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Beauty Empties April 2019

Advertisement info: This blog post features PR-Samples and uses affiliate links. I did not receive any money to write the blog post or film the video. Please read disclaimer. Do you enjoy reading about the trends in blogging? I admit I do. Not because I think about adapting my content, it is just part of my nosey nature to be interested in that. It seems that the beauty community is taking a (long overdue) turn towards sustainability in 2019, which leads to Beauty Empties videos and Decluttering becoming more popular…

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Monthly Recap – Blog Post Topics November 2018

This blog post contains affiliate links. Please read disclaimer. November is done and dusted, and tomorrow will be the day I get the boxes with Christmas decoration from the basement and start randomly putting them on available surface spots. Not kidding here, I am a lost cause when it comes to decorating, no matter how much Inspiration Boards I have on Pinterest. But I am making an effort, for the kids mostly, as I want them to embrace the spirit of the season.     While we get all festive…

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Taking out the trash 17 – May Empties

This blog post contains PR-Samples and affiliate links. Please see disclaimer. One in, two out, that was the rule I once tried to establish. And while I think I did pretty good in terms of skincare… No, seriously! I realized I didn’t have any cleansers in my back up drawers just the other day, something that I considered impossible a year ago.     So while I think I did pretty good in terms of skincare, I still can´t seem to go through my makeup. I throw out the odd…

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pixi Rose Caviar Essence – It is what it is

This blog post contains *PR-samples and affiliate links. Please read disclaimer. There is a fable in Germany which, long story short, adresses the urge to know everything. A problem that I can relate to. I encourage curiosity, but (fellow moms will agree), sometimes there are too many questions and we need to let go. Let go for times sake and for our own sanity.     “It is what it is”, said love. This is the last sentence of the fable, and the one I focus on when there simply…

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essence longlasting lipliner – What the heart wants

The heart wants, what it wants. How often have you heard this saying? I have heard it a lot throughout the years, and increasingly more often to justify an obsession with luxury brands. And while I agree that you sometimes really have to follow your heart…     Wait. This somehow sounds like a Valentines Day post. I swear, this is not intentional, I don’t even DO Valentines Day! I guess the abundance of pink hearts must have fogged my brain. Back on track: There are occasions where following your…

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essence The False Lashes mascara extreme – That extra mile

This blog post contains affiliate links. Please see disclaimer.   A few weeks ago I watched a You Tube tutorial. Shocking news, I know, but do hear me out! The tutorial itself was nothing extraordinary, one of these you have playing in the background while doing boring chores like folding laundry. But she said something that actually made me pause, rewind and repeat.     She said, quote: “… going to just use mascara, as I was surprised to find out how many of you don’t wear false lashes on…

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Best of Beauty 2017 – My makeup and skincare favorites

This post contains PR-samples and affiliate links. Please see disclaimer. I am not one to dwell in the past. Yes, the things that happen to us do shape and affect us, no denying that. But I do believe that it is my choice what defines me. On some occasions though, I immerse myself in times (long) gone, relive sensual experiences in my mind, remember scents, textures, pleasure…     Wait, that sounds like I am referring to a kinky paperback with a castle and someone in a ripped dress on the front.…

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Taking out the trash 14 – November Empties

This blog post contains PR-Samples and affiliate links. Please see disclaimer   I took last week off work. There were numerous reasons, and the leading one surely was that I had accumulated so many extra hours over summer that I needed to loose a few. Another, really important reason though was that I wanted to get back on top of my blogging game again. After the summer holidays life was so busy, I never quite went back to my prepared and prescheduling self. And I was tired (in every sense…

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Fall Favorites 2017 – Being unique

This blog post contains PR-Samples and affiliate links. Please see disclaimer.   Are we ever as unique as we like to think? Most of us, especially those that have any kind of creative outlet online, like to think that their content is fresh and special and easily distinguable from others. We put “our own twist” on things, have a theme in our pictures and invent fancy names for even fancier blog post series. And then, one day, we take a step back and realize we are doing what everyone around…

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A natural flush – My Blush Collection

As I mentioned before, I have a tendency to look like I am ill. Or have had way to little sleep (which is true most of the time). My Blush Collection   To stop people from making me sit down and have a glass of water, I rely heavily on the power of blush, both powder and cream. Again, this little overview is MAC-heavy, just because I genuinely love their products and bought a lot of them back in the days. The Neutrals If you would have asked me before…

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