Alright, I’m conflicted. On the one hand, here is a product touting to make me look up to 10 years younger in 40 seconds and yet, my innate sense of of scepticism rears its ugly head with that raised eyebrow going “Really?!” I know, 10 years. That’s a heck lot of time to turn back (although personally, I’m not one for turning back time unless it’s to undo mistakes and boy, are there some I’d like to undo!)

nanoblur Nanoblur claims youll look up to 10 years younger: Lets see how it fares!

The product is Nanoblur by Indeed Labs, the people who brought us Hydraluron. What this is, is a product that purports to be based on optics technology and it’s not sold as a makeup, so it’s NOT a primer. I know, then what is it?

Well, it’s a product that you apply on skin to correct the appearance of skin aging, lines, wrinkles, pores and it does this all within seconds. 40 seconds to be exact. Sounds like a primer? Yeah, I thought so too. I’ve held on to this for over 2 months now, trying to get my head around it, but I’m afraid to say, quite failing to see how it fits into my routine.

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Uh, how do I say this, but don’t judge a book by its cover. A phrase as true to anything in life as it is in makeup, for if I had judged the new (and unfortunately, limited edition) NARS Dolomites eyeshadow duo by how it looked, I’d be the first to pass it over. Mistake! Don’t.

nars dolomites eyeshadow Wearing chocolate eyeshadow was as insurmountable as the Dolomites mountain range till NARS came along

If you pass this over, you might miss out on one of the most versatile neutral eyeshadow colours in a handy small compact, that I’ve come across in recent times. I know it sounds like so much hoopla, but I was pleasantly surprised by how Dolomites performed and it happily also, sports a better texture than regular NARS eyeshadows.

I don’t know if you feel the way I do about NARS eyeshadows, but I always feel them to be a bit of a hit or miss, if you’re buying them sight unseen. I was a little put off by them before (packaging aside) because I felt the texture was a little dry. Sure, they’re pigmented but they take a bit of work and I found it too much work. But I have also noticed that in recent times, NARS has stepped up their game for certain colours, a change I noticed with Kauai and now, Dolomites. The texture of the eyeshadow in Dolomites is more creamy, more pigmented, and adheres to skin better. Let me try and show you in the swatches below icon smile Wearing chocolate eyeshadow was as insurmountable as the Dolomites mountain range till NARS came along

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Other than nails, the other area of beauty I’m pretty low maintenance with is my hair. It behaves itself, it isn’t too unhealthy, it isn’t oily and I don’t have dandruff *touch wood* All in all, I’m that lucky girl to have good hair days most days of the week. I know you hate me now, sorry icon razz Giving my hair a Moisture Treatment treat with the Aveda Botanical Therapy for Hair and Scalp

aveda treatment Giving my hair a Moisture Treatment treat with the Aveda Botanical Therapy for Hair and Scalp

But you know, I wasn’t the only one who thought so. When I was invited by Aveda to try their Botanical Therapy for Hair and Scalp at the newly opened Aveda-exclusive salon Restyle+ at Nu Sentral (super convenient mall linked to public trains. And there’s a Sephora there too icon wink Giving my hair a Moisture Treatment treat with the Aveda Botanical Therapy for Hair and Scalp ) the stylist was at a bit of a loss as well as to what to do with my hair LOL! icon razz Giving my hair a Moisture Treatment treat with the Aveda Botanical Therapy for Hair and Scalp

He pronounced a healthy scalp and healthy hair that was just a wee bit dry. He was surprised that I didn’t colour my hair (it’s been years and my hair’s all natural and yes, it’s brown) nor did I treat it in one way or another. I’ve been there and done that. I’m not going back till I turn grey icon razz Giving my hair a Moisture Treatment treat with the Aveda Botanical Therapy for Hair and Scalp In the end, we settled for a Moisture Treatment. I’ll just quickly tell you what to expect and if you’re looking for a natural option to all the chemicals you put on your hair and head, you might want to check out Aveda treatments.

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Dishwashing liquid. Not a conventional item to see on a beauty blog, I’d warrant but it’s not entirely irrelevant either icon smile Its Human Nature to show sensitive hands some Tough Love when doing the dishes You see, I do my own dishes (I don’t believe in dishwashers) and not long ago, I discovered that I have sensitive hands. Yes, princess hands even, because at the mere touch of a strong detergent, the skin on my hands will dry out and peel.

It’s part of the reason why I started wearing kitchen gloves. It protects my hands from a lot of harshness, but it primarily protects my hands from looking like a scaly reptile’s. Well, until now icon biggrin Its Human Nature to show sensitive hands some Tough Love when doing the dishes

human nature tough love dishwashing3 Its Human Nature to show sensitive hands some Tough Love when doing the dishes

I’m not a very green person so when I saw this natural Tough Love dishwashing liquid from Human Nature that claimed to be gentle on hands, I was more interested in that than the fact that it was natural. Most that claim to be gentle aren’t. That’s a fact. I’m a living testimony of that.

But you know what? It’s a very good dishwashing liquid. Not only because it is as gentle as it claims to be, it does clean impressively well with very little, and makes my glasses shine. So I just had to wax lyrical about it! icon smile Its Human Nature to show sensitive hands some Tough Love when doing the dishes

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