Winter Skincare Routine

You may know that I am quite diligent in my skincare use. I rotate products out when I use them up as I feel that changing up my skincare too much isn’t great for my skin. So once every season I tend to update you on the products I am using and how I feel…

Peter Thomas Roth Glycolic Moisturizer

One thing I wanted to do was try more high end skincare. For most of my life I have been using affordable skincare, but I felt as if it wasn’t always super effective. That is why I wanted to try some more expensive products in the hopes that you also get more bang for your…

The Ordinary Lactic Acid

One of my wishes to try for 2019 were some good exfoliants. I had always used physical exfoliants before and they worked well enough, but I had also heard they aren’t the best for your skin or the environment. So I decided to try a chemical exfoliator instead. With my skin being quite sensitive, I…

Fall Skincare Update + New In

We’re in the midst of fall so that means it is time to review my skincare routine. For two reasons: my skin needs are different from the summer time and I have been super lazy when it comes to my skincare. So it is time to get back into the swing of things. I also…

Origins Ginzing Moisturizing Cream

The Origins Ginzing line is one of my favorite skincare lines: it’s orange packaging, zingy scent and thin formula has been one that I have been raving about for a while. I first tried their gel moisturizer, which I loved. However, that wasn’t rich enough, but now that my skin felt a bit better I…

The Ordinary Buffet Serum

One brand known for its no nonsense skincare items at an affordable price point? The Ordinary of course! And because of that I have been really curious to try more of their products. Not everything I try has been successful, but I think that in the Buffet Serum I have definitely found a gem that…

Top 10 The Body Shop Skincare

The Body Shop is one of my favorite skincare brands and also one of my most longstanding. I am always looking to try more of their skincare products and in general they work quite well for me. That is why I thought I could share with you my top 10 favorite skincare products from the…

The Ordinary “B” Oil

Face oil is probably one of my favorite skincare products to use and I love trying them. One of my most recent trials is The Ordinary’s “B” Oil. This isn’t necessarily one of the most raved about products by the affordable skincare brand, but it was one that came onto my radar as it is…

What’s in my bathroom?

After doing my skincare routine video a few weeks ago, I got some requests to show what is in my bathroom. So I thought we could do that today. 2019 is the year where I want to try some different skincare. After some years of diligent skincare use, I decided it was time to try…

Kiehl’s Calendula Toner

Since I love most Kiehl’s products I try, I thought I would give one of their cult products a whirl and decided to try the infamous Calendula toner. I love a good toner, but they can be too astringent and harmful for the skin. That is why, this seemed promising as it boasts to be…

The Body Shop Drops of Youth Skin Essence

In Korean beauty routines, a skin essence is a key step that ensure that all the other skincare products work well with the skin. I discovered how much I like using a product like this as an extra layer of hydration when I tried the Kiehl’s Iris Extract Activating Essence. But that is a pricey…

Kiehl’s Ultra Facial Deep Moisture Balm

One of my favorite brands for skincare is Kiehl’s. I discovered it after trying some testers which is something the brand is good at doing. They usually have a huge case of samples so you can try something before you commit to buying the product. The same goes for the product I am reviewing today….

Skincare Routine

I am not a skincare buff by any means, but I was determined to make 2019 the year I pay more attention to what I am using on my face. In my 20s I struggled for years trying to find products that worked on my dehydrated, sensitive skins. After some trial and error, I found…

Origins Ginzing Eye Cream

Not everyone believes in eye cream, but I am a firm believer in the stuff. The reason for that is because I have found plenty of eye creams that work for me. If I don’t use the stuff, I get bumps around my eyes and my makeup creases more. If I use it, my eye…

Best Toners for Sensitive Skin

A skincare item that I don’t hear many people talking about are toners. I have been using toners for years: they round off your cleansing routine and prepare the skin for the skincare to go on top. Toners have a bad rep as they can be stripping on the skin, but I have found a…

Oskia Renaissance Cleansing Gel

A skincare product that I had sitting on my shelves for some time, waiting to try out was the Oskia Renaissance Cleansing Gel. It is one of those products that a while ago everyone was raving about. Because Oskia is a brand that is not readily available to me (I bought this on one of…

The Body Shop Mandarin Face mist

A few months ago I reviewed The Body Shop’s Mattifying Face Mist. While I liked that product, I didn’t like the spritzer on that. When I mentioned that, many people told me that I probably just got a faulty one as they didn’t have problems with theirs. Luckily, I bought not one of these face…

Skincare haul

As you may know, I am looking to amp up my skincare routine this year. So when I bought a few bits to get started and stocked up on some of my skincare favorites, I also made a bit of a wish list of stuff I would like to try. That’s what today’s video is…

Winter Skincare Routine

What to do when winter hits you full force and leaves your skin feeling dry? Don’t worry, I got you! This weekend, we finally got some nice, cold temperatures this winter. But with that cold weather, while great for getting those ice skates out and going outside, comes many skin issues for my dehydrated, sensitive…

The Body Shop Vitamin E eye cream

And we’re back! Despite the mishap of yesterday’s post and me feeling under the weather for the umpteenth time in a few weeks time and yet I wanted to get this review out there. Mainly because I am nearly running out of this eye cream by The Body Shop and I wanted to make sure…

The Body Shop Mint Mattifying face mist

This year The Body Shop renewed their face spray line. I was an avid fan of the Vitamin C Face Spritz and liked their Vitamin E one too. The new line contains 5 different face mists for different skin needs. One that intrigued me the most and which I bought first to try is the…

Simple Hydrating light moisturizer

Simple Skincare is one of those brands that I have heard many great things about. It was recommended to me by my friend Alison and I already tried a few bits in the past. However for a long time Simple was not available in The Netherlands which made it harder to really gather my thoughts….

The Ordinary Hyaluronic Acid

A skincare brand I had been wanting to try for some time is The Ordinary. A while ago, the Internet was abuzz with how well this affordable skincare brand should work. The idea is simple: simple ingredients that are stripped down to its core at an affordable price point that just does what it says…

Skincare routine | daily essentials, new in & backups

In today’s video I am taking you into my bathroom! That’s right. I thought we could talk skincare for a moment. The only time I feature skincare on my blog or my youtube channel is when I do an empty products post or when I am trying something new. But that leaves a lot of…

L’Oreal Pure Clay mask

From time to time, I like doing a good face mask. Mostly I like using it to give my skin an extra cleanse or to add moisture. It all depends on what my skin needs at that moment what I like to use. When L’Oreal launched their face masks, I was instantly intrigued but wasn’t…

The Body Shop Skin Defence SPF 50

A good facial SPF is a product I have struggling to find. I last reviewed one that was recommended to me by a friend back in 2015. While that worked fine in terms of SPF, it sadly didn’t work well on my skin in combination with other skincare or under makeup. It was too rich…

Simple eye makeup remover

I think I found my new favorite eye makeup remover! For years, I have been using the Garnier eye makeup remover and have not been convinced to change course from it since. Not until I found this. This is the Simple eye makeup remover and it is marvelous.   Simple eye makeup remover

The Body Shop Intensely Revitalising Facial Oil

After trying and loving a €2 face oil by Kruidvat, I knew it was time to try a more high end version. Since my love for TBS skincare is well known by now, it should come as no surprise that I wanted to try one by them first up. I have tried serums that represent…

The Body Shop Skin Essence

After trying the Kiehl’s Iris Extract Skin Essence, I knew I wanted to try some alternatives. It was the first skin essence I tried and it was a product I had never used before. So what is a skin essence? It is a step in your skincare routine that you apply after cleansing but before…

Best Moisturizers for Sensitive Skin

Because I have sensitive skin and I can’t find enough reviews or information about products that work well, I have taken it upon myself to put some more information out there. Often I have tried recommended products and have found they don’t work. Even if those products are good for sensitive skin. So if you…

Kiehl’s Calendula cleanser

Ever since trying a few Kiehl’s products after receiving some in a goodie bag, I have become quite the fan of many of their products. That said, however, you can always try more and Kiehl’s is really great with trial sizes. All you have to do is ask and you can try their products for…

Lush Breath of Fresh Air

A toner is a regular part of my skincare routine. In terms of skincare products that I have used consistently for years, then toner was one of the first items that made a very regular appearance. I have tried a few over the years, with some being more successful than others. How will Lush’ Breath…

La Roche Posay Toleriane Ultra Nuit

One of my favorite skincare lines of all time is La Roche Posay. I have tried a few of their day creams, most notably their Toleriane Ultra and Hydraphase face creams. When I last spotted the brand, I saw a cream I had not yet tried: Toleriane Ultra Nuit. Since I generally like their products…

The Body Shop Aloe moisturizer

A good moisturizer is a must for me year round, but especially in the fall and winter when my skin gets drier I need something that works on my dehydrated, sensitive skin. Sadly, my favorite moisturizer of all time, the Olay Total Effects moisturizer for sensitive skin has been discontinued and so I’ve been on…

Best cleansers for sensitive skin

Skincare is very much a trial and error ordeal and when you have sensitive skin it is even more so. It took me ages to develop a skincare routine that works for me as much of what I tried would make my skin feel worse rather than better after using a moisturizer or a cleanser….

Skincare favorites

I am pretty loyal to my skincare items, which is why I thought it was a good time to take you through some of my long time favorites. These items never leave my shelves and even when I am not using them at the moment, I always ensure to keep a backup around just in…

First Aid Beauty Ultra Repair Cream

A good facial moisturizer is hard to find. Not because there aren’t any products on the market, on the contrary, it’s mainly the overkill of products that causes the problem. One of my affordable favorites is the Olaz Total Effects moisturizer, but I have deviated from this a few times. Because wouldn’t it be great…

The Body Shop Vitamin C Energising Face Spritz

I maintain quite an elaborate skincare routine, but it is one that works quite well. One item that I cannot see quitting any time soon is a more recent discovery: The Body Shop’s Vitamin C Energising Face Spritz. This face mist is not one to set your make up with, but definitely a skincare product….

Pixi Glow Tonic

A cult skincare favorite that I had yet to try? The Pixi Exfoliating Glow Tonic. Many fellow bloggers rave about this stuff, but with my sensitive, dehydrated skin I wasn’t sure this would be my cup of tea. But after successfully using The Balm’s Time Balm Skin Clarifier in 2016, I decided to give this…

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…

First impression: Kruidvat Originals

Affordable skincare difficult to find? I think so. If there is one thing I like to invest in a little bit it’s my skincare. Good skincare will do wonders and I have been getting a lot of compliments lately about the way my skin looks because I finally found a routine that works. It’s extensive…

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…

The Body Shop skincare favorites

It may not have been lost on you that the past two days, there were no blog posts going live. That’s because I spent some time traveling and once I got back, I didn’t have the energy to write some new blog posts. So apologies for that, but today I’m back with new content! To…

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…

Kiehl’s Midnight Recovery Concentrate serum

Kiehl’s has been a skincare brand I’ve been curious after for a long time. I’ve heard such great things about their products and thought myself lucky when I received some of their products for free last year. Some were part of a goodie bag, but this Midnight Recovery Concentrate was part of a magazine subscription….

Kiehl’s Iris Extract Activating Treatment Essence

Skin essences were not a regular item in my skincare routine. To be quite honest, I didn’t even know what they were. All I knew is that they are quite the rage in Asia. What an essence is supposed to do apparently, is prepare your skin for skincare, its active ingredients allowing whatever skincare you…

Hema micellar water

It is no secret I love the Garnier micellar cleansing water. But when you find an even more affordable micellar water that works as good, then of course we have to talk about it on the blog. This version by Hema may not be widely available, but it’s a product this affordable brand does very…

Tried & true skin-, body- & haircare products

I try out many different beauty products. From make up to skincare and from hair products to bodycare: I love trying new things and am always in for trying out new lines. Despite all those trials and loving every minute of it, there are a few products that will always stand out for me. Those…

La Roche Posay Hydraphase UV Intense Riche

More than 2 years ago, I wrote a review about La Roche Posay’s Toleriane Ultra face cream. This cream was my favorite face cream for years, despite the fact that it caused an allergic reaction when winter struck. I have found that the Toleriane Ultra cream is a great spring/ summer cream for my skintype,…

2x The Body Shop serums

Over the past year, I’ve drastically revised my skincare routine. I tried some new products and have now found a routine that not only works, but is easy on the upkeep. One such new addition to my skincare routine is using a serum. I got sucked into trying some when I got a tester for…