Colors of the rainbow tag!

Monday, May 27, 2013

Hey everyone! I'm so excited to write this blogpost! Most of you probably have seen the 'Colors of the Rainbow Tag' that has been going on on youtube. A lot of gurus have done it and I think it's such a cute and fun tag. So I decided to do it as well. I had to look around a bit, but I have found products that match the rainbow! :D

  • Yellow: For yellow, I've chosen the Benefit 'Dear John' daily moisturizer. The product itself is not yellow (Yellow cream, that would be a bit weird...) but the packaging is. This is a great moisturizer, I (try to) use this every day. Now the bad news... Benefit had completely changed their skincare line, so they have discontinued this facial cream. But I think they have a similar one in their line.
  • Orange: Vineyard peach scrub from The Body Shop. If you love peaches, you will faint when you smell this! It smells like fresh peach yoghurt. Heaven! This is a very creamy scrub and I love it. Love love love it.
  • Red: The perfect lipstick to buy when you are new at red lips. It's a coral red and because it's a lustre, it will be a bit sheer. Absolutely gorgeous. I think this was discontinued, but you might be able to find it at stores who still have a few in stock or at Ebay.
  • Pink: 'Bella Bamba' blush by Benefit. This hot pink blush is perfect for summer! It's bright, bold and very pigmented! I have to use a little bit, or else I look a bit like a clown :p But it is a gorgeous shade!
  • Green: I discoverd this brand of face masks and scrubs at Kruidvat (Belgian and Dutch drugstore). This is the Freemann Advocado and Oatmeal face mask. It works like a normal face mask: you put it on your skin, wait 10 to 15 minutes and rinse it off. It leaves the skin feeling soft and hydrated.
  • Bleu: The Bourjois Gentle Eye makeup remover. I can't say a lot about this. My favorite makeup remover ever, I keep repurchasing it. It's soft, gentle, takes of everything and doesn't leave a greasy feeling on the skin.
  • Indigo: The Rimmel '1 2 3 Looks' mascara by Rimmel. This is a mascara that can create three looks, when you twist the bottle to the desired stand. 1 is the least volume, 3 the most. I like 2 the most. 3 is a bit more dramatic and for me, perfect for a night out.
  • Purple: My favorite eyeliner-duo ever. What will I do when I run out of this? :( I've chosen this Eyeko eyeliner because of the 'Electric Purple' end of it. Crazy color, but you can create some pretty looks with this.
  • Multi-colored: I found this t-shirt at a store in Ghent, they're were having a sale. It's so colorful and I like it so much! This has actually inspired me to do this tag :D

When you read this, it means that YOU are now tagged by me to do this tag as well :D


Nail of the Day: NYX Advanced Salon Formula in 'Pastel Pistachio'

Friday, May 10, 2013

Hey everyone, I here today with another nail polish. This is 'Pastel Pistachio', from their Advanced Salon Formula line. This is a light green color, I haven't seen a color like this anywhere!

The first thing I thought when I saw the bottle was: 'These look so much like the Deborah Lippmann polishes!' And somehow, I've gotten really high expectations of this line. I saw a few colors on Temptalia and they were pretty good, so my expectations got even higher.

I like the brush of this, it has a bit of a short brush that isn't too skinny. The formulation of this polish was quite thick, however I needed 3 coats to get it opaque enough. It was a bit streaky. I don't love it, but I don't hate it as well. After 10 minutes, my nails stills felt a bit tacky and not completely dry. I was just a little bit disappointed, because I wanted to love this so much! But I love the color, I'll use it again :)

Have you tried this line of nail polishes?

Beauty Wishlist: May 2013

My Project Pan is ending June 1st, so I will spend the entire month of May dreaming about makeup products that I'd really like to try out. I decided to share this little 'wishlist' with you guys.

1. Real Techniques Brushes
I've heard al lot of great things about these brushes. They are created by Samantha Chapman, one of the Pixiwoo sisters. I'd like to try out the face and eye brushes! 
2. Bourjois Healthy Mix Serum Foundation
On of my class mates has this foundation and she looks perfect and glowy every day. I'm really excited to try this out one day! 
3. Lorac Pro Palette
This palette is supposed to be amazing! 8 matte eyeshadows and 8 shimmery colors. I'd love to try this out but there is one problem: It's not available in Belgium and I haven't found a website that ships it internationally. I think this product will stay on my wishlist a very long time... 
4. O.P.I. Couture Du Minnie Collection
This very cute collection contains 3 beautiful colors, 1 topcoat and 1 Liquid Sand polish. The colors are so pretty, I looked up swatches on google and they really look amazing! 
5. Maybelline Color Whispers 
I've heard these are similar to the Revlon Lip Butters. Too bad: not available (yet) in Belgium. 
6. Rimmel Scandal Eyes Kohl Liner in 'Nude' 
Perfect nude color for in the waterline, for a 'more awake' look. Need I say more? 
7. Bourjois Blushes 
I've been looking at these blushes for a long time in stores now, and I've decided to finally purchase one after my project pan! They say that these are dupes for the Chanel blushes! 
8. Stila 'In The Light' Palette
10 gorgeous colors, ideal for a daytime or nighttime look. These colors are just so pretty! 
9. Rimmel Wake Me Up Foundation 
Another foundation i'd like to try out! This has little shimmer in it, which wakes your face up lets it  glow. Again, a good friend of mine has this foundation and she says it's amazing.

So that's it for my May wishlist! My Project Pan is not over yet, but I can't wait to go to the store in June and buy some of these products!

What's on your wishlist? Let me know!

Discontinued Products That Need To Be Back!

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Hey everyone, today I wanted to do a blogpost about some products that I really like. The only downside on these products is: They are discontinued or the brands are no longer available in Belgium. I'm doing this blog post because I really like these products, but I feel like I can't do a separate review on them, because they aren't available anymore.

'I hate cosmetics companies. They get you addicted to the perfect lipstick or nail polish and then, six months later, they discontinue it. You have to buy your favorite colors like you're storing up for the Apocalypse.'
- P.S. I Love You 

This quote pretty much explains it all.

You will notice that a lot of these products are from Eyeko. Eyeko is an awesome that makes on of the best liquid liners out there. But their nail polishes and pencil liners are great as well. BUT... about two of three years ago they completely discontinued their whole makeup line and now, they only make liquid liners and mascaras. I can't even begin to describe how disappointed I was. I have found a website of a Belgian beauty store, Beauty Queen, where they still sell some of the Eyeko products. Maybe I should stock up?

1. Essence Multi Colour Blushes in 'How Cute Is That?' and 'Fashionista'.
These are not the most pigmented blushes I own, but they are gorgeous. I like the 'How Cute Is That?' one for a daytime neutral cheek, 'Fashionista' is also a nice neutral pink, but also perfect for going out.
2. Eyeko Cherry Fat Balm
You can use this as a blush or a lipstick. It's a gorgeous berry color and it smells like sweet cherries.

3. Urban Decay Deluxe Eyeshadow in 'Ruthless'
One of my favorite eyeshadows ever! Soft, pigmented and creamy. Everything we look for in a good eyeshadow. Urban Decay doesn't sell this type of eyeshadow anymore, too bad :(

4. Eyeko Graffity Eyeliner in Black
Pigmented. Black. Lasts all day. Great. The best liner ever.  I've noticed this is drying up a little bit. Why, Eyeko? Just why?

5. Eyeko Line & Shine Duo Colour Pencil in 'Electric Purple/Plum' and 'Electric Blue/Teal'
The Plum side is my very very very very favorite everyday eyeliner. The other colors are so fun and bright for when you want to do a look with a pop of color.

6. Wet 'n Wild
They used to sell Wet 'n Wild in Di, but not anymore. The last couple of years, I've been hearing so much about this brand and I want to try out so much stuff. I have 2 palettes: This one on the photo and a neutral one. They are very old and I don't know their names. I love the texture of the shadows and I'd like to try out more.
7. Eyeko Nail Polishes in 'Tea Rose Polish' and 'Chichi Polish'
Eyeko had great polishes. They are pretty much opaque in one coat, why would they discontinue fantastic polishes like that?

So tell me, what product(s) do you LOVE, but aren't available anymore?

Tag: My life from A to Z

Saturday, May 4, 2013

 Hey everyone, a few days ago, I saw Sanja doing this tag on her blog. It looked like so much fun, so I decided to this this tag as well ;)

A. Age: 20
B. Bed size: Double.
C. Chore that you hate: Doing the dishes.
D. Dogs: Boxers
E. Essential start to your day: Breakfast: 2 slices of bread with jam.
F. Favorite color: Red, Taupe and Navy.
G. Gold or Silver: I like them both, lately I prefer gold!
H. Height: 177cm or 5'10 ft
I. Instruments you play: None :( 
J. Job title: Student
K. Kids: Hopefully, 2 kids (but not now!!)
L. Live: Near Brussels, Belgium! 

M. Mother’s name: Liliane.
N. Nicknames: Ast.
O. Overnight hospital stays: None!
P. Pet peeves: Smacking food, lying, telling stories behind my back,...
Q. Quote from a movie: 'I went to a party once, and there was a palm reader there and when she looked at my hand, she just froze. And I said to her "I know. My lifeline is broken. I know I won't live past thirty.' (Factory Girl)

                                                  Sienna Miller in 'Factory Girl'

R. Right or left handed: Right.
S. Siblings: Two older brothers.
U. Underwear: I own too much & I like fun colors and lace details!
V. Vegetable you hate: I love vegetables, I eat them all... except Beetroot.
W. What makes you run late: Trying to figure out what I should wear!
X. X-Rays you’ve had: My foot and my wisdom teeth!
Y. Yummy food that you make: Pasta with ham, cherry tomatoes and mushrooms! (Recipe from Laura Vitale)
Z. Zoo animal: Giraffes and Pinguins.

I hope you liked this tag and I tag you all to do it as well ;)