Hello people!
Seems like we’ve a lot of catching up to do. So let’s get started with my April monthly favourites, shall we?

Zara Coat


I fell in love with this Chanel-esque frock coat from Zara since it effortlessly elevates any outfits and makes you look so chic. It is not very warm though, so it is perfect for spring season. In the picture I was wearing a warm sweater inside since it’s always cold here in The Hague anyway.
I’ve tried to find the link but they don’t have it anymore in this colour. But you can still check their other coats with similar style now at Zara’s webshop!

Fossil – Emma Satchel Bag


Anyone who follows my instagram or my friends IRL must have noticed that I’ve been wearing this bag non.stop. This is such an amazing leather bag in quality and size. Yes, THE SIZE! I swear it fits everything… My essentials, makeup pouch, my Canon G7X camera, my fat Senz umbrella, and whatnot. It also looks so classic and a little bit preppy which I like: it tones down the whole look and makes the overall outfit be low-key chic. Fossil is an amazing brand for high quality leather goods in quite an affordable price.

Get the bag HERE.

MEMO – French Leather


This is everything I want in a perfume. Imagine you sitting in cosy parisian cafe, there is bouquet of roses on a table, you’re in love and you waiting for your lover, you opening your leather purse grabbing red lipstick. This is MEMO French Leather! MEMO is such an amazing niche brand with superior quality fragrance. What I love the most is their formula: you can smell the scents so solidly since the first spray. There is no “alcoholic” smell at all like all other perfumes, meaning that their perfume oil content is that high. I have mentioned about this brand from my Babassu review here. I decided to get the French Leather since it truly represents my personality: full of contradiction. It’s so hard to describe.. but it has those fresh and floral scents from lime, pink pepper, and rose, yet dark and smooth like brown suede and leather. The scent blends in my skin perfectly and it stays all day long!
The price is quite steep for a 75ml eau de perfume, but I should say it is worth every single penny and I would definitely repurchase once I finish with it. Because that’s how much I love it.

Get the perfume HERE or directly on their website HERE.

Cluse – La Vedette Mesh Full in Rose Gold


I’ve been looking for a perfect small sized watch that is not too flashy but still look dressy. I tried to purchase the one from Bering at de Bijenkorf but it was completely out of stock 😦 Luckily I’ve found a similar one from Cluse for a more affordable price! And it is also less pinkish which I like because it is more neutral and blends so much more naturally on my skin tone.

Get the watch HERE.

LUSH – Celestial moisturiser


Hands down. This moisturiser does wonders to my sensitive – dry skin. I ran out of my usual I’m From Vitamin Tree Watergel and my skin was really in need for more hydration. So I then tried this moisturiser from Lush, which I was so scared to begin with because Lush skincare for me is a hit-and-miss, since my face is sensitive to perfume and you all know Lush is so much about that fragrant life. I’ve tried the Million Dollar moisturiser in the past but it just stayed on the surface of my skin and the face still got flakey, so I gave it up. But Celestial is a WOW. This calms my skin immensely that the redness on my skin is so much less now, and it keeps my skin supple and dewy all day long! Another big plus, it’s non-fragranced. Now I can not have a day without it.

Get Celestial HERE.

The Ordinary – Niaciamide 10% + Zinc 1%


This skincare line from Deciem has been taking over the internet recently and I can understand why. They offer this straight forward skincare products – mostly serums -with different active ingredients in very affordable prices (I bought this one for only around 6 euro). And they work. I picked this one with Niaciamide, which is a part of vitamin B group, to help lighten my acne scars. We all know Vitamin C is a very effective ingredient to fight with hyper pigmentation, but unfortunately my sensitive skin can not take it 😦 even a low dosage of L-ascorbic acid (the most common vitamin C derivative) can get my skin red, blotchy, and itchy :(( So I opted for Niaciamide instead and it works well! My skin doesn’t react to it and although the progress is not dramatically fast, I can already see some good improvement on my acne scars.

Get the serum HERE.

Walter Benedict

I also found new favourite place to hang out in The Hague! It is a french bistro Walter Benedict at Denneweg. They offer diverse lunch and dinner menu, a nice list of wine, decent coffee, and soothing lounge French music. The interior is so cozy too! It is like a more grown-up hip place 😉




then the last but not least….

Lovewave – 그 밤 (The Night)

Open the link only when you want to fall asleep fast. This is one of those songs that you’d want to listen to during those sleepless nights. Everything in this song is extremely soothing. Give it a try!


So finally this post has to come to an end, and I’m so happy to have shared with you, you lovely people! And if you enjoy my content here, you can also check my Instagram page (@heyhegia) because I post pictures daily there, and let’s be friends! 🙂
Hope to see you again soon,




Hello all!
The month of March has just passed, and it means the time for another monthly favourites! Some products that are mentioned here actually are my re-discoveries, meaning that I have owned them for quite a long time but I just happened to love using them so much (again) lately.

So, without further a do, let’s start with..


I got this in 30ml sample size and I love how it smells and how it makes my skin feel! I recently just treated myself a new (again!) perfume from MEMO which has pink pepper essence, so I think it would be nice to have similar scents in the body products I use.
Here in Holland you can find Molton Brown at De Bijenkorf or Babassu.


This is basically the perfect lip liner for me. It is waterproof, so it doesn’t smear everywhere which is a BIG plus. The colour is sooooo pretty and natural. I can wear it alone or before my lipstick. Here in Holland you can find Charlotte Tilbury makeup at De Bijenkorf.



Okay, so the first thing that attract me the most is from Tom Ford’s Lips and Boys line is the size. It is so cute, so small, yet sophisticated. The lipstick itself glides super smooth like butter on my lips. And the colour “Collin” is something that I reach out every day, keep it in my beauty pouch everywhere I go. It’s that nude pink which is not too warm not too cool, just very very versatile. It’s just like my lips but better.
Here in Holland you can find Tom Ford makeup at De Bijenkorf (again).




This is the first highlight that I ever purchased. I had been very rarely use them because again, I’m an advocate for naturally glowing skin. BUT, there are times when I also want that extra glow-from-within, since I want it to still looking natural. And this one from Laura Mercier is the right choice, since it shows more like a sheen to the skin rather than those super reflective, glittery, metallic finish that I see too much happening on Instagram girls. Again, you can get Laura Mercier makeup at De Bijenkorf.

On the picture below I’ll show you the places i apply the highlighter on, and I applied them using my fingers. I generally use my fingers rather than using brushes or sponges. It gives me more control over it and also gives off a more natural finish to the skin.





To be honest, I always stayed away from wearing jeans since it was always difficult to find the perfect pair for my unique body type. I also find jeans pants very stiff and uncomfortable to wear. But finally I’ve found my perfect pair, it felt like they are indeed meant to be mine.. I found them at WEEKDAYS, in their smallest size: w26 L28. Everything about these jeans just sit right on me, the length is a liiiitle bit long but not quite a problem, and the waistline is perfect! Normally I always find a “gap” between my lower back and the pants but not with this one as you can see in the pictures. And they are super flexible and comfortable too! I’ve been rocking these pants non-stop since then.

I also want to show you 2 Korean thriller series that I had been enjoying so much in the month of March! These series have already ended by this time so you can do a series marathon after this (but only if you want to…)


Image source: AsianWiki

I am an avid fan of serial killer series/movies. Like, REALLY. I’ve watched almost every Korean serial killer series and movies. And this is one of them. The story is about Moo Jin-Hyuk, a detective whose wife was brutally murdered by a serial killer, and Kang Kwon-Joo, a voice-profiler whose father was also murdered by the same killer. Together they tried to solve some cases that would finally lead them to catch the killer that is responsible for the deaths of their family members.


Image source: koreandrama.org

This series is about  Park Jung-Woo, a prosecutor, who got falsely accused for murdering his family, and sentenced to death. One day, he wakes up and finds himself in locked up at the police station. He has temporary amnesia. He must struggle to prove his innocence and find the truth behind what happened to his family that night. This series started a bit slow at the first episodes but it really got better and better. It is more “polished” than Voice, but it will still make you at the edge of your seat.

Now since the two series were finished, my life feels empty again… But thankfully there is this new drama replacing Voice which is also pretty darn good!! It’s called “Tunnel”. So I still have something interesting to watch in my free time (which is almost non-existent..)

Okay, it’s a wrap! It’s a bit lengthy but I hope you enjoy it. Feel free to drop any comments down below to share your March favourites too!

Until next post,


The spring is finally here, and I am so delighted to feel the warm sun again on my skin. I see the flowers are starting to bloom, the tulips, cherry blossoms, hyacinths, and roses. I enjoy getting some flowers for myself. Especially roses, since it is my all-time favourite flower. I love jasmine and iris too, but it’s not their season yet.


Especially in this time of the year I always feel ultra feminine, I love pampering myself with really nice chocolate truffles and filled the air with flower fragrance. My favourite perfume for this reason is Penhaligon’s Ellenisia, for which I made a complete review here.

And I also discovered an absolutely gorgeous hand cream from Benamor, the one I picked (Rose Amelie) smells soooo heavenly, absorbed so quickly, but still leaves my hands so soft and silky.


If you are in the Netherlands, you can purchased Benamor products at Babassu, my favourite shop for niche brands!

And my husband Bob has always been spoiling me with delightful chocolate truffles from Charbonnel et Walker. Before the taste, can we take a second to just adore their packaging? Pastel colours with golden lining, so gorgeous! So far I’ve tried the Dark Sea Salt Caramel which I absolutely love, but this  Pink Marc de Champagne is also very lovely.


So if you need some indulgent anytime, chocolate truffles always sound like good idea, right? Here in Holland you can get them from de Bijenkorf.

This is it for a little spring delight, see you soon on next post ❤



Hello there! I actually have prepared this post since 2 weeks ago but I’ve been super super busy so I apologise for the delay. As you all notice I had been rocking pink hair for awhile. A lot of people asked me what I do to take care of my coloured hair. So I think it is the time to share you my secret ❤

I use multiple products to keep my hair on point, to be honest it’s such a chore but I have to do what I’ve got to do, right? Let’s get started then!



Having coloured hair means that I have to be extra picky when it comes to washing my hair. Some shampoos can wash the colour out rapidly than others. Choose products that are labeled as “colour safe”. I use Bumble and Bumble shampoo and conditioner, they work pretty well on cleansing and moisturise my hair with minimal colour bleeding. The blend of 6 different oils in this particular line helps to detangle my hair, which was also an issue with I always have with my hair. However, I like this shampoo and conditioner but I’m not that obsessed with them. I will probably switch to Oribe Signature shampoo and conditioner after I finish with this one.

I purchased them in Gould Kappers in Den Haag. It is a hair salon that exclusively using Bumble and Bumble products in their salon. It is actually located just right across Hug The Tea from my previous blog post! 😀 But if you don’t live in Den Haag, you can also get Bumble and Bumble products here.



After washing my hair, before start brushing it I always spray my hair with this detangling spray from Matrix. Although my hair is already pretty smooth from the conditioner, I still need this spray, I will never try to brush my wet hair without it!! It makes my life so much easier. It’s non sticky and does not smell too strong. I got this spray from here.



If you’ve been with me for a while you must be familiar with these ones. I’ve mentioned them many times already in my previous posts. The main ingredients of this line from Natura Siberica is sea-buckthorn oil. So I apply the hair oil only at the tip of my hair while it’s still wet. I also use the hair mask every week in place of my conditioner to give that extra repaire boost! You can get Natura Siberica products here.



This is a holy grail product. This ultra-rich cream is so amazing to moisturise the dry and frizzy parts of your hair like, in a blink of an eye! I apply it anytime on dry hair, when I’m in tram, at home watching series, of before i go out just to make sure my hair looks shiny and extra healthy. A little bit goes a long way though! So be careful not to be carried away or you’ll end up like a greasy mess :)) Get the product here.



Oh yes, whenever I want to have an extra “oomph” for my hair, make it extra volumious and va-va-voom, I will use this dry texturizing spray by Oribe. You can also use it as a dry shampoo, with an extra volume (who doesn’t want that?!). The downside is that it is so expensive. I have mine in travel size for €22, and €44 for a full size. If you are in the Netherlands, you can get Oribe products here.


By the time I’m typing this, I actually have just dyed my hair dark again. However, you all know I had been rocking dark pink hair for quite a long time. I’ve got often asked how did I get my hair done, and the truth is I did everything all by myself.

I have a natural dark brown hair just like any other Asian people, so I had to bleach by hair first. After bleaching then I apply semi permanent hair colour diluted with any white conditioner. Here goes the fun part. You can mix any colour in order to reach those unique colour that you desire. For my signature hair colour I mixed La Riche Direction in Tulip with a liiiitle bit of Dark Tulip, resulting in dark, purplish pink.


The result:



I purchased all my hair colouring products from Pro Duo, a retail chain for hair salon supplies, which is located near my house.

Unfortunately, the colour will always washed out every time I wash my hair, that made me have to re-color my hair every 2 weeks. And that is the main reason why I decided to go back to dark hair, as I don’t have time to do that anymore.

So, that’s it for my haircare routine. I know it’s quite complex but I love the fact that my hair still feels quite healthy despite all the chemical processes it had been through. So if you ever wish to get your hair coloured (like a unicorn…), prepare yourself for giving your hair those extra treats to keep it healthy and happy!

Thank you for reading and see you on next post!
If you have any question you can always drop in the comment section below, I’d be happy to help 🙂


I’m back with monthly favourites! A little bit delayed, but I hope you don’t mind 😀 let’s start now with:





Becca x Jacclyn Hill Face Palette
You know how tons of women out there have been loving Champagne Pop highlighter, a Becca collaboration with Jaclyn Hill. Now it has come even better, in a full face palette! I got myself this gorgeous palette in Sephora in Paris last December. It is such a good value for money since you get five gorgeous shades in one palette, including the Champagne Pop highlighter! Honestly, I only wear highlighter for special occasion or photoshoots, since I am an advocate for naturally glowing skin. Hence for daily use, I find myself reaching for the shade Amaretto most of the time and I use it as an eyeshadow. It is the most flattering shade for my skin tone and eye color! But honestly, you can use all the shades here as blushers, highlighter, or eye shadows. Very very versatile. That’s why I like it so so much. The pigmentation is amazing and the formula is soft and easy to blend.

Get the palette here.



Klairs Rich Moist Soothing Serum
In February my skin got super super dry and tight, I could always manage it by using my usual skincare routine. But I then remembered that I hadn’t always been using this Klairs serum, so I tried to incorporate this serum regularly every day and it has made such a HUGE difference to my skin! My skin loves hyaluronic acid, it is an amazing component that will deeply hydrate, secure moisture inside your skin, making it so plump and glowing. Thanks to its unique ability to hold in moisture (1000 ml of water per gram of hyaluronic acid). I can’t recommend this serum enough. I love my glowing skin. It is also suitable for all skin types, taking into account that it works even on my sensitive skin.

You can get this serum from Wishtrend. Use code 0813925911 when creating a wishtrend.com account and receive $5 to spend on anything at WISHTREND!
*Click the link to create your account: https://secure.wishtrend.com/?s=0813925911


Swarovski Energic Pierced Earrings
I received this beautiful pair of earrings from my husband on Valentine’s day 🙂 Therefore they mean a lot for me, and I’ve been loving wearing them. They are gold plated, warm toned, and the crystals reflect the light beautifully.



I’ve been obsessed with rose products lately, including this absolutely delicious Rose tea from Yogi Tea. Tasted so good, luxurious, and calming at the same time!
If you live in Holland you can always find Yogi tea at any supermarkets. But you can also get the tea here.


Lush shower gel
I love my Lush shower gel/cream collection. But this one is my absolute favourite (and my husband’s too!). We almost run through it, that shows how much we’ve been loving it. It is hard to describe its smell…it’s a rich combination of floral, exotic fruit, and sandalwood! My way to express it is, it smells “warm and sensual”. It almost feels like I am being hugged. Okay, sorry if it doesn’t make any sense but try it yourself, you’ll know what I mean.
Get the shower gel here.

And lastly….

Source: Asianwiki

For the month of February I’ve been loving this Japanese dorama “Rakuen” (means: Paradise). As you know, my favourite genre is thriller, mystery, suspense, and crime. This dorama includes them all. It only consists of 6 episodes, so it’s short and will never get you bored. The start will be a little bit confusing and all over the place, but trust me, they will all be connected and you will be so curious about what will be happening next.

Here is the synopsis of Rakuen:

An incident is talked about all over Japan. The case involves the Doisaki couple that killed their 15-year-old daughter and hid her body under their house for 16 years. One day, housewife Toshiko Hagiya visits Shigeko Maehata (Yukie Nakama) who works for a small editing company. Toshiko tells Shigeko that her 12-year-old son Hitoshi might have a special ability to see other people’s memories. She pulls out a picture drawn by Hitoshi. The picture has a girl with a grey colored face lying in a house that has a bat shaped weather vane on its roof. The picture seems to depict the incident involving the Doizaki couple. Shigeko decides to do some research, but Hitoshi dies in a car accident. Meanwhile, the attorney for the Doisaki couple tells their second daughter Seiko that the couple has cut off all ties with her. Around that time, a female high student is confined.

Okay, is it enough to get you curious? 😀 watch it yourself, and after you finish watching it, the title “Paradise” will eventually make sense.

That’s it for February favourites! Thank you for reading my blog and hope it is useful and informative 😀 See you again soon,



I’ve recently got my hands on this beautiful perfume from Penhaligon’s, which makes it my first perfume from a niche luxury brand category. I should admit, the first thing that got into me was the uber cute packaging! And then the more I looked the brand up, the more interested I became. There is something special with wearing a niche perfume, it feels more secretive, more special. I’ve always been a Chanel no.5 girl but I think now I’m going to turn my back away from the mainstream!

About Penhaligon’s

Founded in 1870 by William Penhaligon, Penhaligon’s are true masters of British perfumery. Going to a Penhaligon’s boutique is an experience in itself. The scents lure passers-by into a magnificent setting that combines a mix of traditional, modern, classic and the unusual—perfectly encapsulating the British quirkiness that Britain is most famous for. The boutiques, located in only the finest places in London, are never the same—each is filled with different nick-nacks and antiques, creating different, eclectic personalities.

Penhaligon’s is exceedingly proud of its British heritage, staying truly old-fashioned from the bottles to their packaging; the spirit of Penhaligon’s founder is still alive in the house today. Moving to London in the 1860’s, William Penhaligon started off as a hairdresser at the famous Piccadilly Turkish Baths on Jermyn Street. With a keen eye for business, he opened a salon nearby and started to create lotions and potions that would attract the finest of clientele—including the royal family. Penhaligon has had a strong connection with the British Royal family, going way back over a century. 

(Source: www.justluxe.com)
I’ve ordered some samples before, and I was a bit torn between choosing Artemisia or Ellenisia. But at the end I chose Ellenisia because it makes me feel like I’m wearing a flower bouquet on me! 😀


As I said, the glass bottle is so pretty and it has “Penhaligon’s” embossed at the back. I got myself in the size 100 ml.



According to the its website, it has:

Head notes:
Mandarin Zest and Violet Leaf
Heart notes:
Gardenia, Rose, Tuberose And Jasmine
Base Notes:
Nectar And Vanilla

For me, the scent is like a burst of florals, I smell mainly the tuberose. It makes me feel like I am laying on a flower field, with a floral bouquet in my hands. And I love wearing floral perfume, but not a very sweet one since I’d like to feel feminine but not child-like, more of a grown-up feminine but not yet a very mature one. That’s why I don’t like when a perfume is intoxicating. Who wants to feel sexy but nauseous at the same time? :))

BUT, regardless how much I love the scent, there are a couple of things I’m not really in favour with.

  • Although it is an Eau de Parfum, the smell of the alcohol at the beginning is pretty intense. It needs a little bit of time until it is completely gone and unravel the truly beautiful scent of the perfume.
  • It is not that long lasting. Unfortunately 😦 Maybe it has something to do with the point number one, that it has quite a generous amount of alcohol even though it is labeled as an Eau de Parfum. On my skin it lasted for 3-4 hours and then need some reapplication, which is not that handy most of the time. I have tried some other eau de parfum(s) that even lasted on my clothes for 2 days!

Regardless the cons, Ellenisia is still a perfume I’d love to enjoy for a long time, especially at this time of the year when spring is approaching (YAS!!)
So if you are a floral girl like me, it is worth to try and make it as a part of your collection. Penhaligon’s is a beautiful brand and so are other niche luxury brands out there! This is just a start 😉

Get Ellenisia here: https://www.penhaligons.com/us/ellenisia-eau-de-parfum/



Stay pretty,


PS: all the photos here are created and owned by me. Please do not take any of my photos without any permission. They were made with my hard work and tons of love ❤


The real, freezing cold winter is finally here and it is the best time of the year to stay cozy at home, snuggle in warm and fluffy blanket, drink hot chocolate, and do a movie marathon 😀 I am that person that normally feels lazy to take shower in the winter (oops… you got me), but I’ve found the best way to motivate myself better! Now I am such a hoarder for body care products. I take my shower routine seriously, making it a blissful experience  without having to have a bath. I will show you my top favourite products for pampering myself during this colder months, making me smell ultra amazing, and improving my quality of winter life in general :))

Now grab your blanket, get yourself cozy, and keep reading.



This is a handmade pine soap from Natura Siberica. The smell is A.MA.ZING. It takes you immediately into a deep deep pine forest where the delicate snow keeps falling from the sky… You are welcome.
Get the soap here.



This Tsar Mulberry, is the best body scrub I’ve ever tried. The scrubs are made of grinded pine nutshell, how amazing is that?? I can really feel the scrubs polishing my skin in such a perfect intensity, not too soft, but not too harsh. It smells like berries but not too sweet, rather delicate yet delicious!
Get the body scrub here.



So after the soap and the scrub, I use this Ro’s Argan Body Conditioner from Lush. It is practically a body butter but you use it under the shower. It really makes my skin super duper soft and moisturised after shower that I don’t even need to apply body lotion afterwards! It is that amazing that I HAD to buy it in half a litre size! It smells like roses but in a yummy way 😀
Get the body conditioner here.



Natura Siberica is one of my favourite brands, okay? :)) I’ve already mentioned this beautiful hand cream in my previous post. Leaves my hands super hydrated without feeling greasy, and the smell is indescribable… not like any typical berry smell. More wintery, more crisp, yet beautiful.
Get the hand cream here.



Winter is an eternal enemy for dry lips. Protect and seal your lips with this beautiful Baume de Rose from By Terry. I already wrote a review on this product on this blog post. Legit the best lip balm I’ve ever tried.
Get the lip balm here.


The last thing that you should not forget to keep you cozy in this season is….


A nice scented candle. I love the smell of woods (sandalwoods, cedar woods, mahogany, pine woods) and amber for months January-February. It really brings such a  warmth into the room. You can basically get this kind of scented candles from various shops. I got mine simply from H&M home.

Trust me, every time I finish my shower , I always smell super amazing as if I just came out of a spa! 😉

So…that’s it for now! And are you still there in your blanket? Now get up and treat yourself a nice, luxurious, warm shower. It’s good for your body and mind :*

Stay pretty,