Skincare and Beauty tips by Noor, Our Head of Buying

We absolutely love skincare, make-up and some well deserved beauty pampering. In the search for new additions to our make-up bag, we always run to our Head of Buying - Noor, our very own Beauty fanatic. Naturally, Noor loves to share her top picks, and she is here to spill them…

Stay tuned for her latest favourites. Oh, and while you're here, we also share our "how to build a skincare routine"-guide. You can find it here.


If you're a fan of luxurious scents and enjoy pampering yourself with high-quality products, you're in for a treat.

Here are some favorite fragrances and recommendations: 

1. Portrait of a Lady by Frederic Malle: This fragrance is an absolute favourite. It's a sophisticated and captivating scent that exudes elegance. While it may be a splurge, the quality and long-lasting nature of this perfume make it worth every penny. 

2. Eau des Sens by Diptyque: this fragrance with the Diptyque body lotion, Lait Frais, mixes to a dreamy combination. Not only will it leave your skin feeling soft and hydrated, but the refreshing scent will linger on you all day long. 


3. Santal 33 by Le Labo: A classic choice that never disappoints. And the best part? You get a 20% discount when you refill it at an official Le Labo store. It's a win-win situation for both your skin and your wallet in the long term.  

4. Escentric Molecules: Mixing this fragrance with other scents allows you to create a unique and personalized aroma that suits your personal style. Experimenting with different combinations can be a fun way to express yourself. 

5. Laura Mercier Ambre Vanillé Soufflé Body Crème: This body cream is a game-changer. Not only does it provide intense hydration for your skin, but the rich vanilla scent will have your colleagues giving you compliments left and right. Who needs perfume when you have this gem in your collection? 


It's exciting to explore new products that target your skin's specific needs and see how they can enhance your skincare routine. Noor ritualistically opts for the brand Drunk Elephant when it comes to her skincare regimen. 

Marula Oil

The Marula oil used in Drunk Elephant products is derived from the kernels inside the stone of the Marula fruit. This oil is known for its nourishing and moisturizing properties, making it an excellent ingredient for improving skin hydration, smoothness, and reducing redness. It's fascinating to learn about the connection between elephants, the Marula tree, and the benefits of Marula oil for skincare. 

Skincare Cocktail

Mixing small amounts of different Drunk Elephant products together to create a customized cocktail for your skin is a brilliant idea. Not only does this approach help you use less product overall, but it also allows you to tailor your skincare routine to address specific concerns or target multiple benefits at once. The versatility of Drunk Elephant products in creating these cocktails showcases the brand's innovative approach to skincare. On their website you can find options to mix their products - either way, their website is a lovely online place to browse on about!


Next up on Noor her yet-to-trie-shelf is The F-Balm Electrolyte Waterfacial Masque from Drunk Elephant. This is a smart choice, especially if you have dry skin. The hydrating mask is designed to provide intense moisture and nourishment to help combat dryness and revitalize your skin. 

Have you ever heard of elephants supposedly getting tipsy from the fruit of the Marula tree?

While this tale may be a myth, one thing remains true: the Marula fruit is delightful (and elephants do enjoy feasting on it), containing a stone with multiple oil-rich kernels inside. Marula oil, like many other plant oils, is a richly nourishing and moisturizing oil that can enhance skin hydration and smoothness, as well as reduce skin redness. Traditionally used in South Africa for baby massages and as a body lotion for the face, feet, and hands, Marula oil offers a range of skin benefits. 

By incorporating Drunk Elephant products, experimenting with skincare cocktails, and trying out hydrating masks like the F-Balm Electrolyte Waterfacial Masque, you are taking proactive steps to care for your skin and maintain its health and vitality. 


It's clear that Noor has a deep love for that radiant glow, her makeup choices reflect just that. Here are some of her favourite makeup products that help you achieve a flawless, luminous look: 

1. Charlotte Tilbury: Your go-to brand for that coveted glow! The Flawless Filter is your secret weapon for achieving a radiant complexion. It's like having a luxurious facial in a bottle. When it comes to contouring, the Filmstar Bronze palette by Charlotte Tilbury is your best friend. The ashy brown shade creates beautiful shadows and adds dimension to your face, helping you achieve an effortlessly sculpted look. 


 2. Hourglass Mascara (Caution): When it comes to mascara, the Caution mascara by Hourglass reigns supreme in your makeup collection. Its formula delivers length, volume, and drama to your lashes, making them look full and fluttery. The precision brush ensures every lash is coated evenly, giving you that bold and eye-catching look.

3. Fenty Beauty Bronzer: Rihanna's Fenty Beauty line has taken the beauty world by storm, and Noor has made our office love their infamous bronzer. It adds a touch of warmth and glow to your complexion, enhancing your features and giving you a sun-kissed radiance. With a range of shades to choose from, you can find the perfect bronzer to complement your skin tone.


Go to beauty/ relax places

1. Aever Clinics: Aever Clinics is a must-visit for your beauty needs. Their expertise in laser treatments can help you achieve smooth, flawless skin and address various concerns effectively. Be sure to check out their services for advanced skincare solutions and professional laser treatments. 

2. T-Tans: Located on the Bosboom Toussaintstraat Amsterdam, T-Tans is renowned for providing the best spray tans in town. It's no wonder that many celebrities frequent this salon for a sun-kissed glow. 

3. Floor Bruin's Relaxation Massages: For mental health and relaxation, indulge in a soothing massage session with Floor Bruin on the regular. Floor's expertise in providing relaxation massages has made her a favorite among clients, including Noor herself. The calming effects of her massages can help alleviate stress, promote relaxation, and enhance your overall well-being. 

4. Soap Treatment Store: Visit the Soap Treatment Store for a luxurious pedicure experience. Treat your feet to some pampering and get them ready for the summer with a rejuvenating pedicure treatment. 


A little bit more about Aever Clinics

Aever Clinics (with locations in Amsterdam, The Hague and Utrecht) is a great stop to shop some self pampering. Aever Clinics offers a bunch of cosmetic treatments, from facial rejuvenation, injectables, body toning and, our personal favourite; laser hair removal. Their clinics are serene, comfortable and Aevers Clinics offers lovely professionals who can help you with all of your questions about any of their “non-surgical beauty boosts”, as they like to call their services. 

Noor has recommended our team Aever Clinics especially for their effortless Laser Hair Removal. Aever Clinics' almost pain-free hair removal can permanently remove hair from your follicles with their laser techniques. After only a few laser appointments, you can stop worrying about rashes and ingrown hairs and start loving smooth and hairless skin instead. A great way to step into the coming summer months. 

Oh, and for anyone living in (close proximity to) Rotterdam: we’ve spotted a message stating that they will soon expand with an opening in "somewhere's-still-a-secret"-010.

Check their website here for more information