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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Thanks for your patience

Hello everyone and happy Sunday.

First of all I wanted to thank you guys for being so patient this past week. As you know I started blogging by the Beginning of February this Year. Ever since that day I posted daily, which was a lot of fun, but also a lot of “work” since I did it on top of my normal full-time job. Over the past few months I was also very stressed with private life as well and then there also was our move to the new apartment. My batteries are almost empty, so it was time for me to step back and see if you guys even wanted me to post daily or if my Blog might also have a better quality if I posted only 2 to 3 times a week. That is why I asked you to give me your feedback and why I “took this week off”.
I decided that posting 2 to 3 times a week is, for now, a better option for me – as hard as it is to admit. Next weekend is also the DM Marken Camp, which I am invited to. So I want to see what I can learn from there to give you guys better quality.

I will post a it next week, but for today I only wanted let you know what I decided for now. I hope that is okay for you.

Have a great Sunday.

Mara

[Event Review] BeautyBloggerCafé 2014 – update

Hello everyone,

I am still super happy about today. As I told you before on my blog and facebook page, I went to the a Blogger Event named the BeautyBloggerCafé.

Before that I want to show you what I ordered for the event.

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Blog Business Cards 😀
I am really happy I got these, made it much easier today…..but anyway, yesterday I went to DM because I needed a concealer and powder. Since I also heard that the Ebelin “beauty blender” make up sponge is supposed to be pretty good I also bought this.

 

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Now on to the Event today.
I was really excited since this was my first event ever to attend.
The lovely Julia from Julchens Traumwelt told me that she would be traveling to Berlin just for the event so we met up and went to the Event together.

Honestly, we were super excited and when we arrived and entered the location we were simply overwhelmed.
But since the Team of styleranking was super nice and welcoming we loosened up immediately.

The location was “The Apartment” and was a pre-WWII residential building which was very pretty.
I love these kind of buildings, we have a lot of them here in Berlin.

Now let me show you some pictures I took.

p2 room, where they had the full product range to check out and two stations to either get hand care with hand bath, peeling and other hand/skin care products or you could pick a p2 polish and get your nails done 🙂
I did both 😛

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as well in this room they had a chair with a bag full of p2 products in it.
We had to guess how many products were in there so we could win.

The room next to it was the Dawanda room, where we had the chance to make floral wreath’s with fake flowers.

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I tried to replicate my blog flower, the cherry blossom

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In the next room we could check out new perfumes from different brands and also Taylor Swift, Justin Bieber or Nicky Minaji.

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They also had a corner for Elizabeth Arden products, which was interesting for me because I never really tried anything from them.

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and here you can see the pretty bike we could win, but I didn’t^^
well at least not this, I won something else. More on that later.

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hmmmm yummy cakepops

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also in this room was a super nice mirror where we could try out some of the p2 make up products
in the background you can see the next room, they had 2 red carpets and lots of high heels which we could try and participate in a workshop on how to walk in those shoes^^

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They had some crazy models

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do you see the eiffel tower heel? …. what? haha

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and here my personal favorite 😀
those were awesome, but sadly not in my size

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look at all those pretty feet 🙂
my fellow blogger, do you recognize yourself?

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the workshop was a lot of fun, you can see that pretty well in the following picture

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learning how to work it

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of course they also had loads of drinks and food so we wouldn’t starve^^

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networking (usually it was more full in the kitchen, even if you can’t see it in this picture)

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The event was really great and if this is not enough, we also got a super heavy goodie bag on our way out.

Curious to see what was inside?
Here you go

Perfume – Juicy Couture

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Schwartzkopf – got 2 b hochkaräter + strand matte

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Weidemann – cream eyeliner

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Compeed

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Perfume sample

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Fair squared cosmetics samples

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p2 goodie bag

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containing the following:

  • silk peeling pen for nails
  • impressive gel kajal – 050 dramatic blue
  • pearl + glow lipgloss – 020 pretty in peach
  • drama lashes mascara – 010 black billion
  • perfect face multi blush cheeks + lips color
  • 4 in 1 complete care for nails
  • last forever nail polish – 230 hot tango

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Elizabeth Arden 8 hour cream

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health drink

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Dawanda bag

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containing washi tape, fake tattoos

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as well as stickers and post cards

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my favorite sais “shut up …. I am very nice”

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and of course information on the products and the lovemag

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As I mentioned above I also won something from p2. Besides the main bag with tons of products they also picked 10 more winners to win smaller goodie bags and I was lucky enough to be picked as the last person 😀

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what was inside?

a book!!!!
nails, nails, nails – 25 creative DIY nail art projects

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and a nail related good bag

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containing the following:

  • lost in glitter polish – 090 live intensively!
  • sand style polish – 120 dreamy
  • volume gloss gel look polish – 009 california girl
  • iridescent top coat
  • volume gloss gel look polish – 008 beach babe
  • french white tip polish
  • french manicure stickers
  • nail art tip stickers
  • last forever nail polish – 011 city love
  • last forever nail polish – 621 summer calling
  • last forever nail polish – 999 aloha dreams
  • last forever nail polish – 230 hot tango
  • so gold shake up top coat

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and since I got to know and try some products in the p2 room, I went to my local DM after the event and bought the following

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I am simply overwhelmed by what happened today.
I met so many nice and awesome people today. We talked and shared experiences and gave each other tips on several things.
Hearing everyone’s story and seeing the faces and people behind the blogs was really great.

A big thank you to everyone who was there and took the time to make this an awesome day.

Also a huge thank you to styleranking and the people organizing the BeautyBloggerCafé, especially René who always had a smile on his face and was super nice and involved in everything. He kept asking everyone how they like the event and also listening to our stories.

I really appreciate today and am very very happy.

Thanks again to everyone.

 

Here are some blog posts of my fellow bloggers who were also at the Event, just in case you want to read some more about it. (mostly in German, but hey! the pictures speak more than words)

Julchen’s Traumwelt

Billchen’s Beautybox

Lu bloggt

What do you fancy

Anja from inFarbe

Laura from Fairy-fashionly

Laurella Rose

Denise from Fasheria

Angelika from Leidenschaft Make-up

Moppi from Moppis Blog

JayJay from PinkLoveliness

 

If you also blogged about the event, leave me a comment and I will add you to the list above 🙂

 

Last but not least I would like to link  two more people, who haven’t blogged about the event yet, but might be in near future.
Their blogs are worth checking out anyway, so go go go !

NostalgiaQueen

Janine from Lackliebe

 

 

Mara

☆『マラ』☆