Review PÜR Mineral make-up

Hello Lovelies!

Sadly, this weekend I couldn’t film because there’s a big carnival going on right in front of my home. You can imagine the noise right? Yes, same songs on repeat… Instead I decided to do a blogpost on some items I’ve recently purchased and tried out from the brand PÜR.

The past month I’ve been struggling with spots showing up over night and multiplying as if my skin is like a painting that needs to get some color and texture. Therefore I decided to try some mineral make-up hoping it would help my skin in some way.

I’ve heard a lot of things about the brand PÜR and decided to give their products a try. I’ve picked up a few things from the website http://www.beautybay.com. -No this blogpost isn’t sponsored, I’ve bought all the products with my own money :)-

PÜR claims to be the destination around the globe for the best in skin-perfecting mineral-based makeup and skincare solutions. They describe their mineral makeup as “makeup with a purpose.” All products are formulated with good-for-your-skin ingredients (shea butter, vitamin c, retinol etc) that not only help cover skin imperfections but also help correct its overall appearance. On top of that the brand is 100% cruelty-free = not tested on animals.  Reading this, I was pretty curious to try out their products.

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Products I’ve purchased:

  • PÜR 4-in-1 Liquid 14 Hour Wear Foundation SPF15 in the shade Light – 27,50euro
  • PÜR 4-in-1 Pressed Mineral Makeup Foundation SPF15 in the shade Light – 27,60euro
  • PÜR My Favourite Things Bestseller Trio – on sale for 13,80euro

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PÜR 4-in-1 Liquid 14 Hour Wear Foundation

This product claims to be lightweight and oil free, allows you to go all day long (14 hours to be exact!) without touching up your makeup. That last part sounds really good right? I’m a big fan of liquid foundations because my face is a bit ‘fuzzy’ so I like that liquids aren’t as drying as a powder. At first I was a bit scared that the lightest color wouldn’t be light enough for my pale skin but oh-my, even though the foundation applies a bit streaky it is the right color for me and I love the finish of it! You definitely need to work the product into your skin but the foundation gives your skin a natural glow. I wouldn’t say it is a full coverage foundation. If you’re looking for a foundation that will be full coverage from the start you wouldn’t really like this product. You can layer the foundation without the feeling of having a mask on though. Lasting up to 14 hours? I never wear my make-up that long so I can’t tell for sure, but personally after 10 hours I could do with a touch-up.

PÜR 4-in-1 Pressed Mineral Makeup Foundation SPF15

“A makeup and skincare hybrid, 4 In 1 Pressed Mineral Makeup Foundation SPF15 gives you the flawless Mineral coverage of a professional foundation with the anti-ageing benefits of a ground-breaking skincare formula”. I admit, I didn’t use this product on his own but on top of my foundation because of my pimple-face. So far so good, it is a fine powder that provides that extra coverage I really need at the moment. I will give you guys an update on this soon (when I dare to wear it on his own that is ;)).

PÜR My Favourite Things Bestseller Trio

This Favourite Things Bestseller Trio seemed perfect to try out some more products of the brand. The kit contains a mini mineral glow bronzer, mini big look mascara with argan oil & mini lip gloss stick in Berry Pretty. The bronzer is a nice one, loved it the minute I applied it. It is pretty dark for fair skin but it blends very well and stays a long time. That and the fact that it’s mineral make-up & cruelty free = big yes! The mascara on the other hand isn’t that wow. It makes your lashes pretty long but tends to clump when you apply more than 1 layer, which I don’t like (see the picture below). The lip gloss stick is one to keep in your handbag. It is a nice color for transferring into Fall, smells A-M-A-Z-I-N-G but is more of a moisturizing lip balm and on the sheer side. Overall a good kit if you want to test products without purchasing full size ones.

For the moment I can tell that the base (foundation, powder & bronzer) gives me a really confident feeling and does look natural (as far as make-up can look natural). I’m a big fan of the finish of the foundation & I’m pretty excited to see if this mineral make-up will make a difference in the appearance of my skin when I use the products a bit longer.

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I will keep you guys posted on how I get along with these PÜR products over time!

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PS: Even Lio liked to play with the products. Maybe because they are cruelty-free? *hands, or should I say paws?, in the air*

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GRWM – One Brand ‘ESSENCE’

Hi guys!

First of all: I’m so happy to be online again, continuing this blog and starting a new Youtube-chanel! 🙂

This Sunday I have filmed a Get Ready With Me using all products (some for the very first time) of the make-up brand ‘Essence‘. This video is in Dutch because I got the request doing a video in Dutch. Also, Essence is very popular in Belgium, the Netherlands and Germany so this video can be very interesting for my Dutch viewers because it features some limited edition items.

If you want to see how I got ready -> it’s now live on youtube.com/jolieebelle. Enjoy!

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Products mentioned:

-BASE-

Essence – Camouflage 2 in 1 Make-up & concealer (10 ivory beige)
Essence – Stay all day concealer (10 natural beige)
Essence – Camouflage 2 in 1 Powder & Make-up (10 ivory beige)
Essence – Me & my umbrella mini contouring set
Essence – sun club shimmer bronzing powder (30 sunloved)
Essence – Satin touch blush (20 satin love)

– BROWS –
Essence – Make me brow (02 browny brows)

– EYES –
Essence – Quattro eyeshadow (19 greys n’ roses)
Essence – Maximum definition volume mascara

– LIPS –
1: Essence – Me & my umbrella matt lipstick
2: Essence – Mini sheer lipbalm (02 little miss rosie)
3: Essence – lipstick (05 cool nude)
4: Essence – lipliner (06 satin mauve)

– BRUSHES –
Essence: powder
Essence: Me & my umbrella contour
Essence: eyeshadow
Essence: eye blender
Essence: mini kabuki
Sigma: flat top kabuki F80
Bobbi Brown: full coverage face
Zoova: 231/luxe petit crease

Essence Cookies & Cream – Trend edition

Hiii!

Binnenkort brengt Essence de ‘Cookies & Cream’– Trend edition uit. MmMmMm, klinkt verleidelijk niet?! 😉 Vandaag alvast een sneak-peek van deze heerlijke, nieuwe collectie.

De Cookies & Cream- collectie bevat:

… 3 oogschaduwen in de kleuren karamel, roze en bruin.

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01 so hot, donut!
02 macaron, c’est bon!
03 last night a cookie saved my life
Prijs: € 2,89

… 2 jumbo eye pencils in chocoladebruin en taupe. Ideaal om als oogpotlood te gebruiken of om smokey eyes te creëren.

01 last night a cookie saved my life 02 yummy, yummy! Prijs: € 1,99

01 last night a cookie saved my life
02 yummy, yummy!
Prijs: € 1,99

… 1 blush in een abrikozen-kleur. Fris uitziende cheeks? Check!

01 cakepop, that's top! Prijs: € 2,99

01 cakepop, that’s top!
Prijs: € 2,99

… 2 lipglosses in de kleuren vanille en roze. Ze hebben een zoete geur en zorgen voor prachtig glanzende lippen.

01 macaron, c'est bon!  02 be my cookie monster Prijs: € 1,99

01 macaron, c’est bon!
02 be my cookie monster
Prijs: € 1,99

… een highlighter/shimmer pearls.

01 one sweet day.  Prijs: € 3,39

01 one sweet day.
Prijs: € 3,39

… 4 nagellakjes in de kleuren roze, abrikoos, bruin en taupe. Ze hebben een metalen finish én bijhorende stickers!

01 cakepop, that's top! 02 yummy, yummy! 03 last night a cookie saved my life 04 macaron, c'est bon!.  Prijs: € 1,99

01 cakepop, that’s top!
02 yummy, yummy!
03 last night a cookie saved my life
04 macaron, c’est bon!.
Prijs: € 1,99

… een hand balm en mini nagelvijl (met koekjes-geur!).

01 keep calm and have a cupcake Prijs: € 1,99

01 keep calm and have a cupcake
Prijs: € 1,99

01 keep calm and have a cupcake Prijs: € 0,99

01 keep calm and have a cupcake
Prijs: € 0,99

De collectie ziet er écht verrukkelijk uit! Die super schattige namen alleen al.. *njamie!* Roze, vanille, taupe,… zijn écht mijn kleuren! Ik kijk alvast uit deze collectie in het echt te zien (en te ruiken). 😉

Op mijn verlanglijstje staan..:

  • hand balm (ik hou van die koekjes-geur!)
  • shimmer pearls
  • alle eyeshadows (ja ik wil ze alle 3!)
  • beide jumbo eye pencils
  • lipgloss (roze)

De collectie ‘Cookies & Cream’ is verkrijgbaar in april en mei 2014 bij Kruidvat en Trekpleister in Nederland en bij Kruidvat in België.

Zijn jullie ook zo benieuwd?! Ik krijg er zelfs honger van! 😉 😉

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The benefits of Coconut Oil

Hi guys!
Today my lovely friend Mara (who lives in the US) takes over my blog for the day! Exciting, no?! 🙂 When it comes to coconut oil, she’s the expert.. So I really hope you guys like this post! Talk to you soon, xo Jo!
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So when someone mentions ‘coconut oil‘, you probably think of cooking right? Well yes, of course, I did too! However, today I want to talk about some other uses for coconut oil! If you want to know more ways in which coconut oil can be used, keep reading… 🙂
Coconut oil is extracted from the ‘meat’ of coconuts. It is a saturated fat. Yes, it can be used for cooking
What is coconut oil?
Coconut oil is extracted from the ‘meat’ of coconuts. It is a saturated fat. Yes, it can be used for cooking (which is normally the main reason people use coconut oil). However, I prefer to use it for Beauty purposes.
Coconut oil is extracted from the ‘meat’ of coconuts. It is a saturated fat. Yes, it can be used for cooking
Benefits
First, it is affordable & multi-purpose. Thus, it helps you save money & counter space!  Second, it’s all natural so you dont have to worry about using a bunch of nasty chemicals on your skin and/or hair. I buy my coconut oil at Trader Joes in the US. You can also buy it at most health food stores or order it online at http://www.vitacost.com. Jo, who lives in Belgium, buys her coconut oil at a store called Essenza (see picture above).
collage_1 These are a few of my favorite ways to use coconut oil:
Coconut oil is extracted from the ‘meat’ of coconuts. It is a saturated fat. Yes, it can be used for cooking
1. Make-up Remover – I apply this right to my face and gently rub it around. It’s quick and gently breaks up the make-up. Then, I rinse it off with my face cleanser and water. I have combination-/ breakout prone skin and coconut oil works great for me!
Coconut oil is extracted from the ‘meat’ of coconuts. It is a saturated fat. Yes, it can be used for cooking
2. Moisturizer for face and body – It feels great, smells delicious & is super moisturizing.
Coconut oil is extracted from the ‘meat’ of coconuts. It is a saturated fat. Yes, it can be used for cooking
3. Lip Balm– Again super hydrating! If you accidentally ingest it, its ok. It’s all natural!
Coconut oil is extracted from the ‘meat’ of coconuts. It is a saturated fat. Yes, it can be used for cooking
You can also use coconut oil as a hair mask. Personally, this does not work for me. Its a bit too heavy and leaves my hair feeling greasy. However, I know a lot of girls who swear by this, so it might work for you! (But I suggest you wash your hair twice after using coconut oil on your hair 😉 )

Coconut oil is extracted from the ‘meat’ of coconuts. It is a saturated fat. Yes, it can be used for cooking
Have you ever tried coconut oil? If so, what did you use it for? If not, you should definitely try it! 🙂

xoxo, Mara

London Beauty Haul

Hi guys!

A few blogposts ago I told you I was going to London for a few days. Today I show you the Beauty products I picked up while I was there. I recently ordered a few things online so I didn’t need to pick up ‘that much’ British goodies. 😉 😉

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After Primark (that was our first stop when arriving in London) we went to Victoria Secret. I found the perfume I talked about and wanted. I picked up the smaller size which was 50ml for £42. That’s still kinda pricey but I really wanted it. P.S. I looove the bottle! (Do you also get sucked in by cute packaging??? 🙂 *oh-oh*)

All the other items are from Boots. I got to say, I think we stopped in every Boots we could find in Oxfordstreet… They have some really good deals going on right now, so if you live in England definitely check it out. For those of you who live in Belgium, you can now order stuff from Boots online! *yaaay* Shipping costs  £9,99 (that’s the downside but still..). http://www.international.boots.com

Skincare:

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  • Hydraluron Moisture Booster -> £16,66 (instead of £24,99). This is my daily serum. I ordered it from Ebay a couple of times but it’s waaaay cheaper when you buy it in Boots.
  • Soap & Glory  ‘No Cloggs Allowed – Super self-heating deep pore detox mask’ -> £7,67 (instead of £11,50). 
  • Clean & Clear ‘Advantage Spot Treatment gel’ -> £4,59.
  • Superfacialist by Una Brennan ‘Rose hydrate cleanser’ -> £7,99. I blame Estée from Essiebutton.com for this one. 😉 I’ve already tried it a couple of times and I like it!
  • Superfacialist by Una Brennan ‘Tea Flower – pore purifying clay mask’ -> £8,99. 

Make-up:

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  • Soap & Glory ‘Kick Ass Concealer’ in the shade light -> £10.
  • Bourjois ‘Healthy Mix foundation serum’ in the shade 52-vanilla -> £9,99. 
  • Bourjois ‘Healthy Balance compact powder’ in the shade 52-vanilla -> £8,99.
  • L’Oréal ‘Miss Manga mascara’ -> £8,99.
  • Lanolips 101 multipurpose balm -> £7,99 (Okay this was a big mistake! I picked it up and thought it was £1,09 but no, it costed the whole 7,99 pounds!).
  • Rimmel nail polish in ‘Rose Libertine’ -> £1,99.

Hair: 

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  • Charles Worthington ‘Moisture Seal Intense Rescue Melting Balm’ -> £11,33 (instead of £16,99). I’ve tried this last night and I like it so far. I’ve slept with it and washed it out this morning. The scent is amazing!
  • Charles Worthington ‘Volume & Bounce Texturising Spray’ -> £6,99.
  • Aussie ‘3 minute Miracle for Damaged hair’ -> £4,99 (or 3 Aussie products for £10).

Body: 

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  • Vaseline Spray & Go -> £3,99 (instead of £4,99).
  • Original Source Scrub -> £2,30.
  • Original Source shower gel -> £2,30.

A Fashion Haul will be up on the blog very soon. Some pieces are in the washing machine so I’m waiting for them to dry. 😉

Have you guys tried any of these Beauty products? Let me know!

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Tip of the week! Big cosmetics stash?

Heb je ook zo van die dagen waarop je denkt: ‘oh nee, ik heb véél te veel blush, shampoo, mascara,… Tijd om de grote kuis te starten!’ ?

Wel gooi dan zeker niets weg (tenzij het echt té oud is)!  Schenk de afvallers aan je moeder, je beste vriendin(nen) of zelfs een klasgenootje die ook verzot is op al die snufjes… Ik durf te wedden dat zij er super blij mee zullen zijn én tegelijkertijd heb je een opgelucht gevoel omdat je je kast hebt uitgeruimd. = WIN-WIN! 😉

P.S. Na mijn laatste examen (deze vrijdag) ben ik weer terug met nieuwe posts!

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Do you know those days where you think ‘Oh no, I have tooo much blush, shampoo, mascara,… I need to clean out my drawers!’ ?

Well don’t throw anything away (unless it’s really too old)! Instead give it to your mom, your best friend(s), a friend from school who also adores all those things… I’m sure they will be very happy with it and you will feel relieved because you cleaned out your stash. = WIN-WIN!  😉

P.S. I will be back with new posts after my last exam (this friday)!

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