17 december 2012

Citytrip: Cologne

Hi guys!

First of all I want to thank you all for the kind comments on my video. More are coming soon hopefully, since I plan on making some time for filming in the Christmas holidays.
Speaking of Christmas: I am getting in the mood! I put up some lights and a small Christmastree in my room, and there's instant Christmas cheer (and a lot of fake snow on my carpet...).
And what can add to that? A trip to Cologne of course!
The student society had organised a one-day trip to Cologne and since I'd never been there I signed up for it. It was a great day, even though we had to get up at 6:30...
The first thing we did was climbing the Dom of Cologne, which had around 500 steps. I actually surprised myself by not getting out of breath, since I have the stamina of a strawberry. It was a bright day and the view was gorgeous!
Next up was the Ludwig Museum. Such an awesome collection!
They are known for their large collection of Picasso, and guys, I've seen my first Picasso ceramics this weekend in Cologne!
They also had works from: Malevitch, Louise Bourgeois, Jimmie Durham, Andy Warhol, Robert Rauschenberg, Roy Lichtenstein, David Hockney and many, many, many more. You could say I've had my art-fix for the next couple of weeks.
At this point the entire group was getting some what tired, so we were done with the culturally responsible part of the day. All we wanted were bratwurst, glühwein and ugly christmas decorations. Off to the famous Köln Weihnachtsmarkt we went!
Yeah, we mostly bought food, but I got a little star for my parents' Christmastree and a little elephant for my grandparents, since they collect those.
And that was Cologne for me! I hope I will return one day!

P.S. Oh, my, my brain was NOT working that day! I have lost my dad's camera, a ring and my wallet at some point that day. Luckily I have found them all back... I hate it when I have those days!

12 december 2012

The Promised One

Sounds a bit dramatic, but I promised to show you what I got and I'm doing it now.
Lately I have been watching a lot of youtube (could have something to do with my procastinating problem) and I really like watching vlogs. So as an experiment of some sorts I will do this haul (which seems the appropriate internet word) on video!
I'm a bit nervous about this, so please bear with me and don't laugh! Except when I'm trying to be funny of course.

I hope you enjoy my ramblings about stripes and colours! I had a lot of fun making this vid for you :)
It would be awesome to get some subscribers to my channel, so if you liked this: please subscribe! Do any of you have youtube accounts?

9 december 2012

Snow, Showers and School

The ´showers´ in this post´s title obviously don´t refer to the things that involve warm water and thinking about the meaning of life. I mean rain. And rain + even more rain. Welcome to Holland.
As you may or may not know I don't particularly like the winter. I can handle some coldness, but snow... just no. But there it was again on thursday... To be honest, it didn't last long (friday it had all melted), so I'm not going to cry about it anymore, but be prepared: if this winter will bring lots of snow, I will need a place to pity myself and I'm pretty sure it will be here! Any other snow-haters out there? Maybe we can start a group!
Anywhoo, it's raining again (yay?) and I'm at my desk ploughing through mountains of work for university.
What actually means: I painted my nails and did some clothes shopping past week. Yeah, I know, I'm a badass.
I don't have any photos of my clothes yet, maybe later this week.

What's on my nails, you ask? Well, I started with two layers of Catrice 050 Moulin Rouge Light and then painted the tips with Gemey 06 Pure Gold/ Or Pur. I don't even know if this brand still excists, since I gave my mother this polish when I was eight (she never used it, which was probably for the best).

Another picture, which features my philosophy book mocking me in the background.
Found this webcam shot on my computer of me wearing my new sweater and a rosegold River Island cuff. Guess this counts as a sneak preview?!
Knit sweater: New Yorker // Striped shirt: Primark // Earcuff: River Island

5 december 2012

Nails of the Day

Hi guys!
These past days have been crazy busy, but today I had an hour to myself between school and work, so here is a blogpost!
Okay, it's about my nails, not very exciting perhaps. Though I have to say I'm very pleased with them.

The purple is #247 from a brand called Paris Memories. I believe I bought it on the market for €1,-. The topcoat is the Essence Matt Topcoat. I'm so glad I have that one! It's easy to throw on any nail polish ande gives it an entirely new look.
I've been liking dark colours a lot lately and I really want to buy a matching lipstick... Does anyone have a suggestion?

While waiting on my train this morning, I snapped a picture of my outfit, or at least a part of it.
My thights matched my nail polish perfectly! What a coincidence...
The striped skirt and yellow/mustard coat are both from H&M. I may have to buy a warmer coat, because winter is arriving in Holland this weekend!
And to conclude this post I have a little peek for you into my 'academic' life.

First photo: Today it is Saint Nicholas in Holland! After work I'm going to my family and spend the evening eating chocolate and reading funny poems. Perhaps there even will be gifts... :)
Second photo: And this is where I spend most of my time... Listening to lectures. The topic of today was 'Cities in the Islamic World', pretty interesting!

See you next time and for all the Dutch people: fijne pakjesavond! :)