Beauty | My Currently Favorite Makeup Products.

I just love when I buy makeup products that I truly use and not letting collecting dust on my shelves or vanity. I have been looking through my makeup collection and I noticed that I either use one brand the whole time. I even buy a new one if I almost finish it, while I have the same product just in another brand laying right next to it! It is quite a waste of money and we all have to know that some makeup products won’t last forever. When the expiration date is over, we need to accept it’s over! I know, it can be hard. We all have been to that point in our lives and I’m not only talking about makeup, if you know what I mean *kuch…kuch…that denim jeans we fitted before those extra pounds…kuch*, so time to step back, reflect and make better choices!

So, instead of running to Douglas to buy goodies that I already have, I went shopping into my own makeup collection. Since I saw the best Essence Cosmetics mascara budget mascara on Reddit, I’m hooked too! It does what it says, you feel like princess with your long eyelashes. I had my Bobbi Brown BB Cream in shade medium for a long time hiding in my makeup drawers. I did not think about it, until I caught myself buying the same BB Cream I use for ages. Time for a change! I’m so liking the Bobbi Brown BB Cream, it has such a good coverage for a BB Cream. I don’t even have to use a concealer to blemish my impurities. How great is that!

Dior, one of my favorite high-end brands. The quality is so good that you don’t need to use a lot for a perfect look. The lip balm moisturizes my lips very well and it leaves a sweet pinkish glow behind. Just Perfect! If I could let you smell Miss Dior perfume, I would Loves. It has a sweet yet wooden smell. A feminine scent with the good of two worlds, sweet and strong!

Makeup brushes, also a thing that I buy when I see one. It’s crazy how many I have. The only good thing about it, is having it back hand when I need to wash my brushes. Even though I have a lot they work very well. The ones from Primark is such a budget goodie! So why change a winning team, right Loves?

I have been looking for ages for the right peachy blush. It was quite a journey, I wanted the right shade. Whenever I thought I had it, I end up with a too orange pigment! Looking like an Oom-pah Loompa is not my intention to be. Glad I found it with the Coral Spectrum blush palette from Zoeva. It has a good pigment, a soft formula and not a chemical smell. The right things I need in makeup. Also, such a holy grail: Huda Beauty 3D highlight palette. I have the Pink Sands shades, the glow it gives is just amazing! To finish it off Loves, MAC Prep + Prime in Rose scented fix pray is such a good product that does what it needs to do: securing makeup all day long!

It was nice sharing with you my currently favs Loves, I’m curious about yours!

 

 

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COLLAB | Going Natural With Ziaja – Currently In My Shower!

Loves, I told you in my blogpost about my facial care products that I since I’m getting older, think more about which products I use. It is not like all of a sudden, I go vegan or ecofriendly. However, I do want to explore my options and maybe in the future I go all the way in. They say the older, the wiser, right!

Let me introduce you to mine currently in the shower goodies. I want to start off with the Argan & Tsubaki Oils hair products line from Ziaja. I know the brand for a while now and I love their products! Loves, this is a genuine collaboration as was the first one. Their products are based on natural products which equals to no skin irritations. Unless you are allergic to something, let me put this disclaimer right here! So, back to Argan & Tsubaki oils, sounds exotic right! Argan oil is the liquid gold from Morocco. Tsubaki oil is made from Japanese Camelia and Rise oil. The scent smells so good! Love it! I wish I could make you smell it trough your phones, tablets and desktops! The shampoo cleans not only my hair but my scalp too. It makes my hair feel soft and pliant and it restores my volume. On top of that, it contains no silicone and parabens. The hair mask of the line takes care of the hair without weighing it down. I felt it when I used it for the first time. The hair conditioner smoothing spray can be used on wet hair and dry hair. I like this because I apply it on the ends of my hair for that extra shine!

During showering I use Sukin foaming facial cleanser. It contains no chemicals at all! Their ‘’no list’’ contains no artificial colors, sulphates, parabens, silicones and many more. Without rinsing my face, I use an apricot scrub creme from Dutch drugstore Kruidvat. The apricot pits are grinded and mild to use for exfoliating dead skin cells. Sometimes I use a round facial brush with it, but not all the time. I love this scrub crème, it makes my skin feels soft and not tight, if you know what I mean Loves.

For my body I use Rituals Ritual Of Sakura. I love the smell of cherry blossom, it reminds me of spring and the trees look so beautiful! I like the luxury of their products, they look so chic! You really feel like you’re in a luxurious spa resort. It is also great to hear that they are trying to make their journey to greener practices. It makes me feel a little less guilty!

What kind of products are you currently using in your shower Loves?

 

 

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COLLAB | Packing It With Gaston Luga. 15% Off With SAIDA.

Who isn’t curious about what people take with them in their bags? Just admit Loves, there is something mysterious about it. It is so personal, because of it you will get a person a little bit better. So, get to know me more!

First, I want to tell you about the backpack. It is from Gaston Luga, a Swedish brand that cares about animal wellbeing! The leather they use is made out of polyurethane leather. The material looks and feels like real leather but is lighter and easier maintainable.

I rarely use a backpack but on this one I’m hooked! I love how it is small but has the right size. The golden details and black is a perfect combination and the first thing that I noticed about the bag is that it’s made from good quality! It feels firm and well stitched. On the inside there are three compartments, one for a 11inch or 13inch laptop. Which is a perfect fit for my MacBook air! The other compartments have the same size, I use it for my passport and business cards.

Going further with what’s in my bag Loves, is my makeup bag. I have this cute one from Hunkemöller, the Victoria Secret of Europe also my work place as a sales employee. I love how it stays firm, it doesn’t dent because of the other things I take with me or due to any other pressures. Next thing I take with me is of course my wallet. Yes, I like big ones so I can take all my cards with me. From credit cards to discount cards to business cards from brands or people I meet. I also make my wallet personal, there is a picture of my mother in it at the age of 16, my little niece and little brothers. I wish I could take a whole photo album of my dear family with me!

My phone, a thing I can’t live without. Not only to be attainable, but also to work on my blog, make college appointments and listen to music. Which makes me go to the next thing I have in my bag: earplugs. I feel like I lost something when I forgot to take it with me. Listening to music is a thing I do when I’m on the road to college or during workout. It makes me escape my daily routines and thoughts!

When it comes to writing down appointments or exams dates, am I a fan of paper planners or diary. Same goes for notebooks. I write a lot of notes and other scribbles simple because I tend to forget things to do or I get inspired about something and I need to write it down.

So, I’m happy packed with Gaston Luga! You can too Loves, because you can use my code SAIDA for 15% off! You also get a FREE toiletry bag and gift wrapping at your purchase. Perfect for a valentine’s day gift or just for yourself, because selfcare is important too. Either way, happy shopping Loves!

 

 

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Lifestyle | 10 Things I Can’t Live Without.

As I’m writing this blogpost, I’m feeling thankful. I do what I love on a laptop that I wanted and needed. Not only do I use it for my blogging, but also for my college. Making reports to writing blogposts and store pictures is just a glimpse of what I do on my laptop.

The next item I can’t live without, just like many Loves, is my phone. I got an iPhone 8+ and it works perfectly. It is just like my laptop, but in a small size. Again, I do everything with it. Post something on my social media to making notes.

Writing about notes, notebooks! You always will find one in my bag. They are perfect for writings and for to-dos. I also write my blog ideas in it, quick college notes and other scribbles. I am a hoarder when it comes to notebooks. When I see cute ones, I can’t resist to take it and put in the shopping basket. I have them in different shapes and sizes, it is truly like an addiction!

Drinking lots of water is such a struggle, I even forget it! Simply because I’m too busy during my day. To remind myself I got myself a water bottle, a sugar pink one that I put in my bag for on the go.

To relax and have me time after a hectic day, I light candles in my room. When I put the lights out and put a movie on or watch a series on Netflix I come to rest. My body goes instantly into the relaxing mode. I can watch good series or a movie for hours! On top of that, it suits my room decor perfectly.

As I’m writing this list, I have ended up with beauty related items. Wipes are definitely something I need in my bag. They come such in need when I just have eaten between my classes or I feel that my hands need a wipe.

I have to use hand cream after using wipes or washing my hands. My hands tend to feel taut and dry. So, I had to add it into my list! I feel so annoyed when I don’t find one in my bag that I let them in my bags for when I take another bag with me.

Same goes for lip gloss! I’m hooked on the ones from Dior. They are quite long lasting that I only apply it once or twice during my day. Even the glow fades away, I still feel my lips are well moisturized.

When I make myself ready to go, either to my classes or run errands, I have to use perfume. It turned into a habit for me. After using deodorant, I spray perfume on my neck, wrists and on my clothes and hair. I love how the scent pops up when you move during the day!

Jewellery is the last item on my list. If you know me well Loves, I love to add flair into an outfit. Jewellery adds that flair! I feel quite ‘’naked’’ when I forget to put earrings on or rings around my fingers. I just love how it looks on my hands and wrists!

 

What are your favourite items you can’t live without?

 

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Fashion #OOTD | Black & Pink.

I went with black and pink, my two besties, to the Glamour Beauty Festival. My two favourite colours after cobalt blue. Not only is black my happy colour, adding a pop of colour adds flair into the outfit! During autumn and winter are a scarf and my boy cap my go-to must haves. I confess: I’m in love with my cap! Guilty of wearing it every day, perfect for those cold windy days. The ones who know the weather in the Netherlands, know what I mean. Don’t let the sun fool you!

I had such a great time during the festival, but also while shooting this outfit of the day with my sister. I was in Amsterdam and I love that place! The city is alive, the architecture is beautiful to look at and very multicultural. The place to be, to meet other people! Too bad I didn’t think about to shoot pictures for my second Instagram account. It’s all about photography, my second passion next to blogging.

I found the perfect flared legging Loves. Gosh, this is the type of legging that you can wear as a pants. Yes, those exist! Very comfy, perfect for those days when you want to move around comfortable during a day. I rather enjoy the festival then to worry about too tight jeans. You don’t see it, but I’m wearing a over the butt tunic. I think tunics are great with flared leggings. It makes you look longer because of the proportion.

As you know me Loves, I’m a major addict when it comes to bags. I love how it comes in different styles and sizes. Like shoes, you never can go wrong with the perfect fit. The snake pattern on the bag is simple, just the way I like it. I’m not a major fan of patterns but sometimes I want to make an exception.

 

What is your go-to must haves Loves?

 

 

 

 

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Cap: H&M Scarf: Dividend H&M Coat: Bershka Tunic: H&M Flared Legging: Cool Cat Shoes: H&M Bag: GUESS.

Fashion #OOTD |Trench(coat), Cap & Go!

Loves, I have a new outfit of the day for you! It has been awhile since my latest OOTD, which was during Summer in Morocco. I miss Morocco so much, it’s getting colder and colder in The Netherlands, typical autumn weather. Dark clothes, sweaters and hats are taking it over from colourful clothing, sandals and sun glasses.

A black skinny is my all-time favourite clothing item, I have like two of the same fit in my closet. I want them to stay black, so I wear them alternately. This way they stay black and I was them when needed. Autumn equals oversized, I’ll make sure that I have black sweaters in my wardrobe. You never can go wrong with black! What you also never can go wrong with is a trench coat. I love how it adds flair into a simple outfit, like the one I’m wearing. Beige is the perfect colour, it never goes out of style. I like the details on them, like the black strap on the sleeves and black buttons.

I’m lately obsessed with my captain cap! If you follow me on Snapchat, SaidaSnaps, you have seen me rocking it during the cold weather. I like the woven strap and captain button on it. It gives that edgy, yet chic look. I also hide unabashedly underneath the cap during cycling, one: I can conquer the wind and two: my hair doesn’t turn into a cotton ball. I’m ready for autumn, black clothing is hanging in my closet and black shoes are taking the front row on my shoe shelf. Ankle boots is my go-to shoe at the moment. Wearing it with the black skinny appears my legs look longer. Quite impressive, what shoes can do!

A bag, also a must-have that makes an outfit complete. I finally got a Paul’s Boutique in my collection of high-end bags. The bag is literally square! It doesn’t collapse when you put it down, which is a plus. It also has a strap, I can wear it like a crossbody bag and as a handbag. I like that combination, I don’t have to worry about tired hands or shoulders.

I’m in my midst of my exams and writing a new blogpost feels so good. Setting my mind on something else is the perfect way to go on with learning when I hit that publish button!

How is everything going on with you Loves?

 

 

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Cap: H&M Trench coat: Primark Sweater: Primark Black Skinny: Primark Ankle Boots: H&M Bag: Paul’s Boutique.         

Beauty | Luxurious Lips.

When it comes to beauty products, I can get so excited just by looking at them! Most of the packages and casings have a luxurious appearance that I feel like a kid in a candy store. So much to choose from!

As you can see Loves, I prefer pink-red shades of lipsticks or glosses, because I believe that they match my skin tone. I don’t know if it’s just me, but it gives me a radiant look. They also come close to my natural lip colour especially the lip glosses. Perfect for a daily look!

I added new MAC Lipsticks into my MAC collection. It’s getting bigger and colourful! I even added a brown/wine red shaded one, a colour I normally won’t choose. I’m wearing on this picture MAC Liptensity lipstick in shade Eros. The pigment is so pigmented that I only used a bit, I put my lips together and it was all over my lips. I applied it then on the corners of my lips for a whole look.

Matt lipsticks does not have my preference, I prefer glossy ones. The ones that you can put easily on and remove quickly. I found that perfect one with Estee Lauder Pure Color Envy Lipstick in shade #340 Envious. It goes so smoothly over my lips and it has the perfect red shade! I get a girly vibe when I apply Chanel Rouge Coco in shade #448 Elise. I have written a blogpost about it and I’m still in love with it. I mean, just looking at the Chanel logo makes me excited. Writing about being excited, I also had that feeling when I bought my first Yves Saint Laurent lipstick. I have chosen a sweet pink shade number 43. This sweet pink comes so close to my own lip colour that I don’t need to apply much.

Lip glosses are my ‘’on the road hero’s’’. Perfect for those days when you are in a rush and don’t have time to apply your makeup. Having one in my bag comes so handy! I apply it on my lips to distract it from my tired eyes. Or on my cheekbones for that quick glowy look.

Christian Dior is also a brand I fell in love it. They have such beautiful makeup that I couldn’t chose which beauty product I want. So, when I decided to buy a lipstick, I chose Rouge Dior Baume #568 in shade Rose Rose. It even smells like roses!

What is your perfect shade Loves?

 

 

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Fashion | GUESS Obsessed.

As long as I can remember, is GUESS one of my favourite brands when it comes to accessories. My first designer bag was a small crossbody blue bag. I was obsessed with it! Since then my love for the brand grew. What I love about the brand is that they have different styles in bags, shoes, wallets and more. From edgy to chic to bohemian, every woman or man will find her or his dream item. I never bought something and later regretted it!

When it comes to bags, I prefer shoppers or handbags with a strap. The first thing that I think about when I look for a bag, is the size the perfect size? I have the habit to take more than I need. So, it has to be a perfect! The shopper is called the Isabeau, I have written a blogpost about it. I wanted an edgy bag, a bag I usually don’t chose easily. But, this time I thought why not? The baby blue snakeskin detailed bag caught my eyes instantly, edgy and yet chic!

My second love for accessories is on the wallets from GUESS. The grey wallet suits perfectly with the Isabeau bag. The wine-red small wallet is perfect for when I decide to take a small bag. My latest purchase is the red wallet. It has many card compartments, an important thing, and golden details. I love that combination, it just never goes out of style! Same goes for the wallet, it has to be the right size. I put cards, of course money and my business cards. I also have coupons and pictures in it. I always make my things personal, especially when they are new. Only then I have the feeling that it’s truly mine.

I always have believed that jewellery makes an outfit complete. The watch has been given to me as a gift by my sister. The bangles have quotes engraved in them. The gold one has ‘’believe in yourself’’ in it and the rose plated has ‘’always & forever’’ in it. Such cute quotes! Definitely ones to remember.

 

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Fashion #OOTD | Stripes At Home.

This is my first outfit I posted on my blog…This year. The last couple of months I have been so busy with my studies and my home life, that I forgot about myself. I have been since I can remember an emotional eater. I gain weight when I’m feeling stressed, even at some moments during my days, I don’t realise I have been eating a lot during the day. Eating snacks or sandwiches late at night while I’m watching a good movie or show on Netflix has been rooted in my routine. It was the perfect way to escape my daily routines and thoughts.

Since my semester from college is over I have been hitting the gym three times a week and I feel much better than before. If you follow me on Instagram you will notice my gym journey. I feel more energetic and confident in my own body, especially when I lost a couple of kilos. I am still not where I want to be, but I’m still motivated to work on it. Even during my vacay in Morocco.

My mother took these pictures in our home in Oujda, Morocco. I love how the tiles on the wall adds flair into my ootd. Most of the houses in Morocco look like this, a lot of tiles and 1001 nights Moroccan décor. It is so colourful, it matches perfectly with the green and stripes of my outfit. Flared trousers make you look skinnier and vertical stripes makes your legs appear longer. The perfect combination for a shorty like me!

Looking at these pictures made me realise I literally look like a Moroccan flag! The green top and red ring bag are the perfect shades for it. I am so obsessed with the golden details of the bag, red and gold is such a chic combination. It also has the right size for a crossbody bag. I prefer wearing flared trousers with heels. I chose to wear a black block heel sandals with ankle straps. The heel is the right centimetres, it lifts the ends of my trouser just right off the ground.

It feels like it has been forever since I posted my last ootd. I appreciate your thoughts about it! Share with me if I have to post more outfits on my blog.

 

 

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Top: Primark Flared trousers: Primark Ring bag: Primark Sandals: H&M Watch: Pulsar

Lifestyle | My Desk & Room Decor Ideas.

Am I the only one who has a habit of alteration when a new season comes up? During spring and summer, I prefer my room all tide up, open, minimal and invariably in the colours white, black, marble and rose gold. A clear house or room means to me a clear mind so, cleaning and decorating my room is for me an energizer to be all boosted up into the new season!

First, I want you Loves to meet my desk. I have a typical white Ikea desk with one drawer and under it a cabinet. I put the drawer the usual desk things like washi tape, post-its, stapler, hole puncher etc. In the cabinet I put study books, syllabuses and other study works. On top of my desk I put my favourite décor piece: my grid. As you can see Loves, I’m hanging on it cards and reminders. I also keep a magazine, notebooks and a portfolio of my fashion sketches. Next, I have my desk lamp, a rose gold geometric décor item from Primark and a Starbucks cup where I put empty batteries in to recycle. To store my memory cards and big clips, I put it in a green glass box. This way I stored it and have it within reach. For my daily task I place the papers in a to-do tray and when I’m done with it, I put in the done tray. In the last tray I put my printouts in it to remind myself of my to-do’s and goals. I also have a desk planner where I write my weekly to-dos, appointments and errands to run. What I don’t like from my desk is my pencils and pen holders, I basically just put them in square vases. I want to change this, but I have no idea how! Share with me your ideas Loves.

My favourite corner of my room is definitely where my bookcases stand. I store not only books and magazines but also my makeup and other beauty products like perfumes and oils for my hair. For I quick touch up I placed a rose gold mirror to look at before I go. I also have my jewellery displayed, not the ones I wear daily but the ones for occasions. To cosy my room a bit up I placed candles on it. Everything I don’t want to see I stored in small boxes or bags.

Blogging is something I love the do, even though I lack time management. To keep the joy of it, I printed my name which is also my blog link and slogan on aluminium at Fotofabriek.nl. I am so in love with it, it turned out so well! It feels like I have immortalized my blog on a picture. It came at the right time because I wanted to start with a small redo of my room. Wall decoration is something that’s so easy to do and also gives a big change in a room. They have many options for wall decoration, like printing pictures on dibond or canvas. You also can choose from different sizes, mine has the size 30×20 horizontal. I have something in my room that represent my blog and me, my room feels complete now!

 

 

 

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New In | I Got Mail!

Who knows that joyful moment when the mailman brings you packages that you ordered online? Who am I kidding, everyone knows that feeling! Well Loves, imagine my joy when I received these goodies from ToSave because I collaborated with them. Move over Wish and Ali Express, there is a new store in town! I sporadic order at that kind of online stores because mostly the quality is below my expectations but, I’m sincerely surprised with these goodies I got from ToSave.

I chose a mini back pack that you can wear on your back and as an crossbody bag. They have many colours, but green caught my eyes and it matched perfectly with the golden details. What I like about the bag is, even it has a small size it has four compartments. One at the front that closes with a golden detailed magnet, one at the back that closes with a zipper and when you open it you’ll find a small compartment for your cards or keys. The material of the bag is made with PU leather, I am amazed about the quality! On the top of the bag there is a handle which is finished with gold buttons and stitched thread, this also applies to the entire bag. I already know which bag I’m going to take when I go out or run small errands!

Makeup brushes are to me like bags and shoes, you’ll never have enough! I fell in love with the galaxy colours. This brush set contains seven brushes that you can use for your foundation, blush, for blending, your eyes and lips. The first thing that I do when I buy makeup brushes is pulling the hairs of the brush gently to see if hairs fall out, it didn’t happen with these brushes. They are even so soft! The size of the brushes is pocket size, which is great. I can carry them around in my makeup pouch easily.

The last goodies I chose is a 925-sterling silver jewellery set. I am so happy with it! It has a chic look that I truly like about jewellery. I chose this one because I can wear it as a set during a special occasion or individually at a typical college day. The bracelet can you adjust easily just by pressing it together. One earring has slightly a different bend than the other one, it doesn’t bother me much. You can bend it however you like. When I wore the necklace around my neck, it reminded me of a teardrop. The ring looks like two teardrops coming together, simple yet chic!

Tell me Loves, what do you think about these goodies?

 

 

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Beauty Look | So Glamorous.

Loves, I did a new makeup look. It has been a while since I posted my everyday look. This time I chose to do a simple glamorous look, perfect for the upcoming holidays. This look is for all the ladies who prefer spending more time with their loved ones than in front of a mirror.

First, I started with my all-time favourite concealer from Essence. This long-lasting concealer is truly my holy grail when it comes to blemish my impurities. The shade #10 Natural Beige suits my skin tone perfectly! After applying the concealer, I used the next budget topper, BB cream from Alvira. What I like is that it matts without me using a compact powder. For someone with an oily skin like me is this great for an BB cream. It also has an SPF 15 factor, it is moisturizing and gives a healthy-looking look. A slightly dislike is that it doesn’t give a full cover. It doesn’t bother me, because I only use a BB cream to tone down redness and eye fatigue.

The next thing I did is my eyes. I used the middle colour from Makeup Revolution baked eyeshadow palette in the name Pure & Innocent. This colour comes close to my own skin tone. It looks like a natural glow when I applied it and look back at the pictures. I also applied it under my eyebrows. On my brows I used Chella Transparent Defining gel just to restrain it. The eyeliner pen that I used is from Starlooks Pro. This luxe long wear eyeliner has a burgundy shade. I like it, it is a good different than black! On the part where my tear duct is I used PS… Primark Strobe Highlighter in the shade Sand. I used this highlighter instead of my cheekbone on my eyes for an open look. On my eyelashes I used Ace of Face Eyerule #3 Volumizing Curling Mascara +. It has a high-volumash formula. It does curl my eyelashes perfectly. I like the hairbrush that it has. The hairs are small, I don’t make a mess because of it.

Here comes my cheeks part. First I used PS… Primark Blusher in shade Amaretto. I normally use a peach coloured blush. But this coffee brown shade I fell in love with! The pigment is great, it gives a soft look. On my cheekbones I used BeeBee Highlighter powder for a subtle and glamorous look.

On my lips I used MAC cosmetics lustre lipstick in the shade Lady Bug. It has a red-orange tone that I like. I am lately in love with my MAC lipsticks, I use them more than ever! I also think that this colour is perfect for Loves who find red lipstick a bit too much.

What do you think about this look and are you excited for the holidays? I certainly am!

 

 

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Fashion | Statement Earrings.

Move over statement necklaces, there is new statement jewellery in fashion town. They have been risen from the neck to ears and are here to stay! Well, at least until a next trend shows up and claims the town. As you know me Loves, I’m hooked on accessories that make an outfit complete. That’s why I like this trend as much as the statement necklaces hype.

Even though you wear your favourite denim jeans with just a white tee these beauties will add some flair onto your outfit. Statement earrings are the perfect fashion item that comes in different styles and sizes next to bags and don’t forget, SHOES! I truly feel in my element if I see a good piece. Who is with me? As much I love to follow trends, how outrageous they can be: I still be close to my own style. That’s why I picked earrings that have a statement vibe but are still simple and sophisticated.

I am a firm believer that golden accessories give a chic appearance. The colour gold in fashion items is timeless and can be worn at many occasions. The upcoming holidays is the perfect time to shine! I like the feather details on the earring, it looks like a dreamcatcher. Rose gold accessories is also a colour that is stepping up on the ladder of timeless fashion items. I see it more and more in stores and I’m not complaining! I chose for a long leaf earring, it looks so good when you wear your hair loose with it. Same goes with creoles earrings, it gives that extra flair to your hairdo.

As I already have written before, I still am close to my own style. I wouldn’t be me if I don’t have a pair or two of simple statement earrings. I like the pink flower one because it comes close to ear studs that I daily wear, it accentuates my jawline. The long silver coloured ones are perfect when you want to keep it down but still want to have your earrings noticed. It looks great with your work outfit and you must go straight to a dinner or party.

Which one do you like Loves?

 

 

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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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Fashion #OOTD | Baggy Chic.

I just love how some fashion trends are a perfect match to my own style. I am falling in love again with my striped jacket! I have it for a while now and since it is a fashion must-have in every fashionistas closet, am I glad I gave it a second chance. The first thing what I like about the jacket is, it’s oversized but not too much. The second thing that I like is the stripes. It makes me look like I’m taller. As a shorty, this is a match made in heaven.

As much I like some fashion trends, I vow for comfortability. Oversized clothing is and always going to be my favourite fashion style. I have some days where I don’t want to put too much effort in my clothing. Especially when I don’t have time in the morning or I’m only running for small errands. So, I combined my oversized jacket with a boyfriend jean. Those jeans are so comfortable to wear! After oversized, is keeping it simple my favourite fashion motto. I chose for a white tee and heels to make it look like I did put some effort into my outfit.

This outfit can you combine in so many ways. If you don’t want to wear striking heels like I did, feel free to wear other shoes like an oxford. As you all know me Loves, am I a strong believer of adding accessories to an outfit. It makes truly an outfit complete. I chose to take my latest catch with me: my GUESS Isabeau. Just because I’m lately obsessed with it. This chic bag match perfectly with my baggy outfit. I really need to behave myself not to run to their website, since they have sale!

Thinking about it know, I kept the rest of my appearance simple. My hair is most of the time loose and I did my daily makeup.

Show me your comfy outfit!

 

Jacket: H&M White Tee: Hema Boyfriend Jean: H&M Heels: H&M Bag: GUESS

 

 

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Fashion #OOTD | Summer Floral Dress.

Summer has officially started and this is my first Summer ootd. Summer is one of my favourite season, so imagine my joy while shooting for this outfit Loves. I felt like I was in a fairy-tale because one: it was a while since my last outfit post and two: the location was so beautiful!

Summer equals dresses and I am so not complaining. Dresses are so feminine, cute and adorable! I’m wearing a floral A-line maxi dress with butterfly sleeves. I am not a ‘’print lover’’ but floral prints I can deal with. The dress comes with a twisted belt with black beads and golden details. As you all know me Loves: details make an outfit complete.

While standing in front of my closet, thinking about what to wear for a shoot, came also the thought: which bag should I take with me? I don’t know about you Loves, but I often doubt about what kind of bag I should take with me when I wear a maxi dress. A big one? A tote? I wanted to wear one that suits the dress and since the dress is bohemian I chose a red chic crossbody bag from my collection. I like that the bag has a faux snakeskin at the front with golden details and the deep red colour. A perfect match with the dress!

To keep everything not over the top, I kept my sandals simple. I wore silver coloured flip lop sandals. It feels so amazing to wiggle your toes when you wear flats. Oh, I love Summer!

Share your thoughts with me Loves. Also, can we take a moment by looking at the roses? So beautiful!

 

 

Dress: Nora-Z Bag: Primark Sandals: C&A Bracelet: H&M Premium

 

 

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Shopping Guide | Wishing You Were Here.

I don’t know about you Loves, but I’m a ‘’list person.’’ From making plans for college to running small errands I write lists. Even when I go shopping you will find a list in my wallet with items that I need. If I stick to it? That is another story. I feel sometimes even lost when I don’t have a list with me. Thank god for technology! I can visit my blog on my phone now for a quick reminder. So, let me share with you my shopping guide about items I’m wishing about and maybe you will find your dream item too.

Jo Malone is well known for their beautiful candles. I sometimes forget they have a wide assortment of colognes, bath and body products.  The bottles and packages are already keepers, imagine the smell and when you use it. Such luxury!

Lip glosses you can’t get enough of them, I’m speaking for myself now. Just look at the tube! This lip gloss from Dior is such a classic, it is available in many colours but I have set my eyes on the girly pink. Talking about pink, how cute is this feather skirt from SuperTrash? Since we are in the middle of the wedding season: combining this cute skirt with a pastel coloured top and edgy heels and you are good to go! Staying with SuperTrash: not only their clothes are dreamy to wear but their accessories are pretty to look at too. I’m a sucker for notebooks and their black ones are so chic. Perfect for college

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Bags! My guilty pleasure. I found these beauties at MAHI and both are made from soft leather which means they are built to last. This is what I’m looking for in a college bag! I carry my laptop and books with other stuff that I basically don’t need everywhere I go. I love bags that are fashionable and functional. Who hasn’t had his bag strap broken just because of the heaviness? And do you remember those ugly bags that you are forced to use because otherwise you cannot bring all your books with you to study at home. Don’t forget carrying two bags! Kudos to MAHI. By the way Loves, you can personalize your bag with embroidery that they stitch onto the bag or accessories of your choice. Also, good to know: MAHI donates $1.50 from every purchased bag to clean water causes. Hello, win-win situation!

As you know me Loves: I like edgy details. I fell head over anchor about this black bracelet from Lavastoney. The combination of black and silver is so classic! I like timeless items, they stay fashionable for a long time. Because of this you think more about the quality when you buy it because you can enjoy longer from it! Also, a classic: Chanel. I’m having lately an obsession on this brand. Chanel is to me the black dress for fashion and the contour for beauty. The cap of the brush is going to protect the hairs of the brush which is perfect for when you need a quick touch up on the go!

Which item are you wishing about Loves?

Fashion | Head Over (Heels) Shoes!

‘’I have enough shoes’’ said no woman ever! It’s a fact that we ladies always say to ourselves ‘’I don’t have this one yet’’ or ‘’it is on sale’’ while we have many from different styles and colours. Don’t forget the many pairs we have from the same style but in different colours! Shoes are like black little dresses, for every occasion we need/have one. Every season needs a new wardrobe well, the same goes for shoes. Right Loves? Spring equals no-more-fuzzy-socks-in-boots attitude, time to wiggle our toes!

As much I enjoy living in the Netherlands I wish I could change the weather with a blink of an eye. During spring the sun comes behind the clouds with the wind chasing after him. We sometime have a beautiful sunny morning that turns into rain and thunder and makes our hair like cotton candy. Even the weather app can fool you. It would be such a bummer when you are wearing open shoes and the rain pours out of the sky right on top of your freshly nail polished toes. Thank god for Oxford shoes! I fell in love with the pink and the black lacquer one. This is what I meant with same style, different colour. I even walk so comfortable with them. What more can I say!

Now, it is obviously that I am a shoe-a-holic. I am having lately a crush on suede/velvet shoes. I wanted a good black loafer and a cute block heels shoes. Making the decision to put the loafer and sandals into the virtual shopping basket was easy made. You can wear the loaders as slippers just by letting the heel parts down. It reminded me of the fluffy slippers from Gucci. I mostly walk on flat shoes because of college and whenever I run for small errands. Sometimes I feel bad for not wearing heels, quite a waste because I have them collecting dust in my closet. With these I am trying to change that. Now I must wait until summer to wiggle my toes in them.

 

 

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Fashion – Tips | Always On Time.

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Watches are the perfect accessories that you can wear with any style. They are timeless, fashionable and because of the many designs it is a style chameleon of an item. I like it! Even if you wear it with no other accessory it can make your outfit complete. Simplicity with a twist is than my favourite go to when it comes to fashion.

I recommend you Loves to start with your own watch collection. They always come in good use. Not only they are practical they are a great accessory to add flair on your ootd. They are also a good investment when it comes to having a collection of expensive bling.

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My watches are very diverse from chic to edgy. They match with the many outfits I wore and still wear. Find your own style and match the watches with your own taste. My newest addition is the brown gold watch from Rosefield. It is truly my latest obsession! I did not have a brown one yet, so the decision was easy made. What I love about watches is that I see them as something that I use with my daily essentials and it depends on how I feel, what I wear which one I want to wear it with. When I wear, my golden Guess watch I feel a bit special because it is given to me by my sister as a birthday gift. This one has an emotional value.

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Simplicity is truly my statement, so I fell in love with my black Daniel Wellington watch. I have it for a while now and I still can’t get enough of it. A black coloured watch is to me like a little black dress; it is a fashion item that you need to have.

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I’m not the most difficult person when it comes to purchasing stuff. I can be easily happy with an inexpensive product as with an expensive one. So, I was happy to see beautiful watches with good quality and wallet friendly. On top of that; they are perfect for my style!

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I like the colour pink a lot, it looks sweet and yet again the choice was easy made. To make my basis colours watches complete I added of course a grey one. To keep it edgy I wanted a watch that has a striking look. My silver Guess watch with leopard print on the side was my perfect match.

 

Which time piece do you like?

 

 

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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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Fashion #OOTD | Look Book Of 2016.

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At the beginning of the new year I reflect more than usual. I do that sometimes consciously and unconsciously, I guess you can say ‘’new year, new me’’ is kind off the truth. This also applies to my blog work. I look back at my writing, at my pictures and my outfits when it comes to fashion posts.

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I have noticed that 2016 was a year of basic colours which I understand because having basic items in your wardrobe creates a whole outfit, adding details makes an outfit complete. As I look back at my style I see that it is neutral and monochrome. Namely black and grey dominates my wardrobe and I like it!

I went also for simplicity. That is what I love, that you can add your own details or that you find that perfect fashion item that you’ll keep for ages. See it as your first designer bag that you deserved because of your hard work. How can you even blame yourself for wanting it?

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Looking back means also to know what I want to see differently. Let me be honest with you Loves, I like my style. It suits my personality; however, I would love to add more designer items into my wardrobe, I limited it to bags and jewellery. I guess it is because I don’t want to use an expensive item too much daily. Or the real question: ‘’do I really need it?’’

As I told you in my previous blogpost, 2017 is for me a new year to grow and learn more. Maybe I will change my style in a way that I think I wouldn’t suit me at all or even better I never thought I would wear it! That is the beauty of fashion.

 

 

 

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Fashion – Style Tips | Basic Love!

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Fashion is important, your own style defines who you are. I always say and think that fashion is like falling in love at the first sight that grows into loving the inside. At the very beginning you search what your style is. At some moments in your life you go with the flow and it can turn out ugly or straight up beautiful. When that stage is over you are going to feel comfortable in your own skin that results into maintaining in your own style creation.

It doesn’t matter what kind of style you have, from bohemian, to modern or to preppy. We all need the basics to start with. If you have a style like mine that is minimal and less is more, am I going to tell you Loves what my style tips are.

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The perfect denim jeans, we cannot live without them. Yes, literally! We all own one or two pairs that we wear daily. The one that uplifts our butt, our confidence and even let us think about our memories: the jean that you wore on your first date or the one that you wore on your break up. Our beloved jean: we wash you, throw you on the floor and even tear you apart but we adore you!

The second clothing piece has also a place in our hearts and wardrobes. The black blazer. Perfect with the jean, dress and skirt! A versatile garment that everyone should have. The endless combinations that you can make with it is just amazing. One of the combinations is wearing it with a blouse. It can be a beautiful white one, chic black or a stripped one just for that extra flair!

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Not only with clothing you need the basics, accessories play a big part too. Not only they make an outfit complete it gives also that last boost up! I bet on it that every lady has at least one black handbag or clutch. The same as the black blazer Loves, you can use and take it with you and it doesn’t even matter which style you have.

Pumps! The heeled shoes that never goes out of style and to be honest, any black heeled shoe. From round noses and yes, even flats. They are perfect for any style and it belongs into the list of many other dream pairs like the sneakers and ankle boots.

To put the last finishing touches, I recommend every fashionista to invest in a good watch that has the basic colours as black and silver. To stay in your style, you always can add it up with a print or edgy details like leopard spots. Don’t forget the silver rings, yet again with an edgy touch like a black gemstone or adding a pendant on a simple necklace.

 

What are your basics?

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!

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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!

Fashion #OOTD | Little Black Dress.

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Every woman should have a LBD in her closet. This item can be worn at many different occasions. What I like about a black dress it’s timeless, it just never goes out of style. I’m wearing one with long sleeves and a half up turtleneck. I’m lately into the turtlenecks sweaters, tops you name it Loves!

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I went for the minimal chic look, so I combined the LBD with my long grey coat that I recently bought. I was looking for a while for a long coat but I doubted it would suit me because of my length; I’m quite a shorty with just 1.63 metre. Since I took the step to buy one, I’m wearing it daily! With this #OOTD I wore it with my high heeled ankle boots. As I told you before Loves, I’m into detailed items and these boots are one of them. That’s the beauty of heels, it makes your legs look longer and with a long coat they seem endless. I brought the grey colour back with my crossover bag. I like the snakeskin pattern on it a lot. It gives the bag an edgy yet a chic look.

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Writing about details, I braided my hair in two braids starting on the top of my head until the end of my hair to create the illusion that I have long hair, but in fact it is only a little bit over my shoulder length long. I’m still learning to braid my hair tighter and for the first time it turned out pretty fine. Whenever I put my hair out of my face I wear my ear cuff, it gives a playful look and it is not over the top when you wear it only with small earrings. So I wore it with my DRKS earrings that has been gifted to me in a goodie bag since I attended the event.

The rest of my outfit I left simple, even my makeup. Less is truly more!

What do you think about this OOTD Loves?

Coat: Elegance LBD: H&M Thights: Hema Ankle Boots: H&M Crossover Bag: Primark Ear Cuff: H&M Earrings: DRKS

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?

Fashion | Shoe-A-Holic!

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In my previous #ootd I told you Loves I threw a glimpse at my shoes to wear with the outfit I posted. Now I’m giving you a look at my shoe collection! I’m having quite an addiction and collected over the year’s shoes. I have shoes that are more than five years old! Having lots of shoes is an advantage since you can often change with your outfit or even just with your own mood. Shoes come in many colours, shapes and sizes so every woman or man will find their dream pair. Besides clothing sizes changes a lot but feet sizes will always remain the same, right Loves?

Let me start with my black coloured shoes. As you can see, I have many ankle boots. I think it is because I prefer them the most. That’s the beauty of shoes; I have from flat soles to heels and simple to detail. Same goes with my brown coloured shoes. Wearing Uggs can be sometimes a relieve, especially in the winter month!

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Shoes are for all occasions. I can be so happy with just watching them displayed in my closet just because the heels are too high for wearing it all day. I keep this torture for special day’s hihi…

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Speaking about occasions, Summer shoes or Moroccan loafers, do I need to say more? And I even did not show you my whole collection of it. Ballerinas, sandals and slippers are during Summer nice to wear. Imagine wiggling your nail polished toes in them!

Which pair do you like 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?

Fashion #OOTD | Black & Grey.

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I can’t get enough of black and grey…Apparently. I think it’s because it is getting colder and darker every day. As you all know me; I don’t like the seasons autumn and winter. Too rainy, too dark too soon and windy! Especially the weather in the Netherlands changes just with a blink of an eye. Winter means also sweater weather! The only thing that I love. Sometimes I feel the need to snuggle all day with a comfy sweater. And whenever you go home you don’t want to change it you just wear your pjays instead of a skinny hihih…

The turtleneck sweater is made from mohair and is comfy oversized. It will keep me warm during these cold days. This time I wore a black waxed skinny. What I like about this skinny is it always stays black no matter how many times you wash it and it feels not to tight on my body like denim.

I roamed through many clothes racks, and still I did not find a black coat that I like. One day my lovely sister left hers at home and I didn’t give it back. If you read this sweetheart…Thank you! Hihi..

 

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When I threw a glimpse at my shoes (read: collection) I didn’t know what to wear or to choose. But I did know that I wanted something to wear that makes this outfit not from comfy to sloppy. Eventually it became one of my favourite black boots. I like the golden stud’s details on it. With the pointy nose and small heels it looks chic yet edgy.

Writing about details; I wore my bohemian necklace that I truly love! Since it’s a comfy look I chose my grey shopper. This bag is typical a throw-anything-you-want-in-it-bag. But the suede faux snakeskin look makes it not look sloppy.

What do you think Loves?

Coat: Zara Turtleneck sweater: H&M Black Waxed Skinny: H&M Boots: H&M Necklace: Primark Earrings: DRKS Shopper: Primark

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!

Fashion Review | TWYN By Mi Moneda & Swarovski.

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I went to my first press event I was very excited and still am about it. If you follow me on Instagram and Snapchat (SaidaSnaps) you could get a glimpse of that day, which I believe that you would love. Otherwise let me give you a quick reminder of which brands I got introduced at.

OPI.

The perfect nail polish to every woman. They focus on beautiful coloured fingernails and taking care of them. Using a base coat and a top coat after you use the colour of your choice is very important. O.P.I. is a professional nail care industry that is committed to give their users safety and innovation. The brand is also well known of their exceptional formula, fashionable colours and iconic names!

Silhouette.

Authentic eyewear since 1964, Austrian made. The eyewear is based on beauty and harmony. The designs are sleek and timeless. What impressed me the most is the frame of the glasses. It is weightless! Whenever you put it on you feel that you have no glasses on at all. And with the many designs there is something for everyone.

Omoda.

Omoda is an online shoe web shop for fashionable women, men and children. Something for everyone! It is a truly shoe Walhalla for online shoe shoppers. From different brands to colour and sizes you’ll find your own dream pair!

Swarovski.

The brand I truly got impressed by! Their well-known crystals shine like little stars. You can imagine why I’m very happy with the gift that is been given to me on the press day. Whoop! The rose gold colour is very hip and trending and I like it!

Take What You Need by Mi Moneda.

As I told you in my event report; Mi Moneda has a new sister! Take What You Need to be exact! The changeable bar necklace is born. Designer Michelle got inspired by women all over the world. Talking about women empowering! The story behind it is mainly to make you feel comfortable in your own life. To give you a small reminder that everything is going to be alright because we all worry about the little things in life. This bar necklace is very stylish and fashionable! The design is minimalistic and can be chosen in three colours. Silver, gold and rose gold. The colours of this autumn! The changeable bar can be changed for a bar already designed by Take What You Need or you can personalize your own bar. Isn’t that amazing?

It is! I got MY OWN necklace bar! Personalized and signed, sealed and delivered to me! I wanted my own name on my bar. It is very personal because my name is handwritten. I just love it!

 

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Fashion #OOTD | Trench Coat & Emerald Green.

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With the latest collections in every store you can see that 50 shades of green are hip and happening right now and I must say; such a beautiful colour! I can find myself in the green colour fashion trend. Especially in emerald green.

It is all about the details and I love the cut out with lace on my top. It gives that bohemian look and I like the bohemian style! Chic and bohemian is a perfect combination when you want to style an outfit. So I like my trench coat. Every lady should have one in her closet. It just never goes out of style! I searched a lot to find the one I truly like; imagine how happy I was when I finally found it!

When it comes to college I need a big bag to carry my books and laptop with me. This shopper is perfect for it. It is very spacious, everything fits in it. Literally; phone and laptop chargers, make-up bag, notebook and agenda. Amazing right?

My pointy nose shoe I just can’t get enough of it. The striking heels are just lovely to watch.

What do you think Loves?

Trench Coat: Primark Top: Casual Clothing Denim Jean: Bershka Shoes: H&M Bag: C&A Double Dots Earrings: Action

Fashion #OOTD | Sweet Pink.

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Who likes pink? I do! I feel very comfortable when I wear something in the colour pink. I think it’s because I see the colour pink as something sweet, cute and elegant. It probably sounds crazy in your ears but it is just beautiful colour! Even all the shades of pink are beautiful. Not only in clothing but also in décor; like candles, vases etc. And how about nail polish? Lingerie? Perfume? I think it is just the woman in me…Hihi.

When I was younger I hated turtleneck sweaters! I would not wear them; I even cannot look at them! It looked so hideous on others and on me. You know what they say; old fashion always comes back so I took the opportunity and bought one. What was I thinking!? They are so pretty! I love them now. It gives you warmth, it looks elegant especially when you put your hair up and it comes with many colours and of course in different versions. What more could I wish for?

What also is happening in fashion is sleeveless gilets, (trench) coats and blazers. You either love or hate it. The woolen gilet I’m wearing, I have it quite a while now and to be honest I don’t wear it a lot because I would not wear something like that daily. Once in a while will do just fine for me.

Pink shoes! Who would ever think that I’m going to wear one? I love that it looks chic and boyish at the same time. Weird can be sometimes good too. That is what I thought when I saw this bag on the shelf at the Guess store. A mix match of the same colour looks so edgy, a unique item in your own closet.

What do you think about turtleneck sweaters and sleeveless items Loves?

Woolen Gilet: H&M Turtleneck Sweather: Casual Clothing Denim Jean: Zara Bag: Guess Shoes: H&M Arm Candy: H&M Rings: Lucardi

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?

Fashion #OOTD | Summer X Autumn.

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Autumn. The season I’d rather not have. Especially in the Netherlands, the weather is a mess! The sun was shining, fifteen minutes later it rained. Quite daunting if you want to shoot for outfits!

I have to make the best of it, so I wore my pink sweater with the blue blouse I wore for this summer OOTD. Combining summer clothing with cardigans or sweaters works perfectly fine. Because the weather changes a lot I wore my black sailor blazer with it. The buttons has anchors on it and I love this detail!

This autumn you will see a lot of knee boots, I bought mine last autumn so I’m happy I already had them. I wore it with a denim jean, warm and comfy! Perfect for those college days to look feminine and fashionable. This style I truly love!

Statement necklaces are an item that is still coming back. They don’t call them statement necklaces for a reason, so many of them to choose from! I kept mine simple because I just like simple and elegant.

I added a new bag into my collection. Just like shoes it’s a habit I have.

What do think about this OOTD Loves?

Blazer: H&M Blouse: Primark Sweater: H&M Denim Jean: Bershka Knee Boots: H&M Necklace: Primark Rings: Morocco & Lucardi Clutch: Yves Saint Laurent.

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?

Fashion #OOTD | Ocean Blue & Sparkling Silver.

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Going to a Moroccan wedding is a perfect moment to take the time to dress and make-up. You can take your beautiful dress out of the closet and feel like Cinderella for a night. Everything is possible, except let the pumpkin carriage to the bride and the groom. You don’t want to exaggerate. After all, it is their moment.

Like any wedding it is a family and friends gathering. Music plays, people on the dancefloor and food in abundance. If you follow me on Instagram and snapchat (SaidaSnaps) you would catch a glimpse of the wedding day. You’ll love it!

As you all know me Loves, blue and silver! The decision was easy to make so I said yes to the dress.

Moroccan dresses are well known for their rich clothing fabrics. The ocean blue fabric is a sari and has hand-sewn rhinestones on it with sequins. The belt is handwoven.

When I’m wearing a Moroccan dress I prefer simple accessories with it. The dress is already an eye catcher so I don’t want to over dress. Same goes for my hair. I did a low bun, to keep it chic. Even though it is simple, it suits perfectly with a Moroccan dress. If you would like to know how I did my make-up that day, let me know and I will redo the make-up look!

I had such a great time! I really love to attend one. Imagine when I’m going to get married….

Would you wear a Moroccan dress?

Fashion #OOTD | Colourful Oujda.

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I’m in my hometown! In fact these pictures are taken in front of my home. I live in Oujda (pronounce: wousda). The place to be every Summer!

I must say I felt a little bit uncomfortable while shooting for this OOTD. Not only was the lens of the camera focused on me but also a lot of eyes. And because of it I had many uncomfortable looking pictures and a lot of tripping; but hea, all for the perfect shot!

I’m wearing a loose fit pants. It’s such a dream come true wearing one during Summer, especially in Morocco. When I wore them I felt like princess Jasmine from Aladdin. Ok, I’m exaggerating but you know what I mean hihi…

I’m lately combining colours with other colours. I’ve noticed that I’m crawling out of my shell; normally you won’t see me in colourful pieces. To still keep the tone down I wore a navy blue top to accentuate the pink. To me it would be a mix match of colours if I combine bright colours with bright colours.

The ones who know me, knows that I pledge for good accessories. When I saw these cobalt blue plateau shoes I had to have it! The colour is just beautiful and because of the plateau soles they walk terrific!

I finished it off with arm candy and a clutch. What can I say about them? Except they make my OOTD complete!

What do you think Loves?

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Top: Primark Loose Fit Pants: Vero Moda Shoes: Primark Clutch: Primark Beads Bracelet: Primark Pink Bracelet: H&M

Beauty Look | 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!

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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!

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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?

 

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Fashion #OOTD | Just Simply Light.

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Do you know the feeling; whenever the sun starts to shine and the temperature starts raising all you want to do is sit down and lay back? Only wearing on your body jeans a top and sneakers? That day was today.

Since I wrote Beached Waved Hair & Sneakers, I’m starting to like wearing sneakers! I’m glad they come in many various forms and colours. These simple ones, I have them for a long time, so long that I forgot I had them (oops…). They are still good to go, I remembered why I had them in the first place, they are so comfy!

I combined the jeans before. This time I wore it with a loose fit top. Whenever you walk it moves with you. You’ll get that feeling when you spin around in your favourite jaunty dress or skirt. I know I exaggerate, but you know what I mean hihi…

A white bag is indispensable in your wardrobe! It’s like a black blazer; you can wear, or in this case take it wherever you go! The combining possibilities are perfect too. What I like about the bag is the little holes details on it. To make it more fabulous I added a pearl necklace piece. It was broken and I did not want to throw it away.

On a simple outfit belongs simple jewellery. I fell in love with this Jade Stone necklace from Lana’s Sieraden. Same goes with silver jewellery, it just never goes out of style!

Head To Toe: H&M Necklace: Lana’s Sieraden Rings: Lucardi

Fashion #OOTD | In Black We Trust.

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Who doesn’t like wearing black every day? After blue, the colour black comes close to my heart.

I wore this jumpsuit before on an outfit post I liked it then and I like it now. What I love about jumpsuits is that black ones make them classic and chic. Prints, graphic jumpsuits are bohemian and edgy! Many combinations which fashionista doesn’t like that?

Did I tell you about my striking heels? I’m falling in love with them every time I wear them. Sorry, for this Carrie Bradshaw moment. I got carried away hihi..

For this outfit I choose for a chic hairdo. I put my hair in a low bun. Donuts for your hair come in handy. It was a while since I used one. It got forgotten so when I remembered I wanted something else then wearing my hair down.

To finish this look I decided to wear simple but yet chic arm candy.

How would you wear a jumpsuit? Tell me with comments below!

Blazer: H&M Jumpsuit: Trend One Heels: H&M Bracelets: Bijou Brigitte Ring: Kruidvat Earrings: Bijou Brigitte.

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

Fashion #OOTD | Cardigan & Striking Heels!

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I can be so happy if I wear an denim skinny jeans that has a perfect fit! With my pear shaped figure it’s quite hard to find one.

I love my jaunty top! It gives this outfit a girly yet chic look. When I shoot for this outfit, it was a beautiful day. The weather was just right for wearing an cardigan. The great thing about this cardigan is that it has a butterfly fit. A bit tight on the arms and the rest loose. Perfect for staying warm yet fashionable to wear!

As you all know me, I like good accessories on an outfit. The edgy touch of zippers on the FVH clutch gives this bag a stalwart look. Perfect combination with the striking heels! Not only I can find myself in to the point shoe trend, but also with sassy detailed shoes!

Do like this outfit as much as I do?

Necklace: Primark Top: H&M Cardigan: Zara Denim Skinny: Zara Heels: H&M Clutch: FVH Bags Earrings: Primark

Fashion Collab | LEREN CONNOR.

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Fashion is to me an artistic expression of defining who you are. Through clothing you’ll get to know a bit of people just by looking at their first sight.

Whenever I see the work from LEREN CONNOR I see refined modern art. The fashion and jewellery designer based in Derby England has an eye for details. She has truly magic hands.

Her focus on every clothing piece can be seen on the fabric and shape. The thoughts behind her collections is that no fabric is a waste. She believes in recycling, charity shops and second hand clothing pieces which makes her collections more and more beautiful.

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Collection Spring/Summer 2015.

I’m gladly to introduce to you LEREN CONNOR Spring/Summer 2015 collection Colour Pop.

This collection truly pops! I really like the combination of simple with edgy details. The colours gives a spring/summer vibe and the details are perfectly chosen.

Leren Connor
S/S15 – Colour Pop
“He who knows how to appreciate colour relationships, the influence of one colour on another, their contrasts and dissonances, is promised an infinitely diverse imagery.” ~Sonia Delaunay

”For S/S15 we bring you the colours of spring and summer, the vibes of the festival season, those relaxing summer nights, day trips out with the girls and the atmosphere of the heat and that inner rainbow we all have inside us. We all rejoice in the sun and bask in the fresh smell of blooming flowers and the cool breezes that pass through the freshly cut grass and moves through the trees. They’re the seasons of adventure and spontaneity, the months of relaxation, but also a time to get your best summer attire out the wardrobe and show the world your vibrant self.”


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”S/S15 for us was all about mixing colour and print together, the atmosphere of summer and the calm of spring inspired me, inspiration from warm memories and the blissful moods of spring and summer, everything is always brighter and colour flows frequently in every direction. I began with pantones and began to bring in neutrals that contrasted well when the prints were brought into play, making sure the collection was versatile and capsule collection was key, it needed to target a wider audience.”

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”I wanted to create simple yet eclectic garments that you can wear either in the day and then mix it up in the evening, the collection ranges from festival wear, casual wear and evening wear. Fabrics through out the collection are a combination of recycled material and also fabric from our suppliers, I also had the pleasure of making our own fabric for this collection, in two of the jackets we see our free fabric which are made up from all the scraps of fabric used through out the collection. Three of the dresses are made from free lace with each piece having their own colour way. Recycling is and will always be a huge part of what we do here at Leren Connor and what a better way to show it off through our S/S15 capsule collection.”

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Photography by House of Denham – Models – Sianne Whitehead and Sophie Kelman.

The more I look at the collections the more I like it. Leren Connor has a distinct style that she express in a beautiful way. Her work is thoughtful also towards her customers. Every original piece is handmade, if you see a piece that you truly love you can contact her to pass your clothing size. This shows to me adhesion to her customers and devotion to her collections!

 

Fashion #OOTD | Bohemian Twist.

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I adore the Bohemian look! That summer vibes/hippie look makes me think about the laid back summer days!

With spring and summer just right on the corner I automatically reach the bright coloured clothing in my closet. The red lace top, popped out so I chose it. I combined it with high waisted denim jeans. Instant tummy tuck! Those jeans are a blessing!

The twist of this outfit is the heels. Not only it makes me taller, (for a shorty) it gives it a feminine look! As I already said, I adore the Bohemian look and to finish it off I chose my H&M fringe bag.
The lace top is already an eye catcher so I kept my earrings simple, just a red pearl dot and I’m good to go besides it is totally fine to play with accessories. That effect gave the pink and glitter beagle arm candy!

I wore heels with it but imagine it with cute sandals and a head turban!

Lace top: H&M Denim Jeans: H&M Shoes: Graceland Bag: H&M Earrings: Bijou Brigitte Pink Arm Candy: H&M Silver bracelet: Lucardi

Fashion #OOTD | Colorblock Statement.

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I really like this outfit! I feel very femine in it. As you all know me…Blue, blue, blue lover overhere! Navy blue is such a classic color, it is always good like black.

In my first post I told that I really like eye catchers as accessories. It could be anything. The reason why I love them is that even tough you put something on like a plain white shirt and a denim jeans, when you combine it with an eye catcher you don’t need more!

I never thought that colorblocking would be something for me because I thought it would not look good. I was wrong.

How would you combine this maxi skirt? Please do show me…!