A day in my life|Valentines day edition

A while ago Anni from Glücksgeist.com asked me if I wanted to collaborate with her. And even though I have never done a collaboration before she being one of my favorite bloggers made me say yes right away. We decided to do the typic day in life post with ten pictures. I have never done or even read a day in my life kind of blog posts but it sounded fun, I mean getting to peek into someones life, it’s just perfect for a nosy person like me.

But since my days are quite boring, considering the fact that I work most of the day. I decided to add little twist to this and do a valentines day edition. Now you can take a look at my typical day and also see how I spent the evening ‘celebrating’ Valentines day. Yay.

So let’s start from the beginning. My alarm always goes off an hour before my work starts so I have enough time to get ready and grab some breakfast. I always snooze at least two times, I am just one of those people who can’t get out of the bed straight away.

Once I do get up I head to the bathroom and kick off my morning routine with washing my face and teeth and moisturizing my face. After that I do my makeup, yes on my bed because I am lazy and I just need to be wrapped in my warm blanket for as long as possible.

My work makeup is very different from what I wear on my free time. Usually if I am not running late I do my base with primer, under eye concealer and foundation. But sometimes I may just leave foundation out (like I did on this day) and move on to the concealer right away. Then I add powder and do my eyebrows, and if I have time I curl my eyelashes but I never ever wear mascara at work (or anywhere else either really).

When my makeup is finished I eat breakfast which is usually some yoghurt and muesli with pecan peanuts (my faves). I am also a tea person, always tea over coffee, just always. Little fan fact of me here: I never eat bread as breakfast, I just no. I am not a bread person, especially toast is a big no no for me.

Then once I am ready to go I get out of the house (or more like rush out because I am almost always running late) and walk to work. I work with little kids, eight hours everyday for five days a week. I have weekends off. What I wear at work is quite different from what I wear on my free time because I want my clothes to be practical. We don’t have any dress codes etc. though.

Usually after work I go to the gym or come home to just chill, I don’t do much on weekdays I always plan all the action for weekends. So this is why I wanted to do valentines day edition, I actually for once did something after work.

I have always hated valentines day, sorry not sorry. And I have never really even celebrated it but this year me and my friend decided to have a cheeky lil date together.

So what I did after work was got ready and drove to pick up my friend. Oh and yes I even had time to take few selfies heheh. This is rare, because let’s just say it again: I am always running late.

Our date contained a perfect movie for valentines day, fifty shades freed. I am a fan of these movies and the books that they are based on. And through my eyes this movie was perfect ending for the series. The plot followed the book just so well and the male lead Jamie Dornan is blessing for the eye. Plus the soundtrack is amazing!

I had really great time with my friend, being bitter but happy singles together. She even got me cute lil valentines day card. And since it was valentines day and I felt like treating myself a little and bought some flowers. Because who needs a man to buy you flowers when you can do it yourself right?

That was typical day in my life with pinch of valentines day. Hope you enjoyed this post even though it’s very different from what I usually write. And don’t forget to check Anni’s post if you haven’t already!!

xoxo

allekirjoitus2

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A little chitchat – Why does social media value our worth?

I usually don’t do posts like these, but for a very long time something has bothered me and I know there are people out there who can relate to this. So lets have a little chat shall we? Why does social media value our worth? Why do we let apps like instagram, pinterest, twitter and sometimes even wordpress define if our work is good enough? For so long instagram has been my happy place in social media, I love taking pictures and editing them. I love to make sure my feed looks good, and oh how much I love following people. Twitter has always been the place where I share my thoughts and wordpress, yes the beloved place of mine where I get to embrace the things that fascinate me.

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But slowly everything has changed, and I think most of all these apps, it’s instagram that has lost it’s game. Sadly the other apps seem to follow the downfall. I used to be very carefree with my instagram, I posted what I wanted and when I wanted. I got really nice feedback from my friends and followers. Now the main thing that people seem to care about is the numbers – as known as followers, likes and comments. I don’t even try to deny the fact that they don’t matter to me, because they do. So much that it actually defines my mood. I find myself questioning the value of my pictures all the time. When I don’t get as much likes as I normally do all that I can think about is ‘wasn’t my picture good enough’. And it makes me question the pictures that I post, even though I love them? But ‘so what, my followers don’t seem to love them’ I think. AND THAT IS HORRIBLE.

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Why does it matter so much if we get 200 likes or 1000 likes? Just why? Sadly we can see this same circle going around in wordpress, not to even mention how much likes and retweets matter in twitter. When I post a blog post that I worked so hard for, but the stats aren’t ‘blooming’ I immediately think that ‘wasn’t my content good enough?’ ‘Didn’t people like my pictures’ and then this pops to my head: I haven’t been active enough to my fellow bloggers so no one is returning the favor. And yes that is harsh thing to say, but honestly isn’t that what we tend to do? To get activity we are active ourselves, give likes and comments. Of course that is not how it should be, we shouldn’t care about likes, comments and stats in overall. We should be happy with our content no matter what the feedback is.  But we just aren’t?

So again, why do we let apps like these define if we and our content is good enough? We should be the ones deciding about our pictures, content and thoughts. Maybe I am the only one who feels this way, but I truly hate the sad feeling that kicks in when my stats in any of these social medias aren’t what I hoped them to be. I don’t know, what do you think?

xoxo

allekirjoitus2

 

Four lipsticks I couldn’t live without

Four lipsticks I couldn’t live without

Like many other girls, I enjoy putting on makeup. It’s a part of my daily routine and  since I am more natural at work I like to look more put together in my free time. And as much as I love doing beautiful eyeshadow or applying highlight, lipstick is my favorite part of makeup.

Over a year ago I wrote a blog post about my favorite lipsticks but since new favorites come along every now and then I thought it was a good time to update and show you my current favorites. As known as the lipsticks I couldn’t live without. So let’s get into it yay!

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Mac lipstick in shade Velvet Teddy |  Nyx lip liner in shade Natural

Let’s start with my ultimate favorite of them all. Mac lipstick in shade velvet teddy. It’s beautiful beige color that goes with my every outfit and every mood.  And since I am one of those people who just can’t apply lipstick evenly Nyx lip liner in shade natural is a perfect match for this lipstick. They are my two go-to lip products that I seriously couldn’t live without.

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Everyone needs that one perfect nude shade right? by Bobby Brown is mine. It’s very light and soft on my lips as you can see from the picture. And that is why I love it, it’s one of those shades you reach for when you just NEED lipstick but don’t want it to pop out too much. The shade is called Bare Pink and it was a limited edition so they don’t sell it anymore.

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Kat Von D Studded Kiss in shade lolita

When I first bought this lipstick I thought it was a beautiful cold brown shade but once I applied it on it turned out to be very lilac. Since then I have had such a huge love-hate relationship with it. Lilac is something that I don’t usually go for but right now I am absolutely loving how it looks on my lips. But believe me, there has been phases when I couldn’t stand the color. Hah I am guessing the shade is more for winter season than summer that is why I am currently loving it.

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Mac lipstick in shade Mehr | Mac pencil in shade Soar

Then last but not least my newest arrival. I have had my eyes on this exact shade for so long and couple months ago I finally got it as a birthday present from my sister. Mac describes this shade as a soft dirty blue pink but on my lips it’s much more dark and toning more towards red than pink. And I think that is why I really love it.

So there you have my top four lipsticks. As you can see I go matte all the way and bright colors are not really my thing. Brown and nude shades all the way! Can you relate or do you guys go for more colorful shades? Oh and please let me know what are your favorite lipsticks! I would love to have some recommendations.

xoxo

allekirjoitus2

OOTD: Getting comfy for the cold season

OOTD: Getting comfy for the cold season

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Happy new year everyone! I can’t believe 2018 is already here. I feel like I didn’t get anything done in 2017 and just waisted the whole year, anyone else? Oh well a new year means new feels, new chances, new dreams and fresh starts. And of course, a lot of new outfit posts, yay. I have no idea where 2018 takes me and my blog but I can say for sure that it will include a lot of fashion. It’s what my heart desires, okay? Heh heh.

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Sweater – BrandyMelville // Jeans – Zara // Shoes – Stradivarius // Bag – Cubus

I know I have probably made this very clear in my previous posts but I am going to say it one more time; winter is all about comfy clothes. Who wants to stroll down the streets in clothes that won’t keep you warm? Not me at least. Along with perfectly comfy clothes this outfit is full of pieces that have been stuck in my closet for a long while, waiting to be used.

The reason why I haven’t used these sneakers for almost over a year is simply that I got so fed up with this whole hologram trend, it was literally everywhere. But after giving them a good rest I am back on board with metallics. And what comes to these mom jeans,  as much as I love how comfortable they are I just don’t know if they look good on me. I have seen a lot of people make rocking mom jeans look so easy but when I pull them on, they just don’t look flattering.

But yeah as I said earlier, it’s new year and new chances. Even for the clothes that have been stuck in my closet for too long. Hope you all have a great first week of 2018!

xoxo

allekirjoitus2

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OOTD: Searching for christmas vibes

OOTD: Searching for christmas vibes

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Happy christmas eve eve everyone! I can’t believe it’s already 23rd of december and before I even get to blink christmas will be over. I have always been christmas person, I love everything about it. The snow, the music, decorating the christmas tree, the christmas lights, buying presents and of course being with my family. This year I haven’t really found the festive spirit no matter how much I have listened to christmas music and how many gingerbread cookies I have baked. I guess you just don’t get fully festive every year then. Can anyone else relate to this or am I some kind of nutcase haha?

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Cardigan – Mango // T-shirt – Mango // Jacket – Zara // Scarf – Zara // Jeans – Zara

Now after way too much of rambling let’s get into the outfit shall we? There are some fashion trends that pull most of people towards during christmas time. For me those trends are something shiny/glitterish and velour. Of course I have also been feeling red a lot more than usually during December. I bought both the cardigan and the t-shirt from black friday sales and to be honest if it wasn’t christmas I probably would have left the glitter detailed t-shit to the store. But well, I am so glad I didn’t because who doesn’t need little pinch of Sex and The City statement in their wardrobe?

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The cardigan is such a dream come true, it’s big and chunky which is something really necessary during this cold season. And since red is such a color itself already rest of the outfit is full of my beloved black as you can see. Black leather jacket, black ripped jeans and black scarf, yes perfect.

So there you have my very festive (not really I know but let’s pretend okay?) outfit. Little bit something shiny with a pinch of chunky red. I know you will be blown away when I say this but yes, I didn’t find the christmas spirit through this outfit, so shocking I know.

xoxo

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Do it yourself: christmas wrapping paper

Do it yourself: christmas wrapping paper

I don’t know about you but I have never really loved the whole wrapping gifts part of christmas. I mean, I love buying the presents for my friends and family but when it comes to wrapping them I just suck. I have never had that artistic eye what you need to make the presents pretty. This year I came across this cute diy wrapping paper idea in pinterest and it looked so simple that I had to try it myself. Honestly I am so proud of how it turned out! The whole idea was so easy and festive, I am absolutely in love! And sharing is caring right so here comes the instructions how you can make it too:

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What you need:

  • Plain wrapping paper (I got brown and white but any color you desire works)
  • Acrylic paint or ink (I used green paint mixed with black ink and also some white paint)
  • Potatoes to use as a stamp
  • Gift tags
  • Fabric/curl ribbon
  • A stamp pad with some black ink (not necessary)

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Step one: Use a small knife to carve the stamp you desire into the potato. Christmas tree was really easy to make (just believe me as this comes from the person who happens to have zero artistic talent). Just draw a line of three triangles on paper and cut it out then use it as a base for your craving.

Step two: Dip your stamp into the paint and fill the plain wrapping paper with the stamps marks.

Step three: Make sure the paper is dry before wrapping your presents. Decorate them with whatever your heart desires. I used some cute fabric ribbons and small brown gift tags.

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And volà, that is how you do cute wrapping paper all by yourself! Hope this inspires someone to give it a try, it was so much fun and even little addicting. I found myself making more and more paper with different stamps haha!

Thank you for stopping by, I hope you have a lovely and festive rest of the week!

xoxo

allekirjoitus2

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Let’s admire my beauty advent calendar

Let’s admire my beauty advent calendar

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When I was a kid the most existing thing about christmas was the fact that every morning when you woke up you were allowed to eat a little piece of chocolate that came from your advent calendar. And now even though I am all adult and grown december is not december without a christmas advent calendar. I was planning on buying that good old chocolate calendar but then I came across this beauty and yes my friends, it was time to ditch the chocolate and switch the advent calendar game a little.

And honestly guys this calendar is such a game changer. I have never seen anything as beautiful and aesthetically pleasing. It’s so pretty that I seriously didn’t want to open the doors to ruin the look of it. But um, obviously I got over that hehe.

The calendar is by Finnish skincare brand Lumene. I have always loved their products because a) they have such a good quality b) all the ingrients are from finland and c) as i already said their products are so pleasing for the eye. They have relieved all the products that the calendar includes but I honestly want to be surprised when I open the boxes so all I know is that there is lots of skincare products and some beauty products.

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Behind the first door I got a glow boost drops that you are supposed to apply on your clean and fresh face. I have tried them once now, and holy moly the smell is absolutely amazing. Behind the second door I got a beautiful nail polish in the shade On the Beach. It’s such a nice soft pink color.

And that’s all I have opened so far. Please let me know if you would like to see a full review of all the 24 treats once I have tried them. Because I would be more than happy to do it yay.  Thank you for reading, hope you all have had a lovely start of december!

 

 

xoxo

allekirjoitus2

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