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I find it difficult to find the right Beauty products for me: most times you can’t really test them in-store (like body wash or face toners) and even if you can it’s hard to determine if, for example the Make-up really goes with your skin-tone in the unnatural light of a drug store or department store.

I’m always happy if I find little testers in magazines, so I can try a product at home instead of awkwardly  try to smell body wash or putting layers of make-up on my hands.

That’s why I think Glossybox is a good concept to discover Beauty Trends without breaking the bank. You will be sent a Box with 5 luxury Beauty samples each month for 10 Euros/pounds in the UK. This is especially interesting for Beauty-Fans who would like to stay on top of current trends and indulge in a little luxury.

Glossybox has offered me to put on an Advert on my Blog (on the right side), which you can use to click through and order your first Glossybox. It’s of course nice to be rewarded with a little bit of money as a Blogger but I would have not agreed to the collaboration if I wouldn’t  personally support the concept of the brand. If you would like to  order it is of course entirely up to you.

A Taste of Summer

A shell might not be the Accessory you are thinking of right now. But these sea shells filled with 100% organic lip balm, made out of macadamia seed oil, coconut oil or others are too chic to wait until the summer. Best placed into an elegant clutch (hold by glove-warmed hands), I would say. They have been launched in UK only a few weeks ago but have already made it in Alexa Chung’s Clutch….so maybe getting them now, to get ahead of the trend?

Images via Shelllipbalm.co.uk

Hairstyles

I am not a particularly good Hairstylist. I don’t even own a hairdryer. I do use a Hairbrush and Hairspray and that’s about it. However I thought as a New Year’s Resolution I could put more of an effort into my Hair. I found these Hairstyles in an ELLE supplement a couple of days ago and thought I’d post it for inspirational purposes. I especially like the Wet Look with frizzy hair (brown haired girl) the best. I don’t think I would be able to recreate it. Does anyone have any ideas for easy Hairstyles or a Blog that deals with that topic?

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Gareth Pugh launches MAC Make-up range

Gareth Pugh, one of Britain’s most Avantgarde designers has teamed up with MAC cosmetics for a Make-up range. The designer is know for his awkwardly shaped clothes and stunning Eye Make-up in his shows. He, himself wears Make-up “because it makes him look better when he wakes up”, and feels sorry that Make-up for men “will probably always remain a taboo”. Known for his androgen Style, the Make-up range includes mostly grey, blue and purple shades and will create powerful Looks for women and for men, if they want to. Personally, I couldn’t ever really acquire the taste for men’s Make-up, not even on Johnny Depp as Jack Sparrow but if there was one person that could maybe make this happen it would be Gareth Pugh.

Look from his Collection via

What do you think about men wearing Make-up?

Why spending money on expensive beauty brands is stupid

why  “I like to have my money, right where I can see it: in my closet” – and not in my bathroom.

In my life there are only a few occasion, on which I leave the house without Make-up:

a) going for a run

b) getting fever-lowering medicine from the pharmacy/ going to hospital

c) picking up a family member or friend form the air port or train station in a car

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