Review: Nivea Styling Gel Extra Strong vs. Nivea Texture Sculpting Gel [English/Dutch]

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]

Review: I tried HEMA skincare products (Let’s Glow line + more) [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]

Why you should learn a second language (and other facts about being bilingual)

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)

Review: Petal Fresh Lavender Shampoo + Conditioner [English/Dutch]

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]

Review: Garnier Delicate Oats/Milde Haver conditioner [English/Dutch]

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]