Brand Review | JUNOCO (Clean 10 Cleansing Balm, Clarifying Cleansing Powder, Cleansing Cookie and 2% Hyaluronic Acid + Peptides Serum)

Brand Review | JUNOCO (Clean 10 Cleansing Balm, Clarifying Cleansing Powder, Cleansing Cookie and 2% Hyaluronic Acid + Peptides Serum)

Junoco is a Californian cosmetics brand that started in 2018 and has made sustainability and simplicity their main missions. They would fall into the spectrum of “clean beauty” brands, and I haven’t been shy about what I think of that term (usually just a marketing expression profiting off of fear mongering) but I have been proven wrong in the past with brands that market themselves as being “clean” while still caring about scientifically proven efficacy and ingredients being beneficial rather than just “natural”.

So when I was contacted by Junoco about trying a few of their products, and did a little research on the brand to learn what they were about and mostly, about their formulas, I got excited.

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Brand Review | Dr. Barbara Sturm (Face Cream, Face Cream Rich, Clarifying Mask, Enzyme Cleanser, Glow Drops)

Brand Review | Dr. Barbara Sturm (Face Cream, Face Cream Rich, Clarifying Mask, Enzyme Cleanser, Glow Drops)

After La Mer, La Prairie, and other nicely smelling and heavily user-experience focused brands, there is a new type of luxury skincare in town: the one created by doctors. But the question remains: are they more effective? Scientific? Justified in being more expensive?… and are they made by doctors at all?

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Brand Review | Avant (Ultimate Hyaluronic Acid DUO Moisturiser, Pro-Radiance Brightening Eye cream, Glycolic Acid Exfoliator, Harmonious Rose Quartz Mask, Pink Orchid Serum)

Brand Review | Avant (Ultimate Hyaluronic Acid DUO Moisturiser, Pro-Radiance Brightening Eye cream, Glycolic Acid Exfoliator, Harmonious Rose Quartz Mask, Pink Orchid Serum)

If you know about Avant, you’re probably a subscriber of a monthly beauty box. I don’t know anyone who has purchased directly from Avant, mainly due to the absurd price, but in case you’re considering getting a beauty box with an Avant product in it and you’re wondering if t’s any good, this post is for you. Avant: the luxury skincare brand that nobody ever paid full price for.

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Skincare Empties – Tried, Tested… But Trusted? #2

Skincare Empties – Tried, Tested… But Trusted? #2

I’m very overdue with my empties. I need to take out the trash though, I’m in the middle of moving, and if I bring empty plastic bottles into the new apartment that’ll be the last nail in my hoarder coffin. It’s getting comfy in there. Seriously, it’s scary.

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Cult Beauty Haul (Low Buy Year? Never Met Her)

Cult Beauty Haul (Low Buy Year? Never Met Her)

So, remember when I said I wouldn’t get the Unsung Heroes Beauty Bag? Well, I didn’t. You thought I did, didn’t you? You think I’m that weak, no self control, irresponsible person that gives in to her every beauty urges, don’t you? Well, joke’s on you. I didn’t get it.

My husband got it for me.

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Brand Review | U Beauty (The Super Smart Hydrator, Resurfacing Compound)

Brand Review | U Beauty (The Super Smart Hydrator, Resurfacing Compound)

U Beauty’s philosophy revolves around streamlining and reducing the amount of skincare products one has to use day to day. It’s meant to reduce a 12 step routine into a 2 step one, I guess, because they only make 2 products for the face so far, and the price for both of those is enough to purchase a 12 step routine, two times over. At least.

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The Maskerade Ball | 5 Quick Reviews of… Sheet Masks!

The Maskerade Ball | 5 Quick Reviews of… Sheet Masks!

Being a beauty box subscriber and a GWP enthusiast, I end up with a lot of masks. Mini masks, full size masks, sample masks, sheet masks. And sometimes I struggle to find enough to say to dedicate a full post to a singular mask. So it makes sense to me to group 5 masks of the same type for a quick round of short reviews.

The theme today are hydrating, calming face sheet masks, from 5 different brands.

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Limitless by Sephora: Ticket Beauty Box and My Opinion of the Event

Limitless by Sephora: Ticket Beauty Box and My Opinion of the Event

Limitless by Sephora was an online event prepared by Sephora Portugal that was supposed to happen the past 20th of June. You could get access to the event by buying a beauty box filled with goodies for 30€. When the boxes sold out, you could get the ticket for the event alone for 10€. Now, this was the first time something like this was organised by Sephora. Did I mention it was online?

You know what they say, life is what happens when bandwidth allows it.

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Brand Review | The Inkey List (niacinamide, retinol, eye creams, oat cleanser & more)

Brand Review | The Inkey List (niacinamide, retinol, eye creams, oat cleanser & more)

Gender neutral, ingredient focused, inexpensive and TikTok famous. Sounds like The Ordinary good, right? Over the past few months, I’ve been testing out quite an assortment of The Inkey List’s skincare products to see if they can make my skin look as Gen Z as the audience they market to.

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