Staples in my stash: Mineralissima mineral makeup

Mineralissima mineral foundation

About 8 or 9 years ago I discovered mineral foundation while wandering online, and until not long ago, I didn’t want to use anything else… it was quite the discovery for my oily skin, exacerbated by my habit of using sunscreen and the warm climate where I live. I began using other brands that I quite liked overall, but due to circumstances, I switched a few times until I found Mineralissima mineral makeup, which I’ve […]

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Go clean your makeup brushes NOW!

Face cosmetics expiration

Dear readers: this is a PSA reminding you to clean your makeup brushes, your vanity table and your war paints. And when I say go clean your makeup stuff, I mean do it TODAY. This is an order. While you’re at it, clean up and disinfect everything else too, not just brushes and makeup: your sponges, your makeup bag, tweezers, scissors and pencil sharpener, and your jars. Check your makeup’s due date, and throw out […]

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

Productos labiales de Benecos

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 […]

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Trying out: Paula’s Choice RESIST AHA and BHA

Review Paula's Choice AHA & BHA

In late August I ordered these Paula’s Choice RESIST AHA and BHA trial sizes from PC’s Spain site. These little guys have lasted quite a while, though now it’s time to think about a reorder. Would I buy this in full size? We’ll get to that in a moment. I haven’t used many Paula’s Choice products, but I’ve been familiar with this brand through founder Paula Begoun’s Cosmetics Cop site and books, which I first […]

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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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