Anna R.

Here is an illustration of an awesome, fun, intelligent person who I am glad to call a friend – Anna! I painted recently this for her birthday party.

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Black and gold by MERT OTSAMO // Linnanjuhlat 2015

Finland’s Independence Day Ball at the Presidential Palace 2015. Many would have to agree that this year’s best looks were designed by the talented Mert Otsamo. Absolutely gorgeous!

Here are the illustrations of actress Tiina Lymi and jewelry designer / goldsmith Saija Saarela.

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Saija Saarela


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Here is a picture with a camera and flash (not scanned), so you can see the golden paint.

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Mert Zip 1

Pic via YLE by Jyrki Lyytikkä

The dress

I rarely post pictures of myself on the blog, but this time I couldn’t resist. The dress!

I had few rather fancy events to attend recently, so I got myself this for the occasion. I could wear this every day. Really.

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the dress 3with Hilu Kemppi at FCY 70 year anniversary

Make up school // Suvi

Suvi Tiilikainen is absolutely gorgeous. In addition to that, she is a talended make-up artist. See her FB-page here. I made some illustrations of her with different make-up looks, using the color palettes from her photos. Three distinctive make-up looks every woman should try.

1 Romantic

As the name suggests we are talking about tender pink, powder pink, lilacs, softness, light lips etc.

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I really like how the eyes turned out (even if I say so myself :) , but the progress in watercolor technique is very important to me )

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Suvi look 1

2 Sophisticated

This look has much darker and stronger palette, yet still suitable for day wear.

The wine-colored lipstick brings out the eye color, so only greyish eye-shadow is enough.

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3 Holywood Glamour

This look is perfect for parties and events. What can possibly be more glamorous than the red lisptick and some eyeliner. Like a movie star!

Beauty Suvi Holywood Glamour Close up 2  Beauty Suvi Holywood Glamour Full SizeSuvi look 3Picture credit: Suvi’s FB Page