Monday, September 30, 2013

New in ⎥Trying to get colorful

Skirt : Naf Naf (here) // Jumpers: H&M and Primark
 Skinny jeans : Primark // Blue jumper : Benetton (here)


Fall being my favourite shopping season, here's a little peak at some of the items I got recently. I needed to stock on some white jumpers. They're my favourite during fall/winter, they go with everything and are so cosy. Then I needed to stock also on my favourite pair of skinny jeans from Primark. What I love about these ? They're only 15euros (they used to be 10€ though!) and they fit me perfectly. They also doesn't get all loose when you wear them and always stay super skinny (which happens a lot with the Zara jeans!) My wardrobe is basically full of grey, white and black that's why I've decided to spice it up a little bit and get myself some colours. I think blue is such a good way of getting some colours into your fall wardrobe without being too 'colourful'. I love this skater skirt from Naf Naf (I think it's  on sale now, here's another one that is on my wish list) and also this lovely sweater from Benetton (here) which is on sale now! I don't think I'll be doing anymore Youtube videos hence the New in post. Youtube is way too much time consuming so I prefer to focus on writing post, doing outfit of the day, make-up reviews and so on.

XO,MARILOU

My love for reality TV

I think it's time I face the truth. I have a serious addiction to reality tv shows. They're my guilty pleasure and I happen to love them even more than other real tv shows. This addiction started with The Hills, early on. If you follow me on Instagram or Twitter you must be aware of the fact that I'm a huge Lauren Conrad fan 'due to my previous addiction to The Hills'. 


Then, let's say 3 years ago I started watching the Bravo franchise 'The Real Housewives of...' which is a reality tv show showing the real life of housewives in many different US cities like Beverly Hills, Orange County, New Jersey, New York, Miami...  I'm obsessed with these shows, I have watched them all several times (meaning rewatching the whole seasons twice something thrice). They're my guilty pleasure for those times when I don't want to do anything, just lay in bed, get lazy and have a good TV time. I watch all the shows from The Real Housewives but I have a few favourites on my list. 

1. The Real Housewives of New York City 
2. The Real Housewives of New Jersey
3. The Real Housewives of Atlanta 
4. The Real Housewives of Orange County

How sad it is to create a little self-favourite top 4 tv reality show? haha




Also from Bravo, which is the best tv show channel out there in my opinion beating E! from far,
 I love to watch Million Dollar Listing, Shahs of Sunset, Gallery Girls, ...




Then we have one of my favourite tv show Jerseylicious which I find to be a bit scripted but still, 
I love it too much to care. I just love the whole New Jersey thingy going on.


 And then, I think almost everyone will agree with me saying that watching Keeping Up With The Kardashians is one of the best thing to do on a sunday evening and craving some trash tv moments. Although I haven't watch the latest season because I think the show has become a little bit too 'real tv show' in my opinion (the storys lines are just too calculated sometimes) I'm a sucker for those kind of moments that were aired on the show previously. 



To sum up this post. 


Do you have any reality tv show addictions like I have? I bet you do! haha
All the gifs come from my favourite tv gifs website http://realitytvgifs.tumblr.com

XO,Marilou

Sunday, September 29, 2013

Fall lipsticks


Make up for ever Rouge Intense Mat 5 ⎥ Mac Russian Red
Catrice Matt-erial Girl ⎥ Maybelline 24h Super Stay Always Plum

 Now that fall has officially kicked in, Indian summer is there, thankfully, but any hopes of wearing any summery clothes soon are gone. All I want to do is to wear my favourite fall lipsticks, drink a warm drink with marshmallows on top, cuddle in bed with a hot bottle of water and do long walk to admire the landscape changing. Believe me or not but It's only been a good year or so that I have been into wearing colourful lipsticks. Prior to that, I was only wearing nude lipstick (I can't even recall how many Mac Myth I have finished!) I really felt that with my green eyes and my 'brown/gingery' hair it was to safest, prettiest look to go for. I really felt that for some reasons red or pink lipsticks was looking so awful on me and making me look much older. The first I put red lipstick on me I thought I was looking like an old crazy lady, I guess that's because I really wasn't used to it! The crazy thing is that although I wasn't wearing any red/pink lipsticks I was still buying some just in case I would need one day haha. Last year I have been trying a lot of new look and finally tried the bright lips on me and I had so much good 'reviews' about it. It really made me felt stupid to think that I couldn't pull off that look because when it comes to red/pink lipsticks, everyone can wear it and pull that look off, you just have to find the perfect tone of red/pink that suit your skin tone, eye colour, taste etc. Don't get me wrong, I still love the nude lips look but from time to time I find it so versatile and fun to wear some bright lips and I'm so happy I finally took the plunge and feel comfortable with it now. 

My first favourite fall lipstick is the MUFE Rouge Intense 'Mat 5' which is such a gorgeous plum-y pink with  mat finish. The colour is exquisite and it lasts all day long! Then we have Mac 'Russian Red' also known as the most perfect red I own. This colour is my go-to vixen red. I love the texture, the finish, the shade is perfect and not to drying... That's a hit!  Next, one of my favourite lipstick of all time (although it's pretty recent) is the Catrice 'Matt-erial Girl'. Oh.my.god. Words can't describe how much I'm in love with this colour. It's a bit more dark in real life and has the most amazing fuschia/plum shade. It was only 3,99€ too #bargain! And eventually, I couldn't write a post without mentionning a good ol' plum lipstick right? Plum lips are so trendy for fall and I sure do love to pull that look off! My favourite one is the Maybelline Super Stay 24h in 'Always Plum'. It is such an intense shade and the lasting is so incredible. I have already three lipsticks from that range and I actually intent to get them all haha.

Make up for ever Rouge Intense Mat 5 ⎥ Mac Russian Red
Catrice Matt-erial Girl ⎥ Maybelline 24h Super Stay Always Plum




Which one if your favourite ? What is your favourite fall lipstick? :-)

XO,MARILOU

Saturday, September 28, 2013

Coco Mademoiselle has my heart


Coco Mademoiselle is finally mine. I have to say it was love at first smell! Since I had a sniff of this little gem I just knew this had to be my next perfume. I received this (and other gifts, I've been super spoiled haha) for my 25th birthday and I have been obsessed with it since I got it. When I opened it and saw that it was a 200ml bottle I was so shocked (yet so happy, you can imagine), I hope I will managed to last this bottle for a whole year as I usually finish my perfume in 6 months! It is such a chic and sophisticated smell. The packaging is so lush too and the perfume lasts for hours and hours. No wonder why this is the best selling perfume from Chanel! I remember trying this when I was 'younger' and I thought that the smell was a bit too 'mature' for me at the time but now that I've turned 25th I think I'm ready to enter the 'more mature' perfume category, right? haha.

XO,Marilou

Friday, September 27, 2013

Playlist⎪ Cool


This is my new TGIF song! Haha

XO,MARILOU

These are a few of my favourite things



Happy friday :D

XO,MARILOU

Thursday, September 26, 2013

China Glaze⎥Pool Party


Today is going to be such a gorgeous Indian summer day. In that honor I would like to present you my choice of nail polish for the day : China Glaze Pool Party. *summertime sadness* This is the most exciting neon colour ever. It has replaced my beloved flip flop fantasy (as the bottle was empty and It's really hard for me to repurchased the same nail polish twice, I like to change and discover new ones!) and I have been wearing this all summer long. It's sad that I couldn't capture the true neoness of this little gem as it is really SUPER duper neon between orange/coral and pink. It's such a gorgeous colour, I had to wear this....one....last....time..... Now, we know that fall is just around the corner so I'm gonna enjoy this beautiful day with my lovely nail polish until falling into the 'purple-dark-sparkly-taupey' mode once and for all! My plan for today is to look for a job and treat myself if I ever find those damn black Zara boots I want for so long but can't find anywhere! 

Have a great day :D

XO,MARILOU

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

New in ⎥Winter boots



Two pairs of booties I've received for my birthday! I have been so obsessed with these boots I can't wait to wear them. The first pair is from Zara and although they look ultra shiny and therefore might not  be to the taste of everyone I think they look absolutely amazing on! I'm so glad I received them as I know they will look amazing with a plain outfit or with a little dress and a leather jacket too! The second pair is from New Look and I just love the whole chunky/rock/combat boots look going on. They're so comfy too. Now I just need to buy a pair of boots with heels and I'll be 100% ready for winter!

Zara boots (here) // New look boots (couldn't find them online)

XO,MARILOU

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Summer favourites




I know, I'm super late to the party. Summer is already gone and I haven't had time to do my summer favourites before so here it is! I have been obsessed with my Make Up For Ever Mist & Fix as it is the best mist to make your make-up lasts all day long and give that extra glow needed. Will be repurchasing this little gem for sure. In the blush department, I have been loving my Nars Orgasm (but forgot to put it in the picture!) and also my Benefit Dandelion, as it gives the most lovely pink colour on the cheeks. On the lips, I have been using my Catrice Don't Fear The Sheer lipstick over and over again. It just gives the most amazing peachy-coral finish. The Bourjois BB Gloss also has been a huge favourite of mine this summer. The UNE 3 in 1 mascara has been my go-to mascara this summer as it gives the most amazing long, clump-less lashes but still looking quite natural and not overdone. (Now that fall has kicked in, all I want to do is wear false lashes haha) And finally my summer foundation has without a doubt been the Bourjois Happy Light. I have used this to the extend that's it's FINISH. Just like the Happy Light Serum. These two combined give the most amazing dewy, natural finish. This is a combo I love so much and will be repurchasing for sure. The give me that extra tan look that I love so much, I have also been using the Bourjois BB Bronzing Cream. I have finished this also, that's how much I love this stuff! And finally, the extra glow needed for summer with Benefit High Beam. I haven't used this all summer as I bought it in August but it's such an amazing product that I had to put it in my summer favourites (atlhough this can enter the all year favourites too!)


Now that fall is finally here my whole make-up routine is going to change. Bye bye BB creams, sheer lipsticks and welcome smokey eyes, plum lips!

XO,MARILOU

Monday, September 23, 2013

Playlist ⎥ Lies


I love this song so much just as much as I love Marina & The Diamonds.
Happy monday!

XO,MARILOU

Sunday, September 22, 2013

The birthday edition ⎥Sparkles, pink & tutu

Dress: TFNC Heavenlee (here)


 It's official! I just turned 25 years [old]. I had such a lovely birthday as I told you. This is the outfit I wore to the birthday date night at the restaurant. I really think that this dress (here) was the perfect dress for my 'big day'. It was a little on the short side though but...hey If you can't wear a very short tutu sparkly dress the day of your 25th birthday...then I don't know when you can, haha! Although turning 1/4 of a century is a bit scary, I feel so blessed for being healthy, having all my family around me and I also feel proud of the things I have achieved so far. I can only hope for even better 25 years to come (that would be me turning 50 OMG....) Until then, I hope you're enjoying your sunday :D

Jacket: Vintage shop // Dress: TFNC (here) // Lipstick : Maybelline Infinitely Fuchsia // Earrings : Asos (here


XO,MARILOU


Saturday, September 21, 2013

The birthday edition ⎥ Maxi dress & Marshmallow


First of all, thank you so much to everyone that took the time to wish me a happy birthday. It really made my day even better than it was! I think I had to best, most perfect day for my 25th birthday. The weather was so lovely, no rain (not even a little bit!), I had so much fun shopping in Antwerp with my boyfriend! We went shopping all day (and I got treated!) then during the end of the afternoon we stopped by the American Food Store near Antwerp (here) This place is heaven on earth for foodies addict like me. There was so much stuffs that were new to me like the Butter fingers or the Marshamallow fluff (which is a creamy marshmallow you can apply on your bread... I mean, seriously?) Then we spent the evening at a lovely restaurant with my gorgeous TFNC dress and it was really delicious! I feel so blessed, this birthday was really special. I have lost my voice from all the talking and laughing all day. I'm heading to bed now with a really big smile and happy heart (It's not even midnight...old lady much?) ;-)

Dress: Asos // Bag: Zara (here) // Necklace: Asos (here)

XO,MARILOU


Thursday, September 19, 2013

Beauty haul (The balm, Catrice, Benefit, Xen Tan,...)



My new beauty haul video is up! Can't wait to try my new Xen Tan products. 

XO,MARILOU

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Currently obsessing ..


Blair Eadie Bee is one of my favourite fashion blogger out there (www.atlantic-pacific.blogspot.com)  She lives in the US and her style is always so chic, versatile and fun. I love how she mixes and matches patterns and colours. That's exactly why I don't even buy fashion magazines anymore...I could spend hours on her blog admiring her sense of style and getting some inspiration! Also every time I read her blog, I want to go blonde (although I know this ain't a colour for me)

Who is your favourite, biggest inspiration fashion wise on the blogosphere ?

XO,MARILOU



Monday, September 16, 2013

Coconut oil

Aman Prana Coconut Oil (12,50€)

This is it, I have finally took the plunge and bought my very first jar of coconut oil. I've been wanting to try this 'miraculous' oil for such a long time, I don't know what took me so long. After hearing that it's good to moisturize your skin/hair in depth  I just knew we were meant to be reunited one day or another. It's obviously much better to get a 100% natural, unrefined coconut oil as you really want to get all the natural benefits from it. The one I got is extra virgin and wasn't too expensive, the guy at the bio store told me that I could apply it on my hair and face as well as eating a spoon of it once a day to moisturize the skin and hair from the inside (that's when he really got my attention).I know that sounds a bit gross as the texture is so gooey but I would do ANYTHING to get my moisture back! I was really surprised by the texture as it has a creamy/solid texture at first then when you apply it, it transforms into oil. The smell is...without any surprise the smell of coconut. I personally loooove it but I know that that smell might be  so disgusting to some other people. 

The effect I noticed the first morning after applying it : my hair were looking very shiny once washed (I kept the mask on all night) and very nourished. My skin was looking much youthful and a bit wrinkle less than usual! It really moisturizes well my skin and I'm obsessed with it now. I use it every night as it's too oily to use for daytime. I also eat a spoon of it every morning to get that extra moisture that I lack  all the time. I haven't seen any result of my little experimentation yet but I'll keep you posted if it works! 

XO,MARILOU

Sunday, September 15, 2013

Birthday wish list ⎥ part 3

Birthday wish list part 3

1. Chanel Coco Mademoiselle // 2. Zara Messenger Bag with zips (here)  // 3. Zara coat with leatler sleeves (here)
 Lauren Conrad beauty book (here) // Chanel Volume mascara 




And finally, the part 3 of my very long birthday wish list is HERE!Can you believe I don't already have the Lauren Conrad Beauty book? I certainly can't!! I have already got myself the Zara bag and coat for my birthday as a little treat from myself to myself as they were only few sizes left and I knew that with my luck they would be out of stock by next week so... 

The Chanel Volume mascara has been on my mind for a while as my friend uses it and it makes her lashes look so incredible, I'm drooling over her lashes every time I see her anyway! And finally the Coco Mademoiselle perfume by Chanel is also on my long birthday wish-list as it's the girliest smell out there and it has something so elegant about it as well :) 

XO ,MARILOU

Saturday, September 14, 2013

Oh Hello


It's the WEEKEND. One week left til my birthday and the rain won't go away.
I have to left for work now I'm running a bit late to catch my train....thanks to taking pics :-)

XO,MARILOU