Thursday, June 21, 2012

Shout-out to all Deco(-den) lovers

I'm the owner of the blog AllAboutDeco and the website with the same name ^^
(trying to gather all tutorials on deco on the internet and making deco lovers meet each other)
Because lately I’m getting the same questions as to where people can find deco supplies in their neighbourhood
I'm trying to make a list gathering all the local and online shops per country/city/.
Therefor I need your help!
Where do you get your deco supplies? Any online shops you recommend. Please also state local shops where you get your clay, tools, rhintestones, anything...
Online shops:
Shop name:
Shop website:
Ship to:
What to get here:
Local shops:
Shop name:
Shop website: (if applicable)
What to get here:

Anyone who helps will get credit for this! (So don't forget to leave your blogadress and I'll add it once the list is done!)
We want to gather as much material as possible so it would be really kind of you to spread this message! (everyone can leave answers to this blogpost)

Thursday, March 15, 2012

ELF Review

Disclaimer: These products are bought with my own money. As always I will give my honest critics and opinion.
Quite a while ago I bought some things from ELF, Eyes Lips Face. I'm a make-up newb so I bought some essentials.
The loot:

I'll review them one by one :) The links provided are to the Dutch page if you don't mind ^^'. The english site isn't working for me right now.

It's a beautiful brush ^^ And soooooo soft!! I tried it to apply the blush I bought and it went on smoothly.
[edit]: After using it for a few months, it does shed some hairs but not to say you don't want to buy it because of that.

I don't really see a difference when using this... but perhaps I'm not doing this right. And for 1€, you can't complain ^^
[edit]: I have used it quite some times now and it does give you just that little extra in the eye area. My eyes can't coop with eyeliner (they get all watery and red) so this is helpfull to get some pop :)
3. Fake lashes: Natural  : haven't tried these yet, but I'll update if I have pictures :)

4. 3-in-1 colourstick, Pink Lemonade:
First thing I noticed when opening is it smelled like oranges. I don't mind this but some people might, so beware. It's a good thing I looked up a lot of swatches before ordering anything 'cause I ended up with the colour I liked :) 
[edit]: I mostly use this for my lips. It feels a little to greasy to put on my cheeks.
I had sooo much trouble opening the box. For people who bought it and want to skip the research for opening the box,... it slides.
It's too light for my skin. I have really light skin so after reading the reviews I went for the lightest. Which turned out, not the right choice because you can't see it on my face ... way to go me.

I finally have it!!! yay!! It dries really fast and gives a lovely matte finish. I also applied it to my nails without any coat under it and it held up for 5 days. It's great!
[edit]: if you apply this on a nailpolish coat that's nearly dry you get a cool crackling effect :D
This one was for my mum, she likes the colour. I ordered Burgundy but it wasn't available anymore :(

. Transparent Mascara:
It comes with both a eyelash and an eyebrow brush. I bought this only for the eyelash one but I'm also going to use the eyebrow one. The brush itself is very stiff and reminds me of something you use to clean radiatorpipes but than smaller ^^' It does make a difference when applied, my eyes look brighter and I look more awake. The reason I bought this is because, I wipe a lot in my eyes, so when I'd use regular coloured mascara, it would give me a panda eye and me don't want that!
It feels a little sticky in the beginning but that will go away.

9. Zip:
It does help a bit but I can't use this anymore as I have a sensitive skin and this product is to heavy for me. 

10. Eyebrow packet
Also for my mum. She says she likes it, it's easy to apply and it's suttle and that's what she liked :)

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Shop Riechan

Today, I would like to show you some items from my webshop, Riechan on facebook and dawanda

Autumn leaves.

Poppy earrings + ring 

Blue x black ring

Also, I wanted to thank you all for reading my blog!! I really appreciate this ^^
That's why, when you use the code "Riechanster", you'll get 10% off in my shop!

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

List of 100 Books: Time for an Update!

Okay, I haven't read much since the last time. I just finished Lord of the flies which I found a interesting story! I can recommend it to anybody! Currently I'm reading in "Son of a witch", the sequel to Wicked but I think I'm going to read another one since the english in there is a bit too hard for me. Lately I'm watching Anne of green gables on tv, so I'm going to try that one out for my next book. (if I can find it in our Library)
Perhaps I should also make a list of the graphic novels I've read so far :) We'll see!

1 Pride and Prejudice - Jane Austen
2 The Lord of the Rings - JRR Tolkien
3 Jane Eyre - Charlotte Bronte
4 Harry Potter series - JK Rowling 
5 To Kill a Mockingbird - Harper Lee
6 The Bible 
7 Wuthering Heights - Emily Bronte
8 Nineteen Eighty Four - George Orwell
9 His Dark Materials - Philip Pullman
10 Great Expectations - Charles Dickens 
11 Little Women - Louisa M Alcott
12 Tess of the D’Urbervilles - Thomas Hardy
13 Catch 22 - Joseph Heller 
14 Complete Works of Shakespeare
15 Rebecca - Daphne Du Maurier
16 The Hobbit - JRR Tolkien
17 Birdsong - Sebastian Faulk
18 Catcher in the Rye - JD Salinger
19 The Time Traveler’s Wife - Audrey Niffenegger 
20 Middlemarch - George Eliot
21 Gone With The Wind - Margaret Mitchell 
22 The Great Gatsby - F Scott Fitzgerald
23 Bleak House - Charles Dickens
24 War and Peace - Leo Tolstoy
25 The Hitch Hiker’s Guide to the Galaxy - Douglas Adams
27 Crime and Punishment - Fyodor Dostoyevsky
28 Grapes of Wrath - John Steinbeck
29 Alice in Wonderland - Lewis Carroll 
30 The Wind in the Willows - Kenneth Grahame
31 Anna Karenina - Leo Tolstoy - 
32 David Copperfield - Charles Dickens 
33 Chronicles of Narnia - CS Lewis 
34 Emma - Jane Austen
35 Persuasion - Jane Austen
36 The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe - CS Lewis 
37 The Kite Runner - Khaled Hosseini 
38 Captain Corelli’s Mandolin - Louis De Bernieres
39 Memoirs of a Geisha - Arthur Golden  
40 Winnie the Pooh - AA Milne
41 Animal Farm - George Orwell 
42 The Da Vinci Code - Dan Brown
43 One Hundred Years of Solitude - Gabriel Garcia Marquez
44 A Prayer for Owen Meaney - John Irving
45 The Woman in White - Wilkie Collins
46 Anne of Green Gables - LM Montgomery 
47 Far From The Madding Crowd - Thomas Hardy
48 The Handmaid’s Tale - Margaret Atwood
49 Lord of the Flies - William Golding
50 Atonement - Ian McEwan
51 Life of Pi - Yann Martel 
52 Dune - Frank Herbert
53 Cold Comfort Farm - Stella Gibbons
54 Sense and Sensibility - Jane Austen 
55 A Suitable Boy - Vikram Seth
56 The Shadow of the Wind - Carlos Ruiz Zafon
57 A Tale Of Two Cities - Charles Dickens 
58 Brave New World - Aldous Huxley
59 The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night - Mark Haddon 
60 Love In The Time Of Cholera - Gabriel Garcia Marquez
61 Of Mice and Men - John Steinbeck
62 Lolita - Vladimir Nabokov 
63 The Secret History - Donna Tartt
64 The Lovely Bones - Alice Sebold 
65 Count of Monte Cristo - Alexandre Dumas 
66 On The Road - Jack Kerouac
67 Jude the Obscure - Thomas Hardy
68 Bridget Jones’s Diary - Helen Fielding 
69 Midnight’s Children - Salman Rushdie
70 Moby Dick - Herman Melville
71 Oliver Twist - Charles Dickens
72 Dracula - Bram Stoker
73 The Secret Garden - Frances Hodgson Burnett 
74 Notes From A Small Island - Bill Bryson
75 Ulysses - James Joyce
76 The Inferno – Dante
77 Swallows and Amazons - Arthur Ransome
78 Germinal - Emile Zola
79 Vanity Fair - William Makepeace Thackeray
80 Possession - AS Byatt
81 A Christmas Carol - Charles Dickens
82 Cloud Atlas - David Mitchell
83 The Color Purple - Alice Walker
84 The Remains of the Day - Kazuo Ishiguro
85 Madame Bovary - Gustave Flaubert
86 A Fine Balance - Rohinton Mistry
87 Charlotte’s Web - EB White
88 The Five People You Meet In Heaven - Mitch Albom
89 Adventures of Sherlock Holmes - Sir Arthur Conan Doyle 
90 The Faraway Tree Collection - Enid Blyton 
91 Heart of Darkness - Joseph Conrad
92 The Little Prince - Antoine De Saint-Exupery 
93 The Wasp Factory - Iain Banks
94 Watership Down - Richard Adams
95 A Confederacy of Dunces - John Kennedy Toole
96 A Town Like Alice - Nevil Shute
97 The Three Musketeers - Alexandre Dumas
98 Hamlet - William Shakespeare
99 Charlie and the Chocolate Factory - Roald Dahl 
100 Les Miserables - Victor Hugo

Saturday, February 18, 2012

Things I pinned

I love pinterest and thought it would be good to share some cool things I found on pinterest :)
If you want to follow me, you can add me here.

Awesome wooden staircase

The Red Queen Blythe Doll

Tiny Tea set

Portal Wedding cake! How awesome is that!

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Music Note Ensemble

I have been sewing again lately ^^ Mostly making lolita type clothing
Here's my entry to sew-loli, the community on livejournal for lolita who sew their own clothes ^^

Project Completion
Project Title:
Music Note Ensemble, a pleated skirt, a reversible corset and a headbow and a piano
Project Start Date: The skirt in October, the headbow in december and the corset in January
Planned Finish Date: Before the end of January
Actual Finish Date: 28th January
Did you make changes from original plan?: For the skirt, yes, I first wanted to do a high-waisted skirt, but after getting advice on here, I decided against it and chose a thin waistband. The corset and headbow just went along :)
Did you discover something you want to share?: Read the explanation for the eyelit kit THREE TIMES! before you start puncing holes! I read it once; "this is easy", read it again "wait, that was wrong, it should go like this", punched, broke 2 eyelits, read for the third time; oooh it should go like the first time ... yeah >.>
How happy are you with the result?: Happy, but the corset could be better.
Onto the pictures
The three pieces

The headbow

The corset's music side, 'note to self, replace shiny ribbon with a prettier one!'

and the other side, with flash.

The skirt

And the pleats

And a little coord :)

I hope you like it ^^

Monday, January 9, 2012

Wee House

I have fallen in love with Wee houses while stumbling on craftster.
Here's the post with the craft along
Wee houses are just like it says, little houses which you decorate to your liking.
Here are some examples

And to top it of ... (though this is acutally a gingerbread house but you can do it too with card board or foam board)
The Burrows (The Weasleys house!)

Most of these houses aren't build by scratch but are made by Small house craft kits like this one

Because I couldn't find one in our toystores (we don't really have a craft store here), I'm making it from scratch using this template and left over card board from my maquettes making.
Here are some of the pieces painted. The main roof isn't painted yet because I don't really know what I want for it.

I'm going for a gothic mansion where an elegant lady lives who likes painting, reading, piano playing and witch craft :D For the colour combination I've chosen black-silver-red :)
Now how to make a little piano!