Louis Widmer 3-in-1 Cleansing Lotion Review

Louis Widmer 3-in-1 Cleansing Lotion Review

The world of beauty products is completely new territory for me, I’m not gonna lie! I’ve only recently started testing the some of the beauty products that I receive for my blog. In the past I’d much rather rather pass them on to my girlfriends, often in exchange for outfit photos or quick instagram shots. It was a win-win situation! With my beauty stash growing significantly over the last few months I thought I might as well give a few of the …
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Sothys Skincare Review

Sothys Skincare Review

A beauty post on The Ginger Diaries. What a wonder that you get to live to see this great day! I have another wonder I’d like to talk about: Sothys skincare. Sothywho? Sothys truly is a hidden gem among the skin care brands of this world. Let me prove my point. Everyone, Raise your hand if you’ve ever heard about Babor Skincare. Now raise your hand if you’ve ever heard about Sothys before. I imagine a lot less hands are raised. And …
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Fragrance combining with Jo Malone

Fragrance combining with Jo Malone

I’ve always been fine without perfume. While all of my friends were obsessing over Marc Jacob’s Daisy or Chanel’s Coco Mademoiselle, I was completely lost about how and why high school girls could drop €50 and more on a bottle of scented water. That was, my friends, until I walked into Senteurs D’Ailleurs in Brussels and got acquainted with Jo Malone. Jo  Malone is different. The British brand is well-known for bringing out scents that no one else would think of. Their …
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Caudalie Vinosource hydrating skincare

Caudalie Vinosource hydrating skincare

With Vinosource Caudalie launches a new line of soothing, hydrating & plant-based skincare powered by the grape. The line promises beautifully hydrated skin and dreamy sensations, while being easy to introduce into your current beauty routine. With summer fast approaching and the cold winter leaving, my skin could really use a boost in hydration so when I was invited to the Belgian launch of the Vinosource line I happily said YES!I’ve been familiar with Caudalie as I have very sensitive skin and therefor …
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Mylène PureSkin Review

Mylène PureSkin Review

New in my beauty cabinet: bits of the Mylène PureSkin line. Wait… beauty talk? Yes, beauty talk. Everyone probably remembers how I exclaimed I’d never become a beauty blogger, but since many of my blogging friends write about make-up, skincare, hair care and nail art I got sucked into the new-to-me world of beauty anyway. With the amount of beauty-related blog events I attended in the last few weeks a breath of fresh blog subjects was in the air. I still will never …
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& Other Stories Arabesque Wood Bath & Body care

& Other Stories Arabesque Wood Bath & Body care

It is not often that I get excited about beauty products. But this? This. is. it. I discovered the & Other Stories beauty products during the opening of their store in Ghent a couple of months ago. Normally I skip their beauty counters and head straight for the shoes, but this time my fellow bloggers made me stop and smell all the jars. With winter behind us and summer approaching, my skin could really use a good, nourishing treatment at the time and the body&…
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10 reasons why I will never become a beauty blogger

10 reasons why I will never become a beauty blogger

After my post about why I don’t wear make-up, and my recent co-operation with Demak’Up I received a few questions about beauty blogging and why I don’t do it more often. So I devised a short list of 10 reasons why I should leave beauty blogging to the pro’s and want to stick to my trusted style-niche! I don’t have a clue what I’m doing. “Soooo… bronzer and blush are not substitutes? You use them together?” I never knew your …
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A make-under with Demak’up

A make-under with Demak’up

Are you in shock? I know I was when I looked into the mirror before we made these photos. After my post about why I don’t wear make-up, I was contacted by the Demak’up team to help spread the word about their new Expert product range. At first I was puzzled, because I have no knowledge about beauty and am by far not a beauty blogger. Dear goodness, I didn’t even own a mascara! But then, an aha erlebnis. One of my …
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Spring Beauty Products

Spring Beauty Products

  Jo Malone Peonies & Blush Suede Cologne 35ml • coral nailpolish Kiko #359/22839 • lilac nailpolish Kiko #330/22091   A beauty post? On The Ginger Diaries? Well, waddayaknow, I can still be a little bit surprising! Those who follow me on Instagram may have noticed that I was on a quest to find the perfect perfume, and that my quest eventually ended when I sniffed Jo Malone’s Peonies & Blush Suede. I just love it! When we were in Brussels just after Christmas, my…
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On why I don’t wear make-up

On why I don’t wear make-up

I moderate my comments to make sure I read them all and so that I can quickly find your questions and answer them. As this blog blog grew, so did the number of comments, and with that the amount of remarks about my make-upless appearance. Some comments were subtle or encouraging, others curious, but oftentimes these comments were rude, saying that my face could use some finery. I have sometimes answered these comments in the comment section, but I thought I’d write a post …
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