Detox

Fashion,Health,Outfit,17 November 2018

Finally, back on track after fighting a stomach flu. Celebrating the win with a sunny Helsinki today! Since I don’t think we should discuss the stomach flu any further, I think it’s better to focus on the lovelier things I experienced this week.

I’ve written before about being a fan of lymphatic drainage. This time I’m going to talk about lymphatic drainage done mechanically, using suction and pressure. It’s my first time ever having lymphatic drainage that isn’t done by hand. I heard about this place from a colleague and friend who’s been going here for years and she managed to get me a free test round.

Since I already had a booked appointment, I didn’t want to cancel even though I figured it wouldn’t be the best idea to have a lymphatic treatment so soon after recovering from being sick. However, I went to my appointment, discussed with my therapist and we decided to do the treatment, carefully.

The treatment was extremely effective! Perfect for increasing the metabolic waste system, break down fat-cells and firm tissue. I had it done on my legs, since I have quite lazy blood circulation in my legs and they get achy easily.  This treatment de-bloats effectively, therefore I had to be super careful and drink an abundance of water. But for all of your lymphatic drainage fans, this is the most effective one I’ve been to. I’m going to go once a week now to get things moving. I’ll keep you updated on the result, but I can already see a very nice change-less cellulite and I’m feeling more firm ! Not saying no thanks to that. Very interested to see the end result of the treatment series.

You can check out the place and treatments here! The treatment I tried was the detox body treatment.

cashmere cardigan, beanie, scarf (borrowed) balmuir// pants andiata// boots zara// necklace celine

Pictures by Juuli Rönkä

WANTED

Beauty,14 November 2018

Maksettu kaupallinen yhteistyö L’Oréal Paris:in kanssa// Paid collaboration with L’Oréal Paris

And then it happened, the most wanted limited edition WANTED collection by Isabel Marant for L’Oréal Paris has landed here in Finland. I’m overly excited, because Isabel Marant has always been one of my favorite designers. Nevertheless now, after being at the show in Paris earlier this fall.

Isabel Marant is a woman I connect with modern day beauty with the message: Just be yourself, whatever that may be. That however, can mean a lot of things and to me it means to be whoever you feel like that specific day or in that specific moment.

The collection includes these following products: SHINE highlighter, AMAZE tint gloss for cheeks, lips and eyes. It also has a wonderful SMOKE eyeshadow palette, that unfortunately isn’t available here in Finland, WANTED brow and eye polisher/mascara and the SMILE lipsticks.

Isabel Marant created a small collection with small products because she wanted to be able to carry all of her necessities with her at all times. As a mother and successful designer, she wanted products that can be tapped on easily on-the-go. I love her way of thinking, and I’ve always loved small and easy makeup products, because even though I usually do my makeup in the morning, I still want to be able to touch up along the day without having to carry a huge makeup bag with me.

When I met Isabel Marant in Paris, she said that she wanted a clear mascara because she doesn’t want anything to block eye contact. This sheer brow & eye mascara is perfect if you like to fixate your curled lashes but prefer a very natural look. Personally, I love the look of full black eyelashes so I’m not ready to give it up but instead, I use the clear mascara on my brows to brush them upwards. The translucent formula adds texture and volume to enhance and define brows and lashes with a soft, conditioning hold.

SHINE is thehighlighter if you don’t like any kind of shimmer. It’s completely free of shimmer, so it gives a very subtle shine.

AMAZE is along with the lipsticks the product I like the most out of the collection. I use it on my cheeks and it’s a really nice and fresh color that mimics winter rosy cheeks after a day out in the cold. It’s a multi-purpose product, so you can use it on the cheeks, as lip-gloss or to add gloss to your eyelids.

The lipsticks are my favorites from the collection and I’ve found one that turned my world upside down. I love lipstick and feel like it gives me a confident boost in the mornings. Classic red and the perfect shade of nude that matches my own lips are the two shades I use the most. Now, I’ve found a new favorite nude, that replaces the old one I’ve been using for years. It’s the shade Bastille Whistle, my signature lip shade since a couple of months back. I’ve worn it nonstop ever since I got it.

Red lips are always a good idea, and my choice of red from this collection is this beautiful brick red color: La Butte Marshal. These lipsticks are very soft and neither glossy or completely matte. They just make the lips look moist and smooth.

The collection is now in stores for a limited time forward.

Pictures by Juuli Rönkä