perksofbeingLara

Beauty and Lifestyle blog

Wednesday, 2 August 2017

Stockholm diaries

Hello, and welcome back to my blog!

Today I am doing a post about Stockholm! I went there this summer with my brother and my father. We wanted to go to a European city, and we wanted to go to Scandinavia, so we randomly choose Stockholm! Not knowing what an amazing city it is.

So we flew to Stockholm on the 23rd of Juli, with SAS airlines. And we arrived at the hotel at about 01:30 AM. We had a few hours of sleep and had some breakfast. We had already planned out what we wanted to do the whole week, so for the first day, we went to the old town: Gamla stan.



I personally think Gamla stan is
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Monday, 3 July 2017

My bullet journal setup

Hello, and welcome back to my blog! for today's post I'm going to talk about a planning system called bullet journaling. So what is a bullet journal? Basically, it's a planner/journal which you draw from scratch. You can use any journal you want, but a dotted journal is the best because it gives you guidelines. Hense the name because of the little 'bullets.' I really love the bullet journal system because you can add anything you want into your journal, you can completely customize it, and it keeps your life really organized. Everyone can have a bullet journal. You can make it minimalistic, or you can add a lot of details to your bullet journal. So let's get into my bullet journal setup!
(A quick disclaimer: I made the following pictures a while ago, so the content is not completely up to date. I'm Dutch, so not everything in my bullet journal is in English)

I use the most popular journal, it's just very convenient, I use the
Leuchtturm 1917 A5 dotted journal.




So the first page is your index, the Leichttrum 1917 has numbered pages so you can fill in your index,
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Saturday, 10 June 2017

A guide to 100% natural beauty

Hi everybody and welcome back to my blog!

Today I'm going to talk about natural beauty/natural skincare. In the past 10 years, the beauty industry has exploded. The amount of products on the market can be really overwhelming. Maybe we should go back to the basics. A lot of people have serious skin issues. And they visit dermatologists or spend a lot of money on skincare that doesn't work even though the brand promises that all your skin care problems will fade away overnight. The beauty industry can be really ugly... a lot of brands use harsh chemicals in their products,
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Wednesday, 7 June 2017

Reviewing eyeshadow palettes

Welcome back to my blog!
For post number 4, I'm doing a review on three eyeshadow palettes. I use and enjoy eyeshadow every day. So let's get into the review!

1) Too faced natural eyes palette


I've had this palette for about half a year now, and I use it almost every day. It's perfect for an everyday look. The shadows are splendid in my opinion, they are very pigmented, and they blend out very well. Even the light shimmery shade (Silk Teddy) shows up, without using water or a setting spray to intensify it. I do know there have been some issues with Too Faced eyeshadows being a little hit or miss per palette, but my palette is fine. 



I also really like the packaging, it's sturdy, and it has a good mirror inside.
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Tuesday, 30 May 2017

5 easy, healthy summer snacks and drinks

Summer is almost there, and everyone is trying to get a bikini body, although, in my opinion, everyone has a bikini body ;). But trying to be healthy is always a good thing, I ate A LOT during my exams. It was crazy, like there was a stress monster inside my body eating up all the food... So I  thought it's time to eat healthy again. I was inspired by amazing healthy snacks that are all over Pinterest, and I came up with some snacks. I hope you enjoy my third blog post!

Detox water

Because I had been eating quite unhealthy, a good detox was needed. This detox water tastes so good, it's refreshing, and water on its own is always good of course. 



Ingredients

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Sunday, 28 May 2017

My favorite perfumes

Hi, and welcome back to my blog! 
So now that the layout of my blog is to my liking, I'm going to post a lot more!
For this post, I wanted to talk to about my favorite perfumes. The past months I have been testing out some perfumes. And these are my favorites:

Coach the Fragrance (Eau de Parfum):


Coach is my favorite 'all rounder perfume' it's good for AM and PM, it smells so good! You know how women can consider a scent as 'my scent,' well I consider Coach as 'my scent.' I found it to be the perfect combination of sweet, floral and fresh. I received a little sample of it, and it was love on first.. sniff? I guess... Coach is being described as "A fragrance full of contrasts inspired by the spontaneous energy and downtown style of New York City. Spirited and sparkling, yet sensual and feminine" It's a big claim, but I think it lives up to it. 

The main ingredients (besides alcohol and water of course)are:

Top: Raspberry, Pear and Pink Pepper


Heart: Turkish Rose, Gardenia, Cyclamen 

Base: Suede Musk, Cashmeran, sandalwood



The bottle looks amazing! You can twist the top, to open and close it. Ideal for traveling :)

La vie est belle (Eau de Toilette):
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Thursday, 25 May 2017

Cleansing favorites

Clarisonic Mia 2

So for Christmas, my niece got a Clarisonic, I'm really into skincare, but I never considered buying a Clarisonic since its pretty expensive. But my niece told me she loved her Clarisonic and that she saw a big difference in her skin. So asked a Clarisonic for my birthday, and tried it out myself. And I absolutely love my Clarisonic, I use the brush head for sensitive skin, it’s a cleanse if just 1 minute, and it leaves you feeling spotless!  And I saw a big difference in my skin. I use it every night.

So what did it do?
It definitely cleared some breakouts, my skin feels much softer because the brush slightly exfoliates. And I can see my acne scars fading making my overall complexion look better. I really love my Clarisonic, and I highly recommend it. I've had a cheaper version of the Clarisonic with a rotation brush, but I didn't like it, the Clarisonic is very gentle, and it doesn't hurt my skin at all.




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