Personal Stories

Happy Holidays!

26 December 2018
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Fashionably late of course, but still. I hope you all had a wonderful, festive, cozy and loving first day of Christmas. Sadly, I got struck with the flu and a raw, sore throat… so no caroling for me this year… but that does not mean no Christmas at all. Happy holidays everyone!

Family and friends

Christmas is traditionally a gathering with the family around here. My parent are divorced and I am married, so that means we have three sets of parents to visit and only two days of Christmas. Usually, we fix that by visiting one on Christmas Eve, or by spending new years eve elsewhere. Works great!

Before Christmas, we have a weekend with friends to celebrate midwinter. Always lovely to see everyone again – even the friends that live a bit farther away are present – and chat with everyone.

Christmas Nails

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Normally, this is where I would have shown you guys my Christmas looks. But while I’m writing this I am stuck underneath a pile of blankets and pillows with two aspirins and a cup of tea and honey.

I did manage to shoot some photos of yesterday’s looks (back when I felt a little bit better). Because of course I did put something festive on my nails. No traditional Christmas colours, but a neutral nude with a little glimmer on the ring finger. The nude is from Glossworks in Tanfastic Nude. The glittery ring fingers are from Pretty Woman, in No Selfie Control. Looks good together!

Christmas Eyes

Well, I tried, but I am still horrible at making photos of my own eyes. I should find a smart solution for that!

Anyway, my eye look for Christmas is just a little more smokey than usual, but still pretty neutral.

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First of all, I put on a bit of primer from Catrice. After that, I went wild with my Naked Palette from Urban Decay. I used the lightest shade, Virgin, on the moving part of my eyelids. There is some Buck in the crease, which is a darkish, matte colour.

On top of those are some shimmers: a light, Sidecar shimmer on the inside of my eye, a dash of the much darker Hustle on the outside. And to finish it off, a dot of the inky black Creep in the outer corner of the eye. Blend it all together to fade the heavy black a bit and voila! A bit smokey but not too much.

I finished the look with a little highlighting from the Strobing Pencil by Lord and Berry, and a thin line of liquid eyeliner from Eye. The mascara comes from Rituals.

Voor vandaag houd ik me maar gewoon rustig… en blijf ik veel thee met honing drinken. Hoe ziet jullie tweede kerstdag eruit?

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