I'm Laura Loukola, an illustrator, graphic designer and artist from Helsinki, Finland. I specialise in portraits and character art, both digital and traditional media.

I've majored in Graphic Design and Print media in Metropolia University of Applied Sciences, currently studying Graphic Design specialised in Digital Media. I've also spent a year as an exchange student in Visual Design of Joshibi University of Art and Design, Japan. 

My other interests include video games, beauty, Japanese culture, branding and nutrition. I also have a big spot in my heart for fluffy cats and black coffee.


In my Laurantaina Beauty Blog I share my passion for high end make up, skincare and Japanese brushes. My views are unbiased and based on my own experience. The site doesn't contain any affiliate links and all products are paid with my own money unless otherwise stated.

Laurantaina is a word play on a Finnish word 'lauantaina' (=on Saturday).

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