Two nights until Halloween!!!!

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These are some decorations… The final few are in the making as I am writing this.

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Made these last night and the day before. I found out a few days ago that I will be attending another Halloween celebration this friday (That’s TOMORROW!) and I needed another costume, because I won’t go as the same thing as saturday…
So, for all the readers that have known my blog for a long time, you know what these are! 🙂 I’m doing a bit of fancy but simple makeup, it will be Halloween related, and you’ll just have to wait and see the pictures I’ll take tomorrow!

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Last weekend I discovered that coloured contacts are now much cheaper than they were when I started out with makeup! So, obviously, I bought 3 new pairs. These are a natural purple colour, I really love how this turns out on my eyes! Will wear these tomorrow. There’s another pair that I have no non-ridiculous photo of, but they are super awesome and I will wear those on Saturday! 😀

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Remember that yarn I showed you in one of these updates? Well, I made a beanie for my friend, Tereza 🙂

Now I’m off to the final preperations for the BEST. WEEKEND. OF. THE. YEAR!

Love,

-M.

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Sleek review: iDivine Vintage Romance palette

Here’s the other palette I bought at Beau makeup stores in Groningen!
The weather today is… grey, unfortunately not the sunshine we had during my other review, though I think these photos give a good impression on what the Vintage Romance palette is about.

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It’s a lovely palette with purple and golden shades. Almost all of them are shimmers, except for the one brown colour on the top right. The iDivine palettes seem to always include light and dark colours in the same palette, so you will always be able to mix and match with whatever you want to accomplish, whether it’s a neutral look or smokey eyes, this palette definitely has everything you need, no matter what your eye, hair or skin colour is.

The colours that really caught my attention were the lightest gold (top row, second on the left) and the brightest purple (lower row, third on the left), so that’s why I bought it. The bronze colours on the top row remind me of the bronze and gold colours I have in the Storm palette. I think this whole palette would really match with Storm.

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Pigmentation is exactly what we expect from Sleek. It’s good, it’s pretty, it does what we want it to do, which is shine. Some colours are more shimmery than others, but you’ll be able to tell that from seeing the pans. It’s kind of obvious that there’s one matte, some soft shimmers and then some real shimmers. They do need a primer though, especially with hooded and folded eyelids, I discovered that this palette needs it more than the Sunset palette. I guess that’s what you get with shimmers.

What I love about this palette is that the ones that looked really dark are actually OK when I see them on my skin, but that didn’t mean they were not pigmented enough, which is surprising. Normally, I don’t go there, I don’t do dark smokey eyes and I avoid using black eyeshadows for daily, neutral looks. This black, as you can see, is not black black, but it has a grey-ish tint to it. That’s not very positive, I know, but hey, I’ve got Bulletproof for real harsh black, so I’m actually happy to have some softer darks. It’s good that that specific collection is expanding 🙂

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Would I recommend this palette? Most definitely, yes. Enjoy!

Love,

-M.

Sleek review: iDivine Sunset palette

There’s this little cosmetics shop in Groningen called Beau, it’s not entirely new but I discovered it a few weeks ago. The best part, they sell brands like Sleek and the Balm!! ❤
For all of you fellow people in and around Groningen, it’s practically next to the UB!

So, obviously I bought new makeup during my first visit there last week. I got myself two new eyeshadow palettes, here’s my first review of Sunset, one that has been on my list since the discovery of Sleek altogether 🙂 (they didn’t sell them at Superdrug last year)

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It’s hardly neccesary to explain: I love this palette. Look at the swatches. It’s just as good as my older palette, Storm. It has strong pigmentation, the colours are lovely, it’s cheap, no downsides, what else can I say?
One thing: you DO need a primer, especially when you have hooded lids or any kind of folded crease like me. The shimmery ones tend to get sticky and yuck in the crease, if you know what I mean… But I always use and recommend primer so that shouldn’t be an issue.

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The look above is something that Sleek suggests on the back of the carton box. I really like it, you can go all out with the brights or keep it natural like this. My favorite so far: the bright orange! It’s the reason I bought this palette 🙂

Love,

-M.

Nailart time!

It’s been ages since I last did my nails in an artsy way… I’ve been so lazy and just did a single colour, I feel like I’ve neglected all the nailart followers and I hereby apologise.

This was inspired by Sarah from Chalkboard Nails, she did something like this and I found it on her blog, so all credit goes here.

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I should have used a white polish as a base colour before doing the circle gradient, because the colours are really bright but now they don’t really ‘pop’ like I wanted. They kind of look like colours from the ’90s 😛

Products used:

Essence Colour&go 107 naughty and pink!
– Essence Colour&go 55 let’s get lost
(old collection)
– Essence Colour&go 39 lime up! (old collection)
– Black acryllic paint

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For the right hand, I obviously got lazy and only did a single wiggle thingie 🙂
Enjoy!

Love,

-M.

Nailart experiment: water spotted nails

This weekend I did a nailart experiment, like the title says it was the water spotted technique. I saw this once on cutepolish, I thought Sarah did it too but that was a different one.

I knew that my black polishes were too old, I need to buy a new one. I didn’t want to use a different colour, so I tried a glitter and my black crackle polish. I went for the crackle. Also, I didn’t use hand sanitizer but hairspray. I found out that hairspray worked better for me than perfume.

So, for the how to, click here (:

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After doing my left hand, I got pretty tired of it because it started to crack open, and only my pinky finger was the way I wanted it to be. So then I just went ahead and used the crackle polish as a coat over the neon colours and let that do it’s thing.

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Products used:

– MAX nail art polish in Turquoise, Lime Green, Neon Yellow and Magenta

– Essence Ready for Boarding collection 02 Beauty on tour

– Essence cracking top coat 01 crack me! black

– Essence quick dry topcoat

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Love,

-M.