Saturday, December 27, 2014

Lukas

2 weeks overdue and an emergency C-section later, Lukas A. is finally here! He is now 2 weeks old and the sweetest ever!


Tuesday, December 2, 2014

La Multi Ani, Romania! Happy National Day!

Yesterday was Romania's National Day! However, living in Finland, we didn't really celebrate, but, as we happened to be in a shopping center (to pass the time, because yes, himself is still in the oven), we had some good food, topped up with some "3 way chocolate" dessert. Very yummy and lots of calories.. oh well! I thought he'd want to show up on this nice occasion, being half Romanian, but no! Maybe he wants to be born on Finland's National Day, December, 6th, so for now we're still waiting. I managed to snap a photo yesterday though, a little memory to have later on, since he was supposed to be here already celebrating with us.


Friday, November 28, 2014

Pink

40 weeks as of today and baby has decided he wants to stay in some more.. so the waiting game is now on and it's quite hard! Hence, some flowers from hubby to brighten up the house and my mood! 


Sunday, November 16, 2014

Bits And Bobs

I'm not always in the mood for photos these days, tripod and gear, so I though I'd write some quick updates of my life lately:

  • 38 weeks & 2 days today.. baby is literally around the corner
  • I feel big and heavy and putting on socks and shoes proves to be a pain
  • I'm already waiting for Christmas, hence I thought I'd make a slight change to the header of the blog.. never too early to think of Christmas, right?!
  • I'm pretty much done and have most of the Christmas gifts ready for family and friends, bought and packed - a couple awaiting delivery, however I'm glad I managed to handle this in time, I'm sure busy days will come
  • One night, bored (couldn't sleep) I decided to open an Instagram account.. can't believe I started posting pics of coffee and food! But, as with Facebook or Blogger, I'm not going to post lots of private photos, especially of the baby.. and I'm not even using hashtags! My ID is @milathestonepony, in case you're interested
  • I've coloured my hair recently, it's now dark blonde with a few highlights here and there
Wish you all a good week ahead!


Sunday, November 9, 2014

Almost There!

I guess soon enough the belly photos will stop.. I'll miss them though.. but now I've entered my 37th week, so anything can happen anytime! My official due date is November 28th, but.. I'm ready! Can't wait to see him, cuddle and snuggle! 


Thursday, October 23, 2014

Autumn Leaves

Another interpretation of Autumn nature.. quite a crafty one, and credits for this lovely bouquet go to a schoolmate of mine!


Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Saturday, August 23, 2014

Beauty Post Nr. 7 (And The Occasional Bump Update)

And so 26 weeks have gone by already..


Long time, no beauty post, eh? I guess if you read my blog you know I'm not that big of a beauty blogger, which does not mean I do not enjoy reading about (and spending too much on) beauty-related stuff. Quite the contrary! So then, let's get to business, I'll just show you a few of the most recent beauty & skin care items I purchased during my holiday weekend in Zurich, here in Finland, or online. Should you be interested in the online shopping, here's where my clicks go most of the time, just because the shipping is either free or very cheap and I always find discount vouchers on the net:


In no particular order, here's what I've been using lately:

Gliss Hair Repair With Keratin


An old love of mine when it comes to hair care. I do love the Macadamia Deep Repair Mask, but it is so pricey that I can't really buy it so often, and won't, not when there's such a good alternative with "normal" price. Leaves hair nice and smooth, ticks all the boxes for me, so I'm sure I'll stick to it.

Anti Stretch Marks Lotions


From various brands, with various costs.. as long as they do the job! I'm currently using the 3 above, depending on my mood and how much "pamper" time I have, as some of them are lighter in consistency and sink in quickly and some are a bit on the "greasy" side. I love the middle one for daytime, it comes in spray form and it's the lightest, and I use the other 2 at night.

Kiehl's SPF 50


It's not like I had a beach holiday this year to justify this purchase, but I've been reading about it forever, and when I found it in Zurich I couldn't help it and grabbed it. Turned out to be a good thing though, as we had a full month of 30 degrees (&over) proper summer here in Finland and I like to take care of my skin in "extreme" conditions. It absorbs in the skin quickly and it's not greasy. A bit pricey though.

Caudalie Micellar Water


Like, but not love. Wanted to try it after reading lots of reviews and running out of my usual make-up removers. I bought it in small version, something I usually do when I try new products, but it didn't convince me to re-purchase full size. Doesn't do wonders, in fact it doesn't do more than the normal ones like Garnier, Nivea, etc do. It smells nice, but I won't be paying just for a nice scent in the future.

The Body Shop Camomile Gentle Eye Make-Up Remover


Again - like, but not love. It does remove the eye make-up, but I've tried others that do the job quicker, so won't be returning to this one after I finish it. Good thing I only bought the travel size, somehow I'm not a fan.

LUSH Tea Tree Toner


Absolutely hate the smell of this. Smells like medicine. If I bought it for anything, it was for the anti-acne properties. How it actually really went was I was in the shop with my friend in Zurich and decided I was not getting out empty-handed. I didn't want to carry too much though, since I only had a cabin bag, so a travel size of this water seemed the perfect choice at the time. I do use it, although I don't have big skin issues at the moment.

Laura Mercier Silk Creme Foundation


Something I've been wanting to try forever, probably because we don't have Laura Mercier here in Finland, so of course, you always want what you can't have. Or at least I do! So when I found it in Zurich, I got it! The lady at the counter matched me to "cream ivory", I let her "paint" some foundation and concealer on my face and decided the foundation is coming home with me. It has a thicker consistency and a medium-full coverage. I haven't decided yet whether it's a like or a love. Must use more. 

Note: Except for the 1st one, all the other photos are retrieved from Google.

Aaaand that concludes this post! Wishing you all a great weekend!

Friday, August 15, 2014

Saturday, July 26, 2014