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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!!)…







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.


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


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….



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…

To top this post off, I’ve got for you a whole bunch of beauty (backstage) pictures of shoots I did since january!

All my love,

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


Make-up for Life

19 Dec


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!


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!




How to win a Get in the Loop – membership? #wellness

31 Aug

We all like a bit of pampering, right!

Creating some me-time or one-on-one moments with the lover. But we also know that it comes with a price.

Especially for young beauty-lovers, it’s almost impossible to go on a wellness-trip of any sort.

For those who do want to experience these lovely trips with a well-deserved discount, there is a new platform coming to Belgium: Get in the Loop.

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This community already exists in Canada for quite some time, with lots of succes. So it was just a matter of time before they’d hit the European market!

But how does Get in the Loop work exactly?

It’s very simple.

Surf to the Get in the Loop – website and subscribe yourself as a member by paying a subscription fee of just 39 euros. From the moment you’re a premium member, you can not only enjoy all the reductions, but you’ll also be invited to all the Get in the Loop-events. As you can see on the website, Get in the Loop has hooked up with the best wellness centers, hotels en B&B’s in Belgium!

Ideal for us, hedonists!

I’ve subscribed myself already, and tested the new wellness center Aquarein at Grobbendonk. And halleluja, how I enjoyed my stay! Normally, when I use a reduction coupon, I always get the feeling that I’m inferior to the other clients. But here I felt so at ease and special. Mhmmm, I wanna go back…



Now, because I really believe in the Get in the Loop – concept, ànd because I love you guys, I have two premium memberships to give away.

How can you win a Get in the Loop – membership?

3 easy steps:

1. Subscribe yourself to http://www.lifeislikeaboxofmakeup.wordpress.com

2. Follow my life is like a box of make-up – page

3. Send me your name and phone number to info@sabinepeeters.com

This all before the 7th of September!

Big kiss,


Gitta Deckers

12 Jun

Having some hectic weeks over here! I’m running from edito to press shoot to commercial client to meeting to whatever … The pressure is on, but I wouldn’t change it for a thing!

One of my favourite shoots found place on a sweaty sunday with the collection of fashion student Gitta Deckers.

The plan was to make a small video after we did the pictures with some of her beautiful pieces!

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Gitta found her inspiration in the lines and muscles of the human body, which I thought was a fantastic approach!

To translate this into a video, she booked the most amazing young model! Her name is Aliane, and she was so dedicated and graceful, but hard and powerful at the same time.

Just have a look for yourself… (tip: Pump up the volume while watching!)


Designer: Gitta Deckers

Photography & direction: Tomas Vandecasteele

Camera: Jorre Janssens and Sam De Backer

Model: Aliane @ Flagmodels

Make-up&hair: Sabine Peeters



Attitude, Swimwear Edition

29 Apr

Birds flying high you know how I feel
Sun in the sky you know how I feel
Breeze driftin’ on by you know how I feel

It’s a new dawn
It’s a new day
It’s a new life
For me
And I’m feeling good

These Nina Simone lyrics kinda translate the feeling of our latest Attitude-shoot…

Make-up is sunny, the light as well. The model is hot, the styling as well. We had a great day with a great team, resulting into great pictures!

According to Lifeislikeaboxofmakeup-traditions, we top off with some backstage pictures:

Doing pretty face - ugly face

Doing pretty face – ugly face









My favourite pictures of the series….

Photography: Tomas Vandecasteele

Assistant: Jan Vandevyver

Styling: Federica Sarra

Model: Paulien Riemis @ Dominique Models

Make-up@hair: Me


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8 Apr

A friend of mine asked me for some cool smokey eye-inspiration, so I fluttered through my make-upfiles and came up with this….

Oh yeah, don’t forget to scroll down for some smokey facts aswell!

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Some facts on smokey eyes:

1. In ancient times people used charcaol mixed with oil to create smokey eyes. They applied it not for esthetic reasons, but to protect their eyes from the sun.

2. ‘Smokey eye’ is the name of the technique (blending eye shadow from intense to soft), it’s not a synonym for black panda eyes.

3. You can use every colour to create that smokey eye.


Smokey eyes, twenties-style

4. Every decade had a signature smokey eye! For example in the twenties, the shape of smokey eyes was very rounded.

5. Use a highlighter in the inner corner of the eye to intensify the look.

6. For a cool and less glamorous smokey eye, use creamy eye shadow instead of the powdery version.

SHOOT., episode 4: My dad on set

4 Apr

How cute was my dad in last night’s episode of SHOOT.? The sweetheart was playing musician at a family-style bridal shoot  for Loving You and Flair magazine!

Some backstage pics!

My look of the day...

My look of the day…

Backstage with my dad, getting dressed

Backstage with my dad, getting dressed

Doesn't my dad look handsome!

Doesn’t he look handsome!

Models are ready!

Models are ready!





Some results

Some results

5 tips to groom a guy:

1. Refresh his face with some Bioderma and prep his skin with a suitable moisturizer.

2. Use a more transparant foundation… A man’s skin is structurally tougher, and will look liveless with too much product.

3. Brush his eyebrows and give them a trim when necessary.

4. Powder his forehead, nose and chin.

5. End with a hint of lipbalm.


Lots of love,


SHOOT., episode 3: Eyebrow obsession

31 Mar

You should know by now that I can go on for hours about eyebrows. It’s getting more and more compulsive… Rehab is calling :-)

But you have to admit, it’s an interesting topic! How these few tiny pieces of hair can change so much for a womans’ face, is just fascinating. An eyebrow can even make you famous!


Frido Kahlo, with her famous unibrow

Frida Kahlo, with her famous unibrow

No brows for Mona Lisa, which eliminated every expression in her face. Result: Decades of discussion if she looks said or smiley.

No brows for Mona Lisa. Result: Decades of discussions on what she is expressing.

Even in ancient Egypt, the eyebrow was an important element in female expression

Even in ancient Egypt, the eyebrow was an important element in female expression.


Throughout the last century, eyebrow-fashion changed almost every decade.

A brief look…


During the  twenties and thirties, eyebrows were very thin, round and downwards at the end.

During the twenties and thirties, eyebrows were very thin, round and going downwards at the end.

Brows during the fourties were still quite thin, but already had a more natural shape.

Brows during the fourties were still quite thin, but already had a more natural shape.

The fifties-brow

The fifties-brow is sexy, full, perfectly shaped, with the highest point off 2/3 of the eyebrow.

During the sixties the eyebrows are softer, fuller, with less of an angle,

The sixties-brow is a softer, slightly fuller version of the fifties-brow.


The eighties exposed full, bushy brows. Hardly any epilation going on here!


In my humble opinion, the nineties-brow is the worst of them all! Way too thin and artificial.

Nowadays we go for natural, slightly groomed eyebrows, with power!

Nowadays we go for natural, slightly groomed eyebrows, with power!



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