#TBT: My First Ever Red Lipstick

Hello lovelies!

It’s Thursday, which means we’re only one day away from the weekend! Hallelujah! Now, I don’t know about you but I like to browse through old pictures every now and then and do a bit of reminiscing the good old times. Haha. So I thought why not go back a few years and share with you my first ever red lipstick. This might even be my first lipstick ever. I’m not entirely sure but it’s definitely one of my first lipsticks. I bought this little beauty in 2009 at the young age of 14. Why do I still remember that? Well, it was a very special moment for me.

I had bought this bright red dress for Christmas and I really wanted a red lipstick to go with it and when I wore my dress with my red lipstick that Christmas day I felt so grown up. Obviously I totally wasn’t and I can’t believe how young I actually was but back then I just felt so mature and grown up.

So this is it. My first ever red lipstick.

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Back then I probably only owned Maybelline makeup. I still love that brand today and that’s probably because I still remember my first mascara ever to be a Maybelline one. And they just have amazing products. Oh and when I was 14, so 5 years ago, most of the beauty bloggers on YouTube just started out and if I’m being honest I barely ever spend any time on a computer. So I barely knew about all the high end makeup and if I’m being honest here I definitely wouldn’t have needed something like a Chanel lipstick at that age anyway.

So the shade I bought is 530 in Fatal Red. I quite like the name. It sounds so fierce. As you will be able to tell form the swatch it’s quite a bold and loud red but I thought it would go perfectly well with my dress.

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And now here’s a picture of 14 year old, braces wearing 2009 and me. When I look at it now I haven’t even changed that much. My hair got quite longer and thank God the braces are gone. This definitely isn’t one of my best outfits but back then I thought I’d looked awesome, so that’s what matters I guess. I actually don’t even look like 14. More like 16.

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I hope you enjoyed this little bag to the past post! What was you first ever red lipstick?

Thanks so much for reading!

XX

Sophie

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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.

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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.

anyway….

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 :)