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UPDATE|PLUS 2 NEW VIDEOS.

Hi There Love,

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.

Update//.

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.

Please don’t forget to LIKE, COMMENT, SUBSCRIBE & SHARE!

 

 

Love always,

Sue-Jeen

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ESTEE LAUDER DOUBLE WEAR FOUNDATION | REVIEW + DEMO

NEW CONTENT!

Hi There Beautiful,

I have a new upload! A new #YouTubeVideo showing you my review and demo of the Estée Lauder Double Wear Makeup. Click below to check it out. But for now I will tell you that you must watch it to see what I think.

Estée Lauder Double Wear – Stay-in Place Makeup Claims

This is a long list of keys that this makeup claims to achieve. And I can tell you it does!

  • Stays-in place
  • Long lasting
  • Light weight
  • 15hrs (even in humidity)
  • Smudge proof
  • Oil free
  • Fragrance free
  • Non-acnegenic (formula is less likely to cause acne or make it worst)
  • Dermatologist + ophthalmologist tested

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Have you tried out this foundation? & what are your thoughts?

Love always!

ROOTS PR – PRESS EVENT |Bloggers, Vloggers & Influencers

Hi Loves,

On Sunday I attended the ROOTS PR – Press Event for Bloggers, Vloggers and Influencers. This was an event that was held at a warm venue in Amsterdam and in attendance was some of the best coloured Blogger, Vloggers and Influencers in the Netherlands. It was a great experience getting to meet some of beautiful people I have been following and never met in person some of them include the following J’adoreMyCurls,  This Girl’s Black Book and Black Loves Gold.

During this event 3 workshops were held; ‘How to earn money with your Blog’ followed by ‘From Blog to Vlog’ and then SEO (Search Engine Optimisation)’ . Each of the workshops was conducted by experts in the area and they shared a lot of valuable information. I made sure and took notes and marked down all important information shared.

One of the main points that I took from these workshops and the event itself is that it is important to stand strong in what I share on my blog and in vlogs. It was also shared that networking and connecting with likeminded Bloggers and Vlogger. And that it is not about me wanting to be found but more about the fact of finding the target group. Overall I must say that the event was a success and I am looking forward to what is to come in the near. And then not forgetting the goodie bag we received at the end of the event… It was great! SOoOoOo many different hair, skin care and beauty products. This was one of the best goodie bags I have received at any event and will be doing reviews on the products I received.

Below I have added some images that I took during the day!

Enjoy!

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Amazing Red Velvet Cake – Sharlasbakery.nl

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Treats – sharlasbakery.nl

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Mini Cupcakes – sharlasbakery.nl

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Fruits

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Stand – Juiciety

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Healthy & Tasty – Juiciety

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Slide in one of the workshops – By Dalida Moharram

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Treats!

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Snacks

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Love Always,

Sue-Jeen

Tropical Summer Vacation|Vlog 3

Hi!!

I know, I know….it has a month since I am back from vacation & I am only now uploading my last Vlog of my Tropical Summer Vacation. But life happened and I was not feeling motivated to upload anything. During my vacation the time it took to upload really turned me off. I mean do you think 3 days to upload one little video is normal? (LOL)

Anyway, in this my new video I share some beautiful scenery from the islands Saba and St.Maarten. I must say I dearly miss the clear blue skies 🙁 Oh well I have these videos to look back on the moments I had.

Enjoy! & if you have any questions do not hesitate to ask 🙂

 

Love always.

Sue-Jeen

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Tropical Summer Vacation | Saba

My Tropical Summer Vacation is coming to an end soon…

Since I have been on Saba I haven’t been blogging as frequently as I would have liked. This is because I was having a great time with family and friends. I know this is no excuse but I am finally here! For this week I plan on uploading a new blog post every day. The blog post will be about different activities/the daily life on Saba. Seeing that Saba is not so widely known I thought I would share a few fun facts about the island.

Saba Fun Facts

  • Location: Latitude – 17.38 North ~ Longitude – 63.13 West in the northeastern Caribbean Sea.
  • Population: About 1,400.
  • The island surface = 13 square kilometres (5 square miles).
  • Also known as “The Unspoiled Queen”.
  • Great for Hiking & Diving.
  • Only one airline lands on the island. (Windward Island Airways)

Saba is so unique, to the point that it does not always show up on the map. (Amazing right?!) This is a great point but is also a bit of a down fall. Saba has so much to offer to its inhabitants as well as visitors. It is a very small island that is surrounded by endless ocean.

A few weeks ago I went on a day trip with the Dawn II (The Saba Ferry) to St.Maarten. In St.Maarten is where most people from Saba shops for different wholesale/retail daily needs. While on the island for the day I decided to shop for some cosmetics because during my stay on Saba I am doing different people’s makes-up. I got so much new goodies and was extremely contented with them.

It was my first time in a long time being on a boat. But I am so thankful that I took some sea sick tablets before going on board they helped me feel so much better. Two tips I have for anyone that are going on board the boat/ferry is to take sea sick pills before and to keep your head up and do not look down.;) (you will thank me later!) The boat ride to St.Maarten is about an hour and forty five minutes.

Well this is the end of my first blog post. Until the next one, tomorrow 🙂

Enjoy the pictures!

& leave a comment if you wan to know more about the island or a picture. 🙂

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Flag of St.Maarten

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Arriving back to Saba

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Before arriving to Saba after the day trip.

GRWM | Simple Summer Look

Since I am on vacation now I thought it would be a good idea to share with you my Summer go to make-up look. One of the most important things to use in the summer before applying makeup is primer. However, sometimes that great primer itself doesn’t always help with the heat on the islands.

In this new video I share with you my Simple Summer Make-Up Look. This look is simple but the combination of the bright lipstick, Heroine (Matte) from Mac Cosmetics it makes it extremely summer appropriate.

 

 

Products Used:

Maybelline Fit Me (Matte + Poreless) – 355 Coconut

Jordana Forever Flawless – 108 Warm Amber

Mac Pro Longwear Concealer *(can’t see the shade number)

Sulfoderm Loose Powder

Sleek Face Contour Kit – Dark

Milani Baked Powder Blush – 07 Fantastico Mauve

Mac Cosmetics Lipstick – Heroine (Matte)

Mac Cosmetics Lip Pencil – Current

L’oreal Telescopic – Black

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Love Always!

 

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INGLOT Curaçao

This is a post that was supposed to be posted about two weeks ago, Opess….

Let’s just get right to it! The day after arriving on Curaçao I went out with my Mother & Aunt to do some shopping. My favourite items to shop for out of the Netherlands are always beauty and cosmetics. I feel that the selection we have back in the Netherlands is not always as large. & I love trying out new brands!

About three years ago I visited the INGLOT branch in Curaçao and bought a white eyeliner. I was happy with the purchase but since then I did not try anything from them. This time I wanted to try and get my hands on some dramatic and sultry eyelashes. But that did not happen because they were all out of the ones that I wanted 🙁 But I thought *hmmmm, why not try something different*.

Soooooo I then found these beautiful blue feather lashes and said “YES, I need those!”

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The lady that owns the shop was so nice and showed me this amazing Mattifying Pressed Powder. This Powder is amazing & everyone who wears makeup while in sunny/hot places needs this. This powder should be used on top of your make-up. It helps to block out all the oils that forms during the day.

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I also got his new pigment eye shadow that has a beautiful undertone. I did some research and found out that it is perspiration resistant, contains vitamin E, and is talc-free. Adding to that most AMC pigments are mostly having a matte base combined with glitter or shimmer. This pure pigment eye shadow has a stunning pink and orange duo undertone.

  • AMC (Advanced Makeup Components) | Pure Pigment Eye Shadow

 

 

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While in Curaçao and looking to purchase some new make-up items? Pass by the INGLOT Curaçao and get your hands on some amazing and affordable make-up! 

|Address|

Blanche Corporation

Hanchi Snoa 23

Willemstad, Curaçao

 

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Love always,

Sue-Jeen

 

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Dinah Veeris Botanical & Historical Garden|Curaçao

Yesterday my aunt and uncle took me to visit the Dinah Veeris Botanical & Historical Garden here on Curaçao. It is a places that is full of information on different plants and items that were used in the olden days. At the botanical and historical garden it is also possible to purchase coconut oil, sorrel jam and even herbal teas. All of these things are specially made in house by Dinah Veeris.

Upon entering into the garden there is a sign that reads the following below:

Papiamento version| “Tambe den e yerda berde mi a duna bo tur kos.” Genesis 9:3

English version |”And as I gave you the green plants, I gave you everything.” Genesis 9:3

This symbolises how everything on this earth was created with a meaning. Form almost each and every plant an oil can be extracted and used for different ailments and needs. For example coconut oil can be use to cook with, on the hair and even as a body oil. (just to mention some)

A small fee of 10 ANG  (Netherlands Antillean Guilder) can be paid for a walk in tour of the place, guided with a paper explanation. Or it is possible to join groups during the week, three times a day – Monday through Friday.

Seeing that we went on a Saturday we decided to just take a tour for ourselves and look at the garden. These were many plants that have great meanings along with house hold items that were used by those in the olden days.

I believe that anyone coming in search of knowing more about what the plants of the earth can offer use must go there. It is also quite interesting to see the household items that our grandparents and even parents used. The Botanical & Historical Garden that Dinah Veeris has is wonderfully up-kept and deserves a swing by once on Curaçao.

I took a few pictures while on my visit there. Here is a preview of images.

Until next time! 🙂

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Sign seen at the garden!

Seen upon arriving at the garden!

Seen upon arriving at the garden!

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Tropical Summer Vacation | VLOG 1

Hi Loves!

As promised in my post before here is a YT video on my trip from the Netherlands to Curaçao. In this video I share with you my departure and arrival! I will be sharing pictures and different updates on my social media!

Don’t forget to follow me there!

Watch my video here & don’t forget to Subscribe!

 

Love always,

– Sue-Jeen

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Made it to Curaçao.

Hi there,

Finally I am able to make a blog post…

Since arriving here I have been up and down, round and round! Busy with my family and friends.

I arrived safely in Curaçao, last week Thursday. My flight was scheduled to leave Amsterdam Airport Schiphol at 10:00 a.m. however, it was delayed by about 1 hour and 15 minutes. The airline I flew here with was KLM and like always I loved flying with them. The flight was smooth and the service onboard was perfect as usual.

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Photo before leaving the Netherlands…

After passing through all the security checks I made my way to look around and then decided to get something from Starbucks. The chia tea latte was the perfect combination to go along with two homemade sandwiches I brought along.

Some pictures of shops pass the security points…

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The one thing when traveling with KLM is that you do not have to worry about being hungry or thirsty. They are always coming around with water, snacks and meals to keep you contented and hydrated. I took some pictures of my snacks and meals.

After being in the air we first got some nuts and water as an ‘Arrival Snack’, then after departure my 1st meal choice was the Pasta Arrabbiata! (I enjoyed it)  Later on we got a ‘Movie Snack’ it was ice-cream and water. (Who doesn’t like ice-cream?) Then the 2nd meal before landing was a light hot meal called Bella Italia. (Yummy) I was super happy with the meal selection and the quality of the food. I must add to it that the presentation of each tray is very fitting to the KLM house-style.

 

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I also love the fact that you can track the flight and see your exact location. The picture below was taken when the airplane was close to arriving in Curaçao.

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The feeling of landing in Curaçao is always great, flying over the smashing blue waves and colourful houses is an incredible feeling. This island is one of my many homes away from home, so I am grateful that I can spend a few days with family and friends here on Curaçao.

On the airport present to pick me up was my Aunt along with my Mother. My mother was also ‘toevallig’ by chance also here on a business trip and was able to see me arrive as well. It is a great feeling to be here! I will be collecting some video footage along with picture of the island and sharing that.

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Curaçao International Airport (Hato)

 

A short Vlog will be on my YouTube channel by tomorrow.

Don’t forget to follow me on Instagram (@SJs_Obsessions) for tropical pictures & on SnapChat (@SJObsessions) for instant video & picture updates.

Love always,

Sue-Jeen