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Best shopping in Ubud, Bali

A shopping afternoon in Ubud, Bali

Here on twindly, we’re always curious which exotic beauty items we’ll find when we’re vacationing. (We shared our Hawaiian, Icelandic, Singaporean finds here and also have handy Frankfurt and Berlin beauty shopping guides.) When I arrived in Bali, famous for its spa culture, yoga, beaches and arts and crafts, I came armed with a list of beauty shops I wanted to visit. (Among temples, volcanoes and beaches, of course.) Imagine my disappointment when one of the shops had moved, and I could only find one of the others! But nevertheless, I want to share some gems I found in Ubud, a charming city in the midst of the island.READ MORE

Glamour Shopping Week Shopping List

Glamour Shopping Week 2016 Shopping List

Anders als in den letzten Jahren gibt es dieses Mal keine ausführlichen Shopvorstellungen mit unseren Empfehlungen, was sich bei der Glamour Shopping Week wirklich lohnt. Dieses Mal seht ihr hier unsere Wunsch-/ Einkaufslisten. Das hat mehrere Gründe – ihr könnt hier und hier in unseren Empfehlungen stöbern, wenn Euch ein Angebot eines Anbieters besonders interessiert, und ihr wissen wollt, was unsere Empfehlungen für diesen Shop sind. Das ändert sich nun aber nicht so dramatisch, dass es einen erneuten Post erfordern würde. Außerdem habe ich das Gefühl, dass das Angebot zwar immer größer wird, die einzelnen Deals jedoch schlechter, und da macht es mehr Sinn, sich auf die Rosinen im Kuchen zu konzentrieren. Und die picken wir uns im folgenden schonungslos raus!READ MORE

moving with your makeup stash

Moving with your (rather large) makeup stash

At the beginning of the year I was presented with the daunting task to make arrangements for our move from Germany to Shanghai. Moving is always a frightening experience, but moving with your makeup stash to another continent? I was terrified. And here’s what I learned in the process, to help out you all who might someday have to ship their makeup stash halfway around the world, too.READ MORE

what makeup should you wear when pitching

What makeup should you wear when you’re pitching?

For our female entrepreneur series, we want to tackle a question that must have popped up on a female founders’ mind at one point: What makeup should I wear to pitches? What should I wear if I’ve to give a talk somewhere? Wouldn’t it be easy not to think about that at all? That’s why we have some tips for you!

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Packing for the holidays

Makeup on a plane

What makeup can you take on a plane? I travel frequently and tend to lug a lot of my makeup around when I do (chronic over-packers represent!). Taking skincare and makeup items with you on a plane can be quite tricky, though. Here I’ll tell you what best to pack into your carry-on, and what should go into checked baggage (and what you can do if you only have a carry-on).READ MORE

Summer travel essentials that you'll really need

Summer travel essentials – what you’ll really need

I recently saw a Summer Travel Essentials blogpost that featured toe rings and stationery, and while I don’t know your life and if toe rings are an absolute essential to you, it got me thinking. What are my travel essentials, for summer or other times of the year? As I’ve just returned from a three week trip, I’ve got a few things on my mind I’d love to share with you – let’s just say I’ve learned from my mistakes!READ MORE

Makeup products every girl needs

Makeup products every girl needs (no matter how old you are)

Maybe you’ve never been into makeup. Maybe you weren’t allowed to use makeup until you’re a certain age. Maybe you’ve a job where you should put on some makeup, but haven’t ever done so before. No matter why, we’ve got you covered with some product recommendations that are easy to use and some pointers how to actually use them (and how to decide what product is for you). If you’re still wary of the whole makeup thing, don’t be – the following tips are for you turning into the very best version of yourself! Without further ado, here’re the best makeup products every girl needs!READ MORE

how to remove makeup stains

The only beauty hack you’ll ever need – how to remove makeup stains

Are you as obsessed with beauty hacks as I am? I industriously read every post on them but the thing is – I never ever use them. Maybe I’m just lazy or clinging to my old ways, but some of those so-called hacks just seem so impractical, time-consuming and (dare I say it) unnessecary! There’s one, though, that I use quite often. It’s the only beauty hack you’ll truly ever need – and you will use it! Here’s my trusted hack how to get rid of makeup stains quickly and easily.READ MORE

Berlin Beauty Shopping Guide

A beauty addict and visiting Berlin? Or a Berliner but just curious on a Berlin beauty shopping guide? As a Berliner for 8 years and a beauty addict myself, I thought I’d share my go-to spots for shopping for beauty items in Berlin!

I wish I’ve done this earlier, but to my defense, Berlin is a city that changes a lot. The startup boom, the hipsters, the shops! Back then we only have two MAC stores, and now we have eight! I feel like every time I was about to write a guide, a new shop popped up or a shop changed its location. Nevertheless, here is one now, and I will do my best to update it every now and then, and feel free to ask in the comment section.

First up, for more on how to beauty shop in Germany in general, you can go to our where to shop for beauty products in Germany here. There you could find the general drugstore, department store, pharmacy, German products kind of info. We also have a beauty guide in Frankfurt here, in case you’re having a layover there before going to Berlin ;).READ MORE