Bioderma Sensibo H2O Cleansing and Make Up Remover Water- Micelle Solution

Bioderma Sensibo H2O WM

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The face is a picture of the mind with the eyes as its interpreter.”

Marcus Tullius Cicero

Review: Sensibo H2O was recommended to me by my colleague. She has a wonderful skin and I asked how does she cleanse it. She said: Bioderma Micelle Solution. It looks like water, it feels like water, but it works much better than just water.

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Alverde Aqua Gesichtstonner Meeresalge

For most of history, Anonymous was a woman.”

Virginia Woolf

Alverde Aqua Gesichtswasser Meeresalge-face toner Alverde Aqua dm drogerie wm

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 Today’s review is about Alverde Aqua Gesichtswasser Meeresalge face toner for normal and mixed complexion, which is the second element of my daily routine. I try to have as many face cosmetics as possible from one brand if all of them are decent. I’m hopeful that I minimise allergy risk in doing so.

Alverde is one of my favourites from DM – a German beauty supermarkets with great quality products. I already recommended some of their products, and I have some more coming up for review – watch this space.

Alverde brand products are vegan and have been dermatologically tested. In most cases, they have organic ingredients and natural oils-see Ingredients below for this face toner.
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Guerlain Rouge G L’Extrait Creme De Rouge Matte-A luxurious, ultra-pigmented lip tint

“Elegance is when the inside is as beautiful as the outside
-Coco Chanel

Guerlain Rouge G L'Extrait Creme De Rouge Matte

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Brand: Guerlain
Product: Guerlain Rouge G L’Extrait Lipgloss –A luxurious, ultra-pigmented lip tint

Country of origin: Made in France

Price: £31.50

Review of the product: I bought this lip gloss together with a mascara from Guerlain, in the same case as Rouge G L’Extrait Lipgloss has an extremely elegant case.

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Alverde Intensiv Handcreme Granatapfel – Alverde Intensive Handcream with Pomegranate

Alverde Handcream Granatapfel

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Review: If your hands need an immediate help after winter or after household or garden works, this Alverde Intensiv Handcreme Granatapfel will be the right choice.

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Mandara Spa Island Paradise Revitalising Foot Butter

“Look up at the stars and not down at your feet. Try to make sense of what you see, and wonder about what makes the universe exist. Be curious.
-Stephen Hawking

Well, Mr Hawking, sometimes we need to look at our feet as well..

Mandara Spa Paradise Island Revitalising Feet Butter

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Brand: Mandara Spa
Product: Mandara Spa Island Paradise Revitalizing Foot Butter

Country of origin: the UK
Size: 100ml

Price: £5
Elka’s rating: 6

1=Wasted money
2=So so
3=Just okay
4=Good, but has some failures
5=Very good, but not ideal
6=Excellent, I would buy it again

Review of the product:

I have bought this foot butter after my positive experiences with Mandara SPA Tropical Blooms shower gel, which I reviewed on my blog earlier during my grocery shopping at Sainsbury’s.

As I always read labels what is on the ingredients list and  I am very impressed with Mandara SPA products how they are formulated using naturally active raw materials.

This is rare nowadays to see such high quality of products in a grocery supermarket.
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Garnier Ultimate Blends Vanilla and Papaya Shampoo for mid and long hair


“Gentlemen prefer blondes… but gentlemen marry brunettes. “
-Anita Loos

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Brand: Garnier
Category: shampoo
Name: Garnier Ultimate Blend Shampoo withVanilla milk and Papaya
Country of origin: Made in France
Size: 250ml

Price: ca £ 3.5

Review of the product:  While visiting France I have seen many Garnier shampoos on the supermarket shelf. That brand seems to be very popular there.

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Dip Eyeliner Waterproof Manhattan

The beauty of a woman must be seen from in her eyes, because that is the

doorway to her heart, the place where the loves resides.”

Audrey Hepburn

Dip Eye Liner Manhatan wm

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Brand: Manhattan
Category: Eye Liner
Name: Dip Eye Liner Waterproof Manhattan
Country of origin: Made in Germany
Price: ca 5EUR

Review of the product:  I have this product on my bathroom shelf for years and it is a must have for every lady who loves an eye make up with eye liners. First time I bought it in Germany in year 2000. It is an excellent product.

It does not cause any allergy on my sensitive eyes, which is also very important with eye make up products.

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