Wednesday, 31 July 2013

Summer Feelings

Yay! Summer! Most of us love the summer, and so do I. Right now I'm camping with my parents and my brother, and though I don't really like camping (5 minute showers, ants everywhere and a leaky tent) I'm having a good time. Yesterday, for example, we went shopping in a beautiful city called Freiburg. I took some pictures and I also want to show you some things I bought there! Enjoy!

First of all, there are some amazing buildings in Freiburg! There are lots of little towers and everything looks so different from the Netherlands. On the picture above, you see the church. Around the church are cute little shops and the whole thing together looks beautiful!

Another thing I love are the pastel coloured houses everywhere. Most of the shops in the Netherlands are grey and boring but this.. It's amazing! I want to live in a pastel coloured house now. There was also a man making giant soap bubbles, which made everything look even more awesome. You can see them on the picture if you look closely ^.^

There was a lot of wind, so my hair started acting crazy. I was also wearing a dress, so I had a couple of Marilyn Monroe incidents. Oh well, it was funny!

Aaaaand on to the shopping part! In Germany (and in France, if I'm correct) they have a store called Pimkie, and they sell lots of cute things there! I bought the floral pants/leggings on the picture above, and the sweater I'm wearing on the top picture. The pants were €19,99 and the sweater was €24,99. I also finally bought a flower crown thingy! I wanted one so bad but I couldn't find the right one because the flowers were too big, or it didn't feel comfortable, but now I finally found the perfect one! I'm wearing it on the top picture. I got it from H&M for €4,95.

And last but not least, this gorgeous Ciaté paint pot in Mojito 019! I was so happy when I found out they sell Ciaté in Germany! All the colours are so pretty I can barely handle it :3. I bought this one for €9,95 and I think I'll pick up another one before we go home ^.^

Today I just lay by the pool and did nothing but swim, eat, read and sunbathe :p. I guess this is my summer vacation so far, how's your summer? 

Have a nice day ;)

Sunday, 21 July 2013

Introducing: The Cute Couple Challenge Contest!

Hi guys! This is the first challenge of The Cute Couple Challenge Contest: The Chubby Bunny Challenge! Let me introduce you to my friends, Daniël and Mireille. They came up with the idea of doing lots of challenges and posting them on Youtube. They don't have a Youtube channel, so we just post them on mine! For a few months, they've been acting like a really clingy couple, but the fun thing is, THEY'RE NOT A COUPLE. It's all just a joke, but sometimes it scares me a little (they once spent two hours picking out baby names, for example). But hey, it's extremely funny because they piss off everyone and make them think they're a couple. So that's where the name comes from. So far, we've already done 4 challenges, and this is the first one! Enjoy!

Mireille vs. Daniël

1 - 0

Have a nice day! :)
Bye XX

Oh, I completely forgot to mention that Mireille has her own blog as well and you should totally check it out!

Friday, 19 July 2013

Fimo Jewellery

About a year ago, I was searching for some fun diy's on Youtube with one of my best friends. Besides the usual diy stuff (galaxy shoes, studded collars and tie-dye) we found a ton of tutorials on how to make jewellery from polymer clay. It looked pretty easy and fun, so we went to the craft store and bought some polymer clay and varnish. We found out that it was, indeed, pretty easy to make amazing things from polymer clay. So here are a few pictures of the things we've made in the past year. Maybe it's a fun idea for summer?

If you're planning on doing this too, I'd recommend just searching Youtube for cute tutorials. Two amazing channels we often look at for tutorials are ToniEllison and PaperPastels. Also, I wouldn't buy too much polymer clay, beause, what if you don't like it? And you can also mix some colours to get the colour you want. 

Have a nice day! ;)
XX <3

Tuesday, 16 July 2013

My Summer Bucketlist

Hi guys! Today I want to show you this years summer bucketlist. This is actually the first bucketlist I've ever made, and I was quite proud of the result. I don't want to waste this summer, so I've written down 20 things I HAVE to do before it's over. 

  1. Make a dreamcatcher, just because they're cute.
  2. Meet new people, because meeting new people is always fun.
  3. Get really tan, no explanation needed :p
  4. Play 'On My Own' on piano. It's my favourite song, so I should know how to play it.
  5. Do something I wouldn't normally do. Sometimes you need to get out of your comfort zone.
  6. Blog a lot.
  7. Make a collage door. I've already started doing this, but I want my door to be completely full.
  8. Dipdye my hair a crazy colour. Done!
  9. Upload a cover on Youtube. Done! It's on my Youtube channel, if you're curious ;)
  10. Overcome anxiety. The past half year has been full of anxiety and I'm fed up with it. I've gotten over it before (always in the summer vacation) so I hope that will happen this time, too.
  11. Get a hamster. I don't know where it's coming from, but I suddenly really want to buy a hamster. And call him Harry the Brave Hamster. Now I only need to convince my parents that I can actually take care of it too, considering I can't even take care of plants..
  12. Say "YES" to everything for a day. I think it would be funny.
  13. Read at least 5 different books. I always read a lot, but somehow I stopped doing that. So now I want to start reading again.
  14. Sew a dress. 
  15. Have a spa day with friends. Face masks, food and magazines. Sounds great!
  16. Reach 3000 pageviews. Yesterday I reached 2000 pageviews and I would be so happy if I could reach 3000 by the end of this summer!
  17. Have a food fight. 
  18. Start running. Being the lzay kind of person I am, I never exercise. But I should, to stay healthy. So that's why.
  19. Play messy Twister. Paint everywhere!
  20. Watch the sunset from a beautiful place, because that's a thing you just have to do when it's summer.
Thanks for reading! Do you have anything that you just HAVE to do this summer? Leave it in the comments!

Have a nice day ;)

XX Bye!

Sunday, 14 July 2013

Maybelline Color Tattoo 24HR Cream Gel Shadow

Hi guys! Today I want to share a beautiful product with you all! I know I'm a bit late with this product, but I wanted to show it anyways. I've seen lots of beautybloggers rave about it, but somehow, I was never convinced to buy it. I always thought I wasn't actually going to use it and it is a bit pricey after all. But I was wrong! I use this product all the time now, as an inner corner highlight, as a base under my eyeshadow or when I don't feel like putting a lot on my eyes.

I bought mine in 45 Infinite White, because I was looking for something that would make bright eyeshadows look even brighter. And this is perfect! I'm so glad that I finally bought it, because I can't imagine a life without it anymore.

The texture is amazing, the color is extremely pigmented, it stays put for a very long time (I wouldn't say 24 hours, but it still stays on for a long time without creasing) and you only need a little bit to cover your whole eyelid.

If you're looking for a beautiful inner corner highlight or a good base under bright shadows, this is the product for you! I'm definitely going to continue using it on an everyday basis. I hope this review was useful for you and I hope you enjoyed reading it!

Have a nice day! Bye ^.^ XX

Wednesday, 10 July 2013

"When will my life begin?"

Yesterday was one of those days where I was in a Disney kind of mood. Every once in a while, I have those moods where I'm obsessed with Disney music and this time, I was obsessing over the music of Disney's Tangled. I was actually just obsessing over Rapunzel. We are kind of similar, after all. We both have long golden tresses, green eyes and freckles and we're both wondering when our lives are finally going to begin. So, I decided to look up some Rapunzel makeup tutorials and I found a really good one, by Dope2111 . I really liked this look, so I wanted to share the results with you!

Just  like Rapunzel, I think "When will my life begin?" every single day. It's just, some people have really fun and exciting lives and I feel like I'm stuck in a rut. Every day is the same and nothing ever happens. I know that I'm the only one who can change that, but I just don't know how. Sure, I don't expect life to be full of adventures where you search for Holy Grails or whatever, but as a little kid, I did think life as a 15-year-old would be a bit more exciting. Hopefully this blog will bring some excitement into my life and give me a less boring existence :').

And last but not least, the "I'm-dramatically-staring-out-the-window-while-wondering-when-my-life-will-finally-begin-pose". ;)

I really enjoy doing these posts, so let me know if you want to see another Disney princess or a different look! If we had Halloween in Holland, I'd definitely go as Rapunzel (I do need to grow out my hair just a little bit for that to happen, though). I think she's my favourite Disney princess at the moment, who's yours? Leave your answer in the comments below ^.^

Have a nice day! ;)

Monday, 8 July 2013

Summer Favourites: MAC Azalea Blossom Ombre Blush

The sun has finally decided to show her beautiful face, which means: a new summer favourites post! This time I will be talking about my favourite blush this summer: MAC Azalea Blossom Ombre Blush. Unfortunately, it was in the Daphne Guinness collection, so they don't sell it right now. However, it is a very pretty blush, so I'm still writing a post about it ^.^

Friday, 5 July 2013

To dare, or not to dare.

Sometimes in life, we feel the need to take a few risks. We get bored of our simple little lives and feel like we have to spice things up. That's when we dare to do things we thought we'd never dare and when we shamelessly say YOLO, even though we hate the word. Today was a perfect example of a day where I did things I never thought I'd have the guts for.  

Today was our last day of school, so a few people decided to go to school in our pajamas. Well, I went in my onesie. Did I stand out from the crowd? Heck yeah. Did people think I was weird? Probably, yes. But did I enjoy it? A lot! I thought it was hilarious and a lot of other people thought it was funny and cool, too. So do I regret it? Nope. Not at all.

I had been obsessing over dip-dyed hair for one and a half year, together with one of my best friends. But we never dared to actually do it ourselves. Today was different. We were in a very impulsive mood, so we went to the shops and picked up La Riché Directions hair dye. We couldn't wait to try it out, so we dyed our hair immediately after we came home. It was so exciting and I'm so happy with the outcome, that I wondered why I hadn't done it before! Only because I was too scared of what other people were going to think.

What I'm trying to say with this really deep piece of writing is, don't be scared to do the things you really want to do. Dance like no one's watching, dip-dye your hair and wear the sweater your grandmother gave you for Christmas, if you want to! There will always be people who are going to judge you, no matter what you do. Dare to live the life you wish to live.

Have a nice day!
XX ;)

Tuesday, 2 July 2013

I'm on Youtube!

Hi there! I'm quite excited to announce that I can be found on Youtube from now on! I'm also a bit nervous, because I'm afraid I'll make a fool of myself, but that's a risk I'm willing to take. I'm not sure yet what kind of videos I will be making, but I think they'll be beauty/life related. My British/American accent is probably rubbish, but you'll just have to live with that :')

Enjoy watching my first video, and if you like it, subscribe to my channel!

50 Facts About Me!

Have a nice day! XX ;)