Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Feeling Good ♥

Hi lovelies,


How are you all this Wednesday? ♥


I'm enjoying my day in the clean apartment, washing laundry, watching some Gossip Girl - and of course blogging. We spent the whole weekend, as mentioned in the previous post, with my parents, so if you've felt I've been MIA lately, that's the reason. This weekend will be a bit different as I'll be spending it once again more or less with the boys - and where my boys are, there's always some action. :) 


Today's post is a bit longer than usually, but I hope you're okay with it. I won't make a habit of this long posts. Unless you would like that, of course. :D 


You know how I've been saying that my fiance spoils me? Case in point is this lovely lunch we had a couple of weeks ago (I'm sorry my pictures come a bit behind, but that keeps my blog rolling without long breaks... So it's better this way, right?) in a lovely French-ish restaurant. He just insisted on buying me a lunch, and we decided to try a place we hadn't been in yet.


Here's a few shots from our lunch that day:

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Doesn't the food look amazing? I loved it so, so much. Especially the crème brûlée. It's my weakness. :D And then he has the guts to say he doesn't have the money to treat me like a princess... I think he does, though. ♥

I think I mentioned our trip to Helsinki a while ago? I didn't take really loads of photos there - still photo shy, which is silly. But what I have from there is these pictures of an outfit I for shopping. It's very casual, but I hope you like it anyways. ;)

Outfit of the day

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Tunic top: H&M
Leopard print jeans: H&M (sales find)
Ballet flats: Skopunkten
Peacock feather earrings: a gift from a reader/fellow blogger Dian ♥
Black bangle: Nelly.com
Gold bracelets: Nelly.com
Skull bracelet: Gina Tricot
Red leopard bangle: Bijou Brigitte

So the leopard print is slowly sneaking from my manicures into my wardrobe... Oops. Obsessed much? :D Anyway, this outfit was great for shopping, as it is very casual and easygoing, and comfortable for every Summer weather. It actually started raining while we were taking the pictures, though it doesn't really show on the pictures. I'm still completely in love with layering the bracelets/bangles, and I believe that's something that'll never quite go away. :D Maybe it shouldn't, though. 

How do you like my shopping outfit? Do you have any obsession comparable to the leopard one of mine?

Today, if you like my manicures, you'll be glad about this post. I have two manicures for you! Yay!

Manicures of the day

The first manicure is my attempt to create a matte mani with glossy tips. It didn't go quite as I planned, but that might be because my black polish had dried out a bit - which reminds me, I gotta buy a new one for the manicure challenge. ;) I also apologize for the bad pictures, I was having a hard time shooting this one at all. 

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The second one, on the other hand, is one of my favorite manicures ever. Being a French mani with mint and leopard print, what else could it be than fabulous? See for yourselves!

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The girls at work totally loved this manicure, which made me very happy because I had never before drawn leopard print myself - I always use the Konad stamping set. But it wasn't an option for this mani, so...

What do you think about the two manicures here? Like them?

I'm happy to tell you, that with the next post, you'll be getting into my 31-day manicure challenge action. ;) I've posted all but one to IG already, but for the ones not having the app, you'll see them here starting from the day after tomorrow. :) I hope I can inspire you with the manicures coming up!

Now, I need to fix my face for work and get a few other things done - like eating. 

I hope you'll have a lovely week! ♥

Blog ya later,

xoxo

Johanna


P.S. I just wrote a little post to the Made by Me site, featuring a pair of glammed up sneakers... Go see it, now!  ;)

30 comments:

  1. Oh my god ! You're a manicure genius ! The first one makes me think to the french painter Pierre Soulages, who only use black in his paintings.
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    1. Interesting :) And thanks, I don't see myself as a genius, but I'm really happy you like my art ;)

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  2. It was really nice to read this post, dear! This food look so delicious! And I love the black manicure. It's super stylish :)

    Kisses.

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    1. Thank you so much, Polly. That's very nice to hear :)

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    1. Thank you, I really think so too :)

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  4. I love all the leopard print you have going on here, especially that manicure! So cool!

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    1. I really can't resist leopard nowadays - I can't believe I used to hate it few years ago :D

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  5. Johanna, you have the best fiancee! When you have a man that can cook, you have a really good man. Not only can he cook good, but the presentation of it is amazing. I thought you two were in a restaurant. So kudos to him! Animal print is still very in. I'm seeing lots of it for Fall again! So you're right on point. Thanks for your kind comments. The weather has been so violent lately.
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    1. Hehe, dear, we were in a restaurant. But he still knows how to cook some meals, I'm doing my best to teach him ;)

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  6. You are having the best food! that creme brulee looks yummy, my weakness too!

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  7. This is awesome! I love the nails, both the noir and the leopard are awesome. And a guy who can cook.....I am jealous! The tunic looks great and I hope you are enjoying your summer.

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    1. Hehe, my love likes to spoil me rotten :D I am enjoying the Summer, and I hope you are as well ;) ♥

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  8. Toi musta manikyyri on kyllä hieno! Ja ihanalta näyttää herkut, creme brulee on herkkua, namnamnam!

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    1. Pitää syksymmällä tehdä siistimpi versio, tuon sutaisin normiteipin kanssa koska manikyyritarrat olivat karkuteillä :D

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  9. Sounds like you've been having a great time recently. The food looks so delicious and I love your outfit. The printed trousers look so good!

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    1. Thank you, Sherin dear. ♥ Yes, I've had good times recently ;)

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  10. the pictures of the food are mouth watering!!!

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    1. Aren't they really? I get hungry myself, looking at them :D

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  11. Oh my goodness, that lunch looks so incredibly mouthwatering! I love myself some delicious French food, so this post is right up my alley! You are one lucky girl :)

    Have an amazing weekend!

    xx Ivana
    Macarons and Pearls

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    1. I know your love for French Anything :D It's cute ♥ And thanks, I really feel like a lucky one as well :)

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  12. Ihana mies sulla kun sua hemmottelee noin :) Hienoa, oot onnekas!
    Mukava kuulla et säkin pidät kahvista, kiitti kommentista, itse en pärjäis ilman sitä! :)

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    1. Sillä on suloinen pakkomielle siihen - ei voi kyllä valittaa ;) Kahvi on kyllä hyvää, toki itse juon vain sellaisia missä on tolkuttomasti maitoa ja/tai sokeria :D

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  13. The foood looks deeeeeeeeeeelish and your outfit is so chic! Also loving the manicure :)

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    1. Thank you, thank you, thank you! ♥

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  14. Love it, can't wait to see what you do next! Come check out my blog, maybe we can follow each other!
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  15. oohh.. your bags are all so pretty! me want..


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