Monday, August 31, 2015

OOTD: Rolling Stone!

Bruges is such a beautiful place. I've lived here for a year now and I'm still exploring. There are so many beautiful places to discover! 
I'm finding new spots everytime I hang out with my friends. Recently my friend and I tried out a new sushi restaurant and we decided to shoot outfit pictures afterwords. 


My outfit is pretty simple. I like wearing T-shirts with funny quotes or them or band tees. Today I'm wearing a Rolling Stones T-shirt with a leather jacket, black jeans and white Converse All Stars.
Pretty rock 'n roll if you ask me!  

Even though it's a very basic outfit, I feel very good and very comfortable in it!
What do you think?

Thanks for reading! Have a lovely day!

Saturday, August 29, 2015

Festive make-up inspirations

Everyone needs something in their life that makes their soul spark. A passion. Something you love so much that sometimes you lose yourself in it.
My passion is my blog, my make-up, my fashion. I can't get enough of make-up or beauty related pictures. These past few weeks I have been browsing the Internet and I found a couple of gorgeous pictures. all of these pictures are rather festive make-up looks. I thought I'd share them with you, because everyone can use a bit of inspiration at times! Enjoy!

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Why so Sirius?! - Part 1

Hi there!
Today's post is a little bit different. As you might know, if you read this blog once in a while, I'm in college. I'm studying English and history and I absolutely love it. Our English teacher is a little bit weird, but he's such a nice person. He can teach really well but he also makes it interesting. I like coming to class. I've often said that if there were more teacher like him around, the kind where you can see the passion in their eyes, everybody'd like to go to school.

For our English oral exam, he challenged us. He had us think of a talent, and link that talent to British culture. I wasn't sure what I wanted to do, you can't just make up a talent, so I decided I'd write a little piece. Writing is something I love, and aside from the blog, I don't do it often enough!
And because I like to review books on here as well, I decided I'd post my own short story as well. The way I linked it to culture is that I just took three ideas from writers and created a kind of "spin off".
I hope you like it!
If you enjoyed this post, let me know! I'll be putting out more content later!

A soft wind whispered past him. He swore he had been in a forest a minute ago. Now he was standing in front of a small pond.
The water flowed softly down the rocks, coloured grey in the light of a constant moon. As the water echoed in his mind, he forgot there had ever been a forest and wandered further.
Even though he had no idea where he was, it didn’t really matter. Everything here looked so magical, so out of this world, he didn’t think of how he was going to get back to the forest.
The moon had turned everything grey and for a minute he stood there, trying to imagine how breathtaking it would look in colour.

As Sirius looked around, he noticed a deer on the other side of the pond. The creature looked so majestic, so innocent. His lips curled into a smile. Wouldn’t it be wonderful if he could just stay here? Suddenly he felt so calm. For a minute, it seemed like there was no wrong in the world. There was  no evil. There was only this moment, the beauty, the inner peace that he had been looking for for such a long time. Maybe his rough journey was meant to end like this. Maybe life would get better now.
Sirius looked up to the sky and saw a thousand stars. They were shining bright and there were so many of them. Not like the ones you saw where the Muggles live. Slowly Sirius sat down in the soft, moist grass. A few seconds later, he found himself laying down in the grass, humming a peaceful melody. He couldn’t remember all the words to the song, but he knew it was a song filled with positivity.

Sirius took a deep breath in and closed his eyes. After a few minutes, he felt something on the back of his right hand. His heart started beating fast and loud, but he demanded himself to stay calm. He opened his eyes to see what could possibly interrupt his moment of rest, and found the deer by his side.
It looked at him with eyes so bright and beautiful, unlike anything that he had ever seen before. All this, he thought, was a reason to believe in the good again. Pure and unconditional love, magic, family. If he could keep this feeling, he might even be able build a whole new life for himself.
Sirius decided to close his eyes again. He felt the deer licking his hand again but didn’t panic, after all, this beautiful animal was harmless.

Its tiny hoof brushed the palm of his hand. It stroked across the skin, barely touching it until his hand felt numb and formless. Sirius smiled, his mind went blank. The deer came closer, breathing warm wet air upon his face. It calmed itself until its breath matched his. Then it gave him a soft lick. Sirius didn’t how much time passed. It also didn’t matter.

Sirius heard the sound of a giggle in the woods. Playful and childish, it danced along the trees singing a soft rhyme. He didn’t know the words. It occurred to him that no man had ever known them. Yet he knew exactly what they meant. He saw mountains, rising and decaying through the ages. Rivers bursting through rock like veins through flesh. Bodies hanged in trees to rot and be forgotten. The rhyme went on, each word a more disturbing image than the last. Until he was left with the image of a snake, silent and smooth, but oh so deadly. Then he lost control of his body.

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

OOTD: Pastel blazer

Hello everyone! How are you?

Today's post is another outfit of the day! I have been posting a lot of those lately but I love it!
Summer is by far my favourite time of year to take outfit pictures!

Last July, we had sales here in Belgium. It used to be my favourite thing to do when I was younger: hop on the bus and go shopping all day.
To return with so many bags that you can barely hold all of them, ahhh, those are some good memories! I would save up money all year round to just be able to go shopping twice: once in the summer and once in the winter.
This summer, I didn't have the time to shop a lot due to work, but I did find some items here and there.

One of the favourite items that I got during the sales is this pastel yellow blazer. I instantly get a happy feeling when I see or wear it!
Here, I paired it with an owl T-shirt that my sister gave me for my birthday. I decided to wear black jeans and black shoes.
My shoes have some fake snakeskin print on them that is actually the exact same colour as my T-shirt, so that's a nice match.

Blazer: Moggy's
T-shirt: Primark
Jeans: H&M
Shoes: Shoe discount
Purse: H&M
Watch & armcandy: Claire's & Six
Nailpolish: New Look

Thanks for reading! Have a lovely day!

Sunday, August 23, 2015

EOTD: Big blue eyes

When I first started using make-up, I didn't know about some of the tricks that I know today. One of my favourite tricks is to use eyeshadow to make my eyes look more blue.


You can make any eye colour pop with eyeshadow. What you want to do is use eyeshadow in the opposite colour of you eye colour. For example, the opposite colour of blue is orange. When you use bronze/orange/tan tones, you'll see that your eyes pop more. 
I inserted a picture above that has all the eye colours next to eyeshadow colours that will make them pop - just in case you wanted to check which colours would work great for you!

Moving on to the look! Here it is! 

This look is a little darker than what I normally wear on hot summer days. I smoked out my crease a little bit using my Nude 'Tude palette by The Balm. Since the eyeshadow was a little darker, I felt this was a great day to night kind of make-up look.

I used gold as my lid colour because... who doesn't love gold? The eyeshadow that I used is called "Amber lights" by MAC. It's such a gorgeous colour! I use it all the time. To be quite honest, I'm surprised I haven't hit pan yet! 

As always, I did a little winged eyeliner! The liquid liner and mascara that I use are by Essence.

I hope you like this look, let me know what you think! 

Thanks for reading! Have a great day!