The Holika Holika Naked Face Fitting BB is one of the K-beauty items I brought back from Japan. It was one of the Shin-Okubo (Koreatown in Tokyo) store clerks that brought this product to my attention. I did not need another BB cream, yet the simple matte glass bottle intrigued me and I really wanted to try a dewy formula. At the time those were pretty hard to find over here since all everyone could talk about was matte face, matte lips, matte everything. Thank god those days are behind us. Yay dewy skin! View Post

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Treets Traditions is a relatively new Dutch beauty brand whose product ranges revolve around ancient traditions found all over the world. Sounds familiar no? An added bonus is that its products are free of SLS, SLES, parabens, silicones, colourants and mineral oils. I have been testing some products of the Tweets Traditions Pure Serenity range, which was inspired by the Japanese onsen (bathing) culture. View Post

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loreal paradise extatic waterproof mascara review

After trying the original L’Oréal Paradise Extatic Mascara I was very curious about its waterproof successor, the L’Oréal Paradise Extatic Waterproof Mascara. I rarely have days where my mascara doesn’t end up under my eyes by the end of the day so waterproof mascaras are very welcome! This one looks just as pretty as the original, but with a turquoise tube which makes me think of some tropical beach.  View Post

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Nivea sun UV face shine control cream

It’s no doubt we have been blessed with one of the hottest summers ever measured. More than enough reason to stress – once again – how important it is to protect your skin from UV rays, especially if you’re spending a lot of time outside. You can read my sunscreen basics here or carry on for a review of the new Nivea Sun UV Face sunscreens! View Post

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heimish all clean balm

As I’m scraping the last bits out of my tub, I thought it is about time for a review of the infamous Heimish All Clean Balm! This oil-based sherbet cleansing balm is the first step in my double cleansing routine for a while now. View Post

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the master perfumer oriental summer

Now I don’t consider myself to be a fragrance snob but I do have to admit the isle of cheap fragrances at the drugstore is one I’d like to avoid. Call me judgmental but I just don’t find them attractive at all… HOWEVER my unexpected love for The Master Perfumer Oriental Summer No.11 fragrance is one story I felt like I needed to share, especially for those who – like me – couldn’t even bother to have a look. View Post

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