Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Carrot Cake Oatmeal

As you all know, I really like oatmeal. I have shared quite a few recipes on here and I have to say, this one is the best yet!
I love carrot cake and I love oatmeal, so what do you get if you mix the two: Carrot Cake Oatmeal! And yes it tastes as good as it sounds!

What do you need?
- One grated carrot
- 60 grams of oats
- 200 ml almond milk
- One tablespoon of agave nectar
- A handful of crushed pecans or walnuts
- A handful of raisins
- A pinch of ground cinnamon
- A pinch of pumpkin pie spice

Put the oats, grated carrot, almond milk, agave nectar, ground cinnamon and pumpkin spice in a small saucepan on a stove. Turn up to medium heat and keep stirring until it is getting a thicker consistency.
Add the raisins and the crushed nuts to the porridge and keep stirring until the porridge is perfect. Scoop the porridge in a bowl and top it off with some grated carrot, raisins, nuts and a sprinkle of cinnamon.
And there you have it your own bowl of carrot cake oatmeal! It’s a healthier option than regular carrot cake and it tastes amazing. Honestly this is just the BEST breakfast!

What is your favourite breakfast?

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

The Septum Issue

From a very young age I've always been intrigued by nose piercings. I think they look very cool and stylish, but I never thought that I would get something like that. When the septum piercing became a thing I had a love/hate relationship with it. First I hated it and then I fell in love with this tiny piece of jewelry.

Now before all the 'OMGs' I'd like to clarify that it's indeed a fake piercing. I bought it at Claire's for a very cheap price and for now that's completely fine with me. I just wanted to see what it would look like on me and play with different styles. 
Honestly, I quite like it on me. I like that it's different and that people don't really expect it. The debut of my new piece of jewelry was on a friend’s b-day party. Half of my friends didn't even notice it until I pointed it out and the other half immediately went into a lot of 'Ooohs', 'Aaahs' and 'OMGs'. 

I've always been that girl that tries out different styles and things that most people hate, but I'm okay with that. I don't mind to be a bit different and the fact that most of my friends, there are a few exceptions, strongly dislike my new, fake piercing doesn't mean I shouldn't wear it. Will I ever get my nose pierced? Probably not, but I can at least enjoy a bit of the fun, right?

What are your thoughts on septum piercings?

Friday, April 17, 2015

My Birthday Make-Up 2015

As you would’ve seen in my last post, it was my birthday last weekend. I had an amazing time with my friends and family and I got some lovely gifts!

I always like to dress up a bit special on those festive days, but I kept it very simple with some black ripped jeans, a white shirt and some black heels. My make-up was also quite simple and I just went with some winged liner and a nude, matte lip. I recreated the look on my actual birthday and decided to film it for you all! I also show you the presents that I got, so make sure that you stay till the end!

Sunday, April 12, 2015

It's my Birthday!

Finally the day has come where I turn 21! I celebrated my birthday yesterday with all my family and friends and it was honestly THE BEST birthday! My friends came in the evening and we sat outside around a campfire and had the best time! I also got some amazing b-day gifts that will pop up on the blog very soon!
Today I slept in (I went to bed at 4 AM last night, so sleep was necessary) and just had a chill day and I baked a cake, which was a very yummy lemon drizzle cake.

Since it’s another year I decided to come up with some things that I want to do before I become 22. Honestly I cannot wait to become 22, mainly because I can put Taylor Swift’s song '22' on and go crazy; that's actually the only reason haha.

Here are a few things that I want to do:
- Going to London: I just came back I know, I know, but London is just an amazing city, so I have to get my butt on a plane very soon.
- Work. Work. Work: I really want to get a new job and an awesome internship. My internship from last year was 'the bomb dot com', so I will make sure that my next internship is also totally up my street!
- Enjoy things more: I think in this world everything is going so fast and we don't enjoy half of it. We tweet, share & like, go from place to place and everything is on full speed. Sometimes we have to step back and enjoy the moment, because things are going so fast. Before you know it, I will be writing another ‘It's my birthday’ post. Can you already hear the Taylor Swift tunes?
- Blogging and YouTube: last year I finally took the plunge and started to blog more frequently. I changed my blog design and fell in love with blogging and everything that comes with it. I also started my YT channel, which was very scary for me, but I really enjoy making videos, editing them and putting them online for everyone to see. I really want to continue with this, because it’s something that I enjoy very much.

Big thanks to everyone that has made my year so special and I know that this upcoming year will, hopefully, be even more amazing!

X Marjolein

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Chatty Facts About Me

It’s time for a new video! Today I am telling you a bit more about me, because even though I share a lot of my favourite recipes and beauty products; you probably do not really know a lot about me. I decided to put it all in a chatty video where I talk about travelling, my embarrassing moments, being a dog person and many more things. Warning: I talk A LOT haha!

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Sunday, April 5, 2015

Soap & Glory One Heck of a Blot

As a girl with combination/oily skin I need a good face powder to keep away the shine. I have used a lot of powders in my life and as someone who is very curious when it comes to new beauty products I decided to give this one a go. I bought this on my last trip to London in December, a trip where I picked up A LOT of make-up and fashion goodies. You can see the haul HERE.
I have never tried any products from Soap & Glory before. It’s a popular brand in the #bblogger community, but since we don’t have it in the Netherlands I have never used any of their products. I actually picked up two more Soap & Glory products:  the Supercat Liner, which I LOVE, and the Archery Brow Pencil that I still need to try, but I had high hopes for the Soap & Glory One Heck of a Blot Powder.

Let’s say it didn’t disappoint at all. It keeps my face matte all day and looks amazing on the skin. Some powders can make my foundation look a bit cakey, but this one doesn’t do that. I also like the fact that it’s transparent, because I am very pale and most face powders make me look more tan than I really am. This results in a slight colour difference between my face and the rest of my body and to be honest that is never a good look.
I just take a big powder brush and press the product on to my skin. I don’t like the sweeping motion, since this can move the concealer I just applied on my spots and acne scars and we don’t want that, do we? It’s also fragrance-free which I like A LOT.

I am very happy with this product! It does the job at keeping my shine at bay and it makes my face make-up look natural and matte. I will definitely pick up more Soap & Glory products when I am back in the UK!

Have you tried any Soap & Glory products before? What are your favourites?

Thursday, April 2, 2015

GRWM: Lunch in Amsterdam

It's time for a new video! Three weeks ago I went to Amsterdam to catch up with a friend. I shared my amazing lunch in a post that you can read right HERE, but I also filmed a Get Ready With Me. I personally love to watch GRWM videos, so I decided to make one myself. I am very happy with the end result and I hope you like it too!
If you want me to make more GRWM videos, please let me know because I had so much fun filming and editing this!

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