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Peter Thomas Roth Pumpkin Enzyme Mask – Is this fall I smell?

This blog post contains affiliate links. Please read disclaimer. Is it too early to think about fall? Rhetorical question, of course. YES! IT IS! Leave me to my beach sunsets, my coconut scented sun cream and my “too hot to sleep so I´ll dance the night away” nights.     Not that I have many of those, mind you, but I could have, in a parallel universe where I am awake after 10 pm. Ah, back in the days… Where was I? Fall. Or at least the prospect of fall,…

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Indie Lee Brightening Cleanser – Summer lovin´

This blogpost contains affiliate links. Please read disclaimer. Summer lovin´, happened so fast… Whenever temperatures are up and a beach holiday is in the cards, this line from Grease is my constant companion.     Not that I have had many summer flings lately, my beach days are filled with sand toys and my idea of a wild night is going to bed after ten pm. But the lack of fiery-eyed gigolos in my recent past (Mr. Loca is handsome, but not fiery-eyed) doesn’t mean that I can´t enjoy a…

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Travel skincare tips – How to travel light as a skincare junkie

This blogpost contains affiliate links and *PR-Samples. Please read disclaimer. I do love traveling. Always have, always will. With my growing obsession with skincare though came a problem: How do I narrow down what I need to take with me? Honestly, it feels like choosing your favorite child. (I exaggerate. A little at least.)     My routine has grown so much these last years, I constantly have around 15 products open. Specials like ampoules, face masks and such not included. And by open I mean, I use them. Don’t…

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Caudalie Resveratrol Face Lifting Soft Cream

This blog post contains affiliate links. Please read disclaimer. What weighs heavier in your decisions, science or personal experience. Asking for a friend here, because of course I only go by science and would clearly change my opinion about a topic when presented with scientific facts. *cough*     Well, that friend (Let´s call her Anne, shall we?), Anne always said that shea butter would break her out. Even when she read that shea butter was recommended for acne. Even when she read that shea butter was one of the…

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Summer skincare tips – How to create the perfect routine

This blogpost contains affoliate links and PR-Samples. Please read disclaimer. The heatwave. Dominating my timeline for weeks now and, at least in Germany, still in full force.     Not that I am complaining, I thrive in the heat, but I figured it was about time we talked about the most important thing to consider: My summer skincare tips or, to put it in a more SEO friendly way How to adapt your skincare routine in the summer. Why is it that “How to´s” always get more clicks? And, in…

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Flora Mare Skin Energizer – Fleur de Sel

This blog post contains PR-samples and affiliate links. Please read disclaimer. Ah, France! The land of fromage, vin rouge and apparently best projection screen for skincare fantasies. Don´t you agree? French skincare is as much a myth as French food, and while I am a fan of both (a cheese plate is life!), I´d advise you to take the things said about them with a grain of salt. Probably a grain of Fleur de Sel de Camargue, to stay on topic.     So what if I tell you that…

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Caudalie Vinoperfect Concentrating Brightening Essence – Valkyries

This blog post uses affiliate links. Please read disclaimer. I know I am (once again) completely off trend here, but I just don´t understand the need to make everything “Asian beauty” Not that I think the Asian Beauty community isn´t noteworthy, or that I would deny incorporating a few bits into my routine as well.     It is just that I firmly believe that people adapt to their surroundings and way of living, and that this influences their needs. Not the most basic ones, obviously, I mean there are…

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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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May Lindstrom Honey Mud – Victorian literature

This blog post contains affiliate links. Please read disclaimer. Do you read the Brontë sisters? I admit I have a weakness for Victorian literature, ever since I first started Jane Eyre on a rainy autumnal afternoon. Of course I wouldn’t want to actually live in this epoche, but books tend to skim over things like Womens Rights, health care and poverty and instead focus on haunted mansions, horses and unfulfilled, but fiery love.       And, especially with the Brontë sisters, on nature. Roses, the endless moor and storm…

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Caudalie Premier Cru Serum – Motivation

Motivation can come from different sources. Like, you motivate yourself because you really want something. Or you are motivated by something external, like the bonus you´ll get if your work turns out superior.     And sometimes you are motivated by another person. Your wife, for example. Like it happened in the case of developing the Caudalie Premier Cru Serum. Dr. David Sinclair (Harvard) was approached by Caudalie with a research question and almost declined the offer. Almost. Until his wife said: “Oh, Caudalie? I use a lot of their stuff.”…

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