What I Eat…

That’s right! Time for an oldie but a goodie here on the blog: a what I eat blog post. I haven’t done one of these in YEARS! A few years ago I had some stomach issues and I found that what I ate had a lot to do with how I was feeling and so…

Winter & Sales Fashion Haul

It is February, most of the winter sales are over and in the past few months I bought some fashion items. Some of them were on sale, some of them were not, but I was really enjoying some of the items I found and so I figured I would share them with you. I have…

Benefit Gold Rush mini blush

My favorite all time blush? Benefit’s Coralista boxed blush. I have had it for years, I have since hit pan, and I reach for it all the time over the summer. The summer mostly as it is a bit too much for my daily makeup. Then I spotted the Gold Rush blush when I was…

Cool Toned Eyeshadow palette collection

Eyeshadow palettes: you know I love them. Some of my favorites are cool toned eyeshadow palettes. So I have quite of few of them. And since I feel that the makeup industry should create more cool toned palettes, I felt I would do a video dedicated to just my cool toned eyeshadow palettes. Hopefully, this…

Peter Thomas Roth Glycolic Moisturizer

One thing I wanted to do was try more high end skincare. For most of my life I have been using affordable skincare, but I felt as if it wasn’t always super effective. That is why I wanted to try some more expensive products in the hopes that you also get more bang for your…

Limited Edition Tag

Limited edition makeup is something that I like looking at but that I don’t always buy. It is just not very practical because if you happen to fall in love, you will never be able to buy it again. Still, I do like talking about it and so when I came across the Limited Edition…

Colourpop Dream Street

Is this my first Colourpop eyeshadow palette review? Yes it is. I have not yet reviewed Colourpop palettes. I have reviewed their eyeshadow singles and supershock shadows (spoiler alert: love them), but never their palettes. Why? Because I was overwhelmed. If there is one brand that churns out releases it is Colourpop and so I…

Music of the Moment: TDCC

At the end of January I went to see Two Door Cinema Club (TDCC) live at Tivoli in Utrecht. It reminded me how much I have listened to their music over the years. And I instantly went back and listened to all their albums every chance I get. So of course I have favorites! Today’s…

Full Face of Asian Make Up

For 2020 I have decided to do a new monthly series: a full face of X brand. But someone on my Youtube channel suggested I could try some more Asian makeup brands. That is something I have been interested in for years, but I found the products hard to find. Then I discovered Yesstyle and…

Fenty Beauty Pro Filt’r Hydrating Foundation

If you watched my most recent Get Ready With Me then you may know that I was in the midst of trying the Fenty Beauty hydrating foundation. It was a foundation I really wanted to try because a) it’s hydrating, b) it comes in a bunch of shades and c) I wanted to try more…

Shop My Stash February 2020

It is the first Tuesday of the month so it is time for my Shop My Stash. What did I think of the makeup I was using last month? What makeup am I selecting to use for this new month? What lipsticks was I wearing? What eyeshadow palettes did I reach for? I will answer…

ELF 16 Hr Camo Concealer

You know I love using this space for reviewing makeup product I have tried and one recent trial is this ELF Camo Concealer. This is a budget cult favorite so when I decided to do a full face of ELF I decided to try it. Unfortunately for me, the first trial wasn’t that great for…

New Makeup Releases

With the start of the new month, we have to start about some new makeup releases again. And just when you think you have covered most of what is coming out, Urban Decay drops a ball and announces a new palette as you are editing your video. So yes, that will be mentioned in next…

Anastasia Beverly Hills Subculture

The most controversial eyeshadow palette release in recent years? I think still, till this day it has to be ABH’s Subculture. The minute this launched people were falling over themselves to tear it down. Since then, the palette seems to have been reformulated and it also seems to be discontinued as well. That said, since…

Happy Moments #4

A new year, a new post with happy moments. I decided to do one again now that the new year has properly kicked off. December and January flew by as they are some of the busiest months of year if you work in education with it being the end of a semester and all that….

All Star Eyeshadow Palette

You know I love eyeshadow palettes, but what if I could build my own? What if eyeshadows were players to select to play together in a sport’s team? Which ones would play together well? What color story would I go for? How would it all work together? With just one shadow per palette to pick,…

Bite Beauty Lip Lab Custom Lipsticks

Have you always wanted to create you perfect lipstick shade? Then Bite Beauty has got your back! Bite Beauty lipsticks are some of my favorites and I bought several when Sephora US still shipped to The Netherlands. Their Amuse Bouche formula is not only comfortable but also stays put and the fact that their lipsticks…

Creating Fantasy Palettes

If I had to pick a favorite makeup item, then you know it would be eyeshadow. Up to 2019, I was mainly focusing on buying stand alone palettes. But last year I wanted to try more indie brands and a lot of their shadow is only available as single pans. So I became more focused…

JCAT Loose Pigment Mirror on the Wall

Time for something a little different on the blog. I try out a lot of eyeshadow, but mostly those are pressed shadows in premade palette form. What I review less is single shadows, let alone loose pigments! I only own a handful of loose pigment shadows and for good reason: they are messy to use…

GRWM: New Bits, Loves & Staples

As you may know, I try to do a get ready with me video once a month. Usually I select some of my single eyeshadow to use, but this month I thought we could do it differently. I wanted to update you on some products that are in my shop my stash, some new products…

Dose of Colors Monochromatic eyeshadow palettes

If you saw Thursday’s video about neutral palettes, you will have seen me feature the Dose of Colors 5 pan monochromatic palettes as some of my favorite picks for a neutral matte palette. These palettes feature small, curated, monochromatic, matte color stories that are cleverly laid out and that is why they are so easy…

My Booktube Channel

Apart from makeup I love books and so I decided to start 2020 with a new Youtube channel. Yes a booktube channel. Because I felt it would be better to split up my content into different platforms. By now I have posted 5 videos on the channel and I felt I could share them with…

Best Neutral Eyeshadow Palettes

Let’s talk about my favorite thing on the planet, shall we? Yes, we’re doing another eyeshadow palette video. Because I love palettes. I love neutral palettes and in January of 2020 it is all that I have been using. Time for an overview! So this video is my top 15 favorite neutral palettes that are…

Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector Rose Quartz

My favorite highlighter formula? Becca Shimmering Skin Perfectors. I own several and have reviewed them all. Be it the white one in Pearl, the ever popular Champagne Pop, my favorites Vanilla Quartz and Prismatic Amethyst or the golden toned Prosecco Pop: I own several and it comprises every single shade that is good for my…

Beauty Consumer Tag

A very popular tag that has been going round is the Beauty Consumer Tag. All about your makeup spending habits and why you decide to purchase something or not. I thought it would be fun to do. So if you are curious how much I spend on makeup in a given year and why and…

Revolution Pro New Neutral Lipstick in Stiletto

Ah the day I discovered red lipstick has been etched into my mind. It took some time to find a right one, but my favorite Russian Red by MAC is an oldie but a goodie. I first featured on this blog back in a 1940s inspired makeup look back in 2012!!!, so I am always…

Full Face of ELF Cosmetics

Are you ready for today’s video? I certainly am because I have been telling you I would do a full face of ELF products in the new year and here it is. I picked up most of these products on a discount during Black Friday as I thought it would be fun to do this…

What I Wore #12

How long has it been since I last posted a fashion blog post? Let’s just say that I had other plans, but then a flu, work and the Holiday messed those up. That said, I decided to just keep on taking pictures of outfits and I ended up with 8 in total to share with…

My Blue/ Green/ Purple Palette

What do you do when you want a blue/ green/ purple palette but no brand is currently making one? You make one yourself! That’s exactly what I did in early 2019. By now I have played around with these shadows enough: I did multiple looks, swatched everything, used shades separately and just got a good…

Tarte Blush Natural Beauty

For a while now, Tarte has been making some of my favorite blushes. I bought two of them a few years ago in Seduce and Achiote and I have been loving them ever since. The shade range is not my favorite, but one shade that I had been lusting after for a while is a…

Perfume Collection 2020

It’s been 1.5 years since I showed my perfume collection and there has been a massive change since then. When I first showed my collection in 2018, I was on the verge of a changeover. Prior to that video, I had been on a search for finding out what I like in terms of fragrance….

Essence Superlast Brow Pommade pencil

I don’t typically change up my brow products too much. I use them up and move on to the next one. And I have a couple of solid favorites that I go back to every time. One of those favorites? The Essence Make Me Brow brow gel. So since I love that so much why…

10 Recent Eyeshadow Palettes

Let’s kick off new year with a bang and review some eyeshadow palettes shall we? I spent the past few months trying out 10 different eyeshadow palettes again and in today’s video I will be giving you my full review. I show swatches for each palette and at least one (but usually more) makeup looks…

MeeshaLou Cosmetics Witchcraft eyeshadow palette

One of my goals for 2019 was to try my more indie brands. One of the first purchases I made was the Meesha Lou Cosmetics Witchcraft palette. It was a palette that many people raved about in 2018, but not many people talk about this brand anymore. And that is a shame, because now that…

What I Watched & New Youtube Channel

Let’s do a bit of an update, because I haven’t been blogging much these past few weeks. So before I am going to update you on some of the movies and series I have been watching lately, I am first going to update you on the blog and my youtube channel.

3 Looks 1 Palette // Tarte Tartelette In Bloom

Thursday = video time and I realized I hadn’t done a 3 looks 1 palette in a while. These videos just take a bit of time to film and organize and I just hadn’t had the time. Today’s video features the Tarte Tartelette In Bloom eyeshadow palette. It is one of my favorite neutral, everyday…

The Body Shop Aloe Vera Face Wash

It’s been a while since I last reviewed some skincare, but today I am bringing it back with a vengeance. Because today’s review is all about one of my favorite skincare items. The Body Shop is one of my favorite brands for skincare to begin with and the Aloe Vera line by them especially. The…

Shop My Stash // January 2020

It’s the first Tuesday of the year, so time for another Shop My Stash. And I have a surprise for you. For the first time ever, I am actually taking you inside my makeup drawer to select the products for this month together. The reason why I am finally doing that is because I got…

Physician’s Formula Butter Highlighter Iridescence

In 2018, I received a Physician’s Formula Butter Highlighter in Pearl as part of a swap. While I love that shade, I had originally wanted to try was the shade Iridescence. So when I spotted it in Rite Aid when I was in New York and it was buy one get one 40% off on…

New Makeup Releases // Jan 2020

For our first Sunday of 2020, I figured we could talk about some new makeup releases again. Because it is the start of the year and makeup releases don’t stop, I have plenty to talk about again since the start of December. Is there anything that is coming out or has come out in recent…

Urban Decay Afterglow Blush Rapture

Yay!! We’re back!!! Well, Photobucket is back that is. For just over 2 weeks I wasn’t able to upload a single image to their serves due to a power outage at their server station. Today I gave it another try and it worked again. So high time to be reviewing some makeup again. The blush…

2019 Makeup Empties

Happy New Year! To kick off the new year, I am starting with a look back on 2019. Because last year I saved up every single makeup products I used up. I used to just show my makeup empties in my regular beauty empties videos/ blog posts, but I thought it would be cool how…

2019 Favorites // Eyeshadow Palettes

It is the final day of the year which means it is time for the final video in my 2019 makeup favorites series. It is time for eyeshadow palettes today and you know this will be a long one because you know this is my favorite thing. So let’s not beat about the bush and…

2019 Favorites // Cheek Products

It is time for another installment of my 2019 makeup favorites. I already showed you my favorite base and lip products and today we are doing cheek products. It may very well be my favorite category after eyeshadow palettes. That is why I am ranking my top 10 favorite cheek products for you. Curious to…

2019 Favorites // Lips

Boxing Day which means Christmas is over and I hope Santa brought you everything you wished for. In my case, he discharged my mom from the hospital just before Christmas Eve so it’s good to no have to celebrate the Holidays in a hospital. As in other news: you may have noticed all my pictures…

2019 Favorites // Base Products

We only have a few days left in 2019 so time to gather my thoughts and my favorites and chat to you about them. In total I have 4 videos for you and today we are kicking things off with my favorite base products of the year. And I do apologize for the lack of…

Black Friday Haul

We’re nearing Christmas steadily but I still hadn’t shown you my Black Friday Haul. Because I simply hadn’t received all my orders yet. I finally got my last order in yesterday and so I sat down instantly and filmed my haul. And I have a bit of a surprise for you at the end so…

If I Could Keep Only 10 Eyeshadow Palettes

Ah I’m back! I’ve been missing a few uploads this week as Christmas Break is nearing and life always gets a bit hectic if you work in education and you’re close to a major break. So I cannot guarantee regular uploads for the rest of this week as I am essentially pooped and just can’t…

Tag Tuesday // 2019 Makeup Releases & 2020 Predictions

Since we’re nearing the end of the year, I thought it would be fun to do some content to wrap up 2019. I knew I wanted to talk about my makeup goals & wishes for the new year and then I spotted Angelica Nyqvist do a tag to look back on the old year and…

Becca First Light Priming Filter

Let’s try out a high end primer for a change shall we? Usually I swear by drugstore primers. They are a product I go through quickly and I do not see much of a difference between my more high end and more affordable primers. For instance, one of my favorites is the Catrice Fresh It…