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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

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

April beauty favourites and favourite hangout places

April beauty favourites

From Germany to Sicily to Shanghai, this month’s favourites cover not only our best-loved and most used beauty products in April, but also both Astrid’s and mine recently discovered favourite spots to hang out in our respective cities!

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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

Three easy Halloween nail art tutorials

Three easy Halloween nail styles anyone can do

No matter if you get regular manis at a salon of your choice or paint your nails yourself on a regular basis, at Halloween you may want to spruce up your regular nude or red. You don’t need to be a nail artist to do that! Here’re three easy Halloween nail art tutorials anyone can do – promise! Plus, you’ll have the supplies for each one already at home!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