Blush Asks…Paulina Stepowska

Fashion Bloggers have long been a phenomenon- but I tend to find their style a bit samey. There is one blogger whose style I absolutely adore; edgy and laid-back, Paulina Stepowska manages to toe the line between tomboy and throwback like no other; and never seems like she’s trying too hard. For her bob alone she should be an icon; so I decided to get in there before everyone else got on the bandwagon, with a Blush Asks.

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Name

Paulina Stepowska

Occupation
Student (childhood studies)

Where do you buy your beauty bits?
I tend to shop in pharmacies for my beauty bits. Budni, Rossmann and DM are the best. 

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What product are you loving at the moment?
I´m in love with my Essence lipliner in red blush (£1 at Wilko)! It reminds me of the 90s- I really love the 90s style.

We love your style, where do you love to shop?
As a student I´m always running out of money, so I shop mostly at secondhand shops. There are some really cool ones here in Hamburg, like Vintage & Rags , Kleidermarkt and Humana

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But I also love to shop at Monki, Weekday, Urban Outfitters and H&M for basics.

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What beauty product can’t you live without?
I guess I would go crazy without a lip balm. I am addicted! So I can´t live without my classic lip balm from Bebe (39.95, Amazon).

What do you love about living in Germany?
I really like the security here in Germany. The social insurance is really good. You don’t really have to worry about your personal safety.

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Do you change your beauty regime for the seasons?
In summer I usually don´t wear that much make up, because my skin needs to breathe and get tanned.

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Do you change your look when you travel?
I would say my look is more simple when I travel, because I try not to take too many clothes with me. Just simple items which I can combine easily. 

What would you say is signature to your look? 
I always try to look as natural as possible (beside my lipliner, which I sometimes use as a little highlight).


What do you use when you go all out?
I use concealer, a little bit of make up, matte powder, eyebrow powder and mascara.

Who (if anyone) influences your style?
I get influenced by so many things- people on the street, my friends, magazines, Instagram! But what I love the most is to surf on the internet and check out some cool Tumblr accounts which show some inspirational photos from the 90s. I love that 90s combination of girly and a bit grunge.

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What do you think defines the London look? Do you think it’s different to the look in Germany?
Honestly, I don’t really know. Sadly I’ve never been to London before, but when I think about going to London I would try to be more self-confident in what I´m wearing. Like I would go more crazy with my style: more colors, high heels and be a bit more daring with my looks! In Germany I am more focused on the whether I look ‘socially acceptable’. In London I wouldn’t care.

What last made you blush?

Kissing my boyfriend after a long time. Unfortunately we have a long-distance relationship 😦 

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All photos: Paulina Stepowska @ Alwaysbroke.de

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Fashion Journalist and Beauty Blogger from London

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