Thursday, April 24, 2014

NARS eyeshadow duo review

Hello everyone! 
Today I'm going to be telling you about one of the most exciting products I got when I was in Prague.
For the first time ever I entered a Sephora, my god, it was like heaven! 
I rushed from Benefit to Nars where I found a gorgeous little palette.
I was doubting between a couple of eyeshadow duo's, but I liked the one I ended up with the most!



Before I go ahead and talk about the colours and the pigmentation, I'm going to review the packaging.
Am I the only one who thinks Nars and ELF packaging is so similar? 
It's literally thesame on the outside, but the mirror on the inside is bigger in my Nars eyeshadow duo.
Anyways, it's cute, it's simple but like I said before, I really don't need all my products to be over the top.


The name of the eyeshadow duo that I got is "Mélusine". I wonder what it means!


Here are the colours! I have one shimmery, grey eyeshadow and one matte purple! You actually can't see it in the pictures because my camera didn't pick it up (hell, I didn't even notice it the first time I swatched this eyeshadow), but the silver actually has teeny tiny bits of shimmery purple in it. Really small, but it made me feel so cool when I spotted it.


Gorgeous, right?

 

Here are the swatches! 
The pigmentation of this eyeshadow duo blew me away, like I knew it would. I like it a lot! 
Of course, you pay quite a bit of money for it. But that's okay, I love mixing high end with drugstore products. It makes me feel good that I can afford something like this, but it makes me feel even better that I can still turn around and enjoy cheap make-up as well.


Here's a look I made with the purple (I used the purple from my Nars eyeshadow duo in my crease and "Sketch" by MAC in my outer corner).
Thanks for reading!


Have a good day!

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

L'Oréal Color Infaillible eyeshadow review

If there's one product I've been wanting for a really long time, it's a L'Oréal infaillable eyeshadow.
During my trip to Germany and the Czech Republic, I decided I had saved up enough money to get some souvenirs, but also to get a couple of items that I would have liked to have for a long time. First, those brands were brands I didn't here or brands that were hard to get near where I live like Nars, Artdeco and MAC, but while I was at it, I got this L'Oréal eyeshadow as well.


The infaillable colour that I got is called "Forever Pink". I don't know for sure, but I think this eyeshadow is called "Amber Rose" in America. It could be another one though, but then they look alike a lot! 


The packaging of this product, I find really beautiful. I love how you can see the colour through the plastic.


Talking about the colour! It's so, so beautiful! 
It doesn't even look as pretty as it is in real life. It's so shimmery and pigmented!


Swatch!
 Here's what the colour looks like on your eyes. Baby pink, shimmery, beautiful really!
I like to wear this on my eyes, only this, with a little bit of winged eyeliner. 
Oh, and if I only wear one colour on my eyes, it must really mean I love it! It means I want all the attention to go to that colour. So yes, you could say I really like this colour!


Thank you for visiting and reading again today!

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Artdeco lipstick review!

One of the brands that are hard to find in Belgium is Artdeco. 
When I went Germany with school, I did some speed shopping (I mean, they had a Douglas next to the hotel) and I got myself a gorgeous lipstick.

I didn't get a red one because, well, it's not like I don't have any yet, right? Instead, I got a gorgeous "my lips but better" kind of colour! 


Let's start off with the packaging. The Artdeco lipstick has a shiny black, square packaging with the name of the brand at the bottom. Nothing fancy, really.


The lipstick doesn't have a name, unfortunately. It just has a number, I guess.I don't even know if this is the number. Oh boy! I'll have to google this for a while!


Anyways, this is what it looks like. A very nice, nude, peachy kind of colour. It does have a little bit of sparkle but it's nothing too shimmery. In fact, I almost don't see it on my lilps.


Here you see the swatch.
It truely is gorgeous! And look how pigmented the colour is! I'm very happy with this lipstick, god, it is so incredibly beautiful! And it's also a nice twist when I don't want to wear red lipstick.


Thanks for reading!

Monday, April 21, 2014

EOTD: A little gold, a little luck

Hello everyone! 
Recently, I've been trying out a lot of new looks again. 
This time, I'm doing a gold/orange/blue/brown kind of look. I actually recreated this one from AlisonlovesJB on YouTube. I think she's go gorgeous and she inspires me so much! What a little sweetheart she is! 
I'll put the video down below.


After seeing this video, I of course wanted to try it. I used different colours and I didn't go as heavy on the eyeliner and blue eyeshadow as she did, but I still think it turned out really beautiful.


For this look I used:
*MAC "Amber Lights"
*MAC "Texture
*The Balm "Sleek" (from my Nude 'Tude palette)
*Essence sun club palette


What do you think?
Thanks for reading! Have a lovely day!

Sunday, April 20, 2014

Weekly Diary

Hello everyone! Happy Easter!
Nothing like a whole bunch of chocolate on a Sundaymorning, right? Before I start eating all of the chocolate, I want to share my experiences of last week with you guys.

I forgot to mention last week, but I actually published my 500th post this month, so I'm really happy with that!


As I told you last week, our guinea pig gave birth to six. Look how big they are already! So adorable! At first we were really scared they weren't going to make it, so I'm glad they all did!


Look what my boss gave me for Easter! She really is a little sweetheart!


This week I also decided to start writing down all the good things in my day. Or was it somewhere last week? Oh whatever!
The thing is, I went to the cinema and I wanted to keep the card as a memory. So I decided to grab an empty notebook, write down each good thing about that day and if I had something extra to remind me of that day (like the ticket at the movies), I would put it in the book as well!

 

My happy moments of today aren't filled in yet, but my happy moments of yesterday are:
*my orchid has flowers again

 

*I got to do two girls' make-up!

 

*I got a huge Easter egg from my boss


That's it! I hope you're all enjoying Easter as well!
Have a very lovely day and don't forget to eat a bit of chocolate!