Halloween giveaway!!!! Status: CLOSED

It’s time!!! I’m having a giveaway again!

I recently gained a 100 followers on WordPress, which is the host of this blog. The amazing part about having WordPress followers is that I do not know them in real life, except for one (hi Renas!).

So, for that I am super grateful and I think it’s very special that there are people who found my work on their own and decided to follow it, not as an act of kindness of friendship but simply for the things I share with you. Thankyou!

Besides that I know that I haven’t been able to post the real hardcore makeup things or any real projects lately. Ever since I started with the thesis and then with the moving out and new job stuff, I have avoided WordPress like the plague, because it would remind me of my guilt and how much I wanted to do all these things I love, but simply didn’t have time for. I did check up on my stats and what really surprised me is that some of you kept reading, kept visiting. Then I post one little update and BAM, new followers! So thankyou for still being here with me!


It is time to do something in return again. This time I’d like to give away a palette from Sleek. This is the iDivine Oh So Special palette. I know, this has little to do with Halloween, except for the time of the year. I got it a while ago because I knew this would happen, I just didn’t know when. No swatches, because hygiene! 🙂 It’s a very neutral palette, you can use it for all kinds of makeup, so I hope you like it. The Sleek iDivine palettes are definitely my favorite for daily use, and they have been for quite some time.


For this giveaway I’d like you to comment on this blog post how you found my blog and perhaps what you liked about it and made you follow it.
I’m also a little curious, what are you doing for Halloween this year? 🙂

For the non WordPress followers, don’t worry, you can leave a message without an account and your emailadress can be hidden except for me.

Giveaway opens: NOW

Giveaway ends: 2nd of November 2015 at noon, so 12.00 p.m. UCT+1

The winner will be chosen randomly using Randompicker, not based on answers. The winner, and only the winner, will receive an email. It will not be announced publicly. If the winner does not respond to the email within 72 hours, a new winner will be chosen.

Yes, it is international!! I hate it when other giveaways are US only, and I’m in Europe.

Go on and share the news!



Painting progress August

Hi everyone!

I’m so sorry for not posting anything over the last few weeks! I figured I had some explaining to do..

As you may or may not have read in a previous post, we had some family circumstances at home that caused us to abord our vacation. Shortly after, we had another round of family circumstances, and all things together really got me down.. 😦

Due to not feeling like doing much along the likes of sounding positive and happy on the internet while feeling like sh*t on the inside, I just ignored my blog for a few weeks. I actually didn’t do much when it comes to creativity either, apart from learning to play guitar. Not that that’s nothing, it’s just not blog-related.

I also started a new internship last week,  life is pretty hectic and crazy right now.
This weekend I really want to get back to painting though, and then there’s this list on my desk that has all kinds of things I want to do for my blog..

There are plans, serious new work coming up soon, I just haven’t had the time or mood.

Also please remember that you can still enter my give-away! It closes monday night! It’s worldwide!

Oh, I just realized, you guys haven’t seen this yet:


The trees are coming to life! Sorry for the photo quality, I took it at night with a flash, but on my computer it looks horribly yellow, while in editing programs it looks normal..



100 Followers GIVE-AWAY! – CLOSED


Today we are going to celebrate the fact that I now have a 100 followers on this blog!!!!

I’m so grateful, as I told you many times, for all the people who continue to support my work and appreciate the art of Makeup. I love every single one of you.

To show my thanks, I will be giving away a product that I got for you at IMATS London last June. I knew this day would come, so I bought a lovely palette for you:



This is the NYX Cosmetics Glitter Cream palette, which has a lot of different colours. I tried to find this product online, but all I saw where smaller versions that are no longer available on the NYX website, so, I figured this would be special!

I have opened the palette, only to show it on camera, I have not swatched these because that would be unhygienic. I swatched one or two colours at IMATS though, and I can tell you this: the top layer of the product does not contain a lot of the ‘cream’, it’s mainly just loose glitter. The reviews I found say that you should rub a little harder/deeper to get to that creamy texture.
I’m pretty sure we all have some sort of purpose for loose glitter though 😉 Just look at these colours!



– Leave a comment on THIS post on my blog, something like ‘enter me’ would be sufficient.
– When you leave your comment, make sure you fill in a valid email adress so I can contact you
– Giveaway opens today : 8th of August 2014
– Ends: 1st of September 2014 at midnight

This means only comments on this website, theressomethingaboutrainbows.wordpress.com count, NOT on Facebook or Youtube!! You do not need a wordpress account, you can also just leave a comment, no worries. 

The winner will be chosen using RandomPicker and will receive an email at the 6th of September 2014. You’ll then have 48 hours to respond before a new winner will be chosen. This will not be announced publicly.

I hope you’ll enter and don’t forget to tell your friends!



Home sweet home

Hi everyone!

Earlier this week I returned from my travels. I know I said I’d return in August, but we aborted the trip due to circumstances I do not wish to discuss here.

So, this morning I checked my blog and discovered I have a new follower, welcome Liz! When we all look to the right side of this blog page, there’s a little side box somewhere that says I now have 100 followers!!! Oh happy day!



Thankyou, all of you, for following my blog! And for people who read, this means there’s a give-away coming up! 😀

Other news:
I started reading ‘A Song of Ice and Fire’. I love it.

Then there’s another new thingie, I started learning some guitar stuff. Don’t expect me to be good or anything, I really mean I just started this week, looking up videos on youtube and stealing my brothers guitar, messing around. Maybe, somewhere in the future, you’ll get a glimpse 😛

Oh, and I don’t know if this is happening anywhere else on the planet, not in Italy, but in the Netherlands is really popular for children: Loom bands? The bright coloured elastic bands to create bracelets? I tried this stuff as well, there are photos that I will show you in a new post.

After this weekend I expect myself to get to painting, either my face, my wall, anything! I saw some really cool videos of my favorite youtubers, so I definitely want to recreate some looks. Also there’s other cool original stuff coming up! Plus I promised a costume pattern that has to be uploaded soon, since the movie comes out in like, 2 months?

Lots to do, luckily I still have a few weeks off before I start the internship!