Thursday, February 15, 2018

OOTD: Belfort

Goodmorning! How have you been? How did you spend your Valentine's Day?
I hope you had a really good one!
We don't really make a big holiday of it, we try to spend time and effort on each other every week when we have the day off.

Days off are also my favourite days for outfit pictures! This one is from a little while back. I got this dress online. 
I got this because the promo picture was a lady with this dress and a red handbag. The details of the flowers in this dress and the handbag matched so beautifully, I had to have it! Women's logic, right?

We went to the belfree in the centre of Bruges to take this picture. I live very close to the belfree, which is so efficient for everyday life, but the belfree never loses it's beauty to me. I often find myself looking at it. Some people say that if you live in a historic city with many tourists, you don't think it's special anymore because you've gotten so used to it. I haven't, just yet! 
I can't wait to explore more parts of the city for outfit pictures!
My handbag and boots are by H&M. My tights are from Calzedonia and my coat is by New Look! 

Have a good one.

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Kat Von D Saint & Sinner eyeshadow palette!

Goodmorning everyone! How have you been?
I've been teasing the review of this palette for a little while on Instagram now. I have finally had enough time to experiment with different looks and colours. I still haven't tested all of them, but most of them have been used - and approved.


This is what the packaging looks like. I'm very impressed by the packaging of the palette. It's something different.

The swatches didn't disppoint for sure! There's such a variety! 
Dark, light, bright,... I have to say that all of the swatches look very good. The dark ones show up without too much fall out and the light colours are visible, which isn't always the case on my light skin.

Here's a look that I did using the "Saint" side of the palette on my left eye and the "Sinner" side on my right eye. As you can see the left side is a quite wearable look with a halo effect in the middle of the eye.
The right side is a purple smokey eye with pink and red details in the crease.

Here are some other looks that I have done with the palette. I'm very happy with the results this palette gives me, this is one that I would recommend for sure. Beautiful colour range and great pigment!

Thanks for reading!

Thursday, January 25, 2018

Hey everybody!
As you may have noticed I haven't been online for a little while. I could say a million things but the main reason for not spending so much time online is me looking for new inspiration and finding out about how to reach more readers.

I have been thinking about this for a while but I got really demotivated when I read that the algorithms on Instagram are changing. It's a big deal for people who are not quite where they want to be yet, because this could be a make it or break it situation - and I'm desperate not to break it.

There is so much pressure on growing: not just in techniques and skills, but in followers as well.
It can get quite frustrating putting all this time and effort into this blog and Instagram - and still feeling like you're not reaching your goals.
Everything I do revolves around the blog: where ever I go, what I wear, when I take pictures, even the gifts that I get for Christmas.
I could probably buy followers but I'd rather get real ones who really care about what I have to say. And just feeling like I'm not reaching that gets under my skin. Don't worry though, I'm not going anywhere and I'm not giving up, I'm just venting a little - I'm sure you can understand where I'm coming from.

Have a good day and I'll see you soon!

Thursday, January 4, 2018

Travel Diary: Lisbon part #6

Goodmorning everyone! 
For the last time, I'm taking you with me to Lisbon. The very last day of my trip I went to Belem. This is not so far away from the citycenter of Lisbon if you go by car or train. Belem is very well known for their pastries, as you will see in a little bit.

It's also the place where you can discover the most about the Portugese explorers and see the Portugese presidential house - which is pink!

One of the first things we went to visit was the place where they make the Pasteis de Belem. People wait in front of the stores to get in all through the day. You can not only buy a couple of pastries if you'd like, you can also see how they are made. Nobody knows the full recipe, everyone knows a little bit and they do thesame job every single day - so they can never figure out the recipe and go to the competition.

So yummy!

Wouldn't you think you're in San Fransisco?

The tower of Belem! So gorgeous! It's completely surrounded by water and there were so many fun details and stories!

One of them is of an elephant. Portugese people loved elephants because they thought they were really big, great, strong animals.
One day, the Portugese explorers got a rhinoceros as a gift. All of Portugal, even the rest of the world, had never seen anything like it.
 What were they going to do with it? Not slay it to eat, first, they were going to let it fight. 
They put the two animals in front of each other and as soon as the rhino started walking, the elephant ran off - after that, they didn't like the elephant as much anymore.

This trip was lovely - it really was a unique experience going away on my own (very scary but turned out to be a- okay!) 
This is the end of my Lisbon Travel Diaries.
I hope you enjoyed sharing this experience with me! 

See you soon!

Tuesday, January 2, 2018

2017 RECAP!

Goodmorning! Happy 2018!
I won't be doing New Year's resolutions but I will take you back through last year and share how my 2017 went! 

I turned 21 this year!

2017 was really the year of changes for me. It is the year that I started working. I worked at H&M for a while (which is so addictive if you like clothes, I spent so much of my salary on the clothes - ugh) but then I got another offer that I really couldn't refuse.

Last year I got into a relationship as well and things actually went so well that I also moved in with my boyfriend in that year.
This was so much fun, it was such a great adventure! We decorated the whole place ourselves, and found the style that we like for our place together. 

2017 has also been the year of travel. Most of the holidays I've been on has been with my partner and most of them weren't as far away - but that doesn't mean they weren't fun! 
We went to Paris, to Paris again for Disneyland, London and Malaga! 
When we have two (or sometimes three) days off in a week, we like to hop on a plane or a bus and go on a citytrip!


I also traveled solo for the very, very first time! I went to Portugal alone - not because I wanted to but because my boyfriend couldn't get off from work and I didn't want to spend my holidays on the couch, so I packed up my stuff and got on a plane. I thought I would have so much anxiety and would hate every single day but to be fair... I enjoyed it. Sure there were times where I panicked a bit but it is quite the experience, being all by yourself in a place you don't really know for six days.
I got to do a lot of thinking and discovering, very refreshing!

Another thing I love about this year is that I have started to make enough money to splurge on make-up a little bit. I also have a boyfriend who happens to know quite a bit about some make-up brands (he knows which brands I like at Sephora and he knows Fenty Beauty is Rihanna's make-up brand) so this has been really exciting. I've become more active on social media and I'm very hopeful for what's to come!

Even though not everything can always be nice and cute, I hope the biggest part of 2017 was good for you! 
Let me know, thanks for reading!