29 December 2014

★ MAKEUP SWITCH CHALLENGE ★

Hey there lovelies! I have another video for you today featuring one of my good friends Tahnee. As I have mentioned before, I hardly ever wear makeup to school because I’m a lazy gal when it comes to that (those 10 extra minutes of sleep in the morning do count). So I end up not wearing makeup most of the time. When I do wear makeup I usually put on only a little or do a soft brown smokey eye. Tahnee and I were talking about it and we thought it would be a fun idea if she did my makeup, as she often wears a heavy smokey eye when going out. We decided to call it the...

MAKEUP SWITCH CHALLENGE


If you cannot see the video, click here

24 December 2014

★ MERRY CHRISTMAS ★

Dear lovelies,

I hope you all have a wonderful Christmas Eve and an even better Christmas Day. Enjoy your time with family and friends and take in the magical feeling Christmas has to offer. 

Love you all, 
Laurie

22 December 2014

★ CHRISTMAS DECORATION 2014 ★

Hey lovelies! As I told you in yesterday’s post, I have a few videos for you for my Christmas break (it depends on how much I get done if they will all be Christmas/NYE themed). Winters in the Netherlands usually start off very wet and rainy. Miserable. I cannot remember when we had our last “White Christmas”, as it has been so long ago! Luckily, we can brighten up our days with Christmas decoration, so that’s exactly what I’m going to show you today!

I have to excuse the lighting in the beginning of the video. I’m still experimenting with studio lighting and I haven’t really figured it out yet haha. Hope that’s okay!
Click here if you cannot see the video

21 December 2014

★ BEAUTY | CHRISTMAS RED ★

Hey there lovelies! Christmas break is here and that means: time to blog. It feels so good to be filming videos and typing blog posts again. My break will last for two weeks and then it’s back to teaching again and unfortunately also back to not blogging… But for now: Let’s talk Christmas!

17 November 2014

PERFECTION IS A DISEASE OF A NATION


Okay. Let me get one thing out there first, this post may not be for everyone and may be a little disorganised as I just sat down here to get something off my chest. So I’m sorry if I seem a little out of it or whatever, but just bear with me for a sec.

‘Perfection is a disease of a nation’, you may recognise this sentence from Queen B’s Pretty Hurts. I wonder why it is that in today's world one body type or the other is defined as good or bad. Why is it that we cannot be just happy who we are and let everything else be.

Songs pop up about (worthless) “skinny bitches” and even though I love to sing along and dance to these songs, there’s something wrong about it. I do not mind the songs, they’re fun, but I hate the underlying message that when you do not have curves no man will like you or that you’re less than someone who does have curves.

Apparently our body type – something we cannot do ANYTHING about – defines who we are as a person.

10 November 2014

IT’S GETTING COLDER

Autumn has arrived in the Netherlands and I can finally wear my new jumpers. As much as I hate cold weather and rain, I love being able to wear new outfits and layer different textures. I’m still really busy (as you’ve might been able to tell by the lack of posts), but I’m not willing to give up on this blog.

27 October 2014

VIDEO | QUICK HALLOWEEN NAILS

Hi there lovely faces! As it is almost Halloween I wanted to put up a super easy nail tutorial on how to make your nails as disgusting and dead looking as possible. You can use this for almost any (creepy) costume and I hope you like it!


(click here if you cannot see the video)

10 October 2014

GRWM | EVERYDAY MAKEUP LOOK

Hi there lovelies! I thought it was fun to do a Get Ready With Me on a very easy and basic look that is my go-to look when wearing makeup. As you may know I don’t wear makeup on a daily basis, but when I do and I don’t know what to do, this is what I will probably go for! It’s your typical “no-makeup makeup look” and I love it!


If you cannot see the video click here

26 September 2014

NOTD | CHANEL ROUGE NOIR AND ESSIE MATTE ABOUT YOU

Hey there lovelies!

If you follow me on Instagram, twitter or weheartit.com you may have already seen this NOTD. It is Rouge Noir by Chanel with Essie’s Matte about You topcoat on top of it. I absolutely love the effect of a dark matte nail and I think it’s very autumnal as well!

22 September 2014

PERSONAL UPDATE | BEING OVERWHELMED

 
Picture by Vivian Wong

Hey there lovelies! As you might have noticed I’ve been a bit MIA lately. I keep apologising for not posting things but I’ve apologised so often now for not doing things that it’s a bit pointless now.

I’m in college and this year has started off so hectic that I’m really overwhelmed by everything. I don’t want to nag about it too much, but I’m just really busy and can’t seem to find time to do things I enjoy, even relaxing on the couch has become a real luxury. I still love blogging, but usually when I have time left to do something I end up going to bed early because I’m so exhausted.

29 August 2014

PERSONAL | MOMENTS TO BE PROUD OF

Hi there lovely face!

Ever sat somewhere and had a memory of something that made you really proud? Well… I just had one of those moments and I just wanted to write something about it. A little disclaimer: this is not me bragging about something or me wanting to be cool or whatever. This is just me genuinely sharing a childhood memory that made me feel happy. :-)

22 August 2014

BEAUTY HAUL

Hi there lovelies! Recently I’ve purchased a few high end beauty bits and of course I’m going to show everything to you. I’m VERY excited to play around with all these lovely products and if you’d like to see a review/worth the hype or something like that, please let me know. But for now: let’s see what I’ve bought!

18 August 2014

HIGH TEA LUNCH DATE

Hi there lovelies! A few days ago I went to this lovely place for lunch with my mom and we had a bit of a high tea. It was a very gloomy day, so it was nice to escape to a world of tea and food (who’s with me?). I’d love to share some pictures of my lunch with you all!

15 August 2014

PERSONAL | CRAZY CATLADY

Meow lovely faces! Today I’d like to discuss something that I’m obsessing over for as long as I can remember. I love cats. Now I don’t have a cat, neither do any of my friends. (Maybe it’s not having cats near me that makes me want to have twenty cats and be a crazy cat lady?) I just think they’re adorable and fluffly and I want to get one someday. I even dedicated a weheartit.com collection to it called Animals (mostly cats). Today I thought it would be fun to share parts of that collection with you all, if you’d like to see the whole collection click here!

11 August 2014

DAY AT THE BEACH

One of my favourite things to do on holiday is going to the beach or chilling at the pool. Getting a nice tan and having a little snooze. Bring some nice magazines and drinks, and my day is perfect. But always remember to put on that SPF! You don’t want to get sunburned.

8 August 2014

BACK FROM PORTUGAL

Hi there lovelies! I’m so sorry I’ve been MIA, but I’m glad to say I’m back from my little trip to Portugal. I’ve had a lovely time with my friends and I can’t wait until I can go on another trip! I thought it would be nice to share some holiday pictures with you so here you go <3 

12 July 2014

UPDATE | NEW BLOG LAYOUT


Hi there lovelies! I’m very excited to say that my new blog layout is done!! As you can see, it changed quite a bit and I’m proud to say that it was me who made everything. For the ones that don’t know, I use Blogger, so it can be quite a hassle to customize your layout, but with the help of tons and tons of internet tutorials I managed to do it haha. 

9 July 2014

UPDATE | UNDER CONSTRUCTION

Hey lovelies! I’m working on a new blog layout, but in order to get it on my blog the blog will look a bit off for a few hours/days. I’m very sorry about this but I can’t seem to find a better way. Hope you all understand. <3

Lots of love,

Laurie
Disclaimer:  No one of the companies mentioned are paying me to write about the products I’ve mentioned in this post. All opinions are my own and 100% honest. This video is NOT sponsored. Photo's taken from weheartit.com! 

7 July 2014

TECHIE TIP | FLIP CLOCK SCREENSAVER

Hey lovelies! I’m sorry this post is up SO late. I really tried putting it up earlier but that didn’t really work out that well for me now did it? Haha. I hope you can forgive me… ;-)

A couple of weeks back, I was scrolling through popular bloglovin’ posts and I came across a post on Homesick on the flip clock screensaver. I fell in love instantly and after having it for on my laptop for a couple of weeks I thought it was time to share it with you all.

4 July 2014

TAG | COMMON WHITE GIRL

Hey lovely faces! I thought it was time to film another Tag video and I chose to do the Common White Girl Tag. These are the easiest to film for me at the moment as I’m still getting used to talking to the big scary camera haha! Hope you enjoy watching it though. If you don’t feel like watching the video, scroll down a bit and you can read the questions and answers! <3 


click here if you cannot see the video

30 June 2014

QUOTE | STRUGGLES

The struggle is real. Life changing dilemmas, such as trying to decide what to wear and what not. Why it is that almost everyone is using this sentence when the struggle is never really real? I don’t know but I plead guilty.

27 June 2014

TAG | FURRY FRIEND

Hey there lovelies! Today I have a tag video for you. I’ve seen this tag going around for quite a while now, so I thought it was time to do it myself! This is the very first time I’m filming myself whilst talking to a camera. Please bear with me for a moment haha!  Hope you like the video! 

23 June 2014

PERSONAL | 25 DAYS OF SUMMER

 The last lesson has been taught. The last report handed in. Only 3 more weeks of taking exams and hoping for the best and my summer break will be here…

19 June 2014

PERSONAL | GOOD MORNING UPPER-EAST SIDE!

Oh dear. I am obsessed. If you’re addicted to it too, you must know what I’m talking about right now, and I will love you for it! I always knew about it, but never looked into it myself. Not up until mid-April when I watched just one episode and immediately fell in love. I am addicted. I can’t even.

9 June 2014

HAUL | MY MAC ALLURING AQUATIC COLLECTION PICKS

Hey lovelies!

If you’re into makeup, you probably know MAC’s Alluring Aquatic collection released not a long time ago. When it came out I was on holiday so I couldn’t buy something immediately. Pretty much everything was sold out when I finally got the chance to take a look, but I got my hands on these two beauties! I bought Sea Me, Hear Me extra dimension blush and Delphic extra dimension bronzer.

6 June 2014

FRIDAY FAVOURITE | CANON POWERSHOT S110

Hi there lovelies!

Time for another Friday Favourite! Every Friday at 10AM (Central European Time), I’ll post something I’ve been loving lately. It can be absolutely anything. Products, songs, clothing items or accessories, YouTubers or other blogs, you name it.

Disclaimer: when featuring a product (skincare, makeup, nail varnish, etc.) it won’t be a full review of that specific product! Just me briefly telling you why I’ve been liking it. If you want to see a full review on a certain product, just tell me in the comments below and I’ll see what I can do for you! J 

Canon Powershot S110

30 May 2014

FRIDAY FAVOURITE | THE SACCONEJOLYS



Hi there lovelies!

Time for another Friday Favourite! Every Friday at 10AM (Central European Time), I’ll post something I’ve been loving lately. It can be absolutely anything. Products, songs, clothing items or accessories, YouTubers or other blogs, you name it.

Disclaimer: when featuring a product (skincare, makeup, nail varnish, etc.) it won’t be a full review of that specific product! Just me briefly telling you why I’ve been liking it. If you want to see a full review on a certain product, just tell me in the comments below and I’ll see what I can do for you! J 

The SACCONEJOLYs

All of my friends at school probably heard me talk about “that Irish family with six dogs and the most adorable kids”. I am addicted! I can’t remember how I found out about them, but it was only at the beginning of this school year, I’ve been hooked on it ever since.

26 May 2014

HOW TO | CLEAN MAKEUP SPONGES

Hi there lovelies!

In my last video I showed you how I cleaned my makeup brushes. In today’s video I will show you how I clean my makeup sponges! It’s not that different from cleaning makeup brushes and I use the same thing: baby shampoo. Hope you like the video <3



23 May 2014

FRIDAY FAVOURITE | THERME THALASSO SHOWER GEL

Hi there lovelies!

Time for another Friday Favourite! Every Friday at 10AM (Central European Time), I’ll post something I’ve been loving lately. It can be absolutely anything. Products, songs, clothing items or accessories, YouTubers or other blogs, you name it.

Disclaimer: when featuring a product (skincare, makeup, nail varnish, etc.) it won’t be a full review of that specific product! Just me briefly telling you why I’ve been liking it. If you want to see a full review on a certain product, just tell me in the comments below and I’ll see what I can do for you! J 

Therme Thalasso Shower Gel

19 May 2014

HOW TO | CLEAN YOUR MAKEUP BRUSHES

 Hi there lovelies!

Today I have a video for you in which I’m showing you how I clean my makeup brushes. Now this will probably not be new to most of you, but I thought I’d show you anyway. This is the first time I’m actually doing a voice-over, so please bare with me haha.


16 May 2014

FRIDAY FAVOURITE | LANCASTER SELF TAN BEAUTY

Hi there lovelies!

Time for another Friday Favourite! Every Friday at 10AM (Central European Time), I’ll post something I’ve been loving lately. It can be absolutely anything. Products, songs, clothing items or accessories, YouTubers or other blogs, you name it.

Disclaimer: when featuring a product (skincare, makeup, nail varnish, etc.) it won’t be a full review of that specific product! Just me briefly telling you why I’ve been liking it. If you want to see a full review on a certain product, just tell me in the comments below and I’ll see what I can do for you! J 

A Week in Ibiza!

15 May 2014

HAUL | NAIL VARNISH MANIAC

 Hi there lovely faces!

I bought some new nail varnishes and thought I’d share them with you all!

Left to right: OPI Natural Nail Base Coat (Glitter Off Base Coat), BarryM Gelly Hi-Shine in Greenberry, BarryM Gelly Hi-Shine in Papaya and Rimmel Rita Ora in Pillow Talk.

Except for the OPI base, these are all very springy and summery colours and I am currently wearing Greenberry on my toenails and I’ve worn Papaya on my fingernails already!

25 April 2014

FRIDAY FAVOURITE | PAULA'S CHOICE HYDRALIGHT

Hi there lovelies!

Time for another Friday Favourite! Every Friday at 10AM (Central European Time), I’ll post something I’ve been loving lately. It can be absolutely anything. Products, songs, clothing items or accessories, YouTubers or other blogs, you name it.

Disclaimer: when featuring a product (skincare, makeup, nail varnish, etc.) it won’t be a full review of that specific product! Just me briefly telling you why I’ve been liking it. If you want to see a full review on a certain product, just tell me in the comments below and I’ll see what I can do for you! J  

Paula’s Choice Hydralight

20 April 2014

RECAP WEEK | HARROGATE DAY SIX

Hi there lovelies! 

Day 6 was Leaving Day! Sadly we had to leave on Sunday. On Saturday I really wanted to leave, as none of my other classmates were there anymore. Sunday was such a lovely day that I was gutted to leave!

19 April 2014

RECAP WEEK | HARROGATE DAY 5

Hi there lovelies! 

As I said yesterday, we had to get up early because…. John Mayer is giving another concert in the Netherlands! Tahnee and I just HAD to get tickets! My two other friends needed to go to another plenary session. Tahnee and I managed to get tickets, so I will be seeing John Mayer again this summer!! Yay!

18 April 2014

RECAP WEEK | HARROGATE DAY FOUR

Hi there lovelies!

After about 3 hours of sleep – we even overslept – we had to hurry to get to the conference centre on time. We did though haha! We went to a plenary session, which was actually quite interesting. Afterwards me and Tahnee got some groceries and went back to the apartment.

After lunch we went shopping, I didn’t buy too much though so a haul would be a bit pointless haha.

FRIDAY FAVOURITE | L'OREAL PARIS MICELLAR WATER

Hi there lovelies!

Time for another Friday Favourite! Every Friday at 10AM (Central European Time), I’ll post something I’ve been loving lately. It can be absolutely anything. Products, songs, clothing items or accessories, YouTubers or other blogs, you name it.

Disclaimer: when featuring a product (skincare, makeup, nail varnish, etc.) it won’t be a full review of that specific product! Just me briefly telling you why I’ve been liking it. If you want to see a full review on a certain product, just tell me in the comments below and I’ll see what I can do for you! J  

L’Oréal Paris Micellar Water

17 April 2014

RECAP WEEK | HARROGATE DAY THREE

Hi there lovelies!

As I said in yesterday’s post, we slept in. None of us set their alarms, and I think I woke up about 10.30AM. I actually thought it was a bit of a waste of our day, but we got up and cleaned our apartment. We also did some groceries again and just chilled at our apartment for a bit.

16 April 2014

RECAP WEEK | HARROGATE DAY TWO

Hi there lovelies!

When I woke up on Wednesday, I was so happy! I love England and I really feel at home when I’m there. We had our first breakfast at our apartment and got ready to go to the IATEFL conference. We needed to go to at least six workshops, two plenary sessions and two evening activities. We planned all our workshops on the first day, so we got that out of the way.

15 April 2014

RECAP WEEK | HARROGATE DAY ONE

Hi there lovelies,

I was planning on vlogging my week in Harrogate, but as I was too busy I kept forgetting it. So I thought I’d do a little written recap!
On Tuesday we flew to Leeds. My dad brought me and some of my friends to the airport and we were super excited. A lot of my friends had never flown before, so that was quite nerve-wrecking for them. I love flying though; I always get really hyper during take-off. I’m that weirdo sitting next to you smiling from ear to ear, like a little kid on Christmas morning. Anyway, the aeroplane was really small and it was quite windy, but the flight was okay.

OOTD | CROP TOPS AND HIGH HEELS

Hi there lovelies!

As promised in last week’s outfit post: my outfit that I wore on a night out in Harrogate (England)! I think pretty much all items are new, except from the MK watch, so here you can see what the items look like on me!

11 April 2014

FRIDAY FAVOURITE | MAYBELLINE BABYLIPS

Hi there lovelies!

Time for another Friday Favourite! Every Friday at 10AM (Central European Time), I’ll post something I’ve been loving lately. It can be absolutely anything. Products, songs, clothing items or accessories, YouTubers or other blogs, you name it.

Disclaimer: when featuring a product (skincare, makeup, nail varnish, etc.) it won’t be a full review of that specific product! Just me briefly telling you why I’ve been liking it. If you want to see a full review on a certain product, just tell me in the comments below and I’ll see what I can do for you! J  

Maybelline Babylips in Cherry Me

8 April 2014

OOTD | IT IS A PARTY IN THE UK

Hi there lovelies!

I just got back from a lovely week in Harrogate and this is the first outfit post I have for you! My friends and I went shopping that day and we decided to go out in the evening. My friend B. was wearing this outfit and I really liked it. Monochrome with a pop of colour! <3

4 April 2014

FRIDAY FAVOURITE | RITUALS MEI DAO NOURISHING BODY CREAM

Hi there lovelies!

Time for another Friday Favourite! Every Friday at 10AM (Central European Time), I’ll post something I’ve been loving lately. It can be absolutely anything. Products, songs, clothing items or accessories, YouTubers or other blogs, you name it.

Disclaimer: when featuring a product (skincare, makeup, nail varnish, etc.) it won’t be a full review of that specific product! Just me briefly telling you why I’ve been liking it. If you want to see a full review on a certain product, just tell me in the comments below and I’ll see what I can do for you! J  

Rituals Mei Dao Nourishing Body Cream

28 March 2014

FRIDAY FAVOURITE | CLARINS GENTLE EXFOLIATOR

Hi there lovelies!

Time for another Friday Favourite! Every Friday at 10AM (Central European Time), I’ll post something I’ve been loving lately. It can be absolutely anything. Products, songs, clothing items or accessories, YouTubers or other blogs, you name it.

Disclaimer: when featuring a product (skincare, makeup, nail varnish, etc.) it won’t be a full review of that specific product! Just me briefly telling you why I’ve been liking it. If you want to see a full review on a certain product, just tell me in the comments below and I’ll see what I can do for you! J  

Clarins Gentle Exfoliator

27 March 2014

PERSONAL | SOMETHING TO OVERTHINK ABOUT



When it’s late at night and I’m in bed, my mind usually goes all crazy. I overthink A LOT. Really, it’s a problem.

Last night I was thinking about how big this world is and how small I am. What a little speck I am in the grand scheme of things that happen all around us. It’s quite scary for me to think about. Do I matter in this big world? How can I make a difference?
Yes, I matter to my friends and family, but what if that’s not good enough? It’s good enough for me to be happy and content. It’s good enough for me to want to stay alive. But is it good enough to mean something for this world?

21 March 2014

FRIDAY FAVOURITE | ESSIE ETERNAL OPTIMIST

Hi there lovelies!

Time for another Friday Favourite! Every Friday at 10AM (Central European Time), I’ll post something I’ve been loving lately. It can be absolutely anything. Products, songs, clothing items or accessories, YouTubers or other blogs, you name it.

Disclaimer: when featuring a product (skincare, makeup, nail varnish, etc.) it won’t be a full review of that specific product! Just me briefly telling you why I’ve been liking it. If you want to see a full review on a certain product, just tell me in the comments below and I’ll see what I can do for you! J  

Essie Eternal Optimist

17 March 2014

WHAT TO PACK?

Hi there lovelies!
In a few weeks I will be on my way to Harrogate, England, and I thought it would be fun to list everything I take with me on my trip. I am a big fan of list making and I’m always curious to see what others bring with them too!

This list is pretty standard, but I’m going to the IATEFL conference (I need to do that for a course at my school) so it’s nothing fancy haha!