We just moved into a new apartment this summer. I love the location and its surrounding (this is always my number one priority in choosing a place to live), which is right in between The Hague’s city centre and the beach. Beside the location, I also had all kind of different wishes for the apartment itself; high ceiling, big window, a balcony facing the street, on 1st or 2nd floor, and….. a bath tub. I should admit that the house hunting period was a stressful one, but thankfully it finally paid off. We got what we wished for: 3,6 m high ceiling, big windows from both sides, and we’ve even got 2 sunny balconies! Since then we’ve been filling it in with the furnitures we’ve carefully picked from all different kind of places.

More or less the main interior pieces are now well curated. So let me take you to our apartment tour! I will also insert the link for each product, if it’s available.

chandelier noise

The chandelier is from the previous owner and although at first i thought it wasn’t pretty, but in the end we’re keeping it since it actually kind of fits with our theme pretty well!

tv 2 noise

This 60’s style teak wood dressoir is from Furnified. Oh such a show stealer he is! Everyone who visited our house always asked where did we get this dressoir from. So now you know where to get it ūüôā¬†And the painting standing next to it was…….made by me!

mirror 2 noise

We bought this huge mirror (100 x 190 cm) from an ornament shop on Prinsegracht.

sofa noise

Royal blue velvet sofa from Made.com

zaratables noise

Side table set with marble top from Zara Home

dining 3 noise

Our dining table was vintage, given by Bob’s friend’s grandfather, and it is extendable up to 8-10 seats. So yes, we can have a proper Christmas dinner here ūüėȬ†The dining chairs are also a very lucky vintage find. They are of Danish designer J.L. M√łller from the 50’s.

kitchen noise

Navy-royal blue is our chosen colour theme, while we’ve put some touch of gold and brass as the accent. Important to us to keep the space open, airy and spacious.

living room noise FIX

living room2 noise

peek noise

The poef is from Sissy-boy

kast noise

Both the cabinet and mirror are again, vintage (YES FOR THE LOVE OF VINTAGE…..)

makeup noise


I am also BIG fan of Art Deco period, so a little touch of it surely won’t hurt. You can always find this Giso lamp from any art deco shop, or you can also check Gispen out.

bed noise

bob shelving noise

Bob’s working area

bathroom noise

And….my favourite place in a whole house! This is where the magic happens.

scenery noise

That’s as far as I can show you and hopefully you can get some inspiration, or simply enjoy this post ūüôā And good to remember that home always grows with us. For now this is what we have, but we plan to get other bits of things later, like some nice artworks, floor lamp, reading lights, or a nice fluffy rug to warm us up during the upcoming winter.

I’d like to also let you know that I do commission on interior design/styling project within the Netherlands. Just drop me a message if you are interested ūüôā


See you on next post,








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 ūüė¶ 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 ūüė¶ 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 ūüėČ




then the last but not least….

Lovewave – Í∑ł Žį§ (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! ūüôā
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,


This will be a quick post, a tribute to the man who has always been hiding behind the scene.

This is Bob, my husband, the talented man behind many of my pictures.


So¬†one afternoon when we were just walking around in The Hague, I took over his hefty camera, and started taking pictures of him along the way. Isn’t he so beautiful? ūüôā


But the most important thing is, that he is the man with¬†the purest and gentlest heart I’ve ever met (second after my dad, ofc).

He always makes sure that I am safe and happy.



He’s got a very tall figure, just like mostly Dutch people, with the height of 192 cm! Making a huge contrast with me who is short… But i guess that’s what high heels for, right?

So now you know who he is.

Because behind every girls’ pretty photos on Instagram, there are always those unrecognised boyfriends/husbands/friends who patiently do the efforts ūüėČ


His coat . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  KIOMI
His backpack . . . . . . . . . . .  FOSSIL

Until next post,



If you ask me to name¬†one shop in Den Haag, that I would enjoy staying as long as possible, it would be Babassu. Located in the the centre of the city, Babassu offers a sweet escape for anyone who loves a dreamy world (at least that’s what I am.. ūüėČ ) Whether you desire an effective and relaxing spa treatment, are looking for an exquisite perfume, or a special gift which¬†you will never¬†find anywhere else, you are in for a treat!


I myself used to shop at Babassu online before they opened their store here in Den Haag¬†for beauty brands like Becca, By Terry, and Oribe as I can’t find them anywhere else here in Holland. So when I heard they are now open in Den Haag, I just had to check it out. And it only gets better, once you enter the shop you will feel like you are entering a completely different world. They offer you something different than the other commercial beauty shops out there. It is an experience on itself!


If you are not aware of niche beauty brands, especially perfume, you should come here and see yourself how beautiful they are! Beautiful and unique packagings, exquisite scents that takes you to a completely different world, and of course all of them tells each own’s story.

The store staff Denise, she loves¬†to tell you the stories behind each perfume. I myself fell in love with Memo Paris, a fragrance house¬†founded by John and Clara Molloy in 2007. The pair met on a chair lift and decided to set off on a journey together. Each perfume they created contains memories from each places they’ve visited, hence the name MEMO (from memory). I am, honestly, so impressed by the quality of this perfume brand, you can smell the fragrance so clearly since the first spray instead of those “alcoholic” smell, and the staying power is amazing.


PS: I’m surely getting my hands on the French Leather this week!

They also carry Penhaligon’s perfumes. Remember my Ellenisia post? It’a an amazing scent for spring season! I also like Iris Prima, as it reminds me somehow of my childhood when I was still a ballerina ūüėČ


You can also find a lot of different options for beautiful and unique gifts. Tea from Ladurée, scented candles from Cire Trudon or incense from Astier de Villate, or the very exclusive cologne and potpourri from Acqua di Colonia.




And if you are a fan of Molton Brown like I am, I promise you will be pleased here.



I am currently loving hand cremes from Benamor, a Portuguese brand that were based on natural ingredients and packaged in adorable art deco tubes that are so irresistible! My favourite ones are Rose Amelie and Jacaranda.

If you are looking for something unisex and minimalistic, you will be loving the vast options Laboratorio Olfattivo have in store!


Now let’s head to the cosmetics section which are so tempting!



And my favourite hair styling brand Oribe! I’m planning to get my hands on their Signature shampoo and conditioner after I finish with my Bumble and Bumble.


Upstairs is the spa treatment area. It is completely tranquil and allows you to feel fully pampered. There are different brands you can choose for your treatment, including Natura Bisse, Perricone MD, Dermalogica, Tata Harper, and Omorovicza. Beside facial treatments, Babassu also offers other common treatments such as manicure and pedicure, make up, waxing and IPL, etc. Check out their website for seeing all of their options.


One nice thing about the location of Babassu¬†is that you can park your bike directly near the shop, so you can feel at ease coming for a treatment with no makeup on, directly to the shop and no need¬†to walk through sea of people. Each one of us surely has one of those days, right ūüėČ

That’s it for my another Where to Go series! I am so excited to tell you about places that I genuinely love here in Den Haag. I am that kind of girl who always comes back to my favourite places and never gets tired of it :)) ¬†I myself will go back to Babassu some time this week to get my hands on Memo Paris’s French Leather!¬†Oh God I can’t wait….

Babassu Den Haag
Dagelijkse Groenmarkt 30
2513 AL Den Haag
070 360 8965

PS: They also have stores in Amsterdam, Leiden, and Wassenaar!


See you again 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! ūüėÄ 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 ‚ā¨22, and ‚ā¨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 ūüôā


Are you an avid green tea lover like I am? There is a perfect tea bar that you need to check out when you are in Den Haag (or The Hague in English). Located in a perfect little corner of Oude Molstraat and Nobelstraat, this tea bar has taken its specialty in serving only organic, premium quality matcha (powdered green tea leaves) products, directly from the Japanese tea farmers.


Claire & Lisa, the ‚ÄėBlending Tea Sisters‚Äô created HUG THE TEA in 2015. You know, I really admire when ¬†young people like them¬†create something and chase after their passion, it makes me feel so inspired and motivated! ūüėÄ

Claire does her matcha mixing routine with a smile ūüôā

I went there twice, first time I was there I met Lisa, and the second time Claire was there. They warmly welcomed my friend and me, we also had a nice little chat, and of course, the matcha latte was perfect!



They also serve some matcha-made sweets, such as cake, biscuits, chocolate, and macaroons! They make a perfect match for the slightly bitter taste of matcha. Do you know that¬†Japanese green tea¬†is not only delightful, but do also have many different health benefits? Drinking green tea everyday helps to keep a healthy¬†body and mind, since it is rich in antioxidants, catechins (EGCg), thein, theanine and vitamin C. It makes a perfect substitute for coffee, since it helps to make you feel that mind alertness¬†but in more stable way ( you know what I mean, when the effect of the coffee starts to “wear off”…)



Despite a small space it has, you can always find a seat around the windows. I find it so nice, to drink your green tea while looking outside ūüôā


The price is fair, you pay for the quality. A cup of matcha latte + a snack would cost you around 5-7 euros. You can also buy various types of organic premium green tea leaves here. They have a lot of exciting options!



And different kinds of tea accessories. They are so nicely displayed and I felt like I want to buy everything! :))) (Especially those adorable tea cans….)





They also hold Matcha Tea Tasting event every the end of the month. You can sign up on its¬†Facebook event¬†to participate and fulfil your passion for green tea! ūüėÄ

I personally am so happy to discover this place, since matcha is still very little known in European society. I’ve been craving for it for such a long time and now I know where to go. So thank you Claire and Lisa for creating such a beautiful place! Hope to come again soon and taste another green tea next time. There is still so much to discover ūüôā

Hope you enjoy this post, I will start posting more about hidden gems in Den Haag since i love this city so much. Stay tune lovelies and see you soon :*