August NL05: Leiden and a FotD.

Listening to this while putting this together so I feel like it should be the soundtrack whilst you read/scroll.

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For some reason I got it in my head that morning to take a picture of what makeup I used. Blinc mascara.  Revlon Matte lipstick in 005 Strawberry. LancĂ´me Star bronzer in 02 Solaire. Elf eyeshadow C brush. Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On eye pencil in El Dorado. Barry M Kohl pencil in Bronze. Make Up Forever eyeshadow in 10 Yellow Gold.

Bagels and Beans is hands down the best chain in the Netherlands.  If you ever visit Amsterdam, or any other part of the country, go to one of these.  They're dotted around the larger cities, some even have multiple locations.  Each interior is unique and adorable, the people that work there typically young and nice.  Oh, and everything on the menu is FUCKING DELICIOUS.

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This is the tomato bagel with avocado, tomato, and lettuce plus pesto and sun-dried tomato cream cheese.  I also highly recommend their hot chocolate.  They bring you a glass of piping hot milk that you mix a tiny dish of chocolate chips into.  Hnnnnnnnng.

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Despite biking to Leiden (and not dying), I only ate half.  Here's me posing on the shopping street with my to-go box.

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Sanne got a bag of chocolate chips to give to Lex as a present.  The same chips they use to mix into the hot chocolate.  Of course you can eat them straight.  It don't matter!

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Admiring some beautiful things I can't afford.

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The camera is balanced on a rubbish bin in these last two.

Some of these pictures weave well into this video.


6 comments

  1. Hey Marion! Lovely photos:) What camera do you use for these photos and the video? They're just so lovely, the lighting is perfect. They're gorgeous. I have a Nikon D5100 but my pictures are never as gorgeous.

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    1. Thank you, Mariam! I use a Canon T3i for both my photos and videos. And I'm pretty sure these were done with a Tokina wide angle (11-16mm) lens. Sometimes I post my photos raw, but other times I edit them in photoshop or with a program called ToyCamera AnalogColor. These were given a blue/green twinge in photoshop. Hope that helps!

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  2. Hello Marion,
    Is it strange that I like how you upload photos from months back? Makes me feel nostalgic of past summers/days or something. Which is stupid as I've never been to Ze Netherlands.
    Love reading your blog - when you write you often write about things that I can relate to which makes me feel like a normal human being as I realise I'm not the only one who feels this way. Sorry to wax all vague. :P

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    1. Well I'm glad at least one person isn't put off by it! This blog is just a blog of past things. And it makes me so happy to hear you find in my writing something you can take for yourself. Vagueness forgiven.

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    2. I'm sure there are many others who aren't put off by it!
      Your posts always make me curious. You have this lovely restraint when you write, and it both shows the kind of person you are whilst making me want to know better who you are. Not in a stalker way, or as a YouTuber and fan way, just as a fellow human being.
      I hope I don't sound too stalker-ish... i just think your writing style really has your colour embedded in it. which is something I've always found difficult to find in myself. :)
      Keep cool Marion!

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    3. Do not worry: no stalker points awarded. I really do appreciate your kind words--thank you!

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