My “Must-Not-Haves”

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Over and over again I make the same mistake following a passing desire to buy a good-looking bottle that later proves to be completely useless to me (see them all in our Pandora’s box). That is why I decided to make a list of the products that I don’t need (at least in the nearest future) and look at it next time I want to buy something useless. Here it is: Continue reading

Urban Decay Naked 2 vs. Maybelline The Nudes

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Even if you’re not a big fan of eye make-up or maybe haven’t mastered it quite yet, there should be a nude palette in your cosmetic bag for the occasions when you need to look a bit more glamorous and dressed-up. Actually, especially if you don’t apply eye-shadows so often, you should really look into nudes, because they’ll allow you to experiment with different colour combinations without risking to ever look like a circus artist or someone who doesn’t have a clue what they are doing. Continue reading

How to Take Care of Your Skin If You Have a Fringe

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Having a fringe (or bangs) on and off for 8 years made me realise something hairdressers do not tell you about: a fringe is not only a hairstyle but rather a beauty routine to adjust to. The main part of this routine is, of course, washing your fringe every day, no matter what. But there is something more to it, directly connected with how having hair on your face affects your skin. After many beauty mistakes and even some beauty disasters I made up a set of rules that I follow every day. Continue reading

Natural Everyday Make-up

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I’m not a fan of spending hours in front of a mirror putting my make-up on, although I do enjoy the process, I don’t always have time for it in my everyday life. But there are a couple of products I can’t live without, so I’ve decided to dedicate a post to them.

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Niina: Why Do I Choose Natural Cosmetics?

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Lately, cosmetics labeled as “eco” and “organic” have gradually replaced all the other bottles, jars and tubes in my bathroom. Although I do agree with some of the points Aline made in her post about making conscious consumer choices and not falling for marketing traps, I still want to sort out all the reasons why I’ve decided to switch to natural cosmetics.

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Asian Skincare Products: Olga’s Favorites

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At first sight, Asian skincare seems pretty complicated. There is a whole world of new types of products and sophisticated application techniques that make their beauty rituals completely different from the European. You’ve probably read about ten-step Korean beauty routine and imagine Asian beauties religiously lying down for hours with sheet masks all over their bodies filled with snail, starfish and snake venom extract, caviar, ginseng and tomato stem cells all at the same time. Well, that’s basically true.

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