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!

Love Your Event Report | I Love My Hair!

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I was steady ready for the I Love My Hair Event! It is truly a blessing to have the opportunity to visit such events. I am very happy to get to know people who have the same interest as me!

What is it all about? HAIR! That’s right…This event was all about curly and frizz hair. As a curly head it was a very informational day.

How do you treat curly/frizz hair?

Curly/frizz hair is often mistaken as damaged hair but in fact all it needs is moisture. Use natural products for your hair avoid all sulphate chemicals! Don’t forget to use once a week a hot oil treatment for your hair. Coconut oil, Argan oil or olive oil works pretty fine!

Get to know your own hair! Do you eat healthy? Do you have stress? Got your hair to tight in a ponytail or bun? Hair loss? If you do it’s time to take good care of your hair and yourself.

Avoid stress by talking with someone about it or do something that sets your mind off on the daily things in life, change your routine! Loosen a bit of your hair tights on your ponytail or bun and wear your hair down.

Skip your daily eating habits! Replace snacks with healthy snacks like cherry tomatoes, carrots and cucumber. Vitamin B & D is a great help for your hair.

Sleep well and drinking water is a cliché but very affective!

My hair, don’t care!

I have curly hair that tends to dryness. I style my hair a lot but then again I take good care of it, at least that’s what I thought. To me is Argan oil a jewel for my hair I use it daily. I wash my hair with Dove shampoo and conditioner dry & damaged hair (because I style it a lot) and once a week a give my hair a mask from the same brand as my shampoo. That is enough right? Well…No! The problem is sulphate!

Because of this event I did not style my hair for *drum rolls* two weeks! Mooney Zichterman the power women behind this event opened my eyes. You should be happy with your own hair! I see and feel that my hair is softer then before and I’m losing less hair which to me was a big problem.

From now on I’m going to take more care of my hair do you?

 

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.

 

I hope you like it loves!

 

 

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