Sunday, December 14, 2014

Smells like SMOONSTYLE - NOA by Cacharel

Noa by Cacharel eau de toilette has been a perfume I know for years. My mother wears this amongst a couple of other scents, but this one is my preferred perfume and kind of her signature scent. I connect this with her and somehow never really saw it as an individual scent. After my show in Utrecht I stayed at my parents house and decided to give it a try. I liked it so much that I got a 30 ml bottle at the Douglas in Cologne on my way home to Stuttgart. 
I find it a stable scent that doesn't change when I wear it compared to my mother. Maybe it is because we are related, maybe not. 

The notes are white musk (love white musk), peony, pepper, benzoin, incense and coriander.
It's design is totally my thing, I love round sleek perfume bottles with not too big lids. Easy to travel and a timeless classic in my world of scents. Good for many that this is very affordable.

Do any of you wear your mothers perfume sometimes? Let me know!

Price: 30ml €19,95

♡ SIMONE


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Saturday, December 13, 2014

MAKE UP GENIUS - by L'Oréal

Last Tuesday I was in Berlin for a special L'Oréal event. There was not much information about what was going to be revealed, just a small video that we were sent a while back. We all thought that it might be some beauty app, but weren't 100% sure.

I arrived in Berlin around the afternoon via Airberlin. The little chocolate hearts are always a nice way to end a flight. The first bloggers that I met were Innen und Aussen and Der blasse Schimmer. Both really lovely ladies. During our taxi trip to the hotel we were exchanging stories about our cats and dogs.

After checking in at the Q Hotel I met up with a friend to have lunch at a cute cafe nearby.
Around 16.00 we all gathered at the lobby of the hotel and took a taxi van to Berliner Freiheit where the event was hosted. We were greeted with a nice glass of bubbles and finger food. After greetings most of the bloggers/vloggers, we all sat down for the presentation.

Our suspicions were right, this night was the introduction of MAKE UP GENIUS, the ultimate make up simulator app for your phone and tablet. It is not just any make up app, it's technology is originated from the Hollywood movie studios and 3D video games. Doesn't that sound very interesting?

A special guest was introduced to show us how the app works. We heard that Lena Meyer-Landrut was in Berlin and guessed we would be seeing her. Lucky me to meet another singer that also loves her make up. She was funny and sweet. She even made the guys try out the app (so did I at home).
How does it work: First you scan your face. That takes about 1 second. After that you can try out products or even the complete look. You can make photos and videos and share them online.

I love the idea and was impressed how well it worked! Another great thing is that you don't have to worry about hygiene when you try it out. Testers in shops can be really gross, so this is a huge plus as well.

The app is available in Germany and the States. Other countries will follow.

More info at: MAKE UP GENIUS

I had a great time in Berlin, met some lovely people and want to thank L'Oréal for inviting me.
Some of the bloggers/vloggers that were there:


Keep an eye out on the blog, because I have a little Christmas present from L'Oréal to give away that is coming on SmoonStyle in the upcoming days.

♡ SIMONE

She is so cute!
Me in action
Trying out the app with a very flattering pose...
Me, Ebru and Chrissy
Me, Ebru, Chrissy and Jasmin
Me, Ebru, Hatice, Chrissy and Jasmin
001, 408, 843, top coat. Perfect for the holidays!
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Monday, December 1, 2014

Chit Chat #2 Road Trippin'

The first part of The European Enigma is a huge success! Our shows are going really well and we are being spoiled by all our fans. A big thanks goes out to all the people that came to see us so far!

One of the great parts of touring is that you wake up in a different city, country almost every morning. A tour bus has a lot of advantages, one of them is always having a bed close by. There can also be some disadvantages as well.

When we woke up on the 25th of November in Rome, our tour manager told us that the bus was broken and that it needed to go to a garage. We collected our personal belongings and waited for results. The bus couldn't move from the territory and in order to get to our show in Marseille, we had to wake up at 6.30 after our show in Rome (which is really early when you are on tour time), to get a flight to Marseille. After our show in Marseille we were supposed to have a day off in Barcelona. We were all really excited about that. Too bad our bus was still not fixed. That meant a day off in Marseille.

On top of that we received the bad news that our tour bus driver had a heart attack and that he had to go to the hospital. He is doing ok now, luckily. 

Our next bus call was 2 am to get to Madrid on time. Waking up a couple of hours later, we found out that we were running behind of our schedule and would be in Madrid around 19.30/20.00 and our show was at 21.00. Any setback and we would miss the show. Our TM (tour manager) told us to get out in Zaragoza and take a train to Madrid. More bad luck; all trains were fully booked.

So we rented a van. Arien and me got us some sandwiches for our little road trip and off we went.
Isaac drove the whole way. Our crew took the train from Barcelona when we picked up a second driver earlier that morning. 

Due to good team work we made the show just in time. We arrived at 20.30 and had to hurry up to get ready and hit the stage. Our VIP meeting was postponed to after the show. Normally we have those between 17.30-18.30.  We started a couple of minutes after 21.00 and had a great gig and some amazing tapas after our show. 

We were all very glad that we made it to our show and didn't have to cancel. We also couldn't start much later because of the second party that was taking place at the venue shortly after our show.

♡ SIMONE

Madrid at night. Can you see me?
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Decadent Dish

After my smoothie time picture on Instagram I received so many questions about the nail polish that I am wearing. It is Essie's 'Decadent Dish'. It is one of my all time favorite nail polishes and it always goes with me on tour.

Essie describes it as a dark brown with a hint of bronze shimmer. My eyes do see some purple red sheen in it as well. Such a gorgeous color for any time of the year, but perfect for this time of the year.

You need about two coats before it is opaque and it will last you a long time. The brush is nice and wide. It applies like a dream.

Price: €7,95 15ml

♡ SIMONE

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Thursday, November 13, 2014

Chit Chat #1 - Hugging the Floor

You guys have told me that you love the more 'talking' posts, so this one will be filled with what's in my brain. I will be calling it Chit Chat and I hope you all will like it!

Yesterday was a day filled with clumsiness. I fell really hard inside my house. It must have looked hilarious, but my ankle hurts and that is of course not funny. Now you must be asking yourself: How did it happen? Well, I was working on my computer, sitting at the table with my legs crossed. My lower right leg fell asleep. As I walked to the kitchen, after taking two steps, my house shoes made me trip and I fell on the floor like an accordion. I even managed to put down my phone and glass on the floor. When Oliver came down he was surprised that even though I fell, I managed to save my phone and the glass that I was holding. How I would have loved to see a video of this 'Misses Bean' moment!

Because my lower leg was numb, I didn't feel any pain, but my ankle snapped a couple of times before I was on the ground. I was scared that I really damaged my ankle and thought about the upcoming tour. I stayed on the floor for a couple of minutes to regain my sanity. I was quite shocked and terrified that something was really damaged.

Oliver helped me get up and took off my house shoes. I felt nauseous and was shaking a bit. After a glass of water I felt better. I tried to step on my foot and it felt 'pulled' and loose. It didn't hurt luckily. Stupid me didn't cool it. I had to cook and clean the house and take care of V. Oliver had to go to work.

By the end of the evening I took off my socks and boom! Granny ankle! Almost as big as at the end of my pregnancy. It also started to hurt more and more. During the night I put a pillow under my foot to lift it a bit and as I am typing this now (the next morning), a nice icepack is lying on my ankle. I should have done that yesterday, but mom's can't rest until the baby is asleep. 

Have any of you ever made a silly fall? Let me know in the comments!

♡ SIMONE

The program I use to edit my pictures is pixelmatr.com. The little light effects are Light Leak. Feeling Christmassy already :)
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Monday, November 10, 2014

LORAC Unzipped Palette

Lorac is known for their Pro Palettes and the Unzipped Palette. They are highly hyped palettes in the beauty scene. It took me quite a while to get my hands on one. When I was in New York earlier this year I went to a Sephora and it turns out that they only sell Lorac nowadays at Ulta.

When I found out that amazon.com also ships to Europe I ordered my Lorac Palettes. Today I want to show you the Unzipped Palette. The Pro Palettes will be featured in a separate post.

The Unzipped palette contains ten eyeshadows. Three are matte, one semi matt and the rest are shimmer/metallic eyeshadows. A nice mix between cool and warm shades to compliment every eye color. I am a huge fan of the color range and already had a go with it.

They are super pigmented and blend out like a dream. On the lower pictures I am wearing Undercover as a base, Unreal and Unbelievable on the lid. In the crease Unspoken and Unbridled. On my lower lash line a dash of Unbridled. I find the look very wearable and perfect for day time, but you can of course amp it up more.

Let me know if you'd like to see an intense look created with the Unzipped Palette in the comments.

A closer look at these gorgeous colors.

  • Undercover: Semi-matte cream
  • Unbelievable: Metallic coppery bronze
  • Unattainable: Metallic dark bronze with a red undertone
  • Unconditional: Matte taupe
  • Unbridled: Matte dark burgundy brown
  • Undiscovered: Metallic gold
  • Unreal: Metallic rose gold
  • Uncensored: Metallic brown
  • Unspoken: Matte medium brown
  • Untamed: Pearly dark brown with red undertones


The palette packaging is nice and sleek. It is very light weight and has a small mirror. Perfect for traveling if you ask me.

♡ SIMONE
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