February exciting new discoveries

Another month has just passed by and we’re already starting the third month of 2018. So you know the drill… it’s time for my monthly exciting new discoveries. I had some problems with the light today, so excuse the somewhat dark pictures. Keep on reading, because I have some great products to share with you!



First up let’s talk about records! Ever since I lived on my own I wanted to have a record player. Finally when I moved to Amsterdam I found one in a second hand shop and borrowed my parents’ old records. Although I already live in Amsterdam for about two years I never seem to spend much time using my record player. Since a couple of weeks I have some more free time, so I finally started to use my record player a lot! My favourite records are not new to me at all (well the songs aren’t), but nevertheless I love to listen to Johnny Cash and Simon & Carfunkel.




Of course there isn’t a monthly exciting new discoveries post without any new skincare bits and bobs. This month I discovered three new products I’d love to share with you. First a new toner, which I finally managed to get my hands on! It’s the Glycolic Acid 7% Toning Solution by The Ordinary. This product sounded to me like the Pixi Glow Tonic. So I was really intrigued to see if they work similar on my skin. I love them both, but I think the toner from The Ordinary is slightly heavier compared to the Glow Tonic. It also stings just a little when I put it on my skin. Although it hasn’t dried out my skin, which kind of amazed me! Overal a really lovely toner!

Second is a great night cream with quite an interesting color! It’s the Midnight Blue Calming Cream from Klairs*. As the name suggests it is blue and really calms down your skin. The texture of this cream is quite light, but it does really hydrate your skin during the night! I love this cream especially, because it’s designed for acne prone/sensitive skin.

And last but no least in the skincare category is a new face oil. I think I’ve shared a new face oil discovery in almost every monthly new discoveries post! It’s just because at some point I felt like my lovely Kiehl’s Midnight Recovery Serum didn’t work anymore on my skin (which made me quite sad). Therefore I had to try and find another serum that could potentially work as good as the Kiehl’s one. This month I tried the Extraordinary Oil by L’oreal Paris and this one really does the job too! I love the light non greasy texture of this oil and it really hydrates your skin overnight. The best bit is it doesn’t break me out and really heals the acne marks I’ve got!




Finally in the homewear category a candle I’ve discovered this month. I’ve actually bought this H&M Green Tea scented candle ages ago, so I hope it’s still in stock. Otherwise I’ll link an alternative in the comments below! This scent is really calming and I think the H&M candles are really good for their price!


I hope that you enjoyed reading about this months exciting new discoveries! Let me know if you’ve tried any of these products and what your new discovereis of last month were!

signature, xoxo Annaleid, Actually Anna




* PR samples were kindly send by Wishtrend (this link is affiliated)

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    1. Yes, it’s such a good brand! And their skincare is so affordable and effective! I wish I could order that 10 dollar beauty box, but I live overseas 🙁
      xoxo Annaleid

    1. Yes it is! I love the H&M homewear in general! They have such amazing and lovely pieces!
      xoxo Annaleid

  1. I have been wanting to try the Pixi toner, so I might look into the Ordinary toner aswell to see which will work best for my skin type! Great post x

    1. Thank you so much! Yes I find them quite similar too and my skin likes them both! The only thing is I couldn’t get hold of The Ordinary one for a long time, cause it’s always out of stock 🙁
      xoxo Annaleid

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