Saturday, June 23, 2012

Follow me on...Facebook!

Hey Lovelies!

I just made a brand new Facebook page !
Click here to like my blog on Facebook! 

It's very easy to stay in touch with my followers, you can see when I'm posting 
a new blog post, and you can easily leave a comment because almost everyone has facebook.

I hope to see you there!



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Friday, June 22, 2012

Fragrance Friday: Abercrombie & Fitch no.1

Hello Lovelies! 

Finally I'm here with the second Fragrance Friday. I've been thinking about doing this for weeks, but every Friday I'm busy, and posting a Fragrance Friday on a Saturday just doesn't feel right ;)

I recently got this new perfume for my Birthday and I'm absolutely obsessed with it. I've been obsessed with Abercrombie in general. I bought it on my actual B-day, which I just thought that was cool, and hey, who doesn't want to look at the gorgeous AF models on your B-day.

A couple of months ago I was in Paris, and I smelled this perfume. If you smell it directly from the bottle it's not really like, gosh I love it. But I sprayed it on me and on a little card and during the day I just kept on smelling the card and I was addicted to it. I'm always hesitating whether to buy stuff or not. Since I just bought a Dior perfume I thought that 1 perfume was enough. So when I was home I regretted it so much that I didn't bought it, so then I knew I loved the perfume.

First of all I love the bottle. The shape is very classic, and I love the detailing on the side. Obviously I love the navy bow, I love anything that has a bow on it.

Second, the smell. I would describe it as a clean, fresh, feminine smell but still girly and sexy. It's definitely not the typical sultry, floral scent. It's the perfect all around scent, day and night, summer and winter. I don't know what they add to it, but it's addictive. It's a more mature scent, but still girly (but not in the sweet, floral way). I just feel very clean, fresh and I just think I smell very good when wearing this. It's my new everyday signature scent. I love it because it is very different than my other perfumes.

AF describes it as: Fresh, effortless and undeniably feminine, perfume no.1 is incredibly luxurious and uniquely carefree. af’s sexy signature scent was created by the world’s most sought after perfumers; the fragrance combines fresh peony, tangelo, white pepper, sandalwood and crisp white pine

Top Notes: Tangerine and Pomelo (Tangelo) 
Middle Notes: Fresh Peony (My favorite flower)
Base Notes: Sandalwood and Crisp white Pine

I also got a lot of mixed comments on it. It's definitely a yes or no perfume, you love it, or you don't. A lot of people said it smells amazing, and others didn't like it that much and thought it was a little to unisex, which makes sense because sandalwood is used in a lot of male perfumes.

Anyways, I love it and I'm addicted, and that's what counts. I hope you loved this post and found it helpful. Let me know below what your favorite all around signature scent is.

Which perfume do you want to see next?

Hope you all have an amazing weekend!

xoxo B.

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Things to discover: My new TV-show obsessions

Hi Lovelies

As you've probably noticed I'm a huge Gossip Girl fan, It's my favorite TV-show. I also watch 90210, Keeping Up with the Kardashians, Desperate Housewives and Pretty Little Liars which is probably my second favorite TV-show (I don't know who A is yet so no spoilers lol ).

But I discovered 2 new TV-shows through my friends and I'm obsessed with them after the first episodes!

The Lying Game

The Lying Game is my new favorite show, since it's a little more girly. It's about Sutton who just found out she has a identical twin sister Emma. They were separated at birth. Sutton lives in Phoenix, in a rich family and seems to have the perfect life and Emma is a foster child that lives in Las Vegas. Emma escapes from home and goes to Phoenix. Sutton discovered something in the search for their birth mother, and has to go to Los Angeles, so Emma takes Sutton's place, and discovers she has a lot of hidden secrets.

It's such a fun show, especially the part where Emma takes Sutton's place and the mystery of their birth mother,... . It's fun, girly, romantic and mysterious. Just watch the pilot and you will be addicted!


Emily Thorne comes to the Hamptons for the summer, renting a home next to the Grayson family to enjoy a bright summer. However, it is revealed that Emily has been to the Hamptons before as a little girl. In reality, Emily is Amanda Clarke, whose father was framed for a crime he didn't commit and sent to prison for life. She was permanently separated from him and never saw him again. Now, she's returned to the Hamptons, intent on getting revenge against those who wronged her and her father, the top of that list being Victoria Grayson, matriarch of the Grayson family and the woman whom her father loved and who, in the end, betrayed him.
As she sets her plan in motion, Emily tries to navigate the upper society to destroy those who betrayed her father.

I know I totally copied this from Wikipedia since It's a little hard to explain, and the first 2 episodes where a little difficult to understand, at least for me. But know I love the show. It's kind of different than what I normally watch. I just love everything about it. I love the Hamptons, the high society the rich families, it's so fun to watch. But the mystery, the drama, the revenge, the lies just makes you addicted. They say the show is "sexy" and "sticky".
2 extras to the show? Hottie Daniel Grayson and the Style of Ashley (the party planner).

Definitely check these 2 TV-show out, if you haven't already. Let me know what you favorite TV-show is and if you discovered a new one lately.

xoxo B.

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Mermaid Beauty: My favorite Waterproof Mascara

Hello Beauties 

Ever wondered how mermaids always look so pretty, while swimming all the time and rolling in the sand. Well I found their first secret! 

I love summer, laying out in the sun next to the pool or at the beach, but I'm a beauty girl and I always like to wear some makeup. In particular, I love to always accentuate my eyes, and that's why mascara is my best friend. 

You know those panda eyes after swimming, although you didn't rub your eyes? Been there, done that. Last year I discovered the best waterproof mascara (I tried so far) and it is the Volume Million Lashes Waterproof Mascara by L'Oreal Paris

First of all I love this mascara in general, it really separates your lashes, and yes it does give you the million lashes look. It also makes your lashes fuller, which is great since I don't wear eyeliner at the pool/beach. And it still gives you a natural more feathery look. 

But the Waterproof formula is amazing, your mascara just stays on, it doesn't smudge or run down your face, it just sticks to your lashes. I cried, swam, sweated in this mascara and it's amazing.

That means you also need to get a good makeup remover, I know L'Oreal has a good one and I've also heard great things about MAC cleanse off oil.

I hope this was helpful and let me know what your favorite waterproof mascara is.

Bye Bye scary looking panda eyes.

xoxo B.

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Bronze Goddess: Review: Self-Tanners, my "Self-Tan" routine

Hi Lovelies

It's Summertime, and I'm so excited ! It's my favorite season. I love the fashion and the sultry summer nights, the beach, and of course ...bronzed skin is my key essential to my summer look. I'm the type of girl that loves sun bathing, I don't mind it's too hot I just love it. But you have to be really careful with laying out in the sun. A lot of my friends thing it's good to be sunburned, because it turn brown after a couple of days, some of them do not wear sunscreen because they think they won't tan if they have it on. This is so wrong and very dangerous. It damages your skin, it ages your skin and you can get skin cancer.

So if you want to be bronzed and pretty you better do it safe. Today's post is going to show you the safest way.... self tanner.

Step 1

Obviously take a shower, because it's kinda gross to apply self tanner when you're dirty and sweaty ;) The key to get a beautiful bronzed effect is: SCRUB! Normally I scrub my whole body, but when I already have a natural tan I don't want to scrub it off, so I only scrub the dry and uneven areas of my body. I scrub my elbows, knees and ankles and I gently scrub my upper-arm and thighs. 

I use the Sephora brand body scrub in Monoï Tiaré, It's cheap and it does it's job and I love the smell it's the perfect summer smell!!!

Step 2

Time for self-tanner. I use a actual self-tanner when I want to have a real tan, so when my self-tanner fades or when my natural tan fades I'll use the L'Oréal Paris Express Pro Self-tanning dry mist. Sometimes I use it once a week, in summer probably not so much since I'm getting a natural tan.

I really love and recommend this product. It dries really fast so you don't have wait and let it dry. It has a ultra wide diffusion spray which will give you an even and streak-free tan. It doesn't have that self-tanner smell to it which is good.
The only downside: Your feet tend to get more tan because it the mist falls easily on them and it doesn't really last me a long time which is annoying.

Step 3

I let the dry mist dry just a tiny bit and then I apply a thin layer of the L'Oréal  Nutrisummer gradual bronzing lotion. I love it, it smells good, although it has that self-tanner smell, It's very lightweight, it dries pretty fast, it's moisturizing and it gives you an instant glow because there are tiny shimmers in it ;) I try to use every other day after showering.

And voila you're a bronze goddess with affordable products. I just came to the conclusion I only use L'Oréal  products, when I run out of these I'll definitely try out something new :)
I'm not doing this every week, sometimes when I'm tan enough I stop this routine for a week or so.

I hope you enjoyed this and that it was helpful and let me know what your favorite self-tanners are!

xoxo Blair

Monday, June 4, 2012

Glam up your Monday: Happy June !!!

Hi Lovelies

It has been a while that I've talked to you, and I'm sorry. I had some more Gossip Girl themed posts planned but then It started to get warm so I enjoyed the great weather and then I got very tired and grumpy ;)

So June has started and I am super duper excited, because it's my Birthmonth !!! I love June! 

It's the Birthmonth of roses and honeysuckles. Roses are my favorite flowers, and especially peonies. Luckily for me peonies bloom around my B-day. Did you know they only bloom 3 weeks a year. 

My birthstone is the Pearl, which I really like, It's my favorite thing for jewelry and it's mysterious in a way, it comes out of the sea :)

The month is named after the Roman Goddess Juno, wife of Jupiter and equivalent to the Greek Godess Hera

It's the sixth month of the year which means the year has gone by so fast already. I cant' believe it, and I can't believe that I'm going to be 19, my goodness. 

Happy June everyone, enjoy this beautiful month, good luck with exams, essays,...! And maybe I should ask some pearl for my birthday, because Mom, it's my birthstone ;)


xoxo B.

Monday, May 21, 2012

Gossip Girl Gorgeous Moments: Season 5 # 2

Another Gorgeous Moment, The Blairzilla Bridesmaid Bootcamp was one of the most hilarious moments!
I loved how her old minions were there, It felt like the old Constance times :)


Gossip Girl Gorgeous Fashion Moments: Season 5 - Blair

These are some of my favorite outfits, Blair wore this season, especially the first 3 outfits are my top favorites!

xoxo B.


"All The Pretty Sources" GOSSIP GIRL Pictured (L-R) Leighton Meester as Blair Waldorf and Hugo Becker as Louis PHOTO CREDIT:  GIOVANNI RUFINO/THE CW © 2011 THE CW Network, LLC.  All Rights Reserved.

"The End Of The Affair" GOSSIP GIRL Pictured Leighton Meester as Blair Waldorf PHOTO CREDIT:  GIOVANNI RUFINO/THE CW © 2011 THE CW Network, LLC.  All Rights Reserved.

"The Princess Dowry" GOSSIP GIRL Pictured Leighton Meester as Blair Waldorf PHOTO CREDIT:  GIOVANNI RUFINO/THE CW © 2011 THE CW Network, LLC.  All Rights Reserved.




Thursday, May 17, 2012

Gossip Girl Gorgeous Moments: Season 5 #1

Hye Lovelies

This moment in Gossip Girl was hilarious, Blair getting into character (Diana Payne) in episode 22 to scheme ;)


Monday, May 14, 2012

Gossip Girl: The Return of the Ring - season 5 finale

Hey Upper East Siders

The time has come, tonight airs the season finale of Gossip Girl, "The Return of the Ring". I can't believe season 5 is already over. It also means, this school year is almost over, crazy right, time goes by so fast.

It feels like yesterday that I was so excited for season 4 to start, Gossip Girl in Paris a year later I was so excited for the new season, after season 4, Blair as a princess. And now it's the end of season 5 and a lot of things have happened, it's just too crazy for words!

Remember this, I was so excited!

My favorite episodes from this season were definitely the 100th episode, and Last week's episode the fugitives, It was so intense and like my friend described it: "going back to the old times".

I'm nervous, and excited and scared for the finale, especially if you take a look at the promo. Will Blair and Serena's friendship be over,, will she finally choose Chuck? and so much more. I smell a lot of drama and I'm prepared for the worst!

"Some season finales are big, but this one will change everything!"

Well that makes me nervous, so excited!!!!

This week, in honor to the season finale I'm going to post a couple of my favorites from this season, fashion favorites, some memorable moments,... 

Here's a sneak peek:

Some of my favorite moments

"Riding In Town Cars With Boys" GOSSIP GIRL Pictured (L-R) Ed Westwick as Chuck Bass and Leighton Meester as Blair Waldorf PHOTO CREDIT:  GIOVANNI RUFINO/THE CW © 2011 THE CW Network, LLC.  All Rights Reserved.
"All The Pretty Sources" GOSSIP GIRL Pictured (l-r) Blake Lively as Serena Van Der Woodsen and Leighton Meester as Blair Waldorf PHOTO CREDIT:  GIOVANNI RUFINO/THE CW © 2011 THE CW Network, LLC.  All Rights Reserved.
"THE BACKUP DAN" GOSSIP GIRL Pictured (L-R) Leighton Meester as Blair Waldorf and Ed Westwick as Chuck Bass PHOTO CREDIT:  GIOVANNI RUFINO/THE CW © 2011 THE CW Network, LLC.  All Rights Reserved.
"G.G." - Wallace Shawn as Cyrus Rose, Leighton Meester as Blair Waldorf and John Shea as Harold Waldorf in GOSSIP GIRL on The CW.  Photo: Giovanni Rufino/The CW©2011 The CW Network, LLC. All Rights Reserved."G.G." - Pictured (L-R) Amanda Setton as Penelope,  Blake Lively as Serena Van Der Woodsen and  Leighton Meester as Blair Waldorf in GOSSIP GIRL on The CW.  Photo: Giovanni Rufino/©2012 The CW Network, LLC. All Rights Reserved"THE BACKUP DAN" GOSSIP GIRL Pictured (L-R)   Penn Badgley as  Dan Humphrey and Leighton Meester as Blair Waldorf  PHOTO CREDIT:  GIOVANNI RUFINO/THE CW © 2011 THE CW Network, LLC.  All Rights Reserved.

Some of my favorite episodes

After tonight, a lot will be changed, so lovelies, prepare yourself for drama, love and tears, because tonight is the night, the return of the ring......


Thursday, May 10, 2012

Enchanting Sea World fashion show

Hey everyone

So I just posted a blog post about a spring trend, sea world. I talked about Versace and Chanel. I really wanted to show you the Chanel Fashion show. It's so pretty. I love the decor and designs, GORGEOUS ;) It's one of the most beautiful fashion shows, well, this season. Watch, Enjoy and Dream away.


Spring/Summer Trend: Sea World

© Benoît Peverelli

Hey Lovelies

I spotted this trend in a lot of magazines, and I always liked it, but it's not a very popular trend, but it is definitely in this season. I really like the trend, but I wouldn't really wear it, unless for going to the beach, or on a cruise :) Although the Chanel version of this trend, I would definitely wear.

Think colors of the sea, all kinds of blue, especially turquoise, light blue, light turquoise, white pearl. Starfish, shells (I always wanted to be a mermaid for a day and find a shell with a pearl), seahorses,...

Think Versace, the typical Versace style with prints and studs. Seahorses en starfish print, the studs are like shells.

And then we have Chanel, beautiful fashion show. The Decor: Huge shells, corals, seaweed, and enchanting sea world. The fashion: gorgeous designs inspired by the sea, marine style. Think about pearls and waves, and all the colors of the sea.

Look at the gorgeous details of pears in the hair en on the back.

© Benoît Peverelli

Do you like this trend?

xoxo Blair

Monday, May 7, 2012

Healthy Living: Working out for beginners

Hey Everyone

Hope you all had an amazing weekend and that you feel good, I'm in my bed feeling not so good.  Today I'm going to talk about my workout routine, I'm not doing a heavy workout, but it works for me. I'm having a normal body shape, but I needed to tone down, get stronger muscles en get flexible.

Taking dance classes is a great workout and you stay in shape. I'm not talking about only taking some hiphop. If you combine  hiphop, jazz ballet or normal ballet and dance technique, it will really help to be flexible and to have stronger muscles.

I stopped dancing so I'm not that flexible anymore and I lost the movement I had in a week, and I thought it was time to do something about it.

Step 1

I start my routing with stretching. I start from my neck, to my shoulders, arms, belly, hips and then I'm stretching out my legs. It's hard to explain, but this video below is an example on how you can stretch, I also do stretches lying flat on the ground, and the butterfly stretch,...  It is more of a stretch routine, that dancers do.

Step 2
In step 2 I'm doing exercises that are focusing on my but and thighs, because that is my problem area.

Thigh raise
Thigh raise

1. THIGH RAISE: Lying face down, raise your legs —from just above your knees — so your feet are a 
few inches off the ground (above top). Bend your knees, keeping them off the ground, and hold that position (above bottom). Start with five ­seconds and gradually work up to 15 seconds. Slowly unbend your knees and, with control, lower your straight legs to the ground, then repeat

leg bend
2. BYE BYE TO YOUR INNER THIGHS: Sit on the floor with your back straight, knees bent and legs wide apart. 
Place your left arm directly over your left knee, using your right hand to support yourself by your hip ­(pictured left). While sitting straight, move your right foot to your left hand and hold for five seconds to start. Begin with five reps, then repeat on the other side

3. KICK-KICK: Sit straight, on the floor, with your right knee bent and left leg straight out (above, top). Lift up your left leg so that your foot is at least 6in off the ground (above, bottom). Hold for five seconds to start, then, with control, lower leg. Repeat on the other side

pony kick
pony kick
4. PONY KICK: Get down on your elbows and knees (above, top). Keeping your back flat, slowly raise your left thigh to about 45 degrees, with your knee bent and pointing your heel up to the ­ceiling (above, bottom). Hold for
five seconds. Lower leg and repeat five times or more — before repeating ­exercise and same number of repetitions with your right leg

Ballet thighBallet thigh
5. BALLET THIGH: Holding on to a railing or the back of a chair, stand with both feet facing forward. With your chin up, move your right leg back with the toe touching the floor (left). Then raise your right leg back at an angle (not straight back) — lead with your heel, until your heel is 12in off the ground (right). Hold for five seconds, then lower leg and repeat. Start with five repetitions and work up to 20 or more. Repeat on the other side

6. THIGH CHAIR: Stand about a foot away from a wall with your feet straight ahead. Slide your body down the wall, until you are sitting with your thighs perpendicular to the surface (pictured). Hold this position for between 30 seconds and two minutes
Source: Dailymail

Step 3
Crunches and setups! I'm doing 5 x 10 setups, 1 x 10 crunches and 1 x 10 side setups (each side).

Step 4

I'm not using a kettlebell, instead I'm using a large bottle of water, or something else that is heavy.
I also use that bottle of water to train my arms.

I would suggest doing this routine at least 4 times a week, I'm trying to do it everyday but sometimes if I'm busy I'll do it 4 time a week. Once I get used to these exercises, I'll change up my routine and do a new post!

Don't forget to put on colorful and cute workout clothes and to listen to your favorite songs! Let me know in the comments below what your favorite workout songs are.

xoxo B.

Thursday, May 3, 2012

Healthy Living: Diet


Hey lovelies

I'm having a cold and I'm feeling a little miserable lately, but I can say that I've been eating healthy! I'm not really doing a specific diet, because I'm really bad at that, I just made up some rules and guidelines to follow, and so far it has been pretty easy. I'm not on a crash diet or I don't have a weight goal.

My Diet Rules:
  • Drink 1,5 liters or 8 glasses of water a day
  • No sodas, alcohol, or any kind of very sugared drinks, also no coffee
  • Avoid sugar and fat: no cookies, candy, chocolate, potato chips, fries, pizza, premade food,...
  • Eat at least 1 piece of fruit a day
  • Drink at least 2 cups of tea a day (green or black)
  • Think fresh: try as much as possible to eat fresh food
  • If you like pasta, like I do, I would suggest to eat it once a week, but you have to eat the whole grain pasta
  • I love bread, but always eat brown bread  
  • I love chocolate, so as a snack I love to eat a cracker with some light chocolate spread
  • Count calories! This will keep make you realize with what you're eating and how much calories there are in a type of food.
I guess these are all my rules, I'll also show you what a menu would look like for a day.

  • Breakfast: 2 slices of brown bread with Peanut butter, light jam (I need something sweet ;p), 1 glass of fresh orange juice and a cup of tea or a bowl of muesli with chopped bananas or a smoothie,...
  • Lunch: 2 slices of brown bread with chicken slices and tomatoes (or another vegetable) with some olive oil and balsamico
  • Dinner: Fish with potatoes and spinach or a salad with shrimps or chicken with rice and vegetables, just get creative with vegetables, chicken, fish,...
  • Between meals: a cup of tea, water, cracker with light choco

I also would suggest to cheat once a week, Saturday or Sunday, I love oreo's so I would eat that, or I'm going to Titanic 3d so I'll eat popcorn!! (Which is actually a healthy snack if you're making it yourself with a tiny bit of sugar)

These are just some rules and guidelines, but no specefic meals and recipes, I'll post some meals that I eat, like a smoothie or salad, so look forward to that!

So I hope you enjoyed this and let me know below what your favorite rules are to diet/eat healthy and what you favorite healthy meal/snack,... is.

xoxo B.

Monday, April 30, 2012

Glam up your Monday: Bikini season?

Happy Monday Lovelies

My internet has been very slow since Friday, because I used it all up. Wednesday it should be fixed and then I can start with my normal blog routine.

Tomorrow is the 1st of May, can you believe it? School's almost over and almost 50% of 2012 is gone. But for me that means it's June and that means it's MY BIRTHDAY ;) I'm thinking about doing breakfast since it's my favorite meal of the day. But June is (depends on where you love) the start of the Bikini season, and since tomorrow is the 1st of May that means I still have 1 month left to get in shape!

I'm very bad at dieting, because I love food. And since I stopped dancing I'm not getting enough physical exercise anymore. I don't need to lose weight, I just want to get in shape and eat more healthy. So I'm going to write blog posts about it and take you with me on my journey :p

I love the Victoria's Secret bikini's

Have a nice week!
xoxo Blair

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Current obsession: Antiques Teacups/ tableware

Hey Princesses

Today I want to stay in the feel of Monday's post. At the moment I'm obsessed with antiques teacups and antiques tableware. It doesn't has to be very expensive, but don't you love the classic and chique feel to china tableware. I' don't like the over decorated ones, with flowers etch. I like the simple ones with tiny details which make it look so classic.

Every time I eat and drink out of china tableware I feel like a princess, or like high class (which I'm not :p). It makes the whole experience of eating so different. Especcially breakfast!

Just think Blair Waldorf, eating her breakfast and Dorotha serving her, or when Kim Kardashian picked out her tableware for her wedding list, Hermès, yes Hermès tableware, isn't that amazing?  Or Marie Antoinette, or any other princess, queen,....

This is my favorite table set, Hermès, It's on my wishlist ;)

Did you know Marie Antoinette followed a Macaroon-Champagne Diet, Oh god it keeps getting better. I'm not really sure If that's really true, but you see it in the movie.

So when I'm eating out of china tableware I just feel royal, it gives me the nicest feeling, instant happiness, you may think it's weird but I love it!

So what do you think about antiques tableware, do  you think it's old fashioned and something that is for your grandmother, or do you see the charm it has? Let me know!

xoxo B.

This is called Royal Doulton, and the gold you see is 22-carat gold, don't put this in the dishwasher! This is also on my wishlist ;)

The flower detail is a bit much, but I adore the shapes en detail!