Saturday, 29 November 2014

Nails of the night #1

I'm starting a new 'series' on my blog, if you didn't figure this out yet :p This is a more impulsive, not as much scheduled update than my other posts and may happen at any time apart from my usual posts - which are every monday and thursday. 

Thursday, 27 November 2014

Essence's Bright Box

Recently, the Essence display at Kruidvat has been updated to a more advanced version and it is huge now - in belgian terms. To go along with the new display, there's also some new products available that I couldn't get my hands on before, one of those being the How To Make Bright Eyes make-up box. There's also a nude version, but I picked this one up because I wanted something new to experiment with.

Monday, 24 November 2014

E.L.F. Glossy Lip Products

It's time. Finally I will talk about one of my favourite brands that can be described as affordable, natural and cruelty-free. E.L.F., short for Eyes Lips Face, is all three of those things. Their philosophy is that cruelty-free and natural make up doesn't have to be expensive. I have several types of their products - and I'm only just getting started - so I thought I'd start out by talking about the 'glossy' products I've already purchased of them.

Thursday, 20 November 2014

Affordable Kiko Goodies

As a beauty product addict, I'm always up for an affordable brand. So when I discovered Kiko, an italian brand that has been called the MAC of the highstreet (meaning: more affordable), I surely had to take a look. By the way, this post -again- couldn't have been without the help of my friend Marjolein, who provided me with these goodies after her trip to Italy.

Monday, 17 November 2014

Nic's Picks

Brushes. The one thing I want to buy a lot of but restrain myself to just treat myself once in a while and manage to do so - even though it's hard sometimes. I also like a more affordable brush, meaning less than €20 per brush. So when I saw this - limited edition - set from Real Techniques and thought I really could use every single brush in this set, I snatched it up from feelunique and waited impatiently for this beautiful parcel.

Thursday, 13 November 2014

MAC's Rocky Horror Picture Show Collection

Time to haul/review another limited edition collection by MAC! Ofcourse, I restrained myself from buying all the products and did a good job doing so. I only fell for the FrankNFurter Lipstick (because come on, I could not leave it at the counter, could I? My sweet Franky?) and the Sculpt And Shape Powder in Bone Beige/Emphasize.

Monday, 10 November 2014

catrice photo finish foundation

By now you guys now I love a good opportunity to buy a new make up item. This time I thought I needed a foundation without spf because I was going to go out that evening and I suspected there might be some flash photography present. I was right.
So when I went to Kruidvat in my search for an affordable, non-spf-ey foundation, I came across the photo finish 18h liquid foundation by Catrice - an affordable brand I've had really good experiences with already, I thought I'd just try it out.

Thursday, 6 November 2014

Brittle Nail Problems?

Me and my nails have been having an argument for a couple of years now. I want them to be strong and grow healthy, but they just refuse... I've tried a lot of so called 'strengthening' and 'nourishing' products on them but none of them seemed to work. I even took some supplements to make them grow stronger and I think that might have helped a little bit (visit your local pharmacy when you're interested in something like this), but still, they kept on splitting at the ends.
When somebody (with more experience in the nail area than me) recommended me to use a nail hardener by herĂ´me, I thought I'd give it a go.

Monday, 3 November 2014

Essence's lashmania + a little princess update

Mascara. I think I can safely say it's the most used make up product ever. You might not be as much into make up as I am, but I bet there's still a tube of mascara hanging out in your near surroundings. I, on the other hand - being an addict, have several. I try not to buy too much at the same time, but I've found myself on a 'small' mission to test out all of the most affordable mascaras on the block. 
This time I've been trying out Essence's lashmania reloaded mascara.