Tag Archives: Paris

Jardin des Tuileries

We were so lucky with the weather in Paris! 26 to 30 degrees every day. On the second day we just went walking and ended up at the Louvre. We took some pictures there (will be up later) and walk further to the Jardin des Tuileries. Such a beautiful and peaceful park. Everyone was chilling on the chairs, grass or the fountain. Reading, talking, sunbathing. Just relaxing to the max. Lovely!

Dress – H&M

Bag – YSL

Watch – Daniel Wellington

Sandals – Primark 

OhLaLa!

Tonight was the show we came to Paris for: OhLaLa at the Folies Bergere! My collegue Jean Passos did such an amazing job (as he always does)! This show was completely different from anything I’ve ever seen before. Very sexy and sensual, but done in a very artistic and beautiful way. I’d love to be in an OhLaLa show one day! 

Dress – MostWanted 

Bag – YSL

Heels – Christian Louboutin

Givenchy 

Oops, I did it again! I just can’t help being a bag lover. I choose a very classy one, just like the YSL one I bought in Paris in January. I went to La Fayette yesterday to check out the size of the one and also to check out other bags in the same category. I wanted a black small bag with silver hardware (all my other bags have gold hardware), but it had to be big enough to fit my daily stuff such as phone, wallet, car keys, some makeup etc. I love the Celine mini luggage, but they didn’t have it in the black with silver combo and the handles were too small for when I wanted to wear the bag on my arm. In my head I knew from the beginning the Givenchy Mini Antigona was the one I was gonna get, so today me and my mom went to Avenue Montagne to the Givenchy store to get the full Paris-Givenchy experience. Thanks so much to a Neringa for her service and patience with me! 

La vie de revel 

Oui oui, I’m in Paris! Oh how I love this city! Especially when the weather is like how it is now. No need for a jacket, just comfi summer clothes. I’m here to see my dear colleague Jean Passos his act in a show called OhLaLa, which they perform in Folies Bergere, the biggest theatre in Paris. Our hotel is literally 10 steps from the theatre so we couldn’t have picked a better place to stay! And I thought now I’m in Paris it’s a good time to wear my new Ivyrevel tee with a French sentence on it, right? 

Top – Ivyrevel

Shorts – Levi’s

Sandals – Primark

Watch – Daniel Wellington

Bag – Saint Laurent

Naked Smoky

Wooohoooo I am so excited!! Last weekend my brother and his gf went to Paris to celebrate their 2 year anniversary and they brought me the brand new Urban Decay Naked Smoky palette! Okay I admit I asked them to get it for me haha.

Let me show you the beautiful packaging and amazing shadows!

It comes in a cardboard box. // Het pallet zit in een kartonnen doosje.

It comes in a cardboard box.

On the back you can see the colors with their names, a  little story about the palette and the brush inside. // Op de achterkant staan de kleuren met de namen, een verhaaltje over het pallet en de kwast die er in zit.

On the back you can see the colors with their names, a little story about the palette and the brush inside.

The beautiful, hardcase box. // Het prachtige, hardcase doosje.

The beautiful, hardcase box.

The colors! // De kleuren!

The colors!

As you can see this palette is mostly cool-toned. Also there is a mix of matte and shimmery and/or glittery shadows. Myself I like to switch between matte and shimmery and I also love to combine them. I already own the original Naked palette which is mostly warm toned and the Naked Basics 2 which only has earth/neutral tones which are all matte, so this is a great addition to my Naked family :).

The blending side of the brush. // De blending kant van de kwast.

The blending side of the brush.

The smudge side of the brush. // De smudge kant van de kwast.

The smudge side of the brush.

The brush has very soft bristles! The blending side is the perfect size to blend in the crease and the smudge side is perfect for smudging out the lower lashline. SCORE!

On the swatches below you can see the color pay-off. I applied all shadows on my bare skin and also on top of the UD Primer Potion to see if there is any difference. The top part of each swatch is on bare skin, the bottom half is with the UD PP underneath.

Swatches of all colors. // Swatches van alle kleuren.

Swatches of all colors.

High, Dirtysweet, Radar, Armor, Slanted, Dagger, Black Market

High, Dirtysweet, Radar, Armor, Slanted, Dagger, Black Market.

Armor, Slanted, Black Market, Smolder, Password, Whiskey, Combust, Thirteen

Armor, Slanted, Black Market, Smolder, Password, Whiskey, Combust, Thirteen.

You can see that they are all highly pigmented. The shadows are all very soft. I do think that the matte shades are a little bit harder to get a nice color pay-off from. It just takes a little more time to layer them to have them show up more. The others are all just one swipe! I haven’t done a look just yet since I got it today, but I’m sure I’m gonna love this palette so much. The colors are right up my street so I’m gonna get so much use out of it. It’s also perfect for perfomances, since there are some amazing darker colors in it.

I am super happy with my new palette! Do you think you will purchase this? And which Naked palette do you prefer?

Available at Sephora. Available in the Netherlands next month, at Ici Paris XL Kalverstraat Amsterdam only.

49,95 euro.