Saturday, April 19, 2014

Spring Eyes

It is time for a lot of color! Spring makes everything colorful.

I know I have been wearing a lot of neutral make up looks, so I wanted to play around with my bright eye shadows and create a fun look for you guys.

This look was inspired by a MAC PRO Quad which I put together myself. I wanted to do a look that included all the colors. Because the eyes were so super colorful, I decided to go for a soft pinky blush and pink lips. 

It kind of reminds me of a sunset on a meadow. Oliver said I looked like a canary haha! Little did he know that one of the eyeshadows is called 'Canary Yellow'.

- Used products -
  • Manhattan endless stay make up in porcelain (best drugstore foundation for oily combo skin)
  • Maybelline Instant Age Rewind concealer in light
  • Catrice 010 Blond but Brow'd 010 eyebrow pencil (discontinued) (insert sad face)
  • Milani Luminous baked blush
  • Mac Pro Canary Yellow e/s on the lid.
  • Mac Pro Orange e/s on the outer part of the crease.
  • Mac Pro Coral e/s blended in the crease.
  • Mac Pro Bio Green e/s on the lower lash line.
  • Mac Coffee eye pencil as an eyeliner.
  • Maybelline The Rocket waterproof mascara
  • Clarins 105 Peach Sorbet lipstick

I know that this look is not for everyone, but it is meant to wear for fun and to play around with make up ;)


Easter Egg Salad

One of my favorite sandwich toppings are egg salad. The best is when you make it yourself. My mom made this for the family and I just changed it up a bit to my liking. It takes about 10 minutes of your time and when you are as crazy about eggs as me, you'll love it!

What you need for 4 servings:

  • 4 boiled eggs (The egg yolk needs to be boiled just so that it is solid)
  • 1 green onion or chives
  • 2 spoons of mayonnaise of your choice
  • 6 cherry tomatoes
  • 3 slices of cooked ham (If you are vegetarian, just leave the ham away)
  • white and black pepper 
  • a pinch of salt

  1. Put the eggs in the water and leave them in for 5 to 6 minutes after the water after the water has started boiling.
  2. Peal the eggs and take a fork to squash them.
  3. Add the two spoonfuls of mayonnaise. I use the Calve half fat. It is the best!
  4. Add the white pepper and salt and mix it.
  5. Cut the green onion, tomatoes and ham and join them with the eggs.
  6. Mix it real good and add some freshly ground black pepper and serve on toast.

Eet smakelijk en een vrolijk Paasfeest!


Monday, April 14, 2014

Rituals - Mei Dao

Rituals is one of my favorite brands. Their shower foams are cult items and feel so luxurious even though they are not that expensive. They have expanded their range and totally got me hooked on the Organic White Lotus and Yi Yi Ren scent. Too bad that the shower foam has green tea, which funny enough is not so much my cup of tea.

I got this body cream at the airport in Schiphol where I got a nice discount.

During my stay in New York, I also saw a shop! Rituals is a Dutch brand and I am happy for them that they are getting really popular!

Did any of you try out some Rituals goodies?

Price: 200 ml €15


Saturday, April 12, 2014

Sally Hansen - Kook a Mango

One of my purchases in the States is this gorgeous nail polish from Sally Hansen - 450 Kook a Mango.

Although it doesn't come close to the color of a mango, it is a great warm, soft neon pink for spring. The neon level is just about right, it doesn't hurt my eyes.

What I love is that the brush is super wide.  It's opaque and has a creme finish. Two coats and you're good to go! 

For almost 15 ml you pay around $7. 

What are your favorite spring colors?


Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Catrice - Papaya Don't Preach -

Let me begin by telling you that I love multi purpose beauty products, or how I like to use them for more than just what they are categorized for. For example: a lipstick as a creme blush, hand cream to take away the frizziness of my hair, aspirin to take away the redness in pimples and more.

For years I have been using blushes as eyeshadows and now I have found the perfect eyeshadow that works great as a blush too. A huge bonus; it is tiny and great for traveling.

I am talking about a new Catrice eyeshadow 'Payapa don't Preach'. A great name for all those that love Madonna, peaches and papaya's @Funnypilgrim.

Since a while I have been searching for a nice peachy, salmony eye shadow. In my collection there was not that particular color that I wanted, but thanks to Catrice I now have it!

For €2,79 a great two in one product. Perfect for spring and summer, even though I love this color all  day every day, eyes, lips, face and clothing.

Don't you just love it when you find a great beauty product that is affordable? 

Applied on the eyes and cheeks