Monday, 25 May 2015

Change Your Life

Lately, my life has been a rollercoaster. A rollercoaster which is mainly going down.
Maybe you know that feeling, when everything is wrong and you feel like your life is falling apart. 

I have been thinking a lot about the things which are currently happening in my life and because of my anxiety attacks everything is even more stressful. I realized I have two main choices: I can do absolutely nothing and lay in bed all day and that is probably the thing I would do a year ago. But I decided to do the opposite, I'm trying to live my life as positive as I can. And yes, there are going to be days when it's not so simple but I think the fact that I want to solve everything with doing something about it instead of staying in bed says a lot about how much I've achieved this year.

If you feel the same or something similar the most important thing you can do is talk! Please talk about it, find someone it can be a friend, your mother, sister or whoever you feel good to talk with and just tell everything, it helps so much. Or go talk with someone professional and even more important: accept the help. 

So now that is said and done, I will continue to post beauty and fashion related stuff. I just wanted to get it of my shoulders and try to help other people who are maybe struggling with the same or something similar. And you can always message me if you want to talk. 

Kisses Lau

Wednesday, 31 December 2014

My New Year's Resolutions For 2015

First thing first, I hope you all had a wonderful christmas and that all your wishes came true. second, I'm so disappointed in myself. I really want to take this blog serious and post at least twice a week, now I almost didn't post for a month or something... Although I do have a reason for it I am still disappointed. I had a internship at a beauty store for 6 weeks. 4 days a week I had to work there from 9 to 6, when I came home I was sooo tired. I had school once a week and still had to study. You can say I didn't have a social life anymore haha. But anyway enough with the bad side, I've learned a lot and I loved working with make-up and just beauty related stuff everyday. Now I'm done with the internship and after winter break I have to go back to school. Enough about my boring life haha, I wanted to share my new year's resolutions for 2015. I make them every year and try to accomplish as much as possible before the year ends. Hope you enjoy reading them!

1. Blog more

I want to learn more about blogging. I already love to do it but I want to grow and make it my hobby. I also want to learn more about the things I blog about so immerse myself in make-up. 

2. Read one book a month

I don't read a lot and I wanna change that because it's not that I don't like reading but I don't have the time and this year I wanna make time for it. I always read english books because I like the language more than dutch. 

3. Get fit

In 2013 I was really into working out, eating healthy etc. 2014 was just a really shitty year and a big part of the year I wasn't happy with myself or my life. But it's all good now and I'm happier and really want to get back into working out and stuff. I also want to be able to run 15 km at the end of 2015.

4. Save money

I want to save money for my driver's license. I think I'm one of the worst money saver in the world but I really want to try this year.

5. Be more organized 

I was organized once, I planned out my whole day, week, life haha. But I got a lot of work done and I want to try to get that back this year. 

6. Travel

And especially visit London at least once :)

I hope you all have a wonderful new year's night/day, and let me know what your resolutions for the new year are!

Kisses Lau

Thursday, 27 November 2014

Liebster award

I was nominated, by Kellie O'Donoghue so make sure to check out her blog here

11 facts about me:

1. I'm dutch.

2. My real name is Laura but everyone calls me Lau.
3. I want to live in London one day.
4. I'm studying to be a beautician.
5. When I finish beauty school, I want to study for stylist.
6. My absolute worst fear are spiders. 
7. I love to sing.
8. I only drink water or tea, I just don't like other drinks.
9. If I had one thing that I had to eat for the rest of my life it would be pizza. 
10. I love watching series, The vampire diaries is my favorite at the moment.
11. I really want to visit Australia one day, my aunt lives in Brisbane. 

The 11 questions:

1. Where were you born? 

In holland, where I still live.

2. Describe yourself in three words.

I find it hard to describe myself in words so I had to ask a friend, she said funny, cute and caring in a judgmental way, lol.

3. What is your guilty pleasure?


4. What quality do you appreciate the most in others?


5. What dream do you hope to accomplish someday?

My biggest dream is to be a successful celebrity stylist, living in London.

6. Three things you cannot live without?

- Some sort of lip moisturizer 
- My parents
- My bed 

7. Who are your favorite bloggers?

I have one, Zoella.

8. Why did you start blogging?

I love to write and share my opinion with people.

9. If you could live anywhere on earth, where would it be?

I think I made that pretty clear: London.

10. What would be the first you'd do if you won the lottery?

I would pay for driving lessons and buy a car.

11. What did you want to be when you grew up?

I've always wanted to be a fashion designer and I even took classes for it after school when I was around 9 years old. I also wanted to be a actress, singer/songwriter, dancer and a writer. Dream big right? :)

The questions:

  1. Where were you born?
  2. Describe yourself in three words.
  3. What is your guilty pleasure?
  4. What quality do you appreciate the most in others?
  5. What dream do you hope to accomplish someday?
  6. Three things you cannot live without?
  7. Who are your favourite bloggers?
  8. Why did yo start blogging?
  9. If you could live anywhere on earth, where would it be?
  10. What would be the first you’d do if you won the lottery?
  11. What did you want to be when you grew up?

The people I nominate:

beautiful imperfections
- And everyone else who like to do this tag!

Hope you enjoyed!
Kisses Lau

Sunday, 9 November 2014

The Christmas Tag

Maybe, just maybe I'm a liiittle bit early with this tag but I'm just SO EXCITED. So I don't care and I'm doing it anyway. 

1. What is your favourite Christmas Movie/s?

The polar express! I watch this movie every year around christmas since I can remember. 

2. Do you open your presents on Christmas Eve or Christmas morning?

Christmas Eve, It's been a tradition in my family so I don't really mind.

3. Do you have a favourite Christmas memory?

Not just one memory, I just love spending time with my family and the good food and the christmas lights etc.

4. favorite festive food?

Christmas dinner! Especially the turkey my dad makes.

5. Favourite Christmas gift ?

I think every year it's a different gift I love to death but my favorite from last year was my mac lipstick in the color Rebel.

6. Favourite Christmas scent?

I want to say the christmas tree but sadly we never get a real one. I love the scent of real ones though.

7. Do you have any Christmas Eve traditions?

I unpack my presents with my family and we just eat a lot of delicious food.

8. What tops your tree?

A golden star!

9. As a kid what was the one (crazy, wild, extravagant) gift you always asked for but never received? 

When I was little I always wanted a rabbit but never got one, I still asked for one every year. When I got a little older I just asked for Harry Styles (I may still do that)
10. What's the best part about Christmas for you? 

I think I can talk for hours about the things I love about christmas but the most important things are being together with my family, all the beautiful christmas decoration, the christmas songs and movies, the red cups at Starbucks, watching snow fall and you can eat delicious and a lot of food without feel guilty.

Thanks for reading, I won't be only posting christmas obsessed posts and I promise I will upload a fall/winter outfit sooon. 

Kisses Lau

Wednesday, 5 November 2014

My Christmas Wish List 2014

I absolutely love Christmas, every year around September I start to get really excited and if my mom would let me I would've decorated the whole house even before Halloween. Also I'm always very early with my wish list, not because I want that much stuff or something but only because I'm so obsessed with christmas. I decided to share it with you guys, enjoy!

Zoeva, 255 eye blender brush

Zoeva, 144 soft concealer brush

Tanya Burr fake lashes, Bambi Eyes

Lipstick organizer (ebay)

MAC lipstick, lovelorn

Ikea ALEX make-up storage

This is everything I really want for christmas this year. I hope you got some inspiration from my list. And make sure to follow me if you like more christmas related posts!

Kisses Lau

Monday, 3 November 2014

Autumn Beauty Essentials 2014

It's November, for me that means it's officially autumn. I know it's been for a while now but I always imagine it as long as possible. It's not that I don't like fall but I love summer. Anyways I'm just going to focus on the positives of fall. Which are the cozy nights, the beautiful and comfortable clothes and it's nearly christmas (not really but I want it to be). Today I'm gonna share with you what my autumn beauty essentials are. I'll be posting another post for my fall outfits. 

Starting with nail polish. On the left a dark purple polish with a beautiful silver shimmer from Sephora (electroshot nr. 96). I just love wearing dark polishes in the fall/winter. I don't know if Sephora still sells this one, I bought it in a sale a while ago. 
The one on the right is called A woman's prague-ative and is from OPI. I just love everything about this polish. On your nails it's literally a pumpkin color and I LOVE pumpkins so much, (idk it's a weird obsession). You also can see the beautiful orange glitters on your nails, it's less red than on the photo though. 

Also hand themed is this hand cream from the body shop. I've never loved the scent of a hand cream as much as this one. It literally smells like winter and coziness. It's actually from the christmas collection from 2 years ago I believe. I didn't open it 'till last year and I absolutely fell in love. It's nearly empty so I have to find a new one soon. I notice that my hands get very dry in the colder months so a hand cream is needed. 

Next are lip care products. Which are probably my most important essential. I hate chapped lips and I always carry a lip butter or something with me for when it's needed. I just think lips are a really important part of your face and can make you look a lot neater. I switch my lip products a lot but at the moment I'm obsessed with this Nivea lip butter. I own two other flavors but this one is my absolute favorite. It gives a very subtle baby pink color. 
I also like baby lips a lot, I own every baby lips that you can get in Holland and Germany. This blue one is called hydrate and doesn't have any color. 

I love lip products just very much and I can't have enough. In the fall I wear darker shades, this one from mac is my favorite. It's called rebel. It stays on the whole day, I only have to retouch like two or three times a day. That's amazing. The only downside is that because it stains so well that if you take it of, you keep seeing a pink shade on your lips for at least one day. But that's okay because I wear lip products every day. 
The red one is from Bourjois and is called red island. It's a pretty outstanding red one, not really a fall color but I like it in the fall because it matches my outfits really well. It's a color boost, glossy finish lipstick. When I wear it, it stays on my lips for about four hours without eating (I drink a lot though). It's also hydrating and that's exactly how it feels on the lips, so not sticky on anything. 

For face products, I always want a medium/full coverage foundation for fall. Because my face gets a bit dull and I just find that a good foundation can make your face so much better. I'm loving the super stay better skin foundation from Maybelline right now. It gives a very good coverage but doesn't feel heavy on my face. 
A bronzer can also do wonders. This one is just from a random drugstore in my city. A bronzer gives just that glowy, sunny effect that you get in the summer from the sun but obviously not in the fall. You can also accentuate your jawline and cheekbones really well with bronzer. That's what I like to do. 

Not a beauty product but I had to include a candle, because It's not really autumn without candles. This one is from Ikea and is apple scented. It's a pretty fresh scent, normally I go for spiced scents especially in the fall. 

These were all my autumn beauty essentials. I hope you liked reading it. 

Kisses Lau

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Saturday, 27 September 2014

First blogpost

Hi everyone!

This is my very first blogpost. So let me introduce myself.
My name is Laura (but everyone calls me Lau). I'm 16 years old and I live in the netherlands.
enough with the boring information! I'm starting this blog because I love to write and especially in english. When I was younger I used to keep journals and I think blogs are a bit like journals too, except you share it with the world and that's what I wanna do right now!
I will write about everything I find interesting, like fashion, beauty, healthy lifestyle and just things that keep me busy. I hope that you will like my blog and stay tuned if you wanna see more of my posts!

kisses, Lau