Collective book haul (March 2016)

For 2016, I am aiming to read 50 books in one year. It is the first time I am joining the Goodreads reading challenge and right now I am still on track. One tactic to try and stay on track, is to have books I enjoy on my shelves ready for the taking. And since…

Collective beauty haul

It’s the weekend! Which means it is time for part 2 of my collective shopping haul. I already showed you the fashion part of this, which is linked down below in the rest of the post, if you would like to see that too. The best part about this was that some of these items…

Collective fashion haul

It is sale time, which means I went out & shopped! Not all of it was on sale, and not all of it was bought in one go, but I thought I could show you once again my purchases of the past few months. I bought workout gear, some festive clothing items and I’ve noticed…

Collective autumnal beauty & fashion haul

Two videos in two weeks! I don’t know where I found the time to do it, but I managed somehow. Today’s video is all about some new bits I purchased every since summer. There are some skincare and body bits, as well as the Urban Decay Vice 4. Then there are some fashion bits too….

US beauty haul: Sephora, Ulta, Target, Walgreens & CVS

***Disclaimer*** Yes, I bought more make up than I could possible need in a life time. Yes, I know I am crazy. Yes, I spent way too much money. If you’re about to leave a comment down below complaining about that: keep your thoughts to yourself. I enjoy make up and the US has much…

England beauty shoplog

Two weeks ago I hopped on a plane to visit my friend Alison in England and one thing we did when I was there was shop. I do not dare counting the number of Boots and Superdrugs we went into, myself being the main instigator. Of course I had to figure out the UK drugstore…

Collective spring fashion haul (April 2015)

I cleaned out my closet in February and felt that some staple wardrobe pieces were missing. I went on the hunt for white button down shirts, some new jeans, striped shirts and A-line dresses. I came, went and conquered, and picked up some pieces in the past three months. I mostly shopped online and purchased…

Spring/ summer 2015 Catrice haul

The new Catrice line is here! I was at my drugstore this week and lo and behold I walked into the display filled with brand new products for Spring/ Summer 2015. I simply bought everything that caught my eye and I will be showing you everything I purchased two ways: there’s a video AND there…

Collective Christmas shopping haul: decor, fashion & beauty

Would you believe me if I told you I had never had proper Christmas decorations before this year? Well, it’s true. I never used to be home much around Christmas time, spending time with family and friends mostly. And if you’re hardly home, what’s the point of decking out your living space in trees and…

London shoplog: beauty & make up

In case you didn’t know, last week I spent a few days in London. I took the trip as a well-deserved break from work and so I could gear up for the colder months. I’ve been to London every year since 2009 and so this was my 5th visit in a row. I love the…

InterRail shoplog: cosmetics & fashion

I allowed myself to do a bit of shopping in each city I was in. I mostly shopped beauty bits as they are small and not heavy, so they’re easy to pack and not too heavy. I didn’t really shop for clothes until the end of my trip. Shopping for cosmetics in different countries was…

Shoplog: Asos, Sting, H&M, Mango, F21 & Hema

I’m still working on completing my summer wardrobe and so I did a bit of shopping (once again). On top of that I also found some great basics and other fun items to add and so this is a bit of a collective haul. I placed an order with the usual suspect H&M, but this…

Fashion shoplog: Primark, UO, F21, H&M, Topshop & more

It’s spring! And with the changing seasons I like to update my wardrobe to adapt to the season. So that’s what this is: a spring/ summer wardrobe update. Plus there were a few things I really needed. Such as comfy jeans to replace my old ones that I had had for 5 years, and t-shirts…

Budget make up shoplog

After doing the Princess tag in January, I found out that I don’t have that many super high end make up products. Nor do I have that many true budget items either. I decided that especially the latter needed to change. Thus, I embarked on a trip to my local drugstore and bought a few…

Beauty shoplog: TBS, Dior, L’Oreal, Hema, etc.

Sale time came and went and during that time I picked up a few bits and pieces. Throw in some coupons and a few budget products to try and you have yourself enough material for a shoplog.  If you’re curious what I bought during The Body Shop sale and from various Dutch drugstores, then keep…

Shoplog: H&M, ASOS & Mango winter sale and spring collection

Late January, one of the best time to shop: the new spring collections are entering stores and the final sales rounds are going on. Meaning you can get your hands on some awesome deals, while shopping the latest styles at the same time. Since I’m stuck at home I am limited in my shopping endeavors…

Shoplog: home & decor (+ Project room change update)

In October I wrote that I would embark on a major overhaul of my living space. I dubbed said undertaking Project Room Change and I am proud to say I am roughly halfway through. Read here about my plans, in case you want to refresh your memory. I will talk about what I did so…

London 2013 shoplog: Topshop, Primark, Illamasqua, etc.

If there is one thing I knew I wanted to do it was shop. The main goal of the trip was to reward myself for finishing my Master’s degree and the crappy situation at my job in the weeks leading up to it. So I was all set on thoroughly enjoying myself and just not…

New in: 5 pan Inglot freedom system palette

One thing I did during the past few weeks where I have had 4 weeks all to myself is shop. I didn’t shop all that much considering the time I had on my hands and so an actual haul isn’t in place. One item I purchased is special enough to get its own blog post…

Spring/ summer 2013 shoplog: wardrobe update

Are you ready? Well I know I am! The best way to introduce this post is by telling you to grab a cup of tea and get comfy, because you’re going to be here a while. I already mentioned in my 2 previous shoplogs (here and here) that I did quite a bit of shopping…

Spring/ summer 2013 shoplog: shoes & accessories

As promised: part 2 of my spring/ summer shoplog. Today it’s shoes and accessories. Just like last time: remember that I purchased these items in the course of 3 – 4 months, not in one go. Before we hit the jackpot where I’ll show you how I gave my wardrobe a serious spring/ summer update,…

Spring/ summer 2013 shoplog: casual & basics

Today I present to you: number 1 in my spring/ summer 2013 shoplogs. That’s right, you’re not getting one, but three shoplogs where I show you how I got my wardrobe spring and summer proof. With my infrequent posting behavior of the past few months I didn’t have much time to squeeze in any current…

UK & Beautygloss party shoplog

On Monday you could read I attended the Beautygloss party and that I went to the UK on a study trip. Both occasion of course made excellent opportunities to shop for some beauty products. Here’s what I got from Boots, Superdrug, Primark, and the shops at the party. I went on a major lipstick binge!…

Collective beauty & make up shoplog (Spring 2013)

Hold up. Stop. Before you think I purchased all of this in one go: nah-uh. This shoplog comprises every beauty and make up related item I purchased in the course of 2.5 months. You could call it a collective spring 2013 beauty shoplog if you’d like. So don’t go thinking that I went on a…

Collective haul: Asos, H&M, ZARA, Lush & more

Today’s posts features all the little nicknacks I picked up over the past couple of weeks. This is why this post features a bit of everything: fashion, beauty and media. I went on a bit on a ‘dress’ kick this month: I bought 4 dresses and I’m eyeballing two more on the H&M website. I…

Shoplog: Sephora, New Yorker, H&M & more

Last Thursday I met up with two friends who I don’t get to see very often. I first met up with one of them to have lunch and go shopping in Utrecht. Later that day we went to the other friend and had some delicious pancakes to top of a great day. I bought a…

Fall/ Winter 2012 collective haul: Primark, H&M, ZARA & more

I go to Primark twice, maybe three times a year. Once for each major season change, because that’s when they seem to have the best items. Primark is still a bit hit or miss though. Sometimes they have great stuff, and at other times it is all a bit standard and uninspiring. So this time,…

More fall/winter 2012 shopping: H&M, ZARA, Monki & more

I go through phases with almost anything and my shopping habits are no exceptions. Where I can shop till I drop and shop pretty much for every day in a week. I can also be a bit more tame and do bits of shopping whenever I get the chance. Right now, I’m in a ‘little…

Shoplog: H&M, The Body Shop & Rituals

Over the past few months I gathered quite a few gift vouchers and I as you may remember from Tuesday’s post, I decided to spend them these past few weeks. I also put in an order with H&M to order some of the items of my fall 2012 wishlist (click here to read that post)…

Shoplog: USA & Canada vacation

Vacation of course means shopping for me. I had made a bit of a wishlist before I went so I would have something to stick to. This turned out to be handy to have and I bought all the things I wanted and then some. My one rule for shopping when I’m abroad is to…

I bought a new camera!

Yeah baby! I already mentioned it a few times in previous posts, but for my birthday which is coming up on Friday, I wanted to buy a new digital photo camera. The one that I’ve been using, a Casio Exilm EXZ20, was bugging me for months. It hardly focused, it washed out every color in…

Sale Shopping Haul

Summer sale is on, which of course means that I had to go and see what was on offer. I think I managed to get quite a few things that are cool to show you. There’s mostly clothes (obviously), also because I plan to do some make up shopping when I’m in the States next…

Accessories haul: Forever 21 & Ebay

It’s time for a different type of haul. It is a fashion haul, but not one with clothes. Currently I am still on a ‘short necklaces’/ choker kick and when I found a couple of cool ones on Forever 21’s website I just had to have them. Then I also found a few bits and…

My favorite stores for shopping clothes

If you hadn’t noticed already I love to shop. I’m not an expensive shopper, which is one of the reason why I can buy quite a lot of things. If I spend more than 50 euros on a single item of clothing it’s a lot and then it better be good too. I will only…

Amsterdam shoplog: Inglot, MAC, River Island, H&M etc

Yesterday I went shopping in Amsterdam. I hadn’t been there in months. The last time I was there at all was November and I last went shopping there almost 6 months ago. Since yesterday would be the last semi-decent day till who knows when I decided to head out do some shopping. It’s not a…

Thursday’s shoplog: influx of color

If you read this blog you may have seen the shoplog I posted a few days ago. It was completely void of color. That is, unless you count beige and taupe as staple colors for your wardrobe. So on Thursday I went out shopping with my mom and actually only bought colored items. Go figure….

Shoplog: a bit over the taupe

First of all: Happy Spring everyone! Today marks the official start of spring so yay for that! Over here the weather is getting a bit nicer and so I’m stoked on wearing all of the spring trends. One trend you surely will not have missed is the fact that this time around bright colors are…

London Shoplog # 2: Shoes & Fashion

A few days ago I already showed you some of the stuff I bought during my London trip. That post featured books, CDs, make up, beauty products and accessories. But that wasn’t all I got as I also bought a bunch of clothes and yes, as a shoe freak I also got some shoes. So…

London Shoplog #1 (books, CDs, make up, beauty & accessories)

Just to break up my travel log from my trip to London, today’s post will be showing you some of the things I bought while in London. This post will feature books, CDs, accessories, make up and some beauty products. I also bought clothes, but those will be featured in a separate post because else…

Shoplog: Zara, Bershka, MAC & Urban Decay

Yesterday I took another trip to The Hague to see my allergy doctor. This time not only to get my shot, but also to find out whether I have an intolerance for gluten. Luckily I don’t and these monthly trips usually entail hitting up some stores that I cannot get to on a regular basis…

Last round of sale shopping

Sale usually goes in cycles. Reductions go down more and more as the sale progresses and usually more styles (read: out of season styles, last items) will be added the closer you get to the end of the sale period. So when I had to run some errands yesterday, I not only got what I…

Shoplog: Asos, H&M & Forever21

Last week I posted a shoplog which existed of mostly of beauty related items. This time I’m showing you items I bought which are fashion related. I got most of these things online and on sale as it’s the last bits of sale that are going on right now. The places I shopped at are…

Shoplog: Lush, MAC, Sephora, Zara & more

It’s been a while since I last went shopping. With a new laptop and flights and hotels being booked so I can do some more fun things throughout the year, there wasn’t much money left for a full blow out shopping spree. However, last Thursday I found myself in The Hague for my doctor’s appointment…

It’s sale time: Asos.com order

It’s the end of season sale and that means shopping. My original plans were to go to Antwerp, but unfortunately my friend couldn’t go and with the weather being hideous I didn’t want to go all by myself. But don’t fret, with the help of some online shopping I still got some pretty cool stuff….