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Murad Nutrient-Charged Water Gel

Advertisement info: This blog post contains PR-Samples (gifted items) and affiliate links. I received no money to write it. Please read disclaimer.   You might already be aware of the fact that you can´t really drink your way to hydrated skin – water ingested enters the bloodstream quickly, increases blood volume quickly and triggers renal excretion quickly, which means translated: If you drink a lot of water in a short amount of time, you will need to pee, but not look any plumper. Why that is relevant in my review…

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Pixi Rose Ceramide Cream Review – on mature skin

Advertisement info: This blog post features PR-Samples (gifted items) and affiliate links. I was not paid to write it. Please read disclaimer. The pixi skintreats Rose Ceramide Cream is the one I almost missed. And yes, “The one I almost missed” is a long standing skincare term, same as “The one that got away.” Only less life-changing, less heartbreaking and, usually, less romantic. Although you could probably argue with the latter, at least in this case: Pink packaging, roses, it ticks all the romance boxes.     Still, I was…

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Asambeauty Vitamin E Skin Smoothing 24 hour cream

This blog post contains PR-samples and affiliate links. Please see disclaimer. When it came to jewelry, I used to be silver only for many years. Not because it suited me best, but because wearing gold made me feel older than I actually was. In my mind golden rings and bracelets were reserved for, you know, adults. People that earned money in proper jobs and knew what they were talking about. If I wore gold, I felt like dressing up as someone I wasn´t, a girl pretending to be her mother.  …

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Ole Henriksen Sheer Transformation – Mind, body and soul

This blog post contains affiliate links. Please see disclaimer   Transforming yourself, be it body, mind or soul seems to be a necessity these days. And while I am all about personal development and life long learning, I think we have to remember every once in a while that not everything we are is a constant work in progress. That would take a lot of pressure out of our daily lifes and sometimes even help things to stay good instead of being transformed into something else simply for transformations sake.…

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Doctor Duve Boosting Face Cream – How do you want to age?

How do you want to age? Smart! Now that is a slogan that is right up my street. Quite frankly, I don’t really like the term anti-aging. I do enjoy aging. Not the fact that I get wrinkly, saggy and that it takes me three days to recover from one night out. But the fact that I get to spend another day amongst my loved ones, and the fact that I grow wiser (Is this too bold a claim?) and more forgiving against myself and others. Even though my husband…

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REN Clarimatte T-Zone Balancing Gel Cream – Side effects of Christmas gifts

You know, I am that annoying person that loves to talk about your skin. Your products, your concerns,your everything. Of course I am very polite and restrained and will not offer unwanted advice. *cough* I am just curious.     And I like to gift skincare, be it for birthdays or Christmas, so I need the background information! A very polite and subtle way to make a suggestion, don’t you think? You don´t? Oh well. The best thing about shopping for Christmas skincare is that I usually happen to discover a treat…

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pixi H2O Skindrink Pure Hydration Gel – Halloween ahead

I may have said it before on the blog: I don´t like horror movies. Not even the more fun than scary ones. Watching Zombieland gave me nightmares. Zombieland! The one with Woody Harrelson. And Bill Murray. Yes, I know.     So why do I repeat it? Because tonight is Halloween, and scary movies seem to be loved by anyone this time of year. Another thing that many people love, but that rarely works for me are moisturizers. Every once in a while I will find one that I do like,…

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Alpha-H Essential Hydration Cream

When I was a child, I dreamed of having a twin. That was of course inspired by films and books and included daydreams of funny pranks as well as the romantic illusion that having someone that looked like you was similar to having a soulmate. Growing up I embraced my uniqueness and learned by observation that just because someone looked similar that didn´t necessarily mean your thoughts were similar as well.     So it is safe to say that ever since I entered adolescence, I prefer things to be easily…

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Resveratrol Premium Essence of Youth – Do you like wine?

Did I tell you that my father owns a vineyard in the South of France? I know I did on Instagram, but I am not sure I mentioned it here. He has been into wine for as long as I can remember, collecting precious bottles, tasting different grapes and finally venturing into production himself. Now I don’t like wine. At all. I don’t drink it. I know nothing about soils and grapes and stuff. I don’t even like the smell. I was a huge disappointment to my father.     Until…

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Time saviors – Surviving as a new mom

The one thing I remember from being a new mom last time is the strange way your days feel. On the one hand, they seem endless. Constant feeding, sleeping for short periods of time only and the frequent need to nappy change make your days feel like they never end. Maybe because they never end. There is no bedtime, no end-of work, no weekend. It is just the same stuff over and over again.     On the other hand, there just isn’t enough time. Even though you wake up at…

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