How could it not be, when suddenly we’ve teleported to July, the warmest month in Finland, and 80% my diet consists of grilled foods?
My summer clothes are out and my freckles are making a comeback. So it’s all good here. Balancing work and picnics, typing on the computer and riding my bike in the new green world.
This week I have…
…gotten and bought four shoes altogether (and I swear I don’t own too many pairs).
…wondered, why birches are my favorite trees and why they are so beautiful – yet still they make my life quite miserable right now (thank god for allergy drugs).
…worked out giving it my 100 %, because that muscle definition ain’t happening by itself.
… eaten chocolate (well, just to be honest here).
… worn my new shoes only to have them murder my feet – six blisters later and my feet have never looked this good.
… learned some new photo editing skills – and I’m determined to learn more.
… missed my best friend.
… cleaned up my closet and put some new things on sale (I love Zadaa).
I also attended a pr-event this week.
It was held in Helsinki Day Spa and it was actually my first time there. The place was beautiful. The whole room, where the event was held, was filled with beautiful light, it smelled like scented candles and there were delicious coconut yogurt things for breakfast.
The event was about MON/SUN home spa brand, which was launched just this week. It’s a Scandinavian brand with beautiful products to suit not only your skin, but also your home’s decoration. The products are sold on KICKS and the prices go from 9-40€. All the products are vegan. I got some products to try out as well. It’s nice to see new brands coming from Nordic countries!
Thank you Marsaana and MON/SUN for the nice event.
There are titles like ”life and death” on my blog drafts, so you know it’s a slight struggle for me to write about the ordinary life and what I did on the weekend and so on. But I have heard, that I’m a quick learner, so I’m not that easily defeated. Or actually – I am pretty easily defeated, especially if it’s a children’s game and I’m on my third glass of wine. In that case though, I’m also pretty hilarious company.
After the past week and weekend I feel pretty defeated as well – in a way you feel after a good, positive game, might I add.
I got to celebrate a friend’s bachelorette party, and it was super fun. The party lasted for 22 hours for me, so when I finally got home I fell asleep instantly. We went to Tallinn, we went shooting (I was super bad), to Tallink Spa to relax a little and after that we cruised back to Helsinki and to Clarion hotel. We had a suite where we got ready for the evening and I almost feel emotional when I think about the view we got from up there. It was pretty amazing to just stare at your own city from that high up, enjoy some great white wine and talk about whatever with a friend. And what’s obviously the most important thing, is that the bride-to-be was happy and everything went well.
The next day I went to my sister’s and spent the night. I forgot how nice it is to stay in your big sister’s care for a day – and wake up the next day to even more sisters around. We had a nice brunch and after that we headed to our place.
May Day was calm, but fun. I applied glitter for everyone and we drank sparkling wine and danced. I love dancing with my sisters – we always come up with ridiculous new moves and if an outsider looked at us, it would probably look like we all just had a stroke. That day as well, I fell asleep pretty quickly.
The next day was special and not only because of the traditional First of May brunch. Well, obviously I love brunches and it was nice to have almost the whole family around the table, but there was one other thing.
If you follow me on Instagram, you already know: my blog hit it’s first ever 10 000 unique visitors per month! That is crazy. So, I don’t know. I guess I’ve thought about it this whole week and I am lost with words. It’s probably getting old, but I am so thankful for each and every one of you. This blog is my biggest passion and I hope it shows to you. And as I said on Instagram, I couldn’t have done it without Risto. He’s to thank for the fact, that this blog is up and running. Ever since I first said it out loud, that I would like to blog seriously, he never laughed. He’s always been there for me. Just like you have, for clicking to this site.
So, it’s been a crazy few days. Both emotionally and physically, since my body is still requiring more sleep. I’ve heard that the older you get, the less sleep you need. So I guess I’m still fresh and young in that department, since I can easily dream ten hours straight.
By the way – I chose (I mean, random number generator did) the winner for the giveaway, that closed on Monday. I have contacted the winner personally. And hey – there is a new giveaway coming soon, so if you missed that one, don’t worry.
Okay, so that’s what’s up. Except, one last thing: Why do passport photos always suck? In my last photo I looked hangover (probably cause I was), and this time wasn’t that much better, except that I had eyebrows on – on my last photo I used zero makeup on my brows, how is that even possible? But hey, it’s just one bad photo. Who cares.
I wish you a great weekend! Mine is hopefully gonna be quite chill, except the concert I’m going on Saturday. VIP-tickets, here I come!
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