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Monthly Recap April 2019

You know what they say about April weather in Germany? That it is temperamental. You´ll always get a mixed bag, ranging from snow to wind to a sudden heat wave. I didn´t know that was true for everything in your life though, not only for the weather. April surely handed me a mixed bag of events!     Let´s start with the enjoyable part: We took the kids on a holiday to the mountains, to Nesselwang in beautiful Allgäu, on a farm with animals for some hands on experience. My…

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Monthly Recap March 2019

Advertisement info: This blog post uses affiliate links. Please read disclaimer.  Spring is here, my favorite season. And what a spring it has been so far. 18 degrees and sunshine, flowers and birds galore, then storm and rain just a few days later, with temperatures that made me layer up in my wool cardigans.     Good thing I haven’t put them away quite yet, in my attempt to create a Spring capsule wardrobe. I was tempted, I admit, as it was so warm the weekend I sifted through my…

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Month in Review February 2019

Advertisement info: This blog post links to other posts that may include PR-Samples (gifted items) and affiliate links. I was not paid to write it. Please read disclaimer. February – full of celebrations, at least on my side of the screen. It is my birthday month (which means that the low-buy didn´t really happen, but I´ll post an update on that later on). It is also my daughters birthday month, so of course we had to throw her a party.     And while it wasn´t the first one at…

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Decluttering my nail polish collection

I understand it might seem different, but I have never watched an episode of Mari Kondo on Netflix in my whole life. I haven´t even read her book, although I have considered gifting it to certain people I share a roof with several times.     The impulse to declutter my surroundings hasn´t been triggered externally, I have always had it. Not that I am a minimalist, but I prefer organized places and space around me. My mother might now think back at me growing up and strongly disagree, so…

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Laura Geller Baked Balance-N-Brighten Color Correcting Foundation – Food

This blog post uses affiliate links and thus qualifies as advertisement. Please read disclaimer. My love for food is well documented on this blog, but did you know that this gets triggered by food related makeup? No joking, if something is called Gelato Swirl, Honey Bronze or just Baked Whatever, I start salivating.     And yes, I am well aware that I am so not selling the Laura Geller Baked Balance-N-Brighten Color Correcting Foundation to you here, linking it to mental images of saliva and me stuffing my face.…

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When should I start using anti-aging products

This blog post uses affiliate links. Please read disclaimer. After I filmed the video on “How to build a basic skincare routine”, a common question I got was: When should I start using anti-aging products? Can starting too soon be harmful? Which age will be too late?     As always, there is no one size fits all answer. The skincare you need is much more determined by your concerns and your lifestyle than it is by the age in your passport! Starting really early won´t damage your skin –…

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THE INKEY LIST Vitamin C Serum – More and more

This blog post uses affiliate links. Please read disclaimer.   Bigger is better – I am old enough to remember those slogans. Back when I was young (CENTURIES ago, people!), minimalism wasn´t really a thing. You had to always have more. The newest, the latest, the biggest.     It didn´t matter if you did need it. Or even use it, for that matter. You just needed to HAVE it. And while minimalism (and low-buys) seem to be everywhere these days, I feel like some of that more is more…

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Low Buy 2019 – The first month

This blog post uses affiliate links and features PR-Samples, which classifies as advertisement. Please read disclaimer. So, that low buy thing… How has it been going so far? Well, thank you for asking! Pretty good, actually. I admit I feel a little envious about all of you that finished a No Buy January and now are back in the game, credit card in hand, but if I am completely honest, I don´t  really need anything. (Read about my Low Buy 2019 rules here)     Which is actually not entirely true: I…

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Month in Review January 2019

The first month of 2019 has passed already, and as always it was a particularly grey and gloomy one here in Germany. We did have snow, but it only lasted briefly, despite a week of bitter cold. Chilly winds, biting frost, you get the idea. Now, it is still Southern Germany, so I may exaggerate a little, but stay with me, it will help set the mood.     And in this cold and chill (and tiny bits of snow) I took off my coat and posed for some pictures in…

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New Skincare Releases – What is worth buying?

This blog post uses affiliate links. Please read disclaimer. Anzeige. You know what the hardest part of a low-buy is? You actually can’t just go out and just buy all the things that tickle you’re fancy. Okay, I should have known that before I declared my Low-Buy 2019 on the blog, and obviously I DID know that, but I didn’t know just how hard it would be! I developed a habit of keeping up with new releases over the last year, a great thing for a beauty blogger, but not exactly…

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