Saturday, June 30, 2012

W7 "Shades of Purple" Eyeshadow Quad: Review, Swatches & FOTD!

Hello everyone!

A few weeks ago, in my W7 "Shades of Brown" Quad review, I promised you that I'd tell you a bit more about the "Shades of Purple" Quad as well, so here I am! Read on if you'd like to see how I feel about this palette and if you'd like to know how I created this simple, bright smokey eye!

Monday, June 25, 2012

Rise of the HEMA Brushes (Dutchies Only)

Hey guys!

Today we're looking into some very affordable, pretty nice quality makeup brushes, which are unfortunately only available in the Netherlands, at HEMA to be precise. This is a Dutch store that sells pretty much everything you can think of, from clothes to alarmclocks to bicycles to kitchen supplies to pies to toys to, of course, makeup. It's been that way as long as I can remember, but

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Unboxing my Very First GLOSSY BOX!!

Hi guys!

Woeee I'm SO excited that my first Glossy Box has finally arrived! Our mail-guy came by this morning and I was staring at him through the window like some psycho stalker to see if he was carrying something girly and pink, but he wasn't! So I died a little inside, but then after 30 minutes or so, the door bell rang again and there she was, my savior from some other mailing company, holding something girly and pink(ish)! At that time I didn't even care if the content would be of any use to me, I was already very much in love with the packaging and with the whole idea of receiving this cute box every single month from now on :) Read on if you're as curious as I was to find out what's inside!

Saturday, June 16, 2012

FOTD: Edgy Cut-Crease/Cat-Eye + Video Tutorial!!

Hello again!

So the day of my very first real YouTube makeup tutorial has finally come *cheers* ! It still feels very weird and awkward, but also very exciting and new, so I'm very curious to hear what you think of it! The look I'll be doing is this very strong Arabic cut-crease cat-eye using only neutral colors. I think this would be

Friday, June 15, 2012

FOTD: Subtle Green/Brown Day-time Look - Photo Tutorial!

Hi guys!

I felt like showing you all how to do this supereasy daytime look using browns and silvery greens. I'm a big fan of the green-ish shadow I'll be using for this, because I feel like it suits my eyecolor perfectly! It's a very wearable look and I think the pop of green gives it just that bit extra. I hope you enjoy!

Saturday, June 9, 2012

INGLOT Summerlook: The Finals!

Hey guys!
Past wednesday, all the waiting finally came to an end: It was the day of the Inglot Summerlook finals in Amsterdam. The moment we - my friend and I - arrived, I immediately began drooling all over the place, feeling like an overenthousiastic crazy person among civilized, politely mingling public. All the colors were absolutely stunning and I almost died trying to control the urge to swatch everything. After a few minutes I thought I'd visit the bathroom before everything started and once again my timing skills didn't let me down: When I walked back into the store, three women ran my way to drag me to the room where the models were, because I had already missed the entire opening speech. How typical.

Anyway, from that moment on, everything went by very quickly. Each model was randomly assigned to one of the finalists. I was very pleased with mine: she was beautiful, the make-up looked stunning on her and she was very sweet and fun to work with. Next, it was time for my favorite part of the day: We were sent into the store to pick up anything and everything we needed to recreate our look. I felt like I'd won fifteen minutes of free shopping. *sigh*