One of the important things you learn when you get older is: You can´t please everyone. And, more important, you should stop trying.
I admit it is not the easiest lesson learned, and sometimes the question: But why don´t they like me? still pops up in my head, but I have learned to be realistic about my expectations.
So if we learn to apply that to our personal life, why do we expect different from our skin care? Why do we buy a hyped product and expect to love it as much as everyone else does?
I mean, we do know that we all have different skins, different concerns and different needs, how on earth could one product be perfect for each and every one on this planet?
You see, I recommended pixi Glow Tonic to two fellow YouTubers, and while one was completely blown away, the other was a little disappointed. She found the product to be nice, but not mind-blowing, which she had expected.
I get both of them, and I will go into detail why I should have anticipated that later, but first let´s take a closer look at pixi Glow Tonic.
When the postpartum hairloss kicked in after my first child, I was completely freaking out. Never in my life had I lost so much hair, and I do shed quite a lot on a regular basis anyway.
Now, the second time around, I was prepared. But that didn’t help with the freaking out part, to be honest. The only thing that helped me staying calm(er) this time around is the things I have learned about hairloss after pregnancy.
So here is a video, telling you all I know and all you can do when you are affected as well.
After the positive feedback I got on my latest First Impressions video (watch here in case you missed it), and because they are so much fun to film, I decided to stick to the concept and do another one.
The one thing I need to work on is my language (you´d think I would have learned that by now, with a two year old around that repeats everything) and my rambling. Oh wait, that makes two things. Maybe on my maths as well, to make it three.
But without further ado, here is the video and my thoughts on the products.
If you are not familiar with the „Inspired by…“ series, click here for an explanation.
But short story even shorter, each month I choose a seasonal ad and try to recreate the models look with colors I already own.
Dressing up and awkward posing included!
As soon as I laid eyes on this picture, I knew I wanted to recreate the look. But I was facing a big problem: I did own barely any reddish eyeshadows at all. The solution? Using lipsticks, which I own in any shade of red as you might know.
So please follow my tutorial at your own risk and after careful consideration: Lipsticks are not meant to go near the eye and may cause serious irritation!
We all have a certain key stimulus. A word, or maybe a scent, that stimulates all our senses, makes us awake, alert and feeling alive.
Now I have to disappoint anyone that was expecting a juicy story. My key stimulus, at least in blogging terms, is the word cosmeceuticals. Come on, tell me you understand! A fusion between cosmetics (yay!) and pharmaceuticals, which has the ring of scientifically backed skincare claims and measurable results! What is not to love?
So when I read the news that Reviderm launched a new line featuring AHAs and BHAs and called cosmeceuticals, I was immediately drawn in and reached out to the company, who kindly agreed to send over some things for testing.
So if you, like me, are drawn like a moth to the flame by science based skincare, read on to see how I liked them.
I sometimes feel like I was born in the wrong century. Maybe not my set of mind, I guess I fit perfectly into these days with my tendency to speak my mind and to long for adventures, but my appearance would have been much more appreciated around 1600: Blonde, chubby and incredibly pale? Rubens, meet your muse.
Don´t get me wrong, I really enjoy living today, when I don’t necessarily die while giving birth and have a few more options for personal expression than posing nude for a painter. But the looks? Toned, slender and bronzed, that requires a lot of effort from my side.
The toned and slender part is not the topic of this blog post though, but the healthy bronzed look on my face shall be. And the product that I use to achieve it: Clarins Liquid Bronze Self Tanning
As July is almost over, it is time for another favorites post.
With the upcoming move (it is actually moving day today!) and the incredible heatwave we had, makeup had to be quick and minimal. Not that I am complaining about the heat, not in the slightest. I feel a lot more energetic and happy when the sun is out, even though our current flat with the big window fronts was probably not the best place to be throughout the day.
As far as skincare is concerned, I didn´t really try much new things. Most of it was packed away in boxes anyway, and I wanted to finish as many products as possible, to not move half empty containers.
So prepare for minimal makeup, old favorites and a short episode of #grannygonewild at the end. And blooper, of course.