London haul

If you follow me on Instagram, you may have seen that I was in London two weeks ago. You will not have noticed much on here as I spent some time making sure I had enough material online. I went to London to do a spot of traveling and being a tourist visiting museums and…

Empties | March 2018

It’s been a while since I last showed you my product empties! Before moving, I tried using up as much as I could so I wouldn’t have to haul it to another city. Of course, I still had many other products left and there were some I didn’t quite manage to use up before moving….

Japanese beauty bits

A while ago my best friend visited Japan and when she brought back a few Japanese beauty bits for me to try as a surprise. She ended up getting some truly Asian beauty products and even though I haven’t been able to try them yet, I still wanted to share. Japanese beauty bits

New Essence Fall/ Winter 2017

I finally got round to shopping some new Essence products! I know these have been out for a few weeks already, but they are a little bit more difficult to get a hold of for me. That is why I took a little bit longer to order them so I can show you what is…

New Catrice Fall/ Winter 2017 makeup

Catrice did it again! Their bi-annual line change is rolling out in stores as we speak and I found tons of goodies that I wanted to share with you. As per usual, I decided to do this in video form. In this video, I will show you all the products I got, swatch each one…

Empty products | February 2017

It’s been months since I last did an empty products video! My bag of products was overflowing and so it was high time to do another one. I only featured products I haven’t shown before. So if you’re wondering: hey were are your toothpaste/ cotton pads etc?, then I’d like to refer you to older…

Top 5 drugstore concealers

Concealer is one of my favorite products to try and test out. And if they are affordable to boot, then that’s great of course. Over the years I have tried quite a few drugstore concealers and thought I’d decide on which ones are my favorites. That is why I have selected my top 5 drugstore…

Weleda Almond face cream

Weleda is an organic skincare brand of which I had yet to try. It’s one of those brands that I’ve seen around, but was never too interested in. Then one day I decided I wanted to try some new skincare and this brand was on sale and I decided: why not. I purchased the Almond…

Best in make up (2016)

Welcome to the last day of 2016! As promised, I will be posting my make up favorites of the past year today. There is quite a bit here, which is why I have divided this up into 4 categories: base, face, eyes and lips. I have put links to reviews of these products wherever I…

Updated skincare routine

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…

Philosophy Renewed Hope in a Jar

A brand that has served the world with many of its beauty product classics is Philosphy. I had never tried anything by this brand as it is on the pricey side, but I was intrigued after reading many rave reviews left and right. Hope in a Jar was their classic cream and it was reformulate…

Holy grail products

New Sunday, new video, new hair! In today’s video I would like to talk you through 10 of my holy grail items. Where I moaned about some of my disappointing products a few weeks ago, I decided to give that video a more positive follow up with a holy grail product video. Which items do…

Nivea micellar water facial cleanser

Who could live without a good micellar water these days? I certainly can’t. Even though the Garnier one is my favorite (or the blue capped Bioderma), I do like to venture out and try new things. Earlier this year, I picked up a bottle of the Nivea micellar water. Nivea products have been a staple…

Disappointing products

When you keep a blog like me, you try a lot of products. And not all of those products you try are going to work out for you. That’s exactly what has been happening to me lately. Sure, some of these products still work, or I can make them work. But because they aren’t 100%…

Reorganized make up, beauty & clothes

The past few weeks I’ve been obsessed with decluttering videos and Konmari style organization tips. I’ve been watching many videos on Youtube and I love keeping my things organized. I like having an overview and for a while I have felt my make up collection had begun to become too cluttered and messy. I also…

30 Day Make Up Challenge #18: Extreme

For this rendition of the 30 Day Make Up Challenge, I decided to think outside of my comfort zone. I decided to pile on the make up and even though this may not be very extreme for some people, it is for me. I often only have 15 minutes, if that, when I do my…

England beauty shoplog

Two weeks ago I hopped on a plane to visit my friend Alison in England and one thing we did when I was there was shop. I do not dare counting the number of Boots and Superdrugs we went into, myself being the main instigator. Of course I had to figure out the UK drugstore…

Why this isn’t a beauty blog

Today’s post was a spur of the moment idea. Not because I didn’t know what to blog about, but because I suddenly felt an urge to say a bit more about my blog and my reasons for doing things the way I do them. Of course, if you have any suggestions for improvement, I’m all…

Make up confidential tag

  *Raises hand* I hereby confess that I am a make up addict. But if you’ve been following this space, this shouldn’t come as a surprise to you. I buy, use and enjoy make up more than the average person. This has led to an extensive, yet evergrowing collection. I like to try new things,…

Kiko products review

Last Monday I showed you the purchases I made during my 22 day trip across Europe and back. I went to Italy and when in Italy, a make up loving gal like myself has to hit up Kiko. And hit it up I did. I already showed you a peek at the blush and eyeshadow…

InterRail shoplog: cosmetics & fashion

I allowed myself to do a bit of shopping in each city I was in. I mostly shopped beauty bits as they are small and not heavy, so they’re easy to pack and not too heavy. I didn’t really shop for clothes until the end of my trip. Shopping for cosmetics in different countries was…

Sabon creamy scrub & butter cream

Body care products are not something I often write about. Most of them have been written about before, or I simply don’t find it very special. But now I’ve found a brand that makes the most luscious body butters and gentle scrubs on the planet in some amazing scents. I’m talking about Sabon. First started…

Updated haircare routine (incl. mini reviews)

It’s been almost 2 years since I wrote about my haircare routine on this space. I’m not much of a haircare kind of girl, but ever since I had my hair cut in September I’ve been trying out a few things. By now, I not only know how to blow dry my hair (revelation no….

Monthly favorites (January 2014)

Last day of the month, so time for favorites! This month isn’t gonna go into the list of favorite January of all time. Overall, this month just sucked as I realized that I am a bit worse for wear than I had expected. I am still on the road to recovery and do what I…

Favorites of 2013: Beauty

In the line of favorites of 2013, I present to you my favorite beauty products of 2013. Some of these products I’ve written reviews on, others you may never have seen on this blog before. I don’t know why, but beauty products are things I tend to try and then forget about. By the time…

Essence I <3 Extreme crazy volume mascara

Review time! I tend to stick to my Maybelline mascaras religiously but when I was gifted this Essence mascara in the Beautygloss party goodie bag, I decided to try it out. I was curious whether this cheap mascara could beat my 5x more expensive Maybelline favorite. A bit of information about the mascara: I Love…

UK & Beautygloss party shoplog

On Monday you could read I attended the Beautygloss party and that I went to the UK on a study trip. Both occasion of course made excellent opportunities to shop for some beauty products. Here’s what I got from Boots, Superdrug, Primark, and the shops at the party. I went on a major lipstick binge!…

Underrated MAC eyeshadows

MAC Cosmetics is a make up brand known for their range of lipsticks, frequent limited edition collections and for me: eyeshadow. As an eyeshadow junkie I quickly knew that I wanted to make a MAC eyeshadow palette. I took about 1.5 years to get it all together and start using everything. By now I can…

Last round of sale shopping

Sale usually goes in cycles. Reductions go down more and more as the sale progresses and usually more styles (read: out of season styles, last items) will be added the closer you get to the end of the sale period. So when I had to run some errands yesterday, I not only got what I…

My fave youtube beauty gurus

I’ve been watching beauty videos on youtube for a little over a year now and so in that time, I’ve come across some people I like and some people I don’t like. I’ve subscribed to the ones I like best and here is my top 5 channels that I’ve subscribed to. I’m always happy to…

My first INGLOT experience (incl. eyeshadow review)

Just the other day I wrote a post about my latest shopping spree. During my trip I went to an INGLOT store for the first time of my life. INGLOT is a Polish make up brand which I had heard from through several beauty bloggers on youtube and on Dutch websites. Most people were very…

Tag: Are you a beauty addict?

I got tagged in this post by Noelle. Her tag is in Dutch, so I’ve taken the freedom to translate the questions into English and answer them here. Source: weheartit.com Which make up/ beauty product did you buy last and which product did you have to save up for? Last item I bought was probably…

What’s the Best Mascara?

When it comes to beauty products, the most impossible thing to find is a good mascara. I’ve been using the same one for a year now, but it is so expensive. I’ve never really tried any of the drug store ones and I keep hearing that they are good. Since I don’t have the faintest…

Mini Sephora Haul

For those of you following me on Twitter will have read that I missed two trains tonight and opted for a stop at Sephora and Starbucks as a result. Sephora now has an offer that you get a 25% discount on all make up and I had spotted a nail polish I wanted to get…

Blog Challenge Day 18: What’s in my make up bag?

I don’t have a make up bag. I do have make up though. I only use a make up bag when I’m traveling. Other than that, I have it all neatly stored in my room, because too much make up to fit into a make up bag. So I assemble a make up bag, whenever…

Guest blogging – Too Faced Lip Insurance

I wrote a guest blog for a Dutch beauty blog called Cosmeticsgeek run by Noelle. So head over to that post to read my review on Too Faced’s Lip Insurance. (Dutch only) I will most likely be contributing more to her website in the near future. So look out for that!

NOTW – Red & Green

So I decided to try out two new nail polishes that I got this week. Left: Right: Two very nice dark color for these autumn days I think. Brands: – E.L.F. in Cranberry on left hand – Sally Hansen in Jumpin’ Jade on right hand.

Nail Polish Haul

As I wrote on Tuesday, I bought a ton of new nail polishes just recently. To my surprise, all my orders already came in! So I thought I’d show you guys. Last night, I also ordered a bunch of nail polish practice wheels, so I can find the colors more easily. By now, I have…

EOTD: Autumn Leaves

UPDATE: I’ve added links for all the products I’ve used. Someone requested a video on these kind of things and I may try that, when I have some more time on my hands. I’m not too keen on videotaping myself though, so it might as well never happen! This morning I didn’t have to rush…

NOTW – Pretty in Pink

So this week I tried to keep it simple and went with this pink color from Eyeko. Excuse my hideous looking nails, but they all started to chip and break in the past week. Used: – base coat – Eyeko Tea Rose Polish for Country Nails – OPI Top coat Isn’t it pretty? And if…