Sunday, December 17, 2017

Christmas make-up look #1

Goodmorning  everyone! Are you feeling the Christmas spirit yet?
Today I have a new look for you guys, the first Christmas make-up look that I'm going to do on the blog! I went a little more out of the box than I normally would. This look is mainly green - and glittery - of course! Tis the season!


The star of the show for this look is my Fenty Beauty Galaxy palette. This palette is absolutely gorgeous and of course I will be doing a more in depth review on it!


Here are some close-ups of my make-up! The sparkly green is from the Fenty Beauty Galaxy palette and all the other ones are from the 35E palette by Morphe. The extra touch is my green eyeliner! I used the Glam Aqua Luxe liner by NYX!
The little green highlight in my inner corner is from a new palette by Kat Von D that I got! It's called the "Alchemist Holographic palette" - you'll see it appear very soon!

 

And here are some full face pictures!
 

I hope this inspired you a little bit! Have a nice day!



Friday, December 15, 2017

Travel Diary: Lisbon part #4

Happy Fri-yay!
We're beginning to reach the end of our Lisbon Travel Diaries. Two more posts and then that's done too! Even though it hasn't been that long ago, I still enjoy looking back. Going on a holiday on my own is something that I have never done before but it was such a cool experiment and I have learned so much from it.

Just like in the last post I wrote on Lisbon, I'm taking you back to Sintra. Sintra is 45 minutes away from Lisbon by train and it has the most beautiful castles. This post focusses on Pena Palace - which is unlike any castle or building you've ever seen. I feel like the Pena Palace looks like something that a kid could have drawn: the design and the colours are so extraordinary!
 

It's really hard to get a picture from a good angle because there are so many people walking by, so many angles, so many different things you want to capture and just so little space on the little screen that you're holding.


This is what the palace looks like when you walk up. As you can see it has many different levels and the first thing that probably gets your attention is the bright yellow.

 

The beautiful entrance with many gremlins on the walls and different kinds of beautiful textures.


This picture right here must be one of my favourites. You can see the beautiful yellow part as well as the red part of the castle (which was closed down for renovations, unfortunately) and you can tell how high up this castle was built. From here, you could see the Moorish castle as well.
Oh and that skyline!
 
 

Are we in Hogwarts?


Inside the castle you could see a vanity, showers, bathrooms, bedrooms, lounges (...) from former kings - and different generations.
It was so beautiful and I can only imagine how luxurious it must have been! 


After that trip, we went to a local wine shop where we had some Ginja (a cherry liquor that you drink out of a chocolate cup) and some local beers.


That's it for today! Thanks for reading!

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

EOTD: Cotton Candy

Goodmorning! How have you been? 
Today's look is a little "out of the box". It's something that I've never done before but I saw some pictures online and got inspired. For this look I've used all kinds of pink.

I used my Morphe palette (click here for the link to my review), as well as my bright pink H&M eyeshadow and to top it all off, I tried my new glitter eyeliner by NYX. 
Here are the swatches of all the products I used.


This is the look that I have created. It's actually a pretty simple make-up look, and the eyeliner gives a nice touch. Everytime you look down or everytime you blink, it's a special little detail.
I used the brightest pink in my crease and darkened up the outer V. The inner corner of my eyes is a lot lighter. Doing this makes me look more awake.
As always, I finished my look with some liner. Both upper and lower lashline are covered in some gel eyeliner - to even out the look.


Let me know what you think! 
Have a lovely day!


Monday, December 11, 2017

OOTD: The skirt of a lifetime

Happy Monday!
I'm back and for the first time in a really long time, I have an outfit post for you! Although the temperatures are getting lower and lower, I'm trying not to wear a simple tee and jeans everyday.
Every time winter rolls around, I'm happy to have found an excuse not to dress up too much "because it's cold", but I wanted to change that up a little bit.
 
Today, I got what is probably the skirt of a lifetime. This one is nice high waist, but it's not too short. It's a knee length skirt, which is nice in winter, without being too boring.
I decided to wear a green blouse with some pearl detailing on the shoulder. To go along with it, I brought my green purse with cute bow detailing. My tights and boots are plain black.
 


In fact, I loved the skirt so much that I got two ones in a different colour. You'll be seeing more of my outfits online soon!

- Blouse: Stradivarius
- Skirt: Pimkie
- Purse: Moggy's
- Boots: H&M
 


Thanks for reading!

Saturday, December 9, 2017

MAC 15 X Warm Neutral palette review

Hey guys! A while back I told you that when I travel and I see a Sephora, I like to take some make-up items home that normally I don't get to buy.
When I got back from Malaga, I had so many items to review and then I went to Portugal about a month after and got even more stuff. 
Needless to say, some of the items haven't been reviewed yet and I thought today would be a nice day to catch up on that.

The palette that I'm reviewing today is the MAC 15X Warm Neutral palette. This palette holds 15 eyeshadows that MAC has picked out for this certain palette. The pans are the size of the singles that you can get in the store.

I think this palette looks so good. There are so many different shades and textures. Some matt, some shimmery. I think this is a perfect everyday palette, good for both neutral and more eyecatching looks.


Here you can see the swatches. This first picture contains the swatches of the first row. The lighter colours are well pigmented. A bit powdery but that's it. The black-ish colour isn't pigmented very well.


The second row is well pigmented as well. Especially the gold (called "Amber lights", which I own in a single eyeshadow as well) is very pigmented, but if you pay attention to the highlight colours near my hand, you'll see that those are quite nice as well. 
They just don't show up on my skin that much because the colours of the eyeshadows and my skin are nearly thesame.


And the third row is probably my favourite. There are a few yellows and a very beautiful green eyeshadow.


I decided to work mostly with the colours from the third row. I applied a brown eyeshadow in my crease and blended out and decided to darken it up a little bit more with the black eyeshadow. It might not be very pigmented in the swatch, but it did work quite well on the eyes. I had no problems applying or blending it whatsoever.
I used the yellow "Lemon Tarte" in my inner corner, the gold in the middle and the green on the outer corner.


And this is what the end result looks like. I'm very satisfied with this palette.


I hope you have a really good day! 
Let me know what you think and I'll see you soon!