NYE Outfit Idea

Hey lovelies! How are you? ♥ I hope you've all had an amazing Christmas time and that you are all ready for the New Year's stuff and the coming year 2016. I'm super excited because we will have a little party at our place on NYE and I've literally been crazy about it for a week now. Today, I took some pictures of the look I might wear for the occasion, but the final look you'll see on NYE.

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Blogmas Day 24, Merry Christmas!

Hey lovelies! Hope you are doing fine today, and for the next couple of days, because I will enjoy time offline. At least kind of. So...

So Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah, Frohe Weichnachten, Feliz Navidad, God Jul, Hyvää Joulua, or whichever your choice of Holiday wish is. I hope you will have a blessed time with your family and friends and that the rest of the year will treat you well. I will see you again in a couple of days!

Have an amazing day ♥

Blogmas Day 23, Glitter Gradient & Reindeer

Hey lovelies! How are you? ♥ It's the second to last Christmas post, and even though the schedule has been all over the place at times, I'm very happy that I actually got through with all the posts I had planned. I might do this again next year, but then I will start the prep much earlier and actually schedule even more. So yes, it's been a learning experience. Today, I'm showing you the last bits of Christmas nail art this year.

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Blogmas Day 22, Gluten Free Treats: Meringues

Hey lovelies! How are you all? ♥ I'm sorry this is a bit late, but better late than never, right? Here is the 22nd day of Blogmas, which is a recipe post with a video. (Yes, I quite like doing them - though I still got a ton to learn!) But without further ado, let's get to the recipe - and the video. The recipe is originally from Kinuskikissa (Click!) and the original recipe was in Finnish, but I did my best to translate. And I didn't use chocolate.

Blogmas Day 21, All Black Everything

Hello lovelies! How are you today? ♥ I'm currently having my second to last wrok day before Christmas, which feels very nice since I know I'll have a long weekend ahead of me. Sleeping in, I'm waiting for you! Of course there's still a couple of posts to go before that, but then I can take a small breather from blogging before starting with NYE posts. I will have 4 or 5 of those for you next week, but now, let's get to this outfit post, shall we?


Blogmas Day 20, Christmas Makeup

Hey darlings! How are you all? ♥ I can't believe it's almost Christmas since the month has gone by so fast and we still don't have any snow sticking to the ground. That sucks, as it is also extremely dark in here. Tomorrow, 22nd, is the shortest day of the year, as far as daylight goes, so I'm actually super happy since it means it will get lighter every day after this and that's more than amazing for the blogging and all. Today, you get to see my attempt to create a bit of a Christmas makeup. I tried to combine green and red, and this is what I came up with:

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Blogmas Day 19, Beauty Blogger Tag

Hey lovelies! How are you? ♥ Today has been about shopping and chilling, and I'm quite ready for the holidays coming up. I'm most hyped about NYE, because we will have friends over and it will be loads of fun. I'll show some of the preparations and my outfit later, but today, it's time for another tag post and some makeup talk along with it. I was tagged by the lovely Miah (check her tag out here!), and I'm so excited to answers all the questions.

So let's get going with it:

Blogmas Day 18, Gognac, Black and Red

Hey lovelies! How are you? ♥ We went to an extempore date night today, so that's why I didn't post two times like I was planning to. Sorry! But tomorrow I can easily catch up because I have the posts figured out and I only need to write them down. I seriously can't believe there's only six Blogmas posts after this. And, I gotta say I'm sort of very proud of what I've written, but I still have a little way to go before getting a small Christmas break from blogging (for about three days, maybe). Anyway, let's get to this day's outfit, shall we?

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Blogmas Day 17, Gluten Free Gingerbread

Hello lovelies! How are you today? ♥ I've had extremely busy day for a day off, I've literally been bare faced and in gym clothes because I've had no time to dress up. But that's okay, because excitingly enough, I'm collaborating today with the lovely ladies from Nerdly Beautiful and Jenessa Michele to bring you all fun Christmas themed posts, so definitely go and check them out too, I absolutely love their blogs!

We're all doing Christmas recipes, and mine of course is gluten free one. I did traditional Finnish gingerbread as a gluten free version, and now you can do so too!


Blogmas Day 16, Penguins and Star Wars

Hey loves! It's a super late hour that I'm posting this, but hey, when you love what you do... This time I will cut to the chase and just go straight to the nail art. I hope you're okay with that!

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So yeah, the first set for this post are these penguin nails inspired by cutepolish (she's freaking amazing!) and they also work as my entry for #aussienailchallenge under the theme Christmas lights. I really loved wearing these for the first half of the week!

Blogmas Day 15, Office Outfit

Hello lovelies! How are you? ♥ As promised, here's some more catching up in the form of an outfit post. I'm still quite determined we can make it to 24 posts before Christmas, and when you think of it, there's not that many posts left for that. Even if I'm a day or two late. Tomorrow, I will have a little collab with some of my blogging friends, but before that, there will be a post or two after this one. But without further ado, let's get to the outfit:

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Blogmas Day 14, My Christmas Wishlist

Hello lovelies! Sorry for lacking the posts, but it's been quite a ride here. I'll catch up with them in these couple of days though. I love many things about Christmas, and although getting gifts is not on the top of my list, I figured I would still do a bit of a wishlist kind of posts. If one were to get me a gift, these are always welcome:

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Blogmas Day 13, Fur Vest With Olive Leggings

Hey lovelies! How are you? ♥ As promised, here's Blogmas post number 13. I'm currently at work, but I scheduled this one for you so that we get on with the Blogmas schedule later today. But anyway, in today's post I'm showing pictures from one of my favorite outfit shoots this winter. These were taken during the time of first snow, which unfortunately melted soon after but now it has actually snowed a little again and I'm hoping it will last. Okay, I'm blabbering... Let's get to the post, shall we?

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Blogmas Day 12, What I love about Christmas

Hello lovelies! How are you today? ♥ Sorry for a late post, but the weekend has been crazy. So, I will be uploading the posts 12, 13 and 14 very close to each other. It will be better after tomorrow, I promise. I got the last school thing out of my hands so I can focus on the blogging stuff on my free time. Today's post - well, Saturday's post - is a quick one about things I love about Christmas. See my list below:

Blogmas Day 11, Candy Canes & Christmas Trees

Hey babes! How are you all? ♥ I can't believe it's almost halfway of the Christmas calendar here on the blog. Time really flies by. Anyway, today was a pretty ordinary one so without further blabbering, let's get to the post. Which today, is more Christmas themed nail inspiration.

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Blogmas Day 10, Layered Rock Chic Look

Hey there lovelies! How are you today? ♥ I've had a great day with work, workout and such. I don't have much of things to tell really, because it has been such ordinary day. But on the bottom of the post, there's something I think most of you would like to see. Before that however, are today's outfit pictures:

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Blogmas Day 9, 50 Random Facts Tag

Hello lovelies! How are you all? ♥ I've had a chill day at home, I've done some school stuff and had a tiny bit of exercise, but mostly I've just rested and tried to get my body to heal the flu. Not sure how that turns out yet, but we'll see. Today's post is actually a tag got from Beauty and the Nature blog (see her post here), and the challenge is to tell 50 facts about you and then tag others to do this too.

Blogmas Day 8, Red & White Eyeliner

Hey lovelies! How are you today? ♥ I had such a great day at work, because the tasks were great and I also got good news - meaning I get to work on the same fantastic job for at least few more months. I'm so excited that my flu didn't feel like anything throughout the work day. And I'm still feeling quite well. So after the work day, I created this makeup look to maybe give you inspiration if you have holiday parties coming up soon. It's nothing too amazing, but still something!

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Blogmas Day 7, Gingerbread Latte

Hey lovelies! Hope you're doing well today.♥ I've been little worse with my flu than yesterday, but I think it won't get too bad. Today, I'm having a quick little recipe for you. This was originally spotted here, and I've been loving it a lot.

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Blogmas Day 6, Our Christmas Decorations

Hello lovelies! How are you today? ♥ Today has been the Independence Day of Finland, so we've had quite a chill day at home. I feel a bit like I'm coming down with a flu or something, but I hope that will pass because I really don't have the time to be sick right now. But if I will catch something, at least I have to house all pretty to stay in. Wanna see what I mean? Let's have a tour around the apartment and see this year's Christmas decorations!

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Blogmas Day 5, Batman Top

Hey darlings! How are you today? ♥ I've been enjoying the day off, getting things photographed/otherwise prepped for the blog, as well as tidying up the apartment and just chilling. And with the chill theme, I think this outfit is kinda very appropriate. Because Batman, and all.

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Blogmas Day 4, Christmas Nails x2

Hey lovelies! How are you today? ♥ I had to travel to another town for work stuff today, so that's why today's Blogmas post is up this late. I didn't write it beforehand, and needed to relax before jumping on a laptop. But anyway, let's get to the post:

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Blogmas Day 3, Fur Vest & Leather Pants

Hey lovelies! I hope you're having a great third day of December! How many of you checked out yesterday's video? If you didn't, click here and you can see it on yesterday's post. Today, I'm wearing similar makeup on the pictures, so you can see how it plays out on broad daylight. And there's also a winter outfit. Enjoy!

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Blogmas Day 2, Go-To Makeup

Hello lovelies! How are you today? ♥ It's time for another Blogmas post, and today, I'm showing you my go-to makeup - and a Get Ready With Me video (at the bottom of the post). I hope you will enjoy this one, and let's get to the pictures:

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So, my go-to look has a bit of smokey eye, a defined winged liner, strong brows and usually a nice lipstick as well. It's nothing too special, but I guess some could say that's a lot of makeup. However, I enjoy my face looking like this, and feel super confident this way.

Blogmas Day 1, Peppermint Mocha

Hello my loves, and happy 1st of December. Today starts the Blogmas - or the Christmas calendar, whichever you prefer - for this year. I don't think I've ever done this before, but I feel like this year, we are going to try this. Also, I have another thing for you little before halfway of the month, but that I will talk about once it's time for that. As today truly is the first day of Christmas time for me, I figured that starting out with a Christmas beverage would be a nice thing.

So here is one of my favorite recipes this winter (originally from here):

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#31DC2015 Animal Print, Two Ways

Hello lovelies! How are you today? I've been chilling home and doing some school stuff as well as meal prepping for the week. So it's been quite nice. I've been also prepping next month's posts, and I hope you all will enjoy them once we get to those. But today, let's continue the 31-day challenge with the animal print mani. Or, to be precise, with two of those.

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Leather Pants

Hello babies! How are you all today? I've been quite busy this week with all sorts of stuff, but I'm sure you are happy to know that some of it has to do with next month's videos. I would love to have a Christmas calendar up here, but we'll see. I have an idea of a schedule, but I'm not sure if I'm able to actually create everything in time. So not promising you a calendar yet, but if you'd like that, I try to have one up for you. Anyway, today I have an outfit with a pair of leather pants for you, and I hope you will like it!

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Clarria Cosmetics Flawless Foundations Review

Hey lovelies! How are you today? I'm super excited since I finally get to talk about a cool cooperation I am lucky enough to be part of. So, who else loves makeup? And who else wants to find products that are as natural as possible? If you answered yes to either, or both, you might be in for a treat today. I will share you my experience with Clarria Cosmetics.

Clarria describes themselves on their website like this: "Based in New York City, Clarria Cosmetics is your trusted brand when it comes to elegant, opulent, and luxurious beauty products for women. We offer top quality natural and organic cosmetic products that are safe for the skin. On our site, you can choose from a wide selection of beauty products in order to ensure that you get the perfect item that will help you satisfy your beauty needs." Clarria is a new line of cosmetics, and when  I heard they're organic, I knew I had to try them out. 

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Foodie Post: Gluten Free Pumpkin Spice Donuts

Hey lovelies! I hope you're doing well today. I've been a little MIA a couple of days because my cousin's fiance is living with us for a little while and I needed to adjust to that a bit - meaning cleaning the place, making a good space for him to be in, and stocking our kitchen with food. As well as doing some school work yesterday. I will be more active soon though, and today, I'm sharing my favorite gluten free donuts (and how to make them) in this post.

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#31DC2015 Polka Dots & Stripes

Hello lovelies! How is your weekend going? I've been enjoying the day off and the company of my hubby, and even though the weekend has been shadowed by the events in Paris, it's been a lot fun. Which I think is what world needs, good vibes and fun - and love. So for that reason, I'm blogging today about easy-go subject with pretty pictures and as always, I'm hoping this will be a fun one for you. So let's see some nails, shall we?

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Comfy Layers

Hey sweeties! Hope you're having an amazing day today. I wrote this one for you last night, since I knew I wouldn't be on my laptop tonight. But instead, I'm watching live sports with guys. So I'm leaving you with this outfit post and I'm hoping you all will like it.

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Foodie Post: Green Tea Latte

Hey lovelies, and happy Wednesday! How are you doing today? As it is very grey, gloomy and wet outside, I figured I should share one of the go-to hot beverages I have for these kind of weathers. I'm sure many of you would enjoy this. It's green tea latte, the healthier version of the Starbucks drink. For this you can use the nut milk I showed the recipe for in this post, but basically any milk you love will do the trick. I just love nut milks on my drinks because they are easier to my body the regular dairy milk. This recipe is picked up here, but mine didn't come up nearly as pretty. It tasted amazing though!

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My Nail Stash: Greys

Hey lovelies! How has your week started? I surprised myself yesterday by not being on a computer at all, but then got up a bit earlier today to write this little intro here and schedule this one to a humane hour of the day. (And didn't publlish it before 7 when I was writing this.) Today I wanted to share another Nail Stash post. The point of these posts is to give you a chance to see some the different colors there are out there, and to scare myself out of buying new ones. (Which so far isn't so successful, oops.)

But let's get started with it:

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 From left to right, all by China Glaze:

Razzle Me, Dazzle Me is a part of Glitz, Bitz 'n Pieces collection, and although it's supposed to be light pink and black, the pink is so pale I totally sort this to greys. And yes, I will be a bit irrational with my sorting since I try to sort the glitter ones under the colors as well. 

Glitz N Pieces is a sister to the first one, and instead of pink, it has silver. What I didn't mention in the first one is that these polishes have different sizes of hex glitter and some bar glitter in them. It's a cool combo for glitter sandwiches and for topping solid colors as well.

Lorelei's Tiara a beautiful silver glitter polish with some light blue glitters in it. This one would be perfect for some winter/Frozen inspired manis. There's so much fine glitter that you can actually make it opaque with couple of coats. Which I love in a glitter polish.

Some Like It Haute is dark grey glitter mix with some holo silver glitters in it. Like the previous one, this also makes an opaque finish alone - although this as well needs the couple coats to not show the nail through.

Simple Autumn Look

Hello lovelies! I hope you have had a fun weekend. I've been chilling at home and sorting out my closet a bit (still quite a way to go since I have way too much stuff). I feel like I need to get so much thrown out before putting our Christmas decor out so that I can feel super good about the holidays. And speaking of holidays, I have some kind of related recipes coming up soon. And as usual, they will be gluten free. But today, I'm sharing a little outfit with you all:

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#31DC2015 Rainbow & Gradient

Hello lovelies! How are you today? Having fun weekend? I'm just sorting out my closet, enjoying candles, some treats and hanging out with the boys (with a little help of Skype). But I really wanted to take a break from cleaning and talk to you all. And share some nails, because that's what I do. These are the next ones for the 31-day challenge, rainbow nails and gradient nails. 

Ready for that? Let's go!

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So the first mani is the rainbow one. I loved how I could use so many colors in this one and decided to go with a rainbow gradient. With some glitter on top.

Foodie Post: Cashew Milk

Heya babes! I hope you're having a good day today. I had fun at work but I am very happy to start the weekend tomorrow by cooking lots and prepping some blog stuff. And reorganizing my closet. While doing all that, I will be sipping some of my favorite coffees, done with cashew milk. 

And since buying nut milks can get somewhat pricey sometimes, it's good to know how to make them yourself. Which makes the milk healthier, too, because it's all natural stuff. Want to learn how to do your own? Read on:

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Vest With A Dress

Hey lovelies, and happy Tuesday to you all! I hope you're having a fun day. I had such a nice day at work, followed by a chill evening, and I received a package from one of my cooperations this autumn (that I showed already on Instagram and Snapchat). A post about the cooperation will follow later this week, so stay tuned for that. Today, however, I want to show this Autumn look with fur vest and a dress.

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Faux fur vest: Only Jacket: secondhand Knit dress: secondhand Tights: gift from my mom Boots: Andiamo Bag: gift from mom Necklace: gift from friend Rings: JC, Gina Tricot Aviators: H&M

Kind of lot of pictures of this look, but let's not mind about that, okay? This look was fun to wear and I love the knit dress a lot. Some might say the tights are too much, but I felt the dressed the look down nicely on that sunny but chilly day. Also, the print in them fits the bag quite nicely so that's always fun. That vest is something I would love to wear more, but I'm terrible at styling it. But with a little practice, I'm sure I can figure some outfits for you to see. 

But what do you all think about this look? Let me know in the comments!

Now, I'm off to shower and evening stuff, but I will talk to you tomorrow here on the blog. In the meantime, follow me on social media for more updates - and to see when I post something new on the blog. This week, I've planned some fun things for the social media accounts, so stay tuned there to see it all. Love you all so much!

Have a lovely day ♥

#31DC2015 Black and White & Metallic

Hey babes! How are you all? I've had a chill day today at home, and been feeling a bit under the weather today. Luckily a marathon of O.C. and a huge cup of tea got me through it until hubby got home. He always makes me feel better. Also, I did new nail art, so it's definitely appropriate to share a couple of new designs from the #31DC2015 with you. So here are the black & white and metallic designs!

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First up is the black and white design. I was scrolling through images of black and white nails and was inspired to do this graphic, geometric design on them. I was really feeling the stripes that day, and I still love looking at this design.

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I think the studs were such fun finishing touches to the design. That's actually the thing I loved most about this!

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For this design I used White On White and Liquid Leather, both by China Glaze. All the studs are from Born Pretty Store and I used striping tape to create the geometric shapes.

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Next up is my metallic design for the challenge. I had this duochrome metallic shade I really wanted to try out, so I painted my nails with it and stamped leaves all over it to create a fun Autumn design.

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I like how this turned out even though I don't usually love shades like this on my nails. Somehow I ended up buying this one anyway and I love it quite a bit.

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The polishes I used for this were China Glaze Cabin Fever, Seas The Day, Roguish Red and Stoked To Be Soaked. The leaves were done with Konad stamping set, using the plate m20.

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What do you all think about these designs? Let me know in the comments below!

That's all I have for you today, I hope you enjoyed these nail designs. Today I will be posting something else, but in the meantime remember to follow me on social media to stay updated about the blog and other things as well. I will go now to watch TV with the hubby and then get some rest, but I will be more chatty here tomorrow because I'm sure I'll feel all better after a good night's sleep. See you tomorrow!

Have a fabulous week ♥