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[sticky post] Finally, some order in all the chaos, hell yes! [Apr. 13th, 2016|03:02 pm]
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[feeling |happyhappy]
[music |"OVERDRIVE" J]

Because this blog used to be chaos incorporated (seriously), even with the tags, I decided to rehash the index page of my website and use that as a handy index for all the stuff I fill my days with.

Of course, it still needs some tweaking and re-designing, which will be a job for weekends, but for now, there is order in the chaos :)

Click here :)

Outfit: 23.12.2015
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The week in photos 9-15.1.2016 #photography #dailyphoto [Jan. 17th, 2017|10:20 am]
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[Current Location |Belgium ]
[music |SCANDAL "Take me out"]

Photo of the day: 11.1.2017 (day 11)

Week 2 in photos!Collapse )
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The week in photos 1-8.1.2016 #photography #dailyphoto [Jan. 8th, 2017|06:48 pm]
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[Current Location |Belgium]
[feeling |sicksick]

Happy new year everyone!

The first week of 2017 in photos!Collapse )
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Anti-haul #2 [Jan. 6th, 2017|01:39 pm]
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[Current Location |Belgium ]
[feeling |cynicalcynical]
[music |Spiritual Front "Darkroom Friendship"]

For those unfamiliar with an anti-haul, it’s basically a list of things that were recently released I am not going to get. Of course, I’m not just going to throw up a list of utterly random products, they have to be brands I know, brands that fit my style, and things I can actually get. So mostly these are products from brands that you’d look at and think “hey Hilde might be interested”. And you’d be right, but I’m still not gonna buy them. And here’s the list for anti-haul number 2.

- M.A.C Cosmetics, Spellbinder shadow in Dynamically Charged.
- M.A.C Cosmetics x Caitlyn Jenner
- M.A.C Cosmetics, Chinese New Year
- M.A.C Cosmetics, the new Retro Matte colours
- NYX Cosmetics, velvet matte lipsticks
- Too Faced, Sweet Peach palette
- Too Faced, Papa don’t Peach blush
Too Faced, Sweet Peach Glow
Too Faced x Kat von D, Better Together

And here"s why I"m not getting these things!Collapse )
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Just to clarify a few things, re: my job as HIGHFeeL/REALive community manager [Jan. 6th, 2017|09:32 am]
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[feeling |busybusy]

First of all, let me start by saying that this is not aimed at anyone in particular, I am writing this because I think there is some confusion about what I do for HIGHFeeL/REALive and people have addressed me with matters I simply cannot help them with in the past.
And I just want to clarify what I do so people have an easier time getting through to the right people in the correct way :).

My actual job for the company:
My actual job is to help out HIGHFeeL/REALive's CEO Aurélie with running social media: instagram and both twitter accounts..
Also to help out with bits and bobs like co-writing the FAQ and to answer questions on the company social media.
Stuff like that.
Nothing else, nothing more, it’s really that simple.

It also means I am someone the fans can address, via the company social media.
NEVER EVER should you contact me (or anyone else involved with the company) via PRIVATE accounts. ONLY via the company accounts. You can send a DM over the company accounts of course, just stick to the, you got it, company accounts! :)

If it’s urgent and you want an answer as fast as possible: the company also has a contact form on the site, I would urge everyone to use that one if you don’t want to go through company social media. It's not that I don't want to listen to fans, it's that either I can't help you, or I have to pass up your request anyway, so it's actually quicker to mail the company using the online form. You’re just adding an extra step by NOT going through company accounts.

Should you contact me over my own social media or email address with company matters, I will simply respond with the link to this post, consider yourselves warned :P.
You can of course mail me on my personal email account with all matters related to BCM etc, just not with company stuff.

Now, all of that aside, what do I do when someone does addresses a matter of importance (to them) to me?
It is really a matter of case by case:
If you are coming to me with something I feel needs to be addressed to Aurélie, I will pass it onto her, and reply telling you that I did so.
If it is a matter that in reality has nothing to do with the workings of the company, I will also reply to you and explain to you why I can’t help you out and won’t be passing it on. Although in all likelihood, I will still inform Aurélie of it just so she knows what’s going on (and that I already said no).

As community manager I have ZERO power over how the lives are organised, how they are run by the crew on site, how the band behaves, how merch is distributed, etc etc etc etc. LITERALLY NO POWER AND NO CONTROL..
And I am 100% fine with that.
So if you do come to me with these issues via the social media accounts (again, DM over those is 100% fine), I can only pass them onto Aurélie when necessary.

If you want to talk about what I do for the company some more, hit the comment button below, you can comment with a whole slew of social media, you don't need an LJ account :).
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#Cosmetics etc I hated (or at least disliked) in 2016 [Jan. 3rd, 2017|01:16 pm]
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[feeling |contemplativecontemplative]

I would like to point out, even though I feel like I shouldn’t, but I don’t want to upset any of my friends, that this is my _personal_ opinion. It’s not because I don’t like these things that I don’t think they are shit in general, they are just shit for me personally. I full well understand that a lot of people enjoy these, and I’m glad for them that they work out for them personally. They just don’t for me. And as this is my blog I’m going to spout my personal opinion on here, feel free to put up yours on your own social medium of choice, and simply not read this if you can’t deal with or don’t appreciate people having an opinion on products and brands ;).
Again, just my personal opinion, I will not think any less of someone that disagree with me, and I hope they’ll do me the same courtesy.

So, the stuff I did NOT like.Collapse )
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BCM #30 out now for FREE download! [Jan. 2nd, 2017|12:19 pm]
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BCM #30 out now for FREE download!

Get your free copy here!

The first issue of 2017 is here, happy new year everyone!
We are kicking off the new year, with tons of events that happened all over Europe in the past few months, as well as a brand new beauty tutorial by the talented Claire Dans la Lune (make sure to find her on instagram and youtube also under clairedanslalune16).
And because beauty doesn’t stop at a tutorial, our fashion feature is a portrait feature, focussing on faces rather than full outfits this time!

Naturally, BCM wouldn’t be BCM without events, concerts and band interviews.
For this edition we spoke to X Made Alcoholic Santaclaus when they toured Europe, Ancient Myth when they performed at Metal Female Voices Fest and legendary visual kei band VERSAILLES who are back together and ready to take the world by storm!

You can also win different signed instax photos this edition: one signed by James Phelps of Harry Potter fame (Fred Weasley), another one signed by Ancient Myth and two signed by XMAS! Don’t forget to participate!

Enjoy this edition, and may the new year be epic!
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Favourites of the month: December (#makeup, #skincare, #art #books, #comics & #accessories) [Dec. 31st, 2016|07:53 pm]
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[Current Location |Belgium ]
[feeling |cheerfulcheerful]
[music |Adventure Time episode in the background on hubby's computer]

Favourites of December

With a cameo of Loa, the faithful feline blogging assistant, who is my favourite cat any day of the year =^.^=.

The list:
- Dag Allemaal, 2017 animal calendar
- essence, waterproof eye make-up remover wipes
- Home-made organic lip scrub (via this recipe)
- I Love Crafty x Pony People, kitty ice lollies necklace in orange
- Brian Kesinger, Sketch book, volume 1
- M.A.C Cosmetics, blush in Dollymix
- M.A.C Cosmetics, eye shadow (refill pan) in Indian Ink
- M.A.C, Fix+
- Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur, volume 1: BFF
- NYX, HD Studio Photogenic Finishing Powder
- Spectrum Collections, Marbleous 7 piece smoke set
- Too Faced, Melted Matte lipstick in Evil Twin

Click for more pictures and why exactly these ended up in this month’s faves!Collapse )
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2016 #makeup inventory: aka proof I don't need more stuff. [Dec. 30th, 2016|09:34 pm]
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[feeling |tiredtired]

As the title suggests, this post kinda serves as a reminder for myself that I really do NOT need more cosmetics (aside from a nude blush). And that my only makeup buys next year should be replacements for empties and said nude blush. I should invest in some SFX products instead really. Let's see if I will succeed :)

2016 make-up inventory

Click to see what"s in these bags.Collapse )
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Ride or Die: my favourite #makeup products [Dec. 29th, 2016|10:39 pm]
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[Current Location |Belgium]

Photo of the day: 28.12.2016 (day 363)

Aka: my favourite cosmetics. If I were to go to a deserted island and could only take one of each of the products in the list, it would be these. Normally I have to tag other people to do this, but instead I’m going to leave it to everyone that reads this that feels like doing it.

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