3 Things That Help You Snap Out Of the 4-O’Clock Energy Dip: MAC Girl About Town Lipglass, Cute Kitty Scarf, &… Oreo!

I’m sure I’m not the only one.

Some days at around 4 o’clock, I get a massive energy dip. I don’t even have to look at the time. I start yawning nonstop, my brain stops functioning, and ALL I want to do is crawl into bed.

The other day the energy dip hit me again. I was sitting in front of the computer, but instead of doing something constructive I was just yawning nonstop. Finally I decided to stand up and step out of the house for a little walk. I had to collect a parcel from the supermarket so why not?

That’s how I got the inspiration for three things that will help you snap out of the 4-o’clock energy dip, in case you ever fall victim!

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Come Shopping with Me! Edition: Antwerp. Focus Store: Shu Uemura

Hey everyone!

Last week I went to the Shu Uemura store in Antwerp. It’s the only Shu Uemura store in Belgium, and I saw many amazing things I want to show you!

Besides the cleansing oil, Shu is famous for false eyelashes. Besides the more everyday pairs, there are many that are beyond your wildest imaginations, such as:

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Today’s Post is on Makeupandbeautyblog!

Like fitting yourself into a much smaller box, or when Karen from Makeupandbeautyblog asks you to write guest posts!

About a month ago, I received an e-mail from Karen. Not having read the title properly, I assumed it was my friend Karin (ignoring for a second that her name is spelled with an i, not e). The e-mail began normal. She’s planning a short vacation towards the end of April. Sounds good to me. She’s going to Kauai. That’s not an obvious holiday destination for someone who lives in Belgium, but sure why not? And she’s looking for a few talented bloggers to help her take a little time off. Wait WHAT? Who IS the sender of the e-mail? I finally went back to the title and freaked out a little. It’s KAREN, Karen from Makeupandbeautyblog!

Karen kindly gave me some blogging advice (which I have been trying to follow, including introducing more light to where I take photos and more photos per post), and told he she was looking very specifically for how-tos and tutorials, which I have almost never done on Mostly Sunny. I thought and thought and thought… what do I know a tiny little bit about? What part of my experience can I share with others in a more organized way? After many e-mail exchanges, we narrowed the ideas down, and I proudly present you my first guest post on MBB!

Writing this post took almost a whole day. I began by writing the “tips” down, digging things I wanted to show out, and taking first product photos and then demonstration photos. After that, it was the usual process of sifting through photos, labeling them properly, and adjusting mostly brightness. Please bear in mind that I didn’t have my new camera at that point, so it was just my small point-and-shoot. Nevertheless, I am proud of how it turned out!

With no further ado, here is the link to the guest post if you don’t already follow Karen (though I wouldn’t know in what universe is that even possible). Feel free to leave comments here or there to let me know how you like it. I hope you’ll enjoy it!

In life, we must learn from Tango the wise kitty:

(Yup, the poor box in which my flash arrived was flattened in about an hour)

Sunny, your beauty culture translator xx

My Miss Dior Story & Win Your Own Spring Romance (50ml Bottle of Miss Dior Eau Fraîche, 71 Euros in Value))!

Dior Miss Dior and I, we go way back (note: Dior recently changed the name back to Miss Dior, instead of the previous version of Miss Dior Chérie). I am not going to pretend this is a perfume “review,” because my nose really is not good enough to detect all the different notes in a perfume. The only things I can tell about a perfume is a) whether I like it and b) whether it smells like “me” or it makes me smell like someone else. Therefore, I am just going to tell you how the story started, and at the end one lucky reader will get the chance to win a bottle of the latest addition to the Miss Dior family, Miss Dior Eau Fraîche.

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Say What? Mostly Sunny is One of the Finalists for the Belgium Weekend Blog Awards??? This Calls for a GIVEAWAY!

Hey everyone!

Sorry I haven’t updated as often as I should this week. I’m still very tied up with work, and I had a busy day yesterday running around different PR agencies in Antwerp to see what’s in store for the A/W 12/13 (the pictures will soon be on my Facebook page). Today I actually had a mad photo session with my bestie who was trying to teach me how to use my new camera properly, so I wasn’t online all day until Teri at BellaChique (if you haven’t checked her blog out you really should. She is my talented blogger BFF) texted to tell me I am one of the finalists of the Belgium Weekend Blog Awards!

For those of you who don’t live in Belgium, Weekend is an upscale lifestyle magazine. A while ago, their website called for nominations for the Weekend Blog Awards. I remember thinking my blog is SO new that it is impossible for me to make it as a finalist, so I promised myself I’ll keep working hard and give it a try next year.

Guess what? Someone must have been nice enough to nominate me, and I became one of the five finalists in the beauty blog category!

If you’re interested in voting for me, you can click here. I was nominated as a Flemish blog, so the voting is in Dutch. You have to pick something from each category to fill in the form at the end and complete the voting process. Your help would be greatly appreciated!

In the meantime, I am giving you the heads-up for the upcoming giveaway! Mostly Sunny was going to do one for my 28th birthday and the blog’s 6-month anniversary, so this couldn’t have happened at a better time! The giveaway will come in two parts, one for my Belgian readers and the other for everybody (which means if you live in Belgium, you get to participate in both). The prize includes Dior, Guerlain, and NARS products, so you will DEFINITELY want to stay tuned! It will start on my birthday, the 24th of April!

Something else to stay tuned for: I am reviewing the Dior Summer Collection and Guerlain Shine Automatique soon! Everything is so heartbreakingly gorgeous. I’m pretty sure you’ll like what you see!

Until then, thank you all so much for reading my blog, commenting on it, and supporting me. It means the whole world to me, and that’s why I’m blogging on!

Sunny, your beauty culture translator xx