How Mental Illness Affects My Friendships

As I am writing this, notifications keep on lighting up my cell phone and it's making me feel a lot of things. I'm part of a group conversation on WhatsApp with the people I met when I worked in Milan as an au pair. Even though I consider them my best friends and I love them to bits I just can't bring myself to join or even read what they are talking about. I'm ashamed of my current situation and I'm afraid I will turn the discussion into a pity party. 

CATRICE Cosmetics FALL/WINTER Makeup Collection 2016

Summer has only just started but Catrice Cosmetics is already all about the fall/winter makeup trends of 2016. Innovative base products, shaping, eye and lip products all inspired by the latest trends straight from the catwalks. Catrice knows how to reflect the international fashion looks of the season in unique beauty products of the highest quality. Inspired by the autumn/winter collections, Catrice is heading into the second half of the year 2016 with new must haves.

3 of the biggest mistakes host-families make when taking an au pair / nanny on vacation

Hiring an au pair or nanny to join you on vacation to take care of your children is a great idea. You'll have more time for yourself, enjoy the vacation you deserved for so long and worked so hard for, and your children will have someone completely dedicated to them and their needs, plus an extra amount of fun and excitement. Unfortunately I'd like to stop you right there! Yes, you deserve to go on that dream vacation but asking a young soul to come and join you on a holiday is not only about you, it's also about hosting a guest and respecting that. Here are 3 of the biggest mistakes host-families make when taking an au pair/nanny on vacation. 

Therapy⎜the good, the weird and the odd

When I think about my therapy I know it's doing me good, but there's also a couple of things that I just can't wrap my head around. Here's an update about the good, the weird and the odd about my therapy sessions. 

LIDL Makeup⎜Cien BB cream all-in-one review

LIDL has an affordable makeup collection by the name of Cien Beauty carrying products such as foundation, lipstick, lipgloss and more recently the Cien all-in-one BB cream SPF 15. Blemish balm creams are a great Summer staple, especially for a light and luminous makeup look. Here are my thoughts on the most affordable BB cream on the beauty market yet!

Rituals⎜In-flight Summer beauty travel essentials

Whenever the Summer season approaches going on a vacation is all that's on my mind, but going on a trip means I need to invest in some great travel beauty gear. Every year I find myself looking for the perfect in-flight, sample size skincare and haircare essentials and not every single beauty brand seems to have an allround collection of products. Rituals, I found, has an amazing array of great quality and luxurious feeling 'mini rituals' that will perfectly fit in your hand luggage right along with your makeup.

I'm a realist and a dreamer⎜Personal update

I noticed whenever I write a personal post, I'm either very sad or very happy. I'm nothing in-between like today, never, and I want to change that. Even though I like to look back at my personal posts I've been feeling very conscious about them the last few months, I've been worried that a lot of you might think I'm a negative person. I'm not an optimist, I know that for a fact, but I'm not a pessimist either, I'm a realist and a dreamer.

Why your favorite beauty blogger doesn't respond to your DM

As my presence as a beauty blogger and vlogger is becoming increasingly bigger online so is the amount of messages from subscribers that I receive in my inbox becoming more and more considerable. I have to admit that it's very overwhelming at times, and that even though I find it important to get back to absolutely everyone I noticed that there are some DM's I very much like to skip, here's why.

Catrice Cosmetics prime and fine anti-shine blur stick review & swatches

I've tried most Catrice Cosmetics face primers, the very first one I ever purchased was the Prime and Fine Smoothing Refiner in the jar, I then moved on to the Prime and Fine Pore Refining Anti-Shine base sold in a tube, to end up with the one just added to their makeup collection recently: the Catrice Prime and Fine Anti-Shine Blur Stick. Makeup brands are packaging everything in sticks and Catrice is following the trend, here are my thoughts.

NEW - H&M Conscious Dry Shampoo Review

H&M launched a new beauty line, one that is eco friendly, organic, certified by Ecocert and part of their already existing clothing line called H&M Conscious. The 2016 H&M Conscious Beauty Collection has everything covered from hair care, to skin care, to body products. Today I want to talk about their refreshing, cleansing and stimulating peppermint dry shampoo. Having dealt with an oily scalp my whole life I would go as far as saying I'm the perfect candidate to give you my thoughts.