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Friday, 30 June 2017

Friday eve snack time

It's Friday night and I'm feeling fine. Going out with my girls tonight.. no, wait. No I'm not ! 
I'm happily sitting at home with a book on a sofa.
You know I've been trying to improve my eating game so here's what made tonight (instead of those Jaffa- cookies):


Potato flat bread with butter, cheese and salami + blueberries and this new sugar free soda from Vitamin Well. I was very, very surprised at how good this flavour tastes for I'm generally not a big fan of Apple + Ginger mix. Like a real old school soda but no calories or sugar. I'm going to need to stock this up !


Not a gourmet meal but this is real life,  xoxo

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Wednesday, 28 June 2017

My Tanning Tips

I know my style might not be instyle at the moment but I love LOVE sunbathing and I love being tanned. 
Let this be said now too that I have a very good skin, tanning wise. I don't get burned easily yet I tan pretty quickly and love the colour that I get. 


I dislike with pleasure self tanners for their smell and the fuss. Also the over tanned or under tanned hand/ fingers always look horrible. 
I go to solariums perhaps just the recommended maximum of ten times. 
And when the sun comes out so do I. 
Tanning takes a lot of work. Just laying there for hours can be very boring. 
Hence I take with me iPod, a book, sometimes a magazine as well, water, few things to eat, napkins, huge and soft towel. 

To prepare my skin for tanning I :
  • Exfoliate (minimum) the night before 
  • Shave (also minimum) the night before 
  • Moisturize well

I use very low spf, 6-10. I can not recommend these, low spf, to anyone else.
You better start with higher spf and then go lower if you see/ feel you're not getting tanned. 
My favourite brand at the moment is Bergasol dry oils, gives good protection leaving your skin silky soft without leaving an oily feeling and they also moisturize while you're tanning.  
I use the same product to my face also. Probably a big no no but that's how I use them.

After tanning and shower always use good after sun that's moisturizing and calming with aloe Vera for example. 

Täällä Suomessa on ollut suhteellisen surkeat kelit auringonottoon. Aiemmin mainitsin solariumin käytöstä niin voin suositella täällä Helsingissä 
Solarium Herttoniemeä https://www.facebook.com/solariumherttoniemi/ 
ma- pe 12-18 ja la 10-16
tai
 Manskulla https://www.facebook.com/Solarium-Mansku-231349240605108/
ma-pe 12-20 ja la 10-16

Molemmissa 1€/ 3min - 9€/ 27 min
Saat sirukortin, johon lataat arvoa ja saat aina ladatessasi +20% - huikea diili!
Manskulta löytyy myös seisomasokku, jota itse rakastan (ei painaumia).

Happy tanning, xoxo


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Tuesday, 27 June 2017

Food Diary week 25

I need to eat better and more. I eat too little good food and too much sugary stuff. That's why I decided to start a diary about what I eat during a whole week.
Feels super embarrassing to write everything down that I've eaten, maybe this will work. I'll have to pay more attention now.

Sorry to post this so late ! Enjoyed six days in Paris which will show, you'll see ;)

Monday
  • glass if sparkling wine
  • pizza with Fior di latte -mozzarella, tuna, onion, basil, pecorino romano, olive oil, lemon peel
  • latte
  • Jaffa (it's like Fanta but better)- soda 0,33l
  • salad with feta, spinach, aragula, cucumber, tomato, pomegranate, lenses and a slice of pita bread with hummus

Tuesday
  • latte
  • toast with avocado mayo, feta and turkey slices
  • cherry tomatoes and mozzarella with balsamico
  • cucumber
  • honey melon and pomegranate
  • bit of scrambled eggs with mozzarella and sun dried tomatoes
  • yogurt and granola
  • glass of Pommac (nonalcoholic sparkling soda)
  • half of a baguette with cream cheese (arlic & herbs), parmeggiano
  • energy drink 
  • half a bottle of sparkling rosé wine
Wednesday
  • latte
  • toast with avocado mayo, feta and turkey slices
  • cherry tomatoes and mozzarella with balsamico
  • cucumber
  • honey melon and pomegranate
  • bit of scrambled eggs with mozzarella and sun dried tomatoes
  • yogurt and granola
  • water
  • Twix bar
  • Piccolo bottle of Anna Codorniu sparkling wine
  • Peperoni pizza- slice
  • half of a baguette with mayo, chicken breast, eggs, tomato and lettuce
  • half of a pain au chocolate
  • tomato with mozzarella
  • baguette with butter
  • Rosé wine
Thursday
  • baguette with butter and gouda cheese
  • soya yoghurt
  • pasta with tomato sauce
  • Rosé wine 
  • bit of Panache (like a beer with lemon but not beer)
  • water
  • salad with spinach tomato, mozzarella, cucumber, cashew nuts and chicken breast
  • baguette with butter and cheese
  • Rosé wine
  • some baguette with butter and cheese
  • strawberries
  • blueberries
Friday
  • baguette with butter and gouda cheese
  • some strawberry yogurt
  • rice with chicken breast in coconut milk, cream, tomatoes
  • baguette and salty cheese
  • cantaloupe and watermelon
  • Rosé wine
  • water
  • salad with spinach, avocado, tomato, mozzarella, cucumber
  • baguette with butter and cheese
  • strawberries
  • blueberries
Saturday
  • baguette with butter and gouda cheese
  • some strawberry yogurt
  • pizza with tomato sauce, tuna and basil
  • some Lambrusco sparkling wine
  • water
  • latte
  • salad with lettuce, tomato, mozzarella, onion and avocado
  • baguette with salty cheese
  • Rosé wine
  • ice cream
  • Nicolas Feuillatte Champagne
Sunday
  • baguette with butter and gouda cheese
  • some strawberry yogurt
  • glass of Rosé wine
  • rice with grilled chicken breast and goose
  • Rosé wine
  • pain au chocolate
  • latte
  • mozzarella and tomato
  • cantaloupe and watermelon
  • Rosé wine
  • baguette with cheese
  • ice cream
Think I've had enough of baguette and Rosé for a while but I enjoyed eating salad twice a day- I'll try and keep that up, xoxo
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Wednesday, 21 June 2017

Ensimmäinen My Dayni

Ensimmäinen My Day video on tässä. Laittakaahan YouTubeen tai tänne kommentteja mitä tykkäsitte (tai jos ette), xoxo






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Monday, 19 June 2017

Food Diary week 24

I need to eat better and more. I eat too little good food and too much sugary stuff. That's why I decided to start a diary about what I eat during a whole week.
Feels super embarrassing to write everything down that I've eaten, maybe this will work. I'll have to pay more attention now.

Monday
  • latte
  • salad with feta, spinach, aragula, cucumber, tomato, pomegranate, lenses and a slice of pita bread with hummus
  • water
  • some chocolate cookies
  • Pink Panther smoothie from Jungle Juice (orange juice, banana and strawberries)
  • slice of pizza with tomato sauce, tuna, red onion and cherry tomato
  • small latte
  • half a bottle of Rosé champagne
  • tiny Coke from glass bottle
  • pita bread with salad, tomato, cucumber, falafel, halloumi + sweet potato chips
  • half a glass of Coke and Captain Morgan
Tuesday
  • latte
  • toast with avocado mayo, feta and turkey slices
  • cherry tomatoes and mozzarella with balsamico
  • cucumber
  • honey melon and pomegranate
  • bit of scrambled eggs with mozzarella and sun dried tomatoes
  • yoghurt and granola
  • four Skippers licorice pipes
  • pea protein pasta with pesto, cherry tomatoes, halloumi, avocado and chicken
  • half of a half baquette with cream cheese (garlic & herbs) and parmigiana reggiano
  • coke
  • chocolate cookies
  • latte
  • water
Wednesday
  • piece of baquette with cream cheese and parmigiano reggiano
  • energy drink
  • latte
  • water
  • salad with feta, spinach, aragula, cucumber, tomato, pomegranate, lenses and a slice of pita bread with hummus
  • three or four glasses of sparkling wine
  • energy drink
  • pizza with tuna, feta and pineapple
  • Moomin- soda
  • chocolate cookies
Thursday
  • latte
  • salad with feta, spinach, aragula, cucumber, tomato, pomegranate, lenses and a slice of pita bread with hummus
  • two small chocolate bars
  • smoothie with banana, strawberry & orange juice
  • glass of wine spritzer
  • two hamburgers with minced beef (10% fat), spinach, tomato, cucumber, parmesan
  • few glasses of coke
  • water
Friday
  • latte
  • salad with feta, spinach, aragula, cucumber, tomato, pomegranate, lenses and a slice of pita bread with hummus
  • burger with garlic mayo, chicken breast, lettuce and tomato + fries
  • half a bottle of sparkling
  • some popcorn
  • maybe some chocolate cookies
Saturday
  • latte
  • toast with avocado mayo, feta and turkey slices
  • cherry tomatoes and mozzarella with balsamico
  • cucumber
  • honey melon and pomegranate
  • bit of scrambled eggs with mozzarella and sun dried tomatoes
  • yoghurt and granola
  • some popcorn
  • white wine spritzer
  • pasta in cream sauce
  • energy drink
  • two small liquorice bars
  • two small chocolate bars
  • crisps with dip
  • coke
Sunday
  • latte
  • toast with avocado mayo, feta and turkey slices
  • cherry tomatoes and mozzarella with balsamico
  • cucumber
  • honey melon and pomegranate
  • bit of scrambled eggs with mozzarella and sun dried tomatoes
  • yoghurt and granola
  • white tea with milk
  • pancakes with strawberry jam
  • some chocolate cookies
  • coke
  • crisps with dip
A bit more salad than last week but still a lot sugar. I'm addicted.
Got any tips I'll be happy hear them. Looking forward to your comments,  xoxo
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Thursday, 15 June 2017

My new hair by Gyyli

My hair guru is Inka at Gyyli (https://www.gyyli.fi/), she has a strong visual idea on what to do so I leave all to her.


The before wasn't bad, just a bit over grown ombré/ balayage even though my previous appointment was six months ago. Inka decided that she'll update and freshen up the previous model by adding more light, especially near face, yet naturally aiming for sun kissed highlights. Due to only doing highlights the colouring isn't so taxing on hair which is why my hair is in a fab shape. Also seen as we haven't dyed my hair from the top/ roots the colour will look good longer vs dying the whole hair and always worrying about roots.

Cut wise my hair was even long, super heavy and thick. Inka only cut the worse parts of the length, about few centimeters and focused on layering the hair lighter and more airier.  


Inka and Gyyli are the same, it's her baby. She has highly skilled people working there and has selected everyone herself. Gyyli is a beautiful salon where you'll end up chatting to other customers and/ or the hairdressers after you're done. They have your fav gossip magazines ready at piles for you to feast your eyes before they're done making you gorgeous.

One thing that Inka said was that remember when you're at a hairdresser that the colour needs to look good even at wet when you come from the wash pit. It'll obviously lighten up when hair dries but if your hairdresser tells you "It'll be better when you wash it a few times" or "It'll tone down" or "After I've curled/ straightened your hair it'll be great" - not good.

You can see what I mean from this pic right?


Before and after side by side.


Annd 


Like come on !! <3

Some videos for you to feast your eyes on



More about Gyyli at https://www.gyyli.fi/
xoxo
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Tuesday, 13 June 2017

Food Diary week 23

I need to eat better and more. I eat too little good food and too much sugary stuff. That's why I decided to start a diary about what I eat during a whole week.
Feels super embarrassing to write everything down that I've eaten, maybe this will work. I'll have to pay more attention now.

I had a lot going on this week and forgot to write down Tuesday and Wednesday- Sorry !

Monday
  • rye bread with butter, cheese and salami
  • latte
  • salad with feta, spinach, aragula, cucumber, tomato, pomegranate, lenses and a slice of pita bread with hummus
  • spaghetti bolognaise
  • chocolate cookies
  • some candy
  • mini latte
  • potato flatbread with butter, cheese and salami
Tuesday
  • pita bread with salad, tomato, cucumber, falafel, halloumi + sweet potato chips
  • I don't remember ;(
Wednesday
  • latte
  • salad with feta, spinach, aragula, cucumber, tomato, pomegranate, lenses and a slice of pita bread with hummus
  • lemonade
  • I don't remember ;(
Thursday
  • half of rye bread with butter, cheese and salami
  • energy drink
  • piccolo bottle of sparkling champagne
  • Twix bar
  • blueberry juice
  • water
  • pizza with tuna and feta
  • glass of coke
  • Hell of a Nerve- smoothie from Joe&Juice (fläder, banana & strawberry)
  • two crispbreads (swedish surskorpor, finnish hapankorppu) with butter, feta and tomato
  • half a sub with tuna, cheese, lettuce, tomato, peppers and bit of mayo
  • coke
  • small bag of crisps
  • glass of white wine
  • glass of rosé wine
Friday
  • salad with chicken breast, avocado, cucumber, pepper, tomato, feta, broccoli and potato
  • water
  • bit of waffle with chocolate sauce and strawberries
  • latte
  • Delight protein bar
  • half a Rosé bottle
  • glass of sparkling wine
  • piece of lasagne with halloumi, tomato and champions
Saturday
  • rye bread with butter, cheese, tomato and cucumber
  • tea with milk
  • Hell of a nerve- smoothie
  • latte
  • roll with seeds and raisins with butter, lettuce, cheese, peppers and cucumber
  • glass of white wine
  • half of half baquette with butter, cheese, lettuce, pepper, tomato and cucumber
  • ball of lemon- lime sorbét
  • salad with feta, halloumi, pine nuts, tomato, pepper, cucumber
  • couple glasses of white wine
  • water
Sunday
  • rye bread with butter, cheese, tomato and pepper
  • bit of porridge with chia seeds and blueberries
  • tea with milk
  • water
  • latte
  • cinnamon roll
  • cider
  • pizza with champions, asparagus, arugola, parmesan, red onion and avocado/ pesto sauce instead of tomato sauce
  • tea with milk
  • banana
  • water
  • french fries
  • a bit of fanta
  • Twix bar
  • Bic Mac meal
Thursday to Sunday I was in Stockholm, I'll try n get the post out soon.
xoxo
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My hair care products & routine

I've genetically been blessed with a thick voluminous hair.
I try and wash my hair once a week only, I also try not to use hair sprays or dry shampoos too often.
I wash my hair in the evening so that'll dry during the evening or night time. I seldom use heat stylers like hair dryer or straighteners.
All hair that I have is my own, no fake hairs in this head.


Shampoos that I currently use are:


The one and only conditioner for me right now:


I apply the conditioner and then leave it on for a while. Then I, as gently as possible, 'brush' with my fingers so the conditioners goes everywhere. I also tilt my head upside down while doing so and leave the hair up in a bun.
I wash the conditioner off with my head upside down and with cold water- always. While rinsing I go through my hair to make sure it's smooth and I get all the products out.

During winter I spray this to towel dry hair and brush through.


If in need for curls and prefer them to stay then I use the Davines Curl Building serum. After which I put my ridiculous looking and feeling hair curler rolls on and sleep with them.
If I want the curls to stay, or if I'm going to straighten my hair I spray Biozells Styling spray.
If I want to protect my hair during blow dry I use Davines Melu hair shield, it's helps shorten the drying time too.


These are the ridic curling bars. They are hard, super uncomfy (especially for I sleep with them on) but they're the only ones I have at the moment.  I need about 12 of these, other wise the hair sections are too thick.


Greasiness level too high and need dry shampoo? I turn to one of these.


Got any questions I'd love to answer if I can !


xoxo
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Thursday, 8 June 2017

Mimí does makeup- natural makeup

My first ever makeup video is here !!
Please like and leave comments <3

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Tuesday, 6 June 2017

Food Diary week 22

I need to eat better and more. I eat too little good food and to much sugary stuff. That's why I decided to start a diary about what I eat during a whole week.
Feels super embarrassing to write everything down that I've eaten, maybe this will work. I'll have to pay more attention now.

Monday
  • rye bread with butter, cheese and salami
  • white tea with milk
  • Skyr-curd and blueberries
  • latte
  • some chocolate
  • some fruit candy
  • salad with chicken, mozzarella, cucumber, tomato, some seed (no idea what they were) and croutons
  • energy drink
  • McDonald's Bic Mac without onions, pickles, mac- sauce and with feast- sauce and fries + coke
  • water
Tuesday
  • rye bread with butter, cheese and salami
  • white tea with milk
  • Smoothie from Jungle  Juice called Pink panther with orange juice, strawberries and banana
  • pizza with tuna, parmesan and arugula
  • energy drink
  • protein powder mixed with water after boxing
  • Fafa's pita bread with falafel, halloumi, lettuce, cucumber, tomato + sweet potato fries
  • some chocolate cookies
  • water
Wednesday
  • rye bread with butter, cheese and salami
  • white tea with milk
  • energy drink
  • oven made potatoes with rosemary + chicken nuggets + cucumber + tomato 
  • toast with avocado mayo and feta and turkey slices
  • small portion of yoghurt + muesli
  • small portion of scrambled eggs with tomato + sun dried tomato + mozzarella
  • some grapes and pomegranate + slice of watermelon
  • few cherry tomatoes + mozzarella
  • latte
  • popcorn
  • candy
  • coke
  • white tea with milk
Thursday
  • latte
  • mozzarella, tomato + avocado
  • some candy
  • McDonald's Bic Mac without onions, pickles, mac- sauce and with feast- sauce and fries + coke
  • energy drink
  • white tea with milk
  • potato flatbread with butter, cheese and salami
  • chocolate cookies
Friday
  • latte
  • rye bread with butter, cheese and salami
  • latte
  • toast with avocado mayo and feta and turkey slices
  • half a bottle of sparkling wine
  • Bacardi Breezer orange
  • Kebab with fries
  • coke
  • water
Saturday
  • rye bread with butter, cheese and salami
  • white tea with milk
  • energy drink
  • Caesar salad with croutons, sliced chicken breast in tomato sauce, cheese bread/ bun
  • pizza with tuna, feta and pineapple
  • Moomin- soda
  • energy drink
  • water 
Sunday
  • rye bread with butter, cheese and salami
  • latte
  • spicy chicken, some salad, cheese bread/ bun
  • two licorice bars
  • two chocolate bars
  • energy drink
  • possibly a litre of white wine
  • McDonald's Bic Mac without onions, pickles, mac- sauce and with feast- sauce and fries + coke
  • water
This week I was super busy and didn't plan my eatings well so ended eating out and fast food ( alot !!). I feel like I'm super bloated and I didn't sleep well/ enough either + the alcohol amounts.. Haha not hard to know what to improve from this.

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Thursday, 1 June 2017

My day as a Stylists' Assistant

I have wondered and marveled the lives of stylists and their assistants.
Well, I thought, why don't I call one of my friends and see if I could be her assistant?
She said: " Yessss !"

Meri Milash is style aficionado; stylist + makeup + hairdresser. Got a super cool own style and generally an awesome person to hang out with.


We headed to shops;  Meri had a list of the models sizes, what was the theme and what we needed to get. You need to have plenty of options because you'll never know what you'll need. 
Who wouldn't love shopping?
Actually it can be a bit tricky when you're trying to find something very specific, like in this case orange and dark blue pillow covers + cups to match the companys colours.
The customer was Kiinko, a company that offers real estate education- read more here http://www.kiinko.fi/

It's a norm for stylists to have their own selection of clothes but it's impossible to have everything for every size and theme. Hence, the shopping.
Some items you keep for future projects and some you just loan for the shoot.

We found clothes from shops and from Meris archives but for the pillow cases we had to head out to Ikea. You go as far as you have just to get what you need.

On Monday we, the photographer, lightguy, makeup- artist Satu Arvo, client, models, Meri & I met at the Musiikkitalo (Helsinki Music Centre)- read more here https://www.musiikkitalo.fi/fi




Had quarters at a foyer where we spread out our clothes, makeup and some snacks.


Me & Meri checked out what clothes each model would wear and I started steaming the chosen items.
After that I was trusted with an artsy task of taping the shoes soles, so they wouldn't get dirty.
I could have done that on Saturday instead of watching Catfish but you know I work best under pressure.


Shot inside the Musiikkitalo and outside too.



We met at 9 and finished at around 5pm, had an hour lunch at 1pm and coffee flew freely.


Packed up clothes and shoes, different bags for loan clothes and different ones for Meris own ones. With the steamer and ironer, oh yes I forgot I ironed the pillow cases haha, we moved a strong four full Ikea bags force.


The next day I helped Meri to return the loaned clothes, and now I'm left waiting when I'll get to play her assistant again.

Thank you to Meri, who trusted enough in me to take me with, and to the client Kiinko !

All pictures by me.



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