Sunday, November 19, 2017

Travel Diary: Lisbon part #1

Goodmorning and welcome back! As you may have noticed, I've been absent for a little while.
This month I decided to go solo traveling for the very first time.

I went to Lisbon, Portugal on my own for a week and although I missed my boyfriend (who was sweet enough to let me go), I came back with tons of happy memories!
I'm not your typical travel blog but if you've been around for a while, you might have noticed that I like a dash of travel and lifestyle sometimes. So here it is. Lisbon, part 1. I do have to add that all the pictures you'll be seeing are taken with my phone camera - maybe the quality is a little less, but I didn't want to get robbed so brought as little as I could on this trip! Safety first, guys!

Right after I got off the airplane and checked into my accommodation, I decided to go and explore a little bit. I wanted to go see a garden close to my hotel, but it was closed for renovation. So I went ahead and walked a bit further - up to Bairro Alto.

Bairro Alto is the area with a very nice nightlife. There's bars and restaurants everywhere and at night it's the perfect place to go party. During the day it's calmer, but not less nice!

Since I arrived so early, I had all day to explore. The next spot I went to visit was the Rossio Square and all the shops around it, before continuing to Castelo De Sao Jorge.
Lisbon has so many castles and palaces! It's crazy! 

On my way to Castelo De Sao Jorge.... Grafitti everywhere! Some very good pieces! And it's not just here, it's in the trainstations and outside of the city of Lisbon as well. Some true artists live here!


As you can see, my first day was a very nice one and I got to explore a lot! Keep reading - I still have more to come up! 


Thanks for taking the time to read my blog on Sunday! I hope you enjoyed this post!

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

OOTD: November, November

Goodmorning! Happy November!
It's been a while since I've done an outfit post, so... here's one! 

I got this dress yesterday. It's a dusty pink wool dress with choker detail. There are even pearls attached to the choker. This one's from Moggy's. I think it's so pretty! 
As it's getting colder, I decided to go for tights and my knee high boots. 

This outfit looks great with my long, black, open coat and my pink and tan scarf.

I'm liking this outfit a whole lot! What do you think?

Thanks so much for reading!

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Fall inspiration!

Good afternoon to all of you! I have been in a fall mood for the past week now. It's getting dark sooner, my knee high boots are by the front door again and the Christmas Trees are popping up everywhere. I want to get you inspired with a couple of pictures!

Thanks for reading!

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Urban Decay Naked Heat palette review

One thing I love about travelling is exploring local markets and shops.
I also love big international shops that we don't have in Belgium. When we went to London, we strolled around Harrods for hours. When we went to Malaga, we visited El Corte Ingles.

Inside, there was a Sephora counter. I bought Rihanna's highlighter and to my surprise, my boyfriend got me the Urban Decay Naked Heat palette. He knows I tend to doubt a lot before I het a new make-up product (especially if it's a palette) and I always regret it later.

The only Urban Decay palette that I have is the original one. I use it on a daily basis. This palette is a lot brighter and a lot more "out there". This palette holds 12 orange and red toned eyeshadows, perfect for fall! Orange is trending, you know.

Before we talk about swatches and the make-up look, take a minute to admire the packaging. Holy Moly! I feel like they went all out and I wonder if they'll manage to top this packaging if a new Naked palette comes out. So absolutely gorgeous! I know you shouldn't like a product for the way it looks, bit eyecatching packaging like this site helps!

Here's a picture of what the swatches look like. Each and every single colour, shimmery or matt, has a great colour payoff. The colours, even though they don't look very bright on my arm, are quite vibrant in real life.

This look is the very first look that I made with this palette, to test the colours.
I decided not to go for a big winged eyeliner because I felt like that would take away some of the effect of these bright eyeshadows.
Instead, I went for a simple, small line on my lower lashline and some black eyeliner on my waterline. I did decided to apply eyeliner on my waterline because the eyeshadows still gravitate towards red shades and they can make you look quite sick if you don't apply them right - that's why I like to neutralize the "redness" from my lower lashline with some black eyeliner.

I have to admit that this palette is in my top 3 of new palettes that I got. I think it might even be nr 1 and the runner up would be my Morphe 350 palette.

I have been thinking about filming more recently and this palette will be included in one of the first videos! Love the colours, the pigmentation and the texture. 

My second palette, the second time that I'm blown away by Urban Decay.

Thanks so much for checking in! 
Have a good one!

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

MAC Burgundy Times Nine palette review

Good morning everyone and welcome to one of these reviews that I have been most excited about this whole week.

Today I'm reviewing a pre-made MAC eyeshadow palette for you, called "Nine times Burgundy".
You probably guessed it, this palette is a palette that holds nine burgundy shades. This is the first time that I have seen the pre-made palettes and needless to say, I wanted one! 

A palette like this is really great because the eyeshadows are smaller than regular ones. So you get a small palette with small eyeshadows, which to me would ben great if you're just starting out and you'd like to try MAC but you don't want to spend half of your paycheck.

I didn't realise I already owned a lot of eyeshadows in this palette. Popular shades like Honey Lust, Star Violet, Sketch, Antiqued are a part of this palette. There are a few mattes and a couple of shimmery shades, I really like this combination. The balance between light and dark shades is quite good too!

I don't like to admit it, but I had higher hopes for this palette. Alright, I've only used it a couple of times up until now and maybe I'll fall in love with it later, but right now I'm not impressed.

The look that I made was difficult to blend out and the fall out was immense. I understand with darker colours comes more fall out, but I feel like every colour in the palette left a stain. Maybe it was the combination that I chose.
 Blending all these eyeshadows together was a bit difficult too. I'm not used to that from MAC.

Below you can see some more close-up looks. I'm not completely satisfied with how this turned out. But I'm willing to give this palette another shot and I'll let you know if my opinion changes.

Thanks for reading!
Have a lovely day!