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Link(love): Favourite blogposts and articles in March

Your monthly news of the beauty world (feat. Kat von D, MAC and Catrice this time around). Also the one where I share my favorite posts and articles about beauty (of course), and everything else. This month, you might have a peek at a feud over snail mucus (really!), how monks tried to cure the plague in the middle ages and came up with a cosmetics line that is still around today (really!!!), why minimalism is stupid and a brilliant portrait of the daily life of various Instagram influencers by Vogue that manages to be neither snidely arrogant nor condescending, but is totally on point. Have a look at my favourite reads lately.

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where to find beauty products in Shanghai

A beauty addict in China: Beauty shopping in Shanghai

There’re many highs and lows in the life of an expat, and while living in Shanghai has many perks, beauty shopping definitely isn’t one of them. Especially not for a die-hard beauty addict. On the surface, it doesn’t look that bad – in Shanghai’s enormous shopping malls, there’s usually a Sephora or drugstore, and there’re also a lot of free-standing stores of the big Western beauty brands, and some Korean ones as well. But. There’re a lot of buts, actually.

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Indonesian Beauty: Crazy for Matte Lip Creams

Indonesian Beauty series feature Indonesian guest bloggers and interviews with Indonesian artists and professionals to get to know what’s hot in the region.

 

Indonesian Matte Lip Creams are currently on trend in the beauty landscape. Our first post is from a good friend of mine and a fellow makeup addict, Dyah Rinni. This post is a translation from the original version in Indonesian here.READ MORE

Indonesian Beauty: Indie Lip Cream Matte Asli Indonesia

Indonesian Beauty series (originally in Indonesian) features Indonesian guest bloggers and interviews with Indonesian artists and professionals to get to know what’s hot in the region.

 

Our first post is from a good friend of mine and a fellow makeup addict, Dyah Rinni.

For the English translation,  go here.READ MORE

Beauty deals Glamour Shopping Week 2017

Glamour Shopping Week April 2017

Es ist wieder Glamour Shopping Week (GSW), und vom 1. bis 8. April könnt Ihr wieder mit besonderen Rabatten shoppen, bis die Karte glüht. Nachdem wir Euch unsere persönlichen Empfehlungen (hier) und die teilnehmenden Shops (zuletzt hier) vorgestellt haben, mache ich’s dieses Mal kurz und stelle Euch nur noch Shops mit besonders guten Deals vor. Keine “gifts with purchases” und mageren Prozente, die es ständig eh gibt! Hier kommt die Creme de la Creme des Beauty-Shoppings während der Shopping Week! (Mit Click auf das Bild des jeweiligen Stores geht’s zum Store.)

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Hakuhodo i-series review

Two weeks, two brushes: Hakuhodo i-series

Let’s carry on with our little “two weeks, two brushes” series, shall we? I got two new Hakuhodo brushes the last time I was in Singapore. Because… well, who can restrain themselves when standing in front of a Hakuhodo counter? Not me! This time, both brushes from the i-series and I had a somehow rocky start. Here’s my Hakuhodo i-series review: An in-depth look at both eyeshadow (i-127) and blush (i-110) brush from the synthetic Hakuhodo brush line.

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L'Oreal favourites

Brand favourites – L’Oreal

L’Oreal is one of the biggest beauty companies in the world, with countless brands under their belt, from high-end, to drugstore, to pharmacy brands, to niche. Plus, of course, their own eponymous brand, the one you see everywhere, in every drugstore, in every country. Pulling technology from all their other brands, there’re a lot of absolutely stellar products, but there’re two lines that are generally good, whatever product you try: Base products and mascaras. Let’s have a look at my favourites, shall we?READ MORE

Molly Cosmetics' Silisponge used with Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk Foundation, Charlote Tilburry Light Wonder, and IT Cosmetics CC.

A Quick Silisponge Review

Have you tried the silisponge? I recently got mine from Molly Cosmetics and here’s my quick silisponge review.
In case you haven’t heard about it, the silisponge is this new beauty tool craze that works for putting foundation on your face. It’s not porous, hence you’re supposedly only need fewer products. It’s been on a craze for a while, partially because of the viral YouTube video of Jeffrey Star (you can watch it here).

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Everything I learned when I dyed my hair purple

Ten things I learned when I dyed my hair purple

About one year ago I dyed my hair purple for the first time. That was quite an experience, first requiring bleaching parts of my natural brown hair with some blonde, washed out highlights. Then my wonderful hairdresser dyed various strands with two different kinds of purple, creating an ombre effect towards the ends. Flash forward to today, and my hairstyle has become a bit brighter, a bit more ombre, and I’ve even touched up my colour a few times myself. Here’s what I learned in this year of purple hair.READ MORE

best high-end rose perfumes

Three rose fragrances compared: Le Labo, Hèrmes, Keiko Mecheri

I’ve a thing for rose perfumes. I don’t know why, but it’s a fragrance family I’m drawn to again and again. We’re not talking about the girly, light and fresh roses though – I like my roses heavy, deep and original. Here’s a comparison of three (high-end, niche) rose fragrances I love.READ MORE