As I follow and swear by a lot of local and international blogs -just like any other woman these days- I just kind of decided to start my own blog named Nails & Cupcakes back in February 2012. In July 2014 I wanted to finally take the plunge I had been doubting for so long, and decided to change the blog name to Minnebelle. What started out as a blog about cupcakes with matching nail polish, has now turned into a personal blog featuring mostly beauty, travel and food stories. I like to write about food that makes me happy, cities that make me dream and beauty products that truly work for me. 

I also have been nominated for a Knack Weekend Blog Award for Best Beauty Blog three times (2013, 2014 & 2015). I came in third in 2013 and second in 2015. Bronze & silver rocks!

There have been over 600 blog posts published on this website, but more than half aren't up anymore in an attempt to streamline the blog's contents as well as searchability and optimise photo hosting.

I'm a thirty-something beauty, food & travel fanatic. I lived in London for a very short while, and discovered my love for makeup there. Right now live & work in Belgium and still have the same interest for all things beauty. I have a special weak spot for high end luxuries, but also have a thing for finding budget products that sometimes perform even better than their luxury counterparts. 

All pictures are taken by me unless otherwise stated. Please don’t use any of my pictures (both product, look & profile) without asking for permission. This also applies to screenshots you take of my blog.
New shooting gear (from April 2014 on): Canon EOS 600D with a Canon 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS II Lens and a Canon EF 50mm f/1.4 USM Lens.
Old shooting gear (until April 2014): Sony NEX-3 with a 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 Standard Zoom  Lens, a 30mm f/3.5 Macro Lens and a 16MM f/2.8 Wide-Angle Lens.

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  • All photography by myself unless otherwise stated. Please seek permission before using my photography for any kind of article or project.