May Lindstrom Honey Mud – Victorian literature

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Do you read the Brontë sisters? I admit I have a weakness for Victorian literature, ever since I first started Jane Eyre on a rainy autumnal afternoon.

Of course I wouldn’t want to actually live in this epoche, but books tend to skim over things like Womens Rights, health care and poverty and instead focus on haunted mansions, horses and unfulfilled, but fiery love.


may lindstrom honey mud
May Lindstrom Honey Mud – a sample size



And, especially with the Brontë sisters, on nature. Roses, the endless moor and storm clouds rolling in – everything just seems to be a little more when compared to how it feels today.

Why I was reminded of their writing? Well, read the claims on the May Lindstrom Honey Mud and see for yourself!

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pixi Glow O2 Oxygen mask – Ox and horn

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In Germany there is a saying that indicates the impossibility of getting a reaction from someone. Roughly translated it means: “Like pinching an ox in the horn.”

I often think about this saying when I try to get a reaction from my husband regarding new lipsticks, nail polish choices or truly anything makeup related. In fact I was sure that no matter what I´d do, he´d always look at me and say: “Whatever.”


pixi Glow O2 Oxygen Mask
pixi Glow O2 Oxygen Mask


Turns out I was wrong! The pixi Glow O2 Oxygen mask * did provoke an immediate reaction:

I applied it, left the bath room and ran into Mr. Loca. He, used to my beauty shenanigans, looked at me in disbelief, shook his head and said: “Now you have completely lost your mind.”

Not the effect I was going for, I admit, but at least an instant reaction from a man that usually grunts when asked his opinion.

But which other effects did the pixi Glow O2 Oxygen mask * provide?

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klairs Freshly Juiced Vitamin E mask – Summer Sins

Nothing beats a week or two away from the office, better yet away from home. Or, at best, out of the country, at the sea side, enjoying sand, sun and surf.

Have I told you that I did surf, many years ago, on the Australian shore? Not riding big waves surf though, more desperately trying to stay above the water surf, but still. I felt like a real surfer chick back then, sun burnt nose and salty hair included.


klairs Freshly Juiced Vitamin E Mask
klairs Freshly Juiced Vitamin E Mask *


If I happened to have a sun burnt nose or salty hair these days, it is from trying to prevent my kids from drowning themselves in the Mediterranean Sea. Or from (im)patiently waiting for them to collect every single rock there is on the beach.


The effects, however, are the same. Whenever I return from a holiday, I feel my best and look my worst. My hair is brittle, my feet are cracked and my skin is parched. So to undo the summer sins of too much sun and wind and sea, I have a little pamper routine.

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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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Face masks – All you need to know

When I asked in my recent videos which topic you would want to hear more about, sheet masks were highly requested.

But as sheet masks on their own are not that big of a topic, I decided to film a video about face masks in general, with a special emphasis on sheet masks.

Oh, and with bloopers.


Face masks - All you need to know


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Glam Glow Supermud Clearing Treatment – Pickup lines

Back in the days when I was still going out, I had my fair share of bad pickup lines. You see, being blonde, tall and obviously loving makeup, I attracted a certain kind of men. Men that usually didn’t expect me to have more interest in politics than handbags. Men that thought: „Hello Sexy!“ was actually a great way to start a conversation. (Disclaimer: It isn’t!)


Glam Glow Supermud Clearing Treatment
Glam Glow Supermud Clearing Treatment


Well, these days are long gone. If I was to go out right now, I would be much more likely offered a chair than a drink, let alone be the target of a pickup line of any quality.

So I was reminded of old times when I opened my pot of the Glam Glow Supermud Clearing Treatment and the signature „Hello Sexy!“ greeted me.

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Expectation versus reality – The Body Shop Drops of Youth Bouncy Sleeping Mask

Have you ever imagined what jumping out of the plane window right into the big fluffy clouds would feel like?

TBS Bouncy Sleeping Mask (1 von 2)
The Body Shop Bouncy Sleeping Mask

I don´t want to talk reality here.
We all know it would be wet, cold and uncomfortable, mainly because you´d start falling at maximum speed toward the ground immediately.
Should have grabbed that parachute, girl!

I want to talk expectations!
Sinking into comforting, pillow like shapes, bouncing around laughing while the sun warms you from above.

Somehow that picture came to my mind when I read about The Body Shop Drops of Youth Bouncy Sleeping Mask.
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Sometimes I am afraid of myself – Sheet masks

I, for one, can’t watch scary movies.

And I am not talking the hardcore ones. Literally anything will leave me scared for weeks.

I stopped watching „Supernatural“ after the second episode because I just couldn’t take it.
Even reading about these movies gives me nightmares.
And just in case you wondered: I am 36. Not 12.

I am smiling beneath the mask, promise!

So I have to be extra careful when using one of my Singapore sheet masks, because it may or may not have happened that the surprising sight of myself in the bathroom mirror made me squeal…
As you might have seen in my haul post here, I got quite a lot of them.
To be honest, I just entered the drugstore and grabbed any mask I could get hold of, be they moisturizing, firming, or, always a winner with asian girls, whitening.

There are expensive, high end sheet masks out there, but as I wanted the full on experience without blowing the bank, I stuck to drugstore.

And as a detailed review of all of them would be way to long, I´ll give you a quick rundown of what I got and say a word on the ingredients last.

Classic Korean Sheet Masks

Classic Korean Sheet Masks:
1. Jeju Tangerine Face Mask: Nourishing, for soft and smooth skin
2. Jeju Seaweed Face Mask: Moisturizing, for hydrating skin
3. Jeju Tsubaki Face Mask: Ultra-soothing, for revitalised skin

2-Step Masks with Moisturizer

Masks with additional Moisturizer:
4. 2-Step America Soothing Pack: Calendula Soothing Mask and Moisturizer
5. 2-Step Oceania Firming Pack: Glasswort Hydrating Mask and Moisturizer
6. 2-Step Africa hydrating Pack: Mango Moisturizing Mask and Moisturizer

2-Step Masks with Cleansers

Masks with additional Cleanser:
7. 2-Step Moisturizing and Repairing Pack: Algae Moisturizing Mud Mask and Cleanser
8. 2-Step Deep Pore Cleansing Pack: Volcanic Oil-Control Mud Mask and Cleanser

Fermented Rice Stem Cell Mask

Stem Cell Masks:
9. Rice Stem Cell Mask: Brightening and Refining
I decided to stay clear of pig placenta and the likes…

So far I have used one of each, except the ones with Cleansers, and found the experience to be pleasant.
Some have a strong smell, you feel absolutely weird when putting them on and your husband/boyfriend/dad/dog will make fun of you for sure, but at the same time they give me the exciting feeling of a Spa day, just because they are so totally different from everything I usually do.

One word on the ingredient list, though:
These are by no means gems of skincare. In fact, they all contain their fare share of preservatives, some contain mineral oil and some parabens.
But on top of that, they do contain great oils, aloe, glycerin and the likes, so they will have an effect. I just wouldn’t want my skincare to solely consist of them.

For me, it is more about the experience than the ingredients here.

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