Elizabeth Arden Ceramide Replenishing Cleansing Oil Review

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Pros:

A bottle lasts ages (about 7 months).

 

Cons:

The texture is pretty boring…

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This is a pretty thick oil, and I prefer them a bit more silky, luxurious so to speak…this oil just feels like you are pouring petrolium in your face. I‘m used to cleansing oils which feel like the biggest luxury and treat to use (like this one), didn‘t feel that way about this oil. It cleans my face ok, but just feels very basic. Also my pores have been more clogged then usual after I started using this oil, and I can‘t help but wonder – is it the oils fault??

The only plus is that the bottle lasts for ages and that my skin feels ok hydrated after use. This oil is part of the ceramide line, I love the Elizabeth Arden ceramide capsules (I use them when I have a real dry skin emergency) and this facial cleanser just really didn‘t live up to that standard to goodness.

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GlamGlow Flashmud Brightening Treatment Review

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Pros:

A good quick fix for dull skin.

Cons:

Not any “WOW” factor at all.

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This is my first GlamGlow product – I have occasionally passed their stand at Sephora – but not given it much thought. But after my Himalayan charcoal mask ran out I decided to give mud another go – even though I‘m a big sceptic. This mask is packed with ingredients I can‘t even pronounce – all promising the same things – bright, light and luminous skin.

My verdict: the mask dries in fast, which is practical, you only need to leave it on for about 10 minutes and the effect is pretty instant. I do think my skin looks very bright after use – and use this mask as a quick fix before heading out. Is it some kind of miracle that totally changed the texture and look of my skin? Absolutely not. It‘s good but not amazing – so I won‘t repurchase it again.

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Vichy Slow Age Daily Cream Review

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Pros:

Has an spf of 30!! (wohoo)

Cons:

No idea if it makes me “wrinkle free” (don‘t think so!)

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My new serum (review coming up), requires me to wear sunscreen daily. Now a confession – never done that before, and I know, its horrible for my skin and just by getting this cream I feel like a person who takes responsibility for my own skin (like having a blog where I spend 50% of the time telling readers what NOT to buy isn‘t responsible enough). This cream is for people in the ages of 30-40 (I‘m 29, started early), and promises to prevent early signs of ageing.

Now I know, that botox is probably the only way to go if you want a wrinkle free face, so I have to say that I really can‘t judge if this cream has made my face look more “wrinkle-free” in the past months…But I can judge how it makes my skin feel: answer pretty decent, like not WOW, but not a big NOOO either. More of something in the middle, something like : this is a decent cream, hydrates my skin very well, gets absorbed pretty fast and the price is reasonable. Major plus is the spf of 30, and that a jar lasts a life-time (6 months minimum).

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Redken Extreme CAT Protein Treatment Review

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Pros:

Doesn‘t smell bad.

Cons:

Does nothing for my hair.

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I have really coarse, curly and dry hair that I flat-iron weekly and therefore needs all the love in the world. I was pursued to by this product from a hairdresser to get a stronger, healthier and more wear-resistant hair but I can’t notice any difference on my hair. At all. It promises to reconstruct and recondition my hair – and to add weight immediately – nothing of that happened. I would not recommend buying this product unless you like to play the lottery – or just have some money you want to waste – literally.

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DIOR HYDRA LIFE JELLY SLEEPING MASK REVIEW

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Pros:

Makes my skin more hydrated after use.

Cons:

No glow or radiance as promised.

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Honestly I like my budget face masks (Origins Drink Up Intense is my go to budget product nr 1 – I know some may say it‘s not that of a budget price tag – but the price per use is very budget friendly…) but sometimes I like to really splurge. And this Dior mask is one of those big splurges. I have to admit, that I love anything with a “jelly” like consistency which is why I chose this one. Jelly just makes me think of “refresh” and hydration bomb term. I thought maybe this mask would replace my new and very expensive habit of sheet masks…but It didn‘t. The mask is applied overnight, it gets absorbed very fast, and actually feels just like a “regular” cream on my face.

I kind of assumed my skin would be as all things promised by this mask – glowing, refreshed, softened, radiant…the verdict is: no it wasn‘t. This mask is fine – my skin feels ok hydrated the next day. But that is really it. No big “wow” or glow or radiance or anything else. I really feel I was cheated and this mask is absolutely not worth its price.

I haven‘t really used that many products from Dior and after this mask I know that I won‘t.

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L:A Bruket Koriander/Svartpeppar Conditioner Review

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Pros:

Packed with good ingredients – almond oil, vitamin B, cilantro and blackpepper.

Cons:

I still need to use extra products for my split ends after use.

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I have to admit that I was sceptical to this conditioner – as much, as I love L:A Bruket and their natural ingredients – my hair is so dry nothing but hardcore chemicals can help it. I know, that stating that one loves chemicals in anything is almost despicable since one is supposed to be into all things natural and eco. But honestly my frizz needs some things that nature alone can not offer. So I was pleasantly surprised by this conditioner when it actually took great care of my scalp and my hair.

My scalp is very dry and during the winter season I‘m like a snake shedding skin – after ignoring this fact for years I‘ve actually started investing in products which aim at giving the scalp some love (not only your hair). This conditioner is filled with goodness aiming at the scalp – almond oil, vitamin B and wheat protein. The cilantro and black pepper is is supposed to stimulate blood flow in the scalp. I love the unexpected combination of cilantro and black pepper – the smell is fresh and new to me. The conditioner gives my hair a lot of hydration, helps my split ends – which feel more soft and most importantly has taken great care of my scalp – my skin is less dry and itchy. That my split ends still need some leave-in conditioner and hair oil despite the use of this conditioner.

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Estee Lauder DayWear Multi-Protection Anti-Oxidant Sheer Tint Release Moisturizer Review

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Pros:

Evens out my skin tone.

Cons:

You need a lot per use.

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I chose this tinted moisturiser after trying out a few others as samples…so this one is my chosen one (and it sure is not expensive). First and foremost, you need a lot per use. I use this moisturiser as a light version of a foundation, layering it on top of my day cream. It gives my skin a very nice and even tone. I have rosacea (mild) and it doesn‘t even out the redness on my face. Neither do I see that my skin gets more glow or radiance after the use of this moisturiser. So overall this is an expensive cream, that evens out your skin tone but doesn‘t give much hydration and since you need a lot per use its not cost-per-use efficient at all.

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Dior Diorskin Forever Compact Review

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Pros:

No need for touch-ups throughout the day.

Cons:

Expensive.

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This the oily acne skin girl sharing with you again (see my previous reviews here and here). First and foremost, the colours in this palette (010 Im fair skinned) has a yellow beige tone rather then pink which makes ones skin look more natural when using the powder. This is the only powder which stays on  during the whole day without need for touch-ups. It promises shine reduction and a matte finish – and it really keeps it promise. It really absorbs oil from my face. The negatives – expensive and you can buy it refill – but is hard to get your hands on.

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Revlon Professional be FABULOUS Texture Care C.R.E.A.M. Curly Hair Curl Defining Conditioner Review

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Pros:

Works just as well when not used in combination with the curl defining shampoo.

Cons:

Just like with the curl defining shampoo – you need a lot per use.

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I have previously shared how much I love the shampoo that‘s twining with this conditioner. My curls are my pride – but I have been neglecting them for a long time and tend to not really think of them when I pick my hair care. So this is actually the first shampoo + conditioner duo i picked up to nourish them. And seeing the niiice effect it had on my curls – I will continue picking products that focus on enhancing my hair pride. Enhancing the natural texture of your hair rather then hiding it is my new deal (goodbye sleek Amal Clooney hair hello my inner true self no blow-dry crazy hair crazy mind self).

Back to this conditioner – it really makes my curls more well-defined, big and beautiful. The price of the conditioner is very reasonable and the only minus is that you need pretty much per use.

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