Friday, December 31, 2010

Old silver

Can anyone tell me how you can treat your old silver? My Tiffany & Co-bracelet and pendants have been mistreated the past year and appear black. What product can I use to make them look like new again, so that I'll have as much pleasure wearing them as I did the past year?

As you can tell from the picture, I've dropped my T&C-heart pretty hard twice in the last weeks and now has two bad dents (luckily on the backside!) aside from the many scratches. It now has more character alright but I wish I would have taken more care of my jewels the past year. How's that for a new year's resolution.

Anyhow, have a lovely new year's eve!

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Estée Lauder Idealist

Every friday evening I leave my life in Brussels/Leuven behind me and I head back to my hometown to spend some quality time with my family. So it is only normal that I have many of my favorite beauty products twice -one for home and one for my home away from home- and loads of back-up products in case of emergency, right?

This tactic proved itself quite useful the past few days that I spent in my hometown for the holidays. I had ran out of Clinique Pore Minimizer Refining Lotion but luckily had a valuable alternative nearby. I gave Estée Lauder's Idealist Pore Minimizing Skin Refinisher a go and was very much surprised. First of all by its lovely scent. Even though I'm no fan of perfumes in my beauty products, the lemon'y scent is subtle enough for me to love. And although the texture of the Idealist is thicker than Clinique's Pore Minimizer, which is more like a serum, it still feels incredibly light on my skin and has a silky finish to it. And it leaves my skin very smooth, which I love. So I'm thinking I'm going to get a new Pore Minimizer but I will keep using Idealist faithfully every weekend.

Next on my beauty wish list: Advanced Night Repair Synchronized Recovery Complex.

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Shark Attack Twitter

Although I still have no idea how Twitter works -while I had and passed plenty of ICT-courses at university the last few years- I figured out how to add the microblogging site on Shark Attack 2.

You can follow SA2 simply by clicking the box on the right, just below the Facebook-link! Now the only thing left to do is find out what in the world to communicate through it without boring you to bits...

PS: you can follow my sister/Shark Attack 1 on twitter here

Fashion Apps

It took me the last two hours to figure out how to
1. install the new updated version for the 4G
2. get my contacts from my sim-card into the phone, without typing every single contact directly into Adress Book
3. call my boyfriend, since apparently I had to de-activate the simlock

I've got the phone connected to gmail and I've found and installed the facebook-app. But now I'm stuck, the only useful fashion app I can find is that by Can someone tell me which other fashion mobile-applications I definitely need to have on this new toy? And where to locate them?

And does have an easy to use/blog app?

Friday, December 24, 2010

Wishlist - Bobbi Brown Book

I know there is no chance that I'll find this item under our Christmas tree tonight, since no-one in my family, nor my boyfriend for that matter, knows that this book exists. But I really would love to have a copy of Bobbi Brown's Beauty Rules-book. And the Makeup Manual-book too.

At work, I got a sneak peak of what the books are all about and they are perfect for everyone, not just for make-up fanatics. I'm a huge fan of Bobbi Brown's foundations and since she has the best make-up tips and tricks, I'm pretty sure that this book is a must!

Be sure to check out Bobbi Brown's Learn-page before doing your make-up for your Christmas party tonight!

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I recently got the Moisture Rich Foundation SPF 15 in 0 Porcelain and this superrich foundation is perfect for harsh weather conditions. Some foundation make cause your skin to dry out, especially during the winter but the Moisture Rich Foundation is the absolute best! My skin feels hydrated and soft, and looks flawless the whole day through. Belgium really needs its own Bobbi Brown-store asap.

Winter Boots - pt2

Despite a severe headache and a cold, I forced myself outside today to clear the way. My cat won't go outside and is terrified of the snow you see. Only when I stepped outside in the snow, I realized how much it has snowed in my hometown the last few days. I'm so happy I bought some winter boots last weekend, 'cause neither my All Stars nor my Dior Sprint'ers, my only two pairs of flat shoes, would have survived the week.

Anyhow, may all of you be safely inside now, with a hot cup of cocoa. Happy holidays.

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Wishlist - A new bag

Dear Santa, I'm still in love with this lovely Sofia Coppola for Louis Vuitton-bag. I'm willing to pay for it myself, completly.. Could you just ask LVMH to lower the price just a tad?

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Winter Boots

I just broke rule number one when it comes to wearing my cape. These harsh winter times made my buy some snow boots yesterday at some messy little fake everything-store yesterday. My boyfriend keeps laughing at me, since he says it really is not my style when it comes to shoes, and he's right but hey at least my 50$ fake fur-boots survived our walk in the snow a million times longer than his silver Yves Saint Laurent sneakers.

By the way, I'm still looking for the perfect kind of flat black leather riding boots and the ones by Hermès are definitely out of my league. Does anyone know a nice alternative?

faux fur/black suede boots worn with a Zara-cape, black Burberry trench, LV-scarf, an H&M Legging, Flippa K-dress and my old, grey Balenciaga-bag. 

Friday, December 17, 2010

Fashion Film - Black Swan

3 reasons why I want to see this movie:
- I love Natalie Portman. Closer was just amazing.
- What girl doens't like looking for houres at lovely pink tutu's.
- Rodarte (<3) did all the outfits for the Swan Lake-piece in the movie ... which, once again, makes me wish I could update my beloved and dearly missed thesis

Oh and the make-up is by M*A*C!

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Shark Attack - Give away pt. 2: D&G Bracelet

Shark Attack is in a holiday, give away-spirit! Visit my sister's Shark Attack and enter the compitition if you want a shot at winning this D&G charm-bracelet! You have until December 20th. Good luck!

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Clinique - Quick Eyes

The holidays are just two weeks away and I'm going mad over what to buy for whom. One thing I luckily don't have to 'worry' about anymore is what make-up I'll wear to those many parties.

I think 'glamour make-up' is the hardest kind, since those popular big black smokey eyes risk making you look a panda. And eye shadow always is something you have to take your time for, you don't just smear it on. Well, for a few weeks now I've found the perfect eye shadow which allows you to do just that. I got my hands on Clinique's Quick Eyes Cream Shadow. I think this product is very underrated and is easily overlooked when you're at your local parfumerie. It is an amazing eye shadow though, since it takes less than a minute to apply and you quickly get a nice, glamourous and finished look. Perfect I think for anyone who doesn't have the patience to apply eye shadow every morning before leaving for work at, let's say, 7 AM.

For a few weeks now, I've been faithfully applying this Sunlit Palm-olive-metallic green shade. I apply it very lightly on workdays and yesterday, for a birthday party I wore it more intensely, and a great plus, no touch-ups were needed during the whole evening! And since it has a creamy texture, it's perfect for contact lens wearers. As I said, perfect for a long NYE-party...

Saturday, December 4, 2010

Prima Ballerina

Vogue, you make me want to pick up ballet again...

Sasha Pivovarova in Vogue China November 2005 photographed by Laurie Bartley
Caroline Trentini in “Flights of Fancy” in Vogue September 2008
(pictures: slideshow fashionista)

I wish I spent more time in the Repetto-store when we were in Paris. But shopping for the perfect ballerina flats is not that simple when two bored boys are waiting for you outside the store, ticking their watch every 2.5 minutes. Wishlist: demi-pointes and custom-made flats from Repetto's atelier

Dior Film 4

Lady Grey.
Get ready for december 8th.