Jolien Nathalie

I talk beauty & mental health

Urban Decay Naked Cherry

Even though I've taken a step back from the beauty blogging community this year, makeup is still a big part of my life. I love plastering on a full face! It makes me feel beautiful, it makes me feel like a little bit of an artist and it definitely is something that I consider to be self care. Not only do I thoroughly enjoy doing my makeup, it just makes me happy. 2018 was the year I really started focussing on my mental health, and makeup helped, a lot. I do have to say that as a stay at home girlfriend I probably spend a little too much time in front of the mirror but then again, if I can afford to, why not? You're right, I'm going to enjoy this until the very end. Also, I don't think I've ever had a better makeup routine! Being a former beauty blogger I stopped buying a lot of makeup just for the sake of review. I started focussing more and more on products that I actually liked instead of purchasing items simply for my site. I've had the same makeup routine for about 6 months now so I think I've got my personal face favorites pretty narrowed down. It's a mix of super affordable budget makeup, drugstore makeup and high end makeup, here we go!
Effaclar Moisturizer Review

Dealing with adult acne I'm always on the lookout for the next best skin care product that is going to transform my skin and keep it as smooth and as clear as it can be. Back in the beginning of October I was contacted by La Roche Posay Belgium to try their Effaclar Duo Plus Moisturiser for acne prone skin. Having tried this particular product in the past, last year to be exact, I responded saying that it wasn't what I was looking for at that time. Turns out La Roche Posay has changed and updated the formula ever since - and they asked if I would try it again, which I did for the past month and a half! To make this review extra interesting for you and for me, I purposely waited for my period to come and go - to make sure I give this new moisturiser formula an actual run for its money. Let's go!
Cage Free Bunny

Chloé has been with us for about 8 months now and I've gotten many questions on how I've bunny proofed the apartment and what it's actually like to have a cage free rabbit at home. To be completely honest, I still can't quite believe it myself. I never thought I'd have a rabbit hopping around in my living room, neither did I know that rabbits smell like newborn babies, that they are incredibly smart and that they can be total divas. I've been told Chloé is a very unusual pet to have, I've also been told she's spoiled rotten. Having a cage free bunny is both amazingly rewarding but also hard work. Here's everything I've learned about having a rabbit free roam in your home!
Renting For The First Time

Getting your own place is hella exciting, I know, I did it 5 years ago. I went apartment hunting, scored a new-ish, small, one bedroom flat, exactly where me and my partner wanted to live and moved in 3 months later. The real estate company was all smiles when we signed the contract - and off we went with our keys starting a new adventure, excited to start living together. It is now 2018 and boy our flat has been through a lot. When I think back of how our home looked when we just moved in, it was an absolutely mess. Here's what you need to look out for when you move into your first rental.
Jolien Nathalie

Recovering from depression and anxiety is like going through puberty all over again. It's tough, it's exhausting, it's never ending, it's like high school, pure hell. Mental illness is no joke and although I'm doing much better, my goal isn't to go for "the" cure. My goal is to be able to live healthy and happily alongside my struggles. I was never taught to deal with my feelings, they had to be tucked away for no one to see and having them come out all at once in my twenties has been incredibly overwhelming. It's been a rollercoaster of emotions and a learning lesson not only for me, but also for those around me. Being in recovery has broken relationships, mended some and strengthened others. The relationship that has flourished the most is the one with myself and I couldn't be more proud.
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