Beauty

Instytutum beauty products

08.12.2017

Hi sweeties,

Time for a review of these Instytutum beauty products…

Instytutum is designed  for those who understand the power of science, who embrace the benefits of pure water, who hold education close to their heart and believe that giving is a way of life. Therefore they support communities in need of pure water. I think that’s a very noble cause.

They believe in a holistic approach that will benefit your overall health as well as the look and quality of your skin. INSTYTUTUM not only provides effective skincare that targets all skin concerns, but also offers a specially-formulated supplement to support a healthy lifestyle.

Many factors contribute to our overall well-being. From using creams, lotions, and a high SPF to protect skin from premature aging and sun exposure, to drinking enough water, eating a well-balanced, healthy diet, getting regular excercise and reducing stress. It is essential to provide the body with the power of vitamins, minerals and other nutrients. They give the skin a more radiant, healthy and youthful glow. They make us feel more energized in general and increase resilience against free radicals, stress and environmental influences.

Every morning I used the Day Cream. It’s a very smooth and light cream, and my skin absorbs it very quickly!
This product is really lovely to use. Not greasy, and that’s what I like. Because after my day cream I immediately put my make up on.

Every evening before I went to sleep, I used these Flawless Pads… OMG they are awesome!! These powerfull easy-to-use presoaked pads are formulated with glycolic, lactic, citric, hyaluronic and salicylic acids, plus provitamin B5 and vitamin PP, that reduce pore size, fine lines and wrinkles. And it improves skin tone, texture and luminosity. They also promote collagen production and cell turnover, whilst improving hyperpigmentation and boosting moisture.
This TOP BEAUTY PRODUCT leaves your skin smooth, firm and renewed in one quick step. Great for all skin types, including dry and sensitive ones.
Gotto admit it… I’m a HUGE fan!! 😍


After the Flawless Pads, I used the Serum. It hydrates my skin intensively, and it softens and lightens the tone. It really alleviates the tight sensation of dryness.
You could also use it in the morning before your day cream.

I’ve found myself a new brand for my daily skin care routine… Love these products of Instytutum. I want to discover more of their range…

What’s your daily skin routine??

Lots of Love,

Lena

xxx

Beauty

Wunderbrow

04.12.2017

Hi sweeties,

The last 2 weeks I’ve been testing the Wunderbrow from Wunder2.
You can’t deny the brow trend these days… Everywhere you look, you see beauty products for more expressive brows, brow saloons, …
But I have to confess; I’m not a huge fan of the very thick and ‘too much’ brows you sometimes see on women… I prefer a subtle brow look!
So when they asked me to review this Wunderbrow, I was sceptic at first, bit also determined to make it something of my own!
So here’s my review…

The Wunderbrow promises you a killer look within 2 minutes, one that’s waterproof and stays for three days…

So this is how it works:

With this brush you define and add more color to your brows. The PermalFix gel Technology locks color and tiny hair fibers to the skin giving you thicker, more defined brows. Because I like a natural look, I didn’t add too much.
Then you take the little black brush, and you comb your brows and spread the gel evenly over the whole brow.

In less than 2 minutes my brows were done, and they had a natural, but more intense look! I really loved it!! It was not too much nor overdone, it was just what I like!
And indeed the gel is definitely waterproof and it stayed for 3 days!

Here you can see the result, left before and right after… What do you think?

I can recommend this Wunderbrow to everyone. For a light natural look or a more intense look, and very easy to use!
A must have in your daily make-up kit!

You can buy the Wunderbrow at your Di shop.

Lots of love,

Lena

xxx

Fashion

Duifhuizen tassen en koffers: My Pinko…

29.11.2017

Hi sweeties,

It’s been a while… but here’s a new blogpost for you…
Duifhuizen tassen en koffers offered me the opportunity to choose a bag on their website…
Oh, that was not so easy… so many lovely bags!! But then… there was one little beauty that caught my eye… 👀💓
This LOVELY Pinko crossbody Bag

For as long as I’ve been surfing around on Instagram, I was crushing over the bags from Pinko… Every time a picture with one of them popped up, my heart skipped a beat! 😍
So you can all imagine my joy when I received this beauty from Duifhuizen tassen en koffers!!! They also have a very quick service; because two days after my order, the bag was delivered at my door!! Oh and it was love at first sight!!
I really love the birds on the clip, the combination between the sweet soft pink and purple flowers painted on the bag & the tough chain makes… well that makes it so special!

Wanna see which look I combined with my new Pinko?? Let’s take a look…


A warm winter look… a big soft grey knitted sweater, a black leatherlook pants, some biker boots and a warm beanie…
What do you think?? For me this look fits perfectly with the Pinko crossbody bag. Or should I say: The bag fits perfectly with the look? ;o)
The pink flowers painted on the bag come out better with the grey sweater.

The bag is very firm, and of a high quality! The dimensions of the bag are perfect for me: not too big and not too small: I can put in exactly what I need (my wallet, my phone and my lipsticks ;o))

No need to say I am a very happy girl with my new bag! You will often see it appear in my looks!

Tell me sweeties, what do YOU think of my Pinko bag from Duifhuizen tassen en koffers?? And the winter look?
If you’re looking for a new bag, or maybe a Xmas gift… go check out their website : ….. I’m sure you’ll find your favorite too!
Let me know!!

Lots of love,

Lena

xxx

Beauty

Louis Widmer

23.10.2017

Hello there!

Here’s a new blogpost for you! Today I would like to review these 2 products of Louis Widmer, from their Remederm line :
The Remederm Face cream UV 20 and the Remederm Body Oil Spray…


The Remederm line of Louis Widmer is usually recommended by dermathologists, for a very dry skin.
A dry skin can no longer  perform its function of natural barrier. The skin is no longer able to hold on moisture.
This causes itching and skin irritation. Remederm hydrates and nourishes the skin intensively, enhances skin barrier performance and effectively protects against harmful effects from the outside.

The Remederm Face Cream p
rotects, cares and hydrates. It urges deep into the skin Provides skin with sophisticated active ingredients Strengthens hydration and nourishes the skin.
👉 It’s a very thick cream, but your skin absorbs it quickly. For my it was not good to use it every day, because I already have a greasy skin on my forhead, chin and nose. And so my skin was to shiny. BUT I now use this cream 2 times a week, to nourish it well, and to take advantage of all its good actions.

The Remederm Body oil spray is a h 
igh-quality oil thats feed the skin with sophisticated lipids.
The vitamin A enhances hydration, and the vitamin E neutralizes free radicals.
👉Ohh, 
I really love it!! When summer is over my legs are often very dry, and my skin is ‘cracked’… and this Body oil is perfect for that! The Body oil urges quickly in the skin, and doesn’t leave any grease on your clothes! And it also smells lovely!
Top product!!👌❤

“Take care of your skin. You’ll wear it every day for the rest of your life!”

Lots of love for all of you!

xxx

Lena

 

Fashion

Fall looks

20.10.2017

Hi sweeties,

The past week it was almost summer again… Did you also enjoy the sun and the warm days?
We would almost forget it’s fall already! 😄
But the hot days are over now. So let’s take a look at some fall outfits! 🍂🍂
I want to show you some looks from the lovely webshop Crumbs & Clothes… and my 2 new bags from Burkely!

First look: a burgundy dress… Definitely my favorite fall color:

I combined it with my new black Burkely bag (Magic Milou), and my new golden studded boots.
This warm, wine red dress is so comfortable to wear! And look at the trumpet sleeves!! 😍
You can always add a pair of black stockings.


Watch: Violet & Hamden

Let’s take a look at the second outfit: a long, cozy army cardigan from Crumbs & Clothes & a green leather bag (Noble Nova) from Burkely

This look is awesome for the fall days, just add a ripped jeans, a silk blouse & a pair of brown boots! And you’re ready for a day in the city or a walk in the park!
And when days are getting colder, you can always use the cardigan as a coat! Just add an extra sweater underneath!


So sweeties, I hope I’ve given you a little fall inspiration for your outfits…
Let me know what’s your favorite!

Lots of love

Lena
xxx

Fashion Lifestyle

Hunkemöller – Pretty lingerie

16.10.2017

Hi sweeties,

I’m very proud to announce you that I have been nominated for the Hunkemöller Blogger Awards, category: Lingerie…
Please read my blog post below and if you like it, vote for me on the Hunkemöller site. (in the category LINGERIE #4)
Hunkemöller Blogger Awards

 

All of us ladies, we all like pretty lingerie, don’t we?? My favorite shop for the prettiest lingerie sets is Hunkemöller.
I have a Hunkemöller shop nearby so that’s pretty seductive…

What do you think of this new lingerie set?
I fell in love with the beautiful blue-grey color. It’s perfect for the fall and the upcoming winter. So in love with the fine lace and the pretty details. Did you spot the cute little light blue bow ties??
Hunkemöller has many shops all over Belgium, but they also have a perfect website! You can order your favorite items and they deliver them at home, in a beautiful box, wrapped in lovely silk paper… a present for yourself!!
Because I don’t have such a big bosom, I prefer my bras to have filled cups. That gives me a better feeling and makes me more confident.
And isn’t that something we all want?? For me, the perfect lingerie is the first step towards more self confidence. When I wear a lovely lingerie set like this, I already feel a lot prettier.

I think it’s really important to choose the right lingerie underneath your outfit. It can make your outfit just that little bit better because your bosom and butt will look at their best!
During these fall days I love to wear just the pretty lingerie underneath a big soft knitted sweater, like the pink one in the picture… it really fits so well with the colors of this lingerie set.

Go visit the website of Hunkemöller, and pick out your favorite lingerie set…
Sooo many lovely choices!! I’m curious which color & style you prefer.

Lots of love,

Lena
xxx

P.S. Don’t forget to vote for me on the Hunkemöller website. 😘
(in the category LINGERIE #4)
Hunkemöller Blogger Awards

Fashion

Items’14: Knitwear made in Antwerp.

04.10.2017

Hi sweeties,

New blogpost… all warm and cozy! 😊
A few weeks ago I had the opportunity to meet the lovely Claudia de Vos from Items’14 Antwerp. What a lovely, inspiring and enthusiastic lady. She sells and distributes the most lovely hand knitted cardigans, scarfs, jumpers, beanies… Really, I fell in love with them immediately… So soft, warm, cozy & classy!! She works with natural materials like mohair, silk and Alpaca.
Between all those lovely cardigans I chose two: a long, very soft, dark blue one, and the Bubble Bubble cardigan.
They’re both very different, but oh so nice. It’s a pleasure wearing those hand made cardigans… Wanna take a look at how I’ve styled them??

I’ve combined the long blue cardigan with a silk blouse, also from Items’14 Antwerp and a ripped jeans.
Underneath, my cool black boots. It gives the look a tough appearance.


The Bubbles Bubbles Cardigan is a true HIT on Instagram… And rightly so!

I’ve combined this one with a black leather pair of trousers, also from Items’14 Antwerp. They actually fit wonderful!!
Underneath a white lace top…


Do you also love these comfy hand knitted cardigans?
Tell me: What’s your favorite one??

Lots of love,

Lena

xxx

Fashion

Golden booties – Melvin & Hamilton

29.09.2017

Hi sweeties,

In this new blog post, I want to show you my new GOLDEN booties from Melvin & Hamilton. 💫
Yes, really… Shiny, sparkling, golden booties! It was love at first sight…💛💛💛


Melvin & Hamilton is a German brand, by the brothers Karim and Olivier Choukar, who handcraft footwear with a distinctive character… Every pair is so lovely to see, and finished very beautifully with a keen eye for detail.
Between all the lovely pairs, there was one that immediately caught my eye… these golden ones!!
This pair of shoes demands all your attention, they are the eye-catchers of any look. So when I was wondering how to style them…. I was thinking that the rest of my outfit had to be sober, not too many colors, not too bright…
Let’s take a look at how I styled my Golden Booties…


Can’t take my eyes off of them ;o) They are so awesome, and they fit perfectly!!

As you can see; I styled them with a pair of destroyed jeans & a big comfy, knitted sweater. Perfect for the upcoming fall days.🍂 I love these big oversized sweater-looks.
This way the attention is drawn towards the shoes, and not to the clothes. A little golden belt in my jeans matches fine with the shoes. And my favorite Chanel bag is the finishing touch of this look…


Very curious what you all think of this look… Let me know!!

If you like the boots, or another pair from Melvin & Hamilton, you can order your own pair and get €10 discount using my code: LenaxMelvin (valid on all orders above €75, until November 19, 2017)

Lots of ‘golden’ love,

Lena

xxx

Beauty

Wide Open Eyes – Estée Lauder

23.09.2017

Hi sweeties,

Time for a new beauty blogpost!
Let me tell you all about the new Advanced Night Repair Eye Concentrate Matrix by Estee Lauder….

Did you know that the skin around your eyes is about 4 times thinner than the skin on the rest of your body??
Which makes it far more vulnerable. Every day your eyes experience over 10.000 micro movements, which can contribute to the look of ageing around your eyes. If each blink of your eye equals one step, then this means your eyes take an 8 kilometer walk every day!!!! 😱
These continuous movements can lead to increased irritation and damage, that can accelerate the appearance of lines, wrinkles and more…

To help you better understand how your eyes move, Estée Lauder has produced an unique video: “See the World with Wide-Open Eyes – a 360° film”.

I had the opportunity of watching this movie with the VR viewer they provided!

This discovery led to the development of the new Advanced Night Repair Eye Concentrate Matrix, a formula with an innovative 360° Matrix Technology that optimally restores and strengthens the skin around the eyes and reduces visible signs of skin ageing such as fine lines and wrinkles, puffiness and dark circles.

I have been testing the new Advanced Night Repair Eye Concentrate Matrix for two weeks now… and these are my findings…

I LOVE IT!!!!
You all know that I’m not in my twenties anymore ;o)) So yes I have wrinkles and lines… But hey, I’m fine with that.
But what bothers me the most is the puffiness of my eyes in the morning!! It’s like I didn’t get any sleep when I wake up… My eyes are swollen and it takes about an hour before that disappears.
BUT since I’ve been using the new Advanced Night Repair Eye Concentrate Matrix by Estée Lauder it’s gone… Really! I’m not joking! My eyes are looking more awake and fresh in the morning.
I also noticed that the skin around my eyes is not so dry anymore, it’s well hydrated and nourished thanks to the double concentrated infusion of Hyaluronic Acid. And so the little lines and wrinkles are softened. I know they will not disappear, but there’s a huge difference even after 2 weeks. The skin around my eyes is firmer and I have a fresher and healthier look!
The bottle also has the 360 degrees massaging applicator that is so fun to use! It feels great and refreshing!

For me it’s a keeper!
The new Advanced Night Repair Eye Concentrate Matrix  has become the favourite part of my daily evening skincare routine!

Lots of love,

Lena

xxx

Shop the new Advanced Night Repair Eye Concentrate Matrix.

Fashion Lifestyle

Soft grey look – Repeat Cashmere

17.09.2017

Hello there sweeties!

So happy to show you this new look for fall! In collaboration with Repeat Cashmere.
I received this oh so soft grey cashmere cardigan… I can’t tell you how happy I was when I found it in my mailbox… Love at first sight!
You know, I’m not a jacket lover in the winter, I’d rather wear a cosy cardigan like this one. It will definitely be my favorite the upcoming fall months!

Let’s take a look at how I styled it…

A few weeks ago I already bought this cute little grey hat at H&M… and it turned out to be a perfect match with the grey cardigan! It’s makes the look a little bit more stylish… I love it!!
A white blouse and black pants complete this look. But I didn’t want it to be too ‘old’ or ‘stiff’… So I added my cool boots… ;o))
And that turned out to be perfect finishing touch!

A little surprise for you: You can get a 15% discount for your first order at www.repeatcashmere.com, just click on this link.

Do you love this look as much as I do?? let me know!!

Lots of love,

Lena
xxx

Soft grey cardigan: Repeat Cashmere
Hat: H&M
Watch: Cluse (Promo code 15%: LOOKSOFLENA15)
Boots: Jessica Buurman