If you have been following me or know me for a while you know that I have been struggling with skin issues for the longest of time. I have had so many ups and downs with my skin, not only with acne and hyper-pigmentation on my face but chest and back. It is so annoying and definitely lowered my self-esteem.
I have some really good news to share, I passed my thesis defence! So that means that I am officially going to GRADUATE! Super cool & exciting, right?! I do find so myself!! Even though I am done with my Bachelor study, I am looking forward to starting something new 😉 ( I will share in the future) Currently I have my part-time job at Zara and seeing that I will not have to stress with school stuff anymore, I can now get back to Blogging & Vlogging. On my free days I am now going to dedicate them to being keeping myself busy with the things I love. [Creating content of course] I am extremely looking forward to what is to come. 😀
So starting off on a good note I created a make-up tutorial in collaboration with CocooAndCurls. We decided to do a make-up look which included something green. Below is the video of what I put together, a make-up look which included a POP of green in the waterline. This went live on Sunday, so check out the video below & don’f forge to give it a thumbs-up. For Cocoo’s video just have a quick look in the description box!
On Monday May 16th, I went to the Keukenhof with my family who is currently visiting me from my home, Saba. Keukenhof is also known as the Garden of Europe which is one of the world’s largest flower gardens. It is amazingly beautiful & has so many different flowers. When you first think about visiting a flower garden you may just think ‘Why would I want to see flowers and visit a flower garden?‘ but trust me it is an experience worth experiencing. 🙂
Below I added some pictures that I took during our visit. To get to the Keukenhof we took a tram, train, bus and then walked around the area. The trip from where I live took about 1 hour and a half. My favourite was the blue orchid however, at every section we kept on saying ‘Oh this is pretty…No this is pretty…Ohh well they are ALL PRETTY’. At no point could you just choose one favorite because they all had unique traits which made the whole garden exceptionally perfect. During the visit to the garden there was about a 15 minutes shower of rain and we quickly had to seek shelter due to the fact that we weren’t fully prepared. However, after it rained I took even more stunning pictures because the rain drops gave a wet texture to the petals. And in my option these pictures came out BEST!
My lilac bomber is from FashionNova and it is called the ‘Picture Me Rollin’ Jacket – Lilac’. This is the perfect spring time bomber that I found online. I haven’t ran into anyone that has anything like it in the Netherlands. I also got a lot of compliments on my lippie colour which complimented my lilac bomber!
First video on my YouTube Channel for the year. In the video I share with you a look I wore over the weekend and I call it my ‘Red Lips Glam’. GRWM stands for Get Ready With Me, these videos are very popular on YouTube and I love creating them. This look was created using three shadows from the the Morphe 35O palette. This palette is very versatile and a lot of different looks can be created using it. This is a simple look that does not have too much shadows used and is easily to blend. Do you have it as yet?
On the day that I filmed I also took some beautiful pictures outside of my make-up look. Below I have added some pictures showing you how it looks in natural day light.
A while back I received the 35O – 35 COLOR NATURE GLOW EYESHADOW PALETTE! This is a great must-have; natural to glam palette that every glamour girl should have! Morphe palettes are usually always sold out so if you get the chance to get your hands on anyone GRAB IT (you won’t be sorry).The finish of the shades run from matte to shimmer and then natural to orange burnt to browns. Gorgeous shades, appropriate for all skin tones. Adding to that the pigmentation of these eyeshadows are very vibrant and the blend-ability is also easy. So you can use these shades to create a fancy cut crease or even a simple statement daytime look. This one is my first Morphe palette and I am looking forward to my next purchase from them.
You can purchase this palette as well as other online at Morphe products from MorpheBrushes located in America and Boozyshop located in the Netherlands.
Dimensions of Palette:
Width: 6 1/2″
Number of Pans: 35
Pan Size: 1″
Follow my Instagram @SJs_Obsessions for make-up looks that I will share of looks created using Morphe 35O Palette!
It is time that I share with you this weeks ‘Weekly Wednesday Obsession’. This week my featured obsession is the Sacha Buttercup Setting Powder (See pictures below).
[INFORMATION FROM THE WEBSITE]
“Buttercup is completely flash-friendly, with just one shade for all skin tones and skin types. It can be used to highlight, set your concealer or can be applied liberally over the entire face. It does not give off the white cast or turn ashy in bright lighting or photos, as with other setting powders. Buttercup Powder absorbs oil, reduces shine and keeps your face matte for hours. It is finely milled so it glides onto the skin, blends easily and softens the appearance of fine lines and pores, without looking caked on.”
Before going to Saba on vacation I asked my Aunt to order me some items from ColourPop. The list of the items that I chose were as follows;
Shadow – Bandit + Game Face + On the Rocks + Sunnies
Pressed Pigment – Erotic
Blush – Cheerio
Lippie – Ellarie + Fancy
Lippie Pencil – Fern
The packaging at ColourPop is AMAZING! It is so very clean & is strictly connected with their house-style/brand. The box that the goodies came in was also very well protected and the information cards were also clearly detailed.
Below I have some pictures to share with you how they looked. (BTW: Game Face is my fav. eyeshadow by far) If you have any questions feel free to ask!
On Friday May 29th, I finally received my order from Coloured Raine. The order was placed on April 29th and then shipped from the America to the Netherlands on May 5th. The shipping time felt like it took a long time to arrive, but when I made the order I was unaware that it can take about 15 business days to arrive. Adding on top of that once it left the “Departing Processing Centre” you could no longer track it. This is for all international orders, it is no longer trackable unless it is sent via a priority mail.
I was a bit nervous that the package would not arrive but it did! 🙂 YAYYY I am extremely happy with them and can not wait to continue using them.
On my YT Channel I have also made a video on my ‘unboxing’ and first impression of the purchase. Have a look at my video and see what I think about Coloured Raine Matte Lip Paints!!
Here is a preview of what the Matte Lip Paint look like. In the second picture (left to right is Suite Raine, Soul & Mars).
Here you are able to have a look at how they looked on me!
Leave a comment & let me know what you think about matte lip paints.
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