June 18, 2016

Essence lipstick collection | Lip swatches

Hi guys! I decided to share my Essence lipstick collection with you! I do want to say that some pictures are different and that's because I made these pictures on different moments.

Longlasting Lipsticks:

03 Dear To Wear
04 On The Catwalk!
06 Barely There!
12 Blush My Lips
13 Love Me
18 Matt Wanted!
19 Black Gosip
21 Très Chic 
27 Mystic Violet

Longlasting  Lipsticks: Nude
03 Come Naturally
05 Cool Nude

06 Don't Stop The Nude
 08 Velvet Matt

Matt Matt Matt lipsticks:
02 Perfect Match
03 Wow Effect
07 Purple Power
08 It's A Statement

Me & My Umberella Matt Lipstick:
01 Crazy Autumn Love

Velvet Stick Matt Lip Colour:
02 Peony Star
05 Plum Perfect

Matt Matt Matt Lipgloss
05 Simply Be An Icon 

Midnight Masquerade:
01 Dance Till Dawn
02 Bloody Marry Me

The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn part 2 lipgloss:
02 Renesmee Red

Glossy lipbalm:
03 lipgloss Cherry Brown

Lip Candies lipgloss:
03 Pastel Party

XXXL Longlasting Lipgloss:
05 Velvet Rose

If you want to find out more lipsticks (or other makeup) from Essence, click here.

June 10, 2016

The fun questions | Tag


Hi! I decided to do a personal tag, here we go:

1. When is your birthday?
27th February. I kinda hate it because it's the same date as my sister's birthday. She's 1 year older than me, but our birthday is 27th February...

2. What are 3 of your favourite colors?
I want to say black because I always wear black, but black isn't really a colour. So I will go for: blue, purple and red.

3. What are your 3 favourite quotes?
I think it's hard to have a favourite quote, especially 3 quotes, so I'm going to type the most recent quote I used:

Have no fear of perfection, you'll never reach it.
-Dalí

4. Are you addicted to YouTube?
Maybe...
..YESSSS

5. What are 3 of your favourite shows on TV or YouTube or both?
My favourite TV shows are The Vampire Diaries, Shadowhunters and Vikings. And lately I like to watch Jeffreestar, Shaaanxo and Sarah's Spark on YouTube. Make sure to check them out!

6. What are 3 qualities you like in a best friend?
Bookaddicted, weird and honest.

7. Do you like your name?
I don't know why but I've thought about changing my name when I was younger, but I'm happy with my name. I like that I have an Enlgish name even though I'm from Belgium.

8. If you have the choice to pick your own name, what will it be?
Lately I like the name Lily/Auburn so maybe that would be name.

9. What is your fantasy dream?
I have this werid fantasy thing that I'm an alien and they planted me in my mother's belly. Lol, I keep telling it to my friends because I'm so weird. 

10. Do you wear makeup?
I LOVE to wear makeup. I love eyeshadow, eyeliner and higlighter but I'm not the type of person to put foundation on my skin and contour everyting. I don't have something against people who use foundation and contour, but I like my (sun) freckles and I don't want to hide them.

11. What makes you cry?
A lot of things lately... Sometimes I can be depressed and don't know what to do, or don't know what makes me happy anymore. My future scares me, I'm not that social and it's hard for me to make new f'riends and next year I'll be in college with a lot of people I don't know and that terrifies me.

12. What makes you angry?
Dishonest people. I don't get why you would lie, it doens't make life easier. For example there's this guy at my school who has a girlfriend. On a party he kissed the girlfriend's friend and he and that friend lied to the girlfriend by telling that they didn't kissed. I don't get that you can lie to your girlfriend the entire time. They're still together and she doesn't know that it's all a lie.


13.What makes you happy?
My boyfriend, my friends, my cat and books make me happy. There are some days that I feel like shit and my boyfriend always makes me happy, so thank you Nick! My friends also help me through my bad days and I can laugh with them all the time. My cat is so weird, but I love her so much. And of course books... I love reading so it's obvious that books make me happy!

14. What is "Fangirling?"
Fangirling is freaking about books, movies, characters and so on. You can't stop talking about the thing that your freaking about and you have to share it with your friends. Is that a good definiton? :)

15. What are your 3 favorites snacks?
I like to eat fruit as a snack but I also love chocolate and waffles.

16. What are your 3 favorite foods?
Spaghetti, mac n' cheese and meatballs in tomato sauce (made by my granny).

17. What are your 3 favorite drinks?
Water, Ice Tea Green and alcohol (beer, wodka, cava,...). I sound like an alcoholic, sorry!

18. Can you tell us a little about yourself?
Well I'm a shy Belgian girl who loves reading more than going outside. I have a boyfriend and a black cat. I'm graduating at the end of June and I'm going to study at a College in September. I love rain and music and I can be creative. I work at a fruit and vegetable store. I got 9 earrings in total and a side lip piercing.
If you want to know more, just ask! :)

June 04, 2016

The Snake Den | Blog tour

Title: The Snake Den
Series: The Shadow and Ink Series #2

Author: Nikki Rae
 
Synopsis book 1: The Crow Box
The small wooden box is dirty, the size of a human fist, and sealed with wax. When Corbin takes it upon herself to clean it and break the seal, a voice she has tried to ignore gathers strength. Shadows play on the walls at night, and with a family history of mental illness, Corbin fears the worst. But the voice tells her it is real. That its name is Six and it will prove it in time.
Drawn to this mysterious entity, Corbin isn't sure what to believe and the line between reality and her imagination blurs more every day.
Some doors should not be opened; can this one be closed?

Synopsis book 2: The Snake Den
The box has opened a door to the dark place where the voice Corbin hears dwells. Not only that, but she’s brought it forth in human form, into her world, into the light. But others have been alerted to her existence, and Six is only the beginning of the imaginary becoming real. Torn between her love for Six and wanting a normal life, Corbin must decide if she should live in the light or hide in the dark.

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Nikki Rae 
Bio
Nikki Rae is an independent author who lives in New Jersey. She explores human nature through fiction, concentrating on making the imaginary as real as possible. Her genres of choice are mainly dark, scary, romantic tales, but she’ll try anything once. When she is not writing, reading, or thinking, you can find her spending time with animals, drawing in a quiet corner, or studying people. Closely. 

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June 03, 2016

Confess inspired make-up look | Tutorial

Hi guys! I love Confess written by Colleen Hoover and I wanted to create a make-up look inspired by the cover.
If you want to create this look, then keep on reading!

Click here for my review.

Products used:
  • Only You Large Make-up Palette 14 
  • Essence Lashes to Impress 03 Half Lashes
  • Essence Eyeshadow Primer
  • Essence Longlasting Lipstick Nude 08 Velvet Matt 
  • Catrice Highlighter Powder Stardust 010 
  • 2B Kajal-Kôhl Cream Velvet 01 Black
  •  Maybelline Mascara
  • Eyelash curler

Colours used: 











Tutorial:

1. Use some primer to prime your eyes.
2. Use a light shade as a base and a light brown in the crease.
3. Use some pink eyeshadow in the inner corner of your eyelid.
4. Use some purple eyeshadow in the middle of your eyelid.
 5. Use some dark blue eyeshadow in the outer corner of your eye and on your lash line.
6. Go again with the same brown in the crease to blend the colours.
7. Add some blue on your lash line.
 8. Put black eyeliner on your waterline and put some highlighter in the corner of your eye (and also on your cheekbones, nose and cupid's bow).
 9. Put on some (half) lashes and mascara.
 10. Put on a nude lipstick and you're finished!
I hope you enjoyed this tutorial!

 

Confess | Review

Title: Confess
Author: Colleen Hoover
Pages: 307 pages
Version: Paperback
Publisher: Atria
Rating: ★★★★★

Review 

Maybe we don't know love like an adult knows love, but we sure as hell feel it. And right now, it feels imminently heartbreaking. 

Confess tells the story of Auburn and Owen. Auburn is 21 years old and works at a salon. After work she came across a studio with confessions. And like fate she meets Owen. Owen is 22-years-old painter and just broke up with his girlfriend. He needs someone to work for him and then he sees Auburn.
They get to know each other more and that might not be such a good idea...


The sadness feels like warmth creeping it's way up my chest, creating an insurmountable pressure the closer it gets to my heart.

Confess is yet another amazing book written by Colleen Hoover. I love Auburn and Owen. I love that Auburn doesn't go all the way immediately and debates wether or not it's smart to work for a complete stranger.
Owen is such a good and cute guy. He sacrifices himself for his father and does everything for Auburn. He's one of the best book boyfriends I've read so far. And his
initials are 'OMG' and that's one of the best ways to describe Owen.
 
"I think love is a hard word to define," I say to her. "You can love a lot of things about a person but still not love the whole person."

I love that Colleen Hoover always has a different story to write about, she's so original. What I also love is that the proffesions the guys perform are cool. Like Owen is a painter, Miles (Ugly Love) is a pilot, Ridge (Maybe Someday) is a musician,... I cannot wait to read another book by Colleen Hoover!



Click here for my makeup tutorial inspired by the cover of Confess!