Review: Noughty Wave Hello shampoo, conditioner & curl taming cream [English/Dutch]

Noughty is a brand from the UK that I have been wanting to try out for a while now. When I saw that they recently started selling their Wave Hello shampoo and conditioner at a big Dutch drugstore, that was the perfect chance to finally purchase them. After using these products for a while, I … More Review: Noughty Wave Hello shampoo, conditioner & curl taming cream [English/Dutch]

4 decluttering mistakes to avoid (if you want to declutter sustainably)

Decluttering is an important tool for minimalism. It is necessary to reduce the number of items you own, and it can be very useful to find out what you really value in life – resulting in being more mindful of what you buy and making less unnecessary purchases in the future. This in turn can … More 4 decluttering mistakes to avoid (if you want to declutter sustainably)

Zo lees je ingrediëntenlijsten voor de Curly Girl Methode: een uitgebreide gids

An English version of this post can be found here. Beginnen met de Curly Girl Methode kan nogal overweldigend zijn. Waar je vroeger gewoon haarproducten kon kopen zonder de ingrediëntenlijsten te lezen, zijn er plotseling allerlei ingrediënten die je moet ontwijken: sulfaten, siliconen, uitdrogende alcoholen, minerale oliën en waxen. En dan zijn er ook nog … More Zo lees je ingrediëntenlijsten voor de Curly Girl Methode: een uitgebreide gids

An extensive guide to reading ingredient lists for the Curly Girl Method

Voor een Nederlandse versie van deze post, klik hier. Starting the Curly Girl Method can be very overwhelming. Where previously you could just buy hair products without reading the ingredient lists, suddenly there are all these ingredients you need to avoid: sulfates, silicones, drying alcohols, mineral oils and waxes. And then there are also ingredients … More An extensive guide to reading ingredient lists for the Curly Girl Method

Disability Pride Month: what does it mean to be proud to be disabled?

This year I learned that July is Disability Pride Month. Although I have identified as disabled for a while now, I had never heard of Disability Pride Month before. And to be honest, the concept of being proud of your disability sounds a little weird at first. Disability acceptance: sure, that makes sense. But being … More Disability Pride Month: what does it mean to be proud to be disabled?

Review: new HEMA shampoo, conditioner, curl booster [English/Dutch]

Quite some time ago I reviewed several hair products by the Dutch store HEMA. None of these products were completely Curly Girl Method approved, but they were silicone-free. Since then, HEMA has renewed their hair product line and now all of their hair products are not only silicone-free, but also completely sulfate-free and without waxes … More Review: new HEMA shampoo, conditioner, curl booster [English/Dutch]

8 minimalist & capsule wardrobe YouTube channels to follow

One of my favourite sources for minimalism and capsule wardrobe content is YouTube. There are a lot of great channels out there that inspire me to minimize my own closet or create a capsule wardrobe. I love taking a peek into other people’s wardrobes, even if their style is completely different from mine. What I … More 8 minimalist & capsule wardrobe YouTube channels to follow

Why I relate to spoon theory (despite its problems)

One of the most popular ways to explain limited energy in chronic illness and disability is the spoon theory. It is an analogy developed by Christine Miserandino back in 2003. She describes sitting in a restaurant with a friend, who asks her what it is like to have a chronic illness (in her case, Lupus). … More Why I relate to spoon theory (despite its problems)

Review: Love Beauty and Planet Shea Butter & Sandalwood Oil shampoo+conditioner [English/Dutch]

Love Beauty and Planet is a hair and body care brand that is marketed as being ‘green’. While I am not sure how sustainable they really are, being part of Unilever, their products are vegan and they use recycled plastic for their bottles – so at least those are good things. Another good thing about … More Review: Love Beauty and Planet Shea Butter & Sandalwood Oil shampoo+conditioner [English/Dutch]