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BEAUTY TREND // GEISHA LIPS

Yes, Geisha lips are a thing now. Ever since their first appearance in Vivienne Westwood’s London Fashion Week AW/2016 show they have been buzzing all over Pinterest. Wondering how to create a (wearable) Geisha lip your self? We have a step-by-step guide:

Column // Opinion Coupons

LeilaI feel extremely fortunate to be living in a country where Freedom of Speech has been a fundamental right - and therefore  a highly valued pillar of society for ages.

Let me emphasize the fact that I wouldn't have it any other way. I truly believe that every member of this so called ‘team’ mankind  should be entitled   to his or her own opinion. Furthermore, I don't deem the expression of one's opinion as anything else but sacred. Even if that opinion might be a teeny-tiny controversial in one way or another.

FIVE TIMES YOU DON’T HAVE TO SAY SORRY AT WORK

Let’s be honest.
Women just can’t seem to stop overusing the word sorry. Whether it’s while hanging out with your friends or at work. Off course being able to genuinely apologizing when you made an honest mistake is a beautiful character trade. But overusing the word can make you seem insincere and an indecisive doormat at the workplace. So here are five situations where you definitely should not say you’re sorry.

FOUR BADASS WOMEN WHO HAD A MISSION

It’s Wednesday…  The middle of the week.  Also the day you are most likely to forget about your passion and / or your personal mission. No we understand that not all of us have the ambition to become president . And we don’t expect you to solve world hunger this week. Whatever your mission is, we do understand that sometimes you probably need some extra motivation. So without any further ado, here are four badass women with a mission who paved the way for us.

FOUR BODY LANGUAGE TRICKS TO USE AT WORK

Without speaking, you send signals to others within every conversation. We bet you’re not even paying attention to them. You do it in the way you flick your hair, the way you move your eyes, and the way you shake a hand. Body Language is a powerful tool. And you can make it work for you at the office. So here are four situations and how you (let your body) act upon it.

FOUR FOODIES TO FOLLOW ON INSTAGRAM

The world evolves around food!
And you can find it all over the place. Especially on Instagram. Which is an amazing source when you’re looking for some foodie inspiration. We would like to save you tons of scrolling and hashtag analyzing. So we have listed four of our favorite foodies on Instagram.

GET IN THE ZONE

When working out in the gym, distractions are all around you. From people having conversations or other social interactions, to that one hot guy you’ve been spotting for months. It’s very important to have that one hour of personal time and in order to fully focus on yourself and your workout, listening to the right music is just the way to do that.

HOW TO BECOME THE OFFICE FAVORITE

We can present you countless examples of woman who left their job because they didn’t fit the team. But don’t worry we can present you even more examples of situations where colleagues helped a girl out when she messed up big time. Why did they do it? Because they liked her. Fact is being liked at the office is just as important as doing a great job. With these five small habits you will become the office favorite in no time.

HOW TO GET THE MOST OUT OF USELESS MEETINGS

Let’s not fool ourselves… Nine out of ten meetings seem useless.
Every single time “ that colleague” is trying to prove his /or her point about something that wasn’t even on the agenda. And half ways through you’re distracted by a song that got stuck in your head. We get it that you feel like you probably would have gotten more things done if you stayed at your desk. But before you decide to give up on meetings completely, there are ways to turn things around. Because you actually can build on your own career while attending a useless meeting. Here’s how:

HOW TO HANDLE CAREER SABOTAGE

Let’s hope you never have to deal with a situation like this.But unfortunately sometimes you can just sense that someone is sabotaging your career on purpose. In this case its very wise to take action before it get’s really really ugly. We are sharing some tips on what to do

INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY

Every day is women’s day to Squaah.
But there is something special about today. Because on the 8th of March we get to celebrate ourselves and all the wonderful things that women have accomplished as woman. Those accomplishments didn’t just happen. International Women’s day didn’t just happen. Learn all about why and how it started.

INTERVIEW // CLAIRE BIJL ON PASSION (FOR SHOES)

Some women just take passion to another level. Like Claire! She is the mastermind behind CDUCI. One of our favorite shoe brands. We couldn’t help to notice her positive energy and the way her eyes light up whenever you ask her about the designs. That kind of passion is contagious! So we decided to have a chat with her.

INTERVIEW // IRIS VAN DER TUIN ON KEEPING FOCUS

Iris is one of those women who is always on go and seems very calm and organized in every situation. As Co-Founder for Duffybag she managed to build up a beautiful brand from scratch. We were curious about how she did it. So we decided to have a chat with her.

INTERVIEW // MEET OUR NEW EDITOR LEILA

We just love fearless women who wear their hearts and minds on their sleeves. Our newest addition to Squaah fits that description perfectly. Ladies, meet Leila de Jager. This marvelous lady is an expert on current affairs and her sparkling presence had us at hello. You can laugh about and/or learn from her witty and often hilarious take on the world on a monthly basis. But before you do, allow us to introduce Leila to you on a more personal level.

INTERVIEW // MEET SARA MASSA

Born in Naples, Italy, Sara Massa is the next generation of the Villa Massa dynasty.  Her father, Stefano Massa and his brother Sergio Massa, founded the premium Italian Limoncello company in 1991, based off of an ancient family recipe dating back to 1890. At the time, Villa Massa was the first company to manufacture traditional Sorrento Limoncello out of Italy. Currently she is one of the most innovative brand managers out there within the sprits market. We had the honor of talking to her about her brand, her family, and about being a woman in business. 

MASTERCLASS ENTREPRENEURSHIP

Time to get business savy!
With this Masterclass on Entrepreneurship by Connecting Works. With speakers such as Marion Freijsen, Roeland Reinders and Adrie Reinders it seems like a must go to if you’re planning on taking your business to the next level. Combined they have over 60 years worth of experience in building companies and raising funds (more then 100 million. They have acquired tens of companies and sold five and lastly, they took a company public in the US. At this Masterclass they will provide you with real practical knowledge (rather then academic info) ,share their experience with you, and answer all the questions you may have during this unique event.

NEW FACEBOOK UPDATE



Are you ready to reenact your favorite Mean girl scene?
Good! because Facebook announced some major news. They have been working on an update for their messenger service.

SQUAAH ACADEMY - BACK TO BUSINESS EDITION

When the body is at the office but the mind is still sipping a cocktail on the beach it's quite a challenge to get (and stay) motivated at work. So we would like to invite you to the Squaah Academy Back to Business Edition. At our Back to Business Edition Doctor Dennis will give us pointers and a step by step guide on how to get focussed in reaching those goals. #yeah 

THE DO’S & DON’TS FOR DRY SHAMPOO

As a lady on the go, dry shampoo is your best friend in keeping your hair flawless. If applied correctly of course. The horror of those white streaks makes a lot women shy away from dry shampoos. Even more when you’re a brunette. But we are here to tell you not to give up on the product just yet. For that reason we present you some do’s and don’ts for dry shampoo.

THE RUBY AND ROSE MEN CALENDAR

We might have found you the perfect present.
Because it’s going to be a warm winter, a hot summer, a super spring, and an amazing autumn when you buy this calendar. And you get to support a good cause at the same time.

THREE ALTERNATIVES TO RUNNING

It might surprise you that running is named as one of the least favorite cardio exercises on a regular basis. If you are one of those people who doesn’t like to run? Or would like to spice up your cardio routine a bit? We have listed some fun alternatives.

TIPS FOR SPRING CLEANING YOUR CLOSET

No one likes to say goodbye.
Especially to a wardrobe they’ve had for years. But sometime you want to go shopping for the new season and you have more clothes then closet. Here’s how to get through it
quickly and have some fun while you’re at it.

WHY WORKOUTS SHOULD END WITH A SAUNA VISIT

Typically you finish your workout with some stretches. But there’s one more thing you can do to get the most out of your workout. A visit to the sauna. Most gyms have one, so we are here to encourage you to actually use it next time you hit the gym. Why? Learn more here.

WHY YOU SHOULD DITCH THE SUGAR COATING

home profileIt’s always tough to hand someone negative feedback. The disappointment on their faces, the wondering if they will think of you as the office witch. Oh the horror….. Because of the above lot of us are guilty of what I like to call sugar coating. It’s when criticism immediately gets a topping of overly positive feedback. Sounds like a great strategy, right? Well it’s not. Let me explain to you why and how to handle it instead.