NYX Hydra Touch Primer

Now that I am trying more and more primers, I am slowly but surely figuring out what I like my primers to be. I want them to be hydrating. I want them to make my makeup last and I want them to be preferably affordable. After using up the Catrice Fresh it Up primer, which…

NYX HD concealer

Concealers are some of my favorite makeup products to try out. Why? Because even if I don’t wear a full face of makeup, I will still use concealer. Plus they are small and easy to store. So what’s not to love?! That is why, I keep looking for the perfect concealer. From the OG Collection…

NYX Duochromatic highlighter

A pinky purple highlighter is one of my favorites, so when I discovered that I like that last year, I bought quite a few to try to see which one is my favorite. It all started with Becca Prismatic Amethyst and one possible, much more affordable dupe for that highlighter is the NYX Duochromatic highlighter…

NYX HD Banana powder

Since I practically used up my Bobbi Brown pressed powder, I was in for trying a new powder. I decided to go with a drugstore option this time. And it is another yellow toned powders. This banana powder by NYX is one I owned for a while, but I hadn’t gotten round to using it…

NYX Perfect Filter Olive You

NYX is one of those brands that you used to hear so many people raving about. I remember when I first got into makeup, NYX was one of THE brands bloggers and Youtubers raved about. If it wasn’t about their classic round lipsticks, it was about the individual eyeshadow in Rootbeer or that blush in…

NYX blue liquid lipsticks

Blue lipstick is not everyone’s cup of tea, but as you know, I like trying some weird shades. I have a history of reviewing lipstick lines by trying a nude, bright, red and a ‘weird’ color if the brand does them. And lately that has led me to wearing some blue lipsticks in my recent…

NYX Microbrow eyebrow pencil

I am no too fussy about what I use for my brows. I have a bit of brow to work with and all I tend to do is a little bit of filling in and setting it with some gel. That’s it. I like my brow products to be easy to use and I find…

NYX Prismatic eyeshadow

Drugstore products hold my heart. While high end products may be top notch, I love finding those drugstore gems. It means it’s easier to find a dud as well, but at an affordable price point, I don’t really mind. So when I heard lots of great things about the NYX Prismatic single eyeshadows, I knew…

NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream

Is it too late to hop onto this bandwagon? I don’t think so. The NYX Soft Matte Lip Creams are a standard in many beauty lovers routine and I wanted to know what the fuss was all about. I used to own one of these in Addis Ababa, but hardly wore it. Turns out that…

NYX Lip Lingerie & Liquid Suede liquid lipstick

A few months ago I reviewed some of the NYX Liquid Suede liquid lipsticks and loved them. That is why I was curious to see whether their more nude line of liquid lipsticks, the Lip Lingerie, would be as good. I searched online and ordered a few, as well as one Liquid Suede color I…

NYX Liquid Suede liquid lipsticks

Alas, I did not make it into the Top 20 of the Dutch NYX Face Awards, but that doesn’t mean I cannot continue enjoying the make up brand. One thing NYX has been acing lately are lip products. And since liquid lipsticks are all the rage, NYX has two different lines of them now. While…

3x NYX Berry lips

Berry lips in spring? You must be thinking I’m crazy, but I don’t think that berry lips should be kept for fall and winter seasons only. Berries can be bright and bold instead of just dark and vampy. Granted it is easy to pull in into that dark and vampy vibe, but with a fresh…

NYX Tame & Frame brow pomade

One of my favorite elements of doing my make up is doing my brows. I have been blessed with quite a good case of brows if you ask me, so they don’t need that much work. However, I do suffer from the bare patch here and there and my brows do not have a very…

NYX lip gloss, lipstick & butter gloss

Just recently the Douglas around the corner from my house reopened and now includes some new brands. Apart from high end brands Bobbi Brown and Benefit, we now also have NYX! Excitement abounds as NYX is a great brand, but so hard to get a hold of. Back in the make up days of yore,…

3x Eyeshadow primers: NYX, Kat Von D, Soap & Glory

What do you do when you run out of your favorite Too Faced Shadow Insurance eyeshadow primer? Well you go looking for a replacement of course. I ran out of it last winter and didn’t have a back up ready. With no Sephora anywhere nearby, I had to make do with some primers that I…

Make up collection: Depotted eyeshadow

A while ago I decided to depot a bunch of my single eyeshadows. I wrote a blog post about it here. I had many single eyeshadows lying about by NYX and Sephora, depotted them and put them into two Z-palettes. I nicked a few of them while depotting so excuse some of the destroyed shadows,…

Make up collection: small eyeshadow palettes

Another part of my make up stash: my small eyeshadow palettes. Next to nail polish, eyeshadow is quite possibly my favorite make up related item. So I have tons. I already showed you my MAC eyeshadow palette a while ago, and today it’s time for more eyeshadow! I will be showing you my smaller eyeshadow…

Make Up Collection: Blushes

I already showed you all of my lip products in a few separate posts, here, here and here. This time we’ll move up the face and it’s time for blushes. Here are the ones I have, I will indicate which ones are my favorites as we go along. ***Warning*** This post is picture heavy. I’m…

Top 10 favorite lip products

It’s finally here! I taped this last week, but I didn’t have time to edit it. I did have some time yesterday so here it is: my 10 favorite lipglosses & lipstick including swatches. Enjoy! Products mentioned: – MAC Cremesheen glass in Richer Lusher – NARS Dolce Vita – Bourjois no. 49 Rose Pacific –…

Make up collection: lipstick

Another day, another part of my make up collection. This time it’s lipstick that I will be showing you. Later this week I will post something on my favorite lipsticks & glosses including swatches. I may do this in a video. Not sure yet though. Might as well post pictures. Anywho, enough babbling. Let’s get…

Collective haul: John Frieda, NYX, Sleek & nail polish

I thought it would be time to show you some more items that I’ve bought. This time, it’s not clothes, but beauty and make up products. Here’s what I bought: John Frieda: Sheer Blonde Conditioner, Go Blonder Shampoo, Root Awakening Shampoo & Go Blonder Lightening Spray I’ve been curious about John Frieda products for a…

Budget Proof Make Up

This post is triggered by a comment Alison left last week on my post on Benefit Cosmetics. Benefit is indeed an expensive make up brand. No matter where you are located. Therefore, it is always a good idea to try and find cheaper alternatives. Drug store brands from around the globe often offer some very…