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coconut oil

By Marlene | Published: 18. November 2014
Spruced-CoconutOil I’ve stopped counting how many „beauty products from the kitchen cupboard“ tips I’ve collected. And then not used. Or, rather: never correctly. Starting with an avocado and egg white face mask that dried so quickly that I almost had to remove it with a hammer and chisel. Or olive oil as a deep conditioner. Fabulous idea – until I rested my oiled [...]
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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 [...]