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Friday, 29 September 2017

The Fenty Beauty Foundation Dupe

Fenty Beauty Foundation Dupe

I know, I can't quite believe it either. The Catrice HD Liquid Coverage is the Fenty Beauty Foundation dupe?! I haven't talked about Fenty Beauty on my blog just yet (I'm planning to) but Catrice Cosmetics for me is very familiar territory. I have tried and purchased many of their foundations and this HD Liquid Coverage makeup in particular was a big hit for Catrice. From the many reviews that I have seen of the Fenty Beauty Pro Filt'r Soft Matte Longwear Foundation and from taking a look at the ingredients and where this formula was manufactured, this Catrice foundation might just be an absolute match.

Wednesday, 27 September 2017

L'Oreal Infallible Eye Paints Review

If there's one kind of eyeshadow that I have been using non-stop over the past weeks it's these brand new L'Oreal Eye Paints. I kindly received 3 Eye Paints and one Eye Paint primer, in a beautiful PR package, and they've been on my 'awesome makeup to review' list ever since. These eyeshadows are unlike anything I have ever used before, and if you like no fuss makeup you absolutely want to hear what I have to say!

Monday, 25 September 2017

Essence Metal Chrome Blush Review

Essence blushes are my religion, they are the absolute best and there's no denying it. The newest addition from the brand are the Metal Chrome Blushes. They have 3 different shades available and I cannot wait to get my hands on the other two. Today I will be reviewing 30 the beauty and the bronze, which is the darkest shade Essence Cosmetics released. Let's have a look! 

Friday, 22 September 2017

Essence Ultra Last Instant Colour Lipstick

Essence Ultra Last Instant Colour Lipstick

Essence Cosmetics revamped their entire lipstick range and added 20 new shades to their permanent makeup collection of 2017: the Essence Ultra Last Instant Colour Lipsticks. Essence lipsticks have always been a passion of mine. Ever since they released their Longlasting Lipsticks back in 2014, I've pretty much purchased every single one the brand has ever created. The formula of their lipsticks is truly outstanding and there was no way I was going to miss out on this new collection.

Wednesday, 20 September 2017

My Anxie-Tea Stash⎪Tea To Beat Anxiety

Tea To Treat Anxiety

I'm not a doctor, nor am I a psychiatrist, herbalist or therapist, but I do know first hand what depression and anxiety can do to your mind and to your body, as I've been a long time sufferer and survivor. Tea is a part of my self care routine, my natural medicine to stress, anxiety, mood swings and years ago my go-to home remedy to actually quit smoking and choose for a healthier lifestyle. I recently looked at my anxie-tea stash and realised they actually serve a big purpose in my life, so I wanted to share with you my favorite herbal teas to beat anxiety. 

Monday, 18 September 2017

Essence Make Me Glow Liquid Highlighter

I think we can all agree that wearing an enormous amount of highlighter is the trend of 2017. About every cosmetics brand, on the planet, made it their goal to have the most outstanding highlighter product in their makeup line - in the hopes that it will take over every beauty lovers' social media feed. I love a good glow, something subtle that brings shape, dimension and lights up the highest points of my face. I'm not into a super shimmery look, highlighting for me is about taking your makeup to the next level without looking like a disco ball. Essence Cosmetics recently released the Make Me Glow Liquid Highlighter as part of their 2017 Fall/ Winter collection. Let's have a look!

Friday, 15 September 2017

When Social Anxiety Gets The Best Of You

This Summer I declined 3 wedding invitations, 2 of which I was actually excited to go to. Social anxiety got the best of me once again and even though I'm relieved I didn't go, because I don't think I would have been able to practise the amount of appropriate self care, I'm also a bit sad. When I first got the invitations I was very nervous but as time passed that slowly turned into a tiny little bit of excitement. About 2 months before the 'save the dates' I received an Instagram DM from one of the other guests, and my brain decided to go completely haywire - I wasn't going to go anymore.

Wednesday, 13 September 2017

ZOEVA The Basic Moment Palette Review

I first started using ZOEVA (makeup brushes) years ago when they began working with influencers on Youtube. For once, the many (mostly) American beauty bloggers that I followed and loved so much were raving about a company that was actually based in Europe, Germany to be exact. I then placed an order for a beautiful rose gold eye makeup brush set and I have bought multiple back ups ever since. ZOEVA didn't have as much makeup in their online store yet at that time, today they have more palettes than I can count. As soon as the 'The Basic Moment' blush palette was released I was intrigued. I love the design of the palette and the formula sounded really promising. After looking at some reviews I finally decided to place an order for my birthday. Let's have a look!

Monday, 11 September 2017

NEW Essence Fresh & Fit Foundation Review

Every time Essence releases a new foundation I have to try it. There is no other budget brand in Belgium that is, in my opinion, as affordable and reliable as Essence Cosmetics. I recently purchased a bunch of their new Fall/Winter makeup releases and part of my haul was this Essence Fresh & Fit Awake Makeup Foundation. Fresh & Fit is a new line Essence Cosmetics has created and, from looking just at the packaging of the products so far, everything is looking really promising! 

Friday, 8 September 2017

Trying To Get Back Up When Depression Beats You Down

As most of you have noticed I haven't been very active on my social media these past weeks. Where I'm usually able to talk through and about my emotions, by sharing it with all of you, for some reason I can't even bring myself to do that, I'm completely stuck. I feel shame and sadness mostly. Not so long ago I was ready to tell my therapist I only wanted to see her once every other week, and at this very moment I feel like I've been defeated by mental illness once again. I've been trying to scrap my feelings together that, in my head, are dispersed all over the floor and somehow I don't seem to be able to pick them all up. I feel like a mess.

Wednesday, 6 September 2017

How Much I Spent On Makeup This Month #8

The Summer is over and, even though there's no back to school for me, I can't help but feel a little lost this time of year. I could have done with more Summer holidays for sure - so instead I very much drowned myself in makeup the past weeks. My August makeup shopping, honestly, was a little scandalous for my doing. If you're not familiar with this series, I basically keep track of all the makeup I buy every single month and compare it to my expenses from the previous months. I started it back in January and now we are already heading into September! August was the reveal of new makeup trends, fall collections and winter makeup must haves. Let's see how much money I spent on makeup in the month of August!

Monday, 4 September 2017

KIKO Duo Bronzer Review

KIKO Cosmetics has seduced me yet again with another limited edition bronzer! This time with the KIKO Fall 2.0 Duo Bronzer, which is part of a collection featuring beautiful midnight blue and gold packaging. The Fall 2.0 edition features products such as a Duo Blush, a baked bronzer and highlighter, magnetic eyeshadows and Lip Stylo lipsticks. I was immediately taken by the collection's luxurious look, it reminds me a little of Estée Lauder. Even though the bronzer was a little more expensive than I wanted it to be, I just needed to know if the formula was just as great on the face as it swatched on my finger, smooth and oh, so buttery! I bought two compacts, one for a girlfriend's birthday and one for me. Let's have a look!

Friday, 1 September 2017

Catrice 2017 Fall/Winter Makeup Collection Review

Catrice launched the new Fall/Winter Makeup Collection of 2017 and I have reviewed it all right here for you! Twice a year Catrice Cosmetics turns their whole entire makeup display upside down and decides which products will be discontinued and which products will be added to the brand and have their very own moment of glory. The metallic finish is definitely what the 2017 Fall/Winter makeup trends are all about this time around. Many of the makeup products in this new collection are metallized, glowing, shaping and color correcting. Are you excited?! Let's have a look!
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