Thursday, May 31, 2012

Let's Talk Eyeliner! How-To Video + My All-Time Favorite!

Hello everyone!

So, in my very first post on this blog, I said that I was planning on recording make-up tutorials, which I still am! I'm just trying to find an efficient way to record and edit the material, because I tend to be quite chaotic and slow when I don't think everything through beforehand. I've already recorded one tutorial, but after a few weeks of contemplating I decided that I'm not satisfied with the end result, so I will record a new one as soon as possible. In the mean time, I hope you enjoy this blogpost, including a mini-tutorial on how I like to do my eyeliner!
^ My Precious ^

Friday, May 25, 2012

Summer Survival: Soothing Sunburns!

 Hey guys!

The unthinkable happened during the past days/weeks: The weather in Holland has been great! Maybe even  too great, since we went from depressing and rainy, to burning hot 'please-don't-make-me-wear-any-clothes' weather from one day to another. Of course I was psyched, but my poor, pale skin not so much. I survived about three days without crazy sunburns, but then my allergies started to pop up and suddenly I was covered in countless annoying itchy bumps. So I started to dig through our kitchen to look for some naturally soothing remedies, with success! These are some easy peasy options for you to try, in case your tanning-spree has gotten slightly out of hand.

Thursday, May 17, 2012

W7 "Silky Eyes" Shades of Brown Eyeshadow Quad: Review, Swatches and FOTD

Hi guys!

I must admit that I'm a huge sucker for cheap eyeshadow palettes, so when I saw this quad lying on the shelves in a drugstore nearby, I couldn't resist (I believe it only cost me about €3,-). All the eyeshadows have a silky (hence the name) metallic finish to them and this particular one contains a soft pink, a bronzy brown, a chocolate brown, and a frosty white (I wish they would've named/numbered the colors *sigh*).

Thursday, May 3, 2012

**Newsflash** Essie Nailpolish at Etos!

A quick update for my fellow dutchies who happen to have a nailpolish-addiction like me: From now on, the amazing Essie nailpolishes will be available in every Etos store! I'm probably not the first to notice - maybe even the last -, but I was SO excited when I found out that I just had to share!

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Make-up Artist of the Month: Alex Box

Hi guys and welcome to part I of my Make-up Artist of the Month series!

Over the past few years I've encountered so many amazingly talented make-up artists while browsing magazines and, of course, YouTube; people I'd never even heard of before. Their work is SO inspiring and creative and I think it's such a shame that those people are only known within the beauty industry (and sometimes not even there!), even though the biggest celebrities would look like crap without them. So I thought I'd start sharing some of my favorite make-up artists with you guys, people from all over the world who can work absolute make-up miracles.

Today, prepare yourself to be stunned by the work of Alex Box, the creative director of Illamasqua Cosmetics.