FarBeyondBelieving: January 2013

31 January 2013

Leaving for London

While you're reading this blog. I'm on my way to the airport, in a plane or arriving in London. Today is the day I'm leaving for London again. For the second time. I'm flying from Schiphol Airport (Amsterdam) and arriving at London Gatwick. Where my boyfriend's dad will pick me up. (as my boyfriend is still at work) And as I told it's still 2 weeks until we move into our apartment, but we will be shopping over this weekend. We need to get a bed, a sofa, a table, decorations and much more. Plus we still need to celebrate our one year anniversary (which was last Sunday). So it's going to be some hectic days!

So the next blogpost.. Will come from London! Oh and sorry for the overload of London posts this week.

30 January 2013

Music: Favourites

As I didn't really do a music post before. I'm going to share some of my favourite songs at the moment. I have a very diverse taste in music but rock would be my favourite genre. I'll sum up some of the best songs I listen to at the moment.

Imagine Dragons - Demons

I didn't discover this band until about a month ago. One of my friends had been talking about it for a while so I decided to give it a try. I fell in love with their song RadioActive which had been used for 'the Host' trailer as well. When I got their album I discovered this song.

Metallica - The Unforgiven

Like I said.. Diverse taste in music. My boyfriend is a massive Metallica fan and that's why he bought me Metallica Guitar Hero for the Wii. I'm already a big fan of Enter Sandman, but after listening to that a lot. I was in need of something now, and the Unforgiven it was!

Hans Zimmer - Rise (the Dark Knight Rises OST)

29 January 2013

28 January 2013

Crush #6: Robert Downey Jr.

It was about time for another crush. And I definitely don't want to miss out on one of my favourite male actors. Robert Downey Jr. Most of you might know him as Iron Man or Sherlock Holmes. But as I still have to watch a lot of his movies, I think he's funny and great. I got a small glimpse of him at the Sherlock Holmes (Game of Shadows) premiere in London last year.

Robert Downey Jr. is born New York City on 4 april 1965. And most famous for his roles in Kiss Kiss Bang Bang, Zodiac, Iron Man, Sherlock Holmes and the Avengers. I think you guys must have seen him in one of these right?

What do you think of Robert Downey Jr.? Did you see any of his movies?

27 January 2013

Liebster award

Thank you Irene and Darlene for nominating me for the award! I think it's a great idea to post some facts and stuff about your self. And of course to nominate others, so here I go. As I already filled in Irena's questions I'm aswering those. 

1. List 11 facts about yourself.
2. Answer the 11 questions given to you.
3. Ask 11 new questions for the bloggers you nominate for the award.
4. Choose 9 bloggers with 200 or less followers to nominate.
5. Go to each bloggers page and let them know about the award.
6. Thank the person who nominated you and link back to their blog.

So 11 facts about me!
1. I'm a insane planner, and have to get everything done in time.
2. I'm almost ready to start my 5 month graduation project in London and quite nervous about it.
3. I've been a professional skier for 10 years of my life.
4. I've terrible nightmares once a while. Which is quite terrible.
5. I still have braces, only for the night tho because I grind my teeth while sleeping.
6. I love 'my boyfriend does my make-up tag' on Youtube, I can watch those for hours.
7. I still have about 12 books which I have to read..
8. I'm a massive Potterhead. (in case you do not know, that's a Harry Potter fan)
9. I've started to learn to play guitar but am failing miserably.
10. I've got a really big birthmark on my foot which I have to get checked every year.
11. I would love to be part of a movie or serie once in my life.

26 January 2013

Video: Moving to London

I thought it was easier to tell than to write. So here you go. I'm leaving for London on the 31st of January. Time is going really fast and I'm trying to take in that everything is happening so soon, but just watch the video for more information. And I'm really am going to try to keep the blogs going. But I'm not sure if I'm able to keep up the blogs everyday like I do now. I do have some posts for all of you while moving tho!

I'm sorry for looking at the screen by the way, I really have to get used to look into the lens. I did notice at one point as you can see in the video.

If you have any comments, feel free to ask in the comments or anywhere else on the internet.

25 January 2013

24 January 2013

23 January 2013

Our exhibition: Leidsche Rijn

The first thing I want to say. My blog can now be found at: http://blog.beyondbelieving.net/. This is because I'm working on my new portfolio, and my blog will be a part of it. You will still be able to find me through my old link as well!

22 January 2013

Crazy things I did in life #2

And the crazy things I did in life is back! Another story about something I did. This one is going to be about more then one event. It's about conventions, and with that I don't mean book, holiday or business conventions. I mean conventions you go to because you're a fan of something. You might've heard about Comic Con? Well that's one of them. I've been to a few, and I'll tell you about it here.
First.. I've been to four conventions:
- Twilight NL Con (I was a volunteer at this event, Nieuwegein, the Netherlands)
- Asylum 7 (Birmingham, UK)
- Asylum Europe 3 (Bad Wildungen, Germany)
- RingCon (Bonn, Germany)
And LeakyCon (London, UK) is to come in August 2013.

Similar events:
- Elf Fantasy Fair (I went to the Utrecht, Haarzuilens editions 4 times, twice to Arcen, so 6 in total, both in the Netherlands)
- Entertainment & Media Show (London, UK)
- Collectormania 18 (London, UK)

21 January 2013

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18 January 2013

TV shows: My favourites

I'm obsessed with tv shows, in total I've been following around 25 tv shows. No random episodes involved. Some of them got cancelled, others ended. But at the moment there are still 13 shows I'm watching weekly. And of course some of them are on a hold and won't start until the summer. Plus there are still a lot of shows I want to start like Breaking Bad, the Walking Dead, Arrow and Revolution. If you want to see which shows I watch.. Check out my media page. But in this post I wanted to tell you about my top 5 ever. The five tv shows I enjoyed most, even though they are cancelled, ended or are still showing. Here we go:

16 January 2013

GIVE-AWAY: Star Glazer nail polishes & eye shadow [ENDED]

As everything is going really well with my blog the last few days, I've decided to do a small give-away, to give something back to all of you guys. So again thank you so much for all the comments and reactions the last week. I'm very grateful.
So I went to Amsterdam and picked out these two glittery blue and gray nail polishes from, plus a blue/gray eyeshadow from StarGlazer. I'll give this away in a tiny beauty set. (Like I said.. Tiny!) I didn't test any of the products but thought it looked pretty cool. I think the nailpolish will need a second layer, but as I don't want to give you guys used products, I'll leave them closed.

This give-away is gonna be EUROPE only. As it's simply to expensive to send something all the way to America or Australia.

What to do?
- Follow me on Bloglovin' or/and Google Friend Connect.
- Leave a comment with a valid e-mail adress.
- You don't have to, but I would like it if you followed me on Twitter and/or Facebook. For extra chances retweet this message: 
Follow & RT @nieketebeest for an extra shot on 2 nail polishes and eyeshadow from Star Glazer on http://farbeyondbelieving.blogspot.com.
OR like the post of this post on Facebook.

Good luck to all of you and I'll announce the winner on January 30th, which is one day before I leave for London. 

P.S. It doesn't matter if you type your comment in Dutch or English, I'll be able to read both.

This give-away ENDED. Congratulations Laura!

15 January 2013

Crazy things I did in life #1

I think it's fair to say that I'm quite impulsive. And if it's not that I'm probably crazy. But I did some unusual things.. Especially in the last few 3 years. So I thought I would make this a recurring blogpost.
Most of these things will have to do with my love for movies, fantasy and travel. I absolutely love going on trips like this and don't mind spending my money on it, as I never regretted doing it.

The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader - worldpremiere 
This is actually quite of a funny story. And the end of it.. Me and two friends went to the Narnia worldpremiere in London. And no, not to see the movie, just to be a fan waiting for the actors. Crazy? Yes. But so much fun!

14 January 2013

Girls and short hair

I really want to get this subject out of the way. And I do know everyone thinks about it differently so there's no offense or harm ment with this post at all.  I just want to shout out my opinion as I get a lot of questions about my short pixie cut. When I just had it up until my ears a lot of people asked me: 'Doesn't your boyfriend mind about it?' or 'Wow I would never dare to do something like that.' Or: 'Are you not going to regret this decision?' First. My boyfriend doesn't care one bit, if I'd dye my hair pink, I'm not sure if he'd like it, but he doesn't mind my short hair at all. (He even prefers it as there was hair everywhere when I still had it over my shoulders and he prefers girls with short hair.) Second, I did it, so thanks. Third. No, I'll not regret it. It's only hair and it will grow back. I had hair up the middle of my back, hair up my shoulders and now pixie hair, shaved on one side. I don't necessarily think long hair is feminine. There are a lot of guys with long hair, and just because 'most girls' have long hair, it doesn't mean, I, as a girl, got to have my hair long. Again. I don't mean to offend anyone with this post, this is just my opinion about it.

13 January 2013

Video: First shopvlog

So this is my very first shopvlog. As a lot of you were telling me I shouldn't look at the side of my camera (yes there's a screen there), I took the advice and tried to keep it in mind. It didn't work the entire video as I had to re-shoot a part as I didn't even take notice of looking at myself in the screen. It is quite long so if you don't get through the entire video and me babbling around I don't blame you. I also noticed that I stumbled upon some words because I wanted to talk to fast. It's also my very first ever shopvlog so I hope I did alright and hope you enjoy the video!

This is where I got everything:
Topshop. Superdrug, Lush, H&M, eBay, HMV

P.S. I'm sorry for the yellow light, the day I shot this video was really dark and gray. And as my room is not to big, I don't have that much options.

10 January 2013

Tag: Get to know me

Year of birth? 1991, my birthday is in August.
How tall are you? 1.60 meters or 5'2 inch.
What did you think of when you woke up today? Homework.. Great, but let's take a very slow shower first.
Where are you at the moment? In my room. (which is really tiny, but big enough to live in!)
Single/relationship? In a relationship for almost a year now.
Descripte yourself, very shortly: Spontaneous, nerdy, curious, enjoyer of life, motivated.
What would you want right at this moment? Nothing really, I'm very happy about the way I'm living my life right now. But I would love to go on a trip to America.
What is your goal in life? Living my life beyond believing. So the best way I can!
What are you afraid of? I really dislike spiders.. And death.
Do you have your driving license? Yes I do!
Nailpolish or lipstick? Do I really have to pick one?! I love lipstick, but I really love nailpolish as well. Can I just have both please? No I really can't make a decision about this.
What is your favourite season of the year? Winter! And yes that's because of my love for skiing and snow.

09 January 2013

Misty Mountains

08 January 2013

Video: Christmas of the nerds

Some of you might already seen this video on my Twitter. But as I told you on my previous Nerdmas post, I made a video. Like I do every year. (this was the 3rd year) I'll get back to the vlogs really soon and think I'll make a shoplog somewhere this week. But this is more of an 'atmosphere' feeling video. We had such a good time, and I love celebrating Christmas with my friends every year. And it's not to late to send some Christmas vibes around right?

What do you guys think? Do you celebrate Christmas with friends?

07 January 2013

I'm on Facebook!

From today on.. My blog is officially on Facebook! As I know a lot of people are on Facebook daily, me included, I thought I'd add myself to another social media.

Other than only that, yesterday was such an amazing day, thanks so much for all the comments. I think my Christmas present post is the biggest one so far, and I'm absolutely loving blogging at the moment. So if you enjoy my blog, like me on Facebook to stay up to date! And keep an eye open.. Because I might be coming with a little surprise really soon.

06 January 2013

04 January 2013

InstaDiary December: part 2

I'm back from my two week holiday! So expect some more posts these upcoming days. I'll share my Christmas presents and some of the (very few) photos I made. I had such an amazing time and can't wait to go back to London in less then a month. Because, yes, the moving day is only 27 days away.

But let's get on with the InstaDiary. The second part of December.

02 January 2013