Restday in terms of beauty.

Because Momlife can be a very very hectic life, i decided a long time a go that sometimes there should be me-time as well to keep up with the hectic demands of being a mom, a wife a account manager and a sports/fitness lover.
Therefore i try to plan two hours every two weeks where the kids and my husband don’t ask me anything and i have time o unwind and enjoy some sanity and quality time with just plain old me 😉
I always love to try new beauty products or read a book or to combine these two things.
This time i tried several beauty products and i thought let’s do a review about them because they were very nice and i enjoyed using them. So i set up a little beauty ritual for myself, combining a lovely mud mask, a all natural serum, a little spa for my nails and later that day i tested some flashpads for my eyes.
Face masks are an undeniably satisfying part of the spa visit, as there’s nothing quite like the feeling of pampering yourself and giving your skin some much needed TLC. While, massages, hot tubs and aromatic meditation rooms also rank high on the self-indulgence scale, spoiling yourself with a facial mask takes the cake. Who can resist the relaxation time and skincare benefits? Before you write face masks off as spa-only luxuries, think again. You can take pleasure in some of the best facial masks without stepping foot outside. I will be honest with you, normally i am not a big fan of mudmasks. They are just way to messy for my taste, but i found a mask that said on the label it was a ‘No mess Mud Mask’. So i thought let’s give it a try and they deliverd what they said, it did not mess up my bathroom at all! i used the Patchology mud mask.
It is a pre fabricated mask that you can lay over your face, ready to use. The smell was pretty natural but fresh and not heavy at all. The formula has a nice tingly, minty feel to it.
after 10 minutes it was easy to remove, and easy to cleanse my face. I enjoyed a smooth ski for days after. overall score? a 8!
After i removed it, it was time to pamper my face with a serum i got from the Dirty Girl Farm. http://www.dirtygirlfarm.com I tried the vitamin C serum. When i smelled it, it was like spring in a bottle haha, the smell reminded me a bit of cinnamon and a creamy combination. The serum looked very heavy but when i applied it to my face it was actually pretty light and it absorbed quickly in to my skin. very nice!. What i love about this serum is that it is from Dirty Girl Farm and they offer a line of all-natural skincare products and holistic apothecary. All items are free from chemicals, toxins and gluten.. and most important, their products are never tested on animals!!
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  • dirtygirlfarm HOW YOU MOISTURIZE ⠀

    Moisturizing is a big part of skin care, no matter the type of skin! Skipping moisturizing altogether is a big NO NO, but did you know you could be using your moisturizers incorrectly? Put your moisturizer on while you’re still damp (you don’t need to be sopping wet) by doing this, you will trap the moisture still on your skin.
  • For those of you who would like to try this as well, you can use a coupon code ‘Babytobikini’ that will give you a discount of 10%.

As i mentioned i also gave my nails a little spa in the meantime, i tried the ‘Super strong nails’ and i am still using it ( i am testing it now for a period of almost 2 weeks ) i simply apply it to my nails and cuticles. The smell is fresh, a bit minty and it is applied within 2 minutes and helps me to keep my nails strong.

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Allready now i was feeling refreshed and ready to go! But there was still one more pamper moment for me this day to try and these were the restoring ‘Night eye gels’ from Patchology. Did you know the hours between 10pm and 12 am are the best time to repair skin? I did put the lines to bed with a powerful nightly dose of anti aging Retinol and peptides. These gels help you to reduce dark circles. Arnica extract soothes your tired eyes to sleep. Really, just try them.. perfect for moms like me, who are basicly Always tired ( and therefore look tired as well ;-))

So now i am reboosted and restarted after some me time, i am ready t go again!

I hope you enjoyed my review, i know i did haha.

 

xoxo Margriet

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Oh my a photoshoot! how to do a photoshoot?

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How are you all?

i see the Blog is getting more and views, so super exited about that!

And i received some questions about some of the pictures i upload on Instagram @frombabytobikinibody .

1. How can it be that all of your pictures look flawless and so professional? ( well first of all, thank you! i am flattered 😉 )

well, i believe that if you have good pictures on your Instagram that really tell a story, then  people who share the same interests as you will find you and you can connect on social media. Which by the way is one of my goals, to motivate and stimulate others on their journey towards becoming the best version of theirselves. I also look for other #fitmoms on their journey and look at those really beautiful women on Instagram with those popping muscles and ridiculous booty’s because .. well let’s face it.. i want that as well haha! off course you can find everybody with this interest by just looking at the right hashtags but if someone has no pretty pictures, blurry or dark for example, i think most people will tune out and look elsewhere.

But that did just answer a little bit of the question; so how come my pictures look professional? i love to work with Elsbeth Hoekstra, she is a photographer who also shot my wedding.  http://www.ehphoto.nl/

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i simply asked her what it would cost to do a shoot together and we came to a agreement. i wanted to have some pictures of me being fit because i worked my ass of to coming as for as i did. I decided a long time ago i was good enough to do some nice things for me once and a while, and so i did 😉 She shot most of the pictures of me in the gym and me in the industrial warehouse. love it!

But i don’t always have money to do a shoot, which i think is perfectly normal.. because you know life haha. so what i do is i look at http://www.Groupon.nl or http://www.vakantieveilingen.nl for a photoshoot. you pay fee for the organisation, you pay the photoshoot you won and you buy the pictures you like ate the photographer office. ( about 10 pictures and all the fees for €55) which i think is a bargain. 19-11-17 Margriet Hoogenberg (353)

i recently shot for Onella sportswear. www.onella.nl .

Really Totally loving the sportswear! i teamed up with Onella and received this lovely set from Gavelo. So i thought i have to deliver good, high quality pictures ( and really because i just like doing it). i had some mental support with me to the shoot, a good friend of mine. Who was super sweet and told me i was doing just fine and gave me some directions. ( Love you! you know who you are!) So that got me through it because i am nervous every time! If you want something for yourself from Onella Sportswear you can always use my discount code B2BIKINI it gives you a 10 % discount.

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so proud to share my new Photoshoot pictures with you! Let me know your thoughts on them!

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Healthy snack High protein

Hi there! how are you?

it’s Monday again wich means i have the day off from work, it is mom day and the little one is sound asleep 😉 and i thought let’s share one of my recent recipes with you!

Healthy snack time

I love to snack and i love to find recipes that allow me to do this on a healthy base.

Because they are not Always easy to find i went in to the kitchen and figured out a recipe for myself. here we go ..

Chia and protein cocktail

Ingredients: ( serves 2 )

  • 2.5 tb spoons of chia seed
  • 150 ml Milk and fruit

pour the Milk and fruit over the chia seed, give them a good stirr and leave them in your fridge over night.

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  • al replacement raspberry cheesecake. ( 1 sachet only contains 104 kcal, and this snack serves 2 so 52 kcal, and has 12.6 gr of protein per sachet. The chia seed contains about 44 kcal per 10 gr)
  • Mix this sachet with 3 big tb. spoons of non fat yoghurt ( kwark)
  • Add 3 tb. spoons of water and mix. Now get your glass and put the Chia seeds in about 2.5 tb spoons then put the non fat yoghurt mix on top, also about 2.5 tb spoons.
  • Cut 1 strawberry and decorate your glass, and enjoy your healthy high protein snack. ENJOY!!

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