Long time no recipe! And today’s recipe is a different type from what I usually post. I don’t know about you, but sometimes, I just need comfort food, especially if it’s cold outside. One of my favorite comfort foods that is certainly NOT good for you but still entirely delicious (though it looks gross until you plate it) is fries with sticky chicken.
Sticky chicken with curly sweet potato fries
If there is one make up product that is high on many beauty lovers’ wishlists it has to be a Becca highlight. In the past 2 years, Becca has become THE talk of the town when it comes to highlighters and for good reason. Their highlights are intense, incredibly smooth and most importantly: non-glittery. I already spotted the brand in the US last year, back when Champagne Pop first launched. But I wasn’t sure what shade to go for and since these cost a sweet penny, I wanted to be sure I bought one I would love. Enter this year, which saw the release of a new shade: Pearl. And then I knew: Pearl would be my Becca highlight shade.
Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed Pearl
In recent years, I’ve been loving a good coat. The result of that is that I have accumulated quite a few coats and I thought it would be fun to show you. I saved these up over the course of several years, mostly bought them on sale or at a good price and I wear them interchangeably throughout the colder season. This means they last well and if the lining rips or a button comes loose, I have the seamstress skills to fix them up if need be. Meet my coat collection.
It’s been more than 2 years ago since I last showed you my current skincare routine. And boy has it changed since then! The products I use and even my skincare routine itself has changed quite a bit. There are about as many products in it, but the products I use and what I use them for have certainly changed. High time that I show you my updated skincare routine.
Updated skincare routine
These past few days it seems like winter has arrived a little early in my country and when it gets cold I am always happy to bust out one of many knit sweaters. I love a good knit sweater and buy a few every year. By now, I have quite the collection so it is high time that I sing the praises of the knit sweater.
Cheap Monday sweater black & grey stripes
H&M neon & grey patterned sweater (men’s collection)
H&M burgundy knit sweater
Happy December! I know it’s only the very beginning of the month, but because November has been an excellent reading month for me, I decided to post my round up of the books I read last month asap. I already mentioned once before that fall is one of my favorite seasons to read, so I got a lot of titles off my shelves. I stuck to mostly smaller books to ensure I would catch up with my reading challenge. And I have! I am currently 2 books ahead and have finished 47 books so far. There was one other book I finished last month, but I hadn’t started it yet when I took these pictures over the weekend, so I will loop that in with the December overview instead. Here’s what I read in November.
R.L. Stevenson – Dr Jekyll & Mr Hyde
Henry James – The Turn of the Screw
J.K. Rowling – Hogwart’s Library: Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find them & Quidditch through the Ages
J.K. Rowling – The Tales of Beedle the Bard
Jonathan Stroud – Lockwood & Co: The Hollow Boy
Stephenie Meyer – The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner
Last Friday the biggest Lush in The Netherlands opened its doors in the center of The Hague. And I was there. One of my blogging friends, Jolanda, was in New York and offered for someone to take her place. I of course gladly accepted. This Lush is the first of its kind in The Netherlands. It is the biggest and most unique as it sells products no other Lush in our country is selling yet. The store also feature skincare and hair labs and a ‘party room’ where you can book a session to make your own Lush products. All in all, it sounded like an exciting opening.
Lush store opening The Hague