Tag: Hair


Review: Head & Shoulders Green Apple Shampoo

It’s been really busy this past week, guys. Having a toddler and a baby sure does take up a lot of time. I haven’t even had time to properly do my hair after I wash it. Instead of straightening my hair with a flat iron, like I usually do, I’ve been doing a so-called ‘wash-and-go’. Wash-and-go simply means I’ve been washing my hair and letting it air-dry. I have naturally curly hair, so that’s what I’ve been rocking. The picture below is my hubby and I on Thanksgiving. 馃檪 My hair has been looking beautiful. Not to toot my own...

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Review: Head & Shoulders Green Apple Shampoo

My September PLAY! by SEPHORA subscription box

Hi everyone! Thanks so much for all the lovely messages I received regarding the arrival of our baby girl. 馃檪 Very sweet. The last few weeks have been a rollercoaster, as they say, and during this ‘ride’ I did get this month’s PLAY! by SEPHORA in the mail (I have a subscription). Like always I’ll share it with you here. This month’s box has the theme ‘The Unbasic Basics’: Sharpen your eyeliner and swipe on some lipstick: go back to beauty school this September with a selection of hair, makeup and skincare must-haves that always make the grade. If this...

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My September PLAY! by SEPHORA subscription box

Here’s the winner of my Beauty Box giveaway!

I’m announcing the winner of the Beauty Box giveaway today. 馃檪 *drum rolls* Jenn F. Congrats! You are the winner of the Beauty Box. You won’t know exactly what you’re getting, until you open your package. The only thing I will say is… it’s good! 馃槈 Jenn, I’ve sent you an email, please reply within 48 hours AND leave a comment below and I’ll make sure you receive the Beauty Box as soon as possible. Thanks everybody for entering! For those who didn’t win this time: a new giveaway will be up soon.Read more...

Here’s the winner of my Beauty Box giveaway!

Beauty box giveaway! I’m decluttering and giving away beauty products

Giveaway is now closed. Happy Monday, everyone! Hope you had a good weekend! I have something fun for you today: with the baby on the way (only a little over a month to go), I decided to go through my beauty product stash and do some decluttering. I have way too much stuff and the ‘worse’ thing is: most of the stuff I have, I’ve never even tried. So most of it has never been opened. I think I can literally open a drugstore tomorrow if I wanted to… LOL! I now have a box filled with (full-size and deluxe...

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Beauty box giveaway! I’m decluttering and giving away beauty products

Unboxing my July PLAY! by SEPHORA subscription box

Hi! It’s me, officially the worst blogger in the world… 馃榾 I haven’t been updating my blog, because I’ve just been way too tired. This baby is kicking my butt! Also, I’ve been feeling slightly overwhelmed: being pregnant and having an almost 4 year old at the same time, is hard! I’m sure most other moms can relate… Finding a comfortable balance between ‘resting’ and spending time/entertaining an active toddler isn’t easy. Anyway, I received my 3rd PLAY! by SEPHORA today! Like I mention all the time: I love subscription boxes, simply because I love trying out new things. I’m...

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Unboxing my July PLAY! by SEPHORA subscription box

My updated hair care routine, using Nexxus New York Salon Care products

This post is sponsored by Nexxus New York Salon Care, a product of Unilever, as a part of an Influencer Activation for Influence Central. Last time I paid a visit to a hair salon was back in April. I gave the hair dresser ‘carte blanche’ and ended up with a stacked A-line bob haircut: layering at the back and long front locks. I loved it then and I still love it now. No regrets. 馃檪 You can see pictures of my cut here. With every new hairdo comes a new hair care routine. At least for me! I swapped out...

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My updated hair care routine, using Nexxus New York Salon Care products

This month’s PLAY! by SEPHORA subscription box #sephoraplay

I received my second PLAY! by SEPHORA today. 馃檪 Like I mention all the time: I love subscription boxes, simply because I love trying out new things. This month’s box has the theme ‘The Minimalists – effortless is more’: Next-level nudes and no-maintenance naturals: this month we’re paring it down for understated style that proves sometimes less really is more. Get a low-key look for Summer with a game-changing hair cream, refreshingly lightweight sunscreen, and more must-haves for creating an easygoing appeal. If this is the first time you’re hearing about PLAY! by SEPHORA: it’s their new subscription box program....

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This month’s PLAY! by SEPHORA subscription box #sephoraplay

I cut my hair! I’m all about that “bob” now :-)

I cut my hair! Yes, again – see my hair ‘before’ here and here. This time I went much shorter. I was going for a simple bob, but the hairstylist I went to at the A Salon Paul Mitchell in San Diego had a better plan. She gave me an A-line bob haircut that is ‘stacked’: meaning there’s layering at the back and long front locks. The back view is basically the focal point of the look: it’s a bob that’s rounded at the back through gradual layering and slightly angled toward the front. I love it! Pictures below. Here...

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I cut my hair! I’m all about that “bob” now :-)

Unboxing: my ESSENCE BeautyBox

Back in February I received another ESSENCE BeautyBox that is too good not to share with you! 馃榾 The ESSENCE box is a monthly subscription box with 5 makeup, skincare and hair products from big (black-owned) brands. The difference between this box and any other subscription boxes is that this one is targeted at women of color (WOC), which is pretty cool, especially when relating to hair products. In these boxes you will not find any products for ‘naturally straight’ hair, for example, or ‘blonde’ hair, products that I wouldn’t use anyway. The products are selected by the people from...

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Unboxing: my ESSENCE BeautyBox

My current hair care: Dessange Paris Purifying Clay Collection (available at Target)

This post is all about my hair care. 馃檪 Last time I mentioned my hair was when I talked about what I do before, while and after straightening my naturally curly hair. You can find that post here. After I cut my hair at the end of October I was looking for new hair products, because my new, short hair was looking super healthy and I wanted to keep it that way! The timing couldn’t be any better, because right around that time I was approached by Dessange Paris. Dessange Paris has their flagship store on one of my favorite...

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My current hair care: Dessange Paris Purifying Clay Collection (available at Target)

My Top 10 of 2015: most popular blog posts!

Happy New Year! I’m not the type of person to do a yearly reflection or review, I rather focus on the future. However, at the beginning of the year it is kinda fun for me, as a blogger, to look at the previous year to see which blog posts were the most popular. In 2015 I got a lot of new readers, which is so cool! Welcome new peeps! Hope you’ll continue to read my stuff in the new year. 馃檪 If you’re curious about my 10 popular blog of 2015, here they are below! Surprisingly, this list only consist...

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My Top 10 of 2015: most popular blog posts!

Women of color! Check out the ESSENCE BeautyBox

Hi everyone! I received the ESSENCE BeautyBox the other day and I have to say: this is by far the best beauty box I’ve received this year! The best! The packaging, its size, the design, the concept behind it and of course the contents. I’m sure you’re familiar with ESSENCE magazine, right? I myself have been a subscriber of the magazine ever since I moved here from the Netherlands. Well, now ESSENCE has come out with a subscription box! The subscription to the ESSENCE BeautyBox is completely separate from the magazine. If you sign up for the BeautyBox, they will...

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Women of color! Check out the ESSENCE BeautyBox


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