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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Lifestyle | Books From Donna.

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A long time ago I devoured books. I loved to imagine myself in the world of the main characters from the book. When I was reading I forgot the time and my surroundings. I miss those days! Today I’m sharing with you Loves that I started to read again.

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One of my goals of 2016 is to read more, so I started again with where I left off. On page 491 of the book The Secret History by Donna Tartt. The author from Mississippi has truly written a master piece. The book revolves around Richard Papen, his decision to leave his boring fictitious hometown; Plano California and to study Greek language and culture at Hampden College. Richard – son of a simple gas station attendant – romanticizes his wealthy and arrogant fellow students. Which is only five: Henry, the twins Charles and Camilla, Francis and Bunny. Their friendship is not a friendship that you are used to. It is a friendship full of secrets and murder. The more you read the eager you get to know why.

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I must say, some parts of the book make me shiver and asking myself; how on earth can you be so evil! The mask they all put on is horrible, friendship shouldn’t be like this. How far can you go in a friendship?

Her writing style intrigued me to continue reading. I can’t wait to read in her other book; The Little Friend. It’s hard to explain but I’m sure Loves that you understand what I mean. Which author gives you this feeling too?

Lifestyle | Hi, Meet My Blog!

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Because I know Loves that having a blog and maintaining it is a hard knock life but at the end always worth it so show me your hard work!

As I was writing about my goals of 2016 which two of them is collaborate with others and lift up my social media is this blogpost a good chance to accomplish and continue on with it.

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Being recognized of your work is the best feeling in the world and this feeling I would never deny my fellow bloggers simple because it is just not in my nature. We all started from the bottom and are where we want to be or still going strong to reach it. I want to read more blogs then the ones I got my blog spotlight on and mostly I want to meet you.

Enough of the mushy talk! Spam in the comments who you are, about what you write and your blog link. Easy right?

Fashion Sketch By Me | Nature Love.

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I’ve noticed that it has been a while since I sketched. My portfolio was not up to date at all and I decided to work on it.

The first thing I wanted to do is to get inspiration so I surfed the web and flipped through many fashion magazines. I saw a lot of beautiful pieces that caught my eye but I truly found my peace with the nature ones. When I saw the nature pictures on the web I instantly saw how the dress would look like! So I started to sketch.

I’m very pleased how they turned out. It is exactly what I had in mind! I even noticed that I’m growing in my sketches. It is more detailed than before.  I enjoyed every bit of it and told myself I should pick it up more!

What do you think Loves?

Lifestyle Tip | Picture Perfect!

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My blogpost about it’s a (Hard Knock) Bloggers Life was a success (whoop!), so I want to share with you all Loves, how you can make that perfect (product) picture!

First, having time to do it is very important. Don’t rush into it! Having a good camera is also a good start. Don’t worry; it doesn’t have to be a very expensive one. Reading the instructions brings you already closer to how to use the camera properly.

My holy grail is a white background! It makes my pictures brighter, the products the centre point and it looks instantly more professional! Do you prefer another background, then this tip comes in handy: search on Google an background, for example Bokeh, save it and enlarge the picture on your computer. Stack magazines in front the screen place your product on it, take your position and click!

Place your products the way you want. Keep in mind which kind off product needs to be in the centre and match sizes with each other. Combine colours! This works perfect for flat lays. Mix and match the colour of your products, it makes it attractive to look at the picture. Unconsciously you go to the perfect looking shelving in stores to buy products. Why not with pictures?

To make it more picture perfect, use decoration! That’s the beauty of décor, you can use everything! From flowers to beads to vases to stones! Everything is possible just don’t exaggerate! You don’t want to take away the attention from the product.

Use your instinct and first thoughts, it is usually already perfect!

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?

Lifestyle | Art Is A Relieve!

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As you all know me I am a creative bee. It’s been a while since I took a pencil or a paintbrush to paint or to draw. I blame it on the lack of time but to be honest I have a lack of inspiration.

We all know those hectic days that turns in weeks and months that you eventually just stop do anything and you waste your time on doing nothing productive during the days and at the end when you go asleep you say to yourself ‘’another day goes by and you did nothing’’ you got slightly disappointed and then you fall asleep with a sigh. Who doesn’t know those days?

To remind myself that I come at peace with painting and drawing I dragged myself to my artwork and I was slightly happy to see what I made!

Each art piece has a meaning to me that I don’t share, I mostly let people around me give their own point of views. So tell me what do you see?

Lifestyle | 25 Things You Don’t Know About Me!

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I was thinking that I get a lot of sweet comments on my posts. Thank you a lot! It’s shows to me that i’m doing a good thing as a blogger. Wich again makes me happy!

So this post is for all my followers on Instagram, Twitter and WordPress! I apperciate it a lot! ❤

25# You don’t know about me! Here we go…!

1) I’m born and raised in the Netherlands but I have Moroccan roots. My mum is Moroccan and my dad is Algerian.
2) I have three brothers and one sister.
3) I am a proud aunty! Mostly because I am the only aunt that my little niece has! (daughter of my sister.)
4) I study a social cultural education. With creativity we are trying to bring people together.
5) I acted in many theatre plays. I acted as: a singing wanderer, a girlfriend of an hooligan, grandmother and a wife of an abusive husband. I love being on stage!

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6) I don’t have my driving-licence….Yes, I feel horrible about it!
7) I NEVER smoked or drink alcohol. Proud of myself!
8) I like bunnies! We had one as a pet, Noir was his name. It means black in French. He died from an old age. 😦
9) I don’t drink coffee!
10) Strawberries are my favorite fruit. I can eat them everyday!

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11) I really like the color blue. Silver comes second.
12) I am an shoe and bags addict. Guess what? Most bags I have are blue!
13) I tried sushi once…NEVER AGAIN! Ugh…It is so overrated!
14) I am an 9gager! I got ”obsessed” with it four years ago. I really like the memes!
15) I play playstation! I always make time to play together with my youngst brother. I am an major Tomb raider fan! I played all the games. God of war, Uncharted, Hitman are some of the games I played and I loved every bit of it. Yes! I have a ”geek” in me.
16) I have small feet 6,5 inch or size 37 and hands. I fitt in children gloves…Hihihi :-p
17) I have an perfume collection. From low budget to expensive.

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18) My great grand mother is 102 years old! AMAZING!
19) I can move my nostrils! I think that’s why I like bunnies…
20) I like to dance! I listen mostly to r&b, hiphop, pop, dancehall, Arabic, reggeda and rai! The last two are Moroccan music genre.
21) I have natural brown hair. I never dyed my hair.
22) My hair is curly. I style it a lot but in the other hand I take care a lot of my hair!
23) I have a box with all things I get from friends, family, parents etc. I like to keep them in memory, even the bad ones!
24) I can cook! I love making Moroccan food!
25) My favorite candy is liquorice yum!

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This is it! I hope you all know me a little bit more. I want to get to know you all to! Comment below your social media, I surely follow back.

P.s. Oh…I love to paint! 26!