Keeping the Christmas spirit alive in January

I don’t think I even wished you all a good start of 2018 so Happy New Year everyone!

My first post of this year will be a carol because outside is snowing, fairy lights are still all around the neighborhood and my Christmas tree is not in the storage room yet. Down below you have my dark version of the Ukrainian carol called “Carol of the Bells” (also known as “Ukrainian Bell Carol”) but most of the people know it from the “Home Alone” movie and this just makes me watch it again and again *cough*.



Although the song has been recorded about a month ago, yesterday I went into the forest and froze my fingers off while taking photos for the digital artwork that I also did last night (it took me more than 7 hours). I used to spend my nights playing with my graphic tablet and creating digital fantasy worlds, but at some point I just stopped but because the “New Year’s resolution” is quite popular nowadays, here’s my resolution for this year: to continue creating photomanipulations. What’s your resolution/s for this year?

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Spooky tree for Christmas and vlogmas

I watch many vloggers everyday and I get so inspired by them, but sometimes I don’t have the courage to make certain videos. Until this year when I filmed my first ever Vlogmas and it was so much fun!
The thing is that, when I’ll grow older, I wanna look back, relieve memories and be proud of myself. Hopefully YouTube will still exist then.

And here I come with an idea for the dark minded people or for the people that have two personalities (like me): dark and glittery. Since I know myself, I’ve always liked to create a positive/inspirational environment at our home. I truly hate empty walls, especially too much white is…too much! so for me, a comfy home is a home with lots of memories framed, trinkets, antique candle holders, old furniture and music instruments. A place where I go back from work to get inspired. This is how I would describe our home. And for this year, I opted for a 60 cm tree for our bedroom, a tree that I have decorated with my Halloween ornaments. For our living room I chose glitter. But more about that in my next post!

Watch the video down below and get inspired!

Changes

We all need a change sometimes. It doesn’t matter if it’s a life change, hair change or whatever kind of change it is. Changes make us feel better for sure!

I personally felt that I needed a change and I got myself a pair of contact lenses and of course, I bleached my ends at home three tones lighter (it’s Christmas time and my other personality needs glitter and a lot of color!). I’ve always been afraid of contact lenses, especially when last year I tried for the first time some red contacts for a Halloween project of mine and trying to put them on almost made me cry and my hands were trembling and my eye lids just didn’t want to stay still for a second. Not to mention how uncomfortable they were. Back then I swore that I will never buy contacts again. Until last weekend while I was in Helsinki, I stopped by at my favorite shop: CyberShop.
Wandering among racks filled with goodies, I stumbled upon the glass cabinet under the point of sale and there they were: my turquoise contacts waiting for me to be taken home. After a long conversation with a very friendly girl who works at the shop, I bought them. And once I got home, I read all the instructions, I left them in their moisturizing solution for 6 hours and the next day I gave contact lenses another chance. Plus, I got myself some eye drops for my dry eyes (hint 😉 ).

This time it went better than I expected and I am so happy to finally be able to wear them! I’ve been loving turquoise/blue/ eyes since forever and now I can have them!

If you’re interested in buying your first pair or your next pair of contact lenses, I highly recommend you CyberShop! The site is safe (and also in English), the staff extremely friendly, the prices affordable, high quality contact lenses and a big variety to choose from! Find many more alternative goodies by clicking on the logo down below ↓

Enjoy shopping!

Adventures in The North

I remember it was my first October in Finland. On a cold (very early) morning, I sat on our balcony and stared at the sky because the constellations were visible and while pointing with my finger at them trying to remember their names, I found myself suddenly humming a melody which I’ve never listened to before.
And pretty much this sums up how my beloved song “Adventures in The North” was born. On the same morning, a demo has been recorded and a few months later, I had the pleasure to work with two wonderful friends/musicians that gave a better sound and a special touch to my song. So, in three days when Finland celebrates 100 years of independence, my lyric & making-of video will be up on my YouTube channel!

EN: The official lyric & making-of video of my first song “Adventures in The North” will be released on YouTube on 6th of December! Stay tuned!

FI: Ensimmäinen kappaleeni “Adventures in The North” virallinnen lyriikka video julkaistaan YouTubessa 6 joulukuuta! Pysy kanavalla!

RO: Prima mea piesă “Adventures in The North” va fi lansată pe YouTube împreună cu un videoclip pe 6 Decembrie!

Tea time and meeting Don Rosa in Helsinki


On a dreary day of November, I hopped on a train and one hour later, I found myself in the crowded Helsinki.
I’ve been waiting for this day for so long and I wasn’t even sure that I will make it in time for the Don Rosa meeting but I did!
One cup of tea later and suddenly one of the women who work at the book store (Suomalainen Kirjakauppa) was announcing that Don Rosa has arrived half an hour earlier so we should get in line, purchase the book and automatically we will get a ticket to go and meet the author and illustrator of the stories about Scrooge McDuck, etc.
I felt again like a kid listening to his pleasant voice explaining to me the artwork and other details that he did for Tuomas Holopainen‘s solo album. Later on while I was watching the videos from the meeting, I noticed that my facial expression was like a hyper excited kid’s expression. Just how I actually look when I watch any Disney movie.

*Waiting for my train after a shopping spree in CyberShop

The meeting was worth the trip! And now I sit in front of this writing device (aka laptop) and wonder, what would life be without art? Without all these magical things that come out of every artist’s hands?
But I know that all I wanna do in life is ART. Oh! And I don’t wanna grow up. E V E R .

Goodies from abroad


This morning I have been woken up by the mailman who left a notification in our mailbox and I had to wait a few hours to pick it up because it hadn’t arrived at the post office. So, after I did chores around the house and other things to make time go by faster, I finally picked it up and I promised Jekyll Hyde Club that I’m gonna make an unboxing video so here it is!

A day in the life

I took the camera with me on a busy Friday and for the first time, I vlogged a normal day in my life. Actually, every day is different and I don’t do the same things everyday. That’ll be boring.

My day” – kind of videos are very popular these days and I, myself am watching many YouTubers wandering around their life with a camera. That I consider being very inspiring, although many won’t probably understand. So here comes the question: what am I doing on my channel? Well, most of the time I am documenting my life. In a few years I wanna look back and be proud of myself. I already am but I still have to work on that. I’ve always known that I can do much more. And for example, living abroad, my videos make my loved ones feel like I am there with them and they know what am I doing in a day. So, besides the amount of daily phone calls, videos are always a plus (especially if you are the only child of your parents).
And yes, you might have noticed that I do many things and sometimes I don’t finish what I started. But lately that has changed and I am gonna keep it that way!

For my future videos, if you have any ideas that YOU would want me to do, I kindly ask you, dear reader, to leave your ideas down below in the comment section or on my latest video. ’till next time!