Happy Monday everybody, and happy equinox! I’m going to go ahead and just say it’s been a while since I’ve been this glad for a week to be over. Last week was… Intense. The moment I came home from my holiday I unknowingly got on a crazy roller coaster ride that lasted the whole week. Something went wrong with my secret project which needed to be fixed right away, I discussed an amazing offer that’s ridiculously exciting but super scary at the same time, I had to prepare a fun, engaging 45-minute workshop for the weekend, and besides all of that I had to film videos and write posts on the day they go up, as I was out of pre-produced content. All of these deadlines and really big, important things right after coming home and having left my family in another country once more, were a little bit too much for me to take. I’m actually really proud of myself for getting almost everything done and only breaking down a little bit, haha 🙂 Anyways, as my mind was occupied by other things and I wasn’t feeling my best in general, I didn’t take a great many photos last week. I’m still going to show you what I did take though!
It’s time for another hair tutorial! Today I’m sharing a fun, sunny weather approved hairstyle to celebrate that spring is here. I’m going to show you how to do this cute boho braided headband hairstyle. Enjoy!
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:
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!
It’s been a while since I last did a makeup video, so today I thought I’d show you my updated everyday makeup routine. I have a very steady routine at the moment, so this is the look you’ll see me wear in almost all of my videos. Enjoy!
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.