Blogmas 7 … a search for new make-up

Normally I just would press the ‘order’ button on my favorite website to order new make-up products.
As you might, know I’m now living on a budget after bills for my house are getting bigger that first was planned. I also need to ‘rob’ my Ikea store in a little while.

Ikea, it was shocking to see the total of all the products I need to buy for my house.  A new bed, nog stuff for my dressing, bathroom, sofa, diningroom. My list is about 3000 EUR … i mean 3000 EUR at Ikea?? 😮

Buying make-up when you’re on a budget

Today I needed to buy a new setting powder eyeshadow and a pencil sharper. My normal setting powder cost around 45 EUR, so now I’m confused that this 2 setting powders will be good.

I saw the setting powder of Catrice and than the one from Maybelline. Together it was around 20 EUR. Why I bought 2? Well to test ! If one doesn’ work I still can try the other one.

On Saterday I have a party at work and I want to look good all evening/night, and I don’t want my make-up getting to fade after dancing.

A new pencil sharper I bought from Catrice, a pink one like the one I already had. Last weekend I stepped on mine, so it’s broken 😥

I needed a new eyeshadow as my Clinique eye shadow pencils died. I just can’t live without my champagne color on my eyes.

At the store I had found a liquid one like my Clinique one, but I was not convinced to buy it. It was less than 3 EUR, but I didn’t bought it. I bought a new one from Catrice in the shade 020 Rosefeller Center. Perfect little one for everyday.

My eye also spotted the limited edition Catrice Kaviar Gauche eye shadow palette. It’s like a beautiful palette with four colors and it will be perfect for my party make-up for Saterday and the other holidays coming up.

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Something for my hair

I also needed something new to do in my hair next Saturday. I found this little cat ears at the store from ‘accessories’. They were 5,95 EUR so for today that still was okay.

I also needed a bottle of Dove deo, and so I got 2 bracelats for free, as a Holiday gift.

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For around 40 EUR I had everything today. Normally the cost of that one setting powder I used to buy.

Cat ears?

I have some bigger cat ears from H&M, twice as big as the ones above. Those are not the kind of tiara I could were everyday to work.

These are smaller and metal, so I’m thinking of wearing them also at home or at a day at work. As a shoeseller/shoe adivsor for kids this will still be good, I guess?

What do you guys think? Should I wear these cat ears like a everyday tiara or is it not done?

Blogmas 8 coming up…

Tomorrow is December 8, just a normal day. No plans at this moment maybe do some grocery shopping as I have to work on Saterday.

Thanks for reading !

Love, Lucy xx

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BLOGMAS 3 … saying goodbye to my favorite beauty products

In my blogmas post from yesterday I told you about making myself a budgetplanner for the next couple of months (or years) to come.

Now it’s like the beginning of December and this is going to be a hard month because every store in Belgium is giving their anual discounts.

So like this past weekend, I recieved 2 mails from a store here in Belgium where I used to order or shop in store my make-up and parfum. Now they are giving a 21% discount for everything on their website. This is so cruel :/

Most products I’ve been using for almost 6 months now, so it’s time to buy new ones.

BUT that’s not going to be easy …

December 3, 2017 … ‘saying goodbye to my favorite beauty products’

Here is another part of why it’s so hard to have autism and having a budgetplanner and less money in a month.

I’ve been using this products for years now (always buying one after one was empty), always the same brand, always the same style.

I always waited till I got a discount and then I made a hudge order all together. Now that’s impossible.

For me as an autistic girl this means I have to buy a new brand, new products, new colors, new senses. I’m not exactly sure if I can do this change without crying or without beeing angry.

Every change I have to make in a day is so hard. Taking another buss home, or getting a phone to leave at that moment is something I just can’t do.

Here are just 2 beautiful brands I’m now going to miss every single day of my life.

Clinique

Spending around 18 or 20 EUR for a fantastic lipstick that was okay for me. At home I have like 15 POP lipsticks from Clinique (different shades or 3 empty ones of the same shade “Love pop”).

The minute I used those lipsticks I was in love. They had a great taste, and just so beautiful to put on your lips. They last a long time, most of my workday I didn’t have to used another layer.

One of my favorite Clinique products, but I have more than this 😉

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I’ve been using these products every single day of my life ! I was just one with them, but it now came to an end. I have to say goodbye and start using a cheaper brand. I just can’t afford 18 EUR or 20 EUR for a lipstick at this moment. Or 20 EUR for just some (but so beautiful eyeshadow) stick with eyeshadow 😥

It really makes my soooooo sad right now. I just want to click to the ‘order’ buttom on the website but I know it will be so wrong to spend it on make-up 😥

Last year I missed the Clinique Advent Calender, I really wanted it but it was always sold-out. So this year I’m just missing it again because I don’t have the budget to spend like 70 EUR for some products that this autistic girl never tried before. In normal life (without paying for a house) I just would have bought it anyway.

I just hate all these big changes in my life rightnow. Leaving my house where I’ve been living for more than 30 years, leaving all the animals, looking at the stuff I need and the prices before buying it and always have a look on my budgetplanner from this month. As someone with autism this new life sucks, and I’m just so freaking out because of all the changes right now.

Lancôme ‘la vie est belle’

Another product that’s almost gone and that I can’t replace is my favorite parfum of Lancôme la vie est belle.

Ever since this parfum came out in fall 2012 I’ve been using this. Sometimes I bought the normal version or the other time the intense version.

Everybody knows me wearing this parfum and smelling so amazing. I’m just one with my parfum. I just really love it, it’s so perfect.

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The thing about not replacing the bottle is so hard. It’s like I’m giving up a part of me that was safe, that was so great, that was just me.

I’m now freaking out about the fact what other peolpe will think if I’m just going to start using another parfum. Will it still be great, will it still last for hours, will it be as perfect as Lancôme was for me.

This time of year I always buy the special giftboxes just for me. It will be hard the next few weeks when I’m visiting the city of Mechelen again. Maybe I have to stay away from the city as I will be seeing all the people shop for their Christmas present and I just can’t.

Complaining?

Oh yes, at this moment I do complain. I still love my parttime job as a shoeseller and having a better life knowing I still have time for me (and to work on myself). All those changes that I have to do right now are so frustrating and freaking me out. I feel like a toddler that have to learn everything again.

Giving up everything I just adore and starting with all other products is so hard. I just hope I can do this and be happy while having this budgetplanner and no budget for buying my favorite products.  Guess this is real life of people having a disorder and can’t function as a fulltime employee. You can’t work that many hours, having less money but having extra medical bills you have to pay each month to survive your life.

Hope blogging will help me with keeping my budget the next weeks !

Till tomorrow ! Love Lucy xx

Trying out… cheap make-up by Lidl

English below

Beauty geek or make-up junkie

Eigenlijk best wel twee woorden die mij eigenlijk goed beschrijven. Ik heb een grote passie voor make-up, en niet alleen de merken die je bijvoorbeeld in elke drogisterij vindt, maar ook van high-end merken (of merken die je enkel online vanuit België kan kopen).

Als autistisch meisje heb ik ook mijn merken waar ik niet van afwijk. Het is voor mij moeilijk om steeds iets anders op het gebied van make-up uit te proberen als er iets nieuws komt. Ik heb wat tijd nodig om overtuigd te raken om het dan ook te gaan gebruiken in plaats van mijn vertrouwde make-up.

Sinds 4 oktober 2017 hebben we hier in de buurt een Lidl die geopend is op een nieuwe locatie. In het vorige filiaal kon ik als #aspie autistisch persoon nooit winkelen. Die winkel was te klein en er was gewoon te veel aanbod voor die kleine winkel.

Nu dit filiaal geopend is, ben ik echt fan van de winkel & ga ik er ook meer dan 3 keer per week mijn boodschappen doen. Brede gangen, uitgebreid aanbod, meer overzicht enzovoort maakt dat ik er niet zo erg overprikkeld raak. (yeah)

Tijdens mijn eerste bezoek kocht ik al een BB creme van Cien, het merk van Lidl. Die vond ik heel erg goedkoop, en wou gewoon eigenlijk eens zien of het net zo goed werkte als mijn vertrouwde BB creme van Clinique. Ik was meteen enthousiast, wauw die creme werkte super goed.

Weken heb ik dan staan twijfelen of ik ook die andere make-up producten eens een kans ging geven of niet. Die prijs was heel aanlokkelijk, hun BB creme was erg goed, maar toch mijn vertrouwde lipstick omruilen tegen deze van Cien? Euhm, best hard over nagedacht, getwijfeld, maar raakte niet overtuigd om die te kopen.

Tot … gisteren. Gisterochtend nog even boodschappen gedaan voor ik moest werken, en dan ben ik toch bezweken om deze eens te kopen en uit te testen.

Zo had ik de volgende producten gekocht om te onderwerpen aan mijn test …

  • Cien Foundation 010 shell
  • Cien Lipstick 14 Red Carpet
  • Cien Lipstick 11 Fushia Pink
  • Cien Lipstick 10 Cosy Rose

Bij het openen van de plastic merkte ik al op dat die lipstick Cien 14 Red Carpet, stuk is. Het dopje sluit niet goed, dus kan ik die nergens mee naar toe nemen. Best wel jammer 😦

Foundation … prima dekking, ruikt anders maar niet onaangenaam, voelt zacht, en geeft een mooie kleur.
Echt onder de indruk dat je voor die kleine prijs zo’n goede dekking hebt. Of dit nu mijn alledaagse foundation wordt als ik moet gaan werken ? Euhm, nee ik denk het niet. Niet voor het werk, maar zeker voor andere gelegenheden !

Lipsticks … de lipsticks zijn echt prachtig van kleur, zijn super zacht, dekken goed, en zeker hun geld waard. Ik denk niet dat je een betere lipstick op de markt vind voor die prijs.

Na het uittesten, ben ik wel onder de indruk van deze producten van Lidl. Echt geweldig!

Waarom ik deze dan niet dagelijks ga gebruiken? Dat heeft niets te maken dat ze van mindere kwaliteit zijn of totaal niet voldoen aan mijn verwachtingen. Het heeft alles te maken met mijn lichte vorm van autisme. Ik kan niet zomaar op één twee drie veranderen naar iets anders als ik al zo vertrouwd ben met iets.

Dat beetje ‘zekerheid’ heb ik dan nog wel nodig om mijn dag in de juiste volgorde te kunnen starten.

Eén ding staat vast … deze producten ga ik zeker nog kopen of toch nog een ander tintje van lipstick erbij nemen tijdens mijn volgend bezoek aan Lidl.

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Liefs, Lucy xx

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Beauty geek or make-up junkie

Those two descriptions are just made for me. I have a big passion for make-up, and not only the brands you can find at a drugstore but also for high-end products (most of those products I have to order online because you can’t find them in Belgium). Grr.

As an autistic girl I have my brands that I use all the time and that I never change. It’s so hard to change something I got used to, so it’s also hard to try out new make-up stuff when there’s something new on the market. I always need some time to be convinced to try it out and use it insteat of my regular make-up. Most of the time the high-end make-up I want to try but was not sure was, is sold-out when I’m convinced to give it a try. (story of my life 😥 )

On october 4, 2017 Lidl has opend a brand new store here in my neighbourghood. A new location for the old store. In the old store I could never shop, because it was so smal and filled with way to many stuff. I always ended up with a meltdown after a visit, so I stopped shopping there.

Now that this store is openen, I’m just a huge fan & I’m shopping there like 3 time a week (or more if I have to go to work nearby). It’s a big store, not many noices, no bright lights, more space etc. I really love shopping there.

At the day of my first visit I bought a BB creme from Cien, the brand of Lidl. It was very cheap so I bought to find out if it was as good as mine from Clinique. I was just so in love with this product. It felt great and ik was so perfect on my skin.

Weeks since the beginning of October i was in doubt about buying ohter make-up products from the Cien brand. The price was very good for a drugstore lipstick, their BB creme was very good, so why not? Could I use another brand of lipstick insteat of the ones I’m using for weeks now. Euhm, thought about it very hard, was in doubt, but never I was that convinced to buy it.

Till … yesterday. Yesterday morning it dit some shopping at Lidl before I had to be at work, and yess I bought them to testing them.

These products I bought to test them out …

  • Cien Foundation 010 shell
  • Cien Lipstick 14 Red Carpet
  • Cien Lipstick 11 Fushia Pink
  • Cien Lipstick 10 Cosy Rose

When I opened the plastic I noticed that the cap of the lipstick 14 Red Carpet was broken. The cap doesn’t close very well, so I never can take the lipstick with me. Kind of sad 😥

Foundation … the couverage is soooo good, it smells different but not bad, feels creamy en gives a nice color. I’m totally impressed that you can have such a great couverage for that little price. I’m not sure if this is going to be my everyday foundation to put on when I go to work. But I sure will be using this on other occasions.

Lipsticks … the lipsticks are really gorgous, the color is so beautiful, super soft, good couverage en for that price really good. It’s just unbelievable that you can have this lipstick for that price.

After testing, i’m totally impressed of how good those products from Lidl were. Just incredible.

Why I’m not going to use them everyday? Well, that not because they are not that great or something to do with the product. It’s just my autism that holds me back. I just can change all the products I’m using just by a day. I need time to think, to take little steps to change the morning habbit I have & the products I’m using.

I just need that little thing of being sure my day is going to be good when I do those things or use those products.

One thing is for sure …. I’m going to buy those products again or maybe another extra shade of the lipsticks !

 

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Love Lucy xx