woensdag 5 maart 2014

Style (Polyvore) Time!

Dear readers, 

Today I wanted to surprise you with a few outfits that I've made on the Polyvore website! I have basically made a few outfits inspired by my own personal clothing style. I also recently discovered that Lua P exactly wears everything that I love about clothes. She wears exactly what I would wear. She's amazing and I get really inspired by her.

Polyvore is a website where you can create your own personal style, and share it with the world! You can create outfits, set up a few ideas for your home, beauty, and lifestyle. 

PLEASE READ: Some of the items listed down below can be expensive. Please remind yourself that these items can be bought on other webstores for a much cheaper price.

Inspired By Lua P

Inspired by Lua P (LeHappy)

Velvet military style jacket

Black creeper shoes

Chloé chain bracelet

Ray-Ban sunglasses

Marvel's Fashionable Adventures

Marvel's fashionable adventure.

Dangerously Romantic

Dangerously Romantic

A P C button up shirt
€155 - mytheresa.com

Balmain jeans

Pull&Bear ankle boots
€73 - pullandbear.com

Hermès leather tote
€13.680 - cloutshoppe.com

Slouchy beanie
€3,09 - amazon.com

MAC Cosmetics lipstick
€12 - nordstrom.com

Love & Loyalty

Love & Loyalty

Crop top
€68 - celebboutique.com

Paige Denim jacket
€300 - mytheresa.com

Alice + Olivia short shorts
€280 - net-a-porter.com

Black sandals
€55 - newlook.com

Aéropostale backpacks bag
€22 - aeropostale.com

Michael kors jewelry
€180 - revolveclothing.com

Topshop lipstick
€12 - topshop.com



T shirt

€615 - diesel.com

High-waisted jean shorts
€29 - etsy.com

Yeswalker lace up boots
€19 - yesstyle.com

Cat eye sunglasses
€22 - shadesdaddy.com

Liquid eyeliner
€3,62 - target.com

Black nail polish

I have more beauty ideas and outfits ready for you to take a look at, on my own Polyvore Profile, so check it out HERE if you are interested! :-)

Also, today I spent a lot of my time on school work, so I haven't had time to draw. But I'm going to change that, because today I am going to draw. I have waited way too long for this.  


dinsdag 4 maart 2014

My Little Adventures Today

Dear readers, 

Today I went to school again after spring break. Before telling you what I've done at school and what not, I will tell you a little bit about the things I did when I had a week off.

When I had a week off, I went to the cinema to see "The Wolf Of Wall street". In my opinion the movie was very funny, but for some reason at the end of the movie it got just a TINY bit boring. But that could be just me. I also watched The Walking Dead, A LOT. I finished two seasons in just 3 days. Currently I'm at episode 10 of season 3, and I've really loved the show so far. I can't wait to start watching season 4.

Click HERE to see a trailer of The Wolf Of Wall Street
Click HERE to see a trailer of The Walking Dead (Season 1 Trailer)

School Day & Brainstorming

SO, about school. Today was just a bit boring. Just a regular day at school, refreshing my brains with some information, you know how it goes. After school I went to a Harley Davidson garage to see what kind of motorcycles they have. I love Harley Davidson motorcycles.

When I got home I saw my drawing tablet. I haven't drawn on Photoshop for quite a while, so I'm planning on starting to do that again. BUT, I first need to finish my cosplay project (I'm going to cosplay Arwen from LOTR), because I am going to Imagicon in march. I am really excited! I have already bought lenses (I have hazel/green eyes), a wig, and I started making the dress. The dress I am going to sew can be seen here. It's a long, beautiful dress with long sleeves, it was very hard to find the right kind of fabric, because the colors weren't bright blue, or very white (and those were the colors that I could buy only at the local fabric stores). Both colors of the fabric had a little bit of a grey tone in it. I had to drive for 1,5 hours to finally find the right color of fabric for the dress. I also will have to pay attention at the sleeves, because the pattern on it isn't the easiest one. Tough mission, but possible!

Watch HERE how Arwen is wearing her dress.

I hope I have slightly entertained you with my story, pictures and trailers/videos. I will be updating you on my journeys, cosplay projects, drawings on photoshop and paper, reviews, you name it! Maybe I will even post about things I get a lot of requests about!


maandag 3 maart 2014

NARS Review

Dear readers,

Today I'm going to do a review on two products that I bought for a cosplay project:

- NARS Sheer Matte Foundation (Light 1 Siberia)
- NARS Light Reflecting Pressed Powder 

I woke up, got ready for the day, and then it finally arrived; my products! It didn't take long to ship at all, it arrived after 3 days. Since I have very fair (pale) skin and my skin has a cool/pink undertone, I was on the hunt for a good foundation that matches my skintone but is also very light, almost one shade lighter than my own skintone. I have watched a lot of reviews and saw swatches of the product. It seemed like a good color to me, since NARS says that "Siberia" has a nice balance between a yellow (warm) and a pink (cold) undertone. It was also the lightest shade in the range, so I decided to take the risk and spend my money on it. It cost €40 (I live in The Netherlands).

What does NARS say about these products?

NARS Sheer Matte foundation:

"An oil-free, soft-matte-finish foundation with sheer, buildable coverage that controls shine throughout the day while evening the skin tone. Replete with skincare benefits and the NARS Complexion Brightening Formula, it leaves skin more luminous, softer and smoother. Used daily, Sheer Matte Foundation improves the skin's brightness and texture."

  • For normal, normal-to-oily and oily skin types
  • Oil free; absorbs oil and controls shine
  • Contains powerful anti-oxidants to protect against damaging free radicals and turmeric extract to improve skin's radiance and tone
  • Dermatologist tested. Non-comedogenic. Fragrance free.

This is what the bottle looks like on the picture (Light 1 Siberia)

Packaging and ingredients

There were a few Pro's and Con's about the bottle, packaging, ingredients, etc. 


- A nice, modern package with a nice matte black color
- Thick glass, probably won't break when you drop it (I do hope you won't drop it from a 2 meter height, because then it would probably break)
- A nice matte lid
- It doesn't contain SPF, which is nice for photos at Cosplay conventions


- There is no pump included, so there's a big chance that you spill foundation everywhere if you're not careful
- The lid becomes dirty very fast because of the matte color

Swatch time

The previous foundation that I owned was the Max Factor 3 in 1 Foundation in the shade Ivory (40).
I have compared a swatch from my old foundation with the new one. 

As you can see there definitely is a difference (the swatch on the right is from my old foundation)! I was really looking forward to trying it, so that is what I did.



I am a bit dissapointed about the foundation color. On the photo it looks just fine, but when you take a picture of me with a very good camera and I turn my face to the light, you can see that the foundation is a bit too yellow on my skin. I was a bit worried about it already, and unfortunately it doesn't match my undertone.

It is almost a watery consistency, it is just a bit creamy, and it dries fast, so make sure you warm the product with your fingers a little bit and apply it with your fingers.

I got the Light 1 Siberia shade, but there are more shades available right here.

To me it appears to be a light to medium coverage. It dried fast, and when I tried to apply a new layer of foundation, the first layer started "moving", it went out of place and got a bit powdery/flaky. When it is still wet it is easy to apply from the nose to the cheek.

Since I have normal skin (not too dry, not too oily) I do not notice it very well, but I applied moisturizer, and the foundation after. When the foundation dried, it didn't dry my skin, but it also didn't make my face look greasy, and I couldn't feel the foundation on my face.

The finish is all matte. I have a bit of an oily T-zone from time to time, so I could still see a little shine on my nose, but I kind of like a bit of shine on my face.

In my opinion, the price was a bit too expensive. I didn't like the fact that it dried really fast and couldn't really build up the foundation. 

What I like about the foundation:
It has a nice finish, I can not feel the foundation on my skin, and it really does what it says about the finish. My skin also feels smoother. It takes away the redness on my skin.

What I don't like about the foundation:
Unfortunately, the shade is too yellow for me. In my opinion, it is not a buildable foundation. It becomes flaky/powdery on the places you try to apply more.

NARS Light Reflecting Pressed Powder:

Light Reflecting Setting Powder - Pressed enhances the look of foundation without a trace of color and prolongs makeup wear. This silky powder is infused with Photochromic Technology which diffuses light and adjusts to new sources of light throughout the day. Fine lines, wrinkles and pores optically fade as skin is visibly smoothed.Revolutionary microfine mineral powders are loaded with glycerin and anti-oxidant vitamin E to help guard against dryness and keep skin comfortable all day. NARS exclusive Light Reflecting Complex optimizes light reflection on the skin.Soft, silky and luxurious to the touch and undetectable on the skin, this weightless formula applies evenly and blends effortlessly. Ideal for touch-ups, it helps regulate shine throughout the day and seamlessly sets foundation. Paraben-free. Fragrance-free. Non-Comedogenic.

Packaging and ingredients

There were a few Pro's and Con's about the packaging, ingredients, etc. 


- A nice, modern package with a nice matte black color
- It has a nice matte color, I like the mirror that is included
- A nice matte lid
- You get a free little bag to take the product with you wherever you go


- The matte color becomes dirty very fast
- You have to let the foundation dry before applying this product with a brush, because the foundation will get in the powder


After (without flash)

With Flash

I really love this product! It works perfect for me, it takes away the redness on my cheeks, it gives my skin a bit of a glow/radiance, it makes me look a lot more awake, and on pictures with flash my skin almost looks airbrushed! It was definitely worth all the money I spent on it.

Takes away redness, gives a natural glow on the skin, it's  perfect foundation finish, and also very good for photos (even with a flash).

In my opinion, the price was a bit expensive, but really worth my money. I had to pay €36 euros.

What I like about the powder:
It really gives the illusion of airbrushed, glowy skin. It took away the redness on my cheeks, and made me look a lot more awake, especially under my eyes!

What I don't like about the powder:
It didn't happen to me yet, BUT; there's a chance your foundation will get in the powder, if the foundation hasn't properly dried yet. It happens to almost every powder, but it is a bit of a shame to see a brownish color in such a nice, white canvas.

The products can be purchased right here
People from Europe should take a look on the European website 

I really hope this was helpful, and I will make sure to keep you updated on my foundation hunt!

Love, Annick