Saturday, November 26, 2011


Trying to get into the Christmas spirit I made a bit of a wishlist for myself.
I always tend to wish for books and this year I would really like Taschen's London (or the four cities set) and Domino: the book of decorating. My wallet is practically falling apart so any new wallet in a nice neutral color would be much appreciated. I love all the gift sets that come out around the holidays and Kiehl's and L'occitane have some gorgeous ones both for women and men. My poor old computer would be much happier in a new case so why not this super girly pink one from Marc by Marc Jacobs. From ASOS I would love the Lipsy necklace and the Patent leather slippers.
I hope this has also helped to inspire you, maybe you found something that you would really love or something which would make the perfect gift for someone.

Friday, November 25, 2011

grey and rainy

It's FRIDAY!!! Had another short day today. Went swimming in the morning, came back home had some lunch and I'm now sitting on my bed trying to gather some inspiration. Nothing better than a stack of magazines, a cup of tea and a warm sweater when it's rainy and cold outside. As much as I hated last winter, I'm really starting to wish for some snow. Cause who doesn't wish for a white Christmas?
Have a nice weekend everyone!

Thursday, November 24, 2011

apartment inspo 2

Why can't all apartments be like this? Having grown up in Finland means I'm used to Scandinavian design, simplistic, bright, open, big windows for plenty of natural light, white walls and wooden floors. I've recently been looking at apartments in London and I'm so confused as to why EVERY apartment (well almost every) has a fitted carpet and cream/yellowish walls. It just hurts my eyes...
images: Alvhem

working hard

Got home around 11.30 today which was nice. That's the one thing I really enjoy about test week, having those short days when you just write the test and go home unlike my otherwise jam-packed 8-16 schedule. busy busy busy...

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

REVIEW: Kiehl's ultra facial

After about a month of having used the Kiehl's ultra facial products I think it's time for a review. I won't do an in-depth review (unless you guys want one, so let me know)just my general opinion. 
Anyway overall I love these products. The cleanser is great, it has a nice thick consistency but it isn't greasy, and you honestly need the smallest amount to cleanse your entire face. The toner was a bit of a shock when I first used it. It has a milky consistency and it felt quite "heavy" when I first applied it. I was used to the Clinique 3-step toner which is very refreshing and cooling, but I've gotten used to the ultra facial and actually quite like it. It does a great job of hydrating and comforting my dry skin. The moisturizer is nice, it's not some kind of miracle lotion but it does what it promises which is hydrates my face.
Would you recommend these products? YES!!!
For who? They are formulated for all skin types but the only ones I wouldn't recommend them to is for those with very oily skin because they are so moisturizing, but I believe Kiehl's has an ultra facial oil free line. 

Tuesday, November 22, 2011


Test week started today, luckily though I only have three tests. Feeling ridiculously stressed right now... the art diploma work has to be done by next week and I'm nowhere near finished, I guess I know what I'll be doing this weekend.

Friday, November 18, 2011


coat: Saint James / jeans: H&M / knit, bag: Zara

Sunday, November 13, 2011


It has been yet another busy week filled with school work. And there is no doubt next week won't be any different. 
Trying to take a bit of a break from all the work resulted in my weekend pretty much being spent in front of my computer reading interior design blogs. Found some fun stuff over at Z Gallerie (above). It's unfortunate that we don't have similar shops in Finland.

Saturday, November 5, 2011