Saturday, March 31, 2012

Catrice Re-Touch light-reflecting concealer review

Foundation and concealer are the products that I invest the most in because a lot of drugstore brands tend to let me down when it comes to base products. Mainly because I have very pale skin with pink undertones, a shade which they rarely offer. Out of curiosity I picked up these concealer pens from Catrice for € 3,99. I meant to use them for my dark circles which can use a hint of yellow.

Read on for swatches and my review!

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Drool with me ladies!

A few days ago I was watching my little make-up drawer-case (which is flooding) undecided on what colors to use, and I nearly had a moment of enlightenment. My collection is still very small compared to most bloggers, but somehow I have at least 10 blue eyeshadows, but I only have 3 blush shades. I only have 1 lip pencil, yet I have 5 black kohl pencils.

Although I love my bright eyeshadows a lot, I don't wear them as much as I'd like to and I am starting to feel limited by my love for bright and unusual colors. Does that make sense? I decided to start investing in some wearable basics that match with the red top that I wear at work. I made a little wishlist with products from Illamasqua that I plan to order soon:

Lipstick in Scandal: warm coral pink
Powder blusher in Tremble: soft lilac pink
Cream blusher in Libido: vibrant reddish orange
Medium pencil in Thrash: warm burnt orange
Rich liquid foundation in 105: very pale color that I plan to mix with other foundations to lighten them

Do you like Illamasqua? What are your favorites?


Friday, March 23, 2012

Pink and green spring look


Spring has finally arrived! I felt like using my green (it appears to be teal when toned down) eye pencil, and chose Urban decay's Woodstock for a fun contrast. The colors remind me a bit of a pink rose, or maybe pink waterlilies?

Read on for more pictures and the product list!

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Radiant blue liner

A quick look I did yesterday using my new blue eyeliner from Yves Rocher. I've seen so much creative usage of colored eyepencils on eyegraffiti that I picked up a few shades on my last shopping trip!

Monday, March 12, 2012

More fuchsia with Bourjois!

I almost forgot I had this one swatched already! This is Fuchsia class (#57) from Bourjois, it was my first bright pink lipstick and I still wear it a lot.

Sunday, March 11, 2012

Fuchsia shock!

I am feeling a bit self-conscious about my skin and hair (extreme urge to cut it all off!) lately, so I didn't make any looks that I like enough to share. Wednesday I went shopping for some make-up to cheer myself up. I walked into a store to buy a new piercing for my septum, and I walked out with fuchsia hairdye (manic panic fuchsia shock). I was feeling wild that day so I went home and dyed my hair!

Thursday, March 8, 2012

Yodel my purple what?

A simple manicure I did a while ago. I reversed the colors on my other hand, because I couldn't decide between these two colors :) I think they make a good match since this pink has a slight blue duochrome effect.

The blue polish is Yodel me on my cell from OPI's Swiss collection. It was one of the birthday presents my boyfriend got me last year. The pink is also from OPI and it's called Pompeii purple.

The pink one is very thin and runny and could have used a third layer, while Yodel me on my cell is good with 2 layers.

What is your favorite nailpolish brand?


Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Preview: Essence Fruity collection

Since Essence is sold in a lot of countries around Europe, I thought I would share this news

Essence is coming up with a new limited edition collection that releases around the 15th of april here in Belgium (dates can vary for other countries). The theme is fruit smoothies, and there seem to be a few nice products in it. Here's a preview!

Sunday, March 4, 2012

Pokemon inspired look: Milotic

So because I had no better inspiration I wanted to surprise my boyfriend with a pokemon inspired look. I just picked this one because of the nice color contrast :) When he came home I made him guess and gave away the clue that it's a water pokemon. It took him an hour and several other clues but he finally guessed :D

Read on for more pictures and the product list!

I received a Backlog award!

I received a Backlog Blog Award from Phlox and Azure from Eyegraffiti! Awesome :) Thanks! It's fun to be involved in something like this, since I am quite new to the blogging community! You can read their post here.

These are the rules:

1. Thank the person you received the award from.
2. Say seven random things about yourself.
3. Pass the award to 15 other bloggers.

Read on for my 7 random things and the blogs I chose!