Saturday, June 10, 2017

Packing for Austria

Hey everyone!

Today is a pretty busy day for me, because I'm packing for my trip to Austria! I won't get a lot of sleep tonight because I'm leaving super early tomorrow morning, but I'm very excited to go. I sincerely think Austria is one of the most beautiful countries in the world, and I haven't been there for at least 10 years, so I've been looking forward to this trip for months. I actually meant to go today, but my grandma has been a little sick and I was worried, so I rescheduled. But she's fine now, so I'm going tomorrow, yay!

For some reason I always forget to charge my iPad or my 3DS when I go away, but I am charging both of them at the moment, so I should be able to play Kingdom Hearts or watch Netflix. My biggest problem though, when it comes to travelling, is that I tend to overpack. Like most women, I tend to bring way too much stuff that I don't need, and I just don't want to do that anymore! It would save me so much time, energy, and stress to pack only the essentials, so last night I made a list, and I tried to stick to it :-) To be honest I did pack an extra pair of shoes, because you never know, but I am still very happy and proud to announce that I managed to fit all of my stuff for 10 days in my little carry on suitcase!


Do you have any travel essentials?

Saturday, June 03, 2017

Oh my darling, Clementine

I started my new job this week, and I love it so far! My colleagues are all really nice, and I'm having a ton of fun selling bras and swimsuits :) I have today off, so I'm gaming as usual, haha.

Clementine is one of my favourite video game characters ever! She's adorable, but still really strong, and she managed to survive for a very long time in the middle of the zombie apocalypse. I don't think a lot of little girls would be able to survive as long as she did, so I think that makes her pretty cool.


Who are your favourite video game characters?

Sunday, May 28, 2017

I got a new job!

Hello! :)

As I've mentioned a few months ago, my contract at my previous job ended on the 30th of April, so I've been applying for new jobs for a little while now, and I have good news! After a video interview, a live interview, and a successful trial day, I got the job of my dreams at an amazing company that I am a huge fan of: Hunkemöller! :)

I'll be advising and selling fabulous lingerie, swimwear, pajamas and fashion, and I'm super excited! It's one of the biggest brands here in Europe, located in a ton of different countries, so I feel really happy and honored to have found such a fun new job!

Saturday, May 20, 2017

Me-time

It's a really pretty day today, so I got up early to go running! I take ballet on Monday and Wednesday, and go running or cycling on pretty much every other day to stay active :) So after finishing my 10k run, I went home to relax, and have some well-deserved me-time with a nice book.

The book I'm reading is called "Style" by Lauren Conrad. It's a style guide in which she gives fashion advice, and offers tips to create your own unique look. When I was in high school, I was a huge fan of both Laguna Beach and The Hills, so I remember running to the store after school 7 years ago, to pick up this book. I haven't read it in a while, so I figured it might be nice to read her tips again, and maybe get some inspiration for my own wardrobe, as fashion is something I've always been interested in. As a wise woman once said, fashion is the most powerful art there is, and I really agree!


Did you watch Laguna Beach and The Hills on MTV? Have you ever read a style guide, or any other similar book?

Sunday, May 14, 2017

How I clean my make up brushes

Hi everyone!

My make up brushes were a little dirty, so it was time to wash them, and I thought I'd share with you how I like to keep them clean and soft! I like to wash them every single week for hygiene reasons, because a build up of bits of make up and bacteria can easily get stuck inside of them, which can cause clogged pores and pesky breakouts. To be honest, washing my brushes is one of my least favourite chores to do, simply because I have way too many of them, and my arms always start to hurt a lot! But you know, that's life, and it just needs to be done.

I've recently thrown away about half of my brush collection, so that did cut down time, though. They were pretty old and started shedding, so I do need to buy a new set soon. They were all Sigma brushes, and to be honest it did hurt a bit to say goodbye to them! But they've lasted for many years, so they were definitely worth the money I spent on them at the time. Sigma is quite pricey though, but I've heard great things about Morphe as well, so I'm thinking of maybe buying a Morphe set. Please let me know if you're a fan of Morphe brushes, because I'd love to hear your opinion on them :) High quality make up brushes are always a bit of an investment, so I do wish to spend my money wisely.

Anyway, because it's the weekend, I decided this would be a good time to wash my brushes! I like using a spray brush cleanser after every use, but when I deep clean them like today, I use baby shampoo to get them as clean and as soft as possible :) The pink silicone thing in my sink is a brush cleansing palette I bought from Real Techniques. I'm aware I'm not using it the way it's supposed to be used (I'm supposed to hold it in my hand), but I find it works a lot better when I place it in my sink like this. I add a small pump of baby shampoo on the RT palette, run my brushes under some lukewarm water, and then wash them on the cleansing palette until they're all clean :) Be careful when you do this, and try to focus on the actual bristles while avoiding the (often metal) part of the brush where handle meets the head, because this may loosen the glue over time. When the water runs clear from the brush, I use a small cloth to reshape the hairs, and finish by laying my brushes flat to dry overnight. Smaller ones like lip or eye brushes don't take very long to dry, but do note that larger brushes (such as powder or foundation brushes) may take a few hours to fully dry.


How do you clean your make up brushes? And do you recommend Morphe brushes to me?

Sunday, May 07, 2017

Sunday Funday + My Top 5 Eurovision Songs

Hey there!

I'm spending my weekend babysitting, working out, going to church, and playing PS4. The past week has been pretty busy, but luckily I managed to squeeze a few hours of gaming-time in my schedule to relax. I'm currently playing Uncharted 4, which I love so far! To be honest I do not want to put my controller down, which is a very good sign, because I felt the same on my first playthrough of The Last Of Us on PS3, and that is by far my favourite game ever.

Thank goodness I will have a lot more time next week to play, so I expect to finish this game pretty soon and start my second playthrough of Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag, that I haven't played since 2013, so I'm excited to play it again. Or I might continue playing The Witcher 3, which I bought about a month ago when it was on sale at the Playstation Store. I couldn't really get into it at the time, so I've been playing other games for a while now, but after watching a few YouTubers play, I'm pretty excited to get back to the game, and hopefully fall in love with it :)


Besides gaming, I'm also looking forward to Eurovision next week! My top 5 is The NetherlandsAustriaIsraelBulgaria, and Spain. I feel like I'm the only one who likes Spain's song, as everyone seems to be obsessed with Sweden's entry, but even though the guy is hot, I really don't like Sweden's song this year at all.

How do you like to spend your weekends? And what's your Eurovision top 5? :)

Thursday, May 04, 2017

Summer fashion shopping

Happy Star Wars day!

First of all, I want to thank you all for all of the incredibly sweet messages I've received when my dog Renzo died last week. I wrote that post with tears running down my face, and I couldn't type well because my hands were shaking too much, so I'm super grateful for all of the love and support you've all given me :) You've really cheered me up, and I'm feeling a lot better already! Of course I'm still very upset and confused about losing such a beloved pet, but I know he's in a better place now.

Summer is coming up, and as I've recently cleaned out my closet for charity, I figured today would be a nice day to order some new clothes. I'm a huge fan of online shopping because it's so convenient and there are a lot more options to choose from, haha. So here's a quick overview of my purchases!

Please note that I am not sponsored or anything, I have bought all of these items with my own money.

1. Vila "Vidreamers v-neck" t-shirt
€16,95 - £14,95 - $17,95 - Shop
 

2. NLY One "Full Prom Skirt"
€37,95 - £27,95 - $32,95 - Shop
 

3. River Island "Embellished Flat Sandals"
€44,95 - £34,95 - $69,95 - Shop
 

4. Black Widow v-neck t-shirt
€20,20 - £17,09 - $21,99 - Shop

5. Topshop Paint Floral Tea Dress
€65,00 - £48,00 - $90,00 - Shop
 

6. Boohoo "Sophia Scoop Neck Maxi Dress"
€23,00 - £17,00 - $30,00 - Shop
 

7. Marc Jacobs leopard print voile scarf
€205,00 - £175,00 - $195,00 - Shop
 

8. Undiz Pajama set
€35,00 - £25,90 - $40,90 - Shop
 

9. Victoria's Secret "The Mayfair" short pajama set
€51,66 - £38,18 - $42,00 - Shop
 

What are your fashion choices this summer?