Oui, Oui... Paris!

Unfortunatly my summer holiday is coming to an end... But not before I share some pictures of out summer holiday in Paris! We had a great time and the weather was actually pretty okay too! I was a bit worried about safety issues, since there have been some terrorist attacks in France recently. But luckily we didn't notice much of that at all. The only thing that was a bit intimidating was the military security at one of the bigger train station in Paris. Army men with big automatic weapons...that's just a sight I am not very used to and probably never will be.

Charlotte kicking a ball at the vacation park we stayed at. This park was called 'Le Chene Gris' in Pommeuse and it was very close to Disneyland and the city of Paris. It was also very kid friendly. There was an animation team for the little ones, lagune pools, mini disco and different playgrounds. Charlotte had the most wonderful time there! The caravan we stayed in was perfect. It had a little porch and it was clean and tidy. It had everything we needed. A very comfortable way of doing some family camping!

Obviously we had to visit Disneyland! We started our vacation with some cloudy weather, and we decided that would be perfect for visiting the park and that we would safe the 'sunnier' days for other activities. I was really excited about showing Charlotte the 'It's a small world' ride, but unfortunately it was closed for maintenance. That was a bit of a bummer. But it didn't stop us from making the best of it!

Anna and Elsa! We're in a Frozen fase right now, so it was very magical to see the characters in 'real life'.

Riding the tea cups...and loving it!

Turned out a lot of the attractions at Fantasyland were quite scary. Especially the Snowwhite ride (it was really dark and it had a scary looking witch that seemed to pop up everywhere). Charlotte would even end up sleeping in our bed that night because she had some scary dreams about it. She kept telling us she wasn't scared though, but as a parent you just know. So we decided to take it easy with this little boat ride around different fairytales and a simulair train ride. Very cute and laid back attractions for all ages!  

The most magical of the day was definitely the parade! We got to wave at all our favorite Disney characters and the parade ended with the big mouse himself!

Charlotte infront of the Eiffel Tower! 

A close up of the detailing...absolutely gorgeous! I had no idea how much detail went into building this thing. Obviously I've seen a lot of pictures of the Tower in the past but I never noticed this. That's really why you need to go see this thing in real life. It's much prettier than you think!

This is the view of the Notre Dame from the little terras we decided to sit down for our lunch. I ordered a plain cappuccino that I paid 6 bucks for...that was the second most expensive plain cappuccino I ever had! But the view was worth it. The most I spend on a plain cappuccino was at Harrods London. That sucker cost me 8 bucks! Speaking of London, I might go back there this year!

We got a metro pass that allowed us to travel all through Paris. You kind of need that because all the big highlights are actually very far apart. Paris is a big city! The Metro system kind of reminded me of the one in London. It's actually very simulair and as easy to use! I snapped a piture of this cute old little entrance sign at one of the Metro stations...I believe this is the one at Cité...How cute is this?

Charlotte playing in the pool at the vacation park. We saved the sunnier days for activities like these!

Well, that was it! Where did you spend your summer vacation? And if you're also getting back to work next week...good luck to you!


The Makeup Mix-Up | Summer Lippy!

To some summer will probably stand for bright colored eye makeup and lipsticks, but for me it's all about minimalizing. We don't have normal summer weather over here. It's either extremely cold and wet or incredibly hot. And there's nothing I hate more than having my makeup melt off my face. Well... there's probably something I hate more, but you understand what I mean. When it's hot and summery out I like to keep my makeup light and simple. Like this lipbalm from Superdrug for example! It has a little bit of color to it and it smells like strawberry! Love it!

I combined this lipbalm with some BB Dream Fresh tinted moisterizer by Maybelline, All Matt Plus Shine Control powder by Catrice Cosmetics, Alabaster Pink base and Cocao Shimmer contour shadow on my eyelids and the Rich Chocolate Brown liner shadow for my eyebrows (all from the Big Beautiful Eye Palette by Benefit), Lash Princess mascara by Essence and to finish it off some Bronze Block by Sleek. Here is the complete look:

(And yes, I am a horrible selfie taker)

This week I'm joining the Makeup Mix-Up link up again. Check out http://makingmrsm.com/ and http://www.mirandawritesblog.com/ for more looks from this week's prompt!

So, what is your go to makeup for the summer?


Life in July!

Hi there! It is time for another monthly picture bomb of what's been going on in my life. A little bit later than usual (and I'll admit...a little bit shorter), but we were on our summer vacation! So that is always a good excuse, right? I'll do a seperate post on our vacation later.

07/03/2015 - We started this month off with a full blown heat wave. So that meant some well needed refreshment in the shade!

07/09/2015 - We had a team building day at work. We spend the entire day boating the canals, shopping and eating! I can imagine worse workdays!

07/18/2015 - Visiting the aquarium and attending a dolphin show. Charlotte was so excited about it all and couldn't stop smiling and clapping. I got so teary eyed seeing her like this. I love it that I am able to experience things like this with her.

07/22/2015 - We had a playdate at the petting zoo! There was a big play area, including a groundwater pump. Charlotte just couldn't resist the muddy puddles surrounding it. I blame Peppa Pig for that! Haha!

07/24/2015 - Celebrating the first day of my summer vacation with this delicious cheese cake and a latte macchiato! This is seriously the best cheese cake ever!

Well, that was it for now! I hope you all have a wonderful summer! See you later!