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THE INKEY LIST Hyaluronic Acid – Basics

This blog post uses affiliate links and thus qualifies as advertisement.  Please read disclaimer. It is the basics that count. If you don´t have a solid foundation, you´ll never be able to build a lasting house. Not that I know even the tiniest bit about building a house – I am hard pressed to even draw one that my kids recognize – but it is a subject that I have thought a lot about over the last few weeks. Ahm, skincare basics, that is. Not building a house.     Ever…

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Caudalie Premier Cru Serum – Motivation

Motivation can come from different sources. Like, you motivate yourself because you really want something. Or you are motivated by something external, like the bonus you´ll get if your work turns out superior.     And sometimes you are motivated by another person. Your wife, for example. Like it happened in the case of developing the Caudalie Premier Cru Serum. Dr. David Sinclair (Harvard) was approached by Caudalie with a research question and almost declined the offer. Almost. Until his wife said: “Oh, Caudalie? I use a lot of their stuff.”…

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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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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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Asambeauty Vitamin E Skin Smoothing Serum

This blogpost contains PR-samples and affiliate links. Please read disclaimer. Starting January, I took part in my very first Instagram challenge, the #abnewyearstashchallenge. Purpose of the challenge was to round up everything from a skincare category, both open and unopened, to share short reviews and, of course, take toll of how much product was actually hidden in those dusty drawers of yours. Safe to say, I learned a lot about myself (“Hi, my Name is Anne and I have too many acids“) and about other peoples skincare routines.    …

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Instytutum Anti-wrinkle Brightening Serum – Mountain streams

Do you remember me gushing about how I wished I lived in a country where winter meant real snow? Like Switzerland? To be honest, I have rarely been in Switzerland in the winter, but I have been there quite a lot in the summer. It is a great place for hiking, and the green grass, the mountains and the abundance of crystal clear water running down the cracks are a refreshing sight.     This crystal clear water is what plays an important role in the products of the Swiss…

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Odacité Green Tea Lemongrass Serum – Memoirs of a Geisha

There was a time when I used to read much more than I do now. I would happily turn page after page, spending the whole weekend wrapped up in a story. These days are long gone, and even though I could blame that on the kids, fact is that if I spend only half the time I am on You Tube reading, I would go through multiple books a week. The last time I actually read a lot was when we were road tripping through New Zealand (read here, here and here)…

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Oskia Renaissance Brightlight – Pumpkin season

I sometimes wonder if everybody would go as pumpkin-crazy as they do if it was a thing all year round. Barely anyone even mentions pumpkin for the whole year and then, suddenly, announced by the falling leaves or, more likely, the Starbucks barista offering a “Pumpkin Spice Latte”, there is pumpkin everywhere.     In your soup, in your home fragrance, in your coffee, in your skincare… Oh, wait. It is in your skincare all year round. At least in mine. And today, right after pumpkin season ended, I am sharing my…

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pixi Hydrating Milky Serum – My dropper obsession

I have stated it on this blog before: I am a science nerd. And I do love potions. Not only as part of my daily skincare, but I grew up wanting to study alchemy after reading (too?) many fantasy books. Alchemy, dear younger readers, is like “Potions Class” in Harry Potter. Don’t get me wrong, I read and liked Harry Potter (without that disclaimer my following would have probably dropped by half tomorrow!), but my Fantasy socialization was already completed way before the first book was published. I think about “The Mists…

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