Wednesday, 17 June 2015

Guess who's back?

Back again? Vera's back. Tell a friend. Or don't, whatever you want. I've decided to start blogging again, after more than a year. I feel like I'm finally in a place where I can find the inspiration (and time) for blogging. Last year has been somewhat of a rollercoaster with lots of highs and lows. So much has happened. I graduated, I've been to London, I saw The Phantom of the Opera IRL (which was kind of a big deal) and I snipped off my hair. But I've also struggled with anxiety and loads of stress because of school. However, I can now finally say that I feel so happy! I'm almost afraid to say it, afraid that that happy feeling will somehow slip away from me again. But I'm confident it won't, at least for a while :)

 In a few months, I'll be studying Media & Culture at Utrecht University. To be honest, I'm a bit nervous. What if I don't make friends? What if I am actually a really bad student and I can't do it? All kinds of "What-ifs" are wandering through my brain. But I guess everyone gets nervous when they start something new and exciting. You never know what the future has in store for you. But before I figure that out, I'm going to have a long vacation full of fun things, parties, friends and hopefully, writing good blog posts.

See ya later alligator :)

Thursday, 29 May 2014

Kiko Make Up Milano

A few weeks ago I went to Rome with my family. We were so busy sightseeing,that I didn't even think about shopping. Until we came across a Kiko store in Vatican City. I practically dragged my mum and sister in there and together we explored the wonderful world of Kiko.

The first product I was desperate to buy, was this water eyeshadow 228. It is a taupe/greyish shade with a pretty purple shimmer.I think it's a beautiful colour, but sadly it creases very fast, even with a primer underneath. I haven't tried applying it with water yet, so I'm not quite sure what that'll do to it.

Then I stumbled upon this beauty: the Glow Touch lips & cheeks 102 wave hibiscus. I've always wanted to try a liquid blush (well, sorta liquid) and it was on sale, so it was the perfect match! It is very easy to apply as a blush and as lipbalm, but I do think that it is less hygienic than something with an applicator. As you can see on the picture, it attracts dustlike honey attracts bees. Despite being unhygienic, I like this product a lot. It stays on your cheeks for a full day and it feels nice on my lips ^.^

From left to right: Wave Hibiscus applied as blush and applied as lipbalm, water eyeshadow 228 applied with water and without water

Wearing water eyeshadow 228 on my eyes and wave hibiscus as lipbalm and blush.

Now I really want a Kiko store in the Netherlands. I can't wait to try more of their products :)

Have you ever tried Kiko makeup? What did you think? Let me know in the comments ^.^

Have a nice day!

Monday, 28 April 2014

I'm a mermaid!

  I might actually need a fishtail before I can call myself a mermaid, but my hair makes me feel mermaid-ish (does that word even exist?). About two weeks ago, I suddenly felt an undeniable urge to dye the bottom of my hair turquoise. So I bought a tub of La Riche Directions dye in the colour Turquoise and dyed my hair. Talk about making impulsive decisions :').

I'm quite surprised to see that it actually turned out bright turquoise, because I didn't bleach it first. Of course it would've been more vibrant if I bleached it first, but I really like the colour as it is. I've washed it a few times now and it has turned into an almost mint green colour, which I think is lovely. Better than pink, which faded superfast and turned into an awful orange colour on my hair. I'm not sure how long I'll like this colour, but I don't think I'll get bored of it easily. After all, it makes me feel like a mermaid.

Have a nice day!

PS If you'd like to see a video on how I dye my hair, please let me know in the comments!