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Day to night makeup tutorial using affordable products

This blog post contains affiliate links and *PR-Samples. Please read disclaimer. I think it is well established by now that I don’t have much of a social life. But I do remember a time when I had, a life when a spontaneous invitation for after work drinks or even a date could happen. And I remember how hard it was to look fresh and glammed up with a ten hours work day under your belt.     I watched countless day to night makeup tutorials on You tube, but I…

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Inspired by Chanel Spring Summer Neapolis Collection 2018

This blog post contains *PR-samples and affiliate links. Please see disclaimer. Inspired by is a series I started to convince me that I did not need to rush out and buy lots of new products to recreate a certain makeup look, but that I´d manage to recreate something it by shopping my stash.     I did a lot of those posts over the last years, some turned out better, some turned out horrendous, but most of them were fun. My promo picture of choice this month, one from the Chanel Spring/Summer Collection…

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Indian Summer and some Guerlain goodies

They say anticipation is sometimes better than the actual event. I find that to be especially true regarding anything weather dependent. How many times have you looked forward to summer barbecues outside and ended up inside because of hail and storm? How many times have you dreamt about snow ball fights in a winter wonderland only to shuffle through muddy pools in constant rain?     I know I have been disappointed numerous times, so when Flanconi (an online beauty store) reached out to me and asked for an Indian…

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Inspired by… Dior Diorshow Pump´n´Volume

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!     The “Inspired by” series has been featured on this blog for almost two years now, and there have been a few changes to the format. Some noticeable (like doing a video instead of a written tutorial) and some probably unnoticed, but very important…

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My everyday makeup routine – Fall 2016

Just to put it out there: I don’t believe in strictly following a seasonal color scheme or trends. I do believe in wearing whatever you enjoy, no matter if it is plum lips in spring or vibrant green in winter.     That bold disclaimer out of the way, I do realize that my makeup changes with the seasons. I guess the reasons are many. For one I am easily influenced, so when I see lots of dark lips and smokey eyes, I start doing, you guessed it, dark lips…

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Get ready with me – Red smokey eyes

I used to go out a lot. Like, almost every Saturday, and then sleep in every Sunday. But even if I could not sleep in on Sunday, because I had an early appointment (like brunch at 11 am, basically in the middle of the night!) I would be tired, but function as a human being.     These days, things are different. Weekday or weekend, my kids are up at 6 am, demanding attention, toys and, most of all, food. And I, granny that I am, usually stay at home in lounge wear,…

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Easy everyday makeup tutorial – Summer 2016

I know that summer is over, but you know how it goes: So many videos to film, so little time! And even though it was my summer go to makeup look, that doesn´t mean that, paired with a vampier lip, it doesn´t work for fall as well. I may, in fact just have kept on wearing it that way…     Go get a hot tea, get your warm blanket and enjoy my Summer makeup look 2016!  

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First Impressions: Pixi by petra makeup

After rewatching my “New In”-videos, I was confronted with the question when on earth I should feature all the products I had shown you on the blog. I mean, I still have products from a haul in September 2015 that haven’t been mentioned, and miraculously new stuff keeps appearing in my drawers. So I turned to You Tube for inspiration: Should I do “Follow up”-videos? Just keep doing hauls, relying on the fact that no one would remember what I had shoved in their face anyway?     But then…

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Inspired by … Givenchy La Revelation Originelle Spring 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!     Year after year, the spring collections are the most challenging for me to recreate, simply because I don’t feel like pastel colors suit me and I only own a few of them. So when I tried to recreate the Givenchy La Revelation Originelle…

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Favorite Face of February 2016

If you are not familiar with the “Favorite Face of …” series, click here for a little introduction. Short story even shorter, it is the makeup that I wore most during that month, featuring the favorite (as in most used) makeup products.     Even though I don’t celebrate Valentines Day, I feel like February is the month were you really can´t escape the pinks. And even though pink usually looks either washed out on me or like I am trying to to Barbie-Cosplay (I wish I had that waist…),…

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