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best reads in February

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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best reads in February

Linklove: The best December reads

Holiday season and a kinda depressing 2016, the aftermath of the Gilmore Girls revival, the scent of different cities, the search for the best skincare products – that could very well describe my last weeks, but is actually a description of some of the blog posts and articles I really enjoyed this month and think you might enjoy too. Onwards to the best December reads!READ MORE

Best shopping in Ubud, Bali

A shopping afternoon in Ubud, Bali

Here on twindly, we’re always curious which exotic beauty items we’ll find when we’re vacationing. (We shared our Hawaiian, Icelandic, Singaporean finds here and also have handy Frankfurt and Berlin beauty shopping guides.) When I arrived in Bali, famous for its spa culture, yoga, beaches and arts and crafts, I came armed with a list of beauty shops I wanted to visit. (Among temples, volcanoes and beaches, of course.) Imagine my disappointment when one of the shops had moved, and I could only find one of the others! But nevertheless, I want to share some gems I found in Ubud, a charming city in the midst of the island.READ MORE

November beauty favourites

November beauty favourites

So here it is, the year’s least loved month – November. In dire need of something to cheer both us up, we found some pretty fantastic beauty products that made the month a bit more bearable!READ MORE

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

best reads in February

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

moving with your makeup stash

Moving with your (rather large) makeup stash

At the beginning of the year I was presented with the daunting task to make arrangements for our move from Germany to Shanghai. Moving is always a frightening experience, but moving with your makeup stash to another continent? I was terrified. And here’s what I learned in the process, to help out you all who might someday have to ship their makeup stash halfway around the world, too.READ MORE

French Pharmacy Favourites

Five French Pharmacy favourites for absolutely everybody

French pharmacies can be magical places, full of fabled beauty items Lisa Eldridge & co. always talk about. Or they can be totally overwhelming and crowded. The place where your significant other is complaining about your time-consuming beauty-buying habits while you’re standing in the aisle unable to decide what you want to buy (the last scenario may or may not have been a personal experience). So, here’re five products for your shopping list and a little sneak peak into the best of the best of French pharmacy products.READ MORE

best reads in February

Spreading the (link)love – August’s best articles and blogposts

Summer is nearly over, my birthday month is over, the Olympics are over, the exciting Fall releases came and went, and it’s time to face it – the year is coming towards its end. Maybe that’s why a lot of this month’s articles are so glum? Or maybe we’re all just tired. I know I am! But then, I take a look at the incredible piece about Michelle Carter and can’t help but smile. And if all fails, Nail Gaiman to the rescue!

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Packing for the holidays

Makeup on a plane

What makeup can you take on a plane? I travel frequently and tend to lug a lot of my makeup around when I do (chronic over-packers represent!). Taking skincare and makeup items with you on a plane can be quite tricky, though. Here I’ll tell you what best to pack into your carry-on, and what should go into checked baggage (and what you can do if you only have a carry-on).READ MORE