transparency

Good evening everyone,

if you live outside of Germany you might not know that the identification of advertisements and commercial post in general are a big thing now. Lots of bloggers and YouTubers are being sued for no or not enough transparency on the matter. I always made pretty clear what I got sent and what I bought myself, but I don’t want to risk being sued which is why I want to make clear how I will be dealing with the matter.

For your information, this is a private blog. I do not earn money with my blog and do not accept any inquiries for paid blog posts. I would also never be influenced by a company. It is important to me that I tell you about my honest opinion on things I have tried.

Most of the products shown on my blog, instagram and face are bought and paid for by myself. When products have been sent to me by companies I always mark them as [sponsored]. Like I said, this does not influence my opinion. For your convenience I always add links to the brands website, social-media accounts and shops I bought products from into my posts. Because of that, in Germany, they count as commercial or advertisement.

Because of that, in addition I will put a disclaimer on each of my posts. They will be marked as followed:

Disclaimer: advertisement – advertisement

or

Disclaimer: advertisement – the following products were sent to me by (company name).

If you have something to say about the topic or have questions, please comment below.

Thank you in advance for understanding.

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Guten Abend ihr Lieben,

solltet ihr außerhalb von Deutschland leben, wisst ihr vielleicht nicht, dass Tranzparenz in Hinblick auf Werbung in Beiträgen allgemein (sogenannte Kennzeichnungspflicht) ein immer größeres Thema wird. Viele Blogger und YouTuber werden für keine oder nicht ausreichende Kennzeichnung in der Sache verklagt. Ich habe in meinen Beiträgen immer klar gemacht, welche Produkte mir zugeschickt wurden und was ich mir selbst von meinem eigenen Geld gekauft habe. Dennoch möchte ich jegliche mögliche Mißverständnisse aus de Weg räumen und es künftig noch klarer handhaben.

Falls ihr es noch nicht wusstet, sage ich es gerne hier nochmals. Mein Blog ist ein privater Blog. Ich verdiene kein Geld mit meinem Blog und akzeptiere keine Anfragen für bezahlte Blog-Posts. Ich würde mich auch nie von einer Firma beeinflussen lassen. Sprich, ich lasse mir nicht vorschreiben wie ich Produkte zu rezensieren habe.Es ist mir wichtig, euch meine ehrliche Meinung zu Produkten mitzuteilen und darauf könnt ihr euch verlassen.

Die meisten Produkte, die ihr auf meinem Blog, Instagram und Facebook seht, wurden von mir selbst gekauft und bezahlt. Wenn mir Produkte von Firmen geschickt worden sind, markiere ich sie immer als [sponsored]. Wie ich schon sagte, das beeinflusst meine Meinung jedoch in keinsterWeise. Um es für euch so angenehm wir möglich zu machen, verlinke ich jedoch generell Links zu den Marken-Websiten, Social-Media-Konten und Shops in denen ich Produkte kaufe. Aus diesem Grund zählen diese Beiträge in Deutschland als Werbung.

Ab sofort kennzeichne ich alle meine Beiträge zusätzlich wie folgt:

Disclaimer: advertisement – the following products were bought and paid by myself.
(Werbung – die folgenden Produkte wurden von mir gekauft und bezahlt.)

oder

Disclaimer: advertisement – the following products were sent to me by (Firmenname).
(Werbung – die folgenden Produkte wurden von mir von (Firma XY) zugeschickt/zur Verfügung gestellt)

Solltet ihr zu diesem Thema etwas sagen wollen oder Fragen haben, schreibt dies gerne in die Kommentare.

Vieen Dank im Voraus für euer Verständnis.

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[Review] Rossmann Christmas Box

Good evening everyone,

I know I am late, but today I am reviewing the Christmas Blogger Box from Rossmann which most Bloggers got around the middle of December. Due to some circumstances my package did not get to me in time, but the lovely Blogger team from Rossmann was so kind to send me the box again. I already saw what was in the Box all over Instagram but that’s okay. It actually made me even happier because I was really looking forward to the products.

Let’s take a look at the Box

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I was so surprised of how pretty the box is! All the pictures I have seen on the Internet didn’t do it justice. It is such a cute purple and white winter wonderland pattern. I will keep it and use it to wrap and send over some Christmas presents to my best friend in Japan by the end of this year. She will surely love it as much as I do.

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Inside the box you could find a Christmas Card and a press paper that included information about all the products that were included.

 

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What was inside?

  • For your Beauty face-peeling pad
  • Weleda MEN active-shower gel
  • Rexona cotton deodorant spray
  • Pantene Pro-V dry-oil
  • Essence lash princess mascara
  • Sebamed body-milk
  • Tetesept bath salt – time for you
  • ISANA men Q10 roll on eye gel
  • NEUTROGENA hand creme with nordic berry
  • Colgate total whitening tooth paste

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NEUTROGENA hand creme with nordic berry

YAY! for Neutrogena Hand Creme, it is prefect for my everyday bag. I love their cremes because my hands tend to get dry at work. I am very happy about this product.

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Essence lash princess mascara

This is the only product I will try, but probably give to someone else. I do not use make up that often anymore and I already have 2 of the Manhattan Supreme Lash Mascara which I got with all those Birthday Colours polishes a wile ago. There is no way I can use that many Mascara^^

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Sebamed body-milk

One of the great products I was really looking forward to. I am sure we will use this body milk, since my boyfriend and I have sensitive skin with dry spots, especially during winter.

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Rexona cotton deodorant spray

A nice small bottle of spray deodorant, great for my everyday work bag. Rexona makes great deodorants, so I am sure I will use this regularly.

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ISANA men Q10 roll on eye gel

One of the two products they included for men. My boyfriend might try it or he might not. We will see, but I am happy they not only included products for women.

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Weleda MEN active-shower gel

I was very happy to see that they included another product for men and even happier when I saw it was from Weleda, which is a great company for sensitive as my boyfriend has it. He doesn’t use many products because his skin reacts negatively.

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For your Beauty face-peeling pad

A year or so ago I bought the peeling pad from Ebelin, which looks very similar. I am excited to see how this one is working.

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Tetesept bath salt – time for you

I am a big fan of the Tetesept bath products. I regularly buy them and use them, so I was happy I got this one. I used it before it is really relaxing and calming after a stressful day.

Thanks again to Rossmann for sending this cute Christmas present full of nice products. I really appreciate it!

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Merry Christmas 2014 and happy New Year 2015

Merry Christmas

The holidays are finally here and the year 2014 is almost over.
At times like this I like to think back and cherish what the past year has brought me.

2014 was a very exciting year for me!
After years of passion and professional experience in the field of decorative cosmetics, I’ve decided that I officially wanted to share my knowledge and go online with this blog.

I started almost one year ago, in February, so there are many things that I can look back to.
It is still very exciting for me to see how little by little, more and more people find pleasure in what I do and therefore follow my Blog, Instagram or like my Facebook page.
For me, my readers are not just numbers but people who share the same interests as me and whom I want to help with advice on products in general.

During the past year I had opportunities to cooperate with different partners and take place in Blogger Events such as styleranking’s Beauty Blogger Café in Berlin and the DM Brand Camp Beauty in Düsseldorf!
I met a lot of lovely people and even made some new friends along the way.

Another regular event for me was the #SocialMovieNight powered by Robert Hofmann.
The name is pretty self-explanatory. As you might have seen during the past months, depending on the shown movie, I create a fitting a nail design and try to combine the beauty and movies, which is another huge passion of mine.
In this context, I got the chance to work with Maskworld, who supported me by sending in some products so I could create 3 different Halloween Make-up looks.
You see, my interests are very widely spread.

I wanted to say THANK YOU!, to each and everyone who supported me during my first few months. I do not take it for granted.

Now I will leave you with a few pictures of my Christmas decorations and wish you and with your loved ones a happy, merry Christmas.

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And in case you are too busy celebrating and eating yummy food during the holidays, I want to wish you all the best for New Years as well.

Happy New Year

I will see you again in 2015!

Stay safe, Mara

☆『マラ』☆