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BEAUTY TALK: december favorites.

BEAUTY TALK: december favorites.

It has been a while since I shared my monthly beauty favorites with you guys (aka “products worth re-buying“), but since December was particularly tough on my skin, I wanted to give insight to a few things that I currently love. I am still trying to figure out a magic solution of how to keep my dry skin moisturized during Winter other than moving to a tropical island. The harsh temperatures and dry heating air make it nearly impossible to achieve a dewy look right now, and last week’s stomach flu hasn’t necessarily helped either. But I am trying my best to focus on what’s good, so here are a few products and tools that are making me happy right now!

December Beauty Favorites | Bikinis & Passports

Bobbi Brown travel brush set: I was gifted this set sometime before the holidays and honestly didn’t pay much attention to it since I have plenty of brushes in my bathroom. Then, while I was packing for the holidays at home, I decided to give it a try instead of packing up all of my usual brushes. I am in love! Not only is it super handy and I can also store my eyebrow- and lip pencils in the case as well, but it literally has the perfect mix of brushes. I can do my entire make-up (whether festive or casual) with what’s in the set and I never need to worry about which brushes to travel with anymore. Highly recommended!!

Aveda split end repair: As you guys know, I switched to a full Aveda hair care routine (= damage remedy) a while ago. I am super happy with the products, especially the spilt end repair which I use instead of an oil at the moment. For some reason I feel like my blowouts last longer and the hair looks more bouncy since. Plus, I am currently at 5 months without a haircut and my split ends are still not bad!

Clinique color pop lipstick “14 Cute Pop”: This is my go-to lipstick right now. Works perfectly with the paler Winter skin, and can be applied super light for daytime or a bit more intense at night.

Avène Hydrance Optimale serum: In desperate need of some moisture for my skin, I ventured out to the closest pharmacy I could find during a weekend trip to Berlin. Came home with this and have been using it twice daily since. I don’t remember the exact price, but I think it came in around 20€, which is not cheap, but if your skin isn’t as dry as mine, a drop or two will be enough before bedtime. I use it in the morning and at night underneath my 4% urea creme from the pharmacy.

Victoria Beckham x Estée Lauder highlighter/bronzer: Unfortunately this beauty of a highlighter was only available online and is totally sold out, so I almost feel bad telling you guys how great it is. However, it is strong competition to my beloved Shimmer Brick by Bobbi Brown and has been in daily use, so I didn’t want to keep it from you. For some reason, I feel like this highlighter works with every skin tone and looks good on everybody. If you ever come across it – get it!

December Beauty Favorites | Bikinis & Passports

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*post includes sponsored products, opinions my own


  • 5 years ago

    Liebe Vicky,
    das Pinseltravelset schaut wirklich klasse aus. Auch wenn ich die tollen Pinsel von Zoeva habe, dieses Set klingt sehr gut 🙂
    Und die Farbe von dem Clinique Lippenstift gefällt mir auch sehr gut!
    Ich hoffe deine Haut erholt sich langsam wieder.
    Liebst Kathi

  • 5 years ago

    Das Pinselset hört sich richtig praktisch an. Alles zusammen, kompakt verpackt scheint mir zum Reisen perfekt.
    Und der Clinique Lippenstift sieht super aus. Die Farbe ist für den Winter echt perfekt.

    xx Julia

  • 5 years ago

    Wooow, tolle Inspiration, danke dafür! Alle Produkte hören sich wirklich toll an und einige haben mich wirklich angesprochen! Und der Lippenstift hat ja eine mega Farbe, der steht dir sicher perfekt! 😉
    Liebste Grüße,
    Sandra /

  • 5 years ago

    Besonders Aveda mag ich sehr gerne, da ich gerade auf der Suche nach ein paar neuen Haarprodukten bin, kommt dein Tipp mir sehr gelegen:)

    Liebe Grüße
    Luisa |

  • 5 years ago

    Oh richtig schöne Sachen. Das Pinselset sieht ja edel aus…

    Liebe Grüsse
    Sylvia – a Photoblog

  • 5 years ago

    Sehr tolle Produkte. Ich mag deine Beautyposts immer so sehr.
    Schade, dass der Highlighter ausverkauft ist – denn er sieht wirklich wundervoll aus.

    ❤ Liebste Grüße ❤
    Conny von
    Personal Austrian Blog about Fashion | Beauty | Lifestyle | Food | and more

  • 5 years ago

    So schöne Produkte! ♥

    Alles Liebe,

  • 5 years ago

    Mir hilft im Winter immer die Dramatically Different Moisturizing Lotion von Clinique…nur die Frage ob du sie vertragen würdest.. <3

  • 5 years ago

    haha voll komisch 🙂 ich hatte die bobbie brown pinsel heute in der hand 🙂 waren sogar im abverkauf – und habs mir dann überlegt mist 🙂
    glg katy

  • 5 years ago

    Der Highlighter sieht total toll aus, schade, dass er nicht mehr erhältlich ist..
    Ich lese deine Beautyposts so unglaublich gerne und bin immer total begeistert von deinen Empfehlungen. :))

    Alles Liebe,
    Julia /

  • 5 years ago

    Richtig tolle Favoriten, der Clinique Lippenstift sieht toll aus und das Avène Feuchtigkeitsserum mag ich persönlich auch sehr gerne!

    Liebste Grüße,
    Ricarda von CATS & DOGS:

  • Caroline
    5 years ago

    Hi Vicky, I have simmilar issues with my skin. Have you tried winter creams? This year I’m using Avene Cold Cream and it’s amazing! Give it a try, winter creams are even helping with this uncomfortable feeling when your outside and you feel like you have 10000 needles in your face

  • 5 years ago

    Uhhh, diese Bildkomposition mit Marmor und rotem, glänzendem Stoff ist wirklich schön.

    Alles Liebe,
    J / (würde mich sehr über Feedback zu meinem Blog freuen)

  • Lyn
    5 years ago

    I am always happy to read your beauty posts so thank you for a new post and your recommendations 🙂
    I never really had dry skin but about 1,5month ago the top of my hands started getting dry and since a few weeks my forehead (above my eyebrows, not in the middle) and cheeks (horizontally from my nose to my hairline) are dry as well, really weird. Do you think the Avène serum would be a good help or should I try something else since it’s not my whole face? Thanks in advance!
    xox Lyn

    • vicky
      5 years ago

      Hi Lyn,

      it is always super hard to tell what the cause of the dryness is. For me, it is also patches around the eyes, nose and mouth. I try to just drink a lot of water (about 3L helps) and use the serum more on those certain spots by dabbing it on. Also, you could try one of the DIY face masks we shared over on The Daily Dose a few days ago. My favorite is the yoghurt & honey. So affordable and really feels amazing on the skin!

      xox Vicky

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