Tag: Makeup


IT Cosmetics Today’s Special Value! (Saturday)

IT Cosmetics is Today’s Special Value on QVC! I always feel I have to share this with you guys because 1) I love their products 2) you’re always getting the best deal ordering from QVC 3) it’s a great way to try out something new. 😀 So what’s on sale today is a 6-piece collection; 5 existing products and a brand new brush! Check them out below. IT Cosmetics IT’s Your Top 5 Superstars and More! 6-Piece Collection • CC+ Cream with SPF 50+ (color-correcting full coverage foundation) • Bye Bye Pores Illumination (translucent finishing powder) • Brow Power Universal...

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IT Cosmetics Today’s Special Value! (Saturday)

Guest blog: Contouring sticks, a basic guide for beginner users

Contouring as a beauty buzzword and concept may feel like it’s relatively new. After all, it isn’t until after Kim Kardashian made it popular did the term and practice begin to pick up in the mainstream beauty community. However, the art of using makeup to enhance facial structure and provide shape to certain areas of the face has existed for centuries. Its origins can be traced all the way back to the mid-1500s when stage actors in England during the time of Queen Elizabeth I would apply black soot and chalk to their faces so that their audience can see...

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Guest blog: Contouring sticks, a basic guide for beginner users

FBE’s monthly beauty giveaway + throwback pics of our son’s first day of school

Last time I was here a few days ago and I mentioned that Mason (5) had started kindergarten (kleuterschool, in Dutch). I promised to post some pics of him on Instagram, but like with most of my promises recently…I didn’t keep it (sadly). I’ve actually been off social media for a while now and it’s kind of a ‘step’ to get back on… I have been checking Facebook once in a while, but that’s about it. Because I didn’t post these pics there, I decided to put them here instead. So here’s Mason posing and holding different objects on his...

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FBE’s monthly beauty giveaway + throwback pics of our son’s first day of school

My current beauty favorites. All MAKEUP!

I’m typing this while there’s an eclipse going on. If I didn’t have small kids I would go out with special glasses and take pictures, but taking them out for this purpose is not an option right now. Haha! 😀 Anyway, here’s a quick blog post to show you guys which products I’ve been enjoying lately, my beauty favorites. I’ve been kinda slacking when it comes to writing full reviews (there’s never enough time in a day), so I hope you’ll enjoy these mini-reviews. If you do want more info, swatches or other pics…let me know. This is part 1,...

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My current beauty favorites. All MAKEUP!

End of the summer August Giveaway from Free Beauty Events

I’m alive, alive! I haven’t updated in what feels like forever. My son starts kindergarten in less than two weeks, so we’re enjoying these final summer days to the fullest until it’s time to go back to school. I do have a couple of blog posts lined up for the next couple of days, so check back tomorrow. 🙂 In the meantime, check out Free Beauty Events’ latest Beauty Basket Giveaway! Go to freebeautyevents.com for free makeovers, free samples and a chance to win $95 worth of beauty products in their monthly contest. The giveaway includes products from Nexxus, L’Oreal,...

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End of the summer August Giveaway from Free Beauty Events

Review: Lancôme Monsieur Big Mascara (NEW at Sephora)

Have you heard of the new Monsieur Big Mascara by Lancome? It’s new at Sephora. I was lucky enough to get my hands on it through Influenster and I’ve been trying it every day since I got back from the US. I like it a lot. 🙂 It’s made to give your lashes up to 12x the volume and last for up to 24 hours thanks to its brush and formula. Below are more details and my own before and after pictures. How it’s described “Ideal for all-day wear, this mascara doesn’t require touch-ups and doesn’t flake or smudge. This...

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Review: Lancôme Monsieur Big Mascara (NEW at Sephora)

On my nails: KIKO Smart Nail Lacquer in ‘Dark Chocolate’

It’s been forever since I showed you my nails! Honestly, there wasn’t much to show. I’ve been keeping them short (because of the baby) and I also haven’t been wearing any exciting colors. Just the same nudes over and over again. And sometimes just a clear polish. The other day I picked up a few things at KIKO Cosmetics (there’s an actual store near my parents’ house), including two nail polishes. I posted a picture of my purchases on my Instagram. I don’t need any more polishes, but I couldn’t resist since they were on sale (just 2 Euro). One...

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On my nails: KIKO Smart Nail Lacquer in ‘Dark Chocolate’

IT’s on! IT Cosmetics is QVC Today’s Special Value #ByeByeBreakthroughs

As you know I love IT Cosmetics. Over the years this brand has become a staple in my makeup collection. The best way to buy IT Cosmetics is during a sale on their website, or at Ulta (you’ll earn points) or on QVC. And guess what? The brand is QVC’s Today’s Special Value today. 😀 Today, it started at midnight ET, you’ll be able to purchase a 5-piece set for an awesome price. As I’m writing this, I don’t exactly know yet what the price will be, but IT Cosmetics has been on QVC before and it’s always of GREAT...

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IT’s Your Bye Bye Breakthroughs!

Guest blog: Beauty Bakerie Cosmetics San Diego store opening (by Sheyla)

Beauty Bakerie, the Instafamous cosmetic brand opened its first flagship store in San Diego (Westfield Mission Valley mall) last weekend! Close to where I live. Sweet, right? (pun intented…hah!) I wish I could have attended, but as you probably know by now, I’m overseas visiting my family. My friend Sheyla was able to attend the grand opening on Saturday for me, so yay! Read all about her afternoon filled with makeup, fashion, treats, surprises and gifts below. 🙂 On Saturday, May 6th, I had the privilege of attending the grand opening for Beauty Bakerie’s new store in San Diego. The...

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Guest blog: Beauty Bakerie Cosmetics San Diego store opening (by Sheyla)

Review: Marc Jacobs Re(marc)able Full Coverage Foundation Concentrate

When I posted my favorite beauty products overseas (I’m currently staying at my family in the Netherlands), I mentioned the foundation I’ve been using. For the past couple of months, I’ve been using the Re(marc)able Full Coverage Foundation by Marc Jacobs. A lot of you asked me how I like it and if it’s worth buying. Coincidentally, I was already planning on writing a full review on it, so here it is. 😀 Re(marc)able is a $55 foundation (yup, it’s pricey) and is available at Sephora and on Marc Jacob’s beauty website, where they’re currently having a Friends & Family...

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Review: Marc Jacobs Re(marc)able Full Coverage Foundation Concentrate

Current beauty favorites while overseas…

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...

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Current beauty favorites while overseas…

Sephora’s Spring Bonus Insider Shopping Event has started!

I’m alive, guys! I’ve been missing over here, because (mom)life kinda took over… We’re currently staying at my family in The Netherlands and I’ve been spending a lot of time with friends and family. Also, my little one was sick for a while. There just aren’t enough hours in the day sometimes! I have been active on my Instagram (@Kizzyonline), but I haven’t gotten around to update the blog. Anyway, I’m here now. You probably know this already, but I feel like it would be wrong for me to not mention it: Sephora’s Spring Bonus Sale has started! 😀 The...

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Sephora’s Spring Bonus Insider Shopping Event has started!


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