I’m not a wine drinker, but if I had to guess, I’d say that Chateaux Labiotte Wine Lip Tints are like a bottle of fine wine (fitting, since they’re shaped like one – so cute!): they are absolutely delicious in moderation but leave you worse for wear if you gulp the whole bottle in one go on your own.
I never got into the whole sonic facial cleansers craze. Sure, those devices deep cleanse skin really well, but they are so cumbersome!
And high-maintenance, too. You have to clean those nylon brush heads regularly if you don’t want them to become a playground for germs and bacteria or get so dirty they’re gonna clog your pores and give you some awful breakouts.
Seriously, who can be bothered? I’m lazy. But also demanding. I want a few low-maintenance products that do wonders for my skin. Don’t we all?
That’s why the Foreo Luna Play is the only sonic facial cleansing device I’ve managed to stick to for more than a couple of weeks (and I don’t plan to quit it anytime soon).
Growing up in a beach town, I always knew I had to wear sunscreen at the beach (mind you, no one told me for years I had to wear it every day, regardless of where I went) to avoid a sunburn.
But I hate the beach (seriously, how can you enjoy yourself with all that sand getting absolutely everywhere, and don’t get me started about tanning….), so there was never any chance of me getting a sunburn there.
No, I got all my sunburns in the mountains. And not even in the summer. We Italians celebrate several holidays in late April and early May, which gives us the perfect excuse to go camping, picnicking, or mountain hiking. Or all of these things. Fun times.
This may sound a bit weird, but I don’t drink cocktails. I put them on my hair.
I am a boring teetotaler, so you can keep your Cosmopolitans and Margaritas. I’ll just take the new Color Wow hair cocktails, please.
These cocktails come in three flavours – Carb, Coconut, and Kale – and are basically leave-in conditioners for colour-treated hair.
Ok. I’m not dying my hair at the moment (wait, I do have some highlights – I’m sure that counts!), but that’s not something that would ever stop a beauty blogger trying new beauty products. We’re that committed to our readers.
So, back to what we all want to know. Does this stuff work?
It took me a few months and lots of experimentation, but I’ve finally been able to banish dry skin.
On my face, I mean. If only I could do the same for the rest of my body!
That’s a lot more tricky because I love my steaming hot shower and long, warm baths. And when I say hot and warm, I don’t mean hot and warm. I mean so-boiling-hot-you-could-cook-an-egg-in-there.
What can I say? All that heat just feels so good. Until I get out of the shower (or bath) and my skin starts complaining. It’s now all dry and, often, itchy too.
I’m not ready to give up this guilty pleasure for good just yet, so I’m doing the next best thing. That’s using a soothing body wash, like Aveeno Body Wash.
Have you noticed how mineral sunscreens can use only one UV filter (usually zinc oxide) and still provide stellar protection, while synthetic sunscreens need to use a ton of them to get the same results?
That’s because lots of synthetic UV filters are quite weak, and simply can’t provide that much protection when used alone. An example? Homosalate.