Taking out the trash III

Time to throw away my empties once again this year. And because I don’t believe in waiting for New Years Eve to start something new, I figured that would be the perfect opportunity to film my first ever YouTube video!


So if you want to see me „ahm“ and „äh“, struggle for words and get sad about Body Butter, click play or watch it here on YouTube.

A list of everything mentioned plus links to the reviews are below.

Taking out the trash III
Taking out the trash III


Sunday Riley Ceramic Slip Cleanser (Review here)

The Body Shop Camomile Sumptuous Cleansing Butter (Review here)

Bioderma Solution micellaire demaquillante (not reviewed)

La Roche Posay Serozinc (Review here)

Clearasil Daily Clear Refreshing Pads (Review here)

Alpha-H Liquid Gold travel size (Review here)

REN Glycolactic Radiance Renewal Mask (Review here)

Alpha-H Daily Moisturizer SPF 50+ (Review here)

Sunday Riley Start Over eye cream (Review here)

The Body Shop Drops of Youth eye concentrate (Review here)

La Roche Posay Effaclar Duo (+) (not reviewed)



Revlon Photoready 3D Volume mascara (Review here)

L´Oréal Super Liner Extra Black Gloss (Review here)

Maybelline Fit me Concealer (Review here)


Skin- and Haircare

Organix repairing awapuhi ginger conditioner (not reviewed)

The Body Shop Spiced Vanilla Body Butter (not reviewed)


If you have actually managed to sit through the whole video, please tell me what you think. Constructive criticism is very welcome!

Have you tried any of the products mentioned?

And do you start new things whenever you feel like them, or do you like to wait for New Years Eve?

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  • oh wow, anne , so cool 🙂 Ich habe auch pläne nächstes jahr den youtube kanal auszu bauen 🙂 Ich denke schon darüber nach was ich da alles so machen werde und freue mich aufs organisieren, aufnehmen und zusammen stellen 🙂 Übrigens freue ich mich wenn ich mehr von dir sehe, denn das video ist super cool 🙂 Thumbs up! 😀

    • Ganz vielen lieben Dank, Honig. Ich habe Deine Halloween tutorials gesehen und bin sehr gespannt, was Du für nächstes Jahr alles so geplant hast. Vielleicht finden wir ja bei Gelegenheit ein Thema für eine Collab, wenn ich mich ein bisschen eingewöhnt habe…

  • Whaaaat, you said you weren’t asking for you when you asked me about my video editing software!! What a fun surprise 🙂 That The Body Shop cleansing butter is nice, I agree. I don’t plan on repurchasing it either though, but that’s just because it’s so overpriced here. And yeah, anything that stings the eyes is a no no for me too, no matter how good it is otherwise. As for the Fit Me concealer, I have not tried it yet, but I have tried the foundation from this range and that one I thought was really nice.

    • I wasn’t sure whether I was going to upload it when I asked you. I actually wasn’t sure until I hit publish, it feels so strange seeing yourself on the screen.
      The FitMe foundation is one I have been meaning to try for quite some time now.

  • Kay (shoesandglitter)

    Oh my gosh, Anne, when I saw that you uploaded your first YouTube video I was like whaaaaaat yayyyy! 😀 I’m stuck at work at the moment but I was so excited I just had to watch it (I had to be very sneaky, lol). Absolutely loved the video, you look gorgeous and radiant, and talk about all the products in so much depth! Can’t wait to see more videos. 🙂 You are really inspiring me to start my own YouTube!! x


    • Thank you, Kay. We had been talking about YT a while a go on your channel, and I figured I would give it a try, but it took me ages to finally get around to filming and editing. It is great fun once you get through the strange feeling of seeing yourself on a screen, so I highly recommend you do start soon.
      I for one would love to watch!

  • Loved the video! And ive been using and loving most of the stuff you mentioned, we must have similar skin.
    Looking forward to more YouTube! x


    • Thank you for your kind words. How would you describe your skin?

      • Im more oily combination and had irregular textured skin when i was younger, which Effaclar K solved quickly. Now im just trying to stay forever young :)) x

        • With an oily complexion, your chances are quite good 😉 But you are right, out skin sounds really similar.

  • Christie Belle

    Loved the video!! Great post! x


  • Congratulations on the first video! I think you did great for your first time 🙂 x

    -Leta | The Nerdy Me

    • Thank you Leta. It is a strange feeling to see yourself up on the screen, but it is great fun as well.

  • Congratulations on your first video! I was very excited when I saw you had uploaded, I like to somehow get to know better my favorite bloggers. You did great, a very chill and relaxed debut 🙂
    I’ve been thinking of starting a YouTube channel too, but so far I’ve only done a lot of talking out loud about beauty products when there’s no one around, like a mad woman.
    As for the products you mentioned, I’ve just started using Liquid Gold, but don’t really have an opinion yet. Hopefully I’ll like it as much as you do!

    • That was prompted me to start, sitting here talking to imaginary friends about eye cream. You just cant put everything on a blog.
      So I figured before I risk my mental health by talking to the wall, I could as well talk to a camera. i just never realized that there is so much more that need attention, like lighting, background, angle of camera. I will try to find a better location for the next attempts.
      And I would love to see you on YT as well!

  • I’m so glad that I have some time to visit blogs today and that I didn’t miss your first video. Congratulations! You are very pleasant to listen to. I have always been interested in the OGX shampoos and now that I know that you like the Coconut one, I’ll try it.


    • Thank you Danielle, for your kind words and your ongoing support. It really means a lot to me.

  • I’m so glad that I have some time to visit blogs today and that I didn’t miss your first video. Congratulations! You are very pleasant to listen to. I have always been interested in the OGX shampoos and now that I know that you like the Coconut one, I’ll try it.


  • I want to try the Seroznic. I don’t have oily skin, but when I get a bit more glowy, I sometimes want to mattify it

    Angie | Chocolate & Lipstick | Beauty, Fashion & Lifestyle Blog

    • I am not sure if it is the best mattifying product around, I guess that there are primers that work better, but fi you want something to incorporate in your skin care routine, this should work great.

  • Serozinc is incredible ♥


  • You’ve got a few of my favorites in there! Such a satisfying feeling when you finish up products haha! Thanks for sharing! x

    • Yes, it feels great. And sometimes sad, because you have to repurchase and spend money again…

  • It is good that you really use the products until they are empty. I mostly just get tired of ones and they keep lying in my vanity.

    • I was the same, but it annoyed me to see them pile up and go to waste, so I promised myself I´d use them up before I buy new stuff. Doesn’t always work out, but I am getting better!

  • Nataliya Ogle

    So many good products here! I have to try a few products I haven’t heard of before watching your video.



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  • I had a tester for the La Roche Posay Effaclar moisturizer to mattify your face, but I found that it didn’t work too well on my super dry skin! Which was a real shame 🙁
    Congrats on your jump into the Youtube world!


    • I don’t find it to be very mattifying either, to be honest.
      And thank you, I hope I will continue and improve in making videos.

  • life is a shoe

    What a great posst! I’ve just started using Bioderma and so far I’m loving it!


  • Itzel Najar

    Really cool post!

    thanks for sharing!!!


  • Daianastories

    Lovely post!

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  • Mary Maria

    Lovely, I like it! I want to try Bioderma!
    Have a wonderful day, dear!

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  • This is such a neat idea for a series! I love that you linked to your other reviews & it’s always neat to see the products. Congrats on your first video, as well! When I visited London a few years ago, was when I first saw the Micellar waters and got obsessed. It’s amazing they aren’t big over here in the states. I def want to give the Bioderma a go. The REN brand is phenomenal too! I’ve been eyeing that mask so I think I might get it when I get back in town after your review. I LOVE their Invisible Pores mask – if you are looking for one to add for the new year, that one is def worth a try. Have a great weekend, Anne! xx SS

    • I will add the Invisible pores mask to my skincare shopping list for 2016, that claim sounds promising!

  • Oh so cool that you started a You Tube channel, I subscribed! I want o go back to filming videos soon too, but it’s so time consuming 🙂 I’ve been wanting to try that REN Renewal Mask for a while now, so happy to hear that you like it!

    Thirteen Thoughts

    • It takes ages, but it is great fun. I hope you get back to filming soon.
      The mask is really a recommendation, and it works great even on more sensitive/dry skin in my opinion.

  • First of all congratulations! Even though it is your first video, you made a great job so let’s hope there will be many more videos to watch from you 🙂 So you didn’t wear foundation in this video? If so then you have a flawless skin.


    • I have strong lighting, that helped with my skin. Yes, I totally forgot to put some on, and only realized when editing… But i just couldn’t go back and record it all again.

  • Toyas Tales

    I always see empty post and always wonder how anyone actually uses up all of their products. I can never seem to finish mine before I start a new product. No wonder I have so much beauty clutter.

    • I am on a mission to finish my products, and have been for more than a year now. I was just buying and buying new stuff, but I knew that had to change. So many beautiful products were going to waste that way!

  • Arya Elsa Jose

    Lovely post, I can’t wait to get my hands on some of these products:) I’ve been wanting to try that REN Renewal Mask for a while now, so happy to hear that you like it! Lovely video:)


  • You’re one of the most natural person in front of the camera. I’ve seen many bloggers who are jumping into the YouTube world and a huge majority are super awkward in their first video but you’re the complete opposite, it’s like you’ve been doing it for years. My husband and I were watching you together (well, that sounded a little weird but you know what I meant, LOL!) and he said you don’t really have a strong German accent, it’s more noticeable in certain words but it’s barely there. I don’t have any criticism on the contrary, I think you did a brilliant job. The lighting can be better but most YouTubers have a professional lighting set up hence they have brightly lit videos. I look forward to your next video, Anne, I’ve subscribed too!

    ps: It’s really brilliant that your readers get to watch and hear you! And you’re such a beauty!

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    • It took me many takes to look natural, I guess after the third time I just wanted to get it over without the door bell ringing or the camera not recording or all that stuff.
      And many thanks to your husband, Mr. Loca did actually watch a few snippets as well, but he fast forwarded through most of it. I will try and figure out a better lighting setup and another background, there is so much I want to experiment with.
      Thank you for your support and your encouraging words, they really mean the world to me, Shireen.

  • Nadia

    Really great empties both post & the video! Can’t believe it’s your first video, you are a natural, Anne! 🙂
    I’ve wanted to start YouTube for quite a bit but my only concern is I am quite camera-shy & would also be nervous not to overshare.
    You did a fab job! Please do share the links to your videos in the future 🙂
    xox Nadia

    • Just record a video and see how it goes. that is what I did, no pressure and I felt like if it didn’t turn out as I liked (or at least came close), i´d just delete it and be done with it.

  • So nice to see you on YouTube! I admire your English!


    • Thank you. I will pass the praise to my godmother, who is actually British.

  • I hear so many people saying that about the SR eye cream. I want to try it but I think I’ll pass. I agree with you on the SR Ceramic Slip too. I can use it in the winter sparingly or if I’m moisturizing the crap out of myself morning and night but I’m so horrible about morning skincare. I miss the REN mask, I used it for years. Like from 2005 to 2010, it’s just too expensive to keep buying regularly! I haven’t tried it since my skin got a little drier in my mid 30’s so I’ll have to sample it again and see how it fares. Right now, I’m using Good Genes, Pixi Glow Tonic, and PTR Unwrinkle pads for my exfoliation which seems to be the right trio for me, when I use the PTR once a week and rotate the other two. Hardly any flakes or blemishes!

    • I have a bottle of Pixi Glow Tonic that I want to test, and the Good Genes is one of my all-time favorites, too. The REN mask isn’t that expensive here in Germany, at least not that I can remember, and it lasts me for ages. But if you haven’t tired it since 2010, sampling it is probably the best idea.

  • Oh you did a YouTube video! I love it! I’ve been toying with the idea of YouTubing a little, but I think I’m too shy for that. Love the empties post. I still want to try the Bioderma micellar. I’ve had it on my list for a while already.

    • I had been contemplating it for ages, so I figured I´d just try it and see if I enjoyed it. So far, it was a lot of work and a lot of fun.

  • Roberta Romeo

    So interesting products!!
    But now I want to see you on Youtube! ^-^

  • Sabina Florencia

    Good luck for your first video, I wish you lots of good luck with that :3

    Would you be interested in following each other? Let me know in my blog or follow me first and I follow you back asap. (Also let me know in my blog) Have a lovely week.

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  • Your accent is lovely! 🙂 Welcome to the world of youtube! You did so well with your first video. My first video is just awkward, and not even landscape orientation ha!

    Away From The Blue Blog

    • I didn’t know you did YT, I will have to check your channel. And I am sure your video was just fine.

  • The only thing I’ve tried here is the Bioderma micellar water! Not my favorite, but I know it’s extremely popular.


    • I am looking forward to comparing it to other ones in the future. You recommended the Garancia one, it is waiting to be cracked open.

  • Congrats on your first YouTube video! You did so great xx

  • I love your first ever YT video! Great work, Anne! Lots of love -Maireem

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    • Thanks Maireem, I wasn’t sure if I would upload it right until the day I did.

  • Rosanna Briguglio

    Great video!! What editing program do you use? Loved the titles at the start, very chic!!
    Have a lovely weekend:)
    Rosanna x

    • Just iMovie, plain and simple. I had never edited a video before, so I figured I´d stick with the easy version.

  • You’re on YT!!! Woop woop for taking the plunge 🙂 I am at work at the moment so can’t watch it but will definitely check it out later when I get home xx

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  • Loved the video. xx

  • Really Great video. 🙂


  • Sara Meireles
  • Those are some amazing products 🙂


  • Kate

    So lovely to see you in a video and hear your voice! You did a great job, and well done on starting something new! Setting myself new goals is something I do quite a lot, no matter the time of year, but I do feel the excitement of a brand new year as a particularly good time to do it. In fact, I’ve been thinking about maybe giving YouTube a go myself next year. It’s something that scares me, but seeing you take the plunge is inspiring! x

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    • Thank you, Kate. I feel like you would do great on YT, you have such a good eye for details and setting up a scenery, I would love to see you transport that to video form.
      And while I do get the excitement of New Years, I am way to impatient to actually wait of it to come around when something excites me.

  • Eleanor Humphries

    Well done on your first Youtube video! I really want to give it a go myself x

  • Congrats on your first video! Great job! I’m so intrigued by the La Roche Posay Serozinc. Toners in spray form are so convenient and easy. I tried a sample of the Sunday Riley eye cream and also had the same stinging sensation you experienced. And I thought it was just me.

    • Quite a lot of people told me they had experienced the same thing after I posted my review here on the blog a while back. It seems to be more common than I thought.

  • How exciting – your first video! You come across so relaxed and personable in it 🙂

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  • Lyosha

    great items!

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  • Congrats on your first video 🙂 Thanks for sharing.

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  • I adore Bioderma and Serozinc!

    • Both are staples for me, but I am venturing into the depths of other Micellar waters soon, due to the recommendations of a few fellow bloggers. Let´s see what I think this time next year…

  • I’d struggle doing a video, as I don’t like the way that I sound on camera. It’s nice when you can have a good presence onscreen, So great job! I will have to look at some of the other reviews that I missed.
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    • In my head I sound totally different too, but I have seen myself on the screen a lot for other reasons, so I kind of got used to that strange voice other people must hear. It is my looks that bother me more, but my husband tells me that is the way I actually look, so…

  • Congrats on your first video! Camera does love you a lot dear!

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  • Your video turned out great! You are so relaxed on camera!

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    • Thank you, Jill. I was pretty nervous, but I am glad it didn’t show.

  • It’s so nice to hear your voice, in a non creepy way of course haha! Really glad to see u started youtube! You did great!:-).


  • Wooaaaah, that is a lot of products! Hahaha! Congratulations on your first YouTube video, that is awesome! I can’t wait to see more <3

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    • It has been a few months since I did the last empties post, and I have been really trying to use up some stuff, my drawers are overflowing!
      Thank you for your nice words.

  • Cheers into making your 1st video! I just read your about me section so if you’re a physician what is your specialty, dermatology? I followed you in bloglovin it would be nice if we could connect and follow me as well.

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    • No, I am no dermatologist, even though I sometimes feel it would have been my calling. I am an Intensivist and work as a senior physician on a surgical ICU, or I have been. I am on maternity leave at the moment, as my second child is due in March.
      But the scientific aspect of skincare is kind of my hobby…

  • Congrats for your first video!!! As minellar water I’m using in this period the Carrefour one, it’s not so bad 😛

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  • Congrats on your first ever video!

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  • Yay!!! I’m currently at the airport with crappy wifi but as soon as I am in internet land again I will check this out!

    Inma x

    • Exciting. Where are you going?

      • I’m in Spain spending Christmas at home with my family 🙂

        • Enjoy! Family time is great for Christmas.

          • Thanks! I finally got around to watching the video by the way. I really loved listening to you and am looking forward to more! x

          • Thank you Inma, I will keep them coming, at least for now. It really is fun to film.

  • I have most of those skin care and I love it. Congrats on your first Youtube video. I am meaning to do it myself perhaps I need that kick to start. You inspire me.

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  • thefashionsalt

    I loved your video! You look amazing and it’s so nice to hear your voice.

    • Thank you Lili, that is so nice of you to say. I feel my voice sounds very strange on camera, but I better get used to it I think.

  • Shohag Islam

    Nice post


  • Missy May

    Firstly…you’re beautiful, Linda.
    Secondly, kudos for making your first Youtube video. Its a great start!!
    Thirdly, great detailed review on the products. I haven’t used none of the products before. But thanks for the verdicts on them. It helps a lot!!
    Fourthly, great post and have a lovely weekend. :))


    • Thank you, I was pretty nervous to upload it, but I am glad I did.

  • I love reading empties! I think it’s a great way to see what everyone is using all the time! Your video was great and you gave wonderful reviews! I love the sound of the body shop cleansing butter!!

    Shannon Sage

    • Empties are a great way to see what people actually use, this is why I love reading and watching them. Thank you for your nice words.

  • Congrats on your first youtube video! Love the tip about using illuminator over concealer. I cannot notice any dark circles under your eyes.

    xx Yasmin


  • giselle de jesus

    very nice post dear!!!


  • I really want to try the Bioderma micellar water, unfortunately it is not sold here in Italy!


    • I used to stock up in France too, but you can get it in Germany these days. Amazon sell it, if you don’t mind ordering from there.

    • Have a look at their website, it’s getting easier to get it in Italy too! 😉

  • I want to try bioderma!


  • Nicole

    Awesome video!! I should definitely get in the habit of this 🙂

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  • idu

    Great video. You look fabulous and lovely/clear skin.


  • You look amazing and your skin looks amazing! You did a wonderful job on this video.


    • Thank you! I think the lighting helps a lot with making the skin appear more flawless.

  • Loved the video!!! You did amazingly! 😉 I love empties post and videos, they’re so, so useful! 🙂

    Gyudy @ Gyudy’s Notes Of Beauty

    • Thank you, Gyudy. Ever thought about doing them yourself?

      • Yes, and one day I’ll probably start doing YouTube videos too! 😉

  • So nice to see you „in the flesh“. Congrats on starting a YouTube channel. 🙂

    I strangely haven’t got the hype about Serozinc yet. Just couldn’t see any difference. I also love Effaclar Duo and will always repurchase. x

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    • Thank you, Renata.
      I feel like Serozinc is a product that is great on second look. At first I used it, didn’t notice much, stopped using it and instantly realized what it had done for me. It is a subtle, but in the long run noticeable effect, at least on my skin.

  • Loved the video! I tend to try out new products whenever I can (especially as I’m limited to the products I can use…) Hope you had a lovely Christmas and happy new year!

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    • Yes, I am very curious about new stuff as well, so I get my hands on all the new stuff I can find.