All posts tagged: travel

Amsterdam (and a shameless bit of self plugging)

LeenLovesStyle is not in the office today! I’m in Amsterdam for a day of press presentations, long awaited catching up with sweet friends, some delicious food and a quick spot of shopping (when in Rome… ) If you want to know what I’m up to, get sneak peeks of the newest collections and just see what I’m up to all day, keep an eye on my Instagram account or add me on Snapchat (@leenlovesstyle ;)). If you have any recommendations on food, a great coffee place or shopping in Amsterdam, I’d love to read them! Lots of love from Amsterdam!!

Red face fixers

I admit, sometimes I don’t even practice what I preach (bad beauty blogger here!) and stay too long in the sunshine without topping up my SPF. This usually involves a sunny afternoon, friends and a few glasses of sangria… Result, a face with a terrible sunburn, cheeks as red as a first-class lobster and so painful I cannot even think about opening and closing my mouth. Unfortunately the Spanish sun did a number on my face during our holiday this month, and these two were the only ones that kept my skin from itching, hurting and burning. Shortly put, happy face, happy me! Better safe than sorry, but in case you’re suffering from a nasty sunburn, here’s what I tried. After a gentle cleansing with the La Roche Posay Rosaliac Micellar Make Up Removal Gel, I apply a really thick layer of the Avène Soothing Moisture Mask. This little tube has been my best friend ver since I bought my first one about three years. A whole lot of calming and hydrating goodness, and my …

Leen Travels – An Even Lighter Body Care Menu

Yesterday you could read all about me being proud of myself for packing only the skincare essentials (major over-packer here!), but the rest of the toiletries proved to be even more difficult. Not wanting to lugg around a different set of toiletries for everyone, I chose multifunctional over fancy personal preferences, and went for the troupers that work for Mr B, the little ones and me. The Avène XeraCalm Lipid-Replenishing Cleansing Oil  is the one all rounder that works for everyone in the LeenLovesStyle household. Soft and gentle enough for me and Little Miss C yet thorough enough to get a kid clean after a day outside. Hair is covered by good old Nivea, with a little touch of Aussie for me, I’m taking the 3 Minute Miracle Reconstruction Mask to fix that dried out pool / sun hair situation.  After showering, a lick of  the La Roche-Posay Lipikar Balm AP+ does wonders for all of us, from Little Miss C’s atopic skin to Mr B’s man’s legs. Also coming on this trip is the …

Leen Travels – A Light Skincare Menu

Aaaaand we’re off! A week-long break, a little R & R before the summer rush! The only problem here? Those kids take up a lot of space leaving only a slither of trolley and toilet bag space for mummy, and yours truly does not know how to travel lightly… Leen + no options = not a match made in heaven. That does not mean I don’t want to try, and with just a little make up bag and the type of holiday in mind, I pared it down the bare essentials. But boy, downsizing is bloody difficult! A good cleanser is indispensable, so the Ren Rosa Centifolia Hot Cloth was the first to make the cut. A solid, no frills cleanser that can tackle every layer of make up or sunscreen, but is extremely gentle on my skin as well. Multitasking is key here, so that’s why the Pure Lavender Hydrolat Toner is also coming with me. A firm staple of mine since the first spritz (want to know why I love it so much? Check …

Wishlist Wednesday – Lipault – Travelling has never been this colourful

I’m counting down the days to a little week-long break in two days, and packing my bags has taught me one sad lesson: All of my suitcases, bags and trolleys are old, in need of replacement and above all, a dullingly boring black! So much for travelling in style. Looking for a splash of colour to take with me to La Douce France (or anywhere else… wanderlust taking over), I stumbled across the newest collection from Lipault. A jolt of electric neon yellow screamed from across my screen, and I knew instantly that this was the stuff my suitcase and trolley dreams were made of! Now, would I be able to get my hands on this beauty before Friday?

Deze maand in je koffer – overal stylish naartoe dankzij Esprit

Dat ik van mode hou is geen geheim! En dat ik een voorliefde heb voor Esprit kon je ook al afleiden uit een voorgaand artikel (of de grote aanwezigheid in mijn kleerkast). Vroeger waren het misschien wel eerder ouderwetsere en ietwat saaie kleren met een stoffige look, maar de laatste tijd zijn ze voor mij bang on trend! Fashionable, draagbaar en betaalbaar (vooral dat laatste is muy importante!) Vanaf Januari 2013 komen ze op de markt met een nieuw concept, en al zeg ik het zelf, I like it! Reeds tijdens hun modeshow van vorige herfst werd dit concept in de kijker geplaatst. Hiervoor werden, in plaats van de gebruikelijke presentatie op een catwalk, verschillende steden uitgekozen en daar telkens een mini collectie rond opgebouwd. Parijs, Bangkok, New York, Ibiza, elk een stad met een eigen sfeer, een eigen cultuur en een eigen stijl. Van luxe oorden naar zomerfestivals, een hele dag slenteren in de grootste steden op aarde of een dagje heerlijk relaxen in een beach resort, de Esprit vrouw doet het allemaal met evenveel stijl. …