I have an announcement to make!
I will no longer post on this blog.
1. Number one and the biggest reason:
I am moving onto better things. I have so much stuff I want to do and with that, I have to give up smaller things that takes up too much of my time.
It is also my promise for 2017. I am focusing full time on building my freelance writing business. I know I don't post too often but it takes time to think of ideas, do shoots and edit all the stuff I post.
2. It is not a fun nor a creative outlet for me any longer
- I love blogging and have been doing it since I was 15. But this blog is not a fun nor creative outlet for me no more. I want to start something new. Something fresh that I can focus on a lot more and gain more followers on. Not just for the sake of the amount, but to engage and inspire people.
3. I have my instagram
I practically post the same things on Instagram. I share music and inspo here and a bit more pics from the same shoot but that's pretty much it. So please follow my instagram if you want to see what I'm up to: here
Yes, there is a but and you'll love it!
As of now, I am focusing on my business. But when that gets going I will start a new blog. Only on another portal and it will be 100% beauty related and not as "personal". Okay this one is not too personal either. But the new one will be even less so. It will be a beauty blog/magazine!
With articles, product reviews and a lot more. And very professional. There is a lot more to it but I don't want to reveal too much just yet.
I studied cosmetology years ago and I was obsessed with it. Worked 2 years with something that had no relevance what so ever to it and moved on from the beauty stuff. Later on I studied fashion business and got hooked on style journalism.
This year in March, I've been writing about beauty for 1 year and I have also regained my passion for all things beauty related. This is what I want to do for the rest of my life. Work within the beauty industry and write about beauty. And style. Nothing has ever felt so right.
So hopefully, sometime soon I'll open up the new blog/magazine. And when I do, I'll let you guys know!
Btw. I am not removing this blog since it got so many memories on it. Especially from my study abroad time in London.
Until next time! xx Isabel
Hope you had a lovely evening spending it with your family & friends!
Having a healthy body and more importantly, a healthy mind towards it, has always been a matter close to my heart. Therefore, I support Swimclassy.com and their love yourself movement. They do not only have fashionable, good quality swimwear, but they also promote a healthy body image by using unedited photos of all shapes, sizes, lengths, skin color.. the list goes on. Something that is very rare in the world of social media.
This piece is called Enchanted Sunset Two Piece here
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Missguided's first physical store. Had been open 2 days when we visited.
I can officially state that I've been to store heaven!
The traditional breakie pic (still a must whenever staying at a hotel)
Fascinated by this piece, displayed in the Victoria's Secret's store window!
Gourmet Burger Kitchen!
X-mas decorations were everywhere! This pic from Covent Garden.
One of my favorite spots in London.
Wok to Walk, Argyll Street, Oxford Circus
Best street food, best price!
Super delicious crêpes at Harvey Nichols' Nutella bar. +++ super service.
Another nutella bar in the same building,
where you can customize your own nutella jar.
You know where this is..
Missguided's store had a vending machine selling unicorn dreams!
Guaranteed to make you slay all day!
TGIF has always been a go-to place for the best chicken wings (dipped in Jack Daniel's sauce, YUM!) and best place for drinks!
My new phone case from Urban Outfitters!
Living suite life in a single bedroom with double bed!
Champagne, macarons and chocolate covered strawberries and bananas!
Sooo maany magaziiineees
Celebrated a fantastic trip with rump steak and sweet potato fries!
I'm getting tired of my lack of motivation to get some work done at some points. So I've decided to decorate the desk in my room and turn it into my personal home office for now. I got the idea while shopping for petite and pretty things in London. For now I've got myself a cute little pineapple in gold (I looooove gold) and a fashion book that is not only filled with inspirational illustrations and tips, but also conveniently enough, is practical to decorate with.
New York Through a Fashion Eye - here
The Dress - here
Gold Pineapple Scented Candle - Primark | similar here
Necklace - Guess
Chain - hm
Sweater - hm | distresse by me
I've never been greedy when it comes to spending money on good beauty products, but there are a lot of options in the market that are ridiculously affordable that deliver just as amazing (if not even better) results than most luxurious brands! I've narrowed down 4 favorites that I use on a regular basis.
Bronzing Powder - H&M | 7.99 €
This is my all time cult bronzer. It's silky smooth & leaves your skin matte with a slightly shimmering finish. Works perfectly whether you want to sculpt your cheekbones or add a beautiful bronzed glow to your holiday tan.
Soft Matte Lip Cream in Cairo - NYX | 7.80 €
Smooth lipstick cream that provides your lips with moist & a matte finish. Love the shade, love the texture and absolutely love that it feels as if you don't have anything on your lips. Even though the product promises a lasting result, I think the colour fades pretty quickly. And as you pull up the wand, I think the applicator doesn't get too much lip cream on it, resulting with you having to apply thin layer after thin layer until you get the result you want.
Wonder Pencil - NYX | 6.20 €
Everyone loves a good multitasking makeup product and this one, as the name gives away, is a true wonder pencil. Its 3-in-1 function will fulfill any beauty desire by covering flaws and blemishes, lining your lips and brightening your eyes. I've only used it for lip enhancement and eye brightening, and I do agree that it does wonders if you want bigger looking eyes. I do believe it works fine while lining the cupid's bow on your lips, even though I do many other makeup tricks in order to get the perfect pout.
Quick tip - You can also try using it under your eyebrows for an instant brow lift.
Lip Pencil - Seppälä | 2.95 €
This product is beyond ridiculous!! And don't take me wrong, I mean it in a good way. It's super cheap and seriously the best lip liner I've ever owned. And I've owned many. Anything from the most expensive brands to the brands that focuses on lips with highly pigmented products. I think I bought this one for a measly 2.95 €. And the color is long-lasting, keeps the lipstick or lipgloss in one place and gives you a dreamy puckered pout. Sadly, it's only available in Seppälä's store, not online.