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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