Beauty and Skincare I am taking on my City Trip to Stockholm

Beauty and Skincare I am taking on my City Trip to Stockholm

Hi everybody, dear readers and loyal subbies,

For today’s post I am writing about all the goodies I am taking on my city trip to Stockholm ! I struggle sometimes when traveling with only hand luggage. As I feel very restricted and limited in what I can bring with me.

Therefore for this trip, I had to be a little bit more cut throat on selecting the items that I wanted to travel with, than that I would , when I can place my items in the hull of the plane. In these situations I would always try to opt for product which have dual purposes or which are a little less bulky.

Curious about what I am taking with me on the plane? Continue reading.! And if you enjoy this post, give it a cheeky little like, or feel free to leave a comment.

From Top right to bottom Left: Glam Glow Thirsty Mud Hydrating Treatment, Douglas Essential Cleansing Make- Up Remove Wipes, Daytox Firming Day Cream,Clinique Moisture Surge Overnight Mask and Hollywood Skin Instant Regenerating & Cooling Under Eye patches with Hydrolyzed Pearls.
From top right to bottom left: Creighton Coconut & Keratin Shampoo & Conditioner, Palmolive Milk & Honey Shower lotion and Nivea Dry Active Deodorant Spray.


From top right to bottom left: Maybeline Fit Me Mat in t + Poreless Powder in shade 120 Classic Ivory, Benefit Hydrating Boeing Concealer and Rimmel Kate Palette in shade 001 Golden Sands

From top right to bottom left : MAC lipstick in shade Twig, Kiko, Radiant Touch Highlighter in shade 100 and Charlotte Tilbury Full Fat Lashes in Glossy Black
From left to right: Charlotte Tilbury Travel Brush Set and Anayake Roler Perfume Ball in scent Tomo

For this blog post I entered some tips on where I like to obtain my travel goodies from Please see below:

Tip 1 : I like to collect my mini’s for traveling from the Christmas Calendars. At least it saves you some money on splurging on little shower creams and lotions and potions when traveling only with hand luggage.

Tip 2: Save your samples when you are shopping at your high end makeup / beauty stores. Sometimes you get some good ones! Plus you can always inquire if they can give you a little tub of your fave foundation as a sample.

Tip 3: De-pot your fave Shampoo, Lotion, Shower gel in travel bottles and use a Travelo for your favorite perfume. This might save you also some money at the end.

Interested in a blog post about my trip to Stockholm? Stay Tuned! And for my last ins and outs on what I brought on my last trip click on below link. https://thumbelinaslifestyle.com/2018/03/18/beauty-and-body-stuff-i-am-bringing-to-viena

Until next post friends!

XoXo

Kim

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 šŸ˜„.)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!šŸ˜Ž) 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

What I ate in Vienna

What I ate in Vienna

As a big food lover I could notĀ  resist writing about what I ate in Vienna. I know this post is a bit belated , however IĀ  hope you still enjoy this one. You can eat fabulous food in Vienna for a reasonable price. This is for sure one of the reasons I would go back to Vienna.

During my trip I hadĀ a combination of true Austrian and Asian European food. If you are a food lover like I am , please continue reading. I might have slipped inĀ  some photo’s of some cheeky cocktails. Those were particular delightful! If I might say and write so!

I started my trip out with some Austrian Spatzle ( little dough strips boiled in water)Ā  and Veal Goulash. This was such a comforting and warming meal. Especially since the weather was quite cold on the first day.Ā  For sure this is something I would love on a cold wintery day.Ā  In the eveningĀ  I had some Vegetable Risoto. To tell the truth I had way better Risoto. I would not say I am the worlds best connoisseur on how a Risoto should be, but the grain of this Risoto was still hard.Ā  Such a no, no.

On day 2 we had for dinner a Seafood Curry Noodle Soup. This was really amazing the spices, the broth and the noodles. So delicious and very filling. As an appetizerĀ  we had some Vietnames spring Roles and regular Spring Roles. These always go down a treat!

Day 3 brought some other Austrian food.Ā  A vegetarian Eiern Knoedel and a true Austrian Desert Apfel Strudel.Ā  TheĀ  Apfel Strudel wasĀ  surrounded by a sea of vanilly sauce. not too sweet but just right!

As we were peckish on some days when we came back from our day trips , we opted for nachos and some cocktails in the Hotel. Nothing beatsĀ  a delightful cocktail. During my stay I opted for a Strawberry Daiquri and a Sex on the Beach. Yes I have a bit of a sweet tooth.

If you are by any chance curious about my trip to Vienna, please be sure to hit the linkĀ 4 Days, 3 Nights in Baroque Vienna!Ā And if you liked this post be sure to like and if you want to see more posts please subscribe. You can also find me onĀ Ā BloglovinĀ andĀ  Instagram for more lifestyle travel and food.

Until next post friends!

XoXo

Kim

Thumbs March Favorites

Thumbs March Favorites

Hi everybody ,dear readers and loyal subbies,

March flew by and it is already April . And the good news is that spring seems to be peaking through. Come on Spring don’t fail me now! Can’t wait for the warm weather and the good times to come. On another side note it means that since March has flown by it is time for some Favorites. This months Favorites contain a selection of some beauty, body and lifestyle faves. Enjoy!

Makeup

Combination Revlon Colorburst Lipstick in 053 Sorbet and Rimmel Vinyl Gloss- Ever since the first rays of sunshine started to peak thru,I have been loving a fresh bright lip. Loving the combination of a balmy lip and making it shiny with a little bit of gloss.

Combination Loreal True Match Concealer and Benefit Erase Paste- This combination gives me the best under eye coverage ans gets rid of my blue under eye circles.

Kiko Metal Fusion Blush in 0-4 A beautiful bright pink shimmery blush. It looks quite daunting in the pan but looks lively on your face. Again very fresh looking for spring!

Body

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Rituals-The Ritual of Ayurveda Nurturing Shower Oil- This shower gel smells of roses and almonds. Once used your whole bathroom will smell like this. Pure heaven! Also after use your skin will feel silky smooth.

Hair

Kerastase Resistance Bain Force Architecte Shampoo and Conditioner Erosian Level 1/2- I am not a hair expert. To be quite frank , my hair is more a disaster than perfectly styled. But I must say that since I was recommended to use this hairline that it has helped my fragile hair so much. My hair looks more healthy and seems to have a bit more body to it. To be honest I regret not purchasing the products for level 3/4 erosian .

Lifestyle

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4 Day Vienna Trip -What can I say about this city trip it was glorious. Curious about this trip or what I brought to Vienna hit those links. 4 Days, 3 Nights in Baroque Vienna &Beauty and Body Stuff I am bringing to Viena,

What have you all been loving for the Month March? Feel free to leave a comment and share your recommendation.

Until next post friends!

XoXo

Kim

Beauty and Body Stuff I am bringing to Viena,

Beauty and Body Stuff I am bringing to Viena,

Hi everybody, dear readers and loyal subbies,

In a couple of days I will be going on my first mini break with my BF to Viena, and I cannot wait! I am already day dreaming about walking around Schƶnbrunn and its gardens, visit the Prater Ferris Wheel, The Stephans Dome the city centre the art museum and check out the beautiful architecture. In my head this city looks so Baroque and oldy worldly which makes it the perfect setting for a Romantic get away.

Once I am there, I will be sure to take a lot of holiday snips and hopefully write some blog posts. But enough Day Dreaming on my side and lets talk Beauty and Body stuff I I am bringing to Viena!

Makeup

Hema Intense Colour Eye Mouse- Small and convenient eye mouse for an easy quick eye look!

Benefit Roller Lash Mascara – Effective and travel friendly mascara.

Mac Pro Concealer in NC25 – The perfect remover of those dark circles.

Loreal Brow Gel Artist – To keep my bushy eyebrows under control!

Kiko Smart Essential Pallette in 02. Contains 2 Bronzer contour Shades 1 HighLighter and 3 Blushes – Easy face products all together in one tiny compact.

Tools

Blush Brush

Kiko Powder Brush

Real Techniques Complexion Miracle Sponge

Body

Rituals The Ritual of Ayurveda Nurturing Shower Oil

Body Shop Frosted Berries Gel Lotion

Body Shop Vitamin E Moisture Cream – To get that moisture back in my face after the flight.

Body Shop Oils of Life Night Cream – TLC for my face during the night.

When reviewing this list I am a bit daunted if everything will fit in the liquid bag however I will do my utmost best to make it fit in that little pouch.

Do you think I Am missing an essential item for this trip? Please feel free to leave a comment if I missed out on anything important .

Until next post friends!

XoXo,

Kim

Thumbs February Favorites

Thumbs February Favorites

Hi everybody, dear readers and loyal subbies,

March just arrived and I have some FebruaryĀ  favorites to share with you all.Ā  Today’s post consists out of a little Home Ware, Lifestyle and Beauty.Ā  So if you cannot contain your curiosity continue on reading!

 

Ikea Cupboard Flysta- I love this cupboard! I purchased one for in my bathroom and one for in my kitchen. It has offered me so much space to store stuff and especially the one in the bathroom looks very aesthetically pleasing too me.

Ikea Sinlig Candle in Vanilla-I love to buy a candle on occasion and one of my favorites scents is Vanilla.Ā  So of course when I was browsing for candles in the Ikea I picked up the scent Vanilla. It smells so good when you walk in the room when the candle is lit upĀ  and it smells of Vanilla goodness !

L’OrealĀ  Color Riche lipstick in 297 in Red Passion –Ā  Lately I am getting more into wearing more bold lip colors and this has been a fave. The only thing with this one I really need to line my lip otherwise this one will slightly bleed out of the lip line.

Film The Greatest Showman **

The Greatest Showman Soundtrack ** Favorite songs This is me, Never Enough and Rewrite the Stars.

Ikea Champagne Flutes in Konungslig- I know these Champagne Flutes look a bit ostentatious. But hey that is me, a little bit O.T.T! Yet they are so nice and they fit in my interior. I just love the pink glass and the way these glasses have been molded Very Organic.

I hope you all enjoyed reading my favorites for the Month of February. As always feel free to leave a comment and leave a like.Ā  And if you have not spottedĀ  it already, I have joined the Instagram Family! To be honest also a favorite for the month of February! So if you want you, you can give me a little follow @thumbelinaslifestyle.

But enough rambling and until next post friends!

XoXo,

Kim

**Disclaimer I do not own any of the film trailers used in this blog