Revlon Professional be Fabulous C.R.E.A.M. anti-frizz mask Review

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Pros:

Makes my hair more smooth – as promised.

Cons:

Doesn‘t really help make frizz to disappear.

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I‘m trying to watch my budget – and this hair mask fits my new not spending too much money on my hair idea. And the struggle with frizzy hair has been utterly real for the past warm weeks for me – so I was curious if this mask could help the frizz. Verdict: my hair becomes more smooth as promised, but the frizz doesn‘t really disappear – which is super annoying – and against what was promised. So this mask will probably not be repurchased again, though I think it is pretty decent for its price point.

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Emma S Sugar Lime Body Lotion Review

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Pros:

The smell lingers on my skin for long = very important.

Cons:

Not for those on a budget.

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I think most readers of this blog know by now that I‘m a biiig fan of Swedish Emma S Wiklund – the woman not only a sassy enterpeneur with a truly inspirational career from model to business owner, but she also gave some of the essentials in my daily skin care routine – I use her face cleansing oil and serum daily. And my skin thanks me for it daily too.

This body lotion is a true treat – it gets absorbed fast (a must for me), makes my skin very hydrated and smells great. The lime caramel is an unexpected combination  – and the result is not too sweet but very comforting and pleasant (and not dull aka you don‘t smell of your grandmas caramel cookies or old perfume). And you need a little per use. Negatives – this is not a budget product – but more in the “treat yourself” end of the spectrum.

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REVLON PROFESSIONAL BE FABULOUS C.R.E.A.M. CURL DEFINING SHAMPOO REVIEW

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Pros:

Great for crazy curly hair.

Cons:

You need a lot per use.

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This is my favourite shampoo this year so far. I have  a pretty costly habit when it comes to hair care – and I really don‘t settle for less – so this is a bit of a “budget” product to me. Now don‘t get me wrong – I know I‘m privileged and spending tons of money on hair care is definitely a priority for me (just as buying living of carrots and omelettes for a week in a row to save money is too) . So I was pleasantly surprised but how great this shampoo works for my hair. My hair is messy and curly – and already after the first use I noticed my curls more defined – which I love. My hair also became smoother and more hydrated. Basically this is a great budget option for crazy curly hair like mine. Also, my hair usually looks pretty gloom a day before its time for a wash – but after I started using this shampoo my hair looks great all the way – and I even wash it a day later. And I will definitely re-purchase this shampoo. Negatives? You need a lot per use.

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Philosophy Renewed Hope In a Jar Moisturiser Review

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Pros:

The texture of the cream is smooth and silky, souffle like just as described.

Cons:

This is more of a summer moisturiser not giving enough of hydration to dry skin in rough climates.

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I actually won this moisturiser in a give-away on one of my favourite beauty bloggers Madeleine loves . I have picked up the hype surrounding this cream from here and there, but never actually tried anything from Philosophy. This cream is for all skin types – which can be a bit worrying (oily and dry skin have extremely different needs in my head no?). I have combined skin (oily T-zone, dry rest of the face) and this cream works good for me during the “not too cold” months and when I use a hydrating serum. I like the souffle like texture which is both oily and light (though a bit separated, watery like ), that it gets absorbed quick and that my skin feels hydrated after use. But this is no miracle cream, and the price is outrageous for what you get. A jar is just unhygienic too. The promise of demise signs of ageing and “rough” texture – I‘m not really sure if I‘ve seen any of that, my skin is well-hydrated but that is all.

Also, after I started using this cream my skin has felt more clogged, and I‘ve had more blackheads then usual – I‘m not sure if it‘s due to my diet, other parts of my routine or if it‘s the cream though.

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Yves Rocher Sexy Pulp Ultra-Volume Mascara Review

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Pros:

Elongates my lashes.

Cons:

No volume what so ever.

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I got this mascara as a gift from a relative. I must admit I haven‘t used much from Yves Rocher – I have their Monei perfume for sentimental reasons (reminds me on my granny and the summers of my childhood) but haven‘t used much else. This mascara certainly doesn‘t make me more interested in the brand. It makes my lashes longer – but that‘s about it. No filling effect, no volume no nothing – seriously I‘ve used it for about 3 months now, and I just feel so sorry for my poor eye lashes. The look so gloom and my eyes boring – not at all like in a good make-up commercial. Today I took a “big” step for my make-up self – I through that mascara out, and got myself a new one. And that felt such great.

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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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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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