Monday, March 27, 2017

Where have I gone?

Hello everyone! How have you been?
Some of you might be wondering where I've gone this last week. How's life? What am I up to when I'm not blogging?

I have to admit that earlier this month I decided to drop out of school for personal reasons. Although I don't want to get into details, I have to say that it is a big relief to be able to start over. Of course, I did struggle with my decision for a while, but it was something that no longer put a smile on my face.

So... I haven't blogged in a week and I haven't gone to school in a while. What hàve I been doing?

I have accepted a fulltime job that I do with a lot of passion and my boyfriend and I (I don't talk about him a lot but he does exist haha) have been looking for a place of our own.

The future is starting now. I don't know what it may bring, but I know that I'm very happy right now and that's what matters.

Have a lovely day, do what you love and I'll talk to you soon!

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

EOTD: A dash of silver

Goodmorning everyone and welcome back to my blog! Today's post is one that I'm very excited about. You might have seen a little something pop up on Instagram already. (Click the word "Instagram", it'll take you to my page if you'd like to see the posts I'm referring to)

Recently I told you that I haven't been experimenting with make-up that much anymore and that I do really miss it. So I made a change and have been making time to try out new things. I went out of my comfort zone and went for a red/burgundy smokey eye look, which I didn't think I'd love, but I ended up liking it a lot. 

I used my "I ♥ make-up chocolate palette", which has been sitting on my desk since I got it in November, but I almost didn't want to use it because it was too pretty. I swatched it, and then that was it. I looked at it every single day but never touched it. Until now and I'm glad I did. The colours are wearable and the possibilities for looks are endless. They're also very pigmented and easy to blend. I'll have a more in depth review online soon.

Like I said, I used burgundy and red tones a lot, combined with a nice, dark chocolate brown.
In the middle of the lid, I added some H&M Fluid Foil (read my review on this product by clicking here). This is a gorgeous sparkly silver which lights up the look a little bit and makes it more wearable.

To neutralize the red tones and not make me look sick, I applied eyeliner on both the upper- and lower lashline.

Here's a full face of the make-up look. Close up pictures will be enclosed in my review on the palette that I used.
I hope you enjoyed today's post and I'll see you soon! 

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

MAC face off: Dark Side vs. Diva

I'm a typical girly girl. Sure, I like different colours than pink and no I'm not scared of cracking my nails - but I enjoy doing girly things as well. I like doing my make-up and dressing up. I love hanging out with friends to have a dinner party or watch a movie.
 One of the things I love about my friends is talking about make-up (and of course my friends support my blog which is really great).

One of the bigger subjects in the group was the MAC "Diva" lipstick. I had quite some trouble getting my hands on the beautiful and wildly popular item. 
I got "Dark Side" instead - another MAC colour - that is almost identical to Diva. Today I'm reviewing and comparing them for you. Just in case you're looking for a dupe :).

Both of the lipsticks are in the regular collection, but the chance of you getting your hands on "Dark Side" is much bigger.
Dark Side is pretty much the exact same colour as "Diva", but there is some sheen in the lipstick. Whereas "Diva" is completely matte (and therefore a little more dry). That's really the only difference.

Below you can see some swatches of the two lipsticks. The left one is "Dark Side" and the right one is "Diva".

Have a lovely day and I'll see you soon!

Monday, March 6, 2017

Manicure Monday: you and me?

As I woke up this morning, the weather was soft and the sun was shining. It was such a good feeling waking up to sunlight rather than rain or just grey clouds. This inspired me to paint my nails in a soft, sweet colour.

Today I picked a pastel purple that I recently got from Essence. It's called "You and me?". Absolutely beautiful if you ask me!

I'm never disappointed with Essence nailpolish! Available for €1.69 a piece!

Have a lovely day and I'll see you on Wednesday!

Saturday, March 4, 2017

EOTD: Eyepoppin'

Hi everyone!
I'm finally back with an "eye of the day". It's been quite a while since I've experimented with eye make-up, but today I had some extra time and I was feeling in the mood for something a little different. I created a look that is completely based on warm colours such as red, orange, copper and gold.

I used my Too Face natural eye palette to create shadows in my crease. I started with "Cashmere bunny" from inner to outer corner and then darkened the look with "Erotica" and "Sexpresso". Click here to read my review and see swatches of the eyeshadows that I'm talking about.

Next I mixed "Texture" and "Coppering" by MAC and applied that onto my eyelid. Because I'm using a lot of copper shades, I decided to go for eyeliner on the upper lashline as well as the waterline. Using reds or copper tones can make you look sick very easily and black eyeliner helps neutralize that.

Afterwards I also applied some gold eyeliner on top of the black eyeliner to give the look some extra "pop". The eyeliner that I used was from a limited edition by Essence. (Click here for the review and more pictures).

Below you can see what the full face looks like! 

What do you think?
Have a nice day!

Friday, March 3, 2017

Essence shine shine shine lipgloss review ♥

2017 is the year of change. I've had quite a bit of change in my life this year so far. After being single for three years I started dating again and I might be moving again - to give you a few examples. The make-up trends are changing as well.
After quite a long period of only wearing matt lipsticks and the matt lipgloss trends, Essence is back with lipglosses that are very, very shiny! They are supposed to give your lips a wet look and I like it!

Their newest "shine, shine, shine" lipgloss collection incorporates thirteen new lipglosses, of which I got two. Along with the two lipglosses, I also got an adorable make-up bag with an inspirational quote on it! Cute!
Let me introduce you to my two newest beauties, called "Behind the scenes" and "Runway, your way".

The first lipgloss, "Behind the scenes" is just a shiny lipgloss that has no colour. It'll give your lips a nice look, but expect no additional colour from this one. I've never had a lipgloss like this before but I think it's nice to have one in my collection.

"01 Behind the scenes"
The second one is one of the darkest colours in the collection. A nice, dark purple. It does look lighter after you put it on. Perfect for this time of year if you ask me.
12 Runway, your way
The swatches pretty much speak for themselves, I think. They are so beautiful and have got such a nice texture, it really is a pleasure to apply.
They are a little bit sticky though - but that's what you can expect from lipglosses.

Here's what the colour "Runway, your way" looks like on my lips. I must admit I really do like the colour. I did have to put some extra effort in applying the lipgloss evenly though - it's can be hard to get thesame coverage everywhere.

The lipglosses cost €1.99 a piece.
Thanks for reading! Have a nice day!