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The Ordinary Serum Foundation – Habits

This blog post contains affiliate links. Please read disclaimer. I know many a blogger out there started their blog to justify a spending habit that is borderline hoarding. And I am no exception! “I want to write about it!” is a common excuse when yet another red lipstick makes its way into my basket. (But then again, who blogs about a single lipstick anymore? I´ll buy the whole line!) Mr. Loca has long learned not to question the sheer amount of parcels appearing on our doorstep.     And while…

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My quick and easy travel makeup tutorial

This blog post contains PR-Samples and affiliate links. Please read disclaimer Welcome back! To me, after a two week holiday spend in Norway and Sweden. And to you, dear reader, after a two week blogging hiatus. Surprisingly, the world didn’t stop turning when I stopped blogging, and it was very refreshing to not worry for once about internet connection.     Which can, you might have guessed it, be a little hard to come by in the more remote corners of Norway. Of course, me stopping to blog did not…

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New In Beauty June 2018 – 10 years Cult Beauty

This blog post contains affiliate links. Please read disclaimer. Do you like premade pick and mix bags? We had that at a fair recently, when you could choose your bag, but not what was inside. My daughter was all over it, while I was a little more hesitant. I mean, what is the point in pick and mix when you don´t get to pick?     She loved the thrill though, carefully going through her purchase, eating her favorites and offering the ones that didn´t appeal to her to her…

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Foundation Review L´Oréal Infallible 24 hr Matte foundation

Sometimes it is easy to forget why we all started our blogs. And I say “we” and “all” for writing, I don’t need anyone to point out that people start blogs for different reasons. I know that. But would you read sentences like: “…to forget why approximately 57% of us started to blog, based on stats from the year 2016.”? Yeah, me neither.     So, again: Sometimes it is easy to forget why we all started our blogs. Between collaborations, dreaming of going full time and algorithm changes we…

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pixi Lash & Line Love – My thoughts

This blog post contains *PR-Samples and affiliate links. Please read disclaimer.   Back in school I learned that when writing an essay, you should always “sandwich” your arguments. Meaning: If you are pro something, you list some points for the cause, then some against it and end with your strongest pro reason. That way you appear to be neutral, but subtly influence people to support something just by the order you list your points.     I have always wondered if the same is true for collection reviews. I mean, there…

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How to get smooth, tan legs for summer

I don’t know about life on your side of the screen, but here in Germany it feels like summer came early. That might be because winter really seemed to drag on this year, with snow right up until March, but the overnight arrival of sun and 24 °C took me by surprise.     All of a sudden wearing tights to the office became unbearable, my denim shorts were relocated to the top shelf and I had to deal with the fact that pale might look beautiful on faces, but…

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It takes 30 days to create a habit, they say.

Whenever you try to incorporate something new into your life (usually the healthy stuff like working out, meditation or snacking on celery instead of crisps), people will tell you that it takes 30 days to create a new habit.     30 days of sticking to something apparently tricks your mind into accepting it as the new normal, so it gets easier to see it through. I am not convinced though.

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New In Beauty April 2018: pixi, Caudalie and more

This blogpost contains affiliate links and *PR-Samples. Please read disclaimer.   Back when I first started getting into makeup, I would often raid my mothers stash. Apply her lipsticks, ruin her rouge, drench myself in her perfume – basically making a big mess. Now that I am grown up (and a blogger), things are usually the other way round.     She plays with my lipsticks, inherits my eye cream and enjoys the packages that arrive at my doorstep just as much as I do. But when I opened her…

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Foundation Review Catrice 24 h Made to Stay Makeup

This blog post may contain affiliate links. Please read disclaimer. The most efficient way to finish foundation? Apart from wearing it consistently, of course? Dropping the glass bottle on the bathroom tiles. And a great way to test the waterproof claims, too. How do I know that? Well, I did just that, a few weeks ago, when my bottle of Catrice 24 h Made to Stay makeup shattered on the tiles.     Just to be crystal clear: This is not the way I will be testing my foundations from…

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Inspired by MAC x Patrick Starrr Floral Realness Collection

This blog post contains *PR-samples and affiliate links. Please read disclaimer. If you are not familiar with the “Inspired by…” series, it started here Short story even shorter, I pick a seasonal ad and try to recreate the models look with colors I already own. Dressing up and awkward posing included!     Until his first MAC collection, I had no clue who Patrick Starrr (yes, it is three r, that is not a spelling mistake) actually was. Which shows, once again, how far away I am from the in crowd…

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