Tuesday, January 21, 2014


Hi lovelies,

I'm trying to expand my social media as much as possible, so today I'm happy to share with all of you that I am officialy on Pinterest.
I just recently discovered this site and just like everyone else who has been on it, I too have fallen in love with it. 
It's really userfriendly and just basically amazing.
I can find anything I want on there and then add it to one of my bords. If I need any inspiration later on or I want to try a new make up look I just go on there and find something that I like..

If you need any inspiration I would recommend checking out the site if you haven't already and whilst you're on there, be sure to follow me..

Are you on pinterest already?? Please let me know your username and I'll follow you back..
Be sure to let me know what inspires you. Leave it as a comment below or find me on twitter @_MakeUpDiary_

Xoxo Nathalie

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Thursday, January 16, 2014

The importance of eye cream

When it comes to skincare most people know that it's best to cleanse and moisturize their skin every day.
I find however that there's a lot of you that forget a very important part of your skin.. The under-eye area!!

As we get older we notice small wrinkles creating around our eyes, crow's feet. Let's be honest for a second here. Nobody likes to see that they are getting older and well.. Crow's feet are a good indication that you've lived a little already.
All of a sudden we panic and we start using eye creams like crazy, but there's no point, because at this stage you are already too late. 
You can however start using eyecreams right now. If you're still young, it might prevent you from getting crow's feet at a young age and if you are already suffering from crow's feet, don't stress out just yet. Using an eye cream will prevent any further damage that can happen to your under-eye area. 

The reason we start seeing signs of aging sooner around our eyes is because the skin is a lot thinner, vulnerable and delicate in that area. Wrinkles are created because the skin around our eyes doesn't have any oil or water glands to keep that area moisturized. So it's very important to keep that part of your skin hydrated. It doesn't really matter that much wheter you use your daily moisturizer or a seperate eye cream to get there. There are however people that claim that your daily moisturizer is not rich enough and is not designed to be used on that area and that you better buy a specific cream for your under-eye area depending on what you are trying to prevent/cure.
Wheter it's puffines, dark circles, wrinkles.. There's an eye cream for everything nowadays.
I myself like to use an anti-wrinkle cream and an hydrating eye cream, because I'm trying to prevent wrinkles from happening.

All of this aside, the best advice I can give you is to make sure that whatever you're using has an SPF in it and to stay away from smoking and too much sun light, because as we all know all to well, those are the most damaging to your skin..

What do you think is the best eye cream out on the market right now?? Let me know on twitter @_MakeUpDiary_ or comment down below.

Xoxo Nathalie

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Tuesday, January 14, 2014

DIY: Deep conditioning hairmask

Even though it's supposed to be winter right now, the weather in Belgium hasn't really been like it. It kinda like extended fall over here..
This past two weeks it's starting to get a little colder and my hair is not liking it. 
My hair has been feeling really dry and brittle, so I decided to give it a nice conditioning mask to recover from all the damage these weatherchanges are doing to my hair.
Now I like spending money on my haircare, because I'm trying to grow out my hair, but that's not gonna work unless I really take care of it.
I did however make this mask myself with products that I had lying around my kitchen, so I'm quickly showing you guys how to make your own deep conditioning hairmask.

What you'll need:
- Olive oil
- Milk
- Banana
- Bowl

How it works:
This mask is so easy to make, it's kind of ridiculous.
What you want to do is put about two tablespoons of olive oil in a bowl, pour in about the same amount of milk and then add about half of a banana. Warm it up in your microwave for about a minute. When it's all warmed up, you want to mash all of the ingredients togheter and then they're ready to take in the shower with you.

How to use it:
When you get in the shower, start with wetting your hair and then apply the mask to the ends of your hair. Let it sit for about 20 minutes whilst you're washing the rest of your body. You then want to wash out the mask and you want to make sure that you get rid of all the banana pieces that are still stuck in your hair. Trust me.. There will be pieces of banana stuck in your hair after you get out of the shower if you don't check it. I would also recommend to rinse the ends of your hair with a little bit of shampoo, because if you don't get rid of the residue of the olive oil, you're hair will look greasy when it's dry and that's definitly NOT the look you want to go for.

Do you want to see more of these DIY projects?? Let me know in the comments below or tweet me your ideas @_MakeUpDiary_

Xoxo Nathalie

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Thursday, January 2, 2014


Picture via Pinterest

Hi lovelies,

I wish all of you a happy new year.. 
I hope it brings you a lot of joy and love.

I'm really excited about starting the new year, working on my blog and sharing my life with you.
I'm starting 2014 by doing a mini-series of the best beauty and skincare products of 2013, so be sure to stop by next week if you want to know what products made the list.
If you have anything you would like to see from me in the next year please let me know in the comments below or tweet me @_MakeUpDiary_

I love all of you
Xoxo Nathalie