spruced by marlene

keeping up appearances

By Marlene | Published: 12. December 2013


When they set up the Christmas market in front of the office building I’m spending a lot of time in at the moment in early November, I laughed. It was sunny, it was a balmy 12 degrees, the idea of drinking Glühwein seemed absurd. Now it’s the middle of December and I, as is traditional by now, have not accomplished anything related to December 24th – not even drinking a glas of Glühwein. I will order every present online. I will bake some alibi cookies in the middle of the night and only because I promised my mom to do so. I will remember that I have no wrapping paper approximately on December 23rd and resolve that next year, next year I will be prepared!

Of course, I might very well not be. Because time always seems to speed up at the end of the year, New Year’s Eve rushing towards me when I’m still somewhere in the middle of June.

Here are a few beauty products that have helped me keep up the fantasy (and appearance) that I’m still in that relaxed summer state of mind, not in the holy-crap-it’s-christmas-pass-the-baileys panic mode.

| „Nuriance Eye and Lip global anti-aging cream” from Nuxe. I love a 2-in-1 product. I love it even more when it’s called „global anti-aging cream”. Superbly does the trick against chapped lips and tired eyes.

| „Fruchtsäurepeeling” from Susanne Kaufmann. A light peeling that brightens dull office skin. My skin is pretty sensitive, especially in the winter, and this isn’t nearly as aggressive as a lot of other peelings are.

| „Body oil for vital energy” from the „Beyond Organic” range from Ila. The scent alone makes me happy. So does the feeling of being wrapped in a blanket when I use this.

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  1. siska
    Posted 18. December 2013 at 11:59 | Permalink

    nuxe ist einfach der burner!

  2. Kasia
    Posted 29. December 2013 at 19:47 | Permalink

    i bought eye & lip nuxe today. i heard so many good things about the company and then you wrote about it in your post. it was a sign for me to buy it finally. 😉
    i like your blog very much and i read your posts with pleasure although i comment for the first time. thanks for writing it! many warm wishes!

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