How do deodorants work?

My first real cosmetic purchase was deodorant when I started high school, but not until recently did I really think about deodorant and how it works. So I did a little digging and here’s what I found: (not actually sweat) How is sweat produced and why does it smell? There are two types of glands which produce sweat: eccrine and …

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Beach survival kit: sun protection essentials

If you’re like me, you always forget to bring one thing to the beach! I am an indoors girl – I view going to the beach as an expedition. And since around 80% of new cancers diagnosed in Australia each year are skin cancers, I’m justified in my wariness (Fun fact: 2/3 of Australians will have been diagnosed with skin …

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Lip balm frenzy!

I love my NIVEA Repair and Protection stick balms – so much that I’ve got 6 half-used tubes stashed around the house, in my handbag and at uni (in case of chapped lip emergency I guess?). So it takes a really good pot of lip balm to make me sticky up my fingers. Here are the two that I like …

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Lab Muffin’s top beauty products of 2012

2012 is nearly over, so here’s a round-up of the beauty products that got the most use this year (nail polish excluded): Skinfood Pineapple Peeling Gel (reviewed here) – My go-to exfoliator when my skin feels like it needs a good scrub. It’s a mix of physical and chemical exfoliant, and it lives in my shower caddy pretty much permanently.PVA …

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Sunscreen-boosted day cream comparison

Sun protection is so important, since it causes both cancer and ageing, but no one wants to introduce a million extra steps in their routine! Here’s a comparison of two SPF 15 moisturisers I’ve had the opportunity to review recently. Jurlique Anti Ageing Purely Age-Defying Day Cream Sun protection: SPF 15 (zinc oxide, titanium dioxide) RRP: $72 for 40 mL …

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Nivea Daily Essentials Refreshing Cleansing Mousse

I’m a massive fan of cleansing mousses. There are just so many things to like! I’m a Lazy Girlâ„¢, and cleansing mousses are a Lazy Girlâ„¢‘s dream: Quick and easy – You know the nights when you can’t be bothered washing off smudged dancefloor makeup? Well, there’s no excuse with a cleansing mousse – it lathers up by itself. One …

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Inaugural FOTD – Everyday Makeup

I’ve never been really into makeup, but I’m turning 25 in July (eek) and I realise that my crazy-makeup-looks-chic-and-not-scary days are numbered, so I’ve decided to start experimenting with what my boyfriend calls “facepaint”. First off, I’m posting what my “normal” face looks like, with minimal photoshopping (contrast adjustments, cropping etc.). Now, I love my sleep way more than the …

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