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the Berlin experience.

Aveda Experience Berlin - Hackesche Höfe | Bikinis & Passports

Berlin and I, we didn’t always get along. The German capital always felt too cool for me. But then we started to get to know eachother and fell in love. For work, Berlin is a regular on my travel agenda. It was my sister’s home for the past 9 months. And over the past few years it has become a city I love. I have found the corners of town I personally like best (Mitte!), one of my favorite hotels worldwide is actually in Berlin and the food and restaurant scene is incredible….

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BEAUTY TALK: enhance, don’t cover up.

Bobbi Brown Skin Foundation Cushion Compact SPF 35 Review | Bikinis & Passports

I love my freckles, that’s nothing new. And I like to show them – again, nothing new. But I will tell you about something that is actually new: The Bobbi Brown Skin Foundation Cushion Compact. In the past, I always associated lots of coverage and a more cake-like make-up with the word “foundation”. I am all about a natural look, so I thought it just wasn’t right for me. Well, turns out not all foundations are equal!…

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TRAVEL TIP: shampure dry conditioner.

Aveda Shampure Thermal Dry Conditioner - Bikinis & Passports

While I have an entire cabinet dedicated to my beauty favorites at home, in my own bathroom, traveling usually forces me to really think about my daily routine and what the essentials are. Aside from the fact that carry-on luggage will only allow a few liquid products that all have to be under 100ml, I am also limited to the size of my toiletry bag – even for the checked suitcase….

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BEAUTY TALK: new york beauty buys.

NYC Beauty Buys: Sephora & Glossier Showroom | Bikinis & Passports

The great thing about New York? They have Sephora stores at every corner! The great thing about having a beauty obsessed best friend? You don’t have to do any research on what to get – she’s got you covered! Needless to say, Kathi and I stopped into Sephora during our short trip to NYC and brought back a little something. I didn’t go crazy but made sure to only buy things I can’t get in Vienna….

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