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!

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

When rainy autumn days make you feel like dark lipstick, really dark lipstick

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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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Denim Overalls |OOTD

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It’s been such a long time since I posted an outfit! This won’t be the last one, I promise. There are a few more on its way! As you can see, after two months traveling and making basic touristic travel pictures, my outfit posing skills still didn’t improve. The last photo proves the model life is not for me. Oh well…

In the Berlin Shoplog post, I already showed these lovely denim overalls from Primark. Aah, I love it so much. It’s so comfortable and in my opinion, it looks really cute and casual. As I may have mentioned before, I love comfortable and casual clothes. And if it looks nice, well that’s a great advantage.

I combined the denim overalls with a simple pinkish shirt from Bershka. It’s a crop top and a little bit wider, but long enough to fit in the overalls.

For shoes I chose for some black boots with a little heel from Van Haren, to make it a bit more feminine as the pants are quite baggy. Sneakers are also great, to make it extra casual.

My jewelry is all silver toned. Let’s start with the ears. In my, for you guys, left ear I’m wearing an interesting earring from Brandy Melville and a bali hoop that I bought in Cambodia. In the other ear, I’m wearing a ring with a little pendant and the one I got when my ears were pierced.

The necklace is from Tiffany’s & Co. The ring on the left hand was a present that I got in Hanoi, Vietnam for my birthday. The one, on the other hand, is from Swarovski, a present from my grandma for my 18th birthday.

And that’s the outfit! As the weather is getting better, it’s perfect for a spring or a not so hot summer day.

I will try to start blogging more again. I know I haven’t been that active the last 3 months, mostly because I just didn’t have any time. I want to start writing about makeup again, as I missed it so much! Blogposts are on its way 🙂

Thank you so much for visiting! Have a lovely day.

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Viktor&Rolf Flowerbomb | Review

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My favorite perfume is definitely Flowerbomb by Viktor&Rolf. It is a few years ago when I discovered this wonderfull perfume. I recieved a sample of it with another perfume, and I fell in love immediately. It smells so good!

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I was 15 or 16 when I smelled the perfume for the first time. I remembered it was so expensive, around €90. At the time I couldn’t afford it, so I saved some money and gift cards until I finally had the money. I think I was 17 when I purchased the perfume, almost 2 years ago.

Instead of only the perfume (50 mL), I choose the gift box. It was the same price, and I got a bodylotion and shower gel with it.( That I still haven’t used oops, they just smell too good ) I love the design of the box, the color is perfect and it’s so simple. Just as the bottle, it’s so simple but so beautiful and luxurious.

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Flowerbomb is an eau de parfum, so it’s stronger and stays on all day. I barely have to put it on later on the day. Most of the time, I only wear it for special occasions. That’s because it’s quite expensive and for me it’s a special parfum.

The perfume smells, as the name says, like flowers. It has a sweet smell, but not to much. I find it very femine, but also girly. (is that a thing?) Sephora describes it as a floral explosian, I think that’s the right thing to say.

Notes:
Sambac Jasmine, Centifolia Rose, Cattleya Orchid, Ballerina Freesia, Patchouli.
Style:
Oriental. Gourmand. Floral.

I really love this perfume, it’s been my favorite for a few years now and I still haven’t smelled a parfum that could beat this one.

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