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]

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]