ABOUT ME & FAQ

Hey you! So happy you are here! I´m an over 40 beauty lover and I am sharing here on my blog beauty tips (since 2013) - especially for women over 40- on how to look young and fresh and other inspirational things! I also like to debunk beauty scams and show you how to get free beauty products (I even published a book with all my tips- click below).



Oh- I also have a YouTube channel (and a German YouTube channel too!)

I hope you stick around!




FAQ Frequently asked questions:



1. Which hair color do you use?

(This is by far the question I get asked most often!) I currently use L'Oréal Paris Superior Preference Permanent Hair Color, 9A Light Ash Blonde. My natural hair color is dark blonde. I usually apply it only on the roots, or just do some random highlights.

2. How do you take care of your nails?

I am very blessed with healthy nails and haven´t changed a thing in my nail routine since many years. I have my must-have nail products listed here!

3. What is your skin type?

I have combination skin: an oily T-zone, but I am very dry around my eyes. My cheeks are pretty normal. I have forehead lines and wrinkles, crow´s feet around my eyes. Hey, I am  not in my 20s anymore! ;-) Sometimes I get breakouts- it used to be on my forehead, but these days I notice they are more on my lower cheeks (like almost where the neck begins) and my chin. I don´t have sensitive skin (my skin care routine).

4. Which foundation do you like best that doesn´t enhance wrinkles?

I really like the IT Cosmetics CC cream as well as the Too Faced Born this way- both give me a more "glowy look" and a great medium coverage. On a day to day basis, I rather look a bit shiny than dry and wrinkly! Ha! However, if I really like to stay matte, I made a good experience with the Bare Minerals Barepro: great coverage, you need not much and it contains SPF20! (see my top 7 foundations for women over 40).

5. Which concealer doesn´t crease?

Concealers are a hassle once you get those darn fine lines and wrinkles! I prefer a dewy finish! They all crease somewhat but my favorite is the IT Cosmetics Bye Bye Undereye Anti-Aging Concealer (see also my top 7 concealer for women over 40.)

6. What is your skin color?

I have a light to medium skin tone. I got matched at Sephora for the Urban Decay Naked Skin Foundation in 3.5 (light beige w/ slight pink undertone).


7. What are your beauty must-haves?

I have my absolute must-haves all listed here- from skin care to hair care and a couple of makeup items too. These are only true loved items that I have purchased many times and love since years.


8. What camera do you use?

For portrait photos I use the Canon G1X because it brings the face into focus while blurring the background (in the portrait setting). I also find that it makes my skin look less wrinkled! LOL!

While I appreciate the "blurring" effect for portrait photos- for product photos I want to see the details and that is why I use the Sony Cybershot DSC-H20 for that! Makes amazing macro shots up close. This camera is very old and therefor super affordable- but I can recommend it highly for macro shots.

Update: My Sony broke totally down lol! So since March 2018 I am using the Canon EOS Rebel T6i and absolutely love it! It blurs automatically the background and you can easily transfer photos to your phone (with Wi-fi!)! It can do it all! Macro, Portrait- it doesn´t matter. Even if the light situation isn´t right- the camera fixes it! Recommend highly!

Sometimes I use also my iphone 6.

8. Where are you from?

I was born and grew up in Berlin (Germany).



More questions? Ask me! beauty4free2u @ icloud.com






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