by ManuMay 11, 2017

It seems like the beauty world is lately going nuts for the highlighted looks. Healthy glow, luminous skin, are the words of the day, everyday. Seeing so many human – disco balls walking around in the city, and in all fairness, on Instagram and YouTube alike, this trend seems to be getting traction. But, including it into an effortless makeup routine, without overdoing the bling, is no easy job. Perricone MD (no)makeup line is getting universal affection for exactly that: the no-makeup look. The No Highlighter Highlighter is the first I’m trying from the range and… I’m impressed. This is the one highlighter to rule them all. I…

by ManuMay 3, 2017

When it comes to body care, coconut oil has been the cult beauty ingredient for a while now. Being used in so many ways, I’m tricked to think of it as some kind of birthright. But coconut trees don’t grow into everyone’s backyard, and our greed is starting to leave marks on the environment (here’s a good article about this). Yes, yes, I too think that coconut oil is amazing, but there are other trees out there from which we can benefit, ones that are even closer to us. Share the love! L’Occitane created a range that celebrates the benefits of almonds, and one that holds my…

by ManuApril 25, 2017

All this cold weather put me in the mood for baking. And before you start imagine trays of cookies and cakes coming out from my oven, I’ll have to inform you that today I’ll be talking about a different kind of baking. Laura Geller has several makeup products that are proudly advertised as “baked”. The process sound very romantic, everything starting as a cream, then formed by hand and baked on terracotta tiles in Italy. Oh, this story could make it to the big screen! Laura Geller Balance n Brighten Baked Color Correcting Foundation is the first I’m trying from her line….

by ManuApril 20, 2017

It seems like we can never get it right with cleansers. Whenever we think we finally figure it out how to best clean our faces, the beauty industry proves us wrong. And there we are again, trying to not over-exfoliate, to not strip our faces from the famous “essential oils”, but at the same time keep our precious skin cleaner than our church shoes. Cleansing milk, gel, foam, water, powder, balm, oil and even mud, it’s crazy how much we can exaggerate when it comes to this basic step in our beauty routine. And now, since the double cleansing mania…

by ManuApril 17, 2017

It’s so easy these days to crack under the pressure of the perfect image. And how ironic is this desire of fitting our looks into THE society’s standards, while we are all embracing feminism as a norm. After all, is it the society who is pressuring us to aspire to perfection, or is it us? We are encouraged to defend the idea that we should love ourselves the way we are. Meanwhile, the same promoters target us as consumers for products we’re using when we rush in the morning to build our inertial makeup armour. When it comes to our…