Fresh-faced review: Illamasqua Beyond Powder & Juvia’s Place Saharan Blush Palette

Illamasqua Beyond Powder & Juvia's Place Saharan Blush Palette

Juvia’s Place palettes have been winking at me for a while now, and as it happens, there’s a shop in my little godforsaken corner of Spain that carries them, so I don’t even have to go online… what was I to do? I first wanted one of the eyeshadow palettes, but on seeing this one I said: “Mine!” And the reasonable part of my brain said: “Very pretty, but it’s a blush palette, and you […]

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W7 “Delicious” palette, Black Lash mascara & NYX Epic Black Mousse Liner

NYX Epic Black Mousse Liner

It is a truth universally acknowledged that a lady in possesion of a great hoard of powders and paints, must be in want of collecting more… these I’m posting today have been with me for a few months, and it was time to trot them out in this blog. W7 “Delicious” Eyeshadow Palette This must probably be review #21816984 of this palette, but I just had to know what all the noise in the MU […]

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

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 […]

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Peter Thomas Roth Mini Mask Magic Set

Peter Thomas Roth mask set

Other than my regular pore-cleaning clay masks, I use masques maybe once in a blue moon, so when I saw this Peter Thomas Roth Mini Mask Magic sample pack for sale at Sephora, I couldn’t grab it fast enough: this format was made for me, commitment-phobe and lover of sample sizes that I am. The rare times I use the “fancier” kind of masques is more for the “spa” experience (and a touch of superstition) […]

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Friday Musings: The New and The Old in the World of Beauty

Max Factor beauty micrometer

Mine beauties: today I’m posting no reviews, but thoughts that have been buzzing round my head, regarding things new and old in the world of beauty, and somehow I just had write about it all… reviews to be resumed next week. The hype of the week that set me thinking Well, that was unexpected… at first, there was nothing that interested me about THE celebrity makeup launch of the week, and possibly of the summer/fall… […]

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Lip color and care: Essence lipstick & Dizao Organics lipbalm

Dizao Organics Sea Buckthorn Replenishing 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 […]

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Bamboo Beauty Review: Ecotools Brushes and TONYMOLY Bamboo Gel

Ecotools Brushes and TONYMOLY Bamboo Gel

I’ve been eyeing the Ecotools brushes for ages, and now these are mine mine mine… there isn’t much more left to be said about this brand, which has certainly become popular in the Spanish beauty blogosphere and beyond, with good reason: they are great value for the price, and as eco-friendly as a consumer product can get. As for the TONYMOLY bamboo gel, I bought this after an unfortunate incident with a DIY mask (an […]

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Paula’s Choice Skin Perfecting 2% BHA Liquid – a comparison

Skin Perfecting 2% BHA exfoliant

Several months ago I ordered a mini-size of the Paula’s Choice Skin Perfecting BHA Liquid exfoliant (the 2%), to compare with RESIST Daily Pore Refining Treatment 2% BHA Liquid from the same brand, which I already reviewed some months ago. First off, I have to say this system of offering trial sizes is one of the major reasons why I tend to prefer many of Paula’s Choice’s products… I’ve gotten several months of frequent use […]

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Review: Prestige Cosmetics Total Intensity eyeliners

Prestige Cosmetics Total Intensity Eyeliner

I found these Prestige Cosmetics Total Intensity eyeliners by chance, nosing about in a shop that carries somewhat unusual brands in my town… I could not resist, even though they were more expensive there than online; still, for the 8€ I paid for each, I found the quality to be as good as any from pricier, fancier brands, if not better. Since I didn’t have to pay for delivery to my doorstep, this works for […]

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Friday Musings: It’s wild out there

Victoria's Secret Exotic Woods Mist

There are days when I can keep to just one subject, but that day is not Friday… so here’s a nice-smelling mini-review, and a couple other things running around inside my head. A review A friend brought me from VS London this amazing body mist, Exotic Woods from Victoria’s Secret, which I’d never tried (I believe this is a limited edition, but I’m not sure… I didn’t see it in the website) and it’s a […]

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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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