For those who don’t know Julliette den Ouden yet, let me introduce her: besides winning several make-up awards, coiffure awards (her current position is #6 of the world) and doing the make-up for brands/ names such as Versace, George Clooney, Wesley Snipes, Silvester Stalone, Harpers Bazaar and Cosmopolitan, she is also the one who creates make-up trends and campaigns for Makeup Studio. If that’s not enough yet, she does the worldwide campaings for Carmen, Varouk and L’Anza AND she creates her own trainingprograms for Schwarzkopf and several other make-up schools accross the country… besides owning her own make-up school. Of course. Is there ANYTHING this woman can’t do?! Time to ask her some questions!
FINALLY, it’s time for festival season again! Last weekend I already had my first crazy concerts at Pinkpop festival. It was awesome, but I also realized about all the inconveniences that festival campings bring along. That’s why I decided to share my mini survival guide of 5 useful things that helped me through the gross toilets, cold nights and long days.
Today it’s time to tell you guys what my all time favorite beauty products are. In the last few years I started to take my beauty regime more seriously. I have a really dry and sensitive skin so for me it’s even more important to take good care of it. I even have to admit that I spend more money on face creams, moisturizes and balms than on make-up (and I own way less makeup as well). It’s hard to find products that don’t irritate sensitive skin, but here are the ones that made my life a lot easier!
Correct me if I’m wrong, but I am pretty sure that every girl dreams of owning Urban Decay palettes – their NUDES series is legendary! That’s exactly the reason why I got super excited when I received an invite for a super exclusive Urban Decay event at the Pulitzer Suite in Amsterdam. If I would like to come? Uhmmm… what about hell YES <3
Like every other girl I used to love wearing make-up before I became a full-time model: bye bye dark circles, hello pretty cheekbones! Am I right? Every now and then I did some shoots and I absolutely LOVED to walk around with the shoot make-up for the rest of the day because I felt so pretty. However, as soon as I started my full time modelling career after university, I quickly started to understand why the rest of the models I was hanging out with were never wearing make-up.
Let’s face it, all of us are obsessed with our skincare because everyone wants to have a good skin, myself included! For the past 3 years I have been very happy with the products of Image Skincare – which were recommended to me by my dermatologist – and 2 months ago they sent me 2 products to try out: Iluma exfoliater and eye cream. Obviously I was super happy with the products, and I decided to take my chances now that we got in touch: I was going to ask them EVERYTHING I wanted to know about skincare!
The summer is shining bright, and I’m loving it! I’ve been getting many questions about which products I use on a daily basis so I decided to make a selection of my beauty essentials and give you a little tour on WHY they are so important. I mean… in fact I have dozens – if not hundreds – of beauty products, but what to pack in your suitcase for vacations?
Guestpost by professional Make-Up Artist Milla Kramenstretter!
As we all know, make-up is superfun to buy. All those pretty colors and cute packages can be very hard to resist. And adding a new lipstick to your collection can also lighten and brighten up your day. But by owning a massive collection of beauty products it’s easy to fall into a familiar and common problem: A box full of ‘junk’ that past its time. Expired make-up can cause irritation to the skin and cause break outs, and can even lead to an infection of the eyes!
Valentine’s Day is coming soon and Love is in the Air! Even if you haven’t found your other half yet, there is nothing wrong with celebrating the power of love with the people close to you :) And most importantly: love yourself! I thought well about my giveaway for this month and I figured it should be something which will make anyone happy, regardless of their relationship status. Introducing my Valentine Giveaway: the Yves Saint Laurent Rouge Pur Couture Mats Lipstick. Quite a ‘mouth full’ isn’t it? ;)
Either you’ll be seducing your boyfriend this Valentine (or getting the perfect present for your girlfriend with this lipstick), partying all night with your best friend, or having a nice family dinner for some good old quality time. This lipstick will look beautiful on you no matter what you’ll be doing!
Yves Saint Laurent is known for its lipstick classics which looks good on any skin-color… do you want to find out if that’s true? All you have to do is to be subscribed to my newsletter, nothing less and nothing more!
Lots and lots of Love,
P.s. Thank you for the beautiful Photography Thomas Moke!
Happy Halloween! Unfortunately I don’t have time to celebrate Halloween this year (die-hard businesswoman stuff heck yeah), but that doesn’t mean I can’t share some awesome, creative, cool and funny videos with you! I have been scanning YouTube for the past three hours and I made a selection of some of my favorite videos. Enjoy!
Funny & Cool
Each year Jimmy Kimmel cracks me up with his Halloween Prank: asking parents to tell their children they ate all the candy. The reactions are PRICELESS. Can’t wait to see the 2015 edition!
Guys sure LOVE the sexy halloween costumes on girls, but… will they still love them if they actually have to wear the costumes themselves? Buzzfeed tried and found out
Or even a better question to ask: what would it be like if guys would actually act like girls during Halloween? Do you think it’s a terribly exagerrated video or do we secretly all acknowledge some of the stereotyping is true?
Now that we had some fun with Halloween Parody Videos it’s time for some other cool stuff… what about some easy DIY Halloween Hacks to get creative and original decorations?
How would I be able to skip videos about food and snacks? Here are two short videos with some adorable and smart Halloween snacks & hacks
Halloween ain’t nothin’ without them Pumpkins!
Again problems with trying to think of a cool costume? Why don’t you try dressing up like someone from the past century who is dressing up for Halloween? You will be original without a doubt
Also something important to mention: perhaps we should stop with all the racist stereotype costumes? Maybe it’s fun for you, but not for the person who is offended by your stereotyping! Here is an example of Native Americans reacting to Indian Costumes. Spoiler Alert: they are NOT excited. #BeNice
A vital part for your final Halloween Look! Beauty Guru and entrepeneur Michelle Phan is sharing some of her beauty tips for Halloween
And to finish my list of favorites I just HAD TO share this incredible make-up video of Michelle Phan where she transforms into the bride from A Nightmare Before Christmas… What is this Sorcery?!
There you go guys, I hope you liked it! What did you do this Halloween? Do you know any other cool videos? Let me know!
Lots of Love