What I've Bought | August

Hi all!
After going through some of the stuff I purchased in August I thought I'd show you guys everything I've bought, like a little August haul. So let's dive right into it!
Maybelline finally brought the Baby Lips lip balms to Finland so I went and bought all the ones they had in Stockmann (a department store in Finland)! I still have to find the orange one somewhere... These were 3,90€ each.
The Rimmel London nail polishes are my absolute favourites after Essies. I could get two for 8€ (normal price 5,70€ each) so I went for the colours 513 Let's Get Nude and 303 Raw As Night.
I've been loving my big round silver earrings so much. I've worn them every time I could since I bought them but then I realised I've many golden accessories nowadays and it would look funny if everything else was gold and earrings silver. So as one does when they're looking for accessories, I went to Glitter and bought the exact same earrings but in gold. They were 4,90€.
They had some sale bits left for really low prices so I also got the ring below for 0,50€ which is a great bargain!
The YSL Touche Éclat Radiant Touch in 2 Luminous Ivory *insert heart eyes emoji*. That's all I'm gonna say about it... I also can't remember the price, I think it was around 50€.
Last but not least are these brown Marco Tozzi ankle boots. These are perfect for autumn as - I'm not sure what the material is but - they're not leather so they go for any weather really. Also the height is just right, not too high, not too low. I really like the detailing as it's very simple and the knitted part at the top makes them look super warm and bring contrast. They also have a very soft insole. They were 64,95€ which I think is a great price for shoes as comfortable as these!

Hope you've had a great week so far :).

- Anu 



#TeenBlogSeries week 1 | 10 Facts About Me

Teen Bloggers Anouska Millar and Beth have decided to start a project called #TeenBlogSeries. Its aim is to bring together lots of the teens/young adults in the blogging community. For the next ten consecutive weeks, over 80 bloggers will be writing every Monday at 6:30pm about many different things, all beauty, lifestyle or fashion related. You can view everyones posts by going to the hashtag on twitter "TeenBlogSeries". If you would like to get involved email: anouskateenblogger@googlemail.com

First of all, I'm so so so sorry that this first post is so late but I'm really excited to be involved in the #TeenBlogSeries for the next 10 weeks! As said in the description above the posts will be up every Monday at 6.30pm so stay tuned ;)

Here are the 10 facts about me to start off the series.
  1. I have three sisters and I'm the youngest.
  2. I love everything Disney related and if you asked me to, I'd watch all the movies with you for the rest of my life.
  3. You can most likely find me in my room doing the most random stuff ever.
  4. My nail polish collection is huge (for me) and I've probably used only 1/3 of the colours!
  5. I love dresses so much and I wish I had more.
  6. My favourite high end brand is Ted Baker.
  7. I keep re-decorating my room over and over again because I want it to be perfect (who doesn't?) but I think I've finally decided how I want it to look in the long run.
  8. At the moment I go to online school.
  9. If I buy something that I really like for example a really cute notebook I tend to save it for something "really special" and end up never using it.
  10. I've never had my nails done by a professional.
Hope these facts helped you to find out a thing or two about me :). Can't wait for next weeks #TeenBlogSeries! If you've joined the series too, make sure to leave your link below.

- Anu 

The Liebster Award | part 2

Hello lovelies!

I already did a blog post on my Liebster Award nomination back in July (check it here) but now the lovely Helena (http://uniqueniceoriginal.blogspot.com) has nominated me again so I thought it'd answer her questions! A huge thank you to you Helena :).

Helena's questions


  1. What is the most embarrising thing you have ever done?
When I was in 8th grade, I think, and we were going to have some lunch with my friends and I had a gum in my mouth. I then went over this huge bin they have in the cafeteria and spit it out but the gum got stuck in my hair! I know that's not really THAT embarrassing but that's the only thing I could think of haha. 

  2. You prefer sunrise or sunsets?
I'd say sunsets because I think they are extremely beautiful but I also like how sunrises make everything feel new since they start the day.

  3. What are you afraid of?
Spiders. And dark. I'd love to say something cool like "oblivion" (see what I did there ;) okay let's move on...) but I get absolutely terrified if I'm walking home alone and I come to a part where there's no street lamps *shivers*. Or if there's a spider in my room I go and get some paper so I can get rid of it and then can't find it anymore, I freak out and probably can't sleep that night. 

  4. What is your favourite song?
I have so many but at the moment it's probably Shower by Becky G or Happy Little Pill by Troye Sivan.

  5. If you could have any animal what would it be?
A dolphin, I'd love to swim with it!

  6. Are you hungry?
Yes, always, haha.

  7. What word could describe your life?
Unpredictable, good and bad.

  8. What is your favourite part of your clothes?
As in my favourite type of clothing? I'd say dresses and big jumpers.

  9. How tall are you?
173,3 cm. 5ft 8in.

  10. What is your favourite country and why? 
Scotland. I just love everything there! It's quite similar to Finland so I kind of feel like I'm at home but at the same time it's so different with the old castles and such. Plus people are usually extremely nice and everyone speaks English so that's a plus.

  11. If you could go back to any moment from your past what would it be?
Probably one of those moments when I was about 6 and me and my mom would be watching Frasier late at night. I'd be lying on the couch with my feet on her lap and she'd massage them while we both enjoyed Kelsey Grammer's great acting.


Hope you enjoyed reading my answers once again!
Have a great weekend!

- Anu 

Baby Pinks | OOTD & FOTD

Outfit


Flower Denim Jacket (old) - H&M
Black Oversized T-shirt - H&M
Dark Blue Never Denim Flex Jeans - BikBok
Silver Necklace - gift
Pink Necklace around wrist - Seppälä


Makeup
Lumene Mineral Powder Foundation in 50 Caramel Beige
Maybelline Master Shape Brow Pencil in Deep Brown
Maybelline Fit Me Concealer in 10
H&M Blusher in Dazzling Peach
Maybelline the Colossal Volum' Express 100% Black Mascara
Lumene Bronzer in 1 Fresh Day
Maybelline Baby Lips Lip balm in Pink Punch


Hope you enjoyed my second OOTD Thursday post! It's not something I actually did on purpose but maybe it could become a thing? Not sure... We'll see what next week brings along, hah ;)

- Anu 

Review | Lush Lip Scrub

Ever since I discovered that we actually have one Lush shop in Finland, I've been head over heels with the brand. I think I've never spent so much money when I've been at a shop for the first time. I bought many bath bombs, bath melts, face masks and then this little pot also hopped into the basket.
At first I was a bit skeptical whether I should buy the lip scrub from Lush or not. Many people had sworn by it and told that they absolutely loved it but then there were those people who said it was terrible and a total waste of money.

I then decided to try it out and see which category I fit in, so I bought the Lush Lip Scrub in Bubblegum and I. Freaking. Love. It! It leaves my lips so soft and it's just a plus that you can actually eat the scrub after and it tastes like candy! And the little packaging looks so cute. It's like a pink glitter box that you can eat!

I know it's mainly just sugar and bubblegum flavour so you could probably make it yourself easily but personally I wouldn't be that patient to try. The only thing I don't like about this product is how hard it is to get out of the packaging when it starts to end. Otherwise, I only have positive things to tell about it and if you've been thinking of buying one of the lip scrubs, I would totally recommend to do so!

If you've tried them out, tell me which one and what did you think about it in the comments below!

- Anu 

Get To Know Me Tag

Hey lovelies!
Since I've been writing this blog for over a month I thought it would be great for you guys to get to know me a bit better, so I'm doing the 25 questions get to know me tag :). 
Now onto the questions!


1. Do you have a middle name?
Yes I do, it's Adeliina.


2. What was your favorite subject in school?
English as a foreign language (my native is Finnish if you didn't know that yet).


3. What’s your favorite drink?

Five fruit juice. Plus I'm very unhealthily addicted to Pepsi Max at the moment... Whoops?

4. What’s your favorite song at the moment?

Becky G - Can't Get Enough featuring Pitbull.

5. What would you name your children?
For a boy probably Aiden and for a girl I'd say Jade or Ira.

6. Do you participate in any sports?
I used to dance from the age of six but now I've been on a break for a couple of years.

7. What’s your favourite book? 
House of Night: Tempted by P. C. and Kristin Cast.

8. What’s your favourite colour?
Blue, aqua, peach orange.

9. What’s your favourite animal?
Can I say minion? Kidding! Dolphin, dog and elephant.

10. What’s your favourite perfume?

Fantasy by Britney Spears. 


11. What’s your favourite holiday?
I absolutely love Christmas!

12. Have you graduated from High School?
Nope, just started.

13. Have you been out of the country?
Yes about six times I think. I love traveling!

14. Do you speak any other languages?
Yes, Finnish as my native and Swedish plus a bit of German and French.

15. Do you have any siblings?
Yup, three sisters. 

16. What’s your favourite store?
Urban Outfitters, Primark and ASOS. 

17. What’s your favourite restaurant?
Nando's, yummy!

18. Do you like school? 
Well... Yeah, maybe. I like learning new things so yeah.

19. Who are some of your favorite YouTubers?
Sarai (krazyrayray), Zoe (Zoella), Connor (ConnorFranta), Niomi (Niomi Smart), Tyler (Tyler Oakley), Marcus (Marcus Butler), Lilly (||Superwoman||) and the list goes on and on really!

20. What’s your favorite movie? 
Mamma Mia, The Three Musketeers and Frozen are some of my many favourites.

21. What are some of your favorite TV shows?
Reign, Teen Wolf, Prison Break, The Vampire Diaries... etc :)

22. PC or Mac?
Mac, definitely.

23. What phone do you have?
iPhone 5.

24. How tall are you?
173,7 cm so about 5 feet and 8 inches.

25. Any pets? 
Two Coton de Tuléars called Lila (Lilac) and Pomo (Boss). They are a couple, hah.
Here's a photo of them!
Pomo (a boy) and Lila (a girl)

I really hope you enjoyed this tag! Thank you for reading :)
- Anu 


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OOTD

Hello dolls!
I really liked my outfit today so I thought I'd do a very random post and share what I wore with all of you lovely people! Sorry about the bad quality in the photo...

Baggy "83 New York" Shirt - The Fashion Bible
Red Blazer - H&M
Dark Blue Never Denim Flex Jeans - BikBok
White Sneakers - Converse
White Watch - Regal


- Anu 

A Day On The Road + Special Surprise!

After spending the whole week helping my sister Anetta to recover from the jet lag she had because of her long flight from the US to Finland, me and my family - excluding my oldest sister - hopped on a car and headed towards the South coast of Finland.
We drove along the small countryside roads without any specific destination. It was great to spend some quality time away from the familiar streets of our hometown.
Seeing all the meadows, cows and farms pass by wasn't the plan of our trip though, so we followed the signs and ended up in a beautiful park with a little cafeteria - which was sadly closed - and some gorgeous old buildings!
We also found out that the park had the smallest stone church in Finland. It looked so lovely and chaste all alone up in the hill surrounded by trees and cliffs.
Being a still young and childlike pair of sisters, me and Anetta just had to try and climb on different things - me not succeeding so well as there weren't enough branches in the tree. Anetta - also called Ansku - wanted to climb on her own town sign instead!
For the lovely day out with my family I decided to wear something very casual and comfortable. See all the details below.
Top - Cubus
Shorts - H&M
Cardigan - Miss Selfridge
Belt - made by my granny
Shoes - Converse
Sunglasses - BikBok
Necklace - gift
Bracelets - Accessorize
Lipstick - YSL Rouge Volupté in colour 13 Peach Passion

And now onto the surprise!
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Have a great week!
- Anu 


July Favourites


Well hello August! Again time to tell you what I've been loving for the past month.
My skin liked to have a few more breakouts through out the month than usual so this favourites post will mostly focus on skincare. Now let's get on to the best products of July!

The Body Shop Honey&Oat 3-in1 Scrub Mask
Everything you could ever wish for in a soothing mask. Smells great, has cleanser, polisher and moisturiser all-in-one and makes your skin super soft. Can you really ask for more?

The Body Shop Vineyard Peach Body Scrub
I have tried a few body scrubs but the Body Shop scrubs are my absolute favourites. They are the only ones that really scrub away dead skin but still - at least for me - aren't too harsh. This time I chose the peach one because it smells fresh and fruity which I think is a great combo for Summer.

La Roche-Posay Effaclar Duo +
This has really helped me to sort out all the breakouts. It decreases redness and eventually all the spots have disappeared. It's also fragrance free so it's great for sensitive skin. I think I wouldn't have survived July without this awesome product!

Sebamed Clear Face Deep Cleansing Foam 
My favourite cleansing product of all time. I have no idea why I hadn't used it in a couple of months but I'm glad I brought it back to my daily routine. It helps to keep my skin spotless and a lot brighter without drying it out.

The Body Shop Tea Tree Squeaky-Clean Scrub
Another lifesaver of the month! After washing off the scrub I can feel how every pore on my face has cleansed and my skin feels really smooth. I even had to buy another tube of this because I used it so much last month.

Maybelline Lasting Drama Black Shock Eyeliner
I usually hate gel eyeliners so when I found out that Maybelline had made a gel liner that was in a pen form I wanted to try it out right away. It goes on very smooth and lasts the whole day!

Favourite blog 
In July I discovered so many new blogs but one of them that I've been particularly loving is http://littlefreecloset.blogspot.com by Carey. If you haven't already, you most definitely need to go check her blog out!

What were your favs in July? Let me know in the comments!

- Anu 

Review | White Nailpolish

Like I already told you in my June Favourites I had been really loving white nail polish and obviously still am! When I saw Kylie Jenner's nails in her Instagram picture I really wanted to try them out and after three times of redoing them with the white Depend nail polish it didn't seem to work out at all! I then decided to change the nail polish I used and noticed how much easier it was. Here are my reviews of the nail polishes.