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Winter 10x10 style challenge pt. 1

Jan 19, 2018

As some of you may remember, last summer I embarked on a little style challenge, called the 10x10. And now, in the bleak midwinter, I decided to do it all over again! But before I get into my hopes and goals for this particular challenge, let me refresh a bit what this challenge is all about.

3 awesome natural beauty brands you need to know about.

Jan 12, 2018

Before we start this post, let me confess to you that I am by no means a beauty connaisseur. Yes, like a lot of women I have been wearing make-up daily since I was about 15 years old, but to me it was always more of a functional thing. I was never that teenage (or twenty-something, or whatever) girl that could spend hours on end experimenting with new products or perfecting her techniques. I've also been quite the low budget shopper when it comes to make-up. So maybe, I'm not the best judge when it comes to evaluating make-up brands.

That being said, I absolutely LOVE the 3 brands I'm about to discuss below. So, if you're interested in an amateur's opinion...

Why we need to change our definition of succes.

Jan 5, 2018

As you may already know, I'm one of those people who is constantly torn between wanting to live a simple, lazy life and the wish to become super succesful. At something. Anything really (because even at the age of 28 I never quite managed to figure out what I really like to do).

Where this weird semi-obsession with succes came from, I honestly do not know, but on the other hand I think it's quite clear that I'm not the only one who has it. People who have 'made it' are adored by society. A career that is not only interesting and challenging, but also blosssoming, is such an important part of life nowadays. It's what you use to impress your grandparents and what you brag about on Instagram. Heck, #girlboss is the most en vogue title of our age! Succes may even be the modern Holy Grail.

What concerns me here, is that we look at succes as an end destination. First you hustle, then you reach the the top. But that point of view leaves hardly any room for failure.

Lessons learned from 11 months on a shopping diet.

Dec 22, 2017

As the year is coming to an end, looking back on what has been, is traditionally part of the deal. Since I spent the biggest part of 2017 (starting from february , that is) on a shopping diet, it seems only logical to evaluate how much of my intention I managed to make true, and how the experience has been for me. Exited to find out how I did and what I learned ?

A sustainable / small business Christmas gift guide for procastinators.

Dec 16, 2017

Ho, ho, ho mateys! My "tree" is all set, the only thing that's still missing are the presents! Yes, yes, I procastinate. But not for long, because I just fabricated a collection of the cutest gifts and stocking fillers from around the web. I included some of my favourite Etsy shops (shop small business y'all!) and some fair trade and sustainably made stuff. Go and have a peek! Or are you telling me that you're one of those A-types who already did all of their Christmas shopping weeks ago?! No, I didn't think so!