• ISDIN FusionWater Color 50+ SPF
    Facial skincare

    This month’s dud: ISDIN FusionWater Color 50+ SPF & Sunbrush Mineral 30+ SPF

    Beauties, are you planning to go somewhere nice this summer post-lockdown? I’m not, but I’m kind of amazed with the peace and quiet that surrounds me today: the moment it was announced that restrictions were lifted in my area, apparently everyone up and ran to the beach, country or wherever it is that they could run to, so at the moment of writing this, I have the impression of living neighborless. I could get used to this, you know. Anyhow, be careful and don’t let your guard down, not just about that which shall not be mentioned, but with sun exposure too. Unfortunately, I’ve had no luck with a couple…

  • ISDIN Fusion Water SPF 50 and Interapothek sunscreen
    Bath and body care,  Facial skincare

    ISDIN Fusion Water SPF 50 & Interapothek Sunscreen Milk

    I tried the sunscreens shown in today’s review during the last summer, and while I’m at it, I’ll just  remind my dear readers what we all know, or ought to know, at this point: winter doesn’t mean you can keep your guard down, and skip sun protection. Particularly if you live in a place like mine, where most days are clear and bright and sunny despite the cold. Interapothek Sunscreen Milk SPF 50 Interapothek isn’t really known outside pharmacies in my general area, I think, but I have my eye on the brand because, despite the decidedly Germanic name, this is actually made quite close to my home; I love…

  • The Ordinary Niacinamida y Alpha Arbutin
    Facial skincare

    The Ordinary Alpha Arbutin & Niacinamide. Also, days of sound and fury in Deciem

    I had this half-written post lying around for a while, until last week’s events in the beautysphere gave me the push to get it finished… in a nutshell, Brandon Truaxe’s been on full-on poo-flinging monkey mode for months, and to make a long, angsty story short, it looks like Truaxe got the axe (sorry, I just had to… ) and is no longer at the helm of Deciem. (Or, according to unsubstantiated rumors floating on the b-sphere, Truaxe, Deciem’s board and minority stakeholder Estée Lauder had already agreed upon the latter’s acquisition of Deciem for a while now, and the CEO’s circus is staged… hmm…) In any case, given that…

  • La Roche Posay Effaclar Duo +
    Facial skincare

    🌻Love You, Love You Not… La Roche-Posay Effaclar Duo + & Anthelios SPF 50+

    One of these products I like very much, the other… not. In fact, I can’t bring myself to apply the latter now, so I stopped using it, or rather, I don’t use it on my face, which is what is made for. The product in question is La Roche-Posay Anthelios SPF 50+ invisible face mist. I bought this one at the end of summer, when days were still long, so when it was time for me to go home the sun was still shining bright. Desperately seeking protection: La Roche-Posay Anthelios SPF 50+ invisible face mist Those of you who have stopped by my blog before will likely be aware…

  • Mercadona sun lotion SPF 50
    Bath and body care,  Facial skincare

    Sun protection & sultry looks: Mercadona SPF 50 sun lotion for sensitive skin + summer essentials

    Curiously enough, even though I await summer eagerly all year, I’m also all for being exposed to bosses, relatives and sunshine as little as possible… other than that, I enjoy sultry weather and the state of mind that comes with it, hanging out outdoors with a few chosen… and since my tolerance to heat is high 😈 I enjoy the Schadenfreude I get from seeing others suffer as I suffer in wintertime, while I’m all: via GIPHYBut anyway, onto the review: not long ago I was using this sun lotion SPF 50 from supermarket Mercadona that, while okay in a pinch, isn’t something I can see myself using forever and…

  • Ecotools Brushes and TONYMOLY Bamboo Gel
    Bath and body care,  Facial skincare,  Makeup

    Bamboo Beauty Review: 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 aside: learn from my mistakes and leave this stuff to those who know what they’re doing); long story short, I used up the last bit of aloe gel I had left to calm my skin…

  • CK IN2U Her and L’Occitane Verveine
    Bath and body care

    Scents of this summer: CK IN2U For Her & Verveine by L’Occitane

    I am what could be termed a perfume serial monogamist: when I open one, I wear it without alternating with any other until is all used up, and then and only then I’ll start a new one, which is never the same one, and rarely it is one I’ve used in the past. Nevertheless, this summer I broke with that long habit forced by circumstance: in late spring I started using “IN2U for her” by Calvin Klein, and not long after that I decided to switch to “Verveine” by L’Occitane. CK IN2U For Her I got this months ago for my birthday, and when I opened my gift I thought…

  • It's Skin Hyaluronic Acid Moisture Toner
    Facial skincare

    Review: It’s Skin Hyaluronic Acid Moisture Toner

    I’ve seen the It’s Skin serums almost everywhere by now (been eyeing the licorice one, as well as the Q10), but hadn’t gotten around to trying anything by this brand until a few weeks ago, when the It’s Skin Hyaluronic Acid Moisture Toner made me curious, and I decided to take it home. First impressions In case you’re not familiar with the maker, this is a Korean brand with a clinical/cosmeceutical concept, probably better known for their ubiquitous Power 10 Formula serums (those color-coded ones that can be found anywhere with a decent K-beauty stock). The product itself is a moisturizing toner in the Korean sense, that is, a thin,…