Monday, October 31, 2016


1 Develop Muscles

It's a well known fact that Muscles produce more energy than fat, even if your in rest. This is why weight training is so important! It is the perfect way to spice up your slow metabolism even when doing nothing. So Ladies grab those weights and start pumping!

2 Move intensively

Cardio is also one way to highten your metabolism. It won’t build any muscles but it will cause you to use up more energy in hours after training. Try interval and HIT training this boosts up the best, because as soon as your heart rates down again it jumps right back up! The perfect combination for a training is weight training in combination with cardio. (DO CARDIO AFTERWARDS!)

3 Drink a lot of water

The body needs water to remove all of the toxins from your body, with to little water a day it may slow down your metabolism. Water also helps the organs function at their very best. They say drinking ice water will spice up that metabolism even more!

4 Eat more portions

Three big meals might have been the way you where eating all your life! I know i had the same thought, but apparantly eating more meals a day is healthier and more stimulating. It not only supports your metabolism but it makes sure your sugar level does not drop to a.. IM CRAVING EVERYTHING MOMENT…as we all have been eye to eye to the cookie jar one to many times during these cravings.
When I crave things, or I am really hungry I just eat several small bites and drink water with them. This will already send a signal to your brain that you are not only craving that delicious large extra cheese pizza, but food in general.
So stick to 5-7 meals a day! I eat every two hours, to make sure I keep on track. Once you get the hang of it, it will be fun. Oh and don’t forget breakfast, you are not the only one who needs to wake up, your metabolism does to!

5 Eat Proteins

Proteins are super super super mue importante for your muscle growth and are way harder to break down than fats or carbs, meaning it will take up more energy so longer without the munchies. This does not mean you should only eat proteins, although some follow protein diets, you must follow a healthy balance diet off the food chart. It is important that your food contains enough nutrients, certain vitamins and minerals needed to function optimally.
Healthy proteins can be found in tofu, eggs, fish, lean pig meat and ox, nuts, beans and milk products.

6 Drink Green tea

Green Tea has been known for it's metabolism booster and is used in many fat burners and or other supplements to help you lose weight. Drink a cup of tea with each meal, it will stimulate your fat loss process. Or check out Tiny Teatox from my previous posts here.

7 Avoid Crash diets

Crash Diets with less than 1000 calories are disastrous for your metabolism. These diets often cause you to lose weight fast, but it will affect muscle loss. Meaning that your metabolism will slow down and eventually make you fat or fatter than before! Unless you are really detoxing and cleansing your body and following a 2/3 day cleanse (with professional help) i would definitely stay away from the crash diet!

8 Sleep

Enough sleep will boost your metabolism, if you don’t sleep enough it will affect the way you crave and break down carbs due to glucose intolerance. Also when tired we tend to eat more.

I will post a food diary one of these days to give you some extra motivation, because we all know summer 2017 is coming (and everybody wants to look fab for Christmas and New Years.)

Destock my cellu

Cellulite is a common problem for females, it is a condition in which the skin appears to have areas with underlying fat deposits, giving it a dimpled, lumpy appearance. It is most noticeable on the buttocks and thighs. It's not that i am experiencing heavy duty cellulite, but i do notice a difference if my diet is bad or i am drinking a lot of wine. Next to having a good diet, weight training does miracles for cellulite. But after reading a couple of good reactions about this wonder serum from Vichy, I wanted to give it a try. They say you will have results in 14 days, so as a part of my healthy lifestyle and fitness regime i am going to see if it makes a difference. Note that i do not believe in any wonder potions or creams to make you loose weight or become slimmer. I do believe that with the proper diet and workout it can boost your process of loosing weight or becoming tighter. So let's see if after 14 days there are real results! i am very curious.

What is it?

Vichy Cellu Destock Serum Flash 125ml

What does it do?

It is supposed to smoothen your skin in 14days, reducing cellulite on legs, bottom and stomach and even out uneven skin

How to apply?

Apply twice daily, massaging it into your problem areas using circled movements

Day one:

It's a smooth moist texture and feels pleasant on the skin. The product consists of 8% caffeine so this should have effect on fat underneath your skin. My legs feel a little bit bruised so i guess it is doing something!
Are you already convinced this is a product you would like to try? The price is 28,50 and is available at any pharmacy or online.

Sleeping Beauty

I have just discovered an amazing British skin care line. They have a shop in Londen, but also ship worldwide. I recently purchased the Anti-Oxidising Daily Radiance Moisturizer from Dr Botanicals. It smells like the French riviera in spring time mixed with orange blossoms. It's a thin cream, so you don't need a lot as it spreads out easily leaving your skin satisfied and hydrated. Especially in winter time i have been experiencing very dry skin, but since i have been using this daily moisturizer the tightness and dryness has gone away. My skin looks happy and all impurities are clearing up. They are an all natural skin care company and do not test on animals, which i find one of the most important factors for beauty companies. They love botanicals and believe that oils and plant extracts can make a real skin difference. They have researchers who combine passion for plants based thinking and science. Their beauty range is 1000% natural ingredients and are paraben and harmful preservative free.

Here is a little description of my new moisturizer:

Dr Botanicals Anti-Oxidising Daily Radiance Moisturiser aims to protect against environmental irritants and external aggressors, which cause skin damaging free radicals and accelerate the signs of ageing. Infused with a host of antioxidants and moisturising ingredients, this moisturiser will leave skin super hydrated, fresh and silky smooth. 

Vegan certified Dr Botanicals products, are made only of natural ingredients. We ​love ​​botanicals! We believe ​oils and ​plant extracts ​can make a genuine difference to skin. The range is based 100% in natural ingredients all paraben and harmful preservative free. ​Never tested on animals, this range embodies our belief in the potent power of botanicals. 

The active ingredients in this formulation are: 
1) Raspberry seed oil, which is rich in Omegas 3, 6, 9 & Vitamin E to plump hydrate and condition skin 
2) White tea is a strong antioxidant to protect from free radicals while brightening and soothing skin 
3) AQUARICH is a black oat extract rich in water reservoirs that form a film of moisture on the skin, leaving it soft, silky and hydrated all day 

Use this product if you live in the city or urban areas
Use this product if you have oily skin 
Use this product if you are concerned about fine lines and wrinkles
Use this product if you have sensitive skin
Use this product if you want to look younger
Use this product for increased radiance 
Use this product if you want to feel more confident in your skin

(dr botcanicals, 2016)

Are you convinced?

You can use all Doctor Botanicals products with your existing skincare regime and they offer advice from their experts.

For expert skincare advice, call the Dr Botanicals Skin Care HOTLINE: UK  8.30am - 6pm (GMT). Monday to Friday : +44 (0)20 7278 0194

If you want to get your own Dr Botanical, or just browse a little bit. You can do that here.

Saturday, October 29, 2016

13 Things To Keep Your Halloween Party Classy

1. A dimly lit pathway.

Set the scene with these romantic guides.

2. Backup costumes.

There are always guests that forget you had to wear a costume, or didn't realize that it was a costume party. Or in case something goes wrong with your own costume.

3. Golden skulls…

Because they are AWESOMEE....

4. …and cork spiders.

This isn't just any Halloween party, paint your skulls gold and make spiders out of wine corks...FUN!

5. Haunted mirrors.

Give your party just the right kind of eeriness with a haunted mirror. Make your own by spraying the inside of a picture frame with glass finish spray paint. Print a spooky black-and-white picture to place behind it. Keep the layer of paint light in the middle so your image comes through.

6. Black magic (aka candles).

Because witches are the best thing about Halloween and you doesn't love a little bit of (black) magic?

7. Billowing smoke.

Place dry ice inside jack-o-lanterns and position them around the party to add to the atmosphere with rolling smoke across the room.

8. Printed menus.

If you are having a seated party then this is the easiest way to impress your guests. Take the time to plan out a menu and make up spooky names for each dish and drinks that are being served.

9. Unconventional plating.

Serving soup? Then this might be the coolest way to do so. Just scoop out the inside of a pumpkin and brush it with olive oil, sprinkle with salt, and bake for 30minutes at 375 degrees. Rotate the pan once during cooking.

10. Dark desserts.

Put an eerie spin on serving dessert. Add black gel food coloring to your caramel.

11. Baked good embellishments.

Haunt up your treats with some fun Halloween toppers.

12. Witches’ brew.

This is the most amazing scary drink, Start with a smoking cinnamon stick and place it in an empty glass before you pour your cocktail. Then carry out the drink in a glass case to hold in the smoke.

13. A photo booth.

Obviously you want to remember this awesome party, so what could you want more then a Photo Booth? It is the best and most fun way to motivate your guests to take crazy pictures.

american girl

So the night has finally come of my halloween party and i can't wait to start decorating my house and prepping for the party. I mean i know how it may sound like, a party you might think it is going to be huge. No it's a small party for me and my friends, but we all dress up and whatch halloween movies. I am a true American girl in that sense, i cherish all of our holidays like no other. Even though my country doesn't really share these same traditions i make sure that they do in my house. Plus i love the holidays, because it gives me another reason to host a party. I am the party hoster in my circle of friends, always the one organizing Halloween, Christmas dinners, Thanksgiving, New year parties and why?, because i love to. I find that parties in the spirit of celebrating tradition brings people together again. I just love to set up decorations, make food and prepare fun party favors. So tonight i will be preparing Hallowpong (beerpong), Jello shots and syringe bloody shots, I AM SO EXCITED. Also, i received my halloween costume a couple of days ago and i can tell you it is amazing. It took me a few weeks to narrow down what i wanted to be this Halloween, but i have finally found the right fit. It is a burlesque outfit, but im mixing it with bunny ears to become a playboy bunny and my boyfriend will be Hugh Hefner. Another fun part of holidays is dressing up with your partner, there are a couple of days a year that will let you be a child again. Cherish these days, because it means you can act silly and enjoy yourself, without judgement. So i hope you will all have a great Halloween, i am curious to hear what kind of outfits you all put together!

Thursday, October 27, 2016

prada marfa

I have recently re-painted some of the walls in my house into a very relaxing sage colour, including my bedroom. I love it, it really gives the whole space a sense of serenity and bliss. I had ordered a Prada Marfa canvas from Westwing and i got it in the mail today, i am so happy with it. It immediately sets a whole different tone for my room. It is so stylish and a real statement piece. I will be posting some pictures after the weekend after my Halloween party! Enjoy your weekend my lovely readers.


Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Culture Chanel Exhibition



Organize your life

Packing used to always be the most impossible task for me. I would always be scared to bring to little or over do it, especially on short trips. I travel quite often and i have gotten the hang of it over the year. I have come up with a better system to help myself stay organized. I always used to struggle with my handbag, it would be filled with so many small things and i could never find anything in it. Especially when looking for my boarding ticket or passport. I always used to pack my bags last minute, i have come to learn that this is not the best strategie. Because i would always be stressed out and running around my house like a crazy person, having the fear of forgetting important items. One time i wen't on a holiday to a warm country. My bag was filled with tops, but i had completely forgotten to bring any kind of shorts. This obviously became a fun shopping spree, but not the most ideal situation. I love to travel, it still amazes me how you can be in one place and then travel to the other side of the world and wake up in a whole different country hours later. It's like stepping into a special machine that changes your whole environment, walking into the airplane in one country and out again in another. Oh how special is this world we live in, how many differences there are in the world and how we can learn from each other. Anyway i am wondering off topic a bit now, back to organizing. I have found a smart and fashionable way to organize all of the little things which often get lost in your suitcase or handbag. You can organize your make-up, papers and magazines, money, cards, wallet, passport etc. They have a pouch for each occasion and item.

Their delightful on-the-go solution helps you stash everyday essentials. They have transparent items so it's easy to store your toiletry items for flying. Elevate your everyday tote with their must-have pouches. They all have the perfect size for each occasion. I will be traveling soon, so i will be keeping you posted on my plans for 2016/2017.

So far i have the following countries listed:


New York


Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Chanel Spring/Summer 2017

As a little girl i have always loved fashion, i am only 5ft4 so a life on the catwalk was never meant for me. I have always dreamed of a moment of fame, strutting down a catwalk and showing off the most amazing designs. I always get inspired by all the amazing different styles and inspiring creative designs. My favorite designer is Coco Chanel, i love the history behind this Parisian brand, it amazes me. And this year no disappointments here, because they had another amazing showcase.









See food diet

If you are a seafood lover this is a real must for you! It might not be the new talk of the town, but it certainly is trending in my adressbook. A couple of weeks ago i had dinner at the seafood bar. I had already heard a lot about them and they have a restaurant just around the corner of my house. We had to reserve two days ahead, because apparantly they are always full, unless you don't mind eating late. We had a bottle of wine, oysters on the house and the deluxe mixed seafood grill platter, OH food i have ever tasted, atleast in a very long time. The people serving you are just the nicest and really help to create an overall experience, they even gave me a seafood bib, because clumsy me was spilling all the good stuff everywhere. 

Just sharing with you that if you have not been there yet, you must must must go. It is the real deal. More of a meat lover? no worries they have a sister: the meat club. Also with the same concept, and really great food. Oh and i think the most important part is: DON'T OVERDRESS. I came there and people were wearing sweatpants. I mean i love to dress up, so i don't care. But if you are to dressed up, it can be a bit awkward.

Hope you go and have some seafood, because they are without a doubt the best in town.


Monday, October 24, 2016

Hide and seek

Always looking for a way to store things? I know i have a lot of clothes and shoes and little space to store them. I find that closets make your room look smaller, because they are big and take up a lot of space. A little while ago i came across a beautiful and practical idea to store special items, which i only wear occasionally. It looks amazing in your interior and you don't see any clutter. I like a neat and spacious environment, because it gives my soul space at the same time. And closets tend to give you the opportunity to hoard things, while this object is subtle. It offers you another way to store items, but becomes a part of your interior at the same time. So you won't even want to hoard things in a beautiful case like this. My preference goes out to the suitcase. But not just any suitcase, the vintage, old and large kind of trunk. It can serve as a seat, a coffee table or even a hocker at the end of your bed. I have found some amazing trunks, while looking for one to place in my home. I have collected some amazing pictures for you, so you can get inspired and start decorating yourself.


Monday blues

The topic for today is an inspirational desk, because it is Monday and everybody needs some extra motivation to get their brains running again. I think we all know the Monday blues, feeling  like putting work off. This is why i love to search for desk inspiration, it is important to have a great desk, which is clean, stylish and in some cases fashionable. This will not only inspire your creative mind, but also give you good work karma.

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