Don’t Forget: Dior Summer Mix & Addict Hit the Shop Today!

Hey everyone!

Just a little reminder that the Dior Summer Mix and new Addict perfumes will be in store today! I have swatched/reviewed the Summer Mix Vernis here, Ultra-Glosses here, and Addict Eau Sensuelle here.

I am hitting ICI PARIS XL to check the new collections out as well as doing the bulk of my Friends & Family sale shopping. Thank all of you who have contributed your precious ideas! I will keep you posted about what I end up buying, and you will see the swatches and reviews here soon for sure!

A regular swatch/review post will be up this afternoon, so stay tuned!

Sunny, your beauty culture translator xx

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Today’s Post is (Again) on Makeupandbeautyblog!

Interesting things always happen when you’re not sitting in front of the computer, like when you lie in on Sunday. By the time I finally decided to get up, make coffee, and check my Bloglovin’, I saw my own face looking back at me on Makeupandbeautyblog!

Whee my second guest post is on!!!

This post is about eye makeup tips for monolidders. If you have monolids but can’t figure out how to make the most of your eyes, this post is dedicated to you. If you don’t have monolids, check it out anyways because you might have friends who do, and you might be able to help them!

So head over here and let me know what you think about it! You can leave a comment here or there. If you have any questions I’ll try to answer them!

Have a great Sunday and I have fun new posts ready for ya soon!

Sunny, your beauty culture translator xx

Annoucement: And the Winner Is…

Hey everyone!

This is a short and sweet post for the winners of the giveaways! I would like to thank everybody for participating in it! For those who didn’t win, please don’t be sad. I promise I’ll throw more in the future!

The winner of Miss Dior Eau Fraiche is Melanie!

LeeAnn was the first winner Random.org picked out, so she will get her pick, #1!

The second lucky winner Random.org chose is Audrey, and she wants #3!

The third lucky winner is Libby. Libby also wanted set #3, but since she was the third to be chosen she’ll get #2 instead. I hope you’ll still enjoy it, Libby!

I’m going to send all the winners an e-mail now. Please respond as soon as possible with your address. If I don’t get an answer within 48 hours, I’ll have to choose another winner instead (please don’t make me go through this again please).

Again, thanks all of you for participating! I spent my whole afternoon/evening taking a whole bunch of product photos and did several looks, so rest assured you’ll see some fun posts very soon!

I hope you’re all enjoying a fantastic weekend!

Sunny, your beauty culture translator xx

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

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