Saturday, January 26, 2013


Hey guys!
I hope you all are having a great weekend.

If you’re looking for a place to relax, New Zealand is the place to be. I know some Kiwi’s (locals of NZ) disagree but believe me, it is such a relaxing place compare to many other countries in this world, like Holland. As an Au Pair your task is to take care of the children, ensure that they behave themselves  and don’t kill each other (without being  the angry babysitter). It can be pretty hard sometimes, but if I look out the window and see the beautiful view, I remember why I’m here again.

So the 1st of February is my last day as an Au Pair here in Auckland, and Saturday I’m heading South, trough the North Island with two other backpackers. Can’t wait to drive and see the beautiful nature, hills, mountains and blue ocean. Until then, I’ve to entertain myself. It’s frustrating sometimes, because I don’t really have a chance to meet new people, because the clubs are in the centre and if I’m going there with the car I’m not allowed to drink anything. But today I finally met the lovely Courtney who lives here in Auckland, who I know for already a few months now via the internet. She found my blog and contacted me via email, and we decide to meet if I were in Auckland, so we did. It was so cool! We had a coffee at the mall and went to the cinema to see the movie Silver Linings (with Bradley Cooper, yumm). The movie was so much fun by the way.
The last week though, wasn’t really exciting. But we went to some area in Auckland to shop, and I bought (as touristy as I am) two New Zealand hats (I really need them in this lovely weather!).
Also I had many coffees and I’ve never seen the screen of my laptop and Samsung so much before. Only a couple days to go and then I’m totally ready to travel trough the North Island!

Living the dream in New Zealand.

Thursday, January 24, 2013


Hey guys,
Hope you all had a great week, now it’s finally time for weekend! Still one week to go and then my road trip begins. Bring it on!

As promised, I’ll do a review about the John Frieda hairdye shade 10N, extra light natural blonde. I couldn’t wait to dye my hair, the package attract me and looks so classy.
It took me an hour until I finally could dye my hair, as I actually read the warning and allergic stuff pages.. I got scared (while I dyed my hair so many times already). But I wanted to dye my hair so bad, so I did it. I already did a John Frieda Foam review before,  a few weeks ago.  You can read it HERE!

I got my stuff ready, mixed everything together, and was ready to put the foam in my hair. I started with my roots, and ended with the rest of my hair. It’s really easy, as long as you use it as a shampoo, you can apply it easily trough your whole hair. The smell was very strong by the way, my eyes hurted a bit.

 It said that 1 package was enough for long hair, and they were right. I only needed one package and my whole hair was covered with foam.
I left it in my hair for 20/25 minutes, listened to some music, being scared of having an allergy but didn’t got it, and rinsed my hair. I washed it and used the nr. 3 John Frieda Colour conditioner. The smell was really nice compare to the strong smell from the hair dye itself.
First I thought my hair turned out orange, I was so glad that wasn’t the case. The bottom layer of my hair was already a bit darker then the top, because it used to be brown. So every time I dye it, it gets a bit lighter. I also thought there was no difference between my hair before and after, only the outgrowth was gone.
Today I straightened my hair, and after brushing it looked quite light actually. I still don’t know if it’s lighter then before dying it, because in some pictures my hair looks lighter then other pictures. So it’s really hard to compare.
However, I’m really happy with the result of my hair. I won’t dye it any lighter though, but for summer and my summer tan I thought it was fun to do. 

What do you think? Have you ever tried the John Frieda foam? 

Wednesday, January 23, 2013


Hi guys,
How are you?

Today was the first time I went to the hairdresser here in New Zealand. It was a quite ‘cheap’ one, the cheapest one that I could find actually. It was a bit odd, cause the woman didn’t sprayed any water in my hair. She just started to cut my hair while it was dry (and wavy). It looks quite good though, but I hope she has cut it straight.. also when It’s wet. We'll see.. brrr.
So because I also wanted to dye my hair, I asked my backpacker friend to get some John Frieda Foam from Australia because I couldn't find the dye here in New Zealand, and he did. So when I have dyed my hair it looks all fresh and blonde again, finally!
The ends were all super dry and dead, even when I used the Bodyshop hair butter.
Really guys, I feel much better now my hair has been cut. I wish I had a proper camera (and the money to buy one) to make quality pictures for my blog. Right now I'm using my reliable Samsung Galaxy S3.
It was great to have a morning off work (the children) today. They both went to their friends, so finally I had some time to relax. They aren’t the easiest ones..
When I have finished work 1 february, my backpacker friends and I are going on a roadtrip trough the whole North Island of New Zealand, and probably the South Island as well.
My boyfriend comes over in March, so I’m really excited to see him!

As it’s really warm, sunny and humid here in New-Zealand (especially Auckland), I received heaps and heaps of picture’s with snow from my family in Holland. Is it really such cold and snowy weather on the northern Hemisphere? 
webcam shot before haircut

Next time I'll do a review about the John Frieda Foam shade 10N, which is extra light natural blonde.
Do any of you have any experience with this hairdye?


Sunday, January 20, 2013

Bodyshop: Rainforest Radiance hair butter

Hi guys,

Hope you had a great weekend!

As I may have told you, New Zealand is a great country and I’m totally in love with it. Especially in summer it’s amazing, not too hot not too cold. Just perfect. But since I haven’t been to the hairdresser lately –even way before I went to New Zealand-, my hair is all dry and has a lot of split ends.
The hairdressers here are really expensive, especially here in Auckland so I wait until I’m in a smaller place where the hairdressers are affordable. My bangs are way too long, can’t even do something with my hair right now! In the meantime I’m using a product which provides my hair from being dry and to freshen it up a bit. I was so happy when I saw a big sign of ‘The body shop’ in the centre of Napier. I simply love using products with natural ingredients and without parabens and other bad chemicals. It just doesn’t feel right, so right now I literally only use natural products when taking a shower (also not tested on animals!!).
Only the content of my makeup bag still needs some improvement.
So Santa gave me this lovely refreshing hair product for Christmas: Rainforest Radiance Hair Butter for coloured hair from the Body Shop. It actually smells really nice and finally I have something to save my poor damaged hair and faded (foxed) hair colour.

Description/How to use: Luxuriously and intensive deep-conditioning treatment to restore and protect shine and radiance. Contains UV filter. If product gets in eyes, rinse with clean water. After shampooing, smooth 1-2 hazelnut-sized amounts onto palms and work through damp hair. Leave for at least five minutes. Massage with some warm water, then rinse thoroughly. Use weekly or as required.

So I use it almost every day and it really works. My hair feels soft, healthy and fresh and I highly reccomend it to those with coloured or dry hair. And don't forget about the sense, it smells delicious! Still really need to visit the hairdresser, cut the split ends, new blonde colour and I'm happy. :)

Sunday, January 13, 2013

Hipster fashion style

Hi guys!
So as I told you yesterday, I went  to the mall Friday afternoon and bought some really cool hipster inspired stuff. And as promised, I would love to share my new purchases with you.

1.      Valley Girl. I love cats, and I love the universe print which is obviously really popular nowadays. This shirt cost me $20
2.      Valley Girl. $9,99
3.      Valley Girl. $20
4.      Shorts: Valley girl. $35
Legging: Glassons. $10
5. Glassons. $20

I love to try the hipster style, maybe because it’s kind of hard to get in Holland (and the weather is basically just too cold to wear shorts) and I keep seeing it on Tumblr.
Also I still want to have some different kind of shorts, like the dip dye ones.
And because I’m officially a backpacker it’s the perfect clothing to wear: not too neat, but not too sloppy either. I don’t actually feel like a real backpacker yet, and that’s because I’m staying in nicely environments since I’m here (except for the hostel in Sydney, blugh). And what about you? Do you like the hipster fashion style?