Saturday, June 25, 2016

Goals of the month | July 2016

Hey everyone,

Summer is finally here! The past few weeks have been very busy and I've had to deal with quite a lot of stress because of all the exams at school. Studying everyday for hours makes you feel very tired sometimes and you have to take a brake once in a while too. I had to remind myself that it's all for a good cause and more than your best isn't possible. But don't worry I'm feeling a lot better now! 
Gel nailpolish, vlogging, eyeshadow tricks and coloring book

So I'm very happy the sun is shining today and I'm actually wearing my new summer dress. Quick life update: A couple of exciting things are happening next month. First I'll have my driving exam which I want to pass so badly because it's so cool to go places on your own. Now I can bring my mom to work haha.. I also got a summer job in an hotel close to the beach in the housekeeping. I'll clean hotel rooms and also I'll help older people with doing groceries or just having someone to talk to. The last exciting thing that is coming up in the life of a teenage girl is my trip to Rome. Maybe you've read my other posts about my previous trips to Rome too, if not I've been there a lot of times and I'm just in love with the city. Leave in the comments below if your want me to do a shopping haul about the things I bought there in the outlets, because I'm sure I'll do plenty of shopping! For this post I thought it would be a fun idea to share all the things I want to accomplish this month, July 2016. Grab a cup of tea, get your cozy blanket and let's get started! 

My first goal for this month is make up related. I've watched so many videos of people applying many different eyeshadow colors and making it look really pretty and thought why not try it too. I've bought a Rimmel palette with four colors to try the look. 
Trying to apply four different eyeshadow shades

My next goal of the month is something creative. On my last trip to Rome I got myself a Van Gogh coloring book. It's basically an adult coloring book where you can paint or color paintings from Van Gogh your own way. I've haven't had time yet, but for this month I'll make time and get creative again! 
van gogh adult coloring book

Another thing I want to accomplish isn't very difficult but still fun to try. Lately I've been kind of obsessed with nail polishes. I now have every shade you can possibly think of haha.. But I haven't tried gel nailpolish. I went to the store and bought the gel nail polish but one without uv light. I'm going to test if it really stays longer than the normal nailpolishes and if it looks as good as expected. 
trying out gel nail polish
Trying out gel nail polish #nails #blogging

I think about a month ago I started my own YouTube Channel. I thought about it a lot because you're making yourself public and vulnerable to the whole world. But at the end I decided it's so fun and I uploaded my first video. My channel is mainly about fashion, beauty and lifestyle just as my blog and K try to post my videos also on my blog. Mainly Zoella was one of my biggest inspirations and the sacconejoly's too to start making videos. I love their channels and the bright up my day! My goal for July would be to start making more videos and learn some basic editing skills. If you want to visit my channel:  Isabella's Choice Youtube Channel         
Isabella's Choice youtube channel

Thank you so much for visiting my blog! I hope you enjoyed reading my goals for this month and I hope I inspired you to make your own goals for this month too! 

What is your goal of the month July?
Have a lovely day,

Sunday, June 12, 2016

8 Best fashion deals online

Hey everyone,

Summer is the best season of the year! It's just around the corner and soon you can wear that cute summer dress you've had in your closet for weeks now! At least I have that haha.. If your closet is not yet summer ready, don't worry there's still time to find some cute summer outfits. I thought it would be a handy and fun idea to list some great fashion deals below of a few of my favorite shops online. I hope you like them let's get shopping and have a fashionable summer! 

1. SASSY STEALS: 10% off first order
sassy steals

2. RENT THE RUNWAY: 20% off first order

rent the runway

3. FASHIONMIA: 6% off all order above €59 
Use discount code: apr6


4. LuLu*s International Shoppers get FREE SHIPPING on orders over $150! Use promo code WORLDWIDE at checkout. Shop Top Fashion!
Use discount code: WORLDWIDE


5. ROMWE: 15% off for first order with code 15%off
Use discount code: 15%off

6. STERLING FOREVER: Enjoy 15% Off Side Wide!
sterling forever

7. CUPSHE: Spring Clearance Sale!The Lowest Price Ever Met! Free Shipping Worldwide!


8. ROSE GAL: Free shipping + Up to 78% OFF with 2791+ Items for Gorgeous Summer Tops with Various Images and Designs


I hope you enjoyed my post! What is your favorite brand for this summer?

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Saturday, June 11, 2016

Favorites of the month | Fashion

Hey everyone,

Today I want to share with you my favorite clothing items of the month. And also how you can make a cute outfit with these items. Most of the things I bought online. And I hope you like them. Let's get started!

The first item which I really love is this dress. I didn't buy it this month but still it's my fav. In an March blog post I wrote about my school trip to Napoli. I bought this dress in the Pull&Bear shop. If you are planning to go to Napoli sometime than the shop is in the street called Via Toledo. This street is very popular and also has other very cute brands like H&M, Zara, Accessorize and other small shops where you can find nice clothes. I'm really a bargain hunter and when I saw the dress I really loved it. But the price made it even better. It was only 8 euros!! :D Here in a The Netherlands it's very hard to find something that cheap for good quality. So that was great. The dress is perfect for a beach party or just for a festive occasion. You can wear it with some high heels, nude colored heels make you legs look longer. With some statement accessories and a cute purse you ready to party! 

I also recently bought this scarf on the Hollister website. That's why the price tag is still on it. ;) I bought it on sale with 50% off. It was still 22 euros. The blue scarf has really cute flowers on it and white dots. You don't see it in the picture but the scarf has in the ends cute ruffles. That's what I like the most about it. You can where this scarf with a cute white top, sweater or shirt with a pair of jeans and some flats. What also looks nice with this outfit is a braid in your hair. That really makes your outfit complete. 

And not to forget my fav shoes! These sneakers are from New Balance and are so comfortable. Last year I tried a pair of New a Balance but another model and they didn't fit. But luckily they now had it also in half sizes. I really like the pink details on the shoes and they are also very comfortable. I wear them almost everyday. I have to thank my mom for these shoes. She looked at her email and saw that vente-exclusive had a sale with all new balance shoes for half price. And she bought them immediately. At that moment I was in Napoli, so when I came back it was a really nice surprise. Thanks mom!!they were 45 euros and normally 90 euros. You can combine these sneakers with a pair of jeans, a cute blouse or sweater. Maybe it is cute to look for a blouse with the almost the same color pink in it matching with the shoes?! And a cute belt and your hair in a cute bun the sporty look is complete. 

So these were my 3 favorite items of April. I hope you liked them. Here are the sites from the brands where I bought my items. 

Have a lovely day,


Saturday, June 4, 2016

Fujifilm Instax mini 8 review

Hey everyone,

I hope your're having a great day today?! I thought it was a fun idea to share with you my experience of the Fujifilm Instax mini 8 camera with you. It's still a very popular and fun camera and I hope you enjoy it! So Let's get started!

Last year I bought my camera and was very excited when it finally arrived. It was available in the pink, yellow, blue and white and I choose for the pastel pink one because pink is my favorite color. But the light blue one was very cute too! I bought it online at the Hema in the Netherlands, comparable to a Walmart in the US, with twenty cassettes included. 

After I opened my package I finally could use my camera. At first I was a little bit afraid of taking a wrong picture because when you make one you can't delete it, it comes right out. But that's actually also very cool about it. With your phone or a normal camera you only see the picture on your screen so this is way better and more fun to make! The camera has 5 different options you can choose from to take the best picture possible. When it's cloudy you can choose the option with the cloud on it and the flash is less bright. When you choose the sunny option the flesh becomes brighter which is very handy. The camera is easy to use. First you have to put in two aa batteries and than you have to click on the right button below and you are ready to go. 

*It's very fun to make th picture and than see it come out right away. You become kind of addicted to taking pictures because they are so cute!!
*Because you only have one shot, you try harder to take a good picture and makes you value them a lot more. 
*The camera is very light and easy to bring with you everywhere you go to capture your best memories. 
*Another thing that's very fun is that when you take a photo it comes out blank. You have to wait about three minutes until you see your picture. First you see the darker parts and than the lighter parts of your picture. This make you feel like you're a professional photographer! ;)
*There are so many cute accessories you can buy for your camera, like bags, filters or stickers. The one I want to buy is the rainbow filter, it's on my wishlist.

Overall I would defenetily give the Polaroid a 5 out of 5 stars because it's a very cool camera and the pictures look really cute. It's fun to make pictures of your most memorable moments in life and to have the pictures immediately. Eventough the films are quite expensive, it's still worth it! 

I hope you enjoyed my Fujifilm Instax mini 8 review! If you like my post make sure to subscribe to my blog and I hope you'll stay tuned for my next post! 

Have a lovely day,
Isabella ❤

Sunday, May 29, 2016

Summer beauty essentials

Hey everyone,

I'm back for a new post! I hope you're having a great day today!? Because summer is coming up sooner than you think and time flies I thought it would be a fun idea to share my summer beauty essentials with you. Summer is my favorite season of the year and I can't stop looking forward to going to the beach all day, wearing my flip flops again and enjoying the sun. Let's get started!
summer beauty essentials 2016 #summer2016 #beautytips

summer beauty essentials 2016 #summer2016 #beautytips

My first beauty essential for this summer would defenitely be my Marc Jacobs perfume called Daisy. I have it now for a very long time and it's one of my favorite perfumes right now. The scent is soft and smells like a flower, perfect to wear everyday and for the summer too. The bottle is very cute too because it has little daisy flowers on it. 

Next I have the Loreal black buster eyeliner. What I love about this eyeliner is that it's very easy to apply because it's like a pencil. It's very handy to have with you and quick to apply. What I love to do when it's hot and sunny is just applying the eyeliner in combination with some mascara and a soft lipgloss and the look is already complete. I don't like to wear a lot of makeup during summer and that's why this eyeliner is really my summer essential.
boreal black bust eyeliner review
Another essential is my rituals smooth lipgloss. It looks really natural and is easy to wear and apply. It's with little sparkles and the color is dark orange. It looks really cute and it's easy to bring with you because it's in travel format. 
rituals smooth lipgloss la vie en rose

Than I have my Loreal nail polishes which I absolutely love so much! I bought them at the airport in Amsterdam in a package of three. But I lost the third nailpolish I think, I still haven't found it... But one is in light orange which is very cute and a happy color and the other is dark pink which is also very cute for your toes. 
loreal nailpolishA beauty skincare brand that I like very much is called Embryolisse. Maybe you've heard of it before but basically it sells moisturizers and products to clean your skin. The products I use right now are the Embryolisse Lait-Creme Moussant and the Lait-Creme Concentre. The first one is to clean your skin. It's a foaming cream-milk and for all skin types. It's for your face and body but I only use it for my face. Ingredients are for example sweet almond oil and Shea butter. When you apply it it feels really soft and afterwards I apply the creme Concentre to prevent my skin from getting dry. The creme is also used by models as moisturizer and the basis for the makeup. 
embryolisse skincare

My next essential would be my Calvin Klein lip balms. I bought them on Amazon Uk online and thought they looked really cute. One balm is in soft pink and the other in a darker pink. I love to wear them and they one of my favorites. 
calvin klein makeup

After being in the sun all day your need to to extra care of your skin. What I love to do after showering is applying some body lotion. The body lotion I love right now is from Elizabeth Arden and is called pink. Your skin feels very soft afterwards and your feel extra good because you take care of yourself. 
Elizabeth Arden pretty body lotion
My last summer beauty essential is my eye pencil and mascara travel duo. I got it for free because I bought something in the drugstore and it's really an essential for this summer. The pencil is very handy and the mascara looks very good too to create a little extra volume. It's from the brand Herome-Hypnose. 

lance eye pencil and mascara

I hope you enjoyed reading my post! Make sure to subscribe to my blog and recently I also started a YouTube channel. It would mean so much if you could check it out. 

What is your beauty essential for this summer?

Have a lovely day,

Sunday, May 22, 2016

May beauty favorites | New Youtube Channel!

Hey everyone,

I hope you're having a great weekend!? Last weekend I started my own Youtube channel after thinking about it for a very long time. The main reason why it took me so long to finally start posting videos online was because I find it pretty scary to put yourself public for the whole world. But now my channel is made and it's called Isabella's Choice. For my third Youtube video I thought it was a fun idea to share my favorite beauty items of the month May. From eyeshadows to lip glosses and from Dior to ELF, I hope you enjoy! :) 

If you enjoyed watching my video please like and subscribe to my channel! If you have a new channel of related to fashion/beauty you can leave your link in the comments and I'll check it out! 

Have a lovely day,


Saturday, May 14, 2016

Little reasons to smile

Hey everyone,

There are so many little reasons in life to smile. I thought it would be a nice idea to list some of my favorite little reasons to smile. 

When the sun is shining
Watching a very good movie
When your makeup looks perfect
Spending time with your friends
Taking photographs
Listening to music
Eating your favorite food
little reasons to smile

The smell of shampoo in your hair after a long shower
Kissing in the rain
Baking for fun
Thinking about your future
Being lucky
Buying a magazine just because you like the cover
Remembering a good dream when you wake up
Lush bath products
Feeling like you did something right
People talking with an accent
Receiving flowers from a guy
just girly things receiving a flower

Drinking a lot of tea
Hanging up new decorations in your bedroom
Getting into your pyjamas after a long day
Visiting your favorite city
From Travel quotes

Thank you very much for reading my post! I hope you enjoyed it, what is your favorite reason to smile? 
Have a lovely day, Isabella

Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Rome | Fashion, sadness, fun and food

Hey everyone, 

I hope you have had an amazing weekend!? I have just returned home after spending a week abroad with my father and brother in the open air museum city called Rome! Those days where one of the best days of my life, it really felt like a holiday to me and my brother. Because my father is Italian we have a house in Rome and we went there of course. The weather wasn't so good unfortunately, the first few days it rained a lot (just as we landed in Rome ;) but the last few days it got better. 

Trip schedule 
Thursday: The day me and my brother went on holiday by plane together for the first time(I have to admit, I was a little bit nervous too... ;) After putting everything in our suitcases we took a taxi to Schiphol airport. Packing always takes very long for me because I don't want to forget anything at home like my glasses, hair ties, headphones, toothpaste etc.. all those small things together. It's like bringing your whole house with you! Do you also know that problem? But besides that we managed to not forgot anything and when we arrived at the airport it was the beginning of a big journey. We said goodbye to our mom and after the security check I wanted to look at some shops because I love shopping if you didn't know that already. :) We also bought a small gift for my father to thank him we can stay there in Rome with him eventhough he has it very busy with his work and his parents are really really sick. ;( We bought him a big Lindt milk chocolate bar because it's his favorite chocolate. A while later we went to our gate and stepped in the airplane, I slept the whole flight haha. When we arrived at Fiumicino Airport late in the evening and hearing everybody speak Italian it was like feeling at home. I just love the Italian language so much! Our father stood behind the babage pick up and when he saw us and we him we were so happy! :) 
rome may break flowers #flowers #spring2016
One orchidee I bought in Holland for my father has now over fifty flowers! 
rome by night view from balcony
View of Rome by night 

Friday: The weather was really bad with thunderstorms and rain so we went to a shopping outlet called Valmontone half an hour away from Rome. It has shops like Nike, Calzedonia, Liu-Jo and many more. The first store I went in was the Nike store because I needed to have a cute outfit for the gym. I came across the new Spring collection and really loved the white dry-fit t-shirt combined with a black and white colored dry-fit running legging. (Like all brothers he hates shopping haha...) I also needed a pair of tennis shoes so I thought these were perfect. Than we went to the Superga outlet store where all the Superga were around twenty five euros! I bought only one pair because I still have a few from last year. Than my father suggested to eat something because the time flies when you're having fun.;) We ate some delicous pizza and an ice cream. Than I thought we were going home and I had to close my eyes but we went to the Twin-Set shop! That's my favorite brand and I wanted to buy everything.. I choose three things, A t-shirt with floral beading on top, a shirt with short sleeves and ruffles on the back and a white top with beading. I was so happy and I thanked my father way too much..
In love with these Twin-Set clothes! #fashionlover #shoppingaddict

In love with these Twin-Set clothes! #fashionlover #shoppingaddict

Very cute Superga loafers I bought in Italy for really not a lot of money #bargainhunter
Nike running set in black and white perfect for the gym too #Nikeforever #getfitnow

Nike tennis shoes perfect for the gym too #Nikeforever #getfitnow

Saturday: During the night from Friday to Saturday my grandfather on my fathers side in Rome felt really bad. My father visited him almost every two hours at night in the hospital. He didn't recognize his family anymore and couldn't eat. The next morning when I woke up I heard the sadness in my fathers voice when he said to me and my brother he wasn't alive anymore. It's so sad because I really loved him very much and to see my father this way is really not fun. My father started to call everybody and to invite people to the funeral. We went to buy some flowers with our names on them. The funeral was two hours from Rome in San Pellegrino close to Norcia in the mountains. It was in a small church where my father got baptisted. Basically this day no one had energy to do something, so we only went out for a pizza and watched a movie at home together to not think about the sad news for a while.

Sunday: The day of the funeral. We went earlier than the other to Norcia because my father wanted to do something fun for us to before it started. We got a sightseeing tour by car in Norcia. Norcia is really pretty, the mountains are really beautiful and it's a place with no wifi and just to relax. You have hiking routes, mountain bikers and a river that's well known for rafting. We visited Norcia's square and the church and went out for lunch to eat pasta. A few hours later, the funeral started and all our family arrived and friends. It was all very katholic, with singing and I wasn't used to that but it was nice. It was so sad to see my father cry the whole time, luckily we were there for him and it was like it had to happen when we were in Rome during our trip. We hugged him and were there for him because that's what he needed. Than after everything we were al, really tired and went home. 
We suddenly came across these sheeps in the mountains in Norcia Italy #lifegoals #italyisbeautiful
These suddenly walked on the street....

Monday: To throw all the sadness away Monday was the day of the football match AS Roma - Napoli. Although I'm not a big football fan I enjoyed it very much. It was especially for my brother because the shops where more for me and this for him. We had vip tickets and were sitting just before all the journalists. Before the match started we had our own table in the VIP lounge and with all sorts of pizza, pasta, fruits and deserts.This was the part I enjoyed the most! ;) 
roma napoli 21 aprile as roma e stato molto bene #calcio

Tuesday: In the morning we went to a bar close to our house for breakfast. Than we went to the center of Rome and walk there for a little bit. We went to a few museums, walked next to the colosseum and went to a bookstore. I love going to bookstores abroad because there are so many new books and magazines. I really recommend when you're in Italy to buy the TuStyle and the Gioia magazines. They are my favorite ones and they are filled with stories, inspiration and you can discover a lot of new brands. In the bookstore I bought a book from Zoella which I wanted to have for a really long time. It's the book called Girl Online In Tour in Italian. Another thing that I bought was a VanGogh color book called Color your own Van Gogh with real paintings that you can color or paint the way you like. 

Bought Girl Online from Zoe Sugg Zoella in a bookstore in Rome and love it!
Picture of the colosseum in Rome

Museum in Rome

Wednesday: The last day! It went by all too fast! We went to another shopping outlet called Castel Romano near Rome. They have a Woolrich outlet and if you come there when it's sale on top of the outlet price you can get some really good deals. I bought a sweater at Tommy Hilfiger which I really love because of the red bow in the back. In combination with the sweater I bought a plaid scarf also from Tommy Hilfiger. We ate some ice cream and a pizza, packed are bags and went to the airport again. Although it was a trip with mixed emotions, I enjoyed spending time with my family. When your father lives far away it makes you appreciate the moments you spend with him even more. After a two hour flight we arrived at Schiphol airport and our Rome trip was completed. 

Cute tommy hilfiger sweater with red bow in the back
In combination with a cute Tommy Hilfiger checked scarf

Makeup Brands I discoverd while in Rome

Things I realized after this trip
*Study in Rome
This trip just made me fall in love with Rome even more! It made me realize that I defenitely want to study abroad in Rome in the future. 
*Appreciate Family 
Because life never goes as planned some things just happen. And life goes on and this trip made me realize that family is very important.

Songs I discovered in Rome 
*Sofia Alvaro Soler
*Zucchero Partigiano Reggiano 
*Duele El Corazon
*Hymn for the Weekend
*Come Jain Zanaka

Thank you so much for reading my post and I hope you really enjoyed it! Have you ever been to Rome/planning to go? 

Have a lovely day,


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