Rebel Helsinki

Beauty,17 December 2015
Sofia Ruutu OOTD

Yet another excellent gift to give to someone. Anyone actually, which is why this treatment is so genius. A few years back my mother gave me a gift certificate to a treatment center where I received a massage, facial and got to hang out in a white robe, sipping on green tea and fully enjoy the real pampering experience. Like I mentioned before, the best gifts (in my opinion) are the ones that give the receiver what they want, not what they need. I want my gifts to say: You deserve this! Enjoy, feel spoiled and pamper yourself. These kind of gifts never go wrong and are the ones that will be remembered the most.

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Two of my dear colleagues Reija and Suvi have finally made their dreams come true, and I’m so proud and happy for both of them. They have both been doing makeup and hair professionally for a long time, and are for sure at the top of the game within that field. Reija was actually the one who made me feel beautiful at my wedding day, which is something I’m very grateful for.

Last weekend I was offered the chance to try a treatment at Rebel Helsinki. I arrived open minded and totally unaware of what I was about to experience. I’ve enjoyed a facial here and there before, but mostly just to get that pampering and relaxed feeling. When I arrived I didn’t have to say or know anything. My skin therapist inspected my skin and prepared a treatment to fulfill my individual needs. She gave me the DMK skin revision treatment.

DMK is an enzyme therapy that activates the skin to renew itself and work properly all the way from the cell level. It suits every skin type since it helps to solve issues like: aging, acne, hyper pigmentation, redness and rosacea, scars and stretch marks as well as sensitive and atopic skin. This is the first time in my life I’ve  felt and seen a facial do something to my skin. My face reacted in a very interesting way. Right after the treatment all my facial veins got activated and red. It looked quite disturbing but disappeared almost instantly within seconds. My face felt very smooth, glowing and elastic right after. Right now my skin has been scurfin, which is a normal reaction that occurs when the skin is active and renews itself. This facial treatment was of course safe while pregnant, which was my number one demand and request.

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Why I decided to write about this is because I am completely sold. I have many friends suffering from skin problems and I know myself how little “regular” facials can do and achieve, especially when it comes to acne. I am excited to follow up on the process and results on my own skin, but I love that I for once can feel that my skin is working and the treatment actually did something on a deeper level. I’ve also been using the products to support the treatment in the best way possible, and they feel really good and effective on my skin.

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Once again I want to congratulate these two awesome women for following their dreams and turning them into reality. Not everyone has what it takes to do that. So proud and happy for both of you <3. Visit their website here to find more information, and don’t miss out on their ongoing gift certificate discount offering -20% on all cosmetology treatments and treatments executed by a nurse.

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*treatment sponsored

Pictures by Dora Dalila

Superseeds and nettles

Beauty,8 December 2015


*Post in collaboration with Mádara


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Skin care, my favorite subject it seems. I am so happy to continue my collaboration with Mádara, since I do not only believe and stand behind their products, but I also have the luxury to give my own skin the best treatment for the sake of my job :). This time I want to highlight the amazing nettle products, but also this soothing facial oil.


I have recommended these nettle products before, but I’ll do it again since they really suit my sensitive and dry skin, and I know I’m not the only one with this skin type. The daily defense cream is excellent for almost anything, and especially this smaller size is optimal for traveling and carried in the purse. I use it both day and night, and a little here and there wherever it’s needed. Great product which makes life easier. The nettle mist is also perfect when traveling or on the go because it instantly freshens up and gives tired skin a little pick me up.

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Oils. I love oils. All kinds of oils. This oil is perfect for my biggest problem, tight skin. I don’t mean tight as in elastic, youthful and gorgeous. I mean fragile, dry and thirsty. Even though I make sure to use super gentle cleansers, I still feel tightness in my face before moisturizing. Super oils like this soothing hydration facial oil, is the perfect savior. The recommendation is to blend a few drops with your moisturizer, but I personally prefer to apply it all over my face before my night cream. One thing I appreciate with most of Mádara oils is that they are dry oils, which means they absorb almost instantly into the skin. There is no point spending money on something that’s gonna smudge all over your pillow when it’s purpose is to give your skin some relief. This oil itself is something I recommend as a Christmas gift. So beautiful just as it is, as well as luxurious, organic and soothing. Something that adds some feel- good to everyday life. Just what I want my gifts to be.

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Portraits of me by J. Tuliniemi