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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. 

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. 

Hema pastel nail polish blue

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
Drugstore beauty buys
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! Check out my other posts with tips about Rome here. 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!

BEST PLACES TO SHOP IN ROME

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

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! 

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