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Emma Hardie Moringa Cleansing Balm – Late to the party

This blog post uses affiliate links. Please read disclaimer. 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!     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…

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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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Indie Lee Blemish Lotion – Marriage

This blogpost uses affiliate links. Please read disclaimer. Being a married couple comes with changes in a relationship. Gone are the days when I focussed on freshly shaved legs and fluttery lashes even for a Sunday morning breakfast in bed. My husband has seen my at my best, but has also seen me at my worst. After giving birth for example, or when I had a bad case of vomiting. Even worse, when the kids were vomiting and I was puked on head to toe. Ah, momlife…     How much the…

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What´s in my makeup bag for autumn 2018

This blogpost contains affiliate links and *PR-Samples. Please read disclaimer. To be fair, I don´t actually have a makeup bag. Well, I do, but I don´t use it to store my everyday makeup in. But I do have a very tiny bathroom (if you ever watched one of my Instagram Lives you can see me banging my head at the slanting walls), and a husband I need to share that bathroom space with.     And that basically means that most of my makeup lives in my basement/office/filming room and…

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THE INKEY LIST Caffeine Serum – Are you extra?

  Ths blog post uses affiliate links. Please read disclaimer Now if the use of a separate eye cream is already controversial, how about using a specific serum before that? I can already see online wars raging over unexpecting blogs, fighting for wether or not the extra expense is worth it or just, well, extra.     I won´t take a stand on that today (you know I even deny the need for a separate moisturizer on my skin most of the year), but instead just present you with some…

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Skincare gift guide for mature skin

This blog post contains affiliate links and *PR-Samples. Please read disclaimer. The older we become, the harder it gets to buy presents for us, I admit that. Take me as example: I try to be more minimalistic in my way of living (the emphasis being on “try” here), which rules out decorative stuff, I like to read, but get my books at our local library and already own more makeup than any sane person would ever need. So what on earth should you get me?     Events are of course a welcome surprise,…

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Does blue light from our screens damage our skin?

This blog post uses affiliate links. Please read disclaimer. I love it when I get questions from you guys. Not only do they help me create content I know you’ll be interested in, but they open my eyes to topics I would probably not even have thought about. Of course I had heard about blue light affecting our sleep patterns and straining our eyes, but to be honest I never gave it much thought.     At least not until a question kept popping up here on the blog and…

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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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Monthly Recap – Blog Post Topics October 2018

This blog post contains affiliate links and *PR-Samples. Please see disclaimer. October was the month that autumn well and truly arrived in Germany. Up until October 19th it was warm enough to leave the house without a jacket, even in the evenings, something that I only realized when on that day, October 19th, I actually felt a chill walking back to the car with Mr. Loca at 10 pm. Now Germany is not a cold country, but that was unusual.     As it was to be expected, the period…

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