Beauty: Korres volcanic mineral twist eyeshadow review

Beauty: Korres volcanic mineral twist eyeshadow review

I'm always on the lookout to discover cool new beauty stuff, and this Korres volcanic minerals twist eyeshadow is definitely new. I've never tried a twist-up eyeshadow pencil before, I'm still only taking my first steps in discovering mineral makeup, and this is my first experience with Korres. Korres is a pharmacist-approved brand that offers dermatologically and ophtamologically tested makeup products - perfect if you have sensitive eyes and/or skin. I received the twist eyeshadow in no. 33 Grijsbruin/greyish brown. Let's take a look!

Outfit: the perfect Chelsea boots with a braid crown

Outfit: braid crown, edwardian blouse, skinny jeans and chelsea boots

Beauty: l'Oreal Nude Magique Cushion Foundation review 01 and 03

Beauty: l'Oreal Nude Magique Cushion Foundation review

Today I'm going to show you a review and swatches of the l'Oréal Nude Magique cushion foundation in the two lightest shades: 01 Porcelain and 03 Vanilla. Cushion foundation (and cushion blush) is one of the most hyped beauty innovations of the past year or so, brought over from Asia: it looks cute, it's very practical for touch-ups during the day, and the "tap tap" sponge application ensures a soft, velvety finish. 

Brands like MAC and YSL are launching cushion foundations, and Yves Rocher has also started offering a one (the Pure Light cushion foundation). L'Oréal is a beauty enthousiasts favourite for drugstore foundations, and the packshots seemed to indicate that the range of shades would be reasonably wide - the lighter shades seemed nice and pale, unlike most drugstore foundations that go down to a beige at most. In sum, I was eager to try this one on for size. Read on to find out how I liked L'Oréal's new cushion foundation!

Outfit: patchwork midi dress, robe coat

Outfit: patchwork midi dress, robe coat

Beauty: Urban Decay Vice 4 review plus four makeup looks

Beauty: Urban Decay Vice 4 review plus four makeup looks

I've been gone for too long - still a bit sick and overworked, sorry! But today's post is a pretty good one, so I'm hoping you'll forgive me for my absence.

Earlier this year, Urban Decay Belgium unexpectedly made a small batch of Vice 4 palettes available online and in their ICI Paris XL booths. My sister was one of the lucky few to snap one up before it sold out, and we got together a couple of weeks ago to photograph its splendor and experiment with the shades.

Outfit: 70s in peasant style floral dress and knee boots

Outfit: 70s in peasant style floral dress and knee boots

Beauty: Kérastase L'Incroyable Blowdry review

Beauty: Kérastase L'Incroyable Blowdry review

Tuesday! I still have a bit of a cough left, and my boyfriend seems to have caught what I had last week and what my youngest stepkid had the week before that, but that just means that we're nearly out of the woods, because this was probably the last bout of illness before spring comes back full swing and recharges us with some much needed sunshine. The weather changing is probably the least original subject for smalltalk (smallblogging?) in human history, but I enjoy keeping track of the start of spring each year by comparing what I was wearing the same time last year compared to this time around. April was the time when it finally got warm enough to go barelegged again last year, so I'm crossing my fingers for that to happen soon this year as well.

Today's post is about the launch of a new product by Kérastase. I was invited to the LaurentPatrick hair salon in Tervuren to have my hair analyzed and styled by professionals. In the process, I also got to enjoy the most relaxing scalp massage EVER (one of the biggest frustrations of adult life is that high end salons and restaurants really do it better than their more affordable competitors). Seriously, I can't recommend the salon enough. Anyway, let's talk about Kérastase L'Incroyable blowdry!

Outfit: robe coat and hat under the first spring blossoms

Outfit: robe coat and hat under the first spring blossoms

Beauty: Maybelline The Falsies Push Up Drama mascara review

Beauty: Maybelline The Falsies Push Up Drama mascara review
 
Hiya! It's Saturday night and I'm feeling not exactly fancy free, because I'm recovering from the flu. Which is also the reason why I've been missing in action for the past few days - sorry! I got a bit better just in time to participate in the Calamartes debate on media and sexualization I was invited to, uhm, participate in (excuse my less than stellar eloquence today, reidual flu), and then the flu hit me back hard for my insolence. I've been curled up like a sad ball of feverish coughing for the past 24 hours, but I couldn't bare leaving my blog unattended for any longer, so here I am with a quick post.

Maybelline released a new mascara last month, and I was sent over a tube to review. As you might have picked up from my mascara comparison post, mascara is a vital part of my beauty routine, so I'm always on the lookout for new options. I present to you: Maybelline The Falsies Push Up Drama. You've probably seen the ad with Gigi Hadid by now, claiming you'll get the false lashes look by simply using The Falsies Push Up Drama. Let's see if it lives up to its claims.

Outfit: eggplant robe coat, Edwardian blouse and boyfriend jeans

Outfit: eggplant robe coat, Edwardian blouse and boyfriend jeans

Beauty: Guerlain La Petite Robe Noir lipstick and nail polish review

Beauty: Guerlain La Petite Robe Noir lipstick and nail polish review

Guerlain is known for their stunning fragrances, immortalized by Serge Gainsbourg's lyrics to Initials B.B. about Brigitte Bardot:
"Elle ne porte rien
D'autre qu'un peu
D'essence de Guerlain
Dans les cheveux"
La Petite Robe Noire always jumps out to me whenever I walk past someone in the street wearing it, much like YSL's Black Opium. Both fragrances are sweet with fruity, floral and vanilla notes, and both are very strong: I only need a small spritz of YSL's Black Opium to last me all day. LPRN is even sweeter than Black Opium, on me at least, which sadly tends to result in a headache whenever I test this iconic Guerlain fragrance. I still love smelling it on other people, though, and it is undeniably a lovely fragrance which has proven a very popular addition to the Guerlain line of perfumes. 
The house has decided to expand on that success by adding a dash of colour to their La Petite Robe Noire/Little Black Dress fragrance with a line of lipsticks and nail polishes, which I will be reviewing for you today. The coolest thing about these products is that all of them are scented like the LPRN perfume, and the lipsticks even taste sweet! So cute.

Outfit: preppy with thigh high boots

Outfit: preppy with thigh high boots

Beauty: Yves Rocher lip crayon and mattifying lip primer review

Beauty: Yves Rocher lip crayon review

'Sup babes! Today I'm reviewing these pretty, easy, toss-in-your-purse-and-reapply-without-a-mirror practical lip crayons by Yves Rocher. People love lip crayons because they're cute and provide an easy way to get a bit of colour on your lips while simultaneously moisturizing them: win win! And especially now during the last stretch of winter, we can all use a bit pampering for our chapped lips.

Beauty: Yves Rocher lip crayon review

These lip crayons have been a part of Yves Rocher's beauty collection for a while now, but the brand introduces new colours every so often, and these six are the newest addition to the family. They moisturize your lips with shea- and mango butter (sounds yum), and come in a handy twist-up tube. Mauve Tendre and Pourpre Lumineux have a subtle amount of glitter in them, but the rest of the lip crayons don't.