zondag 27 mei 2012

These are a few of my favorite things

One of my favorite posts to write is about the things I love!

Today I want to share the four things that I loved this week.

1. Aloe Vera plant. Yesterday we bought a few plants to decorate our garden, including an aloe vera plant
. This tropical plant looks great on your table and you can use aloe vera for different purposes.
More information about aloe vera. 

2. Yeah, I got my own business cards for this blog and a real logo!
 Both designed by Alexandra Izaboud.

3. Bucket list: I saw this photo on Pinterest. What a creative way to make your bucket list!

4. I think I have watched the movie 'Vicky, Christina, Barcelona' a million times. One of my favorites movies with Javier Bardem and Penelope Cruz. I love this photo of Penelope because of the beautiful hat and messy hair.

What are your favorite things this week?

woensdag 23 mei 2012

A simple home decoration idea

Today I want to share a very simple home decor idea.
I have saved some pots, so I can use these as a vase or candle holder.

Supplies needed: pots, masking tape, candles, gravel, shells and flowers.

I used gravel and bouganville from my own garden. Instead of gravel, you could also use white sand, to fill the pots. I've decorate one pot with some shells that I have found on the beach.

The great thing about masking tape is that you can decorate endlessly! 

woensdag 16 mei 2012

What’s in my bag?

Ok, I have to admit I’m always curious about the bags of other women. What do they keep in there? Some women wear only a small purse, how do they do that? People who know me, have seen me with a basket for a while, which I’ve bought on the Queen-day market last year. This is my bag/ basket:

Here's what's in my bag:

I have my make-up bag for many years now: for some reason I can’t leave it at home. My favorites: Mac Mineralize Skinfinish, Mac Honey lust eyeshadow, Mac Haute & Naughty Lash and Stay-in-place lipstick from Estee Lauder (nr. 16 stay blush).

Lip gloss and lip balm: I’m addicted to lip balm, I have different types in my bag. On my wish list is the lip balm of Rosebud.
The packaging looks very vintage, love it! Unfortunately I can’t buy Rosebud on 
. Does anyone know whether they are for sale in Netherlands?

What else is in my bag:
- Nivea cream (one of my favorites)
- Hand disinfection gel
- Deodorant
- Pink notebook which I use for work
- Flower notebook which I use to write ideas for my blog

- Diary
- Driving license
- My ring - Pen
- Sunglasses - And of course my wallet, keys, camera and blackberry. What else is my my wish list? A real bag :)

zaterdag 12 mei 2012

Tips for beautiful nails

I have the habit to always pay attention to hands and feet. You'll never see me with torn, unpainted or unkempt nails. Nail polish is a small investment for your look, it could actually finish your whole outfit. 

I have these phases when I wear certain colors. Last year I had often black or red or nails. I went from black to gray and from red to old rose. The 'nude colors' are now my favorite.

Favorite brands: Chanel, Revlon and Opi, good quality and beautiful collection!
My nail care products

Tips for beautiful nails: 

1. Massage (once a week) the cuticles with a hand creme or olive oil
2. Trim and file your fingernails regularly

3. Apply a clear base coat, which helps the polish stick to your nail more easily
4. Apply two coats of colored nail polish
5. For the finishing touch: add a top coat to seal in the polish
6. For soft hands: use hand cream before you go to bed
7. Use a nail brush when washing your hands, it eliminates dirt and bacteria

Do you have tips for beautiful nails? 

vrijdag 4 mei 2012

Things that made me happy this week

1. Queens day was so much fun! First time ever that I've sold things on a market

2. Preparations for Queens day (making al those driftwood nameplates)

3. Bought some fresh mint for tea, yum!

4. Preparing b-day cards for friends and family (lot of b-days coming up in May)

5. Taking pictures of daily life

6. Drinking too much bubbles and dancing at the wedding of a friend, thanks for the great party guys!

7. Sunday breakfast in bed

8. Online shopping!
Tip: 25% discount @ Hm.com

9. Reunite with an old friend today

10. Reading in bed with fresh sheets

** What makes you terribly happy this week? **