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Indonesian Liquid LIpsticks vs International Brands

Save or Splurge? Indonesian Liquid Lipsticks vs International Brands (Huda Beauty, Kat Von D, Peri Pera, Nyx).

Indonesian liquid lipsticks are definitely on an upward trend. Ever since Dyah Rinni wrote about the liquid lipstick trend in Indonesia, I’ve been itching to try it out myself. Finally, I could try them out when my fellow Indonesian beauty addict came to visit Berlin and bring me some. One I bought per her recommendation, and the other three the courtesy of Deszell.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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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

Beauty favourites in October

Beauty favourites in October

Still getting back into the swing of things after spending three weeks in New Zealand, in this post I share not only my favourite beauty products of the month, but also some bits and bobs I actually picked up there. (Also, given that October is also the month of Thanksgiving, some thoughts about being thankful.) Let’s jump right into my Beauty favourites in October! READ MORE