Superlooks make-up workshop

superlooks 3I have to admit. I am one of those girls that doesn’t leave the house without make-up. When I was younger I hated it when people saw me without mascara. Nowadays I am a bit more tolerant to what I look like, but I still hate it when people see my face butt naked. Normally I don’t wear foundation or concealer a lot. But I always wear mascara and eyeshadow.

My friend and I love to bid at Vakantie Veilingen. It’s a Dutch online auction website. I love the thrill of bidding on something. The other day my friend saw this great deal for a make up workshop. She bid and got it twice. So we called two other friends, made an appointment and off we went!

Superlooks is located in Diemen (Amsterdam). They give workshops and sell their own make up and brushes. Superlooks is founded by Dorina van der Graaff. She is always loved beauty and fashion. After a couple years working as a fashion-photographer, she decided to start her own make up line. Continue reading

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Preservability Sunscreen

zonnecremeI am blessed with beautiful red curls. Typical for a redhead is the white, sensitive skin. Obviously I got that too!
Generally speaking, I love who I am, but if I could change one thing, it would definitely be my skin. I would love to tan a  bit faster and don’t burn that fast. I use gallons of sunscreen every summer!

Most of the time, I use one bottle of sunscreen in 2 1/2 week. I  apply it two/three times a day. I always have to buy a new bottle of sunscreen on my holiday-destination. That’s always very expensive, but absolutely essential, because burning your skin is one of the worst things you can do to your skin. It can increase the risk of melanoma (type of skin cancer).

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Yanis Marshall’s danceclasses in high heels

Yanis MarshallEvery day I hear girls say how beautiful heels are and how good their legs look when they wear heels. But in reality, when girls in Holland (except maybe Rotterdam) go out, they always wear sneakers of flats. Their feet can’t handle it. I gotta admit, my feet aren’t Beyonces feet either, but I do love wearing high heels mucho.

Dancing in high heels is a bit different than walking in high heels. Dancing is faster and you really need to control your body (or feet in this case). When you are a dancer and a fan of high heels, you gotta pay a visit to Yanis Marshall’s dance classes. Continue reading

High Pheels

Anthony High PheelsAbout two weeks ago I got an email from Antony Ciccarelli. He is the owner of High Pheels (pronounced peels) and offered me to test the High Peels. I googled it and I got excited. Of course I wanted to do that! About a week later a package from San Antonio, Texas arrived.

High Pheels – the concept.
Have you ever looked at your pile of shoes wondering how it ever came this far?  Owning the perfect heel and wishing you could change the color? Or broke as MC Hammer and really need another color heels for that perfect dress?
Antony Ciccarelli made the perfect accessory for that problem! He came up with the idea when one of his friends visited him with a suitcase filled with heels. He said: “There had to be an easier way, why not have one shoe and change out the covers.”. That’s when High Pheels were born. Currently Anthony is working on the perfect heels to fit the High Pheels. Continue reading

What to wear on my schoolpictures?

dale-irbyYou’ll probably know all about it, when you’re a mother or a student yourself. Schoolpictures. In Holland the spring is a popular time to take schoolpictures. The kids arrive in their best outfit and their hair done. Mothers warn me about stains and a tuft of hair in faces and I always check the kids 10 times before the picture is taken.

I started teaching 5 years ago and I always think about my outfit in the schoolpicture. I don’t want it to look like the year before and of course I want to look fabulous too. I have a huge attraction to blue, so I also need to pay attention to that. No blue outfits on every picture!

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Happy Birthday to me!

Bday

Yay! Today is my 28th birthday!

I already celebrated my birthday a little this weekend. My parents, sister, grandfather and one of my friends came over for cake and dinner. My boyfriend isn’t home so my birthday celebration is spread out over a couple of weeks!

But I do have a great party tonight. I’m going to Gilberto Gil with my mom and friends. Gilberto Gil is one of the greatest artists from Brasil. Today he is 71 years of age, but he still knows how to rock the stage!

Well, I wish everybody has a great day.

XOXO
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