August 2017
Posted at: 17 Aug 2017
End of the summer August Giveaway from Free Beauty Events

I’m alive, alive! I haven’t updated in what feels like forever. My son starts kindergarten in less than two weeks, so we’re enjoying these final summer days to the fullest until it’s time to go back to school. I do have a couple of blog posts lined up for the next couple of days, so check back tomorrow. 🙂 In the meantime, check out Free Beauty Events’ latest Beauty Basket Giveaway! Go to freebeautyevents.com for free makeovers, free samples and a chance to win $95 worth of beauty products in their monthly contest. The giveaway includes products from Nexxus, L’Oreal,

Posted at: 05 Aug 2017
Review: Lancôme Monsieur Big Mascara (NEW at Sephora)

Have you heard of the new Monsieur Big Mascara by Lancome? It’s new at Sephora. I was lucky enough to get my hands on it through Influenster and I’ve been trying it every day since I got back from the US. I like it a lot. 🙂 It’s made to give your lashes up to 12x the volume and last for up to 24 hours thanks to its brush and formula. Below are more details and my own before and after pictures. How it’s described “Ideal for all-day wear, this mascara doesn’t require touch-ups and doesn’t flake or smudge. This

July 2017
Posted at: 26 Jul 2017
Guest blog: Quit smoking with these 8 astonishing tips and tricks

People often think that in order to quit smoking you simply have to stop doing it. This isn’t the way it works in practice. Cigarettes are a great addiction and it is really easy to relapse. It makes it harder that they are available all over the place. Given how hazardous tobacco and nicotine are to your health and even cigarette smoke can cause issues, it is necessary to approach this with level head. It is high time for you to try something new and this set of tricks may be just the thing you need. 1. Setting up small

Posted at: 07 Jul 2017
New hair! All about those curls…

I changed my hair again! You might remember my visit to a hair salon last year, I wrote about it here. Last week I (finally!) got to go again and this time I went for a completely different look! Here’s a ‘before’ pic…. before My hair has grown a lot since then! Because I will be spending quite some time at the pool this summer, I now decided to go for a haircut that doesn’t require the use of a hair straightener. Wearing my hair the way it grows out of my head, instead of using a flat iron after

June 2017
Posted at: 26 Jun 2017
Review: The best inexpensive face cream, Olay Regenerist Micro-Sculpting Cream

The other day I mentioned my oily skin. As long as I can remember I have oily skin. My nose gets oily, my chin, cheeks…pretty much my entire face, except for the outer perimeter. That’s where it’s a little dry. I guess you could say I have combination/oily skin. Even with my skin type, hydration is always important. My skin produces oil throughout the day, however, I always make sure to moisturize in the morning. Olay contacted me a little while ago and told me about an independent test by the Good Housekeeping Institute (GHI) that showed that their Regenerist

Posted at: 21 Jun 2017
New favorite! Supercleanse Daily Clearing Cleanser by GLAMGLOW

I have a new favorite, guys! A couple of weeks ago I ran out of facial cleanser and I happen to have a coupon for Parfumerie Douglas. So I went to the nearest Douglas store and asked the sales lady what she recommended for my oily skin. She couldn’t stop talking about the Supercleanse Daily Clearing Cleanser by GLAMGLOW. She asked me if I was familiar with the brand, which I was (I love their facial masks) and had me try a sample in the store. I ended up purchasing the full-size bottle and I gotta say…I’m happy that I

Posted at: 10 Jun 2017
My brother before-and-after beard. Thoughts?

Beards have been in fashion for the last few years. Almost every single one of my cousins and male friends has a beard, especially the ones here in the Netherlands. 🙂 Opinions on facial hair are very divided, to say the least. People who don’t like beards usually say they’re too scruffy and unhygienic, but there are also people who love them because they say they’re masculine and exude confidence. Growing out a beard can dramatically change a guy’s look. Shaving it off can even be more dramatic! Some say that beards make men’s faces look stronger and more masculine,

Posted at: 05 Jun 2017
OOTD: the Shoeby jumpshort I wore on my mom’s birthday

This past weekend we celebrated my mom’s birthday. I was so so happy that I was able to be with her for her birthday. 🙂 One of her birthday surprises was a two-hour boat cruise across the Rotterdam waters, while enjoying an all you can eat pancake buffet. It was heaven! I posted the picture below on Instagram and received a lot of compliments about both our outfits. Thank you! Her birthday celebrations continue! Love my beautiful mom ? #mommyandme #momanddaughter #melaninpoppin A post shared by Kizzy (@kizzyonline) on Jun 3, 2017 at 11:38am PDT My mom is wearing an

May 2017
Posted at: 30 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

Posted at: 19 May 2017
Beard Grooming

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,

Posted at: 17 May 2017
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

Posted at: 13 May 2017
IT’s Your Bye Bye Breakthroughs!

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


May 2017

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