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

it’s in the rain

Fashion,Outfit,12 November 2018

Who else loves the rain? Raindrops that hit the window must be one of the most meditative and calming sounds that exists. The fortune teller I met this fall, told me that I need to get earthy; swim in the lake, spend time bare foot and get touchy-feely with mud, sand and other materials of nature. Maybe that’s why I love rain so much, because I can physically feel it on my skin?

Finally, my husband is coming home today. He’s been away a lot lately. The quality of my sleep decreases significantly when he’s away, not just because he usually lets me sleep in and takes the night with the kids, but because I can’t fully relax when I’m alone.

For the first time in years, I’m feeling very effected by the grey darkness we live in right now, but at the same time, I’m feeling so excited about all my upcoming projects, goals and most of all Christmas! Visualizing your goals is a big energy booster for me. It’s really worth giving it a try. I love Christmas and I’m focusing all my thoughts towards the holidays. I can already see myself slowing down, eating chocolate and spending lots of times outdoors with the kids. Christmas is always the perfect reminder of what’s important in life.

Although it’s the most hectic time of the year, I’m feeling chilled today. For once, I’m not letting all the pressure get to me. Must be an effect of the rain…

knit soft goat// jeans levis// shoes unisa// bag chanel

Pictures by Juuli Rönkä