Lieve Debby Gerritsen blog

Journalist, columnist & podcast-host

How would you describe yourself in 3 words?

Spicy, unsalted, and sweet

What is the first thing you do when you wake up? 

Snooze and sleep a little longer. I wish I could start my day with a workout before going to work. But no matter how hard I try, I'm definitely not a morning person. I need a few cups of coffee first.

What does self-care mean to you? 

Love yourself and others, without being judgemental.

What do you look at when buying beauty/care products?

I am a big supporter of sustainable and circular fashion/beauty. Which also means: buying less. When I do buy new beauty products, I prefer to buy them based on natural ingredients, avoiding unnecessary ingredients such as fragrances. I wear as little makeup as possible. I trust in the power of nature and natural beauty.

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From all of your love and dating experience/research, what is the best tip you would like to give someone…

Always stay true to yourself. Never change for anyone. You are perfect the way you are. 

What is the perfect Valentine’s gift according to you? 

Lush red lipstick or balm for the perfect kissable lips 

What does Valentine's Day mean to you?

Although this day feels like a commercial marketing stunt, it is also a day to reflect on loved ones around you. It's a gentle reminder not to take your love for granted

Do you have a special Valentine's Day message for our readers?

The greatest thing you have to learn is just to love and be loved in return.

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