Ladies Pure Pamper -Evening

This year Christmas comes early. I am so excited to be part of this Ladies Pure Pamper Evening with Pure Natural Cosmetics and Fashion-a-fair!

Please join us for some well-earned me-time, with fashion advice by me at I on Image, natural skin care by Pure Natural Cosmetics and fair trade accessories by Fashion-A-Fair.

It’s all happening at the beautiful Blue House Boat in Amsterdam on 17th November 2016 19:00 – 21:00.

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Pure Pamper Evening by Pure Natural Cosmetics

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I on Image is celebrating 1 year in business

I on Image is today officially ONE YEAR in business! What a journey it has been and there are more adventures lined up in the future!

A huge thank you to everyone who has supported me along the way and a special thank you to my amazing clients for making this year a blast!

 

I on Image, image consultant, personal shopper, personal stylist, wardrobe stylist amsterdam

Like I on Image on Facebook and comment on the competition post to get a chance to WIN a FREE IMAGE CONSULTING SESSION (1h) in Amsterdam area. Competition closes in one week, on Saturday 20th August 2016. Scroll down to the end of the post for more details!

Reflecting on my first year as an entrepreneur

My journey as an entrepreneur started many months, if not years, before the official date, 12th August 2015 that was the date when I registered my company at the Dutch Chamber of Commerce. I had been dreaming of my own business for a long time and after my second baby was born in 2014 it became very clear to me that I won’t be returning to the corporate world any time soon.

I wanted my own schedule and my own terms so I could continue doing what I am passionate about without sacrificing my family life (and sanity, if that’s worth anything) in the process. People always told me why don’t you just start your own business but it took me a while to gather the courage and make my dreams come true. One Saturday evening in April I told my husband that I was going to start a business… and so I did. Continue reading

Greetings from SPARK 2016

Last month I had the pleasure to join an amazing group of speakers at SPARK 2016 conference that was held at We Work Metropool on 14th June 2016.

 

Spark Women Amsterdam

Practicing the art of public speaking

This was my first public speaking event in years so you can only imagine how nervous I was. Last year I volunteered at the event and got so inspired that I set myself a goal to speak there the next year.

When I found out that I was accepted to speak at the event this year my feelings ranged from sheer excitement to paralyzing fear of failure.

How could I possibly measure up with the other speakers who were so much more experienced than I was? The Spark organization must have read my thoughts because us speakers received a fantastic prepping session from Tara Phillips of Cause & Affect Speeches. Continue reading

Finnish Women’s Day 2016 in Zutphen

SNP logo Suomalaisen Naisen Paivat Hollanti

A few of weeks ago I traveled to Zutphen for the 28th edition of Finnish Women’s Day. It’s an annual event full of fun and friendship that gathered together 94 Finnish women living in the Netherlands.

 

Meeting Minttu and Sampo Kaulanen

This was my second year in the organizing committee and a truly wonderful experience! The event’s special guests were Finland’s craziest shop keeper couple, social media phenomenon from a small village Äkäslompolo in Lapland, Sampo and Minttu Kaulanen of Jounin Kauppa.

They spoke us about their stellar success, stamina and perseverance, family life and love under the event’s theme, untranslatable quintessentially Finnish term, SISU.

Suomalaisen Naisen Päivät Hollanti

Our event guests Sampo and Minttu Kaulanen of Jounin Kauppa in their evening dress up party gear. Photo credits: Stichting Finnish Women’s Day Netherlands

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