Sunday, February 21, 2021

The Skincare Products That Really Work.

*This Post Contains PR Samples 

Skincare Products That Actually Work, Clinique Avene CeraVe

I really love discovering new skincare products. I probably try more products than my skin really wants me to, but I find that you really have to do a lot of research before finding creams, cleansers and serums that actually make a difference. So today I am sharing with you my Top 5 Skincare products, that actually really work. 

Skincare Products That Actually Work, Clinique Avene CeraVe

1. CeraVe Hydrating Cleanser

I only recently started using the CeraVe Hydrating Cleanser and I am already in love. It really does what it says. It cleanses your skin but also hydrates it at the same time. That doesn't mean you should skip your moisturiser after cleansing, but it certainly leaves my skin feel smooth and not stripped and tight like a lot of cleansers tend to do. Love it!

2. Avene TriAcneal Emulsion 

This has been my secret weapon for years now. I think I first used it around 8 years ago when I suddenly started to break out on my forehead. I normally never have any skin issues and this really threw me off. This Avene TriAcneal Emulsion helped me so much. Every time I now feel my skin getting uneven I will use this (only where it needs it) and in a few days, it is all gone. Everyone should have it in their beauty drawer!

3. Clinique Take The Day Off Cleansing Balm 

Another one of my faves. Since I wear a lot of waterproof Eyeliner and Mascara, a normal cleanser doesn't cut it for me. The Clinique Take The Day Off Cleansing Balm is a godsend. It so easily removed ALL my makeup and my skin feels so soft and clean after. I mostly go in again, to double cleanse, with the CeraVe Cleanser. A real dream team! 

4. Clinique All About Eyes Eye Cream Rich

I haven't used any other eye cream for years. The Clinique All About Eyes Rich is such a gorgeous and rich eye cream. It doesn't irritate my eyes, which a lot of other creams do. A real dream eye cream. 

5. Clinique Moisture Surge Moisturiser

The Clinique Moisture Surge moisturiser is my go-to day moisturiser. It is so light and works perfectly under my makeup. For the night I tend to go for something heavier, like facial oils. But for the day this is the perfect moisturiser for me. 

What are your go-to skincare products that actually make a difference?

x Lisa

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Sunday, February 7, 2021

5 Easy Lifestyle Changes To Instantly Make You Feel Better.

*This post contains PR Samples


Sometimes I feel like all we do is constantly trying to improve every single aspect of our lives. Don't get me wrong, I think progress is a great thing and we all should strive to do and feel better. However, when we overwhelm ourselves with these huge aspirations and we don't nail them right away, we tend to simply give up. This is why I think that small changes can have the biggest and most importantly lasting impact. Today I want to share with you 5 easy lifestyle changes that will make you feel better instantly. 

1. Drink more water. 
This is such an easy thing to do. However, we tend to forget about drinking enough water from time to time. So let this be your reminder: Hydration is key! I recently discovered Waterdrop, a delicious and healthy way to add flavour to your water. I like the taste of plain water but I still find myself craving some more flavour in my drink more often than not. This is why I love waterdrops. Their flavours are natural, sugar-free and delicious. My fave flavours are Glow (mango, cactus fruit and artichoke), Boost (Blackcurrant, Elderflower and Acai) and Relax (Hisbiscus, Acerola and Aronia). And do we have to talk about how cute this re-usable steel bottle is? I am obsessed!


2. Get into a schedule and stick to it. 
Getting up and going to bed at roughly the same time every day has huge benefits. You will feel less groggy in the mornings and your body will get used to your routines. Of course, that will make you more productive. Sounds great, right? And don't worry. I won't tell you do get up at 5 am every single day. You should find a rhythm that fits your lifestyle and your body. Some people thrive with an early morning and some are most productive in the evenings. So please don't let anybody tell you that you can only be successful when you get up before sunrise. You do you! But do it consistently!

3. Just move. 
Anytime I see an article talking about ways to improve your life, your health or your mood it talks about the importance of exercise. I know this topic can be daunting and does not sound like an 'easy lifestyle change'. But with exercise, I don't mean a 10K or 2-hour weight lifting session. Just try to get your steps in and take the stairs instead of the elevator. These are small changes that are easily implemented and will have a great effect on your overall wellbeing. 

4. Get rid of it. 
There is something so therapeutic about clearing your space. It is almost like you are clearing your mind at the same time. So next time you feel like your head is just everywhere and you can't concentrate, maybe try to declutter your surroundings. This doesn't have to mean that you do a huge clear-out session. Just take on one corner, drawer, box at a time. 

5. Learn to say no. 
Okay, I have to admit that this is quite hard for me personally... and I am working on it! I know we all want to be the best friend, daughter, partner, employee possible and that is GREAT. Keep up that mentality. But sometimes, we forget that we actually have the right to say no. You don't have to be at every party every gathering and every event. If you focus your energy consciously there will be much greater results than when you try to do everything and please everyone at the same time. Try it, it feels great!

x Lisa
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Sunday, January 24, 2021

The Winter Haircare Routine.

Winter Haircare Products Routine

We have talked about Winter Skincare plenty in the last couple of months. But there is more to adjust in your beauty regimen than your skincare products when it comes to the colder months. I always like to switch up my hair care products to give my hair back some moisture that it definitely loses in those dry periods of the year. 

So today I am sharing with you my current winter hair care products.


Winter Haircare Products Routine Matrix Wella

 

The Shampoo

I have recently started using Matrix products. They are actually the most affordable salon-grade products I have come across yet. And what can I say, I adore them! The Matrix High Amplify shampoo gives my hair the volume that it tends to lose when I work with a lot of hair oils. This shampoo feels clean without drying and nourishing without making my hair heavy. I adore it. 

The Conditioner 

I was initially planning on picking up the Matrix High Amplify conditioner to go with my shampoo. But as I use conditioner only in the lengths on my hair, I wanted something more nourishing that might help my damaged hair. The Matrix Re-Bond conditioner is amazing! Honestly, it gives me a similar effect to the Olaplex products I used to use when I was bleaching my hair. 

The Mask 

Every weekend I like to treat my hair to a hair mask. And my current product of choice is the Wella Professionals Oil Reflections mask. After shampooing my hair (and not using conditioner!) I apply the mask generously and leave it for a couple of hours, depending on how much time I have. Then I rinse it with cold water and my hair is silky soft. When my hair is struggling majorly I even use the hair mask instead of conditioner after every wash for a couple of weeks. It does wonders for the structure of my hair!

The Oils

One thing that I need all year round and especially in the wintertime is a good hair oil. And recently I have been using two. The Wella SP Luxe Oil is the one I use in the morning in the ends of my hair to give it a nice shine and make it look less frizzy. The Matrix Oil Wonder Indian Amla oil is the one I use in the night and then put up my hair in a bun to let it soak in. But be careful, with these oils you would really only use 1-2 pumps depending on the length of your hair. Try also to focus on the ends and don't use it on the roots of your hair. 


What are your winter hair care products that you can't live without?

x Lisa

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