More SPF Mythbusting (with video)

chemical vs physical sunscreens

This video is sponsored by Skillshare – the first 1000 people to use this link will get a 2 month free trial of Skillshare Premium Membership. It’s that time again… SPF mythbusting time! Because no matter how hard I try, more of them turn up. (I did a video on SPF myths last year – check that out as well if you …

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How to Choose UV Protective Clothing

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I talk about sunscreen a lot here, but sunscreen isn’t the only way to protect your skin! Today I’m going to talk about how to choose clothes that protect you from UV. The video version is here on YouTube, keep scrolling for the written version… UV protection from clothing Us Australians were brought up on sun protection slogans. If you’re a …

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Why I don’t recommend The Ordinary’s Niacinamide and L-Ascorbic Acid powders

The Ordinary Powder

There are a lot of The Ordinary products I really like (the Squalane Cleanser, Natural Moisturising Factors and Glycolic Acid 7% Toning Solution are some of my favourites), and I really appreciate the fact that they (and Deciem in general) really emphasise understanding the ingredients in skincare. But their powders are something I’ve never really been on board with. There …

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How to Reapply Sunscreen Over Makeup (with video)

How to Reapply Sunscreen Over Makeup

Today’s video is on one of the more commonly asked questions I get about sunscreen. You put your sunscreen on in the morning, apply your makeup over it… but you’re meant to reapply it every 2 hours. So how do you reapply it without messing up your makeup? And do you really need to reapply it? Here’s the video on YouTube, including a …

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Fenty Skin Start’rs Skincare Range review

Fenty Skin Start'rs

Fenty Beauty is singer Rihanna’s beauty line, which launched in 2017 with an industry-changing range of inclusive foundation shades. There’s been a ton of hype around what skincare products Rihanna would launch on July 31st this year in the US – and now I’m finally allowed to talk about the Fenty Skin products I’ve been trying for the last few …

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Getting Hair Dye Off Your Hands

dye hands

I’ve had coloured hair for 2 years now, and I’ve been doing all the recolouring at home with temporary (direct) dye – it’s gone from a dye session every week (purple) to coloured conditioner in the shower (pink), and now to a dye session every 2 weeks (blue). So I’ve dealt with a lot of stained skin! The best way …

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2019 vs 2020 Skincare Routine: Approach and Products (Video)

My Current Evening Skincare Routine

I was looking at some old blog posts and realised that it’s been over a year since I last posted my evening skincare routine. So I thought it would be interesting to go through it and see which products changed, which ones stayed the same, and whether I still agree with the skincare principles that the younger, less wise Michelle …

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Purito Centella Unscented Toner and Serum review

Purito Unscented Centella Serum

This post is sponsored by Purito. I reviewed the Centella Green Level line from Korean brand Purito last year, and the most common question was if there were versions available without essential oils. Purito then released an unscented version of their popular organic sunscreen which I reviewed here – now they’ve followed up with unscented, essential oil-free versions of the …

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