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Hello you lovely people, I am alive and well if anyone has wondered haha. I am really loving my new blog base and I prefer it over wordpress. But I still miss my fellow bloggers here. I can’t follow wordpress blogs through my new blog and it sucks. So today I will be stalking a  lot of you for sure just to get up to date about all of your amazing blogs and lives around them.

My blog is exactly the same, I post about lifestyle just like I did here so it would mean the world to me if you checked out my blog. If you want to subscribe you can leave your email to my subscribe box.  Aaaaand if you want to see me rambling more about this outfit check out my new blog post !

Also before I go, I was wondering should I link my new blog posts here always when I publish them or is it waste of time? I don’t know.

xoxo

Jasmin

My high-end beauty products | Are they worth the money?

My high-end beauty products | Are they worth the money?

High-end beauty products are usually thought as the products of better quality. And that’s a shame because there are lot of products out there with such a huge price but bad quality. Drugstore products are usually just as good as high-end beauty products. For example I own quite a few Chanel lipsticks but do they differ from Maybelline, well not much at least. Chanel’s packaging is beautiful and yes overall they look expensive but the product is just as good as Maybelline’s. But don’t get me wrong I do love the feeling when I spend money for makeup and get such an amazing quality in return. I do own quite a few high-end beauty products and I would die for some of them but some were just waste of money. So in this post we are gonna take a look at my top three high-end beauty products and then three products that are not worth the money in my opinion. Shall we start?

Oh and by the way, I consider all the products that are not sold in Finnish drugstores as high-end products. I know that some of  you probably don’t see all of these brands as high-end beauty brands.

Not worth the money

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First let me introduce you a Photo Finish Foundation Primer by Smashbox. I really want to like this product but I just don’t. I feel like it does absolutely nothing, there is no difference in my skin when I wear it. And even though it’s supposed to be oil free, my skin still feels oily after I apply it. It’s weird I know.

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Next on my not worth the money list is Hoola Bronzing Powder by Benefit. I also really wanted to love this product when I bought it because a) everyone said so many good things about it and b) I absolutely love Benefit in overall. But this just wasn’t for me. The shade was so orange that I couldn’t use it. No matter how little I applied it, it just didn’t look good on my skin. But I guess that’s just my pale skin and I am pretty sure this product works for other skin tones better.

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And last on the list is this gorgeous Naked 2 palette by Urban Decay. And as much as I love love love the shades, they fall out SO much it’s not even funny. I have tried all tips and tricks to help the fall out but no there is always big amount of shimmer on my cheeks. It’s very frustrating. I know other make up brands make similar palettes for better prices and their quality is much better. I for example have switched to morphie because their palettes are bigger, better and there is so little fall out if any.

Definitely worth the money

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Now first on my ‘definitely worth the money’ list is Mac lip products. Especially their matte lipsticks, but I also do love their lip pencils as well. I think that everyone who have ever tried Mac can agree that these are absolutely amazing. The shades are stunning and there is a colour for everyone. Also the lipsticks and especially their lip pencils are very long lasting (as good as a lipstick can be) and so creamy on the lips. My ultimate favourite shade is velvet teddy.

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Since the Hoola bronzer wasn’t a perfect match for my skin I had to move on and find another one. It took me a while before I got my hands on this beauty by Too Faced. It’s their Soleil Matte Bronzer in shade milk chocolate. The shade is perfect soft brown which doesn’t look orange at all on my face. Oh and how long lasting it is… Just perfect in every way.

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And last but not least on my must have list is this stunning Becca highlight in shade Moonstone. This is for sure one of my best purchases ever, I am absolutely in love with it. It gives such a perfect shine for my face with such a good pigment, it doesn’t look tacky or glitter-ish. I definitely recommend this if you are ready to put little more money on a highlight, it’s worth it.

So there you have my little list of favourite high end products and then not so much favourites haha. I have so many others I would and would not recommend but maybe next time. Let me know if you have tried any of these products and what you think of them! Until next time.

xoxo

allekirjoitus2

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Some honest thoughts featuring the perfect breakfast

Some honest thoughts featuring the perfect breakfast

Hello you, yes you who still read my blog or you who just happen to stop by.  I haven’t been active for a month now and I know it’s bad but I think I really needed this little break. I was busy with work, I travelled a little around Europe, I studied for upcoming school applications and I went to few concerts. I first thought that I had lost my interest for this blog in general because no matter how busy I was I always managed to make time to write. It took me few weeks to realise what really was holding me back and I am so glad that it hit me.

I was so busy that I didn’t have time to be active and read other bloggers posts which made me think that ‘if I am not active no one will return the favour’. It drove me to a circle where I kept telling myself that I can’t post anything before I have read all the blog posts from others and been ‘active’ in wordpress. Blogging had became more of a thing that I had to do than just a hobby that I loved. It was all just because of the stress over stats.

I took some time to clear my head which is why I was gone for so long. I kept taking pictures and coming up with new idea for blog posts but I just couldn’t write. Now that I have reminded myself that I am not doing this to get comments, likes or activity in general I think I am ready to come back. I am doing this for myself and because I love it. I love fashion and trends, food, beauty and travelling and this is my perfect escape from reality. It’s great if someone actually enjoys reading my outcome but most importantly I want to be happy with it. And that’s what I will keep in mind now.

Now to make sure this blog post isn’t just full of ramblings, lets take a moment to admire my delicious breakfast. Me and my friend wanted to go have a good but aesthetic breakfast together. And Helsinki is full of pretty places where you can get good food so we decided to go to one of our favourite spots, Paulig Kulma. Definitely recommend that place, it’s full of vegan and gluten free snacks, and they make such a good coffees. My favourite is their raw hot chocolate. Their breakfast included a croissant with some jam, one drink from their list and two dishes from the breakfast menu. I chose mango overnight oats and matcha pancakes with some strawberries and syrup. It was delicious!

After the upcoming summer my blog will turn two and it’s safe to say that I am not going anywhere, this is only the beginning. And besides everyone has these moments when they doubt everything. Thank you for reading and understanding, see you in my next blog post (which goes up tomorrow)!

xoxo

allekirjoitus2.

OOTD: My go-to outfit

OOTD: My go-to outfit

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We all have those few pieces in our wardrobe that we just find ourselves reaching towards over and over again. Maybe they are our safe choices when we don’t have any inspiration or maybe they just perfectly represent our style. For me this look fits into both of those boxes. It’s something that I go for when I don’t know what else to wear and at the same time I feel very me in this outfit.

When I think about my style in general I know for sure that I am dress and skirt kinda girl. I mean I do love jeans but dresses and skirts are the ones that I constantly reach for. This grey dress is my newest addition to my wardrobe. I will say with no shame that I have basically lived in it since I bought it. It’s really casual and comfy. And as you all know by now comfy is what I always seek for with my outfits. When I was trying the dress on I already pictured how good it would look with this biker jacket and surprise surprise now they basically walk hand in hand in my wardrobe.

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Shop my look: Dress – Mango | Jacket – Zara | Hat – Carlings | Shoes – Timberland

And few more things. This outfit is in general my current go-to look, yes. But also all these pieces individually are something that I find myself wearing all the time. I usually  do match the jacket and dress together but the hat, oh the hat is something that goes with everything. I am not joking, I am obsessed with this hat. It took me forever to find original Brixton hat and now once I found it I can’t stop wearing it. Same goes with these Timberland shoes, I love love love them.

This is what I go for right now but after few months I will probably have something new to wear over and over again. Thank you for reading and I hope you have a chilled easter/weekend!

Do you have a specific go-to piece or outfit in your wardrobe? Let me know.

xoxo

allekirjoitus2

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10×10 outfit challenge | Spring edition

I have seen this challenge going around for a while and it really caught my interest. The idea is to pick ten pieces from your wardrobe and mix them into ten outfits that you use each for one day for ten days. This challenge is such a great way to get creative with your wardrobe and for me it just came as a perfect opportunity to style my clothes in ways that I normally wouldn’t. And also I got to kick my comfort zones ass a little, hah.

So now before get into the challenge here are the ground rules/instructions for you who have never heard of this but you got just as pumped for it as I did:

  1. Pick 10 pieces from your wardrobe (accessorizes etc. are not included, I for example did not include my hat, watch and tights into my ten pieces)
  2. Style those ten items into ten different looks
  3. Use ten days to do it
  4. Have fun and don’t take it too seriously, this is a great chance to get creative!

Obviously rules are made to be broken so don’t take them too seriously just like I didn’t. Now let’s take a look at my ten pieces I chose for this challenge and then, I will introduce the ten outfits I came up with after lots and lots of planning yay!

2 pair of shoes,  3 tops + a cardigan, 2 bottoms and a dress

Outfit 1 and 2

Outfit 3 and 4

Outfit 5 and 6

Outfit 7 and 8

Outfit 9 and 10

 

So there you have my ten outfits. I am pretty happy how they turned out. I could have been more creative and maybe could have tried to get out of my comfort zone more but this was a good start. And I loved doing this whole challenge so look forward to another one once summer comes.

Ps. Let me know which were your favourite looks and clothing combos!!  Also sorry for such a horrible lightning and editing, I tried but the sun just wasn’t on my side. 

xoxo

allekirjoitus2

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My 6 winter to spring wardrobe must haves

We are already on the third month of the year which should mean spring knocking on the door but no, at least here where I live temperatures are all over the place. Few weeks ago I was sure that spring would come soon and now all of sudden it feels like I am living in Antarctic. It’s SO cold, about -20°C and I am not even exaggerating. So since the weather can’t be trusted and spring seems to be far away still I thought I could share my current wardrobe must haves. A girl needs some key items in her wardrobe to rescue from the coldness right?

1. Big and cozy scarf

Scarves are a must have during any season basically. I either throw it over shoulders carelessly (at least I am trying okay hah) or just wrap multiple times to fight the coldness. I wouldn’t survive a day in the cold without something to wrap around my neck, it’s just the truth.

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2. Ankle boots to the rescue from snow

If I could I would wear sneakers all around the year, but sadly these days just always come when the ground is frozen and there is too much snow. And when these days come ankle boots are the ones I turn to, they are perfect for any weather really. They keep my feet warm when it’s cold and when it rains they protect my lil toes from getting wet. These are the kinda shoes that everyone needs in their wardrobe.

3. The cosiest and warmest sweater

Everyone needs that one sweater that feels like you have your cozy and warm blanket from bed wrapped around you. And by one I mean like at least five obviously, oops. I am a sweater kinda person (but who isn’t). They are the must have of all must haves in my closet during winter and spring too. Because lets just face it – warm sweater goes with any kind of weather. You can wear either light jacket or warm coat with it, you can match a pretty skirt or jeans with it, anything goes.

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4. Smart  trousers

In my opinion jeans are overrated. They won’t keep my legs warm when it’s cold and the coziness is nothing compared to trousers. And cold weather is all about coziness right?

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5. Brixton hat

This is a trend that has been around for a while now and I am pretty sure that it’s here to stay. It took me forever to get my hands on a brixton styled hat and finally after long search I got one to add in my wardrobe. It has become my go to headwear, I rarely wear beanies anymore since this one warms my head just as much! I can’t wait for the weather to get little more warm so I could style this with everything that I have in mind hehe.

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6. The neutral handbag that goes with everything

And last but not least, a handbag. This is one of these things that you do need all year around but I find myself reaching for this specific one more during cold seasons. It’s just the perfect add for the classy look that I seek for. When it’s summer and warm, I am more carefree and backpack kind of girl.

So there you have my six wardrobe must haves during this confusing weather. All these pieces work during winter but also when it gets little warmer, which I can’t wait for. I am sick of all the layers.

What are your current wardrobe must haves?

xoxo

allekirjoitus2

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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