Oct 28, 2010

My first Eyeko Ambassador sale!

Last week I received an e-mail from Eyeko, stating that I just had my first Ambassador sale, meaning that someone bought products in their webshop, using my Ambassador Code at checkout.
Because of this, they sent me this ultra-cute package, containing some business cards I can write my Code on, a postcard, and one of their new limited edition London Lips lip glosses in the colour Shoreditch.

The gloss is a really pretty pink colour, I swatched it on my hand for you:

It does smell a bit like bubblegum, but not that much that it irritates me. The packaging is, like with most Eyeko products, super cute. It has little buses, phonebooths, and the Big Ben on it. Which reminds me, I really need to visit London again sometime ;) During my first visit I fell in love with Camden Town, and I really need to go shop there again!

I would like to thank Eyeko for my Ambassador gift pack, and the person who used my code for using it!

Oct 25, 2010

Review - Catrice Multi Colour Compact Powder

This is one of the new products from Catrice that will hit the stores in November. It's available in two versions: one for light skin, and one for darker skin. The one for light skin is the one I've tested, and it's called Rose Beige.

Here are some product shots Catrice provided of both colours:

Oct 23, 2010

NOTD - Catrice Run Forest Run!

Hey everybody!
Seeing how I told you yesterday that my absolute favourite of the three new Catrice polishes is Run Forest Run, I guess it's not much of a surprise I chose this lovely green colour as my NOTD today :)

I'm a sucker for green nail polish, so when I saw this colour, my first thought was: 'Ooh, pretty!'. When I then heard what the name was, I loved it even more.
This is two coats, and I'm sorry about the lighting, it's extremely crappy weather in Holland today.
Applying is like most Catrice polishes, no problems with it whatsoever.

Some other little thing I wanted to tell you guys about is the fact that eleven years ago today, my boyfriend and I got together. So it's a special day today for us :) Why celebrate at eleven, and not at ten, one might ask. Well, I guess I'm just weird like that ^^

Have a great weekend ladies!

Oct 22, 2010

Catrice Preview

Today, me and a bunch of fellow beautybloggers went to the Catrice Preview in Amsterdam, to see what Catrice has in store for us with their new product looks. We got to see, and try, some pretty cool new products!
I had a blast! It was so much fun to finally see some faces behind the blogs :) And everyone was so sweet!

Oct 21, 2010

NOTD - Catrice Wine-Tastic with Nfu-Oh 51

Hey everybody!
Just a quick post today, with some shots of today's NOTD, which I did with Catrice's Wine-Tastic, and Nfu Oh #51 layered on top:

I absolutely love Nfu Oh 51! It's so gorgeous, and combined with the dark, almost black Wine-Tastic, this makes a perfect Autumn mani, in my opinion!
Here's a close-up shot of my ring finger:

Gorgeous, isn't it?

I bought Nfu Oh 51 at NailXL, which can be found here :) I bought my oh-so-awesome holo there too, #61.

Oct 20, 2010

NOTD - Barry M Indigo

Hey everyone!
Today I'm wearing all grey and black clothes, so I decided I needed some colour on my nails :)
I chose Barry M's Indigo for this, a pretty colour that also somehow reminds me of those blue bic pens, haha!

This is two coats, photographed in sunlight.
It's a bright colour, but not too bright, and it's exactly what I needed today :)

What do you guys think of this colour?

Oct 15, 2010

EOTD - Green (and swatches of the Original Palette)

Hey all!
Today I decided to play around a bit with my new Sleek Original Palette, which I ordered from BeautyFocus earlier this week, and this is the look that I ended up with:

Products used:
Hema eyeshadow base
Sleek Original Palette (colours 6, 11 and 12, see below swatches)
Etos Ultra Curl & Lift Mascara

Oct 14, 2010

Update on The Dress

Just a short post today, because I'm very busy with the process of starting my own photography business.
I wanted to inform you guys that I will be making Dress B (here's the original post), because most of you guys voted for it :)
It'll be a very dark blue dress, and I'll line it with silver, to give it a bit of a Moon theme. I'll start on it as soon as things get a bit more relaxed with regards to before mentioned business, and of course I will post updates with pictures often!

Thanks a lot for voting ladies! Much appreciated :)

Oct 12, 2010

BeautyFocus Haul

Goodmorning everybody!
A new webshop opened it's virtual doors last week, called BeautyFocus. They sell products from Sleek and Barry M, and I just couldn't help myself. I had to order :)

Since I absolutely love my Sleek Circus palette I decided I needed more of those palettes, so I ordered the Original palette. I also ordered a brush set from Sleek, and a Barry M nail polish in Indigo.

I'll post some swatches and perhaps an EOTD done with the Original palette later, and I will also post a review of the brush set once I've used it for a while.
Here's a shot of the inside of the palette:

The palette was €6,99, the brush set €6,95 and the nail polish was €3,99, pretty decent prices in my opinion.

Oct 11, 2010

Making a new dress, but I need your help first!

I've decided to start on a new medieval/fantasy/gothic type dress, and I had this pattern laying around my sewing stuff for ages. But now I can't decide which dress to make!
So that's where you guys come in :)
This is the pattern:

Dress A is the white one (it has a built in cloak, which I kinda love), Dress B the brown one (it has awesome long sleeves). I will be making whichever dress you guys choose from a very dark blue (nearly black) cotton fabric I've gotten as a gift from my mother-in-law a while back.
I will also regularly post updates on the process of creating the dress :)

Please help me out ladies, should I be making Dress A or Dress B?

Oct 8, 2010

Happy Award!

The lovely Guida from Lazy Daisy tagged me with this award, thanks sweetie!

The rules of this award are as follows:
1. Copy the award image into a post
2. Then list 10 things that make you happy
3. Tag 10 bloggers who brighten your day
4. Put in a link to their blogs
5. Notify the award receivers
6. Award recipients must link back to sender’s blog

Ten things that make me happy are:
1) My boyfriend
2) My family
3) My pets
4) Photography
5) Playing around with make-up and nailpolish
6) Music (Nightwish FTW! :D)
7) Reading a nice book (reading one about Robin Hood atm)
8) Watching a good movie or tv-show (just watched episode 5 of The Vampire Diaries; <3)
9) Going for long walks in nature
10) Playing WoW (yes, I'm an addict :P)

Now comes the extremely hard part, and I'm gonna cheat a bit :) Since tags travel so extremely fast around the interwebz, and I have no idea who has already received this award and who hasn't, I'm gonna tag all my readers who have not yet posted it on their blog!

Go ladies, looking forward to reading your 10 things that make you happy! :)

Oct 6, 2010

NOTD - Eyeko Vampira Polish

Eyeko's polishes come in such cute bottles! Today I'm wearing Vampira Polish, 'For Gothic Nails', and I absolutely love it! It's a black base, filled with pretty little red glitters:

This is two coats, and that's enough to get an opaque coverage, which is pretty nice in my opinion!
I did use a topcoat on top to get a bit more shine, because on it's own, it's not shiny enough for my taste ;)
Here's a close-up of my ring finger, to show you all the red-glitter-goodness:

Isn't this just the best fitting polish for my blog layout? lol! :)

If you don't own this polish yet, and wish to order it, you can do so here, on Eyeko's website. They ship for free within Europe, which is awesome, and if you use my ambassador code E10776 on checkout, they even throw in a free gift for you :)

Oct 4, 2010

World Animal Day

Today is the 4th of October, meaning it's World Animal Day. Because I love animals, I decided to make today's post a bit larger than usual.
Since I've posted photos of my two cats Julius and Brutus before, I guess you all know them a bit by now, but what most of you probably don't know is that my house somewhat resembles a zoo. Specifically, the reptile house at the zoo :)
The Man and I keep and breed snakes. Ball pythons, boa constrictors and corn snakes. And because today's post is animal oriented, I decided it might be cool to post some photos of my pretties:

This is Pinkeh, our Albino boa constrictor, he's 6 months old now

This is Spidey, our spider Ball python, he's 2 years old now

Pretty, aren't they? More information about them can be found here, at our snakes' website.

Ofcourse I also did a NOTD today, so this post won't be all off-topic :) I chose China Glaze's Gussied Up Green today, a beautiful forest green colour from the 2008 fall collection Rodeo Diva:

I love this colour! This is two coats, photographed in natural light.

Finally, because it's World Animal Day, I'd like to give some attention to my two favourite organisations, who are fighting for animals year-round:

Give your pets an extra hug today!

Oct 1, 2010

NOTD - Gosh Ocean

Today I was in an oceanic mood, so I put on this polish ^^

This is a very pretty turquoise/blue duochromy, metallic polish. The duochrome effect is most visible in the bottle, but it does show up a little on the nails.
Here I'm wearing two coats, with CG Fast Forward op top. Photographed in sunlight.
I know it's more of a spring or summer colour, but hey, when I'm in the mood for a colour, I'm gonna wear it, regardless of the season, lol!

Have a very nice weekend everybody!