CURRENTLY READING: MY GREECE

In Estonia, we have this really popular travel books’ series calles “My”. The point is that regular people, whether they’re a tour guide, a journalist, etc have written books of their experiences with different countries. As far as I know, most of the people have had a prolonged stay, so more than just “a week under the Sun” etc. And this makes the books really insightful and interesting. The first book I’ve read from that series and my current addiction is “My Greece”, since Greece is very close to my heart for some reason. So it’s really nice to forget the mountains of snow and cold weather and dive into some sunny greek adventures before bedtime. By the way, there’s even a book in this series called “My Estonia”. 

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“Minu” sarja raamatud pole Eestis vist küll kellelegi tundmatud. Mingil veidral põhjusel oli minu skoor selle sarjaga veel avamata ja kui jõulude eel jõuluvana abilised väikest uurimustööd tegid, teadsin kohe oma soovi. Kuna Kreeka on mulle juba südamesse pugenud, tundus väga loogiline ka selle kohta lõpuks lugeda. Seega siin keset külma talve ja pakse lumehunnikuid on ääretult mõnus viia end enne uinumist Kreeka sooja päikese alla väikesele seiklusele. Oeh, Kreeka igatsus läheb nüüd eriti suureks (: Mis raamatuid te viimasel ajal lugenud olete? Mida oskate “Minu” sarjast soovitada?

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Liina x H&M Beauty x Cosmopolitan Estonia

In December I met up with H&M and Cosmopolitan to create a makeup tutorial for Cosmopolitan Estonia’s January issue. I finally have the magazine and it’s always so awesome to see my face there :D This time it was a challenge. Not only did I do the makeup but I also took the photos! So it was a fun new experience for me (: PS: Behind the scenes clips can be seen in a vlogmas video HERE

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Detsembris sain kokku HM’i ja Cosmopolitani ja üheskoos lõime jaanuari ajakirja jaoks ühe meigiõpetuse. Ajakiri on mul nüüd endal ka käes ja sain selle paberil jälle üle vaadata. Seekordne pildistamine oli huvitav väljakutse, sest lisaks meigile tegin mina ka kõik fotod. Niiet kõik, kes tahavad seda õpetust täies mahus näha, poodi Cosmopolitani ostma (: PS: Pisut telgitagustest on näha ka selles vlogmasi videos SIIN.

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HELLO, NEW YEAR*

*This is so going to be one of those cliché “looking back, looking forward” type of posts but hey.. I’m also one of those people that loves the change of years and feels different the moment January 1st rolls around. 

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So as I said, I’m one of those people that loves when the years change and I always feel fresh and motivated in the beginning of a new year. It’s been that way since I first started understanding what New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day meant. The holiday season is over and was just fabulous this time. I knew it was going to be special and that it was. We spent the last days of 2015 in Pärnu and for the first time ever I greeted the new year somewhere else than my hometown. So we spent the first days of the fresh 2016 in Pärnu and now, as we are back home, J’s little sister is spending a few days with us in the city. So I’m still kind of in that family bubble, where I don’t feel like working or being super productive just quite yet. 

I did start the day working, so we’re good. :D And I had my first client of the year today, so it’s been a good day. This year is going to be good and as cliché as that sounds, I just know and feel it. Last year wasn’t bad but it was just weird. Honestly it just wasn’t my year and even though nothing bad happened, it just…was. So now I’m going to use the freshness of the New Year that I always feel in January and February and get things in order again. 

I hope you as well feel that surge of freshness and motivation every time the New Year rolls around. It’s the same with Christmas Spirit – it’s up to you to create the feeling, no one else can do it. So if you don’t feel it, do something. To me that New Year excitement comes naturally and I hope it comes easily to you too. 

I wish you all health, energy, motivation, inspiration and power of will. Keep your friends close and let your loved ones know you love and cherish them. Sow happiness around you so you could reap it by the end of the year (:liina

VLOGMAS15 PLAYLIST

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If you haven’t subscribed to my YouTube channel, you probably haven’t seen all of the Vlogmas videos that are currently uploaded. Here’s a link to the playlist where you’ll find all the videos that are up right now and the last few that are still to come :)

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MY CHRISTMAS OUTFIT

The weather in Estonia isn’t even remotely wintery. But that doesn’t stop Christmas approaching at light speed. Since we celebrate Christmas on the 24th, there are only 4 days left! And that’s crazy to think of. My presents are all wrapped and under the Christmas tree, I just finished pre-Christmas house cleaning and I’m just about all set for Christmas. It’s time to think about my outfit for the 24th. If you still haven’t figured yours out, I think it’s about time. I initially though I’d wear a dark sparkly body-con dress. But when I saw this white dress in H&M showroom, I knew this is going to be my dress for this year’s Christmas. So here’s my Christmas outfit, probably minus the coat since it’ll be warm inside :D I love how the dress has pockets. I mean most dresses and skirts should have pockets because in my opinion it’s just so… I don’t know.. cool? :D Have you thought of your Christmas outfit yet? Let me know what ideas you have or what are you going to wear :) I’d love to hear! I do have 3 Christmas parties coming up, so I could use all the inspo I can get! 

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Kuigi ilm õues meenutab pigem eriti märga sügist või optimistlikult vaadates lausa kevadeootust, siis lähenevad jõulud sellegipoolest metsikul kiirusel. Neljas advent on praktiliselt läbi ja neli päeva on veel jõululaupäevani jäänud. Seega tasub juba mõelda mida jõuludel selga panna. Mu esialgne idee oli mingi tume sädelev kehasse kleit. Ent kui seda valget mustade kantidega kleiti H&M’i showroomis nägin, olin täiesti müüdud. Teadsin kohe, et sellest saab minu jõulukleit. Tõsi, mantlit ma jõuluõhtul sinna peale ilmselt ei viskaks, kuna toad on soojad :D Sellegipoolest sobib mantel valge kleidiga ideaalselt. Isegi nende pikkused matchivad! Mulle meeldib, kuidas sellel kleidil on taskud. Minu meelest võiks praktiliselt igal kleidil ja seelikul taskud olla! Kas te olete juba oma jõuluõhtu riietusele mõelnud? Meie pere traditsioon (või siis vähemalt minu enda, haha :D) on pisut pidulikumad riided, kui mõnusad koduriided. Kuna neid perekeskseid jõulupidusid tuleb mul lausa kolm, on teie jõuluriietuse ideed vägagi oodatud :) Ühele kolmest läheks ma tegelikult meeleldi mõne totralt armsa jõulukampsuniga, aga ühtegi sellist mul paraku pole. Niisiis, jutustage kommentaarides mida teie plaanite jõuluõhtul selga panna :)

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Earrings, dress, coat – H&M

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QUIRKY CASUAL

The next outfit I put together with H&M is a quirky casual set. Overalls are something that mostly remind me of my childhood. But adding black overalls to a stripy body makes them a bit more playful and definitely a lot more grown-up! This is a set that can easily be dressed up with some eye-catching jewellery but it’s also easy to leave it a bit toned down. So wether you wear overalls to the office or to a party in the evening, you’ll definitely catch some looks ;) When was the last time you wore overalls? 

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Teine komplekt, mis H&Miga kokku sai pandud, on lõbus ja väikese kiiksuga. Tõstke käsi kelle jaoks samuti traksipüksid pigem lapsepõlve meenutavad? Mina igatahes tõstan käe. Küll aga on need mustad traksipüksid kindlad pilgupüüdjad. Need on ühtaegu lõbusad ja täiskasvanulikud. Seega pole vahet, kas minna nendega tööle või õhtul hoopis välja, tähelepanu saab nendega kindlasti. Minu valikuks jäi seekord pisut lihtsam komplekt, kus kõrvarõngad on väikesed ja pikkadeks varrukateks on peal valge kampsun. Kui tagasihoidlikud ehted asendada millegi väljapaistvamaga ja kampsun näiteks pintsaku vastu välja vahetada, on tegu juba hoopis särtsakama komplektiga. Millal teie viimati traksipükse kandsite?

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Overalls, cardigan (last year), body, sunglasses – H&M

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COSY LAZY DAY OUTFIT

I teamed up with H&M and together we’ll bring you 3 very different outfits. Today’s is the cosy lazy day outfit I love to wear at home. It’s perfect for when it’s cold outside or when you’ve had a really stressful workday and need to unwind. Just grab a cosy mustard coloured sweater, your favourite leggings and warm yourself with some hot chocolate. That’s exactly what I love to do when I’ve had a busy day and need to relax for a little or when it’s time to edit videos. Nothing better than doing it in a comfy outfit (: The scarf and sweater should arrive in stores in a few weeks, the leggings I got probably ages ago and the slippers are a Christmas present from years back. I love how the scarf has different sides, each one with a different pattern. So depending on the mood I can choose which one to showcase. My favourite is the one you can see on the first photo – blue pattern on a white base. Those types of patterns remind me of Greece and I just love that country (:What do you like to wear around the house? 

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Lõin käed H&M-ga ning üheskoos toome teieni kolm väga erinäolist komplekti. Esimene neist on kõige sossum, täpselt ideaalne nendeks momentideks, kus on näiteks pärast väsitavat tööpäeva vaja natuke lõõgastuda ja miks mitte sarju vaadata/videoid monteerida. Selga üks pehme kampsun, jalga mugavad retuusid ja eriti jaheda olemise korral kaela mõnus suur sall. Kõrvale tass sooja kakaod ja no on ju mõnus. Sinepikarva kampsun ja sall peaksid lähinädalate jooksul poodi jõudma. Retuusid on juba ammune leid H&Mist ja sussid on paari aasta tagune jõulukink. Sallipildilt on pisut näha ka, et sallil on neli erinevat mustrit. Nii on hea otsustada vastavalt tujule, kas parasjagu tuua esile heledamat või tumedamat salliserva. Minu lemmik on kindlasti valgel põhjal muster, mis on ülemistel piltidel ka ilusti näha. Sellised sini-valged mustrid seostuvad mul kohe Kreekaga ja no see riik on ikka korralikult südamesse pugenud (: Mida teile kodus kanda meeldib?

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Sweater, scarf, leggings – H&M

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