December 2013 Beauty Favorites

Monday, December 30, 2013

Hello everybody! It's the end of the month again and that means: time for favorites! This month, I don't have a lot of favorites, but I used a few new products a lot this month so I have some stuff to show you guys.

Bye bye 2013, Hello 2014: My New Year's Resolutions

Sunday, December 29, 2013

Hey, lovely marshmellows. Each year, I don't take the time to make New Year's resolutions. This is the first time that I actually want to take the time to reflect on last year and make goals for the new one. I have a feeling 2014 is going to be amazing.


Nail of the Day: Christmas Eve Edition: Wrapped Gift

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Hello everybody! I'm back today with a NOTD. This is an attempt to do nail art. I saw this design on Cutepolishes 'Ultimate Christmas Guide' video on youtube and I decided to try it. I tried and it didn't turn out that amazing, but I still wanted to share this with you guys. 

The Christmas Tag!

Hello, my lovely readers! A few days ago, I was reading 'The Christmas Tag' on Sanja's blog. I wanted to do a Christmas tag for days now and I realised I better hurry up because it IS almost Christmas. So here it is, let's get to the questions.

1. Do you prefer a real Christmas tree or synthetic?
At home, we always install a real Christmas tree, so that is what I prefer. It smells nice and it looks really beautiful. Synthetic trees can look good too, but personally, I prefer the real ones.

2. You're in a coffee shop, it's December, what do you pick?
I actually never pick anything special, I haven't tried anything Christmas-related in a coffee shop. I usually stick with a vanilla latte with skinned milk. 

Highlight of my Day: Free Essie Nail Polish With Elle Belgique!

Monday, December 23, 2013

Hello everyone! Today, I went shopping with a friend in Antwerp. In one of the train stations from Brussels, we went to get something to drink in a little shop. Next to the register was the new Elle Belgique, with a FREE Essie nail polish. Elle is available in Belgium in two languages: Dutch/Flemish and French. I don't think you get the nail polish with the Flemish version.

The polishes are from the Essie Winter 2013 Collection. In the shop, there were two colors available and I got them both because I couldn't choose (Yes, my name is Astrid and I'm a Polishaholic!). The colors are 'Warm&Cosy Turtleneck', a beautiful mauve/purple and 'Shearling Darling', a dark blood red color. I love them both so much! I feel like painting my nails this evening!

Elle Belgique is available for €3,90 at your local new paper shop. I'm not sure if this offer is available anywhere, but I hope it is!

What was the highlight of your day?

November and December Empties 2013

Thursday, December 19, 2013

Hello, my sweet marshmallows! Today, I'm doing an empties post. I haven't done one in a very long time, the last one dated from june. But I finished up some products and I wanted to share my opinion about them with you guys. 

December Haul: The Body Shop, Kruidvat and Di!

Monday, December 16, 2013

Hi sweeties! Last week and in the weekend, I decided to go to the mall near my home town to buy some Christmas presents! I also found some things for myself, because a lot of stores were having sales. I got some things from the body shop (there is a bit of a dramatic story behind this), Kruidvat and Di. 

Nail of the Day: Illamasqua 'Scarce'

Sunday, December 15, 2013

Hello sweeties! Today, I'm showing you an Illamasqua nail polish in the color 'Scarce'. Sanja from Sparkle With Laughter sent this color to me and I painted my nails immediately with it! It's such a cool, interesting color.

A BIG thank you to Sanja from Sparkle With Laughter!

Friday, December 13, 2013

Today, I got a very special package in the mail! I won Sanja's from Sparkle With Laughter giveaway last week and the package got delivered at my door today. I was so happy! She included a very sweet card, that is now on my closet! :D

The prizes were: 
- 2 Yankee candles: 'Christmas Eve' and 'Kitchen Spice'. I could smell these even before I opened up the package! They smell amazing! I love candles so I can't wait to light these up.
- Illamasqua Nail Varnish in 'Scarce'. A beautiful milky pink color with black glitters. Very interesting color, I'm already wearing it on my nails (NOTD coming soon)
- Bare Minerals Shine On Palette. Oh my god. I can't even... It's one of the prettiest palettes i've ever seen! the gold packaging is so festive and beautiful! The products inside are so beautiful, I can't wait to try this out :D

So, with this blogpost, I wanted to give a huge shoutout to Sanja! She's an amazing blogger and she's so sweet! Make sure to visit her blog, you won't regret it ^^


Nail of the Day: Rimmel Space Dust in 'Aurora'

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Hello, sweeties! Rimmel's Holiday collection has finally arrived here in Belgium! I've been looking forward for this collection for weeks now. Ever since I saw photos of the Space Dust nail polishes, I know I had to get my hands on 'Aurora'. They had a few other beautiful colors, but this one was my favorite!

This polish is one of the 'Liquid sand' type polishes. It's very interesting because this is a gritty glittery polish, that looks quite matte at the same time. I love this kind of polishes. But if you don't like the texturised feeling on your nails, this might not be something for you.

What's On My Christmas List?

Monday, December 2, 2013

December is finally here and that means that we can put up our Christmas trees, go christmas shopping and enjoy the holidays! I've been wanting to do this blogpost for a few days now, but I decided to wait at least until december had actually started.  
Everywhere, Christmas collections and gift sets are popping up and I'm getting really excited for Christmas this year. I wanted to share some things with you guys that are on my Christmas list this year.

What's in my M.A.C. eyeshadow palette?

Sunday, December 1, 2013

Hey girls! I wanted to do this post for so long now, but I never got around to do it. I want to show you guys my M.A.C. eyeshadow palette. In this post, I'll tell you what colors I own and what I think about them. I wanted to this earlier, but I had some eyeshadows lying at Ghent and I always forgot to take them with me. But finally, let's go! :D