Category: BEAUTY

7 Low Poo Products I Want to Try

The Low Poo technique has improved the health of my hair for good. For those of you who don’t know it yet, it consists on removing sulfates (harsh detergents contained in shampoos) from our routines, as they interfere with hair’s natural oils and end up drying it out. It also proposes to eliminate all traces of petrolatum, paraffins and insoluble silicones that can only be removed by these type of shampoos and are present in many conditioners, hair masks and styling products out there. I’ve already heard about this technique, but never really paid much attention to it until now: in a few weeks it has made a remarkable difference on the way my hair looks and feels. It’s super shiny and smooth now! I’m currently using local products so I can’t tell you that much, but I wanted to put togheter a list of shampoos and conditioners available practically anywhere and free from the aforementioned substances that I really want to try, for a gentler cleansing and moisturizing routine.

1. No Frizz Living Proof, Shampoo.

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Its patented molecule (OFPMA) preserves hydration and controls frizz.
* All Living Proof products are free of sulfates, oils and silicones.

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Zoeva Cocoa Blend Palette Review and Swatches

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Calling all warm toned eyeshadow lovers out there: I hate to be here like “you need this”, but seriously: you need this palette.

The shades on the Zoeva Cocoa Blend palette live to the typical “they blend like a friggin dream” beauty blogger’s phrase, and I refuse to decide which ones I love more. The pigmentation on them is beautiful and I love how it mixes neutrals with pops of wearable reddish and plum colors. Can you tell it has become my new fave? I do find that the satin shadows need a little build up to show well on the lid and don’t last as long as the mattes, so proper priming is a must. (more…)

Make your Makeup Last Longer

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START WITH A SMOOTH CANVAS

  • Exfoliate first. Makeup will hold better and depending on your skin type you’ll avoid dry patches or excess oiliness.
  • Apply an oil-free moisturizer and then primer: it forms a barrier that keeps skin’s oils from interfearing with makeup. Prime your under eye area as well to prevent creasing.
  • If your skin is dry stick to your regular primer and moisturizer to avoid makeup clinging to dry patches.

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