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    The Best Mascara: Drugstore and High-End

    Hey there, Mascara is an important step in any make-up and even if I’m not wearing any make-up, a mascara and a concealer is everything I need for a more put together look (check my favourite concealer here). However, finding a good mascara is quite a challenge. There are so many formulations, different types of brushes, different brands… So I’ve been testing 8 mascaras that I’ve selected based on their reviews or that I’ve been curious to try. In today’s post, I will talk about my favourite ones among drugstore and high-end brands.     Starting with the mascaras that did not impress me at all. One of them is the Maybelline Great…

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    My Skincare Routine: Body Edition

    Hey there! During Autumn/Winter my skin gets really dry. I’m very focused on my face but my body is kind of neglected because I’m either too busy or lazy. A couple of weeks ago I decided to take better care of my skin. So in today’s post, I’ll share my routine including my favourite products. My skin improved so much that I hope I can inspire you as well in taking better care of yours too.     The first product I’ll mention was one of my September Favourites – body brush. This is great for exfoliation because by removing the dead cells the skin will absorb better the moisturizer. This…

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    Can you Keep a (Hair) Secret?

    Hey there, My hair is very important to me so taking care of it is one of my priorities. Over the years I discovered ways to treat better my hair. So in this post, I’ll share all my secrets to achieve/maintain healthy hair. WASH DAYS Chose natural hair products, especially shampoo (check the post about the products I use). Pre-shampoo your hair. A couple of hours before you plan to take a shower, apply a pre-shampoo or coconut oil to your hair and leave it to absorb the product. Don’t dry towel the hair (it’ll ruin it). Use detangling spray to facilitate brushing and to avoid hair loss (check the post). When brushing after the shower (especially…

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    My Favourite Drugstore Concealers

    Hey there! Concealer is one of the most important steps on my make-up because I do have dark circles, a lot of blemishes and a couple of freckles (that normally become more intense during summer). I know there are out there amazing reviews about high-end concealers (I have loads on my list). However, they’re expensive, so I’m always looking for drugstore dupes that may work as well. Here are some that I’ve been trying recently.     Revolution Conceal & Correct – I got the colours C4 and C5. When I was in the store I planned to get a light shade and a dark shade among the shades available…

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    My Favourite Dry Shampoo

    Hey there, I can’t live without a dry shampoo. If you’ve never tried them before…believe me, you need them in your life. It’ll save you time and your hair. Yes hair, because we’re not supposed to wash it every single day. Recently I’ve been testing different dry shampoos and now I’m sharing with you my opinion about them. Normally I tend to select the darker version (if it’s available) to avoid white powder residue on my roots. So, here are the brands I’ve tried:   Superdrug cocoa brownie This product was never on my wish list. I went to Superdrug looking for the Batiste dry shampoo and it was out of stock. The…

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    How to Achieve Healthy Hair

    Hey there, Shampoo and masque are important products in a hair care routine (you can check my routine here.). However, from my experience, they’re not enough, mainly because I wash my hair 1 to 2 times a week which means that between washes it becomes dry. So, recently I’ve been including new products to my routine and I’ve noticed amazing changes. It looks healthy, sleek and I don’t remember the last time I had split ends. So in today’s post, I’ll share with you my favourite products that I’ve incorporated into my routine to achieve healthy hair.     As I’ve mentioned above I don’t wash my hair every day. On…

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    My Favourite Foundation

    Hey there, Recently I’ve been trying different foundations and on today’s post I’ll talk about what did and did not work for me. They’re mainly drugstore foundation because I really like to find a good and cheap gem. I tried all the foundations for a long period of time (which explains why some of the bottles in the photos are empty) and as part of my make-up routine. In other words, I would apply the foundation after my skincare (check the post) and before the pressed powder.     Starting with the foundations that didn’t work so well. One of them is the Revlon colourstay foundation. I had good expectations on…

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    Week(end) Make-Up

    Hey there! Do you guys wear make-up the same way as you wear your clothes? In other words, do you wear special/ favourite clothes on weekends and special occasions, leaving the rest of the clothes for weekdays? I know I do and I tend to do the same with make-up. This works for me because I prefer to wear more subtle make-up for work, which means that on weekends I can make it a bit more extravagant. The same applies to the number of steps, having more time on weekends means that I’ll apply primer before the foundation and eyeshadow; I may apply false eyelashes and even spend more time…

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    My Hair Care Routine

    Hey there, Taking care of my hair is one of my favourite things to do. It wasn’t always like that. When I was young my hair was extremely dry and dumb, so I would style it in a ponytail (every single day). I didn’t know that my hair looked like that because of the products I was using (and the absence of some). I was just using shampoo and sometimes conditioner. Of course, that wasn’t enough. A few years later I’d decided to read about hair care and try new products. So in today’s post, I’m going to address all the products I’m currently using on a weekly basis.  …

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    My (Current) Skincare Routine

    Hey there, I don’t know about you, but my skincare routine is always changing because I like to try new products/formulations. This post will include my recent favourite products.  I believe my skin routine is very simple but it’s something I’m planning to go in more depth and learn more about it. By the way, I have combination skin.   MORNING Right after jumping out of the bed, I usually wash my face with plain cold water (except during winter days). I gently dry my face and then I apply a day cream from L’oreal, the Triple Active day cream. This is a very good moisturizer recommended for normal to combination…