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]

My minimal skincare routine for sensitive combination skin

Almost two years ago, I wrote a post all about my skincare routine with affordable drugstore products. Since then, I have learned a lot more about skincare, and a lot of new products became available in the Netherlands. So since that blog post, I have changed up my routine quite a bit. What hasn’t changed … More My minimal skincare routine for sensitive combination skin

Review: Nivea Curl Plumping Mousse [English/Dutch]

Back in 2019 I reviewed the Nivea Curl Defining Creme and the Texture Sculpting Gel from their – then new – hair styling lines for different hair types. In this post I am reviewing another Curly Girl Method friendly hair product from the curl line: the Curl Plumping Mousse. In 2019 reviewde ik de Nivea … More Review: Nivea Curl Plumping Mousse [English/Dutch]

Things I wish I knew before starting the Curly Girl Method

It has been over two and a half years since I started using the Curly Girl Method to take care of my hair. While I never followed the rules very strictly, just taking a lot of the principles and applying them to my hair has definitely changed my hair for the better. It is healthier, … More Things I wish I knew before starting the Curly Girl Method