July 04, 2020

Review | Hema & Gebrouwen door Vrouwen - Bloesemshampoo

Review | Hema & Gebrouwen door Vrouwen - Bloesemshampoo


While visiting HEMA few weeks ago I've spotted this little shampoo bottle. It's made in cooperation with Gebrouwen door Vrouwen - Dutch brewery brand owned by two sisters based in Amsterdam. I like their beers and brand concept so immediately decided to give the shampoo a try.⠀⠀
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By the way big props for the graphics designer of the label, I love the Japanese vibes theme!⠀⠀


The shampoo is enriched with hop (Humulus lupulus). Hop is the main beer ingredient and besides that, it has multiple health benefits. Hop is great too when it comes to scalp and hair care! The well-known benefits in that matter are: it helps to fight a hair fall and reduces dandruff plus it gives hair a nice shine!⠀⠀
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The shampoo is really gentle for my scalp. It has a really fine formula though it contains Cocamidopropyl betaine so keep an eye on that if you're prone to allergic reactions. The formula is 100% vegan.⠀⠀


I am washing my hair daily and haven't noticed any irritations. The shampoo is soothing and refreshing. Smells wonderful (sweet, sensual elderflower) and indeed gives my hair a shine boost. Right after using my hair is really clean and bouncy.⠀⠀
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I hope that it is not a limited edition and I would be really pleased if HEMA and Gebrouwen door Vrouwen would create a conditioner and hair mask from the same line. Pretty please Hema 🤗⠀⠀
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Availability: HEMA stores / or their web shop - click here
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Price: €3.00 / 300ml
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What's your favorite daily shampoo? Let me know ⬇️⠀⠀

July 01, 2020

Review | Kruidvat - Originals - Apricot scrubcrème

Review | Kruidvat - Originals - Apricot scrubcrème


If you are shopping in Kruidvat I bet that you are familiar with this little jar. This is one of the Kruidvat's products which I'm using since I've moved in to the Netherlands (oh wow it's almost nine years already, time flies fast!).


I think that it is a great dupe of the famous St. IVES apricot scrub which I've used as a teenager.

If it comes to the mechanical scrubs, the Kruidvat apricot scrub (besides the Upcircle Beauty coffee scrub) is currently my favorite.


In this cute jar, you can find crushed apricot seeds soaked in a crème. At first glimpse, the crushed seed particles may look harsh but do not worry - it wouldn't hurt you. Thanks to the scrub my skin is well exfoliated, soft, and radiant. The scrub washes off easily and leaves my face clean and without any residue.

Available at: Kruidvat

Price: 2.29 euro

What's your favorite face scrub? Let me know so I can try it out too!



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June 29, 2020

Review | Bodhi Herbal Spa Cosmetics - Soap set

Review | Bodhi Herbal Spa Cosmetics - Soap set
bodhi cosmetics uk soap set

Thanks to the Bodhi Herbal Spa Cosmetics UK I was able to try out this cute little soap set. I've also got a hand crème so another review is coming soon!

Not familiar with Bodhi Herbal Spa Cosmetics? Their cosmetics are made in Thailand and according to their website, all products are made out of 100% natural ingredients and are not tested on animals. Check their site here (click).

bodhi cosmetics soap set

I really like this set. It comes in a nice box so it is a great gift idea.

Inside the box, we can find six soaps with unique and rich scent blends, such as: green seaweed, tea tree, black rice, lemongrass, red jasmine rice and lavender.

bodhi cosmetics soap set

The soaps make my skin nice and clean but not dry or tight as they are really, really gentle. Thanks to the coconut, palm, and rice oils high on ingredients list the Bodhi soaps are very nourishing.

bodhi cosmetics soap set

The soaps scents are just divine. Scents are long-lasting and I wish you can smell them!

bodhi cosmetics soap set


  • Once again thanks to Bodhi Herbal Spa Cosmetics UK for providing product for review purposes. Even though I've got the product free of charge it doesn't affect my opinion.


June 25, 2020

Unboxing | GoodieBox - June 2020 - the Vitamin Sea

Unboxing | GoodieBox - June 2020 - the Vitamin Sea


What's inside the box?


Kosmetyki Anwen - hairbrush

Balance Me - rosehip oil

Sandstone - mascara raincoat waterproof

Karmameju Skincare -  sun body lotion

Valquer - shampoo bar




I just love the latest Goodiebox! All products seem so fine for me, especially the Anwen's hairbrush and I hope that someday we would be able to find the Anwen shampoo or conditioners in the GoodieBox too.






If you would like to subscribe to GoodieBox, I have great news for you. I have a 5 euro discount code (kortingscode) for your first box. So you pay just 14,95 instead of 19,95. All you have to do is to register using my link (click here)

If you will register through out my referral link I'd get some goodiepoints which I can use up for next box and you will get 5 euro discount. It is a win-win situation! So, are you joining the GoodieBox community?


See also: Beauty boxes available in the Netherlands - Goodiebox & StyleToneBox + kortingscodes

May 26, 2020

Review | Boozyshop - Boozy Cosmetics - 24 pieces brush set

Review | Boozyshop - Boozy Cosmetics - 24 pieces brush set



I've treated myself with this brush set some time ago - It was a part of the Birthday gift from me to me :) Who doesn't like a good set of brushes?


The Boozyshop set consists of the 24 brushes for face and eye makeup. The bristles in Boozyshop's  brushes are fully synthetic. Boozyshop claims that the set is handmade. 



White wood handle and the rose gold ferrule makes the set look luxurious. The set comes with a white pouch.

Brushes are soft and fluffy. These are one of the softest brushes I own. Applies products very precisely. The brushes do not shed which is great! Also, they do not lose their shape after washing.





I am very happy with this set. It contains every brush I need for various face and eye looks.

The value for money is absolutely brilliant, we get 24 super high-quality brushes for €59.95 which is just €2.44 per brush - that is crazy!




Availability: 🇳🇱/🇧🇪 Boozyshop - click here to buy / Price: €59.95 / the review is #notsponsored.



What is your favorite brand when it comes to brushes? Do you prefer synthetic or natural ones? Let me know!





May 24, 2020

Review | Lidl - Cien - Skin Foodies - Firming body serum

Review | Lidl - Cien - Skin Foodies - Firming body serum


Not so long ago I've told you about the Brazilian breeze body cream, now it's time for another body care product straight from the Lidl.⠀

The Skin Foodies firming body serum is enriched with green robusta coffee bean oil which is supposed to support skin structure restoration, microcirculation and to reduce fat tissue.⠀

I'm skeptical when it comes to all "slimming" and miracle anti-cellulite products. Nothing besides a healthy diet and exercises and of course drinking PLENTY of water can really help in losing weight or getting rid of cellulite. Please keep that in mind. ⠀

I'm a plus-size type of girl and I need to take extra care of problematic areas such as belly, tights, booty, etc. I've tried a lot of firming products and my expectations are high. When it comes to that type of product consistency is key.⠀


The gel is very lightweight and absorbs very quickly. It has a nice fresh scent. It's not sticky or tacky at all. I must say that I'm really surprised when it comes to results. It really works well when it comes to skin smoothing and firming, especially on my tights. I'm using it with cellulite massager or body brush and it really boosts the results. ⠀



Overall, I'm really happy with this Lidl Cien firming body serum. My skin indeed feels smoother and firmer as promised. In combination with a healthy lifestyle, it works great for me.⠀
Availability: Lidl stores ⠀
Price: €2.99 / 200ml⠀



May 22, 2020

Review | Lidl - Cien - Brazilian Breeze body cream

Review | Lidl - Cien - Brazilian Breeze body cream


sol de janeiro bum bum cream dupe


From time to time I like to try beauty stuff from discount stores. I have noticed that throughout the years the discount stores definitely improved the quality of their own brand cosmetics products and are up to date with trends.



 Some time ago while doing my groceries at Lidl the Brazilian Breeze body cream caught my eye.  I thought - ok let's try this!


Sol de Janeiro Bum Bum cream dupe?


I have seen reviews mentioning that the Lidl Cien Brazilian Breeze body cream is the ideal Sol de Janeiro Bum Bum cream dupe. I never tried the original one so I can not confirm that, but I think that is worth sharing.

The Lidl Cien Brazilian Breeze body cream is infused with shea butter, coconut oil and cocoa seed butter. All of these ingredients are well known of their nourishing properties.



I like to use it right after shower and exfoliation. The Brazilian breeze butter sinks right in, it's thick and creamy and doesn’t leave any greasy residue.

Right after use the skin is very soft, silky and bouncy.


The only thing I do not like is the scent. It doesn’t work well with my skin I guess. It's supposed to be fruity and caramel but it's very synthetic and I do not like it.


sol de janeiro dupe



Overall, I am happy with Lidl Cien Brazilian Breeze body cream. It's perfect for a little pampering moment.


The Brazilian Breeze body cream is currently available in Lidl supermarkets for just €3.49.

Have you ever tried this one? Let me know! 




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