What I’ve been up to #2

It’s been slow going on the Instagram front for me. I am simply too busy to be taking and post pictures on a regular basis. So I post something whenever I don’t forget to do so. That’s why there have been fewer pictures to show you what I have been up to as well. But today I will do a short round up of what has been going on in my life.

Trying out new make up for one!

I created this stunning smokey eye with the Stila Eyes are the Windown of the Spirit palette. This Stila palette needs a lot more love! I have yet to post a full review, but I absolutely love the quality of these shadows.

I went to Amsterdam to buy some jeans but figured that there they would have and H&M beauty counter. I picked up some their products. I already reviewed the bronzer and am working on putting together the rest.

One of the reasons why I’m busy is because work is busy. A few weeks ago that led to many rewarding views of sunrises. By now it’s already quite bright by the time I leave for work, so I miss these pretty views, but it does mean that I can take some pictures of make up looks in the morning.

Fresh flowers have become a staple in my house ever since spring hit. I bought two vases in the past few months so I could have some flowers around come spring time and I’ve been putting them to good use. If you’re wondering why this is so new for me: I struggled with the worst case of hayfever for years and then fresh flowers aren’t a very good idea.

One of the best things to do on a lazy Sunday afternoon? Why, swatching some make up of course. I just sat and swatched half of my make up stash that day. I love doing it as it makes me reach for other products and come up with new make up looks to try.

I purchased some CDs again. The influx of cool releases has been minimal so far, but there are few coming out that I want to get my hands on. The new DIIV record was one of them and after seeing them live with some friends I had to have Savages newest of course.

When Catrice and Essence release new LEs I have to check them out. I spotted this LE Essence eyeshadow palette when I was shopping some new Catrice products. I posted a full review here.

This stunner of a jacket was part of my spring fashion haul. I bought it from ZARA during the same round of shopping as the H&M Beauty bits I showed you before. I love the feel of the fabric and the embroidery is just stunning.

In February I visited my first ever blogger event. I went to the Ladies Night of the My Brand store in The Hague. And there they had lots of sweet deliciousness for us to try.

The other day someone I used to know way back in the day, posted this on Facebook. If you are confused as to what is going on here: I used to be part of the Carnival group in my town. I was one of the resident dancers for the Prince for 4 – 5 years when I was a kid. Can you spot me?

March was an exciting month book wise! Cassandra Clare’s new Shadowhunters series, The Dark Artifices was released. I bought Lady Midnight and read it pretty much straight away. I reviewed it in my March book review.

A few more fashion bits I picked up during the last last bit of the January sales (which seem to last until early March these days, but oh well). I scored 4 pairs of shoes for next to nothing. I know, I know, it’s excessive, but I am now set when it comes to plain black heels and when it comes to fun sneakers for spring/ summer.

With spring comes new make up collections and both Chanel and Dior had a few stunning products in their spring limited editions. I picked up a Dior Highlighter and this Chanel blush, which I reviewed here.

Not only flowers are amping up my living space. I also bought a new plant. It was an impulse buy as I was at the grocery store late at night and spotted this little guy. I loved the green/ cream pattern on the leaves. There was only one problem: as I didn’t know what plant it was I had no clue how to take care of it. So I asked on Facebook and this is apparently a Dieffenbachia. It is still standing and alive as we speak and I hope to keep it that way.

Last but not least, I went to a hairdresser during Easter weekend. I took this pic to show the result to the world. It’s a fair bit shorter and I debuted it in my spring fashion haul.

Enjoy your Sunday! What have you been up to lately?

6 responses to “What I’ve been up to #2”

  1. Is that you on the top row, second from the left? I always think it’s fascinating how people change so much over the years and they somehow still look the same. Those flowers are lovely, too!

  2. Your makeup as always is stunning. That jacket is gorgeous. I’m pretty sure you’re in the back second from the left of the dance troupe photo. And I love your hair. It’s very flirty & ready for spring.

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