A rockstar’s outfit & superweek discounts!

fake leather jacket

fall blogging

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My September has been going forward full steam ahead. I’m trying not to stress, but I’m kind of horrified that we’re almost halfway the month already. I always get like this before a holiday – my list of things I need to do beforehand just grows and grows.

But it’s nice to be busy. There is that fresh fall scent in the air. A little crisp, but not too cold. Full of promises, new beginnings – and also – old familiar things. It’s good to have some routines after the long summer. I look forward to evenings. I burn candles like crazy and I realize I already need to restock them. I drink tea every evening and I’m hooked on a book. It’s called The tipping point. It’s one of Risto’s books that I usually just laugh at, since I’m not used to reading something so, well, smart. And then I humbly go for it anyway.

I have a good feeling about this season. Looking back at my old journals, I see a pattern though. But hey – if this good mood and inspiration comes every fall, I’m not complaining!

fake leather fall style

My fall outfit 
Dress –  Nikkie
Jacket – Vero Moda
Boots – SoWhat/Vamos*
Bag – River Island

I’m also not complaining about the weather. The perfect leather jacket weather, really. Be it fake leather or not. Here I’m wearing fake leather.

These new boots I received from Vamos. They are super comfortable and even better than what they looked like on the website. They are what fall dreams are made of. I mean, fall shoe dreams. I love black boots with big heavy heels. I am the rock star of my own life, after all. Only suitable to dress accordingly, right?

Says a woman, who places her in front of a pink wall and wears ruffles. Oh well…

fake leather fall style

But hey, since it’s superweek – I got you some discount codes!
These are the stores I buy from myself and and can recommend. Dicounts are valid until 16.9.18.

-30% discount from Vamos with code SUPERV30*
The shoes that I’m wearing are only 45,56€ now (normal price 62,95€). But they have a huge collection of shoes, check them out.

5€ discount on orders over 50€ on Tokmanni with code SUPERVIIKKO*
Tokmanni is the place for affordable makeup! They sell for example Essence, Pretty by Flormar and Depend. I’m actually wearing a full face of Pretty by Flormar here. I recently got their products to try out and I’m pretty impressed with the quality. I would check out their foundations, blushes and lipsticks.

-15% on Lindex with code superweek18* (also for things already on sale!)
My prettiest bralettes are from Lindex, so I would check out their underwear. They apparently have a discount on bras, so it’s a double discount!

-25 % on jackets & knit garments on House of Brandon with code SUPERVIIKKO*
Another nice store. If you’re in need of a jacket or knits, now is a good chance.

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Photos: Petra (You need to check out her insta – major makeup inspo!)

How is your September going?

I tried the Daily Ritual Kit by Kora Organics – and I was disappointed

kora organics review

Sometimes I get so excited about a brand, I’m in advance sure the products will be awesome for my skin. Now I have to say, this doesn’t happen that often. I don’t always buy into the hype and I want to make my own opinions on products and brands.

But a while back I got very excited about a brand. The brand being Kora Organics. You know, founded my Miranda Kerr? That gorgeous model, who some may know from Victoria’s Secret shows. If there’s any chance I could get some of that glowy gorgeousness from her products, I’m in!

Seriously speaking though: I like the fact that the brand is organic, it’s not just about beauty (but about wellbeing) and I like the packaging of the products. I’m not a fan of crystals and don’t believe in their superpowers, but I think they are a fun and a unique addition to the products.

So I tried Kora Organics Daily Ritual Kit, but I was disappointed. Most of the products just didn’t seem to work for me.

I decided to still share my experience. Because it happens. Not every product I receive works for me. Not every product ends up here on the blog. I usually don’t blog about the products, I don’t love. But for once, I thought I could make an exception.

Because – and here’s the important thing – I don’t think these are necessarily bad products. There are different skin types. What doesn’t work for me, might work for someone else.

kora organics products review

Products received as PR-samples

KORA ORGANICS DAILY RITUAL KIT, COMBINATION/OILY SKIN REVIEW

The Daily Ritual kits contain your main products: a cleanser, a toner and a moisturizer. My kit for combination and oily skin contained a Foaming Cleanser, Energizing Citrus Mist and Purifying Moisturizer. These lasted for about three weeks for me. I mean, I ran out of the cleanser and there’s very little left of the two other products.

Let’s start with the product I actually did like. And it seemed to work for me. And that was the Foaming cleanser. I like cleansers, that foam. This does foam, but not too much. Actually, it’s foaming is very minimal. It’s more like a gel, that foams a little. So the name can be a bit misleading. It felt effective, but gentle, and it didn’t leave my skin feeling dry. I used this as my second step after first removing my makeup with something else. I wouldn’t recommend this for makeup removing, unless your makeup was very very minimal. I used it in the morning and in the evening.

I also liked the Energizing Citrus Mist – at first. I love it’s scent. It’s honestly so refreshing and not as citrusy, as I thought. However, after using it for a while I noticed that it leaves my skin feeling a bit sticky. And that is not something I like. I always look for products that absorb nicely into the skin and are lightweight. Having a combination skin with a tendency to oiliness, you can probably relate. Maybe this would work for me in the winter, when my skin is dryer? I don’t know. It’s confusing that a mist can make your skin feel sticky and oily.

I actually faced the same problem with the Purifying Moisturizer, which is a bit weird. It is a moisturizer for combination and oily skin after all. Somehow the consistency or ingredients didn’t work for me. I noticed, that the lotion didn’t absorb that well into my skin and also that it left my skin feeling tacky. Just like the Citrus Mist did.

So both the mist and the moisturizer were too heavy for me. Too moisturizing, perhaps? Which leaves me to the conclusion, that perhaps they would work for normal skin. Or skin, that is more on the dry-side. Which, again, is a bit weird, since they are on the combination/oily skin line.

miranda kerr products

Anyway. Here was my honest experience with the products. Unfortunately I was a bit disappointed. There was so much I did like: the fact that it’s organic, cruelty-free, mostly vegan, with beautiful packaging and with a touch of a supermodel. But the consistencies of the products just weren’t that great and they didn’t do what they promised to do. With that price range, I would have expected more. (Actually, I just saw the prices for the first time and was a bit surprised.)

You can shop Kora Organics on their website or for example on Sephora, where I put links below.

Daily Ritual Kit* $32
Foaming Cleanser* $30
Energizing Citrus Mist* $34
Purifying Moisturizer* $48

Have you tried Kora organics? Is there something you think I should try? I know the Rose Quartz Luminer seemed nice. I swatched it quickly on my hand at the office, and it seemed like a great subtle glow product.

I would also like your feedback on this post, since it’s not my usual style. Did you like this post?

And hey, if your skintype is anything similar to mine, check out these posts:

New skincare favesI’m already on my third tube of the awesome cleanser mentioned here
How to moisturize an oily skin?a list of moisturizers suitable for oily skin