The Beauty Secret Advent Calendar – Week 3

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Let’s see what the third week of my beauty advent calendar brought!

 

Box 12  Foreo Luna Play Go + Celestial Melting Gel Night Cleanser 15ml

I’ve never tried any face cleansing brushes or other use-at-home devices so this was a nice surprise for me. Foreo Luna Play Go is the smallest skin cleansing device in Foreo’s selection and it’s good for about 100 uses. It’s not rechargable but you can always use it for brush cleansing after the battery dies. As I said I haven’t tried any facial brush cleansers but I’ve always thought they were a bit unhygienic. This device however is easy to keep clean and is hygienic. I’ve been using this for a week now and I love it. I think I’ll buy the regular sized device later. This makes my skin extremely clean and it feels softer than usual after using this. You’re supposed to use the device for a minute on your face so I think that alone keeps your skin healthier – normally I wash my face so quickly and don’t give time for my cleanser to work it’s magic. Pairing this with your favorite cleanser definitely makes your skin care regime more effective! The Cleanser is okay too and I’ve used it for a week and will use it as long as it lasts – but I don’t like it’s scent.

Box 13 Wella Professionals Oil Reflections Shampoo 50ml
I like Wella products. My scalp has been a bit difficult though so I couldn’t try this yet (I’ve been using my Go-To Organic Shampoo instead). I think I’ll save this for traveling since it’s the perfect size for that.

Box 14 Origins GinZing Energy-Boosting Moisturizer 3oml
Radiance-boosting moisturizer suitable for all skin types. It’s oil-free so it’s really lightweight. This absorbs quickly and leaves a smooth skin: perfect for under makeup. Origins is a new brand to me but it’s products are “powered by nature and proven by science”. So there’s natural oils and ingredients paired with synthetic ones. This smells good and I like the packaging but I haven’t fallen in love with this – yet. (Like I did with REN face lotion last week.)

Box 15 NUXE Huile Prodidgieuse Or Multi-Purpose Dry Oil 10ml
Oh how many times I’ve looked at this and thinking of buying it! Now I got this little bottle to test it out. First of all: it’s beautiful. Golden packaging with golden shimmering oil – yes! It’s dry oil so it’s pretty lightweight and doesn’t leave my skin all greasy. The one thing I don’t like about this though is the scent. I have a pretty selective nose when it comes to scents I see. Don’t think I’ll ever buy this in regular size ’cause of that.

Box 16 Pur cosmetics Impact Mascara
Pur cosmetics is mineral based makeup and skincare solutions. I actually like this mascara a lot. It works for my thin lashes and lasts well. And it doesn’t irritate my eyes at all.

Box 17 Bellapierre Gel Eyeliner in Ebony
How many black liners does a girl need? Let me tell you: one. And I already have three. Now four. It’s a black liner and it draws a black line – end of story. Boring.

Box 18 CODAGE Paris Micro-Peeling Mask 15ml
Yes! I love AHA/BHA products and I love masks. This is a gel composed with AHA (fruit acids) and BHA (salisylic acid) which unclogs pores and eliminates impurities. I just did a mask yesterday so I couldn’t try this just yet but will definitely do so later. There’s a good chance I’ll give a small review on my snapchat about this later (charkkueve) if I don’t blog about it next week.

Another great week of surprises in my calendar! I’m happy about these – all though I noticed I crave for more makeup products. I already run out of some products I got in the first week of this calendar: Rituals Body Cream and Pixi Glow Tonic. They were both great! It’s also exciting to be running out of products even though they’re small sizes.

Anyway – one more week to go! I’m excited. Will post the last week and my full review on the calendar next sunday 25.12.! Stay tuned.

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My hair care routine & products

Taking care of your hair is just as important as skincare. Or at least it should be but for me it has been a bit challenging. Where skincare and makeup is easy and familiar to me I feel like I know nothing about hair. Luckily I’ve got better with it and now I actually have a good routine and some great products to share with you. My hair is a bit curly so it’s dry and it’s a bit damaged because of the dyeing. My hair colour is quite ashy cool-toned blonde which I also try to maintain with the right products.

DAILY

L’ORÈAL PROFESSIONEL ABSOLUT REPAIR cellular shampoo
My favourite shampoo that I couldn’t live without. It’s feels so nourishing and soft yet it still washes my scalp and hair perfectly clean. I highly recommend this for dry blonde hair.


L’ORÈAL PROFESSIONEL SILVER shampoo
This is a classic. This does what it’s meant to do and helps to maintain a cool tone in the hair. I’ve used this many years. Silver shampoos can be drying so I only use this once or twice a week. The product is violet-coloured but I don’t think you can get a blue hair with this (which is a good thing and a problem with some silver shampoos!). This works for beginners also.

Davines OI Conditioner
This is my hair’s best friend. I took a risk buying this since it’s a big bottle but luckily this works like a dream. It has some natural ingredients in it such as oils. This works quickly in the shower and doesn’t need extra time to smooth the hair. But if you do leave it on just for a few minutes your hair feels even softer. This has a unique forested scent to it which I’ve already got used to.
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WELLA EIMI Perfect Me Lightweight BB-cream
This BB cream is more effective than leave-on-conditioners but lighter than treatmeant oils. I love this! This brings just enough extra moisture to my hair and makes them easy to comb through. This also has a heat protection and a nice clean scent.  I use this 1-2 pumps after shower.

ALTER EGO ARGANIKARE Day Therapy Miracle Oil
Hair oil finishes the look, makes dry ends disappear and brings shine to the hair. I like this particular oil and have repurchased it two times. This is quite cheap but it does the job and smells deliciously of vanilla. You can use this a lot without you hair looking dirty. Only downside to this is that I don’t know where you can get this since I bought it from wholesale (only for professionals). 

WEEKLY/MONTHLY

Biozell PROFESSIONAL Deep Cleansing Shampoo
Deep cleansing shampoos remove the stubborn build-up or other chemicals from your hair. They also help to brighten up the hair colour. I use this about once a month. Especially after holidays abroad I like to wash my hair properly to get rid of any impurities such as chlorine. This also helps to remove unwanted colour from your hair. Let’s say you happen to dye your hair purple and want to get rid of it – this helps to tone it down. And yeah I speak from experience.

GOLDWELL Soft Colour 10V Foam Colorant
This foam colorant helps to maintain a cool tone in my hair. This is super effectice – almost like a dye. This works best for dry hair. I comb this through and leave it on for a good thirty minutes before rinsing it off. Even though it’s a colorant it’s also very nourishing so my hair doesn’t feel dry after using this.  This is a new favourite which makes me dye my hair less. I use this 1-2 per month or before some important occasion when I want my hair to look extra gorgeous.

SANTE Treatment Shampoo FAMILY
After giving up birth control pills I’ve had problems with the dryness and oiliness of my scalp. I looked for an organic option to help solve the problem. I feel like this organic shampoo calmed my scalp and helped with the problem. However I felt like this made my hair tangled and it needed more conditioner than usual. This didn’t foam like shampoos usually do but I think that it has to do with this being an organic product.

WELLA SP LUXE OIL Keratin Restore Mask
This is the best nourishing hair mask that I’ve ever tried. This is like magic. This makes my hair silky smooth and I love the scent that this has. I use this once a week. I apply it to damp hair, let it work it’s magic for ten minutes and rinse it off. Hair mask might sound unnecessary but it’s the key to a smooth healthy hair. Remember to pamper your hair!

Do you have same favourites? What’s your go-to products for hair? Please leave a comment.