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Category Archive: beauty

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, [...]

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 [...]