A fashion, beauty and lifestyle blog

23.5.20

THE DO'S AND DON'T OF STATEMENT JEWELRY


Hi everyone!! Another week has flown by! We're heading towards the end of May, and that means the weather is getting better and better. I hope everyone is still healthy and doing okay in these strange times. This situation made me realize that having food on the table, a roof above your head, and your loved ones close to you is all you need really. Today I would love to share with you a few tips and tricks and do's and don't with statement jewelry. Statement jewelry can be a bit tricky sometimes because you can go overboard with your outfit quick quickly aha! Lets get comfy and get right to it!

If you're looking for cute statement jewelry, than I think this webshop will be the perfect place to wander around! You can find anything from colorful necklaces, to earrings, and much more. I love that the webshop also has a gift guide section where you can easily search for gifts for friends or family.

Mix and Match 
It is not necessary to wear the same jewelry each time. Try to switch things up and make it a bit more fun. Explore what colors you like and what kinds of styles suit you and your outfits the most. What matters is that the statement jewelry makes your outfits complete by adding something extra to it. Playing with colors patterns look like adding a darker colored pink statement bracelet in combination with a soft pink dress. Or a multi-colored necklace with hints of blue in combination with blue jeans and a white shirt.
Don't Go Too Overboard
In general I would say I find that when I'm wearing clothes that are already quite bright and colorful, I tend to pick jewelry that is also very bright and bold. But that can make or break or look. If your outfit is quite simple and in soft colors, then it can be nice to add some cute statement pieces, like a for example cute big hoop earrings.

Wear With V-Necks
When you're wearing a dress or shirt with a v-neck, you could make your outfit more fun with a bold statement necklace! Especially layered necklaces are really cute if they follow the structure of your t-shirt.

Invest in Timeless and Classic Pieces 
The last thing I would say is the key to a lasting wardrobe, is to buy jewelry that lasts. You can buy a lot of things that are so so, but in the end you'll likely end spending more than when you buy a few pieces you really like that costs a little bit more and are of more quality.

QUESTION TIME - DO YOU LIKE STATEMENT JEWELRY?

SHARE:

21.5.20

MY FAVORITE YOGA WORKOUTS // YOUTUBE HIGHLIGHTS

best yoga online workouts
Hi everyone!! I hope you're still healthy and doing well in this weird time! Despite the lock down and everything that has been happening in the past few weeks I feel like times is going by faster and faster. How is that possible?! I can't imagine how tough it is to be separated from family and loved ones. Even myself, with family living in another country, there are days where I miss them so much and wish I could just hop on a plane hug them. But, your health is the main priority, so just hang in there. Just know that to everything comes an end, and when this is all over, you can look back and say you coped with that and came out even stronger, while appreciating the normal life before the lock down happened! Everyone copes with the situation differently. Despite it not being my favorite thing to do, I have found out that yoga actually is very helpful to keep your mind healthy and calm. I've searched YouTube and listed a few of my favorite/the best workouts on YouTube and will list them here below. Grab your yoga mat and lets get ready!!

 1. YOGA FOR BEGINNERS - YOGA WITH ADRIENE 
This is a 20 minute video for absolute beginners, and perfect if you are just getting started. She explains the moves very calmly, and makes you feel energized afterwards. Remember if you're just getting started, you probably won't do all the moves perfectly, and that's fine. Practice makes perfect the saying goes. 

2. YOGA ROUTINE FOR FLEXIBILITY WITH JACKELYN HO 
This is a more upbeat and fun workout, where Jackelyn Ho incorporates flexibility exercises into the yoga workout, so you have a bit of both, perfect right?! I find this workout best to do or early in the morning when waking up and before having breakfast. Or late in the evening before going to bed to get into the relax mode. 

3. INTERMEDIATE YOGA WITH VINYASA YOGA

If you're already a bit more intermediate and have done yoga a lot, than this 45-minute workout will be nice. It's a bit longer, and helps to strengthen, tone, and sculpt your body, but in a way you don't feel like you're working out. I've done this workout on the weekends after a short cardio workout, and it feels really good to do something more calm afterwards. 

Thanks so much for stopping by on my blog! It means a lot to me!! I hope I inspired you to get of the couch and start doing some yoga haha!

QUESTION TIME  - How do you stay fit? Have you ever tried yoga? 
SHARE:

7.5.20

MOEDERDAG CADEAUTIPS - MAAK JOUW MOEDER BLIJ!

MOEDERDAG CADEAUTIPS
En het is alweer bijna zover, moederdag komt eraan! De perfecte dag om jouw moeder eens extra in het zonnetje te zetten. Met name in deze situatie met het coronavirus is iedereen toch iets meer gestrest en onrustig dan normaal, wat helemaal niet raar is. Het is best wennen om opeens zoveel thuis te moeten zitten en je routine helemaal moet omgooien. Dat vergt heel wat zelfdicipline. Des te meer reden om extra te laten merken dat jij jouw moeder waardeert! Als jij nog op zoek bent naar een leuk cadeautje lees dan gauw verder!

IETS LEKKERS VOOR BIJ DE KOFFIE OF THEE 
Ik denk dat de meeste vrouwen bijna altijd wel zin hebben in iets lekkers toch?! Behalve als je aan de lijn bent natuurlijk aha.. Maarrrr in deze onzekere tijden hoeft je moeder niet zo streng te zijn voor zichzelf. Af en toe jezelf verwennen moet kunnen! Op hemdvoorhem.nl kun je super leuke cadeauboxen vinden waarbij je bijvoorbeeld een stuk chocolade en een paar leuke gekleurde sokken kunt uitkiezen. Het wordt dan ook nog eens leuk ingepakt in een cadeaudoos met strik zodat je zelf niks meer hoeft te doen. Het stuk chocolade is van het Nederlandse merk Tony Chocolony, super lekker!! Je kan het stuk chocolade zelfs ook nog laten smelten in de warme melk voor een lekkere chocomelk.
MOEDERDAG CADEAUTIPS
HAPPY SOCKS VOOR HAPPY FEET
Bij een lekker stuk chocolade moet je natuurlijk ook iets comfortabels aandoen. In de cadeausets op de webshop heb je keuze uit verschillende patronen en leuke vrolijke kleuren sokken van Happy Socks. Ze staan leuk ook voor onder een spijkberbroek, maar in huis met je pyjama zijn ze natuurlijk ook prima. De cadeauboxen zijn er in vesrchillende samenstellen, zo kun je de soort chocola uitkiezen en je favoriete paar sokken die je moeder blij kan maken!!

QUESTION TIME - Heb jij al iets leuks bedacht om aan je moeder te geven? Natuurlijk hoeft een cadeau niet super veel te kosten, uiteindelijk draait het om het gebaar!

SHARE:

16.3.20

KIKO MILANO MAKE-UP HAUL

KIKO MILANO MAKE-UP HAUL
And I'm back again! We're in the midst of the coronavirus outbreak, and it kind of all feels very surreal, like a horror movie.. Most countries are in lockdown right now, flights are canceled, and schools and universities are closed. But hopefully with each country taking severe measures and people taking the responsibility to stay at home as much as possible, the outbreak will soon be less and everyone can go back to their normal lives again. Stay strong everyone! For today I would love to share some things I bought from Kiko. I'll be doing a KIKO Milano make-up haul, and will show you some of my favourite products. If you love makeup just as much as me, than let's get right to it! 
KIKO MILANO MAKE-UP HAUL
I'm that girl that most often, walks out the door with just a bare face, being unapologecially herself. But, actually since the last few months I started wearing a bit more makeup. Not because I felt I needed to, but because I thought it was nice to, especially in winter when you see a bit more pale, wear a bit of lipgloss or mascara. It adds that extra sparkle and touch to yourself. Kiko has always been one of my favourite brands. If you're allergic quickly to certain types of ingredients, I would say watch out with Kiko, because, as I am quite sensitive myself, some products are quite aggressive and I can't use them unfortunately. This is the makeup look I created with Kiko eyeliner, the red lipstick, some foundation which is from another brand and that's it. I prefer a natural look, instead of a full face of makeup haha. And it's easier to get of as well ;). 
KIKO MILANO MAKE-UP HAUL
KIKO NAILPOLISH 
I'm a huge nail polish collector and lover aha! I don't know why, but it's just so fun to try out different types of nail polish shades, or combine them. I haven't really tried to do some type of nail art, but maybe I'll put it on my April bucket list. (You too?!;) What I really like is that Kiko is very affordable, and the quality of their products are quite good too. The nail polish is from good quality and lasts long, for about 5 days. They had a huge sale going on, so I took advantage of that and bought two nail polishes. I got the Kiko Mini Nail Lacquer in color 07 Candy Pink. It's a baby pink/nude color and always nice to wear all year round. The other nail polish I got is the Kiko Power Pro Nail Lacquer in color 14 Cherry. A red nail polish is definitely a must have, so I couldn't not get it.

KIKO LIPSTICK
Kiko has so many different lip products!! From lipliners, to creamy lipsticks, lipglosses, and liquid lipsticks and much more. I think my favourite kind of lip product would be a lipgloss. I like something that's a bit more sticky because my lips are always quite dry. And lipglosses usually come with glitter, cute right?! This time I wanted to go for something different, because I usually get lipglosses. I came across the Kiko Creamy Lipstick in color 117 Papaya. It's a fun bright red/orange color and thought it was cute for Spring and Summer. I love that the lipstick is creamy, reminds me a bit of the texture of a lipgloss. It stays on quite well, although after an hour you'll have to put it on again. But overall if you don't like dry lips, this lipstick is great! It's a good alternative to a lipgloss. 

I hope you enjoyed reading today's post!
QUESTION TIME - WHAT IS YOUR FAVOURITE MAKE-UP BRAND? 

SHARE:

20.12.19

PHOTOWALL // WALL DECORATIONS TO REVAMP YOUR ROOM!


Can you believe it's almost Christmas yet?! I feel like every year is going by faster and faster. Sometimes I wish time would just stand still for a moment aha! But, on the bright side, as Christmas is just around the corner, it's the perfect season to to make your home extra cosy for the cold winter days. This is my favourite time of the year, as you gather around with your family around the Christmas tree, opening presents, and just enjoying spending the day with each other. It would be really nice if it would be a white Christmas, fingers crossed!! I would love to share with you a brand I discovered recently that is the perfect place to find anything cute and original to decorate your home or dorm room with. So if you're looking for a way to pimp up your room or give it that extra spark, read further!

PHOTOWALL 
On Photowall you can choose from a big selection of all kinds of wall decorations. From cute murals, to canvas prints, posters and much more. The shop offers you to choose one of their already pre-designed canvas posters or frames. But, you can also choose to add an extra personal touch to it, by picking a favourite picture you want to hang on your wall. This will add your personality to whichever room you're trying to redecorate or redo a little bit. I would have loved to choose a picture of my own, however most of my pictures were not of high resolution enough, so maybe next time. 

PRIMA BALLERINA 
If there's one thing I love doing it's dancing aha. Although I don't do it professionally but just for fun. I was looking on their website and hoped they would have a canvas print that had something to do with ballet or dance in general, and they did! I choose a print with a prima ballerina, and the colors matched well with my room too. The burgundy and different shades of red and skin tone suit well with the nude shades in my dorm room. The prima ballerina print is also available as a mural and in different sizes. I choose to add a frame with the canvas poster, as it's easier to set it up right away. 


INSPIRATION
In the picture above you can see some cute canvas examples on how you could possibly decorate your own dorm room, living room, or even kitchen. It's great that you can decorate almost any area in your home with the wall decorations. Because Christmas is almost here, and if you haven't done your Christmas shopping but need to find a gift last minute, these would be a good solution. You could even give one to your little niece or nephew to revamp their room instead of yours and put a smile on their face aha!

DECORATING TIPS: 
I thought it would be a nice idea to share some general tips and tricks besides decorating your walls to make your place feel like home, as your home is the place you'll be after a long day at work, a cozy night in, etc. Let's get comfy and get right to it!

1. MAKE YOUR BED THE PRIORITY. 
Getting enough and good sleep is very important to be able to do your daily tasks successfully. Maybe add a cozy blanket, add a topper to your mattress, or buy good pillows or add an extra one.

2. GET A COZY CHAIR. 
You can't always use your bed to sit, so why not create another space where you can sit comfortably and read a book, watch Netflix, or just listen to some music to wind down?! It's the perfect way to make your room a place where you can relax and really feel at home. You could even get one of those huge floor pillows if your room is big enough, because those are super super comfy!! (might get one too aha!).

3. LET YOUR PERSONALITY HIGHLIGHT YOUR ROOM. 
It's your room, so your taste and personality should shine through it and represent who you are. It's a good idea if you choose one style and stick to that when decorating, as it's the easiest. Maybe you are someone who is preppy, or maybe you're very into books and reading, then you could add your favourite quotes on the wall, or make a collage of it. There are so many ways and styles, it's up to you to start with choosing one theme to make your room a coherent centre piece that represents you.

I hope you enjoyed reading today's post!

QUESTION TIME - WHAT POSTER WOULD YOU PICK TO DECORATE YOUR ROOM? 





SHARE:

25.10.19

WINTER INSPIRED OOTD + CUTE BRAND DISCOVERY

winter fashion inspiration ootd
It's almost Winter!! I have to say I don't know if I'm ready for it yet.. The winters in Holland can get really cold and snowy, but on the other side, the time around Christmas with all the lights is a lovely period. Just snuggling up under your cozy blanket with a cup of tea and your favourite tv show on Netflix is the perfect way to combat the cold. Today I would love to show you a winter inspired outfit of the day and a brand I discovered in Rome. Let's get right to it! 
winter fashion inspiration ootd
A CLASSY AND COMFY #OOTD
The best place to shop is Italy! My favourite outlet is called Castel Romano just outside the city center of Rome. They have many great deals all year around, and especially when you come there during the sale period, you can score even better things. I always think it's important that a coat and shoes should be from decent quality. They are wardrobe essentials, and it's okay for them to be a bit more expensive. A pair of jeans, and a sweater don't have to be that expensive, it's about balancing your outfit the right way so no one really knows where you got your clothes from. I stumbled across a winter jacket from the American brand called WOOLRICH. I would definitely recommend it if you're looking for long-lasting jackets. I had mine for almost 6 years! I combined the jacket with black skinny jeans from the MANGO. For jeans I prefer HOLLISTER, but sometimes I get them from another brand to vary a bit. I can't remember what brand the shoes are from, it doesn't say on the  inside. I got them at a shoe store in the shopping mall called Euroma 2 in Rome. The heart necklace I'm wearing is from PANDORA. I love that brand, they have so many cute charms. In combination I'm also wearing a bow shaped ring from the same brand.
winter fashion inspiration ootd

winter fashion inspiration ootd
BRAND DISCOVERY: OBAGS!
In the same outlet in Rome I went to, there was a huge OBAG store with many different coloured bags and in lots of different styles. It's really cool I think that you can personally customise each bag the way you like by removing the inside or the handles of the bag. Also the bags are made of a special foam which is sustainable for the environment. They also having watches, sunglasses, and footwear, etc. Both bags are small sized handbags, which you cannot wear over your shoulder. This time I choose more bright coloured ones, because I usually go for natural shades. (changed it up this time:)

Don't forget to check out Dresshead.com where you can find clothes for every season! Especially this women long coat is really cute and comfy to stay extra warm. 

I hope you enjoyed today's post! 
WHAT DO YOU THINK OF OBAGS? Comment down below! xx
SHARE:

5.10.19

30 Fall Blog Post Ideas To Get You In The Mood For Fall

30 Fall Blog Post Ideas To Get You In The Mood For Fall
And it's officially Fall!! The season of pumpkins, pumpkins, oh and did I forget to mention, pumpkins aha! It's the perfect time to start decorating your home or dorm room with some cute accessories, as those colder and rainier days are around the corner. If you're a fellow blogger like me, it's also a great time to get your blog into the fall atmosphere a bit. But don't worry if you need a bit of inspiration, everybody has that need once in a while. So to get you started I've listed 30 fall blog post ideas to get you in the mood for fall. Get comfy and let's get right to it! 

30 FALL BLOG POST IDEAS 

1. Go through your wardrobe and and write about your favourite and most useful transitional clothing items. 
2. If you love makeup; create a halloween makeup look tutorial. 
3. Share a weekly gratitude list. 
4. If it's typical fall rainy weather, stay cozy at home and share your cooking/baking ideas and recipes. (pumpkin soup is delicious!!)
5. Share your favourite Instagram accounts to follow for fall inspiration.
6. If you celebrate Thanksgiving, show what your celebration looks like.
7. Design a fall theme printable.
8. What are you plans for Black Friday?
9. Share your secrets to keeping a healthy and glowing skin during fall.
10. It's a bit cliché maybe, but sharing a bucket list during this time of the year is just the most fun right?!
11. Create your own fall Instagram challenge.
12. Share your most favourite destinations to travel to during fall.
13. Cute fall date night ideas.
14. The scariest movie you've ever seen.
15. Share your goals for October.
16. Share a playlist of your favourite songs.
17. What is your favourite fall childhood memory?
18. Show what a day in your life looks like fall themed.
19. Fall wishlist.
20. How to you stay fit during fall?
21. Share your favourite fall traditions.
22. Halloween costume ideas.
23. Autumnal makeup picks.
24. A Pinterest fall inspired DIY tutorial.
25. Must haves for the ultimate cozy night in.
26. Easy hairstyle ideas for fall.
27. Show your readers your top dark lipstick picks!
28. 10 things you love/hate about Halloween.
29. Your favourite hot drink.
30. Create your own 30 fall blog post ideas post!

I hope you got inspired into writing a blog post or even to create your own post with fall ideas to blog about! What more ideas do you have for fall? 
SHARE:

24.8.19

Summer Outfits 2019


It's a lovely sunny summer day today in Holland and unfortunately I'm sick.. I always get sick at the most inconvenient times aha, but I'm glad it's holiday and am able to recharge and start studying again hopefully fit and energised! I thought it's a nice idea to share some of my favourite outfits for summer. Summer is one of my favourite seasons, just because of so many reasons; longer days, walks on the beach, and many more.. Read further now for some comfy and casual looks for summer! 
Hollister summer outfit inspiration
Hollister off the shoulder top 
HOLLISTER INSPIRED LOOK
This is probably the outfit I've worn most the past few weeks. I normally buy most of my clothes online, because it's easier and you can immediately see if they have your size in stock or not. All the clothes in this outfit are bought in Rome while I was visiting my family there. I usually buy my clothes when I'm there, it's a bit cheaper too. My favourite shopping mall in Rome is called Euroma2, just outside of the city center. They have lots of shops there, including Hollister. I came across the bright red floral top, and thought it was really cute for summer! I always think that when you want to look good in a picture you have to wear red, I don't know why haha. It's just a bright and happy color!  I wore it as an off-the-shoulder top, but you can also wear it as a normal blouse, it's what you prefer. The jeans are from Hollister as well. I like that you can choose the width and the length and the webshop has a big variety of different sorts of models. The one I buy most is the jegging, it fits perfectly and is really comfy. For me it's important if the jeans have enough stretch in them, otherwise it's so uncomfortable. I can remember that most Tommy Hilfiger jeans didn't have that, and I wouldn't recommend buying them if you prefer stretch as well. The shoes are from Superga, absolutely love the brand!! Their shoes are comfortable and easy to combine because they come in many different colors. I wanted to wear something different and choose the platform sneakers in beige. They look nice under a pair of jeans, or in combination with a skirt or dress. 

Mango summer outfit inspiration
Mango floral midi skirt 
MANGO INSPIRED LOOK
This is another outfit that I recently bought during the sale period at the Mango. Both the top and the skirt are from this brand. I never really wear long skirts, but this one was really cute! I try to stay away from black during summer, but black looked actually quite good with the skirt. If you don't like black you can also wear white on top or with a pair of white sandals or slippers. You can wear this outfit with a pair of sandals and a tee for a casual occasion, like to the beach or out for lunch. Or, if you want to make it more chic, you can add a pair of heels, the right jewellery and a cross body bag for example to make your outfit ready for a more formal event. 

Mango summer outfit inspiration
Mango high waisted mom jeans
ANOTHER CASUAL MANGO LOOK
This was the first time I bought high waisted mom jeans. I saw so many women wearing them, and I really wanted to try them on and see if they are actually that nice. And they are! It's feels good to wear something a bit different than just the simple jeans everyday. They're above the ankle, so it's great for summer and even spring or early autumn. I combined it with a black top, my heart Pandora necklace and trainers from Fila. This is an outfit I would wear on days I don't feel like dressing up, but still want to look presentable and feel comfortable at the same time. 

Hope you enjoyed reading today's post and got inspired to go shopping for some new clothes!! 

QUESTION TIME - WHAT IS YOUR FAVOURITE BRAND?

SHARE:
Blogger Template Created by pipdig