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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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where to find beauty products in Shanghai

A beauty addict in China: Beauty shopping in Shanghai

There’re many highs and lows in the life of an expat, and while living in Shanghai has many perks, beauty shopping definitely isn’t one of them. Especially not for a die-hard beauty addict. On the surface, it doesn’t look that bad – in Shanghai’s enormous shopping malls, there’s usually a Sephora or drugstore, and there’re also a lot of free-standing stores of the big Western beauty brands, and some Korean ones as well. But. There’re a lot of buts, actually.

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Link(love): February’s best reads

This time around, my best reads in February are nearly all about beauty. They’re also more of the, ahem, nerdy variety. So if you’re a beauty geek, this one is for you. Or if you want to know about the latest MAC release, how beauty ruins traveling, THE best-selling beauty product on Amazon, and how makeup can affect anxiety – go on reading!

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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

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My favourite (blog)posts and articles – October edition

Let’s end the month with some linklove – my favourite blogposts in October! I’m delighted to bring you a very diverse batch of beauty news, including an exciting new skincare brand, a Pumpkin Spice highlighter, beauty for guys, an awesome travel hack and some articles that are definitely food for thought if you’re a woman.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

Summer travel essentials that you'll really need

Summer travel essentials – what you’ll really need

I recently saw a Summer Travel Essentials blogpost that featured toe rings and stationery, and while I don’t know your life and if toe rings are an absolute essential to you, it got me thinking. What are my travel essentials, for summer or other times of the year? As I’ve just returned from a three week trip, I’ve got a few things on my mind I’d love to share with you – let’s just say I’ve learned from my mistakes!READ MORE

Let’s celebrate: The best beauty products of 2015

For me, 2015 was the year of more thoughtful decisions when it came to buying makeup. I think I finally passed the stage of the ooooh-shiny-must-have-it-all makeup addiction, especially when it came to limited editions, and focused a lot more on skincare. In conclusion, I became really picky and borderline cranky about all that stuff that companies churn out day in, day out. And then, once in a blue moon brands came out with really innovative, thought through, great products so that I didn’t loose my faith completely. Phew!READ MORE

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