She was stylist as well model for this shoot, and she runs her own fashion business!

Hey you, Did you take a look at my previous blog post? This post was about photographer Cinta and model Cerise. Well this post is about Maartje, the other model of the shoot. I know Maartje from mutual friends. The fancy clothes she wears always always catches my attention. She told me about her clothing company […] Read more…

“When the Waves Break” – my first film as a makeup artist. Part 1

Hi all, As a makeup artist I often get a chance to take a look behind the scenes. I meet incredible people. This time I chose to interview power women: Cintia Taylor (director) and Anna Palffy (production manager). I was super curious about their drive and motivations. Cintia Taylor An ambitious woman living in Amsterdam […] Read more…

Makeup lesson 6 and 7: the test exam

Hi girls, It was my test exam this lesson. I thought it was very exiting. Fortunately my good friend Mieke could be my beautiful model this time. First a little personal story about Mieke. Mieke is a very fun and energetic person and loves to undertake all kind of things. She studied pharmacy and worked […] Read more…

Tips for blush on a long face

Hi friends! I haven’t blogged for a week because of a trip to Israel. I just was not able to blog there. To my good fortune I found an other model for my fourth makeup lesson, my friend Annika. She works at the municipality of Amsterdam and was off on that specific Monday. Within this organization […] Read more…

Brows and Lips with Nienke as my model

It has been the third lesson already. This course is going mega fast. I really try to enjoy and learn as much as I can. It’s easier for me to arrange models these days… I know now to approach flight attendants or mom’s on maternity leave. Friends or friends from friends, they all love to […] Read more…

A new plan. Will you follow me?

Hi girls, It has been a while since my last blog. There were some unexpected changes in my life, but I believe these things have happened for the best. I had to make a few heavy choices. For now I am not living in Israel anymore but I have returned to The Netherlands. I also […] Read more…

Balmain hair extensions review

Hi girls, Remember, I posted a link a while ago and mentioned my brand new purchase: memory hair by Balmain. I did a mini Balmain hair extensions review without wearing the extions. I bought it in a big department store, the Bijenkorf, well-known by the Dutch girls among you. I forgot to explain why it is called memory […] Read more…

Surinamese slow cooked beans recipe

Normally I make this dish by heart, so it was a little challenge for me to write the recipe down. My parents taught me to prepare this slow cooked beans recipe. It’s a real Surinamese dish. The smell and taste are amazing. I often prepare this dish for friends and I got so many requests […] Read more…

Amazing cheap hair extentions by Balmain…

Hi girls, I went to a big department store, the Bijenkorf, well-known by the Dutch girls among you. In this store, I saw a separate corner of Balmain with hair dresses (hair extensions) and other hair products. Before that I only associated Balmain with clothing and didn’t even know that they also produce hair extensions. […] Read more…

Delicious paste with yellow curry ingredients

Hi all! This week I will show you how to make a delicious curry paste. To make it a healthy and extremely tasty curry paste, I will make the curry paste from scratch with yellow curry ingredients. What I love about this dish are the colors, the smell and the taste of all ingredients coming together […] Read more…

Contouring face with makeup

Hey girls, remember my earlier post about some purchases I did at Il Makiage? Well after I tried the makeup in the shop I decided to swap them. I found the mineral powder too shiny and I found the foundation way too orange in daylight. Sometimes the artificial light in a store can completely mislead […] Read more…

How to make an easy banana cake from scratch

Hi all, Every day the same oatmeal or cereal for breakfast can be extremely boring. The banana breakfast cake can bring some fun in our breakfast routine. It’s not only a tasty breakfast, but also a healthy snack for any moment of the day. Ingredients for 4 persons to make an easy banana cake from […] Read more…

Tongue scraping benefits

Hey girls, tongue scraping is part of my daily routine. I do it in the morning and evenings before I go to bed. My aunt taught me to start with it when I was 14 years old. She told me that it has to do with Ayurvedic practices. According to Ayurvedic practices a thick and […] Read more…

good smoothie recipes

On this lovely Friday I want to share with you my morning rituals. I love to make smoothies in the morning. That’s why I want to share with you some good smoothie recipes. I often make a mix of veggies and fruit. It depends what I have in my fridge and what season it is. Currently […] Read more…

Interview with Health Coach Janneke van der Ven

Hi friends, it’s time to meet Janneke.   Janneke is a certified health coach, health blogger and team manager at an international company. She currently lives in Tel Aviv (Israel). Janneke is my good friend, and has lived in Israel for 3 years now on a partner visa. After her and and her boyfriend sadly […] Read more…

New make-up purchases – review

Hi my friends!   I wanted to share my shop experience with you all at the Il Maquillage store. I was not familiar with this brand before, and had never bought anything there until I recently bought some new make up. I was looking for a shape kit which they did not seem to sell […] Read more…

How to make a beetroot salad with mayonnaise

Hey all, so this is my favourite salad: beetroot salad with mayonnaise. It is super low budget and extremely tasty. In the Surinamese community in the Netherlands this salad is really popular. It has such a happy colour and is very easy to make. This salad has no gluten. So now I will teach you […] Read more…

Quick Laser Hair Removal Facts

You might have heard all about laser hair removal. There are, after all, plenty of claims out there that it is the best way to get rid of unwanted hair for good. But before you sign up for the procedure here are some quick laser hair removal facts you should know. The basics of how […] Read more…

What are retinoids?

I have been asked to share the informative graphic below. It made me curious about Retinoids, Retinol and Treninoid, so I looked it up. What are Retinoids? Retinoids are a derivative form of Vitamin A. There are different types of Retinoids which might sound familiar to you, such as Retinol, Retinoic acid and Treninoid. What […] Read more…

What day is it in Israel?

Another post this time. A very personal update instead of a post about skin care or make up. On July 18 2013 I left The Netherlands to live with Yaron in Israel. After travelling to Isreal back and forth for years. Yes it was sad when I left, but I needed to do this to […] Read more…

Simple quinoa meal: low carb lunch for work

I’ve made an incredible tasty low carb lunch for work as I was a prisoner in my own house last week. Ow girls… When comes to the weather, it was not a pleasant week last week. There was a sand storm sweeping across the Middle East and Israel was completely covered by this sand cloud. […] Read more…

Best gnocchi sauce recipe

Hey girls. I am completely in love with the Italian cuisine. Last week I was out of cooking ideas. I mostly cook at home, as I like to know exactly what it is I eat. I don’t fancy going to restaurants too often, and would rather invite people to my home and cook something nice […] Read more…

How to improve skin care after 30

Hi girls! Recently I read an article about skin care after 30. It made me think how I take care of my skin and want to share my skin care routine with you and made my own set of rules. I went to my cousin (again!) and got acquainted with this Facial Cleansing Rotating Electrical Brush. […] Read more…

Delicious quinoa salad

Hey girls, Beautylaws is also about eating healthy food! I just want to share with you an awesome healthy recipe of a easy to make quinoa salad since cooking is one of my favorite activities. It is a delicious salad with quinoa as key ingredient. I was heading to the office in Jerusalem when I […] Read more…

My new infrared clipless curling iron

Hey girls, Today a review of the José Eber clipless curling iron. It is great to be back in the Netherlands for a few weeks. I spent some time with my family and friends and paid a visit to the some city centers. To be completely fair with you, in general I like the shopping […] Read more…

Strobing: a marketing trick or new technique?

Hey Girls, I see posts everywhere: shaping is out, strobing is in. What to think about this? Is it just a marketing trick or some new technique? What I understood from reading several articles on the internet is that strobing is about highlighting spots on your face where the light would naturally hit your face. […] Read more…

Long-Lasting Makeup

Hey girls, How are you? Hope all of you are well. First of all I’d like to to mention my new Instagram feed. I couldn’t find a consistent style which I liked, but thanks to a useful tutorial by another Dutch blogger I found a new app which enabled me to make such a pretty […] Read more…

Coconut oil body butter

 Hello there, I love to write about my favorite topic: How to make your own skincare. Remember, in April I posted how we made our own skincare at a bachelorette workshop. Today I will give you a review of my favourite homemade product: Whipped body cream I have used whipped body cream for some weeks […] Read more…

Curious about my addiction?

Hey girls, As you know I immigrated to Israel almost 2 years ago for my the love of my life. Since then, I’ve made new friends, and am discovering new products, such as skin care products, fashion items and new types of delicious healthy food. When it comes to skin care, one of the new […] Read more…

Review of my new Mac lipstick!

There are lipsticks we use during the day and lipsticks we save for special occasions like going out for a drink with friends, or clubbing. I always like to use bright colours in the evening as they stand out and makes a nice change from my usual daily make up routine. It also gives me […] Read more…

Brides maids make-over!

Hey all, I would like to share with you all a little more about my new life here in Israel. I have found that friendships can form quickly and be very intense when you are in a new country without your family. My experience as a new immigrant would not have been the same without […] Read more…

Essie vs Sally Hansen: who won?

Hi all! Today, we (Mirjam and I) experimented with two different types of nail polish in order to see which held the longest after 6 days. I tested out Sally Hansen Miracle Gel nail polish (color: shock wave), while Mirjam tested Essie (color: Aperitif Creamy Red Nail Polish). Which do you think held better 6 days […] Read more…

DIY: how to make your own skin care!

Hey you! Great news girls! I have a new category: DIY (Do it yourself). Yes a popular word these days. This post is about making your own skin care. I have lived in Haifa for almost two years now. It is never easy to move to an unfamiliar place where you are completely foreign… No […] Read more…

Miami make-overs…

Four girls in Miami! What did we do? Well, just what girls love to do… Tanning on the beach or at the pool, drinking mojitos, eating and eating, dancing, shopping and make-overs! Our evening rituals were as follows: while one girl was taking a shower the other girls were waiting patiently with a fashion magazine […] Read more…

My red hot lips…

Last weekend I spent some quality time with my brother and a friend in The Hague, the Netherlands. We visited ‘the Frick collection’ and saw some master pieces of art. On my way back I couldn’t resist visiting cosmetic shop Lush where products are made by hand and on site. When I used to live […] Read more…

All about the eyes

How do you treat the most delicate piece of skin on your face? There are various ways to moisturize the skin around your eyes. You should select a product that meets your special needs, which may also include a serum. Make sure you apply the product with clean hands, start with a dotting motion and […] Read more…

The bride’s velvet skin…

It’s already been a year since I went all the way to Scotland to attend the wedding of Carl and Ilse, two good friends of mine from the UK. I know Ilse from my study semester as exchange student in Stellenbosch (South Africa). We are still in touch and visit each other where ever we […] Read more…

Recipe for smoking eyes by a celeb!

Yesterday I attended an amazing make up class by the well known make up artist Miki Bouganim in Tel Aviv. He is a respected expert in the field of beauty in Israel. I definitely want to attend his full course in a later fase. The theme of the workshop today was ‘a classic look’. He […] Read more…

My night rituals

Did you know that pure sesame oil can act as an excellent moisturiser for your skin? It is a source of vitamin E, has many other nutritional benefits, contains anti-oxidants, and behaves as natural sunscreen. The oil is easily absorbed by the skin. Another great advantage of sesame oil is that it slows down skin […] Read more…

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