About me

Hi! My name is Marjolein, I'm 30 years old and I live in London, although I used to live in a small country called The Netherlands before I hopped on a plane and moved across the pond. I studied Media, Information and Communication in Amsterdam where I learned all about creating content and I now work at a luxury fashion company in Shoreditch doing exactly that. 
My blog, that you are reading this page on right now, is all about fashion, beauty, travelling and food. Everything I love basically.

How it all began
I have always loved make-up, even when I was a kid I was intrigued by it all. I was very young when I purchased my first mascara and lipgloss and so the make-up obsession began...
In 2012 I started to watch beauty videos on YouTube and it sort of opened my eyes to the beauty community. It made me very excited about trying new make-up and other beauty products. Then I came to a point in my life where the question ''Why do I not start a blog?'' popped into my head more often. That was the moment when I started Miss CocoBlue. 

Currently, I am more passionate about travelling, discovering new restaurants and fashion, but occasionally a beauty post will pop up on the blog. I am still the kind of gal that spends an hour in Boots and Superdrug and I need to express my opinions about those beauty items somewhere, you know. 

Why Miss CocoBlue?

My first, expensive nail polish was from Chanel. I had been eyeing the colour for about a year, but I could not find a similar, cheaper colour. So I just decided to make a splurge and buy it. It is a gorgeous, baby blue colour with the name ‘Coco Blue’. Put 'Miss' in front of it and there you have Miss CocoBlue.

Here are a few of my favourite things articles I have ever written on the blog:
1. My Top 5 Brunch Spots in Amsterdam
2. The New York City Guide
3. Follow Me Around Brighton and London: OOTD
4. The New Benefit Brow
5. The Rainbow Cake

And now a bit of info about me
You probably think: who is this Dutch gal that eats brunch every weekend and posts way too many flowers? Well, these are a few facts about me!

What do I do when I'm not blogging: Does eating and sleeping count? Only joking of course. Not really. I like shopping, travelling, discovering new food hotspots with friends and photography. I also go the the theatre a lot and see the occasional gig. There is nothing better than that!

Favourite animal: Without a doubt dogs! Nothing beats the cuddly greeting of a dog. 

Favourite city: It used to be London but since I live there now, I have to say Amsterdam, New York City or Barcelona.

My biggest fear: Spiders! Gosh, hate them so much.

Favourite food: Hard to pick just one, but probably something sweet. I love the chocolate chip walnut cookies from Levain Bakery in New York or my rainbow cake. And when I'm in a savoury mood, pasta and pizza are my ultimate cravings!

Favourite drink: I love the occasional oat latte, old fashioned and a pint of Guinness.

Favourite artist: Has to be a mix between Taylor Swift, Blossoms, The 1975, Lana Del Rey, Maggie Rogers and boygenius, and yes,  I'm the type of person that puts a song on repeat until even I get annoyed.

Favourite movie: Lion. This film made me cry so much when I saw it in the cinema and it still makes me cry to be honest. I would also recommend watching the films Wonder and Brooklyn. The last one reminded me so much of my experience of moving to a different city.

Favourite tv-show: Well this changes daily, but currently I'm OBSESSED with Schitt's Creek. Hometown Cha cha cha, Friends and Bridgerton also make the cut whenever I don't know what I want to watch.

Favourite clothing item: My vintage blue leopard faux fur coat. The print is amazing, it keeps me warm in the winter and it was € 20! And also my designer bags - which technically is not one item but oh well. I have loved to own a classic Chanel bag and Chloé Fay ever since I was a teenager and would watch The Hills on MTV. I am very proud that this dream has come true with working hard, saving and the perks of having a staff discount.

Favourite store: I shop the most at Topshop, ASOS and & Other Stories, but have also been buying the occasional item on Vinted. For something a bit more luxurious I love GANNI, Rixo and Chloé.

Heels or flats: I want to be the kind of girl that says heels, but flats all the way!

Favourite make-up brand: If I feel fancy: Charlotte Tilbury or Nars. When I'm not feeling spendy: Collection.

So that was a bit of information about me! I hope you enjoy reading what I get up to and also make sure to follow me on social media to not miss anything! :)

Lots of love,

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