Wednesday, 16 April 2014

Garnier Miracle Skin cream | First impressions

Hi Lovelies,

I’ve been a true Insider and have been testing away with the Garnier Miracle Skin cream over the past weeks. First I want to say that I’m not being paid to say what I’m going to say. This is my honest opinion. Just wanted to give you guys a heads up.
There is so much going on with this cream I don’t know where to start so maybe a structured approach is called for.

Tuesday, 8 April 2014

Travel | Edinburgh Day 3

Hi Lovelies
So for part 2 of our Edinburgh adventure:

We left you at the end of our second day in Edinburgh. On day 3 we explored the Royal Mile.

Sunday, 6 April 2014

Travel | Edinburgh Day 1 & 2

Hi lovelies,

As promised the Edinburgh post!
As I started typing these up, I noticed they became very long as I had so much to tell and I didn’t even go into everything we did yet. I didn’t think it kind of fitted on this blog so I’ve shortened them considerably and just let the pictures do most of the talking. For people wanting to read all of my babbling the full articles are over on Peanut+Monkey.

We traveled to Edinburgh by plane. We flew Ryanair and despite all the negative reviews we fared well. Just follow their rules and you’ll be fine.

Our first day  actually consisted of traveling. We took the train to get to Charleroi where we took the plane. Once in Edinburgh, we took the Airlink bus to the city center and from there it was only a short walk to the hostel. We stayed  at Edinburgh Backbackers on Cockburn Street and honestly we can’t complain. They were friendly, we had a nice room and it was very quiet at night. We made ourselves comfortable in our room and unpacked a bit before heading out to a nearby Tesco to get some dinner. We went to that Tesco quite a few times during our trip.

Next day was shopping day. We went to Princess street and got carried away in Boots, Superdrug, Primark… but we started our spree in Whittard: a much love shop ever since I set foot in the UK 5 years ago.  Their instant teas are legend, at least in our tiny group. They generally also have the nicest staff. I also can’t get over how friendly the shop assistants in all of Edinburgh were. Some were friendly but others down right made my day by just being kind and doing just that bit more than their job.

When back at our hostel we set about tapping our first  ever shop log! We were out of our depth and did everything in one very long take and did probably everything wrong you can do while filming but we had a lot of fun doing it. After that we just tuckered up, ready for day 3 of the trip.

I’m going to close off here. I think I’ve gone on long enough especially since this is supposed to be the short version.

Lots of Love                                

Friday, 28 March 2014

DIY Nail polish jewellery

Hi everyone,

I'm a bit late with this post, considering I made this as a Christmas present for Ellenore (along with other things, both DIY and not DIY ;-) ).

Wednesday, 26 March 2014

Travel | Quick hello and what's to come.

Hi Lovelies,

It has been a while indeed. Life has been very different for all of us and that takes some getting used to. As we are settling into our new lives, blogging can recommence at last.

Tuesday, 25 March 2014

Garnier Insiders | Unboxing and campaign

Hi lovelies,

My first insider campaign is a fact. Saturday I collected my package and felt quite proud. The product I get to try out is Miracle Skin Cream, Garnier's new anti aging day cream.  I didn't really know what to expect. I had spotted the tube in the shops before I got the package so I was quite surprised when it turned out it was a fair sized box. It did rattle a bit so it also left me wondering what could be inside. Saturday was quite a busy day so I left it till today to open it and see what was inside.

Thursday, 20 March 2014

Insiders campaign: Garnier Miracle skin cream

Hi lovelies,

it has been way too long. However you can expect some changes pretty soon. And this post is the  first step in that direction.

I have been selected to participate in an Insiders campaign for Garnier Miracle skin cream. This means I get to test this cream and tell all who wants to hear about it. I will be collecting my package tomorrow or Saturday (as soon as I can get to the store) and post a quick message on here to tell you guys what my first impressions are and how exactly this Insider thing is going to work. It's the first time I got selected for a campaign so this is pretty exciting for me!

As for some more teasers: I've been working on some posts and they are nearly all finished and should appear on there in the near future!

Lots of Love


Monday, 17 March 2014

A real fake aquarium ;-)

Hi everyone,

I recently moved out of my parents house and I've always had pets. I considered getting real fish to keep at my apartment studio, but that would mean I can't go on vacation for longer periods. So a fake aquarium with fake fish will have to do.

Thursday, 13 March 2014

Power Girl vs. Super Man!

Hi everyone,

Today, I went to Kruidvat and saw they had the Superheroes LE. I bought the 03 Power Girl and 04 Super, Man! polishes. I couldn't wait to try them out.

Friday, 28 February 2014

Nail Art | Feline Face (ft. My Cat)

As I mentioned in my last post about Lacquer Legion, Lacquer Legion posts nail art prompts once a month.
Every month a new theme is given and the participants make a nail art revolving around the theme. This month the theme was Adoration (#lladoration).

Friday, 14 February 2014

Valentine's Love Letters

Hi everyone,

A few weeks ago, I bought the stampy set from the Essence LE Love Letters. And because it's Valentine's day, I thought I'd finally try it out!

Sunday, 9 February 2014

Nail Art | 'Negative Space' Roses

At the beginning of the year, Sammy of The Nailasaurus wrote a post where she explained she wanted to be inspired to do more nail art and wanted to inspire others to do the same. So she, Sarah (Chalkboard Nails), Leslie (work/play/polish) and Rebecca (Rebecca Likes Nails) started an initiative called The Lacquer Legion.

The Lacquer Legion - There will be one prompt per month, one date that everyone will post and a hashtag to use across social media so that it will be easy to explore everyone's nail art. This challenge should be fun and easy-breezy for everyone so you don't have to take part every month, just if and when you fancy it! - See more at The Nailasaurus

Thursday, 19 December 2013

Nail Art | Christmas Sweater

Happy Holidays!

In the spirit of the holiday season, I did some Christmas nail art. Seeing as I like freehanding nail art (and I need all the practice I can get in that particular department), I figured I'd freehand a Christmas sweater nail art.

Friday, 22 November 2013

Thursday, 21 November 2013