SANDRA'S NORDIC ESCAPE

SANDRA'S NORDIC ESCAPE

We joined fashion blogger and influencer Sandra Hagelstam from sunrise to sunset as she escaped her hectic London life to catch the last light of summer at home in Finland.

"I get to see the best side of Finland by escaping to my family farm on the countryside. Here time seems to pass just that little bit slower, it’s here that I’m reminded of the things that really matter in life."

8 am
"On my day’s off, I never spend more than 10 minutes on my morning beauty ritual, whether I use make up or not, I always make sure to start by cleansing and moisturising. Healthy and well moisturised skin is the core of achieving a fresh faced look. I know I’ll be outside today so I opt for some CC cream with SPF 20 that protects my face from the sun without heavy coverage."
10 am
"Beyond our back garden there’s a world of wild to explore, I love wandering through the forest to gather mushrooms and berries. This year was great for blueberries, all you need to do is step into the forest to see the perfectly in season berries that make a heavenly blueberry pie. Baking is not really something I have time for in London, hence it’s one of my favourite things do back in Finland."
2 pm
"I take our dogs for a walk through the fields and we pay a visit to this year’s summer foal. For me there is nothing more relaxing than time spent with the animals on the farm - an afternoon of calm before I travel into the city."
"Baked using my mother’s recipe: the definition of what our Finnish summertime tastes like."
4 pm
"I start getting ready for the evening but keep my makeup simple using the Invisible Illumination range. From highlighter to bronzers, this line allows me to create a desired dewy, natural looking finish."
6 pm
"I let my 70s sunnies do the talking, keeping it simple on the makeup front. Off to Helsinki for one of my summer highlights, Flow Festival. I’m in heaven: it’s the start of three days filled with good friends, great food and incredible music."
"My flowy maxi dress turns out to be my savior perfect for dancing away the night."