New In | Balmain X L’Oréal.

I was so in love with the Balmain X H&M collaboration that this match made in heaven with L’Oréal got me shook! I even pre-ordered it. When I got it, I was so curious about it that I opened it immediately! But, my first impression about it was: it looks good. Yes, just good. Even though from the outside it looks chic and edgy, just like all things from Balmain and I truly like that vibe. I suddenly felt a ‘’oh’’ feeling. The lipstick package felt fragile like, if I dropped it on the floor it would break. It even came with a small damage onto the cap so my hyped feeling slightly changed. But I learned don’t judge a book by its cover

When I opened it the first thing that you will notice is the smell. I loved it! As I told in my first impressions blogpost, I buy when it comes to makeup with my nose. Since I bought the lipstick online was the smell a pleasant surprise! The smell reminds me of autumn, a wood scent with a twist of a scent from lilies. It even sounds like a fairy-tale.

The lipstick comes with different shades and I couldn’t choose. The shades are so daring and so fierce! The opposite of me. I watched Balmain’s promo videos about it online, more than once and I still couldn’t decide. At one moment, I thought let me choose a shade that I wouldn’t chose easily. So, I chose Confession. It comes almost close to a nude shade and as you know me Loves, have I a love and hate relationship with nude colours. I am glad to find out, when I swatched it on my wrist that the shade has a peachy colour as a sub tone.

When I applied on my lips, the creamy lipstick went smoothly over them. The lipstick gives a matt effect which makes it long-lasting. I am happy to say that the lipstick has a place between my MAC Collection and high end favourite Chanel lippie!

 

Which shade from the collection would you chose Loves?

 

 

 

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Beauty Review | Chanel #488 Elise.

After my MAC Cosmetics lipstick collection, I got the hang of buying high-end makeup that I caught my eyes on Chanel. Chanel is after Elie Saab my favourite brand. Chanel stands for me, as chic and timeless beauty. I chose for Rouge Coco lippie in shade #448 Elise. I don’t know about you loves, but I automatically speak with a fake France accent when I pronounce Elise. Since it’s an attack on my wallet, can we enjoy it with our noses up? I don’t judge!

The outside package looks like typical Chanel. Black with golden lettered details. I always liked that colour combination. When you open it, you’ll get that tingling feeling that we all know. Like when you open presents during Christmas, or in my case, during Eid. The first thing you see is the usual white Chanel logo on top of the lipstick cap. You also can see the logo in the inside of the cap, which is black. The lipstick is surrounded with a golden sheath. I like how a simple looking thing can have a chic appearance.

I hope that I’m not the only one who says that I also buy with my nose. It is kind of habit to smell makeup before I buy it. Chanel past the odour test! The smell can be the best described as the scent of dried rose petals. The lippie has Chanel stamped on it, I like this detail. I was at first a bit sceptical about the colour. I have a love hate relationship when it comes to colour pink. I hate the colour Barbie pink and pale pink, but I like the shades between them. Does it make sense? Anyway, I like it turned out well! Definitely my favourite lippie at the moment.

It went smoothly over my lips when I applied it. I felt instantly the hydration, it lived right up on my lips. Same goes when I swatched it on my wrist. The pigment is so great and long lasting! The shade also surprised me. It has a small amount of glitter, perfect for that last extra sparkle.

 

 

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Beauty | My MAC Collection.

Today I’ll be showing you Loves my MAC collection: so far. I remember when I bought my first MAC. I felt like a kid in a candy store, I couldn’t choose! I wanted them all. I fell in love with the sweet pink highlight. It suits my skin tone very well, it gives me that healthy glow. The pigment is so good that you don’t need much. A strobe or two and you are good to go.

After the Soft & Gentle highlighter came my first MAC lipstick. I was wandering across the MAC counter and I saw so many lipstick colours! Yet again I couldn’t choose so I looked at the names. Many caught my eyes, but this one the most. Fresh Moroccan! Of course, I felt that cheesy connection as a Moroccan. It was also autumn when I bought it, the deep brown/red-ish colour is such an autumn colour. It reminded me visiting Morocco during winter. When I was walking around like a tourist in my own hometown. So, bohemian! This Frost lipstick has a bit of a matt finish. It also has a bit of shimmer, but when I applied it on my lips it gave that chic feminine touch instead of that ‘’glitter girl’’ vibe. I like it so much!

Since I had the hang of it, my choice of getting more MAC items was easy made. Oh, Darling golden highlighter was the third beauty I bought. It truly has that extra dimension skin finish! Yet again the pigment is so great, it gives me that golden glowy look. Like I’m in love! When you apply it on the right places of your face, it accentuates the strong parts of your face that you love. Perfect with a contour.

The third lipstick I bought was Lady Bug. Not only is it a cute name, this Lustre lipstick goes so smooth over my lips whenever I apply it. I also wanted a red shade colour, but not too red. Lady Bug is perfect. Since it was sale on the MAC Cosmetics at that moment, I also put Captive in my shopping cart. Shamelessly. I wanted a shade that I can use daily and I found it in this Satin lipstick.

What I like about MAC is that is has a good quality for the price you pay for it. I also like that even though the packages are simply black, it has a classic look. The forming of the lipsticks reminds me of bullets. Certainly, they are killer items!

Which brand is your favourite Loves?

 

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Beauty Look | My Daily Look.

It has been a while since my latest beauty look for you Loves. I have been lately so caught up with my studies that I don’t find the time to work on the love of my life: my blog. Yes, you hear this every time when I don’t post for a while but believe me when I write, this is the only reason why. Thinking about it now, I probably dedicate a blogpost about my studies. This said Loves, let’s get right into my daily look!

As you know me: simplicity is a bliss. First, I start with my daily skincare routine then I apply H&M BB Cream Beauty Balm in colour Rose Porcelain. It is quite hard to find a blemish balm or even a foundation in my skin tone because sometimes I’m pale like Casper the friendly ghost than sometimes redness shows up like an intruder. Basically, hallelujah for makeup!

My daily look contains less work than when I go to a Moroccan wedding. So, after the BB Cream I start with my eyes by using Maybelline The Falsies Push Up Angel mascara that I received from Loreal to try it out. The brush is a truly holy grail for your under eyelashes! No more messiness. Because of the small brush my eyelashes separates very well while applying. However, you need many layers for a falsie look.

On the apples of my cheeks I used Essence Silky Touch Blush in #30 Secret It-Girl. I use this peachy shade for a healthy blush look. On my cheekbones, I used budget topper Fashion Professional Mosaic Blush in #02. I use this blush more as a highlighter because it is perfect shimmery pigmented.

I have a love/hate relationship when it comes to liquid matte lipsticks, but with DOSE of Colors in shade Truffle I have an obsession! As soon as you apply it, it turns quickly in the well know matte pigment. I usually don’t have the guts to use a brown or nude colour on my lips but this shade got me surprised. It even tastes like chocolate!

This is my daily look. Well, for now. Sometimes I change my blush or lipstick colour but other than that, this is my go too.

What do you think Loves?

 

 

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Beauty | Winter Love.

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Winter comes almost to his end and I’m not complaining. The weather in the Netherlands is quite crazy, just a week ago, there was snow and now it is vanished like a ghost. Winter doesn’t do good to my body and skin. Sometimes I feel like a hamster with sandpaper hands and knees that prepares itself for hibernation. To make it easier for me I used these lovely goodies, they were such a great help during this winter!

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I want to start with my UGG Australia boots and gloves, you either hate or love this brand. To me they are the perfect fashion items to wear during the cold, so warm and cosy! During the cold I, really don’t care if I would look like an Eskimo, they look good to me! Whenever I use Ziaja Coconut Hand Cream they stay extra moisturized when I put my hands in the gloves. I really like the smell and texture of their creams. Since my collaboration with Ziaja I use their Manuka Tree Cream daily. It smooths my facial skin just perfect!

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My skin tens to dryness during winter. Especially on my elbows, knees, heels and ankles. It feels so annoying! I’m glad I found my holy grail with Dove Purely Pampering Nourishing Body Oil. The shea butter and warm vanilla makes my skin moisturized for a while, it nourishes perfectly right after a shower. What I love about this one is it is non-greasy and it feels light on my skin. Same goes for The Raspberry Kiss from Treacle Moon. I use it on places on my body that needs extra moisturizing. I love the cute little texts on the package and the smell. It smells like forest fruit ice cream, instant summer feeling!

Chap sticks! Oh my, can’t live without them. I have them everywhere! From two in my bag to three on my desk and on my nightstand. I always use them before I go to sleep or I must run for small errands. They are useful but then again I always get them lost. Who is familiar with this too Loves?

Since the sun only comes when it wants too, am I glad that we can get the sun in a ‘’package.’’ I apply it only on sun kissed places like my cheekbones, the sides of my forehead like a contour, the tip of my nose and chin. All for all, I’m glad that spring is right around the corner!

 

 

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Beauty | Bad Impressions. #1

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I normally don’t get many bad impressions when it comes to buying new makeup. I mostly use the same products, when I need new ones I stick mostly with the products I am familiar with but I wouldn’t be a beauty addict if I didn’t try out other brands. That’s why I loved receiving the Style Tone Boxes. In the future I, will try other beauty boxes out!

Before I start Loves, I have a little disclaimer about the products that I don’t like. It doesn’t mean it is a bad brand, I can be in love with other products from the same brand I just got a product I didn’t like due to scent, pigment etc.

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Let me start first with Aveda Stress Fix Soaking Salts. I got it from a goodie bag at the Glamour Magazine Fashion – Vintage Live Event. At first I liked it. It has a lavender scent and lavender is well known as a stress relieving aroma. It got my attention, everybody has their own moments of stress and taking a tub can be indeed relieving but when I used it, I didn’t like the scent anymore! It turned into a lavender chemical ‘’smelly bomb’’ it hit me literally out of the blue and on top of it my skin stayed oily. When I rinsed it of the salts left oily residue behind. I like lavender but I don’t want the be a walking sticky lavender plant!

I love the beauty products from Max Factor, too bad I stumbled on a bad one. The package looks simple yet chic, I like the colour combination black and gold! When I first used it, the first thing I noticed is the scent. It was so harsh and too chemical! It smelled bad. Even so, I thought let me give it a try. It was too pink for my skin tone and the pigment made my facial skin look dry while it wasn’t.

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When I have breakouts, I want immediately them gone. To me the most effective way is to dry them out and after that moisturizing it. I thought I found with Garnier Pure Active my holy grail but no it wasn’t. The smell was too chemical. Not ideal if you smear it on your face. It doesn’t work at all and it made my facial skin not moisturized like it supposed to be.

I use my favourite concealer daily and I wanted to give it a rest and try another one out. I shouldn’t have done it! The concealer from H&M was too pale for my skin tone, even If I wanted to fix it by applying a sun kissed bronzer or compact powder it didn’t help. This was a typical ‘’stick with what you know moment.’’ Never again!

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I am not a frequent nail polish user but I was a bit hyped about the OPI nail polishes. Just a week later from when I purchased it I saw it dried out. Shaking it and pouring a bit of nail polish remover in it didn’t even work. I threw it away and it felt like I threw money into the garbage can…Literally!

I found in some budget products truly loveable products that they deserve more than the price you purchased it for and then some products I can understand why they are budget. The lipstick from Cien was just a bad colour, it didn’t suit me. In my opinion. Max&More has many good products but their lip glosses are bad. Not good pigmented at all and the scent smells like it is too old for usage. The brown bronzer was too dark for my skin tone. Whenever I used it to contour my face it stayed like dark spots, more like shadows on my face even though I blend the hell out of it! The anti-redness concealer was also to pale for my skin tone. The only thing good about it is it reduces indeed my redness but it changed me into a minty ghost. Too pale!

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I think that in the future I don’t purchase these products again but it doesn’t mean I’m not purchasing nothing from the brand at all. That is the beauty of cosmetics, every beauty brands have its wide range of beauty assortment and I as a beauty addict will always get my shot!

 

 

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Beauty Review | Ziaja.

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As am I getting older I’m getting more and more idle. I think it is because you feel your body is changing, like it is upgrading towards adulthood. Your body, your mind and skin changes into a ‘’shape’’ that is called ‘’you’’’. You will get to know yourself better and you will anticipate to it. Whether you like it or not! It is just something that you cannot change because it is called life.

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During my life, my facial skin became important to me, I suffered from acne my whole teenage years and they still pop up every now and then. We all are familiar with those annoying intruders on our faces that are caused by stress, diet and even cosmetic products. Because of this, am I always pleased to get to know new brands. Especially when you discover them spontaneously. I met Ziaja through my latest unboxing blogpost and I fell in love with it ever since.

The beauty of Ziaja is that it is based on natural active ingredients and their pharmaceutical experiences, it has a refined and pleasant fragrance and light texture. All their products are carefully dermatologically and allergy tested in their own labs, never on animals! I have been using it for a while now and I am very pleased with it. The moment I opened it for the first time, the smell was such a pleasure to smell! Not chemical at all. The preservatives are reduced to the essential minimum making it enjoyable to use.

The assortment of Ziaja is tremendous; from woman to men to children. Something for everyone! Their focus is on skin, so you will find a range of facial care, body care and even hair care. Because Ziaja has a wide range of beauty products they have thought of all skin types and this shows that they are thoughtful towards their customers.

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Lately wat also has been important to me is where I get my beauty products from and if it truly works. I enjoy it every time when I use it. Whenever I’m done with showering I use Moisturising Body Lotion with Silk Proteins. It absorbs quickly and my skin feels soft right away! Because it is moisturising and it reduces skin roughness I use it also on my elbows and knees for that extra soft touch. During my day, I use the Manuka Tree Purifying Normalising Day Cream. It has an SPF 10 factor and it is for an oily/combination skin type which matches perfectly with my own skin type. My facial skin goes from oily, especially on my T-Zone (forehead, nose, chin and the apples of my cheeks.) to dry at my jaw line. The smell of the Manuka Tree is refreshing on my skin and what I mostly love it doesn’t make my face oily at all!

When I want to pamper myself after a long day I remove my makeup with the Cucumber Cleansing Milk, yet again for an oily/combination skin type. The smell of cucumber makes me feel like I’m in a spa resort relaxing with a towel on my head and two slices of cucumber on my eyes. Perfect!

Are you already imagining it Loves?

 

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Beauty Look | Look Book Of 2016.

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I must say; 2016 was a beauty year. I loved experimenting with makeup for beauty looks. Contouring and highlighting was my main goal to get the hang of it and to me, it turned out pretty lovely!

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I focused also on my eyes. I wanted to get more confident in making smokey eyes, because of my small eyes. I don’t want to look like a panda. Till this day, I am saluting all makeup lovers who uses their whole eyes, from under the eyebrow until the whole moving eyelid as their perfect canvas! Because if I do it, I will look like a clown. I just don’t like the whole eye look on me. On my moving eyelid, I will use any colour but on top of it I limit it only to light colours. I guess you could say that I’m a bit insecure about it, but then again; for everything is a first!

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When it comes to lips I use mostly red to fuchsia to pink shades. Those are my favourites lip colours, I don’t like nude’s colours or Barbie pink.  I have carefully tried to use dark colours such as dark red and I was surprised! I never thought it will suit me.

As I look at my makeup stash I see that I use products that are low budget to high end. From all the variety, I have I stick always with one or two budget toppers from Essence Cosmetics. Their orange packaged mascara and concealer are truly my beauty budget must-haves!

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I think that for my upcoming beauty looks I will be more openminded towards making new looks then before however I don’t want to follow trends that are just a waste of good beauty products. Like, #100 layers’ foundations? Or silicone bra makeup sponge? No thank you!

Which beauty look do you like Loves?

 

 

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Beauty Look | Blue Sky.

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I have a new look for you Loves! Its been a while since I did one, when I finally had the moment to do it I was instantly in a beauty mood! I hope I can give you this feeling too so you can try this look out or one of my many other looks that I have done. Let’s start!

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I used my daily favourite Essence Stay All Day 16 Long Lasting Concealer in shade #10 Natural Beige to blemish my impurities. When I let it for a minute I used MaxFactor Xperience Foundation in shade Beige Linen #50 with SPF 10 to set a base for my look. Yet again I let it for a minute and then used Essence Stay All Day Translucent Fixing Powder for a matt and natural finish. I let it bake for a minute and started with a simple contour that I mostly do. For this contour, I used the budget beauty contour stick from Max&More. Not to look like Casper the friendly ghost I used Essence Mosaic Compact Powder in shade #01 Sun Kissed Beauty. It gave my look indeed a sun kiss!

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For my eyes, I used L’Oréal Paris Colour Pop in the shade #410 Punky Turquoise. I just love the colour blue! I started from the middle of my moving eyelid until the end of my eyebrows. I used a darker shade of sparkly blue from Boulevard De Beauté palette for the rest of my eyes and to blend it in I used the white sparkly shade to tone the blue down. For the perfect eyeliner wing I used Max&More Gel Eyeliner in the shade Pure Black. For my lashes, I used Ace of Face Eyerule Volumizing Curling Mascara #3 that I received with my first Style Tone Box. On the side where my tear drops come out I used Douglas Jumbo Pen for an open look.

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On my cheeks, I used Essence Silky Touch Blush in shade #30 Secret It-Girl. I really love how it turned out together with the use of the compact powder, using the right colours can truly do so much! For that extra glowy glow I pulled out my MAC Soft & Gentle Mineralize Skin Finish for indeed that perfect finish!

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Last but not leas, my lips. I’m very pleased about the new KIKO Milano 3D Hydra Lip glosses! I have it in the #3 this peachy colour is just right for daily use.

 

What do you think about this look Loves?

 

 

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Beauty Review | Cheeky Highlights!

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Since I’m having the hang of it, from contouring and highlighting I’m getting more confident in it and that includes buying makeup. I notice that when I’m going to shop or go for some errands I always end up in a makeup aisle to look for that eye-catching item that I honestly don’t need. We all have been there right!

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I had that moment when I was looking for a highlighter that is budget and good pigmented to use daily instead of my MAC Soft & Gently highlighter. I end up with budget brand goodies; Essence Strobing Highlighter in shade #10 Let It Glow and Catrice High Glow Mineral Highlighting Powder in shade #010 Light Infusion. Both packages are what you are used from the brands: ordinary and minimal. Essence has a more pinkish colour that comes close to my MAC but the pigment doesn’t come close to MAC. You don’t even see it when I swatched it on my wrist and that is okay because I don’t need to look too glowy for a daily look. The pigment from the Catrice highlighter is a bit better then Essence. This shade is perfect for daily use. The shade is pearly and that gives a more natural look, just like that summer glow we all know and want.

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When I don’t want to use my MAC highlighter for a more covered look, like for Moroccan wedding or other parties as in for the upcoming holidays I can use another beauty! The Sleek Makeup Precious Metals in shade #029 is just heaven on your cheeks! The pigment is so great and it stays long! Even with the swatch I made on my wrist it was not easy to wipe it off. This palette has four shades: Platinum for your browbone, Antique Bronze for your cheekbones, Royal Gold for the bridge of your nose and finally Renaissance Gold for cupid’s arrow which is the little small hills on your upper lip. Heck, you can even use it on your body! Think about a slightly touch of the highlighter on your collarbones. Beautiful!

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I am very excited about all three of them. Because of the number of highlighters, I have now I can experiment safely with a peace of mind!

Which one do you like Loves?

 

 

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Beauty Look | Contour & Highlight.

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I have a new look for you to see Loves. I am so excited about it, not only I used nice new products I also get more and more great in contouring and highlighting. Even tough after shooting every new beauty look my make-up get rinse off right away just as fast as shooting with my camera and I still enjoy every bit of it! So let me make you excited too.

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I first started with Etos Skin Smoothing Primer to set a base for my L’Oréal Nude Magique Eau De Teint in #100 Porcelain foundation. Before I went further with my foundation I used my all-time favourite Essence Stay All Day 16h Long Lasting Concealer in #10 Natural Beige to blemish my impurities. When I let it for a minute or two to dry I started with contouring. Max&More Contour Stick is such a budget goodie! I contoured my facial parts that makes my face a bit smaller. After contouring I highlighted the facial parts that I wanted to stand out. Yet again I let it alone for a minute before I started to blend it with my H&M Angled Buffer Brush. It is such a fine makeup brush; the bristles are so soft!

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Now comes my eyes. To set base for eyeshadows I just H&M Fidelity Primer. I did not only use it on my moving eyelid but also under my eyebrow. On the middle of my moving eyelid I used eyeshadow H&M Blueberry Swirl to set a shade. On the inner and outer parts of my eyelid I used Max Factor Colour X-Pert Eyeshadow in shade #7 Vibrant Mauve. To blend it all together I used Max Factor Colour X-Pert Eyeshadow in shade White Satin. I used this shade also under my eyebrows for an open look. For mine under eye waterline I used my new goodie from my Style Tone Box of September Note Luminous Silk Mono Eyeshadow in #10. I wanted to express my eye colour more, purple suits brown very well!

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I know making winged eyeliner can be a struggle to make. If you use a winged eyeliner brush you only have to need a steady hand so, move over sticky tape! The brush that comes with  Max&More Gel Eyeliner is perfect for it. On my lashes I used Ace Of Face Volumizing Curling Mascara Eyerule #3. It makes my eyelashes perfectly black with just one swipe!

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For the last finishing touches, I used Essence Silky Touch Blush in shade Secret It-Girl #30 on my cheekbones and on my lips I used Max&More Lipstick and lip liner in shade Dark Red #004

I am very happy about the results! How about you Loves?

 

 

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Beauty – Tips | Beat The Last Heat!

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I still enjoy from my late summer in the Netherlands after my holiday in Morocco. Even here the sun shines like the beginning of summer and I’m not complaining! Summer is one of my favourite seasons and I always take good care of myself more than the other seasons. This is my confession; I think it is because my energy level or better yet my happy thermometer is increasing.

The beauty product that I swear by is my all-time favourite rosewater but I wouldn’t be a beauty addict if I’m not trying other goodies out so I expended my fav list!

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Let me start with a great beauty invention; dry shampoo. This goodie is ideal to use on warm days. You’ll sweat during your whole day no matter how many times you shower so to stay fresh and presentable spray dry shampoo on your hair namely on your scalp where the creasy part is. From my own experience whenever I use dry shampoo I wear my hair never loose. My hair structure is then different, like puffier. That’s why I prefer another hairdo like a ponytail, messy bun or a braid.

What I also like during warm days is not only a deodorant but also a body mist. When I was in Morocco this goodie never left my bag. I sprayed it during my day just for a quick fresh up before I shower. Because it is a body spray I use it easily over my whole body then perfume, it would be a shame if your perfume bottle gets sooner emptier because of it. Right Loves?

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My face has its own routine that I stick with and lately I asked myself what am I doing to moisturize my eyes? Well, nothing! So I bought a hydro eye roller from my local drugstore to try it out.  It contains caffeine, this ingredient stimulates your blood circulation and reduces puffy eyes. It also has hyaluronic complex to prevent dark circles and wrinkles. A great moment to start with because if you follow me on Instagram you would know I turned the big 27 last Tuesday!

I didn’t use a lot of make-up during my holiday or even during summer but when I do it I always finish it with a make-up fixing spray and honestly I thought it wouldn’t work, this goodie must be a fable. I guessed it wrong! It works perfectly and I recommend it to every Loves who are die hard make-up users!

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The main reason I prefer no or a bit make-up during summer is because I have an oily skin. Whenever the heat touches my face I look like a melted vanilla cookie. To prevent an acne break out, which I suffered from many years is to use a sebum-reducing cream. The one I’m using contains salicylic. Salicylic combats the existing and the formation of new pimples and this goodie truly works! I use it as my day crème and the control stick of the same brand I use it only on pimples that are already there to dry them out

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This is it Loves! Which products do you love to use during the heat?

 

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Beauty Review | Brush or Sponge?

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Brush or sponge? The new phenomenon in the beauty world and I tried it out to share it with you Loves. When I first saw it the first thing that came into my mind is ‘’well, that’s interesting.’’ The second thing that came into my mind is: ‘’quite expensive!’’ I just wanted to try one out so I began my search. I stumbled on the online store called Wish, you probably heard about it. It takes a while before you receive it but then again I paid only two euros for it. So, if I don’t get it in the end I won’t make a fuss about it.

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I did receive it and I was curious from the moment I opened it! I truly thought while seeing YouTube videos about it that it is a sponge because of the coverage. It turned out that the hairs of the make-up brush are so close together that it looks like a sponge. The brush has a small difference than other brushes you are familiar with; the hairs are thicker. The brush also comes in different sizes and I chose the small one.

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When I applied it on my face I felt a soft feeling that you mostly feel when you use a normal foundation brush. Even though I used a little dot of foundation it covered my face just the way I like it, a bit natural. Since I have it, it is easy maintainable. I removed the excess foundation with a face wipe and it cleaned easily. Imagine when you use a make-up brushes cleaner!

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I must say that it is a perfect tool to apply foundation with but I do want to add that it is not different then a normal foundation brush, the hairs are only thicker and that’s it. If you want to try one out I recommend a cheap one first just because they do the same work as a normal one. You would think that the oval form of the brush will make it easier to contour your face or go smoothly over your face because of our natural face structure but, trust me it doesn’t change a lot.

I can say now that I tried one out though!

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Beauty Look | Silver Smokey.

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Oh gosh…I’m liking the contour technique a lot now! I even enjoy it more if I use it together with the strobing technique. I’m having more a better feeling about applying make-up, I was a newbie and started with make-up in the beginning of my twenties. I used mainly just a mascara and lip balm. When I was ready for it, I ‘’upgraded’’ into the rest of make-up.

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So let me start at the beginning Loves. First I used H&M Beauty Balm BB Cream in the colour Rose Porcelain. I forgot to place it in the flat lay, since I visited the New H&M Beauty Department I’m growing into their beauty goodies. When I finished applying the BB Cream I used my all-time favourite Concealer from Essence in the colour #10 Natural Beige. I applied it under my eyes as the well-known upside down triangles for a natural look. Now comes the contouring part! I used Max and More Contour Stick to shade the parts I wanted to express. I have an oval face so I applied it on my forehead, nose, under the line of my cheeks and my chin line. When I was done I blend it with a beauty blender sponge.  When I’m done with my face I always leave it for a minute or two to start with my eyes before I highlight it.

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On my eyelids I used first an eyeshadow from Essence in the colour #11 Tiffunny. I truly love this budget brand. Their eyeshadows are always super soft and long-lasting! Right under my crease I used Max Factor three colour eyeshadow palette in the colour #08 Precious Metals. I only used the black colour of the palette to make my Smokey eye pop. I also used this colour under my waterline, just a little bit. I would make it heavier for a night out. To make a small eyeliner wing I used Essence Eyeliner Pen. It is long-lasting and smudge-proof and I can confirm that. For my eyelashes I used my yet again all-time favourite Essence Maximum Definition Volume Mascara. I love the flexibility the brush has and it separates my eyelashes very well, it doesn’t clump. On my inner lid I used Douglas Jumbo Shadow Pen for that extra open look. Last but not least, I used Catrice Cosmetics Kohl Kajal Eye pencil in the colour #040 White to express my eyes even more.

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Back to my face Loves. To highlight my cheeks, nose and my cupid arrow. For the Loves who doesn’t know what the arrow is, that’s the little hills of your upper lip. I used MAC Soft & Gentle and I wasn’t careful with it. I just love this glowy look!

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To keep the rest of my face in tone, I used Catrice Cosmetics Beautifying Lip Smoother in the colour #020 Apricot Cream. I’m surprised about this beauty goodie! I thought it would be a peachy coloured transparent shine gloss, but the cream does his work. It leaves that subtle sweet colour on my lips that I truly like.

I don’t know who invented a make-up fixing spray, but I salute you!  For that last touch I sprayed on top of my face Etos Fixing Spray for that natural finish and long lasting effect during my day. Perfect maximum fixation!

What do you think about this New Look Loves?

 

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Beauty Review | Pretty Long Glamorous Hair!

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Oh my gosh! I tried for the first time hair flip in extensions. Yes, me! I never thought I would do it because it never crossed my mind. Or rather I should say that the only crazy thing I did to my hair is cutting it short. No, not an extreme pixie cut but from the middle of my back to the end of my neck, like an A-line bob. This was two years ago and since then I’m letting my hair grow back. I only cut the dead-ends and that’s it. So when I got the opportunity to try hair extensions I said yes!

Before.

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In my hair I’m wearing the layered deep dark brown synthetic hair. It is 60 cm long and weighs 160 grams it also has a wavy structure. You have to attach the hairpiece with a wire. It sounds crazy but it is possible! The hair extension has a wire on top of the left until right ends of the hair extension. You flip it on top of your head like a hairband and with a tail comb you flip your hair over the wire. Simple, easy and quick! The wire is thin and transparent, perfect because you can’t see it in your hair. Very glamorous, whoop!

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I chose on purpose a wavy structure the reason behind it is that I never style my hair in all the way straight. I prefer a natural stroke and with these hair extensions my hair naturally blends with the synthetic hair. What I also love is that they are easy maintainable. You can comb, style, curl and wash it. As long you comb it from the bottom to the top, use a heat protector first when you want to style or curl it. Never use a hair tool that is higher than 160 degrees! Let the hair tool no longer than 8 seconds in your hair and last but not least wash it in lukewarm tap water and fabric softener. Yes, the one that you wash your cloths with. Let it soak for five minutes then rinse it off with lukewarm tap water and squeeze out excess water from the hair. When you are done with the ‘’hair bath’’ add a number of drops from a serum or hair oil and pat it dry with a towel before you let it lay or hang to dry naturally.

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From the moment I got in my hair I felt like a mermaid.  My hair had suddenly length and volume! When I opened the package I was a bit sceptical about the hair colour. Even though my hair is dark brown I didn’t know how it would look on synthetic hair. So when I flipped it in my hair my sceptical thought flew away when I saw a smile on my face! I take good care of my hair and surprise myself with a new hairdo once in a while is just amazing!

 

Have you tried hair extensions Loves?

 

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Beauty | My Beauty Love.

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Today I’m giving you Loves an update from my previous blogpost about my beauty favourites. While that blogpost was more about my basics that I always have in my beauty stash, am I going to share with you what I daily use. While my beauty routine changes with the season; this beauty love I always keep using. Although the brand and colour changes but otherwise they are here to stay.

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When I can’t wash my face thoroughly due to lack of time, these face wipes come in handy. I use them first before I use water. When I buy these wipes I always search for the ones that is intended for sensitive skin and is PH neutral. The reason behind it is because I want to prevent a rash or a breakout. You never know. My daily make-up routine is quick and easy, I use an BB cream, a highlight pen for the corners of my eyes for an open look. A mascara, lipstick or a lip gloss and a highlighter or a bronzer. I prefer to sleep those ten minutes than to stand in front of a mirror.

My hands are the only body part that requires intensive care every day, especially my nails. Sometimes my nails break easily so I cut them short and when they grow it stays good for a while and then they break of. It is a vicious circle! To give my nails a ‘’hard’’ layer I mostly use a nail polish that has a natural look. These from Cairuo that I bought in Morocco is perfect for it.

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My oils! I just cannot live without them. Yes, it sounds extravagant but I mean it. After a shower I use drops in my hair. Lately I’m using Black Seed Oil instead of Moroccan Gold Argan Oil. Both have miraculous benefits and as a frequent heated tools user I cling to it!

Last but not least. I don’t go out the door without a spray of perfume. Either it is my Calvin Klein or this Guess bottle. Both are floral and wooded scented and radiate femininity. Love it!

What is your beauty love?

Beauty Review | Calvin Klein IN2U.

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Maybe it is just me, but when the seasons are changing I automatically change not only my wardrobe, my make-up routine but also my perfume. During winter I mostly use heavy scented perfumes and gradually changing it to citrus and flowers to summer sweet smelling eye candies. I am now in the ‘’citrus-floral stage’’ and I found in CK IN2U Her what I wanted.

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The bottle reminds me of a champagne bottle, although I do not drink alcohol but a fancy bottle on my dressing table I truly can appreciate. The minimal design is simple yet attractive. The fresh floral with a woody oriental base scent starts first with a fresh pink grapefruit and bergamot with a note of red currant leaves scent. The citrus smell of grapefruit gives you throughout your day a surprise gust whenever you move. Just when you thought the smell is gone it surprises you when you just simply get up from your chair behind your desk to freshen yourself up or to get a hot cup of cappuccino.

You would think that the scent is odd and elderly people would like it a lot but the perfume is launched in 2007 as a duo perfume instead of their well know unisex fragrances. This duo Her & Him is intended for the young generation, that Calvin Klein christened as the expressing freedom and possibilities of young people to explore the world. With these thoughts Calvin Klein wanted the world to know that he knows what the younger generation wants and that they can expect it at CK.

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I have the bottle for a while now and I must say that I’m very pleased by it. I can safely spray just the right amount because of the 150ml bottle and like I said Loves, I change my perfume seasonally. So, I probably will use it next year!

Beauty Look | Double Up!

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New title and look! From today all blogpost about a make-up look is going to be called new look instead of beauty. I’m going through some blog changes Loves, you will notice it soon.

Anyway, let’s get started!

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I did this look when I went to a Moroccan wedding last year. Today I want to show you how I did it. I started first with my favourite concealer from Essence. As you can see it is time for a new one. I applied it on my impurities and under my eyes as an upside down triangle for a natural look. After concealer I used H&M BB Cream Beauty Balm in Rose Porcelain. I am so glad I found this gem! I finally found a good cream that matched my skin tone. It truly covers very well for a BB cream; it also doesn’t feel heavy on my face like a foundation. Since the new beauty department of H&M Beauty I’m falling more and more in love with H&M.

And now my eyes. I always used an eyeliner pen because it is easy to use. This time I tried a Gel Eyeliner from Max & More. It came with an eyeliner brush and I must say I’m impressed. Not only is Max & More a perfect budget brand and cruelty free, it has good make-up! The Gel Eyeliner is waterproof so it stayed perfect all day. On top of the black eyeliner line I used H&M Liquid Eyeliner in Green. Perfect double up! To finish it off I used Maybelline New York Illegal Definition Mascara on my eyelashes, which I forgot to place with the others for pictures. Sorry Loves!

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On my cheeks I applied MAC Soft & Gentle with the strobing technique. To do this I used a Butterfly Brush by Kruidvat Professional. This brand is from my local drugstore. It is so easy to work with. It feels light in your hand, different then an ordinary brush.

For my lips I used Max & More Lip Liner in Dark Red. I applied all over my lip line. Also this lip pencil came together with the Dark Red Lipstick. Even though it says Dark Red, I expected it would be like the colour Velvet Red but it came out lighter.

What do you think Loves, would you do a double up too?

Beauty | What Is In My Make-Up Bag?

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Let’s get nosy today! We are all guilty of taking a bag in a bag, right ladies? Today I’ll let you snoop in my make-up bag. Let’s imagine each other powdering our noses with the goodies from our pouches.

The bag is from Christian Dior. It is my all-time favourite make-up bag, I have it for ages. I fell naturally for the navy blue and silver colour. The pattern on the silver part of the bag are little lady faces. There is also written lady everywhere on it. Very ladylike!

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In my bag you can find my pocket brush. I use it mostly on rainy days to comb all of my hair or only the tail to maintain my wet hair. A make-up bag is nothing without a pocket mirror, that’s why I have two. It comes in handy when I want to use my Essence Oil Control Paper. I have an oily skin and during my day I don’t want to look like a glowing ball. The paper helps me to tone it down. What you also can find is a small jar with gel in it to tame my fly away. This little jar you can find it with the package of refill bottles that you take when you travel. I used a teaspoon to scoop the gel in it. If gel is not going to work I can use my hairclips. Perfect tools for a bad hair day!

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The pocket deodorant is from Odorex. I like the smell Jasmin and cotton oil. It is also alcohol free so it does not dry my skin out. Next to it you can see my hand sanitizer and then my flamingo tweezer to remove unwanted hair. What you also can find is Ibuprofen for when a headache emerges.

Here comes the beauty part; mascara: that is the beauty of having a lot of them; I can always put one in it without looking back. Same goes for my blush and eye pencils. I always use it to have an open look and sun kissed cheeks. Every once in a while I change the lip gloss or lipstick in a different colour but the lip balm remains the same, unless I have to change it because of hygiene. This counts for all the products.

Can I snoop in yours Loves?

Beauty Review | KIKO Milano.

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I’m having Spring vibes with these colourful KIKO eye candy! I fell of course for the nail polish because I have a fling on the colour fuchsia and since I already have blue mascara I wanted to try the colour green, so why not finish it with an emerald green eyeshadow?

This is my first experience with KIKO and I’m hooked! With just one swipe and my nail was covered with the colour. It depends on yourself if you want a thicker layer. I do think that the nail polish bottle has a dull appearance. It is not something special or attractive. You would choose it only because of the colour. If you are into that, go for it! It didn’t stop me either.

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When I swatched the eyeshadow on my pols I’ve noticed that it has a matt pigment. You know me Loves, I do not really like matt make-up but this one looks pretty good. The packaged reminds me a bit of MAC. Black with a transparent opening. I like that the brand name is pressed into the eyeshadow palette. I gives that little extra chic touch.

Green matches brown very well. When I tried the mascara my eye colour stood out. It is very beautiful and different than usual. A Moroccan wedding is therefore a great opportunity to show it off or if you dare to use it during your daily work for that extra sparkle!

What do you think Loves, already in the mood for Spring?

Beauty Review | MAC Soft & Gentle.

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My first MAC gem is a fact and I’m in love! You know me Loves; shimmery and shiny make-up is my cup of tea. Many bloggers are very enthusiastic about the brand MAC and I’ve read many reviews that have won me over to buy and try it for myself. I don’t regret it!

I roamed the store like I was a kid in a candy store, so many beautiful things that I couldn’t choose! Lipsticks, foundations, blushes caught truly my eye. Eventually it became a highlighter that is well known.

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Soft & Gentle is a luxurious powder with 77-Mineral Complex that adds highlights to the face and body. You can apply it on the parts of your face like your cheeks, cheekbones, and the tip of your nose. Think about the strobing technique. Since you can also apply it on your body, how about a little swoop with your brush on your collarbones?

Although the package looks simple yet chic, it suits MAC. With limited editions and collaborations with artists the package will be adjusted. It makes me only more excited about it!

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What I also like is that it gives a natural glow on your face. I applied it on my face with a strobing technique and although you cannot see it well on the pictures because of natural light it gave my face an open look.

What do you think about this highlighter Loves?

Beauty Look | Golden Smokey Eye.

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I tried a new contour look! I must say that I was more confident at the moment to try it again. Because of I want to stick with my way of applying make-up as ‘’natural’’ as possible, I’m glad to say I’m satisfied with the result.

Let me get right into it Loves! First I used my all-time favourite Essence Stay All Day Long Lasting Concealer in #10 Natural Beige. Not only suits this concealer perfectly with my skin tone, it also has light reflecting pigments for a naturally radiant complexion. I’m truly having a ‘’natural’’ look during my day which I prefer. I applied it under my eyes as upside down triangles for a more natural look. After that I applied it on my skin imperfections to tone it down.

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When I was done with the concealer I used Max & More Contour Stick. This stick has a contour part and a highlight part. It is very convenient whenever you want to travel or just for a quick touch up during your day! The other thing that I adore, yes adore. Max & More is cruelty free! Amazing right? Because I have an oval face I contoured the parts of my face where I supposed to do it. I used the highlighter of the stick under my eyebrows for a glowy open look.

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For my eyes I used I Heart Chocolate from I<3Makeup. I used the shade Chocolate Love on the inside of my eyelid until the middle of my eyelid. Then I used the shade More! From the middle until the outside of my eyelid. Then I blend it all for a whole look. On my under eye waterline I used You Need More shade for an overall look. When I finished I used again my all-time favourite Essence Eyeliner Pen for a small wing. For my eyelashes I used Waterproof Intense Black Extreme Volume Mascara also from Max & More. I must say that this mascara is a ‘’meh’’ the brush is a bit big for my eyelashes which makes me feel I do not use it optimally on my eyelashes.

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I mostly use a bronzer on my cheeks but this time I used Max & More Pressed Powder Blush in Peach #031.

Last but not least, on my lips I used Max & More Liquid Lip Colour in Aubergine. Such a great colour!

What do you think about this look Loves?

Beauty Review | From Coral To Last Tango.

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Is it just me or does lipsticks give you a good feeling whenever you use it on your lips or see it collecting dust on your vanity? Which woman doesn’t have at least one or thousand lipsticks from all the colours in the world? Or who doesn’t buy every single time the colour that suits perfectly on you and want to try another shade but you end up with the first one? Believe me when I say you are not alone. I salute you!

I have this with the colour fuchsia and only with the dark pink ‘’red-ish’’ shade. Whenever I use this lipstick colour on my lips I feel instantly more feminine, like fierce.

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So I wandered in the make-up isle of my local drugstore and took these candies into the shopping basket. I love the cute and chic look from Essence lipsticks! You would think that a budget brand will not do his work like a high end product but oh boy you would think twice if you try Essence. I have nothing but good experiences with the brand.

Same goes with the make-up from H&M and I’m even not writing about my thoughts on the packaging. Love it!

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Talking about lipstick colours, I have mixed feelings about the colour nude. It is always attractive for me to buy one. It reminds me of Kylie Jenner because it looks so good on her! Secretly I want it to look good on me too but always end up with a fuchsia one.

Which fav colour do you have Loves?

Beauty Review | I Heart Chocolate.

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You want to take a bite, don’t you?! Hihi…It does look edible! I had the same thoughts when I saw it in my local drugstore. And I wanted to buy it even more when I knew it is a dupe of Too Faced Chocolate bar.

The 16 eyeshadow palette is literally an eye candy but the thing with beauty is that what’s inside that counts and to be honest I was more impressed about the package then the eyeshadow colours. A lot of colours looked similar and I rather had that the name colours was written inside the palette not loose on a foil paper.

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For a dupe it is not that bad though. The pigment compensates the small flaws. When you smell it…Yes, it sounds weird but I always smell my make-up it’s a habit but also I’m not going to buy make-up that doesn’t make me feel comfortable wearing it; it does smell like chocolate! Hihi…Crazy right! If I could share the scent with you Loves you would agree with me!

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I swatched the colours so that you can judge for yourself Loves. From the top down: You Need Love, Piece Me Together, One More Piece, Love Torn, Stolen Chocolate, Thank Friday, More! And Pleasure Girl.

The first eight colours looked great then I started with the second eight colours and I lost a bit of my enthusiasm because some colours looks like the same or the same colour has a shimmery glow. This palette contains 16 colours and by the looks of it while I bought it I did not realize that the colors are a bit similar.

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Again from the top down: Meet Chocolate, Unforgiveable, Love Divine, Smooth Criminal, Chocolate Love, You Need More, What A Way To GO and Endorphins Ready!

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Despite this small flaw this palette is still a great eyeshadow to use for new looks! What do you think Loves?

Beauty Review | French Look Rose.

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I am surprised! My local grocery store sells make-up. The place where I thought they sell only groceries has a small beauty display. At first they only sold a small amount of beauty products like perfume, cotton swabs and pads, deodorant and bath/shower products. I used them once and I felt that these products are too harsh for my skin and hair. But I’m truly impressed by their make-up!

These products are very low budget but worth your money. I tried this French manicure nail polish from the brand Cien the brand from Lidl. When I tried the first try of painting my nails; the first thing that came on my mind is: this is not so bad at all!

The first try is perfectly fine if you want that natural French manicure look. I let it dry for a bit and put a second layer on my nails because I wanted a full coverage instead of see a through look, if you know what I mean?

I’m happy with the results! Do you? I’m going to keep Cien in my mind for probably a low budget look VS high-end look which is written on my beauty list.

To be continued Loves!

Beauty Look | Purple Rain.

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I did a new make-up look for you Loves. Finally! The look I made is perfect for the upcoming holidays. It is not too heavy, which is nice during your day when you spend time with friends and family celebrating!

First I used Etos Mattifying Primer. This primer mattifies the skin lengthy and absorbs sebum, perfectly suited for oily skin. The primer fades imperfections and provides a levelling effect. What I love about this primer is it is free of preservatives and perfumes and it has vitamin E in it. Whoop! After the primer I used Essence Stay All Day Concealer #10 Natural Beige. This concealer is truly my all-time favourite. It matches my skin tone perfectly! I applied it under my eyes as an upside down triangle to blemish my dark circles. Applying it as an upside down triangle gives more a natural look. Then I started with the last part of my face make-up. I used Max Factor Xperience Weightless Foundation in Beige Linen #50 such a mouth full! It does feel weightless and it is oil free. Again, perfect for my skin type! On the apple of my cheeks I used Primark Shimmer Blush. The pen broke so I poured it in a clean Nivea facial cream jar. Handy right?

On my eyes I used H&M 4 Eyeshadow Palette in particularly the purple and light beige colours. I like shimmery make-up more than matt ones. It sparkles beautifully in the light! I like the effect that it gives. Back to my eye make-up; first I applied the beige eyeshadow colour on the inside of my moving eyelid until the middle of my eyelid then I applied the purple eyeshadow colour on the middle of my eyelid until the outside of my eye. Then I applied Essence Superfine Eyeliner Pen for a wing. On my eyelashes I used Essence Maximum Definition Volume Mascara. Yet again my all-time favourite! On the corner of my eyes I used Douglas Jumbo Shadow Pen for a highlight.

Last but not least I used Calvin Klein Lipstick in the colour Desire. I forgot to put it with my flat lay but click here for the swatch!

While I was shooting for this look I had to work asap! The weather changes so fast in the Netherlands and I use natural light for my pictures when I finished the rain started to poor and dark clouds filled up the sky. The lipstick colour that I used reminded me of Purple Rain from Prince. What an imagination!

What do you think of this look Loves?

Beauty Review | Pink Nudes.

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As I said in my Touch Of Gold make-up look I’ve been wandering through my make-up stash. Since I started blogging I feel I purchase a lot of new beauty goodies to use for reviews and new looks. I have to put a hold on myself and my wallet and use the goodies I already have. I don’t want to throw the half away just because it is expired. That would be a waste right Loves?

I am already impressed by the new beauty department of H&M and over the clothing even more. The pigment of this eyeshadow palette is just perfect. Even the white one can you see very well. The light soft pink surprised me too. I thought you would not see the difference between white but the glow of the light soft pink is quite good to see. Imagine when you combine it with the other colours for a beautiful look.

Pink, I’m thinking i’m growing a new obsession on that colour…

What do you think about this eyeshadow palette Loves?

Beauty Look | A Touch Of Gold.

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I think I have eaten an ‘’beauty inspiration’’ cookie. I’m having a beauty mood, I went through my vanity and paid a visit to my make-up stash and noticed that I have a lot unused lovely goodies. That has to change! So I put the ones I used a lot out of my sight and brought the unused ones in sight. While I was at it, let me do a new make-up look!

I have a routine when it comes to putting my make-up on, namely when I do a make-up look for my blog. First I used the Primer from Etos to smoothen my skin from impurities. Then I used Essence Stay All Day Concealer under my eyes. I apply it as an upside down triangle for that natural look. After that I blemished my natural redness with it. I let it just like that for a minute to let it dry on my face. When the minute was over I used Max Factor Experience Beige Linen 50 Weightless Foundation. It covers just enough. What I like about this foundation is its oil free so it won’t clog pores. Yay! And it has SPF 10 which is always good.

When I let it again dry for a minute I used Essence All About Matt Fixing Compact Powder to prevent oily skin during my day. Then I started with my eyes. I only used the two colours under on the palette from La Femme #01. I have this golden oldie for a while now and blamed myself why I didn’t use it before! It is so beautiful. It has a good pigmentation and I love the sparkles in it! I used the golden colour first. I started on the inside of my eyelid to the middle of my eyelid. Then I blended the brown/golden colour from the middle until the outside of my eye. To finish my eyes I used Volume Mascara from Hema.

Last but not least I used on my lips the lipstick from Calvin Klein Venus. I love my Calvin’s!

What do you think Loves?

Beauty Review | Perfume Fragrances.

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Perfume bottles, an eye candy on every vanity or dresser. The essence of smell, it brings you to memorable moments. I just get an ‘’hmm…ahh’’ moment every time I spray it on myself.

Yes, I love perfume! Not going to lie or even deny…Nope! Smelling good is very important to me. Not only with perfume but also with good hygiene.

I want to show you Loves my three favourites. I enjoy all three of them so a top three is irrelevant. Éclat d´Arpège from Lanvin has a fresh intense wooden smell. It is perfect if you don’t like that heavy wooden smell, like I do. Dolce & Gabbana Rose The One is a perfume that surprised me! I thought it would smell too sweet, like girly-girly cotton candy. If you know what I mean. It has more that feminine smell, a typical business woman smell. It sounds crazy but I want you to imagine the smell. The name already said it; it has a rose smell combined with citrus and florals like lily of the valley and peony. A perfect combination! What I like about Wish Pink Diamond Chopard is not only the shape of the bottle, a diamond! But also you can use it daily. It is not heavy or not sweet at all. More like floral and fruity. This is not a crazy because it has a fusion of apricots, mandarin, sandalwood and amber.

Let me share with you Loves some tips to enjoy more of your perfume. To keep the smell longer whenever you spray it. Place the eye candy’s far away from the sun. Keep them in a room that has a room-temperature. The heat ‘’absorbs’’ the smell and changes the colour. It would be a shame if that happened! Especially because you paid quite a dime for it. Spray it on your hairbrush. Every time you comb your hair, your hair will smell like your favourite perfume! Plus its way better then spraying it directly on your hair because most perfume has the ingredient alcohol in it and you don’t want to have dry hair because of it. Put a tip of Vaseline on the places you want to spray it on, think about your wrists, behind your ears, on your chest. Spray it into the air and walk right under it with your clothes on to enjoy more of the smell during your day!

Which is your favourite perfume Loves? Maybe I could add it to my collection. Sharing is caring!

Beauty | My Beauty Favourites.

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Having good beauty products is half the work of what comes looking with beauty. Not only the right tools but also what should not be missing in your vanity. The basic is truly what matters. Leastwise, it is a good start for making my work easy.

Let me show you Loves what my favourites are.

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Good mascara and eyeliners I cannot live without. These two are truly the ones I just buy every month even though I don’t need them. I have a bit of a ‘’bad habit’’ when it comes too mascara. I’m always trying and searching for the right brush. And I must say the small brushes of mascara works perfect for my small eyelashes.

A brown blush, in particularly a shimmer one for that Summer glowy look. I cannot get enough of it either. Who doesn’t want Summer all year?

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I think that perfume is every woman’s guilty pleasure. Just the bottles are candy’s to look at. I’m a major fan of sweet and woody scented perfume. Same goes with nail polishes. Every woman should have a red one, the one for that classic look. And me…Well blue and silver. Needless to say.

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Heat protected spray and BB cream are beauty products that you cannot miss. I use BB cream daily. It is a perfect alternative of foundation. I go for a BB cream for that natural look. I wrote about my hair secrets. You would know I style my hair a lot and a heat protected spray is counted in my hair routine.

As you have noticed my flat lays are not only with beauty products but also accessories. The reason behind it is décor and that accessories are just like beauty products a detail that makes a look complete.

What are your beauty favourites?

Beauty Review | My Hair Secrets.

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I’ve been taking more care of my hair. I swear by Argan oil. This is truly my golden elixir! I use it daily, when I finish with showering and I apply it after I style my hair.

I did a blogpost before about Argan oil. It has many benefits that will help to protect your hair, to make it healthier and give that natural shine back. It should be in your daily routine to see the difference.

Moroccan women are well known for using natural beauty goodies. Remember my blogpost about rosewater? I use it for my facial routine. Same goes for rosewater, it has many benefits!

Why not mix these goodies together? I used this mix when I went to the beach in Morocco. I wanted to protect my hair from the salty water and the sun. I was so positive about it that I decided to use it more often. As you all know, water and oil does not mix. In this case it doesn’t matter because even though it didn’t truly mix together, the Argan oil was not so oily anymore which makes it perfect for daily use for the ones who don’t prefer oil at all in their hair. Besides a small drop of Argan oil only does not make your hair look like too oily! I use this mix mainly on the ends of my hair to keep it moisturized.

I see and feel that my hair is getting healthier. That I never dyed my hair has to do something with it too. I do style my hair a lot so I’m going to keep using these goodies!

What are your hair secrets?

Beauty Review | Cairuo.

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If you have read my previous posts you would know I prefer lightly make-up or no make-up at all. I’m still in my summer vibe; minty OOTD and a strobing make-up look. A nude colour on my nails belongs also in this summer essentials list.

I bought this goodie in Morocco; I’m not familiar with this brand. I searched Cairuo online but it didn’t help me much. That’s too bad because it is a good nail polish!

It covers my nails pretty well. I used it on my hand nails and toe nails and I must say; it doesn’t chip easily, which is good! You will shower a lot in Morocco because of the heat and removing your nail polish everyday should not be an activity to do during your vacay, right?

Event tough I’m not familiar with Cairuo, there is always first and getting to know a brand is not so bad at all when they deliver pretty goodies!

I like this nude nail polish! I even did a nude make-up look. I’m only looking for the perfect nude high heels! Then is my list complete.

Do you like the nude look too?

Beauty Look | Summer Look.

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I’m back in the blogging game! You have no idea what I’ve been through to get online on my laptop. Let me spare you Loves the details but it involves a sacrifice of a dead body, a diamond and a walk to Timbuktu!

For this make-up look I used the strobing technique. For the ones who don’t know what it is, it’s basically the same as contouring but without accentuating the highlights with a dark foundation. You only use an illuminating highlighter for the contour. Strobing make-up gives you a dewy glowy look, perfect for summer!

Most Loves use foundation as a base. I did not use foundation because it is so hot in Morocco. No need for it, I will look as a melting vanilla cookie. Instead I used Etos Mattifying Primer #501. After the primer I used Essence Stay All Day 16H Long Lasting Concealer in the colour #10 Natural Beige. I applied upside down triangles under my eyes for a natural look. For my eyes I used W7 Naked Nudes Eyeshadow Palette. In particularly the two colours on the left. I applied it as a smokey eye. In details: the first colour on the left I applied it on my waterline and the colour next to it on my eyelid. I did not use mascara.

To highlight my cheekbones, my nose and my cupid arrows (the little hills of your upper lip) I used Maybelline New York Blush #77 Rose. No need to be careful with the strobing technique. So I applied a lot for a summer highlight!

During summer I have sometimes dry lips so I used New York Color Applelicious Glossy Lip Balm #351 Caramel Apple to still have the benefits of a balm and the colour of a lip gloss/stick.

What do you think about this look?

Beauty Review | My Calvin’s!

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Ever since I did a review about Essence Lipstick (Cuteness Overload!) my obsession on lipstick started to grow. I have quite a stash now and I’m happy to add Calvin Klein to my collection!

It has a great pigment and the colour stays quite long on your lips. The lipstick itself has a chic look, it looks great on your vanity table!

In the beginning I was searching for the colours that suits mine skin tone and I must say it was quite a journey! Maybe it is me but I’m not waiting on a colour that makes me look sick because it does not do my skin tone right neither I want to make my teeth look yellow, who wants that?

I’ve noticed that any red, darker shades of pink lipstick colours suits perfect with my skin tone! My favourite Calvin is in fact the shade Venus.

I probably will add more Calvin’s to my collection and I recommend it to any lipstick lover, so move over MAC! Calvin is entering many vanity tables! Or you can take them both…Hihi

Which shade do you like Loves?

Beauty Review | Sweetheart.

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During summer I prefer lightly or no make-up. It feels too heavy then! Let me not talk about clogged pores. Prevention is better than cure, right Loves?

For this look I used first BB Cream from So Me. What I love about this BB cream is that it covers just the right amount for a natural look. Not only it’s perfect for a sweet look it also has SPF 15 UV protection!

When I finished my face, I start with my eyes. The eyeliner I used is from Essence. This Superfine Eyeliner Pen I used it for many make-up looks and I must say I recommend it to every make-up lover!

For an open look I used W7 Yummy Eyes Baked Eye Shadow Café Latte on my eyelids. It has such a great pigment and it sparkles glamorous too! To complete my Sweetheart look I applied Essence Long Lasting Eye Pencil #10 Almost Famous on my inner corner tear duct. It gives just the last touch of an open look. On my eyelashes I used Essence Plump No Clumps Volume Mascara. Yes, it does what is says!

On my cheeks I used Essence Silky Touch Blush #30 Secret It-Girl. This blush gives a shimmer look, just like when you have that natural glow in the summer!

Last but not least, for my lips I used Essence Pink Lip Gloss. When I first used this lip gloss I thought it’s going to be a typical Barbie doll colour. I’m glad it didn’t, I love it for this sweet look!

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Do you like this look too?

Beauty Review | Pretty Blue.

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I’m still having that lightly vibe. When I painted my nails, I thought about that summer blue sky! Beautiful colour.

This nail polish from Maybelline New York lasts up to 7 days! I had to try it, I hate having flaked nails after a while. And I must say it does what it says! I think it’s because it has calcium, iron and silica in it. Maybelline Forever Strong #610 Ceramic Blue is truly a pearl on your nails.

Who hasn’t waved their hands to dry your nails? With this Quick Dry Spray from H&M it is no longer needed! You just wait 60 seconds and spray it on your nails and you’re done. Saves you the crazy looks from your little brothers or anyone else hihi…

Beauty Look | Monroe.

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”I’m selfish, impatient, and a little insecure. I make mistakes, I’m out of control, and at times hard to handle. But if you can’t handle me at my worst, then you sure as hell don’t deserve me at my best.”-Marilyn Monroe

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For this make-up look I got inspired by Marilyn Monroe signature look. The red lips and winged eyeliner. What I like about this look, it is a classic one! It just never goes wrong.

First I used the Etos Skin Smoothing Primer. This transparent primer is a gift from heaven! This miracle wonder is a good basic before putting your concealer and foundation on. This was my next step. The concealer I used is Essence Stay Natural Concealer. I applied it under my eyes as an upside down triangle for a more natural look. When I finished with the concealer I used Delia Cosmetics Mineral Velvet Skin Long Lasting Matt Foundation. I like Matt foundations! It gives you more a natural look. To avoid that ‘’make-up face’’ I recommend a matt one. When I finish with my face, I let it be for a minute before I begin with my eyes.

For my eyes I used Essence Superfine Eyeliner. What I like about this eyeliner is that you just need to have a steady hand. You just draw the line and you already have the winged part. And that’s because of the shape of the liner. How amazing is that? For my lashes I used Essence Plump! No Clumps Volume Mascara. It really does not give you clumps! On my waterline I used Douglas Jumbo Shadow Pen. I must say that I’m a bit disappointed about this one. I had to apply it many times before I even could see the colour. Maybe it’s because it should be used on your eyelid instead of your waterline. Even tough, for the prize and Douglas is a well know store, is to me a disadvantage.

On my lips I used Essence Lip liner #14 Femme Fatale. This is the first time I use a lip liner. I did not want lips like Kylie Jenner (finally she admits she used lip fillers! As we didn’t know hihi) so I applied it on the arches of my upper lip and on my under lip I applied it at the end of my mount up to a centimetre toward the centre of my lips. Then I used H&M Lip Pen Million Dollar Lips to finish it off.

On my cheeks bones I applied Etos High Lighting Illuminizer to highlight my cheekbones, it gives you an open look! To finish it off I used Chanel Blush #44 Narcisse, just a bit for that blushing look!

Beauty Motivation | Mirror, Mirror On The Wall, Who Is The Prettiest Off Them All?

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Who hasn’t looked in the mirror and wished to have a magic eraser to erase imperfections? Who hasn’t looked in the mirror and asked him or herself the question ‘’what if?’’ Guess what? You are not alone.

We are living in an era that is open and exposed. Many resources claiming what beauty is, or supposed to be what it is. Who hasn’t wished to be on the cover of a magazine? I admit it looks all very beautiful, very attractive. It makes you want it! If you already realizing this, aren’t the magazines supposed to be too good to be true?

Even beauty comes with his down sizes. Who hasn’t seen the many Photoshop fails of magazines? Who hasn’t heard celebrities photo shopping their Instagram photos? And what about the Kylie Jenner Challenge? Let this be a reminder, even the celebrity you look up to has his or hers own insecurities!

Lucky, other bloggers and I have our pictures photo shopped! Let the pictures speak from themselves.

‘’Have you ever wondered – What if an average woman got photo shopped in order to look like a cover model?

In today’s world, beauty is not always what meets the eye. These twelve women got themselves airbrushed and enhanced just like the models on various fashion magazines, to highlight the REAL reality and our skewed perception of beauty.’’

8298733_orig“Perfection in latin means ‘finished’ and..Who the hell wants to be finished?!”
SILVIA, CoolAunts, Italy2705053_orig“I used to care what people thought and said about me. I used to feel hurt when they constantly asked me to lose weight – and then I moved to the US and found myself. Now, I don’t give a damn if they don’t like me – I Love Myself and I don’t let anyone tell me different!”
FIZA, Das Rock Haus, UK1526457_orig“My so called IMPERFECTION makes me one of a kind, and I love it!”
NADIA, My Fancy Wardrobe, Tunisia5289262_orig“Just because I’m a model, doesn’t mean I look perfect, not even for photoshoots. I love my imperfections, every single one!”
EMMA, Anchors Away Beauty, UK4757818_orig”I find beauty in my imperfections, whether it’s non-symmetrical winged eyeliner, or a bad hair day. I embrace the imperfect because it makes me me – someone who always tries to see the best in myself and the world around me.”EMILY, Modern Midwest Maven, USA
2268311_orig”My so-called imperfections tell a story: those dark circles are a trait of an engineering student, my scars show that acne will not defeat my confidence, I’ve decided to be myself, because everybody else is already taken.”
ALYSSA, Queen Regnant ZA, South Africa6571347_orig”I have accepted my flaws, because what others see as flaws, I see as beautiful!”
EVELYN, IndiaLynRose, USA1477791_orig“I am me. I am proud of who I am. I don’t want to look flawless to feel fabulous!”
KAYLEIGH, Sprinkle & Sparkle of Kayleigh, UK7788863_orig”I am just like you who has blemishes, who doesn’t have a pointy nose or
chiseled face, who has flabs, jiggly arms, dimpled thighs, has flaws is her appearance.  Arpita is perfectly imperfect!!!”
ARPITA, Arpita’s, India5838851_orig”The mirror can lie, it doesn’t show you what’s inside, and it can tell you you’re full of lies!”
MARIE, TheBeauTMum, Ireland1770895_orig“Mirror, Mirror On The Wall, Who Is The Prettiest Off Them All?”
Saida, Saida Chahid, The Netherlands

There’s NO NEED to put so much pressure on ourselves to look like cover models on fashion magazine – THIS was our goal, which pushed us to explore the world of extreme photo retouching and excessive makeup use.We are definitely not condemning the desire to look good, but everyone should know what’s behind “perfection”, if not for ourselves, for our future generation!

SPECIAL THANKS TO:

SILVIA, CoolAunts, Italy,
FIZA, Das Rock Haus, UK,
SAIDA, Saida Chahid, The Netherlands,
NADIA, My Fancy Wardrobe, Tunisia,
EMMA, Anchors Away Beauty, UK,
EMILY, Modern Midwest Maven, USA,
ALYSSA, Queen Regnant ZA, South Africa,
EVELYN, IndiaLynRose, USA
KAYLEIGH, Sprinkle & Sparkle of Kayleigh, UK,
ARPITA, Arpita’s, India,
MARIE , TheBeauTMum, Ireland

Originally posted on Das Rock Haus.

Whenever I look at myself, I always wanted to have a flawless skin. Due to my acne, which the before picture shows, that day I had a break out. At that point while shooting for that picture I thought: perfect! It’s going to be a perfect picture to photo shop. As the days went by, communicating with all the bloggers my insecurities took me over! My thoughts were then, should I not have put some make-up on? Should I have sent another picture? How am I going to look afterwards? Do I still want to participate? I’m glad I still did. Because when I look at my photo shopped picture now I see: that’s not me. This is not who I am and how Allah created me.

I realized I don’t need to be perfect to be happy. I already am flawless! I’m not a role model and I’m not intending to be one. But I want you to know, embrace yourselves the way you are because you are already unique in every kind of way. You don’t need to be someone else because the world already has enough of one!

Need a talk? You can find us on #MyFakeReality feel free to use it! It would be a pleasure to hear from you Loves!

Beauty Tip | My Facial Care, My Routine.

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Facial care is very import to me, I suffer from acne. Who else too? In my puberty I suffered from it a lot! Thank god every now and then some pops on my yaw line and cheeks. Let me spare you the details but please do let me know if you want to know how I have threaten my acne!

To spare my face from many break outs I treat my face with care! It slowly turned an obsession to me to have a clean clear skin.

I start my routine as, every morning I wash my face with lukewarm water. Dry it then off with a face towel then I smear my face with a skin purifying day and night crème from Kruidvat. This face cream contains Tea Tree Oil to reduce impurities. It also has Allantion and Camomile extract, for a soothing effect. I apply then my make-up and sometimes I don’t.

When de day is over I wash my face again, then I exfoliate with Odina Visage Peeling Crème. Sometime I use my Ayvo facial cleanser, mostly once/twice a week otherwise I use my facial natural sponge. Because exfoliating your face every day is a beauty don’t, doing it once/twice a week is perfect! I put my face crème on and I’m good during my night!

Before I go to sleep I use my rosewater to remove the last things off my face. Yes, even my crème! I prefer to sleep with nothing on my face. Rosewater nourishes my skin. It is anti-bacterial, perfect for my oily skin! Read more about it here.

Tip! Use a small towel only for your face! Instead of wipe, dab your face! Treat your face gently.
Tip! Never sleep with make-up on! Tired of your routine? Facial wipes works too.

What is your routine?

Beauty Review | You Make Me Wanna’ Blush!

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The sun shines, many colourful pops of clothing on the streets, everybody looks at their best…And a blush comes in handy!

Beauty comes is many colours and sizes and we should embrace it! Cute blushing cheeks are not only adorable but also trending this summer.

In my make-up routine I use a blush regularly. It adds the complete touch of my look. In the winter season I mostly prefer a sun kissed brown blush for a healthy look. In the spring and summer season pink and peach coloured blushes are my favourite!

Many Loves ask me what the best way is to apply a blush. I always say: there are many ways and I’m not a professional make-up artist. I’m just a girl who likes make-up! The way I do it is from the apples of your cheeks until the half way of the end of my cheekbones. Blush should be used for an adorable blushing not like stripes until your ears like you are in the army! Such a blush don’t.

What is your best way?

Fashion #OOTD | Boyish Girl.

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For this look I went a bit out of my comfort zone. This is not my everyday outfit but Fashion is supposed to be stepping out of your comfort zone, so I gave it a try.

I like it! Not only is the tomboy look chic, but also comfortable. Combining it with sweet colours as pink and white makes this look still feminine. The day I shot for this outfit was a sunny day but the wind was cold so I kept my oversized coat on.

This Charlie Chaplin look is common worn on the fashion streets and will be seen more, and I don’t mind! I like to wear my ‘’tap shoes’’ this is how I call them. The salmon light pink colour looks amazing with the brown shoe sole.

I think I have a bit of an obsession on the colour pink. I could not resist leaving the bag in the store. The golden detail makes the bag chic with an edgy twist. This kind of bag is very popular in the Netherlands. Mostly because it’s seen on many fashionistas all over the world!

Would you wear this look? And how would you wear it?


Coat: Bershka Blouse: H&M Knit: Primark Pants: H&M Bag: J&S Mode Necklace: Hema Rings: Lucardi Shoes: H&M

Beauty Look | Mysterious Eyes.

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It’s been a while since I made a make-up look for you all Loves. I want to do something different, something fierce! I really like my eyes and with this look I want to make them POP and keep the rest gentle.

For this look I used first Etos Skin Smoothing Primer. This transparent is dream come true for blemishing impurities. Before I went further, I let the primer leave a bit in and started with Catrice Cosmetics BB Allround Foundation Cream. It has a SPF 30 Factor which is good but I must say this BB Cream is good to work with and the pigment covers quite enough but is not a miracle wonder.

For my eye waterlines I used Essence Long Lasting Eye Pencil 01 Black Fever. What I really like about the eye pencils from Essence is that they are soft and indeed long lasting! On my eyelashes I used Maybelline New York Define-A-Lash Volume Mascara. I ADORE this mascara! It has a great brush; it gives no clumps and truly gives your eyelashes a voluptuous volume! On the half of my eyelashes I used Blue Volume Mascara from Hema. It has such a great pigment! Do I need to say more about this gem?

For the finishing touch I used Primark Sun Kissed Shimmer Dust. Normally I only apply on my cheekbones and a bit on my t-zone (forehead, tip of my nose and chin.) but this time I blend it with my Pink Essentials Blush Brush all over my face to have a more natural look.

On my lips I used Calvin Klein 22312 Shades Of Pink Ultimate Edge Lip gloss. What a long name for a lip gloss! But it gives a gentle look on my lips.

What do you think about this look Loves? Isn’t it perfect for a night out?

Beauty Review | Moroccan Beauty Goodies!

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Not only is Argan Oil the liquid gold from Morocco, there is a lot more Moroccan beauty goodies to find! From left to right let me introduce you to Henna, Rose Water and Ghassoul Clay.

Most of you all know what Henna is. But what does it really do?

Applying on your hair makes you hair healthier. It grows your hair faster and gives you your shine back from heat damage and many hair colouring. Just like Argan oil Henna should also be used pure natural. Read the package or go to your local Moroccan/Islamic store to buy the real deal.
Are you worried that your hair will turn in orange? Don’t! It depends on your hair colour how it turns out. How darker you hair colour how darker it would be. How lighter your hair colour how lighter it would be.

Not only is Henna a goodie for your hair, who doesn’t know about the body henna tattoos? If you want that darker orange colour to stay on your body part, sleep a day with it on your body part and that’s it!

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Rose Water is a flavoured water made by steeping rose petals in water. It can be used as perfume and as skin care. The benefits of Rose water are a blessing. You can use Rose water for puffy eyes, to soften dry skin, a make-up remover, apply it after you shave, it reduces the wrinkles progress, apply it when you have sunburns to ease the pain, as aromatherapy, use two cups of Rose Water to your bathwater to moisturize your skin and it tightens pores! It also can be used to freshen your face throughout the day as a spray mist. Perfect for the upcoming Spring and Summer!

Rose Water is filled with ant-oxidants and various vitamins. I use it every night before I go to sleep to nourish my skin. It is anti-bacterial, perfect for my oily skin! And yes, it really does smell like roses!

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Ghassoul Clay a Moroccan beauty goodie I recommend to everyone! Ghassoul Clay can only be find at the Atlas Mountains in the North Eastern of Morocco. This natural organic clay has many benefits like the other Moroccan beauty goodies.

Ghassoul is well known for absorbing impurities from skin and hair. It gives the skin and hair a highly minerals shot! For more than fourteen centuries it is used by Moroccan people. It is indispensable in many Moroccan Hammams and homes.

Ghassoul improves skin texture, reduces dryness, reduces flakiness, improves skin elasticity and improves skin clarity. Very impressive! Wait to know what it does for your hair.
Ghassoul can be used as natural shampoo and hair masker. It enhances the hair texture and volume, softens the hair and eliminates dandruff.

Ghassoul to me is a great stress reliever! I apply warm water with it and stir it up until it is a thick paste and use it as a face mask. I leave it like that for 20 to 30 minutes and when I rinse it off my skin has the glow of an instant boost! It removes the redness of skin which is amazing for acne. It removes dead skin cells, removes surface oil and oil from inside and around comedons/pores. A gem right?

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Dear readers/followers, use these products naturally/organic. Using it with chemicals has no use at the benefits of these Moroccan beauty goodies!

Which goodie would you use or you already use?

 

Beauty Look | Summer Glow!

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Last days in the Netherlands are cold, rainy and at some places even snowy. Winter is coming and I don’t like it. This season is not my favourite one, so I was slightly happy to see the sun shining between the clouds!

For this make-up look I went for the summer glow. First I used the W7 Hide It concealer stick to blemish my impurities (acne scars.) After that I used mine liquid foundation brush to apply L’Oreal infallible 24H stay fresh foundation. I’m looking for a foundation that has a good coverage so this sample came in handy and I must say it works pretty fine!

I did not want to have a ‘’foundation face’’ so I used Essence All About Matt! Fixing compact powder to blemish the oil from my face. I always wait a couple minutes before I apply my eye make-up. I do this so that my face can have a ‘’minute of rest’’.

For my eyes I used the eyeliner Catrice Cosmetics Calligraphy. It’s perfect for wings because it has a pencil brush. Nice to work with! On my eye waterline I applied the Essence 2in1 Kajal Pencil. Using a white pencil really gives you an open look which is a good cover up for baggy eyes!

When I finished my eyes I used my H&M blush brush to apply Etos Bronzing Powder. I love this powder because it does not have one colour but many (light pink, white, light brown & pink.) it matches with mine skin tone perfectly.

For the last finishing touch I used Etos Highlighting Illuminizer #301 beneath my eyebrows, eyelids and cheekbones for the summer glow. I kept my lips simple because my eyes were already the eye catchers! Maybelline Water Shine Gloss #504/110 Baby Pink suits perfect!

Beauty Review | Essence Lipstick Cuteness Overload!

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I am obsessed with lipstick….Since a month! I am a daily lipgloss user but now I can combine it with lipstick. The reason why I prefer lipgloss is that it is easy to apply, no lipgloss marks on your teeth! Because of the gloss it stays longer on your lips and you can apply it very quick without looking in a mirror! Using a lipstick gives you a lot more of work don’t you think? To me I have to look if I don’t apply it like a clown, imagine you giving a big smile to the cute guy you just past by, seeing yourself in a window with lipstick marks on you teeth! Well….I just describe a movie scene but you know what I mean…

I did not want to spend a lot of money on a expensive lipstick like MAC especially I know from myself that I am not going to use it a lot like lipgloss. I saw many Dutch beautybloggers reviewing Essence lipstick and they were were positive about it so I tought why not buy one to see for myself? And I did! They are right it’s a amazing budgetkiller! I love the pigment, it stays long on your lips and the Essence logo on the lipstick is a cute touch!

I am thinking to put my lipglosses on the hold and start using more lipstick…!

 

P.s. Do you also have the elegant feeling when you put lipstick on? When you make that kissing sound after you apply it…? Well at least I do!

Beauty | Argan Oil The Truth!

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Beauty lovers out there! You all have heared about Argan Oil right?

DON’T believe in the products that say it contains Argan Oil. Most of the products don’t have it! This is because the Argan Tree (Argania Spinosa) grows only on the South side of Morocco, it is very protected because of the effect that Argan oil has. Because of that many cosmetics companies are trying to get it in a other way or trying to reproduce it.

If you don’t use it pure don’t bother at all. In Morocco they call it liquid Moroccan Gold for a reason. So what does Argan oil exactly do?

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Skin:

Argan oil is most commonly used as a skin moisturiser to hydrate and soften skin. With its high vitamin E and fatty acid content, argan oil is the ideal product to give skin a natural boost. It absorbs easily and is non-greasy and non-irritating, which makes it a great natural moisturiser. It is easy to use all over the body, including the face and neck. Simply smooth a few drops into your skin using gentle rubbing motions, as you would any face and body lotion.

It sounds crazy but if you have acne Argan oil is a very good remedy! Apply twice a week a little bit on your face and leave it like that during your day and shower afterwards or cleanse it of you feel instantly a soft skin! If you keep doing this for a long time your skin get healthier. This include for acne scars, stretch marks, dry skin, anti – aging and many more!

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Hair:

Argan oil is proven to make hair softer, silkier and shinier. It is the ideal hair conditioner, and it can even help to treat split ends and tame frizzy hair. Due to its ability to tame frizz and give hair shine, argan oil is also commonly used as a styling agent. It makes hair more manageable and adds a healthy, attractive shine to any hair style. This is an ideal step to add to your daily routine after blow-drying. Rub a few drops of argan oil over your palms and then comb your fingers through your hair to apply.

I use it ALWAYS for my hair! After I shower I use little drops just to have the benefits listed above. Having problems with hair loss? Argan oil!

Foot, hand & nail treatment:

Argan oil’s softening properties are ideal for brittle nails, dry hands and cracked, hard skin on feet. It both moisturises and softens skin, leaving hands and feet supple and soft and nails strong and healthy. Try massaging a few drops of argan oil into cuticles, hands and feet before bed each night.

Lip Moisturiser:

Especially in cold or dry weather, lips can easily become sore, dry and cracked. Argan oil is the ideal product to ensure lips stay plump, soft and supple. Rub a drop or two into dry lips as a balm – but be sure to wipe off any excess.

I recommend Argan oil to everyone! All girls should have a bottle in there bathrooms! This is just of a glimpse of many benefits from Argan oil. Imagine what it could do if you use it in your food!

Do you want to purchase Argan oil, please go to your local Moroccan, Islamic food/convenience store. This is the only way to make yourself sure that you have the real deal. If you want to buy it online look for label that says 100% Argan oil. There is NO preservative products in pure Argan oil, if you read it on a label it’s not real. This also goes if it’s mixed with other cosmetic products. Argan oil is long maintainable.

 

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