Thursday, March 15, 2018

Morphe & Jaclyn Hill eyeshadow palette review!

For years I have been following Jaclyn Hill on YouTube. I remember I was watching a different video and I saw a smokey eye tutorial so I just clicked on it. That's when I first saw Jaclyn Hill's channel. Ever since then, I've been following and supporting her.
As you can imagine, I was pretty excited (and a bit jealous to be honest) when I heard she'd drop her own palette with Morphe.

It's been quite a while since she's dropped the palette and at first it was so hard for me to get my hands on it. They always sold out so quickly or the companies that had them in stock don't deliver to Belgium.
The biggest surprise on Christmas was that my boyfriend actually managed to get his hands on it. I had gotten all these beautiful gifts from amazing brands and really didn't think it could get any better and then I opened the last package. The package with the Jaclyn Hill palette in it. I swear to God, I nearly jumped through the roof! 

This palette holds a wide range of colours. 35 eyeshadows to be exact. They vary from skintone colours to blending colours, colours that pop and dark colours.
I was so excited but at thesame time I didn't want to use the palette. It was just so beautiful. A month and a half later I finally decided it was time and started experimenting with it.

The thing with Youtubers who get their own make-up line is that they will be criticized more. You expect a very good product from somebody who makes a living reviewing different brands. You expect the eyeshadows to have to best colour pay off and to blend like butter.
I too, expected a lot from this palette. Luckily, if you didn't already know, I can tell you that this is the kind of stuff that dreams are made of.

These eyeshadows are so gorgeous and there are so many shades. They are so many options. Not all the eyeshadows are equally pigmented, but most of them blew my mind.

Here are a couple of looks that I have done using this palette. As you can see the colours are absolutely gorgeous. 

I'm very satisfied and think Morphe and Jaclyn Hill did a great job! 

I hope you enjoyed this post! See you soon! 

Monday, March 12, 2018

Manicure Monday: My love diary

Happy Monday everyone!
Hope the Monday Blues aren't too bad today! I just got back from a holiday in Malaga and I'm so happy to be able to spend some time by myself and with my family.
I love the job I do but the truth is it can get a little overwhelming sometimes- so spending some time at home is never a bad thing.

For the first time in quite a while I have had the time to go explore and discover new make-up items, watch new tutorials and get creative myself.
Today I didn't paint my face, I decided to paint my nails. It's been a while since I've done this because my nails have been very weak since I was a kid (I used to bite them like crazy) but I've overcome that nasty habit and they are longer and stronger than I could ever hope for.
I don't mind nailpolish drawing attention to my hands now.

The nailpolish that I used today is by Essence. If you've kept up with my blog (or my Instagram) in the past, you'll know that I'm absolutely crazy about Essence nailpolishes.
They have all kinds of cute colours, they're very affordable and they are gorgeous. Today's colour is called "My Love Diary". It's pink, but not too bright or childish looking.
Appropriate for work and playful at thesame time. I love it!

I decided to apply some glitter nailpolish from NYX on my ringfinger - it's a cute little detail. Which colours have you been loving? What's your favourite brand for nailpolishes?

Have a good day!

Wednesday, March 7, 2018

Hudabeauty textured, rose gold eyeshadows palette

For a couple of weeks now, I've been teasing my Hudabeauty Rosé palette review. I have completely fallen in love with it and I don't think I'm the only one.
The top row of this palette (and one eyeshadow on the second row) is glitter only. There are five colours in total that are shimmery and two textured eyeshadows. Very cute! 
The palette also has great highlighting colours, blending colours, a few bright colours and a few dark ones.

I love a palette with some variety - I can think of a hundered looks to do with this palette. Here are the swatches. As you can see the pigmentation of the eyeshadows are pretty damn great. The colours show up really well. The lightest and darkest colour seem less pigmented. They show up very good and blend flawlessly on the eyes though. Soft as butter these ones!

Here are a couple of the looks that I've made using this palette. I tried to do as many different looks as I could, showing all of the colours and all of the textures. You can see more looks on my Instagram!

Thanks for reading! 
I hope you enjoyed this post!

Monday, March 5, 2018

EOTD: Mermaid

My beauty obsession started when I was still very young. I think I must have been fourteen or fifteen when I discovered beauty channels on YouTube for the first time. I have seen a lot of videos in the meantime and supported a lot of YouTubers. 

The Jaclyn Hill x Morphe palette is a palette that I have wanted for a long time. I couldn't get my hands on it. Either the company didn't sell to the country I lived in, or they were out of stock. 
Luckily, my boyfriend got his hands on it and it was one of my Christmas presents. "Christmas present? It's March and this is the first time you're hearing about this." - I know, I didn't want to touch it for a while because I just thought it was so beautiful (and of course then you want to keep it intact as long as possible).
The day has come though, and naturally I went for the brightest colours in the palette: teal and turquoise! 

The look that I came up with incorporates the "halo" technique that has been quite popular lately. This means that the inside and outside of your eyes are a bit darker, whereas you brighten up the middle portion of your eyelid for that extra "pop".

I skipped eyeliner and decided to just put on a ton of mascara.

That's the finished look!

I'm very satisfied with the palette. The colours that I have used have left a very good impression - but I didn't expect anything less from Jaclyn Hill and Morphe.
I'll be back with more looks! I hope you enjoyed this one!

Wednesday, February 28, 2018

EOTD: Soft Smokes

Goodmorning everyone!
Today's look is the most fun  look I have done in a while. Even though it's not super colourful, the technique is different to what I'm used to and that's quite fun.

I used my Hudabeauty Rosé palette for this look. 

You don't need a lot for a look like this. Three colours is enough. I used a light, yellow colour, a taupe eyeshadow for my crease and a chocolate brown in my outer corner. Instead of using eyeliner, I smudged out the darkest eyeshadow on my upper lashline and lower lashline - and added some black eyeshadow. 

Would you like to see a tutorial on this look?

Thanks for visiting again today, see you soon!