Thursday, July 31, 2014

Amoral - Blue Prints musicvideo

Last winter I edited a video for Amoral. Thanks to Valtteri Hirvonen for this opportunity!

Amoral is quite well known metal band from Finland. Enjoy!

Friday, January 24, 2014

The Portrait

For some reason, I haven't been able to draw since my arty-upper secondary school. I guess I just needed some time to develop other things, so I can come back to drawings some other time - which happened to be this Christmas. This is a portrait of my boyfriend and his sister. I printed it out and gave it as Christmas cards to their family. I think I gotta start drawing again...

Monday, September 9, 2013

Thoughts about Ayurveda

In the beginning of this year I had a conversation with a man who is a professional of Ayurveda. Now, if you don't know what that means have a look at this: about Ayurveda. In a nutshell, it's a 5000 years old Indian medical system, science of life, that is about ultimate balance between environment, body, mind and spirit. It teaches how you can be the perfect you just by taking care of your daily routines like diet, behaviour and the proper use of senses. And I gotta say, having a chat with this man changed my every day life to something better. 

In ayurveda, there are 3 body types called Vata (Wind), Pitta (Fire), and Kapha (Earth). These are the primary forces that are responsible for the characteristics of our mind and body. Most bodies are a combination of two of these elements, one of them being the dominant. 
This is how it goes: every food you eat effects your body type in a certain way. If you eat too much something not good for your body type, you are going to have health issues. You need to know your type and eat things that are something opposite, again to reach the balance. 

To know your type and learn more about it, PLEASE read this: 

For example my body type is Pitta Vata. When unbalanced, Pitta person is usually stressed and inflamed (true dat) so avoiding things like tomatoes, citrus, vinegar etc. has helped me big time. It's funny how precisely the description of Pitta suits me. The thing with Ayurveda is that it doesn't tell you to stop eating EVERYTHING that is not the best thing for you, it just gives you guide lines what to eat more and what less. 

I know that this type of medical science is something many cultures don't understand. People trust their own medical habits and think ill about alternatives. I'm a curious person, so I don't mind trying things like Ayurveda if it can help in any way. And in my situation, I would be mad by now without the help that the man early this year gave me. I did suffer from a form of insomnia and my skin was definitely worse. Thanks to one conversation about my diet and life, I've slept well ever since with less horrible skin. 
I recommend you to find out your body type and see what are the main guide lines for you. Ayurveda is about happiness, natural health and understanding your body. It doesn't have to be radical to make a difference. Just listen to your body and give it a try!

Top make up artists at YouTube

For 2 years now I've been following YouTube make up artists and learned some serious stuff. Without these amazing people I'd still be a hot mess (and I still am time to time).

Here are few of my favourites _make up_ gurus:

Gossmakeupartist. This man is a genius! He's tricks and tips are just perfect and he really knows what he's doing. No need to say he does this for his living, not as a hobby.

Lisa Eldridge is another professional. She's worked with top models and actresses and  I love how she explains what she's doing and why. Her voice is just so calming and her work just beautiful.

pixiwoo is also a professional I look up to. She is so creative, bold AND knows how to get the best out of herself. Amazing inspiration overload!

Michelle Phan is the first make up artist I started to follow. She is one of the most popular gurus at youtube and has made beautiful career for herself. Se started with nothing and has built something amazing.

So these are people that focus their channels on make up and it's wonders. Ofc I follow like 60 other people who do make up tutorials as well, but most of them do bunch of other stuff too, vlog style. If I'm only in the mood for rebuilding my face, these are the channels I go to. Check them out and be amazed!