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

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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

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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

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OOTD: Got those street style vibes

OOTD: Got those street style vibes

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What does street style even mean? A specific style of fashion that is inspired by urban street people or just simply a type of fashion that is personal to you. Who knows. I guess everyone can define it themselves but for me this outfit was screaming street style. Because after all I was wandering around the streets wearing them clothes looking oh so stylish (sarcasm? yes). Haha.

I don’t know why I am so obsessed with red right now but I can’t stop myself from buying new beautiful pieces that have at least a pinch of red in it. Maybe it’s because red is one of the colors during christmas, or maybe I have finally jumped out of my comfort zone which was filled with neutral colors, who knows. The point is: Red all the way and I’m lovin’ it!

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Sweater – Zara // Jacket – Zara // Skirt – Zara // Hat – Brixton // Shoes – Adidas 

I first thought that I couldn’t match red with anything else than black & white but look at me trying to add the pinch of color with that blue denim skirt. It’s a little bit too big for me but I loved the pearl details of it too much so I just couldn’t leave it to the store. Now since the cold weather is here and I have huge urge to wear oversized sweaters and everything comfy in general it being slightly too big works just fine. I can sneakily hide all the extra fabric underneath it.

And what comes to black & white, I think my black Brixton hat is a perfect match for red. It’s something that you see on the streets a lot these days and no wonder why as it’s simply just so gorgeous. And to have more black on my outfit I added black tights and a leather jacket. And then last but not least the pinch of white that was necessary: my Adidas sneakers. I will stick to them until there is snow on the ground and my feet will freeze.

xoxo

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Let’s talk editing – How I edit my pictures

Every now and then I get comments where people compliment me for the good quality of my pictures, and oh how happy it makes me because as you fellow bloggers know creating content that you are happy with takes a lot of time. When it comes to photographing we all know there are a lot of small things that matter such as lightning and backgrounds. But as much as I want to give the credit for my amazing camera and photographing skills in general most of the time I need to do little editing to make the photos look the way I want them to. Even though I am no professional I am pretty happy with the way my pictures turn out so a little guide to editing won’t harm anyone right?

Oh and before we start here is a link to my older blog post where I shared some tips about crafting beautiful pictures. It gives a good base for taking pictures before actual editing.  

I have few so called go-to apps that I always turn to. What app I use depends on how much editing the picture needs, if I am lucky enough I have a picture with perfect lightning and mostly clean background (like the one above). All I have to do is fix composition a little. At the (oh so happy) moments like these I use few tools from picsart:

Perspective: Sometimes the angles and camera distance distort the view so with this tool I can straighten the picture and fix the wrong angles.

Straighten: And then there are times when the picture/the ground/the walls etc are just completely out of control and you need proper straightening.

Crop: I always use this tool, because firstly I want to crop all the unnecessary parts out of the photo and secondly, I want all my pictures to be from same distance when I add them to a blog post.

Clone: Last but not least, my savior. This tool is a little tricky and I honestly don’t know how to explain it properly but let’s just say it can fade away anything that you don’t like to see in your picture. (Do you notice what I edited out from the first picture?)

Then there are times that I have done all the editing above but the picture is still not pleasing my eye, I mean the lightning is just horrible so snapseed is the app I go to.

Brush – dodge and burn: This tool is my lifesaver number two. I just gently brush over the whole picture with my finger to fix the lightning and brightness.

Brush – saturation and temperature: These two tools are perfect to fine tune and fix the color balance. For example if the picture is little too cold and the tones are blue just add more warth and vola.

Selective: This is also a easy way to balance the lightning. Just select the dark point on the picture and desaturate the brightness to as high as needed. It’s also a great tool to lower the brightness if you have too bright spots in your picture.

And then of course there are these pictures with messy backgrounds. Little imperfections don’t bother everyone but I personally prefer my pictures to be as clean as possible. So snapseed is the app for that sort of editing too:

Healing: This tool works like heaven, all you have to do is press the small imperfection you don’t want in your picture and it fades away. Of course it won’t work for big imperfections as the brush you are allowed to use here is quite small. But when you have something ugly and big in your picture that you want gone turn to clone tool that I mentioned earlier.

So that is my little guide to editing, hope it wasn’t too messy and unclear! How do you edit your pictures and what apps do you use? Thanks for reading lovely people!

xoxo

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