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Have you ever looked at your hair or a part of your body and felt insecure or less than? Me too. As a curly-haired, beauty and lifestyle blogger with curves and freckles, a lot had to be learned, unlearned, and re-learned about my identity and self image.

My inspiration to start blogging came from my own struggle to find information about hair, makeup and beauty products, especially curly hair products.

I felt insecure about my hair and my appearance for years, because I thought my curly hair was difficult and ugly. After careful research and finding many products which did not work for me, I decided to start my own blog and share the knowledge I learned with others.

Basically my blog is something that evolved from a need to find validation and a purpose. It started out as a hobby that grew into something that people read and talk about.

About Angela

My name’s Angela and I’m a 40+ former teacher, auditor and licensed make-up artist. Currently, blogger and content marketer. Of all my accolades, I am quite proud to be a mother to a 20+ year-old daughter. 

You probably wouldn’t have guessed it, but both of my parents are from Suriname, South America. I was born and raised in the Netherlands, Europe where I currently reside.

About Lifestyle Beauty Blog

Luckily, I no longer fear my appearance, as I am confident of who I am. My appearance doesn’t define me, but I do believe it’s an important aspect of life.

So, now I am on a mission to create a platform where women like me, who are in the prime of their lives, can find recognition and inspiration when it comes to:

  • Curly hair care
  • Beauty and Lifestyle related topics.
In this picture I’m 2 years old and sitting on top of my granny’s table in Suriname

Why? Well, when I was younger I wish there had been someone back then who could’ve helped me and would’ve told me:

“You are beautiful and your hair is beautiful the way it is. I want to help you embrace your natural curls so you can learn to understand what your hair needs. Let me show you how to take good care of your hair so it looks beautiful.”

Instead I learned how to straighten my hair like pro with the use of a straightening iron, blow dryer and hair rollers. For 19 years, I straightened my hair with a chemical relaxer. The result: I got bald spots and my hair broke off.

natural hair after having used a hair relaxer
In this picture I’m in my 30s. As you can see my hair’s damaged from using a relaxer which I’ve been using since I was a teenager.

After having achieved a successful Dutch blog that gets over 200,000 page views in a month, I started Lifestyle Beauty Blog in March 2022 because English-speaking friends and relatives who live in the United States and the Caribbean, complained because they couldn’t read my Dutch blog.

So, I decided to create this English blog for everyone to enjoy and to help you achieve your beauty goals, no matter where you are in the world.


  1. Can we send you products to try out?

    Yes, you can. Contact me at info [@] Please keep in mind this will not automatically mean I will write something about your products. However, I will most likely show it in my Instastories.

  2. What are your rates for sponsored posts?

    If you would like to kno my rates please contact me via a.loy [@] I’ll answer you with my media kit, if necessary.

    Please include as many details as possible including:
    – budget
    – timeline
    – scope
    – other relevant details.

  3. Can I use your blog text or pictures?

    All words and images on this blog are under copyright and unauthorized use is strictly prohibited.

    In other words you cannot republish any of my content without my prior permission.

    For any type of use, please ask for prior permission. If you’re interested in using or publishing my work, please contact me via info [@]

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