Midsummer Sunset Makeup Look

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Hello loves!

I wanted to create a makeup look for the celebration of Midsummer Day. In Finland Midsummer Day is a special day, especially in the nort where the sun doesn’t actually set. In the northern part of Finland the day is actually two days long, which is incredible and magical. And here in the south where I live, the sun sets at 2am and rises up again at 4am.

This is why I made a sunset inspired look, for the sun that doesn’t set. Hope you like my makeup look because it’s my first one on my blog. Happy Midsummer Day!

Base:
NYX, HD Photogenic Concealer Wand in CW01 Porcelain
Flow Cosmetics, Mineral Powder Foundation in Ivory
Maybelline, Face Studio Master Heat Blush in 100 Peach Pop
The Balm, Mary-Lou Manizer

Brows:
NYX Auto Eyebrow Pencil in EP04 Brown

Eyes:
Lumene, Beauty Base Eyeshadow Primer
Makeup Geek, Yeshadow Pan, shades Peach Smoothie, Créme Brulee
Smashbox, Cover Shot Palette: Ablaze, shades Relaxed, Throwback, Torch, Moccasin, Dark Horse
Maybelline, The Rocket Volum’ Express Mascara in Black Waterproof

Lips:
NYX Lip Lingerie in LIPLI04 Ruffle Trim

Heidi xo

Orange Summer Lip Products

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Happy Monday loves!

Summer is all about warmth, happiness and all things nice… and about my favourite color, orange!

I have the perfect summer lip products that make your tan appear even more desirable. And if you don’t tan, they look amazing anyways because they bring out your natural glow.

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From up going down: NYX Matte Lipstick in Sierra, YSL Gloss Volupté in 204 Corail Trapèze, Clinique Chubby Stick Baby Tint in 01 Poppin’ Poppy

NYX Matte Lipstick in Sierra. A dark orange (with a pink base) colored lipstick that just glides when applied. This Lipstick is extremely pigmented and even if it’s matte it’s super creamy and moisturizing. I mean, look at the swatch! It lasts through a cup of tea and a meal. I highly recommend this if you have dry lips but want a matte finished lipstick. I need to try out more shades.

Yves Saint Laurent Gloss Volupté in 204 Corail Trapèze. This lip gloss is my newest favourite! I never thought that I would dare to wear or even buy a lip gloss because I have never liked them. Well, I bought this over a week ago and I’m in love. I had this urge to buy a gloss and I ended up choosing this high-end product that was also gladly on sale. The scent is absolutely heavenly, so sweet and PEACH! Gloss Volupté is also very pigmented for a lip gloss, it’s also moisturizing and feels lightweight on the lips. This isn’t one of those tacky, icky feeling lip glosses. The quality is overall amazing.

Clinique Chubby Stick Baby Tint in 01 Poppin’ Poppy. This is perfect if you just want a lip balm with some tint. It’s sheer but still gives you a natural look and feel on the lips. Poppin’ Poppy gives you a beautiful sheer coral tint. I have worn this for even 10 hours straight and it still has looked great without fading. Chubby Stick is super easy to apply because you don’t need a mirror for this, perfect for an always in a hurry-girl.

Do you own any orange, coral or peachy lip products? Let me know so I might check them out.

Heidi xo

Recent Beauty Buys

Hello loves!

I went shopping with my mom on the weekend to Helsinki. I picked up some makeup, skincare products and repurchased a nearly ending product. Overall I’m happy with my mini haul but I wish that I would have bought summery lipstick shades. There are just so many lipsticks available that my mind couldn’t concentrate properly. Usually I make a huge research before purchasing a product. If you have any summer lipstick colors (violets or rosy shades) to recommend, I’m listening.

Without further ado, let’s get started.

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I just had to buy more NYX Lip Lingeries. I really love the formula and the lipstick overall. I already own one, so I wanted to grow my collection. I picked up Exotic and Beauty Mark. Exotic is currently the only red shade in the Lip Lingerie range and because of that my eye immediately caught on it. Exotic is like a mahogany color. Beauty Mark on the other hand is a warm dark brown, described as chocolate brown. I had this sudden desire to own a darker lip option. And currently this is the darkest shade I own.

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I decided to repurchase Mossa Cleansing Micellar Water. I honestly didn’t think that I would like this, I just gave it a go. I was skeptical due to the low price for a natural product. With this I remove my makeup in the evening. I like that it doesn’t dry out my skin and the fact that it’s suitable for all skin types. It has hyaluronic acid and arctic raspberry which is antioxidant. It claims to cleanse, tone and moisturize the skin but for me it’s more like cleanse and tone. I don’t personally mind that it doesn’t moisturize because I follow up with a toner anyways. And the toner I crabbed is Madara Balancing Toner for normal/combination skin. This is a product I haven’t tried before but have always been interested to do so. The only reason I bought it was for the good recommendations and that it is alcohol free. It’s supposed to refresh, control oily and dry areas of the skin and shrink pores. We’ll have have to see how it performs.

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Another product from Mossa is the Mossa Skin Perfector Tinting Moiturizer in soft beige. It’s a BB cream for all skin types and with 5 benefits for the skin.

  1. Leaves skin mattified and smooths out texture (wrinkles, pores)
  2. Gives a healthy glow and evens out skin tone
  3. Hyaluronic acid moisturizes and evens out the skin surface
  4. Natural oils and shea butter nourish and protect skin
  5. Arctic plum oil revitalizes and calms dry, irritated skin

This sounded too good, of course I took it with me.

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We went to The Body Shop with my mom because she wanted to buy me something for my psoriasis in my right hand. Now that the weather has been so moody and cold my psoriasis has gotten so ugly and dry. There isn’t an actual cure for it yet but it can be relieved. The sales lady recommended this The Body Shop Amazonian Saviour Multi-Purpose Balm and two other products. This felt the best when I applied it on my hand. Thumbs up for the natural ingredients and let’s hope that this eases my rashes.

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The star of the hole show: Smashbox Cover Shot: Ablaze. I have been eyeing on this eyeshadow palette for months and I finally got it. My mom decided to treat me and bought this for me as a graduation present. It includes eight eyeshadows with a gold-orange-red color range. It’s so beautiful. I will play around with it for a week or two and review it with swatches included. Stay tuned!

Thank you for reading!

Heidi xo

My Goals For The Summer 2017

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Hello loves!

Summer is just about to start and so are the vacays for some.

Something I do every year is to plan my goals for the summer. I find that this makes my summer even more special. Usually if I don’t have a routine or tasks to do I just turn lazy and suddenly time just flies by.

So, I decided to share my goals with you. Here we go!

Exercise regularly. This summer I really want to concentrate on exercising and build some muscle. I am trying to gain weight so the muscle build up will help in that too. My plan is to exercise three (3) times a week. Maybe some yoga in the weekend mornings too.

Reading a book. I have never had the concentration of reading a hole book. This has always been an issue for me. I get bored easily if there isn’t something that keeps my interest. So, this summer I really want to read a book. I bought Fifty Shades of Grey years ago. I haven’t watched the movies because I want to read the books first. Watching the movies are kinda a reward for myself. You can recommend good books that are easy to read.

Quality time with babe. I have honestly been so busy with my school, internship and health issues that I haven’t had time to spend quality time with my love. Going on a picnic with him and talk about random stuff is a thing I have been dreaming of for quite a while.

Blogging my makeup looks. Some weekends I play with my makeup and recreate looks that have caught my eye on the internet. It’s something that I really enjoy on my free time. One day I had this idea that I could post my makeup looks on my blog. At first maybe once or twice a month…

Get a nice tan. Last year I didn’t go to the beach, yep… This summer I want to go to the beach several times, more than just once and get a nice tan. I am pale as a sheet, but I do tan easily. So, watch out people, coz you’re gonna get blind! By the sun? No, by my paleness.

Going to Sephora. I have never been to Sephora so it would be the first time for me. In Finland, we don’t have Sephora (crying on the inside). The nearest one is in Sweden, which isn’t even far away. We are planning to travel to Stockholm with my boyfriend this summer, gladly. I have been gathering a shopping list to Sephora for a while now. Stay tuned for that post!

What are your plans for the summer?

Heidi xo

Hair Care Routine

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Hello loves!

Hair health is very important for me and I guess that for most of people. I have tried many hair care products trough out the years and I have been maintaining these current products for half year.

But first, let me tell you…

my hair background:

Three years ago my hair just didn’t take in any products for reasons I don’t know answer to. So, I went for natural hair care products to see if they could help me. They did and my hair did a drastic change. Now it is healthier than it was a few years ago.

My hair is undyed and all natural. Since experiencing an allergic reaction to a hair dye, I haven’t dyed my head. My natural hair color is ashy, light brown. I still miss blonde hair and I have been thinking if I just died my hair with the ombre effect.

My hair type is thin, dry, wavy and frizzy. It is a really difficult hair type to take care of. My biggest issues are the frizziness and oily scalp.

I wash my hair every 2-3 days, depending on how oily or dirty my hair feels.

I take zinc supplements for my hair and skin. Taking zinc has helped my hair become stronger and shinier. It has also helped in my acne significantly, but we are here for hair.

So, now to…

the products I use:

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Sante, Volume & Strength Shampoo with Bio Henna & Beer for fine and weak hair. I use this shampoo when I want more strength and structure to my hair. It contains beer, honey, henna and wheat germ. Sante shampoo is free of silicones and parabens, free of artificial colors, fragrances and preservatives, mineral oil and sulphates.

Sante, Anti-Frizz Moisturizing Shampoo with Bio Rose & Silk Protein for dry and damaged hair. This shampoo is great for when I have dry and damaged feel to my hair. It contains rose hip, rose extract and wheat germ.

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Sante, Moisturizing Conditioner with Bio Mango & Aloe for dry and damaged hair. This conditioner gives hair a healthy, radiant appearance. It is extremely moisturizing and it has a thick creamy formula. It contains mango which is rich in vitamin C, aloe vera which is moisturizing and repairing, and it also contains B5 vitamin which gives hair elasticity and resilience. This conditioner is silicone free.

Maria Nila, Structure Repair Conditioner. This conditioner is for damaged, dry and chemically treated hair. It detangles, softens, moisturizes and lessens electricity. It contains algae which makes my hair really shiny and soft. All Maria Nila products are designed to protect the hair against heat styling, UV rays and free radicals. All their products are also vegan, sulphate and paraben free.

Maria Nila, True Soft Masque. A hair mask for when my frizziness is at it’s worst. It is for dry hair that has that frizz and static electricity. It contains argan oil which is great for that silky smooth finish and shine. After every use my hair looks amazing and I love it.

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KC Professional, No Nothing Very Sensitive Moisture Mist. I use this after I have washed my hair as a leave in conditioner. I use this also when my hair is feeling dry or lacking moisture between washes. It has avocado oil and lot of glycerin. I love that it doesn’t weight down my thin hair and it’s great for my easily drying ends. A mist is so easy to use and I keep repurchasing it. This is my fourth bottle and it last a really long time.

Unique Haircare, Argan Hair Oil for dry and colored hair. An certified organic product with argan oil and vitamin F which helps hair stay vibrant and reduces hair breakage. I use 2-3 drops of this for the ends of my hair after the KC Professional Moisture Mist. This can also be used for nails. Argan oil makes hair shiny and silky smooth. This hair oil contains no silicones and no alcohol.

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Batiste, Dry Shampoo, Original. The legendary and famous dry shampoo. When I’m too lazy to wash my hair, this comes along. I want to try out the Blush and the Eden scents next.

Cutrin Professional, CHOOZ Heat Protection Spray 200°C. When I style my hair I spray this in sections before straightening or curling my hair. It has UV protection and protects the hair against humidity.

KC Professional, No Nothing Very Sensitive & Super Strong Hairspray. I use this after I have straightened or curled my hair. It has an extremely strong and the hairstyle holds for the entire day, even the day after.

Thank you for reading!

Do you have any hair products that you can’t live without?

The Balm Highlight & Lipstick Combo For Spring/Summer

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Hello loves!

So, the Mary-Lou Manizer has made my days even brighter with its presence on my face. I have never been much of a highlighter girl, until now. That’s why I laughed and was amazed that Mary made me fall in love with highlights.

First of all, Mary-Lou Manizer is soft, blends like a dream, is pigmented as hell and still manages to look natural on the skin. It is the perfect champagne shade that looks great almost on every skin tone.

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I have owned Mary-Lou Manizer for a long time. Sadly, I have not used it. I was so excited when I got it in my hands last year in October. I gave it a swipe and swatched it on the back of my hand. It didn’t bring me any excitement…

Now that I think about it, it might of been due to the fall time. In the fall I don’t really gravitate towards a sunlight look. But, since now it’s spring I dig it up from the back of my drawer and tried swatching it again. Yes, now it’s your time!

I have been rocking it for a week now and have been wearing it on the high points of my cheeks, bridge of the nose, as an inner corner highlight, on my cupid’s bow and as a lid shade now and then.

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To make the highlighter pop even more I have combined it with Meet Matt(e) Hughes Long Lasting Liquid Lipstick in the shade Sentimental.

Sentimental is a bright pink! It’s a lightweight, matte lipstick that dries quickly. It smells like true peppermint. It’s a very strong scent but quite refreshing and feels cooling on the lips actually, which is appreciated on the hot days of spring and summer.

The consistency of it is thin and quite drying. So I wouldn’t recommend this if you suffer from extremely dry lips.

One great thing is that you don’t need to be afraid of the lipstick sliding off during the day. It doesn’t budge, the stay power is real. Since micellar water alone doesn’t remove it, I use a cleansing oil before the micellar. Still it shows a hint of shade after removal.

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The combination of the highlight and the lipstick looks so radiant. Added with just a little bit of mascara, brows and contour, you are good to go. It’s a bold look and a great hangover makeup. Wearing this combo makes me feel like a goddess that is ready to turn into a full time beach babe, haha!

Thank you for reading and hope you enjoyed it!

Have you tried the Mary-Lou Manizer or any other The Balm products?

Monthly Favourites / April 2017

Happy May everyone!

This is my first monthly favourites on my blog, so excited.

I admit that I’m a big fan of monthly favourites blog posts because they are interesting due to their personal fact. It’s nice to see what different people have been loving the past month. Therefore I would like to share you mine.

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Konjac Sponge Aloe Vera

I have been washing my face once a day (in the evening) with this Aloe Vera sponge. My skin is also quite sensitive, acneic and dries out easily. The aloe vera helps to soothe, moisturize, even out the skin tone and make dull skin more vibrant. The sponge really helps to properly cleanse my pores.

I let the konjac sponge soak in warm water for a few minutes while removing my makeup. After that I dampen my face, apply a cleanser on the wet sponge and start cleansing my face with it. When done, I rinse my face and squeeze the excess water out of the sponge and let it dry hanging from its string. Lastly I continue with my regular evening skincare routine.

MADARA Detox Ultra Purifying Mask

This, my new favourite mask! My forehead is like one of my problem areas, always clogged pores no matter what. But this is a true detox for your face, that’s why it’s called Detox Mask. It has honestly cleared most of my acne. I need to repurchase this in normal size because the mini version is almost used up.

You only need a thin layer of this and have to let it do its thing for 5-10 minutes. I have used this twice a week. It is suitable for oily and combination skin, skin with large pores, inflamed skin and acne skin.

This is a strong mask and does let your skin a bit red after use (this also reads on the product packaging). So I recommend to use this in the evening. Just remember to moisturize well afterwards and the redness will be all gone by the morning. If you have sensitive skin (or any type) I suggest to test any kind of mask in a small area first for possible irritation.

Lavera Re-Energizing Sleeping Cream

This has made my skin go from rough to smooth. It has also made my skin brighter, more moisturized and the redness has calmed down to a more even complexion. I have made a review of this and written more precisely of its benefits for my skin.

Flow Cosmetics Mineral Makeup Powder, Ivory

I have been applying this mineral powder when I go out. It’s so easy to apply and build up. It makes my skin look so dewy and bright. I like that it’s talc free and doesn’t have any unnecessary ingredients. It also lets acne skin breathe because it doesn’t clog pores. This mineral powder comes in cool and warm tone shades, so it’s easy to find the best one suited for your skin tone.

Clipper Tea, Organic Orange & Coconut Infusion

This smells like a true paradise to me and the scent is so good. It tastes fruity and sweet. I drink this in the morning for a vibrant start for the day. The ingredients are: Honeybush, orange peel, pineapple, coconut.

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Taboo TV series

The events are happening during the War of 1812. James Keziah Delaney (Tom Hardy) returns to London after hearing his father has passed. His intentions are to rebuild his late father’s shipping empire. The government and other competitor are trying to stop Delaney’s plans at any cost.

I absolutely love this series, hooked. I have been binge watching this with my boyfriend. We watched the hole season in three days or so. Oops!

The show is mysterious, dark and brutal, and it’s all well executed. It has awesome actors and the characters are even better.

And the best part… At the end of every episode you just can’t keep of thinking: “What will happen next? I need to know”.

Style inspiration, Allana Davison

Allana Davison is a youtuber who does beauty, makeup, fashion and lifestyle related videos and blog. She is so cool and I absolutely love her style. Her fashion hauls are the best, she is very good at combining clothes. I can describe her style as elegant, chic and edgy. I have had such an inspiration to change my style thanks to Allana.

Check out her instagram: @allanaramaa and youtube: allanaramaa

These were my favourites for the month of April. Till next time!