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How to style a 20s look

How to adapt a style to your personal look – 20s makeup

Once a year, I go to a ball. A proper ball. They always have mottoes, and this year, it was ‘The Golden 20s’. I was ecstatic at first – who wouldn’t love to dress up as Daisy from The Great Gatsby? So I got a dress, shoes, jewellery… And then, so I thought, came the fun part. The makeup. And it got slightly complicated. Read on for my easy 20s makeup look how-to!READ MORE

November beauty favourites

Neat November beauty favourites

Ufff. It’s December, people! In all the madness of end of the year stuff that happens, as usual, I haven’t been really playing around with makeup as much as I would’ve liked. Nevertheless, my favourites may be basic, but they’re truly great, proving that in many cases, good things come in unassuming packages. (There’s a joke somewhere in that sentence, but I’m tired, in my robe and didn’t have enough coffee yet.) Astrid’s faves, though, bring the proper festive cheer. Anyways: MAC! Holiday collections! A proper gem of a foundation! Sponges?

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Beauty news and the best reads in November

Beauty news and the best reads in November

The best beauty news (the MAC x Patrick Starr collab, The Ordinary in Germany), Fenty Beauty is barely two months old and wins an award, and a beauty subscription service from a luxury brand. Makeup on the train will look vastly different in the future. Also, incredible hotel views, and a few holiday ideas in the November edition of the best reads and beauty news.

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best hydrating essences

Hydrating serums battle, part 2: The best essences of the East!

In the second part of our little comparison of six hydrating skincare products (Part 1), we’ll have a look at the Asian contestants – three hydrating essences from Hada Labo, Cosrx and Clinique. Clinique? Yup. First manufactured solely for Asia, this little gem is now also available in the US. But the question is: Are they all any good in hydrating that winter-battered skin of yours?! Have a look at the best hydrating essences I’ve found!

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best hydrating serums and essences

Hydrating serums battle! East vs. West! Serums vs. Essences! Pt. 1

We’re veering quickly into that time of the year that wreaks havoc on sensitive skin. Outside you’ll have chilling winds, while inside you’ll have the driest air possible, thanks to the heater blasting with full force – what’s a girl to do? (Apart from swaddling her face in sheet masks on a regular basis.) Hydrating serums to the rescue! But wait, there’re also hydrating essences that all those smooth-skinned K-Beauty stars rely on… Maybe those are the way to go?! We tested three hydrating essences and three serums. See who’ll emerge the winner!READ MORE

best books about perfume

Three (very different) books about perfume – a gift guide

While it’s certainly very common to give perfumes for the Holidays, why not do it a bit differently this year and look into books about perfume instead? I’ll show you three favourites that are very different and might appeal to guys and girls, beauty lovers and people who don’t know a thing about scents. Have a look into the best books about perfume!

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five Asian beauty must-haves

Five must-haves to get into Asian beauty products

I’ve sung the merits of a lot of Asian beauty products since I’ve moved to Asia and a whole new world (*sings*) opened up to me. Here’s my ultimate list for you if you’re just starting to dip your toes into the wonderland that’s A-Beauty! I’ve tried to make this list as inclusive as possible and chose products that should work for every skintype, skintone, age and gender, so have a peek into my five Asian beauty must-haves!READ MORE

Easy quick makeup look for work or travel

Quick tip: Easy 5 minute makeup look (for travel, work)

Recently, I’ve been in a lot of situations when I simultaneously wanted to look somewhat polished but had both limited time and only a limited amount of makeup products on hand. (This routine works great when you’re travelling!) I found an awesome trick that solved both quandaries. Easy quick makeup look for work or travel – jump right in!READ MORE