Thursday, December 1, 2016

What's in a name?

Dear Fashionista In The Dark readers,
roday's update is rather short, but I want to tell you about something that's been on my mind for a rather long time now.
I want to change the name of the blog. I feel like Fashionista In The Dark doesn't really fit anymore.
The blog will probably be redirected automatocally, but I just wanted to let you know that my blog'll be called "Lynn's Lookbook" in the future. It feels more mature and more me.

Thanks for reading!

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Golden Goddess highlighter review!

Highlighters have been a very big thing the last (few) year(s). Every brand seems to have one, it's really all you hear about on blogs and YouTube channels, and I can't really blame anyone.
When I was a kid, I used to watch "Charmed" on TV and I would wonder what made the girls in the show glow like that. What made them look so fresh and healthy?
As I started learning more about make-up, I was told about this thing called "highlighter"... "Oh," I thought, "so that's where the glow comes from?".

It's no secret that I'm a big higlighter lover too! About a month ago, in Madrid, I found this cute highlighter by Revolution.
It's a triple baked highlighter in a heart shape, called "Goddess of Love". A gorgeous absolutely stunning gold highlighter that's affordable too! But is it good enough to steal my heart?

The packaging is way too cute. Heart shapes are meant to win girls over rightaway. No, really, this packaging is quite cute. It might not be great for storage or travelling, but it'll take your bad mood away in the morning!
Below, you can see what the swatch looks on my hand.

I personally loved this swatch. A higlighter has be pigmented for sure, but too pigmented can look a bit stupid as well, after all, you don't want to look like a discoball.

I love the glow this highlighter gives me, without being too much or too over the top. It is exactly what it needs to be; noticable, but not ridiculous, if that makes sense.
You can see the highlighter when I turn my head, when the sun decides to show itself or when a light shines on my face. I've tried my very best to capture the gorgeousness on camera and believe I have succeeded as well.

Below you'll find a picture of what my highlighter looks like in artificial light. Pretty nice, huh?

I'm in love. Pun intended.
There are two more options available, but this one was the best one for my complexion. I'm very happy to have gotten one of these highlighters.

Are there any highlighters you'd like to recommend? Please do let me know in the comments below.
Thanks for reading and as always, I hope to see you soon!

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Sunday, November 20, 2016

Catrice All Round Mascara review!

Good morning everyone! How are you doing?
I'm doing quite good these days, kicking it back old school and with not too much make-up. These last weeks I have skipped make-up quite often and I must admit, I don't have any problems with it anymore. It's so refreshing to go make-up free. 
Of course, I'm a beauty lover at heart and I won't try to convince you a little mascara can't do little miracles. In fact, if there was one thing I could use for the rest of my life, it'd probably be mascara.

A little really can go a long way. I do let my skin breathe more often than I did before, but a bit of mascara will always give your look a boost. 
Today I'm trying Catrice's All Round black mascara - one of the cheapest ones they have, but mascara doesn't have to be expensive. Drugstore mascaras, I find, are just as good as high end mascaras.

 This mascara comes in a red tube. It's nice to have a bit of colour in my collection, but other than that the packaging is quite "normal".

The brush isn't very exciting. It's got a small tip, which is good for inner and outer corners of the eyes. Other than that, it's pretty basic. I'm actually happy to see a mascara brush that doesn't look scary for once!

I wouldn't say I'm very surprised with the volume this mascara gives me. Length however, I can't complain about. I apply about two to three coats of mascara to get the best result.

Is it a good mascara? Yes, as a basic item, I do think so. I also think that if you're going to use three layers everytime you apply mascara, you might as well go for a little bit of a more expensive option and apply less layers each time, but that's personal. If you're a girl (or boy) that only applies one layer, by all means, go for it. I, personally, love some extra volume and will therefore look for a mascara with more volume.

However, for €2.99, I think we have to be fair and admit this is not a bad product at all.

Thanks for reading! I'll see you soon! 

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Getting ready for autumn!

Nearly three years ago I moved out of the house that I lived in with my parents and started to build up my new life in my own place.

I have always tried to stay humble and keep it simple. I don't try to impress people with materialistic stuff, because I don't need most of it, and to be honest, I don't use most of it either. I must admit that I have a lot of stuff - and everytime I move, I become aware of that.


There are only three things I spend most of my money on: food, make-up and clothes. I don't think you should ever save when it comes to food and make-up and clothing are just guilty pleasures. I must admit that during certain months I like to go all out.
This month, for example, I decided to expand my wardrobe. I got a new pair of boots, two new coats, I also picked up a lot of sweaters that were still at my parents' house...


The only thing that didn't expand, is the place I live in. When I was younger I would put my summer clothes in boxes and store them in my attic, but the building I live in now doesn't have a storage space or attic.
I am, however, quite literally cleaning out my closet. This winter too.

I recently got in touch with MakeSpace, which is a company that comes to your place to pick up and store your stuff.
You can have it picked up whenever you want and you can have it delivered back at your place just as easy. The digital world nowadays is changing a lot of things and storage is one of those. With an app, you can choose what you want to store and what you want to get back from storage, just like that. Check out their self-storage locations!


How are you getting ready for autumn and winter? Any tips or tricks to share?

Monday, November 14, 2016

Manicure Monday: Plump Power!

First impressions are the most important of them all.
Its something you only get to do once and people will judge you on that first impression rightaway. It really does last.
For women, its not just about being well mannered, but about appearance as well. Of course everyone wants to look good, but there are certain things that people pay (extra) attention to. One of the things I noticed other people and myself pay tons of attention to, are nails.

When I see a good manicure on somone, it will automatically put me in a better mood. Not because I'm superficial, I just think its special if you want to put extra effort into looking that little bit better. After all, the details can be the most important. When I do my nails, I just feel that little bit extra confident, more feminine. It just shows that you care about your appearance and that you have self-respect, which is something that I think make women so attractive.

All of this, just to show you the newest nailpolish I got and have been wearing during this slightly colder period of time.
Enter "Plump power", a deep purple nailpolish that I got from Essence (aka my favourite nailpolish brand in the world).
So gorgeous, so sophisticated and as always - very easy to apply and maintain! 

What do you think of this nailpolish? 
Have a great day!