Kiehl’s Powerful-Strength Line-Reducing Concentrate Review

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Pros:

The packages lasts for many months.

Cons:

No visible effects what so ever.

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I‘ve used this serum for about 10 months now (on and off, during the summer months I was scared to get some kind of reaction due to the vitamin C in the serum and therefore took a break) – and I still don‘t get it. I bought this serum after a long flight when my skin looked super dehydrated (before I started using sheets on flights, now that problem is solved) and I counted my wrinkles and got scared. I‘m 29 and this serum was my first anti-ageing product. When I was leaving the store the girl who just sold me this serum yelled out “btw you have to use sunscreen when you use that serum” – which was a bummer since I don‘t own any creams with sunscreen, so I had to purchase that too. I guess most beauty bloggers know that vitamin C requires you to use sunscreen, I‘m just not one of them. This serum is supposed to :

  • Visibly reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, boosts skin radiance and improves texture
  • Helps visibly minimize pores over time for smoother skin

So what is my verdict after these 10 months of use: I‘m clueless. It doesn‘t really provide my skin with any hydration, but gives me a tickling, burning sensation upon application – making my brain think that there are some active ingredients in it, and that it‘s “working” on removing my wrinkles.  Removing wrinkles is an impossible task, unless your name is botox, so actually I see – not much difference. And no extra glow either. So I‘m pretty disappointed. The only positive is that a package lasts for long but that‘s all. Won‘t repurchase this one.

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Bioré Ultra Deep Cleansing Pore Strips Review

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Pros:

Easy to use.

Cons:

Not sure that any black-heads really came “out/off”.

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It was a real struggle getting hold of these stripes – I got them shipped from Amazon to my friends hotel in New York, where he had to sweat to find the package (in their tiny mail room) – and then take it back to Europe for me. The shipping costs for these is just to crazy for Europe. Why did I get obsessed to try these stripes? Well, I read about them in my favourite UK magazine Grazia  which promised they would get all that greasy off my poor nose. Verdict: the stripes are easy to apply, and they stay on (I only used them on my nose). What about the grease removal? Well I‘m not quite sure, after removing the stripe it has some black spots on it, but I‘m not sure if the stripe actually removed some thin hairs from my nose, rather then my actual blackheads (and I have plenty of them to remove). No doubt it removed some dirt and grease – especially the small black heads on the side of my nostrils. The stripes work especially (surprisingly) well if you use them after a steamy shower when your pores open up. But after using it, my nose is still full of black spots. Final verdict: NO – I haven‘t found my remedy against blackheads and I‘m still locking. Please help.

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L:A Bruket Gurkmynta Cucumber Mint Hand Wash Review

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Pros:

Feels very luxurious and makes my hands very soft..

Cons:

The smell could have been a bit stronger..

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This hand soap was a big treat for me – I don‘t usually give myself soaps as expensive as this one – but then again – I don‘t want to be the richest on the cemetery (and after getting this one and two Diptique candles I certainly won‘t be).

This soap smells deliciously fresh, the bottle lasts for about 2 months (450 ml) and makes my hands very soft after use. I also like that you can buy a re-fill – which is both sustainable and cheaper alternative. What is the minus of the soap? I wish the smell of mint was a bit stronger.

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Clinique Redness Solutions Daily Protective Base Review

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Pros:

Covers up my red rosacea skin well.

Cons:

The price.

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I suffer from mild rosacea and use this base on my noose and checks to cover up redness. I apply this green coloured base, and then cover up with foundation on top. The package lasts for ages and you don‘t need much per use. The coverage is good and I feel that a good part of my redness is covered up well using this base. So I would definitely recommend this base if you have mild rosacea – but if you skin condition is more “serious” this coverage won‘t help you. I have used it on top of spots and smaller pimples and the coverage was good then too.

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DanishSkinCare Clean Skin Face Wash Review

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Pros:

Doesn‘t contain any skin irritating ingredients.

Cons:

The price is more in the expensive end…

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We have previously raved about the Smooth Skin Treatment from DanishSkinCare, and have continued using their products ever since discovering that they could help our blackheads go away (blackheads are my skins worst enemy).

This facial cleanser is very gentle on my skin. Doesn‘t make it dry and most importantly I trust its list of ingredients – that it doesn‘t contain anything that will cause my skin to break out or blemish out (I often get blemishes out of nowhere they tend to disappear in a few hours but have had less of them after I started using this face wash). And most importantly : its a very efficient face wash: you need a little per use, and it removes my make-up very well. And after starting to experiment with sun powder I rely heavily on having a good cleanser so that I look fresh in the morning, not wearing pieces of old make-up.

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Origins Flower Fusion Rose Hydrating Sheet Mask Review

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Pros:

My skin feels and looks radiant and smooth (as a baby‘s behind) after use.

Cons:

Struggles to stay on my face aka I‘m not very mobile wearing this one (usually I like to do my house chords wearing one of these, can‘t really do it with this one on).

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So I have noticed a big absence of reviews of sheet masks online, which I intend to change. I understand that it is hard to review something that you probably only used once (cause part of the fun is using a new mask each time), but since the cost per use is so expensive I‘d like to read some reviews before I make my purchase – especially since I buy most of my sheet masks online, where they are much cheaper then in store. So yes, the quality of my reviews on these might not be brilliant – since its most often a one time experience review, but its better then nothing.

So what did I think of this one: 1. it smells lovely of rose 2. its not very well fitting (some sheets just stay glued to your face – so you can easily move around and do your chords while having one on). 3. My face doesn‘t feel very sticky after use, which I love – hate feeling like I have glue on my face. 4. The effect: splendid, super much hydration, and my skin feels extremely smooth and model-like after use – big win! 5. The effect lasts for a few days, which I love.

I think the cost for these are ok, they are cheaper then the Korean sheet masks sold in my local store so they are a nice alternative to that.

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Clinique Smart Custom-Repair Serum Review

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Pros:

The pump bottle is hygenic.

Cons:

Doesn‘t diminish my wrinkles.

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I love the commercial for this serum – it kind of takes deceiving the customer (me) – to a new level. It promises to reduce 5 signs of ageing by 50% or more in 12 weeks – which is wrinkles, lines , dark spots, lifting, uneven skin tone..I find this deceiving because honestly I think we all know by now, that the only way to reduce your lines and wrinkles is by botox or other cosmetic procedure –  yes a serum can lift your skin, give you loads of moisture and make you look fresh – but it won‘t take years off your face.

So what did I think? First and foremost, I expect a lot of hydration and toning from my serums – all I got from this one was some tiiiiiny extra hydration but not at all anything extraordinary. Secondly, all those promises about the disappearance of wrinkles and lines – that just didn‘t happen. In fact since this serum provided me with so much less hydration then the other serums I have used have, my skin looked more gloom, dehydrated and my wrinkles more apparent. Conclusion – will never repurchase this serum again.

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Revlon Professional be Fabulous Volume Texturizer Review

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Pros:

Gives my hair great volume.

Cons:

No hydration at all as promised.

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This texturizer promises not only volume and great texture, but also hydration and hair repairment. The volume part works brilliantly – I really feel my hair is thicker after use, and the effect lasts until the next wash. I also can‘t feel that I‘m having an extra product in my hair – so the texture is very “natural”, which is a big plus. The minuses are that my hair is super dry still, so I see no benefit in that department, and I‘m not sure if this texturizer has any effect on that at all. Would I re-purchase this product? If I‘m desperate for volume I will.

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Revlon Professional be FABULOUS Texture Care Smooth Hair C.R.E.A.M. Anti-Frizz Shampoo Review

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Pros:

Makes my hair frizz free – as promised.

Cons:

No extra shine or hydration.

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I feel lucky because even though this winter has made my hair dry as can be, and looking pretty uninspiring – I have managed to invest in some pretty great products – which have greatly improved the shape of my hair. This shampoo is definitely my nr 1 best investment this winter. Frizzy hair is a great source for annoyment for me – it makes me feel like I‘m a kid again, trying to pretend I‘m grown-up and put together – but with hair that just screams “no you are not cause you certainly can‘t control me” (anyone else having this intimate relationship with their hair?). And wearing a hat at all times when outside for past 3 months certainly brings in a lot of frizzy hair moments.

When I started using this shampoo I didn‘t give it all the appreciation it deserved – it wasn‘t until I switched to another shampoo and realised that my frizz came back bit time – that I truly feel in love. This shampoo makes my hair frizz free for at least 3-4 days after use (I was my hair every 5th day roughly) and gives it great volume.

Minuses: no extra shine, no extra hydration really. I get that from my mask, but still.

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