BEAUTY

Benefits of Grapeseed Oil for Skincare

February 6, 2017
Benefits of grapeseed oil in skincare

Have you started using oils in your beauty routine? Let me introduce you to one of my favorite oils right now – grapeseed oil. For the longest time, I used only coconut oil. I used it as a hair mask, lip balm, body lotion. Pretty much everything. However with so many amazing oils on the market right now, I wanted to try something else. First of all, my skin tends to get very oily at times, so I wasn’t sure…

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LIVING

A Look Back at My Second Trimester

February 1, 2017
Look Back at My Second Trimester

As of today, I’m 28 weeks pregnant, and I have officially entered the third trimester of my pregnancy.  So this post is all about my experiences during the second trimester. Sweater; Jeans; Boots; Lipstick; Rings; FOOD First, let’s talk food. I have to admit that I have never before felt so hungry in my entire life. Food just tasted so delicious during my second trimester. Carbs have been my utter weakness, and even though I love fish, no meat during this…

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BEAUTY

4 Must Have Beauty Products for 2017

January 30, 2017
4 Must Have Beauty Products for 2017

2017 is about embracing your natural look, minimal makeup, and dewy looking skin. The first thing in achieving healthy and glowing skin is using the right products. Today I’m sharing some of my favorite must-have beauty products for 2017. LA ROCHE-POSAY MICELLAR WATER Micellar water is made of tiny micelles, which are oil molecules dissolved in soft water. The surprising thing is that it doesn’t leave your skin oily as you might think it will. Instead, it removes makeup and dirt, leaving…

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FOOD LIVING

Creamy Pineapple Coconut Frozen Dessert

January 25, 2017
Creamy coconut frozen dessert

Refreshing, delicious and creamy pineapple coconut frozen dessert. So today’s post started with the genuine intention to make a smoothie. I’ve been obsessed with smoothies, and I’ve been trying different variations that work best. Smoothies are a great way to add some fruit and veggies to your diet. My daughter has always loved eating fruits and vegetables, and I’ve never had a to force her to eat them (except for zucchini, but I’m working on that). To keep things interesting…

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STYLE

Chunky Beanie + Cozy Jackets Under $50

January 23, 2017
Cozy Jackets under $50

I wore this outfit over the weekend. Have I mentioned how much I love a cute chunky beanie? Since it’s pretty cold and windy here in the Hague, wearing a warm beanie is an absolute must. I got this one from here but it’s already sold out, so I linked to a few similar options below. Also, I realized how much I love sweater dresses. They are stretchy and easy to wear, even now with my growing belly. Do you remember…

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DRINKS LIVING

Warm Almond Butter Hot Chocolate Smoothie Recipe

January 18, 2017
Warm almond butter hot chocolate smoothie recipe

If you love hot chocolate but you’re looking for a healthier alternative than the powder packages they sell in the stores, I got you! Today we’re making warm almond butter hot chocolate smoothie. I’ve tried this recipe a couple of times and this is just the perfect combination. Not too sweet, no added sugars. You really have to try it to believe me how good it is. It’s packed with protein, fiber, vitamin E, calcium, and potassium. So lots of good…

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STYLE

Oversized Sweater and Faux Leather

January 16, 2017
Oversized sweater and faux leather leggings

Today’s outfit has everything I love in an outfit. It’s easy, it’s comfy, and it’s cozy. I’ve had this particular sweater for more than two years. Surprisingly, it’s still in great shape and happens to be one of my favorite sweaters. I love everything about turtlenecks! They’re just so classy, don’t you think? Also, oversized sweaters are a must for the winter, and a must if you’re pregnant in the winter: wink wink. I’ve been getting bigger, and it’s harder and…

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LIVING

Best of 2016: A Year in Review

January 13, 2017
Best of 2016

It’s hard to think of one word that would describe 2016. There were just way too many things that happened in my personal life and I shared a big chunk of my experiences here on the blog. If you remember in the beginning of the year, I traveled back to the states to officially become a US citizen. Yay for that, right? I was postponing the whole process for last 4 or 5 years and now it just feels right.…

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BEAUTY

How to Dry Brush and Why You Need to Start Today

January 11, 2017
How to dry brush and why is dry brushing good for you?

Have you heard of dry brushing? If you haven’t I hope this post will help clear things out for you. We will talk what is dry brushing, how to dry brush and what are the benefits of dry brushing. It’s truly an amazing thing for your skin, so if you haven’t started with dry brushing, you should. It leaves you with smooth and soft skin. It removes dead skin cells plus it’s the best way for exfoliation. Dry brushing has…

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HOME LIVING

12 Fabulous Home Decor Finds You Won’t Believe are Under $30

January 9, 2017
Fabulous home decor finds under $30

FEATHER-SHAPED PLATE | GOLD STAINLESS STEEL COASTERS | DENIM PILLOW | CONCRETE SOY WAX CANDLE | METAL WIRE BASKET | PHOTO FRAME | HEART DISH | STEMLESS WINE GLASSES | GOLD-SILVER SALAD SERVERS | WHITE GOLD TEALIGHT HOLDER | IVORY FAUX FUR THROW | MARBLE CANDLEHOLDERS | Not sure if I’ve mentioned this before, but I love home decor. If you follow me on Pinterest, you know that I’m constantly pinning interior design ideas. There is just something about home decor items…

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