My saturdays diptych

Last week saturday I got this great gift from a lovely friend. I still don't know what the occasion was, but my friend found it neccesary to give me a perfume I wanted to buy for a long time. I am really gratefull for this gift. I use it everyday and every time I use it I smile :). I smile from the odeur, I smile because of the person who gave this gift. So exclusive, as is this scent.

One of my favourite bloggers #BlairEadie once posted a picture of her favourite products at the moment, and one of them was the L'Ombre dan L'eau from Diptique. Before this picture I had never heared of Diptyque before, so it drew my attention. I love perfumes.

The porefessional

I'm a little late with the Benefit hype, but I must say I like their products. I love that everything is so cute, with little dolls on it and special font. I haven't tried everything yet but from the make up I have tried I love the blush and the sun beam (blush in a nailpolish flask). For people with lighter skin the posietint is nice so check those out.

But my favorite product is the porefessional.

A week nail treatment

Summer is almost here and there's nothing more beautiful than having your nails polished and showing them to people. The happy colours and amazing art we can do with nailpolish. Just fabulous.
But the lack of sun during the winter, polishing your nails regularly, and using nail polish remover damages your nails terribly. At the moment my nails are so brittle and weak, so I decided a week nail recovery treatment is highly essential.

Needed are:
Almond oil or vitamin E oil
Almond oil hand soap
Nail clipper
Nail file
Transparent nail polish, preferibly with calcium

A nail clipper. Why? Because cutting your nails off helps them restart their growth. I really like cutting my nails off once every 3 months. Also because it looks so fresh. Use a nail file to make the nails even and splinter free.

Sunlight is one of the biggest factors to keep your nails strong and healthy. This is why transparent nail polish is advicable. It allows sunlight to reach your skin underneath your nails, which produces all kinds of compounds for your nails, which in their turn helps the nails stay strong. Transparent nail polish is also advicable because it protects the nails from outside factors; like scratches, pollution etc.

One of the best oils for your cuticles is almond oil. Almond oil contains a high dosis of vitamin E and vitamin E is one of the most important antioxidants which helps the skin heal quickely. Use this oil twice a day, like for example in the morning before you leave home, and at night before you go to bed. Focus on the cuticles and the nail bed. Vitamin E oil is a good replacement for almond oil, since it contains only vitamin E (and some oil)  =)

Handsoap with almond oil helps to prevent dryness of the hand and hand cream makes your hand soft. Use the hand cream twice a day or every time you've washed your hands.

This is my one week nail treatment. I hope I my nails will be healthier after this week, because I have a lot of new nail colours to try out.


Paris part 2

I decided to write a part two about Paris, because I saw so many things I would like to share with you. 
First day we drove from Amsterdam to Paris with a tour bus. The bus was comfortable, although I disliked that we were stopping so often.
Once arrived in Paris we went to the restaurant for diner. The diner was part of the tour, but we had to pay extra. The food was pretty crappy, and so not french. So I would dissuade the restaurant called "Panorama", it's in the area of the Sacre Coeur. Although 3 course diner costs only 17 euros. 
After diner the tour bus brought us to our hotel which was 25 km outside of Paris. The hotel room was super small, but at least it was clean. We unpacked and started discussing and planning the next day. What to do and where to go to. 
Once we figured out what we were going to do, I took a look into Yamin's cosmetics. This is what I found:
According to her the mat powder from Rimmel London is super good. It doesn't make your face caky at all.
She loves the Rimmel BB as well, because it doesn't make her face dry and it has SPF25.
The popcorn lip scrub from lush smells amazing (yes it does!), although I find it too sweet.
For the face. She said it helps hydrating her skin, and makes it super soft.

Her make up pallet from NYX. I tried the eye make up and it's super good :)
She had much more stuff, but I found these the most important to show to you.

We ended the night with cards
Before bed we played cards.

The next day our walk started at the Eiffel Tower.
I Love this picture. It's so clear! And only taken with my iPhone 

At the Eiffel Tower. My friend Yamin feels short :)

We went to the Sephora and found:
Those prices.. Those volumes.. 

This is a want!

I love the tint

This is at Champs Élysées:
Beautiful color combination! Only in Paris
We went to Ladurée at Rue Royale
At Ladurée. <3 Macarons 

Cute packages

This is Lafayette:
At Lafayette. Sorry about my finger.  


Cute ^^

Guerlain. Love the bottle, dislike the price. 

These are souvenirs you can buy in a regular supermarket
Cute book.



This is at a chocolate shop:
Chocolate art
This was it. I will spare you the rest of our pictures.
Thank you for reading/taking a look at my pictures!


Oui madame, non monsieur

Bonjour mon amis

Obviously I was not able to write from Paris. This trip was way too short. We had 1 full day, and 2 half days in Paris. That was it. We saw most of the city from the bus or the boat. Luckily we had time to get lost in Paris and to walk into other parts from the city which are not as touristy. Paris is such a lovely city. The more I go there, the more I love it, the more I want to be there and the more I want to go there.
I would highly recommend Paris to anyone. It is as lovely as they say. And people are as pretty and creative as they seem. Paris is a true fashion city, although it's very touristy and overpriced, and yes the people are as rude as we think they are. Traffic doesn't stop for pedestrians, not even on zebra. But every city has it's pros and cons. And can you believe famous brands like Louis Vuitton and Sephora are more expensive in Paris than everywhere else? Whaaatttt.. For real?!? No Way... And they are Parisian! Not fair.

But I love Paris.
And of course since I am a fan of cosmetics I bought some cosmetics, although not everything I wanted. I am always the type to search for exclusive stuff we don't have in the Netherlands. But with Parisian brands it's difficult, because they are big in cosmetics and actually everywhere.

So what came out of my bag?
Although we have LÓccitane in Amsterdam, I had never bought something from them before. So in Paris I did.

A gift for a very special friend.
I love this perfume. It smells so good. It has a little wood smell, but not too much. This smell has something. You first smell the caramelized wood and then something else. I'm just not sure what. Although it's a little pricey it is worth every penny. And I like that the bottle is so classic and simple. And that it's not one of those mainstream perfumes. Check it out, it might be something for your special someone.

Magical bag from L'Occitane. I got a discount since I bought the perfume.
What's inside the bag.. From left to right: Shower oil, made with almond oil; Jasmin and Bergamote body milk and the Jasmin and Bergamote eau de toilette; Pivoine Flora gel douche/shower gel; Karite 20% Shea hand cream; Fleurs de Cerisier Cherry Blossom douche gel.
 The shower oil, made with almond oil smells amazing.. Wow! I really am a big fan of pure soft scents, and this oil smells so good. This oil transforms into a foam when it comes in contact with water. I love it. And you don't even need much of it.
The Jasmin and Bergamote collection smells really soft and fresh at the same time. They are good scents for during the day.
The Pivoine Flora gel douche/shower gel is little more sweet than the cherry blossom soap and the cherry blossom soap is a little more flowery than the Pivoine Flora. I love them both, although I myself prefer douche gels.
The Karite 20% Shea hand cream is especially for dry hands. I haven't tried it yet, but I did in the shop and it felt good. It doesn't have a strong smell, which I like from hand creams because they won't interfere with your perfume.

I like this hand cream. It's supposed to be cooling. It really works. I think for hot summer days this cream will be amazing.

One big happy L'Occitane family
Of course samples.
This is a funny souvenir. It is balsamic made in Italy in a Eiffel Tower glass thingy. Funny that they actually put the Italian flag on the bottle. One of my friends said, the inside is Italian, the outside is French.

Good Quality nailpolish. It gives non stripey, uniform nail polish. I like that the bottle is so simple. It feels like candy when I hold it. And I have never seen this brand in the Netherlands.
That was it people. I wish to go back to Paris soon. But first finish this school year and go?? Or stay home?
And as additional information here is a picture of me and the people I went to Paris with. I love them!

Thanks for reading!

What goes in my bag..

As I mentioned in my previous blog I am going to Paris this weekend. Tomorrow is the big day. Around 8.30 my bus will leave Amsterdam. Together with my 3 friends we will head towards the big city of Love... You have no clue how excited I am. Even if I go to Paris regularly, every time I go I feel the same adrenaline rush. Je t'aime Paris! And I will finally have a chance to practice my french...

So What goes in my bag for this trip?
My empty bag

Crucial cosmetics
Do you know Paradontax (tube leftmost)? This is a toothpaste which I would highly recommend if you have sensitive teeth or gum. My gum bleeds easily, so my mouth may taste like blood if I use regular toothpaste. It's so annoying. I don't know what causes the bleeding, but paradontax is the only toothpaste my gum can handle.

My Favorite hair stuff. All cheap and affordable, but so good for curls.

I don't know where my big cosmetics bag is. So I am improvising...

I like to use samples when I am on vacation.
Easy make up

Small make up bag

Not an excessive pile of clothes right? It's only 3 days.
Simple Jewelry

Small bags, easy to cary..

Portable Camera which takes good pictures! <3 +SonyCybershot
It's going to rain, so rain boots it is!
My full bag.

So this will be in my bag for my bus trip to Paris.
I will try to post something when I am there and I will definitely do a "What comes out of my bag" when I return!
Paris je viens ici!
Thank you for reading..