The Acne Files: From A to Zit. In depth acne info, causes, best products and treatment.

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Types of Acne Vulgaris & Terminology: Acne Vulgaris is the medical term for what most of us know as acne. Other types of acne, such as gram-negative folliculitis, acne conglobata, acne fulminans, or acne rosacea also exist, but are a… Continue Reading

Indispensable Beauty Product Review and Reference Sites

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I admit, most beauty addicts will already be familiar with these, but just in case you weren’t, I’d like to share some helpful websites I reference frequently for reviews and to look up new products. Beauty Review Sites: Before buying… Continue Reading

Eva’s Summer Essentials

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    Feel cool and fresh leaving the shower: My number one summer must have is without a doubt Rituals’ Samurai Ice Shower gel, recommended by Katrien. This shower gel smells amazing and actually has you leaving the shower feeling chilly,… Continue Reading

Natural ingredients to lighten hair with less damage?

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Make tea from (some of) the ingredients below, put the strained liquid in a spray bottle and spritz all over hair. I recently tried a concoction of dried chamomile flowers, honey and fresh lemon juice for about a week before going to… Continue Reading

New York Shopping Tips for Europeans

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It’s startling how difficult it can be to find certain American beauty brands and products as a non-US citizen. Oftentimes online stores don’t ship outside of the US, and when they do, it costs more than the product itself. Shipping aside, we fear… Continue Reading

Iluminage Touch Permanent hair removal review

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I’ve always had a lot of hair on my legs and arms, but unfortunately, my hair is fine and blonde, making my “problem” less visible. Unfortunately I say? Yes, unfortunately, since this means that the heaps of money I threw at my… Continue Reading

The Gender-specific beauty product taboo.

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It may come as no surprise that beauty products for men are mostly just marketed for men, and not necessarily made for them. Companies will obviously use perfume and packaging that appeals to their target audience, resulting in products that represent stereotypical ideas of masculinity.… Continue Reading

Virgin Coconut Oil: Holy grail for dry, frizzy hair & other uses

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Since I love keeping my dry, frizzy locks as long as possible, but have very fine and fragile hair, it needs a lot of TLC and proper maintenance to prevent me from looking like I was just attacked by a lawnmower. I’ve already given some… Continue Reading

The truth about Dry Shampoo – and a better alternative

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I wanted to love dry shampoos, I really did. But after The Beauty Test Tube’s extensive testing, I must admit we’ll never be a good match, and I’m afraid any dry shampoo love out there is a) temporary, or b)… Continue Reading

HydroPeptide Eye Authority Review: It’s so brightening and tightening it’s frightening.

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As discussed in a previous article, dark circles and under eye bags can be caused by thinning skin, poor circulation or poor drainage. As we age, subcutaneous fat loss results in an even more transparent surface, emphasising the appearance of under eye bags.… Continue Reading

CHI: Straighten your hair with less damage.

My hair is almost at buttocks-length for the first time in my 30 years on earth, but after it caught fire on a candle at a cosy pub 2 days ago and smelling up the entire place, it inspired me to… Continue Reading