Red is the new blonde

Yes I did it!

After years of contemplating I finally took the plunge and died my hair red!

It came as a bit of shock for everyone in my surroundings but i’ve had this idea for such a long time I decided it was now or never!
 
So once she took out all of my extensions (after 4 months!, I could start crying…) my hairdresser showed me all the color options and I went for the Redken Chromatic Colors in number 6R (I think).
 
And here’s the reason why:
 
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At first I was really pleased with my new hairdo, since the red color really makes my blue eyes pop!, but I still get those days were I really miss my long blonde hair! Not only do guys stare at it instead of complimenting on it, but all those perfectly choosen blonde-hair-matching-clothes don’t really fit with this new red anymore. You might think of it as a positive thing (yes it is a good excuse to go and buy new clothes, I know) wasn’t it for the fact that I made myself the promise that I wouldn’t go shopping until we leave for the USA at the 31st of March!
 
After two months of abstinence (were browsing online stores the entire evening didn’t really seem to be such a good idea after all, seeing all those new items!) I did it again! I went out to my favorite nearby shopping city called Hasselt and went to my alltime favorite store: Zara! And as usual I didn’t succeed at leaving the store empty-handed.
 
First of all I got this scarf, love all those bright colors mixed with the army green (yes it’s more green in real life)! (€ 22,95)
 
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Next up: the shoes!
I had already seen these online but they were even prettier in real life so I just had to get them! (and they were on sale! € 39,99 instead op € 79,99)
 
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I also needed some new blouses so I got these ones (€ 39,95): 
 
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Last but not least, another pair of shoes but Oh how I love them! (€ 29,99)
 
I’m so glad I found these after seeing their picture on tumblr, can’t wait for the sun to pop out and wear these babies!
 
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That’s all for now, soon more about my Redken love!
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Beauty Shopping

Hi there!

Here I am again (finally) with a new online shopping experience I would like to share with you guys!

Since I haven’t had the time to do anything but work in the past few weeks (our store has been soooooo busy, you can’t even imagine) I had to resort to my pc to fulfill my shopping needs. I absolutely love spending the entire evening browsing the web in search for the perfect outfit or beauty products, yet this time I should have done some better researching!

This one evening (about a week ago) I decided to order some of my favorite beauty products at my favorite offline store online! I chose to order at the online Ici Paris XL store, although there is a store in my neighborhood I couldn’t resist the offer of free next day shipping (which would still be faster than having to wait for my next day off to actually go there and get the products myself!). So I dug my Visa out of my wallet, blew off the dust and typed in my pin! 

Here’s the result:

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 I absolutely love all of the products except for one thing: the Philosophy Hope In A Jar oil free moisturizer (€37,15)

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Though I love using their shower products (and their fabulous smell), I really dislike this product. It might have a great effect on your skin but unfortunately I won’t be able to tell you guys since I stopped using it ever since the first time I applied it all over my face.

Why? I guess something must be wrong if the first thing you do after applying a product is checking the expiration date!

I absolutely don’t know how they’ve managed to sell this product once with such a smell! It really is horrible, and no I don’t want to put anything on my face (!) that smells awful! 

 

Fortunately I also bought some awesome things:

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YSL Touche éclat in number 2; I guess I don’t really have to say anything about this other than it’s just a great concealer! (which you all already knew!)

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Yes I did it! I went the high-end way and I love it!

This YSL Terre Saharienne bronzer might seem a little dark but you really just need to apply a small amount for a perfect contouring of the face. (€43,60)

Next I also ordered another Philosophy product which I don’t regret buying 😉

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Hands Of Hope is a nice lightweight hand-cream with a nice scent to it! Nothing really special about it, it’s just another hand-cream. (€9,27)

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I really needed a new blush brush! It’s perfect to apply my new YSL bronzer in the hollows of my cheeks. (€9,95)

 

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After running out of my Make Up Forever green primer I was in search for a new one to try out and fall in love with… this one ain’t it 😦 Though it’s green and it doesn’t smell awful (like other reviews suggest, it just smells like pistachios! come on you guys surely haven’t smelled Hope In A Jar yet!) it just doesn’t really provide much of a coverage for my morning redness. It does have SPF in it so yay for that! Clinique Redness Solution Daily Protective Base (€20,60)

Last but not least my all time favorite foundation: Clinique Even Better in number 6, it’s the perfect light weight foundation for a medium to light coverage. It wouldn’t suggest using this one after a night out but is perfect for everyday use for someone that likes the natural look! (€27,95)

 

That’s enough for now I guess, talk to you all soon!

 

 

 

 

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