dinsdag 20 december 2016

BEAUTY | A golden glow on your cheecks with this lowbudget product

Once I wrote a review about the mosaic blush of the housebrand from the Action. I've wrote a review about the pink blush. What I'd forgotten is that they also had a brown color of the same brand. The Mosaic Blush number 02. I'll test it for you and give my findings of this product.

Fashion Professionel 

Fashion Professionel is a brand which I have only seen in the Action Nederland. The products were produced on behalf of Max Brands Marketing, a Dutch company in Bleiswijk. I think that the products comes from China because almost all the products of the Action are "made in China"! I could be wrong though but just look to all the products that you buy at the Action. Nevertheless is half my house full of Action products. It is cheap and they have nice beautiful things.

At first I'd only concerned with the makeup products of Max & More but nowadays the shelves begin to fill up with the products of Fashion Professionel. Normally I would not buy this kind of stuff in other stores, but I notice that the makeup products provide intense colors. Unfortunately they have no foundation and concealer for dark skin but in terms of primer, blush, bronzer, highlighter, and so is the choice available in the Action: be quick because the next day the shelfs will be empty.

Mosaic blush No. 02

The design is so funny. You can see an embossed golden hearts in the pink powder. So beautiful and artfully. Actually sin to use it. The product is packed in a sturdy plastic box with lid. I think this box will not easily break. Actually, I'm curious about the swatch because the first few times it will of course give a golden brown color on your cheeks, but will it move in pink? We will find it out over a while.

The swatch

Because my lens got a error or something I can't make a self-portrait because it is always unclear. So that's why I'd made a swatch on my upper hand which is really too dark to take a picture but I have too. You can immediately see how the blush manifests on your skin.

On the packaging they wrote BEIGE ... but look carefully at the pictures below! It's just gold and not even brown or beige, but really a golden color. Would you still use it as blush?

This product isn't dusty. You've only need a little bit of the blush because it's gives a very deep and intense color. I do believe that you are really need a makeup spray to to fix it because over a time you'll see it fade. So always carry it in your handbag.


Tinted ladies ..... buy it! Do not use it as blush but use it as a highlighter! You will not regret because even I use it now as a highlighter. It's worth for the price € 1.49. Sooo cheap and good for our dark skin. Let's Christmas coming because we are ready for the partylook!!

Have you also bought this mosaic blush from the Action? Write below this blog post your comment. I wonder if you have the same experience as me.



vrijdag 16 december 2016

BEAUTY | The lowbudget highlighter from Max & More

Yeah, I'm an avid visitor of the Action! And what I've found now is soooo beautiful. A highlight of Max & More. And of course I wanted to try this because everything what lowbudget is, I want tot try and share my findings with you so you can buy a highlighter if you don't have enough money to spend.

Highlighter Illuminator Visage

As the name says: the illuminator light up your face. A metamorphosis you could call it. What a shine and what a beautiful colors on the cheek. This highlighter is quite nice for dark skin because it emits a bronze glow.

Package, Information and content

The highlighter is in a square black box as we accustomed from Max & More . The box looks like stable but unfortunately it's cheap plastic so it can break very quickly. So beware if you put it in your makeup bag. I usually put a rubber band around it in case it's going to break. On the top, on the right side of the box 01 NUDE. Well it's certainly not nude on my skin color. More gold/bronze glow. According to the description you need to remove the product with a makeup remover based on oil. perhaps this means that it delivers a fairly intense color which you have to remove it with the with oil-based remover? All information regarding the product is good and clearly defined.

The highlighter

When you open the box you will see four colors of bronze from dark to white. With this kind of products I've always sit and think how to summon it with a brush, because if you want to use one color it is not possible! Should you whipe with your brush from light to dark or dark to light? I just try from light to dark. Although .... I when I get my finger on the blush I saw a very nice color on it. I must say that a lot of powder was coming from it but it wasn't dusty.



For the price € 0.99 I would not let it lie. I say buy. The intensity of the color is great and you only need a little bit to get the shine on your cheekbones. Blending is easy and gives a healthy glow on your dark skin. I do not know how the product's will looks on a light skin but I would say just try it.

Have you bought this highlighter from Max & More? I want to know what your experience is with this product. Leave your comment below this blogpost.



woensdag 14 december 2016

BEAUTY | The lowbudget blush from Alterra Naturkosmetik

If you're in Germany then you should absolutely go to the drugstore Rossmann. This store is like the dutch drugstoreKruidvat, Etos, Trekpleister, etc. but the range is choise and range is bigger. Also at beauty area there is more choice. I've been looking forward to my eyes because there were marks on that I did not.

Alterra Naturkosmetik - Golden Wish Blush

I saw it, took it, and was very happy. What a lovely blush in terms of packaging, look and the way it glows on your cheeks. The product is similar to the mosaic blush of Action but this blush gives so much color and shine so you can use it as a highlighter. The Alterra Naturkosmetik is based on natural ingredients. The blush contains Argan oil nourishes the skin even further. According to the description this blush defines the contours of the face and gives a fresh look. Gives a natural finish.


If you look at the product you will see that the product consists of three colors. A light, a medium and a dark pink. Take a swipe with your finger and you will discover that it's gives a soft pink color with a subtle sheen since the three colors mix. Very nice I must say.

The quantity and price

The box contains 9 grams of product but I foresee that you can do very long time with it because it is a compact powder and you only need a little. The blush is not too powdery and this just an asset in use. The shelf life is 12 months. I myself think that this is feasible.
And we have not even mentioned the price because I have paid € 2.50. The whole landscape of Alterra Naturkosmetik is affordable and the products are based on natural ingredients

However, it is clear that you can use this blush on a light and on a dark skin. Super nice product and the price is pretty low-budget.

Do you also bought this blush at Rossmann? Please leave a message below this blog post.



maandag 12 december 2016

BEAUTY | The lowbudget Shape & Contourpalette from Max Brand

The store Action is getting better and better, especially if you love makeup and beauty. What do you think of this low-budget Shape and Blush palette? You can make the Christmas look complete with this palette. Very lowbudget. Just read my review.

Package and information

The palette is packaged in a cardboard box that feels firm. The palette itself is plastic which is very fragile, so be careful with the palette. The colors are named on the back of the carton and indicates which color has which function.

Using the Palette on a dark skin

I would say use the Pressed Powder as contour or shape colors because the light colors are not usefull for us. The darkest color can be used as contour color. The four blush colors are great. They are very powdery and you should not do too much on your brush because an oasis of powder comes off. So be careful with the powder. The four colors of blush are: pink, peach, pink and coral. The four colors of face powder are: warm ivory, banana yellow, sandy beige and chocolate brown.

Warm Ivory would use to shaping / highlight, color Banana Yellow to fix the concealer on your face, Chocolate Brown is an contour color for the dark skin.

The colors on the dark skin


The blush I apply on my arm with a brush. Watch the powder properly. So sparingly use powder: Pink, Peach, Rose and Coral

Compressed Powder

So for the lighter skin is the facepowder good but for a darker skin it's too light. So don't use it as facepowder. Use the powder for shaping and contours.

If you look at the price you will be laughing. It's very cheap soo very lowbudget. I don't have the bill anymore but it will cost around the € 1,50.


I would buy this palette and especially with the holidays (Christmas and New Years Eve) where you want to look festive but do not have much money to spend.

I hope this review is enough to have encouraged you to buy this product. Have fun with it. It can even be given as a Christmas gift. Nice is not it?



woensdag 7 december 2016

BEAUTY | Artis dupe make-up brush

What are they beautiful the makeup brushes from Artis but what are they dying expensive! I saw this makeup brush for the first time in the video from YouTuber Jackie O. In the meanwhile various brands and online shops also produced a copy released under various other names.

The Form

Also called spoonshape is actually not particularly special but when you use it as a make-Up Brush it will feels special. The bristles of this brush are so super soft. Apply the product on the brush and make circular movements and it will blend very well and the result is amazing. Today, I use this brush to apply my foundation because you 'll see no marks or stains.

Brand & Price

This brush I bought in a small Chinese shop in the Kinkerstraat in Amsterdam. You could buy a whole set but I first started with one brush to review it.
The brand I bought named Trubeauty and I've paid € 3, =. Lowbudget isn't it?

I used this brush and am satisfied with it. There is a whole range of product for different functions but I've had no time to buy more.

The original Artis brush costs around $ 55.

I hope you enjoy this blogpost



donderdag 1 december 2016

PERSONAL | Long time no see

A long time you haven't heard from me because I had absolutely no inspiration anymore. I have many plans in my head but it just did not come out. Do not worry because I have already made a "to do list" and made pictures of subjects I wanted to talk or to write about. I hope that the inspiration will come in the coming months to excite you with my stories and articles.

What's on my mind

A lot actually but I need to run it. Recent months have seen a lot and got a lot to write over about Travel, Beauty, Food, etc. Took some pictures and edited in picassa.


I've been to the Christmas market in Munster, Germany, and immediately noticed that the German culture is different than in the Netherlands. There is more attention and the Germans have more choices in eating and drinking, but above all trinkets that here I have never seen in the Netherlands. Last year I went to the Christmas market in Dusseldorf but Munster were several squares feature Christmas markets. This article will comes as soon as possible.

The National Museum (Rijksmuseum) is worth for a visit. Next week I will spend a whole day in this Museum and hopefully they allow my to take pictures.


I have some new beauty products that are worth to write about it! The shape, contour and blush palette of Action Nederland that I find very beautiful, skin finish facepowder from MAC Cosmetics, the dupe from the Artis Makeup brush, blush and bronzer from a german brand Alterra based on natural ingredients, etc. etc.


After a nightout we've always hungry and a shoarma is always a good meal to have in the middle of the night. I've changed to buy shoarma outside the door and make it by myself. I've got lamb meat in my freezer and can make my own shoarma. One of these days I will write the recipe. Just wonderful and tasty this dish.


I believe that you always must take good care of yourselve and that personal care is very important. With stuff and household stuff I will show you how to make skincare or beautystuff using the products you already have in your home. What to do if you have the flu and a bad cold. Steam bath? Yes, but the way my mother always learned me.

On Thursday, November 17th this year. I've become 50 years old and I can actually still don't believe it, but I believe it's just a figure but the feeling tells me something else. I do not feel 50 year, I do not always looks like a 50 year old lady and I'm not 50! That's one thing that's for sure
Paula 10 years ago

I hope you continue to follow me for I am not yet stopped blogging .... only I needed inspiration and it'scoming little by little.



maandag 31 oktober 2016

Lifestyle | I love the rugs from Sukhi

I'm trying to make my house emptier and emptier to create more space for also my heath. I saw immediately that my current rug is very quick weared and you can see it immediately when your house is less from stuff, so there must be another rug ... but fortunately I saved money to buy a good quality carpet that lasts longer than a year. And I found it on the website from Sukhi. A great site with the most beautiful rugs ever! At least ... I like it. Just read along with me.

Searching on internet

I know 2016 is almost over but the colors of 2016 will stay and the changing is not so big. The colors of the year 2016 are pastel shades so I'm basically looking for colors that are close to me, on the function and material of the rug, then quality and actually most importantly appreciated. And I've obviously I looked on Instagram and Pinterest for inspiration and was always the same company that meets my preference and taste. Sukhi has a clear manifest on social media like Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, etc. etc. So I came on Sukhi website. Do I want a red, blue or I want for natural shades? I do not know yet.

About Sukhi

When you look at the website of Sukhi, you will read that Sukhi means "HAPPY"! Well, I was certainly glad and happy when I looked at the shop. They have beautiful colors, carpets and diversity of material and these are the only functions which made me more curious. In addition, all rugs are handmade and come from various countries such as India, Nepal, Morocco and Turkey. And the most important thing is that when you buy a rug, you also helps the people in those countries by providing their work. So I found this to be a good initiative.

Check yourself through the links / URLs where you will find the information on the various rugs:

dress Felt: http://www.sukhi.nl/over-wollen-en-vilten-kleden-uit-india

dress Patchwork: http://www.sukhi.nl/over-patchwork-kleden

Beni Ouarain: http://www.sukhi.nl/shop/beni-ouarain-kleden.html

Dress spheres: http://www.sukhi.nl/shop/bolletjeskleden.html

The colors and materials I have chosen

I wanted to keep my house very neutral with soft colors and an eye-catcher as brown, black or dark red. Meanwhile, my white bookcase already completely empty and has been cleaned up or destroyed all the paperwork and I gave everything in one color (white and glass) so it looks peaceful. Well, it is a psychological thing that I have learned of an interior stylist. Now it is important to choose the right carpet and the right color. You look with me and give me advice! After I downloaded all the pictures I found out that these rugs are made in or coming from Turkey ...

1. After a long search I still thought that I hold in beige. So the next three dress it fell in my taste because the pictures in color arrangement is entirely in accordance with my house. 

My choise

I can not decide, so I ask help from you. Check also with me on the website from Sukhi www.sukhi.nl and help me to choose the right carpet. Take a look at the materials and the cost and please leave a comment below this blog post which carpet I have to choose. But I know for sure that if you surf on the website you also buy a rug!! Or maybe not, but I'm sure you will be enthusiastic just like me about the rugs and the shop.



dinsdag 11 oktober 2016

BEAUTY | Hair loss? Try this 2 months and your problem is over

Nothing is so annoying when you find a bunch of hair after you've brushed your hair or you suddenly find a big tuft of hair in your hands during washing your hair while showering. At first I was shocked and then I went to the doctor but it's in the genes OR i'm overstressed. I've had it starting from my childhood and have tried all sorts of means, but nothing helped. Finally bought a shampoo at the hairdresser wholesaler. The product worked well but a bottle of shampoo for € 20, = was even for me a bit too expensive. So I searched on internet what alternative there was for me. And yes, I've found it.

Salt in your hair?

Hair loss doesn't only find by women but men also suffer from this problem. It is a big problem and can cause depression and social awkwardness. There are many resources on the market to combat hair loss but they are packed with chemicals and prolonged use of the chemicals can not be good for the body.

There is a product you can find in your kitchen that can be used very well. Right, salt! Sea salt with iodine salt or Himalayan salt is very popular for beauty treatments for example scrubbing. Salt has a healing property and is rich in minerals which is beneficial for your skin. You will after some time also observe hair growth. Funny isn't it ?!

Seasalt is used quite often, for example in the saunas. You scrub your skin because the product removes dead skin cells. It strengthens tissues, helps in cell generation and boosts the bloodcirculation. It has also have a revitalizing and moisturizing effect on your body. 

How to use this product in your hair?

The only thing you have to do is first wash your hair like you always do. Then make it dry with a towel. 

Take a handful of salt (table salt, sea salt or Himalayan) and massage for 15 minutes your scalp. Then rinse and wash with normal shampoo. Repeat this treatment twice a week for the duration of 2 months and you will see the results! Your hair is thicker and hair growth will appear in areas where the hair was or where it is most noticeable. Besides removing salt purify dandruff from your hair.

This treatment will only result if you do this twice a week for two months I wonder who is going to do this or just did it. Leave a comment below this blogpost how you did it.



maandag 10 oktober 2016

BEAUTY | Make your own shampoo

Not everyone has a job and has to live on what you ingest in revenue. This means that you have to improvise a lot in your spending and be creative and ultimately itworks. Care products such as shampoos are actually fun and fragrant products but to buy new things is quite expensive. I thought to make it yourself.


Making homemade products is fun because you know exactly what is in a product. You can use almost everything what you got at home. Like baking soda, vinegar, coconut milk, beeswax, petroleum jelly, etc.


Regularly happens that your shampoo is suddenly empty and you grabs an empty bottle. It's always handy to have a homemade shampoo in your closet.

What do you need?

For oily hair: apple cider vinegar (though vinegar is also good) and baking soda

How do you make it?

Mix 1 teaspoon baking soda and 3 teaspoons water and put them in a jar or bottle. Baking soda cleans your scalp and also has odor out of your hair. Basically you have to add the two ingredients as needed. Smear the paste into your hair and let it soak, then rinse well.

Shampoo for daily using

1/2 cup coconut milk, 1/2 cup liquid soap, 1 tablespoon of vitamin E oil (to get at the drugstore), 1 teaspoon fener boom powder (at the supermarket or health food store). 20 drops of lavender oil, 10 drops of rosemary oil (good for scalp and anti-bacteria).

Mixing all these ingredients together in a pot and let it stand for plusminus 15 minutes, and then you start to lubricate hair in with the fluid. Bet you like it.

Try it all out and in terms of scents you can choose course decide which fragrance you want. Do you have any more tips than I like to see this in a comment below this blog post.