Rosewholesale – my latest Asian-fasion web shop discovery!

Rosewholesale collage

Most of my fashion inspiration comes from Asia. I love reading – a blog written by a Malaysian girl about Japan and Japanese fashion – and while in Korea – one of the best Asian countries to shop – you could find me browsing the little boutique’s of Seoul almost daily. You can only imagine how excited I was when I found out about a -for me new – web shop with super affordable Asian fashion called Rosewholesale. Today I want to share with you some of the items I got from them and a few that I’m eyeing!

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My mini Too Faced and Clinique review for BRAVA Magazine

BRAVA beauty
I’m currently interning in the United States for BRAVA Magazine, Madison’s number one local women’s magazine! It’s impossible to express in words how happy I am to be working with the amazing staff here (check out and like/follow BRAVA’s Facebook and Twitter!) and to be given the opportunity to, as a non-native speaker, learn more about American magazine journalism. For the BRAVA website I, with help from one of the awesome editors, wrote a mini-review on Clinique’s Up-Lighting Liquid Illuminator and Too Faced’s The Bronzed The Beautiful palette (I’ll have a more in-depth review up on this palette coming up on the blog). Please check it out on the BRAVA website and let me know what you think in the comments below!

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[REVIEW] Rimmel Kate Moss Lasting Finish Matte Lipsticks

Review rimmel kate lipstick
Velvet is hot. And so are berry-hued pouts. Darker lips where all over the place this winter—and surprisingly—still are this spring. I found this beautiful bordeaux/berry colored velvet lipstick by Rimmel from the Kate Moss Lasting Finish Matte collection in the store and just had to try it out!

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#Personal – Macarons rule the world

Personal laduree
What is your most liked picture on Instagram? Mine is one of two macarons on a Laduree napkin. When it happend I couldn’t believe it. After all these ‘selfies’ and beautiful travel pictures I get my most likes ever on a picture involving two colorful French cookies! Then I remembered a blog post one of my favorite Malaysian bloggers Cheesie wrote on how to make it to the Instagram popular page using #macaron. Enough about macarons, lets take a look at my past two weeks (including a few sneak peak pictures of Rome!).

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[OOTD] – Fluffy Snow Zebra

Zebra Sweater Primark close up
A fluffy sweater is my best friend during the cold winter time. While  most parts of Europe have yet to see snow, America’s Dairyland Wisconsin (where these pictures were taken) has been covered for months. I decided to pull out this fluffy zebra statement sweater and create an outfit with it using another animal design item. Click further to see how I combine animals prints without making the outfit look tacky!

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[Update] I’m back + working holiday in Helsinki, Finland

Fleur en Elise in Helsinki
It’s been a while! I am back to blogging after more then a month of absence. Next to writing articles for The Beauty Suitcase I work as a freelance journalist and am in the final stages of graduating (journalism, as well). Unfortunately the latter has been taking up all my time lately. For example for a course my classmate Fleur and I took a trip to Finland. Here we investigated (and later wrote about) the place that durability has in Finnish education. I won’t bother you all with that, but I did think it would be interesting to show some of the fun things we did while working in Helsinki. Will you take a look?
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