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Category Archive: beauty

body oil

By Marlene | Published: 15. March 2014
Spruced-Body-Oil Me: „Thanks for cleaning the bathroom, hon. Can I help with anything?“ James: „Yes. You could explain to me what all this stuff is?“ Me: „What stuff?“ James: „The stuff that’s taking up two shelves in the cupboard.“ Me: „You know, just the necessities.“ James: „Then why do I only have half a shelf?“ Me: „Because you’re a natural [...]

too beautiful

By Marlene | Published: 28. February 2014
Spruced-Chanel-Rouge-Allure-Velvet Of course, it would be pointless to buy a beauty product that’s too beautiful to use. And yet I've had this lipstick for weeks now and have still to try it for the first time. Sometimes I open the packaging, press the push button that opens the tube and look at the fancy Chanel lettering. Then put everything back in its place. I just can't bring myself [...]

keeping up appearances

By Marlene | Published: 12. December 2013
Spruced_DecemberBeauty When they set up the Christmas market in front of the office building I'm spending a lot of time in at the moment in early November, I laughed. It was sunny, it was a balmy 12 degrees, the idea of drinking Glühwein seemed absurd. Now it's the middle of December and I, as is traditional by now, have not accomplished anything related to December 24th – not [...]

the no-blush blush

By Marlene | Published: 3. October 2013
Spruced_NarsOrgasmBlush „Why do so many women skip blusher? It troubles me.” It's impossible not to love Sali Hughes and that sentence is one of the many reasons why. You know Sali? She's the Guardian beauty columnist and I follow her with the ardour of an underage Justin Bieber fan. You can guess from that first line that she takes her stuff seriously. She also has a good [...]

prolonging the holiday

By Marlene | Published: 26. August 2013
Spruced_SepaiTanProlong While on holiday I read in the paper that the holiday feeling lasts for one week after you've returned home. However, the blues of no longer being on holiday lasts for four weeks. I immediately put the paper to the side and jumped in the pool once more. I've been back in Berlin for a week now and, kids, don't believe everything you read in the papers. [...]