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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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turn off the lights…

Aveda Earth Month Candle - Bikinis & Passports

…and light a candle.

I am a huge candle lover. They are placed all around the apartment and on rainy days or evenings spent on the sofa, there is always a candle burning in our living room. Candles are a perfect way to set a cozy mood, but they are also a source of light. That’s why I am happy to join Aveda for their #EarthMonth this year with a new candle addition to light the way….

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