LOEPSlE

It's always time for tea

Benefit Roller Lash | A Magic Mascara

A mascara that eliminates the need for an eyelash curler… Now that’s something that catches my attention. I have stick straight lashes that have trouble standing up even when curled, so I can always use some serious curling action. When I first laid hands on Benefit Roller Lash, I was expecting an all right mascara, but I didn’t really believe the super curling claims on the packaging:

Curl Power! It’s a roller for lashes! The eye-opening Hook ‘n’ Roll brush grabs, separates, lifts and curls… while the instant curve-setting formula holds for 12 hours.

Sounds like your typical beauty product gimmick, right? But then I tried it out.

Continue reading Benefit Roller Lash | A Magic Mascara

What I’m Excited For In Amsterdam & What I’ll Miss In Utrecht

It’s almost time!¬†Only two weeks from now I’m going to pack up my stuff, disassemble my furniture and move to Amsterdam, where I’m going to rent a small apartment with Robbert. For the past four years I’ve been living in an even smaller, but very charming studio in Utrecht. I moved here when I was studying at Utrecht University, and it’s been absolutely wonderful. Before I moved here I only knew a bit of the city center, so I was really lucky to accidentally end up in one of the nicest neighbourhoods in Utrecht. I can’t even recall how many times I’ve walked around in these streets, grinning from ear to ear because I felt so lucky to be living in such a beautiful place. Needless to say, the prospect of leaving here makes me a bit sad. Robbert and I were considering moving to Utrecht at first, but we realised pretty soon that it made no sense moving to Utrecht when everything in our lives happens in my hometown near Amsterdam. We found ourselves a nice little place in the neighbourhood that was our first choice, and now the time has come to leave. Even though I already went through the big, initial mourning stage when we decided not to settle down in Utrecht almost a year ago, the move is still a bit bittersweet. I decided to write down a list of all the things I’m going to miss here in Utrecht, and another one of everything I’m looking forward to in Amsterdam. Consider it a bit of personal therapy, haha!

Continue reading What I’m Excited For In Amsterdam & What I’ll Miss In Utrecht