1 February 2015

DIARY | THE SUNDAY POST


Today's the first of February, which can mean only one thing; my 18th birthday is in 7 days! I am going to be 18 soon, which terrifies and excites me at the same time. Being legal, being allowed to go to parties, again. However trying to be an actual adult and trying to get my life together is the part that scares me. I had a long chat with my friend Kat from the blog Katarina Julie about this and we both came to the conclusion that to not have your life together just yet is more than okay.

This week past week has been everything but eventful. Well except for last Tuesday. My cousin and I decided to go on a little shopping trip to Amsterdam, we shopped and laughed and then went to her sister, my cousin who also lives in Amsterdam. We all cooked dinner together, had a really good chat about life and our summer holidays playing James Bond with tennis rackets around the house, that what you get when you grow up with a brother and two guy cousins. My other cousins and I, aka the girls, were the youngest and that was the only way to be allowed to play it.

Other than that nothing really happened this week. This weekend flew by due to me being stuck at work until late, so I'm pretty sure that I will plop down on my bed tonight and I am hoping to fall asleep as soon as possible. Having to run up two flights of stairs at least 30 times a day really is starting to affect my lower back so I can't wait to just be in bed tonight to have a nice and good night of sleep.



31 January 2015

BEAUTY | A ROUTINE


I was really feeling this make-up look the other day so I just felt this need to share it on the blog. I think it might be because of a new product that I started using, so I can't wait to try it out more.

On my face today is the Origins Vitazing moisturizer. This moisturizer has a sheer tint to it, which gives me this glow, like I just came back from a holiday. I personally love that healthy glow, so I would do anything to achieve the look and surprisingly enough, this little tube of miracle seems to be doing the job right.

However, I can be quite oily, so I used a bit of my favourite mineral loose powder on top. This powder is the Laura Mercier Mineral Loose Powder and I use the shade Real Sand, which I can't seem to find anymore, it better not be discontinued!! I then used a little bit of blush on the cheeks. My all time favourite blush is from Catrice and is called Strawberry Frappucino. The name literally makes me cringe everytime I look at it, but it seems to give me such nice and healthy looking cheeks, that I just can't seem to stay away from it.

Then onto my eyes... For my eyebrows I used the Soap and Glory Archery 2-in-1 brow pencil, which is lovely! Great for filling in the gaps. I used my favourite eyeliner which is called the Maybelline Master Precise liquid eyeliner. This definitely is my all time favourite eyeliner. I've used it for about two years now! And that my friends, is dedication. The last step in this look was mascara, of course. I'm currently using the Max Factor Clump Defy False Lash Effect mascara. I loved the normal False  Lash Effect mascara, but I think I might like this one even more! It's soooo good!

Now apologies for the dry and chapped lips. I kinda was in a hurry and forgot to put lip balm on in these photos. I did put lip balm on later that day which was the Carmex Everyday Moisturising lip balm that I had lying around in my bag.


29 January 2015

ESSENTIALS | MY TEN FAVOURITE PIECES


Someone on tumblr asked me the following question: "What are your 10 favourite pieces in your wardrobe?". And that my friends, was, in my opinion, such a good question. In fact, it was that good that I had to make a post about this.  I had a long and hard think about this and came to the conclusion that these 10 items are my favourites, at least they are my favourites of this moment. It might change within a week, it might change within a month, I just know that I am really enjoying these pieces at the moment and have been enjoying for quite some time! 

ASOS Ridley jeans: Starting on the left is a pair of jeans. These are the black ASOS Ridley jeans, my absolute favourite jeans of all time. I discovered them around this time last year and I already own 5 pairs.

A striped tee from Zara. If you've been a follower of Style and Sushi for quite some time now, you would now that I love a good stripe. This particular one is from Zara but I can't seem to find it anymore, but I did find a cheap alternative here from Topshop and another alternative here which is from Étoile Isabel Marant, that is a little more pricey if you're willing to spend a bit more.

Leather look leggings: I wear my leather look leggings lots. The ones I usually wear are from ASOS and can be found here. I definitely feel like getting a pair of proper leather trousers soon though, so if you have any recommendations on where to look, feel free to let me know!

Black Weekday jumper: I love my knits, especially my black knits. This particular favourite is from Weekday and can be found here. It felt like I was spending a lot of money on this one particular plain black jumper.   €45 is a lot of money, especially for a plain black jumper. But I knew I would get so much wear out of it, so I had to. I love this fit and the neckline is a bit higher, so you can still get away with that cheeky hair-tuck that I'm a big fan of.

Roll-neck blouse:This next thing is something that I absolutely love. It's a roll-neck blouse from ASOS. I first spotted it on Megan from Pages by Megan and I had to have it! It's a beautiful cream white colored blouse with a roll-neck that I tend to grab when I am feeling a bit lazy. Such an easy to style item! The blouse is on sale on ASOS right now and you can find it here!

Céline Audrey sunglasses: Ahhh the sunnies. You know how much I love my sunnies. I adore them.  All I have to say is scroll through my blog and you'll notice how often I wear them. You can find the Céline Audrey sunglasses here!

Zara boots: Another favourite is this gorgeous pair of boots by Zara that look like the Acne Jensen boots. Sadly enough sold out on the Zara website.

Nike Roshe Run trainers:Shoes are a big thing in my life and my three favourite pairs of shoes are included in this post. First of you have my well beloved Nike Roshe Run trainers, no explanation required. I wear them way too much.

Another pair of Zara boots: I recently got another gorgeous pair of boots by Zara inspired by the Céline Angular Chunky heel ankle boots. Again, sadly enough sold out on the Zara website.

H&M tote bag: Lastly is my big black H&M tote bag. Perfect for when you like carrying useless stuff around with you, like I always do. I can't seem to find it anymore, do they still sell this? I am in desperate need of a new one! * Reminder to self, go check this in H&M stores tomorrow



28 January 2015

BEAUTY | HAIR CARE ROUTINE


A lot of people seem to be interested in my hair, how I style it and what I do to take care of my hair. Therefore it seemed pretty obvious to me to do a hair care routine. So without further or do, here it is. My hair care routine.


I wash my hair every two to three days. And for that I use something I can only get at my hairdressers. I have quite a sensitive scalp and used to use quite harsh shampoos and conditioners and my scalp, sadly enough, has to pay for it now. So I use this EVO The Therapist calming shampoo which is great if you tend to have frizzy hair, which I struggle with, due to the bleached ombre ends. I am on my second bottle of this shampoo and it's so lovely! I honestly would recommend this if you've got a sensitive scalp and frizzy hair! As a conditioner I use the EVO The Therapist calming conditioner, same story as the shampoo, lovely for when your hair is frizzy.

To tame the frizziness in the hair some more, I also use either a serum or some hair oil. At the moment I am using the Toni and Guy Serum Drops which, so far I am enjoying. It is making my hair feel like I just stepped out of the hairdressers which is always that luxurious moment.

To style my hair I either use a dry shampoo, texturizing spray or sea salt. When I have just washed my hair I don't tend to spray dry shampoo in it. I generally tend to go for my EVO Mister Fantastic texture spray which I spritz in when it's still wet and then I blow-dry it. If it would be Summer I would spray my Toni and Guy sea salt in my hair and just let that air dry.

If my hair is second day or third day hair, I will spray some dry shampoo in there. Currently I'm using the Aussie Miracle Mega Instant dry shampoo, which I got in London, because I forgot my dry shampoo. It's okay for now, I might repurchase it, not completely sure yet. After dry shampooing I would spray some dry texturizing spray in my hair and my fave to use is the L'Oreal studio line volume texturizing spray. I just spray that into my hair from the ends of my hair and if I feel like it I spray a little bit onto my roots.

That's it. That is how I "take care" of my hair. Nothing too special really. Doing my hair only takes me about a maximum of twenty minutes, so that proves how easygoing I am when it comes to my hair.



26 January 2015

OUTFIT | BETWEEN THE LINES

ZARA knit (similar) and boots, ASOS jeans, Mango bag

These boots are so comfortable, I can't seem to get over it. I feel like these boots go with everything. Last time I wore them, I wore them with a skirt (outfit here) and now I'm wearing them with jeans. Yes! I wouldn't say this is my favourite buy of 2015 as 2015 has only started 26 days ago, but I feel like I will get a lot of wear out of these gorgeous boots, even during Summer. Speaking of Summer; I could really use Summer right about now. I am done with this cold, rainy and grey Dutch winter we've been having.