Photo: Julia Novy

I am Ari, 31 years old and mommy of two adorable girls. Together with my sweet little family I enjoy living in Berlin, traveling to places, working as an online editor & make up artist and writing this blog.

Primer & lacquer was launched in 2011 with the focus on telling beauty stories, showing beauty routines and backstage scenes. Pretty fast it became more and more of a personal beauty, fashion and lifestyle diary. I started showing my personal looks, favorite products and sharing more of the things that fuel my day.

If you like to visit my old blog and see all entries from August 2011-2013 click here.


From …


I live in …

Berlin with my daughters Luca and Alma and my husband Rainer Metz



Blogging since …



Fashion & beauty editor and make up artist


Macbook Air, iPhone 6, Canon 6D + Canon 50mm 1.4 lens & Canon 200D

Signature style

Levi’s 501 jeans, oversized shirt, sneakers or ballet flats

I love …

everything striped

Everything is better with …

palm trees

Go to make up

Giorgio Armani Maestro Glow foundation, Tata Harper cream blush, RMS Beauty Mastermixer,

Kjaer Weis bronzer, Hourglass eyebrow pencil and Givenchy Interdit Vinyl lipstick

Hair must-haves

Cloud Nine Waving WandRahua Beauty Elixir, Byredo Blanche Hair Perfume

Favourite dish

Veggie burrito bowl with extra guac and chipotle mayo

On my travel bucket list

Australia and Canada

Next on the list?


Best places to shop?

Vestiaire Collective, Net-a-Porter, Niche-Beauty, Amazingy, eBay and flea markets

Favourite TV shows?

Californication, Bored to Death, Suits, Flaked, Master of None

Staples in my wardrobe?

My leather jackets, Céline Bag(s), Equipment silk shirts

Favourite smell?

Coconut, saltwater, skin in the sun, fireplace and the hair of my daughter

Favourite song?

Too many. But check my Spotify account here