Ellos AW16 press day

Ellos AW16 press day // saraphina.fi

How’s everyone’s week been? The most embarrassing thing just happened! So I’m at a restaurant at the moment and I just went to pick up my salad and while I was about to sit down, I hit my head to the lamp above my table. So embarrassing, and it wasn’t a small “ups I hit my head” but a “whoa, I need to crab on this lamp so that it doesn’t fall off!”. Now I’m just trying to act cool like nothing happened. Humans are so awkward, at least I am.

Now that I’m almost recovered from my embarrassing accident and glanced at my salad, I want to tell you about Thursday’s press day, which was right on point! I usually don’t write about the events that I’m either organising or attending but the venue was just so beautiful that I had to. Those who follow me on snapchat (@sarahgrunn) know how excited I was since my snapchat was super long, hah.

Quickly summing Ellos, they have their own fashion, interior and beauty collection which were presented at the event. The event was held at Aallon Koti which is a beautiful penthouse in the centre of Helsinki. The venue was decorated with beautiful flowers that complimented the interior design perfectly. Laura from Home via Laura blog was the mastermind behind the interior decoration. She is such a brilliant person and her ability to create something like this is just amazing.

The event went quickly since there was so much to see and shoot. Oh and the food that Sara la Fountain made, d-e-l-i-c-i-o-u-s. I tried my best to give a glimpse to the vibe that I felt.

Have an amazing week everyone! <3

Ellos AW16 press day // saraphina.fi

 Ellos AW16 press day // saraphina.fi

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Ellos AW16 press day // saraphina.fi

Ellos AW16 press day // saraphina.fi

Oh, and here’s a picture of me and Adama. Kisses <3

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Ronja Sallinen

Saraphina.fi // KappAhl, SuperDry,

DAMN WHAT A DAY!

I want to tell you something. Live. Don’t just breath, eat and go to school or work. I want you to enjoy every hour you have. Take every opportunity that comes to your way and have the courage to take risks. Have courage to fulfil your dreams and be the person you want to be. Have goals. Create a world for yourself where every day is an opportunity to do what you love and be who you want to be. Don’t let anyone tell you who you should be because the best version of you is the one you create and vision.

Put yourself in a position that it’s almost impossible not to dance, smile and and just be happy no matter where you are. Create a life that satisfies you and gives you so much that it’s impossible not to give back.

Do what makes you happy. Strive to be the best version of you. Create your own world. Vision your future. Wake up in the morning with a smile on your face. Live.

 

Saraphina.fi // KappAhl, SuperDry,, Primeboots

Saraphina.fi // KappAhl, SuperDry,, Primeboots

Saraphina.fi // KappAhl, SuperDry,

Saraphina.fi // KappAhl, SuperDry,, Primeboots

Saraphina.fi // KappAhl, SuperDry,, Primeboots

Saraphina.fi // KappAhl, SuperDry,, Primeboots

Saraphina.fi // KappAhl, SuperDry,, Primeboots

OUTFIT

Dress ☞KappAhl

Jacket ☞ Superdry

Boots ☞ Primeboots

Bracelet & Ring ☞ Kalevala Koru

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NYX Soft Matte Lip Creams • SWATCH

SARAPHINA // Nyx Soft matee lip cream

 

It’s swatch time, oop oop! Damn I’ve been waiting for a long time to try NYX Soft Matte Lip Creams. So long that I ordered six of them at the same time, hah. Prepare for a along post and a lot of selfies. To be honest I can’t remember when was the last time that I took so many selfies. At one point I was constantly taking pictures of myself but for some reason I’m not that into it anymore. But! For you my loves I do my everything.

I tried my best to take pictures that show exactly how the shades look like on my skin tone and how they differ from one another. In addition I wanted to include which are my favourites and why. I divided the shades into three parts to make it a bit easier to see the differences :)

Comment if you liked this post! I’ll definitely do more of these if you are interested. By the way, have any of you tried these shades or generally NYX’s lip creams?

LE NATUREL LIPS

SARAPHINA // Nyx Soft matte lip cream, Sydney

 

SARAPHINA // Nyx Soft matee lip cream, Stockholm & Cairo

 

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Out of these two STOCKHOLM is definitely my favourite one. CAIRO is a bit too light for me so I tend to mix it up with the other colours to get a beautiful ombre effect. Tho, I can already imagine being tanned and wearing CAIRO. Let’s see! About the consistency, CAIRO is a bit thin in my opinion and dryer then the rest. To get the most out of this shade I apply two layers and before applying the second one, I let the first layer to dry for a moment. This gives a maximum coverage.

 

SARAPHINA // Nyx Soft matee lip cream, Sydney & Buenos AiresSARAPHINA // Nyx Soft matte lip cream, Sydney

SARAPHINA // Nyx Soft matte lip cream, Sydney

SARAPHINA // Nyx Soft matee lip cream,  SARAPHINA // Nyx Soft matte lip cream, Buenos Aires

SARAPHINA // Nyx Soft matte lip cream, Buenos Aires

 

Out of these two I’m yet to decide which one is my favourite. I’m leaning towards SYDNEY as it’s such a freaky colour but yet it works really well. BUENOS AIRES is a bit like Cairo but has more of and orange and peachy tone to it. Like CAIRO, Buenos Aires is a bit dryer so I use the same trick as with Buenos Aires. I’m curious to see how long the product will last as the consistency it a bit different. But don’t worry, it’s completely normal that different shades have a different consistency.

 

SARAPHINA // Nyx Soft matte lip cream, Ibiza & Morocco

 

SARAPHINA // Nyx Soft matte lip cream, Ibiza

SARAPHINA // Nyx Soft matte lip cream, Ibiza

 

SARAPHINA // Nyx Soft matte lip cream, Morocco

SARAPHINA // Nyx Soft matte lip cream, Morocco

SARAPHINA // Nyx Soft matte lip cream, Morocco

 

HELLO LIPS! I’m so in love with these two, amazing coverage and smooth application. One of the reasons why I absolutely adore matt lipsticks is that it gives you an possibility to create an illusion of fuller lips. The magic is in over lining your lips a bit, and because the product is matt, the peak of your lips aren’t highlighted. My favourite of these two shades is MOROCCO, I love how bright, almost neon, it is. Can you imagine having a tan and then Morocco on your lips. Died.

That’s it! I was thinking on swatching Kardashian Beauty’s lip products next. What do you think? (;

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White Flower

saraphina.fi // White flower

Hi Loves! How’s everyones week, did something amazing happen?

I feel like I have so much to tell you but I’m not sure where to start. If you follow me on Snapchat (@sarahgrunn) you probably already know that this week was quite important to me and I got to add a few more experiences on my list. I was so nervous about this week and I’d put a lot of my time to make everything perfect. And, it kind of was perfect.

I follow GaryVee on Snapchat and Today he told how you need to grind, use your time and give up on a few things in order to hit your goal (roughly said). I had the same mindset a while back, that you need to give up on the nice things and work instead. But I see it a bit differently nowadays. For me spending extra hours at work doesn’t mean I’m giving up on having fun or that I’m miserably working like crazy. Yes, some would say that it would be the most horrifying thing to work extra hours voluntarily and “missing out” all the fun. But what I do excites me, gives me energy and an opportunity to do, create and better myself. What I’m trying to say is that I believe that you and me can accomplish anything and it doesn’t mean we have to live a boring life for the next 5 years or live without fun. Had to put this out there! :)

I love talking about success. What it takes to become successful. Maybe I’ll make a video of it some day.

Have an amazing day everyone! <3

saraphina.fi // White Flower

saraphina.fi // White Flower

saraphina.fi // White flower

 

OUTFIT

Dress > ZARA

Denim Jacket > H&M

Flowers > Form & Flora

Photos: Natalie Vilen

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