Monday, December 4, 2017

H&M black Friday and cyber Monday haul

Dear readers,

I have been a bit absent because of my crazy film schedule for university and some other projects. However I did find the time to shop online so I also felt that it was necessary to share my purchases. All of these items but one I bought either in a black Friday sale or a cyber Monday sale.

The blue lace dress I got with 10% discount and I decided to get it because it looks a lot like a dress I LOVE to wear but in a different colour with a different print. I got it for €22.50.

The faux fur vest I got for half prices off and it ended up being €11.99. I absolutely love the vest because it's so fancy yet comfortable.

I also got a pile top which I'm loving with this weather, it's soo soft and warm. I got it with a 50% discount and on top of this discount I got 10% off. So it ended up costing me €12.59.

Then I saw the loose fit pants with bow and I got soooo happy because I wanted this one soo bad but I didn't have the chance yet to buy it. Now I got it for half price with a 10% discount on top of it. I ended up getting it for €18.90.

The knitted cardigan I got with €5 discount for €13.99. In person it's a bit shorter than it looked on the website so I'm not sure when I'm going to wear this yet but I love the colour.

The knitted sweater looked more a like a regular top on the website and since I needed one of those and it was only €6.99 I decided to go for it.

And the last thing I got in this crazy sale is the jumper with lace detail. I had been looking at this jumper for weeks in the store but I found it full price to expensive. So when I saw it 50% off I immediately bought it. I ended up getting it for €14.99.

I also got another clothing item but it wasn't on sale. I still wanted to share it because a ton of people have given me compliments on it.

It's this gorgeous black jumpsuit with a bow on the front. It's absolutely gorgeous and makes my waist look so small. I got it for €39.99.

x Julia

Monday, November 13, 2017

Review: Makeup Revolution Liquid highlighter in Unicorn Eleixir

Dear readers,

today I'm going to review the Makeup Revolution Liquid highlighter in the shade 'Unicorn Elixir'.

I got this highlighter when I visited London, it was one of the things I knew I was going to get. I had to have it after I saw the first preview photos of this highlighter on Instagram. Are you curious about this gorgeous product? Than keep on reading!

Makeup Revolution about this highlighter:
' A magical and beautiful reflective iridescent lilac liquid highlighter drops with a variety of uses! Our concentrated highly pigmented highlighter is a must have for all lovers of glow! Can be used alone as a liquid highlighter, Simply apply to the high points of the face and blend with a synthetic brush or sponge for dimension and glow. 
Mix into your favourite foundation for a more dewey and illuminous finish. Mix into your body lotion and creams for a gorgeous all over glow, or use alone with your everyday skincare for a natural glow from within on even bare skin days.'

I absolutely love the few liquid highlighters I already own from this brand, so knew this one wouldn't disappoint me.
When I first swatch the highlighter I was a bit confused because it has a lot of glitter particles in it. I was afraid that when applied on top of foundation it would scrub away the makeup underneath. I do have to say I was at the same time very impressed by the pigmentation and the shine.

For the first time using the highlighter I decided to apply it with my finger in a tapping motion. This worked really well, it didn't ruin the makeup that was already there and it looked amazing. The highlighter blends really well even on top of powder foundation. (Side note: A lot of liquid makeup products don't work that well on top of powder, the combinations gives a cracking appearance. )

As you can tell from the picture below the highlighter looks amazing and soooo BRIGHT. I also posted an another photo on Instagram in which my highlighter looks perfection.

The highlighter stays in place all day and night, it doesn't fade away or loses his brightness and shine.

What's your favourite liquid highlighter at the moment?
xxx Julia

Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Review: Kat von D Shade + Light Glimmer Eye Palette

Dear readers,

during my stay in London I bought myself this gorgeous Kat von D Shade + light Glimmer eye palette. I was so obsessed with her other palette that I decided that I needed this palette as well.

The holographic effect on the packaging itself is already something to be obsessed about but the eyeshadows inside make it complete. It's the perfect palette for the Holidays.

This palette is a glimmer version of her first shade + light eye palette, which I absolutely love. Both palettes are highly pigmented and long lasting. This palette has some eyeshadows that are easier to blend than other shadows. I already have created some looks with this palette and shared the photo's on my Instagram; click here and here to see the looks. This palette has quickly become one of my favourite. 

I swatched all the eyeshadows but to make it easier I also included the names in the photo above. I didn't use an eyeshadow base with this swatches because I wanted to show the pigmentation of the eyeshadows by themselves.

From left to right: Porcelain, Copper, Bronze & Sterling.

From left to right: Dush, Cinder, Onyx & Glacier.

From left to right: Dune, Rust, Jasper & Quartz.

Overall I would definitely recommend this palette to all the beauty lovers out there. Besides the fact that it's gorgeous and has a lot of glitter it also has a lot of pigment and it's perfect for every skin tone. Like I said before it's a must have for the Holidays.

What's your must makeup product for the Holidays?

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Makeup Revolution Halloween party 2017

Dear readers,

today it's 31st of October better known as Halloween and I felt that an article covering the Makeup Revolution Halloween party from last week would be an excellent way to celebrate this holiday.

Last week I flew to London to attend this event, which was on Thursday and I had a blast.

The theme for the party was 'frighteningly glamourous'. I went as a crystal queen/modern witch and I got a lot of compliments on my crown and makeup. To be honest I felt a little underdressed because so many people went all the way with their costumes and looked absolutely amazing. I decided to keep it simple because I had to bring my outfit on a plane and not a lot of people were in costume last year.

The location of the party was A-MA-ZING! It was this church-like building in the middle of London, it was at Marylebone one to be precise. The inside looked like a modern church and they dressed it up with lots of roses. The tables were coffins and the photo booth was a confession stand.  The bar was in the middle of all of this with one giant lipstick in the centre. Upstairs there was a haunted house kind of thing. It looked so good and the actors never went out of character. Sadly I don't have photos of the haunted house because I was either too scared or too busy with filming for my Instagram story. The drinks they served at the event were amazing as well because they actually served red cocktails with fake blood dripping from the glass.

The only thing I didn't like was the food they served. They didn't serve a wide range of different foods like they used to and most of it was with meat in it. They served things like hamburgers and fries and it didn't really fit in with the theme of the party. (I do have to mention that I ate a hamburger at a pub before I came to the party so I wanted something different to eat than my dinner from that night.)

 Another thing I love is that they display all the new makeup at the entrance. I love seeing the things they recently released. I'm not going to lie, I want them all!

Halfway through the night Makeup Revolution founder, Adam, held his speech. He always inspire me and I love to hear how the brand is growing. He also told us that this is the church in which he got married to his wife. I think it's special that he takes us to one of the most important places in his life to celebrate. I did have a moment to talk to Adam after his speech but I can't tell you about what until I know more. I know what a tease. 
After the speech a few dancers came on stage to start the party. To be honest I didn't know what was happening until later because it was too crowded to see them. 

At this point a lot of people left the party for some reason. Which totally changed the vibe of the party. The people left were either people who were dancing like there was not tomorrow and people who were on constantly on their phones. At the same time something strange was happening at the bar. It looked like they had run out of drinks but everyone wanted one at that moment so there was a huge queue. After half an hour this was fixed and they still had enough cocktails for the night so I don't know what went wrong but it certainly didn't help the party vibe.

After this I decided to go home as well. The people I met at the party were already gone and I felt really uncomfortable after a while. I wasn't in total dance or party mode and I didn't feel like staring at my phone all them. I also decided that I had a great night so far so it was time to go back to my hotel.

Above is the picture in the photo booth with Conor and Vanisha who I met at the party.

At the beginning of the party everyone got a ticket for a goodie box, not a goodie bag but a box. The whole box idea fitted perfectly with the whole theme of the night. Of course I was excited to see what was in the goodie box.

 They put a lot of nice products in the box. I got a pair of Superdrug false lashes. Two eyeshadows; one from Freedom in the shade 'Shimmer 10' & one from Makeup Obsession in 'Denim'. Three lipsticks from Makeup Revolution in 'Reckless', '100% vamp' & 'Life on the dance floor'. They also gave me one of their strobe highlighters in 'Flash'. A Makeup Revolution eyeshadow palette in 'Redemption palette romantic smoked'. The famous liquid latex and fake blood from Freedom. And last but not least a Makeup Revolution Dual eyeliner felt & kohl. 

I'm really excited and looking forwards in creating looks with these gorgeous products!

Happy Halloween!

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Halloween & Christmas Lush haul

Dear readers,

today I'm going to share what I bought from the Halloween & Christmas collection from Lush. I already shared a photo on my Instagram account but I will now enlighten you with more information about the products.

I'm going to start this haul off with the Halloween collection, than the Christmas collection and than the other stuff I got from Lush.

I got the 'Sparkly pumpkin' bubble bar. I saw that the also have this one in pink and I actually wanted both but I knew I had to choose since I couldn't get both. I don't actually own a bath but my mom does so I sometimes go over to her house to take a bath. I decided to go for the 'Sparkly pumpkin' and not for the 'Pink pumpkin' because I wanted a more fruity aroma than a jasmine aroma.

This bubble bar main aromas are juniper berry, lime and grapefruit.

I got this bubble bar for €5.37. 

The next product is the 'Pumpkin' bath bomb. I'm going to be honest I got this one because it screams Halloween.
The main aromas of this bath bomb are Pimento berry, cinnamon bark & vanilla.

Lush about this bath bomb:
'Serve yourself up a slab of sweet pumpkin pie, dripping in spice and sauciness - it's even more satisfying in bath bomb form. Sweet, comforting vanilla absolute and spicy cinammon evoke the rich, biscuity fragrance of home-baking and stacked desserts, ensuring that you feel toasty from top to toe. A soak with this pumpkin-shaped bomb is more satisfying than a belly full of pudding.'

I got this bath bomb for €4.55.

I also got the 'Monsters ball' bath bomb. I absolutely love the colour combination of blue and pink. The main aromas in this bath bomb are lime, neroli, Himalayan rock salt & olibanum.

Lush about this bath bomb:
'Eye spy with this little eye something beginning with BOO! This monster mash-up of lime and neroli oils is a sure fire way to get the party started. Toss into a hot bath and watch it go. Olibanum oil relaxes and leaves you feelin’ Franken-fine all night long.'

I got this bath bomb for €4.92.

The last bath product I got from the Halloween collection is of course the cat face 'Bewitched' bubble bar. I needed to have this one so bad because it looks so much like my cat. It's so cute!
The main aromas in this bubble bar are olibanum & bergamot.

Lush about this bubble bar:
'After a busy day whizzing around on a broomstick, ground yourself with olibanum and be spellbound by bergamot. Twitch your nose and breathe in this familiar blackberry scent. Whether in this life or one of the other eight, you'd be a fool to let this pass you by!'

I got this bubble bar for €5.37.

I only got one thing from the Christmas collection because like I mentioned before I don't own my own bath. So I'm not sure how many baths I'm going to take between Halloween and Christmas. Since Christmas is further I can always buy more Christmas themed Lush products in the upcoming months.

I decided to go for 'Shoot for the stars' bath bomb because it looks soo pretty. The main aromas of this bath bomb are cocoa, orange, coconut & bergamot.

Lush about this bath bomb:
'Honey-scented sparkles of Brazilian orange and bergamot waltz with swirling, golden stars, creating a world of cobalt colour. As the calming blanket of shimmering, midnight blue unfolds, Brazilian orange and bergamot oils combine to send your mood rocketing up to the stars.'

I got this bath bomb for €4.92.

The reason I decided to order in the first place was because I was running out of my favourite shampoo and they only sell the shampoo online. It's the 'Cynthia Sylvia stout' shampoo and it's the holy grail when it comes to hair products. I already wrote a complete review so to read my whole opinion about this gorgeous shampoo click here.

Lush about this shampoo:
'A gentle shampoo made with beer, vinegar, and lemon juice to give your locks a glossy sheen. Tradition has it that lemon juice and beer are great for the hair, so we’ve added lots to this shampoo. Lemon juice is also a terrific cleanser, whilst stout is rich in protein, which helps give the hair body and strength.'

I got the 500g bottle for €19.79.

Lush also included a little sample to the box, the 'Herbalism'. I used to use this product a lot to get rid of my acne, which worked and I'm excited to bring it back in my routine again.