Nessie does DECIEM: The Ordinary Retinol 1% and Hyaluronic Acid 2% + B5

The Ordinary Retinol 1% and Hyaluronic Acid 2%

Not long ago, I decided to give in and see what was all the fuss about The Ordinary, and I may just be the last beauty blogger to have done so… I can hear a mother’s voice in my head saying: “if the other bloggers jump off a bridge, would you do it too?”. Well, yes, it looks that way… there’s not much about left to be said about this Canadian, cruelty-free, and highly affordable […]

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Staples in my stash: Mineralissima mineral makeup

Mineralissima mineral foundation

About 8 or 9 years ago I discovered mineral foundation while wandering online, and until not long ago, I didn’t want to use anything else… it was quite the discovery for my oily skin, exacerbated by my habit of using sunscreen and the warm climate where I live. I began using other brands that I quite liked overall, but due to circumstances, I switched a few times until I found Mineralissima mineral makeup, which I’ve […]

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Paula’s Choice Skin Perfecting 2% BHA Liquid – a comparison

Skin Perfecting 2% BHA exfoliant

Several months ago I ordered a mini-size of the Paula’s Choice Skin Perfecting BHA Liquid exfoliant (the 2%), to compare with RESIST Daily Pore Refining Treatment 2% BHA Liquid from the same brand, which I already reviewed some months ago. First off, I have to say this system of offering trial sizes is one of the major reasons why I tend to prefer many of Paula’s Choice’s products… I’ve gotten several months of frequent use […]

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Review: Prestige Cosmetics Total Intensity eyeliners

Prestige Cosmetics Total Intensity Eyeliner

I found these Prestige Cosmetics Total Intensity eyeliners by chance, nosing about in a shop that carries somewhat unusual brands in my town… I could not resist, even though they were more expensive there than online; still, for the 8€ I paid for each, I found the quality to be as good as any from pricier, fancier brands, if not better. Since I didn’t have to pay for delivery to my doorstep, this works for […]

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Review: Benecos lip products, and how I learned to love red lipstick

Productos labiales de Benecos

I’m baaack! The new year so far has brought me awesome and challenging new work projects that have kept me away from my blog during all these days… however, like Ah-nold, I promised I’d be back, and here I am, with a fresh new review of Benecos lip products. I’ve already talked about this German brand some posts ago, and despite my less-than-stellar experience with their (dreadful) mascara, the lip products I’ve tried from them […]

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Review: Naobay HydraPlus Face Toner

Naobay HydraPlusFace Toner

I’d seen this brand mentioned in several Spanish beauty blogs, but I’d never tried any of their products until I chanced upon them in a beauty chain retailer in my town; it so happened that I had facial tonic in my shopping list and Naobay HydraPlus Face Toner seemed nice and was affordable (4.95€ for 6.75 fl.oz.) For those not familiar with Naobay, this is an eco-friendly Spanish brand of cosmetics located in Valencia: their […]

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Review: Weleda Everon Lip Balm

Weleda Everon Lip Balm

This year I imposed myself the rule of using only one lipbalm at a time, rather than buying and keeping one in my handbag, one in the bathroom, one in my bedside table, as I used to do… nevertheless, Weleda’s Everon Lip Balm almost made me break my rule and go get another one ASAP, without using it up first. I haven’t done it because I want to finish this product, and recycle the container […]

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Trying out: Paula’s Choice RESIST AHA and BHA

Review Paula's Choice AHA & BHA

In late August I ordered these Paula’s Choice RESIST AHA and BHA trial sizes from PC’s Spain site. These little guys have lasted quite a while, though now it’s time to think about a reorder. Would I buy this in full size? We’ll get to that in a moment. I haven’t used many Paula’s Choice products, but I’ve been familiar with this brand through founder Paula Begoun’s Cosmetics Cop site and books, which I first […]

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Benecos Natural Mascara Maximum Volume

Benecos Natural Mascara Maximum Volume

All in all, I’ve liked the few things I’ve tried from this brand, except for this Benecos Natural Mascara Maximum Volume. This has been one of my latest disappointments, mainly because it stings my eyes, something I have NEVER experienced with any other mascara, or with any eyeliner or shadow at all. But first things first. Benecos is a German brand whose leitmotiv is environmentally-friendly ingredients, and a “natural” concept in cosmetics at affordable prices. […]

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