My updated Wash & Go that I have been using this winter. Even though it is much colder I still like to do a Wash & Go routine, I have been also reaching for the Mixed Chicks Leave-In Conditioner as my preferred styler and sealing in the moisture with only some Liquid Gold HairButter from Sheado. My hair has been reacting very well to this combination. I think my recent hair cut has a lot to do with my curls and products doing well in my hair. My hair was shaped at the SheaDo salon in The Hague. I loved the end result because my hair was in dire need of a trim.
I have been on the down low for a few weeks now. That is because I have been feeling so low mentally and then being hit with a flu that lasted about 1 month (ughh). I am currently still a bit stuffy but my energy levels have risen so much. Mental issues are just not talked about and seem to be a bit taboo. No one talks about it or even if they do, don’t know how to address the topic. However, I have been seeking help and what I have learned is that I need to keep myself busy with people and things. For the past few weeks even though I have been feeling very ill with the flu and a bit down I started doing more stuff with friends and trying to stay a bit busy. Not always does it work out but for the most part I have been so much more contented!
Not to just create this entire blog post about my mental issues but also about what I have been up to and what’s on my mind. For the past weeks it has been very entertaining to be cooking, trying out new foods and meeting up with friends for drinks or just to catch up. Like just last-night I went out to have typical Eritrean/Ethiopian food and it was very tasty. I inserted some pictures below so you can see what I ate, on the side we had exotic beer called Mongozo and got the coconut and mango flavours. They were amazing, nothing like your typical beer!
For the coming weeks I want to finish editing my London Haul which I filmed after I came back from London. Sharing so many new goodies I got myself while I was there. And also a fast make-up look that I filmed last night before going out. There is so many ideas I have but I just need to stop deliberating, get off my lazy butt and DO IT! Until the next post which I hope will not be too far from now….
& a few pictures! About a week ago I officially GRADUATED! But as we speak I am currently sitting on the couch very sick with the flu. I am so sick that I decided to stay at home from work because I am too ill and just need some rest.
Last week Wednesday the day before my graduation after finishing work I was supposed to have dinner with colleagues and friends. After leaving work with three of my colleagues walking to my friends house who came all the way from doing her internship in London just to be here in the Netherlands for my graduation. Once there I knocking on the door…& boom it turned out to be a surprise party! Super sweet of her she organised the whole surprise by herself. I was super surprised and it was a truly enjoyable evening. I definitely felt the love.
My graduation day which took place last week Thursday actually turned out to be more official and nicer than I originally thought. It started with a formal talk by the coordinator of the program and then individually we were called up. After being called up and taking a sit a personal quote about our study at Inholland and picture was up on the screen, while mentors or lecturers gave a little speech about us individually (this made me and I believe every graduate feel special.) Once that was over it was back to the formal signing of the diploma and pictures of course. Once the whole ceremony was over we made our way to have some refreshments and take group/class picture. It was a great experience and I am thankful I made.
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I am back with a little life update and to share with you two new videos that are new and live on my YouTube Channel.
It’s officially going to happen. I am graduating this Thursday from my bachelor study of International Communications Management. I should be extremely excited/happy/proud but honestly I am not… I don’t know if its because I have heard so long ago that I passed or that I am dealing with some extremely personal issues that I hope to share in the future or if I am just feeling anxious about what the future has to offer me. But no matter what I will make sure to be there on the day to collect my diploma. Today I am going into the city a bit earlier before work in search for an outfit for this special day and maybe that might just do the trick (honesty I doubt it).
I know that some are still wondering what I am up to career-wise and for now I still have my part-time job in retail at Zara and applying for jobs in the field of what I studied. I was a bit indecisive if I actually want to do that but come on that is where the money is and I did not ‘waste’ all of those years not to at least try the corporate/professional field out. On the side I am looking and planning to study something else in 2017…but you will just have to wait and see what that is.
Last week I came back from visiting a friend in London and I do have some amazing pictures and footage to share with you all beautiful followers. This blog post/video should be up on my channels by Friday this week. Stay tuned!
Have you also struggled with keeping your levels of positivity up? What do you do to keep them flowing?
The two new videos I have share can be seen below.
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The quality of achieving a level of performance which does not vary greatly in quality over time.
‘we know we have the ability at the club—what we need is consistency’
In the blogging/vlogging or online world in general the key to success is being CONSISTENT! Constantly posting, constantly sharing and constantly attracting attention… Making sure to keep the audience up-to-day with what is happening in your field. But then again in anything you dedicate yourself to you need consistency, RIGHT?!!
Hold up, I wanna make this personal so the focus in my case is my daily life (part-time job), blogging and vlogging. & let’s be honest I am not being consistent. In my day-to-day life I am on top of what is going on and tasks that need to be carried out. I like to think of myself as a perfect planner and always using my agenda to structure and follow the days/weeks ahead. Writing down my work schedule and times when I have special events. I always say if I don’t write it down in my agenda then it ain’t happening! (lol)
But I can’t seem to get a hold of always uploading a video on Sunday and always a blog post on Wednesday for instance. So I came to the point where I am allowing myself to just keep Wednesday and Sunday to the days that a blog post or a new YouTube video MUST be shared. And then if something extra is made it can be shared for Friday. It will be seen as a great plus and directly shared (Good idea, right?!)
Like the featured images says “Lack of consistency can bring on a lack of interest.” It doesn’t get more clear and true than that. Exactly the same thing I have noticed with my life however, I am slowly getting myself back up and onto the right way because living how I currently am I feel guilty. My reason for being guilty is that I have so much ideas, I write them down and I film footage but then something triggers something and then something terrible happens. NO INTEREST… No more are those days because I am sticking to my schedule and going to become someone/something because my blogging/vlogging is an adding value to me as person & I want to continue to inspire others. Even if it is only one person in my whole “career”.
So cheers to me making content & jumping back on the ball and being consistent. (Right after my iPhone gets fixed I will be back with some new #insta posts!
Check out the following link to my new video where shows you how I style my #BoxBraids. I have had these in for about one month and one week and for me that is quite some time. They have grown out so much but I share with you some very simple styles that I use to keep my hair in this protective style just a bit longer.
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I have some really good news to share, I passed my thesis defence! So that means that I am officially going to GRADUATE! Super cool & exciting, right?! I do find so myself!! Even though I am done with my Bachelor study, I am looking forward to starting something new 😉 ( I will share in the future) Currently I have my part-time job at Zara and seeing that I will not have to stress with school stuff anymore, I can now get back to Blogging & Vlogging. On my free days I am now going to dedicate them to being keeping myself busy with the things I love. [Creating content of course] I am extremely looking forward to what is to come. 😀
So starting off on a good note I created a make-up tutorial in collaboration with CocooAndCurls. We decided to do a make-up look which included something green. Below is the video of what I put together, a make-up look which included a POP of green in the waterline. This went live on Sunday, so check out the video below & don’f forge to give it a thumbs-up. For Cocoo’s video just have a quick look in the description box!
Back to my blog after so long! I have been having the worst schedule ever. With work times and then planing to do activities or even just being sick with the flue on my off days has been taking all my time. But last week I filmed a video with a fellow Saban (ex)student, Solange who is also living here in the Netherlands and we shared our experience as students in the Netherlands. Of course us being small island girls who came to this big county to study you can already guess that we have a lot to share. So making it even more interesting and instead of write it all out we had a conversation/discussion and got it all filmed and edited into a video which is more interesting, right?! With out writing more below you can find the link to the YouTube video.
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Are you staying in the Netherlands after finishing your studies? But you only went there to study! Aren’t you suppose to be giving back to the island? And your family back home in Saba? Why are you investing so much with your new starter home?
I get those remarks very frequently when I tell people that I am staying in the Netherlands after finishing my study this year. After moving here in 2011 I literally found myself! I found out more about things I am interested in and even my VOICE. It could be that it is just natural to find yourself when you are around 20 years old but after moving here and experiencing life I truly am grateful for making the move to the Netherlands. It has taught me a lot about being organised, punctual and just standing strong in your shoes. The culture here is totally different to back home “Caribbean Style“.
There are some who feel the need to be on the island/county that they originally came from after studying to give back. To give back I mean like literally doing something to show appreciation to the island. In my situation I feel like I am giving back to the island in my own way by staying away for a while. Sounds harsh?! I don’t think so because I am on my own journey to discovering myself, becoming more positive and just loving ME. & I don’t think that me being on the island will help. For some they might argue that I can also learn more about myself and develop being back home. But personally when I look back at when I was there I felt like did not have a voice, maybe because I was only ‘little Sue-Jeen’. But trust me now no one can tell me what to do or just walk over me and do as they please! In my short life there has been some things that I have went through and I promised myself to never be that way. I am going to continue to love and value myself.
When the time is right I will move back home & I will find a way to physically give back to my lovely little island SABA! But for now the Netherlands will be home and I will continue on my journey of finding and loving me! It hurts to be away from family and friends that I hold dear but for now I think that they also understand it is my life and that I am building upon it.
Really and truly I do not know if this is the place is for me to be for the rest of my life. But for now it is perfect & I feel right at home. 🙂
Did you also have huge life changing decisions to make after finishing your studies abroad? What did you choose to do & why? I would love to hear your story, so leave a comment down below!
With having my personal blog I feel like I should also be able to talk about other topics which are not only fashion, beauty or hair related. I want to add the flare of my personal life, maybe things I feel or have learned along the way. & this will be my first personal post, I hope you get something out of it.
WHAT IS CURRENTLY GOING ON!
I am now going through the process of almost finishing my bachelor degree in International Communication Management…(very broad right?!) & am I feeling the “pressure” of WHAT’S NEXT! But I am not letting it get to me, well at least trying. (Which is a little difficult) Life is changing and I am going from being a little girl who has no responsibilities to an adult that has it all. There is so much that I now have to take into consideration, do I continue studying?, do I wanna having a stable house?, do I wanna travel a little?, do I wanna get a proper job in the field where I just finished studying?, do I want to explore the things that I like first?, get a job in the field I actually like? THERE ARE JUST SO MANY QUESTIONS!
But I told myself to just follow what feels right at the time and let it flow….what is meant to be will be and if it is suppose to happen it will! I have definitely learned that in this last year! On the positive side I recently got myself my own young starters home which is amazing, I have myself a part-time job at Zara as a Sales Associate, my blog & YouTube channel and I am finishing school. 🙂 I feel like I have the basics to start my official “Adult-Life”! Some might think that ‘Ohhh being a Sales Associate does not do much because you have a bachelor degree’. However, I think that there are so many opportunities in Zara and around me, if I can get the change to grow in Zara itself it would be great & I mean HEY I also have a passion for fashion! What is also helping me stay focused and just flowing is when I look at others that are older & are just so unhappy or annoyed with the work that they do. I really do not want to be that type of person, with a regular 9-5 job at the age of 23 and just so annoyed by 30…
In the next few months I see myself learning more about myself. Working on becoming more positive about life and all its happenings. Building up this blogging/vlogging thing & becoming certified for doing make-up!
Have you/Are you also had this feeling I am having? & How did/are you deal with it?
I would love to hear more. Leave a comment below 🙂