Review: A-Brand AB – Nail Polish Remover Quick & Easy

I bought this at Åhléns when I was in desperate need of a new nail polish remover.

Quick & Easy Nail polish remover quickly and easily removes nail polish. It has a mild formula free from acetone and oil.

Ingredients: Ethyl Acetate, Isopropyl Alcohol, Aqua.

Function? Nope, this did nothing for my nails. It just smeared the nail polish out on my fingers instead of removing it.

Scent? Smells like any typical nail polish remover (i.e. not so good). Quite strong scent.

Packaging? I actually like the packaging. Big enough to bring along on travels.

Price? Åhléns isn’t famous for being cheap, so this was expensive for the amount you get. 150 ml.

Verdict? 0/5. Don’t buy!

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Review: This Works Clean Skin 5-in-1 Water

I was easily persuaded to try this out by Fleur de Force. After almost finishing my first bottle and am about to order a new one (spoiler!), I thought it was time for my review 🙂

This Works

On This Works’ website:
MODERN: Gently cleanses, balances, brightens, refreshes and removes all traces of make-up.
NATURAL: Rosewater and fruit-packed botanical waters help shed skin cells and boost elasticity. Ph balancing formula with olive and almond oils to cleanse and Wild Water Mint to cool and tone.
BEAUTY: For healthy-looking, purified and radiant skin.

Ingredients:Aqua, Rosa Damascena Flower Water, PEG-7 Glyceryl Cocoate, Polysorbate 20, Olive Oil PEG-7 Esters, Almond Oil PEG-8 Esters, Glycerin, Phenoxyethanol, Benzyl Alcohol, Vaccinium Myrtillus (Bilberry) Extract, Ethylhexylglycerin, Saccharum Officinarum (Sugar Cane) Extract, 1-Methylhydantoine-2-imide, Mentha Aquatica (Wild Water Mint) Leaf Extract, Citrus Medica Limonum (Lemon) Extract, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Extract, Dehydroacetic Acid, Acer Saccharinum (Sugar Maple) Extract.

I’ve been using Dermalogica Ultracalming Cleanser and thought it was doing its job until I tried Clean Skin 5-in-1 Water from This Works. What a difference! A few cotton pads with this on and I feel completely make-up free and cleansed in my face! Also, my fair skin tends to get a lot of redness and I feel this is calming the redness down. YAY!

Scent? A mild scent of roses. My sensitive nose happily approves!

Packaging? It’s big and the top is made of thin plastic. It’s so tall and thin that it’s easy to whisk it to the floor, and when you do (yes when, not if) it’s going to break. In my case, fortunately, only the top cracked so I could still use it. Another downside is that because of its size its hard to easily take it with you (won’t fit in any regular sized toilet bag). Still, I can live with the size when the product is this good!

Price? $32.15 $27.48 for 200 ml at BeautyBay.com (currently on sale!). Some may think this is a bit expensive, but compared to the one from Dermalogica and a lot of other cleansing products this is cheap!

Verdict? 5/5 loui points. Don’t know how anything can top this. Oh, a better packaging would be nice.

Welcome!

Hi! I’m 25 and a regular girl (ehm, woman, but that sounds so old..) from Sweden with no education in cosmetics what-so-ever. I have very fair and somewhat sensitive skin. This blog is going to give you guys reviews and swatches with my honest opinions about cosmetics I’m trying out.

By the way, bear in mind that most of the cosmetics are like 50 – 150 % more expensive here in Sweden than in the US. Insane, I know. Hauls won’t be MEGA hauls (because that would totally kill my finances).

And finally, English is not my native language so be gentle with me. I hope I do better than Google Translate 😉

Cheers! /Louise