December 27, 2013

The Favourite: 2013 Beauty Staples

As it's the end of the year I've been thinking about my favourite products and have come down to a selection of 14 products that I've used almost all year round and that I truly love!

December 20, 2013

The Last Minute Gift Guide

This year has been quite stressfull for me so I thought I'd go hunting for christmas presents early. Normally I end up buying the last presents on the 24th, but this year I've done a great job and planned and bought everything way in advance. But for those who haven't done that yet or got invited to just another christmas party, here's my last minute gift guide for probably everyone.

Set 1

November 24, 2013

Maurits Barmentloo - Laufen

If everything just gets too much, slam the door behind you and walk. Just walk.

 My brother Maurits Barmentloo just released his first music video called "Laufen" (engl. "Walking"). He is a singer and songwriter, but also likes to perform with his band. Through his music he tries to enforce, inspire and talk to people. If you're interested you can find him on Facebook , Youtube and on his website.

Lots of Love

November 7, 2013

The Current Favourite #2

At the moment I just have my holy grail products that are perfect for (almost) everyday use and never dissapoint me.

November 4, 2013

The Haul: Loving French Pharmacies

As I recently went to Corse I did a bit of french pharmacy shopping. Just a bit !
I was looking for mainly bourjois items as I can't get them here in germany. Especially the "bourjois healthy mix foundation" was on my top list. I couldn't find it in the end, but did some great other purchases instead.

October 30, 2013

The Week's Nail: #4


This week's most loved nailpolish is "Commander in Chic" from the complete salon manicure range by Sally Hansen. As topcoat I used the Sally Hansen Insta-Dri Anti-Chip Top Coat and after 3 days there's no chipping or anything. Lovely brown-grey colour that looks really cozy with a slouchy knitted sweater! Commander in Chic is all for the cozyness, Sir!

Lots of Love

September 26, 2013

The Life: Leaving On A Jet Plane - 2 Weeks No Juliesdreams

Two weeks no JuliesDreams! I'm off to my well deserved holiday in Corse! For now I'll just I leave you a beautiful picture of corse that I googled.. And I will be back with my own pictures, adventures and beauty picks from France!

Lots of Love

bloglovin // instagram // twitter// pinterest

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September 23, 2013

Instagram Roundup #1

This week as autumn really hit my area it was all about being comfy, warm and lazy.
Staying in bed all sunday morning // Hating autumn weather, despite the lovely rainbows // blogging in a cozy environment is best! // no-makeup-makeup for this week!

My instagram is @juliesdreams!

Lots of Love

September 22, 2013

The Covet: Non-Black Handbags (Under 50€)

non black handbags

As much as I love (all of..) my black purses I also love some colourful ones. Besides of the bright red option I tend to like autumny colours like cognac, burgundy and dark green. 
At the moment I'm searchig for a new non-black addition since my other bags have all seen better days. So I'm loving the four options above, but would love to know other bags for under 50€ that you like!
Lots of Love

September 20, 2013

The Style: French Holidays

French Holidays

Next friday I'll be heading to Corse (France) for my needed two weeks of "summer" holiday with the boy. I quote summer as it's really already autumn, but Corse has 25°C waiting for us though. Me being excited for sun but not being to optimistic about shorts and bikinis all day long, I've been looking for my perfect french pieces that are summery but won't let me get a cold.
So my packing list looks something like this..

September 19, 2013

The Favourite: Autumn and Winter Nailpolishes

autumn and winter polishes

If you've read about my favourite colours for this year's autumn and winter clothing then you might notice a small pattern. I just love the cozy, autumn colours with a pop of brighter colour here and there.
This year the colours for me will be: a rosy nude, a dark wicked red, a dark cozy grey, a vibrant electric blue as a focus to brighten up a grey comfy outfit (i don't really , a dark navy blue and a dark military green. 
And as you can probably see, I love me some essie polishes. Just such simple application and that's what you want in winter if you're about to go out and put your gloves on.

Do you have any favourite nailpolishes for this season or don't you differ between the warmer and the colder months?
Lots of Love

September 17, 2013

The Current Favourite #1

So since I haven't been posting a monthly favourite (lack of time to experiment, lack of rotation in my stash..) on a regular basis I thought I'd start a "Current Favourite" series. It will still be listed under "The Favourite" at my sidebar though. 

September 16, 2013

The Organization: Blog Renovation

For the past weeks I've been working on the design of my blog. And now I'm finally ready and quite proud as I got myself into some HTML.

The biggest change besides from the new look that juliesdreams has is the menue-bar. The navigation is now located at the left side of juliesdreams just above the search-option and the postarchive. You can now easily click on one of the six cathegories and switch between them. 

September 15, 2013

The Focus: Yellow Brightning

So with my "Blog Renovation" I'm starting a whole new cathegory on my blog: Lifestyle. There have already been some posts about lovely stuff here on juliesdreams, but they didn't fit the beauty and fashion class so I decided to open a new one. More about my blog renovation will probably be posted tomorrow.

And as it goes this first real lifestyle post is going to be about interior (my second love, just look up my pinterest...)

As I was redecorating our appartment I noticed that we really don't have any yellow furniture, decoration or pops of colour. Nothing. We have other fresh bright colours, but no yellow. So I decided to look whether a yellow piece would be worth it or not. I went onto the internet and holy moly I got obsessed. Yellow is such a nice colour! Colourblocked, with black and white or just as a small statement. As summer is just over I'm really searching for some brights now as they make a room look so clean, fresh and warm at the same time! 

September 8, 2013

The Week's Nail: #3

My favourite nailpolish for the past week has been Korres Myrrh & Oligoelements Nail Colour High Shine / Long Lasting in 45 coral. It's a bright but chic and lovely coral that has a beautiful shine to it. This just extends my summer a bit! The polish itself is full coverage after just one application and stays for 4 days without chipping which is amazing (and I didn't even wear a topcoat, lazy me..)

Do you have a favourite nail colour this week? And do you still wear bright colours during fall?

Lots of Love

September 6, 2013

The Covet: Autumn and Winter Colours

winter colours

Loving these colours and textures for autumn and winter this year! Some softs and a bright one. Lovely!

Do you have favourite colours for the colder months? 

Lots of Love

September 3, 2013

Tue - SeeSoundShopSearchedSaveShow - Day: #2

See - Sound - Shop - Searched - Save - Show

August 31, 2013

The Beauty: Korres Coral Lovers

I've never been a huge fan of pink tones. I've always loved a play outside in the garden or a walk through the forest as a kid, so I think that's why I never really developed a mega girly manner. That's me trying to write a beauty related blog and doing my makeup in the mornings even when I'm going to stay in my PJs that day.. BUT I love all things beautiful and I'm a huge sucker for coral. So this CORAL LOVERS (!!!) Set from Korres came exactly right for my end of summer makeup vibe.

July 23, 2013

The Beauty: Hot Weather Survival

You know the times when it's boiling hot outside and you instantly begin to sweat when you just move your pinky? That's the times I just don't want to moisture and pamper myself. But just in those times it's even more important to stay hydrated and keep your skin hydrated as well. So I found some products that work perfectly for me and that don't make me moisture for hours and let's face it: break out in sweat.

June 24, 2013

The Style: Pink Summer Wedding

So this is for those of you who are attempting hot summer weddings. A bright pink pop of colour but just chic enough to fit for a wedding...

Pink Summer

June 23, 2013

The Style: Hot Summer Pop

Hot Summer Pop

This is my "Go To Outfit" at the moment. It's boiling hot in Germany and I still want to look good.

May 31, 2013

The Favourite: May 2013

As you can see I'm a pot lover. I like taking a big scoup of something out of a put and start moisturizing, peeling or conditioning. So 3 out of 6 Favourites are lovely potproducts. So if you're a potlover as well, stay tuned! If not, I MAY have something else for you too!

May 23, 2013

The Beauty: Smelling A Korres Summer

Korres Love
I confess. I am in love with spring. I am in love with summer. I am in love with Korres and I am in love with Korres' smells.

April 29, 2013

The Favourite: Spring Nailpolishes 2013

So today's blogpost is going to be about my favourite spring nailpolishes. As the weather finally gets warmer and brighter, I tend to go for some lovely, summery colours. Not only for polish, but also clotheswise. I just love it, when the flowers and people look so bright and colourful. Just makes me smile.

April 23, 2013

The Beauty: Mayday Mayday!

We all probably have a few go-to / emergency / last hope items that we can't live without and we try to have with us as often as possible. For me they all stay in this small pink seethrough mesh bag from Clinique. 

April 19, 2013

The Jewelry Edition: Favourite Rings

 As part of my "Favourite-Jewelry"-Row I'm showing my most worn and favourite rings!

April 12, 2013

The Jewelry Edition: Favourite Necklaces

Today I want to show you my favourite necklaces as first part of my "Favourite Jewelry"-Row.

April 9, 2013

Tue - SeeSoundShopSearchedSaveShow - Day: #1

See - Sound - Shop - Searched - Save - Show

chirsellelim's instagram, I love her outfits! 

Passenger with "Let Her Go"

Just bought this lovely purse from Urban Outfitters for 11€.

April 5, 2013

The Haul: Going Crazy For Dainty Doll

As you might have seen on my blogpost/instagram a couple of days ago, I've scheduled all my blogposts for April. But as something happens plans change. And today I originally wanted to start my "Jewelry-Collection" row, but as I got a small beauty related package this morning I wanted to show you what's inside! So the "Jewelry-Collection" row will start next friday with my favourite necklaces! Keep an eye on that!

So I've read I COVET THEE's blogpost about her latest Dainty Doll purchase and had to order myself some little things. At Fragrance Direct they're selling Dainty Doll products for 1.99£ / 2.33€ what, compared to their normal prices is a HUGE bargain! And as I saw Alix purchase I wanted some of those lovely blushers myself. But certainly I wasn't the only one who saw this snip, so many things were already out of stock. Happily I could get my hands on some other lovely stuff!

April 2, 2013

The Favourites: March 2013

For this months favourites I've got six beauty related things and five other random faves!

March 31, 2013

The Organization: Blog Planning

Planning my April blogposts! Coming up on Tuesdays and Fridays! And special for this month: Favourits Jewelry Project!

What else would you like to see? Would love if you left a comment below, on bloglovinhellocotton or on twitter and instagram!

Lots of Love

March 17, 2013

The Beauty Wishlist: April 2013


Since my birthday is on April 11th I'm having an eye on some gorgeous beauts! Stay tuned for my hauls and birthdaypresents ;-)

March 1, 2013

The Haul: Amsterdam & Gouda

During Valentine's Day week I went to visit my dutch family together with my boyfriend. We drank a lot of tea, ate cookies and chatted through all of my different sibbling's houses. It was a lot of fun and great to see everybody, since I hardly get to meet them once a year.
And staying in Gouda, half a hour away from Amsterdam, we surely went there to have a small sight seeing (my boyfriend never beeing to the Netherlands or Amsterdam..) and a bit of shopping. The great thing about shopping in foreign countries is, that nearly nobody else at home will have the exact same item. And you got to test out new, unknown or long adored make-up and beauty brands and trends. 

February 25, 2013

The Haul: So I went shopping...

So I went shopping..
That's what I told my boyfriend and he totally cracked up. Because every time I tell him, he knows that I went totally insane and that I'm going to present him all of my new loves. And so I went and showed him what I'm going to show you now. And I got hyper and he went nuts.
So I went shopping. And not only one time, but a couple of times last month. So I'm going hyper again looking at all this and hopefully you will go hyper too.

February 20, 2013

The Weeks Nail: #2

So this has been a real wonder for me. Having nailploish on, doing dishes, crafting, studying and so on and my nailpolisch is still on. And I applied it Tuesday the 12th! No chipping at all! So my favourite nailpolish for now more than the past week has been Essie "Spaghetti Strap". It's a wonderful nude colour. I just got it 2 weeks ago, after I watched ViviannaDoesMakeup raving about Essies Nudes. The polish is full coverage after just one application and I just used my regular base coat and no top coat. It looks amazing with a casual outfit but also for a night out! Just layer some rings and you're good to go! I really love this nails polish already!!

February 18, 2013

Pretty pretty please..

pretty pretty please excuse my abscence. I've been visiting my family in the Netherlands and forgot my camera at home.. Blogposts will be up the next couple of days!

Look forward to a Amsterdam Haul, Weeks Nail, Beauty Haul, NYX Palette Review and so on!

Lots of Love

January 31, 2013

The Beauty Wishlist: Febuary 2013

Want for February

As Christmas is just gone and I got a whole lot of new beautystuff, I'm lusting to getting something new. 

January 27, 2013

The Weeks Nail: #1

My favourite nailpolish for the past week has been Manhattan Couture Carnival #01. It's a gorgeous military green. Which I love to combinate with a military coloured shirt or just some nude or burgundy clothes. The polish itself is full coverage after just one application and stays for 3 days without chipping which is amazing!

January 26, 2013

The Favourite: January 2013

So it's time for a new favourites blog. I left out my december favourites as I wanted to do a "2012 Bests", but then I got insanely ill and I couldn't get out of bed and in front of my computer. Do you still want to see those favourites? But as they were my favourites of the year 2012, they will probably be pretty good this year too. So if they appear in a favourites blog I will sure tell you so. 

But now we'll dive into my favourites of this frosty month. It's been snowing a lot here in Germany. So not to many beauty stuff in here since my makeup is always gone after a couple of hours and I focus on moisturizing the hell out of my skin.