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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!

 

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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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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 😉

 

 

 

Hämeen keskiaikamarkkinat | Häme Medieval Fair 2016

Elvish dresses, Tarot readings, crystals, iron jewellery, taxidermies, celtic music – these would be the perfect words that could describe my experience in Hämeenlinna at the Medieval Fair!pic1.jpg

Being so distracted by so many things, I was like a little kid and I kept on saying “I need that! I want that! I need this in my life!” – I should have robbed a bank before the fair haha!pic7.jpg

The crystal booths attracted me the most and I came home with a wonderful Amethyst cluster. It was the first time I got a crystal and I feel like another childhood dream has been achieved! And because I know myself more than anyone in this world, I know that this won’t be the only crystal that I will ever own 😉

I’m an admirer of the old, I’m always interested in learning new things, I love magic and adventures and this is how I am going to keep my blog. I am going to take you everytime to new adventures and to discover together what other beauties Finland has to offer!

I’ve tried to capture the atmosphere and I made a little vlog about the fair and you can watch it right here!

A step forward!

puhutaan suomea“Puhutaan Suomea” (EN: Let’s speak Finnish”) is a magazine targeted to those who are learning or are interested in learning the Finnish language. Last May I was featured in the magazine and they gave me a chance to show people who I really am and why did I move to Finland.

“Why?” you may ask. Love is the answer!

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Travel with Great Élan

Shame on me for not keeping this blog up to date but from time to time I do write.

And this time I’m gonna share with you my latest cover which is “Élan” originally performed by Nightwish.

 

I’m not a great fan of covers, I prefer composing my own songs and perform them my own way but I wanted to try something new!

 

My little home studio has become a world of my own for a day and I enjoyed it to the fullest!

Hold on to my heart

I haven’t uploaded anything new on YouTube in a while and I wasn’t even planning to any sooner, but I made my own version of a very dear song of mine by WASP “Hold on to my heart”. The version that I made is pretty short but the recording wasn’t even planned!I was just simply trying to discover the notes because you can’t find them anywhere, only the guitar tabs (not gonna even try to transpose them to piano).DSC_1419

And while recording it for fun, there was a beautiful sunset staring at me and I was lucky to have my camera charged and ready for another capture.

It’s an indescribable feeling when you have candles around you, a beautiful sunset outside, some love in your heart and passion for music. What more could I ever ask for?

Cheerio!