What I Wore #13

From time to time I like documenting my outfits and recently I took quite some pictures again. And I like piling it together and see the patterns. This What I Wore is featured around two things: blazers and rewearing items. I figured it could be fun to show you how wearing the same piece in…

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…

Winter & Sales Fashion Haul

It is February, most of the winter sales are over and in the past few months I bought some fashion items. Some of them were on sale, some of them were not, but I was really enjoying some of the items I found and so I figured I would share them with you. I have…

Catrice & Essence Fall/ Winter 2019 Collection Update

It is time for an update. An update on the Catrice and Essence Fall/ Winter 2019 collection. I tried both of these when they came out over the summer, but that was of course just a first impression. By now I have tried everything a bit more and while full reviews may be pending, I…

Essence Fall/ Winter 2019 + Giveaway!!

I finally got my hands on the new Essence products for fall/ winter 2019. They took a while to make their appearance in stores and there are also not that many new products to feature. That is why in today’s post there is also a bit of a surprise for you to celebrate my blog’s…

Catrice Fall/ Winter 2019

It’s the first of August which means it is time to start thinking about fall/ winter. Well, if you’re Catrice that is, because Catrice just launched their new Fall/ Winter 2019 collection. And you know what that means! Yep, I have gotten myself a bunch of new products to try and as per usual, I…

Top 6 Winter Time lipstick

After sharing some of my favorite makeup products for the winter time, such as blushes, I have one more for you: lipsticks. In recent years I have really found a few lipstick formulas that I love and that I keep going back to. In the winter time, I love wearing nourishing lipsticks, but I also…

Top 5 Winter perfume

Am I the only one who reaches for particular fragrances in different seasons? I definitely have different preferences throughout the year. In the winter time that we’re still in right now (even though the weather here makes it feel like spring already), I prefer to wear sweet, slightly more heady scents. I am not even…

Top 5 Bronzers for the Winter Time

Bronzer in the winter time: for a long time I found it difficult to find something that would work. With my fair skin that turns super pale the longer the winter lasts, it was a struggle to find a bronzer that wasn’t too dark, too muddy or too orange. But after a bit of trial…

Best Winter blush

I have been hitting the blush train quite a bit these past few weeks. The winter time is possibly my favorite product to play around with in the winter time. Around this time of year I am fairer than fair and for some reason it leads me to experiment with blush shades a lot more…

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…

Fall 2018 fashion haul

I’m excited! Fall is here and that means there is lots of fashion out there to match the new season. Fall is my favorite season for shopping. Not only because I can wear these items nearly all year, but also because I love the colors. Fall is also the season where I usually splurge: it’s…

A/W 2018 fashion trends

Fall is my favorite fashion season. I love the layers, I love the color palette and it is my favorite season of the year in general. That is why I always get a little overexcited whenever the fall fashion starts rolling out in stores. I am that person that shops faux fur coats in the…

Essence Fall/ Winter 2018

The wait is over! Many people have been asking me after I posted my Catrice video, whether I would also be doing one on the new Essence products for the Fall/ Winter 2018. Of course I would! And today is the day. Essence always releases their new line a little bit later than Catrice and…

Bright lipsticks for the winter time

Winter usually means dark lipsticks and lots and lots of red. But lately I have found that I am loving a bit of brightness. I’ve been loving magentas, fuchsias and orchid like pinks and I have been wearing them loads these past few months. That is why I decided to do a video on my…

Winter lookbook

Rather than doing a try on haul a few weeks ago, I figured it would be better if I styled up the items I bought. So today’s video is a lookbook in which I style up some of my new in winter pieces, with some of the old stuff I already had in my wardrobe….

Winter nail polishes

Now that I am back in my nail polish game, I am enjoying going through my nail polish collection looking for my favorite shades. Now that it truly is winter, I like going for darker, deeper shades. And I figured it would be fun to share my favorite winter nail polish shades with you.  …

Winter& Sale Haul

It is January, which means we’re in the dead of winter and it is sale time. That is why I thought I would show you what I got in recent months to update my wardrobe for the colder season as well as what I picked up on sale.   Winter & sale haul

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…

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…

My coat collection

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…

Fall/ Winter lookbook (#6): navy polka dots galore

Are you ready for something super girly? After weeks of bulky sweaters it’s time for a more dainty look. It’s perhaps a little less pretty than the lace & pleather look I posted a few weeks ago, but there’s still plenty of girlishness in this outfit. From the polkadots on the dress, to the tassled…

Fall/ winter lookbook (#4): Aztec print

Sweaters are all the rage this season. So are prints. Aztec or tribal print has not yet gone out of style and it is one of my favorite prints out there. I own several Aztec print items. Among them is this baggy oversized navy & mustard men’s sweater from Primark which I bought in London…

Movies I want to watch

At the beginning of fall, I found this article on DailyBeast.com. It lists all must see movies of the coming season. It made me realize that the next few months plenty of cool movies are being released. Want to know which movies I’m looking forward to seeing most? Then keep on reading. The Master Character…

Warm Winter Must Haves

Temperatures have been freezing lately. Just this Saturday temperatures dropped so low that it hit the top 5 of coldest nights for the Netherlands since 1901. My parents reported -20 Celsius in their backyard and here on the West coast is was still a freezing -16 when I woke up around 9 AM. Trains aren’t…

My hayfever is killing me

I know what you’re thinking: it’s only January. Yet, my hayfever has suddenly and quite vehemently reared its ugly head. I’m dizzy, have a sore throat, get headaches and worst of all: I can barely breathe at times. Source: weheartit.com Unfortunately for me, my meds don’t seem to be working and I have thus felt…

I put some new shoes on and suddenly everything feels right

Yup, it’s that time again. I bought another pair of new shoes. I think they are gorgeous: great for fall/ winter. It’s a shoe that is the result of a crosssection between a pair of heels and hiking boots. I love it! What do you think? fun detail laces These shoes are available at Dutch…

Winter in Holland

This year went out with a bang, weather wise. The past couple of weeks have been dreadful in terms of weather: it’s been freezing cold and snowing and usually both at the same time. Leiden has since then pretty much shed it’s coat of white powder, while in other parts of the country there’s still…