.Caudalie | Eau de Beauté | Review | Nature | Blogger Editorial Shooting | Beauty | Vine | France | Gruissan

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Caudalie | Eau de Beauté | Review | Nature | Blogger Editorial Shooting | Beauty | Vine | France | Gruissan

When I think of France, I think of delicious food, amazing wine, wonderful landscapes and an ever present sense of romance in the air.
I think of lightness. You know, the kind of things that I’m sometimes missing in my country. It’s that certain way of life, that makes the difference. The French are simply on a wavelength of their own.

Caudalie | Eau de Beauté | Review | Nature | Blogger Editorial Shooting | Beauty | Vine | France | Gruissan

La vie
est belle.

This lightness is reflected in the French way of life, but also in their fashion and cosmetics. French women really perfected the uncomplicated look of natural beauty. What we think of when we say French Chic.
 
Everyone seems keen to copy this lifestyle, but the real deal only seems to be accessible in France.
That’s probably one of the main reasons why my parents decided to move to France a couple of years ago. Today, they live in the south of the country, surrounded by water, the French Alps, incredible food and vineyards. In fact, I shot the photos for this post at a vineyard just around the corner from where my parents live.
Laissez aller is a veritable tradition here.

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The French are generally a pretty traditional and patriotic people, so it’s not much of a surprise to me to see these traits rub off on my parents as well. I guess it was only a matter of time that I’d discover French cult label Caudalie: the brand basically unites all that France is famous for in its products: naturalness, beauty and of course the grape.
 
What can I say, French women simply have great taste. I fell in love with Caudalie and its uncomplicated products straight away. A couple of years ago the coveted products were only available in France, which made Caudalie a bit of an insider’s tip abroad, but fortunately the brand is now also stocked in German pharmacies.
But what is the brand’s secret?

Caudalie | Eau de Beauté | Review | Nature | Blogger Editorial Shooting | Beauty | Vine | France | Gruissan

Caudalie specializes on active substances extracted from the grape. Most Caudalie products contain innovative and patented molecules extracted from grapes, which are then developed further as ‘open’ formulas, to ensure constant improvement of the products. This basically guarantees the highest possible degree of efficiency for the products.
 
One of the top sellers, and also my personal favorite, is Eau de Beauté. Here, too, the grape is quite literally essential. With added rose extracts, this product makes the complexion fresh and radiant. The scent immediately conjures up that special spa feeling, and the combination of benzoic resin, myrrh and orange blossom extracts calm and regenerate the skin. Rosemary oil, an essential oil highly regarded for its firming effect on the skin, and the invogorating balm and mint essences minimize pores and refine the appearance of your facials features, which makes this product a real allrounder for every day usage.
 
As far as I am aware there are few – if any – comparable products on the market today. This beauty elixir is versatile like few other products: it is a skincare application that is not only perfect for after you wash your face, it is also a perfect little helper throughout the day.

Caudalie | Eau de Beauté | Review | Nature | Blogger Editorial Shooting | Beauty | Vine | France | Gruissan

Caudalie | Eau de Beauté | Review | Nature | Blogger Editorial Shooting | Beauty | Vine | France | Gruissan

You can use the face mist as a refresher, for example on the plane, but it also works great to fix make-up or as a little treat after too many hours under the sun or in front of the screen.
 
If you’re like me and can’t get enough of Eau de Beauté, or if you don’t know the product yet, check out the beauty story on June Mag, that the June team shot with me in December, and where I’m revealing more about my personal connection with this product.
The elixir has become a fixture in my beauty routine. I usually carry a little flask with me wherever I go, and have a bigger bottle next to my laptop.
Genuine joie de vivre in a bottle.

How awesome is that?

Caudalie | Eau de Beauté | Review | Nature | Blogger Editorial Shooting | Beauty | Vine | France | Gruissan

Caudalie | Eau de Beauté | Review | Nature | Blogger Editorial Shooting | Beauty | Vine | France | Gruissan

Caudalie | Eau de Beauté | Review | Nature | Blogger Editorial Shooting | Beauty | Vine | France | Gruissan

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.Outfit | Street Style in Berlin | Street Wear | Labels: Dr. Martens, Topshop, Opening Ceremony | style: casual, sporty, tomboy

The second week of January wasn’t a great one for me. Rather unfortunately I suffered a herniated disc in the cervical spine! What a nice start into the new year!
 
I was at Berlin Jump House with my boyfriend, felt confident enough to attempt a summersault and boom, there it seems to have happened. Stupidity is always punished, it appears. What hurt almost as much as the slipped disc itself was the realization – once again – that I am no longer 18, and that I couldn’t just try these things the way I used to. And on top of it I was joking around with my boyfriend beforehand, going on about how lame it is that, now that we are grown-ups, we deprive ourselves of all the fun things we liked to do when we were younger, you know, stuff like amusement parks, crazy sports and trampolines. Now I know why that is: because our bodies are past their peaks. So it came as it seemingly had to, and I was punished for my foolishness. Or at least admonished, let’s say. Of course it could have been a hell of a lot worse!
 
All in all I was still incredibly lucky. As painful as the whole thing is, at least I didn’t break a vertebra, and I got the correct diagnose quickly. To be sure, this still meant a marathon from doctor to doctor for me, which will continue for a couple more weeks, but at least it comes at a time when I can handle it. So, yeah, could have been worse I guess. I’m going to have to take it easy for a few weeks, and focus on my health, above all other things, to make sure I’ll actually be able to reach all my goals this year.

Sadly that’s not the only bit of bad news for me. My boyfriend has headed to Asia, where he will stay with a bunch of friends for three weeks. I mean, I can’t really offer him much here in my current state anyways, I’m totally aware of that. But it doesn’t help my mood that he’s leaving. Not one bit. How do people manage to keep long distance relationships going? I feel a heavy weight on my chest from missing him, even after a few days. Fortunately I have my cats here, else it’d just be too lonely. Well, with all that going on, I’m still trying to see the upside. Now that he’s away I have time to clean up my place, to throw stuff out, to make a bit of chaos now to avoid just that in the future. I have to admit that my working morale has suffered from being with him, most nights I just prefer spending time with my man. So I’m hoping I at least have a couple of productive weeks ahead, slipped disc notwithstanding.
 
I also have some genuinely good news: Fashion Week is starting next week! For a while it was unclear if and when it was going to happen this year, given that Mercedes Benz bowed out as main sponsor, but hey, it looks like Berlin somehow managed to pull it of! Whether the event actually benefits from the developments remains to be seen, but my agenda is packed. Whether I’ll manage to actually do everything I planned is on a different page, of course. Health comes first. Be that as it may, I’m looking forward to the big reunion. It’s going to be fantastic!

Outfit | Street Style in Berlin | Street Wear | Labels: Dr. Martens, Topshop, Opening Ceremony | style: casual, sporty, tomboy

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Kindl center for contemporary art | Haegue Yang | Installation | Museum | gallery | Berlin Neukölln

Kindl center for contemporary art | Haegue Yang | Installation | Museum | gallery | Berlin Neukölln

Kindl center for contemporary art | Haegue Yang | Installation | Museum | gallery | Berlin Neukölln

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New in:

Kleiderschrank | Wohnen | Einrichtung

dress: Ulla Johnson
jacket: Strenesse
cap: Mackage

A great read:
I discovered a pretty incredible blog. Doesn’t have that much to do with fashion, more with science – but presented in a way that even I get it! The blog covers current topics like AI and space exploration, and outlines issues in each of the fields it covers in simple terms! Well, now that I know a bit more about the issues, I am both excited for the future and worried about the problems we’ll soon be facing. Dear readers, we do live in an incredibly exciting time, and I think most people are not aware of it at all. For starters, read this article about AI here (it’s very long, mind you). I can promise you it will change you!

Last, but not least:

Flatlay | working place | desk | work

I am really, really looking for a personal assistant (m/f) to join me full time from February/March onwards.
 
You need to be able to write, photograph and do layouts, have good Photoshop & Illustrator skills and we also have to be on the same wavelength aesthetically. My ideal candidate will help me maintain my blog and take over a range of every-day (organizational) errands . I’ll work you in, and I’ll teach you a few things, but you’ll have to be up for learning a lot on your own, as you go. You need to be flexible, independent and disciplined, up for meeting people, excited about new challenges and you need to be based in Berlin. Good English is important, but we are going to communicate in German. If this sounds interesting to you please send a mail with some application info to management@masha-sedgwick.com. My manager will narrow the field of applicants down and I’ll make the final choice. I’m very much looking forward to hearing from you!

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.Swarovski Kristallwelten | Two piece from Gucci | Editorial Fashion Shooting | colorful, neon, sign, light, party, blacklight, drugs, clubs, generation Y & Z

The caption under the party pic of my friends reads: ‘A perfect evening with the perfect crew!’ Reading this, my face turns into an emoji comprised of hyphen, underscore, hyphen. Like this: -_-
 
My lips curl up slightly, my eyes narrow.
My tomcat has that expression on his face sometimes, when he sees me binging on a tasty kebap. What it communicates is this: ‘I can bear it… but it’s not great.’

Location: Swarovski Crystal World
Photos: Theresa Kaindl
Outfit: Gucci pants & Gucci blazer

Swarovski Kristallwelten | Two piece from Gucci | Editorial Fashion Shooting | colorful, neon, sign, light, party, blacklight, drugs, clubs, generation Y & Z

Swarovski Kristallwelten | Two piece from Gucci | Editorial Fashion Shooting | colorful, neon, sign, light, party, blacklight, drugs, clubs, generation Y & Z

The reason why I’m annoyed? I’m not on that picture.
Looks like I don’t belong to this perfect crew. Pfff. ‘So be it’, I think to myself, defiantly, only to get even more annoyed with my own reaction. The thing is, there is a nagging little voice in my head, and it speaks the truth: ‘Masha, no offense, but you’re really no longer a party girl.’
 
The truth is, I probably would not have added much to that evening. I also wouldn’t have made it worse though, to be fair. I probably would have left just when the party was getting into full swing. I’d probably have gotten tired by then, or maybe I just wouldn’t have been wasted enough. Or too wasted, that’s also a possibility. Maybe I just wouldn’t have seen a point in staying in a place that just didn’t make me happy there and then. Or maybe I’m just a bit of a bore, given that I’d usually opt for an evening of series or games, even a dinner, over a party. Usually even bed seems more attractive than going out these days.
 
So, this is what it’s come to, then.

When did I become the kind of boring person who’d crash into bed rather than crashing a party?
No, seriously, I need to know: When?
 
When I got into a stable relationship? When I got my Netflix subscription? When I reached a certain age, as betrayed by my passport? Or was it that day when I had to admit to myself that I just can’t handle the mornings-after as well as I used to, and that partying is becoming less and less compatible with work? Like, not compatible at all? And on the other hand, boyfriend, couch and Netflix are a match made in heaven, who could argue with that? It’s like three perfect circles, overlapping perfectly. Congruency: 150%.
 
The truth is, I don’t want to be boring in my late 20s. It’s too early to be the person that talks about clubbing as a thing of the past, the girl who’s never even heard of the newest, hippest bars.
But problem is that I don’t feel like going out, either.
In other words, I’m torn between who I’d like to be and who I am.
 
I just prefer sitting at home to going out. Given the option, I choose wine over vodka, and I’d rather go to an art opening than to a party warm up. I’m not even that much older than I used to be, but my preference for Netflix & Chill has grown disproportionately to my age in the last couple of years.

Swarovski Kristallwelten | Two piece from Gucci | Editorial Fashion Shooting | colorful, neon, sign, light, party, blacklight, drugs, clubs, generation Y & Z

Am I responsible for so many clubs facing dire straits these days?

Feels like it, sometimes. Well, I’m not the only one who’s responsible, of course. A study by ONS concluded that entrance fees at clubs rank high on a list of things we spend less and less money on. Other items include CDs (no surprises there) and DVDs. The study also claims that we lash out lavishly on coffee pads instead. How sad is that?
 
Maybe I should try to swim against the current again. Even if my main adversary is my own inner couch potato. Partying, getting wasted, going through the photographic evidence of the night the following day and enjoying my friends comments on my feed, revisiting the fresh memory of the recent debauchery.. maybe that’s just what I need. And maybe I should pay the entrance fee at the door, too. Guest list doesn’t count.

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Swarovski Kristallwelten | Two piece from Gucci | Editorial Fashion Shooting | colorful, neon, sign, light, party, blacklight, drugs, clubs, generation Y & Z

Swarovski Kristallwelten | Two piece from Gucci | Editorial Fashion Shooting | colorful, neon, sign, light, party, blacklight, drugs, clubs, generation Y & Z

Swarovski Kristallwelten | Two piece from Gucci | Editorial Fashion Shooting | colorful, neon, sign, light, party, blacklight, drugs, clubs, generation Y & Z

Swarovski Kristallwelten | Two piece from Gucci | Editorial Fashion Shooting | colorful, neon, sign, light, party, blacklight, drugs, clubs, generation Y & Z

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Masha Sedgwick ist ein persönlicher Fashion und Style Blog aus Berlin. Neben Mode schreibt die Fashionbloggerin auch häufig über Themegebiete rund um Beauty, Lifestyle und Reisen und gibt wertvolle Tipps, ob zum perfekten Make up, der täglichen Haarpflege, dem besten Hotel oder für den schönsten Städtetrip überall auf der Welt. Der Blog existiert bereits seit 2010 und dank der anspruchsvollen Bilder und persönlichen Texten gehört Masha Sedgwick mittlerweile zu den erfolgreichsten und reichweitestärksten Modeblogs in Deutschland, hat es auch zu internationaler Bekanntheit erreicht und wird regelmäßig im Print und Fernsehen gefeatured.

Masha Sedgwick is a personal fashion and style blog from Berlin. Besides fashion she also writes about beauty, lifestyle and travel and gives valuable tips, whether it's the perfect makeup, daily hair care or the best hotel. Masha Sedgwick runs her blog since 2010 and thanks to its high quality in text and image the blog Masha Sedgwick is now one of the most successful fashion blogs in Germany.

Маша Седжвик – автор личного блога, посвященного моде и стилю. В центре ее внимания не только модная одежда – она часто пишет на темы, связанные с красотой, образом жизни и путешествиями, освещает модные тенденции, а также дает ценные советы – например, как сделать идеальный макияж, как правильно ухаживать за волосами, как выбрать отель или куда поехать в отпуск. Блог Маши Седжвик существует с 2010 года. Благодаря интересным текстам и качественным фотографиям он стал одним из самых успешных блогов о моде в Германии и постепенно приобретает популярность за ее пределами.

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