I’ll tell you that

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I’ll admit it.

I have a love-hate relationship with Mondays. Some days turn out to be awesome and I’m all excited for the new week and new beginning (that’s what it’s all about, right?), but some days all I want to do is curse the day that feels so dumb and grey.

Like today – why does the bad, grey weather always seem to happen on a Monday? And why does my womanly inconveniences pair up perfectly with this day?

Last Monday I had a very good day. Well, they can’t all be winners.

But instead of complaining about the inevitable and staring at the blank pages, I’ll improvise. And talk about the things, that have the power to transform my day for the better.

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Outfit: Pineapple t-shirt, Esprit – Jacket, Runaway/ Zadaa

I’ll tell you that…

… last Friday – and the whole weekend really – it felt like spring! And everything (me included) is waking up

… I love the city I live in and exploring it food-wise is very rewarding

… Gran delicato is a great place in Helsinki to have ciabatta & coffee

… our apartment is at it’s best in Spring and I’m welcoming the sun inside our house very happily

… actually a lot of things seem to be better in Spring and when the sun is shining – sun, sun, sun

… it’s pretty awesome to get to see a friend after 15 months and then just go on like there was never a break in the first place

… I attended an event about ACO’s new products and I got some new products to try out – including a mattifying sunscreen and a self-tanner that gives you color in just 4 hours

… applying sunscreen on my face gives me an instant summer-rush

… exercising sometimes feels like dying, but it always rewards with endorphins and good vibes

… it’s an awesome feeling to make someone happy by doing their makeup

… it’s an even better feeling to have your friend move to Helsinki after living in another city quite far away for a long time

… ice skating is fun and even though I’m not the ballerina I once was, I’m learning quickly

That’s about it. Honestly, my head is blank.  What’s new with you?

photos Kauneusgurusi

A Good Day

Blogging is balancing between living a normal life and creating interesting content.

In a way I want to entertain you with funny and relevant posts and make you want to come back again. But on the other hand I want to give more of myself to this blog, than someone else. I want the secret recipe to my blog being my humanity – the irreplaceable me. So do I write about my dirty socks or about the new way to apply makeup?

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I got plenty of dirty socks. In the Summer I take up my pastel colored ankle socks and walk around proudly thinking that I’m super colorful in my otherwise black clothes. Too bad you can see all the dirt in those socks almost instantly, and I never have the patience to not check out the day’s dust catch: this is how many steps I got to pace in this life today.

If I wrote about my life in a diary-kinda-way, there would be a lot of  the same things, my every day life.
The morning starts by hitting the snooze button and curling up to my man. He always has the energy to smile and say the things, that carry me on. Sometimes I wake up bravely to make some coffee, smile at my reflection and start A Good Day. But other times I stay in bed. I keep sleeping, and there’s a chance I don’t wake up properly for the entire day. I forget to put on socks and there’s a girl staring at me in the mirror, that just wants to write poems about life – the real life behind the screen, where the dishes are left dirty in the sink and the eye lashes stay on the drawer.

I work just like anybody else, I eat lunch and I stare out the window. My lunch isn’t any prettier than the neighbor’s – not in my stomach anyway. My work isn’t better – sometimes the tasks get done with a blink of an eye and sometimes I have to chase them like fruit flies after buying organic fruits home. The workaholic in me isn’t satisfied until at the very finish line. Then it’s a relief to close my laptop and relax on a sofa. But sometimes it’s hard to leave work, when you feel like you never left your home at the first place. Every now and then I have ran out of all my powers, but I have an entry ban to the sofa in my head.

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It would be nice, if everything was nice. On A Good Day I take a photo of my beautiful dinner and say cheers to my Thursday – I am Charlotta after all and there is nothing I can’t do. But other times I crash on the bed on top of the clean laundry, that are waiting to get folded. They never get folded by themselves, but sometimes, just sometimes, they seem to disappear to the closet in a perfect order – if you just have patience to fall asleep and wake up to another tomorrow.

I’ve never liked mathematics, but the probabilities to a Good Day are pretty good then.
And as to the new way to apply makeup – forget about it. Use makeup brushes and a beautyblender.

white t-shirt – Esprit

jeans – gina tricot (Zadaa second hand app)

sneakers – Tommy Hilfiger
watch – Polar M400

lipstick – Kiko Milano Creamy Lipstick in 116