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 ūüėĄ.)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!ūüėé) 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 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 ‚ā¨ 117 and has a total value of ‚ā¨ 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 ‚ā¨ 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 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

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!

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

4 Days, 3 Nights in Baroque Vienna

4 Days, 3 Nights in Baroque Vienna

Hi Everybody, dear Readers and Loyal Subbies,

After battling with the common Flu,¬† I am finally fit enough to write a post for which I am very excited about. That’s right folks!¬† Let me share all about the amazing time my boyfriend and¬† I had in Vienna. Honestly I am so thrilled that my trip turned out as amazing as expected and I would highly recommend anyone to go and visit Vienna if they can.

We stayed at the Amazing Park Hotel Schönbrunn just out of the city centre of Vienna.   This Hotel used to be the old guest house of emperor Franz Jozef and everywhere you looked in this hotel his influence is there.  The atmosphere was very romantic, just the setting my boyfriend and I were looking for. The Room and the breakfast was amazing and again cannot be more pleased to have opted  for this hotel. Unfortunately I do not have any pictures of the hotel to share but I do encourage to check out this hotel if you are planning to come to Vienna.

Intrigued about my little intro please continue to read along about my 4 days, 3 nights in Vienna.

Day 1

The day started out very early , as our alarm clocks went off at a ungodly hour. Even  Ballz (the cat of my sister ) was surprisingly shocked that we were getting up at that time.  His little head turning away from us, showing us that he highly disaproved this behaviour.

At 4.30 in the morning our taxi arrived and we swiftly arrived at the airport. I was very pleased that the plane departed at the scheduled time and we arrived early at Vienna airport.

As we were too early to check into the hotel,  we strolled around the Schönbrunn Park and opted to get some lunch in a traditional Austrian restaurant. We both had spatlich and goulash which was  very delicious and filling.  Afterwards we got some drinks, fruits and snacks at the local supermarket and headed back to the hotel.

When we checked into  our beautiful room it was  already time to leave for our booked Schönbrunn tour . The park leading to the palace is so beautiful and there are many gardens  and the famous zoo to visit.

Also due to it being so close to Easter there was the Ostern Market which was enjoyable to walk through. We Pre Booked the Grand Tour in the Palace and I really loved it. The architecture is stunning and the paintings  and the pottery are beautiful. Exactly my cup of Tea.

Afterwards I was so tired and cold we retired to our hotel to have a nice hot bath and  experience the benefits of room service. Unfortunately that did not go to plan as our phone was not working at that moment. So my boyfriend had to go downstairs to order. Can I say lols out loud for that one. Maybe not at the time,  but now I can laugh about it.

Day 2

Such an action filled day. A day filled with visiting a lot of sites. After having an amazing breakfast at the hotels buffet, we set of to the city center of Vienna.

We first visited the Karlz Kirche a beautiful church that was built in 1891. The architecture is so gorgeous that it would be a shame to miss out on this. As I read about that the church would be lit up at night we visited the church later in the evening.

Afterward we headed towards the Hofburg ,the Heldenplatz and the Museum Quarter. Everytime I was so amazed about the beauty, cleanliness and the greenery that the city of Vienna had.

Before we had dinner we went in to the Butterfly house. A beautiful and tranquil place in the park. After dinner we visited the Karlz Kirche and the Prater Theme Park and had a ride in the Riesenrad. Afterwards we headed exhausted back to our hotel

Day 3

We planned to take it nice and slow on day 3 and planned minimal sightseeing. We had our breakkie and enjoyed the dose of caffeine provided by the hotel.

We headed out first to go to Schloss Belvedere. Again another stunning building and the ceiling paintings Amazeballz!  To be honest not all the paintings were my cup of tea in the museum but I did enjoy the paintings from Gustav Klimt.

After visiting the Belvedere and its gardens we were just strolling around and came along a war monument honoring the fallen Sovjet Armies during world war 2.  Very impressive.

At this stage we were both craving a little snack and I still had not had my Strudel so we found this amazing place the ”Konzert Cafe Schwarzenberg”. This cafe was completely packed with local customers and must say the service and the ambiance were so good! If you are in Vienna I would highly recommend visiting this cafe.

Before going home we went to the Music Haus and we ended up in the bar of our hotel where we enjoyed a cheeky cocktail or two.

Day 4

Ergg the last day. Time flew by in Vienna and I wished we could have stayed a bit longer. But yes all good things must come to an end. We did take it nice and slow that morning and opted to have a brunch outside of the hotel as checkout was at 12.00. After brunch which we had in the centre of Vienna it was time to take the train back to the airport to head home.  Such a sad moment in time.

I would love to return to Vienna someday , as I do believe there is loads more to explore! Any sites to visit,  food  recommendations to share? Please if you have any recommendations on any other hot places / countries to go to  do leave a comment!

Until next post friends!

XoXo

Kim