Random Beauty Haul

Sadly tomorrow is my last day of Christmas break, which means it’s back to Holland. Unfortunately for my this doesn’t just mean back to college and classes. No it actually mean lots and lots and lots of stress because some idiot at my University decided to schedule exam week right after Christmas break. For me that means that I’ll be taking 7 finals until the 15th of january. And if that wasn’t enough I also have 3 papers due. Awesome, right?

Since I’ll be leaving tomorrow my mom and I went to do some grocery shopping. Of course I had to stop in the beauty section and of course I had to buy something.

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This is what I got. 2 baby lips lip balms by Maybelline and a new hairbrush.

I’ve heard a lot about the baby lips lip balms by Maybelling. Many of my friends love them so I decided to give them a try. I went for the colors Peach Kiss and Cherry Me.

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I think they have a cute look to them and I definitely know why my friends love them so much. They give you exactly what they advertise for: a lip balm with a hint of color. I know that I’m gonna take these everywhere I go from now on. Especially the Peach Kiss one.

I also wanted to get a little brush for my purse that I could easily take with me so I stumbled across this awesome hairbrush. It’s called Tangle Teezer. With its cool design it fits perfectly into the balm of your hand. It’s small. It’s practical. It untangles your hair without causing you pain. It’s perfection.

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I’m totally happy with the products I bought today and I can just recommend them to you guys. Enjoy the rest of your Saturday!

 

 

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Lost and Found: My Very First Pair of Heels

It is not unknown that most girls have an estimated amount of millions of shoes. Females are just known for being obsessed with shoes. I wouldn’t particularly call myself a shoe fanatic and compared to many females I probably don’t have many shoes but the ones I do have I take much care of. Especially since I don’t just buy any shoes. My feet are very sensible so I tend to save some money and invest that in more expensive shoes that are of good quality.

With about 5 ft 4 1/2 I’m really not that tall. Almost all of my friends are at least a few inches taller than me and now that I go to college in the Netherlands I feel shorter than ever. People there are freaking tall! That’s exactly the reason why I tend to wear heels so I don’t look like a dwarf next to everyone else.

Just like probably every girl I still remember buying my very first high heels though they weren’t really that high. I’m originally from Europe but I’ve lived in Louisiana, USA, for a while when I was a 15-year-old. There I attended a private High School and just like every typical High School we had school dances of course. So when I was 15 I went to my first High School dance; the Homecoming Dance. I was wearing this gorgeous  dress and I got the cutest shoes to go along with it. I was in love with them. Although I was only 15 I felt like such a woman. After all I was buying my very first heels. Guys probably won’t understand this but for most girls wearing heels for the first time is like being one step closer to growing up and becoming a woman.

I have always kept my first high heels but suddenly I couldn’t find them anymore and that made me really sad. They were my first and I wore them to Homecoming so they bring back a lot of good memories.

After 2 months I finally found them in some old box in the very back of our basement. You cannot imagine how relieved I was. Now they are in a very special place in my closet next to my most precious heels. This way I hopefully won’t lose them again.  Anyway.. this just inspired me to dedicate a post to my very first high heels.

My little babies
My little babies

Am I the only one that’s this sentimental or do you girls still remember your first pair of heels and what occasion you bought them for?

Much love :)

Just Some Little Things

Yesterday I have told you guys all about my stay in London and today I’m going to show you some of the things I bought during my stay. Lucky for me there were many sales in almost every store I went in. Still I didn’t buy that much because I’m trying to save more money rather than spending it all. It’s my New Years Resolution and I’m really curious how long it will last.

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it was raining and very story so the umbrella I brought unfortunately got killed by the British weather, so I had to get a new one. Besides it rains quite a lot in the Netherlands as well and since I’ll be returning to Holland on Sunday to take my final exams of this semester before my 2nd semester starts a new umbrella will come in quite handy.

Isn't it adorable?
Isn’t it adorable?

Since it was cold and windy my ears were freezing and I sure didn’t want to catch a cold. Usually I’m not much of a hat person but I fell in love with this one and it was on sale. That’s always a good argument.

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Just like every other tourist I had to get some souvenirs from a gift shop so I bought some key chains that I can now put next to my Eiffel Tower and the Empire State Building.

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As I might have mentioned before I am just a little bit vain when it comes to my hair and I love love love wearing bows or cute headbands. What’s very unfortunate though is that not many people seem to wear that around where I’m currently living ( I don’t really care about that) but that makes it pretty hard to find cute hair accessories that aren’t meant for little girls. In London there were so many stores with adorable hair accessories so I just had to get some.

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That’s it already. I just wanted to get a few things that would remind me of the great time I had in London and I believe I found some good stuff.

Have an amazing day everyone :)

Starting 2014 with the Perfect Outfit

Now sadly Christmas is officially already over, which makes me feel a little depressed because it’s basically my favourite time of the year but at least we still have New Year’s Eve to come! The last few years I was always massively excited for New Year’s Eve and it was always a rather big disappointment so this year better be amazing because I have planned something amazing!

I will be celebrating into the new year with my best friend in LONDON! I am beyond excited! So far I’ve only been to London once but just for a day. This time I’ll be staying for 5 days.

Since this year I want my New Year’s Eve to finally be really awesome I’m definitely going to need the perfect outfit and I’m pretty sure I’ve found just the right one.

The week before Christmas I was doing some Christmas shopping for some friends when I spotted this beautiful dress and fell in love with it right away. Lucky for me it was on sale so I just couldn’t help myself. I had to buy it.

I just love this color
I just love this color
and I love love looove the back
and I love love looove the back

Since it’s probably going to be very cold and I will be spending quite some time outside counting down the hours until the 2014 before hitting a club I have my fur jacket to keep me warm. Now for all the animal lovers out there.. this fur is NOT REAL! I am a totally animal lover myself and I would never ever ever wear real fur but I just love the look of it.

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The jacket is grey so I thought I’d wear my new grey heels with it. They’re not too high and very comfortable. I guess i’ll be wearing them all night so comfortable shoes are quite important.

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Of course I’m going to need a little purse to carry all my necessary belongings with me. I chose this silver/golden one.

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and one more last photo of some accessories.

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So this is going to be my perfect outfit for my perfect New Year’s Eve.  I’m already beyond excited and I can’t wait for my trip to London. I’ll be leaving early Sunday morning.

I hope all of you will find your perfect outfit to shine in!

Much love!

XX

Sparkly Outfit for the Holidays

So we’re still on Christmas break and my family has decided to end off Christmas by going to a fancy restaurant. Now the question is always: WHAT TO WEAR?  You don’t want to be overdressed and definitely not underdressed.

Here’s an idea from me.

I’m wearing this party dress tonight but I’m going to turn it into an appropriate outfit for a restaurant by adding a few accessories.

One of my favourite dresses
One of my favourite dresses

I decided to match a pearl bracelet with it to make the outfit look more sophisticated.

Of course the right shoes are alway important! Since I’m going to a restaurant I decided to go with a low heel.

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Since the dress is strapless and that might be a little cold I decided to wear my sparkly little black jacket with it.

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As for the hair and make up…. I kind of wanted to create a messy hair look so I washed it and put it up in a bun right after to make it a little wavy. I also put one part of my hair like this Photo on 26-12-13 at 06.26 pm #3

I’m a fan of red lipstick and since it looks good with this dress I decided to go with red lipstick but a light eye make up.

No, my eye lashes are not fake!
No, my eye lashes are not fake!

So this is my sparkly and festive outfit for the holidays. I hope you guys like it. Let me know what you think!

XX