The year is almost over so, while we’re waiting for 2012 to begin, I thought it’d be nice to take a trip down memory lane to see what we have been talking about this year. Let’s get started:
What Are The Best Sunscreen Ingredients?: we all know how important is it to wear sunscreen to prevent cancer and premature aging. But there are so many sunscreens on the market, and not all of them offer broad spectrum protection, that it can be difficult to choose which one to purchase. This post will tell you what the best sunscreen ingredients are so that you know what to look for when buying a sunscreen.
Do you really need an eye cream?: we are often told that we need to buy a separate cream to take care of the delicate area around the eyes, but is that really true? Do eye creams especially formulated for the eye area really work and are a must for everyone, or is it just a marketing tactic to make you buy another face cream, but in a smaller container and at a higher price tag?
How To Test Cosmetics Safely At The Makeup Counter: trying cosmetic products before buying them is very helpful as it allows us to see how well they suit our skin type, colouring and needs. But with so many people daily touching the testers, there’s always the risk they can harbour bacteria. Read the post to find out how you can test them safely.
5 Tips To Learn To Love Your Body: accepting ourselves and the way we look is one of the most difficult things to do, especially in our society obsessed with youth, thinness and perfection. But until we do that, we will never be happy. I hope this post will help you do just that.
8 tips to prevent hair damage: there are lots of things that can harm our hair and once the damage is done, it cannot be reversed. Deep conditioning helps make hair look better, but you’ll have to wait for it to grow back to have healthy hair again. So, read this post to find out how you can prevent the damage from happening in the first place.
Common antioxidants in skincare products: we all know that antioxidants are precious allies in the fight against premature aging, but have you ever wondered what are the most common ones in skincare products? What do they do and what do you have to consider before buying a product with antioxidants?
Is it really necessary to reapply sunscreen every 2 or 3 hours?: we are constantly told that we need to reapply sunscreen every couple of hours or so in order to stay protected for the entire day, but let’s face it, that’s not always possible. And is it really necessary anyway or are there occasions when you don’t have to worry about reapplying it throughout the day?
6 bronzing mistakes you should avoid: we all love that bronzed, sunkissed look and bronzers are the safest way to achieve it. But the wrong bronzer or a bad application can make you look orange, muddy, fake, or even like a discoball. Read this post to know how to avoid making those mistakes and achieve a naturally bronzed, beautiful look.
Interview with Gianna from Nouveau Cheap: last July, I had the honour of interviewing Gianna, the lovely lady behind Nouveau Cheap. Read the interview to find out what her favourite drugstore products are, which ones she dislikes, why she started her blog and a lot more..
The beauty secrets of empress Sissi: Empress Elizabeth of Austria, also called Sissi or Sisi, was one of the most beautiful women of her time and she knew it. Find out how she kept in shape, what products she used on her face and how she took care of her hair.
5 myths about skincare products busted: there are lots of myths surrounding beauty products that may prevent us from buying the ones that best suit our skin type and needs. In this post, I set the record straight on five of them.
Are you making this mistake when applying sunscreen?: using sunscreen is not enough to keep our skin protected from the harmful sun rays, we need to apply it the right way too. Should it be applied before or after moisturizer? Read the post to find out.
Is Tea Tree Oil an effective acne treatment?: if you have acne but your skin can’t tolerate Benzoyl Peroxide well, then you should consider Tea Tree Oil. Read the post to find out how it works, at what concentrations it is effective and if it has any side effects…
What’s the difference between dandruff and dry scalp?: dandruff and dry scalp have similar symptoms so it’s easy to confuse one with the other. But they are different conditions and need to be treated differently. Find out how by reading this post.
Women and cosmetics during world war II: are you curious to know how European women managed to take care of their appearance during this horrible time and what beauty trends were popular in America? Find out by reading this post.
8 things I learned from beauty blogging: in this post, I share what beauty blogging has taught me in the past 3 years.