Category: Other

Beauty Box X Meikkipäät

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Today I have another Finnish cosmetics box for you. This was sent to me and I was very excited to check it out. As usual the products inside are international so I’ll give you my opinion of them on this English side of my blog too. This is a one-shot box that is available in Finland only.
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Secret Scent Expression Coconut Splash – finally found an antiperspirant that works for me

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Today I’m going to talk about my battle of finding a right deodorant/antiperspirant for myself. When I was younger I didn’t need to think about this at all. I could choose anything, just find the scent I liked and it worked. After my first child my hormones must have taken over and nothing worked. I tried so many products and they failed me almost as many times.
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Signe Seebid Cucumber-Tea Tree Face Mask

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I hope everyone is having a great weekend! Today I have a Cucumber and Tea Tree clay face mask  from Signe Seebid, hand made natural cosmetics brand from Estonia. I’m already using two products from their brand and those are excellent. So when I placed my order for more of their amazing orange sugar scrub I added two new-to-me products to my order. Here’s the first one of them. I think Signe Seebid products are only available in Estonia and Finland at the moment. I still want to show this to you in case there’s a chance these lovely products will be available internationally later on.
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Getting my feet and legs ready for summer

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Finland has been getting some heat and sunshine unusually early this year so it’s time to dig out the flip flops, sandals, peep-toe heals and other gorgeous shoes from the winter storage. Removing the warm socks might also reveal the winter feet that aren’t perfectly pedicured and let’s face it, your legs might not be silky smooth either. So this is the perfect time to get your feet and legs ready for summer.
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Summer vacation, rosacea and nail breakdown

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Hello, hello ! Long time, no see. Though I’ve been around in my social media pages, it’s been a long time since I wrote a blog post. I just ended up having a long, unplanned summer vacation from the blogging world. I’ve been battling with my skin issues getting worse. My face is still very red and has a rash on it as well as my chest area has red rash on it.  I went to a dermatologist and the problems have now been diagnosed as rosacea. I’m taking medication for it and applying a cream twice a day so I’m hoping to see things getting a bit better.

Red face I can kinda live with since I can cover that with makeup pretty easy as long as the skin is smooth. The chest area bothers me more. Photo below was taken before I went to see the doctor. I’ve been on the meds for a week now and I don’t see much of a difference yet but it can take a few weeks before things start getting better. So fingers crossed that I can finally get over these skin problems.

 

 

To make things worse, my nails also decided to fall apart completely. I think I went through some kind of after pregnancy hormonal change. At first there was this horizontal line on all my nails where you could see the nail started to grow thinner. That became visible a few months after giving birth. When this line grew out for about three months it reached the sides of the free edge and I got these deep painful tears to many of my nails. I kept fighting it trying to glue the nails and just tried grow the tears out. It didn’t really work. More tears happened and many of my nails had to be filed short. After a while I simply gave up and put the UV-gel layover back on my nails. I used the gel to sculpt the length back on the nails that were shorter too. My nails are now bit longer than I can grow them to be without the layover but I’m not planning on going super long or stiletto style at this time.

 

 

So this is where we I am now. Gel layover is back on my nails and I will keep you updated about the rosacea situation and let you know if the treatment helps.

I have some nail posts ready to go and Glisten & Glow Cocktails Anyone? Part 1 and 2 reviews are coming up. I won’t go on any regular posting schedule right now. I’ll try and post at least three times a week though but I’ll keep it relaxed until I get back to the rhythm and we’ll go from there :)

Monthly favorites: June

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This is my first “Monthly favorites” post. Eventually I’m going to do a video instead of a regular blog post but I haven’t got to that point yet so at least for June favorites this is just a blog post. These posts will have products that have already been seen on my blog as well as products I haven’t talked about here but I’ve been using regularly.

So here are some products I’ve been using and loving during June:

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My first celebrity fragrance – Katy Perry Killer Queen’s Spring Reign

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I believe this is also my first fragrance post. I haven’t written any cos I totally suck at describing scents and notes etc. but now I’m giving it a try. If this ends up being a total disaster I promise not to do this again :D

Katy Perry Killer Queen’s Spring Reign is a limited edition fragrance and the bottle is so beautiful that I would’ve kept it as a decoration even if I didn’t like the scent.

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Ooops! I did it again …. and I’m blonde

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Sorry I’ve been MIA for a few days. Now that all the kids have finally been healthy for a week or so my body is starting to give in. I’ve basically been sleeping 2-5 hours a night for a couple of months now and when I’m no longer stressing over sick kids I feel like I can’t do anything but sit on the couch wearing my comfy home pants. I did manage to do some shopping though and went through a major hair color change. Now I feel like a brand new person.

I have been suffering from postpartum hair loss and my hair is quite thin at the moment. I had grown out my own natural color and I really liked it but the color made my hair look even thinner. So I decided to go back to my old ways and bleached my hair. I bleached it twice to get it to be as light as I wanted. Now there’s still a hint of yellow shade left on the lengths. I just bought a good silver shampoo and a silver spray leave in conditioner yesterday. With those I’m trying to achieve a perfect silver blonde shade. I can’t stand the yellow shade on my hair when it’s blonde so I fight it with everything that I can :D I’ll rather have grey hair than have a slightest bit of yellow shade on it.

I’ll have a hair post with photos up when I get the shade to look exactly how I want it.