Nice things

nice things blog

I’m back from my holiday – hello! Good to be back. And as an update, I only got one mosquito bite, so we can conclude, that the new machine works. And also, that I was quite hysterical about bugs on our Lapland trip, successfully though.

One day I got two nice things from the mail, and I got very inspired to take photos of them. One thing led to another and I decided to gather together some things, that are very nice.

By the way, I once met a girl whose last name was Nice. I said to her, that that was nice. She agreed, that it was indeed nice. It was awkward, and I can only imagine how many times she had heard that.

personalized marble phone cases

Personalized marble phone cases Shop here*

Yes, I’m that person, who wants her name on things and then wears those things. My sister tried to convince me to come up with some Finnish word for the cases, but I stood my ground and went with Charkku. That is my nickname and almost everyone, who knows me, calls me that.

I wanted to show these cases here, because I was very impressed with their quality. I think it’s pretty cool you can get two phone cases with your own text, for £10,42, with free postage from Ebay.

melvita youthful fluid

Melvita Youthful Fluid Shop here*
I got this fluid as a pr-sample, and it was love at first sight. This light fluid moisturizer is perfect for my skin. It contains argan oil, which you know, seems to be the solution to almost anything. It’s not only anti-ageing, but it’s also acne friendly. Argan oil is a friend, whoever you are. And when it’s combined to this awesome consistency and a beautiful (and handy!) packaging, I really have no complaints. I use this as a lotion, and especially during summer it’s enough for me as it is, but sometimes I use it as a serum, and apply some other moisturizer on top of it.

mac girl about town lipstick

MAC Amplified Creme Lipstick, Girl About Town Shop here*
MAC lipsticks are nice. And this bright pink shade, Girl About Town, is very nice indeed. But I’m gonna make an exception here, and tell you, that I also kind of dislike MAC lipsticks. I have a weird relationship with them – on the other hand, I love their packaging, their scent and the good quality of them (great pigment, and smooth consistencies). But then again, they dry out my lips. Not like crazy, but enough, that I notice it. Even my Cremesheen one does that. I’m wondering – am I the only one? Have you tried MAC lipsticks, and noticed that?

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Cosmopolitan magazine

I started a collaboration with Finnish Cosmopolitan and I will be receiving magazines for some time now. Yay! It’s been ages, since I ordered any magazine. There’s just something nice about having a physical magazine, that you can read – and perhaps enjoy a nice cup of coffee with it. You’ll hear my opinion on the magazine and it’s content later on.

Now – I challenge you to tell me one nice thing from your day!


This year is almost over and it’s time to choose the winners – the best beauty products of the year. I use a lot of different products so choosing the ultimate products wasn’t easy. There are so many amazing products that I love and use constantly but I didn’t want to choose 100 products..

Instead I picked you 10 products that I used during this year and that I absolutely love and recommend to you. (I wanted to type on every single one of these products: this is the best!!!! but I chose to express myself differently.)

NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer
There is magic in this world and it goes by the name NARS RCC. This is a lifesaver. I’m never giving up on this one (or looking tired again)! My shade is Vanilla.

This can be found on almost every makeup look I do.

MAC Satin Lipstick in FAUX
I feel like I hopped on to the MAC-train a little late but I’m glad I did. Their lipsticks are good! I love this beautiful nude shade (muted mauve-pink). This leaves a semi matte finish.

Here is an earlier review and a photo of me wearing this lipstick.

Urban Decay Vice 4
This is seriously the best palette I own. It has some nude and brown shades and then it has all the colors I could wish for. It’s the perfect size too and I love the big mirror – I often take this with me when I’m travelling.

See makeup looks made with this palette under the Vice4 Tag.

Philosophy purity made simple
Oh, purity. You make my life a lot easier. Taking off makeup can sometimes be exhausting, but with this it’s quick. I remove all my makeup (face, lips, eyes) with this and continue with my life. Purity made simple literally.

Madara SOS Hydra Repair Intensive Serum
A moisturising serum for all skin types that actually works for my mixed and sometimes really oily skin. Lightweight, soft and lovely. Works as a serum or as a moisturizer in Summer.

Earlier post about new Madara favorites here.

PATYKA Almond Blossom Moisturising Body Milk

Body lotion that made it to this list – let’s give applause! Ever since I got this lotion I’ve had a feeling I don’t want to let go of it. This is my second product already. This smells like heaven, is lightweight and nourishes my body really well.

Earlier post about new green beauty favorites here.

RITUALS The Ritual of Sakura Foaming Shower Gel
Shower gels matter. I’ve understand it’s an easy way of bringing luxury into your every day life. I love these foaming shower gels from Rituals and I have them in different scents. This scent is really clean and pure and quite unisex.

 UNIQUE Hair Care Moisturizing Shampoo

The best thing for my difficult, dry and sometimes oily scalp: 100% organic shampoo. This feels like a regular shampoo, it foams and it cleanses well – all without the usual chemicals that’s in shampoos. This is a keeper.

Wella Professionals Eimi Perfect Me Lightweight BB Lotion
The best BB-cream of the year is for hair. This product is lightweight yet it makes my hair soft and easy to work with. And it’s really long lasting.

My earlier review about this product here.

HURRAW! moon balm lip balm
The holy grail of my existence. This is the lipbalm. This is the most hydrating and the best lip balm there is – again – without any harmful chemicals. It’s organic, vegan and made with raw ingredients. We all know it: we eat a lot of the products we put on our lips.. so this is the perfect (and safe) choice for your lips.

Now. Tell me: What are your top beauty products for this year? 

Also, I think in year 2017 I will be start doing Monthly Favorites – what do you think about that?