Saturday, February 24, 2018

New year New Hair


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Whoops, a bit late news (or not if you have been following me on IG) but I have cut my hair somewhere in the beginning of this year in January.
New year new hair was the mindset and so I have started 2018 with a fresh new hairstyle.

I don't go to the hair salon that often and so I don't really have a standard hair salon I come back to. I just pick one out based on location + price + friends advice. Not in this particular order though.
Anyway! Yes! hair salon is the one I pick from and yes! I'm pretty happy with my haircut! Check it all down below: 
NL

Oepsie, een beetje late nieuws (of niet als je me op IG volgt) maar ik aan het begin van dit jaar mijn haar laten knippen in januari. Nieuw jaar nieuw haar was de motto en zo begon mijn 2018 met een nieuwe haarcoupe.

Ik ga niet vaak naar de kapper. Ik heb daarom ook niet echt een vaste kapper waar ik terug ga. Meestal kies ik een kapper uit op basis van locatie + prijs + advies van vriendinnen - niet per se in deze volgorde uiteraard. 

Maar goed! Yes! haarsalon werd het dus uiteindelijk en yes! Ik ben zeer tevreden over mijn haar resultaat! Bekijk het allemaal hieronder:

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midi + layers
Hair salon: Yes!
Price: €21,95 (basic)
This time I picked: Yes! hair salon. The price + service was pretty ok actually. A friendly miss washed my hair and blow-dried it. I also received a relaxing head massage and of course my hair was cut too. As finishing touch it was also styled up too in with hair dryer. We actually quite had a nice conversation too! #notbeingawkward

Monday, February 19, 2018

HOTSPOT: Pluk Amsterdam


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I don't go to Amsterdam very often and so when I go to Amsterdam, I pretend to be a tourist. A tourist on the look out for nice hotspots and try out new eating places and so I discovered Pluk Amsterdam café!

Pluk Amsterdam motto:Pluk is for everyone who loves healthy and happy people. With us, you can be yourself.  Well healthy & happy? That`s what I`m striving for and so I entered Pluk with a smile. How I experienced my first stay at Pluk read it all down below!
NL

Ik ga niet vaak naar Amsterdam maar wanneer ik er wel ben, dan ben ik een toerist. Alsof natuurlijk. Ik ga dan op zoek naar leuke hotspots en probeer ik nieuwe eetplekjes uit. Zo stuitte ik op Pluk Amsterdam café!
Pluk's motto: Pluk is er voor iedereen die houdt van healthy food en vrolijke mensen!❞. Hey, dat streef ik ook naar! Ik liep Pluk binnen met een glimlach dus. Hoe ik voor de rest Pluk heb ervaren lees je allemaal hieronder! 

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PLUK - AMSTERDAM
First Impression: ✔
The interior was cute and cozy looking and would you just look at the counter top filled up with cakes! That looks so yummy and basically everything was Instagram worthy straight away.

Pluk Amsterdam also sells jewelery, cute kitchen ware and small house decorations and these were also decorated inside the interior. This being said I`m looking forward to try out their food!
However I wished that these cakes were covered up in a cake stand with a dome/lid. If you want to keep your cakes moist and soft and not dry: cover. If you want to keep flies and other insects (or sneaky pets) away from your cakes: cover!
Hospitable: ☹
It was very busy at that point and there was no table available. Fair enough. I mean a cute looking café in a big city such as Amsterdam I totally understand. However I wished that I was greeted with info given out and felt welcome. Because I also didn`t know how to order too which turns out that you need to order & pay straight after at the counter. Also you have to collect your food by yourself too after your name/number has been called out. I mean is this cute looking café a fastfood restaurant? Anyway eventually I got a table and my food. Clearly there is room for improvement beyond service because it`s mostly self-service. Especially for the price you pay.
My Food ☺️
1 Poke Bowl `Paradise`
1 cappuccino
Funny thing is, they got my order wrong. I ordered the `poke salmon with avocado toast` but instead I got the poke bowl version. Sigh but nonetheless it was still acceptable!

According to the menu my poke bowl should contain: rice, salmon, avocado, cucumber, soy beans, cherry tomatoes, mango, sesame, spring onion with a Japanese dressing. I was only missing the cherry tomatoes but otherwise it was a good enjoyable poke bowl still. Comfy and very nom!
Alone but not lonely.
ADDRESS: Reestraat 19, 1016 DM Amsterdam - THE NETHERLANDS

FOOD: ••• 3/5
INTERIOR: ••••∙ 4,⁵/5
SERVICE: •• 2/5
PRICE: ••• 3/5

Saturday, February 17, 2018

REVIEW // Dr. Organic Charcoal Toothpaste

1. PRICE: €6,99 ($8,67) at Holland and Barrett
And my most expensive toothpaste I have ever bought in my life.
AN EMPTIE
2. HOW MANY TIMES DO I BRUSH MY TEETH: everyday, once.
So I have used up this Dr.Organic Charcoal Toothpaste within 3 months+ which I think is a fair time process to give out a validate review and thoughts about this Dr.Organic Charcoal Toothpaste!
3. THIS TOOTHPASTE IS: vegetarian/vegan friendly // free of parabens // organic
4. THIS TOOTHPASTE PROMISES MY TEETH: whitening // clean // soothing //
protecting

You don`t have to brush your teeth
just the ones you want to keep
Surprisingly the charcoal toothpaste does not stay black but turns into a light gray-ish but refreshing minty foamy substance.
I have never had any cavities before -knocks on wood- in my entire life even when I was a kid and I`d love to stay this way. I just don`t like dentists ya know! I only brush my teeth once a day always in the evening before going to bed and because I only brush my teeth once a day I brush my teeth pretty hard. Sometimes too hard because my sink can turn into a bloody mess...
I know I need to be more gentle and softer for my teeth but so far it leads to a clean, fresh and zero cavities in my teeth
BEFORE AND AFTER

So here`s a snap of beginning and after 3 months brushing my teeth. I want to keep it raw and true as possible so these photo`s has no filter layer or are edited besides cropping out the photo`s. At first impression it doesn`t show any huge difference at all. Perhaps it`s the way how I took pictures of my teeth because I only took them in my room with just natural light.

In real I do have to say that my teeth does has lost bits of the yellow-ish tone and looks whiter but not cosmetic white as a rockstar. And I`m quite pleased with the results actually because it still looks naturally white.
PRO
everything from point 3. // taste just like a regular mint tootpaste

CON
it`s pricy // it contains a sweetener stevia like why? Why do you need to sweeten toothpaste and besides stevia is ew.

 ★☆ 4/5
‘Life is short. Smile while you still have teeth’