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New Pixi Eyeshadow Palettes Natural Beauty and Reflex Light – Review and Swatches

This blog post contains PR-Samples and uses affiliate links, so it classifies as advertisement. I was not paid to talk about the products. Please read disclaimer. I admit I filmed a video and needed to add a separate sequence at the end a week later that partly counteracted what I had said in the video.     Not very professional, eh? But in my defense, I wanted to get a review of the new Pixi Beauty Eyeshadow Palettes up quickly, and I knew I only had one spot for filming…

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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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New In Beauty March 2018 – The Ordinary, pixi and more

This blog post contains PR-Samples and affiliate links. Please see disclaimer.   After I returned from Galtür (read more about it here), I had a lovely package waiting for me. Inside was makeup, sparkly and shiny and new. Sounds good, I hear you say. No. Better: Sounds good, I imagine you think right now.       Technically I cannot hear you, and I am not sure if anyone except me is talking to the computer screen. Mental note: Go out more! Back to topic: Sounds good, but I knew…

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pixi Rose Flash Balm – Multitasking

This post contains *PR-samples and affiliate links. Please read disclaimer. Despite the fact that multi-tasking has quite a bad rep these days, mom life often forces me to rely on it. The secret to multitask effectively is in my opinion to combine a passive with an active act. Like put on a face mask while you vacuum. Or, one of my favorite tips: Apply a thick layer of handcream underneath your rubber gloves when doing the dishes.     Trust me, that is as close to a manicure as I get…

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New In Beauty January 2018 – pixi skincare and makeup

This blog post contains PR-samples and affiliate links. Please read disclaimer. I know I go on and on about how I am not into hearts and glitter and unicorns. I don´t even really like the color pink. But sometimes something comes along that you technically shouldn´t enjoy based on experience, but still you do.     That happened to me when this gorgeous pixi box arrived at my door step. And no, I didn´t just enjoy it because I got send it for free! Not going to lie, that surely helps,…

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#pixipretties – Review, tutorial and swatches

This blog post contains PR-Samples and affiliate links. Please see disclaimer. I feel pretty, oh so pretty, I feel pretty and witty and bright… Are you familiar with West Side Story? It is, I have to admit, one of the few musicals I care about. This and Lion King. Everything else, think Starlight Express or Cats, are totally lost on me. But back to the song. I heard it when I was 13 and never was able to get it out of my mind. Not because it is a masterpiece…

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New in from pixi – The SEO dilemma

Did you know that less than a third of my readers are German? The majority comes from the UK and the US. That kind of puts me in a dilemma: I have some brand new, sparkling things from pixi to share with you in todays video. But they are only new in Germany, the UK has had them for quite a while now. So do I title this post: pixi new releases and risk people from the UK thinking it was a click bait? Or do I title it pixi…

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February Favorites 2017 – Where do we go from here?

You may have noticed there wasn´t a Favorites post last month. Quite frankly, after doing my Favorites for 2016 (see Makeup and Skincare here in case you missed them), I felt like there wasn´t much to report. So I settled for February Favorites and a short break, mentally preparing to have a really big list of things to mention.     Turns out, that isn´t the case. I do have quite a few makeup bits, but only one skincare item (shocking, I know) and I completely forgot about the lifestyle…

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First Impressions KIKO and pixi makeup

Do you remember the “Bag of Empties” I showed you in a recent video? I have a similar one filled with new makeup goodies that I wanted to try on camera. It takes a lot of self-control not to just rip them open once I have them, but I really want to be more mindful about the things I own and use, so I made myself wait.     Until today: Time to dig into some fresh stuff. Live and on camera! KIKO is a brand I had on my mind quite…

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