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 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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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

L:A Bruket Lemongrass Hand Wash Review

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Pros:

Doesn‘t dry out my skin.

Cons:

It‘s heavy price.

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My friend was going to sell her a apartment and as tradition entails she got this soap when getting pictures taken of her bathroom/kitchen to make it look a bit stylish/hipster/ buy-me-now worthy.  She got obsessed and recommended it to me (or I washed my hand 10 times during a 2 hour visit and had to get myself my own soap)..

I‘m no stranger to Swedish brand L:A Bruket (read previous reviews here and here) and generally like their things: they smell great, last for long and the packages are very stylish and make my life feel a bit more stylish in that minimalistic Scandi way. My best birthday gift this year was their Grapefruit candle which smells delicious and lasts for ages (and is painfully pricey which is why I would never give it to myself)…My verdict of this hand wash: smells fresh of lemongrass, doesn‘t dry out my skin, lasts for loooong (2-3 months) and for all you soap nerds out there: it‘s cheaper then Aesop (I know there is an expensive hand soap cult out there). Downside: expensive for a hand soap.

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The Body Shop British Rose Fresh Plumping Mask Review

Pros:

A good budget alternative.

Cons:

Doesn‘t really have a “WOW what did you do to your face you look gorgeous” effect.

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This is the second mask I‘ve used from this series from The Body Shop (read first review here). This mask contains real rose petals, rosehip oil and aloe vera. It promises to moisturise and tone your skin, and I got it thinking it could give my poor face some extra hydration (everything is dry and tired on my body right now, longing for the sun). First and foremost the mask doesn‘t really smell that much of roses, it is a bit sticky but dries in fast, and is pretty easy to remove. I have been using it about 3-4 times a week and praying for miracles. Verdict: yes my face looks more fresh, but nothing spectacular (which I feel after using my favourite flash balm for example). It‘s a good budget alternative, but definetly not the mask I would use on a spa day with my girlfriends where I want to feel luxurious and extra beautiful after layering my face with lotions and potions. It‘s decent hydration but that‘s about it. Also the whole sticking your fingers into a glass jar is just bad design.

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Alterna Bamboo Anti-Frizz PM Overnight Smoothing Treatment Review

Pros:

Makes my hair much softer.

Cons:

Takes a while (10 minutes for me) to wash out of my hair.

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Those who follow this blog know that this autumn has really been a struggle for my hair: it‘s soo dry I‘ve wanted to chop it off quit a few times, and despite using tons of products and getting a new hair cut I still don‘t feel that wow sensation (probably cause I‘ve been using shampoo that just didn‘t do it for me for the past 2 months, review coming up shortly) but also because at this time of the year everything becomes dry and tired: my hair, skin, cuticles, eyes …But this hair mask has really helped me out: it‘s an overnight treatment, so you have to have plan when using it on beforehand (so you don‘t run to work wearing it in the morning), since it takes a while to wash out. It gets absorbed very fast so you don‘t feel like you are walking around with products in your hair in the evening and the result was very pleasing: my hair feels much softer and looks more glossy and alive, so I‘m happy and with a little help from some old friends  I feel my hair is getting back into the game (and thank god for that cause walking around with hair that looks like a dry wig really is a self-esteem killer).

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Give-away

Time has come for a new give-away, and this time one luck winner will win a bottle of the Orofluido hair oil. To participate you have to leave your email in the commentary field of this post. The give-away is open world-wide and a winner will be selected at random on the 29th of may. This is my all time favourite oil, read my review here. Good luck!

BEAUTÉ PACIFIQUE Instant Hydrating Mask

Pros:

Very moisturising.

Cons:

It‘s a bit pricy.

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Spring is here, and I am almost ready to depart with my “heavy” face creams and move on to lighter products. Naturally I have been locking for a face mask (it‘s no secret that I‘m very much obsessed) to bring into my spring routine – one that isn‘t too “heavy” and “fat” but rather gets absorbed quickly but still makes your skin looks luminous and smooth when you wake up.

I like that the founders of Danish Beauté Pacifique are engineers and have a past working for the medical industry, I just simply can‘t imagine engineers things that would be crappy for your face. I also like that those same engineers develop medical equipment for diagnostics of skin diseases – which makes me feel that they are far more knowledgeable then the execs of some major skin care brands. And of course- as all of you know – I have a soft spot for smaller companies making their way in the beauty industry relying on the quality of their products rather then multibillions dollar ads.

Back to this mask: the consistency of it is very light, it gets absorbed quick and smells of herbs. It can also be used as a 10 minutes mask, but I only use it overnight. The result is satisfying: my skin is soft, looks radiant and I get everything else that one would expect from a very moisturising mask. The only con is that it is a bit pricy. The mask also promises to minimize fine lines and wrinkles but I think I need to use it for a year at least to be able to tell if I can see any of those results…

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