What I ate in Vienna

What I ate in Vienna

As a big food lover I could not  resist writing about what I ate in Vienna. I know this post is a bit belated , however I  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 had 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 in  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)  and Veal Goulash. This was such a comforting and warming meal. Especially since the weather was quite cold on the first day.  For sure this is something I would love on a cold wintery day.  In the evening  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.  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 appetizer  we had some Vietnames spring Roles and regular Spring Roles. These always go down a treat!

Day 3 brought some other Austrian food.  A vegetarian Eiern Knoedel and a true Austrian Desert Apfel Strudel.  The  Apfel Strudel was  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 beats  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 link 4 Days, 3 Nights in Baroque Vienna! 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 on  Bloglovin and  Instagram for more lifestyle travel and food.

Until next post friends!



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!




*Loreal Infalible Matte

*Urban Decay Naked Skin


*MAC Pro concealer


*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


Kiko Shade Fusion Trio Blush

MAC Peaches


MAC Give me Sun


*L’Oreal Brow Plumper


*Real Techniques Complexion Sponge



*Garnier Miscelaire Gel

Facial Mask

*Douglas Aqua Focus Good Night Gel Mask

*Starskin Hydration Mask



*Girls Trip

*Hidden Figures

*Mein Blind Date mit Dem Leben

*Demain Tout Commence


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






* 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!



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

What I ate for dinner Sunday

Hi everybody, dear readers and loyal subbies,

Today I was in the mood to share what I ate for dinner this Sunday.

And for today’s menu my BF and I made Chicken Korma with a simple cucumber, tomato and onion salad also known as a Kachumber😀.

I loved that this meal was done in 30 minutes and full of flavour. And whoop whoop leftovers to spare

Hope you enjoyed this post.

Until next post friends!



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!



What I ate for lunch Saturday 

What I ate for lunch Saturday 

Hi everybody, dear readers and loyal subbies,

I could not resist sharing this quick little post of what I ate for lunch this Saturday. It was pretty dammn good!

Today I went out for lunch with my sister and my BF, and ordered this amazing  Avocado and Corn Brioche sandwich at the Thrill Grill in Haarlem ! It tasted so wonderful and creamy that I definitely order it again. The balance of sweet and soar was wonderful. To make my lunch complete I ordered a side of onion rings. Which was pretty delightful I might say!

Until next post friends!



What I ate in Bali version 2.0

What I ate in Bali version 2.0

Hi everybody, dear readers and loyal subbies,

Another trip to a far away country means another post filled with delicious new food to share. Ok Bali is not new to me anymore, yet my  love for food will never die. If you love food like I do, I believe it will be hard for you to look away and not continue reading. So read on and drown in all this yummy food goodness.


I finally had the opportunity to try out some new Indonesian dishes. Such as Sup Buntut a delicious Oxtail Soup. The meat fell straight of the bone and was so succulent and  the soup was really filling as it was filled with vegetables and served with rice, emping and pickled vegetables.

Another new dish I had the pleasure to try out at Honeybees restaurant,was Babi Guling. Now if you  like pork and crispy skin, you will love this. Eventhough I am not the biggest meat eater I really enjoyed it. This dish was served with some rice and some green vedge. I am unable to recollect what it was.

I was already familiar with different forms of rice porridge but I have never tried out the Indonesian version, the Bubur. OMG! I love this for breakfast, hell I would have this for dinner it is really delicious and nutritious. You eat this porridge with flaked chicken, spring onions, fried onions, ketchap and sambal. So delicious. You can really dress this porridge the way you want it. If you have an opportunity to try this dish I would recommend it.

The other Asian dishes I ate in Bali were , Soto Ajam,Nasi Istimewa, Beef BimiBap, Green Curry and Chicken Springrolls.  Even though the spring rolls were tasty I had a hard time locating the chicken. Just had to share that.



During my stay in Bali I had some European/Western dishes. I had a chicken burger  with fries and some Carbonara Fettucini with a garlic crostini.



Besides drinking a lot of water I had some sneaky drinks. Boy did I enjoy drinking my Virgin Mojito next to the poolside. That drink was so refreshing and provided the necessary sugar rush for during the day. Also I thoroughly enjoyed having a nice fruit smoothie, being banana or strawberry.



During my holiday I did not have a particular sweet tooth. However I had the pleasure to try two. One was a bread and butter pudding served with strawberry ice cream.

The second desert was mind blowing and so delicious.  Now let me tell you what this was. Sweet Potato Doughnuts with a caramel based sauce. This was so good and the portion size was just perfect. Now If I would know how to make these doughnuts I would definitely give it a try.


I hope you all enjoyed reading this post as I have enjoyed sampling all this goodness.  If you have any recommendations of dishes I should have tried out in Bali or dishes I should try in the future please leave a comment.

Until next post friends!




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!



Naked Heat Pallet

Urban Decay Naked Skin Foundation

Victor &Rolf Bon Bon Perfume

Jennifer Lopez Live Perfume

The Real Beauty Blender


Girls Night Out Film

England trip

Musical Phantom of the Opera

Musical Wicked


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


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!