Friday, 31 October 2014

Bobbi Brown - What's on my face ?




After my visit to Bobbi Brown at Parfuma Antwerp, I couldn’t leave without buying something (or almost EVERYTHING :p) I liked the look they created for me so I had a little bit of a splurge. #FeelingSpendy. But after all it’s my birthday this month, so why not?

Which products were used on me?

First step was Skincare. Annelore cleansed my skin with the Soothing Cleansing Oil and hydrated it with the Hydrating Face Cream. For my eyes she used the Extra repair eye cream, because I’m already using this one. To top this all of my lips got treated with a Lipbam.

After prepping my face there was the search to the perfect foundation color and texture. Because I’m a foundation virgin (really I’ve turned 27 and until last week I’ve never used it in my life!)They do this using the BOBBI BROWN FOUNDATION STICKS, they come in about 24 skin tone shades, so you’ll always find your colour. Because I’m a foundation virgin and I don’t like a cakey look on my face we’ve opted to stay with the Foundation stick. I’m colour SAND 2 (Yes I’m a very pale person J). This stick will give you a light till full coverage, it's very buildable. But before the foundation Annelore used a CC cream in color Pale Nude to even out my skintone.

Next in line was correcting my under eyes and concealing them. For this Annelore used the Corrector in extra light bisque and the Concealor in cool sand.

Annelore set my foundation and concealor with the Sheerfinished powder in pale yellow.

After using foundation (no matter what sort) your face is in 2D, to recreate that 3D effect you need to apply bronzer in the right places. Because I’m really pale a brown bronzer would never look natural for me, so we went with the Antigua 2 bronzer, which has a pink undertone, followed with a little bit of Blush in Pale Pink.

Bobbi’s rule is to first apply lipstick before creating your eye look, that way you’ll know how much eye make up to apply. For my lips we choosed the Arty Stick Lips in Dusty Pink.

Last but not least, the eyes! First of all defining the eyebrows. I have really blond eyebrows, so without product it almost looks like I don’t have any J normally I use the Benefit gimme brow in light/Medium (sort of a mascara for eyebrows) but we went for a powder. Annelore used the color wheat powder, to set my eyeshadow she used the long wear eye shadow base and then created a smokey eye with the Smokey nudes eye palette (limited edition), the Longwear eye gel in Graphite Shimmer ink and topped it off with the Smokey eye mascara.

I’ loved the look, so as you can see in the picture I took a lot of products home with me.

What do you think?

XO S.

Thursday, 30 October 2014

Miley Cyrus for MAC Viva Glam!



Have you seen MAC's new Viva Glam campaign? After Lady Gaga, Ricky Martin, Fergie, Nicki Minaj and Rihanna, Miley Cyrus is the new spokesperson for it! Miley will have her own lipstick and lipgloss in a beautiful hot pink color.
MAC Viva Glam collection will be available in February 2015! As always the profits will go to the MAC AIDS fund.

Will you be buying something?
XO S.

Friday, 24 October 2014

Oreo cupcake heaven!





I had a mini bake off last weekend because I got inspired by Tanya Burr and her Oreo cupcakes.
Let me tell you one thing: HEAVEN! I scored big time with these cupcakes! 
The color isn't the most apeeling that excist but the taste makes you forget about that.
You just know you need to try this yourself, here's the recipe:

INGREDIENTS

For the cupcakes:

175g butter
165g caster sugar
3 eggs
40g cocoa powder
125g self raising flower
1 tsp baking powder
1 pack oreos


For the frosting:

2 packs oreos
100g butter
200g icing sugar

Set the oven to a180 degrees celsius. Prepare your cupcake tins by puttin in the cupcake papers. Mix your butter and sugar until a smooth mixture. Next step is adding the eggs to the butter and sugar mixture, whisk this all in. Last but not least, add all your dry ingredients (cocoa powder, flour and baking powder). Pop a whole oreo into the bottom of each cupcake paper. Then before putting them in the oven scoop the mixture into your cupcake papers on top of the oreo, fill the papers almost to the top. Time to bake!  put them in the oven for 14-17 minutes (it depends on how fast your oven cooks your cupcakes !)

Whilst your cupcakes are in the oven, you need to make the frosting. Mix your butter and icing sugar together (make sure the butter is on room temperature!) with a wooden spoon into a soft buttercream (this takes a while and at some points it looks like there just isn't engough butter. DO NOT AD EXTRA BUTTER. You'll see it will all turn out fine). Then you need to crumb up half a pack of oreo's (I used a kitchenrobot to help me with this). Stir your oreo crumbs into your buttercream and there you have your oreo frosting!

Once your cupcakes are completely cooled down you can spoon on your frosting and for a finishing touch, break an oreo in half and push it on top.

And then the best part: you can eat them! :-)

Will you be trying out this recipe? Let me know what you'd think of them! 

XO S. 




















Wednesday, 22 October 2014

Handbag cravings!


For those who don't know this about me I'm a handbag person! I have a little collection of which I'm very proud of and where I worked very hard for. But then again, a girl can never have enough handbags ! I always have a small wishlist of the bags that I'm craving at the moment and would like to own in the (near?) future.
- not necessarily the color that is mentionned in the picture above -

Chanel classic jumbo in black grained leather
Chanel caviar timeless woc in pink grained leather 
Givenchy Medium Antigona in Grey
Balenciaga work bag
Fendi 2 jours
Fendi peek-a-boo


Do you have a handbag wishlist? What's on it?

XO S.



Monday, 20 October 2014

Clinique repairwear intensive lip treatment



Fall has set in and soon enough it will be winter, which stands for dry lips! HORROR!

So this is the moment to start protecting your lips and what better way to do this then with the Clinique repairwear intensive lip treatment. After reading a review by Vivianna does make up, I was hooked! I needed this in my life! 

This isn’t just a lipbalm, it’s an intensive lip treatment that helps repair the look of wrinkles on and around lips. Provides antioxidant protection against the environment. Boosts natural collagen production and replenishes natural moisture barrier so lips stay soft and hydrated. Best of all it is fragrance free.

The Clinique repairwear intensive lip treatment is very simple to use, you only need to apply it twice a day. Once in the morning before applying your lipcolor and the second time in the evening. I’d like to keep this on my nightstand so I can use it before I go to sleep. I've been using the lip treatment for about 2 weeks now, using it every morning and evening and I must say, you can really see the difference! My lips are soft, plumped and non-flakey, exactly how I want them to be, and it will stay on for hours. One little negative point is that, when you use it in the morning and you put on your normal lipstick this can be a little bit to greasy. But it all depends on how rich you apply the treatment. The Clinique repairwear intensive lip treatment isn't a cheap product but it works so well that I’m a 100% I’ll repurchase it again.

Do you think this is an interesting product? Would you buy it?

XO S.

Thursday, 16 October 2014

Birchbox is coming to Belgium!





Some exciting news in beautyland ladies! BIRCHBOX IS COMING TO BELGIUM!

If you are a fan of monthly beautyboxes then you are going to LOVE this one! You'll receive monthly deliveries of personalized beauty, grooming, and lifestyle samples, tailored to your profile. Try cult brands, up-and-coming lines, and everything in between. And they even have a MEN BOX.
This is also a nice little present for a friend who's really in to beauty and would like to try some new products.

The subscription cost 13€ / month or 120€ a year. (A saving of 36€ a year)
(You need to add a 3€ shippingcost per box OR when you buy a year subscription it's free.)

If you want to try it you can order it here

Are you going to order one?

XO S.


Wednesday, 15 October 2014

Sephora Haul


Whilst I'm writing this my Sephora package is on it's way to me. (EXCITED!!) Is there anything better dan receiving a package delivered to you? I haven't orderd that much, but when you receive -25% at Sephora you just can not buy nothing! Let me take you trough the list.

First of all I've orderd the GLAMGLOW - GIFT SEXY (49.90€).
I've never tried a Glamglow mask before, but EVERYBODY is talking about it. So as soon as I receive the package I'm trying this one. At the moment my skin is in a good condition, but it can always be better....
The Glamglow - Gift Sexy is a limited (holiday) edition for Sephora and it contains:

  • 1 youthmud 50ml
  • 1 mini thirstymud 15ml
  • 1 mini supermud 15 ml 

Because of this giftpack I can try all of the Glamglow masks for the price of 1 mask.
As soon as I've tried them, I'll come back with a full review!

I also bought the BUMBLE & BUMBLE - THICKENING DRYSPUN (35.50€).
My hair is very fine and I don't have a lot of hair, so let's hope this will give me that extra "oumph" I've been looking for!
What is it? A translucent dry spray that instant fullness and texture creates.
For who? All hairtypes, especially fine.

Next I stocked up on some Bobbi Brown make up that I needed. I just love Bobbi's make up!
I bought the PALE PINK BLUSH (28.90€) and the SHEER FINISHED PRESSED POWDER - PALE YELLOW (37.50€).
Last but not least the NR:23 SEPHORA EYELINER BRUSH (15.95€) to create that perfect winged eye.

Do you have any experience with these products? Some other Sephora recommendations?

XO S.



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