Thursday, March 28, 2013

Outfit post - Ashes and dreams

Finally we got lucky and for the past I would say 2 weeks for sure
we had sunny days, every day! Finally the Spring is here and the snow
has almost melted away which makes me super happy. Almost half a year
long winter is going bye-bye!!
I was so happy to get my new sunnies out for a walk today. They also
served well to cover my "no make up" face this morning while I was
walking to the gym.
I have signed up for 1 month to go to the gym because I felt that I needed
to do something to get my condition better and feel more healthy in general.
Also, I'm being a mental support to my husband which has also signed up, so
now we're working out together and it's always fun to do things in pair, than

Tomorrow is the last day of my exhibition and I'm very much pleased with
the outcome. Lots of people came to visit in past month from different parts
of Finland and also from Italy, Russia, Venezuela, etc.
It's a bittersweet feeling to close the exhibition, but nothing beats the surreal
feeling of knowing that there're people which will have my art work hanging
on the walls of their homes as of tomorrow! I'm so grateful for this!

Next stop New York in August, but before that I'm going to have at least 2
new photo shoots.

Have a great beginning of the weekend, since tomorrow is already a non working

I'm wearing: Boots - Steve Madden, Jeans - Tiger of Sweden, Top - Zara,
Bag - Rebecca Minkoff, Scarf - Esprit, Coat - Tommy Hilfiger, Jewelry - Accessorize,
Sunnies - House of Harlow 1960

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Interior inspiration

Every spring I feel pretty much the same, just like bears, I 'wake up
from long winter's sleep and I start feeling the need to change and rearrange
things as mentally also in my living space. We were supposed to move to
the new apartment end of this year, but that's not going to happen since the
building in which we were planning to move in, isn't going to be built at all.
So for  now I'm happy rearranging the current flat.
There's still so much to clean and throw away/ give away, but I'll get there :)
Here're some lovely interior inspiration photos which definitely give me some
ideas for my own place.

Saturday, March 23, 2013

Insta diary

Hello everyone!
I hope that you're having a nice Saturday evening. My Saturday was 
lovely. I would like to wish a super very happy birthday to my MOM!! 
She turned 54 today and she actually looks and acts as if she would be 45. 
I hope to look as good as she does when I turn 54 one day :) 
Here's an Insta diary and you can follow me on Instgram daily HERE!! 

                                                    got this perfume to get me ready for Spring :)

on the way to an interview

published interview

rewarding myself with yummy pizza

and new Winter Kate dress

visiting scientific center Heureka with my sister

window shopping

mornings are best when they start with 
view like this one 

or fresh salad like this one :)

my very first cover :)

I love this man!

Saturday treats - movies, popcorn and cupcake 

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Outfit post - Girl on fire

Hello everyone and happy Tuesday!
The sun is shining in my city and that makes me very happy.
I wish that all of the snow would melt away already so that
I can finally start jogging and go walking outside without my heavy
winter boots and huge coat on.
Seems like spring is being very late this year, so it makes me even more
impatient :P

Even though spring isn't really outside on the street it is in my flat and
inside my head. I have done and still am doing some spring cleaning so
it feels nice that now there's space for new things at home and in my life.

This morning I went with my sister to scientific center in my city called
Heureka where they have very interesting exhibition "Body works".
Lots of amazing things were on display that I was truly amazed to see and
learn more about our bodies, organ functions and similar.
Even though I have learned all of this back in the school days, but it's been
quite some time ago since then, so it was very interesting to see the exhibition.

On the other note, I've been already gathering new ideas for the next photo shoots.
I need some more material for NYC in August and after that I will start shooting
material for the new solo exhibition.
No resting for me and I love it :)

Have a beautiful day!

I'm wearing: Shoes - Stuart Weitzman, Shirt & necklace - Zara, Jacket - Asos,
Bag - Mango, Cardigan - COS, Jeans - New Yorker, Ring - HOH1960

Monday, March 18, 2013

Beauty products - new in

Here's a beauty post about products that I have purchased in last two weeks.
Some of the products ( most of them ) I have never used before and
some of them are repurchased items.

Some products which I have never used before, I did try out now for
couple of days and some of them I'm going to try today/ tomorrow since they
were bought this morning.

Let's start with Spring Cherry shower gel and moisturizing gel by L'OCCITANE.

These two products were on my wish list for couple of weeks and after finishing
my previous bath products also by L'Occitane I have decided to go back to the
store today and purchase these 2 products.
So far I can only tell that they smell beautiful and very light (discrete).
They will be perfect for the upcoming Spring, can't wait to use them.
My previous experiences with L'Occitane bath products are all positive. Washing gels
and body lotions are leaving my skin silky and smelling wonderfully throughout the day.

Next onto Double Serum by CLARINS and Cleansing Foam by LUMENE LAB.

I have heard many girls rave about Clarins' Double Serum, I have read numerous reviews
online so I just had to go and get one for myself.
I have used it only couple of times now, so I can't yet tell how good it is, but I can tell that you
can apply it either in the morning and/ or at evening, you can also use it on your neck and
then apply moisturizer.
It has 20 plant extracts and it "promises" to reduce the wrinkles, make pores smaller and
visibly make skin younger.
Let's see how it will work for me, I'll update you on this product sometime later on.

Lumene is the most famous finnish beauty products name. I was very impressed to know
that even girls that are not finnish and are living outside Finland have heard of Lumene and
are using their products.
This is the first time I'm trying this brand and only because I got very interested in their
new line of products especially "designed" by the best finnish lab scientist and are available
only in selected pharmacies.
I have used this foam only once and so far I really love how it feels on my skin.
This product is paraben free, mineral oils and synthetic colorants free.

I went to LUSH store this morning as well and after positive experience with Ro's Argan
body conditioner and Lemony flutter scrub for nails, I have decided to check some new
products and I bought face mask Mask of magnaminty and Sweetie Pie jelly bath/ shower
wash. Lovely lady at Lush store gave me some samples of soaps and my favorite one is
Egg Hunt, it smells heavenly :)
I have heard all the best about Mask of magnaminty and can't wait to try it out tonight,
as well as Sweetie Pie so I'll keep you updated on these products as well!

Next and last products for this post are ESTE LAUDER's Idealist Pore minimizing serum
and CLARINS' Instant Light - natural lip perfector.

Estee Lauder's Idealist is product I'm very much pleased with. I've been using it before and
this is my 2nd bottle. I have seen improvements in my skin and it feels very light on my
skin when I put it on, it "soaks" immediately. It's citrusy scent always refreshes me in the morning :)

Clarins' lip perfector is actually just a tester which I got when I bought a present
for my mom, so I will definitely go back to the Clarins counter and buy this in the normal size
since I absolutely love this product. It smells great, it gives my lips beautiful nude/ pink color,
moisturizes them and is not sticky which I hate about the lip glosses for instance.
Definitely worth trying out if you're interested in this product!

Friday, March 15, 2013

Instagram diary!!

It's crazy how times flies by so fast!? It's already Friday and
the weekend is almost here. I have planned some nice things to
do this weekend and I'm looking forward to it :)
Here're bits and pieces of my life in the past week or two, captured through
Instagram. Follow me HERE!!!

                                                   gallery window with my name on it :)


inside the gallery

my usual breakfast, YUM!

walking over the frozen sea

true that!!

IKEA trip with the little one

women's day flowers

beauty haul

new photo equipment haul, YAY!!

some lunches that I ate

Starbucks moment :)

some DVDs I have watched/ will watch

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