Category Archives: adventures

May

May has been a quiet and a busy month at the same time but I am back with a new mini travel vlog 🙂
Although I had many plans for my trip to Helsinki, they all have been ruined by the cloudy cold weather.

A trip with adventures – although I had two cameras with me, the moment I wanted to take photos in front of Tuomikirkko, I took the DSLR out of my bag and I was wondering why it was sooo…”not so heavy” until I realized that I have forgotten the battery in the unplugged charger…And also my friend came from Romania here for the first time so it was wonderful to “relive” moments from my first visit to Helsinki which happened in 2013.

 

A day after Easter…

I almost forgot how wonderful it feels to spend time in nature doing some…”unusual” things like drinking something from a fancy glass or eating Easter eggs 😀 I just did it on the 1st day of Easter, grabbed my tripod and some “snack” and off I went into the woods and I must say that I froze up. Never trust the Finnish sun!

A little adventure never killed anyone! 


Before you ask, the choker is from Asos and I’m stunned by its beauty! 😍

And it’s now on sale! Get it while it’s cheap! 

The last warm days

I know it’s been a few weeks since I didn’t write here but I’m back!

Suomenlinna – is the place where I always like to go whenever I’m in Helsinki. I got a ticket from the ticket machine at the Market Square and I jumped in the ferry. The journey to the sea fortress takes around 10 minutes but I never count how long it takes because it feels amazing to be on top of the water and to have the wind playing with your hair and seagulls flying above at the same pace with the ferry. It feels like you are one of them. One with the nature!

This time I explored the island a bit more and I have discovered places where I could hide and be alone. Places where I can have the Baltic Sea at the bottom of my feet and then rest in a coffee shop with a hot chocolate and an original Fazer chocolate candy. All these things you can see yourself below. Enjoy!DSC_0109.jpgdsc_0144


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And as a blog post ending “delight”, here is a mini travel vlog 🙂 See you next time!

Cheerio, darlings!

 

One with the waves, ocean soul

There is a place for each one of us where our soul finds it’s peace. Mine is close to the water.
Each time I see a river or a lake, my soul starts trembling of joy and my heart almost pops out of my chest. It’s a feeling of being home. A feeling of serenity and peace of mind.
I am a simple person and small things make me happy. But more happy I am when I can see with my own eyes the reflection of the forest or the sky on the lake. And although water is odourless, I feel a special scent of the waves that I cannot put into words and that makes it even more special to me!
That’s why I’ve chosen to film my parts for the Ocean Soul project on a deck over the lake. After filming a few scenes, my beloved one asked me “Aren’t you cold? I am freezing!” and I can honestly tell you that I did not notice the cold wind blowing until he told me.
I was above water and I was free!
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The idea of the musical project called Ocean Souls belongs entirely to Dean Kopri and it’s also a part of Kitee International Art & Music Festival. He managed to gather 12 people from different countries together, with different singing styles, created wonderful piano arrangements of the original songs by Nightwish and wrote music sheet for every single voice and instrument. How awesome is that? We all have been working for almost a year now on our parts and although Ocean Souls have played in Kitee (Finland) this summer, some of us couldn’t make it but the other girls simply nailed it! I will leave down bellow our first song published on YouTube for the entire world to listen and stay tuned for more!
And although you can barely see the make-up in the video, here is what I used:
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*Before foundation, I always moisturize my skin with the daily moisturizer with camelina oil by Lumene and leave it for a few minutes to let the skin absorb it*
Foundation: FIT me! by Maybelline (matte + poreless) #105 natural ivory
Beauty blender by PARSA beauty
Concealer: Soft touch mousse by Essence #20 soft sand
Eyeshadow base: I (heart) stage by Essence
Eyebrows:Eyebrow stylist set by Essence
Powder (just a little bit!): New mater maker by Maybelline New York #10 classic ivory
Eyelid highlights: a sparklish-pinkish color from the pallete Magic Studio Naked Way
Eyelid shadow: Ombre essentielle by Chanel #112 pulsion
Eyeliner: Liquid ink eyeliner waterproof by Essence
Mascara: Rock ‘n’ doll by Essence
Bronzer: Bronzing powder by H&M #dark tan (just a bit on the top of the brush otherwise it would look weird on the cheeckbonesbecause I hate getting a tan!)
Lips: XXXL Longlasting lipgloss velvet matt & lipliner #06satin mauve by Essence (I love nude colors for the lips!)
And to set and help the make-up last on the face the whole day, I use the setting spray matte finish from NYX. It’s a life-saver and I love it!
Do you still wonder why your girlfriend is always late on a date? haha!
And at the end of the day, instead of tea with honey and lemon and Paracetamol, I switched to hazelnut vanilla ice cream. Ooops!
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What did I do yesterday?

Hours before the windstorm, we remembered about the downtown fair that I was so curious about 😀 Unfortunately I realized too late that there is no battery left in my camera but a smartphone always comes in handy in this kind of situations!

There is no way I won’t write about this because I was in total shock when I saw our traditional Romanian “sarmale” (cabbage rolls) in K-market! Well…these are Finnish but anyways…it was a pleasant surprise to see that they have similar “sarmale”!

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They might not taste like the ones made by my grandmother and although I was tempted to get them, I didn’t. I will wait until I go home and serve them with “mămăligă” (maize porridge/polenta?) and sour cream. That’s a real Romanian dish!

And finally we are at the fair! The child in me has come to the surface!

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I WANT CRUELLA de VIL PAINTED ON OUR WALL IN THE LIVING ROOM, PLEASE!

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I don’t trust “the big one” but I had to have a picture with it 😀

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Then something funny happened. I wanted cotton candy so bad because usually in my hometown (Suceava, RO) there is always cotton candy at every possible fair and my beloved one said that we can find it at the karkki (candy) booth. And while waiting for it, suddenly “there you go” came with a big bucket full of it. With wide-eyes opened I welcomed the thing and I was surprised that it didn’t come on a stick 😀 Happy me!

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Do you remember these old American movies where the boy goes to “take a chance” and tries to get for his girlfriend the biggest, fluffiest and cutest toy? Well, we went there too. And I ended with a black sheep. Is that a sign? 😀 haha! definitely not!

 

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And the windstorm has just begun -_- Goodbye fabulous pictures!

Turenki had also a small market near downtown today and I ended up getting handmade candles and a honey dipper (I’ve always wanted one) because I sweeten up my tea only with honey! DSC_0235.jpg

Probably I will never burn these candles but you know…once you let a woman in a market, she has to have everything!

 

Cheerio, darlings!

 

 

 

 

Come with me for a walk into the forest

Often I feel the urge to go for a walk into the forest, rest on a stone or somewhere on a big tree root and just listen to the nature. From there I get all the inspiration and also by watching people or listening to their stories.

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Sometimes I wonder how is to be the only tree on a distant valley, how lonesome can you feel during winter when no songs are coming out from the tree houses, how silent and neverending days can seem to be when no one is stopping by to tell you the grief or the happiness they are going through. And just watching the little ants coming from one place to another in such a hurry…I wonder what kind of wichcraft are they planning to do. I just look around and wonder..and wonder…

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A year and almost two months have passed since I moved to Finland and I still am curious to find out more, to learn more and most of the things still seem new to me. But the little forest behind our building is my escape. Nature is my escape. It’s my inspiration for the music I make. The place where I can rest and let go of all the negativity or pointless drama.

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I feel blessed to be able to write a few thoughts from the lap of the nature!

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And I was planning for weeks to take this blog to the next level, so get ready to hear and see more from me! From ootd posts, music, adventures, to make-up, hairstyles, product reviews and girly stuff. Also YouTube will explode hopefully soon but until then I have to fix up some things. I’m still filming and taking photographs here and there and making plans for my readers in my agenda 😉