My 3 favorite package free Lushproducts

Hi Guys, another 3 favorites is here. Today I wanted to inform you on 3 Lushproducts that I love and that are ecofriendly. They have no package and they are animal friendly. I found it so hard to choose 3 Lushfavorites so I went for the package free options first.
Curious about the package free products that I love and that you need to know about?
Well keep on reading!

My 3 favorite package free Lushproducts

Package free favorite number one Coalface

Coalface is a facial cleanser, packed with charcoal and sandalwood oil! This one is one of my favorites because it slightly exfoliates the skin, depending on how long you keep it on. Plus it also reduces redness and keeps your skin in balance. Be warned, using this one too much it might dry out your face so I always go for once a day. Mostly this is my morning-product because it's so easy to use. Just rinse your face and rub the bar over your skin. I massage it in and rinse again with water. You will fresh right after using this piece. The reason why I actually bought this one? Because it fights black heads like no other product! Once a week I just put it one my nose for more a while. Let's say between 5 and 10 minutes. Ever since cleaning my face with Coalface this way I feel like the amount of blackheads is reduced.
Warning, don't overuse this product because it does dry out your skin. So make sure you moisturize well! I combine it with the Caudalie Vinoperfect serum and my skin has not dried out yet.
Want to know more about Coalface, click here.

Coalface my lushfavorite package free product

Package free favorite number two Montalbano

Actually I just did a review on this number two. Just click here to read the full details. Montalbano has to be my favorite shampoo bar from Lush and I think I tried them all. This one still awakens my senses when I open my tin and I still feel so happy when I start rubbing it on my hair. My scalp feels so clean and my hair has more glow whenever I use Montalbano. Plus I love package free shampoos, these shampoo bars are so easy to take on holidays. No need to be scared about it drooping all over your bag, it is less heavy and you can even cut off a piece if you want. Travelling light is this easy with a shampoo bar!

montalbano, my second package free lushfavorite

Package free favorite number three Layer Cake Soap

This soap, is by far my favorite soap from the entire Lush store. It smells like lemon, oranges and comes in different colors. It feels like you are washing with a rainbow. Especially in the morning this soap wakes me like nothing else. I guess you can say nothing much about how you can use this bar or when and why… the only clear fact is that this soap has the smell I love. Lemons, oranges, fruits, not sweet at all, ideal to feel awake in the shower! Each piece has a unique combination of colors, so it makes it more fun. Mine has no red at all, it's all green and yellow. This one is my and my boyfriends favorite so this one always is packed in our travelbag.

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Fun fact about these 3 package free options, the are all VEGAN! So for all you vegans out there these are great products and I love every single one of them. When you keep in mind that these products are animalfriendly and ecofriendly you feel immediately better. The Lushproducts might be high in price, these products are really budgetkillers. I feel like they last forever. I still did not use half of my coalface over half a year. The soaps go for a long time and you can wash around 80 times with one shampoo bar!

Did you already tried one of these package free products? Share your opinion below!

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The dress of this season is called The Delphine Drape

Well, after wearing dresses more often and being invited to a special occassion I started to search for the perfect dress. My perfect dress needs be casual, yet chique, stylish, yet fashionable and if possible a bit sporty and a bit bohemian. The demands are high, the funfact I found the ideal dress actually in 2 weeks!

The Delphine Drape by French Connection

This pretty dress comes in 2 colors, rusty red and dark blue. And the rusty color might pop out more, I do think the blue one is a safer option. More easy to style and combine. The Delphine Drape is long, making it boho and chique. But thanks the options are endless. Wear this dress with heels or sneakers depending on your mood. I prefer sneakers, making the look less chique and more casual.

The Delphine dress as a shirt

The imagine that convinced me came from the instagrampage of French Connection. The dress was worn as a shirt. I loved it! This has not popped up in my head yet and I was already thinking about the options! I can wear my dress to more occassions " once as a dress, the other time as a shirt". Streetstyle credibility: check!

The following picture is from the french connection website. Here you can order the dress, and discover so much more pretty clothes!

Just click Here!

Why should you invest in the Delphine dress

This dress can be worn on 2 ways, making it an amazing investment piece. Next you can wear it for multiple occassions, go for streetlook with sneakers or work with heels and look amazing! If you are just as short as me, this dress has the perfect length. No need to make it shorter. The split makes it easy to move, ideal for a night out! This dress should be in your suitcase for every citytrip.

Not convinced about the long dress? This print is also available in an A-line dress that fits every bodytype. Honestly, I fell in love from the moment I saw it in stores. Can't wait to show it to you guys later this month🙈!

3 things I love: Sunsets, nature and mountains

Hi guys,
I was scrolling through my pictures and I discovered some amazing pictures that I have not shared with you all! I actually concluded that you could say I love 3 things I really love. Sunset, nature and mountains. Yes my pictures contain snow, flowers, animals, woods, sea,… it actually looks like a long vacations.

Did you know that if you think about 3 things that are free and make you extremely happy… what does pop up in your head? Think of those moments whenever life knocks you down!

I love sunsets

Each time I'm at the beach I try to score that perfect "sunset" picture. Because it amazes me how the sun just disappears in the ocean. From Cannes to the Belgian coast my boyfriend always has to go to the ocean with me when the sun goes down! Call it the downside on living with a blogger. Every adventure, journey, or whatever has to be captured!

I love nature

Sometimes I just stop my workout because I spot magic. Nature really takes my breath away and I can easily come to rest while just biking in between the trees. Flowers, animals or plants I love it all. I dream of a little house between the trees, loads of flowers and nothing but silence. Perhaps it sounds anti-social but I can really enjoy the peace of the woods.

I love the mountains

August, my heart screams "snow"! How I miss it, it is starting to feel like a real emo-story now. A heartbreak, because I can't enjoy the thing I love the most. That first moment on top the mountain. The first line in fresh powder snow. That silence noise when I go boarding. Oh fuck, I miss it like crazy. And no matter how much I can try to "think I don't need it" I just realise this is my one and only true "need". The clothes, the holidays, the food, it can all suck but my snowboard and mountains oh my.. can't leave without them!

Guys it's 6 more months till december. Count down please! Haha you must think I am crazy, but I am not. I know the feeling in the picture above just makes me scream! That joy! Others say money brings happiness, but for me it's snow! Whenever I feel happy I scroll through pictures and i can smile again!

So no matter how bad a situation can be, whenever I try to be in one of these places I feel at ease. My head relaxes, back in my wonderland!

Balance in my head with my restdays

Hi guy, I used to be all about working out every single day. Well today was the first time that I actually fell like my legs were too heavy for a work out. I decided to do a few sit ups and in my head I found balance. Finally balance with my restdays.

The perk of being dedicated

Most of the time I feel amazing after a work out. That same feeling makes me hooked. Dedication. Working out every day was for a few months part of my life. Each morning or evening I needed time to work out. For some reason I called it "being dedicated". But it's not being dedicated it's called "insane". You do not have to feel bad after not working out one day.

Progress in my head

The fact that I am being able to rest, just hang in the couch and watch tv. Ok I did a serie of sit ups but it's nothing compared to hitting the woods for a 5 k run. For the first moment in a long time I start to feel really good in my skin! Perhaps the Caudalie experience has something to do with it. But actually I do not mind feeling better at all 🤗.

Bookings booking bookings in August

Me and my boyfriend are going back to Amsterdam and we are going to Trentino. I know it's a lot but we are going for budgetfriendly travels. Next year I want to start exploring more so my plan is to buy less and save more money. Especially when I am home without a job. I am convinced to save money. Amsterdam will be relaxing, Italy will be a complete workout holiday! I will not go shopping. I will just go to enjoy dinner, nature and new places!

I realised so much in July and I had my doubts. I got scared, scared about the future. But honestly we will just je fine. Perhaps we will to slow to in the citytripping, less powder-weekends… but I have discovered so much places the past year.

From Amsterdam, Lille, Courchevel, Meribel, Les Arcs to Italy in September. What a crazy year. I blogged so much, got rewarded on awesome ways… some people may only dream of. I keep this close in my head! Positive things happen to people who think positive things!

3 of my favorite Body Shop Products

Hi Guys, today I wanted to continue with my animal friendly mission. I introduce to you my 3 favorite Body Shop products. They are actually all for your hair and I actually have searched for a long time after great hairproducts. Want to discover my favorite Body Shop products, keep on reading.

Number one of the body shop favorites

The Rainforest Moisture hair butter

This hairbutter saved my dry hair, I can not describe it in other words. Honestly I tried a lot of masks and this one keeps on returning as my favorite.  Once a week I apply it after washing my hair and I leave it in for as long as possible. The body shop says to just to only leave it in for 5 minutes, then massage with warm water and rinse. But I leave it in for as long as possible because the smell is heavenly. I can not describe the smell some claim it smells like a rainforest…But I have never visit one so how should I know. The smell is devine, just believe me on this one. My hair is easy to comb, it has a shine and it’s not greasy after using this mask. Every moment when I feel like my hair needs an extra boost I apply the rainforest moisture hair butter. Just believe me when I say, it does the trick. Your hair will be less dry, you will love the smell and it contains no silicones, colorants or parabens.
You can buy the mask in the outlet stores from The Body Shop for €7, in the regular store you will have to pay €12,50. Still less than most Lush masks.

More detailed information on this product can be found on this page.

Number two of the body shop favorites

 The ginger anti-dandruff shampoo

Yes I am blessed with dandruff whenever I get stressed. I actually find it strange but stress always gives me dandruff. So from time to time I look for a good dandruff shampoo. I have tried Alverde and it’s amazing (also very cheap), but only available in Germany. So I started searching for a great alternative and this Ginger was my favorite. I have tried Lush, not convinced. I absolutely love the ginger smell, it is rather strong so you might want to get used to it. The best part is that I absolutely feel like this cleans my scalp without drying out my hair. I don’t need to use conditioner after and that is such a difference with most products. After using this I feel like I can already see the difference within a week. I do not use it for every wash because this would be too strong.
I bought this shampoo in the outlet store for €7, normal price is €11.

More detailed information on this product can be found on this page.

Number three of the body shop favorites

The brushes and combs

Yes it might sound a bit crazy but these bamboo brushes are worth the purchase. I was always scared of breaking my hair with regular brushes and I use the combs from the body shop since already 7 years! I bought them together in a package at the airport once, a oval bamboo pin hair brush, the detangling comb and the styling hairbrush. I have been using them every since, just like my boyfriend who uses it to style his hair!
You can find more information on this page. Actually I did have to buy the styling brush again because it broke and I have to say, it was the first time that I really wanted the same brush again! 🙂 Only negative thing, you can’t easily remove the hair but the products just do the job perfect!

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Please note that this is a not sponsored post, all products were purchased by me just because The Body Shop does not test on animals!

 

Caudalie Vinoperfect Serum to fight my dark spots

Hi guys, today I wanted to share my first impressions of the Caudalie Vinoperfect Serum. I have been "gifted" with dark spots ever since March, it did make me feel slightly less confident and I wanted to fight them. Suffered from sun-damaged skin too… keep on reading.

Caudalie vinoperfect serum

This serum is actually designed for every skin type. So if you have a sensitive, dry, oily or normal skin you can be sure that it will fit you. Not only does it fight dark spot it will also give you a healthy glow. Caudalie claims that dark spots will reduce (83%) and it will give you a more healthy, clear skin (87%). This product is ideal for all who have smoked in the past, have dark spot from pregnancy, sun-deprived or age-related spots and skin marks. Existing dark spots will correct dark spots and prevent your skin against new ones.
Secret ingredients are grapes!

How do you use this vinoperfect serum from Caudalie

You have to use this serum after cleaning and before your moisturizer. Caudalie has launched this serum first but now they have even designed a cleanser that is ideal as a first step. Well I did not buy that first step. 50€ is a lot for a cleanser, I did not even know if the serum worked so I decided to just stick to my normal cleansing routine. The pharmacist told me this was a light scrubbing creme so I just use a scrub ( Ocean Salt from Lush or Hema Facescrub). In the evening I clean my face with Angels on Bare skin ( Lush) or Dark Angels ( Lush). After I apply the Caudalie as described on the package and next I apply my moisturizer. Actually the pharmacist told me it might be better to just use a spf 50 in the future all year long. Perhaps I might give it a try.

The result after 2 weeks of using this Caudalie Vinoperfect Serum

The vinoperfect serum will "correct your complexion" in less than 4 weeks. Ok, I'm half way. Let's write a review. First I am always scared from new products. I have a rather sensitive, dry skin. Up until today I have no dry spots or acne at all! So this is a big plus. I am surprised by the little amount of serum that I need to use each time. I believe that this might be a big reason to buy it again in the future. This serum is easy to apply and has a rather neutral smell. I have a feeling that I have a more pretty glow and best part I even notice that my dark spots are getting lighter!

Here is the most beautiful picture of me ever. Believe me when I say, it used to ne worse. I actually already have more confidence and wear no foundation during the week.

The verdict

Caudalie does not test on animals, a big plus or I would not even bought this product. This is an all natural product, containing no parabenes or other minerals. More details can be found Here!
A bottle of serum costs around €49 a rather high price, but my skin has a better glow, looks more healthy and the dark spots are lighter. What more can I ask for? Exactly. I am even thinking about buying the moisturizer next time. This product has suprised me and did more than I expected.

Dreaming of Italy: 3 places that I want to visit

Oh how I long for holidays, not that I need the rest but I love making plans and just start looking for pictures. Lately my heart is dreaming of Italy. It's so pretty, it looks amazing and you have so many places to go. Discover my top mustvisits in Italy. I have not been there yet but they are high on my wishlist. Pictures are from Pinterest this time.

Dreaming of Italy: Cinque Terre

Situated in Liguria these 5 small villages just trigger my creativity. The colors of the houses, the cliff, the history. As it part of the Unesco World heritage list you can imagine this is a rather popular destination. And although that last part scares me this part of Italy keeps attracting me. I have already wanted to go here twice. For some reason we always become a bit scared due to the high amount of tourists. Perhaps we just have to go and take the risk.

Dreaming of Italy: Puglia

Less known, this peace of paradise is situated in the south-east of Italy. Known for the wine and olives this already sounds like paradise. Old vineyards, historic buildings create that typical italian dreamimage. Cinque terre has buildings in different colors, puglia is more about clean white buildings. But the coast is amazing, this area has it all. Small villages, amazing beaches and wine!

Dreaming of Italy: Lake Iseo

Perhaps this is the least known location of this list but Lake Iseo is high on my list. Situated in Lombardia, an hour away from Milan you will not be in a place packed with tourists. You will have wine, nature and medieval castles. It's real close to Lagio di Garda. Visit the island in the middle, walk between historic houses and enjoy the Italian food.

Have you ever been in one of these places, share your tips and tricks!!!!