Sunday, January 13, 2013

Getting Made Up, aka pictures of me in the bathroom


So. On Saturday, I slept in, got up, and skipped my usual shower since I was going to have a sauna in the evening. 
Having both on the same day is nothing but a waste of water. 
 Anyways. 
Husband comes home from his morning walk, and tells me his gran has made cake since it's her 82nd B-day. Also, his mom's made dinner. 
I didn't really feel like going anywhere, so, as a little pick-me-up, I immortalized the process of getting ready. 

Started with a "fresh from bed"- face. 

Lauantaina mies ilmoitti, että pitäis mennä anoppilaan ja mummulaan. Olin varautunut viettämään koko päivän sohvan välittömässä läheisyydessä, ja menemään illalla saunaan, joten ei ollut kaunis olo.

Quite fetching... 
UncleYves gave me a super-cool product which is perfect for mornings like this one. It's a mild cleanser with green tea in it. It removes resedue of make-up, balances the skin, and makes it feel fresh and clean. 

SetäYveksen ihmetuote apuun. Puhdistusvesi poistaa meikinjämät, ja sen sisältämä vihreä tee piristää ihoa. Epäillen suhtauduin, mutta kun ilmatteeksi antoivat, kokeilin. Ja yllätyin, tosi hyvä aine, herkälle iholle passeli.

Doesn't do magic, but at least I felt a little less oily :D 
 
... vaikka eipähän tuokaan ihmeisiin pysty :D

I still don't like wearing much make-up. Usually, I get by with shadow, mascara, and lipstick. 
Saturday was no exception. 
I picked white shadow. I like the way it makes eyes look brighter. 

En vieläkään kauheasti meikkiä käytä. Lauantaina valitsin yllättäen valkoisen luomivärin.

This mascara was also a freebie. UncleYves is totally spoiling me <3 
I'm not that nuts about this product, though. I hate the name, the brush has a really odd shape, and the mascara itself makes my lashes feel icky and sticky and heavy. 
 
Ripsivärinkin antoi SetäYves lahjaksi. Tästä en niin digsi: nimi on kamala, harja hankala, ja koostumus jättää ripset ikävän tahmeiksi.

I apply mascara first, 'cause I always make a mess. It's easier to clean lids after, and then apply shadow, than to first do shadow, put on mascara, and then do the shadow all over again. 

Sääntöjen vastaisesti laitan ripsiväriä ensin. Sottaan aina, ja on helpompi putsata paljaat luomet.

A touch of white on upper lid, a dab in the middle of lower lid. 
Does wonders. 
 
Valkoista yläluomelle, ja aavistus keskelle alaluomea. Näyttää melkein pirteältä.

Lips next. I've developed a trick which ensures stain-free, long-lasting colour. Make-up artists probably say "NOOOO!!!!", but I don't really care :D 
What you need, is a lip liner. I chose pinkish-red.  

Kestävän huulipunan aikaansaamiseksi on rikottava sääntöjä. Taas. Valitsin pinkkiin taittavan punan. Kuvittelin sen käyvän kolttuun. Pieleen meni. Ei haittaa.

Line your lips. Be wide about it. 
 
Ekkana rajataan, leviästi.

Spread the colour evenly, and you're good to go. 
Eating will naturally result in a right mess, but that's unaboidable if you're unwilling to buy turbo-charged cosmetics. 
 
Levitetään väri tasaiseksi. Muuta ei tartte. Näin puna ei sottaa eikä karkaile, kestää pitkään, ja on näyttävä.


At this point, husband started sighing. I think he was hungry. 
But i still had a raccoon's nest to deal with. 
Hair is always an issue when going out, especially if I haven't had the chance to have a shower. It's naturally wavy, and when I sleep, it both flattens and rises. 
 
Tukan kanssa on aina vaikeaa. Son luonnostaan laineikas, ja kun sitä ei aamulla taltuta suihkulla, se osoittelee kaikkiin ilmansuuntiin, ja on yhdestä kohdasta littana, ja toisesta pörheä.

I was getting hungry, too, so I solved the problem with a hat. It was cold outside. 
 
Oli jo nälkä, joten ratkaisin ongelman laittamalla pipon. Ulkona oli kylmä. Pitihän se anoppilassa ottaa pois, mutta hei, kaikilla on talvella pipotukka :D

I wore a basic turtle-neck paired with a long skirt, and a short dress. Comfy outfit, but nothing fancy. 
 
Piällä oli peruspoolo, pitkä musta hame, sekä luumunpunainen liivimekko. Vähän oli arkinen asu, mutta eipä täällä niin ole justiinsa. Anoppilassa sattui myös olemaan tuntematon lapsi, joka katsoi hyväksi jättää hameeseeni suklaisen kädenjäljen. Olis voinut harmittaa, jos olisin laittanut jotain hienompaa :D

Turns out the outfit was surprisingly fitting... a kid left a chocolatey hand-print on my skirt. Had I worn something "better", I might have been upset about it :D 

So. Dinner was nice, cake was good, and I got to have my sauna :D

Thursday, January 3, 2013

Holidays

Christmas is over, and a new year has begun, and I have fallen really well behind on blogging. There's been so many posts to read I've just sorta given up. 
Maybe it'll be quieter for a few days now, so I can get a chance to enjoy everyone's Christmas-calendars :D 

So. Christmas. 
Every year I try to enjoy it. I try to get into the holiday spirit, and feel festive and happy and shiny, but... it just feels so forced! 
I've never been good at faking anything, so it's probably high time to come clean, and say that I don't really like Christmas that much. It's just one of those "you have to love this!"- sort of days that come and go every year, and when they pass, you're happy you made it through without getting anyone ticked off. 

I smiled, of course, ate Christmas food (that bit I actually do like, the food pretty much makes it OK) and watched everyone open presents and felt left out. It sorta always goes that way, no matter where we are. 
This year, we stayed at home, since Mom also had her fill of Christmas, and went on a cruise with Dad :D 
We had dinner at husband's sister's house on Christmas Eve, and on Christmas Day we went to his mother's. 
I wore some of the loot I got on my wild shopping spree @ H&M, courtesy of Mother. 

Top, tights: H&M
Skirt: Heather Wielding Recycled Fashion
Necklace: second hand
Bracelet: Seppälä

I got presents, too. Needful things, mainly, a wicked-cool memoryfoam pillow from sis and her husband (totally loving the pillow!!), tights and chocolate from Mom, and also something I had wished for. 
These! 


Had to try them out straight a way :D 
We live in the county side, pretty much in the middle of nowhere, to be exact. The shops are 25 km away, so we try to go just twice a week, tops. And we always run out of bread first. 
That's not going to happen again <3 

I like making bread, and the new pans make it a lot easier. 


It's been a tradition in my house to buy books for Christmas. I got one too, again from Mom. 


Don't let the cover fool you, the book is actually full of original drawigns by J.R.R. Tolkien. 
Happiness <3 <3 <3 
I haven't read the Hobbit in a long time. Can't wait! 


After the taxing Christmas (which I pretty much spent on the sofa, a glass of red by my hand, playing Oblivion) it was time to end the year. Our neighbors (who live only 4 kms away) had a party. Most of our friends were there, and we ate and drank and laughed and it was probably the best New Year I've ever had. 
A really good ending for the year, and a great beginning for a new one <3 

I hope You all will have a wonderful year. 
Blouse: H&M (second hand)
Tights: Lindex
Dress: Heather Wielding Original
Tiger Bag: second hand