Monthly Archives: March 2012

Sephora Illum Opening Date

Oke, yes in all my excitement I couldn’t accept not knowing when Sephora will open (and missing out on the first day, when all the samples are still untouched and I actually could test them on my face – if I wanted to go down that road). So I wrote Illum to ask when they would open..

Dear Janet.
Sephora is going to open in May. As soon as we know the date we will announce it on facebook. Have a nice weekend.

Best regards
ILLUM

CANT WAAAAAAAIT!!!!

With love,
-J

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Sephora in Copenhagen – Illum

(source: amagerskiltecenter)

I have this fascination for everything beauty and make-up especially. But the weird thing is to, to be fair, I pretty much wear my go-to makeup (mineral powder, blush, brow powder, and shitloads of mascara) 365 days a year.. But I still LOVE LOVE LOVE to buy make-up and I absolutely feel intensely glade when I just look at my makeup stash.

Here in Copenhagen they definitely like their organic make-up and while I don’t perse want parabenen and mineral oils in my make-up I also don’t really actively pursuit into finding that “green” holy grail. But next to that, event hough that Danish girls are not known for wearing a lot of make up, they have a LOT more brands than we have in normal stores in the Netherlands.

When moving to Denmark one thing that I really missed and looked forward to when travelling back to Holland, is Sephora. Even though in my opinion the knowledge most of the employees in the Dutch stores could be better (asin: after asking what a certain moisturizer would do, the salesperson would read out loud what the package stated.. Ya really think I didnt just do that myself?!) I just LOVE to swatch everything they have (on my hand that is, not on my face, you know there is poopies on that right?) and dream about buying them all… To put them all neatly into my stash.. To look at it..

So you can just imagine how I felt two days ago, after strolling through the city with the boyfriend when we passed Illum (the biggest departure store in Copenhagen I reckon) and I saw a rather familiar black and white striped pattern on their walls. Could it be? YES, it could fucking be! Sephora is coming to Denmark!!!! I literally released a little scream and grabbed onto the boyfriend to stay vertical! I unfortunately can’t find an actual openingsdate (but already start stalking the Illum facebook), but since they are quite far with the remodeling of the ground floor I expect I can go swatch myself some make up poopies, CANT WAIT!!

Sephora at Illum: Østergade 52, 1001 København K

With love,
-J

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Nikoi Island – Pictures Part II

Lovelies, had some more pictures that I wanted to share with you from Nikoi Island! Enjoy your Saturday :)

With love,
-J

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Nikoi Island – Pictures Part I





A bit later than expected, since last week has been crazy with travelling back home and working, the pictures of Nikoi! Looking at them makes me wanna take a plane back there again, it is SUCH a beautiful place it’s really more than you can comprehend! The boyfriend and I really didn’t do the island any justice with the rather crappy pictures we made! The new picture in the banner was also made at Nikoi 😀 I would really recommend this place for just some days of chilling – every watersport you can think of you can do over here, you have an amazing pool (with a view over the ocean), and the vila itself is worth staying “inside”. The thing the boyfriend and I liked a LOT is that they are really good in separate couples from guests with children! There’s a separate dining space for the kids and the island is big enough to never be bothered by them!

The weather has been amazing today overhere, so the boyfriend and I are gonna have a nice glas of sparklin anything outside now!

With love,
-J

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Master of Science in Finance & Investments

After 7 LONG years, I finally graduated!!! I feel extremely mixed about it, on the one hand I am ready to begin (or it actually already began) this new live with a nice job, some real money and just “the next thing”. But on the other hand, I loved going clubbing on thursday (the student night in the Netherlands), waking up whenever I wanted to (or at least decide whenever you want what you’ll do..), being a student in general was pretty awesome!

Now I have a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration and a Master of Science degree in Finance & Investments. This study enabled me to live in Singapore, Helsinki and Copenhagen. I want to say I learned a shit load, but I probably all forgot it the day after the exam (I know you’ve been there).

I got to know some of my best friends during my years at university, I got to learn a whole lot about business and finance, and I got to know a whole lot about myself – and isn’t that in the end the reason why people study?!

But guess I’ll be a fresh new student soon again! From the 2nd week of April I will start a Danish language course, luckily I made it to the second level (there are six levels in total, one level takes 12 weeks – do your math..)! So this whole homework liberty will only be for some days before diehard studying starts again!

With love,
-J

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