Sunday, 9 February 2014

How to: Spend Valentine's Day Alone?!



Valentine's Day is just February 14th. If you're single it's just an opportunity to be your free self and just enjoy your day. Don't see it as a day where you're alone. You could invite your friends over or you could just spend your day watching you favorite TV-series. Don't be sad if you don't have a Valentine, it's just not the right time for you. Maybe love will find you soon or maybe at the end of the year. Always be an open person because maybe 'love' will stand right in front of you. I've found some beautiful quotes and I wanted to share it with you: 

' If two people are meant to be together, eventually they'll find their way back.' - Chuck Bass 


This quote is actually a quote from the TV-serie: Gossip Girl. I watched all the episodes and I definitely recommend this! It's about the glamour side of New York and some beautiful and realistic love stories. Give it a try!

' If things don't work out the way you had hoped, hold your head up and be proud that you gave it your best shot. Then try again.' - Unknown

' One day, someone will walk into your life and make you see why it never worked out with anyone else. ' - Unknown.

Realise you're a strong person and  let the world see who you really are. Just remember this:

" Why compare yourself to others? No one in the entire world can do a better job of being you than YOU"


Try to be yourself and try to LOVE yourself. If you learn to love yourself you will allow that people love you too.

Here's a short recipe to treat yourself on Valentine's Day: CHOCOLATE COVERED STRAWBERRIES 

You need:
- 8 strawberries
- 1 bar of chocolate ( I prefer milk chocolate but you could go with white or dark chocolate too )
- Sparkles ( This is optional ) 

Put your strawberries on a plate and leave them there. Grab your bar of chocolate and break it into little pieces. Take a saucepan and fill it a couple inches with water. Bring the water to a simmer over medium heat, then grab bowl and put in on the saucepan. Put your chocolate in the bowl and stir it untill it's smooth. When the chocolate is a liquid 'heaven', remove from the heat. Then carefully dip the strawberries in the chocolate ( not the whole strawberrie more like half of it ) BE CAREFUL IT'S HOT LIQUID HEAVEN! When you did that, put the chocolate covered strawberries on a plate. You could sprinkle some glitters over this delicious snack but that's up to you.

That's it! You made your own chocolate covered strawberries! Lit some candles, watch your favorite movie and your day is just amazing!


Watch your favorite TV-show? Let me know!

No I love YOU more ;)
                                             
Yllian

Saturday, 8 February 2014

Nominated






This is going to be a long post so feel free to grab your favorite tea with a lovely beverage. Enjoy! xo

I want to thank Hilde for nominating me for The Liebster Award, it may sounds strange but it means a lot to me that people are really liking my blog.  Everyone knows that when you start blogging it feels like nobody is checking your blog out. I saw that many people do like it and that gives me a huge energy boost! Thank you so much for leaving those sweet comments, it really means a LOT!

So moving on, what is The Liebster Award? It is a way to discover new bloggers who have 200 or less followers on their blog. If you are nominated you have to answer 11 questions. So in my case Hilde nominated me, that means that I have to answer 11 of her questions. When I'm done with the questions I have to nominate 11 other bloggers and they have to answer my 11 questions. It's not very difficult but I really wanted to explain to you guys what The Liebster Award is.

Hildes questions

1. Last book you've read?
The last book that I've read is 'Looking for Alaska' by John Green. I really love this book and I like that it's so different than what I normally read.

2. Favorite city? 
My favorite city has to be London! I've so many great memories there that I don't have to think very long about this answer. I love that it's a city with different sides. You can go shopping at Oxford Street but you could also go to Hyde Park to chill out.




3. All time favorite beauty/skincare product?
It has to be my BB cream from Maybeline. It's a very light product and I really like that it doesn't show that you're wearing make-up.




4. Favorite quote?
Honestly I have two favorite quotes:

 - ' An arrow can only be shot by pulling it backward. When life is dragging you back with difficulties, it means that it's going to launch you in something great. So just focus and keep aiming. '

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 - ' Just keep moving forward and don't give a shit about what anybody thinks. Do what you have to do, for you. ' - Johnny Depp.

5. Goals for 2014? 
To live a healthier lifestyle, laugh as much as I can and go for things that I really want to achieve in life.

6. What's the weirdest dream you've ever had?
I really can't remember my weirdest dream. I have to say that I LOVE my dreams. One night I'm going to college in the US with amazing friends and a lot of sunshine. The next night I'm going to Hogwarts where I practice my magic skills. UNREAL!

7. How are you feeling right now? 
 I'm currently feeling very peaceful and avery happy. I'm happy because no matter what happens in my life, I always know that it will lead me to a good place.

8. What would you love to do for a living? Why?
 I don't really know what I would love to do for a living. I'm in a stage in my life right now where I'm exploring my self and figuring out what I really want.

9. Would you like to be a big celebrity? Why?
 I know a lot of people would say yes. I personally don't know. I think many people think about all the glitter and glamour but everybody knows that you've a tiny bit of privacy.  But I would really love to be an inspiration for people.

10. Sunsets or sunrise? 
 Both. I just love the beauty of the sun. The peaceful feeling by sunrise when it feels like there's no one else awake. Sunsets either way give you another feeling. For me, it feels like some closure of the day.

11. Best childhood memory? 
I think that it was going on vacation with my family in France every summer. We always stayed at those cute little campings and I just had a lot of camping friends. I was very shy when I was little but my dad always took me to my ' neighbors '  and made sure that I met some new people. I'm very grateful for that because those are my best child memories.




Thank you Hilde for all those lovely questions. Here is where you can find Hildes amazing blog: http://thebitsandbobsblog.weebly.com/

Now I have to nominate 11 blogs. HERE WE GO!

                  Marjolein - ' Marjolein Kucmer en Tara '  
Rachel - RachelKromdijk'
Melike - BeautyMell
Hailey - Hailey Cheyanne
Kimberly - Het Beauty Archief
Myrthe - Myrthe's mind
Floortje -  My Bits and Berries


Dutch :

1. Wat is je favoriete seizoen en waarom?
2. Chocolade of snoep?
3. Wat is je lievelingslied?
4. Cupcakes of taart?
5. Wat is je favoriete stad?
6. Zonsopgang of zonsondergang?
7. Wat is je lievelingseten?
8. Stappen of een filmavond?
9. Wat is de leukste droom die je ooit hebt gehad?
10. Hond of kat?
11. Een boek of een film?

English:

1. What's your favorite season and why?
2. Chocolate or sweets?
3. What's your favorite song?
4. Cupcakes or pie?
5. What's your favorite city?
6. Sunrise or sunsets?
7. What's your favorite food?
8. Going out or a movie night?
9. What's the best dream you've ever had?
10. Dog or cat?
11. A book or a movie?

I hope you liked this post,

Toodles,

Yllian

Tuesday, 4 February 2014

You Time

Everyone knows those days. Those days when you don't have any homework, your friends are all out of town and your parents are not home either. You can't remember when it was the last time you did absolutely nothing. But now on this exact moment you just don't know what you could do to enjoy yourself.

Or maybe you had a rough day at work and you just want to relax and go in your own little bubble. I have some tips for you which can you help to relax.

QUICK NOTE: It helps when you just turn your phone off. You dont even realise how much your phone disturbs you. Just try it and tell me what you think.

1. Get comfy


Get rid of those tight skinny jeans and put your favorite pyjama pants on. Get rid of your jewelry and take a make-up wipe and clean your face from all the make-up. Last but not least, put your hair up and grab a soft blanket so that you can snuggle up on the sofa.



2. Treat yourself


Grab yourself a delicious cup of tea and your favorite bisquits ( or another beverage like chocolate ♥  ). This will get you in a relaxing mood. Tea is very good for you and it puts you in a great mood at the same time. I prefer green tea, it's very healthy and very delicious. This is the tea I currently love:



3. Lit a candle


You don't even realise how much candles can do. At first I wasn't really a 'candle person '.. Right now, I'm a  HUGE fan. I prefer scented candles because one of my favourite things in life are the scent of things. For example I love the smell of rain, I think that's my most favorite scent in the world. Currently you have candle tarts which you can burn and that smells delicous too!


4. Grab a book 


I just love books. Books make me forget the world around me. I'm in my own bubble when I read a book and that feels so good. It's good for you body to completely relax and I think that's possible by reading a book. I recently read ' Looking for Alaska - John Green ' and I loved it! It was much different than other books I've read before and at some parts of the book I got goosebumps all over. I defenitely recommend this one.




5. Take a bath


The last tip is: Take a bath. I can't say it enough. A bath is the most relaxing thing EVER! Take a Lush bubble bar ( for example ) and put it in the bath. You will notice that it gives you a little bit of joy to see the bubble bar crumbling apart. On cold days it's very relaxing if you take a warm bath and just relax.



It may be odd that I say this, but you need to take some You Time. It's very important for your health and just for yourself. You will see the results very quickly. You will be a happier person, trust me.

I hope you  enjoyed this post,

Warm wishes,

Yllian