Staying Warm

Heya babes!

How are you all? Are you having a nice Easter? ♥

We had a little extempore shopping trip today, and I ended up finding a huge pile of accessories on sale. ;) (Oops.) I also tried if it was already a warm enough weather for shorts with tights - which it wasn't - and got some people looking at me like I was crazy. Though, going out in short pants, I seriously was a bit crazy. :D

Anyway, today I thought I'd share an outfit from around Valentine's Day (or so). I think I'm finally starting to really define my style a bit which is a big relief because it will help to reorganize my closet (once again) and to get rid of unnecessary stuff (even more than before). But first, something other than my style:

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The most adorable little pastry my fiance got for me as a V-Day gift. And later he bought roses, so I must say I felt a bit spoiled. I'm amazed he still, after so much time together, has the energy and will to go and buy these little things to make my day.

So, later that day, we headed out to run some errands, and I decided to bust out the leather jacket again. It's funny to look at these photos with the old hair (if you haven't already, check out the new 'do here!), but as much as I liked it red/orange/whatever, I'm totally in love with the new, more neutral one. ;) But, to the outfit itself:

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Notice how the jeans look funny? Well, that's because they are waxed or something so that there's star shapes all over them. Too bad that in this light, they didn't show much. Here, I tried to get warm enough by layering a top, a chunky knit and a leather jacket, and by adding a infinity scarf and a lovely bright pink cap.

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(Tried out some editing to this, and got it weirdly looking like a daylight shot. But, as an amateur that I am, couldn't figure this out for the other pictures...)
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Jeans: New Yorker Knit: Cubus Leather jacket: second hand Furry boots: Kenkämarski Infinity scarf: Indiska Knit cap: Cubus Bag: Mango

So, a simple and yet again casual outfit, but that's how I stay warm in Winter. I'm so glad it finally starts to get warmer so I can start switching to skirts and other girly looks - though it will take few days/weeks before I can really say it's Spring here. ;)

But, what do you think about this look? ♥

Now it's time for my favorite pastime: blog reading. I'm so behind on every blog possible I simply have to catch up right away. ;)

Have a lovely weekend/Easter, lovelies! ♥

Blog ya later,



New Hair ♥

Hey babes,

This is not really a meaningful post, but this happy blogger really wanted to show you a beautiful new hair my favorite hair stylist Hanna created for me. I'm finally really trying out the ombré hair, and I'm in love. And, for once, you see me without extensions. I think that'll be more usual during summer as I'll give my hair a rest - which is partially why we dyed my hair this way. But anyway, I think that's enough about the hair.

Just look at the photos. :D

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Yeah, I'm silly with the poses. Never mind that. :D

But hey, what do you think about the hair? Pretty neat, huh?

Nothing more to say here. I promise a post with more sense next time.



Our New Home: Livingroom ♥

Hello my lovelies!

Hope you're all doing fine this Thursday ♥

It's almost Easter, and I'm so happy for that, since I have so many days off from the school, and can focus on relaxing and writing some blog posts in store. And of course, to training. I'm happy to tell you that I finally got the energy and motivation to start working out again, so by the Summer, I bet you I'll be in top shape.

(And yes, I'll be doing some kind of post about the progress, workout and such later on.)

But, today I thought I'd show you another room from our new home. You've already seen the sneak peek, and the study/blogging space, and now it's time to see our livingroom. It's not exactly done yet (I'm looking for a detail or two to complete it), but good enough to share with you.

So, enjoy!

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Our brand new couch ♥ I love this little piece of heaven so, so much (yes, I enjoy my movies), and the dark grey color was so perfect as it can be decorated easily with pillows - for it is such a neutral color.

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On our coffee table, I like to have fresh flowers whenever our budget allows it. Also, I love having candles around, and will probably find more ways to have them around the apartment during this year. ;) (as you can see, I was in a process of doing my nails while shooting this, lol.)

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I'm not much of a painting person, but I love having photos around the apartment. I could show you so many, but due privacy, I won't do that. Many of the photos include non-blogging friends and family members, so I'm not comfortable sharing their pictures without a separate permission.

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Because love is always around in our home. Sure, we have our bad days - don't we all - but that never gets ahead of our love for each other. I made these alphabets for our old place, and even made a post about it (which you can see here).

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The entertainment section of our livingroom. Our precious TV, and all the many videogame consoles. And as you might know already, we're huge NHL enthusiasts, so, what's more fitting than seeing a game there :D

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Fun fact: We always try to buy all the controllers in different colors if possible. That way, no matter how long break you take, everyone remembers what's theirs. ;) Guess which is mine?

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My cat-shaped wine bottles. You've seen these already in the sneak peek post, but here they are again. I love how they look in the daylight, and whenever sunlight catches the colored glass, it makes them even more amazing. (See the weird shape on the ceiling there? We're still missing a couple of lamps. lol.)

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Our PC corner. Even though I manage with my laptop, my fiance needs a powerful computer for playing and such. (Okay, I do play Sims3 every now and then, too.) I love how neat this is compared to the previous one, and I'm glad we're managing to keep it that way.

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And last but not least, our collection of houseplants. (And a small view to our balcony, which won't be ready in a while, haha.) I love having plants, and I do dream of my own little garden already. Sure, that won't happen very soon, but until then, I'll try and grow things on the windowsill and the balcony.

So, this concludes our little tour this time. We have a humble little home, and sure, it's not straight from a catalog or from an interior design magazine, but it's comfy and homey. And that's what makes it a perfect home for us. I'll give an update post when I find the final touches for the room. ;)

But, so far, what do you think about the livingroom?  ♥

So, that's all for today (unless I find something I absolutely need to post about), but I'll be back very soon as I will have a lot of time for blogging these next few days. ;)

Have a lovely day, fabulous people!

Blog ya later,



Spring Nails

Hey lovelies!

Happy Tuesday ♥

How are you all doing this week?

I'm eagerly waiting for the weekend, since it's going to be a long one, and I can enjoy it fully - as long as I work hard on my school assignments these few days before that. I love how it's getting more sunny and warm every day, and that also makes me wanna dress and do my nails more Spring-likely. (I think that's not even a real word... Oh, well.)

So, as the title suggest, today I'll be showing you some nail art once again. These are something I created for the first really sunny days of this Spring.

Care to take a look? Here we go!

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So first up are these fun polka dot nails inspired by Samantha from PackAPunchPolish, she is super talented and extremely nice, and those of you who love amazing nail art should totally check out her nail blog! ♥

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So, I made mine with warm, bright colors, and I thought the outcome was really nice, although somehow the striping tape did create some nasty lines in between. Well, you can't create perfect without a lot of exercise, right?

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The colors I used for this were a random bright orange by H&M, Sun-Kissed by China Glaze, Speed Dial by Ciaté, and Escaping Reality by China Glaze (which shows off weirdly purple... lol)

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The other mani was inspired by a picture I saw while searching Google for inspiration, and here's what I created:

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Butterfly wings with a very subtle ombre effect. I hadn't tried this before and was surprised how easy this was. I think this would make a fun tutorial post, what do you think? (of course, you can find video tutorials from YouTube right away if you wish :D)

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It was the first time in a long while that I used China Glaze Aquadelic (bottle in the pictures), and I have to say I had forgotten how nice it actually looks.

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Also, sorry about the weird shape of the index finger, I didn't wanna cut it down just then so I tried to make it look humane despite the corner dropping off... Not a huge success.

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So, here are the nails for this days post.

What do you guys think? And, what are you rocking on your nails today? ♥

Now, I need to get back with my studies, but later this week, I will have an outfit post, new home post, and another That's Who I am post for you, at least. If you missed the first That's Who I am, you can read it here to learn random facts about me.

Have a lovely week, sweeties! ♥

Blog ya later,



A Business Student

Hey lovelies!

How are you today? ♥

I've had an extremely nice week despite the hurry with all the school stuff, and it feels awesome to work hard. I also planned myself a workout program (for the time before jogging weather) and reintroduced my favorite form of workout - dance - again to my body. I haven't felt this good in a long while, and I hope it also starts to show in my photos. ;)

Now, I'm in the middle of writing a report for school - and I have to finish it today - so I'll keep this short and just let the pictures speak for themselves. (Although, if you wanna read more, go to the previous post and see my latest nail art tutorial!)

So, today, I wanted to share a casual outfit I wore just after our move (seriously, I have 6 weeks old photos I haven't shared... I gotta catch up!). I'm learning to love blazers quite a lot, so that's what this look was about, too.

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See how I try to look like a business student? I guess that's totally appropriate. :D

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Jeans: Cubus Top: H&M Blazer: H&M Boots: SpiritStore Necklace: Gina Tricot Bracelets: Gina Tricot

So, I don't have much to say about this look, except it was casual and I liked it. :D Notice how I have my hair up? Not an usual sight. But I was feeling like it at the time, and have worn my hair like that many times since. The bright blue jeans cheered me up that day - I was totally needing the energy - so I just tried to create a subtle look around them. Nothing more to add.

Except, sorry again for the terrible inside lightning. I tried to fix it, but it wasn't possible with Photobucket's own tools. Sorry!

But, besides the light, what do you think about the look? ♥

I'll go now back to my school work, but I'll get back to you soon!

Have a lovely day, sweethearts! ♥

Blog ya later,



Tutorial for galaxy nails

Hey babes!

Happy Wednesday ♥ How are you doing today?

I'm practically buried under a pile of school deadlines, but I wrote this piece to you over the weekend so I wouldn't have to be in silence the whole week. Now, you all remember the galaxy nails from the 31-day Manicure Challenge? Well, I promised a tutorial, and I'm sorry it took me so long, but, here it is!

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First, choose your desired color scheme. I went for purple this time, with a little hint of blue. The pic above was the inspiration, and then it was time to take out the colors.

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I chose a range of purple, pink and blue, and reserved a white polish and glitter for detailing. Note! You'll also need a thin brush, sponge, dotting tool and nail polish remover.

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Start off with painting the base for your art, using the base coat (not pictured). Then, paint your nails with the desired base color. I needed a dark plum base, but as I don't have a polish of that color, I made a shade myself, using Essie - Licorice and Ciaté Mini - Cabaret.

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So, this is the shade I had as the base.

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Next, take the sponge, and your white polish. I used Essie - Blanc.

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Sponge out random shapes to each nail. This will help the lighter colors to show on top of the dark base.

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Take out the bright pink. I used two different ones, Gosh - Pink Lady (in the pictures), and China Glaze - Escaping Reality.

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So, use the darker pink first, and sponge it on the edge of the white shapes.

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Next, take the lighter pink, and sponge it in the middle of the white shapes, starting from the edge of the other pink. Don't worry about covering all the white, it gives the art more dimension if the white shows somewhere.

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Now, take your blue polish. I used China Glaze - Splish Splash.

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Sponge the blue to the edge that is still left white. You should now have somewhat gradient finish on your nails, in various shapes.

Then take out the white again, and with a small dotting tool, create "stars" (dots) randomly around the nails. Then, using the thin brush, paint few more cross-like stars.

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Finish off with a glitter polish or two. I used Rimmel London - Disco Ball and China Glaze - Fairy Dust. Add the glitter wherever you think your design should have more stars.

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Add a top coat to protect your design, and clean up the cuticles with nail polish remover. And, you're done!

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So, what do you all think? Cool or not? And, should I do more of these tutorials for you? ♥

If you have tried this, or will try it after this, it would be fun to get some links to see your creations :)

I'll be posting something again as soon as I can, but until then:

Have a lovely week, everyone! ♥

Blog ya later,