maandag 21 mei 2012

Outfit post: The Avengers

Last week I went to see The Avengers with my boyfriend and his graphic novel devoted friends. Against all expectations, I really enjoyed the movie! I've never been much of a super hero fan, but the movie's bad guy Loki was simply irresistable...:p (I know, I have a weird taste in men!)
I wore a casual oufit with a new t-shirt from IronFist, which has a lighthouse on it. I love lighthouses! Normally my style is a bit more feminine with lots of lace and more elegant jewelry, but this time I was aiming for something cool for a 'night out with te boys'. The outfit has nothing to do with the Avengers movie whatsoever, but I really wanted to post a picture of my new shirt that I like so much :)

zaterdag 19 mei 2012

Long hair videos

Last year I made my first 'hair video', to see how much it had grown. I'm planning to do this every year until I have reached my dream length. The progress of one year is clearly visible now: (Yay!)
My videos are pretty crappy by the way....I've only just started experimenting. :)

May 2011:

May 2012:

donderdag 17 mei 2012

The Body Shop 'Beauty with Heart' event

Last Monday Joyce (Beauty & Metal) and I went to the Beauty with Heart event from the Body Shop, held in Amsterdam. We had won tickets for an evening of pampering, beauty advice and of course lots of information about the products from The Body Shop and their new campagne. Beauty with a Heart is promoting a world-wide ban on the testing of makeup on animals, which of course is a good and important cause. Model Lily Cole is fronting the campagne and soon there will be a special line of 'Lily Cole products' available in the shops.
During the event, makeup artist Chase Aston gave a demonstration using the new shimmer cubes, eyeliner and blush:
The shimmer cubes consist of purple colours and can be applied as light or dark (applied wet) as desired. During the event, the catering was superb. We especially enjoyed this salmon with sesame, yummy!
Our hands were massaged with bodybutter (a totally new experience to me!) and we got to choose our own palette of shimmer cubes. I chose these colours:
We were also allowed to pick one body butter, a bottle of hand sanitiser and a new 'beautifying oil'. I chose Moringa body butter (haven't tried it before), Satsuma hand sanitiser and cacao butter beautifying oil. The latter can be used on the hair as well, which is great for dry ends or hot oil treatments! 
 They also gave us a 'make over' with the shimmer cubes that we picked ourselves. 
We had a great evening and went home with a lot of new products to try and a gift card worth 10 euros! I will post a review of  each of the individual products in the future. Some more pictures of the event:
 My friend Joyce:

 The hand massages:
 The new body butter designs:
 Me looking silly (on the left):

Me being informed on the new oils:
 Pick your own shimmer cubes!

 The view from the location:
 Getting my makeup done:

donderdag 10 mei 2012

Old pictures: (music) festivals

Due to circumstances, we were forced to plan our summer vacation trip for 2012 during the annual Summer Darkness festival and Castlefest. I feel sad that I will not be able to enjoy both events this year, but the good news is that we changed our destination from France to England. It's been a long time since I went to Engeland, apart from a trip to London two years ago. I've always loved Britain a lot and I can't wait to go back there for two weeks. Of course I will also have the opportunity to visit some of my favourite stores (Illamasqua, Lush) and buy some products for a much nicer price than offered online or in stores in the Netherlands!
Still feeling a bit sad about missing out on all the festival fun though, I've come up with a series of pictures of festival outfits that I wore in past years (2007 - 2011):

Graspop, 2007:
Summer Darkness, 2007:
Temple of Fantasy, 2008:
Castlefest, 2009:
Summer Darkness, 2009:

WGT, 2009:

Castlefest, 2010:
Summer Darkness, 2010:

Castlefest 2011 (made this steampunk outfit myself):
Summer Darkness 2011:

maandag 7 mei 2012

Old photoshoot

This photoshoot was held in 2011. I was asked to pose wearing beautiful handmade chokers, sold at Dominia Shop. The shoot was held both outside in the freezing cold, as well as inside a tropical greenhouse! This was the result:

 My hair was made red here in Photoshop :)

vrijdag 4 mei 2012

Outfit post: petticoat

As you may have seen in my recent pictures of my trip to Limburg, I wore this petticoat skirt recently. I thought it might be a bit too much for an every day outfit (I used to only wear it to festivals), but it was actually quite comfortable. A bit victorian and definately dark, but with a white skirt underneath. It's not hard to match a skirt like this with other items of clothing, since it's quite basic.
Do you like to wear petticoats? And do you wear them underneath skirts, or just like this?

woensdag 2 mei 2012

Weekend break

Last weekend I went to Limburg (a province in the south of the Netherlands) for a couple of days with my boyfriend's family. We had a great time visiting historic sites and enjoying the landscape. This is the only part of the country where they have decent hills and therefore I always feel like I am abroad when I'm there. I'm not going to describe the trip in detail, but I'd lik to share some pictures:

 With my boyfriend and his sister:
 The cottage we stayed at:
 A visit to a castle nearby:

 Old train station:

 My boyfriend's sister and her boyfriend:


Flea market: