Honest About Beauty

Wednesday, 31 May 2017

How To Make The Perfect Flatlay


If there's one thing that I'm incredibly proud of when it comes to my blog it's how far I've come with my photography, and how I've grown and improved my skills. The best part? It hasn't gone unnoticed. I've received many requests from you to share my ultimate tips on how to create the perfect flatlay. In today's post I'll be discussing all my behind the scenes flatlay secrets, from the lighting, to the props I use, the background and even the best camera settings. Here's how to make the perfect flatlay in 5 simple steps!
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Monday, 29 May 2017

How Much I Spent On Makeup This Month #5


I started a new blog series where I talk about how much money I spend on makeup every month! Scary, I know, but sometimes we just have to face the facts. I'm a beauty blogger and I realised I never really cared about how much makeup shopping I did, I would just spend and splurge and spend and splurge. Right now, every time I go and haul makeup, my calculator is out. Let's see how much makeup I bought in the month of May!
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Wednesday, 24 May 2017

Essence Primer Review


Essence Cosmetics currently only has one primer in their permanent collection, next to their foundations, powders, concealers, and that is the Get Picture Ready Pore Refining Mattifying Primer. More recently I saw a display of a super cute Essence limited edition called 'Little Beauty Angels' and the 3 primers in the collection immediately caught my attention. I picked up the Soft Brightening Face Perfection Primer. Let's have a look!
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Monday, 22 May 2017

Dear Blogger, Pinterest Is Not A Source


Being a blogger I like to be very much aware of the online environment and its constant undergoing changes. Many experiences as a content creator teach you powerful lessons on how the internet works and I think I sometimes overestimate the level of awareness in the blogger community. I'm not a perfect beauty blogger by any means but I thought I'd share with you some things I have come across that are currently doing their rounds on all social media platforms that you, especially if you're a fellow blogger, should know about.
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Friday, 19 May 2017

Essence Makeup Haul


Where I live the Essence Cosmetics makeup display is pretty much always raided - so on a little trip to Gent (a cute city about 30 min from Brussels) I made sure to hit the drugstore for some beautiful and fully loaded makeup racks. I wasn't really sure what I was looking for, but who does when they're shopping for makeup and they don't need any! I scored some awesome items and I can't wait to share them with you today!
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Friday, 12 May 2017

5X Drugstore Makeup Setting Sprays


Now that the hot weather is approaching I'm sure lots of you will be on the lookout for the best products to make sure your makeup stays put and flawless all day long. Who doesn't want to avoid becoming an oily mess or have their makeup melt off their face?! One of my favorite summer staples when it comes to makeup is a setting spray! I tried 5 from the drugstore and here are my thoughts.
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Wednesday, 10 May 2017

Park Avenue Mineral Mat & Cover Foundation Review


Even though it's sold right next to Maybelline, L'Oreal, Physicians Formula and Rimmel London in every drugstore, Park Avenue is a makeup brand in Belgium that isn't often talked about. I'm going to be honest and say that I find myself walking past their display time and time again. The only reason it caught my attention last week is because I was simply asked on my Snapchat if I could review the Park Avenue Mineral Mat & Cover Foundation. Finding a great budget proof foundation under €10 can be a challenge so I thought why not? Let's have a look!
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Monday, 8 May 2017

Essie Gel Couture Bridal Collection


Summer is approaching and I already have 3 wedding invitations in the mail, the bridal season has begun! I'm really looking forward to be picking out my outfits, and of course have my makeup and mani on point. In June 2017 essie will be launching this beautiful Gel Couture Bridal Collection in collaboration with Monique L'Huillier, a fashion designer most prominently known for gorgeous bridal wear. I cannot imagine better nail polish picks, let's have a look!
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Friday, 5 May 2017

Mental Health: Dealing With Flashbacks


In my struggle with depression and anxiety something I've been dealing with, ever since I'm doing better, is flashbacks. At first I thought I was crazy until I talked about it with a friend of mine, who is a fellow sufferer, and he said he had them too. It was only after that that I mentioned it to my therapist. She explained it was a way for my body to communicate with me, and she proceeded to ask what my flashbacks were about. They only last a couple seconds but they can be pretty disturbing. Most are about things that happened a couple years ago, things that made me hurt a lot, and some are about things I had completely forgotten about, that happened when I was much younger (I'm 26 now).
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Wednesday, 3 May 2017

Primark Bronze Highlight & Glow Kit


Getting your hands on a highlighting kit definitely is the beauty blogging trend of the moment, it's taken me a while but I feel like I finally might have found something interesting in the low budget spectrum! High end highlighting gear is fabulous, I'm sure, but I am always on the look out for a great bargain and this PS Bronze Highlight & Glow kit might just be the beginning of some more glorious highlighting kit discoveries!
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Monday, 1 May 2017

How Much I Spent On Makeup This Month #4


Another month has passed, another post with all the receipts! I started a new blog series where I talk about how much money I spend on makeup, and at the end of the year I'm pretty sure I'm going to give myself a heart attack when I decide to put all my expenses together. I never really kept track of what I spent on cosmetics so I have no idea what to expect! Let's see how much makeup I bought in the month of April.
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