Wednesday, April 24, 2013

New hair look, striped blazer and Helsinki's summer novelties

Helsinki, 11 degrees



Picasso had his pink period and his blue period. I am in my blonde period right now.

The second day at work with my new hair look was amazing; days like these really make me realize why I love Helsinki so much! During this clear blue sunny day, I was lucky enough to enjoy a Food Sightseeing Tour by Food Sightseeing Helsinki, Kickbiking Tour by Kickbike and Sailing Ship Tour by Fregatti! How cool is that? One can easily say that Helsinki showed her best qualities today and truly made me look forward to the summer season! In Helsinki when we talk about the summer season, we intend May-August. Since I knew that we were heading to a sailing ship in the end of the day, I dressed to the occasion wearing a striped blazer jacket.


I know that not all of you readers thought my blonde long bob was a good idea, but I must say that my hairdresser Kaipaamo did it again! Or what do you think? I couldn't be happier with the fresh spring look! Let's see if it's true that blondes have more fun?! One of my colleagues took photos of me at work as well so that I could update my business card and have one with my new hair look.

Have I told you that the staircase leading to my workplace is one of the prettiest places in Helsinki? Built and decorated in the Jugend architectural style, it's stunning. It's even mentioned in the book Storybook Helsinki and Beyond, a true jewel for fans of architecture.


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Those of you who look close at these photos taken at my workplace notice that I have a different shade on my lips than in the first photos of this blog post. Lately, I've gone cuckoo for tangerine, and yesterday on a shopping spree I found two new beauty products of my liking. I fell in love with this fierce tangerine-colored nail polish by Finnish makeup brand Lumene. I thought it was perfect for my little toenails, hehe. I also just had to pick up the lipstick called "Orange shine" by Max Factor! How do you feel about the color tangerine?


Many of my friends have asked me how I was able to get this blond. I must say it has been a long process, taking almost two years! Have a look at my earlier hair related blog posts e.g. here, here and here!


I'm a strong believer in that I couldn't have done it without going to an ecological hairdresser! This look has really made me realize that it's really worth it to be patient. Two of my favorite hair products right now are of the organic brand Less is More, do you know it? The lavender smooth balm functions as a heat protectant and the rose serum functions as a styling, shine and finish serum.

This leads me to a question that I have for you readers: would you like to read more beauty hints like this on my blog? Share your views!

14 comments:

  1. Näytät tosi upealta ja kauniilta! Blondit hiukset sopii kyllä siulle erittäin hyvin :) Myös tuo ihan tumma (1.kuva) ja keskiruskea (4.kuva, tosi sulonen ilme muuten!) tukka vanhoissa kuvissa näyttää kivalta.
    Mulla on ollut vuoden parin välein tummasta blondiin ja sitten taas takaisin ruskeaan - villitys, mutta nyt olen jämähtänyt tähän ruskeaan, josta koitan punaista vivahdetta saada pois kokonaan.. Sitten voisi harkita taas sitä vaalennusta, hihi :)

    Indie by heart

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    1. Kiitos ihana Satu! Kiva kuulla sun hiussuunnitelmista :)

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  2. Your day sounds amazing!! And I love your striped blazer!

    Would you like to follow each other on GFC/Bloglovin'?

    xx
    Sophisticated Lace

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  3. wow, you look SO different with that new hair! like really really different, hehe. like another person even. but I have to say I quite like the new look and the first photo on the right is my definite favourite from this selection. also I have to say it must be so comfortable to take care of your short hair, definitely an important perk of having short hair ;) oh and I also really like your outfit. there's just something about it.
    when it comes to the changes in me and my life then it's definitely not something that should be in the comments section :P too long and too complicated.

    Maiken,
    Maikeni blogi - part of me

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    1. Haha, thanks Maiken for your kind words! I told you it was going to be radical ;)

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  4. great look honey :)
    Wanna follow each other?

    LOVE,
    JS photography

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  5. Haha I had my hair blonde until a while ago; now I am going through a red hair period :)

    x

    Marielle

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    1. Haha I guess we all have our different color periods..how is your red one going? :)

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  6. you always look so well put together! lovely looks!
    wish you a very inspiring and happy week!
    kisses

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    1. Thank you Aida for your kind words!

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