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OUTFIT: miami pink

While it has currently cooled-down a bit, it’s been nothing but Summer vibes these past 2 weeks. With daily temperatures well above 30°C, at some point you just accept the fact that you’ll be sweating the second you step outside and that you’re better off wearing your hair in curls than trying to keep it straight. Even though 38°C was pushing it, I am so glad that the sun showed up daily this July. For those hot Summer days, I try to stick to light colors and as little make-up as possible. While I skip the eyeshadow, eyeliner and all other unnecessary products on my face, I do love a bit of color on my lips. Head on over to beautystories, where I recently shared my must-have lipstick for a pop of color during Summer, to find out what color I am wearing on my lips. And here is the outfit to go with it:

Douglas Beautystories: Bright Lips For Summer | Bikinis & Passports

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BEAUTY TALK: 5 products worth re-buying

While I am not one to shy away from testing new products, I am also someone who loves to stay true to things that work (for me). As a blogger, I often get spoiled by brands and get to try my way through tons of amazing things. Some never make it on the blog (usually because I don’t like the product or it doesn’t agree with my sensitive skin), but others become true favorites and a fixed part of my daily routine. Earlier this week, I stopped into KaDeWe in Berlin to re-buy my current favorite lipgloss by Chanel, when the idea of this post came to me. Personally, I think re-buying products is the biggest compliment you can give a certain brand or product, especially if a lipgloss runs at 27€ … I tried on a few other options of the same lipgloss, but nothing beats the one that is about to run out. Which is why I am sharing my personal top 5 products totally worth re-buying with you guys today.

5 beauty products worth re-buying | Bikinis & Passports

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BEAUTY TALK: let’s be sensitive

By now, most of you probably already know that I have super sensitive and dry skin due to my eczema. What you probably don’t know, however, is all the “smart advice” I’ve had to listen to over the years. If you ask me, there is no cure for eczema. I am no doctor, but I’ve lived with it for all of my life and I’ve learned a lot about my skin, especially now that I am older. To me, eczema is a genetic skin condition that you can either grow out of (mine has gotten SO much better over the years) or you can learn to live with and try to make to circumstances the best possible. When I was little (we’re talking kindergarden age here), doctors advised my mom to put me on a diet in order to avoid certain foods. It would go on for months at the time and my skin wouldn’t get better. Of course, the dry, irritated skin can be caused by certain external factors, but for the most part, I believe that it is connected with our psyche. If we’re happy, we tend to glow, if we’re stressed, tired or sad, it shows (meaning: if you’re a 5-year old, skipping certain foods is not pure happiness). Sounds easy enough, right? Well, as much as our mind plays into things, I’ve also found that the right care is essential for my skin in order to keep things under control and to prevent a real episode. Which is why I am super picky about the products I use. During Winter, I sometimes have to resort back to special creams and oil-based shower gels from the pharmacy, but for the most part, I’ve found certain things that simply work for me. I already wrote about my facial skin care routine HERE and today I wanted to share my experience with the new “Mandel Sensitiv” skincare line by Weleda with you guys. I am always super happy to discover new products that work for me, so hopefully some of you will also love these!

Weleda "Mandel Sensitive" Pflegeserie | Bikinis & Passports

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8 | Categories: Beauty, Giveaway, Personal, Sponsored

BEAUTY TALK: the perfect (instant) glow

Summer has never looked better than these past few days. A crystal clear blue sky, 30°C in Vienna and lots of ice cream are making it hard not to want to enjoy every second outside. After a first few hours in the Moroccan sun, my freckles are making an appearance again and my skin is showing first signs of something that resembles a tan-line from my bathing suit and a hint of a golden glow.
When it comes to sun products, I am not shy about testing new things, especially if they involve gold particles for an instant glow. However, due to the sensitive nature of my skin, I usually have to pass on most of those amazing products since they involve oily textures, which often make my eczema itch. Now, you can only imagine my excitement, when I heard that one of my favorite sun care brands, Piz Buin, was coming out with a new product called “Instant Glow” this year.

Beauty Talk: Piz Buin Instant Glow | Bikinis & Passports

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15 | Categories: Beauty, Outfits, Sponsored, Summer, Travels