Video review | Glov Hydro Demaquillage make-up remover glove

It’s time for another video review and this time it’s on the Glov Hydro Demaquillage make-up remover glove, the world’s best make-up removal system! Or is it? Time to find out.

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So soooooooooft…

For more information visit www.glov.me.

How do you remove your make-up at night? Could the Glov Hydra Demaquillage make-up remover glove be something for you?

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Review | Clinique Anti-Blemish Solutions Cleansing Gel, Clinique Anti-Blemish Solutions BB Cream SPF 40 & Clinique Pore Refining Solutions Charcoal Mask

My skin is stupid. Or maybe it’s just in denial of my real age, who knows. Fact is that even though I’ll soon be closer to 30 than 25 kill me, kill me now I still suffer from acne and impure skin. I think the problem is mostly hormonal – fuck you hormones – but having skin care for acne-prone skin definitely helps, so when Clinique launched three brand new products all aimed at targeting blemishes and enlarged pores back in March and April I got very excited. Take a look!

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Clinique Anti-Blemish Solutions Cleansing Gel

The Clinique Anti-Blemish Solutions Cleansing Gel is a foaming cleansing gel for all skin types that removes dirt and excess oil and not only cleanses the skin but also unclogs blocked pores, preventing pimples from forming in the first place.

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The Clinique Anti-Blemish Solutions Cleansing Gel comes in a light blue 125 squeeze tube and is transparent and very runny. It’s barely a gel, it’s that liquid. And it’s not exactly foamy either. As soon as it comes into contact with water it turns into a smooth milky substance. Which is great, because too much foam tends to dry out my skin anyway.

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The ingredients in the Clinique Anti-Blemish Solutions Cleansing Gel are all very skin-friendly. There’s salicylic acid for exfoliation, acetyl glucosamine for its repairing effect, caffeine for its antioxidant properties, sucrose, hyaluronic acid and glycerin for moisture and gentian root extract for its anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory properties. Yes, there’s also sodium laureth sulfate in the formula which the SLS-o-phobes amongst you may not like, but sodium laureth sulfate – not be confused with sodium lauryl sulfate – is considered perfectly safe for the skin so I don’t see any reason to stay away from the Clinique Anti-Blemish Solutions Cleansing Gel. It’s a gentle yet effective cleanser that does a great job cleansing my skin and makes my face feel clean without stripping it completely dry. Two thumbs up.

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Availability: 32 CHF

Clinique Anti-Blemish BB Cream SPF 40

The Clinique Anti-Blemish BB Cream SPF 40 is an oil-free BB cream intended for oily and blemish-prone skin and offers oil control, buildable long-lasting coverage and broad-spectrum SPF 40.

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The Clinique Anti-Blemish BB Cream SPF 40 comes in a 30 ml bottle, is very liquid and has a distinct sunscreen smell. Unfortunately the color that I received, light medium, is not a good match for me so I’ve only worn it twice behind closed doors for the purpose of this review.

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Color aside, the coverage of the Clinique Anti-Blemish BB Cream SPF 40 is indeed surprisingly buildable and long-lasting for a BB cream and the finish is nice and matte without looking flat. And the formula also keeps my skin’s oil production under control and prevents my skin from looking overly shiny, as promised. Add an SPF of 40 to that and what you get is a very impressive little BB cream. It’s just too bad that the shade that I received doesn’t match my skin. But that often happens with me and Clinique foundations. The shades never seem to be yellow enough for me.

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Availability: 43 CHF, available in 5 shades

Clinique Pore Refining Solutions Charcoal Mask

And last not but least I’ve been testing the brand new Clinique Pore Refining Solutions Charcoal Mask, a mask for normal, combination and oily skin enriched with activated carbon to refine the pores.

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The Clinique Pore Refining Solutions Charcoal Mask comes in a pale green 100 ml squeeze tube, is charcoal gray – obviously – and has a thick heavy texture. The formula contains activated charcoal derived from bamboo to remove dirt from deep within the pores, montmorillonite to absorb oil, algae to prevent sebum build-up and again caffeine, sucrose and hyaluronate to protect and hydrate the skin.

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With my very oily yet also very easily dehydrated skin masks like the Clinique Pore Refining Solutions Charcoal Mask are always a bit tricky for me. The mask works as intended and visibly purifies my pores, absolutely, but if I overdo it my skin gets dehydrated and starts to feel very tight and uncomfortable. So using masks like this is always a dangerous balancing act for me. I’m thinking that if I alternate the Clinique Pore Refining Solutions Charcoal Mask with the Moisture Surge Overnight Mask from Clinique’s mask range I’ll get the perfect balance for my schizophrenic skin. I’ll let you know if I get a chance to test that theory.

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Availability: 43 CHF.

Have you tried any of these new Clinique products yet? What is your biggest skin concern?

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Review | O.P.I Infinite Shine Gel Effects Lacquer System

For the past four weeks or so I’ve been busy testing O.P.I’s brand new Infinite Shine Gel Effects Lacquer System and in case you are wondering why it took me almost a month to do so, here’s why:

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That’s a whole lotta nail polish right there! The new O.P.I Infinite Shine Gel Effects Lacquer range consists of 30 glossy gel-like nail polishes of which I got to try ten, plus a special base and top coat. The idea is to get professional long-lasting results without having to go to the salon and without the need of a special UV or LED light.

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from left to right: Pretty Pink Perseveres, From Here To Eternity, Girl Without Limits, Endurance Race To The Finish

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from left to right: Pretty Pink Perseveres, From Here To Eternity, Girl Without Limits, Endurance Race To The Finish

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from left to right: Unequivocally Crimson, Grapely Admired, Raisin’ The Bar, Indignantly Indigo

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from left to right: Unequivocally Crimson, Grapely Admired, Raisin’ The Bar, Indignantly Indigo

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from left to right: Withstands The Test Of Thyme, Never Give Up!, primer base coat, gloss top coat

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Withstands The Test Of Thyme & Never Give Up!

Pretty Pink Perseveres is pretty baby pink, From Here To Eternity is a warm fuchsia pink, Girl Without Limits is a trendy violet pink, Endurance Race To The Finish is a sunny warm orange, Unequivocally Crimson is a bright crimson red, Grapely Admired is a cute pinkish purple, Raisin’ The Bar is a deep burgundy purple, Indignantly Indigo is a rich indigo blue, Withstands The Test Of Thyme is a fresh seafoam green and Never Give Up! is a neutral dark brown.

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Pretty Pink Perseveres

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From Here To Eternity & Endurance Race To The Finish

In the past few weeks I’ve tried all ten colors that I received and my top three favorites are definitely Pretty Pink Perseveres (totally wedding material!), From Here To Eternity and Endurance Race To The Finish. All O.P.I Infinite Shine Gel Effects Lacquers go on nice and evenly, are fully opaque in one coat and have a lovely glossy finish. Most shades stayed stay chip-free for at least a day or four on me and two of them (Pretty Pink Perseveres and Withstands The Test Of Thyme) even survived almost a full week. I realize that this may not sound very impressive, but for me it was. I have no clue why, but my nails are extremely prone to chipping and most nail lacquers only last a day or two on me before they start to chip. So I assume that if you are not the chippy type the O.P.I Infinite Shine Gel Effects Lacquers will definitely last a week and maybe even the promised ten days on you.

The O.P.I Infinite Shine Gel Effects Lacquers retail for 24.90 CHF each.

What do you think of the new O.P.I Infinite Shine Gel Effects Lacquers? Which of the shades that I swatched do you like best?

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Review | Le Petit Marseillais Sève d’Aloe Vera shower cream & hydrating body milk

Le Petit Marseillais is back this spring with a brand new line of aloe vera bath and body products. In times of need my skin can always count on the calming effect of aloe vera, so it was with great pleasure that I tested the three new Le Petit Marseillais Sève d’Aloe Vera products. Take a look!

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The new range consists of two shower creams and one hydrating body milk. The Le Petit Marseillais Sève d’Aloe Vera & Fleur d’Amandier shower cream contains aloe vera juice and almond blossom to cleanse, nourish and soothe sensitive and dry skin. The Le Petit Marseillais Sève d’Aloe Vera & Fleur de Pommier shower cream contains aloe vera juice and apple blossom to cleanse, hydrate and soothe sensitive and fragile skin.

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Both shower creams have a very similar skin-friendly ingredient list and only the addition of almond blossom and apple blossom sets the two formulas apart. The Le Petit Marseillais Sève d’Aloe Vera & Fleur d’Amandier shower cream has a very distinct (and also very delicious) warm almond smell and the Le Petit Marseillais Sève d’Aloe Vera & Fleur de Pommier shower cream has a wonderful fruity apple smell. Yum! Both shower creams are a pleasure to use and make my skin feel very soft and soothed. Great!

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The Le Petit Marseillais Sève d’Aloe Vera & Calendula hydrating body milk contains aloe vera juice and calendula extract as well as shea butter to nourish, repair and soothe even the driest and most sensitive skin. The rich smooth formula does a wonderful job hydrating my skin and gets absorbed fairly quickly without leaving a sticky film behind. And the smell – calendula I assume – is also very pleasant.

Aloe vera

Aloe Vera, one of the best friends any skin can have

Bottom line? Le Petit Marseillais proves again that good hypoallergenic body care doesn’t have to be super expensive. The new Le Petit Marseillais Sève d’Aloe Vera products are not just a treat for sensitive skin but for the senses as well. Two thumbs up!

The Le Petit Marseillais Seve d’Aloe Vera shower creams both retail for 6.30 CHF. The Le Petit Marseillais Seve d’Aloe Vera & Calendula hydrating body milk retails for 6.95 CHF.

Are you a Le Petit Marseillais fan? Which of these three new bath and body products do you most like the look of?

P.S.: When this post goes live I’ll be in Belgium again for the weekend, this time for my best friend’s wedding! I apologize if things get a little quiet around here, but I have maid of honor duties to fulfill!

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Me and Shana at her bachelorette party last month

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Tested by Tom | Schwarzkopf got2b Gentleman Molding Paste

Back in September of last year I published the very first Tested by Tom article on the blog and today it’s time for my sweetie’s second review! This time Tom has tested the brand new got2b Gentleman Molding Paste. Take a look!

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The got2b Gentleman Molding Paste comes in a sturdy tin jar and contains 100 ml of molding paste. The texture of the paste is very soft and buttery and the smell of the product is distinctly masculin, like a good after-shave. Very sexy.

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The got2b Gentleman Molding Paste is intended for groomed hairstyles and promises extreme hold with a natural touch and sheen and no drying effect. Here’s what Tom had to say about it: ‘’The paste feels really soft, is very malleable and is incredibly easy to work with. You wouldn’t expect it from such a light product, but the hold is really fantastic. And it seems to be pretty waterproof as well. I find the got2b Gentleman Molding Paste quicker and easier to work with than my usual hair wax and I really like the finish. And it smells great!‘’

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The got2b Gentleman Molding Paste retails for 11.50 CHF.

Have you tried the new got2b Gentleman Molding Paste yet? What hair products does your man use to keep his do in place?

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