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 Schönbrunn 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 February  favorites to share with you all.  Today’s post consists out of a little Home Ware, Lifestyle and Beauty.  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.  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 up  and it smells of Vanilla goodness !

L’Oreal  Color Riche lipstick in 297 in Red Passion –  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.  And if you have not spotted  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

Stuff I just Need to Use Up ( Body and Skincare edition)

Stuff I just Need to Use Up ( Body and Skincare edition)

Hi everybody, dear readers and loyal subbies,

Don’t you sometimes have the feeling, that you keep on buying and receiving things, and things just land in the cupboard. Yep I am in that phase right now. Don’t get me wrong, I really feel grateful that I am in this position to buy and receive a lot of things, but I just don’t want things to end up in the bin! And yes sometimes I levitate to my faves that are in my eyesight and forget about some good stuff I have in my cupboards and drawers. So therefore it is my mission to start using things up. Starting with some body and skincare. Please read below about the selection of items I just need to use up.

Skincare

Body Shop Oils of Life Intensely Revitalizing Sleeping Cream 5ml (Travel Size). A travel friendly night cream, this will be perfect for my Viena trip end March. Please keep your eyes open for that blog post!

Vitamin E Moisture Cream 15 ml ( Travel Size) A nice day cream. I have heard some nice feedback about this cream so this will be tested as well on the Viena trip stated above.

Body Shop Strawberry Lip Butter. Always good to have a little lip balm on hand sure this will come to use soon as it is going to be a true winter this week.

Body care

Body Shop Mango whipped lotion 60 ml. This smells lovely all though would be more inclined to use this one in the summer as it is quite fruity.

Body Shop Frosted Berries lotion 60 ml. This is a contender to come with me to Viena.

Body Shop Vanila Chai Body Lotion 60 ml. As previously stated above this is also a contender to come with me. As you might now I am a sucker for Vanilla fragrances.

Body Shop Body Butter in Strawberry 200 ml. An old favorite. Will put this one asap in my bathroom. So I can use this after showers.

Shower Gels

Sanicur 1000 ml Shower gel . One of my favorite as it is without perfume, does the job and overall makes me smell soapy clean.

Twilight 250 ml Shower gel.  This is a discovery from late  2017 and I love it. As it was limited edition I do not want to use it up so quickly. But yes love this in combination with the sleepy time lotion.

Looking at my list of items above I think one of the first things that will be used up are the day and night cream and the Twilight Shower gel. But who knows. Maybe some of these items will become favorites.

I hope you all enjoyed this post! My intention is to do this as well with make up, nail polishes, foundations  b  and such. Let me know if you are interested in this.

Until next post friends!

XoXo

Kim

Thumbs 2017 Favorites 

Thumbs 2017 Favorites 

Hi everybody,dear readers and loyal subbies!

We made it and are now mid February 2018! I was planning to have this post up earlier however things just kept popping up. In this post I will share all my favorite things of 2017 ! From Beauty, food to lifestyle! Can’t wait for this list? Please hurry and continue reading!

 

Beauty

Foundation

*Loreal Infalible Matte

*Urban Decay Naked Skin

Concealer

*MAC Pro concealer

Lips

*Loreal Matt Laquer in 502

Eye Palette

*Urban Decay Heat Pallete

Single Eye Shadows

*Hema Intense Colour Mousse in 03

*Boots Mink Eye Shadow

Setting Spray

* MAC Prep and Prime

Blush

Kiko Shade Fusion Trio Blush

MAC Peaches

Bronzer

MAC Give me Sun

Brow

*L’Oreal Brow Plumper

Tools

*Real Techniques Complexion Sponge

*BeautyBlender

Cleansing

*Garnier Miscelaire Gel

Facial Mask

*Douglas Aqua Focus Good Night Gel Mask

*Starskin Hydration Mask

Lifestyle

Film

*Girls Trip

*Hidden Figures

*Mein Blind Date mit Dem Leben

*Demain Tout Commence

Food

*Restaurant Jai Barat in Haarlem (Indian) Amazing food in a modern vibe restaurant.

Shop

*Xenos

Travel

 

*Bali

* London Trip

Read all about my experiences in the travel part of my blog if you are nosy!

And yep apologies still need to write about my London Trip.

Inspiring person

Ending on a bit of sad note, but for me the most inspiring person of 2017 was a little boy who’s name was Tijn. This boy put others before himself eventhough he was terminally ill.

Tijn raised over 2.5 million euros through painting nails for a fundraiser from Serious Request. And later another 1.2 million euros with his own line of nail polishes.

This boy just showed me how we all should be a little bit less selfish in life and start carring about others regardless of your own situation

I really felt so sad when I heard he passed away last July because of his illness. As a Dutch singer song writer wrote” you are a hero!”.

Writing about my most inspiring person for 2017 concludes my 2017 favorites!

Curious about my list of unfavorites for 2017? Please let me know! As I am intending to write a post about this one

As always feel free to leave a comment and share your thoughts.

Until next post friends!

XoXo

Kim

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

Tulip Picking at Dam Square

Tulip Picking at Dam Square

Hi everybody, dear readers and loyal subbies.

Last Saturday it was the annual Tulip picking day at the Dam Square in Amsterdam. I had never been to this event but the lovely BF persuaded me to go. And I must say this did not disappoint and I really enjoyed being surrounded by all the flowers. The only thing I did not really enjoy was that it was so crowded. But what would do you expect, Saturday, Amsterdam and full of tourist!

We had to queue for about 15 minutes and afterwards we were handed a bag and free to roam the square full of tulips.  It was really fun picking your own selection of tulips and being the decisive gall that I am it took some time to find the perfect set of tulips.

Look at all the pretty Tulips and their vibrant colors so colorful and cheerful. They definitely brightened up that grey wintry day.

All in all I had a delightful day outside and was able to bring some of the colorful cheer back into my house.

Until next post friends.

XoXo

Kim

Top 5 Favorite Thumbs Blogposts of 2017

Top 5 Favorite Thumbs Blogposts of 2017

Hi Everybody, dear readers and loyal subbies,

Continuing on my 2017 favorites post, I thought it would be fun to compile a Top Five overview of the most read posts of 2017.
I have created the overview and have added the links, if you would like to re-read them.  So if you are ready, let the countdown from number 5 to 1 start!

5 What I ate in Bali

4Thumbs nails of the month : KiKo Power Pro Nail Lacquer in 82

3Thumbs review: Starskin smoothing Bio-Cellulose second skin eye mask

2Starskin Hydrating Bio Cellulose second skin face mask review

 1 Thumbs review: Starskin Plumping & Hydrating Bio- Cellulose Second Skin Lip Mask

 I really hope you enjoyed reading this overview as much as I loved going through the posts of 2017. It really seems you guys like reading about skincare ,so I might focus in the future on Skin Care. But who knows! It is a brand new year full of challenges.

2018 is going to kickass!

Until next post friends!

XoXo

Kim

What I got for Christmas 2017

What I got for Christmas 2017

Hi everybody, dear readers and loyal subbies,

I might be a little late posting this post ,but I really wanted to share what I got for Christmas 2017. I really love reading or seeing what people got for their Christmases, birthdays etc. Therefore I could not resist writing this post. I really got spoiled and received a lot of things that I asked for from Santa.

Curious about what I received? Continue reading and enjoy!

IKEA Gift Card 

I really can’t wait to start spending this Gift Card as I have seen a lot of things I want and need from IKEA.

Lush Twilight Shower Gel

In a previous post I have stated  my love for this shower gel. And as Lush only brings this out around the Christmas period I really wanted a backup!

Scarf

A navy blue Sea Salt Infinity Scarf. I love scarves and as it is going to get nippy coming week, this will be very useful.

Food Hamper 

Always useful! Who does not love a hamper full of Christmas snacks. This is love!

Amazon Gift Card

Love Amazon so this will come to use. I am sure I will spend it in a second.

Nespresso Innisia Coffee machine

Yeeh I finally have a George! Now I finally can be an adult and serve decent coffee when I have visitors. Whoop Whoop!

Coffee for the machine

Ofcourse George needs coffee capsules to make coffee. So I received 3 limited editions coffee capsules from Nespresso.

Philps Foam maker

To make the perfect Latte, I needed a Foam maker! And boy does this work. It is so satisfactory to see that troth created and tastes so good.

Prague Hat

Something to keep my head and ears warm when we get hit again by King Winter.

Continuing on my curiosity, what did you receive for Christmas? Pleas feel free and share what you received! If you are interested what I received last year? Please click here and continue reading.

Until next post friends!

XoXo

Kim

Thumbs November Favorites

Thumbs November Favorites

Hi everybody, dear readers and loyal subbies,

Another month has past and we have arrived to the last and most festive month of the year, December! That means it is time to share some of my November favorites! Envision a Drum roll in the background when you start reading this post and lets get through these faves 😃!

Favorites

Beauty Blender – I really  underestimated the power of the real Beauty Blender. Applying foundation with a Blender takes away so much hastle. Plus the overall skin finish looks so much better than when I apply foundation with a brush!

Lush Twilight Shower Gel – If you love the Twilight Bath Bomb you will love this! This is a great alternative if you don’t have a bath to enjoy. Please Lush! Bring this product  out all year.

Lush Sleepy Body Lotion – Another Lush product in the mix. This pairs so well with the Twilight Shower Gel. Now I only had the sample of this product, however I did experience a great nights rest. So I am really hoping Santa is getting this for me for Christmas😉.

MAC Soft and Gentle Highlighter – A cult favorite from MAC. But yeah just have been levitating to this highlighter of late. It just gives a great sheen to the skin.

MAC Prepp and Prime fixing spray – Just repurchased this one at the airport, as I could not live without this product. Your makeup does looks better and stays on longer.

Loreal Matt Lip Laquer in 102 – I just love this red colour and when I wear this lippy I get a lot of compliments from friends and family.  Currently this is one of my go to lip products.

Douglass Light as Air Optimal Skin Hydration  Mask –  If you want your face feeling as soft as a baby butt, you really need to try this product. Your face feels so hydrated after application.  

Vaess Xenos – I just love this Vaess it is sturdy, and  has a beautifull minty green colour. Also this vaess compliments flowers so well.

Faux Christmas flowers Xenos – These Roses give such a cozy / wintery feel in the house. Just love the fake snow on them. Also the silver branches just compliment them so well.

Christmas Ornaments – I bought these Cinderella Ornaments in October in a garden center. They are a bit OTT but I really like them and they go very well in my Christmas  Trea.

Unfavorite

Superdrug nose strip. The only question I have after using his product is: Does this work for anyone ? This nose strip did not do anything for me. I really took my Sherlock Holmes magnifying glass to try some sort of evidence that stuff got removed from my nose. However this was not the case. Really disappointed with the outcome of this product.

As it is now December I am not sure I will write a December favorites post. However this might be replaced  by the yearly faves. Nevertheless I hope you enjoyed reading this post and as always feel free to leave a comment😀.

Until next post friends

XoXo

Kim

Soap & Glory Bright + Beautiful Party Recovery Radiance Boosting Mask Review

Soap & Glory Bright + Beautiful Party Recovery Radiance Boosting Mask Review

Hi everybody, dear readers and loyal subbies,

Even though I have not been feeling my best lately, I thought it was time to write a little review about a sheet mask that  I have tried out. As nothing can feel as relaxing  as a sheet mask when you are not feeling or looking your best.

I found this mask when I was over in England in Boots in October. When I found this one I could not resist buying this. Unfortunately I cannot remember how much the price was, but I believe there was a discount on it. All though I must say I would have bought this one without the discount, as my love for Soap and Glory goes far and beyond.  Their marketing is always on point!

If at that time I would have brought a bigger suitcase, I would have come back with a lot more goodies but that is another story. Curious about my thoughts and opinions, continue reading!

 

Thumbs up for 

Moisturizing feeling, a lot of liquid was in the mask ( And there was still liquid in the packaging when taking out the mask)

Face felt refreshed and indeed more radiant after use. Maybe that is why it would be suited after a night out in town!

Smell  I cannot recollect how it smelled. But it smelled good. Very fresh yet sort floral.

Packaging as always, unique and with a retro feel.

Thumbs down for 

Sticky feeling after applications.

Flimsy mask, it felt very breakable when applying therefor making application hard.

Overall thoughts and opinions

I really liked this mask. And to be honest, I cannot remember a mask I have not really liked except for the Dr Hoogebrand one.  This mask was very enjoyable to wear on  the face only I would say the application was a bit of a pain. I do believe this has been the most expensive mask in the drugstore category that I have tried  to use.  So maybe in that area it might not be everyone’s cup off tea. But I would say that a Soap and Glory fan will try this and I would say it is a worth a shot.

Enjoyed this post? Please feel free to roam my blog and as always feel free to leave a comment or like.

Until next post friends!

XoXo

Kim

Thumbs September  & October Favorites

Thumbs September  & October Favorites

Hi everybody, dear readers and loyal subbies,

After 2 months of no favorites and writing, I finally have some faves to share.  I have rediscovered some oldies and  a few new things  that I am happy to share with you. Are you ready for them? Continue reading!

 

Beauty

Naked Heat Pallet

Urban Decay Naked Skin Foundation

Victor &Rolf Bon Bon Perfume

Jennifer Lopez Live Perfume

The Real Beauty Blender

Lifestyle

Girls Night Out Film

England trip

Musical Phantom of the Opera

Musical Wicked

Food

Pub Grub ( Hmmmm Sunday Roast and Chocolate Fudge Cake) Delicious

Unfave

Etos Beautyblender

I hope you all enjoyed reading my latest faves. For last favorites post click here!  And hope to see you back soon to Thumbelinaslifestyle.com.

Until next post friends!

XoXo

Kim