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!

IMG_5946

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.

IMG_5952

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!

Love,

-M.

Advertisements

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.

IMG_3225

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.

IMG_3216

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 🙂

IMG_3234

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)

IMG_3138

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.

IMG_3139

IMG_3156

IMG_3155

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.

Sleek palettes!!!

Hi everyone!

I went to London last weekend (YAY) and stopped by at Superdrug to look for some Sleek products. We don’t have them in the Netherlands, but I absolutely love the I-Divine palettes. So, I got myself these two:

IMG_1472

IMG_1498

These are Storm and Ultra Matte V1.

I really like Storm for it’s neutral colours. There are some sparkling ones, some mattes, dark and light. I think the pigments are great, really, all of them, especially for this price. It’s wonderful for school/work, quick and easy to use, perfect for 5 minute makeup (:
What I don’t like is the sponge brush, but I never liked sponges. I use my own brushes.

IMG_1502

IMG_1505

IMG_1509

The bright coloured palette made me so happy, because the colours looked very bright and it felt like spring when opening it. However, when testing the colours, I was slightly disappointed by a few. As you can see in the swatches, there’s quite a few that hardly show up. The lightest colours are hardly visible on my arm, though I have another picture where it shows my fingertips. There really is some product. The pinks were letting me down, I expected more of them. The blue of the second row and the orange look really good. The blue is, but the orange is not as good as it looks here, I had to rub it more to make it show up like this.  The yellow really surprised me though, it’s phenomenal, even though the photo doesn’t really show it.

IMG_1477

IMG_1480

IMG_1485

IMG_1493

These palettes are small and therefore more practical than a 120 palette, for example. This week I’ve used Storm almost every day. Our bond is getting strong, I’m telling you (:
Although I obviously still LOVE bright colours, I was just sitting on a cloud every day trying out new things with this one.

I hope you found this post useful. I found out that these photos were not my best shots, haha. I did Storm last, and you’ll be able to see those shots are obviously much better, since I figured I shouldn’t be doing this by the window.
If you would like to know more, feel free to ask.

Love,

-M.