Friday, 30 December 2016
Wednesday, 28 December 2016
Beauty wise 2016 has been a great year for me. I've done so many great makeup discoveries for such incredible and affordable prices that I have have created an entire playlist of my TOP 5 makeup and beauty videos on my youtube channel. Today, I've decided to bring that series on my blog and talk to you about 5 of my favorite drugstore makeup and beauty products under 5 euros. They are true drugstore makeup gems and absolute must haves in my everyday makeup, and of course beauty routine. Let's have a look!
Monday, 26 December 2016
Saturday, 24 December 2016
Friday, 23 December 2016
Wednesday, 21 December 2016
Monday, 19 December 2016
Finding a foundation that actually looks like your own skin is no longer difficult, makeup brands have changed their game, perfected their formulas and a skin-like finish face product is now a staple. Finding a great low budget foundation that works, however, really is a challenge. No one wants to end up wearing an orange mask. I only have 3 requirements when it comes to foundations: it needs to cover up problem areas, such as redness and minor breakouts, look natural and give me a healthy, glowing complexion. Let's have a look at my top low budget proof foundation picks!
Friday, 16 December 2016
Being introduced to his family, his friends, and being treated like a princess, honestly you can't take it serious anymore. A whole new generation of guys is rising that do everything a potential boyfriend would do but then, as soon as they got you by the balls, they drop you like a piece of garbage. Here are 5 signs that the guy you're dating is a fuckboy!
Wednesday, 14 December 2016
After multiple makeup brands started releasing tinted brow gels with fibers, I knew Essence Cosmetics would eventually follow, the best news is: they went for a Benefit Gimme Brow dupe. The packaging of both products is almost identical: small, compact, very travel friendly and of course way cheaper. Essence released three different eyebrow gel shades, 01 Blondy Brows for blondes, 02 Browny Brows for people with dark eyebrows and 03 Soft Browny Brows for brunettes. Let's have look!
Monday, 12 December 2016
Catrice Cosmetics is an affordable yet trendy makeup brand that always aims for great quality makeup products at the best prices. Next to Essence Cosmetics, Catrice has quickly become one of my favorite drugstore makeup brands. They have beautiful, high quality products that are not only affordable but work amazing. Today I am reviewing some of the eye catchers in their displays: among those are Catrice Cosmetics face products, eye makeup products such as different formula eyeshadows, mascara and of course we cannot forget Catrice lipsticks! Here is a review and wrap up of all the makeup products I have tried in 2016 and whether I think they are Catrice Cosmetics hits or misses. Let's have a look!
Friday, 9 December 2016
As you are reading this I'm probably desperately trying to get my blog back on track. Yesterday night as I was looking for some inspiration to write an interesting article, for you, I accidentally deleted all of the pictures in my Google Album Archive. Everything. Gone. In a matter of seconds. My face felt like it had caught fire and I think a little part of me slowly but surely died inside .. because I had not set up any kind of back up system on my computer.
Thursday, 8 December 2016
Wednesday, 7 December 2016
I've never really been one to follow makeup rules, I don't choose for bright eyeliners during Spring or Summer, I don't reach for darker lip colors during the Fall season and I don't choose for rose cheeks in Winter. I like to stick to my nudes, always. Bronzy brown blushes are my favorite, they are subtle but really flatter and give structure and dimension to the cheekbones. Here are 4 of my favorite, affordable blushes from the drugstore that brighten up every makeup look!
Monday, 5 December 2016
Contouring, shaping, sculpting, .. the labels for makeup products that give dimension to the face by are endless! Other than highlighting, contouring gives a warmer appearance to the skin, a natural shadow and sun glow. I love to contour, as it can turn my round face into a sharper, more expressive look. Shaka Innovative Beauty kindly sent me two contouring makeup palettes. Did the drugstore makeup from Shaka convince me? Let's have a look!
Friday, 2 December 2016
Primark Beauty has yet released another new PS PRO makeup brush: the Primark PS PRO Expert Face Blending Brush. The PS PRO makeup line hasn't gone unnoticed on my site: I have a review on the Primark PS PRO Makeup Collection, the Primark PS PRO Oval Blending Brushes and the Primark PS PRO Blending Sponges. I love the PS PRO makeup tools, they are affordable and are great quality. Did the Primark Expert Face Blending Brush impress me? Let's have a look! Here are the pros, the cons and a comparison with the Primark oval brush dupes.
Wednesday, 30 November 2016
Just in case you've missed my big announcement in my youtube video last Saturday: I'm going to be unboxing the Essence Cosmetics Holiday Advent Calendar of 2016 throughout the whole month of December on my Snapchat and on my Instagram (both are joliennathalie)! This is the first time I am doing a Christmas countdown and I'm so excited to be unboxing all of the bestselling Essence Cosmetics Makeup products on my social media. Make sure you follow me to keep up with my snaps, Instagram stories and, of course, beautiful makeup flatlays!
Monday, 28 November 2016
Let's face it, when it comes to makeup, brows can really make or break your look, so having the perfect eyebrow gear is essential! I love doing my brows, from the tweezing, to the shaping to creating the perfect eyebrows to frame my face. A couple of weeks ago I got the opportunity to try and review the Wunder2 Wunderbrow 1-Step Brow Gel. Dealing with sparse, light and pretty much non existent brows, I was very eager to see what it could do for me. Perfect semi permanent brows, using permafix technology, in less than 2 minutes, that lasts for days? Yes please!
Friday, 25 November 2016
Wednesday, 23 November 2016
Highlights, as far as the eye can reach: strobing is the make-up trend of the year. The Limited Edition 'Prêt-à-Lumière' by Catrice Cosmetics offers professional products to create the perfect glow from December 2016 to January 2017. There are plenty of variations to choose from, ranging from classic powder textures to liquid formulas with pipette applicators and creamy textures in a pen-shape. Different shades from flattering nude to rosé offer endless possibilities to highlight your best facial features. Let's have a look!
Monday, 21 November 2016
I've never been a makeup remover wipe advocate. They are a great quick fix, travel friendly and cheap for sure, but they sting, burn and are not considerate or caring for your skin at all. Micellar waters instead I have loved from the very moment they hit the market. They only contain a minimal amount of ingredients (that you can actually count on one hand), are beyond gentle and remove your makeup in the best fashion. Micellar water makeup remover wipes have been on the market for a while, but an awesome budget friendly option only caught my eyes last week. Will these wipes replace my beloved Garnier Micellar Water? Let's have look!
Friday, 18 November 2016
Wednesday, 16 November 2016
Monday, 14 November 2016
Friday, 11 November 2016
Low budget makeup is great, but some drugstore makeup I just can't stay away from. There's not a lot but there are a few products that I think are amazing and that I didn't want to keep from you. Here is a top 4 of my holy grail drugstore makeup products I use on the daily from beauty brands such as Rimmel London, Real Techniques and H&M Beauty!
Wednesday, 9 November 2016
Monday, 7 November 2016
H&M Beauty has quickly become one of my favorite drugstore makeup brands. They have beautiful, high quality products that are affordable and work amazing. The displays are filled with products ranging from lipsticks and lipglosses, to eyeshadow palettes and even makeup brushes. Here is a review of all of the H&M makeup products that I have purchased until now and my thoughts about them!
Friday, 4 November 2016
Following the Artis Makeup Brush trend, Primark Beauty launched their own kind of oval brushes as a part of their new PS PRO makeup line: the Primark PS PRO Oval Blending Brushes. The collection includes 3 brushes of 3 different sizes and they all retail for an affordable price. Do they work? Are they worth a try? Are they a great Artis Oval Brush dupe? What are these toothbrush-shaped brushes doing in makeup aisles and why are they so popular? Let's have a look!
Wednesday, 2 November 2016
Essence Cosmetics recently put out four different, beautiful Contouring Eyeshadow Sets. They are cute and simple eyeshadow duos made to bring dept and definition to the eyes. They have both matte and shimmery eyeshadows and cool toned and warm toned options. I'm reviewing the shade 02 brownies with frosting, let's have a look!
Monday, 31 October 2016
Friday, 28 October 2016
Today I want to share with you 5 of my favorite life hacks! They are not scientifically proven nor am I claiming to be a doctor or a specialist. I just want to share my personal experience about couple of health related problems I have ran into and found some great and simple solutions for. Don't hesitate to let me know in the comments what you think about them and if you have more to add to this list, feel free to life hack away!
Wednesday, 26 October 2016
Shortly after reviewing the Shaka Innovative Beauty Blush, I received an email from Shaka's PR team asking whether I were interested in reviewing some of their new products. Since Italian makeup and fashion have always been well appreciated, I thought this was a great opportunity to share this beauty brand with you on my blog. Shaka Innovative Beauty is an affordable drugstore makeup brand sold at OVS, Upim and Coin. I've been familiar with it for quite some time as I spent 4 years living and working in Italy. I decided to start with reviewing the Shaka Innovative Beauty Concealer Sticks first. Want to see more Shaka makeup? I did a 'What's New At The Drugstore Makeup Unboxing' here.
Monday, 24 October 2016
Following up on the article where I talked about 3 low budget face primers, I wanted to continue with affordable eyeshadow primers. Primarily, eye primers that I love but with 3 completely different formulas. Whatever skin type you might have, there is a great drugstore eye primer in this post for you, that actually works!
Friday, 21 October 2016
Ever since Essence Cosmetics released their longlasting lipsticks back in 2014 I've been hooked on their lip products. The quality is outstanding and unlike any other lipstick formula out there, I'm a big fan. This year Essence has launched yet another new lip addition to the collection: the Essence Matt Matt Matt Lispticks. They retail for €2.39 and have 8 different shades available. I purchased nr 2 Perfect Match and nr 8 It's a Statement. Let's have a look!
Wednesday, 19 October 2016
The past few weeks have been very hard. My appetite is gone, I'm distracted, forgetful, anxious and lack motivation. I haven't been answering my phone calls and have been ignoring emails. I wake up in the morning and I'm happy, I have breakfast, I shower but then as soon as I have my clothes on I wonder 'why?', followed by an intense and overwhelming sadness. I'm ready for the day and I have no purpose, no goals and absolutely no will to be a part of what is life.
Monday, 17 October 2016
If you were to ask me what I define to be makeup and beauty heaven it is most definitely Boots. I shopped at one of their drugstores for the very first time 2 years ago when I travelled to London and I've been ordering from their international website ever since. They always have great beauty deals going on and the shipping costs are not at all bad. This time I paid €11 and had my order within 5 days. Boots has so many beauty products that are not available in Belgium so I'm always very excited when I do my online shopping. I mostly use the site to stock up on products I love so I thought I'd show you what I got this time. Enjoy my Boots haul!
Friday, 14 October 2016
Wednesday, 12 October 2016
Monday, 10 October 2016
Just as it is important to use a primer before applying your foundation, to smooth out and prep your skin, so is it important to prime your eyelid before creating an eyeshadow look. Essence Cosmetics released a new 2in1 Eyeshadow & Primer for a longlasting, brightening and flawless finish. They have two different shades available: a white base with a yellow undertone, called 01 Nude Beige, and a pink base, called 02 Nude Rosé. Let's have a look!
Friday, 7 October 2016
Wednesday, 5 October 2016
Just in case you missed it, Catrice added a whole bunch of new makeup to their cosmetics range and I have tried every single product that was on my wish list! Down below you can find all of the makeup I purchased, and have reviewed, from their new 2016 Fall/Winter collection. I decided to combine everything in one blog post so you can have a better overview of the new Catrice makeup and maybe find something you missed previously. Enjoy!
Monday, 3 October 2016
Shaka Innovative Beauty is an Italian makeup brand by a drugstore called OVS where I recently went shopping whilst on a trip in Milan, hence the International Beauty & Makeup Haul I uploaded on my Youtube channel. It's an affordable cosmetics brand that has products ranging from lipsticks and lip glosses, to eyeshadow palettes and even makeup brushes. I've known Shaka for a while but this is the first time I've ever tried a product from them. I purchased a Shaka Blush in the shade nr 11 Nude. Let's have a look!
Friday, 30 September 2016
Catrice Cosmetics has two face contouring sticks available in their makeup collection: one for lighter skin nr 010 and one for medium skin nr 20. They are called the Prime & Fine Contouring Duo Sticks and are meant to define, shape and emphasize the bone structure in the face. The formula is enriched with vitamine E and argan oil for a smooth and skin caring application. The packaging fits in the palm of your hand and thus makes for a great travel makeup item, will the Catrice Contouring Duo Stick be joining you on your next holiday? Let's have a look!
Wednesday, 28 September 2016
Monday, 26 September 2016
When I spotted this Catrice HD Liquid Coverage Foundation in the press release of the Fall/Winter makeup collection update from Catrice Cosmetics, it immediately made it into my wish list. Even though it's been a while since I've purchased a Catrice foundation, I knew a lot of you would be interested and I would lie if I said I wasn't the least bit intrigued. The packaging is eye catching and the product looks really promising. Will the Catrice HD Liquid Coverage Foundation be your new staple? Let's have a look!
Friday, 23 September 2016
Essence and Catrice Cosmetics have both released their new Fall/ Winter makeup collections and within those launches we can find plenty of exciting highlighting and contouring gear. Many of you have requested that I do a review and comparison of the Catrice Deluxe Glow Highlighter palette in 010 the glowrious three and the Essence Cosmetics Light Up Your Face Luminizer palette in 10 ready, set, glow!, so here we go. Essence and Catrice are affordable makeup brands that always have my back but which shaping and sculpting palette is best? Let's find out.
Wednesday, 21 September 2016
I've touched on this subject before, not the fact that I'm considering going to another mental health professional, but that my current therapist doesn't want to confirm that I actually suffer from anxiety and that, before I became her patient, I was so depressed they wanted to send to a mental health care facility. When I ask her what's wrong with me, she says I'm normal; when I ask her to label me she becomes defensive; when I ask her what I am being treated for she wanders around my question, saying we can talk about what I feel comfortable with.
Monday, 19 September 2016
Friday, 16 September 2016
After the launch of the Primark PS PRO makeup line, Primark Beauty added some new PS PRO makeup tools to their shelves. One of them is the blue, non latex Flat Edge Blender that retails for only €2.50-. I love applying my makeup with a great quality makeup sponge, it makes for a beautiful, flawless finish to the skin and a lightweight and airbrushed feel. I've tried Primark makeup sponges before and to be honest it was quite disastrous, did Primark Beauty step up their game? Let's have a look!
Wednesday, 14 September 2016
Here's an update of what I picked up from the Essence Cosmetics new Fall/Winter 2016 Makeup Collection. I'm saying update because I have gone through most of these products on my youtube channel already, I've picked up more ever since and I couldn't wait to show you! There's a lot of interesting products they've released and I will share reviews and swatches of all the products in the next few weeks on my site. Be sure to subscribe so you don't miss out on any posts!
Monday, 12 September 2016
During my stay in Milan, I was reminded once more why I don't really get along with women (shocking I know). My therapist explained that I'm pretty, and pretty ladies are often seen as a threat. I don't think I'm the most beautiful woman on earth but I do know one thing for sure, I've never been insecure about my body or the way I look. Even though I can understand how that might bring up insecurities in other women, I'm not a vile, cocky or arrogant person. I don't walk around with an attitude and that's where I get really confused.