Jan 29, 2012

Eye of.. euh.. some days ago

I want to show an eyelook I do a lot when I have to go to work. It's not thát spectaculair; but I like it and especially: it's done with my new favourite palette: Urban Decay 15th anniversary palette !

Just look at it ! Drool-worhty; if you ask me !

The look is made with only 3 colours: Vanilla in the inner corner and as a highlight colour, blackout in the crease and ace on the eyelid.

What I particularly like about this look is that it brings out the green in my eyes.

Products used:
- Urban decay potion primer
- Vanilla/Blackout and Ace from the UD 15th anniversary palette
- Gosh liquid eyeliner pen - black star
- MaxFactor kohl pencil black
- MaxFactor false lash effect mascara

Do you like this look? Do you own any UD palettes?
Thanks for reading !

Jan 25, 2012

Wedding stories: The proposal

About a year and a half ago; my boyfriend and I went on a luxury holiday to the Garda lake in Italy for 10 days. We left home at midnight and changed seats every 3 hours. We were pretty beat when we arrived at about 9 am at the hotel. But waw; it was soooo beautiful...

This is the complete view of the hotel (yes there were suites with a  private swimming pool ! But we had a suite without swimming pool. Still very luxury though.)

And the pool ! Awesomesauce !!!

Than we visited the city Bardolino and enjoyed the beautiful weather and people and view. We had a very romantic dinner in a restaurant near the lake where the view was absolutely stunning:

After dinner we went back to our appartment and I was making myself comfortable on the couch when my boyfriend said  he forgot our navigation in the car... So I waited... And when he came back he had a huge smile upon his face. I was a bit confused; not really knowing what I was waiting for; when suddenly he kneeled down in front of me and asked me to marry him. I was a bit in shock. For years he said he didn't want to marry at all; so I kinda... laughed a little when he asked me ! It wasn't until I saw the ring I realized he was serious!
My boyfriend and I are together from 2003. We live together from 2007 and we love each other very much. Ofcourse my answer was YES !

My engagement ring:

Needless to say it was the most wonderful vacation ever ! Ok I must say I was also really really charmed about Garda lake itself and Italy in general. We had a great time and I'm dying to visit it again.

And what an amazing feeling it gives when you see the beautiful lake and enjoy the sound of water (can't help it. I just love the lake/sea/ocean sounds!)

Our wedding is planned 28th of april; and time is going really fast !! Lots of preperations to do but it'll be worth it.

Thanks for reading.

Jan 22, 2012

A girl can never have enough shoes

Another addiction of mine (and with me; of many girls): SHOES !!

I love high heels. Love love love them ! My 2 newest pair are from nelly.com.

It felt like forever though until they got delivered ! It would take 3 to 7 workdays; but when I buy something online; I want the doorbell to ring the minute I press the 'buy' button (I guess many of you will recognize that feeling).

I received my first note saturday the 14th; saying they would try to deliver it again on tuesday... TUESDAY !! Arghh.... And the problem was: I knew I wouldn't be able to get them as I WORK in the daytime haha... Luckily they dropped them off with our neighbours ! Woohooo they are here *insert happy dance*

My first pair: I wasn't too sure about them; but they look very classy! I like the snake-print and they fit perfectly:

The second pair..... I opened the box and there I found a whole different pair than what I ordered ! ARGHHH I was soooooo frustrated ! They deliverd the wrong shoes... Grrr..... But I was too curious so I put them on and WAW. I instantly fell in love with them! I couldn't return these pretties ! They are even more awesome than the shoes I wanted to order haha. So eventuelly I'm really happy with the mistake the shop made! (For the curious people among us: This is the pair I was going to order)

They are freaking hiiiiiiiiiiiigh !! 14cm with a plateau of 3cm ! Love 'em! I feel like a giant when I have them on haha. (Although they only make me 1m78; cause I'm a small girl hihi).

What do you think of my new purchases? Love or hate them?
Would you buy such high heels ?

Thanks for reading!

Jan 18, 2012

Disastrous nails

A few weeks ago; I read about the ASK Cosmetics' "Ultimate Bare Naked Nail Challenge". To sum it up: For 8 to 12 weeks you have to use the ASK Cosmetics products. These will help strengthen your nails and cuticles. Every week you have to write down your experiences and make pictures of the progress.

This sounded very interesting to me ! I'm getting married at the end of april and I'm really hoping to have my nails long and strong by then. I don't want to have to go to the nail salon and get myself fake ones. I keep myself busy with nail polish so I really want to do my own manicure !
But nót with short broken ugly nails and cuticles you just want to hide for the world...

So I send in my motiviation; hoping to be one of the lucky girls !

Here are the pictures I have send to Lisa; so you can see what I have to deal/start with.
These are my nails. Naked; no products used.

Left hand:

Right hand:

Right... So... The history of my nails !
As so many polish addicts; I was a biter. I bit my nails until they bled and even then I would bite my cuticles and everything; I just couldn't stop. 2,5 years ago I decided it was enough. Now nail polish is one of my many 'addictions'.

My nails suffer a lot though... I'm a system engineer; so I have to build computers and have to type continiously, so I break my nails a lot.  Last year I was fed up with the breaking of my nails and bought me a nail starter kit for gel nails. It looked nice but... Well to be honest, nothing beats natural nails. You can see it immidiatly when someone has false nails.

I don't regret doing it but, I really want my natural nails for my wedding day. So about 3 months ago I decided not to fill them in with gel anymore; but the gel has really destroyed my nails. Every day I put hardener on as a base coat; hoping it would help make them stronger. Every day I put polish on so I don't have to look at the bruised nails and ofcourse I also use top coat and rub in my cuticles every day with lemony flutter (from lush). 'Hoping' for the best and that my nails will look photograph-worthy on my wedding day.

Hopefully the products from ASK will really do their work ! I will post updates about the challanges regularly.

Thanks for reading !

Jan 15, 2012

History of my nails

Ohai ! To start this 'must-follow'-blog. Here are some manicures of the past few years:

And this is the manicure I'm wearing right now: OPI - Grape... Set... Match...

Thanks for watching !