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31.1.17

La la land | A Romantic & Cheerful Movie

Hey everyone,

Since having watched Fifty Shades of Grey last year, La la land is now my favorite movie of all time. After I had seen the movie trailer I really was looking forward to seeing the whole movie. It's a feel good movie, kind of like a musical with a lot of songs and a romantic touch to it. I love Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone, they are great actors and have a special on screen chemistry together. I've never seen them play such a good role as in this movie. 

LA LA LAND MOVIE REVIEW

la la land movie review and reasons why you'll love watching it


The romantic musical comedy-drama is written and directed by Damien Chazelle. The screenplay was written in 2010 but there wasn't a studio who wanted to finance the production. After the success of Whiplash, the screenplay was picked up by Summit Entertainment. On Augustus 31st La la land premiered at the Venice Film Festival and the movie has now earned 179 million worldwide. 
WHAT IS THE MOVIE ABOUT? 
The movie starts with a scene where cars are stuck in traffic in LA. Than all the drivers start to sing 'Another Day of Sun' together. They jump on cars, actors are free styling and it's just a happy song about hope.Than we meet the Sebastian
(Ryan Gosling) and Mia (Emma stone) Sebastian is a pianist and Mia is an actress in the movie. They can't get along very well but start to care for each other more and more in the end. Next you have a scene where Mia and Sebastian are walking over the Hollywood Hills during sunset. It's a beautiful location and it's also the first important scene. Mia and Sebastian start to see how much they are actually alike. Mia doesn't want to go to auditions anymore because it's not worth it. Sebastian has a dream vision of Jazz and he doesn't want to play music anymore for tourists. They both want to have a fresh start and follow their dreams. Stone and Gosling are attracted to each other and they sing a song about that they're not a couple and that their time is wasted. Than they also start dancing together to beautiful song and the choreography was really perfect. It's amazing to see how these two actors dance and sing, even though they aren't performers in real life. These to actors really made the movie a succes. The meaning behind the movie is that it's very easy to get pushed away to another direction than to your dream. Sometimes the only thing to get back on the right path towards your dream is another person. 

La la land shows that you should never stop following your dreams. Often we get caught up in our busy lives and we have to stop and think about how we actually want to live further. It's a magical movie, showing the era of Classic Hollywood. The dreams we dream of achieving are the ones that keep us dancing and alive. 

QUOTES
Mia: [singing] Here’s to the ones who dream, foolish as they may seem. Here’s to the hearts that ache. Here’s to the mess we make. She captured feeling, sky with no ceiling, the sunset inside with rain. Here’s to the ones who dream, foolish as they may seem. Here’s to the hearts that ache. Here’s to the mess we make.

Mia: It's pretty strange that we keep running into one another. 

Sebastian: Maybe it means something.

Mia: I doubt it.

Sebastian: Yeah, I didn't think so.

Mia and Sebastian are realizing that they keep running in to each other and start to think if it means something. Mia doesn't agree but you know they have a chemistry together. 


la la land movie review and reasons why you'll love watching it


Bill: You're fired.
Sebastian: It's Christmas.
Bill: Yeah, I see the decorations. Good luck in the new year.
Sebastian gets the news from his boss that he's fired. Although losing your job is never fun, it can make him think about his future and his dreams more. 


la la land movie review and reasons why you'll love watching it



OPINION
Maybe you've already noticed but I've really fallen in love with the movie! It's a magical movie and the scenes are all played so well. I really love all the songs, and I'm now trying to play them on the piano. The dances where choreographed my Mandy Moore, a choreographer know for So You Think You Can Dance. You can see that the dances are really well performed and it suits the songs perfectly. 

Thank you so much for reading today's post! 
QUESTION TIME - Did you already watch La la land? And did you like it?

Have a lovely day,
Isabella❤

28.1.17

4 Romantic Valentine's Day Date Night Ideas

Hey everyone,

Valentine's Day is coming up soon! It's the day of showing your loved ones how much you care about them and maybe even sending them a little card or gift as a thank you. Gifts are not the only way of showing how much you love that person, what better way than doing something fun together. If you have a boy friend or girl friend it's smart to already start brainstorming some ideas for a cute date night. Those can vary from staying at home to going out for dinner or even going on a trip together. Ready further to get some inspiration for romantic date night ideas for Valentine's Day now!


Romantic Valentine's Day Date Night Ideas


BAKING COOKIES TOGETHER
I would say simple doesn't always have to be less fun. A date night is just as perfect at home as going out to a fancy restaurant. It's all about spending time with your loved one and baking is a great way to bond and have fun as well. Together you can try out new recipes or maybe even try and come up with your own delicious cookie recipes. 


Romantic Valentine's Day Date Night Ideas



LONG WALK ON THE BEACH
For the sporty persons under us going for a long walk is a great choice. While working out you can talk about everything and anything for hours. The beach itself is in the evening already a very romantic place, hearing the waves and walking trough the sand. If I had to choose a date night idea I would probably choose this one. Even though in February it's not really warm yet, the beach is always a good idea! 


Romantic Valentine's Day Date Night Ideas

AT HOME MOVIE NIGHT
Watching movies all night together and cuddling up under a fluffy blanket is also a very fun and romantic date night activity. You can stay in your Pyjamas, eat popcorn, snuggle up and really be with the person you love which is at the end the most important, no matter what you do. I love watching romantic comedies those are great to set the tone for a romantic evening. 


Romantic Valentine's Day Date Night Ideas

SPA AND WELLNESS TREATMENT
From full body massages, to hand or feet massages it's all possible. It's fun to get pampered together and you feel very relaxed afterwards as well. Nowadays we looks at our mobile phones so much that we almost forget how important humanity touch is. It releases a hormone called oxytocin and reduces the amount of stress. A romantic massage brings you and your boy or girlfriend closer together. 

Romantic Valentine's Day Date Night Ideas


Thank you very much for reading today's post!
QUESTION TIME - What is your favorite date night idea for Valentine's Day? And have you already planned it?

Have a lovely day,
Isabella❤

24.1.17

Burt's Bees Tinted Lip Balm in Red Dahlia review

Hey everyone,

Recently I discovered the English beauty brand called Burt's Bees. While I was on a shopping spree I came across a range of Burt's Bees body lotions and lip balms at my local drug store. If you ask me what product my would be my favorite, you'll probably don't get an answer because I really love everything they have. The brand has also expended it's range and now also sells skin care product and baby care products. 

Burt's Bees Tinted Lip Balm in Red Dahlia review


Today's review is about my Burt's Bees tinted lip balm in red dahlia. The tinted balms are available in 9 different shades: honeysuckle, petunia, blush orchid, pink blossom, hibiscus, caramel daisy, rose, red dahlia and sweet violet. They are all named after flowers. The balms all have a tinted formula, which adds a subtle hint of color to your lips. I like that the color is not too bright, it looks really natural. All of them are 100% natural and have shea butter and botanical waxes in them. 


Burt's Bees Tinted Lip Balm in Red Dahlia review


I wanted to choose between sweet violet, a light purple shade and the red dahlia, a more red shade. I ended up choosing the red color because I love red and didn't have a lip product in that shade. But all the shades are very nice! Lately I'm really into natural makeup so this balm was perfect for me. The balm is very easy to apply and you don't need a mirror at all. I always need something to keep my lips from getting dry, especially during winter. This balm moisturizes my lips for a pretty long time and the color stays also very long. It gives a little bit of a shiny look at first but that fades away quickly. It's creamy and feels really nice on your lips. In my opinion it's the better version of Babylips. The balm smells a little bit like granberries but not a fake smell, it smells really natural and soft. 
Burt's Bees Tinted Lip Balm in Red Dahlia review

The retail price is 7 euros and is a little bit on the higher end. In comparisons to the quality of the product I think it's well spend and a great investment. This balm is definitely one of my favorite lip products now and I still use it everyday. A balm is not only great for cold days, but I think I'll wear it in summer as well. 

Thank you very much for reading today's post! To get your Burt's Bees tinted lip balm click here

QUESTION TIME - Have you ever tried this tinted balm? If so, did you like it?

Have a lovely day,
Isabella


20.1.17

Burgundy Inspired OOTD

Hey everyone,

Hollister is one of my favorite clothing brands right now. They always have great deals online and I love the classic and beach inspired style. Today's outfit of the day is inspired by the color burgundy. I've always really liked burgundy, it's like a mix between the dark red and dark brown. It's a color that you can wear the whole year around with the right accessories. 


Burgundy Inspired OOTD

HOLLISTER JEGGINGS
I looked online and saw this pair of jeans in burgundy for just 15 euros and I immediately bought them. The jeans are Hollister jeggings and with a lot of stretch which make them very comfortable to wear. The material is also very soft and made from good quality. 


Burgundy Inspired OOTD

HOLLISTER PATTERNED SHIRT
I also wanted to have something in combination to wear with the jeans, so I found this patterned shirt and it's also from Hollister. It's with a hint of burgundy as well and fits perfectly on top of the jeans. The sleeves are ruffled at the bottom and elastic. The shirt was 11 euros online. 

CLARKS SHOES
Because it's still winter and the cold days aren't over yet I choose to wear my Clarks in combination with my outfit. It adds a bit of a wintery touch to it and they are very comfortable as well. For me clothes and shoes have to be cute but most importantly you have to feel good in what you wear. 

Burgundy Inspired OOTD


WHITE ICE WATCH
Watches are a great accessory and a must have item to never be late. For a long time I've always worn watches from the Italian jewelry brand called Furla but now I thought it was time for something different. The white reminds me of a Spring color and and looks great with the patterned shirt. 

I hope you enjoyed reading today's ootd! 
QUESTION TIME - Do you love burgundy?

Have a lovely day,
Isabella

14.1.17

Why Wigs are a Must Have Beauty Accessory

Hey everyone,

Recently I discovered the hair secret of many celebrities on the red carpet. It's a beauty trick that's very smart and if you do it in the right way is unnoticeable and very natural looking. The trick I'm talking about is wigs. I sometimes wondered how Kylie Jenner could change from a short bob to long green hair in just one day. It's not just Kylie that uses wigs, many other people use wigs as well. Keira Knightley has coped with hair loss and a wig was the perfect way to cover that up. Lady Gaga and Ariana Grande have used wigs for a long time now. Lady Gaga is famous for her brightly colored hair looks and Ariana Grande uses a wig for some extra volume to make her hair look perfect. 


hairplusbase hair tools wigs

Hairplusbase is a leading professional hair products manufacturer. They offer top quality products like for example full lace wigs, clip in hair extensions, tape in hair extensions and many more. Their goal is to empower people from all over the world to buy and sell online. No matter where you live, Hairplusbase can be right at your doorstep. 

On Hairplusbase full lace wigs are the most popular products. Not only celebrities but also models from all over the world have used these wigs. They look stylish, natural and suit your style. The mesh under the wig makes sure that your hair can still breathe and that your wigs is comfortable. If you want to go for easy, than this kind of wig is the right choice.  


Why Wigs are a Must Have Beauty Accessory

If you're not ready to wear a wig than tape in hair extensions are a great solution. They are available in any size, color and length. There are extensions for every hair type and if you feel like having long hair for a day, you just clip them in your hair. If I had to choose hair extensions, I would choose ombré extensions. Blue extensions would be very cool too and it's fun to change it up once in a while. For me it would be a good solution because I don't want to diy my hair yet. 


Why wigs are a must have beauty accesory

Lace front are also popular under celebrities. It's a great option if you want to have a wig that imitates your natural hairline and makes your hair fuller. They are less expensive than full lace wigs. Hairplusbase has over 2000 different wigs in this category so you will always find one that you like. 


Why Wigs are a Must Have Beauty Accessory


Wigs are now a must have beauty accessory and can transform your look quickly. They make it easy to keep up with the latest hair trends and styles. I definitely understand that people use wigs, because dying your hair to many times can make the quality of your hair worse.

After discovering that wigs are really a great tool, I know have to say I'm a fan of them. Before I thought it was only for people who were ill but that's further away from the truth. They are for everybody and how your hair looks is important for how you want to look and which style you want to go for. Combining the right hairstyle with the right clothes can make you look at your best! 

I hope you enjoyed reading today's post! 
QUESTION TIME - Did you ever wear a wig? 

Have a lovely day,
Isabella

13.1.17

My First Trip to London + budget tips

Hey everyone,

It's already a week ago that I flew to London. I can remember the months I've waited for my first trip ever to London. I've always really liked England and all the beautiful buildings, shops and the English language. The people are really nice and they helped us with tickets and directions. I have really fallen in love with this city. Read further for some fun things to do in London and budget tips! Let's get right to it! 

FIRST DAY SCHEDULE
Friday: Last Friday me and my family packed our bags and went to Schiphol Airport to take a flight to London Heathrow Airport. I flew with British Airways and was really surprised by how friendly the staff was. The plane was also very big and we even got something to eat and drink. After a short 45 minute flight we arrived at Heathrow. It's really exciting to actually be in the city you've dreamed of for so long! We took the Heathrow express to Paddington Station and that took us only about 15 minutes. Paddington is a very nice neighborhood and the buildings are so pretty as well. I love older looking buildings and it really gives the place a different atmosphere. The red busses are so cool and we took one to go to Aldwych where our hotel the Waldorf Hilton was. We took line 23 that goes from Paddington to Aldwych via Oxford street and Regent street. It was the perfect bus for a some sightseeing and seeing all the shops like Harrods, Marks & Spencer, John Lewis and many more. The hotel was really nice and there was a man, a typical English man opening the hotel door every time. 


My First Trip to London + budget tips


As I'm always hungry we went for lunch to Covent Garden. Covent Garden is a really nice place with all kinds of unique shops and delicious small restaurants. There is always a performance going on and you are never bored. I can't remember the name of the restaurant where we ate. But I'm sure you'll find a yummy restaurant. I ordered bread with tomato soup and bacon. It was really good and also healthy. What I noticed was that really very restaurant had healthy choices. After a good lunch we walked to our hotel to see if the room was ready. We rested for a little bit and went to the Tesco Express to collect a few croissants, yoghurt and magazines. In the evening we went to the musical in the Novello Theatre called Mamma Mia. The musical was so fun and it really makes you happy! At the end the public was singing along and everybody was dancing haha! It a feel good musical and I really recommend it if you go to London. 

My First Trip to London + budget tips










SECOND DAY SCHEDULE
Saturday: On Saturday morning I woke up really early and as I don't have a bath at home, took the opportunity and took a long relaxing bath. Than we went for breakfast and my favorite thing was the yoghurt. In Holland you don't have a yoghurt with a flavor that tastes like that and in Italy they have the same yogurt as well. (The brownies were yummy too) Today we walked to Regent Street and Oxford Street for a little bit of shopping. It was from our hotel a 15 minute walk. I went to Superdry, Antrophology, Jack Wills and a few more. I also went to the famous toy store Hamleys and it was really cool to see all the toys and bears! I really wanted to buy a bear but they were so expensive. We didn't go to the warehouses as they were a few streets ahead and it was a little bit too far. We decided to go to our hotel and rest a little bit. In the evening we went to the Lion King musical. I didn't think I was going to like it but I did. They played it really well and the little boy and girl were really talented to play such a big role so young. 


My First Trip to London + budget tips


My First Trip to London + budget tips


LAST DAY SCHEDULE
Sunday: The days really flew by. It was also darker earlier there than in Holland so it made the days even shorter. I still really wanted to see the Big Ben and Buckingham Palace where the famous wedding of William and Kate took place. Afterwards we went to the British Museum which was really interesting. We went to the African Animals exhibition and the mummies were really cool to see as well. Than we headed back to the airport and ate something at Starbucks and flew home.


My First Trip to London + budget tips


My First Trip to London + budget tips


LONDON BUDGET TIPS
Tesco express: London is quite and expensive city. It's impossible to go out for dinner and lunch everyday. The Tesco Express is a great way to keep the budget low and still have a great meal. Their is a Tesco supermarket almost on every corner so it's really easy to find them. 
Bus: we actually took the same bus, line 23, as the sightseeing tour bus that was double the price. At home we already bought an Oyster card and it's great if you want to go by bus not only one time but for a few days in a row. It's a great money saver and it's handy because you can't pay with cash in busses. 
My First Trip to London + budget tips


Musicals: there are a lot of small shops in town that offer last minute tickets to musicals like Mamma Mia, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and more for a great discount. If you're lucky you can find some great tickets at a good price instead of buying them online in advance.  

Thank you very much for reading today's post! I hope you now want to start traveling too! There are so many fun things you can do in London, so next time I'll definitely go to the London Eye. 

QUESTION TIME - Have you every been to London?
Have a lovely day,
Isabella

4.1.17

Aisle Style | Dresses Are a Girl's Best Friend

Hey everyone,

Dresses are my favorite to wear from all clothing items. I love picking the right dress for a special occasion and choosing sparkly accessories to make the outfit complete. While the festive is over, it doesn't mean that you can't have a reason to wear a beautiful dress. There are plenty occasions to wear a dress at the start of 2017, like as a bridesmaid, at prom or for a birthday party. 

Aisle Style is an online retailer where you can get anything from homecoming dresses, prom dresses, dresses for weddings and much more. They really have a dress for everybody and for every occasion. Aisle Style has a range of classic and timeless dresses for a classic sophisticated look. For a more modern look they also have a big selection of dresses based on the newest fashion trends. The dresses are tailor-made which ensures you for a perfect fit. The dresses are made from great quality materials and at a reasonable price. It doesn't matter where you live, Aisle Style delivers to countries from all over the world. 






Aisle Style has so many different bridesmaids dresses in all sort of shapes and colors. Since I was little I fantasized how my wedding dress would look like. I think very girl has done that in her life. Attending a friends or siblings wedding is also very fun and it's also the perfect excuse to go on a hunt for your perfect bridesmaid dress for 2017. If I was planning my wedding I would probably choose a classic bridesmaid dress in burgundy. I love that color because it reminds me of the winter and I would love to have a winter/Christmas wedding too. This dress is a short dress with a v-neck and a-line straps. I love the chiffon at the bottom and it's a really classic but trendy dress and I would absolutely see my bridesmaids in this dress! It's 109,99

Aisle Style dresses


In the US Prom is a very important occasion and the right dress is definitely a must have. You have to feel comfortable in what you wear and at the same time the dress flatters your body and curves in the right places. In the Netherlands we don't have a prom, but it would be really cool if we had it here as well. Prom is almost a competition who has the prettiest dress, although looks aren't everything it's still fun to have a little competition! The dress I would pick for my Prom would be this sparkly a-line crystal tulle dress. I love that it's a little bit see trough at the bottom and the sparkles in the front make the dress really cute. It's listed on the webshop for 139,99

Aisle Style dresses


Aisle Style also a collection with communion dresses. Maybe you have a little niece or know somebody who needs a communion dress. They are available in a lot of silhouettes, high-nec, v-neck, off the shoulder and many more.

http://www.aislestyle.co.uk/communion-dresses-c-11_44.html


Thank you so much for reading today's post! I hope you loved looking at all the beautiful dresses!
QUESTION TIME - What kind of dress would you wear to Prom?

Have a lovely day,
Isabella

3.1.17

My January Bucket List

Hey everyone,

It's a new year, and that means new chances, possibilities and exciting adventures. There are so many things in want to accomplish this month, from taking a fitness class to ice skating before Winter ends. 2017 Will be the year where I graduate from high school and make a begin a new chapter in my life in law school. After seven years spending at the same high school I really need to have a change in my life. It gets a little bit boring every year the same books, same places and it's something I really look forward too. 

My January Bucket List
January bucket list

LONDON HERE I COME
In a few days I'll be traveling for the first time to London and this trip on my bucket list. I've been dreaming of going to London for a really long time and now it's finally happening. I'm going to my first English musical called Mamma Mia, I love the songs so much! I'll do a travel post about all the cool places to visit, eat and shop at when I'm back from the trip. 

NEW BLOG PLANNER 
I also really need a blog planner. Over the years I've started to learn more and more about how blogging works and learned how to write better blog posts. I've started to love blogging even more. Now four years later after writing my first post I can see the progress I made and my English and writing skills are better than before. A blog planner is a must have for me, it's essential for writing all the ideas in and keeping track of everything all in one place. I'm looking forward to all the cool adventures and moments 2017 is brining and I hope you'll have a wonderful year too! 

Thanks you so much for reading today's post! I hope you're just as excited about making your own bucket list now!
QUESTION TIME - Do you use a blog planner to keep track of your goals and ideas?

Have a lovely day,
Isabella❤