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March beauty and book favourites

March favourites: beauty and books!

We at twindly HQ have been beauty shopping! (Blame it on this spring feeling when you just *need* something new after the long winter to perk you up!) Luckily, all products we’ve gotten turned out winners (independently we both tried Nars products that went head-to-toe with Urban Decay classics!), and promptly went on the favourites list. Which is here. Plus, we share our favourite book we’ve been reading lately! Read on for our March beauty and book favourites!

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Nars Narsissist Eyeshadow Palette Loaded

An Honest Review of NARS Narsissist Loaded Eyeshadow Palette (vs Urban Decay Naked Palette)

I’m one of those people who are quite gullible when it comes to raving reviews of products. Especially when it’s a blogger I’d consider as my beauty twins like Karen of the Makeup and Beauty Blog. In the case of the NARS Narsissist Loaded Eyeshadow Palette, won’t be too hard given how much I actually like the brand. I’m rarely disappointed by NARS products, and I hope they will return to Germany again (with Sephora? please?)

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Beauty deals Glamour Shopping Week 2017

Glamour Shopping Week April 2017

Es ist wieder Glamour Shopping Week (GSW), und vom 1. bis 8. April könnt Ihr wieder mit besonderen Rabatten shoppen, bis die Karte glüht. Nachdem wir Euch unsere persönlichen Empfehlungen (hier) und die teilnehmenden Shops (zuletzt hier) vorgestellt haben, mache ich’s dieses Mal kurz und stelle Euch nur noch Shops mit besonders guten Deals vor. Keine “gifts with purchases” und mageren Prozente, die es ständig eh gibt! Hier kommt die Creme de la Creme des Beauty-Shoppings während der Shopping Week! (Mit Click auf das Bild des jeweiligen Stores geht’s zum Store.)

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cream eyeshadows comparison

New in: Three cream eyeshadows from MAC, Urban Decay and Charlotte Tilbury

Three very very different cream eyeshadows I got lately and use for different purposes. MAC’s Paints are classics that have been tragically nearly purged from MAC’s permanent line (only four shades remain). I love Urban Decay’s Moondust Eyeshadows and was incredibly curious about the liquid version that got very diverse reviews. And finally, a new brand for me is Charlotte Tilbury, and my first purchase was the Eyes to Mesmerise Long-Lasting Easy Colour in Veruschka.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

best beauty products of 2016

The best and worst of 2016

While we all very likely will agree that 2016 was a pretty horrible year generally, I look at this year’s beauty experiences and guys, I don’t know. 2016 had some pretty fantastic products. Either new ones, or ones that weren’t new but new to me. There also were some pretty crap ones, too. Let’s have a look at the best beauty products of 2016, some un-favourites and the ones that were solidly meh.READ MORE

beauty bucket list for 2017

The beauty bucket list for 2017

Bucket lists. What better end to 2016 than looking forward to the beauties 2017 will bring, and to ponder what to buy from the upcoming spring releases? Because I don’t know about you, but chances aren’t really big that this girl will ever do a triathlon (nor would I want to) and trekking the Inca trail is about my worst nightmare. But a beauty bucket list is straight up my alley!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

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