My dream vanity is finally here

Two years ago I started blogging on Google Blogspot. My first blog was about my creative solution on having a kind of a vanity. Because of my low budget, I made a space in my closet and bought a medium sized mirror… and violà… there I had it, my own tiny vanity. I was very happy with it and very proud of myself. 

 
It’s also exactly three years ago that I got enthusiastic about make up, watching a lot of tutorials on YouTube. A year later I had my tiny vanity. And today, I got my dream vanity. It’s amazing, I had a vanity with a big mirror in my teenage years. But when I went abroad to study, I never missed it. And I never thought of having a vanity again, until this last three to two years. And now it’s a reality. The mirror I got last year, the vanity I bought this month, and the last three years I got enough experience on applying make up. So all it’s in place now to really enjoy my vanity. 

   
    
    
 During my summer holidays in Italy, I did some serious shopping. I wanted to post a haul, I’ll just add here what I bought. 

I bought some storage boxes at MUJI on the Go. I bought some make up and skin care products at Sephora, and some nailpolish at Kiko. I also got some beauty products at L’Occitane and Lush. I am a very lucky girl and can’t wait to try all the goodies I got. 

Since last year I’ve been blogging on WordPress, now I feel like this is also a closure to this period that started three years ago. And it’s been great, I’ve learnt a lot but now it’s time to say goodbye. This is an experience that cannot be taken away from me. Now it’s time for me to learn new things. Thank you all that following me on this short blog journey, keep up the good work.

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Just don’t do it

language: a feminist guide

This week everyone’s been talking about an article in the Economist explaining how men’s use of language undermines their authority. According to the author, a senior manager at Microsoft, men have a bad habit of punctuating everything they say with sentence adverbs like ‘actually’, ‘obviously’, ‘seriously’ and ‘frankly’. This verbal tic makes them sound like pompous bullshitters, so that people switch off and stop listening to what they’re saying. If they want to be successful, this is something men need to address.

OK, people haven’t been talking about that article—mainly because I made it up. No one writes articles telling men how they’re damaging their career prospects by using the wrong words. With women, on the other hand, it’s a regular occurrence. This post was inspired by a case in point: a piece published last month in Business Insider, in which a former Google executive named Ellen Petry Leanse…

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It aint summer if you don’t have your stripes on.

It aint summer if you don't have your stripes on.

Maurices striped top
€30 – maurices.com

MANGO ripped shorts
€28 – houseoffraser.co.uk

CHARLES KEITH orange flat
€56 – charleskeith.com

Egyptian inspired jewelry
€23 – shoplouun.com

Brown cat eye sunglasses
€35 – luckyshops.com

Colorful makeup
€23 – ftd.com

Eos lip treatment
€3,53 – kohls.com

This would-be like… Sex & the City revisited.

This would-be like... Sex & the City revisited.

Notte by Marchesa organza gown
€1.475 – boutique1.com

Christian Louboutin pointed toe pumps
€600 – savannahs.com

Chloé genuine leather shoulder bag
€1.320 – selfridges.com

Mac cosmetic
€14 – bloomingdales.com

Shopping in Amsterdam – part two

A couple of weeks ago we went to Amsterdam to go shopping again. This time we did manage to go to the Topshop store. And as soon as my youngest daughter stepped into the store and she saw the prices, she almost ran out of the store… At first she was very determined to shop there but was soon discouraged. I liked the clothes and they do have great accessories, I fell in love with a dress and had to try it on. Let’s say it looked better on the mannequin.   

      

We revisit the Pull & Bear store. There both my daughters shopped till they dropped. 

  

  

  

 

We went to Forever 21 and saw some great clothes and accessories. 

 At Bershka I got a great item suitable for the festival season. It will look great with some jeans shorts.   

We had some sweetness on the go.

  

 

My brother went also along, and it’s like tradition: making funny faces 😜

 

All in all it was a very succesful shopping day… 

  

A great tip for eyebrow Make Up

Eyebrows are really hot right now. Many big make-up brands are bringing eyebrow products to the market. Like pencils [Rimmel London, Make Up Forever, BH cosmetics] and brow kits [Anastacia Beverly Hills, Benefit, ELF], brow gels [NYX Cosmetics, Rimmel] and brow creams [MAC, Too Faced]. 

Lately I’ve been using a brow cream, and to apply it to fill in my eyebrows I’m using an angled brush. But my cream is a bit dry, but it’s still okay to use it. So, and this is my tip, to keep it easy to apply I dip my brush in a bit of vaseline first and then I dip my brush in the brow cream. It makes it so much easy to fill in my eyebrows. In stead of vaseline you can also use a lipbalm. 

I’ve put a bit of the vaseline in a small pot. In that way it’s next to my brow cream and easy accessible.

  
These is the result after I filled in my brows. I tried many different things, like pencils and brow powder. The brow cream is my favorite for a couple of months now. And the tip has helped me lots.