Meet the Blogger: Marloes

Meet Marloes. She is 20 years old and runs the highly successful dutch blog The Style Sandwich. On a daily basis she posts articles about fashion, beauty, photography, food, lifestyle and all her adventures. Her blog is basically her own journal which she shares with us. I had the delight to ask her a couple of questions. Keep on reading to find out what she answered.

White Nail Polish

I spy with my little eye a new nail trend. Remember the tipp-ex nails back in primary school or high school? Well they're back. Yet this time it is not tipp-ex but it is nail polish. A trend that is totally classy and sophisticated when handled right. Just like black nail polish white nail polish is something most people are hesitant about. It is something that stands out and isn't for everyone, but why not give it a try?

Over the past month I have seen a couple of my favorite bloggers rocking this trend and I must say they do it well. This gave me something to think about; when is white nail polish hot and when is it not. I came to the conclusion that it depends on the shade of white, it is better to go for a slight off white than for that bright hospital white. Good shades are: Marshmallow by Essie and Funny Bunny by OPI.

Next to the right shade you can also tone it up a bit by putting a glitter top coat over it or even doing some nail art. If you are not familiar with nail art you can either get your nails done or do something simple like put a rhinestone on it. You can't go wrong with this look, make it your own.


The Sunday Post | Trains, Primark and Bosche Bollen

Busy, busy, busy. That is all I have been lately. Schoolwork has been overwhelming and I am happy to be able to say that at least for a couple of weeks I can finally get a bit of rest and enjoy the weather. My last week of exams are over and now I only have my finals left (or central exams as we call them). Over the past weeks I've had to study my brains out, I applied for a university and I made plans for the summer.

When I had some time to spare one of my friends and I went on a little adventurous trip. We had recently purchased some train tickets to go to an event, yet the event got cancelled. The question rose what to do with the train tickets. We decided that we'd just do a day of traveling and exploring. We ended up going to three cities, which were Den Bosch (or 's Hertogenbosch), Eindhoven and Utrecht.

In Den Bosch we just walked around for a bit because the weather was lovely. After that we went on a mission to find a so called 'Bosche Bol' which is a typical pastry as shown in the picture above. Ironically we ended up finding one in the starbucks at the station, but I must say it was delicious.
   After Den Bosch we went to Eindhoven to do some shopping. Fortunately for us, Eindhoven has the biggest Primark in our country. So yes we did some damage. I ended up taking more stuff home then I originally planned to, as you do when you go to a Primark.
   Finally we ended the day in Utrecht, which is an absolute lovely city and I love going there. There's the canals and the edgy shops. I'd say it's almost a little cooler version of Amsterdam, well sort of. We ate dinner there at this restaurant called 'Stairway to heaven', it had a very nice atmosphere and the food was very good. If you are ever in Utrecht, this restaurant I definitely recommend.

Pictures by Castle of Beauty

Musical Monday: Recent Favorites

It's monday again, and yet again I am already drowning in all the work I have to get done. So this explains the lack in posts lately and well the downward spiral of quality. Still I hope you enjoy posts like these, because I certainly do. If you know me, you know I listen to music almost 24/7. I don't think I could live without it. My spotify favorites list is constantly updated and I think I drive my friends crazy sometimes by spamming them with youtube music videos. These three songs above are some of my recent favorites. Some I have been listening to for a while and some I have just recently discovered. Surprise, there is even a dutch band in the mix, I hope you enjoy. 

What is your favorite song at the moment? 

Can I be a preppy school girl?

School, the place where I spent most of my hours. We kind of have a love/hate relationship, I love to learn but study that's another story. The other day my parents called me preppy, I never thought of myself to be preppy. Yet thinking about it, I kind of am. I love looks like this, the whole blouse-skirt combination with a pair of brogues. For me, that is classy. It's french school girl meet american hipster. So preppy yet so me.

Are you a little bit preppy? 

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