Eyeshadow Palette Declutter 2020

It is time. Time for another declutter. I declutter my makeup collection once a year as I feel my drawers begin to overflow and it is just time to get rid of things as my preferences shift and I am stuck with a bunch of super old products that I never use anymore. We are…

Top 10 Favorite Brushes

Do we talk enough about brushes? That is what I wondered the other day when I wanted to film but had no idea what to film. I had lots of plans but most of them too time consuming for a quick Tuesday video. My conclusion was that no: we, the content creators in the makeup…

ELF Swirl Foundation Brush

Are we not always looking for affordable makeup brushes? I certainly am! Some of my favorite brands to buy brushes from are Zoeva and Sigma, but those can still be on the more expensive side of things. So at times I love looking at brushes by drugstore brands. After my favorite brush for primer by…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Hidden Gems at the Drugstore

I figured that with the holidays coming near I could do some input on products I love that you might consider putting on your Christmas list or look into buying for yourself during one of the upcoming sales. Today I have a top 10 favorite products from the drugstore for you that I believe need…

New Makeup Releases // Buy or Bye?

It has only been a few weeks since I last did this kind of video, but with the Holidays coming nearer, the releases seem to be going full steam ahead. I already had so much to talk about again that I decided it was already time for recording another video. And now that I am…

Makeup Basics // Expiration Dates

In today’s video I get a little bit ranty about makeup expiration dates. I see so many people chucking perfectly fine makeup products that have ‘expired’. So I decided to do this video about expiration dates and I how I go about it. I have quite some older products in my collection that I am…

Tag Tuesday // Makeup Shopping Tag

As I was brainstorming ideas for my blog and Youtube channel over the summer, I thought I wanted to bring a bit of fun back to my content. That is why I wanted to start a Tuesday series where once a month I do a different tag. This month I have chosen to do the…

3 Looks, 1 Palette | Too Faced Chocolate Bar

When I uploaded a poll on my Youtube channel for which palette to use in a 3 looks 1 palette video, many people requested I also do a video on the Too Faced Chocolate Bar palette. And you know me: when my subscribers want to see something, I will eventually create the content. So that…

Real Techniques Complexion Blender

Do you need a brush to apply your prep and base products? No you don’t. You can get by perfectly well with just the use of your fingers for skincare, primer and even most foundations. However, I like keeping my hands clean when I do my makeup. So when I spotted this Real Techniques Complexion…

Make Up Revolution Green Tea setting spray

Makeup fixing spray was a product I didn’t really use for a long time. I tried the Urban Decay All Nighter and really liked it, but thought it was quite expensive for what it did. A travel size is €15 and so I decided to look for a more affordable option. I tried one by…

Top 5 Indie Brand eyeshadow formulas

In 2019 I wanted to try more indie makeup brands, mainly their eyeshadows. I am still in the midst of trying some of them out, but I thought it would be fun to talk about my top 5 favorites so far. So that’s what this is! It is part of my themed months for August:…

Ranking my bronzers

After ranking my blushes and highlighters, it is time for a new ranking video. Today we are ranking my bronzer collection. I think there are a few surprises here to be found. Bronzer is definitely a product I struggled with a lot as many bronzers are not light enough or look very muddy on me…

Makeup Starter Kit | High End Edition

After I posted my drugstore starter kit it was requested I do another one, but this time filled with high end products. So that is what I did. By no means do I think you need to buy high end products to have a good makeup look. But it can make for a very pretty…

Ranking my blush collection

After ranking my highlighters, I thought it would be fun to tackle another category today! So today we are doing my blush collection. There are quite a few more here than in my highlighter category and so this is a bit of a long one, but I hope you don’t mind. Enjoy the rest of…

Makeup Starter Kit

Makeup can be daunting and I remember vividly how I felt when I first got into makeup. I was overwhelmed and didn’t know where to start. This was before youtube and blogs though and I loved watching makeup starter kits when I first became more serious about wearing makeup. That is why I thought it…

Full Face of Dupes Makeup Tutorial

You know what I had never done before? A dupe tutorial. I love watching dupe lists as I think it is always good to find more affordable products for some of my high end favorites. But I had never created any dupe content! So time to change that. One side of my face cost €65…

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,…

Makeup Collection Tag

The minute I spotted the Makeup Collection Tag by Georgia Harris going round, I knew I wanted to answer the questions. It is rare for me to like tags and it had been a while any tag had me at least moderately excited to participate in it. Until this one came around. Lots of people…

Catrice Makeup Tools

Part of the Catrice Spring/ Summer 2019 update are some new makeup tools. There are two new brushes, a new makeup sponge that appears to resemble a Beauty Blender and a dupe for the Vera Mona Color Switch: a brush cleanser in a pot. With so many new things to try, you knew I had…

My Makeup Memories

If you saw my makeup declutters, you will have heard me mentioning my cubby with makeup memories. In my makeup collection, I keep a special part where I keep makeup that I know I will never ever get rid of. They are either special because I bought them during my travels, because they are limited…

Makeup Declutter | Face Palettes

We have come to the end of my decluttering series. Today marks the last video and today we are doing face palettes. From blush to contour palettes and highlighter to palettes that have a bit of everything: I go through all of them and I also get rid of quite a few as face palettes…

Makeup Basics | Choosing Colors

For today I thought I could start a new video series. I’ve been getting quite some questions about makeup tips and how I decide what foundation shade to wear, what eyeshadow palette to buy or how I like to combine shades to create a full makeup look. But before we can tackle any of those…

Makeup Declutter 2019 | Highlighter

Highlighter is one of my favorite makeup products to shop and try out. So over the past few years, I tried quite a few of them, but they certainly don’t all work for me. So also in my highlighter category there were a few that had to go. I talk you through my faves, my…

Essence Spring/ Summer 2019

If you saw my Catrice video from a few weeks ago, you probably already knew that an Essence version would not be long to arrive. The Essence products always arrive a little bit later, so that is why today I am sharing their new products with you. I again have nearly a full face of…

Makeup Declutter 2019 | Bronzer

It’s Thursday, so it is time for another declutter. We are slowly coming into the homestretch of my decluttering series. After today’s declutter, I just have 2 more for you! Today’s declutter will be all about bronzers. I am not much of a bronzer girl, but somehow I did gather quite a few over time….

My Makeup Wishlist

I thought it would be fun to talk you through my makeup wishlist. This is by no means a list of all product I hope to purchase, but I do like keeping track of makeup products that have caught my eye. I use my wishlist to help budget my purchases, as well as keep track…

Makeup Declutter | Blush

It’s declutter time again! And today is another fun category: blush. I always enjoy watching other people’s blush declutters together with highlighter and eyeshadow palettes. Those would have to be my favorite declutters to watch and so I hope you enjoy my installment. I definitely got rid of a good number, so stay tuned and…

Makeup Declutter 2019 | Powders, Primers & Setting Sprays

It’s Sunday today and I have another decluttering video for you. Today we’ll be finishing off the base products with powders, primers and setting sprays. I don’t have too many in each category, so that is why I am grouping those together. After this, we still have blush, bronzer, highlighter and face palettes left, so…

Makeup Declutter 2019 | Concealer

We’re going steady with the declutters and keep going. The next installment: concealers. When it comes to base products, concealer is by far my favorite and therefore I have tried quite a few. I also have a few solid favorite and I know what I like. So that is why there is quite a bit…

Makeup Declutter | Foundation

Today I continue my weekly makeup declutter and today’s episode is foundation. I am not much of a foundation girl. At least, I didn’t used to be. But then I started trying more and more in recent years and it has gotten a little out of hand. So much so that I have put my…

Makeup Declutter | Lips

It’s Sunday! That means that it is time for another declutter! For today’s video I have another big category for you: lips, which means that we are decluttering all possible lip products. Lipgloss, lipstick, liquid lipstick, lip pencils, lip liners and lip balms: they are all going to be featured in this video. I hope…

Make Up Declutter | Eyes

Today is the day I bring you another declutter. This is part 2 out of 10 and it is all about all the eye products that are not eyeshadow palettes. So think mascara, brows, cream shadow, singles, glitters, pigments and eyeliner. In short: some basics and a whole lot of fun stuff.

Makeup Declutter #1 | Eyeshadow Palettes

New year, new you! And what better way to start the year than with a good declutter of your home? That is why I took some time out during my Christmas break to declutter my home. The area that needed most attention? My makeup collection. And I filmed it all. So for the next few…

2018 Makeup favorites

I wasn’t sure at first whether I wanted to do a 2018 makeup favorites. But then I saw loads of people doing them and then I wanted to do mine too! So here they are. If a product is not here, that means I liked it okay, but not enough to dub it a favorite….

Giveaway | Win makeup

It has been ages since I last did a giveaway. I don’t do them too often, but I think it is time to give back. And for two reasons! On 4 September 2018, this blog, this little nook on the WWW came up on its 8th anniversary. 8 years! As if things could not get…

Essence Fall/ Winter 2018

The wait is over! Many people have been asking me after I posted my Catrice video, whether I would also be doing one on the new Essence products for the Fall/ Winter 2018. Of course I would! And today is the day. Essence always releases their new line a little bit later than Catrice and…

Catrice Fall/ Winter 2018

It’s time again for a new makeup collection release! I had gauged that Catrice would have to launch their new products for the upcoming fall/ winter season soon. Their Instagram was already showing sneak peeks and then I saw the products popping up in stores. I of course couldn’t resist to get some new products…

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…

Makeup collection, storage & vanity tour

Say whut?! Yup today I have a pretty cool video for you. Well at least, I think it is cool. Because today I am sharing my updated makeup collection for 2018 with you. I did one of these last year, but that was before I moved and I kept my makeup in 5 different spots….

Essence makeup tools

When Essence renewed their line for spring/ summer 2018, the brand also launched a bunch of new makeup tools. Their entire range of brushes has been updated and I found a few in the new range that I liked and that I decided to try. How did I fare with these new Essence makeup tools? …

Beauty Blender vs Real Techniques makeup sponge

Let’s talk cult beauty products for a minute okay? In the world of makeup there are these products that quickly and consistently have a cult status. In terms of makeup application tools, the makeup sponge, once shunned as a useless, made a huge comeback when Beauty Blender launched their revolutionary new sponge. And as with…

Essence Spring/ Summer 2018

At the end of January I already showed you the new Catrice collection for spring/summer 2018 and now Essence has finally released theirs.  This is how Cosnova, the mother company behind the two brands, always does this. First Catrice, then Essence a month later. And there were a lot of Essence products that piqued my…