Behind-the-Scenes April #2

Happy Monday to you all! ๐Ÿ™‚

I have some great news to share with you! The lovely Debbie over at http://www.beautyscene.nl (which is our biggest dutch blog on beauty and all things beauty related) invited me to write a montly column for them ๐Ÿ™‚ How rad is that? I love it and I’m honored! It will be in dutch but I will of course post an english version over here for all the non-dutchies to read also.
First post is already up and you can view it here: ย http://www.beautyscene.nl/p/72593/moniques_column_-_hoe_maak_je_eva_jineks_look

I’m posting a screenshot for you to admire, just because I can haha!

Whoot!

The bridal season is upon us, so to inspire you: a publication I did back in January.

The inspiring view from my office where I work on the store!

Cute little piggy bank my in-laws gave me! Thankfully I don’t need to crush it to get to my savings! Too bad I’m in the picture lol

My latest food addiction. Double stuf Oreo’s. Ow boy.

That’s all for this week girls and boys! Tell me about your food favorites, and share your views with me! Love to hear from you!
Have a great week!

Monique

 

 

 

 

Behind-the-Scenes April #1

It’s been a quiet week with just the usual goings-on that come with managing the store. We did have to take stock and do the inventory for the close of the first quarter of 2012 and that took a big bite out of my week. Not a lot of fun, but it has to be done. And it feels good to have everything in order right at the beginning of the new quarter and not having to do everything last minute. I’m challenged and I know it.

Huge Yaby Cosmetics shipment came in on Friday and it had these beauties in it! Available very soonย here for all your travelling needs.

On those rare nights where I have the house (and the remote) to myself, I watch @24kitchen! And I eat my favorite salad of string beans, cherry tomatoes, sjalots and tuna. Yummm. Funny thing, I made that garlic toast that’s going into the oven just the other night.

Nothing says Easter like miniature daffodils. so cute.

Animal prints NEVER go out of style.

Embryolisse fully stocked again for the Easter rush!

Everything looking pristine after taking stock! Yay

Behind-the-scenes March

I’ve decided to start a new category of posts in this blog with a random selection op photo’s that will hopefully give you a peak into my life as a makeup artist and shop owner. Some will be personal, some shop-related and a lot will be makeup related! This first one is a collection of March events but I plan on doing one every week on Monday, so stay tuned!

My first Morrocan Oil order! I have high hopes for my hair now, so stay tuned for a review.

My makeup station half-way through a busy day of shooting! I forgot to bring Kleenex and of course 2 gas stations on the way to the studio were sold out, hence the Tempo tissue pack. Meh. This studio loves a good bikini babe though.

The long awaited first edition of Dutch Vogue finally arrives on my BIRTHDAY! YAY! ย  ย  ย And look at the condition of the wrapper. I hate when this happens, thanks mail man.
Boo.

But here it is, and looking FAB! ๐Ÿ™‚

My birthday started off SO good with these lovely flowers from my better half! โค

Bubbles and bites at the beach with sunny weather and the one I love. Doesn’t get much better than this!

watching the sun set…

This just hit home with me SO much.

refreshing pick-me-up while working on the store in my kitchen instead of my office!

I gave myself a nice birthday present! testing is in progress, look out for the full review!

One of the new campaign pictures for Yaby Cosmetics, makeup by one of my fav makeup artists, Roshar! Can’t wait to use these on the shop page!

One of the pics I did for a lookbook way back in January!. Love brides!

Our living room before we decided to change it completely! Kinda nice now that I see this again haha!

Nice clean makeup station at 4.30 am, right before all hell broke loose. Too bad I didnt take any “after” shots.

New Yaby Pearl Paint tester unit!!

An oldie from back in February. The snow + streetlights + dusk is just.. magical.
This is the view from our appartment on the 18th floor btw.

Thats it for now, hope you enjoyed! Leave a comment or a question if you like! ๐Ÿ™‚

Monique