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29.10.16

8 Random things found in my purse

Hey everyone,

A purse will always be a girls best friend. You take it everywhere with you and can put all the necessary items in it. There are so many things I want to take with me everytime I go shopping or go to town. It almost feels like I'm a backpacker haha. Water, deodorant, wallet, phone, and many more things. That's why I thought it would be fun to show you what I carry with me in my purse! Get comfy and let's get started!

RANDOM THINGS FOUDN IN MY PURSE

8 Random things found in my purse



  1. The first must have item I always have with me is a lipgloss. I can't go a day without lipgloss because I love hydrating my lips. I always have the Maybelline baby lips with me which is very handy for dry lips and sometimes I also wear it on top of a lipstick. A lipgloss I'm loving right now is a transparent glitter gloss from The Italian beauty brand Collistar. The gloss feels very soft on your lips and makes your lips feel hydrated for a very long time.
8 Random things found in my purse

2. I think you can guess what my next must have item in my purse is!? It's of course my good old friend, my phone. In a world like today phones are really so important in our daily life's. It can make or break a relationship with your friends if you can't text or call them. For me my phone is besides my IPad a sort of a second home. I write blog posts on my phone, take pictures, chat with friends, share some pictures on social media or look for some fun makeup looks on Pinterest. I can't imagine that many years ago he mobile phone didn't even exist. Right now I have the Samsung Note 3 but I'm panning on buying the IPhone 7 as it's such a cool phone! 

3. My next thing that I always carry with me is a notebook. Not a notebook for drawing but for writing anything that pops up and seems like a good idea to write a blog post about. This prevents me from not knowing what I can write about and I always a list with a few ideas to publish. I always buy my notebooks at the Hema, a Dutch warehouse which has almost everything and especially their stationary is very cute. Or shop online at ASOS which have very cute notebooks too, for example from Oh Deer. 

8 Random things found in my purse

4. Sunglasses are also always in my purse. In Holland the weather is basically fall the whole year round. The sun can shine as quickly as it starts to rain so you may never know when those sunnies come in handy. Right now I'm really into the Ray Ban sunglasses, especially the wayfarer is classic and cute!
5. My wallet can't be left at home of course. My purse is from Furla and it's very cool that they also had a matching wallet in green too. Furla is my number one shop to go shopping for bags or cute accessories like key chains. It's an expensive brand but the quality is really good so definitely worth it.

6. In a small pouch I bring with me the 'girls' stuff and a small deodorant and some hair ties just in case. 

8 Random things found in my purse

7. I always bring with me a bottle of water. It's good to stay hydrated all day and it makes me feel better as well. A few weeks ago I bought a Dopper bottle. Maybe you know the brand but it's a very handle water bottle with a cup build in. It's in many different colors and mine is in purple. 

8. To to forget my Fujifilm Instax Mini 8 camera! I love to bring it everywhere with me so when I want to capture a great moment I always have a picture that reminds me of all the memories. It's so cute that there are a lot of cool cases for your camera and picture frames as well. Stil need to check that out!

Thank you very much for reading today's post! Other things like hair ties, contact lenses and for ear muffs are also must haves to take with me in my purse. I hope you enjoyed reading the things I actually carry with me in my purse. What is your number one must have in your purse?

Have a lovely day,
Isabella 

28.10.16

Dresslily cute & comfortable turtle neck sweater

Hey everyone,

I hope you're having a great day today?! Today it's actually not really cold, with 15 degrees its warm for this time of the year. But I'm happy with it because I'm not really a winter person haha. Tanning on the beach and wearing cute summer outfits is more my thing. Of course  every season has it's own beautiful characters. If you haven't seen my previous post about my mermaid blanket from Rosegal you can still check it out hereToday I would to share with you my first purchase from the lovely brand Dressily. Let's get right on to it!


The shop where I got my sweater is called Dressily. It's comparable to Rosegal or Romwe and they are all leading international online fashion stores. Dressily focuses on the latest trends and on affordable fashion styles with great accessories. They also feature thousands of new products everyday, providing a wide variety for every customer. Their goal is to provide high quality clothing together with professional service to customers from all over the world. On Dressily you can find cool items that are affordable and chic. From jewelry, to makeup, to bags it's on all their webshop. What I love is that they always have so many great deals going on, which makes you want to visit everyday from curiosity what they have next in store for you.

Dresslily cute & comfortable turtle neck sweater

The sweater that I got on Dressily is called the turtle neck long sleeve high low sweater in gray and is in one size fits all. When my package arrived I was so excited for this sweater because I really liked it on the webshop. During winter I love to where high neck sweaters because they are so comfy and warm. This pullover is very cool and the color grey matches very easily with a pair of skinny jeans, either in blue, black or burgundy. I really love the blocked details on the from. It makes the sweater look very fashionable and the front is longer than the back which is also very cute!

Dresslily cute & comfortable turtle neck sweater

Dresslily cute & comfortable turtle neck sweater

Overall I'm super glad that I choose this turtleneck sweater! It's comfortable, trendy and is very warm for the chillier days coming up in November. Stay tuned for my next review about the rain dear sweater also from Dressily soon! Don't forget to like, share or subscribe to Isabella's Choice to never miss a post! Do you love turtle neck sweaters?


Have a lovely day,
Isabella

22.10.16

Shopping tip: OMGNB worldwide store

Hey everyone,

'I could give up shopping, but I'm not a quitter.' Shopping is just a way to make you feel better. I always love to search for new shopping sites and create my online dream wardrobe and put everything in my shopping bag just because it's so fun to do! Today I would love to tell you everything about a shopping site I have just discovered. Get comfy with your favorite blanket and let's get started!



The site that I'm talking about is called OMGNB. It's a worldwide store based in China. From the moment OMGNB was founded, their goal was to empower people from all over the world in buying and selling online. You can find thousands of products offered at an incredible price, no matter who or where you are. OMGNB provides light speed service and great affordable prices for retailers or for shoppers who want to keep up with the latest trends. They help customers from virtually every country in the world and their vision will never change: One world, one price. 

On OMGNB you can get anything from beauty products to fashion items. What I love is that the shop offers a great variety of products. Especially their hair section is really good. You can get all sorts of different hair extensions and clips for every hair type. They are really easy to clip in and make your hair look fuller. Right now I'm really loving the ombré hairstyles, so the ombré hair extension would be a perfect solution to avoid dying my hair. In the beauty section OMGNB also has a lot of useful hair tools that can come in handy like clips or beads to get the perfect look. 

16-inch-body-wave-clip-in-hair-extensions-beautiful-three-colors-ombre-9-pieces
16 Inch body wave clip in hair extensions in ombre 

For every girl makeup can't of course not be forgotten. Nowadays makeup is so powerful and if it's used in the right way makeup can definitely make you look better. Especially now during fall and winter a little bit of foundation, blush or mineral powder can immediately make you look fresh and fruity. To apply the makeup it's very handy if you have some good makeup brushes. OMGNB offers just that too for an affordable price and good quality brushes. You can get professional make brush sets in any color or shape you want and will definitely help you a lot when applying your makeup.


12 Pcs Rose Red Professional Artificial Fibre Brush Set


I hope you enjoyed reading today's post! If you love shopping just as much as I do than don't forget to check the store out! Have you ever heard of OMGNB?


Have a lovely day,
Isabella

21.10.16

Clarisonic Mia 2 review

This is a sponsored post in partnership with Clarisonic and Her Campus Media. All words and opinions are my own

Hey everyone,

Taking care of your skin is very important. Cleaning your face should be a daily routine for a healthy and good looking skin. The Clarisonic cleans your skin very well. I've used my Clarisonic Mia 2 device for almost two weeks daily now and I would love to tell you more about it. 

Clarisonic Mia 2 review

The Clarisonic is 149 en includes a the Clarisonic device with a brush, a travel case and a charger. Extra brushes are also available for 25 each and need to be renewed every three months. It al started in 2001 when Dr. Robb Akridge, David Giuliani and Ken Pilcer from Seattle came with the idea of creating sonic device. They launched the Clarisonic without any marketing plan and it became a huge succes because many dermatologists wanted to use the devices in their clinics. Now many years later the Clarisonic is used by over four thousand dermatologists and has won many prizes. Today it has sold over 15 million of it's much loved devices and is availeble in over 50 countries around the world.

Studies have shown that the Clarisonic brush cleanses your face 6 times better than with your hands. The device also makes your pores less and ingeredients from skincare products are better absorbed in your skin. The Clarisonic is suitable for every skintype, even for the sensible skin. 

Clarisonic Mia 2 review

Instructions:
-Remove your eye makeup with your hands and with a separate cleanser 
-Apply the cleanser on your brush or directly on your skin
-Push the on button to turn on the brush
-Select the speed
-Follow your Timer while you wash your face gently with the brush
-The Clarisonic turns off automatically after 1 minute when you're done and you're good to go

Clarisonic Mia 2 review

What I really love about the Clarisonic is that the device is waterproof. It's very easy to use it under the shower or in your bath. You can charge your device with the charged that got delivered with the Clarisonic. Charging takes about 17/18 hours and than you can use it for 24 minutes.  It's recommended that you clean your brush once a week with water and soap. 

Clarisonic Mia 2 set overview
Clarisonic brushes are made from non-porous soft elastomeric material and resistant to bacterial attachment. All brush heads are designed to oscillate bi-directionally at a sonic frequency and are perfect to use twice a day. The brush removes your makeup and cleanses really well. With the button above the on button you can let the brush go faster or slower. In my package I also received a Clarisonic Deep Pore Daily Cleanser and a detoxifying clay mask. The cleanser is basically a foaming gel and refines pores and removes impurities. I'm really in love with this product because afterwards my skin felt really clean and soft which I didn't expect after one time. In just 60 seconds you have a smoother and cleaner skin. When I started using it again and again the result was the same, a very healthy skin and the pores were a little bit less. Once a week I used the detoxifying clay mask and again I was very surprised. I had never used any sort of clay mas before and after using it the second timely skin did really feel better and it felt really clean. I think the combination of the Clarisonic device and the skincare products are a great skincare routine. 


Clarisonic Mia 2 review

My opinion
Are you still there!? I know it's long but I'm just so excited that I want to tell everything! For years I've known Clarisonic but I never bought one myself. I thought it was expensive and didn't know if it would benefit my daily skincare routine. But after receiving my Clarisonic I was immediately in love with it! The device is very easy to use. I always start with my cheeks, after 20 seconds there is a buzz and I go to my right cheek, than to my forehead and chin and so on. You feel the device buzzing really gently and you have to make small circles with the brush too. After a few days my skin started  to improve and I had less brake outs than before. I even got a compliment from a friend who said my skin looked so soft! Now I understand why many people are using the Clarisonic. In comparison to cleaning your face with your hands, this device really cleans your face more intense and way better and is very gentle on your skin. As winter is coming and Christmas as well the Clarisonic is a great gift for you bff, for the holidays or for birthdays as well!

Clarisonic Mia 2 review

I hope you enjoyed my reading my post! Get 15% off now of your device when you enter the code HERCAMPUS and is valid through October 31. Have you ever tried the Clarisonic? 

Have a lovely day,
Isabella 

16.10.16

Rosegal waterproof longlasting lipstick review

Hey everyone,

Today I want to share a beauty related post on my blog. Keep reading because here's my Rosegal waterproof long-lasting lipstick review! 

When I was younger I wasn't really into all the makeup stuff. During my first year in high school all my friends were already wearing foundation, eyeliner and lipstick everyday meanwhile I didn't even know how to apply an eyeliner properly haha. Makeup is a very powerful thing and if you use it correctly can really make you look prettier, especially during fall when you have less sun. It's only just recently that I started to wear lipsticks. I always wore lipglosses but after trying a lipstick I definitely prefer them. Especially because lipglosses in general are stickier than lipsticks. I really wanted to try a lipstick from Rosegal because besides fashion the shop also has a wide beauty range. I still needed a pink lipstick and this one was perfect to add to my collection.
Rosegal waterproof longlasting lipstick review

The lipstick is small which is very handy to take with you. The color looks really nice, just like you see on their website. I thought that for this bargain the color would fade away quickly but that wasn't the case. The color lasted pretty long and only after you eat or drink you need to maybe touch up a little bit. The color is like a Barbie pink which is perfect for a night out or to wear in combination with a more casual outfit. Before I wore a lot of dark pink and the more red shades but now in comparison to this lighter shade I do prefer this lipstick. Even tough it's not really a color for fall it looks better because my skin gets whiter during fall. 

Rosegal waterproof longlasting lipstick review

Overall I'm very happy I tried this lipstick from Rosegal. It's easy to apply and won't fade away either. I would definitely recommend it if you are looking for an affordable and good lipstick. 

Rating: 4/5 
What is your fall lipstick shade?
Have a lovely day,
Isabella

14.10.16

Dresslily Halloween giveaway

Hey everyone,

Time flies it's already half October! Today I wanted to share with you a really cool store online called Dresslily that is a very popular fashion and accessory worldwide shop. It focuses on the latest trends and affordable fashion styles and features thousands of new product lines. You can get anything from chic to trendy, to effortless and cool clothing. 

Dresslily Halloween giveaway
Dresslily has a very fun giveaway at the moment you need to check out! 

To have a chance at winning an $100 giftcard just follow these simple steps: 
  1. Follow my Instagram
  2. Leave you favorite Dressily Halloween product in the comment (@Dresslily) and tag 3 people
  3. Don't forget to send your social media links to their email blog@dresslily.com before October 18th
The 10 lucky winners will be randomly chosen on the topic @dresslilyhalloween between Oct 19 -23

Dresslily also has a Happy Halloween sale going on right now. They have so many cute items for a perfect spooky outfit. Here are some of my absolute favorites.



 Dresslily open back splicing dress

Open Back Lace Splicing Pleated Dress. This dress is so cute, especially the back  is very pretty and perfect for an Halloween party.



 Fall Halloween Graphic Print Sweatshirt
Fall Halloween Graphic Print Sweatshirt. This sweatshirt is besides very comfy also very spooky. 




 PU Leather bat halloween earrings







PU Leather Fan-Shaped Bat Halloween Earrings. These earrings are really my favorite item from Dressily. They make a normal your outfit from pretty to stunning! 

Remember the more times you share, the more chances to win! What is your favorite Halloween item? 

Have a lovely day,
Isabella 

11.10.16

NewXshop pink dress

Hey everyone,

I hope you're having a great week so far. It seems like I find blogging more and more fun. That's a good thing because a a few months ago I really didn't have motivation or inspiration at all to blog. Everybody has their own ups and downs. Now that I have inspiration enough I want to share a fashion item that I'm very excited about! If you want to know what it is read further now! Enjoy!

NewXshop pink dress

NewXshop is an online marketplace where people from all over the world can connect with each other. Both on and offline to sell and buy unique products. NewXshop aims to offer their costumers a variety of the latest trendy and fashionable clothing, jewelry, accessories and more. They provide you daily with the latest runway fashion from the height streets of London, to Paris, Tokyo and New York at an affordable price. 

NewXshop pink dress

For this season I wanted to choose a fashion item that was a little bit more out of my comfort zone. I usually don't wear a lot of dresses, but now I wanted to choose a cute dress and actually start wearing it. I choose a pink long sleeve a line dress. It looks very cute and is easy to combine with a pair of cute flats, a necklace and a lipstick. This pink dress adds a little bit of color into my closet, which it really needed. Fall clothes do not have to be all dark colors, pink can be also a happy and bright fall color. The dress has cute little buttons on the left shoulder and a shoulder strap on de right side which makes the dress even better. You can also add a bow to it to adjust the dress to your figure. 


NewXshop pink dress

Overall I'm very happy with my new dress. Pink is one of my favorite colors and this dress is definitely a must have for every girly girl. 

Don't forget to follow NewXshop on social media!

     
What do you think of this dress?
Have a lovely day,
Isabella

8.10.16

Rosegal crochet mermaid blanket

Hey everyone,

I hope you've had a great week so far! It's has been quite a busy week for me but now that's it's weekend it's time to start blogging again. Today I would love to share my Rosegal purchase and stay tuned for the next few items next week!


Rosegal crochet mermaid blanket
Rosegal crochet mermaid blanket
Rosegal is an online fashion store, started by a group of friends who all shared the same passion for fashion. They see the vintage style as unique and a way to create endless possibilities, it's a timeless fashion statement. Also the transformative modern style with a touch of urban energy can be found as well. By offering these two different sorts of styles, they aim to capture the hearts of their costumers. Their goal is simple: to share their love of the best fashion with each of you. On Rosegal you can find trendy and affordable clothes from vintage to modern styles. 

Rosegal crochet mermaid blanket

I'm very excited to finally share an item I've wanted to have for so long. I came home and couldn't wait to open my Rosegal package. From the few items I received, the first one that I'll share today is a crochet multicolored mermaid blanket. I've seen it so many times on tumblr and Instagram of people sharing their pictures with their cute and cozy blankets. That made me put a mermaid blanket on top of my wishlist. On Rosegal they had many different sizes and different textures and knits. I decided to choose a colorful blanket in pink with red and all sorts of colors combined. It's perfect as it's fall now and it's getting colder and darker and you can just snuggle up in your mermaid blanket. Not to forget it also looks very cute! It's warm, comfortable and easy to take with you. 

Thank you so much for reading today's post! I hope you enjoyed it. Make sure to follow me on Facebook, Instagram and don't forget to like this post. 

What do you think of the mermaid blanket?
Have a lovely day,
Isabella 

7.10.16

Reasons to love fall

Hey everyone,

It officially my favorite season of the year, fall! The time to make your wardrobe fall proof and to get ready for chilly nights, bonfires and not to forget Halloween. For some cool autumn blog post ideas ideas you can check my recent post here. Every season is unique in it's own way. If you want to know a few reasons to love fall you're in the right place!

Chilly nights and shorter days
During fall the days get shorter and nights get colder. This is the perfect time to buy that cozy blanket and turn on your Netflix and binge watch some of your favorite tv shows during the weekend. 

Reasons to love fall

Making your room fall-ready
Fall is just another good excuse to buy some cute fall accessories for in your dorm room. From cute fairy lights, to to cute pillows or candles. Anything will make your room cozier and will be fall proof.

Halloween
While I'm not a very big fan of Halloween it's still very fun to decorate your house for Halloween. October is the month of the pumpkin season. While you can decorate your house with them, there are so many more things you can do with pumpkins, like making a pumpkin soup or do funny activities with friends like carving pumpkins. They are eatable and cute!
Reasons to love fall



Nature
We often get so caught up in our busy world that we forget how beautiful nature is. During fall the trees and flowers just have so many beautiful dark colors. When I was younger I would always go with my family for a long walk in the woods and collecting all sorts of colorful leaves. 


Reasons to love fall

Sweater weather
As the weather gets colder, warm sweaters are definitely are must have for your wardrobe. Sweaters are just very comfortable and yet another 
reason to go on a shopping spree to the mall. The transition from summer to fall clothes is fun because it's a start of a new season with new fashion trends and styles to try out.
Reasons to love fall

Thank you so much for reading today's post about the reasons to love fall. (All pictures from WEHEARTIT)

What is your favorite season of the year?
Have a lovely day,
Isabella 

2.10.16

Guest post: Nutritious Matcha Oatmeal recipe

Hey everyone,

Today I have a guest post from Callum Mandine. He's the founder of Matcha Ocha He's from Australia and is passionate about yoga and healthy living. Currently living abroad after adopting the digital nomad lifestyle, you can find him anywhere where's it's warm and where you can surf. I hope you enjoy the recipe! 

Nutritious Matcha Oatmeal recipe

Nutritious Matcha Oatmeal

A warm bowl of oatmeal (porridge) is one of the best ways to start your day with a filling breakfast. Oatmeal is wonderful when the weather is cold, but it is just as satisfying on warm days when topped with frozen fruit.

This simple recipe is a favourite among the health conscious. It contains Organic Green Tea Matcha Powder. Regular oatmeal is transformed into super oatmeal. Topping it with fresh, frozen, or dried fruit; seeds; or nuts makes it even more nutritious.

Oats are high in fibre and quite filling. The hunger pangs and the feelings of starvation take a longer time to occur. It is highly recommended to cook oatmeal on the stove rather than in the microwave. Cooking time is only four minutes. It can be prepared without feeling rushed.

Nutritious Matcha Oatmeal recipe
Matcha Oatmeal recipe
Adding a pinch of salt to the oatmeal brings out the flavor. When making breakfast for others than yourself, and unsure about their sweetness preference, do not add a sweetener when cooking. Serve it in an unsweetened fashion. The sweetness of oatmeal can easily be controlled by adding honey or syrups like maple or date syrup. Dried dates are an excellent sweetener to add to oatmeal.

Organic Green Tea Matcha Powder is made only from the highest colour quality tea, which is a brilliant green. It has a smooth taste that is slightly bitter. Quality organic green tea is ideal for daily consumption. Those who are not tea drinking individuals or who wish some added benefits can use the green tea powder in breakfast and snack recipes. The oils in the tea are the source of its delicious aroma and flavor. Polyphenols, phytonutrients, and enzymes contained in the tea each have different health attributes.

Matcha powder has anti-aging power from which both women and men can reap the benefits. It aids in the prevention of heart diseases and cancer. Matcha powder naturally boosts the system and is great when feeling tired. Using it in oatmeal packs the breakfast with fibre, antioxidants, and vitamins.

Ingredients (4 servings):
-       1 tsp Matcha Green Tea Powder
-       1 1/2 cup oatmeal
-       1 cup rice milk (or any other plant-based milk)
-       pinch of pink himalayan salt

Topping ideas:
-       walnuts, cashews, peanuts
-       chia seeds, flax seeds
-       dried cranberries, sultanas, dried dates
-       coconut flakes
-       fresh fruit, frozen fruit
-       maple syrup, date syrup, honey

Instructions:
1.     Place milk, oats, Organic Green Tea Matcha Powder and salt into a saucepan and let it simmer, but stir the whole time. In few minutes it will get thicker, that’s when it goes off the heat. Serve plain and let family/friends/kids to top their own plate. It’s fun! Enjoy!

For more great ideas make sure you check out these Matcha recipes.


Founder | Matcha Ocha

Thank you very much for readings today's recipe! 
What do you think of this recipe?

Have a lovely day,
Isabella