After celebrating my 25th birthday last Wednesday I was completely exhausted and a tad bit surprised by a leftover flu virus. I wanted nothing more but to snuggle up in bed, watch LOTR & experiment to see if people are also able to hibernate ;)
However, the Holidays are coming up so it’s no time for Winter Blues! I need to get the lasts gifts for my family sorted and prep for the journey ahead. Traveling to a (somewhat) distant island with two bunnies, an OOTD worthy wardrobe selection & Christmas gifts is no small matter!
Hope you’re all going to have a wonderful time this Christmas <3
There been a LOT of LUSH on this blog lately. But is there ever too much Lush? I guess not!
Check out the Lush Sugar Plum Fairy Lip Scrub & Lip Tint review here and make sure to scroll down all the way down for a nice surprise…
Change the world, one outfit at a time
The fashion industry is the second most polluting industry in the world. Especially the dyeing and colouring process is facilitated by a mix of harsh chemicals. This chemical cocktail is often dumped in the water, without much consideration about the damage it causes to our planet. Just check out the Citarum River, which holds the dubious reputation of being the most polluted river in Indonesia!
We also know very well our fancy fast-fashion items aren’t created out of thin air. For every 5 dollar shirt we buy a person is making that shirt for an unfair wage in unsafe working conditions.
The fast fashion industry is not something I want to be a part of any longer. As you might’ve read in my Struggles with being a Fashion Blogger Blogpost I’m making a conscious decision to only buy ethical fashion from now on!
A better world starts with YOU so check the video below & join me for this #6MONTHSNONEWCLOTHES CHALLENGE!
I’m in the kitchen with the Post-Berlin Blues…
My city trip to the amazing German capital Berlin left me completely drained of energy for an entire week! That’s why you haven’t really heard from me after I returned to Amsterdam.
Fear not, I have successfully escaped the everlasting Berghain-Sisyphos-KitKatClub-KaterBlau clubbing cycle and have safely returned home.
You won’t miss out one bit though. I’ve got a big Berlin post planned! Check back in at Everyday Escapism this week and it’ll be awaiting for your reading pleasure <3
I’ll share my experiences with budget city tripping per bus, show you guys some non-touristy sightseeing wonders & much, much more!
In the meanwhile I would like to present… my new and improved brows! It’s a hate it or love it thing I guess but I’m really happy with the change in my aesthetics!
“Each golden day was cherished to the full, for one had the feeling that each must be the last. Tomorrow it would be winter.” – Elizabeth Enright
Reflecting on Indian Summers & the shifting of the seasons…
Indian Summer is a time of the year very dear to me. There’s something inherently nostalgic about it. But how can something be inherently filled with nostalgia when it’s an ongoing phenomenon? Does this make the Indian Summer an oxymoron? Maybe Indian Summer only sets about an contradictory feeling in me. I just love the strange sensation of appreciating the sunny weather to the fullest because I know it will be over shortly.
I hereby christen Indian Summer the Sakura of the seasons! If you can actually call this Summer-Autumn inbetweener a proper season. Just like the Japanese Blossom it symbolises the ephemeral nature of life and that’s probably why I feel drawn to it so much…
The Lushies Skincare Guide for the Survival of Winter
Winter is coming up & that means the struggle for us dry-skin-people is going to be even more real. #thuglife
Thankfully I’ve got some wonderful Lush body products for dry skin listed for you today!
You guys have been reading my Go-To Lush Products for Dry Skin with massive enthusiasm so I thought it would be fun to write another one, but this time sharing my favourite Lush Moisturising Body Products to nurse your dry Winter skin back to health. Winter is in fact coming, and we can use all the help we can get!
Vintage Denim Dungarees & Teva’s in Summer
I know it’s been a little inactive on Everyday Escapism lately but I’ve been struggling with a nasty case of the flu these past two weeks! Ever since the rainy Autumn days started to hit Amsterdam I’ve mostly been in bed watching movies and sleeping excessively long. Can you believe I’ve actually re-watched The Hobbit flicks, Lord of the Rings extended versions & the entire Harry Potter series!?
Well… here’s some pics of better weather days! A late Summer surprise sunshine day. No tights or coats necessary! Ah the sweet nostalgia <3
From Couch Potato to YouTube Yoga Fanatic
I never thought this day would come. I’ve never been a very athletic person. In fact, I was one of those kids that was picked out last at PE. So imaging the surprise to be able to tell you guys that I’m now working-out at least 4 times a week!?
Yep, that’s right! And it’s all thanks to YouTube and it’s wonderful Yogi’s who upload awesome yoga home practises. From beginner to pro, the YouTube database is bound to have some yoga lessons for everyone!
Check out this post to see why I chose Yoga home practises via YouTube instead of a Yoga class at the gym. I’ll also list some of my favourite (beginner) YouTube videos. Who knows, maybe you’re going to be a 4-times-a-week-youtube-yogi as well! #sofit #sohealthy
Leaf-instagramming girls, seasonal depression & governmental tab-water conspiracies. Yep, all that in one outfit post.
This seasonal shift from Summer to Autumn usually hits me rather hard. Maybe it’s because in the Netherlands “Autumn” mostly means a shitload of rain accompanied by a steady decline of temperature.
This year round however, we got pleasantly surprised by a phenomenon called Indian Summer. This basically ment I got to extent my Summertime nostalgia for a couple weeks whilst simultaneously adapting to the idea of the upcoming colder seasons more smoothly.
My experiences with Autumn were generally characterised by spending a minimum time outdoor to avoid getting soaked through to the bone & the onset of seasonal depression indicated by fanatical Netflix marathons. As you might have guessed, I’m not your typical Autumn obsessed fallen-leaf-instagramming basic bitch.
But not this years!
2016 goes down in history as the first year I truly enjoyed Autumn. The fortunate lack of blizzards -finally- made me appreciate the beautiful colour palette this season has to offer. The world even smells good during Autumn! The need for knitwear cardigans and blankets on the couch overwhelmed me not with a wave of dispair but rather a feeling of sincere… cosiness. Oh, and the launch of the limited edition Lush collection doesn’t hurt either.
Who knows? You might make an Autumn loving person out of me just yet! #autumncolours #fall
or maybe the city council of Amsterdam flooded the tabwater with a tad of hallucinogenics
Whatever the reason… I wave my goodbyes to Summer with the last few of my Summer OOTD’s & hope the transition to Winter goes just as smoothly!
Btw, what’s your favourite season?
As you guys know Lush is one of my favourite cruelty free cosmetics brand out there! From dry hair products to skincare favourites… I love everything Lush!
Without trying to come off -too much- as an obsessed manic, you can probably imaging I was pretty stoked to be invited to the Lush Halloween / Winter 2016 press event. A few other bloggers & I got an exclusive preview of the upcoming collection before they hit the Lush shops! So, what can you expect for the Lush 2016 Halloween & Winter collections?
There’s a lot for you to look forward to! Next to some exciting limited editions for both Halloween & Winter this 2016 collection is also Lush’s first collection which is entirely self-preserving. How awesome is that huh!?
Let me take you through some of my top picks of the upcoming Lush Halloween / Winter 2016 collection & give you a peek of the Lush Press Event!