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Foundation Review Catrice 24 h Made to Stay Makeup

This blog post may contain affiliate links. Please read disclaimer. The most efficient way to finish foundation? Apart from wearing it consistently, of course? Dropping the glass bottle on the bathroom tiles. And a great way to test the waterproof claims, too. How do I know that? Well, I did just that, a few weeks ago, when my bottle of Catrice 24 h Made to Stay makeup shattered on the tiles.     Just to be crystal clear: This is not the way I will be testing my foundations from…

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Omorovicza Thermal Cleansing Balm

This blog post contains affiliate links. Please read disclaimer. 2007 German government decided that smoking in public buildings would be banned. That included pubs, restaurants and cafés, basically everywhere food was served and consumed. I was 20 in 2007, and hanging out in pubs was much more common for me than nowadays. Even though I didn´t smoke myself, I was never bothered by friends or strangers smoking in my presence. Until the day I learned how much better I felt the next morning if I hadn´t been surrounded by smoke…

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The Ordinary Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1% – Big yellow taxi

This blogpost contains affiliate links. Please read disclaimer.  “Don’t it always seem to go. That you don‘t know what you‘ve got. Till it’s gone“ That is what Joni Mitchell sang in “Big Yellow Taxi”, and yes, you will probably need to google it and never really heard of the song (or her) before, but I like it and I am old and this is my blog and so I will continue to refer to lyrics from 1970.     And it is what came to my mind after I started using…

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klairs Freshly Juiced Vitamin Drops – New languages

This blogpost contains *PR-samples and affiliate links. Please read disclaimer. Whenever I try to learn a new language (which, to be honest, hasn´t happened in a long time!), I try to get to the point where I am able to read magazines. Being able to entertain myself while learning is the best way to keep me at it, and once I can move from reading a magazine to reading a real book, the battle is won.     Well, the actual “speaking” part should probably be taken into consideration when measuring…

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Droste-Laux She.Tox Alkaline Facial Cleanser – Detoxification

This blog post contains PR-Samples and affiliate links. Please see disclaimer. If you have been around for some time, you know that “detox” is a word that drives me nuts. That goes a little against zeitgeist, I know, but is funded in my medical training and general skepticism. See, your body has numerous ways of getting rid of toxins, and unless you have a medical condition, your liver and kidneys do all the detoxification you need. It is sensible though to stop putting potentially harmful stuff into and onto your…

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pixi Rose Flash Balm – Multitasking

This post contains *PR-samples and affiliate links. Please read disclaimer. Despite the fact that multi-tasking has quite a bad rep these days, mom life often forces me to rely on it. The secret to multitask effectively is in my opinion to combine a passive with an active act. Like put on a face mask while you vacuum. Or, one of my favorite tips: Apply a thick layer of handcream underneath your rubber gloves when doing the dishes.     Trust me, that is as close to a manicure as I get…

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Foundation Review L´Oréal Perfect Match Foundation

This blog post contains affiliate links. Please read disclaimer. You know I film my videos in advance sometimes. Way in advance, this time. I actually filmed it on February 3rd, which I remember so clearly because it was the day I got sick. See, despite having kids I don´t often catch their bugs, but that time it hit me hard and I was out for almost a week. Right now I am feeling fine and pity my past self for looks and voice, so no need for sympathy coming from…

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Dr. Dennis Gross Ferulic Acid + Retinol Brightening Solution – Risks

This blogpost contains affiliate links. Please see disclaimer Did you know that back in the days some women used to apply radioactive powder to their cheeks? Starting in the 20s, before the negative side effects were discovered, so called “gentle radiation” was considered a natural way to strengthen health and enhance beauty. The radiation in the powder lead to increased blood flow where applied and so provided the much coveted natural flush.     The long term effects of course were horrible. And while we today shake our heads in disbelief when reading things like…

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Missha Super Aqua Ultra Waterful Eye Treatment

This posts contains PR-samples and affiliate links. Please read disclaimer. Many moons ago, in December 2012, my then boyfriend Mr. Loca and I packed our bags, rented a camper van and started to travel Australia. A small part of Australia, as we had only three weeks to spend, but what an amazing trip it was! Looking forward to a hot Australian summer I had brought all my dresses, my sandals and my shorts. What I did not pack, however, were rain boots and rain coat.     After three sunny days in…

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pixi Rose Caviar Essence – It is what it is

This blog post contains *PR-samples and affiliate links. Please read disclaimer. There is a fable in Germany which, long story short, adresses the urge to know everything. A problem that I can relate to. I encourage curiosity, but (fellow moms will agree), sometimes there are too many questions and we need to let go. Let go for times sake and for our own sanity.     “It is what it is”, said love. This is the last sentence of the fable, and the one I focus on when there simply…

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