Origins Out of Trouble Mask Review

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Pros:

Smell of camphor makes me believe this is really working.

Really keeps its promises to reduce grease and works as anti-inflamatory.

Cons:

Take care on more sensitive areas, and avoid using where it is not needed, as is might dry out and stress the skin.

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Winter is coming, and that means bye bye glowey, healty, easy going skin.. And welcome increasingly greasy, grey skin with random pimple outbursts on cheeks, that never ever heal. Winter for me is tough, one should think that scandinavian genes would have prepared us for month on month with no sunlight… But winter always fucks up my skin. And while I cover up my unshaven legs in layers of pantyhoes and jeans, my face is the only thing I need to take care of. SO one of the things I struggle with during winter is greasy skin with the occasional pimples that wont go away.  In my search for a mask that actually shows results, I stumbled over this one. And let me say, it is efficient. Almost too efficient, by that I mean, it can be a bit harsh on the skin, so I only use it on trouble area (in my case forehead). Once a week, or when needed, and the effect is long lasting – but that I mean that it reduced grease and works in an anti-inflammatory way – making my skin less prone to break-outs.  This mask almost feels pharmaceutical withs its potpourri of all the famous ingredients, that say bye bye pimples and grease: zink oxide, salicylic acid, sulfur, and camphor! This smell just says, “this is working!”.

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Nivea Urban Skin Detox Night Gel Cream Review

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Pros:

Leaves skin soft and sleek the day after.

Cons:

Leaves a film on skin, not for daytime use.

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My skin is self-sufficient in the summer, winter on the other hand is a whole other story! A dermatologist once told me, that my winter breakouts where due to in part, need of exfoliation and need of moisture. Northern winter air, is void of humidity, so skin looses its moisture in the tough winter air.  This year I decided to work hard to reapply moisture, never giving up! I am trying out this night gel cream at the moment, applying it every night before bed time. And I wake up with soft skin the next day.. But dont use it during day time, as it kind of puts a film on your skin, that needs to be washed of before makeup. I dont feel the detox yet, but also not really sure how thats supposed to feel. Smell is quite unisex, maybe even a tiny bit masculine. Which is nice for a single girl, cause then I have sweet dreams of a man sleeping next to me..

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Oribe Maximista Thickening Spray Review

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Pros:

Smells good of a hair salon.

Cons:

Doesn‘t give the same great volume effect as a dry shampoo.

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So my hairdresser said I just have to have this spray – the hair sprays from Oribe is beyond hyped (it doesn‘t deserve that hype and we will post a review of it soon!) so I went with the flow. My hair is pretty thin and this thickening spray does its just ok – not fantastic results, but its a good alternative to using a dry shampoo. Why do I prefer it to a dry shampoo? First and foremost, I‘m pregnant – so can‘t use anything in a spray can (no idea why but will follow that advice), secondly using dry shampoo can be very tedious and this spray is just easy to apply (and doesn‘t need to be “combed out”). But saying that using it gives my hair great volume would be a lie.

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Revlon Uniq One Dry Shampoo Review

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Pros:

Doesn‘t leave any white residue.

Cons:

Makes my hair crazy electric.

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This dry shampoo doesn‘t grease my hair, as they sometimes can do. It holds its promises that it puts on the front (to refresh and revive/absorb exces oils/adds volume/natural finish…), and most importantly it does not leave white residue. On the downside is that it leaves your hair static electric, and if you have a bit thin hair – like I do, that is not great. I basically use it, brush my hair and leave it in a bun. Wearing it loose is not a possibility, with the crazy electric hair. So basically if you have grease-prone hair, and don‘t want your scalp to show when you wear a bun, this is good before you put it in a bun. The biggest plus for me though (with my thin hair) – is that it gives my hair great volume.

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Philosophy The Microdelivery Exfoliating Facial Wash Review

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Pros:

I like that this cleanser also exfoliates.

Cons:

Smells a bit of a pharmacy.

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I got this one as a gift from a friend- and had never tried Philosophy before. This facial wash contains small exfoliating beads, which exfoliate very well without irritating my skin. They are pretty gentle though – so if you like your face to be red and your skin almost bleeding after exfoliations this face cleanser is not for you. But this cleanser is gentle enough to be suitable for everyday use.

It does its job well though: removes make-up easily and smells very neutral (a bit like a pharmacy some might say). It doesn’t dry out my skin. And it doesn‘t remove mascara.

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Rudolph Care A Hint of Summer Self Tanning Drops Review

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Pros:

Gives my skin a great glow.

Cons:

The price.

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I have super beyond pale face – not matter how much time I spend in the sun – the sun never calls my number back (you get the deal). So after I returned home, after 3 weeks of summer vacations in Italy, and my skin looked like I‘ve spent it in a cellar – I decided that, something radical must happen!

Previously using self-tanning products has always turned into a disaster for me. So I had to go for a bulletproof plan (I could not afford more white shirts being ruined or striped legs). Having been a fan of Danish Rudolph Care for a few years – and had high hopes for these self tanning drops (the owner of the brand Andrea, always has the perfect glow so I figured I want that too). You use these drops in your night cream, I use one drop a day in the beginning and now I‘m on two drops. The drops mix easily into my night cream. The result – I have been getting a lot of compliments for my glow – considering I‘m pregnant (and feel like a water buffalo 90% of the time) – I‘m pretty thrilled! It looks very natural, and no stripes – which is a huge plus for me!

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Revlon Be Fabulous End Repairing Serum Review

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Pros:

Makes my split ends look more “healthy” and taken care off.

Cons:

You need a lot per use of this serum.

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Split ends is one of my biggest hair issues (except a DIY blond dye which keeps me up at night), so I jump onto any product which promises to help! I have been using this serum both in wet and dry hair, with equally satisfying effect. The serum is absorbed very fast and makes my split ends more soft, hides away frizz in my hair and has a great overall effect. With overall effect I mean that my hair looks very sleek and much more healthy then it actually is (by actually is I count the time since I last visited a hairdresser for a trim).

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DanishSkinCare Smooth Skin Treatment Review

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Pros:

Reduces pores and black spots. Decreases the amount of pimples I have.

Cons:

Not suitable for sensitive skin

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I bought this skin tonic as I read some remarkable stories from girls who were helped for their pimples and black heads. It also claimed that it could reduce poresize. Since I am 30 years pimples are luckily rare i my face. But I have struggled with large pores and black heads since I was a teenager.  So this was last step, and I really think it have helped my skin thanks to effective ingredients like salicylic acid and niacinamide. The first two or the times I used it my sensitive skin turned irritated and red, but after some days use my skin tolerated it. I can recommend it to people with not sensitive skin, who struggle with teenage skin and black spots and pores. Seriously they can really make you miserable – especially when many and uncontrollable.

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Cetaphil Gentle Skin Cleanser Review

Pros:

Perfume free.

Cons:

Takes ages to get your make-up off.

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After using the Cetaphil face and body lotion, I wanted to try their face cleanser, which is kind of a myth. Apparently both Charlize Theron and Zoe Saldana live by it…so I thought I‘d like some Charlize in my face too…It felt good knowing that it is perfume free and has a great reputation, so my expectations are through the roof. So I go home, and try to wash my make-up off..and what happens? Nothing gets washed off, I have to literally scrub eyes with this cleanser for 5 minutes to get my mascara off. The cleanser kind off just moved around the dirt on my face without actually removing it. And to remove the actual cleanser from my face I have to use very generous amounts off water and a lot of effort. So now we all know that Charlize and Zoe basically don‘t take off their make-up, and that‘s why they are always picture perfect, just like stars should be.

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