29 mrt. 2016

Indie Review: Hello Waffle!

If there is one brand that I have wanted to try out since I got into indie beauty, it is Hello Waffle. I heard many great things and the website looked so sleek (yeah, I pay attention to that. Don't ask).

The thing I might like the most about indie companies are the highlighters. They don't offer just the ol' regular rose, golds and bronzes like the drugstores do. No no, my friend. They offer about anything you can imagine - weither it being flatering or not so much (but hey, anything for the arts, amirite). Hello Waffle is one of those brands and that aspect is what drew me in. I saw, I purchased and I tested. Not only the highlighters, but other products too. Here are my thoughts!

Hello Waffle review swatches

24 mrt. 2016

Kiko - 318

GOODNESS GRACIOUS. Where have I been?! I was thinking about my last blogpost the other day and was like 'oh, well that was like a couple of days ago'... Turns out, it was almost 2 weeks ago. Shush, bad blogger!

I've been pretty darn busy with exams the last couple of weeks. Although I know about everything there is to know about scientific philosophy now, I have been lacking on the beauty department. Good thing I still have this swatch from my favvvrut Kiko polishes at hand!

I have to say, I have never been one for dusty rose shades. But since I got into corsetry, I'm digging everything that even reminds me of the Victorian Age. So does this shade. When you look at this colour, don't you just see a fancy lady with a huge skirt, wearing a lace umbrella against the sun, walking down her huge grass garden à la Downton Abbey? I know I do.

The polish worked fine. A little on the think side (which resulted in a subtle stripey finish) and opaque in 3 coats, but it's nothing to break your neck over. Other than that, it was Kiko like we know it.

Kiko nail polish 318 swatch

11 mrt. 2016

e.l.f. - Coy Blush Review

No indie review?! What's happening! No, my dear friends. Today I'm coming to you with a review from a mainstream brand.

I have seen this blush pop up over the internet some time. But there weren't a lot of clear swatches and it looked different in every one. In some it even looked a bit weird. If you know me, you know that I'm all about weird looking makeup (that is probably not even very flattering but hey), so I wanted to know what the fuzz was all about. Plus, I thought coy was one of those chinese fish (turns out that that is a koi, but I was close!), and was secretly hoping it would have the same glistening as their scales, so that intrigued me even more. I put it to the test, did it exceed my expectations?

6 mrt. 2016

Indie Review: Brija Cosmetics (Again!)

Yes, yes, I know. Last year I made a review on Brija Cosmetics and I wasn't too sure what to think. I was just dipping my toes into the world of indie and mineral makeup. Now, with some more experience with indie, I was intrigued to try it again! Plus, the company came out with some products that had my name all over it. 

Brija Cosmetics Review

3 mrt. 2016

Hare Magical Black Moroccan Lipstick Review (Black To Purple?!)

I remember roaming the street of Morocco some years ago. In pretty much every pharmacy, I spotted a little glass jar with bright green tubes in it. I learned that those were, in fact, lipsticks! Yes, even the lipstick itself was bright green. I got to try one on my hand, and the lipstick smear wasn't green, but over time the little patch on my skin became a bright shade of pink as it warmed up. It was more of a stain than an actual lipstick. I was most definitely intrigued with the product that shifted colour - and, that stain did not rub off - , but to be honest, bright pink is not my style.

A few months ago, I was visiting a little Arabic shop in Middelburg. I saw that they didn't only have the famous green lipstick, but also orange, blues and... black! To my surprise, every shade of lipstick became pink, but this one darkened to an interesting shade of plum. Is it the perfect dark lipstick with the best lasting power - ever?!

Hare Magical Black Moroccan Lipstick Review