Month: November 2012

  • five tanning beds myths

    5 Tanning Bed Myths Debunked!

    “Gio, why don’t you get a tan? You are SO pale.” If I had a penny for every time someone told me this, I’d be a millionaire. I grew up in sunny Italy, where every summer people rush to the beach to get their tan on… and every winter they resort to tanning beds to […]


  • skinsense by abi cleeve

    Do Silicones Prevent Other Ingredients From Sinking Into The Skin?

    Question: what happens when you use a serum with silicones followed by a moisturiser? A. Your moisturiser become useless. It can’t penetrate the barrier silicones leave on your skin. B. Your moisturiser is a smart cookie and easily penetrates through everything. Silicones are no match for it. C. Your moisturiser slips through the cracks silicones […]


  • Lancome la vie est belle review

    Lancome La Vie Est Belle Will Make Your Life A Lot Sweeter

    Disclaimer: I had no intention of trying Lancome La Vie Est Belle. Ever. Word on the street has it, it’s similar to Viktor & Rolf Flowerbomb, a scent that never fails to make me want to puke – TOO. MUCH. SUGAR. I like sweet scents, but not when they make me smell like like I’ve […]


  • mother dirt moisturizer

    When Do Skincare Products Expire?

    I’m a skincare magpie. Always looking for the next big thing. And when I find it, the old one gets unceremoniously dumped into a drawer. But, after a while, I start to feel the guilt gnawing at me. It’s not like I am emotionally attached to a serum or anything like that (gosh, that would be weird!). […]


  • powder with spf and sun protection

    How To Choose The Right Face Powder For You

    A light dusting of face powder is the perfect finishing touch to a flawless made-up face. Here’s why: It sets your makeup so it lasts longer Evens out your skintone Hides minor imperfections Absorbs excess oil Boosts sun protection Seriously, is there anything a face powder can’t do? But, there’s a catch. If you want […]