Being yourself, when world falls apart

I read a lot of interviews and quotes by famous people. They are often asked about the one life advice they would give. How to be successful and how to have a better quality of life. Quite a few answers to that question the exact same way: Be Yourself. What does it mean to be yourself? How can you be yourself? I’ve struggled a lot at accepting myself. I’ve had to learn things the hard way and that has caused a lot of emotional anxiety, depression and yet also discrimination from others who didn’t want to support me on my…
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Nude makeup on the set

My own daily makeup usually consists of a BB-cream and black mascara and if I am feeling wild, some lip gloss. The black eyeliner and fake eyelashes are part of my look when I am doing something else than just going to the grocery store or school. However, last week in the set of Sport Girl 2016, makeup artist Mariela Sarkima used me as a model for a nude makeup tutorial. As the episode airs today from the TV here in Finland, I decided to share some of the products that she used in my blog. Oma päivittäinen meikkini koostuu…
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Power Yoga sequence for Full Body toning

My latest yoga video is a 20-minute long power yoga sequence that focuses on your arms, core and legs. I got a requested to create a routine like that through snapchat and it has been received well. Usually the yoga videos I create are for the busy bee city girl who has too many errands to run, but needs that 5 to 10 minutes of a workout everyday to get the day started. I was surprised that people have liked my power yoga sequence so much even though it is 50% longer in duration than my other workouts. You will…
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Updates, hello!

I opened this website+blog marinkaessel.com at the end of summer. I was writing my blog under the domain klaaqu.com until 2014 November and after that my blog was under the FitFashion blog portal for a year. Only now have I finally received my old entries in a zip folder and I can start the moving process under this domain (if I want to). Also I updated my Bloglovin and moved all my old followers from klaaqu under the marinkaessel domain. This is why I am writing this entry because most of my followers might not be aware that I even…
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