Current beauty favorites while overseas…

26 Apr 2017

I’ve been overseas, in the Netherlands, for over a month now (visiting my family) and during this time I’ve been ‘using my stash’, as they say, but I’ve also been trying out new products here and there. But, honestly guys, my skin has been a mess…

I’ve been nursing my baby for over 7 months now and my skin has not been liking it; I have a new breakout every day. For this reason, I’m back to using anti-acne products, like benzoyl peroxide and retinol, which have caused my skin to start peeling. Let me tell you, peeling skin in combination with oil is not a good match. 🙁

So I’ve started a new skincare routine and hopefully soon the peeling (a common side-effect of the acne stuff I’ve been applying) will stop and the breakouts will diminish. Meanwhile, I’m just over here applying the same ol’ makeup every day!

When I left the US, I packed my favorite makeup items at the time. Since I’ve been here I’ve purchased a few things too. Below are my current tried and true favorites. The ones marked with -NL- are the ones I’ve purchased here in the Netherlands. Great purchases!

Beauty Makeup favorites overseas

1 • KIKO Weightless Perfection Wet & Dry Powder Foundation SPF 30 (shade: WR120) -NL-
2 • MAC Highlight The Truth Mineralize Skinfinish (Taraji P. Henson collection)
3 • BareMinerals Blemish Remedy Mattifying Prep Gel
4 • Private Label Extensions 3D Mink Lashes (style: Chloe and Grace)
5 • NYC CityProof 24H Liquid Waterproof Eyeliner -NL-
6 • Marc Jacobs Re(marc)able Full Coverage Foundation (shade: 52 Honey Light)
7 • KIKO Face Make Up Fixer -NL- (setting spray)

I usually don’t apply fake eyelashes, but since I was sent two pair from Private Label Extensions, I’ve been hooked. Not for during the day (that’s a little too much), but definitely for during a night out with friends!

Lashes are a quick way to glam up your makeup, without too much effort! I wasn’t that great at applying them at first (simply because I didn’t do it that often), but now I’m quite good at it. These specific lashes are mink and have sturdy bands, so they’re not too flimsy. More on them soon, I’ll post some full-face pics!

So…how have you been? Have you been trying anything new lately? 🙂

Some products were sent for review purposes.


Kizzy, blogger behind Kizzy Online, originally created this blog to use as her personal life journal. When she moved from the Netherlands to the United States in 2010, she started focusing more on beauty, fashion and lifestyle. She also writes about her life as a wife and a mom of 2 in San Diego, California.

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