5 beauty brands you need to know about

3.30.2015


Who doesn't like to discover new beauty brands?! Since I've started blogging, I came across a lot of make up brands that I'd never heard about. In this post I'd like to share my (recent) discoveries and explain to you why I think everybody should know about this brand!

Choosing the perfect jeans: Styles

3.26.2015


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Finding the perfect jean can be dreadful. There are so many styles and it's hard to find that one type of jeans that fit you perfectly. A couple of years ago, I absolutely hated shopping for jeans. I was convinced that my body was just weird and those hours spend in the fitting rooms with jeans that looked horrible on me harmed my self esteem. Two years ago, I walked into a Levi's store and found three perfect fitting jeans. I've always struggled with a 'gap' because my waist is much smaller than my hips. The store clerk recommended me to try on a 'bold curve' jean. And to my surprise, it fit perfectly. I walked out of the store with three brand new perfectly fitting jeans. That one time helped me to look out for jeans with a high waistband that hugs my waistline.

Here are some facts about different jean styles and my tips on how to find the perfect jeans.



Everyday makeup products

3.21.2015

My daily makeup routine hasn't changed much over the past few years. I sometimes use a coloured eye pencil instead of my liquid black liner, but I usually stay with a natural look. In this post I'd like to discuss all of the makeup products I use on a daily basis and explain what I like about them.

Lip balms

3.19.2015


Although the weather is getting better, I still feel like I need to weatherproof my lips in order to prevent chapped lips. Over the past few years, I've tried a lot of lipbalms. Most of them did an average job nursing my dry lips but nothing special. In this post I'd like to discuss 3 very different lipbalms.

5 upcoming movies I want to see

3.17.2015


I can really enjoy spending an entire evening on the couch with a bag of crisps and a good movie. ;-) I actually prefer watching at home rather than going to the cinema. There are a lot of upcoming films that I really want to see, and I'm going to discuss five of them in this post!

ASOS spring wishlist

3.14.2015

Playsuit - Pearl earrings - Foldover clutch - Pencil skirt - White high heels - Blue coat - Sunglasses - Floral dress

I recently purchased a dress for my graduation on ASOS.com and I thought 'oh well let's quickly check the 'new in' section. 2 hours (whoops) later, I added a LOT of things to my must-try-on-list. Maybe it's the turn of the season, I absolutely love spring! Florals make me so happy and all the pastel colours make me look forward to summer. Spring is a great time to introduce some new items to your wardrobe and I can't wait until I can finally wear shorts and skirts without tights again!

What do you think of my picks? Let me know!

Love,

Simone

Whoa - Crush on Blush has a new look!

3.12.2015


Thanks to a spur of the moment decision, I bought a new Blogger template as I started to dislike my previous one. I'm very happy with this new fresh look and it has a lot of improvements compared to the old look. Unfortunately I'm not an expert on HTML, I'd love to design it all myself but to teach myself how to transfer it to HTML and other codes will take me ages... So I spend a lot of time on etsy.com searching for a new template and well... Here we are!

I'm still adjusting things and hopefully by the end of this week my new blog look is completely finished!

I'm excited to hear your opinion about this new look! Please let me know what you think. ;-)

Love,

Simone

Favourite perfumes

3.10.2015


When I was 13 years old, I used my birthday money to buy Chanel no. 5. I had to hide it from my mom though, because she thought it wasn't an appropriate fragrance for a 13-year-old. She had a point, of course, but it felt so cool to have such an expensive perfume and I used it everyday for two years straight. When I was 15 and visited Paris with my dad, I bought a similar, slightly sweeter sentence from L'Occitane, 'Vanille & Narcisse'.

Snack idea #1

3.07.2015


Dates and walnuts.
I very recently discovered my love for dates.I discovered them when I was trying to gain weight and it instantly became my favourite thing to treat myself when I get home from school/work/etc. I'm not saying dates make you gain weight, but they can help you gain weight. ;-) I love dates as an ingredient for cake or cookies, but I also love to combine dates with walnuts, like you can see in the picture.

Things I wish I'd learned in High School #1

3.05.2015


I often ask myself while studying something: Why do we have to learn this? I'll never use this in real life. Now that I still have 3 months left in High School before I take my final exams, I thought to myself - How much of all the stuff I've learned am I going to use in real life? Not much, I think. I mean, it's nice to be able to calculate the odds of winning a lottery, but is it really necessary to know...? Or that the wife of Louis XIV was named Maria Théresia? There are a lot of things that I struggle with now that I'm getting older, a lot of things I wish I'd learned in high school. Nothing about how popularity isn't important or anything like that, but for example, how to do your tax declarations.

Living Light

3.03.2015


A few years ago, my parents used to call me a mess when it came to tidying up my room. I threw my clothes on the floor, never cleaned up after myself, et cetera. My dad and his girlfriend, who are real neat freaks, often had difficulties dealing with my cleaning habits and this resulted in considerable tension.

Maybe my father and his girlfriend inspired me, or someone else, I don't know, but for about two years now I try to apply the "Living Light" motto. At the beginning of my journey I didn't call it "Living Light" yet, I only tried to clean my room more often. After I'd read more and more articles about people who are "living light", I became very excited about the whole concept.

March goals

3.01.2015


Each year we all make New Years resolutions. Last year I decided to take that to the next level and make a small list of goals at the beginning of each month. I think setting goals that are not too big for yourself each month is a great way to just get things done. When I accomplish all of the goals I've made that month month, I think to myself - Hey, I proved to myself that I can do that!
Crush on Blush.
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