The Gender-specific beauty product taboo.


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


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.


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

How to minimize scars after injury


I’ve had big post surgery scars on my back for over 15 years now, and so have always been on the lookout for ways to minimise their appearance. And recently, I got cooped up with a pretty nasty scar in the middle… 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

Clarisonic Opal: Preventative measure against puffiness & wrinkles?

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Perks: Pleasure to use: applies easily, takes only a minute a day and has a refreshing effect. Can also be used on other problem areas, such as around the mouth and between the brows. Maximises absorption of product by providing… Continue Reading