Monday, December 11, 2017

OOTD: The skirt of a lifetime

Happy Monday!
I'm back and for the first time in a really long time, I have an outfit post for you! Although the temperatures are getting lower and lower, I'm trying not to wear a simple tee and jeans everyday.
Every time winter rolls around, I'm happy to have found an excuse not to dress up too much "because it's cold", but I wanted to change that up a little bit.
Today, I got what is probably the skirt of a lifetime. This one is nice high waist, but it's not too short. It's a knee length skirt, which is nice in winter, without being too boring.
I decided to wear a green blouse with some pearl detailing on the shoulder. To go along with it, I brought my green purse with cute bow detailing. My tights and boots are plain black.

In fact, I loved the skirt so much that I got two ones in a different colour. You'll be seeing more of my outfits online soon!

- Blouse: Stradivarius
- Skirt: Pimkie
- Purse: Moggy's
- Boots: H&M

Thanks for reading!

Saturday, December 9, 2017

MAC 15 X Warm Neutral palette review

Hey guys! A while back I told you that when I travel and I see a Sephora, I like to take some make-up items home that normally I don't get to buy.
When I got back from Malaga, I had so many items to review and then I went to Portugal about a month after and got even more stuff. 
Needless to say, some of the items haven't been reviewed yet and I thought today would be a nice day to catch up on that.

The palette that I'm reviewing today is the MAC 15X Warm Neutral palette. This palette holds 15 eyeshadows that MAC has picked out for this certain palette. The pans are the size of the singles that you can get in the store.

I think this palette looks so good. There are so many different shades and textures. Some matt, some shimmery. I think this is a perfect everyday palette, good for both neutral and more eyecatching looks.

Here you can see the swatches. This first picture contains the swatches of the first row. The lighter colours are well pigmented. A bit powdery but that's it. The black-ish colour isn't pigmented very well.

The second row is well pigmented as well. Especially the gold (called "Amber lights", which I own in a single eyeshadow as well) is very pigmented, but if you pay attention to the highlight colours near my hand, you'll see that those are quite nice as well. 
They just don't show up on my skin that much because the colours of the eyeshadows and my skin are nearly thesame.

And the third row is probably my favourite. There are a few yellows and a very beautiful green eyeshadow.

I decided to work mostly with the colours from the third row. I applied a brown eyeshadow in my crease and blended out and decided to darken it up a little bit more with the black eyeshadow. It might not be very pigmented in the swatch, but it did work quite well on the eyes. I had no problems applying or blending it whatsoever.
I used the yellow "Lemon Tarte" in my inner corner, the gold in the middle and the green on the outer corner.

And this is what the end result looks like. I'm very satisfied with this palette.

I hope you have a really good day! 
Let me know what you think and I'll see you soon! 

Thursday, December 7, 2017

EOTD: Red Halo

Goodmorning everyone! Here I am again and this time I have a bit of a special look for you!
The look that I am wearing today is a little out of my comfort zone, it's based on orange and red eyeshadows.
I have said it before on this blog and I'll say it again: red eyeshadows can be very intimidating and can make you look sick or like you've just cried in no-time.

These past few months I've started to appreciate oranges and reds a lot more.
The look that I made today is a "halo" look - this means that you have darker colours on the in- and outside of your eyelids and a lighter colour in the center.
This technique makes your eyes look bigger and brighter, which is really nice if you have small eyes.

I started by working a tan eyeshadow from Urban Decay's Naked Heat palette into my crease and blending it out.
Then, I put "Red Brick" by MAC in my crease, inner- and outer corner. This is a really bright orange, matt eyeshadow colour. Next, I darkened things up with the shimmery red "Ruddy" eyeshadow (also by MAC).

Fenty Beauty "Trophy Wife" - MAC "Ruddy" - MAC "Red Brick" - Urban Decay Naked Heat "Sauced"

Because the Fenty Beauty "Trophy Wife" highlighter is a little bit too dark for me during the wintertime, I decided to put it on the middle of my eyelid, the part that I had left blank.
I carefully blended this in with "Red Brick", going back and forth between the two colours.

After that I went in with my H&M gel eyeliner and my trusty old Essence liquid ink eyeliner. I put a little highlight by Kat Von D in my inner corner, et voilĂ !

If there are any products in this post that you are curious about, please find them below. You can simply click the link to find the review of the certain product.

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Travel Diary: Lisbon part #3

Hi! Welcome back to my blog! 
For those of you who can't get enough of my Travel Diaries, I've got good news! I have some more pictures for you today.

This one focusses on a part of my day trip to Sintra. Sintra is about 45 minutes away from the center of Lisbon and it's absolutely gorgeous. There are castles everywhere and it's no surprise that this is the most visited location in Portugal.

Quinta Da Regaleira is the first castle I visited and I've got many pictures to show you so... Let's go! 

This first castle we visited was not even from a king. It was from a very wealthy trader. It's called "Quinta Da Regaleira" and this is what a real life Disney castle would look like. The first few seconds I saw it, I really couldn't believe it looked like this. So, so beautiful!


 You could walk hours in this place. It's so beautiful and surrounded by a lot of green. There are many levels to go on and many secret passage ways.

One of the most fascinating things I saw here was this well. It was believed that the trader was a member of the Freemasons. If you wanted to become a member too, there was one challenge for you. That challenge was to go into this well at night and find your way out of it by following underground ways. This wasn't very dangerous but it was more symbolic.

After visiting the first castle we went to grab a bite at a local restaurant. This was so yumm! Rice with goat cheese quiche. And you know what? The goat cheese didn't even taste like goat cheese. Normally I'm not a fan, but apparently they have very nice goats in Alentejo, where this goat cheese comes from.

They also had "green wine" which wasn't really green, but it was a very sweet white wine. And it costs next to nothing! 
This was so nice because it was so hot outside that we could sit in our T-shirts without being cold. In November!

Although I didn't get to go inside the Moorish Castle, we did get to see it from a few different points of view. This castle made me think of the Chinese wall!

I hope you've enjoyed this post! Keep reading the next few parts for more on my Lisbon adventure! 
Have a really good day! 

Sunday, December 3, 2017

My everyday foundation routine 2017

Goodmorning and happy Sunday!
Here I am again and as an early Christmas present, I made you a video! This last year think I've really finally found the perfect foundation routine.
This video incorporates everything: from BB cream to concealing, contouring and highlighting. And the best thing about it? They're all budget products!
As you will see, my eye make-up is already done. I used my MAC Nine Times Burgundy palette for this look!

You can watch the video in HD by clicking my picture. All of the products used are linked below.
Have a good one!

- Essence Camouflage BB cream
- Essence Camouflage Cream Concealer
- Urban Decay Naked Palette
- Essence Sun Club bronzer
- Revolution Blush palette
- Sleek highlighting palette