Monday, 23 March 2015

My Silver Jewellery Are Changing Colour

I love buying jewellery. I’m a silver lover. I think silver fits me better, but I own some gold jewellery too. But of course most of them are not real silver and real gold. Now I have the problem that the silver colour, after some time, is turning into an ugly rust colour. And I had no idea what to do about it. And now one of my favourite necklaces is ruined because of the colour changing. Which I truly hate because I paid for it (of course) and now it’s ugly and I’m not going to wear it anymore.

In this photo you cannot see the colour difference very well. But when I wear it it's very visible that it's an ugly necklace now.

I was searching on the internet to solve the problem. But I couldn’t find a solution to get my necklace silver again. But what I did found was to prevent my jewellery from changing colour. It’s super easy and from now on I’m going to do that for every “fake” silver or gold jewellery that I buy. Because my rings would change colour too from silver to an ugly colour or my fingers turned green(!) Have you ever had that too?!? That is also not very good looking. And internet said that all I have to do is buy a colourless nail varnish. If I give my jewelry a little bit of nail varnish that they cannot change colour or make my fingers turn green!

Here I'm also too late with nail varnish and this ring started to get the rust colour too
The ring in the picture is painted with nail varnish and I can’t see the nail varnish sticking on it so that's good. Now I hope my jewellery is not changing colours anymore... It’s sad that my favourite necklace is ruined but for the next time I will definitely do this in hope to prevent it from changing colour. Do you have the same problem and do you have other solutions to prevent you jewelry from turning into a different colour? Please let me know what you do about it! I can use some extra advise.

Xx Rianne
Saturday, 14 March 2015

NOTD: MUA fur-effect Nails

Almost a year ago MUA (Make-Up Academy) was finally released in The Netherlands and my eye fell on this nail product a few weeks ago. I’m always polishing my nails and try different things on my nails like a ‘sand nails effect’, or just all sorts of nail art. And so I bought the MUA ‘fur-effect nails’ and I was really curious if it really would feel like fur and how it would look on my nails. And now it's a grey cold saturday I thought it was the right time to make these Fur-Effect nails!
Under the fur I used the MUA Plum Noir Nail Polish because it was the same colour. So that people can’t see that  I missed some parts of fur on my nails.

Also when you apply the fur on your nails be prepared for a huge mess. I really tried to work properly without fur everywhere but that’s impossible. The fur was everywhere and it’s still sticks to my hand and I’m sure I will find more fur for the next months in my room.

This is the result of my nails.

I think I’ve to get used to my nails because right now I think it looks and feels weird on my nails. (I polished my nails 5 minutes ago.) But I can tell you: it feels really soft! At first I was sceptical about that but I’m not anymore. I also love the colour. Purple can be a really dark colour but this is a kind of light purple. I don’t know how to describe it, it’s just perfect I think. But for the next time I have to use more fur because when I study my nails I see there are some places not covered in fur on my nails. 
The mess I made... 

Xx Rianne
Friday, 13 March 2015

High Tea Swipe & Shop

February 25th I was invited to a high tea because I use the app Swipe & Shop. The idea was that we, users of the app, could tell the crew what we would like to see in the next update of the app. So yeah, I was really curious about what we would discuss or what I could expect and I went to the high tea to meet the crew of this app.

Let me first explain a little bit about the app. We all know Tinder right? (If not, where have you been???) This app is like Tinder but then with clothes. You see items on your screen and then you swipe it right if you like it and you swipe left if you don’t like the item. The items get collected in your wish list and then you can shop the items immediately. Or just keep them there in your wish list to shop them later. Now, to be honest I only use this app when college is boring. I’ve never shopped anything from the app. I use this app so I get some inspiration. And then I just go shopping in real shops and not online. 



So I had to go to Sanoma, one of the biggest publishing companys of magazines in The Netherlands. And me being a student journalism, was very excited to go in there and see how it looks like. So I walked into the building (After I was lost for 20 minutes) and was overwhelmed how huge this building was.  I haven’t seen anything else inside the building because I wasn’t there for a tour of course.

Pamela, one of the Swipe & Shop crew came and picked me up and brought me to the high tea. And then we had tea and lots of food. There were brownies, Oreo brownies(!), cake, chocolate and of course tea. Then we started and they asked lots of questions about online shopping and if we wanted to see something new on the app that they haven’t featured yet. I think it was very interesting to also meet other users and see how they thought about the app and what they wanted to see in the next updates. We talked a lot and before I knew it, time was up and we had to go home. Last but least they gave us a goodie bag. YAY!! Presents or gifts always make me feel special. :) In the goodie bag was: a little wrist band by aiby, Noir bodylotion by Hunkemöller, Nestle Chai Tea Latte, Bros chocolate, Flair magazine, Shampoo by Guhl and sunglases by Your Own Stylist. I really love the sunglasses!! They're so cool. Look at them!

This app is Dutch, but I think it’s very easy to use even if you’re not Dutch. We Dutchies use a lot of English words in our language, so I think if you see ‘Mijn Wish list’ that you can guess that it’s “My Wish List’. The only thing that is harder to understand is the description of the products under the button with the € sign. But as I said I only use this app to get inspiration and don’t look very often for more information about the product. And I think you girls can use this app as inspiration too. If you're not Dutch and you've downloaded the app. Let me know in the comments if you understood how it worked... Or else I have to add to this post that it's just an app for Dutch girls.

Xx Rianne

Ps: This post may look like a promotion post but it’s not. I just think it’s very special that the crew of an app invited us, users, to a high tea to talk with us about the new app and see what we would like to see on the app or what we want to change. I think this is just a very good idea and I’m very excited to see the next update and see what they used from our input.

Pps: Here's the link to their blog for the Dutchies if they'd like to read about the high tea from the crew themselve. And that's also their blog where they keep you up to date about everything about the app.
Monday, 9 March 2015

Batiste Dry shampoo Blush & Britt

I already told you about my oily hair problems. I’m still searching for a good dry shampoo and when I was in France this summer holidays I saw Batiste Dry shampoo. I haven’t seen this brand in The Netherlands, but maybe my eye didn’t fell on it or it’s in a shop I do not have nearby. But when I was in the ’Leclerc’, (a massive grocery store) I saw this really cool designed Batiste Dry Shampoo bottles. So I had to buy these two. One is Batiste Britt and the other one is Batiste Blush. Since I had only used Andrélon dry shampoo I was really excited to try these two happy designed dry shampoos. 
The Batiste Blush dry shampoo smells like flowers. Just as fresh as the package looks like is the smell. Really nice and soft. The Britt designed shampoo smells weird. What it smells like? I don’t know, but it’s a smell I’ve smelled before but I can’t remember when or where I smelled it. But it’s not a disgusting smell. It just makes me think really hard in hope I remember when and where I smelled this. And every time I use it I can’t get over it that I don’t know what the smell is. ;)

These dry shampoos makes my hair look pretty and fresh after I’ve used it, what is of course the main point of a dry shampoo. I have a feeling that these dry shampoos are better than Andrélons shampoo because when I spray it on my hair, my hair looks fresher instantly. And when I used Andrélons shampoo I had to wait a little time and sometimes I had the feeling that it didn’t even work at all. And when my hair accidentally turns grey because I sprayed Batiste too close to my hair I can comb it out of my hair. When I accidently had grey hair from Andrélons dry shampoo I had to wash my hair because it would stay grey and I couldn’t comb it out. Also this shampoo dries very quickly I don’t have to wait too long till I can brush my hair. The description on the back says that you have to use your hands but I use a brush. I do that because hands are a bit more dirty then a brush (unless you never clean your brush of course) The smell also stays very long in my hair. When I move my head I can smell it and that just an extra and makes your hair feel fresh. The designs are really cool and it looks great and I’m really happy that I bought these dry shampoos.

Xx Rianne

Monday, 2 March 2015

Being Dutch and Speaking English

As you know, I’m Dutch. And I love England and English as language. It’s a language that almost everyone speaks. (am I right?) I’ve a very good friend in the Chez Republic. We both speak different languages but because we both have learned English we’re really good friends now for more than 4 years! And that’s amazing. All what one language can do! 

But I still have a little struggle when it comes to speak English. I read English books and that’s not really hard to read for me. But speaking is different. In English you’ve the ‘th’. Words like: THink, THings wiTHout, THought. In Dutch we don’t have that.  And that’s for me one of the hardest thing to speak out loud. At least I thought….

But then I found this poem and tried to read it and I almost wanted to give up speaking English. I’ve never stuttered this much while reading/speaking. And now I challenge everyone to read this poem and I hope that you guys struggle too while reading this. HAHAHA(!) Especially native English speakers. I really want to know how easy it was to read this. Have fun!

If you can pronounce correctly every word in this poem, you will be speaking English better than 90% of the native English speakers in the world.
After trying the verses, a Frenchman said he’d prefer six months of hard labour to reading six lines aloud.
Dearest creature in creation,
Study English pronunciation.
I will teach you in my verse
Sounds like corpse, corps, horse, and worse.
I will keep you, Suzy, busy,
Make your head with heat grow dizzy.
Tear in eye, your dress will tear.
So shall I! Oh hear my prayer.
Just compare heart, beard, and heard,
Dies and diet, lord and word,
Sword and sward, retain and Britain.
(Mind the latter, how it’s written.)
Now I surely will not plague you
With such words as plaque and ague.
But be careful how you speak:
Say break and steak, but bleak and streak;
Cloven, oven, how and low,
Script, receipt, show, poem, and toe.
Hear me say, devoid of trickery,
Daughter, laughter, and Terpsichore,
Typhoid, measles, topsails, aisles,
Exiles, similes, and reviles;
Scholar, vicar, and cigar,
Solar, mica, war and far;
One, anemone, Balmoral,
Kitchen, lichen, laundry, laurel;
Gertrude, German, wind and mind,
Scene, Melpomene, mankind.
Billet does not rhyme with ballet,
Bouquet, wallet, mallet, chalet.
Blood and flood are not like food,
Nor is mould like should and would.
Viscous, viscount, load and broad,
Toward, to forward, to reward.
And your pronunciation’s OK
When you correctly say croquet,
Rounded, wounded, grieve and sieve,
Friend and fiend, alive and live.
Ivy, privy, famous; clamour
And enamour rhyme with hammer.
River, rival, tomb, bomb, comb,
Doll and roll and some and home.
Stranger does not rhyme with anger,
Neither does devour with clangour.
Souls but foul, haunt but aunt,
Font, front, wont, want, grand, and grant,
Shoes, goes, does. Now first say finger,
And then singer, ginger, linger,
Real, zeal, mauve, gauze, gouge and gauge,
Marriage, foliage, mirage, and age.
Query does not rhyme with very,
Nor does fury sound like bury.
Dost, lost, post and doth, cloth, loth.
Job, nob, bosom, transom, oath.
Though the differences seem little,
We say actual but victual.
Refer does not rhyme with deafer.
Fe0ffer does, and zephyr, heifer.
Mint, pint, senate and sedate;
Dull, bull, and George ate late.
Scenic, Arabic, Pacific,
Science, conscience, scientific.
Liberty, library, heave and heaven,
Rachel, ache, moustache, eleven.
We say hallowed, but allowed,
People, leopard, towed, but vowed.
Mark the differences, moreover,
Between mover, cover, clover;
Leeches, breeches, wise, precise,
Chalice, but police and lice;
Camel, constable, unstable,
Principle, disciple, label.
Petal, panel, and canal,
Wait, surprise, plait, promise, pal.
Worm and storm, chaise, chaos, chair,
Senator, spectator, mayor.
Tour, but our and succour, four.
Gas, alas, and Arkansas.
Sea, idea, Korea, area,
Psalm, Maria, but malaria.
Youth, south, southern, cleanse and clean.
Doctrine, turpentine, marine.
Compare alien with Italian,
Dandelion and battalion.
Sally with ally, yea, ye,
Eye, I, ay, aye, whey, and key.
Say aver, but ever, fever,
Neither, leisure, skein, deceiver.
Heron, granary, canary.
Crevice and device and aerie.
Face, but preface, not efface.
Phlegm, phlegmatic, ass, glass, bass.
Large, but target, gin, give, verging,
Ought, out, joust and scour, scourging.
Ear, but earn and wear and tear
Do not rhyme with here but ere.
Seven is right, but so is even,
Hyphen, roughen, nephew Stephen,
Monkey, donkey, Turk and jerk,
Ask, grasp, wasp, and cork and work.
Pronunciation (think of Psyche!)
Is a paling stout and spikey?
Won’t it make you lose your wits,
Writing groats and saying grits?
It’s a dark abyss or tunnel:
Strewn with stones, stowed, solace, gunwale,
Islington and Isle of Wight,
Housewife, verdict and indict.
Finally, which rhymes with enough,
Though, through, plough, or dough, or cough?
Hiccough has the sound of cup.
My advice is to give up!!!
English Pronunciation by G. Nolst Trenité

I found this poem here on The Poke. There is also a man who read this poem in correct English on YouTube. (If you want to figure out how to say this poem correctly.)

Tell me in the comments below how well you read this poem!

Xx Rianne