beauty

Pretty Spring Makeup Look

Pretty Spring Makeup Look

I am back with another spring makeup look.  I love this look, because it’s simple to do, fun, as well as colorful with the pop of color on the lips.  I also just love the color combo.

The first part of this post will cover the eye makeup, followed by the face makeup.  I used the SMOKY palette to create this look.

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The eye makeup

  • I started off by filling in my eyebrows with the Catrice Eye Brow Stylist Pencil in the shade 020 Date with Ash-ton.
  • I then applied the LA Girl Concealer all over my eyelid to prep my eyes and then set the concealer with some translucent powder.
  • I then went in with this purple color on the outer corner of my eye and extended it towards my crease.

Next, I went in with this light pink shimmery color and just applied this right next to the purple color.

I then went in with this champagne color on the inner part of my eyelid and took a blending brush to blend all of the colors together.

For the crease color I used this brown shade from the ELF Little Black Beauty Book (Warm Edition) Palette.

I then applied the Essence Volume Stylist 18 hr Curl and Hold Mascara.

After I finished my face makeup, I went back to my eyes and just put a bit of the brown shade under my lash line and applied mascara to my bottom lashes as well.

 

The Face Makeup

  • I started off by priming my face with the Maybelline Baby Skin Instant Pore Eraser.
  • I then applied my foundation and used the L’Oréal True Match Foundation in the shade Sand.
  • I then went in with my concealer and used the LA Girl Pro Conceal Concealer in the shade Creamy Beige.
  • To set my foundation I used the Yardley Absolute Translucent Loose Powder.
  • I then did my contour with the Absolute New York Pro Contour Palette and used the Catrice High Glow Mineral Highlighting Powder in the shade Light Infusion as my highlighter.
  • For blush I used the Jordana Blush Powder in the shade Rose Silk.

For my lips I used the Wet n Wild lipstick in the shade Mauve Outta Here.

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And that concludes this makeup look; I really hope you enjoyed this post.

Until next time!

xoxo Lilanie

 

 

 

 

 

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Travel

Mini – Vacay: Swakopmund Trip (22 – 25 September 2017)

My brother had a soccer tournament about 2 weeks ago in Swakopmund and we decided to turn it into a little family vacay and I thought I would share what I got up to, as most of my recent posts have consisted of outfit and makeup ideas.  Most of my time there consisted of watching soccer and cheering on my brother from the sidelines, as the weekend was filled with soccer games, but we did however have a little time left to go visit the beach, the aquarium, the snake park, as well as the mall.

Accommodation

We decided to stay at the Swakopmund Municipal Restcamp, as they are conveniently located near the soccer field where my brother was playing, various shops, the beach, as well as the aquarium, plus the prices are very affordable which is definitely an added bonus.  There are various types of accommodation that you can choose from and we decided to go for the one named “Spitzkoppe” (each type has different names), as we were 6 and the Spitzkoppe bungalows accommodates 6 people.   The bungalows are not the biggest or fanciest accommodation that you’ll find in Swakopmund, but they are very comfy and you get the basic amenities needed and I definitely recommend it.  I do however advice making a booking through telephone, as I did it online and when I called to confirm the booking they had no record of it.

 

National Marine Aquarium of Namibia

The aquarium is situated on Strand street and is walking distance from the Swakopmund Municipal Restcamp.  The opening hours are from 10 am to 4 pm and they are closed on Mondays.  They charge N$ 10 for adults and N$ 5 for kids (for Namibians).  The place is quite small, but there is ample marine life to see and it is definitely worth the visit! My favorite definitely has to be the sting rays.

 

The Living Desert Snake Park

The snake park is situated on 5 Libertina Amadhila Street and houses a variety of snakes, with very detailed information sheets on every snake.  The entrance fee is N$60 for adults and N$20 for kids (For Namibians) and their opening hours are from 9am – 5pm, with it being closed on Sundays.  This is definitely worth the visit, as you get too see so many species of snakes in one place and you get to learn about each one.  We also got to see some of the snakes feeding, which was a pretty interesting experience.

 

Swakopmund Jetty

When visiting Swakopmund, a stop at the Jetty is definitely a must.  You can take some amazing pictures and walk on the jetty, while waiting for the sun to set.  There is also a restaurant situated at the jetty, so you can have an early dinner while watching the sun set.  I didn’t get my sunset pictures this time around, as it was pretty windy, foggy and cold and we didn’t want to stick around and wait for the sun to set, but I can assure you it is definitely worth the wait.

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Overall it was a pretty awesome, much needed trip to escape the Windhoek heat, as well as studies.  Below are more pictures from the trip.

But that is it for this post…until next time!

xoxo Lilanie

 

beauty

Spring Glam Makeup Look

Today’s makeup look, as you might already have seen by the title is a spring makeup look.  I love this look, because it is just so darn pretty and I think it works really well with brown eyes, there’s just something about it that makes my eyes pop.  Also, I know I haven’t been posting regularly, but as previously mentioned, school has been keeping me busy and the torture will be ending in November when I’m done with my exams.  I will however try to post as much as I possibly can, but without further ado, here is how you can get this pretty makeup look.

For this look I used the HD Nude Palette and it’s called Shades of Nude 03.

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I usually start with my eye makeup first, therefore the first part will consist of the eye makeup look and the second part will cover the full face makeup.

The Eye Makeup

  • I started off by filling in my eyebrows with the Smudge Brow Pencil in the shade Light Brown.
  • I then applied the LA Girl Concealer all over my eyelid to prep my eyes and then set the concealer with some translucent powder.
  • I started off by applying this nude color all over my eyelid as my transition color.
  • I then went over that with this darker pinkish color and focused in the crease as well as extending it upwards.
  • I then applied this brown shade on the outer corners of my eyes.
  • I then went in with an even darker brown and this one has a little bit of a shimmer to it. I also focused this on the outer corners of my eyes.
  • For my eyelids I used this shimmery color and also just placed some of it on the inner corners of my eyes.
  • I then applied the Essence Lash Princess Mascara to my top lashes.
  • After I finished my face makeup, I went back to my eyes and just put a bit of the two brown shades under my lash line and applied mascara to my bottom lashes as well.

 

The Face Makeup

  1. I started off by priming my face with the Maybelline Baby Skin Instant Pore Eraser.
  2. I then applied my foundation and used the L’Oréal True Match Foundation in the shade Sand.
  3. I then went in with my concealer and used the LA Girl Pro Conceal Concealer in the shade Creamy Beige.
  4. To set my foundation I used the Yardley Absolute Translucent Loose Powder.
  5. I then did my contour with the Absolute New York Pro Contour Palette and used the Catrice High Glow Mineral Highlighting Powder in the shade Light Infusion as my highlighter.
  6. For blush I used the Jordana Blush Powder in the shade Rose Silk.

For my lips I used the LA Colors Lip Liner in this pink shade and topped it off with the Avon Pink Lip Gloss in the shade Rose Splash.

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And that concludes this makeup look; I really hope you enjoyed this post.

Until next time!

xoxo Lilanie

 

Fashion

Pretty in Pink – Spring Look

Spring, the season of pretty flowers and hay fever is FINALLY in Namibia, can I get a WHOOP WHOOP?  I love spring, mostly because of the pretty flowers that can be seen everywhere and the floral and brightly colored fashion items. I love colorful and vibrant colors for spring and usually opt for colors such as pink, coral and nudes.  For this look I decided to pair this pretty pink Aztec print dress with these orangey brown heels.  I would probably wear this as a daytime look, but add a brown leather jacket and you can instantly turn it into a nighttime look. P.S you might notice that my hair is very short and that is because I FINALLY decided to do the big chop after 1 year of being natural, but that is a post for another day and I will try to get that up as soon as possible.

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Details:

Dress – Papaya, Shoes (similar)

But that is it for this post…until next time.

xoxo Lilanie

Lifestyle

July and August Favorites

Does anyone else feel that time is just racing towards the end of the year? I can’t believe we’re already finding ourselves in September, it’s crazy! As promised though, this post will cover my July & August favorites. I do hope you enjoy it!

Music

So I will only be talking about a few of these, as the list is pretty long as you can see and I do not want to make this blog post any longer than it needs to be.

  • Wale ft Major Lazer, Wizkid & Dua Lipa – My Love (Usa + Africa + UK = FIRE!! This is such a great collaboration.  I love the beat of this song, because it has an African feel to it, but you can clearly hear Major Lazer’s influence as well.  I also just absolutely love Dua Lipa’s voice!!)
  • Chris Brown – Questions (This song is absolute FIRE!! I love reggaeton music and this song has a little bit of a reggaeton feel to it.  The music video is also just LIT!  You can also hear Kevin Lyttle’s Turn me on featured in the song.)
  • Fifth Harmony new album: I LOVE their new vibe; I’ve literally been playing this album every day since its release.  Some of my favorite tracks include: Bridges, Angel, He like that, Don’t say you love me and Messy.
  • Keke Palmer ft Quavo – Wind up
  • Demi Lovato – Sorry not sorry
  • Pia Mia ft Jeremih – I’m a fan
  • Camilla Cabello ft Young Thug – Havanna
  • H.E.R – Focus
  • Jojo – Wonder Woman
  • Becky G  ft Bad Bunny – Mayores
  • Ty Dolla $ign ft Lil Wayne & The Dream – Love U Better

                                                                               

Favorite Quote

“I found I was more confident when I stopped trying to be someone else’s definition of beautiful and started being my own.” – Remington Miller

 

Beauty / Hair

  • Auntie Jackie’s Curls and Coils “Curl La La” Curl Custard

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This product smells soooo yummy, I love the purplish color of it and I absolutely love the way it makes my hair feel.  I use it with the Aunt Jackie’s “Knot on my watch” Instant Detangling Therapy, which I mentioned in my May Favorites and it makes my hair super soft and so easy to deal with.  I definitely want to try out some more products in this range.

  • L’Oreal True Match Foundation

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I love that this foundation is lightweight, easily blendable, gives good coverage (I usually just use two pumps) and is not cakey on my skin.

  • Wet n Wild Silk Finish Lipstick in the shade Cherry Frost

I used this in my Old School Glam Prom Makeup Look, which you can check out here.  I LOVE this color, it’s such a gorgeous red shade and I’m excited to create more looks with this lipstick for spring and summer.  It’s also one of those hydrating lipsticks, which is definitely a bonus.

  • Avon Silky Soft Musk Perfume

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I am a huge fan of musky smells and I can just not get enough of this perfume, it smells so good and has been my go to perfume since I got it, which was quite a while ago and I have no idea why I didn’t feature it in a favorites post before.  The packaging does not look like much, but don’t let that put you off, because it is definitely worth the buy.

 

Favorite Movie

*Beauty and the Beast

I know, I know, I’m super late to the party, but I haven’t really had much time to actually watch movies, but I FINALLY decided to set some time aside to watch this much talked about movie.  I absolutely loved it!! Emma Watson also just makes the perfect Belle.

 

Favorite Series

*Girlboss

I haven’t actually read the book yet, something which I absolutely still intend on doing, but I just had to watch the series which came out on Netflix, as I wanted to see what all the hype was about.  There has been mixed opinions about this series, but I actually liked it.

 

Books

*The House of Sleep by  Jonathan Coe

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Snacks

*Bar One Chocolate Bar

I don’t know what it is, but I have just been loving the Bar One chocolate Bar lately.  It’s just so yummy!!

 

Accessories

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I love this gorgeous Paris themed phone case.  I’ve had it for a while now and I have no idea why I’ve never used it before.  I got it from Wish when I was in the US and I can unfortunately not get any more as they don’t ship to Namibia, they do however ship to South Africa,so do go check out their site, they have some pretty phone cases for very affordable prices.

But that is it for this post, thank you for stopping by…until next time.

xoxo Lilanie