Wednesday, 22 February 2012

Thank God for Crème de la Mer

I’ve been laying down for the last 24 hours as I am typing this.  I thought I’d escape it this winter, but I was wrong. I actually came down with the flu yesterday. I started feeling really woozy and weak at work and left a few hours early to make it to the doctor’s. When I got there it had gotten much worse already and the verdict was clear: cancel all appointments and call in sick. 

The fever is terrible and the headache that comes along with it is even worse, but at least there is one thing that keeps my healthy skin going: my Crème de la Mer sample I got in my ELLE party goodie bag two weeks ago. I usually tend to get really bad skin when I’m ill and it takes a while for me to get it back ‘in shape’. I started using the Crème de la Mer every evening since I got the sample. You really don’t need much to cover your whole face & neck area. I’m sure I don’t need to tell you this, but.. it’s absolutely amazing! Make sure you warm up the cream between your fingers or the palms of your hands before you apply it to your face. It should be warm and liquidy. It’s absolutely amazing how hydrated my skin is, even after a whole night my face still feels sublime!

It is a very pricy cream though: about 260 euros for a 60ml jar. Would I say it’s worth the money? If you can afford it: totally! But if you need to save on other things in order to be able to buy this: don’t. There are plenty of cheaper brands that are good for your skin as well. Sure, they won’t be as amazing as Crème de la Mer, but they’ll do enough good things for your skin as well.

Image taken from the official Crème de la Mer website at cremedelamer.com

#Beauty    #Crème de la Mer    



Friday, 24 February 2012

M.A.C Cosmetics for Mary Katrantzou

I really love this look M.A.C Cosmetics did for Mary Katrantzou’s show at AW12 London Fashion Week. The liner is so strong and edgy! It gives the model, whose got a very soft and friendly face, a very powerful look. 

Picture courtesy of MAC Cosmetics (as foun on their tumblr)

Follow M.A.C closely at maccosmetics.tumblr.com

#London Fashion Week    #MAC Cosmetics    #Make Up    #beauty    



Friday, 2 March 2012

There’s something new in my kitchen..

And it’s a Glossybox! 

In my box I got:

  • Koh Purifying Hand Tablet (one piece sample)
  • Shiseido Bio Performance Advances Super Revitalizing Cream (7ml sample)
  • Womanity by Thierry Mugler (sample)
  • Eyeko London Skinny Eyeliner in Dove Grey (full size)
  • L’Oreal Studio Secret Primer (full size)
  • Duwop Venom Gloss in Buttercup (full size)

I’m lucky enough to work for a company with offices in multiple countries. That’s how I’m able to order Glossybox Netherlands. I am very excited for the Belgium version of this box though, because now I’m always loads later than the Dutch girls as mine has to come over to Belgium first. 
I really like the February box! I already own Womanity (such a great scent) and now I’ve got a handy mini to carry with me in my bag! There are three full size products in this box, which makes a Glossybox really worth its money. I am already so excited for the March box!

Am I a Glossybox addict now?  

#Make Up    #Beauty    #Glossybox    



Saturday, 3 March 2012

Oh My MAC Goodness in March! (part 1)

There are three lovely MAC Make Up lines coming out this March. But today I will tell you about the MAC Shop/Cook Collection as it’s in stores as of.. this morning! Luckily I have a little shopping trip to the MAC store planned today. 

 

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#Collections    #MAC    #MAC Cosmetics    #Make Up    #beauty    



A Hole In My Wallet: part one of a billion.

I bought/got these things over the last month. Pretty things, lovely things, ohmygoodie I love them! 

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#Haul    #Make Up    #Beauty    #MAC Cosmetics    #SAMPAR    #Deborah Lippman    #TopShop    #Urban Decay    #Naked Palette    #Essence of Beauty    #Brushes    #OPI    #Bobbi Brown    



Tuesday, 6 March 2012

Exciting Kiehl’s News!

You’ve all probably already heard the awesome news: Kiehl’s is going to lower their prices due to their huge success! Let me give you some of the details on this smart move.

Kiehl’s is lowering their prices on about 120 products, just because they can since they became so successful. You know your brand is doing great when you’re booking results double the size of last year’s results. They reckon their huge success is based on their customer-friendly approach when it comes to developing and innovating their products. Their products have always been made with the best natural ingredients, ever since they opened their first traditional pharmacy on the Lower East Side of New York City. Kiehl’s does not invest in advertising, which leaves more room for the quality of the product.

Some examples of price reductions (are you getting as hyper excited as I am?):
♥ Creme de Corps 250ml: from €32 to €29,50
♥ Lip Balm: from €10 to €8
♥ Powerful-Strength Line Reducing Concentrate: from €59 to €55
♥ Facial Fuel Cleanser: from €24 to €18
♥ Ultra Facial Cream: from €29 to €24
♥ Blue Astringent Herbal Lotion: from €25 to €19

How great is that? The reductions are not tiny, so if you’re a die-hard shopper (like I sometimes am) you can actually save out the full price of one or two products during one shopping trip! 

In Belgium you can shop some Kiehl’s at:
Kiehl’s Antwerp: Lombardenvest 80
Kiehl’s Gent: Koestraat 18
Senteurs d’Ailleurs Brussels: 1A Place Stéphanie 

Check Kiehls.com for more information & to find some stores near you! (Because obviously you need to get some of that Ultra Facial Cream goodness..)

#Beauty    #Kiehl's    



Wednesday, 7 March 2012

Oh My MAC Goodness in March! (part 2)

Tomorrow there’ll be some more of that delicious MAC Limited Edition goodness in the Belgian stores… Get ready for MAC x Chen Man

Chen Man is a Chinese fashion photographer and she’s making it big! She created some groundbreaking covers for Vision, China’s first avant-garde fashion magazine. For this MAC collection, the photographer was inspired by her fascination with love & water (hence the colours pink and blue).
I really, really love these products. Especially the eyeshadows! They are so, so pretty. Too bad I’ve bought just a tad too much make up lately, otherwise I would certainly go & buy the mineralize eyeshadow in the lovely pink shade “Supersweet”.  

The Prices:

  • Beauty Powder in Play It Proper € 24
  • Mineralize Eye Shadow Duo in Supersweet Duo, Pink Union Duo & Love Cycle Duo € 19,50
  • Mascara in Zoom Fast Black Lash € 17,00
  • Fluidline in Blacktrack Solid & Waveline € 18
  • Reflects Gilitter in Reflects Blue € 18,50
  • Pigment in Naval Blue Deep € 21,00
  • Brow Set in Clear € 14,50
  • Lipstick in Force of Love & Budding Love € 18,00
  • Lipglass in Force of Love & Budding Love € 17,50
  • Nail Lacquer in Breezy Blue & Pinkly Fresh € 12,50
  • 208 Angled Brow Brush € 21,5

Hurry, hurry, hurry & get some tomorrow before it’s all sold out. 

#Chen Man    #ChenMan    #Limited Editions    #MAC Cosmetics    #Make Up    #beauty    



Thursday, 8 March 2012

The Big You Day

Today.. It was all about YOU at UPR (and actually today’s also about every other woman on this whole planet). It was so much fun & very informative! Check out the pictures & judge for yourself. image

 

I got all creative at ProNails using nail art markers, moon stickers & polishes. Their new collection is all about London, and what do you know? I’m also all about London. And since I miss the city loads I decided to make an I Heart London nail. And one with the flag, just because it’s much too obvious not to make it. I adore the nail art markers! It makes special nail art designs so much more easy. 

 

Watch my friend Tiffany (from the Flair website!) get all artsy at Swatch. I absolutely love the bright colours in this collection! My favorite is the Pink Lacquered Watch. Just because girls just have got to love pink! 

This display is just amazing! DKNY has once again come up with another version of the DKNY Delicious perfume. I immediately fell in love with this colorful display. And look at the gorgeous cupcakes! Right up my alley, indeed. The new line comes in three different variations: Pink Macaroon, Tart Key Lime & Creamy Lemon Meringue. The scents are very sweet (and that I adore!). In Belgium these’ll be exclusively available at Ici Paris XL.

 

Loved getting all crafty at Swarovski while sipping some pink bubbles. And check out these bright colored tights! Veritas is launching their own (budget!) line SOXI. Don’t you just love that bright yellow?

 

Coffee is for the soul. So when the friendly guy at Illy asked me to personalize a can of delicious illy espresso ground coffee, I knew exactly what to do. And the hearts? Well, without coffee there’d be no Isabelle. I love coffee. LOVE LOVE LOVE coffee.

 

Check out MAC Cosmetics heaven. All together now: Oh My God. By the way, check back  tomorrow for another MAC limited edition update. Can you say V E R A?

Thanks for the lovely iced tea (with loads of ginger!), which I enjoyed during the RITUALS session about their new fragrances (forgot to take a picture, so sorry!). They’ve got some very strong wood (I was going to say Woody, but then I’d need to drag in Buzz as well) scents, as well as a couple of very sweet scents. My favorite is fragrance No. 04, Violet + White Lily. 

 

And thank you for the lovely presents that warm my heart. image

#Beauty    #DKNY    #Illy    #L'Occitane    #MAC Cosmetics    #Make Up    #ProNails    #RITUALS    #Style    #Swarovski    #Swatch    #TheBigYou    #UPR    #Veritas    #leisure