Only winter can bring you home

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“Nordic blue” – as I like to call, has rushed over Finland quite early compared to last year but I won’t complain because I will enjoy it for a longer time. Lots of inspiration, windows decorated with fairylights, candles and lanterns hung on the porch of every house, the scent of mulled wine with cinammon (plus maybe a bit of vodka or a cold lonkero 😛 ) and of course, the “always present” on a Finnish table, the cinnamon buns. This might be the best description of winter in Finland!

“Only winter can bring you home” – as you can see, winter is my main source of inspiration when it comes to my music. I remember working on the track and adding all sorts of effects on my keyboard (no, I don’t compose music with any software. I prefer the classical way plus I wish that I could be able to learn the basics of each and every possible instrument in this world but I feel that one life is not enough for my plans but hmm…we’re trying to make it happen.) Everything is….handmade, so to say. And after a while, I took my laptop, connected the keyboard to it and started recording. Meanwhile, ideas kept on coming. I felt like my heart was releasing notes, harmonies slowly flowing through my veins, going straight to my keyboard and later on, to your ears.

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I think for about a week I felt drained, I felt like I gave everything of myself and I managed to create something more…complex. I also wrote lyrics for the song, the melody line for the chorus with two voices, but I felt that I had to leave it as it is because every instruments is telling its own story or, even YOU can imagine the story behind my song.

So, you have a winter soundtrack waiting for you on my YouTube channel! Warmest hugs to y’all!

Cheerio!

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“Albastrul nordic”  – așa cum îmi place mie să îi spun, s-a năpustit deasupra Finlandei destul de devreme în comparație cu anul trecut și bucuria-i și mai mare pentru că mă pot desfăta pe termen îndelungat 😉 Inspirație din plin, beculețe pe la geamuri, lumânări și lanterne pe la casele oamenilor, miros de vin cu scorțișoară (hai, și poate puțină vodcă sau un lonkero mai rece) și mai ales, nelipsitele plăcinte cu scorțișoară care au o denumire foarte comică în limba finlandeză și nu mă risc să o scriu aici pentru că are o altă conotație la noi, românii :))

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“Only winter can bring you home” – după cum vedeți, iarna e sursa mea de inspirație în ceea ce privește muzica pe care o compun. Îmi amintesc că lucram la piesă și făceam tot felul de efecte și instrumente la orgă (nu, nu compun piese cu programe sau ce nebunii mai sunt acum în vogă. Îmi place metoda clasică și îmi doresc nespus de mult să fiu capabilă să învăț baza fiecărui instrument din lumea asta. Mda, nu-mi ajunge o viață să fac ceea ce îmi propun, dar încercăm).Totul e…handmade ca să spun așa. Și după ceva timp mi-am luat laptop-ul lângă mie și am început să înregistrez. Între timp, îmi tot veneau idei. Simțeam cum din inimă ies tot felul de note, de armonii, de nebunii, scurgându-se încet prin venele mâinilor și ajungând direct pe clape și mai târziu, la urechile voastre. Cred că aproximativ o săptămână m-am simțit ca și cum am dat totul din mine și eram foarte încântată că am reușit să fac ceva mai…complex.

Scrisesem și versuri pentru piesă, refrenul pe două voci, etc. dar simțeam că trebuie să o las așa pentru că fiecare instrument îsi spune povestea sau chiar voi vă puteți imagina cam ce ar spune. Așa că, aveți un soundtrack de iarnă care așteaptă să fie ascultat pe canalul meu de YouTube. Vă îmbrățișez!

*…pfiuuuu…după un an și jumătate de vorbit numai engleza și o finlandeză mai stricată, mi-a fost destul de greu să reîncep să scriu un text mai amplu în limba română. I did it! 

My Halloween 2016

You may wonder how has my Halloween been? Well, all I can say is it was peaceful. I haven’t been anywhere but I made my house look a bit (more) creepier and I surprised my beloved one because I love to surprise him each and every single day with anything that pops up in my mind.

I also made a video for you to see the decorating process so check it out!

’till next time! ❤

Some other kind of Morticia

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I might bring a smile on your face when I’m around you and I might make you laugh, I might wear colorful clothes and be very childish sometimes but in reality, I am different. Whereas people criticise what seems to not be normal or not ok for the society nowaydays, I will stay in my bench and continue admiring all those negative things that you are trying hardly to keep your kids away from, I will still admire those “Satanic” people dressed up all black, those rockers with chains hanging down from the back pockets of their leather pants and the girls with dark lipstick and creepers as their everyday shoes. So yeah, my inclination to the “dark side” is terribly strong but incredibly beautiful!

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While doing my “Morticia” make-up this evening, I realized that all those creepy things, the Halloween preparations, the gross looking but delicious candies, etc. make me really really happy! 😀

But don’t worry, I don’t worship anyone or do voodoo or witchcraft of any kind or God knows what’s in your mind at this moment. It’s just something that I lived with all my life, although in real life I spend my days in cozy pajamas or in normal clothes like everybody else 😀 Just wanted to share these thoughts with you and of course, my Morticia look photos!

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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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My autumn evening routine

The season of cinnamon and cozy sweaters has arrived! It’s also the time when the burgundy color looks perfect on each one of us!

Today I am going to take you into my intimacy, into my evening routine to be exact.

I will start with the delicious Palmolive gourmet body butters that won’t last too long in your shower cabin 😀 Although I love all of them, the vanilla is the one that I completely finish really fast all the time. And compared to other brands, these body butters will leave your skin scented for hours, that’s a promise!

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After a long shower, I take my facial cleansing brush and start using my anti-blemish 3 steps system from Clinique. I just simply love these products!

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And when I am too lazy to follow the 3 steps above, I moisturize my face with the moisturizing cream from Lumene. Is the first brand I fell in love with the moment I moved to Finland and the only cream that leaves my face soft and not sticky or greasy. I use it every morning and every time before going to sleep.

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The body mist from Victoria Secret shouldn’t miss from your bathroom cabinet (or your vanity)!My favorite is “love spell” and I use it everyday after the shower. I actually don’t use it, I bathe in it, haha! 😀 Which one is your favorite?

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Now that fall has come, I love to paint my nails with darker colors and this time I use the rouge noir nail polish from Cien. Love the flat brush!

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And in the end, my old friend Nivea comes in handy. I grew up with this product and it’s a part of my life! Forever Nivea!

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Phewww, now we are done with pampering our body. How about satisfying your hunger with some toast with butter, ham, cheddar cheese, cucumber and aroma salt? mmm…I ate them before taking pictures of my amazing evening toast haha!

And a hot chocolate with a lot of foam would be just fine! and what’s autumn without Jack The Pumpkin King?

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In the end, I’m gonna dive into my boyfriend’s DVD collection and now it’s time to let all the vampires in our house mwhaha! I’m obsessed with vampires and everything vampire-related since…I was born (I guess)!

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Another thing that I love about autumn is lighting up lanterns outside the house or in the balcony. It seems like a tradition here in Finland, a tradition that I absolutely love! And for tonight, we have a cookie scented candle lightening up our balcony!

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Talking about vampires, Halloween is just around the corner and I’ve prepared some nice things for you. Stay tuned and subscribe to my blog!

Cheerio, darlings!