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.

My in-law horror story⎢REUPLOAD



The original post of this story suffered a blogger glitch, ironic I know, so I decided to reupload the article in a clean and new post. All the comments left on the original post are lost, unfortunately, I did however post screenshots of the comments at the end of this post just in case you're interested. I want to thank you, and those of you who have contacted me trough the contact form on my site, for being so kind and supportive, I really appreciate it.

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!

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!

Why you should use Instagram to grow your blog/website



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It's been a little over 2 months now that I've been using Instagram and I've noticed it having a huge impact on my analytics, when it comes to my blog. I think this shows how having a smartphone actually is very important if you want to survive in this jungle of bloggers. I thought the Instagram craze was only going to be temporary, but now that I've created an account I can see how it's just getting started, hence the introduction of ads recently.

About People That Bring You Down⎜How To Delete Unnecessary Negativity From Your Life



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. 

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.