Junarose AW15 #2

I went to the Junarose London showroom this Monday and I was excited to see the later drop of their AW15 collection (these will be available around September). Since I really loved what I saw, I wanted to share my favourites with you – I apologise that these are only mobile photos, but hopefully you’ll like what you see :).

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Käväisin maanantaina Junarosen Lontoon showroomilla tsekkaamassa heidän myöhäisemmän syksymallistonsa (nämä tulevat kauppoihin syyskuun tienoilla). Ja koska tykkäsin todella näkemästäni, niin halusin jakaa kuvia myös teidän kanssanne. Valitettavasti nämä ovat vain kännykällä otettuja, mutta toivottavasti silti tykkäätte tästä pikku esimausta :).










What do you think? My favourites are possibly the black velvet dress with lace sleeves and the black cocoon coat – amazing!

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Mitä olette mieltä? Omat lempparini ovat tuo musta pitsihihainen samettimekko ja musta viittamainen takki – loistavaa!

I’m still working on my masterpiece

(Suomeksi alla)

The title of this post is a great way to describe my style and what kind of clothes I like. It seems my tastes are ever changing and I’m constantly drawn to some new styles. Even though I was drawn to them, I honestly thought these trousers from George would be hideous and pj-looking on me, but I am SO GLAD I gave them a try – heels do the trick again, and actually my legs look longer than ever in these. I teamed them up with this amazing oversized shirt from Evans (got it in navy too, which you will see soon I’m sure) and my boohoo+ trench. And along with the trousers, this darker lipstick is also kind of new for me – but I love it!








Coat / Takki*: 24, boohoo+ | Shirt / Paita*: 26-28, Evans | Trousers / Housut*: 24, George at ASDA (similarsimilar) | Shoes / Kengät: New Look (similar) | Necklace / Kaulakoru*: Freedom at Topshop (similar) | Lipstick / Huulipuna*: Maybelline Color Drama Lip Pencil in Berry Much

Tämän postauksen otsikko (käännettynä jotakuinkin ‘mestariteokseni on vielä työn alla’) on loistava tapa kuvailla tyyliäni ja sitä, millaisista vaatteista tykkään. Makuni tuntuu olevan koko ajan muuttuva, ja uusia, kiinnostavia juttuja osuu silmään usein. Vaikka nämä minua kiinnostivatkin, niin rehellisesti kuvittelin näiden George-housujen olevan päälläni järkyttävät pyjama-housut, mutta olen NIIN ILOINEN, että kokeilin – korkojen lisääminen auttoi taas asiaa, ja jalkani näyttävät pidemmiltä kuin koskaan. Lisäsin asuun tämän aivan huipun paidan Evans:ilta (haalin sen muuten myös tummansinisenä, joka varmasti tulee näkymään täällä pian) ja boohoo+ trenssini. Ja housujen lisäksi yleisen tyylini ulkopuolelta oli myös tämä tumma huulipuna – mutta tykkään!

SHOP THE LOOK / SHOPPAA TYYLI

* denotes a gifted item / * tuote blogin kautta saatu

Photos / Kuvat: Lucie <3

Holiday Outfit: New Look

The recent sunny days have gotten me into a holiday mood, and when I saw the New Look Inspire Holiday Shop, I immediately wanted to build a dream holiday outfit out of pieces from New Look. My colour palette was khaki, tan brown, and some classic black and white – with a dangly gold necklace. Can I just get to the relaxed summer days already?

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Kevään tulo ja aurinko on saaneet mut ajattelemaan kesävaatteita ja lomatunnelmia. Varsinkin New Look Inspiren ‘lomakauppa’ oli täynnä kivoja juttuja, ja halusin tehdä tällaisen pikaisen unelma-asu postauksen. Väreinä khakin sävyjä, vaalean ruskeaa, ja vähän klassista musta-valkoista – ja iso kultainen kaulakoru. Voisiko ne rennot kesäpäivät tulla jo?

Inspire White LA Vest | Inspire Khaki Elasticated Joggers | Stone Straw Belt Trim Fedora | Wide Fit Tan Flatform Sandals | Brown Tortoiseshell Round Frame Sunglasses | Gold Filigree Triple Tassel Necklace | Tan Stitch Trim Backpack

** written in association with New Look / kirjoitettu yhteistyössä New Lookin kanssa **

Beauty: Smile Brilliant

(Tämä on yhteistyö Smile Brilliantin kanssa, ja koska kaikki heidän materiaalinsa ovat vain englanniksi, niin jätän käännöksen tekemättä. Jos teitä kuitenkin kiinnostaa hampaiden valkaisu, niin he kyllä toimittavat tuotteita myös Suomeen.)

Disclaimer: This is another post that has been in the works for ages. Almost a year to be exact. A lot of things seemed to get in the way, but I have finally managed to do it all and take photos etc, so this can finally be done :).

I was contacted by Smile Brilliant last spring, and they asked if I would be interested in trying their teeth whitening kit. I jumped at the chance to do this, as my teeth are naturally quite yellow and that has always annoyed me.

The first thing I received in the post was some moulding materials to create impressions of my teeth with. The impressions could have been done easily alone as well, but I went to one of my best friends for help – as she is a dental hygienist and knows this stuff, haha. I sent the impressions back to Smile Brilliant, and received my custom-fitted teeth whitening trays a few weeks after. Along with them I received three syringes of desensitising gel and three syringes of professional teeth whitening gel.

The instructions said that the whitening gel should be used for 1-3 hours per session, and should be repeated every day or every other day until the syringes are empty. (The desensitising gel was meant to be used only if needed, but as my teeth didn’t really get sensitive during the process at all, I didn’t end up using any of it – but I guess this really varies with every person.) I did all this, but in the end I didn’t see any difference in the colour of my teeth. Smile Brilliant told me that my expectations where probably too high, as no two sets of teeth are the same (see more on expectations here), but they still kindly sent me four more syringes of the whitening gel to use, in case that would help.

I definitely don’t recommend ‘breaking the rules’ with chemicals like this, but as I mentioned earlier one of my best friends is a dental hygienist who works with dental whitening daily.. and I asked her for help. She said that for better results I should try leaving the trays in my mouth for up to 5 hours instead of 1-3 hours, and that is what I did with my extra 4 syringes of whitening gel. (At this point I did get some sensitivity, but not enough that I would have had to use the desensitising gel.) And did it work? Well, see for yourself..

Before is on the left and results are on the right. And like you can see, I still didn’t get my ‘pearly whites’, but they are definitely a bit whiter. So just as long as you keep your expectations realistic, I would recommend giving Smile Brilliant a try – I know I wouldn’t object using the gel again myself in the future :).

** the teeth whitening kit was gifted for me for review, but my opinions are 100% my own **

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