SUPPLIES YOU SHOULD OWN | NAIL ART

07.14 pm ● beauty & nail art

You might have just found the wonderful world of nail art, and now you're wondering what are some nail art supplies you should get. Here's seven things I personally think you should own to make it easier to show the creative side of yourself on your nails, except for nail polish obviously.

 
Nail files and buffer blocks. Do I even need to add anything to this?
 
Dotting tools. These are great for, well, dots. There are dotting tools in different sizes, so whenever you want a bigger dot there's no need to try to make one with the small ends. An alternative for dotting tools are tooth picks or bobby pins.
 
Cuticle trimmer. I rarely use the actual trimmer side of this, unless I feel like it really is necessary. Instead I use it a lot to push back my cuticles.
 
Brushes. Different brushes are something I think every nail art enthusiast should own. They're great for different kind of stripes and details, and there's lots of different sizes and types. This is the set of brushes I have. If you're someone who's really into details, nail art pens might be something for you! 
 
Tweezers. This shouldn't really be in this list actually, unless you're an active user of nail art decorations. Tweezers make it so much easier! There are also tools that are specifically made for this, but the one's I've tried haven't really worked that well.
 
 
Top and base coats. Top coats make your nail polish last longer, and base coats often contain stuff like vitamins and protein to protect your nails. I also have clear nail polish which I use when I don't feel like having any colour on my nails, or sometimes as a top coat if I don't want my nail polish/art to last a long time.
 
 
Nail tapes. These are so great to own! You can use them to create the perfect lines or cool nail art, by leaving or removing the tape when finished.
 
Nail art supplies are often very expensive (or is that just Finland?), so I like to order mine from miniinthebox. They have lots of stuff for really cheap, I always order from there! Another online store, which I haven't ordered from but I've heard a lot about it, is Born Pretty Store. They also have a wide selection of nail art supplies, but it's a little more expensive than the first one.
 
What are some things you think everyone should own?
 

WE ARE ALL HEROES | EUROVISION 2015

03.57 pm ● music & concerts, writing

And just like that Eurovision is over again! 
 
Sweden and Måns Zelmerlöw took first place with 365 points. x
 
Finland's and Sweden's are the only songs I listen to beforehand, as I don't want to hear any of the songs before the big final. This year Finland and Pertti Kurikan Nimipäivät unfortunately didn't get to the final, which is such a shame. The song wasn't good, but it would have been so important for them to be there. This year was the 60th Eurovision, and Australia got the honour to participate.
 
Overall I didn't like Eurovision this year. There was nothing wrong with what Austria put together, they did an amazing job! But there were too many ballads, and the performances were nothing special, really. Where was all the glitter, crazy costumes and weird things? Vampires, monsters, dancing discoballs, women in mini skirts? It felt more like an actual singing competition than Eurovision. 
 
It looked like Russia was going to win for a long time, but they ended up second with 303 points. Australia got 196 points, which was enough for a 5th place. x / x
 
I spent the night with my friends and we gave points to all the contestants. The winner was clearly Sweden's Måns Zelmerlöw as we all gave him 12 points, and the one with the least points was Cyprus and John Karayiannis with only one point from us all (we agreed beforehand that 1 point is the least we'll give anyone). There weren't many countries that got more than 5 points from me, only Israel and Russia both 6 points, Australia got 8 and Sweden got 12. 
 
Eurovision isn't supposed to be an actual singing competition for me. The more weird and 'what the fuck' moments there are the better. Someone who deserves to win is someone who I actually remember when the voting starts. This year it was actually more like someone I remember 10 seconds after the song has ended. Someone who is different, and stands out, but also has a great performance and song, is the winner for me. 
 
This year it was Sweden. Remember - "we are all heroes, no matter who we are, who we love or what we believe in."
 
What did you think of Eurovision this year? Who was your favourite and least favourite, and what did you think of the winner?