October favorites 2013 <3

Hi everyone!

Oh my god! The months are going so quickly lately. Just two more months and we are in 2014. So this means it’s time for some monthly favorites.

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First product that I liked is a haircare product. It’s the Macademia deep repair masque. I already bought it at the end of September, but because you can only use this product once a week I couldn’t tell back then if it was good or not. But now I can say that it is an awesome product! There will be coming a full review soon.
For skincare then, I really enjoy using the L’Oreal Sublim Soft eau micellaire. It is a toner and make-up remover in one. It’s ideal to use ase a toner/clarifying lotion to cleanse your skin. Or you can use it as a make-up remover. I use it as a replacement for the Bioderma eau micellaire. This product will also get a review soon.
And last I have two make-up products that I constantly use and love. One of them was in my september favorites as well. It is the Clinique Chubby Stick in Super Strawberry. It is such a nice product and color. It is great to throw on while your on the go. It’s easy to apply and it gives a nice color to your lips. The second one is also a lip product and it is a Mac lipstick in Amorous. It is the perfect fall/winter berry color! The lipstick glides on easily and is not really drying for your lips, and it is a beautiful color.

What were your favorites in October?

Xoxo N.

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Happy Halloween!

Hi everyone!

First of all I wanted to wish you a happy halloween! Second, I have a quick little post for halloween-inspired nails.

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I know it is nothing spectacular but I wanted something that you could also have on during the day. So I didn’t went to overboard and only went for a “statement” nail (my ring finger). I got inspired by a picture I found online and I wanted to try it out myself. It’s a simple black nail with some googlie eyes on it.

So here are the few simple steps to recreate this look.
1. Put on a clear basecoat
2. Put on 2 layers (or how many you like) of black nail polish
3. Take a dotting tool, dip it in your white nail polish and put 2 circles next to each other
4. Take a smaller dotting tool, dip it in your black nail polish and put a small dot in your white circle
5. Finish with a clear topcoat
And there you have some googlie eyes!

Xoxo N.

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Mini beauty haul

Hi everyone!

Today is time for a mini beauty haul. I needed/wanted a few things so I got them the last 2 weeks.

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The first item I got is the L’oreal Sublime Soft Eau Micellaire (dry or combination skin). I got this because I am running out on my Bioderma Eau Micellaire. I do like the Bioderma one, but I wanted to try out some other ones as well and the best thing is that the one from L’oreal only was around 4,50€, where the Bioderma one is around 17€. The second product I bought is from Qiriness, it is the Elixir Eclat Parfait. This product is a serum for anti-redness and anti-spots. It’s supposed to get rid of any redness and dark spots. Lately I suffer from redness on my cheeks, and I hope by using this it will calm my skin and reduce the redness. I bought this one instead of the Estee Lauder Even Skintone Illuminator. Because the Illuminator from Estee Lauder is supposed to put a little bit of glow on your skin, and I try to avoid that because I have a combination to oily skin. The next product is a lipstick from Mac and it is in the color Amorous (AB2). It is a satin finish lipstick. I was looking for a darker berry-colored lipstick and I went to Mac to look for one. I tried out a few colors, but this one looked nicest. Because my skin is somewhat lighter in the winter I didn’t want a color that was to dark. This one is just perfect. It is a nice berry color that is not to dark. The last product that I bought is the Longlasting eye pencil waterproof in Moss undercover. It is a darker metallic green color. I always use a black one, and I wanted to try out something else. Since the darker green is a fall/winter color I wanted to give that one a try. I already used the black one from Catrice and I like the product, so that is why I got their green one.

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Xoxo N.

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Product empties #1

Hi everyone!

Once every while you use a product until there is no product left. This is a post about those products, it’s a products empties. I will let you know what products I have used up, and what my thoughts were and if I would buy them again.

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The first product is the Wella Pro series Moisture treatment. This is a conditioner/masque for your hair. I really liked it. It gave my hair shine, it moisturized, it detangled my hair. It was like the perfect product. I would definitely buy it again, the only downside is, that it is no longer available in Belgium. So I bought me some products from Macadamia.

Another hair product that I finished is the Schwarzkopf Bonacure hairtherapy in Color Freeze. I liked this product, but I didn’t love it. I find it very hard to find a good shampoo and I’m not quickly satisfied with it. This one in particular is for colored hair. I don’t have full colored hair, but i have some highlights that I want to nurish as much as possible, that’s why I went for a color-treatment shampoo. It does help to keep you color for a long time, but beside that, it doesn’t do much else. I do recommend to use a good conditioner with it. I would recommend it if you want a good shampoo for colored hair.

The next product is the Rituals Yogi Flow shower gel. I love this product, it has a nice texture, it smells great and it gives a spa-like feelingx. Rituals has more of these products with different scents. I did buy it again already, I bought the Yogi Flow twice again, and now I wanted to try another scent, so i got the Sunrise one which is with a orange and ceder wood scent.

Another emptie is my Gucci by Gucci perfume. This one is the eau de parfum. I prefer eau de parfum because the scent is stronger and it stays on longer. This is a really nice scent and I would definitely buy it again sometime, but I want to try another scent first. I am looking to buy the new one from Armani, Sí.

The next product is a make-up product an it is the Dior Diorshow Iconic mascara. This is a great mascara! It kind of does everything you want from a mascara. It lengthens, gives volume, it separates the lashes. I really like to use this product. I know it’s more on the expensive side (around 30€ or 30$) but I think it is worth it, somethimes you have to splurge on your make-up if you can. I already got myself a new one that is waiting to be used.

The last product is a nail polish remover (kruidvat). I didn’t really used it up, because I didn’t really like it. I used it a few times to see if it was my nail polish that was hard to remove (because of glitter or a darker color) but that was not the case. Even my lighter colors were very hard to remove with this. I already had tried another one from Bourjois, and I liked that one way better. I wouldn’t recommend it if you are looking for a quick nail polish remover. There are other ones that work better.

What are the products that you used up and would recommend to people?

Xoxo N.

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September favorites <3 2013

Hi everyone!

It’s that time again for monthly favorites!

I didn’t try out much new products because it was kind of a hectic month. I graduated, I went cat-sitting for my uncle and aunt, I had to take care of some paper work and I am looking for a job now. So not to much time to buy new stuff.

Although I did buy one thing this month that made my favorites, and that is the Macadamia Moisturizing Rinse. It is a daily conditioner, you put it on after you used your shampoo and after a minute you rinse it out. It makes your hair so smooth and easy to brush, which is ideal for me because I have really tangled hair after washing it. I also have 2 lip favorites. When I don’t want to use a bold lip color I reach for my Nyx lipgloss in beige. It is just the perfect neutral color. Another favorite is the Clinique chubby stick in Super Strawberry. It is a slightly darker color, but it still is pretty neutral. I love the consistency of the chubby stick, it is moisturizing, it doesn’t dry out your lips and it has a good color payoff. For the eyes I have also 2 favorites, well actually 3, but the third one is the Covergirl under-eye concealer. It’s ideal to cover up dark circles. And the best thing is that it is moisturizing. I personally think it is important to moisturize the under-eye area, because it is a very delicate area that needs a good treatment. This month I used a lot of neutral eye make-up and for that I used my Wet’n’wild trio in Walking on Eggshells. This trio is ideal for a quick neutral look. And the last eye products is the Catrice Longlasting eye liner in black. Despite it is not a waterproof liner, it does stay on all day. I also use it when I go swimming, and even then it stays on. My last favorite is the grey Swarovski wrap bracelet I got as a present for the cat-sitting. A wrap bracelet was on my wishlist, but I didn’t really found one that could go with a lot of outfits, but this one surely does because I already wore it a lot.

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What were your favorites during September?

Xoxo N.

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RiRi for MAC

Hi Everyone!

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From tomorrow you can buy the RiRi collection for Mac in Belgium. Mac refers to the collection as “a range of decidedly daring yet classically gorgeous shades, finishes and tools, all encased in the metallic warmth of rose gold packaging. Lipstick in deep raisin, orange frost, creamy nude and the vivid red of RiRi Woo match gleaming Lipglass, while eyes in contrasting soft and smoky cocoas complement luminous skin”.

The collection contains eye shadow quads, eye lashes, mascara, eye liner, brow liner, lipsticks, lipgloss, lip pencils, blushes and tools.

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It looks like there are a few nice pieces in the collection!

Will you try out a product of the RiRi collection?

Xoxo N.

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Black and gold nails

Hi everyone!

Today i’m going to explain how to get these easy black and gold nails. I got inspired by a photo I found on the internet (which is the left photo), the photo on the right is my take on it.

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You will need: a base coat, a black nail polish, a gold nail polish, and a matte top coat.

The first thing you want to do is clean your nails, make sure all previous nail polish is gone. After that you want to file your nails in the shape you want them. After that you can start with the actual painting of the nails. First you want to put on a base coat, I used a clear nail polish with vitamins to strengthen my nails. After that i put on 2 coats of black nail polish (you can use 1 coat if you use a thicker nail polish). Make sure you give your layers a little bit of drying time, or you can use a fast drying top coat. After your 2 (or 1) coat(s) of black nail polish, you want to use a mattifying top coat, because your black nail polish should look matte. Last is the gold nail polish, it can be put on as if it were a french manicure. And then you should let it dry. Be sure to not use a top coat, because then your black won’t be looking matte anymore.

Xoxo N.

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