Jolien Nathalie

Honest About Beauty


I'm not a doctor, nor am I a psychiatrist, herbalist or therapist, but I do know first hand what depression and anxiety can do to your mind and to your body, as I've been a long time sufferer and survivor. Tea is a part of my self care routine, my natural medicine to stress, anxiety, mood swings and years ago my go-to home remedy to actually quit smoking and choose for a healthier lifestyle. I recently looked at my anxie-tea stash and realised they actually serve a big purpose in my life, so I wanted to share with you my favorite herbal teas to beat anxiety. 

I think we can all agree that wearing an enormous amount of highlighter is the trend of 2017. About every cosmetics brand, on the planet, made it their goal to have the most outstanding highlighter product in their makeup line - in the hopes that it will take over every beauty lovers' social media feed. I love a good glow, something subtle that brings shape, dimension and lights up the highest points of my face. I'm not into a super shimmery look, highlighting for me is about taking your makeup to the next level without looking like a disco ball. Essence Cosmetics recently released the Make Me Glow Liquid Highlighter as part of their 2017 Fall/ Winter collection. Let's have a look!

This Summer I declined 3 wedding invitations, 2 of which I was actually excited to go to. Social anxiety got the best of me once again and even though I'm relieved I didn't go, because I don't think I would have been able to practise the amount of appropriate self care, I'm also a bit sad. When I first got the invitations I was very nervous but as time passed that slowly turned into a tiny little bit of excitement. About 2 months before the 'save the dates' I received an Instagram DM from one of the other guests, and my brain decided to go completely haywire - I wasn't going to go anymore.

I first started using ZOEVA (makeup brushes) years ago when they began working with influencers on Youtube. For once, the many (mostly) American beauty bloggers that I followed and loved so much were raving about a company that was actually based in Europe, Germany to be exact. I then placed an order for a beautiful rose gold eye makeup brush set and I have bought multiple back ups ever since. ZOEVA didn't have as much makeup in their online store yet at that time, today they have more palettes than I can count. As soon as the 'The Basic Moment' blush palette was released I was intrigued. I love the design of the palette and the formula sounded really promising. After looking at some reviews I finally decided to place an order for my birthday. Let's have a look!

Every time Essence releases a new foundation I have to try it. There is no other budget brand in Belgium that is, in my opinion, as affordable and reliable as Essence Cosmetics. I recently purchased a bunch of their new Fall/Winter makeup releases and part of my haul was this Essence Fresh & Fit Awake Makeup Foundation. Fresh & Fit is a new line Essence Cosmetics has created and, from looking just at the packaging of the products so far, everything is looking really promising! 
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