Makeup collection & storage

It’s been two years since I last showed you my makeup collection.¬† Like that time, a lot has changed, but not the storage! I still keep my make up in pretty much the same space and I’ve definitely outgrown it. I thought I could use this video as a kick off to my decluttering series…

US beauty haul

You may or may not have seen on my social media accounts that I spend some time the US last week. I went on a work trip to visit some students and liaise with the Disney internship programme that we work closely with for them to gain experience in the theme park industry. Part of…

Empty products | February 2017

It’s been months since I last did an empty products video! My bag of products was overflowing and so it was high time to do another one. I only featured products I haven’t shown before. So if you’re wondering: hey were are your toothpaste/ cotton pads etc?, then I’d like to refer you to older…

New in: Catrice Spring/ Summer 2017

It seems Catrice rolls out their line update earlier and earlier, as I already spotted all of their new products at my local drugstore last Thursday. Their spring/ summer line change seems to be the biggest one every year and boy did they come up with some cool new products to try out. There are…

Top 5 drugstore concealers

Concealer is one of my favorite products to try and test out. And if they are affordable to boot, then that’s great of course. Over the years I have tried quite a few drugstore concealers and thought I’d decide on which ones are my favorites. That is why I have selected my top 5 drugstore…

Eyeshadow palette collection

Happy New Year! For this first day of the year I thought I’d do something quite different and exciting. Today I’m showing you my eyeshadow palette collection. I keep my main palette collection in a separate drawer and when I posted a picture of that drawer on Instagram someone requested I show everything that’s in…

Best in make up (2016)

Welcome to the last day of 2016! As promised, I will be posting my make up favorites of the past year today. There is quite a bit here, which is why I have divided this up into 4 categories: base, face, eyes and lips. I have put links to reviews of these products wherever I…

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….

Charlotte Tilbury make up

If there is one time of the year that is perfect for a luxury make up splurge it’s the Holiday season. Personally I love bringing out my luxury make up for Christmas and New Year’s make up looks. I don’t know why I don’t wear them more on the regular, but the hefty price tag…

The best bang for your buck

Where I love me some higher end make up, I couldn’t go without my drugstore gems. They may be a touch harder to find, but when you do, they are there to stay. So I thought it would be good to show you some of those drugstore gems. These are the products that I think…

Italy beauty haul: Sephora, Kiko & more

Haul time! Last week I showed you what I packed when I went to Rome, today I’m showing you the bits I brought home. Be aware: I shopped to my heart’s content. Why? Because Italy has Sephora, which means instant access to brands I can only dream of getting my hands on. So that is…

Holy grail products

New Sunday, new video, new hair! In today’s video I would like to talk you through 10 of my holy grail items. Where I moaned about some of my disappointing products a few weeks ago, I decided to give that video a more positive follow up with a holy grail product video. Which items do…

Disappointing products

When you keep a blog like me, you try a lot of products. And not all of those products you try are going to work out for you. That’s exactly what has been happening to me lately. Sure, some of these products still work, or I can make them work. But because they aren’t 100%…

High end products I swear by

Lately I’ve been wondering what I would do if my make up collection suddenly disappeared or what I will do now that some of my older make up products are running out or going bad. I’ve been loving make up for more than 8 years now and where many products from that time have long…

Top 5 under 5

A top 5 under 5 that contains not 5 but 7 items. Yup, call me illogical, but that’s what I did. When I started going through my make up collection trying to figure out my favorite budget finds, I just found more than I thought I would. And of course I couldn’t keep myself from…

Reorganized make up, beauty & clothes

The past few weeks I’ve been obsessed with decluttering videos and Konmari style organization tips. I’ve been watching many videos on Youtube and I love keeping my things organized. I like having an overview and for a while I have felt my make up collection had begun to become too cluttered and messy. I also…

30 Day Make Up Challenge #18: Extreme

For this rendition of the 30 Day Make Up Challenge, I decided to think outside of my comfort zone. I decided to pile on the make up and even though this may not be very extreme for some people, it is for me. I often only have 15 minutes, if that, when I do my…

Essence Superfine eyeliner pen

I am not much of an eyeliner buff. I go through phases where I wear it from time to time and when I do I usually use gel liner. Liquid liner is definitely not my forte so when I found the felt tip pen liners I was hoping it would be a lot easier. And…

Make up confidential tag

  *Raises hand* I hereby confess that I am a make up addict. But if you’ve been following this space, this shouldn’t come as a surprise to you. I buy, use and enjoy make up more than the average person. This has led to an extensive, yet evergrowing collection. I like to try new things,…

FOTD: Time to fall in love

Fall has officially started so it’s time to roll out some seasonal posts. The first one is this fall inspired look. Golds and purples are combined with soft neutrals to create a wearable yet slightly more dramatic look. I like these type of looks for fall. I always feel that more dramatic eye looks go…

New Catrice products #2

When I was in Germany over the summer, I already found a preview of the new fall/ winter collection from Catrice. You can find the items I picked up earlier here. By now, the new range of products have launched officially and I ended up picking up a few more items. And just for the…

Fall/ winter 2014 Catrice products

Catrice is doing it again: changing its make up line that is. Twice a year the German make up brand renews its line and updates older products. When I was in Germany last month, I found a display at the German drugstore with some of the new products featured in the upcoming change for fall/…

InterRail shoplog: cosmetics & fashion

I allowed myself to do a bit of shopping in each city I was in. I mostly shopped beauty bits as they are small and not heavy, so they’re easy to pack and not too heavy. I didn’t really shop for clothes until the end of my trip. Shopping for cosmetics in different countries was…

Real Techniques brushes

A little over a year ago I bought myself some Real Techniques make up brushes. At the time I bought the Core Collection. After liking the brushes I was using from that kit and hearing tons of good things about their other brushes, I decided to try some more. I got the Starter Set, which…

Bourjois Healthy Mix foundation

Finding the prefect foundation is a neverending quest. After trying the L’Oreal True Match, I decided I liked it, but the pump disposes a tad too much product. So my quest went on. I heard great things about the Bourjois Healthy Mix foundation, but I was under the impression that Bourjois foundations in The Netherlands…

Dior eyeshadow palettes

Back when I first got into make up, I was under the impression that make up was only good when it was super expensive. I thus veered mostly towards high end brands at first, and then I learned that budget brands might be as good and sometimes even better than their more expensive counterparts. That…

Urban Decay Naked Basics

Urban Decay does it again! Make a great eyeshadow palette that is. Oh yes, let’s not beat around the bush on this one. The Urban Decay Naked Basics eyeshadow palette is a must have for all lovers of neutral eye looks, easy to use and versatile palettes, as well as matte eyeshadows. It is Urban…

Zoeva brushes

Make up brushes are an essential part of your make up. They are also some of the most expensive make up related buys you can make. However, good make up brushes don’t have to cost a fortune if you know where to look. I love my Sigma and Real Techniques brushes and a few months…

Top 10 under 10

It seems as if budget brands are getting better and better at making good quality products. I remember when I was a teen and budget brands were a) not in abundance and b) usually C-R-A-P. I remember shelling out the money for a Bourjois eyeshadow when I was 15 (which I still have for memory’s…

Urban Decay Revolution lipsticks in 69 & Venom

One of my favorite brands for eyeshadows is Urban Decay. I swear by their Naked palettes, I have both Vice palettes and a few other random bits and bops as well. On international blogs I found that they also launched a range of lipsticks, but I haven’t really seen these on any Dutch blogs I…

Sleek blushes

Some beauty products just need as many honorable mentions as they can get. They are worthy of their praise and so incredibly wonderful that everyone in the world should try them. One such product is Sleek’s powder blush and blush by 3 palettes. At least in my opinion. I have owned and tried several of…

LookX Ultra Lash mascara

Never look a gift horse in the mouth is how the saying goes, and that’s what I thought when I started using this LookX mascara. I knew nothing about the brand before going to last year’s Beautygloss party. In the goodie bag of said party I found a LookX UltraLash mascara and I decided to…

11 Shades of taupe

When it comes to eyeshadow colors, I tend to love an arrange of shades. I’m a sucker for browns, blues, purples and greens mostly. Of course there is the general pop of bright colors as well: full on orange, fuchsia pink, royal blue, pastel green and lavender are all colors that I love to wear…

10 bright high end lipsticks

Apart from red, I love me some brights on the lips. Especially for spring and summer, I love to amp up a simple look with a bright pink or a fiery coral. In this post I’ve lumped those two together. These lipsticks are probably some of my favorites and most coveted ones in my collection….

Bright lipsticks (drugstore)

In January I posted my red lipstick collection in two parts: drugstore and high end. Because so many people seemed to enjoy taking a look at my lipstick collection, I thought¬† it would be a good idea to show you some other ones as well. Since I’m loving bright lipstick for spring, I thought it…

30 day make up challenge # 8: Red (budget look)

When I think of red in a make up look, I unmistakably think of red lips. I do have red eyeshadow, but I think that I will have to use that in looks that are coming up in the future. So for this one, I’ve decided to keep things simple on the eyes and go…

H&M lip products

H&M and make up isn’t exactly the best of combinations in my experience. Some of their beauty products are nice, but more often than not, the make up is badly pigmented or just not that special. On one of my frequent browses through their webshop, I found a number of lip products that seemed interesting….

30 day make up challenge #6: Blue

Time to play catch up! As you may have read in my previous installment of my 30 day make up challenge, I accidentally skipped the color blue. So today I present to you my blue make up look. I have been playing around a bit with my camera settings to ensure that the colors look…

DiorSkin Nude foundation

And foundation review no. 2! My first high end foundation and one that I bought after finishing a little sample jar. I knew before I bought the full size that it wouldn’t break me out and that I would like the coverage and look and feel of this foundation. However, now that I do have…

L’Oreal Nude Magique Eau de Teint

A few days ago I posted a beauty shoplog and I showed you two foundations. Today I will be reviewing one of these for you: the L’Oreal Nude Magique Eau de Teint. Up until recently I only owned 1 foundation (and 2 BB creams). My history with foundation isn’t a very pleasant one. Because I…

30 day make up challenge #5: Peach

The 30 day make up challenge is still going strong, however I found out I made a mistake. After the green make up look, I should have done a blue one, but instead I chose the next one of the list and went with bronze. So yeah, I skipped one. My bad and I’ll make…

Monthly favorites (January 2014)

Last day of the month, so time for favorites! This month isn’t gonna go into the list of favorite January of all time. Overall, this month just sucked as I realized that I am a bit worse for wear than I had expected. I am still on the road to recovery and do what I…

Red lipstick collection (part 2 – drugstore)

After posting the first part of my red lipstick collection last week, I am bringing you part 2 today. You can read the first post, containing my high end red lipsticks, by clicking here. This second half consists of budgetproof drugstore options. So if you are looking for a cheap to mid range priced red…

Red lipstick collection (part 1 – high end)

About 500 posts ago, when I posted a blog concerning a new red lipstick, I promised I’d make a post on my red lipsticks. In other words, this post is long overdue and by now, I can’t even stick it into one post anymore. The red lipstick collection now holds 20 lipsticks in total, with…

Princess tag

The princess tag. The principle? List the most expensive item you own in each category. I own quite a lot of make up and it goes from cheapy drugstore brands to high end couture brands. Of most of my products I don’t exactly remember how much they were so I went with those products which…

New in: YSL Rouge pur Couture in Rouge Neon

After daily posts towards the end of the year, I decided to take a bit of a breather for 2 days and didn’t blog. What better way to get back into the swing of things, then with another high end lipstick purchase. The minute I saw this amazingly bright orange toned red I had to…

Favorites of 2013: Make up

Today is the last day in my favorites of 2013 series. And it’s devoted to one of my biggest obsessions: make up. I think, when push comes to shove, I like make up the most. I like trying out new things, wearing different colors and I never wear the same make up look twice. I…

Sigma brushes

You can have all the fancy make up in the world, if you don’t have the proper tools to apply it, it will never look good. Good brushes don’t have to cost a fortune either, which is good. I have cheapy brushes from drugstore brands, but when you want something a bit more special, you…

30 Day Make Up Challenge #3: Green

We are still on the color themes of the 30 day make up challenge. The first 10 rounds are, and we are now at round no. 3 which calls for a green make up look. I went with this very autumnal looks, with a mossy green eye and a plum colored lip. It’s a mix…