New Year’s wish



2015 in review

The stats helper monkeys prepared a 2015 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

A San Francisco cable car holds 60 people. This blog was viewed about 900 times in 2015. If it were a cable car, it would take about 15 trips to carry that many people.

Click here to see the complete report.

Testing, testing – The Insiders and Sanex Advanced

Remember how I mentioned that I kinda never buy any shower gel because it seems to find its way to me?
Well, through The Insiders I now get the chance to try out a shower gel as well as a body lotion from the Sanex Advanced product range.

This product range has 3 lines catering for different skin types and I have received the shower gel and the body lotion from the (yay, purple!) AtopiDerm line, which also has a hand lotion and a deodorant.

The Insiders are a “word of mouth” network and describe themselves as

The Insiders a network of influential consumers in Europe.
Insiders participate in learning more about interesting products, while receiving a free VIP product experience. They share their experiences with friends, family and colleagues and help great products to become better known.

For this specific campaign I received the above mentioned products as well as 3 more bottles of body lotion, with their own little travel logs. These bottles and logs allow me to let friends and family try out to product and write down their findings.
The box I received also contained some leaflets with discount coupons and a very comprehensive campaign guide.

I haven’t tried to product yet, but am really looking forward to it because it really smells nice.
Once I’ve tested it profoundly, I’ll write a follow-up review.

You look disgusting!

Having suffered from severe acne when I was younger, up to the point where I was prescribed antibiotics to which I then got an allergic reaction which of course made it all worse, I know how hard it is to be judged by a skin condition. I also know how it feels to have it influence your social life, your self-esteem and your happiness.

I have tons of respect for Em Ford from My pale skin for having the courage to post pictures of her bare skin as well as for calling out her bullies with this video.

The second video shows an interview with BBC trending on why she decided to shame her bullies.

Have you ever suffered from acne? Did it influence your personal life?