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The Ordinary Hyaluronic Acid 2 % + B5 – #firstworldproblems

This blog post contains affiliate links. Please read disclaimer. Is the „feels“ side of a product important to you? Or is the sensual experience secondary, as long as a product delivers? And isn´t even asking this question the epitome of #firstworldproblems? I guess it is. If a product delivers ingredientwise, shouldn´t that be the only thing that matters? Why would we spend more just to have a more pleasant experience when applying something?     A question I do ask myself quite often when it comes to The Ordinary products, and one…

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5 hacks for oily skin (that are not skincare)

Oily skin – my biggest issue ever since I was 13 years old. Well, that and acne. And the question why my thighs looked thick in pencil skirts. And why I always seem to fall for the bad guy. But not todays topic, Anne, get back on track! Over the years I have tried countless things to keep my skin balanced, from the „harsh foaming cleanser followed by alcohol toner“ routine to several kitchen hacks the friend of a friend (of a friend) had amazing results with.     You Tube wasn´t a thing back then, which…

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Oskia Renaissance Cleansing Gel – Little Mermaid

This blog post contains affiliate links. Please read disclaimer. I love „The little mermaid“ by Hans Christian Andersen. My parents had to read it to me countless times, even though I´d always end up in tears. Mind you, although it is what inspired Disneys „Arielle“, the original story only bares slight resemblance to that movie. It is much darker, full of death and blood and loss.     Ah, you´ve got to love the old stories, told to prepare children for the cruel and dangerous world they were facing! The little…

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Peter Thomas Roth Cucumber Gel Mask – Cucumber Man

This blogpost uses affiliate links. Please read disclaimer. One of the few ads from my youth that did stick with me was for cigarettes. It was after the Marlboro Man had ridden off into the eternal sun set and PR companies had realized that it was, indeed, time for a new take on manliness and smoking. So they introduced the Cucumber Man, a smart looking guy wearing yoghurt on his face and two slices of cucumber to cover the eyes. He did, of course, laugh and smoke and managed to…

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Peter Thomas Roth Pumpkin Enzyme Mask – Is this fall I smell?

This blog post contains affiliate links. Please read disclaimer. Is it too early to think about fall? Rhetorical question, of course. YES! IT IS! Leave me to my beach sunsets, my coconut scented sun cream and my “too hot to sleep so I´ll dance the night away” nights.     Not that I have many of those, mind you, but I could have, in a parallel universe where I am awake after 10 pm. Ah, back in the days… Where was I? Fall. Or at least the prospect of fall,…

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Indie Lee Brightening Cleanser – Summer lovin´

This blogpost contains affiliate links. Please read disclaimer. Summer lovin´, happened so fast… Whenever temperatures are up and a beach holiday is in the cards, this line from Grease is my constant companion.     Not that I have had many summer flings lately, my beach days are filled with sand toys and my idea of a wild night is going to bed after ten pm. But the lack of fiery-eyed gigolos in my recent past (Mr. Loca is handsome, but not fiery-eyed) doesn’t mean that I can´t enjoy a…

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Travel skincare tips – How to travel light as a skincare junkie

This blogpost contains affiliate links and *PR-Samples. Please read disclaimer. I do love traveling. Always have, always will. With my growing obsession with skincare though came a problem: How do I narrow down what I need to take with me? Honestly, it feels like choosing your favorite child. (I exaggerate. A little at least.)     My routine has grown so much these last years, I constantly have around 15 products open. Specials like ampoules, face masks and such not included. And by open I mean, I use them. Don’t…

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Caudalie Resveratrol Face Lifting Soft Cream

This blog post contains affiliate links. Please read disclaimer. What weighs heavier in your decisions, science or personal experience. Asking for a friend here, because of course I only go by science and would clearly change my opinion about a topic when presented with scientific facts. *cough*     Well, that friend (Let´s call her Anne, shall we?), Anne always said that shea butter would break her out. Even when she read that shea butter was recommended for acne. Even when she read that shea butter was one of the…

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Summer skincare tips – How to create the perfect routine

This blogpost contains affoliate links and PR-Samples. Please read disclaimer. The heatwave. Dominating my timeline for weeks now and, at least in Germany, still in full force.     Not that I am complaining, I thrive in the heat, but I figured it was about time we talked about the most important thing to consider: My summer skincare tips or, to put it in a more SEO friendly way How to adapt your skincare routine in the summer. Why is it that “How to´s” always get more clicks? And, in…

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Flora Mare Skin Energizer – Fleur de Sel

This blog post contains PR-samples and affiliate links. Please read disclaimer. Ah, France! The land of fromage, vin rouge and apparently best projection screen for skincare fantasies. Don´t you agree? French skincare is as much a myth as French food, and while I am a fan of both (a cheese plate is life!), I´d advise you to take the things said about them with a grain of salt. Probably a grain of Fleur de Sel de Camargue, to stay on topic.     So what if I tell you that…

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