My Skincare Routine

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Hello my beauties,

Today’s post is about skin care. Who does not dream of a flawless skin?

First of all it is very important to emphasize that care products alone are not enough to get a beautiful, radiant skin. Much more important is a balanced diet, fresh air and sport. Personally, I have a mixed skin and have repeatedly impurities. This means that my skin in the T-Zone is relatively oily and I get there impurities, the rest of the face is normal to dry.

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I started this year with a major change in topic skin care. I am working intensively with constituents and try to irritate my skin as little as possible. These products have changed my skin Routine:

(1) Clinique Take The Day Off
A Cleansing Balm oil-based is pretty much the most mild one, which allows you to clean the face and remove makeup. Namely it does not contain irritating substances such as surfactants, alcohol, etc. A Cleansing Balm works by being applied to the dry face, rubbed with wet hands and taken off with lukewarm water.

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(2) Clarisonic Mia 2
The Clarisonic Mia2 is a highly effective cleaning brush, which cleans the skin gently and intensively. After removing make-up with my cleansing balm (Clinique) I distribute a little bit of the enclosed cleansing gel from Clarisonic in the moistened face. Then I massage my skin for 1 minute. After one minute, the Clarisonic turns off by itself. The skin feels clean and soft. I use the Clarisonic 2 times a week.

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(3) Paula’s Choice Skin Perfecting 2% BHA Gel
A chemical peel removes dead skin cells , without irritating so much the skin surface as it does a mechanical peeling because of the small particles . It works with acids. BHA peels are especially suitable for blemished skin, because they can get inside the pore and work so deep into the pores. Moreover, salicylic acid is antibacterial and anti-inflammatory. I apply the peel for about 30 minutes after cleansing.

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(4) Paula’s Choice Skin Balancing Ultra-Sheer Daily-Defense
If you use a chemical peel , you should definitely use a day cream with sun protection factor , as BHA and AHA can extremely increase the sensitivity to the sun skin. It is very light, easy to apply and moisturizes well. Suitable for normal skin, combination skin and oily Skin.

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(5) Sebamed Anti-Ageing Eye Cream
From Sebamed Eye Cream I had heard a lot of good opinions. The alcohol is actually relatively far back in the contents. And I must say that I find the cream really great. It doesn’t burn, is rich and leaves a nice feeling on the skin.

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What is your skin care routine?

xoxo

Clarisonic Mia 2

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Good morning beauties,

In today’s post, a small Review of the facial cleansing brush Clarisonic Mia 2. I got it for Christmas this year and want to share my experience with you now.

Price
The Clarisonic Mia can be easily ordered online by Douglas for 149,99 €.

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The package includes

  • Facial cleansing brush Clarisonic
  • charger
  • Refreshing Gel Cleanser (30 ml)
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What it promises
 „The Clarisonic Mia2 is a highly effective cleaning brush, whereby the skin can be gently intensively cleaned. In conventional cleaning equipment the brush rotates in only one direction, Clarisonic is different: Here the oscillating brush head, moves with more than 300 cycles per second back and forth and so uses the natural elasticity of the skin. In this way, up to 6 times more makeup can be removed than with a manual cleaning. Facial care products can be much better absorbed by the skin. The result: a pore-deep pure skin that radiates. „

(Source: Douglas)

How do I use Mia?
I wet my face and spread some cleanser all over my face. At the moment I use the Clarisonic original Cleansing gel. Then I turn on the Mia and brush my face. The manufacturer suggest to go gently with the brush in a circular motion over your face 20 seconds for the front , 20 seconds for the nose and chin , and 10 seconds for the cheeks . This gives a total of 60 seconds, after the Mia turns off automatically.

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Different brush heads
Depending on your skin, there are various brush heads. Personally, I still use the standard brush suitable for sensitive and normal skin types.

  • Normal
  • Sensitive
  • Delicate
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Battery / Cleaning / Maintenance
I recharge my Clarisonic Mia 2 approximately every 2 weeks. For cleaning, it is proposed to wash the brush head every few days with warm water, soap or cleansing gel. In addition, it is advisable to renew the brush head every 3 months. When the battery is empty, I recharge the Mia overnight and until the next application it is running as usual.

My conclusion
I just love this brush! And I could not imagine my facial cleansing without the Mia, now. My skin has really changed for the better. Impurities occur rarely, the skin feels clean and smooth and it improves the overall appearance of the skin. At first I was worried it might irritate my sensitive combination skin but it’s so gentle to all skin types that I really can recommend. The only downside for me is the high price for changing the brush heads every 3 months (39,99 €).

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Do you already have experiences ​​with facial brushes?

ASTOR Perfect Stay Fabulous Lipsticks

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Hello my friends, the year begins with great beauty news! ASTOR sent me 13 beautiful lipsticks for testing.

I speak of the ASTOR Perfect Stay Fabulous lipsticks.

The lipsticks are available since January.

price: 8, 99 €

Design:

The ASTOR Perfect Stay Fabulous Lipsticks are wrapped in a black rose- gold packaging. On the black cap of the writing „ASTOR“ is applied. On the top is found the letter „A“ representative of the brand name. The respective color number and color name are mounted on the bottom of the lipsticks.

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The  Lipsticks are available in 13 shades, which are divided into four categories: nude , berry , rose-pink and coral- red tones . I like the wide color range insanely good and have already found a number of favorites.

Astor writes:
Make way for the first multi – Benefit lipstick ASTOR : The Perfect Stay Fabulous lipstick . The unique formula combines all the qualities that women would like from their lipstick: intense color, rich moisturizer and long -lasting comfort. The integrated primer, smoothes and ensures a long-lasting lip color without bleeding. The color choice of 13 vividly colored shades ranging from delicate Nude on fresh rosé pink to classic red – so any woman can find her lips – favorite.

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All colors have a glossy finish and feel applied to very pleasant. Rather like a lip balm, with neat pigmented color.

  • The Nude Tones:IMG_1590

    (from left to right)#700 Floral
    Rosewood tone with fine gold shimmer

    #703 Fantastic Plum
    a dark brown shade

  •  The Berry Tones:IMG_1604

    (from left to right)#300 Fancy
    an intense , cool berry tone

    #301 For Fun
    a gentle violet Nuance

    #302 Fireworks
    a bright purple with silver shimmer particles

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    (from legt to right)#200 Forever pink
    a flash Pink shimmer

    #202 Fuchsia
    a shining , loud pink with good mood factor

    #604 Fruity
    delicate color , rosé – pink shade

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    #203 Fabulous Style
    a flashy red#204 Favorite Berry
    bright red with strawberry touch

    #403 Feeling Feline
    a delicate coral Nuance

    #503 Fiction Red
    a strong , dark red

My conclusion:

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The ASTOR Perfect Stay Fabulous Lipsticks are an absolute must-have in my cosmetic bag for me. Convince me both visually and by its formulation with rich oils and the color intensity. Only two of the total of 13 colors habe personally failed but it doesn’t mean, of course, that you might not like them. Check out the entire range of colors! You will find certainly your favorite among the beautiful ASTOR Perfect Stay Fabulous Lipsticks.

A small drawback, however, there – the lipsticks do not run out, but blurring fast. You should not kiss your boy too wild when you carry one of the ASTOR Perfect Stay Fabulous Lipsticks. 🙂 After drinking and eating the lipstick should be tightened again.

My favorites:

At the high selection , it was really hard to find a favorite.

But who knows me longer, know that my heart beats faster for dark lips . 🙂
That’s why my favorites  are #300 Fancy and #503 Fiction Red.
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The products were provided free to me.

How do you like the colors?
Which is your favorite?

PR-Sample

Sephora HAUL

Hello my dears and at first a Happy New Year. Hope that 2016 brings you a lot of joy, especially health and beautiful moments.

I gave myself a little break over the holidays and I am pleased to start again today.

In my Italy vacation I was, of course, shopping. I visited Sephora and took these beautiful things:

  • Too Faced Chocolate Bar Palette
    The eye shadows are pigmented with pure, antioxidant-rich cocoa powder and includes 16 matte and shimmer shades of natural browns, delicate pinks and luscious plum.

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    price: 45,00 €

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  • Too Faced Melted Liquified Longwear Lipstick

    Melted Liquified Long Wear Lipstick comfortably coats lips in bursts of intense, high-impact, super rich, saturated color that lasts for hours.I chose the color Melted Fig.

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    price: 20,90 €
    content:  12 ml

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    How do you find my products?
    Do you know this palette or other products from Too Faced?

 

#Lacquered 2 – Manhattan Last & Shine 530 Party Princess

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Glitter polish with silver and a bright shade of red. You rarely see this Color.

price: 3,49 €
content: 10 ml

Applying

The paint has a broad brush, which makes the job without any problems. I think the square lid fits comfortably in your hand, I had a good grip by painting.

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Opacity

The nail polish I tested was in two layers covering. Especially the paints with metallic finish needs a second layer. So opacity: okay.

Durability

With a good topcoat the nail polish holds for five days. I would say the durability corresponds to other drug store nail polishes such as p2, Essence. So durability: okay.

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Conclusion

I ‚m going definitely to buy more of the coatings, because the color choice is really very big. Especially in the points order & price the nail polish convinced me.

How do you find this color? Have you already tried Manhattans new nail polishes?

 

Nuxe – Rêve de Miel Lipbalm

Every year around autumn / winter, minimum a new lip care product must come home with me. After lots of blogger says it again and again, the Nuxe Rêve de Miel Lip Balm got finally a place in my shopping bag.

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price: 9,75 €
content: 15 g

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The packaging is in my opinion rather impractical for carry daily in your pocket, but the product comes in a high-quality glass crucible. In general, the packaging is not particularly pretty, but also not entirely unattractive

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Included is a yellowish balm, which is a little harder and almost waxy. But rather soft. The Balm can be easily removed with your fingers and spread on the lips. The feeling is creamy, not sticky . The lips get no glossing shine, but just look naturally. I also take it before sleeping.

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The smell is very pleasant, the Balm smells very discreet honey.

For my needs (dry, but not strong chapped lips), he is currently perfectly as night care. I regret the investment in no case, also the Lip Balm is very economical! For the 15 ml content can I find the price of EUR 9,75 absolutely fine.

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The conclusion:
I am completely satisfied with the product. The price I find entirely appropriate because the balsam is very economical. It nourishes the lips , the lips feel soft and healthy. You have to try absolutely! It’ also a good gift idea.

Have you already tried the Lip Balm? How do you find him?

Catrice Liquid Camouflage High Coverage Concealer

Good evening my friends,

Today I want to introduce you to another highlight from the new Catrice assortment. Even the Camouflage Cream Catrice is an indispensable must-have for me when it comes to covering blemishes. But the concealer has again topped the whole thing, because my dark eye shadow finally belongs to the past. Why I’m so enthusiastic about this product, you will read now in this post.

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The design

The packaging is very simple as well as in the Camouflage Cream. The color black dominates and is stopped by a transparent plastic tube. So you always have an eye on how much product is still in the vial.

The concealer has a fabric-covered applicator which thus enables a smooth and precise application. The product adheres very well advised and can be evenly and distributed in.

price: 3,49 €
content: 5ml

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Formulation & Order

The consistency of the Concealer I would describe as a creamy and solid mass. Even when applying the product can barely shine through the skin, which is perfect for a high opacity.

In the application, however, you have to get some work done quickly, otherwise the product will dry quickli and leave behind unattractive borders that must be removed afterwards barely . To avoid this, I predict the order before gradually. Once I have applied some of the product to a particular point, I take my moistened makeup egg and knock the concealer gently. Thus, I have an even and natural result.

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Finish & Durability

The finish is matt, I chosed the  nuance  020 Light Beige . The Liquid Concealer Camouflage is characterized, as well as a highlighter. So is a smooth and fresh result guaranteed.

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Durability is simply amazing. The product sits even after a long working day in space and place. No deposits in the eye wrinkles and no mottled finish. It’s waterproof.

Conclusion

I will rebuy The Catrice Liquid Camouflage High Coverage Concealer  in any case . It covers excellently , lasts all day and leaves a great finish. And all this for a small price!

Have you already looked at the concealer?

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Lacquered #1 – Essie in stitches

Hello my dears,

Today I want to introduce my current favorite nail polish: Essie in stitches.

A beautiful rosewood , antique rose with cream finish  that you will just love. I was often asked, when I wore it .

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price: 7,95 €
content: 13,5 ml

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A single layer is sufficient, but who likes it darker, can paint a second layer. I also prefer two layers.

As a top coat I always use my holy grail , the Better than Gel Nails Top Sealer of Essence . This keeps my nail polish up to 5 days .

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Watch out for Essie’s In Stitches if you don’t already have it ! This nail polish belongs for me in the basics of each Essie Collection!

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Do you know In Stitches , or have it already?

 

Beautyblender

Hello my darlings, hope you doing fine.

Today I want to tell you my personal opinion on the Beautyblender.

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I wear my foundation usually with the Zoeva stippling brush 125. While browsing multiple blogs and videos, I came across the Beautyblender. Each beauty blogger has him, talks about it and so I became curious.

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What is a Beautyblender?

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The Beautyblender is a make-up sponge. The sponge was developed by the artist Rea Ann Silva Make Up to a professional and flawless finish while creating application of foundation, concealer, powder or other products. The Blender is made from a plastic foamed / resin based on polyurethane. It contains (as well as cleaner) no animal products and is therefore entirely suitable for a vegan lifestyle. He is free from latex and has no seams, so it is especially suitable for sensitive skin. By its shape you can easily apply your foundation also in points, where it’s hard to reach with your fingers or brushes (for example under the eyes, on the nose).

I bought the original Beautyblender and the Micro Mini Beautyblender with the cleaning fluid in the drugstore Müller.

price: 19,99 €

How do I use it?

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The Beauty Blender can be applied both dry and wet. I’ve tried both versions and get better at foundation with the moist and concealer with the drier variant.

  • Moist variant
    Put the blender under water (I always use lukewarm water). The Beautyblender will get quite a bit of size. Now you express the sponge until it is just damp and not really wet.First distribute the foundation with your fingers on the face and then incorporate with the Beautyblender by pat.
  • dry variant
    Here, the sponge is simply dry. The application is exactly the same as in the moist variant.

How often do I clean the Beautyblender?

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I clean my Beautyblender 3 times a week, at least after every second use. Therefore I use the Beautyblender cleaning fluid. Cleaning hereby actually works like I would use shampoo for my brushes. First I make the Beautyblender with lukewarm water completely wet. Then I give a small amount of the Beautycleanser on my palm and dab with the dirtiest place first in the cleaner. Then I rub the sponge few times and wash it out. I’ll do that for so long until the sponge is clean and no more cleaner is in him.

price: 14,99 €
content: 90 ml

Beautyblender Micro mini – What is the difference?

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In contrast to the Beautyblender, the Micro Mini Beautyblender are specifically for contour, highlight, and precisely application of makeup into the smallest parts of the face. This makeup blender lets you perfect apply makeup into the inner eye corners, brow bones, sides of nose, cheeks, and more. Designed with exclusive beautyblender® material and one fourth the size of the original sponge, these non-disposable micro mini sponges are the perfect tool for concealing small areas.

Can be applied both dry and wet like the original Beautyblender.

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price: 19,99 €

My opinion on the Beauty Blender

I tested the Beautyblender and the Micro Mini Beautyblender with the cleaning fluid now about one month. I admit that I certainly had my problems with the first uses of the Blenders, because I had to get used to the new management. With each use of the Beautyblender it was easier to handle. I really like him as a tool and use it every second day actually. You get a wonderful natural, streak-free finish. Although I do still like my brush for applying foundation, but the Beautyblender has become routine as an integral part of my make-up and I don’t want to miss it anymore.

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How do you wear your foundation?
Do you have experience with the Beauty blender?

Lush Haul

Hello my friends,

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this weekend I was in Stuttgart for shopping. Of course I could not make a stop at Lush. Anyone who follows me longer knows how much I love and support Lush.
Why?

Lush Cosmetics is fresh and handmade with fresh fruits, vegetables and essential oils. Free from animal experiments, 100 % vegetarian, 35 % unpacked and the rest wrapped in recycled packaging.

And…all their products smell just delicious!

I bought:

  • Shower gel Beautiful

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    content: 100 ml

  • Hair condition Veganese

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    content: 500 ml

  • Shower scrub Rub Rub Rub

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    content: 220 ml

  • Bath bomb Intergalatic

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    content: 200 g

Do you know Lush?
What are your favorite products?