30 aug. 2015

Face of 22/08/15: Hearts in Ice.

The 21st was my dear momma's birthday so I figured it would be a great occasion to get my party groove on and get freaky with my eyeliner. Remember these eyeshadows? Hearts in Ice is such a gorgeous dark blue with a pink/copper/purple sheen and I was dying to see how this would be as an eyeliner and I bet you did as well (right? RIGHT?). Well wonder no more, because here it is! And it is gorgeous. Exclamationmark. Look at that shine though!

A super simple look paired with a dark lip because... that's my jam.

28 aug. 2015

One Of The Best (Also Natural!) Deodorants. Ever.

I used to be one of those folks that claimed that natural deodorant would never work for me. I've tried the Lush ones, but that wasn't really a success. And since those got really good reviews online, I figured that other natural versions wouldn't work either. Boy, was I wrong!

20 aug. 2015

Essence - 01 Hola, guapa.

Hi there lovely readers. It's me, Floortje. Maybe you don't really remember me. But I'm back! Sorta. Currently, there's a massive event happening in Amsterdam, called 'Sail', which is basically a huge boat-parade through the Amsterdam water. Loads of people, loads of trash... and who was hired to pick that up? Me! But I'm fine with it, I'm making some serious flappers with it (let's just pretend that that is a saying). But I'm pretty busy with it, so there's that.

I didn't do a lot of nail polishing these summer weeks, funny enough. But I got to snatch a polish of the Essence ¡Arriba! LE. The others weren't all that exciting, but I heard this puppy was 1. matt and 2. opaque after 2 coats. The puppy's name was Hola, guapa.

Did it deliver? Meh, somewhat. Opacity is good (3 coats is best though) and the matte finish is actually pretty streaky, as you can see in the pictures. The positive side is that it is really matte (not satin for once) and without a topcoat is lasted really well, about 4 days without chipping. Also, the streakiness is not very visible in diffused light.

Overall, pleased, but not 'run don't walk to the store' pleased. If I remembered correctly, these were €1,89, which is a very good price.

12 aug. 2015

The Chequered Lily Apothecary: Eyeshadow Review.

Grass is green, blueberries are blue, the weather in the Netherlands has been shite and I discovered a new Etsy shop. What else is new. Well, I'll tell you what's new! The shades that I found in this shop, called The Chequered Lily Apothecary. Oh lawd. All the shades have a special shift/sheen/glitter/basecolour. And remember that I told you about Fyrinnae Mephisto? Kimberly, the owner, makes a shade that is pretty much the same. And after seeing that she has an awesome bundle just for bloggers/vloggers which gave me the opportunity to try that shade, it wasn't rocket science what happened next really.

3 aug. 2015

I Visited The Grand Budapest Hotel! (Kinda.)

Sorry for the not-so spectacular pictures in this article, it was all made with a digital camera instead of my DSLR.

The Grand Budapest Hotel. It's one of my all-time favourite movies. The feel, the costums, the story, the locations, the atmosphere; it's all fantastic. It's the movie that got me hooked on Wes Anderson movies and I'm planning to watch all of them soon.

Anyway, when I got the chance to potentially see the locations where they filmed it, I grabbed it with both hands. The last couple of weeks, me and my boyfriend have been traveling through Europe (which explains my absence) and we decided to also visit the teeny tiny place of Görlitz, where it all happened! We found a little map where all the filmlocations were given and off we went.