februari 7, 2017 2

Zanzibar

Hi from super sunny Zanzibar! Sorry for the break during the last couple of weeks; I’ve been extremely busy and decided it was time for an actual break afterwards, so here I am in a paradise called Zanzibar, the small island to the right of Tanzania. Just a quick outfit for now, will try to update with more later! Pictures taken at the beautiful White Sand Resort in Paje, highly recommendable if you’re willing to visit the island as well.

Zara dress / Uterque shoes / Alexander Wang purse / Ace & Tate sunglasses

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december 16, 2016 5

Christmas sparkles

English // If you know me well enough, it’s been pretty hard to miss my utter obsession with anything gold over the past years. Whether is a lurex sweater or gold cutlery: pretty much everything will get me excited. Luckily for me there’s been a LOT of gold pieces around because of the holidays, so I decided to show you some of my recent faves. Links below!

Dutch // Wie me een béétje kent, weet dat ik al jaren een best behoorlijke obsessie voor goud heb. Of het nou in de vorm van een lurex trui is (ra-ra, wat heb ik as we speak aan?) of de zoveelste gouden kandelaar: ik kan er nou eenmaal moeilijk nee tegen zeggen. Gelukkig voor mij is er nooit een teveel aan gouden spulletjes in de kerstperiode en vandaar dat mijn hele huis er in de decembermaand vol mee staat…

Samen met Blokker besloot ik er deze periode écht alles uit te halen; hierboven het resultaat! Vooral de bestekset is natuurlijk mijn favoriet (eten+goud, hallo!) en deze is ook nog eens zó betaalbaar: €49,95 voor de hele set van 24 stuks! Aangezien alles al een beetje vol staat, besloot ik dat mijn tropische plantjes maar als kerstboom moeten dienen…

Via Blokker: gouden bestekset (zie hier in koper) / kandelaars / sneeuwbol / kaarsen / ster-ornament / ombré vaas en waxinelichthouder — check de winkel of webshop voor een hele hoop meer kerstdecoraties!

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november 24, 2016 8

Faux fur

Sometimes it takes a trend to finally find what you were looking for, even if that search already started five years ago! Got my hands on the perfect beige faux fur coat, thanks to all the shops super stocking these.

On another note: Shopbop is having a big big sale again! Up to 25% off, with discounts starting at 15%, all depending on how much you splurge. Discounts last until November 28; you can find all details here. Time to figure out my own shopping basket…

Zara coat and sweater / Mango pants / Alexander Wang purse / Adidas sneakers / Fashionology jewelry

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oktober 31, 2016 5

New beauty favorites from SkinCeuticals

Having a sensitive – and mostly, extremely dry skin – it’s no wonder I’m always on the lookout for new beauty products and brands to hit the market. Earlier this month I was lucky enough to discover SkinCeuticals: an already popular brand internationally, that has (finally!) been launched in The Netherlands as well.

Being not just any other skin brand, SkinCeuticals develops their skin range from a pharmaceutical point of view, meaning it has taken years (and sometimes even decades) to perfect a certain product. I’m always intrigued by these types of products because it’s so important for me not to simply read and accept a statement, but actually seeing the research that was done to accomplish these results.

The brand’s vision is to deeply improve the health and quality of the skin – not to just make it look better for a short period of time. Years and years of skin cancer research was what actually led to the composition of these products with many active ingredients, and what became the base of these ‘cosmeceuticals’ of which SkinCeuticals was the founding father worldwide.

Testing period
I’ve been testing some of their products in a three-step routine called ‘Prevent, Correct, Protect’. First up is one of SkinCeuticals’ groundbreaking antioxidant treatments called ‘C E Ferulic‘, which stands for the actual ingredients in the product. Vitamin C and E are the main active ingredients, preventing the skin from damage, and even after just a week I certainly found my skin to feel more alive.

Next up is Correct, using the Retexturing Activator. Having anything but a smooth skin, this product was the one I was most curious about – and it delivered! I can’t seem to understand how it exactly works, but my skin feels so much more even to the touch, with less bumps down the road.

The final product of my routine is a protection formula called ‘Ultra Facial Defense’, focused on sun protection, with an SPF of 50+. Where this number might get you thinking of sticky, white substances, this product is nothing like you’ve seen and tried before. Even having such a high protection, it’s a smooth product that actually moisturizes your face whilst still being able to apply concealer or foundation appropriately.

SkinCeuticals is becoming more accessible in The Netherlands by the day; you can check the availability online or with your local salon or skin professional if interested! I’m sure loving the products and wish I found out about this range at an earlier time.

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