Before summer started, I posted a Loves Lately and I thought it was time to share my favorite things again. I feel like I say this every single post but over the past months, I got to love so many different things and most of them are new things actually. Then I also have some upcoming things planned that I am very excited for and wanted to share with you. They vary from beauty products (yes, there are beauty products in here), series I’ve been watching (these are always in my Loves Lately posts), hotspots I found in Amsterdam and more! Let’s get started ?
I may not be a beauty guru or expert at all but I do like to experiment and try different makeup and beauty products every once in a while. Whenever I got back from Copenhagen, I really needed a new mascara. There has always been one I have been eying but I always thought it costs way too much money. But I decided to splurge anyways and just buy it. Of course I am talking about the Benefit Cosmetics They’re Real mascara. Since I got it, I have been using it every single day. It is definitely my favorite mascara of all time. It separates all of my lashes and makes them look very full.
While I was deciding on getting the They’re Real mascara, this lip product caught my eye (sounds weird that my eyes caught a lip product but you know what I mean haha) as well. I saw this Soft Matte Lip Cream from NYX and I really liked the nude color of it. It’s kind of weird because I only ever wear my Rosebud Salve but I was willing to try something else and since this lip cream was called Stockholm, I couldn’t resist. It stays on really long and this color kind of matches my own lip color, which makes it the perfect nude.
I believe I’ve talked about my daily jewelry pieces a lot in outfit posts but since this summer, I actually have two new additions to the daily collection. When I was in London, Eline and I decided to go shopping on our last day there and I went &Other Stories for the first time in my life. It was such a cute store and there was sale going on. That is where I found the pink bracelet, which you might have also seen in my Latest Purchases post. Besides that bracelet, I also got another one at Norr in Copenhagen. It was actually a anklet but I had it resized so now I wear it as a bracelet. I love to wear the two together with the rest of my daily jewelry.
As you may have read in a previous Loves Lately blog post, I started watching the television show Friends. In about two months I finished all ten seasons and I really started to miss it. Then a couple of weeks ago I was scrolling through Instagram and all of a sudden I saw this shirt with some very familiar names on it. Those were the names of all the main characters in Friends. Since I was missing watching Friends so much, I bought this shirt. It is the perfect shirt to wear on a lazy Sunday, while I am blogging and watching some Netflix series.
And in between traveling over the summer, I also discovered and watched new series on Netflix. I always watch Zoella’s vlogs and she just kept talking about this new series called Stranger Things (trailer). At first I didn’t start watching it but after she watched all the episodes in two days, I just got so curious. And she was right. It is such a good series and I just can’t wait for the second season. I would recommend not watching it by yourself at night… The same for this next series. It is called Marcella (trailer) and it is kind of a detective series with a twist. I am not going to tell you all about this series because then I would spoil the whole series so just start watching it. And then the last series I’ve been loving is a completely different one from the two I just talked about. I am talking about Don’t Trust The B—- In Apartment 23 (trailer). It is a really funny series and if you like New Girl and Modern Family, you’re definitely going to like this one.
Enough with all of the Netflix series… On to two hotspots I discovered while I was in Amsterdam with Lotte. We actually were on a mission when we went to Amsterdam. We both had some hotspots we still really wanted to visit and since we both had time, we decided to go and visit all of them. These are two I really wanted to share with you. Firstly, Cottoncake. I had seen lots of Instagram photos of it and it is indeed the perfect store to take photos of. Besides that, of course they also have beautiful clothing pieces for the fall and winter time and you can sit down and have a cup of coffee. Definitely worth a visit when you’re in Amsterdam. You will find Cottoncake here: 1e van der Helststraat 76-hs, Amsterdam.
The second hotspot I just had to share with you, is called ANNA + NINA. I think I’ve been following them on Instagram for such a long time and I just thought it was time to finally visit their store. They have everything from jewelry, to clothes and interior pieces. One thing I really liked was this spoon with “Congratulations” on it. Original gift, right? You will find ANNA + NINA here: Gerard Doustraat 94, Amsterdam.
And then I also have some loves that are actually upcoming events or things I am doing. Number one is that my mom and I booked a trip to Milan and that is where we will be in less than two weeks. I am so excited to explore this city so let me know if you have any suggestions where we should go and what we should visit. Number two is that I booked a trip to Antwerp with my bestie to celebrate both our birthdays at the end of the year. Something I am also very excited about because we are staying a beautiful loft. And then number three is that Lotte and I will be going to attend the recording of Dance Dance Dance UK in November. This is one of my favorite television programs to watch and I can’t wait to experience the recording of the show in real life.
So yeah, that is it for this post! It was kind of a long one but I hope you enjoyed it as much as I did. What have been your loves lately? Did you like this Loves Lately post?