Monday, May 14, 2018

The NYC Food Hotspot: Citizens of Chelsea

 Right in Chelsea, NYC you'll find the cafe with the most suiting name: Citizens of Chelsea. Although you are in New York it could easily be Copenhagen or Amsterdam with the cool European café vibes and it was probably one of the best cafés that I visited whilst in New York.

Citizens of Chelsea is located on a corner and because of all the windows it's a light and airy space. One side is all for to-go orders, because are you a real New Yorker if you don't have an almond cappuccino to go?
The other side is made for people who like to have a sit down brunch and there is plenty of room to sit. Also a big communal table in the middle which makes it a perfect café for solo brunch. Or grab your laptop and make it into a work I basically only watch memes sesh!

I sat down at the large wooden table and had a look at the amazing menu. As a sweet tooth there was only one item that I wanted and that was the Belgian waffle. Of course I ordered an almond chai latte alongside it and that makes it the perfect NY brekkie.
As you can see by the photo above the waffle looked absolutely delicious. I loved the way they decorated it and the Nutella powder on top made it even better. My chai latte was pretty good too and if I lived in New York I would be here every weekend to get my brunch game on.

If you are ever in New York or live there -lucky babe if you are- I highly recommend to pop in for a delicious brunch or quick coffee to go. The staff was really friendly too and I'm just a sucker for an Aussie/Scandinavian style café. Please take me back!

What is your favourite café in The Big Apple?

Friday, May 11, 2018

Flower Girl

If there is one thing I love it's the Netherlands in the spring time. The dark rainy clouds go away and make place for a beautiful blue sky, everyone is in a good mood -unless it's too hot then everyone is complaining again- and all the flowers bloom and leave this amazing sweet scent in the air. 

Last week I was lucky enough to do something that has been on my bucket list for ages: walk through a field full of tulips. Now this might sound a bit crazy, but it's honestly one of the best things I have done. It made me so happy to just sit there between the pink florals and have the sun shine on my face.
A friend and I actually drove for about an hour before we discovered this beautiful field -doing it for the gram- and it was totally worth it. I was wearing my new Oysho maxi dress that I picked up in Barcelona and together with an old flower crown from Primark that had been lying around in my closet I felt like a Coachella version of Beyoncé, and don't we all want to feel like that on a hot spring day?

If you are thinking about visiting the Netherlands I highly recommend coming around mid-April to mid-May. All the flowers will be in bloom and you can tick this of your bucket list yourself. This field was in the town 'Petten', but you can find them everywhere in the Netherlands. 'Lisse' is actually the most known place, since the floral show Keukenhof is also there, so just rent a car and keep driving till you see a sea of beautiful colours. 

I can't wait till next year to visit my new happy place again. In the meantime I'll just buy some tulips to keep the flower power alive haha!

What are your favourite flowers?

Monday, April 30, 2018

Yves Saint Laurent Touché Éclat in 1 Luminious Radiance

 If you have spent about half your life watching beauty tutorials on YouTube -aka me- you know what products are holy grails and which ones are not. NARS Laguna Bronzer, Collection Lasting Perfection concealer or the Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector in Moonstone. They are all products that are known to blow you away and to be honest they really do.

One of those products that has been on my beauty wish list but never got around to try before is the Yves Saint Laurent Touché Éclat in 1 Luminous Radiance*. An illumination highlighter that brightens up the skin and makes it look bright and smooth. I always thought it was a concealer, and although it does give a slight hint of coverage it's really more suitable for highlighting the face. I’m actually part of Glamour Magazines Beauty Lover squad, so many more YSL products will be featured the next few months. So exciting!

The packaging is absolutely gorgeous and for €40,75 it kind of should. The shining gold makes it look so stunning and luxurious. With a few clicks at the back of the pen the product comes out. You just swipe the product across any of the features that you want to brighten up, blend it in with your fingers, brush or sponge and you got one brightened complexion. I personally like to use it underneath my eyes and on the places where I normally put my highlighter. It leaves a beautiful light shimmery glow.

Although it's a lovely product and a lot of people use it on a daily basis, it's not the product for me. For starters, I kind of got the wrong colour. Number 1 has a pink undertone and I kind of prefer a yellow undertone. Especially since my skin is already quite pink. Second is that I prefer a more full coverage look. I don't have the best skin so light glowy coverage is not that great for covering up acne scars and current break-outs. I would probably love this if I had skin like Gigi Hadid. I would put a bit on my face and head out the door, but truth is that I'm not that kind of gal.

If you have perfect skin you will probably love this product. It gives you that natural dewy glow without having too many products on your face. If you are more on the oily/acne side of things this might not be for you. Doesn't mean that it isn't a gorgeous product though.

Have you tried the Yves Saint Laurent Touché Éclat before?

*The items with a * were kindly sent to me. My opinion and fabulous brows are completely my own.

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