I’M BACK! Oh and hello Autumn.


Happy first of September everyone. Have you all had a relaxing summer? I know I haven’t. I have been working my butt of this summer. Working on a beach is fun, but very stressful.


One of the pro’s of working on the beach is the view. Especially after a long day of work watching the sun set into the ocean.

This summer was filled with working, back pains, more working and making a decision that would change a big part of my future. Let me explain. At the beginning of this year I was highly convinced that I wanted to go back to school. After taking my gap year, and actually being still in my gap year, I knew I wanted to go back to school once the new year rolled around. So, after making that decision I looked into a few studies and found one I really liked. I went to see the study on one of the information days. Applied a few days after and got accepted. Everything was going fine. No doubt at all. I went to a day where I had to take a test and give a presentation. The day went fine. My new classmates where very nice and I had a blast that day. Two weeks later I got an email that I officially got accepted into the study and that they couldn’t wait for the new year. Neither could I.

But over the course of the two months that came after receiving that email something changed. The days leading up to the end of the summer became harder and harder. I dreaded going back to school. I started having panic attacks more frequent. Especially when someone asked if I was going back to school the following year.
One day the dreadful feeling got to me and I withdrawn my application. I told my parents and sister that I wasn’t going back to school the following year and this huge weight lifted off my shoulders.

It is the 31st of August 6:30 p.m. when I write this. And according to my original plan I should have started school today. But I didn’t. I had a relaxing Monday filled with rain and thunder. And I’m about to start making diner for my dad and I.


So to come back to why I haven’t been posting anything since forever. I have been busy. Working, dealing with myself and considering if I should go to school or not. And since I made the decision that I’m not going to school this year I am of course going to work the upcoming year. And that means three blogposts a week. On Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday there will be a blogpost. This might be a review, personal update or a random blogpost. And maybe I will throw in a video every now and again. I’ve been filming some sneaky video’s the past month. So watch out for those.

I hope to talk to you guys on Thursday.

Love, Yara



Hee guys. How are you all? It’s been about a month since I last posted something and I owe you all an explanation. The last month or so I have been struggling with myself to say the least. There were some very personal issues that I had to deal with and because of that I just wasn’t in the mood to write articles or just produce anything that was worth of sharing.

But I’m getting help and I want to start blogging again and maybe record my progress about my mental health because I find that a very important subject to educate people about. So maybe I’ll film my progress. And discuss what I have or something. I don’t know.

Just know that I’m not dead and that I’m back.

Love you all.

Love, Yara.

Review: NYX Blush in Taupe

NYX Blush in Taupe. The former holy grail of NikkieTutorials. So of course I needed to check this bad boy out. So off I went on the search for this beautiful contouring shade.

After searching a few stores here in the Netherlands I finally found a store that sells NYX Cosmetics and that is Douglas for my Dutchies over here.


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The packaging is very simple. The package is shiny black with a see through top. And on the back you can see the shade and the ingredients. Once you open the blush you can see that there are little pyramids (?) pressed into the blush.





Here you can see the blush without flash (top) and with flash (bottom). You can definitely see that the colour with flash is more brown gray than the picture without flash. One the picture without flash the blush looks like the wrong colour for my skin.


Now it is time for some swatches. I first but a base on my face starting with foundation, concealer and powder. After that I quickly put some eyeshadow and mascara on my eyes. And lastly I filled in my eyebrows. Everything was done except for my contouring, blush and highlight.



As you can see the colour is very present. This pigment is good on the skin. The swatch on my arm was a bit disappointing because I had to keep adding product before I finally saw result. I was very happy to see that wasn’t the point when I added it onto my skin.
The contour right now is very strong. Time to blend and soften it.



I blended the contour here into my skin going up. The blending went very easy and didn’t leave any streaks or went patchy.

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I really like this contouring shade. I’ve been using this product for about a month now and I really like it. The colour suits my skin and if you want to intensify the contour you can by adding a bit more product and it still looks really good. It’s also a very good product to contour your nose.
Overall conclusion. I’m very happy that I bought this bad boy. And thank you Nikkie for recommending this blush.


Love, Yara


Hello guys, blogpost of today is coming tomorrow because today I spent all day checking out a possible new school. And sat in a bus for six hours. So bare with me. It’s coming tomorrow. It’s a review of a very loved product.

Love, Yara

My highlight and contour routine


A few days ago I was doing my make-up and decided to shoot some photo’s of my highlight and contour routine. And today I wanted to share that with you all.



I started off with foundation all over my face. I used the Max Factor Face Finity All Day Flawless in the shade Light Ivory 40. I used a buffer brush to apply this all over.



Then it was highlight time. I used the Catrice highlighting and concealer pen in number 10 to highlight my face and conceal any spots I might have. I buffed that in with a damp beautyblender.




Than it came to the contouring part. I used NYX Blush in Taupe [review of this product is coming soon] to contour my face. I contoured my cheekbones, jawline and a little down the sides of my nose.










After that I filled in my eyebrows, put some mascara on, slapped on some blush and put lipstick and lipgloss on.

But I found that I looked a little dull. So I grabbed some eyeshadow and completed the look I already had on my face.





I also made a winged eyeliner and made the look come together.

The products I used:

Max Factor Face Finity All Day Flawless Foundation in Light Ivory 40
Catrice Highlighting and Concealer Pen in 10 Ivory.
NYX Blush in Taupe
Catrice Single Absolute Eye Colour in 350 Starlight Expresso
Catrice Prime and Fine Mattifying Powder
Sleek Blush in Rose Gold
Rimmel Kate Moss lipstick in 101
NYX Butter Gloss in Vanilla Cream Pie
Max Factor Clump Defy Extensions False Lash Effect Mascara
Essence I Love Extreme Mascara
Sleek i-Divine Au Naturel Pallet
Maybelline Eye Studio Lasting Drama Gel Liner in 01 Black


Love, Yara.


Spring is upon us.


Hello guys. Long time no see. I’ve been away for a few months to gather my thoughts. To see if I really want to do this. And I think I made my decision when the sun peaked through the clouds and the temperatures were rising a bit.

I’ve decided to follow through with this. I want to see what happens and I want to have a place where I can put my thoughts. So from now on there are going to be two blog post every week. Those are coming on Tuesday and Thursday. I want to do reviews of products I really like, I want to have personal updates of how I am doing and I maybe want to start making video’s. I’ve already shot some clips of my day but those came out horrendous so I may try again soon.

For now I want to thank you for reading this. And for waiting so long till you heard from me again.
I love you all. And I speak to you on Thursday.

Love, Yara.

Review Beautyblender + cleanser

The sponge under all sponges. Thé Beautyblender. The little pink sponge that swells up under need the tap.


A few days ago I ordered my first set of beauty blenders and a cleanser at a Dutch online shop. When I opened the package the two beauty blenders and the cleanser were packed together. Only the two beauty blenders were packed in a separate tube.

So enough blabing. Let’s open this bad boy up.


First thing I took out of the box was the cleanser. The cleanser comes in a 150 ml plastic pump bottle. The packaging is very simple. On the front it has the Beauty Blender logo and on top/under the logo it says ‘modernize the way you cleanup. Blender cleanser, the ultimate make up sponge cleanser’. Than next to the logo it has a little banner that says: ‘great for makeup brushes, too!’ So if you ever sun out of baby shampoo to wash your makeup brushes, you can use the Beauty blender cleanser.


On the picture above you can see the pump of the bottle very well.


On the back you have the instructions to use the cleanser. The ingredients are also mentioned on the back.


Ingredients: water, laurel glucoside, peg-7 glyceryl soyate, cocamidopropyl betaine, sodium chloride, phenoxyethanol, citric acid, fragrance.
The cleanser feels like a gel and once you apply it to the sponge it foams a little bit. Once you rub the cleanser in the sponge you can see the sponge getting a bit white. This is the foam of the cleanser. And once you put it under need the tap and squeeze the sponge, the cleanser takes off the make-up. You can repeat this step again if you think the sponge isn’t clean enough.



One the back of the packaging off the sponge you can see the steps of how the sponge works. It also says what kind of products you can use with the beauty blender.





This is how the sponges look when you take them out of the container. Very bright little egg’s.


Time to wet it.
Hold it under the tap and squeeze a few times. You can see the egg grow in your hand. Once it doubled in size, shut the tap of and squeeze one last time to get all the excess water out of the Beauty Blender. Than you can either use the blender just like that or put it in a dry cloth and squeeze even more water out of it. I like to use it without the cloth step.


As you can see on the left is the Beauty Blender full of water and on the right it’s the dry one.


This is my face without make-up. I do not have an even skin. There are a few blemishes and some redness in some arias. (I also didn’t pluck my eyebrows for a very long time in this picture so ignore the bushy eyebrows)


This is my face with one layer of foundation. The foundation I used was the MaxFactor Face Finity All Day Flawless in the shade Light Ivory 40. It is a very build able foundation. But it can look very cakey once you apply too much. You can see it give a very even blank canvas. I still need to use concealer under need my eyes to cover the blue.

The beauty blender blends the foundation really good into the skin. There are no streaks of foundation. It doesn’t clutter up in corners of your face and it doesn’t look like you put on make-up. It still looks like skin.


I love the Beauty Blender. I’ve been using it ever since I bought it. It blends your foundation seamless into the skin. It also cleans very nicely. The cleanser is good. It does the job very well. And because of the pump application you don’t use a lot of the product. So it’s very economical. The price is definitely worth it. I can definitely say that this Fluorescent Pink Sponge is the best sponge under all sponges. And if that means I have to pay a little bit extra to get the great result you get while using this. I definitely would.

Love, Yara