Revlon Professional Be Fabulous Cream Shampoo and Conditioner for normal/thick hair Review

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Pros:

Gives my hair great volume.

Cons:

My hair looks dirty already 2 days after use.

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I think this shampoo and conditioner are very good budget options to my usual Bamboo and Alterna products (which I love but are pretty pricey). They give my hair great volume, smell good and my hair looks very “put together” after use (aka it looks like I actually have a hair stylist and some kind of vision when it comes to my hair – and not just an explosion of volume). The conditioner makes my hair feel soft immediately and can be used solo without a mask since it is so hydrating and nourishing.

Since I have thick hair I only wash it once every 5 days, but when using this shampoo and conditioner my hair looked dirty already after 2-3 days – which is a big minus for me. I made my granny use this shampoo and conditioner too and she had the same result.

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Eos Shimmer Sheer Pink Lip Balm Review

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Pros:

Soo easy to apply evenly.

Cons:

My lips are dry again one hour after use.

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After being into heavy needs a browns this winter I‘m feeling like being Ms Spring  – all easy and floating in pastels and light blue nails ( ohh that nice Chanel Coco blue shade…) – and of course I want my lips to be pink with that.

This is my first Eos lip balm and I‘m now a fan – for a person whom usually struggles to put on any lip make-up evenly this one was very very easy to apply due to its sphere shape. It also feels very soft and hydrating on my lips without being sticky (shea butter and jojaba oil). And the price is fair. I like that you can decide on how much pink you want on your lips by layering this balm, without it feeling like you are wearing teater make-up.

Cons: my lips feel dry again about an hour after use.

Ok guys I‘m gone run out into friday in my floating dress smelling of roses with pinks lips and freshly manicured nails…just kidding I‘m heading to a night shift. Have a lovely friday you all!

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ACO Body Lotion Wild Honey Review

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Pros:

Very hydrating.

Cons:

Takes a while to get absorbed.

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This is yet again one of those beauty products my boyfriend stole from me – and I haven‘t seen it ever since. I got this body lotion to make sure my skin would‘t get the texture of old paper after our sunny vacation – and it has worked very well (boyfriend agrees). It was also friendly to my post-vacation (and too many shopping trips) wallet – which one could say has suffered enough for 2017…

The lotion has a discreet sweet smell, and makes my post-tan skin very hydrated. Its very fat in texture, due to this it takes a while to get absorbed. The bottle lasts me a few months and I would definitely recommend this one to any girlfriend whose boyfriend likes to steal her expensive bathroom goodies – its much cheaper this way.

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ACO Ultrasoft Toner Review

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Pros:

Good cleansing and leaves my skin very soft.

Cons:

Could have had more of a “smell”.

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I remember when I first tried a toner water on my face – oh what a true revolution it was (piles of dirt came off my skin – literally). Having had the pleasure to travel for 2 months straight at the beginning of this year – I sort off had a beauty crisis when I ran out of to toner half-way through (and I was on island where there were no toner to buy – you were lucky if you got hold of some old overpriced Nivea sunscreen). So when I came home to this new toner from Swedish ACO I was thrilled – and literally rubbed it on my face 3 times a day for the first week (..and the dirt kept on coming off…).

So what do I think of this toner..first and foremost, one can just spray it on ones face which is very convenient. Secondly my skin feels very soft afterwards (which has been much needed since coming home has been a chock of cold). Thirdly I have never seen so much dirt come off my face when using a toner, so I‘m figuring it‘s doing a decent job. The bottle is huge thus the toner lasts for long which I like since my budget is tight after all this travelling.

What didn‘t I like: the smell is very nice and discreet but I would‘t have minded if it was a bit stronger.

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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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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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ACO Face Anti Age 25+ Protecting day Cream Review

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Pros:

Affordable and satisfying for basic hydrating needs

 

Cons:

Too rich during the summer for my combination skin

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I really like this day cream. It’s a straight forward moisturizer that protects and satisfies all my every-day needs. It’s not a miracle worker for pimples, scars or pigmentation, but it doesn’t promise that either. Both me (normal/combination skin) and my partner (dry skin) use this cream daily, and will surely buy this again. During the summer this cream was way too rich for my combined skin, and therefor I only use it during the colder months (like very much right now). You all know by now that we have a big obsession with pharmacies – and ACO being a Swedish pharmacy brand is no different- spending our money in a pharmacy in some way just feels more ok to us – like anything you buy in there is never overindulging or can break ones budget – and you always need it. At least thats what we tell outselves when we buy away.

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Nivea Gentle Facial Cleaning Wipes Review

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Pros:

Takes off make-up easily and is cheap.

Cons:

My skin gets a bit irritated when I‘ve used these too many days in a row.

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It wasn‘t until a year ago that I got myself into the wet wipes – too many tired evenings, and after being recommended these  by a friend I was hocked. I‘ve since being doing wet wipes on a budget (read my Garnier wet wipes review here) and when I was in Berlin I got a package of these Nivea goodies. I don‘t know what and how – but beauty products in Germany are sooo much cheaper. These cost nothing and I‘ve been very happy about them.

First and foremost – I‘m a big fan of Nivea in general – I like their nice smell and think they make genius products for a low price. These wet wipes smell good, remove make-up well and are cheap. I think they remove lipstick, blush and concealer very well – but could be better at removing mascara. They don‘t irritate my eyes, but after using them for more then 3 days in a row I noticed that my skin got a bit irritated. No rash or anything but I just felt how it was bursting to break out. But in general I like these – they are a good budget alternativ – and NO I‘m not sponsored by Nivea, just excited when I find something that‘s good and happens to be cheap as well.

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Best Body Lotions for Dry Skin

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This time of the year my legs are dying due to dryness and lack of vitamin D – and all I want is to like Gisele in the picture above. Blogging about beauty for two years has led me through trying tons of lotions and potions, and I have compiled a small list of the best lotions to make you forget of dry skin and getting one step closer to those Gisele – legs (minus the rest of her craziness of course).

1.This Clarins body lotion is my absolute favourite (read review here). I buy it every year (no matter how many lotions I already have at home) – and it never lets me down – it sinks in fast, smells pleasant and most importantly – it makes my skin super soft, even when its beyond dry.

2. Nivea is a favourite of mine: a reliable budget friend I use when my skin needs some extra extra extra hydration – where I don‘t feel uncomfortable wrapping my skin in double layers before I go to bed. Read my full review of the Nivea body cream here.

3. In general I think that Dove makes pretty decent things – they smell nice, have a good quality and the price point is satisfying – I got my hands of this Dove body lotion by chance and was pleasantly surprised – it sinks in fast and makes my skin soooft. And the smell is not classic Dove so nobody will know that you are being on a budget.

4. Ok this list wouldn‘t be complete without some luxurious lotion – one of those that you kind of don‘t want to use because then you know it will make you run out of it – and you dread that – since you won‘t spent that money on it again. That lotion for me is this lily body lotion – smells of heaven and makes my bathroom feel like that of an old rich lady – but in a good way of course.

Hope you enjoy this list and feel free to share your favourites! /Mary