Saturday, September 24, 2011

My birthday week celebration in Toulouse

This week has flown by . I'm back from Toulouse in the South of France where I was to see my dear friend Deborah and celebrate my 23th birthday !I had the BEST TIME, it's so good to catch up with friends you haven't seen in a while and feel like it was yesterday, nothing changed !
Toulouse is such a beautiful city, very charming with a sunny weather. What else could you ask for to celebrate your birthday ?

At the Bibent restaurant were you get serve such delicious french food 

I had to get some back up of my favourite skin care products knowing that its half the price than in Belgium there. Woo hoo.

Having some girl time = depotting mac eyeshadows !!!!

And voila! Brand new palette.

La Garonne.

Last picture as a 22.

First picture as a 23. A YOUNG LADY SHOULD I SAY. haha.

Cheers to me!

Night out

My bday cake. Nom nom.

That's pretty much everything we did during a week.
Laughing, gossiping and eating.

I had so much fun!
Thank you all for the bday wishes on twitter :) 

XO , Marilou 

Monday, September 19, 2011

On repeat

V.V Brown - Game Over

It's my birthday week celebration and I'm heading to South of France .
I'll probably keep posting from there :) 


Thursday, September 15, 2011

My first swap !

When the lovely Siobhan from twitted that was willing to do a swap I immediately jumped on the occasion and went as a candidate. Belgium doesn't have much to offer for people from the Uk makeup wise, as they pretty much have everrrrrry thing but hopefully we managed to find some brands :) 

This was my first swap, I just got my package and I'm just BEYOND HAPPY.
"Eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeek" is the sound that came out of my mouth when seeing the package at my door.

Cutest box...

...filled with goodies from the UK = ☺

A litte peak at my swap goodies .

Thank you so much Siobhan for being so patient and buying me all these stuffs.
I mean, you even added GLITTER IN THE BOX. You're a diamond girl !

Reviews and swatches to come :) 


Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Nars Albatross

This was my first Nars purchase back in the days. At first I wasn't too sure about this highlighter. It comes out as a white pearly gold pressed powder and this might a bit intimidating at first but once you get use to it and knows how to use it correctly, it gives the most gorgeous highlight ever. I say how to use correctly because it has a bit of a gold yellow finish that might look so "new year's eve" over the top. 

A little close-up to give you a better idea. 

And swatched. 
You can really see the gold finish I told you about ( I went heavy hand on the swatch!)
This highlighter is one of a kind, I own nothing similar or even close.It was definitely worth running around London for an hour from Selfridges to Liberty of London to get my hands on it because it was pretty much sold out everywhere!

I'm not sure this highlighter would work with everyskin tone though... It's very special.
Have you ever tried Albatross? Thoughts on it ??
XO, Marilou 

Sunday, September 11, 2011

On my nails today : Punchy Pink

This, ladies, is my new nails motto. I'm all about the neon these days.
I used to wear my Punchy Pink by Essie only during my vacays on my toes but for a change I wore it on my nails with falsies on.
A bit tacky but I find the result so girly and gorgeous. I can't stop staring at my nails!

As you can see in the pictures below, it's extreeeemely bright (the flash made it look brighter though)
It's a plain pink with a matte finish (yuck) so a good shiny top coat is needed.

I was so amazed when seeing the result on camera that I took gazillion of pictures.
3 coats were needed here ! 

My false nails are from Nailene. I love these babies to death, they're just the simpliest way of getting false nails not looking too fake and cheap in 10 minutes. 

With natural light. *______* ( In awe face)

Glory to neon! My next neon purchase will be a yellow by American Apparel :)

Do you like my nails today ? 

XO, Marilou

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Liz Earle - Sheer skin tint

It's a skin thing ladies! I was extremely excited to get the opportunity to try the Liz Earle Sheer Tint . I worship Liz Earle skin care range = pure happiness concentrate for the skin, so try to picture my excitment when I heard that a make-up range was coming out. This was the only thing missing in this brand.

Described at "the natural bridge from skincare through colour", Liz Earle will be releasing very soon their new Sheer Tint. What it says :  "It is rich and creamy like a foundation, yet so lightweight it glides effortlessly onto the skin, blending easily to enhance natural skin tones. Designed for use all year round, our unique, high perfomance formulation leaves skin looking dewy, even and radiant, with the perfect level of coverage for every woman to achieve naturally beautiful skin" 

The packaging is very sleek yet simple . It comes in a tube which is very convenient when it comes to foundation. 

It contains mineral UV SPF 15 , which is a great thing as I always forget to apply my sunscreen first in the morning, natural source vitamin E, avocado and borage. I can't tell you how excited I am about the Vitamin E and avocado. These are ingredients I firmly believe are genuinely good for your skin and that you can use with no moderation whatsoever. So basically, a foundation that provides skin benefits = so far, so good !

It comes in 3 shades, I went for the lightest 01 Bare for these days when I just want to go not out so made up yet with my skin looking fresh and glowy (I've become addicted to wearing something on my skin , whether it is heavy foundation or light tinted moisturizer). 

What I thought :  When first swatched on my hand, it felt really rich and heavy, kind of like a concealer. When blended, *blown away face* it went from heavy to super lightweighted. The application onto the face was really pleasant, I used my fingers for once. You get a sheer to medium coverage finish that you can easily build up by applying an other layer of the Sheer Tint on disgracious part of your face . (Hello disgusting pores!)

You get a real dewy finish. I mean this is the dewiest finish I have ever got with a foundation. It's a good thing for me as I love dewy finish but this might feel so over the top dewy for a more oily skin. It has a bit of a smell that is not your usual Liz Earle botanical smell but it's very subtle and it disappears once applied onto the skin. I find this Sheer Tint different from my other foundations and I really like the result! I've been wearing it for the last three days and it lasts all day with a good make-up base (I use my La Roche Posay Nutritic) .  It has not dry my skin out at all, it feels actually more moisturized, great news for my dry patches! 

(Yes, finally a new hair colour , I went straight back to brunette!)

Sheer Skin Tint will be available from september 15th and retails at £21 available here
Will you be getting this Sheer SkinTint ? If you're excited about the new make-up range coming soon, clap your hands ! *clap clap clap clap clap * 

Xo , Marilou 

Friday, September 9, 2011

China Glaze - In The City

This is one of the nail polish I've ordered from the Metro Collection by China Glaze.
This is a purple smokey grey glittery varnish, with very tiny tiny glitters. Nothing massive.

I'm actually quite disappointed with this colour. I was expecting something way more stunning and I find the result a bit "blah". When in the bottle, it is super mesmerizing but once applied it losts that "sparkle".

I haven't wear it since I bought it, I'm just not super excited about what it looks like on my nails.
Even after FOUR coats, the insensity of the glitters wasn't au rendez vous. Ughh
Sad , because I was beyond happy to get my hands on this one. It happens ... that's the risk you take when ordering online ! 

I've been looking for an other massive glitter nail polish from Models Own called Silver Spangle but I can't seem to find it anywhere, even on their website (although they are swatches online)
Does anyone know where I could get it ? That's would be really helpful :)