Monthly Archives: September 2010


Beach OOTD

Yesterday was beautiful sunny autumn day in The Netherlands. As much as it saddens me that summer is pretty much over I actually quite like the autumn season (when it’s not raining that is!) haha. The change of colour from the trees and leaves everywhere, it’s so pretty. I enjoyed a lovely breezy walk in the sunshine at Katwijk beach with a dear friend of mine. The beach in Holland is one of my favourite places to go for a walk, chat and blow out in the wind :) Sharing my outfit of the day.

Click image to enlarge. Jacket: Parka from H&M //White Top: Zara // Skinny Jeans: River Island // Leopard print scarf: Accessory shop Brussels // Earrings: Witchery //Leather Boots: Cinderella


Happy Go Lucky :)

Can you do with a good giggle? Well have I got a movie tip for you! I got this DVD out the other day & watched it with my mum. “Happy-Go-Lucky is a laugh-out-loud comedy about having fun, looking for love and getting on with life”

What’s it about?
School teacher Poppy (Sally Hawkins) approaches every day with an optimism and joy that is unshakable. When the bicycle she commutes to work on is stolen, Poppy simply signs up for driving lessons. Her teacher, Scott, is a fuming, uptight cynic who channels his anger into hilariously inappropriate episodes of road rage. But neither Scott, her bitter pregnant sister, a fiery flamenco instructor or a class room bully can change the Happy-Go-Lucky girl’s “glass half full” world view in writer-director Mike Leigh’s funny, truthful and deeply life-affirming film.

Fantastic acting by Sally Hawkins (well deserved Golden Globe win!). Polly’s attitude is a little crazy & silly but infectious! This film truly made me laugh & realise that I shouldn’t take life too serious all the time! 
“Smile and the world will smile with you” ♥ that quote!


Va Va Volume with Aveda

Like many girls I am always in the ongoing quest to find the ideal product for more voluminous hair ;) Recently as part of this quest I purchased Aveda’s Phomollient Styling Foam. See the result below.  If I may say so myself; Va Va Volume achieved!

Aveda Phomollient Styling Foam:

What Aveda says: “Our patented formula—which includes certified organic honey, burdock and marshmallow root—creates weightless volume on fine and medium hair. Adds shine without build-up or weight. Uses air-infused technology”

  • For fine to medium hair types
  • Light to medium hold
  • Weightless volume
  • Detangles
  • Builds body

How to use? What I do is spray 2-3 pumps into my hand. Rub my hands together to distribute the product evenly (yes, it does liquefy a little) and apply to damp hair; distribute near the roots for added lift. Then I blow-dry my hair (with my head upside down or using a rounded brush ) to create volume.

My hair is pretty fine (but I have quite a bit of it!) and the problem is that it often feels very “flat”. I have experimented with different mouses in the past during my quest for volume and have always hated the results. Sticky, frizzy and stiff/crunchy hair, yuck! Therefore I was a bit hesitant when the shop assistant suggested this styling foam. But I was pleasantly surprised. Phomollient Styling Foam is great because, unlike a mouse, it’s light and airy. This product leaves my hair soft and silky but magically with more volume than mother nature gave me. The foam also smells lovely & fresh, a bit like honey and the scent makes you feel like you’ve just walked out of a salon.

Little $ Tip: Save the top (the pump part that screws on the bottle) of the Phomollient and you can buy the refills for cheaper!

What product do you love for Va Va Volume?


Songs I’m lovin @ the moment =

Music speaks what cannot be expressed, soothes the mind and gives it rest, heals the heart and makes it whole, flows from heaven to the soul.

Bruno Mars – Just the way your are
Rihanna – Only Girl (in the world)
Alicia Keys – Un-thinkable
Afrojack ft Eva Simons – Take over Control
Anouk – For bitter or worse
Usher – DJ Got us Fallin’ in Love (ft Pitbull)
Stan Walker – Choose You
Shakira – Men in this town
I just love it how a song & music can just completely change your mood! 
What songs are you loving at the moment? xoxo