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Chi Chi Adele dress
You already saw a little spoiler in my Instagram account of the place in which I shot the latest outfit pictures. My Latvian readers probably immediately recognized the beautiful Birini Castle by the lovely shade of pink and the cute towers. I think that this location was a match made in heaven with my new, gorgeous dress drom Chi Chi London.
Firstly, I was very happy that we chose this location as it’s only 15 minutes away from my summer house in Saulkrasti and, even though, the castle is so close, we had never actually been there. Therefore, it was cool to see that you don’t have to go far to see something beautiful.
Secondly, isn’t my mom just amazing? It was the first time she took pictures of me with my new camera and I think that she did extremely well as I do love, love, love the outcome! :)
Thirdly, I am still over the moon that I have a new camera – Nikon D6100 because the pictures now have a much better quality, they are more lively and the colours in photos actually match their real life colours as in green is green, blue is blue etc. So now I only have to minimally touch up my them in Photoshop which is a nice change, because before I spent hours on editing the photos more vivid and true to reality.
Fourthly, in the beginning I was thinking of buying a fresh boquet of flowers to make my outfit and the pictures more interesting and fresh, but as the local flower shop in Saulkrasti only had roses, gerbera, carnations and lilies I changed my plans. I went to a toy store which was actually next to the flower shop and bought five white balloons that were filled with helium. I think that the balloons were a much better choice and they made the pictures more romantic and have a certain charm about them.
And last, but certainly not the least – the dress! Chi Chi London Adele dress is one of the most stunning, classy, romantic dresses that I have in my wardrobe. I have collaborated with Chi Chi London multiple times in the past and I have loved all the dresses, but this surely is one of my all time favorites.

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Jau savā Instagram profilā es parādīju mazu spoileri ar to, kur notika mana šī raksta foto sesija. Ticu, ka mani latviešu lasītāji uzreiz spēja atpazīt Bīriņu pili pēc skaistās rozīgās krāsas un tornīšiem. Vieta, manuprāt, bija izcili piemērota manai jaunajai, skaistajai kleitai no Chi Chi London un gan kleita, gan Bīriņu pils un tās apkārtne lieliski viens otru papildināja.
Pirmkārt, biju ļoti priecīga par lokācijas vietas izvēli, jo tā atrodas vien 15min attālumā no manām vasaras mājām Saulkrastos, bet tā arī nevienu reizi nebija sanācis aizbraukt un to apskatīt.
Otrkārt, vai mana mamma nav vienkārši lieliska? Šī bija pirmā reize, kad viņa mani fotografēja ar jauno foto aparātu un, manuprāt, viņai tas sanāca lieliski, jo bildes noteikti ir izdevušās! :)
Treškārt, vēl joprojām jūsmoju par savu jauno kameru Nikon D6100, jo bildes izdodas trīs reiz kvalitatīvākas, dzīvākas un krāsu ziņā patiesākas. Vairāk nav nepieciešama tik liela ņemšanās Photoshopā, lai paspilgtinātu bildes un krāsas padarītu patiesākas – zils ir zils, zaļš ir zaļš utml.
Ceturtkārt, no sākuma bijām paredzējušas nopirkt skaistus ziedus, kas atsvaidzinātu tērpu un padarītu bildes vēl interesantākas, bet tā kā Saulkrastu ziedu veikalā bija ļoti minimāla izvēle (tikai klasiskās - rozes, neļķes, gerberas un lilijas), tad iegāju tur pat blakus esošajā bērnu rotaļlietu veikalā un nopirku piecus piepūstus hēlija balonus, kas manuprāt, bildēm piedod savu šarmu un romantiku.
Piektkārt, un galvenokārt – kleita! Chi Chi London Adele kleita ir patiesi viena no skaistākajām, romantiskākajām un elegantākajām kleitā manā garderobē. Ar Chi Chi London esmu sadarbojusies jau vairākas reizes un man ir ļoti patikušas visas kleitas, bet šī pavisam noteikti ir viena no manām top favorītēm.
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Dress - c/o Chi Chi London
Heels - Quiz Clothing (similar here and here)
Bag - Dorothy Perkins (similar here and here)
Necklace - H&M (similar here)

-MORE CHI CHI LONDON DRESSES-

50's inspired dress
~With love~
Maddie

Friday Ebay bargains #130

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Fall is coming way faster than I would want it to arrive, but as you can already feel the seasons changing I am starting to implement darker colours both in my outfits and makeup. Fall is the time to tone down those light and soft pastels and try out more down to earth tones. Though, I must say that I am a bit struggling with that and on my blog at least till mid September you'll see those easy breezy pastel colours, because, well, they are my favorites and I can't exactly say "bye" to them yet. Haha, so bear with me :)
But, frankly, as you can already see my Friday Ebay bargains are not the case, since most of the colours which I included in the collage are more down to earth, beige and brown. From all the items mentioned, my favorites has to be the blouse and skirt just because they have a cool twist about them, which makes them to turn from ordinary to extraordinary. And that I believe is super cool.

LV
Rudens tuvojas vēja spārniem un, lai arī kā man negribētos, tad palēnām jau pāreju uz tumšāku garderobi un arī savu grimu veidoju tumšākās nokrāsās. Ir laiks pieklusināt pasteļtoņus un pievērsties piezemētākām krāsām. Bet, blogā vēl kādu laiku - daļu no septembra atgriezīšos pie maigajiem pasteļkrāsas toņiem, jo tik ātri pateikt "atā" vasarai nevaru un šie toņi ir mani absolūtie favorīti, tāpēc centīšos tos izvilkt cik ilgi vien iespējams :)
Bet runājot par piezemētākām krāsām, tās noteikti ir skārušas manu šodienas Ebay atradumu rakstu, jo kā jau to noteikti pamanīji, tieši bēšīgie un brūnganie toņi dominē. No visām rakstā iekļautajām lietām mani favorīti noteikti ir blūze un svārki, jo, manuprāt, abi divi ir relatīvi vienkāršas lietas, kuras ir atsvaidzinātas ar interesanto detaļu palīdzību.

Do you like my Ebay bargains? Which is your favorite? 
You can see my other Ebay posts HERE!

P.S
If you are new to Ebay ( don't know how to register, use paypal etc), you can look at my guide HERE!

New stuff from MAC: Mascaras, lipsticks and more...

MAC August new in review
In today's article I am planning on introducing you to the newest MAC additions to my makeup collection. And, honestly, I am very happy that today's review will cover a relatively big range of products as I will be talking about different mascaras, lipsticks and a newbie - Softenig lotion spray. You might already know how much love I have for MAC as a brand and their products based on my previous reviews (here, here and here) and without any doubts this brand has a solid place in my daily makeup routine. For example, I simply cannot imagine my day without MAC FIX+. Anyways, enough with the chit-chat & I'll dive into the review.

LV
Šodienas rakstā iepazīstināšu ar MAC jaunumiem manā kosmētikas maciņā. Un man patiešām liels prieks, ka šodien varu pastāstīt par daudziem un dažādiem MAC produktiem - sākot no skropstu tušām, lūpu krāsām līdz pat ieintriģējošam izsmidzināmam sejas losjonam. Kā jau to iespējams var noprast pēc maniem iepriekšējajiem MAC rakstiem, esmu ļoti, ļoti iemīļojusi šo zīmolu un neapšaubāmi tā produkti ir kļuvuši par manu ikdienas kosmētikas rutīnas sastāvdaļu. Goda vārds, savu dienu, piemēram, bez MAC Fix + nu jau vairs nekādīgi nespēju iedomāties. Bet nu pietiks runāt par un ap, ļaušu produktiem pašiem par sevi pastāstīt.
MAC Lightful Softening Lotion Spray review
This is the first time when I am using a product like this and I was surely very intrigued by it. You have to use this lotion before you apply your makeup in order to moisturize, smooth out, brighten and soften your face. I have been using this lotion for about two weeks now and it undeniably has become a part of my daily skincare/makeup routine. I really love how moisturizing it feels and and that it has the softest, lightest texture which absorbs in a really short amount of time. Besides the positive qualities it obtains, it also has the most gorgeous packaging. The holographic lines shine in all possible colours of a rainbow - it is so beautiful! I also have to mention the scent as it's breathtaking. Honestly, I might use this product only for the scent - it's that good!

Šī ir pirmā reize, kad saskaros ar šāda tipa produktu, jeb izsmidzināmo losjonu. Šo losjonu ir jālieto pirms kosmētikas uzklāšanas, lai mitrinātu, izlīdzinātu, izgaismotu un mīkstinātu sejas ādu. Esmu to lietojusi aptuveni divas nedēļas un neapšaubāmi tas ir kļuvis par manu ik rīta sastāvdaļu, jo tas lieliski mitrina manu ādu un man ļoti, ļoti patīk tas, ka tam ir ļoti viegla un mīksta tekstūra, kas uzsūcas ādā ļoti neilgā laika sprīdī. Neskaitot tā lieliskās īpašības man noteikti ir jāuzteic skaistais losjona iepakojums, jo hologrāfiskās līnijas zaigo visdažādākajās varavīksnes nokrāsās, kā arī losjona izcilā smarža. Nopietni, es to varētu lietot tikai un vienīgi burvīgās smaržas dēļ. 
MAC mascara review False Lashes
First of all, how cool is the design of the mascara's bottle? I can't really figure out which figure from chess it reminds me of. Any ideas? :) I really like the brush of the mascara as I found it really handy, because it was so easy to apply mascara with it - no smearing or smudging! The mascara has a very light texture and I would even say that it reminds me of mousse, therefore, my lashes didn't get heavy and were nicely separated. 

Pirmkārt, cik gan stilīgs ir dizains šai skropstu tušai? Vēl joprojām īsti nevaru saprast, kuru šaha figūru man tā atgādina. Man ļoti parocīga likās tušas birstīte, jo ar to bija viegli darboties un tā lieliski atdalīja manas skropstas, nenosmērējot pusi no mana plakstiņa :) Tušai ir viegla tekstūra, ko, manuprāt, varētu pat noraksturot kā saputotu (mousse), līdz ar to skropstas nepaliek smagas un arī tik viegli nesaķeras kopā.
MAC mascara review Instacurl Lash
How cool and unique is the design of this mascara? I certainly had a wow! moment when I first saw it! In MAC homepage it is said that with the help of this mascara you'll be able to say bye to your straight lashes and say hello to your new curled up lashes. The most awesome thing about this mascara? You can twist the cap and bend the brush almost to 90 degrees. How cool is that?
MAC mascara review
Cik gan interesants un unikāls dizains ir šai skropstu tušai? Man tiešām bija wow! moments to pirmo reizi ieraugot! MAC mājas lapā ir rakstīts, ka ar šīs skroptsu tušas palīdzību varēsi atvadīties no taisnām skropstām, jo šī tuša ar tām paspēlēsies un tās skaisti atlieks. Pats foršākais šajā skropstu tušā? Tas, ka Tu pats ar to vari spēlēties un griežot tušas korķīti iegūt dažāda liekuma birstīti. 
MAC mascara review Hauet & Naughty
Yet another interesting mascara, and the unique fact about this one is that you can use it in two ways. If you open the first cap you'll see a thin brush with bristles more apart from each other. I use this brush to achieve natural looking lashes that are beautifully separated. If you open the second cap, you'll see a thicker brush with bristles close to each other. I use this brush to achieve a more dramatic and fuller look. MAC is surely surprising me with their cool innovations!

Vēl viena interesanta skropstu tuša, kuru ir iespējams lietot divos veidos: attaisot pirmo korķīti iegūsi plānāku birstīti ar retākiem sariņiem. Šādā veidā to lietoju tad, ja vēlos dabiska izskata skropstas, kas ir skaisti atdalītas viena no otras. Savukārt, attaisot otro korķīti iegūsi biezāku birstīti ar biežāk izvietotiem sariņiem. Šādā veidā tušu lietoju tad, ja vēlos dramatiskāku un pilnāku efektu. MAC tiešām mani pārsteidz ar inovācijām!
MAC Matte lipstick review
MAC Matte lipstick review
An iconic lipstick that, I believe, doesn't really need an introduction or a review. MAC Matte lipstick was on my wishlist for so long, therefore, I am very happy about the fact that the first shade I have from the matte series is the beautiful hot pink shade called Silly. The gloomy days of August were certainly a whole lot brighter and more colorful with this lipstick. :)

Ikoniska lūpu krāsa, kas, manuprāt, lielu iepazīstināšanu un aprakstu neprasa. Jau sen kāroju savā īpašumā iegūt kādu no MAC matētajām lūpu krāsām un man ir prieks, ka mans pirmais tonis ir košais spilgti rozā tonis Silly. Augusta pelēcīgi lietainajās dienās, tas noteikti mani iepriecināja un padarīja manu dienu kaut nedaudz krāsaināku. :)
MAC Huggable Lipclolour review
MAC lipstick swatches
A gel-like lipstick with rich, glossy shine and a feather-light finish. The texture of this lipstick is certainly very light and creamy and it practically melts on my lips when I apply it. It doesn't dry up during the day and it felt like my lips were constantly moisturized. The only minus I can mention is the fact that it did feel a bit sticky. Like when I talked it felt like my bottom and upper lip kind of were sticking together.

Gēla tekstūrai līdzīga lūpu krāsa, kas lūpām piešķir maigu spīdumu. Tekstūra ir ļoti viegla un krēmīga, uz lūpām tā klājas gluži kā izkūstot. Dienas garumā lūpu krāsa neizžūst un rada sajūtu, ka lūpas tiek nepārtraukti mitrinātas. Vienīgais mīnus ko varētu minēt ir tas, ka lūpas tomēr ir nedaudz lipīgas, jeb runājot rodas sajūta, ka tās pie kontakta nedaudz salīp kopā.

-MORE OF MAC LIGHTFUL COLLECTION-

MAC August new in review
Have you tried MAC mascaras? Any thoughts?
Vai esi mēģinājusi kādu no MAC skropstu tušām? Kādas ir Tavas domas?

~With love~
Maddie



Casual walk in the city

Styling a summer outfit
Thank God, I did manage to shoot some pictures before my wisdom tooth operation, because as right now I am recovering from the operation, I still have some content to share with you guys. These pictures were taken in a beautiful Latvian city called Cēsis. I was visiting my best friend there and, honestly, I can say that those were some of the best two days of my vacation. I did miss her a lot and I was glad that I had the opportunity to meet her and we talked, sung and did a whole lot of goofy stuff together :) She also was my tour guide and I had the opportunity to see multiple cool and interesting spots and buildings in the city. Cēsis is a truly lovely place and if you happen to be in Latvia, definitely visit this place.
This is the fifth day after my surgery and, even though, the recovery process initially was going well, on Saturday and Sunday my face got more swollen and I experienced more pain than before. It kind of feels like it happened because I was so relieved that everything went so smooth and easy. Like karma, I guess. Anyways, today I am feeling slightly better and hope that on Wednesday I'll be back on track. Meanwhile, I hope you'll enjoy these pictures and outfit :)

LV
Paldies Dievam, ka pirms manas gudrības zoba operācijas nenoslinkoju un safotografēju pietiekoši daudzas bildes, lai blogā laikā kamēr atveseļojos nebūtu liela pauze. Šīs bildes tika uzņemtas skaistajās Cēsīs, kad sava atvaļinājuma laikā devos apciemot savu labāko draudzeni un viņa man kā lieliska gide izvadāja krustu šķērsu caur visām iespējamām vietām. Šīs divas dienas noteikti bija vienas no foršākajām visa atvaļinājuma laikā un man bija iespēja satikties ar draudzeni un izpļāpāties par visu un neko :), kā arī pavadīt laiku svaigā gaisā, skaistā pilsētā.
Rit piektā diena pēc operācijas un kaut arī sākotnēji atveseļošanās process ritēja raiti, sestdien un vakar man vēl vairāk sapampa seja, kā arī parādījās līdz šim vēl nejustas sāpes visā kreisajā sejas pusē. Laikam tas tāpēc, ka priekšlaicīgi sapriecājos par to, ka tik viegli tiku cauri. Bet šodien par laimi jūtos nedaudz labāk un ļoti ceru, ka jau trešdien mana dzīve atgriezīsies ierastajā ritmā. Bet tikmēr ceru, ka Tev patiks šīs bildes un tērps :)
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Styling a pink waistcoat
Sunglasses - Lovelywholesale
Waistcoat - Quiz Clothing
Top - Ebay (similar here and here)
Jeans - H&M
Shoes - H&M
Watch - Ebay

-More light colour waistcoats-
~With love~
Maddie

H&M Studio A/W 2016 collection preview

H&M Autumn Winter Studio 2016 collection preview
H&M has once again come out with a new Studio collection and, of course, since autumn is right around the corner, the collection is dedicated to the coolest (temperature wise) months of the year - autumn and winter. As always, I felt honoured and very happy to have the opportunity to visit H&M's Showroom in Riga and preview the collection. As the weather in the last few weeks has been really autumn like, I can already easily imagine styling a lot of the pieces from the collection in my wardrobe. The collection mostly consists of dark colours, such as blacks and reds, but you can also spot some crisp whites and nudes. Plus, there is also a collection for the little ones (it's, honestly, the cutest) as well as for men.
The focus was all on the clothes, which mixed powerful tailoring with Swedish heritage and handicraft. There was a fresh interest in a feminine silhouette created by the shoulders and waist, with added drama and posture from gaucho hats and cowboy boots.
“This collection is about the strength and beauty of women, and how we express that power through our style. I love the contrast of strong tailoring with handicraft touches of Swedish heritage and folklore,” says Ann-Sofie Johansson, H&M’s creative advisor.

LV
H&M ir vēlreiz nācis klajā ar jaunu Studio kolekciju un, protams, tā kā tūliņ, tūliņ tuvojās rudens un ziema, tad arī šī kolekcija ir tieši paredzēta aukstajiem gada mēnešiem. Un kā vienmēr man bija liels prieks doties uz H&M Šovrūmu Rīgā un klātienē aplūkot to kādas tendences būs aktuālas šajā rudenī. Ņemot vērā, ka laiks pēdējās nedēļās ir bijis izteikti rudenīgs nebija grūti iedomāties to kā dažādās H&M Studio kolekcijās redzētās lietas iekļaut savā garderobē jau šobrīd. Kolekcijā ir iekļautas daudzas tumšo toņu krāsas, piemēram, melno un sarkano, bet tajā pat laikā ir iespējams ieraudzīt arī gaišākus toņus - balto un bēšīgo. Studio kolekcijas ietvaros ir padomāts arī par pašiem mazākajiem (drēbes un aksesuāri ir vienkārši superīgi!), kā arī par vīriešiem.
Šajā kolekcijā galvenais fokuss ir tieši uz drēbēm, kurās ir ļoti nojaušama Zviedru kultūras mantojums un raksti. Kolekcijā var ieraudzīt arī sievišķīgu siluetus, it sevišķi plecu un vidukļa sadaļā. Patīkami pārsteidz arī pievienotie "drāmas" elementi ar Gaučo cepuru un kovboju stila zābakiem.
"Šī kolekcija ir stāsts par sievietes stiprumu un skaistumu un to kā mēs caur savu apģērbu izpaužam spēku. Man ļoti patīk kontrasts starp spēcīgo siluetu un rokdarbu elementiem no Zviedru kultūras mantojuma un fokloras." tā stāsta Ann-Sofie Johansson, H&M radošā konsultante. 
H&M Autumn Winter Studio 2016 collection preview
H&M Autumn Winter Studio 2016 collection preview
H&M Autumn Winter Studio 2016 collection preview
H&M Autumn Winter Studio 2016 collection preview
H&M Autumn Winter Studio 2016 collection preview
H&M Autumn Winter Studio 2016 collection preview
H&M Autumn Winter Studio 2016 collection preview
H&M Autumn Winter Studio 2016 collection preview
H&M Autumn Winter Studio 2016 collection preview
H&M Autumn Winter Studio 2016 collection preview
H&M Autumn Winter Studio 2016 collection preview
H&M Autumn Winter Studio 2016 collection preview
H&M Autumn Winter Studio 2016 collection preview
H&M Autumn Winter Studio 2016 collection preview
The collection will be available in more than 200 selected stores worldwide starting from 8th of September! What are your thoughts on this collection? 

Kolekcija būs pieejama no 8. septembra izvēlētos veikalos visapkārt pasaulē (Latvijā tas būs GC veikals). Kādas ir Tavas domas par šo kolekciju? 
H&M Autumn Winter Studio 2016 collection preview

~With love~
Maddie