Monday, April 6, 2015

Wishlist ⎟ Floral for spring? Groundbreaking

Black white & denim


This is my blogging walk of shame, yes.... I haven't blog in a month and a half. This is a new record!! I'm going to spare you the usual 'Life has taking over....winter is never-ending' and just let you know that I'm back to blogging more regularly. I have been online shopping A LOT lately and most of the things you can see on this wishlist are already on their way to me, haha! I have been buying every single pair of jeans Topshop has to offer and stocking up in spring sandals and white t-shirts. 
This year I don't feel in the mood to buy pastel or floral skirts - and I usually am a sucker for anything floral. No...this year my heart belongs to anything black, white & denim. I just love to wear a good pair of ribbed jeans with sandals and a white tee. The monochrome look is so effortless and let's be honest very safe as you can't go wrong. No prints, no colors, no risks taken haha!


First thing first...I have a new love affair with the
Hayden jeans from Topshop, I'm telling you!  After buying basically every pair of Jamie jeans available, now that spring in here, I just want to wear boyfriend jeans. The Hayden from Topshop is THE perfect boyfriend jeans shape. I'm obsessed!  

After looking for ages for the perfect cream blazer, this
white blazer from Zara has been on my mind since I read this post from Monikh (here), I adore it but I'm not sure how I'll be wearing it. I just know I need to get it before it gets out of stock. I feel this might become one of Zara's "must have" item and everybody will try to find it on Ebay by this summer. Go get it while it's still available, haha!

On the shoe department, yes I actually want to wear mules! I find them so feminine, chic and edgy. I'm still not over the fact that I didn't get the gorgeous pair Zara did last summer but I have my eyes on two pairs: one from on the chunkier side from Topshop and the other one, much more delicate from Asos. 

Last on the list, is this biker leather jacket from Zara. My oh my.... I'm considering splurging 200€ on this little gem, yes I AM! - Can we mention how Zara is going crazy with their price range lately too?   -I have tried it on last week and it fits me like a really gorgeous glove. I have been thinking about it since then and I know I will regret it forever If I don't get it before it's gone! 



I hope you all had a wonderful Easter break, this weekend has been so full of naps and food I now feel ready for the week to come. I promise I'll post something else than wishlist and instagram recap very soon, haha! 

1. Dress: HM (here) / Mules: Asos (here) // 2. Biker jacket: Zara (here)
Jeans: Topshop (here) / Sandals: Zara (here) // 3. Top: Topshop (here)
Jeans: Topshop (here) / Mules: Topshop (here) //4. Sandals: HM (here) // 5. Ballerinas: HM (here)
6. Cream eyeshadow: Topshop (here) // 7. Cream blazer: Zara (here)


XO,MARILOU

Friday, February 27, 2015

Instalife #34



Coffee. Work. Eat. Instagram. Watch tv show. Eat again.  Shop online. Sleep. Repeat.
This is what my life has become so far in 2015. Shopping online has become such an addiction after a long - very very long - day at work. I don't even have time to go have a look in actual shops and my day off pretty much consists of not wanting to do anything besides chilling in my bed and try at all my beautiful new clothes, ready for spring, hanging in my closet. Haha. 

Yes, this is what I call the end of hibernation. I am so over winter now, I don't want to get out as I can't stand the cold breeze. I am dreaming of wearing sandals, a leather jacket with a skirt and so on. 
I feel like I need to renew myself - like every year at the end of winter - as I don't like my hair color/cut anymore, I want to throw all of my 2014 clothes away, lose 10 pounds, eat healthy and re-design my blog. Pretty much, my life needs a little upgrade! 

I'm going to take pictures for the blog today as - MIRACLE - the sun is shining so I get decent lighting in my room :) 

XO,MARILOU


Sunday, February 15, 2015

On my playlist ⎜Style


I think I'm now officially obsessed with every single songs from Taylor Swift.
If I were still a teenager, I would have been pinning poster of her everywhere in my room for sure.
I have been listening to 'Out of the woods' and 'Shake it off' non stop. Not to mention the song 'Blank Space' which is my new anthem. Haha!

I hope you all had a wonderful V day :)

XO,MARILOU





Sunday, February 8, 2015

Wishlist ⎥Monochrome

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Hey everyone! Here's a little monochrome wishlist. Black and white is all I seem to wear these days.
I even got called as a waitress in a restaurant this weekend, that's how embarrassing my love for monochrome has gotten haha! I am really excited with the new spring collection, I basically spend an hour every day going online and looking at all the new stuffs. I'm DONE with winter and with wearing massive coats and boots. All I dream about is flats, leather jackets and a tee. No scarves, no gloves. Just bliss.

My hours at work have gotten so crazy that I'll be getting home even later than before. I'll try to post as much as possible...it can't be worst than my posting habit during january anyway haha.

I hope you're all doing good!


1. Zara City Bag croco (here) / 2. Zara sweater (here) / 3. Topshop jamie jeans (here)
 4. Zara pointed flats (here) / 5. Zara dress (here) / 6. Fashionology stud earrings (here)
7. Topshop white trainers (here) / 8. Zara pearl earrings (here) / 9. Zara heels (here)

Marilou

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

New in | Color Boost



Wow. Is that an actual post? I know, I know I have been on a blogging roll so far in 2015 haha. I feel so bad for not blogging yet at the same I had to take a step back and breathe. Life has been hectic with a lot of extra work hours, the sun coming down a 3PM, being cold as hell, feeling like a sloppy mess with nothing to wear...what january is all about. I think I need to consider buying artificial lighting for my room otherwise I only will be blogging for 6 months out of a year due to the terrible lack of sun we encounter over here.

Apart from that, I'm still the same girl loving lipstick and scrolling through Instagram most of the day with a Starbucks in the other hand. January has been the "wake up call" month diet wise. The pounds have been adding up since last year and I really don't feel comfortable with my weight at the moment so I have decided to break my habits and start exercising. That's a lot for me as I really not the athletic style. Crunches, cardio, squats and so on. I have not seen any result yet but apparently that's normal, you just need to persevere! Time to get that body ready for summer. 

This post was little bit of a comeback so I'm going to talk about my favorite thing in the whole - makeup - world : lipsticks! I have received the new Bourjois Color Boost shades and so far, I am obsessed. They're super creamy, comfortable to wear and moisturizing. It's not overly pigmented which is a good thing as they tend to transfer a lot! My favorite colors have been "Proudly Naked" and "Pinking of it". The third color "Sweet Macchiato" is lovely but really does not work at all for my skin tone. 

Have you tried them?

I hope you're all OK! lots of love!

XO,MARILOU

Monday, February 2, 2015

Instalife #33



Although I have been missing in action over here, I'm pretty consistant when it comes to posting on Instagram. I'm hooked like a kid on sugar. Is that ok to Instagram many food pictures? Is there a protocole? How many selfies a week? Are two selfies in a row not a little bit overboard? Is that totally ok to wear heels just to take your outfit pictures then go back to your comfy winter boots? Are filters still on this year or is that totally 2014? Do you look desperate by posting too many life quotes? Is that ok to have a sudden change of heart and delete your picture... 10 minutes after posting it?  So many questions.....

You can follow me @mypreciousnp

XO,MARILOU

Sunday, January 11, 2015

Look who's back? A few favorites!



Hi girls! I really hope you had a wonderful happy new year celebration and wish you all the best for 2015. I'm slacking big time in the blog department, I have been working long hours and I'm feeling very sleep deprived. Also the fact that there is not a lot of natural light - understand when it's dark at 3 pm -  when I'm home doesn't help to take pictures. I just want to cuddle in bed with my hot bottle of water and watch Real Housewives on repeat. 

Here's a few of my favorite products from my current routine. These are the products I have been using non stop on a daily basis. Some of them are new, some of them are products I have been using for years now! On the list you can find : 

Face → 
Bourjois Happy Light: best dewy foundation ever. 
Essence concealer: amazing and super cheap
Bourjois Délice de Poudre Duo Highlight: My current favorite bronzer. I love the soft shimmer.
Illamasqua Aurora highlighter: A gorgeous cream highlighter. Pretty new but love it so far.
The Balm Hot Mama blusher: My favorite blusher at the moment. Reminds me of Nars - Orgasm.


Eyes → 
Mac Paintpot Painterly: the one and only base. I have been using this since forever.
Lorac Pro Palette : the most gorgeous and perfect palette. Sleek packaging, pigmentation through the roof and best every day colors.

Lips →
Bourjois Color Boost - Proudly Naked: A perfect every day nude.
Catrice - In a Rosegarden: Great nude with a little bit more of pink undertones.

Perfume →
Liu Gio: I have received this before Christmas and it's almost finished. I just love the scent! 

What has been your favorite product lately?
Have a lovely sunday!

XO,MARILOU



Sunday, December 28, 2014

Wish list ⎜winter essentials

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Hi girls! Here my wish list for my winter essentials from SheInside. I'm in a mood to wear a lot of grey, winter dresser and striped sweater. How cute is this white collar trend? I love it! Also, nothing can beat a cosy maxi cardigan on cold days. The two dresses are super pretty, I love the one with the faux sweater on top of it! I do find it a little bit hard to wear dresses during winter time as pretty much all of my dresses are very summer-y so these two picks will be a great addition in my closet!

Which item if your favorite?


1. Grey maxi cardigan (here) // 2. Grey loose knit cardigan (here)
 3. White sleeve striped sweater (here) // 4. Floral dress (here) // 5. Collar dress (here)

XO,MARILOU


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Lorac Pro Palette


Hi girls! I hope you're all doing good, probably getting ready for the last days of 2014 and making your resolutions list for next year? right? Haha. I'm not planning on any resolutions, just get my driving license and work hard to be where I want to be in life! CHEESY! Haha
Today was the first snow in Belgium, I was so pretty and clean. The roads weren't that bad so I went for an hour drive to practice my driving skills and it was so cool. I feel much more relaxed - but still very alerted - and really enjoyed the drive! 

Seeing all the Instagram post I can see that many people have been rotten spoiled for Christmas. The amount of presents under the trees were just insane! I got spoiled too by Santa with this beautiful Lorac Pro Palette. It's the most perfect nude, day to day, eyeshadow palette. I got a little bored with my Naked palettes so I'm thankful that Santa read my wish list haha! 

I love how pigmented the colors are, the warm shades, the matte and the shimmers separation, the sleek packaging...everything is on point! I know that this palette isn't hot news but I think it's amazing!!! Thank you Santa!

XO,MARILOU

Thursday, December 25, 2014

Instalife #32



Merry Christmas everybody! I hope you all had a wonderful time last night celebrating, eating amazing food and watching your favorite Christmas movies. I was so tired from working 24/7 so the night was quite short and relaxing. Watching Love Actually all over again in my pj's and eating some delicious food! I got spoiled by Santa too but the present so far I got this year is my provisional driving license! 

Today I'll rest, eat plenty more of delicious food and try to take pictures for the blog :) 

Enjoy this day!

Follow me on Instagram @Mypreciousnp 

XO,MARILOU