Sunday, 29 June 2014

Skin Care - Avène & Perioral Dermatitis

Avène Thermal Water and Tolérance Extrême Cream

Hey!

Finding the right skincare products is always a drag. But when you suddenly have to deal with a skin disease called perioral dermatitis, you know your skin is in trouble. 

Perioral dermatitis can be caused by overdoing it with cortisone creams. The with cortisone applied areas are suddenly covered with tiny papules. I thought great. First neurodermitis and now this. I wanted to go to the doctors, because I didn't know what I was dealing with in the beginning. However, I don't trust dermatologists, because most of them just want to sell their own range of skincare products (not saying all of them, because I hope one day I will find the right one). So I googled the symptoms and found a German blog by Michelle Weynand. Her post on perioral dermatitis convinced me that this is exactly what I have! After checking a few medical pages I finally got to know the main cause: cortisone creams which was my go-to product for any imperfections on my skin.

Using cortisone creams puts you in a vicious circle. When you have neurodermitis or just a very dry skin you start appreciating cortisone cream for its miracle performance. On the other hand, if you're applying cortisone or similar topical steroids on your face on a daily basis, your skin loses its thickness and it starts to look papery. Carrying on could lead to perioral dermatitis.

So how did I get rid of it? First of all, I threw away my cortisone creams. Then I bought some stuff Michelle recommended on her post. Avène Thermal Water and especially Avène Tolerance Extrême cream. After using this for a few months, my skin got so so so much better! 

Even though, all of this happened last year and today, my skin has never looked better, I still use these two products. I just like the texture and it lasts so long! For just 50ml and using it daily, it takes about 5 months until I've used it all up.

I can only recommend the Avène product range, especially when you are having any kind of problems with your skin. 


Jourdan

Friday, 27 June 2014

OOTD - Vintage US Air Force Shirt

Shirt - Etsy
T-Shirt - New Yorker
Vest - H&M
Leggings - H&M
Boots - Dr. Martens
Nails - Essie Angora Cardi


Hey!

Welcome to my first outfit post! I thought I will start off with one of my favourite outfits for going to university and to work. Because I have to move a lot and sit in uncomfortable seats (especially at university), I prefer to wear nice comfy clothes. 

My most precious clothing item is my vintage shirt/jacket at the moment. I saw a few people wearing this kind of jacket on Instagram and I just fell in love. It took me a few months to find the exact style and size I wanted. But the best way to get this jacket is going on Etsy. Mine comes from a little shop called Dirty Birdies Vintage which sells a lot of cool vintage clothing and accessories for affordable prices. 


Jourdan

Tuesday, 24 June 2014

Wishlist - The Search For A New Bag



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It's that time of a year again where I am in need for a(nother) black bag. My recent additions are all from Zara, so this time I want to check what ASOS has offer!

As you can tell by the picture, I really adore black bags. They just go with every outfit and always add a touch of elegance. Instead of going for the typical shoulder handbag, I'm thinking about choosing a more casual style, so I was thinking about either going for a backpacks, a duffle shoulder bag or a comfy shopper.

Unfortunately, I can't decide yet, even though I am tending towards one of the backpacks, because of the justified reason that I haven't got one yet. Especially the one made of real leather has caught my eyes!

I will update you as soon as I have chosen which bag will be mine.
Jourdan



Friday, 20 June 2014

Hair Care - Daily Routine

L'Oreal Professionnel - Mythic Oil
Lush - Big shampoo
Lush - Fairly Traded Honey shampoo

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Believe it or not, but for my daily hair care routine I just rely on three products. That’s mainly because I just can’t go outside without washing my hair. I would love to do this, but I've always had a really dry scalp. It started when puberty kicked in (our favourite stage of life -_-) and I still have to deal with it until today. Anyways, I haven’t really done anything about it, but last year I thought it’s time for a change. I always trusted drug store shampoo and conditioners, although only my hair benefited by this not my dry skin.

Then one day I decided to try the Big shampoo by Lush. One of the Lush ladies told me that I should use it as a conditioner, because it is more effective when your hair has been washed before (on the packaging it says that you can also wash your hair twice with it). Since using it as a conditioner the dryness decreased and my hair just feels so clean.

This month I’ve also added Lush’s Fairly Traded Honey shampoo and I am in love. It makes your hair so soft and it smells so so so amazing! The shampoo is a quite thick fluid, because there is at least 50% honey inside which also conserves the product.  Another plus is that you only need a tiny amount, so the 250ml bottle will last for a few months at least!


And because I don’t have time for my hair to dry without any heat, I am blow drying (and sometimes straightening) my hair every day. I know that it's really bad, but I think if you use the right products you can avoid damaging your hair. Which is why I’m using Mythic Oil by L’Oreal Professionnel for nourishment.


Jourdan

Monday, 16 June 2014

Items I can't live without - Doc Martens



Dr. Martens 1460s (EU 37/ UK 4)

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So I will start off my blog with my favourite shoes! I fell in love with Dr Martens boots years ago, but I never really had the amount of money to pay for them. Last month, I had the chance to buy the black version of the 1460s at Amazon Germany for 45% off! That's my kinda bargain.

After reading all of the reviews on Amazon, I wasn't sure if I still wanted to buy them, because a few people described having issues with the quality and sometimes even having pain and blisters. On the other hand, I was more convinced by the positive comments.

Anyways, I bought them in my preferred boot size in 38, but unfortunately they were a little too big, so I had to wait a few more days to receive them in 37. They arrived in the original packaging including bright yellow bootlaces.
I have to admit, that these are the most comfortable shoes I have ever worn in my life. It feels like walking on bubble wrap (just imagine two really big bouncy bubbles). The smooth leather makes them look really nice and shiny, but this means that you have to be careful about scratches (I already have a few now). Although, I think that those little imperfections make your Docs look more authentic (if that is the look you are going for).

At the moment, I'm trying to wear them at any time possible, but unfortunately it is getting a bit warmer here in Germany, so it might be too hot to wear my beloved comfy Docs!




Jourdan



Sunday, 15 June 2014

Introduction


Cheers!
Hey!


So I have become one of many who've created a blog. I always thought that I might be too old to start a blog now at 24, but oh, well! Better now than never, I guess?

Anyways, I will try to mainly focus on fashion, food&beverages and maybe a few snippets of my life. 


Let's see how this turns out!




Jourdan