5+1 ways to feel like you’re on vacation

It’s officially Fall y’all! At least in Finland it is…

For me this Summer was full of work and occasionally a couple of days off here and there. Sometimes it was hard to put aside all of the stress and work and just relax. Luckily I started to develop a system which helped me to get into my “vacation mood” even if it’s just for a 24 hours.

Now that the Summer has ended and most of us go back to school or work, here are my 5+1 tips on how to feel like you’re on vacation and get that relaxed mode on even when you are back to your Fall routines!

1. Be in your pajamas all day

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Seriously like what’s stopping you? Nothing screams a day-off like hanging in your favorite pajamas all day. My personal go-to pajamas are surprise surprise: kaftans!

2. Make something yummy for breakfast

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Breakfast: the start of the day. Why not make it a hint more interesting? If you eat the same kind of thing every morning, it’s a little luxury to have something little extra. Freshly squeezed orange juice OR chocolate coffee and cinnamon buns.

3. Pamper yourself

Whether it’s a simple footbath or 2 hour visit to the sauna, pampering yourself with something special is a must for having that vacation mood on. Oil cleansing method is also my favorite if I want to deep cleanse my skin!

4. Eat outside

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This is something I will do if the weather allows! There is something unique about eating outside, since in Finland we cannot do that very often, even in the summer time. So every chance I got, I want to eat outside! Makes me feel like I’m on vacation plus the food tastes much better outside. Just dress up warmly if you live up here in the North. #winteriscoming

5. Read a fiction book

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I tend to read two kinds of books at the same time: one on self-development and one fiction book. When I really want to feel relaxed I grab my favorite fiction book and read it all day everyday to get my brain in the right mode.

+1 chill out in nature

If you want to de-stress the old-fashioned way, go for a nice walk in nature. Feel the fresh air and if possible go without your phone or anything that might distract you from being in the present. Nothing says vacation like chilling in nature.

 

I hope you had an amazing Summer and wish you all the best for the upcoming Fall!

 

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*Meeri

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MIAMI MARCH | mini lookbook

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Even though my Youtube videos are mostly in Finnish, these types of styling videos are fortunately not bind to any particular language!

The last time I was in Miami, I had to of course make my bf to film couple of my OOTDs and here is the result. I’m still using my iPhone to film these types of videos but I realize that this cannot go on forever ;D Slo-mo is always fun, just remember to watch this in HD !

Outfit 1

Jumpsuit : Urban Outfitters Vintage

Shoes: Jeffrey Campbell Lita

Faux septum: Blackheart

Sunnies: Ninja

Bandana: Second Hand

Outfit 2

Dress: Superdry

Long sleeve shirt: American Apparel

Shoes: Nike

Faux septum: Blackheart

Choker: Second Hand

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8 (VEGAN) BEAUTY TRAVEL ESSENTIALS

I have enjoyed the Miami sun and now I’m back in Finland and enjoying the heat from our fireplace. Of course the jet lag had me for the first week so that’s why I haven’t been posting but since all this travel has been going on –> I thought I’d share my vegan beauty travel essentials!

I’m not one of those crazy beauty gurus that do that full on make-up and beauty routine but I still have some essentials that I do take with me on a long-haul flight.

So here are my 8 vegan beauty travel essentials for a long-haul flight in no particular order:

1. Hand sanitizer

This is a must. If nothing else makes to the plane, this does. Planes are not the most hygienic places so having a hand sanitizer is an essential. Don’t wash your hands in the planes toilet; the water isn’t the purest. You can also use this sanitizer and tissues to wipe out your table and armrests.

2. Rosewater spray / face spray

Imagine that you have been sitting on a plane for 6 hours and the end is nowhere near. It’s starting to get too hot or too cold and very uncomfortable. Here you pull out your rosewater spray and spray that onto your (preferably clean) face and feel the freshness. Sounds like a plan? Yes, it does.

3. Argan oil

Occasionally my skin gets very dry while flying. So I want to nourish it with the best of the best: argan oil. It easy to carry and mine it has the pipet that makes it easy to apply. The benefit of having argan oil versus a face cream is that you can use it for your nails or neck or any other part of your skin that feels dry.

4. Towelettes

The fresh feeling when you wipe your face clean on a plane! I prefer something that doesn’t have much alcohol in it ’cause alcohol tends to dry out my skin even though I would put argan oil right after. Also the travel size towelettes that have like 5-10 pieces are the best so you don’t have to carry a big package with you.

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5. Peppermint essential oil

Maybe not for everyone but after having brought this little buddy with me on the flight to Helsinki to Miami, I will add this to my essential list no doubt. Hence the word “essential oil”:D Long-haul flights can get very stuffy and I tend to manage to pull sort of a headache from all of that traveling. Sniff on peppermint essential oil helps with the headache and relaxes. After all every little thing that can freshen up the travel is a must.

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6. Toothbrush and toothpaste

After landing it’s time to rush to the bathroom and brush our teeth. I like this bamboo cole brush with Urtekrams fluor mint toothpaste. Nothing better than getting a fresh breath after a long flight.

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7. Hand cream

Every time I set foot on a plane, all the moisture from my hands disappear. So hand cream is crucial for me. I like to have something with a fresh smell like aloe vera and something that absorbs quickly. I’ve been using Urtekrams Aloe Vera Hand Cream lately and I highly recommend that one!

 8. Deodorant

This is no brainer as well. But I usually apply deodorant after landing. Feel like after a long flight brushing your teeth and doing a small underarm shower in the bathroom and then getting that deodorant gets me going. Don’t like to use any perfume. It can easily get stuffy and really annoying ’cause even though it may smell nice you don’t necessarily get that fresh feeling.

 

So those were all my beauty essentials for a long-haul flight! I hope you found some inspiration for your travels and leave me a comment your favorite beauty product that you always take with you! I would love to hear your essentials as well 🙂

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MIAMI LOOKBOOK | youtube

Hi guys!

It’s been awhile but I’m back with another video. Footage captured only using iPhone! I share couple of my most worn styles I wore in my visit in Miami.

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OUTFIT #1

Running pants: Intersport

Star Wars shirt: Topshop

Shoes: Nike

Sunnies: Ninja

Cap: Nike

Necklace: Second Hand

OUTFIT #2

Shorts: Second Hand

Crop Top: Topshop

Bomber: Monki

Fake Septum: Black Heart

Sunnies: Ninja

Shoes: Nike

OUTFIT #3

Trousers: Vero Moda

Shirt: American Apparel

Shoes: Nike

Necklace: Second Hand

Fake Septum: Black Heart

OUTFIT #4

Trousers: Vero Moda

Top: Vero Moda

Knitting: Noisy May

Necklace: Efva Attling

Shoes: Jeffrey Campbell Lita

Thanks for reading and watching! 

You are awesome!

*Meeri