May 29, 2014

SUPERFOOD // COCONUT FIBERS


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Superfood! This is one of 'em. And not only is it really good for you (full of fiber!), it's also delicious in your food, smoothie, dessert, etc.

These coconut fibers were €1,50 at Kruidvat (Dutch drugstore). They've been selling multiple superfood products for a while now:
» Chia seeds
» Goji berries
» Hemp seeds
» Wheat grass powder

I've already tried the coconut fibers in my smoothies and in my oatmeal (along side with my chia seeds, flaxseed, fruit, etc). It adds a nice flavor to your meal or drink, so if you're a fan of coconut- I'd definitely recommend it! Would you gals and guys like to see some healthy smoothie- and or food ideas? If so, let me know in the comments!

May 24, 2014

CHARCOAL & BLACK SUGAR // FACIAL MASK


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How cool is this facial mask by Freeman?! I was at Kruidvat, a Dutch drugstore, when my eye caught this mask. I got it and I've used it a couple of times now. At first I was confused.. because the texture really reminded me of a scrub (because of the sugar) and I was thinking to myself: "Uhh.. did I buy a mask or a scrub...?!". But it's a polishing facial mask! So you kind of get the best of both worlds. It's oily, but I didn't have any problems with breaking out or anything like that- so let's keep our fingers crossed that I didn't just jinx my self right there.. haha! 

I applied the mask with my fingers, I smeared a thin layer on my face and let that sit for about 5-7 minutes, just like the packaging suggested. It doesn't harden like a regular mask (since it's oily). The mask is black when you get the product of the tube, but once you put it on your face it looks like a transparent black color. I still think it's cool, though. After I've applied the mask and let it sit for about 5-7 minutes, I scrub it for a minute or so, and I rinse it off with warm water. 

My skin felt super soft after the mask! Normally my skin might need a little bit of cream, because it can be a bit dry, but with this mask I really didn't need to apply anything to my face because it was so moisturized. 
For those who want to know what skin type I have, my skin is a combination of oily and normal/dry. I have an oily T-zone and the rest of my face is normal to dry I'd say.  

If you want to try it, I'd say go for it! It's something very different from the 'traditional' facial masks, but hey- you've got to try out new things, right?! 

Price: €3,99. 

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May 18, 2014

BERLIN HAUL

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Last week I went on a school trip to Berlin and besides visiting a lot of museums and doing some sight seeing, my classmates and I went shopping! Obviously I had to buy some goodies while I was there.. I mean, c'mon can you blame me?!

I should also say that I didn't photograph all off the stuff that I bought, like for instance two plain black tank tops that I bought at Forever 21, because I thought that would be kind of boring and I also couldn't take a proper photo with the rest of the products. And a super hydrating blood-orange conditioner, but I forgot to take that one out of the shower for the picture.. but to make things alright, i'll write a review about it- so don't get mad, haha! The brand of the conditioner is "Balea". I purchased it at DM (it's a drugstore I think.). 

I didn't buy a lot, since I went with school and in the short period that we were there, we didn't get a lot of time to shop. I bought the following products at these shops:
× Yankee Candles - Some kind of candle store (I don't have a name, sorry!)
× Mac Blush in 'Peachtwist" - Mac Counter
× Necklace - Forever 21
× Got2b Heat Protectants - DM 
× Kiko nailpolishes - Kiko Store

Have you ever been to Berlin? If so, let me know what your favorite place was/is and where's the best place to shop?!

May 5, 2014

BEAUTYGLOSS PRE-PARTY 2014 // HAUL

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My friends and I had a blast at the Beautygloss pre-party, as I had already mentioned in my previous post. In that previous blog post I showed you guys what was in the goodie bag, now it’s time to show you guys what I bought myself! It isn't much, but I’m very happy with the stuff that I did buy!

As you can see I only bought nail polishes and lipsticks. I don’t wear eye shadows, even though I do own some pallets and what not.  I just don’t like eye shadow on me, it just doesn't suit me. I’m more a mascara and liquid eyeliner kind of gal!

I just had to buy those gorgeous nail varnishes. I mean, have you seen those colours?

Those baby-pink colours, absolutely gorgeous and girly. And then, for days I want a more daring and edgy colour, I can rock the black varnish. It has this pretty navy blue shimmer, love it!

I’m also very excited about the lipsticks. I didn't own any tangerine or peach coloured lipsticks.. so I think you can understand that I had to change that  immediately!
I bought two Revlon lipsticks and one Bourjois lipstick. The Bourjois is a very pretty natural/rosy coloured lipstick, perfect for everyday use, if you ask me. The Revlon lipsticks are both in the ‘orange range’, tangerine and peach. I think I’ll be using those a lot for summer and even now, for spring! They are so creamy and soft, I love them already. 

And then... last, but definitely not least! Mascha Feoktistova's book; "Happy Life". I am beyond stoked to have bought- and to be reading this book. I've already started, and i'm really enjoying what I've read so far! My copy is signed by her, which is very cool in my opinion. I really look up to her, along side thousands of other girls! Because, not only is her blog and are her videos on YouTube so much fun, but also because she's very kind and down to earth! (I've met her two times now, at her parties, and she's so sweet). This book is my favorite thing I bought at the party! 

May 3, 2014

BEAUTYGLOSS PRE-PARTY 2014 + GOODIE BAG

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Last night my friends and I went to the annual Beautygloss Party, this year we went to the pre-party which was 18+. We had fun, laughed, looked around, shopped (of course, haha!) and we took lots of pictures and met some very cool people. 

For those who have no clue what i'm talking about and are thinking, what's this party or what is it about?! It's a party in Amsterdam that the owner of beautygloss- Mascha, holds once a year (she has held four parties now), so her readers can get to meet her, have fun and just enjoy themselves at the party, do workshops, get their nails- hair and make-up done, buy all sorts of beauty things, etc. There's so much to do! This year's theme was J'adore Paris. 

Every year they hand out goodiebags, to thank the readers for coming to the party. This year the goodiebag contained of:
× Dr.Oetker Cheesecake
× Bananarama Juice (I drank a beetle juice kind at the party, which was delicious!)
× Grazia Magazine
× Dr. van der Hoog Mask
× No-Ad sunscreen
× Mini Remington hair brush
× OncePiece silicone bracelet 
× The Master Perfumer // White Lily
× AndrĂ©lon 'Make It Shine Spray'
× Labello lipbalm 
× The Body Shop // Camomile waterproof eye & lip make-up remover

An upcoming post about the stuff I bought at the party is coming soon, so stay tuned!