Monday, May 30, 2016

Review: Second Skin Foundation by 100% Pure



 100% Pure is a brand that creates totally natural and toxin-free fruit-based makeup and skincare. I'm personally in love with many of their products, and I wanted to share with you my experience with their latest innovation: Second Skin Foundation, a serum foundation that feels and acts like a second skin. This is a 100% natural and vegan make-up product with zero synthetic molecules or nasty chemicals.

Monday, May 23, 2016

Review: Simone France Skincare and The Sandwich


Ever since I started writing about beauty a whooping decade ago fresh off journalism school, I became a dignified guinea pig. I test on average a gazillion products a month, but for some brands I actually take a good three weeks of exclusive use before I write my honest opinion. It is the case with Simone France, a wonderful skincare brand that concentrates on delivering highly-targeted formulas instead of spending an insane amount of money on marketing. Simone France's products do speak for themselves.

When a few weeks ago I received an email from the company asking me if I was interested in receiving some samples to test (you can find my review policies here), I was very positively surprised that I had to take a test prior to receiving the product. That test, they assured me, was necessary to understand the real needs of my skin. There aren't many brands out there with such an easy-to-use yet comprehensive (and accurate) diagnosis tool.

(Psst... Follow the pretty bold pink links to learn more about the products!)

Saturday, May 7, 2016

Gifts for the beauty-addict mom

What I like least when Mother's day approaches is the tremendous amount of pitches I get about gifts that aren't really meant for Mom, but for her role. Thinks like cooking gadgets or smart cleaning devices aren't thoughtful gifts (unless cooking and cleaning are a hobby for your mother, which I doubt very much), but rather yet other gimmicks that mom will use to help others even further. 

That is the reason why my Mother's Day gift selections concentrate on her, the person that rarely consecrates time to herself. Today's selection is especially curated to satisfy the inner cravings of the beauty-addict mothers who love make-up and beauty products. In this guide you will find a mix of natural and traditional cosmetics to cater to a wide range of budgets.

(Psst... Follow the pretty bold pink links to learn more about the products!)

Friday, May 6, 2016

7 Lifestyle Gifts for Mom under $100


Although mothers deserve to receive our love and affection each and every one of the days in our lives, it's always nice to remind them how grateful we are with a small token of appreciation. To celebrate the upcoming Mother's Day, I have especially curated a guide of my favorite gifts under $100 that scream "thank you!."

(Psst... Follow the pretty bold pink links to learn more about the products!)

Sunday, May 1, 2016

Review: The Brush Guard protects your make-up brushes




The germophobe that lives in me cringes every time I see my make-up tools get dusty just because I keep them in a mason jar for easy access and a touch of girlishness in my apartment. Luckily, there is a company that thinks exactly like me and creates wonderful guards for make-up brushes and cleansing products to keep bacteria away. Ladies and gentlemen, meet The Brush Guard (a.k.a. the germophobe squad.)