All good here

mon sun spa

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.

bloggers pr event

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.

mon sun spa pr event

I’ve also…

… 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).

mon sun spa

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.

outfit summer

photos of me – LieseMarie

So that’s how my week’s been.

What were you up this week?

A relaxing morning

haikko spaIt’s been snowing non-stop and it’s freezing outside. I forgot, that after Christmas the actual Winter arrives. Well, it’s here and it’s full on. Now don’t get me wrong – I love it. Especially on these cold snow-stormy days it’s relaxing to just take a moment and enjoy some good company, good food and learn about the latest beauty news.

Today I waded my way through the snow to a warm bus, which took me to Hotel Haikko Manor & Spa. Recently they took a new cosmetics line in their spa and I got to hear more about that. They also told us about their new Green Key certificate and how they’ve made their hotel more eco-friendly.

ekopharma helsinki

The cosmetics line that’s now new at their spa is EkoPharma Helsinki. It’s actually a professional cosmetics line, that I used to use both professionally (in a salon, where customers loved it!) and personally. I like that the line is made in Helsinki, the products contain Finnish berries and that they are suitable for sensitive skin. And that they’re organic, as the name suggests.

So naturally I already knew the products and that my skin liked them. But what was exciting was, that I got to make my own lotions! The lotion base was ready, but I got to choose my own active substance, that I added to the lotions. The two lotions that are suitable for my skin are the Herukka (=Blackcurrant) cream and the Vadelma (=Raspberry) cream.

self made lotions ekopharma

  • My self-made Herukka cream contains:
    • Hyaluronic acid – ’cause who doesn’t love a good old hyaluronic acid, right?
    • Blackcurrant extract – which is an antioxidant, that soothes and protects the skin. All that sounds heaven to my skin right now.
    • Oat extract – which soothes and moisturizes. Who knew oat was good for you externally too, huh?
  • My self-made Vadelma cream contains:
    • Raspberry extract – which moisturizes and nourishes the skin and contains vitamin C
    • Betaine – apparently it’s made from sugar beet and it’s a good humectant!
    • Natural raspberry scent – the only scent I added, ’cause apparently I love raspberry

I’m excited to try my unique lotions. Let’s see if they help – since my skin has been going crazy lately. But hey, what’ new. It’s been dry and sensitive. I basically just want to drown my face in lotion. And have some champagne in that Spa-room, I took that picture of. And since we’re on the subject, I would love a sunny holiday, a new car and… well, that’s it for now.

Thank you Hotel Haikko Manor & Spa, EkoPharma Helsinki & Marsaana PR for the lovely morning. It did me good.

How was your day? Have you ever made lotions yourself?

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