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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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TRAVEL: The Ice Cream Market in Berlin

Any event that involves not only one, but multiple ice cream trucks, a huge pool, palm trees, a giant ice cream piñata, cute clothes and lots of sun will make me happy. Which is exactly what the mint&berry Ice Cream Market hosted by the lovely ladies of This Is Jane Wayne & Stil in Berlin did! I was lucky enough to fly to Berlin this past weekend to join the fun and wanted to share some images from Saturdays outdoor activities with you guys. Together with Juliane and Nina (and about 600 other people), I ate my way through tons of yummy ice cream  - my favorite was the special strawberry & mint popsicle that was created by Paletas for mint&berry – and enjoyed some sunshine in Berlin before heading back home to Vienna.

TRAVEL: the ice cream market by mint&berry | Bikinis & Passports

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16 | Categories: Events, Sponsored, Summer, Travels

OUTFIT: my perfect Summer day with mint&berry

Summer in Vienna is my favorite season, without a doubt. We get tons of sunshine, have plenty of outdoor bars and nice spots to hang out at, and everyone seems to be in a good mood. When mint&berry recently asked me to share my perfect Summer day, I didn’t have to think long of what I wanted to share with you. Tel Aviv Beach 2010 has been my go-to place for years (last mentioned HERE and seen HERE). We are usually a big group of friends and start meeting up by the Danube Canal some time during the afternoon. People come and go, the sun sets over the water and the atmosphere is pure Summer! And don’t even get me started on the food and drinks! I am a huge fan of hummus, and at Tel Aviv Beach, almost every dish includes hummus. I can highly recommend their Hamschuka or the Tel Aviv Plate. Plus, their homemade lemonade and iced tea are the perfect way to cool down on a hot day. Sometimes they have live DJs and you definitely shouldn’t miss their homemade Neni ice cream – the chocolate with brownie bits is to die for!

Speaking of ice cream: This Saturday, mint&berry is hosting the first ever Ice Cream Market at Haubentaucher in Berlin from 12-8pm and I’ll be there, eating tons of ice cream. What else? And hopefully I’ll see some of you there!

my perfect summer day with mint&berry - Ice Cream Market | Bikinis & Passports

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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