Year In Review: Goodbye 2020

The year 2020 is coming to its end. It’s time again to look back at the past year and all great photoshoot adventures.

Although 2020 was a “strange” year, I’m happy to say it has been a(nother) great photoshoot year for me. I managed to work out some very nice projects and I have met some amazing and fascinating people. Some of them became close friends. Love you all!

I hope 2021 will be another creative year with lots of awesome photo shootings.

As I do every year on this day, I gathered (almost) all of my shoots of the past year and made a collage of my favorite photos. Hope you’ll like them too.

Further more, I would like to take this opportunity to thank all of my followers for their support over this past year and I hope you stay tuned in 2021. A very happy New Year to all of you!

 

Photographers:
Baron Samedi Photography, Michael Glabbeek, René Prins, Made by Manja (Manja Knoop), Ad van den Berg, Vandervenfotografie

Year In Review: 2019, ‎You’ve Been Good To Me

2019 is coming to an end, and it’s time again to look back at the past year and all great photo-shooting adventures.

I’m happy to say 2019 has been a(nother) great year for me. I managed to work out some great projects and even got published in a famous Dutch magazine… how cool is that! I visited several awesome fairs and other events during this year, and I have met a lot of amazing and fascinating people. Some of them became close friends. Love you all!

I hope 2020 will be another creative year with lots of awesome photo shootings.

As I do every year on this day, I gathered (almost) all of my shoots of the past year and made a collage of my favorite photos. Hope you’ll like them too.

Further more, I would like to take this opportunity to thank all of my followers for their support over this past year and I hope you stay tuned in 2020. A very happy New Year to all of you!

Photographers:
Made by Manja (Manja Knoop), Vandervenfotografie (Cornel van der Ven), Elsabijn Fotografie, René Prins and Blommers / Schumm.

LA Splash Wickedly Divine Lipstick

This will be my very first product review post. As most of you probably know, I usually write about my recent photo shootings, vinyl or book collection and everyday adventures (like festival visits). Normally I don’t see my blog posts as reviews. I would describe them more as some kind of journal (diary-like post), in which I write about my actions, thoughts and feelings. But, I wanted to give product reviewing a try. So, here we go, hope you guys like it!

Lipsticks are a bit of a thing of mine, I’ve come to realise. I recently posted some pictures of my favorite shades on my Instagram. Plus, as a Villainette Prospect, I am living a “lipstick” lifestyle. And right now I am beyond obsessed with the Wickedly Divine Liquid Lipsticks by LA Splash Cosmetics. And there’s no better day to publish a review of these wonderful “lippies” than on National Lipstick Day.

I discovered the liquid lipsticks by LA Splash Cosmetics through a friend’s recommendation. Because of she was so enthusiastic about this brand, I decided I needed to try this lipstick myself.

While searching on the world wide web, I stumbled upon this amazing lipstick collection called ‘Angels and Sinners Story Book Collection’, which has been released on March 15th 2017. They claim the formula to deliver a long-lasting super comfortable wear. Something I needed to check out for myself. 

The full ‘Angels and Sinners Story Book Collection’ features no less then 16 lip products total. It consists of the Sinfully Angelic Lip Glosses in eight lovely shades (Afriel, Angelique, Erela, Seraphina, Gleam, Divinity, Ambriel and Haziel) and the Wickedly Divine Matte Liquid Lipsticks, which also come in eight dark mysterious shades (Kiss of Death, Fallen Angel, Moriferous, Brides Revenge, Evil Darling, Vampire’s Fang, Dragon’s Blood and Black of Night).

Each product (lip gloss or liquid lipstick) retails for approximately € 16,00 each, so if you are only interested in a few colors, you don’t have to get the whole bundle. And, because I did’t wanted a lip gloss, I decided to buy myself four lovely dark shades of liquid lipsticks only. I just love a dark “vampy” look! So, I treated myself to Kiss of Death (901), Mortiferous (903), Brides Revenge (904) and Vampire’s Fang (906). The names of the shades alone made me want to buy them!

I have to confess I just can’t get enough of the packaging. I really love love love it! It’s a really unique, and almost a bit Gothic, design. You can see the color through the bottom part and the crystal on top of the wand, which looks a bit like a crown, is such a cute detail. This packaging is just made for us dark princesses!

And, most important, LA Splash Cosmetics kept their promise! The formula of these lipsticks is really silky and comfortable. It goes on on super smooth, has a great pigmentation and doesn’t feel dry at all. Each color stayed on for a long time and I could barely feel that I had put lipstick on. Really amazing!

Furthermore, the (new) teardrop shaped wand gives you a more precise application. And because of the wand has a little pocket in the center which holds the product, you don’t need to dip the product multiple times to fill your lips. 

 To conclude: this lipstick makes me very happy. Plus, this LA Splash lipsticks are vegan-friendly as well as cruelty- free, which makes me even happier. It’s good to know that the ingredients used are good for me and the earth.

Year In Review: 2018

The end is nigh: 2018 is almost over! It went by so fast…

I’m happy to say 2018 was another great year… with new collaborations, new projects and, most of all, new friends. I have met a lot of amazing and fascinating people during this year. I hope 2019 will be even better.

As I do every year, I gathered (almost) all of my shoots of the past year and made a collage of my favorite photos. Hope you’ll like them too.

Further more, I would like to take this opportunity to thank all of my followers for their support over this past year and I hope you stay tuned in 2019. A very happy New Year to all of you!

 

Year In Review: 2017, Quiet But Awesome!

With only a few hours left in 2017, now’s a good time to take a look back at the past year. 2017 was a rather quiet year, as due to some changes in my personal life I wasn’t able to do as many photo shootings as I may have wanted to. But, I managed to work out some great projects though. I hope 2018 will be another creative year with lots of awesome photo shootings.

As I do every year on this day, I gathered (almost) all of my shoots of the past year and made a collage of my favorite 2017 photos. Hope you’ll like them too. 😉

I would like to take this opportunity to thank all of my followers for their support over this past year and I hope you stay tuned in 2018. A very happy New Year to all of you!

 

Evanescence’s New Masterpiece

My sweet boyfriend bought me the brand new album Synthesis by Evanescence. And it’s truly a masterpiece! 

The American rock band Evanescence is one of my all-time-favorite bands. I fell in love with Evanescence from the second I heard Amy Lee’s voice. Their debut album ‘Fallen’ is still one of my favorites in my music collection. In fact, this album has helped me cope during a rough time of my life.

Synthesis is the fourth studio album by Evanescence and was released on November 10, 2017. That’s only two days before I received my copy! It includes reworked versions of the band’s previous material, like their mega-hit singles “Bring Me to Life” and “My Immortal”, with an orchestral arrangement and electronica music elements. With a delicate hand, they have stripped away anything Rock-n-Roll and replaced it with electronic twinklings dancing alongside epic orchestration, giving the songs a completely different atmosphere.

And, what makes Synthesis feel even more like a wholly original album, is the inclusion of the two new songs “Hi-Lo”, featuring a guest appearance from violinist Lindsey Stirling, and, the impressive album closer, “Imperfection”.

If you are going to re-imagine old work, this is how you do it! Evanescence’s Synthesis is a rare example where the reworked versions are as good as – and sometimes even better than – the original versions. Amy Lee’s vocals are absolutely stunning.

 

Vinyl Info:

Titel:Synthesis
Artist:Evanescence
Labels:Sony Music Entertainment
Format:Vinyl (LP)
Genres:Alternative Rock
Released:10-11-2017
Purchase date:12-11-2017
Record store:bol.com