What I… Helene from The Beautiful Truth

Today you get to meet Helene Koornhof who writes over at The Beautiful Truth.  Her beauty blog is an expression of her personal wellness and beauty journey and she gives honest reviews on skin and body care products and treatments alongside informative articles and interviews with beauty professionals.



What I….

I know that looking back, worrying and comparing yourself to others are a waste of time. Time tends to go by faster as you get older, so never wish or dream away where you are RIGHT NOW. Savor this moment! Follow your gut and listen to your wonderful female instinct – it’s there to protect you! I know that everyone has a STORY – so wait before you judge. Rather don’t say anything if you don’t have something good to say. I know that WORDS & THOUGHTS are very powerful. I know that each one of us are wonderfully created human beings and have something unique to offer this world – refuse to just exist – LIVE life!

I LOVE travelling. I love the smells and sounds of a new, undiscovered (by me) city. I love discovering hidden gems especially in a city where I’ve lived for years. I love meeting new people and getting to know what they are all about – what their STORY is. I love the smell of wet ground when going for a walk on the farm on a fresh, crisp winter’s morning. I LOVE good coffee and buying new books! I love deep, meaningful conversations. I LOVE a good party! I love Ibiza where I lived for a while – everything about it – the lifestyle, good food, amazing music and diverse gorgeous beaches! I love being married – and I never thought I would be able to say it!



I own way too many books: anything from “How to knit”, a world Atlas, the latest controversial nutrition book, random fiction, cook books etc. I read Heat or People magazines when I’m flying off somewhere and I also enjoy a good old Afrikaans magazine like Rooi Rose or Sarie. Currently I am reading “Wheat Belly” and “Grain Brain” – both amazing books on nutrition and I just bought a new cook book: “Low Carb is Lekker”.

Right now I want to start planning my next overseas trip. I am thinking along the lines of Ibiza, Croatia or the Amalfi coast for summer…or…Buenos Aires, Rio, the Amazon and Peru (Macho Picchu) in November. I want anything new from Apple. I want to find and buy the perfect leather jacket. I want a black Range Rover Evoque with tinted windows…

I won’t lie – fashion isn’t my strong point or a passion. I love finding bargains that look like couture! I am a casual girl mostly and comfort is a priority – living in shorts, dresses, tank tops and flip flops in summer and jeans, stockings, jerseys, boots and jackets in winter. I love to dress up now and then and haven’t done so in way too long!

I need to go to the gym more often…I also need to be less hard on myself! I need to remember everything that I Know and keep the things that I Love close to my heart.

Images: Helene Koornhof

Kathryn Rossiter

Kathryn is a South African lifestyle blogger and mom of 2 who has been blogging daily for over 9 years! She writes about travel, health, beauty, fashion, decor and family... but not food (unless it's food she's eaten made by someone else) as she is a hopeless cook. She only wakes up early for 2 things... a red-eye flight to somewhere exotic and early morning game drives. She has just finished an extensive home renovation and would prefer to never see another box again. She's never met a chocolate or glass of bubbles that she didn't like!

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