24 October 2014

BEAUTY | A ROUTINE


I love my make-up bits, so every now and again this beauty post that just pops up on Style and Sushi. Today I felt like sharing a "make-up look" with you that I just go back to if I don't feel like putting the usual BB cream and eyeliner stuff on my face. So without further or do, let me explain what I use.

After I moisturised my face with the Origins Ginzing moisturiser, I usually go in with my NARS creamy concealer in Custard. I just tend to pop that onto any redness on my face and just blend it in with my fingers. Next I use the Laura Mercier Mineral Loose Powder in Real Sand, which I've been using for absolutely ages as I'm not really a big fan of foundation. I work that into my skin with a Real Techniques powder brush. I absolutely love the finish it gives me as I, like I said, am more of a fan of minimal/mineral make-up. Next thing I use is the NARS Laguna bronzer, the holy grail of probably nearly every person who loves make-up. I just use this and a Zoeva Luxe Face Definer brush to contour my face a bit and to make my face look like I just came back from a holiday in Spain. Which by the way would be an awesome thing to happen right now. 

Next up are my eyes. I usually go for eyeliner but lately I've been trying to use eyeshadows a bit more, which actually scares me. So I tend to grab my Maybelline Colour tattoo eyeshadow in On and On bronze. After staring at my eyes for a good 5 minutes, debating whether my eyes look all right or not, I usually move on to mascara. I'm currently using the Maxfactor False Lash Effect mascara in black, which I actually love. I didn't think I would get on with this at all, but after using it a few times I actually like it as much as the L'Oreal telescopic!  Now I completely forgot to include this in the photograph but I usually also use an eyebrow powder. I'm currently using the Catrice Eyebrow set which, for now, is my best friend. 

Then I move on to my lips and if I feel like it, I'll use this Cremesheen lipstick from MAC in Shanghai Spice which is just a perfect nude for me.If  I don't feel up for a lipstick I'll just pop a bit of Carmex lipbalm on my lips. Lastly, If I feel up to it I'll paint my nails. I painted my nails with this Rimmel London Salon Pro by Kate in Rock 'n Roll which is just a really nice red for this time of the year. I'm a big fan of red nail polish!

Et voila. That's what I currently go back to a lot when I'm not feeling the BB cream and eyeliner. Now please excuse my puffy face and eyes in the second photo, I'm currently suffering from the worse sore throat in the world and my glands and general face are swollen so that's why I look like Mrs Puff from Spongebob Squarepants. Good times.




21 October 2014

OUTFIT | SWEATER WEATHER

H&M sweater, Primark midi skirt (similar), Nike Roshe Run trainers, ASOS scarf, Céline sunnies

This was Sunday's attire. It was pretty warm and I just felt like I needed to out the bare legs one more time, before it's actually winter. So I did. I got this beauty of a midi skirt out of my closet again and I just completely forgot how much I actually loved it. I chucked this sweater on top as it's just the best sweater to feel comfortable in. I do realise that I look like a tree in this jumper but I honestly couldn't care as it was a Sunday. Sundays are for comfort and for fun, so only easy-to-throw-on-clothes are allowed. No regrets. 


20 October 2014

OUTFIT | NEW WAYS

H&M jacket (similar) and bag, Monki cropped jumper, Forever21 dress, ZARA boots, Céline sunnies

I haven't worn a dress in absolutely ages so every now and again I'd like to pop out a dress and maybe even a cropped jumper to wear over it. I bought this dress at Forever21 this summer but I've never even worn it! So now that it's starting to get colder, I try to wear dresses more often with tights. I've always loved that look for autumn so I'm trying to incorporate it more into my outfits again. Although I've thrown out most of my dresses, I'm sure there are still some black ones left where I can work with. 


17 October 2014

DIARY | WHAT'S IN MY BAG



The original plan for today's post was to post an outfit, but I ended up absolutely hating the outfit that I shot and I don't want to post an oufit that I don't absolutely love myself. So instead of an outfit post, I'm doing a what's in my bag post instead. I am a really nosy person myself, so I naturally love to read/watch what's in my bag posts. 

So I'm currently carrying the H&M shopper around with me that you've seen in multiple outfits, such as this one. I got it halfway through September and I still absolutely love it. It's so easy to just throw stuff in when you're for example going shopping. 

The first thing you will find in my bag is a notebook. I just need to carry a notebook with me because it's usually when I'm out and about when I get my inspiration boost and since I've had way too many situations where I didn't bring one with me and just completely forgot my ideas, I felt like I could not let that happen again. This notebook is just a cheap one from but I can't remember where I got it from. Next in my bag you will probably find my diary. I like to be very organised so it's not really a surprise that I carry a diary around with me where I have all of my appointments, blog posts and lots of other notes written down. This diary is from De Bijenkorf, a big Dutch warehouse and you can get it here. Of course a pen can't be missed when writing down stuff so this is just a normal black BIC pen, which is my absolute favourite pen, ever.

Then there's the most important part. My wallet. Well this isn't really a wallet, but I use it for my cards because I mostly pay with cards. This one is just a really cheap purse from H&M. I really like the snakeskin on it which gives my normal, black situation in my purse a bit more of a va va voom. I couldn't find a link online but pretty much every H&M has these little purses near the jewellery section.

Sometimes I don't feel like wearing my contacts so when it's one of those days, I need to carry my glasses around with me, because let's be honest, I probably recognise family or friends walking around in the streets if I wouldn't be wearing glasses or contacts. So these glasses from My Optique from their London Retro collection. You can find the glasses here. And besides my normal glasses, I also have my sunglasses in my bag. These are my Céline Audrey sunglasses which I got from my parents for graduating high school, which was just the sweetest thing ever of them. I'm not sure where they got them, but I found a pair on stylebop.com here.

Of course my phone has to be in my bag, if it's not in my hand. I am such an addict to instagram and I blame my iPhone 5 for this. 

The last few things in my bag are just some make-up bits. I usually carry around this Carmex lipbalm that I absolutely love. It has been my go to product ever since I bought in Spain on holiday, when I forgot my lip balm. Every now and again I try to put on lipstick, because I want to be cool like that and this lipstick by Aritstry in Daring Red is currently hanging around in my bag. And the final thing that is in my bag, is this rollerball perfume from Zara. It's from their fragrance called fruity. To be brutally honest, I have never used this rollerball because I usually just tend to spray on a perfume in a store or something like that when I feel like I need a touch up. Yes I am that person

So I hope you all liked this what's in my bag post. I will be back to uploading another outfit tomorrow! Happy Friday and happy weekend! 


16 October 2014

OUTFIT | ALL AUTUMNAL COLOURS

H&M jacket (similar), Primark old shirt, ASOS jeans, Topshop slip ons, Ray-Ban clubmaster

Oh my god, Laura are you wearing colour? Yes, yes I am. It has been ages since I last wore anything that wasn't grey, black or white. So when I found this burgundy shirt hanging around in my closet, I decided it could come out to play. I need to start buying colour again as my closet is slowly turning into a monochrome box. So I need to stop living inside this monochrome box/tunnel vision and I need to start wearing colour again! And autumn might just be the perfect season for starting to wear colour since I like the autumnal colours