mercredi 27 août 2014

Wish list ⎜It's all about boots



I don't know about you with I'm so done with August. D.o.n.e. I'm counting down the days until September and secretly hope we will have a gorgeous indian summer.That's all I dream about at this point. September is also my birthday month, I'm so excited. I took a week off from work obviously to celebrate. Who wants to spend its birthday at work? No way josé, I already have made some cool plans. I'll be turning 26 which is in-sane. I can not believe it, it's scary how time flies!

Now onto my main subject : boots boots boots! That's all I think about. I may have an obsession with looking for the perfect pair of new boots for fall/winter. There are so many style of boots out there : cut out, monk, chelsea, pointed, track sole... Here's a little boots wish list and I'm afraid it's only the beginning as the stores are only starting to show their new collections. The good news is that they're all pretty affordable too!


Have you already started shopping for fall? What is your favorite kind of of boots?

1. Zara track sole boots (here) // 2. Nelly heeled monk booties (here)
 3. Asos chelsea boots (here) // 4. Nelly cut out boots (here
 5. Nelly bloc heel croc boots (here)


XO,MARILOU

Blonde & red lips



Hi girls! Another - rainy - day, another headache! I have an appointment today with a DO to get my neck and head in check. I'm little bit afraid as it really hurts and I don't want anybody touching I guess I have to go through this pain to feel better afterwards...ugh!

Anyway, enough with the personal complaining : here's a quick post on blonde and red lips. Most of my life I have dreamt about being blonde, don't ask me why. I just love when blondes wear all black outfits or the way red lips look very 'Hitchcok-ey' on them. When I first got blonde, it felt so weird putting on bright lipstick. My favorite lipsticks as a brunette didn't suit me at all as a blonde. It feels so frustrating at times not being able to wear a bright fuchsia without feeling over the top. Every time I put on pink lipstick I feel so weird and not myself. 

When I put red lipstick on for the first time I felt so embarrassed because I thought it looked SO vulgar and off. I wasn't used to it and it took me a while before accepting my new blonde-ness and wearing red lipstick in public. Now I love it, I still find it a bit more 'sexy' than when I was a brunette but if I dress down, it's all good. For instance, I love wearing red lipstick with a pair of jeans, a white tee, a leather jacket and plimsolls. My favorite red lipsticks are : Mac Russian Red, Catrice It's a matt world, Essence long-lasting XXL matt lipgloss and Maybelline 14H  Non-Stop Red.


I'm still not wearing a lot of pink lipstick, so I'm thinking of changing my tone of blonde. Maybe go more 'dark blonde' than 'yellow blonde'. It will also look better with fall outfits. Maybe I'm just not made to be a blonde? Maybe I should go back to brunette? So many questions haha! For now, I really want to keep experimenting with my blonde and have fun. I'm going to make a call to my hair dresser tomorrow to see what she could do to help me transform my blonde into the perfect blonde...for me! 


XO,MARILOU

mardi 26 août 2014

On my nails ⎜Rose exubérant



Hi girls! I'm still at home today trying to recover from my horrible headache which is actually due to a nerve being to between muscle in my neck. Great! I'm under pain killers and trying to rest in bed. I can even stay on the computer for that long or read a book because that means having to focus and then the headache will be kicking in even harder! Oh boy... 

I just wanted to show you my favorite pink nail polish of all time - I apologize for the horrible chubby fingers.  Rose Exubérant has been my favorite fuchsia pink shade for a year. It's one of those basics that you need in your life, you see what I mean! Chanel doesn't have the best quality of nail polishes but their bottles look so adorable on my makeup table I just can't help myself! Haha. 

Have a great day! 

Marilou

lundi 25 août 2014

New in for fall ♥︎


 I don't know how you feel about fall but I'm slightly obsessing over it these days. The weather has been dreadful for a summer month, I've never been so cold in mid-August so all I have been thinking about is fall shopping. I just received my new pointed booties from Nelly.com  - best way to cheer one up when having a horrible day. I'm obsessed with them, I have been looking for a pair like this for ages now. The faux croco detail is to die for! Faux croco is one of the biggest man repeller on earth  but I have been into that whole animal print trend! I'm not sure they're going to be the most comfy boots but it's ok I'll get over that if it makes a great outfit! 

Next on my fall shopping list, is a gorgeous Zara burgundy bag (here) that I mentioned in a previous wish list. How pretty? I'm craving burgundy and khaki for this fall so this bag is right up my alley!

Have you already been fall shopping? 

Shoes // Nelly (here)

XO,MARILOU

Weekend laziness



Hi girls! I've had a very cosy weekend due to horrible headache that has been kicking in really hard. I have barely slept, it's so painful! I never had such a horrible headache in my life, ever. So today I had to stay home and call the doctor, I'm waiting patiently and hope that he will help me. I seriously can't take it anymore. I need sleep and to be headache free. Who knew headache could be SO painful that it could prevent you from sleeping? Sighs...

This weekend I felt super lazy and didn't do anything really interesting besides cleaning the flat, browsing some online stores for a closet revamp for fall and watching Dexter.  I'm already at season 6, it's so good I can't stop thinking about it. Crazy how addicted you can become to a tv show, right? 

I'm also trying to organize everything I must do as soon a possible in a to do list or else I just keep forgetting about doing it or postponing it. 

That's pretty much it...#wildlife right? Haha. 
I'm back in my bed trying to rest before heading to the doctor. 
Have a lovely monday! 

XO,MARILOU

samedi 16 août 2014

Haul ⎟Yankee Candle



Hello girls! I'm officially a Yankee Candle converted. After my first order about six months ago, my stock was running low so I had to place an other order. Yes, they're a little bit on the pricey side but so worth it in my opinion. A large jar can last for a good 6 months, using it regularly and the scent is not fading away with the hours like other - cheaper -  candles. The scent is not overpowering - at least  those I've tried so far!

The thing I like to do is to get two large jar of my favorite scents - Clean cotton and Soft Blanket : the perfect clean yet sweet scentsthen I picked a lot of wax tarts to try new scents so for my next order I know if I need an other large jar. The wax tarts are really not expensive so it's a good deal to try out new scents. This time I got : fresh cut roses, strawberry buttercream, honey glow, ginger dusk and vanilla cupcakes - I had to add some 'normal scents' like honey glow & ginger dusk to the girly mix for the boyfriend. I think Vanilla Cupcake and Christmas Cookie will be my next large jar purchase right in time for Christmas, the scents are so sweet! 

I order my candles from yankeecandle.co.uk, the shipping cost is not that crazy for Belgium and pretty fast!

Do you have any favorite Yankee Candle scent? 

XO,MARILOU

vendredi 15 août 2014

New from Bourjois ♥︎

Bourjois Rouge Edition 12h (12,99€)
Cerise on the lipstick / Prune afterwork 
Bourjois Push Up Volume Glamour (12,99€)`


Hi girls! I did it, I blogged! Haha. This is a miracle, I KNOW!
In all of this rain, suddenly there was a ray of light so I quickly grabbed my camera and took the opportunity to finally show you the new releases from Bourjois. I always have loved Bourjois and they just keep getting better and better each season. Some of their new releases include a new Push Up Volume Glamour mascara, which I LOVE. I haven't been obsessed with a mascara like this a while - since UNE Volume By Night and L'Oréal Manga to be precise.  It gives such a lovely volume and no clumps. I love it! 

Next, Bourjois is releasing some new lipsticks. Yasssssssssss.
I'm a lipstick hoarder and if you are too, you'll need these in your life! The texture of the Rouge Edition 12h is very similar to the Mac Satin finish - which is my favorite finish e-ver because it's not as drying as the matte finish and it doesn't have ANY shimmer. It feels super silky and comfortable on the lips. The colors are so vivid and a bit different to what I already have. I got the color 'Cerise on the lipstick' which is a gorgeous cherry-orangey color. Absolutely perfect to transition from summer to fall. It's bright yet wearable. The second one I got is called 'Prune afterwork'. A gorgeous plum shade not too dark or too gothic-y. This will be my fall color for sure!

I'm so obsessed with their new releases. Make sure you'll try these out too, they'll be released on september 1st in your Di & Kruidvat drugstores (for those of you living in Belgium)

XO,MARILOU

Wishlist ⎟Autumn thoughts

autumn thoughts

Zara bag (here) // Zara hat (here) // H&M duster coat
 Yankee Candle Soft Blanket // Zara boots (here)

I can't believe I'm actually craving fall at the moment. It's only mid-august and I call think about is chunky khaki sweater, a new pair of black boots, lighting up candles everywhere, crispy leaves, burgundy accessory and hats. I blame it on the weather!

It has been raining all day and it's a public holiday today in Belgium so I'm just lying all cosy in my bed, watching tv-shows and scrolling through Zara and Asos to spot some ideas for this fall. Is it too early to start fall shopping? I can't even look at sandals and summer skirts. I crave dark colors and warm outfits. I know I'll regret saying this by mid-november as as soon as it gets cold and grey I'm just over it and crave spring all over again.

Also, this fall will be even more exciting for me as I'm now blonde so I'm going to be experimenting more with colors, dark lipsticks etc. And it's also my birthday in a month, I'm super excited as I'll be off work for a week and going to Disneyland Paris! I have so many great things planned for my week off,  I'm counting down the days!

I'll try to blog this afternoon as I have a lot of new things to show you.

XO,MARILOU

dimanche 10 août 2014

On my nails ⎪Eugène Malibu


Hi girls, just a little post of some cute nail polishes  I have received a while ago from The Monthly Nails. They sent me 2 nail polishes from the brand Eugene Malibu which I have never heard of before. The packaging is very much up my alley, very etsy-looking. I'm not very fond of sparkly nail polishes anymore but from time to time I still like to get super sassy with my nail polish and go sparkly! My favorite one of the bunch is the purple one. On top of white nail polish is look super cool, isn't it? The other one tends to go super orange which looks super awful on my nails for some reason. You know those colors that doesn't look good on you....ever. Yeah, that! 

You can get them here at The Monthly Nail website. 

XO,MARILOU

Instalife #29



Hello girlies! No time no blog, right?  I need to say that I'm impressed by the bloggers out there that work full time AND still find time to blog every day. Kudos to you! Life is just going by so quickly I barely have time to do my nails at night, prepare dinner, getting my outfit ready (ok this my take a good hour depending on the weather, the mood etc) relaxing a little bit while catching up on my weekly fix of Real Housewives and it's already time to go to sleep. It's nuts!!! 

I wanted to record videos for you, with outfits of the day and fake tan routine but there's always something getting in the way whether it's an event, a bad light, a bad hair day... I do miss blogging a lot, I feel like I can't take care of my baby - my blog - as much as I used to due to my work schedule. But once you stop blogging every day, it seems like you're out of touch with the blogger world. I couldn't tell you right now which is the holy grail foundation or the new must have high end concealer. I still get time to watch some of my favorite Youtubers like The Persian Babe and Ciaoobelllaxo or read some of my favorite blogs ever - Cathinthecity and Buynowbloglater - hopefully so I'm not THAT out of the loop. 

Anyways...apart from that, I have been much more into clothes shopping lately than beauty. When I look at myself 4 years from now, I was beauty obsessed, buying a ridiculous amount of nail polishes and living for a shopping spree on Feelunique. Nowadays, I spend a least one hour every night online, browsing Asos/Topshop/Zara, looking for the perfect pair of jeans or the little blouse that I needed for so long in my wardrobe. Funny how your interest can change, right? I do still love beauty products obviously otherwise I wouldn't spend a good 30 minutes every morning, happily applying my make up and taking time to chose which blusher I'm going to wear today! 

Can you tell I have been obsessed with leopard at the moment? I love my new New Look leopard espadrilles and my Zara leopard silky blouse as seen on Barbara from The Persian Babe - can you tell I'm obsessed with her Youtube chanel? - I know it may seems very Jerseyshore-ey to some of you and especially for boys - my boyfriend hates leopard print with a passion - but I just love wearing a little bit of leopard! I just love it. 

Also this week I have got this beautiful plastic flowers from Maison du Monde and they look SO real and bring such a nice fresh touch to the room, they're incredible! Go get them! I also tried the new Frozen Yogurt Red Berries at Starbucks and it is delicious. I'm so glad I walk by a Starbucks every day when going to work, it makes me feel like I'm working in New York City for 2 seconds - when I'm obviously really not :)

Have a lovely end of the weekend!


XO,MARILOU