Sabine x Lannoo = Beautybook!

30 Jun

Ok, dearest readers, my amazing followers, Portret zwartwit kopie

It is finally time to get the word out:

There will be a book. A beauty book.

A dream has come true and, oh my gosh, I’m getting more and more nervous thinking about the launch of this make-up bible. I’m hoping and praying that you will all cherish my writings… They’re so personal… No ghostwriting, no guest editors, nor copywriters. It is all done the Sabine-way! I’m giving you my opinions, beauty habits, my tips&tricks…

How crazy is the fact that my job and blog got me to this amazing point!? Talking about NEVER GIVING UP on your dreams, goals, fantasies and passions! Finally my stubborn and overly passionate character is paying off ;-)

I’m still a little bit amazed by all the confidence put in me by publisher Lannoo… I’ll never forget this…Love you long long time, guys…

Well babes, that’s it for now. But keep a close eye on my blog, so you don’t miss the details on the process and launch of the book!

To lift a little corner of the veil….. Some backstage pictures (with some of my BEAUTIFUL models!!)…

 

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Cheap Stuff, Great Results

21 Jun

We often have the idea that we need the most expensive creams and exclusive make-upitems to really see results.

And although not all bling is bad, still you have to realize that the prices are often that high because of the fancy packaging and the campaigns with million dollar-topmodels.

I love to treat myself to something exclusive from time to time, but in the end, I keep on being faithful to a list of cheap classics.

My favourites:

1. NIVEA cream: A classic! I mainly use it when I have really dry legs or during winter to protect my hand from the cold.

1. NIVEA Cream: A classic! I mainly use it when I have really dry legs or during winter to protect my hands from the cold.

 

2. BE Perfect&Reflect Highlighter Pen: A new kid in town, and I'm liking it already. Especially for softer highlighting.

2. BE Perfect&Reflect Highlighter Pen: A new kid in town, and I’m liking it already. Especially for softer highlighting and concealing.

 

3. HEMA Eyebrow Gel: Loving this product! It keeps your eyebrows in place all day ànd ads a dash of colour! Comes in different colours for a correct shade of brow.

3. HEMA Eyebrow Gel: Loving this product! It keeps your eyebrows in place all day ànd ads a dash of colour! Comes in different shades and will not give you that fake and harsh look.

 

4. DIADERMINE Bi-Phase Express Oogreinigingslotion: This gentle, oily eye make-upremover is my favourite. My waterproof mascara comes off immediately without having to rub too aggressively.

4. DIADERMINE Bi-Phase Express Eye Make-upremover: This gentle, oily eye make-upremover is my favourite. Waterproof mascara comes off immediately without having to rub too aggressively.

 

 

5. Bio-Oil: I use this oil against scaring, stretch marks or after I did a full body-scrub, to keep everything moisturized. It's like miracle oil. I can't live without it!

5. Bio-Oil: I use this oil against scaring, stretch marks or after a full body-scrub, to keep everything moisturized. It’s like miracle oil. I can’t live without it!

 

6. BOURJOIS Blush: This sparkling blush comes in a wide range of colours, smells amazing and highlights the cheeks just the way I like it.

6. BOURJOIS Blush: This sparkling blush comes in a wide range of colours, smells amazing and highlights the cheeks just the way I like it.

 

7. H&M Fake Lashes: Unless you're into fake lashes with added diamonds and in crazy shapes, these H&M lashes will surely do the trick. So no need to spend half of your beauty budget on high-end ones.

7. H&M Fake Lashes: Unless you’re into crazy shaped fake lashes, these H&M lashes will surely do the trick. So no need to spend half of your beauty budget on high-end ones.

 

8. MAYBELLINE The Falsies Volum' Express Waterproof: Keeps your eye lashes curly all day, without staining. Hallla!

8. MAYBELLINE The Falsies Volum’ Express Waterproof: Keeps your eye lashes curly all day, without staining. Hallla!

 

9. THE BODY SHOP shimmering Cubes: I use these already for as long as I know and they-re still a basic in my personal make-upkit. During the day apply them with a dry brush, for a subtle effect. At night, use it with a wet brush, for more intense pigmentation.

9. THE BODY SHOP Shimmering Cubes: I use these already for as long as I know and they’re still a basic in my personal make-upkit. During the day apply them with a dry brush, for a subtle effect. At night, use it with a wet brush, for more intense pigmentation.

 

 

 

 

So what kind of bride do you want to be?

4 Jun

I have a thing for weddings.

When I was a little girl, the fantasy of meeting my Prince Charming and marrying him in a very Sisi way , made me twirl of excitement.

And euhm… It goes further than that…I think I know every episode of ‘Say Yes to the Dress’ by heart, and I even window show at Kleinfeld every other week.

In the midst of this crazy seasonal obsession I started pinteresting a bit and bumped into hundreds of beautiful bridal looks. My head started spinning… I couldn’t choose only one look for my imaginary wedding! I wanted at least two different styles… Or three…. Or, oh what the fuck, I wanted it all!

To keep myself sane, I ordered my favorite looks into three categories.

1. The Boho Bride

  • She has a chill vibe and ease to it.
  • Her make-up is personal and sunny, without a lot of colour. She makes use of earthy tones and little, subtle details.
  • She often takes  funny and flowery accessories to upgrade the hair.
  • Her hairdo is kinda loose, with natural curls or braids added
The Boho Bride

The Boho Bride

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The Boho Bride

 

2. The Retro Bride

  • She is influenced by the vintage style of the 20′s, 40′s, 50′s or 60′s.
  • Her make-up is quite strong. Think red lips, fake lashes and eyeliner, or a heavy, rounded smokey eye.
  • This bride likes a more theatrical look with a strong wave in her hair. It is very important for this look to hire a hairdresser that is familiar with the techniques!

 

The Retro Bride

The Retro Bride

The Retro Bride

The Retro Bride

 

3. The Classic Bride

  • This girl goes for a classic, more mainstream wedding, with little moviestar influences.
  • To pimp this look you can go for a bigger bun or add a braid to it.
  • Make-up rule numéro uno: Never let make-up make you unrecognizable for the groom!
The Classic Bride

The Classic Bride

The Classic Bride

The Classic Bride

New chapters in life

28 May

Dearest readers, the loves I left behind for some time,

You must have noticed the big gap in my timeline on the blog.

Although I had a couple of very good reasons why I didn’t have the time to really concentrate on blogging, still I felt guilty for letting you down. I’m so sorry guys…

But I’m back! Back to overwhelm you with beauty inspiration and personal fait divers!

So what went on in my life these last couple of months?

A lot!

I’ve been working like crazy. Most of the time on set here in Belgium. But I also had the chance to take a trip to Chili with photographer Kris Desmedt, stylist Erik Vernieuwe, tv-maker Tom Waes and his fiancée Mieke. Where we were shooting for Het Nieuwsblad magazine.

Exhibit:

Chili times

Chili times, good times

Chili times, good times

Chili times, female power times

Chili times, good times

Chili times, culinary times

 

Chili times, good times

Chili times, Andes times

 

Chili times

Chili times, backstage times

 

Chili times

Chili times, painful times

 

Chili times

Chili times, posing times

 

Chili times

Chili times, overwhelming times

Chili times

Chili times, Valparaiso times (sadly this city burned down two weeks after our visit)

 

Chili times

Chili times, Tom Waes times

 

Chili times

Chili times, selfie times

 

I know, it looks like we haven’t really been working during the trip…. It didn’t really feel like intens labour, and that’s the least I can say. If you click well with a bunch of people, every day is a beautiful day and nothing feels like working…. Thank you Het Nieuwsblad, for making this possible!

And talking about this magazine… have you noticed this foxy covergirl, two months ago?

Sabine goes covergirl

Sabine goes covergirl

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Yes babies, that’s me, talking about my curves and showing them off in the latest PrimaDonna Swimwear collection!

The reaction on the shoot was overwhelming… Some positive, some negative. But it got people talking about a realistic body image, and that’s what matters the most! The pictures were taken by friend and photographer Sam De Backer, and my beautiful make-up got created by Aurélie Van Hauter! <3

You wanna see how it went on backstage at the shoot?

Here we go….

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And then there was this other big new chapter that opened…. My godchild got born!! Her name is Elise and she is the cutest, most beautiful little princess I have ever met. Loving her so much…
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To top this post off, I’ve got for you a whole bunch of beauty (backstage) pictures of shoots I did since january!
Enjoy!

All my love,
Sabine

P.S.: I really am so happy to be back!

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Make-up trend 2014: Bare Face Beauty

30 Dec

Trends come and go. And come. And go.

And return again.

Sometimes it’s hard to keep up with things.

Well, with one look, you’ll never get out of style: A bare, natural face.

Don’t get me wrong, ‘bare’ is never really uncovered. Not even babies wake up this cute and glossy.

You’ll still need a few key products to attain this look, as there are:

  1. Corrector
  2. Concealer
  3. Lipbalm (you can also use this to highlight your eyelids)
  4. Eyelash curler
  5. Eyebrowgel/pencil
  6. Not always necessary, but may give you a little bit more of a sparkle: One layer of mascara + soft, pink blush.

    Correctors M.A.C, concealer Touche Eclat Yves Saint Laurent, lip butter Korres, eyebrow powder Laura Mercier, eyelash curler Hema, mascara Yves Rocher, cream blush Née

    Correctors M.A.C, concealer Touche Eclat Yves Saint Laurent, lip butter Korres, eyebrow powder Laura Mercier, eyelash curler Hema, mascara Yves Rocher, cream blush Née

Et voila, it’s actually thàt simple.

Remember my words: 2014. Bare face beauty.

Love,

Sabine

 

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Make-up for Life

19 Dec

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Every year, our national radio station, Studio Brussel, organizes ‘Music for Life’: A week filled with charity events, warmth and care, music and love! Normally, the money they raise goes to one big organization. But this year Studio Brussel decided to leave the choice of volunteer organization up to us. Which makes it possible to support all these smaller, but equally deserving, causes.

Now, trooper Joy Anna Thielemans came up with the idea to have an ‘Antwerpen for Life‘-afternoon upcoming sunday! Boom!

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During this afternoon, a group of friends will be offering their talent in exchange for your well-needed euros.

What will I be doing? I will be selling my make-uptime. Would you like beauty advice? Have you always been dreaming of a glamorous look, done by a professional? This is your chance! Every 30 minutes, I will be more than happy to welcome a new ‘costumer’!!! Maybe you can be one of them! Book your place here.

What organization will I be supporting? My extra support goes to Altijd Mooi‘, a concept of 4 ladies that embraces women in need of extra help to lift up their quality of life and looks during/after major illness. Because every woman deserves to feel comfortable in her own skin!

Antwerpen. Wasbar. Sunday.

Be there, be beautiful and be aware! Let’s hand out warmth and euros!

Love,

Sabine

 

New must visit: Alex&Ed Studio

15 Dec

Dearest,

I’ve been away for some time.

Waiting for a story that would grab me by the imaginary balls, and shake me up.

Because let us be honest. Words have no meaning without the proper enthusiasm.

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Alex, Ed and I

Now, was I one happy trooper when the news got confirmed that the hair salon of make-upartist Alex Valverde and hairstylist Ed Moelands got open for business!

From the moment I started working as a make-up&hair artist, these two were a big source of inspiration to me.

For those who don’t know these two major artists (shame on you)… A small recap of their careers until now:

Ed Moelands moved from The Netherlands to Antwerp, after he had finished his bachelor in Graphic Design. Inspired by our rich and opulent culture, Ed started growing as a hairstylist, up till the point he just had to go to Paris to explore how far his talents could take him. Far, very far, to say the least. Think Peter Lindbergh, Tim Walker, Miles Aldridge, Ellen von Unwerth. Think Vogue, Numéro, I-D, Lancôme, Kenzo, Chivenchy, Dolce&Gabanna. Have I said enough?

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And although being the personal hairdresser of celebs like Shakira and Katy Perry is one hell of an achievement, Ed prefers to chat about his collabs with the Belgian designers. That’s where his heart is, what makes his eyes sparkle, you can feel it when you talk to him. Cuteness galore. Not to forget how sincerely proud he is of his work with Belgian powerduo Ronald Stoops and Inge Grognard on the ‘Antwerp Icons’-series!

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Ed Moelands for AF Vandevorst

Ed Moelands for Walter van Beirendonck

Ed Moelands for Walter Van Beirendonck

Ed's work on one of the 'The Icons'-installation.

Ed’s work on one of the ‘Antwerp Icons’-installation.

Alex Valverde, the significant other of Ed, got in touch with make-up at a young age, while he was living in Paris. After a few experimental years in theater and fashion, Alex jumped at a the chance to assist big names such as Path McGrath and Stéphane Marais. Which earned him a spot at a lot of shows and photo shoots worldwide. 10 years ago, Alex decided to settle down in Antwerp, where he started working for Dominique Models. Since 3 years, Alex can call himself Belgian Ambassador of Max Factor, which makes him the sweetheart of a lot of journalists :-). Everybody loves him!

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Psychology says 1 + 1 = 3. This also applies to the Alex&Ed Studio.

It doesn’t only offer us the opportunity to get pampered by two amazing artists. Alex&Ed Studio exudes knowledge, luxury, and a kind of Gemütichkeit that is hard to describe.

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How to make that life saving hair appointment?

Details: Alex&Ed Studio, Ernest Van Dijckkaai 10, 2000 Antwerpen. 0032 3/344 92 44

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