Hi there! What a long time ago, can you believe it?! Sorry I haven’t been around for a while, but the truth is, I haven’t had the time! I’ve been super busy being a bosslady and working on my very own empire :) For the past few months I have been building up a new company called Social Nomads, of which the website launched in September.
For those who don’t know Julliette den Ouden yet, let me introduce her: besides winning several make-up awards, coiffure awards (her current position is #6 of the world) and doing the make-up for brands/ names such as Versace, George Clooney, Wesley Snipes, Silvester Stalone, Harpers Bazaar and Cosmopolitan, she is also the one who creates make-up trends and campaigns for Makeup Studio. If that’s not enough yet, she does the worldwide campaings for Carmen, Varouk and L’Anza AND she creates her own trainingprograms for Schwarzkopf and several other make-up schools accross the country… besides owning her own make-up school. Of course. Is there ANYTHING this woman can’t do?! Time to ask her some questions!
Lately I’ve had a lot to celebrate: I reached 50K on Instagram, had a lot of amazing trips, got a PA and landed my dreamjob! Things have been going great for me… so great that I’m having a hard time to keep up with writing articles for Who is that Blonde. Do you like writing but don’t feel like starting a blog of your own? Keep reading!
Last month I had the amazing chance to sit down with Amy Zunzunegui: the senior VP of product development at Urban Decay. Or in short: the brilliant woman who creates all the beauty products for the coolest beauty brand ever (I mean… don’t we all die for those NUDE palettes?). Me and Amy shared one of the most interesting and inspiring conversations, which personally inspired me to step up my game. I wrote down some of the highlights, will you read along?
We all have “those days” when we are just not feeling it. Maybe we are tired from a long week, maybe the workout of yesterday is killing us, or maybe we just had a really good party this weekend. Even though sleep can do wonders for your focus, there are other ways to help you stay productive when you’re exhausted.
2017 is the year of the #ladyboss. All around the world women are stepping up their game and being awesome, I love it! Lately I’ve been interviewing many powerful women on their careers, and I started to notice they all have specific features in common. Do you consider yourself a ladyboss? Find out!
After reading her book ‘On Top’ I got very inspired by Anna Nooshin – the founder of NSMBL – the biggest Dutch online lifestyle magazine. She shows that with hard work we can get anywhere, and isn’t that the kind of inspiration everyone needs every now and then? I was lucky enough to meet her in person and ask her a couple of questions. Let’s see what she had to say, shall we?
A writer’s block. Everyone must know what I’m talking about: those agonizing days when you have to write something but you just cannot find the right words – may it be for a school essay, a blogpost or a personal letter. I definitely had my fair share of blocked days, and let me tell you one thing: staring at your screen for hours won’t get the text done. I can almost hear you thinking… “No sh*t smartypants… so then what should I do?” Over the years that I’ve been writing I picked up a couple of tricks myself, keep reading!