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Beauty news and the best reads in November

Our favourite reads and exciting beauty news in June!

Everything of importance that has been happening in the beauty world (can I just say that the news about Nars and Deciem blew my mind?), plus a slew of great reads about self-care, women in the movies, the unicorn trend (there’ll be mermaids soon), and the new swimsuit trends. Plus, cheap MAC anyone?

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Beauty news and the best reads in November

Linklove: Best beauty reads and news in May

Hot beauty news, just for you! All the deeds about Sephora in Germany (yaaaaaaaay!), inclusive makeup (find the right foundation shade for you, whatever your skintone is), and makeup is actually good for your skin?! Also the truth about those IG loop giveaways, some travel hacks and what happens when beauty addiction turns into a real addiction. Here’re our best beauty reads and news in May!

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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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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

Spring glow makeup tutorial

Paola’s makeup tutorial: Spring 2016 trends – peachy and glowy!

As both Astrid and I had a lot on our respective plates during the last weeks (moving to Shanghai on my part), the blog unfortunately had to go and hibernate for a bit. Fortunately though, the lovely Paola from The Beauty Report offered to step in today and has a wonderful spring tutorial for your viewing pleasure. Go out and check her blog for more beauty goodness – you won’t be disappointed!READ MORE

Twindlytuesday… two favourite looks!

Last week something really unusual happened – Astrid and I met in person to plan things for twindly, catch up and geek out about makeup. While we do that all the time via skype and various messenger apps, it’s really rare for us to meet in person, because we live quite far away from each other. So, what could be more fun than doing our makeup together and going for something really different that what we’re normally doing, we thought. What did we do then?!READ MORE

Book Review: Beauty and Cosmetics 1550 – 1950 by Sarah Jane Downing

While I was waiting for Lisa Eldridge’s long anticipated book ‘Face Paint’ to be delivered, I was looking for other books on the history of makeup. I found ‘Beauty and Cosmetics 1550 – 1950′ and spent a very happy evening reading it. It’s full of interesting trivia and gives a great overview of the history of makeup.READ MORE

100 Days of Beauty Looks

Back in April, a friend of mine introduced me to The 100 Day Project initiated by the lovely Elle Luna and The Great Discontent. It’s about doing a thing and sharing it for 100 consecutive days. You can read about it more here.  I’ve to say I love doing these kinds of projects. Something that shuts down my inner critics and challenging to do everyday to create a new habit.  It was then a matter of finding the right calling and the right project to commit myself to.

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My summer face: Makeup products that hold up well during hot days

I don’t know about you, but for me summer’s all fine and dandy until I’ve experience that icky feeling of makeup melting off my face. Europe was recently hit by a proper heat wave – here in Germany we had around 40°C/104F – and while I enjoy this kind of weather while I’m on vacation and lounging at the pool, having to conduct your daily life in this heat was challenging. Especially if you’re loving makeup and can’t think of what makeup to wear during extreme heat.READ MORE