Honest About Beauty

Monday, 28 December 2015

About Blogging⎢Finding Balance & Being Consistent


In this post I want to give myself a tap on the back and share how I finally managed to find the right balance when it comes to blogging, being consistent with it and most importantly: being happy with it. I love writing, editing and scheduling posts but, without a solid plan, blogging quickly becomes a chore. I started off wanting to put as much content out there as possible, trying to top very successful bloggers by posting articles every weekday. Of course it started real sweet, but shortly after it became impossible. I would miss out on one post, be discouraged and end up being inconsistent.
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Wednesday, 23 December 2015

Catrice Chocolate Nudes Eyeshadow Palette Review



Since a couple of Catrice Cosmetics eyeshadows recently made it into my favorites list, I decided to give the palettes from this brand a try and start off with their latest release: the Chocolate Nudes. My eyes opened up wide when I noticed that it had a variety of different finishes available: matte, satin and shimmer. I always have the impression that Catrice usually likes to go for only shimmery shades which, to be totally honest, makes it seem like their palettes shouldn't be purchased by a 25 year old (to put it nicely). Anyhow, I like the color selection of Chocolates Nudes, they are exactly the type of shades I like to combine for a daytime smoky eye nowadays.
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Monday, 14 December 2015

A Comment For A Comment, A Like For A Like


I spend an enormous amount of time online and I follow more people than I am actually followed by myself on all of my social media accounts combined. I follow creators because I genuinely like their content, I don't comment for a comment and I don't like for a like. If I ever made you think that way I can tell you I am very much allergic to bullshit and I consider my time precious. Have I ever attempted doing it? Absolutely! Funny enough it just got me extremely bored.
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Friday, 11 December 2015

NEW - Essence No Makeup Look Nail Polish Powdery Finish



Anything marketed 'au naturel' that can give my looks just that little bit of extra oomph really speaks to me, so when I took a glance at the Essence Cosmetics makeup display yesterday my eye fell on three new no makeup look nail polish shades with a powdery finish. Even though the polishes of this brand are not so much my thing the concept was just too interesting to let it go! I picked up the darkest shade of them all, 03 Powdery Nude, not really knowing what to expect I started prepping my nails and added a base coat. 
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Wednesday, 9 December 2015

Life Is More Than Academic Skills



For some reason I always manage to surround myself with people who have great and interesting college degrees, there is not one person I know that doesn't have one or that is not studying at the moment. Even though I've learned to accept I don't have one and probably never will have that piece of paper in my hands, I still find it very frustrating and I need to remind myself every single day that there is more to life than academic skills.
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Wednesday, 2 December 2015

H&M Beauty⎢Eye Fidelity Primer Review



 I've been browsing through the rest of H&M Beauty's new makeup collection and since I am so enthusiastic about their new single eyeshadows I decided to pick up their Eye Fidelity Primer. The name of the product is real catchy and the style reminds me a bit of Urban Decay's Primer Potion. Let's see how faithful this primer actually is, and on top of that how it works combined with their shadows!
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Friday, 13 November 2015

NEW - H&M Beauty Lip Definer Review & Swatches



I picked up two lip liners from H&M Beauty: Au Naturel' and 'Choc Therapy', I got a chance to swatch them in the shop and I got really excited. H&M recently revamped their makeup line and I'm slowly but surely getting through the entire collection. Their new eye products have become absolute staples for eyeshadow looks and I am currently using their Immaculate Compact Foundation in Porcelain as as a part of my 'Flawless Face Routine'. Let's see what their lip products have in store. 
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Friday, 23 October 2015

Budge(t) Proof Brow Routine for Blondes


This is not just a random budge(t) proof brow routine with random budget products, this is my everyday die hard brow routine. Every product in this post is 100% loved and approved me and yes it is truly and totally budge and budget proof.
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Friday, 16 October 2015

NEW - H&M Beauty High Impact Eye Colour Eyeshadow Review



H&M has completely revamped their makeup line, and it's bigger and bolder than ever. New packaging, new formulas, more products and of course higher prices. This review is all about the H&M Beauty High Impact Eye Colour Vivid Pigment Eyeshadows. I purchased 5 different shades: Chin chin, Candied almondShiittake, Act your beige and Brownie points. I decided to go for five different shades of brown, in three completely different finishes. Let's have a look!
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Wednesday, 23 September 2015

H&M Beauty Colour Essence Eye Cream Review



H&M has completely revamped their makeup line and it's bigger and bolder than ever! H&M Beauty has new packaging, new formulas, more products and of course higher prices. I'm doing my first review about their Colour Essence Eye Cream in the shade 'Countess', a beautiful copper, cream eyeshadow.
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Friday, 18 September 2015

NEW - Essence Pure Nude Makeup Foundation & Concealer Review



Essence Cosmetics launched a new makeup line to be part of their makeup collection: Pure Nude. Following the popular nude makeup trend they released baked powders, liquid foundations, concealer sticks and even more recently also a baked highlighter. I purchased the Pure Nude Makeup Natural Finish Foundation in the shade 10 pure beige and the Pure Nude Concealer also in the shade pure beige. Here are my thoughts.
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Wednesday, 16 September 2015

Mixa Anti-Redness Hydrating Cream Does it work?



Redness is the reason I started wearing makeup and because of makeup I started taking care of my skin better. I've had red cheeks since the day I was born but good cleansers, toners and moisturizers certainly have a great difference. Not so long ago a new skin care brand launched in Belgium: Mixa, the sensitive skin expert. The Hydrating Anti-Redness Cream really spoke to me, for obvious reasons, so let's find out what this is all about!
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Monday, 22 June 2015

H&M Highlight Palette & Bronzing Powder


After browsing through the H&M makeup aisle for new products, two ginormous palettes managed to make it at the check out: the Highlight Palette in 'Gorgeous Light' and the Bronzing Powder in 'Gorgeous Glow'. Will these make it into my beauty routine? I'm always up for glowy and bronzy skin! Picking up these products I was especially excited about the packaging and the design, but having tried lots of H&M makeup before I honestly didn't expect the wow that came out of my mouth when I first used it. The texture of these is very soft and creamy. The pigmentation is great, intense and the product is easy to blend. I'm already a fan.
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