Hi, I am Ari

37 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.

AriStippa.com, former known as “PrimerAndLacquer.com”, 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. In 2018 I’ve decided to change the blog name into Ari Stippa.

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


Born and raised in …


I live in …

Berlin with my two daughters and my husband Rainer Metz

Happy Places

Los Angeles, Copenhagen, London

and our summer house @housejuneinberlin



Blogging since …



Fashion & beauty editor and make up artist


Macbook Pro, iPhone, Canon 6D + Canon 50mm 1.4 lens & for on the go 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

Nude by Nature BB Cream, Charlotte Tilbury Brow Pencil, Estée Lauder x Violette Soft Glow

RMS Beauty Blush, Kjaer Weis Desired Glow

Hair must-haves

Cloud Nine Waving WandRahua Beauty Elixir, Byredo Blanche Hair Perfume

Favourite dish

Veggie burrito bowl with extra guac and chipotle mayo, vegan/gf spicy Mac’n’Cheese

On my travel bucket list

Canada and New Zealand

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

Photo: Julia Novy