Thursday, July 28, 2011

a Star's Make Up

Hello everybody,

When I was in Helsinki with Epica, I had the pleasure to do Anneke van Giersbergen's make up!

It was fun to hang out with her and talk about all girly stuff. I find her extremely charismatic. She simply radiates a lovely energy. She's such a sweet heart!

I also managed to have a quick talk with Devin Townsend and shot some pics while at it.

Anneke asked for a nice smokey eye. I showed her the make up that I brought with me and she really liked my 'Good Girl' palette from Sleek, which is full of pinks. After some swatching we decided to use a lovely pink from MAC.

If you're interested in the products which I used for Anneke's look, please scroll down.

Two Dutch ladies.
With Devin Townsend.
For the eyes;
  • MAC pigment in 'Bright Fuschia'
  • MAC Copperplate e/s
  • MAC Print e/s
  • Black e/s from Sleek (you can find this in almost all the Sleep palettes)
  • Urban Decay Sin as highlighter
  • Clinique 02 True Black eyeliner (also on the water line) 

On the cheeks:
  • MAC Springsheen blush
  • MAC Silver Dusk highlighter

On the lips:
  • MAC 'Cherish' l/s
  • NYX lipliner pecil in 819 'Soft Brown'

Anneke was very pleased with her black and pink smokey eye, so was I. Hope you like it!


Friday, July 8, 2011

Something Sweet for the Soul

Hi Guys,

When you know that I am the Candy Queen of Metal, you know that you can expect something sweet every once in a while on my blog.

Today we are talking about Macaroons. I recently had my very first macaroon when I was in Stuttgart. They always appealed to me because of their color, but the taste is even greater. These are again stones for the stomach, so don't eat too many of them. Your wallet might hurt after buying a couple of these, they are 1 euro a piece, but they are little bombs of heaven. My favorite is the pistachio and mango. My sister also tried her first macaroon and was not sure how they would taste like, by looking at them. She was a little skeptical at the beginning but changed her mind quickly after tasting it.

If you'd like to know a bit more about the history of Macaroons you could visit this page:

Next time when I am in Paris, I shall pay a visit to Laduree.

Bon Appetit!


Wednesday, July 6, 2011

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An Orang Oetan playing hide and seek at the Wilhelma Zoo in Stuttgart.

Sunday, July 3, 2011

Fields of Gold

Hi Guys,

Here's a little souvenir from a sunny day in the fields of gold.

Pictures are made with my Canon Powershot S95. I'm very pleased with the results of this sturdy compact. Hope you like them!

You'll remember me, when the west wind moves.....