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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

Easy quick makeup look for work or travel

Quick tip: Easy 5 minute makeup look (for travel, work)

Recently, I’ve been in a lot of situations when I simultaneously wanted to look somewhat polished but had both limited time and only a limited amount of makeup products on hand. (This routine works great when you’re travelling!) I found an awesome trick that solved both quandaries. Easy quick makeup look for work or travel – jump right in!READ MORE

What I think about Athleisure Beauty while I Run 10K

Athleisure beauty. What is it really? As a runner and a beauty junkie, I’m intrigued. Vogue magazine breaks down the trend quite nicely here.

It’s an interesting trend, a very different pull from the all organic, all natural beauty. What it is essentially, is makeup you can wear during a workout.

Then the questions is: should we wear makeup during a workout? Well, you know my stance with the general theme: Wear whatever you want (or don’t) and rock it!READ MORE

Beauty news and the best reads in November

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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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

January beauty favourites

January beauty favourites feat. makeup, skincare and perfume!

April is the cruellest month? I always wondered about that sentiment. Can there be a crueller month than January? It’s cold, we had to put the Christmas decoration away and I don’t know about you, but I’m totally broke after the Christmas and sale extravaganza that was December. So, what’s better than an infusion of cheap, colourful and blingy makeup into your life? While this works for me, Astrid is more about the feel-good vibes of amazing skincare and a good perfume. Which camp do you belong to?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

Beauty products for the zombie apocalypse

Beauty products for the zombie apocalypse

Halloween is a wonderful opportunity to look at darker topics than the ones that are usually covered here on the blog. I’m very happy that I can point out a serious issue that’s easy to overlook, with catastrophic results. You want to be prepared!!!!! It’s very important to think about this as early as possible. This is the reason I’ll write about the beauty products you need when the zombie apocalypse hits today.[1]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

twindly's Mascara + Primer Comparison

Mascaras and Primers for Asian Lashes

I have the typical Asian lashes: on the thinner side, not too long, and definitely not full. I’m still on the lookout for the best mascaras and primers for Asian lashes.  Currently I happen to have five opened bottles of mascaras and two bottles of lashes primers (which is rare!). So I figured, let’s do a side by side comparison post and review!

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