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Summer beauty essentials

Summer beauty essentials

Hey everyone,

I'm back for a new post! I hope you're having a great day today!? Because summer is coming up sooner than you think and time flies I thought it would be a fun idea to share my summer beauty essentials with you. Summer is my favorite season of the year and I can't stop looking forward to going to the beach all day, wearing my flip flops again and enjoying the sun. Let's get started!

summer beauty essentials 2016 #summer2016 #beautytips http://isafashionebella.blogspot.com

summer beauty essentials 2016 #summer2016 #beautytips http://isafashionebella.blogspot.com

My first beauty essential for this summer would definitely be my Marc Jacobs perfume called Daisy. I have it now for a very long time and it's one of my favorite perfumes right now. The scent is soft and smells like a flower, perfect to wear everyday and for the summer too. The bottle is very cute too because it has little daisy flowers on it. 

Next I have the Loreal black buster eyeliner. What I love about this eyeliner is that it's very easy to apply because it's like a pencil. It's very handy to have with you and quick to apply. What I love to do when it's hot and sunny is just applying the eyeliner in combination with some mascara and a soft lipgloss and the look is already complete. I don't like to wear a lot of makeup during summer and that's why this eyeliner is really my summer essential.
boreal black bust eyeliner review
Another essential is my rituals smooth lipgloss. It looks really natural and is easy to wear and apply. It's with little sparkles and the color is dark orange. It looks really cute and it's easy to bring with you because it's in travel format. 
rituals smooth lipgloss la vie en rose

Than I have my Loreal nail polishes which I absolutely love so much! I bought them at the airport in Amsterdam in a package of three. But I lost the third nailpolish I think, I still haven't found it... But one is in light orange which is very cute and a happy color and the other is dark pink which is also very cute for your toes. 

A beauty skincare brand that I like very much is called Embryolisse. Maybe you've heard of it before but basically it sells moisturizers and products to clean your skin. The products I use right now are the Embryolisse Lait-Creme Moussant and the Lait-Creme Concentre. The first one is to clean your skin. It's a foaming cream-milk and for all skin types. It's for your face and body but I only use it for my face. Ingredients are for example sweet almond oil and Shea butter. When you apply it it feels really soft and afterwards I apply the creme Concentre to prevent my skin from getting dry. The creme is also used by models as moisturizer and the basis for the makeup. 
embryolisse skincare

My next essential would be my Calvin Klein lip balms. I bought them on Amazon Uk online and thought they looked really cute. One balm is in soft pink and the other in a darker pink. I love to wear them and they one of my favorites. 
calvin klein makeup

After being in the sun all day your need to to extra care of your skin. What I love to do after showering is applying some body lotion. The body lotion I love right now is from Elizabeth Arden and is called pink. Your skin feels very soft afterwards and your feel extra good because you take care of yourself. 
Elizabeth Arden pretty body lotion
My last summer beauty essential is my eye pencil and mascara travel duo. I got it for free because I bought something in the drugstore and it's really an essential for this summer. The pencil is very handy and the mascara looks very good too to create a little extra volume. It's from the brand Herome-Hypnose. 

lance eye pencil and mascara

I hope you enjoyed reading my post! Make sure to subscribe to my blog and share this post! 

What is your beauty essential for this summer?

Have a lovely day,


May beauty favorites | New Youtube Channel!

Hey everyone,

I hope you're having a great weekend!? Last weekend I started my own Youtube channel after thinking about it for a very long time. The main reason why it took me so long to finally start posting videos online was because I find it pretty scary to put yourself public for the whole world. But now my channel is made and it's called Isabella's Choice. For my third Youtube video I thought it was a fun idea to share my favorite beauty items of the month May. From eyeshadows to lip glosses and from Dior to ELF, I hope you enjoy! :) 

If you enjoyed watching my video please like and subscribe to my channel! https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCfZERm2gq9BCPJPzZlWteKA If you have a new channel of related to fashion/beauty you can leave your link in the comments and I'll check it out! 

Have a lovely day,



Little reasons to smile

Hey everyone,

There are so many little reasons in life to smile. I thought it would be a nice idea to list some of my favorite little reasons to smile. 
Little reasons to smile Isabella's Choice

When the sun is shining
Watching a very good movie
When your makeup looks perfect
Spending time with your friends
Taking photographs
Listening to music
Eating your favorite food
little reasons to smile

The smell of shampoo in your hair after a long shower
Kissing in the rain
Baking for fun
Thinking about your future
Being lucky
Buying a magazine just because you like the cover
Remembering a good dream when you wake up
Lush bath products
Feeling like you did something right
People talking with an accent
Receiving flowers from a guy
just girly things receiving a flower

Drinking a lot of tea
Hanging up new decorations in your bedroom
Getting into your pyjamas after a long day
Visiting your favorite city
travel quotes
From Travel quotes

Thank you very much for reading my post! I hope you enjoyed it, what is your favorite reason to smile? 
Have a lovely day, Isabella


Rome | Fashion, sadness, fun and food

Hey everyone, 

I hope you have had an amazing weekend!? I have just returned home after spending a week abroad with my father and brother in the open air museum city called Rome! Those days where one of the best days of my life, it really felt like a holiday to me and my brother. Because my father is Italian we have a house in Rome and we went there of course. The weather wasn't so good unfortunately, the first few days it rained a lot (just as we landed in Rome ;) but the last few days it got better. 
Make sure to read last weeks post about the must visits in Rome here

Trip schedule 
Thursday: The day me and my brother went on holiday by plane together for the first time(I have to admit, I was a little bit nervous too... ;) After putting everything in our suitcases we took a taxi to Schiphol airport. Packing always takes very long for me because I don't want to forget anything at home like my glasses, hair ties, headphones, toothpaste etc.. all those small things together. It's like bringing your whole house with you! Do you also know that problem? But besides that we managed to not forgot anything and when we arrived at the airport it was the beginning of a big journey. We said goodbye to our mom and after the security check I wanted to look at some shops because I love shopping if you didn't know that already. :) We also bought a small gift for my father to thank him we can stay there in Rome with him eventhough he has it very busy with his work and his parents are really really sick. ;( We bought him a big Lindt milk chocolate bar because it's his favorite chocolate. A while later we went to our gate and stepped in the airplane, I slept the whole flight haha. When we arrived at Fiumicino Airport late in the evening and hearing everybody speak Italian it was like feeling at home. I just love the Italian language so much! Our father stood behind the babage pick up and when he saw us and we him we were so happy! :) 
rome may break flowers http://isafashionebella.blogspot.com #flowers #spring2016
One orchidee I bought in Holland for my father has now over fifty flowers! 
rome by night view from balcony http://isafashionebella.blogspot.com
View of Rome by night 

Friday: The weather was really bad with thunderstorms and rain so we went to a shopping outlet called Valmontone half an hour away from Rome. It has shops like Nike, Calzedonia, Liu-Jo and many more. The first store I went in was the Nike store because I needed to have a cute outfit for the gym. I came across the new Spring collection and really loved the white dry-fit t-shirt combined with a black and white colored dry-fit running legging. (Like all brothers he hates shopping haha...) I also needed a pair of tennis shoes so I thought these were perfect. Than we went to the Superga outlet store where all the Superga were around twenty five euros! I bought only one pair because I still have a few from last year. Than my father suggested to eat something because the time flies when you're having fun.;) We ate some delicous pizza and an ice cream. Than I thought we were going home and I had to close my eyes but we went to the Twin-Set shop! That's my favorite brand and I wanted to buy everything.. I choose three things, A t-shirt with floral beading on top, a shirt with short sleeves and ruffles on the back and a white top with beading. I was so happy and I thanked my father way too much..
In love with these Twin-Set clothes! http://isafashionebella.blogspot.com #fashionlover #shoppingaddict

In love with these Twin-Set clothes! http://isafashionebella.blogspot.com #fashionlover #shoppingaddict

Very cute Superga loafers I bought in Italy for really not a lot of money http://isafashionebella.blogspot.com #bargainhunter
Nike running set in black and white perfect for the gym too http://isafashionebella.blogspot.com #Nikeforever #getfitnow

Nike tennis shoes perfect for the gym too http://isafashionebella.blogspot.com #Nikeforever #getfitnow

Saturday: During the night from Friday to Saturday my grandfather on my fathers side in Rome felt really bad. My father visited him almost every two hours at night in the hospital. He didn't recognize his family anymore and couldn't eat. The next morning when I woke up I heard the sadness in my fathers voice when he said to me and my brother he wasn't alive anymore. It's so sad because I really loved him very much and to see my father this way is really not fun. My father started to call everybody and to invite people to the funeral. We went to buy some flowers with our names on them. The funeral was two hours from Rome in San Pellegrino close to Norcia in the mountains. It was in a small church where my father got baptisted. Basically this day no one had energy to do something, so we only went out for a pizza and watched a movie at home together to not think about the sad news for a while.

Sunday: The day of the funeral. We went earlier than the other to Norcia because my father wanted to do something fun for us to before it started. We got a sightseeing tour by car in Norcia. Norcia is really pretty, the mountains are really beautiful and it's a place with no wifi and just to relax. You have hiking routes, mountain bikers and a river that's well known for rafting. We visited Norcia's square and the church and went out for lunch to eat pasta. A few hours later, the funeral started and all our family arrived and friends. It was all very katholic, with singing and I wasn't used to that but it was nice. It was so sad to see my father cry the whole time, luckily we were there for him and it was like it had to happen when we were in Rome during our trip. We hugged him and were there for him because that's what he needed. Than after everything we were al, really tired and went home. 
We suddenly came across these sheeps in the mountains in Norcia Italy http://isafashionebella.blogspot.com #lifegoals #italyisbeautiful
These suddenly walked on the street....

Monday: To throw all the sadness away Monday was the day of the football match AS Roma - Napoli. Although I'm not a big football fan I enjoyed it very much. It was especially for my brother because the shops where more for me and this for him. We had vip tickets and were sitting just before all the journalists. Before the match started we had our own table in the VIP lounge and with all sorts of pizza, pasta, fruits and deserts.This was the part I enjoyed the most! ;) 
rome trip experience
rome trip experience
roma napoli 21 aprile as roma e stato molto bene http://isafashionebella.blogspot.com #calcio

Tuesday: In the morning we went to a bar close to our house for breakfast. Than we went to the center of Rome and walk there for a little bit. We went to a few museums, walked next to the colosseum and went to a bookstore. I love going to bookstores abroad because there are so many new books and magazines. I really recommend when you're in Italy to buy the TuStyle and the Gioia magazines. They are my favorite ones and they are filled with stories, inspiration and you can discover a lot of new brands. In the bookstore I bought a book from Zoella which I wanted to have for a really long time. It's the book called Girl Online In Tour in Italian. Another thing that I bought was a VanGogh color book called Color your own Van Gogh with real paintings that you can color or paint the way you like. 

Bought Girl Online from Zoe Sugg Zoella in a bookstore in Rome and love it! http://isafahsionebella.blogspot.com
Picture of the colosseum in Rome

Museum in Rome

Wednesday: The last day! It went by all too fast! We went to another shopping outlet called Castel Romano near Rome. They have a Woolrich outlet and if you come there when it's sale on top of the outlet price you can get some really good deals. I bought a sweater at Tommy Hilfiger which I really love because of the red bow in the back. In combination with the sweater I bought a plaid scarf also from Tommy Hilfiger. We ate some ice cream and a pizza, packed are bags and went to the airport again. Although it was a trip with mixed emotions, I enjoyed spending time with my family. When your father lives far away it makes you appreciate the moments you spend with him even more. After a two hour flight we arrived at Schiphol airport and our Rome trip was completed. 

Cute tommy hilfiger sweater with red bow in the back

In combination with a cute Tommy Hilfiger checked scarf

Makeup Brands I discoverd while in Rome

Things I realized after this trip
*Study in Rome
This trip just made me fall in love with Rome even more! It made me realize that I defenitely want to study abroad in Rome in the future. 
*Appreciate Family 
Because life never goes as planned some things just happen. And life goes on and this trip made me realize that family is very important.

Songs I discovered in Rome 
*Sofia Alvaro Soler
*Zucchero Partigiano Reggiano 
*Duele El Corazon
*Hymn for the Weekend
*Come Jain Zanaka

Thank you so much for reading my post and I hope you really enjoyed it! Have you ever been to Rome/planning to go? 

Have a lovely day,


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