Wednesday, April 1, 2015

The Liebster Award

Hey everyone,

I have been nominated for the Liebster Award by the person who has a blog called One more girl Online. Thank you so much! I didn't know here blog before, but because she nominated me I found it. It's a really cute blog and I love reading it. You can check her blog out here. One More Girl Online 


the liebster award


The Liebster Award is an award that you give to bloggers who are under the 200 followers and to blogs which you like to read. Liebster means kind and sweet in German. You answer the questions that are give to you and nominate some bloggers and make new questions for them. The blogger of One more Girl has left me questions and I'll answer them as well and complete as possible! 

What is your dream job?
Right now I'll be in high school for two more years. My dream is to study law at a University in Holland and than work at a big company like the European Union or work at Amnesty International to help other people and defend their human rights. I like to have a job where I can see all the beautiful places in the world and help others. That would be my dream job.



What do you like to do in your free time?
In my free time I always like to play tennis with friends. When it's great weather you have a workout and you get a tan quickly! I also like to go shopping, roller skating(still have to buy new ones), going to the beach and reading magazines with a big cup of chocolate milk. Oh, and almost forgot blogging..



What is/was your favorite class in school? 
That would be a very hard question, but if I have to choose one it would be English. I love English and especially the Australian accent is really cool. That's also why my blog is in English, to improve my writing but also because I love the language. This year I have a really good English teacher and he really cares about each student and wants to help you improve and to stay motivated. 

What is your ideal weekend?
My ideal weekend would be sleeping in till around eight thirty in the morning and than with a breakfast in bed. Breakfast with a croissant(delicous!!), muffin and a big fruit smoothie. Than I would text with friends, check my email and blog and Facebook etc. After I have done that I would play tennis with friends and than go home. In the afternoon I would go to the beach or watch some television, just very relaxed.



What question(s) do you hate having asked to you? 
There are two questions that I don't really like if people ask that to me. The first one is when someone asks me:'Tell something about yourself.' Than I don't really know what to say because there is so much you can say. I like a more specific question, like what do you like to do in your free time. The second question is when someone asks if I'm on my period, ughhhhh. When I'm arguing with my brother and I say something he doesn't like he ask if I'm on my period and that's so not funny. 

What is your favorite holiday and why?
My favorite holiday would be a combination of beach and city/sight seeing. I love being in the water and swimming and surfing but also like to explore new cities and see their cultures.



What do you see for yourself in the future?
In the future I see myself living and working abroad in a big city. I hope I have a family by than and a labrador. (they are so cute)

What is something you want to accomplish by the end of this year? 
I think I would like to have saved enough money for my dream vacation in 2016 by getting a parttime job. 

When did you start blogging?
I started blogging in September 2013.

What is your idea of a perfect world and what would you change about this one to make it perfect for you?
My idea of a perfect world would be that everyone is peaceful with each other and no more war. The thing I would change in this world right now to make it better for me would be to not think to much about how other people see mee and what they think of me. It makes me happier and I just do what I love. 

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Why did you start blogging?
I really like fashion and beauty and I always read a lot of blogs on the internet and thought why would I not start a blog too! I love sharing my interests with people all over the world and connect. 

I have to say those questions were really great! ;) 

My nominees are







The rules for the Liebster Award
1. Thank the person who nominated you ;)
2. Answer the question given by the nominator
3. Nominate around 6 new bloggers under 200 followers
4. Create 11 new questions for the nominees to answer 
5. Notify all the nominees on their blog/social media
6. Include the rules in your blog post 
Now my questions: 
1. What is your favorite beauty product ever?
2. In which country would you like to live in 10 year from now?
3. Is their something from your past you would like to change?
4. Do you have any addictions right now?
5. Which of the 4 seasons suits you the best?
6. What is your dream career?
7. If you could be any celebrity for one day, who would it be?
8. Cat or dog?
9. What quality do you appreciate the most in people?
10. What is the sweetest thing someone has ever done for you? 
11. Describe what your blog is about and why?
I hope my questions for the nominees are also good and good luck with answering them! 
Have a lovely day,
Isabella

Sunday, March 29, 2015

What I'm up to at the moment

Hey everyone,

I hope you're having a great weekend! Here in Holland the weather is not so good, you can say it feels like winter here. It's storms, rains and it's cold. I thought it would be a good idea to write about what I'm up to right now. Hope you enjoy it! 

This few weeks are going to be very busy for me. It's my final high school year and my test week is coming up and I have a lot of learning to do.. I really have to motivate myself to do history everyday because those are like ten chapters for one test en math is is also a lot and quite difficult. The fun part about having a test week(yes, there is a fun part) is that I have to go for the test to school for an hour and than you can go home. If you don't have a test on Monday or Tuesday you're free!! And now I've a long weekend, but still I have to learn but it's better than a whole day going to school of course. 

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For my seventeenth birthday last year in November could have a Seventeen magazine subscription. I was very happy about that because I love to read English magazines and on the site Hearts magazines it's not so expensive to have a one year subscription, even if you live in Europe. The Seventeen always writes about cute fashion trends en also has in the backa section with workout tips and moves which I always look at and try them myself. 

When I looked online on the webshop of Abercrombie and Fitch they always sell a lot of expensive things that are cute to have but still not for that price. The brand often has items online that are like from fifth to ten euros and than you have to be quick otherwise it's sold out. So I saw this cute floral pyjamas that I needed to have! The top a is cropped sweater with long sleeves and the bottom is sort of like sweatpants. They are very comfortable and also warm for at home. I really love the pyjamas Abercrombie sells, I had tartan shorts before but they are too small now. My pyjamas were thirty instead of one hundred. 


Goals I want to accomplish in April

Read another novel from John Green
After reading The Fault in our Stars I wanted to read more books of this author. This book for me was really the first one that I thought really was written well and also with a powerful message to young people like us. I like to read books that have deeper meanings and also the movie was very good! Have you seen it? The actors played it very well and you really believed their story. I think I would love to read Looking for Alaska next month. 

the fault in our stars
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Become more organized
Every year at the beginning of school I tell myself be more organized. And it only last for a few days;)
I write math in my French notebook and my bookshelves is really a mess with loose papers everywhere. The thing is when I bought separate binders for every subject I still don't put them in them. But now I really have to push myself to stay organized, because when your room is organized you're also organized in your head.

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FROM WEHEARTIT, OWN NO CREDIT

Write something I appreciate everyday 
It's easy to forget all the beautiful things we have in life. Not everybody has what you have, for us it may seem normal but someone else would be very grateful to have it. I want to write something everyday that I appreciated the most of that day. It helps to see which things people do for you can show that for example when your mother brought you to school because you didn't feel well and couldn't go by bike you appreciate that and show that to her. 

I hoped you like my post of the thing I'm up to at this moment and some goals I want to accomplish in April. What are your goals for next month? 

Have a lovely day, 

Isabella

Friday, March 27, 2015

Original Summer holiday ideas

Hey everyone,

My finals are coming closer and closer and I already want to think about some thing fun I want to do during my longest summer holiday ever! I know that a lot of my classmates are going on holiday with friends to destinations like Ibiza, Chersonissos, Albufeira and a lot more. These are really drink and party places and very standard. Because that's not really my cup of tea, I thought it would be a good idea to list a lot of other things you can do that are also really fun but a little bit more original. Enjoy!

Go on a road trip!
This is still on my summer bucketlist. The only thing you need is a car, friends and Google maps. Point your finger in a few random directions and you have your road trip destination. Road trippers is also a great app to have fun during your road trip and not only on the destination itself. It looks up cool thing to do along the way and makes your road trip better. I love that you are free to go where you want and I hope that my road trip dream will come true this summer! 

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Language course
You can also combine fun with learning a new or improving your language skills. The best way to do that is in that country. The best origination is for me Ef, Education First. They offer language camps in many different countries with people all over the world. You don't only follow the lessons but also go on small trips to to London if you stay in Brighton or go to a Broadway musical. You can choose to stay at a host family, campus or apartment. So that's very fun! I would also love to do this during summer. You make a lot of new friends and I think you will be more independent and really experience the different cultures. Travel active and internlaguage are for example also good to go with. 


Volunteer or work abroad
If you want to have a vacation you'll never forget and love to help others, than volunteering abroad is something you would like. I think I would find it a little be scary to volunteer in Afrika or Tunisia because it can be dangerous and you don't know what's going to happen. But the people there really need our help! When I'm a older I'll defenitely go there and volunteer! I think it will be an unforgettable experience. If you would like to go than the UN has a program Youth in Action where you can sign up. 


My mom worked as an au pair in Paris when she was around 18 years old. If you love working with children than that's something you can do in your holiday. You can also work on a camping in Italy or Greece and work in the catering or in the entertainment. It's a fun holiday and you get paid for it. Projects abroad is a good website for international summer jobs. 

What are your plans for this summer?
Have a lovely day,

Isabella

Sunday, March 22, 2015

Maybelline Superstay 24H lipstick review

Hey everyone,

Recently I bought the Maybelline Superstay 24h lipstick and I wanted to share with you my opinion about it to help you choose a good lipstick and I hope you'll enjoy it!



Color: 430 Stay with me coral
Price:12,99 
 I was looking for a good lipstick that stays a long time for quite a while. When I saw this one online I thought I had to give it a try. I waited excitedly till it arrived the next day. When I opened it the lipstick was smaller than I expected it to be. But the color was great, a little bit red with orange. I tried it immediately but it felt like I put glue on my lips.. It was very heavy and my lips were not hydrated at all. When I wanted to remove the lipstick it was almost immopossible. The name says it, 24 hour stay. That was really true. ;) 



Pros
-The color looks really good on my lips and is also very cute for Spring and matches with the description online.
-I thought that after all the lipsticks I've tested this one would also not stay for a long time, but it was the first lipstick that did! 


Cons
-When you wear the lipstick for more than one hour the lipstick is still good on my lips but it looks very dehydrated and my lips also feel very dry. Before I tested the lipstick on my lips I tested it on my hand and also there you could already feel it was very dry.
-The color fades after one hour and it doesn't look very well anymore. 

Do I recommend it
Well, not really. For me it's very important that your lips stay hydrated and don't feel dry when you wear lipstick. With this one, it felt really heavy and I wanted to take it of right away. The quality is good and I think it's for people who don't mind feeling something on their lips. With lipgloss it's different, it's light and great to keep hydrated lips.  

I hope my review was helpful! 
Do you have this Mayebelline lipstick? 

Have a lovely day,

Isabella

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Summer is around the corner|| 5 Bikini Body tips!

Hey everyone,

Summer is coming closer and that means it's bikini weather! A sunny and fresh period with lots of flowers and happy people. Wearing a cute bikini is not the only thing you need to look great, you also want to look in shape of course. Here a 5 tips for you to look and feel great on the beach. Enjoy!




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Eat less sugar
Your body needs certain sugars, like in fruits, vegetable or bread. It's impossible to avoid eating sugar because it's in everything you eat and drink. But when you eat too much sugar it's not good for your skin and health. When you make this a long term habit you can get problems like acne, weight gain and even diabetes. Those are things you definitely don't want to have! Reduce the amount of sugar(In Cola are more than 5 cubes of sugar, it's already the limit for one day!!) you eat if you want to be healthy and look good. :)


Don't skip meals
A lot of people think that by skipping meals you will loose weight, that's not true. It's even the opposite. When you skip for example your breakfast, your body uses your last energie and you gain weight instead of lose it. 



Combine exercise with eating healthy
I am not really into all the diets people have and also don't really believe in them. I love food and for me it would be really a nightmare to not eat foods I love. When I come home from a busy day and I really want to eat some chocolate and it's not possible that after a few days you will eat way more because you weren't aloud to eat it before. If you eat healthy, like eat vegetables everyday, have breakfast, eat at least two pieces of fruits ann exercise at least 30 minutes a day than you will be in good shape and will look great in your bikini! :) Without exercising you won't gain muscles and the result will be less. So grab your running shoes and enjoy  This way you can have a healthy lifestyle for a longer period than when you go on a diet and after a few weeks go back and gain even more weight.


Water, water, waterrrr!
Keeping your body hydrated will give your more energy, will help you be stronger and it's good for you skin too. What I always do to make sure I drink enough is too fill my water bottle three times a day so I know how much I drink than when you fill a glass. 



Sun
You don't want to look very white on the beach. It's good to combine your daily exercise outside with the sun. You get a tan and a good workout! 


Most girls will be motivated about for 2 to 3 weeks and than fall back in their old routine. The healthy lifestyle is becoming boring! And I understand that, exercising everyday and eating healthy. 
To avoid that keep the workouts fun to do. Like on Monday you will go for a run with your friend, on Tuesday you will play some tennis, On Wednesday you will follow a dance class. Variety is good for your body and you will stay motivated! It makes it even more fun to do it with your friends. And also don't have too high expectations of yourself. Than it isn't fun anymore and the results could be disappointing and you won't stay motivated. Living a healthy lifestyle doesn't mean you only have to eat vegetables and fruit everyday! You can eat sweets, chocolate, donuts after you ate something healthy. Just don't overdo it of course!

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I hope you enjoyed my 5 bikini body tips! I wish you good luck with your workout and keep motivated!

Have a lovely day,

Isabella


Sunday, March 15, 2015

Wishlist of the moment

Hey everyone,

There are always so much things I want to have each month. A lot of those things are not really urgent, but nice to have. Like a cute pair of sunglasses or a cute shirt for summer. I thought it was a fun idea to share my wishlist of the moment with you!

I stumbled upon a lifestyle blogger, I don't remember who and she shared in a blog post what was in her jewelrybox. I saw a Tiffany necklace she had and it was very cute! I really love the necklace and the brand too! But it's very expensive.. Because I like light pink  I choose this heart necklace.

Tiffany necklace

A few years ago I sold my skates on eBay and didn't really want new ones. But now, a few years later I kind of want to start skating again. As the weather gets warmer, the sun brighter it's the perfect way to combine exercise and outdoor in one time. I heard that Fila is a good sport brand and has good and cute skates. You have also skates that are with bigger wheels, those are the inline skates. But that's more for people who really have skating competitions. I just want to do it for fun. :)


The next thing that is on my wishlist is a pair of Keds. I love those shoes and think they look really cute, even if your outfit is simple the shoes make it look complete. They come in many different colors and patterns and models. On the Hollister webshop they sell them too, but when I bought a pair the size was really weird. I have normally a size 39 and when I tried the shoes they were like two sizes too big. I think it was because it was Hollister+Keds. But now a new chance on buying the right size! The brand also asks a lot of guest designers like Taylor Swift, Kate Spade and that's really cool too!



My last thing om my wish list is a watch that I got as a present from my parents. You may now the Italian brand Furla!? It has a collection called Candy and it sells very nice bags and accessories. My watch is also from this collection and I wear it everyday. It's the best watch I have and it's very comfortable and cute. But because I wear it soo much it looks a little bit worn out. And that's why I would love to have a new Furla Candy watch. I looked on the internet but couldn't find the watch on any of the websites online, even on the Furla site it wasn't available. So the next time I go on vacation, I'll buy a new one on the airport. It's probably the number one thing I want on my wish list. Because I couldn't find it online, this is a Furla watch from the classic collection but also very cute with stones in white leather. 





I hope you enjoyed my wish list of the moment! 
What is on your wish list?

Have a lovely day,

Isabella



Thursday, March 12, 2015

Tips to stand up for yourself more

Hey everyone,

Standing up for yourself isn't always easy. For some people it's more natural than for others. It's important to stand up for yourself as people nowadays get more and more talkative and otherwise they  don't even see you standing anymore. It's important to stand up at work, school, sports. Everywhere. I have to say my New Years revolution every year is standing up more and every year it's not really happening. It's not that I'm not trying, it's more that people around me are louder and talkative and say what they think. My personality is more reserved and some things I do to please others and I know that a lot of people also have to stand up more for themselves. That's why I'm now going to give you some tips on how to do that and I hope you like it. 

Inspirational quotes

Learn to say no
I know this is a very hard one but also a very important one. A lot of my people have problems with just saying no to things. Like if your friend asks you to go out for dinner on a Friday and you don't really feel like it. You want to stay home that evening, but you say you can't because you have plans. She ask if it's possible before and you say yes. So this happened to me actually a few times, haha.. It's sounds really weird, but it's how it happens. To avoid this kind of situations think about yourself first and not be a people pleaser all time. Just say no, I'm not really feeling like it today. Maybe next time. It's good to also think about others and help and do fun things with your friends. Try to find a balance between pleasing others and yourself. Don't be afraid of how they are going to react. It's your choice and people have to respect that as well as you respect theirs. 

Have confidence and believe in yourself
To learn to stand up for yourself, you first have to love yourself as the person you are. If you don't like yourself than it's not going to work. If you have little confidence try to write some things down that you can do well, things you love about your appearance and why you don't like yourself the way you are right now. Maybe it's because you gained weight, or you can't do a sport as good as others. If you every doubt yourself than you should think that you are just a person in this world and are the same as everyone else and you deserve it just as well to be here and live your live the way you want to! Don't be too hard on yourself, just work hard and have fun because you are original and there is only one you! Also believe that you can do something you really want. If you really want something, than you can do it! It's just your mind that holds you back from actions. And never compare yourself to others!



Other things to remember
-Body posture says a lot about someone. Walking with your head and shoulders down gives a bad impression, you seem scared and not loving yourself. Walk with your head held high and shoulders up and girl you can conquer the world! Yeah!!! 
-Stay away from people that are negative, just stay with people that make you feel happy and cheerful.
-Always be yourself and never be with people who want to change who you are.


I hope you enjoyed my post! Good luck with standing up for yourself! :)

Have a lovely day,

Isabella

Sunday, March 8, 2015

10x Cute notebooks

Hey everyone,

You can find notebooks in all different colors and sizes. You can bring them everywhere with you, just in case a great idea pops up in your head. Notebooks are also very handy to write down your groceries, a to do list or of course for school and college. There are a lot of brands that have very cute notebooks like Kate Spade, that's absolutely my favorite brand. Her design are so cheerful and with bright and happy colors that you want to write in it! And secretly I write better notes in school when I have a cute notebook.. Here are 10 notebooks from budget to no budget ones. 


ban.do rough draft notebook
€8,21 - lifeguardpress.com
Lanvin Set of two notebooks
€150 - net-a-porter.com
Kate Spade stationery
€11 - lifeguardpress.com
a4 2015 spinout notebook
€6,38 - cottonon.com
H&M 3-pack notebooks
€6,91 - hm.com
TOPSHOP Great Ideas Notebook
€14 - topshop.com
Parsley Notebook Holt Renfrew
€7,30 - holtrenfrew.com
A5 sleepy owls felt notebook
€12 - paperchase.co.uk
Girls
€12 - hollisterco.com


                                      What is your favorite notebook?
                                                Have a lovely day,

                                                     Isabella
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