ALL PHOTOS TAKEN BY ME
EDIT BY ME
LOCATION OLD MAN'S BEACH, CANGGU, BALI
ALL PHOTOS TAKEN BY ME
EDIT BY ME
LOCATION OLD MAN'S BEACH, CANGGU, BALI
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I have known her for around 11 years
It is crazy how some friendships can just go through anything
The road might have been rocky sometimes but in the end of the day none of that matters
Only the golden and sparkly moments count
She is like a sister to me
Found this beauty from a hidden beach in Nusa Lembongan
I guess it was meant to be that we two met
This place is just full of inspiration
PICTURES BY Astrid Collin
COAT - h&m x erdem // KNIT SWEATER - zara // JEANS - monki
Hey there! It is Monday again and this time I am more than excited about it.
For me Mondays and Saturdays usually feel like the same since I might be working on
both days. Weekends have become a myth for me, haha. But today I am excited because
only in one and a half day I will be travelling again to another country.
I have never been to Asia which makes this trip even more special beside the fact
that I will be staying 5 weeks instead of the usual one or two weeks.
I have definitely been waiting for this trip for a long time and I am so happy that now
the time has become.
So a little about the trip
1. It will be me and my two best friends Emmi and Melisa
2. Our first stop is in Singapore and we will stay there for 2 nights
3. The main destination is Bali where we will stay the 30 days (you cannot stay longer without a visa)
4. After the 30 days Emmi will continue her travels to Australia, Melisa will continue to New Zealand &
I am going to Bangkok for 3 nights and 4 days and then fly home
5. I will do my first travels vlogs from this trip
6. I AM EXCITEDDDDD
I hope you enjoyed the pictures & the rest of the post
Comment below some Q&A questions because I would love to do a Q&A video
I recently received a lovely package from Jurlique & Inika Organics.
The package contained many different skin care products and I will introduce you to my favourites.
Lets start with the MOST important.
1. First of all, all of their products are organic! It originates from East Australia which is actually one of the cleanest places on Earth. So you can already imagine how clean their products are!
Over 95% of the ingredients in their products are organic. Also their packaging is recyclable which is more than awesome!
2. All the products in Jurlique and Inika Organic are VEGAN so no animal testing is involved which is something I truly appreciate. We probably do not want little bunnies and other animals to suffer & die just in the name of beauty... The products also do not consist any ingredients from animals such as bees wax etc. This is important fact for vegans :) (by being cruelty free it's also a halal product too)
3. Jurlique is certified organic.
4. It is clean and non toxic beauty brand. This is something that should be interesting for us. The nature has had its cures for us for millions of years which is why we should be using more organic and natural products instead of toxic products.
Read more about Jurlique here.
So the absolute favourite is this Rosewater balancing mist. (find here.)
You might ask how would you benefit from spraying something on your face every now and then.
Well I will tell you how!
1. This mist will hydrate and balance your skin.
2. It actually leaves your skin nicely soft and fresh after
spraying. Spray every morning on your clean and dry skin. Sometimes I even spray this on top of my make up to give my skin a less dry feel.
3. This mist also cools & soothes your skin.
I think that this is definitely something every girl needs! And it comes in a beautiful bottle too.
Next up is same brand's another product - moisturising cleanser. (find here.)
1. This product hydrates your skin while it cleans every bit of even waterproof make up. Some of the previous make up removers that have been natural cosmetics too have not really done the job. But his cleanser has!
2. I love how it turns into soft foam when you rub it on your skin. And it has a nice scent too.
3. This cleanser will remove impurities and at the same time it promotes the renewal of your skin cells.
Remember not to remove your eye make up with this product & in general avoid around eye area.
Last but not least Inika Organic's makeup products
1. Highlighter that is actually a little tinted - mix of pink and orange as you can see from the photos. This product gives you a nice highlight on your cheek bones! Because of it's tint feature it actually looks super natural on your face leaving your cheeks super glowy but not too much. I totally love this highlighter!
2. Organic mascara (find here) makes your lashes look just as long as a product with all the toxic ingredients! It does not have to be a toxic product to get those lashes that turn heads. I think this product is great because you can get a natural look with it and more of a party look too. Two flies at once!
I hope you enjoyed this post
Don't forget to comment & like - that means a lot to me
And hey stay tuned because there will be a giveaway!
Hey there loves! I am back with my blogger's money saving tips.
I saw that many of you liked the previous one so I thought why not
make a new one, right?
The reason why I want to share some of the money saving tips to you guys
is because I will be leaving for a longer vacation soon and I definitely need to
save up money for that!
I will list three new tips for you guys to read and learn, haha.
I hope this is as helpful or even more helpful than the previous one!
1. Only buy things you really need
And by this I mean, to leave out the unnecessary items from as small as a chocolate bar to a new winter coat.
I am not telling you to stop buying anything.
I am suggesting you to only buy things you really need.
These might be a new toothbrush, warmer winter jacket etc. - you name it.
But we all know that we end up purchasing things we actually did not need too often.
Since, I also make this mistake too often I have learned to keep the receipts safe and the tags on their places.
By doing this I have more days to decide if the purchase was necessary or not. Then if it was something
I do not need that much I will return it. Also try to think if you already have something similar to the
item you are about to purchase. It might be tempting to show off new clothes on our blogs every week
but blogging should not be about whose got the most and newest clothes.
Remember that I am not telling you to stop enjoying life!
2. Cut out after work drinks & extra partying
For some it might become a habit to go for drinks after a long day at work with colleagues.
This is where you will definitely spend a lot of money monthly & yearly.
Think about that mojito you craved for on a Monday night, well it cost you around 10 euros probably.
Next day you probably do not feel your best self even if it was just one drink etc.
Also if you had more than one, paid yourself into a club, had a snack after partying and went home by taxi...
Let me guess... that night was at least worth of 50 euros and the next day you wanted some pizza to feel better
which was again more money spent.
Try avoiding to say yes every time people ask you to join them for after work drinks etc.
I know it might not be easy to be the one who will not join all the others, but trust me
after few times you won't even feel like you are missing out or being out of the group.
You can also try joining but instead of ordering a pricey drink order water/tea or something else cheap.
For me personally, it is not even that important to be a part of every happening, night out & so on.
Especially now during fall/winter time, I more enjoy me time at home drinking tea and watching netflix or
reading a book.
You can also invite friends to your place for a cosier girls/boys night.
3. Try second hand shops
First of all second hand shopping is a lot of fun, at least here in Helsinki.
We have so many different shops in different areas of the city so there is definitely something
for everyone & more. Second hand shopping is first of all cheaper but it is also more ecological,
interesting & usually some of the shops donate some of the profits for a good thing.
Don't you want your grand kids to have a planet Earth too...
I mean, the fashion industry is the second most polluting industry in the world. We do want to reduce shopping
only in the big malls and brand stores. Lets be part of recycling and we might find some rare gems too
while doing a good job! If you don't feel like going to the regular second hand shop maybe try one of
the second hand shopping "events". Here in Helsinki we have these almost every Sunday in different
locations where even bloggers sell their old clothes. This is great opportunity to make some
really good finds for an extra cheap price.
Even Macklemore goes thrift shopping...
BTW! Find these boots and many other from Vamoskauppa & use my discount code SLUMMI25 to get -25% from all of their shoes
I hope you enjoy this post!
PICTURES BY JULIA, AURORA & Aurora's boyfriend
Hey there lovely readers! I wanted to show you some pictures from last night of me and my friends.
We (I, Julia & Aurora) attended this party to celebrate Polhem PR's 15 years birthday. The night was full of laughter,
beautiful people, bubbles & good music. We definitely had a blast! I am so happy that I was invited
to this wonderful event - it made these dark days so much more brighter. I hope to have more of these
kinds of events!
Now lets get to the pictures
Top & Trousers - ginatricot // Heeled Boots - vamoskauppa find here (use a discount code SLUMMI25 to get 25% off from all of their shoes!) // Bag - mango
What did you think about my outfit? I loved it! It was casual and classy & the accessories made the look more suitable for a party.
I hope you enjoyed this post! Don't forget to comment & like
Hey guys! Today's post will be about Nouw's launch in Finland. Yayyy! Exciting times for Finnish bloggers. Nouw is such an easy blog platform and there are so many good things about it! I started blogging at Nouw around a year ago because my two Swedish friends told me that this is a super easy blog platform to use and fun too. You get to make your blog's design all by yourself which is super cool! Anyhow, now lets get to the Finland's launch party. All the pictures of the event are taken by the talented ANNIE HYREFELDT and you can find her instagram here. The event was held at beautiful Klaus K hotel. The Nouw crew had done such a great job with organizing the event so big thanks to @tessb , @elinskoglund & @CamillaCzakan ! Also BIG thanks to our special quest @Matildadjerf , it was such a great opportunity to get to meet you - you are such an inspiration gal. But here are the photos!
dress from zara // earrings from h&M
Thanks for reading! until next time
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Hey there lovely people! I have not been posting recently but today felt like good day for a new post. Why I have not been so active for few days here on my blog is because I have been working a lot & attending to different kinds of events. Now I have to save up some money for my upcoming vacation so that's why I have been so caught up with work. I hope that you all have been well and enjoying these beautiful days of autumn. Yesterday Finland decided to start winter. It was snowing & now the ground is beautifully white. It is calming for some odd reason and it brings so much brightness into this grey weather! So excited about winter but also happy to go to a warmer place to hide from the coldest days.
What did I do this week
The pictures are in chronological orfer btw if anyone wondered... So on Monday I bought that t-shirt, Wednesday I got to know more about Olivia Klein skincare products at Republic Showroom, Vitamin Well waters and some salads were enjoyed on Thursday at Marsaana's press event and a little snapshot of my outfit for the Nouw launch event
I worked from 9am till 3pm. And then I guess I just came home wrote some blog posts and edited photos. In the evening I went for hot chocolate with a friend and then we went through some stores. I bought one t-shirt and a cute basket for a plant. Came home quite 'late' so went to bed almost right away.
Had a day off. Best friend came to our place around 11am. We had some tea together and then we left to my hair dresser. Got my hair dyed with a little colder shade, added some highlights & cut sort of bangs. We also planned our trip more, checked some accommodations & places to visit. Went to Zara afterwards to check one jacket out. Found it! A basic black puffer jacket with a hood. Only for 23 euros. Went home, watched The Empire, ate & drank tea. Left to see my little sisters for the evening. Came back home and went to sleep quite early. Quite hectic and eventful day but I enjoyed it to the fullest.
Woke up at 5:45am. Thought that I was going to throw up just because it was so early. Happily, I did not. Drank tea, forgot my breakfast and snacks on the kitchen table. Was hungry for the whole day which is 'funny' because I believe that breakfast is the most important meal of the day & if you skip it you will be hungry for the entire day and I was... at work 7am till 3pm. After work went to Republic showroom's press event with Emmi. It was a nice xmas vibe there! Then we went to our place with Emmi and Melisa. Planned our trip more. Drank glögi for the first time. Tried to go to bed early again but wasn't so successful.
Work again from 7am till 3pm. Went to Marsaana's press event with Julia & Aurora. Came home to change to the evening plans. Went to get a package from Vamoskauppa (a shoe brand in Finland). Decided to wear a flower dress with black velvet over knee boots. Quickly met up with Jasmin before we headed to the event at Klaus K Hotel in Bulevardi, Helsinki. It was a launch event for Nouw Finland. Had so much fun! Got to meet many bloggers that also write their blogs at nouw or are planning to change their platform to nouw's. Got to meet Matilda Djerf!! She is just lovely & full of inspiration. Headed to home quite early because I super tired from the day.
First picture's t-shirt from Ginatricot & jeans from Monki
Last picture's velvet boots from Vamoskauppa use discount code SLUMMI25 to get 25% of from all shoes! & dress from Zara + I also wore golder necklace and golden earrings from H&M
That's how my week has been so far! Today's plans are to meet up with Julia and Emilia. We will go to Spalt pr's press event and then take some photos if the weather allows... In the evening I think I will be going to a spa with my boyfriend if he didn't get any sicker today at work - hoping not!
This blogpost is done in collaboration with Foodin.
I wanted to share my favourite smoothies and smoothie bowls to you guys so you could
make your mornings as tasty as mine! It's not that difficult to make your mornings
a little more fancy & special. I really think that breakfast is the most important meal
of the day so I like treat myself in the mornings and get enough energy for the day.
You can also eat these smoothies and smoothie bowls as a snack or even lunch since
they all include quite a lot of protein, some fats and carbs. You decide!
Hope you enjoy this post and get inspiration for your breakfast.
Chocolatey smoothie bowl
around 1 dl/100g of coconut yogurt
1 spoon foodin goji berries
1 spoon foodin chocolate rice protein
1 spoon foodin coconut flakes
1 spoon foodin cocoa nibs
1 spoon foodin peanut butter
2 dl almond/coconut/oat/rice milk
blend all the ingredients together, add toppings you like & ENJOY
Green dream smoothie
1 fresh mango
half an avocado
handful of fresh spinach
1 spoon foodin coconut flakes
1 spoon foodin mulberries
1 spoon foodin chia seeds
2 dl almond/coconut/oat/rice milk or just water
blend all the ingredients together, pour into a glass & ENJOY
Very much Berry smoothie bowl
around 1 dl/100g of soy natural quark
1 dl blueberries
1 spoon foodin goji berries
1 spoon coconut flakes
1 tea spoon honey
1 dl oatmeal
2 dl almond/coconut/oat/rice milk
blend all the ingredients together, add the toppings you like & ENJOY
1. My favourite colour is pink
2. ...and I love unicorns
3. Tv show I am watching right now - Empire
4. My favourite drinks are green tea with lemon & chai latte with coconut milk
5. I am 20 years old and I live in Helsinki, Finland
6. My favourite dessert is creme brule
7. I love breakfast! If I could decide I would be eating breakfast all the time
8. I have a weird fetish for squeezing pimples... even tho I never have any...
9. I never read cook books or internet recipes - I always come up with a recipe of mine - different every time
10. I really hard try to be vegan but when it comes to chocolate I just can't resist
11. I am a perfectionist and it's one thing I do not like that much about myself, but I have started to take it more easy and not care too much about little things that used to bother me
12. My favourite animal is a turtle - just because
13. I have never been to any coutry in Asia (but soon I will)
14. I bought a gym membership for a year just to motivate myself
15. I have a love/hate relationship with rainy weather
It's Monday my readers! I hope you are about to start your week as open minded as I am.
I kinda dislike those quotes that in some way diss Monday. I mean, I sort of understand this
"Mondayhate" if you work/go to school only from Monday to Friday. But, if your concept of
weekend has sort of vanished because you work basically all the time or on any days of
the week then this "Mondayhate" doesn't really make sense... Anyhow, what my point was supposed to be
was that let's have a happy Monday, or even better let's celebrate Monday! A new week starts
so you can empty your mind of all the last week's stress, tiredness or any negative thoughts or
feelings. Now it's time to shine! (I wish the sun could hear me...)
But now to the actual point of this post! If you live in North Europe you already know that well, we
are not blessed by the mother nature with many of these "perfect photo shoot" days in a year.
Anyhow, all of us who are blogging or interested in photography try to make it through the
darkest, rainiest & coldest months. I love taking photos - it's like yoga or meditation for me. It
eases my mind and inspires me. Most of all, it makes me happy. Remember to do things in life that
REALLY make you happy. In the end of the day, happiness is what matters the most. So I try to keep
myself happy and one way is to take lots and lots of photographs of different people in different
locations. Few days back, when it was pouring water & one of the coldest days of this autumn, we
went to take photos for Minna(find her blog here ). It was planned ahead so I guess neither of us did not want to cancel
even though the weather was not the most optimal, haha. But it all turned out perfect! So don't
stay home and cancel your plans just because the weather is not the best.
Here are some of the photos we took!
If you have a possibility take photos at indoor places like museums,
cafes, PR offices or galleries. Blogger always finds her/his way!
Run when you see a ray of sunlight & be quick once you start taking photos
Bring a brush or a comb and hair spray if you want to keep your hair as
flawless as it was when you left home
When editing the photos add some warmth to the photos if they seem to look too 'cold'
Hope you enjoyed this post!
Remember to like &comment below
Also if you have questions for my upcoming Q&A post
you can leave questions to the comment bow of this post.
Fur & bag - zara // Trousers - ginatricot // T-shirt - stussy // Beret - &otherstories
Hey there! Long time no outfit post so here I am with my new fluffy fur.
These pictures were taken on last Wednesday by Aurora (find her blog from here ).
Four blogger girls had a rather unfortunate photo shoot day then since it was raining the w h o l e day...
But well we managed to get the photos we needed for everyone so in the end of the day everyone was
happy with the results. Trust me it's difficult being a blogger in a country where it's warm for 2 months
a year and cold days for the rest 10 months. Anyhoow, there are always few beautiful days, few sunny hours
and that's when we hit! So heads up - I might not be posting that many outfit posts now that the winter comes
closer and closer but I promise I will try my best to have at least one outfit post per week.
Now to more interesting things! In almost exactly a month I will leave on a vacation or maybe more of an adventure.
I will be away for around a month and I will now give you a little hint - I will be travelling to Asia. It's still a
secret which countries I will visit during one month but I promise I will soon let you know.
Have you ever visited Asia? Which countries and cities and which were your favourites? Let me know!
Have a wonderful Friday!
Hope you enjoyed the photos - remember to leave comments & like.
It was 6.20am on a Wednesday morning in Rome and I was sipping some green tea and while trying to wake up. I thought it would be helpful to list out "7 most worth seeing places in Rome" here on my blog. Whether you are travelling to Rome in the close future or planning on travelling to Rome these tips could help you to decide which places you would like to visit. I will list 7 places in Rome I enjoyed the most and I would love you to comment below if you think I missed out a place worth mentioning. Of course I cannot fit everything in the magical seven but these will just be my personal tips based on my interests & likes. Hope you will find this post helpful! Btw the list will not be in any preference order - just to let you know.
Let get into it!
1. Vatican and everything in there
You should definitely go visit Vatican city just because it is full of history, beautiful places and buildings to see. We unfortunately did not go inside of the St. Peter's Cathedral or the museum of Vatican but you can purchase a nice guided tour which will only cost you 32 euros and you get to see all three - the cathedral, museum and garden. Even if you only looked at things from the outside you will get the experience, in my opinion.
Do I even have to explain why? Well it's only one of the world's seven miracles - there is already a reason good enough haha. Good tip - bring your ID or passport if you are a EU citizen and between the ages 18 and 25 because you will get a nice 50% discount of the ticket! For others the ticket costs 15 euros and it will allow you an entrance for two days. We only went once and I definitely think that it was enough since there is not THAT much to see inside even though there is a nice museum like part there on the second level.
3. Trevi Fountain
Honestly, this place is just something you have never seen before. It is just so B E A U T I F U L. It is kinda cool how almost every sightseeing spot is ust located inside of tiny streets of Rome. This fountain is a good example. You walk on these narrow streets and try to find your way to the fountain and then it is just there right in front of you in a small piazza. Worth seeing definitely and if you are determined enough you might get a picture of the fountain and just you. Just like I did.
4. Altar of the Fatherland
To begin with, these pictures cannot even capture the gorgeousness of this gem (more on my upcoming travel vlog). This was the most beautiful building in whole Rome. Our favourite! This place makes no sense at all. It is just crazy how beautiful it is. Blogger's dream photoshoot location with all the white marble, lol... And buy a ticket to the terrace where these photos were taken. It only costs 7 euros per person and the view is absolutely breathtaking.
5. Castel Sant' Angelo
This historical fortress goes all the way back to the year AD 139 when it was built to e a mausoleum for Emperor Hadrian. So it is one of the oldest buildings in Rome and one of the most famous sightseeing spot. You can actually go inside of it if you are interested in seeing more than just the outer part. We decided not to because we had plenty of other places to visit on the same day. Also close to the Vatican city so this could be seen on a same day as all the beauty of the Vatican.
6. Piazza Navona
The biggest plaza in Rome which makes it a lot more spacious than the other smaller but cute plazas. There are a lot of restaurants and cafes close by and the cute narrow streets of the ancient Rome. A spot for taking a moment from the present to relax a little and adore the beauty of the Baroque style buildings. Close to Campo de Fiori where you can find a nice market place to see the street market vibes in Italy. Remember to go there early because all the stands will be collected around 5PM.
More of a hip and "cool" part of Rome where you do not meet as many tourists as in the heart of Rome and see the "real Romans". This part I would totally recommend for everyone to visit for its authentic streets and buildings. Great restaurants, cafes & gelaterias everywhere and for a little cheaper than in the centre of Rome. Restaurants to recommend: Ivo Trastevere & Tonnarello.
I hope you guys enjoyed this post and wish you to comment thoughts below!
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Hey there! Yesterday we headed to a place called Flower Burger. I found it on Tripadvisor when searching for vegan foods in Rome. This place is located close to the Vatican city so you can actually catch two flies at once! The address is Via dei Gracchi 87, 00192 Rome, Italy and it's super easy to find. Also the Supreme Court is close to this awesome burger place. But let's talk about the burgers! It's all vegan spot AND you have quite many burger options to pick from. I had seen that they serve pink ones so yes I had to get that one. My boyfriend got a black one which actually was not as tasty as my cute pink one. So the taste, the burgers were super delicious especially the pink one! It had a lentil patty and all the other ingredients inside the burger just made the burger perfect. Definitely visit this place if you are vegan & going to Rome! Even though my boyfriend is not vegan or vegetarian, he enjoyed this place too!
Now let's get to yesterday's outfit.
SHIRT & BACKBAG - zara // TROUSERS - bershka // SHOES - superga
I hope you enjoyed this post and the photos!
Like& comment xoxo
BLAZER - zara // PANTS - ginatricot // TOP - vila // SHOES - superga // BAG - mango
My October started with a bubble bath in the morning and a tasty hotel breakfast. This month could not have started better! Yesterday it was raining here in Rome so we decided to go see a shopping mall close by. It was kinda one of our only plans, since Rome is definitely one of those cities where everything you want to see is outside. This, however, did not bother us at all because we (I) actually wanted to go to stores like Bershka and Pull and Bear and these stores were only located in some shopping malls, not on the streets in the heart of Rome. This is probably good to know if you are planning to travel to Rome! In the end, I did not find that many things to buy but I got few pieces and you will see them later in here. So yes, yesterday was quite a relaxed day for us. Later in the evening we went to get dinner in this place we had passed by earlier to celebrate my boyfriend's birthday. The food was definitely not the best in town... it looked like my risotto was swimming in water... We left to find another place to get drinks and maybe more food, lol. Happily, we found this really cute spot called 'Urbana 47 local kitchen' which serves variety of different foods and has awesome customer service! This place I would recommend and we might go back already today.
Now we will go and explore the city some more. Today's plan is to see at least Piazza Navona and Campo De Fiori and just walk around on the beautiful streets of Rome. Have a wonderful Monday! Xoxo
TOP - h&m // TROUSERS - mango // SHOES - store in Rome // BAG - zara
On our first full day we strolled around the city to get to know the places a little bit. Neither of us have never visited Rome so this place is something very new for both of us. As we know it always takes few days to understand the map and the city. Luckily, before the trip I went to my operator and asked them to make my internet work also in Rome. That decision has helped us soooo much because we can just check the map all the time and actually see where we walk. I would definitely recommend to get your internet work abroad too if your operator offers that possibility.
Anyhooow, the first day we did a little shopping but tbh Rome is not the best shopping city - at least for me there is nothing special. The food is super good, there are many vegan places which made me positively surprised! Loving the city already with all the beautiful ancient buildings and how much history it has to offer.
Second day was mainly spent in Vatican. We did not enter any of the places but we are still thinking if we will later on go see the inside of the St. Peters Cathedral. We also walked through Trastevere which is more 'hip' part of Rome and it seemed like the locals like it a lot. The restaurant we visited was called 'Tonnarello' and it was amazing! The food was delicious and the price was good too, 8,5 euros for a big vegetarian pizza.
Today we will continue seeing the city! Latersss