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Showing posts from February, 2017

Spring Playlist! ❀

Hello everyone, welcome back to my blog! Today I've made another playlist consisting of songs that I've been grooving to lately. Not all are very "springy" but they're definitely songs I'll be listening to more often as the weather gets warmer.  If you have any recommendations, let me know in the comments!

Lana Del Rey - Love Link

Juicing for Energy Before a Workout | Guest Post

Some people believe that if they want to get the most out of their weight loss or muscle-building session, they should avoid eating before they hit the gym. This belief stems from an understanding that the body will tap into the existing fat reserves that are present within your system if you don't provide it with fuel that it can burn through first. Though It's certainly true that some people can burn through calories faster when they enjoy a "fasted" workout, it's important to remember that most of the time your body will need some manner of fuel if you want to have enough energy for your workout in the first place. Remember that sometimes, exercising on an empty stomach can break down muscle tissue. Any weight-loss solution should always focus on burning fat and maintaining muscle, as muscle is what helps to boost your metabolism in the first place.  
Fortunately, there may be a solution that allows you to get the best of both sides. Juicing and blending the co…

February Style Tone Unboxing!

I've recently discovered a Dutch beauty subscription box called StyleTone. If you don't know about them, be sure to read my last post here! In a nutshell, StyeTone every month the subscriber receives five full-sized beauty or skincare products, all of which are either cruelty-free or vegan. These items can range from makeup products like lipgloss and mascaras, to skincare items such as masks or scrubs, to makeup tools and accessories such as makeup brushes! I get super excited when my StyleTone box is delivered. Here's what I received in my subscription box for the month of February!

Valentine's Collab! Sugar & Spice

Happy Valentine's Day, everyone! Whether you're celebrating it alone, with friends, with family or your significant other, just remember that Valentine's Day is a day meant for love and not just the romantic kind. Think about it this way; tons of beautiful flowers, reduced prices in candy and chocolate, stunning clothes as well as gorgeous Valentine's Makeup Looks. As usual, my annual Valentine's Day Collaboration is in full swing. Last year, I collaborated with Rebecca, Francoise and Lily, but this year I'm collaborating with Cephy (who you may know from previous collaborations), Deborah and Madeleine, who I did this collaboration with! 
For this year's collaboration, the theme is Sugar and Spice. Madeleine and I had Sugar, so we both incorporated traditional Valentine's Day colours such as pinks and reds.  Cephy and Deborah chose Spice. Their looks are a little edgier and slightly sexier, but everyone's looks are wearable no matter the occasion - w…

High Tea Lunch Date | Lunchcafé Nieuwland ✰

My friend Lauren and I had created a bucket list together a few weeks ago. Our bucket list consists of thing to do in different cities of the Netherlands. We had activities planned for Den Haag, Rotterdam, Amsterdam and Tilburg. Slowly but surely, we've been crossing things off. One of the things we had to do was go on a High Tea lunch date - both of us love tea and since I can never seem to finish a plate of food, bite sized snacks seemed like a perfect idea. I had been to a high tea before back in Cape Town at the 12 Apostles Hotel, so I was super excited to take a little trip down memory lane with a friend. I scoured the interwebs and came across Lunch Cafe Nieuwland in Tilburg, which is where we went for our high tea. 

The venue was beautiful. Lauren and I both took a liking to the lighting and general atmosphere. I had previously visited Café Nieuwland but not for a high tea. A few days prior, I had made a reservation just in case, as I knew how busy it gets over weekends.  Whe…

Anastasia Beverly Hills Modern Renaissance Palette | Review

The Anastasia Beverly Hills Modern Renaissance Palette has been on my wishlist ever since it was first released. My favourite youtubers were creating out of the world tutorials, Instagram makeup enthusiasts were uploading gorgeous swatches and the multiple different looks you could create using this palette was insane. There was only one problem - the palette wasn't available in the Netherlands just yet and shipping basically cost my soul. That was until I discovered a website ( that ships ABH products from the United States here, certified on the ABH website, to the Netherlands. I was super pleased with the fact that the customer service was so helpful and that the delivery was so fast! 

Packaging When I first unboxed the palette, my heart literally skipped a beat, I kid you not. The packaging is absolutely gorgeous; the palette comes in a baby pink box with Anastasia Beverly Hills engraved in the classic gold Italic font. When you take the palette out of the …