Makeup Basics | How to Select an Eyeshadow Palette

Eyeshadow palettes are my favorite makeup product to shop for and so I have quite a few. But what if you’re new to makeup? I can imagine all of the recommendations and eyeshadow palette videos out there can be quite dizzying. So I thought I would make a quick video on my 5 top tips…

How to budget for makeup purchases

If there is one industry where it is all about buy buy buy, it is the makeup industry. And Youtube, Instagram and influencers are not helping by making it seem like you always need the latest and the greatest. But you really don’t and as a response so many people are currently doing no buys,…

Quick everyday makeup look

It is only a few weeks before the summer vacation and for me, as for most teachers, this means crunch time. It is super busy trying to finish everything before the vacation and prepping as much as possible for next year. This means working over time, grading during weekends and staying late to get everything…

Wardrobe Tour 2018

When I posted a tour of my office, I asked what you would like to see first: a wardrobe tour or a makeup collection video. And the most requests came in for an updated wardrobe tour. So I decided to make a quick video on how I store my clothes now. I last did one…

How I wear green

Green is one of the IT colors of the spring/ summer 2018 season. But green isn’t a new color. Green is a color that comes back time and time again and exists in many different renditions. That is why I figured I could show you how I like to wear some of my various green…

How I wear jewel tones

For fall and winter, I like to swap brighter and lighter colors for deeper jewel tones. Navy, forest green, burgundy: those are the colors I go for when I get dressed in the morning. They are colors that suit me well and I love how they can be dressed up or dressed down. Depending on…

Motivation & productivity | Tips & tricks

I juggle a job, a blog, a personal life and regular workouts. In the mean time I try to cook as often as I can, watch Netflix, do housework, read books and do lots of other things on the side. Sometimes it’s just good to go back to basics and regroup and think of how…

Hot weather makeup look

It’s summer time, which means that it’s the season where makeup melts straight off your face and you feel sticky and yucky all day long. A reason for me to adapt my makeup look and go for a more sweat and perhaps even waterproof makeup look. It takes half the time of my usual makeup…

Festive make up look

Merry Christmas!!! Today is Christmas Day and what better video to put up than a festive make up look? I decided to steer clear of the standard red and gold look for this one and focused on purple and shimmer instead. I use some trusted favorites and use some brand spanking new products as well….

Sprucing up a boring outfit

Some people swear by basic, simple outfits. They stick to a monochrome color scheme and a clean silhouette. I am not one of those people. I rarely wear an all black outfit and if my outfit is mostly monochrome I need to add at least one fun pattern into the mix. My personal style revolves…

Savory & sweet cheese salad

Salads have been a go to meal for me for years now and I have come across some great combinations. My general rule of thumb is to add plenty of greens in the shape of lettuce and spinach and then pack with with more veggies with my basis usually being tomatoes and cucumbers. I like…

1 skirt, 5 ways to wear it

Styling up basic items is a topic I have now touched upon a few times. From a white button down shirt, to crop tops, a good basic can make or break any outfit. Today I’m styling up one single skirt in 5 different ways. From masculine to feminine and from casual to formal: one skirt…

Getting back in shape

It’s been a while since I last updated you on my work out routine, but to be honest, there wasn’t anything to update you about. For the past year my work outs dropped to an all time minimum. For a few months I worked out hardly at all, apart from dance class, and then last…

Sandal ready feet

I dance and that’s a very fun thing to do. The only thing not so fun? A thing I call “dancer’s feet”: callouses, dry patches and overall ugly looking feet if not taken care of properly. And with summer, like any other person, I want to wear sandals and shows off those feet. And even…

Tag: What makes me truly happy?

Time for another personal note! It seems that people are enjoying these little peeks into my life and into me, so I would like to continue doing them. Leave me a comment below and let me know which tag you would like to see me do next. For now, enjoy your Thursday: only one more…

How not to write… or?

I had grand plans to write a long post on how I exactly write my blogs. Due to the loveliest of lovely weathers and my willingness to enjoy as much of it as I possibly can, I figured that that would have to wait a bit. Instead, I would like to show you the following…

My jewelry organization

Let’s talk organization again shall we? The past 6 months I have been reorganizing and cleaning up different parts of my room. The last part I reorganized (i.e. I just got rid of a ton of stuff), was my jewelry rack. It is featured in my room tour but also in this post which I…

Writing 101

One of the things I do on a daily basis is teach people how to write structured and concise text. And ever since I started blogging, I have been trying to do nothing but just that myself. I have always enjoyed writing, even as a child and it is something I have always been rather good…

How to: Depot Eye Shadows – The Oven Method

After watching what felt like a million videos on youtube on how to depot eye shadows, I never felt confident enough that I could actually do it. Most methods include prying casings open with tongs and then holding the eyeshadow over a candle to melt the glue that hold the pan in the casing after…

Reorganized Bookshelves

Last week, I suddenly had a brain wave. This brain wave came at a highly inconvenient time, as most brain waves do, right around midnight. Since my brain wave included reorganizing the bookcase that holds my English novels, I decided that midnight wasn’t a good time to act on it. I decided to do it…