Wednesday, 28 February 2018

Garnier Hydra Bomb Tissue Mask

Winter is here. Finally it’s freezing and there is a chance we get to skate on natural ice! I already searched for my ice skates and am hoping that tomorrow we can skate on real ice. Last time was 2013 if I’m right. But this also means that this weather is extreme. And it’s extreme COLD and the air is dry and my skin even dryer. It’s flaky and itchy.
It has come to a point where it’s so dry in the morning that I can apply a moisturizing day cream twice and my skin still feels dry. So I’ve been trying to find a product that can help my day cream with moisturizing my skin. And a little while ago I found the Hydra Bomb tissue masks from Garnier. I bought a few of them and used them all because I loved the result. But I didn’t buy new once, until I was in a discount store and saw them again last Friday. I immediately used one and Monday I used another one again. And my skin is feeling a lot better!

I really like the idea of the tissue facemasks. I love facemasks in general but pasty facemasks always create big messes. Or I create big messes, I can’t handle it neatly. It’s always in my hair, on my hands and on the doors when I’m on my way to and from the bathroom and my own room.

And this mask is just so easy. I get it out of the package, put it on my face and there is only a bit of stuff on my hands which I always swipe off on a normal tissue. Quick and easy and not messy. The blue one has a soft smell. I’m really bad at describing it. It’s just not too much that it makes you sick. (I once had a chocolate flavoured facemask and I had to remove it earlier than the 15 minutes because I started to get sick because of the overwhelming scent it had).

The pink one is the one I tried out on Monday and was a first try. I had only seen the blue mask in the shops. And just like the blue ones, I like it. It’s smells a bit different but not bad at all.
After the facemask my face doesn’t feel that dry anymore. The next day, sadly my skin is feeling dry again. But not as dry as when I didn’t use them. So there is an improvement I guess. I do enjoy these facemasks and they’re not even that pricy. It’s just €3,00 for one facemask. And when I bought them at the discount store they were half price. For you Dutchies, I found them in the PrijsMepper discount store.

For this weather, I think this mask is a quick and easy sollution! I'm possitve about them!
What’s a facemask that you use against a combination/sensitive skin?

 Xx Rianne
Monday, 26 February 2018

I Donated My Hair!

You guys! I did something awesome a month ago. My hair was really long. And I’ve always said that when I was going to cut it off someday I would donate it. But I’ve been saying that for two years. And every time I reminded myself of this thought I would quickly change my mind and say: "it’s not the right time yet".

And then 3 months ago I was like: alright, one more cut to get rid of split ends and the next cut will be the final one. Chopping off at least 30 cm of hair to donate it to a charity that makes wigs for girls who lost their hair because of cancer or other illness that causes hair loss.
And then, on Monday January 8 I told my mom while eating breakfast: “This afternoon I’m going to cut off my hair”. And I did it. And I was scared. My hair hasn’t been this short since I was around 7 years old when a hair dresser made a disaster haircut. (My hair was so short it was almost like a bowl cut, while I wanted a long bob. HORRIBLE!) After that disaster I never ever cut my hair short. My hair has different lengths of long, but always long.
And now my hair is just on my shoulders. It’s so short I can barely put a pony tail in it… but I’m so happy with how it turned out. I was scared that my super straight hair wouldn’t look great short. But it does! And I’m so happy with this. Not only that my hair is short, but also that I can make a girl happy somewhere to give her a wig. That’s the main point of this. 
So, if you have long hair and consider cutting it off. Search for a hair dresser that can donate your braid. It’s such an easy thing to do. Normally charities asks for money, and some people just can’t miss the money. But donating hair is the literally the easiest thing to do. -  Once you are ready to cut off your beautiful long locks - . It took me two years to cut my hair off. So don’t make a hasty choice and regret it later. Make sure you are sure about your cut. We all know hair grows back, but it takes a while. So you really have to be ready. But once your mind is set, it’s the easiest thing to do.

If you want to donate your hair too, take a look at some of these websites. I’ve tried to find as much as I could for you guys, but I don’t speak every language, so if you have a different language than English, German or Dutch, I’m sorry, but you have to google a bit for yourself.


Children with hair loss
Locks of love
Wigs for kids


Little princess
Hair harvest 
> these guys buy your hair

The Netherlands:


Do you know more websites that give information about hair donation for your country? Tell it in the comments below to help a lovely donator out and to make it easy in finding the right website to send his or her hair to.

Xx Rianne
Saturday, 24 February 2018

Movie Review: The Post

As a student journalism I had to go and see this movie. So as soon as it released here in the Netherland me and my friend picked up our Vue Movie Passes and went to the cinema.
Photo by Hannes Wolf on Unsplash
The story is about a woman who becomes the head of the The Washington Post. Men do not feel good about a woman reigning the company. But Kay Graham (Meryll Streep) is a fierce woman that doesn’t give up easily. Then it comes to a moment that there is a leak in the government about the Vietnam War and another newspaper got those documents and is publishing what is really going on in Vietnam. The government wants them to stop publishing and takes them to court and the newspaper has to stop publishing. Than Ben Bradlee (Tom Hanks) is getting his hands on those Vietnam files and Kay has to decide whether or not to publish these government secrets.

What for me, as a journalism student, was fun to see was how news was made back in the days. These days all the newspapers are the same, we read articles on internet and the next day there is a longer story in the newspaper.

Back then, you had this game with what was the news. What is the other newspaper working on? What 
is their front page? And when the other newspaper had those Vietnam files in their hands, it wasn’t easy for The Post to get their hands on it. They simply couldn’t download or email the files like how we do it these days. I really liked that the journalists had to get out and be on the street to find the news. Also, the discussion if the government can tell what a newspaper publishes and what not was very interesting to see. They fought for freedom of the press and I never knew that this leak also brought freedom of the press in danger. Luckily for all of us it ended well!
Photo by Marco Djallo on Unsplash
And then also the making off a newspaper. What a fantastic insight this movie gave into how they used to make newspapers. I was geeking out. Sitting there smiling and asking myself if I could travel in time just see one day in the making off a newspaper.
Sas and I were really positive about the movie. But sometimes it was so much information that we only read subtitles and weren’t really watching the movie. We are not Americans and the movie was quickly introducing president after president. Yes, we’ve learnt a bit about the presidents, but this movie was giving us name after name and little explanation. It’s wasn’t bad but it was hard for us to keep up with all the information sometimes.
Overall the story was great, actors really good and it had some funny moments in it too.

It’s a good movie but I was less enthusiast about it than other movies I have seen lately. But movie is more like infotainment than just entertainment like Maze Runner Death Cure or The Greatest Showman. Duh

Xx Rianne
Monday, 19 February 2018

Sunshine Blogger Award

On January 27th, 2018, I was nominated by Sarah Michelle for the Sunshine Blogger Award! I have been blogging for a while but never took things too serious. I’ve started to take blogging more serious again after a break and BAM! I got nominated! So Sarah Michelle, thank you so much for recognizing my blog and nominate me. Also, because of this nomination I discovered new bloggers! It is great to discover new talent! So go and check out the blogs of the people I nominated!
Sarah Michelle added questions in her nomination and I answer the questions below:

1 Who do you look up to the most? (Can be a famous person or even a family member)
I look up to successful people in general. One moment it can be Selena Gomez, the other moment lily Collins or Zoella or J.K. Rowling. Name it. I am just in some sort of awe when it comes to their dedication and ‘luck’ in their life. I love to read about how they didn’t give up or reached their goal. It’s just so inspiring. I don’t have one role model I have as much as possible.

2 If you could go anywhere in the world, where would it be?
I would love to visit LA. I don’t know what it is, but all the photo’s I see on Instagram are gorgeous. So I would love to go and visit LA.  

3 What is your most favourite T.V. show? (Can be on Netflix, Hulu, or it can be one that they don’t make/show anymore)
again, I don’t really have one. I used to watch Teen Wolf for years but that show is over now. I LOVED the short series Alias Grace. It changes all the time. As soon as I start something I’m hooked. Then it’s over and I’m on to the next obsession.

4 What was your most favourite movie growing up?
Narnia. Such a magical story.

5 How did your blogging journey begin and is it what you thought it would be?
It started a while ago. When I started my study journalism, me and 2 friends created a blog. We stopped after a while because they didn’t want to continue. So I started my own blog. I’ve been blogging for 3 years now. I think it is harder than I thought it would be; coming up with content and trying to make good pictures. But I still enjoy it. It is my hobby after all!

6 What is your biggest pet peeve about people or anything?
I can’t stand it when I hear someone eating or loudly breathing.  Misophonia…

7 Who made you believe in yourself and pushed you to your best growing up?
My mom, dad, brother and sisters. They are the most supportive and loving people. Without them my life would have been so different and I would have been such a teeny tiny girl afraid to do what I love. They support me through everything and give me advice!

8 When did you know for sure that you wanted to start blogging?
When my friends stopped with our shared blog I didn’t want to stop. I had much more ideas. I was always reading blogs and finding inspiration and trying to create something new. I just couldn’t stop!

9 Did you enjoy high school, or no?
We don’t have high school like in America. In the Netherlands the school system is very different. I wish I had the high school dances and everything I always see in the movies. It looks awesome! (That’s all I know about high school.)

10 Is there a career that you want to go in, in the future or just continue blogging?
At the moment I’m trying to graduate and hopefully finding a new job. (Not specifically journalism. Just something that crosses my path.) I think I will keep on blogging because it’s my hobby. If I can make money out of blogging, that would be amazing!

11 Who is your celebrity crush and why you like him/her so much?
I’ve two crushes:
1. Logan Lerman. That guy is so talented and beautiful. And he’s in my favourite movie: The perks of being a wallflower. The way he acts as Charlie is the Charlie I imagined when I read the book. His other movies are also really good and I just enjoy watching him ;) playing different personalities.
2. Selena Gomez. She is so talented and gorgeous. I still am in love with her song ‘who says’. It helped me when I was younger. And the rest of her music is just perfect and I also love her acting in movies!

Now it is time for the Nominees to write their post for the Sunshine Blogger Award! There are just a couple little rules that you will have to follow though and those rules include:
Thank the blogger who nominated you and a link back to their blog! 
Answer the 11 questions they asked you! 
Nominate 11 new blogs to receive the award and write 11 new questions for them
List the rules and display the Sunshine Blogger Award logo on your post/blog! 
1 Why did you start blogging?
2 What’s the weirdest thing someone said to you?
3 What’s the first thing you do in the morning?
4 Is there something you can’t live without?
5 If you could change one thing in the world, what would it be?
6 What’s the worst movie you’ve ever seen?
7 What is your favourite book and why?
8 What is the best childhood memory you have?
9 What is your hometown famous for?
10 What was your dream job when you were younger?
11 If you had to dye your hair, what colour would you choose and why?
Wednesday, 14 February 2018

Story time: Valentine Fail

 I want to share a little embarrassing story about my one and only valentine fail when I was – I think - 10 years old! A trip down memory lane... Enjoy!

Photo by Maira Gallardo on Unsplash
It was Valentine’s Day! And when I was 10 years old it all started in school with the ‘boyfriends’ and ‘love’. So everyone in my class was very excited. We had some couples in our class and we knew some people had crushes on others. So we all wanted to know what presents were bought. 

I’ve always been a bit scared of boys when I was little. They were always so rough and yelling and I was a very shy girl, unless you knew me. And I just didn’t like boys. So I wasn’t crushing on anyone.

And on Valentine’s Day I went to my seat and saw a heart shaped lollypop on my table. I can remember that I was really scared when I found that present on my table… And my best friend came to her seat and saw it too and looked at me -with this sneaky smile I will never forget- and said out loud: “Who gave you a present?” I was too scared to say anything about it and of course we both wanted to know who gave it to me. I don’t know exactly what I was thinking, but I know for sure that I was panicking. Everybody was looking at me... Panic all over.

Then a guy came over and told us: “Oh I messed up your seats. It was meant for your friend and not for you, Ri.” I don’t remember the rest of what happened, I don’t even remember who the guy was... I couldn’t find the story in one of my old journals so sadly I can’t tell you more. But this is what I remembered and it kind of sucks. I think this is my very first memory of Valentine’s Day. A heart attack on Valentine’s Day…

I just wanted to tell you this story, because I think it’s kind of funny. While I wrote this down I’ve been smiling all the time! Such a funny memory of Little Me.

I hope you have a better memory of your first Valentine’s Day ever!

Xx Rianne
Monday, 12 February 2018

An Unexpected Journey in Salzburg

I had kind of a situation going on. I had made a booking mistake. I visited my friend for 8 days, would leave Wagrein on day 8 to go to Salzburg. Spent the night there in a hotel room and catch my flight on day 9. But it turned out my flight was on day 10. Oops…

So I had a whole day and night extra. So instead of choosing a hotel, I went for a hostel. I googled for a little while and found this cheaper hostel with a shared room.

I thought I would never survive those two days in Salzburg. I was thinking about a scary situation of me being in sleeping room, alone, with a pervert or more perverts or something like that.So when I checked in I was trembling and wishing, hoping and telling myself that everything would be fine. But I couldn’t fool myself. I was so NERVOUS. I went to my room and… No one was there. I was alone. So I choose the best bed – of course- and started to unpack.

Then I heard the door open and a guy (E.) walked in. We unpacked our bags and started to talk for a little while. Then we went to MacDonald’s, went back and still nobody else had arrived yet. Perfect, I thought, I know E. a little and he’s very kind and as long as there are no others coming in this room I think I’ll survive. Around 10 pm another Dude came in huffing and puffing as if he had the most terrible life ever. He kept huffing and puffing until he fell asleep. He did not really talk at all. And I thought that I could actually deal with this and fell asleep.

The next day when I was ready to go explore Salzburg I thought it would be nice to ask if E. had any plans yet. E. hadn’t, so we went out together and we’ve been exploring Salzburg the whole day like we’ve been friends for ever. It’s really funny to see how two strangers can become friends. We tried to find the old part of the city and walked in the snow for a while. We also visited the castle, which was beautiful! The only sad thing was, because of the snow and fog, we didn’t have the promising view everyone talked about. But still, take a look at this picture. It’s something of a view right?

When we got home 3 others had arrived and the room was full. We didn’t really talk to each other because of the language barrier. And then it was time to sleep again. Full confidence I laid in my bed,set my alarm on three different times because I was scared that if I slept through one alarm I would miss my flight. Well, it turned out I didn’t needed those alarms.

The whole night two people had been snoring. Louder than I’ve ever heard. One person is bad enough already. But this was two persons. At the SAME time. It was like a competition. One snore was louder than the other. So I woke up around midnight and didn’t sleep the whole night. And when the snoring finally wasn't that loud anymore I fell asleep. But then Dude woke up and turned on the light in our room at 6am to grab his bags. So I was wide awake by then. I was so annoyed that I got up as well and left earlier than planned and left to go on the airport.

Little demons in the Dom of Salzburg
But I never thought I could do this. Walking around in a strange city alone, with a stranger by my side. But I did it. I thought I would be awkward. Because that's who I've been for the past few years. But I learned so much… I dealt with things I thought I couldn’t deal with. Thanks to therapy in the past few months and especially thanks to my mom for always believing in me and my always supportive sisters. They called me the moment I realised my booking mistake. They talked me through all the demons I was seeing for these two nights in Salzburg.

And now I feel so strong. I always thought I was this awkward and weird person. I believed the things that people told me years ago. But this adventurous holiday has been proven me that I can survive and that I’m stronger than I could ever think I was!

That’s the best feeling in the world!

Xx Rianne
Saturday, 3 February 2018

Movie Review: Maze Runner Death Cure

Finally! It is here: The Maze Runner Death Cure. I’ve been waiting a few years for this movie to come back on the big white screen!

This movie is perfect. It was totally worth the wait. And I’m happy to see that Dylan O’Brien totally recovered from the accident that happened on set when they started filming this movie. That's the reason why this movie didn't came out the year after Scorch Trials.

The story.
I think the story is better than Scorch Trials. Scorch Trials had more of a scare factor and Death Cure is telling and showing more about what is going on. Also character development is better in Death Cure than in Scorch Trials.

The Gladers survived the Scorch Trials and Minho was taken by WICKED. That’s how Scorch Trials ended. And Death Cure starts with an awesome opening scene full of action where they are trying to save Minho. Thomas is going to get him back. No matter what. And Newt, Frypan, Brenda and Jorge are coming with him to save Minho from WICKED.
And then all sorts of things happen. Theresa is working on a cure. More scary Cranks are visiting the boys on their mission, more people are getting diseased by the Flare and Thomas gets some unexpected help. And that was an awesome moment! When the person revealed its face I was sitting in my chair, turned to my sisters and said: no way... NO Way!!

And two seconds later the Gladers say: NO WAY!?

We were thinking the same thing! What a surprise that was! A good surprise. But there were also surprises that you’re like... Noooo why? James Dashner what is wrong with you?! That’s just pure evil…

And really I liked the ending of this series. I liked it much more than the ending of The Hunger Games. Those movies were really good too! Don’t get me wrong. But the end of The Hungers Games was a bit weird to me. And this ending added more to what I was feeling. It wasn’t a perfect ending for our Gladers. But at least they were sort of save. I liked it this way!

Also a little fun fact: I talked about this movie for so long that my mom finally gave in and watched the Maze Runner. Last week Maze Runner Scorch Trials was on TV. So she watched and yesterday I got a text message from my mom and she said: Going to the cinema to see Maze Runner Death Cure.
And she loved it too! YAY!

 Xx Rianne

Ps. I had this one planned for two weeks ago. But today I noticed that I never published it. So I edited it a little bit and this time I hit the publish button. A bit late... it’s two weeks after its release. Sorry. But otherwise I could never tell you the story of my mom loving the Maze Runner Series too ;)