The Inkey List Snow Mushroom Review – Out of a fairy tale?

Advertisement information: This blog post uses affiliate links. Please read disclaimer.   I don’t know about you, but a skincare product that comes with a good story gets me all the time. I am fully aware that I am falling for the oldest marketing trick ever here, but when I read that the Snow Mushroom or Silver Ear Mushroom was part of Concubine Yang Kuei-feis skincare routine, and that she was part of the Four Beauties of Ancient China, I instantly knew I had to have The Inkey Lists Snow…

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Morning skincare routine for glowing skin with Tretinoin

Advertisement info: This blog post contains PR-Samples (gifted items) and affiliate links. I received no money to write it. Please read disclaimer. I know it seems vain, but it is not the redness or the irritation with stinging skin that annoys me the most when starting prescription retinoids. No, it is the flakiness that tends to appear and that makes every bit of foundation look awful.     But while there is nothing you can do to completely get rid of it, through weeks of trial and error I finally…

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pixi Retinol Eye Cream – Is it worth it?

Advertisement info: This blog post contains PR-Samples (gifted items) and affiliate links. I received no money to write it. Please read disclaimer. One of the questions you get a lot when blogging about skin care is: “Do you really think XYZ is worth all that money?”. And it is one of the hardest to answer, because it comes down to so many different (and very personal) things.     I asked myself that question recently, while I was testing the pixi Retinol Eye Cream, and compared it to my current…

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Beauty Low Buy Year 2019 – November Update

Advertisement information: This blog post features PR-Samples/ gifted items and uses affiliate links. Please read disclaimer. I have been doing that in every Beauty Low Buy Year Update, but will stress it even more today: Some of the products I show you have been sent by PR. I did not pay for them. The brand sent them over. With no obligation for me to use them, show them or even take pictures, I might add. No contract, no money exchanged, nothing.     Why I repeat that in such an…

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Monthly Recap November 2019

I am going to spare you the whole “How come the year is already over” talk today. Or any day. Because as much as I love the promise of a clean slate, I have learned long ago that new beginnings don’t always start on New Years Eve. In fact, more often they start at some random date throughout the year.     November 4th was such a random date, as it marked the beginning of a two year course I am going to take, in an attempt to get yet…

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Night time skin care routine with Tretinoin

Advertisement information: This blog post features PR-Samples/ gifted items and uses affiliate links. Please read disclaimer. One of the most frequent questions I got after doing my videos about retinoids (Comprehensive Beginners Guide to Retinoids here and How to minimize retinol irritation here) was how my ACTUAL night time skincare routine looked like.     Not in theory, but in detail. Every individual product. My step by step routine, so to speak. Well, here you go. Today we will talk about what I use at night if I use my…

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The Inkey List Ceramide Night Treatment

Advertisement info: This blog post uses affiliate links. I received no money to write it. Please read disclaimer. Ceramides – I bet you have heard about them. More and more products like The Inkey List Ceramide Night Treatment are released, claiming to repair the skins barrier and thus improve moisture retention. And there is no doubt that Ceramides are indeed part of a healthy skin, and that their loss leads to problems. But seeing that there are several different types of Ceramides, and that they all are present at different…

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pixi Hydrating Milky Cleanser Review – the best foam ever

ADVERTISEMENT INFO: THIS BLOG POST CONTAINS GIFTED ITEMS AND USES AFFILIATE LINKS. I RECEIVED NO MONEY TO WRITE IT. PLEASE READ DISCLAIMER. I have a weird obsession with shaving cream. Weird not only because of the item (I am fully aware that shaving cream is not something to obsess about), but also because I don’t really ever use it. I epilate, I wax, I pluck, but there are very few areas of my body that I actually shave – only my armpits, and whenever I do I just use my…

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The Inkey List Brighten-I Eye Cream – Worth the hype?

Advertisement info: This blog post uses affiliate links. I received no money to write it. Please read disclaimer.   I still remember back in the days when I was sweet 17, that I would look in the bathroom mirror and think: “Wow, my dark circles are really bad!”. Disclaimer: They weren´t. But I was obsessed with the hint of a shadow that would appear whenever I slept less than nine hours, and tried about everything that promised to brighten them. Back then I would have loved The Inkey List Brighten-I…

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How to use Retin A – 5 steps for minimal irritation with retinol

Are you scared about starting strong retinoids because your skin is sensitive? Or have you tried them before and just couldn´t deal with the irritation and flakiness? Because I have been there, with my face falling off and my skin burning, but don’t worry, it doesn’t have to be that way: Today I want to reveal my five steps for how to use retinol with minimal irritation. If you are still unsure about the benefits of retinoids for your skin, check out my video on the different kinds of retinoids…

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