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Caudalie Vinoperfect Concentrating Brightening Essence – Valkyries

This blog post uses affiliate links. Please read disclaimer. I know I am (once again) completely off trend here, but I just don´t understand the need to make everything “Asian beauty” Not that I think the Asian Beauty community isn´t noteworthy, or that I would deny incorporating a few bits into my routine as well.     It is just that I firmly believe that people adapt to their surroundings and way of living, and that this influences their needs. Not the most basic ones, obviously, I mean there are…

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New In Beauty June 2018 – 10 years Cult Beauty

This blog post contains affiliate links. Please read disclaimer. Do you like premade pick and mix bags? We had that at a fair recently, when you could choose your bag, but not what was inside. My daughter was all over it, while I was a little more hesitant. I mean, what is the point in pick and mix when you don´t get to pick?     She loved the thrill though, carefully going through her purchase, eating her favorites and offering the ones that didn´t appeal to her to her…

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DIY Face Mask Maker – LLL Vlogs 51

Turning into my mother was never a thought that scared me. It might sound mushy-gushy, but she always was the woman I wanted to be when I grew up. Not exactly, of course, but in terms of values and standing up for herself, in terms of being independent and creative, caring and curious… I could go on.     Which I won´t, because I know that she is reading this blog post and will probably text me “Kitsch” right this very second. She is also my number one fan, from…

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Peptides – Everything you need to know

“And it contains peptides!” – “Aaaahhh… What?” Have you ever felt that way when someone tried to sell you a skincare product? I know I have. Peptides have been around for a few years, they are the “thing to have” in your routine, yet there is a lot of insecurity about what they actually do.     Or if they even do anything. And that is okay, because the jury is still out on that. And the fact that there are over 100 peptides doing different things doesn´t really help…

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The Ordinary Matrixyl 10% + HA

This blog post contains affiliate links. Please read disclaimer.   Sometimes a tiny letter can make a huge difference. Make you question things, for example. In cosmetic science, that letter is usually a “v”. Why a “v” you ask? And imagine how great it would have been had I said a “y” -Y a “y”? Because “in vivo” sounds pretty similar to “in vitro”, but in terms of results there is a huge difference.     See, many ingredients proove their claim on human cells. In the lab, in petri…

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The Ordinary Salicylic Acid 2% Solution – A long time coming

This blog post contains affiliate links. Please read disclaimer. I love acids for exfoliation. I have oily, acne-prone skin. The obvious solution? Using an acid specifically targeted at oily, acne-prone skin. A no-brainer, essentially.  Why do I even talk about it?     Well, dear reader. Because this is what I used in the last months, no YEARS! Alpha-H Liquid Gold (Review) – Glycolic Acid, pixi Glow Tonic (Review) – Glycolic Acid, Sunday Riley Good Genes (Review) – Lactic Acid, Clarins Gentle Exfoliating Brightening Toner (Review) – Glycolic Acid See…

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The Ordinary Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1% – Big yellow taxi

This blogpost contains affiliate links. Please read disclaimer.  “Don’t it always seem to go. That you don‘t know what you‘ve got. Till it’s gone“ That is what Joni Mitchell sang in “Big Yellow Taxi”, and yes, you will probably need to google it and never really heard of the song (or her) before, but I like it and I am old and this is my blog and so I will continue to refer to lyrics from 1970.     And it is what came to my mind after I started using…

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klairs Freshly Juiced Vitamin Drops – New languages

This blogpost contains *PR-samples and affiliate links. Please read disclaimer. Whenever I try to learn a new language (which, to be honest, hasn´t happened in a long time!), I try to get to the point where I am able to read magazines. Being able to entertain myself while learning is the best way to keep me at it, and once I can move from reading a magazine to reading a real book, the battle is won.     Well, the actual “speaking” part should probably be taken into consideration when measuring…

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Droste-Laux She.Tox Alkaline Facial Cleanser – Detoxification

This blog post contains PR-Samples and affiliate links. Please see disclaimer. If you have been around for some time, you know that “detox” is a word that drives me nuts. That goes a little against zeitgeist, I know, but is funded in my medical training and general skepticism. See, your body has numerous ways of getting rid of toxins, and unless you have a medical condition, your liver and kidneys do all the detoxification you need. It is sensible though to stop putting potentially harmful stuff into and onto your…

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Humectants – Everything you need to know

About a month ago, I uploaded a video about the difference between dry and dehydrated skin (here if you missed it). I promised to do one more about humectants, emollients and occlusives as a follow up and here I am to live up to that promise. Not exactly though, as I had so much to say about humectants that it filled a video all by itself. The one (ones?) about emollients and occlusives will follow at a later date.     Which will make it easier just to get the information…

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