Hello my lovelies!
Sorry for being MIA a bit lately, but I went to Spain and wasn't really inspired to write. Or rather, I was too busy doing other things to write anything.
But when I got back to Brussels, on a rather gloomy Monday morning, I was totally surprised by this:
I'm not sure how much can you really see on these pics, but for those who think they see three beauty boxes... Yes, that's right!!! There are 3 of them in here!!!! THREE!
I ordered one box last month & got three instead! Go figure!
I have to say, this month's box (boxes????) are really amazing, so I'm kind of happy I got to receive three!!! But then again, the honest person in me is thinking 'who made the mistake'?!?! And I feel responsible & almost guilty for having received them... I know, weird...
I have already contacted the Deauty people and hopefully we'll get things sorted before I get too attached to my Biotherm hand cream, L'oreal Mythic Oil shampoo, L'oreal eyeliner, or Eucerin shower gel... Quite an awesome bunch, huh?
Has something like this ever happened to you? How did you react????
You all know how much I adore make up! I think it's safe to say that I'm pretty much obsessed with it ;)
That's why when Sybille & Nathalie from Make Me Up contacted me recently asking if I'd be interested in one of their make up workshops, I really didn't have to think twice! Just imagine my surprise when I found out that one of the workshops will be fully devoted to bridal make up!!! I was sold instantly!
Yes, you guessed right! I am crazy & I'm thinking of having my wedding make up done myself. There's a lot of pros & cons to consider, and I still haven't made up my mind, though. I figured that a session like that with two professionals would make me really see what bridal make up is all about.
|Yours truly getting her eye make up done :)|
|Our beautifully arranged make up tables|
The ladies were absolutely lovely & ready to answer even the most basic make up question. During the 3 hour workshop, we covered such topics as:
It does seem like a lot, especially since some of the ladies were rather new at make up. However, the knowledgable make up artists were there to help. They also prepared a super practical folder with all the topics covered in more depth. Their background books included such beauty gurus as Bobbi Brown 'Make up Manual' or Kevyn Aucoin 'Face Forward'.
We also had a whole bunch of great cosmetics to try and even the lightest shades, like myself were able to find something to their liking. What struck me as super practical, was that even though the girls work with Golden Rose cosmetics, they were using a whole bunch of other brands too. This way, I could try out many different kinds of great make up brands.
I have to say that I really liked the workshop concept too, as it's much more interactive that for example a make up shop. You can ask your questions, get personalised advice and feel like you're needs are really taken care of.
|Nathalie choosing the right shade of foundation|
|Applying foundation can be tricky|
All in all, I'm really glad I got to go. First of all, I met the lovely make up artists who with their fluent English and attention to detail and client's expectation, are a pleasure to work with. Second of all, I got to learn what it really means to apply a bridal make up. And I have to say, it's not as easy as it sounds...
Perhaps I should forget about it doing it myself & trust someone who actually knows what their doing. After all, on your wedding day you want to look your best.
If you're in Belgium & you'd like your make up done by a professional, I highly recommend Sybille & Nathalie.
Here are their contact details:
Sybille De Beuckelaer
Make up Artist
T: +32 486 400 633
T: +32 474 938 895
As you guys know, I love the Bourjois Healthy Mix Serum foundation. I've been loving it ever since I got it. But on my recent trip back home there was someone who fell in love with this foundation even more- my mom. She told me it's the best thing she ever tried & begged me to give it to her. So I did :)
In the airport I figured that since I just lost my dear friend (make up friend that is) then it's only natural that I get something else instead. To make myself feel better, if you will ;)
I saw this bad boy- Clarins Skin Illusion foundation and got it immediately!
There's no lukewarm feelings about foundations, I think. You either love them or you hate them. And this one, was love at first sight.
I like that it's nice & easy to blend. It looks and feels like no foundation at all, and gives a very good coverage even though. Also, it has SPF 10 and that's always a bonus.
I tried to apply it with my fingers at first but I especially like the finish I get when I apply it with my Inglot brush.
One pump really does the job. It looks flawless!
Have you tried this foundation yet?
Such as this one, for a lovely morning coffee.
Sweeten your valentine's morning by topping his coffee with love.
Spoon a bit of foamed milk on top, and use a squeeze bottle to draw a heart with room-temperature chocolate syrup -- store-bought or homemade -- just before serving.
Make sure foam is dense and syrup is thin.
Serve immediately; the image will last only a minute or two.
This trick works on cappuccino and latte, or hot chocolate topped with whipped cream.
Are you doing anything special this Valentine's Day? Do share!
Whenever I'm in Belgium, I'm always telling people that the weather in Poland is just so much better. When it's summer, it's nice and hot. In the winter, it's crisp and cold. To my surprise however, when I arrived to Poland this Thursday, the weather looked very similar to what we've been having in Belgium recently. Which means, rain, wind and no sun...
Thankfully, yesterday, it's gotten colder, and it even snowed. Of course, it took everyone by surprise, as people in here thought that the proper winter is over. Little did they know that winter had other plans ;)
This picture has been taken in my hometown only yesterday. I have to say that I love this picturesque sight!
Hope your winter is treating you well, wherever you are.
Did I say that my mom's pizza is simply the best? If not, then here it is! Hands down! Best pizza ever!
From a few basic ingredients, she can come up with something this delicious and nutritious. Just take a look!
She makes her own pizza pie, which in my opinion makes all the difference. It doesn't come out too thick, or too thin either.
Then, the tomato sauce is not just the canned stuff wither. She is rather picky about it too, so no cheap ingredients go in there. It's usually something she made herself from scratch sometime in the summer, and had it waiting patiently in a nice little jar in the cellar.
|Ready to be thrown in the oven|
After it's done, it looks like that:
|Her majesty- mom's pizza ;)|
Hope that your Sunday is going great. I don't have to work on Monday, so I'm feeling extra lucky ;)