Updated: review on Clinique brush

Hi guys, just wanted to let you all know I just updated my review on the Clinique cleansing brush because I ended up having some bad experiences with the brush, it started to malfunction and stopped charging etc.

I explained and described everything in the post and I’m writing about the new brush I bought, soo if you’re interested..

Click here to go to the review

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Brook candy

Hello!

It’s been a while since my last post because I was busy with exams but I can finally say I’m on summer break (:

This collection is kinda beach-themed since I’m going to Miami in less than two months! To be honest, these retro kind of sunglasses aren’t really my thing so I’d rather stick with my Ray Ban clubround glasses…But I added this one for the sake of the outfit.

By the way, is it just me or does anyone else feel uncomfy wearing fragrances from brands like Hugo Boss, Armani or Lacoste? Because they’re actually focused on fragrances for men and it feels so wrong, even though it’s for her.

Brook candy

 


Crew neck t shirt
€7,94 – makemechic.com

Topshop super skinny jeans
€71 – nordstrom.com

Adidas Originals lace up shoes
€69 – ssense.com

Chicnova Fashion canvas purse
€12 – chicnova.com

Marc Jacobs watch
€235 – harveynichols.com

Bling Jewelry hinged bracelet
€25 – bluefly.com

MICHAEL Michael Kors tech accessory
€47 – neimanmarcus.com

Retro glasses
€7,13 – romwe.com

Mac cosmetic
€21 – maccosmetics.co.uk

HUGO perfume fragrance
debijenkorf.nl
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Smashbox

Hi guys! 

As you guys might have noticed, my previous post was all about Smashbox. What exactly is Smashbox and why do I seem so obsessed with it? 

I have been using Sephora’s foundations and Dior’s BB-creams for a long time but since I can’t find any of these similar products in the Netherlands anymore, I figured it’s time to switch to another brand and try. out something new. I had in mind to buy M.A.C Cosmetics because a lot of celebs use these and it looks absolutely gorgeouson them. So last Friday I went to this shop where, I thought, they sell M.A.C products. My bad, they didn’t. I was kinda disappointed because I really needed a new foundation so the saleslady told me they did sell a similar brand called ‘Smashbox’.

Of course I had heard of this brand before but I didn’t know that these products were just as good; which should be quite neccessary because Smashbox foundations are even more expensive than M.A.C’s. The woman tried some products out on me (foundation, concealer and a setting powder) and the result was absolutely wonderful. I couldn’t even believe that there was an actual foundation out there that really matched my skintone. 

The foundation cost 37,- and the concealer cost 23,-. I didn’t really ask about the setting powder because I haven’t finished my own yet (MUA). I was gonna buy the foundation for sure but mom told me to buy the concealer as well because it looked really good. So it would be 60,- in total but I had a gift card for 20,- which my friends gave me for my birthday so I also spent that. 

More about Smashbox

What’s this hype about Smashbox? Well, it’s similar to M.A.C cosmetics, made by the Factor-brothers (Max Factor) and currently a part of  Estée Lauder cosmetics. Smashbox had some starting problems because their former PR was drugged and raped by someone who happened to be a friend of the Factors. The brand struggled a lot to make its comeback and finally got famous for its primers. 

Smashbox cosmetics are especially made for photoshoots because they last longer and are oil-free and give a flawless skin-effect. 

Fall collection #2

Sooo..Red, matte dark and overdone it is this fall. Ready for the dark, red lips and overdone eyeliner? But let’s get a little twist in the game by wearing Miss Dior’s sweet fragrance. What do you think?Fall collection #2

 

Christian Dior fragrance
€67 – sephora.com

Nail polish
avocadostore.de

Ellis Faas lips makeup
€67 – net-a-porter.com

Matte lipstick
€22 – sephora.com

Elizabeth Arden liquid eyeliner
€21 – lordandtaylor.com

Lime crime lipstick
€18 – dollskill.com

Sephora Collection false eyelash
€15 – sephora.com

Forever 21 nude eyeshadow
€7,09 – forever21.com

Matte lipstick
€5,37 – milanicosmetics.com

Beauty Store That Only Sells Instagram-Famous Products

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“If you don’t know what’s hot, you’re not paying attention.”

Have you ever heard of Richard Parrott? Me neither. Until I read this interesting article about him, it turns out that he owns a beauty shop in Soho. And he doesn’t sell casual beauty products you can buy at any drugstore, no. Richard Parrott only sells products that became famous through Instagram. Honestly, I think that’s a pretty cool idea. + The products aren’t even as expensive as you thought!

Richard Parrott is a 42 years old dad who happens to be really good at Instagram stalking. His shop is called Ricky’s NYC.

So how does Richard actually finds the most-famous products on Instagram? I don’t think it’s that easy, right?

“I open Instagram in the morning and fall down the rabbit hole. Say I’m following NYX Cosmetics, and they post a picture of a girl wearing incredible lipstick. If the caption says, “Thanks to so-and-so …,” I’ll click on that person. Then I start looking through their posts and find a picture of a lipstick that’s even better than the one they posted of NYX. I click on that one and see who liked it and just keep going. You click through ten different people and 20 different comments until you’re like, What is this brand? I’ve never even heard of them! That’s when we reach out.”

I’m convinced that this guy should write a book called: “The official guide for Instagram stalking” because that’s damn good. I think any girl could use this to stalk their exes, and his exes and his ex’s hot brother and go on…

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Can we say that you’ll be carrying many Kardashian-endorsed products? 

Yeah. One example is this self-tanner called Cocoa Brown ($14) out of Ireland. I was already carrying it in Ricky’s before Kylie Jenner posted about it, and I vaguely remember the owner telling me she had some sort of connection to the Kardashians’ PR. Maybe that person gave the tanner to Kylie, who then used it and liked it. She posted a really realistic picture of herself in a bikini with Cocoa Brown off to the side with a caption like, “This is my favorite self-tanner.” They definitely didn’t give her a million dollars to do that, and people respond differently when it’s real. After that picture, I sold out of everything I had.

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Too bad I did not know about Ricky’s NYC when I was in New York, damn. I think it would be a great success if he’d open more shops, for example….Europe? The Netherlands maybe..? Oh come on, just suggesting.

The best thing of Richard’s shop might be that he does not only sell make-up but also little accessories like phono cases, notebooks and those cute little must-have things because, let’s be honest, those are quite Insta-famous too.

While you’re being all excited about this shop, might as well check out Richard’s tumblr page!

I think I’m about to buy a plane ticket straight to New York because I. Must. Go. To. Ricky’s NYC. Now.

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Thailand 2015

In 2015, I made a 3-weeks road trip through Thailand with my parents. We visited the biggest cities like Bangkok and Phuket and the most beautiful beaches and islands. Honestly, at that moment I didn’t even want to go back home.

Of course, we did a lot of shopping and one of the shopping malls we visited was Siam Paragon. Siam Paragon is one of the most expensive (but beautiful) shopping malls in Bangkok. It’s also one of the most popular malls in Thailand.

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One of the things I bought at Siam Paragon is the the Clinique Sonic System. I bought this brush for way cheaper than I could in the Netherlands. At the time, the Clinique Sonic System cost €125 in The Netherlands. In Siam Paragon I could get it for 4200 Baht, but because of the discount I bought it for 3600 Baht (€95).  I also got an extra brush (€20). I have written a review about this brush, which you can find here: review about the Clinique Sonic System

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I also bought the Bobbi Brown Luxury Brush set, including a black, soft beauty-case and 9 brushes:

  1. Foundation brush
  2. Face blender
  3. Eyeshadow brush (2)
  4. Eye shader
  5. Concealer brush
  6. Ultra-fine eyeliner brush
  7. Blush brush
  8. Eyebrow brush

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“The right tools are just as important as the makeup itself.”
– Bobbi Brown

Thailand is a beautiful country which lots of beautiful islands, beaches and nature which you won’t believe unless you see it.

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Traveler’s outfit

Traveler's outfit

Shirts top
€12 – beautifulhalo.com

Vintage shorts
€140 – shopdashonline.com

Nike shoes
€64 – jcpenney.com

Canvas backpack
€9,46 – dressin.com

Bracelet bangle
€54 – tradesy.com