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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Does what it promises: starstarstarstarstar

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AVÈNE TRIXERA NUTRI-FLUIDE LOTION REVIEW

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Pros:

Gets absorbed very fast.

Cons:

It smells a bit of a pharmacy.

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One of the most important things for me when choosing a good lotion, is that it gets absorbed fast. My apartment has a lot of windows (and way too few curtains) and I don‘t have time to walk around naked waiting for my lotion to dry..This lotion really doesn‘t let me down. I have to give it maximum 3 seconds to dry and I‘m ready to go (whom am I kidding – I‘m ready to run cause I‘m always running late somewhere)..The result: my skin feels very smooth after use (I can feel a big difference after my first use), and the lotion is definitely “fat” enough to be used during the coldest months of the year. The bottle says you can use it on your face too – but I save my face for my sheet masks and serums..The minus: the smell, it smells a bit of a pharmacy, but luckily the smell doesn‘t linger on for too long.

Verdict: I think this lotion of wallet friendly since you need little per use, so the bottle lasts for a long time plus I like that it gives my skin hydration and makes it soft, but most importantly – that it gets absorbed very quick.

Overall:starstarstarstarnostar

Value for money: starstarstarstarnostar

Does what it promises: starstarstarstarstar

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& Other Stories Perle de Coco Body Soufflé Review

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Pros:

The smells very much lingers on your body for a loong time.

Cons:

Takes ages to get absorbed.

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& Other Stories has become one of my favourite shops to browse – I don‘t buy many things there but I love to just look around, especially in their beauty department. Mainly because it‘s soo affordable and their scents (or “flavours”) are always right up my alley (fresia, lemon, bourbon …though not in a mix). The summer of 2016 was the year that all beauty bloggers went bananas about this body souffle – and I went with the flow (mainly because the summer of 2016 was the summer of almost no vacation, and I badly tried to achieve the feeling of one ).

This souffle is very thick in its consistency and smells of a mix of vanilla and coconut. It hydrates my skin very well and I smell like a warm pina colada for a few hours after use. The souffle is super fat and takes a while to get absorbed, which is a bit annoying if you are not into lounging around naked trying to avoid smudging your furniture. Do I regret buying it? A bit the smell is way too heavy for me, and I got tired of it after the first week. Now I use it when I need to pretend I‘m on a beach in the Caribbean (without the sand in uncomfortable places and with my indoor use only Uggs on).

Overall:starstarstarstarnostar

Value for money: starstarstarstarnostar

Does what it promises: starstarstarstarstar

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ACO Body Lotion Moist Review

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Pros:

You get a lot for your money.

 

Cons:

The smell is very neutral, I would have preferred a stronger smell for a feel of luxury – but depends on what you are locking for.

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I love that this body lotion comes in a huge package (400 ml to cover my voluptuous body) and that it comes as a pump bottle – making it very easy to use – and hygienic. It gets absorbed instantly, gives good hydration (not the best I tried but decent). The smell is pretty ok too, very very discreet. So verdict – this is a very decent and budget friendly body lotion where you get a good effect and amount for the money.

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Vichy Ideal Body Serum-milk Review

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Pros:

Makes my skin super smooth.

Cons:

You can‘t read the ingredients list before you buy the package.

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I try to read the reviews of others before writing my own – not to get reassured of my opinion, but rather to make sure I don‘t miss any important thoughts on the products I review – which is how I came across the fact (which hadn‘t hit me) – that on this bottle you can‘t read the ingredients list before purchasing the bottle. It is one of those sticky “pull off” paper so you can‘t read it while in the store without “damaging” the package a bit. There are many products which are designed like this, and knowing how much more aware we are today of the ingredients of what we put on our skin – this form of packaging is a big no NOOO.

Anyways back to this body lotion – it is very thin in consistency, gets absorbed immediately and leaves my skin super soft. This lotion feels very luxurious upon application and the smell is very discreet. About the ingredients list – I‘m not an expert on this topic – it contains rosehip oil, and everything based on the Vichy water I trust (as I said I have very little education on this particular topic…).

Overall:starstarstarstarstar

Value for money: starstarstarstarnostar

Does what it promises: starstarstarstarstar

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Best and Worst beauty products of 2017 – the complete list

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Dear Readers,

We love our annual lists of what was a game-changer and what we should have said no to. Here it is, enjoy (and avoid our mistakes)!

The best...

The lemon dream of the year goes to this one.

This mascara was not only wallet friendly but also the best we tried in 2017!

Our best budget buy was this charcoal mask.

This enzyme peel changed our skin game…

Our favourite Kiehl‘s product was this one.

This hair serum saved the (hair)day…

…and this foundation saved our face!

This fruity magic mask was our best splurge of the year.

The pore size reducing miracle we got hocked on..

The worst

The most overhyped product we wished we didn‘t splurge on is this Oribe spray.

This face cleanser we will never go back to..

…neither will we ever splurge on this hand cream (which did nothing for our dry hand)..

The prize of the most overhyped brand goes to Aesop big time (just read this and this review)!

This Clinique powder disappointed big time..

…and so did this foundation (if you have oily skin read this – to know what to stay away from!!).

The shampoo that did nothing for our hair was this one..

The lip balm everyone should stay away from is here.

Cetaphil did not really live up to the hype, just read here..

This was the list for 2017 – let us know which favourites you had and have a lovely 2018!

Avène Trixera Nutri-fluid Cleanser Review

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Pros:

Makes my skin very soft after use – I almost don‘t need my body lotion after use (saves me soo much time).

Cons:

You need a lot per use.

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So winter is here and my whole body is saying no to me by being extremely dry: my hair is very very dry, my eyes medium dry, my skin pretty dry (my humour not so dry…I think..or hope?). Anyways I‘m doing everything I can to make it easier for me to get out of bed every day: I do my sheet masks, I do my hair masks, I do the fat body lotions and then of course the oils. But then I realised that I had a blind spot in my routine – my soaps (I have too many of them, don‘t even want to talk about it) – which I don‘t choose by their effect on my skin but by their smell (preferably rose, lemon or lavender). Soaps do dry out skin – it‘s common knowledge (read about why here), so I decided to try something new – to get a body soap which wouldn‘t require me using thick layers of body lotion after showering.

This Avene cleanser is soap free (I told you guys Avene is my safe place and where I head for my good basics), and leaves my skin feeling super hydrated. I think the price is fair considering a bottle is 400 ml and the only minus I see is that you need a lot per use. Of course I sometimes glance at my old soaps in the bath –  missing their strong smell (which made me feel like a 100 year old lady with no sense for when enough perfume is enough), but knowing that I‘m doing my skin some good makes me feel great, so I will not switch back until these epic months of extreme dryness are over.

Overall:starstarstarstarnostar

Value for money: starstarstarstarnostar

Does what it promises: starstarstarstarstar

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Rituals Hammam Foaming Shower Gel Review

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Pros:

Smells lovely of eucalyptus.

Cons:

The price is pretty steep for a soap.

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Let me be honest with you – I am a woman who brings her exfoliating brush everywhere – even for weekend get-aways (and when I forget, I regret it a lot and always), and been doing that for the past 10 years now. So a visit to a hammam is like my biggest wettest (pardon my french) dream. For those of you who haven‘t been I will summarise it up for you: first damp sauna, then loads of foaming soap and then removal of about 1-2 kg of dead skin through exfoliation, aka heaven. You feel like a new born, clean, sweet smelling baby afterwards. Since my city only has one hammam, and they don‘t exactly have a drop in service, I love anything that reminds me of the hammam experience.

This soap is pretty expensive (not Aesop expensive, but still), but the smell of eucalyptus is divine. It comes out as a foam, and the smell lingers on my skin for some time, and my bathroom smells of hammam afterwards. My boyfriend is a fan too, so the scent is pretty unisex. And it doesn‘t make my skin feel dry after use.

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Value for money: starstarstarstarnostar

Does what it promises: starstarstarstarstar

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DanishSkinCare Amazing Body Lotion Review

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Pros:

Get absorbed instantly.

Cons:

The price is a bit heavy.

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We are big fans of beauty entrepreneurship (or all entrepreneurship rather..) on this blog, and were therefore super excited when a new Danish skincare brand poped up on our rader. We have previously written about their skin treatment – which helped us with out black pores – and were therefore very interested to see what their body lotion could do for us.

My number one priority when choosing lotions is that it gets absorbed very fast – I hate feeling sticky – and this one certainly does – also it makes my skin ultra soft for several days (which is a first since I always have to use my lotions and potions daily). Not having to apply it daily so is time saving and also economic, and I love that.

I know that this body lotion is supposed to be good for unclean skin and keratosis pilaris but luckily I only suffer from unclean skin on my face so could not really test if it helps in that department.

I‘m not very good with ingredients lists (I know it is shameful to admit that for a beauty blogger )- and therefore I just try to choose a trustworthy brand which uses good ingredients.  And this body lotion is no different to that. It contains Niancinamide,  bee wax and vitamin E, and no perfume. I‘m very impressed with this lotion, since both the ingredients and the effect is good for my skin, and its not a billion brand behind it but it was made by a smaller group of people with a big passion for good skincare.

Overall:starstarstarstarstar

Value for money: starstarstarstarnostar

Does what it promises: starstarstarstarstar

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