Hello everyone!

I just wanted to quickly wish you all a very Happy Christmas! I hope you all have an amazing time with your family and if you don't celebrate Christmas, I hope you have an awesome day anyway :).

There will most likely be no posts anymore this year as after Blogmas I feel like I want to take a longer break. I also want to plan my blog posts a bit for next year as I wan't to be more organised than I was this year. If I end up having a topic that I really want to write about then there of course will be a post or two but if not, well, then I'll see you in January 2016!

BLOGMAS DAY 24 | My Christmas Decorations

BLOGMAS DAY 23 | My Current Favourite Blogs

I'm a blogger - as you probably noticed the second you arrived in my little space of the internet :D - and as a blogger I love to read other blogs and get to know to other bloggers! I've been reading blogs ever since I was about 10 years old (mostly food blogs back then though...) so 7 years now. Well that's a long time...

Anyhow, through all that time (well actually in the past two years) I've found blogs that I've grown to love and always go back to. So here's my TOP 6 blogs I'm currently loving!

BLOGMAS DAY 22 | Things I'll Be Doing This Christmas

I've stated this about a billion times in this month but I'm so excited for Christmas! Even though it doesn't feel the same without snow to my surprise I'm still as excited as usual. I've listed some of the things I'll most likely be doing this Christmas so I hope you enjoy and it gets you into the Christmas spirit! Comment below if you see anything you'd do ;D

BLOGMAS DAY 21 | Top 10 Christmas Films

Only 4 sleeps and it'll be Christmas! I'm so excited but on the other hand it doesn't feel a lot like Christmas to me. I can't remember a Christmas when there wasn't snow in Finland but this year it seems like it's only going to rain and that makes me kind of sad...

To lift my Christmas Spirit I watched a few Christmas films last weekend and decided to share my favourites with you! :)

BLOGMAS DAY 20 | NOTW: Golden Confetti

Hi all, how are you? Sorry for not posting for last two days even though I'm supposed to be doing Blogmas... I've had the worst cold and decided to take a few days off! But now let's get on with the post, shall we?

BLOGMAS DAY 17 | Festive Playlist

If you haven't already noticed, Christmas - and December in general - is my favourite time of the year. Especially for music. You can be doing absolutely anything and listen to Christmas songs at the same time brings a nice feeling to it. Even cleaning while listening to Christmas songs is fun! I've put together a Spotify playlist of all of my favourite festive songs that I love to listen at this time of the year! Enjoy and tell me a few of your favourites in the comments :)

BLOGMAS DAY 16 | The Importance of De-stressing

For some reason I had a really bad day today. When I woke up I was stressed for absolutely no reason, every little things throughout the day stressed me even more and I was beginning to feel extremely tired already at 12pm... I had schoolwork to do, blog post to write and I hadn't even taken the pictures yet!

BLOGMAS DAY 15 | Christmas & Winter Pinspiration

I love Winter time. Absolutely everything looks gorgeous then and people seem to be really happy - especially around the holidays! I thought I'd share my Christmas & Winter Pinterest board for you below in order to lift your Christmas Spirit!

BLOGMAS DAY 14 | Christmas Wishlist: Lifestyle

Today I'm going to sharing my third - and last - Christmas Wishlist with you! You can check out the other two here if you'd like: Beauty, Fashion. Only 11 sleeps till Christmas ;)

BLOGMAS DAY 13 | My Day in photos: Tallipiha

Yesterday I went this place called Tallipiha (Stable Yards) in Tampere with my mom and sister. I'm glad I took my camera with me as the place was decorated nicely and the atmosphere was amazing. If you'd like to read more about it then click right here and see the picture I took below :).

BLOGMAS DAY 11 | Unboxing: December Livbox

It's been such a long time since I wrote an unboxing post so I thought it was about time. Especially as this box seems to have many amazing products (just look at that chocolate bar!!!!). If you'd like to read any of my other unboxing posts then just click right here.

BLOGMAS DAY 10 | Winterlicious Tag

Today I have a very festive tag for you! I did the Christmas Tag last year so if you'd like to read that then click right here. However, this time I'm doing the Winterlicious Tag (as you can see from the title) for a change.

BLOGMAS DAY 9 | Christmas Wishlist: Beauty

Welcome to Blogmas day 9!

Today I have another Christmas wishlist for you (check out my fashion wishlist here) and this time we're talking about all things beauty.

BLOGMAS DAY 8 | My Favourite High End Foundation

I didn't post anything yesterday as I was at a concert with my family and just wanted to relax for the day. I also didn't have the time to schedule anything during the weekend so here's the result :D. I do have many ideas coming up so I hope you're all enjoying Blogmas! :)
When it comes to makeup, matching foundation has always been my worst nightmare. In general I'm a very yellow toned person but my face has redness and is lighter than the rest of my body. That's why I usually need a light-medium shade that's really yellow which can be really hard to find especially from the drugstore (you can read all about my favourite drugstore foundation here)

Anyway, today I'm going to tell you all about my perfect foundation match from the high end side. It's the infamous NARS Sheer Glow in the shade Light 6 Ceylan. NARS foundations are very yellow toned in general so they're perfect for people who need to find a yellow foundation.

BLOGMAS DAY 6 | 10 Random Facts About Finland

Happy Independence Day Finland!

Some of you may not know that I'm from Finland. So to celebrate this day I have collected some random facts about Finland/Finnish people and at the same time you get to know me/my culture in a way. Enjoy :)

BLOGMAS DAY 5 | What I've Been Listening To

What's on your playlist at the moment?

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Also make sure to enter my Christmas Beauty Giveaway!

BLOGMAS DAY 4 | Christmas Wishlist: Fashion

Hello all, I hope December has treated you well so far!

Today I'm going to finally share one of my Christmas Wishlists. I thought it would be so much easier to write three posts instead of one super long no one would ever want to read :D.
So if you're interested in seeing my fashion wishlist for Christmas keep on reading! And remember to check out my other Blogmas posts :).

BLOGMAS DAY 3 | Lush Has Frozen

Everyone has seen or heard about the award-winning Disney film called Frozen that blew up the world at the end of 2013. Ever since Frozen has been seen in different items like mugs, pyjamas, notebooks, advent calendars, the list goes on and on. Most of these products are of course aimed for children but this Autumn Lush came out with a Frozen themed product anyone can enjoy. That would be the bath bomb called Frozen (duh).

BLOGMAS DAY 2 | Gift Guide: Bloggers

Welcome to Blogmas day 2!

For today I've created a gift guide for bloggers. If you're not a blogger yourself, it's sometimes hard to know what kind of equipments we need. In this post I've collected ten things from various price categories to give you a little guidance on what to buy for the blogger in your life. Or if you're a blogger yourself and this collage has bits you'd like to get for Christmas, you can just send this to anyone as a wishlist ;).

BLOGMAS DAY 1 | Getting Rid of Dry Hands

Happy 1st of December everyone! Or as we say in Finland, Happy Christmas Month (Hyvää joulukuuta) ;).

This year I'm attempting to publish a post every day until Christmas aka do Blogmas. I'm making no promises but I have so many posts I want to write before the 25th so may the odds be ever in my favour... :D

My Nail Polish Collection

I have the feeling that Autumn doesn't like me that much... For almost the past two weeks I've had the pleasure to be ill - again. Even though it's nice to just lay in bed and do nothing, eventually you just get sick of that... So instead I decided to do something that I've been meaning to do for a long time and that doesn't need a lot of brain action: organise my nail polishes!

Naked Palette Giveaway

It's time to say a huge thank you again to all of you who follow my blog and continue to keep up with my ramblings through every post. I've reached 400 readers on Bloglovin! Say whaaaa?! 400 individual human beings... Wow.

Autumn Lip

Even though it's already November, and Winter is on it's way, we can still talk about Autumnal lipsticks right?
I don't own many liquid lipsticks but they're still my favourite lip products! In my opinion they're so much easier to apply than regular lipsticks, much more pigmented than lip glosses and usually really creamy in texture.

Wishlist | Fashion

What's in your fashion wishlist?

Let's keep in touch

Eucerin Soothing Skin Balm

This year my skin has been driving me crazy so much more than before. Due to a medication I had to take my skin took a 180° and went from oily combination skin to mostly dry.
When I had finally found good products for my skin, Summer ended and the Autumn weather made my skin even drier.

Happy Halloween!

Hello everyone!

I just wanted to quickly log in and wish a Happy Halloween to all of you! Well, technically it's almost over and no one is probably checking their Bloglovin' feed etc at the moment either but you get the point...

Personally I didn't do anything special, spent the day with my family and watched some movies. I did do my makeup this year. Nothing special, just a kind of Vampire/Witch type of look which means dark purple eyes, black/purple ombre lips and black contour.

So, again, I hope you all had a blast and did something a little bit more exciting than me :D. Let me know in the comments how you spent your day and if you dressed up as anything!


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Christmas at Lush

A few weeks ago I had the honour to attend the Finnish Lush Christmas blogger event! It was my first blogger event ever and it was such a great experience. There was 11 other bloggers and two workers from Lush who told us all about the new and exciting Christmas products. We also got to enjoy some lovely drinks and healthy crisps from Ruohonjuuri which is basically a Finnish health and superfood kinda store. 

But you didn't open this post to read about healthy snacks now didn't you? So let's dive right into all things Lush and Christmas!

The event was held in Lush Helsinki's party room!
All the new lovely Christmas soaps!
(Which I now own way too many, heh, oops...)

Review | MAC Shy Shine

Hello all of you lovely people! I hope you're well.

I feel like such a rubbish blogger at the moment... I've been so busy with events and things in my private life that just haven't had the time to sit down and write a post - even just one! Hopefully now that everything seems to be sorted out I can start blogging more frequently again as it's something I love to do.

I hope you enjoy my very overdue post :).
Today we're going to talk about my newest obsession - MAC Shy Shine lipstick. Well technically the obsession isn't new as I've had this lipstick quite a while now but recently I've been reaching out for it so much.

I Love Me -messut (I Love Me fair)

This post will be written in Finnish as it's mainly aimed for people who live in Finland. A very roughly translated English version can still be found below the Finnish one if you're interested in finding out what this post is about :).

Moikka kaikki!

Tänään julkaisenkin ensimmäisen suomenkielisen postaukseni. En olisi ikinä uskonut, että oma äidinkieli voisi tuntua näin vieraalta :D. Mennään kuitenkin suoraan asiaan...

Postauksen aiheena on siis I Love Me -messut jotka järjestetään tänä viikonloppuna (16-18.10) Helsingin messukeskuksessa.

Autumn Beauty Wishlist

That Dress

Everyone has that one outfit or piece of clothing that makes them feel good about themselves. I tend to mostly wear dresses because I feel the most confident yet comfortable in them.

At the beginning of Summer I went to see my sister and we did a bit of shopping. I found this dress on sale for 7€ and the last one was my size! Usually when I go sale shopping I can't find anything in my size anymore, but I guess that time I was lucky.

This dress is from a shop called New Yorker and the brand is FB Sister. Ever since I bought it I've found myself constantly wearing it.

In my opinion you can wear it all year around paired with different accessories. You can't wear it if it's boiling hot though since it's black/very dark brown and the material is kind of funny.

The first thing that caught my eye was - of course - the pattern on it. Everyone loves lipsticks and I think this dress is a fun way of showing it :D. As you can see from the photos it also has tiny unfilled hearts on it.

It's a skater shaped dress which only makes me love it even more as it looks great on my body shape and you don't have to worry if you eat a little too much while wearing it. :D

This definitely has been one of my best purchases as I've already worn it about a billion times. It's definitely one of my favourite dresses/clothes I own.

What's that one outfit that makes you feel good about yourself?
- Anu

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New Start

Some of you might have already noticed that my banner looks more than slightly different. When I started blogging I really didn't think about the name a lot as I really couldn't come up with anything great and just wanted to start posting. I knew from the start that at some point I'd want to change the name of my blog to something else but none of my ideas felt right.

For about 4 months ago I started playing with "Based On". At first I thought about changing the name to "Based On Anu" but I didn't like it. "Based On Beauty" didn't sound good to me either. When I decided to leave the last part blank I noticed how good just "Based On" sounded in my head.
I asked from myself so many times if it sounds silly or does it really have any meaning, but then again I love it and it's my blog. I do hope that all of you like this change too as it's really important to me :).

I'm not sure if I know how to explain what the name means to me but I'll try :D. It kind of has a hidden beauty related meaning. Like I've based my face, does that make sense? As in I've put on foundation, powder etc? That's what I thought about when I chose the name and it makes sense to me :).

I also have a new URL which is http://www.basedonblog.com or just without the www. You can still come to blog through http://mylifeasanu.blogspot.com and it redirects you to my new URL :).

I hope you all love my blog's new name as much as I do! Please leave your thoughts on it in the comments if you like :).

Thank you so much for your support<3
- Anu

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Lush Big Blue Bath Bomb

I've always wanted a bath tub and finally got one at the beginning of Summer. It has literally changed my life! Even though I like taking long warm showers there's just something a lot more relaxing in a long bath (plus you save a lot of water - or I do at least...).

15 Reasons To Be Excited for Autumn

1. The weather
Personally, I love it when you don't have to be afraid of burning and looking like a tomato when you go outside. Instead there's rain and chilly air, love, love, love.

2. Candles
It's so calming to lit a couple of candles and read a few magazines or a book with a cup of (insert drink of choice).

3. Staying In
Even though the weather is amazing, no one really wants to go outside in the pouring rain. What a good excuse to stay inside wrapped in a blanket and watch some reruns of Friends.

Best Drugstore Foundation

Ever since I got into makeup I've always had a problem of not finding a base that would be the right shade. I've have a light skin with yellow undertones and every foundation - at least in the drugstore - seemed to be either too pink or dark.

When I finally decided to ask some recommendations from fellow beauty bloggers, I was introduced to the Bourjois Healthy Mix foundation. Sadly Bourjois isn't sold in Finland so I had never heard of it before. I finally decided to order it from feelunique.com almost a year and I'm so glad I did!

Colourful Day

If you follow me on Instagram or Twitter you probably know that two weeks ago I attended a colour run with my best friend, my sister and her boyfriend. We had such a great time and there was so many people there! Hopefully I can go again next year.

Basically it's a 5km path and you get this coloured powder thrown at you. During your run (or walk) you have to go over or under different obstacles and usually after you've completed it, they throw the powder at you. At every obstacle the powder is a different colour so at the end of the run, you look really colourful! If you don't want to ruin your own clothes (the colour does come off) you get a white t-shirt before the run starts.

Before the run...
After the run...

Brush Cleaning Made Easy! | Born Pretty Store*

There's one thing probably every makeup enthusiast hates to do: wash their makeup brushes. Then again, it's really important to keep your tools clean, so all of the bacteria doesn't get onto your face and cause breakouts and all that other not so wanted stuff.

Fortunately, there's a tool to make brush cleaning a lot more easier with only under $4! Let me introduce you to the Brush Cleaning Egg*. I'm definitely one of those people who don't wash their brushes as often as they should. I feel like it takes ages and when your brush collection is growing all the time, it just isn't one of those tasks you look forward to.

MAC Haul + First Impressions

MAC is hands down one of my go-to makeup brands! The quality is absolutely amazing, I'd say the same as many high end brands, but the products are still a bit cheaper. Also the variety of products is huge!

I've been collecting and trying many new products from MAC since my US trip and can't wait to share my thoughts with you :). Keep in mind that I haven't used some products as much as others so I can't give a full review on all of them!

Life Update | Second Litter of Puppies

If you followed my blog last Autumn, you might remember my post about the puppies we had! Well, on the 1st of August, so a few weeks ago, we had to go to an animal clinic to get a C-section for our dog. Another litter was on the way but the first puppy was most likely already dead or extremely weak and couldn't get out.

Now we've had the pleasure to take care of four little healthy puppies again! Even though they're only a little more than two weeks old they still need a lot of my time. That's why my blogging schedule has been and will probably continue to be a little more irregular.

I'm planning on doing a couple more posts of the puppies, but for now I hope you enjoy these few photos :).
The smaller one (the one below) in this photo is the only boy, he's super tiny!

If you'd like to see more photos definitely check out my Instagram (anuadeliina) and follow me on Snapchat (anu2705). Snapcode is below :)

- Anu

Instagram in July

I really need to up my blogging game! I've been so busy since August started and just haven't had the time to sit down and write a post so it would sound anywhere near reasonable. 
Now I've finally found the time to write as it's almost 3am and I can't sleep as four little ones keep making very high-pitched noises next to me. If you'd like to know more about that and why I haven't really had the time to write just wait for my next post that will be up in a few days!

But for now let's talk about Instagram shall we? I've always loved it, scrolling down my feed and looking at the gorgeous pictures other people keep posting. Last month though I wanted to start using it more and post more pictures I like and I really enjoy my feed in July!
So here's my Instagram (anuadeliina) in July :). 
What's your favourite Instagram account?
- Anu