zaterdag 1 augustus 2015

SAYING GOODBYE

Dear readers,

I decided to stop writing in English and Dutch because it was to much work  while working a fulltime job and having a social life as well. I did decide to get my own domain, so no more .blogspot.com for me! For those of you who want to follow my blog, you can find it on www.amoreforfashion.com, where I will be blogging in English only.
Thank you for understanding
xoxo Jana

maandag 20 juli 2015

Maybelline - The nudes

English - Nederlands

Everyone that knows me, knows I love my eye makeup palettes, but I think it's difficult to find one that has a descent quality but isn't as expensive as most makeup palettes. 
When Maybelline released this palette I just had to swatch  the colors in store, which lead to me walking around with 12 different shades on my wrist the rest of the day... 
Luckily the pigmentation was amazing so I wanted to know if they would blend as easy. While giving her €15,99 for the palette, I was hoping I wouldn't be dissapointed. 
And I wasn't! It's the most basic palette without a mirror or a fancy  brush (that most of the times is total crap), but it has 12 very beautiful neutral shades. 
They are all very well pigmented and easy  to use.They aren't powdery but creamy and easy  to blend on the eyes. 
With  these colors you can make a very cute neutral eye look or a sexy smokey look. 
For only €15,99 you can find this palette at the DI or Kruidvat 

xoxo Jana

zondag 5 juli 2015

Sunday talk

English - Nederlands

Currently i'm  in my room with a wet towel over my burnt red legs trying to cool off a bit. It's like 38°C in Belgium which is pretty rare over here. Luckily I had a day off today (which explains the burnt legs I guess). 
So let me start with the beginning: I lost my job at Galeria Inno, went on lots of job interviews, even did some tryouts but eventually I ended up working at MEXX. I must say, I was a bit scared to  start working in a team that already knew each other and I was the newbie, but they were all so nice and helpful and I ended up feeling right at home there. 
More exiting news: I bought a car! Finally, after having my drivers licence for almost 3 years, I decided that I saved enough money to buy myself a nice car. It's not brand new, but that's ok√© with me. I went for a light grey Hyundai I30 from  2008. Pictures will probably follow. 
Also I'm planning in some new video's and vlogs. As i'm going to Amsterdam, I want to try and make some vlogs and maybe some outfit photo's. For those following me on  Instagram, you might have seen a few outfits passing by but I'll  add them in this blog. 
I'm still not 100% comfortable being completely in front of a camera but i'm getting there. 

maandag 22 juni 2015

Essence XXXL longlasting lipgloss

English - Nederlands

What would my blog be without it's lip product reviews? Right, nothing. 
When looking around the drugstore I saw the Essence stand and found this Essence longlasting lip gloss in a matte formula. A matte lip gloss? That sounded interesting so I had to give it a try. 
Let's start with the smell. I'm not a big fan of it to be honest. I don't mind that a gloss has a scent to it but this smells just so overwhelming. I normally love the smell of caramel but this is just a bit to much. Luckily you can't smell it when you have it on your lips. 
I must say that even though I'm not a fan of lip gloss I was pretty surprised! It's more of a creamy matte lipstick in a tube with an applicator than a lip gloss but still, the color payoff wasn't to bad! 
The first lip gloss called '08 soft nude' is a pretty nude color that isn't to light for my skin tone. As I'm very pale it's difficult to find a nude color that doesn't make me look like i'm sick, but this one did it's job pretty  well. The other color is called '15 coral mousse', a nice coral shade that looks great on people with a tan. I must say that coral mousse isn't my favorite as it highlights the lines on your lips, but still a pretty color. 
Both shades don't last that long on the lips, as I expected, but for only €2,39 I applying it again isn't so bad. 

vrijdag 12 juni 2015

L'oreal infallible 24H matte - vanilla

English - Nederlands

Trying out foundations is something I actually really like to do. I find it very difficult to find one that really matches my skin color well, so I'm always on  the hunt for a new one. I think the hunt is over! 
I've seen  so many positive reviews about the L'oreal Infallible 24H matte foundation (god such a long name) that I had to give it a go. It wasn't really cheap for a drug store product, there are cheaper ones, but I think it was worth the money. 
The coverage is really good, as you can probably tell in the pictures, and the product cancels out my spots, blemishes and redness. It doesn't feel thick on the skin, but it feels really and natural. I have to say that I was impressed on the sustainability of this foundation. I go to work from 10-18 and by the end of the day, my face still looks great! Of course it doesn't look as matte as when I applied it, but still, it looks as if my face is flawless. 
The foundation isn't as matte as it says but I personally don't mind, as you can use a powder to mattify your face to your liking. 
So far this is probably my favorite foundation  so I'm gonna stock up a few tubes. Who else loves this foundation and why ? 

woensdag 3 juni 2015

MAC - Bombshell dupe

English - Nederlands

Despite i'm a huge lipstick love, I'm not that keen on dupes. Mostly they are badly pigmented, Don't last long and the color isn't as it should be. 
From what I've seen online, this lipstick should be a soft pink with golden glow. When I applied this it looked more of a coral-red with a golden glow which is a bit of a disappointment. 
The lipstick has a frost finish which means that the lipstick has a high pigmentation but also has a lot of shimmer and shine. Personally i'm more of a sating or mat lipstick kind of girl so for me personally the frost was a bit of a miss. I do like the color with the gold and I have to say that it doesn't look that much as a frost finish as I thought it would. 
The lipstick lasts for 2-3 hours which isn't bad for a dupe. What I do think is a shame is that they didn't managed to copy the sweet vanilla scent that mac lipsticks have. This lipstick has a bad chemical smell so that isn't really what you  want your lipstick to smell like. 
The color is pretty but i'm not as surprised as I was hoping to be. If you  are looking for a Mac Bombshell  dupe, I don't recommend this one as the color isn't as it should be. 

dinsdag 2 juni 2015

Demak'up detox challenge

English - Nederlands


A few days ago I received a package from  the Demak'up team, asking me if I wanted to join the detox challenge. Each package was personalized to the needs of your skin type. As I have combination to oily skin and I use a lot of makeup, they added in some detox tea. Unfortunately I don't really like tea, but my boyfriend was very pleased with it. They also gave each of us some carts with recipes to try out. There were four option, me choosing the one with strawberries. 
You could choose : - green tea and grapefruit juice toner
                                - kiwi, coconut oil and brown sugar scrub
                                - cacao, yogurt, buttermilk and honey mask
                                - strawberries, oatmeal, yogurt and honey scrub

Curious how to make it? Keep reading

You will need:   - 2 (or more) strawberries
                           - 2 tablespoons oatmeal
                           - 1 tablespoon yogurt
                           - 1 tablespoon honey

why  these ingredients ? 

Oatmeal is good for giving your skin a soft peeling. It reduces dryness and itchiness caused by insects or eczema. 
Honey gives your face moist and makes it feel really soft. It also disinfects impurities and contains loads of antioxidants. 
Yogurt contains lactic acid and enzymes that help your skin hydrate and calm. It makes the skin feel soft and flexible. 
Strawberries are filled with vitamins C that give you a glowing complexion. It also works miracles against impurities and pimples. 

In the video I will show you how to make the scrub and how to do a very natural  makeup for everyday. 



xoxo Jana