An American Tale Part 2: Autumn in Ann Arbor

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It’s the beginning of December, Thanksgiving is behind us and so is Fall, a season I never thought I would love so much as this year. If you are new around here you can catch up on our American Tale here. Since our last post, a lot has happened among which we moved into our new apartment, I got into photography and took a course. So this post is going to be long and filled with images. I hope you enjoy this small throwback to our Autumn in Ann Arbor.

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New video: American Makeup Haul feat Limecrime, Urban Decay, NYX, Colourpop

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Guilty, guilty I am guilty of buying makeup. But hey, YOLO! Jokes aside, I’ve been picking up bits since moving to the US at the beginning of the month and recorded a video to show them all to you guys! I hope you enjoy it and if you’re not subscribed to my Youtube channel, SUBSCRIBE so you don’t miss future videos (and they’re coming!).

Products mentioned:

Limecrime Saddle
Limecrime Beet it
Limecrime Wicked
Limecrime Venus palette
Tarte Holiday 2016 Color Wheel
Urban Decay Electric palette
NYX Suede Matte Lip Liner Cherry Skies
NYX Liquid Suede Club Hopper
NYX Lip Lingerie Exotic
Colourpop Super Shock Eyeshadow Coconut
Colourpop Super Shock Cheek Quarters
Colourpop Cream Gel Liner Fast Lane
Colourpop Pencil Gel Liner Call Me
Colourpop Matte Lippie Stix Brink
Colourpop Ultra Satin Lip Frick n Frack
Colourpop Ultra Matte Lip Avenue, Notion, Times Square, Love Bug

See you in the next one!



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First experience in the US – An American Tale #1

Ready to finally move into our apartment, I wanted to sit down and tell you of our experience in our first two weeks in the US. As you may have read in previous posts (here, here), in April we got the news that we were moving to Michigan for a great work opportunity for my man. Excitement is the right way to describe our first reaction, which included happiness, fear and sadness. But fast forward to the end of August, we’re standing at the airport in Amsterdam with 90 kg of our lives in the suitcases on our way to Detroit.

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Announcement and Giveaway: there are no cats in America!


An American Tail was one of my favorite movies as a kid, and I kept singing “There are no cats in America” for a few months after I saw it. Just love it! The song is a promise that all your troubles will be solved and life will be perfect in America! This is the spirit with which I am moving to the US and running a giveaway!

As I’ve mentioned a few times in the past few months, my husband was offered a position in the US and we are leaving The Netherlands is just a couple of weeks. I am so excited and imagine myself spending days in Sephora and Ulta and all the drugstores swimming among all the makeup that I haven’t been able to try on this side of the pond. Not to mention the ColourPop, Limecrime and Makeup Geek orders I’ll be placing. *Sigh*

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American Makeup: L.A. Girl, Milani, Morphe Brushes and Wet n Wild and discount codes

More sales, more shopping enabling. This time of the year we’re all feeling spendy, with Black Friday  and Cyber Monday deals, the holidays closing in and presents stress building up. I am here to help you guys save some money while you’re spending it..does it make sense?
We are all attracted to what we cannot have. American brands of makeup have a certain allure to them and the raving reviews of beauty bloggers on the web always make our wishlists longer and longer. The only way to get these products here in the old continent is to rely to local webshops that stock brands like Milani, L.A. Girl, Morphe brushes. I have my own two favorites and these are The Makeup Spot and Boozyshop.

The advantage to using local webshops is that there will be no custom tax surprise at the door, with charges up to 40% of your order added. And those surprises make your heart skip, I tell you from experience. Furthermore, shipping is cheaper and faster and ultimately you have access to a lot of products that cannot be shipped overseas to individuals for custom restrictions.

My latest purchases include these Morphe Brushes single eyeshadows, The Balm Mary Lou Manizer, L.A. Girl Matte Lip stain and Wet n Wild Megalast lipsticks from Boozyshop and Barry M nail polishes and my now holy grail Zoeva Opulence eyeliner from The Makeup Spot. I have been incredibly impressed by the fast dispatching and the incredibly kind Customer Service. I had a bad experience with my postman delivering the package in a different street and the girls at The Makeup Spot interfaced with the post office very fast and it was a fuss-free affair for me.

I have a discount code for you guys to shop at The Makeup Spot with 15% discount of your whole order with the code sint2015.

Have you tried these shops of have found your own beauty webshop?

*this post contains affiliate links. This means that if you purchase from these links I will receive a small commission that will not cost you anything but help support the blog. In any case all opinions are my own and the products in this post have been purchased by me. 

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