My Beautician´s tips for better skin…


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today we are talking a little skin care over here. You might know I have started to go to the beautician a few months before my wedding because I wanted my skin to look the best possible.

I have been going there ever since every month and my skin improved a lot. I really have to admit it . It does help a lot when your skin gets “cleaned out” of all the blackheads and pimples on a monthly base. I also enjoy my hour there a lot. It is my personal wellness for the day and so relaxing.

Talking to her about what I can do at home to make my skin look better and more flawless has also helped so I am sharing her top tips here today:

# 1 // Don´t drink unfiltered water from the pipes cause it is to dirty and it will reflect on your skin (better get yourself a water filter like from Brita – saves plastic bottles too).

# 2 // Don´t drink to much sparkling water – it overacidifies your body which is also bad for your skin.

# 3 // Help your skin to improve itself by taking zinc as a dietary supplement.

# 4 // Peel your face 2 x a week to make sure your skin doesn´t harden. It helps a lot for the skin cells to breathe and also takes away the old ones to help your skin renew itself.

# 5 // The two best ingredients in a lotion for acne prone skin are biotin and zinc (for example zinc is included in baby´s rash lotions).

#6 // Drink – if possible – 3 l of water/unsweetened tea/black coffee a day.

# 7 // Make sure to regularly get your skin cleaned out to maintain it and keep it at the same level.

# 8 // Try to eat not to much sugar, this is the same for fruit as they contain a lot of fructose and that isn´t the best for your skin either

# 9 // I also try to skip as much dairy as possible cause it is also supposed to be bad for your skin and to cause major breakouts and I overall feel better without it. My only weakness is queso!!

Also I have rounded-up all the products I am using currently in the widget below to fight my bad skin.

Thanks for stopping by. Take care. See you.

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A classic red lip – sharing my favorite red lipsticks…


Hi guys,

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I hope your first day back at work wasn´t to bad. I am still at home but have to go back tomorrow. Not too thrilled about it either.

Since I am kind of a lipstick addict and especially of the color red I wanted to share my favorite brands and hues with you over on the blog today.I really love wearing a red lip whether it is for work or for going out.

There almost isn´t an ocassion you can´t wear red and it is super versatile and looks great with most colors. Also a red lipstick is an absolute classic just think about Marylin Monroe or Taylor Swift. 

So these are my current favorites I am using over and over again:

MAC MAC Red // I have first seen this color on Rachel from Pink Peonies and ordered it immediately. Although it has a satin and not a matte finish I adore this color. This is a bright red with a slightly blueish udertone. I personally think a blue undertone never hurts cause it makes your teeth look wither that they are.

MAC Lady Danger // This has been my first ever MAC lipstick and it started my obsession. It is corally red with an orange undertone and a matte non glossy finish. Works best in the summer since the color is really bright but I have also worn it with several pieces in the same hue a few weeks ago. 

Sephora Cream Lip Stain in color 95 Electric Ruby // I got this one at the Sephora in Leipzig and used it on the same night and for the following days. Absolutely love the color. It definitely is a darker red but not as dark as burgundy. The formula is perfect. I lasts and lasts and lasts. The Sephora brand itself is really good. Got a few more pieces and they didn´t disappoint as well. Be sure to try one of their cream lip stains. The color range is awesome too. And for 12 Euro they are super affordable.

L`Oreal x Balmain in color Domination // I was so happy about the collaboration between L´Oréal and Balmain. In fact I wanted to have every lipstick of their small but the bold blue and sheer olive hue where a little too much for me and also the nude ones wheren´t as interesting as the others so I went with four colors I liked the most. And what can I say – my most used lipstick is the bright red. It is super matte and super pigmented and also consists of the famous L´Oréal lipstick formula.  

L`Oréal Color Riche in color 349 Paris Cherry // This one had been sitting a very long time in my drawer (only bought it because I am a sucker for all the pretty lipstick names out there) until I recognized what a beautiful color it is. It is a darker matte red shade. The formula is so soft and doesn´t dry out your lips at all and it also has the typical smell of the brand´s lipsticks I love so much. My most used red for the colder months (as seen on my lips in the pictures above).

L´Oréal Paris Infaillable Matte color 204 Red Actually // The first color of the Infalaible lip color series I ever got was a bright purple. I think it the color was called orchid or similar. Do you remember the purple lips trends about 4 years ago? Did you get hooked as well. I mean we found out that MAC Rebel existed and that wasn´t bad at all. So the third color of these tubes I have ever got was the red shade. It is a darker and high pigmented red. I absolutely love the hue and it stays on pretty long but the applicator is real crap. It is super fuzzy so you can´t draw a nice line. I am always using a liner before and disperse the color with a lip brush. Also you never know how much of the product is left in the tube. Anyways the red is just too beautiful so I don´t mind about the other two points.

Do you have any products you truly love and would buy and use over and over again. Be sure to tell I would love to know.

Thanks for stopping by. Take care. See you.


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A new round of beauty finds + what I got for Christmas…


Good evening guys,
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it is New Years Eve and I am so happy to share another round of beauty finds including my Christmas gifts. Need to keep myself busy otherwise time is standing still. 
I always enjoy wandering through the drug stores or browsing through the online stores a lot to find out what´s new and what could possibly be a hidden beauty gem. So let´s get this started (you can view my last update here).
Invisibobble Scrunchies // Loved them before and love them even more now that they come in fashionable and super soft velvet scrunchies.

NYX #nofilter Primer // This is by far the best primer I have ever used. It makes your skin look flawless and also evens out everything. Just awesome. I got this during the Black Friday sales and going to get this again.

T3 Whirl Trio // This was a Christmas gift from my husband. I wanted the T3 curling wand set for such a long time and gave several hints over the last months and I got them. I have tried two of the three barrels so far and I love it. I heats up super fast. Makes beautiful bouncy curls and the white and rose gold coloring of the tool doesn´t hurt either. I know it is definitely expensive but in my opinion worth it. Have used it about ten times since Christmas.

Charlotte Tilbury Party Girl Kit // I got this from Sephora during our Leipzig trip. I only wanted the Pillow Talk liner and lipstick in the full size but they had been sold out in stores and online so the girl at the Sephora counter found this set including both of them in the mini version (it was the last one) and I immediately got it. The set includes the mini lip duo, a mascara, a black eye liner and a copper eyeshadow pencil. I have used the lip duo, the mascara and the eye liner so far and loved every one of them. The mascara has a nice brush and makes long and thick lashes and the lip duo has the most beautiful shade ever. I am all for color but this might be my new favorite.

NYX Metallic Eyeliner in color 02 silver // I have to admit I am not good at applying black eyeliner precisely so I opted for a silve one. It isn´t too bad if you smudge a little it won´t show and still looks great for day and also for night.

Kerastase Resistance shampoo // I got this in the miniature version a few weeks ago including a hair mask and a protection balm for your hair and this has been by far my favorite shampoo. I have never had more soft and healthy looking hair than with this line. And the smell is amazing too. I am using another shampoo at the moment but definitely are going to get this one a second time. 

Sephora Pomegranate eye mask // I recently discovered eye mask and from time to time I like to use one, especially in the cold winter time. Dry skin doesn´t look good and dry skin under your eyes are even worse.

Bvlgari Rose Goldea perfume // This is my second Christmas gift I have hinted for a lot. The first time I heard about the fragrance was on the airport on our way back from our honeymoon. A sales woman gave me a paper stick with the scent on it and I loved it right away so I gave it to my husband to keep it and he put it into his wallet and was remined by the scent everday and guys it worked, I got it. It also has the most beautiful little bottle I have ever seen. Rose gold and sparkly pink!!! How pretty.

L.O.V The Glowrious deep metallic highlighting palette // I got this gorgeous palette at the Bunte Beauty days before it actually launched in stores and I have used it a ton since then but it looks almost brand new so this definitely is worth its money (it is about 16 Euro). If your make up consists plenty of rose shades this is definitely one for you.

Maybelline Superstay Matte Ink in color Lover // This is the second superstay matte ink I got. The first color I have ever got is really dark and nothing for everyday but I was impressed with the stay. I had it on until I showered and after it still looked brand new. It really is not moving at all (super bad for quick removing but really good for long days or dinners). 

Maybelline Color Sensational lipliner in color 56 Almond Rose // The lipliner was supposed to match perfectly with the Matte Ink (they came in a set) but I think it is way to dark for the other color. The pink itself is very beautiful but not in combination. I used MAC Soar with the color above.

Bean Body Coffee Scrub Coconut // First of all I loved the idea of a coffee scrub and the smell is amazing but this has been the messiest my shower has ever looked. The coffee powder was everywhere and honestly the brown water wasn´t quite as nice either. I had to clean the entire shower after so this is definitely a fail for me and I tossed it after using it once.

Rexona deo creme stick // Don´t get me wrong. I love their products and been using it for years and this really was a coincidence but that is how I found out about this. I have been using the roll-on for a long time now and I love the feel and the protection and the smell. So I ran out of my deodorant the evening before we left for Leipzig and I needed a new one so I quickly went into the store and didn´t even take a quick look I just got the product (comes in a little box with the name on it) and left. The next day I recognized I got the wrong one and thought it wouldn´t be too bad but believe me this is a total mess applying. The creme doesn´t come out or a lot of it comes out which makes it impossible to apply and you probably (like I did) get it all over your clothing. So I recommend their maximum protection roll-on but never would recommend the deo creme.

Wohoo. That has been such a long post but I really tried out a lot of new things and wanted to give you the best possible review. Stay tuned for another one coming soon.

Thanks for stopping by. Take care. See you.

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10 Days of Christmas Giveaways – Day 8 – skin care secrets…

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I am back (after a little break) with giveaway #8 from my 10 days of giveaways series. Last week has been such a whirlwind and I had so so so much to do that I made a promise to myself, I am never ever again going to take so many appointments for ones week. I totally forgot about one and almost forgot a second one too.
But this weeks posts are going to be back regularly and in order (I need that for my sanity and also you guys know what´s up each day).
But let´s get to today´s topic. Who gets super dry skin in the winter months and hates it? I bet there where many hands up in the air. Me too guys, but I have found a product line I love and always switch back when winter time rolls around.  

The Neutrogena body lotion is my absolute favorite when it comes to dry, itchy and flaky skin. There probably isn´t a feeling I hate more than getting out of the shower and having the feeling of tight skin. Everybody who get´s extreme dry skin knows what I am talking about when I say your skin feels like it is too small for you.

I use the Neutrogena body lotion for very dry skin after every shower/bath. It enriches your skin with the moisture it needs while it soaks in very quick and leaves a smooth and enjoyable feeling on your skin. Also the hand cream is the perfect addition to throw into your handbag for when your are on the go. Washing and sanitizing your hands many times throughout the days (flu season is right around the corner) leaves your hands dry and itchy. Also the prettiest nail polish doesn´t look good when your hands are dry and bloody.

So for this reason I am giving away two sets of Neutrogena body and hand lotion. Be sure to enter below cause the cold is rolling in and you´ll be needing all the help to take care of your skin. Good luck.

Thanks for stopping by. Take care. See you.

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