What I got for my birthday 2017

What I got for my birthday 2017

Hi Everybody, dear readers and loyal subbies,

I cannot believe  I am writing this post nearly 3 months after my birthday. Big Oops moment to say the least!

 But going back to details, my birthday was on the day I returned from Bali, 18th May so I did not do a lot except having nice food and chilling. Also to prevent from staying up all night my mum made me have a big  walk during the day so I would have a good nights sleep. To be honest I slept all night and woke up at around 8-9 am.

As it is becoming quite the tradition to share what I got for my birthday , I got not fail posting this blog. I hope you all like it!


Vacuum cleaner

Mac Next to Nothing Foundation and Powder in Light Plus 

Amazon Giftcard



Disney PJ’s

Disney Socks

Disney Canvas bag

Single Cookbook (  housewarming gift) 

Stuffed Animal

Overal that sums up what I got for birthday.  This year for my birthday  I received a lot of  things I needed and I received a lot Disney which I love! Curious about  what I received last year or any other posts feel free to roam around my little space on the internet.

Until next post friends.



3 Days of birthday festivities

3 Days of birthday festivities

Hello friends,

I turned 29 on the 18th of May! Yeeh!  Because it was a bank holiday on a Monday I took the Tuesday and the Wednesday (my birthday) off. So yeeh for long weekends! Because my birthday was in the middle of the week and a lot of people had to work I got two birthdays! Who does not enjoy that huh?

Day 1 pre -birthday (17th May )

Tuesday I went shopping in the city Haarlem and Purmerend with my mother. So my mum and I started in Haarlem. We were browsing the little stores in the center of Haarlem but we decided to have lunch first. We settled to go to Cafe Brinkman which is located on the Grote Markt in Haarlem Center.  I had a sandwich Bali which  was quite tasty . The sandwich photographed really well. Such a nice big sandwich.


I was really surprised that when my mum and I were out and about  it was really nice weather, as the Forecast that week was crap.  It was sunny and even I felt hot on occasion. After lunch we visited some stores  tried on some things and then we decided to go back to Purmerend and do some shopping there.  Once done we returned to my parents house and had some pizza and salad and ofcourse some cake. The cake was really good but I had too much. At 0.00 hours I opened some pressies. Awesome!

Day 2 The real birthday ( 18th May) 

Day 2 I spent with my sister. She told me to be at Haarlem station at 12.45 hours  so we could get lunch at 1300 hours.  Lunch, really sis ! She made me  walk this weird route . And I was like what is going on. Where are we having lunch? And then we ended up at Douglas at the MAC counter !! Hell yeah!! I got a MAC make over and afterwards I could choose  € 60,- worth of products! Pretty sweet! As I was in the moment , I sort of caved and purchased some other stuff from MAC. So below you can see the items the MAC artist used on me. Can I just say that the MAC water weight foundation is awesome. My skin looked really nice.


After my MAC makeover we had lunch at the Thrill Grill. I think this is turning out to be a great place for lunch. I opted for the Kranenburger, a burger. On the picture it looks so simple but the flavor combination is awesome. A beef burger , lettuce, red onion jam, Blue Cheese dressing and crushed black pepper on a toasted organic bun. Hmmmm so good. Also their homemade Ice tea is soooo good.

Afterwards it was shopping around and scoring some great deals really. For dinner we had some nice sushi.  Afterwards we chilled out in front of the tv all in all a good day,

Day 3 day of cake 

As per Dutch tradition you usually get cake for your co workers. Unfortunately I forgot to make pictures of these cakes. I got  3 cakes and they were delicious.  They all went down a treat.

I hope you all enjoyed this post. I am planning to do a what I got for my birthday post and do a little haul post what  I got during those days. For last year festivities click here . Until next post friends!



Birthday shopping, lunch and gifts

Birthday shopping, lunch and gifts

Hi my dear readers,

Last Wednesday my big sis took me out for shopping and lunch as a b-day gift. Also she let me pick  two items from the MAC counter in Douglas 😍. Hurrah for MAC. Even my sis picked up a new lippie.

So let me go back in time and describe to you this delightful day or as Barney Stinson from how I met your mother would say dee- ( pause from drama) lightful.

We planned to meet up at 13:00 hours,but whoops was late (sorry sis). In the end we met up at 13:45 as the train and bus connections worked out. Maybe it helped a little that the train was delayed  for 5 minutes.

We started out to go too Douglas a big retailer for highend makeup in The Netherlands and Germany. So like I mentioned before we started out at Douglas at the  MAC counter. We were helped by a lovely lady and I already knew I wanted to have the Angel lipstick. To go with this lipstick I also got my very first MAC lip liner in Rosy Rim. My sis bought the lipstick Velvet Teddy, a lipstick which is on my wish list too.





After this we decided to have some lunch. We were planning not to go too Bagels and Beans but in the end we went there because their coffee and food is delicious.

So this was what I chose at  Bagels and Beans for lunch:

A Pado burger. Reading back the name of that bagel it sounds so wrong. (Fyi Bagel and Beans is not that kind of coffee shop)


A home made mixed Juice and a chai latte made with Soy Milk. I love their chai.  Yum yum. Lunch was delicious as usual but next time I will opt for my precious Bagel with goat cheese and honey or their Japanese Salmon bagel. Check out the picture below.


Mouth watering no?

After lunch we went to do some groceries for dinner (Fried Rice and Charsiu) Before we went to my sis house  I did manage to visit another  highend  and  drugstore stores. I purchased brow gels/fillers to compare with my L’Oreal brow plumper. I opted for a brow gel from Essence and Gosh.  When  I came home and tested  this on my sis The first results where really disappointing and one of the brow gels gave my sister an itch. So I will get back too you on this matter.

Before and during dinner we watched some films and series which was very cozy. All I can say I had an awesome day.
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Kim (Tiny Thumbelina)