I’m so excited to start my new blog! Let me introduce myself. My name is Lariesa and I’m 26 years old. I’m living in the Netherlands and working full-time as an Assistant Scientist in a Pharmaceutical company doing research on new Vaccines.
I’ve created this blog as an output for my creative outbursts and to spread the love for one of my biggest hobbies, beauty. When I was younger, I always loved to get my face painted and stealing my moms makeup to try it out myself.
The real interest in beauty as a hobby all first started about 4 years ago with nail polish. I started my blog Me, Myself & Polish to show my different nail art creations and realized that I really love blogging. However, that all came to a halt when I was busy writing my thesis for my Bachelors Degree and I stopped updating that blog. During that time, I also became more interested in make-up. Since then, it kind of became an addiction. I love trying out new beauty related products and experimenting with make-up.
After graduation and working for quite some time, Deborah from Fashzine contacted me if I was interested in blogging for her website. I happily accepted her offer and blogged at Fashzine for 6 months (thank you so much for allowing me to blog at Fashzine Deborah!). I’ve learned a lot during that time and decided I wanted to start on my own.
I wanted to create a beauty blog with my own personal style. If I would describe my myself, it would be “a somewhat unique (or as other people would describe, insane) person who is total nerd and get’s batshit crazy excited when talking about beauty and videogames”. Playing videogames has been my hobby since I can remember. Although this might seem a weird combination, I know there are tons of girls who have the same hobbies as I do. Who says you can’t love makeup and nerdy things at the same time? This is the reason why I named my blog The Beautynerd.
Another important thing, I’m also a crazy cat lady! I have 2 beauty cats, Atilla (Maine Coon) and Elliot (Somali). They’re both male and 4 years old. If it wasn’t for my boyfriend, I would have like 5 cats or something.
Since I live in the Netherlands, this blog will mostly be targeted towards the people who are living in the Netherlands. There are a lot of people living here who are from another country for many different reasons like studying or work. Since most of the Dutch citizens learn the English language from a young age, I’ve decided to write this blog in English to include the international community living in the Netherlands, so that everyone can read reviews and where/how to get the products when living in this country. Of course everyone who understands the English language can enjoy my blog!
Also, I would like to thank Lotte from Makeup Junkie for helping me with all the different questions that I’ve had for setting up this blog. I would also like to thank Mieke for helping me creating the logo I have always dreamed of. Girls, thank you so much for making my blog come to life!
I would always love to hear your opinion on my blog posts so always feel free to comment in Dutch or English!