New chapter in life

Hi you, how is everything? A lot has happened, and finally, I have time to get back on track with blogging. This spring has been crazy, and I have been working so much it does not make any sense. I started my last internship earlier this year and for financial reasons, I decided I will also keep my other job. When you add two jobs together, it suddenly came to 55 to 70 hour work weeks – what the hell! And top of that, I have been doing my last school projects, working with several projects and started to look for a new job. It has not been easy, but somehow I have managed to pull it all together. And I am so happy about all the work I have done, as Monday I´ll start a new chapter in my life.



So what is happening? My internship is done, and I can start to plan my graduation. I also resigned from my part-time job earlier this week, as on Monday I am starting a new full-time job matching my education. I couldn´t be happier and more excited about all this!! I started to look for a new job already some months ago, and I have to tell you, it has been so much more stressing and difficult I could have ever imagined. I will write more about this later, as I think it is a topic I have a lot to say. So from super busy schedule and crazy working hours, I will go to normal Monday to Friday job. Honestly, can´t even fully understand how much more time I will have in the future. Or will I?



I have been working with a crazy timetable the past million years. I started to work part-time already when I was in high school, and only when I have been living abroad, I have not worked. I always have so much what I want to do, but with the work-school combo there just hasn’t been enough time for everything. So you can imagine it is really a huge change for me to have all evenings, weekends and holidays free from now on. I have about million plans for all the extra free time, and I can already feel how good this change is. I have huge plans for my blog (big changes coming this summer), I hired a personal trainer (more about this later), there are so many travel plans, I want to improve so many skills and take some courses, I also want to finally finish DIY projects I have started earlier and there are so many books waiting for me and and and.. One could say hello and goodbye free time, haha!



Hope everything is fine with you, enjoy the last days of May!




// Uusi kappale elämässä alkaa N-Y-T!


Spring cravings

During the past years, I have somehow changed from the girl who did a crazy amount of shopping (girls still remember that huge walk-in closet I had full of clothes and shoes in Joensuu?) to someone who is buying less and less. For sure it has a lot to do with the fact, that I have found more my own style, but also I value so different things nowadays. I want to buy less and think about the quality. And most of all, I am trying to build my closet in a way, that everything I have there, is my favourite. This has lead to a situation where I plan so much more what I am buying. I am not saying I am not doing spontaneous shopping, but when I have a list in my mind, I end up buying fewer clothes which are not fitting with my needs, and existing pieces. So what do I have in my spring cravings list?


Photos from my Pinterest board

The biggest craving at the moment is a pair of crazy shiny silver sneakers. Even glitter sneakers could be nice, but let’s see what I will find! Even though I am all black everything black kind of girl, blush pink and softer tones have caught my eye. Maybe a t-shirt in old rose colour, or even a jacket? I am also in a need of easy and simple everyday shirts, and white feels like a good idea right now. I absolutely love my vintage Ray-Bans, but at the moment I want sunglasses which are bigger, softer and little less classy. Probably & Other Stories will give me a solution to this, as I saw a lot of nice sunnies there the past week. And lastly, but definitely, not least I am searching silver-toned glitter socks. They will work perfectly with my Jeffrey Campbell cut out boots (similar to these ones) I think.

What’s on your spring shopping list?



// Kevään ostoslista on täynnä simppeleitä, pinkkejä ja hopeisen kiiltäviä juttuja!

Scent of memories and flowers



I associate certain scents to memories, places and people. It’s funny, as there are scents I always associate with certain situations in my life, and sometimes they totally surprise me. On those surprises, I usually start smiling, as it is funny how strongly unexpectedly a scent can bring back memories. Example every time I smell Burberry perfumes I go back to high school, Vaseline always reminds me of my late grandmother and Chanel’s Coco Mademoiselle my time in Italy with my ex-fiance. And because I associate especially certain perfumes strongly to certain moments, every now and then its time to find a new perfume. And create new memories right?


I have come across with Rituals every now and then in airports. I have always been fascinated how beautiful their products are, and how fresh, yet exciting the scents are. I am not a big airport shopper, and for some reason never ended up buying their products. Until I moved to the Netherlands, and their BEAUTIFUL boutiques were everywhere. I finally had more time to get to know what kind of products they have and experience their good service.


I was looking for a new perfume after moving to Breda, as I had taken with me my long time favourite perfume from Dior, but it was almost empty. And this is how I found my new favourite scent, now full of memories. Rituals have quite many different perfumes, and I ended up choosing for myself Fleurs De L´Himalaya. It is fresh yet strong and has a mix of wild orchid, sophisticated Himalayan peony and touch of cotton musk. It kind of captures the flowery scent I love, but without being too sweet.


The bottle looks simply beautiful, and the wooden cork gives a nice contrast. I love that they have also travel size available. It is so nice that I can carry the mini bottle with me where ever I go, and I don’t have to play with refillable travel bottles. And actually, I bought first the travel size, as I wanted to be sure I actually like the perfume enough to buy the bigger bottle. The prices are affordable, but still, I don’t want to buy something I will not use in the end. The smaller size is also nice if you want to buy another perfume for “special” occasions. When I bought the bigger bottle, I got as a gift a travel size bottle of Voyage en Inde, which was perfect for the holiday season, but too strong for everyday use for me.



And the memories I associate to this? Netherlands, careless days, laughter, new beginnings and and… Have a beautiful Sunday!



// Kukkien ja muistojen tuoksu! Hetken suosikki hajuvesi – Rituals Fleurs De L´Himalaya.