Get to Know Me

The absolutely amazing Karen  from Confetti and Curves, a.k.a. my blogging twin as we share so many beauty obsessions, did an amazing tag called Get to Know Me on her blog and nominated me to do it as well. You can read Karen’s funny answers right here. Let’s get started shall we:


What is your middle name?

I don’t actually have one. Sore point, actually, because as a child adults always assumed I didn’t understand their question while I was telling the truth.


 What was your favourite subject at school?

History! I loved being transported to different times and places.


 What is your favourite drink?

Green tea during the week and a glass of cider or wine in the weekend. If I am feeling naughty, I might reach for a shot of Baileys.


What is your favourite song at the moment?

Renegades by X Ambassadors has been stuck in my head all week.


What’s your favourite food?

I don’t even know where to start… sushi and any type of dessert involving chocolate if you make me pick.


 What is the last thing you bought?

The most amazing pale blue maxi dress to wear to my best friend’s wedding in the fall. Here’s H&M’s official shot of it:

get to know me tag dress hm
Image courtesy of H&M

Favourite book of all time?

Impossible: I can’t even pick a favourite author, let alone a favourite book. Again, if I really have to I would go Stephen King’s entire body of work.


What is your favourite colour?

Bordeaux red.


Do you any pets?

Not at the moment, but I would love a cat or two.


Favourite perfume?

Cartier’s Baiser Volé


Favourite holiday?

A road trip through the Scottish Highlands with my parents in 2012. What an amazingly beautiful place!

get to know me scotland

Absolutely favourite destination ever has to be London though! I just feel so at home whenever I visit and there is always something new or different to explore.


Are you married?



Have you ever been out of the country, if so how many times?

I have been very fortunate to travel for work through the Caribbean and the US and I love going on short breaks all across Europe. Typical case of wanderlust.


Do you speak any other language?

I am a native Dutch speaker and obviously English isn’t a problem either. I have basic knowledge of Spanish and can read in French and German (but speaking those last two is rather tricky).


How many siblings do you have?

Just one: my ‘little’ brother (please read that with a sarcastic inner voice, the boy is 1.90 cm/ 6’ 3’’).


What is your favourite shop?

IKEA. Is that horrible? As a beauty blogger surely I should answer Sephora or something. I honestly love those giant blue and yellow warehouses full of useful and innovative design, though moving house last year means I have visited it more often than advisable.


 Favourite restaurant?

I recently visited sushi restaurant Sumo in Rotterdam’s Market Hall: great sushi and great location. Here we are before enjoying our meal with the mandatory selfie.

get to know me tag sumo

When was the last time you cried?

Yesterday while watching John Oliver’s take on the Republican convention. I honestly manage to cry at everything from comedy to drama: I think I actually cried a little watching Inside Out.


Favourite blog?

Again, can’t really pick a single winner. I love all beauty blogs 😀


Favourite movie?

The Green Mile and Schindler’s List are obviously up there (and obviously I cried during both), but I also love lighter movies like Guardians of the Galaxy.


Favourite TV Shows?

Game of Thrones is a current favorite and I absolutely love House of Cards as well.


PC or MAC?



What phone do you have?

A Samsung… something. It’s quite old and needs to be replaced badly. I have been eyeing that lovely new I Phone SE.


How tall are you?

1.69 cm or 5’6” tall, which is about the national average here in the Netherlands.


Can you cook?

Yes, though I admit going out for dinner is one of my guilty pleasures.


I absolutely loved thinking about these questions and I hope it was just as fun to read. I am not going to be nominating anyone in particular: feel free to do this tag and let me know in the comments so I can read your version!


22 thoughts on “Get to Know Me

  1. ABeautifulWhim July 30, 2016 / 8:15 pm

    I love reading these types of posts. Something different and interesting. Thanks for sharing! MWAH!

    Liked by 1 person

    • Anne August 4, 2016 / 10:17 am

      aah thanks! I love doing them as well, I really should participate in tags more often.


  2. stashy July 30, 2016 / 3:50 am

    Did your parents ever explain why they didn’t give you a middle name? They gave my sister and I the same middle name, which is kind of odd.
    Oh that dress is lovely! And it looks comfy too. And you can eat in it too (very important!)
    Scotland will always be high on my list of favourite vacation spots also! 🙂
    Your European, of COURSE you’ve been out of the country – I wouldn’t accept any other answer! 😛 And also not shocking that you know a bunch of languages. I feel like we North Americans are so handicapped in that department. Well, I guess as Canadians we always have French. 😉
    Oh I totally teared up watching Inside Out – that’s a fabulous movie.
    So nice to get to know you better, Anne! 🙂

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    • Anne July 30, 2016 / 9:56 am

      Not really, I guess they just felt it wasn’t necessary. My brother doesn’t have one either. Your parent’s must have loved that name!
      The dress even has pockets! It is just perfect 😀
      It really is an american v european thing, but it also makes loads of sense. The Netherlands is tiny, so it is much easier for us to travel out.
      Happy you loved the tag 😀


  3. Safi@thebeautyinsideout July 29, 2016 / 11:46 pm

    It was really fun to read your post..loved reading it.

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    • Anne July 30, 2016 / 9:56 am

      Thanks so much, it was loads of fun to do as well.


  4. ClassicMaggie July 29, 2016 / 8:20 pm

    I just did this Tag too but it has different questions – it was really fun to do!

    I love House of Cards and I’ve really gotten into Game of Thrones after insisting I wouldn’t for so long.

    The Scottish Highlands look amazing! Scotland and Ireland are on my list of places to visit for sure.

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    • Anne July 30, 2016 / 9:57 am

      Oh nice, I’ll be sure to check it out. They are just so much fun 🙂
      Scotland is just amazing, I haven’t visited Ireland yet but it is top of my current wishlist.

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  5. Karen Rees July 29, 2016 / 7:21 pm

    Loved this Anne!! Oddly enough I’m sipping on Ikea Pear Cider as I read this… another one of my most frequented stores too 😉 Blogging twins through and through lol Thank you for the kindest mention, it was lovely to read chum *huge hugs* XXXXXXXX

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    • Anne July 30, 2016 / 9:58 am

      Oh ikea pear cider sounds interesting: is it good? You know how difficult it is for me to get me hands on decent cider.
      Thanks again for nominating me, this was such fun to do! Hugs back!

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      • Karen Rees July 31, 2016 / 8:15 pm

        It is SO good Anne, very little alcohol in it if you’re looking a kick but it tastes deeeeelish ❤ You are so welcome chum, and it was such a treat reading yours huni XXX

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    • Anne July 30, 2016 / 9:59 am

      Oh sure: go ahead! I would love to read your answers it is meant as a tag to be shared (I just hate nominating people in person). xx Anne


    • Anne July 30, 2016 / 10:11 am

      So you know the feeling of being the older sister to a giant.Did he also have that phase were he kept lifting you off the ground for no reason?

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      • Mrs Strawberry Blonde July 30, 2016 / 11:38 am

        Haha, no my brother never did that. What he likes to do is telling stories starting with “when I was a little boy, only 6’3” tall…” 😀

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  6. Chanelle July 29, 2016 / 11:42 am

    It’s so nice to learn more about you Anne! My brother is obsessed with looking at IKEA stuff online lol. The H&M maxi dress looks lovely 🙂 xx


    • Anne July 30, 2016 / 10:11 am

      Thanks Chanelle 🙂 I just love Ikea and I love to hack their stuff even more.
      The dress has pockets! I only just discovered them and it makes it even better.

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      • Chanelle July 30, 2016 / 10:22 am

        Hacks are so useful! Pockets on clothing always come in handy 🙂

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  7. Amy July 29, 2016 / 8:32 am

    Loved reading this post 🙂 I will have to start watchig House of Cards, everyone raves about it.

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    • Anne July 29, 2016 / 8:54 am

      Thanks Amy! I have to admit I haven’t watched the latest season yet, it is all getting a little too close to reality with the crazy US elections at the moment.

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