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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

Something exciting is happening – my blog is moving

Hello you lovely people. I don’t know how to put this to words really so let’s just blurt it okay? My blog is moving. I am nervous and stressed but at the same time so happy and excited.  I have been working for this change for a long time now and finally all the pieces are coming together. My time with WordPress has come to an end, it offered me a great base for (almost) two years but now I feel like I need change and well, upgrade. Nouw is offering so much better deal than WordPress and in overall I feel like that site is more full of blogs, content and people similar to me.

Nothing else is changing really expect my site address which is nouw.com/ughmango for now. My own domain is still on it’s way. My content will be same as it has been: fashion, beauty and so much more.

I hope you all understand and give a chance for my ‘new’ blog which you can also follow (wink wink), and please note that you don’t have to be a member in now to be able to follow me. I will be following lots of you via e-mail, so no worries you won’t get rid of me.

I guess that is all I wanted to say. Thank you so much for everyone who has been part of my blogging journey here, I hope all the best for you and I hope to see you in my new blog too. Now it’s time for my new adventure! Cheers!

Jasmin

Please check out my new blog post where I talk about fanny bags https://nouw.com/ughmango/fanny-bags-are-back-back-again-34145892

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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Three ingredient oatmeal banana cookies

Three ingredient oatmeal banana cookies

I am one of those people who really want to live and eat healthy but I can’t go long without the need of something sweet. For those weak moments I have collected quite a few healthy recipes to take away the cravings. These banana oatmeal cookies are the ones I have found myself reaching towards for a lot lately so I thought why not share them with you lovely bunch!

I know these include dark chocolate so probably not everyone consider these as healthy snacks but I always use a chocolate that contains at least 80% cacao. It’s better than milk chocolate at least hehe. Well enough rambling, let’s get into the easiest recipe you have ever seen!

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Ingredients

  • Two ripe bananas
  • 100g dark chocolate
  • 2½ dl gluten free oats (all-purpose and whole wheat oats work too)

Method

Using fork, smash the bananas in a large bowl. The batter doesn’t have to be smooth, there can be blobs of bananas. Then roughly chop the dark chocolate using a knife. Add dark chocolate and oats to the smashed banana batter and mix them together.

Make about twelve round balls out of the cookie batter and place them on a baking sheet. Gently press down each ball so it flattens into a round disc. The cookies won’t spread during baking so there does not have to be much space between them.

Bake the cookies in 200 degrees for 10-15 minutes and enjoy!

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And there you have the easiest and quickest recipe of delicious and healthy little banana oatmeal cookie snacks. I hope you like them as much as I do!

xoxo

allekirjoitus2

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