Thursday, April 21, 2011

2true blue lip gloss

It seemed like a mission impossible - finding the latest makeup craze, a blue lip gloss. I have been to both, high-end parfumeries (Ici Paris, Planet Parfum) and drugstore Di, but nobody had anything like it. So, I ended up at Kruidvat...and this is what I found albeit really well hidden among other lip glosses...2true fresh breath lip gloss (minty flavour, 10 ml, 2,49 EUR).
Immediately, I tried it on. I exudes a very minty flavour that is not too unpleasant, so so far so good. However, it is sticky as glue...I know it was cheap so I should not complain I guess! .-) I can not show you how it looks on lips, because of my cold sores, but it has high shine, one of the best I have ever seen. The lips are obviously not blue, but they gain this slight blue undertone, which is really pretty! It was not that easy to take off, though, so it might be a good sign for its longevity!

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Love your feet

It is official, it is summer time in Belgium (never mind the calendar)! With people daring to bare more, you should also think about your feet and the state they are in. There are many ways how to tackle this (you could always wear boots, as I so often - shockingly - observe during the summer months) or you can get down to the base of it, scrub your feet and make them presentable for those cute sandals.

As with everything, you are only as good as your tools, so prepare a little arsenal for this (or if you like, hit a pedicure salon for fish pedicure). You will need: a basin, hot water with sea salt, a towel, nail clippers, a foot file, a scrub, moisturizing cream, nail varnish remover, cotton pads, nail filer and a favourite nail varnish. (told you...)

I like to soak my feet into a basin with quite hot water and sea salt to soften the hard skin. I also find that trimming the nails is easier after a bath, same goes for removing nail varnish. Make sure your tools are clean and disinfected.

Then I scrub off all hard skin and take my time with it too! Push back the cuticles and apply nail varnish. When it dries, apply a good moisturizer. And you are ready to hit the streets!

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Catrice nail polish - 050 Moulin rouge light

I was very curious about this nail polish, as I used to wear the classic French manicure a lot (when my nails were still growing, ehm). If you are looking for a soft, sophisticated, uncomplicated look, why not try this one? Catrice cosmetics offers a whole range of their nude shades, take your pick!

One layer was pretty thick (which is really typical for all Catrice nail polishes) but I applied two to get higher coverage.
Ultimate nudes, 050 Moulin Rouge Light

Catrice 490 Iron Mermaiden with crackle top coats

So, today is the day, and crackle is the word! I finally tested this lovely nail varnish together with all the crackle top coats that I have: Claire's, P2 crackling top coat in 030 golden rush and 020 silver blast.
 I really like all of them, I even gave it a long thought as to which one I actually preferred, but I simply could not choose! I guess they are all just pretty and it also depends on what effect you want to achieve and what you are wearing...

The curious case of visible bra straps

Sexy back?
A non-makeup related topic, I will give you that but I could not resist the temptation to post this after taking a long walk in the streets of Brussels in this fantastic weather. Ladies or those of us aspire to refer to themselves as such, please make sure your bra straps are not peeking out of your lovely tank tops or whatever you might be wearing! That is just sooo, well, unladylike! In case you find your bra straps slipping off, trying getting a so-called bra barrette!

One more thing, though. It does NOT make any difference if you wear transparent silicone straps, it is equally know, as if something if biting into your flesh...
No, not cool.

Monday, April 18, 2011

Wishlist - blue lipgloss

It might seem like a weird idea at a first glimpse, blue lips? But trust me, once you put it on, it will give you that frosty look, perfect for the summer months! I know I will buy one next time I happen to be anywhere near a cosmetics shop :-)

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Wishlist - Dior rock coat

,Still more innovative ways how to revamp your favourite nail varnish, by applying this rock coat, you will make it a shade darker! You can buy in both Ici Paris or Planet Parfum.