• L'Occitane Bouquet de Vanille body cream and lip balm
    Bath and body care

    ‘Nilla Notes: L’Occitane Bouquet de Vanille & Yves Rocher Nuit Vanille

    Today’s post is for fellow lovers of vanilla, while the fresher weather after April rains lingers in my area… in my case, vanille is among the few gourmand scents that I love almost in any way, shape or form, so today I bring vanilla-scented reviews from L’Occitane and Yves Rocher. L’Occitane Bouquet de Vanille Ultra Soft Cream and Lip Balm. I’d used L’Occitane’s lipbalms and shea butter body products before, and though they are pricey, I end up going back for more after a while… anyway, I like this lip balm’s consistency, halfway between balm and gloss; which is odd, because as a rule, I’m not much of a gloss…

  • La Roche Posay Effaclar Duo +
    Facial skincare

    🌻Love You, Love You Not… La Roche-Posay Effaclar Duo + & Anthelios SPF 50+

    One of these products I like very much, the other… not. In fact, I can’t bring myself to apply the latter now, so I stopped using it, or rather, I don’t use it on my face, which is what is made for. The product in question is La Roche-Posay Anthelios SPF 50+ invisible face mist. I bought this one at the end of summer, when days were still long, so when it was time for me to go home the sun was still shining bright. Desperately seeking protection: La Roche-Posay Anthelios SPF 50+ invisible face mist Those of you who have stopped by my blog before will likely be aware…

  • Yves Rocher shower gel
    Bath and body care

    Almonds for autumn: Marnys Sweet Almond Oil & Yves Rocher Shower Gel

    Sweet almond oil isn’t my favorite cosmetic oil, there are others I like more like apricot kernel oil, and avocado kernel oil; still, I consider it a staple in my bathroom cabinet, and I end up using it often for a variety of purposes. So when I chanced upon this sweet almond oil by Marnys in a health-food shop, into the basket it went. I use this brands’ carrier oils often: the quality is always good, and they are manufactured nearby by a local business, which makes it even sweeter. Also, this one’s a nice half-liter bottle (almost 17 oz) for 10€, which is great if you use it as…

  • CK IN2U Her and L’Occitane Verveine
    Bath and body care

    Scents of this summer: CK IN2U For Her & Verveine by L’Occitane

    I am what could be termed a perfume serial monogamist: when I open one, I wear it without alternating with any other until is all used up, and then and only then I’ll start a new one, which is never the same one, and rarely it is one I’ve used in the past. Nevertheless, this summer I broke with that long habit forced by circumstance: in late spring I started using “IN2U for her” by Calvin Klein, and not long after that I decided to switch to “Verveine” by L’Occitane. CK IN2U For Her I got this months ago for my birthday, and when I opened my gift I thought…

  • Sephora monoï velvet cream
    Bath and body care

    Smells like getaway: Deliplus Exotic Shampoo and Sephora Monoï velvet cream

    I adore aromas with a touch of the exotic, which almost always put me in a good mood, and apparently they’re something my fam and friends tend to associate with me (silly as it is, this makes me happy). So, both of the products reviewed today were given to me by two friends of mine who know my weakness. Deliplus Exotic Shampoo In short, it’s just your regular inexpensive, supermarket-brand (Mercadona) shampoo for the most part; there’s SLES in the formula, but it is silicone- and paraben-free in case this is something you avoid – personally, I don’t go out of my way to avoid these things in products. In…

  • Sephora Coconut Milk Body Lotion
    Bath and body care

    Coco-binge: coconut body care from Sephora and Marnys

    Last time I was in Sephora I was eyeing the Color Line they launched a little while ago, especially the coconut lipbalm and micellar water… in the end I decided not to bite, though the temptation was strong… I ADORE most things coconut-scented, but I’m afraid of coconut oil because it’s known to be highly comedogenic, so I avoid any and all facial products that have it, and stick to coconut body care. Since my curiosity was piqued, when I got home I snooped Sephora’s web to have a look at the products’ INCI before buying… Sephora’s Spain site doesn’t bother to list anything resembling a proper list of ingredients…

  • 24 de diciembre
    Bath and body care,  Facial skincare

    Winter suncare: my body and lip care during these holidays

    At this point, it’s no longer necessary to tell you that UVA rays (the bad guys, the melanoma and aging ones) are at it all year long so long as there’s daylight, right? No matter if it’s winter, if it’s overcast, cold, dreary, miserable, etc. So I wear sunscreen year-round, a habit I’m glad I got into from a very young age. Besides, I’ve never been much of a sun bunny anyway. For some reason that’s still a mystery to me, this summer I broke a personal run, and accepted not one, but two invitations to go to the pool; that is, going to the pool to swim, not lounge…