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

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 […]

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Keep Cool, Fool: Ecobeauty Micellar Water and Dewytree Hyaluronic Acid Sheetmask

Ecobeauty micellar water & Dewytree sheetmask

This summer, as usual, I’m not having the least trouble in attaining the world-famous goal of 8 glasses of water a day, everyday… I keep a steady supply within reach at all times; nevertheless, despite my enormous intake of water, I’m not seeing the fabulous changes on my skin that so many sybils of the beauty world promise… oh well, another beauty myth that just doesn’t work for me for whatever reason. Anyway, lately the […]

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

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 […]

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Coco-binge: coconut body care from Sephora and Marnys

Sephora Coconut Milk Body Lotion

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 […]

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Review: Heliocare Ultra Gel + Endocare

Heliocare Ultra Gel

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 […]

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Winter suncare: my body and lip care during these holidays

24 de diciembre

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 […]

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Fitness Friday: The Lift Like Lidia edition

Abbye "Pudgy" Stockton

A girlpower moment I was a bit overwhelmed this summer, and I paid even less attention than usual to the Games. I didn’t even watch the opening ceremony, and I usually do, though that’s typically about the extent of my interest in any of these things. Likewise, I never paid much attention to weightlifting, until Lidia Valentín nabbed bronze in Rio and awakened my inner fangirl. As a result, I found this video and I […]

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Review: Naobay HydraPlus Face Toner

Naobay HydraPlusFace 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 […]

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Review: Cosmia Makeup eyeliner

Cosmia Makeup eyeliner

A brief digression: my sainted mother is largely to blame for me growing into such a vain woman. She made a beauty addict of me from a tender age, having been raised with the same inclination by her mother, who in turn got it from her own mother, or at least that’s what I gather based on I’ve heard. (I never met my great-gran. My loss, if the stories about her are true, and I’m […]

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My skincare staples: Heliocare gel 50 SPF sunscreen

review Heliocare gel SPF 50

Follow me at Bloglovin! Of all my cosmetics, Heliocare gel 50 SPF sunscreen is the one I’ve been using the longest, since age 23 or so (how many centuries have passed?), and if nothing changes, it’s likely I’ll continue using it, even though lately I’m interested in trying other options. Some time ago, I brought home this large 200ml tube, instead of my usual 50ml, feeling I was being clever and saving money. In fact, […]

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