Alterna Caviar CC Cream Review

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Pros:

Smells very nice

Cons:

Makes my hair look greasy when applied to dry hair.

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This cc cream promises your hair everything in the world (moisture, shine, softness, UV protection, strength…and 5 more things since its a 10 in one..). I have classic thin Scandinavian hair…so I constantly dream of some va-va-voom feeling..therefore I had very high hopes. First time I used it on towel dry hair and when used in combination with other volume products, I could see more shiny and looked more sleak and my split ends were less visible. Other times when I have used it on dry and not newly washed hair I just got the result of greasy hair and felt pretty disappointed.

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Max Factor 2000 Calorie Mascara Review

Pros:

Doesn‘t give me the panda look even after a loooong day at work.

Cons:

No long lashes here.

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I heard about this mascara because the Danish beauty entrepreneur slash mogul Marianne Tromborg, wrote a make-up book where she claimed this is the only mascara she can use. Being a fan, I naturally wanted to try this mascara. My verdict is: that this mascara is worth its (budget) price, but it certainly doesn‘t give that “WOW” effect. It‘s a good everyday mascara: giving just the right amount of discreet volume, not giving you the panda look and you can layer it many times without your lashes lumping together. Cons are that it doesn‘t give you long lashes, and as mentioned before no dramatic effect. If I want to look discreet when I go to work I use this one, but for after-work you definitely need something more dramatic and fab…

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Kiehl’s Midnight Recovery Concentrate Review

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Pros:

Does what it promises and suits almost all skin types.

Cons:

I’m not too fond of the lavender smell (- like the rest of the bloggers on this side).

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This is a classic and for good reasons! I use this daily wintertime or as a weekly treatment during other times of the year – just to get an extra hydration boost. When I’m really dry I layer it on top of a water-based moisturizing serum, underneath my nightcream. My skin loves it! Since you only need a couple of drops it last for a long time which is comforting considering the price. I have tried other face oils from other “hyped” brands bit keep coming back to my little blue bottle year after year.

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Max Factor Masterpiece Max Mascara Review

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Pros:

Doesn‘t lump.

Cons:

Hard to apply on lower lashes because they just get too much mascara due to the brushes size.

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This is my all time favourite mascara. I have been using it for 6 months now – and yes I know, you are supposed to not use your make-up for too long due to bacteria etcetc, but I‘m soo impressed  that it hasn‘t dried out/lumped/given me panda eyes – that I‘m gone use it until there is none left. The brush is made of rubber and you get exactly the amount that you (I) need per use, and really gives some mascara love to each one of my eyelashes. My lashes are pretty long and usually when I use mascaras it usually smudges off on my eyelids and this one doesn‘t. Also after a long day I don‘t have it all over my cheeks. In my opinion this is the bust budget mascara out on the market right now, period.

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EKSPERIENCE HYDRO NUTRITIVE – HYDRO-NUTRI NOURISHING MASK Review

 

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Pros:

My hair looks more shiny after use.

Cons:

Doesn‘t suit people who already have soft hair (like moi).

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After using this mask my hair became very soft, almost like a baby‘s hair. It also got some extra volume and looked a bit more “alive” (seriously any shine on a grey day and I start calling it “alive” – bare with me, winter is almost over)…Since my hair already is pretty soft, this mask wasn‘t for me – as more “softness” makes it hard for me to fix my hair, since it keeps on going in other directions then I want it to. Since this mask is made in Spain I think its target users are people with less soft but more thick hair. But I did like that it made my coloured hair look more vivid, and I could really see a big difference before and after use.

This mask smells a bit of citrus, is easy to use and one only needs little per use – so it lasts for long.

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d:fi Beach Spray Review

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Pros:

I see no effect what so ever.

Cons:

Has an UV protection.

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I had been looking forward to surfer waves in my thin, flat Scandinavian hair when I started using this beach spray. I did‘t get any of that. I can‘t see any difference in my hair before and after use of this spray – maybe it‘s even a bit more flat and thin after use. It does smell good of coconut though, and it has an UV protection which is a plus. I will use it to protect my hair from the sun in the summer but won‘t expect anything more then that.

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Revlon 45 Days Total Color Care 2in1 Stunning Highlights Review

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Pros:

I can postpone a visit to the hairdresser with 10 days using this one.

Cons:

Smells a bit synthetic.

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I can finally write this review – since today I have actually used this shampoo for 50 days. I have short colored hair and have been experiencing the same problem over and over again – after a hair cut I‘m happy and satisfied with my hair – until after about 4 weeks the color starts to fade and my hair starts looking pretty “dull”. Since I simply can‘t afford to color my hair once a month (don‘t think its healthy either) – I usually walk around with “tired/dull” hair for another couple of weeks. So I was pretty excited but also sceptical to trying this new shampoo.

The shampoo is sulfate free which I really like. Sulfate is usually hard to completely remove from the hair, which makes my hair dry and irritates my scalp – which of course I hate. So I could definitely feel that this shampoo was sulfur free since there was no thick mass of shampoo that one had to wash out. The easiest and cheapest way for brands to create lathering shampoo is by adding sulphates. This shampoo doesn‘t lather – like shampoos usually do – and that can feel a bit unusual but one gets used to it after a couple of weeks. One also gets used to the blue/silver color, and that the shampoo smells a bit of chemicals. So I felt a bit frightened applying it in my hair – but decided to give it a 50 days chance.

I‘m satisfied with this shampoo, since my hair still looks “respectable” ( equals less dull) and the color looks totally ok – which means that I can wait another extra 10 days before heading to the hairdresser – which is great.

The shampoo doesn‘t give me a feeling of luxury due to its smell and color. Since it doesn‘t lather I use more per wash then I would have with a lathering shampoo (I think it‘s just the innate feeling of my hair won‘t get clean if it does‘t lather).

The shampoo is supposed to give UV protection – I haven‘t been able to explore that since its been freezing and grey outside. It also protects agains heat which is a plus.

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d:fi Dry Shampoo Review

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Pros:

Neutral color – isn‘t white – so I don‘t have to spend ages combing it out.

Cons:

Hair can feel a bit dry when I use this shampoo two days in a row.

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Before New Years eve my hair got pretty oily – and I just didn‘t have the time to wash it: so I took a big risk (for my hair – not in life hehe) – I used a dry shampoo for the first time, before a big party (seriously those facebook photos of New Years eve usually hunt me for the rest of the year).

This dry shampoo smells very discreet – or it rather doesn‘t smell of anything which is superb since I almost always get an attack of bad cough after using dry shampoo. The color is neutral – which is fantastic since most dry shampoos are white – and one has to use looong loong time getting it out of ones hair.

The third and last plus is the price: it is cheap and the bottle is huge so it lasts a very long time.

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bareMinerals Matte Foundation Review

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Pros:

Fantastic coverage

Cons:

When you apply it with a brush you can get some residue on your clothes and surrounding (not good when you are wearing black.)

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I have always been sceptic to loose powder and foundation, thinking that if something is “loose” – it can easily disappear aka won‘t stay on for too long. But this powder has really been revolutionising for my oily, acne prone skin – this foundation covers up great – I have tried a shitton of foundations in my life time and this one is the only one which has covered up my pimples well, and stays on for long (not gone with the wind as I first thought). It is so easy to apply this foundation – its not sticky, its hygienic since one is using a brush. And it gets absorbed very easily. Not all stuff from bareMinerals is magic, read this review.

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