Sunday, 28 February 2016

Matte lips.

A few months back I was on a lovely little trip abroad and whilst I didn't do much shopping, I couldn't not visit sephora and the NYX counter. 
Lip products are my favourite beauty items, so that's what I went for!

At the NYX counter I couldn't just pick one product to try, but the first one I picked is the soft matte lip cream in the shade Antwerp. It's a soft coral-y pink shade, a bit brighter than the colour of the bullet really. It is very creamy and is easy to apply!

This one reminded me of another item I already had: the collection cream puff. They even smell the same! As far as I can tell, they are the exact same product, but NYX has loads more shades in their range!

The top swatch is the Collection Cream Puff in Cotton Candy, the bottom one is the NYX soft matte lip cream in Antwerp.

The finish isn't completely matte at first, but the gloss disappears when you give it a few minutes to dry.

Strawberry kissed

At Sephora I bought this liquid lipstick from their own range. It's called Cream lip stain and I got the shade Strawberry kissed. It's a very deep pink, almost red, but not quite!

This is the most peculiar lip product I've ever tried: it is very pigmented and applies smoothly. But once it sets it will stay there until you remove your make up. It survives eating and drinking and doesn't stain other people's cheeks when you kiss them. It. Will. Not. Budge!

Here's a swatch, although I'm afraid the colour isn't entirely correct. It's a bit more pink, just like the two previous photos!


The other NYX item is a Matte Lipstick in the shade Eden. This a very hard to apply, you do need a brush for this! It's a bright red with a blue undertone to it. I thought it was a bit darker when I bought is, but it's quite bright!
Here's a swatch: top is Strawberry kissed, bottom is Eden. Again the colours aren't exactly as they should be, Strawberry kissed is more pink, and Eden is less orange.

I like all three of these, but I'm most amazed by the lasting power of the Sephora lip stain!

Sunday, 6 December 2015

Favourite foundation.

If you know my make up habits a little, you'll know that I'm not a fan of foundation. I barely use it because it looks far from natural and it's never the right colour. That changed somewhat this autumn as I have discovered a foundation that I truly like!

Friday, 31 July 2015

German drugstore haul.

So my sisters and I made another quick trip across the border and went to DM in Germany. I didn't really need anything, but it's always nice to try a few new things!

Saturday, 11 July 2015

Five pressed powders.

As summer arrived, my face has gotten a bit more shiny too. I usually don't wear foundation, but a bit of powder is often a good idea. So I'd like to show you the pressed powders I've got before using them any further!

Thursday, 25 June 2015

A review: Essence lash princess volume mascara.

For the past nine months I've been using the same mascara, but as I ran out of it (and it's not available here) I was forced to try a new one. I always go for budget friendly mascaras and the one I picked is the Essence lash princess volume mascara. So let's take a look up close!

Friday, 3 April 2015

A review: beautyuk blush.

Blushes are one of my favourite make up items! As I don't have much colour in my cheeks, they bring my face to live! On myself I much prefer pinks and peaches to brown and taupe. The blush I want to show you today is one of the brightest shades I have in my collection: beautyuk blush & brush in the shade Capital Pink.

Wednesday, 11 February 2015

A foundation light enough.

It's always a struggle to find a foundation that matches your skintone, but if you're on a budget and live in Belgium, things are even worse. Drugstores or brands seem to think we're all rather tan, since they don't sell their lightest shades here. But then MUA became available here too and there's foundation light enough for me in it's range: the Undress Your Skin Illuminating Foundation in the shade porcelain.

Thursday, 5 February 2015

A make up wishlist.

Rationally speaking I find that I really don't need any more make up. And I try not to buy things I don't need, but of course there are a few things that I just want! Okay here it is:

Tuesday, 27 January 2015

A review: CD deodorant.

Somewhere towards the end of 2014 I posted a review of alverde deodorant, which was accompanied by a long story of how my sisters and I went to shop in Germany. Back then, I got two deodorants, and now I've finally come round to testing the other one too! So here's a review of CD deodorant "Glücksgefuhl".

Wednesday, 31 December 2014

The 7 most read posts of 2014!

The year has nearly come to an end, so it's a good time to have quick look into the past. Here they are: the 7 most read posts of 2014!

Tuesday, 30 December 2014

Festive glitter: Inglot Sparkling Dust.

What happens when you ask your parents to bring you a liquid highlighter? Right, they bring loose glitter. I barely ever use it, but for the holidays an exception is in order!

Wednesday, 24 December 2014

Christmas lips: Rimmel Lasting Finish matte lipstick.

Finally. Finally, last week I got that one lipstick I had my eyes on for a very long time. Ever since seeing it in Alix's (I Covet Thee) video in Autumn 2013. I decided I wanted it for autumn and Christmas a few montsh ago and last week I finally found it in the drugstore! Also Kruidvat had a good deal on Rimmel products: 2 for €13. So for only three extra euros I got to leave the store with both the Lasting Finish matte lipstick in shade 107 and the Glam Eyes HD eyeshadow in Brixton Brown

Sunday, 14 December 2014

A review: alverde deodorant.

A couple of days ago, my sisters and I went on a little shopping spree. We wanted to go to a few places and get a some Christmas presents. One of our stops was a small place in Germany which is actually very close to our home. There are a few shops there like Takko fashion and Deichmann and others of which I forgot the name. We only entered two shops there though: a shop with all kinds of very cheap stuff, and the shop we were really there for: dm. We'd heard this drugstore (Drogerie Markt) had a lot more natural products than our drugstores and that products there were considerably cheaper. I didn't really need anything but wanted to try out a few new things. So I left the store with two deodorants that are both free of aluminium salts, and a bag of banana crisps.
That's an awfully long story to start a review with, so let's get started!

Saturday, 8 November 2014

Essence soo glow! highlighter.

One day I was strolling through my local Kruidvat. And there they were: two new humongous displays: one essence the other catrice. I wasn't planning on buying any more make up, but I did not leave the shop empty handed. I got the new soo glow! cream to powder highlighter by essence in the shade 20 bright up your life.

Monday, 27 October 2014

The ghassoul clay mask.

Somewhere in September, my friend E. gave me an early birthday present. She knows I'm into natural skincare so she gave me a pack of ghassoul clay. Awesome, thank you E.!

Friday, 10 October 2014

Autumn nails: aubergine.

Autumn has definitely arrived now. Bring out the warm jumpers, fluffy socks and...dark nail varnishes.

Wednesday, 1 October 2014

What you need to know about washing your hair CO.

Lately I've been washing my hair with just conditioner again. In the past I've done this on and off for rather extended periods of time. Here's what you need to know about washing your hair with conditioner only.

Wednesday, 17 September 2014

Fighting acne.

Ever since puberty kicked in, I've been having acne. As I got older it has cleared up somewhat, but it has never completely disappeared. In the past year or so it has gotten better! So here's some advise on how you can fight acne!

Thursday, 28 August 2014

London purchases part three: Victoria's Secret.

I couldn't not go there, right? It was a bit tricky to find New Bond Street. The map in Oxford Street said  it was the next street on the left, but it was not. Anyhow, after a bit of wandering around I managed to find New Bond street and the Victoria's Secret store. The store is beautiful, but quite busy. Even though they're famous for their lingerie, I went there to get a couple of fragrance mists.
Mission accomplished!

Thursday, 21 August 2014

London purchases part one: Boots.

A little while ago, I was in London. I'd saved up some cash to spend in my Adventure fund jar and naturally I visited a few shops. You'll be shown the things I purchased in this and the next few posts. Of course I went into Boots and picked up a few goodies. I got some affordable products that you cannot or not easily get your hands on here in Belgium.