New in Beauty – Currentbody, Catrice, The Ordinary and Lancome



When I started writing this post, I thought it wouldn’t be as short as the one last month that featured only two products, but would be makeup exclusive. I had replaced some drugstore favorites from Maybelline and Catrice, nothing too exciting, but hadn’t planned on getting new skin or hair care stuff. Well, that was before I heard that the Currentbody LED Hair Regrowth helmet was back in stock! I had been waiting for it almost two months, so imagine how excited I was when it landed on my doorstep!


Products from Lancome, Catrice, The Ordinary and Currentbody lined up in front of a dark background with white flowers
New in from Lancome, Catrice, The Ordinary and Currentbody


Still this is hair care, not skincare, but then The Ordinary very kindly sent over their revamped version of the Hyaluronic Acid 2% + B5 (I was part of the virtual launch in the beginning of February and can assure you, it sounds great!) so I do have at least one skincare thing to show you.

Obviously it is way too early to tell you anything about how the things purchased work for me, but I hope you will get an impression of what might be featured as review in a bit.


Currentbody LED Hair Regrowth Device
Currentbody LED Hair Regrowth Device


New in from Currentbody the LED Hair Regrowth device

You might remember my post about LLLT therapy for hair growth and the review of the Laduora comb I did a while after. The concept was interesting, but the Laduora didnt convince, so I contemplated for a while if I wanted to invest in one of the more pricey helmets. End of last year it caught my attention that Currentbody had come out with a helmet called LED Hair Regrowth ( 1 device with charger and station for 739 €, very pricey, but they do offer a 4 month money back guarantee) and as I still use their LED face mask (you can find my review here) I asked if they would send one over for testing, which they very kindly did – after stock was replenished, as apparently Black Friday and Christmas shopping had emptied their warehouse.

My before pictures are taken (it is really scary to take pictures of your hair up close, I can tell you!) and I started using it – 16 weeks of daily use, 10 minutes each day is what is recommended to see results. So far I have not missed a day as it doesn’t need to stay plugged in, which is very convenient, and even has bluetooth to connect to your device so you can hear whatever you are watching over the built in speakers. One charge lasted me a little under two weeks and I have the small size, which fits snug, but comfortable.

16 weeks is a long time, so let’s see if I can keep it up!


One bottle of the new The Ordinary Hyaluronic Acid 2% + B5
The new and improved version of The Ordinary Hyaluronic Acid 2% + B5


New in from The Ordinary – the new version of the Hyaluronic Acid 2% + B5 Serum

You probably heard it already, but The Ordinary relaunched their Hyaluronic Acid 2% + B5 serum (30 ml for 9,90 €, review of the original here). If you have read my review of the old version, you might have seen that I liked the effect, but not the texture of the product – it was one of the more sticky versions of Hyaluronic Acid available on the market – so I never repurchased. Apparently I wasn’t the only one that felt that way, and the team took that too heart and reformulated into this new, apparently less sticky formula that also contains Ceramides, which the old version didn’t.

First impressions are good – I will report back.


A bottle of Lancome Teint Idole Ultra Wear Foundation standing in front of a dark background with white flowers
Lancome Teint Idole Ultra Wear Foundation


New in from Lancome – Teint Idole Ultra Wear

It has been a while since I purchased a new foundation that wasn’t from the drugstore. During the pandemic I pretty much stopped wearing it as it just didn’t work well with the mask, so one for filming was all I needed, and for that the ones I had worked well enough. With more and more outings now though I realised I wanted something that didn’t start to disintegrate after four hours, but something that would look good after a long day, so I turned to more high end brands. The Lancome Teint Idole Ultra Wear, I have the color 110C (30 ml for 39 €, review coming soon) came highly recommended by both Beautylymin and Ruth Crilly and while neither of them has the same skin type as me, the way they described the foundation made it sound perfect for me.

When I had time on my hands during our trip to the mountains earlier this month – my husband and the kids went skiing, I didn’t as I just had surgery – I decided to get color matched in one of the stores there and loved it so much, I bought the full size.

Let’s see if that great first impression will last.


Products from Catrice, Maybelline, L'Oréal and Essie lying on a marble surface
New in from Catrice, Maybelline, L’Oréal and Essie


New in from Catrice, Maybelline, L’Oréal and Essie

This section is mainly stuff I repurchased and that has been in my rotation for ages, like the Maybelline Eraser Concealer (6,8 ml for 9,95 €, full review here), the Maybelline Fit Me Concealer (6,8 ml for 6,95 €, full review here) I like for under the eyes, the L’Oréal Air Volume mascara (9 ml for 11,95 €) that is my current favorite, although it annoyingly doesn’t have a review on here yet, and the Catrice 24 h brush liner in waterproof (3 ml for 3,45 €, full review coming soon) has also featured here before. While it isn’t perfect, it is good enough to be repurchased.

The L’Oréal Panorama mascara (10,5 ml for 14,95 €, review coming soon) was totally influenced by the ad I had seen on YouTube minutes before I went shopping. Advertisment works, I guess.

Also a repurchase is the Essie Bubbles Only nail polish (13,5 ml for 13,95 €, full review here) that is the perfect grown up red for fingers and toes. New in here is the Rival de Loop Nail Whitener (9 ml for 1,79 €) that I admittedly purchased because the corresponding one from Essie was always out of stock.

The last one, the Catrice The Pure Nude eyeshadow palette (9 g for 5,95 €, full review coming soon)  is a semi-repurchase. I originally purchase the 5 in a box eyeshadows and loved them (again, annoyingly no review yet, but some pictures here), but the one with the neutrals shattered on my bathroom floor. I had every intention to pick that exact same one up again when I came across this version and, first impressions, it is even better for me in terms of color selection.


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