Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Glamorous Midnight Blue Smokey Eye

Blue is my favorite color and I think it's one of the most flattering colors to use on the eyes in a bold party makeup look. I've heard so many people say that blue is a difficult color to work with so let me prove you wrong here! It's actually really the only colorful eyeshadow I use that's out of the neutral-earth toned sphere and I love it! This is usually the look I go for if I'm going out clubbing.

MAC Pigments: Warm Snow, Silver Fog, Naval Blue, Blues

I used all of the pigments above for this look. I bought them from MAC's holiday collection last year but I'm sure they have very similar ones if not even the same product but under different names. Pigments are a tad more difficult and messier to work with so if you're not feeling that I'd suggest using eyeshadows. However, they do deliver a more intense and amplified finish, especially when used wet!

The last time I was at Inglot I laid my eyes on their beautiful blue and grey eyeshadows - I have to go back there asap and do some damage...
Dark makeup like this requires glamorous and dramatic false eyelashes! Ardell falsies are my favorite. Btw, I really hope there's no one out there paying more than a few euros for (Ardell) lashes. I've actually seen stores retailing them for almost 10€ in Finland and I rolled my eyes so hard that I almost saw my brain. I order all of mine from Madame Madeleine at $2.60 each and currently they're having a -20% discount on Ardell lashes by using the code SHOPNSAVE at checkout & -18% sitewide by using the code CELEBRATE. You're welcome, ladies! ;)

Here's my in-depth post on false eyelashes.

If you're a beginner in the lash world or you generally have difficulties with falsies, I'd recommend getting something with a clear and thin band rather than a thick band like the above. Thick bands can be more difficult to work with - even for me! However, these are so glamorous that it's worth it! One of my favorites and what I usually wear are the #105's because they're super easy to put on and work well with both day and evening looks.
MAC Angel 

A baby pink lip paired with a blue smokey eye, MM-MM! My favorite combo! Pinks are blue based so that's why they look so good together. A neutral beigey glossy nude would also look good with this makeup.

Let me know what you think of this look! Does anyone else love a dark blue? Especially royal or electric blue as much as I do?!

Thursday, December 15, 2016

Your Questions Answered Part 1 VIDEO

A couple weeks ago you all asked me a bunch of questions you'd like to know about me so here's my first set of answers! In this vid I talk about something I haven't ever talked about on my blog, embarassing moments, irritants, opinion on plastic surgery, alcohol usage, what I'm scared of etc.

Hope you're all having a lovely week,

A kiss from Tallinn! xx

Sunday, December 11, 2016

My New Favorite INEXPENSIVE Everyday Foundation - Lumene Nude Perfection Fluid Foundation

Finally! A great (inexpensive) everyday foundation that's comparable to high end ones. It's perfect for everyday wear as its natural looking and of a lightweight consistency.
Lumene Nude Perfection Fluid Foundation
This is great for the dry winter climate as it's quite hydrating. However, it is not too hydrating to the point that someone with oily and/or combination skin wouldn't be able to wear it. I have oily skin myself and once I set it with powder it's perfect. It also still looks good at the end of the day. The consistency is of a watery one and the skin almost drinks it up. This results in it blending in very nicely and being barely visible on the skin. However, it does perfect the skin and do what we want a foundation to do! Pretty great right? Lumene anyway is one of my (if not my) favorite drugstore brand.

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

My TOP 10 Makeup Products VIDEO


Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk
Revlon Colorstay Foundation for Combination/Oily Skin
MAC Prep + Prime Transparent Finishing Powder
Kevyn Aucoin The Celestial Bronzing Veil in Tropical Nights
Nars Orgasm Blush
Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector in Champagne Pop
MAC Pro Longwear Concealer
Inglot Eyeshadows
Make Up Forever Diamond Powder #2
Anastasia Beverly Hills Dip Brow Pomade
MAC Angel Lipstick
MAC Velvet Teddy Lipstick

Saturday, December 3, 2016

Fabulous Rainy Days

I wanted to share these rainboots that I have been loving (...didn't think I'd ever be saying that lol) with you guys before the temperature drops to the negative integers. So it's that time of the year again where pretty much all shoes worn outside will get ruined. I have never been a fan of rainboots until now! These ones by Prada are just so perfectly glamorous. They're super shiny and glossy - adds that perfect extra oomph to a dull and rainy day.
These babies can be ordered from Nordstrom or Neiman Marcus. The only downfall with rainboots naturally is that you can't wear them for long as they will get uncomfortable since they don't breathe.
Recently I've been so into glossy blacks and dark blues. Usually I'm all about the whites, nudes and pinks but now I just can't get enough of black. What do you think of these nails? I love this color. I actually just did a makeup look using dark blues aswell and it turned out great - one of my favorite looks for sure! I'll be posting it soon. Next I'm posting a video on my TOP 10 makeup products so stay tuned for that ;)

Let's hope for some beautiful white snow!

Have a lovely weekend beauties xx

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Ridiculous/Funny Pick Up Attempts VIDEO

The title says it all. Enjoy.

Ladies! Let me know some ridiculous/funny pick up lines and attemps that have been used on you!

I hope you're all having a lovely weekend!

A kiss from Tallinn xx

Friday, November 25, 2016

Ask Me Anything!

Hi beauties!

It's been a long time since I've done a Q&A. A lot has changed and there's a lot of new readers so now is your chance to ask me anything you'd like to know and I'll be answering your questions on video. Shoot away! final

What do you think of my new layout and blog name? All of my social media platforms are under the same name now: Ella Margitte or EllaMargitte. I'm focusing more on videos now aswell so make sure to subscribe to my YouTube channel. Also, don't forget to like me on Facebook as there you can follow my blog activity and see when I post. You can also follow my blog on Bloglovin'.

Don't forget to follow me on Instagram and Snapchat as those accounts are more laid back and of my everyday life (Snapchat in particular).


Oh and I'm very open to post or video suggestions so let me know what you want to see - your wish is my command ;)

My next post will be a video on funny pick up lines and attempts I've come across recently so stay tuned for that!

I wish you all a lovely weekend xx

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Disappointing High End Makeup Products VIDEO

Hi beauties!

As we know, high end makeup can at times be (ridiculously) expensive so I decided to talk about some of the products that have been a disappointment for me. However, I'm still going to use them and get my money's worth!IMG_4546

Let me know what products have been a disappointment for you!

P.S. Don't forget the ongoing Sigma Beauty sale! ;)
Click here for more info

Anastasia Beverly Hills Precision Tweezers
Benefit The Porefessional Face Primer
Marc Jacobs #instamarc Light Filtering Contour Powder
Makeup Forever Pro Fusion Bronzer
Bobbi Brown Rich Chocolate Eye Palette
Lorac Pro Palette
Makeup Forever Aqua Rouge Lipstick
MAC Candy Yum-Yum Lipstick
Nars Turkish Delight Lipstick
YSL Rouge Volupté Lipstick

Sunday, November 20, 2016

Professional Makeup Brushes - Amazing Sigma Beauty Discounts 22.11-13.12

A good makeup application simply cannot be done without good makeup brushes. You can use products that are of bad quality and have your makeup turn out great due to the tools you're using but it doesn't work the other way around! The majority of my brushes are from Sigma Beauty and for a reason. Sure - some have been sent to me but most of them I've bought with my own money. These brushes are meant for professional use and are of excellent quality but yet retail at decent prices. I own a lot of MAC brushes which I've paid very high prices for and these brushes are of the exact same quality but half the price. For example, my favorite blending brush for eyeshadow retails for $32 at MAC, whereas at Sigma Beauty it's $17. Holler.

SO I just got notified on some amazing deals and sales Sigma is having for the next two weeks and I thought I'd tip you guys off. For ex., -25% on all products and free international shipping or -30% on all products and a free brush cup sound like pretty darn good deals to me (all the deals are listed in detail below)! Sigma has these discounts once a year for a few days so make sure you don't miss them. Now is really the time to get a nice makeup brush set if you've been thinking about it!
Here's my in-depth post I did on makeup brushes a couple years ago and below are all the great deals. Enjoy, beauties!

Click HERE to go to Sigma Beauty's website

Friday, November 18, 2016

My Winter Skin Care Secrets (Affordable Products)

The winter climate really messes with my skin and I doubt I'm alone on that. However, I've found some great products that have worked wonders for me - it's surely taken a lot of trial and error though. I have combination skin so a mixture of oily and at times dry but I would recommend these products for all skin types: normal, oily, dry, combination or sensitive. These products alongside a healthy diet and plentiful water consumption have made my skin be in its best condition. Please keep in mind that healthy skin is a reflection of the body's health - there is no product that will transform it from unhealthy to healthy.

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Let me start off by saying that the majority of these products aren't as expensive as the usual high end skin care so hurray for that! I'm anyway strongly of the opinion that if you're going to save on something don't let it be on your skin care. Girl! You only get one skin and it's your FACE we're talking about here. In my opinion, there is a big difference in drugstore skin care product quality versus high end ones. Ofcourse, a lot of the time with high end brands the fabulous product packaging plays a huge factor in pricing so let's not forget that.

Nuxe Rêve de Miel Nourishing Night Cream ~30€

A true GEM! I cannot praise this product enough. Thank me later. This night cream is my all time favorite and it's made of 91% natural ingredients containing a fair share of honey. Nourishing is indeed the key word here - it just feels like it's reviving, repairing and nourishing my skin. No skin care product makes my skin feel this good. My skin drinks it over night and I'm left with soft, radiant and healthy looking and feeling skin. The price is really great for such an amazing product. I've used products that are x4-5 the price and can't even compete with this. Also, a little tip for my finnish readers: this is usually sold at Hullut Päivät for a discounted price - that's where I usually purchase mine ;)

Bobbi Brown Extra Eye Repair Cream ~65€

So this product clearly doesn't belong in the category of affordable skin care but I had to mention it. I'd highly recommend it for people with dry skin around the eye area. It's an intensely hydrating eye cream which is of a very thick and hard consistency (to be used over night). It's important to only use a small amount because it can swell and puff up the eyes otherwise alongside clogging the skin resulting in impurities. I'm aware the price is quite salty for 15ml of product and therefore I'd recommend asking a high end department store for a sample (this applies for all expensive fluid products btw). I actually purchase mine from airports usually since we're looking at a -20% discount.

LUSH Ocean Salt Face and Body Scrub 17€

This facial scrub will leave your skin clean, even and silky soft. However though! Don't make the mistake of constantly scrubbing your skin because it's dry and peeling - this will just work against you and make the skin even more dry and irritated. Scrub it gently with minimal product max. once a week and moisturize well afterwards. This and the above mentioned products are truly the dream team.

Bepanthen Ointment 7€

Bepanthen is a classic! I'm sure most people have used this during their lifetime. But did you know it's great (in my opinion the best) for dry and chapped lips and also works wonders on dry patches/areas on the skin. I use it over night and my lips are soft and any dry patches be gone! An inexpensive pharmaceutical product containing good ingredients that're favored by dermatologists sounds like a good deal to me.

I hope these tips were of help! Let me know what are your favorite winter skin care products!

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

My Fitness Routine Video - Diet & Workout with my Trainer

My fitness journey has been a long and challenging one - from being a smoker and gaining almost 10kg during my freshmen year to finally being able to say that I'm happy with my body (...KNOCK ON WOOD!).

Remember to switch to HD when watching!   

Persistence, patience and consistency have been the key factors in reaching my goals (I haven't reached them yet though but I'm starting to get really close). Always keep in mind that results will not show in a short period of time and the routine has to be continuous - otherwise it's a waste since the results that you've worked hard for will disappear. When I'm feeling demotivated I revive my motivation by looking at inspirational/motivational pictures + nice workout gear always works too for us girls I feel ;)


Friday, November 11, 2016

Anastasia Beverly Hills - Master Palette by Mario Review

Allow me to introduce you to my favorite eyeshadow palette: The Master Palette by Mario. I have waited for so long for Mario Dedivanovic to launch or collaborate with a company on a product like this and so I spent a good day on Anastasia's websites hitting the refresh button in order to get my hands on it the first moment it became available. If you don't know who he is - he is a celebrity makeup artist and he is the Kardashian's makeup artist - you may not like the Kardashians but look me in the eye and tell me you don't admire their flawless makeup, HA! He's a real trendsetter in the beauty world - Countouring? Nudes? Golds? Bronzes? Anyone? I have followed him for years and I get a lot of my ideas, style, techniques and inspiration from him and his work.
As for the palette, it's like his work compressed into the form of a palette - these are the kinds of shades he uses on his clients (Hello Kim!). The shades are also very trendy and versatile - it contains the currently much in favor rose golds and warm red based shades alongside your much required bronzey champagnes. It's perfect for natural or super glam looks. The only downfall for me is the absence of a very light highlight shade and a dark brown/black matte shade but the palette is so great that it doesn't bother me.IMG_3787 copy
Neutrals heaven indeed! The quality of these shadows are impeccable. They are all true to their color, highly pigmented, long lasting, easy to blend and really adhere onto the lid once placed on it. My biggest irritant with matte shades in general is how they either don't distribute evenly or/and disappear off the lid once you start blending them. Fortunately, these matte shades don't possess any of those qualities - they're very buttery and pigmented. Generally speaking of backfire with shimmery shades, for me, it's them being very dry and the powder particles not being dense, resulting in a lot of fallout and the shadow not adhering properly onto the lid. The shimmery shades on this palette are almost moist and creamy resulting in a flawless distribution of shimmer.IMG_3400
I have to conclude by saying that this is my favorite eyeshadow palette by far! The next palette I'm getting my hands on is the Huda Beauty - Rose Gold Edition and I'll review it the moment I get it. Let's see if that will take the leading place.
For this look I used the shades ISABEL, VIOLETA, KIM, MUSE, MARINA and 5TH AVE

P.S. HOW white am I? I could blend in with the snow. I have to say though what I enjoy about being this white is how all makeup products show nicely and true to color on the face lol - it's satisfying.

Peace out xx
XOXO, Ella

Sunday, November 6, 2016


I'M BACK! I decided to make a video to elaborate a little bit on what's been going on and why I've been gone for 7 months. I also want to share some of my thoughts regarding a few things. I've missed you all so much & I hope you've all been well!

Päätin tehdä videon postauksen sijaan, jossa avarran hieman missä olen ollut viimeiset 7kk ja mitä on tapahtunut. Ihanaa olla takaisin! On ollut kova ikävä bloggaamista ja teitä lukijoita -toivottavasti kaikille kuuluu hyvää!

Tuesday, March 8, 2016

8 Tips for Healthy Skin

This post is for those of you who can relate to me and are not blessed with perfect skin, which reacts easily to internal or external factors. Infact, my skin reacts to the slightest change in my environment, habits or diet, so it can be a little difficult to manage at times. Here are a few tips for keeping your skin looking good! This post is not focused on product recommendations, simply because everything starts from within - there is no miracle product that will transform unhealthy skin into healthy skin over night. I teamed up with Dollar Shave Club to help those that might still be stuck in the harsh cold weather.

Tämä postaus on teille, joita ei ole siunattu täydellisellä iholla. Oma ihoni reagoi helposti pienimpääkin epätasapainoon ympäristön, elämäntapojen, tai ruokavalion muutoksissa. Ihonhoito voi olla ajoittain aika haasteellista. Tässä muutama vinkki siihen, miten iho pysyy hyvännäköisenä! Tämä postaus ei keskity ihonhoitotuotteisiin, sillä kaikki alkaa sisältä päin ja taikatuotteita ei ole olemassakaan, jotka muuttaisivat tilanteen yhdessä yössä.
1. Water - Drink a lot of water. Internal hydration is most important. Proper hydration makes everything in the body function better, including the skin. Lack of water may dry your skin out even more than it may already be and dehydrated skin becomes more prone to break outs and wrinkles.
1. Vesi - Juo paljon vettä. Sisäinen nesteytys on tärkeintä. Hyvä kosteustasapaino saa elimistön toimimaan paljon paremmin, koskee myös ihoa. Nestevajaus kuivattaa sitä entisestään, jolloin iho on alttiimpi epäpuhtauksille ja rypyille.

2. Moisturise - Keep your skin moisturised at all times. External hydration adds a protective layer to your skin. However, it's important to know your skin type - normal, oily, combination or dry so you're not for ex., clogging your pores with a thick cream.
2. Kosteutusvoide - Pidä iho aina kosteutettuna. Ulkoisesti käytettävä voide lisää iholle suojaavan kerroksen. On kuitenkin tärkeää tietää oma ihotyyppi - normaali, rasvoittuvainen, sekaiho, vai kuiva, jotta ei vahingossa esim. tuki ihohuokosia liian paksuilla voiteilla.
3. Diet - The skin is a reflection of your body's health - remember that! What you put in your body has a huge impact on your complexion. A nutritious diet that keeps your insides healthy, will surely keep your outward appearance looking equally as good. Also, certain products of food, such as dairy, may affect your skin in a negative way and promote breakouts.
3. Ruokavalio - Muista, että ihosta heijastuu elimistön hyvinvointi! Terveellinen ravinto vaikuttaa koko ulkoiseen olemukseen. Tietyt ruoka-aineet, kuten maitotuotteet, voivat myös vaikuttaa ihon kuntoon heikentävästi.
(It's hard to resist goodies like this... I know! but try your best!)

4. Let your skin breathe - This is no rocket science. Be without makeup and let your skin breathe as much as possible. No matter how much we love to use makeup, having a bunch of chemicals sit on our skin for a large portion of the day during most days isn't the healthiest option.
4. Anna ihon hengittää - Tämä ei ole rakettitiedettä. Ole ilman meikkiä ja anna ihon hengittää mahdollisemman usein. Vaikka kuinka rakastamme meikin käyttöä, niin ne ovat täynnä erilaisia kemikaaleja.

5. DO NOT sleep With Make Up On - For the love of god, do not do this. During sleep, skin regenerates and repairs itself, absorbing any products on your face more efficiently. No matter how tired you are after that night out, atleast grab a makeup wipe before dozing off.
5. ÄLÄ nuku meikit kasvoilla - Älä hyvä ihminen milloinkaan tee sitä! Unen aikana iho uusiutuu ja palautuu päivän rasituksista. Vaikka olisit kuinka väsynyt tullessasi juhlista - niin puhdista kasvot ainakin puhdistusliinalla!

6. Avoid Smoking - Smoking causes premature ageing and the loss of a natural glow resulting in a dull complexion. In the longterm blood isnt flowing properly, so you're more prone to broken capillaries and veins, which can cause dark scarring on the face. I am guilty of occasionally smoking myself but I try to keep it to the minimum!
6. Vältä tupakointia - Tupakointi vanhentaa ihoa ja himmentää sen luonnollista hehkua. Pitkäaikainen tupakointi muuttaa ihon harmaaksi ja elottoman oloiseksi ääreisverenkierron heikentyessä, mikä voi altistaa ihon esim. rikkoutuneisiin pintaverisuoniin ja jopa tummiin arpiin. Syyllistyn itse joskus tupakointiin, mutta yritän pysyä siitä erossa kokonaan.

7. A Good Immune System - Work towards keeping your immune system strong because a weak immune system makes your skin prone towards bacteria that causes irritation and breakouts. I excercise regurlarly, keep warm and eat healthily to keep mine strong.
7. Vahva immuunijärjestelmä - Pidä huoli, että sinulla on vahva immuunijärjestelmä, koska muuten altistut haitallisille bakteereille, jotka voivat aiheuttaa iho-ongelmia ja epäpuhtauksia. Ylläpitääkseni omaa terveyttäni, pyrin harrastamaan liikuntaa, pysyttelen lämpimänä ja syön terveellisesti.

8. SPF - Use a moisturiser that contains SPF and always protect yourself from the sun. Exposure to the sun causes premature ageing, skin pigmentation and a lot more serious consequences such as the risk of skin cancer.
8. Aurinkosuoja - Käytä aina kosteusvoidetta, jossa on aurinkosuoja. Auringolle altistuminen vanhentaa ihoa ja aiheuttaa pigmenttimuutoksia, sekä lisää ihosyöpäriskiä.

A nice makeup application always begins from a nice base. Just think of it this way - a painter would surely have a difficult time mastering his painting on an uneven canvas.
Kauniin meikin pohjana on aina hyvinvoiva iho - taiteilijallakin olisi varmasti hankalaa saada täydellinen maalaus, jos kanvas olisi epätasainen.XOXO, Ella

Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Hollywood Smile - Laser Whitening

A smile is the best makeup! Teeth are typically the first thing we notice in someone and oral hygiene is very important. I've had a lot of work done on mine and the orthodontists office has become a very familiar place to me - 7 years of metal braces on both rows, lingual braces, orthodontic headgear, retainers... and the list goes on (I surely don't miss those times at all). I am so incredibly grateful to my parents for making these decisions for me when I was younger. I strive to take excellent care of my teeth - brush electrically, floss and use dental sticks min. twice a day and go to my dentist for check ups and dental cleaning min. once a year. Afterall, we only have one set of teeth for the rest of our lives. Now, onto the interesting part: a white smile!

Hymy on paras meikki! Hampaat ovat usein ensimmäinen asia jonka huomaa - ja hyvä suuhygienia on äärimmäisen tärkeää. Oman hammasrivistöni eteen on tehty paljon töitä ja erikoishammaslääkärin vastaanottohuoneet ovat tulleet tutuksi. Minulla oli 7 vuoden ajan kiinteät hammasraudat ylä- sekä alarivissä, hammastuki, yöraudat ja niskaveto... ja lista jatkuu. (enkä todellakaan ikävöi näitä aikoja). Olen uskomattoman kiitollinen vanhemmilleni, että he tekivät nämä päätökset puolestani. Yritän pitää hampaistani erinomaista huolta käyttämällä sähköhammasharjaa, hammaslankaa ja harjatikkuja vähintään 2 kertaa päivässä, ja käyn hammaslääkärin tarkastuksessa ja hammaskiven puhdistuksessa vähintään kerran vuodessa. Nyt mielenkiintoisempaan osaan - valkaisuun!
I whiten my teeth professionally between every 1-2 years. The most efficient treatments with the best results are the ones that involve a laser light and a peroxide solution. Firstly, it's important to note that certain foods and habits, such as smoking, red wine, coffee etc., stain your teeth and will make the results last a shorter period of time. Secondly, the whitening process, just like most other esthetic procedures may be uncomfortable or painful. Depending on the strength of your enamel, you may experience teeth sensitivity. Lastly, flash photography usually manipulates teeth into looking whiter  than what they really are, so don't expect to have blinding white teeth. My teeth are white but they're not as unrealistically white as they may appear in pictures - only veneers will have that effect.

Valkaisen hampaani ammattilaisella 1-2 vuoden välein. Kaikkein tehokkaimman tuloksen saa laser-valolla ja peroksidi-liuoksella. Ensimmäiseksi - on tärkeää huomioida, että tietyt ruuat, juomat, kuten kahvi ja punaviini, sekä tupakointi värjäävät hampaita, joten vältä näitä jos haluat että valkaisun lopputulos on pitkäkestoinen. Toiseksi - valkaisuprosessi, kuten lukuisat muutkin esteettiset toimenpiteet, voi olla epämukava tai jopa kivulias kokemus. Tämä usein riippuu hammaskiilteen vahvuudesta. Viimeiseksi, salamakuvaus usein korostaa hampaita luonnottoman valkoisiksi. Omat hampaani ovat vaaleat, mutta eivät kuitenkaan niin epärealistisen vitivalkoiset, kuten kuvista saattaa välittyä - vain hammaskuorilla saa aikaiseksi tällaisen efektin.

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Recently, I got mine done at Hollywood Smile. It's a safe dentist approved process that takes about an hour and is performed by a dental hygienist. The peroxide containing gel is activated by the laser and this is what causes the whitening reaction. The whitening results can be as intense as up to even 10 shades lighter. However, it's unrealistic to expect very white teeth if the starting point is very dark. Don't be alarmed if immediately following the treatment you cannot see much results, as it takes a couple days for it to fully develop. Also, any fluorosis stains may be exaggerated and the surface of the teeth may appear matte or uneven but this is only temporary.

Hiljattain kävin valkaisemassa hampaani Hollywood Smile:ssa. Hammashygienistin suorittama toimenpide kestää tunnin ja se on turvallinen ja hammaslääkäreiden hyväksymä. Laser-valo aktivoi peroksidia sisältävän geelin, mikä puolestaan saa aikaiseksi valkaisureaktion. Lopputuloksena voi olla jopa 10 sävyä vaaleammat hampaat. On kuitenkin epärealistista odottaa todella vaaleaa lopputulosta, jos lähtökohta on tumma. Ei ole syytä huoleen, jos huomattavaa värieroa ei vielä ole näkyvissä välittömästi toimenpiteen jälkeen, koska valkaisureaktio voi kestää parikin päivää. Fluoroosi läiskät saattavat myös korostua ja hampaiden pinta näyttää epätasaiselta ja jopa mattapintaiselta, mutta tämä on vain tilapäistä.
Following the treatment, it's important to treat the teeth like a white table cloth for the following 48h, as the pores of the enamel are open and therefore more susceptible to absorbing stains. This is a great chance for any smokers out there to quit smoking! - It worked for me. It's really motivating when you see that beautiful white smile - you don't want to ruin it, since the results will last a shorter period of time if you smoke regularly.  For more information go to www.hollywoodsmile.fi or call +358 45 114 6077 to book an appointment. Having white teeth is an amazing confidence boost and smiles are contagious ;) - I highly recommend the procedure!

Käsittelyä jälkeiset 48 tuntia ovat erittäin tärkeät, sillä hammaskiilteen huokoset ovat auki ja siten enemmän alttiina tahroille, joten hampaita tulee kohdella kuin valkoista pöytäliinaa. Tämä on loistava tilaisuus lopettaa tupakointi! Se toimi ainakin omalla kohdallani. On motivoivaa katsella tasaisen valkoista hammasriviä, eikä lyhentää vaalennuksen kestoa tupakoinnilla. Lisää infoa löytyy www.hollywoodsmile.fi tai soittamalla ajanvarauksen +358 50 330 9639. Valkoiset hampaat on todellininen itsetunnon kohotus ja hymy tarttuu ;) - suosittelen toimenpidettä lämpimästi!
XOXO, Ella

Monday, February 15, 2016

2015 Beauty Favorites

Here are my favorite beauty products from 2015. I tried out a lot of new makeup during this year and narrowed it down to my absolute favorites. These are products that I discovered during the year or just simply loved and couldn't get enough of - and will continue to repurchase. Some of the products are mentioned in my 2014 Favorites simply because they are that great. It's important to note that products that I praise may not work equally as well for you. Makeup preferences are very individual and also depend on a variety of factors, such as skin tone and skin type.

Tässä ovat vuoden 2015 suosikkini! Kokeilin ennätysmäärän uusia meikkejä tämän vuoden aikana ja olen valinnut niistä ehdottomat suosikkini. Tässä vuoden 2015 suosikit, joita rakastan ja ostan vain aina uudelleen. Osa tuotteista on mainittu jo 2014 suosikeissani, ne vaan ovat niin hyviä. On tärkeää huomioida, että tuotteet joita hehkutan eivät välttämättä toimi kaikilla yhtä hyvin. Kauneustuotteiden mieltymykset ovat hyvin yksilökohtaisia ja niihin vaikuttaa mm. ihonsävy ja -tyyppi.IMG_3007
Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk Foundation

I discovered this foundation in 2014 and it's been my favorite foundation ever since. I haven't really even bothered purchasing new foundations by other brands because I love it so much and feel as if nothing can compare to it. It makes my skin look flawless whilst being lightweight and barely visible. What more could you ask for from a foundation?

Löysin tämän meikkivoiteen, joka on oikea aarre, jo vuonna 2014 ja se on ollut suosikki meikkivoiteeni. En ole edes vaivaantunut kokeilemaan paljon uusia meikkivoiteita, koska mikään ei vedä sille vertoja. Luminous Silk saa ihoni näyttämään virheettömältä ja kuitenkin se on hyvin kevyt ja melkein huomaamaton - mitä muuta meikkivoiteelta voisi toivoa?IMG_3005
NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer

I never thought I'd find any concealer for the undereyes which lives up to MAC's Pro Longwear one, much less would be better. It's been the only concealer that lasts all day and doesn't crease or look cakey under that area for me. However, I've found a rival! NARS' Radiant Creamy Concealer is very similar to the Pro Longwear one - it has all the properties of it but it's just not as drying and it leaves a more hydrated finish. Love it! I also prefer the applicator over the impractical pump on Pro Longwear.

En uskonut, että löytäisin peitevoiteen silmänalusille, joka olisi verrattavissa MACin Pro Longwear -peitevoiteiseen, mutta tämä on jopa vielä parempi! Se on ollut ainoa, joka pysyy paikoillaan koko päivän, eikä asetu juonteisiin tai "kakkuunnu". Nyt olen kuitenkin löytänyt kilpailijan! NARSin Radiant Creamy Concealer on todella vertailukelpoinen Pro Longweariin, sillä se sisältää kaikki samat ominaisuudet kun Pro Longwear, mutta ei kuivata ihoa, joten lopputulos on heleämpi ja kosteutetumpi. Pidän myös NARSin asettimesta huomattavasti enemmän kun Pro Longwearin vaikeakäyttöisestä pumpusta.IMG_2959
Kevyn Aucoin The Celestial Bronzing Veil in Tropical Nights

I've tried a lot of bronzers but nothing compares to this one - it's amazing. Almost everytime I wear it, someone asks me have I just returned from a beach vacation. I'm going to do a whole post dedicated to this because it deserves it! The only downfall is that it's very expensive and difficult to find.

Olen kokeillut monia aurinkopuutereita, mutta mikään ei vedä vertoja Kevyn Aucoinin Tropical Nights -aurinkopuuteriin. Melkein aina joku kysyy, että olenko ollut ulkomailla. Teen kokonaisen postaukset, jossa kerron enemmän, sillä tuote ansaitsee sen! Ainoa miinus on tuotteen korkea hinta ja vaikea saatavuus.IMG_3017
Kat Von D Shade + Light Contour Palette

2015 - the year of the contour! Several countouring palettes were launched by big brands but this one takes the award. The quality of the powders are amazing - highly pigmented, very blendable and finely milled - all you need from a countouring powder. There's also an array of different shades that suit various skin tones. Love it! I like to tan so it's ideal for me since I can always find a shade to match my current skin tone. Kat Von D's products in general are all very good - she only launches products of great quality that've had a lot of thought and effort put in.

2015 oli contourin vuosi! Monet isot merkit lanseerasivat varjotus ja korostus -paletteja, mutta tämä Kat Von D:n paletti vie voiton. Puuterit ovat todella laadukkaita - pigmenttisiä, helppoja häivyttää ja tehty hienojakoista puuterista - kaikkea mitä varjostus- ja korostuspuuterilta voi toivoa. Sävyjä on useita ja ne sopivat eri ihonsävyille. Pidän auringonotosta, joten tämä on ideaali, sillä pystyn aina löytämään oikean sävyn, joka sopii senhetkiselle päivetykselle. Kat Von D:n tuotteet ovat ylipäätänsä todella hyviä - hän lanseeraa vain parasta laatua ja tuotteiden eteen on nähty paljon aikaa ja vaivaa.IMG_3019
Marc Jacobs #instamarc Light Filtering Contour Powder

This is another great contour product that came out during 2015. The quality of the powders is very comparable to Kat Von D's ones. However, if trying to decide which one to purchase, I'd go with the Shade + Light palette because of the variety of shades it contains. The reason I'm mentioning this is because I adore the luxurious and slick packaging it comes in. I like to travel with this and the huge mirror is what I use to do my makeup with.

Tämä on toinen loistava varjostus ja korostus -tuote joka lanseerattiin myös 2015. Puuterit ovat hyvin verrattavissa Kat Von D:n puutereihin, mutta suosittelen Kat Von D:n palettia sen sävyvalikoiman vuoksi. Syy miksi myös mainitsen tämän tuotteen on koska rakastan sen upeaa pakkausta! Tämän kanssa on hyvä matkustaa ja paletissa on ihanan iso peili, jota voi käyttää meikatessa.IMG_2993
NARS Blush in Desire

This shade looks rather crazy in the pan and might scare one off. However, when used in moderation it is the perfect "baby doll pink" shade and suits darker skin tones aswell, without looking ashy, like some cool toned blushes may look.

Sävy saattaa näyttää ehkä hieman yliampuvalta, mutta maltillisesti käytettynä tässä punassa on täydellinen "baby doll pink" -sävy ja se sopii myös tummemmille ihonsävyille, näytämättä tuhkaiselta, miltä monet kylmänsävyiset poskipunat helposti näyttävät.IMG_3003
Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector in Champagne Pop

This highlight adds a beautiful glow to the face. Also, it was created by my favorite beauty vlogger, Jaclyn Hill, so how could it not be fabulous?

Tämä korostuspuuteri tekee kasvoista kauniin hehkuvat. Se on lemppari kauneusvloggerini, Jaclyn Hillin, luoma, joten tietenkin huipputuote on kyseessä!IMG_0607
MAC Technakohl Eyeliner in Risque

This year made me stir away from using a black kohl on the waterline, which I thought would never happen. This nude shade is slightly lighter than my skin tone and when used on the waterline, it creates an llusion of bigger eyes, whereas dark colors make the eyes appear smaller. I highly recommend this - it freshens up any look! I see a lot of people using white on the waterline, but that's way too intense looking for my preference and therefore I think it defeats the purpose of creating an illusion of larger eyes. The only downfall is that since it's a nude and faint color, it fades faster and requires maintenance.

Viime vuonna lopetin mustan kajaalin käyttämisen silmän sisärajauksessa! Luulin, ettei tämä päivä ikinä koituisi. Vaalea sävyä sisärajauksessa luo illuusion suurimmista silmistä, kun taas tummat sävyt pienentävät silmiä. Suosittelen tätä tuotetta - se tekee mistä hyvänsä lookista freesin! Miinuksena on vaalean ja haalean sävyn vuoksi tarvittava ylläpito. Huomaan monen käyttävän valkoista sisärajauksessa, mutta minun makuuni se on liian voimakas ja silmäänpistävä, eikä siksi oikein luo illuusiota suuremmista silmistä. 
MAC Lipstick in Pink Pearl Pop & Snob

I found my favorite lipsticks! I wear these almost everytime I wear makeup and I've gone through many tubes. They're pigmented, moisturising and easy to wear, since they don't require a lot of maintenance due to them fading out evenly.

Tämän vuoden aikana löysin lempi huulipunani! Käytän näitä melkein aina meikatessani. Punat ovat pigmenttisia, kosteuttavia ja pysyvät hyvin, eivätkä vaadi paljon parantelua, sillä puna katoaa tasaisesti.
Too Faced Melted Liquified Long Wear Lipstick in Peony

This is my current favorite pink lipgloss. It's marketed as a long wear lipstick but it doesn't feel like one to me. It feels like a high end long lasting lipgloss that's of a thin consistency, which is very comfortable to wear. I like how it doesnt settle into creases on the lips and stays shiny for a long period of time.

Too Facedin Melted Liquified Long Wear Lipstick sävyssä Peony, tänä pinkki huulikiilto on tämän hetken suosikki kiilto. Sitä markinnoidaan pitkäkestoisena huulipunana, mutta minulle se tuntuu hyvälaatuiselta ja -tuntuiselta huulikiillolta. Se ei asetu juonteisiin ja kiilto pysyy pitkään.
Burt's Bees Sensitive Facial Cleansing Towlettes

These are my favorite cleansing wipes because they're not soaked with harsh chemicals that irritate my face. I always carry a packet of these in my handbag as they're perfect for travelling. I use them when my face needs a cleanse and I can't or don't bother washing it - perfect at the beach for freshening up and wiping off suncreen. However, I would never recommend solely using cleansing wipes for the removal of makeup, as it involves a lot of scrubbing and rubbing, which can be damaging for the skin.

Burt's Bees:sin puhdistusliinat ovat suosikkejani, sillä niissä ei ole vahvoja kemikaaleja, jotka ärsyttävät kasvoja. Kasilaukustani löytyy aina yksi paketti. Ne ovat täydellisiä matkustamiseen ja käytän niitä kun kasvoni kaipaavat puhdistusta, kun en jaksa tai voi pestä niitä - täydellisiä mm. rannalle kasvojen virkistämiseen tai aurinkovoiteen puhdistamiseen. En kuitenkaan koskaan suosittele pelkästään puhdistusliinojen käyttöä meikin poistoon, sillä hankaaminen on vahingollista iholle.
Clinique Dramatically Different Moisturizing Lotion +

This is a classic! I remember using this as a little girl. I've found myself back to it now and it's the best moisturizer for using underneath makeup, since it preps the skin perfectly and works just like a primer does.

Tämä kosteutusvoide on klassikko! Muistan käyttäneeni tätä jo pienenä tyttönä ja nyt olen löytänyt sen uudelleen - ja syystä! Tämä on paras kosteutusvoide meikin alle, sillä se valmistelee ihon pohjustusvoiteen lailla.
Reve de Miel Ultra Comfortable Face Cream

This is the one and only skin care product that has visibly transformed my skin. My breakouts have drastically lessened and my skin looks more plump and radiant. Also, it feels very nourishing and good on the skin - similar to a spa experience. I use this when I go to sleep as it's too thick and greasy for my skin for daytime wear.

Tämä on tehokas ja ainoa toimiva tuote iholleni, joka on näkyvästi muuttanut sen kuntoa. Epäpuhtaudet ja näppylät ovat huomattavasti vähentyneet ja ihon näyttää täyteläiseltä ja kirkkaalta. Voide tuntuu myös erittäin ravitsevalta ja hoitavalta - ihan kuin spa-kokemus. Levitän sitä kasvoilleni ennen nukkumaanmenoa, sillä se on liian paksu ja rasvainen päiväkäyttöön.
Palmer's Cocoa Butter Formula Lip Balm

I mentioned this also in my 2014 favorites and it's still the most hydrating and nourishing lipbalm I've used. Love it!

Tämä huulirasva oli myös 2014 suosikeissani, sillä se on kosteuttavin ja ravitsevin huulirasva, jota olen käyttänyt. Love!IMG_3008
Vaseline Rosy Lips

I've never been a fan of tinted lipbalm as I'd rather just wear a moisturising lipstick. However, this year changed that completely. Vaseline Rosy Lips adds a lovely subtle color with high-shine whilst being very moisturising. It's great for everyday wear and natural days because it makes any look appear polished and put together.

En yleensä välitä käyttää värillisiä huulirasvoja, vaan käytän mielummin kosteuttavaa huulipunaa, mutta olen muuttanut mieleni! Vaseline Rosy Lips antaa kauniin kevyen värin vahvalla kiillolla ja se on myös todella kosteuttavaa. Täydellinen tuote arkikäyttöön tai naturel-päiviin, sillä se saa minkä tahansa lookin huolitellun näköiseksi.
The Body Shop Body Butter

The Body Shop's Body Butters have always been my favorite. They're just so moisturising and nourishing.

The Body Shopin Body Butterit ovat aina kuuluneet suosikkeihini. Ne vain yksinkertaisesti ovat niin kosteuttavia ja ravitsevia.IMG_3044
Victoria's Secret Bombshell Body Mist

I've never been a fan of body mists either because they fade so quickly and so I've felt like they're a waste of time. However, I fell in love with this one because it smells amazing and it's a nice way to quickly freshen up and spray on a moderate scent, which isn't as overpowering and obvious as spraying on a perfume. What're your favorite beauty products from 2015?!

En koskaan ole erityisemmin ollut vartalosuihkeiden perään, sillä ne haihtuvat niin nopeesti, että pidän niitä jopa hieman ajanhaaskauksena. Olen muuttanut mieleni, sillä rakastuin tähän ihanaan Victoria's Secretin tartalosuihkeen tuoksuun. Muutama suihkaus raikastaa ja virkistää, mutta ei ole yhtä ylivoimainen ja ilmeinen kuin hajuveden lisääminen. Mitkä ovat teidän 2015 lempituotteita?

XOXO, Ella