Most of us spend quite some time on our phones these days, and I am certainly no stranger to that either. As someone with a chronic illness who needs to rest quite a lot, low energy games on my phone are a great way to spend my time – especially when I am struggling with … More 8 favourite game apps on my phone
Last year, I reviewed the Nivea Texture Sculpting Gel. This gel is Curly Girl-friendly as it is silicone- and alcohol-free. I quite liked this gel, and have been using it a lot. However, I have been alternating it with another CG-friendly Nivea gel: the Nivea Styling Gel Extra Strong. In this post, I will review … More Review: Nivea Styling Gel Extra Strong vs. Nivea Texture Sculpting Gel [English/Dutch]
HEMA is a Dutch warehouse chain with stores all over Europe, that sells affordable houseware, clothes, stationary, food, and beauty products. A few months ago I reviewed some of their haircare products; in this post I will review some of their skincare products. I tried out a full skincare routine, consisting of their Let’s Glow … More Review: I tried HEMA skincare products (Let’s Glow line + more) [English/Dutch]
I had never heard of lipedema until my mom was diagnosed with it around 17 years ago. This is the case for many people: they haven’t heard of it unless they know someone who has been diagnosed with it or are diagnosed with it themselves. And yet, it is incredibly common! Since June is Lipedema … More Lipedema Awareness Month: what is lipedema?
In my last post I wrote about why you should learn a second language, and the advantages of being bilingual. And one of the easiest ways these days to learn a language is by using an app. Although these language apps will not make you fluent, they will help you to learn the basics of … More Trying out popular language apps: which is the best?
Monolingualism, speaking only one language, is not the norm for most of the world. Many countries have multiple official languages, and there are many places where it is common to know the language of your village, the common language (or “lingua franca”, as we linguists call it) of your area and an official language of … More Why you should learn a second language (and other facts about being bilingual)
A couple of months ago, I reviewed the Petal Fresh Rosemary & Mint shampoo and conditioner. Today, I am reviewing another one of their lines that could work well for curly hair: the lavender shampoo and conditioner. Where the rosemary & mint line was supposed to be volumizing, the lavender one is supposed to fight … More Review: Petal Fresh Lavender Shampoo + Conditioner [English/Dutch]
Since trying to be more minimalist I have decluttered my closet a couple of times. I am now at a place where I am quite happy with the amount of clothes I have in my wardrobe, so decluttering to cut down the number of items in there is not really necessary anymore. However, I still … More How I declutter my wardrobe in 6 simple steps
One of my favourite things to do is to play board games and other tabletop games. I am by no means a board game nerd who knows everything about every game out there – but I have a group of friends that I regularly plan board game days with, and last year we even had … More 5 favourite board games you should play
Since I learned that my hair does need protein every now and then, I have been searching for more cheap Curly Girl-friendly conditioners with proteins. Although this Garnier conditioner does not have proteins in the ingredient list, it does contain both oat milk and rice cream, which are supposed to naturally contain proteins. The conditioner … More Review: Garnier Delicate Oats/Milde Haver conditioner [English/Dutch]