The Adieu: Aesop Parsley Seed Cleansing Masque

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Parsley Seed Cleansing Masque Combined

Do you know that sad, slightly lost feeling when you squeeze out one of your favourite beauty products and the last little bit comes out? I experienced that feeling yesterday night. After getting out of work a little earlier than I had anticipated I decided to have a little pamper night. I cleansed off my makeup and grabbed my trusty Aesop Parsley Seed Cleansing Masque and used the last scraps left in the aluminum tube.

It has been in my posession for over a year, having bought it in Paris when I was visiting in November of 2013. I've often sung the praises of this mask as it cleanses deeply and thoroughly, leaving your skin much clearer, but unlike other masks with the same properties isn't too harsh or drying. You could say it is the mother of all masks. I have loved the way this dries in patches and not-so-kindly exposed all the pores on my nose, forehead and chin (shock, horror, they're BIG). I have loved the therapeutic scent that always reminded me of a luxurious spa. Basically, I loved it.

The Aesop Parsley Seed Cleansing Masque has done many great things for me and although this much loved tube might be finished, I guarantee I will be replacing it with a brand new twin as soon as I have the opportunity to pick it up at one of my favourite stores in Amsterdam.

flamingo at the bottom


The Best Dressed at The 2015 Critics Choice Awards

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Another awards show, another best dressed post. I can't help it, I love pretty dresses and I love writing about them. So without further ado let's jump right into the top eight dresses worn at the 2015 Critics Choice Awards.

1. Angelina Jolie, she looks like she's one of the statues being handed out that evening. Shiny fabric hardly ever works on people, but damn Angie is pulling it off. Besides the fabric and colour I'm also a big fan of the cut. Very regal.
2. Leslie Mann, she did it again. Leslie looks fresh and sweet in this beaded number. The length is just perfect and the colour works lovely with her skin.
3. Diane Kruger, all over print is quite a daring thing to do (especially when the colour of your print is the same as the carpet) but Diane knows how to work daring thing. The strapless dress looks gorgeous on her tall frame.
4. Emily Blunt, I'm never a big fan of halter dresses, but the one Emily is wearing looks great. The different textures on this red dress are incredibly interesting and she looks gorgeous wearing it.

5. Julianne Moore, plunging neckline the conservative way. But it works. Dresses with long sleeves always deserve a plus in my book, and Julianne Moore looks great in this black one.
6. Brooke Anderson, I'll be honest I had to a little Google search to find out who she is, but that doesn't take away from the fact that she wore a gorgeous dress. The colours and the print work perfectly and it's nice seeing a fuller dress on the carpet again.
7. Amy Adams, can anyone tell me what colour this dress is? Because I can't find a way to appropriately describe it. It's incredibly gorgeous. The length is perfect on Amy and her hair and makeup are perfect and glamorous.
8. Felicity Jones, this girl has come a long way since I first saw her acting in 'Chalet Girl' (can I get a mmm for Ed Westwick in that flick?). She's getting countless nods this awards season and with right because The Theory of Everything is a brilliant film. This dress is lovely. I like how she sticks to a certain different style. She always sticks out from the rest of the attendees, and in this case it pays off.


The Music I Love


Music is one of the most important things in my life. There is not one day that I don't pop in my earbuds and listen to some songs. Recently my life was enriched with a Crosley Executive turntable and I have been slowly building a collection of records that mean a lot to me. Today I'll tell you a little about my current favourite albums and which songs get the most playtime.

Clockwise, starting at the top left corner. 
Sam Smith - In The Lonely Hour 
Best songs: 
Like I can / I'm not the only one / 
Leave your lover / I've told you now

Best songs: 
Work song / Take me to church
Angel of small death & The Codeine Scene

Johnnyswim - Diamonds 
Best songs:
A Million Years / Pay Dearly

Ed Sheeran - X 
Best songs: 
Thinking Out Loud / Don't 
I see fire / The Man 

You can listen to the songs on Spotify here.


The Best Dressed at the 2015 Golden Globe Awards

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Best Dressed Golden Globes 2015 Colour and Suits

It's here! Admittedly, I'm not the biggest fan of the first month of the year. False resolutions, overcrowded gyms, stores filled with the leftovers from the party season.. Okay maybe the sales aren't that bad. But there is one thing about January that I love, the start of Awards season. Last weekend the Golden Globes happened, the kickoff for a few weekends where Hollywood pulls out all the stops and shows itself from its most glamorous side.

I'm a sucker for pretty dresses and I searched through all the pictures and came up with my eight favourite outfits worn last weekend at the 2015 Golden Globes.

1. Sienna Miller, she recently claimed she had lost her sense of style but this gorgeous boho dress paired with perfect messy waves surely proves different.
2. Reese Witherspoon, ooh shiney. This look just oozes old Hollywood glamour to me.
3. Rosamund Pike, the Gone Girl star wore an amazing white dress (are you beginning to see a theme here?) with lovely thin straps. I really like thin straps.
4.Anna Faris, this was the biggest shock to me. I'm not used to seeing her bringing her A game to the red carpet. But this gorgeous embroidered dress is perfect and she hit the nail on the head.

5. Emma Stone, I like breaking tradition and when Emma stepped out in this Lanvin outfit she definitely broke tradition. Although I do have to add that I probably would have loved it even more if she got rid of the ass-cape.
6. Leslie Mann, if you can rock yellow, do it. The shape and colour of this dress are spot on and I really liked how she paired her hair and makeup with this look.
7. Kelly Osbourne, my namesake has been doing so many awesome things with fashion. I love her slightly edgy style. Navy is one of my favourite shades and it goes lovely with her purple hair.
8. Lorde, Oh lord, I hated her makeup. There, I said it. To me that lipstick is all wrong. But boy do I love her clothing. A good blazer is always on point, paired with the bralet and the palazzo pant she really had the 'I'm an edgy pop star'-look down. But she should have just gone for a nude lip in my opinion.