• Astor EyeArtist Definer Automatic Eyeliner & Soft Sensation Lipstick
    Makeup

    Astor EyeArtist Definer Automatic Eyeliner & Soft Sensation Lipstick

    On the whole, Astor isn’t really a brand I tend to pay much attention to, so it’s quite unlikely I’d ever have tried the items in today’s reviews if it wasn’t for mother Nessie, the makeup enabler, who some months ago picked up this lipstick and liner set for me, the Astor EyeArtist Definer Automatic Eyeliner and Soft Sensation Lipstick. Astor Soft Sensation Lipstick As I was saying, if my mother hadn’t given me this, I’d probably have passed this one by: to begin with, I don’t often buy lipsticks  (lipbalms yes, those I use religiously), I can’t recall the last time I bought something of this brand, and it’s…

  • I Love... Lemon Sorbet Body Butter
    Bath and body care

    I Love… Lemon Sorbet Body Butter, Shower Gel and Whipped Sugar Scrub

    I’d seen this brand often in my frequent trips to cosmetics shop, but its products never caught my eye: even so, one fine day I decided to give the I Love… Lemon Sorbet shower gel a sniff, and it was just as the brand name said: ooh, come to me, yummy, caloric-smelling lemon meringue pie. Yes, pie, even though it’s called Lemon Sorbet, but who cares; it smells like lemon pie and it’s delicious. It’s a sweet scent, as one can expect, but the citric touch combined with the baked crust tinge save it from being one of those cloying, dull drugstore products. It’s not that I’m a committed hater…

  • 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…

  • Pantalla solar Sun Med y stick labial Piz Buin
    Bath and body care,  Facial skincare

    Sun protection for pre-summer: Sun Med lotion and Piz Buin sun lipstick

    And I’m back again! I like warm weather, I do, that’s one of the reasons why I live where I live, but between the summer preview we’re experiencing, and other circumstances I’ve needed to conserve my energy… anyhow, I’m here again, and my back-to-blogging review is all about SPF, of course. In case you find yourself sunscreen-less in the middle of your Spanish holiday and need to locate a bottle ASAP, the sun lotion in the pic can be found in supermarket chain Mercadona, and is as good an inexpensive option as you can find. I’d never seen this brand before, which is offered in the chain’s newest suncare line,…