Why I have started loving Essie nail polish

Why I have started loving Essie nail polish

It’s no secret that OPI is my favorite nail polish brand. However, this past year I’ve been falling in love with Essie. Ever since the brand became more widely available here, I have been trying more colors. I was a tad unlucky at first: with sheerer more jelly like polishes that weren’t my cup of tea. I also wasn’t a fan of the lasting power. But that has all changed. So today I thought I’d tell you all about why I love Essie.

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Some of my Essie nail polishes

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Kiehl’s Ultra Facial Cleanser

Kiehl’s Ultra Facial Cleanser

It’s no secret that I have been trying and loving Kiehl’s products lately. Another product I had yet to try and test was the Kiehl’s Ultra Facial Cleanser. Another cult classic that has seen many people rave about it. I had no clue what to expect though and I received this full size tube as a gift, which means I pretty much went in blank. What do I think of this facial cleanser? Does it make a good addition to my skincare routine?

Kiehl's Ultra Facial Cleanser review
Kiehl’s Ultra Facial Cleanser for all skin types

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Wheat free substitutes

Wheat free substitutes

For a few years now I have mostly been on a wheat free diet. Back in 2013 I discovered wheat messed too much with my system and that’s when I started experimenting with substituting wheat. By now I have found quite a few products that I love using instead of wheat. Wheat is still the standard in most products though, so it sometimes takes a little bit of effort to make these work, but in the end these are all useful foods I keep in my cupboard at all times.

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Maybelline Fit Me Matte & Poreless foundation

Maybelline Fit Me Matte & Poreless foundation

Lately I have found myself on a major foundation kick. I’ve been trying new releases left and right. Moreover, where I normally opt for a light coverage foundation, I have also been dabbling with full coverage ones. Another type of foundation I’ve been trying out is the matte foundation. So many people swear by those and I just wanted to see what the fuss was all about. When I saw that Maybelline finally launched their Fit Me Matte & Poreless foundation in The Netherlands, I decided to try it and see what I think.

Maybelline Fit Me Matte + Poreless foundation 110 Porcelain review

Maybelline Fit Me Matte + Poreless foundation 110 Porcelain

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Winter, spring & sale fashion haul

Winter, spring & sale fashion haul

I have another haul for you! It is the first haul of 2017 and quite possibly one of the last ones. As I mentioned before, 2017 will be the year I am looking to buy a house so that means more saving and less spending. I went on one last blow out shopping session in Amsterdam and went shopping with my mom. In addition, I decided to throw in some random Black Friday deals as well as some other sale and online bits. Hope you enjoy!

Winter, spring & sale fashion shoplog

Winter, spring & sale fashion shoplog

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Lorac Pro 3

Lorac Pro 3

In today’s review I have a bit of a controversial one for you: The Lorac Pro 3 eyeshadow palette. Lorac is known for their buttery soft eyeshadows that are well pigmented and apply wonderfully to the eye. So why is this third installment controversial? Because nobody seems to like it. Many of the reviews I have seen claim this palette is sub par and doesn’t live up to Lorac’s standards. Maybe there was a bad batch or something, because I happen to love mine. In this blog post I hope to show you why.

Lorac Pro 3 eyeshadow palette review

Lorac Pro 3 eyeshadow palette

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Ode to the Chelsea boot

Ode to the Chelsea boot

Chelsea boots are some of my favorite shoes to wear during fall/ winter. Fall especially as they aren’t always the warmest shoe to wear given their thin sole and thin material. Yet, I will wear these shoes year round. They go with absolutely everything! From a good pair of jeans to a skirt of a dress: a good Chelsea boot will round out the outfit without adding too much of a statement (unless you want them to). I own 5 pairs of Chelsea booties and thought that by showing you those I could also explain why I love these shoes so much.

Ode to… the Chelsea boot

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