The Netherlands Days 3-5 – Haarlem, Utrecht, Amsterdam | Travel

The Netherlands Days - 3-5 – Haarlem, Utrecht, Amsterdam - Travel 32

This is officially the last post from my vacation to the Netherlands, and beware, it’s picture loaded. So let’s resume my “travel diary” from the place I’ve stopped. I’ve already showed you days 1 & 2 which were spent in Amsterdam, then, I shared my visit to the Keukenhof gardens which was magnificent, and I also shared a couple of outfits of the day (you can go back to see these ones if you’re interested). So now it’s time to show what we did after the gardens….After we left Keukenhof, we took a bus to Haarlem, to meet with Ioanna of the Colourful Bouquet blog, and then returned to our hotel for the night. The next day, was dedicated to Utrecht. We didn’t plan to spend the whole day there, but our arrival was delayed, and we decided to spend all day there to see the city, and meet with one of my cousins whom I hadn’t seen for a while, and who’s been living in the Netherlands for a few years now. The 5th day was all about Amsterdam again. I didn’t take many photos that day, but you can watch the video I’ll be embedding below, to see what else we did. First of all we went to Vondelpark, which despite the rain was amazing, then we went for a walk at the Jordaan District, and concluded the day, and our trip to Holland with a visit to Ripley’s Believe it or Not. Of course there was lots of food, and there are food pictures to testify to that. I hope you enjoy this post, and the photos I took for you. I’ll be happy to read your comments, so feel free to leave them below if you wish. 🙂

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Keukenhof gardens – The Netherlands | Travel

Keukenhof gardens 10- The Netherlands -

2 weeks ago, I had the pleasure of visiting Keukenhof gardens in The Netherlands. The reason we wanted to schedule this trip to the Netherlands for this spring, was because of this park. The gardens are only open to the public for 2 months every year, usually from March, till May, so the window of opportunity was very small. I was super excited when we managed to book our trip, and even more excited the day we headed to Keukenhof. It’s an amazing experience that you absolutely have to live it, if you love nature and flowers as much as I do. We took a train and a bus to get there, and paid 16euros for the tickets, but I tell you, it’s absolutely worth every “penny”. The gardens are huge, way bigger than you can imagine, and we spent around 6+ hours, taking photos of the place and short videos for my upcoming vlog. There are big crowds going in and out, but it’s so big, that you won’t get any problems taking photos and enjoying your time there. There are flowers as far as they eye can see, and you will also find places to eat something when you get hungry or want a little pause from all the walking around. This post might be heavier than usual on the photo side, but believe me, I just picked a small amount of them to showcase here. There are also some “outfit of the day” pics coming on the next post. Stay tuned, and don’t forget to leave your comments below, or ask me anything regarding Keukenhof gardens.

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The Netherlands Days 1 & 2 – Amsterdam | Travel

Amsterdam travel spring 2017 - museumplein I Amsterdam sign

As you might already know, I traveled to the Netherlands on the 8th of May, and stayed there for about 6 days, till the 13th. We arrived early at the evening of the 8th, so we didn’t have much time to do a lot that day. Since we were too hungry (hadn’t eaten anything all day), we headed to a place I wanted to try, called Jacketz, which specializes on baked potatoes with fillings and toppings, for lunch/dinner. It was delicious, but more on that on another post. After that we took a stroll around the city, which was cold and windy that day, had a walk near Leidseplein and headed back to our hotel, to get an early start the next day. On Tuesday the 9th, we started by having a nice breakfast at another food spot I wanted to try out, called Corner Bakery, which is as Instagrammable as it gets. hehe After that, we headed to Museumplein to take photos at the I Amsterdam sign, and then met up with Ioanna from The Colourful Bouquet who now lives in The Netherlands and she was our tour guide for the day. haha She took us around Amsterdam center, walked us through the flower market, the Red light district and many other places. Around noon, she left and we went to have lunch. After a short return to our hotel, we went back to Amsterdam for a night walk, and walked by the Red Light District again to see how it looks by night, before we returned back to the hotel for the night. It was a really full day, and we walked way too much, and I made sure to take as many photos as possible. The “outfit of the day” is coming soon, along with photos from day 3 in Keukenhof, and the days after that. So stay tuned. Have tons of content to share with you!

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Maybelline Masterblush color and highlighting kit | Review

Maybelline Masterblush color and highlighting kit 2

It’s been a long time since I received this palette from Maybelline, and the truth is that I’m a little behind on my reviews here on the blog. I do review them on my Youtube channel, but I really want to also write posts for them here. So I’ll try to post reviews more often from now on. When I received the MasterBlush Color & highlighting kit, I wasn’t sure I was gonna use it much, but I ended up using it non-stop in the months that followed and I really loved it. The palette includes 3 shades of blushes and one highlighter. The blushes start from the lightest and go to the darkest. We have a peach one, a light pink one and a magenta one. You can use them all individually or you can combine them to create a more intense look. I use them all-together most of the time and do the “draping” technique where you contour and highlight  your face using just blushes and a highlighter. The palette is also very practical and that’s why I also took it with me on my trip to The Netherlands. The blushes are quite pigmented, so you have to be careful about how much product you use. The highlighter is quite subtle and natural though, and that’s why I reach for it, even on days when I’m not using the blushes of the palette. 

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Casual dusty pink | Outfits

Casual dusty pink 7- outfit -

Summer is already here, with a few rainy days here and there, and it kind of got me by surprise, because I didn’t expect such high temperatures so soon. That day, it was so hot outside, that I should have worn a dress or some shorts. I did however liked my look, and it was one I was eagerly waiting to wear. You see I had this outfit on my mind for over a month, since I received these shoes. But then, I went to the Netherlands, and when I got back we had rainy weather for weeks, so this was my first chance to wear them. They’re so pretty and comfortable, and I’ll definitely be wearing them for a long time. I built the whole outfit around them, as always, and I chose a really simple and casual outfit to make them stand out more. One of my favorite t-shirts, a pair of boyfriend jeans, and my dusty pink bag. That’s all I needed. Hope you like this look. I’ll be back with more outfits next week! 🙂

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