AFW Christmas Gift Guide for Beauty Lovers

A short ‘n sweet Christmas gift guide to affordable and cruelty-free make up: just the thing to sparkle up your Monday.  If there’s one thing to get me into the Christmas spirit (besides sparkly unicorn ornaments in our tree) it’s Christmas make up. Everything can be glittered, from eyeshadow to highlighter and from lipstick to…

AFW Christmas Gift Guide for Film Lovers

Another day of the Almost Famous Writer advent calendar, another gift guide! For this edition we’re diving to the wonderful world of film… Ah, films… besides Merlijn, Ziggy, books and cake I have another great love and that would be films. And thankfully I’m not alone in the film loving club, so if you’re buying…

Christmas Down Under

Today we’re taking a little break from all the wintery content on Almost Famous Writer, with MA student and Downton Abbey-lover Annick Wijnstra sharing her experiences of counting down to Christmas in Australia.  When Eden asked me if I wanted to write an article for Almost Famous Writer, I didn’t need to think twice. I have…

AFW Christmas Gift Guide for Fashion Lovers

It’s raining gift guides! Hallelujah, it’s raining gift guides! Part 2 of the infamous AFW Christmas Gift Guide series is all about gift inspiration for those who love everything fashion.  Christmas gift shopping can be a daunting affair and I think buying something within the realm of fashion can be the trickiest – but luckily…

Bah humbug: the jolly, the good and the bad of Christmas

Cat lover and MA graduate Yonna Kuipers talks all stuff Christmas: the jolly, the good and the bad. As the end of the year gathers my excitement rises tenfold. The days are getting shorter, my sweater collection is growing, and Michael Bublé is fully defrosted. This can only mean one thing: it’s Christmas time. The…

Christmas Gift Guides

After sharing some tried and tested tips on Christmas shopping with you earlier this week, it’s now finally time for the fun part: getting more gift-giving inspiration. I probably spend way too much time online browsing through Christmas gift guides – I would highly recommend the 12 (!) gift guides over on What Olivia Did –…

Christmas Shopping: The Basics

Some people absolutely hate it, and other people absolutely love it. I’m writing about the ultimate basics of Christmas shopping today, with just a couple of tried and tested tips to get you started.  1. Who are you buying for? Before you do anything related to buying Christmas presents, make a list of who you’re…

My Christmas Playlist

Pfft… 24 articles in a month, that’s a lot, eh? It definitely requires some serious planning and a lot of time writing, but this blog wouldn’t be called Almost Famous Writer if it wasn’t rooted in a deep love for writing. And besides snacks, I always find music to be the best motivational help when writing. …

Winter in Bruges // Photo Diary

To celebrate our one year anniversary, Boyfriend and I went on a city trip to Bruges, Belgium. We picked this little town because it’s supposed to look magical during Winter time, with Christmas lights twinkling everywhere. With its canals and bridges and old houses, Bruges is like the Venice of Belgium. Join me as I…

What To Wear // Christmas & New Year’s Eve 2015

Christmas is almost upon us! This year I have three different Christmas celebrations, with a Christmas Eve BBQ at my godfather’s place, a Christmas dinner at my grandparents’ house the next day and another Christmas dinner the following day with Boyfriend’s family. Whether you are going to a Christmas party with your friends or a…