Discovery: My Color Passport

And again, it took quite a while to write a new post, BUT there’s a very good reason for that: I found a full-time job at Nespresso ^^! Over the past couple of weeks, I’ve been trained to be a Nespresso coffee specialist and that took quite some time. Nevertheless, I still want to try posting new things once in a while. Today, I would like to introduce you to a discovery of mine.

During my internship at Belmodo, I discovered a new Belgian concept: My Color Passport. It’s a tool that helps you wear colors that flatter you, kind of your own personal color guide. Normally, you pay €29,90 for My Color Passport, but I got to test it for free :). Unfortunately, this tool is (for the time being) only available in Belgium and the Netherlands, in the ICI PARIS XL Stores, but maybe it will be available in your country soon ;).My Color Passport BoxThe tool’s inside a cute little box, with something that looks like a clover on top. The Color Passport itself contains 4 cards (printed on 2 sides) with your personal colors and the colors that go with it. The main colour is for your outfit as a whole, and the little colors are for your accessories and bottom parts, very cool!

My Color Passport overviewMy Color Passport 1My Color Passport 4

Now, I hear you wondering how they determine which colors match you. Well, in the shop (or Bloggers event in my case), they ask you to put your arm on a color desk, and on the basis of your skin and eye color, they choose your specific color profile (there are 16 different profiles). Apart from the tool itself, you also get a card which you can take with you on your shopping trip (with your specific color codes) and access to the My Color Passport app and digital trend magazines. I think it’s very much worth the price!

My Color Passport codes My Color Passport bag

One last thing. There’s a very lovely quote by Coco Chanel on the packaging: “The best color in the whole world is the one that looks good on you.”

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Wonderful things @ Veritas

Winter (or should I say autumn, because the weekend wasn’t that cold :P) is coming, so it’s time to choose some new seasonal accessories. My current favourite store to buy those is the Belgian Veritas. At the moment, Veritas is almost exclusively present in Belgium, but I did discover a French and German shop too! Veritas is especially known for its broad assortment of DIY accessories (such as wool, buttons, zippers and so on), but they also have a lot of “ready-to-wear” accessories. These are the ones on my current wishlist:

When it’s really cold outside, you’re going to need a scarf, a cap and some gloves. Ideally, they’re all in similar colours, like these ones:

€19,95

€17,95

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€16,95

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A woman is incomplete without her jewelry, so I had to take a look at those too! These ones really caught my eye:

€17,95

€17,95

€6,95

€6,95

€12,95

€12,95

The really cold days to come kind of scare me, but on the other hand, Christmas and a lot of cosy evenings with family and friends come with it, so winter’s not all that bad :).

Long time no see…

Work work work work work… The past couple of months have been so busy, that I wasn’t able to post anything on my blog (insert sad face a billion times).

First of all, I promised to keep you updated on my internship at Belmodo and I failed big time, sorry about that :$. Here’s a summary to make it up to you: It was a very difficult, but instructive period, during which I got to know wonderful people and got to do awesome things. In the period of 12 weeks, I wrote approximately 100 articles about fashion, beauty, lifestyle, cool events, upcoming designers and so on. I bonded with my fellow interns and I discovered some bits of the wonderful city of Ghent. In the end, I can look back upon a heavy period full of beautiful moments, for which I’m very grateful.

Secondly, I finally took the plunge and moved in with my boyfriend! After my internship, we began painting and decorating our apartment. When all the decorating was done, we treated ourselves on a relaxing trip to Spain and the day we came back, we officially moved to our new home. At the moment, we’ve been living there over a month and it’s been heavenly. So happy :D!

Since I graduated in September, I’m now officially “unemployed” and I’ve been applying for one job after the other. It’s not that simple nowadays to start a career without having any experience, but I try to stay positive and I know that somewhere, there’s a job waiting for me.

Hopefully, this post marks the start of a fresh beginning for this blog. Keep you posted!

My first days as a Belmodo intern

This week, I started my internship at Belmodo, a Belgian online fashion & lifestyle magazine. I already dedicated a post to my application adventures, click right here to read it! As a welcome gift, I received this cool tote bag and notebook (does that make me an official member of the Belmodo crew 🙂 ?) :

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The first couple of days have been very hectic, since everything was new to me. I had to learn to use their CMS, and try to remember all the different steps that need to be taken before publishing content. Thank god there were some sweet colleagues to help me with all of my questions!

In the editorial office, there’s a very pleasant and relaxed atmosphere, something I was honestly a bit afraid for. Yesterday, we even had a real office party, with cake, cookies and cava, I can get used to that ^^! Make sure to check out the picture on my Instagram account 😉 !

That’s it for my first Belmodo internship update, I’ll keep you guys posted!

Essentiel SS16 Flash Event @ Antwerp

Last Wednesday, I attended the Flash SS16 Event at Essentiel Antwerp. It was very well-organized. You had to sign up online in advance and then you could enjoy fancy drinks, a free “manicure” and a 20% discount on the older collections, a perfect night out with friends!

Janne came with me (she also joined me on the Brussels Fashion Days) and the first thing we did after entering the shop, was standing in line for the free essie-manicure 😛 . Of course, that wasn’t a smart move at all, because we couldn’t touch anything for the next 20 minutes, DRAMA… So we browsed a bit and discovered that the majority of clothing pieces was still too expensive for us, poor students, even with the 20% discount. BUT, that doesn’t mean we can’t dream anymore, right?

Here’s my wish list from the new Flash SS16 Collection:

  • A cute white jumpsuit with little black feathers on it. I like the fact that the trousers are not too wide-legged, because I look like a clown when I wear one of those 🙂 ;
  • An artistic A-line skirt, which looks like a real painting on your body. It’s got everything to give you that summer feel: exotic colors, palm trees, wild animals… ;
  • A feminine white blouse with subtle golden details on the shoulders and the arms. It’s quite versatile: you could wear it dressy combined with a fancy skirt, but it’s also suitable to wear above your bikini and shorts on the beach.

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After sipping from a Cointreau Fizz Cocktail and drooling over the Alice in Wonderland Collection, we returned back home; a bit disappointed because we didn’t bring anything, but also super satisfied with our free essie nails and the lovely evening!

The Sunshine Blogger Award

I was very surprised to learn that Ewonderhub nominated me for the Sunshine Blogger Award, thanks once again 😉 ! On her blog, you can find some really nice fashion inspiration, but also lifestyle contributions and much more interesting posts!

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Here are my answers to your questions:

1. If you could do something for the entire universe, what would it be? And why? I would solve the fucked up situation with ISIS, because it’s getting seriously out of hand.. People are not supposed to live in constant fear 😦 . 
2. What’s your weakness in this blogosphere? I’m still very unexperienced and can only dream about becoming a blogger like Chiara Ferragni or Belgium’s Tiany Kiriloff…
3. What is your favorite post here on ewonderhub ?then share a link to it. I really enjoyed the “Impressive styles for stars” article. Judging the outfits of the stars is something I really like  🙂 .
4. How do you want to present your self to the world? As a young, ambitious woman, who’s ready to start a successful career (in a couple of months, I will finally graduate).
5. What are your dreams before you kick the bucket ( that’s a normal scenario in life ) My life wouldn’t be complete without a trip to the United States. And of course, I want to marry and have beautiful children :p .
6. How did you know about WordPress blogging? And why started it? In the “Social media” class, we had a lesson about WordPress and we were encouraged to start a blog. I also enjoy having a place where I can put all my recipes & fashion thoughts.
7. What’s the most scary thing about yourself? I’m a sleepwalker.
8. So far what fault have you seen on ewonderhub ?then what are your expectations.. I haven’t spotted any faults actually 🙂 .
9. If you were to correct something in your life, what would it be? I would erase some idiot mistakes (on which I’m not going to elaborate here 😛 ) I’ve made in the past.
10. What’s your favorite moment you experience in your childhood? Travelling with my family to camp sites in France and Italy.
11. Tell me your deepest secret.( don’t hide / tell a lie, watching you closly. lol ) Nice try 😉

My nominees are:

  1. That’s Très Vogue
  2. From Beginning 2 Trend
  3. Admirably Legal
  4. What Makes Me Amber
  5. Traveling fashionista
  6. Sustainable Daisy
  7. lilyrachel
  8. fuelledbyoats
  9. Vintage Reflection
  10. Keira Lennox
  11. Glamorize Your Mind

Congratulations, I really love your blogs! If you have the time, feel free to follow the next steps: 1) Thank & link the person who nominated you. 2)Answer the 11 questions asked by the person. 3) Nominate 11 bloggers. 4) Ask them another 11 questions (comment on their boxes to notify them of the nomination).

These are my questions:

  1. What is your favorite dessert?
  2. Why did you start to blog?
  3. Which is your ultimate citytrip destination?
  4. Which Netflix series do you like best?
  5. What is your favorite outfit to wear?
  6. Which things are on your bucket list (a couple examples are enough 🙂 )?
  7. Dilemma 1: fries or pizza?
  8. What would be your dream job?
  9. Who’s your favorite musician/band?
  10. Dilemma 2: Going on a skiing trip or a beach holiday?
  11. Which language would you like to learn?

Keep up the good work and have fun answering my questions ;)!

Mom’s Birthday Cake

Wow, it’s been a month since I posted something Ö! Anyways, yesterday evening, we celebrated my mom’s birthday, so I baked her a birthday cake to surprise her. I even made her blow out some candles 🙂 . The cake looks really festive and is appropriate for everyone, since it doesn’t contain any special ingredients. Moreover, the recipe is super easy, so you can get it done in less than an hour (I got it out of a Dutch cookbook)! Here it is:

Birthday Cake 1

Ingredients for 8 servings

  • 5 eggs
  • 150g sugar
  • 110g flour
  • a pinch of salt
  • 200ml cream to whip
  • 50g sugar (for the whipped cream)
  • 1 box of strawberries
  • powdered sugar
  • a greased baking tin (with a diameter of approximately 20 cm)

Recipe (15 minutes of preparation and 25 minutes of baking time)

  1. Preheat the oven to 180°C.
  2. Separate the eggs carefully.
  3. Mix the egg yolks with the sugar.
  4. Whip the egg whites in another bowl until they are stiff. Mix the yolk mixture with the egg white foam.
  5. Sift the flour above the mixture and carefully fold it in.
  6. Pour the mixture into the baking tin and put it on the middle grid of the oven. Bake the cake for approximately 25 minutes (until a skewer comes out clean).
  7. Let the cake cool on a grid. When the cake is cooled down, cut it in half horizontally with a big knife (or a cake-cutter if you have one 😉 ).
  8. Whip the cream and the sugar until fluffy. Spread it evenly on the bottom half of the cake.
  9. Wash the strawberries and cut them in half. Put part of them on the whipped cream.
  10. Put the second half of the cake on top.
  11. Finish it off with the rest of the halved strawberries and powdered sugar.

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Enjoy!