Thursday, March 31, 2011

E.L.F. Kabuki Face Brush Review

Today I will do a short review on the studio line Kabuki Face Brush from E.L.F.
I ordered it on and it costed me €3,50.

I bought this kabuki brush to apply my Mac MSF or any other loose/compact powders.
I really like it. The first thing that I want to say is that this brush is so incredibly soft!
It distributes a perfect layer of product on the face.
I have been using it for about a month right now and it never shed on me, neither did it get out of shape.
Also it has a nice size.
For only €3,50 this is a very affordable, good quality brush. I will definitely repurchase.


Tuesday, March 29, 2011

MAC Must-Haves: MSF Natural (Mineralize Skin Finish)

Product: MAC Mineralize Skin Finish (MSF) Natural
Price: €25,00
Availability: part of the permanent line

MAC describes it as:
A luxurious domed face powder with minerals, slowly baked to provide a dimensional yet natural-matte finish. Provides perfect low coverage. Use to set and fix foundation or as a touch-up throughout the day.

Why is it a must-have? (to me)
This product is a must have to me because it you can use in 2 different ways. You can use it over your foundation, like a setting-powder which gives you also a bit coverage or you can use this as your powder foundation, it has a light to medium coverage. It gives a beautiful natural finish. There are 8 colours available in the permanent line, the colour range goes from light to dark so there's something for everyone. I'm in the colour Medium Dark. I'm in love with this product, ever since I bought it I''ve been using it pretty much every day! I first apply some concealer to my problem areas, like my under eye circles and then I apply my MSF Natural all over my face using a big fluffy brush.

Do you own a MSF Natural? What shade are you?

xoxo Kelly

Monday, March 28, 2011

NOTD: Twilight Nails?! Eyeko Vampira Polish

Eyeko might call it Vampira Polish for gothic nails but it reminds me of Twilight. Eyeko says: Dare to wear this lust-worthy glossy black lacquer dripping with blood red shimmer. The formula is different than Saucy Polish, this one is more sheer, I applied 2 coats but I tihnk I should have done 3. Still it is a beautiful vampy colour, it's a black with a lot of red glitters. I love it! You can order Eyeko nail polishes online at, shipping to Europ is free and almost every week they have an offer of the week, you just have to type in a code and you will get a free gift.

Does this nail polish remind you of Twilight as well?

xoxo Kelly

Sunday, March 27, 2011

MAC Surf Baby Collection, Summer 2011

Grab the board, hop in the Jeep, cruise the Pacific Coast Highway… Surf’s up! The lure of the endless summer starts here with My Paradise Cheek Powder, Mini Blush Sticks, a Summer Stash of Crushed Metallic Pigments, Hibiscus Lipstick and Splashproof Lash Mascara that just won’t smudge. Colourful, lustrous, and full of life… journey to a world where feeling the rush means taking a risk. Hang Ten!

Release date:
U.S.: May 26th 2011
Nederland: May 7th 2011

Blush ($18.50 €?)
My Paradise: Coral orange with champagne gold flower

Lipstick ($14.50 €17,50)
Bust Out!: Soft violet
Hibiscus: Bright coral
Naturally: Eccentric Nude

Lipglass ($14.50 €17,00)
Girl on Board: Sheer gold
Good Lovin’: Peach pink
Krazy Kahuna Medium brown
Strange Potion: Pink coral

Crushed Metallic Pigment Stacks
Summer Stash: Pale pink, gray pink, purple, taupe
Surf the Ocean: Silver, aqua, gold, navy blue

Eyeshadow ($14.50 €15,00)
Saffron: Coral
Short Shorts: White champagne
Sun Blonde: Yellow with gold pearl
Surf U.S.A.: Aqua with teal pearl
Swell Baby: Medium gray

Nail Lacquer ($13.50 €12,00)
Hangin’ Loose: Beige
Ocean Dip: Aqua teal

Eye Liner ($14.50 €13,00)
Blue Noon: Teal
Gilded White: Shimmering off-white

Bronzing Powder
Solar Riche

Studio Careblend Pressed Powder

Tan Tint
Billionaire Bronze Soft gold
Guilty Bronze Copper bronze

There will also be Blush Sticks and Suntints.

Will you be buying anything from this collection?

I'm not sure yet, but that Gilded White eyeliner is shouting my name, we'll see.

xoxo Kelly

Friday, March 25, 2011

E.L.F. Shimmering Facial Whip in Lilac Petal Review

Goodmorning girls,

Ok for those of you who do not want to read any further, and just like to know my overall opinion on this product: I LOVE IT !! And I would definitely buy again! (if not; in my next E.L.F. order, whether this one is finished or not, I am going to buy 3 of these just in case it discontinues)!

For those of you who want more information + pics: keep on reading!;)

So first of all: I bought this at for (ONLY) €1,-.
The delivery is very quick, we recieved our orders within 3 or 4 days can't remember exactly.

Do you see that beautiful glowy finish? I love it, After I apply my foundation I just put a little bit on my cheekbones, nose, and cupid's bow. Make sure you don't use too much, a little goes a long way, you don't want to look greasy and oily!!
I just squeeze a tiny dot on my fingertip, and that is enough to highlight my face.

They say Lilac Petal is the official dupe for Benefit High Beam highlighter. I have never used it myself but I can tell you that the E.L.F. version is much cheaper!;)

This is what the packaging looks like.
When I first got it, the tube was much smaller that I expected it would be,
but as I mentioned a little goes a long way.

If you are planning to order more cosmetics from E.L.F. I really recommend you to give this product a try. =)

Have a beautiful day,
xxx Liza

NOTD: Eyeko Saucy Polish

Today's NOTD is Eyeko Saucy Polish, for naughty nails. I paid €4,50 for it. It's a more deeper red than the avarage bright red. This colour reminds me a bit of ketchup, that's probably why it's called Saucy Polish. It has a cream finish and applies really easy, the formula is quite thick so it's almost opaque in just one coat. I'm wearing 2 coats of Eyeko Saucy Polish over a basecoat.

Do you like bright red nails?

I absolutely do! Red is my favourite colour.

xoxo Kelly

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Side Fishtail Braid

Hii there,

It's OFFICIAL!!! Spring has arrived and I am so happy about that!!
It's a beautiful day today and I cant wait for warmer weather:).

The fishtail braid is a trend that I am sure you have seen before..
The top I am wearing is from H&M, if anyone is interested in a tutorial on this please comment and let me know!:)

Have a great day!

(sorry for the pose lol)

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

First impressions: Eyeko

A couple of weeks ago I ordered some stuff from Eyeko. A brand that was created in London in 2000. I heard good things about their nail polishes so I really wanted to give them a try. I also ordered some I other things I got curious about. I first want to try out all the the products before I review them but at least you know what you can expect to read about soon.

What I ordered:
- Vampira Polish
- Saucy Polish
- Tinted Cream
- Fat Balm Cherry

Almost every week Eyeko has an offer of the week. When you check out your order you have to type in a code and you will get a product for free. I got a free Coral Polish!

It was packaged very well in a little brown box marked ''FRAGILE'' and the polishes were packed in bubble wrap. Shipping to Europe was free (!) and pretty quick. I ordered my stuff on the 25th of February and the package arrived last monday.

You can order Eyeko at:

Have you tried any stuff from Eyeko yet?

xoxo Kelly

Monday, March 21, 2011

NOTD: E.L.F. Gum Pink

A couple of weeks ago some friends and I ordered some stuff from ELF. One of the items I got was a nail polish in Gum Pink. It's my first ELF nail polish. It costs 1 euro so I didn't expect much, I thought I wouldn't be very opaque but on the pictures I'm wearing only 2 coats over a basecoat. The little heart on my ring finger is a nail sticker.

Have you tried any ELF nail polishes? Do you like them? Any colours you recommend?

xoxo Kelly

Sunday, March 20, 2011

I'm in a video-clip! Check it out!

What most of you don’t know about me is that a volunteer for a project called ‘’Nationaal Jeugddebat’’. It’s a project for kids between 12 and 18 to learn more about politics in the Netherlands.
Every year we get together with some of the volunteers to make a video-clip and this year I am in it! We filmed it a couple of weeks ago in The Hague, unfortunately the weather wasn't great. Marcel, the boy with the Obama T-shirt wrote the lyrics and Thomas, the boy with the suspenders was the cameramen and did the montage work.

It looks pretty good for a bunch of amateurs don’t you think?
Do you like it?

xoxo Kelly

E.L.F Complexion Perfection

I recently recieved my E.L.F cosmetics I ordered from .
One of the products I am really suprised about and definitely want to share with you is the Complexion Perfection powder.
I wasn't expecting much about this powder (it was only €3,50 so..) but I actually really like it!

I like to apply it after I put on my foundation, as it works great as a setting powder. You're face will be oil-free for the rest of the day.
You can also use the specific colors on different problem areas; for example green to cover red spots etc.
It definitely does even out your skintone and gives you a more flawless looking face.

The only downside is that it can be a little drying, so make sure you first apply your daily moisturizer before putting on this product. I also think this would work even better for fair skinned girls. On me (NC35) sometimes it can look a little ashy when I apply too much.
PS. I l0ooveee the packaging!!

What are you're experiences with this product?
xxx' Liza

Friday, March 18, 2011

MAC Quite Cute, Spring 2011

“CUTE!” The most fanciful, fun and flattering compliment and young, modern trendsetter could ever want! Our version is the girliest kind of international glam possible, a style ride that combines postage-stamp-sized puppies with pixie swizzle-stick fashion and buttergly kisses for cute boys and even cuter shoes! Cupcake icing colors, vintage romance, an ATM card with Hello Kitty on it – and a way of life that says “yes!” to everything adorable!

Come on, get happy, with the multi-culti cutie, from Tokyo to Toronto to Paris with love! Pastel shades for Eye Quads, Lipstick, Plushglass, and Nail Lacquer…And due to popular demand, we’re completely cute-ifying three favourite Lip Pencil shades from last season that will join the fun and frolic. Flash! You’ll ♥ the Mineralize Blush with the sweet heart baked right into it. If it shines, shimmers and pops it’s completely, contagiously, cute!

Release date:
USA: April 7th, 2011
Nederland: Arpil, 2011

Lipstick ($14.50 €17,50)
Playing Koi Creamy white peach pink (Satin) (Limited Edition)
Saint Germain Pastel pink (Amplified) (Permanent)
Candy Yum-Yum Neon pink (Matte) (Limited Edition)
Quite Cute Bright white lavender (Cremesheen) (Limited Edition)
Play Time Intense violet (Cremesheen) (Limited Edition)

Plushglass ($18.50 €17,00)
Fashion Fanatic Creamy pale pink (Limited Edition)
Bubble Tea Creamy pale nude (Limited Edition)
Girl ♥ Boy Bright light blue pink (Limited Edition)
I ♥ U Creamy mid-tone purple (Limited Edition)

Lip Pencil ($13.00 €13,00)
In Synch Bright yellow pink (Limited Edition) (Repromote)
Naked Light neutral (Limited Edition) (Repromote)
Boldly Bare Mid-tone red brown (Limited Edition) (Repromote)

Cutie Eyeshadow Quad ($36.00 €38,00)
Moshi! Moshi! Pale white green gold (Frost) (Limited Edition)
Goody Goody Gum Drop Light white pink (Satin) (Limited Edition)
Boycrazy Pale lavender with silver pearl pigments (Lustre) (Limited Edition)
Azuki Bean Mid-tone violet (Frost) (Limited Edition)

Mineralize Blush ($23.00 €22,50)
Giggly Light pink with pearly plum heart (Frost) (Limited Edition)
Sakura Lavender with pearly deep magenta heart (Frost) (Limited Edition)
Miss Behave Light beige with pearly mint green heart (Frost) (Limited Edition)

Nail Lacquer ($14.00 €12,00)
Ice Cream Cake Creamy blue pink (Cream) (Limited Edition)
Little Girl Type Creamy pale lavender (Cream) (Limited Edition)
Mischievous Creamy pale blue mint (Cream) (Limited Edition)

False Lashes ($14.00 €11,00)
#7 Lash Spiky, slightly separated, high glam lash (Permanent)

Penultimate Eyeliner ($17.50 €18,50)
Rapidblack True black (Permanent)

Zoom Lash ($14.00 €16,00)
Zoomblack Rich black (Permanent)

Cute is definitely the word to describe this collection. If you like pastels, this is the perfect collection for you! I already own the In Synch lip pencil, it’s a perfect lovely pale pink. I’m not sure yet if I will buy something from this collection, and you?

xoxo Kelly

Monday, March 7, 2011

Ombre Hair: Do or Don't ?

Ok so girls I want you all to be honest!!! Lately I have been thinking about dying my hair like this:
Lily Aldrigde

Most likely all of you know this trend is called Ombre Hair.
Ombre Hair is accomplished by creating dark roots and the color is fading lighter towards the ends.
It looks like they were just too lazy to go for a touch-up, but no: they are doing this on purpose!
A lot of celebrities were spotted with this look. I personally think that Lily Aldrigde is the #1 when it comes to Ombre Hair. Here are few pictures of celebrities rocking this look:


This is me last summer, I just had my hair highlighted a few times.
You can see my natural haircolor at my roots. Right now the color of the highlights are almost faded away, you can still see them a little in the ends only. So I am thinking to make the grown-out highlights stand out a little bit more by making them 2 shades lighter then my own haircolor. (ombre hair right;)! )

What do you think? Should I just highlight my hair or go for the Ombre look!??
Please comment and let me know! xxxLiza

Sunday, March 6, 2011

It's my party and I can eat as much pie as I want to..

Hello lovely readers,
Today it's my 19th birthday!
I wanted to show you all the beautiful pie I made, it's almost too pretty to eat right?

xoxo Kelly

Friday, March 4, 2011

Review: GOSH Effect Powder, 08 Aquatic

Aquatic is a gorgeous blue-green-teal pigment, yes I want to say it looks like the sea, that’s probably why they called this one Aquatic. Even when used dry is has amazing colour pay-off, but because it’s a pigment and it can get messy and cause a lot of fall-out when used dry I recommend using this product wet. I'm not sure if this colour is still available because it's not one the GOSH site anymore.

Swatch GOSH Effect Powder, dry/wet

The products comes in a glass jar with a screw top black cap. It looks very sophisticated. When you screw the cap off, you’ll find a lid you have to open to get to a sifter so you can totally take this one with you when you go travelling because it won’t spill. If you don’t like sifters you can quite easily take this one out.

This jar costs €7,49 but this brand is often on sale. The jars aren’t that big so it doesn’t feel like a waste of money when you know you won’t use it all. Also because it’s a pigment you can use it for other things than just your eyes.

+ Al lot of colours available (neutrals and bright colours)
+ Good colour pay-off
+ Often on Sale
+ You don’t need a lot
+ Multi-purpose product
+ Good pigmentation
- Can be messy when used dry
- All lot of fall-out when used dry

Doesn’t this colour just scream summer? Are you looking forward to summer and wearing bright colours again, or do you just wear bright colours anyway?

xoxo Kelly

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Clarins Pore Minimizing Serum

Hi girls,

Unfortunally I ran out of my EL advanced night repair serum!!!!:( I loved it soooooo much ... but it's on the expensive side (€62,00). I'm definitely going to buy the serum again when I go to Greece this summer and I can buy it duty free at the airport haha;). So meanwhile I decided to try another, more affordable serum.
I chose the Clarins Pore Minimizing Serum, which costs €29,50.
I will do a review on this product in about 2 weeks. I first want to try it out for a while before I can write a good review about it :).

Does anyone of you own this product?
This is my first Clarins product, so please let me know if you have any experiences with this product or brand!

Hot or not? Crackle nail polish

OPI, China Glaze, Barry M, Essence, and probably many more brands have a crackle nail polish in their collection. A nail polish that somehow shatters apart and makes your nails look like your polish cracked.

Do you like it or not? Why? Do you own a crackle polish? If so, from which brand?

I like it, it gives a cool effect to your nails and it’s a style which I actually think looks good on my short nails. I bought the Barry M Instant Nails Effects when I was in London and I’ll do a NOTD and review soon.

xoxo Kelly