Monday, 24 October 2016

Life update: Moving House and School Stress

Yes, you read that title well! I’m going to move again! Two weeks ago a friend of mine offered me to come and see their house since someone is going to move out. I agreed to take a look and I met the other girl who lives in the house too. We had a nice conversation and yesterday I decided that I’m going to move to that house.
I can’t wait to move out from this house and the attic. I’ve lived alone for 2 years now and I think it’ll be nice to have some company. 

Photo: Wonderlass
I have to admit I am scared. I’m always afraid for the ‘new’. And this is completely different and since I’m an introvert I like to be alone. But I realised that I often feel alone on the attic where I live now. And I think that living in the new house I can be alone but not feel alone. I’m just really excited! (I also get a real kitchen so maybe I can improve my cooking skills to something better than what I am right now.) 

Also, going to the USA is coming closer and closer. I am getting more excited to go there and see what America is! I can’t wait to blog about that! I still have to get my passport and ESTA. But I hope I’m going to get that settled this week. So I can cross that off of my USA to do list. I still have a lot to do and long to wait but I’m just so excited about it!!

I can also give you a little sad update about my study. It is not going very well. Stress level is close to 10 and sometimes I can’t sleep because of all the work I have to do. I’m procrastinating since I don’t know where to start. So that’s building more and more stress. This morning I checked my schedule and found out that the next two weeks have no lessons planned and I hope that I can work my ass off and that I can finally keep up with the homework and that I won’t miss more deadlines. So I don’t know if there is going to be a blogpost next week. But I’ll see and try to make some time free for this!

Xx Rianne

Sunday, 16 October 2016

September Shopping Haul

I’ve seen this a lot on other blogs but I never did one. So I thought, lets do this! So I  just tell you what I bought last month because I’m very very happy with my clothes!

Asos Pinafore Dress

I saw this dress and fell in love with it. I put it in my basket and couldn’t wait to pay for it and have it home to try on. At first I was a little insecure about this dress. It’s very different than any other dress I own and as far as I know no one has this dress. At least, not someone I know... It is a complete different style, something I really like but I was too scared to wear something like this. But now I love it. And I get very kind reactions to it and I’ve worn it with a cute blouse under it or a white T-shirt with lace on the shoulders. (€20)

Asos Sugarhill Boutique Neomi Top

I love this shirt because of the see through sleeves. Not only that, also the pattern of these cute golden flowers with black background. Also, with a little imagination you can see vertical glasses in the hearts of the flowers. But then you have to take a real close up of the flowers. ;) (€38,67 but last time I checked for price it was in sale for €24!)

Asos Yumi Dolly Jumper with Colar

The collar! Look at the lace collar and the deep blue with sort of see through dots on it, it makes the shirt special. When I wear a white shirt under it you can see white dots in the fabric. It’s a really nice shirt but a little bit short on my tummy. So I wear it with a high waist jeans because I don’t want everyone to see my bum, when I bent over, or my belly. €33,33)

Van Haren shoes
Van Haren is shoe store that has a lot of cheaper brands. Once in a while I go in there to check it out and I found these cute shoes! Perfect for the winter under a skinny jeans. What I like about these is that the nose has no print but that the heel has a snake print and zippers on both sides. I don’t know if this is nice when I’m wearing a skirt or dress. But I’ll have to try that on later! (Van Haren €29,99)

Grey Suede Button skirt
This skirt is from ZoYou. I love this suede look and with my black vogue shirt it’ll look amazing I think. I also bought it with a white T-shirt that says ‘take me to paradise’. With a pair of thights it’ll be perfect for autumn and winter. (€25,95)

Baby Blue Flower Skirt
I'm not sure about this skirt. I kept it since returning would cost me more than this skirt costed. It was in the sale by ZoYou. I love the print of this skirt but the fabric is a bit weird. It't very stiff so it doesn't just 'fall' around you legs but it stands from you legs. So I kept it but I'm not sure if I'm ever going to be brave enough to wear this skirt. (€10)

Rivers Island had sale and all bought was socks. But looks at these cute socks! Old pink with glitters and frills and a caramel colour with black frills. Both pairs €1. Before the sale they were €5 and I’m not going to pay €10 for two pairs of socks. But now it was a more acceptable price for these cute socks. I love wearing these with the Van Haren shoes. The frills are visible above them!

I don’t know how to exactly do this kind of blogpost. So I hoped you liked this. And if you have tips let me know! Thanks!

Xx Rianne

Monday, 10 October 2016

Products I Regret Buying

Foot crèmes, hand bath lush soap, 3x dry shampoo. Sometimes I’m walking into shops and see stuff that I think that it’s going to be extremely useful. And then sadly it turns out that I barely use it or not even use it. And I think we all have products we regret buying and here is my list.

I was in Lush and couldn’t resist buying this. Because I don’t really have a bath I thought I’d buy this to have a little Lush experience on my hands. But I’ve never tried it. I don’t have the patience to put my hands in a bath for 15 minutes and not being able to do something but sit. When I do a footbath I can use my hands to paint my fingernails, read a book, check my phone or be on my laptop. When my hands are in the water there is nothing I can do. So I won’t put hands in a hand bath…

Pores pores pores. I’m obsessed with them and not in the good way. I have tried a lot of products that promised me to make my pores look smaller or even disappear. And so promised Skin Perfection by L’Oréal Paris. But it didn’t work. All I know is that products like this irritate your skin. So your skin will swell up a little. A teeny tiny little bit, it doesn’t look like you are stung by a bee or something. Because of the swelling the pores are less visible. But I don’t think irritate my skin is a good idea. So after I used this very expensive cream for a little while I put it aside after reading the stuff above in an article. (If I only could remember what article it was that I read. Then I could link it.) Now I use Benefit and I’m happy with it!

Why on earth did I buy foot crème? Well, because it said ‘foot crème’ and I didn’t have it. Sadly my brain started working again when I got home and thought that hand crème is probably doing the same as foot crème and that it only has a different name. So now I have lavender smelling foot crème and spent money on something that I already had at home only with a different smell and name. (It’s all very hydrating for a dry skin…)

So a long long time ago I bought a Nivea clean deeper gel. It was in the period where I had lots of pimples and blackheads and an extremely oily skin. Not knowing how to handle an oily skin (it’s still hard to find the right products) I bought this gel. It would clean all my pores and get rid of the grease on my skin. But what it really did was completely drying out my skin. My skin would feel like paper after using it and then my skin was like: Where did all the natural oils go? And started to overproduce oil and my face got shinier than ever. So after using it for a little while I threw it in my closet and I found it when I was looking for long lost never used products for this blogpost.

I’ll tell you something: never buy a body lotion this big. You never get it empty since it’s so big. And I always forget to use it and now I have this thing for years. Right now I’m sharing it with my sister and still the bottle feels like it’s never been used. Also, I don’t like the scent of it anymore. So if you buy body lotion, buy a smaller bottle. Unless you are sure this is what you want to smear on your body for the next 20 years or so.

Dry shampoo that doesn’t work on my hair... It was a sales thing. Buy 2 get 1 free. And I thought, let’s do this. Only to find out that this hairspray immediately turns grey on my hair and I’m not able to use it without looking like I’ve run through a spider web and then threw dust on my hair. So now I have three bottles of this and I don’t know what to do with it. Especially since I don’t know which one I’ve used and which one I haven’t….

What products did you buy and do you totally regret?

Xx Rianne