18 September 2014

Event: Re-Opening LEE Store Antwerp

Last thursday I was invited (together with a my friend Natalie) to the re-opening from the LEE Store in Antwerp.
The brand is celebrating 125 years LEE.
So they decided to make-over there stores in big cities in the world.

After Paris, Antwerp was honored to be redesigned.
They made the store with a lot of wood, which I really loved when I entered the new store.
I also love the tiny details like the picture frames, the little guys in LEE outfit and the belts where the clothing racks where hung up.
Some models showed also the new Fall/Winter collection 2014.

There was also a lot of foodies, drinks and there where 2 female dj's for the great music.

LEE Store
Kammenstraat 32
2000 Antwerp

16 September 2014

Review + Swatches: Givenchy Blush Mémoire de Forme Pop-up Jelly Blush Rose Extravagant

When I saw this blush from the Givenchy Beauty Fall 2014 I was immediately intrigued. 
It is a jelly blush in the color "Rose Extravagant". 

When you open the blush there's a cover before you can see the blush. That's because the blush is very jelly and that you won't spill everything on the table of floor. 
You really have to open the cover very carefully. 

When the cover is opened you see a jelly substance in a really hot pink blush color. 
You only take a little bit on your fingers, because otherwise you look like a clown if you put the color on your cheeks.

You can go for a soft, medium or hard look with this blush. 
It's easy to apply and really smooth and has a nice color of pink like you can see in the picture.
I toned it a little bit down.

The blush costs € 36 ($ 37.00) and is available online and in perfumery's.

Review + Swatches: Givenchy Extravagancia Lip & Eye Pallet

When I saw this Extravagancia palette from the Givenchy Fall 2014 makeup collection, I was immediately in love.
It's really a great palette. It has 4 eye shadows and 1 lipstick in the pallet.
Eye shadows:
-Satiny Brown
- Satiny Purple
- Burnished Gold
- Shimmering Silver

- Luminous Pink

I really loved the eye shadows. They're very shimmery, especially the "Burnished Gold" and the "Shimmering Silver".
The 4 eye shadows are more for an evening look, as you go to a party or a fancy drink.

The lipstick is not that strong, it's more a softer shade of lipstick.
As you can see on the pictures below, for me it's more a nude look on the lips.

The pallet is definitely a must buy, because you can also use it for New Year's Eve.

It costs € 62,50 ($66.00) and is available online and in perfumery's.

Hope you like the pallet as much as I do!

12 September 2014

Review + Swatches: MAC x The Simpsons "Red Blazer" and "Itchy & Scratchy & Sexy" Lipglass

So yesterday I was invited to see the presentation of the MAC x The Simpsons collection. The report of the event you can find here.

I really love this packaging. It's yellow packaging with all the characters from The Simpsons on it.
 But the special detail is that Marge's hair is blue on the yellow packaging.

I also bought two lipglasses. The lipglasses are easy to apply and has very creamy finish.

"Red Blazer" lipglass is described as a "bright fuchsia". It’s a bright, fuchsia-red with pink pearl and subtle, cool undertones.

The "Itchy & Scratchy & Sexy" lipglass is described as an "electric blue violet". It’s a brightened, fuchsia magenta with cool, blue undertones and violet shimmer.

If I had to choose between them I would choose the "Itchy & Scratchy & Sexy" lipglass. 
I think it's almost (Athena's Kiss is a little bit lighter) even worthy as the MAC x Wonder Woman "Athena's Kiss" lipglass. 
Now the "Athena's Kiss" lipglass from me is almost used up, so is the "Itchy & Scratch & Sexy" lipglass definitely a recommend.

The collection will launch tomorrow in all of the MAC stores for a price of € 18,50 ($16.00) and also online.

Tell me which one is your favorite!

MAC Itchy & Scratchy & Sexy lipglass and MAC Red Blazer lipglass
MAC Itchy & Scratchy & Sexy lipglass
MAC Red Blazer lipglass

Event: MAC x The Simpsons


When I heard that MAC will collaborate with The Simpsons I couldn't believe it.
I'm a huge fan of The Simpsons. I've watched all the seasons, 25 in total and I totally loved The Simpsons Movie.

It was also an event to see the renewed store from MAC in Antwerp. When they introduced the collection suddenly Marge Simpson appeared, which was really great.
They had drinks, little hotdogs, donuts (which of course was fantastic) and more.

I took a few pictures and also bought some things from the MAC x The Simpsons collection.
Which I will show you later today, with a review and swatches.


10 September 2014

Review + Swatches: MAC x Pedro Lourenço "Ruby" Lipstick

I'm a big sucker for red lipsticks and especially the red lipsticks from MAC.
Everytime when MAC launches a new collaboration or limited edition collection, I'm looking for a new red lipstick.

Pedro Lourenço is a Brazilian designer. His parents where also designers.
He started designing at the age of 12. He is inspired by Diana the huntress and also the architect Oscar Niemeyer. First he showed of course at São Paulo Fashion Week.
In 2010 he debuted at Paris Fashion Week. His first collection was critical praist for his clean, architectural lines.

For the collaboration with MAC he designed a clean and chique packaging.
I went for this "Ruby" lipstick. It is described as a "mid-tone blue red with an Amplified finish. It's a bright, medium red with very subtle blue undertones.

Hope you like it as much I do!