The Girl With The Hat

Hey babes!

How are you all? ♥

Today - and especially tomorrow - we're celebrating a holiday called Vappu here in Finland. It's a holiday for the "working class" people and university/college students, and it involves kinda lot of drinking, some great foods, and balloons and stuff. I'll make a little post about it in a couple of days, so you can see for yourselves. This year, we're spending the holiday at home, having a party for two (more drinks for me, though, lol.) as the past few years we've always been celebrating somewhere with friends. But seriously, more on that in the next post.

Today, I wanna share a few photos from the last time our friend T was visiting us. The boys and I went to eat some Italian food in a chain restaurant called Rosso - nothing fancy, but kinda nice anyway.

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The fresh bread there ♥ I know I shouldn't eat carbs like that, or white flour, but you know, I don't really care for those rules - you can always work out the extra if necessary. ;)

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My meal, a lovely chicken dish with a crazy artichoke side, which I ordered without having a clue what artichoke tastes like.

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Artichoke. Not my worst enemy, but definitely not my best friend. :D

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But the chicken was awesome!! Look at it, it's gorgeous! ♥

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Fiance's ice cream. Good, I'm sure, but as it wasn't gelato, I ordered something else.

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Tiramisu ♥ One of my personal favorites of Italian kitchen. I absolutely love it, in any form, any time, always. It's so good.

I didn't quite capture boys' meals (sorry) but they we're eating pasta and pizza, and the meals looked absolutely gorgeous as well. I was dressed pretty casually for the occasion, as it was just us three, and both of the guys have seen me without makeup and all (talk about no pressure!).

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Pleather pants: H&M Skull top: Cubus Cropped lace blazer: Mango Biker boots: Ebay Bag: Mango Rosary necklace: Gina Tricot Spiked necklace: Gina Tricot Bracelets: Gina Tricot Hat: Gina Tricot

Thank God there's no snow anymore, even though the pics suggest otherwise - but they were taken some weeks ago. I love wearing leather, skulls, and anything black. I know it's not very obvious, looking my photos along the way this blog has existed, but I think it might show a bit more nowadays. Those pants are such a must-have, and I'm very happy I bought them in autumn. Now that the days are a bit more warm, I can actually start using them - I have a lot of outfit ideas! What else...

Have I mentioned I love those boots? ;D

Okay, so that's all for now. What do you guys think? ♥

I'm off now, for some baking, drinks and video games, but tomorrow I'll be covering a lot more (with a camera in hand) of what this Finnish Vappu is all about. Stay tuned! And Hyvää Vappua to all my Finnish readers, stay safe while having fun!

Have a fabulous day!

Blog ya later,



Aztec & Roses

Hey lovelies,

How are you all today? ♥

We're having a rainy Friday, but I hope it'll stop before tomorrow, as there's a little event we'd like to attend. I really love the fact there's nearly no school stuff to go through before summer! Yay! Today I was just talking about that with my colleague, and we were both pretty relieved that we don't have to sweat the school assignment anymore soon.

Anyway, today it's again time to see some nail art. This time, I got some aztec print and roses for you, so get ready, and enjoy!

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So first up is a very colorful version of aztec print nails. Still not very sure whether I like these or not, but I guess they're kinda cool.

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The neon polishes here are all by China Glaze, and the black one is by Essie. I used a small nail art brush to create thin lines, and a dotting tool for all the dots. Inspiration came from another (and moreover, better) nail artist - whose name I can't recall now, but I'll edit it here if I happen to remember it.

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Lol, I could've probably done this more neatly... Oh well, maybe next time. The lesson here: Always use fresh polishes for prints, and if necessary, use a nail polish thinner or nail polish remover to make it more fluid. Too dry polish makes a big mess.

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Okay, so onto the next mani, which is totally different from the first one.

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Girly roses, pinstripe and glitter.

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I gotta admit, this is not even close to being my best work, but this was fun practice for future summer manicures. ;) And I like the way the glitter shines there in all the colors of the rainbow.

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I think I should make more of these girly manicures, roses, flowers, romantic elements... Maybe I'll get some done already next week. (Stay tuned about that via Instagram - my name there is @silvertigo)

But let's hear you out now, what do you think about these manis? ♥

I'm off now, to play some NHL, to do my nails and to enjoy a cup of night tea. Tomorrow we'll head to Pori, where there's a Finnish championship party in honor of my fiance's favorite team Ässät - and I will have my camera with me, so be prepared for some red-black material after a few days time. ;)

Have a fabulous day!

Blog ya later,



Spring Jeans

Hiya lovelies!

How are you today? ♥

I'm very happy, as I'm two deadlines away from summer break, my job contract got renewed,and overall things are going well. Like they usually do in spring. I love this time of the year, when everything seems to come together at last after the long winter - which in Finland is veeery long. Haha.

Anyway, today I wanted to share another outfit with you - this is one of the last ones with the old hair, so we're soon getting to the recent looks (and I'm really excited about that, as there are my favorites coming up!). This one is the first one for this spring with the mint jeans - and I paired them with some leopard print. This look inspired the leopard nails seen in this post, so I hope you'll like it!

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Jeans: Cubus Leopard print cardigan: New Yorker Striped top: H&M Biker Boots: Ebay Bracelet: H&M Necklace: a gift from friend Triangle rings:

So, that kind of a simple look. Girly, but not too much. Nothing more to say about it.

But what do you guys think? ♥

Now, I'm off to watch an episode of Big Bang Theory with my man (who else loves Sheldon??) and then will try to catch some sleep before making a few corrections to or school paper in the morning. ;)

Hope you're having a great day, babes!

Blog ya later,



Friday Nails ♥

Hi babes!

Happy Friday! ♥ What are you all up to today?

Me and the boys are once again hanging out at our place, and we hit the grocery store earlier today for much needed food and drinks for this evening. We're waiting for my dear friend K to join us after my work shift, and I think we're going to have an amazing weekend. I try to keep the camera along as much as I can, because it would be fun to share our fun times with you all. ;)

However, on this post, I will talk about different kind of fun things, because once again, I'll be sharing some of my nail art with you. So, without further ado, let's see some nails:

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First up: My first proper attempt to create jelly sandwich nails. Now, those who don't know what that means, I'll explain. Jelly sandwich nails are made by layering a jelly polish and a glitter polish. For the best result, it's recommended to use glitter polish that includes different shapes and sizes of glitter. Okay, so now I bet there's someone asking what the heck is jelly polish. Jelly polish is the kind of nail polish that seems transparent on the nail - sometimes even after many layers of polish. If the polish covers well with only one layer, it's usually called cream/creme. More on different nail polish finishes can be found behind this link, and also, you can ask me anything about them in the comments, and I'll do my best to answer. :)

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Anyway, I found this manicure pretty fun with all the black glitter pieces in, the half-and-half green coloring and the super cool neon finish. I know it might not be the most amazing nail art piece ever (because not much talent needed for this one) but the colors were pretty cool. :)

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Oh, and sorry about the gazillion different edits here, I was trying to get the most out of the polishes, but clearly I need to work on my editing skills as well. :D

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Okay, so enough of this manicure, let's move on to the next one.

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Studs, mint, and leopard - inspired by an outfit I wore few weeks back that I still have to post for you. I adored this manicure so, so much, even though I say so myself. You probably already know my love for the elements here, especially if you have been reading my blog for a while now, so it shouldn't come as a surprise that I loved this so, so much.

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And, as you might notice, there's a little bit of tan in my hands. I got tired being so white (it didn't look too healthy) so I invested in some tanning products and I think it was a great call. I don't think anyone should look like a carrot - which you do if you use too much tanning products - but sometimes a bit of sun-kissed glow makes you look more healthy. I'm the type of girl who can never get a tan from the sun, so I rather take this than fry myself and get burned. :D Okay, this is so off-topic. Moving on.

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I totally think I should get more nail art studs, but I just can't decide where to get those... Does any of you have a great place in mind? Please leave tips in the comments, I'd be super grateful. Thanks!

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But hey, that's all I have for you today.

Now, I ask you all to give me your opinions. What do you think about these manicures, yay or nay? ♥

I'm off now, to spend more time with the boys, but I'll be back on Sunday with a brand new That's Who I am post. You can follow our weekend through Instagram (@silvertigo) where I'll be updating probably pretty many photos during the weekend. ;)

Have a lovely weekend my lovelies! ♥

Blog ya later,



Girl In Black

Hi guys,

Sorry for being more quiet than usual this week, but I've been trying to fix this blog. As most of you might have noticed, it's been painfully slow lately, and the reason is that I've been linking overly large photos. Sorry about that, but hey, life is for learning, right?

So, now I found a way to make my photos smaller without losing that much quality, and  hope it'll fix the problem. ;) I still need to figure out how to not lose any quality, but that's something I can fully commit to after school's out. So, bear with the not so amazing photos before that, okay? Thank you ♥

So, today I figured I'd post one of the outfits from the archives. I usually don't go all black, but that day it somehow felt right. Again, these are photos with my old hair, but I promise there aren't that many of those left, haha. :D

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Skirt: thrifted Top: Gina Tricot Boots: Ebay Tights: H&M Necklace: Boohoo Bracelet: Europehouse

So, another take on girly, edgy style. I love adding a little rock edge to my looks, because somehow it just feels right. I've only gotten back my inner rock chick just weeks ago or so, when I realized that no matter what the trends are, this is what I love to wear. This means, you'll be seeing more my own style here, which I'm personally pretty proud of. ;)

But now I'd like to hear from you: What do you think about the outfit here? ♥

I'll go now to write a little school assignment in English, but I'll be back very, very soon, as I have loads to post for you all!

Have a lovely day babes!

Blog ya later,



Pray for Boston (and some nail art)

Hi everyone

I'm sure most of you have already heard about the tragedy that happened at the Boston Marathon yesterday. I was going to write a more cheerful post, but I can't shake the thought of the innocent people getting hurt like that from my mind. I hope all of you are safe - and that your loved ones are too. I think it's horrible how someone could even think about doing something like that - let alone actually doing it. We can only hope this was some random crazy person, and not a start for something truly horrible.

Okay, I try not to rant about it anymore, but anyone who is touched by the incident, my heart and prayers go out to you. No one should ever need to go anything like that. But, even through this, we should try to keep our chin up, and keep writing about the small, sometimes even superficial stuff, that makes us happy. Like in my case: nails, fashion, food. :D

And today, I'm going to talk a little bit about nails. Here are two nail looks from February (I know, I'm so behind...) that thought were pretty nice and all.

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These were my Oscars-inspired nails I did while watching the event itself. Nothing too special, I just played with caviar after a long while, and did a little ruffian manicure at the same time.

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Excuse the horrid shape/condition of my nails here, these were right after the move, the trip to Sweden, and other events, so I didn't have the time then to keep them as nice as I'd liked.

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I chose to use black and gold, because I thought they'd be totally appropriate for the Oscars - and really, with a little more neatly done, why couldn't someone have this kind of nails for a party? ;)

The other set today is more of the classic me, so, if you are sick of the leopard print, close this tab now!

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Yeah, it's neon pink, it has a little touch of silver, and there's leopard print. So totally me. :D

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Haha, I don't know about you, but somehow to me, my nails look like plastic here. :D They're so shiny and all. I really liked this style personally - and though I know it's not anything new or original, it's something I prefer most of the times, as it's very quick to do.

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But hey, that's all I have this time - because now I need to get back to my school stuff. In couple of weeks I can start making a bit longer posts again, which I'm personally pretty excited about. ;)

Now, I would like to hear your thoughts. What do you think about these manicures? ♥

I'll get back to you as soon as I possibly can!

Have a lovely day, and tell people you love them - you never know when you won't get the second chance. Pray for Boston. ♥

Blog ya later,



April LivBox ♥

Hey lovelies!

TGIF, right? ;)

I hope everyone's doing okay - I am, despite some personal issues I faced today, but hey, life goes on, doesn't it?

So, yesterday I received my April LivBox, and I came here to share it with you as usual. ;) My friends in Finland, if you still haven't opened yours, and don't want to be spoiled about it, please turn away from this post! :D

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So, the box itself was pretty similar as before, black box with blue ribbon - nothing special.

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There was a note, telling the theme of the box, as well as what it contains. It sounded - well, maybe not as amazing as I'd hoped, but kinda fun anyways.

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So, let's rip the paper and see what this baby has eaten!

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Okay, so, I've learned to be happy with everything I get - especially when I get it cheaper than I really should - but this seemed a bit disappointing at first. (Now, seriously, I don't wanna sound like a bitch or anything, I just think I maybe got my hopes too up.)

Though, before judging this more, let's take a closer look of the products:

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Avène Thermal Spring Water - This sure sounded interesting, when taking a closer look, and I actually tested it the same night. It really helps to moisturize the skin, and I'm positive I will use this all - and maybe even buy it when the old one runs out. It doesn't really smell like anything, which is a huge plus, too.

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Simple Kind to Eyes Eye Make-up Remover Pads - Another one that I already tried out. Pretty nice, but then again I think baby wipes do as well. But big thumbs up for this getting to me right before I ran out of baby wipes! :D

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Paese Eye Shadow Trio - A brand I had never heard of, so I'm intrigued to try this. The only thing is that with my luck, I got shades that don't compliment me too well. But we'll see, maybe I can get along with it.

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Clinique High Impact Mascara - Now this I'm pretty excited about, I've heard so many good things about Clinique as a brand so I'm sure this won't be a huge disappointment. ;) I'll try to remember to give you a little update as I try it!

So, this was my April LivBox, you can found the previous two I've received here and here.

But, what do you guys think about the products? Has anyone tried out any of these? ♥

Now, I'm off to play with my fiance, but stay tuned for more posts this weekend!

Have a lovely weekend, everyone!

Blog ya later,