Sunday, 31 March 2013

Sunday Smiles #4

Hi guys! First of all let me wish you a happy Easter! Are you doing anything special?

Saturday, 30 March 2013

New! Real Techniques Limited Edition Brushes

If you are a fan of the Real Techniques facebook page or are subscribed to their newsletter, you probably already know what I'm talking about.

Real Techniques by Samantha Chapman introduced their limited edition Duo Fiber collection set on Friday.

Friday, 29 March 2013

Fashion Friday: Forever 21

Hello you lovely lot!

Usually spring is my favourite seasons but right now I'm not really feeling it. It's has been officially spring since the 21st of May, but I haven't noticed it at all with daytime temperatures just above 0 and at night the barometer easily hits -3. If it's warmer where you are, consider yourself very lucky! :-) That being said, I haven't given up all hope for spring yet and when one of my friends asked if I wanted to order from Forever21 I said yes without thinking about it.

I'm pretty sure you all now the store, and if you don't please click on the link I've added to go to their website. I love Forever21 for clothes and I have bought multiple things from them in the past. We don't have a F21 in the Netherlands but there are rumours that they will open their doors here too. One can only hope. After having only ordered online, two years ago one of my besties and I decided to go to Antwerp for a shopping session in an actual Forever21 store. The crazy thing was that I had a really hard time finding stuff I liked. I had the same problem whenever I visited the store in Barcelona. Whereas whenever I shop online it's the complete opposite: I have a hard time staying within budget and I never had to send anything back because it didn't fit.

Anyways, long story short, here are the items I have ordered:

They're all pretty basic but I'm in desperate need for some new tee's. From left to right: A floral ombre t-shirt. Then three plain tee's in: Mint, coral and ivory. I also ordered the pretty white and blue floral shift dress (I'm quite the sucker for floral and blue). I also love the Forever21 blouses and more dressy tops but most of them are made of some sort synthetic fabric and I really can't stand that in warmer weather.

If you have a blog/youtube channel yourself and you have just ordered spring clothes, put the link in the comment section below, I love watching hauls.

Have a great weekend! xx

Sunday, 24 March 2013

Sunday Smiles #3

Happy Sunday lovelies :)

I'd like to introduce you to my favourite motivational speaker:
Honestly. I think that this little boy could give an amazing TED talk on personal achievements. All kidding aside, I love this video and have watched it so many times. He genuinely makes me happy.

This just made me chuckle.

We've all been there.. If you haven't, I'd like the address of your hairdresser.

A Harry Potter reference. If this ever happens to me I will do the exact same thing. My dad won't ground me for it, he will probably think it's hilarious.
Hope you enjoyed it! Are you ready for the new week ahead? Any exciting things planned? I have exams, wish me luck!  xx

Saturday, 23 March 2013

This Kid Went Beauty Shopping #2

Yesterday morning I had an appointment in the city and after that I decided to go to the MAC Cosmetics counter for an extra pair of 217 and 239 brushes. When I passed the Yves Rocher store I remembered a review I read on a popular Dutch beauty blog called Beautylab. Two new products from Yves Rocher were reviewed and I was curious to try them myself. I haven't tried them yet, so when I have I will write a blog post on how I got on.

For now, follow the jump to see the things I bought.

Thursday, 21 March 2013

A Quick Tip: Real Techniques Sale

Hi guys,

I just saw on Love Make-Up that they have a discount on the following sets of Real Techniques by Samantha Chapman:

The 90's kid - Tag

Hi guys! Today I decided to do the 90's kids tag that I saw going around on Youtube. I grew up in the 90's so it has been a great part of my childhood. I have so many fun memeroes I can literally spend hours and hours thinking of the 90's fashion, music and tv shows. Follow the jum to read about some of my favourites

Monday, 18 March 2013

Life: Music of the moment.

Happy Monday everyone!

A couple of weeks ago I shared my love for British musician Ben Howard with you all. This time I want to do it a little different and share some of my favourite songs of the moment with you. I don't know about you, but I definitely have periods in which I listen to the same songs over and over until I find other songs. These are the songs I've listened to over the past couple of weeks (in no particular order).

1. Justin Timberlake - Mirrors
Justin Timberlake is back! He leaked his album The 20/20 Experience on Itunes last week and ever since that day I've been listening to Mirrors at least 5 times a day. While I really had to get used to the sound of Suit & Tie, Mirrors reminds me a lot of his old music, in a good way.

2. Passenger - Let Her Go
Mike Rosenberg, who is better known by his stage name Passenger, released his fifth album in 2012. I don't know why or how this happened but before a few weeks ago I had never heard of him. The first time I heard Let Her Go I was (a little tipsy) in a taxi. I did my best to remember parts of the lyrics but I failed miserably. The second time I heard it was in a McDonalds in Germany, and again I failed in remembering the lyrics. Last week I saw him on TV and recognised the song instantly, lucky me! I think it's such a beautiful song, perfect for girls after a break up who want to feel sorry for themselves (which is absolutely fine in my opinion, just don't feel like that for too long).

3. Passenger - Staring At The Stars
Same artist, different song. I must say that I don't like the intro of this song which is why I always fast forward 15 seconds. I love the lyrics as they're funny, motivational and a bit sad too. Listen to the song and let me know what you think about it :).

4. Ben Howard - Gracious
This is a sad but another beautiful song by the very talented Ben Howard. If you'd like to see the other blog post I did on his music click here.
5. Ellie Goulding - Figure 8
 Figure 8 was the first song I listened to of Ellie Goulding's album Halcyon (2012). She has an amazing voice and I have enjoyed her music over the years. I really like this album but this has to be my favourite song on it. I honestly had it on repeat for 3 days in a row. My favourite part is when the beat kicks in, making the song a lot more powerful.

Have a great week everyone! Let's all make most of it :) xx

Sunday, 17 March 2013


Guys guys guys -overexcited kid-! I've just added a button to make it easy to follow a kid again on Bloglovin. I'd love it if you follow me on there! xx

Sunday Smiles #2.

Hi guys! Welcome back to the second edition of Sunday Smiles!
This week I show you a few of my favourite moments of some of the tv series/movies I've watched over the years.

Saturday, 16 March 2013

Comic Relief: Red Nose Day 2013

Even though I'm fully Dutch, I had quite an British upbringing and I grew up watching the BBC and also Comic Relief's Red Nose Day. Last night I watched the 25th edition and as always it made me cry throughout the night for two reasons:
1) The short films they show are so touching, heart breaking and very real, without overdoing it.
2) The comedy is just so good - I loved Jonathan Ross in a onesie.

Tuesday, 12 March 2013

Foodie: Triple chocolate cookies.

On Monday I once again found myself in the kitchen baking a sweet treat. I decided to bake the triple chocolate cookies featured on vivannadoesmakeup's blog and in Tanya Burr's (pixi2woo on youtube) vlog. I thought they looked absolutely amazing and perfect for a girly weekend. Keeping in mind that I'm going to have a very girly weekend about a month from now, I decided to give them a try.

Monday, 11 March 2013

Make Up Monday: Favourite Lipsticks.

I'd like to dedicate the first blog post of the week to one of my favourite types of make up: Lipstick. I've picked my four most used items to show to you. I agree that four is a very random number, but these are the colours I like to wear the most.

Sunday, 10 March 2013

Sunday Smiles #1.


I'd like to introduce you to a new item on the blog; Sunday Smiles. Every Sunday I will share something(pictures, videos, quotes, anything) with you that made me smile, easy as that. I hope you will enjoy them just as much as I do.

Saturday, 9 March 2013

A quick tip: How to find a colour that suits you.

I know a lot of people struggle with finding colours that complement their skin tone, I certainly struggled with this in the past (and sometimes still do).

I thought that the tips makeup artist Saige Maitri gave on Andreaschoice's youtube show were very helpful. I know what I'll pick up from the art store on my next visit!

Watch the video below to check them out.

Friday, 8 March 2013

Life: Interior design.

I truly enjoy looking at all the pretty images on, especially the interior design ones. Although I still live with my parents I like to fantasise about decorating my own place, even if it isn't as big as the images I love to look at.

I've taken a look at my most favourite images and I've discovered a pattern.
  •  I clearly love spaces with big windows, providing a lot  of natural light.
  •  I love fresh flowers. Roses and peonies are my favourites.
  •  Apart from white, I love soft colours.
  •  (I already knew this but) I've got a thing for chandeliers.

These are a few of my favourite pictures I've hearted on

Tuesday, 5 March 2013

Foodie: Skinny Chicken Korma - SortedFood recipe.

A while ago I stumbled across the Feel Good Food show on the Bodytalk Daily youtube channel. The first episode I saw was when they made skinny chicken korma and after that I was hooked!

Monday, 4 March 2013

MAC Archie's Girls collection - Cream Soda blush own pictures.

Hi guys!

It's finally sunny again which allowed me to take some pictures of the blush I bought from the Archie's Girls collection by MAC.

Saturday, 2 March 2013

MAC Archie's Girls

Today MAC's Archie's Girls collection officially hit the stores in the Netherlands. It obviously has been inspired by the comic book series about Archie Giant and the two girls that are fighting for him: the blonde girl next door Betty and the vivacious Veronica with her beautiful long black hair.