New in | Belgian beauty & fashion haul

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Before I went to Belgium last Thursday I made a nice little shopping list for myself. Cosmetics and clothes are a lot cheaper in Belgium than they are in Switzerland, so whenever I’m in the country I try to stock up on fashion and beauty essentials. On Saturday I went to Antwerp with my parents and my brother, and after a really fun day of shopping, eating, drinking and just really enjoying ourselves I went home with some new beauty and fashion goodies. Have a look!

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I bought the Dior Pore Minimizer Skin Refinining Matte Primer for the first time in January – I reviewed it here – and because I like it so much I decided to buy it again. The Philoshophy Turbo Booster C Powder went on my shopping list after I saw Judith from Lipstick in the attick rave about it. Hopefully I’ll like this vitamin C powder as much as she does! And to treat myself I also bought this Caudalie Fleur De Vigne gift set with the eau fraîche and the shower gel from the Fleur de Vigne line.

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To clean my make-up brushes I use Zwitsal baby shampoo, so I stocked up on bottles at Kruidvat. There was a 3 + 1 action, very convenient. And I also bought new Oral B TriZone brush heads for my new Oral B TriZone 1000 toothbrush.

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At Vero Moda I bought this short faux leather jacket and at the Levis Store I bought a new pair of black Slight Curve Modern Rise skinny jeans. Total wardrobe essentials, right!

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My brother and me in Antwerp

And that’s it. I meant to get more though. There was an Estée Lauder cream on my shopping list but I failed to find it, and I bought a lot less clothes than I had planned due to the fact that it was sit-and-have-a-cocktail weather rather than change-in-and-out-of-50-outfits weather. But all in all I’m very happy with my haul. By shopping in Belgium I really saved myself quite a bit of money again, hurrah!

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My grandmother, me and my mom at my grandmother’s house this weekend. I promised my gran I’d put a picture of us on the blog :-)

Do you like my purchases? Do you ever go shopping in Antwerp?

69 thoughts on “New in | Belgian beauty & fashion haul

  1. You wardrobe picks look great! you are right about the essential part! I cannot go two days without wearing my black skinny jeans, besides they get worn out much quicker than blue.. a girl needs backups! :-)
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  2. That’s so cool, your grandma follows your blog!:D Or at least she knows about it so she wants a picture of you three online, that’s really badass. And up-to-date too – my mom would KILL me, if I put a picture of her online, she’s so old-school (not to even mention how old-school my grandmother is). Anyhow, I was wondering how you clean your brushes. I heard some people use olive oil and detergents and shit, but baby shampoo makes a lot more sense, duh.
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    • I just put a little baby shampoo in the palm of my hand together with a tiny bit of lukewarm water, and then I just swirl my brushes around in the soap. Once for the ‘big clean’ and then a second time to get rid of the last bits of make-up. And then I rinse them out.

  3. I love your outfit… the skinny jeans look amazing and I love the fake leather jacket :)

    By the way.. Forgiving ourselves is the hardest thing but we deserve it… sure we make mistakes and do stupid things we shouldn’t but we are human and we at least deserve what we would give to others.. :) Have a wonderful day :)
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  4. Hi Melissa! I looove haul posts and if they are from trips even better! I love the jacket you got, it’s so cool, definitely you. Those are nice pictures with your family, it looks like you had a great time.
    I admit that when I saw the baby shampoo pic, before scrolling and reading I went like “uhm, that’s a LOT of baby shampoo, … is she.. (scroll a bit) ah, brushes, right.” haha
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  5. Great haul! I have tried the Caudalie shower gel you bought and have thought about getting the perfume version. I love every single Caudalie shower gel and wish it is sold in Japan. I have also recently tried the Dior matte primer and it is seriously as wonderful as you have said in your review. I thought I loved Benefit’s The Porefessional and Hourglass but Dior’s matte primer suits my needs to a T, being an oily-skinned gal. Love the photo of you, your grandma, and your mum – three generations! Awesome!
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  6. Leuk dat je eens in Antwerpen was, het is dan ook de mooiste stad van België he! :D
    En ik gebruik ook altijd zwitsal voor mijn borstels, superhandig ;)

  7. Your mom looks very good, also your granny…she seems very young. I love caudalie, espacially the moisturizing sorbet…a dream for face. Very good for summer. It gives a moisture kick!!! Have a geat weekend!

  8. I wanted to try something from Claudalie for such a long time! I had that Vitamin C powder from Philosophy, it gave me horrible blackheads, but my skin looked very bright at the same time haha :) Everyone’s skin is different though.
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  9. Leuke foto’s, ik gebruik ook altijd zwitsal om mijn kwasten schoon te maken. Gebruik die shampoo soms ook voor mijn haren, als mijn hoofdhuid vettig is. Daar is ie ook goed voor, want het is een milde shampoo. xx
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