10 Favorites From July

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July

August is almost over and I still need to post my July favorites. Managing several projects and personal changes at the moment, which had a big impact on my posting schedule on the blog and Instagram. 
Luckily, I got some help from my new super intern who will help with content and more. 
 
In July, we slowly started with our ’normal’ life as it was. For me was working regularly at the office again and going to some events with appropriate distancing. 
Furthermore, I visited museums and tried new restaurants, which is also included in this month’s favorite. 
 
Enjoy enjoy! And see you soon again! 
 
x Lily

1.

Estée Lauder Advanced Night Repair Synchronized Multi-Recovery Complex - Serum

Estée Lauder Advanced Night Serum

€88.57 (via Douglas)

Estée Lauder has just advanced their night serum and I’m loving it! Their new serum is the perfect addition to your night time skin routine. It hydrates for 72 hours, along with 8-hour antioxidant protection, making your skin feel firmer and minimized pores. It’s made for all skin types and also comes in a recyclable glass bottle.
I have been testing this for a few weeks and I always look forward to ending my beauty routine with a layer of this new advances night serum!

2.

Givenchy Irresistible Eau De Parfum

Givenchy Irresistible Eau de Parfum

Givenchy’s Irresistible Eau de Parfum is a great scent for the summer. Its floral-woody and fruity fragrance with Luscious Rose radiates all day long making it the perfect scent for long summer days. 
If you love rose scents like me, you will love this luxurious variant. 

€69.69 (via Douglas)

3.

Armani A-Contour

Armani A-Contour

The Neo Nude A-line contour line is a liquid-based contour that creates a healthy glowing complexion. It's a flawless addition to the no-makeup makeup look we all go for in the summer. It’s so easy to apply, all you need is two drops to the sides of your cheeks and it will instantly blend into your skin. It comes in two shades, I personally use the shade: 20

€45.54 (via Douglas)

4.

Netflix Unsolved Mysteries

Unsolved Mysteries

Unsolved Mysteries is Netflix’s newest documentary series. Each episode is a re-enactment of true mysterious stories that have been unsolvable to this day. This show is a must-watch for all the curious minds out there. It’s easy to binge-watch in one go but also great to watch periodically. My favorite episodes are 'Berkshires UFO' and some murder cases. 

Watch via Netflix

5.

Man Nam Korean Restaurant Army Stew
Man Nam Fried Chicken
Man Nam Mango Patbingsu Rotterdam

Man Nam 만남

Address: Goudsesingel 39A, 3031 ED Rotterdam

mannam.nl| Directions here

Man Nam serves authentic Korean Food located in Rotterdam. They serve everything ranging from Korean Army Stew to many different flavored fried chicken. My favorite dish was by far the 'Man Nam Soy Garlic'. After the first bite, I knew this was the best Korean fried chicken I ever had (side note, I have never been in Korea). It’s super crunchy outside, tender inside and tasteful until the end. 
I recommend you bring a group of friends so you can try out many different dishes as Korean food is always best when shared!

 

6.

The Dinershow @ Chin Chin Club

chinchinclub.nl | Get Directions 

With social distancing causing a stray in nightlife, the Chin Chin Club has launched a solution: a seated dinner show experience. The show, themed a modern love story, features performances with multiple talented resident artists, accompanied with an asian influenced 5-course meal. The show is 8 weeks long, ending in August. If you’re looking for a unique dining experience, I would highly recommend reserving a table here.

7.

Museum Kunsthalf
Museum Kunsthalf
Museum Kunsthalf
Museum Kunsthalf

Museum Kunsthal

Address: Museumpark, Westzeedijk 341, 3015 AA Rotterdam

kunsthal.nl |Get Directions

The Kunsthal Museum is a stunning art museum in Rotterdam. It’s not just what’s inside the museum that makes it worth a visit, but also the design of the building itself. The building looks different in almost every angle you look at it. I went to visit the exhibition Black Album/White Cube: A journey into art and music. It is a collection of 35 artist’s work that have been influenced by music. You can see where the inspiration lies from in a lot of the pieces of work. 

8.

Sleep Cycle App

Sleep Cycle App

Download App here

I am fascinated by the notion of sleep. Especially after I read the book “Why we sleep”.
I always thought it's such a waste of time to sleep 8 hours per night because that means you’re sleeping one-third of your life! 
I suffer from insomnia a lot, so I know I don’t get those full 8 hours at night, but now I can actually track it with the 'Sleep cycle' app! 
Based on your breathing it can tell if you’re sleeping and how deep. It can even differentiate your breathing from your partner next to you. And a funny extra is that you can replay your snoring the next day, because it keeps track of that as well. On average I sleep 5-6 hours per night and I sleep very deep. 
I use this app as an alarm nowadays, since it wakes me up in my lightest sleep in the 30 minutes time frame that I set. Which makes me less cranky in the morning. 
This app is free, so try it at least for a few days so you know what your sleep quality is. 

9.

WEAT TOAST MULTI CROCO FUCHSIA Green
Weat Bag Toast Multi Croco Fushia

WEAT Bag

€269.00 (via WEAT)

I love bags that are versatile and this stylish bag from WEAT is exactly it. It’s made of Italian calf-skin leather and comes in many different bright colours. I have the Croco Fuchsia and Croco Seedling and I’ve found them so easy to match with everything. It comes with an adjustable strap, a detachable round zip coin purse, and also a dust bag and gift box.

10.

Nike Air Zoom Spiridon Cage 2 University Blue

Nike Air Zoom Spiridon Cage 2

€140.00 (via Maha Amsterdam)

The new Nike Air Zoom’s has got this old-school early 2000’s vibe that I’m adoring. It features a caged bubbled design on the back and also incredibly breathable. I especially love the striking university blue color on the heel and nike swoosh. It makes you stand out without too much color.