DIY | Glitter Ombré Nails

December 31, 2011 § Leave a comment

Monday manicure

On Mondays I always treat myself to two simple but often forgotten things. Rest day from working out, and a manicure. Why? Because who doesn’t like starting the week pampering herself instead of crawling behind the desk?

The infamous Ombré effect moves from head to fingers and toes. Just pick 5 nail polishes in the same color family and paint your nails from lightest to darkest, or darkest to lightest. As I already had the blue scale on my fingers once, this time I went for a trickier manicure. Ombré marries Glitter.

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Beauty | Kate does Rimmel

November 16, 2011 § 26 Comments

Top model of the world Kate Moss teams up with Rimmel London again to bring to the world her own very first lipstick collection. 7 shades that represent what Kate likes to wear on her lips! Number 03 is almost a copy of her natural lip color.

I got number 01, Kate’s red, which is also the one she wears in the ads, and at a 7 Euros per lipstick, it is just too easy not to take.

Beauty | Monday manicure

November 14, 2011 § 12 Comments

Sparks

Today’s Monday Manicure is as easy as it seems. I got a violet glitter nailpolish from Essentiels Antwerp last week and I had to try it, specially after such a rush weekend like the one I just had. Funny thing is that you can’t really appreciate it in the pictures but there’s a taupe base and just a stripe of violet, but glitter always wins!

  • Taupe, Essence nr. 49 – The only chance!
  • Glitter violet, Essentiels Antwerp no nr.

Laura | Inside scoop

November 12, 2011 § 7 Comments

Just some quick pictures of today’s morning. It’s time for the weekend but after such a messy schedule lately, the apartment was turned upside down so I had a big clean-up and now Ohana and me are off to do laundry. We are also up for some pasta dinner to be ready for tomorrow (I am running a 10 km race for UNICEF!) and I also have to stop by VAAG Magazine’s party tonight to see some friends.

What are you doing with your Saturday?

Item of the week | GlossyBox

November 12, 2011 § 7 Comments

Truth is I had another item in my mind for the whole week but when this baby got home this morning I had to switch it up!

I didn’t even remember that I had ordered it so when I got the package it surprised me twice. Story is, two weeks ago I read somewhere that GlossyBox was finally coming to the Netherlands after a very long wait from my side and I had to have it. If you have never heard of it, Glossy Box is a super fun initiave: every month you get a box full of beauty goodies handpicked for you and your beauty profile. You only pay 10 euros per month/box (plus 2.50 shipping) and you can treat yourself one a month with the best of the best!

My GlossyBox this month brought me…

  • HEROME Nail polish & Glass Nail File
  • RITUALS Super Shine Lipgloss
  • COMFORT ZONE Skin Defender Cream
  • ANASTASIA BEVERLY HILLS Mini-tweezer & Brow gel
  • L’OREAL PROFESSIONNEL Mythic Oil & Vitamino Color Masker

Dutch readers, go order it right now here

Beauty | Monday manicure

November 7, 2011 § 8 Comments

This week’s Monday Manicure is all about versatility. I picked a color that can change depending on how the light hits my nails so I’m not stuck with a color for the whole week. This Catrice nail lacquer goes from silver to purple, to glitter to a beautiful shade of green. Doesn’t it sound appealing?

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DIY | Tom Binns jewelry

October 7, 2011 § 5 Comments

Shiny, shiny

What a waste of money those crystal jewelry thingies that have been hanging around in your accessories box for so long. Yes, I am talking about the fake Swarovski pieces that we all died for some dark time ago. Didn’t want to throw them away because the money is the money? Now I can show you how to re-invent them.

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