• Organic Rose Otto Lip Serum by Dr. Organic & Douglas Naturals lipbalm
    Facial skincare

    Organic Rose Otto Lip Serum by Dr. Organic & Douglas Naturals lipbalm

    I looove roses, I do, but as soon as Valentine’s starts creeping round social media and shop windows, suddenly the world is all via GIPHY But! the truth is that deep down I find collective nonsense like this entertaining, so I’m playing too, and today I bring roses… well, not really: I do bring lipbalm, though, which is a necessity for me at this time of the year; lately I’ve been using this Douglas Naturals lipbalm with organic pomegranate extract, and the Organic Rose Otto Lip Serum by Dr. Organic. Lipbalms and I, a tale of devotion (& a brief disgression) First off, I want to make one thing clear:…

  • Mercadona sun lotion SPF 50
    Bath and body care,  Facial skincare

    Sun protection & sultry looks: Mercadona SPF 50 sun lotion for sensitive skin + summer essentials

    Curiously enough, even though I await summer eagerly all year, I’m also all for being exposed to bosses, relatives and sunshine as little as possible… other than that, I enjoy sultry weather and the state of mind that comes with it, hanging out outdoors with a few chosen… and since my tolerance to heat is high 😈 I enjoy the Schadenfreude I get from seeing others suffer as I suffer in wintertime, while I’m all: via GIPHYBut anyway, onto the review: not long ago I was using this sun lotion SPF 50 from supermarket Mercadona that, while okay in a pinch, isn’t something I can see myself using forever and…

  • Dizao Organics Sea Buckthorn Replenishing Lipbalm
    Facial skincare,  Makeup

    Lip color and care: Essence lipstick & Dizao Organics lipbalm

    As a rule, I’m all about gloriously tacky colors and piling up on the eye makeup, while being very conservative and dull with lip products. For a self-confessed lover of makeup, I actually don’t have many lip color products (four at last count, if you’re curious), and half of those are soft nudey pinks. But one fine evening in a beauty shop, I ran into this pretty plum lipstick by Essence that decided to just jump into my basket. I think the last time I wore a color this dark was when I was a 20-year-old with goth leanings (the goth leanings stayed, the twenties left a good long while…

  • Prestige Cosmetics Total Intensity Eyeliners
    Facial skincare,  Makeup

    Summer Blues: Diadermine makeup remover & Prestige Cosmetics eyeliners

      It’s officially summer as of today, and I say officially because where I live it’s been summer for weeks already… not that I’m complaining, I’m one of those strange creatures that are pretty much unaffected by deadly heat, in fact, I feel like starting a million things and projects… however, finishing what I start is another story. Anyway, on to the reviews! Diadermine eye makeup remover This is the makeup remover I typically have in my bathroom cabinet, and it’s been that way for centuries, mainly because I’ve nabbed it more than once in a 2-for-the-price-of-1 set (it usually costs about 2 or 3€ IIRC, and it’s easy to…

  • Productos labiales de Benecos
    Makeup

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

    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 have made me want to go back for more… A couple months ago I went back to using my favorite product from this brand, Benecos Bio Lipbalm. And when I say it is my favorite,…

  • Benecos Natural Mascara Maximum Volume
    Makeup

    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. It isn’t very well known in my area beyond the beauty blogosphere, or at least it seems that way to me; in any case, I haven’t seen it anywhere other than in the organic supermarket…