Where am I from?

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I was born in the Netherlands, my parents were born in Suriname but my ancestors were from India. But where is Suriname located and how did the Indians ever get to Suriname? That’s what I’m going to explain in this post.

What is Suriname?

Suriname is a small Caribbean country in South-America, right above Brasil. Suriname could be one of the few countries where different cultures live together, in peace. In fact, Suriname is the only country where a church, a mosque and synagogue are build next to each other.

Suriname is 4 times bigger than the Netherlands but its population is 28 times smaller than the population in the Netherlands, that’s because the majority of Suriname is covered with jungle (the Amazone). Most people live in the north, in particular Suriname’s capital: Paramaribo. Most of Suriname’s tourists are Dutch people but I think anyone in the world would love to see Suriname’s beauty. The mother tongue in Suriname is Dutch, which makes it easy for me (and many Dutch tourists) to communicate with the locals. But how comes the mother tongue in Suriname is Dutch?

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History

Suriname has a fierce and long history which isn’t easy to explain to people who have never heard of the country before, but I’ll try to explain it as simple as I can:

The Dutch settled their colonies in Suriname and transported slaves from Africa to work on farms. As soon as they were declared free slaves, they fled into the

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Beauty Store That Only Sells Instagram-Famous Products

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“If you don’t know what’s hot, you’re not paying attention.”

Have you ever heard of Richard Parrott? Me neither. Until I read this interesting article about him, it turns out that he owns a beauty shop in Soho. And he doesn’t sell casual beauty products you can buy at any drugstore, no. Richard Parrott only sells products that became famous through Instagram. Honestly, I think that’s a pretty cool idea. + The products aren’t even as expensive as you thought!

Richard Parrott is a 42 years old dad who happens to be really good at Instagram stalking. His shop is called Ricky’s NYC.

So how does Richard actually finds the most-famous products on Instagram? I don’t think it’s that easy, right?

“I open Instagram in the morning and fall down the rabbit hole. Say I’m following NYX Cosmetics, and they post a picture of a girl wearing incredible lipstick. If the caption says, “Thanks to so-and-so …,” I’ll click on that person. Then I start looking through their posts and find a picture of a lipstick that’s even better than the one they posted of NYX. I click on that one and see who liked it and just keep going. You click through ten different people and 20 different comments until you’re like, What is this brand? I’ve never even heard of them! That’s when we reach out.”

I’m convinced that this guy should write a book called: “The official guide for Instagram stalking” because that’s damn good. I think any girl could use this to stalk their exes, and his exes and his ex’s hot brother and go on…

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Can we say that you’ll be carrying many Kardashian-endorsed products? 

Yeah. One example is this self-tanner called Cocoa Brown ($14) out of Ireland. I was already carrying it in Ricky’s before Kylie Jenner posted about it, and I vaguely remember the owner telling me she had some sort of connection to the Kardashians’ PR. Maybe that person gave the tanner to Kylie, who then used it and liked it. She posted a really realistic picture of herself in a bikini with Cocoa Brown off to the side with a caption like, “This is my favorite self-tanner.” They definitely didn’t give her a million dollars to do that, and people respond differently when it’s real. After that picture, I sold out of everything I had.

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Too bad I did not know about Ricky’s NYC when I was in New York, damn. I think it would be a great success if he’d open more shops, for example….Europe? The Netherlands maybe..? Oh come on, just suggesting.

The best thing of Richard’s shop might be that he does not only sell make-up but also little accessories like phono cases, notebooks and those cute little must-have things because, let’s be honest, those are quite Insta-famous too.

While you’re being all excited about this shop, might as well check out Richard’s tumblr page!

I think I’m about to buy a plane ticket straight to New York because I. Must. Go. To. Ricky’s NYC. Now.

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Thailand 2015

In 2015, I made a 3-weeks road trip through Thailand with my parents. We visited the biggest cities like Bangkok and Phuket and the most beautiful beaches and islands. Honestly, at that moment I didn’t even want to go back home.

Of course, we did a lot of shopping and one of the shopping malls we visited was Siam Paragon. Siam Paragon is one of the most expensive (but beautiful) shopping malls in Bangkok. It’s also one of the most popular malls in Thailand.

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One of the things I bought at Siam Paragon is the the Clinique Sonic System. I bought this brush for way cheaper than I could in the Netherlands. At the time, the Clinique Sonic System cost €125 in The Netherlands. In Siam Paragon I could get it for 4200 Baht, but because of the discount I bought it for 3600 Baht (€95).  I also got an extra brush (€20). I have written a review about this brush, which you can find here: review about the Clinique Sonic System

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I also bought the Bobbi Brown Luxury Brush set, including a black, soft beauty-case and 9 brushes:

  1. Foundation brush
  2. Face blender
  3. Eyeshadow brush (2)
  4. Eye shader
  5. Concealer brush
  6. Ultra-fine eyeliner brush
  7. Blush brush
  8. Eyebrow brush

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“The right tools are just as important as the makeup itself.”
– Bobbi Brown

Thailand is a beautiful country which lots of beautiful islands, beaches and nature which you won’t believe unless you see it.

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Airport outfit

Hi guys! I won’t be online very much these days because my cousin is coming over this weekend + I’m leaving for a month next Wednesday..Which is why I made this airport outfit. I think the River Island suitcase looks really cute but it’s more of a hand luggage because it’s so small. The cardigan also looks very comfortable to me. Tell me if you like it..! Airport outfit

Juvia black top
jades24.com

Trench coat
€25 – shein.com

Topshop jogger sweatpant
€35 – topshop.com

NIKE black shoes
€99 – office.co.uk

Candie s drawstring backpack
€23 – kohls.com

Eos lip treatment
€3,64 – kohls.com

Traveler’s outfit

Traveler's outfit

Shirts top
€12 – beautifulhalo.com

Vintage shorts
€140 – shopdashonline.com

Nike shoes
€64 – jcpenney.com

Canvas backpack
€9,46 – dressin.com

Bracelet bangle
€54 – tradesy.com