December 28, 2016

Grey | Review

Title: Grey
Series: Fifty Shades #4
Author: E.L. James
Pages: 576 pages
Version: Paperback
Publisher: Vintage Books
Rating:
★★★★★

Review

Grey is the fourth and final book in the Fifty Shades series. Grey gives us a better look of how Christian feels during the first book, Fifty Shades of Grey, and during the beginning of the second book, Fifty Shades Darker.

I love love love that E.L. James wrote Grey. Sometimes I thought Christian acted really strange or was really mean, but now I get why. You can read his thoughts, the conversations he had when Ana wasn't around,... And to be honest, I can't get enough of Christian Grey!

I'm so sad that the Fifty Shades series is done :( the series is so good and I cannot wait for the movies!

December 23, 2016

Fifty Shades Freed | Review

Title: Fifty Shades Freed
Series: Fifty Shades #3
Author: E.L. James
Pages: 579 pages
Version: Paperback
Publisher: Vintage Books
Rating:
★★★★★

Review

Fifty Shades Freed is the last book in the Fifty Shades series (if you don't count Grey as a part of the series). It continues the story of Ana and Christian. You can read some bits and pieces of their honeymoon and their lives when they're going back to work. But everything is not as easy as they planned...

I love love love the Fifty Shades series, to be honest, it's even one of the best romance books I've read. There's a real story and not just only sex scenes. You get to know Christian as a man who only controls and believes that no one is able to love him, and now you know him as a happy person, he's married and a father. I love Christian so much!
Christian is not the only one who's changed. Ana's changed too. First she was such a shy girl and look at her now. She's strong, courageous and sexy!
Their relationship has their ups and downs, but they'll always fight for each other!

I'm glad that I can still read Grey, because to be honest: I don't want this series to end!

December 19, 2016

Fifty Shades Darker | Review

Title: Fifty Shades Darker
Series: Fifty Shades #2
Author: E.L. James
Pages: 532 pages
Version: Paperback
Publisher: Vintage Books
Rating:
★★★★★

Review

Fifty Shades Darker is the second book in the Fifty Shades series and continues the story of Ana and Christian. Ana gets to know Christian more and more. He tells her a lot of secrets and he lets her speak to his psych dr. Flynn. Besides telling the truth, a lot of other things are happening in this book. One of Christian’s submissives, Leila, is stalking Ana and Elena is questioning Ana’s love.

Fifty Shades Darker is one of the best sequels ever. Sometimes the sequel in a series is not that good, but Fifty Shades Darker is soooo good! The story is amazing, there’s character development and some amazing sex. I LOVE Christian. And now, after finishing Fifty Shades Darker is definitely cannot wait for the movie!!!

Something I also want to say is that I went to a birthday party with one of my friends last weekend and there was a guy who looked like Jamie Dornan with a beard (so for me the perfect Christian) and my friend and I were staring at him because it was unbelievable how much he looked like Jamie Dornan. And the way he sat on a chair and the back of him also looked like Jamie Dornan. It was creepy and fascinating at the same time!

December 16, 2016

Fifty Shades of Grey | Review

Title: Fifty Shades of Grey
Series: Fifty Shades #1
Author: E.L. James
Pages: 514 pages
Version: Paperback
Publisher: Vintage Books
Rating: ★★★★★

Review

I was watching the trailer of Fifty Shades Darker when I was thinking about starting the book series. I've watched the first movie, Fifty Shades of Grey, and I was in love with Jamie Dornan, he's so hot!!! The movie was really good and now I've watched the trailer of Fifty Shades Darker I thought it was time to finally read the book series!

Fifty Shades of Grey tells the story of Anastasia Steele and Christian Grey. Ana is in her last year of university and needs to interview Christian Grey because her roommate, Kate, is sick. When she sees him, it's hard for her to keep attention to the questions Kate's written down for her. Even though she thinks Christian doesn't want her, he admits he wants her too. But are his desires the same hers?

First of all I want to say that Fifty Shades of Grey is an amazing book! First I thought it would contain too much sex scenes and no depth, like all the reviews I've read claim. But when I was reading Fifty Shades of Grey, I couldn't stop. There's so much more than only sex scenes in this book. You get to know bits of Christian's past, why he is the way he is. He's so interesting and I want to know more about him.

Second of all I want to say that I love the book and the movie and I cannot wait to watch Fifty Shades Darker!!! (I'm already reading Fifty Shades Darker)

December 12, 2016

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows | Review


                                      
Title: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
Series: Harry Potter #7
Author: J.K. Rowling
Pages: 759 pages
Version: Paperback (15th Anniversary Edition)
Publisher: Scholastic Inc.
Rating: ★★★★★

Review

Dear J.K. Rowling

I can't thank you enough for creating these brilliant characters and this amazing wizarding world. I love you!

The Harry Potter series tells the story of a young wizard called Harry and his friends Hermoine and Ron. Together they must defeat Voldemort and by doing so they must find the horcruxes and destroy them. In the process a lot of people die, but not in vain. Each character was important in its own way.

I finished the entire series in 1 year and I loved every book. These characters and this world are a part of my childhood and a part of me. Even though some may think it's just a fictional story, to me is so much more. Not only is the story so beautiful, it also teaches you a lot about friendship, loyalty and that you must not be afraid to be yourself.

And I want to note that I was a complete mess after finishing Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. I think it's by far the best one in the series. I couldn't stop crying, there were sad tears but also happy tears!

So thank you J.K. Rowling!

December 10, 2016

Top 5 books that made me cry | Top 5...

We all know that one book that made you cry like a little kid, well, I'm going to give you 5 books that made me cry! (These are not in order!!!)

1. The Fault in Our Stars by John Green

We all know that book that made everyone cry: The Fault in Our Stars. The book was so heartbreaking when a specific character died (I'm not saying who, for those who haven't read the book yet). When you read the synopsis of the book, you know you're going to cry. Stories about cancer never really end well. But still, I started reading the book and it was so sad, but also so beautiful.
Click here for more information about the book.
Click here for the trailer of the movie.

2. Me Before You by Jojo Moyes

Me Before You is recently turned into a movie, which I still have to see, but the book is so beautiful and heartbreaking! I thought this book was going to have a happy ending, but when I was more than halfway through the book, I knew this wasn't going to end well. I cried so much that my ears were red and it was so hard to read the final pages.
Click here for more information about the book.
Click here for the trailer of the movie.

3. Maybe Someday by Colleen Hoover

Maybe Someday is a romance book, but despite being a romance book, Colleen Hoover always gives her books something extra. Teen pregnancy, abuse,... And Maybe Someday is also a romance book with something extra. It was so beautiful, yet it made me cry. I highly recommend Colleen Hoover's books!
Click here for more information about the book.

4. Allegiant by Veronica Roth

At the end of Allegiant, I was a wreck. When I was reading the last chapters, I was non-stop crying. I'm curious if I'm going to cry with the movie, Ascendant. (I don't think so to be honest. I'm more pissed than sad with the movies)
Click here for more information about the book.

5. Vampire Kisses by Ellen Schreiber

I've only read the first book in the series, but I read it more than 4 times. And every time I cry. I don't know why but I always have to cry. The story is about a girl and a guy who are in love with each other and something stupid happens. And because of that stupid thing I always have to cry. Lol, I hope you understand. I'm trying not to spoil anything.
Click here for more information about the book.

Make sure you check these books out and let me know if you liked them!

December 04, 2016

November Favourites 2016

  • Teen Wolf season 4 & 5 & 6
If you've read my October Favourites, you should know that I watched season 2 and 3 in October. When I finished season 3, I immediately started in season 4 and... I finished season 4 in two days... ADDICTED!!! After season 4, I started watching season 5 and that's also finished. I finished season 5 a week before season 6 started, just in time! And I love the few episodes I watched from season 6!
  • Matt matt matt 02 perfect match
I bought this colour last month and I've been wearing this lipstick almost every week. I love this colour, it's a subtle pink and I can't resist wearing it! I love the matt matt matt range and this one is definitely one of my favourites (I own 4 colours of the collection: 02, 03, 07, 08).
  • Stranger Things season 1
Stranger Things looked like an interesting TV show, so I wanted to watch it when I finished season 5 of Teen Wolf, when I had more time to watch another TV show on my laptop. In the beginning I thought it was a bit strange, but the more episodes I watched, the more I loved the show!
  • Suicide Squad (movie)
Harley Quinn is for sure my favourite character and I was watching some clips of her and The Joker from the movie and I just had to watch the movie. First I was waiting for the movie to be on TV so I could watch it with my mum, but I couldn't resist it. I watched the movie on my laptop without my mum but I just had to watch it! And I loved every bit of it! Especially the parts with Harley Quinn and The Joker!

Sorry that I don't have many products to show you guys but school is so so so busy :(

December 02, 2016

November wrap up 2016

In November I read a total of 5 books. Read further to know what I read this month!

Book 1
Title: Love, Rosie
Original title: Love, Rosie
Author: Cecilia Ahren
Rating:
About: Goodreads

Book 2
Title: Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
Series: Harry Potter # 6
Author: J.K. Rowling
Rating:
About: Goodreads

Book 3-5
Title: Harley Quinn
Series: Harley Quinn 2016 #4-6
Author: Amanda Conner
Rating: ★


November 23, 2016

Catrice lipstick collection | Lip swatches

Hi guys! My lipstick collection is growing so I thought it was time to make a Catrice lipstick collection. I do want to say that some pictures are different and that's because I made these pictures on different moments.

Ultimate Colour lipsticks
310 Red My Lips
340 Berry Bradshaw
 380 Nude-Tastic

420 Plum Fiction

Ultimate Stay Lipsticks
020 All That She Wants

050 Mauve Your Lips
060 Floral Coral
070 Plum & Base
    150 Chocolate Kiss
  180 All Or Nuting

Victorian Poetry Satin Matt Lip Colour:
01 Berry British

If you want to see more of the Catrice lipsticks, click here.

November 19, 2016

College update #1

Hi guys! I decided to do a 'college update' because I wanted to talk about college. I'm going to college more or less 2 months and I think I'm doing okay. I have a lot of work, a lot of homework and I have to study a lot, but overall everything is okay.

The first few days of college were a bit odd because it wasn't the same as high school. The building was bigger, more students and the behaviour of the teachers is also different. For example, in high school you always had class from the first minute 'till the last minute and now they teach until they want. Some teachers stop earlier, but I don't mind!

Even though college is different I still have the 'high school' feeling. It's probably because I have such a small class, I think more or less 20 students. And I have class in classrooms like in high school, never in a really large classroom (don't know the word in English, it's really large, a lot of seats for more or less 100-200 people).

I was afraid to make friends because I'm very shy and have anxiety, but this time it was okay. I made friends very quickly and I'm happy to be around them.

Something I'm also looking forward to, is the exchange with a French school (in Belgium). My French is not that good so this is an amazing opportunity to improve my English. In the second semester of school we're going 1 day to the French school, Helha, and the next day they're coming to our school. This week I got an e-mail address from one of the students because I have to send e-mails to him/her. My correspondent is a girl called Laura and I like her so much. She answered the next day and she's also excited as I am. I have to write in French to her so she can correct my French and she has to write in Dutch to me so I can correct her Dutch.

I'm happy that school is more or less okay and I'll probably make another college update after my exams.

November 13, 2016

TMI | Tag

Hi guys! I decided to do another tag. This tag is called the TMI tag and as you can see it's pretty long! And I'm so so sorry that I don't upload that many.

1. What are you wearing?
I'm wearing a grey bathrobe, a grey/black sweater and a grey pair of trousers.

2. Ever been in love?
Yes, I've been in love with an amazing guy for almost 3 years.

3. Ever had a terrible breakup?
Of course I had one, who didn't have a breakup? Unfortunately mine was terrible and it wasn't only 1 breakup. I let people into my heart way too easily and that's how I get hurt. But now I have a sweet boyfriend and I'm really happy with him!

4. How tall are you?
More or less 1m65. I'm not that tall, but I don't mind.

5. How much do you weigh?
More or less 60 kilos (I hate how much I weigh).

6. Any tattoos?
Not yet. I want an anchor and maybe a Celtic knot.

7. Any piercings?
Yes, I have a lip piercing and I have 9 earrings.

8. OTP?
Ehhh, what's an 'OTP'??
*After checking on google*
I think my favourite OTP is Clare and Aiden from Hello, Goodbye and Everything in Between. It's the last book I read that's one of my favourites.

9. Favourite Show?
Ehhh, I have a lot of favourite shows: Once Upon A Time, Teen Wolf, The Vampire Diaries, Quantico, Game of Thrones, Vikings, Pretty Little Liars and Shadowhunters.

10. Favourite bands?
Architects, Being As An Ocean, The Amity Affliction, The Ghost Inside, A Day to Remember, Emmure and Stick To Your Guns.

11. Something you miss?
Sleep and more time to read.

12. Favourite song?
*Looking at most played on my iPod*
Pittsburgh by The Amity Affliction.

13. How old are you?
18, I'll turn 19 in February.

14. Zodiac sign?
Pisces

15. Quality you look for in a partner?
Funny, loving and understanding.

16. Favourite quote?
Close your legs and open a book.

17. Favourite actor?
I don't have a favourite actor or actrice actually.

18. Favourite colour?
Blue, purple and burgundy.

19. Loud music or soft?
Depends on my mood. When I'm angry I listen to load music but if I'm sad/depressed I tend to listen to soft music.

20. Where do you go when you're sad?
My room or outside.

21. How long does it take you to shower?
Maybe 10 minutes or less.

22. How long does it take you to get ready in the morning?
Most of the time I wake up an hour before I have to go to school so I can wake up slowly, but that doesn't mean I need to have an hour to get ready.

23. Ever been in a physical fight?
No, I'm a good girl!

24. Turn on?
Reading books.

25. Turn off?
Smelling bad or not taking care of yourself.

26. The reason I joined Youtube?
I think I'm going to change that question into: The reason you made a blog?
The reason is that I love making blog posts. It keeps me busy, it helps me when I'm sad or don't know what to do. I also like sharing things that I liked and stuff.

27. Fears?
Heights, small spaces, losing people close to my heart.

28. Last thing that made you cry?
My grandma. She's in the hospital at the moment...

29. Last time you said you loved someone?
Today.

30. Meaning behind your Youtube Name?
'Blog name': it's just my own name lol.

31. Last book you read?
The last book I finished was Love, Rosie.

32. The book you're currently reading?
I'm currently reading Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince.

33. Last show you watched?
Teen Wolf (I'm addicted).

34. Last person you talked to?
In real life: my parents.
On the internet: my boyfriend.

35. The relationship between you and the person you last texted?
The person I last texted is my boyfriend so the relationship between us is a romantic relationship.

36. Favourite food?
Pizza, pasta, chocolate and McFlurry.

37. Place you want to visit?
Berlin, Dublin, Edinburgh, Cardiff, Prague, Moscow, Novosibirsk, Rome, Madrid and New York.

38. Last place you were?
My home?

39. Do you have a crush?

Obviously, I have a boyfriend!

40. Last time you kissed someone?

Friday, the 11th of November.

41. Last time you were insulted?

Probably today...

42. Favourite flavour of sweet?

Chocolate?

43. What instruments do you play??

Ukulele and guitar.

44. Favourite piece of jewellery?

My chokers.

45. Last sport you played?

Does fitness count?

46. Last song you sang?

I can't sing lol, but the last song is S.O.S. by the Jonas Brothers.

47. Favourite chat up line?

Ehhh?

48. Have you ever used it?

Ehhh no?

49. Last time you hung out with anyone?

Friday with my boyfriend.

50. Who should answer these questions next?

Everyone who wants to answer them!

November 07, 2016

Love, Rosie | Review

Title: Love, Rosie
Author: Cecelia Ahern
Pages: 512 pages
Version: Paperback
Publisher: Hachette Books
Rating:

Review

Love, Rosie tells the story of Rosie and her best friend Alex. They’ve been friends for so long and always dated/married the wrong person, until the very end of the book.

The book is written in a way of chat messages, e-mails, texts and letters. I think that’s a special way of writing a book. In the beginning I thought it was a bit odd, because I wasn’t used to reading like that, but eventually I was used to it and enjoyed reading it.

I first saw the movie Love, Rosie and I loved it so much. When I found out there was a book, I was excited to read it. When I started reading, it wasn’t exactly the same as in the movie. When I read more and more, I didn’t mind. I loved the movie and I loved the book.

The story is really beautiful and I cannot wait to read another book written by Cecelia Ahern.

November 03, 2016

October wrap up 2016

In October I read a total of 3 books. I know it's not a lot but that's mainly because of school and because HP #5 is so big! Read further to know what I read this month!

Book 1
Title: Als sterren aan de hemel staan
Original title: You Had Me At Hello
Author: Mhairi McFarlane
Rating:
About: Goodreads

Book 2
Title: When Magic Sleeps
Series: Darkly Fae #1
Author: Tera Lynn Childs
Rating:
About: Goodreads
Review:

Book 3
Title: Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
Series: Harry Potter #5
Author: J.K. Rowling
Rating:
About: Goodreads

October favourites 2016

  • Cozz Cosmetics lip balm
Cozz Cosmetics is an unknown brand for me, but my mum bought the lip balms because she knows I love lip balms. You have three tastes: Vanilla, Cherry and Strawberry. My mum bought all 3 for me and the Vanilla one for herself. When I opened the lip balm, you could really smell the scent and when I put it on my lips it was like heaven. I love creamy lip balms, and these are just perfect!
(On the picture you can see the Cherry one.)
  • Teen Wolf season 2 & 3
I watched the entire season 2 in 4 days… That explains a lot, right? I watched season 1 a long long long time ago and season 2 never came on TV, which was a bummer! But someone gave me season 2, 3 and 4 so I was sooo happy. I really really really loved season 2 and I finished season 3 in more or less 1 week. (I'm addicted)
  • Grenadine
Lately I’ve been drinking a lot of water with grenadine. I love the sweet taste of it and it gives me energy. When I’m tired (because of school, …) and drink the grenadine I’m more awake. (Probably because of the sugars in it.) ;)
  • Halloween lights
For Halloween I bought two sets of lights: lights in the form of pumpkins and lights in the form of purple bats. Both of these lights are sooo adorable! I decorated my bookshelves with them and I think it looks soo pretty! I might even let them hang a bit longer than just October.
  • Ravenclaw bookmark and Hogwarts notebook
On the last day of October I went to a bookstore and found this bookmark and notebook. I’m such a Harry Potter fan so I had to buy it! I think the bookmark is so beautiful, and to be honest I’m so happy that there’s a Ravenclaw one because most of the time they only make Slytherin and Gryffindor. The notebook is so pretty too! I love the illustrations on the inside!

October 29, 2016

Sugar skull tutorial | Halloween

And the last Halloween tutorial is a sugar skull kinda look. I love sugar skulls and I really wanted to make one. I hope you'll enjoy this make-up tutorial!

Products used:
  • Black and white body paint (mine are in stick form)
  • Maybelline eye studio gel eyeliner in black
  • Essence All Eyes On Me waterproof mascara
  • 2B kajal-khôl cream velvet eyeliner
  • 2B eyeshadow in black
  • Essence lipstick 19 black gossip
  1. The first thing you gotta do is make your face pale. You can do this with foundation or face paint. I used a face paint stick in white and I used my beauty blender to blend everything.
  2. Draw 2 circles around your eyes with an eye pencil. Fill the circles in with black face paint. 
  3. Go over the black face paint with a black eyeshadow to set the paint. 
  4. Draw little circles around the big circles, like you would draw a basic flower, with a black eyeliner.
  5. Fill in the tip of your nose and make the end a little pointy.
  6. Draw a line from the corner of your mouth until the end of your cheekbone. Add 3 small lines in the beginning, so it kinda looks like the line of your teeth. 
  7. Fill your lips with a black lipstick. I overdrew my lips a little, it was not on purpose, but I think it looks good.
  8. Draw two curly lines on your forehead; You can choose what you want to draw. I just drew these lines so my forehead didn't look empty. 
  9. Fill your upper and lower waterline with black (gel) eyeliner.
  10. And the final step is to use some mascara.
And you're finished!