Sunday, February 23, 2014

Nivea Body Soft Soufflé (for dry skin)

For a while now, I have been really strict with lathering on the body lotion, oils and now soufflés. It used to be a step which I always skipped after the bathing, but now I must say that I can't go without moisturizing my whole body, and not just my face.

Besides Balea, I am a big Nivea fan. I managed to empty the 400 ml bodylotion version of this soufflé (soft lotion). It will be featured in another Beauty Bin.

This soufflé (300 ml) has a lighter texture and is slightly more oily than the lotion and I must say that I prefer this one. It is also nicer to take with on travel. It has a more luxurious feeling when applying this to the skin. It doesn't leave the skin feeling sticky, nor does it put a weird film on your skin. 

My must have for glowy skin!

What are your favorite body lotions/oils/soufflé?


Monday, February 10, 2014

Creamy Green Smoothie

One of my most used kitchen tools is my blender. I make soups, smoothies and sauces with it on a daily basis. Couldn't live without it! Even when we are on tour I make sure that we have a blender on the bus. The boys love it too!

Here is a recipe for a quick, creamy and healthy green smoothie! This is so refreshing and saturating. It is not too sweet super creamy. 

Lekker lekker!!

For one person you need:
  • 1 kiwi
  • Half a cucumber
  • Half an avocado
  • Cup of water
  • 2 slices of lemon (one in the smoothie and one for decoration)

Tomorrow I will try avocado, banana, soy yoghurt and a shot of vanilla mmm!

Blend and slurp away!


Friday, February 7, 2014

Tomato Quiche

Who doesn't love food? Here's a simple, quick recipe for a tomato quiche which I posted on Instagram.

What you need:

  • A roll of puff pastry
  • 300 gram Gruyere cheese
  • Dijon mustard
  • 4 big tomatoes (not too juicy)
  • Black olives
  • Olive oil
  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • 1 red onion 
  • Fresh black pepper
  • Fresh thyme
  • Baking/cooking spray

  1. Preheat the oven (upper and lower heat) to 200 degrees Celsius.
  2. Spray the cake pan with the cooking spray and place the puff pastry. Bake it for about 10 minutes.
  3. Cut the tomatoes and let them leak a bit.
  4. Smear a thin layer of Dijon mustard on the bottom.
  5. The cheesy goodness comes next.
  6. Place the tomatoes on top of the mustard.
  7. Add the olives, onion rings and thyme.
  8. The last part is the two spoons of olive oil mixed with the pressed garlic and some freshly grounded black pepper.
  9. Put this heavenly (anti-vampire) dish in the oven for about 30 minutes and enjoy!

Warning! Do not eat this before you go on a first date :) Extreme garlic alarm...

Eet smakelijk!

About to be baked.

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Beauty Bin #5

Before my drawer is about to pop, I'll post another Beauty Bin for you!
It feels somehow weird to collect garbage, but it's all for the BB posts.

Andrelon Oil and Care Conditioner
The best conditioner in the Dutch drugstores. I have emptied quite a lot of them, but I won't feature them over and over. You'll be seeing a lot of the same stuff then.

Andrelon Oil and Care 1 minute hair mask
Also the third tube that I finished. This range is really amazing and does wonders for my hair. The one minute is of course very appealing for mommies. Saving minutes wherever I can.

The Body Shop Banana Conditioner
An old friend of mine and keeps coming back to my bathroom closet and shower. Don't always like the scent, but again a great conditioner for slightly dry, frizzy hair.

Bebe More Melt away cleaning mouse
I collected about 3 of these, but only put one in this post. My skin is very sensitive and I am very hesitant to try out new stuff in order to prevent an allergic reaction. This whole new range from Bebe totally appealed to me and my skin approved of it. I wouldn't call it a mouse, it's more of thicker peeling gel. The peeling beads are very tiny and gentle on the skin. 

Balea Ultra Sensitive Cleansing Milk
No need to tell you more about this, it's my best friend :)

Maybelline Waterproof Make Up Remover
Besides the one from Balea, I use this the most. It sweeps my Maybelline Rocket waterproof mascara away and is still affordable. No need to spend a lot of money on it because you'll need a lot of it.

Balea shower creme in mango pineapple
Love me some Balea, but these bottles are extremely hard to get anything out. I've tried all scents from this range and like this one the most. Too bad you need to squeeze until you look like a tomato.
Maybe DM can change the packaging. The product itself is great. 

Balea soft oil body lotion
My skin always thanks me when this little friend has landed in my shopping basket. I've got all my friends and family using these. Couldn't live without. I like to try out different ones from time to time, but always have a back up from this one at hand. It is great all year round. In winter and summer. It gives your skin a super beautiful glow. I also used this for shows on my arms. Good smelly, moisturized and glowy during the whole show. A little disclaimer; I am not sponsored by Balea. It is just an amazing brand and I pay for it myself, will keep on doing so ;)

Bebe Brighten Up day creme
The second one already and still loving it. It makes my skin look super healthy, even in these dry air heating times where the skin is sometimes rebelling. My skin is soft like a baby's bottom.

Bioderma Sensibio/Crealine 
Still loving these and will get me some back ups when I am in Paris next month. 

L'Occitane Almond body milk
Here's a fancy product from my favorite skin care line of L'occitane. Too bad they discontinued my moisturizer from this range. I love almonds, to eat thema and anything almond scented. The lotion is divine. It is not for traveling, though, so I kept it in my bath room closet and lathered it on after each shower.