March 2, 2015

The skincare duo

I wrote an article about my skincare routine about 6 months ago, maybe even a year. It's been so long I can't even remember it, meaning I really need to update my skincare routine. I used to cleanse my skin, remove my make-up, apply a face mask and cleanse again. I will be honest with you, 'ain't nobody got time for that' is pretty accurate and describable right now. I slimmed down the routine from four products to two and I think my skin is enjoying the change.

My face had gotten so dry and lifeless after the cleansing routine and I hated it, because you could see my skin cracking underneath my foundation. It didn't look very pretty, I can assure you. So, I bought a moisturizing/hydrating face cream and I only use one cleanser that removes my make-up amazingly.

I apply a Garnier 24H softening light cream before hopping into bed so my skin gets the chance to hydrate and moisturize overnight. The cleanser I use is from Hema and I've been using it for more than two months now. I hope you liked this article! What are your favourite face products?

February 28, 2015

Gone with the wind

One of the things I love the most is taking photographs in the wind. Everything seems more interesting all of a sudden and although the wind can be really annoying, I always love the result of the photos. With a soft wind blowing, I head outside with my camera, tripod and remote control. This actually the first time I took photos using a remote because my brother or a friend usually take pictures of my outfit. I still need to learn how to hide the remote control, but I'm really pleased with the result! I hope you like the photos and my outfit as much as I do.


February 26, 2015

What's on my face

I thought it might be interesting to write about the things I like to put on my face everyday to make myself look presentable. I like to keep it natural yet sunny and bright. A subtle blush on the cheek always looks lovely, I think.

I usually start of by applying my foundation and concealer on any imperfections. I create a suble blush on my cheek with some pale pink blusher and I apply a darker blush in the hollows of my cheeks to kind of contour my face. I know it might sound so weird, but I think it looks good. :) Then I add a sprinkle of highlighter on my cheekbones. To set all my make-up, I use a powder primer to make it last all day long. Last but surely not least, I apply a coat of mascara to my lashes. I usually also put some lipstick on or just a lip balm because my lips tend to be really dry in the morning.

Products used:
Essence foundation (04 matt ivory)
Catrice camouflage cream (010 ivory)
Catrice limited edition blush
Catrice defining blush (060 Rosewood forest)
Essence limited edition highlighter
Catrice prime and fine powder
Essence maximim definition mascara
Kiko lipstick (01)

February 25, 2015


I had a little photoshoot at a lake close to my house last sunday and I let my brother experiment with my camera. I'm actually really excited to take photos with my remote control, because I've never tried it before although it's probably easier to just let someone else take the pictures. Sorry for the braid that's sticking out from the right side of my head, I don't know what it was doing although it really bothered me while I was editing the photos. Damn it, you stupid hair. Haha. Sorry for the pink coat by the way, I'll get myself a new one. Someday. Probably not very soon. Maybe never.

That was quite dramatic, excuse the sarcasm and the silliness. I was wearing my pink coat (Memory Lane), a grey sweater and a black skater skirt (H&M). The scarf is from Bershka and the sandals are from New Look.


February 23, 2015

Monday mornings and cold coffees

Some inspiration for those boring Monday mornings when you'd rather stay in bed all day long but then life calls and so does your alarm clock.

February 21, 2015

My make-up vanity loves

I'm a huge lover of these lipsticks. I mean, the colours are so stunning, they last for hours and they're not that expensive. I think I've already written tons of reviews on these lippies, but I just can't help it they look so good on photos. I'm a lover of lipsticks, especially the ones that catch your eye. So, this is just a short post about my favourite items to photograph. What are your favourite lipsticks and which ones should I give a try?

February 19, 2015

Sandals and a pink coat

I spent the day with my best friend, just enjoying life (I sound so old when I say that), eating pizza and photographing. I'm so so pleased with how the photos turned out and I can proudly say that my best buddie is a pro at photographing. (I know you're reading this muhaha) I hope you like the photos as well and I honestly can't wait to show more photos taken with my new camera (Canon 700D). 

(coat: Memory Lane;  pull: diy; skirt: Topshop; sandals and sunnies: New Look)

February 18, 2015

The new toy

It's finally here! I've been saving up for months to buy myself a new camera, because the options for my old one (Olympus E-PM1 mini) were limited and I wanted to get more creative with photography. So, I invested in a new camera. After watching a thousand (or so) videos about this camera and reading tons of reviews, I hopped in the car and bought the Canon eos 700D. I am already stunned by the photo quality even though I've only had it for a day. Crazy but true. My Olympus was awful at taking photos when the weather was bad or the lightning wasn't so amazing. 

I also bought the EF-S 18-55mm iS II F/3.5-5.6 lens and a remote control. I just can't wait to experiment with my new camera! :)

February 12, 2015


About a pink coat and platforms...

February 9, 2015


About golden shimmer and mondays..