• The Ordinary Salicylic Acid 2% Solution
    Facial skincare

    Review: The Ordinary Salicylic Acid 2% & Lactic Acid 10% + HA

    Isn’t everybody just sick of seeing The Ordinary all over SM and beyond? There simply isn’t a nook or cranny in the beauty blogosphere where this brand hasn’t gotten to; their products are like glitter, or like cockroaches (and their tune), or like Madonna, and her tunes… nevertheless, I haven’t escaped either: I’ve been using their Lactic Acid 10% and their Salicylic Acid 2% for months now. I’ve no problem admitting that I’m a fangirl of acids, so it strikes me as more than a bit odd that DECIEM includes all the warnings it does about using them. In fact, I can recall a few instances in which founder Brandon…

  • Kat von D Lock It foundation
    Makeup

    Review: Bifull Oval Brushes & Kat Von D Lock-It foundation

    Many of the things that become frequent flyers all over SM profiles end up tiring me fast, yet oval makeup brushes caught my eye from the start, till I finally nabbed this set of oval brushes from Bifull, a Spanish brand specializing in professional items for the beauty industry. On the whole, I have the impression that this is kind of one of those sort-of polarizing items in the beauty blogosphere, in the sense that many makeup fans are all over this toothbrushy makeup brush trend, while many others seem to find them just gimmicky. I’m in the first category – #TeamOval – and after trying these two brushes, my…

  • máscaras de pestañas baratas
    Makeup

    Two budget mascaras: Bell Cosmetics & KIKO Milano to the test.

      Right now I have two mascaras on rotation on my makeup stash, which is something I normally avoid; I don’t like having too many cosmetics open, especially mascara, which is particularly susceptible to contamination and gumming, so I prefer to finish a product before moving on to the next. Nevertheless, since I had these two budget mascaras, and one of them already has me kind of annoyed, I decided I might as well put them to the test side by side, in the name of lash-batting science. Secretale Xtreme Lashes Mascara by Bell Cosmetics This one cost about 5€, and given that I generally liked the few things I’ve…

  • Heliocare Ultra Gel
    Facial skincare

    Review: Heliocare Ultra Gel + Endocare

    This is a 2-for-1 review about this set of Heliocare Ultra Gel + Endocare-C ampoules and Gelcream, bought at the end of this summer. It could even have been a 3-for-1 review, but I already posted my thoughts about Heliocare SPF 50 gel sunscreen, and my opinion is the same for the SPF 90 version. I’d like to remind you, however, that there really isn’t much of a difference in protection between an SPF 90 and a SPF 50, nor among SPF 50 and spf 30. So, if an impressively high SPF sunscreen isn’t readily available to you, or you can’t get this version for one reason or another, don’t…

  • 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…

  • Review KIKO Sunshine DD cream
    Makeup

    Kiko Sunshine DD cream from the Wanderlust collection

    Ever since I discovered mineral foundation, I never went near the liquid kind again, nor missed it. However, this was some years ago, when my skin was younger and oilier. Now I’m finding mineral powders a bit more dulling sometimes: they no longer meld with my skin’s dwindling oil production as they did before, so it doesn’t look as nice and natural. So, in late May or thereabouts, I got it into my head to try a BB, or rather a DD, which this is. I normally consider my purchases for longer, especially in the case of facial cosmetics, because my skin is so fussy about this and that, but…