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29.7.16

Drugstore beauty buys

Hey everyone,

I hope you're having a great day today?! The holiday is going so fast weeks are flying by. Before you know it's September. I really love just relaxing and doing things you normally don't have time for. I feel like every holiday I become a stronger person, because I spend more time with family and friends and 
having a summer job that's very useful. Last week I went to a drugstore in my neighborhood for some shopping. Sometimes after working hard you have to give yourself a little reward and the best way to do that is by buying makeup! If you love makeup than you're in the right place and I'll let you show my mini makeup haul. Grab a cup of tea and let's get started! 

drugstore beauty favorites

BLUE EYELINER BUDGET BUY
The two drugstores I went to are my favorite shops to buy makeup that's not too expensive. The first shop is called the Hema and it's comparable to a Target or Walmart in the US. The Hema has everything from fashion to beauty to food and I sometimes love to have breakfast there too. I really wanted to buy an eyeliner for a really long time. After my trip to Rome I read some Italian magazines and I saw that colored eyeliner was a big beauty trend and I absolutely love it! I was thinking of buying a bright pink eyeliner but when I tested it it didn't look very good. Than I tested the blue eyeliner and that looked very cute. I normally don't wear a lot of makeup, just some mascara, lipgloss and when I feel like it I wear a brlnzing powder or foundation too. Because it's summer and I bought a blue bikini which If you haven't seen it yet in my other blog post matches really well. So I think my go. To color of summer 2016 is blue. I heard good reviews of Hema makeup. The eyeliner is very easy to apply and the pencil is very handy too. Applying eyeliner has never been my strongest thing haha but I think I didn't do to bad!? The color is very nice and it really stays for almost a whole day. 

hema makeup review


blue eyeliner review


PASTEL BLUE NAIL POLISH BUDGET BUY
Next I also bought a pastel blue nailpolish at the Hema store which is probably my favorite item for the three things. A few years ago I was collecting nailpolishes and I had to have every color possible, with sprinkles, sparkles or black or white. Now I have a huge nailpolish box up stairs and I only use a few colors.. I bought the long lasting nailpolish because I wanted to swim with it as well and it really does stay for a few days. 


ESSENCE LIPGLOSS BUDGET BUY
On to my last beauty buy, it's my Essence lipgloss. I've never had any makeup from this brand until a friend of me wore a really beautiful lipgloss shade and I had to have it too! I love to pick the same shade every time over and over because it's one that I know looks good. It's usually the pink with glitter in them that I wear. Now I wanted to go to a more beige/gold shade and I really like it. It's defentily a shade that I would buy again and it's easy to apply and stays for a few hours hours. 

drugstore makeup products


I hope you enjoyed reading about my recent drugstore beauty buys! Thank you so much for reading as well! What do you think of my eyeliner look?

Have a lovely day,
Isabella 

20.7.16

Best places to shop in Rome

Hey everyone,

I hope you're having a great day today!? I just got back from my vacation in Rome and I really wish I could have stayed a little longer. Away from all the stress at home and just enjoying the weather, the food and the beach. Because my father is Italian I go to Rome quite often with my brother to visit my family. Rome is such a beautiful city and it would really be my dream to study in Rome in the future. The people I met were really nice and friendly. We went to the beach, swimming pool and of course don't forget the shopping outlets! In today's post I want to share with you the best places to shop in Rome + a mini Rome shopping haul! Grab your favorite cookie and let's get started!

view from balcony rome apartment
best places to shop in Rome

EUROMA 2
This is my favorite shopping mall in Rome. It's a very big mall with many different brands and there's always something cute you can find. Shops like Pandora, Hollister, Promod and Apiarium. The last brand is actually one that I discoverd why walking in the mall. It's comparable to the brand Lush and has handmade products like bath bombs or shampoo and it's really nice.You should defenitely check it out. I also went to Douglas and wanted to try something different so I bought myself makeup from Douglas itself, two nailpolishes and a pink glitter lipgloss. Next we went to a candle store from the US called Yankee candle I think you've heard from it before. At the top floor they have many different sorts of restaurants. If you love eating a hamburger than Old Wild West is the place to eat! 
best places to shop in Rome Isabella's Choice #douglas
CASTEL ROMANO
This is a designer outlet in Rome that has many different brands too and always with discount. There are shops like Furla, Tommy Hilfiger and GStar Raw. Furla is my favorite brand, it has so many nice things and the Candy bags are so cute too! In this shop I bought a cute key chain to match my candy bag. Not to forget we also ate an Icecream at Lindt. It's the best place to eat an icecream and the chocolates are so good too! 
furl key chain cute

best places to shop in Rome

VALMONTONE
This designer outlet has more than 180 brand stores and sale all year long until 70% off the outlet price. In this outlet my favorite brand Twin-Set has a big store. I didn't really know the brand until recently when somebody said it was a really nice brand. It's classic but with a feminine touch. I bought two sweater because in Holland it's better to think a head the summer is quite short. One sweater has very cute flowers on top and one sleeve is shorter than the other because it's a one shoulder sweater. I think it looks nice with a pair of leggings in combination. The other sweater is with black studs on top and buttons in the back. Besides Twin-Set there are also shops like Calvin Klein, Coccinelle and Yamamay. This outlet is comparable to Castel Romano, both very nice to visit. 


rome travel plane shopping


DIFFUSIONE TESSILE
These three were the top outlets which I always love to visit when I'm in Rome. For the absolute fashion lovers if you're going to Rome, there is another outlet brand called Diffusione Tessile which sells clothes from Max Mara but are a lot cheaper. They cut all the labels out of the clothes so they can sell them for the outlet price. It's really worth it to visit the store. They have everything from shoes to wallets to coats and it's all so cute!! 
Thank you so much for reading today's post. I hope you enjoyed it. Let me know in the comments if you've been to Rome before and if you liked it!? 
rome fashion outlet
                                                                                                           
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Have a lovely day, 
Isabella 

2.7.16

OMG! The best bikini ever!

Hey everyone,

I hope you're having a great day!? I'm so happy it's finally summer! The summers in Holland aren't that consistent, there are days it's cold and days it's suddenly very hot. But but when the weather is nice it's time to have a summer proof wardrobe. I've been searching online to find a bikini that's not only cute but also good to swim in. I'm quite picky because it's important you don't loose your bikini when you take a dive in the swimming pool.. I finally decided to buy two bikinis from two different brands and would love to show them to you. Get comfy and let's get started!
quotes summer 2016


H&M BIKINI
The first bikini that I bought is from H&M. I always buy my pj's or basics like a striped shirt or tank tops here. I don't really buy there a lot of other clothes. And of course I buy my bikini here every summer. This summer I'm kind of in the mood of the more brighter colors and pastel colors. Last year my bikinis were more black and navy, which is always good but I wanted something more cheerful this time. After having almost put every single bikini possible in my shopping cart, I picked the bright pink one. 

H & M cute bikini inspiration summer 2016

H & M cute bikini inspiration summer 2016


SAM FRIDAY BIKINI
Than on to my other bikini which I have to say is really my favorite. It's from Sam Friday. Maybe you've heard from the brand before. If you don't know Sam Friday sells anything from sports clothing to bikinis and pj's. It's comparable to Abercrombie, both the same style. I love to buy my tops here. They have so many bikinis but I decided to choose the pastel blue one with a charcoal bikini bottom in combination. I love the fit of this bikini and it fits very well and is easy to swim in but is also cute. I also came across this Hamam beach towel which is also very cute in combination with the bikini to make the look complete. I needed something to wear as a coverup and this towel was perfect. 
beach towel cute and bag

cutest bikini ever sam friday
cute bikini inspiration beach 2016



bikini inspiration cute

beach essentials summer 2016

sam friday bikini

Thank you very much for reading today's post! I hope you enjoyed it and got excited as well to start shopping and to make your wardrobe summer proof! 
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Which bikini is your favorite? 
Have a lovely day,
Isabella

1.7.16

Fun DIY projects to try this summer

Hey everyone,

It's officially summer now and my school is finished! Summers are for relaxing, doing fun things with friends and family and learning new skills. I love to make a bucketlist every summer with all the things I want to do. But this post is not about sharing my bucketlist but it's about sharing some fun DIY projects to try this summer that I found on Pinterest and would love to make. I hope you enjoy the fun summer DIY's and let's get started! 

DIY IRON TRANSFER TOTE
diy iron transfer tote
The first DIY project that I really want to try this summer is designing your own bag. Bags are a must have for every girl and designing your own one is so cool! 
THE CRAFTED LIFE

DIY MINI PHOTO MAGNETS
diy mini photo magnets

When I saw theses mini photo magnets on Pinterest I thought I have to make them myself. They look so cute and I'm kind of obsessed right now with taking pictures with my Fujifilm camera so these will be a good compromise too. Things you'll need are for example pictures you really like, glue, magnets, paper and a brush. To get started you can visit her blog: SUNDAESINS

DIY TULLE SKIRT

diy tulle skirt

This is maybe one of the harder DIY projects to do but absolutely worth your time. I normally don't wear skirts very often because it's a lot of the time cold in the Netherlands. But I'm now telling myself that's no excuse because you can wear a legging underneath it haha! I love tulle skirts and they look very princessy and girly. 
DUITANG, For free sewing patterns: SEWINLOVE

DIY FAIRIES IN JAR
fairies in a jar
I don't know why but this DIY remind s me of Tumblr.. The fairies in the jar look so fun to make and you could do this easily with friends and family too. The more you have the better! 

DIY GLITTER LANTERN
diy glitter lantern

Everybody needs some sparkle in their lives and this is the perfect way to add that. This lantern can be transformed into a big glittery lantern. Maybe you're hosting a party and these lanterns would instantly make your place look happy and it's very easy to make. 

Thank you so much for reading today's post! I hope you are inspired to start a new creative DIY project this summer and stay tuned for my next post which will be about my favorite beach outfits! Don't forget to like, comment and follow me here:
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WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE SUMMER DIY? 
HAVE A LOVELY DAY,
ISABELLA

25.6.16

Goals of the month | July 2016

Hey everyone,

Summer is finally here! The past few weeks have been very busy and I've had to deal with quite a lot of stress because of all the exams at school. Studying everyday for hours makes you feel very tired sometimes and you have to take a brake once in a while too. I had to remind myself that it's all for a good cause and more than your best isn't possible. But don't worry I'm feeling a lot better now! 
Gel nailpolish, vlogging, eyeshadow tricks and coloring book

So I'm very happy the sun is shining today and I'm actually wearing my new summer dress. Quick life update: A couple of exciting things are happening next month. First I'll have my driving exam which I want to pass so badly because it's so cool to go places on your own. Now I can bring my mom to work haha.. I also got a summer job in an hotel close to the beach in the housekeeping. I'll clean hotel rooms and also I'll help older people with doing groceries or just having someone to talk to. The last exciting thing that is coming up in the life of a teenage girl is my trip to Rome. Maybe you've read my other posts about my previous trips to Rome too, if not I've been there a lot of times and I'm just in love with the city. Leave in the comments below if your want me to do a shopping haul about the things I bought there in the outlets, because I'm sure I'll do plenty of shopping! For this post I thought it would be a fun idea to share all the things I want to accomplish this month, July 2016. Grab a cup of tea, get your cozy blanket and let's get started! 

My first goal for this month is make up related. I've watched so many videos of people applying many different eyeshadow colors and making it look really pretty and thought why not try it too. I've bought a Rimmel palette with four colors to try the look. 
Trying to apply four different eyeshadow shades

My next goal of the month is something creative. On my last trip to Rome I got myself a Van Gogh coloring book. It's basically an adult coloring book where you can paint or color paintings from Van Gogh your own way. I've haven't had time yet, but for this month I'll make time and get creative again! 
van gogh adult coloring book

Another thing I want to accomplish isn't very difficult but still fun to try. Lately I've been kind of obsessed with nail polishes. I now have every shade you can possibly think of haha.. But I haven't tried gel nailpolish. I went to the store and bought the gel nail polish but one without uv light. I'm going to test if it really stays longer than the normal nailpolishes and if it looks as good as expected. 
trying out gel nail polish
Trying out gel nail polish #nails #blogging

I think about a month ago I started my own YouTube Channel. I thought about it a lot because you're making yourself public and vulnerable to the whole world. But at the end I decided it's so fun and I uploaded my first video. My channel is mainly about fashion, beauty and lifestyle just as my blog and K try to post my videos also on my blog. Mainly Zoella was one of my biggest inspirations and the sacconejoly's too to start making videos. I love their channels and the bright up my day! My goal for July would be to start making more videos and learn some basic editing skills. If you want to visit my channel:  Isabella's Choice Youtube Channel         
Isabella's Choice youtube channel

Thank you so much for visiting my blog! I hope you enjoyed reading my goals for this month and I hope I inspired you to make your own goals for this month too! 

What is your goal of the month July?
Have a lovely day,
Isabella 

12.6.16

8 Best fashion deals online

Hey everyone,

Summer is the best season of the year! It's just around the corner and soon you can wear that cute summer dress you've had in your closet for weeks now! At least I have that haha.. If your closet is not yet summer ready, don't worry there's still time to find some cute summer outfits. I thought it would be a handy and fun idea to list some great fashion deals below of a few of my favorite shops online. I hope you like them let's get shopping and have a fashionable summer! 





1. SASSY STEALS: 10% off first order
sassy steals


2. RENT THE RUNWAY: 20% off first order


rent the runway


3. FASHIONMIA: 6% off all order above €59 
Use discount code: apr6


fashionmia






4. LuLu*s International Shoppers get FREE SHIPPING on orders over $150! Use promo code WORLDWIDE at checkout. Shop Top Fashion!
Use discount code: WORLDWIDE


lulus


5. ROMWE: 15% off for first order with code 15%off
Use discount code: 15%off
romwe


6. STERLING FOREVER: Enjoy 15% Off Side Wide!
sterling forever


7. CUPSHE: Spring Clearance Sale!The Lowest Price Ever Met! Free Shipping Worldwide!


cupshe

8. ROSE GAL: Free shipping + Up to 78% OFF with 2791+ Items for Gorgeous Summer Tops with Various Images and Designs


rosegal









I hope you enjoyed my post! What is your favorite brand for this summer?

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Isabella 

11.6.16

Favorites of the month | Fashion

Hey everyone,

Today I want to share with you my favorite clothing items of the month. And also how you can make a cute outfit with these items. Most of the things I bought online. And I hope you like them. Let's get started!

The first item which I really love is this dress. I didn't buy it this month but still it's my fav. In an March blog post I wrote about my school trip to Napoli. I bought this dress in the Pull&Bear shop. If you are planning to go to Napoli sometime than the shop is in the street called Via Toledo. This street is very popular and also has other very cute brands like H&M, Zara, Accessorize and other small shops where you can find nice clothes. I'm really a bargain hunter and when I saw the dress I really loved it. But the price made it even better. It was only 8 euros!! :D Here in a The Netherlands it's very hard to find something that cheap for good quality. So that was great. The dress is perfect for a beach party or just for a festive occasion. You can wear it with some high heels, nude colored heels make you legs look longer. With some statement accessories and a cute purse you ready to party! 

I also recently bought this scarf on the Hollister website. That's why the price tag is still on it. ;) I bought it on sale with 50% off. It was still 22 euros. The blue scarf has really cute flowers on it and white dots. You don't see it in the picture but the scarf has in the ends cute ruffles. That's what I like the most about it. You can where this scarf with a cute white top, sweater or shirt with a pair of jeans and some flats. What also looks nice with this outfit is a braid in your hair. That really makes your outfit complete. 

And not to forget my fav shoes! These sneakers are from New Balance and are so comfortable. Last year I tried a pair of New a Balance but another model and they didn't fit. But luckily they now had it also in half sizes. I really like the pink details on the shoes and they are also very comfortable. I wear them almost everyday. I have to thank my mom for these shoes. She looked at her email and saw that vente-exclusive had a sale with all new balance shoes for half price. And she bought them immediately. At that moment I was in Napoli, so when I came back it was a really nice surprise. Thanks mom!!they were 45 euros and normally 90 euros. You can combine these sneakers with a pair of jeans, a cute blouse or sweater. Maybe it is cute to look for a blouse with the almost the same color pink in it matching with the shoes?! And a cute belt and your hair in a cute bun the sporty look is complete. 

So these were my 3 favorite items of April. I hope you liked them. Here are the sites from the brands where I bought my items. 
Http://www.pullandbear.com
Http://www.hollisterco.com
Http://www.vente-exclusive.com

Have a lovely day,

Isabella 


4.6.16

Fujifilm Instax mini 8 review

Hey everyone,

I hope your're having a great day today?! I thought it was a fun idea to share with you my experience of the Fujifilm Instax mini 8 camera with you. It's still a very popular and fun camera and I hope you enjoy it! So Let's get started!


Last year I bought my camera and was very excited when it finally arrived. It was available in the pink, yellow, blue and white and I choose for the pastel pink one because pink is my favorite color. But the light blue one was very cute too! I bought it online at the Hema in the Netherlands, comparable to a Walmart in the US, with twenty cassettes included. 

After I opened my package I finally could use my camera. At first I was a little bit afraid of taking a wrong picture because when you make one you can't delete it, it comes right out. But that's actually also very cool about it. With your phone or a normal camera you only see the picture on your screen so this is way better and more fun to make! The camera has 5 different options you can choose from to take the best picture possible. When it's cloudy you can choose the option with the cloud on it and the flash is less bright. When you choose the sunny option the flesh becomes brighter which is very handy. The camera is easy to use. First you have to put in two aa batteries and than you have to click on the right button below and you are ready to go. 


















Pros
*It's very fun to make th picture and than see it come out right away. You become kind of addicted to taking pictures because they are so cute!!
*Because you only have one shot, you try harder to take a good picture and makes you value them a lot more. 
*The camera is very light and easy to bring with you everywhere you go to capture your best memories. 
*Another thing that's very fun is that when you take a photo it comes out blank. You have to wait about three minutes until you see your picture. First you see the darker parts and than the lighter parts of your picture. This make you feel like you're a professional photographer! ;)
*There are so many cute accessories you can buy for your camera, like bags, filters or stickers. The one I want to buy is the rainbow filter, it's on my wishlist.

Rating
Overall I would defenetily give the Polaroid a 5 out of 5 stars because it's a very cool camera and the pictures look really cute. It's fun to make pictures of your most memorable moments in life and to have the pictures immediately. Eventough the films are quite expensive, it's still worth it! 

I hope you enjoyed my Fujifilm Instax mini 8 review! If you like my post make sure to subscribe to my blog and I hope you'll stay tuned for my next post! 



Have a lovely day,
Isabella ❤