As you might know, I have been struggling with an impure skin since I was young. I have tried a bizillion things already and although it has improved a great bit, I could still use a targetted routine for my skin. Thanks to Clarins, I now have a ritual that is suited for my skin type.
The Body Shop always know to surprise us with fun new scents and products. On the menu today: the new Cacatus Blossom collection and an energizing coffee scrub! The best food for your skin.
The past years there has been more focus on natural ingredients in beauty products. A trend that I’m fond of too. I love to treat my skin with the most natural products so this new Garnier bio launch has made me all excited.
Lush always launches the nicest seasonal products. And with Easter coming closer, they bring us in the eggs & bunnies atmosphere with the cutest new products. And as always, sweet for our planet!
Clinique launches another skincare product that is both revolutionary and innovative. The most fun part about it? You can mix & match to find your perfect Clinique ID!
Kiehl’s is one of those brands that has been high on my wishlist but that I had not tried out in depth before. But this month I got to discover two of their best selling-products, the Kiehl’s Calendula toner and bodylotion.
Kruidvat is one of those brands that is able to deliver high-quality products for a low price. I’m absolutely head over heels with their Super Lash Serum but there are tons of good products that they produce and that even often win ‘best buy’ prices. So I’m always pretty excited when they launch new products. I’ll present them to you!
First up is the Skin Science Eye Serum. My hopes were high with this one, bye bye bags under the eyes! Unfortunately I wasn’t that impressed, it felt kind of sticky and too hard and my eyes first turned red a bit (and I don’t have a sensitive skin). I’ve read online that a lot of people are not head over heels with this product. Too bad! But you can always try it out once, some people really love it and the price is affordable.
The Skin Science Cleansing Cream is meant to be used with the cleansing brush. This product has been on the market for some time and I’m a fan. If you want a good cleansing brush but don’t want to pay €100 for it, this is a good alternative!
The Pure range is for the young acne-prone skin. My skin isn’t that young anymore but unfortunately I still get ance sometimes and my skin is quite oily. I always use a cleanser so the micellair water is perfect for me, it cleanses my skin from all impurities and leaves it soft and fresh. The scrub is also great, but it can leave my skin a bit dry afterwards. In any case, they do the trick for a low price!
Charcoal nosestrips and cleansing wipes
These charcoal nosestrips are so effective! It’s also for the unclear skin and the strips help you get rid of those annoying black points. I am such a fan of these strips. The charcoal ones make it less easy to see the impurities you take off but they do the trick too! The charcoal cleansing wipes are fun and smell nice but it’s a bit the same as with the strips, you don’t really see the dirt you take off (and I’m secretly a sucker for that).
The product I was most excited about was the Brow Tattoo. A sort of semi-permanent coloring of your brows. I tried it out and left the gel on for 30 minutes (they say you need to leave it on 2 hours for the best result). The taking off part wasn’t that easy but I did see a difference. However when you shower, the whole effect is gone, which is a bit weird because it should stay 3-5 days but who doesn’t shower 3-5 days? A bit disappointed in this product after all.
But we’re ending this blogpost on a really positive note because I love love love the home launces from Kruidvat. Their scented candles are big and they spread the perfume through your whole house. It’s crazy that you only pay €4. That’s an amazing price! The same goes for their fragrance sticks. I’m a big fan!
All in all my opinion on the new products is mixed but definitely try them out yourselves, perhaps you’ll love it and you won’t loose a lot of money over it so you can still buy yourself that pretty dress afterwards.
Barnängen is one of my favorite low budget brands for bodycare. And now they launched some new products to get us through the cold winter, hooray!
I already wrote a blogpost about the Swedish beauty brand Barnängen. I love the pretty packaging but most of all I love the amazing scents of the products. Their Sauna Relax bath & shower gel is my absolute favorite.
And this winter they’ve launched some new products, specifically to get us through the colder days. They added two handcreams to their range, Balance and Kärlek. The first is for dry hands and is enriched with corn flower. Kärlek is specifically for sensitive hands and contains blackberry. Both handcreams have 5% protecting cold cream – to keep your hands soft and hydrated all through winter.
The Berry Boost bath & shower gel is an addition to the existing Nordic Rituals line. The Berry Boost is an uplifting product with the scent of forest fruits (super sweet). It’s a real energy boost for the skin!
At last, there’s the new Nordic Pure line. The most pure shower products in their offer. Without parabens, sulfates and pigments. The Pure & Energizing showergel is with mineral salts (love the smell!) and is perfect for all skin types. The Pure & smoothing showergel is with red sea algae and smooths the sensitive skin.
You can buy the whole Barnängen line at Di or Delhaize. The handcreams are €4,99. The shower gels €5,99.
Rituals launched a new limited winter edition and it’s one of my favorites so far! The Ritual of Yalda is a collection that is inspired by an ancient Persian festival where warmth and light is honored during the dark & cold days. Watermelon and pomegranate are the two main ingredients, a unique combination with a surprising but cosy fragrance as a result! Curious?
I know, I know, the advent calendar countdown has already begun, but I just couldn’t skip this last one. The L’occitane calendar is always a real treat to find under my tree. And I just know some of you guys are always super last minute too, no? 😉 Go on, I know you’re curious!