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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 skincare

Holy grails I buy again and again – skincare edition

Holy grail skincare, people. Holy grails. It was actually very easy to decide what’s going to be in this post – I just had to look into my backup drawer. “Backup drawer?!” I hear somebody explain incredulously. Yup, backup drawer – as I have to import nearly everything while I’m living in Shanghai, I actually have a backup drawer (or two. One’s in the fridge). So here’s what I buy again and again, because this is the good stuff – my skincare holy grails. Or the products I’d weep over if they ever were to become discontinued.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

Tutorial mineral foundation with spf

Why mineral foundation is great in summer (plus a beauty hack)

I tend to wear mineral makeup with SPF when it gets hot. I’ve combination skin that gets shiny very quickly in the heat. Generally, while liquid foundations break down really quickly in those conditions, mineral foundation doesn’t for me. If you’ve got dry skin, though, that might be different. But I found the perfect beauty hack for a super quick and easy application that’s great for all skin types.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

twindlytuesday: three… skincare holy grails!

For twindlytuesday, we’re planning to feature three things that we’re really excited about each week. That can be whatever crosses our paths – new makeup items, immediate releases, rediscovered golden oldies, exciting articles – a mixed bag of goodies basically! This week’s edition shows our skincare holy grail products – products we buy again and again and would be heartbroken if the beauty gods would decide to discontinue them.READ MORE

Bioderma Hydrabio Eau de Soin SPF30 Moisturising anti-UV mist – a review + giveaway

Imagine, a moisturising spray without any alcohol or perfume that has a SPF 30 that you can apply OVER your makeup. Yes, indeed, over makeup, so making it ideal for days when you wear a full face of makeup and can’t re-apply sunscreen without making a big ol’ mess about it or risk insufficient protection. And if you find yourself a bit shiny, or your eyeshadow smeared a bit in the heat, you can actually re-apply your makeup of choice over it. A dream, you say? NO! It’s Bioderma Hydrabio Eau de Soin SPF 30 (UVA and UVB protection).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

Airplane travel – how to care for your skin and stay comfortable!

While vacations are among the best things in life, the way to get to your destination is mostly an experience that ranges from bleh to awful. I love exploring distant countries, but long-distance flights? They’re something to be endured, not to enjoy. Here’re my tried and true tips to make the experience a little bit less dreadful.READ MORE