Vichy Slow Age Daily Cream Review

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Pros:

Has an spf of 30!! (wohoo)

Cons:

No idea if it makes me “wrinkle free” (don‘t think so!)

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My new serum (review coming up), requires me to wear sunscreen daily. Now a confession – never done that before, and I know, its horrible for my skin and just by getting this cream I feel like a person who takes responsibility for my own skin (like having a blog where I spend 50% of the time telling readers what NOT to buy isn‘t responsible enough). This cream is for people in the ages of 30-40 (I‘m 29, started early), and promises to prevent early signs of ageing.

Now I know, that botox is probably the only way to go if you want a wrinkle free face, so I have to say that I really can‘t judge if this cream has made my face look more “wrinkle-free” in the past months…But I can judge how it makes my skin feel: answer pretty decent, like not WOW, but not a big NOOO either. More of something in the middle, something like : this is a decent cream, hydrates my skin very well, gets absorbed pretty fast and the price is reasonable. Major plus is the spf of 30, and that a jar lasts a life-time (6 months minimum).

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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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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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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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Revlon Professional be Fabulous Volume Texturizer Review

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Pros:

Gives my hair great volume.

Cons:

No hydration at all as promised.

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This texturizer promises not only volume and great texture, but also hydration and hair repairment. The volume part works brilliantly – I really feel my hair is thicker after use, and the effect lasts until the next wash. I also can‘t feel that I‘m having an extra product in my hair – so the texture is very “natural”, which is a big plus. The minuses are that my hair is super dry still, so I see no benefit in that department, and I‘m not sure if this texturizer has any effect on that at all. Would I re-purchase this product? If I‘m desperate for volume I will.

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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.

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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).

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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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ACO Anti Age Filling Night Cream Review

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Pros:

Gets absorbed instantly.

 

Cons:

Doesn‘t give enough of hydration to my winter dry skin.

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I have been a fan of ACOs budget friendliness for years. The design of this cream feels very luxurious – love the dark color, which makes the jar look expensive and it looks good on my bathroom shelf. The texture of the cream is very light and the smell is discreet but very pleasant (a bit of fresia and spring I think). Since the cream is very light it gets easily absorbed. I have dry skin and used it during this winter – and could feel that I lacked a bit of that extra hydration. I think it‘s more of a spring/summer cream. But my skin feels smooth after use, I have not yet noticed if my fine lines are less visible (which is also promised by this cream). Overall I think that this cream is a stylish wallet friendly option.

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