• GlamGlow FlashMud Brightening Treatment Pixi Glow Tonic
    Facial skincare

    The Hype Stuff: Pixi Glow Tonic & GlamGlow FlashMud Brightening Treatment

    Have you been naughty or nice during the post-holiday sales? I’ve been a perfect saint, if I do say so myself, though that’s mainly because it’s too cold for me to go out, and besides, I have stuff in my stash that I want to use up first. Still, for anyone who’s thinking of taking a small bite or two of the sales these days, today I talk about a couple travel-sized reviews. Pixi Glow Tonic Unless you’ve been living under a rock in a distant planet, far away from skincare, you’re probably at least aware of the mega hyped Pixi Glow Tonic. Which is why I almost skipped over…

  • It's Skin Hyaluronic Acid Moisture Toner
    Facial skincare

    Review: It’s Skin Hyaluronic Acid Moisture Toner

    I’ve seen the It’s Skin serums almost everywhere by now (been eyeing the licorice one, as well as the Q10), but hadn’t gotten around to trying anything by this brand until a few weeks ago, when the It’s Skin Hyaluronic Acid Moisture Toner made me curious, and I decided to take it home. First impressions In case you’re not familiar with the maker, this is a Korean brand with a clinical/cosmeceutical concept, probably better known for their ubiquitous Power 10 Formula serums (those color-coded ones that can be found anywhere with a decent K-beauty stock). The product itself is a moisturizing toner in the Korean sense, that is, a thin,…

  • Naobay HydraPlusFace Toner
    Facial skincare

    Review: Naobay HydraPlus Face 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 products are cruelty-free and ECOCERT-certified, formulated exclusively with ingredients derived from natural sources, some of which come from organic farming, and they adhere to a policy of responsible and sustainable packaging. These are no doubt…