Give-away

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Beauties, don‘t forget to enter our give-away here! We are giving away five amazing skin tonics and the give-away is open worldwide!

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Orofluido Amazonia Shampoo Review

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Pros:

I don‘t need to wash my hair for 5 days at least when using this shampoo.

Cons:

No protection against frizz (…but maybe I should just use an umbrella for that?).

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Those of you who followed this blog for a while, know that I‘m obsessed with the Orofluido hair oil (it changed my hair game big time and though I have cheated on it, I have never found a better oil to use). The shampoo contains 4 “magic” ingredients:  keratin, murumuru butter, acai beef extract and sacha-inchi-oil – each of the promising something like smoother, softer, more beautiful, healthy-looking hair. It‘s supposed to smell of “exotic berries and spicy ingredients” – though I think it smells more of apple.

My verdict is that it makes my thick hair look very healthy, gives it a smoother appearance all over all it looks more “put together”. Minus:  no protection against frizz and you need a lot per use.

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Value for money: starstarstarstarnostar

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Give-away

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November is a gloom month (Christmas is not quit there yet, and everything is just so grey..)…therefore, we would like to treat you readers! We are giving away 5 smooth skin treatments from DanishSkinCare (worth 45 dollars each).

To participate you have to leave a comment with your favourite beauty product (or hack). The give-away closes on the 30th of November and will be contacted by email. The give-away is open worldwide.

DanishSkinCare is a Danish beauty start-up having gained national stardom producing remedies against blackheads and unclean skin. Their smooth skin treatment can be used as a tonic and will diminish blackheads and other impurities – we love it and you can read our full review here.

Good luck!

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

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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

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Emma S Body Wash Suger Lime Review

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Pros:

Smells delicious – fresh but sweet at the same time.

Cons:

You need a lot per use…

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If I could choose one fragrance to follow me for the rest of my time around, it would be lime. I have an unhealthy obsession with it – but have never actually tried any skincare things containing lime.  This soap contains – beside lime – “creamy caramel” and “soft vanilla” – which on first take seems a bit over the top, or just a bit too sweet. But it actually turns out perfectly, sweet but very fresh, so each time I use this soap in the shower feels like a true treat leaving my skin very soft. A minus for me, is that one needs a lot per use – and I really dont want this bottle to end. Buying expensive soaps is a bit of a “thing” nowadays (an Aesop soap is the new Diptique candle one might argue..), and honestly after having a shower with this soap (which transforms me to thinking I‘m in Tulum on my way out for a swim and mojito) I think the experience it worth every penny.

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Value for money: starstarstarstarnostar

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Oribe Maximista Thickening Spray Review

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Pros:

Smells good of a hair salon.

Cons:

Doesn‘t give the same great volume effect as a dry shampoo.

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So my hairdresser said I just have to have this spray – the hair sprays from Oribe is beyond hyped (it doesn‘t deserve that hype and we will post a review of it soon!) so I went with the flow. My hair is pretty thin and this thickening spray does its just ok – not fantastic results, but its a good alternative to using a dry shampoo. Why do I prefer it to a dry shampoo? First and foremost, I‘m pregnant – so can‘t use anything in a spray can (no idea why but will follow that advice), secondly using dry shampoo can be very tedious and this spray is just easy to apply (and doesn‘t need to be “combed out”). But saying that using it gives my hair great volume would be a lie.

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Revlon Uniq One Dry Shampoo Review

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Pros:

Doesn‘t leave any white residue.

Cons:

Makes my hair crazy electric.

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This dry shampoo doesn‘t grease my hair, as they sometimes can do. It holds its promises that it puts on the front (to refresh and revive/absorb exces oils/adds volume/natural finish…), and most importantly it does not leave white residue. On the downside is that it leaves your hair static electric, and if you have a bit thin hair – like I do, that is not great. I basically use it, brush my hair and leave it in a bun. Wearing it loose is not a possibility, with the crazy electric hair. So basically if you have grease-prone hair, and don‘t want your scalp to show when you wear a bun, this is good before you put it in a bun. The biggest plus for me though (with my thin hair) – is that it gives my hair great volume.

Overall:starstarstarstarnostar

Value for money: starstarstarstarstar

Does what it promises: starstarstarstarstar

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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.

Overall:starstarstarstarnostar

Value for money: starstarstarstarstar

Does what it promises: starstarstarstarstar

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