Wednesday, July 23, 2014


*Collaborative Post*

The way a Nashville photographer takes pictures of a Brazilian model, wearing some French designed clothes is dictated by specific personalities. There are these incredible women whose influence is extended in so many spheres, that it would take half a page to count them all. And I’m talking about the influence empowered not by money, but only by the style. So, who are the world’s most fashionable and influent personalities in the industry? Let’s clear this thing out below, presenting a few of them…

1.  Carine Roitfield, the former editor-in-chief of Vogue Paris, is obsessed with the Crime and Punishment of Dostoyevsky and is always inspired by Helmut’s Newton photographs of YSL. Her opinions always matter and her clothing decisions are true openers for the brands.
2.    Miroslava Duma, the former editor of Harper’s Bazaar (Russia) is now an international style icon. Well known for her impeccable style, Miroslava is absolutely adored by photographers, designers, fashion magazines and Instagram fans. You’ll see her wearing YSL, Miu Miu, Lanvin and Alexander Wang, because the lady loves the best in fashion.
3.  Alexa Chung, the contributing editor at British Vogue is well known for her effortless style. She looks relaxed and careless, rocking haute couture clothes. That’s why everyone loves her.. and her bangs are adorable.
4. Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge is one of the most stylish and fashionable women this world has ever seen and would ever see. Everyone knows the princess for its formidable taste, that’s reminds us so often of the late Diana. She is basically everything a duchess has to be, elegant, chic and in one word: perfect.
5.  Rihanna is the fearless, daring and fabulous style icon that influences designers, teenage bloggers and other stars. At the Paris fashion week, she is the one with no bra. Her provocative features make Nike and Celine dunks look amazing and her music is just as good, as her Fashionista sense.
6. Olivia Palermo, the American socialite who got married in a beautiful sweater is teaching the world how to go blonde in the most stylish way. Her fashion choices are always chic and there is no street fashion fan who does not adore her. Everyone adores her style, handsome husband and sun kissed hair.

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Tuesday, July 22, 2014



ENG: Kylie Jenner is HOT at the moment! Everybody seems to be obsessing over her signature 90's inspired lip make up. Including me! Kylie has been posting lots of photos to Instagram with this new fuller lip look. This has left many people wondering if she got plastic surgery or lip injections, and to be honest, I think she did, because her lips look rounder and fuller. But who cares, I've said it before: I might get my lips done some day so I'm not judging, haha;)

Just like Kylie I always overdraw my lips to make them appear much fuller. Some people on Instagram have actually asked me if I already had my lips done, so obviously make -up can make a huge difference. I've been doing my lips the same sort of color like Kylie, kind of a matte nude/taupe/brown-ish color, sometimes with a hint of red. According to Kylie's tweet, the color she uses is 'Whirl' lip pencil by Mac. 

To achieve pouty, matte lips like Kylie, I took these simple steps with red, brown and mauve lipliner (all from Essence). To make it all a bit lighter I added some nude lipstick from Primark on top. What do you think? Did I succeed in creating Kylie's signature 90's lips?

NL: Kylie Jenner is helemaal hot dit moment. Vooral omdat iédereen, inclusief ikzelf) helemaal obsessed is door haar lip make up. Op haar instagram foto's lijkt ze ineens wel héel volle lippen te hebben. Veel mensen vragen zich af of dat wel alleen make up is. Ik denk eerlijk gezegd dat ze wel wat aan haar lippen heeft laten doen, omdat ze vooral in het midden erg vol lijken. Maar mij hoor je verder niet hoor, ik roep zelf al tijden dat ik ook mijn lippen wil laten opvullen haha;)

Kylie tekent haar lippen duidelijk wat groter, iets wat ik zelf ook iedere dag doe. Mensen op Instagram vroegen zelfs of ik al mijn lippen had laten doen. Maar nee, dat is dus make up.  De laatste tijd probeer ik dezelfde soort matte look te creeëren als Kylie, soms met een bruine ondertoon, soms met een rode ondertoon. Kylie Jenner zei op twitter dat zij het lippotlood 'Whirl' van Mac hiervoor gebruikt.

Om mijn lippen zoals die van Kylie te krijgen gebruik ik lipliners van Essence in de kleuren rood, bruin en mauve. Om het wat lichter te maken gebruik ik nog een nude lippenstift. Wat vinden jullie van mijn poging om Kylie's 90's lip look na te maken? 


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Sunday, July 20, 2014


Ladival sun protection

ENG: Hi lovelies! We all love it when temperatures rise and the sun comes out... it's finally summer time here in Holland with temperatures reaching over a crazy 35°C / 90°F.  As much as I personally love to bake in the sun all day, I absolutely want to protect my skin from the harm sunlight can do. Blogger Media provided me with two sets of Ladival sunscreen to try out. 

Sunprotection for normal and sensitive skin
I received a lotion and aftersun lotion for normal skin with 30 SPF. I hardly ever burn and tan very easily, so I tried out these two products for the past 3 days. My mom and sister have very sensitive skin and do burn easily, so I let them try out the other set of a  sunscreen gel for sensitive skin. This one is also 30 SPF, which is high.

First impression
First thing I noticed about all 4 bottles is that they smell very neutral. There's no perfume, coloring substances or preservatives in these products. What I love about both the lotion and gel is that they do not leave you with a white cast all over your body. They do not feel sticky and the skin absorbs the product super fast. It's also water resistant. With crazy high temperatures like we've had for the past few days, I hopped under the shower (yep, a shower in the garden XD) quite a lot, so it's great that these products are water resistant.

After baking in the sun all day?
I used the sunscreen lotion all over my body and face and felt very well protected while lying out in the sun all day. I did not burn and I didn't feel like I had any kind of product all over my body. I didn't feel like I needed to use the aftersun in the evening, but I did and it made my skin feel super hydrated! My mom and sister were pleasantly surprised that they did not get sunburnt like they normally do. My sis did forget to use some products on her shoulders/upper back, so she did get slightly burnt there. That's when the aftersun gel for sensitive skin came in handy; it did not sting at all and it felt very cool on her skin.

All in all there is not one downside about Ladival sun protection. Me and my little test team tested both sets of products for the past 3 days and we're super satisfied! You know when you find a brand that truly works for you and you stick with it forever? Ladival has definitely become our favorite sun protection!

NL: Hi allemaal! Wat zijn we allemaal toch blij met dit heerlijke zomerse weer! De temperaturen bereiken bijna 35 graden! Bij ons thuis ligt de tuin op het zuiden, aka: non stop zon, nergens schaduw, temperatuur tot 41 graden. Gelukkig hebben we een douche in de tuin om lekker onder af te koelen. Hoe graag ik ook de hele dag lig te zonnen, mijn huid beschermen vind ik ontzettend belangrijk.  Blogger Media stuurde mij twee sets Ladival zonbescherming om te testen.

Zonbescherming voor normale en gevoelige huid
Ikzelf verbrand vrijwel nooit en word snel bruin. De zonnebrand lotion voor normale huid was dus echt iets voor mij. Mijn moeder en mijn zus verbranden wel snel en hebben een gevoelige huid. De zonnebrand gel voor gevoelige huid liet ik hun daarom testen, aangezien we allemaal de afgelopen dagen in de zon lagen te bakken;)

Eerste indruk
Wat mij qua verpakking meteen op viel is dat er geen parfum, kleurstoffen en conserveringsmiddelen inzitten. De geur is inderdaad neutraal. Ik heb het product over mijn hele lichaam en gezicht gebruikt. Zowel de lotion als de gel laten geen witte waas achter en trekken ontzettend snel in! Voor mijn gevoel heb ik heerlijk de hele dag beschermd in de zon kunnen liggen. Het voelde ook totaal niet plakkerig of alsof ik iets op mijn huid gesmeerd had. Het was wel echt héel warm, dus ik sprong geregeld onder onze buitendouche. Fijn om te weten dus dat de zonnebrand waterproof is!

Na een dagje zonnen?
Ikzelf ben totaal niet verband en juist lekker bijgekleurd. Voor mijn gevoel was de aftersun niet eens nodig, maar deze heb ik 's avonds toch op gedaan. Mijn huid voelde heerlijk gehydrateerd. Mijn zus en moeder zijn lang niet zo verbrand als normaal met de zonnebrand gel voor gevoelige huid. Wel was mijn zus vergeten haar schouders/bovenrug in te smeren, dus daar was ze wel verband. Gelukkig had ik dus de aftersun gel. Deze prikte totaal niet op een verbrande huid en voelde meteen verkoelend aan. 

Al met al hebben ik en mijn test team geen éen negatief puntje kunnen vinden aan Ladival zonbescherming. Wat een top producten! De afgelopen 3 dagen hebben  wij Ladival gebruikt alvorens de zon in te gaan en we zijn overtuigd. Ken je dat, dat wanneer je een product vind wat écht voor jou werkt en je niets anders meer wilt? Voor ons is Ladival zeker weten dé zonbescherming die we nodig hebben :)

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