Hey you! 

this year I am celebrating my 8th year blog anniversary! 🥳 Who knew I would stick around that long? I have seen many bloggers come and go- but I am here to stay! ;-) I might switch up things here and there and change even a little about what I blog. After all: I have the freedom to do what I want in my little blogging corner here and I am so happy, that many of you chose to stick with me too over the years! 

I create easy makeup tutorials, adore the '50s & '60s and share all kinds of beauty tips for women over 40 and post some fashion inspirationBut my main goal is always to  have fun with my content and I hope you do too!

A couple of my blog highlights:

2013 I wrote my - to this day - most read article (more than 376K views): How to get free makeup and beauty products!

2014 I was featured by SheSpeaks, Sheknows, The Hub and Lucky Magazine.

2014  I started a YouTube channel and my most watched video is "How to get rid of frown lines between the eyes" (with more than 297K views). My second most watched video is "How to remove a mole yourself" with 254K views- btw a fantastic trick that really works. I have today more than 15K subscribers.

2015 I became "the face of dermaflage" (a topical silicone filler to fill in flaws such as frown lines or scars- read more about my photoshoot). I was also named 1 out of 100 Popularizer by Glamour Magazine.

2017 I published my first book that sums up all the tips I have, on how to get free beauty products (which was in the Amazon Bestseller list)! My blog became one of the Top 100 Beauty Blogs worldwide.

2018 I was named one of the Top 25 Beauty Bloggers over 40. I gave an Interview to VoyageATL Magazine.

2019 I was named an TOP Fohr Influencer. My blog was named Top 15 Generation X Blogs. I was also named Top 25 Over 40 Beauty Youtubers

2020 I was featured in BestSelf Atlanta

2021 Most popular article from this year: I USED THE NUFACE DEVICE FOR 120 DAYS AND THIS HAPPENED!

Currently also popular on my blog: "Why my skin looks better with 41 than 37" (31K views)

A couple more numbers:

I have written now 1205 blog articles.
This blog received now more than 4.4 Mio visitors total.
This blog currently receives more than 34K pageviews/month.
I have 29K followers on Instagram.
I have hosted now more than 155 Giveaways with amazing prizes for you to win!

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 love the Wander Beauty Nude Illusion Liquid Foundation, a weightless, fluid foundation formulated for full coverage with a natural, radiant finish. I am also a big fan of the Urban Decay
Hydromaniac Glowy Tinted Hydrator Foundation, a long-wearing foundation infused with kombucha filtrate and marula oil for 30 percent more hydrated skin, medium coverage, and a glowing finish. Lastly from the drugstore I think highly of the L'Oréal Age Perfect Radiant Serum Foundation, formulated with SPF 50, Hydrating Serum and Vitamin B3.

5. Which concealer doesn´t crease?

Concealers are a hassle once you get those darn fine lines and wrinkles! They all crease somewhat but my current (surprising cheap) favorite is the Makeup Revolution Conceal & Define Full Coverage Concealer.

6. 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.

7. What camera do you use?

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!

8. Where are you from?

I was born (and lived for 30 years) in Germany before I moved to the U.S.

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