August 21, 2017

Breaking Up Is Hard To Do... But You Could've Done Better | Review

Title: Breaking Up Is Hard To Do... But You Could've Done Better
Author: Hilary Campbell
Pages: 150 pages
Version: Ebook (ARC)
Publisher: Animal Media Group
Rating: 

Review
This book was provided by the publisher through Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. Thank you Netgalley and Animal Media Group!

Breaking Up Is Hard To Do... But You Could've Done Better is a graphic novel full of break up stories with little cute cartoons. These stories are from high school kids to adults.

Breaking Up Is Hard To Do... But You Could've Done Better is such a funny, hilarious and amazing book. I really enjoyed reading all those break up stories and if there's going to be a part 2, I'll definitely read it! Some stories were so weird, like who would break up by saying that Jesus showed him that his girlfriend is a whore. Like, what?? And others were really sad.

Hilary Campbell is by the way amazing! She had an amazing dedication:

“To that one dude, for being such an inspirational dick.”

You go girl! I cannot wait to read more written by Hilary Campbell and I highly recommend Breaking Up Is Hard To Do... But You Could've Done Better if you're looking for an easy and funny read!

August 18, 2017

Wish list #1

Hi guys! I decided to start a new series on my blog: Wishlist. Each post contains some items that are on my wish list, for example a book, a make-up product, a T-shirt,... So I hope you guys are as excited as I am!

Shoes
Style: Jacy
Colour: Black
Price: €80
Website: Dr Martens

When I saw these Dr. Martens I just had to have them! They look so pretty and so cool! Of course I have to have them in black because who am I without black?!

Band T-shirt
Band: Architects
Style: Unholy Symphony
Price: €17.99
Website: Impericon

Architects is one of my favourite bands I need some new band merch. I really love this T-shirt because it's black with some grey & white flowers on it. It has the same vibe as my Being As An Ocean T-shirt.

Book
Title: Consequences: Opal & Origin
Series: Lux #3 & #4
Author: Jennifer L. Armentrout
Info: Goodreads

I love Jennifer L. Armentrout!!! I've read the first two books in the Lux series and I need to read more about Kat and Daemon! This book series is about aliens and it so amazing!

Make-up products
What: SFX CrΓ©me Colour
Colour: Black & White
Brand: Nyx
Price: $7.00 - $10.00
Website: Nyx

I have some cool ideas in my head for Halloween and I need to have some SFX paint. I'm planning on doing some Halloween tutorials and I cannot wait to buy the paint and test it out!

Fake Septum
Price: 1.20 - €1.37
Website: AliExpress

I want a septum piercing for such a long time but my parents think it's ugly so I'm not allowed to pierce one. So my best option is to buy a fake one. I've bought a lot of chokers from AliExpress and that's one of the reasons why I want to buy my fake septum at AliExpress. The second reason is that it's cheap so if I don't like it, it's not really a waste of money!

Let me know what you would buy from these products! πŸ’Ÿ

August 16, 2017

Purple/pink make-up look | Tutorial

Hi guys! I decided to make this make-up look because I've worn it once to school and I got a lot of compliments. I love experimenting with some bright colours and it turned out so beautiful! Purple and pink are such beautiful colours and I used affordable make-up products like usual.

Read further to know how I've created this look!

1. First things first: prime your eyelids with a primer. I love this primer so much, it's cheap and it does its job!

2. The next step is to use a pink eyeshadow in the crease. I got this eyeshadow as a birthday present and I'm in love with it!

3. Then use a purple eyeshadow to deepen the crease. The eyeshadow I used is a limited edition, but other brands have similar eyeshadows, for example Nyx.

4. To highlight the eyelids, I used another limited edition eyeshadow. This eyeshadow is one from the birthday collection. It's a beautiful shimmery purple. Like I mentioned before, Nyx has some great eyeshadows, I have one of their shimmer eyeshadows and I love it. In this collection you also have a purple shimmer eyeshadow.

5. I love darkening my upper waterline and I also made a little black line to hide my fake eyelashes. (I created this make-up look awhile ago so I want to note that I don't use the Maybelline gel eyeliner anymore because it's not cruelty-free. Now I use the Nyx Gel Liner and Smudger)

6. I love this eyeliner so much! This is a shimmery purple eyeliner, but unfortunately also a limited edition. But there are similar eyeliners, or maybe a little darker, such as one from Nyx.
7. Smoke out the eyeliner with pink and purple eyeshadow and apply some mascara and some falsies. I used the first pair of fake eyelashes.

9. One of the most important steps: HIGHLIGHTER. I love the Nyx highlighter because it doesn't need a powder on top.

10. Use a pink lip liner and fill in your lips.

11. The last step: liquid lipstick!

And that's it! πŸ’•

August 15, 2017

Shadowhunters SE2B | Review

Title: Shadowhunters
Created by: Ed Decter
Based on: The Mortal Instruments series by Cassandra Clare
Seasons (watched): 2 seasons
Rating: ★★★★★

Review
Overall Shadowhunters was again: really good, but to be honest not always that good. There are a lot of '+' but also some '-'. Mainly because I was kind of thinking about the books while watching the show and they changed a lot of things. Sometimes they added certain things to the show that are so meaningless but then again sometimes it was something good. These things always happen when they do a book-to-movie/TV show adaptation but I think there are also a lot of scenes that are more or less like in the books and I really liked those scenes. They weren't always 100% the same, but they have similarities and I liked those scenes!

And if you've read my season 2A review, you might see that here are a lot more +/-, but that's because I started writing this review while watching every episode and in my season 2A review, I started writing after the last episode and I couldn't remember every detail of all the episodes. All the '+' and '-' are in chronological order!

I do want to say that I gave season 2B 5 stars, so 1 star more than season 2A, and that's because I feel like they were more true to the book this time and I loved the final episode, episode 20. I cannot wait for season 3!

Please be aware that the following points +/- are spoilers!!!

+
-The new intro
-I thought it was kind of beautiful when Sebastian was making Clary feel all her horrible feelings all over again so she could finally draw new runes. It was hard, I admit, but also so beautiful because we could relive all these emotions and saw Katherine McNamara act properly. It might sound harsh, but she isn't the best actrice, in my opinion, but I see some improvements.
-I loved the end of episode 12 because Jace finally knows that he's a Herondale and that part of his grandmother was so beautiful. I had tears in my eyes
-Simon's little gig in episode 13
-Kissing scene between Clary and Jace at the Seelie Court
-Maia and Simon
-Clace moment in episode 16
-Malec moments in episode 18
-Clace moment in episode 19
-Malec moment in episode 20
-
-Clary being in a relationship with Simon
-I hated the fact that Izzy was addicted to vampire venom
-Magnus Bane and Valentine were switched at the end of episode 11 and in episode 12?!?!
-Maia and Jace?!?!
-Max isn't dead like in the books. Sebastian/Jonathan did kill Max in the books and Max died
-All the chaos that's coming because of the Seelie Queen

August 14, 2017

The Chaos of Longing | Review




Title: The Chaos of Longing (revised and expanded) 
Author: K.Y. Robinson
Pages: 160 pages
Version: Ebook (ARC)
Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing
Rating: 

Review
This book was provided by the publisher through Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. Thank you Netgalley and Andrews McMeel Publishing!
I've never read English poetry before and I wanted to try something new. When I looked up the synopsis of The Chaos of Longing, I wasn't sure what I was expecting. It sounded interesting, so that's the main reason was I requested this book on Netgalley.

The Chaos of Longing has poems about love, trauma, heartbreak and it's also divided in 4 sections. Each section has its own theme. The Chaos of Longing is so raw and honest. It's also something new for me. There were times that I was thinking and kept thinking about a certain poem, because I didn't really know what the meaning of it was. Like I mentioned before, poetry is new to me, so I don't always know how to read it and see the meaning behind it. Some poems were really obvious and others were a mystery.

I love The Chaos of Longing and I want to read more of K.Y. Robinson's work!
Favourite poems of the collection (plus a little excerpt from some of the poems):
(Note: this is a very long list!)
  • fast tailed girl
"we wanted to shrink
into ourselves
and become invisible."

  • broken
  • manic depression
"the glitter morphs
into shards of glass
and taunts every
breath that i take."
  • naked thoughts
"it's easier to say
'make love to me'
than to say 
'love me
and only me' "
  • uncensored
  • for you
  • the good guy
"I don't have
much to bring
but a broken heart
that feeds on flesh
and poetry."
  • one wish
  • entrails
  • path
  • smitten
  • tone deaf
"don't string 
me along
but love me
like music"
  • unthreaded
  • unrequited love
  • summer fling
  • muse
"words sprout
from my heart
and transport
to your pages"
  • hypothetical
  • heavy
  • hypocrite
"but on these pages,
you'll always breathe
even though
unrequited love
is suffocating me."
  • two halves
  • pessimist
  • caution
  • brokenhearted
  • last kiss
"i am lost
in translation
of our last kiss.
my lips
have not been 
the same."
  • pangea
  • paralyzer
  • invasion
  • repeat after me
  • lost
"your eyes
became my sight.
your mouth
held my breath.
your body
became my sanctuary."
  • soft
  • when you're feeling low
  • elements ii
  • truth

August 11, 2017

Depression & anxiety | Update

I recently made a blog post about my depression & anxiety and I wanted to give you guys an update. I mentioned in my blog post that I didn't plan on going to a psychiatrist/psychologist/doctor, but I did something else, I talked to someone online. 

First I want to tell you guys why I made the change to talk to someone. I was talking about it with my boyfriend and he comes from a family with a lot of mental health issues and he was kinda sick and tired of it. It's hard for him that I have depression and anxiety because he's been through a lot and he doesn't want to suffer anymore. I know what you're all thinking right now: "he's not a good boyfriend because he pushes you to talk to someone" blah blah. But actually it's something good. It's good to talk to someone professional, maybe they can help me figure out some things and teach me how to be better in control when I have some panic attacks/anxiety attacks. 

I reached out to Awel. It's a Belgian site where you can talk to someone. You can call them, message them or mail them. I was kind of scared to call someone or message them, I was scared to get a direct reply so I decided to mail them instead. In their mail they said that I was a nice girl that suffers, although I don't need to suffer because I can talk to them or others. They said how nice my boyfriend is and that it was a great idea to reach out to someone and talk. 

Awel gave me many options on what I could do to help me with my depression and anxiety. They gave me some info on people I could contact: a counsellor at my college, JAC or TEJO, or a website that gives you tips, such as Fit in je hoofd. I'm sorry that these are all Dutch websites, but here are some English ones: ADAA, WebMD is a website about all different health problems and here you can find some tips and also some more information, and Healthline is more or less the same. 7 Cups is a website where you can talk to someone and Blah Therapy is another website.

I hope that these websites can help you guys out and I hope they can help me too! I'm planning on talking to one of these websites and I might talk to my college counsellor. I'm not sure because I don't know if I can talk to someone in person (who's a professional) about my problems. But I'll keep you updated about my mental health and never forget: you can always talk to me!πŸ’ž

August 09, 2017

Wearing dark lipsticks

I love wearing dark lipsticks even though some people might look weird at me. I love wearing dark red lipsticks, berry/purple lipsticks and black lipsticks. I think it matches really well with my pale skin.

First I want to give you some of my favourite dark lipsticks and later some tips. I do want to say something about the pictures: I actually made the list before I took the pictures and I first swatched the normal Nyx lipsticks, then the Wycon and the Jeffree Star Cosmetics one and the last picture I took was the liquid Nyx lipstick. You can see that it's a different setting and I chose a different setting because the lightning was so so bad where I took the previous pictures. So sorry in advance for the change in setting!

My favourite dark lipsticks are:

1. Nyx Liquid Suede Creme Lipstick in Alien
2. Nyx Matte Lipstick in Siren
3. Nyx Matte Lipstick in Up The Bass
4. Jeffree Star Cosmetics Velour Liquid Lipstick in Unicorn Blood
5. Wycon Cosmetics Fever Lipstick in Miss Mauve
My tips are:

1. Applying a lip liner before applying the lipstick.
For a liquid lipstick it's way easier to first apply a lip liner and then the lipstick itself. It's easy because you can follow the lines you've already created and you're sure that you have an opaque coverage.

2. Most of the time I love wearing matte lipsticks. Sometimes I buy lipsticks that are creamier but if I want them to look a little more matt, I use my finger or a tissue and dab a little on the lipstick. It takes away the shiny look. You can also apply some setting powder or an eyeshadow, but I rather use my finger than an eyeshadow.

3. And my last tip is to be confident! Sometimes I'm a little scared to wear a dark lipstick but then I think: it's what I like and what makes me myself. Just wear that dark lipstick and take 1000 selfies with it. If you like to wear dark lipstick, don't let anyone stop you! ❤

August 07, 2017

July wrap up 2017

In July I read a total of 7 books, I watched 103 episodes (TV shows) and I watched 3 movies. Read further to know what I've read and watched this month!

Books 
 
Book 1
Title: Crown of Midnight
Series: Throne of Glass #2
Author: Sarah J. Maas
Rating: ★★★★★
About: Goodreads

Book 2
Title: All the Wrong Chords
Author: Christine Hurley Deriso
Rating: ★★★★
About: Goodreads
Review

Book 3
Title: A Court of Wings and Ruin
Series: A Court of Thorns and Roses #3
Author: Sarah J. Maas
Rating: ★★★★★
About: Goodreads
Book inspired make-up tutorial
English review & Dutch review

Book 4
Title: Heir of Fire
Series: Throne of Glass #3
Author: Sarah J. Maas
Rating: ★★★★★
About: Goodreads

Book 5
Title: Hard To Get
Series: The Syrena Legacy #1.5
Author: Anna Banks
Rating: ★★★★★
About: Goodreads
You can read the short story on Wattpad!

Book 6
Title: Lesbian: Wrapped Around Her Finger
Series: Summer of Seduction #1
Author: Katrina Nash
Rating: ★★★
About: Goodreads

Book 7
Title: Starswept
Author: Mary Fan
Rating:
About: Goodreads
Book inspired make-up look
Review

TV Shows
 
TV show 1
Title: The 100
Season: 3
Episode: 8-16
Rating: ★★★★
About: Wikipedia

TV show 2
Title: Big Little Lies
Season: 1
Episode: 1-7 
Rating: ★★★★
About: Wikipedia

TV show 3
Title: Switched at Birth
Season: 1
Episode: 12-30
Season: 2
Episode: 1-21
Season: 3
Episode: 1-9
Rating: ★★★★
About: Wikipedia

TV show 4
Title: Shadowhunters
Season: 2
Episode: 15-17
Rating: ★★★★
About: Wikipedia

TV show 5

Title: The Vampire Diaries
Season: 8
Episode: 16
Rating: ★★★★★
About: Wikipedia

TV show 6
Title: From Dusk Till Dawn
Season: 1
Episode: 2
Rating: ★
About: Wikipedia

TV show 7
Title: Chesapeake Shores
Season: 1
Episode: 2-4
Rating: ★★★★
About: Wikipedia

TV show 8
Title: Witches of East End
Season: 2
Episode: 9-13
Rating: ★★★★
About: Wikipedia

TV show 9
Title: Conviction
Season: 1
Episode: 1-13
Rating:
About: Wikipedia

TV show 10
Title: Game of Thrones
Season: 7
Episode: 1-2
Rating: ★★★★★
About: Wikipedia

TV show 11
Title: Pretty Little Liars
Season: 6
Episode: 1-9
Rating: ★★★★
About: Wikipedia

TV show 12
Title: Teen Wolf
Season: 6
Episode: 11
Rating: ★★★★★
About: Wikipedia

Movies

Movie 1
Title: The Spectacular Now
Rating: ★★★★
About: Wikipedia

Movie 2
Title: Fissa
Rating: ★★★★
About: Imdb

Movie 3
Title: Despicable Me 3
Rating: ★★★★★
About: Wikipedia

August 05, 2017

New products from Essence (August 2017)

Essence is going to come out with a lot of new products next week and I'm so excited! Essence is a cruelty-free and affordable brand, which are two things that I love! The following products are the products that I'm excited for and that I cannot wait to try out!

Lips
I love matt lipsticks so I want to give the butter stick matt love lipsticks a try. I love the colours so I'm excited to try them out!

Eyes
I love vibrant eyeliners and these extreme lasting eye pencils look really creamy! 
I love love love glitter so these moon glitters are definitely something for me!

Face
I might want to try this foundation and primer because they look so nice. I've never used a foundation so that'll be something new, but I really like the packaging but I HOPE that the shade 10 is really fair, because I'm pale af.

Tools & accessories
And the last thing I want to buy from the new Essence products is this brush. It looks so good and you can never have enough brushes. I love buying make-up brushes that are colourful!

Essence is bringing out a lot of new products and these are the ones I definitely want to try out. To be honest, I'll probably buy more than just this list, haha I know myself!πŸ˜… Let me know what products you are going to buy! πŸ’•

August 03, 2017

July favourites 2017

TV shows/Movies
  • Switched at Birth season 1 & 2
It's been awhile since I watched the first 11 episodes of Switched at Birth but when I found out that I could watch the seasons on my TV, I was so ready for it! I loved watching the story and the ASL. This series is so easy to marathon and I really recommend it!
  • Conviction season 1
Conviction is such a nice TV show, it's so funny and I loved it! Unfortunately the show's cancelled, so there will be no season 2 😭. I'm not going to say too much but if you want to know more about the TV show, check out the trailer!
  • Despicable Me 3
I love love love the Despicable Me movies and the Minions movie so it's not a miracle that I love Despicable Me 3! The movie was so funny and I couldn't stop smiling. And one of my favourite characters is Agnes, she's so cute and so into unicorns! I was non-stop smiling/laughing when she was talking about unicorns and my boyfriend said that I was just like her! Click here to check out Despicable Me 3!
Books
  • Crown of Midnight and Heir of Fire by Sarah J. Maas
I recently bought the second and the third book in the Throne of Glass series but I didn't have time to read because of my exams. So, the first thing I did when I had time, is read in Crown of Midnight and Heir of Fire. I loved the first one and I loved these 2 books too! I love the world that Sarah J. Maas created and I cannot wait to read more books written by her! If you haven't read the first book, Throne of Glass, make sure to check it out!
  • A Court of Wings and Ruin by Sarah J. Maas
When I got this book in my hands, I was so so so excited. I love the A Court of Thorns and Roses series and ACOWAR is such a good book! I wrote a Dutch review and an English review and I created an inspired make-up look! But if you don't know what this series is about, make sure to check the first book, A Court of Thorns and Roses, out!
  • Starswept by Mary Fan
I got Starswept as an ARC and I love it! I love books about aliens and this is yet another great book about aliens. I've written a review and I've also made also an inspired make-up look! If you don't know what Starswept is about, click here for more information!
 Make-up 
  • Nyx Love in Paris palettes & Nyx Mosaic Powder Blush
I've been in love with these palettes and blush for such a long time but I've never mentioned them before. So, here they are! I use the palettes and blush as eyeshadow and they're so beautiful and pigmented. The darker Love in Paris palette is called 01 A La Mode and the warmer toned palette is called 09 Merci Beaucoup. The Mosaic Powder Blush is in the shade 08 Spice.
  • Nyx HD Photogenic Concealer Wand in 00 Alabaster
First of all, I want to say that yes, I'm that pale. I had to buy shade '00' because I'm white af. But before you guys say something, I'm happy with my pale skin and I think it's even beautiful! So back to the concealer: it's such a high coverage concealer! I was trying it out on my redness and my spots and wow, I am SHOOK! It's definitely my favourite concealer! 
  • Nyx Ultimate Shadows Palette in Brights
When I saw this eyeshadow palette I just had to have it! I've mentioned this palette before in my top 5 eyeshadow palettes and I finally bought it this month! The colours are so pretty but there's a lot of fallout. I don't mind it that much because the colour payoff is wow and Nyx is such an affordable brand!
  • Ardell Natural lashes in 010 Black
I made a review dedicated to these lashes because they're so good and so affordable! I also bought a new style of lashes from Ardell and I cannot wait to try them out! Make sure that you check out these amazing lashes!
  • Wycon Cosmetics Sugar Skull lipstick in 01 Bloody Heart
The first thing I noticed about this lipstick was the packaging, like WOW! Unfortunately it's their limited edition for Halloween (I bought it during the sales). I swatched the lipstick and put on the lipstick and then I knew I could die happily with this lipstick on my lips. It's such a beautiful dark red colour, it's definitely my cup of tea! (Btw, I dropped this beauty before I took the picture😭)
  • Nyx Gel Liner and Smudger in Betty
I mentioned before that I was looking for a cruelty-free gel eyeliner and I found a really good one. It's, of course, no surprise that it's from Nyx. I love that brand and they have so many good products, just like this gel eyeliner. It's jet black and stays on my waterline for an entire day. I still have to try it out for my winged eyeliner, but I know that it'll work!
  • Max & More ...
I love my blinding glow and when I saw this palette, I just had to have it! These colours have different undertones, from pink to blue, and it's amazing and blinding! Make sure to keep an eye out for my review!
  • Catrice Volume & Curl
I've been looking for a good mascara for ages. There are a lot of good mascaras but they're never waterproof. My eyes water easily so I need to have a waterproof mascara or I'll be a panda. I think this mascara is really good, it gives me volume and length!

Food/Drinks
  • Lipton Ice Tea Green - Wild Strawberry & Cranberry
I love Ice Tea Green and I was really excited when my mum brought this new Ice Tea Green flavour. It's so delicious and I cannot wait to drink it again. It also smells really nice!
  • Haribo Fruitmania - Berry (Vegetarian)
I'm not a vegetarian or a vegan but I love trying vegetarian/vegan food. I've eaten these Haribo sweets before but I forgot to mention them in one of my favourites, so here they are! They're really delicious but with these I get satisfied really fast.

Music
  • Being As An Ocean - Black and Blue
Being As An Ocean is one of my favourite bands and they recently came out with a new song from their newest album (yet to be released). I love every album of them so it's not a surprise that I love this song too! It's a little different from usual, but I still love it!

Other things
  • Lipstick and alien patch
My lovely friend made these patches for me and I love them so much! I just had to mention them because they're so cute! 😍