Blazer - boyfriend's Leather pants - River Island/ similar HERE T-shirt - gift from Emporio Armani Bag - Louis Vuitton Sneakers - Alexander McQueen
Hiii! Here's something from Amsterdam! The city is so beautiful, so photogenic, of course there had to be a blog post following the few days there. It's actually two years in a row now that me and J go there around New Year's Eve time, but this time we left a day before for Paris. So we spent around 3 days in Amsterdam again as we love the city so much! We always get attached to cities that have some kind of a certain vibe. Amsterdam definitely has a really different vibe than other cities and the food is so great and there's always something to do and see there. I am sure we will be going there so often even after our second visit. For me, the most exciting is discovering the boutiqes and little cafes as everything looks ten times more magical in Amsterdam scenery. J loves it so much he would probably like to live there immediately haha! We also did a lot of shopping as the stores had some super good sales around New Year's and found some amazing pieces we hadn't seen in other places like a lot of great stuff from Off-White. Off-White is sooo popular right now, it's so difficult to get a hold of the coolest pieces but Amsetrdam had them all! I know I promise A LOT of posts lately that I haven't delivered yet BUT I would really like to share some phone snaps of the trip here soon as Amsterdam cute houses make me do it..oh and in front of these I am wearing one of my favourites looks that is not even from my own closet haha! I love to lend my boyfriend's blazers lately because I love overtly long sleeves and padded shoulders and oversized blazers and mens blazers have it all! So again I used his blazer and wore it on top of the relaly adorrable gift from Emporio Armani! It's a pure logo shirt that has Tallinn written on it, how cool is that!? Thanks so much for the gift EA!!! And decided to add some more detail with leather cigarette trousers from River Island and RI has been my main store for finding these trousers in different colours. Oh and here's my new Louis Vuitton bag! I will show it more in detail in another post so I won't stop on that. Yes I know a typical Amsterdam look is a neutral coloured teddy coat and yes I did wear one everyday there, but here's something different haha!
So it seems I've finally gotten rid of the damn flu that tortured me for a week (basically from when we got back from Paris). Got it immediately when I entered the snow storm situation in Estonia, ugh. After the trip I met up with some friends in Tallinn while J got his tattoo sleeve completed and then he was off to Doha with the natonal team for some training. I've basically been indoors for 5 days, healing my flu and working on laptop non-stop. I had so much to catch up on after the trip as I kindaaa waaaas lazyyy with my work in Amsterdam and Paris, so now I paid hard time for that mistake. New Year started so fast and I haven't fully gotten into planning a new work schedule for myself or routine or planning collaborations. I haven't even bought a 2019 planner yet, which reminds me I gotta go do it tomorrow for sure! I still don't have news on where J and I will be moving but we do have a lot of options on table I don't wanna share just yet (just in case) and we will probably see real soon what plays out! What I know for sure is that I will start applying for some university Master's degrees in Sweden over this weekend, so wish me luck on deciding!
Now I'm gonna have dinner with family and cuddle up with my dogs yet agaiiin (just came from there). Done with this laptop for the day haha! Good night! x
Wearing everything from River Island (from dress to shoes to jewellery)
HAPPY NEW YEAR EVERYONE!!!!
Hope you spent your New Year's Eve just the way you wanted it - with a loud bang or at home in PJ's! Me and J left for Amsterdam on 27th of December and went off to celebrate New Year's Eve in Paris after the 30th. I will catch up on the trip when I post some photos from it, but on New Year's Eve we went clubbing on the side of Paris city centre and it was so different for me as I've never been to some more exclusive clubs with a big entrance fee and a list, but J's teammate from Norway invited us and it was super fun there! I really did want to see the fireworks by the Arc, but oh well, had to pick one and well fireworks are every year right? Or maybe I'm not right as there's talk about havinbg lasershows in the coming years instead, will see. Definitely will remember this New Year's Eve for a long time due to so many reasons.
I decided to have a short 2018 recap under some outfit photos I took in Sarpsborg the day before we moved away. Took a bit of advantage of the amazing low sunlight we had in our room and the emptyness after packing everything in our boxes. Recalls some sad moments for me right now to look back at these photos, but exciting things ahead in 2019! Before I get to the recap, I wanted to talk a bit about the dress I'm wearing. I have been on a hunt for a good basic black blazer dress for a while and while these are sold everywhere I kind of always FORGOT to buy it haha! Then I saw this one at River Island and decided to try it out and boy did it fit like a glove! I liked the extra blingy buttons in the front, but I tend to wear them in not 2 pairs but one pair at the time (yes you can have 2 buttons instead of 4 visible) because I'm minimal like that. It's a super well fitting dress with an amazing non-wrinkly material so I've been having it on on a party once and at a dinner where I found it a bit too open cleavage so I wore a black turtleneck knit under it (looks so goood on top of a turtleneck guys, huge tip with open cleavage blazer dresses for you!). Hope they still have a few at River Island stores or online as it's HUGE SALES going on at RI right now! Together with the dress I also scored some cute jewellery and these reaaally dope platform heels that are a bit hard to run in I gotta admit haha, but they are soooo beautiful on that it's impossible to leave them boxed. I love this kind of heels so much, I think they make legs look the best they can be!
Last year for me was so amazing in a sense that so many new things happened for me and so many really good things too! The year started off with getting back from Amsterdam and J moving to Sarpsborg, Norway to play football there and I continued to work and live in Tallinn until May. Work gave me a lot of new exciting opportunities, e.g. my first work trip alone to Stockholm. My birthday was on 9th of February as usual haha, but I decided to have a small celebration with my best girls at the rooftop bar in Tallinn. In Winter I also had my very first blogger trip - to the launch of Loreal x Balmain lipsticks in Vilnius. Had so much fun on this trip (held a snake for the very first time) and really hope 2019 will bring some more of these! Then J came back from his training camp in Spain with Sarpsborg and we spent a few days together and packing all his stuff in his car and off he went again. Soon after I visited J for the first time in Norway and was captured by the different nature immediately and decided I want to move there with him, but wasn't sure when and how with my work place. I figured I would move only when I have completed all my goals and tasks for the workplace so that I don't leave anything half-done or undone.
Then Spring came and we had a second blogger trip to Riga Fashion Week with SIXT rental car BMW's. Another really different trip with my girl gang and so memorable since we drove the cars from Tallinn to Riga and it was my first Riga Fashion Week! Then by the end of March it was time to visit J again as he had his very first Eliteserien league game with Sarpsborg and they managed to beat Rosenborg. I saw how good J was in Norway that I had an even bigger rush to get to Norway as soon as possible haha! Everyone was talking about his in newspapers as he right after scored his first goal there too (he's a defender) and it made me feel so good about that year ahead (will tell you more about it below!). J got me my very first designer bag as a late birthday gift in Oslo when it was my first time ever visiting Oslo. Had been waiting for this for so long as I admire designer bags so much! Thanks baby! Soon after my blog broke down and as I hear from my readers, it still doesn't work properly and I promise to make big changes about it in 2019. Can't take this no more with these stupid blue boxes instead of my photos in certain wifi connections... Now April meant aother trip to see J in Norway as I promised myself to see him at least once a month next to my job. This was the time when Sarpsborg 08 gathered all the wives and girlfriends into a seaside hotel and hosted a dinner and a party for us. That's when I meant all the girls that would start to mean so much to me during 2018. I miss them so much right now and I hope all the best in the world for them as they made my year in Norway the best I've had in any football clubs! Right after I decided it's time to see my university friends in Lund and take a little day trip to my favourite city Copenhagen for some pretty photos and to meet my friends who have moved there from Lund. Had so much fun as I visited just in time for the Valborgs celebrations at Lund so I felt like a student again and of course Cph was a dream as usual. Saw all my friends and the weather was amazing! Oh when flying to Cph, I had my first emergency landing situation as a drunk passenger lost any contact with this world and we were forced to land in Stockholm instead. Scary experience for sure.. Then May came and suddenly Estonia got summer-y as hell and I thought it was just gonna be a really warm May and another lousy rainy cold Summer but weather had a different plan all along and it ended up being the warmest and most beautiful Summer both in Estonia and Norway! That also meant that dad parked his fast boat on the lake and the work-half-week-in-Tallinn-drive-to-hometown-for-sunbathing-weekend began for weeks. By then I already had notified work that I will be quitting and moving to Norway on 1st of June. I was so far with my work that I could take that decision only then.
On 14th of May I left to Norway again with my parents this time to show them where J lives and also bring some of my stuff there already. We also brought our dogs with us! It was when Norway had its National Day so me and J had to march the parade with S08 football club and my parents had a blast watching all the parades all day and attending events in town and evryone was soo dressed up and beautiful that sunny day! Then it was time to get back home, wrap up collaborations in Estonia and spend more time with dogs and family on the lake. Then I heard J is coming home in the beginning of June for national team games so I stayed longer in Estonia and decided to leave with him instead after the games. Then we had this great idea with some of the girlfriends to go see the game against Latvia in Riga and so I had yet another roadtrip to Riga. Then Norway life began! I am gonna sum up the whole 30+ degree summer with 3 words universally understandable - beach, swimming, seaside spa. Of course the whole summer I worked hard on my blog and Instagram, but I am lucky my little job leaves me so much free time to enjoy Summer like this! J was free from 12am everyday and I hope you understand we wanted nothing else in this heat than to grill in our friends garden sunbathing or swim somewhere haha. Of course the whole Summer was full of Eliteserien games which I enjoyed watching sooo much with the girls and I am so happy J did amazingly all this time! I had to visit Estonia every now and then for some new collaborations, events or meetings so I got to spend this beautiful Summer with my family, friends and dogs as well. I can't believe that 2018 Summer was 100% perfect, it was too good to be true! Going from lake to lake from seaside to seaside with my love in Norway plus spending amazing time in Estonia too with only blog work to do...did I really deserve this haha? I took upon some social media marketing jobs as I felt too lazy though. During Summer I gained so many new fantastic collaborations that I've only dreamed off in 2017 and I was busy as a bee with taking photos for all of them as I couldn't believe I could work with brands like this! More and more of them kept coming during Autumn and to be fair, one of the brands was set as my ultimate goal when I started blogging many years ago and this year they contacted me and I was on the moon!! 2018 was also a good year for blogging absolutely suuurelyyy! Around that time began the adventure that I will remember forever - the European League tournament. With no high expectations, Sarpsborg started its games against different teams across Europe and J was so busy travelling between European countries and Eliteserien games. They won the first round with ease, second was already too hard to beat but they beat them, then the beat another and that's when I got back from my long August stay in Estonia to watch the play off round of the EU League and I couldn't believe what I saw, they won 3-1 at home against a team so strong the odds were completely on their side, but Sarpsborg just kept surprising again and again and again! Then it was soon time for J to go to the national team games in Tallinn and he couldn't take part in the last play off game in EU League due to yellow cards and I will always remember how we were on the cruise ship from Stockholm to Tallinn, anxiously reading the results of Sarpsborg's game in Israel. It was an impossible situation by 85th minute but then suddenly Sarpsborg scored basically last minute and we were in the European League group stage against every damn odd!! Haha we popped some wine immediately and danced around in the ship, it was something historical. Sarpsborg had never even played the European League before and got that far, J was one of the main parts in this success and he became only the 5th Estonian to reach the group stage in history! Oh I forgot! I visited Göteborg for the first time in August as well!
In the beginning of September, I had to make a really hard decision. I was called from Stockholm University where I applied for the Fashion Studies Master's and since the studies were about to start, I had to decide whether I will stay in Norway with J or take a risk by going to Stockholm without any housing or anything planned and take part of the 2-year studies. It was a really really hard decision as I always wanted to enroll in this program but it was so hard to do so quickly as all my clothes and stuff were in Norway and I was in Estonia. I decided to listen to my heart and stay with J for his European League adventure and continue living in Norway. It ended up being a really really good decision in the end! I was so sad about it at first but when university told me that they can list me up for next year already then it all felt better. I don't know if it was the right decision but now I feel so happy I stayed in Norway! As we drove to Estonia with the car, we had to go back the same way. When we reached Stockholm we had a spontaneous visit to Norrköping to see our old apartment and eat at the lunch place we always ate at. It was so nostalgic and reminded me to cherish every place I live at so I could have such good memories in every town I once have to leave. I was determined to enjoy Sarpsborg and closeby Oslo to the fullest as we already knew by then that J wouldn't be staying in Sarpsborg but will try to aim higher for next season. What Autumn meant for J was the hardest football months of his life. At somepoint he had 3 games a week when Eliteserien and European League group Stage games collided and the group stage was really exciting with the Sarpsborg town having a party everytime there were homegames and the stadium were packed to the last seat! It was amazing to see the community all come together to support the guys and I felt goosebumps at the stadium everytime! Will never ever forget the feeling the EU League and Sarpsborg gave me and J, undescribable. I took a few trips to Estonia as I had a little girls getaway with Lindex for 2 days and then started to see my Lund friends AGAIN right after because one of J's group stage opponents was Malmö and I could go see my friends plus the game and also of course visit my favourite Copenhagen again haha! So there was my first European League away game checked as well! In Autumn J needed a lot of time to clear his head to be his best in EU League so we started going fishing a lot and boy did he get some amazing catches during his year in Norway! We spent so much time in the amazing Norwegian nature which I am really glad for. We also went to Oslo for many many times as we wanted to discover the city more before moving away. October meant another national team break and so did November. In October we flew home together but I was sick the whole time at home. October also meant Tallinn Fashion Week which was exactly after J's national team break so I stayed longer in Tallinn to attend all the shows I liked. It was a really fun fashion week this time as it gets more and more professional each year.
November came quick and that meant Christmas market in Oslo and beautiful lit up Sarpsborg. I was alone for a long time as J was travelling with national team so I took this time to work basically every single day. As he got back, my parents soon came to visit us to help us move with their car and soend some time in Sarpsborg (and see the Besiktas home game). The trip went bust for them as it rained all week and the Besiktas game was one of the saddest emotions of 2018 when J got injured and after that Sarpsborg lost their 2-0 success to 2-3 loss... My dad still can't get over that game. My dogs were happy to be back in that beautiful park though! When my parents were in Sarpsborg, the club had arranged a Christmas party for the wives and girlfriends and this ended up being the best night of my 2018!! I liked these girls so much already but partying with them at the hotel dinner and party and later out in town at the karaoke bar I felt like I want to stay there forever with these people! I laughed so hard my cheeks hurt bad the next day and I got home so late, filled with so much joy and love! This night being the best night also made me feel depressed about moving away from Norway. J went to his last European League game and I was left to pack up our life there and it all ended too quick for me.. I had grown to love Sarpsborg a lot but the reality of football life is that I will have to say goodbye to most places I lived at. I spent the time to meet up with some girls and visit my favourite places one more time and then it was time to move and our car looked like we were on a year-long roadtrip across the world haha, so fully packed! I wasn't happy at all with being back in Estonia but it was Christmas time and I really love Christmas so it was a bit better this way. We had a lovely Christmas and headed on a trip to Amsterdam and then Paris for New Year's Eve.
This is the largest recap I've ever written hahaha, I am amazed if any of you will actually read through it but I found it important to write down as this blog is also my memory-collection while it is a social media platform! I don't only wanna see my outfits here but also my life and my happy moments I want to remember and cherish later. 2018 treated me and J so amazingly well I don't even know how to thank it. Probably by remembering all these high emotions for the rest of my life! 2018 gave me hard decisions one by one, gave me a new country to experience and live at, gave J a memory of a lifetime in the face of EU LEague and S08 football club and changes to go so much higher in his career now and 2018 made my dreams come true in blogging and life! I am glad I found time during this busy year to meet up with my friends and gave me so many firsts! I am very sure I left so many events and things out but that's my memory for now and I might edit the post when I remember more. THANK YOU 2018 WITH ALL MY SOUL AND HEART!
Dress - Dry Lake/ HERE
Hey all! How are you feeling after Christmas? I'm definitely bloated like a balloon and ready to hit Amsterdam soon and then Paris right after to eat even moooore goood fooood!
I actually noticed a funny thing this Christmas Eve - I have been wearing a Dry Lake dress on Christmas dinners 3 years straight now! Well nothing to be surprised about as Dry Lake does create stunning pieces season by season and their dresses just are the best quality, material and cuts for parties where you want to look very feminine, but also fashionable and feel comfortable. I think on Christmas Eve I've always wanted to put on something that sparkles, glitters, but is not like New Year's Eve kind of bling but really classy you know? DL always gets me. This year I had the best one I'm so sure of that! The Sigrid dress has tons of colourful sparkles on it and it's quite heavy as there's two layers of fabric (love when dresses are heavy!!), but it's sooo soft and comfortable I could wear it anywhere! Since I have two dinners to attend within 3 hours every year then I am so grateful when a dress can hide a food baby bump I might have so this dress saves the day with its loose, but still well-fitted cut. The cut is so interesting though with my favourite turtleneck-on-dress thing going on and these really huge sleeves that go up to elbows. So different and chic, well done DL!
So hereee's some close ups of that amazing dress as the light made it difficult to take full body shots, but I think close ups were the best way to capture the beauty of this dress and the colour of the sprakle. Enjoy your holidays and I will probably not blog a lot during our trip with J but will see! Have the happiest last days of 2018 and thank you already for everything this year my dearest readers! x
MERRY CHRISTMAS TO MY AMAZING FOLLOWERS!!! <3
Another year of blogging where I can wish my best to all of you for Christmas while being so grateful you support me by checking back here so often! It is the best gift I could ever ask for with my social media work and I am truly honored by all of this! The only reason I keep doing this year after year is my passion and YOU so I wish I could send you all that love back on this beautiful season! Christmas is such a wonderful time (THE most wonderufl time as the song doesn't lie at all!) and I hope you get to spend it in the way that makes you happy and peaceful. Of course every Christmas might not be ideal as some might be far away from families and friends or have some other reasons but luckily we get this wonderful holiday every single year so try to remember that social media is not what it shows itself to be and no one should be affected by what they see there. Bad times and good times pass quicker than we realize, but it's important to find happiness and peace in every situation.
I was yet again blessed enough to spend my Christmas time at home with J's and my family (with 3 dinners in total) and we had the best time! I really appreciate how I got to take some time off everything and truly value the idea of this season. We played boardgames, ate good food, had hours of funny chitchat and gave out presents and now I am so ready to jet off to Amsterdam and then Paris for our little New Year's trip with J!
Oh and aren't we lucky in Estonia to have had such thick snow outside during Christmas that looked like a fairytale day and night?? The weather this year has been absolutely perfect with hot long summer and really snowy Christmas! Definitey one of the highlights of 2018 for many many people! When I get back from our little European tour then I will definitely go have more fun in the snow and try to relax as long as I can at home since who knows when J will jet off to another country and it will be time for me to move along as well.
But as I gotta drive to Tallinn Airport really early tomorrow then MERRY CHRISTMAS again my dearest readers and I hope that your holiday season will continue to be cheerful and will be topped up with a fun and wonderful New Year's Eve!! Thank you for everything again and again and le's hope that really good 2018 will turn itself into an even better 2019! Sending hugs!! x
(PS! I am wearing an amazing Mongolian fur jacket from the Pello Bello brand that has kept me warm and cozy in snow lately! Plus it's gorgeous and so so soft and I love every bit of it!)
Everything from Emporio Armani (Tallinn store)
Hey everyone! Christmas is so close now! Truly is the most wonderful time of the year and for me it's because of the lit up streets, thick snow we have here in Estonia and the peaceful family time with no rush with work, just other Christmas-y things instead! I did my gift shopping really early in Norway already so right now I am completely stress free with this, but it's getting harder and harder each year as the world has taken a move from a lot of gifts to meaningful and really practical ones and you have to know your friends and family reaallly well now to make a good gift these days. Gladly I have a really attentive pair of ears and a good memory to keep all the 'wanties' on my mind since probably August haha!
I've been in my hometown all the days since I've been back from Norway but yesterday I had to head to Tallinn early for a day full of tasks and meet-ups with friends. We also finished filming for the new TV show here in Estonia. It's the same one we did in the beginning of December but there was a lot to still show and talk about so we wrapped it up completely now. No spoilers, but the topic is about blogging, how blogging is perceived in Estonia and what that work really is about. I think it's really important for many people in Estonia to hear about, but especially by those whom I will be addressing in my next blog post. It has a serious note, but it definitely has to be talked about. But I also hopped by showrooms to see the super cool people of our little PR world in Tallinn and as always it's so happy to see them over a long time and then had a coffee right after with a friend. Then I was off for a super quick photoshoot at Hilton and immediately had to rush off to our Christmas dinner at Ribe with our girl gang of bloggers! Had so much fun seeing the girls over a long time and later at night met up with J who had another dinner in town and then we drove back to our hometown late at night. It was such a busy day and I had a migrane since I woke up, but the excitement of everything kept me up and going! Christmas time seems to make people so much happier after all and it can be felt strongly in the city!
The glitzy party season means sparkle and so I went to the Emprio Armani store a little while back with the idea to pick out my most favourite party dress that is fit for Christmas and New Years Eve and the coziest warm coat on top of it as it is pretty cold outside and you know what? Found them right away! Emporio Armani really had my view on awesome party dresses as they were glamorous and sparkly, some even golden, and I think it's the only time of the year where it's acceptable to show up full glammed up and sparkle whereever and I sure am taking use of this time every year! I remember a long sleeved sparkly golden dress that I still think of but it had run out of the smallest size. BUT I found something gorgeous I've actually never tried on yet - a sparkly sleeveless dress with a turtleneck! Those who know my style well know that I am real weak for party dresses with turtlenecks, but I've always had long sleeves on them so it was an exciting cut for me to do styling for. Of course I loved the dress on the hanger due to the beautiful details and sequin, but it took me by surprise how gorgeous it actually looked on a person! It is extremely elegant, poised and of course describes Emporio Armani perfectly yet again. I think this would be a stunning choice for a more formal Christmas dinner party of New Year's Eve party as the cut makes it very different and exciting and the dress itself is really comfortable to wear all night. You can find a without-a-coat-photo on my Instagram too (@merylmgi) and they had multiple dsizes of the dresses in the EA Tallinn store so definitely worth a go! The coat won my heart because of the dusty colour and how super soft it is. It's a faux fur coat with suede detailing that is so warm that I actually had no problem to stand in a dress outside in the middle of December! Every woman needs a coat that fits most of the outfits and keeps them warm with a mini dress under during New Year's Eve and that beautiful coat is the one! To complete the outfit, I added a black faux fur collar-scarf that fit the shoulder of the coat well, but it can also be worn with the dress under to keep shoulders warm. Also added a sophisticated clutch with a thin chain detailing that is perfect to any firmal outfit or even to a smart everyday outfit.
Emporio Armani keeps surprising me with the range of different styles in store and I really like the size and selection of the store we have here in Tallinn. Here's the best news though - EA super quality comes with a pricey tag, but now there's a BIG SALE already in the Tallinn EA store so many of the outfits and pieces I've shown you over the AW18 season are on sale and are a real bargain so hurry before the best ones are gone! Enjoy the holidays! x
Whole outfit from River Island (Tallinn store)
Ahhhh finally my dear blog!! I've missed writing here and now I'm up for a such a mess here because so much has been going on haha! Well FOREMOST, we are now done with all the moving from Norway to Estonia. It became vlear J will not continue playing for Sarpsborg 08 and therefore we moved our things to Estonia until we know where J will head next in his career. We have an idea where he might go, but I probably shouldn't say anything just in case haha! The moving was HARD, but it was better as my parents visited us with all the dogs 2 weeks before moving so they could take some of the stuff with them on the car, but we still had the car straight up full of stuff when we drove home. It honestly looked so bad haha but we made it and it's so important J will get a longer contract now as I'm a bit done with all that moving for a while. J had his away games so I had to pack away most of the things and organize the furniture to our friends. So I had no time for the blog whatsoever during that time. Now the HARDEST part was actually saying bye to my really new home. I really enjoyed Sarpsborg because of its location to many cool cities and the sea, but it was the first football club where I made so many amazing friends! It was really difficult to leave because of them as these girls are the nicest and funnest bunch of ladies I've ever met in football clubs and I really hope to see them again some day. We had a huge Christmas party a few weeks before I left and it got so out of hand just ike in Spring when we had the meeting party haha! We went to a dinner at the hotel, but already had pre-drinks at the hotel room and after dinner we went to the hotel Christmas show which was so dope that we all got crazy there. The other businesses that had come to enjoy the show must've been looking so weird at the front row girl gang from Sarpsborg 08 hahah! Then we went bar hopping plus karaoke, but the main part was that it had been so long I had laughed so hard for hours that my cheeks hurt badly! Such a great girl bunch and I'm jealous of the girls that get to join them next year. Another thing is that I am so connected to Scandinavia-everything that leaving Scandinavia again was really hard, like leaving a big home that fits me perfectly.
Now in Estonia it's been pretty busy with blog collaborations and I've been picking up some gifts from the brands I work with here and I am so so thankful for all the amazing gifts as I really enjoy working with the brands everytime I come here! Been spending a lot of time with family and dogs since it's Christmas time and I wanna take it easy with the photoshoots a little while, gather some creative ideas before I get into it again. I think it's really important to get some creative breaks to see things more clearly, have the time to think about future content and get the mood really back on. Happy for all that thick snow we have here and the beautiful Christmas tree at home so my Christmas spirit is full on!
When my parents visited we also took a little trip to Oslo, the shops there and the Christmas market and that's where the photos are also from. I haven't worn pink for ages now and eventhough I wasn't sure about the colour of this teddy coat from River Island at first, I am now really captivated by it. I've gotten so many compliments on the street and train for it as it is a super eyecatching coat and probably this piece you have in the closet that you don't wear everyday but when feeling extra fierce. Love this kind of clothing that is a bit too extra to handle so you feel great on days you put it on. SInce it's really poppy itself then I added really basic clothing to it. River Island does have the best selection of well-fitting ribbed turtlenecks and all kinds of cool jeans, so it wasn't hard to find the perfect basics to this coat. Oh and the boots! I haven't been wearing anything else as much as these boots lately. They are so perfect with the kitten front and small block heels, which means they are comfortable to wear for a long day in the city or when going out. They also fit most of my outfits so it just happened that I found my favourite winter boots so early haha! River Island has huge sales right now so if you haven't done all your Christmas shopping yet then they have really cool accessories and clothing up there, but I recommend checking out their small gift section in Tallinn! I wish you the most stress free pre-Christmas hussle guys and talk tomorrow! x
Wearing all River Island
Another Sunday, time goes by just too fast. J is coming home tonight from his Tromso game up in Norway and I've been cleaning most of the day and watching Netflix, but there's so much more preparations to do as my parents and all the dogs are coming to visit us on Wednesday and staying for a few days to see Norway some more (Definitely will visit Halden and Oslo) and see the Besiktas home game in the European League, which is gonna be huge here. It's almost the last game of the season, but definitely the last home game and I am feeling very very sad about this. I've gotten used to the Sarpsborg 08 football club and the little passionate town here and I've made many good friends here that I really like, so it's another ending on top of all endings I've had in various towns, but somehow Sarpsborg has been the most special football club I've ever seen from the sides of. The song, the people, the approximity of everything and the happiness here is very addictive and I am still of course very glad I could have been part of this and will always remember the emotions I got here, especially the ones with the European League victories. Definitely will keep in touch with the girls, but you probably ask now where we are going...well we are definitely moving in December, but first to Estonia as J has about a month of vacation and we will see whether we will go travelling a bit or stay home, but in January another move to another country will take place and I will tell you once he has signed a new contract, until then everything is possible to happen! Excited but so scared you know. I will keep you updated on everything, promise!
I have been away from Estonia for a few weeks now and it's a bit more than 3 weeks to go until our move and I know I'm gonna miss the Scandinavian shopping A LOT, but at the same time I already miss my favourite River Island too haha! They don't have a RI store here unfortunately, but I do have some photos to share with the perfect basics I found from River Island. I know I do these 'basics' post now and then that are not maybe super innovative or trendy, but I think these are really honest posts, because I am a true lover of good basics and these are the bases to all my other outfits and it's sometimes to good to show you them so that they don't hide behind a fluffy coat or a very very extra jacket or pants, but are matched with other good basics making a really comfy and simple outfit. So here's a complete outfit of only basics that have been in every week use by me since I got them from River Island. RI has so many good basics I've alredy said that a million times here, but it continues to be true by the example of that knit already. It's a really nice greyish white and 'small' knit that fits under everything, but especially nice under blazers in my opinion. I really like these half-turtleneck styles so this knit has been in everyday use by me and the same goes for these stretchy leggings-pants. They are really simple super comfortable leggings, really perfect for travelling, but I think the two golden buttons and the suit pants styled fronts make them way more stylish than any other pair of leggings. I've already posted with the wool coat here once and I'm doing it again as it is a simple coat that really does go with everything so no wonder it's gonna be repetetive here. And the boots are just dope. They have a small block heel and are super shiny, but they are mad comfortable to wear and I think the golden buttons on them go so well with the leggings and they are over all very good basic boots to wear with anything. A bit pricey but they look really good as well.
Oh by the way guys, have you also been watching Riverdale? Now that J was in Tromso the whole weekend I took the series up due to recommendation by Marii and I somehow can't stop watching haha. I can't decide if I really like it or it's a really cheesy teen show, but one's for sure, it's so interesting with so many twists that I just keep on going. What are your opinions on it? Gonna watch one more episode now and will start working after J gets home and probably will dive into his Playstation soon haha. Lots of luck for the upcoming week cuties! x
Ideal of Sweden Golden Jade Marble phonecase - HERE
Hey everyone! Hope Black Friday is going good! Don't forget to grab everything you've wanted for a long time or need and definitely it's the time to think about good deals on Christmas presents, BUT most of all make sure not to over do it! Black Friday is good for bargains on things you want and need, but overbuying is not good for you or the world. Keep your mind clear, think environmentally friendly and enjoy it for the day it is!
Now one deal that got me the most today was 50% off EVERYTHING on IDeal of Sweden site! Since the sale lasts all weekend long then I thought I would share the news here as the brand ambassador. I am a true fan of their products and since I know their "how it all started" story then I like the brand even more. I've been fetching a few Christmas gifts to my closest from there today but I'm still sitting here, trying to figure out what I want to have for myself the most as there are so many other cute thinsg besides the amazing phone cases as well like the car phone holder, the wallets and the stylish powerbanks...gotta make up my mind until Sunday and if you wanna scroll through the sale as well then check out the link HERE. Happy shopping! x
Coat & Jeans - H&M (coat sold out online, similar HERE/ Jeans HERE) T-shirt - Gina Tricot Sneakers - Alexander McQueen
Hey cuties! So not much has been up lately as after I got back to Norway from Sweden I have been mostly working all week. J has been in Hungary for 5 days and will be 3 more in Greece and since everyone has been away from the town during the national team games break then I've been taking this alone time to catch up on all my editing, e-mails and posting which is not only my blog but also my other work with social media. I've been efficient as hellll this past week and I think I really needed this time to get my life sorted out after all that back and forth travelling haha. Besides work getting done, I've also bought and put up some Christmas lights and got the home in amazing shape plus been having too much home-spa. I really must sound like I didn't have my life in order before and trust me, I didn't haha and not because I was a mess but I always had so many plans that I never took time to concentrate at home. One downside of all this is that I haven't been able to snap a lot of photos during this time and also I've had a really annoying, pounding migrane for the past 4 days that I wake up with every morning. I really appreciate the good advice everyone gave me on Instagram stories and I feel a lot better now, but I'm afraid it might come back in the morning and it must be due to some pressure change or so, because normally they don't last that long for me. They're not like really painful but more just annoying to do my work with and it has made laptop work really hard especially. By the way have you guys hung up your Christmas lights already? That time is sooo magical with the lights on the streets and the Christmas trees being lit up...it always comes so quick every year doesn't it? Like straight from September to Christmas like snap!
So J will be back by Monday night and I've planned to do a little bit of more work tomorrow on that Sunday, but definitely planning to finally cover myself into self-tanner as I am getting really pale already and that's not good for my type of work haha, and also planning to do some cleaning and laundry and of course watch another one of J's national team games in the evening. I have tried to shoot some detail and product photos indoors but it's been so gray and dark the whole week that I have to have the lights on during the day even. I wonder if the sun will show its face tomorrow so I can finally snap my ideas... will see!
But I've been living in this coat here recently, boy where do I begin! I grabbed it with me from H&M along with them perfect wash retro mom jeans some months ago becayse I just knew this coat is gonna be the coat of this winter for me and I was not wrong AT ALL. It's huge and if you've been following me from at least last winter you know that I have a weak spot for chunky oversized coats and puffer jackets and this is yet another one into my closet, but I think this one is the best yet! The cut is amazing perfect with a loose fit and just one button to close it up with and I just adore the creamy white and the almost teddy coat look it has. I'm really glad it's not completely teddy looking but also leaves a bit room to wear it with more elegant clothing if you know what I mean. It's super warm and quite heavy because of it, but there's nothing it doesn't go with and I will be obsessed to the limits over this coat. I think it is sold out online, but it can be available in stores still and since I've had so many people asking for it once I posted it on my Instagram stories then I suggest to check out the more brown versions of it on H&M website too, also super cute! I also asked from H&M Showroom about this coat and they said H&M might have it back just one day if the decide to so make sure to keep checking their website often!
I'm gonna take my tired head to sleep now so have a good night (Saturday night) everyone! x
Everything except for boots is from Emporio Armani.
Hey everyoneI I've been travelling A LOT these few days, going from Norway to Estonia, from Estonia to Sweden and from Sweden to Copenhagen for a day and now I'm on the train back to Norway haha. Such a Scandinavian/Nordic trip in such a little time frame (8 days to be exact), but the reason is that I had many projects, events and collaborations (and a little TV show filming) during the weekend in Estonia and had to go home for these and since I planned to go see J's European League game against Malmö in Sweden anyway then I went there straight from Estonia. Met up with my uni versity friend Rebecca and had a lot of fun at Copenhagen with her for the day. Copenhagen is as good as ever and I will probably never in my life get tired of this amazing city with amazing vibes and artsy royal buildings. Apparently haha, I managed to break my pants there so I had to quickly get a new pair which was a very awkward but really funny situation, a first for me definitely. After the CPH day I was sooo tired, so went early to bed as I wanted to get up early as well the next day. Helped Rebecca with her interview for her Bachelor's Thesis and wanted to be in Malmö early for the game to have a bit of din-din and beers before the match. I've never been to Malmö Stadion so obviously we were a little late trying to navigate ourselves there through the city haha, but the game went so well as it was a tie again between the teams and Sarpsborg is now second in the European League Group I. So proud of my babe! Will now get to spend two-three days with him in Sarpsborg before he's off to his national team games in Greece and Hungary, so I will be having a lot more free time working on my laptop when I'm alone in Norway. I have so much to catch up on now that I've been having this hectic travelling schedule, but I of course gathered some content on the way and can't wait to publish everything I've planned to now.
One of the pending posts has been one of my recent favourites as this outfit is everything I love about Emporio Armani and everything that is just 'me'. As I've been collaborating with Emporio Armani, I've come to learn that their suit pants are the best ones I've ever tried on anywhere. It started with the golden set a few months ago when I was really surprised about the cut and fit of EA suit pants as they didn't look like they would suit me on a hanger but once I put them on I felt like they will probably flatter everyone and so many body types. See the post HERE. Now I tried on about 5 pairs recently and I was again sceptical about the fit of all of them but once I tried them on they were absolutely amazing and I heard suit pants are the best sellers in Tallinn as they are really this type of suit pants that you can have from formal events to office and back onto streets, so I decided to go for a bit of a street-look with the pants too. I found this really perfect grey pair that looked so beautiful from the back and I thought that a pair of platform boots would go so well with them if I folded them up a bit. I was so right about this as I fell in love fore sure! Of course I then went on to match the fur jacket I've been having on my mind for months now with the pants. This jacket is so cool I wish I had it in every colour possible! It's so warm and soft, but the best part is the HUGE Emporio Armani logo at the back with EA written out itself. This kind of short fur jackets with large logos and texxts in the back are really in right now, but I bet they will never truly go out of fashion so this jacket is definitely an investemnt piece for wintery years to come and it won't disappoint with any outfit as it is so edgy! Probably no winter outfit screams 'Meryl' more than a turtleneck matched to it and nothing better than EA quality knits and turtlenecks to keep warm. The whole outfit is a really great go-to look through Fall and Winter to have and matching styles like suit pants and casual fur jackets will never let down style wise. You can find the whole look from Tallinn's Emporio Armani store and definitely online as well!
I have about an hour left until I reach my little Norwegian home so I will down my green energy shot and edit some photos on Lightroom until I get there. Will probably remember more details about my last few weeks once I am not so tired and have more time to put my thoughts together about all the overwhelming days so I will share them here later! Until then have an amazing weekend angels! x
Wearing everything from River Island (only boots are last season)
So the Oslo trip didn't go well as the weather forecast is the most unreliable thing currently. It said it was gonna be 10 degrees and sun all day so we were really hyped about going there and spending a long day but it ended up SNOWING in the morning and once the snow melted it was 0 degrees and thick rain all day, so we hopped by town, the photos of course failed completely and then we went to the National Museum instead. I was happy to see the Edvard Munch famous paintings and get familiar with the artsy side of Norway and even J got kinda into the paintings, which was very very surprising to me haha! Now I'm in Estonia again (yep again) as I took up a few projects here to do and will go to straight Sweden after a few days. Yesterday I had one of the funnest nights over some time and definitely one of the funnest blog events yet with a bunch of girls and Lindex. We drove almost two hours to a distant cabin house by the sea where we all got ready in our pre-picked Lindex glam outfits and had a private chef make us a 4-course dinner with so much wine and bubbles, while we chatted all night and then we all got into our custom pijamas and played boardgames with more wine and made the silliest videos haha. This really amazing but also silly night with the blogger girls was exactly what I needed at that point. Just need some girls-only getaways now and then and I am so so thankful to Lindex and Grete and all the other brands that plan fun events for us as sometimes they truly are needed for more inspiration and motivation when spending great time with other bloggers. Thanks girls, it was so so fun with you!
As my Oslo photos failed, I quickly wanted to shoot my favourite outfit in Sarpsborg before my trip to Estonia, because this here is one of my recent favourite looks for Fall. Everything is from River Island by the way! I already owned a pair of this kind of black leather cigarette trousers and I've worn them a lot during last months, so when I saw the brown version I knew I had to get them immediately and I was so right to get them. These are even funkier than the black ones because they stand out more now that the black ones are everywhere and on everyone and also I just love how they look with an all-black combination! Of course they go really well with other neutrals as well like beige and grey, but I think all black brings them out the best. To the pants I added some realllly good RI basics like this warm black coat that actually has a fur collar and a belt, but they are removable and I thought that less detail is better to this look. Then I found a top I've been looking for a long time and I somehow tend to find everything I've been looking for for a long time from RI stores. It's a sleeveless turtleneck top. Oh and that bag haha, listen up! This bag is THE BEST for everything. It already looks so cool as it is 100% all faux fur, handles and everything, but it's also so comfortable to carry heavy stuff around with. My laptop is super heavy as it's a Macbook Pro from a few years back and I also sometimes have my charger, camera, water bottle and so so many things with me and this bag is such a hand saver if you know what I mean girls. The handles are furry so it makes it soft to carry any weight and that also makes it a perfect travel bag which it has been in use for me lately of course. You can also wear it over the shoulder with a longer strap so this is something River Island has really nailed it with. There's many more colours like animal print and emerald green so I definitely recommend this bag to everyone carrying around a lot of stuff!
Now I'm gonna head home from Tallinn to spend a few days there and pack for Sweden/Norway as I'm not coming back from Norway until mid-December and I need my Winter slash party clothes all with me and not to forget the outfits I gotta prepare to take with me to Malmö and Copenhagen in near days! Can't wait for the Swedish hop over!! Talk soon! x
Knit dress, sunglasses and handbag - Emporio Armani
Happy Monday morning everyone! It's such a beautiful but cold morning here in Norway. For some reason neither the wifi or 4g on my laptop has allowed me to upload photos on blog, so until I can find out that issue, I've been uploading photos via phone or at cafes where for some reason, the uploading works haha! Maybe my laptop is pushing me to work outside of home, who knows. That is the reason I haven't been posting about Tallinn Fashion Week yet, but I will now as I found out how to get photos up and I have all the outfits to show you guys! The weather during TFW was sooo nice that I could wear a oversized knit with knee boots again! Compared to the previous years, we were very very lucky to have this weather.
So everything besides the boots in this outfit is from the Emporio Armani Tallinn store and I just love LOVE this look! This emeraldish-green knit is actually wearable in so many different ways! It can be worn as I did on TFW, but the collar can be set in many different ways or opened up half way. Also the knit can be opened up fully, making it a really long beautiful cardigan! I always get excited over clothing pieces that can be worn in many different ways because my creative sense just kinda gets satisfied over this, gets my mind going to all the ways to style it. But my favourite part of the knit are the huge trumpet sleeves that make it so elegant and edgy. Definitely look out for trumpet sleeves on tops right now, as they are still very much in. I styled the green knit with the knee boots and simple black accessories and just how gorgeous are these!? The patterned handbag just gets my heart racing so fast! To be honest, it's just perfect. I really like handbags that have a specific rectangular shape plus with the short handles it looks so feminine and warable to anything and everywhere. It doesn't look like a typical office bag as it has really exciting details like the crocodile pattern and the ziczac-like closing. Oh and I have found my new favourite sunglasses from Emporio Armani for the Winter, square, oversized and so cool!! I just love how Emporio Armani keeps surprising me over and over again with its new youthful but still highly elegant pieces. All of the pieces except for the boots can be found from the EA store in Tallinn!
I'm soon done working on todays tasks already and until I get new ones popping into my mailbox (or head) then I need to figure out what to do with this beautiful and free Monday. Thinking about going to enjoy some beautiful Norwegian nature as J has a day off from football as well. It's been exciting here with football as the European League and Eliteserien games are all going well and it's been fun watching these with girls again, but everything seems to go by too fast right now. It was fun at home with the Tallinn Fashion Week and all the events happening, but I couldn't wait to be back in peaceful Norway and now I gotta head back to Tallinn again on Thursday already for some duties and events and then It's time for a brief visit to Sweden right after. Once I will be back in Norway from Sweden it's almost the end of the season already and we will be leaving Sarpsborg and I feel like I just came here. It's too soon and I am really not ready to leave Norway yet, but of course I'm always excited for what the future brings as football is and always will be the most unpredictable thing in the world. One day you're here and next day you're packing and two days later you live in a new country already. It's gonna be super hard to leave the new friends I made, the routine I have here, the Norwegian nature and the Scandinavian lifestyle I just reckon myself the most with. I think the best way to cope with leaving soon is just to see and do as much as I can until I am here, starting with today and by going to discover more of Oslo tomorrow. We have plans to do some Winter shopping for J and of course take some photos and see something new in the city again! Talk soon loves and have a super great new week! x
Wool blend coat, faux leather pants and animal print top - H&M/ coat HERE Boots - NA-KD Bag - Gucci Sunglasses - RayBan
Hi there!! Meanwhile I have travelled to Estonia as J has his national team break and I have some work and then it's time for Tallinn Fashion Week! However, things haven't gone as I planned as 2 days ago I got a flu that got really really bad really quick. When J came home from his game around 1 at night, I tried to go to sleep hoping I could sleep the horrible feeling off but my face hurt so bad from the inside that I couldn't sleep all night and as the alarm clock went off 6am we had to start travelling to Oslo for our flight to Tallinn and boy was it the worst little trip I've ever had...probably the worst flu I've ever had too. I'm at home, still very sick and trying to do my best to get better so I can start working and go to my events by Thursday or Friday. Wish me luck..or good health that I would make it! Definitely have to do extra busy days once I'm healthy as I'm losing so much valuable time right now and I haven't been sick for so long so I don't know how to sit calmly and heal hahah!
We took a lot of Oslo trips lately as J needed some new Autumn stuff and well I just like Oslo more and more everytime and always happy to go. I always try to see new areas there so we went to see the palace and the university area before we hit the city centre and I think this part of Oslo is definitely the prettiest I've seen so far! Guess you can tell from photos a bit how beaut it is!
So I'm wearing an almost full H&M look here from the A/W collections and every piece here has found a cozy safe spot in my closet as they are THE perfect basics (and THE perfect animal print). The faux leather pants are such a good fit and I like the almost-but-not-that-much high waist and the zipper details at the bottom. Wearable with anything as is that amazing wool blend coat H&M Conscious btw!) ! I just can't get enough of it! It has this wide chunky cut while still elegant and it looks so high-end! Definitely my current favourite coat as it goes with anything and is so warm with its wool blend that I've been going to football games with it and whenever I needed to be a bit warmer in Norway. That's an absolute gem among the A/W collections in H&M so make sure to check it out in stores quick as they have been in stores for a few weeks and already ran out of in my hometown in Norway! Eventhough the basics are so perfect, the outfit's star is the perfect animal print top. I am not a fan of all kinds of leopard or animal print as it has to be very specific sized with very specific colours for me to like it, but I fell in love with this top as soon as I saw it because it's literally EXACTLY the kind of animal print I like and the top is so cool with its orange details and slim fit! The whole outfit became my go-to in September and October, but I think I have to start changing lighter tops to chunky turtleneck knits under my coats soon because surprise... I got the flu after all!
It's so good to be home guys! Especially now that I feel so ill and mom does everything she can to heal me up for an important weekend, she's the best! Also happy to cuddle with my furry pups again! Gonna give them some hugs and then reply to some mails before I will hit the bed early. Have a great week cuties! x
Wearing everything from River Island
Hey loves, I'm back with another full RI look and this time going full on Fall with the first teddy jacket of the season! Why I'm claiming it to be the first is that I have already gotten my hands on some super SUPER cute teddy coats from different brands and I will be showing them all Winter long because hey, who doesn't love them? I sure do and they are lifesavers for Nordic bloggers haha! So the very honorable first is something I wanted to get my hands on last Winter already - a brown teddy jacket. When I last went to Amsterdam in January I felt like I wanted to wear this exact colour there because I thought it would fit the aesthetics of the city perfectly and it was somekind of a boom of this kind of jackets in Amsterdam that I somehow got so caught up into, but what I didn't find anywhere was this jacket. Either sold out or with a big hoodie, so thanks so much River Island for launching this perfect short brown teddy to snuggle into and that I can bring me to Amsterdam if me and J decide to go again this Winter, because we loved the city! It's now cold weather football game watching tested as well and yes it is super warm! SInce I like to wear very simple basics with my teddies then I went for a simple white tee and white sneakers with pretty details look, but I found these gorgeous satin skinny pants from River Island as well and thought they looked funky for the outfit. These pants will be used at so many parties and events during Winter for sure as they have such a beautiful glow and can be worn with so many things because they are like formal black jeans you know.
So what has been going on in daily life..been watching lots of football games and working hard on laptop basically, but me and J have been a lot in the nature recently as it is so beautiful at that early Fall phase and the weather has been relatively good but SO COLD suddenly! Also I've managed to break my laptop's mouse pad in other news haha, had to go buy a mouse for it as otherwise you wouldn't be hearing from me and pictures would go unedited and untouched. Today we're gonna shoot some photos again and tomorrow it's the big European League homegame day that I am scared and excited about at the same time. It's still so crazy cool that J actually plays these games with his team..outsiders succeeding at its finest! But where it gets tricky is that we don't know if we will be flying to Estonia on Friday or Monday for the national team games break again. It makes it a bit tricky for me with my colloborations in Tallinn as I have no idea how to plan my schedule for the weekend but hope I will get to know as early as possible. In Tallinn there will be events and collabs waiting but foremost it's time for Tallinn fashion Week again! I am super excited about this year's TFW as the line up is so great and I can't wait for the fuzz and these dark but fashionable October nights to start again! Also there are of course two home games for the national team that I'm gonna attend and otherwise will be working and spending time with family and friends and my cutest doggies again. Definitely will hop by to get a treatment from Decus Clinic again and I will tell you about that amazing beauty clinic in the next or the second post I'm gonna publish depending on my schedule what I have planned to tell you about in my blog!
Now I'm gonna wait for the delivery guy to bring my packages and off I go! Have a loooovely humpday beautiful peeps! x
Hiii babes! I have been pushing this post off for way too long now and I am sooo sooo sorry about this, but now on this beautiful sunny Tuesday I pulled myself together and decided to get this over with, eventhough it will take me probably few hours to create, but it just has to be created guys. So I've collected together some AMAZING products from my PR packages, friend suggestions and collaborations that truly work for me and that are genuinely tested (for a longer period of time) and loved by me. This is my personal opinion of course and what works for me might not be perfect for you, but I hope you will get some good tips and new products to test out of this or just something you are looking for currently! Oh and my skin type is kind of mixed, sometimes dry sometimes normal sometimes more oily, depends probably on what I eat and if I am stressfully busy or so. That is why there is quite a big range of products here as well as I use some of them only when my skin calls for them. So let's dig into it!
The Skin House Rose Heaven collection - I am a HUGE fan of South Korean make-up brands and The Skin House has been one of my favourites the whole 2018. I have introduced you them before HERE when I talked about the Vitamin collection, but as I used it so much over the Summer I wanted to give another series a try. They have sooo many it was so hard to decide which to pick next so I decided to for to a firming one because of its lifting abilities but also because of the rose scent of the products! That's right, rose scented beauty products make me feel really really good, because they are usually very fresh and this strong flower scent gives me some feminine vibes and makes me feel almost princess-y. I don't know, hard to explain. This collection is a bit thicker version than the Vitamin one I used in Summertime and taht's good towards cold weathers. As instructed, I use the Toner first to tone my face, then the Serum to make it bright and make up easily applicable, then the Emulsion to really ut the toner and serum into my skin and then finally the day cream, which is super moiturizing. After using all four my skin looks super clean, smooth and glowy and this glow is amazing to apply make up on or go without make up as the skin is clear and pure looking! Can't wait to try another series once I've gone through last ones!
Here's a mix of different products:
1. Madara Pihlaja Drops Glow Booster by Noora - Haha me and the blogger girls call this the magic oil. I've made every single person who have tried this buy at least 2 bottles at once (J's mom bought 5 as gifts to her friends) because this thing is simply an amazing product. Madara makes amazing products as we all know but the collaboration Finnish blogger Noora was a spot on collection with this glow booster oil as the star. Some like to use it before bed, some like to use it in the morning, it depens on how strong you want the result to be in the beginning of the day. I use it at night, because I wake up with an amazing bautiful glow on my skin while some of my friends use it with foundation or under it for a really strong glow. Everyone's face looks amazing with this so it's a huge recommendation from me.
2. It's Skin PO Effector serum - These It's Skin serums look really cool and this product here is something I use under make up when I feel like my face isn't really foundation ready as in looks weird, oh god how do I explain this. Well basically this serum evens my face beautifully for it to be make up ready and easily applicable.
3. Kocostar Lip and Eye patches (the red lip container and the golden wet container on photo) - So many Korean brands here haha, but Kocostar is yet another amazing brand, but I find their best products to be their patches. I have tried the pink lip patches and now the red ones and somehow have heard that the red ones are better fit with naturally blonde hair!? Weird coincidence but red ones fit me so much better as well as in really work on my lips to get them moisturized and soft! It looks funny and you can't talk and it freaks out my boyfriend, but they are so good! What are even better are the Princess eyepatches that I use after travelling or if I hadn't gotten enough sleep, because my eyes look wide and open and cleared up after these. They do their work perfectly!
4. Madara Smart Anti-Fatique Eye Cream - And we come back to Madara of course. Here's another product from PR boxes that blogger girls around me ADORE! This is what I've been appyign every single morning under my eyes to make my skin highly moisturized and even there. If used for a long time, it thickens the skin under eyes thus reducing dark eye circles too! It's so pleasantly creamy. I'm running out of mine any day now, but I will give some new ones a try as well before I run for a new tube of that, because I am a blogger I gotta test different stuff!
5. Elizabeth Arden 8-Hour Lip Balm - Everyone who gets broken mouth corners and dry lips with one little wind breeze listen up! This was recommended to me by 8 (8!!!!) people before I went to get it after they heard that I get dry broken lips easily. They were so right, because this HIGHLY moisturizing little container is full of magic and rainbows haha. The only thing that can moisturize and soften my lips up in seconds and keep it that way for hours not go off immediately. Huge recommendation on that one, it is exactly what you've heard it is!
D'Difference Nourishing Night Cream, 5D Whitening Face Cream and 4D Universal Revitalizing Face Cream - Now we've come to the series that I use every single day and night almost, because the amazing Estonian brand D'Difference makes brilliant everyday skincare products that probably everyone will love to use, even my boyfriend loves them (they do have a men series as well, but he uses mine). I still can't believe this world class brand is Estonian-born and since I was born in Estonia, I know the nature and products that are from Estonia are a really good fit for my skin. Since I am still in my twenties, I can't use much of the 5D products that are meant for anti-aging process, so I only use the Whitening Face Cream when my face isn't even and has many colours like a bit redness and so, because the cream evens this. My boyfriend uses the same cream but more because he has some pigment spots and it works against these. Now what I use everyday is the 4D Face Cream and it's sooo good! Mostly my skin feels fine and this is a very soothing light cream that isn't overtly moisturizing but just enough to make the skin look beautiful. I use it every single morning. Now we've come to the only night cream that I have ever used and I am so happy with this one that I won't even probably change it for anything else. It is exactly like the day cream, but a bit easier on the face for night time use and my skin looks so much fresher when I use this at night. It shares it spot with the Madara Oil and a Breeze Body night face mask (when I need extra nourishing), but is again most used among all. Have I mentioned already how good they smell!? It's a true luxurious brand with an amazing Instagram-friendly packaging that is like a piece of interior accessories itself and feels luxurious as well!
1. Mizon Honey Black Sugar Scrub - This scrub is a face scrub that smells like Coca Cola. It might be a little intense to some, but I like it a lot! The scrub itself is super smooth and more for those skin types that don't require a very hard scrub but subtle. The package doesn't lie as it does leave a very smooth and radiant skin immediately.
2. -417 Body Peel - This is the best smelling scrub I've ever tried! Kiwi plus mango together are perfect and that makes the scrubbing sooo enjoyable! The scrub works as it should, makes the skin soft and pure!
Purederm Purifying Black O2 Bubble mask and Mizon Dust Clean Up Deep Cleansing mask - I'm a big fan of sheetmasks and have tested out numerous different brands and their different masks and eventhough there have been so many good ones, these two are my favourites for two reasons - the bubbly masks do leave a better finish eventhough they are a bit more annoying to use and second, I have a very small face and most sheetmasks are sooo big for my face so they start rolling off and hanging which makes it very hard to use for me, but these two are meant for a small face and fit me perfectly so I really enjoy using them!
1. Dior Life Micellar Water - This was a gift from Kätriin who said it's the best micellar water she has ever tried and since I love to use micellar water on lazy nights, I was super happy for that gift! The micellar water first of all smellls sooooo nice and has that high-end cosmetics scent you know and second it cleanses without rubbing your face with that cotton pad and leaves a really nice clean skin for the night.
2. Emma Hardie Amazing Face Morning Cleansing balm - So this here is another one of those gold-worthy products that I've heard everyone love once they've tried it! The name says that it's a morning cleansing balm, but of course you can use it whenever and I love to use it before bedtime. It's this luxuriously smelling balm that you gently apply on your face and then with a damp little towel (you get one with the balm) you gently remove the balm with strokes and oh my god how beautiful the skin looks! Honestly makes me believe I have flawless skin at these points. Emma Hardie as a brand is a bit pricey as it's a luxurious and well-known skincare brand that features tons of amazing products, but it's so well worth it as the balm lasts very very long.
Dirty Works Shimmer Lotion - So this is not maybe that much skin care product, but I think it fits here more than it fits to the make up section as I use it on my body for a beautiful finish. Probably the most budget item on the list here too! I got this off a blog recommendation that introduced different body shimmers and since I hadn't tried any golden body shimmers until then then I went for the cheapest one I found from Tallinn and I love it! I'm now almost out of it as I used it almost everyday for my photos and when going to events. It leaves an amazing shimmery skin with a golden touch that really reflects the sun beautifully and looks amazing on photos, especially on legs and shoulders. I recommend everyone to try this who want to test golden shimmer on themselves, but I learned it the hard way that you can't sit on a leather car seat right after applying it...my boyfriend is sure not happy about this!
1. Madara Supreme Hydration Body Lotion - I just love all Madara body lotions okay. I just really like very liquid and smooth body lotions that leave a shiny skin and this is exactly that. It's also supreme hydration which means it gives a really nice soft moiturized feel.
2. Heloise De V. Hand Cream - Heloise De V. is a french perfume house that creates perfumes from scents felt in the nature (flower garden and parks and so) and I love love love these perfumes. They are these extra powerful feminine scents that are so different that you are not sure at first if you like them or not but you sure can't forget them! But they went even further and created hand creams with the exact matching scent to the different perfumes and every scent has a beautiful story. My amazing hand cream is called Cocoon Dejeuner Sous le figuier which is isnpired by lunch under the tree where everyone is happy and the time stands still. So you can imagine that this feeling makes me wanna apply that hand cream 8 times a day as this scent is truly unforgettable.
GlamGlow Gravitymud Glittermask - Yes the one and only GlamGlow Glittermask people!! Who knows knows that this mask looks aesthetically amazing, but does it work? Sure does! The fabulous mud mask should firm the face and of course as the brand depicts - make it glow - and that's exactly what the mask does. I use it everytime when I need a bit of a facelift and glow into my life (before important potoshoots or eents for example) and I just love using it so much but I also don't wanna use it too much as I don't want it to run out haha. If you don't know what I'm talking about then Google this mask and see how it looks like on face. It's so glittery full of stars and shiny little dots, it's too fabulous to be a good mask but it is such a good mask! Always excited for it as it also is a peel-off mask and I somehow like the peel-offs so much more than other masks, it's just so satisfying to pull it off, I don't know what's wrong with me.
I hope you guys enjoyed this skincare post and got some interesting new products out of it to try! I will make sure to review some cleansing masks, mists, absolutely new products I will have found in future time and more lip-care products in my next skincare posts. Oh and it's better to be sonsistent with one certain product at a time, because then you can actually see the result, but it's okay to have some side products that help you when your skin has some certain needs and looks different from usual or just needs something extra you know. That's how I do it and it works, I've never had better skin in my life than I have now and it makes life and make-up so easy honestly. Oh and these products are a 20+ girl approved so they are a more of a good fit for women my age, but the featured brands of course have lines for younger girls and older women than I am too so make sure to check their lines out! If you have any questions where to get any of the products listed or have any further questions about any of them, then write into my comments, I love to reply to your questions! For more products I've used and loved check out my BEAUTY category on blog! x