Hi guys, this blogpost is our first blogpost that is only about one item. This one is an earring we got send by an amazing friend who lives here in Belgium. She handmakes her own jewels and we thought we might collaborate. One year ago we got a gift from this brand, Isa en Rosa, and we loved it. Then with Christmas we, again, got earring from them and surprise surprise, loved them too. So a collab was a great idea. We got two earrings, because there are two of us, by choice. When they arrived in the mail we immediatly put them on and adored them! Today there is going to be a review of the first pair and in a few weeks there is going to be another review of the other pair. Enjoy!
The one we are going to review today is the silver one. We chose to go silver and gold because I, Lisa has a silver helix and I, Sarah loves gold in combination with my skintone. The silver one is very nice and in the picture it looks a little different than in real life. When it arrived we immediatly saw something we didn’t know when we ordered it and LOVED it. It has a feather-style with the forms but if you want to wear them, the wire is longer than the ear so you can see that there is two sides. Really difficult to explain but if you look at the picture, you will see it. We think this makes the earring not just a “normal” earring but a bit more special and this was a really nice surprise. The material is also very nice and not irritating on the ear.
This is a very short blogpost but this means that there is only positive things to say about. We really love working with Isa en Rosa and she is so sweet! The collaboration was very nicely and the shipping wasn’t more than a workweek. We adore these jewels and in a few weeks we will keep you updated about the gold earrings!
Love, S and L
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Hi guys and welcome to a new blogpost. Today we have a really special one. It is about faux bangs which means that this is a hairstyle where you have the look of bangs without cutting them. This blogpost is for those who always wanted to cut bangs but never had the courage to do it. Well so are we. If you look at bangs, not everyone can pull it of. You have different shapes of your head; round, heart, oval,… and not every shape can pull a nice bang off. We have the perfect solution for you.
We tried to make bangs out of the ends of our hair but of course actual bangs look a bit more ‘realistic’ as they say. But we are now making a blogpost about it to help you guys figure out if bangs is something you want and if you can pull it of. Want to know how? Keep on reading!
What you will need
⇢ A comb
⇢ Little rubber bands
⇢ Bobby pins (we used 2-3, depends on the thickness of your hair)
⇢ A hat
Let the game begin
- Take a section from the front of your hairline and put it in a little ponytale with a little rubber band.
- Tale the ends of the ponytail and place these ends of your hair on the front of your head. try to place it right and if it doesn’t stay you can always take a straighting iron to place it just right.
- Is it in a good place? Then set it with dome bobbypins on the top of your had.
- Now you have bangs! But wait… It isn’t very cute to walk around with these bobbypins on the top of your head. To make it more realistic, take a hat and put it one like you would usually do. The bobbypins are on the top of your head so if you put the hat on, no one can see anything!
And there you have it, your own bangs without cutting anything off! Amazing right? This is the perfect way to see if bangs is something for you.
Good luck and be sure to take a picture and send it to us!
Love, S and L
We went shopping! It’s january so that means sales. All the stores are giving amazing discounts and we scored some pretty good deals. But of course we couldn’t resist looking (and buying) some pieces from the new collection.
The first store we went to is ZEB. It took us a while but we finally went to the new ZEB store and it looks incredible and best of all it sells amazing brands like Astrid Black Label, Calvin Klein, MANGO, Marcel and so many more! The best thing is they sell brands from amazing Belgian designers.
MANGO always has amazing clothes and that’s no different this season. We bought a black jumpsuit and a black and white striped T-shirt with mid-length sleeves and two straps at the top with you can tie into a loose knot. Paired together it makes a perfect outfit. You can style them apart but we love the casual look.
Astrid Black Label
We fell in love with this black pullover. It has little cut-outs on the top and it is this detail that gives the sweater that extra spice. The material is very soft and easy to wear. We think it will look good paired with checkered pants and a chunky boots.
We love this grey sweater from BlendShe. The material is super soft and comfy. It can be styled in many different ways maybe with ripped jeans and white sneakers or with a slim fitted skirt. This is that basic sweater you need in your wardrobe.
We love the collection Polienne x CKS and when we saw this blue and white striped pullover we had to buy it! The pullover is soft and falls amazing on the body. The bows on the sleeves give the sweater a classy touch.
Scotch & Soda
We love Scotch & Soda. All of their pieces are so unique and make every outfit pop. We had our eye on a pleated skirt and when we saw it was on sale we jumped at the opportunity and bought it!
The skirt comes in three colors, and we love the silver one. You can dress it up or make it a bit more casual by combining it with a lovely sweater.
Because it is the end of january, we thought a january haul was perfect. The brands we bought are a really good recommendation because they have really nice quality and are pretty affordable. Hope you enjoyed this blogpost and see you next time!
Love, S and L
Last week I did a room make-over. A whole new transformation can make me feel so happy and ‘put together’. Because my room make-over had a lot of succes I also did a desk make-over. I spend not that much time in here unless I have to do something for the blog or want to write some things down on my laptop when I feel like it. But lately I didn’t felt ‘home’ in my desk area. I never spend time there anymore and didn’t felt motivated to get stuff done. So I thought why not my a desk make-over. And when I did, I felt good. I was motivated and was happy because everything was organized again.
In the picture above you can see how organized everything is again. My desk was in the center of the room and when I lifted my face up I was seeing against a wall. I couldn’t look outside and that was something very important for me. When the weather is nice with a little sunshine I love to look outside. Then I feel happy. So I changed the direction of the desk with the front against the window so I could look outside. My room always has to have a bit of nature in it so I put some cacti in it and one plant to feel natural. Some books to read when I feel unmotivated and my diary to keep everything together and write things down. Now I am happy with my transformation. When you feel unhappy, unmotivated and want a change. Just change the things in life where you want to spend more time in. My desk is something where I work when necessairy and now I can work with a happy face! Just change the little things in life when you feel like it can change your mindset.
Love, S and L
When you look at my room three things come up. Little, a lot of things and not that special. I am someone who is very attentive to the interior of a room. It can be any kind of room, the bedroom, desk-area … But where I go, I have to motivated by the appearance of the room. The I want to do a lot of business stuff, I need to go to my desk area because there I feel home. I feel that it’s my space, in my style and all organized which keeps me motivated.
My room is pretty little. I have one big bed which takes up – a lot – of space. So I always have to organize everything to make my room as “big and spacious” as possible. But lately it was getting messy and unattractive which makes me feel unorganized. So I decided to choose one day, to organize everything in my closet, everything in my room. Decorate it how I like and feel good about this.
I first started with organizing my closet. This was a real mess. Normally everything has it’s “place” and now it was all in random places and nothing like me. I took everything out and organized it by colour and type. Shirts with the shirts, all the pants together and all the skirts and dresses together. Also because I have to work in white and black, I took all of these items out of the closet and organized in on my clothingspace in the room itself. I have this IKEA hanger to put my clothes on I always wear. So this is very easy to just put something on really quick and start the day. In my closet I have hangers for all of my dresses I can’t – or don’t want – to fold. These ones I also organized by colour. The pictures below are the before pics of my room!
When my closet with the clothes was ready, I wanted to take my “vanity” and clean this up. This was all disarranged and now I organized it too. My everyday things I put in my Ted Baker bag and the rest in it’s place. I also had to clean everything up because I have a dust allergy so the top of my closet was full of dust. This was a real bummer to clean up because it was very dusty and I had to sneeze all the time. But now my room is dust-free!
I like to change the arrangement of my room so what I did now was put my bed in a different place and put the IKEA clothingrek in my room. Put some throw pillows on the bed and VOILA. There is the whole room make over!
Well hello again! Today we have a new blogpost for you guys about travelling. The trip to Amsterdam wasn’t with the two of us but with me (Lisa) and my boyfriend. This is why I am writing this article today and not the both of us. Here I will talk about the whole experience and do’s and don’ts.
Our plan was to wake up at 6 am to drive the our and half to the little village next to Amsterdam, which is called Zaandam. When we were booking our rooms we started to look at the pictures of Zaandam and noticed that this wasn’t some common village. No, this was really special with al the green and white big apartments and houses. It was really special. But because we left our home at 6.30 am we arrived around 8am in Zaandam. We checked in and got directly to our room. This room was gorgeous! By the way we stayed at the Inntel hotel in Zaandam. Because of the 1.5 our drive we stayed in the room for 30 minutes to freshen up but then took the train to Amsterdam. We were so excited!
Arriving at the trainstation in Amsterdam we immediatly saw all the beautiful buildings and all the tourists, it was very nice. We also had a lot of luck with the weather because it was blue sky when we arrived and just once we had a little rain. Because we were starving we went to the first restaurant we could find to have some lunch. A half our later we decided to go to the Body Worlds museum. This is all about the human anatomy and illnesses some people have and the effect on the body. It is very interesting and because my boyfriend is studying nursing this was very interesting for him. Next up we went to the famous shoppingmal of the Netherlands which is “de Bijenkorf”. Here you have a lot of handbags but also many makeup brands en jewellery. This was truly amazing. Because Amsterdam is famous for her canals we decided to walk trough the neighbourhood. All the little boats on the beautiful canals and the little bridges. It was just perfect and very romantic.We walked and walked and walked until we were tired and took the train back to Zaandam. There we had a lovely dinner in the restaurant and went to sleep early for the next adventure.
The next morning we got our breakfast and took our car to a local parking in Amsterdam. Because we had to check out the hotel we couldn’t use their parkinglot so we had to drive to Amsterdam. There we decided to go to the shoppingstreet and tulipmarket. This market was so colourful because of al the different tulips. There was also a local market with little shops on the street. This was so nice to just walk around and chill. Because we were tired, we went to Starbucks for 30 minutes to rest and drink some energy for the next hours of walking. Amsterdam is walking, walking and walking. Because we booked our trip a little late we couldn’t reserve tickets for the Anna Frank house but then that is for the next time…
New month means new font for my bullet journal. Because Sarah is on her ski vacation, I am taking over our blog today. February is a special month for me. My birthday is the 3th, it’s my first full month at my new job and of course it’s valentine month. That’s why I have drawn some hearts on the front page to make it a bit more in theme. First I have to say, I am not very good at handlettering or drawing. But I did my best and am pretty happy with what I created.
February is, like I already said, a pretty special month for me. My birthday, valentine etc. But besides these events, I also feel pretty good about myself. I got a new job that I really like and it’s my first full month here. I began in the middel of january and I already got a lot of experience to start february as good as possible. I work at a little jewellery store in my hometown so it can be pretty quiet because I don’t live in a busy city. But because it is quiet, I have plenty of time to clean everything up and make the store as beautiful and cosy as possible for our clients.
I have written some main goals on the front page. This is to motivate myself this month with what I do. These three elements are very important to me and that is getting better at blogging, and working really good. This motivates me because when I open my journal I can directly see what my goals are and I can try to achieve them everytime I open it.
To make it is colourfull as possible I always use my pastel highlighters from Stabilo. These are my favourite ones because they are very vintage and aren’t as bright as normal highlighters. I really love a pop of colour but not to extreme so these are perfect for me.
This is my bullet journal for february. Ofcourse because the month just began, there will be somme new changes trough the month. If you want me to update you guys at the end of the month about what my bullet journal has become. Be sure to leave it in the comments!
Bath and Body
Our first gift was a perfume. It is the one from Armani Diamonds and smells delicious. It isn’t a floral or sweet scent but more abstract and powerful.
Taking a bath is one of the things we like to do when we are stressed and want to relax. But of course with a very nice scent and products. As presents we got a box of body soaps, creams, scrubs from Rituals. It is The Ritual of Hammam and with eucalyptus. This scent is perfect for a lazy pampering evening. Also the shower gel of La Vie Est Belle is very good to have. It smells just like the perfume and because of the combination of these two you will have a very strong but good scent. Ideal for that evening dinner with your friends.
Sleep is very important and crucial for a good day. Because we have some sleeping problems we got a body lotion to help us sleep more. You put the body lotion before you go to sleep on your skin and helps you fall asleep. We are very excited to try this and will keep you updated!
Money Money Money
Because of all the cash and all your gift and credit cards you obviously need something to store this in and what more ideal than a nice wallet. We both got one and we are very happy about it. They are both little for the purpose that we can have a lot of room in our purse for other stuff. The first one is black with gold detailing. It is from our favorite store & Other Stories. The second one is purple-red colored and also with gold details. This one is from Fossil.
Wake Up and Make Up
Something we both put on our Christmas list is makeup. Last year we got the Naked Smokey Palette and the NYX palettes but this year we asked for other brands. & Other Stories has a big collection of makeup and we got one of the eyeshadow palettes. These colors are rose-gold and brown to give your eyes a pop of colour but still neutral. Also from Zoeva we got makeup. Not eyeshadows but a face palette including highlight, contour and blush. These colors ar very subtle but still pretty.
Our last palette was from BE Creative Makeup and has such nice colors with very good pigmentation. It has a lot of shimmer but also matt to create that perfect look.
We also got a “Luxe Eye Shadow” from Bobby Brown in the colour “Heat Ray”. And to finish of the look we got a lipstick from & Other Stories in the colour “Mauva Joyau”.
Looks and Books
We are getting a bit repetitive but yes we got another gift from & Other Stories. I think everybody knows we love to shop there! We got this brown sweater with an amazing floral print and some glitter detail. This would look perfect on a black leather skirt.
Shoes… Something to top off that perfect outfit are some nice boots. We got the dark grey high boots from Scapa. They fit perfect around the ankle which makes it very elegant and easy to walk in.
Because we started blogging we wanted a book to help us. Our aunt gave us a book from Emma Gelaude
about her career and blog. We hope this will help and inspire us to make a career in the fashion business.
Sunday, that day of the week where you just don’t have to do anything and can spend your whole day in bed. In this blogpost you will see what we both like to do on our sundays when we can just chill the day away. Not thinking about the next Monday when we have to work or go to school but just have no duties planned. To some up, sleeping till 10am, watching some YouTube videos and scrolling on Instagram. Catching up on TV-shows and reading some beauty magazines. Yes, that is mostly it for the day.
When we wake up the first thing we do is watch hours and hours videos from our favourite Youtubers. If you want our top 10 of YouTube be sure to comment it below! Scrolling on Instagram and getting some inspiration for new articles on our Instagram and Blog. These two social media platforms inspire us the most because you can see everyone around the whole world doing what they love. Some of them have own books written and our favourite is from Emme Gelaude. This book is a MUST READ! It is such an inspiration for those who seek creativity and want to make a career in what they love. Definitely Sunday material.
Finishing our blogpost that we upload on Sunday at 3pm is a priority. We both try our best to do this two times a week and sometimes it is hard with our busy lives but until now we have made it. So when we wake up we go have some breakfast and start reading our blog for details.
Reading some magazines about beauty tips and tricks, different fashion styles and gossip about famous stars is really Sunday Funday! This is also an amazing platform for inspiration but mostly then to see what kind of products we can test for future blogposts. And ofcourse again, catching up on our favourite tv shows. We both ahve the same taste in shows and our faves our mostly Keeping Up With The Kardashians, Young Sheldon, Big Bang Theory, This Is Us and the most amazing tv-show ever made: Game of Thrones. Ofcourse we still have many many other we really like but these are bingewatch material!
This short blogpost is just a little article about what we love to do on chill sundays. Ofcourse not every week is planned like this, we also have things to do on our sundays but this can sometimes be so entertaining and time for yourself is very important. Keep that in mind!
Thank you so much for reading this blogpost and see you Wednesday at 3pm for our next one.
Love, S and L
Two weeks have passed since Christmas eve. If u read our last blogposts you know we got a lot of presents that contained makeup. Not every brand is as perfect as the other. If you know something is drugstore price or more high end, you will know what the quality of the product is. And because these were presents and we didn’t know what the prices was of some products we thought to try these products out for two weeks, than see what we think about it and then look up the price to compare. Sounds fun right? Let’s go!
P.S. In this article you mostly see the packaging of the products and not the eyeshadows itself. In our latest blogpost containing these makeup products you can see the eyeshadow!
Eyeshadow palette from & Other Stories. First of all, these colours are all shimmery. For someone who doesn’t want to bring a lot of makeup while travelling as an example this could me ideal. Four different colours is perfect to mix up your look every night. One thing we think is that it would have been better if these colours were two shimmers and two mattes. Because then you could do a smokey eye and with only four shimmers is it a bit difficult. Still the pigmentation is very nice!
Now most importantly the price … €19! & Other Stories isn’t a very cheap store and because of this product and the packaging we think this is a very good price. It isn’t cheap but for this shop it is pretty decent!
The next one is our ZOEVA palette. This contains a highlighter, contour colour and blush. We are very happy about this palette because the pigmentation is awesome! Certainly the highlighter is amazing. Just one swipe with a brush on the product and then on the face which gives such a nice glowy finish. The contour is also very pigmented! With one swipe you can go a long way!
We already knew that ZOEVA isn’t very cheap but also not to expensive. So we thought we would take a look on the website and saw that this was €15 which is a very very good price we think! For a highlighter, contour and blush in such a nice package! This is incredible!
Because reviewing all of our presents from two weeks ago is A LOT we thought to take
our last eyeshadow which is from Bobbi Brown. We know this brand is pretty high and
so the quality must be good. This is one eyeshadow in this perfect gold packaging. When we got this present, this was the eyecatcher. Not the colour but the packaging! No no, ofcourse the most important part of this product is the eyeshadow itself so after two weeks we tried it and we think this is amazing. Not everyone likes this metallic look but we do. We mostly go with nude colours but with this one we place it on the eyelid just to give the nude shades some more colour. Bobbi Brown isn’t cheap so we were very curious about the price. This product was €32 and we think this is a bit much… Of course a big part of the price is for the brand but still if u see at the other palettes you see that for less money you can get more…
Look One – A Little Black Dress
A little black dress. A timeless piece. And when it comes to Christmas it is the perfect outfit.
We love black dresses from Ted Baker. They are so easy to wear because of their perfect length and have beautiful gemstones which give the dresses the perfect amount of glamour. We styled them with some earrings with gemstones to match the dresses. For shoes we are wearing black heels. To bring in some colour, we topped the outfit of with this blue velvet purse.
The dresses from & Other Stories are also perfect for the festive season. This velvet wrap dress is perfect to wear at a party because it gives you so much warmth and it looks very cute with pointy heels. These ones from New Look work perfect with the dress because of the gold detail. The little gold details on the dress match with the shoes and give the dress something extra. For accessories, we kept it simple and wore some gold hoops that we got at a Winter fair.
We may have a few too many of them but can you really have too much little black dresses?
Look Two – Lady in Red
This second look is bold and perfect for standing out in a big crowd. Even if you combine it with a sophisticated blouse it works perfectly for a dinner party. Plus red gives you that extra bit of confidence and it is the colour for the next two seasons. We went for this red dress from &Other Stories. We combined it with a blouse is from Review. To finish the outfit we added some black heels and gold or silver jewelry will work either way.
Look Three – Lady in Red II
Our third look is a twist on the Lady in Red. We love wearing pants and dressing them up for a night out. These pants are a little more casual but with the wright heel it makes for an edgy look. We combined the black pants with a black shirt with some sparkle at the top to make it more festive. Because it is the festive season we are wearing a red blazer.
Look Four – Jumpsuits
Jumpsuits are a perfect clothing item for that one night you go out with your friends and don’t want to be overdressed. We took two different jumpsuits, both from Ted Baker, who are perfect for any occasion. The first jumpsuit is in deep purple with some jewels on the top of the neckline. The perfect statement piece on this outfit. The other jumpsuit which is also from Ted Baker is more floral. The bottom is in navy blue and the top is white with rose flowers. With these two looks you don’t have to get a statement necklace or earring because both already have 1 big piece where the attention is brought to.
Look Five – Dancing All Night
Our last look is a dress in black with blue tones and a dancing women on the front which gives this look some movement. The shoulders are padded to give it some volume and they have these beautiful blue jewels sawed on them to give this look some more elegance. Because of the dark colours with the blue tones it would be a perfect look to celebrate that special occasion in the wintertime.
These were our different looks to celebrate the coming holidays. We hope you’d like this blogpost and be sure to comment down below what you are going to wear this Christmas.
The Christmas season is the perfect time to go outside and join your family and friends for some quality time. But of course the one question is which make-up you are going to wear. If you are like me, then you have to go to your make-up desk to see through all your palettes and find that one you like. Is it going to be shimmery or matt? It’s one heck of a mystery. Well, don’t be afraid, I’m here to help! You need some advice on which eyeshadow colour or which highlight is the best? Just read this blogpost and well go through this step by step!
What do we need?
The important base for a good make-up look is a foundation. Mine is the Luminous Smooth foundation from Maybelline in shade 120. I have been using this one for a couple of years now and it’s perfect for me. It is specially made for those who have normal to dry skin like me! I like this foundation because it gives a flawless finish and is easy to blend. I only put 1 drop of the product on my hand and spread it on my whole face. Then I blend it out with my brush from BE Creative Make Up.
For the following step you are going to need a concealer.
My concealer is also from Maybelline and from the same collection as my foundation. It’s one shade lighter because then you get a highlight-effect to cover the dark circles underneath your eyes. My technique is a triangle of concealer on my under-eyes and then blend it out with a beauty blender.
For setting all of this we will be using a loose powder. You can pick any kind of powder but I use the one from BE Creative Make Up. With a fluffy brush I spread the loose powder all over my face.
For our eyeshadows we need 3 types of colours. My darkest shade is “Whiskey” from the Naked Smokey Eyeshadow palette. My middle shade is “Firecracker” from the Tartelette palette in bloom. And last is my shimmery shade “Funny girl” which is also from my Tartelette palette in bloom.
First I take my darkest shade and blend it in my crease with a blending brush. Then I take my middle shade to blend the dark shade together with a bit of shimmer in the crease. At last for the eyes, I use my shimmery shade to put it on the eyelid to give my eyes that “wow“-effect.
Next are our eyebrows. Mine are already very dark so I don’t always use a brow pencil but of course for a festive make-up look or another special occasion I will use this. My brow product is the Anastasia Brow Wiz in Medium brown. I like this because it has 2 important parts in 1 pencil. On the one side you have a spooliebrush to brush your eyebrows and on the other side you have the pencil to colour them. So first I brush my eyebrows and then fill them in with the pencil. Then I blend these again with the spoolie so we don’t see any harsh lines.
To contour and highlight our face, I use my ultime favourite palette from NYX. This one is very handy because it has 2 contour shades, 2 highlighters and 9 eyeshadow colours. I always bring this palette with me when I am going on a trip and can’t bring a ton of make-up. For this post I will be using the lightest shade for the contour and the gold shade for highlighting.
Now for the last part and for me the most important part, mascara. I think this makes your look perfect and who wants to go out with lashes you can’t even see? The one I use is Better than Sex from Too Faced. I bought this mascara when I was in France and because we can’t buy this brand in Belgium I immediately bought this and never ever have I regret this product! It makes your lashes so black and voluminous, it’s perfect. I take my eyelash-curler to curl them and then I do one coat of mascara, let it dry and then do another coat.
So this is the final make-up look! It isn’t very dramatic but with the shimmery eyeshadow colour and the gold highlight it looks very festive. If you like this, than be sure to like the post and go follow us on Instagram and Twitter so you know when there is a new post. I would love to know what some products are that you use for a festive look.
You will need
- I used 250 g of cupcake mix from AVEVE.
- 2 eggs
- 30 ml water
- 100 g butter
- 250 g butter
- 375 g icing sugar
Let’s do this
Let’s start by preheating the oven to 150°C and line one cupcake pan with cupcake cases. I used ones with easter eggs and bunnies on them because I think they scream easter. The cases are from Dille & Kamille. They have an amazing baking section. Beat the butter until it is nice and smooth. Add the eggs, flour and water and mix for about 4 minutes. Add the mixture to the cases. I use table spoon to scoop the mixture into the cases and get an even amount in each. Pop them into the preheated over for 10 minutes. After that heat the oven to 180°C and put them into the oven for another 10-15 minutes. Leave them on a rack to cool.
To make the buttercream icing you will need some sort of electrical mixer because doing this by hand takes a lot of time and isn’t really an option. Beat the butter for about 5 minutes. You will see that the butter will lose a lot of it’s color. Add the sifted icing sugar a little bit at a time until everything is mixed. When the buttercream is fluffy and think you can add some flavor like a few drops of vanilla extract.
When the cupcakes are cool you can ice the cakes. I used a piping bag and a round nozzle, but you can use any kind. I think a star shaped nozzle will look nice too. I then topped the cupcakes of with some colored chocolate eggs.
As you can see this is an super easy recipe, but they taste amazing and look super cute! We hope that you like them as much as we do!
S and L