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Hi and welcome! This is Black Saliva, a style focused blog written by Viivi Vanessa R.

I'm a 23 year old girl from Helsinki, Finland and this blog is my own little space on the internet where I can share my thoughts, outfits and write a bit about my life and stuff that I do.

For first timers, I'd say take a quick look at ABOUT ME and get to know me a little before browsing through my posts.

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2014/06/23

Drooling Over Your Polish

GUYS. I HAVE SOME VERY EXCITING NEWS FOR YOU ALL. You might know about this already if you've been following me on other social media platforms, such as Instagram and Twitter, but now.. it's time to make it official!

You probably know that I'm absolutely crazy about almost everything nail-related, and if you don't... well you know now and you can only imagine how friggin' excited I am about this!! One of my long-term dreams has been to get to design my own nail polish and... IT FINALLY CAME TRUE!!

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I wanted the name of the polish to be somewhat related to my blog's title and 'white saliva' or 'gold saliva' would've been super lame so I came up with this instead! It's kinda funny and cute, ain't it? :-D

I was at work one day and Satu started talking about a custom nail polish collection we might have a change to do with this great indie polish brand - Dollish Polish, and I immediately agreed it would be a great idea. SO, we started thinking about it right away and decided we would ask some of our bloggers to collaborate with us and have them each create their own dream polish.

And well, I might be working for CesarsShop and I might not exactly fit into the beauty/nail blogger category, but I am a blogger as well and nails are a big part of me and this blog. SO I BUTTED MY WAY IN, haha. The other fabulous bloggers we asked to join the project are Charming Nails, Saara Sarvas, Polishaholic, Better Nail Day, Wasting Lifestyle and Sonnela.

L to R: Charming Nails, me, Saara Sarvas, Polishaholic, Better Nail Day & Wasting Lifestyle and Sonnela.

So. If you were given the task to design any kind of polish, what would yours be like? Well, for sure you don't want something that you know already exists, right? After that you'll probably start thinking what kind of formulas you prefer. I mostly like cremes and glitters and that's pretty much it. A creme polish would've been boring to do, so it was easy to decide I would go with glitter!

The next thing I asked myself was; what kind of glitter? And in what colors? I had two ideas. I could mix all kinds of pretty colors together, or I could go with a more simple version and pick two colors. I decided to go with the two-color version and picked my favorite colors for it. WHITE and GOLD.

This was the first picture I saw after giving Dolly my ideas for the polish. It was perfect right away!

I wanted the polish to have a clear base so it could be used as a glitter topper or on it's own. I first was thinking about picking one of the colors as the "main color", but ended up going 50% and 50% in the end. The nail polish has white hexagon glitter in 4 different sizes and gold hexagon glitter in 3 different sizes and the final product is so goddamn pretty and sparkly and exactly how I imagined it would be!


We finally recieved these polishes at Cesars last week and I decided to do my nails with it right away. I continued with the white x gold theme and this is how they turned out! The other polishes I used, were Essie Blanc and art liners in white and gold glitter.


I love how they turned out, what do you think?

AND THE BEST PART; This nail polish collection will be sold exclusively at www.CesarsShop.fi starting tomorrow at 18:00! So if you're drooling over mine (or somebody else's) polish, be sure to check it out! The price is 14,80€ for a bottle and they're 15ml each.

Sadly, we can only ship inside Finland due to the finnish customs that suck and don't allow shipping nail polish outside our country. Sorry about that.

SHOP THIS COLLECTION HERE!

2014/05/14

mama i'm a mesh

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tee unif shorts unif shoes unif necklace ebay shades choies

Hi lovelies! Here's a few outfits snaps from last friday and I'm kinda sad there was only three pics I was happy with... It started raining right after we went outside to take some pics, so my hair got frizzy and flat and overally it just wasn't a great weather to be outdoors at all.

So, after taking the few pics shown above, we headed to my neighbourhood liquor store to buy some sparkling wine to lift up our spirits and headed back to my place. Later in the evening we ended up going clubbing to Club Vatican, which turned out to be a really nice place (I wanna go again!!), but if I would've known there would be a masquarade theme party happening there, I would've worn something completely different lol.

Anyway, what I ended up wearing was my favorite harness shorts, new FTW mesh jersey and new platforms by UNIF. This shirt is also available as a regular tee, but who would pick that when you can have the mesh one!

I'm also in love with these new shoes I bought and I must say that they're the comfiest platforms I've worn so far! But they're also quite narrow, so if you have wide feet and are thinking about buying these, think again. They came with black laces so you can change the look of them if you want to, which I think is a great plus.



Oh yeah, and here's my current set of nails! I wanted to try some of my new glitter polishes (the pink/white one: Color Club - My Generation) and this is what I came up with!

I also got the idea to try out the splatter technique after reading an article about it in the newest Nail It! -issue

I first tried using a toothbrush for the effect but that didn't work at all for me so I used the straw technique instead. I noticed that it works the best if you use a thin straw (well, a normal one I guess. I have big ones and normal ones so I consider the normal one as a small one lol).
For the best result, try quickly blowing into the straw and don't hold it too close to your nail. 5-10cm distance should work the best.

It was my first time trying out this technique, but I think result was pretty good anyway! What do you think? Would you try this yourself?

2014/04/27

Cosmoprof Bologna 2014

Hi guys! It's time for a little report and not-so-little photospam from my trip to Bologna, Italy earlier this month. As I told you before, the trip was a short 3 days & 2 nights kind of thing to check out what's new with nails at Cosmoprof beauty fair.

The building you can see in the pic above, was the hotel me and my boss, Satu, were staying at during the trip.

The hotel was a bit far away from the center, but that was okay because it was only a 5 minute walk away from the place where the beauty fair was held! The weather was kinda gloomy like this for the first two days, but that didn't matter much since we spent most of the time indoors anyway.

So, let me tell you a bit about Cosmoprof. It's a huge beauty fair that is arranged every year in Bologna, Las Vegas and Hong Kong. And well, Italy being the closest one to Finland, we decided to go there. But it would be soooo cool to visit Las Vegas or Hong Kong someday!

The fair consist of all kinds of beauty related things, such as hair, nails, spa, perfumes, cosmetics and a lot more. We - working with an online store for nail stuff - obviously were there to check out everything nail related. The area was so big, you needed a map to navigate yourself to the places you wanted to go, haha.

So now here's some photos I took during the trip, enjoy!

a costume idea for next Halloween maybe?

Have I died and landed on the nail polish heaven? This was the booth O.P.I's Italian distributor had.

The upcoming O.P.I x Coca Cola collection! I was so surprised to see this, because I was not expecting that many colors. I mean, come on. I literally thought it would only have colors like red, white, black and dark brown lol.

Here's me! People at the fair wanted to take pictures of my nails (or with me) all the time. It was fun at first but once someone stopped me, more people appeared and it was getting harder and harder to move on and I had to say no to some people so we could continue checking the booths haha.

Yayyy, this was one of the things I was looking forward to the most! Color Club and Ruby Wing nail polishes are one of our main products that we import to Finland and it was so cool to get to see all their new collections in person! They also re-designed their bottles recently and the new design made even the older colors look new and exciting :D I think the new design is so much better than the old one. It was also nice to meet some of the people I've been emailing with for couple years!

Everything looks so pretty!

After the first day at Cosmoprof, we headed out to the city to have dinner and check out the night life. We started the night with a three course meal at a hotel where some of our colleagues were staying at, then took a taxi to the center to have some drinks at some terrace and then headed clubbing. It was a really fun night, even tho I was feeling quite terrible the next morning lol.

 The last day was finally a bit sunnier and warmer!

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But soon it was time to head back to the airport and fly back to Finland. The weekend went by really fast, it was so much fun and it didn't feel like work at all :) I hope we'll get some the new products we found, to Finland soon! Be sure to check out CesarsShop.fi for new products in the future ;)

Thanks for reading! ♡