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September Empties – Taking out the trash 18

This blog post contains affiliate links and *PR-Samples. Please read disclaimer. I promise this is the last time you need to sit with me through sound issues. See, in an attempt to be the most efficient I could be I bulk filmed a few videos. It was only when I got down to editing, quite some time later, that I realized the sound was completely messed up.     In all four videos. And as per usual I was so late with editing, I simply couldn’t refilm them! Or, in…

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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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June 2016 Favorites

Another month, another favorites post. Ain´t that how it goes? I will tell you what was not my favorite this month in the post here: The weather!     You see, it was raining pretty much all June, and with June 21th coming along, I knew the days were going to get shorter. Now I am all about those long, warm and light summer evenings spend outdoors with friends and a cold drink, and if that didn´t happen before the nights are getting longer again, I feel cheated. But enough moaning…

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Taking out the trash IV – April 2016 Empties

Again I have been collecting my empty skincare containers and the few bits of makeup that are actually not going to be used anymore and threw all in for a video.   Go get yourself a cup of tea, as it is a long one, but you will be rewarded with mini-reviews and a whole lot of dirty packaging. Aktivieren Sie JavaScript um das Video zu sehen.https://youtu.be/U0y8zhMhT4c   Now if that doesn’t tempt you…

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Inspired by… Chanel Rouge Noir Absolument 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! Chanel Rouge Noir Absolument 2015 Collection   This time the Chanel Rouge Noir Absolument 2015 ad had tickled my fancy. Such a pretty and glamorous makeup! The purple shadow, the glossy lip, the dark nails and the perfect matte skin. I can totally see me wearing this…

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In my belly and on my nails – Watermelon, partly by Essie

Just as strawberries are my go-to fruit in spring (read here how to enjoy the flavor all year round), my indulgence over the summer months are watermelons. Essie Watermelon   Sweet, fresh and basically zero calories, I could eat my bodyweight in glorious red fruit any day, and may or may not have finished six kilogram in one day all by myself before. Make sure you stay close to a restroom if you decide to follow my lead here, just saying… So when I discovered Essies “Watermelon” this summer, I…

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Growing up and getting faster – the nail polish issue

To me, there is nothing that says: “I am a sophisticated grown up woman that knows how to handle her life” quite like perfectly done nails in a dark color. Sadly this is a goal I haven’t met yet. At first, I was intimidated by the dark colors. They were so noticeable, looked like you had actually painted your nails! Quite unlike the sheer pinks or barely there glitters you get as a freebie when buying Wendy. I case you wondered, Wendy is a magazine about horses, aimed at twelve…

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Rainbow nails – My polish picks for summer

Summer. Think sun, beach, sandals. Think bronzed skin, denim shorts, a white tank and a pop of color on your nails. While sun, beach or even just temperatures above 20 °C seem to escape me this year, colorful nail polish is my constant companion. Maybe just to remind me that, after all, it still IS summer, technically, even though I felt the need to switch on the heating a few days ago. These were my most-worn shades so far: Pretty rainbow of color. On my pinkie I am wearing Allesandro…

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