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lilsiyh

lilsiyh
Date Joined: October 15, 2013
Last Online: April 9, 2020
Birthday: July 11, 1994
Country: Finland
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INFO

INFO ABOUT MY SWAPS IN 2020

I have now hosted four different swaps every month during 2019. I've noticed that "themed envelope" is not as popular as other swaps, and "email questions" is not one of my favourites, actually. So, I have decided to leave those two swaps on a break, don't know yet for how long. In 2020 I will host "full envelope" and "tea time" swaps every month, and occasionally some other swaps too, if I feel like it!

SHIPPING INFO

Please don't send your letters as registered mail and/or with tracking code! All of those letter will go to post office instead of my home, and my nearest post office is super far away and I never visit there. Those letters also get lost and/or destroyed more easily, so even if I would go to the post office, they would just tell me the letter has got lost and they don't have it.

I send all my swaps on time. I usually wrap all my letters and packages to plastic, because Finnish post is slow and careless and destroys a lot of packages or even lose them completely.

So please wait patiently, it can take even 4-6 weeks until you get my package. Also, if you collect stamps, please message me before I send a package to you so I can try not to put plastic/tape on stamps.

ABOUT ME

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I’m Lilja, 25 years old girl from Finland. Currently I'm living with my boyfriend and our dog (3 years old rescue boy, he is mixed breed but looks a lot like Jack Russell terrier!) and hamster (2 years old winter white Russian dwarf hamster boy) in Vantaa, near Helsinki, which is the capital of Finland. My name is Lily in English, so you can call me Lilja or Lily, which do you prefer more.

I’m very girly girl when it comes to my style and look. I love wearing dresses, skirts and shorts with tights. I also love ”cat eyes” make up and it fits well with my glasses. I also love everything kawaii and cute stuff when it comes to stationery and other penpal/postcrossing/swapping stuff.

If I had to describe myself, I would say I’m shy and quiet first, but when you get to know me, I can be the one who is always talking. I’m very good listener and very trustful and loyal friend. My friends often come to me with their problems and I’m always there for them, giving advices and solving their problems. I also love animals very much and would like to get more pets in the future.

I have complited military service, I was in army July 2014 to March 2015. In Finland military service is mandatory to men and optional to women. Men can also choose non-military service, which means working for a year without getting paid. I applied to special job, multimedia conscript. That was like journalist, photographer, graphic designer and webmaster all together. Then I was also a social media agent, which gives tips, answer to questions and helps new conscripts before and during their service. Of course I also had normal military training, like shooting, marching, living in the woods and sleeping in tents. It was the best time of my life!

I'm studying religion studies in university. When I graduate, I will be Master of Arts. I have also written a book, which was published in August 2015. The book is about Finnish Youtubers and I was only hired to write it, so it was not my own idea. I’m still dreaming about writing and publishing my own poem and short story collections some day. As you may already guess, my dream job is an author and journalist.

WISHLIST

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» If you can’t read my whole whislist, here is shorter version of it!

♥ LOVE

Tony Moly, Holika Holika, Lush, It's Skin, Missha, Innisfree, Elizavecca, The Body Shop, Korean cosmetics, Hello Kitty, Rilakkuma, vintage, kawaii, cute, religious (not christianity!), pagan, pastel colors, tea (specially green tea), hot chocolate, chocolate, cookies, skin care products, Asian cosmetic brands, stationery, washi tapes, memo pads, letter paper, envelopes, postcards

♠ HATE

Disney, Diddl, Christmas theme, Christianity theme, jelly, jam, liqueur/alcohol filled candies, coconut, lemon (in tea it’s okay!), spicy/hot flavoured foods, neon colors

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» written cards, special stamps, no envelopes

vintage, animals, religious (not christianity), spiritual, new age, buddhism, witch, wicca, pagan, magic, text, music, people, clocks, poems, rain, autumn, nature, cameras, letters, mail boxes, ballet, gym, gymnastics, black & white, sepia, Japan, Hello Kitty, Totoro, Rilakkuma, Jetoy, Kaj Stenvall

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OTHER

» I eat mainly vegan based food, so if possible, please send me vegan chocolate and other sweets! I still eat "normal" chocolate too, but just prefer vegan ones more as I'm trying to eat less dairy products.

» new, good quality, no used or broken stuff

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tea » green tea, black tea, white tea, lemon and berry flavours, Clipper, Pukka, Løv organic, Yogi Tea

» I also love hot chocolate drinks!

chocolate » milk chocolate, white chocolate, dark chocolate, iChoc, Gnaw, Fazer, Hershey’s, Nestlé Aero, Kalev, Marabou, Ritter Sport

NO alcohol, liqueur, bitter almond, jelly or jam fillings

cookies » chocolate, chocolate chip, shortbread, vanilla, goldfish, pretzels, Pocky sticks, Oreo, Pop Tarts, TimTam, Belvita, Chips Ahoy!, TUC

NO lemon (in tea it's okay!), coconut, pepper, spicy, hot flavoured

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☆ STATIONERY Alt text Alt text

papers » pastel colours, kawaii, memo pads, note paper, notebooks, deco/washi tapes, envelopes, letter sets, bookmarks, origami paper, calendar/filofax stationery, other stationery, Rilakkuma, Tarepanda, Hello Kitty, Totoro, Purin, Pusheen, Keroppi, Sentimental Circus, Kamonohashikamo, Mamegoma, Gudetama, My Melody, San-X, Sanrio, Japan, Korean

NO neon colours, ad/free stuff, childish things, self-made, Disney, Diddl

stickers » pastel colours, kawaii, Rilakkuma, Tarepanda, Hello Kitty, Totoro, Purin, Pusheen, Keroppi, Sentimental Circus, Kamonohashikamo, Mamegoma, Gudetama, My Melody, San-X, Sanrio, Japan, Korean

NO glitter, confetti, 3D, pop ups, neon colours, ad stickers, childish things, alphabet stickers, school/teacher/reward stickers, Disney, Diddl

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☆ SKIN CARE PRODUCTS Alt text Alt text

» I love specially Korean cosmetic products like Tony Moly and Holika Holika! I also love organic/vegan products like Lush and The Body Shop!

skin » for dry and sensitive skin, face/hand/foot cream, body lotion, body mist, face toner, face/body scrub, face masks, face/body oil, face serums, lip balm, aloe vera, E-vitamin, honey, vanilla, wheat, organic, The Body Shop, Skin Food, Lush, Tony Moly, Holika Holika, COSRX, It's Skin, Elizavecca, Missha, Innisfree, Etude House, Dr. Hauscka, Burt’s Bees, Victoria’s Secret, Yves Rocher, Lumene, E.L.F. Cosmetics, Weleda, Hurraw, Lavera

NO used, opened, expired products, lemon, coconut or strongly flavoured/scented products

make up » for dry and sensitive skin, matte and neutral colours, different shades of brown in eye make up, different shades of red in lipstick, nail polish, brushes, tools, sets, gift boxes, The Body Shop, Skin Food, Lush, Tony Moly, Holika Holika, COSRX, Elizavecca, Innisfree, It's Skin, Missha, Etude House, Dr. Hauscka, Burt’s Bees, Victoria’s Secret, Yves Rocher, Lumene, E.L.F. Cosmetics, Weleda, Hurraw, We Care Icon, Wet ’n Wild, Essie

NO used, opened, expired products, lemon, coconut or strongly flavoured/scented products, neon colours, glitter

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♦ OTHER Alt text

candles (specially scented ones) Yankee Candles, dreamcatchers, polaroid photos, polaroid film (for Fujifilm Instax mini 8), pens, pencils, markers, Stabilos, Mildliners, Tombow pens, pencil cases, make up cases, rulers, rubbers, fridge magnets, slippers, bags

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♣ THEMES Alt text

kitchen, bathroom, pagan, wicca, buddhism, new age, spiritual, paranormal, books, fashion, culture, gym, gymnastics, nature, animals, cameras, music, text, poems, quotes, dreamcatcher, sepia, black & white, pastel colours, food, sweets, cosmetic products, stationery, kawaii, Japan, Korean, The Body Shop, Skin Food, Lush, Tony Moly, Holika Holika, COSRX, Elizavecca, Innisfree, It's Skin, Etude House, Missha, Lavera, Dr. Hauscka, Burt’s Bees, Victoria’s Secret, Yves Rocher, Lumene, E.L.F. Cosmetics, Weleda, Hurraw, We Care Icon, Wet ’n Wild, Essie, Pocky sticks, Oreo, Pop Tarts, TimTam, Belvita, Chips Ahoy!, TUC, Rilakkuma, Tarepanda, Hello Kitty, Totoro, Purin, Pusheen, Keroppi, Sentimental Circus, Kamonohashikamo, Mamegoma, Gudetama, My Melody, San-X, Sanrio, Jetoy, Kaj Stenvall

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» anything smelling like cigarette, strongly scented and perfumed things, broken, used or expired stuff, anything related to Disney or Diddl, no spicy, jelly/jam, alcohol or liqueur filled candy/foods, Christianity themed stuff, Christmas stuff

PLEASE NOTE

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» Read carefully my wishlist and dislikes. I don’t want to receive anything on my dislikes, for example anything related to Disney or strongly scented/perfumed products or anything smelling like a cigarette.

» I always send my swaps on time. If you haven’t received anything, please contact me via email or private message on Swap-bot BEFORE you rate me.

» I put a lot of time and effort to my swaps, letters and postcards and I ALWAYS send a lot of extras. So please put a little thought to your swaps too if you are my partner. I would also appreciate a good feedback and rating, so please DON’T leave just a blank comment section.

Ratings

Bvernon rated for ☆ TEA TIME #15 ☆ on Mar 31, 2020
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LadyJo rated for Send 3 From the List! #15 on Mar 19, 2020
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Comment: Thank you for a wonderful package of items! I liked how you packaged it! I will enjoy using all these items!
priori rated for ☆ FULL ENVELOPE #23 ☆ on Mar 15, 2020
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Comment: Thank you Lilja!
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Comment: This is so amazing hun! Thank you so much! I love taking everyday things and making them into envelopes too!
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Comment: Thank you for all the fun green goodies!
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Comment: Thank you for such a cute Bambi envie and the lovely tea and chocolate surprise!
ToujoursMoi rated for Put floral on! #2 on Feb 26, 2020
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Comment: Thank you so much for the great envelope and the amazing goodies you have included.
ScorpioRising29 rated for ☆ FULL ENVELOPE #22 ☆ on Feb 26, 2020
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Comment: 😍😍Thank you SO much for the excellent parcel! so many extras, LOVE IT thank you ✨
Burger1girl rated for ☆ TEA TIME #14 ☆ on Feb 22, 2020
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Comment: Thank you for such a variety of teas!! I love trying new teas, and you have given me quite a few new ones to me! Thanks and have a great day!!
CloudyBee rated for Tea For Thee # 34 on Feb 12, 2020
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Comment: Thank you so much Lilja! Your package was super cozy and cute, it totally made my day! and thank you for the extra coco!!! Loved it <3
chewytulip rated for Tea For Thee # 30 on Feb 6, 2020
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Comment: I'm excited to try the tea you sent, thank you. :)
eileensariot rated for ☆ TEA TIME #13 ☆ on Jan 30, 2020
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Comment: I received your tea package! It's funny, one of the ones you sent I got from the grocery here, and didn't even realize it was UK. HAHA. I'm excited to try all the new flavors!
saturnsrings rated for Stationery Sampler #1 on Jan 28, 2020
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Comment: Thanks for this lovely package Lilja! I love the origami papers and the memo sheets :3
LivingInSong rated for Tea For Thee # 31 on Jan 27, 2020
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Comment: Thank you so much Lilja for the cute parcel! It was so much fun to open, and I can't wait to try the teas out! Also, I simply adore the Finland stamp with the red house covered in snow - it's so pretty! Thank you so much again!
Eulegirl rated for Tea For Thee # 30 on Jan 26, 2020
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Comment: Thank you for the teas and coffee! I look forward to trying them all!
neea1989 rated for 🌷 Send me something... #1 🌷 on Jan 24, 2020
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Comment: The flipbooks are super cute. 💙 Thank you! 🧛🏻‍♀️👽🦄
dreamlady66 rated for Tea For Thee # 32 on Jan 23, 2020
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Comment: Cool swap - in total :) Just wow & many thanks!
hanifahsekar98 rated for Tea For Thee # 30 on Jan 17, 2020
5
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Comment: I just got your tea today! Thank you so much! The smells are amazing when I open the envelope🥰❤️
paperboats9 rated for ☆ FULL ENVELOPE #21 ☆ on Jan 17, 2020
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Comment: What a wonderful, generous package, Lilja! Thank you so much, I really enjoyed everything. I feel so inspird to make flip books and other paper crafts now and I'll definitely look into junk journalling more to use all of the bits and pieces you sent me! Thank you! You surely made my day with this swap :)
Fabriqueen rated for Mail Tag Swap #17 on Jan 11, 2020
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Comment: Thank you, thank you, thank you! What an awesome package! I love everything you sent to me! wish we could give extra hearts <3<3<3. Hugs, Diane

Rating Overview

Overall Hearts Stars Hosted
4.9951 299 61 61
Completed Fives Threes Ones
330 408 1 0
Type 1 Type 2 Type 3 Uncategorized
51 139 140 0
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Comments

paperboats9 on Apr 3, 2019:

Just dropping by to say: I really love your monthly swaps! I always look forward to them now :) Silvia

OrigamiGrace on Apr 1, 2019:

From Cheap Postage Group!

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Daycie on Feb 19, 2019:

Thank you so much for your swap, and for angeling the 'full envelope #9 swap'!

Daycie

Mye on Apr 5, 2018:

Thank you very much for angeling on Full Envelope #8. Received the envelope from you today. It's truly a full envelope <3

animal87x on Oct 11, 2017:

Thank you so much for angeling your Full Envelope #7 swap for me!! Such a bummer when people disappear on you! Thanks again! <3<3<3

Kieloeveliina on Jun 3, 2016:

Thank you so much for angeling on Full Envelope-swap! :-)

chaari on Apr 28, 2016:

Just Because

Thanks for being a part of my group! :D

sakura15 on Apr 20, 2015:

Wow that is really interesting!! I haven't mastered the cat eye look yet. Philosophy! Interesting! My flatmate last year majored in that, he LOVED it! Religious studies is cool too. I learnt a bit about the Japanese religions a few years ago in a paper I did. It was really interesting!

sabbysteg on Apr 20, 2015:

Hi there, this is a comment for the EASY: Profile Comment #5 swap. I also have the same question as @sakura 15, does everyone have to complete military service in Finland?

I got my university undergraduate degree in Creative Writing. One of my favorite exercises was to go to a cafe and write the dialog someone nearby is saying, word for word, including any filler words like, um, uh, like, etc. It helps you really get an ear for dialog and sometimes helps inspire a new idea! Have an awesome day!

sakura15 on Apr 20, 2015:

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Hi there, I stumbled across your profile as we are both in the profile comment swap. I am not your partner but curiosity made me click your name and I see that we have a bit in common haha. Does everyone in Finland have to do military service? We don't hear much/learn anything about Finland here in New Zealand so I find it internesting. What will you be studying at university? I am studying English literature. Anyway I hope you have a lovely day! From Rebecca

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