My Guilty Pleasures

Something more light¬†today ūüėČ I’m going to share my guilty pleasures, things I enjoy so much – but shouldn’t, haha.

 

1. Reality TV

Temptation Island, Sister Wives, Keeping up with the Kardashians, Teen Mom, … the crazier the better. There’s almost nothing I love more than watching these reality tv-shows where you don’t have to think but can enjoy the madness and drama.

2. Stracciatella ice cream

Preferably with some extra chocolate sprinklers on top. Yum!

3. Having a bum day

I love ignoring all my responsibilities, with no make-up, sweatpants on, watching some YouTube/Netflix/Reality shows!

4. Memes

My brother & I, like to send memes back and forward to eachother Рit can be so relatable and relaxing ;D

5. Pregnancy-related videos

We are not pregnant, nor trying to get pregnant – but still, I enjoy all of these pregnancy-related videos so much haha. Pregnancy updates, breastfeeding tips (like really? haha) and ‘Baby Names we love but won’t be using’ videos are some of my favourites. I know this sounds so strange, but I find myself going into this YouTube blackhole of mommy-videos and I just can’t seem to find my way out ;D

 

What are your guilty pleasures? Share them in the comments!

Why I don’t like blogging anymore (RANT)

Today is another opinion piece. If you easily get offended, maybe this one isn’t for you – but I thought it would be nice to share our opinions on this topic.

I saw Jana’s blogpost the other day, and eventhough she just lightly touched on the topic, it hit home.¬†The reason I don’t like blogging anymore is quite simple, yet complex at the same time.

I feel like everyone in the blogging/instagram/beauty industry takes themselves so serious. It looks like they think they and their products are the be-all end-all.

For one, nothing is taken lightly anymore. Everyone is offended by everything. Nobody is minding their own business. There is so much drama all over & it just really hit me when I saw an instagrammer claim that “someone was copying a look they created, without crediting them”.
Like WHAT? When did we put a copyright on a make-uplook? And why do people think that they ‘did something first’. It’s make-up. It’s art, yes – but it is experimenting. I am sure SOMEONE around the globe already thought of the thing you put on instagram. The fact that your picture has been posted earlier does not mean you thought of the idea first. Like REALLY.

Blogging has become such a serious thing. You can’t post when you want anymore, you have to be consistent or your blog doesn’t mean anything. Blogging isn’t about being honest and sharing your true opinion, it’s about shallow posts that make every company happy, in hopes of getting free products.

Another thing that bothers me is that in a fact we are pushed diversity, yet we are seeing the same look over and over. Skinny six-packed bikini models, boob jobs, contour craziness, big lips, … I just don’t like it anymore. I get the whole ‘being open about getting work done’ but when I scroll through instagram there is maybe 3 pictures in 12 hours of girls that look somewhat¬†natural still. We are lead to believe that we all have to look that way – because everyone else is looking that way. It just seems like natural make-up isn’t a thing anymore. It is piled on, filtered out and led to believe it’s how we all should look all the time. People are preaching self love and confidence, but when they get to earn the big $$ they go around and get plastic surgery. I’m not affected in the way that I get insecure, I just get annoyed that¬†no one is relatable anymore.

We’re seeing press trips in exotic islands, perfect relationships, perfect bodies, big houses and cars, …

It is all so fake. And I’m tired of it.

My blog will not be consistent – because I am working full time and I just don’t have the time nor energy to be typing and photographing for hours and hours after work.
My blog will not be perfect – because I want it to be a flow of how I’m feeling. And if I want to wait two weeks before putting a post up, because that’s when it feels right, I will.
My blog will not be about pleasing others – because I started it for myself in the first place.

My blog will be a reflection of me. And I’m fine with that.

I’m open for discussion. Leave your opinions on this topic in the comments!

Am I not ambitious enough?

Todays post is going to be something a little bit different than my usual posts.¬†While reading 2WMN’s post on Dreams, I was thinking about something that happened to me a while back.

Ever since I was little I dreamt of being a preschool teacher, being married to my soulmate with some little ones running around in our own house. As you can see, it’s nothing ground-breaking.

However, I had to work hard to make my dream of becoming a preschool teacher come true. As I have touched on in previous posts, I had to do a part of my second year over, which lead me to graduate half a year after everyone else. It wasn’t easy to make it all happen in 6 months & I cried A LOT before deciding to do all my tasks in half a year, because I felt like such a failure for failing that part of my education. Eventually I graduated in February of 2016 and started working immediately at the school where I’m still working now, a full year later.

I completed a full make-upcourse while studying, got a hairdressers degree in my first half year of working, found a place with my fiancé to build our house on & I am planning my wedding while working full time in my own classroom for the first time and still being able to spend time with my friends and family.

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One day I was talking to someone about their dreams, and they expressed a desire to be succesfull in their field¬†and building a¬†chain of businesses all around the country. “What do you dream about?”

When I answered what my ideal scenario would be: working at least parttime in my classroom, because I love it too much to ever give it up, and doing hair & make-up on the side at home so I could still combine it with future kids, I got the simple reply “That’s it? Don’t go further? Expanding your business to multiple places?”

No. “That’s it”. Obviously ambition is different¬†to every single person. I was kind of offended, like my dream wasn’t big enough. Like I should be dreaming of more than simply being happy with achieving everything I wanted to achieve. Like I shouldn’t call myself ambitious because my dream isn’t big enough.

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So today I want to tell you, whatever you dream of, make it happen. No matter how ‘big’ or ‘small’ that dream may be. Be ambitious and make it happen, even if it is happening in a 5 mile radius of where you are now.

What’s your take on this?

 

 

Review: MAC Mineralize Skinfinish Natural

Since totally beating up my Kat von D Shade & Light palette, I was in need of a new face powder.
I didn’t really know which way to go so I decided to try a cult fave – MAC’s Mineralize Skinfinish Natural. Not¬†to be confused with the ‘normal’ Mineralize Skinfinishes (like Soft & Gentle for example) which are MAC’s highlighters.

Read my review here!

Verder lezen Review: MAC Mineralize Skinfinish Natural

How to adult: Checking off your to-do list

With adulting comes great responsibility. And with  responsibility comes a long list of things to get done.

This is how you can accomplish them all.

1. Today is for …¬†

Having a set day for certain duties works great for me personally. It gets you out of the “I will do it tomorrow” excuse. Tuesdays are for ¬†the ironing, Wednesday I clean, Fridays¬†are free for dates, every second Saturday of the month is for grocery shopping. This way you know when you need to do what and you¬†won’t fall behind.

2. Make a physical list. This way you won’t get sidetracked doing something you remembered while doing another job. Also, physically checking off your to-do list feels so good!

3. Be realistic. You will not do 5 loads of laundry and ironing and go to the grocery store while cleaning the house. Set realistic goals of what you can achieve in an evening/day.