ACO Rescue Mist Review

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Pros:

Can be spritzed on top of my make-up without ruining it.

Cons:

The mist smells a bit strong.

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Now is the time of the year that my skin starts getting very dry and needs some extra hydration – and I know I‘m certainly not alone in that. I like easy solutions and this spray has been one of them – a few spritz before bedtime, and after a few days use I noticed that my skin looked and felt both more smooth and well hydrated (and well-rested – despite my stressed brain allowing me very little sleep!). The spray contains vitamin C – which is supposed to boost hydration – so I‘m all game. Also I appreciate the price – it is friendly to my wallet (especially not that it is saving up for a fab Gucci tote).

What minuses does the spray have? The smell. Being a pharmacy sold brand, I kind of expected the smell of the spray to be next to nothing, and therefore it feels a bit over the top and very “perfumy”. I would prefer if this spray was odourless.

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Biotherm Life Plankton Mask Review

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Pros:

Makes my skin exceptionally soft without irritating it…

Cons:

so do many other masks – which are cheaper.

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I got hocked on this mask because it has a soft gel (“hydrogel”) like texture – applying it transforms me into thinking that my rather ordinary bathroom is a spa (but only thinking – not feeling it though!). I think Biotherm are pretty good at making face products which feel fabulous on the skin – just because they are gels – but I have to admit I have very little experience with their stuff (actually I have owned two Biotherm products to this date: see review here and here) – I‘m just one of those people trying everything on in the store and then going home empty handed. But this time the sales guy got me, he applied the hydrogel on my hand with a special brush – and though he tried to make me buy the brush too (the brush costs a fortune) I restrained myself and only went home with the mask (note to self never let an unknown man convince you to try and expensive mask, you will eat noodles for the rest of the week!!).

Conclusion: the mask is worth the money since you need a tiny bit per application so the jar lasts for ages. It gets absorbed easily – so it‘s not greasy, and my skin feels very soft the next morning. Unfortunately many other masks can do that too (see here and here for budget options). The hydrogel quality doesn‘t really make me feel like I‘m a spa at all – unfortunately.

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Revlon Professional be Fabulous Hair Recovery Conditioner for damaged hair Review

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Pros:

Lathers well.

Cons:

My hair is greasy two days after use.

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Dear readers, today we are on a rampage..not cause we are well rested after a sunny vacation but because vacation is so close that we can actually see it, and therefore we decided to post twice in one day. That rarely happens for us, since a review should be well thought out and we test everything for ages before giving you our opinions, to make sure they are well thought out.

Anyways, back to this conditioner – it feels very good when you apply it – lathery and promising. But the smell is a bit synthethic (too much like a hair salon). After use my hair looks good for a few days – maybe one or two – and then slowly turns more and more greasy. Since I rarely get greasy hair this conditioner gets thumbs down big time!! It didn‘t give my hair that “anti-damage” boost that one would expect either!

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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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ACO Sun Mousse Active Spf 30 Review

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Pros:

Odourless.

Cons:

Makes ones skin very sticky after application.

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My mum gave me this sunscreen mousse before I went on vacation. Thank god mum doesn‘t read my blog cause I have to honestly say – this mousse is pretty darn bad. It does protect one from the sunny, but your skin feels beyond sticky and one just gets uncomfortable. First and foremost, the texture of this mousse is a bit like its supposed to be put in your hair and not on your body (its not a “soft” mousse – if that expression makes any sense). If you try to apply it on dry skin you will never be able to distribute it evenly – so you have to first go in the water. Thirdly – the cream never gets properly absorbed so you walk around all sticky – a major no for the beach. Therefore I will never ever buy this mousse again (sorry mum!). It also gets a low rating in the value for money category since its hard to evaluate how much mousse you need and end up getting to much per spritz.

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Hawaiian Tropic Tanning Dry Oil Spf 12 Review

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Pros:

Very water resistant.

Cons:

Hard to apply evenly.

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We are continuing this months theme of sunscreens (please summer cant you come sooner?). I got this sunscreen in the US for a fairly ok price. The first half of the spray bottle I used up in a few days since its very unpractical and you get way more then you wanted. So basically its a very unpractical bottle and the oil is hard to apply, so you use way to much per use – and end up feeling pretty “oiled up” and uncomfortable – which is what one fears when buying anything with the words “oil” and “sun” in it. The oil smells great of coconut, which is fantastic if you are into that – but dont expect your man to be intersted in using this one (I never meet one who wants to smell like a coconut dream really).

The only thing I really like about this oil is that its water resistant (80 minutes in water) and didn‘t make my face break out in pimples (which many oils do). The bottle lasted me for about 1,5 weeks of everyday use.

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Eksperience 6-Vitamins Cocktail Filler Review

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Pros:

Moisturises my hair well.

Cons:

Not sure vitamins can be absorbed by dead materia – aka your hair.

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I like the idea of using hair products one can leave-in (cause I‘m lazy let‘s face it and I feel very economic – no waste of product since its all left in). This vitamin boost filler comes in a glass jar, and is usually sold at salons – I consider myself taking a big “step-up” using salon products – which is new to me. It is supposed to rebuilt and give loads of moisture to the hair. I haven‘t been able to find information online if our hair can actually absorb vitamins – since its dead materia- but I‘m desperate and I‘ll put anything in my dry hair that sounds healthy (vitamins are good for you to eat – why not put it in the hair? I know blond logic).

My verdict – you only need a little per use. It doesn‘t make your hair greasy and it makes my hair feel very moisturised – though you can‘t replace your conditioner with this filler  – you need more.

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Banana Boat Sport Sunscreen SPF 15 Review

 

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Pros:

Feels super light on my skin.

Cons:

The price.

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Continuing this months theme of reviews of sunscreen…this is probably my favourite sun screen ever!!! In general I hate using sunscreens (but I do of course) – I always feel like running into a shower after I spray myself with these sweet smelling oils and potions. This sunscreen was completely different though. It feels superlight, gets absorbed instantly and the scent is very discreet (very unisex). Doesn‘t stain my close and you can actually wear it outside of the beach and not feel like your skin is made of coconut glue. Its price is a bit high – at least where I got it (in Anguilla – and island where everybody is rich and over 60), so I don‘t actually know in which countries it is sold normally and how much it costs if its not imported from far far away.

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