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The Best and Worse Cinema of 2018

The Best and Worse Cinema of 2018

Hi Everybody dear readers and loyal subbies,

In the run up to the post of the year! A.K.A. Thumbs Favourites of 2018! I have decided to separate my cinema faves and dislikes from my yearly favourites. As I love going to the cinema in my spare time, I wanted to dedicate a post on the films which I liked and disliked for 2018.

I have seen 25 films in 2018 ,slightly less than 2017. Varying in genre from Comedy,Sci-fi to Action and loads more.

For this post I have entered the months when I saw the films to give you all an indication when it was released. As generally we are slightly behind all the good stuff getting released here in the Netherlands.

I hope I have made you interested and sparked your curiousity. If so continue reading

The Best

Feb

The Greatest Showman

Why I loved this film was it was a a great combination of music, story and costumes.

I Tonya

An unexpected favourite to love! This film was fun to watch and I did not know that this was based on a true storry. Must admit I loved the potty mouth in it. However I felt I could relate to her. She was being judged for her looks and behaviour and not for her talent of skating.

May

Dead Pool 2

Just complete awesomeness! It was great comedy and my love for Marvel was there.

July

Mission Impossible Fall Out

Did not expect this film to be this good. It was action packed and had a good story line.

October

The Girl in the Spidersweb

I was not impressed with the American version of Girl of the Dragon Tatooo. But I felt they totally improved with this sequal? Just a good story and action packed.

November

Bohemian Rhapsody

AAAA my number 1 film of the year hit the cinema in November. This film is so good for the music and background story. And yes I know some things were alternated a bit. But still it was a great film with awesome actors in it.

December

Fantastic Beasts and where to find them: The Crimes of Grindewald

I just love Harry Potter and the film was so good. The costumes were pretty and it was nice to learn about the histories from certain HP characters.

Worse of Cinema

June

Oceans 8

Why create this film? I don’t understand why they made this film. It just did not have the same vibe.

September

The Happytime murderers

This film was just not funny. The trailer intends this film to be more fun.

October

Venom

The story seemed far from the Original Spiderman story. Some scenes were funny but it was just not cutting it for me.

November

The Nut cracker

I loved the costumes for this film they were beautiful and stunning. But the rest of the film was quite slow and was not how I would have imagined it.

If you enjoyed this post please be sure to like and if you have any comments please feel free to leave them as they really inspire me to keep on writing

XoXo

Kim

**Disclaimer: I do not own any of the trailers show in this blog

What I got for Christmas 2018

What I got for Christmas 2018

Hi Everybody, dear readers and loyal subbies,

First of all I hope you all had amazing holidays! May you have enjoyed the company with your loved ones and possibly some scrummy yummy food.

One of my favourite things this time of the year is to read and watch videos on ‘What I got for Christmas’. I have written several ones over the years and this year is no exception! Curious about my little loot continue reading!

Dusty Rose Coach bag ( Cute little bag, that the parents of my boyfriend gave me for Christmas)

Valentino by Mario Valentino bag Velvet Navy coloured bag. I was eyeballing a similar bag one day when shopping with my sis. So she generously got me this. It is such a stylish item and perfect for a night on the town.

Ikea gift card ( I am still in need of buying items for my house and Ikea has nice and convenient things for that purpose) This was gifted by my parents. Thanks mom and dad!

Amazon gift card ( Always useful and I can get whatever I want) Gifted by my aunt and uncle.

Pandora Disney Thumper Charm ( Because I love Disney and sparkly things) Gifted by my lovely Boyfriend!

Pandora Disney Mary Poppins Charm ( Same reason as stated above πŸ˜„.)Gifted by my lovely Boyfriend!

Pandora Jewelry box (Cute little Jewelry Box. Great for travel!)

La Vie Est Belle Absolu Perfume ( Oh My ! The first time I smelled this perfume I was in love! My lovely Boyfriend remembered that I love this perfume and made a photo when I showed him this perfume)

Philips mixer & Philips Blender/ Chopping Machine ( The ideal tools for the Lazy Working Girl! I am the worse in chopping it is so borring and I really dislike chopping an onion) Both pressies were give by my aunty S .

Ritual of Yalda & Holi Moley Shower Gel (These smell so delicious and Cream On Body Cream in Ritual of Holi. I am going to smell fabulous in 2019!😎) Gifted by my boyfriends sister.

I really feel spoiled what I received this Christmas.

If you feel curious about what I received in previous years check out my blog.

Until next post friends!

XoXo

Kim

Thumbs Mid Price Gift Idea : Benefit B.right! Delights

Thumbs Mid Price Gift Idea : Benefit B.right! Delights

Hi Everybody, dear readers and loyal subbies,

This very last minute gift idea is for anyone who likes skin care, a little beauty, Benefit Products and love anything particular cute.

When I saw these Benefit giftsets in the stores I could not resist picking this up as they contain some Benefit classics. I picked this set up from Douglas for € 44.99. Which I thought was not a bad price for the products you get. This set comes in a cute cake shaped tin and contains four products.

The set contains the following:

50 ML Instant Comeback Facial Serum

Total Moisture Facial Cream full size

Browvo! Conditioning Primer

It’s Potent Brightening Eye Cream.

This has been the first time I have been using Benefit skin care and I must say they feel pretty good on the skin.

Benefit had a lot of cute sets this year some little ones and the big sets. Varying from sets with more makeup items and some more with skincare.

I hope everybody found this last minute gift useful and I wish you all great holidays!

Until next post friends!

XoXo

Kim

Thumbs Luxury gift Idea: Estee Lauder Blockbuster Gift Set

Thumbs Luxury gift Idea:  Estee Lauder Blockbuster Gift Set

Hi Everybody, dear readers and loyal subbies,

Eventhough I am quite late with publishing a gift idea post, I thought it would be fun to do so. For this first gift idea post I opted for quite a lux gift idea. Yes you are right it is the Estee Lauder Blockbuster Set . This 12 piece set contains a mix of beauty and skin care goodies,  and would be a great gift for either the beauty or skin care lover. Curious about what this set contains continue reading!

The set contains the following:

3 Palettes

Pure Color Envy Eye and Cheek Palette – Nudes

Pure Color Envy Eye and Cheek Palette Glow

Pure Color Envy Eye and Cheek Palette Glam

3 Lipsticks

Pure Color Envy 220 Powerful

Pure Color Envy 420 Rebellious Rose

Pure Color Envy 340 Envious

Pure Color Envy Sculpting Gloss

Sumptious Extreme Lash Multiplying Volume Mascara

Gentle Eye Make up Remover (suitable for all skin types)

Advanced Night Repair ( Synchronized Recovery Complex II For all skin types

This gift set retails for € 117 and has a total value of € 300,- . If you have the budget to buy this, I think this is a total steal and would be worth your money. The Night Repair Serum alone has a value of € 76.20! That is already half the value of this set. Also this set comes in a very cute beauty case which you can reuse afterwards.

You can go different directions with this set. You could gift this as one big gift or split this set up to use the items for stocking stuffers.

Would you not love to receive this as a gift? What are your recommendations for a lux gift? Please share and leave a comment!

Until next post friends!

XoXo

Kim

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Thumbs Review: Make-up Revolution Reloaded Newtrals pallet 3

Thumbs Review: Make-up Revolution Reloaded Newtrals pallet 3

Hi Everybody, dear readers and loyal subbies,

One day I was wandering around the city center of Haarlem and decided I needed a little pick me up.

As I love me some beauty, I ventured to the drugstore Kruidvat. They have usually a nice selection of brands in different price ranges from Essence, Maybeline, Loreal and Maxfactor.

This time my eyes were drawn to the Make-up Revolution display. I love how they sell some great products at a low price point.

As I felt that I wanted to switch up my choices in eyeshadow I opted for the Reloaded Newtrals pallet 3 which retails for € 4,95. This pallet has 16 colors and has a selection of warm fall colours that are a mix between Matt and Metalic shades.

My fave eye looks have consistet out of the burgundy and golden shades.

When I used this pallet I received a lot of compliments on the eyelooks made. Even when using this pallete without a primer, I noticed the longgevity of these eyeshadows!

One thing which might be considered as a negative, is that there is some kickback from these shadows.

However I think this pallet is amazing for the price and variety in shades and finish.

Until next post friends and let me know if you tried out this pallet and share your experiences.

XoXo

Kim

My first Charlotte Tilbury Haul

My first Charlotte Tilbury Haul

Hi everybody, dear readers and loyal subbies,

It has been quite some time since I posted, due to life craziness catching up on me. Maybe I will share some of that craziness on a later date.

Anyhow as the title suggests, I had my first encounter with Charlotte Tilbury make-up.

For quite a few years I have been lusting to try some products and some weeks ago, my sis and I ventured into the Bijenkorf to the Charlotte Tilbury counter. Prior to going there, I knew I would not leave the store without spending some money.

Firstly they market the products so Well. Lovely gold, lush and clean packaging. Amazing displayes of their lipsticks,blushes foundation and skin care were surounding me on my left and right side. And we were greeted by very friendly and helpful staff.

Due to the miracle of YouTube, I could not resist trying out the legendary pillow talk lip liner and lipstick. After trying this I could not resist putting this in my shopping cart.

The lipstick and liner gildes on ever so smoothly. And eventhough a Matt finish not drying on the lips.

My 3rd item I opted for was the colour chameleon in Amber Haze. This is such a beautiful one stop product. Just swoosh on the lids and under the eyes and you have a stunning look.

After a further browse I got persuaded into buying the limited Magical mini brush set. The case is so feminine with the rose gold and sparkles. A great little gift to give for Christmas and useful for travel . The set contains the following:

  1. Blusher Brush
  2. Eye Blender Brush
  3. Lipstick Brush
  4. Eye Smudger Brush

I have not yet had the opportunity to try everything to the fullest, but can confirm I enjoyed the lipstick and liner. My next purchase might be the lipstick Glaston Berry. A beautiful Berry colour.

Thank you for taking your time spent reading my stories on the internet and have a lovely week

Until next time friends!

XoXo

Kim

Thumbs April Favorites and one unfavorite

Thumbs April Favorites and one unfavorite

Hi everybody, dear readers and loyal subbies,

Today’s post contains a small selection of my favorites of the month of April. Surprisingly there was also an un- favorite in there, which might be a shock for some.

Lifestyle

Letter Board – I was looking for something affordable to hang on my wall and when I came across this Board from Xenos I could not help picking it up. I really enjoy, that you can create your own inspiring quotes on them. Currently I have the quote ” Comfort is the enemy of progress”.

Kittens – So excited about this one. Eventhough I don’t have my kitties yet, I could not resist writing about them. During the Pentecost holidays I will be getting my 2 baby kittens. I am pretty sure that they will be in my May favorites. but I could not resist not mentioning them. I will disclose the kittens names soon!

Yellow Imitation flowers. These fake flowers I picked up in the Xenos. And they radiate spring. It just gives such happy feeling in the house.

Beauty

Douglas day Mask – Leaves my face soft and nour ished after use . This was such a lifesaver after I fell ill during Easter. During this period my face felt so dry because of dehydration. This mask has a unique texture due to its foamy consistency. You leave it on your face for 15 minutes and remove it with a tonic or water. Et Voila your skin feels silky smooth.

Douglas Home Spa Soap in Polynesian Dream

I have mentioned the shower gel of this line before and this hand soap smells like a dream too. You just keep on smelling your hands all day.

Unfavorites

Benefit Roller Lash Mascara – The reason why I am bashing on this cult favorite, is because the majority of time after wearing this mascara I end up looking like a panda bear. Either it looks flaky or I have smudges all over. I am so glad that I only have a mini version of this mascara as it did not work out for me.

If you are curious about last months favorites click here and feel free to leave a comment regarding your favorites of the month.

Until next post friend!

XoXo

Kim