REN Clarimatte T-Zone Balancing Gel Cream – Side effects of Christmas gifts

You know, I am that annoying person that loves to talk about your skin. Your products, your concerns,your everything. Of course I am very polite and restrained and will not offer unwanted advice. *cough*
I am just curious.

 

REN Clarimatte T-Zone Balancing Gel Cream
REN Clarimatte T-Zone Balancing Gel Cream

 

And I like to gift skincare, be it for birthdays or Christmas, so I need the background information!
A very polite and subtle way to make a suggestion, don’t you think? You don´t? Oh well.
The best thing about shopping for Christmas skincare is that I usually happen to discover a treat for myself. As you do when browsing the skincare isles. Last year I picked up some goodies for my sister and -voilà-  a bottle of REN Clarimatte T-Zone Balancing Gel Cream for myself.

 

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Oskia Eye Wonder Nutri-Active Eye Serum – No snow around here

Every year, when November comes around, I ask myself why I didn’t move to a place where there is actual snow. I mean, we get snow occasionally, we even had a few flakes mixed into the constant rain earlier today, but a solid few months of nice, white layers outside?

Not happening.

 

Oskia Eye Wonder Nutri-Active Eye Serum
Oskia Eye Wonder Nutri-Active Eye Serum

 

With envy I watch Melissas Instagram, showing us the first snow of the season in Switzerland and then reach for my snow white bottle of Oskia Eye Wonder Nutri-Active Eye Serum (PR-Sample). Which, by the way, contains Swiss Apple Stem cells. That can´t be coincidence!

 

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pixi skin treats – The Overview

Another pixi related post? Yes! A round-up this time, so if you have religiously read every post I uploaded last month, you might as well skip this video.

But then again, if you have read every post, you probably are a faithful should and will watch anyway.

 

pixi skintreats - overview and my top picks
pixi skintreats – overview and my top picks

 

Which, of course, I highly recommend.

 

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Oskia Renaissance Brightlight – Pumpkin season

I sometimes wonder if everybody would go as pumpkin-crazy as they do if it was a thing all year round.

Barely anyone even mentions pumpkin for the whole year and then, suddenly, announced by the falling leaves or, more likely, the Starbucks barista offering a „Pumpkin Spice Latte“, there is pumpkin everywhere.

 

Ostia Renaissance Brightlight Intense Pigmentation and Dark Spot Serum
Ostia Renaissance Brightlight Intense Pigmentation and Dark Spot Serum

 

In your soup, in your home fragrance, in your coffee, in your skincare…

Oh, wait. It is in your skincare all year round. At least in mine. And today, right after pumpkin season ended, I am sharing my thoughts on the Oskia Renaissance Brightlight Intense Pigmentation and Dark Spots Serum (PR-Sample) with you.

 

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October 2016 – Favorites and Recap

October done and dusted, and things are getting cold here. Outside, that is. And inside, when our heating was broken. But it is fixed again. One thing I did not include in the October recap, but rest assured, it was on of my favorite things happening.

The fixing, not the breaking.

 

October 2016 - Favorites and Recap
October 2016 – Favorites and Recap

 

I seem to have lost track here. Back to the video: My October Favorites and some other stuff. As it goes.

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pixi H2O Skindrink Pure Hydration Gel – Halloween ahead

I may have said it before on the blog: I don´t like horror movies. Not even the more fun than scary ones.

Watching Zombieland gave me nightmares. Zombieland!

The one with Woody Harrelson.

And Bill Murray.

Yes, I know.

 

pixi H2O Skindrink Pure Hydration Gel
pixi H2O Skindrink Pure Hydration Gel

 

So why do I repeat it? Because tonight is Halloween, and scary movies seem to be loved by anyone this time of year.

Another thing that many people love, but that rarely works for me are moisturizers. Every once in a while I will find one that I do like, but most of the time I prefer my serums and face oils and skip them completely.

Did the pixi H2O Skindrink Pure Hydration Gel (PR-Sample) change my mind? Read on to find out.

 

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The Body Shop Superfood face masks – Good enough to eat?

If you did watch my blog from August, you´ll know that I visited The Body Shop for the launch of the new Superfood Face masks. And of course I had to pick up one. Or two.

Okay. Make it three.

And samples of the remaining ones, so I can say I have tried every new face mask they launched. All in the name of science, of course.

 

The Body Shop Superfood Face Masks
The Body Shop Superfood Face Masks

 

The main thing I noticed upfront is that all of them smell and look delicious. I wouldn´t recommend eating them though, but I have been tempted.

But which ones are my top picks? Here are my recommendations and overall thoughts!

 

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pixi Hydrating Milky Serum – My dropper obsession

I have stated it on this blog before: I am a science nerd. And I do love potions. Not only as part of my daily skincare, but I grew up wanting to study alchemy after reading (too?) many fantasy books.

Alchemy, dear younger readers, is like „Potions Class“ in Harry Potter. Don’t get me wrong, I read and liked Harry Potter (without that disclaimer my following would have probably dropped by half tomorrow!), but my Fantasy socialization was already completed way before the first book was published. I think about „The Mists of Avalon“ druids before I think of Harry Potter, sorry.

 

pixi Hydrating Milky Serum
pixi Hydrating Milky Serum

 

But I am getting off track here. The point I wanted to make is that I love anything that comes with a dropper. And that hasn’t changed yet, despite 9 out of 10 droppers not working properly for me.

Sadly, the dropper on the pixi Hydrating Milky Serum (PR-Sample) is no exception.

 

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First Impressions Sephora Makeup

After showing you my latest makeup picks I got the request to review the Sephora brand makeup. And of course I listened and put all the products I own to the test.

 

What to buy at Sephora
First Impressions Sephora Makeup

 

So here are my first impressions, with pictures taken throughout the day and my final thoughts after ten hours of weartime.

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pixi Glow Mud Mask – Monochrome bathrooms

Now that our daughter is learning the colors, I realized (again), how different men and women are. When Mr. Loca tells her: „That is red.“ I have to stop myself from stepping in and interrupting. Even though it is clearly burgundy. Or rust. Or brick. But there would be no point. To him, all that is just red.

So the question I kept asking myself throughout my skincare in the last weeks was not one that I could discuss with him. I knew I needed to turn to you, dear readers.

 

pixi Glow Mud Mask
pixi Glow Mud Mask

 

Do you think that pixi-green will be a thing, just like Tiffany-blue already is? Because when I line up my skincare on the sink, the uniformity of the bottles and the gold writing kind of makes me want to keep them out for display.

Even if I only use them occasionally, like the pixi Glow Mud Mask (PR-Sample).

 

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