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BEAUTY TALK: so shiny

During the Winter I generally have a harder time with my skin, nails and hair. The dry heating air seems to literally make my skin crackle, my nails break at every occasion (that’s why I currently even have a thin layer of gel over my regular nails) and my hair, which is usually super easy going, looks more dull and flies all over the place, due to it being static. But I don’t care if it is Winter or not, I want shiny, pretty hair!! Luckily, Guhl recently came to my rescue by introducing me to their new “Seidenglanz(= silk shine) line for dry and dull hair - it seriously only took one wash and rinse for silky hair.
Some of you may remember this video, where I mentioned that I was on the lookout for new hair products in terms of shampoo and conditioner. Well, I’ve tried a few products since, and all are good in their own way. However, the new line by Guhl really impressed me. I used a whole bunch of Guhl products for my hair last Winter (remember this post?) and so it actually doesn’t come as a surprise, that I love the new line. Not to mention the pink packaging …

Do any of you use Guhl products? Which are your favorite?

Guhl Seidenglanz - Bikinis & Passports

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7 | Categories: Beauty, Brands & Partners, Hair

BEAUTY TALK: dipped in roségold

I am definitely not what you may consider a beauty junkie. Sure, I love doing my make-up, trying new products and my pretty eye shadows and lip sticks, but I won’t stand in line for limited editions or new collections. However, when ZOEVA came out with their rosé golden luxury brush set, it was love at first sight! After strategically placing it on various wishlists, I had my fingers crossed for Christmas. Naturally, Miss Ketch’em came through and surprised me with these beauties for this year’s present. She knows me too well, and made me squeal a little too high-pitched when I opened the present!! Do any of you own these brushes? How do you like them? I’ve only been using them for a few days but am already more than impressed and can’t get over the softness – not to mention the roségold 

ZOEVA rose golden luxury brush set - Bikinis & Passports

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One of the things I love most about being a blogger, is being able to discover new products, services or places and then getting to share them with you guys. Yesterday, I spent the morning with FREYWILLE at their boutique (Stephansplatz 5, 1010 Vienna) to find out a bit more about their 4 new “Les Parfums”. As you guys know, I have a fairly picky nose when it comes to perfumes, but yesterday’s experience wasn’t just perfume – it was so many beautiful scents that came together to form a feminine accessory, that – just like jewelry – is an extension of our personal style and taste. Unlike other perfumes, the four ‚Eaux des Parfum‘ by FREYWILLE (which btw took 3 years of careful research and expert development) made me feel like I was sticking my nose into a bag filled with real items. I was able to actually smell that mandarin, green tea, rose or iris. It is hard to describe in words, but it felt much more “real” and less perfume that what I am used to. Not to mention the absolutely perfect packaging with the black bow! I kind of want a bottle just to display on my coffee table next to my candles and fresh flowers!
My personal favorite? For sure the SPHINX Magique with a hint of fresh citrus, and being the lightest of the four. Surprisingly, however, I was also drawn to the SPHINX Rose, where I could sense the rose, but also something warm like vanilla and something woody like amber. 

FREYWILLE Les Parfums - Bikinis & Passports

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BEAUTY TALK: berry tones

This Fall I am loving berry tones, no question about it. Hues of deep pink, red and purple are so fitting for the season and seem to work with my complexion as well. I recently shared a few beauty favorites over on “beautystories” but also wanted to share them with you. So here we go!

Berry Tones - Bikinis & Passports

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