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25.2.17

Awesome Beauty Find // Neutrogena Light Therapy Acne Mask

Hey everyone,

For a while I've been wanting to try the Neutrogena light therapy mask. Over the last few months my skin has gotten worse and I think it's a combination of stress and just hormones that causes the breakouts on my face. It's actually a friend of mine that recommend this product because she has really bad skin problems and uses the mask and the difference was really noticeable after a few times. Unfortunately she lives to far away to try it out, so that's why it's on top of my wishlist! 

Awesome Beauty Find // Neutrogena Light Therapy Acne Mask
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Neutrogena is a skincare brand that's very popular and the number one recommended by dermatologists. It's comparable to the Dermalogica, another skincare brand that has good products as well. From cleansers to suncare to cosmetics, Neutrogena has it all. 

Let's get to know more about the beauty find now. The mask is a new and revolutionizing way to treat acne at home without having to spend hundreds of dollars for every treatment. Dermatologists have used light therapy for a really long time, and now you can do the treatment where you want. The mask protects the power of light and helps to get rid of your acne that can vary from mild to a moderate acne. At first when I read about the mask I was a little bit afraid that using it too much would damage your skin, but that's definitely not the case. The actually recommend to use the mask everyday, in combination with a cleansing product to get a healthier and clearer skin. It's a good product to add to your skincare routine. It's like you light your way to clearer skin! 



Awesome Beauty Find // Neutrogena Light Therapy Acne Mask
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On the website of Neutrogena they published a 12-week clinical study to show you if the mask really helps. I didn't expect the results to be so high. In short, the study shows that the more time people used the mask, the more their skin improved. Almost all participants had fewer breakouts and smoother skin and felt their skin was smoother. For the exact percentages and details about the study you can visit the website of Neutrogena. What's very cool about the design is that while wearing it, it's still possible to browse on your phone, or watch your favorite tv show in bed. My guess was that you have to wear the mask for about an hour a day, but it's only ten minutes. It's the perfect amount of time and fits perfectly into our already so busy lifestyles. So after you washed your face, you slip on your pink device and after watching your tv show your skin has already improved. 

Some dermatologists say that it's still important to not forget about other less cool looking skincare products, like a toner or a soft cleanser. It's recommended to use an oil-free moisturizer after you've used the mask. 

I can't wait to try the mask because I've heard so many good stories about it. Although I don't have really bad acne, it can still improve your skin and lessens the breakouts. The beauty product is available at almost every beauty shop online for $35. Thank you very much for reading today's post! 
QUESTION TIME - Have you every tried the acne mask? Did you skin improve?

Have a lovely day,
Isabella

18.2.17

It's a snuggle up kinda day // Cozy Night In Ideas

Hey everyone,

Today is one of those days where I just want to do nothing. I'm also feeling quite sick and that's why a relaxing day at home just the perfect way to get better. It's half February and the sun is getting brighter, days are getting longer and Spring is coming! It's still cold in the Netherlands and I can't wait to give my wardrobe a complete makeover for Spring. Bringing back all the adorable pastel shades and summer dresses. But let's just enjoy today and get cozy and comfy with these cozy night in ideas. 

It's a snuggle up kinda day // Cozy Night In Ideas


1. Cozy blankets - The only thing you want to do when you're sick or when coming home from a busy day at school, is grabbing your favorite blanket. I bought my blanket last year at the online store called Laura Ashley. It's an English home decoration brand and their style is very classic. 
2. Face mask - What would a cozy night in be without taking care of your skin?! The first thing I always do when I come home is taking my makeup of and when I do have the time I try to make a DIY face mask or I just buy one in the local drugstore. There are so many different masks and ingredients that you can really choose one that's right for your skin. From detoxing to peelings, it's all possible. 
3. Pajamas - When people ask me 'what is your current obsession?' my answer would definitely be collecting pjs. I always change into my pajamas when I'm at home. It sets my brain into the relaxing mode and it's just way more comfortable than wearing skinny jeans all day. Hollister has very cute loungewear right now, and it's my go to brand to score cute undies and bralettes as well. 
4. A good book - Although I don't really like to read books, this book was really fun and is top recommend on Amazon and Goodreads. You can cuddle up in a blanket with the book called A Dog's Perspective from Bruce Cameron and get away from your own busy world for a moment. In short, the book tells the charming story of a dog searching for his purpose in life. 
5. Slippers - Cold feet are not part of a cozy night in. Slippers don't have to be expensive. Usually I buy some slipper socks at my local drugstore from around one euros. But on top of my wishlist are still the Ugg slippers. They are so comfortable and warm and you can also use them outside. The ones I'm wearing right now are I think owl ones and they keep my feet warm and they are cute too!

Thank you so much for reading today's post! Let's have that one day where you completely relax and avoid the winter blues. 
QUESTION TIME - Do you have a cozy night in once in a while? And what is your favorite cozy idea?

Have a lovely day,
Isabella


11.2.17

Pink Makeup To Brighten Up Your Day

Hey everyone,

It's snowing again today! Snow makes everything look so much prettier and it makes me want to snuggle up inside and drink hot chocolate with my favorite cookies. Even though I really like snowy and cold weather, I'm also looking forward to Spring. All those beautiful flowers, green grass and cute dresses are coming soon. Last week I went out on a hunt for some pink makeup items. Soft pink reminds me of Spring and is also very trendy at the moment and why not give a try. Read further for some pink makeup finds to brighten up your day!

MAKEUP REVOLUTION AMAZING LIPGLOSS

MAKEUP REVOLUTION AMAZING LIPGLOSS 
My first pink find is this lipgloss from the makeup brand called Makeup Revolution. It's in the shade natural pink and leaves just the perfect amount of color. I love that it's not really sticky, but it feels a little bit heavy on your lips. The lipgloss does moisturize your lips well and usually lasts around two hours. It can be worn alone or on top other lipsticks to perfect your look. This lipgloss is not very special, in comparison to other glosses I've tried. But there's nothing wrong with it if you don't want to spend too much it's still good quality. €2,- 

MAKEUP REVOLUTION AMAZING LIPGLOSS


ETOS COLOR CARE LIPSTICK
Etos is a Dutch drugstore brand and has had a big makeover recently. Etos has introduced new product lines and a completely different and more modern look. When I walked into the store I was immediately drawn to the Etos color care lipstick collection. They are in so many colors and in almost every nude shade you can think of, from dark to fair. I ended up choosing the Gimme Gimme shade which is a very soft pink/nude shade. When you put it on it feels very soft and natural. The color is not very bright, it's just perfect and it has a little bit of glitter as well. I really like this lipstick and I'm definitely going to try the other shade from this collection soon! €4,-

ETOS COLOR CARE LIPSTICK


ETOS SOFT PINK NAIL POLISH
This is another budget find from the Etos makeup collection. Nail polish is for most women just as much as an addiction as shoes or clothes. The new range of Etos has launched 72 new shades, plus 12 top coats and a protection base coat. I choose the color No History and it's so cute and adorable! It looks like a baby pink and with only two layers it looks really good. Often I like to add on top of the nail polish a top coat or a white shade to make it last longer. When I apply a top coat it stays for around 3 to 4 days. Whenever I need another nail polish this brand always has the perfect shade for me. €2,-

ETOS SOFT PINK NAIL POLISH
Thank you so much for reading today's post! I hope you're just as much looking forward to Spring as I am! 
QUESTION TIME - Do you love pink makeup? And what is your makeup color for this Spring?

Have a lovely day,
Isabella❤

8.2.17

Essential Travel Items Every Girl Needs

Hey everyone,

It's a snowy and cold day today in Holland. If you're just like me, than you're already looking forward to your next trip this summer. This summer I'm going to a dream island I've always wanted to go to. It's going to be a family trip to Palau, a beautiful place in the north of Sardinia in Italy. Although my trip is still months away, maybe yours is very soon. It's never too early to start thinking about what to pack in your suitcase. To help you a little bit further I've created a list with Essential Travel Items every Girls Needs to bring with her. Get cozy and let's get started!
Essential Travel Items Every Girl Needs and a must have packing list for your next trip!


1. POWERBANK - They come in so many different patterns and colors that there will always be one you like. When traveling, a power bank is very handy so you don't need to worry that your battery dies any moment. Unicorn items are very trendy right now, and this power bank is so cute!

2. MOISTURIZER Dermalogica is one of my favorite skincare brands. They have a line especially designed for young adults called Clear Start. The moisturizer that I use daily is definitely an essential when traveling. It's called the Dermalogica Clear Start Oil Clearing Matte Moisturizer with spf15. To keep your skin young, even in the winter I choose a skincare product with at least spf15 just to protect my skin. Your skin can get quite dry, and it's great to have a product that takes care of your skin. You can even apply the moisturizer as a makeup base. I've also written a review about the moisturizer which you can read here.

3. ORGANIZING BAG - This is a simple bag-all organizer which you can bring easily with you on your next trip. It's a bikini organizing bag made from canvas. The founder and stylist Jennifer Jansch had a desire to live more sustainable so she launched bag-all. The bags are designed to be used and reused and are not only gift bags. You can also use them to put basic items in like your bikini, or socks.

Essential Travel Items Every Girl Needs4. BACKPACK - Of course for all your travel essentials a backpack is the number one priority. Marc Jacobs has the perfect backpack to put your essentials in. It's a mini biker nylon backpack in grey. They also have it in dark blue and black, depending what look you love better. The two front zip pockets are great to store smaller items in, also with a two zip closure. It's a backpack more for weekend trips, for longer stays Marc Jacobs has backpacks that are a little bit larger than this one.


5. JOURNAL - Years later the funnest thing to do is looking back on your trip and bringing all the memories alive again. You can write all your thoughts, activities, lists, quotes, pictures and so many more things in your journal. It's a creative outlet and perfect to look back on. On Not On The High Street you can personalize your own journal to make it even more special. 

6. LUGGAGE TAG - When you want to bring a suitcase with you for longer stays, a luggage tag is inevitable. Asos always has so many fun gifts and accessories. This luggage tag is from the stationary brand called Paperchase in the shape of a llama.

Essential Travel Items Every Girl Needs

7. HEADPHONES - Headphones are basically my second home, no really. When I go to bed I wear my headphones to listen to some music and I keep up with my favorite Youtubers( KKANDBABYJ and SACCONEJOLY). But also during the day they are really handy if you want to study and block out the noises around you. This pair of headphones is from Urbanears. I have one at home in purple also from this brand and they are very comfortable and easy to bring with you when traveling. It's in the color lime and has a modern and minimal look. 


8. HAND CREAM - Just as taking care of you face is important, your hands can get very dry as well. A hand cream is the solution for smooth and silky hands, even when traveling. I'm loving the brand Lush right now. They have a hand cream called helping hands, with ingredients such as a calming chamomile and cocoa butter cream. The hand cream is soft pink and is made only of natural ingredients. 


Essential Travel Items Every Girl Needs



























9. BOOK - Sometimes you need a little break from all the social media and the internet. Reading is perfect to relax and think about nothing else but your book. The famous vlogger Sierra Furtado has written a called Life Uploaded. She explores what is means to redefine happiness and stay trough to your self when you are in the spotlight. I really enjoyed reading the book, in case you still need a fun book to put on your summer reading list this is definitely a recommendation!

Thank you very much for reading today's post! 
QUESTION TIME - What is your favorite travel essential? And what are your travel plans for this summer?
Have a lovely day,
Isabella❤

1.2.17

Build A Bear + Cookies By Design Giveaway

Hey everyone,

Today I want to share with you a giveaway where you  have a chance to win something sweet and cuddly in combination with a cash prize. I really love Build A Bear and I wish the shop was in my town as well. Good luck and don't forget to sign up! 

Every year, Feb. 14 marks the search – or sometimes scramble – for the perfect Valentine’s Day gift. Whether you plan in advance or do a last-minute dash, stepping outside the traditional gift of flowers with something a little more personalized, loveable – and tasty – can go a long way toward showing your love and affection. If you’re still on your search, Cookies by Design and Build-A-Bear Workshop can help with an easy and delicious gift idea. Hand-decorated cookie bouquets combined with huggable, adorably outfitted bears are the best of both worlds and make great presents for everyone from your longtime sweetheart or new flame to your favorite kid or kid-at-heart. Each cookie bouquet is made-to-order and every cookie is decorated by hand – you can even have your custom love note or photo printed right on the cookies!  
Build A Bear + Cookies By Design Giveaway


Last-minute gift givers can take advantage of ready-made Build-A-Bear Cookie Baskets, available at all Cookies by Design store locations with nationwide delivery, and specially customized baskets only take an additional day or two to create. You can stop in at any Cookies by Design location or order online at: http://www.cookiesbydesign.com/build-a-bear-bouquets Valentine’s Day isn’t the only time you can order these special bouquets, though. Cookies by Design also makes them year-round for birthday, baby and get well gifts. 

Build A Bear + Cookies By Design Giveaway


Now for the fun part! Cookies by Design is offering the chance to win two special occasion baskets – one for the winner (you know you want one for yourself!) and one to give away - plus one $150 Visa gift card, which could come in handy for a cozy dinner date. Just fill out the form below for a chance to win. This giveaway is open to US only and ends on 2/9 at 11:59pm EST. Must Good luck! This is a sponsored post on behalf of Cookies by Design and facilitated by Conservamom

Disclosure: All opinions are 100% mine. This giveaway is in no way associated with, sponsored, administered, or endorsed by Facebook, Twitter, Google, Pinterest or any other social media network.All opinions and experiences are Conservamom‘s. Open to US residents only , must be 18+. Confirmed Winner(s) will be contacted through email and have 48 hours to respond before a new winner will be drawn. No purchase necessary. Void where prohibited by law. The sponsor will be responsible for product fulfillment to winner(s) of the giveaway. The disclosure is done in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission 10 CFR, Part 255 Guides Concerning the use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising. For questions or to see your product featured in an Event you can contact Elia At Conservamom. 

Thank you so much for reading my post! 
QUESTION TIME - Do you love Build A Bear? 

Have a lovely day,
Isabella❤



31.1.17

La la land | A Romantic & Cheerful Movie

Hey everyone,

Since having watched Fifty Shades of Grey last year, La la land is now my favorite movie of all time. After I had seen the movie trailer I really was looking forward to seeing the whole movie. It's a feel good movie, kind of like a musical with a lot of songs and a romantic touch to it. I love Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone, they are great actors and have a special on screen chemistry together. I've never seen them play such a good role as in this movie. 

LA LA LAND MOVIE REVIEW

la la land movie review and reasons why you'll love watching it


The romantic musical comedy-drama is written and directed by Damien Chazelle. The screenplay was written in 2010 but there wasn't a studio who wanted to finance the production. After the success of Whiplash, the screenplay was picked up by Summit Entertainment. On Augustus 31st La la land premiered at the Venice Film Festival and the movie has now earned 179 million worldwide. 
WHAT IS THE MOVIE ABOUT? 
The movie starts with a scene where cars are stuck in traffic in LA. Than all the drivers start to sing 'Another Day of Sun' together. They jump on cars, actors are free styling and it's just a happy song about hope.Than we meet the Sebastian
(Ryan Gosling) and Mia (Emma stone) Sebastian is a pianist and Mia is an actress in the movie. They can't get along very well but start to care for each other more and more in the end. Next you have a scene where Mia and Sebastian are walking over the Hollywood Hills during sunset. It's a beautiful location and it's also the first important scene. Mia and Sebastian start to see how much they are actually alike. Mia doesn't want to go to auditions anymore because it's not worth it. Sebastian has a dream vision of Jazz and he doesn't want to play music anymore for tourists. They both want to have a fresh start and follow their dreams. Stone and Gosling are attracted to each other and they sing a song about that they're not a couple and that their time is wasted. Than they also start dancing together to beautiful song and the choreography was really perfect. It's amazing to see how these two actors dance and sing, even though they aren't performers in real life. These to actors really made the movie a succes. The meaning behind the movie is that it's very easy to get pushed away to another direction than to your dream. Sometimes the only thing to get back on the right path towards your dream is another person. 

La la land shows that you should never stop following your dreams. Often we get caught up in our busy lives and we have to stop and think about how we actually want to live further. It's a magical movie, showing the era of Classic Hollywood. The dreams we dream of achieving are the ones that keep us dancing and alive. 

QUOTES
Mia: [singing] Here’s to the ones who dream, foolish as they may seem. Here’s to the hearts that ache. Here’s to the mess we make. She captured feeling, sky with no ceiling, the sunset inside with rain. Here’s to the ones who dream, foolish as they may seem. Here’s to the hearts that ache. Here’s to the mess we make.

Mia: It's pretty strange that we keep running into one another. 

Sebastian: Maybe it means something.

Mia: I doubt it.

Sebastian: Yeah, I didn't think so.

Mia and Sebastian are realizing that they keep running in to each other and start to think if it means something. Mia doesn't agree but you know they have a chemistry together. 


la la land movie review and reasons why you'll love watching it


Bill: You're fired.
Sebastian: It's Christmas.
Bill: Yeah, I see the decorations. Good luck in the new year.
Sebastian gets the news from his boss that he's fired. Although losing your job is never fun, it can make him think about his future and his dreams more. 


la la land movie review and reasons why you'll love watching it



OPINION
Maybe you've already noticed but I've really fallen in love with the movie! It's a magical movie and the scenes are all played so well. I really love all the songs, and I'm now trying to play them on the piano. The dances where choreographed my Mandy Moore, a choreographer know for So You Think You Can Dance. You can see that the dances are really well performed and it suits the songs perfectly. 

Thank you so much for reading today's post! 
QUESTION TIME - Did you already watch La la land? And did you like it?

Have a lovely day,
Isabella❤

28.1.17

4 Romantic Valentine's Day Date Night Ideas

Hey everyone,

Valentine's Day is coming up soon! It's the day of showing your loved ones how much you care about them and maybe even sending them a little card or gift as a thank you. Gifts are not the only way of showing how much you love that person, what better way than doing something fun together. If you have a boy friend or girl friend it's smart to already start brainstorming some ideas for a cute date night. Those can vary from staying at home to going out for dinner or even going on a trip together. Ready further to get some inspiration for romantic date night ideas for Valentine's Day now!


Romantic Valentine's Day Date Night Ideas


BAKING COOKIES TOGETHER
I would say simple doesn't always have to be less fun. A date night is just as perfect at home as going out to a fancy restaurant. It's all about spending time with your loved one and baking is a great way to bond and have fun as well. Together you can try out new recipes or maybe even try and come up with your own delicious cookie recipes. 


Romantic Valentine's Day Date Night Ideas



LONG WALK ON THE BEACH
For the sporty persons under us going for a long walk is a great choice. While working out you can talk about everything and anything for hours. The beach itself is in the evening already a very romantic place, hearing the waves and walking trough the sand. If I had to choose a date night idea I would probably choose this one. Even though in February it's not really warm yet, the beach is always a good idea! 


Romantic Valentine's Day Date Night Ideas

AT HOME MOVIE NIGHT
Watching movies all night together and cuddling up under a fluffy blanket is also a very fun and romantic date night activity. You can stay in your Pyjamas, eat popcorn, snuggle up and really be with the person you love which is at the end the most important, no matter what you do. I love watching romantic comedies those are great to set the tone for a romantic evening. 


Romantic Valentine's Day Date Night Ideas

SPA AND WELLNESS TREATMENT
From full body massages, to hand or feet massages it's all possible. It's fun to get pampered together and you feel very relaxed afterwards as well. Nowadays we looks at our mobile phones so much that we almost forget how important humanity touch is. It releases a hormone called oxytocin and reduces the amount of stress. A romantic massage brings you and your boy or girlfriend closer together. 

Romantic Valentine's Day Date Night Ideas


Thank you very much for reading today's post!
QUESTION TIME - What is your favorite date night idea for Valentine's Day? And have you already planned it?

Have a lovely day,
Isabella❤

24.1.17

Burt's Bees Tinted Lip Balm in Red Dahlia review

Hey everyone,

Recently I discovered the English beauty brand called Burt's Bees. While I was on a shopping spree I came across a range of Burt's Bees body lotions and lip balms at my local drug store. If you ask me what product my would be my favorite, you'll probably don't get an answer because I really love everything they have. The brand has also expended it's range and now also sells skin care product and baby care products. 

Burt's Bees Tinted Lip Balm in Red Dahlia review


Today's review is about my Burt's Bees tinted lip balm in red dahlia. The tinted balms are available in 9 different shades: honeysuckle, petunia, blush orchid, pink blossom, hibiscus, caramel daisy, rose, red dahlia and sweet violet. They are all named after flowers. The balms all have a tinted formula, which adds a subtle hint of color to your lips. I like that the color is not too bright, it looks really natural. All of them are 100% natural and have shea butter and botanical waxes in them. 


Burt's Bees Tinted Lip Balm in Red Dahlia review


I wanted to choose between sweet violet, a light purple shade and the red dahlia, a more red shade. I ended up choosing the red color because I love red and didn't have a lip product in that shade. But all the shades are very nice! Lately I'm really into natural makeup so this balm was perfect for me. The balm is very easy to apply and you don't need a mirror at all. I always need something to keep my lips from getting dry, especially during winter. This balm moisturizes my lips for a pretty long time and the color stays also very long. It gives a little bit of a shiny look at first but that fades away quickly. It's creamy and feels really nice on your lips. In my opinion it's the better version of Babylips. The balm smells a little bit like granberries but not a fake smell, it smells really natural and soft. 
Burt's Bees Tinted Lip Balm in Red Dahlia review

The retail price is 7 euros and is a little bit on the higher end. In comparisons to the quality of the product I think it's well spend and a great investment. This balm is definitely one of my favorite lip products now and I still use it everyday. A balm is not only great for cold days, but I think I'll wear it in summer as well. 

Thank you very much for reading today's post! To get your Burt's Bees tinted lip balm click here

QUESTION TIME - Have you ever tried this tinted balm? If so, did you like it?

Have a lovely day,
Isabella