Ciao! If you are wondering who is the Empress behind this blog, you came to the right place!

This is me at Kaisaniemi Botanic Garden, one of my favorite spots in Helsinki

Let me introduce myself. I am Valentina, born and raised in Carpi, Italy.

In 2014, I decided to take a leap of faith and realize my lifelong dream: move to Finland. Who would leave the Mediterranean lifestyle, the delicious food, family, friends, art and history in every corner? Yeah, me. I will never regret my decision, though!

If I want something, I go and get it. In Finland, my personal path finally started. I could finally be myself 100% thanks to the open-mindedness and endless possibilities that Finland offers. In such a relatively short amount of time, I achieved many goals. The first was surely education. I managed to graduate from Lahti University of Applied Sciences (International Business) in two years instead of three and a half.

I firmly believe that in life, it is important to listen to your inner calling. Does it matter if you have ever done it? Obviously NOT! You can start learning it today! So, at the end of 2018, I founded my band Ciminero, with three other great musicians. I sing and write all the lyrics. Of course, I did not stop there, as many other music projects are coming up!

So, why am I here, writing about beauty and having fun? Well, there is something that in all these years of personal development was always by my side and constant. It was no man! I have always taken care of my appearance. My skin, my creativity and artistic expression with make-up.

The blog was born with the idea of sharing my knowledge, which is why this is written in English and not in Italian or in Finnish. Even the foreigners in Finland who do not speak the language yet, or people abroad can enjoy the content from here without the trouble of Google Translate, ha! Moreover, I want to empower and inspire as many people as possible.

Yours,

Valentina

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