16 Lifestyle Changes I Made in 2016

In a time when people are thinking about which new years resolutions they should make, I decided to take a look back at all the positive and healthy lifestyle changes I have made over the past year. 2016 has been tough on many of us, including me, my family, my city (Brussels), but we can't ignore the fact that we've made it through, that we are strong and that we can make it. I'm proud of my accomplishments and I thought it would be great to share them with you. Here's 16 lifestyle changes I have made in 2016.

Favorite Drugstore Beauty Products UNDER €5

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 makeupand of course beauty routine. Let's have a look!

2B Cosmetics CC cream Foundation

Looking to try a CC cream at a low budget price? 2B Cosmetics has a great option for only 5.00! This product is an all-in-one formula that targets redness, signs of fatigue and dullness.  It reduces the visibility of pores and gives tired skin energy and radiance. It's also infused with UVA and UVB filters, of course to protect your skin from sun damage, which is always a plus. I'm crazy about this product, it is the best drugstore foundation of life and here's why you should try it too! 

5 Makeup Products I've Loved In 2016 GIVEAWAY

Hey beauty, thank you for your interest in my TOP 5 Makeup Products of 2016 Giveaway! Because the holidays are all about sharing and caring, I put together a little makeup bag where you can win: a Parashop Eyelash Curler, a 2B Illuminating Correcting Cream, an Essence Mosaic Blush, an H&M High Impact Eye Colour Eyeshadow and an Essence Matt Matt Matt Lipstick! Keep on reading to find out how to enter and don't forget to read my giveaway policy for any additional information. Thank you and good luck!

Celebrating The Holidays Alone

For many of us the Christmas holidays are a time of joy, an opportunity to make good memories with the people we hold near and dear to our heart. To laugh together, to drink hot chocolate, to enjoy the twinkling lights and the smell of beautifully decorated pine trees, the smell of good Christmas cuisine and sweet chocolate. For me, Christmas is a holiday that brings up a lot of painful memories, and trying to get into the Christmas spirit has been a bit tough. Over the past years I've cried at almost every Christmas dinner as I was held responsible for actions that were not mine and it's left scars. This year I'm celebrating the holidays alone and that only and entirely for my own wellbeing.

3x Sleek Blushes

Previously sold only in UK drugstores, Sleek Makeup was recently introduced in Belgium and is now exclusively sold at Di Makeup. As a beauty blogger I already knew about Sleek makeup for years, mainly through the youtube beauty community, and had purchased a couple of their blushes back on a trip to London. Since their blushes always have gotten great reviews I want to start off with those. I have nr 922 Life's a Peach, which is a bright orange blush, nr 936 Pixie Pink, a pink blush, and nr 921 Suede, that has a nude-ish brown color. Let's have a look!

TOP 3 Budget Foundations You Should Try

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! 

5 Signs You're Dating a Fuckboy

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! 

Essence Make Me Brow Eyebrow Gel Review

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!

Catrice Cosmetics Makeup Review 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!

I Accidentally Deleted All The Images On My Blog

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.

Essence Advent Calendar WEEK 1 Round Up

This was week 1 of the Essence Holiday Advent Calendar Christmas Countdown! Make sure you follow me on Insta @JolienNathalie for Instagram stories and on Snapchat at joliennathalie for a LIVE unboxing EVERY DAY! I never expected the amazing response that I got and I'm so happy that you are all enjoying the Essence Holiday Christmas Countdown. Make sure to stay tuned for week 2 to see all of the bestselling makeup products that Essence Cosmetics has in store for us this December. Here's a look at week 1 in beautiful makeup flatlays! 

4X Best Affordable Blushes

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!

Shaka Beauty Contouring Palette Review

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!

Primark PS PRO Expert Face Blending Brush

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.