Tag: Hair


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… 😀 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. 🙂 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. 🙂 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! 😀 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. 🙂 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. 🙂 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

My Target Holiday Box 2015 has arrived!

My Target Holiday Box 2015 has arrived! Actually, it got here a few days ago, but I’m just now getting around to taking pictures. Even though this beauty box is not available for purchase anymore, I thought it would still be nice to show you what was inside, especially after telling you about it in this post. I personally love this particular box, these are all products that I will use! There’s not one product that I would consider a ‘dud’. $10 well spent. 🙂 This holiday season there were actually two Target boxes: one for her and one for...

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My Target Holiday Box 2015 has arrived!

Makeup and outfit I wore last weekend (a lot of you asked!)

There wasn’t an update yesterday, because I wasn’t feeling all that well (headache, sore throat, tummy ache), sorry about that! I’m still not feeling that great, but a lot of people asked me about my outfit last weekend during the girls day out here in San Diego (check out that post, if you haven’t yet!), so I figured I’d let you all know the details through here. 🙂 My outfit My black, short-sleeved romper with pockets from Primark (pre-haircut) My outfit was a black, short-sleeved romper with pockets that I got from Primark last year in the Netherlands. Very comfortable...

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Makeup and outfit I wore last weekend (a lot of you asked!)

My eyebrows before and after Benefit’s Brow Bar at Ulta

Hi everyone! I had an appointment at the Benefit Brow Bar at my local Ulta store this past weekend and since it was my first time there, I thought it would be cool to document my before and after! I didn’t want my eyebrows waxed, because of the bad experience I had a couple of months ago (more about that here), so I had them tweezed instead. Check out the before & after below. Let me know what you think. 🙂 Before I naturally have very full eyebrows and If I don’t tweeze my eyebrows for just two weeks, this...

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My eyebrows before and after Benefit’s Brow Bar at Ulta


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