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Lavera SPF 40 Neutral Sunblock

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There are a couple of selling points for Lavera SPF40 Neutral Sunblock.  This is a 100% mineral based high SPF sunblock made with carefully selected organic ingredients and is specifically developed for people suffering from allergies, and extremely sensitive skin.  It is certified as vegan and 100% free from synthetic filters, perfumes, colourings, preservatives as well as flower extracts, herbal extracts and essential oils.  In addition, it provides UVA, UVB and even UVC sunblock protection and is waterproof.

Avobenzone sunscreen and mineral makeup

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While writing the earlier entry Do Mineral Makeup Pose Health Risks, I read that there is evidence that uncoated titanium dioxide (TiO2) and zinc oxide (ZnO) can degrade avobenzone so it is best not to layer non-micronized mineral makeup with an avobenzone containing chemical sunscreen.

This is apparently confirmed by this Stability Study of Avobenzone with Inorganic Sunscreens by Uyen Nguyen and David Schlossman.

Vintage dresses that are funky, not dodgy

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According to Bordello Princess, vintage fashion isn’t always easy.  You want to look retro, not oldish.  You want to look funky, not dodgy.  In fact, I would say, vintage isn’t for everybody.  You need to be kooky enough to be able to wear stuff that are dated with an attitude. 

But if you think you like the dresses you see here, then the vintage apparel at Bordello Princess may work for you.  What’s interesting at Bordello Princess is that you get choices from four princesses.

Use under-eye concealer to look younger

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Makeup for me is not so much to look prettier, but rather, to look younger.  Hence, part of the process involves concealing.  To tell you the truth, I didn’t pay much attention to concealing my under-eye dark circles until recent years.  But as soon as I did, I realized the amazing effect it had.  It helped me to look more awake and much fresher!  At least I no longer have the problem of people remarking that I constantly look tired.