Quick catch up

Hey there,

I know it has been a while since I last uploaded a post. I didn’t ment to take off so long but at the moment I am not feeling that great. I feel a bit down and I don’t have any inspiration to write a beauty post. And in the end that’s why you guys come here. I don’t want to bother you with my problems. But if I start to feel better I’ll post more often.

I hope you’ll understand.

Lots of love,
Anouk

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Back to school | What’s in my schoolbag

Hey there,

some of you may not go to school any more but, for the ones who do, here are the things I have in my schoolbag.

This is my bag, it´s a really cheap one, which I got from Kruitvat I guess, only € 14,99.

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So lets start the first thing I grab are books. Well I don’t have to tell why I have that in my bag.The second thing I have is a notebook and a agenda also no explanation needed and a bottle of water in case you get thirsty.

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The next thing is my beauty bag. Inside my beauty bag I have some hair serum, baby lips, powder + brush, concealer, a mirror, eyebrow stuff, lipsticks, a nail file and my tangle teaser. 

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The next thing in my bag is my case, in there are pens, pencils a gum and a pair of scissors.

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next up is my little bag for coins and my purse. Well no details for that.

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Last but not least my mobile phone with those really cute monster earplugs and a little box for my bobby pins and hair bands and that is all what’s in there.

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I hope you liked this kind of what’s in my bag post, leave a like or a comment if you think I should do this again sometime and if it has to be a video or just a blogpost like this.

Lots of love,

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Celebrity look-a-like | Katy Perry

Hey there,

I’ve been searching the internet for new ideas to post on my blog and I stumbled across some youtubers who make an “Celebrity inspired look”. I’ve always been interested in the make-up of celebrities and I recreated a lot of looks. I hope I’m not the only one who find it interesting to experiment with make-up so I started to recreate this Katy Perry look. I want to make clear, I am in no way a make-up expert and there may be some mistakes in here, but this is just how I made it. All the products will be mentioned down below.

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If you know who Katy is you can skip this part. For the ones who don’t know who she is here is a quick update. “Katy Perry was born October 25, 1984, in Santa Barbara, California. After having three record deals fall apart, she signed with Capitol in 2007. Later that year, she released her first single, “Ur So Gay.” Still, her career did not fully take off until the release of her next single, “I Kissed a Girl”. Her album Teenage Dreams was released in August 2010.” – http://www.biography.com/people/katy-perry-562678#synopsis Her newest album, Prism, was released in October 2013. It includes the songs Roar, Unconditionally and Dark Horse. Katy has always been a big inspiration to me, make-up wise and music wise. Now that you’ve been updated, Lets start.

Katy is known of her flawless skin, witch means foundation and concealer. If you can afford a High End brand, you should go with the MAC studio fix foundation and concealer. But for the ones who can’t afford that, a cheap option is the Rimmel Match perfection foundation and the Catrice Re-touch Light Reflecting concealer.

Seeing the picture, I think she doesn’t wear Bronzer or Blush ( maybe a little bit of blush ). So we are going to the next step which is eyes. Katy wears a Blue Shimmering Eye Liner, for High End you can use a Urban Decay Kiddie Pool Eye Shadow with an angled brush, for Budged brands you can use the Catrice Metallic eyeshadow Katy wears a cat eye so that is what we’re going to do, draw a thick line. Katy wears fake lashes in this picture with a thin line of black eye liner but I want to keep it natural so I use my L’oreal Miss Manga mascara ( I fell in love with this mascara ) and Catrice Calligraph Liner.

Last but not least, lips and eyebrows. Katy wears a baby pink lipstick and you can use the MAC Bombshell (frost) Lipstick for this one or, for the low budget, the Catrice 300 Kiss Me If You Can. For eyebrows you can use what ever you like, I used Catrice Eyebrow Set.

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And there it is, the finished look. I hope you enjoyed reading this and I also hope you find the High End – Low Budget idea a nice idea.

Lots of love,
Anouk

Back to school | 3 simple styles

Hey there,

It’s almost the time of the year where we have to go back to school. That’s kind of the only inspiration for this post. So, basically I am just going to show you 3 simple styles for the new year. The first is quite nude, the second is cat eye and the third is a more complete make-up look. All the products will be listed below with a link. Hope you enjoy.

1. This is more a nude look. Make-up wise I wear Foundation, Concealer and Mascara. I have a braid in my hair and a quite plain black outfit. Nothing more, nothing less. This look is perfect if you don’t wear that much make-up.

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2. This is the Cat-Eye look. Also, clothes wise It’s very summery. Make-up is almost the same as the nude look but I added a Cat-Eye and a pink lipstick. I wear a white high waisted short, a plain black top and a croptop above that. I putted my hair in a ponytail.

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3. The last look is a more complete look, it’s a look for a colder day. Make-up wise I added Bronzer, Blush and red lipstick. I putted my hair up in a kind of messy bun. I wear Denim jeans, a black top and a vest.

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As I said, these are all really simple styles. I hope you liked reading this. If you have any other ideas for simple looks, leave it in the comments. AND I wanted to wish you all the best of luck for the new year!

Lots of love
Anouk

The products;

Make-Up |

Rimmel London – Match Perfection Fondation
http://uk.rimmellondon.com/products/face/match-perfection-foundation

Catrice – Re-Touch Light Reflecting Concealer
http://www.catrice.eu/nl/producten/teint/concealer-en-coverstick/detail/product/re-touch-light-reflecting-concealer-005.html

L’oreal Paris – Miss Manga Mascara
http://www.loreal-paris.co.uk/missmanga/

Catrice – Calligraph liner
http://www.catrice.eu/nl/producten/ogen/eyeliner-oogpotloden/detail/product/calligraph-ultra-slim-eyeliner-pen-010.html

Catrice – Lipstick Kiss me if you can
http://www.catrice.eu/nl/producten/lippen/lipstick/detail/product/ultimate-colour-300.html

Maxfactor – Lip pencil Passionate Red
http://www.maxfactor-international.com/make-up-products/lips/lipstick/max-factor-colour-elixir-giant-pen-stick

Catrice – Blush love and Peach
http://www.catrice.eu/nl/producten/teint/blush/detail/product/defining-blush-030.html

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Clothes are unknown because I couldn’t find any receive >.<

L’oreal Paris – Miss Manga Mascara | Review

Hey there,

A couple days ago I picked up the L’oreal Paris “MISS MANGA” mascara. I heard mixed feelings about this one so, why not try and review it for you guys. On the L’oreal site I found “Miss manga features a 360 degree flexible brush for effortless application. Its unique brush has a flat surface to intensify and amplify upper lashes while its conical shape capture the lower lashes. Formulated with collagen spheres and polymers for ultimate volume and hold.” 

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I love the package, the pink lid and the black bottom give a playfull effect to the mascara, Since the mascara is called Miss Manga, this is perfect. The shape of the brush is a bit wavey. I think that’s a plus because I guess it will give a volume boost. Indeed they are the first one with a 360 degree flexible brush, I personally think this doesn’t make any difference, but we will see.
Now is says it will give a enormous volume, I personally don’t have the longest lashes and my eyelids hang down a bit, so that’s a good sign.

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with mascara

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from a distance

Applying is really easy, the brush grabs all the lashes and it gives a huge volume boost as you can see. I feel like it is a bit clumpy though which is a slightly – point but it also makes your lashes look bigger and fuller so I guess it’s fine by me. The mascara really opens up your eyes, they look a lot bigger. I do think the brush works this well because of its flexibility. Good job L’oreal!

I am in love with this mascara, it does its work perfectly and I would definitely recommend this one. I’m usually not really impressed with mascaras since I want them to be easy, volumizing and give a lot of length. Most masacaras have one or two of these plusses but not all three, so I’m happy I bought this one.

Lots of love,
Anouk

Me and my life

Hey there beautiful people,

So, since I got a few readers, I think it would be time to tell something about myself and what I experienced. I first wanted to do some kind of ‘draw my life’ youtube video, but my life has been quite a roller-coaster over the last years, so that would make a loooooong video. 

Let’s start with the beginning. I’m Anouk Schurink and I live in the Netherlands. I was born at august 20th of 1997. I was the second child but the first child died after 3 weeks, which is really sad because I saw pictures and some kind of diary my mom kept and all the positivity and hope really hit me. They decided to have another baby and I really respect that. I think they are so strong together for making this choice. About 2 years later my first brother was born, his name is Sybe (which is a pretty name to me) and 1.5 years later my second brother was born and he’s called Jochem. We lived in a really small town and I enjoyed it. 

At primary school I didn’t had that many friends and I’ve always been an insecure kid so I felt kinda lonely but at that time I didn’t really care because I had 1 best friend she’s called Anne and she lived next to me for about 13(?) years I guess so I kind of lived at her place too. I also had some other friends, one of them is now one of my (two) best friends.On primary school I didn’t really experienced much I realise now. I moved to a farm when I was 6 or 7. It isn’t really a farm farm but more like a house farm, we don’t have cows and stuff. That was pretty much the most exciting thing I experienced until the age of 10. When I was 10 my little baby sister was born and she was just the cutest little girl I had ever seen. Now she is like my little best sister buddy, yay.

Than I went to middle school and I guess that’s kinda where my life went down. The first year I was like one of the girls that didn’t really fitted in anywhere. I felt kinda lonely the first year. The second year though was a bit better, I made friends and I finally thought I was going to go somewhere. I had good grades and lots of friends and I was a happy kid. Well on the outside, on the inside I felt lonely even though I wasn’t , but I was always like the 5th wheel, The others got along more and I always thought they liked each other more than they like me. In the third year everyone left my and I started to become depressed, I build up a wall of happiness so no one would suspect anything. Some bad stuff happened and it al went downwards. I started to self harm and I had suicidal thoughts, my grades went down and my parents got mad at me because of that and I truly felt like it didn’t matter if I was alive or not. I walked around with that thoughts for like 2.5 years. I accidentally told my (ex)boyfriend bout how I felt and he helped me to get help even though I didn’t want any help. I always wanted to do everything alone. My parents found out about my self harm and they sent me to a doctor who sent me to a psychologist. I had a 1 hour talk once a week and I had to keep a diary. It didn’t helped at all so after my worst period I was sent to a critical clinical. I’ve been there for a week and after that I started daycare. 2 months went by and it only started to get worse so we decided ( yes me too ) it was better to go to an0 intern clinical. (like staying there for 24 hours a day). It was quite a journey, the fist two months they were finding out what I had ( besides a depression) and I apparently had ADHD. The 2 months after that it started to go upwards, which brought me to the point I am now. I am currently about to get back to home and I am doing good now. I have not many people to rely on but I am really grateful to have the friends I have now.  

So yeah that was the story so far. It is kinda long as I said and it actually is longer than I mentioned, but not everything that happened is meant for the internet. I hope you enjoyed reading it, well in some way. If you know anyone who suffered from depression or any form of disorder which looks like it, they can always come to me for help or to share their story. I would love to read or hear all of your lifetime stories.

Lots of love,

Anouk

Catrice Absolute Nude Palette – Review

Hey there beautiful people,

A little while ago I bought a Catrice palette, the ‘absolute nude’ palette. I am a bit late to the party because it’s a kind of an old palette but, since I really love this palette, I thought why not review it. Catrice is a low budget brand (drug-store/high-street). It has a big variation of make-up. I know that in the UK it’s really odd to find this brand. Wet ‘n Wild has some witch I know of. In America I don’t know where to get them, sorry. 

So this is how it looks, It’s simple but it still has all the colours you need for a nude eye-look

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All the colours are shimmery, so there is no matte one. Personally I don’t really mind this, I think it gives some kind of extra flair to a nude eye compared to matte colours. All the colours are browny shades, you can also almost make a smokey eye with these colours. They are also quite pigmented which I like. Looking at quality, this palette will get a high grade.  Also budget wise this is a huge win. This palette was only 4 euros! I use this palette almost on daily basis and so far I really like it and i would highly recommend this one!

Lots of love,

Anouk