self-tanners

all about my favourites to get (part of) that golden glow I used to have as a kid, without sitting in the sun. because ain’t nobody got time fo’ that!

Vita Liberata pHenomenal Self-Tanning Mousse — the most affordable I found was at Beauty Bay, but Cult Beauty carries more shades, like Feelunique and Look Fantastic — so it’s a matter of looking out for promotions.

La Roche-Posay Autohelios can be found on Look Fantastic and Feelunique

James Reed H2O Tan Mist can be found also on Look Fantastic and Feelunique

Clarins Radiance Plus Golden Glow Booster is widely available in local stores, and you can also find it on Feelunique.

Favourite oranges

The Body Shop Moisture Protect Emulsion SPF 30

Products I’m excited to try!

GRWM . September Wedding

a busy Saturday, this one was, with my doing a bride’s makeup (a nutter, for sure, trusting ME to do her makeup on the most photographed day of her life…), and then my best friend’s wedding…
I had to get ready quite early before the wedding I was attending, so this is what I got into.

Featuring a special contemporary routine by my camera’s auto-focus…

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battle of the beauty sponges

the whole world has done this review and comparison, but I had to see it for myself.

only recently the Real Techniques beauty sponge has been available in store in Portugal, and I’ve been a fan of the Beauty Blender ever since I first used it: these new generation  beauty sponges gave us new appreciation for this little rubberised tools – they can blend in foundation or any cream product, apply powder gently or for baking, and even blend away any makeup mishaps. must-haves, in my book.

but, for less than half the price, is the Real Techniques version comparable to the original Beauty Blender?

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