Sunday, June 30, 2013

Where to find me...

Just a quick reminder (not that you probably haven't read this on EVERY blog you are reading) but since Google Reader is going away you can still find me on Bloglovin' and Twitter and Instagram and YouTube. Gosh I am just everywhere!


Saturday, June 29, 2013

100 GFC Followers Giveaway! {Closed}

I was super happy when I saw that I had 100 GFC followers on Thursday! I have wanted to have another giveaway since my first one! This time there are three prices! I wanted to give something that was Swiss and why not give things from my favorite skincare line!

The giveaway is INTERNATIONAL, and will go on until Monday, July 8th. 
Main Price:

1st Runner Up:

2nd Runner Up:

a Rafflecopter giveaway


Friday, June 28, 2013

Review: Migros - I am Natural Cosmetics - Cornflower Toner

Today I am reviewing another skincare product from Migros. As you might have noticed I am a big fan of their I am skincare line. Today I am going to talk about their Cornflower face toner. I might have picked it up because it has a purple cap, how I love purple. 

The German name for this product is: Kornblume Gesichtstonic - normale & Mischhaut - belebende Frische and in French it is Bleuet Lotion Tonique - Peaux normales & mixtes - fraîcheur vivifiante. 

The toner is made for normal and mixed skin and is without alcohol, mineral oils and synthetic colorants and perfumes. Fantastic!  

On the back of the bottle it says (translated from German):
Invigorating face tonic with cornflower extract from organic cultivation.Tones normal and combination skin after cleaning. The vegetable glycerine protects the skin from drying out. The skin is revitalized and refreshed. How to use: Apply after cleaning with a cleanser, gently swipe the skin with the toner on a cotton pad.

First I want to talk about what I like about this toner, I like how it smells. It smells like flowers. I like that it doesn't dry out my skin. Every time I use it I love it more and more, just the smell of it, how my skin feels afterwards. My skin feels not too tight or dry it actually feels soft and ready to be moisturised. It doesn't make my eyes get watery, which is a big plus for my since I sometimes use it to remove my eye make-up.

I don't like the formula too much, it feels a bit soapy but it doesn't leave any residue on the skin. It might just be that I am used to toners with alcohol so this one just feels different.

This toner can be bought in Migros and is 7.50 Franks for 200ml!

They have as well a toner made for sensitive skin that has Roses in them so I might buy that one too and see which one I will like more!


Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Review: Kneipp - Aloe Vera Face Moisturizer for Sensitive Skin.

I have to mention before I start all these reviews of my new skincare products that these are products you can only buy in Migros since most of them are made by Migros. I am sorry for that but at the same time not really since I am trying to buy more of local products. I chose to do so because I am supporting the economy of Switzerland, there is much less shipping involved and it is a bit cheaper than having to order things from abroad all of the time. There is as well the bigger issue and that is that I know that these products are not tested on animals. So if you are living in Switzerland you might enjoy to see what I have picked out for my new skincare. But if you are not, you might be bored of these posts. 

But without further ado, I would like to talk about my new evening face moisturizer! It took me forever to choose this one! I was really torn between couple of different types from Kneipp but in the end I chose the Aloe Vera one and I do not regret it! The name on the jar is of course in 3 different languages. German:  Aloe Vera Gesichtsbalsam - regeneriert normale/empfindliche Haut,  French: Aloe Vera Baume Pour Le Visage - régénère peaux normales/sensibles and Italian: Balsamo Per Il Viso - rigenera pelle normale/sensibile.

Before I start I would like to quickly mention the ingredients:

Aqua (Water), Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Oil, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter) Fruit, Dextrin, Glycerin, Cetearyl Alcohol, Cera Alba, Xanthan Gum, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract, Calophyllum Inophyllum Seed Oil, Tocopheryl Acetate, Panthenol, Allantoin, Retinyl Palmitate, Citrus Grandis (Grapefruit) Peel Oil, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Oil, Citrus Medica Limonum (Lemon) Peel Oil, Lavandula Hybrida Oil, Limonene, Linalool, Citral, Parfum (Fragrance), Glyceryl Stearate, Potassium Palmitoyl Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein, Caprylyl Glycol, Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl

As you can see it is without parabens and mineral oil, but it has all these other oils such as Sweet Almond Oil, Jojoba oil and Shea Butter (and that are just the three first ingredients, if you don't count water)

It is as well without any coloring and preservatives. Therefore this 50 ml glass jar should only be used for 3 months, that really isn't a problem since the jar is small.

The cream itself is quite think but is absorbed quickly into the skin, it is as well incredible smooth and soft. I feel it soothes and hydrates the skin after being out in the sun or after a bath incredibly well.

It doesn't really have a strong scent to it but it has an Aloe Vera hint to it. I don't have anything bad to say about this cream because in my opinion there isn't anything bad about it.

I might buy another jar of this cream after I finish this one (or in about 2 months) or I might try some of their other moisturisers.


Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Review: Vichy Normaderm - Deep Cleansing Gel

I wanted to talk about my favorite face cleanser at the moment. As you can see on the picture below I have been using it for quite a long time now and I really can say that  it is a product I love. I as well love the bottle since it stands out and you can see how much product there is left! 

Vichy describes this product as:
Deep Cleansing Gel for clear skin with Salicylic Acid + Totarol + Eperuline. Purifies without drying and gently eliminates impurities. Immediately soothes skin.
It is a perfect description for the product since it is very accurate.

Where should I start with this product? My main thing about it is that it works, it really helps my skin be acne (almost) free. I really like the scent of this Deep Cleansing Gel, it somehow reminds me of the smell in the air after a good rain. 

As you can see it has a pump and I usually use two pumps for my face and neck and work it into my dry skin first, I then quickly wet my hands and keep on massaging my face in circular motions. When the water is added the Vichy Normaderm Deep Cleansing Gel starts to foam up a bit.

It foams nicely without being too foamy and it is easily washed off and doesn't leave any residue on my skin. My skin just feels great after using the Cleansing Gel, it just feels clean.

I would recommend this to anyone that has sensitive acne prone skin, sadly it isn't cruelty free since it is owned by L'Oreal. It is sold in many pharmacies or you can buy it online from Vichy for $18.

Sunday, June 16, 2013

Video: Empties #4 and a Project Pan Update

Products mentioned:
Clinique - Clarifying Lotion 2
Migros - I am - Feel Good - Orange Blossoms
Migros - I am - Natural Cosmetics Deo Roll-on Orange & Sanddorn (Orange and Sea-buckthorn)
Yves Rocher - Clean Skin Scrub with Apricot Seed (Review)
Montagne Jeunesse - Face Food - Cucumber & Apple Reviving Face Masque
Montagne Jeunesse - Face Food - Orange Oil & Vitamin C Peel Off Face Masque
Bode - Sterillium Gel
Crabtree and Evelyn - Ultra-Moisturising Hand Therapy - Rosewater
Mavala - Tropique (Pictures of the nail polish)
Florisens - Encens De Poche - Contemplation
Clinique - 3-Step Skincare - 2 days supply
Weleda - Pomegranate Regenerating Body Lotion

Project Pan:
Lanôme -Bi-Facil - Non Oily - Sensitive Eyes - Instant Cleanser
Mavala - Incolore


Friday, June 14, 2013

Follow Them - Friday Blog Hop

I am super exited to be (for the first time) a co-host of a blog hop!!

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Join {us} in this awesome & fun Blog Hop {that has an incredibly long name}...
  When life gives you links... Follow Them. Friday Blog Hop. 
For short; let's call it - the Follow Them. Blog Hop or #Followthembh -

We are keeping this one short and simple.
1. Subscribe to the host of this blog hop {first link in the linky}
2. Subscribe to the two co-hosts of this blog hop {second two links in the linky}
3. Check out at least {3} of the links before you && come back next week to start again.

If you'd like for the host & co-hosts to stop by your blog as well, make sure to say hi! :)
Feel free to grab the button & share this blog hop with your friends.
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Sunday, June 9, 2013

Video: Get Ready With Me + Chit-Chat

Products I am using:

Vichy - Normaderm Deep Cleansing Gel
Migros - I am - Natrual Cosmetics Cornflower Toner
Alba Botanica - Nartual Acne Dote
Clinique - All About Eyes (Review )
Clinique - Face Cream SPF 40
Clinique - Age Defense BB Cream SPF 30 - Shade 1 (Review )
MUA - Blush Perfection Cream Blusher - Blossom
Clinique - Almost Powder Makeup SPF 15 - 01 Fair
Clinique - Stay Matte Sheer Pressed Powder Oil Free - 02 Stay Neutral
MUA - Undressed Eyeshadow Palette - Shade 4 + 6
Clinique - High Impact Mascara - Black
Yves Rocher - Eye liner - Plumb
Yves Rocher - Tribal Attitude Lip Gloss - Sienna Red (Review )

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