Short update on Diorskin Nude

I’ve used the Diorskin Nude foundation for over a month now. It is one of my favourites so far, great, GREAT natural finish. However, it doesn’t last a whole day. I run between meetings and sit in front of the computer ten hours per day, and in late afternoon, it definately needs retouching. Therefor I would recommend using it with a primer, for example this one. And also to keep a compact in the handbag for some touching up, especially if you are going out after work.




Dermalogica Dynamic Skin Recovery


Dermalogica Dynamic Skin Recovery

I’ve been using the Dynamic Skin Recovery for a month now, stealing it from my mother. She has more mature, dry skin and thought it was a bit too light for her. With my normal/combination skin it has however worked perfectly, even for the chilly winter weather. The cream is quickly absorbed into skin, and works perfectly together with a primer before putting on the foundation. It has 30spf which I highly recommend as well, even in the winter, but doesn’t clog the pores at all. I know that some users have complained about the smell, I don’t think it smells strange at all, and in general, it’s a big plus when a product doesn’t contain artificial fragrance, since sensitive skins can react badly on it. I like the texture of the cream, and on top of it all, I have received a lot of compliments for my nice skin lately, which is always a very good sign. 

You find it here.

New Year’s resolutions

I must admit that I am a big fan of New Year’s resolutions. Most years I do long lists of both professional and private goals that are more or less impossible to achieve. Fresh start and all that. This year I decided to focus on a few, easy resolutions that I can actually follow through on.

The first one is to cut down on coffee and drink more green tea. I’ve started to drink a lot of coffee at work, which isn’t even good coffee and although coffee isn’t too bad, it’s drying for the skin and given that I always pour in generous amounts of milk, it’s also a lot of unnecessary calories. Green tea on the other hand contains lots and lots of antioxidants, is said to both increase metabolism and decrease signs of ageing, apart from having a lot of other health related benefits.


Second resolution this year is to start kickboxing. I’ve always wanted to do martial arts and this year, I decided to really give kickboxing a go. I’ve found a boxing club here in Berlin which offers both group sessions and private lessons. I went last week (90 minutes!!) and was positively surprised. let’s not kid ourselves, it’s realy really exhausting, mostly guys and no nice sauna area in sight, but it was fun.

These resolutions feel realistic, and I am determined to really keep it up, now matter how many bruises and caffeine cravings I end up with.



Raiding the London pharmacy…

beauty producs from last visit in London

When in London, I always raid the pharmacy. A few weeks ago I returned from an insanely fun London weekend with these beauties. No creams or anything, my current beauty cabinet is too full. Instead I bought favourite mints, a new under eye concealer from Laura Mercier which I really like so far, and some additives for the water. Water is the best, best thing for the body, but at times it gets a little boring, so I always try to find some flavours with additional bnefits. This ones were for digestion and reducing cravings..

And after months of work, work and more work I decided to treat myself to a facial. A very high-tech facial it turned out, with ultra sound and laser. I walked out of with 2 serums and one enzyme mask. Haven’t had time to try them out yet, but I will get back to that.

Great weekend with shopping, gym, long walks, coffee at KaDeWe, the exhibition “the little black jacket” by Karl Lagerfelt and Carine Roitfeld, birchermuesli, calamari al nero, and Thanksgiving dinner German style with knödel.