Mermaid Vibes | MOTD

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This look is totally something different from what I normally wear for makeup, but I love it! Last week I bought some new colors at KIKO, you can read about that here. Immediately I wanted to play with all the colors, they were perfect for a mermaid inspired look!

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FACE: Catrice Even Skintone Foundation, Catrice Liquid Camouflage Concealer, Maybelline Matte Me Powder, Makeup Revolution Contour Palette, Essence Silky Touch Blush in 20 Babydoll, I Heart Makeup Goddes of Love Highlighter

EYEBROWS: Catrice Eyebrow Powder and Eyebrow Gel

EYES: Catrice Eye Shadow Base and Maybelline Matte Me Powder

  • Crease – KIKO Smart Eyeshadow in 29 (blue)
  • Eyelid – KIKO High Pigment Wet and Dry Eyeshadow in 84 (green). Used it dry over the whole eyelid, and wet on the middle part.
  • Eyeliner and Inner Corner – KIKO Eyetech Look in 112. Used it as a eyeliner.

NYC Big Bold Mascara

LIPS: KIKO Intesly Lavish Lipstick in 01

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That’s the finished look! I’m really happy how it turned out. Actually, I wanted to film this look, but if your head is constantly out the view, it’s not going to work of course. Need to stick with blogging I guess. Maybe in the future, we’ll see.

Also, to be updated on my makeup looks, follow my other Instagram! I recently opened a new makeup related account. I will post photos from my looks there, that you can later expect on my blog!

Little close up video of my mermaid look. Tomorrow on the blog!

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Mermaids do it better 🐚🐬. SOON ON THE BLOG!

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Gap Year Update #2

 

GAP YEAR | Experience & What to do

GAP YEAR UPDATE + THANK YOU!

It’s almost a year ago that I found out I wasn’t accepted at the school that I wanted to go to. I remember I was a bit sad, but also happy that I had some more free time, but mostly I was scared. Because not going to college, would mean I had a gap year. It freaked me out not knowing what I had to do with my life. There were some things I wanted to do, but I didn’t know how. Eventually, now I think I made some great decisions. I grew and had the time of my life.

One of those great decisions is, of course, starting this blog. I am so happy that I had the courage to write about my life. In the beginning, this blog was mostly for myself, a space where I could write about my feelings and my ideas for this gap year. Just as my first blog post, I immediately throw in the fact I have a gap year. Blogging was all new to me, and when I look back now at my posts from a year ago, it is so different from what I post now. My blog went from bucket lists, get to know me’s to MOTD’s, OOTD’s and travel diaries. I remember I was so happy when my blog hit the 100 followers! Now, my blog is still growing and growing. It already hit the 400 followers! Thank you all so much for all the love! I never expected my blog to be this big, and I am really proud that I achieved this. Even though my gap year is almost over, I will keep blogging. I admit I barely post sometimes because I am not feeling like writing, but I think that’s normal. I think it’s better to write when you want to, instead of doing it because it’s required. The best posts are the ones you put the love in.

Even though I had the time of my life this year, I will be talking about that later, it wasn’t the easiest. I had to find what I wanted to study next year, how to fill my free time, think about doing something special. There was so much to do and think about. I made some “gap year resolutions”, all things I would like to do. I remember I wanted to learn a language, a skill, do volunteer work, travel the world and more. Trust me, it looks like you have loads of time, but eventually, you don’t. I made the decision to travel, but of course, I needed money for that so I worked more. Luckily I got the chance to work more at my part time supermarket job, and save all the money I needed. I even had the opportunity to take two months off to leave for Asia!

I also come across a study I wanted to follow, Optometry. I had to make an entrance examination. And again, they only accepted around 100 people. Luckily I am one of them, what means I am finally going to college in September! I’m very excited to learn again.

The gap year was also full of learning. I had to learn to make decisions, to get responsible, more confident and do things on my own. Even though I never mentioned it on my blog, because I didn’t feel the need to throw it out on the internet, I had to go through a few setbacks as a breakup of a 2.5 years long relationship and, not going backpacking with my best friend.  When I look back, I am really happy both things happened. Especially the breakup, because I wasn’t happy and I became myself again. It’s weird how one person can change you, but I am so happy I am myself again. Asia definitely helped me with it. I finally saw that that person I used to be 2.5 years long, wasn’t me.

My backpack adventure to Thailand, Vietnam, and Cambodia is the other amazing decision I made this year. I had the best time there, saw so many beautiful views, met amazing and lovely people who will stay in my memory for ever, I saw the world from another perspective and I experienced so many new things. I could keep talking about my travels, but I already posted loads about it! If you want to read it, the start of all my diaries is from this post. You can read the recap here. There is also a film on it’s way, but it’s so much to edit, and the motivation is not really here yet. Have to work on that!

Yes, I am thankful for all the opportunities I had this gap year. I saw amazing places as, London, Bangkok, Hanoi, Angkor Wat, Berlin and Budapest. I became myself again. And I had so much fun already blogging, and there is still loads to come! If you’re in doubt to take a gap year, do it, it’s amazing. It was the best decison for me.

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KIKO Eyeshadows | Shoplog

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Oops, I did it again…

The sale is everywhere, and when I saw all the discount on eyeshadows at KIKO, I just had to get some. For a while now I was thinking about buying some more colorful colors, as I mostly only own basic nude colors. So when I saw all these colors at KIKO, I decided to buy a few. I don’t know the exact prices anymore, but they were all between €2 and €4!

This is such a beautiful blue, it’s the perfect color for a unicorn or mermaid inspired look. Well, that is also quite the reason why I bought these, for me “weird colors”. This is the color 29 from the smart eyeshadow line.

Normally, green is not really my color. But this green is so glowy! This is also really a unicorn green. It reminds me of the green that’s in de Unicorn Highlighter! This is color 84 from the High Pigment Wet and Dry Eyeshadow line. It is already pigmented, used dry. But when you use it wet, it gets more pigmented and also a beautiful glow.

I couldn’t resist this lovely pink color. It’s perfect for a romantic all pink makeup look! It’s color 18 from the smart eyeshadow line.

How beautiful is this eyeshadow! Look at the pattern, the color, the glitters, the glow. I love it so much, this is definitely my favorite purchase! It’s color 224 from the Water Eyeshadow line.

As last I got this beautiful glittery blue eyeshadow stick. Does it stand out that I only have bought glitter eyeshadows? It’s really pigmented. It’s color 112 from the Eyetech Look Eyeshadow line. Isn’t KIKO so original with their names for the colors?

I’m really happy with all my new eyeshadow colors, and also really excited to play with them! Can’t wait to share some new colorful looks with you!

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Denim Dress 2.0 | OOTD

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In my Budapest travel diary, you could already see a glimpse of my favorite outfit there. Seriously, I wore this denim dress almost every day.  It’s so comfortable and not too warm when you’re doing a city trip at a sunny destination. Personally, I never like to wear short, revealing, beachy clothes in a city, even though it’s quite hot. So for me, this outfit was perfect!

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The second day I was wearing this outfit I combined it with a black t-shirt. Same shirt, different color. I couldn’t choose, so I bought both. Purchased them at Primark a year ago or so, for under €10 for sure.

The denim dress is from H&M, I bought it on sale last winter for only €20. But denim dresses are everywhere again, I saw a few that look the same at H&M, Berschka, and even Primark!

My shoes are from Nike, the Nike Tanjun in gray. My beloved backpack is from Fjallraven Känken. I bought it in Vietnam, and it’s my favorite backpack. Oh and they match my Nikes. The cat eye sunglasses are also from H&M, again bought on sale, but this time last summer.

I posted an outfit with this denim dress before. You can check it out here. But as I wore it in London in January, while it was freezing cold, I thought it would be fun to share a summer edition of it! Honestly, I like the summer version a bit more 🙂

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Glowy bronzy look | MOTD

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When I think of a summer makeup look, I think about lot’s of color or a classy glowy bronze look. As I love natural colors more (and I also went for dinner with this look), I went for the glowy bronze look. Enjoy!

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FACE: Maybelline BB Cream, Maybelline Fit Me Concealer, Maybelline Matte Me Powder, Makeup Revolution Ultra Contour Palette, I HEART Makeup Blushing Hearts in Candy Queen of Hearts and I HEART Makeup Goddes of Love Highlighter.

EYEBROWS; Catrice Eyebrow Powder and gel

EYES; All colors are from the I HEART Makeup Naked Chocolate Palette

  • Crease – Milky
  • Outer V – Tob-le-rone
  • Eyelid – Divine and Mocha Lover
  • Inner Corner – I HEART Makeup Goddes of Love Highlighter

NYC High Definition Liquid Eyeliner Pen, Essence Eyeliner Pen, and NYC Big Bold Mascara.

LIPS: NYX Soft Matte Lipcream in Rome

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That’s the finished makeup look! If you want it more glowy and bronzed, you can, of course, use more highlighter and bronzer. I was already quite glowy because of the warmth, but I couldn’t resist using more highlighter. Oh well…

Hope you liked it and have a nice day!

Lots of love xxx

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