Thursday, June 30, 2011

I might be a bit of a beauty product junkie...

If there is something I like to spend money on it's bags and cosmetics. Especially the latter. Just yesterday my husband and I had a discussion on how youthfulness is beauty, especially in the U.S and this is something those girls who tan excessively are not thinking about. They'll be leather faces by their mid-20s and there's no turning back. I'm a big spokesperson for sun protection, since I want to avoid wrinkles as long as I can :) I rarely go tanning and I use a moisturizer with SPF year round. I fake a slight tan with bronzing powder during the winters and during the summers I get a natural tan while wearing sunscreen. I'm not much of a sun worshiper, but I sure do love my beauty products :) Here's some recent acquisitions:

Biotherm Lait Solarie SPF 15
We are going on a honeymoon in two weeks and I just love Biotherm products so I got us a big pump bottle of Biotherm Lait Solarie SPF 15
. Their whole product line is just amazing, absolutely love their toners and moisturizers, especially during the summer.

Biotherm Lait Solarie SPF 15

Now I'm a little cautious when it comes to Elizabeth Arden 8 Hour Cream Sun Defense for Face SPF 50 Sunscreen, since I've never tried it before. I read somewhere that it has a strong smell to it and I hate weird smelling beauty products. In fact sometimes I choose a product based on how good it smells :) Anyways, this was on sale, so I thought I'd give it a shot. I like the fact that it is SPF 50, since I want to protect my face especially from the aging effects of the sun. I'll get back to you when I've tested it out.

Elizabeth Arden 8 Hour Cream Sun Defense for Face SPF 50 Sunscreens

After getting "brand" stuff, I decided to buy a cheaper brand after sun. I chose Nivea Sun Moisturising After Sun spray solely based on the smell :D I smelled a ton of different After Sun products at the department store and this had by far the most neutral smell to it. I also like the fact that it is a spray.

Nivea Sun Moisturising After Sun Spray

I'll report back when I've returned from the honeymoon :)

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Mr & Mrs

I'm super excited to go on our honeymoon in just a few weeks, but first here's a photo of us as a married couple :)

Sunday, June 26, 2011

Juhannus - Midsummer

We celebrated Juhannus - Midsummer in Sweden this year. Last year we were at the summer house in eastern Finland and I have to say I got quite fed up with the mosquitoes, so this year we did something a bit different. The trip was a success :)

Maypole dancing in Stockholm and the archipelago:

I hope everyone had a real jolly Juhannus!

Friday, June 17, 2011

I love my husband!

Not only for the obvious reasons (amazing, handsome, loving, caring...) but also because he gave me this after we got married:

I't such a pretty thing and I love it :) Now I'm lost in the world of Blackberry apps...any suggestions what to download? I just downloaded 200 sit ups app :D I'm also thinking of getting a pilates app, hopefully I'll find a decent one. #crackberrying it

Monday, June 13, 2011

Sunday, June 5, 2011

New Directions

I've totally changed the appearance of this blog. Goodbye pretty pink theme, welcome the more mature peach theme...well, glitter peach, so perhaps "mature" is a bit of an exaggeration :)

I've decided what to do about my language problem. The blog will be in English when I'm in Finland and in Finnish when I'm in the U.S. I will also be deleting most of my previous entries, which means that msgs from 2007-2010 will probably disappear. The blog is taking a new direction and the old stuff just is so very different.

What is this new direction then? I'm hoping to write an observational blog, instead of a soul-searching blog, although I doubt I'll be able to abandon soul-searching altogether :)

edit. I decided to save some entries, I know they're really immature, but I didn't have the heart to delete them :)

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Update on my life

The tickers tell it all :)