Monthly Archives: May 2017


Why people with dark skin still need to wear sunscreen

It finally feels like summer here in The Netherlands and, of course, I’m taking full advantage of it. 🙂 The other day I was last minute shopping for sunscreen. I went into a (never been before) drugstore and because I didn’t want to waste time looking around, I asked a sales associate where in the store I could find it. Before answering my question, she looked me up and down and I could almost hear her think: ‘why would she need sunscreen?’. That brings me to this post. Just because I have dark skin, that doesn’t mean I don’t need...

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Why people with dark skin still need to wear sunscreen

Guest blog: Beard Grooming Championships

In this article, we’re talking beards, not just your average beard, but the Championship League of Beards. Let’s take a gander and look at the Full Beard category in all its glory and see what it takes to grow a beard of champions. 😀 Full Beard Natural For those who love to go au naturel, then this is the beard for you as the rule of thumb, or beard is the more natural the better. The beard can’t be highlighted in any way and must not be curled under the chin at the bottom. No styling aids are allowed so no trimmers,...

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Beard Grooming

On my nails: KIKO Smart Nail Lacquer in ‘Dark Chocolate’

It’s been forever since I showed you my nails! Honestly, there wasn’t much to show. I’ve been keeping them short (because of the baby) and I also haven’t been wearing any exciting colors. Just the same nudes over and over again. And sometimes just a clear polish. The other day I picked up a few things at KIKO Cosmetics (there’s an actual store near my parents’ house), including two nail polishes. I posted a picture of my purchases on my Instagram. I don’t need any more polishes, but I couldn’t resist since they were on sale (just 2 Euro). One...

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On my nails: KIKO Smart Nail Lacquer in ‘Dark Chocolate’

IT’s on! IT Cosmetics is QVC Today’s Special Value #ByeByeBreakthroughs

As you know I love IT Cosmetics. Over the years this brand has become a staple in my makeup collection. The best way to buy IT Cosmetics is during a sale on their website, or at Ulta (you’ll earn points) or on QVC. And guess what? The brand is QVC’s Today’s Special Value today. 😀 Today, it started at midnight ET, you’ll be able to purchase a 5-piece set for an awesome price. As I’m writing this, I don’t exactly know yet what the price will be, but IT Cosmetics has been on QVC before and it’s always of GREAT...

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IT’s Your Bye Bye Breakthroughs!

Guest blog: Beauty Bakerie Cosmetics San Diego store opening (by Sheyla)

Beauty Bakerie, the Instafamous cosmetic brand opened its first flagship store in San Diego (Westfield Mission Valley mall) last weekend! Close to where I live. Sweet, right? (pun intented…hah!) I wish I could have attended, but as you probably know by now, I’m overseas visiting my family. My friend Sheyla was able to attend the grand opening on Saturday for me, so yay! Read all about her afternoon filled with makeup, fashion, treats, surprises and gifts below. 🙂 On Saturday, May 6th, I had the privilege of attending the grand opening for Beauty Bakerie’s new store in San Diego. The...

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Guest blog: Beauty Bakerie Cosmetics San Diego store opening (by Sheyla)

Win $100 worth of beauty products from FreeBeautyEvents!

Free Beauty Events is back with another Beauty Basket Giveaway! Check out freebeautyevents.com for free makeovers, free samples and a chance to win $100 worth of beauty products in their monthly contest. The giveaway includes products from Cantu, Rimmel, L’Oreal, John Frieda, Nexxus, Crest, Hawaiian Tropic, Neutrogena and more! Go ahead and enter, because the contents of this month’s basket is too good to pass up. 😉 The contest runs from now through May 31, winners will be notified by June 15. To enter, go to the Free Beauty Events website or enter on Facebook. While you’re there, go ahead...

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Win $100 worth of beauty products from FreeBeautyEvents!

Review: Marc Jacobs Re(marc)able Full Coverage Foundation Concentrate

When I posted my favorite beauty products overseas (I’m currently staying at my family in the Netherlands), I mentioned the foundation I’ve been using. For the past couple of months, I’ve been using the Re(marc)able Full Coverage Foundation by Marc Jacobs. A lot of you asked me how I like it and if it’s worth buying. Coincidentally, I was already planning on writing a full review on it, so here it is. 😀 Re(marc)able is a $55 foundation (yup, it’s pricey) and is available at Sephora and on Marc Jacob’s beauty website, where they’re currently having a Friends & Family...

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Review: Marc Jacobs Re(marc)able Full Coverage Foundation Concentrate