We get the glow: Week one – The Recap

We are way into week two already as I write this, but I won’t give anything away. This is about week one, and as much as I want to tell you all about my struggles, I will exercise self-control and stay true to the timeline.

 

We get the Glow – Week One Recap

 

This is about week one, and let me tell you, it was a hard week. At least for me. My mother wasn’t affected much. She has always been the one with the healthier eating habits.

But for me, everything Madeleine wrote about the withdrawal symptoms you could experience came true. Everything. Not that this should have surprised me, I knew I had fallen into some really bad eating habits when it came to snacking, but still. Feeling it is a whole new level of knowledge, I assure you.

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Skyn Iceland Pure Cloud Cleanser – Back in the days

When I was little, way before most of you were even born, we would get milk directly from a farmer. I grew up in a proper city, not out in the country, but my parents made an effort to raise us as „green“ as possible in a time where buying organic in a supermarket was unheard of.

 

Skyn Iceland Pure Cloud Cleanser

 

So among baking our bread at home and growing vegetables on a small piece of land, there was a farmer that would drive into our neighborhood once a week and sell milk to the people living there. Poured fresh into a churn.

Freshly poured milk smells nothing like the one you buy in stores. The scent is way more intense, has a hint of sour already and just smells … warm. If you have ever experienced it, you will know what I mean.

The Skyn Iceland Pure Cloud Cleanser smells exactly the same to me. Which is strange, because it is 100% vegan and contains no milk for sure.

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DNA Eye Renewal – Science and surprises

If you are a regular reader here, you will know that my skincare reviews require a lot of work. Not only do I try to be as detailed as possible in describing my experience, but I do research the ingredients and claims behind them as well. It helps a lot that I have access to medical databases, because, quite frankly, the „scientific“ claims on a brands website are ridiculous.

 

DNA Eye Renewal eye cream
DNA Eye Renewal eye cream

 

When starting my review on the DNA Eye Renewal, I already had an opinion on the cream and its claims to repair DNA, and I was in proper ranting mood. But then I did the research. The medical one. The one on the claim of topically applied DNA repairing enzymes. And guess what: They work. Scientifically proven, they do work in reducing the incidence of skin cancer while en passant undoing sun damage like wrinkles and hyper pigmentation.

But does that mean that I will urge you all to go out and buy the DNA Eye Renewal eye cream? Let´s see.

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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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November 2016 – Favorites and Recap

November itself was a pretty uneventful month for me. It went by very quickly, and at the same time some days seemed to drag along, which is probably due to the fact that I did not do that much fun stuff.

 

November 2016 - Favorites and Recap. Featuring cookies!
November 2016 – Favorites and Recap. Featuring cookies!

 

It was all about preparation so I could have a little Christmas break from blogging despite starting to work again in December, and on top of that it was quite rainy, leaving me to the challenge of keeping two kids entertained indoors. I really did my best, but we still ended up with a few drawings on the wall in my daughters room. Oh well.

But enough of the blabbing, the best way to keep yourself entertained indoors is to focus on makeup and skincare, and that is exactly what I am going to talk about in this video.

 

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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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