Meet the brand: Antwerp Avenue

Hi guys, today I am sharing this amazing Antwerp based brand with you! Learn to know Antwerp Avenue. Founded by the amazing Jessica.

Pink and stylish
Phonecases used to be boring or practical but that is over. Especially why you meet Antwerp Avenue. Expect amazing funny,cute and girly phonecovers and laptopsleeves.
The cases are designed by Jessica herself. She is a real great painter, designer and a real boss lady! Her goal, to bring art to a larger public. And she did a great job!

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Quality above quantity
Each case is so nicely packed and you will be amazed when you take the case out. It was shipped within 3 days and chances are that nobody has this case in my wide circle of friends! This last part is what I like. Next up, when you buy a case from Antwerp Avenue you support a business woman! Who works hard day in day out for her own shop! Seriously I just had to support her and this case was in sale!
Price of cases is normally around €30 but when you read all the things I said you should feel immediately better.

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Check out the website here! And order yours! Why? Because you support an amazing brand in Belgium! My order was shipped for free and I received it so fast! Not interested in the phonecases? The laptopsleeves are just as pinkish and girly!

The brand Antwerp Avenue is booming, it has already been featured in magazines like cosmopolitan! This is why this is a true musthave! Get it while it’s still young and growing!

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Oh and in case you wonder, this is a non-sponsored post! I just love to support small business! This lady is a true inspiration! She is so friendly! Go follow them on instagram @antwerpavenue!

Follow me on instagram @seesje for more pictures from my awesome case!

Lush’s MoM bath bomb

Another week another test! This week I wanted to tell you all about the Mother’s Day Bath Bomb. With a very correct but also rather boring name “MUM”. When you read this review you will know if this bath bomb is something for you!

Pinkish delight
The Mum bath bomb has these lovely pink, green and yellow colors and a real cool look. It was the reason why I picked it up in the store. You also had the dad-version,’ but I loved these colors more!
The letters are so cute that it’s absolutely a great gift! Yes the look and colors are already perfect.

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Lemon and roses
The scent of this bath bomb is a mix of oranges, lemons and roses. Making it floral yet fruity. I liked it a lot when I grabed it up in the store. My boyfriend was not convinced. When I used this Mum the entire bathroom smelled so fresh. I love it. I have to admit that I was not really relaxed, it more awakend my senses.

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The result
You will have a fizzy bath bomb for a few minutes leaving a nice present and color behind. I do admit that I did not notice any moisturizing effects. It was nice to use, but not the most and best bath bomb that I tried. I find the effect to low for the price. Let’s say a bigger bath bomb is worth more the investment.

The little note did put a smile on my face.

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Bought this combine it with bath melt or bubble bar to experience the full package and have a moisturized skin. I do prefer a bath melt instead of this bomb and they are only half the price.

Did you try this bath bomb? Did you enjoy it? Pro’s and cons?

My week in pictures

Hi guys, just a random post today with some of my favorite instagram pictures!

Last weekend I managed to buy a perfect oversized blazer from Blune Paris! It was in sales and it was perfect. A long black blazer with golden details. I was looking for a bomber jacket but this one passed my path and I was sold immediately. It actually was the last one in store and I was so happy that the fit was amazing!

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Next up I celebrated mothersday by spoiling myself. I crashed last week at work, due to the pressure that I continued to feel and I just looked for a “me-time-weekend”. I went to Lush to buy my favorite bubble bars and bath bomb. Later I bought some delicious MoMade Cupcakes for me and my boyfriend! Oh I can really enjoy those cheatdays! I have been eating only pure food the last week so this was a real pleasure! Yes I am eating more and more veggies each day, avoiding vegetarian meat-stuff and only eat whole grains like spelt. My stomach is less bloated and I feel better.

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Another goal has been reached, at the moment I have worked out 8 days in a row! That’s like not a great example but I need it to clear my mind and release the stress! I ran 10 k, I ran 5k, walked 10k, used my cross trainer the other days to complete a 45 minuten work out each day. Plus I am trying to do breathing exercises! Pushing it? Perhaps, but it just feels like the right thing to do at the time.

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So I guess you could say I was mostly working out last week! This week I am trying to do the same. I already managed to complete a 45 minute workout. On Wednesday I have this cooooool shopping event! All you french connection lovers should really be there!

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I try to eat more veggies and fruits but I feel like a piece of chocolat should be ok to have. At least I need to manage my stresslevels!

Tattoos that hide the past

Dear followers, today I wanted to present to you a way to say goodbye to the past. And although we may not like our past it has been a part of our life. This post will show some brilliant ideas to cover up scars. Because no matter if it was selfharm, surgery, burning marks or anything else. Covering up something that makes you feel bad is always the best option.

Selfharmvictims are sometimes each day confronted with their past. The wounds may heal, but some scars don’t go away. When they want to cover them up a tattoo is a great option. Making something beautiful from an ugly past. Burnvictims suffer the same strugle. They are faced each day with the past.

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The following pictures show that you can really hide scars of every level. The tattoos really hides the scar. In the picture above you might still see the small scars between the thin lines. If you go for a full collored tattoo it is more easy to hide.If you want to look for inspiration. All the pictures in these postnare from pinterest.

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When you go for a cover up be aware. Sometimes the skin is more sensitive. So perhaps it might hurt more as on other places. Even after a big surgery you always have to have patience before getting the scar covered up.

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When you want to have scares coved up you have to make sure they are healed completely. And you have to ask the tattoo artist if it is possible to cover up the scar. A great tip is to go for designs with loads of red. Most scars are a bit red, and they will vanish in the design. Offcourse from some angle they will still be visible.

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Sometimes a tattoo is also a release. No more shame, no more awkward looks from others. It will be a relief. You will feel better.

My favorite summer looks

Hi guys,
Today I searched on pinterest my favorite Summer looks! And I found some interesting looks. Keep on reading if you want to know what to buy for this summer!

Skirt and shirt
I love love love long skirts! I do not wear skirts often but I do love how a long skirt looks on every woman! Yes because no matter your bodytype a long skirt is always a big yes. Combine the skirt with a simple shirt for a more casual look. This look is more dressed down and you can wear it to any occasion!

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All black punk
Vans are back and here to stay! Combine them with skinny jeans and band shirt and you are ready to rock a festival. An all black outfit is so amazing and simple at the same time. If you are in doubt this outfit gives you the necessary confident. Want to add color, buy Vans in a crazy color! They launch so many awesome collections.

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Suits you
This twinset stole my heart. It looks boho chique. Yes this beats most MK Olsen looks! I think you can never have enough of these pants for summer. Loose, not too warm, office proof. Easy to combine with a simple white shirt or black (depending on the color of the pants). Combine the 2 pieces together for a nice event like a wedding and wear seperately for a dressed down look! Investing in a 2 piece is the best thing you can do! I bought it years ago from french connection and I still wear the pieces seperately.

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Break my bankaccount

This last look is sooooooo amazing. That gucci! Yes sometimes a girl can dream. I love the Gucci sneakers and belt. I would combine it with another bag but this outfit proofs that the right accessories can really create a look. Simple jeans and white shirt are updated with these designer items!

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Did you expected dresses? Well dresses are easy, it’s one piece… these looks are so much more fun!

The joy of 10 K!

Hi Guys, just two days after hitting 8K I managed to run 10,2K! You could not believe how happy I was with reaching this goal. It has been 2 years since I managed to run this magic number! Although each run feels good it has been playing in my mind that I could not run 10 K anymore…

10 K in 1 month

I guess it has been my mindset that let me down because if you see how I managed to hit 10 k in only one month I quite surprised myself. My physique is not that bad at all! It has been all in my mind that I was tired after a 5 k run. After being home from my last snowboarding trip me and my boyfriend started our trailrunning adventure. Bit more heavy than just your regular streetrun. I admit I hit the 10 K on the streets. I started with 5 k in the woods and increasing each time but we did not really went above 8K.

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Mental game

I guess you have to admit that we all can run. You actually do not need no special capacity or anything. You just have to get started, focus and set goals. Minor goals that you can increase easily at the start. Each win will make you feel better and you will more easily continue your workout. Getting over that 5 K is hard!
What I need to reach this :
– a great outfit, I have to feel good in my clothes
– a great pair of running shoes (I will never run without my NikeFree runs)
– a regular workout
– a great playlist
I downloaded Deezer so I can listen to my favorite bands.

When you feel like giving up during after that first 30 minutes it’s mentally hard to keep on going. I just try to make my runs this big that I could not quit. I would have to walk a long time and would be too late for work. Next I kept telling to myself “cmon you can do this” , “one more street, cmon”. Sounds so stupid but it really helpt me reach the 10 K.

And now?

Awkward, I have set no new goals yet. I just want to manage to run 10 k a few more times before hitting 12K. I still think that I believe that overdoing it is not really good. I do not want to end up with sore knees like in the past (I used to ran 17K). But the best part is that I feel more happy in my body. And that is why I do it. That body-acceptance part. Because working out is great, but being happy with my body is the ultimate!

Chanel Cruise 2018

Oh spring, time to look at Vogue and dream. Yes May is the time for the springcollections aka “cruise collection”. Just like each year I end up dreaming about Chanel on the Vogue website. Honestly I loved this years show and this is why…

Back to the past

The Cruise Collection from this year was presented in La Grand Palais in Paris. Normally the cruise collecions are always presented around the world. Remember the fuzz about Cuba last year. This year Chanel stays in Paris. For this collection Karl Lagerfeld went back to ancient Greece. Titled “The Modernity of Antiquity,” .

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Goddesses

Gold accents, gladiator shoes, draping, off shoulder looks and a headband. These are the most important items of the looks. Back in these periods in history women were instroduced as godesses! What a great homage to us!

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My favorite look
I completely fell in love with the complete blue look. The golden chanel logo is so pretty, yet subtile. It looks amazing, is wearable and so pretty!

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That jacket
And altough the setting might change some items will always be classic. Like the signature tweed jacket. Also represent in this Cruise Collection.

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Facts: the entire grand palais was redecorated to look real ancient and Green.
None of his muses, lilly-rose, Gigi and others made it to the show… still recovering from the Met Gala. Shame on you muses!

So if you love to watch pictures of fashion shows, head over to the vogue website! You can watch all looks presented by each designer!

What was your favorite look of this show? Do you remember the iconic tshirt from last year from Cuba? I still adore it. It has “lifegoals” written all over it! Cruise collections are often more wearable and somewhat more “young” 💖.

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