donderdag 22 december 2011

Bussy ! + smokin' red look

Hi everyone,

sorry I havn't been blogging for a long time! It's been a realy busy time at school and with the exams comming up that won't aprove. I probably won't have time to blog until february, but I'll try to do some small post to keep you updated on my situation.

Anyway, here 's a little blogpost on a look I did some time ago, but I havn't had the time to post it. It's nothing special, just something I wear a lot lately. It's a red smokey eye. Here are some pictures:

If you want to know how I did this, just ask me. I might do a tutorial on if  you guys would like that? But that will be something for after the exams. For those among you who are in the same situation as I am, Good luck!

I also wish you all a very nice holliday period, a merry christmas and a happy new year!



zaterdag 26 november 2011

Revieuw and swatches: e.l.f. mineral lipstick in the colour ripe rose

Hi everyone,

today I will be doing a blogpost on a lipstick that I recently bought, and that's one of the mineral lipsticks e.l.f. sells, called ripe rose. This is what the packaging looks like:

As you can see it’s not realy that special. It’s just a normal black lipstick tube, but I don’t mind that, because I absolutely love the colour! This is what the colour looks like:

It looks quite red on camera, but it actually is a lot more soft when you put it on. Here's a swatch of the lipstick on my hand: 

 As you can see the colour isn't that harsh. It's a realy nice, warm and soft colour, that you could wear every day. I didn't make a picture of it on my lips, because my lips are in realy bad shape, one of the downsides of winter, but it pretty much looks the same as on my hand, especially when you blank your lips out with a lip primer. The lipstick doesn't last a whole day, but it does last quite long in comparison with a lot of other lipsticks I bought recently. You can easily put it on and you don't have to re-aply it all evening. 

I hope you enjoyed this blogpost and I will talk to you all soon! :)



woensdag 16 november 2011

Winter is comming, protect your skin!

Hi everyone,

As you might have noticed, the weather is starting to get colder and that means that winter is knocking on our door. In winter it is realy important to take care of your skin, because the air tends to get dry, and so will your skin if you don't hydratate it well. Yesterday I went shopping and I bought some nice products, so I tought I'd share them with you.

The first thing I bought is a hand cream, because my hands tend to get realy dry in the winter and that hurts as well. So it is realy important for me to keep them hydrated. This is what I got:

The cream is called "Helping Hands" and it's by Lush. It's a realy nice shop in Antwerp where they sell selfmade cosmetics and soaps and stuff. I love the shop, and I love this product as well. It's only € 9,95 and it does an amazing job. It does take quite some time for the product to blend with your skinn, but after half an hour your hands feel realy soft and they smell lovely! ^^

The second product I bought is a moisturizer, to keep my face hydrated during wintertime. It's also by Lush and it's called "Celestial". This is what it looks like:

This product was a bit more expensive. It was about € 16,95. But anyway this is a lovely product as well and it smells delicious. After this product has worked his magic, my skin feels soft like hell. It is meant for people with sensitive skin, so it's perfect for me, but also for a lot of you out there. I realy recommend this to all of you. 

Here's a picture of what the products look like:

As you can see they are realy creamy, but they don't blend with your skin immediately. They do work pretty fast tough. After about half an hour your skin feels soft and fresh and you smell realy nice. If you don't want to use these products, or you cant get your hands on them, there are plenty of other brands who sell great moisturizers.

Keep your skin hydrated and have a great winter! ;)



maandag 7 november 2011

Halloween ! ^^

Hi everyone,

like I pomissed, here a blog post on my halloween look. I had the party last saturday and it was realy great! ^^ I didn't have a lot of time to work on my make up, but I think it looked great. Anyways, this is the final result:

 I used Woodwinked eyeshadow by MAC and a matte black eyeshadow to create a smokey eye. Then I used a black pen liner to line my eyes and applied some false lashes from Claire's. I just drew on the black nose with a pen liner as well and added some cool looking cat lenses for a finishing touch. ^^

Maybe I'll do a more detailed cat look when I have more time. I hope you enjoyed this look anyway. I had a lot of positive reactions at the party, so that was quite nice. ^^

What dit you dress up like for halloween? Leave me a comment or a picture! ;)

See you next time!


donderdag 3 november 2011

Make-up look: rock 'n roll riot! A black and red punk-rock look. :)

Hey everyone,

I recently bought this realy cool shirt in forever 21 with black and red. I decided I wanted to do a look that matched the shirt. :) I used reds, bourgundy and and black. It's not a look to wear every day but I think it's great to wear this at a party, especially a punk-rock party. This is the result:

Don't you think the hat realy finishes off the look? ^^ If you want to recreate this look, here 's a list of all products I used:

- eyes: 120 palette in bright red, bourgundy and matte black
- cheecks: MAC blush in loverush
- lips: E.L.F, liquid lipstick in cherry tart

A little tip: If you want to make a realy straight line with your make up, just use tape and stick it at the side of your face. You can use a post it as well. Then aply your make-up and just pull the tape. It will create a sharp line.

I hope you like this look! Let me know what you think! ^^



dinsdag 1 november 2011

Make-up for redhaeds !

Your hair is the frame around your face and of course the colour of it will affect what colours of make-up do or don't match with your looks. In this blog I will focus on people with red or ginger coloured hair, because I have that as well. Red is a beautiful and powerful colour and with the right make-up you can realy make the picture complete. Here are some tips what colours to use and some practical tips. 

Make-up starts with a healty skin. It is important to take care of your skin, before you aply your make-up. People with natural red hair often have a light and sensitive skin. If you dyed your hair red, it is possible that you have a normal skin (like me), but taking care of it is necesairy as well. Always use mild skinproducts and use a hydrating creme with a protection factor. Make sure you check out the bottle, before buying anything. Don't use products that are too rough for your skin. Make sure you hydrate your skin with a moisterizer every day. It will make your skin look young and fresh. 

People with natural red hair tend to have light skin and often they also have freckles. They are considered one of the seven beauty marks, so please don't cover them under a thick coat of foundadion. Freckles also can get an unnatural colour if you cover them too much. Make sure too pick the right colour of foundation, one that matches your skintone. Go for a light foundation and if you're not sure, ask the sales woman if you can try it on your face. Don't try it on your hand, because your hands are not the same colour as your face ! I advise using a more transparant foundation, or powder foundation. This will give you a more natural look. Avoid a foundation with a pink undertone. I suggest going for a more peachy or coral coloured undertone. 

Eye Make-Up
Red haired people can pull off a lot of colours. Recommended colours are more natural tones, like brown, taupe, bronze, etc. Also eye-shadows with terracotta colours are beautiful with red hair, especially in combination with green eyes.  If you want to pop in a little bit more colour, go for greens or olive tones.  Red haired girls with blue eyes should go for blue, grey and silver colours.  Be careful with bright pink or some purple shades. These colours don't always go with your red hair. Lilac you can use, because it is not too bright. Brown or redbrown mascara tends to go better with red hair. It looks more natural. Black mascara can give you a harsh look. If you do decide to go for a black mascara, then adjust your eyeshadow and use darker colours. You can also make your brows a few shades darker, so it fits the look. 

Red haired girls often don't need much mascara, because of their beautiful freckles. Plus, red hair automatically gives you a warm look. If you do want to use blush, go for light colours, in a peach or coral tone. Don't cover your freckles, but contour under them. 

In most cases a light lipglos in pink, peach or corally colours are sufficient. Always make sure your make-up is balance. I mean, when you focus on the eyes, then keep your lips light, and the other way around. If you want to accent your lips, us lipstick in brown, orange-red or peachy tones. Combine this with a light and subtile eyeshadow for the perfect look.  If you choose to lay the accent on your eyes, go for a light gloss. 

Good luck ! :) 


maandag 31 oktober 2011

Thinking about doing a contest with a give away...

Hey everyone,

as the title already gives away, I'm thinking about doing a make-up contest with some prizes. I think it's always fun to enter such competitions, so I think it could be nice too, to organize one myself. Of course I would need some more followers for that...Let's say about 20 at least. I hope this will motivate you guys to follow my blog and keep following it. Hopefully I'll be able to do the give away soon. I'm allready thinking about the prizes! ;)



donderdag 27 oktober 2011

Halloween 's comming ! ^^

Hey you guys,

yes, it's almost halloween and I'm super exited! ^^ Here's a little sneak peak of what I'm going to be this year...

Guess what I'm going to be... Yes, a cat! ^^ Actually it's gonna be a kind of a cute cat look, but I bought the lenses to make it look a little bit more scary and also more realistic. I'll be showing my full look, after I had the halloween party on november 5th. I'm not gonna be going all the way tough, because I don't realy have a cat costume, so I will just be doing a face, with a cat nose and stuff. I'm not gonna paint all my face, because I don't have time for that... But anyway I'm realy exited and I'll show you the full look when it's done! :)

Leave me a comment with what you are going to be on halloween, and why! ;)



dinsdag 25 oktober 2011

Make-up tag

Maybe you have heard of tags, where you answer some questions and then you tag some other people, who have to answer it? Well, I got tagged, so... here it goes! ^^

1. How old were you when you started wearing makeup? I started wearing makeup at age 15 or so, but only like lipgloss and mascara.  It's only about age 17 that I started to wear more heavy make up and realy started using eyeshadow on a dayly base. Now I don't wear eyeshadow every day anymore, but I don't go out of the house without some mascara. 

2. How did you get into makeup? I guess I realy started experimenting myself, because my mom never realy uses much make up. I just looked for some nice example pictures on internet and tried to copy them. 

3. What are some of your favorite brands? My all time favorite brand is MAC, by far. I just love the pigment in their products. I also realy love sugarpill. 

4. What does makeup mean to you? It boosts my self-esteem, it enhances your beauty and I love being creative with it. I know you're suppose to feel beautiful no matter what,  but I don't feel that way.  I feel glamorous when  my makeup is done, my hair is done, have a nice dress, and black heels to go with it all.  I must say.. I'm extremely jealous of some girls who are naturally gorgeous without a hint of make-up. Like I said earlyer, I never walk out of the house without any make-up on. I don't go over the top, but I do feel like I need it even tough it's just a little bit of mascara and a hint of blush. My boyfriend and my parents are the only one who see me without any make up on. 
5. If you could only wear 4 products on your face what would they be? waterproof mascara (Maybelline Falsies) , MAC Chili matte lipstick, MAC powder blush in Style, Mac woodwicked eyeshadow

6. What is your favorite thing about make-up? Just being able to experement it and be creative. 

7. What do you think about drugstore makeup vs high end makeup? I think its mainly advertising. I've come across high end make-up that are not pigmented at all, the wear is about the same. You don't need to waste a lot of money to look good. I know I love using MAC and other brands, but I have some cheap stuff as well and they look just as gorgeous. 

8. What is one tip of advice you can give to a beginner? start slow, less is more, specially if you're young. I didn't start wearing dramatic makeup until I was like 18 years old or so! Too much make- up can make you look slutty if you don't match well, so start with a little bit and see what suits you and what you feel comfortable wearing.   

9. What do you think about the beauty community on YouTube? I love it! I have a few guru's that I follow and they make some awesome tutorials. It's realy helpful and they give some good advise and inspiration. But whenever I try a look, I always try to match it on my own skin and my own face, so that it looks good on me and I don't just copy the look. 

10. What is one make-up trend you never understood? I just can't stand seeing realy young girls wearing too much make up. I see kids age 12 wearing more than I would even think about wearing in normal daylight. It just spoils their natural beauty I think. 

So... these were my answers. Now, I tag all of you ! Leave a comment with your answers, or post it on your blog! 

See you later,


maandag 24 oktober 2011

Trend alert: orange lipstick

Flashy colours are the new trend this fall and winter. Especially orange is thé colour to wear. Many fashion designers use this colour in their runway shows. Have a look at some great pictures, that show us that bright doesn't equal crazy. Orange can seem like a very shocking colour, but if you wear it well, it is gorgeous. 

Trend: oranje lipstick
Trend: oranje lipstick
Trend: oranje lipstick

Trend: oranje lipstick
Trend: oranje lipstick

Fendi, Giles, Marc Jacobs, Gucci and many other designers made their models wear this bright and merry colour on the runway. Of course there are lots of shades of orange, so it's up to you to decide which one suits you the best! 
Here are some realy nice lip colours you could use... But before you buy some, make sure that the colour you pick matches your skintone. Try it on before you buy it! 

oranje lipstick
Lancome,  € 28 
oranje lippen
Asos, € 14,69

oranje lippen
Asos, € 5,51

oranje lippen
Yves Rocher,  € 4

Some tips when using orange lipstick: 

1.  Try to keep your eyes as natural as possible. Don't go over the top, or you'll be looking like a clown. Use light colours like white, taupe, or light brown colours.
2. Don't use a pink blush, but go for a bronzer, or for some blushes in a orangy shade
3. If you think orange is too bright for you, go for a brownish lipstick and put some orange gloss on top of it.

Good luck! 

Me trying out the trend: 
A while ago I decided to give this trend a try myself. This is the result: 

The lipstic I used was Chili (n° A60), a matte lipstic by MAC. I hope you enjoyed reading this, and let me know if you decided to try this trend out yourself! ^^

See you ! 

My blog

Hi everyone,

from now one this will be my blog where I can spam all my toughts, tips and tricks about make up and share it with you. I hope you enjoy reading it, and if you do, please leave a comment! ^^

I'm sorry if I can't blog all the time, but I'm realy busy studying history at the university of Antwerp, but I'll try blogging at least once a week. This can be one of my own looks, or just about some products that I liked, some tips while working with make up,... that kind of stuff... ;)  I'll  do a blogpost on who I am in a while, so you will get to learn a little bit more about me as well. :)

I hope you guys will enjoy my blog and I will see you next time! ;)