2017/04/18

clinique - eye cream battle



I figured out that it would be quite fun to talk all about eyes, or more specifically about eye creams. I only recently understood the importance of eye creams, as I always thought that they were only used for anti-aging purposes which I'm not really into at my age. But after consulting a doctor because I had really bad dry patches all around my eyes, I started using an eye cream each and every morning and evening to prevent dryness and it really helped me. So I thought it could be helpful to talk you throught these 2 eye creams that are both from Clinique and compare them for you. Therefor I have divided the comparison into 3 different categories that I'm focusing on for this review : price and packaging, promised effect, and final thoughts.

Price and Packaging


The Pep-Start Eye Cream is normally sold in a 15ml tube for around 25€. The All About Eyes Eye Cream however is around 10€ more expensive for the same amount of product.

Packaging-wise, the Pep-Start one is available in a tube with a small massage ball that is supposed to make the product glide on easier and increase blood circulation. The All About Eyes cream is in a classic pod where you have to dip your finger in to then apply the eye cream. 

- For me personally, the Pep-Start Eye Cream wins this category, because I'm more a fan of a quick application, and it's cheaper. Nevertheless, I think that this one is a very personal one, so everybody should think about what they personally like better. -

Promised effect


The Pep-Start Eye Cream promises to reduce dark circles and little fatigue and stress wrinkles, aswell as to make your makeup glide on more simple and even. It also is supposed to make you look more awake and fresh obviously, and to be the perfect companion for an on-the-go touch-up.

The All About Eyes Eye Cream on the other hand, promises to reduce puffiness, dark circles and little wrinkles, aswell as to make the eye-makeup stay on for a longer period of time.

- I don't struggle with really bad dark circles ; nevertheless, I don't get very much sleep these last couple of weeks so I really could see the effects over a longer period of time.In my opinion, the All About Eyes Cream did a better job at this one as I could actually see a difference before and after using it. - 

Final thoughts


I actually have to consent to all the good things that beauty and skincare lovers all around the planet say about the All About Eyes Cream, which for me is the winner. Don't get me wrong, I really like both of these and I'll continue using them both, but I do like the nourrishing effect and the fact that it visibly reduces dark circles and puffiness better on the All About Eyes Cream. 

What is your eye cream of choice?

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2017/04/14

castle on the hill




In addition to my previous post about a little roadtrip that we did last Sunday, I wanted to quickly share a few more pictures aswell as my Outfit details. 

As I knew that we'd go for a casual afternoon, searching for a good spot to watch the sunset, I went for a very laid-back look with my favorite Topshop Mom Jeans, a vintage blouse by Anne Weyburn and my well-loved Adidas Stan Smith Sneakers that you have seen way too often already. To top the look up, I wore a little necklace from Topshop and my Roberto Cavalli flower print bag. It was a very sunny day so I went for a pair of dark brown Hugo Boss sunglasses aswell. In the evening, when it got a little more chilly outside, I threw a simple grey knight cardigan that I got from Topshop a few years ago. Even though it's not the most special outfit I've every posted, I quite liked it. Comfortable and cute, that's the motto!





Blouse - - -  Anne Weyburn
Mom Jeans - - - Topshop
Cardigan - - - Topshop

Sneakers - - - Adidas Stan Smith
Bag - - - Roberto Cavalli

Necklace - - - Topshop
Sunglasses - - - Hugo Boss

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2017/04/10

on sundays, we're adventurous


Have you ever just sat in your car and drove around without a fix destination in mind? Stopped in the middle of nowhere and just appreciated for a moment the little things around you? Watched the sunset and enjoyed good music and deep talks with your friends?

If you haven't, you should try it and you'll be impressed at how amazing it feels to take a little break from everything, even if it's only on a little one-day-roadtrip. I had quite a nice afternoon yesterday (which you perhaps can see on the pictures) and I hope you enjoyed your Sunday, too, and had a great start into the new week!








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2017/04/06

13 Reasons Why

After finishing this series, the idea came to me that I'd like to start a new series on my blog, presenting you my favorite series and films. I sometimes find it quite hard to find a new series or film to watch, because people mostly talk about the same series/films over and over again. I thought that maybe this would help a few of you to discover something new, and so I will present you the new series 13 Reasons Why today.

THE BOOK

13 Reasons Why is a book by Jay Asher which was first published in 2007. The book tells the story of Hannah Baker, a high school girl that commits suicide. Before taking her own life, she records 13 cassette tapes on which she gives all the reasons for her actions. The story is told from the high schooler Clay Jensen's perspective, who was not only a friend of Hannah's but also is desperately trying to understand what exactly happened that apparently left her with no other choice than to commit suicide, by listening to the tapes.

THE SERIES

On 31st March of this year the long-awaited, eponymous series came out. The executive producers were singer and actress Selena Gomez and her mother, who both described the production of this specific series as an affair of the heart.
The first season has 13 episodes, each about 50 - 55 minutes long. Each episode is dealing with one of Hannah's tapes who form the center of the plot.
Until now, there is no official announcement on whether Netflix is counting on producing a second season or not, but as the first season is only out for about a week, we can assume that they eventually will speak out about this matter some time in the ( hopefully near ) future.

MY PERSONAL OPINION

Even though I'm a huge fan of books and am reading quite a lot, I'll have to admit that I didn't know about this book before I heard Selena Gomez speak up about the series project. After watching the trailer, it was quite clear to me that I really had to watch the series as soon as it would come out. And so I watched the 13 episodes in about 5 days, and am now really hoping for a second season.

What I really loved about it was the fact that there was finally somebody who speaks up about the struggles and issues that many teenagers have to face on a daily basis. I don't want to spoiler, so I won't speak about the kind of issues that the series is thematizing. The cast of the production often pointed out how important it was to them to say the 'unromantizised truth' about teenage suicide and the issues that can lead to such a drastic reaction. In my opinion, they really did a good job at portraying the reality which isn't a very easy task.

Even though this is a more subjective opinion, I personally also quite liked that there was no really famous actor (or actress) playing a caracter, as this made the story even more authentical and somehow relatable in my opinion. It's quite hard for me to say that the actors 'played the caracters' because in my opinion, they were the caracters for the length of the series which is rare to find in such an extent.

The 2 main caracters were impersonated by Christian Minnette ( as Clay Jenson ), whom I haven't seen in any productions before this one ( even though he has been around for quite some time as it seems ), and Katherine Langford ( as Hannah Baker ), for whom this series was actually an acting premiere ( believe it or not ). They both did a great job and I look forward to see even more productions with them, and hopefully in a second season of 13 Reasons Why.

CONCLUSION

As you may have guessed after my long raving about the series, I would highly recommend you look into the series ( or the book ). Not only is it a really well-executed production, but it also thematizes very important issues that our society is dealing with. Issues which people have to take more serious and speak up about. Hopefully, this series will mark the beginning of a bigger concern for these problems, make people pay more attention to their surrounding and eventually, finding a solution or helping others who struggle with this kind of things.

THE TRAILER / FEATURETTE


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