Q&A a day – a different way of journaling

I have never really kept a journal except for about a week when I was very young, and even then I didn’t really do it properly. I always had this idea in my head about what you should write in a journal, and my life never really lived up to that. I didn’t suffer the big heartaches or crushes that deserved page after page in a book, which the protagonist always seemed to write about in American movies – and we all know American teen movies accurately depict reality. At least I didn’t at the time when I kept a journal, and once I started having journal-worthy experiences (which I now know have a much broader range than love), I never really knew how to write about it.

However, on 16 February 2017 I started writing a journal, and I can pinpoint the exact date because of this book. Continue reading

Let there be light – christmas edition

I love to use everything that lights up as christmas decorations. It makes me so happy, and even when it is dark 16 hours a day, you can still bring some coziness into your life.

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How do you decorate for christmas?

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Wishlist 2016: Beauty Edition

The other day I told to you about my non-beauty related wishes. Today, I bring you my wishlist: the Beauty Edition.

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  1. Diesel Loverdose Eau De Parfum. I got this a couple of years ago and I used it all up, so now I’d really like a new one.
  2. The Body Shop Vitamin E Overnight Serum-In-Oil. I need all the moisture I can get in these cold winter months.
  3. The Body Shop Warming Mineral Mask. This mask works wonders! Plus, it’s a really nice sensation that it heats up on your skin.
  4. OPI Nail Envy. My favorite base coat.
  5. Essie Gel Setter Top Coat. My favorite top coat.
  6. The Body Shop Almond Hand & Nail Oil. I’ve been using this for a couple of weeks, and I LOVE it! (maybe I should review this one day…)
  7. Essie Spa Starter Scrub. When you take macro shots of your hands as often as I do, it’s nice to have them looking nice.
  8. The Body Shop Smoky Eye Definer Eyeliner. I’ve tried many different black eyeliner pencils throughout the years, but I always keep coming back to this one.
  9. Zoya Pixie Dust. Literally any pixie dust polishes. I don’t have any yet, but I always keep close tabs on new collections because I think they look awesome and beautiful!

Those are my beauty related wishes! I guess it’s a little The Body Shop-heavy this year 😉

Do you have anything special you’d like this year?

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Christmas Wrapping Paper

I love wrapping presents. Usually, I wrap all presents myself rather than having them do it in the stores because I feel like they’re more personal that way. As you can imagine, picking the right paper is crucial. This year, we went for a silver holographic theme for the wrapping paper. As for ribbon, I have a trusted collection of different types and colors, but that doesn’t stop me from buying more every year, apparantly 😉 A present isn’t complete without two different colors of ribbon. As something new this year, I’ve been wrapping presents with silk ribbon, which I usually don’t like, but for some reason, I really love the look this year.

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Do you like to wrap your present yourself or do you have others do it for you?

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Wishlist 2016

Today I am bringing you my wishlist for 2016. This is the non-beauty edition – I’ll follow up with the beauty edition at a later point. Since my birthday is 26th November, I always have to be pretty creative with my wishlist because I have to come up with A LOT of wishes. This list is what I’ve come up with this year minus all the things I got for my birthday.

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  1. Jojo Moyes – Me Before You. Pre-movie edition cover. I wanna know what the fuss is about!
  2. Mads Stage Bird Mugs. My mom has these and they are the PERFECT size for a cup of coffee! Just enough to satisfy your need, but small enough so your beverage doesn’t get cold before you’re done drinking it.
  3. Cinema tickets. Usually, the movies I wanna see come out in bulks, and being on a tight budget, it’s nice to have a way of getting to see all the movies anyway.
  4. Hoptimist Mug in Purple. Ugh. This one. There are six different colors of these. I have five, and now they’re being discontinued, so hopefully someone will snatch it up for me before they’re gonna be impossible to find.
  5. Andy Weir – The Martian. I haven’t actually seen the movie, but I’ve read an excerpt of the book.
  6. Infinity candle holder. This is just gorgeous!
  7. Lauren Graham – Talking As Fast As I Can. OG Gilmore Girls fan here – of course I’m gonna want this!
  8. Tripod. We bought a camera for Black Friday, so naturally a tripod would be next. We already have a gorillapod, but we’d like an upgrade.
  9. Daniel Wellington Watch Classic Bristol. I just love Daniel Wellington watches! I have one with a black band and rose gold dial, but I’d really like the dark brown and gold one!
  10. Settlers of Catan Seafarers. We have the normal Settlers of Catan and enjoy it quite a lot.
  11. Alchemists. We’ve actually never played this, but we LOVE board games.
  12. Joel McHale – Thanks For The Money. I mostly know McHale from Community, but this book is very satirical and funny, so I’d like to read more of that.

    Those are my non-beauty related wishes! Do you have anything special you’d like this year?

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Friday favorite: Our new bed

This week’s favorite is kind of an odd one. Last weekend we upgraded from a queen size bed (140×200 cm) to a king size bed (180×200 cm). All that space!

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