Essence Midnight Masquerade and The Little X-Mas Factory Limited Edition

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Tokrat sem se odločila, da v eno objavo združim kar dve Essence omejeni kolekciji, saj je že obe moč najti na poličkah. Iz vsake kolekcije imam za vas predstavitev dveh izdelkov.
This time I've decided to join two Essence limited editions in one post since both can already be found in our stores. I have two items to present from each edition.

MIDNIGHT MASQUERADE

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DUO OMBRE LIPSTICK 01 Dance Till Dawn

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O tej sem že ogromno govorila na Instagramu, saj me je navdušila. No, črnega dela ne bom uporabljala kaj veliko, barvni, temno rdeč del pa bom z veseljem uporabljala. Ustnice sicer malenkost izsuši, ampak me na srečo to ne moti preveč. Je presenetljivo obstojen, hkrati pa je tudi popolnoma mat.
I've spoken a lot about it on my Instagram, since it impressed me. Well, I won't be using the black part a lot, but I will use the colourfull, dark red part gladly. It does dry my lips a bit, but it's not bothering me. It is surprisingly durable and at the same time it is completely matte.
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EFFECT EYESHADOW 02 Spooktacular Night

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Senčilo, ki me je presenetilo v vseh pogledih, pozitivno seveda. Je izredno pigmentirano, obstojno in krasne barve. Ta je sicer odvisna od nanosa, vendar je osnova zelo temna, čez pa so prekrasne bronz-rjave, izredno majhne bleščice, ki dajo barvi globino.
An eyeshadow that surprised me a in every possible way. It is extremelly pigmented, long lasting and the colour is beautiful. It depends on the application, but there is a dark brown/black base with beautiful bronze shimmer that gives the colour a depth.
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THE LITTLE X-MAS FACTORY

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CONTOURING PALETTE 01 Elf Yourself

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Razočaranje. Slabo pigmentirana zadeva, katere nakupa ne priporočam. Del za osvetlevanje je še uporaben, če želite nežno osvetljevanje, temen del za senčenje pa je popolna katastrofa. Nažalost se na koži sploh ne pozna. In čeprav je embalaža in sama oblika noro lepa, to ne upraviči nakupa. Škoda.
Dissapointment. Badly pigmented product and I cannot recommend the purchase. The highlighting part is kind of useful, if you are really shy and want only light highlights, but the dark part for contouring is practically invisible on my skin. Even if the packaging and the shape super pretty, it doesn't justify buying it. Shame.
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EYESHADOW PALETTE 01 North Pole Express Delivery

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Tudi ta paletka je bolj za sramežljive. Čeprav barve izgledajo noro lepo in je tudi samo pakiranje prekrasno, so senčila malenkost slabše pigmentirana in se barve na očeh ne poznajo tako lepo, so še vedno dovolj pigmentirane za nežen videz. Ni ravno top paletka, so pa barve lepe, tudi šimer v barvah mi je všeč in bom še kdaj posegla po njej.
This eyeshadow palette is also for the shy ones. The colours look really pretty and the packaging itself is gorgeous, but the eyeshadows are a bit less pigmented and the colours don't translate on the lids the way they should. They are still enough pigmented for a pretty soft daily look. It's not a top palette, but the colours are nice, I like the shimmer in the eyeshadows and I will use it again.
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Ste ve preizkusile kaj iz omenjenih kolekcij? Kakšno je pa vaše mnenje?
Have you tried anything from this limited editions? What do you think about them?

Xoxo, A.
**PR product provided for honest review**

Movember Nail Art


Kot že verjetno veste, je mesec november posvečen ozaveščanju o moških boleznih. Več o tem in kako lahko pomagamo, si preberite tukaj. Danes pa kratka objava o meni zelo všečni manikuri s to temo.
As you probably already know, November is dedicated to increase awareness about male diseases. More about it and how can you help, here. But today, a short post about a manicure with this topic, that I really like.
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Uporabila sem dva laka in nalepke za nohte.
I used two nail polishes and nail stickers.
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Essence Dare it Nude - Muller, DM, Tuš Drogerije,...
L'Oreal Confettis - Salma.si
Moustache stickers - Ebay

So vam nohti všeč? Meni so krasni, sploh Confettis lakec je eden moji najljubših <3
Do you like my nails? I thing they are gorgeous, especially Confettis is one of my fav nail polishes ever <3

Xoxo, A.

New In: October 2016



 Spet je nov mesec tu in čeprav sem malo pozna, je čas, da vam pokažem svoje nove pridobitve.
 New month is here again and even if I am a little late, it's time for me to show what's new in my beauty closet.
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 Oktobra je svojo pot k meni našlo kar nekaj super stvari! Danes bo zgolj hitra predstavitev, saj se bo marsikateri izdelek znašel na blogu v samostojni objavi.
 A bunch of awesome stuff came to me in October. Just a quick presentation today, since a lot of the items will get their own post.

SKIN CARE

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BALEA MIZELLEN REINIGUNGS TUCHER
 Še vedno sem v iskanju top čistilnih robčkov, do zdaj mi še ni uspelo. In tudi tokrat ne. Ti sicer niso slabi, vendar mi ni všeč občutek, ki mi ga pustijo na koži + po uporabi me koža malenkost peče. 
I'm still looking for the perfect cleansing wipe and so far I wasn't succesfull. Unfortunatelly this applies also to this one. I don't like the feeling they leave on my skin + my skin burns a little after use.
BALEA ANTITRANSPIRANT 5in1 PROTECTION
 Tega sem kupila, saj sem bila enostavno radovedna, kako se obnese. O učinku še ne morem kaj dosti povedati, ampak diši pa božansko! Vonj je nežen in ostane na koži lep čas.
 I've bought this because I was simply curious. I cannot tell you a lot about its effect, but it smells amazing! The smells is gentle and it stays on the skin a good while.
BALEA DEO-BODYSPRAY LUFTIG LEICHT
Bil je znižan in dišal je, pa je šel z mano. Kompulziven nakup, ki ga od takrat nisem niti preizkusila.
It was on sale and it smelled nice so it went with me. A compulsive buy, which I haven't even tried yet.
INELL MICELLAR WATER
Ker mi stare micelarne vodice zmanjkuje, o tej sem slišala dobre stvari pa še znižana je bila, sem jo kupila. Preizkusila sem jo samo enkrat do zdaj, saj še imam staro, tako da, bomo videli.
I'm running out of my old micellar water and I've heard only good things about this one and it was on sale I bought it. I've only tried it once so far, since I still have my old one, so we'll see.
AFRODITA BODY BUTTER
Najbolj dišeča stvar! To maslo sem imela dolgo na listi želja in ko sem porabila prejšnje maslo za telo, sem seveda izkoristila priliko in kupila tega! In nakupa ne obžalujem.
The best smelling thing! I've had this body butter on my wishlist for ever and when I run out of my old one, I took the opportunity and bought this one! And I don't regret buying it.
AVON NATURALS SCENTED SPRITZ
Avonovi odišavljeni spreji so moje veliko veselje in zbirka nenehno raste. Ko sem videla ta dva nova, se jima seveda nisem mogla upreti.
Avon's scented spreys are my big joy and my collection keeps on growing. When I saw two new ones of course I couldn't resist.


MAKE UP

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KIK FALSIES
Ker sem jih končno našla v trgovini, sem jih seveda vzela. In so prve, ki mi pri nanosu niso povzročale problemov! Edini minus? Premajhna izbira!
Because I finally found them in the store, I took them. The first false lashes that didn't give me any troubles! The only downside? Too little different ones!
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Lak sem prejela na Golden Rose dogodku in seveda sem ga skoraj takoj preizkusila(slikico najdeš TUKAJ). Všeč mi je barva, nanos in obstojnost!
I received this nail polish at Golden Rose event and I tried it almost immediatelly (you can find a picture HERE). I like the color, application and durability.
GOLDEN ROSE LONGSTAY MATTE FOUNDATION
Tega pudra nisem preizkusila, saj sem se odločila, da ga podarim eni izmed vas na svoji Facebook strani (KLIK).
I haven't tried this foundation since I've decided to give it away to one of you lucky ladies on my Facebook page (CLICK).
ESSENCE THE LITTLE X-MAS FACTORY CONTOURING PALETTE
Vedno sem vesela nove konturing paletke! Do zdaj še nisem imela srca je preizkusiti, samo poglejte, kako je lepa! Upam, da bom kmalu zbrala pogum, da "uničim" to lepoto in jo preizkusim!
I'm always happy when I get a new contouring palette! I haven't had a heart to try, just look at how pretty it is! I hope I'll gathered my courage soon to "destroy" this beauty!
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ESSENCE MIDNIGHT MASQUERADE SPOOKTACULAR NIGHT EYESHADOW
To senčilo me je presenetilo s svojo pigmentiranostjo, saj je res odlična! Resnično priporočam, upam pa tudi, da mi uspe poiskati tudi drugi dve senčili iz te kolekcije.
This eyeshadow surprised me with its pigmentation which is great! I trully recommend it and I just hope I'll be able to get the other two eyeshadows from this collection.
CATRICE NEO-NATURED WALDEN'S LEAF LETTER EYE SHADOW PALETE
Krasne barve, dovolj nežne tudi za vsakodneven videz. Paletka mi je všeč in jo redno uporabljam.
Beautiful colours, soft enough for your everyday look. I like this palette and I use it regularly.
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ESSENCE THE LITTLE X-MAS FACTORY EYESHADOW PALETTE
Krasna paletka, kajne? Meni je noro všeč že sama embalaža, lušne in uporabne senčke pa so pika na i ;)Gorgeous palette, right? I am totally in love with the packaging itself cute nad useful eyeshadows are just the cherry on top ;)
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PS...SUPER MATTE LIQUID LIPSTICK KOURTNEY
Ena mojih ljubših mat tekočih šmink iz Primarka. Komaj čakam, da kupim še kakšno!
One of my favourite liquid lipsticks from Primark. I can't wait to buy another one!
ESSENCE MIDNIGHT MASQUERADE DANCE TILL DAWN DUO OMBRE LIPSTICK Če spremljate moj instagram, potem veste, da sem v tole šminko čisto zaljubljena! Res mi je top in jo uporabljam ogromno. 
If you follow me on my instagram, then you know I am totally in love with this lipstick! I really find it great and I use it a lot.
CATRICE NEO-NATURED MAROON MELANGE LIPSTICK
Joj, ta embalaža, a ni lepa? Tudi šminka je odlična, pigmentirana in prekrasne barve!
This packaging, isn't it pretty? The lipstick itself is also great, pigmented and a gorgeous colour!

Ste dosti zapravljale v oktobru? Ste preizkusile kakšno od mojih novih pridobitev?

Have you spend a lot in October? Have you tried any of my new pretties?

Xoxo, A.

**some items are PR products provided for honest review**

Guest post: Movember



I wondered a long time about what I want to do for Movember post and at least I realized - guest post. So I asked Rok from My perspective and was very happy he eventually said yes. So, let's welcome Rok and his view on Movember:


When Nyx's beauty blog asked me to write a guest post about Movember, my first thought was ''No'', I don't have time for it, I became a father 2 weeks ago, I must go back to work and I have stuff to do with my two blogs (London za vsak žep, My perspective), little self-promotion doesn’t hurt...
But then I thought about it again and it's Movember, it's the most important month for men all around the world and who am I to say no to a chance to raise awareness. So here goes, my first guest blog post, maybe my only guest post ever.
What is Movember? For those of you who lived under a rock for the past 10-ish years, Movember is a name we, Mo Bros and Mo Sistas, use for the month of November or as we can also call it No-Shave-November. As the last name already suggests it has something to do with not shaving. People all around the world shave on November 1st and let their moustache grow for a whole month. I'm doing it for a third year now. I look terrible with it but I do it because it's for a good cause.
''By encouraging men (whom the charity refers to as "Mo Bros") to get involved, Movember aims to increase early cancer detection, diagnosis and effective treatments, and ultimately reduce the number of preventable deaths. Besides annual check-ups, the Movember Foundation encourages men to be aware of family history of cancer and to adopt a healthier lifestyle.'' (wikipedia)
What else can you do?
For starters, you can join Movember Foundation, where you create your own profile and begin to raise money for charity. You can raise the money by growing your Mo, Taking on a different challenges or hosting an event.
You can decide to run a marathon, learn a new sport, maybe you're an adrenalin junkie or just a competitive guy. Whatever you do, don't forget to raise awareness about Movember, spread the word about health problems mans have and if you can miss a dollar/euro or two, donate it to Movember Foundation. Each individual that makes his own profile can raise money through their website. You can make yourself a goal and try to achieve it. I set myself a goal for the first time this year, it's not a big one but I'll try to raise 50$. If someone wants to help me achieve my goal, voila.
Movember Foundation raised over $710 Million over the past 13 years and with that tackled some of the biggest issues in men's health: prostate cancer, testicular cancer, poor men's health in general and suicide prevention. All the money raised is restricted to use in Movember Foundation approved programs only.
Why do we do it?
''The state of men’s health is in crisis. Men experience worse longer-term health than women and die on average six years earlier. Prostate cancer rates will double in the next 15 years. Testicular cancer rates have already doubled in the last 50. Three quarters of suicides are men. Poor mental health leads to half a million men taking their own life every year. That’s one every minute.'' (Movember Foundation)
It's simple we do it for our future. We do it for us, our parents and our children. Even though life can be hard sometimes you only have one. Why not enjoy it as long as possible?

That's it, my first guest post is over. Spread the word, share this post, raise awareness, donate and last but not least - grow.

 I hope you liked Rok's post, and don't forget about the other ladies:


Xoxo, A.

Happy Birthday, Golden Rose Slovenia


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 Kozmetika Golden Rose je pred kratkim praznovala svoj prvi rojstni dan v Sloveniji. Ni boljše priložnosti, kot da vam predstavim svoje zmagovalne izdelke te znamke.
 Golden Rose cosmetics recently celebrated their first birthday here in Slovenia. And what better opportunity to show you my winners from them?

NAIL POLISHES

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 Verjetno veste, da je Golden Rose poznan ravno po svojih lakih za nohte. Imajo jih ogromno, sami prekrasni odtenki! Ne vem kako mi je to uspelo, ampak vsi moji lakci so v rdeči barvni skupini. Dva sem prejela, dva kupila sama, in... sami rdečkoti. Vsi so prekrasni, polnoprekrivni v dveh slojih in hitro sušeči. Čeprav mi lakov za nohte ne primankuje, bom naslednjič definitivno preverila stojalo še za kakšne druge odtenke.
 You probably know that Golden Rose is especially known for its nail polishes. They have a bunch of them and all shades are beautiful! I don't really know how I managed it, but all of my shades are in the red colour groups. I received two and bought two and... all are red-ish. All gorgeous, fully opaque in two coats and fast drying. And even though I have no shortage of nail polishes, I'll check the stand the next available time for some other shades.
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 Zelo zadovoljna sem tudi z nadlakom Mega Shine. Čeprav mi ravno hitro sušeč, se posuši dovolj hitro, da laku čudovit sijaj in podaljša obstojnost.
 I am very pleased with the Mega shine topcoat too. Even if it's not the fast drying kind, it does dry fast enough, gives the wonderful shine and prolongs the durability.


LIPS

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 Vsekakor priporočam kakršnekoli izdelke za ustnice, moje zmagovalke pa so Velvet Matt šminke. Obe, ki jih imam, uporabljam redno in ne bi mogla biti bolj zadovoljna. Komaj čakam nakup naslednje! Golden Rose obvlada mat zadeve, tudi jumbo mat svinčnik je odličen! Malo manj sem zadovoljna s svinčnikom za ustnice, za moj okus je malenkost pretrd.
 I absolutely recommend any lip product, my winners are Velvet Matte lipsticks. I have two and both are regularly used and I couldn't be more pleased. I cannot wait to buy my next one! Golden Rose rocks the matte stuff, the Matte lipstick crayon is amazing too! I am a bit less pleased with the lip pencil, it is a bit too stiff for my liking.
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DREAM LIPS LIPLINER 524
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MATTE LIPSTICK CRAYON  04
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VELVET MATTE LIPSTICK 02
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VELVET MATTE LIPSTICK 20
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MAKE UP

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 Moj absolutni favorit in izdelek, ki ga uporabljam neprestano, je izdelek za obrvi. Uporabljam ga skoraj vsak dan že kakšno leto. Poraba? Minimalna! Srečna sem, da mi je uspelo najti izdelek, ki me spremlja povsod in ki ga ne mislim menjati.
 My absolute favourite and a product I use all the time, is brow powder. I'm using it almost every day for around a year now. Usage? Minimal! I'm really happy I managed to find a product that is my go-to and I have no intention of changing that.
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 Drug izdelek nad katerim sem resnično presenečena, je Ultra volume x4 maskara. Noro, kaj naredi z mojimi trepalnicami. Ko sem jo prvič preizkusila, sem samo gledala. Super jih podaljša in loči in je obstojna! Resnično priporočam!!
 The other product I am really surprised by is Ultra Volume x4 mascara. It's insane what it does to my lashes. When I first tried it I couldn't stop staring. It gives them great lenght and it separates them and it lasts long! I really recommend!
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 Pokukajte na mojo Facebook stran -> Nyx's Beauty Blog, kjer vam dajem priložnost, da preizkusite Golden Rose izdelke tudi ve 
 Take a peek at my Facebook page -> Nyx's Beauty Blog where I give you an opportunity to try Golden Rose products for yourself 
Xoxo, A.

**some items are PR products provided for honest review**

Travel with me: Brussels



FROM THE AIRPORT TO CITY CENTER


 Brussels has two airports, Brussels Airport and Brussels Charleroi Airport. Brussels Airport is closer to the city, but we travelled to Brussels Charleroi Airport. There is a bus from the airport to the city of Brussels, which drives every half an hour and costs 14€ in one way if you book it online. On the bus it was slightly more expensive, 17€ one way. Book your ticket here. When returning to the airport I recommend you to arrive soon enough to the station, we had a tiny problem since when we arrived the bus we wanted to take was already full and we had to wait for another one. Bus stops at South station and from there you have any connection you want - bus, train and metro. If you prefer to walk it takes around half an hour to get to the main square. There are other options too, but this one is the cheapest.

GETTING AROUND


 Most of the must-sees in Brussels are accessible by foot, actually I recommend walking to most of the attractions, all are in a walking distance and if you plan your walking right there is a lot of really pretty parks to walk in. There are a few attraction that are a bit far from the center of the city, you'd have to travel with metro. One ticket costs 2,10€ and it is valid for one hour. Important, to buy the ticket you need change, the machines don't accept the bills!

MUST-SEES


ATOMIUM

One of the Brussel's most known attraction. It is worth seeing from the outside as well as from the inside. There is a permanent exhibiton and a temporary one. I suggest you check which one is temporary HERE.

MINI EUROPE

Next to Atomium lies the village of Mini Europe - miniatures of most known European attractions, with sound effects and everything. It is really great for big and small children. You can get tickets for the Mini Europe and Atomium online, however combined tickets that are cheaper can be bought only at the sight itself. 
(24,50€ combined ticket)

MANNEKEN PIS

Another one of the main Brussel's attractions. This one is in the city center and easy to find. Few minutes away from the Grand Place, the boy who pisses. Nobody knows exactly why he's there and everybody wants to see him. If you are lucky you'll also see him dressed in some or other costume. We were lucky enough to see this.
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GRAND PLACE

The Brussel's main square, a magnificent view and really something to see. I suggest that you wake up a little early since around 8ish or 9ish in the morning there are only few people there and you can really see the beauty of it. 
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CHOCOLATE SHOP

A must see indeed! There are a lot of chocolate shops around the main square and there is really a lot to see - chocolate in every shape and form. I would also suggest you to try and find one of many chocolate museums ( one of them - Chocolate village is really close to the Basilica of sacred heart ), to get to know a little more about the Belgian chocolate and some tasting.
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BASILICA OF THE SACRED HEARTS

Really impressive building but what makes it worth the visit is the park in front of the Basilica. It makes for a really nice walk from the metro to the basilica.
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ROYAL PALACE

I recommend you get to see the outside of the palace, it is really something. And then you can get lost in the streets behind it - if you're lucky you'll find the flee market like we did and the elevator ;) If you're not interested in that the park in front of the palace is really nice too.
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PARLAMENTARIUM

Well, this is a must see if you ask me. A great place to learn more about the European Union the easy and fun way with the help of an audio guide.
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PARK DU CINQUANTENAIRE

Another pretty park with a bunch of stuff The museums of Art and History (Cinquantenaire Museum), Aviation, the Army and Military History and Autoworld.

NOTRE DAME DU SABLON

Impressive church near the city center, worth seeing inside and ouside!
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EATING & DRINKING

BEER

Belgian's are really proud of their beers and they have really a lot of them. Be warned, their beers are a lot stronger than what we are used to, so drink carefully!

WAFFLESS

You can get waffles at practically every corner. There's a bunch of stuff to put on them, from chocolate, fruits, whipped cream, you name it, it's there. I tried waffles with only strawberries and I was not dissapointed. The waffle itself is very sweet and together with strawberries it was very good.
FRIES
I liked Belgian fries, the secret is they are fried twice and that's why it is a bit more crispy. A must try also.

SHOPPING


There is a big shopping street, called Reu Neuve and there you have it all:
PRIMARK
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KIKO
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ICY PARIS  WITH URBAN DECAY
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HEMA
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CLAIRE'S
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WYCON COSMETICS

THE BODY SHOP

RITUALS
and MAC, LUSH, YVES ROCHER and many more which I forgot to take a picture of.  

Have you ever been to Brussels? What would you like to experience the most?

Xoxo, A.