At Home Facial: Radiant Skin in 60 Seconds

Face masks are one of my favourite skincare products and even though you have to leave them on for only 5 to 10 minutes, sometimes you just might need something a little quicker. That's where the Lumene Glow Reveal 60 Second Facial comes along.
I received this face mask in a subscription box about a year ago and I've been loving it ever since I first used it. It claims to deeply cleanse, exfoliate, polish and make your skin look radiant in just 60 seconds. And that's exactly what it does!

August To Do List

1. Search for a new planner - I currently have the "I am very busy" agenda from Ban.Do (seen here) and even though I like it I want to one from a different brand for next year. I'm thinking about the Happiness Planner or this one from NUNUCO. If you have any suggestions please tell me in the comments!

2. Buy some cosy and pretty loungewear for the colder months.

3. Finish reading Little Women. I started reading at the beginning of June and still haven't finished! I mean it's about 700 pages but I still need to attempt to finish it this month.

July Favourites

I can't believe that it's already the last day of July and Autumn is almost here - which I'm actually really excited about!

Today I'm going to be sharing my favourite makeup products for the month which I haven't done in a while. For some reason for the past few months I've been reaching for the same products constantly but in July I finally shopped my stash and switched my makeup routine a bit more. I actually ended up discovering a few products that I wasn't really a fan of before but now they've ended up in this post!

Lush Summer Picks

As a beauty blogger I love trying out new brands but there's also a few that are my absolute go to and I always end up loving their products. One of them is Lush.
At first, I only used Lush for their bath products but now my bathroom is full of products from massage bars to hair treatments. These made the cut as my favourites for this season.

Two From Jane Iredale

I was introduced to Jane Iredale's products about a year ago via a blog post and I got to see them live for the first time last October at the I love me fair in Helsinki. I've been using them ever since and it's safe to say that I'm obsessed.

Here's two I've been loving lately!
Two makeup products from Jane Iredale
PurePressed Eye Shadow Triple in Soft Kiss*
I don't really use the word buttery when describing makeup products but these eyeshadows are so soft that they literally feel like butter. The pigmentation is amazing as well and they stay on your eyelids the whole day (I wore them for about 7 hours) without greasing which is incredible and you don't even have to use a primer!

July To Do List

1. Visit a farmer's market.

2. Pick a sunny day and go for a picnic!

The Incredible Face Mask + Discount Code!

One of my favourite skincare products has always been face masks. They can completely transform your skin and make it look brand new.

I have dry skin but I still have a problem with blackheads and whiteheads around my t-zone. Also, because of the dryness, I'm prone to dry patches which can result in dead skin on my face. When I was contacted by MayBeauty and asked if I'd like to try their The Incredible Face Mask*, I instantly said yes as it's supposed to help with both said skin problems and also get rid of impurities and excess oil.

Summer Fashion Edit

When it's cold outside and I'm spending my day at home, I usually just end up throwing on a pair of sweatpants and a t-shirt. But when it comes to Summer, I love dressing up every single day! Here are three things I need to have in my Summer wardrobe.

19th Birthday Wishlist

For my first proper post after my absence (read my life update post if you want to know why I took a break) I thought I'd share my birthday wishlist with you. I actually can't believe I'm turning 19. Is it too early to have a crisis about my age? I feel so old... I mean, High School Musical came out eleven years ago. That's just insane!
But before I get too carried away, let's just get on with the post, shall we?

Life Update | Surgery, Stress and Online School

It's been way over a month since I've posted so I thought it was about time to update you on what on earth I've been doing and why hasn't been any activity on the blog.

May To Do List

I'm one of those people who always say how fast the time has gone but seriously, I feel like I blinked and April was over. And now we are already almost halfway through May!
Here's a list of things I'd like to achieve this month.

7 TV Shows I'm Currently Watching (On Netflix)

I'm one of those people who always watch the same shows like Friends - believe me I've already lost count on how many times I've seen it - over and over instead of starting new ones. Last month I was able to break the circle when I started watching Suits and ended up finding some amazing shows!
Lifestyle blogger photo. Macbook Pro, iPhone 6 gold 128gb, Daniel Wellington watch

Spring Makeup Menu

For me Spring makeup means glowy skin and many different shades of pink. I've picked a few products that fit perfectly into that description and created a makeup menu for you.
Spring Makeup Menu - Pink makeup products

NYX Cosmetics Haul

NYX is one of my favourite makeup brands at the moment so when I was in Helsinki, walking by their stand, I just couldn't resist myself and ended up buying quite a few new products.

April To Do List

I was writing my monthly to do list for this month in my planner - like I've done every month for a few years now. Then I thought why not share it on then blog instead? I always forget to go back and actually read it in my planner anyway and this way I can find it no matter where I am. Even if I don't have my planner with me!
Pink tulips

A Wintery Photo Shoot with Duchess (my dog)

One thing you might not know about me is that I love nature photography. I also love taking photos of my dogs, especially Duchess since Lila usually can't be bothered to look at the camera even if I ask her to... I think she might be camera shy.

Duchess on the other hand is very interested in my camera. Sometimes a bit too interested. I imagine that she's thinking something along the lines of "Ooo, what's that? Can I sniff it? Lick it? Maybe even taste it?!". When we're outside, it's a lot easier to take photos of her because she concentrates on playing rather than me.

The other day when it was really snowy and pretty outside with the sun shining I took some photos and thought I'd share them with you today!

18 Inspirational Quotes for Girl Bosses

Happy International Women's Day!

In honour of this day I thought I'd share my favourite inspirational and motivational quotes for Girl Bosses. I think it's important to empower the women around you and I think this is the perfect way to do so. I hope you enjoy them!

Share the Love

Happy Valentine's Day everyone!

Today is all about love and even if you don't really celebrate Valentine's Day I think it's a great opportunity to tell the people close to you that you love and appreciate them.

It's also the perfect day to share a few of my favourite blogs, vlogs and Instagram accounts here on the blog.
Lifestyle and beauty flatlay. Macbook, pink book, heart blush, Daniel Wellington.

What I Got for Christmas 2016

I know, this post is so late since it's already February. However I absolutely love reading these and even asked on Twitter whether you'd still like to see one. Fortunately the answer was yes!

If you don't like these types of posts then please exit now...

But if you're nosey like me, then just keep on reading ;)
What I got for Christmas 2016

ASOS Beauty Advent Calendar days 16-24 + Overall Review of the Calendar

Hello everyone!

I'm finally back with the last post of the ASOS Advent Calendar and I know that it's really late but I wanted to post it anyway. You can also find my overall review of the whole calendar at the end of the post. So lets see whether I liked the last 9 products or not!
ASOS Beauty Advent Calendar 2016 days 16-25. Beauty products

"Out of The Box" Photography Competition - Please Vote for my Photo!

If you've been reading my blog for a while you, might remember me posting about a subscription box called Livbox a few times.

Livbox is now called Bette Box.

They have redesigned the whole box, the flyer etc! It looks absolutely amazing and the contents of the box were really good this month too. It seems a lot better now and I really hope the following boxes are just as good as the first one. 

To celebrate the first Bette Box they are hosting a photography competition for bloggers where you can win the Olympus Pen E-PL8. 

I have entered the competition and would really appreciate it if you could vote for me! The site is in Finnish though but the voting is really simple and even if you don't know any Finnish you can still vote through my instructions below!

  1. Go to this link: Out of the Box photography competition for bloggers
  2. Find my photo - the same one as below - it says "Anu Based On" under it on the site
  3. Click "Äänestä" (vote)
  4. When you click "äänestä" you will have to log in to Facebook and agree to some terms
  5. That's it!
Thank you so much for your support! Even if you can't/won't vote due to any reason I still want to thank you for reading my blog!

Empties #6 - Skin & Body Care

Another empties post on the products I've managed to use up.

Would I repurchase them? Let's find out!

The Most Wonderful Time of the Year - Christmas Photo Diary

I know, I know. This post is so late.

For some reason I wanted to do it anyway and share some of the photos I took on Christmas Day. So if you have even the tiniest bit of Christmas spirit left then please keep on reading and enjoy the post! And if not, well, then you should probably click exit right about now...

Goals and Wishes for 2017

I love lists which also means I love planning even if I don't always accomplish said plans. That's why I also love setting goals when the new year rolls in. This year my main rule is to concentrate on my happiness and do thinks that bring me joy. All the goals mentioned are one way or another build around that rule.
Lifestyle blogger style image with Bando 2017 planner, nail polish, lipstick and iMac.