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CLEANING RITUAL

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To be completely and utterly honest, I go to bed without taking my make up off every once in a while. I know, I know, it’s bad. Sue me. It is just that I sometimes wait until I am way too super tired to even bother starting the whole cleaning ritual. (And then the next day I wake up asking myself where I got that pimple from.) Now that I found a ritual that almost leaves me too fresh-faced to be true when done, it is a little easier to spent some extra minutes in the bathroom before jumping in my pj’s and diving into bed. Here’s what I do to get the cleanest face in the world. It all starts with a bit of raw undefined coconut oil that I bought at Wholefoods in LA – but can be bought at just about any hipster food store – which melts as soon as you touch it. I carefully rub the oil over my lids and lashes until I look like Kung Fu Panda. With a wet towel, I rinse the oil off my eyes. The hardest part is done. For my face, I use the Enzyme Cleansing Gel from Mario Badescu. Anything else gives me extremely dry skin. On heavy make up days (read: after a party or shoot), I also use A Perfect World Age-Defense Treatment Lotion With White Tea from Origins to remove the very last bits of dirt. Lastly I use Peptide Renewal Cream from Mario Badescu, a nice and thick cream to take on the night shift. There you go, an easy peasy 3 or 4 step cleaning ritual. Now tell me yours! Coconut Oil, Spectrum; Enzyme Cleansing Gel, Mario Badescu; Age-Defense Lotion, Origins; Peptide Renewal Cream, Mario Badescu.

CLEANING RITUAL

BEAUTY FAVORITES

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This month, on my very much rotating beauty table. Moisturizer, Mario Badescu; Nailpolish, Chanel; Eyebrow Pencil, Anastasia; Lip Balm, Kiehl’s; Foundation, Burberry.

BEAUTY FAVORITES

COSMANIA

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Cosmania used to sell their beauty products online only, but since a few months their ‘Lab’ in Hotel Droog is open for business – and with business we are talking smelling, touching and trying just about any of the many delicious and exclusive beauty products from brands that are not really available anywhere else in The Netherlands. It is like a little candy store for huge beauty addicts with a special affection towards stuff that does not have any scary ingredients. The amazing (Malin + Goetz) candles, colorful cans of SteamCream, nailpolish pens from Laqa & Co and the famous silver powder from Mario Badescu. Cosmania @ Hotel Droog Staalstraat 7B, Amsterdam The Netherlands Tuesday – Saturday 11am – 7pm Sunday 12pm – 5pm Monday closed ps/ There is a pretty good men’s section as well. ph/ shot with┬áCanon EOS M using manual, mostly playing around with just aperture.

COSMANIA

FASHION WEEK ESSENTIALS /2

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Apart from bringing notebooks and a pen to write everything you see down and all, there is one thing that is super important during Fashion Week and that is keeping your skin moisturized. Since I do not live in one of the Fashion Week capitals, Fashion Week season to me is also travelling season. Tons of travelling means dry skin (read; airco!) if you do not take extra care of it. Kiehl’s lip balm #1, Mario Badescu A.H.A. & ceramide┬ámoisturizer, Origins A Perfect World for eyes, Origins Ginger Souffle whipped body cream.

FASHION WEEK ESSENTIALS /2