Monthly Archives: February 2012

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Bloglovin is a site where you can manage all the blogs you’re following. Do you also hate it having 846834831479 different windows/tabs open in your browser with all of your favourite blogs? Well, there’s an easy solution. With Bloglovin, you can bring all of the blogs you’re following together on one dashboard. It makes it supereasy to check all the new posts at once. They also have a Chrome extension, so you can immediately see if there are any new posts!

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D.I.Y.: Golden twig bracelets

Alright, today I’m bringing you a brand (or should I say branch -lame puns) new D.I.Y.! I found this wonderful and very creative post on Girlscene.nl on how to turn a few twigs into a fashionable bracelet.

Here’s what you’ll need:

  • a few (bendable) twigs
  • gold (or silver, whatever you like) metallic paint, perhaps spraypaint if you like
  • glue or a glue gun
  • cord

And this is how you do it:

  1. Cut the twigs a little bit longer than the circumference of your wrist.


  2. Bend them into a round shape, make sure that the two ends overlap each other a bit.
  3. Enfold those ends with the cord to ensure them to stay fixed.

  4. Put a bit of glue on the cord to make it even more solid.
  5. Spray your bracelet gold or silver. Let it dry. Paint another layer.

  6. Let it dry. All done!

Hope you like it!

 

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Inspirational Photos (Theme: Quotes)

If it were completely up to me, I’d probably only make photoposts on this blog, but that wouldn’t be interesting to read, plus I have a Tumblr for that. But a photopost once in a while is ok! Today I chose for a photopost with quotes, because, well, I have an entire map on my Facebook account with these photos and I absolutely adore them. So take a break, get yourself some tea, sit down and reflect on your life. Enjoy!

 

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My favourite hair care brand

I know I haven’t posted anything in quite a while, and I’m not even going to make up any excuses for it (actually I spent the last few days partying in my Pikachu outfit -check my DIY Pokébra-, I’ll upload some pictures later). Anyway, I’m back now. This post will talk about my hair routine, the products and brands I use, etc.

 

Throughout the years I tried many a shampoo, conditioner and hair mask, and though the results occasionally were satisfying, my hair was always extremely dry. I might as well have a wig made of straw on my head, you probably wouldn’t notice the difference (except maybe for the colour, as I’m quite a dark brunette).
But a few months ago, my younger sister (she’s 18) came home with a big unelegant bottle of Syoss conditioner. Being the sneaky sister I am, I tried it that very day, and she soon noticed because I would not shut up about how soft my hair was!

The next day I went to buy some Syoss shampoo and conditioner, and though it looks like quite an expensive brand, it really isn’t. You’ll pay more than you would for a regular cheap bottle, but the Syoss bottles are a lot bigger (About €4 for 500ml).

Most Syoss products are meant for dull and dry hair hair with split ends, from which I clearly suffered. Normally my hairdresser had to cut at least 10cm from my hair due to split ends, but last time I went there she said it was almost a miracle that I barely had any split ends. My hair is also a lot shinier than it used to be. It’s softer, easier to comb through, and less dry.

However, to every good thing there’s a less positive side. Some Syoss products contain silicons, which can make your hair very soft and shiny, but they’ll also provide difficulties when you’re planning on dyeing your hair. It will also make your hair greasy faster, so you’ll have to wash it more often. And because my hair is usually dry, washing it more often is not really a good idea.
Luckily, Syoss came up with a new type of shampoo (there even was a 2+1 for free action in my grocer, Kruidvat, score!) that doesn’t contain these silicons. Look for the bottle with blue letters. It’s for dull hair and is supposed to give you a volume lift.

Anyway, I usually wash my hair twice with the shampoo, apply the 1-Minute-Intensive Mask (found it for €2.99!) and finish with the conditioner. Afterwards, I let my hair dry naturally for as long as possible before blow drying it fastly and straightening it.

I also own a Syoss Shine&Hold hairspray, but I’ll review that one later.

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February 21, 2012 · 9:18 pm

My fashion/inspiration icons

Everyone has a different list of people who inspire them. Obviously, some inspirational people appear more often on those lists than others. You can also have a personal fashion inspiration list. Fashion icons who often appear on these lists are Coco Chanel, Kate Moss, the Olsen twins, Lady Gaga, etc.

I’ll give you guys a little peek in my own inspiration icons list!

1. M.I.A.: She has this lovely laid-back, idgaf attitude.

 

2. Sky Ferreira: Just because I love her hair and her edgy rocker-but-still-girly look.

 

3. Lana Del Rey: Lana is like a retro fairytale girl gone bad. Fascinating!

 

4. Gwen Stefani: Although La Stefani hasn’t really been in the spotlights lately, her sense of fashion will never fade. She made red lips hot again.

 

5. Rihanna: Her outfits are extravagant, especially the ones she wore in We Found Love.

 

6. Kate Moss: Druggie or not, this model has got an impeccable sense of style.

 

7. Taylor Momsen: I actually wasn’t a big fan of this rock chick in the Gossip Girl show, but I love her daily outfits!

 

I’m guessing you sort of get an idea of my style now, I like grungy, rock chick, bad girls attitude, but with a very girly touch.

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DIY: Pokébra

Aight, a rather personal post for once. Next week there’s a carnival ball in my town and I wanted to give you guys a sneak preview on the outfit and dress theme my best ‘non gay but still kinda gay’ friend and I are up to. We’re going to dress up as Ash and Pikachu from Pokémon!

We went shopping in Maastricht, Holland yesterday and I suddenly came up with the idea to make my friend a nice pokébra. ‘Cause face it, dressing up as Ash isn’t very difficult, so I wanted to spice it up a bit.

This is what I made him:

White cheap bra: about €6 (7.9USD)
Red and black permanent marker: still had those at home
Making my guy friend try on a bra over his sweater in a full store: PRICELESS

It’s not very difficult to make actually, all you need are the bra and some permanent markers. I used a big red one, a big black one and a small black one for the inner circle. Oh, and I used a pencil to sketch the lines at first.

Furthermore, here are some inspiration pictures I’m going to use for my costume. So far, I’m just dressing up completely in yellow (yellow hot pants, yellow fingerless gloves and a yellow top). I’m going to try and make decent Pikachu ears and a tail, with fabric or cardboard, haven’t really figured that one out yet. I’ll paint my cheeks red and my nails yellow (maybe with black crackle).

  

  

 

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Inspirational photos (Theme: Amazing hair)

Time for my second ‘inspirational photo’ post! This time, the theme’s ‘Amazing hair’. Of course this is very subjective, as you probably have a different taste in hair styles. I personally love long hair, beachy waves, bright colours, sidecuts and high buns.

Enjoy! And if you have any ideas for future photo posts, don’t be afraid to share them in the comments below!

Which are your favourite hair styles?

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