Some of my latest looks

I’ve decided to do some updates with a summary of the latest looks I made, I’m going to link to my page if you click on the look so you can see more of the pictures I made of it. I hope that way I reach some more people. Another advantage of putting the looks here on my blog is that I can add them to pinterest. I’ll also do a little personal update at the end of this blogpost. If you don’t want to read random stuff about my life, makeup, my pregnancy or anything like that, just look at the pretty pictures and skip the text below, mmkay?

I told you a long time ago about the Garden Of Eden palette I got from Enchantra. I still use that palette a lot because I’ve been doing a lot more neutral or brown looks lately. I don’t know why. I used to think those looks are kinda boring but these days it’s basically one of my go-to colours for a makeup look.

What I liked about this look is that I finally managed to make a look with white on the waterline. Well, I made those in the past but when I got to the fullface pictures it always looked weird for some reason. And it wasn’t just me, you guys also commented it looked strange, lol. Thanks for that! Nah, I’m just kidding. It’s good to hear feedback like that and to know my eyes are not actually deceiving me.
The brown colour in this palette is a very warm shade and I really like that.

Forbidden Paradise

Next is the first look I made with Sugarpill’s Olivia, I also used some of the dark brown colours from my Kat von D Saint palette, which I still adore.
Olivia is a Limited Edition pigment in a stunning olive green tone, it also has some gold in it. I’ve used it in a lot of looks and I’m so happy I got it in my stash now.

I linked this picture to my album on Facebook because I editted the pictured to add a description and somehow that way you lose the timeline update. as a whole. Very weird, but hey… lessons learned . :)

Saint Olivia

This look was made with some of my all time favourite blue/green colours. It has MAC Steamy in it, Sugarpill Magpie and subterranean. But they blended into each other so well that I can’t actually pinpoint one colour from another.
I really like the combination though, gives a cool gradient, dont you think?

Subterranean Steam

This look was just for the fun of it. I wanted to do something really green again (Supergreen!) and just threw together some stuff I had, together with Eye Kandy Cosmetics glitters to give it that extra emerald sparkle. It didn’t really work out as charing as I had in mind but that’s ok. It was fun to play with. :)

Emerald

This look is actually pretty old, well, just a couple of months old. I was still waiting for Sugarpill Olivia to arrive in my mailbox and I tried to find a colour in my stash that was a bit similar. I found it in Gosh Apple Jam pigment, although it’s not really the same. The colour combination turned out nice though, I really like this one!

I had to link back to the Facebook album again instead of the status update. That was pretty much the last time I screwed that up, I promise!

Apple Smoothie

This look was also made with the Kat von D Saint palette, I added some Sugarpill Goldilux for sparkly fun. Almost all of these colours have shimmer and I really like that about it. I don’t have a lot to say about this one, it’s just nice but not extraordinary in my humble opinion.

Saint

This is my latest update, I did this one a couple of hours before I wrote this blogpost. It’s the first look I  used on my Facebook page with my brand spankin’ new W7 palette called In The Buff. It’s a dupe for the Urban Decay Naked 2 palette.
Well, it’s not a complete and total dupe because some colours are slightly different and the casing of the palette supposedly is not as good as the original. But for the price difference of at lease 20 euro’s, I’m more than prepared to accept those differences. And it’s a good palette to quench that thirst for brown and neutral looks I’ve been having lately.

Shopping Spree

That’s it as far as makeup look updates on my Facebook page. I hope you liked these looks!

As far as for me, I’ve been going through a rollercoaster lately. I’m 12 weeks pregnant now and it’s been exciting but also a bit scary. Such responsibility!
I’m one of those people that tends to worry about a lot of things, especially when I’m doing something for the first time. And having a baby… well, that’s huge! So I’m trying my best to think about the fun and happy stuff. :) I guess it’s because of everything that’s happening but probably also the hormones because I’ve been dreaming the craziest stuff lately and usually I wake up with a heavy heart because I even worry in my dreams. Stupid, huh? It’s difficult to let go of all the daily stuff when you go to bed if you know you’re just going to have more weird ass emotional turmoil once you lay your head down. But it’s ok, I’m getting a grip on all that and I’m sure it will all work out fine eventually.

I haven’t had vacation yet and my love and I also didn’t have vacation last year because we had a new kitchen installed. But just 5 more days of hard work and then I finally have 20 full days of blissfull nothing! I’m starting to feel drained and I’m just so excited to go on vacation with 2 great friends of ours. It’s going to be so much fun! It’s also going to be strange not being ablt to drink alcohol on vacation, though. I’m a real sucker for having a nice beer or wine on a terrace somewhere and I guess I’ll just have to stick to non alcoholic beverages this time. It’s not a problem of course but it’ll take some adjusting to my normal routine. But hey, if it means my baby and I are both healthy that’s more than worth it.

Please let me know your thoughts on these looks or on this personal stuff in the comments. I’m curious to know what you think. :D

A little update, I’m moving!

Hey guys! I’m back! But with a twist…
I decided to give the makeup thing a new chance. A lot has happened in the last few months which was, aside from the bloggin sabbatical, also a reason I didn’t update for a few months.

I’ll tell you all about it in future blogposts because I will keep updating, though not as frequently as I did in the past. That doesn’t mean I’m going to share less looks, it just means I’m going to share them in a different way.
I’m going to upload my looks on Facebook more often, I’m moving my stuff there! A Facebook page is so much easier to update than this blog because I don’t have to worry about things like uploading to Photobucket or bandwidth issues. I’ve had those issues a lot lately and it bugged the hell out of me. So please go to my Facebook page to see my latest addition called Acid Olivia, using the Limited Edition pigment Olivia from Sugarpill!

Acid Olivia

I have a lot of things to figure out for the future because the decision to make my Facebook page my main focus was made just a few hours ago when I was pondering (again and again and again….) what to do with the makeup blog thing.
I still love doing makeup but the work I had to put into the picture cropping, uploading, linking to my blog and writing about the products was one of may thing I would much rather just skip all together. I just want to ramble about makeup and show some of the pictures I make, that’s it! And somehow blogging is more about wrestling with photobucket, wordpress and dealing with bandwidth problems. Blegh! Those things really overshadowed my love for the blog and when I took the sabbatical I just didn’t have any fun with it anymore. Aside from the personal issues I had with the deaths of my grandmothers. I’m still sad about that, obviously. But I made peace with it and I’m in a much better frame of mind now. :)

I do think I might update from time to time, to give some personal updates maybe and also to attract some focus to my Facebook page. So how exactly this is going to develop, I’ll just have to see. But I just wanted to let you know I didn’t quit, the sabbatical really helped. So please visit me on Facebook and leave a comment! If there’s any questions you have, just let me know!

Oh and do you need a review or comparison pictures of Sugarpill’s Olivia? Let me know in the comments here or on Facebook :D

Blogging sabbatical

As you may have seen it’s been very quiet on my blog for the past couple of weeks.

Early january my grandmother passed away after years of fighting illness and that was difficult for me. It’s one of those event’s in your life that you know has to come some day but you’re never really fully ready for it, how can you be? Who’s ever ready for losing an important person in their lives?
In March my other grandmother passed away. She was in her 90’s and again, even though you know that day has to come it still left me taken aback. That’s the only word I have for it because I can rationalise all my feelings by saying they were both old, had beautiful lives and it was their time. And I truly mean every word of that and they were ready to move on. But still, I’ll never see them again and they played a big part in my life even though I wasn’t that much aware of it all the time.havin' a sad

Losing 2 grandmothers in 3 months is just too much and even though I picked up all the things in my every day life, I still have some stuff to work through. I tried putting some feelings to the back of my mind because I didn’t know how to deal with them but sometimes it just sneaks up on me. Maybe this sounds strange but it feels like these events beaten a bit of the creative sparkle out of me, for the moment anyway. It’s not like I’m still in full mourning mode because I have peace with it on some level. I don’t cry a lot about it anymore and I don’t feel I need to, either. There’s just a small part of me that still feels like I need to concentrate more on me, to get all my ducks back in a row.

I was thinking about quitting the blog thing all together but I don’t think now is the time to make that decision. However, I am taking a big break from it. Maybe later I’ll decide to pick it up again. Right now it just feels like a burden and I don’t want to fill my free time with something, when my heart isn’t in it.

I hope you all understand and even if I do decide to quit blogging, I’ll still let you know. But for now I’m just calling it a blogging sabbatical. Usually a sabbatical is at least a couple of months but I’ll just have to see how long it’ll take me to get back on my blogging feet.

Vintage Dreams

Woohoo, 299th blogpost!

When I made this look I had just done my hair. I usually wear it hanging down or in a ponytail but I wanted to do something different so I tried a sock bun. I really liked the result and I thought it called for a classic makeup.

So I tried keeping my eyeshadow very light (well, light for me anyway) and a nice ombre lipstick. With dramatic eyeliner, just to get that classic pinup feel I had going with my hair.

Vintage Dreams

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Prince @#$%!ing Charming

I’ve been in a “yay it’s almost spring” mood for about a week. Even though it’s quite early, the weather is great around here and I’m so happy the end of winter is in sight. I was dreading the snow and the freezing cold and somehow we skipped that part this year. It’s basically been a really, really really long autumn and I’m not one bit disappointed that we skipped the icy cold part of winter.

Anyway, because I was in a happy-happy-joy-joy-mood I wanted to do an intense look with glitterrrrrr. And some red, silver and blue. Here’s what happened.

Prince @#$%!ing Charming

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