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The week in photos: October 9-22 2017 [Oct. 22nd, 2017|08:24 pm]
Hilde
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Day 9/31 days of Halloween

Day 182: Monday, October 9 2017
Camera: Canon EOS 700D, 18-55mm Canon lens
Indian Corn nails for day 9/31 days of Halloween
- essence, colour and go in flashy pumpky
- Posca marker in white
- Yves Rocher, Vernis Brillante in Chocolate
- Sephora base and top coat
- Talens acrylic paint in white

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Photo of the day: 10.10.2017 (day 283)

Day 183: Tuesday, October 10 2017
Camera: Sony XPERIA L1 (phone)
Just some things I'm working on in painting class.

Day 10/31 days of Halloween

Day 10/31 days of Halloween
Indian Corn eyes
BROWS:
- M.A.C, brow sculpt in Cork
- Too Faced, Love Lights prismatic highlighter in Blinded by the Light (brow highlight)
EYES:
- M.A.C, technakohl liner in Snowed In
- M.A.C, sized to go zoom lash in Beets Me
- M.A.C, eye shadow in Gesso
- M.A.C, semi-sweet x 9 eye shadow in Mocha Minded
- M.A.C, pro longwear concealer in NC20
- NYX, eyeshadow base in skin tone
- Sugarpill, pressed eyeshadow in Flamepoint
- Too Faced, Natural Eyes in Heaven, Nudie and Sexpresso
FACE:
- M.A.C, natural radiance primer in radiant pink
- Too Faced, Milk Chocolate Soleil bronzer
- Too Faced, Sweet Peach Glow blush
- Too Faced, Love Lights prismatic highlighter in Blinded by the Light
LIPS:
- Sephora, cream lip stain in Pretty Auburn

Outfit: 10.10.2017

Outfit of the day:
Flower hairclip: H&M
Glasses: Theo
Cardigan: Primark
Blouse: H&M
Necklace: I Love Crafty x Pony People
Brooch on cardigan: made it myself
Skirt: made it myself
Petticoat: Dear Celine
Spats: my own design, made them myself
Shoes: Secret Shop

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Yves Rocher - Botanical Color palette in 01.Nude

Day 184: Wednesday, October 11 2017
Camera: Canon EOS 700D, 18-55mm Canon lens
I wrote a first impressions type review post about this palette, so if you want to find out more about this, click here :).
Presented with bat string lights from HEMA, because it's that time of year :).

Day 11/31 days of Halloween

Day 11/31 days of Halloween
Really wish l had Sugarpill's Ghosted before l shot this look. Oh well, l guess l will have to do an updated version next year :).
As you've no doubt guessed by now, I pre-shot most of my Halloween looks, because it just would not be doable to shoot this many looks in a row otherwise.
BROWS:
- M.A.C, brow sculpt in Cork
- M.A.C, technakohl liner in Snowed In
- NYX, hot singles eyeshadow in Kandi
- Yves Rocher, botanical color eyeshadow in Lavande Nacré
EYES:
- M.A.C, pro longwear concealer in NC20
- M.A.C, in extreme dimension color lash mascara/work it out in Muscle Tee
- NYX, eyeshadow base in skin tone
- NYX, hot singles eye shadow in Kandi
- Yves Rocher, botanical color eyeshadow in Lavande Nacré
- Too Faced, Chocolate Bon Bons palette in Divinity
FACE:
- essence, blossom dreams rainbow highlight in prism of light (blue and purple parts)
- M.A.C, blush in Full of Joy
- M.A.C, sized to go strobe cream
- NYX, duo chromatic highlighting powder in Twilight Tint
- NYX, hot singles eyeshadow in Kandi
- Yves Rocher, botanical color eyeshadow in Lavande Nacré
- Too Faced, Hangover Primer
LIPS:
- Too Faced, La Crème in Unicorn Tears

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Photo of the day: 12.10.2017

Day 185: Thursday, October 12 2017
Camera: Sony XPERIA L1
Skirt: made it myself
Petticoat: Dear Celine
Tights: H&M
Shoes: Butterfly Twists

Day 12/31 days of Halloween

Day 12/31 days of Halloween
Toothpick through the skin. Super basic sfx, but as you can tell from the photo, it is still crucial to use the right products.
For instance, Snazaroo fake blood looks REALLY fake, and NYX setting powder has the WORST flashback, making the scar wax stand out horribly. When it comes to fake blood my hands are tied due to allergies and availability (and not wanting to use GMO ridden corn starch to DIY), but I really should have reached for my Too Faced setting powder instead of the NYX one (what rubbish that is!).
Btw dear readers, the NYX SFX setting powder is just as shit as their regular one, do yourself a favour and invest in a really good one if you're serious about SFX (and reach for that when you have it!).
PRODUCTS USED:
- 3M, micropore skin tape
- Catrice, liquid liner in Dating Joe Black
- NYX, liquid suede in Cherry Skies
- NYX, HD studio photogenic finishing powder
- Snazaroo, brown aqua paint
- Snazaroo, special fx wax
- Snazaroo, special fx gel blood

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Photo of the day: 13.10.2017

Day 186: Friday, October 13 2017
Camera: Sony XPERIA L1
Painting a skull in class, which is the actual assignment btw.
Still a work in progress at the moment.

Day 13/31 days of Halloween

Day 13/31 days of Halloween
Swamp witch glam. Because why not, the nature preserve nearby turns into a swamp near the end of every year anyway, might as well embrace it for 31 days of Halloween :).
BROWS:
- Benefit, Goof Proof Brow Pencil in 3
EYES:
- M.A.C, pro longwear concealer in NC20
- M.A.C, eye shadow in Lime
- M.A.C, Tropic Cool eye shadow x 9 in She's a Model and Neopreen Green
- NYX, retractable eyeliner in Black
- Sephora, colorguard eyeshadow primer 12H
- Sephora, fingertip eyeliner in Metallic Gold
- Too Faced, Natural Eyes in Heaven and Nudie
FACE:
- M.A.C, sized to go strobe cream
- M.A.C, extra dimension skin finish in Beaming Blush
- M.A.C, eye shadow in Lime (as blush)
- Yves Rocher, botanical color eye shadow in Gris Armoise (as bronzer)
- Too Faced, Hangover Primer
LIPS:
- NYX, cosmic metals in Out of this World

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Photo of the day: 14.10.2017

Day 187: Saturday, October 14 2017
Camera: Sony XPERIA L1
Normally I am REALLY against any other holiday before Halloween, BUT, in light of the entire "black Pete should be cancelled because he is racist" drama some PC idiots like to dig out every fucking year, I would like to give a shout out to Generous and their Sinterklaas gingerbread packaging.
FIY, there is nothing racist about black Pete, his face is black because he's constantly going through chimneys. It would be like saying the chimney sweeps from Mary Poppins are racist. Black Petes are actually of all races and genders, so people going all PC BS over something so culturally embedded in the Belgian and Dutch culture REALLY rubs me the wrong way. Especially because it's super inclusive. Every year when there is the big Sinterklaas thing in Antwerp, you see male and female Petes on the streets, and several of them aren't white. So yeah, leave poor Pete alone I say.
And good on companies like Generous for sticking it to the PC crowd!
/rant

Day 14/31 days of Halloween

Day 14/31 days of Halloween
REDRUM, because I saw this tutorial by BirdBrainFX and just had to do something like this!
Totally worth the watch, because it's a really good explanation of how to do basic cuts SFX.
PRODUCTS USED:
- NYX, liquid suede in Cherry Skies
- Yves Rocher, Nude Botanical Color Palette in Rose Thé
- Snazaroo, burgundy aqua paint
- Snazaroo, Special FX fake blood
- Too Faced, Melted Matte in Evil Twin



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Photo of the day: 15.10.2017

Day 188: Sunday, October 15 2017
Camera: Sony XPERIA L1
Charlotte arrived today, and what better to make your skin happy than a mask!
I actually really liked the blue mask from Sephora, it made my skin feel very pepperminty. That probably makes no sense, but it was very pleasant and I would really recommend this mask.

Day 15/31 days of Halloween

Day 15/31 days of Halloween

Day 15/31 days of Halloween
Vampire glam, inspired by this look by Leigh Dickson
BROWS:
- Benefit, Goof Proof brow pencil in 3
EYES:
- M.A.C, Semi-Sweet eyeshadow x 9 in Drawing a Blanc, Everyone's Darling and Dancing in the Dark
- M.A.C, in extreme dimension lash mascara
- M.A.C, pro longwear concealer in NC20
- NYX, eyeshadow base in skin tone
- NYX, Hot Singles Shadow in Diamond Lust
- NYX, Faux Blacks eyeliner in Oxblood
FACE:
- M.A.C, sized to go strobe cream
- M.A.C, blush in Full of Joy
- Too Faced, Love Lights prismatic highlighter in Blinded by the Light
LIPS:
- Sephora, Cream Lip Stain in Frozen Strawberry
- Weleda, Everon lip balm (primer)

Outfit: 15.10.2017

Outfit of the day:
Flower hairclip: H&M
Orchid headband: Crown and Glory
Glasses: Theo
Necklace: Freaks Circus
Blouse: H&M
Top: UNIQLO
Skirt: made it myself
Petticoat: Dear Celine
Socks: asos
Shoes: asos

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Day 189: Monday, October 16 2017
Camera: Sony XPERIA L1
Charlotte and I went to Antwerp and found this very random giant red kitten in Stadsfeestzaal. Posing had to happen, it was mandatory. For the kitten was adorable!
I will be writing posts about all mine and Charlotte's adventures, but I am chronologically wading through my backlog, so it might be a while!

Charlotte and the big red cat statue

Outfit: 16.10.2017

Outfit of the day, photo by Charlotte.
Hat: vintage/thrifted
Glasses: Theo
Top: H&M
Dress: made it myself
Brooch: I Love Crafty x Pony People
Bag: Fossil
Giant totebag: Mint Neko
Socks: ebay seller
Shoes: sacha
Accessories: Skullery, Roxy, handmade, Han Cholo, Fossil, Tokyo Disney Sea

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Photo of the day: 17.10.2017

Day 190: Tuesday, October 17 2017
Camera: Sony XPERIA L1
The fact that this vampire Fanta, which is supposedly apple and cherry flavoured, tastes just like French cherry coke worries me.
Then again, this teaches me for drinking Monsanto juice, lord knows how much glyphosate I drank with this XD.
I really have to get better at resisting these evil multinationals and their Halloween stuff. MUST RESIST FROM NOW ON!
Also, this smells really dubiously chemically, which never bodes well, I can't believe I drank this stuff!

outfit: 17.10.2017

Outfit of the day, photo by Charlotte
The skies were pretty post-apocalyptic all day, although not as badly as in the UK. It was because of both the forest fires in Portugal and the remnants of hurricane Ophelia. It's crazy how much this kind of weather afflicts us all. And there should be a climate lesson in there for people, but I fear that that'll just fly by XD.
Anyway, Charlotte shoots with a Nikon, and her camera is really good at catching the post-apocalyptic properties, even more so than the human eye.

Hat: asos
Glasses: Theo
Cardigan: Primark
Brooches: made them myself
Top: UNIQLO
Skirt: made it myself
Petticoat: Dear Celine
Socks: Topshop
Shoes: sacha

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La Drogisterie

Day 191: Wednesday, October 18 2017
Camera: Canon EOS 700D, 18-55mm Canon lens
Charlotte and I went to Lille, France, for the afternoon :).
This shop was an amazing haberdashery, and the people working there were so, so friendly!

outfit: 18.10.2017

Outfit of the day, photo by Charlotte
Glasses: Theo
Cardigan: Harry Potter merch, it's so oversized because it's from the men's section
Blouse: Ank Rouge
Skirt: made it myself
Petticoat: Dear Celine
Socks: Foot Traffic
Shoes: sacha

Day 18/31 days of Halloween

Halloween, Halloween :)

Day 18/31 days of Halloween
Vampire Movie Night, which is legit the name of that skirt! But as you can see, it comes with a sort-of matching eye look :)
And yes, this is pre-shot, like I said before, I can't wear make-up 31 days in a row, not with how sensitive my skin is XD.

Day 18/31 days of Halloween

Day 97/100 days of make-up in 2017
Inspired by the print Vampire Movie Night.
BROWS:
- M.A.C, brow sculpt in Cork
EYES:
- M.A.C, pro longwear concealer in NC20
- M.A.C, in extreme dimension color lash mascara/work it out in Muscle Tee
- NYX, eyeshadow base in skin tone
- NYX, faux whites eye brightener in White Smoke
- Yves Rocher, Nude botanical color palette in Baie Rose and Beige Abricoté
- Sugarpill, loose eyeshadow in Asylum and Ghosted
- Sugarpill, pressed eyeshadow in Tako and Love+
FACE:
- M.A.C, sized to go strobe cream
- M.A.C, blush in Full of Joy
- NYX, duo chromatic highlighting powder in Twilight Tint
- Too Faced, Milk Chocolate Soleil bronzer
LIPS:
- essence, Bootiful Nights in no more bat days
- Weleda, Everon lip balm (as primer).

I do NOT recommend getting essence liquid lipsticks. I don't know about those not in the Halloween range (Bootiful nights), but I wouldn't chance those either. I initially heard good things about them from beauty guru's and influencers on youtube so figured that I'd give them a go, and urgh, big mistake. They are ultra drying and it takes FOREVER to get a nice, even application.
You're far better off getting a Sephora cream lip stain if you don't want to spend a lot of money!
The only thing these essence liquids are good for is bodypaint, because they are SO HARD to remove. So if you need to do a pattern on your skin that legit has to last all day and/or night, go for these.
That said, considering how hard it is to get them off, I wouldn't suggest using these around your eyes, because the skin around your eyes is too sensitive for the amount of rubbing that will be necessary to get this stuff off.

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Charlotte and Salazar

Day 192: Thursday, October 19 2017
Camera: Canon EOS 700D, 18-55mm Canon lens
Charlotte and I went to Planckendael zoo, because I had two free tickets :).
She found this extremely derpy, yet very adorable plushie cobra in the gift store, named him Salazar, paid for him and took him home :).
I totally get her, because he is hella cute :).

Day 19/31 days of Halloween

Day 19/31 days of Halloween
Just a simple Halloween nail look.
- essence, Bootiful nights nail stickers
- H&M, nail polish in Potpouri
- Posca marker in orange
- Sephora, base and top coat

Day 98/100 days of makeup in 2017

Day 98/100 days of make-up in 2017
Purple for Spirit Day.
BROWS:
- M.A.C, brow sculpt in Cork
EYES:
- LunatiCK Cosmetic Labs, eyeshadow in Brainz
- M.A.C, pro longwear concealer in NC20
- M.A.C, technakohl liner in Brass Band
- M.A.C, Semi-Sweet eye shadow x 9 in Drawing a Blanc/Blanc Type and Pink Sienna
- Nocibé, artist eyeshadow in Mambo Americano
- NYX, eye shadow base in skin tone
- Yves Rocher, botanical color eyeshadow in Lavande Nacré
- Yves Rocher, botanical color jumbo pencil in Prune Hortensia Nacré
- Yves Rocher, volume elixir mascara in Blue
- Sugarpill, pressed eyeshadow in Poison Plum
- Too Faced, Chocolate Bon Bons in Blackcurrant
FACE:
- M.A.C, natural radience primer in radiant pink
- M.A.C, blush in Full of Joy
- M.A.C, extra dimension skin finish in Beaming Blush
LIPS:
- M.A.C, lipstick in 4EVA

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Photo of the day: 20.10.2017

Day 193: Friday, October 20 2017
Camera: Sony XPERIA L1 (which is pretty obvious if you just look at the photo :P)
Charlotte and I tried the Glamglow x Sonic the Hedgehog Gravitymud.
Let me tell you this, I am NEVER going near another Glamglow product. The day we put it on it was all fun and games and good times.
The next day, the entire area the mask covered is WRECKED.
Even on Sunday, when I post this, things have gradually gotten worse.
Thank god my GP (bless her) saw an incident like this coming and gave me a prescription for a specialised cream should something like this happen.
But come the fuck on, I am NEVER getting another Glamglow product EVER again!
NEVER EVER!
The blue Sephora mask I tried is love, this one, what a nightmare. That's going straight into my worst of 2017 for sure!

Day 20/31 days of Halloween

Day 20/31 days of Halloween
Birdie and I did pink looks today in honour of Breast Cancer awareness.
Definitely check out hers because it is a million times more amazing than my pink and brown demon one!!!!
BROWS:
- M.A.C, brow sculpt in Cork
EYES:
- M.A.C, pro longwear concealer in NC20
- M.A.C, sized to go zoom lash in Beets Me
- M.A.C, Semi-Sweet eye shadow x 9 in Dancing in the Dark
- NYX, eyeshadow base in skin tone
- Yves Rocher, Nude botanical color palette in Bois de Bahia and Terre Brûlée
- Yves Rocher, waterproof eyeliner in Brun
- Snazaroo, adventure palette in brown
- Too Faced, chocolate bon bons in Sprinkles
FACE:
- M.A.C, Semi-Sweet eye shadow x 9 in Dancing in the Dark
- Yves Rocher, Nude botanical color palette in Bois de Bahia and Terre Brûlée
- Snazaroo, adventure palette in brown
- Too Faced, Hangover primer
- Too Faced, Love Flush blush in Justify my Love
- Too Faced, chocolate bon bons in Totally Fetch and Cotton Candy
LIPS:
- Yves Rocher, Nude botanical color palette in Bois de Bahia
- Sephora, cream lip stain in Pretty Auburn
- Weleda, Everon lip balm (as primer)



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modest Melted Matte collection

Day 194: Saturday, October 21 2017
Camera: Canon EOS 700D, 18-55mm Canon lens
Charlotte had to leave really early to drive to the ferry to get home again (miss her already, it was so awesome to have her visit!) so I spent most of the afternoon catching up on photography for my blog.
This is a photo of all three of my Too Faced Melted Matte liquid lipsticks.
Left to right: Gingerbread Man, Naughty by Nature and Evil Twin.
Gingerbread Man is this year's Christmas release, Naughty by Nature and Evil Twin are both open edition releases (meaning they are not limited like Gingerbread Man is). I wouldn't recommend Evil Twin though, the other two's formula is amazing, but this one is rather hard to work with and not as comfortable to wear.

Day 21/31 days of Halloween

Day 21/31 of Halloween
The fat cat and round pumpkins dress I made a little while ago.
Hat: vintage, thrifted
Glasses: Theo
Blouse: Ank Roughe
Dress: made it myself, the fabric I used is Belinda's big kitty by Alexander Henry
Tights: H&M
Boots: Kickers
Bat ring: Poorman's Gold Label
Accessories: Pandora, Abraxion, Roxy, Pieces

Day 101/100 days of make-up in 20

Day 101/100 days of make-up in 2017
I know I reached 100, but I'm still going to continue counting the looks, just to see how many I'll end up having done this year :).
BROWS:
- M.A.C, brow sculpt in Cork
EYES:
- M.A.C, pro longwear concealer in NC20
- M.A.C, in extreme dimension color lash mascara/work it out in Muscle Tee
- NYX, eye shadow base in skin tone
- Too Faced, Chocolate Bon Bons in Divinity, Cashew Chew, Satin Sheets and Almond Truffle
FACE:
- M.A.C, blush in Full of Joy
- Too Faced, Hangover Primer
- Too Faced, Love Lights prismatic highlighter in Blinded by the Light
- Too Faced, Milk Chocolate Soleil bronzer
LIPS:
- Sephora, cream lip stain in Frozen Strawberry
- Weleda, Everon lip balm (as primer)

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Photo of the day: 22.10.2017

Day 195: Sunday, October 22 2017
Camera: Canon EOS 700D, 18-55mm Canon lens
Still working on my upcoming Halloween food and drinks post :).

Day 22/31 days of Halloween

Day 23/31 days of Halloween
Another sewing project rather than make-up because my skin is still suffering from the Glamglow incident. Yesterday's entry was pre-short, so that wasn't an issue, but I didn't have anything organised for today, so it's fashion instead!
I'm really loving otome kei lately, because it is so quirky and cheerful. And easy to mix with steampunk, mori kei or dolly kei, which are all styles I adore.
Hat: customised it myself (I bought a cheap beret off ebay and attached a pompom to it)
Glasses: Theo
Cardigan: Bel&Bo
Top: Primark
Skirt: made it myself
Socks: Angelic Pretty
Boots: Palladium
Accessories: Skullery and Roxy

Make-up and outfit (unless otherwise mentioned) photos by Bert Van den Wyngaert.
All daily photos of 2017.
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