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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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Everything I learned when I dyed my hair purple

Ten things I learned when I dyed my hair purple

About one year ago I dyed my hair purple for the first time. That was quite an experience, first requiring bleaching parts of my natural brown hair with some blonde, washed out highlights. Then my wonderful hairdresser dyed various strands with two different kinds of purple, creating an ombre effect towards the ends. Flash forward to today, and my hairstyle has become a bit brighter, a bit more ombre, and I’ve even touched up my colour a few times myself. Here’s what I learned in this year of purple hair.READ MORE

Greenery Pantone Color of the Year 2017 makeup

Greenery – Pantone Color of the Year 2017: how to wear it

Every year, Pantone comes out with their Color of the Year. We’ve covered quite a few years already – Marsala, here, and Rose Quartz and Serenity here. This year’s Greenery is quite a challenge for makeup enthusiasts – how am I to wear a spring-y yellow green? Might you ask. And also, Color of the Year. Why should I even care? Short answer: Because Pantone subtly influences your shopping behaviour. Go ahead, scoff and laugh – I’ll prove it to you after the cut! (Also, pretty makeup.)READ MORE

Armani liquid lipstick review

Armani Lip Magnet review – liquid matte lipsticks gone high-end

The new year is barely ten days old, and I’m already breaking the rules I set for myself in my bucket list for 2017. This exact rule I’m speaking about is steering clear of the wishy-washy high-end incorporations of matte liquid lipsticks, always watered down versions of the real thing. But then, I stood in front of the Armani counter, saw the new(ish) Lip Magnets and curiosity got the better of me.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 beauty blogposts and articles recently

September linklove – the best beauty (blog)posts

These are the geekiest posts ever, I promise you! But then, I’m a (beauty) geek, and get a kick out of the strangest things – an overview of all of 2016’s new lipstick lines, for example! Or a powder that’s tailored to your skin, and yours alone – from the 1950s. Or why everyone on TV has the same hair. Really! They have! You just haven’t noticed it! Have a look at September’s best beauty blogposts!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

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

ColourPop critcal review

A solid C for ColourPop – a critical review

Since ColourPop entered the market amidst the jubilant reviews of bloggers everywhere, I’ve been curious about their products. Since I’m not in the US, actually getting Colourpop products proved to be difficult – and part of a brilliant marketing strategy that centers heavily around social media, cooperations with bloggers, and the hype that happens when products aren’t easily attainable. In spring this year, I had the opportunity to get some products via the help of a friend and jumped on that offer. I ordered some of their best-loved products and bestsellers, and have by now tried them all.  Here’s my somehow critical ColourPop review.READ MORE