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Tag Archive: lipstick

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 [...]

summer beauty: lipsticks

By Marlene | Published: 24. June 2013
Spruced_SummerBeauty_Lipsticks After I shared my summer essentials last week, I started wondering about my state of mind. Bikini: black. T-shirt: white. Sandals: grey. And I didn't even show you my favourite dress (black), jeans (white) and shirt (take a wild guess). Did I lose my color perception in the long winter? If I had, I wouldn't have fallen so madly for my new suede shopper in [...]

the power of pink

By Marlene | Published: 12. June 2012
Spruced_NarsSchiap1 A little while ago, Okka e-mailed me a picture of two women with the question: "Do you know where the one on the left got her dress?" "Sorry, I don't. But do you know where the one on the right got her lipstick?" She did. From Nars, in a shade called Schiap (as in Elsa Schiaparelli, a tribute to the designer's favourite colour). Okka promised to buy one for [...]