Monday, June 26, 2017

Manicure Monday: Eclectic blue

Goodmorning everyone! Welcome to Manicure Monday! 
This week has been incredibly hot and although I'm not a big fan of the heat, I am a big fan of the sun. I love waking up in a room where the sun peaks through the curtains already, I love seeing ladies in floral skirts and with a big hat on when I look out of my apartment window. I love how everyone is in a good mood when the sun's out and I love how vibrant everything looks.

This week's manicure is very vibrant as well. I got a new Essence nail polish called "Eclectic Blue", which looks like the sky on a summerday.
Not bad if you ask me! I have reviewed plenty of Essence nail polishes and thesame counts for this one: This nailpolish is very affordable (€1.69) and two or three layers will give you the perfect coverage. If you're in water for a long time though, they will flake.

I hope you enjoyed this post! See you soon!
Have a lovely Monday!

Sunday, June 25, 2017

EOTD: Beachy

Summer has officially started. I have been enjoying the sun and the beach lately and got some inspiration for a make-up look from that. Today's look represents the beach and the sea. I created it using the I heart make-up "Salted Caramel" make-up palette.

The gold and the brown on my eyelid represents the sand on the beach and the sun in the sky. The bright blue eyeliner on my lower waterline represents the sea.

Here are two full face pictures. What do you think of this look?

You can find more pictures and see more updates on my Instagram. Some of them don't get featured on here so make sure to check it out! 

Have a lovely day!

Friday, June 23, 2017

EOTD: Dory vibes

Goodmorning! Here I am again with a bit of a crazy 'eye of the day'.
When I moved into my new apartment with my boyfriend, I got my very own vanity. I've never had one before but I've always wanted one so that was very exciting for me.
The last couple of weeks I have been organising all my make-up and going through all my stuff, I realised I forgot some of the products.

For example, I didn't know how many different coloured or glitter eyeliners I had. I was immediately inspired to do something crazy. I created an eyelook with one pop of colour (the yellow winged eyeliner) and placed teal, blue and purple dots all around it.

This look reminds me of Dory from Nemo a little bit. It isn't something that I would wear to a job interview, but it's fun to experiment every once in a while.

What do you think of this look?
Thanks for reading! 

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

I ♥ Make-up Salted Caramel palette review!

 Hello, my name is Eva-Lynn and I'm addicted to make-up palettes that look like chocolate.
It all started with a make-up palette called "Naked Chocolate", that I got in Madrid. It looked like a white chocolate bar and I just thought it was so cute. The eyeshadows in the palette turned out to be really beautiful and work like a dream. It's no surprise when I found the next palette in the series, I just had to have it.
This palette is called the "Salted Caramel" palette. It looks thesame as the first palette, but the colours are different. This palette is dark brown with a half melted milk chocolate bar on top.

 The eyeshadows inside the palette are a lot darker than the eyeshadows in the first palette. There are also a few more "risky" shades in here. Aside from several different shades of brown, there's also a babypink, gold, orange and blue eyeshadow in this palette.

Here are some swatches of the colours in the palette. The darkest of all the eyeshadows do give a bit of fall out and the baby pink needs to be built up. All the other shades do quite well. I think they look really good.

I've been experimenting with make-up looks and I will have different options online soon. Until then, I hope you enjoyed this post and hope to welcome you back soon!

Have a good day!

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

OOTD: Dusty Pink

Hello lovelies and welcome to a new post! I have finally moved out of my old home and into a new one with my significant other. It's been a lot of work and putting furniture tigether aftwer finiqhing work at 4 in the morning is very tiring, but I couldn't be happier.

Last week I went to a party and I'd like to show you the outfit I wore that day! The dresscode was pink. I went for this lovely maxi dress by H&M and added matching shoes. My blazer is by Moggys.

I had so much fun and actually swung again. It's been years and I felt like a little girl again. The kid in the picture is my best friend's daughter. It was her party and she looked absolutely stunning!

I hope you're having a really good day! See you soon!

Monday, May 8, 2017

EOTD: Flawless part 3

Happy Monday! How have you been?
I'm back with another make-up look that I made using the Original Flawless palette by Make-up Revolution.
This will probably be one of the last looks I make with the Flawless palette.
Next week I'll start doing make-up looks using the Flawless 2 palette, which I haven't used for a look yet so that's something to look out for!
Today's look is another "darker", but soft look. I used a taupe eyeshadow in the crease and a chocolate brown eyeshadow in the outer corner of the crease to darken it up. After blending, I used two shades of shimmery silver. The lightest shade in the inner corner of my eye and the darkest shade in the outer corner.
Instead of going for liquid eyeliner, I decided to go for pencil eyeliner. I smudged it out a little bit and applied mascara as a last step.

Thanks for reading!
I'll see you soon!

Friday, May 5, 2017

EOTD: Flawless smokey eyes

Hello everyone! How are you doing? Last week I showed you my Flawless make-up palette and I promised you I would have more make-up looks online soon.
Today I created a darker, smokey make-up look that I created using the green and silver eyeshadows in this palette.

I used brown and dark grey (almost black) eyeshadow in my crease and outer corner. My lid is covered in green eyeshadow in the outer part and grey glittery eyeshadow in the inner part. Because the look is quite dark, I decided not to apply winged eyeliner. I did apply mascara to both the upper and the lower lashline.

In the following pictures you can see the full face end result. What do you think of this look?
I'll be back soon with more! 

Have a good day! 

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Revolution Flawless 2 palette ♥

Happy May!
Last week I showed you my newest make-up palette called "Flawless" by Revolution. And damn, that palette was indeed flawless. It impressed me so much that I decided to get the second "Flawless" palette.

The hot pink packaging doesn't shy away for anything or anyone, although the colours inside are a bit more neutral than the previous palette. Aside from a couple very bright copper and hot pinks, this palette exists mostly out of matte, cool-toned neutral shades. A few really nice blending colours, plenty of highlight colours and of course some shades to darken up your ideal look.

This is what the eyeshadow palette looks like. The colours in the right upper corner immediately caught my eye. They are very vibrant and bright, just how I like them. The colours on the left are taupes and browns, and plenty of different shades that can be used for blending or highlighting the browbone. I don't think I have any palette with this much blending colours. I love that they're in here though, you can make or break your look by using (or not using) a transitioning colour.
I swatched a couple of the eyeshadows from this palette. As you can see, the lighter shades and the matt eyeshadows are a little less pigmented than the darker or brighter colours. You might have to put a little more work in building up the intensity of the colours.
The black shades in this palette give a bit of fall out, but surprisingly, not much. The pigmentation of the other eyeshadows is good.

 I will be back soon with (-hopefully a ton of-) new looks!
Have a great day! See you soon!

Monday, May 1, 2017

Lifestyle: Moving in together!

Since I was 17, I have moved around quite a bit. The first time I moved away from my parents was to go to college. I lived in a tiny studio that I shared with roommates for a couple of years. Then, my sister and I got an apartment together, but as she moved out, I had to find a new place.

I have been living right in the center of Bruges for over a year now and as I got a first full time job - and a steady relationship- , I decided that maybe I should look for a bit of a bigger space.
My boyfriend has asked me to move in together and we got an apartment a couple of weeks ago!

I'll keep you up to date on moving and am even thinking about doing a couple of posts, showing you my interior and how I organize everything. Let me know if you like the idea! I'll see you soon!

Have a good day! Be happy!

Saturday, April 29, 2017

I ♥ Make-up Naked Chocolate palette review!

When I first got this palette, I was scared to use it. It almost looked too perfect. When I did the burgundy make-up look I was very pleasantly surprised and that's why I want to review it for you.
I only got the Naked Chocolate palette, but I ♥ Make-up cosmetics has a couple different versions of this palette too.

This is what the eyeshadows look like. A few mattes and a couple of shimmery shades. Some dark tones and some lighter ones. There are 16 different shades in this palette.

Here are some of the swatches. The shimmery colours are very pigmented but you need to build up the intensity of the matt eyeshadows.
I really like this palette. I certainly enjoyed using it the first time and have been trying to create more new looks with it. I'll be back soon with some more make-up looks and reviews!
Have a lovely day!

Thursday, April 27, 2017

Freedom Noir Mattes collection review

My mom and I have been on the hunt for nude lipsticks that suit her. We have been trying different brands and shades. I often get something from the drugstore while my mom likes to browse the Internet looking for brands or shades she likes.

A couple of weeks ago we were scrolling through websites together when she found a bunch of nude lipsticks that she wanted to try from the brand "Freedom". We also found the Noir Mattes collection at thesame time, which was a set I really, really liked. 
We decided to both order one of the sets. A couple of days ago mine arrived and I can't wait to show them to you! 

The Noir Mattes collection exists out of five different lipsticks. All of the lipsticks are darker shades. 
I wish it was autumn again for a week so I could wear these lipsticks on a daily basis. Right now, I like to use them in the evening or when I have an event.

In this picture you can see the swatches of the five different colours. They range from 'light' to dark. The pigmentation is flawless.

"Twilight" is a gorgeous, deep wine red lipstick that's perfect for a dinner party or a date night.

I feel like "Watching" is the softest, most 'natural' colour in this collection. Okay, it's not your typical nude and it does draw attention, but it's still very wearable. This shade is a darker pink.

"Midnight" is the darkest of the three red shades. It's a couple shades darker than "Twilight". This lipstick has a hint of purple in it but it's very subtle.

"Darkness" really is a challenging lipstick, you do need some guts to wear this one out in the streets. The colour of this lipstick is purple. 


If you hear the name "Noir", you would expect this lipstick to be black. It isn't. "Noir" is a deep purple shade. It's a few shades darker than "Darkness". It might look like it's black from a distance, but once you get closer, you'll see the difference.
Might not be for everybody, but I think it's a very nice colour. Maybe a bit more fall and winter appropriate, but not less beautiful.

This collection is one of my favourites so far. The colours are very beautiful and very pigmented. The lipsticks are a bit dry though, so make sure you use a good lipbalm after you remove the lipstick. You could also scrub your lips before applying make-up so you don't see any bumps through the lipstick.