Before you go ahead, I hope you have already read my review of Bunte Beauty Days. Now, let’s get to new discoveries and fabulous beauty findings:

Relax Ionic – a silent hair dryer

A surprisingly quiet hairdryer that saves up to 50% energy compared to a conventional 2,000 watts hair dryer. It is particularly gentle on the hair and scalp, and employs the optimal mix of air and heat. You can use it at any time of the day, without the fear of disturbing your neighbours.

Available online at Relax’s website.

Sol de Janeiro

A Brazilian skin care beauty brand, Sol de Janeiro has some of the most divinely fragrant body, hands and foot creams I sniffed at Bunte Beauty Days. Their latest launch, Brazilian Bum Bum Cream is an all-over body cream that absorbs quickly to help tighten the appearance of skin. Infused with caffeine-rich Guaraná extract and a cocktail of Cupuaçu Butter, Açaí Oil, and Coconut Oil, this fast-absorbing cream has Pistachio and Salted Caramel fragrance.

My favourite, though, is their Samba Foot Fetish Care, with ultra-nourishing Coconut Oil, Açaí Oil, and Cupuaçu Butter. And brownie points for bringing the Brazilian La vie est belle vibe with their packaging and colours.

Available at Douglas.

Mario Badescu

I have a decent skin, so my routine has been rather simple and consistent over the years. But now it’s time to broaden my horizon to make room for collagen and retinol. Also, targeted solutions for specific skin care issues, such as post wax breakout. This is where Mario Badescu comes in to play; from powerful acne solutions to potent anti-aging treatments, it has customised regimens for every skin type and concern.  Current product of envy – Mario Badescu Drying Lotion.

Available at Douglas.


I have tried very few Korean beauty products. Like I said, decent skin and product dedication. But now I am interested, especially into their pore minimising magic. I came across Glimyu at BBDs; it is a German brand, made on beauty ideals and rituals from South Korea, merged with European innovation and technology. As it is a local brand, it is designed for European skin and weather. The 5-product range follows a cleanse, prep, care & protect routine.

Available online at Glimyu’s website.