Saturday, October 5, 2013

My Amsterdam Haul

Hey guys,

as I mentioned in my last post, I like to show you what I bought during my holidays in Amsterdam.


Perhaps some of you can imagine what's the first thing I bought.... It's a souvenir cup from Starbucks. I really love Starbucks. There's nothing like a coffee of it and everytime I vistit a city I HAVE TO GO THERE and buy a cup with the towns name on it. I like them so much because every cup shows the significant attractions of the city like in this case the high, small houses, the sewers and of course the bikes.

As second souvenir of the town I bought a magnet. I have several magnet boards at home and I always have too little magnets to hold all my stuff. I'm always happy getting a new one. I like organizing special notes, postcards or photos like a collage on the boards so, like the Starbucks cups, during every holiday I buy a magnet as souvenir for my boards.
This time it's a cow on a bike with tulips in the bicycle basket. Like I told you, there are so many bicycle riders in the town what's very caracteristic for Amsterdam, just as the flowers. The Netherlands in general are known for having so beautiful tulips ( Did I mention that there is a flower market built up on a sewer?) and whereever you go, you see so many cows. They rest directly on the meadows nex to to the streets, ignoring the traffic around them. In Germany you won't find that...
The sunglasses and the bikini are just for fun I think. :-)

Living accesoires:

My next stop was in the Yankee Candle Shop. I think Yankee Candle is not so well-known as the candles from Bath and Body Works, but the brand is quite international. They had so good-smelling candles, especially with autumn-smells that I couldn't decide which one to buy. The decision has fallen as I recognized the special offer of getting four Samplers for 10 €. I took Salted Caramel, Vanilla Chai, Red Velvet and Strawberry Buttercream. My absolutely favourite is the Salted Caramel (Oh, by the way, today I've ordered a Salted Caramel Mocha at Starbucks and it was so tasty.... Oh my gosh.... :-D), it's perfect for cold days when you prefer relaxing at home with a hot tea or a hot chocolat under a blanket... fantastic... =)


For food specialities I bought - guess - cheese -  yes ;) There are a lot of stores where you can taste the different kinds of cheese. They have natural ones, cheese with herbs, cheese with cumin, green pesto, red pesto, cheese from goats... everything you want. I decided to pick a natural one which is really tasty.

Makeup and jewelry:

Not to forget the makeup... I bought my first MAC lipstick ever in the colour Candy-Yum-Yum.
Oh my gosh, I love this colour so much. At first I was unsure if the pink is not to intensiv for me but after looking in the mirror I was quite sure that I NEED this colour in my lipstick collection! Because it's the most expensive lipstick I've ever own in my life, I really appreciate it. I like the creamy formula very much and its really long lasting - it's definitely worth the money! =)

The ring I bought is from Brandy Melville. I heard a lot of this brand from YouTubers like @beautybaby44 or +missglamorazzi and was really happy to find a store in Amsterdam. The clothes they have are amazing. At last I decided to buy this ring which is golden and has a small white stone in it. For me it fits perfect on my ring finger. It's not a every-day ring, I prefer to wear it with glamorous clothes what, in my opinion, makes the ring more special. =)


Last but not least I bought... what every women buy... clothes, yes ! =)
I found two T-Shirts at Vero Moda. They are both from ONLY and they are casual, comfy shirts for every day. You can wear them with jeans, pants or a skirt. I like the prints on it that give the shirts its casual character. OK, I could have buy them in the german Vero Moda but I saw the shirts, liked them and ... bought them -  why wait? =)

So, that is my Amsterdam Haul! I hope you enjoyed it!  What do you buy as souvenirs when you are on holidays?



  1. Hi! Cute blog! I almost always buy some type if artwork when I'm on vacation. I like that I can hang it up somewhere in my house and remember the trip forever.
    Love that Mac color you got!
    Kallie @ But First, Coffee

    1. Thank you! Yes, that's really the best thing. You never forget the amazing time you had! =)

  2. Nice post! That lipstick is gorgeous
    It would be super cool if you could check out my blog :)

  3. Ich war auch letztens für einen Tag in Amsterdam und bin total begeistert von der Stadt!

    1. Ja, sie ist wirklich super schön! Fährst du nochmal hin? =)