Honest About Beauty

Friday, 29 January 2016

Miss Sporty Makeup Haul & Review


Miss Sporty is an affordable makeup brand owned by Coty.inc, which is a company that also owns Rimmel London Cosmetics, OPI, Sally Hansen, philosophy and numorous other (even luxury) brands. It's currently sold in drugstores across the Netherlands, the UK and it is seemingly easy to get a hold of online. I remember it also being available in drugstores in Belgium back in my teenage years. I picked up my goodies in Utrecht, in the Netherlands, at Etos. Since it was my first time trying the brand I went for my usual makeup obsessions: a liquid concealer, a brow kit and a mascara.
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Monday, 25 January 2016

My In-Law Horror Story


Back in May 2015 a family gathering was planned in my apartment, for my boyfriend. He was turning 30 and his family wanted to fly over (from Italy to Belgium) to celebrate. Even though I was anxious about it I was very happy for him and he assured me everything would be fine. I didn't end up celebrating much of that birthday, I had gone completely insane already days before that. The way I was treated by my in-laws, in my own house, was horrific. Every time I think about it my heart rate raises and I become extremely sad and angry, my anxiety levels go trough the roof and I've had enough. Even though this is a very personal story I still want to post it on my blog so I can finally let it go. I divided it in different parts so it's easier for you to read, I didn't think it would end up being so long.
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Friday, 15 January 2016

Tarte Cosmetics⎢Tartelette In Bloom Eyeshadow Palette Review & Swatches



I don't remember the last time I got so excited about a high end eyeshadow palette, not to mention a(nother) nude eyeshadow palette (again). As soon as reviews and swatches from the Tartelette In Bloom palette started popping up like mushrooms after a rain I knew I had to get my hands on it asap. Tarte Cosmetics's eyeshadows have a very good reputation, and for someone who's never tried anything from the brand what better way to start off with than a nice, neutral palette with an edge!
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Wednesday, 13 January 2016

Why I stopped using Elf Cosmetics makeup



As I was reorganising my makeup collection yesterday I noticed how I had placed all the Elf Cosmetics makeup products in my 'throw away pile'. I've been very unfortunate when it comes to Elf makeup and after giving it some thought I concluded it was about time I'd share that with you. I can for sure not be the only one who's had issues with their products. Elf Cosmetics is a low budget brand with a great range of makeup at super affordable prices, which in Europe is mainly sold online. I received mine in a makeup swap I did in my early Youtube days with the lovely +LJ James. I had specifically asked her to get me some Elf products and I was really excited about it!
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Friday, 8 January 2016

About People That Bring You Down


I'm not saying cutting people off is a healthy way of dealing with situations, but it can help in some cases. It's something that works for me, most of the time. I didn't cut people off until I was 19 I think. I had found out what the real definition of friendship was and what genuinely good people were like. I finally found a place where I belonged and a bunch of people I adored and that adored me just as much. I wondered what I had been doing all those years, seeking acceptance from the ignorant people I was surrounded with. I realised they had never been worth my time in the first place, so I started deleting every single person that had hurt me, from my life, one by one.
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Friday, 1 January 2016

Things I Want To Let Go in 2016


The article you're about to read I wrote when I was in a very, very dark place. It's been among my drafts on Blogger ever since and I never really knew what to do with it. Every time I read it, it makes me cry and it reminds me of how I never want to go back to that place again. This is what I want to let go in 2016 and if possible, forever.
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