Life Update: New Job, New Kitten,...

Sunday, June 4, 2017

Hey everybody. I've promised a while ago to do a life update about everything that has changed recently. But I've been so busy, so I never actually took the time to sit down and write. Until today! Spoiler alert: no bad changes, only good ones! 


Bourjois Rouge Edition Velvet Review & Swatches

Monday, May 1, 2017

Hallo lovely ladies, today I want to talk about the Bourjous Rouge Edition Velvet liquid lipsticks. These are probably one of my favorite lip products out there. I own three of the current collection and I like them all very much. 


Goed Gevoel Beauty Box April 2017 Review

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Hello, my sweet beautiful readers! How are you all doing? A Belgian Magazine called Goed Gevoel included a beauty box with their issue this month, for only €6,90 extra. Deauty has teamed up with Goed Gevoel to put together the boxes and included 7 products, almost all full-size. Together, they are worth almost €90! Yes, you have read that correctly. I'll go over all the products with you guys and give a first impression about them.


The Body Shop Almond Milk & Honey Line: First Impressions

Sunday, April 23, 2017

Hi hi hi everyone! How are you all doing? It has been a while again since I blogged, but i've been busy with... my first real job. Yup, adult life has called me up and said: 'Get started, girl!'. I'll do an entire post about it in a few days but today, I wanted to do a quick post about a heavenly new line that The Body Shop brought out: Almond milk and honey. And yes, it smells as good as it sounds.


Nail of the Day: Studded Manicure with Essie 'Style Cartel'

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Hey everybody, time for another manicure! Today, I cleaned out my nail polish drawer. I found these gorgeous golden studs and a dark blue Essie color. I decided to get a bit creative and treat myself to a rock 'n roll manicure. 



Decathlon Haul: New Sport Goodies

Monday, March 27, 2017

Hello my sweeties! How are you all doing today? How was your weekend? Last Thursday was my birthday, so I had a few celebrations with friends, the boyfriend and family last weekend! Friday, I went to Decathlon, which is a HUGE sports/camping/fitness store. Seriously, you name it, they have it. I went down there because I wanted some stuff to have home work-outs. 



Hema Happiness Planner: Review and Example

Friday, March 24, 2017

Hema had brought out a 'Happiness Diary' a little while ago and it is one of the coolest things I've seen in a long time. It's important to look at your day and find positive moments in it. Even though your day sucked, you can always find a moment or two that made you happy. This diary helps with that.


Lush Bath Review: Butter Bear and Mmmelting Marshmallow Moment

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Sunday was bath day for me. I can't remember when the last time was that I took a bath but I was really in the mood to try out some Lush stuff I got around the holidays. I used a combination of two products: Butter Bear ballistic and Mmmelting Marshmallow Moment bath melt. The result was a relaxing and amazing bath experience.


Nail of the Day: Essie 'Spin The Bottle'

Monday, March 20, 2017

Hello everyone! Time for another NOTD. Last week, when I visited Kruidvat, they had a huge bin of Essie colors -50% off. I looked around for a bit and found this gorgeous color called 'Spin The Bottle'. I think this color was part of the 2014 Spring collection, but I'm not sure. 

Tony Moly Seaweed Skin Purifying Sheet Mask Review

Thursday, March 16, 2017

Hey everybody! How are you all doing? Today, I'm writing a short blogpost about a sheet mask I got while I was in Lille a few weeks ago. I went to Sephora and they had the cutest Tony Moly products. Sheet masks are EVERYWHERE lately so I decided to pick one up and treat myself with a little "spa at home" moment.


My 20 Week Sport Plan: Calendar, Sports,...

Monday, March 13, 2017

Hey everyone! How are you girls and guys doing today? For this monday, I have a completely different post for you. It's time to talk a bit about diet, sport and self esteem. On July 31st, I'm going on vacation tooooo... Ibiza! I'm so excited for this holiday, I'm going with my boyfriend and four friends. We're going to stay in a rented house close to San Antonio. The only thing is... I need to get my body bikini ready.


Sleek Highlighting Palettes Review and Swatches

Thursday, March 9, 2017

Hello girls! Welcome back to another blogpost. Today, I will be discussing two Sleek highlighting palettes. I recently started getting into highlights and these two are very famous palettes in the beauty world. Their names are 'Precious metals' and 'Solstice'. Do I like them both? Should you get one or both of them? Which one is my favorite? I'll explain it all and show you swatches. Let's get started with the review!


The Body Shop Himalayan Charcoal Face Mask Review

Friday, March 3, 2017

Happy March, everybody! March is my favorite month ever because spring starts and my birthday is coming up! The Body shop had brought out 5 amazing face masks about 6 months ago. For each skin type a special ingredient. They have one with roses to plump the skin, honey for nourishing, Amazonian acaï for radiance, Chinese ginseng and rice to polish and Himalayan Charcoal to purify. Today, I'm going to talk about that last one. 


Nail of the Day: Essie Flowerista

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Short blogpost today! I was searching a nail polish to use today and suddenly, I saw the perfect color. The weather in Belgium has been kind of weird lately. Rain, sun, rain, sun... Cold, warm, cold, warm,... So I need a color that wasn't too bright, but could still add some color. I'm wearing Essie Flowerista and I must say: I'm in love!

H&M Beauty Lipsticks Review and Swatches

Monday, February 27, 2017

H&M beauty has some of the best lipsticks out there. During the last couple of months, they have become some of my favorite. They have so many colors to choose from, there is something out there for every skin colors. From light peach nude colors to bright reds, purples and dark browns. In this post, I'm going to show you all the colors I own and their swatches.


Tragus Piercing: Experience, Pain, Healing,...

Saturday, February 25, 2017

Hello, my lovely readers! I was searching for a topic on today's blogpost and suddenly, I realized... I haven't updated you about my piercing. I talked about it shortly on my life update and decided to fill you guys in. I did a complete post on my Forward helix at the end of 2015, talking about the experience, the pain, the healing proces,... So I decided to talk about my Tragus piercing as well.



The piercing shop
With my last piercing, I went to a place called 'Body Design' in Ghent. It is known as one of the better tattoo/piercing places and I was very happy about my last visit. So there was no doubt in my mind: I needed to go back. I did not get the same woman to place the piercing, but she was VERY good. When people talk about Body Design, you always hear her name in conversations. She's one of the best.

The piercing
I choose a Tragus piercing in my right ear (I have the forward helix in my left one). I wanted this one for months but my lazy ass never took the time to actually go to the shop and do it. She gave me a few options and explained the up- and downside of the piercing. For example, it's better to choose a ring than a stone when the piercing is placed, because it helps it heal better. I followed her advice and chose a half-open ring. I quite liked the look of it and it would be handy to take care of the piercing itself.

The placement + pain
The placing of the piercing, was a bit painful - I'm not gonna lie. But it was okay, it did not hurt that much as the forward helix in my opinion. It feels a bit like a bee sting in your ear but after the needle is out of your ear, the biggest pain is over. It did bleed quite a lot and kept bleeding for a few days during cleaning it. 

The healing proces
Overall, the healing proces went really well. It kept hurting a bit for a few weeks, but it did not get infected at all. This is something I'm very happy about. Maybe the ring piercing helped with the healing proces, like the woman said. It's also a convenient place to clean. After a month or so, I did not experience any pain anymore. I did have a painful experience at the hair dressers when she forgot about it and accidentally hit me in the ear with her hair brush. So people, ALWAYS tell them that you have a healing piercing, haha.



I hope you guys liked this quick post about the piercing. If you have any questions, don't be afraid to ask!

xx,
Astrid

NOTD: Spring Flowers + How to DIY Nail Stickers

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Hey everybody! Today, I'm doing a Nail of the day look for you AND showing you how to make your own unique nail stickers! This is such an exciting and fun little project to do. It does take a little time and you need to be patient/careful but other than that: extremely easy!  


Time to Recycle: Empties #14

Sunday, February 19, 2017

Hello everybody! A while back, I promised you guys a new empties post because my empties bag was fuller than ever before! I hope you're ready for the post, because it's gonna be a long one. I'll be saying goodbye to lots of hair, face and body products and also some make-up things. Let's get started!


To make this post not tooooo long and boring, I'm going to over all the products quite quickly. 

Kiko Sale Haul: First Impressions & Swatches

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

When Kiko is having a sale, you need to go for it quickly because their stuff can sell out fast. I woke up at 8am to check the website the first day of the sales and a few hours later, a lot of their holiday collection items were already sold out. I'm so happy I was able to get my hands on these products. In this post, I'm showing you everything I got, show the swatches and share my first impressions. It'll be quite a long post so grab a snack, sit back and relax! 


Colourpop 'Where The Light Is' Review and Swatches

Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Aaaah, it's the first post of 2017! Say what? Hello and welcome to the new year. I love uneven numbers so this year is going to be awesome. I feel it. 2016 was just... bleh. But this year... It'll be better, with more fun, more love and more BLOGGING! Let's put that last resolution in action and blog today! I've talked about Colourpop a bit before on this channel, in this post. But let's talk about the eyeshadows now. This brand and its eyeshadows were so hyped up last year and I couldn't resist to try some out.


I really love Kathleenlights on youtube and she brought out so many collabs with lots of make-up brands last year. I thought her collaboration with Colourpop was so gorgeous. The eyeshadows are really beautiful. 

 
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