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28 February 2016

Living In Leuven | Post-Exam Celebrations & Orientation Week


After spending almost 3 weeks indoors studying for my exams, I was desperate to travel beyond Leuven and celebrate the end of exams with my friends. Unfortunately, around this time, some of my friends were leaving to head home permanently so it was the last opportunity we had to hang out together.

25 February 2016

5 Beauty Hacks to Fix Makeup Mishaps

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Beauty is about enhancing what you have. Let yourself shine through.” - Janelle Monae

As the quote suggests, most women love to wear makeup and will at least have a basic makeup kit in their closet. We aren't all perfect and are prone to make beauty blunders from time to time. Such blunders spoil our look and often need to be rectified as soon as possible.

20 February 2016

Living In Leuven | Exams & Post Updates


First of all, I have to apologise for the slow start to the 'living in leuven' posts this year. I left Edinburgh on the 10th of January and spent the rest of January studying and taking exams, so I didn't have a lot to document. As exams are over, the second semester had started so things on the blog are kicking off again! I thought I'd go over my exams and mention a slight change to my blogging schedule in this post also.

12 February 2016

Valentines Day | Gold Eye & Red Lip Makeup Look


Following on from my previous makeup post, I thought I'd share with you a makeup look for a more formal date this Valentine's Day. I decided to break the beauty rules a bit and have managed to put together a slightly smokey eye look combined with a red lip look today. If you're not a fan of heavy makeup, of course this look can be worn without the red lip and a nude alternative instead.

Valentines Day | Minimal Makeup Look


As Valentine's Day is fast approaching, I thought I'd share with you a makeup look you can wear for two date occasions - a casual date and a more formal evening look. I'll be going through how I would do my makeup for a casual date in this makeup post. If you don't usually wear makeup and are looking for something simple and easy to do or want your makeup to look natural and fresh - this look will be perfect!

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