Find your match

Fashion,26 March 2018

Post in collaboration with Norlyn// Kaupallisessa yhteistyössä Norlynin kanssa

The most wonderful sign of spring is when all the summer plans are starting to get determined, when wedding invitations drop in the mail box and stores fill up on festive dresses just in time for 1st of May, graduations and other wonderful celebrations. Easter is usually when I leave winter behind and think forward towards lighter and brighter days.

The days are already so much longer which by itself gives so much more energy and life! I slow down a bit and let my thoughts wonder towards vacation and celebrations. Although, I love every single season more and more each year, spring makes me feel so hopeful and light. Time to slow down and focus on what life is all about-gathering with friends and family and enjoy what we have.

I’m happy to let you know that my collaboration with Norlyn continues. I pulled out my first pair of fine, sheer stockings already a month ago while wearing my new silk midi skirt paired with knee high boots. This time of year, my legs are far from sun kissed and glossy so a little help on the way is more than welcomed, as is the warmth they give me when it’s still this cold out.

Norlyn has done a spring cleanse and as a result of that come out with fresh new collection- Norlyn Premium. Four completely renewed, natural shades packed in new simplistic packages! These stockings basically work as a second, airbrushed layer of skin.

Norlyn Premium series include Luxe Touch Ivory, Luxe Touch Sand, Luxe Soft Powder and Luxe Soft Sun. They are all very unnoticeable, sheer and thin (15-20 DEN) with a semi shiny finish. However, it all comes down to finding your shade!

In these pictures, I’m testing four shades- two of them are a bit warmer with an undertone of yellow and two have a more pink-ish undertone. One thing I find important while choosing stockings is to go for a shade that matches your own skin tone- not the one you wish to have. Finding the right shade makes the entire look smoother and more elegant. But don’t get scared, these are all very natural so you can’t go terribly wrong. I would almost recommend everyone to choose two shades: one for early spring and one for summer.

In these pictures I’m wearing the Luxe Touch products. On my right leg (black shoe) I’m wearing the shade Sand and on my my left (red shoe) Ivory. My perfect match is Luxe Touch Sand!

In these pictures I’m wearing Luxe Soft Sun and powder (picture of legs only). My choice is Sun, but both are beautiful and work quite well on me shade-wise. However, as for right now they are both too dark. If I manage to catch some golden glow this summer I might be able to pull of Sun just in time for the late summer wedding I’m attending. Something to work towards this summer I guess. One should always stay hopeful ;).

Norlyn stockings can be found in most supermarkets and department stores. Hope you find your perfect match soon!

Pictures by Juuli Rönkä

How to succeed in business?

Fashion,Outfit,Work,24 March 2018

During my past few days in Edinburgh I decided to start working on this post regarding business. I’ve done my research for some time already by reading articles, listening podcasts and collected my own thoughts around the subject. Things I value, constantly work towards and would recommend everyone to think over in their own work. I think it’s important to have a direction and to ask yourself where you are going, what you are trying to achieve. Here is my list of great tips and wisdoms I’ve heard, seen and collected.

Dear to speak out about what you want to achieve and what you dream of.

Talk about money. Money and salary discussions are still a taboo, but if we dare to talk about what we want to earn and what we actually earn we’ll do ourselves and others a big favor. Dare to ask for a promotion when you deserve it and discuss money with friends. There is absolutely nothing bad about talking about money.

Always make sure the money talk is done and dusted before you actually do the job or start at your new work place.

Make sure you never ever sign anything you don’t completely understand. And remember, contract offers are always negotiable. It’s just a suggestion.

Always negotiate a salary/price that inspires you to work a little bit harder.

Under promise, but over deliver! Always try to give a little bit more of yourself and your work than what’s expected.

Know your strengths and weaknesses and work on those. Shine when you know you can and practice on those challenging tasks. Every job includes boring and uncomfortable tasks. There is no way around it so just accept that.

Support and help others succeed. This is extremely important. Help everyone you can, support friends and exchange favors, but give without expecting to get back. Others success is never ever away from your own success!

Promote others good work!

Don’t be a complainer. If you’re unsatisfied take action. Give constructive criticism or do whatever you can to make your situation better.

Don’t brag about being busy and stressed. If you love and work well under pressure – great! If you feel stressed to an unhealthy extent that makes you unhappy-rethink your life situation.

Value kindness over being clever.

Learn to know your audience and talk to your target group.

Make plans, schedules and stay organized. Plan everything from how exactly your workday should look like to your free time, hobbies and weekends.

Be you! Trust yourself and your instinct, but always be open minded. Listen to others and try to learn. Stay humble, collect as much information as you can, where after you do what you believe is right.

Do not respond to negativity!

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Pictures by Heikki Salonen