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Studio Ghibli and my childhood

There’s been a heatwave in The Netherlands right now and I want nothing to do with my computer. Instead I’ve spent my time on the couch under the only fan in our living room. The time away from my PC has given me the opportunity to rewatch some of my favorite childhood movies. And many of them are from Studio Ghibli. So I’ve pried myself off of the couch to share two things. Why Studio Ghibli films became such a…

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Lifestyle Skincare & Beauty

Summer Skin Care Routine

My skin care journey has been a wild ride but I can finally say I’m content with my skin. I’ll always have a bit of redness and a zit here and there but it doesn’t bother me as much anymore. The big win for me is that it’s been 7 months since I’ve work makeup. That’s a huge milestone! I had worn makeup since high school because I was always been insecure about my skin. I started breaking out at…

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Why you should make a summer journal

I always talk about how writing is so important to me. But in reality it’s been ages since I journaled. Like with a pen and paper and my thoughts. I used to write a lot when I was a child. I had teachers urging me to write stories for competitions and essays for school assemblies. As I grew older, my feelings about writing changed. If I did it for myself, it was a waste of what I had to offer.…

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How to Lifestyle Tips

How to prepare your home for summer

Summer is already here but if you’re like me then you’ve been slacking. These past few weeks have blended together and summer snuck up on me. It’s been so warm here and most of the windows and blinds stay closed all day. It’s strange sitting to work in the dark but it beats the heat… At least a little. So what advice do I have for you to prepare for summer? Embrace that vibe and get your booty into gear!…

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My summer 2020 Procreate color palette

Color is important in art. Different shades convey different feelings and moods. Even the use of only black and white contain intense symbology. The change of the seasons also calls for a change in colors. In summer we turn to brighter and lighter tones to match the warmth and mood of beachy times and late nights. So of course, it was time to create a new color palette for my art. If you recall, I’m doing the Bardot Challenge and…

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Books Lifestyle

My Summer Anti-Racist Reading List

Alright, I’m back to posting. I took the week off to allow more important voices to be heard. It didn’t feel right for me to post about my own calm and regulated life. Every morning I wake up and read about more death and destruction in America. It’s been hard to concentrate. But I haven’t been sitting idly. I want to be informed of the situation in America because it’s where I come from. It’s my birth place and it…

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How the Ipad Pro 2020 increased my workflow

My trust Ipad Mini has been with me for a few years now and we’ve been through it all. We went to Europe together, both for holiday and moving day. We went through a huge break up and the death of my father. It’s seen many things of my life and it’s held up well. But with an older Ipad comes less support and I’ve struggled to keep it’s low memory free. Since we had all our holidays canceled and…

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Food Lifestyle Living in North Holland

What our grocery runs look like

Sander and I used to go grocery shopping once a week. He’d come home from work and we’d hop into the car with our reusable bags. We roamed the aisles looking for delicious foods, both new and well loved, to fill our bellies. But families are limited to one member per household and I can’t go shopping anymore. Well I can, but would be for small hauls. All I have is a bike so I can’t do a weekly haul.…

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Lifestyle Skincare & Beauty

Spring/Summer Nail Polish Picks

Nail polish has always been a way for me to express myself without saying a word. I stuck close to blues and greens as I grew up. It was a form of rebellion. All the girlie girls loved pink and purple and I didn’t want to be like them. As I grew older, I realized that gender stereotypes were damaging to me if I allowed them to be. So I grew out of my rebellious “not like the other girls”…

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