Wishlist | Beauty from the US

• NARS Copacabana Illuminator
• NARS Sheer Glow Foundation
• Urban Decay Naked 3 palette (or 1st.. or 2nd... or all of them, haha)
• Maybelline Color Tattoos
• Milani Baked Blushes
• Benefit Hoola Bronzer
• tarte Park Ave Princess contour palette
• Rimmel Lasting Finish Primer


What's on your wishlist right now?
- Anu


Unboxing | Livbox April Edition

This months theme was "Get ready for early Summer parties". All the products fit with it very well and the box looked so Spring-like with it's light pink ribbon and paper.
Lumene Lab Hydrasmooth 24h Cream (18,90€/40ml) - This cream is for someone who wants immediate and long lasting hydration. It's supposed to be suitable for women of all ages and for sensitive skin. You can choose the cream for either dry/normal or normal/combination skin. It contains blackcurrant which makes the cream smells really good and helps strengthen the skin. It absorbs quickly and feels very light on the skin.

Dove Talc Soft (2,50€/50lm) - This anti-perspirant is supposed keep you soft and dry for 48h and offer you a subtle and feminine scent which is called warm talc. I've been using it for about a week now and I'm loving it so far!

Essie Sugar Daddy Nail Polish (13,90€/13,5ml) 5ml sample - This shade is the most perfect light pink I've ever seen and it's perfect for Spring/Summer time. The lighting makes it look a lot more orangey in the picture than it is as it's actually the exact same colour as the lid of the anti-perspirant.

Ibero Makeup Sponges with holder - These were a gift from Ibero that came with the box. It has 6 makeup sponges with I'm probably going to use for nail art as I'm too hooked with my Beauty Blender to use normal makeup sponges, haha.
rfsu Intim Shaving Gel (5,60€/200ml) 20ml sample - I bought both of these at the I love me 2014 event last Autumn and I still have lots of the products left. This shaving gel is really good as it doesn't create any foam so you can see where you shave. It contains nurturing herbs and leaves your skin very smooth.

rfsu Intim After Shave (5,90€/50ml) 10ml sample - If your skin gets irritated easily after shaving, this after shave helps reduce any redness and calms your skin very quickly. It absorbs in about a minute and very gentle on the skin.


Have you prepared yourdelf for early Summer parties? ;)
- Anu


My Travel Essentials

Recently I've been on the go quite a lot and I've noticed I carry around the same things all the time. It doesn't matter whether I'm going to sit still for an hour or ten, these are the things I have to take with me to escape boredom.
  • My Pillow Duo by Go Travel 
  • Tangle Teezer
  • My Insmat Powerbank in case I need to charge my phone
  • Any book I'm currently reading
  • My iPhone 6 with some earphones 

What are your travel essentials?
- Anu


Weekend Getaway

Exactly two weeks ago I went on a little weekend getaway with my best friend Sonja, her mom and her mom's friend. We booked a cruise from Turku to Stockholm which lasted about 22 hours (we spent the whole time in the ship) and we had a blast! Here are some pictures from the trip!
Before I even left the house and had about 20 minutes before I really had to go my sister Riikka came to my room and told me that I had to come and taste this cake she had made. It wasn't even a special day or anything - oh that girl, haha. It was delicious though!
I really didn't take that much pictures on Saturday as we left at 9pm from Turku so it was pretty late already but I fell in love with these lamps that went up and down and changed colour. Apparently I get excited about small things.
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This was my first cruise ever but apparently it's a must to go to a club and Sonja's mom even got us these special alcohol free drinks. Funny story, under 18 year olds weren't actually allowed to go to the club after 11pm but we didn't know that so we casually spent our evening night from 12 to about 4am dancing and had a blast!
Next morning after we ate a bit and before we went to shops I took some pictures of the sea and actually sat by the window for so long Sonja had to drag me away, haha. The sea just is so calming.
To Anu
Redrama
Sonja's mom and her friend were kind enough to get me and Sonja Redrama's autographs as we had lunch reservations and couldn't go by ourselves... We did get to see him walking around the ship just before the signing and then later that day at his gig. He sings in English and if you haven't already you have to listen to his most popular song Clouds featuring A.J. McLean.
The food was so delicious! I actually tried lamb for the first time and really liked it!
Some more drinks before arriving back to Turku.
And of course I did some cheeky little purchases! It's funny how both of them are fragrances as I don't really use them but both of these smelled so good and the bottles are super pretty. I did kind of buy the body mist just because I wanted the VS bag, haha. It's so annoying how the only VS we have in Finland is on a ship so you actually have to buy a trip to somewhere if you want to go to Victoria's Secret... Again the many problems of being Finnish, haha.


Hope you've all had a lovely week!
- Anu


Extremely Affordable Makeup Brush Set

I was looking for new makeup brushes at the beginning of this year as I don't have that many yet and even though brands like Zoeva are amazing in quality and very affordable I was looking for something even a bit more cheap. I then saw Amy Macedo's video on Jessup brushes and thought I'd try them out. You can get these brushes from Ebay or Aliexpress and I got the whole brush set for £11.02 with free shipping which is absolutely insane as it has 15 brushes. At first I thought that they are way good to be true but I thought I'd try them anyway, ordered them and fell in love.

The Fab 5 | Disney Classics

Whenever I'm sick, feeling down or just need a little relaxation session, I love watching Disney classics. They're just those kind of films that you can watch over a hundred times and you still don't get bored of them. Also you can just watch them without having to think what is happening and they always get you in a better mood.
And surprise surprise, the flu has taken over my body again - great timing as I'm leaving to the US this weekend - so I thought I'd share my top 5 Disney classics with you all!

  • Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs 1937
  • Lady and the Tramp 1955
  • 101 Dalmatians 1961
  • Robin Hood 1973
  • The Lion King 1994



What are your favourite Disney Classics?
- Anu


High End Beauty Help Needed

Hi everyone! I hope you're all well :).

As some of you may now, I will be going to the US at the end of next week (squeals excitedly) and of course I will be buying lots of new beauty things - lets pray for my credit card, haha.
However as I live in Finland we don't have half of the high end beauty brands that you have in the US and the UK. That's why I'd really appreciate it if you'd like to tell me which high end products you think are "the must".

We do have high end brands in Finland but most of them are brands that sell other things than makeup if that makes sense. Like Chanel, YSL, Estee Lauder etc. If you have time in your hands or just really want to help a fellow beauty enthusiast out then here's a list of all the high end beauty brands we have. The website is in Finnish but as it's just a list of names I think you'll be fine ;).

Some brands that I'm extremely excited about are NARS, Benefit, Too Faced, Tarte and Urban Decay so if you've some recommendations from these brands then just get listing!

So basically if you've a little bit of time just list a couple of your favourite high end products in the comments and you'll make me extremely happy and grateful. Also feel free to link any high end starter kit posts or any posts that you think would help me decide which products to get and make my list even a little bit shorter!


Thank you so much in advance if you had the time help me!
- Anu


Micellar Battle | Garnier vs Nivea

Hi all! I hope you had a lovely Easter break :).

I decided to take a small break myself from blogging/social media (I did post some things online) and actually went on a 22h cruise which left on Saturday evening - I'll probably write a small post about it and tell more with some pictures.
Anyway, now that I'm back I'm finally going to share you the post which was supposed to be up two weeks ago so if any of you catched my tweet about this post and have been waiting for it, then here it is!
Micellar waters are something that have received a huge hype around them ever since the first one launched. Personally I got myself my first Micellar water - which was the Garnier one - only at the start of January and have been using it since. Today I'm going to introduce you to two Micellar waters from different brands that are both from the drugstore - Garnier Micellar Cleansing Water and Nivea Sensitive 3-in-1 Micellar Cleansing Water.