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luxsit hydrating serum

By Marlene | Published: 13. October 2014
Spruced-Luxsit-HydratingSerum Every compliment I got for how well my skin looked in the last nine months, was forwarded straight to this bottle of „Hydrating Serum“ from Luxsit. I discovered it when I was out to buy a present for someone else. A what-the-hell-why-not-also-give-myself-a-present purchase. One that I haven’t regretted for a minute. I wear just a few drops of it over [...]

body shop bb cream

By Marlene | Published: 23. August 2014
Spruced-TheBodyShop-BBCream I’m loving anything that saves time at the moment. Shopping? Online. Eating? Preferably standing up and one-handed. Shoes? Slides. Cosmetics? The BB Cream from The Body Shop. The last time I shopped there, it was the late 90s and I wore the White Musk perfume and strawberry flavoured lip balm. Both Okka, who’s a fan of their Colour Crush Shine lipsticks, [...]
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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 [...]