Thursday, September 27, 2012

EOTD: Maroon and gold

Hey hey!

Time for another EOTD!

Products used:
- MAC Select cover up concealer in NW20
- Catrice Brow Kit to fill in my brows 
- MAC Blanc Type on the browbone
- MAC Wedge to blend out the crease
- MAC Idyllic paintpot (LE) on the lid as a base
- MAC Reflects Blackened Red on the lid
- MAC Embark in the crease
- Urban Decay Half Baked on the inner corner
- MAC Wedge and Embark on the lower lashline
- MAC Blacktrack fluidline on top and bottom waterline
- Covergirl Lashblast Mascara
- Red Cherry lashes #415

Thanks for stopping by!


Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Tutorial: How I do my brows


A quick tutorial on how I fill in my brows and what products I use.

Products I use:
- ELF Eyelash & brow wand
- MAC 263
- Catrice Eyebrow Set (or MAC Omega and Brun)
- ELF Lash & brow clear mascara

1. Start with groomed brows. I always do my face (foundation, bronzer, blush) before I do my brows. That way I don't mess up my brows while applying foundation or bronzer.

2. Comb the brow hairs up with a spoolie brush.

3. I then trace the bottom of the brow with the darkest colour and an angled brush. I often dampen my brush before applying the powder for a sharper line. Also, notice I don't trace the first 1/4 of the brow.

4. Fill in the rest of the brow with the lighter colour, focussing on the outer 3/4 of the brow. Finish off by combing through with a clean spoolie and setting with a clear mascara.

Done! Quick and simple with inexpensive products, except for the MAC brush but there are lots of cheap angled brushes out there.

Until next time!


Tuesday, September 25, 2012

EOTD: Green smokey eye with a hint of purple

Hey everyone!

Just a quick EOTD for today!

Products used:
- MAC Select cover up concealer in NW20
- Catrice Brow Kit to fill in my brows 
- MAC Blanc Type on the browbone
- MAC Wedge to blend out the crease
- MAC Bows & Curtseys (LE*) on the lid and lower lashline
- Inglot 418  in the crease
- MAC Fresh Approach (LE) on the top inner corner
- Inglot 441 and 439 on the bottom inner corner
- MAC Blacktrack fluidline on top and bottom waterline
- Covergirl Lashblast Mascara
- Ardell Demi Wispies

Until next time!


Quick question: Do you prefer large pictures like these, or slightly smaller ones?

* LE = Limited Edition

Saturday, March 17, 2012

Swatches: Butter London nail polishes.

Hellow everyone!

Guess who's back!!

Today I have some swatches from Butter London. I love their nail polishes! I know they are a little pricey, but so are OPI polishes here in Belgium ( and the Netherlands). OPI and Essie are just as pricey!
These polishes go on smoothly and they have some really cool colours. They are also 3 free, which means they don't contain formaldehyde, toluene or DBP
These are the ones I have:

All Hail The Queen
"Rock it like royalty in this opaque, holographic beige. If you love our best selling lacquer Yummy Mummy this winter version will delight!"

I love this polish, it's a nude with a little somthing extra!

Henley Regatta
"Glitters like the Thames on a sunny day. A fusion of green and blue glitter that varies in intensity depending on the light…Beautiful!"

Super glittery polish! Great for layering over a blue or green.

The Black Knight
"A dark dazzler from butter LONDON, this glitter fusion contains black, pink, blue, and silver suspended in a black base."

This was my favorite polish of 2011!! I love it. Too bad it was limited edition...

I purchase my Butter London Polishes @

I apologize for the lack of posts (again), but I still can't find the charger for my camera... I hope I find it soon because I really want to do some EOTD's!

Thank you for stopping by!


Thursday, January 5, 2012

Favorites: Happy 2012 and 2011 favorites!!

Hello everyone!!

First of all, happy new year to all of you! Hope you had a great holiday season and that you'll have an amazing 2012!

Secondly, I apologize for being MIA for soooo long (again)... Since I never posted October, November or December favorites, I decided to just go ahead and put my favorite products from 2011 all in one post.

I've devided these products into different categories and tried to pick one or two favorites for each product. For some products I've chosen a specific shade or colour, for others I didn't. Since my list got pretty long, I'll get right in to it!

I wanted to take pictures of all the products, but I can't find the charger for my camera, so I provided a link for each product so you can have a look at it.

- Face wash: L'Oreal Perfect Clean wash gels (360 Go Clean wash in the US)
- Face mask: LUSH fresh face masks
- Makeup remover: The Balm Balms Away & Carrefour Discount face wipes
- Toner: LUSH Tea Tree Water
- Moisturizer: Clinique Dramatically Different Moisturizer Gel
- Foundation: Revlon Colorstay & Catrice Photofinish liquid foundation
- Concealer: MAC Studio Finish Concealer (mixed with Stobe Cream for under eye area)
- Powder: MAC Blot Powder & MAC Mineralized Skinfinish Natural
- Powder blush: MAC Stunner & MAC Dame
- Cream blush: NYX Rouge Cream Blushes, especially Rose Petal
- Powder Highlighter: MAC Mineralized Skinfinish in Lightscapade
- Cream Highloghter: ELF Shimmering Facial Whip
- Bronzer: Rimmel Natural Bronzer in 021 Sun Light & Benefit Boxed Powder in Hoola
- Eyebrow pencil: Catrice Eye Brow Stylist
- Eyebrow powder: MAC Eyeshadow in Brun & Catrice Eyebrow Set
- Eyebrow gel: ELF Lash and brow clear mascara

-¨Primer: Urban Decay Primer Potion & MAC Paint Pots
- Single eyeshadow: MAC Mineralized Eyeshadow in Rare Find
- Eyeshadow palette: Urban Decay Naked Palette & Chanel Les Perles de Chanel
- Pencil eyeliner: Urban Decay 24/7 glide-on eye pencils
- Liquid eyeliner: L'Oreal Lineur Intense & MAC Superslick eyeliner
- Gel eyeliner: Catrice Gel Eye Liner & MAC Fluidlines
- Mascara: Max Factor False Lash Effect
- False Lashes: Red Cherry Lashes

- Lip balm: Smith's Rosebud Salve
- Lip liner: NYX Slim Lip Pencil
- Lipstick: NYX Round Lipstick
- Lipgloss: NYX Mega Shine Lip Gloss

- Base coat: Orly Bonder
- Nail polish: Butter London, especially The Dark Knight & CND Shellac
- Top coat: Seche Vite
- Nail Polish Remover: Carrefour Discount nail polish remover
- Hand lotion: The Body Shop Almond Oil Daily Hand & Nail Cream & LUSH Lemony Flutter

- Shower gel: The Body Shop Coconut Shower cream
- Body Lotion: The Body Shop Body Butters (Coconut, mmm...) & Vaseline Deep Conditioning Cocoa Butter Body Lotion
- Deodorant: Garnier Mineral Ultra Dry deodorant
- Perfume: Diesel Loverdose

- Shampoo: Bonacure Hairtherapy Hair and Scalp
- Hair mask: Garnier Fructis Nutri repair mask
- Styling products: Matrix Vavoom Gold Heat Iron In Control & Nivea Root Lifter
- Styling tools: GHD Classic Styler & Babyliss Rotating brush
- Hair spray: L'Oreal Elnett
- Hair colour: L'Oreal Casting Creme Gloss

And that's all of them! What were your favorite products in 2011?

If you have any questions or comments, feel free to let me know in the comments!

Thank you for reading :)


Sunday, November 6, 2011

Basics: An eye chart / diagram


Today we're going back to basics! When I make an EOTD and explain where I put which colour, I assume most of you know where your crease, waterline, outer corner or brow bone is. I decided to make a little eye chart to show the different parts of the eye and explain the different areas.

Yes, you're allowed to laugh at this colourful mess :) I suck at using editing programs lol.


Light pink - Brow bone: This is the brow bone area. Usually light colours are used here to highlight the brow bone and make it stand out more. I personally prefer matte highlight colours here, but you could use shimmery ones just as well.

Red - Crease: The is the crease. The crease is were most people's eyelid kind of folds. If you touch this area with your finger, you can feel where the brow bone stops and your eye ball starts. Darker colours are used in the crease to define the eye. Or you could use a lighter colour to blend out the colour on the lid for a smooth transition.

Orange - Lid: This is the lid of the eye. It's the skin that covers your eye ball and moves when you blink. You can keep the lid light to make  your eyes appear bigger, or go for a darker colour for a more sultry lid.

Yellow - Inner corner: The inner corner is often highlighted, like the brow bone, to make it pop. I like using pale shimmery colours here that will really open up the eye and make it look more awake.

Purple - Outer corner/outer V: The outer corner or outer V (referring to the horizontal V-like shape) is usually where dark colours are used to give the eye more depth. Darker colours on the outside of the eye give the eye a lift.

Black - Upper lashline: Usually the upper lashline is lined with black or brown. You can use pencils, eyeliners or eyeshadows for this. A smudged out dark colour along the lashes will make them look a lot fuller.

Blue - Bottom / lower lash line: I personally don't put eyeshadow on the lower lash line on a daily basis. I will put the same colour I used on in the crease or outer corner along the lower lashes when I'm doing a darker look. Sometimes I like to use a completely different colour for a more interesting look.

Green - Waterline: The waterline is the skin that is in between the lashes and the eye. For a very dark smokey eye, I like to use a black eyeliner, but usually I don't put anything on the waterline. To make your eyes look bigger, you can use a white or cream coloured pencil.

And that's it! I know there are different ways to name the parts or the eye but these are the names I use to explain where I used which colour.
I also know most of you don't need an eye chart to know what I'm talking about, but even if it only helped 1 person out there, I'm happy :)

If you have any questions, feel free to ask me in the comments!

Up next: October favorites!


Sunday, October 23, 2011

EOTD/swatches: Green and red look with the Sleek PPQ Me, Myself & Eye palette


It's time for another EOTD! This time I used the PPQ, Me, Myself & Eye palette from Sleek (can you tell I love Sleek palettes?)



Swatches of the first row (over MAC Face and Body N2):


Swatches of the second row:


And here's the look I came up with!


Products used:

- MAC Vanilla: applied with a flat shader brush as a brow bone highlight.

- Sleek Supernova: to fill in my brows softly with an angled brush.

- Sleek Golden Silvers: as an inner corner highlight, applied with a pencil brush.

- Sleek Chris The Burgundy: on the lower lash line, slightly winged out, applied with a pencil brush.

- Sleek Blue Monday: applied all over the upper lid with a flat shader brush.

- Sleek Primal Green: used in the crease with a blending brush.

- Sleek Black Box: applied with a pencil brush in the outer corner and smudged along the lash line.

- MAC Blacktrack fluidline: used on the top and bottom water line with an angled brush.

- Max Factor False Lash Effect: couple coats of mascara on the top lashes, one coat on the bottom lashes.

- Ardell Demi Wispies: I added lashes with Duo lash adhesive.

I didn't know which colours to use when I started doing this look, but I like how it turned out! I like how the red on the bottom brings out my green eyes. I think this is a really nice way to make red eyeshadow wearable.

I bought this palette from Boozyshop but it's sold out there. It is still available on the Sleek makeup website for £6.49 or €9.

Hope you like it and thank you for stopping by!

Up next: different parts of the eye - an eye chart.