What I wore in Paris

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paris my outfits

For our latest trip we travelled with just hand luggage. That meant a smaller wardrobe, consisting of mostly staple pieces. I have a whole post about what exactly I packed here, but in this post I will show you the outfits I came up with my travel capsule wardrobe.

We travelled for two weeks, of which we spent about a week in Paris and Versailles and another week in Caribbean island Martinique. For this post I gathered up my city outfits – clothes that I wore in Versailles and in Paris.

Believe it or not, coming up with outfits was easier than I had thought and I could have managed even with less.

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Travel capsule wardrobe – city outfits

Let’s get to my outfits.

Flight – outfit 1

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For the flight I wore black trousers, a black tank top and a white knit. I also wore a scarf and a fake leather jacket. The jacket is obviously the heaviest thing, so you need to wear it on you. My outfit was comfortable, but still neat, thanks to the pants being pinstriped.

Versailles – outfit 2

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I wore black jeans, a long pink top and a white knit. The pink top showing a bit adds a nice touch, I think. And the day ended up being so hot, I didn’t even wear the knit that much. (You’ll see the pink top better on my last outfit.)

Versailles was so lovely. So much calmer than Paris.

Versailles & Paris – outfit 3

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Ah, the day someone pick pocketed me on the train. Happy memories. I wore my brown skirt, black tank top and a black knit over my shoulders. And different shoes! I wore ballerinas.

The photos are from a place called Petit Palais. There was a cute but crowded cafe.

Second flight – outfit 4

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For our flight to Martinique I wore basically the same things than on our flight to Paris, except that I changed the knit. All black everything. Fake leather jacket and a scarf were also on me.

That cute chocolate shop behind me was tempting.

Paris – outfit 5

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Felt like a true Parisienne in my striped shirt and black jeans. A side note: I tied my bag to get it higher up on me, after getting pick pocketed that otherday. Safe to say I was paranoid.

This was the relaxing day, when we came back from Martinique and our airbnb ended up being invaded by bedbugs. Well, one night in hotel (felt like such a luxury!) and our next airbnb was great. Oh, and we got our money back and more.

Paris – outfit 6

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We were lucky to have such warm weather! I wore the brown skirt with a black t-shirt. I love that skirt so much.

I love beautiful doors and there were lots of them in Paris.

Paris – outfit 7

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Okay, here I cheated. Just a little bit. But the fact that we were travelling with my sister who is basically the same size as me, made borrowing her shirt so tempting. So I wore my sister’s red striped shirt and my own black leather pants (I think of them as my other ‘statement item’).

On this day we visited the Wall of Love and spotted the most wonderful sentence in Finnish as well: Minä rakastan sinua.

Paris – outfit 8

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Another day of the leather pants. I paired them with a simple blue shirt. Here you can also see my necklace that I wore quite often as well.

We ate at least four times in the same restaurant during our stay in Paris. So if I give you one restaurant recommendation, it’s this: Shiso burger (suitable for everyone, vegan and gluten-free as well).

Paris – outfit 9

Almost the same outfit as the one I wore in Versailles. Except the pants. Also, I ended up using those sneakers almost every day. They were the best choice, since they are so comfortable. In Paris you walk a lot.

On this day I enjoyed wine and the light show of the Eiffel tower. The day was fun, even though we kind of hated the public transportation and RER trains that day.

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And that’s it for the outfits. Coming up with outfits was so fun, since I basically just packed all my favorite clothes. I felt comfortable, but still stylish – even if I say so myself.

What is your favorite outfit from these?

Me & botox

botox bruxism my experience

 

This post is almost overdue, since I have gotten so many questions about my botox treatment. So, let’s talk botox AKA my favorite substance in the world. Just kidding – or not. As someone who really has suffered from bruxism, you can’t blame me for feeling so deeply about it.

Botox for bruxism – my experience

I first took botox last spring and I wrote about my first experience in June. I told you how long I had dreamed about it (I realize that some of these sentences only make sense to other heavy teeth grinders) and how excited I was to try it. And the results! I didn’t expect them to be that good. I also was shocked to see the change in my face. My face got leaner, my cheekbones got even more visible and most of all – the pain and aching was almost all gone.

On my last post I wrote:
I am both a bit scared and excited to see, how long the effects will last. It’s – again – personal, and can’t be promised. But what I do know, is that as soon as my pain starts to come back, I’m heading back to the needle.

Well, I wasn’t lying there. After about four months the pain came back and I booked my second appointment immediately.

The pain felt awful. I had forgotten how it felt to wake up in the morning and having pain in your teeth and jaw and head. It’s just not a nice feeling to be waking up at. The fact that the pain started to come back made me appreciate the results even more. Seriously: as soon as the botox was gone from my jaw, I realized just how much it had helped. It helped massively.

Luckily I didn’t have to suffer for long as I got the appointment quite quickly. And the apppointment is quick. This time my dentist Sakari and I decided to try a bigger dose. My jaw muscles were again quite strong, but not as strong as they were the first time.

The botox started to help again week by week. After about a month, it was all good again. My face felt awesome. Honestly, I could just write the same things all over again here. After my first appointment I wrote:

I could feel good results after a week or two. It got better week after week. I noticed, that I didn’t wake up with a sore jaw or sore teeth anymore. I didn’t complain about headaches. And best of all: my jaw felt quite relaxed during the day. This all felt amazing. For once in my life, I didn’t even have to think about bruxism.

And that’s how I felt after my second appointment as well. But to sum up everything, here are the questions I get asked all the time and my answers.

my experience botox bruxism

Frequently asked questions about botox treatment for bruxism

How many times have you gotten botox?
I’ve now gotten it two times.

How long did the results last?
They lasted for about four months. I think that’s pretty good, considering the promise is 2-6 months.

Would you still recommend it?
Absolutely. Obviously I want everyone to do their research and decide for themselves, but if you really are suffering from bruxism, you might want to try it. It has helped me so much. And it’s the only real thing that has helped, really. Nightguard does help a little, but mostly it just protects my teeth. And massaging your jaw… well, I guess it helps for the moment you’re massaging it.

How much botox did you get injected?
It’s hard to say, as I let the professional (my dentist) decide it. But it’s always personal. The first time I got the so called ‘regular’ amount and the next time I got a bit more. I have a feeling it’s a process you can’t necessarily get right right away. You need to start somewhere and see how it works and then you can try bigger doses.

Does it hurt?
The process is so quick, I don’t think it hurts that much. But I do feel a small sting when the needle goes through my skin. Pain is personal. But it’s totally worth it, which makes me want to say that it doesn’t hurt.

Where do you go for botox?
I go to Ebeling dentists. My dentist is Sakari Ebeling and he is the one doing botox treatments there. I can warmly recommend the place. It has a nice atmosphere, which is important for someone who has a bit of a dentist fear and the staff are friendly and professional. Also, when you compare the prices, they are pretty fair.

How much does botox cost?
It depends on the place, but where I go it costs 399€. A bit pricey I know, but since it helps so much, I think it’s worth considering.

Me and my sister in Paris. She has also taken botox two times already because of bruxism. #botoxsisters

I guess that’s pretty much it! If you have any more questions, please leave them in the comments so I can answer them and possibly update this post.

And if you didn’t already, go read the first post I wrote about the subject. Sakari also answered some questions there about botox and bruxism, so I have some professional information there also.