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Remington: AIR 3D & Keratin Protect Straight Brush

22.05.2018

Hoi allemaal,

Voor het eerst eens een blogpost in het Nederlands… 😉
De voorbije weken testte ik voor jullie 2 toestellen van Remington uit: de Air 3D haardroger en de Keratin Protect Straight Brush.
Remington staat bekend als een toonaangevend merk in elektronische persoonlijke verzorgingsproducten. Ze streven ernaar om producten af te leveren die ook écht werken, en ook elke keer superieure resultaten opleveren.
Ik was dan ook zeer benieuwd.

Laat ik beginnen met de Air 3D.

Wat beloven ze? Dat de Air 3D nog krachtiger nog sneller en nog lichter is. Deze speciaal ontworpen föhn heeft een 3-delige luchtstroom die in de föhn samenkomt tot 1 krachtige luchtstroming, waardoor een hoog wattage niet langer nodig is. En zonder je zorgen te hoeven maken over beschadiging door hitte.

Wat vond ik ervan?
Eerst en vooral was ik aangenaam verrast door het mooie design van de haardroger! Het oog wil ook wat he! Altijd fijner om een mooi exemplaar op de badkamerkast te hebben liggen. De Air3D ligt heel licht en makkelijk in de hand! Hij is echt héél licht, omdat ze het zwaartepunt verplaatst hebben van de kop naar het handvat! Ikzelf gebruik geen opzetstukken, waardoor hij echt klein en compact is. Er zijn wel degelijk 3 opzetstukken bij: 2 voor gericht te brushen en 1 voor volume of krullen.
Hij geeft een krachtige, grote luchtstroom, maar blaast ook niet te fel. de eerste keren moest ik even wennen aan een nieuwe haardroger, maar dat is normaal volgens mij. Mijn haar is wel degelijk sneller droog! Het verschil is opmerkelijk!! Bij mij was het zelfs zo dat ik op tijd moest beginnen met het ‘glad brushen’ omdat mijn haar zo snel droogde. Waardoor ik eigenlijk wat te laat was, en er al wat meer slag in mijn haar zat. Maar nu weet ik exact hoe ik hem moet gebruiken. Ik ben er echt zeer tevreden over! Mijn haar is steeds mooi glad en niet pluizend! En zo heb ik het graag.
Hij zou ook meer natuurlijke glans aan je haar moeten geven, maar dat heb ik eigenlijk niet ondervonden… ik zag toch geen verschil met anders.
Maar dus voor mij méér dan geslaagd; deze AIR3D van Remington!!

En dan nu de Keratin Protect Straight Brush

Deze Keratin Protect Straight Brush is een verwarmde 2-in-1 styling borstel waarmee je je haar in enkele minuten op een gezonde manier stylet voor een natuurlijke uitstraling.
Dit beloven ze: De Keratin Protect Straight Brush is borstel en stijltang in één, speciaal ontworpen voor tijdbesparend stylen. Steil en stijlvol: bereik je unieke look in een handomdraai, zonder risico op beschadigingen.

Dit vond ik ervan:
Ik heb erg dik en heel veel haar, dus ik heb eerst mijn haar gedroogd met de Air3D zodat het niet meer nat was, want ik wist al dat het dan bij mij niet meer zou lukken, of veel te lang zou duren. Maar met handdoekdroog haar werkte deze Straight Brush perfect!! Mijn haren worden er zijdezacht en glanzend van. Ze pluizen niet.
De verwarmde keramische haren van de grote borstel, uitgevoerd in chique zachtgrijs en roségoud, zijn verrijkt zijn met keratine en amandelolie. Zo worden je haren met oliën verzorgd voor gezond en glanzend haar.
Met de 3 standen tot 230 ºC stem je de temperatuur precies af op je haartype, en het platte uiteinde is ontworpen om zo dicht mogelijk bij de haaraanzet te komen. Zo kan je ook wat meer volume creëren aan de haarinzet.
Voor mij is deze straight Brush een meerwaarde in mijn badkamer. Vooral omdat ik zoals ik al zei echt dik haar heb. Ik brush mijn haar eigenlijk uit tijdens het drogen. maar de onderste haarpartij blijft soms lang een beetje vochtig en krijgt daarom alsnog een ‘slag’. Met deze brush kan ik dat snel oplossen: ik kan met deze Brush onder mijn haar, echt dicht tegen mijn nek komen, zonder dat het te warm wordt.

Beide toestellen zijn te koop bij oa. MediaMarkt, Krëfel en Vanden Borre.
Richtprijs:

AIR3D: €199, 99
Straight Brush: €59,99

Wat is jullie favoriete haar-styling apparaat??
Laat het me zeker weten!

Veel Liefs
Lena
xxx

Fashion Lifestyle

SUN 68: blue pink comfy look

08.04.2018

Hi sweeties,

Now that spring has definitely arrived, it’s time for a new blogpost.
A new look from SUN68.
SUN68 is an Italian casual-wear brand, dedicated to designing clothes with particular attention to details and research in materials.

You all now me as a women who loves to wear girly dresses & skirts or pants.
But I also love to wear comfy pants! The ones that are more like jogging pants or sweat pants…
As you know, I’m a mother of three boys. And these kind of pants are so lovely to wear in my busy life! I’m always running around! Cooking, cleaning, shopping, blogging, … never a dull moment! ;o))
But I want to show you that you don’t always have to combine them with a hoodie or a plain sweater. No!! Let me show how you can easily style the sweat pants very classy & stylish, thanks to SUN68.


As you can see, this comfy jogging pants, has a very nice and stylish cut. The wide and flared legs give this pants a lovely look.
As I don’t want it to be too much of a jogging/sports look, I combined it with a pink striped blouse, in soft colors and a flat collar. And then these awesome pink sneakers, they really are sooo comfortable! Right from the first fitting I felt: in these babies I won’t have any foot-pains!! If you look very carefully, you’ll see there’s a little glitter in it…
(girls run faster ;o))

BUT as we al know, in Belgium, the weather isn’t always this lovely… So I also have this cute blue jacket to go with this look.
This jacket feels like a jeans jacket. You can wear it very casually but also for a party! The nice details make it very special!!
It completes the look, and I’m ready to go.



I’m very satisfied with the quality of the clothes of SUN68. They fit perfectly, the fabrics are sturdy and of a high quality, the clothes keep their shape and color, and the shoes are TOP!!

What do you think of my SUN68 comfy look???
Let me know!

Lots of love,

lena

xxx

Lifestyle

Roomba 866 AKA our Rudy….

24.01.2018

Hi sweeties,

Time for a new blog post!
This time no beauty, fashion or outfits… Today I’d like to tell you if it all worked out between Rudy and me…. 😅😍
Those who follow my Instastories already know that we have a new roommate since a month or so… Rudy the automatic vacuum cleaner, the Roomba 866 from iRobot.


When they asked me a while ago to test this vacuuming robot and to share my experiences with you, I was really curious! I already heard about it several times but I had never seen one. I also didn’t see it in action yet.
When our new friend arrived at our house, my boys and I wanted to give him a name, and together we chose the name Rudy. First I read all related information thoroughly and then we could start…


Rudy spent the first week in the kitchen. We have a large kitchen, with a very large table and 10 chairs around it. You can pre-program the Roomba/Rudy to start at a certain day and time, but we chose to turn it on whenever we felt it was necessary. Usually I did this while I was relaxing in my chair during the evening. The only annoying aspect was that we had to put all the chairs up on the table, so that he could do his work smoothly and thoroughly. AND they all had to be put down again afterwards… But ‘Rudy’ does his job thoroughly!! He goes around all obstacles really nicely, and only bumps into things softly. So no broken pieces!
But after a week I still felt that raising all the chairs was a hassle, so I found myself vacuuming with the regular vacuum cleaner again…
So we moved Rudy upstairs… and that was a hit!
Because we are a family of 5, and the bathroom is used on a daily basis by everyone, vacuuming is often necessary here.
So every morning, when everyone has left for work or school, I open all doors, remove all the bath mats, and Rudy starts! He vacuums the entire first floor, and afterwards he turns back to his recharging station. Something that’s also really great: Rudy detects when he comes close to the edge of the stairs, and he won’t go any further. He’ll never fall off the stairs!
And then, when I come home, the entire upper floor is vacuumed and I can quickly put the mats back in place!


The nicest thing about Rudy?? While he is vacuuming, I can finally sit down for a coffee. Or I can free up some time for my e-mails and my blog…
It gives me some breathing space from being a busy mother, some time to do something else!

So yes… the love for Rudy is big at our house! He can stay a member of our family, and hopefully he’ll give us plenty of time to do other fun things… Thanks to all of his work we get some free time instead of spending it vacuuming!

And… Would Rudy be welcome at your house?

Lots of love

Lena

xxx

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Beauty Lifestyle

Some ME time with Planet Parfum & Decléor.

04.01.2018

Hi sweeties,

This will be the first blogpost of the New Year… So let me start by wishing you all a lovely 2018!! 💫

One of my good intentions for the new year is more joy, less stress… And let me tell you that the year started great! After all the holidays, all the diners, and all the busy moments, I really could use a little break… some ME TIME!

So a few days ago, I was invited to the Planet Parfum Institute in Antwerp for a Decléor Aromassage beauty treatment…
And yes, I enjoyed every minute of it. And I was so relaxed afterwards!


It was a warm welcome in the Planet Parfum Institute. They told me everything about Decléor’s products. Decléor only works with natural ingredients, essential and botanical oils. They smell so lovely! I’m loving these products already!!

In a warm and cosy room my treatment started with a facial cleaning & massage. Some relaxing music made me feel very comfy and relaxed.
After that, I had a back massage and an aroma pressure point massage. The essential oil had an aroma so lovely that it left me totally zen!
But the best thing was yet to come: the facial massage, also with aroma pressure… The best I’ve ever had! Followed by a cleaning mask composed by the beautician using only natural products.
A good serum and a day care cream ended this lovely treatment….



Are you also a little tired?
Could you also use some ME TIME?
Do you also need a little break?

Well… Then I have some good news!! Thanks to Planet Parfum, I can make one of you very happy with the same beauty treatment!! (Aromassage) in the Planet Parfum Beauty Institute of your choice!
Are you in? Then head over to my Instagram page @looksoflena, search for this picture, and follow all the steps! Good luck everybody!!
Meanwhile, If you can’t wait to have this lovely me time too, you can easily make an appointment on the Planet Parfum website!! Don’t hesitate! I promise you: You’ll never have felt so relaxed!!

Lots of love,

Lena

xxx

 

 

Fashion Lifestyle

Hunkemöller – Pretty lingerie

16.10.2017

Hi sweeties,

I’m very proud to announce you that I have been nominated for the Hunkemöller Blogger Awards, category: Lingerie…
Please read my blog post below and if you like it, vote for me on the Hunkemöller site. (in the category LINGERIE #4)
Hunkemöller Blogger Awards

 

All of us ladies, we all like pretty lingerie, don’t we?? My favorite shop for the prettiest lingerie sets is Hunkemöller.
I have a Hunkemöller shop nearby so that’s pretty seductive…

What do you think of this new lingerie set?
I fell in love with the beautiful blue-grey color. It’s perfect for the fall and the upcoming winter. So in love with the fine lace and the pretty details. Did you spot the cute little light blue bow ties??
Hunkemöller has many shops all over Belgium, but they also have a perfect website! You can order your favorite items and they deliver them at home, in a beautiful box, wrapped in lovely silk paper… a present for yourself!!
Because I don’t have such a big bosom, I prefer my bras to have filled cups. That gives me a better feeling and makes me more confident.
And isn’t that something we all want?? For me, the perfect lingerie is the first step towards more self confidence. When I wear a lovely lingerie set like this, I already feel a lot prettier.

I think it’s really important to choose the right lingerie underneath your outfit. It can make your outfit just that little bit better because your bosom and butt will look at their best!
During these fall days I love to wear just the pretty lingerie underneath a big soft knitted sweater, like the pink one in the picture… it really fits so well with the colors of this lingerie set.

Go visit the website of Hunkemöller, and pick out your favorite lingerie set…
Sooo many lovely choices!! I’m curious which color & style you prefer.

Lots of love,

Lena
xxx

P.S. Don’t forget to vote for me on the Hunkemöller website. 😘
(in the category LINGERIE #4)
Hunkemöller Blogger Awards

Fashion Lifestyle

Soft grey look – Repeat Cashmere

17.09.2017

Hello there sweeties!

So happy to show you this new look for fall! In collaboration with Repeat Cashmere.
I received this oh so soft grey cashmere cardigan… I can’t tell you how happy I was when I found it in my mailbox… Love at first sight!
You know, I’m not a jacket lover in the winter, I’d rather wear a cosy cardigan like this one. It will definitely be my favorite the upcoming fall months!

Let’s take a look at how I styled it…

A few weeks ago I already bought this cute little grey hat at H&M… and it turned out to be a perfect match with the grey cardigan! It’s makes the look a little bit more stylish… I love it!!
A white blouse and black pants complete this look. But I didn’t want it to be too ‘old’ or ‘stiff’… So I added my cool boots… ;o))
And that turned out to be perfect finishing touch!

A little surprise for you: You can get a 15% discount for your first order at www.repeatcashmere.com, just click on this link.

Do you love this look as much as I do?? let me know!!

Lots of love,

Lena
xxx

Soft grey cardigan: Repeat Cashmere
Hat: H&M
Watch: Cluse (Promo code 15%: LOOKSOFLENA15)
Boots: Jessica Buurman

 

 

 

 

 

Food Lifestyle

Joy of Matcha

04.08.2017

Hello sweeties,

After a holiday of 4 weeks, I finally found the time for a new blogpost… all about Matcha Tea 🌱💚 from Joy of Matcha.

A long standing tradition of Japanese culture, Matcha Green Tea is the highest quality powdered green tea available.
It’s one of the most powerful super foods on the market today: it’s high in antioxidants, enhances calmness, boosts your concentration, boosts your energy, burns calories, detoxifies the body, …

So you can see it has a lot of healthy benefits… but is it also tasty? I’ve tested this Joy of Matcha 💚
First I made a Matcha green tea:
Add 1 spoon of powder with your special bamboo stick …


A little bit of hot water (not boiling) to dissolve the powder… and then the rest (60-80ml)


Now start whisking with your special bamboo whisker, in a W or M shape to get a soft and silky foam.


Mmmm Matcha Green Tea… I was a little afraid of the taste in the beginning, but I have to say that I like it! It tastes like a strong green tea. You can add a little bit of sugar but that is not necessary.
I also tried to make a Matcha LATTE and I have to admit that it was even better!!


I used the milk creamer of my Nespresso machine to ad some whipped milk.


Really delicious! 😋🌱

Have you ever tasted a Matcha Green Tea or a Matcha Latte??
You can make your own with Joy of Matcha 💚

Lots of Love,

Lena

xxx

 

 

Fashion Lifestyle

My cute little bag from Détail.

20.06.2017

Hello sweeties! Time for a new blog post… about this cute little bag from Détail.

Détail is a Belgian fashion brand of jewellery and accessories. Every “détail” is designed in Belgium and is made by hand in India.
They want to offer you an “honest” and “unique” product, made with natural materials (gemstones, leather, silk, silver wood…)
The lovely bags are 100% fairtrade, 100% fairfashion and 100% handmade: each bag looks different on the inside…

I’ve chosen this little ecru/gold bag, and i LOVE it!! It’s perfect for summer and all my summer outfits!
You can wear it like me… but you can also wear it over one shoulder, as a clutch, or around your waist.
There’s just enough room for my wallet, my Iphone, my lipstick and my sunglasses!! 

Let’s take a look at some pictures with my cute little Détail bag…

Trousers: Lady Like Fashion

 

Skirt, shirt and sneakers: JMode Shoes and hypes
Watch: Daniel Wellington
Ring: Robzilla

Let me know if you like it and leave me a comment!

lots of LOVE,

Lena

xxx

Fashion Lifestyle

Opel meets fashion!

05.06.2017

Hi sweeties,

A new blogpost about my wonderful Saturday evening at the Antwerp Fashion show 2017, thanks to OPEL Belgium!

What an evening!! Last Saturday 03/06 OPEL invited me and my friend to the Antwerp fashion show… and they did it in great STYLE 

We were picked up by Opel’s NEW INSIGNIA… and they drove us to the event.
Outside the event, we were introduced to their new car CROSSLAND X….

What a lovely, hip and trendy car!! Love it!
This car is for everybody! But maybe a little more for all modern, independent women who dare to enjoy the good things in LIFE… a nice cup of coffee, taking good care of herself (mentally and physically), taking some time off in nature….

Maybe you’re asking yourself: What’s the link between a car and fashion??
It’s the design process! Designing a car is very similar to creating a fashion collection!
The new CROSSLAND X was co-designed by the Belgian Thibaut Doneux.

I was excited for this event… What was I going to wear???
This was my outfit for that evening….

A midi floral skirt from ZARA!
I combined it with a simple white shirt and a pair af white Adidas sneakers, and my pink FURLA bag… What do you think of it???
(I have gotten many compliments about it that evening… )

We had some VIP tickets for the event… so there was finger food and drinks, and some yummy desert!!
And I also met an Instagram friend Dorien… So nice to finally meet her and her boyfriend!! We had a lovely evening!!

And then the FASHION SHOW…. It was AWESOME!!! So many talented fashion designers of the future!! I really enjoyed every minute of the show!! 
Let’s take a look at some pictures of my lovely night out….

What a great time we had… Thank you OPEL for having us!!

Hope you all enjoyed the pictures of this event, and my outfit of that evening… 

Lots of LOVE,

Lena

xxx

Fashion Lifestyle

Maasmechelen Village

17.04.2017

Hello sweeties!

This Easter weekend I had the wonderful opportunity to visit Maasmechelen Village with my family! 
And we enjoyed every minute off it!
I did some shopping (off course ;o)), there was a delicious chocolate workshop, my little boy hunted a golden Easter Egg, we had a yummie diner and we slept in a wonderful hotel!! 


Let’s take a look at my adventures …

Maasmechelen Village was decorated so lovely, spring and Easter were everywhere!!

Let the hunt for the Golden Egg begin…


Let’s hope we’re gonna WIN this!!!!! 

What did I shop???

This LEVIS Tshirt…

A Liu-Jo jeans with patched Flowers… and…

a little dream… a real FURLA bag!!!!  So happy with it!!! I chose this old pink one… Instand love!!!

Some shopping gives a girl instant happiness and JOY!!! 

We spend the night at this lovely hotel : Terhills. All luxe and comfort, a stunning building, a big room for all 5 of us, and in the morning a delicious breakfast!!



Maasmechelen Village you were AWESOME… Something extraordinary every day… indeed!
We had a lovely weekend full of LOVE, JOY and Quality time! 

See you soon Maasmechelen Village, we’ll be back!!

Lots of love,

Lena

xxx