I’m not really the fashion and beauty blogging type, but I simply had to share this with you guys.
I don’t wear a lot of make-up and usually keep things simple. Just a bit of eyeliner here, some mascara there and some lipgloss or lipstick (when I’m feeling bolder…).
A few days ago I started seeing these ads on instagram by Lancôme, for their Juicy Shaker line. It intrigued me so much, that I had to try them out.
Last Wednesday I went to the store and got myself not only one, but two shades of their pigment infused lip oil.
I got the Apri-Cute (which was the one I originally wanted to buy) and the Mangoes Wild, because I simply couldn’t choose.
To apply you just have to shake the bottle, and dap the sponge on your lips. You can add a few layers to get a darker result.
First of all, the oil feels really silky on your lips. It’s not sticky at all, like lipgloss tends to be.
Secondly, the colours are pretty yet subtle. I can certainly use them on a daily basis, meaning it’s not too bold for me to wear when I’m going to work. Not that I can’t wear lipstick to work..
The only negative thing I’ve got to say about this product is that it doesn’t stay on for a long time. Drink or eat anything and it wipes it off entirely. I’m not really the type of girl that regularly fixes her make-up, so that’s kind of a bummer for me. But it leaves your lips feeling softer than before applying it. So it does what it has to.
Despite this I still love the Juicy Shaker, and definitely recommend it to anyone who doesn’t mind reapplying it frequently.
I’m attempting to pick up blogging again. So far I was really proud of myself for sticking to it for more than a month, but now it’s time to fully commit myself to it. There will be some changes (as you might have noticed in the menu above), because my life has changed so much in the past year.
I got married and I got my first full time job.
It’s been a big year for us, but I want to make 2016 even bigger (not sure how I’ll manage to top getting married, but let’s try anyway). I basically just want to enjoy the little things more than I used to. Add some colour to our grey daily lives.
Lately we’ve been working on some projects and I’m really looking forward to being able to do something fun with my spare time. Other than napping or watching pointless programs on tv (which I didn’t even WANT to watch) I haven’t been doing much after work. And to be honest, I started to feel a little depressed because of that. I felt like the only things I did were working, eating and sleeping. I couldn’t find the energy to do anything else.
On a happier note, I’ve started exercising 3 times a week. I sometimes have to force myself to do it, but I’ve been at it for a while now. I do cardio on the elliptical (might start running when it gets warmer outside) and am trying to start the BBG program. So far, I haven’t been able to consistently stick to “Sweat with Kayla” yet.. But I keep trying! I’ve also been trying to eat healthier, although I’m not willing to entirely give up on fast food (yet).
In short, I’m trying to adapt a healthier & happier lifestyle.
Another thing that changed in 2015 was that I quit my only hobby: dancing. I kind of miss, but I also don’t. It was a necessary change. But that made me hobby-less. Which means I’m trying to take on new hobbies. Well, not exactly hobbies – but I’m trying to make more time for other things that I love. That’s why I’m going to start blogging again. You’ll see posts about our vacations, citytrips and the exploring of our own tiny country. I might do some restaurant/hotel reviews as well and share some of the new recipes I want to try out this year. Of course I’ll also keep you guys up to date about our lives once a month, just so you know what’s going down, and if my endeavours for finding a healthier & happier life are succeeding.
I hope you’ll enjoy following us on this new journey.
See you on Wednesday!