Monthly Archives: March 2020

Testing a skincare brand – The Ordinary – Haul

I want to start using The ordinary line. I have heard many good things about the brand. And if any Danes follow you can get on many danes sites like cocopanda and matas.

It is really an affordable brand compared to other brands.
I want to try the the brand out for a good month. On the 1. of april is where I will start using it.

I want to document the process, therefor I want to take pictures and tell you about my experience. I will post once a week on how my skin is feeling.

Before I got these product I did do my research about the brand. They specifically have some for dry skin and that is exactly what I need. They also some for acne prone skin. I don’t have a lot of acne or other things. therefor I got these products because I think they will fit my skin pretty good.
I have also watched a lot of youtube videos and reviews.

They do have an example of a skincare regime on there website.

I just wanted to put a picture up, so you can see how my skin is looking, ofcourse you can get better view in real life. But I can tell you that my skin has dry patches, and no matter how much water I drink, how much moisturising cream I put on my skin they just won’t go away. I have always dealt with dry skin.
The other thing is I have these little bumps on my skin, not pimples but more of an irritated skin.
When I got in my teenage years I got really bad dark under eyes, and I always want to wear concealer because I think I look a little sick.

Products I got:

Glycolic acid 7% toning solution

A glycolic acid 7% toning solution
This claims to improve skin radiance and improves skin texture.

100% plant derived squalane

100% plant derived squaline.
This claims to hydrate the skin.

Caffeine solution 5% + EGCG

Caffeine solution 5% + EGCG
This is for my undereyes. It claims to reduce the looks of puffiness and dark circles .

AHA 30% – BHA 2% peeling solution

AHA 30% + BHA 2% peeling solution
This is an acid – and you are only allowed to apply it 1-2 times a week for a maximum of 10 minutes. If you have sensitive skin, then this is maybe not a product for you.
Using it for the first time it is recommended to start with 2 minutes, the next time you apply it for 3 minutes and so on. Alpha hydroxy acids (AHA) exfoliate the skin’s topmost surface for a brighter and more even appearance. the formula is supposed to improve skin texture.

Marine Hyaluronics

Marine hyalorurnics
I originally wanted to get the hyaluronic acid 2% + B5.
This marine hyaluronics is a gentler version, but it also has hyaluronic acid which gives the skin a moisture boost . hyaluronic acid can hold a thousand times its weight in water

Squalane cleanser

Squalane cleanser
A cleanser to take of makeup or just to use as a face cleanser.
When you warm it up between your fingers it turns into and oil. I have experienced foam cleaners and they just doesn’t work for me.

Natural moisturizing factors + HA

Natural moisturizing factors + HA
A moisturizer containing hyaluronic acid.
Got this because it claims to moisturize.

Always do a patch test
Before using these or any other new skincare product, you should do a patch test on a small area, to see if your skin reacts to any of the ingredients in the formula. One time i bought a product claiming to be for sensitive skin and perfume free, and my skin reacted with getting super red and getting really hot, so always do a patch test on a small areal on your forearm or behind your ear.

Disclaimer!
I am not a esthetician or have any other education about skin/skincare. So you should really do your research before trying out new skincare. Just because something works for me, doesn’t necessarily means it will work for you.

The ordinarys website – https://theordinary.deciem.com/

Thanks for coming coming on this journey with me, can’t wait to update you.

Much Love
Maria

Get to know me – 25 questions

GET TO KNOW ME

1. Where are you from
Denmark
2. Share you favorite subject in high school.

English or danish
3. What is your favorite drink?
probilly mojito or strawberry daiquiri. not a huge drinker
4. What is your favorite song at the moment?

I see you (Theme from Avatar) by Leona Lewis discovered it a couple of days ago – love the voice!
5. What would you (or have you) name your children?

Boy – Matthew
Girl – Isabella
6. Have you participated in any sports?

i did take tennis lessons when I was younger.
7. What is your favorite book?

I don’t read a lot. but a book I have read a lot when I was younger was nightshade. I have never finished the series. (that’s how bad I am with keeping up with book reading)
8. What is your favorite color?

Blue.
9. What is your favorite animal?

I love all kind of animals, but a cat – I know maybe a bit boring.
10. What is your favorite perfume?

A cheap one I bought in december called Tendenza for her – van Gils
11. What is your favorite holiday?

Anything thats has a warm weather – hate the cold.
12. On a scale from 1 – 10, rate your childhood.

I would say a 7.
13. Have you been out of the country?

Yes I use to go on vacation with my family a lot when I was younger
I have been to
Greece
poland
germany
Sweden
Bulgaria. i would love to see more of the world
14. Do you speak any different languages?

My native language is danish. Then I speak English. I speak a little german, spanish(still learning it). I also understand a little norwegian.
15. Do you have any siblings?

Yes I have 4 brothers. 2 younger brothers and 2 olders brothers.
16. What is your favorite store?

We have store in denmark called NORMAL. It kind of is like a drugstore except they don’t sell groceries.
17. What is your favorite restaurant?

anything with sushi
18. Did you like school?

Yes and no. I was a shy kid when I was younger and that kind of stopped myself into doing a lot of thing
19. Who are some of your favorite YouTubers?

Itsjudyslife – watching some of their old vlogs
Stephanie Soo – a mugbanger and her vlogchannel Missmangobutt
RemLife – lifestyle vlogger
Heather Robertson for home workouts
20. What is your favorite movie?

Alita – battle angel. It changes all the time.
21. What are some of your favorite tv shows?

FRIENDS
Outlander
Riverdale
Click here to see my favorite tv shows right now on netflix
22. PC or mac?

Mac – Love my macbook pro
23. What phone do you have?

Oneplus 6T.
24. How tall are you?

165 cm.
25. Do you have any pets?

No but I would love to.

That was a little about me

Much Love
Maria

TV Shows I am loving on netflix right now

Are you in quarantine because if the Covid-19 or are you just looking to binge on a new show?

I will share with you series i am loving right now.
I live in denmark so some of the series may not be on your netflix.

Riverdale
I have been watching this show from the beginning. It is one of those show that is interesting but still a bit weird, you can’t stop watching.
This has it ups and down, but still wanting to see how this show develops.
If you love a good teenage drama with a twist of murder and gangs this is the show for you.

Once a witch
This is a spanish series. I don’t speak spanish but I really want to learn it. This gives me a chance for me to learn and understand the language. The second season has just come out so definitely binging on that πŸ˜€
It is about a witch who comes from the past into the future. seems kinda weird but it is actually pretty funny and interesting.

Outlander
I love this series. It got history, love stories, drama.
I love the acting it really gets hooked. the plot is really convincing.

Sex education
This show is about a kind of awkward a teenage kid who teaches kid about love/sex. It is really funny.

The witcher
My boyfriend wanted to watch this with me, and I was like sure why not, but I was pleasantly surprised of the acting and the fight scenes. I did not expect to love this but Henry Cavill is the perfect actor for the main character (plus he is good looking :D). I know it has been out for a while, but just go watch if you won’t be disappointed.

YOU
Season 1 and 2
This show always has you on the edge of your seat. Sometimes you think oh I know what is going to happen, but then you get shocked.
The is just a good show, it is a about a stalker joe and that’s is all I am going to say, because I don’t want to spoil it if you haven’t watched it.

Are there any show you would recommend that is an absolutely must to see on netflix. Please let me know.

Much love
Maria

Favorite skincare right now

What I use in the morning

In the morning I have been using Garnier Lavindin anti wrinkle cream. I bought this when it first came out because I wanted to try it, but it has become my everyday staple face cream. it doesn’t irritate my skin, and I have almost ran out of it, that is how much I love it

What I use in the evenings

My skin is so dry, and I have a tendency to get these dry patches so I have to use a thick cream at night so my skin have time to really soak it in.

To take my makeup of I use the Garnier bio lemon grass gel wash I don’t use this around my eyes, but manly on my face. If I have mascara or eyeshadow I will use coconut oil. I love the chamomile cleanser from the body shop, but it is just kind if expensive to me so I and I feel just like coconut oil so therefor I would rather just use coconut oil, plus I always have it on hand because I use it in cooking too. πŸ˜€
I don’t use any toner because I feel like it dry out my skin. but then I apply my lotion. in a couple of months I have used the overnight mask from pure and care the honey sleep mask. I love this stuff, even though it is an overnight mask, it does soke in rather quickly (depending on how much you use) an it just leaves my skin feeling soft

I don’t have a long list of products I use, I like to keep it simple

Are there any products you have tried that is really good for dry skin. I would love to know

Much Love
Maria