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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Beauty Look | Full Cover #MOTD

I’m back Loves, I missed blogging so much. On my Instagram I told you the reason why and I’m happy to see you wished me a welcome back. I appreciated it a lot! I’m going to focus on my blog because during my ‘’sabbatical’’ I have been inspired to work on upcoming blogposts. First blogpost that popped in my mind is a beauty look. I haven’t done one for a while, it felt good to play with makeup for a full cover look. Especially when I kept my makeup simple during my college days.

Let’s get right into it Loves. After I rinsed my face with lukewarm water I applied Farsáli Rose Gold Elixir 24K infused beauty oil. Such a mouth full, but it works heavenly! It has a sweet peachy smell and it moistures very well. Then I used Essence Anti Redness Colour Correcting liquid concealer. I used it to blemish my impurities, it’s a truly holy grail because it neutralizes redness. The foundation that I used after the green concealer is, KIKO Milano in shade Cool Rose #20. For a sun kissed glow I used Lancaster Infinite Bronzer in #001. Not only it has a 15 SPF, it feels like luxury on my skin. Also, a plus: the smell. I also contoured my face like I did here. Since I’m having the hang of it, I enjoy when I do a good contour. I used Primark PS Contour Shade Crayon paired with Essence Stay All Day Long Lasting concealer to highlight the parts I wanted highlighted. On my cheeks I used Bobbi Brown Bronzing Powder in shade Medium 2. I used a little bit just to add more volume to the sun kissed glow. On my cheekbones I used KIKO Milano Glow Fusion powder highlighter in #02. Also, a little bit because I don’t want to dominate the glow. I also used ICONIC London Illuminator in shade Original to have that warm glow you always get when you visited the beach.

For my moving eyelids I used first L’Oréal Paris eyeshadow in shade Pop #410. From the middle to the outside ends, I used L’Oréal Paris eyeshadow in shade Smoky #306. I also used it on the inner corners of my eyes for an open look. On top of my eyelids and under my eyebrows I used H&M eyeshadow in shade All White Already to finish the open look. For eyeliner wings I used MAC Modern Twist Kajal liner in shade Cat’s Meow. For my eyelashes I used Primark PS Amplif-Eyed mascara. I love the brush of this mascara, it’s covers all my small lashes perfectly. To tame my eyebrows, I used Tweezerman Transparent Brow Mousse.

Now comes the cherry on top of the pie. I used on my lips Christian Dior Rouge in shade Rose Rose #568. I love this shade because it comes close to my natural lip colour.

Tell me your thoughts about this look Loves. Happy to read them, I missed it a lot!

 

 

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Beauty Review | Sparkles In A Tube.

Highlighters in a tube are to me a great beauty invention! When I’m in a hurry I just grab one and put it in my bag without getting worried it gets broken or it opens in my bag and make a mess. Since it’s fluid I only use the tips of my fingers to apply it on my cheekbones, no brush needed. On top of that they are such eye candies! As you all know me Loves, I’m rose gold and simplicity obsessed.

The first thing I did is smell the product. I definitely buy with my nose and if makeup smells chemical I don’t buy it, no matter which brand it is. With these highlighter creams I am not worried about it. The first tube I swatched is called Pearl. I like this light-yellow highlighter a lot. When you apply it on your cheekbones and blend it with your fingertips you get an instant glow, it’s good pigmented. It even looks like that natural glow! Which is perfect for daily use.

The second highlighter cream is called Oyster Pink. I like this tube because it gives that shy glowy look, it suits perfect with my beauty look Sweetheart. This shade is also perfect for under your eyebrow to create an open look. On top of that, the tube has a perfect size, you can keep it in your bag for those quick touch up days.

Honestly Loves, I am impressed by these highlighter creams from Primark. Both are well pigmented and easy to use.

 

 

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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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New In | Balmain X L’Oréal.

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

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

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

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

 

Which shade from the collection would you chose Loves?

 

 

 

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Beauty Look | My Daily Look.

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

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

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

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

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

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

What do you think Loves?

 

 

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Beauty | Winter Love.

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

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Beauty | Bad Impressions. #1

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

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Beauty Review | Ziaja.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Are you already imagining it Loves?

 

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Beauty Look | Look Book Of 2016.

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

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

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

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

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

Which beauty look do you like Loves?

 

 

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Note To Loves | #2017 Goals!

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1/365, the first page of 2017 are you living right now. It sounds to me quite crazy! As I told you Loves in my goals of 2016 I am not someone who is focused on new year resolutions, I am more of a person who looks back at moments and events that has occurred to me. I analyse them to feel how it made me feel at that moment. If I like something and it is good to me I go on and if not, I let it go. Even when it is hard.

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I think this is what I learned in 2016, it was my personal goal so I stripe this from my list and guess what? It feels good! Before I start with writing you loves what I have in mind for 2017 let me highlight my blog goals from last year.

  • Write more on SaidaChahid.com -> I accomplished this in a halve way. I wish I could have a strict blog planning. I mostly got my pictures already ready and have written a blog title to indicate what I want to write but then something comes in between and I find myself doing something else. I feel quilt about this, it is nagging me! But I cannot beat the hands of time.
  • Collaborate -> 2016 was also a good year for collabs! It feels so good to say this. I am thankful for these opportunities. Head out to my Collaborations Page to read what I have done. I promise you would enjoy it as much as I did!
  • Go to events -> The ratio for me visiting events stayed the same. The last event I visited was at the Dutch Glamour Magazine Fashion-Vintage Live. I loved every bit of it!
  • Increase my social media followers -> Goal achieved! Yay! I reach more of my Loves every day and I appreciate all of you. On my Instagram I have 3k Loves, on Twitter almost 2k, on my Facebook Page I have 700 likes and on my blog a total of almost 4k. Thank you! I feel proud. Whoop!
  • Buy a new camera -> I did!

I am happy when it comes to my blog goals. To me I am on the right path and I hope to continue walking on it.

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Oh gosh, now comes my personal goals from last year, I am taking literally a small breath…

  • Focus more on my faith and believes -> I am learning day by day and I feel that I always can learn more, it is never enough. But I do see a progress in my lifestyle; I search for information, I pray 5 times a day, I love to discuss and talk with people around me and listen to their thoughts. I am educating myself in any way that is possible and it feels so good!
  • Read more -> I finished all the books I had piled up. But I feel that I am missing something, I haven’t read the right book. You know the feeling that when you start with a book you cannot lift your head from it? I didn’t find this feeling yet…
  • Enjoy the beauty in life -> I have learned to appreciate life, with the ups and downs. I have concluded that you cannot change a situation that is not changeable. No matter how hard you try, if it is written its written. Namely with the downs in life I realised you are better off by thinking and analysing about it until you accept it that it happened. As soon you reached that point you can heal yourself by working on it to be better or to let it go and move on with your life. There is so much more in the world you just need to open your eyes and most important of all, to be open minded.
  •  Give negativity no chance -> I have learned the beauty of life.

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  • Get healthy -> I still work on it! As I have written you before Love is have primary lactose intolerance. I cannot eat or drink products that contains milk/milk sugars. And I changed my diet! I consume soy products or products that are lactose free and I feel so much better than before! But I must confess: I am on a diet. That is also why you haven’t seen new ootd blog posts. I didn’t eat for almost a month no refined sugars and I lost 3kg! I am not there yet but I am happy I cut buttons.
  • Get my driver’s license -> I can drive, sometimes I do. But I don’t have the permit…There I said it! This is the only goal I am not so proud of only because I really want it. I cannot make it more than; I cannot beat the hands of time.

Save money/don’t spend it on rubbish -> I can be proud again, I have been saving money and I am going to continue with it all my life. Yes, all my life! As you can see I have the hang of it. I did a blogpost about how to save money and I am doing it since.

These were my goals from last year and I must say that I feel blessed every day that I am learning to be better for myself and the ones around me. You can never stop learning and I think because of this realisation that I have, I don’t feel to have other goals in 2017 than to continue learning and growing. I know that in 2017 I am going to have ups and downs but I truly don’t want it to get the most of me. I will cherish the good and accept the bad because at the end you have one life to live, every moment is precious.

Beauty Look | Blue Sky.

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

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

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

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

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

 

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New In | Unboxing Love #3

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Style Tone box from month November popped out of my mail box and it is also my last box to review for you Loves. The theme of this month is Power Woman, instead of wearing fluffy pj’s and fuzzy socks to hide in your cocoon of comfort this season are these products for pampering to pop out of it! As my last box was a bit of ‘’mwah’’ am I pleased to see that this box turned out lovely.

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Let me start first with the Lord & Berry ultimate lipliner in the colour Nude. The formula of the pencil is enriched with macadamia oil and waterlily extracts. It is waterproof and blends so well! I have an Essence lipstick (Cute Nude) that suits perfect with it. Or I can use it with the Tini Beauty lipstick in the colour Pink Champagne. When I opened it to try it on I’ve noticed golden glitter sparkles on it! It is so subtle that you cannot see it but when you apply it; hello beautiful lips! I totally see what Style Tone did there; perfect match!

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They were very thoughtful about this Power Woman box. The Cailyn Cosmetics Mummy Whipping Bubble Cleansing Mask is a perfect 3 minutes’ mask for an energy boost! I must say that the package looks a bit scary, it does make you curious what is it all about. This sheet mask uses an advanced technology of oxygenated cleansing bubbles imbued within unique mold-inducing microfiber to create a soothing and softening formula that deeply cleanses, exfoliates and hydrates the skin. This is such a mouth full! My curiosity is sparked.

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In this season our hands need pampering more than ever, this Coconut Hand Cream from Ziaja comes then in handy. Get it? Handy! Hihi…The smell of coconut is not overwhelming, the familiar coconut smell around you will not occur. Perfect for a tropical feel when it’s cold outside! While we are at it; the nail polish from Meeki Beauty Lab will look like a fresh manicure with this hand cream! In the box, I found the colour Sophie. I don’t wear black coloured nail polishes but I’m going to give this one a try!

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As I told you Loves, this is my last Style Tone Box. I had a three-month subscription which I choose to meet new beauty brands. It is also nice to see that the cosmetic brands develop items that are animal cruelty free and vegan.

Which item caught your eye Loves?

 

 

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Beauty Review | Cheeky Highlights!

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

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

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

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

Which one do you like Loves?

 

 

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New In | Unboxing Love #2

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I’m just like a kid in a candy store when it comes to receiving packages by mail. It doesn’t matter if it’s a gift or I bought it myself. I could kiss the mailman at that moment! Especially when you are waiting for that dream item you paid a lot for it or got it with a major discount. Don’t let me speak about when it is a gift! It’s like Christmas in July, August and October!

I told you Loves that I have a three-month subscription at Style Tone. I received my second box and I must be honest with you; I was ‘’mwah’’ about it. The only product I’m excited about is the Chella Eyebrow Defining Gel. I want to cut down with plucking my eyebrows, I want them to be bushy a la Cara Delevingne. I don’t pluck much because I already like them the way they are but I do want to keep them in check and this brow gel comes in handy!

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There is one product I give the benefit of the doubt; Hikari Blush called Cameo. I swatch it on my hand and the pigment is good but I’m not so sure about the colour. It’s quite light pink and I don’t know if the shade will make my skin look paler then it already is. This is definitely something to find out in a beauty look. The box also contained a Lip Crayon from Starlooks. I had it in the shade Majesty and oh lord it’s so dark purple! Yet again I don’t know if it suits my skin tone. I also got a wooden pencil called Jelly Pong Pong. This pencil can be used on your lips as a highlighter; on your eyes and nose. On your brow bone for an open look, same goes for your waterline. The pigments of this pencil and lip crayon are good though! The last item from the box is a Brush Cleaner. What can I say about this one…It’s a handy tool that helps to clean your makeup brushes, it works good because I already had one. That’s a bummer!

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As I’m getting older I have noticed that my skin is changing. In times of stress I get more acne break outs and my skin tone gets more grizzled. I was at my pharmacy and saw this try out package from Vichy Laboratories. These products are based on mineralizing water. The pouch contains an Ideal Body Serum Milk; it says it intensely nourishes the skin smoother and firmer. This sounds appealing so why not try it out?! It also has a Mineralising Water Spray; it efficacy to fortify the skin. Sounds fancy! The third item I’m writing about is the 3in1 Cleanser. Not only it rids of impurities, pollutants it also radiates your skin. In times of stress this comes in handy. Last but not least and probably the product I’m excited about the most; the Aqualia Thermal Light Cream. As I said before these products are based out of water. When you have acne its proven to use crèmes that contains water. I hope that this one is going to be my hero with my break outs!

 

 

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Beauty Look | Contour & Highlight.

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

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New In | Unboxing Love #1

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I was always curious about beauty boxes and looked online for information about them, at first I was sceptical because I want to have value of my money. I rather pay a bit much for full sized products then travel sizes so I ended my research when I found Style Tone. The reviews about this beauty box were laudatory so I wanted to try it too. I chose a three-month subscription for €35.00 and I don’t regret it!

I received my first box this month (September). I felt like beauty addict who needed a beauty shot!

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I received a blush pen from Ellis Faas. That’s quite unique! A blush pallet that looks like a pen. In the mini magazine that comes with the box says about the blush pen that it gives your make-up look a dewy finish and a long lasting glow. Sounds good! The second product I took from the box is a Pore Qualifying Mineral Detox Mask from Figs & Rouge. The mask eliminates impurities and draws out excess oils for a clearer healthy complexion. As you all know me Loves I have an oily skin so I am very curious about this beauty goodie.

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Ladies you cannot have enough nail polishes, Style Tone must think that too because I received a feminine red colour from Emité in the box and I like it! What I also snooped out the box is a mono eyeshadow from Note. I got in a dark purple shade which made me shudder because I’m not used to dark colours as eyeshadow, then again for everything is a first. The next thing I received is a Eyerule No 3 Volumizing Curling Mascara from Ace Of Face. I was instantly impressed by the eye brush because it has a small top and I prefer that more over others because of my small eyes.

I can even enjoy it more because all products from the Style Tone box are cruelty free. Whoop!

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On television I saw a commercial about Girls Bag. It is a bag full of full sized products that every girl needs. Even though the target group are mostly teenage girls it didn’t hold me to try one out too! It came in a box but the reasoning behind it is the tote pineapple bag full of goodies. This bag contains not only beauty products but also healthy snacks. Nice!

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The goodies you’ll get with the bag are; Rimmel London Volume Colourist Mascara, Herōme Trio W.I.C. Nail Polish set. Oelala! Maybelline Balm & Blush, SmoovAll Skin Contact Spray, Vogue Perfume Deodorant Butterfly and BioFreeze+ Gel. I am very impressed about the amount of beauty products! The price I paid for the bag is €19.90 and only the beauty goodies in it have more value than the asking price!

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Here comes the food part Loves; Nãkd Bar Cashew Cookie, JustNuts The Alarm Clock Bar, Katja Candy and Tranquini Drinks in the taste Regular and Jade. The snacks tasted good but the drinks….

The last goodies I received are an Boho Chique Bracelet and many vouchers. Amazing!

This is it Loves. Would you like to see more unboxing blogposts?

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Beauty – Tips | Beat The Last Heat!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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Beauty Review | Brush or Sponge?

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

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

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

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

I can say now that I tried one out though!

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Beauty Look | Silver Smokey.

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

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

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

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

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

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

What do you think about this New Look Loves?

 

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Beauty | 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!

Event Report | Glamour Fashion-Vintage Live.

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I had the change to go to Glamour Magazine Fashion-Vintage Live event. The Dutch Glamour has a cross-media expansion that’s called Fashion-Vintage and Glamour Concept Store. On both sites you have the possibility to buy and sell your clothes and even at the Concept Store you can pitch your brand to get featured! Amazing right?

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As a subscriber to their magazine I had the opportunity to go snoop in many goodies from Glamour readers, many bloggers, Glamour workers and famous Dutch people. As I was wandering through the stands I saw nice goodies but also many goodies that sellers are selling them for prices that I wouldn’t buy it for. To be honest.

I did like snooping trough the goodies from well-known Dutch stylist By Danie. I was curious what she wears, especially in her free time. Too bad many things of her did not fit me, our shoe sizes don’t match. The faux fur letters on the pink sweater from Glamour Concept Store caught my eye. So fluffy!

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As I was looking my eyes out during the Fashion Walhalla I got a bit thirsty so I was pleased to find a smoothie bar. The juices were made just the right way, not to sour. While I was sipping on my juice I saw these beautiful kimonos. I like to prints on it, what a Summer vibe! Glamour was even so thoughtful for their visitors. You could feel like a princess because there were make-up artists happy to make a perfect look for you.

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Everything comes to an end. When I wandered a last round trough the stands I went with a good feeling about the day home. My ticket was included with goodie bag. And I was glad to find lovely goodies in it! I like the to-go cup and planning to do a review about the Aveda Body Salt.

To be continued Loves!

Beauty Look | Double Up!

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

Anyway, let’s get started!

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

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

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

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

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

Beauty | What Is In My Make-Up Bag?

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

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

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

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

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

Can I snoop in yours Loves?

Beauty Review | KIKO Milano.

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

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

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

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

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

Beauty Review | MAC Soft & Gentle.

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

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

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

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

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

What do you think about this highlighter Loves?

Beauty Review | From Coral To Last Tango.

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

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

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

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

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

Which fav colour do you have Loves?

Beauty Review | French Look Rose.

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

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

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

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

To be continued Loves!

Beauty Look | Purple Rain.

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

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

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

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

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

What do you think of this look Loves?

Beauty Look | A Touch Of Gold.

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

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

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

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

What do you think Loves?

Beauty Review | Perfume Fragrances.

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

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

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

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

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

Event Report | The Beauty Department From H&M.

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I was invited to the exclusive H&M beauty event. Such a beautiful experience to attend too! Let me introduce you to the new beauty department of H&M, I promise you, you’ll love it!

H&M is well known from their varied collections, they have applied it to their beauty department too. From skincare to make-up brushes you’ll find it all!

Many colours dominate the shelves, a truly colour Walhalla. What I like about the beauty goodies is they are well pigmented and it stays long when you apply it. Perfect for my up-coming autumn make-up looks! Besides they are make-up candy’s to your eyes. The chic packaging will stand beautiful on your vanity.

I wandered around and took the opportunity to look for an eyebrow kit. The Espresso brow kit caught my eye. I’m going to use it for new looks this autumn. Since I already wanted to try contouring, these blend brushes came in handy. They feel so soft and look professional on my stand. The quality is good too, they don’t lose any hair.

Do you know the new department of H&M too?

Beauty Review | Cairuo.

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

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

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

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

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

Do you like the nude look too?

Beauty Look | Summer Look.

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

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

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

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

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

What do you think about this look?

Beauty Review | My Calvin’s!

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

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

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

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

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

Which shade do you like Loves?

Beauty 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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Beauty Review | Pretty Blue.

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

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

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

Beauty Look | Monroe.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

SPECIAL THANKS TO:

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

Originally posted on Das Rock Haus.

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

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

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

Beauty Tip | My Facial Care, My Routine.

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

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

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

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

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

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

What is your routine?

Beauty Review | You Make Me Wanna’ Blush!

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

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

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

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

What is your best way?

Beauty Look | Mysterious Eyes.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Beauty Look | Summer Glow!

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

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

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

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

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

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

Love Your Event Report | I Love My Hair!

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

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

How do you treat curly/frizz hair?

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

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

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

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

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

My hair, don’t care!

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

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

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

 

Beauty | Argan Oil The Truth!

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

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

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

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Skin:

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

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

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Hair:

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

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

Foot, hand & nail treatment:

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

Lip Moisturiser:

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

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

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

 

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Event Report | Grazia Magazine Fashion Masterclass.

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I attended the fashion master class of Grazia magazine! I saw the event at the Facebook group Blogger Community Nederland. I was very curious about it!

As days went by before the day of the master class I felt very excited about it! I also was nervous because I never went to events like this. I am a social person but when I’m not familiar with something I attend to back off. But since I started to blog I taught myself to meet new people and stand in front of the line to talk about my blog because I am very proud of it and that’s it is oke to show things that you love to do.

The master class started at 09:30 a.m. at the DoubleTree Hilton Hotel in Amsterdam. I signed myself in and they showed us the way for a nice cup of coffee or tea. The class started at 10:00 a.m. Dutch stylist Manon Meijers talked about the in’s and out’s of her profession. You can visit her website at MonStyle then there was Cara Schiffelers she is the Fashion Director of Grazia. She told us all about behind the scenes of the magazine. I always wanted to work for a fashion magazine but due circumstances I put this dream away. What she said stayed with me: ‘’working for a magazine is not like The Hills! Keep on dreaming!’’ I instantly thought about Ugly Betty! It gave me a smile on my face because I really liked the show! But it also made me realize to get back to the reality!

After these two lessons we had lunch in the beautiful restaurant of the DoubleTree Hilton Hotel. As I sat down to enjoy the meal Tamara Tuithof from Holland Style joined me. Such a sweet girl! She is the founder of Holland Style and gave me a lot of tips about blogging and the whole packaged. I’ll definitely go to use them for in the future!

The lessons started again. This time Bridget Maasland television host and Fashion Designer talked about her in’s and out’s of her profession and how she started in the fashion business. What was very nice to hear that it is a family business. She took her parents with her and they answered a lot of questions from the audience. You could see that they are a very loving family. I recommend you to take a look at The Daily Lady It’s worth your time!

After a break, Fashion designer Bas Kosters came in to tell his story. From the moment he spoke I could see that he was very passionate about his work. He talked about his collection Love, Fuck Yeah! How it started and what was the idea behind it. His style is very daring en even provocative. You either hate it or love it!

Editor Hilmar Mulder attended the master class too. She thanked all of us from coming. She looked very stylish in blue! Keep updated about her on social media. It’s too bad that she’s going to be the editor of ELLE magazine. I truly believe that she will be missed!

When the classes were over we all went to the Sky Lounge were we mingled while enjoying a small snack and a drink. Grazia did not leave us empty handed. They gave us a full goodie bag as a gift! It’s always fun to open presents!

At the end of the day, I surely lost my fashion virginity. I left with a lot of experience and blisters on my feet! TOTALLY WORTH IT!