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Seoul K-beauty shopping for beginners

Beauty shopping in Seoul – the 101 on K-Beauty shopping

Seoul has to be the most exciting city for beauty junkies to visit. There’s no city (that I know of) that’s as permeated with all things beauty like Seoul. I mean, there’s a whole neighbourhood dedicated to beauty shops! You’re also getting a hint about the general beauty-crazedness when you arrive at the airport – virtually every billboard was adverting cosmetics. Every. One. It’s very easy to get overwhelmed, so here’s my Seoul K-beauty shopping for beginners!

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L'Oreal favourites

Brand favourites – L’Oreal

L’Oreal is one of the biggest beauty companies in the world, with countless brands under their belt, from high-end, to drugstore, to pharmacy brands, to niche. Plus, of course, their own eponymous brand, the one you see everywhere, in every drugstore, in every country. Pulling technology from all their other brands, there’re a lot of absolutely stellar products, but there’re two lines that are generally good, whatever product you try: Base products and mascaras. Let’s have a look at my favourites, shall we?READ MORE

Molly Cosmetics' Silisponge used with Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk Foundation, Charlote Tilburry Light Wonder, and IT Cosmetics CC.

A Quick Silisponge Review

Have you tried the silisponge? I recently got mine from Molly Cosmetics and here’s my quick silisponge review.
In case you haven’t heard about it, the silisponge is this new beauty tool craze that works for putting foundation on your face. It’s not porous, hence you’re supposedly only need fewer products. It’s been on a craze for a while, partially because of the viral YouTube video of Jeffrey Star (you can watch it here).

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MAC makeup must-haves

Five (odd and overlooked) MAC favourites!

I’ve a complicated relationship with MAC. Like for many beauty junkies, MAC was my gateway drug (back in the days oft he dinosaurs when it was still relatively cheap for a girl on a budget). Between then and now I got kind of exasperated with their limited editions that drop approximately every five minutes, mediocre products they released and great ones they discontinued. But I still enjoy some old and some new products very much, so much that they’ve become staples in my makeup drawer.READ MORE

beauty bucket list for 2017

The beauty bucket list for 2017

Bucket lists. What better end to 2016 than looking forward to the beauties 2017 will bring, and to ponder what to buy from the upcoming spring releases? Because I don’t know about you, but chances aren’t really big that this girl will ever do a triathlon (nor would I want to) and trekking the Inca trail is about my worst nightmare. But a beauty bucket list is straight up my alley!READ MORE

November beauty favourites

November beauty favourites

So here it is, the year’s least loved month – November. In dire need of something to cheer both us up, we found some pretty fantastic beauty products that made the month a bit more bearable!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

real techniques stippling blush and blush brush review

Two weeks, two brushes – real techniques brush review

A new little series in which I’ll be testing two new brushes for two weeks with every product I can think of. This time, I got the real techniques stippling brush and the real techniques blush brush and tried them with a lot of different blushes, powders and foundations.READ MORE

Cushion, Armani Eyetint in Senso and Brow Maestro in Plum

July beauty favourites

Deep in the dog days of summer, when everybody either is happily vacationing or glumly wishing to be away, we nevertheless bring you our absolutely marvellous July beauty favourites! The twindly team also managed to meet in Cologne, Germany, and had an absolute blast in planning exciting stuff and geeking out about makeup, but that’s a tale to be told another time.READ MORE