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

I'm a 24 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.

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2015/07/25

vault sandals


Some sharp-eyed readers might have noticed the new shoes in the previous post, but it's okay even if you didn't, because here's some better pictures of them!

I ordered these Vault platform sandals from Unif some time ago and finally got them after agonizing 3 and half weeks long wait. Ugh, their shipping used to take maximum 5 days so I was okay with paying $20 for it. Now they have two shipping options. The cheaper one (which I used) is $18 and the express shipping is quite salty $35. Turns out the pricey express shipping is the same they had before for $20 and the cheaper one takes waayy longer than the promised 1-2 weeks. Boohoo, Unif, why are you doing this to me.

Anyway, the shoes are made of leather, they look pretty rad and.... they're giving me 3 blisters on BOTH feet. I'm currently trying to break them in by wearing band-aids over the spots where I can feel the blisters are most likely to form and walk short distances with them. The leather should give in, but I have no idea how long it will take before they'll be comfy to wear.... If you have any tips, they're more than welcome!

Also, they jingle quite a lot when walking, so sneaking around is pretty much impossible lol.

Damn my bare legs look ugly in these close-ups.

2015/07/21

CORM=萌え?

bomber corm top joyrich shoes fig&viper socks fig&viper shades wildfox couture

dress corm shorts unif shoes unif choker corm

Ahoy! Seems like another cool online store has opened it's interactive doors in Finland recently. Corm.moe's clothing are inspired by Harajuku, future and the internet which is a pretty cool combo, don't you think? And it's definitely something Finland hasn't had before.

I got to pick some of my favourite items from their store and these are the two outfits I put together using those items! Which one do you prefer? I love mesh things so I went wild and picked both, their mesh bomber and the mesh dress haha. I love them. The bomber especially is super cool.

But you know what's even better? Corm actually has a pop-up store in Helsinki at the moment! I went to check it out last week and it was nice to see all the clothes in person and meet the lovely staff who run the store. So if you have time, do check it out! The store can be found at Unioninkatu 25 until the next Sunday.

Here's some pics I took when I visited the store ↓↓↓


Cute, right?! But even if you can't make it to the store this week, no worries! I actually have a discount code for you to make your shopping a bit easier. They currently ship to Sweden, Norway, Denmark, France and the UK besides Finland.

USE CODE "BLACKSALIVA" TO GET 15% OFF FROM YOUR ORDER!
the code expires on 26/07/2015 midnight


If you like their stuff, don't forget to follow Corm on Facebook and Instagram

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2015/07/17

new iphone + case


My old iPhone 4S had been having some problems for a long time now (freezing, running out of battery super fast, broken sleep/wake button), so I finally had had enough and went to get myself a new iPhone 6.

I picked the 16GB version in white x gold since that's my favourite color combo anyway and I probably won't need 64GB memory because I have an iPod for all my music. I had 32GB in my previous phone which would've been the best option, but seems like that isn't available in the newest model? I wonder why.

Anyway, getting a new phone means you have a permission to buy new pretty cases for it! I bought this super pretty Marc by Marc Jacobs case for my iPhone from SHOPBOP (here) and I must say their shipping was probably the fastest ever! It took only 3 days to arrive, so I was very happy about that.

I was first thinking about getting a case from Joyrich, but after I noticed their shipping would cost as much as the case itself, I decided to postpone my plans and wait till I can visit their store in Tokyo.

What's your favourite places to buy phone cases from?

2015/07/10

NEW NAILS: water marbling x2


Remember when I told you I had previously been traumatized by water marbling? I promised to give it a try during this year and seems like that happened sooner than I thought it would :D I also decided why not try more than one method while I'm at it? So I ended up using the regular water marbling technique as well as the water spotted technique.



Water marbling (the regular way) - I have no idea how you guys can get beautiful and symmertical shapes on the water, but i wasn't going for those this time, so these irregular shapes were more than ok! I used yellow, orange, pink and purple polishes for marbling, changing the color combo a bit for each nail to get a lively result.

I didn't use any base color before marbling, so they came out slightly transparent but I don't think it looks bad at all. After marbling I applied a coat of pink shimmery top coat to give it a little sparkle. The top coat smeared the marbling a little, but luckily that's only visible in pictures.



Water spotted - this marbling technique is a bit different and usually only uses one color. I guess you could do it with more than one color too, but I haven't seen anyone do that (yet). Anyway, after dropping a few drops of polish on the water surface, gently spray a little hair spray to it to get distorted shapes like this.

I didn't use this technique on the nails itself, but I figured it would be a great way to make pearls look like turquoise stones! I only had small ones and couldn't find any big ones in stores, so I had to make them myself.

It was a bit hard to dip the pearls in to the water, but I figured the best way to do that, was to apply two-sided tape on an ice cream stick and stick the pearl to it, paint it with turquoise nail polish and then dip it into the water.



Would you guess the bigger stone is actually a DIY one, when you see it next to the smaller factory made ones? I'd say I nailed it pretty well 8-)



Here's all the polishes I used! I don't think I've ever used this many polishes for one set of nails (I usually stick to 2-4 colors).

I also tried out the new Glisten & Glow latex barrier and I fell in love with it right away! It made the cleaning up after marbling sooo much easier!



What do you think about these nails? An okay result for a second first proper try? Feel free to share your thoughts!
Here's my inspiration for these nails btw
 
Kuva, jonka Ayaka Shinohara (@wiznail.brazilianwax) julkaisi

Here's a list of products that I used:
O.P.I: Do You Have This Color In Stock-holm? (purple polish)
Color Club: Kapow! (pink polish)
• Ciaté: Hopscotch (orange polish)
Color Club: Almost Famous (yellow polish)
Color Club: Pearl-spective (pink shimmer polish)
• Color Club: All In (turquoise polish)
• A England: Camelot (black polish)
Art Club Liner: Silver glitter
Glisten & Glow: Ctrl-Alt-Del (latex barrier)
• Big pearls from craft stores (these are from Hobby Point)
• Small turquoise stones
• Nail art studs
• Seashell shaped studs from Donki
Konad: Silver nail art deco chain
Swarovski crystals in different sizes

Btw, I joined Snapchat a while ago and post stuff almost daily! Feel free to follow me! Here's what I posted while making these nails:


2015/07/08

OOTD: white lace

idkuva
kimono vero moda romper unif shoes fig&viper socks fig&viper necklace spinns belt from tallinn

This is probably one of my favourite outfits atm, because I feel like it's all I've been wearing lately. It's comfy yet cute and I have most of these items in both black and white, which allows me to mix them with eachother or other items freely. I bought this white lace kimono for the past halloween actually, but have taken a liking on it big time ever since. It didn't have the fringe when I bought it, but I thought it would look nicer with it, so I bought some fringe and sew it to the hem.

I bought another lace kimono some time ago, but this time in black. But it's a bit too long for me, as I can't wear it without heels and not step on it, so I'll might have to shorten it before I can wear it properly. See a pic of it here.

The lipstick is also new! It's called Smoked Purple and it's by MAC. I got it for free when I returned 6 empty cases to them a while ago. It's pretty close to Cyber which I already had, but Cyber isn't matte, so I haven't worn it that much. Colorwise this is a bit warmer shade than Cyber.