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lilsiyh

lilsiyh
Date Joined: October 15, 2013
Last Online: December 15, 2019
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!

FINNISH POSTAL SERVICE IS STRIKING AT LEAST ONE WHOLE MONTH!

If you don't receive swaps from me, it is not my fault, so don't give me bad rating because of that! I send all my swaps on time, but because of the strike, everything that is sent in November-December, will be delivered not before than January. If you are lucky, you may receive my swaps earlier, but most likely not. So, if you haven't received my swaps in the end of January, then contact me and I will re-send.

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

☆ FOOD Alt text Alt text

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

kelliegirl6 rated for ☆ EMAIL QUESTIONS #12 ☆ on Dec 15, 2019
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Comment: Thank you for hosting and sharing! Great, definitive answers! :)
parakeetmails rated for ☆ EMAIL QUESTIONS #12 ☆ on Dec 14, 2019
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junemoon rated for ☆ EMAIL QUESTIONS #12 ☆ on Dec 14, 2019
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Comment: thanks for sending your answers and for hosting this swap.
Burger1girl rated for ☆ TEA TIME #11 ☆ on Dec 13, 2019
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Comment: Thank you so much for the awesome swap!! I feel like Christmas morning! You were very generous in this swap and I thank you from the bottom of my heart. The change purse is adorable! So many teas...and a coffee!! Merry Christmas Lilja!! You host great swaps!
2Hearts rated for ☆ FULL ENVELOPE #19 ☆ on Dec 6, 2019
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Comment: Wow! Thank you so much for the wonderful goodies!
Nushkinathan rated for ☆ THEMED ENVELOPE #11 ☆ on Nov 30, 2019
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Comment: Thank you so much!
January rated for ☆ EMAIL QUESTIONS #11 ☆ on Nov 12, 2019
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Comment: I enjoyed reading your answers! Funny, I don't have a favorite joke either. (And neither did another of my partners)
kelliegirl6 rated for ☆ EMAIL QUESTIONS #11 ☆ on Nov 11, 2019
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Comment: Thank you for sharing your answers! I enjoyed reading.
SimpleeAnne rated for ☆ EMAIL QUESTIONS #11 ☆ on Nov 11, 2019
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Hope84 rated for ☆ THEMED ENVELOPE #10 ☆ on Oct 25, 2019
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Comment: Thank you so much for this nice envelope :-) ! The ticket with little ghost are so cute :-) !!! Many Greetings from Italy! Happy Halloween :-) !!!
Hope84 rated for ☆ FULL ENVELOPE #18 ☆ on Oct 25, 2019
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Comment: Hello :-) , thank you so much for this nice Swap :-) !!! Have e wonderful Week end!!! Happy Swap :-) !!!
Winklet rated for ☆ TEA TIME #10 ☆ on Oct 24, 2019
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Comment: I love every single tea you sent!!!!!!! Thank you so much for your generosity!!!
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Comment: Yup, I feel the same way you do about finding your rare soda. I go through the same thing when I search for peach sodas or drinks.
kelsiede rated for ☆ EMAIL QUESTIONS #10 ☆ on Oct 17, 2019
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cherlita rated for ☆ EMAIL QUESTIONS #10 ☆ on Oct 13, 2019
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Comment: I like ice cream and french fries too! Thanks for answering.
CharlotteMcNeill rated for ☆ THEMED ENVELOPE #9 ☆ on Oct 2, 2019
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Comment: Thank you so much Lilja for the Autumn/fall parcel, I feel very spoilt 😊
dorcii rated for ☆ TEA TIME #9 ☆ on Sep 20, 2019
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Comment: Thanks a lot for the teas you sent, I'm excited to try them :)
autumnsara rated for ☆ EMAIL QUESTIONS #9 ☆ on Sep 18, 2019
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Comment: Thank you, for your nice message, I really enjoyed reading all of your answers :)
TellaTar rated for ☆ EMAIL QUESTIONS #9 ☆ on Sep 17, 2019
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Comment: I enjoyed reading your responses to the questions. I feel you on avoiding co-workers. I just keep my mouth shut and head down!
Nushkinathan rated for ☆ EMAIL QUESTIONS #9 ☆ on Sep 11, 2019
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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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