A hair tutorial for messy waves!
Beauty

Well this was a highly requested post! Apparently plenty of you girls have a short do as well but find it difficult to style it and add waves & volume. So in today’s article I’m sharing my own wavy hair routine with you guys!

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My Summer lashes secret
Beauty

During Summer make-up is usually a total hassle for me, and I try to avoid it as much as possible. But that sweaty face could use a little boost now and then, and the best way to look fresh and awake instantly is by focusing on your eyes. Here’s a little secret!

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Bringing the ombre back!
Beauty

2014 Pielaun going strong! Proof here. You’ve probably seen my latest do featured on Instagram, but since I’ve made a habit out of elaborately presenting my different hairstyles on the blog, here’s the newest update. Back in May I decided to do the big chop again and cut my locks at a fresh bob-length. I…

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My holiday beauty routine
Beauty

We’re halfway 2018 and this is my first beauty post of the year — whut?! Can you tell I’m a beauty noob? The usual subjects are skincare or haircare; no different this time! As a lazy person I avoid using too much make-up, and since a good skincare routine can help decrease your daily make…

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Up close

Oh well HELLO (G/C)URLS! This new haircut of mine comes with a lot more work in the morning, but also offers a lot more opportunities to rock new hairstyles. And my very favourite thing about that new haircut is probably that it’s fresh enough to face the current heatwave. Love it. I might have to…

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The cut!
Beauty

I know you guys have seen my new do all over Instagram already, but I did want to dedicate a tiny post to it! I’m not shy of changing hairstyles —  I once wrote a post summing up all the different hairdo’s I’ve had over the past 8 years — so when Summer came closer…

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Even Better Glow foundation: before/after
Beauty

This is not the first blog you instantly surf to for beauty reviews and recommendations, but since a lot of you guys regularly ask me about my personal favourites, I do like share a product or two now and then. On today’s menu: my current foundation! I don’t often try new products (day cream is…

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You better glow
Beauty

I don’t write about beauty often, but when I discover a gem worth sharing, I obviously do! So, Clinique asked me to try the Even Better Glow foundation to help me keep my natural Summer glow in Winter too. I’m usually not a huge fan of foundation because I often find it too covering or…

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Jo Malone goodness
Beauty, Home

Even though we’re moving in January and I can’t waaaait to get all of my stuff over to our new house, I still like to make an effort to keep my current apartment cozy. Getting the living room Autumn-proof doesn’t only mean adding orange flower arrangements, soft fuzzy cushions and extra plaids! UK fragrance brand…

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#So fluffy

Wearing dark brown Balmain x L’Oréal lipstick, a H&M knit, Zara earrings and a Jukserei necklace.

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NUXE Instinctive Beauty (+win!)
Beauty, Travel

These days the media shows off so much artificial beauty that you sometimes feel like your natural face just doesn’t fit in anymore. Luckily there are still people and brands left that are striving for more diversity, more honesty and more natural beauty. French skincare brand NUXE presents a liberating vision in which women reconnect with their inner nature. With…

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Hello short locks

And there we go: you might have seen my chop on Instagram already but for the ones not following me there or not having an account (hi mom), I’m happy to show you my new hair today! I just took my 2013 photos to my hairdresser and she gave me the exact same look as…

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The chop
Beauty

When scrolling through my archives, I discovered that 2013 was kind of my best hair year ever — and the outfits weren’t too bad either. I had a strong but messy lob that always seemed voluminous and effortless. And that is EXACTLY what I’m missing right now! You’ve read my doubts about whether to cut…

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My natural Summer face in 5 steps
Beauty

You guys know that in terms of make-up I like to stick to the bare minimum. And with that Summer weather kicking off last week, literally everything else woud probably melt off my face anyway. Since there are a few new favourites in my make-up bag, I thought I’d share my natural Summer face routine…

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Fragrance love: Le Labo
Beauty

I don’t often fall in love with fragrances. Throughout the years I’ve tried several scents and lots of them were pretty good, but only few managed to keep their spot in my bathroom cabinet. Diesel’s Fuel For Life and BillyXClub’s City High have been two of my favourites for years, but there’s a new kid in town that’s about to…

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A vlog from Amsterdam!

And yes. Although I felt extremely awkward after my first spoken video here, I decided to do another one to end 2016 to see if you’d like more videos in 2017! Last month I was invited for a beauty trip to Amsterdam together with Kruidvat.  My bestie and roomie Robin joined me and we made the…

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My daily make-up routine
Beauty

Okay, “daily” might not be entirely true. Since I work from home, I spent most days bare-faced. But whenever I go out for an outfit shoot or a meeting, I do want a tiny dash of make-up to fresh up my look. You know I’m not the most creative person when it comes to make-up, because I…

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The perfect weekend day

After a few super busy weeks, I finally scheduled some of this precious me-time in my agenda before taking off to Marbella. After a spontaneous party with friends on Friday, I spent my Saturday with a slight hangover and some of my dearest friends. My day consisted of sleeping late, a sunny walk to the…

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Back to the lob?
Beauty

Much as I love my fringe that instantly gives me that French nonchalance, I’m secretly missing my long bob… This hairdo gives me a more grown up look and allows me to do more different things in terms of styling. Plus, my eyes come out stronger when you see my brows and forehead! But then on…

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8 years of Pielaun hairdo’s
Beauty

Nothing better than a good throwback, ay? Since I got a lot of comments on my decision to cut a fringe earlier this year, I thought it would be a fun idea to look back to the different haircuts I’ve had ever since I started my blog. There’s not too many different ones, but 2014 turned out…

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London video diary!

At last, my video recap of my 2 day trip to London with fragrance brand Jo Malone! It’s my first vlog ever so I’m PRETTY nervous to share it with you – my awkward levels are going through the roof, as usual. I’m speaking Dutch in the vlog, but no worries, I have added subtitles in English! Let me…

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Lifegoal: the perfect night of sleep

Now that I got diagnosed with infectious mononucleosis a little while ago (I wrote about it here, don’t worry, in English it sounds a lot creepier than it is actually) and since there’s still some of the infection left in my blood, I cherish my sleep more than ever! Although I have survived several years with only…

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3 secret tips on how I use my little brown bottle
Beauty

Beauty is not one of my most common topics here on the blog, but it is a topic that you guys are always interested in. I receive weekly questions about what shampoo I use, what my current favourite lipstick colour is and how I take care of my skin. Make-up and hair questions are always…

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Superwoman day and night, with Estée Lauder Advanced Night Repair!

April has been a very intense month of massive changes, on both work and personal level. Because of long work hours, job juggling and overwhelming emotions I come home completely exhausted every evening, only to try and do it all over again for a 100% the next morning. These days my sleep is extremely valuable to me, since these few…

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