June 30, 2017

Maanziek | Recensie

Titel: Maanziek
Serie: Maanziek #1
Schrijver: Eva Linden
Pagina's: 256 pagina's
Versie: Paperback
Uitgeverij: Livane
Score: ★★★★

Recensie

Eva Linden had me gecontacteerd om te vragen of ik haar boek gesigneerd zou willen kopen en misschien ook een recensie zou willen achterlaten. Zo'n kans laat ik natuurlijk niet liggen! Nog eens bedankt dat je mijn boek wou signeren, Eva!

Maanziek vertelt het verhaal van Mathis en Mila. Mathis heeft last van nachtmerries, maar deze nachtmerries lijken zo echt. In het begin weet hij niet goed of het nu wel of niet een droom is, maar daarom is Mila er. Zij is een mysterieus meisje dat niet zo open is over haar verleden. Maar hoe meer tijd ze samen spenderen, hoe meer ze elkaar leren kennen.
Mathis en Mila moeten er voor zorgen dat ze hun dromen onder controle houden, of er zullen verschrikkelijke dingen gebeuren...

Het begin ging wat stroever dan verwacht. Ik heb er even over gedaan om echt in het verhaal te komen, dit kan natuurlijk ook aan mijn examens liggen. Door mijn examens heb ik 4 weken geen enkel boek aangeraakt.
Het verhaal is echt iets nieuw en interessant. Ik vind het echt een origineel verhaal en ik kan niet wachten om meer te lezen over Mathis en Mila!

June 26, 2017

Jera On Air 2017 | Festival diary

Yesterday I came back from Jera On Air 2017 and now I want to share my experience with you guys!
Autographs from Northlane &
Deez Nuts

First of all, I want to give you more information about the festival itself. Jera On Air is an alternative music festival with metalcore, hardcore and punk music. The festival is in Ysselsteyn in the Netherlands and it's not that big. Don't think it's a disadvantage, because I really like it, I love small festivals with great names!
It was the 25th anniversary of Jera On Air this year, so this time they gave a pre-party, on 22nd June. After the pre-party you have 2 festival days, on 23rd and 24th June.

It's quite a trip to travel from my city in Belgium to Ysselsteyn in the Netherlands with public transport. Luckily I had some great friends with me! The trip was around 4 hours and then we arrived at the festival. Unfortunately there were already a lot of people so we had to wait in a long queue and then it started to rain... But besides the rain, the first day was
really fun. We set our tents, drank some alcohol and danced at the pre-party!

Lawrence from While She Sleeps
The 2 festival days were really great too! We saw a lot of good bands, we went on the picture with some band members and we danced like crazy people!

The bands we've seen were: Chelsea Grin, While She Sleeps, Northlane, Architects, Moments, The Devil Wears Prada, Deez Nuts and Of Mice & Men. The bands that we've listened and danced to were: Landscapes, Oceans Ate Alaska, Moose Blood and Madball.
Tobias from Alazka
My friends and I went on the picture with Tobias from Alazka, the entire Norhtlane band, Lawrence from While She Sleeps and Sean from Deez Nuts.

I won a meet & greet with Northlane so I got to meet them in real life and ask some questions. You all know that I'm really nervous and shy, so it was a little awkward but I have a picture with the entire band and I'm just so happy. They're so amazing and they talked about their music and their message.

Now I want to talk about some bands I've seen, I'm not going to mention every band because then my blog post will be way too long!
Sean from Deez Nuts
While She Sleeps and Northlane were so amazing. They are great performers and I was singing as loud as I could and dancing as crazy as I could. I was so happy that I got to see them again and I cannot wait to see them another time because they're that good!
Architects was WOW! They're one of my favourite bands and they're just so amazing! Another thing that I thought was really beautiful is that Sam was talking about Tom. That they're doing all of this for him and that he'll always be there in every show,... It was so beautiful and I was crying, but I wasn't the only one. It was so sad but also beautiful and this makes me love Architects even more!
Moments was another great band. I wanted to see them because they're Belgian and I was glad that I did that! They're really good and I cannot wait to discover more music from them!
Northlane
And the last band I want to talk about is Of Mice & Men. I've been a fan of them for a really long time so I was really sad when Austin wasn't able to perform anymore because of his illness. I wasn't really sure if I wanted to see OM&M because of the fact that Austin wasn't in the band anymore, but my friends wanted to see them so I went with them. Unfortunately I didn't like them that much because of 2 reasons. 1 they never mentioned anything about Austin, which I think is kind of wrong because you can at least say something about why he left and that they miss him (like Architects did) and the 2 I missed Austin's voice. OM&M is good without Austin, but I couldn't help myself thinking that they sounded really weird... But hey, I can't love every band! 😉

So Jera On Air 2017 was really good, with great bands and an amazing atmosphere! I think it was even better than last year! 💛

June 19, 2017

Cinder | Recensie

Titel: Cinder
Serie: The Lunar Chronicles #1
Schrijver: Marissa Meyer
Pagina's: 376 pagina's
Versie: Hardcover
Uitgeverij: Blossom Books
Score: ★★★★★

Review

Het is al een tijdje geleden dat ik Cinder en Scarlet heb gelezen, maar vandaag kreeg ik een supermooi pakketje aan van Blossom Books. In dit pakketje zat een supermooie bladwijzer van Levana samen met een poster van Winter, een foldertje en een brief. In deze brief had Blossom Books gevraagd of ik mee mijn liefde wou verspreiden van The Lunar Chronicles, en daarom dat ik dit review schrijf!
De bladwijzer van Levana
en de poster van Winter

Zoals ik al eerder heb gezegd, is het een tijdje geleden dat ik de eerste twee boeken in The Lunar Chronicles heb gelezen. De reden hiervoor is dat ik de twee edities heb van de vorige uitgeverij. Deze uitgeverij wou de serie niet verder uitgeven en daarom kwam Blossom Books een paar jaar later met het beste idee ooit: de serie zelf uitgeven! Ik was superblij wanneer ik dit te horen kreeg. Cinder  en Scarlet waren zo'n goede boeken en toen zat ik nog in de periode dat ik niet veel Engelse boeken las.
Maar nu een paar jaar later heb ik terug de kans om de rest van de serie in het Nederlands te lezen!

Voor degene die niet goed weten waar Cinder overgaat: Cinder is een monteur, maar meer specifieker, een cyborg. Doordat ze een cyborg is hoort ze er niet echt bij. Ze woont samen met haar stiefmoeder en stiefzusje. Haar stiefzusje is Cinder haar enigste menselijke vriend en daardoor is het eens zo erg wanneer haar zusje ziek is van de ernstige plaag.
Op een dag komt prins Kai langs bij Cinder omdat zijn adroid stuk is, en dat verandert alles...

Ik wil niet teveel zeggen over het verhaal, zodat ik jullie zeker niet spoil! Ik vind Cinder en Scarlet zo goed omdat het fairy tale retellings zijn met een extra twist. Cinder gaat over Cinderella, Scarlet gaat over Roodkapje, Cress gaat over Rapunzel en Winter gaat over Sneeuwwitje. De serie is eens zo cool omdat er ook wordt gepraat over cyborgs, androids,... Het zijn geweldige boeken en ik kan niet wachten om Cress te lezen!

Als je meer informatie, de prijs en de andere boeken in de serie, klik dan hier.

June 15, 2017

Top 5 eyeshadow palettes I want | Top 5...

You all know that I love make-up and these are some make-up palettes that I want! Some of them are neutral palettes and some of them have really bright colours!

1. Morphe 25B or 35T (or both haha!)


I want to own a Morphe palette (or both of them) because I love the colour range and these are not even expensive. A lot of people rave about these palettes, so I know that these are good quality. I love the 25B palette because I love wearing neutral eyeshadows as an everyday look. The second palette, 35T is another palette I want because I love all the purple-like shades and also some brown shades that are really pretty!


2. Jeffree Star Cosmetics Androgony Eyeshadow palette

I love love love the bright colours in this palette, I live for the bottom row. Jeffree Star Cosmetics is such an amazing brand because there are lipsticks and highlighters for every skin tone, they're vegan and cruelty free and I love my unicorn blood lipstick. Jeffree Star may seem harsh but he's just brutally honest and that's something I love about him!
Jeffree Star Cosmetics Androgony Eyeshadow palette

3. BH Cosmetics Shaaanxo palette
Shannon is one of my favourite YouTubers and I want want want this palette. The colours are so pretty and just made for an everyday look! I think it's awesome that you have 9 eyeshadow shades and 9 lip shades. It's so easy to take with you when you're travelling!
BH Cosmetics Shaaanxo palette

4. Nyx Ultimate Shadow Palette in Brights
I really like the Nyx Paris in Love palettes and I want the Brights palette so badly! I love these colours and this palette is just perfect for book inspired make-up looks. I cannot wait to buy this palette and create amazing make-up looks!
Nyx Ultimate Shadow Palette in Brights

5. e.l.f. Mad for Matte Eyeshadow Palette
I wanted to try something from e.l.f and I remember MannyMUA & NikkieTutorials talking about this eyeshadow palette. It's again a natural palette but I love natural colours. I do like that these are all matt eyeshadows. I do love shimmery shades, but sometimes I feel like only wearing matt eyeshadows, so this palette is perfect for that!

Let me know if you've used one of these palettes or if you want one of these! 💕

June 12, 2017

May wrap up 2017

In May I read a total of 4 books. Read further to know what I've read this month!

Book 1
Title: A Court of Mist and Fury
Series: A Court of Thorns and Roses #2
Author: Sarah J. Maas
Rating: ★★★★★
About: Goodreads
English review
Dutch review

Book 2
Title: Black Dawn
Series: Black Dawn #1
Author: Mallory McCartney
Rating: ★★★
About: Goodreads
Review

Book 3
Title: The Diabolic
Series: The Diabolic #1
Author: S.J. Kincaid
Rating: ★★★★
About: Goodreads

Book 4
Title: Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them: The Original Screenplay
Author: J.K Rowling
Rating: ★★★
About: Goodreads

June 05, 2017

May make-up expenses

I was inspired by Jolien Nathalie's post about her monthly make-up expenses, and I decided to do the same. I really like the concept, it's really original and it may be confronting! Click here to read Jolien Nathalie's post, she's amazing!

Week 1 (1-7)
Essence multicolour matt Pearls in 01 call me a multitalent angel €3.39
Essence loose setting powder in 01 I'm flawless minty! €3.39
Essence brush duo 01 one team, one mission €3.39
Catrice Liquid Metal Longlasting Cream in 050 Smart Mauve €3.99

Total: € 14.16
Week 2 (8-14)
Essence palette 4 reasons to celebrate €1.59
Essence highlight powder 01 my special highlight  €1.59
Essence eyeshadow 06 celebrate good times  €1.59

Total: €4.77

Week 3 (15-21)
Nyx Lip Lingerie in Seduction €8.30

Total: €8.30

Week 4 (21-31)

Total: €0.00

= €27.23

Just like last month, it's around €27. I don't think it's that much for all the stuff that I've bought. I tested almost everything and what I love all the products that I've tested. The loose green setting powder really helps cover up my redness. I love the 4 reasons to celebrate palette because there are these tiny colourful Pearls and I love going from left Rio right with this palette because it's so pretty. The eyeshadows that I've bought for this palette are amazing too! I love wearing the highlighting shade with a brow/reddish look and I love wearing the purple to smoke out my lower lash line when I'm wearing black winged eyeliner. And the last product that I've tested is the Nyx lip lingerie in Seduction and wow! It's such a pretty colour and I'm so happy that I've bought it!