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March Weekend Loves #2

Happy weekend everybody! How are you doing? The sun is shining brightly over here and I’ll definitely be heading out today.
Over the past week I’ve gathered a bunch of favourite things, videos and links to share with you. Take a look at what I’ve loved!

This Channel

Jenny Mustard is a channel that has been popping up in my recommended videos for a long time, and every now and then I’d click one of them. Lately I’ve found myself clicking on them more and more often and really enjoying them, so I thought it only fair I finally subscribe. I especially like the videos where she’s talking with her husband, like this one. The videos are always packed with good tips and I quite enjoy the simple aesthetic.

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A Moment Of Weakness

It was a lovely sunny day, so I wanted to use the opportunity and take Robbert out to shoot some outfit photos. I had styled an outfit around this new burgundy red faux fur vest that I bought in Austria. When I saw this piece in the store, I instantly fell in love. Burgundy is one of my favourite colours to wear, as I’m sure you know, and I love pretty much everything else about it as well. The length, the cut, the fact that it has no sleeves… When I tried it on at the store and my mom said “you have to get this”, I said “yeah. Robbert’s going to hate it though”. I’ve always been a bit more daring with my outfit choices than your average Dutch girl. Jeans and a shirt is the norm here, wear anything more and people will think you’re arrogant and pretentious. I’m kind of used to giving off a first impression of arrogance and pretentiousness, and I’m generally fine with it as this impression is easily melted away by a bright smile and a cheerful “hello”.

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March Weekend Loves #1

Welcome to the weekend, my lovely readers! As we speak, I’m at the I Love Beauty event to give a workshop in Hair Hacks, have a little meetup, browse the stalls, meet new people and have fun.
In case you’re staying in and are looking for something to watch, read or listen to, I’ve got you covered! Here are some of my favourite things of this week:

This Show

I have a total love/hate relationship with The Magicians. The storyline gets really, really bad sometimes and it’s weak overall, but the show is very aesthetically pleasing and for some reason I can’t stop watching it. What to expect? In a nutshell: sexually frustrated college-aged Harry Potter goes to Narnia. Not literally of course, but the resemblances are very striking. I know I’m not making this sound appealing at all hahaha, sorry! I binge-watched most of season two while I was on holiday and I really enjoyed it, although some of the plot turns make me laugh out loud or facepalm. It’s easy entertainment I guess, as long as you don’t expect too much of this show it’s very enjoyable. The Harry Potter-esqueness has been dropped in season two and I feel like it’s become better overall. Something fun if you need to kill some time!

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Bath & Body Works Candle Haul

The store I regret not having in the Netherlands the most isn’t Sephora, nor Victoria’s Secret… It’s Bath & Body Works. Yep. Since my first days on YouTube, I’ve always admired the cute scented three-wick candles in pretty much every beauty guru’s background. Elle and Blair Fowler’s Bath & Body Works candle hauls were among my absolute favourite videos ever and I’ve always said if I ever made it to the USA, Bath & Body Works would be the first place I’d head to, to fill up my suitcase with their famour scented candles. A few weeks back, I got an opportunity to shop there from my little home in the Netherlands. A package forwarding company called myMallBox offered to let me try their service and have a package delivered from the USA to the Netherlands. As soon as I read the email I knew what I wanted to do with this opportunity, haha! I’ll tell you more about how the service works later, first let’s take a look at what I bought at Bath & Body Works (still can’t believe I’m saying this. That place is like Narnia to me)!

White Tea & Pear Scented Candle

Fragrance notes: sweet white tea, crisp bartlett pear, sparkling bergamot

Ta-dah! Here it is, my first ever real Bath & Body Works three wick scented candle, in the flesh. I spent literally hours in the webshop, trying to decide which one to get. I went for this one in the end; the White Tea & Pear scent. The description sounded like heaven and I’m happy to report the real-life scent doesn’t disappoint. It’s a super fresh and light springtime scent that’s very pleasant, exactly the way I like my home scents. You have no idea how excited I am to prop this up in the background of my videos, haha!
I love the jar itself as well, with the pretty lid and the cute design on the side. When I burn this up, the jar will definitely be repurposed one way or another.

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Tea Time Topic: Anxiety

Go make yourself a cup of your favourite hot brew and sit back while I chat away. In this video I’m going to open up and tell you about my lifelong experience with anxiety, how it manifests for me, what I do to deal with it… And I’m answering some of the questions you guys sent me through Instagram. Enjoy and please feel free to leave a comment if you need to get something off your chest!