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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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Zoeva highlighter and eyeliner brush review

Two weeks, two brushes: Zoeva

Believe it or not, I bought my first two Zoeva brushes this year. I know. It’s like I’ve been living under a rock. But as I’m still on my quest for a highlighter brush that suits my needs (have a look at the former installments in this little series and you’ll see what I mean), I picked up the Zoeva 105 Luxe Highlight, and the 312 Detail Liner as an afterthought. I had just bought the Essence Cushion liner I wrote about here, and it seemed like a good point to try a new eyeliner brush. Go on reading for my Zoeva highlighter and eyeliner brush review.

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Hakuhodo i-series review

Two weeks, two brushes: Hakuhodo i-series

Let’s carry on with our little “two weeks, two brushes” series, shall we? I got two new Hakuhodo brushes the last time I was in Singapore. Because… well, who can restrain themselves when standing in front of a Hakuhodo counter? Not me! This time, both brushes from the i-series and I had a somehow rocky start. Here’s my Hakuhodo i-series review: An in-depth look at both eyeshadow (i-127) and blush (i-110) brush from the synthetic Hakuhodo brush line.

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February beauty favourites

February’s fabulous beauty favourites

From the K-Beauty shops of Seoul to the cinemas of Berlin, our lives seem to influence what we love each month. I fell headlong into the wonderful world of K-Beauty, while Astrid went full-on glam for Berlinale, the famous movie festival. READ MORE

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

Beauty shopping in Singapore

Beauty adventures in Singapore

I love Singapore. It has been dubbed the Asian city for beginners, because for a Western person, it’s incredibly easy to get around. For me, though, it’s the Asian New York City – a melting pot, a financial hub, a touristy mess – topped with a all-year round hot climate, awesome parks and gardens, yummy food and well, the shopping. It’s easy to get overwhelmed with all the shopping malls and opportunities, and I wouldn’t say that I even scratched the surface of this teeming city. But here’re my favourite spots for beauty shopping in Singapore.READ MORE

Hakuhodo brush review

Two weeks, two brushes: Hakuhodo brush review

Like I wrote in the first instalment of this little series (find it here), every time I get new brushes I test them thoroughly with every product I can think of to see with which they’re able to perform well. For two weeks, I use them every day when I do my makeup and tell you all about it. This time, I tried and tested my first Hakuhodo brushes! Exciting!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