Monday, April 30, 2012

Reminder: Desperate Housewives

For all Desperate Housewives fans: episode 20 of season 8 came out!!! I don't even remember what happened in the last episode, shame on me. I can barely restrain myself from watching it right now but I need to prepare some food first. Enjoy!

 
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30.04.12

It seems like the weather-gods read yesterday's post because guess what? IT'S A BEAUTIFUL DAY! I woke up from the bright sun shining through my curtains and I couldn't be happier. Spent all day outside with Katarina: eating some sushi in Green Park, listening to music, talking and walking around London with a frozen yogurt in my hand. Fantastic! 
 
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Short, shorter, shorts!

After briefly checking out Zara today, my friend and I decided it's probably best for our wallets that we stay away from there. I saw lots of nice things, but it were the shorts that caught my attention. Shorts are my number one favorite for summer and Zara has so many nice shorts at the moment (they would look so much better with tanned legs though). 


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Sunday, April 29, 2012

29.04.12

With the billions of droplets of water that fell from the sky the past week, I haven't been able to do many interesting things. But this made me enjoy the rare moments of sunshine even more! But I'll tell you what I did through some Instagram photos.
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Saturday, April 28, 2012

Recipe: chicken

I've prepared this chicken three times already and now I've tried it out enough to give you the proper recipe for it. I eat this in combination with a salad, raw chopped vegetables, cucumber with yogurt, taco shells or whole grain Lebanese wraps. You can eat it with whatever you like actually. This recipe is for one person with some leftovers which still taste great the next day.


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Scented candles

With this droopy and grey weather, all I want is some cozy-ness in my room. Scented candles are perfect for that! I'm burning one as we speak and it smells lovely (Astier de Villatte Edimbourg). So I made a little list of scented candles for you, from cheap to expensive. Scented candles also make the perfect gifts, even for yourself, as a little treat.
From left to right, top row first:
Ikea Tindra Vanilla £ 2.29
Diptique Verveine £ 38
Yankee Candle Vanilla Cupcake £14.99
Lily-Flame All is Well £8.50 
Yankee Candle Clean Cotton £16.99
Lily Flame Mellow figs and Garden mint £ 8.50 
Ikea Tindra Rose £ 0.89
Astier de Villatte Naples £ 50 

Click on the prices to go straight to the online shop. 

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Friday, April 27, 2012

Fashion against aids

Yesterday, H&M's new Fashion Against Aids collection came out. I had a little look and there were some items that I liked! Right now, the bikini is high on my wish list. There was also the most colorful and amazing hammock I have ever seen, perfect for summer, not so perfect for London city.. Have a look at this collection, it's for a good cause and there are some perfect festival items in it!



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Thursday, April 26, 2012

Latest buy: high tops

Here's my latest purchase: the River Island navy wedge high tops. Aren't they awesome? Okay I'm pretty sure some of you won't like them but I think a few of you will (my sister for example). Most important is that I like them. These are basically sneakers with a hidden wedge inside which makes you a few centimeters taller without having to wear high heels, how smart is that?

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Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Healthy food inspo

For those who want to get 'back on track' with healthy cooking/eating before summer, here are some inspiring Tumblr pictures for healthy cooking. Healthy food can definitely be boring sometimes but it doesn't have to be! 
I keep these pictures on my phone so whenever I feel uninspired to cook I can have a look. I also have a folder with really unhealthy- but oh so good food pictures but what's the point of putting those on my blog right?  I'd rather have a good influence on my readers ;)  I will also try to post some more recipes the upcoming weeks, so stay tuned!

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Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Maru the cat

Meet Maru, my favorite cat on Youtube. He's big, chubby and loves boxes and loves doing weird things. His owner has uploaded hundreds of videos of this incredibly silly, strange but cute cat. I could watch these videos for hours because they're sometimes hilarious, but also relaxing in a way. I made a little list of my favorite Maru videos. 




Click on the following to watch the videos:

Maru sliding through boxes 

Maru jumping in and out of a huge box 

Funniest video of Maru 

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Fashiolista

Fashiolista is a brilliant way of finding and keeping all your favorite items of the web on one personal page instead of saving them in a million folders (guilty!). I'm a fan! Follow me on Fashiolista: http://www.fashiolista.com/style/whiskersandlions/ . 




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Monday, April 23, 2012

8 reasons why I like pockets

I'm a real pocket person. What do I mean by 'pocket person'? I just love pockets! Every kind of pockets, except for pickpockets. Enough with the lame jokes, I will outline the reasons why I like pockets so much (no, I'm not a total weirdo. I'm sure you'll agree with at least 2 points on this list).

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Sunday, April 22, 2012

Latest buy: statement necklace

Here's my latest buy: a statement necklace with big rhinestones and neon yellow bits. This is the first statement necklace I own; all my other ones are really thin and barely noticeable so this one is really contrasting. I had my eye on it for quite a while now and I had to visit 4 different H&M's to find it! Do you like it as well?   



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In Time

Sorry for the lack of posts today! I have a good excuse: I was sick in bed all day. Apart from making tea and staring out of my window for hours (what a lovely day it was, and I got to enjoy it from my bed..), I watched the movie 'In Time' with Justin Timberlake and Amanda Seyfried. No, I didn't watch it with them but they were in the movie (ha-ha). 


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Friday, April 20, 2012

Green smoothie

This morning I decided to try out something new for breakfast: a green smoothie! This is a smoothie which has 50% fruit and 50% green (think spinach, celery, kale..). It might look a bit scary because it's bright green, but give it a try, it tastes better than it looks. This is the perfect breakfast or snack. I'll give you my recipe from my first time trying a green smoothie. 


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Thursday, April 19, 2012

Latest buy: popsicle maker!

I found this cute little Popsicle maker at Ikea today (a spontaneous little trip after uni classes). You might have noticed my enthusiasm in this post so you'll understand that I'm really happy with this pink and yellow gadget! As soon as the weather Gods allow it, I will experiment with different flavors and fruit juices when it's hot and sunny outside!

 

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Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Fashion Playground

As I was walking through Westfield after work, on my way to the supermarket, I noticed balloons and curtains at the entrance of The Village, the 'fancy' part of the mall. I asked what it was: GQ and Vogue's Extraordinary Fashion Playground, an evening filled with prizes, gifts, collection previews and special offers. Sounded good to me, so I went on the Westfield website while doing groceries, and in no-time I had my invitation for the party
 
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TBS Brazil nut body butter

After 4 months of using the Brazil Nut Body Butter by The Body Shop (a mouthful!), I decided I had to make a post dedicated to this little piece of heaven. This is actually my first body butter from TBS (The Body Shop). I went for a look during the January sales and thought it was time to try one of those body butters everyone was raving about for years (always check out TBS during the sales, they have great deals!). After having 'sniffed' every scent, I went for Brazil Nut. 


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Tuesday, April 17, 2012

17.04.12

I'm at the airport right now about to fly back to London. I'm a bit sad to leave Belgium but at the same time I've missed London. I can't wait to be in this vibrant city again! And the best thing about flying to London is the hour change: I leave at 3 pm and I arrive at... 3 pm! I just think that's so cool (I'm probably the only one). 
 See you in London!

Picture from Weheartit
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Monday, April 16, 2012

We are handsome

This morning I found some very beautiful images from the brand We Are Handsome. Not only the pictures look incredibly summer-y, but also the bathing suits and dresses are completely my taste. Cute animals, flowers and nice shapes, that's what I like! I discovered this brand last summer and rediscovered it today. And now, everything on the website is on my wish list. Is that bad?
ps. this is another great series of desktop backgrounds;) just click on the image to enlarge.

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Sunday, April 15, 2012

Rainbow hair

I came across this picture on Weheartit and I instantly thought "wow!!". This girls hair is so beautiful! It's long, a bit curly in the ends and it has a really cool dip dye: perfect. If my hair was that long I'd probably try the same thing!   


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November flashback

I finally managed to develop and pick up the pictures my brother and I took when he was visiting me in London last November. I remember that it was really freezing cold that week, but with clear skies and a lot of sunshine. We went all over London and did some sightseeing. All pictures are taken with a cheap little analog camera, which I love for a change! (but the quality isn't great).   

Being a tourist at Marble Arch

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Saturday, April 14, 2012

Six tips to keep your skin clean

I'm not a beauty expert, but I have read enough magazines to give you some tips which I have accumulated over the past few years. They're really simply little things that could make a difference in how your face/skin looks.

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Friday, April 13, 2012

The Hunger Games

Just a quick movie recommendation for you today: The Hunger Games. I decided to watch it so I would finally understand what everyone was talking about. Tributes? Districts? Katniss Everdeen?? You won't be stuck with question marks any longer once you've watched this movie.

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Thursday, April 12, 2012

VS beauty

Victoria's Secret doesn't only have lingerie, but also beautiful beauty products. I think the packaging is always attractive and original. I have two body splashes and they smell absolutely delicious. I probably like VS's beauty products more than the lingerie and clothes, simply because of the cool packaging and lovely scents. The following products are so summery as well! I can't wait for the Victoria's Secret to open here in London; that is, June this year, New Bond Street. I also heard there should be one opening in Westfield Stratford City before the Games!


 
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Wednesday, April 11, 2012

What happened to mr. sun?

What happened to the weather? A few weeks ago we were sipping mojito's on a terrace, wearing skirts, wearing sunglasses and eating ice cream. Today, an umbrella is a must and a thick sweater is definitely necessary. And silly me thought it was officially spring. I guess we'll have to wait till the April showers are over!

 

ps. This is my 100th post! I think it deserves a hurray. I love blogging and will certainly continue to do so. You are the ones that make it worth it;) don't be afraid to leave a comment and give your opinion on my posts, I'm happy to read them!

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Raf Simons for Dior

Here's some Big Belgian fashion news with a capital B. For those who think that Belgium has little to offer in terms of fashion, think again! Some proof: Dries van Noten, Martin Margiela, Ann Demeulemeester, Olivier Theyskens; only a few big names who have a significant influence in fashion world. Now, Belgium's very own Raf Simons, previous artistic director at Jil Sander, is Dior's new artistic director (!!!). 


Raf will follow John Galliano's footsteps (not his missteps) as head of Dior. Now that's something which makes me extremely proud to be Belgian. Raf's work for Jil Sander was quite minimalistic and I wonder how he will handle Dior's previous theatrical collections. I'm very curious to see Raf's first collection for Dior, which will come out in July in Paris. What do you think about it? 

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Exclusive Conscious

Not only is H&M coming out with a regular Conscious collection this spring, but also with an Exclusive Concsious collection which mostly consists of beautiful dresses. I say: perfect for upcoming spring/summer parties. Take a look and I'll tell you which my favorites are! I'm also in love with the rose gold sandals, they seem to go well with every dress.

Favorite number 1!
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Monday, April 9, 2012

Recipe: omelet

I know pretty much everyone can easily make an omelet, but I had to share with you my recipe for a delicious omelet on Easter Monday. I'm really not an egg person and I rarely eat eggs, but last Tuesday, I had a sudden craving for omelet. I decided to have a little peek into one of our best cookbooks called 'De Basis' by Homarus. This little black book contains 150 of the most basic recipes ever, like an omelet for example. Sometimes it's important to go back to basics when you cook, and that's what I did. 

 
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Sunday, April 8, 2012

H&M gold

I spotted these gold necklaces in H&M's online shop; pretty neat, right? Would look great with tanned skin, a white dress and messy beach hair. However these can actually be worn with pretty much anything, in winter and summer. All below 15 euros.

 

 


 
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Saturday, April 7, 2012

Favorites: lip care

This is my - almost complete - lip product collection. My favorites are M.A.C. Viva Glam Gaga (which is almost finished, oh no!), Fresh&Wild peppermint lip balm, Rosebud Salve, the Victoria's Secret lip gloss, and the pink Barry M lipgloss which tastes like bubblegum! I also had a favorite M.A.C. lip gloss but I finished it a few years ago and I don't remember the name; I really want to get a new one soon. Please let me know if you want me to make an individual post about one of these lip products.


1. Gosh Soft 'n Shine lip balm 'Barbie'
2. Cupcake lipgloss (brand unknown)
3. Sleek Pout Polish 'Pink Cadillac'
4. Barry M Glossy Tube 'Pale Strawberry'
5. Lancome Juicy Tube 'Cherry Almond'
6. Victoria's Secret Beauty Rush lip gloss 'Strawberry fizz'
7. M.A.C. Viva Glam Gaga lipstick
8. Barry M Glossy Tube 'Flamingo Pink'
9. Fresh&Wild peppermint lip balm (review here)
10. Barry M Glossy Tube 'Iridescent Violet Glitter'
11. Rosebud Salve - a classic!
12. The Body Shop Delipscious in pink

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Thursday, April 5, 2012

Tips to prepare for summer

Now that it's April, I think it's time to tell you how I like to prepare for summer and the upcoming sunny days (summer starts in three months!). Here are eight ways to prepare yourself for a sunny spring and summer.


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Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Coconut oil

I had heard many good things about coconut oil before. But after seeing this beauty blogger raving about coconut oil in several of her videos and posts (for the non-Dutch speaking people, use google translate!), I decided it was time to try it out for myself.

 
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Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Spain in pics

I made a little collage of my trip to San Sebastian because I thought it would be a bit more interesting than individual photos. I know I promised you some more pictures and this is the best I could do. It includes my new coral nail polish from Catrice, lots of beach, my favorite tapas (Solomillo), some palm trees, my boyfriend and I, my converse, shopping at Zara and my favorite breakfast drink when I'm in Spain: Nesquik and milk. And that's also pretty much what I did in Spain:)  


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Cat post

Warning - if you don't like cats, stop reading here. I feel like I need to do justice to my blog's name, so here's a cat post for you, full of cats! I have three lovely cats at home and an eye for finding cats everywhere (even in chocolate and backpack form).
Cat yawning
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Monday, April 2, 2012

Latest buy: Zara wedges

Here are my new black wedges I got in Spain at Zara. I had been looking for a new pair of comfortable high heels for a while now, so I thought these wedges would be perfect, and they are! I've worn them only once so far but they seemed to be very comfortable and I think I could wear them for hours while being out. I think I'll be able to get a lot of wear out of these shoes because I know I almost always go for my most comfortable heels when I know I'll be out for a whole evening/night. There was also an orange pair but I opted for the (maybe slightly boring?) black ones because that's what I'll wear the most.


 
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Caviar manicure

Many bloggers - including my sister - have blogged about this, but I just couldn't help but mentioning too, just in case you've been living under a rock regarding beauty news. Nail caviar. This is really a trend I have been waiting for ever since I saw this photo on the web - April 2011 to be exact - and saved it in my files:


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Sunday, April 1, 2012

01.04.12

By the way, I'm back from Spain. Left the lovely sun yesterday morning and arrived to 6 degrees and clouds in the evening; not so lovely. I'll show you more pictures later! I can't believe it's April already (get ready for a cliché) time goes by so fast. Only 3 months before summer is there, I can't wait.


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Ombré

Found these lovely photos on ILoveWildfox; what beautiful hair. I know the ombré effect has been around for quite a while now but these girl's hair is the most beautiful version of this trend I've seen so far! If I had super long brown hair I'd do exactly the same.




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