Monday, 29 December 2014

New year's 'bling'

Seeing new year's eve is dawning upon us, I thought it was a perfect moment to talk about these Liquid Metal Eyeshadows by Catrice. I mean, who doesn't like some shimmers on their eyelids when celebrating a year that's come and passed?

Thursday, 25 December 2014

How to get smooth lips

First of all: MERRY CHRISTMAS TO Y'ALL! I hope you had a lovely time with family and/or other loved ones! What was your christmas eve look? Bold or nude lip?
Every way you go lipwise, a nice smooth canvas is really nice,  isn't it? You can go the old fashioned route and make your own lip scrub, but I always end up with a giant mess doing that. So I go for the lazy way, which is to buy the E.L.F. lip exfoliator

Monday, 22 December 2014

My First Time NYC...

No, this is not a travel post (unfortunately...), but about some products I picked up from another affordable brand found in the everyday belgian drugstore Kruidvat. I'm talking about New York Color and their  HD color quatro eye shadow in (793) fashion bootcamp and the kohl kajal eyeliner pencil in (004) pure white I picked out to test out!

Tuesday, 16 December 2014

Autumnal Berry Lipstick

With only 5 days left, autumn has come and passed. A pity, because I really love this season where the weather changes to a - for me - more desirable temparature, everything turns orange and red and trees and nature smell heavenly. It's also the season in which it's not a crime to wear a bold lip in your everyday life. Berry lips in every format are rather common, I'd say, so I jumped on the bandwagon and bought an affordable berry lip shade for myself; The Ultimate Lipstick in (340) Berry Bradshaw by Catrice.

Monday, 15 December 2014

schwarzkopf shampoo + conditioner

In the hair department, I'm always on the hunt for added moisture. I've got curly hair and that means that every bit of moisture I can get is well appreciated. I openly admit having abused my hair in the past - washing and straightening it on the daily - leaving it dry, frizzy and with split ends. Since then I've been trying to get it back to a more healthy - swishable state of being.

Thursday, 11 December 2014

My Favourite Foundation Brush

I'm known for on-off relationships with my make up brushes, but recently I've fallen into something serious with the BB cream brush (belgian link here) from H&M and I see us going way into the future together.

Monday, 8 December 2014

Flexible Mascara?

I'm always on the hunt for the 'perfect' mascara. I saw the Rimmel Scandaleyes Lycra Flex mascara, which claims to keep the lashes flexible so you can build on more mascara whenever the mood strikes. It also gives you a promise of clumpless lashes (something that's not a very obtainable goal for mascara, especially in the drugstore), so I got interested and decided to look into it.

Thursday, 4 December 2014

Anti Redness Battle

I have talked a lot about budget friendly products, so I can finally talk about a  splurge without feeling too bad about it. I got the Clinique redness solutions foundation for my birthday because I had been drooling over it for a very long time indeed. Yes, it's a very expensive foundation, but I found that it's the perfect one for my skintype.

Tuesday, 2 December 2014

Limited Edition Alert!

If you were wondering what falls into my 'urgent' category while reading my nails of the night post, this might clear things up. I need to tell you about the newest trend edition of Essence. Trend Edition is their term for limited edition and this one only lasts until the end of december! I'll try to keep things short, but this one, called Come to Town has got me very excited and not only because it's christmas themed

Monday, 1 December 2014

e.l.f. brushes

A well-filled make up kit includes brushes. Lots of brushes. But when you're on a budget, it can get hard to get some good ones to play around with. E.L.F. brushes fall in the category 'affordable' with a vast certainty level.