The Holland Beauty Awards 2013

Hi all, 

Yesterday the Holland Beauty Awards have been given to the BEST BEAUTY PRODUCTS from 2012. I was very curious about the winning products and so I followed the Holland Beauty Awards on twitter. And when they had a giveaway of course I joined, which made me win an AMAZING goodiebag with some of the best beauty products according to the awards! More about my priceless goodiebag from Holland Beauty Awards later this week! Maybe even an unboxing video! Which would be my first video-log!

The awards where divided into different categories, lips; nails; eyes; foundation; perfume (mens / womens); salon; bodycare; luxurious bodycare; facial care; luxurious facial care and hair. Besides this categories they also picked out the best Beauty Blogger, a dutch pretty celeb with a good heart and every magazine working with the Holland Beauty Awards choose their own favorite product. Check out all the award winning products HERE! 

From all the winning products I LOVE Essie the most, their nailpolishes are just perfect! Great coverage within two layers, amazing colors and the nailpolish doesn’t chip that much! Besides that I would love to try the YSL lipcolor. It’s great right, a lipgloss with the color and coverage of a lipstick? Also I would still love to try out the OPI Gelcolors, I heard good things about the product and with this award won I will definitely go to a nail saloon very soon! Concerning the Nivea and Andrelon products, loved them from the beginning these products are just great. Mostly dry shampoo is one of the best inventions ever! Last but not least, after reading a bit more about the Chanel Coco Noir perfume I really need to go smell that scent and decide if I want / need to have it… The description of the perfume sounds perfect so I am very curious!

Ciao, Saranda @ Sarandipity

Do you know, that YOU are BEAUTIFUL?

Saw this great video from DOVE this morning and I almost teared up…
It’s just incredible to see how woman don’t know they are beautiful while others do see that beauty.

Check out the video:

What do you think of this amazing video? 

Do you sometimes or maybe even most of the time feel like you are not beautiful? You are beautiful! 
I’m sometimes very insecure about my appearance, which I think everyone is sometimes! 

Let this video learn you a lesson, you are beautiful! xoxo

PS: just found out you can compliment your friends with a DOVE facebook App 

To my dear followers….

When I started blogging I could only hope for comments and followers.
By now I know my posts with their pictures and text will be looked at, will be read by people, will maybe even inspire people!

For me it’s a miracle to have followers, people who like me and are interested in what I do,
what I hope to do, what I love and what I like. I would like to thank, every single one of you lovely people for following me. And I would also like to thank every single visitor my blog has, whether you comment on one of my post or not. If you leave a comment, great, thank you so much!

Everything I hear from you all gives me new ideas, keeps me going on, keeps me blogging on this little place in cyberspace that I own and have began to love.

I would love to meet every single one of the bloggers I follow, the bloggers and people I follow. Unfortunately I know this is as good as impossible, but maybe if I am lucky or if by coincidence I ran into some of you, knowing there is a connection, that would be amazing! 

Since I don’t have any relations with brands or something yet I can’t give you a fancy discount at an amazing online store or what so ever. I do am working on my network and will soon change my lay-out so my blog will get more professional. 

For now I am just working on hosting my first giveaway. I don’t know when, I don’t know what, but I think it will be here soon! 

Thank you all SOOO much for following, commenting and passing by.
Because of you I kept on blogging after a year with minimal views/comments and for you girls and guys (also for my own pleasure and fun of course) I will continue blogging! 

Love to all of you! Hugs, Saranda @ Sarandipity

Instagram weekly #14, thesis time

Hi all, it’s time for another Instagram update! 

Again I have been so busy the last week, all of a sudden a HUGE deadline was creeping closer and I knew I needed to work my butt of this week! Lucky me, on friday I heard my personal deadline wasn’t so huge after all, so yeah I did had some time for relaxation. Although it wasn’t much… Today is deadline day and I am really busy writing the last chapters so I can hand the work in this evening. 

Tomorrow will be a day of relaxation! Finally, 100% stress-free for a day! 
Enjoy my instagram weekly! 


PS: check out my STYLIGHT board: “It’s the year of spring” 

From left to right:

1. Selfie in the train back to Eindhoven after a nice evening at Mode Feestje & La Mode in Rotterdam! On this evening I met such a sweet fellow blogger! Check out her blog: Kotton-Kandy! The evening was very lovely and it was really a pleasure to be able to visit these events!

2. My succulent, one of the best growing plants in my apartment haha.

3. My bullboxer shoes. I bought this two years back and they still look so good! I really love these heels. I should really wear these more often I think…

4. Viproom Rotterdam, checking out the La Moda kick-off party with Deniece from Kotton Kandy. Unfortunately I couldn’t stay that long because I had a train to catch! Yes the one where I am sitting in at photo 1 😉

5. Shopping for huge houseplants and not finding one that was big enough! I do liked this plants a lot and I still want them but I have no place to put this plant… Help me out, where would you put a plant like this? In my opinion it’s too small to place on the floor and slightly too big to place on the saloontable… 

6. Funny selfieshoot with my boyfriend.

7. From where I stand, waiting for the train at Rotterdam Centraal. Wearing my new favorite DL1961 jeans and my Zara studded heels.

8. Homemade frozen strawberry juice! Healthy and yummie! Recipe: handfull of frozen strawberries, 2 teaspoons of brownsugar and a small glass of water. Blending and voila!

9. Nailswatch Essence Season of Extremes, 04. Just the nude of use. 

My name…

Found some cool story about my name which I wanted to share with you all: 
“What does Saranda mean?”
About my name, it’s kinda special… not to brag about it, it just is haha. The story about how my parents named me is also special in my opinion. They saw a birth card of another girl who was born in the same hospital, I never ran into her funny enough haha (maybe as baby’s?). And my parents liked the name so much they named me Saranda as well, yay! 😀 But the meaning of my name is kinda bizar… Read along:
“[ syll. sa-ran-da, sar-a-nda ] The baby girl name Saranda is pronounced SAERahNDah †. Saranda’s language of origin is Old Greek and it is predominantly used in Albanian. It is literally from the word saranda which is of the meaning ‘forty’. The first name is derived from the place name of the district of Sarandë in Albania, itself from the Greek phrase ‘Agioi Saranda’ meaning ‘Forty Saints’. A variation of Saranda is Sarandë (Albanian).”
So, translated to Old Greek my name means forty (40). By a miracle I was born on 4 october, 04-10, 4 times 10 = 40. Strange huh? It was meant to be I think! Serendipity in a way! And I must say, I love my name <3