Archive for August 2011

EOTD: Sleeky Green

I made this EOTD with 3 different Sleek palettes.

 I don't remember exactly which colour I used where, because I did this one right before work. But I'' tell you which palettes I used and which colours. :)

I used the palettes, Original, Safari and Bad Girl.

I used 3 shimmery greens from the Safai palette, and I think the gold colouir came from this palette aswell.

I used the 2 greens on the right side from the Original Palette on the middle of the eye and the outer corner.

For the outer V, I used darker greens from the Bad Girl palette.

Above the lashes, I used a green gelliner by Essence and below the eye a liquid eyeliner from and LE collection by Catrice. Which looks much greener in real life btw.

With some Soft n Shine: Mocha on my lips and some Essence Psuchedelic blush(LE) on my cheeks:

Really Small Ici Paris XL Haul

Since I got a discount voucher for my birthday from the Ici Paris XL, I decided to there and buy my new favourite eyecream by clinique. I've used it a while, because I'd gotten a tester before at the Ici Paris.

But, when I walked in the store, there was this display of perfumes that were all with a 50% discount. SInce we both looooooove perfumes, we decided to check them out. And what caught my eye?

 This is a Limited Edition Eau de Toilette version from one ofnmy favourite perfumes:  Delces de Cartier.

I normally have the perfume version which has a red bottlecap, but this was the eau de toilette. Even though they're (as far as I know) supposed to smell the same, I still think they smell a bit different, the same with the Eau de fruitee. I'm normally a perfume kind of girl, because I like thise better. But perfumes are expensive and an eau de toilette version could come in handy.

So I tried the scent, liked it, and then asked myself what the limited edition part was. Well....there actually was a gorgous solid perfume version of the scent inside!

And this was all with a 50% discount! So I decided to buy this, instead of the eyecream. After I told the saleswoman about this, she was really sweet and made me a sample pot of the eyecream. So now I can wait a while before I have to buy it. Beacuse I certainly will :)

I love the bottle, but I already own a similar one...the solid perfume though, isn't it exquisite? It slides open, to reveal a round pan of solid perfume. I was going to use it for my bag, but I'm scared it might flip open and get dirty. So for now, untill I decided to put it in a pocket of my bag, it's having a special place on my makeuptable :)

In the end, with the discount voucher and the 50% discount, it was just a bit above 20 euros, which is a bargain!

REVIEW: Vapour Organic Beauty Atmosphere Soft Focus Foundation

Goal: To find a truly natural Liquid Foundation that has good coverage and wears well!
Brand: Vapour Organic Beauty
Product: Atmosphere Soft Focus Foundation
Description: Vapour raises the bar for revolutionary performance and purity with Atmosphere Soft Focus Foundation. Effortlessly achieve the look of radiant, healthy skin and a more even complexion. The Soft Focus line is designed to balance all skin types, including combination and oily skin. Soft Focus leaves a smooth base for color makeup application while achieving a natural soft satin finish.
With Vapour’s Light Reflective Technology the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles and pores are diminished. Skin becomes instantly smoother, softer and more even. Made with 70% Certified Organic ingredients and 30% natural mineral pigments & vitamins. Nourishes with Organic Pumpkin and Papaya complex and brightens skin with Organic Camellia. Infused with Vapour’s face specific infusion of anti-inflammatory Frankincense, antioxidant Tulsi and moisturizing and calming Lotus flowers. 100% Natural, Chemical Free, Cruelty Free, Gluten Free, Made with Wind Power, Biodegradable ingredients, Inner & Outer Packaging Recyclable, No Nano Particles, No Irradiation. All the performance of a professional luxury foundation with none of the chemicals!
Ingredients: Organic/Bio Camellia Oleifera (Camellia) Seed Oil, Organic/Bio Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Oil, Organic/Bio Lecithin, Organic/Bio Cera Alba (Beeswax), Silica, Essential Oils and Natural Fruit Essences, Tocopherol (Natural Vitamin E), Boswellia Carteri (Frankincense)*, Organic/Bio Ocimum Sanctum (Tulsi/Holy Basil), Organic/Bio Nelumbo Nucifera (Lotus Flowers) [+/—: Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Iron Oxides (CI 77491, 77492, 77499), Mica (CI 77019)]
*Wildcrafted . Contains 70% Certified Organic Ingredients & 30% Minerals and Vitamins.

  • Price: $48.00

  • Size: 1.14 oz

  • Texture: A thick, creamy serum.

  • Scent: Pleasant citrus-y scent.

  • Visual Attractiveness: Like the simplicity of the packaging.

  • How Much I Needed: About 1-2 pumps for entire face.

  • How Long I've Used It: Off and on for the past 6 months.

  • Where to Find:

  • Sample Sizes: YEP! You can find them here!

  • Acquired: Sent to me to be reviewed with my honest opinion.

  • Customer Service: Originally, they were out of stock in my shade (s120) for several months. They told me I could choose between s115 and s125 until it came in, so I choose s125 (which was a tad too dark for me). It took many emails for me to finally get the s120 (which was a little frustrating), but it was worth the wait, and I'm really happy that I finally have it!  

  • Loved: How it makes my skin GLOW, feels like air and has amazing coverage!

  • Hated: How pricey it is... OUCH! That I can't find it in a store near me and how long it took them to send me the correct shade. 

  • The GG's Final Thoughts: My FAVE Concealer is also from Vapour, so of course I was totally intrigued to try their other products. Initially, I was really on the fence about this foundation... not because it didn't have amazing coverage (which is usually the case with truly natural foundations), but that fact that I needed to learn to embrace glow-y looking skin. I know that sounds weird, but I've always been more of a matte person when it comes to everything but my eye shadow and lipstick. At first I was afraid it was a little greasy and heavy since it has an odd texture for a foundation... sort of like a serum. It was just something different to get used to though, and once I gave it a chance- I realized the my new love affair! This foundation makes my skin look amazing... even with occasional breakouts! I can't believe how many compliments I've gotten on the health of my complexion... nobody believes that I'm even wearing any makeup! It blends really easily leaving your skin feeling soft and incredibly silky once it sets... (the key is to let it set for a minute) almost like it's melting into your skin. It keeps my skin hydrated (which is unusual for most natural brands), wears well, evens out my skin tone, and feels like I'm not wearing anything at all. I really wish Vapour made a pressed powder foundation to set it though. Are you listening Vapour???  Since they don't... I use this one. I'm also a firm believer in switching shades of foundation with the seasons... I don't wear the same shade all year around. I use one for summer and one for winter- buying a lighter or darker shade, depending on season... and mixing the two during spring and fall (*please note that I only mix different shades of the same brand as not to create a chemical cocktail). I've been alternating between the s120 and s125 and honestly feel that a mix between the two is probably my true match. If I had to choose one that it would be closer to... it would be the s120. Thanks for making such a flawless foundation Vapour! I would definitely purchase this again! xo:) 

Warning: The Dangers of Perfume and Cologne at Your Interview

dangers of perfume

Many job search sites will warn you about the importance of good presentation. It is vital that you wear appropriate clothes and maintain an attractive appearance so that your first impression with your interviewers is the best it can be. However, there are warnings that come with making a good presentation as well. The best known issue is that of fragrances.

Scents are one of the primary causes of a good or bad first impression. If you smell bad, the employer is going to immediately think poorly of your appearance, presentation, and even your ability to do the job. Smell good and you appear to be a clean individual that takes care of yourself. Clearly there is a good reason to care about how to smell, since your scent can make a tremendous difference in how you appear to others.

In order to smell decent, many men and women put on massive amounts of perfumes, aftershave, and colognes before their job interview. Logically this makes a lot of sense. If you put on great scents, chances are you will smell great and make a great olfactory first impression.

Here is where the risk comes into play. Many adults, especially women, are massively allergic to the strong smells that come from these perfumes and colognes. So much so that they may not be able to be in the same room with you, let alone shake your hand. When you go to the interview, you risk running into someone that is allergic to these smells and ultimately harming your interview.

There are a variety of tools you can use to still smell your best during the interview without risking these allergies. The first is to use unscented soap and rely on your natural odor to help you out during the interview. Another is to look for hypoallergenic fragrances. You can also put just a light amount of these sprays on a single part of your body. Then, if your interviewer mentions an allergy, simply tell them you can easily wash it off and go clean that spot in the bathroom.

This is not to say that you should avoid perfumes and colognes before your interview. The chance that you will run into someone that is allergic is not too high. However, before you go to any job interview you want to do whatever it takes to maximize your chances of landing the job, so just be aware that if you decide to splash on a large amount of perfume or cologne, you may run into someone that cannot handle your presence.


Halloween Party at Auryn Beauty

There isn't a better holiday than Halloween to use as much makeup as you want. To get creative, to use colours you'd never dare to wear to work, or just to finally be able to use those weird colours and lashes you adore and have people appreciate them. And ofcoure, we get to dress up! *claps hands and jumps around* I love dressing up :)

This year, we are going to celebrate Halloween early at Auryn, on october 9th.

You can check out the (Dutch) information of the event at Facebook  or check Enchanting Beauty for the details.

If you come in costume, you'll get a 15% discount! Also, the best costume will get a 25 euros giftcard.! There will be special Halloween food, and I'm proud to announce that MY hubs, will do tarot reading for anyone who wants one. People tend to pay him to do those for them, so grab you chance to get one for free! ;)

So we both definately will be there. I just don't know what to wear though, because my costumes aren't easy to wear indoors(wings and tails and such). I've considered going as Morticia, because Ive never done so, but I'm also thinking it might be a bit too simple and been-there-done-that. I'm usually not the one to go for the easy solution...

There's also another DARE, which is on location this time!. Check out the flyer below for details....and a very familiar looking picture ;)

You are all welcome to join the fun between 13:00 and 18:00 at October 9th, and ofcourse: spread the word!

EOTD: Birthday Girl gets a Paperdoll

This is a very simple EOTD, that I did before I went to work.

 I only used Birthday Girl and Paperdoll by Sugarpill. With these I really want a different base, because you can see that they become matte when blended and the shimmer is almost entirely gone. Boo!

I definately need a better base that sticks the glitter to my eyes.

I used Essence Gelliner: Berlin Rocks above my lashes and below my eyes I applied some Gosh eyeliner Purple Stain.

I love how these colours make my own eyecolour pop!.

 With some Evil Shades: Bane on my lips, and some Catrice Wild Rose blush on my cheeks.

Birthday Giveaway with Sugarpill, Sleek, etc!

Today it's my 30th birthday, and that should be celebrated...or so I've been told ;)

I've put together some products that I really like and/or use a lot myself. I'm hoping you all like it :)

Let's take a closer look at all the goodies:

The Sleek Monaco palette, because every girl needs a bit of colour in her life, and Sleek is my favourite pressed eyeshadow!

Sugarpill Loose Powders Goldilux and Weekender, my favourite loose powders and two of my favourite colours among them.

Goldilux is THE best gold out there, I even named our kitty after it, and Weekender is the most gorgeous purple/lilac out there. It has an amazing multisparkle which I cant catch on cam.

 Gosh Soft n Shine lipstick, Angel. These are my favourite lipproducts and I'm seriously pissed and sad that Gosh kicked them out jf the collection. This is a soft lipbalm with a sweet pink tint, that even has an SPF. What more do you need?

 Sorry for the bad picture, I don't know why it did that, multiple times.

Claires nailpolish wihth gorgeus reed sparkles(reminds me a bit of Ruby Slippers) and Essence: Where's the Part? a gorgeous duochrome that shift from purple to green. Just because I'm a sucker for red, green and purple, and I adore glitter and duochrome.

NYX Mosaic Powder: Love, a gorgous powder is all kinds of peach/orange tones. I love NYX and I adore peachtoned blushes, so this fits perfect in the giveaway.

3 dfferent kinds of false lashes. These can really make an eyelook pop! First one is from the Action and has it's own glue added in the box. The two other ones are from boxes from my own stash, bith new as you can see from the extended lashlines. You can use these to help them curve the right shape before you cut them off and put the lashes on.

I've never had a lipschmacker before, but these made me laugh so hard, I just HAD to add one to the giveaway.

A sample from a Skin 79 BBcream. I got this with the BBcream I bought for myself, and since that one is perfect for me, I'd like to give this to someone who hasn't found a right one or has never used one before.

I love this design. Unfortunately, this doesn't work on my nails, but maybe it does on yours?

One of my favourite pendants! I purchased this one at Castlefest, especially for the giveaway! It always reminds me a bit of Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, hahah.

And last but not least, you can pick one of the flowers above and I will make a hairflower for you in that colour  :)

What do you have to do?

Make sure you do the following and post it all in ONE comment:

-You MUST be a follower with Google Friend Account.(1 entry)

-Follow me with Bloglovin and 'like' this post (1 extra entry)

-Tweet about this giveaway (1 extra entry)

- Blog about this giveaway (1 extra entry)

-Comment about the blog with something you miss, would like to see changed, etc. Make it something usefull otherwise it won't count! (1 entry)

So you can get a total of 5 entries!

This giveaway is open internationally and will end at september 28th, exactly a month from now.

All products are bought by me, except the 2 sugarpill loose powders who were kindly given by Linda from Enchantra.

Don't forget to enter the other giveaway!

Born Pretty Store Facebook Giveaway

Taken from the Born Pretty Store website:

Facebook Free Giveaway - Cute Hello Kitty Nail Sticker! 

Hi everyone, we will offer free giveaway on facebook at 2:00pm GMT on August 26 , if you want to get this free giveaway, please read the below text: 

1. The simple rule is, you should like us on Facebook @ BornPrettyStore2010 at first, and post “ enter me ” below this post

2. We will offer 1000pcs Hello Kitty Nail Sticker, the coupon will be announced at 2:00pm GMT on August 26, you can use the coupon to order this free giveaway then. 

3. Only
the first 1000 people who use the coupon successfully can get this free
giveaway, so, if you want to get it successfully and smoothly, you can
post “enter me” below the post now, and Register on our website now, avoid too many people visit our website cause the server crashes while you using the coupon on our website.

4. If more than 1000 replies below this post before
2:00pm GMT, we will offer another 1000pcs, that means if we can find
1001 "enter me " there before that time, we will offer 2000pcs giveaway.
And if more than 2000 replies, we will offer 3000pcs giveaway.

If we get more than 15,000 likes before 2:00pm GMT, we will offer 2000pcs giveaway too.

NOTD: Hello Kitty Nails

For some reason, I'm always in a hurry when I do my nails. I have to go to work in a few, or I'm just doing them right before I go to bed. Whatever the cause, it makes me o for the more simpler nails. So last week, I decided to finally do some real nail art again.

I took a Konad imageplate, an imageplate by Born Pretty Store with Hello Kitty on it, and some nail art stripers by Essence, and created this:

I used Rimmel's Black Out as a base, which is a nice glossy black, that needs only one thick coat and dries pretty quickly.

 Then I stamped the circle pattern on some nails with silver konad special polish, and on the other nails a Hello Kitty image.

To give it something extra, I used a silver striper to apply some diagonal stripes on the Hello Kitty stamped nails.

I liked the result, even though the circles weren't stamped that well. I got a lot of compliments on this mani :)

Moving on with Blogging

Hubs had his last day off yesterday, so life goes on as before. I will go on with blogging as before, but I'm thinking about doing it 5 days instead of 6.

I'll be pretty busy at work, since collegues will be having days off, so I won't have as much free time as I usual do. I want to keep blogging fun, instead of something that is obligated, so 5 blogs a week, might be better for me.

What you can expect in the next few blogs: castlefest makeup, haul en costume pics. fashion buys, auryn buys, eotds, notds, birthday giveaway, etc

If you think 5 days instead of 6 is a bad idea, let me know. Or if you have any other ideas ot criticism, let me know aswell :)

REVIEW: Yarok FEED YOUR HOLD Style Sustaining Hair Spray

Goal: To find a truly natural hair spray that works!
Brand: Yarok
Product: FEED YOUR HOLD Style Sustaining Hair Spray - Medium Hold.
Description: Ever wonder what the best way is to sustain your style without weighing down your hair? Or weighing on the planet?
Finally, there’s a way with this all natural, non-aerosol, non-sticky hair spray free of alcohol, parabens, sulfates and cruelty. Now you can sustain your style and the earth's atmosphere at the same time with medium-weight control.
(i.e. just enough to keep your style going all day long without gunking up your hair or punching a hole in the ozone.)
Ingredients: Structured Vitamin Water Concentrate, Organic Non-GMO Corn Extract, Vegetable Glyceron (water soluble and hypoallergenic, helps heal and nourish stressed hair, locks moisture in), Plant Sourced Kosher Vegan Xanthan Gum/Potassium Sorbate (all natural preservative), Natural Plant Sourced Vitamin A (antioxidant that aids in the making of healthy sebum in the scalp), Vitamin C (maintains hair health), Vitamin E (deeply nourishes the scalp), Organic Essential Oils of Rosemary (nourishes the scalp, promotes hair growth, strengthens hair) and Litsea Cubeba (tones the scalp and adds pleasant scent.) 

  • Price: $17.00 or $22.00

  • Size: 4 oz or 8 oz

  • Texture: Liquid / Spray

  • Scent: Fresh... like Lemon Italian Ice!

  • Visual Attractiveness: Love the clean labeling look!

  • How Much I Needed: Just a spritz or two.

  • How Long I've Used It: About 6 months.

  • Where to Find:

  • Sample Sizes: YES! The 4 oz size!

  • Acquired: Sent to me to be reviewed with my honest opinion.

  • Customer Service: Awesome! Super fast shipping, everyone I've dealt with at this company has been amazing and answered any questions I had!

  • Loved: That this keeps my hair in check without being hard, the lemon-y scent and how clean the ingredients are!

  • Hated: That it didn't give me quite as much volume as the conventional, crunchy hair laquer I was used to... can't hold that against the brand though... I don't think it's possible for completely natural ingredients to compete with the copolymers found in conventional brands.

  • The GG's Final Thoughts: In Jersey, we live by the mantra "the higher the hair, the closer to God"... so you can imagine how drastic giving up conventional hair spray has been for me. So much... that's it's taken me over a year to write my first hair spray review. It is by far- one of the most difficult product transitions! While I've come to terms with the fact that there will NEVER be a natural alternative to Aqua Net (Nana's FAVE)... truth be told that I still have a red hot can of Alberto VO5 Extreme Style Max Hold Hair Spray stashed... just in case. Separation anxiety for a Jersey Girl and her aerosol? Perhaps. Don't judge, don't ask me why- haven't used that sh*t in about a year or so. Most likely due to my horrific experience with many of the natural brands I've tried. They all had at least one (if not more) of the following characteristics...were super sticky, never dried, flaked, left a white film on my dark hair, smelled like a health food store or didn't hold anything at all. Ugh! After all the hair nightmares... I finally found Yarok (Thank God, Lol!) I'm REALLY happy to tell you that this product does in fact hold... just a little differently than what I'm used to- and that's not necessarily a bad thing. I actually LOVE that this isn't sticky! It gently holds my hair in place without all the coating or crispiness, keeps my frizzies at bay and my Snookie-Poof in check (which I was rockin' waaaay before she was famous, Lol)! Oh, and FYI- the smell is totally intoxicating! I've used FEED YOUR HOLD on both wet and dry hair. Either way it helps my hair feel soft and shiny instead of dry & dull. I have to admit that aside from this, I've made a lot of crazy changes in terms of hair care in the past year that I never thought I would be able to make. I was married to my hair products just as much as I was to my MAC. I now wash my hair before bed- letting it air dry overnight in order to cut back on the electromagnetic radiation from my blow dryer (for the most part)... and have made the switch to ALL completely natural hair products (minus Hair Color). I've found that my curly, frizzy hair has calmed down, looks healthier, feels better and has become much more manageable... in turn allowing me to use way less product. That in itself is a miracle! Bottom line: I would definitely purchase this again! Guess it's safe to say that I'm finally getting a grip on the whole natural hair spray thing... it's just a softer, silkier one... Lol. Thanks to Yarok! xo

REVIEW: Yarok FEED YOUR ROOTS Volume Enhancer Hair Styling Mousse

Goal: To find a natural hair styling / volumizing mousse.
Brand: Yarok
Product: Feed Your Roots, Volume Enhancer Hair Styling Mousse
Description: Now there’s a way to transform thin, limp, damaged or lifeless hair into voluminous, healthy hair. Feed it what it needs, wants and craves at the roots, and watch it flourish and lead a much fuller life. Raise your hair to new heights with Yarok Feed Your Roots while you lower your carbon footprint with this 100% vegan, cruelty free. all-natural eco-luscious mousse for all hair types.
Ingredients: Nourishing Vitamin Water, Certified Organic Aloe Vera (ultra healing, vitamin and nutrient packed), Organic Non-GMO Corn Extract, Vegetable Glycerin ( heals and seals in moisture), Organic Herbal Extracts of Black Currant (high concentration of gamma-linolenic acid, an essential fatty acid important for Maintaining elasticity of the scalp), Beet Root (strengthens hair), Kham Thai (UV protection) Blueberry (aids in cell rejuvenation),Vitamin A, Natural Plant-Sourced Vitamins B1, B2, B3 and C, Organic Shea Butter (deep hydration), Organic Oils of Avocado (increases natural collagen, high in vitamin E), Olive (heals damaged hair, tames frizzy, dry or tangled hair), Coconut, (high in vitamin E, helps with styling), Palm (deep conditioner), Jojoba (makes hair silky, helps prevent hair loss), Vegetable Castor Oil (helps repair hair and stimulate healthy growth), Grapeseed (helps prevent hair loss), Apricot (conditions, softens hair), Evening Primrose (moisturizes hair and scalp, high in essential fatty acids, helps prevent hair loss), Organic African Black Soap (deep conditioner), Wheat Protein (improves body and shine), extracts of Organic Peppermint (helps relieve dandruff, soothes and cools scalp), Wildcrafted Yucca (helps prevent hair loss/dandruff), Wildcrafted Horsetail (packed with fatty acids that help prevent hair loss), Organic Nettle (helps control oiliness), Organic Melissa (helps to clean hair and adds aromatherapy scent), Plant-Sourced Kosher Vegan Xanthan Gum/Potassium Sorbate (all-natural preservative), Vitamin E (deeply nourishes the scalp) Organic Essential Oils of Rosemary (nourishes the scalp, promotes hair growth, strengthens hair) and Litsea Cubeba (tones the scalp, adds pleasant scent.)
  • Price: $13.00 or  $22.00
  • Size: 2 oz or 8 oz
  • Texture: Foam
  • Scent: Fresh... like Lemon Italian Ice!  
  • Visual Attractiveness: Love the clean labeling look!
  • How Much I Needed: About 5-6 pumps.
  • How Long I've Used It: Off and on for about 6 months- when I wear my hair curly.
  • Where to Find:
  • Sample Sizes: YES! The 2 oz size!
  • Acquired: Sent to me to be reviewed with my honest opinion.
  • Customer Service: Awesome! Super fast shipping, everyone I've dealt with at this company has been amazing and answered any questions I had! 
  • Loved: The clean, modern labeling, the scent, how clean the ingredients are!
  • Hated: That it didn't give me quite as much volume as the conventional, crunchy mousse I was used to... but I can't hold that against the brand though... I don't think it's possible for completely natural ingredients to compete with the plastics found in conventional brands.  
  • The GG's Final Thoughts: This is the best totally natural Mousse I've found yet! We all know how much us Jersey Girls LOVE to scrunch our hair... and I'm happy to let you know that it's still possible with this product! Yay! Most of the other natural brands I've tried have been way too sticky, smelled awful, made my hair look dry and dull or have done nothing for my hair at all. What I love most about this besides the really bright, fresh fruity scent- is that it lightly defines the curls... leaving my hair softer than what I'm used to with a styling product. When I want to scrunch it I can... and when I want more controlled curls- I can use it with my curling iron too. I just wish it had slightly more definition, so I use it with a dab of this. To scrunch, I apply the FEED YOUR VOLUME Mousse to damp hair and blow dry (which gives me nice, full curls) For natural wavy curls- I air dry. When I want flippy, voluptuous curls, I use it on dry hair with my curling iron. Hey, if it's good enough for Melania Trump... it's good enough for moi! Wink, wink. ;) Thanks Yarok! xo

Choosing the Perfect Perfume for Your Wedding Day

bride perfume

It’s finally here – your wedding day. You’ve waited for this day since you were a little girl, playing dress-up and trailing pillow cases, bed sheets, and tablecloths off the back of your head and your mother’s perfume dabbed behind your ears. You imagined the groom would be that little Johnny Johnson next door and never gave a thought to any life beyond your wedding day.

You’re no little girl anymore and Johnny Johnson moved away a long time ago. This time, the wedding is real. You’ve planned every detail: the music, the flowers, the dresses, and the cake. You’ve sent invitations and chosen your bridesmaids. You are getting ready for the most important day of your life. Your maid of honor walks in the room, and… you nearly gag! Her perfume is so strong that you just know it will override the flowers in the church. You honestly don’t know if you will be able to stand next to her during the ceremony. Your perfect day is ruined!

Don’t let this happen to you! So many things need to be done for a wedding and so many accessories to consider, that it’s easy to overlook the perfume. Of course, you aren’t used to deciding what perfume your friends and family should wear, but on your wedding day, it’s so important that fragrances don’t conflict or overpower the room. You need to decide on a single perfume for your bridesmaids and yourself so there is no chance that two scents will clash. So how do you choose the perfect fragrance for your wedding day?

wedding perfume

The scent of a perfume subtly changes with every woman who wears it. It also changes over time. A perfume’s fragrance has three layers, called notes. The top note is the one you smell when you put on your perfume. This fades quickly and melds into the middle note. The middle note lasts for an hour or so before it too fades. Finally, the bottom note comes floating up – this is the scent that lasts for the rest of the day.

When you are choosing perfume for your wedding, pay close attention to the middle notes and the bottom notes. You will probably want to apply your perfume just before you walk down the aisle, so the middle note will be most prominent throughout the ceremony. However, during the reception and the party the bottom note will be the one that everyone notices.

It’s a good idea to have all the bridesmaids try the perfume out before the wedding day, just to make sure no one has any sensitivity to the perfume and so you know that the middle note and bottom note on each woman blends in harmony with the others.

Perfumes are also categorized by families. These are the general quality of the scents, like fruity or floral. Many women like a soft floral fragrance on their wedding day for the romantic feel, but you may prefer something else. It’s your day, so choose your favorite.

Just stick with something light so no one winds up with a headache. The perfume from your wedding day will always have a special meaning for you and your husband, so take some time to choose one that fits your special day perfectly.

perfect wedding perfume


First Birthday Giveaway!

I decided to do a little extra giveaway for my birthday, because you only become 30 once!

30? Yes!, the big 3.0. :)

The 'big giveaway' will be on my bday the 28th, but this one will be leading up to it. Be sure to check out my blog then though, because it will be awesome ;)

This time, I decided to make it a more personal giveaway, so it'll be all about products and colours I love.

This first giveaway will include:

A peacockfeather ring and a peacockfeather necklace.

The ring is not adjustable and not that big, but you can do as I did, and cut it at the bottom to turn it into an adjustable one if it doesn't fit. The necklace has a pretty long chain.

And some samples that I made from products in my own stash:

These are some beautifull colours, which you can use to create a peacock look to go with the jewelry.

Sugarpill Darling, MAC Blue Brown. MAC Green Brown, Sugarpill Absinthe, Sugarpill Hysteric, Sugarpill Goldilux.

What do you have to do to win?

Send me a birthdaymessage, but be original! So it can be something you send by email or normal mail. (NOT just a comment!) You can find both on the right in the sidebar. Be creative, and put a smile on my face!

My birthday is on the 28th, which is a week from now. To make sure everything will arrive in time, this giveaway will last untill the end of August.

It is open internationally, because you can use an email aswell to participate.

I'd love fo you to tweet about this giveaway, but it will not give you an extra entry. Just my appreciation :)

I love receiving mail, especially on my birthday, so I'm excited to see what you will send!

Blogging / Vacation

Since my hubs is having his vacation right now, I tend to spend my free time with him. I don't have vacationtime, but I do have some free days between my workingdays. I really want to spend them with my hubs to do fun stuff and ofcourse relax some.

This means that I have a bit less time to spend online to blog. (And since I don't use internet on my phone bceause I'm oldfashioned, I nalready am not as much online as most bloggers. :P ) I don't intend to quit during his whole vacation, but I'll be blogging a bit less. Don't worry though, it's not like he has weeks to go or anything, a part has already passed. But since hubs only has a vacation once a year, I really want to have some more free time on my hands.

Not only that, my bloodpressure has been behaving badly lately, and it's giving me headaches and not enough sleep. I really need it to get lower, otherwise I'll have to visit my doc again. So some relaxingtime for me, is probably good anyway.

That being said, I'm still putting things together for the giveaway for my 30th birthday on the 28th.

I hope you'll still visit me ;)  when I post blogs (bloglovin is great to see when Ive posted stuff), and I'll probably be back bloggin daily soon enough.

Take care!

NOTD: Etos Longlasting nailpolish

This is polish number 22. It caught my eye, when I was at Etos. I love greens, and this was one that I didn't really have yet.

 It's a nice and bright green with lots of gold in it. If you look closely at the bottle, you'll see the gold in the polish clearly.

 It applies smoothly, though a bit stripey. Is pretty longlasting aswell.

I can't remember how much it cost, but it can;t be much more than 3 euros orso. It's a great colour to add to a green collection :)

REVIEW: Bubble & Bee Organic Design-A-Spray- Body Spray, Room Spray & Deodorant Spray

Goal: To find a girly natural or organic Body Spray / Deodorant Spray.
Brand: Bubble & Bee Organic
Product: Design-A-Spray.
Description: Deodorant spray, room spray, body spray or air freshener. Create your own custom blends with your favorite fragrances.
Ingredients: Quadruple-distilled grain spirits (water, ethanol), organic and natural essential oils, organic and natural extracts, and additives of your choice. 

  • Price: $11.85

  • Size: 3 oz.

  • Texture: Clear, Liquid / Spray.

  • Scent: For me... fruity & girly (but any scent you want because it's made especially for you)!

  • Visual Attractiveness: Blah! :( LOVE the packaging on all their other products though! Stevie B needs to hook this product up!

  • How Much I Needed: Just a few spritzes.

  • How Long I've Used It: For about a year.

  • Where to Find: Bubble & Bee Organic

  • Sample Sizes: No, but they should!

  • Acquired: Purchased with my own $. 

  • Customer Service: They have THE best Customer Service! Stephanie is sooooo helpful!

  • Loved: That it's custom & I can make my own scent!

  • Hated: That there's no professional (adorable) labeling like the rest of their products... I love that "Bubble" Bee!

  • The GG's Final Thoughts: I have Raspberry-Coconut-Vanilla Design-A-Spray and I absolutely LOVE it! For the longest time I've been dying to figure out a way to help rub in my Geranium Lime 'Pit Putty Deodorant... but it always stung when I sprayed this directly on my under arms after shaving! Yowch! After TONS of trial, error & arm-pits of fire, I recently discovered (don't ask me how) that if 1. I apply my 'Pit Putty Deodorant directly to my underarms, 2. spray this on my hands FIRST (not under my arms directly) quickly rubbing it around and "airing" them for few seconds prior to applying- that it doesn't sting one bit and still rubs in the 'Pit Putty! YAY ! Finally! So that's my new FAVE way to use it. What's also FAB is that I can now use this as a deodorant alone if I wanted to... especially when I'm in a hurry. Sprays are just so much easier sometimes, you know? This is the first truly natural Body Spray I've found and tried so far. It's a LOVE! The scent stays on for awhile, but as with most natural scents... it doesn't last all day. I expected that though. I have to admit that I haven't used it as a Room Spray yet and don't think I have any future plans to... it's a tad expensive for that, but it's nice to know that I can if I wanted to. Gotta love things that have multiple uses! All in all, this is just my kind of product... where my options are endless AND safe! Lol. Thanks Bubble & Bee! xo :)

EOTD: Bad girl Blue with Magpie eyeliner

For this look, I used the Sleek Bad Girl palette en Sugarpill's Magpie.

 On the inner eyecorner and towards the middle I aplied some Blade, which is a lovely metallic silver colour.

Next to it, I applied Obnoxious, which looks much brighter on your eyes than in the palette.

 I also applied the Obnoxious above/in the crease and blended it with Innocence and Gullible which I used for highlighters below the brow. Then I applied Abyss into the outer V.

Above my eyes, I applied Gosh extreme art eyeliner no 10, a bright blue. On top of it I dabbed some Magpie by Sugarpill for that extra sparkly effect. Below the eye I used Gosh velvet touch eyeliner Blue Moon, which is a lighter blue and applied soem more Magpie on top of it.

I really liked the effect of Magpie on top of the eyeliner, I'll probably try this out with other loose powders by Sugarpill aswell.

I also made a boo boo with this EOTD, which you can't really tell from the pics. BUt I totally forgot to use a base!