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Monthly Archives: June 2013

summer beauty: sunscreen

By Marlene | Published: 30. June 2013
And here's the PS to my post about self tan, my sunscreen. As much as I love the typical scent of sunscreen – I only have to smell Nivea and my memory takes me back to being 5 years old on a beach in Denmark –, I can do without it here. Because this lotion can do something else: it's non-greasy and doesn't leave the typical white streaks on skin and clothing. [...]

summer beauty: self tan

By Marlene | Published: 26. June 2013
Asked in an interview what quality he'd most like to change about himself, the comedian Conan O'Brien once said: „My inability to tan”. I laughed out loud when I read it. Then I reached for my bottle of self tan lotion. You see, I don't tan either. Rather, I collect freckles between June and August, mostly on my face and arms. My legs, however, stay [...]

summer beauty: lipsticks

By Marlene | Published: 24. June 2013
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 [...]

summer essentials: the suede shopper

By Marlene | Published: 21. June 2013
Of course, I saved the best for last. My new handbag from James Castle! I'm completely smitten with „The Nora”. A slouchy suede shopper that's as simple as a shopping bag, yet very chic. The kind of bag that doesn't need to show off to get noticed. I've been carrying it around for a couple of weeks now and I keep getting asked where I got it from. [...]

summer essentials: the sandals

By Marlene | Published: 20. June 2013
According to my feet, the year only has two seasons. Blue foot season and red foot season. My feet are either so cold that I want to use warm water bottles as inlays for my shoes. Or so warm that I want to dunk them in an ice bath every half hour. When it hits 35 degrees, as it did this week, my toes turn into little Danish hot dog sausages. I can't blame [...]