New Makeup Releases + 10th Blog Anniversary Giveaway

buy or bye new makeup releases september 2020 giveaway anniversary blog

Do you know that story of a girl randomly starting a blog on a rainy Friday night? Did you know that she thought she wouldn’t last longer than a month? Guess what?! That same girl and that same blog are now celebrating its 10th anniversary! So it’s time to celebrate and what better way to celebrate than with a bit of a giveaway? So in today’s video I will be chatting to you about some new makeup releases, but al I also show you what prizes you can win. For more details, please see the post below.

Buy or Bye? New Makeup Releases September 2020 + Giveaway to celebrate my blog’s 10th anniversary

How to enter the giveaway:

  1. Leave a comment below in which you indicate which prize you would like to win (prize 1, 2, 3, 4 or 5) + a question for a Q&A.
  2. For an extra entry: Subscribe to my Youtube channel & leave a comment on my New Makeup Releases video going live the same day as this blog post.

The giveaway is open internationally and open until 26 September 2020, midnight CET. After that date I will randomly select 5 winners (one for each of the prizes). The winners will receive a message via e-mail so make sure you enter your email address when leaving your comment. Winners will be chosen at random, or if they are the only person who selected that prize. Once contacted the winner has 48 hours to respond to the e-mail to claim their prize. Only one entry per person is allowed. Packages will be shipped with standard shipping. Once the package has been shipped, I can no longer be held responsible for its potential loss and/ or damage of the parcel and/ or the product(s) inside it. If you wish to insure the package, the extra costs are for the winner.

Prizes to choose from:

  1. Catrice Minnie Mouse & Daisy Duck limited edition eyeshadow palettes (review)
  2. BH Cosmetics Love in London eyeshadow palette (review)
  3. Zoeva Caramel Melange full size eyeshadow palette + mini Cocoa Blend palette (review)
  4. Ace Beauté Oceanic eyeshadow palette (review)
  5. Lorac Pro 3 eyeshadow palette (review)
Have fun entering the giveaway!

53 responses to “New Makeup Releases + 10th Blog Anniversary Giveaway”

  1. Congratulations on 10 years!! My question is: What is your dream job? If teaching is your dream job, another question: If you could live anywhere in the world, where would you live? I would love to be entered to win the Lorac Palette, please. I have never tried this formula and the colors in this palette are right up my alley. 💕 Thank you for doing a giveaway! I am PeggyM on YouTube.

    • Hi, I’m so glad to find your channel and blog, mainly because I’m obsessed with eyeshadows too🤭
      My question: How would you like to design your own eyeshadow pallette if you had an oportunity to do so? (color range, packaging, number of shadows, etc.)
      My wish is to win the Zoeva set, because I’m collecting their palletes, but still don’t own any of the “chocolate” ones yet 🤭
      Best wishes for you, I hope I will be able to see the 20th anniversary of your blog too!
      Greetings from China!

      • Congrats on your 10th Blog Anniversary!! All the prizes are soo good!! Buy my favorite is prize 5! That Lorac Palettes is so beautiful! I have never tried any Lorac makeup products, so I will be so happy to try this one!!

        My question for the QaA is: Are you going to make a future collab on your YouTube channel ?? With who you wish you could make a collab video?

  2. 10-year is a major milestone! Congratulation to you!!
    I really want to try out the 5th. I’ve been hearing too many good things about it, which made me curious about the formula. My question is: Is writing a habit to you? What helps in maintaining it?

  3. My question is: if you started a makeup brand, what would be the first 3 products you would launch? And you can’t answer eyeshadow🤣 Just kidding!!My desired prize is no.3 (Zoeva). Thank you for your content and congratulations!!! 🥳 🥂

  4. Congrats on your 10 anniversary!10 years…oh, my God! That’s passion!My silly question to you is: what’s your horoscope sign:) I would also love to winn the lorac pro palette (i never tryed it) or the bh love in london palette.
    Thank you for doing a giveaway and have a great new year on your job!

    • Congrats on ten years! I recently found you on YouTube and I’m really liking your content. 🙂 as for the giveaway, I like all of them, lol. But I’ll go with option #1. Love Catrice and Essence and those look lovely (bit option #3 or #4 of no one wants any of those, lol)
      My email is: AMD I also commented on YouTube under CLCarrer
      Thanks for the chance!
      Also, the question is why did you start blogging/youtubing? What made you take the leap and just do it?

  5. Congratulations again on your 10 year anniversary, Maaike! You already give us so much and now you’re giving more! I would love to try the Lorac Pro 3 pallet. Your love for the UD Naked 3 convinced me to buy it, even tho so many others were dissapointed with it. (What can all those medium to tan people advise us ghostly white girls about? 😜 ) So, if you say the Lorac pallet is great, I’m with you!
    I would like to know at what level do you teach English? I know that schools are not divided the same way there as they are here in the US, but I’d like to hear about it. Anyway! Thank you so much for everything!

  6. Wow, 10 years, impressive!
    I’ve heard only good things about the 4th and I’ve always wanted to try it and incorporate some colour into my makeup, so here I am. 😉
    How old were you when you started playing with eyeshadows? What was your first eyeshadow palette?
    Just curious. 😉

  7. Congratulations on the 10 years of blogging. I’ve been blogging for only 2.5 years, but I’m sure I’ll reach 10 years before getting bored of it because I really like the process of making blog post. My desired prices are number 1, because I love Catrice so much and haven’t had chance to get Disney collection, or number 3, because I love my Zoeva brushes, but didn’t try their eye shadow formula.

    Question: Which country you would like to visit next when you get to travelling again?

    Yt comment: Azra H
    E mail:

  8. Congratulations on your anniversary! 🎉🥂🍾
    My question for you is: If you could choose a collaboration, which brand with which Influencer/ Celebrity/ Tv Show/ Movie would you choose? 🙂

    I would love to win nr. 2 the BH Love in London Palette, it is on my wishlist since forever! I recently fell in love with their formula and the colour story is perfect! ✨

  9. Hi Maaike, many congratulations on your tenth blog anniversary. I really enjoy all you blogs, vlogs, reviews and Instagram posts. My question for you: If you can only use one brand for your whole face (skincare exempted) for the rest of your life, what brand would that be? (My choice would be Urban Decay and my guess for you would be either Urban Decay or Colourpop). If I would be lucky enough to win, I’d like to try out the Lorac Pro 3 palette or the Ace Beauté Oceanic.
    My YT Brilliantnash

  10. Congrats on 10 years Maaike! I would love to win the Lorac palette (prize number 5) Also I would love if you do a ‘get to know me’ tag. Not the usual boring ‘what’s your favorite color’ kinda questions though. If you could talk about a bit of who you are in depth like what are your dreams, insecurities, fears, passions, regrets… is there a turning point in your life, how do you live your day-to-day life, how would you describe your relationship with others and the world, thoughts on independence and loneliness (as much as you are willing to share of course) that would be awesome to watch! Thanks!

  11. Congrats on the blog anniversary! I am new in this world of makeup (starting to learn at 43 years old) and really enjoy how precise and good all your rewievs and pictures are. I also love your videos and have been binge watching every morning with my morning coffee for ages now. In theese corona times you are a true joy and happiness provider!
    One of the really wonderful things about your content is the fact that you are based in Europe. I am so tired of american brands everyone raves about, only to discover they are impossible to get hold on from Norway where I live.
    Thank you for your consistent high quality content, I really trust your opinion!
    I’d like to try anything not too ocolourfull, so maybe 1,2, 3 and 5?

    • Oh, and I totally forgot to include the two questions in my comment! What will be a good and boring beginnes palette with everyday neutrals but not leaning orange at all, an not too gray either? For hooded eyes, so maybe not too shimmery. I find it difficult to find a perfect one.
      What are the best things about living in your cuntry? (Everyone I meet from this place are so lovely levelheaded people, us west-coast Norwegians really tend to get along with you all.)

  12. Congrats on your aniversary! 10 years is amazing!
    I would love to win prize nr 2, because the Love in London palette was one of my favourites but mine dropped and was destroyed completely…
    My question for you is: when and why did you decide to become a teacher? Could you tell us a bit more about your teaching history?

  13. Hello! First of all, congratulations on your 10 year anniversary! I want to say that I enjoy your content to the moon and back and I admire you very much, and my question is related to that precisely. I’m also and English teacher and love, love, love makeup, and clothes and books and even though I’m extremely outgoing I still feel very self-conscious about having a YouTube channel and a blog my students can see. Do you ever feel like this? How do you overcome this? I admire you so much for this as I feel it’s a “fear” I can’t get over. My students are middle/high schoolers btw.
    I’d love to win the Lorac eyeshadow as I have never tried their formula.

    Thank you so much for all your work and stay safe!


  14. Happy to have found a local blogger who likes cool tones like me! Such a hard choice between the BH Love in London or the Lorac. But I’m usually a neutral girl so this would actually be a great opportunity to try a pop of blue, so my choice is nr. 2. My question for the Q&A is who is your favorite youtuber or blogger from the Netherlands or Belgium?

  15. I can’t seem to delete or alter my previous comment. But I changed my mind, I’m never going to use the pops of blue in the BH palette. I’m going to accept that I’m just a pale neutral loving girl so…Lorac 3 is a better fit. I love all the looks I see with it and in your previous videos you convinced me this was a perfect match for a pale neutral lover…so changing my choice to option 5 The Lorac palette.
    Question still stays, I would love to know who your favorite Dutch of Belgian makeup youtubers or bloggers are!
    (YT name is Angelic as well.)

  16. Congratulations for the 10th Blog Aniversary, you have my admiration for beeing so determined and consistent. I find your content absolutely great and down to earth. I wish to you immense growth and look forward to witnessing it. 🙂
    I would like to win the Oceanic Palette by Ace Beaute.

    • Also my question to you is what is the best place you have ever been to in the world? Would you move away from the Netherlands to live somewhere else,and if so, where then?

  17. Congratulations on your 10th blog anniversary, Maaike! That is what one calls absolute dedication. I am so between the Catrice Minnie & Daisy palettes and the BH Cosmetics Love in London. I have wanted the Catrice Minnie and Daisy palettes and the Love in London since you reviewed them on your channel. However, I would love to win Number 1 (the Catrice Minnie and Daisy palettes) for the giveaway. My question to you, as you have mentioned travelling in a number of videos, is have you ever travelled to an African country and which one? And if not, which one would you want to travel to? My Youtube handle is the same as my name. Thank you for the opportunity to win a giveaway.

  18. Hi hi! Please do a purple eyeshadow tutorial, especially how to match blush with it! I love how excited you get over Catrice and Essence, I’m the same. I can’t wait to buy the essence blush’light you suggested. Question: What pet peeves do you have about beauty videos?

  19. Hi Maaike, congratulations on the 10 year anniversary! What a wonderful achievement. Love your blog and youtube channel. I always trust your reviews and have never regretted buying something on your recommendation.
    For the giveaway I would like 1, 2 or 5 (3 and 4 I already own, thanks to your reviews😁)
    For the Q and A question: what was the product or experience that made you realise that makeup was such a passion for you?

  20. Happy anniversary Micah! I’d like to know how/when did you find a sense of style when it comes to fashion and how would you describe your style. I’d like to get the Lorac Pro palette if I happen to win 🤗 Thank you for the give away! My nickname on YT is llunavermella.

    • Hi Maaike, congratulations with your 10 years! 10 years of writing posts is quite a journey wow. My question to you is: are you going to buy the ND glam palette? No, kidding, if you could only own one eyeshadow (not palette, one single) which one would you choose?

      I would love to own the BH cosmetics love in London palette as I know it is one of your favourites. (2).

      Looking forward to all of your next posts and videos!


  21. Congratulations on 10 yrs, Maaike! Yours is my favorite Beauty blog/channel by a LOT. It’s never boring and I learn so much. If I won, I’d have to pick #4, the ACE Beauté palette. I love the deep colors. My question for you is: Which decade or era is your favorite for makeup looks? For example do you like the bold red lips and soft, lined eyes of the 50’s, the frosty lips and babydoll eyes of the 60’s or the bright tropical colors of the 80’s? Or something else? Can’t wait to hear! 🙂 My Youtube name is Dee Smith.

  22. Congrats on 10 years! I would like to enter for prize number 4!
    My question for the Q&A is: what is your favourite makeup item in your whole collection?
    Username on YouTube is Anne (I left the comment about Dose of Colors being on Boozyshop:) ).

    • Wow I only joined your You Tube channel recently when i connected the dots but have used your information on your blog for years!
      Congratulations 10 years, it goes by so quickly doesn’t it?
      What does Floating In Dreams mean?
      I would love the Lorac Pro 3! Prize 5
      Youtube username Jacjorjac1 Jennifer Phillips

      Take care

  23. Hi Maaike. Congrats on 10 years! My question is how do you organize your time to get everything you get done? All the book reviews, makeup reviews, blog posts, and videos – it’s so much. You always provide such wonderful, quality content – you have become one of my favorite creators to follow on youtube. (I know I don’t comment much, but I’m around – VickiW).

    And you are the sweetest doing a give-away. Please enter me for #1 or 3. Thank you bunches!

  24. Congratulations on your blog anniversary!!! Wow 10 years!!
    Your blog is one of the first ones I found and I really enjoy your blog posts as well as videos, we tend to have similar taste in eyeshadow palettes so its always fun to watch you!
    I would love to try Lorac Pro 3 palette, as I have never tried Lorac formula before and I keep hearing rave reviews about it.
    My question for you would be: What is your HG skincare product? Be it a cleanser, serum or a moisturizer..
    Thanks for doing this giveaway, very nice of you!

  25. First … Congrats on 10 years! I really enjoy how you do your content. The best thing for me is, that you see and mention the differences between “instagram-makeup” and real life makeup. I think, that’s really refreshing and authentic! So thank you very much for all the work and time you put in your posts and videos!

    I would love to win the prize 5. I am very fair too and think this could be the perfect first eyeshadow palette for me. 🙂
    I also left a comment on youtube: Dies Das Ananas

  26. Hi. I was wondering if you can recommend your holy grail drugstore products. I enjoy your content and your honest reviews. Congratulations on 10 years!

    The prize I would like to get is no. 3, I have never tried zoeva since they are not available in my country in Europe.

  27. I’m not sure if my previous post went through, so here it goes again.

    My question is, How did you get such a neutral accent? Did you live in an English-speaking country for awhile or just through videos, podcasts and people?

    I would like prize 5 as I have 1 to 3, and 4 is not really something I’ll wear. 🙂

  28. Congratulations on 10 years. So much content and knowledge you must have built up over the years.
    I’d like to be entered to win the Ace Beaute palette, number 4, as greens are my eyeshadow vice!
    I’d like to ask can you remember what the first item of make up you ever bought was, and the first palette you got. My name on YouTube is the same as here! 🙂

  29. Hi! Congrats on 10 years of your blog. 🙂

    My Q&A question for you would be: If you were to make your perfect 6 pan eyeshadow palette, which eyeshadows would you choose?

    I would love to try the Ace Beaute palette (#4). It really catches my eye and I definitely need to learn how to incorporate blues and greens into my looks.

    My name on Youtube is Barbara Mikasek (for the extra entry).

    • Hi and congrats for the birthday!
      I would like to know if you have tried any eyeshadow from the “clean” makeup lines, and what are your thoughts on “clean” makeup in general (e.g. Ilia, Aether, Kosas,…).
      I would love to win the Oceanic Palette by Ace Beaute (nr 4).
      I’m from Portugal. Love your blog and your YouTube videos!

  30. Hoi maaike, 😊ik kijk al een tijdje je videos en ik vindt het echt tof dat je nederlands bent. Ik zelf zou graag mee willen doen met de winactie en voor nummer 5 kiezen, 😍😍omdat ik het lastig vind om het in Nederland te bestellen . Ik heb mijn oog al een tijde op de palette gericht😍😍 im hoop echt dat diegene die het wint heel blij mee is. Als een Q&A vraag : waarom is je kanaal en blog engels?? Ben wel benieuwd naar

  31. I love the effort you put in your blog and youtube videos. I love the wide range of topics and all your reviews following the shop my stash. Ofcourse your update on the new Catrice and Essence collections is always really helpful, because these products are easily accessible in the Netherlands and I do like a good product at a drugstore price. You’ve been raving so much about the BH cosmetics palette Love in London, that I would love to win that. Love the packaging and I love London…so would love to try it. Looking forward to the Catrice lipstick swatch video. So my choice is nr 2.

  32. Hi! I love your blog and YT so much. Thanks for your 10 years!

    What discontinued product in your collection have you never been able to find a suitable dupe for? A second question: what brand, celebrity, influencer, or pop culture “collab” would you most like to see, or are you over collabs? lol

    I’m interested in the Lorac palette. Somehow I’ve never tried any of their eyeshadows. 😀

  33. Congratulations on such a milestone anniversary! You are my go-to for anything Essence and Catrice! I’d love to win the LORAC palette, it looks so tempting. My question for the Q&A is where would you like to go first when things finally calm down again. I’d love to go visit my brother in the USA, I haven’t seen him in a year and a half. My youtube name is Kalli Melia (Kmelia).
    Congratulations again for the anniversary!

  34. First of all. CONGRATULATIONS on you 10th Anniversary Blog!!! My question is : Where did you get your inspiration in creating videos and blogs and also, how do you deal being quarantined during this pandemic? And after this is over, what will be the very first thing you will go and do?
    Would love to win the Zoeva palettes, never tried those particular palettes that I have heard been raving about. Thanks

  35. Hi! Congratulations on the decade anniversary! I really applaud how versatile are your product reviews. When I moved to Germany 3 years ago, I was so impressed with the accessibility and prices from Catrice, Essence and Zoeva (also Makeup Revolution). I really trust your reviews and since I also have a light neutral (leaning yellow undertones) complexion, I love your highlighter and blush recomendations. I was a fan of the Eyeshadow Palette Extravaganza month!
    As for the giveaway I would like to try Lorac’s formula, so number 5 is my choice. My question is: in this 10 years, we’ve all grown a bit wiser, so, have you found it challenging adjusting to the skin changes, specially eye makeup in general? For me it has been surprisingly challenging to get a thin smooth liquid eyeliner line, because my skin is not the same after 20 years of cat eyelinen (I’m 33 now). Greetings from Berlin

  36. Congratulations!!!! I recently found you out and subscribed your channel. I am interested on your videos about European drugstore brands such as Essence, Catrice, Zoeva etc. currently i live in Germany and i am amazed of the quality, frequency and prices of drugstore makeup so why spend more especially when all i am buying is not needed🤭🤭🤭🤭 I would like to know which is/ are you favorite shows or series in Netflix, especially now that we are staying mostly home🥴 I would like to win theLorac palette since i do not have much high end eyeshadows😌 Thank you very much!!!!
    Youtube: carefornature

  37. Congratulations n your 10th blog anniversary 🙂 I just started so its amazing to see that you have been doing this for so long and thriving. My Q & A for you is a fun one – If you have $1million what would you do?
    I enjoyed your review on 1. Catrice Minnie Mouse & Daisy Duck limited edition and I love Disney so can’t go wrong there. thank you so much 🙂

  38. Congrats 🎉🎉

    My favorite palette is #1 !! I love that collection 😍
    My question for the QaA is: do you get Pr packages ? It is difficult to get?
    My dream is to get pr package 😍
    My YouTube name is: Ti ti_0

  39. (Please, delete this if this appears twice. I had to login again and I’m not sure if it went through..)

    Congratulations on your anniversary! I tried to keep a book blog some years ago but that didn’t last too long, so 10 years is admirable.

    1) This was a very difficult decision… I would have been happy to get any of them. But I choose #5, the Lorac Pro 3 palette. I have never tried their products and I don’t really have a palette like this, neutral with lighter shades. Maybe this palette would be the one that would help me to achieve the neutral, everyday look, because for some reason whenever I try that, even with very neutral shades, sometimes all matte, I usually end up with a look that other women might wear when going clubbing…

    2) I’ve been trying to think of a question that would be easy to ask and maybe also answer (chatting would be so much easier) but anyway, let me ask this: you have so many eyeshadow palettes that do you ever feel like you are neglecting some? Because I don’t have nearly as many and I wear eye makeup several times a week, rarely the same, either, but I still almost forget some even exist and then remember that I haven’t been using them for months, if not years. (Though one reason might be that I now own palettes that are of better quality, so I prefer to use them, not the cheaper ones I had bought before, even though they are not that bad.) Do you keep some kind of record? Because I started to do that and noticed I could go months without using the same palette more than a week…

    My nick on YouTube is MsTiK.

  40. Congrats! Def interested in the ace beaute. (4) I’ve gone back and forth on the oceanic and flair palette for too long. 😂

    Q&A: What are your top 5 must have makeup products?

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