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Autumn Makeup Routine

Here it is, my simple Autumn Makeup Routine. It’s not fancy and it’s not amazing. It’s usually a 5 minute face. When I lived in America my routine was so much longer. I find that as I get older, I want to spend less time in the bathroom. But I do still have imperfections I want to cover. Before I apply makeup I start off with my skincare routine. I like to mix my Ordinary High-Spreadability Fluid Primer in with…

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Autumn Skin Routine

Skincare routines should change as the seasons do and I’m sure we all have our perfect Autumn skin routine. Since I finally have mine all sorted out I thought it would be a good idea to share. I’ve been using these products for a while now and they do my skin wonders. Not everyone needs toner in their life but I do. The first step of my Autumn skin routine beings with the cleanse. I use The Body Shop’s Tea Tree…

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My spring 2018 nail polish picks

Spring is a time of rebirth and a time of reinventing. Unfortunately for me, I’m still sick, I can’t spend time outside without being too cold and coughing up a storm. How else can I pump myself up without being able to bask in the sunlight? By doing my nails! It seems like a trivial thing, I know but there’s something about painting my nails that’s both comforting and rejuvenating. So while I can’t enjoy the spring flowers all day, at least…

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Spring Lush Haul

It’s no secret that I love Lush. Every time I try and break away to find a new (and cheaper) brand, I always return. There’s something about the products that keeps me returning. Now that I’ve had plenty of time to see what works (and what doesn’t) I have my staple products. The weather here has made me change up my skin routine over and over again but at least with Lush, there’s some consistency in what I buy. So…

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MoYou PRO 18 stamp plate

I don’t buy as much nail polish as I used to. There aren’t many things that really get me excited when it comes to nails. However, when I saw the new Professional plates by MoYou, my heart leapt out of my chest. While stamping plates are not new to the nail scene, I really felt these patterns speaking to me and jumped at the chance to get them. What is a nail polish plate? It’s an easy way to create…

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Lifestyle Skincare & Beauty

My fall nail polish picks

The one thing I love about minimalism is that you purge what makes your life hectic and embrace what you enjoy. I got rid of so many things when I came to The Netherlands. That included lots of unnecessary things from unworn shoes to clothing with tags still attached. While I cannot call myself a true minimalist, I do my best to keep free of unwanted clutter so that I can be stress free. However that does not mean I…

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My updated skincare routine

My skin makes me feel like I’m a teenager. Not because it’s young and firm, but because I’m always breaking out. I started having acne when I was in 8th grade and it’s stuck with me ever since. I hate having to say that I have adult acne. However it’s not an uncommon issue. Now I have a skincare routine that allows me to battle the worst breakouts. The rest of the time my skin is clear and healing well.…

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Lifestyle Living in North Holland Shopping

Ordering from Hypnotic Polish

Now I’m not turning into a beauty blog, but this is a lifestyle blog about living in The Netherlands. When I lived in California I had a polish collection to rival nail salons. Of course, that collection is no more and it’s been ages since I bought a new color. Sander’s been encouraging me to find stores that are Netherlands based so that I can purchase the little things that I take pleasure in. Even though I’m trying to practice…

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Lifestyle Living in California

An all natural facial

Before I left for the Netherlands, I had the honor of attending a few sessions of with Dora, an Esthetician who specializes in natural cleansing products and at the time, was opening a new space to work her magic. Now she works from home, using the same wonderful products she used the last time. It was a top priority for me to see her again because her facials are simply amazing. Not only are they relaxing and a fantastic way to…

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