woensdag 27 april 2016

PR event : Jane Iredale, Environ , Pure leaf and Phyt

Today I was invited for a PR-event in Antwerp (Belgium).
This PR event was organised by Marnix&Ally (marnixandally.com)
On this event several brands were collaborating to give the visitors a unique experience to discover their brands.

Sit back, relax and enjoy all things I want to share with you from what I've seen today.

Skin analysis by Environ

The first brand that caught my eye when I walked in, was Environ.
I think the skin analysator is really what attracted me.

I never had my skin analyzed before, so this was quite an experience for me.
I took place on the chair, my foundation was removed and a picture of my skin was taken.
I had to place my chin on the holder (you can see it on the picture above).
A flashlight went of for two times. My skin was captured, and the analysis could begin.

At first, we zoomed in on the picture to see if there was some damage on my skin that could already be seen.
Luckily for me, my skin was not bad at all. 
I only have to use even more hydrating products because I have a very dry skin.

Yes, this image above is shocking.
I didn't know what to say when I saw this.
On this picture you can see what damage the sun had made on my skin, it is horrible.

But there is also a good prospect.
When I start to use sunscreen everyday as a basic product in my routine, the damage can be put on hold and my skin can recover and can even become more healthy.

This is a picture that shows how my skin would be in 15 years if stopped using my skincare products.
I only have one recommendation: keep using your skincare products, your skin will thank you by growing old beautifully.

Off course the person who analyzed my skin also recommended me some products by Environ.

Environ's philosophy is to maintain a beautiful skin for a life time, no matter what your age, skin tone or gender may be.
I even got some products to try out and I will definitely come back to these products when I tried them out.

Jane Iredale makeup touchup

With all my foundation that was taken of for the skin analysis, I was invited by Jane Iredale's makeup artist to give me a quick touchup so my makeup would look flawless again.

I got to see the spring collection by Jane Iredale in real life, and it was looking good!
These are really my style of colors for an everyday makeup.

Jane has always thought of makeup as an essential part of a woman's sense of well-being and she wanted to make that easy to achieve.
All her mineral powders are foundation,s, concealers, powder and sunscreen in one!
Her goal is to make products that look good, feel good and are good for the skin.

I tried the mineral powder and I have to say: what a pigmentation! Because this is mineral makeup the pigmentation is really awesome.
So when you decide to buy Jane Iredale, start with a small amount of product :D

In the picture above you can see some pieces of the entire Jane Iredale collection,
 but there is a lot more!

And hey, what do I spot there? 
A drink by Pure Leaf, I will tell you more about this brand.

Pure Leaf Tea

There was a cosy drinking stand with some tea by Pure Leaf. Off course I wanted to taste it myself.
And I have to say, it was good (at least the first drink was).

I got myself a Pure Leaf Lemon Tea.
This is 95% real tea with some lemon extracts added to it.
It was delicious!

But then, they gave me a bottle of the Pure Leaf Mint Tea.
Same principle as the Lemon version, only in this one mint extracts are added.
I didn't like this one at all, but maybe it was my taste that was different?

I would recomment trying the lemon version :D


And then something cute caugt my eye, the plants by Phyt.

Epi(Phyt)e are airplants that only need daylight and occasionally water to survive.
These plants are very easy to care for and add a unique green detail to your home.

I really think this composition of plants is adorable.

Plants that phyt everywhere (you get it :D?)

In this picture you can see the place where all the magic happened today. 
I am so glad that I was invited to this event.

The brands jane iredale and environ are sold worldwide and you can check their website to find your nearest sellingpoint.

Pure Leaf is from the same distributor as Lipton (Ice Tea), so they will come in you supermarket soon!

Phyt can be bought online on their website (www.phytplants.com/)

What do you think of the products I spotted today?
Are you interested in one of them?

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maandag 25 april 2016

Be the queen on Kingsday with Essence

We all know that in The Netherlands the people love to celebrate the birthday of their King and they do it with a huge event: Kingsday.
Kingsday is allready coming up this week: 27 th of April.

Off course we, beautylovers, have to look our best on such an important day. 
We sure do have to look 'Queen-proof' :)
And that's why Essence released a limited edition look for Kingsday.

Let's take a look at the products.


A Kingsday look asks for some  outstanding lashes.
That's where this mascara comes in. 
The 'Get Big! Lashes mascara' gives your lashes a boost in volume and curls your lashes like you've never seen before. 

 Off course we can't go out if our lips aren't poppin'.
Essence created a nice red lipstick. And we al know, red lips do make a statement!
This is the Longlast lipstick in the color 02 All you need is red.
To make your lips even prettier you can use the lipliner 10 - Femme Fatale with this lipstick.

A soft pink blush with some orange accents is essential for a nice look.
That's were this Mosaic blush  10 miss floral comes to join the productlist.
This blush gives your cheek a feminine glow and will let your shine like a real Queen!

And when we think about Kingsday, off course we can not imagine that there would be a collection without any orange colors.
But we want to keep it subtle, so we're just wearing a orange gel nail polish.
The nailpolish in the picture above is the color 66 shade of happiness

get big! lashes mascara - € 2,39
longlast lipstick 02 all you need is red - € 2,39
lipliner 10 femme fatale - € 0,99
mosaic blush 10 miss floral - € 2,99
gel nailpolish 66 shade of happiness - € 1,69

With all these products used in your look, you will be totally Kingsday-proof!
This collection is in store now.

What do you think about this collection?
Will you be buying one of these items?

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Disclaimer: I haven't tried these products yet. This is just information about this collection, not a review.
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zondag 24 april 2016

Lancome Ombre Hypnose - Erika

One of the mono eyeshadows that I adore is the Ombre Hypnose - Erika by Lancome.
I love this mono eyeshadow because it is more than just an eyeshadow to me.
I'll tell you more about it in this blogpost.

Ombre Hypnose is a very known product in the Lancome assortiment.
The eyeshadows lasts a long time and gives a very good pigmentation.

As you can see the mono eyeshadow comes with a small eyeshadow brush.
I prefer to apply it with my own makeup brushes but this applicator might come in handy when you're on a holiday and you don't want to take all your brushes with you.

I took two pictures of my swatch because the light comes in differently on both pictures.
As I said this eyeshadow is more than just an eyeshadow to me, I like to use it as a highlighter for some looks too.
The color has a nice glow, is not to coloured and is a perfect highlighter for the inner corner of your eyes.

Lancome Ombre Hypnose Erika - € 29,80

Do you also have eyeshadows that you use for other goals? 
I am always looking for new inspiration ;)

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woensdag 20 april 2016

Spring outfit, makeup, hair and Issey Miyake handbag

Oh yes, I am so happy!
When the sun is shining I am in an instant good mood.
I love it that (finally) spring is in time.
I got dressed up and did my hair and makeup to provide you from lovely spring pictures and lovely ideas.

In the morning it's always a little more chilly outside so I decided to wear my faux-fur coat.
I don't wear real fur because I don't like it when animals have to suffer to make our clothes.
A nice faux-fur can also be beautiful.

In the afternoon when the sun is shining a little bit more, the faux-fur coat goes off and my pastel pink blazer can be seen.
I like to wear some soft colors during springtime.

My handbag is a handbag by Issey Miyake.
Everyone knows the brand because of their perfume called L'eau d'Issey but they also have some pretty nice handbags.
Issey Miyake bags are made of some special shapes that are playing with light.
These bags are for modern women but also for the more classical types out there.
I absolutely adore this bag!

I also got completely dolled up.

I did my hair in an elegant knot made with a headband.
I will make a tutorial for this hairstyle soon and put it on my blog so you can all try to make your own 'headband knot'.


As makeup I applied my Chanel Vitalumiere Aqua foundation in shade 12: beige rosé.
I used some Terracotta powder by Guerlain on my cheekbones and put some highlighter (metéorites by Guerlain) on my nose, forehead, cheekbones (just above the Terracotta powder), chin and on my cupid's bow.


My eyebrows are done with the Anastasia Beverly Hills pomade in shade blonde.


My winged eyeliner was done with the liquid eyeliner by Estee Lauder because it is completely smudge-proof (which is nice on hot days so it won't go running).
I also applied a neutral eyeshadow by Clinique. I used the new lidpop eyeshadow in shade 08-petal pop.

My lips are done with a nude lipliner by Bellapiére and lipstick L'absolue rouge in shade 06  by Lancome.

If I have to believe my dog, my look was good because she didn't stop staring at me :D
Oh god, I love her!

What do you think about my springlook?
What do you like to wear during spring?

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zondag 17 april 2016

Moschino Fresh Couture - a couture scent

Last week I went to the perfumery in town and there was a perfume that immediately caught my eye:
Moschino Fresh Couture.
I couldn't resist and I had to buy it.

The perfume comes in a very solid and luxurious box.
While I was opening the box, I felt like opening a jewelbox.
And in the middle of the box I found my 'diamond': my perfume bottle.

The name Fresh Couture is a logic composition.
Fresh stands for the fresh scent the perfume has, and couture stands for the brand Moschino, which a couture brand.

This perfume is a floral woody perfume that plays with fresh and happy accents and contains some strongly feminine accents.

This perfume is a composition of a variety of ingredients, here are some of the main notes:

top notes -  tangerine, ylang-ylang and bergamot
heart notes - raspberry, osmanthus and white peony
base notes - white patchoulli, several light woods

If there was an award for original perfume bottles, this perfume would definitely win that award.
I mean, how fun is this bottle!

Be careful: when you want to use this perfume you need to remove the top to reveal the spray.

Moschino Fresh Couture is available in these sizes:

30 ml - € 39,95
50 ml - € 59,95
100 ml - € 79,95

What do you think about this perfume and the original bottle?

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woensdag 13 april 2016

Urban Decay - XX Vice Ltd Reloaded

Urban Decay is turning twenty and is celebrating it with a limited edition release.

This is the release I've been waiting for since the announcement of it: Urban Decay XX Vice Ltd Reloaded.

When I saw the packaging of this palette, I fell in love.
Urban Decay always surprises us with lovely palettes wrapped in lovely boxes.

This ultra-limited edition collection features 20 addictive shades.
The eyeshadow span the entire Urban Decay history. 

Some of the shades go WAY BACK (like Gash, Acid Rain and UV-B), others are now in the current collection and some new shades have been added to this palette.
Off course some of the favourite shades that were used in previous palettes had to be included too.

Like in every Urban Decay palette, there is a brush included.
In this Vice palette it is a two-faced brush.
I love the quality of the brushes Urban Decay offers in their palettes.
They are so good and easy to take with you when you are on holiday.

This palette offers a variety of colors so you're free to experiment a lot with these lovely colors.
Let's take a closer look at the pigmentation of the colors.

My absolute favourite color is goldmine, what a nice gold with a nice sprakle and super pigmentation!
The runner-up favourites are: freakshow, hot pants and UV-B.

The Urban Decay XX Vice Ltd Reloaded palette  is now available!
Hurry and get yours quick because this is an ultra-limited edition!

Urban Decay XX Vice Ltd Reloaded - € 53,00

What color is your favourite one?
Would you buy this palette?

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dinsdag 5 april 2016

Helena Rubinstein Lash Queen Mascara

Today I am writing my blogpost about one (or should I say two :D) of my favourite mascarss:
Helena Rubinstein.

Helena Rubinstein was THE mascara brand back in the days.
Did you know that they launched the wold's first waterproof mascara?
 They made if for a water ballet  event in New York on a international exhibition.

The brand did great at that exhibition and women started wearing mascara and no longer had to worry that it would run out.
Waterproof mascara became a musthave for every woman.

Helena Rubinstein is still very known for their awesome mascaras. 
Let's take a look at my two favourite ones.

Today I am showing you two mascaras by Helena Rubinstein:

Left: Lash Queen Perect Blacks mascara.
This mascara ads more volume and definition to your lashes.
Your mashes won't get hard but still stay very supple.
I absolutely love this mascara for all my evening looks.

Right: Lash Queen Feline Blacks
This mascara ads intens volume and length to your lashes.
This is one of the best selling mascaras from Helena Rubinstein.
This mascara I use for my everyday looks.

On the picture above you can see the mascara that I like to use for my everyday looks.
It ads lengts and the volume like I want.

On this swatch you can see the mascara I like to wear for my evening looks.
It ads more volume than the other mascara and it doesn't smudge, perfect for a night out.

These mascaras are available for €30,15 and can be bought online or in your local perfumery.

Which one is your favourite mascara?
Will you try these out?

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