When I posted my video review on the BECCA Ever-Matte Poreless Priming Perfector the other day many of you commented on my make-up and wanted to know what I was wearing on my eyes and lips in the video. So instead of telling you I decided to just show you, using some of the beauty shots that I took to accompany Thursday’s review. One image, a thousand words and all that. Take a look!
With Christmas only being a month away now – where did the year go?? – it’s time to start thinking about holiday decorations again. Recently I was challenged by Stars of Europe to recreate one of their poinsettia DIYs and as a seasoned Christmas Star decorator I gladly took them up on that challenge. Last year I attended a Stars for Europe workshop after all, so I was pretty confident in my poinsettia prettifying skills. True, last time I had a professional florist guide me through the whole poinsettia pimping process, but still, with the help of the DIY ideas on the Stars of Europe website literally anyone can decorate a Christmas Star at home. Take a look!
All I needed for my project was some holiday candy, a nice wide glass vase and some ribbon.
And a poinsettia of course, which is why the first item on my to-do list was a trip to the local florist to buy a nice healthy Christmas Star. I don’t know what it is, but there is just something about poinsettias that makes me feel all nostalgic. They remind me of Christmas at my grandparents’ house. Of the whole family getting together and spending hours talking and laughing. Of devouring what seemed like a year’s worth of food. Of trying to look patient – but of course failing miserably at it – while waiting to open Christmas presents. Happy times.
I also picked up a vase – I went for a wide vase because I wanted my poinsettia to have lots of space –, grabbed some ribbon and headed to my next stop…
… the grocery store. The shelves are currently packed with holiday candy, so I spent what felt like an eternity just ogling everything before eventually deciding to go with frosted peppernuts. I just love how they almost look like vase filler pebbles but then when you take a better look at them you can see that they’re actually candy. Supepperise! Plus they taste really good too of course. Cinnamon, nutmeg, brown sugar,… Smells like holiday spirit!
Alright, on to the actual DIY part! First I wrapped two sets of ribbon around the base of my vase and attached them in the back with a bit of glue. Then I placed my poinsettia and its container inside the vase and started filling the space between the container and the edge of the vase with peppernuts. And just in case you are wondering, yes, during this step it is totally acceptable to munch away at some peppernuts. You’re doing manual labor here, you need the energy. And if no one’s buying that excuse you can always blame it on the season. That’s one of the things that I love most about the holiday season: there is food EVERYWHERE! One of my favorite Christmas treats is gingerbread.
As a final step I decided to let Snowy the winged Christmas Bear join my poinsettia on my Christmas display because his colors just match so well with those of the poinsettia leaves, the peppernuts and the ribbon. And that’s it. All DIYed out!
Have you started decorating for Christmas yet? Do you put poinsettias in the house over the holidays?
I was provided with a budget for this DIY by Stars for Europe.
Those of you who follow me on Instagram may remember that last Monday my BECCA Ever-Matte Poreless Priming Perfector finally came in – hallelujah hands – and so for today I have prepared a little video review on my latest beauty acquisition. What made me so eager to try this primer is that, unlike most mattifying and pore-minimizing primers, it’s water-based instead of silicone-based. Take a look!
Watch the video on YouTube for the best quality & remember to put the settings at 1080p HD!
When my blogging buddy Natasja and I discovered that we’re both into Taylor Swift music we immediately knew what theme to pick for our November Two Dashes Of Glam post: a Tay Tay-inspired make-up look!
My Taylor Swift ‘Our Song’ look
I’m a huge fan of Taylor’s recent music and I seriously adore her current style, but I’m also still very much in love with old-school Taylor. Curly haired, Nashville-loving country Taylor. And that is why I picked Our Song as my inspiration for today’s make-up look. It’s one of my favorite old-school Taylor Swift songs and I just love the strong country vibe that it has. Whut? I’m a bit country, ain’t no shame in that! In the music video for Our Song all focus is on Taylor’s eyes – despite the HUGE baby blue poofy dress she’s wearing – and she’s rocking a fierce silver eye look combined with radiant skin and glossy soft pink lips.
Infinity. To some it’s a scary word, but to me it’s beautiful. For me it’s a word of happiness. A word of hope. Of endless possibilities. Of eternal life. And of eternal love. The word always brings a smile to my face. The idea of infinity is in my head and in my heart. And now also around my neck, because the other week I was gifted a lovely infinity necklace from Swarovski. Take a look!
“Only in the eyes of love can you find infinity.’’
“I will love you until infinity runs out.’’
“Finite to fail, but infinite to venture.”
“We must accept finite disappointment,
but never lose infinite hope.”
What does infinity mean to you? What do you think of my new Swarovski necklace?