Just Because You’re Breathing Doesn’t Mean You’re Alive

Okay you guys, I’ve been looking for a new day job from my home city lately. After some serious brainstorms about what I want to do with my life I got employed to the most amazing clothing company. I start as a visual merchandiser which seems like a perfect job for me. It’s close enough to my visual backround, but still far enough from everything else I do in my life. I didn’t actually want to find a graphic designer’s job, because the industry is filled with all sorts of companies, and to be honest I haven’t faced a company with my kind of people. The most important thing to me is to feel like I can be who I am and the other people respect me for that. Not because they think I look like a bunny, or listen to a particular type of music or seem to have a good amount of friends. I want to work in an atmosphere where all of our members are being loved for being individuals.

This photo is taken from our Helsinki Office. Coffee & flowers, definitely a good start!

This photo is taken from our Helsinki Office. Coffee & flowers, definitely a good start!

So all I can say is that I’m extremely happy and honoured for being part of such an amazing group. We will start building our new store in the beginning of next week and I already know it’s going to look incredible. Actually me and one of my coworkers got an invitation to Denmark to visit one of their biggest stores and went through some training this week. We met some of the most amazing people on that trip – not to mention my colleague, with whom I found a total understanding straight away! Most of all I loved the happiness in Danish people and I will definitely go back someday.

The beautiful store of Herling, Denmark.

Our beautiful store in Herling, Denmark.

Somewhere in Denmark.

Somewhere in Denmark.

 

And of course I couldn't leave without having my final Danish cup of coffee, that I bought from this funny little coffee shop at the airport. I'm not so sure about the taste of my Ginger Coffee, but the place definitely had a good spirit!

And of course I couldn’t leave without having my final Danish cup of coffee that I bought from this funny little coffee shop at the airport. I wasn’t so sure about the taste of my Ginger Coffee, but the place definitely had a good spirit! Thank you Joe & The Juice.

Now when the things in my life are better than in a long time I can’t be thankful enough for everything I’ve got. I wish we could all be proud of ourselves – everyday.

“Just because you’re breathing doesn’t mean you’re alive.”

 

Welcome back on board,

Mari

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Skin Care Tips [Wednesday Inspirations]

I’ve had tons of problems with my skin during these years. I’ve noticed that my stress shows instantly on my face as well as the air pollutions. I have the atopic skin type which makes my outmost skin layer very dry, but the problem is that by moisturizing it the lower skin starts to develop more spots.

You can see where I'm going with this...

You can see where I’m going with this…

I’ve had many long talks with skin care professionals and doctors, but there hasn’t been anything helpful for me yet. They always tell me how I need to either peel it more, moisturize it more, moisturize it less, use acne products, not to use acne products, not to use any kind of skin care stuff, use magic soap, not to ever use any kind of soap, use oils, not to use oils, use hemp or tea tree or sea weed or whatever lotions… I’ve tried two types of acne medication and all kinds of other pharmacy products. I find it frustrating that they always tell me that ”this thing works for sure” and after using them my skin gets even worse. Most of the products first dry the spots away and for a few days my skin really looks better, but suddenly the dryness starts to bring more of those pimples that without an exception are much more sore and harder to break down. So the only thing that really helps is the water and being concious about what to eat and when.

Without being totally aware of what to eat and drink I’d actually have a very bad acne. So I keep eating healthy and only foods without preservatives, drink a huge amount of water everyday and use make-up that doesn’t cover my skin with bad ingredients. For years I’ve already had an ”okay looking” skin but it definitely takes alot of work. Alot of people seem surprised if I tell them I suffer from acne, because normally it really shows on people’s faces. My skin’s condition is the end result of a very thoughtful skin care, but it doesn’t leave any space for living unthoughful life.

Mix these to make a smoohie!

Mix these to make a smoohie!

People who haven’t had any kind of acne usually think it’s not much of a big deal and that always makes me feel bad. That certainly is one of the hardest things to go through for a young woman like myself. They think that people who suffer from acne must not take any care of their skin what so ever. To be honest it would be cool sometimes just to look in the mirror and see my skin totally free of those annoying spots. But of course while getting older I’ve found it easier to live with my skin, since there are so many other things to worry about it this world.

So today, since it’s the time for my Wednesday Inspirations, I thought I’m gonna give a shot for another skin care tip I haven’t ever tried out before. I will keep you guys updated of how it worked.

It is natural, easy to manufacture, cheap and for sure doesn’t consist any preservatives. People have said it works as a good clarifying toner and I totally like the idea of making a skin care product by myself.

Lets hope it works!

Lets hope it works!

You need:

-1 lemon’s juice

-same amount of boiled water

-1 glass bottle

First you boil the water and wait until the water is steady again. Then squeeze the juice out of the lemon and mix them together. Pour it to a glass bottle and use as a skin tonic. This should stay good for a week as stored in room temperature.

Coconut Oil

Coconut Oil

I am aware that the lemon is something that can really dry the skin, so I’m also going to test my new moisturizing product, the coconut oil. The coconut oil can also be used for any type of cooking as well as for hair care.

Someone else want to try these out? Let me know how it worked for you!

 

Stay beautiful,

Mari

One Lovely Blog Award

One Lovely Blog Award

One Lovely Blog Award

Yesterday I got nominated for the One Lovely Blog Award. (I feel a bit ashamed that I haven’t published any of my other nominations yet… This was so much work that this might be the last one too.)

The woman who I need to thank is the lovely owner of JLD Webfocus, Joanna! She is a beautiful, talented and kind – and most of all she designs killer websites! Check out her blog in http://jldweb.wordpress.com/ The reason why I wanted to go through with this particular award so quickly is that I really like the girl and I don’t want to let her down. :)

So here we go!

1. Thank the person who nominated you
2. Write 7 random facts about yourself
3. Nominate up to 15 other blogs

We're not weird. We're limited edition.

We’re not weird. We’re limited edition.

The random facts about me:

1. My main food is salad. I eat it every day, in all kinds of forms, all the time.

2. I have two black cats called Luna and Duffy. I rescued them from an animal rescue shelter about 5 years ago.

3. I’ve been singing roughly about 18 years in all kinds of choirs and bands from black metal to classical music.

4. I’m never jealous of anything. Not that I wouldn’t like to be a millionaire, I just don’t feel bad that someone else is.

5. I was hired as a store manager at the age of 18.

6. I would like to get to know everyone in our planet. People are the same no matter where you go.

7. I moved on my own right after I turned 15.

(8. I’ve never had a tv! Haha, rule breaker…)

Me @ Oxford Circus

Me @ Oxford Circus

The amazing blogs I want to nominate, not in any specific order. :)

1.  http://yourdailydoseblog.com/ Get to know the lovely Janice. She loves coffee too!

2.  http://fashionforlunch.wordpress.com/ This is amazing style blog!

3.  http://thebuttonupblog.com/ Courtney’s posts are also full of great fashion tips!

4. http://dmltina.wordpress.com/ Tina. Her blog is definitely full of soul!

5. http://blueberrysubmarine.wordpress.com/ Nicole is someone I really care to follow, even I don’t understand her language. I can always look at the photos. :)

6.  http://debjanidass.wordpress.com/ Just a wonderful food blog with tons of great pictures!

7. http://thefashionsecret.com/ Ingrid’s beautiful fashion website.

8. http://iaggelidaki.wordpress.com/ Ionna is a talented, artistic woman with a big smile!

9. http://seyisandradavid.org/ Seyi Sandra is a very interesting writer.

10. http://viddyankit.wordpress.com/ A brilliant poet!

11. http://thedawnerupts.wordpress.com/ Another wonderful poet!

12. http://tanalopez.com/ Tana is a great photographer with passion for food!

13. http://johncoyote.wordpress.com/ I know I’m collecting alot of poets here, but they’re all so good! Check this one out too!

14. http://adventurousandrea.com/ Andrea is a young, beautiful woman with a huge passion for travelling!

15. http://rustydoodle.wordpress.com/ Rusty makes funny little comic strips about cupcakes! You heard right, go check it out!

I would also like to to nominate Diana for being such an amazing person, but since she doesn’t do awards I just randomly pop out her blog like this! Haha! http://talktodiana.wordpress.com/

I hope you enjoy these blogs as much as I do! MWAH!

-Mari

Just Another Saturday Night

Me + my favourite socks!

Me + my favourite socks!

Well, normally we tend to relese a new cover song every weekend, but since Juho is still in England we weren’t able to make it this week. But if you have some songs in mind you can always comment below. I’m always up for new ideas! My YouTube link can be found from the top of this page in case you want to watch some of our old cover videos. :)

I’ve been cleaning up in our home today, but it still looks like a mess. I’d need a helper with great organizing skills. I basically have almost all of my clothes on the floor of our bedroom, because I bought two of those wire basket-things… hard to explane, here’s the link http://www.ikea.com/gb/en/catalog/products/S19903749/ And apparently my clothes aren’t willing to walk into those baskets by themselves! I’m always like this, I get a great idea and I need to buy the stuff immediately, but the actual putting up process may take awhile. I wonder if it’s just me or do someone else have problems like this. I also have some shelfs around our apartment that haven’t found their places yet. It has been over a year when we moved in. Like seriously!

One of my best friends is coming over to watch some films and eat pizza. Good times. :) Some other girls might go out to party, but we just enjoy staying inside today.

Something what a wise man once said.

Something a wise man once said.

Have an awesome weekend you guys!

Love,

Mari