Home Is Where The Heart Is

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Home is where the heart is. I believe this quote to be very true having moved out about a month ago. My new place already feels like home. For one my stuff is there, two I decorated it the way I wanted to if I would move and three I have a bunch of lovely housemates now. Decorating a new house, room or apartment might seem overwhelming at times. There is so many different styles to choose from and a wide range of furniture as well. Yet you don't have to worry, you just need to organize your plans. I recommend making a moodboard or creating a board on pinterest. That is exactly what I did, you can take a look at it here. WeHeartIt, tumblr or interior design blogs are also a great way to see what is out there style wise. Have fun (re)decorating! 

Essential Summer Makeup

Essential Summer Makeup

Even though summer is almost over I still thought this might be helpful for the people who are still going on holiday. These are my summer 2014 essentials, I actually recommend wearing no make-up while on holiday because it is better for your skin. Yet I know there are people who still like to wear make-up. Okay, so first up the base: I recommend using either a light weight foundation or a BB/CC cream. The one I like to use is the Covergirl BB cream with SPF, this one isn't available everyone so the Bourjois happy light foundation is also a good one. To finish the base use some concealer (only if you need it!), I like the Maybelline Fit me one and after that powder off. Optional is a blusher, in the summer I would definitely use a cream blush unless you have a very oily skin. I really like the Topshop cream blushes. A waterproof mascara is handy because you never know when you might go for a swim. I recommend the Maybelline The Rocket Mascara in Waterproof, it gives a lot of volume and makes your lashes extra black. Finish off with a lip balm or pencil, good ones are the Revlon Colorburst matte balms and the equivalent to these from Clinique. I hope you all have a lovely summer and don't have to start school just yet. 

The Sunday Post | Graduation & Prom

I am very happy to announce to you that I have officially graduated secondary school (or 'middelbare school'). Finally after six  - sometimes hard but mostly fun - years I am done. I have made some very fond memories during these years and I made some amazing friends, who I hopefully still be in touch with when I go to university. Now what's next for me? Well university of course. I will be moving out soon and will start a life on the other side of the country (trust me it's not that far). I am really looking forward to this. 

Now these pictures. I'll start with the one on top, graduation. A few weeks ago I had my graduation ceremony, gosh that sounds fancy. We had to walk on a catwalk to a stage where your tutor was standing, he or she then helt a speech about you and then you could sign your diploma. Trust me on this one, that was one of the scariest moments in my life. I was so afraid of falling off the catwalk because I was wearing these ridiculously high heels. Yet looking back on it now I did have a lot of fun with my friends and family. 

Also sometime ago - already a few months now - I had my prom. Prom is not very common in the Netherlands so we were lucky we had one. I was wearing a gorgeous black ZARA dress with cutouts on the sides and again the ridiculously high heels. It was so much fun to see everyone dolled up and looking all fancy, even the teachers! and even though the music was bad at times I still enjoyed it very much.

Have you had your prom or graduation yet? 

The Crookes

About two months ago I went to Ekko in Utrecht to a The Crookes concert. At that time I didn't really know this band very well, I knew they had some very good songs but that was about it. Now let me tell you, this concert turned out so much better than I could've expected it to be. The band was great live and they were also a bunch of lovely lads who were always up for a chat. Ekko as a place was also very cool, it was small but that made the whole vibe that was going on much better. I believe their tour is over now but if you ever get the chance to see these guys, go for it!

I really recommend the song 'Backstreet lovers', 'Yes, Yes, We are magicians', 'Afterglow' and 'Maybe in the Dark'. Don't forget to check out their latest album, it's called 'Soapbox' and is very good. 

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.
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