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Beauty Empties April 2019

Advertisement info: This blog post features PR-Samples and uses affiliate links. I did not receive any money to write the blog post or film the video. Please read disclaimer. Do you enjoy reading about the trends in blogging? I admit I do. Not because I think about adapting my content, it is just part of my nosey nature to be interested in that. It seems that the beauty community is taking a (long overdue) turn towards sustainability in 2019, which leads to Beauty Empties videos and Decluttering becoming more popular…

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Beauty Empties February 2019

This blog post contains affiliate links. Please read disclaimer. A few days ago I had a conversation with Lindsey (who blogs at Sustainably Savvy about green beauty and her zero waste journey) about the “right amount” of products to include into a Beauty Empties video. I mean, you basically need to get people interested in you talking about trash, that is hard work!     On top of that you don´t want to show too many products – I mean, I love watching empties, but if I see the video…

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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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The Ordinary Hyaluronic Acid 2 % + B5 – #firstworldproblems

This blog post contains affiliate links. Please read disclaimer. Is the “feels” side of a product important to you? Or is the sensual experience secondary, as long as a product delivers? And isn´t even asking this question the epitome of #firstworldproblems? I guess it is. If a product delivers ingredientwise, shouldn´t that be the only thing that matters? Why would we spend more just to have a more pleasant experience when applying something?     A question I do ask myself quite often when it comes to The Ordinary products, and one…

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The Ordinary Coverage Foundation – Confusion

This blogpost uses affiliate links. Please read disclaimer. While I was trying to write this introduction, I got sucked in to the black hole that is “The Ordinary Drama” time lines. As much as I claim I don´t care for drama online (and believe me, I don´t) it seems like once you start reading, you simply can´t stop. So much has happened since I shared my initial thoughts here, and it leaves me incredibly confused.     So how do I proceed? I guess I will continue with what I do best and…

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The Ordinary Serum Foundation – Habits

This blog post contains affiliate links. Please read disclaimer. I know many a blogger out there started their blog to justify a spending habit that is borderline hoarding. And I am no exception! “I want to write about it!” is a common excuse when yet another red lipstick makes its way into my basket. (But then again, who blogs about a single lipstick anymore? I´ll buy the whole line!) Mr. Loca has long learned not to question the sheer amount of parcels appearing on our doorstep.     And while…

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New In Beauty June 2018 – 10 years Cult Beauty

This blog post contains affiliate links. Please read disclaimer. Do you like premade pick and mix bags? We had that at a fair recently, when you could choose your bag, but not what was inside. My daughter was all over it, while I was a little more hesitant. I mean, what is the point in pick and mix when you don´t get to pick?     She loved the thrill though, carefully going through her purchase, eating her favorites and offering the ones that didn´t appeal to her to her…

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The Ordinary “Buffet” – Talk science to me!

This blog post contains affiliate links. Please read disclaimer. It would have been so easy to talk about food in this intro. I mean, come on, “Buffet”? Something along the lines of “Do you prefer it over a la carte?” or “Do you think we eat more or less when there is buffet?” But I refuse to take the easy road (I save that for late night blog post writing mere hours before something needs to be published) and instead want to talk about a change that I have noticed…

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The Ordinary EUK 134° 0,1% – Superheroes

This blog post contains affiliate links. Please read disclaimer. Do you have a favorite superhero? Or a favorite super power? I have! Both actually. My favorite superhero is Mystique, and my favorite power is her power, which is changing her appearance at will. Kind of what I try to do with makeup every day.     Don´t get me wrong, I like how I look, but being able to change it up occasionally would be fascinating. I do feel though, that the superpower I´d need the most would be a different…

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The Ordinary Matrixyl 10% + HA

This blog post contains affiliate links. Please read disclaimer.   Sometimes a tiny letter can make a huge difference. Make you question things, for example. In cosmetic science, that letter is usually a “v”. Why a “v” you ask? And imagine how great it would have been had I said a “y” -Y a “y”? Because “in vivo” sounds pretty similar to “in vitro”, but in terms of results there is a huge difference.     See, many ingredients proove their claim on human cells. In the lab, in petri…

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