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skincare capsule collection

My skincare capsule collection: a routine for sensitive combo skin

I’m well-known for a certain disdain towards the concept of capsule collections and minimalism. When it comes to skincare, though, I’m a firm believer in both a less is more approach and the capsule concept. It just makes sense – you want to have a skincare regime in which you can combine stuff that works for you, and you don’t want umpteen bottles and pots standing around and going off because you never reached for them. So my approach to skincare is to find stuff that works for me (doh) and products that can be easily combined for the many issues my skin may come up with.READ MORE

best beauty blogposts and articles recently

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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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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best beauty products of 2016

The best and worst of 2016

While we all very likely will agree that 2016 was a pretty horrible year generally, I look at this year’s beauty experiences and guys, I don’t know. 2016 had some pretty fantastic products. Either new ones, or ones that weren’t new but new to me. There also were some pretty crap ones, too. Let’s have a look at the best beauty products of 2016, some un-favourites and the ones that were solidly meh.READ MORE

how to pair lips and cheeks

Three lipstick and blush dream teams that work

I do have my makeup routines. I guess everyone has. The looks that always work, the fallback looks when you’re feeling crap or if you’ve got 10 minutes left. And then you break out of your routine, and start to wonder – does this new lipstick work with this look? How about this blush, does it work? How to pair lips and cheeks, dammit?READ MORE

best berry beauty products for winter

Five Berries against November blues

Nothing better on a grey November day (or December day, for that matter) than a great makeup look with a touch of berry. I love jewel tones for winter, and berries are among my favourite shades ever: So warm and glowing! Also, everybody can wear them, no matter skintone or colouring. Here’re my best berry beauty products for winter.READ MORE

Holy grail makeup

Holy grails I buy again and again – makeup edition

My makeup stash might be a tad bigger than other people’s, but even I, Miss Never-Hit-Pan, have some makeup staples that I buy again and again. Unsung heros, the ones that might not look special or seem must-haves, but are – they’re the little helpers that help make me look good – in short, my holy grail makeup products.READ MORE

August beauty favourites

August beauty favourites – makeup and skincare!

August. Summer is nearly over (or not, depending where you are), it’s my birthday month (and oh how many birthdays I’ve spent with miserable weather as a child), and these are all reasons only to surround myself with things that make me happy. The scent of oranges is one of those things, incidentally, and what colour could be more fitting for summer favourites than happy, bright orange?!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

Glamour shopping Week April 2016

Kauftipps: Was sich bei der Glamour Shopping Week 2016 wirklich lohnt!

Uuuuund wir sind zurück mit der halbjährlichen Glamour Shopping Week (2. bis 9. April)! Wie in den letzten Jahren auch haben wir für Euch die Highlights im Beauty-Bereich herausgesucht – und als besonderen Service unsere Kauftipps für jeden Shop, um das Maximum aus der kleinen pinkfarbenen Karte herauszuholen. (Find the guide to Glamour Shopping Week in English at the end of the post!) READ MORE