Saturday, 16 August 2014

A Hammam Bathing Experience with The Body Shop

Sorry I haven’t posted in five days - I’ve been debating what to do with this blog. Since Tumblr blocked Bloglovin’, I feel like a lot of you haven’t been reaching my posts in the same way you used to anymore. Obviously, I also feel slightly let down by Tumblr after having used their platform for so many years - although probably I should’ve anticipated that my kind of blog should have been hosted elsewhere. That’s why I’m going to move the whole blog to Blogger over the next week, so if all of the sudden you’re getting an error or login page: it’s ok, it means we’re almost there. In the meanwhile -being my last blogpost on Tumblr- I want to tell you about this new Wild Argan range by The Body Shop that I’ve been introduced to a couple of weeks ago during a fun evening with an interesting presentation followed by a delicious cooking workshop.

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#The Body Shop    #Skincare    #Argan Oil    #Review    #Wild Argan    #Rough Scrub    #Massage Soap    #Bubbling Bath    



Monday, 11 August 2014

This Summer’s Fragrances

I don’t go a day without wearing perfume - I feel like it’s as important to your daily outfit as a good mascara and a great handbag. Thanks to the blog I get to try and discover a lot of fragrances, some I don’t like too much, but then there’s also the scents I really love. Which is total awesomeness, of course. Long before I blogged myself or even read blogs, discovering scents was a whole different ball game. I fell in love with Mugler’s Womanity thanks to a sampler I got on Oxford Street (it reminds me of London), picked Miss Dior Chérie because I thought the bow on the bottle was pretty and wore Tommy Hilfiger’s Tommy Girl between the age of 14 and 20 because it just was “my scent” - I bought my first bottle of it along with my high school best friend on the ferry between Calais and Dover. These days it’s a little bit different, but I still seem to attach emotions and memories to my perfumes. Let me hook you up with some scents to create memories with during the Summer - from very affordable to a bit pricier,  these are six diverse scents I think are perfect to wear right now!

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#Fragrance    #Summer    #L'Occitane    #Cérisier Rouge    #Givenchy    #Verry Irresistible L'Eau En Rose    #The Body Shop    #Fijian Water Lotus    #Fendi    #Fan Di Fendi Eau Fraiche    #Vitoria Regia Night Flower    #Benefit    #Laugh With Me Lee Lee    #Review    



Saturday, 9 August 2014

The Perfect Summer Gloss

Chanel Glossimer Summer 2014

We’re totally here today to talk jelly Chanel glosses, but first of all I’d like to tell you about a little rain on my blogging parade on this beautiful and sunny day. Last week, Tumblr decided to pull the plug on Bloglovin’s access to all Tumblr feeds. This basically means that my 641 followers there haven’t been seeing a single post pop up in a week. I’ve noticed a negative effect on comments and visits, so I’ll wait a little to see whether Tumblr and Bloglovin’ reach an agreement, and if not I’ll have to migrate blogging platforms - something I don’t necessarily want to do because another 309 of you have subbed through Tumblr. I’ll keep you posted throughout this whole ordeal, but in the meanwhile.. please pop in directly. Now back to those glosses. I’ve been meaning to post about these for weeks but never really got around to finishing the pictures during these busy weeks. I took these glosses with me to test them out on my trip to Los Angeles back in June and they’re basically all I wore on my lips throughout the whole week. They’re sheer, moisturising, glitter-free and just so.. pretty.

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#Chanel    #Beauty    #Makeup    #Gloss    #Glossimer    #Lèvres Scintillantes    #Hello    #Sunny    #Sexy    #Review    #Swatch    



Wednesday, 6 August 2014

Awesome Strong & Shiny Hair Duo

My hair is definitely not easy and needs a lot of TLC - I’ve learned this the hard way. I love discovering new hair care products and have a special place in my heart for leave-in treatments and deep reconstructive rinse-out treatments. Combining both can be a little bit too much for some, but I’ve found a combo that is just about perfect. Joico’s K-Pak Deep-Penetrating Reconstructor is a multi award-winning (it just won the Stylist Choice Award for the 14th time in a row!) treatment for damaged hair and is not to be confused with a deep nourishing mask. It’s most of all designed to make your hair stronger. L’Oréal’s Mythic Oil Black Cumin Oil-In-Cream is a leave-in nourishing cream to protect hair when blowdrying, while also nourishing it. Used together these make for the most gorgeous shiny, soft, strong and sleek locks. A total dream!

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#Hair    #Joico    #L'Oréal Professionnel    #Mythic Oil Black Cumin Oil-In-Cream    #K-Pak Deep-Penetrating Reconstructor    #Review    



Monday, 4 August 2014

First Look: Chanel’s États Poétiques collection for Fall

Chanel Autumn Fall 2014 Etats Poétiques

Uh-oh, it looks like the Fall collections are already starting to march in while I’m still taking my time rounding up some Summery things to show you. I’ve been having some trouble keeping up with things due to some busy (but fun!) times, and to top it all off I have lost more or less all of the pictures I had prepared to edit for August’s posts.. So pretty much every good picture I had (it takes at least 50 bad pictures for one good one, I tell ya) is gone now. I did already re-take some pics this weekend, but the ordeal definitely did set me back another couple of days. However! I did already want to give you a quick little preview of Chanel’s new collection États Poétiques which is launching in a couple of weeks (August 11 for Belgium), as I got a lot of requests for pictures and swatches when I posted this on Instagram this weekend. And I really meant what I said in the caption: Chanel has brought us such a beautiful Autumn collection, it almost makes me long for the season..

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#Chanel    #Fall 2014    #Autumn 2014    #Make-up    #Beauty    #Etats Poétiques    #Poésie    #Swatches    #First Look    #Preview    



Friday, 1 August 2014

Demo: The Perfect Chanel Corrector/Concealer

Correcteur Perfection Long Lasting Concealer in Beige Rose 31

I might’ve told you already about my concealer addiction. No in fact I’m pretty sure I have, because I’ve been showing you an insane amount of concealers and correctors over the past few years. But you know.. A girl’s gotta do what a girl’s gotta do. And in my case that’s sharing my concealer wisdom and reporting back about little gems that I find that might also help you get rid of those pesky dark under eye circles. Earlier this year I was on set for work with the fabulous makeup artist Nanja (one of the Suriel girls) and spotted a nifty Chanel concealer with a promising pinky shade in her makeup bag. There’s nothing cooler make-up wise than sifting through a MUA’s kit and discovering new gems, I tell you! I took a quick picture of it, went to the store a couple of days later and didn’t hesitate for a second - Chanel's Correcteur Perfection Long Lasting Concealer in shade 31 Beige Rosé was destined to end up in my own personal little kit. And here it is!

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#MakeUp    #Beauty    #Chanel    #Correcteur Perfection Long Lasting Concealer    #31 Beige    #Swatch    #Demo    #Review    



Wednesday, 30 July 2014

Perking Up Tired Skin with Darphin

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The last couple of months have been pretty hectic and I haven’t really found the time to really relax and unwind since I went on holiday to Japan. Even though I love it when work is busy and I get to see my friends and family a lot (gotta love the Summer time!), I do regret not taking the time to blog as much as I’d want to and secretly also miss just chilling out in the sofa. Next to that, I also just look kinda tired. I’m one of those people that really need enough sleep, so whenever I get a couple of short nights of sleep in a row it really shows on my skin. Dull skin really is one of those issues that can be tackled with skin care, so I stocked this one anti-fatigue serum in my little serum department to use whenever things get a little sleep deprived. Meet Darphin’s Vitalskin Anti-Fatigue Dynamizing Serum, a serum with as its sole mission reviving your complexion. 

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#Skin Care    #Darphin    #Vitalskin Anti-Fatigue Dynamizing Serum    #Review    



Monday, 28 July 2014

Double Winging It with Dior’s Pink It-Line & It-Lash

Dior It-Line it-Lash

So how’s everyone feeling Summer? It’s been crazy hot (the humid kinda hot) here and I haven’t been feeling it too much. Luckily it does get a little fresher in the evenings, although our bedroom seems to be in permanent sauna-state these days. Either way, you didn’t end up here to talk about my bedroom or the weather. We’re talking liners and mascara today. A little while ago I was pondering whether wanted to try the new coloured Dior It-Line & It-Lash, because you know.. it’s still a lot of pink around the eyes and stuff. Sure there’s also a good old black version, but it is Summer and it’s almost obligatory to experiment with the hot and flashy colours when those are also part of the collection. Also, just because I’m a completely packaging nut, can we have take a moment and check out how pretty these look? Even the liner looks ultra luxurious!

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#Dior    #It-Lash    #It-Line    #Pink    #It-Pink    #Review    #Beauty    #Makeup    #Mascara    #Eyeliner    



Wednesday, 23 July 2014

Birthday Attire

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I know I’ve been just a little MIA the past few days and I do have some good reasons.. It’s what happens when there’s an awesome wedding and a few great parties all in one weekend! And I’ll also admit to being a little less resistant to sleep deprivation (and extreme heat, what is up with the weather?!) these days, so I’ve been laying around all knocked out and haven’t really found the vibe to blog. Either way, it’s my birthday today (EXCITEMENT!) so I had this one prepared already to break this random blog pauze. I thought it’d be fun to share my birthday attire make-up wise of the year, as it’s all about everything you love and you just know will work for you.. And this here is the blessed combo!

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#Birthday Attire    #Clinique    #Laura Mercier    #Chanel    #NARS    #Guerlain    #Dior    #Bobbi Brown    #MAC Cosmetics    #Estée Lauder    



Thursday, 17 July 2014

Win these awesome Rita Ora Rimmel polishes on my Instagram!

Get it while it’s hot! And it’s really super hot outside! Just because it’s a beautiful day & I have ten gorgeous Rita Ora Rimmel nail polishes just laying around.. I decided to put all ten of them up for grabs on Instagram. All you need to do is follow me on Instagram or Twitter, like and/or regram/retweet this picture for a chance to win all ten of these. Each action counts for one chance! I’ll pick a winner tomorrow evening with a randomiser. And in case you were wondering.. This is open internationally! :) And just to be complete: read the giveaway disclaimer here

#Giveaway    #Rita Ora    #Rimmel