Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Neon Top

Hi everyone!

How are you? ♥

I'm so excited that it's the last week of work before vacay - only one shift left on Friday, and I can finally enjoy some time off. I haven't had a proper vacation in years, so I can't wait to reach mine. And on vacation, I will have so much time to blog, which is cool. :) Though one thing I would love you to do is leave me some more questions for the Ask Me Anything post so I can write a proper post answering them. ;) (Click here to leave your questions, and leave as many as you want to!)

Anyway, today's post is just a quick one with an outfit I wore last month. I really liked this look, and would love to figure out a way to interpret this to autumn soon. ;)

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Top: Gina Tricot Skirt: thrifted Biker shorts: Gina Tricot Ballet flats: Skopunkten Earrings: DIY (see more here) Bracelets: Nelly.com

Once again, pretty simple look, featuring my favorite black skirt. It's been one of my best purchases ever, I got it for 3 Euros or so, and I've been wearing it countless times. That's what you call a treasure, right? ;) Okay, so, I have not much more to say about the outfit, but I would like to hear what you think.

So, what do you think about the look? Have you any priceless thrift finds in your closet? ♥

I need to go get some sleep now, to try and get my rhythm in place (well, next week will do that anyways, haha) but talk to you all later! ;)

Have a fabulous day ♥

Blog ya later

xoxo

Johanna


Saturday, July 27, 2013

Neon Green vs. Feathers

Hi sweeties!

How are you all? ♥

I just finished my second to last week of work before my summer vacation, and I'm so, so excited about the plans we have already for the time. But more on that later. (I'm already planning the posts for the time I can't access my laptop much, so even with me busy with life, the blog will roll. And I have my phone to check the comments every once in a while!)

Anyway, tomorrow is once again time for some nail art. Both of these designs are somewhat colorful (I love to use the neons in summer!) but they are still quite different.

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First up, neon green goodness with some silver sparkles. Simple to the point, but having this little twist with the all silver accent nail.

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The colors I used were China Glaze In The Lime Light, Essie Set In Stones and IsaDora Silver Sparkles. There's also a thick coat of white polish under the green to make it more vibrant.

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I'm usually a stranger when it comes to wearing green polish, but somehow every color looks lovelier in neon... So I ended up wearing green polish. And I liked it. A lot.

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And after filing my nails down a bit, I changed the look of them completely - while keeping some elements similar:

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Neon, feathers, silver sparkles.... Love them! This is a design I have never ever tried before, but I think I should absolutely do something like this again soon.

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The colors I used were China Glaze Flip Flop Fantasy, Essie Muchi Muchi, IsaDora Silver Sparkles, Essie  Set In Stones, and a bunch of nail art paints by Kiss.

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This is one is one of my personal favorites so far, I really loved every bit of this mani.

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Now, your turn: What do you think about these manis? And, which is your favorite?

Also, remember to go and submit some more questions to this post (click the link) so I can make you a fun answer post later on! Thank you so much!

Now this girl needs to go get a bit more social with the boys, who are playing NHL with such a big enthusiasm. ;) Tomorrow, we are going to the beach to get some tan and have a great time - and I can't wait for that! So, I better shut down the laptop soon, and get some sleep so I won't be a complete zombie in the morning. ;D

Have a lovely day! ♥

Blog ya later,

xoxo

Johanna

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Back to Basics

Hi lovelies!

How are you all today? ♥

I noticed I had a longer break between the posts than usual, but you know, that's life. Sometimes there's so much more going on. Actually, as I'm typing I should be doing the dishes and finishing off today's workout, but I just couldn't resist the temptation of writing a post for you.

For those few who are wondering how my healthy July is going, I can proudly tell it's going well. I admit that there have been a couple of  setbacks due to schedule issues, but I'm almost where I was supposed to be today.

Now, before today's photos, I would like to remind you to send more questions to the Ask Me Anything post (click the link!), as we still don't have enough there to make a proper answer post. ;) You can ask pretty much anything, it can be about shallow things as fashion and makeup, up to the questions that deal with religion or whatever. There aren't that many things that are simply too personal, so go ahead and ask. Anything you'd like to know about me. :)

Okay, so, to the post in hand. Today's look is a pretty simple one, and it's from a day I couldn't really bother to style a very different and amazing outfit. But we all have those days, right?


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Shorts: H&M Top: Cubus Booties: Boohoo Bag: Boohoo Bracelets: Gina Tricot Sunglasses: Citymarket

Can you believe those glasses came from a grocery store? Okay, from a big one, but still. Goes to show that not every accessory needs to be Gucci or something to look great. Actually, every single thing on this outfit has been bought with some sort of discount. I'm a bargain hunter, which is essential when loving fashion but needing to shop on a tiny budget because of studying and such. In the end, though, style is about how you put pieces together, not where you buy them. ;)

That text really didn't have to do much about the look itself... Oh well, it's so basic there's hardly anything for me to say about it. Simple items, easy colors, very basic - meaning, I love it. Not that I don't love details, but you need different things sometimes.

But what do you guys think about this simple look?

In the morning, we're getting up quite early, and we will get once again on the road to go help my fiance's family to paint a small building. Nice way to spend a sunny day off, I think. And it's been a long time since I last got to paint anything bigger than a nightstand. (Which reminds me, I still haven't posted pictures of our not-so-new-anymore bedroom... I try to get on that next month when I have my summer vacation!)

Anyway, I'm off now, to finish off a couple of tasks before heading to bed!

Have a lovely day! ♥

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Blog ya later,

xoxo

Johanna

Friday, July 19, 2013

Skull Dress

Hey lovelies!

How are you today? ♥

I'm doing fine, even though the day has been grey and rainy. Hopefully tomorrow will be a little better, as I'm eager to go on and take outfit photos. ;) And, only 8 work shifts until my summer vacation! Yay!!
I know I'm taking mine a bit late, but I don't really care, since this way I can avoid the biggest crowds everywhere and actually enjoy my days off. ;)

Also, I know I say this in every post, but please send more questions under the Ask Me Anything post. There's so few it'll never make it into a proper post. :D Thank you! ♥

Okay, so, today's post has pictures from a date night I had with my fiance last month. We visited one of our favorite restaurants, New York, and the food was amazing as usual.

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New York is one of the few restaurants I've been in that serve the coke with lemon. I totally love it. :)

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My meal was a hot chili steak with ribs on the side (I'm so girly, I know.)

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My fiance had a nice steak with some fresh sides.

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And we both had these nice potato wedges (mine was with garlic) as a side. Completely lovely meal, even though the steak was nearly too hot for me to handle. We also had ice cream as dessert, but the pictures turned out so bad I couldn't put them up. :D

The date night look was very simple, just a dress and few accessories.

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Dress: H&M Bra: H&M Sandals: SpiritStore Bracelets: Gina Tricot Necklace: H&M Bag: Boohoo Leather jacket: Vila

I simply love this dress, and can't wait to wear it again with different styling. I think this could be worn over a t-shirt or something, but we'll see what I'll come up with.

What do you guys think about this look? ♥

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Random selfie. Sorry, couldn't help it. I just loved the editing here.
So, nothing more to say today. I'm off now to get some rest for tomorrow's big cleanup day and longer-than-usual work shift.

Have a great day! ♥

Blog ya later,

xoxo

Johanna

Thursday, July 18, 2013

July LivBox

Hiya babes!

How are you all today? ♥

I had a fun day today, I visited the museum center Vapriikki with my fiance, and in the evening I had some tea, sympathy and nail art time with two of my lovely friends, P and M. We hadn't had a meeting since forever, so finally last week P was the brave one and contacted us to get together soon. So today, we had a chance to catch up and have some girl time. And after hanging out with boys for way too long, I guess it was good to have some girl interaction.

But as you know, my blog rarely lacks girly stuff, and so today, I'm going to share with you my July LivBox. I know this is a bit late, but at least I shouldn't be spoiling anyone, haha. I almost forgot this post, but I went through my photos and noticed I hadn't posted these yet. I'm such an airhead sometimes, and that's not cool.

Anyway, here's my July LivBox:

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I was happy to see that the month's color was yellow, which I had suggested for them along other girls to be the color of one of the summer boxes. Thanks for making the box yellow, team! I love it. ♥

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Strangely enough, there was no item list included this time. It was confusing, but I thought that's something I could live with.

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Instead, on top of everything was this Glitter Hair Guide. More on that a bit later in this post. ;)

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Okay, so I had heard rumors about this box concentrating on hair. I just couldn't guess it would go all hair. Oh well, looks good anyways.

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The first item is  Sunsilk Co-creations Pro Heat Heat Protection Spray. Unfamiliar product for me so far, but seems promising. I've tried some Sunsilk products before and they've worked well for me. Not my favorites, but good enough for everyday use.

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Next up: Herbina Volumizing Dry Shampoo. Dry shampoos are a necessity for me as I try not to wash my hair too often. So I'm always happy to try new dry shampoos/hair powders, since I'm still on a phase of figuring out my favorite among them. This one here smells adorable, and truly gives some volume to the hair. It also makes it so much easier to go another day without washing your hair.

(For those who think it's super gross to only wash your hair twice per week, read more. It's not really good for your hair - or your scalp - to keep washing it daily with a shampoo. That very often causes your scalp to dry, and then the hair starts looking sick, too.)

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Then, the Glitter Hair Guide. This one is a small magazine including fun hairdo ideas, with step by step instructions and it also shows which kind of items you'd need to create them. Now, of course it has lots of product placements by Glitter in it, but still, it's a fun option for a traditional commercial leaflet. So thanks Glitter, this truly was a fun surprise!

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This look sort of caught my eye. I should definitely get few pink clip-on stripes for my hair. I think that would be so fun!

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Next thing on my LivBox was this Hair Bun Rat by Glitter. I actually already had even a couple of these, but one is made out of an old sock, and other one is for darker hair, so I guess this came in time to save me, haha.

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Next item I got was this pack of Hair Pins by Glitter. I probably won't learn to use these in forever, but as I got them from the box, I guess I have a reason to try and learn, right?

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Probably the most interesting product in the box was Bonacure Hairtherapy FiberForce Hair Mask. I haven't tried this out yet, but I guess the bleached ends of my ombré hair would totally love this. If I find this product totally awesome, you'll hear about it later. ;)

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And last but not least, Carmex Moisturizing Lip Balm. I haven't even opened this one yet, as I have 3-4 lip balms in use as we speak. I know, it's crazy, but that's the way I am with lip balm. Always having too many opened. And still my lips are always dry. Weird. (Well, not weird, just tells me I don't drink enough water.)

So anyway, kinda nice box again, though I would've loved to see more makeup in it. But, this was a hair box, so given that, it was good.

What do you think about the products? Have you tried any of these?

Now, I need to go catch some sleep, and try to get some decent sleeping rhythm. (Like that's gonna happen...) But please take a minute to help me create a nice post for you next month, and submit questions under the Ask Me Anything post. I appreciate each question you send there, and will try to give good answers later on. ♥

Have a fabulous day!

Blog ya later,

xoxo

Johanna

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Beach & Minigolf

Hiya lovelies!

How has your day been? ♥

Mine was great, I had a fun time with the boys, again. We were enjoying the annual Pori Jazz festival - today was a pretty slow day so we decided to go check it out. It wasn't much different from last year, so we enjoyed some other things instead - but more on that later.

And before going today's post, please take a minute to submit random questions to the Ask Me Anything post (click the link to go to the post!). I need your help to make a fun, informative and hopefully entertaining post for you at the beginning of next month. Thanks! ♥

Today, I would like to share a day from last month, when we were in Pori as well. That day, we had plans to hit the beach, and afterwards, play some minigolf with my fiance's brother's family.

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So, around noon, we were arrived at the beach, Yyteri, which is a huge sandy beach at Pori. It is one of the biggest beaches in Finland - and in the whole Europe. As I love the sea, it's natural I love the beach a lot as well.

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The day wasn't as warm and sunny as we would've hoped, but we still decided to hang out, as we had already driven there. I love the look of the long beach, the endless amount of soft sand, and the waves of the sea hitting the shore.

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As the weather was too cold for me to lay down sunbathing, I took a walk around the beach, with my camera. My man. on the other hand, was happy just guarding our stuff, so I headed on my little adventure alone.

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My silly feet.

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Another thing I love about Yyteri. Sand dunes. One can climb on top of them and get amazing view of the whole beach!

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After climbing the dunes for a while, I walked down to the shore. It was amazing to feel the sea on my feet, can't ever get enough of that.

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Sea ♥

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Giving love to the world.

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The outfit for the day was pretty simple, as I like it in summer.

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Shorts: Mango/DIY Top: H&M/DIY Leather jacket: H&M

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Always playing in the sand like a little child. I think I'll never truly grow up.

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Finally, we got our bums off the beach, and into the minigolf course. I'm a pretty terrible at it, but I never let that ruin my fun. I love the game, even though I suck at it.

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Fiance's brother having a shot at it.

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So close, but it didn't still go there. :D (J, you know I promised to put this up, haha!)

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Scoreboard is so not on my side. Ever.

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My fiance's niece. I love that long curly hair, it's so pretty!!

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Sunglasses: Citymarket Bracelets: Gina Tricot, Seppälä, a little shop in Iittala Lasimäki  Skirt: H&M 

Giving my best game face. Fail. (Notice how I changed for the game? I don't usually bother.)


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My fiance, his brother, and the other of his nieces.

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J's wife M having her turn at the course.

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Different angle.

Way too soon, it was over. We were having so much fun playing this, but then the rain came and we had to hurry to the finish. Afterwards, we went to have some ice cream (gotta love summer, right?). At the same time, we made plans for another round of "sports", which was bowling, but let's not get into that on this post. ;) Thank you so much, J, M, J & J for hanging out with us! You are amazing, all of you. And so much fun to be around. ♥

Have you been doing something fun with your loved ones lately? ♥

Now, this girl is off to bed, as it's way past my bedtime... Oops.

Have a fabulous day!

Blog ya later,

xoxo

Johanna