THE INKEY LIST Retinol – New beginnings

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The first review of the year feels a little like the first snow. Everything looks different, feels different, and you are suddenly very conscious about the footprints you are going to leave.

 

THE INKEY LIST Retinol
THE INKEY LIST Retinol

 

Well, after the first hours of winter wonderland everything will turn into the same soggy mess it was before, slightly grey, really wet and clammy. At least this is true for German first snow, so I guess it will be true for this German Beauty Blog as well.

Same reviews, same ramblings, same blog, basically.

Now that we dusted off the first layer of new excitement, let´s focus on the review at hand. THE INKEY LIST Retinol

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Monthly Recap – Blog Post Topics December 2018

And just like that, another month has passed, and with this, 2018 comes to an end. Did it drag on? Did it fly by? I have heard both.

But I am not here today to reflect on the year that passed, no. I want to talk about the month that ends today, my hectic and sugar filled December.

 

Blog Post Topics December 2018
December brought the first snow

 

Although maybe hectic isn´t the right word (sugar filled is, no denying that). Maybe eventful is more fitting, given that I thoroughly enjoyed every event I attended, Christmas related or not. I visited a Christmas Market at our local zoo with the kids, which was magical (despite me getting Whamed on December 2nd!), met up with people I hadn´t seen for almost a decade and went on my first LARP in six years.

I wouldn´t mind going on like that, maybe cut back a little on the sugar (New Years Resolutions and such), but putting an emphasis on the people in my life that make me happy.

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How to accept failure – 5 tips to move on

Soon they will be everywhere again – solutions, goals, whatever you call them. The clock strikes midnight, fireworks go off and everything feels shiny and new.

This will be the year you finally quit smoking, the year you will get the well-deserved pay raise, the year you find your calling and the love of your life.

Anything is possible when the New Year comes!

 

How to deal with failure
How to deal with failure

 

But how about now, with the old year coming to an end? How about the day you sit down to reflect on what you actually wanted to achieve in 2018 and realize that you, no denying that, failed?

Even worse, when you realize that you gave it your all, but that still wasn´t enough?

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THE INKEY LIST Q10 – Understatement

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I admit, most company claims make me roll my eyes to the back of my head. Products allegedly shaving years of your face, singlehandedly tightening the skin around your jaw line so you look like your teenage self while transforming your undereyes from “Tired mom on a Monday” to “Bombshell on a tropical vacation” – I have seen it all.

 

THE INKEY LIST Q10
THE INKEY LIST Q10

 

What I haven´t seen that often though is a product that comes with reasonable claims that are, actually, an understatement!

Like, you read them, are all “Yeah, sounds nice”, test the product and are blown away by what it actually can do for you.

That is how I felt when testing THE INKEY LIST Q10.

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My One 24 h Anti-Aging System – AD

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We all know I love trying new skincare brands, so when I got the opportunity to work with the German skincare brand “My One” by Dr. Klein on the release of their new My One 24 h Anti-Aging System, I jumped at the chance.

 

My One 24h Anti-Aging System
My One 24h Anti-Aging System

 

This blog post will give you an overview over the products, prices and claims, it is not an in-depth review as I only used them a little over a week, surely not long enough to comment on any long term benefits. Full reviews will follow eventually.

If anyone is tempted to join me in trying the My One System, there will be a giveaway at the bottom of the post, offering you the chance to get your hands on a set of your own.

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THE INKEY LIST Collagen Serum – Names

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Unicorn tears – if a brand decides to name their products like that, they lost me as a customer for sure. I prefer a less romantic, more to the point approach, which is why I get along so very well with The Ordinary products: The name is what is inside the bottle.

Fancy? No. But easy to work with for sure!

 

THE INKEY LIST Collagen
THE INKEY LIST Collagen

 

I recently learned the hard way though that seemingly straight forward names can be misleading! You see, when I placed my THE INKEY LIST order, I hesitated before clicking “Add to basket” when it came to THE INKEY LIST Collagen. It was recommended by Caroline Hirons, but the science behind topically applied collagen is sparse, to say the least.

It was only when I received the product that I realized my mistake: THE INKEY LIST Collagen does, in fact, not contain collagen. It targets collagen production with an amazing cocktail of peptides!

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Winter skincare tips – How to get glowing skin in winter

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After what seems to have been the shortest fall in history, the cold and harsh winds are upon us.

Cold and harsh are of course widely exaggerated if I compare my comfortable home in Heidelberg, Germany to where my brother in law lives, up North in Norway, but it is still cold enough for my skin to need special treatment.

 

Winter skincare tips
Baby its cold outside … Winter skincare tips

 

So while I take care of body and soul with cozy knits and hot chocolate (a cup a day keeps the doctor away), I have worked out how to best take care of my skin in winter. And other than my hot chocolate I am willing to share these tips!

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Emma Hardie Moringa Cleansing Balm – Late to the party

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I don´t always publish my reviews “on time”, but this has to be the biggest delay ever.

Seriously, I have been planning to write about the Emma Hardie Moringa Cleansing Balm for more than six years!

 

Emma Hardie Moringa Cleansing Balm
Emma Hardie Moringa Cleansing Balm

 

Six years? Yes! See, like most of us I debated whether or not I should start a blog for quite a bit before publishing my first post. And even before I had decided on a blog name, I was sure to write about the Emma Hardie Moringa Cleansing Balm. It was one of the first balm cleansers I bought, heavily influenced by Caroline Hirons and A Model Recommends.

What happened? I got pregnant, that is what happened, and with my heightened sense of smell I simply couldn´t stand the scent anymore, depsite the fact that I adored it before.

So here I am, six years and two children later, determined to bring you one of the first reviews I ever planned to write – Emma Hardie Moringa Cleansing Balm!

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Instytutum Skincare Rebranded – Is it still as good?

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It is always bitter sweet if a brand decides to invent themselves new and reformulate all their products, isn’t it?

If you have been around here for a little while, you might have heard me talk about Instytutum. This Swiss brand, founded by Natalia Derkach (a fellow doctor) claims to offer “result driven skincare” and presents itself with sleek, almost clinical packaging.

 

Instytutum Rebranded
Instytutum Rebranded

 

You know I am all about skincare giving results, and I found quite a few products within the Instytutum line that I considered worth the (admittedly hefty) price tag. So when I learned that not only the packaging had been changed, but that there were tweaks to the formula as well, I was worried.

After testing the new versions for several weeks now I am ready to give you the details on how the Instytutum rebranding changed the products and if my favorites are still my favorites!

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Monthly Recap – Blog Post Topics November 2018

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November is done and dusted, and tomorrow will be the day I get the boxes with Christmas decoration from the basement and start randomly putting them on available surface spots.

Not kidding here, I am a lost cause when it comes to decorating, no matter how much Inspiration Boards I have on Pinterest.

But I am making an effort, for the kids mostly, as I want them to embrace the spirit of the season.

 

Blog Post Topics November
November Impressions

 

While we get all festive here, why not take the time and browse through my most recent blogposts, just in case you missed some? And if you did, consider subscribing to my Newsletter here, which I will actually send out once more than me and my mother are subscribed.

I know that having an actual mailing list is uber important for blogs, but given that we share a house I don´t think my mother needs my updates electronically.

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