#music #4: David Oistrakh – Brahms Violin Sonata No 3

David Oistrakh plays the Brahms Violin Sonata No 3 opus 108. The Violin Sonata gives me a warm feeling inside. It starts soft and goes slowly to a deeper emotional level. He composed this sonata between 1878 and 1888. The first time I listened to this violin sonata was on the radio when I was about ten years old. If I remember this well, at that time my sister was rehearing this violin sonata as well. So I heard this almost all day long for a few days straight. Since then I love this piece very much. Brahms also wrote two violin sonatas before and also other great work for violin.

The violinist David Oistrakh is one of the great violinists I have ever heard! He was born in the Russian Empire (now Ukraine).

For more performances of this violin sonata by other performers, you can watch it on YouTube.

Visit Wijk bij Duurstede

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Last Sunday – 8 March 2015 – I went to Wijk bij Duurstede by bus. You also can go by bike from where I live: Odijk. But it was too far for me. And I went with the president of the orchestra. At this port we may be play, but it is not sure yet.

It was a wonderful day with lots of sun. It was cold as well, but very nice to be here. It is such a wonderful place to be.

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Review: Maybelline New York Big Eyes – Luminous Brown

This is the Maybelline New York Big Eyes – Luminous Brown. Brown and nude colours.

As you can see, the package is black with a transparant cover on the box. There are four colours: off white, nude brown, orange brown and dark brown.

I love those colours very much. It depends on the skin, but you can make wonderful creations with this eyeshadow palette. At my skin the eyeshadow won’t fall of the eyes that much while applying it on the eyes. So wonderful to have such an eyeshadow palette. I have also palettes where the eyeshadow fall off the eye when applying it. I hate that very much.

The texture is fine, not many fall offs and it is very gently while applying the eyeshadow. My favourite colour in this eyeshadow palette is the light nude brown. I use this when I am working for the local radio and television station.

I think I fall in love with this eye shadow.

I can highly recommend this eyeshadow palette!

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#music #3: Janine Jansen Szymanowski

This video is very inspirational, because I like her style of playing. This music I don’t know until I found it on YouTube today. How she start playing this concerto for violin and orchestra: soft, touching, and above all, very emotional.

Wishlist for Christmas

Who doesn’t love Christmas? I do love Christmas, although my husband doesn’t want to anything special. But I am glad we have a Christmas Tree.

But I am wondering which products you really want to get for Christmas and which products give you priority to get?!

My wish list for Christmas:

A smartphone

I really do want to have a smartphone to get more in touch with you my lovely readers! I have social media, but I really can’t do anything with it, because I don’t have a good photo quality on my iPad.

A new chic wardrobe

I love wearing chic clothes or formal clothes. I really don’t have that much of formal clothes. I can wear them to classical concerts, work at an office or anything where I have to wear such kind of clothes… But I think I have to get dream on until I get my on job.

A job

My biggest wish is to get my own job I really like to do. I am still thinking of applying for a job or get to study again. If I will to get to study again it will be something totally different than being in an office. I thought about working in a hospital as a nurse.

Review: Maybelline New York SuperStay 14HR Lipstick – Infinitely Fuchsia

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Sorry that I didn’t write a review in a very long time. The last one was the L’Oreal Paris False Lash Architect 4 Dimensions Effect Fibers – Black Lacquer. But I really had so many time, that I only or the most of the posts created Polyvore creations.

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This beautiful pink lipstick from Maybelline New York is in the serie SuperStay 14HR Lipstick with the name Infinitely Fuchsia. I love this flash pink lipstick. This lipstick is really a beautiful summer colour.

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The package is transparant with pink plastic around in it. So you can’t see the movement of the lipstick when you use it. The lipstick itself and that plastic round in it husk are really the same colour. Lovely to see that.

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I love the lipsticks from Maybelline New York very much! This fuchsia lipstick feels soft and smoothly on the lips. In the beginning – when you apply it for the very first time – it will apply very rough. But the next time it is fine to work with. It is what you want and prefer to use!

This is what Maybelline New York says about this lipstick:

Super rich color with super staying power. In one amazing weightless formula.
No dragging. No drying. No letdowns at all.
In 20 longwearing shades.

Why You’ll Love It

14HR Lipstick with an ultra-lightweight formula:

  • Stays fresh, light, and oh so comfortable
  • Super rich color that lasts for 14 hours
  • In 20 long wearing shades

 

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Indeed, the lipstick colour has so much power. Well, I am not really sure if it is not drying. My lips are very dry, but this lipstick is dry from itself. It is not sticky to my lips. If they promise that this lipstick will be not dry, then they failed. But I am not really sure, because I have very dry lips from myself. If they promise that this lipstick will be wet and not dry on the lips, then they made a good one for my lips. Not too dry, not too wet. And sticky at all!

They are true about the freshness, lightness and – indeed – very comfortable to wear on my lips. Even when my lips are (very) dry.

The lipstick last for a very long time, but I won’t say for 14 hours. Maybe ten hours. Very long too.

I love the structure very much!

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For Best Results

Apply your lipcolor by starting in the center of your upper lip. Work from the center to the outer edges of your lip, following the contours of your mouth. Then glide across the entire bottom lip.

After all I am very happy with this lipstick and I can highly recommend this lipstick. They have also other lipstick colours in this serie!

#music #2: Vivaldi The Four Seasons

I love classical music very much as you may know. Lately I am listening to The Four Seasons by Antonio Vivaldi.

This is a recording from one of the Dutch National Radio Broadcast AvroTros: Quattro Stagioni – Janine JansenInternational Chambermusic Festival. She was accompanied by Amsterdam Sinfonietta.

This music is explaining the four seasons – as the title of the music says. The expressions in the movements gives me so much energy.

Face of the Day – 13 November 2014

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Products I used –> Lipstick: Catrice Ultimate Colour – Star Rust //

Today I was not in the mood for applying make-up. So, I decided only applying some lipstick.

Face of the Day – 12 November 2014

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Products I used –> Eyeshadow base: Catrice Prime and Fine Eyeshadow Base // Eyeshadow: New York Color HD Color – Fashion Bootcamp // Mascara: L’Oreal Paris False Lash 4 Dimensions Effect Fibers – Black Lacquer // Blush: Catrice Defining Blush – Rose Royce // Lipstick: Gosh Velvet Touch Lipstick – Bourgogne //

This Face of the Day was from yesterday. I forgot to post it. Truly sorry.

Review: L’Oreal Paris False Lash Architect 4 Dimensions Effect Fibers – Black Lacquer

I have a review about a mascara I am using now for more than one month. It is the mascara: L’Oreal Paris False Lash Architect 4 Dimensions Effect Fibers – Black Lacquer.

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The package is black with a silver colouring husk. It has a figuring package. Love the chic package very much. The mascara is black. It is not waterproof. For me, it doesn’t matter.

What L’Oreal Paris says about this product:

L’Oréal Paris creates its first false lash effect mascara in 4D. The power of sculpting fibres for lashes that look volumized, lenghthened, texturized, curved. Enriched with 4mm fibres, the formula builds lash appearance: moulding, re-shaping and sculpting.

Is this a mascara I would use and will it be my favourite mascara I have ever had? Or do I have to look further? Lets take the journey together!

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When I unpacked the mascara I was very surprised about the long brush, the medium lashes and the mascara brush was a little bit oblique. I like the difference. It is a black mascara.

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The brush is a bit long. It has medium lashes. I am not really sure if this is good or bad. I think it is just taste. But I am not a big fan of this brush. The lash of the brush is medium and the mascara you can see if the brush has lashes itself. But at the other side the mascara makes my own lashes much more bigger. That was a big surprise to me.

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The mascara on my eyelashes, sticks together. Sometimes it irritates me very much. Well, I think because I have small lashes. At the other side, the mascara has the right volume, thickness and length.

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Can I say if I am happy with this mascara? I am still not sure after using it for more than a month. Shall I buy it for the second time? I won’t think so. I just hate it when the lashes will stick together. I am happy and not happy with this mascara. I’ve just mixed feelings.

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