I love the big city because there’s so much to see and do. When I lived in California it was too difficult to visit Los Angeles all the time. Fortunately for us, Amsterdam is right around the corner. The thing is, Amsterdam is huge and always busy. It’s a huge tourist magnet any time of the year. It’s annoying for the locals and Native Dutch people. So Sander and I only visit Amsterdam once every few months. When we do make the drive out to the busiest city in The Netherlands, we make a shopping day of it. So what did we pick up on this Amsterdam shopping haul?
Oh boy, Lush is my biggest sin. I always have to think hard about what to buy when I enter a Lush. I know I’ve had my eye on the Lord of Misrule perfume. The scent was a Halloween limited edition item that I fell in love with a few years back. It’s a beautiful and spicy scent that I missed terribly. Now it’s finally available as a perfume!
I also picked up Drummers Drumming soap for myself. Sander’s not a fan of the jelly soaps and it’s all I use! I also grabbed a small pot of Once Upon A Time for my desk. There are some days I need more moisture for my hands and this fresh apple smell is amazing. I also picked up a bottle of Snow Fairy for the soap dispensers in the house. I also picked up another bottle of Wasabi Shan Kui because I love it so much!
Years ago I fell in love with The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern. She’s finally got a new book out called The Starless Sea. I had to grab a copy while I was in the American Book Center and was lucky enough to grab the UK version of this book!
My skins has been a bit dry with the drop in temperature. I decided to pop into The Abnormal Beauty Company store for something to help. Amino Acids + B5 was the recommendation and I grabbed a bottle to add to my routine.
We also hit up a few other stores for hobby things. I got some paints from a huge art store called Van der Linde. It was a new store on our list and it blew me away! One of the last stores was A Space Oddity. It’s a beautiful store for toys, collectibles, and other nerdy stuffs. Our Amsterdam shopping was pretty good this time around and I can’t wait until next time!