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Category Archive: beauty

skin food

By Marlene | Published: 9. April 2015
Spruced-WeledaSkinFood My dad has taught me a lot of things. How to operate a percussion drill for example. Or that one shall have no other Gods before Bruce Springsteen. And that gummy bears are the perfect sweet. I also admire him for his fundamental optimism and for his mischievous sense of humor. So I think it will tickle him that he’s one of my beauty icons. No joke! He’s [...]

my berlin

By Marlene | Published: 4. March 2015
Spruced-Cityguide-MyBerlin I’m never going to get it done. That’s what it felt like when I sat down once again last summer to write a list of my favourite spots in Berlin. And couldn’t finish it. Shouldn’t I wait until that new shop opens that everyone is already talking about? Until I’ve been to that one café I’ve been meaning to visit forever? Until I can recommend [...]

the green issue

By Marlene | Published: 19. February 2015
Spruced-DeliciouslyElla-GreenSmoothie It’s nothing personal. Really, I don’t have anything against spinach. No traumatic memories of a childhood spent pushing away the greens on my dinner plate. No particular dislike of the taste. No aversion against the consistency of cooked spinach. It’s just that I can think of roughly 12 other vegetables I’d rather eat. And 40 things I’d rather [...]

yarok haircare

By Marlene | Published: 2. February 2015
Spruced-GreenBeauty-YarokHair One of things I enjoy most about my job is that I get to hang around some very talented people who let me peek over their shoulder and be a nosy parker, who share little secrets and favourite addresses with me. One of the things I enjoy most about writing this blog is sharing those whaaaaat-that’s-amazing-tell-me-more moments. A moment like the one when [...]


By Marlene | Published: 15. January 2015
Spruced-Mascaras What you see here is a problem. Or: the result of some intense research? Either way, when I recently emptied the contents of my beauty cupboard, I discovered nine – I repeat NINE – mascaras. Not pictured are the three I later found while going through my handbags. Makes twelve. Twelve mascaras for one woman. Hands up if that sounds familiar! Clearly, [...]