Make-up artist Carmen Zomers shares her tips for cleaning your make-up brushes

You may not have thought about it before, but the cleaning of your make-up brushes can be a meticulous and important process. Nobody wants dirty brushes that shed their hairs—especially not Carmen Zomers, make-up artist to some of the Netherlands’ biggest stars for over 25 years. In other words:…

Treat Your Feet with a Home Pedicure in 6 Simple Steps

Your feet contain no less than 72,000 nerve endings, making them one of the most sensitive parts of your body. And they’re even more sensitive in summertime, thanks to them being more exposed in sandals or being bare on the beach. But if you’re short on time and resources,…

Discover the World of Umami with these 4 Recipes

Have you ever heard of umami? Otherwise known as the “fifth taste,” umami is something you hear a lot about in foodie circles. But unlike the other tastes—sweet, sour, salty and bitter—umami is a bit more difficult to describe. Join our food expert Mirjam on a culinary journey with…

These Tips from Successful CEOs Will Make You Even More Productive

If you line up a number of the world’s most successful people, they all appear to have one thing in common: they’re all very early birds. But what do they do every morning? What are their (morning) rituals for more productivity? We’ve selected a few for you, so that…

Prepare for Summer with Fitness Expert Chris

Already counting down the days to summer? So are we, which is why we asked our expert Chris to expand on his first lesson and teach us 5 more extensive exercises to get ready for long, fun days at the pool or beach. Four weeks to get moving! The side…

Dive into Nature: 9 Natural Swimming Pools Around the World

The majority of the planet is made of water: it covers around 70% of the earth. During vacation we love to dive into the sea, but did you know that there are also many natural swimming pools to be found in some really surprising places? We’ve selected 9 of…

Harness the Healing Powers of Water with these Bathroom Meditations

Soak Yourself in More Energy with this Bath Meditation We’ve talked about it before: one of the best things about meditation is that you can do it (almost) everywhere. Even in the bath! Our expert Deborah guides you through a meditation that gives you more energy while you relax…

Workplace Wellness: How to Be Healthy in a Holistic Way

You experience it every day, but it’s possible that you don’t really know a lot about it: wellness at work. It’s not just about practicing good posture at your desk and eating the fruit your office provides. It also involves a lot of other things: did you know that…

Love the Sun and Your Skin: Expert Sun Care Tips You Can’t Live Without

The day you’ve been dreaming of for months has finally arrived. Killer bikini? Check. Great pedicure? Check. That bodice-ripping romance novel your book club can’t stop raving about? A bit embarrassing, but check. There’s just one thing left to do: read this expert advice to ensure your skin absorbs all of the good and…

6 Natural and Caffeine-free Ways to Boost Your Energy

With our lives getting busier and busier, it would be nice to be able to press the pause button every once in a while: if only for the simple reason that you’re a bit tired, empty and in need of a large boost of energy. To prevent reaching for…