Curly Hair Journey, The Beginning | April 2018

For a while now, I’ve been trying to deal with my hair. I grew it really really long and tried not to damage it with heat. I tried to take care of it very gently by washing it only once a week, only brushing it when I was going to wash it, and always braid it before I’d sleep. It worked good, but my hair was just really long, and wavy. It also was a bit frizzy, and I knew my hair was sort of curly, but it was just too hard to handle. First of because it was so long, and second because I just did not know how to deal with curly hair. Eventually, a co-worker (who has the most amazing curls) told me her curly hair routine. So I tried it, and my hair curled! I loved it. (and sorry for the weird pics, but my hair was just to long to fit on a normal selfie)

In November (2017), I decided to chop 10 cm of my hair. I was done with it, but too afraid to cut it short. Nobody noticed my hair was shorter tho, only it curled more and looked healtier. I got a lot of positive reactions, and I loved my ‘short’ and curly hair too. That was when I decided that I wanted to chop off more in spring/ summer. (on the left: my hair right after I came back from the hairdresser, on the right: my hair when I did it myself)

So last week, I decided to chop off 30 cm so I could donate my hair. I love the length of my hair know! It is just, that it is not as curly as I expected it to be. I feel like my hair was more curly when it was longer. My routine is: washing it with my Elvive Keratin Shampoo, using the Elvive Keratin conditioner, rinsing that out with cold water, scrunging my hair, drying it with a t-shirt, putting in mouse and curl cream and at last drying it with the diffuser. It gave curls and volume, but also quite a lot of frizz. (on the left: my hair right after the chop. My hairdresser always puts in loads of product, so it wasn’t frizzy at all, but I just don’t like the feeling of having that much product in my hair, it feels so greasy. On the right: my hair when I do it myself, also with a little bun what is not showing in the pic)

For a while, I was reading about the curly girl method, where you won’t use products with sulfates, silicones, alcohol, and try to use as less heat on your hair as possible. Today April 30th, 2018, is the day I started my own ‘natural curly hair journey’. This morning I went to the store to buy sulfate free shampoo, silicone free conditioner and a silicone free gel. The gel because I want to try a new routine I saw a Youtuber doing. I washed my hair for the last time with a sulfate shampoo to rinse out all the silicones in my hair, drained my hair in the silicone free conditioner, rinsed that out with cold water and scrunged in the gel on soaking wet hair. After that, I scrunged my hair a bit more and dried it with a t-shirt. It was also the first time I let my hair air dry.

I am really content with the result. My hair feels softer, is less frizzy and I can use fewer products. For the curls, I feel like my curls look quite the same, only that it curls maybe a bit more now. Not sure tho. I’m definitely going to continue with this routine/method. For now, I will keep using only conditioner and gel, but maybe in a while, I will try a silicone free mouse and cream. Of course, I will write about that 🙂

This is only the beginning of my ‘curly hair journey’ as the Youtubers call it. I am excited to take you with me! And I promise I won’t disappear again for another five months haha. Also, I want to capture my hair journey on my makeup instagram: @lifeasdaisyblog .  (If you want to see more outfit pics, follow my personal instagram: @daisyvdplas )

Thank you so much for ready, have a lovely day!

Lots of love xxx

 

 

 

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Honey, Honey | OOTD

OMG, long time no see! It’s been almost half a year since I posted a blog post. I was just soooo busy, and did not have any inspiration. But now I am back!

Since it’s spring, we all can finally wear skirts and t-shirts again! I love that it’s getting warmer. Missed it so much!

So this fun Honey shirt, I found it on AliExpress. It was really cheap, and got delivered very quickly too! You can find it online here.

The leather jacket is from Primark. I love how it is very simple. And also, Primark is really inexpensive! I combined it with the outfit to make it a bit more casual.

My denim skirt is from Bershka. I wore it in a few other outfit posts, but it’s just my only and go to denim skirt. It fits with almost everything. And I just love denim skirts, they are so timeless.

At last, the white All Stars are from Converse. I’m wondering how long they will stay white haha. Oh and the sunnies are also from Primark, they are kind of a look a like from the Ray Bans (those are definitely on my wish list omg)

It is good to be back at blogging again. Hopefully I won’t be gone for another six months. I have to say, my interest changed a little. I am more into clothes, and less into makeup. So there will probably be more ootd’s on my blog instead of motd’s. But if I ever feel like experimenting with my makeup, it will be on the blog! Also, today I stared the curly girl methode. I want to write a special post about that, so I will be writing about that too!

Thank you very much for reading, have a lovely day!

2017

How fast did 2017 fly by. Oh god. Time definitely flies. Last year, I wrote a bit about what happened in my 2016. I actually quite liked that, as I am a lover of memories and throwback, so here is a little throwback to my 2017. 2017 was definitely a good year for me!

This year I turned 19, I celebrated my birthday in Hanoi, Vietnam with people I only knew one day. But it was one of the best birthdays ever. I had a gap year wherein I travelled through Thailand, Vietnam and Cambodia for two months on my (almost) own. OH and don’t forget about London, Berlin, Budapest and Prague. The year I had a ‘full time’ job. The year I finally started college. And the year I moved out of my parent’s house to another city (where I come back way too much). Quite a lot of things have happened this year for me, and I’m happy with all of it. If it doesn’t bring happiness, you can learn from it, right? Yes, I’m thankful for what 2017 brought me.

Last year I made some new years resolution. Let’s see if I’ve achieved them!

  1. Post a blog every two days, or more often if possible – Maybe in the beginning, but since summer definitely not.
  2. Start the Spanish course – …. never started it oops
  3. Go to the gym every week or more (somewhere around Christmas it went wrong this year) – I actually did this before I left for Asia! And after also once a week maybe. But right now I don’t even have a membership anymore…
  4. Drink enough water – Yes achieved!
  5. Get enough sleep (8 hours or more) – Most of the times
  6. Spend less money on things I don’t need (this one is so hard haha) – Probably not
  7. Get into college – Getting in was easy, staying there is the new goal

Well, achieved 3 out of 7. And here are some new ones for 2018

2018 New Years Resolutions

  1. Eat less soup, try a properly cooked meal
  2. Pass all the exams and make it to the second year
  3. Travel loads if possible

Wish you all a Happy New Year! Let 2018 be a good one guys, may it be a year full of good memories, happiness and love xxx

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FESTIVE | MOTD

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Christmas is over already, and I totally forgot to post a festive makeup look. I didn’t want to leave the opportunity to go a bit wild with glitters, so I want to share this look that is also perfect for New Years, but still a bit Christmassy. ( That Christmas is officially over doesn’t mean you have to throw out all the Christmas stuff)

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FACE: Loreal foundation, Maybelline Fit Me Concealer, Maybelline Matte Me Powder, Makeup Revolution Contour Palette, I Heart Makeup Blushing Heart Candy Queen of Hearts, Makeup Revolution Vived Baked Highlighter in Golden Lights

EYEBROWS: Catrice Eyebrow Powder and Eyebrow Gel

EYES: Catrice Eye Shadow Base and Maybelline Matte Me Powder

Palette: I Heart Makeup Wonder Palette in Chocolate Vice

  • Crease: Maleficence
  • Outer V: Need
  • Eyelid: Persuade
  • Inner Corner: Makeup Revolution Vived Baked Highlighter in Golden Lights

NYC Big Bold Mascara

LIPS: HEMA lipstick in 16 Red Velvet Cake

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Festive look🌟

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Festive makeup look. Soon on the blog! 🌟 #linkinbio

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That’s the finished look! Enjoy the last days of 2017

xxx

 

Pantalon & Flared Sleeves | OOTD

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Okay how cute is that background! Loving all the pink and purple vibes.

This outfit looks quite fancy but is actually really comfortable. The black and white striped pants feel just like you’re wearing pyjama pants, but it looks like you put a lot of effort into your outfit. I purchased it at Pull&Bear, but Berschka also sells these kinds of pants.

The bordeaux coloured top with flared sleeves is from Primark. It also has a little turtleneck. This shirt is also really comfortable, and in my opinion does look really cute in combination with the pants. I tucked them all the way in my pants by the way.

The cut-out boots are from van Haren. Can be quite cold, but I wear a skin coloured panty most of the time when I wear these shoes.

And that’s the outfit! Quite fancy, but comfortable.

Have a nice day xxx

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Liquorice | MOTD

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As the weather gets colder and the days get darker, the makeup gets darker too. So when I spotted this black lipstick at HEMA, I just wanted to try it out. It’s definitely not a colour I would wear every day, but really cool for a party, or just to try it! Black can make the face very white, so I combined the lipstick with warmer and brown colours, to make it less ‘dark’.

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FACE: Catrice Even Skintone Foundation, Maybelline Fit Me Concealer, Maybelline Matte Me Powder, Makeup Revolution Contour Palette, I Heart Makeup Blushing Heart Candy Queen of Hearts, I Heart Makeup Goddes of Love Highlighter

EYEBROWS: Catrice Eyebrow Powder and Eyebrow Gel

EYES: Catrice Eye Shadow Base and Maybelline Matte Me Powder

NYC Big Bold Mascara and NYC High Definition Liquid Eyeliner Pen

LIPS: HEMA lipstick in 90 liquorice

That’s the finished look! I know it’s been a while since I posted, I was just so busy with school. I have a lot of ideas to write about for my blog, just need to work it out and most important have the time, but I will try my best!

At last, I’m very happy with the look. I’m probably not going to wear this on a daily basis, but who knows…

Thank you so much for visiting, have a lovely day! xxxx

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Jeans Jacket | Autumn OOTD

It’s been so long since I shared a post, omg. I’m really busy with college at the moment. Having exams in a week, and I found a place to live in Utrecht so I’m going to move too! So exciting!

A while ago I wandered around in Utrecht with my friends, where we made this pictures. I just love my denim jacket so much! Its really warm, and perfect for autumn. Bought it at Primark for only 30 euros, and wearing is almost everyday since!

Underneath I’m wearing a simple outfit. The high waisted jeans are from H&M and the grey sweater is also from Primark, and I tucked it in my jeans a bit.

To make the outfit extra autumny (that’s probably not a word), I chose to also wear this floppy head from Forever21. 

For shoes I wore some cut-out boots from van Haren. They are very comfortable. Little trick, it can be quite cold and annoying to wear these with bare feet, and socks are visible, so skin colored thights are perfect to wear in these shoes! 

Well, that’s it! A really simple outfit, but very comfortable and in my opinion perfect for autumn. 

Thanks for visiting and have a lovely day xxx

Kinderdijk, The Netherlands | Travel

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Yes, that were a lot of windmills! In the end of the summer, I visited Kinderdijk as a surprise for my mothers birthday. Kinderdijk is a small village in the Netherlands, near Rotterdam. 19 windmills were built there in 1740 to drain the polder, and they are the largest group of old windmills in the Netherlands. They also are on the UNESCO world heritage list and a well-known Dutch attraction.

I do live in the Netherlands, but I’ve never visited it before. It was really nice! It was a beautiful warm sunny day, and the area is perfect for hikes and bike rides. The area is free to visit, but for a small price, it is possible to see the mills from the inside. We bought tickets and it is fascinating to see how the people lived back in the days there! From the outside, the mills don’t look that big, but it is actually quite big! Sometimes they even lived there with 10 people!

We also learned some more about how The Netherlands maintains all the water now, and back in the days. It’s an amazing system and I am just so proud of my country. It’s fascinating to hear about and to realize how good we are with water. Although I’m still quite happy I don’t live in the part where the land is lower than the land, because it would just frighten me as I’m so bad at swimming haha. But still really proud!

Hope you enjoyed it, and maybe even want to visit Kinderdijk yourself. If you want to, you can look all the information on how to get there here xxx

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Unicorn Glam | MOTD

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Omg, can I start with the fact how much I love this look! It’s so colorful. Honestly I wouldn’t wear this on a normal day where I go to school or work, but still, I love it! I loved it so much that I made a youtube get ready with me video for it! Check it out and let me know what you think 🙂

I’m really happy how it turned out, and would love to tell you guys what products I’ve used for this look (as I didn’t show in the video).

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FACE:  Catrice Even Skintone Foundation, Maybelline Fit Me Concealer, Maybelline Matte Me Powder, Makeup Revolution Contour Palette, I Heart Makeup Blushing Heart Candy Queen of Hearts, I Heart Makeup Unicorn Heart

EYEBROWS: Catrice Eyebrow Powder and Eyebrow Gel

EYES: Catrice Eye Shadow Base and Maybelline Matte Me Powder

NYC Big Bold Mascara and NYC High Definition Liquid Eyeliner Pen

LIPS: NYX Liquid Suede in Amethyst and NYX Soft Matte Lipcream in Milan

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Pink+purple+glitter = unicorn? 🦄

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That’s the finished look! I’m really happy how it turned out, it is definitely one of my favorite looks I’ve ever created.  And it’s so colorful and out of my comfort zone, love it!

Thank you so much for visiting, have a lovely day xxx

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Yellow | OOTD

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OMG first off: Yesterday was my one-year blogging anniversary. I totally forgot about it, to be honest, the year has gone by so fast. One year ago, I never expected my blog to be like this. I’m so thankful for all the people that follow me and read my blog, thank you so much!

About the outfit, well college has started, autumn is coming (my favorite season), and around this time I just love to wear comfy big soft sweaters. It’s also still that time of the year that by noon it is just way too warm for a sweater, but oh well at least it’s comfy. So when I saw this sweater at Bershka I just had to get it.  First I saw the pink one, and a friend of mine got the yellow one, and I loved the color so I decided to get both. For me the yellow also just screams autumn, I love it. And it is so big, soft and warm!

For the ultimate comfortable outfit, leggings are the best, but to make it a bit more like I’m not wearing my pj’s, I combined it with this black jeans with gaps at the knees from Primark. The black All Stars with studs are from Converse.  I really like the combination with high All Stars with pants though, need to wear that more often!

I’m really happy with my new sweater(s), they are perfect to wear to early lectures when you just want to lay in your bed, cause they are so comfy!

Thank you all for reading, and again for supporting me and my blog for one year now. I just still can’t believe, it doesn’t feel like a year! I guess time flies when you’re having fun blogging?

Have a lovely day xxx

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