Kryolan Lipstick Matt

When I want to wear a bold lip, I always go for a matt finish. A good matt lipstick is hard to find. I own several and some are my heroes, some don't stay with me for very long. 

Kryolan has launched a new line of matt lipsticks which are enriched with Vitamin E. They have 18 shades that vary between nudes, pinks, reds and even a dark purple. 

I'd like to show you a bold pink called 'Nike'. It immediately reminded me of Candy Yum Yum from MAC, which I also love. A super fun color for summer.

The finish of Nike is much better, though. It is super soft, glides on like a dream and doesn't dry out the lips or emphasizes dry patches. I blotted it down and got a good 6 hours of wear. 

The packaging is nice and sleek, made out of good quality plastic. It looks and feels very durable. 

Lipsticks available at: Lipstick Matt


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Festival Essentials - What's in my bag

The festival season is in full bloom right now and I thought I share some of my festival essentials with you guys. I've been a loyal festival visitor since many years and have gained some experience if you catch my drift :)
When you are roaming the festival field, you only want to carry as few items as possible. Big hand bags can be a burden. Light weight is the way to go.

What I carried with me @Novarock:

~ A small, lightweight hand bag. Mine is from Michael Kors.
~ Good sunglasses. You know I love me some Ray Bans.
~ Your festival entrance ticket. In my case a backstage card.
~ Good sunscreen in inevitable. 
~ Water, H2O, Aqua

Inside my little handbag I put some cash, earplugs, some mints, lipstick and mirror, sunscreen and an Epica necklace that was gifted to me by a fan.


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When the weather gets hot I can just survive on ice cream. I'll have it for breakfast, lunch and even dinner. My oven gets evenly overheated and I need to cool down constantly. 

To make sure that I don't consume endless amounts of calories I tried out some healthy popsicles. Bought me an array of new popsicle molds and started freezing. The molds you see on the pictures are now in the trash. They were not that great.

The variation I show you today is super fun and also great for little ones. Vincent loves ice cream, just like his mommy.

My fruit popsicles consist out of fresh lime juice with kiwis and strawberries.
First of you need some lemonade or any juice that you love. I made lemonade out of lime, my current citrus favorite. For an extra kick you can add the zest to the lime juice. It is so good!
First you put your fresh or frozen fruit in the molds and after that you add the juice. Don't fill it completely to the top because once you put the stick in, the juice will come up a bit and frozen liquid always expands a bit.

Freeze for 4/5 hours and enjoy your frozen treat!

You can make thousands of variaties, the options are almost limitless. 
So far I've made a key lime popsicle, orange creamsicles, smoothie popsicles. On my to do list are the not so calorie counter friendly (not that I am counting ;) : Fudgesicles! 

Please check out the lovely Gemma from Bigger Bolder Baking. She was the one to inspire me to make the fruitsicles and creamsicles. The key lime popsicles that I made you can find on: Laura in the Kitchen. Mira from Funnypilgrim also had a great vegan popsicle recipe that I've made many times as well: FunnyPilgrim

My ice pop molds:
Norpro 10 ice pop molds
Zoku Mini Molds Great for little ones and for the Calorie Conscious 
Tovolo Groovy Ice Pop Molds I am still waiting for these to arrive.

Enjoy freezing and cooling down with these fun popsicles!


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Kim Kardashian Look with La Palette Nude

Kim Kardashian has such a gorgeous complexion. Her make up always looks flawless. She can rock a lot of looks. One of my favorites are her smokey eyes and nude lip.

This look that I recreated was done by Rob Scheppy. I found his picture of Kim's look on his Instagram account and knew that I wanted to try it for myself. 

Products used:
  • L'Oréal Infallible Pro-Matte Foundation in 102 Shell Beige (Indefectible 24H-Matt)
  • Maybelline Age rewind concealer in light
  • L'Oréal La Palette Nude in 02 Nude Beige
  • MAC Feline Kohl Power Eye Pencil 
  • L'Oréal False Lash Superstar Mascara
  • Charlotte Tillbury Bronze and Glow 
  • MAC Brow gel Fluidline in Dirty Blond and Red Head
  • Kryolan eyebrow gel
  • Suqqu Creamy Glow Lipstick  11
  • Guerlain Gloss 02 (discontinued)

The Giveaway (Germany-only)

You'll get 4 shades of the new Infallible 24H Pro-Matte Foundation: 12 Natural Rose, 13 Beige Rose, 20 Sand and 30 Honey. These are the shades that are available in Germany. I ordered mine from Ebay because they were the lightest color was too dark for me. I am a MAC NC20 and 102 Shell Beige is perfect for me. 

This foundation has a medium coverage with a matte finish. I love it! For my mixed skin this is perfect. It is super comfortable on the skin, doesn't look nor feel cakey and stays on all day.
My nose agrees with the very light scent, which once applied, is completely gone. Not at all like the floral perfumes you sometimes find in other high end foundations, which I am not a fan of.

+ Light weight
+ Long wearing
+ Stays matte
- Only 4 shades available in Germany

On top of the 4 shades of Infallible Foundation, you'll also get one False Lash Superstar mascara in black. It makes the lashes super bushy because of the push up effect fibers. First you apply the nr1 which is a white base and after that you coat it with nr2, which is black. It really does give a false lash effect because of the fibers.

All you need to do in order to win is to write a comment below the post and let me know what your favorite L'Oréal product is.

The winner is: Val

Please contact me via to handle the shipping. Congrats!

The foundation you see here is the once from America. The German packaging is different. 

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Chit Chat #5 Smoon Slime

Long time no Chit Chat. It's about time! It will be a slimy one.

Today I had all to myself. The boys went to have a little holiday with the family and I stayed behind because of the upcoming Epica shows that would overlap. I would loved to have joined, but I was also in desperate need of a full day of rest because the last couple of months my health hasn't been at it's best. Cold after cold after cold and then the flu. I lost count of the amount of tissue boxes that I slaughtered. Aspirin Complex was my best friend. Never been ill this often in my life!

One of the worst things about being ill is that I can't smell and taste food. As you all know, I love to cook, I still did whilst being sick, but I could only taste so little of it. I made extra green smoothies because I didn't taste any. Poopy diapers I was spared, at least one good thing.  No one likes to be sick, but foodies like me are extra sad. Enough with the complaining!

Epica will finally return to North America. We will tour with Eluveitie and The Agonist during September and October. Super stoked about it! 

Today I recreated a gorgeous celebrity look that I have been eyeing for a while. The post to the look will be up next week! Can you guess the celebrity?

Gotta pack my bags for the shows this upcoming weekend and finish the day with a nice movie. Any suggestions what I can watch on Netflix? Oliver and me are currently watching 'Penny Dreadful'. I have to restrain myself from continuing watching without Oliver. Totally hooked! I can totally recommend it to you. Check it out!

Today I made my first batch of caramel. Thanks to Dulce Delight, who is one of my favs on YouTube. It was a delicious mess that was a lot of fun! Will 'work it off' during the upcoming Epica shows. You know I like me some sweets. 

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ZOEVA Cocoa Blend Eyeshadow Palette

From all the Zoeva palettes that I own, the Cocoa Blend is my absolute favorite. Such a beauty! A pretty box of chocolate eyeshadows. The packaging is really elegant very much down my chocolate addiction lane. I only know one girl in my circle that doesn't like chocolate because she is allergic to it. Besides her, who doesn't love chocolate? 

All the colors are velvety smooth, they very from metallic to matt. All except for one have great pigmentation. Have a closer look at the swatches and the three looks I've created. The third was on my friend Caroline: Make Up for Darker Skin Tones. There you can see that this eyeshadow palette is a great match for all skin tones. I did have to deepen her crease with a darker eyeshadow. On her eyes I've used Warm Notes, Subtle Blend and Pure Ganache.

Bitter Start - Sweeter End - Warm Notes - Subtle Blend - Beans are White
Full Ganache - Substitute for Love - Freshly Toasted - Infusion - Delicate Acidity

My first look consists out of Pure Ganache on the Lid and Substitute for Love in the crease and a bit of Sweeter End on the center of the lid. It is a super easy golden look that goes very well with blue eyes. Lips are MUA nr. 11.

For the second look I've used Bitter Start as a base, Substitute for Love, Freshly Toasted and Beans are white as a smoked out liner. Lips are Givenchy Rouge Interdit 14 Fruity Orange.

Bitter Start - Sweeter End - Warm Notes - Subtle Blend - Beans are White
Full Ganache - Substitute for Love - Freshly Toasted - Infusion - Delicate Acidity

The sweet PR team from Zoeva always adds a special touch. Can you guess how long this lasted? I am the chocolate monster!

The ZOEVA Cocoa Blend Palette will be available from the 1st of June and you can get it at Zoeva Shop for €17,50.

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