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Instytutum Retin Oil – the problem with Instytutum skincare reviews

Advertisement info: This blog post uses affiliate links and features gifted items (PR-Samples). Please read disclaimer. I have published quite a few Instytutum Skincare Reviews already, but while I love the brand, I need to get something off my chest: An online version of the ingredient list is incredibly hard to find! A complete one, that is, one that doesn’t highlight the “key ingredients” only (whatever that may mean anyway). The website is no help here, not many retailers carry the brand and it isn’t as widely known that I…

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December Empties 2018 – Taking out the trash 20

This blog post uses *PR-Samples and affiliate links. Please read disclaimer. My first ever video was an Empties one. It was shortly after Christmas, I was seven months pregnant and lighting, sound and setup were awful.     It is still live though, and I am happy I decided back then, after much uhm-ing and ah-ing, that I wanted to film. Empty containers are better shown than photographed, at least in my opinion, and having a written text on 24 different products would probably prove cumbersome to read. I am…

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Instytutum Skincare Rebranded – Is it still as good?

Products mentioned in this post are PR-Samples. Please read disclaimer. 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.     You know I am all about skincare giving results, and I found quite a few products…

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Monthly Recap – Blog Post Topics November 2018

This blog post contains affiliate links. Please read disclaimer. 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.     While we get all festive…

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Instytutum C-Illuminating 3D Moisturizer – Glow

This blog post contains *PR-samples and affiliate links. Please read disclaimer. Even though the occasional article might claim that glow is last season and we will venture back into matte skin territory eventually, the plethora of skincare aiming to enhance glow proves otherwise. As someone with oily skin the hunt for glow has always been a mystery to me, even more so these days when the difference between oily AF and metallic highlighter is often undetectable, at least to my eye.     I look for mattifying powders and oil control foundations and I would love to…

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Taking out the trash 17 – May Empties

This blog post contains PR-Samples and affiliate links. Please see disclaimer. One in, two out, that was the rule I once tried to establish. And while I think I did pretty good in terms of skincare… No, seriously! I realized I didn’t have any cleansers in my back up drawers just the other day, something that I considered impossible a year ago.     So while I think I did pretty good in terms of skincare, I still can´t seem to go through my makeup. I throw out the odd…

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Best of Beauty 2017 – My makeup and skincare favorites

This post contains PR-samples and affiliate links. Please see disclaimer. I am not one to dwell in the past. Yes, the things that happen to us do shape and affect us, no denying that. But I do believe that it is my choice what defines me. On some occasions though, I immerse myself in times (long) gone, relive sensual experiences in my mind, remember scents, textures, pleasure…     Wait, that sounds like I am referring to a kinky paperback with a castle and someone in a ripped dress on the front.…

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Instytutum skincare – Brand overview and giveaway!

Almost exactly a year ago, I received a surprise package from a brand I never had heard of: Instytutum skincare. Now I am always game for new stuff, and over the last year you have seen it featured multiple times here and in the skincare routines I do on Instagram. A brand focused video was way overdue!     Instytutum offers skincare made in Switzerland, was founded by a pharmacist named Dr. Natalia Derkach and is free from parabens, sulfates, mineral oil, artificial colorants and SLES/SLS. Their water is filtered…

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Taking out the trash 14 – November Empties

This blog post contains PR-Samples and affiliate links. Please see disclaimer   I took last week off work. There were numerous reasons, and the leading one surely was that I had accumulated so many extra hours over summer that I needed to loose a few. Another, really important reason though was that I wanted to get back on top of my blogging game again. After the summer holidays life was so busy, I never quite went back to my prepared and prescheduling self. And I was tired (in every sense…

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Instytutum Triple Effect Peel – Am I a hypocrite?

This blog post contains PR-Samples and affiliate links. Please see disclaimer. A few days ago, I got chatting in the comments of another blog, discussing favorite cleansing balms. Of course I had to mention Clinique Take the day off (Review) as my favorite. She said it was her least favorite. I wanted to know why, she wanted to know why and we both said: “Because it contains no fragrance.”     Which got me thinking. You see, fragrance in skincare is somewhere between “the devil” and “I could do without…

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