Thursday, April 28, 2011

The Only Way Is Essex : Season 2

Best tv show this year so far. Hands down!
Shallow indeed but hey, after a super long day at uni I'm exhausted and I need some serious brain rest. 

Hopefully our favourites characters are still there. Woo hoo.

Flingstone Arg, Lauren Newton John and Marc with some very questionnable tight sleeveless top.

Oh yes. Some major engagement going on between Marc and Lauren.
Marc crying like a kid during his speech was beyond disturbing.
I'm never gonna be the same ever again now.

Some new faces such as Chloé. Am I this only one that is super disturbed by her missing tooth? 
I mean, when she speaks it's the only thing I can focus on not like Kirk's dad that seems to have a massive adoration for her giantic boobs.

Harry at his reemest. Coolest kid EVER.

My absolute new favourite. JOE ESSEX.
Not only he has the thickest hair I have ever seen, make up über cool words but he wears orange Uggs. How not to love him?

No Sam, we don't believe in your sudden interest in Joe but that's ok because the first  bicycle date in the woods was the best TV moment of my life.

Good old Argie :) 

My new obsession. GLAMPING. I mean, there are no words to describe how I feel about Glamping.

What is up with Sam's face when she kisses Joey?
 I don't know if you have noticed, but their kisses make me super uncomfortable. 

Poor lyds! So much drama going on with her at the moment... 

Love her nail polish there so I've found one pretty similar :
Opi - Done out in deco 

Super random post but I had to share as this show have been my highlights of the past few weeks :)

Nowadays my biggest wish in life must be to stop by to Essex 
during my next Uk's trip and hang out at Sugar Hut.  Sad, I know :D

What do you think of season 2 ? 
XO , Marilou

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

NOTD : Tropical Temptation

This is my very first and only Revlon nail polish and I must say I'm quite pleased with it :) 
The colour is absolutely gaw-jus. 
Such a sweet coral that suits this incredible "tropical" weather perfectly.

I've never really paid much attention to Revlon's range but I've heard so many great things about this brand that I'm ready to give it a go

What should I absolutely get from Revlon?
 Please enlight me here as I have no clue whatsoever on what to buy next :) 

XO Marilou

Saturday, April 23, 2011

L'Occitane fleurs de cerisier hand cream

I can go mental when it comes to my hands. I hate that dry feeling right after you wash them, how uncomfortable? So I always  moisturize them with good care. During winter I like to use Avène - Cold cream as handcream because it is super moisturizing but when it comes to summer days (or at least feels like it) I like to use something less "greasy".

L'Occitane is a french brand from Provence, I didn't really know about this brand until my mom started using it.  The hand cream Fleurs de Cerisiers/Cherry Blossom smells DIVINE. It actually contans a real cherry extract from Luberon in France. It is not overpowering at all, you get a delicate scent which is very pleasant.

The texture is quite amazing. Although it is enriched with Shea Butter it leaves you with a non-greasy feeling and deeply nourishes and protects your hands.

I'm so impressed with this product, 
I'm currently using my mom's but planning on getting one for myself soon  :) 

What is your favourite handcream ???

XO, Marilou

Friday, April 22, 2011

Défilé Responsible Designers

Comme vous le savez peut-être je suis étudiante en Relations Publiques.
Dans le cadre de nos travaux pratiques cette année nous devons créer un évènement.

Alors que nous préparons les journées portes ouvertes, un groupe de filles de ma classe ont eu la brillante idée d'organiser un défilé "responsible designers" consacré à la femme et qui donnera l'opportunité à de jeunes stylistes de montrer leur talent.

Le défilé aura lieu samedi 30 avril 2011
Vous pouvez réserver vos préventes (10€) ici 

Pour plus de renseignements :  

J'ai hâte! Bien sur, je serai présente en backstage quelque part près du makeup :) 

XO, Marilou

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

NOTD : Pandamonium Pink

My nail polish of the day is the gorgeous Pandamonium Pink by Opi.
It is not your regular baby pink varnish, it has a nice hint of purple in it.

It is very sophisticated, understated yet fun to wear.

Have a great day, XO Marilou

Monday, April 18, 2011

Lauren Conrad Beauty Blog

Lauren Conrad is soon lauching a beauty blog. 
All together : Wooo hoooooo.

I mean who never dreamt of getting her hair? her flawless make up?
We will finally know her favourite products, tips and so on :) 

 She is collaborating with Kristin Ess, her hairdresser and Amy Nadine her makeup artist.

I'm le très excited about this :) 

Have a great day! XO , Marilou

Saturday, April 9, 2011

New unexpected puppy

Don't worry, its still a shallow makeup and nail polish blog. I just felt like sharing something :)
My little sis went to France, in the mountains for a week or so and..surprise surprise when she came back, she wasn't alone.
She brought back a little puppy that was meant to be heartlessly killed by the shepherd.

He is 2 months old.

I already have an old doggy dog of 14 years. So the meeting between the two generations was fun :)

My heart melted the second I saw this little ball of fluff.

He just can't stop goofind around. Oh my god.. I'm such an old single lady with two dogs.

Not sure we're gonna be able to keep it though but at least  his life is now safe :-) 

PS: Sorry for the über lack of posts this week, I'm overwhelmed with uni.
Okay I'm also super lazy, not gonna lie. I need some major rest-eating-peanut-butter-with-jam-on-the-top-while-watching-the-only-way-is-essex to restore my little self :) 

Have a great weekend lovelies 
XO Marilou

Monday, April 4, 2011

Summer it colour : yellow

I knew it would happened one day or another. 
I mean, we went through every colour, every wacky trend.
Yellow was the only one missing . Of course, you know it's OK to wear yellow only when Chanel comes out with a stunning "it" polish for this summer.


 At first, you're not very convinced. 
"Yellow??? Are you kidding me?
Errr it's beyond tacky, there is no way in hell I'm wearing this, I'm not 12."

Then you see this : 
(awkward silence)

Yes. YES! Natalie Portman herself wearing YELLOW NAIL POLISH.
And now, all you want to do is buy a yellow tacky nail polish. Don't you? I know you do!

She got it all right. 
Yellow is already on the top of the tacky colour list so she went very casual and sophisticated to tone it down.

Not being the happy owner of the actual glamorous Mimosa, I went for a dupe :

China Glaze - Lemon Fizz .
*Lemon Fizz?.... All the glamour fades away*

This varnish applies like a dream and is super bright but NOT neon which I love.
Amazingly, it suits my über pale skin tone perfectly :)
The Mimosa might be slighty darker but when It comes to yellow, 
you have to find the shade that will suits you the best otherwise it can go super disastrous.

Being the wacky nailista that I am, I had this colour for over a year and I got picked on when wearing it sooooo many times. HA! Who's the loser NOW? 

What do we think ladies ? IT COLOUR or not ? I'm pretty sure you can find yellow varnish in pretty much every drugstore brand if you're not willing to splurge for the Mimosa. 
Will you be wearing this? 
I am tomorrow :) 

Ps : A famous belgian radio show mentionned my blog. NO BIG DEAL I'm just super happy :) 

Have a great week, 
XO Marilou

♥ Victoria's secret's body mist ♥

I think anyone out there has pretty much heard about these fabulous mist from Victoria's secret.
I'm also pretty sure that everyone not living in the US knows how frustrating it is not being able to shop there and get their products.
Hopefully, we all have an acquaintance  living there or even a friend going to NY to bring us back some of these lovely mists. If not... well... it sucks for you because you're really missing out on something here.

One of my favourite of the bunch must be pure seduction. It's such an awkward name, I feel like a predator when wearing it but the smell of casaba melon, plum and freesia is just delightful and not overpowering at all :)  Too bad there is not a smell option on blogger. 

Especially nice to use when the weather become bearable, mist it over your bod after  shower and there you go,  ready to break some hearts, you little seducionnista.

I die already a little deep within knowing that I'm not gonna be able to go buy more and more of it when it will be empty. 

They have so many differents scents out there you just want to go crazy and get them all. 

When I went to NY , two years ago, I went to VS but wasn't aware that these mists were so worths it so I didn't grab any of them. Then when lately I read the review on Henessy's blog I knew I had to become the happy owner of these mists. Come to mama!
So, if you get a chance to go soon or know someone going, you know what to aks as a little souvenir !

Have you ever tried any of these? What is your favourite smell?
Needless to say that I die to try Victoria's secret makeup. *One day...*

XO, Marilou

Saturday, April 2, 2011

Must have : By candlelight

Ladies, let me introduce you to one of the prettiest beauty powder on earth : 

Mac - By Candlelight 

 Mineralize skin finish powder, which means you can use it all over your face or just at some strategic spots like your chubby cheeks , forehead etc.

The colour is pretty natural, it doesn't give me any tan so it's pretty easy to apply on without going crazy shiny discoball.  

I love using it when I go super heavy smokey on my eyes, or super bright lips as I hate wearing blush at the same time : it's either bright blush and light eye/lips makeup or bold lips/eye makeup and light blush.

Yeah I have some weird makeup rules

How super pretty is this powder?  I can't even explain how infatuated I am with this little gem.

The title says MUST HAVE as I'm pretty sure this powder could works for almost every skin tones as it is more of an highlight than a regular powder. 

Have a great day :) 
Kiss Kiss, Marilou