Zie eruit als een Hollywood ster met een Ray-Ban Aviator zonnebril van Fuva.nl

Hollywood is het er duidelijk over eens: met een Ray-Ban zonnebril op je neus zit je altijd goed en vooral het iconische Aviator model is erg populair bij de sterren. Wil jij er ook uit zien als een echte Hollywood ster? Dat kan met één van de hippe Ray-Ban Aviator zonnebrillen van Fuva.nl!

Kies jij voor een tijdloos bruin exemplaar zoals Zoe Saldana en Minka Kelly?

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Of ga je liever voor een sexy zwart exemplaar zoals Vanessa Hudgens en Megan Fox?

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Niet bang om op te vallen? Dan is een gespiegeld exemplaar zoals dat van Usher misschien wel iets voor jou.

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Hou je het liever subtiel zoals Taylor Lautner? Dan is deze grijze versie een goede keuze.

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En ben je een echte fashion liefhebber? Dan weet je net zoals Ed Westwick dat een aviator zonnebril niet alleen leuk staat op je neus maar ook erg mooi is als accessoire.

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Welk van deze Ray-Ban Aviator zonnebrillen vind jij de leukste?

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The Wedding Planner | Part II: wedding bouquets

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Early September I posted my very first The Wedding Planner article and today it’s time for part two! The idea? Give you an update on what Tom and I have checked off our wedding to-do list so far and then share some of my wedding inspiration with you*. Today’s topic? Wedding bouquets!
* I’m not the only doing this by the way: Dewi from Deedreaming also has a Wedding Planning series on her blog!

Done since the publication of part I:

– Booked the photographer: Jeroen Danckers.

– Selected readings for the wedding ceremony. I picked fragments from French and English novels and translated them into Dutch.

– Booked my first dress fitting appointment at Liluca: October 21 is D-day! (dress day)

– Picked my wedding bouquet. Yep, one of the bouquets that I’m showing you today is the one I’ll be walking down the aisle with next summer!

Weddinspiration: 5 beautiful wedding bouquets

One thing I knew even before I started looking for wedding bouquet inspiration is that I wanted it to be all white. I spent a little (or a lot) of time online looking for ideas and out of these five bouquets I eventually selected my favorite one:

1. White lilies

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Lilies are one of my favorite flowers, so it’s no surprise that this beautiful bouquet of white lilies ended up on my favorites list.

2. White roses

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Another big classic: white roses. Timeless, simple, elegant,… You can never go wrong with a bouquet of white roses.

3. White tulips

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Or how about this bouquet of white tulips? Isn’t it pretty? It’s a shame summer isn’t the right season for tulips…

4. White orchids

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And what do you think about this bouquet of white orchids? Together with lilies, orchids are amongst my favorite flowers. What I love so much about this bouquet is how beautifully it ‘falls’, almost like a waterfall.

5. White feathers

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Or how about this bouquet of white feathers? No one said a wedding bouquet has to be made of flowers, right? What a stunning and unique creation this is!

Which of these five wedding bouquets do you like best? Which one do you think I ended up choosing?

Review | Estée Lauder Pure Color Envy Sculpting Lipstick in Discreet & Eccentric

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Estée Lauder’s Pure Color Envy Sculpting Lipstick is probably the best lipstick formula I’ve come across so far. And I’m clearly not the only one who feels that way, because ever since Estée Lauder launched the Pure Color Envy Sculpting Lipstick, the brand’s sales have gone up so much that it’s now Switzerland’s highest selling make-up brand! From a respectable third place to an award-winning first place just by launching a new lipstick formula? That definitely means something. In late August four new colors were added to the Pure Color Envy range and I got to take two of them home with me after attending an Estée Lauder press event last week. Have a look!

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Discreet is a warm caramel brown nude and Eccentric is a cute warm pink. Both colors have a satin-soft creamy finish. Discreet is a lovely subdued color that complements any look without grabbing too much attention, while Eccentric is a gorgeous pink that effortlessly brightens up any look and adds a subtle pop of color to your lips.

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Discreet (top) & Eccentric (bottom)

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Eccentric (left) & Discreet (right)

The texture of both lipsticks is soft and buttery and the formula is very moisturizing. The Estée Lauder Pure Color Envy Sculpting Lipstick is actually one of the few lipsticks that can keep my lips hydrated all on its own without the need of an extra layer of lip balm. And the coverage and wear of the Estée Lauder Pure Color Envy Sculpting Lipstick are amazing as well. Both colors apply flawlessly and stay put for a good few hours without going dry, creasing or feathering.

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Again, this really is one of the best lipstick formulas out there for me. When I tried my very first Estée Lauder Pure Color Envy Lipstick back in February I instantly fell for it, and Discreet and Eccentric are only making me fall deeper and deeper in love with the Pure Color Envy range. The Estée Lauder Pure Color Envy Sculpting Lipstick definitely deserves to be named as one of Estée Lauders top products.

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Eccentric

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Discreet

The Estée Lauder Pure Color Envy Sculpting Lipsticks in Discreet and Eccentric have been in stores since late August and retail for 44 CHF.

Have you tried the Estée Lauder Pure Color Envy Sculpting Lipstick yet? Which of these two colors do you like best?

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NOTD | Matte & metallic in the mix in a burgundy purple manicure for fall

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Last fall we were all wearing metallics on our nails, but this fall season it’s all about the mattes. Which trend I personally like best? Hard to say… I really like both. And that’s why today I’m combining last year’s metallic trend with this year’s matte trend in a burgundy purple fall manicure. Have a look!

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Smoked Chrome (left) & Heart Beet (right)

I used two Estée Lauder nail lacquers and combined the metallic finish of last year’s Smoked Chrome with the matte finish of the brand new color Heart Beet.

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Smoked Chrome (left) & Heart Beet (right)

A bold move? Maybe. A good move? Hopefully. I’ll let you be the judge:

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Both nail lacquers retail for 34 CHF. Smoked Chrome was part of last fall’s Estée Lauder Molten Metals collection. The brand new fall color Heart Beet has been in stores since late August.

Do you ever combine different nail polish finishes? What do you think of this mix & match manicure for fall?

A simple and soft make-up look with a hint of silver

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Today I’m proving that I don’t always walk around looking like a kid’s coloring book and that I also wear simpler, softer and more neutral make-up looks. And hey, it was time anyway for my new hair color to grab the attention for once rather than my make-up ;-) Alright, on to the look!

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Eyes

Make Up For Ever Graphic Liner
– Estée Lauder Double Wear Stay-In-Place Eye Pencil
Smashbox Cherry Smoke Photo Op Eye Shadow Palette (colors Topaz & Dark Cocoa)
Estée Lauder Sumptuous Infinite Daring Length + Volume Mascara

Skin

MAC Pedro Lourenço Corol Powder Blush
– Catrice Prime & Fine Translucent Loose Powder

Lips

– Rodial SPF 15 Glam Balm

They say simplicity is a virtue. What do you think of this soft and simple make-up look?

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Vind de leukste hoesjes voor je Samsung en iPhone bij bestbuyhoesjes.nl

Het gsmhoesje van mijn verloofde is al een tijdje aan vervanging toe. Het ding valt echt bijna uit elkaar, zo erg is het ermee gesteld. Het verbaasde me dan ook niet dat Tom me onlangs vroeg of ik niet eens een nieuw hoesje voor zijn Samsung Galaxy wilde uitzoeken. Zoiets moet je mij geen twee keer vragen. Melissa personal shopper tot uw dienst! Een goeie aankoop begint met prospectie doen, dus ik deed alvast wat inspiratie op in de webshop van BestBuyHoesjes. Kijk even mee.

Als het mijn gsm was dan ging ik voor een lekker vrolijk exemplaar, zoals bijvoorbeeld dit fleurige portemonneehoesje met bloemenprint:

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Kleurrijke bloemetjes portemonee hoesje – 14.95 euro

Of dit schattige pandabeerhoesje:

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Panda beertje flexibele TPU hoes – 9.95 euro

Maar het is natuurlijk de gsm van mijn verloofde, dus het hoesje moet een design hebben dat hem bevalt. Misschien één van deze twee geweldig leuke Super Mario hoesjes?

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Super Mario flexibele TPU hoes & Mario flexibele TPU hoes – 12.95 euro

En als we dan toch voor een retro gaming thema gaan, wat dacht je van dit mega coole Game Boy hoesje?

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Game Boy hardcase hoesje – 9.95 euro

Maar ik vrees eerlijk gezegd dat mijn verloofde uiteindelijk nog altijd het liefst een eenvoudig hoesje heeft, zoals dit klassieke zwarte leren portemonneehoesje:

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Stijlvol zwart PU lederen wallet/stand hoes – 13.95 euro

Zoiets wordt het dus waarschijnlijk.

Ik heb meteen ook eens rondgekeken bij de nieuwe hoesjes voor de gloednieuwe iPhone 6 – eens je begonnen bent met rondsnuffelen in een webshop is het moeilijk om te stoppen – en ik heb echt heel wat leuke exemplaren gevonden. Dit portemonneehoesje met psychedelische kattenprint bijvoorbeeld. De crazy cat lady in mij wordt hier echt helemaal happy van!

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Tribal style katje print portemonnee hoes – 13.95 euro

Of deze flipcase met schattige uiltjesprint:

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Uiltjes PU lederen flipcase – 13.95 euro

Of dit stoere portemonneehoesje met doodshoofdprint:

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Skulls print portemonnee hoes – 13.95 euro

Welk van deze Samsung en iPhone hoesjes vind jij het leukst?

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Review | Make Up For Ever Artist Shadow Collection

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Girls, brace yourselves and get ready for a huge rave!

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No, not that kind of rave. I’m talking about the kind of rave in which I rattle on about the epicness of a new make-up product. The product that I’m gushing about today? The new Make Up For Ever Artist Shadow. Get ready for a whole lot of awesome!

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I am so excited about the new Make Up For Ever Artist Shadow Collection that I barely know where to start. From the 210 (!) available colors I recently acquired five and if all 210 colors perform like the five I have, well, then I totally want them all. But before I spend my life savings in the Make Up For Ever store, let’s have a look at some swatches.

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S616 – Chocolate: chocolate brown with a satin finish

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M322 – Khaki: matte khaki green

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D320 – Golden Khaki: sparkly khaki brown

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ME302 – Peacock: metallic peacock feather green

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I922 – Electric Purple: cool purple with a pearl finish

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from left to right: Chocolate, Khaki, Golden Khaki, Peacock, Electric Purple

All five colors are nicely pigmented, easy to apply and last all day without creasing or fading. I swear, with the Make Up For Ever Artist Shadow even the biggest make-up dummy can create a killer look, they’re really that good. Do you see now why I want all 210 colors?

The Make Up For Ever Artist Shadow comes in five finishes: satin, matte, diamond, metallic and iridescent. As you can see I have one of each. And in case you hadn’t noticed yet, one of the five Make Up For Ever Artist Shadows that I have is actually a blush. Electric Purple. That’s right, that bold purple is a blush. If I hadn’t already read about it on Temptalia I probably never would have known. But Electric Purple looks really pretty on the cheeks and is definitely a one-of-a-kind blush shade. Look:

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Chocolate & Golden Khaki on the eyes + Electric Purple on the cheeks

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Khaki & Peacock on the eyes + Electric Purple on the cheeks

The Make Up For Ever Artist Shadow Collection will be available in October in the Make Up For Ever Switzerland web shop and in the Make Up For Ever store in Zürich. The monos will retail for 35 CHF and the refills will retail for 25 CHF.

Do you plan on getting something from the Make Up For Ever Artist Shadow Collection? Which of these five colors do you like best?

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Review | Estée Lauder Modern Muse Chic eau de parfum

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My search for this year’s perfect fall fragrance ended when I attended an Estée Lauder press event in Lausanne last week. In addition to sharing some really exciting skin care and make-up news, Estée Lauder also introduced the brand new Modern Muse Chic eau de parfum. One sniff and I was hooked*!
* don’t do drugs, kids, do perfumes instead

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The Estée Lauder Modern Muse Chic eau de parfum is the 2.0 version of the regular Modern Muse perfume and is a slightly more daring version of the original. The bottle of Estée Lauder Modern Muse Chic is almost identical to that of the original Modern Muse, but the ‘bow’ is now embellished with golden studs. Very cute! This bottle is definitely one to show off on your vanity!

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Smell-wise there are also similarities as well as differences between the new Estée Lauder Modern Muse Chic perfume and the original Modern Muse perfume. Both fragrances contain jasmine, tuberose, musk, patchouli and vanilla, but the Estée Lauder Modern Muse Chic eau de parfum also has davana, plum, lily, cashmere wood, agar wood and labdanum.

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The result? A perfectly balanced vibrant floral fragrance with subtle woody accents. Or in other words: the perfect fall fragrance for me. And I’m giving Modern Muse Chic extra bonus points for lasting so long on me.

The Estée Lauder Modern Muse Chic eau de parfum is available now in 50 and 100 ml for respectively 98 en 138 CHF.

Have you found your fall fragrance for this year yet? Could Estée Lauder Modern Muse Chic be something for you?

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A slighty darker hair color for fall

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In Friday’s blog post I not only showed you my most recent Lush haul, but I also told you that I decided to color my hair a bit darker for fall. My hair has been reddish brown for months, but with fall around the corner I decided to go a bit darker and more brown again with the Caca Brun Henna from Lush. You all seemed pretty excited when I suggested posting before and after shots, so here we go!

This was my hair before:

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Picture from a while ago, showing the hair color I had for the past few months

And this is how it looks now:

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See how I made an effort to wear the same top? ;-)

As you can see no drastic changes, but just a slightly darker and more fall-appropriate brown. I’m happy. Hennaing my hair is always quite the ordeal (if you’re wondering why, check out this blog post) but as long as I don’t have any grays I prefer to color my hair the natural way – even though it’s super messy –rather than use chemical dye.

What do you think of the result? Do you color your hair?

My Zalando wish list for fall

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Any excuse to do a little online shopping is a good one. From ‘I need something to cheer me up’ to ‘I have something to celebrate’, all valid reasons. Another great excuse to grab your virtual shopping basket? The beginning of a new season. In a little over a week fall officially starts and for me that’s the perfect occasion to update my wardrobe a bit. I haven’t yet decided which items from my wish list I’ll eventually order – I definitely can’t afford to buy all of them – but this is what’s on my Zalando wish list so far:

Gray peplum top with black leather details** – Object – 44.95 euro / 70 CHF

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Navy blue military style jacket with golden details** – Ralph Lauren – 199.95 euro / 260 CHF

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Dark gray double breasted coat with high collar** – ONLY – 49.95 euro / 65 CHF

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Salmon pink semi-transparent top** – ONLY – 16.95 euro / 25 CHF (I already have this one in mint green by the way)

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Short blue white collared jersey dress** – New Look – 17.95 euro / 23 CHF

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Cognac brown lace-up booties** – Even & Odd – 49.95 euro / 65 CHF

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Black leather lace-up booties** – Guess – 184.95 euro / 245 CHF

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Watch in rose gold embellished with crystals** – Softech – 79.95 euro / 105 CHF

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Have you updated your wardrobe for fall yet? See anything on my wish list that you like?

P.S.: For those of you who kept an eye on the prices, yep, Zalando Switzerland is a lot more expensive than Zalando Belgium…

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