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18.4.17

Zara Shopping Haul Spring/Summer 2017

Hey everyone,

I hope everyone has had a great Easter! I've had a lovely family brunch with and went on an easter egg hunt with my two little nieces. I can't believe how cold it suddenly got here in Holland, I might have to grab my winter coat from upstairs again. Shopping is one the things that I think most girls love to do, I'm definitely one of them. This summer I'm going on vacation to Sardinia in Italy and I had absolutely no summer clothes. It was the perfect excuse to go on a shopping spree in Haarlem. Let's get right to it now!

Zara Shopping Haul Spring/Summer 2017
Zara is my favorite clothing brand at the moment. They always have a good variety of different styles and items every week. Bright pink is very popular this summer, and I really love pink so I picked this dress. It's a friend poplin dress with short sleeves. There's nothing that I don't like about it and it would be perfect to wear for a night out but also to the beach with a pair of sandals. €17,95

Zara Shopping Haul Spring/Summer 2017

Zara Shopping Haul Spring/Summer 2017

The next item that I got is actually my favorite. It really feels like you're wearing a pyjama but looks very cool. It's a ribbed jumpsuit in light grey marl and it's just above your ankles. On some days you maybe not feel like wearing a dress, a jumpsuit is in between and it still looks like you but effort in your look. It would look nice with a statement necklace or a bright colored tote or purse. €17,95

Zara Shopping Haul Spring/Summer 2017

Zara Shopping Haul Spring/Summer 2017

I love this dress so much! I've never really had a maxi dress before and this one is great for the hot and sunny days on vacation. It's a striped dress in burgundy and cream white. To make the look complete I'm going to look for a pair of platform sandals or sneakers and a bright red lip. €19,95

Zara Shopping Haul Spring/Summer 2017

Zara Shopping Haul Spring/Summer 2017

Flowers details are also very trendy this season. You see it everywhere, on shirts, jeans, bags and on dresses. This trend really suits Spring and makes you happy. This is a baby blue stripes dress with a v-neck and with very cute flowers on top. The dress feels very light and is also a must have for hot days. Because of all the different colored flowers it's easy to combine it with any color you want. Maybe pink necklace, or a bright yellow bracelet you can style it how you want. €29,95 

Zara Shopping Haul Spring/Summer 2017

Zara Shopping Haul Spring/Summer 2017

Thank you so much for reading today's post! I've tried to not buy to much haha but it's so difficult when you walk into a clothing store. I literally want to grab everything I see. But sometimes it's ok to treat yourself after hard work right!?
QUESTION TIME - What is your favorite clothing brand at the moment? 

Have a lovely day,
Isabella

10.4.17

StyleWe: Go Bold, Go Bright, Go Spring!

Hey everyone,

It's a beautiful and sunny day today in Holland! Spring is my favorite season of the year. After all those cold days the sun is out and there are pretty flowers everywhere. My wardrobe needs to have a refresh and definitely needs a pop of color. It's all about finding your own unique style with a combination of the latest trends. Read further now for some cool and bold fashion items that will make your wardrobe ready for spring and summer! 

StyleWe: Go Bold, Go Bright, Go Spring!


StyleWe is an online fashion store that sells clothes from independent designers. They work with designers from all over the world and aim to provide high quality and exclusive items. It's more than just an online shop, it's a community where designers share their ideas and customers give their feedback. StyleWe believes that fashion is personal and wants every girl and woman to feel special in what they wear!

DRESSES
For Spring and summer dresses are always a good idea. Whether you're going on vacation, have a getaway or you just go for a walk. With the right accessories you can make a dress suit your personal style. A trend that's very popular right now and that I love very much are off the shoulder dresses. On StyleWe you can find many different types of dresses, from party dresses to maxi dresses. If you're going on a summer holiday than the Cici Wang chiffon dress is a must have. It's an off the shoulder dress and with ruffles in baby blue. The dress from designer Pan Ruo is for the more chilly days with three quarter sleeves. The third dress is from Jafa and you can transform the dress from a casual look to a chic look for a night out with some fun accessories. 
StyleWe: Go Bold, Go Bright, Go Spring!









SWIMWEAR
Spring is the perfect excuse to buy that cute bikini you've been wanting all week long. You'll definitely need it when all those sunny days are just ahead of you. I came across a few very cute bikinis and swimsuits. The first bikini is a Venus Queen color straped block bikini in very soft pink and brown pastel shades. I love that the colors aren't too bright and the beading on the front looks almost like a necklace which is really cool! The next bikini is also from the same brand and is the Venus Queen color block bikini in fuchsia. Since last year color block bikini are very popular. They look fun and cheerful and I have to admit that I'm starting to like them very much too now. The last but not least is the Venus Queen one piece vintage swimsuit in red stripes and with a bow. Going to the beach doesn't neccesarily mean wearing a bikini, there are enough cute swimsuits as well. If you are into vintage fashion than this swimsuit is the one for you! 
StyleWe: Go Bold, Go Bright, Go Spring!







I hope you enjoyed reading today's post! StyleWe also has their own blog where you can stay up to date with the latest fashion trends, outfits ideas and tips and much more. Latest post on their blog is about Alexa Chung: The British it Girl! She's a famous British model and you can find out all about her personal style and her red carpet outfits. Also on the their blog you can find a cool giveaway where you can have a chance at winning a $150 shopping coupon from JustFashionNow.  Don't forget to enter to add that pop of color to your wardrobe! 

QUESTION TIME - What is your favorite fashion trend for Spring? 

Have a lovely day,
Isabella❤

5.4.17

Uncover Skincare by Jetske Ultee

Hey everyone,

Taking care of your skin is very important. Especially now that it's Spring the sun is out even brighter and you have to protect your skin. Thanks to my mom who is really a beauty guru I started trying out different kinds of skincare products. Some were brands from the local pharmacy, others were products that only consisted of natural ingredients. I have to say that the products with no harmful ingredients are the ones I love the most. 
Uncover Skincare by Jetske Ultee


So I started searching Google and I stumbled across this beauty brand from a Dutch dermatologist called Jetske Ultee. She has designed Uncover Skincare, skincare products that are only made from real ingredients that matter. She does research on what ingredients are actually necessary in a product. Ultee concluded that many expensive skincare products have ingredients in them that don't do anything for your skin. Creams that are more expensive don't necessarily have to be better. I was kind of surprised after reading this on her blog! There is are no miracle products to make your skin instantly better. 

Uncover Skincare by Jetske Ultee

Uncover Skincare has a 5 - step plan. The first step is cleaning your skin with the cleanser. The next thing you can do is to calm down your skin by using a toner. After using the toner, the exfoliant removes all the dead skincells and oil that are still left. Now that you're almost done you can moisturize your skin with the moisturizer and last but definitely not least apply a sunscreen before you go out to prevent your skin from aging. It's better to follow all these steps in the right order for a good result, but it's not really a problem if you only use the cleanser or the exfoliant. In my experience it still improves your skin. The products are available for any skincare type. Right now I have quite a lot of small breakouts on my forehead and around my mouth. I think it's because of hormones and my skin is also very oily on the t-zone. 

Products
Uncover Cleanser, normal to oily skin. You can use the cleanser one to twice a day. If your skin is really sensitive than it's better to only use it in the evening. In the mornings washing your head with lukewarm water. Cleaning your skin removes the besides the dirt the oil from your face. Oil causes breakouts so don't forget to clean! 
Ingredients
Aqua, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Glycerin, Sodium Lauryl Glucose Carboxylate, Lauryl Glucoside, Sodium Laureth-11 Carboxylate, PEG-150 Distearate, Laureth-7 Citrate, Sodium Chloride, Laureth-10, Methyl Gluceth-20, PEG-4 Rapeseedamide, PEG-200 Hydrogenated Glyceryl Palmate, Ethylhexylglycerin, PEG-7 Glyceryl Cocoate, Caprylyl Glycol, 1,2-Hexanediol, Tetrasodium EDTA.

Uncover Skincare by Jetske Ultee

Uncover Exfoliant, normal to oily skin. When your skin is used to the products you can use this exfoliant, it's like a peeling and makes your face really smooth. It's advised to only use it once or twice a week.  
Ingredients
Aqua, Glycerin, Pentylene Glycol, PEG-40 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Citric Acid, Salicylic Acid, Methyl Gluceth-20, Dipotassium Glycyrrhizate, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Evodia Rutaecarpa Fruit Extract, Allantoin, Sodium Hydroxide, Ethylhexylglycerin, Butylene Glycol, Disodium EDTA.

The last product that I got is the Uncover SPF 30. The cream is for both your body and face and is 250 ml. For the best coverage Jetske Ultee advices to apply every two hours. She also added niacin amide(vitamin b), this ingredient helps to protect your skin from the sun extra well. 
Ingredients
Aqua, C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate, Dibutyl Adipate, Diisopropyl Sebacate, Diethylamino Hydroxybenzoyl Hexyl Benzoate, Methylpropanediol, Ethylhexyl Triazone, Cetearyl Alcohol, Bis-Ethylhexyloxyphenol Methoxyphenyl Triazine, Phenylbenzimidazole Sulfonic Acid, Niacinamide, Caprylyl Glycol, Polyglyceryl-2 Dipolyhydroxystearate, Lauryl Glucoside, Pentaerythrityl Distearate, Sodium Cetearyl Sulfate, Xanthan Gum, Glycerin, Sodium Hydroxide, Phenylpropanol, Tetrasodium Glutamate Diacetate, Citric Acid.
Uncover Skincare by Jetske Ultee

Opinion
I'm very happy that I discovered this brand because taking care of your skin is very important. From a young age my mom has always given me tips and advice from what's she has been told. I'm really grateful for that because now I can share this with you! Before I used Vichy to clean my face, but that made my skin really dry afterwards even if I applied a moisturizer. With the cleanser from Uncover Skincare my skin is not dry and feels really clean and soft. It's because she carefully picks the ingredients that work for your skin. Also the exfoliant and sun cream are really good. Choosing the perfect sunscreen for your face can be a challenge. Some are sticky and others are very thick. With this sun screen it doesn't feel like your wear it at all. It almost feels like a moisturizer and that's really a plus point! Jetske Ultee also has a beauty blog which you can visit to get more tips about what products she advices. 

Thank you very much for reading today's post! I hope you enjoyed getting to know this new brand!
QUESTION TIME - What is your favorite skincare brand?

Have a lovely day,
Isabella

16.3.17

Divatress | Wigs are the new trend for Spring

This is a sponsored post. All opinions are mine.

Hey everyone,

It's already half of March! I can't believe how fast time goes! Before you know it, it's summer. This is actually the first week that the sun is shining really bright and there are so many pretty pastel colored flowers everyone. It makes me so happy to see that Spring is finally here and the dark and cold days are over. Today I would love to share a new and cool beauty trend that is very famous among celebrities like Selena Gomez or Taylor Swift. Read further now to get to know this secret trend! 

Divatress | Wigs are the new trend for Spring
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The trend I'm talking about are wigs. I've just discovered the hair secret behind all the beautiful haircuts and styles celebrities have. I always wondered how they always managed to look so good and now I know why. Wigs are in almost every color, haircut, in dip dye and many more styles. Maybe for this spring it would be fun to try something different, like a pop of color or a sleek haircut. I'm not sure but there's plenty of options. 

Divatress is a leading e-commerce company selling very cool and trendy wigs online. They offer you fast delivery and hope to give customers an enjoyable shopping experience. Divatress has more than a thousand black hair care products, from Fox Collection to Batik and many more. Besides hair care products the shop also has a big range of makeup products. It doesn't matter if you're a student, a fashionista or a professional stylist, Divatress is the shop for everybody. They believe that their succes is about the commitment to black hair care and surpassing your expectations for a even better shopping experience. As the name says it, Divatress sees every woman as a trough diva.

Lace front wigs
There are many different types of wigs, but I personally love lace front wigs. These wigs make it look like it's your own natural hairline and you absolutely can't see the difference! For coming spring I'm really excited to try out these two haircuts. As most girls, pink is my favorite color so this pink dip dye hairstyle is perfect. It the lace front wig Rosalie and the longs bangs are just so pretty! The other style I would like to try is a little bit more conservative. It's shoulder length and the light brown is so cute! This wig is called the lace front edge wig Gianna
Divatress | Wigs are the new trend for Spring

Why you should try a wig
-Wigs are very handy and convenient. We are all so busy and caught up in our hectic lifestyles that a wig comes just at the right time. It can save a lot of time and you don't need to worry about your hair. You can just walk out of the door feeling effortlessly beautiful. 
-The fun thing with wigs is that you can change your hairstyle as many times as you want. Whereas with a real haircut you often have to grow it out or can only do simple changes. Maybe you've always wanted to have long hair, it's possible in just a few seconds. When you feel bored and want to try a different look it's not a problem. 
-Bad hair days are old fashioned. Why have a bad hair day when you can wear a wig? Most of the time I have a bad hair day the second day after I washed my hair. I often just put it in a quick ponytail but I never thought about wearing a wig. 

Divatress | Wigs are the new trend for Spring


Overall, I'm very happy I discovered this beauty trick and this store. At first I thought wigs looked a little bit fake but that is definitely not the case. They look really natural and fashionable and are perfect. Diverts is the place to be for every glam girl. I believe when a girl's hair looks good it boosts here confidence! 

Thank you very much for reading today's post! I hope you enjoyed it! 
QUESTION TIME - Which hairstyle would you like to try this Spring? 

Have a lovely day,
Isabella

3.3.17

5 Reasons Why I'm Excited For Summer And You Should Be Too

Hey everyone,

I can't believe it's already March! It's still pretty cold here in Holland and I'm definitely looking forward to the warmer and sunnier days. My wardrobe is in transition mode right now and I've discovered that buying the basics first and than the accessories is the best way to start the new season fresh and fruity. Although it's technically not even Spring yet(oops) I can't help but think about all the exciting things about summer. From bonfires, to walking on the beach to swimming at night. Let's get started! 

5 Reasons I'm Excited For Summer And You Should Be Too
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  1. GETTING MY FIRST CAR. This summer I'm getting my first car! I have my drivers license for about a year now and I can't wait to pick up some friends and go on a road trip in my town all by myself. Having a car makes you feel like a real adult and the best thing is that you can go somewhere without asking your parents permission to borrow their car or having to take the bus. The car will be a Fiat 500 is dark blue and with a open roof. It's such an adorable and cute city car! 
  2. FLIPFLOPS AND DRESSES. The cool thing about summer is, is that you can wear your favorite summer dress everyday. I'm so excited about wearing beachy clothes and just being able to walk out of the door without wearing that thick winter jacket.  Even a pair of ripped jeans with a cute top is enough for a cute outfit. I think my go to summer must have is going to be lace bralettes. I have one in blue and one in white lace from Hollister and they fit really well and are perfect for sunny and warm days under a shirt or with a tank top. 
  3. FREEDOM. Summer basically means no homework, no stress and no responsibilities. It's the time of the year to really enjoy and relax and do things you didn't have time for the whole year. Like I'm planning on trying a couple of yummy recipes this summer and maybe a DIY project as well. Hanging out with friends and relaxing is what summer is all about! 
  4. THE BEACH. There is no summer without the beach. It's the place to be to get a tan, play volleyball, go windsurfing or drink a cocktail. Me and my family live close to the beach so it's really easy to go for a walk or a swim. Because my parents woke a lot and are very busy I don't really come there that much anymore. But this summer when the weather gets warm I'm going to try to enjoy it and go to beach. My favorite sport is definitely windsurfing. A few years ago I had my first windsurf lesson in Rome and it was so cool and fun. Now very year when I go to the beach or I go on holiday I need to go windsurfing. 
  5. MORE BLOGGING. Summer is the coolest season to pick up your camera and take pictures of everything around you. When I have more time this summer I would love to get more outfit posts up on the blog and summer related posts like a natural makeup look or summer must haves. Blogging can be a full time job, so this summer I'm going to use all the time I have because it's over in a blink.
Thank you so much for reading today's post! 
QUESTION TIME - Are you excited for summer?

Have a lovely day,
Isabella❤

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❤