jeudi 18 septembre 2014

Inside Lauren Conrad's home





Until I get my hands on her wedding US weekly cover, here's the pictures from Lauren's dream home from InStyle Magazine. Oh my god, I die!!! I love everything, it's perfect. The dressing, the makeup table, the living room, the kitchen... I wish she would still be filming her life in reality tv, could you imagine how perfect would that be?

I'm so excited about her wedding and read about all the details. I hope I'll find a copy of the magazine in Waterstone's Brussels * fingers crossed * I'll have a look tomorrow! Speaking of tomorrow, it's my last day of work before a week of fun and celebrations for my birthday! I'm so excited. Nothing crazy but some fun plans ahead :) 

XO,MARILOU


lundi 15 septembre 2014

Playlist ⎟Changing



Hell down, heaven down, living in the same town, tryna find something new.
Broken picture frame, I've been frozen in, tryna find a better view
Everything is changing and I've been here for too long
Going through the same things, I've been hurting too long,
Got to move on


XO,MARILOU

dimanche 14 septembre 2014

Wishlist⎟ Transitional fall outfits


Hi girls! Yay to monday....not. Haha. Ok, at least the weather is going to be good today so I'm going to do everything to have a good day and not be negative and hating on monday. New week, new beginnings!  Fall is in a week officially - the day of my birthday, I'm a fall baby! - and the weather is so confusing outfit wise. In the morning all I want to wear is a fluffy jumper with a leather skirt, black tights and booties but then by noon it gets super hot and all I think about is wearing my birkens with a white t-shirt and jeans but then it's going to rain so I need to find appropriate shoes and so on... confusing I told you!

It's a lot of work to find the right outfit to wear these days, trust me! Here's some ideas of outfits I love for this transitional time between summer and fall. Skater skirt is a must, so easy to wear with booties or ballerinas. It looks super cute with a leather jacket or a crop top. Or you could just go with a pair of ripped jeans and a girly grey top. I already wore outfit number 3 this weekend and it was perfect for the weather. When it gets colder I'll just add tights and boots!



Outfit 1: Zara Jacket (here) / Asos skirt (here) / River Island loafers (here)
Outfit 2: Top Nelly (here) / Jeans Topshop (here)
Outfit 3: Top Nelly (here) / Leather skirt Morgan (here)


XO,MARILOU

Cookie day


Hi girls! This is one of my favorite thing to do on sundays. Cook pastries and delicious meals. Last sunday I made a chocolate cake, today I made american cookies. They're so good, I love to eat them when they're still a bit warm. I'm not buying any cookies from the supermarket since I've tried making homemade cookies last year for the first time. They're much more mellow and tasty! If like me you love cookies and pastries, you should definitely try making them yourself it's much more 'healthier' and so easy to do! 

XO,MARILOU

What I wore #38 ⎟Wedding bells


Hi girls! Happy sunday. I'm not gonna lie, I have a little bit of a hungover and I feel super sleepy. I had a really fun night at a friend of my boyfriend's wedding last night in Liege. Here's the dress I wore, it's from H&M. Mint blue with uneven polka dots and ruffles. I thought it would be very much wedding appropriate :)

I have no idea why my hair color is looking super weird on the ends, it's probably the flash that made it look darker but I can guarantee you that my hair has an even dark blonde color, not some weird reversed tie and dye, haha! I also wore my all time favorite nude strappy heels from Zara. They're a bit painful but so worth it as they look gorgeous! 

Today I'm just processing that tomorrow is already monday and that this weekend has been flying by way too quickly. One more week of work to go then it's my birthday and I have a week off. I'm counting down the days, haha! Until then, I'm just enjoying my sunday in my pj's, recovering from last night and watching Pékin Express in bed. Yay!!! 


Enjoy your day!

XO,MARILOU


samedi 13 septembre 2014

Instalife #30


Hi girls! Oh my god, I haven't blogged in ten days? What? We're already mid-september? 

I have a wedding a need to attend tonight so I'll be showing you my makeup and outfit. I had an outfit ordered at Asos and I never arrived. Long story short, the first parcel got 'lost' and the second one - fast shipping - was supposed to arrive yesterday but...will not arrive until monday or tuesday. LOL. Great, thanks Asos, it's always a pleasure!

Anyways, I had a last minute wedding dress emergency so yesterday after work I had to pick a dress and there was absolutely nothing I liked. The only -ok- dress I have found was at H&M. I hope it will look good! I also went to the hair dresser and got my hair color fixed. I was in a serious need of a blonde fix. Now I'm more of a dark blonde, I love the color it's perfect for fall! 

I need to start getting ready as the wedding is really far away from where I live. I can't wait though, I LOVE wedding!!!

Have a lovely day,

MARILOU

mardi 2 septembre 2014

Birthday wish list ♥︎



Hello girls! YESSSSS. It's my birthday month! I'm so excited. I can not believe I'll be turning 26 years old - wait, WHAT? Oh well... I have a really exciting birthday plan, nothing over the top but it's a place I've wanting to go back a while now. Also, I will be off from work for a week so I'm even more keen about it!

I'm dying - d y i n g - to get the Philip Lim 3.1 Large Pashli in black. This bag has been haunting my thoughts day and night. It's quite expensive but still reasonable for a designer bag. I'm probably not gonna get it for my birthday but I'm planning on treating myself with it by the end of the year with it anyway! I'd rather spent a lot on a good quality, every day black timeless bag than to buy 10 Zara - poor in quality - bag, if that makes sense. I still love Zara bags, don't get me wrong but their prices keep on rising and the quality is always really bad.


Beauty wise, I have my eyes on the famous Too Faced sweet heart blush - how come I don't already own this ?  - and the Dior Sunlight bronzer if also on my list as I'm a bronzer-holic. I also really like the color Mod About You by OPI. I have been drooling over this color for a year and never got to buy it for some dark and unknown reasons. I also really would love to try the Babyliss Boutique Soft Waves as I've heard it's one the best to achieve Lauren Conrad's The Hills season 4's hair look. Finally I really love Viktor & Rolf Flowerbomb perfume, one of my favorite ever and that cute little pug makeup bag from Asos. 


Have a lovely day! 

XO,MARILOU

lundi 1 septembre 2014

Updated ⎟Fake tan routine


Hi girls! Another monday, another week. Today is the first day of September which is by far my favorite time of the year mostly because it's my birthday on the 21st but also because it's that perfect transition month between summer and fall. Most of the times the weather is still quite good, the leaves start falling, the chunky sweater are starting to replace the t-shirts in your closet,  you start wearing burgundy nail polish,...you get the whole idea! September is also the month where everyone is showing off their beautiful summer tan and if, like me, you worked the whole summer and didn't get a chance to sun bath...fake tan is the one! Don't get me wrong, I'm not waiting for summer to apply fake tan. I like to see myself tanned - from medium to dark - all year round. There's no better feeling than starting your week looking tan. Is that weird to say? Have I become a fake tanholic ? I have been fake tanning for a solid 3 years and I have tried a lot of products and the fake tan world keeps on growing, they're still loads of brands I want to try. I'm always on the hunt for the perfect, darkest, most olive toned and moisturizing fake tan. I'm sharing with you today my routine of the moment and it will probably change in about two months because I love to try out new fake tan products. 



I'm very picky about the fake tan for my face, hands and all the other dry parts of my body -  a dry fake tanned elbow, that's not hot - I always try to pick moisturizing fake tan with a medium tan so I can build up the color and not get my hands orange - yes I did happen before #faketanfail. 
Xen-Tan products are a little bit on the expensive side of the fake tan world but they're so worth it in my opinion. A bottle will last you a lifetime, the fake tan smells like marzipan and it's super moisturizing. The bad part is that it does take time to dry. 

Products I use for my face/hands : - Xen-Tan Absolute Dark Lotion (here) / Xen-Tan Face Tanner (here)
    


As much as I'm sticking to my face/hands fake tan routine, body wise I'm much more versatile. Lately I have been obsessed with the He-Shi 1 Rapid Hour Dark Lotion. It gives the most gorgeous dark natural looking tan EVER. The texture is really runny so it's a bit annoying to apply but it dries super quickly and the results are so impressive! The He-Shi Express Liquid Tan Medium is just as amazing but with a more medium tan, which is great for colder months. When I'm going out, I still like to use my St Moriz Dark Lotion because it's inexpensive and gives such a dark tan. The smell is gross and I don't want to know what's in that 3 £ bottle but it's good to use from time to time! 

Products I use for my body: He-Shi 1 Rapid Hour Dark Lotion (here) / He-Shi Express Liquid Tan Medium (here) / St Moriz Dark Lotion (here)


Have you ever tried these brands? Are you a fake tanholic too? 

XO,MARILOU

dimanche 31 août 2014

S u n d a y


What sundays are for right? Playing with your makeup, lighting your a sweet scented yankee candle - vanilla cupcake - and taking pictures for the blog! I'm still in my PJ's with coconut oil as a face and hair mask, so you can imagine how glamorous I really am, haha!

I'm waiting for my boyfriend to finish working on some papers so we can finally finish watching season 8 of Dexter! I can't wait for our little binge watching session tonight, hopefully we will watch the final episode before midnight hah!

XO,MARILOU



Playlist ⎜As long as I got you


Happy sunday!

XO,MARILOU