Meryl Mägi

A TRENCH




Head to toe in River Island 


Heyyyy! Been some time since we talked here again huh? Everything's kind of the same old, maybe except for the fact that I have had some serious workouts done for a few weeks now due to my boyfriend deciding to coach me into my wanted summer bod and it hasn't been easy at all haha! I love the feeling of wroking out a lot again, can tell my body missed it like crazy (hate the running days though). Also went to Estonia for about 4 days for meetings mainly, but only spent my last day full of showroom visits, store hopping and meetings and the rest of the time I spent at home and had a really nice relaxing time with fam. Now it's gonna be our last week here in Kielce. There's two games left in the season for Korona Kielce and then we are off to our vacay! It's so weird to say it as J has never had a season break in summer before as in Scandinavia it's always the long winter break. We might spend a few more days in Poland actually before we take all of our stuff to Estonia, will see, but definitely won't leave Kielce the minute the season ends but there's just a couple more things we would like to do here before leaving. We don't know if it's for good but I've had a nice time here for the past few months and the city has grown on me like they always do. Kielce has been really good and fun to us for sure! But as we move to Estonia J will start training for the national team games in June and after these we will probably plan a trip somehere before the club negotiations begin AGAIN. Probably will know in July where he heads next and then I'm gonna decide on my Stockholm uni move as well. Trying not to think too much and enjoy moments right now while trying to get much work done too haha! 

So SATIN SKIRTS people, this is something Meryl fell hard for a few months back and now I own 4 and big thanks to River Island that has kept bringing in more and more beautiful coloured satin skirts into their store! From RI I have a khaki one, midnight blue and black and I think black is the most versatile one to wear while other colours are just really fun to mix with T-shirts! This here was actually my Tallinn Fashion Week outfit back in March minus the trenchcoat. I came up with this all black look that was really simple but had lots of fun details like these AMAZING woven leather boots I am loving this Spring (very stylish and due to the woven effect they breathe so well) and mixing a draped satin mini dress with a satin midi skirt. I had a belt between these two at TFW but for the outfit here I added the beautiful RI trenchcoat instead! They had this trench in many colours but since beige and khaki-ish beige trenches have been the key pieces this Spring then this was a natural pick. This one I've worn to everything and probably will keep wearing throughout Summer on top of mini dresses and shorts because it really fits everywhere and I just love versatile pieces like that! And of course added my favourite teddy-pillow-fuzzy-travel bag to the whole look to make it more fun and I haven't got enough good wrods about this bag hahah, it's insanely good. So good I bought two! It's a travel bag that fts so much stuff while you can use to sleep on it because it's so so soft! I'd say that besides the beige River Island dress that was asked approx. 30 times about, this comes second in the most asked about piece I own. Everyone from my hairstylists to J's mom to friends have asked about it and so many have got it and they keep restocking this precious thing over and over. This is like BIG UP River Island, so well done! 

Today was such a beautiful day for over some time as it's been raining heavily, Only once it's been pretty this week and then we immediately went to spend a day in Warsaw. The park we have right next to our house and behind the castle is so beautiful when the sun is low in the evening. Will remind myself everytime there's sun out that I should go and walk there again and again, so refreshing with the birds singing and the beautiful trees falling into the lake with their branches. I try to take everything good from each town I live in and keep some really great memories in my head. We're now gonna watch a few episodes of the Office before sleep so have a good night everyone! x 

SS19 DRESS TRENDS

My Instagram stories vote between SS19 trends for dresses and a new outfit post was very tight with a 6% win to SS19 dress trends so let's start there! The outfit is of course also coming but a little later. SS19 dress trends are over a long time something that I really really REALLY like! Previous years have been a) too girly b) too overtly detailed c) didn't fit my body well so I'm really glad for these feminine and cute but also very flattering and variating trends we have coming up for the Spring and Summer season. I have even become lowkey into some prints now which is a big wow, but still keeping it subtle, just florals and some animal print. It was however super hard to collect all these examples together and took me a good two hours and the end result doesn't look the most flattering to the eye as the pictures are very different in onlien stores but I had it my best go and hope you can find something cool to wear that fits your taste the best! 



THE SATIN SLIP



1. HERE 2. HERE 3. HERE

The satin slip from 90s are still in and have been for a very long time now, but we all know why! It's another one of these dresses you can wear up or down depending on the occasion but it does fit to wear to so so many places and it is both beautiful and quite hot to be honest haha. Only thing is that I think they are getting longer now. But the dress, it's light, it's eye-catching, doesn't need anything to it than just the dress shining in the sun itself and if you're obsessed with anything silky and satin like I am then you probably own one already but more colours never hurt right? That's why I have 4 different coloured satin skirts in the closet and now I'm gonna need almost the same amount of slips! Especially need that ruched version from Topshop...


THE WHITE AND FLOWY



1. HERE  2. HERE 3. HERE

Really simply white and flowy dresses have become one of the best dresses to wear this season and it's with a good reason obviously, everyone loves them! Whether shorter or longer, the dress usually has a very flowy material and is of a breathing material like linen or flowy chiffon that makes you feel amazing during summer! These are really simple to style woth any shoes and accessories and of course wearable almost everywhere, but I recommend for a really stylish look to pair the dress up with light coloured knee high boots (or trendy cowboy boots) and a large blazer on top (black or beige for example)! Definiely gonna test that out! 


THE ROMANTIC RETRO



1. HERE 2. HERE 3. HERE

It's that really little cute dress that just screams retro-vibes! I think the best example of these dress come from the beautiful brand With Jean that depicts the romantic mini dress just as it should be. This dress should be in your vacation suitcase whereever you vacay during the summer and should probably have a sweet blush tone and fabric similar to the ones my mom had when young when they made a lot of their clothes themselves and it's so exciting for me to see that similarity! The dress is super flattering on everyone and I just love when it comes with off-shoulders cut! Look for "sweetheart dress" online.


THE PATTERNED, CUT OUT AND RUFFLED



1. HERE 2. HERE  3. HERE

Everything that looks like Zimmermann dresses basically (first one is an example from Zimmermann itself). I have seen this kind of dresses around for a while now and I think these are going to be the super trendy dresses everyone wants to have and wear, but doesn't find anywhere (unless you can get your fav ZImmermann just like that, oh well). H&M has a whole wide selection of cute floral and ruffled dresses like that and most of them are already sold out. This kind of dresses are the ones you can wear absolutely everywhere and with all kinds of shoes and they are always memorable! Of course it doesn't have to be short like I have pictured here but it's also gorgeous in midi and maxi lenght and they have that second H&M one in many sizes. Also they are flowy and feel very light and good. My favourite ones are the ones with open back and sides which makes these dresses not only adorrable but also pretty sexy. I ordered the third one from ASOS and can't wait to wear this all summer! 


THE BLAZER DRESS



1. HERE  2. HERE 3. HERE


Another trend still going strong for a long time now, maybe years already. The blazer dress is the ultimate fancy thing to wear and this season it has taken a step further from the usual belted one. Now girls try to find oversized blazers or their boyfriend's blazers that are so large that they are good to wear as dresses but aren't really meant to. That means that the shoulders will be huge and same goes for the rest of the cut and the sleeves, but that is the point - super oversized! Of course that look doesn't go everywhere and it's really hard to find these oversized blazers so I struggled hard to find anything and couldn't, again sold out! The closest I found to this idea was the third pink one and it's so open, but it's really cool to have a T-shirt under the blazer as well! So at least there's a wide selection of tailored ones everywhere so pick your colours and whether you want shoulder pads or not (I would get the shoulder pads any given day).Oh and another thing - try wearing your long blazer dress over a flowy midi skirt or a midi straight-cut satin skirt for a really stylish vibe! 


So here's a few that I have noticed around Instagram, magazines, different editorials and my own cut-feeling about what's gonna be trendy to wear this season. Of course it always comes down to what's your style and what you really love to wear but sometimes a little guidance is good when an event comes up or a vacation to Italyyy, whatever may it be but I hope I could be of some guide with this post! I also wanted to add that there are two more trends I've noticed - SILVER DRESSES AND CARGO DRESSES - that are really cool! Cargos are everywhere by now but I noticed some amazing choices of silver dresses in Zara and girls, that's where you should fetch that wedding guest dress! 

You know I LOVE to chitchat about clothes and could do it forever, but I'm gonna hold myself back and keep myself together now haha! J is about to come home from cinema so we'll watch some Office and head to sleep soon, good night! x 

GLOW WITH ERBORIAN




Hey everyone! So two little tiny magic tubes here, both from my new-found favourite brand Erborian - Erborian CC eye cream and Erborian Glow cream (illuminating face cream). Why Erborian quickly became my favourite was the fact that it's a Korean skincare and make up brand and everything from the Korean skincare world seems to fit my skin type so so well! I was really curious once I heard it's Korean and I haven't even heard of it yet so the first products I tested were its famous CC creams, the one that is anti-redness and the one that gives a real good glow, and also gave them for my mom to try out when I was home and she apparently stole the anti-redness one from me haha, but I'm not mad since I've been using the glow one daily when I need light subtle make up with a healthy natural glow and Erborian is THE BEST at this kind of looks! So the look I can create with these two mini tubes (plus a little bit of brow pencil and mascara) is as natural as it can be but it's super glowy so I cannot wait for summer to get its full 30 degrees on (hopes up) so I could wear as little make up as this and have this amazing glow on a tan and not have heavy-feeling make up on! The key why these little tubes will make me look so much better than my all natural self is the fact that the CC eye cream is pure magic in a tube! Just a little bit of this CC cream around my eyes and all the signs of dark circles or tiredness are just gone! I didn't believe it, I tried it and I'm never going back haha. I would buy this product again and again and I just love how the fresh eyes go with the amazing healthy glow so these two are in my basket as soon as they run out (with that super famous CC cream of course). But let's get to the point now - I will be showing you guys photo by photo how I applied these two products on my tired face and what the end result was when I also added a bit of mascara! Here's my happy morning face: 





Starting off with the glow creme that I just apply straight into my face from the tube making some prettty cute lines all over the face and then I rub it evenly around my face with my fingers because finger applied make up is the most natural make up and that's what we wanna achieve here - no make up make up look. Oh by the way, the Erborian products all smell similar, maybe even the same, and it's a really nice kind of luxurious clean scent, love it! 





And the super radiant glow is on! Now let's get to these tired eyes.





And another cute moment haha! So I apply the CC eye cream like this. I don't know if it's right or wrong but again I just pull some lines from the tube and then use my fingers to evenly spread it around my eyes. I spread it from eyelids to undereyes to both corners, so everything looks even. It might even scare at first how much it covers so it's better to rather build it up than ass tons of it at first. Oh and it's probably good to mention that I do use moisturizing eye creams in the morning but I haven't used it here. The moisturizer plus the CC cream do wonders on the mornings you need it the most! Definitely use a moisturizer too girls!! 





The first eye looks so clear, just love this product so so so much!!! I've been using the Erborian eye patches too when I feel like I need eye patches and they have a lot of different ones but my favourite part is not the fact that they are good eye patches but the fact that they are usable in other areas of the face as well like wrinkles around the mouth and cheeks from smiling to sort of like unpuff them or how do I explain it haha? But here's the final look! 





It all looks really natural, but without the tired eyes and with an amazing glow! All with Erborian and it's Korean wonder products. Of course I have my brows coloured and mascara added since I find them very important to have done. I know it doesn't look much of a glow on the indoor photos so here's the photo I took right after outdoors and you will get my point on that glow part haha! 





Crazy huh!? Thanks so much Erborian for making me familiar with these products and I cannot wait to see and try so much more from the brand! By now I have been su pleasantly surprised because as a blogger I have tried countless of products from many many brands and found many amazing ones so it's not easy to surprise me, but here we are, super impressed by two little tubes haha! You can find the Erborian products from many places, but in Estonia the best place is I.L.U stores for sure!

Hope you found some good natural make up tips for the upcoming summer we all hope is gonna be beautiful! Talk soon guys! x 

BRIGHT-BRIGHT RED

 

Everything is from River Island (except the bag)


Hey everyone! Hope Easter holiday and that looong weekend treated you well and you got your batteries charged in the sun! We didn't do much as everything in Poland is completely shut down from Sunday to Monday and it was a little too cloudy to sit in the sun, but we did decorate the home with some chocolate rabbits and tulips all around and of course painted some colourful eggs haha! I've been busy scheduling meetings for the only day I will spend in Tallinn on 3rd of May. It's gonna be a crazy hectic day as I will be visiting parents for a few days before that and will drive to Tallinn in the morning of the 3rd and will have 3 meetings plus will try to take some much needed photos and then have to board a plane to Warsaw and drive 2 hours to Kielce, but hey I always find a way to make things more complicated for myself haha! But yep I will be real glad to see everyone I can in this super short time as I will head home on 30th of April. Also learned that we might not stay until June in Kielce but the last game is already on the 18th of May so might go home a lot earlier instead. Otherwise been watching football, enjoying my time here, working and doing a looot of Spring cleaning. 

So today's look is something new for me too. I never thought I would wear a bright red coat but that's what River Island does to me! I really fell in love with this one and realized blondes and bright red are a real good match and of course if something is so eye catching and bright itself then Mer here will add some veery minimalistic additions to it. I was so glad when I found this black suit set from RI because the flared black pants have been my favourites throughout winter and early Spring but I love them the most with a oversized black blazer on top! The blazer is the most perfect thing you guys! It has shoulder-padding, boyfriend cut (but not extreme, more feminine boyfriend cut) and it has the absolute best best thing about it - they have gathered the sleeves a little so you can pull them from elbow up! I've seen people ask bloggers on Instagram how they pull up their chunky blazer sleeves and they've told them all kinds of tricks from hairbands to clips but RI has made it so natural. I will love to wear this look without the coat now that it's warmer outside! The sneakers are of course a huge favourite as you've probably seen from my Instagram. They are very very cute and chunky but not really dad sneaker kind of chunky and go with everything of course! Can't wait to wear them to dresses! Oh and I just suddenly had an idea for a blog post! As I'm a real big fan of the dresses that are trendy this summer (haven't been a fan of trends of last three summers) then I will gather some of my favs and talk abotu them a little. Excited? I sure am haha! 

Today J and I will try some new food place here in Kielce as a lot of outdoor terraces have opened up with the beautiful weather and it's the best thing to eat outside you know. Also I have the pleasant task of washing our balcony since it's gonna be 26-27 degrees in the upcoming days and it has to be all set for major sunbathing (I think you already get that I need my tan on desperately). Just a friendly reminder too - PLEASE WEAR SUNSCREEN EVERYONE, especially on your face!! The tan looks so much nicer and natural like this and also I accidentally managed to get a sunburn on my face two weeks back and was really sad about the way I had fried my face like that. Wanna stay young as long as I can you know haha! Okay bye guys! x 

STRIPED SET FROM DRY LAKE




 top & skirt set - Dry Lake        boots - River Island         blazer - H&M (mens)         bag - Gucci



Hey everyone! Lately there's been a lot of roadtripping around Southern part of Poland as you've maybe read from my last blog post or seen on my Instagram (those who follow me there) and it's been pretty great to see that much with the short time we have here and we really like to discover new places we're at. I still have some places on my mind until we're here but there's still time. Last time we finally visited Warsaw, but we mostly neded up going to the stores so we only saw a small part of Old Town before we had to head back haha. Looks really interesting though, would love to go more! Other than that it's been training training training for J and I've been getting all the work done on laptop when it's not sunny and been trying to get as much sun as possible when it is sunny haha. Can't help it, the balcony has sun on it most of the day and it gets super hot there. Already managed to get a sunburn in my face so now I'm covering it with SPF and large sunglasses and the Michelle Obama book I'm currently finishing.

I've been mentioning the castle we have across the road from our apartment a few times here and I actually found some photos that look reallly good taken by it, even though they were actually taken with the Iphone. I only add camera photos to my blog for good quality but look at you go Apple! I never tried inserting the Iphone 8 photos here so now I can see how it has really evolved from 7 that Iast tried here haha. BUT the striped set from Dry Lake is such a dream! It's been a bit chilly especially with the sun low so I still had to wear a boyfriend blazer on top of it. The blazer by the way is from H&M and I snatched it from H&M Showroom and more specifically from the mens section there and I just love it, because it's 50% linen and looks perfect on so many of my outfits! Basically most of them but I'll try to stay versatile haha! The striped set would be sooo perfect for a vacation as it kinda has a Italian Tuscany vibe or maybe something from Southern France..anyway it would be something perfect there because of the cut of the both things! The top is super classy with a high neck cut and the skirt is a tie up one that is flowy in the wind and I just love how they almost look like a really classy dress together but actually are not! So well done Dry Lake, never fail to impress me! To the look I wore the best Spring-Summer ankle boots I've seen. They're from River Island and they're woven leather boots so they literally look like woven boots out of leather and I think that is so cool plus practical when it's more hot outside. 

J just git back from his away game so we're gonna watch a bit of our NEW FOUND (seriously we just lately found out about this how and it's been ages since the last season of it hahah) series of OFFICE. Yu the US version and we just love it soo much, we just appreciate the kind of humor they have there so we've been binge-watching ever since we found it and now starting season 5. Have a good night guys! x 

SO HOW'S POLAND?




So how is Poland? I get this question so much more even now that I've been staying here in Kielce for 2 months and I just wanted to discuss this with all of you at once! I'm so glad you've been coming back to my blog and stayed interested in what I do and what I wear haha, but all jokes aside, I really enjoy blogging and I'm glad that during that fully Instagram era there's some who still enjoy reading blogs!

But straight to the topic..So why I came to stay in Poland for a few months is that my boyfriend has a football contract with Korona Kielce club until June and so I'm staying here and supporting him! Poland is all in all great but there's definitely some really good sides and some ot that good ones so it's ike 60-40 with my experience right now (note: summer's not here yet so might turn into more positive soon haha). I really don't like the reaction of some who have an idea of Poland as a far Eastern Europe country as Poland is way better than people who haven't spent time here might think. The country itself is really cool and has so many amazing places to visit and experience! First of all it's of course the prices that are just amazing when you come straight from Norway haha! Pizza for 4 people 7€, a 3-course lunch for two 16€, all food delivery is absolutely free and safe to say all living related is very cheap to compare with Norway and even to Estonia. We have this really modern and beautiful apartment just next to the 2,7 km main street and across the road from a park with a big castle. The apartment has a large balcony, marble finishes inside it plus in the corridor areas and the corridor is just so amazing, with all these huge golden prints on the wall and beautiful finishes. I am super super happy with the place we are staying at which has made my experience so much more better! Also it's so good to have the lively main street just 10m from here with all the restaurants. Shopping is kinda interesting here. On one hand you have tons and tons of these little stores selling low price clothing from these huge warehouses that are definitely not a good thing for the environment, but there's also very cool a bit more expensive stores that I haven't seen anywhere else and really enjoy going through from time to time. The finds here are so different and cool! Either way there are so many shops here because Polish people seem to love having all kinds of businesses and it's fun to go through these on a more free day! Also one thing to love about Kielce is the location. It's in the middle of large cities like Krakow (Krakow is absolutely gorgeous!) and Warsaw, but also close to many attractions and what we recently discovered - huge snowy Tatra mountains! That was the best thing to happen here yet! We took a ride to this mountain city Zakopane down South and took the lift up to 2000m on top of Kraspowy Wierch (I hope I wrote it right) and it was so amazing up there (just check the photo above!!!!). I had no idea South of Poland had such amazing views and amazing mountains. Definitely need to go there again when it's warmer for a spa getaway in the mountains! The food tastes so good here, it's a bit different but really tasty and they don't hold back with ingredients AT ALL and the weather has been treating us real good with minimal rain and lots of warm sunlight early on. And also what I like about it here is of course the football scene. Fans are really passionate about their club and it's not flowers and unicorns when the team plays bad but you will know it and know it well haha and I like that kind of football life. People really care, come up to the stadium and take part in it 100%. Sadly J had the opertaion on his hand as he fell in training and broke a bone in half inside his left hand and had 8 screws put into his bone to keep it together. It was really nasty and I had to help him do a lot of things he couldn't, but now he has healed and can play again, but of course that kind of injury will keep you off the team for a while and it's sad it happened. Hope he will get his position back quick now. 

What I haven't figured out yet is the culture and people. There is very minimal what we would call personal space in Nordics as People pile up in the grocery store line, stare at you if they want to for how long ever they want to and don't turn away heads when you notice it and also they come off very loud and with a high temprament. It's okay of course, but it takes a while to get used to. What's harder to get used to still to this day is that no one speaks English basically, so you have to be ready to explain with your hands and head and pictures in stores and in bank and so. I had a funny incident where I wanted to order fries and asked the girl if she speaks English. She replied "yes, I speak English" so I went on to ask if they sell fries seperately with a dip. She didn't understand so I asked "can I order French fries with dip please" and she was like "Sure, is that all?" and I went home with a bag full of what I thought was fries with dip but when I opened it it was rice with dip hahah. I just miss out you know haha. The cities are very clean and look really nice (would be better with less advertisement boards and billboards everywhere) and I really enjoy walking around in Kielce, but if you get off these amazing European highways and into the city then the roads are so broken that J and I have a real hard time with our huge tires here haha. Really have to be attentive and watch out. Also Poland is still not very environmentally attentive with all the one use plastics and packaging and the clothing industry and consuming that they could really fix plus there are very loud and disturbing political campaigns going on on main streets, but I'm sure it just will take a little time and that's all. 


So here's a long description on how I found Poland so far and I'm glad I worte it all down and blog will be my source of memories one day after all hehe! Looking forward to our stay until June when we see what will happen next! Hope you liked it and talk soon! x 

AT THE BOTANICAL GARDEN




Dress and shoes from River Island 



Hey guys! So now the week with my parents visiting us in Poland is over and I'm trying my best to get back on track with work as I did sooo little of it during that time but you know what, I'm not even feeling bad but actually so extra more energized to do it all and a lot more! I just love it when my parents, boyfriend and dogs are all with me so I get to spend time with everyone and not pendle between countries or cities the least so I of course had the best time with them here in Kielce with me. We went shopping to many different cities, watched a Korona Kielce game, visited Krakow, ate a lot of delicious food and had so many walks around town with the doggies. The dogs absolutely loved the park next to our apartment building haha, I think Nööp wouldn't mind to move in!

I'm really glad everyone is home safe now, because the drive here from Estonia was pretty horrific to be honest. We had large 20inch Summer tires under both of our cars (we took J's car to Poland so we needed two cars to go with) and to our worst surprise, the road before and after Riga was COVERED WITH SNOW. It was impossible to drive on, we were so slow at that point and I was so scared the whole road as I also had my mom and dogs on the same car with me. As the snow went away quick we thought we were clear for the rest of the trip but nope, the whole way from Latvia to North of Poland a snowstorm was following us! It was so crazy to drive in these conditions when you don't know which part of the road is suddenly slippery as hell and with zero visibility at so many points. Everytime we passed the snowstorm and made a gas station stop or so the storm came back right at us. Once we got to the hotel we were so tired we couldn't even speak or see properly. I appreciate it so much that we actually made it out of this mess safe and clear and of course I appreciate my dad for being so good at everything and leading us through that weather so well. Crazy..still weird to think that I drove 1000km in these conditions..but I guess that's where the experience comes from. Parents and dogs got home with the most perfect weather and I am so glad for that too. I'm gonna stick around here in Kielve until end of April probably when I have to make another trip to Estonia regarding the bloggg and some other things that need to be fixed then. 

In Tallinn when it was still snowy and crispy out, me and Kristjaana headed to Tallinn Botanical Garden because we had some pictures to take but also just wanted to check out that place because I  neither of us had never been there once. I actually really loved it there haha! They had little cute birds running around and so many cool trees and plants, but most importantly I discovered THE place where I'm gonna head when I am tired of cold and snow in Estonia because this place makes you feel exactly like you're in a tropical jungle with the warmth, sounds and moist air. Also know now that it's not the ideal place for photos because of that air that really messes up your well put together look hahah. By the time we took the photos half of my make up was off and nothing was left of the volume of my hair, but oh well, I still think this stunning River Island dress comes out well in that kind of scenery! This dress was such a hit though..by the time I posted it on Instagram, the beige one was already sold out in the Tallinn stores and almost online and then the grey and yellow one started to go as quickly right after. They still have the yellow version of that dress at Viru keskus as I saw the last time I was there. But it's so awesome how much everyone loves the cut of it because that was the reason I fell in love as well! It's the most versatile dress to have in the closet, wearable literally everywhere from dinner parties to daily looks and it's due to that classy cut! I need a bit of a more tan for that light beige, can't wait for the weather to be warm so I could wear it. It was kinda sad to tell so many girls that it's sold out because I got tons of messages and still to this day get some messages about it and I hope River Island quickly quickly restocks it! But I also wore my square toe heels from RI to this dress and I recommend checking these ones out in the store, especially if you're about to graduate. The square toe is a big trend this season and the heels are super bright and cheerful with its blue and yellow patterns, but most importantly they are very comfortable to walk in eventhough they have quite a bit of heels on them. Perfect for any occasion again! 

Jumping from one topic to another as usual, but right now I'm waiting for J to get back from his away game with the team and prepping some snacks. I'm glad he's now recovered from his surgery (will tell you about it more in the next post) and the flu he had a few days ago because while there are still so many games left this season, time seems to fly by sooo quick again.

Hope you're all doing fine and talk soon! x 

TALLINN FASHION WEEK






DAY 1

Here with my dear Marii-Heleen! I wore the H&M Studio SS19 safari styled cargo dress that I absolutely adore. It's pretty heavyweight and has amazing quality material, but my favourite thing about it is the absolutely cool baggy cut. I styled the dress with River Island knee-high boots, Louis Vuitton bag and Off-White pink industrial belt. 






DAY 2


Here with the cool girls - Marii-Heleen and Triinu on first photo and Aljona on the other. On the second TFW day I wore full River Island, except for the Gucci belt and bag. As I sad in the Mood magazine as well (find the article HERE), I am all about midi satin skirts this SS19 season. I started off with a black one at TFW but I will sure head to some beige, golden and brighter coloured tone once it's more summer-y. Can't wait to wear these with absolutely anything to be honest haha, they go well with most stuff (huge recommendation for summer!). I paired the skirt with woven leather ankle boots also from RI that I adore and a satin dress with an open cleavage that I made into a half-blouse, half-dress for the outfit. 



Thanks for the invite Tallinn Fashion Week, it was really fun and the organizing just gets better and better! Thanks for the fun times! Also it's probably good to pint out that from the two days my favourite collections were from Riina Põldroos, Woolish and Eve Hanson! The last two were super-wearable and so pleasant for my minimalistic eye, but Riina Põldroos came out with some pretty dope statement pieces but also not too overtly-detailed ones! Wish I could've attended the third day in Tartu, but I had to head home to cure the cold I got from windy Tallinn (still curing it here though) and pack for Poland as we're heading there tomorrow. I might blog another outfit tomorrow evening if I have tme, but now I gotta go pack some more, write some e-mails and head to the store to get some snacks on the road!

But until Autumn TFW! And thanks everyone who made it fun this time! x

SELF-REFLECTION MONDAY




Dress & boots from NA-KD



Some beautiful but completely forgotten photos from Summer18. My girl Helena asked me a month ago where these photos had disappeared and I'm so glad she reminded me of them, because I absolutely adore them. Major summer feels in the middle of the cold! The reason I forgot to publish them was because I wanted to wait until NA-KD puts the dress up on their website but they never did so I couldn't link the dress for you guys. I hope the design comes on sale for this Summer because the dress is absolutely stunning!! Made for twirling on a field with a sunset to be cheesy about it.

I've been thinking a lot about last Summer because I felt genuine happiness throughout it. The weather was more than anyone could ask for, I was in Norway making new great friends and spending days outdoors and driving around nature with my boyfriend. I watched football in the sun on weekends and blogging and photo taking was so fun with these beautiful sunsets everyday. The point is that I had little worries and felt like I fulfilled my days with enjoyment, but I don't feel that unworried right now somehow. Nothing is bad don't get me wrong and I am sure Summer this year is gonna be happy again since you know it's Summer, but I've started to feel like I need more. Since I moved to Poland with my boyfrriend last month, I got a little bit tired of blogging but not here but on Instagram to be precise. It started with the new algorithm being absolutely unfair and my likes and reach dropping almost 50% which made me feel really bad and not because I could care about who and how much likes me (when you start caring about that then delete the app now!) but actually what it gave out to the brands I worked with. For them I wanted more because I LOVE brands I work with and I want the best reach for them and Instagram didn't give me that at all in the way it was before. My photos and feed have gone better, I've started to be more active and my followers as well (thanks dears!!!) but Instagram keeps throwing me back. This was for one, of course I started to reconsider what's important to show for brands and kept working hard on my content and what I want to put out, but another thing was staying in Estonia for too long.
I have no idea why young people have been really evil about anything that comes to fashion bloggers or Instagram stuff. I endured so much mocking, laughing, photos titled in a sarcastic way and people asking me and my friends really agressive questions like "wow I thought you'd be something so much more than you are now, sitting on Instagram and stuff". It's been REAL UGLY let's face it. And I know it's not only bloggers who have to listen how stupid they are and how they should get an education and go to work because they don't sit in an office right now (I just was there). Most Estonian bloggers have degrees and work and some don't need to work, but to be honest why is this your business? I think blogging is for such a narrow segment of people interested in what the blogger has to show or say that the rest who are not interested shouldn't even worry they have to see or listen to them at all? I've come to understand that if you try to do something that is "new" or "different" or not so "mainstream" in Estonia, then you are laughed at automatically and it's very sad that this is done my young people. I know I shouldn't care but this adds up to unmotivate people to do what they love you know? I consider blogging an useful hobby but no one has the right to comment that in such a mocking way regardless what it is or means to me. 

So with all the negativity recently of course I keep going, no one can stop me from doing what I like, but I realized I was thinking too much about it. I have another job which is also with social media only (and writing articles and newsletters), but I was sure I needed more outside my computer. I am not the type to feel relaxed when I have nothing to do for half a day and I love to keep myself busy which is why I hoped for an internship for my university degree or with fashion, but it's pretty difficult in Poland, where I don't speak the language at all. So I will look into that in June when we probably leave Poland for a new place. I am still waiting for university results for some time and uni itself starts in Autumn, so it's a long time until then too. I took up a training routine as a first to keep myself busy with getting in shape for Summer and move a little more. I figured I have so many long-term goals and thoughts that cannot happen right now, so I needed to change my mindset so much. I need something next to blogging right now, so I decided to start now. SO I am going to start taking multiple internet courses to learn about things I haven't learned at school or uni or in life yet (e.g investment and marketing outside social media) and it's been the best idea. I can keep myself really busy when I want to while having my hands free to enjoy time in Poland when I want to. I value the fact that I get to live in so many countries with my footballer boyfriend so much that I want to see and experience everything to grasp differences and broaden my view on ways of life, so I want to have time for that as well while preparing for future. A lot of girls who are together with their footballer boyfriends start their career once their other half has ended theirs and I feel like I need to start preparing for this faster and sooner with legit courses for me and papersof them to show. 

Due to all these things I've been thinking about, I think I have to reconsider the value and amount of my collaborations. I love my current collaborations and I am sure I will love my new ones and I am sure I will always be the one to give more than I get, but that "get" part needs a reconsideration. I am also very happy over my feed as I started to be more "artsy" and share things I find beautiful in daily life and hope it makes my feed more appealing to people interested. In addition, I will have to share my posts more and more when I get there and invest more into it, because it's a fun world I don't feel like backing out of yet. I would just hope for more happiness for people who feel like they need to put down others. I have been very open in this post and that's partially due to the fact that me and my friends have heard unpleasant things and I just want you to know I am a young woman still figuring out what I truly want and how I could prepare for my future dreams while travelling the world with my boyfriend and I don't need this negativity around me and I am thankful I have a place to go away from it (since I can ignore it all on social media very well when I want to). Anyway it's been a blabla bla here and I didn't edit any of that, it came from my late night thoughts and I wanna be open with you about how I feel sometimes too. I am excited for the super good changes I've made for myself until at least June and excited to see what the future holds! 

 

EARLY SPRING LOOK



Wearing everything from River Island (except the long gloves which are by Ivo Nikkolo) 



New week has started and there's a lot to get done in the next three days so I'm diving right into everything. But first I wanted to blog because it's a sort of a therapy to just discuss clothes and say what I've been up to here and how I am and what I'm been thinking about. I've actually been thinking about a lot of things last week and I already started to write them down here, but I figured why not just take everything on my mind that I've promised to lay down here previously and all the new ideas and just make a seperate self-reflection post. I think I need to get my ideas down somewhere and hopefully find someone to meet me with the same thoughts. That said, I'm just gonna keep it short today. So Spring has arrived to Kielce and yesterday we spent a day in Krakow as it was 18 degrees and it was incredible for my body to feel so warm over such a long time haha! Krakow is a truly beautiful city with an amazing Old Town but there's so much more to explore, so I hope to see it more still. We had a nice lunch and went shopping a bit and walked around the cityand laughed my knees weak with J. Would go anywhere with this guy and have so much fun, appreciate it so much! But overall I've been trying to get the new apartment into its proper shape lately as in bought some stuff it needed, decorated a little with some flowers, pots and candles and got some lounge chairs on the balcony as I sense summer coming and I hope it gets here way earlier than to Estonia. I've kept my head and days busy with that and also work on the laptop the usual, but also been trying to really get used to the life here and it's been fun to explore and discover and we live in the city centre which makes it a lot easier. Oh and I reallly like going to the games here! The VIP section is the nicest yet I've been to and the fans are loud and you know I just really get into a game if it's comfortable to watch and it's loud and present. Can't wait for the weekend when it's a homegame again! 

Talking about the weather again, it's really tricky to dress right now. With the sun and some 10+ degrees it seems like Spring a lot but it can be devious as you can end up with a running nose in a matter of days. What I really suggest is to wear a lot of turtleneck knits because they make it easier to wear a bit lihter jackets on top without the risk on getting some cold. Turtlenecks are something I have in so many colours in my closet just to match whatever I'm wearing. I am missing a grey one so I'm thinking about fetching that from River Island once I get there again, because I like theirs the most. They have that half-cut turlteneck that isn't too long and doesn't reach up to the chin but end half way down the neck and the white one on the outfit up is also from RI. The material is also super soft! I was actually trying to find an outfit for a white turtleneck and flared pants as they have so many good flares as well but that needed a coat or a jacket to be worn with and I was SO SO HAPPY when I saw this light tweed jacket there! That's because my mom gifted me these super long leather Ivo Nikkolo gloves for Christmas and I struggled to find a jacket or coat to wear with them as they require at least 3/4 sleeve to be effective and that jacket had a 3/4 sleeve and looked absolutely perfect for these gloves! The jacket is so versatile and beautiful! So here's my pre-Spring look that I absolutely love and that won't get me sick in these scetchy degrees haha! RI always delivers to my wishes, can't wait to see what's new! 

I can't keep it short here these days but oh well, hope you're strongly with me! I'm gonna do a bit more work and then get ready to have lunch with J when he comes from training and also find some things I need from the store. Then I am gonna start some serious planning as I said, there's been a lot of thinking lately. Enjoy the starting Spring loves! x 

CURRENT WANTIES FOR SPRING-SUMMER


1st row: 1. HERE         2. HERE        3. HERE        4. HERE
2nd row: 1. HERE        2. HERE        3. HERE       4. HERE


Morning Sunday! We were supposed to head to Berlin for 2 days today but suddenly J had his training after all and we had to cancel all plans but we're heading for Krakow instead tomorrow to explore this beautiful city. It's supposed to be reaaally warm tomorrow with 18 degrees so I'm here feeling it haha and surfing online for what I would wish to have in my closet for the Spring- Summer season coming up. Because you know, that's what Sunday's are about haha! 

So here I listed the items I could defnitely use to my outfit looks or for feeling great during summer and what's missing is the perfect ruffle dress to go with the knee boots during Spring and of course a super cute and comfortable knit set with a loose sweater and a midi skirt and preferrably details of buttons or a belt. I couldn't find these from anywhere now so maybe I just need to head to some stores in Krakow tomorrow and hopefully fall in love with a ruffle dress there. It's when you have that image in your head of what you what exactly and nothing else will do you know.

BUT what I did find was this list here and I absolutely adore all these pieces. I actually already ordered the beige net dress as I think it's perfect as a daily dress but also as a beach dress! Been looking forever for that kind of style. Then I added these absolutely adorrable bikinis here that I found from NA-KD and River Island and these two brands are the ones to go looking out for bikinis from, so many amazing styles! Of course there's a lot of satin because your girl here loooves satin stuff. So hard to care for and keep clean but nothing more beautiful than shiny satin on a beautiful sunny day that outlines the body well. I have quite many satin midi skirts already but I don't have a light one with a slit on side that I would actually need and wear the most. Also added a satin slip dress that is ruched, because I couldn't find an ideal one last summer so now I found it from Topshop AND as a bonus it has the ruched side which is definitely a trend detail this season. I will probaböy wait for the black one to come back on sale. Now I don't definitely obsess over denim jumpsuits as it's usually not my style, but the one on NA-KD is just sooooo goood I need to have this one. The cut is perfect and I think it would fit me so well and this kind of jumpsuits with a belt and a boiler suit look are so in this season, but I can't decide if I should go for the denim one or a cargo one instead (if you didn't know then cargo everything is another big trend os SS19 with cargo dresses, pants, jumpsuits, etc.). Lastly, shoes! I have been keeping my eye out for white knee boots until I saw someone's haul on Instagram and fell for these beige ones instead. They are basically ivory whiteish, so same style but I think a bit more different from everyone else who rocks the white ones. Perfect to wear with any dresses! And then there's the black mid heel. Now if you wanna follow THE BIGGEST shoe trend of SS19 then there you goo. I've tried similar in the store a few days back and let me tell you, this is the most comfortable heeled shoe you will ever wear and it's trending everywhere you look. These shoes will go with everything you own in 2019 and I have become absolutely obsessed with these heels but they are also sold out everywhere by now. If you know where to get this kind of shoe please message me real quick haha okay? 

Now that the retail therapy list is in front of my very eyes here in the blog, I will begin with some cleaning and work in advance as tomorrow I won't probably access my laptop. Have a lovely new week! x 

MY BUNDLE OF MAC COSMETICS FAVOURITES





Hiiii how are you all? I feel like now is that time when I feel somewhat settled in Poland and getting used to the lifestyle here. It's all familiar as I've been to Poland countless of times due to our European trips with family, but I've never spent over a week here to be honest. So how is it and how's our apartment and everything? I will share that in my next post as I feel like this one is going to be long already and that's because I have soooo many MAC favourites to share! The reason that there are so many is probably known to everyone who loves make up, MAC is just that good at everything! I decided to dedicate a seperate beauty post to MAC as they take a lot of space among my make up favourites and I will just share everything else that I use in a seperate post. I do work a bit with MAC by now and that's why I've had the change to test out so many products from them, but most of them have stayed in my make up bag for good right after. Also in Estonia we have the change to see the most popular roducts that are bought among Estonians and that's pretty exciting as I get to see what fits our country's skin and beauty the most. This could be the reason that all the products I've tested have fit me perfectly and go well with all the other products I've picked for myself. I do buy MAC a lot myself, because there is always something I need haha. You know I don't use all of the make up I have in my bag at once everyday but I like to create different looks and I have different products for different looks and that's why there's a lot of lipsticks for example. So I will start introducing MAC favs by the product type because then I can name all the shades I like at once and note that I am nooo make up specialist, I just speak from experience! 




Foundation - Let's start with the main deal! I've almost ran out of the Studio Fix fluid spf 15 foundation, but not yet as this is what I used when I had a bit of a more tan! This one was picked out for me by the MAC make up artists at Kaubamaja in Tallinn and this one is a really good coverage foundation. I found it too thick for 25+ degrees as I find most foundations too hard to wear in that heat in Estonia but I really like when a foundation gives coverage. For me it's something it should efinitely do and the formula is super nice to spread with a foundation brush! The shade I used as tan (not that tan) is NC20. 

Concealers - I've tried two and again one is for these tan moments and one for the pale moments. For pale moments I've been using and rebuying MAC Pro longwear concealer in shade NC15 and that is the most common buy among Estonians it appeared! The concealer has such a nice formula and smoothes out perfectly with a Beauty Blender sponge. I use it for contouring mostly - under the eyes, under cheekbones, bridge of the nose and forehead. The tan moment one I have is Studio Fix 24-hour smooth wear concealer in shade A38 and This one I don't use for contouring but for hiding spots on my skin that I don't want there like redness and so. I have a quite yellow undertone on my skin and both of these are yellow based concealers.

Powder - Ah that one is so good! Mineralize Skinfinish powder in tone Medium! This one together with the next product (strobe) in summertime is a dream! But now I use it as a finishing powder and I just love how it reduces the shine well but it also doesn't stay powdery or visible like I would be caked up or something like that. The powder is just amazing at finishing the look and there are no complaints so it's so good! Medium is a perfect shade as well for my pale but not porcelain skin. 

Strobe cream - As the fourth product I am gonna name my number one product from MAC - the strobe cream! I have no words how much I love this product during every season! It gives me the prettiest glow when I don't want to wear foundation on a hot summer day and then I just powder the uneven places and I'm ready to go and it gives me the prettiest glow when I cover my face under thick layer of foundation and make up during a winter day. It's a very beautiful product. 

Highlighter - I have a kind of a golden shade highlighter that I really like but I got the Soft and Gentle Mineralize Skinfinish Highlighter from Polhem showroom and I had never tried on a rose shade highlighter, but I like it a lot now that I learned how to use it. It's a more subtle highlighter that is still bright of course but you know rose is a bit more soft than golden shades and is better for a daytime look.

Eyeshadow - I've only tried one palette from MAC because I have too many eyeshadow palettes already that I neeed to use before I buy any more. I have the Burgundy Times Nine eyeshadow palette and this is the one I use for party looks. The colours are very strongly pigmented and have quite of a wow effect so for me it's too strong for daytime but just perfect for a cool night look. I really love the golden glittery shade, the dark brown and the bright pink! 

Brow Pencil - For light blondes this brow pencil is just so good! It's that exact greysih bonde but also slightly brown tone I've always searched for and randomly found from Polhem as I was planning my MAC Instagram giveaway. I don't know if I will ever go back to other pencils from here as they have developed the asymmetric triangle tip for the pencil  and doing my brows is so easy now. 

Mascara - First of all, I love the look of the package, it's like a stretched out MAC lipstick haha! I am gonna be honest and say that this is a closed package as I have some opened mascaras I want to use u before I get to the MAC one but the reviews are insanenly good, so I'm really excited and decided to introduce it here already as it just has to be good! It's called the MAC Upward lash mascara, check it out! 


Spray Fix+ - No it's not a product tyupe, it's a movement, a MAC movement. I just recently hosted a giveaway on Instagram where I asked girls to point out their favourite MAC product in the comments and I feel like 80% was Spray Fix+ and that says it. I've never heard anyone say they don't like the fixing spray EVER. It's so soothing, so fresh, it smells sooo good and of course it keeps everything in the face where it should be. Everyone should just try the feel of moisturizing with that spray after putting on that make up for an hour...oh god. I have tried many versions of the SPray Fix+ by now and let me give you my two most favourite ones - the classical Spray Fix+ for anyday, especially when I want gloss and glow and the Matte Spray Fix+ that I use the most when there is too much glow going on. Sometimes the skin isn't dry at all, or even normal, but more on a shiny part and that's where the Matte helps so much. The Spray Fix+ has to be my number two favourite of all MAC products, no doubt. 

Lipliner - In case you're wondering what fits well the classical Estonian girl lip then here you go - MAC lipliner in shade WHIRL! This is so close to my natural lip colour it's ridiculous and of course perfect as I can overline the hell out of my lips if I want to haha! No really these pencils aren't so popular for no reason, they glide well along the lipline and Whirl is the most popular shade bought in Estonia so no need to say more!

Lipsticks - I would be too mainstream to name MAC lipsticks my number one product from them so I will place them third eventhough we all know what is actually number one in the world anyway. SO where to begin.. it all started with Velvet Teddy which is by the way again the most popular shade Estonians have bought and since it goes perfectly together with the Whirl lipliner then no questions need to be asked, but as much as I loved it when I was tan, I felt it was still a bit too dark for my skin when I have a more winter pale face. So I found out on Instagram one day that there is a lighter but same shad eversion of Velvet Teddy and that is called Kinda Sexy. So I recommend everyone to first try out the popular Velvet Teddy but if you feel that's too heavy then ask for the Kinda Sexy, I promise one of them can be your new favourite nude lipstick! Oh and a really close one is Satin Faux which also fit me better as a more pale person! But talking about reds which are like some trademark of MAC..I have a friend from univesity that rocks red lipstick everyday and it was always so flawless and bright and made her look stunning so one day I asked what it was and bam it was MAC. I went to the store to try it but it was too much for me as I am a light blonde and she has dark brown hair so it happened yesterday when I saw a recommendation on Instagram AGAIN and they told about the red lipstick Lady Danger from MAC that was supposed to make your teeth look whiter and is an overall good look on everyone. I went to the store here in Poland and I got it! It really is what they say it is and it's this crazy beautiful bright red. I don't have it on the photo but look it up definitely girls! Perfect for parties!




Phewww that was a lot, my fingers hurt haha! I hope if you love MAC Cosmetics you found something from this list to add into your collection. I will definitely soak into these giveaway comments to find out the most favourite products from MAC from my followers and will list them on my Instagram stories soon. Also I will be looking forward to your comments in the comment section here on your favourite MAC products and if you found something to try out! I also got invited to an event here in Kielce on 6th of March where they will have al aunch party for the new Boom Boom collection for MAC so I'm excited to see what's new. Pop all the questions into the comments as well and talk to you soon babes! x 

EARTHY TONES



Everything from River Island (except the bag) 



Hi guys! Guess what!? Tomorrow I'm moving to POLAND! Haha yes finallllly J joined another football club, but for only half a year (until June then) because he will start looking for a longer contract in summer when more football clubs are switching players at the beginning of a new football season. So Poland..well I know for sure that Poland is much cooler than it has put out to be and it's a super interesting country to discover! So much to see, so many different sides. I will be moving between Warsaw and Krakow, in the city named Kielce, which is like a medium sized one. J has been there for well over a week now but I had stuff to finish here and wanted to take it easy with everything. I have a new mentality of taking things really easy and on my pace so I don't get overwhelmed, it works really bad for me and now I feel so much better doing things that I like (and don't like) as I worry less and use the pace I find the best. BUT tomorrow's the day I will fly over with some of my suitcases and a new adventure can begin! Excited to live there for a little while, just to be familiar with so many different countries and lifestyles! 

I've been spending time running a lot of errands lately and meeting up with my friends, but also working and spending time with family. Once J moved to Poland I suddenly realized a million things I gotta do so I started spreading all that stuff out on different days haha! I am sooo embarassed by the fact that I completely FORGOT to announce that I turned 25 last week hahaha! I actually thought now that I did it but it seems like I planned it all in my head but never actually wrote down my feelings about my birthday, so I will add this post on 9th of February either today or tomorrow, reflecting on the year 25 because you know, better late than never right!? But yea now you know I ad a birthday recently, but I had no time to host anything big for my friends as I had no idea I was still gonna be in Estonia on that day! Birthdays are not my thing anyway, I don't love to host parties and birthday is exactly that, but I do enjoy the day so much nevertheless! 

A little before that we had the Marsaana press day for SS19 and I had the worst choice of outfit to the weather we had that day haha! I love this River Island look and besides a dinner I wore the whole outfit to the press day as well but the Tallinn Old Town was iced up that day with sidewalks covered in icy snow allover so I actually fell on my knees smashing the Louis Vuitton against the ground which I felt really sorry about haha, but hey, that's all my fault for not dressing according to the weather. I was pretty pissed at the Old Town at that moment though. Glad I didn't ruin the satin skirt, it's so delicate and I just love it so much. I was a on a lookout for satin midi skirts as I suddenly got over obsessed with them but each was sold out in my size and then, like it has happened soooo many times, River Island delivers so many colours of this stunning satin skirt! I got myself the green one and a midnight blue one and eventhough I would love to wear them with a baggy T-shirt and sneakers or sock boots then it's no summer here yet so I found this other look I love them with - a chunky knit in same shade of green and my favourite RI knee boots! Added a really long basic beige coat to the whole look that I had no idea I missed until I got it. I haven't worn shorter beige coats for a long while now, everything just seems better when longer when it comes to coats. 

The press day itself was such a nice mingle as in the morning we had another event with a breakfast at the So Brooklyn cafe at Balta, but everyone seemed so sleepy there that it wasn't much of a mingle, but I loved the new amika: hair products that launched in Estonia! So colourful and I just neeed to get my hands on their famous dry shampoo now! Hope they have it in Poland as I have no time to hop through the stores in Tallinn anymore. Which reminds me I gotta continue packing and it's pretty difficult as I have no idea what the weather will be soon in Kielce haha. Besides that I wanna cuddle and take out my little doggies, get my ears pierced which I've been prolonging too long now and also take some photos for the blog and do some work. Hopefully will fit the birthday recap in my plans but if not, talk later loves! x 

HAIR TALK, YET AGAIN

Another post I am really proud to share because the testing period has been long and strong haha, and I am really happy to share with you the brands you may know of and some you may not know of, but they are great at what they do. You probably wonder what in the world haven't I yet discussed over my hair care routines, but there actually is that one thing left (yay) and it's what to wash your hair with! You may know what I use as other care products from my huge hair fix post HERE, but here are the product lines I have used to wash my hair on different stages. I don't know about you but my hair IS MOODY, going from dry skin to too flat, from dry broken hair to too greasy too soon, from too frizzy to actually really healthy and normal. There are a lot of ways my hair gets and that is the result of the season, whether it's winter or summer, and also if I have had some stress and something to worry about or if there's been some photoshoots wher I've used way too much styling and products in my hair. Depends on so many things and before I used to have just one shampoo and conditioner to wash my hair with but now I've realized I need different lines on these different hair stages and that has made me help get my normal healthy hair back far more easily. I am still learning as it's new to me, because I've gotten to test very different haircare brands just recently and I can only share my personal experience with them, but I really wanted to show you guys in a whole one post what I use for what situation and intorduce you to brands that might help you with your current issue, so here goes: 


GROWING YOUR HAIR

 



Probably everyone knows Placenta Activ products and that's due to a good reason - they give the nutrients that help you grow your hair a bit faster and that is actually what I started using currently. I feel like my hair is quite close to normal now (will tell you below what was wrong) and after cutting my ends off quite a lot I could start testing this line. I believe a hair brand works the best as a full line, as in you use the same shampoo, conditioner and some third product (depending on the fix you need) alltogether to get the best and fastest result. I'm lucky to be testing the Placent Activ shampoo, conditioner and the super famous vials on scalp, but also the really new ones to the line - the vitamins (food supplements with eggshell membran) and the eyelash conditioner! In all honesty I haven't used the products long enough yet to tell you if my hair has had any super growth yet, but I am sure this famous brand has tons of reviews already online, so due to these I have faith in the brand and I will of course find a way to let you know soon on blog. I find it super exciting that they have added the eyelash conditioner to the line as it's new to me and even though I have very long lashes naturally, they also get damage from make-up removal and glue from fake lashes so I'm glad to finally have a good care for them. The vitamins is also news for me and I know any vitamins in my body will do so much good and now hair oriented vitamins are an amazing addition to my supplements. The products feel super nice, the hair feels reaaally good after a wash, soft and glossy and for me these are good products already! So happy to finally test out the famous line, planned this for long! 


SCALP ISSUES

 


So now to the issue I mentioned above. I had a lot of stress at the end of 2018 and beginning of 2019 and that led to my scalp skin to dry up significantly. The stress was due to nothing serious, but I somehow found myself overthinking EVERYTHING and got very stressed over so many things and I also at the same time had so much to do, so my skin suffered. I'm glad the effect on my face skin was less as that's usual where the stress shows but for me it was my scalp. So I got familiar with the brand London Labs in Polhem in summertime and decided the end of 2018 was the moment to give it a try. The line I used consisted of shampoo, conditioner, scalp peel and scalp mask and the root lifting foam. I also have the hair oil from London Labs that is usable elsewhere on body as wlel, but since I have hair and skin oils in use right now then I haven't tried it yet. By the way, don't open products you don't plan on using immediately as every one of them has an expiration date and you don't want the product to go bad befre you have the chance to use it, so that's what this oil is waiting on right now. So London Labs was great! The wash feels very fresh on scalp especially, leaving it with a smooth feel. I used the peels when I had used more of hairspray and that kind of products and the scalp mask when I felt super dull from scalp. London Labs has lines for different scalp issues but I picked the body building as my hair also gets super flat. I always use foam so I am not sure if the shampoo and conditioner gave the roots a good lift, but the London Labs root lifting mousse definitely was amazing! I loved that it didn't leave anything on my scalp for laters but still did it's work at root lifting. Really important if you have a stressed scalp like mine, but still want to use a hair foam for a lift! With me relaxing on my work and other stuff and with me using this line for about 2 months straight I have a LOT better feel on the scalp and even though it still sometimes gets more dry, I just use the London Labs line again between the Placent Activ care. Oh and I don't have the photo of the foam right now because I accidentally sent it off to Poland with J's suitcase haha! 


NEED OF VITAMINS AND HEALTHY LIVELY LOOK 




Here's a line to everyone whose scalp is fine, hair grows fine but hair looks a bit dull and lifeless. This line I tested during summertime as that's when the sun bleaches my hair beautifully light blonde, but also dries it up significantly. I tested the Linea Natura shampoo, hair mask and vials alltogether for about two months and I actually really looked forward to another wash haha, because I just LOVE the smell of these products!! The shampoo is really really nice on hair and leaves them very well washed. It conatins nutrients like bamboo and placenta, so I guess since I have quite a lot of that shampoo left I could use it together with the Placent Activ conditioner as well? Gotta find that out! Then I used the hair mask which is such a HUGE product that probably will last 2 years for me haha, but it's my absolute favourite! Oh that smell, that smell...I just wanna go smell that can over and over again. It leaves the hair feel like babies hair first thing and second the smell lasts on the hair for pretty long time. I heard from Adeline that introduced me to this mask that this one is the absolute hit of Linea Natura products and I definitely can tell why. The vials also contain good vitamins and nutrients to add after a wash and the line alltogether helped to maintain a very healthy shiny look on my hair that felt soft and smelled good. Definitely my go to when I feel like my hair is in its good shape but needs LIFE, just LIFE. Did I already say thanks to Linea Natura for actually giving people megatons of product if they buy one? 


I hope all of you babes could find something for your type of hair! I had fun testing the brand lines, they are really good brands and products and I look forward to tesing out something that could maybe give tons of shine to blonde hair, because gloss is hard to spot on blondes and something containing tiny bits of shine would be pretty amazing! I mean product lines that do that within a wash, I of course know a lot of great products that you can spray your hair with for some golden sparkle or glossier shine, but here in this I want to say that using too many products is also not good but we all wash hair so if you have any recommendations on a product brand or line as such the HIT ME UP! Sending hugs! x 




UNBOXING THE NEW LOUIS VUITTON HERE






Hi readers! I promised to share an unboxing of my newest designer bag ages ago but as promised, I will deliver, even if it's super late haha! I had very little time on deciding what to get from the Oslo Louis Vuitton store because it was really little before we moved away from Sarpsborg and Norway. I was gonna go for the Pochette Metis in my mind, if they would have had one available, but as usual, there was a line for it and they had the black version only in store. So I had previously looked up something similar to the Metis and decided to check that one out and once I saw it the Pochette was well out of my mind haha! The Marignan Messenger won my heart over in that store and for obvious reasons too. First off it's a reaallly new bag, that only came out in the beginning of 2018 so it's not as popular as the Metis and that means it's not everywhere and it's more of a rare sight still. But since the vintage look is huge currently, then this one was meant to be a new modern bag with vintage Louis Vuitton takes and boy did they nail that one with this bag! I love that besides the classical monogram print I have 3 other shades of leather as well - beige on the large front pocket, warm brown tone on the handle and olive tone on the strap and such colouring is super vintage! The lock closing is obviously the most LV vintage thing in LV ever and it's really easy to close up with. The main reason for falling in love with this bag was the size though! It can fit my camera with my wallet and phone and sunglasses and lipsticks, etc etc. It has so many pockets and no mid-section to divide the inside and a really big front pocket too! The size itself is really pleasant as it can be used as a handbag but also a shoulder bag with the attachable monogram strap. I am a fan of really specific shaped bags and that one was said to be a "businesswoman going to go and do stuff" bag in the store so I apparently love to go to that kind of styles in all bags haha! It's like a large envelope bag, bigger than Metis but not much, and I mostly love to use it as a handbag, not as a shoulder bag. Maybe because I would like the shoulder strap to be a bit wider but that is available to add for laters too. Another downside is the really light suede inside that can be ruined easily BUT the bag designer Kadri Kruus here in Estonia gave me some amazing tips on how to keep it clean and how to clean it if a lip pencil would like to draw on it at one point. Thanks so much Kadri! 

This bag really draws my outfits together and makes them feel more sophisticated if needed. I am still very excited over my pick after two months and can't wait to see how this bag will do in some years! I will definitely love my first Louis Vuitton for years!