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Face of Filming – My foundation and brow routine.

When I started making videos, I had no idea how different my makeup would look on camera as opposed to real life.     Of course I had heard people mention it, but as always you only ever really believe the things you experience yourself. So after a lot of trial and error, all documented on camera of course, I finally have settled for a routine I am content with.

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August 2016 Favorites

August 2016 will forever be remembered as the month of boxes. And living out of boxes. And falling over boxes. You get the drill. But there still was some stuff, mostly the already unboxed stuff (ha, how many time can I say boxes in one paragraph?), that I enjoyed using.     So here they are: My August 2016 Favorites. Barely any makeup, some skincare and a lot of random stuff. But sometimes life is just that. Random.  

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Clarins Liquid Bronze Self Tanning – Move aside, Rubens!

I sometimes feel like I was born in the wrong century. Maybe not my set of mind, I guess I fit perfectly into these days with my tendency to speak my mind and to long for adventures, but my appearance would have been much more appreciated around 1600: Blonde, chubby and incredibly pale? Rubens, meet your muse.     Don´t get me wrong, I really enjoy living today, when I don’t necessarily die while giving birth and have a few more options for personal expression than posing nude for a painter. But the…

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Taking out the trash V – May Empties

Another month, another empties video. This time it is a little bit of everything: Makeup and skincare as well as hair and body care. Oh, and a perfume!     Not that I am going through all these products in one month, mind you, but I am making an effort to finish my stuff before using new one. And as I felt like I needed to stop rambling for ten minutes plus about my trash, I made different piles to film different videos in the time coming.   Aktivieren Sie JavaScript um das…

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Inspired by … Jill Stuart Summer 2016

If you are not familiar with the “Inspired by…” series, click here for an explanation. But short story even shorter, each month I choose a seasonal ad and try to recreate the models look with colors I already own. Dressing up and awkward posing included! This month I really wanted to do something with a hat (silly idea, as it turned out), and something blue, so I chose the Jill Stuart Summer 2016 ad for it´s beachy and summery vibes.   Now I had forgotten that I lost my white…

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My morning skin care routine – Winter 2016

If you have been following my blog for quite some time now, you know I am infatuated with skin care. Given that I wrote about my routine the last time in September 2014 (read here if you are still interested), I figured it was about time to show you what has changed since then. So prepare for my bare face and click the video below to see what I have done to keep my skin on track this winter.     Aktivieren Sie JavaScript um das Video zu sehen.https://youtu.be/Jw1-hO_8DAU  

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Inspired by … Giorgio Armani Luxe is More Collection Holiday 2015

If you are not familiar with the “Inspired by…” series, click here for an explanation. But short story even shorter, each month I choose a seasonal ad and try to recreate the models look with colors I already own. Dressing up and awkward posing included!   As soon as I saw it, I knew I had to recreate the “Giorgio Armani Luxe is More” makeup in December. It may not be the most exotic look I have ever seen, but everything about it seems very glamorous and very “me”. Velvet…

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Have we met before? – A dupe for Clarins Instant Light Natural Lip Perfectors

I am pretty good at remembering faces, but struggle with knowing where exactly I have met the people attached to them. Same is true when it comes to makeup. I know what something looks like, but the actual brand sometimes eludes me. So when I saw Nastasja from Eyes Painted Black writing about the new Catrice  Beautifying Lip Smoothers, I knew I had seen something similar before. But it took me a second before I realized what they reminded me of: The hyped Instant Light Natural Lip Perfectors by Clarins.…

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Clarins Gentle Exfoliator Brightening Toner – Acid Toning Week Part 2

If you read Acid Toning Week Part 1 (if you haven’t, click here), you already know, my first acid toner was Alpha H Liquid Gold. I saw results within two weeks, and I had tasted blood. The queen of skincare, Caroline Hirons, recommends acid toning twice daily (of course depending on your skin type and concerns), and as much as I wanted to, I quickly figured out that using Alpha H twice daily would not only leave me broke, but would cause my skin to peel in a very unpleasant…

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Clarins Instant Light Lip Perfector – Airport buys

This blog post may contain affiliate links. Please read disclaimer. The one thing I like the most about flying is Duty-free. I will show up on the airport bright and early, not because I am worried about missing my flight, but because I like to spend hours wandering the stores. The Travel Exclusives almost always suck me in. I love a good bargain, and I really believe that most of them are hidden treasures just waiting to be discovered.     This time, the Clarins Instant Light Lip Perfectors made…

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