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25 more facts about me

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Since my last facts-about-me post I have accumulated quite a lot more. I already knew I wanted to do another facts-about-me post, and since I wasn't able to actually publish anything I had planned to publish last week (blame that on exams) I figured now would be the perfect time to put this one online. Enjoy my weirdness, and have fun!


I love the smell of coconut, but I don't like the taste.My first time leaving the country was when I went to London during my first year of high school.I met my best friend when we were placed in the same field hockey team so many years ago that I don't remember.I own 119 books and 3 comics.I wake up every morning at the same time. I often don't even have to set an alarm because I wake up 5 minutes before it. I love stationary and I cannot leave cute pens and notebooks in the store.I can draw several Disney characters, if I have a picture of them as a reference.I'm the only girl on my dad's side of the family.I don't like coff…

Weekly playlist: Songs I sing in the shower

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Whenever I take a shower, I like to play music. I feel like the time passes a whole lot quicker and I can sing along to my favorite songs whilst also going through my routine. They're mostly upbeat songs that I can dance and sing to and there are a lot of different kinds of songs in there!



Sax by Fleur EastBig Girl (You are beautiful) by MIKAPretty Girls by Britney Spears and Iggy AzaleaHigh Hopes - White Panda remix by Panic! at the DiscoLost in Japan Remix by Shawn Mendes and ZeddKiller Queen by 5 Seconds of Summer Sing by PentatonixSmooth by Santana and Rob ThomasFaith by George MichaelA Cover is not the book by Emily Blunt and Lin-Manuel MirandaThe Greatest Show by Panic! at the DiscoCome Alive by Years & Years and Jess GlynneThe Other Side by MAX and Ty Dolla $ignWasabi by Little MixTouch by Little MixWhat's your favorite song to listen to in the shower?
XO Lissanne

January Haul

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Last week I went shopping with my mom, because I had gotten some money for my birthday and for Christmas, and I had seen quite a few things on clothing websites that I wanted to try on in real life. We walked around for a while, not really liking anything I had seen so far. And then, in the last three stores I scored big time! I wanted to give youtube another try for this post so check out the video below to see everything I have bought!




Links & prices
Stripey shirt - ONLY €19.99
Green flannel - H&M €14.99
Pink sweater - Primark €10.00
floral pj's - Primark €8.00
Spotted blouse - Primark € 13.00
The Island by M. A. Bennett - Book €11.99
Femme Power - Pull & Bear €5.99
Land Line by Rainbow Rowell - book €11.95
The Belles by Dhonielle Clayton - book €19.95

Have you ever read one of the books I named?

XO Lissanne

2018 Christmas presents

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Life is back in full swing. School has started again, I am back at my own apartment and I've been falling asleep around 21:30 each night, love it. Looking back on my drafts for this blog, I realized that my "What I got for my birthday" post was incredibly popular. I never expected that to be one of my more popular posts! I hadn't really decided on whether or not I wanted to share my Christmas presents, but I quickly made up my mind about that.

Each year we buy each other presents to put under the tree. We have a budget of around €20 euros, which is enough for what we all have in mind. It's a lot of fun to see the stack of presents underneath the tree grow the closer we get to Christmas! I feel like my parents kind of went over budget on some of my presents, but I love every single thing that I received!
Legendary by Stephanie Garber
A heart to protect. A debt to repay. A game to win.
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December on Instagram

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December was quite something for me this year. School kept me occupied most of the time, but the holiday's have been a whirlwind for me. I got sick just before Christmas and I unfortunately didn't get to enjoy it as fully as I'd hoped, but I had fun nonetheless! December as a whole has been a month to remember. I did a lot of fun stuff and I cannot wait to see what January has in store! Here's what happened in December.


I turned 19! I celebrated it with my family and had a really nice time seeing everyone again. I have posted a little post about my birthday presents, which you'll probably find at the bottom of this post.I got to review my fifth book for The Parliament Press! It was a retelling of the Nutcracker and since I loved that story as a kid I jumped at the opportunity to review it!I went on a walk through the city where I currently live, Maastricht, which had been fully decorated for Christmas. I visited the Christmas Market and loved all the festive lights…

Dear 2018 me

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Dear 2018 me,

You've had quite the year. There's been laughter, tears, stress and more, but you've made it! You've survived another 365 days, and I'm proud of you.

Firstly, you've passed the first year of college! You've worked so hard to get here and I'm incredibly proud of you. You've done resits (that one before the summer was killer) but the moment you received the email saying you had officially passed to the next year was incredible! I don't think I've ever seen you so happy. You worked your way through those exams and deadlines and your hard work (and those pesky migraines) paid off.

This year you've gotten out of your comfort zone a little! You've made a lot of progress this year. Okay yes, it took a little work, but look at how great you feel in red, how often you've worn that blue dress your mom and aunt talked you into after the crying session in the store, how happy you've been with your red lipstick and short ha…

Goals for 2019

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Since the new year is fast approaching (OMG it feels like I've only just gotten home for Christmas break!) I thought it might be fun to write down my goals for 2019. My goals won't be the standard "loose weight, snack less etc", but I want them to be goals that I feel like I can achieve in one year.
Try to post on youtube again I want to get out of my little comfort bubble even more and I want to try and post something new on youtube. I haven't the faintest idea of what that would be or when I'll have the time to film anything, but I want to give it another go. Get through second year It would be amazing if I could get through my second year of my bachelors in one go. It's such a stressful time right now and the communication between students and teachers is terrible, so I hope it'll all turn out alright.
Travel more I always complain, mostly to myself, that I want to see more of the world. But it doesn't help that I'm a homebody and I'm …