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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, [...]

wish list! miriam jacks from jacks beauty department

By Marlene | Published: 15. December 2014
Spruced-WishList-MiriamJacks-JacksBeautyDepartment1 When it comes to make-up, I’ve been pretty much doing the same thing since I was 15. Then why do I have so many products in my bathroom cupboard? A question that I intend to answer by treating myself to a beauty lesson at Jacks Beauty Department in the new year. I’d like to learn what I can do with what I’ve got and I can’t think of a better teacher [...]

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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