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L'Occitane surprise box review

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This is the second time when I have received the L'Occitane Surprise Box for her! Some of you might remember the first time when I reviewed their surprise box and some of you even might remember how impressed I was!

Statement sweatshirt

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Black & white with hints of red. This combination has been my favorite for as long as I can remember myself being interested in fashion and style.

Friday Ebay bargains #78 Water bottles

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Remember how  a little while ago I shared with you a blog post about Ebay bargains in "fitness edition"? Back then when I was making that blog post I was really surprised by the wide variety of water bottles that are sold on Ebay! And since some of you liked the idea of me making a whole Friday dedicated to water bottles, I surely took the plunge and made one! All bottles that I have featured in this blog post are BPA free, which for me is super important as a lot of companies still use BPA (bisphenol-a) while manufacturing their products and since I have read multiple articles about BPA and I most certainly wouldn't want to use a water bottle that would contain it, as BPA can affect your health negatively- starting from asthma, heart diseases, negative effect on pregnancy and the list goes on and on! 
I am a big fan of water bottles as I, myself, definitely do not drink as much water as I should, therefore, I believe that these bottles can really help with that! When I went to classes in University I always made sure that a water bottle was always packed in my bag. Bringing water ( or any kind of liquid for that matter- could be juice, tea, flavoured water etc) in a pretty bottle with me not only motivates me to drink more, but also to spend less- which is great for your health, because honestly, whenever I am thirsty, I usually opt for soft drinks not just plain water; for your wallet as water is way cheaper than any other drinks and most of the time you pay the most for the packaging and, thirdly, for nature as well, because I would much rather re-use my water bottles, than buy new ones and, therefore, pollute the nature, because, every manufacturing industry leaves a mark on our planet!

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Atceries, kā pirms salīdzinoši neilga laika es biju uztaisījusi Ebay rakstu, kas bija pilnībā veltīts sportam un fitnesam? Tad kad es veidoju šo rakstu, biju pārsteigta atklājot to cik lielu piedāvājumu ar ūdens pudelēm ir iespējams atrast Ebay! Un tā kā dažiem no Jums patika mana ideja, par to, ka es varētu izveidot atsevišķu rakstu, veltītu tieši šai tēmai, es ķēros vērsim pie ragiem un pašlaik variet aplūkot manu gala rezultātu! :) Visas pudeles, kas ir iekļautas šajā rakstā ir bez BPA, kas īstenībā ir ļoti svarīgi, pieļauju, ka ne tikai man, bet arī ļoti daudziem citiem cilvēkiem! Vēl joprojām daudzi uzņēmumi, kas savā ražošanas procesā izmanto šo ķīmisko vielu, jeb BPA ( bisfenols a) un tā kā esmu lasījusi salīdzinoši daudzus rakstus par šo tematu, es pavisam noteikti nevēlētos, lai manis izvēlētajās pudelēs būtu tāda ķīmiska viela, kas negatīvi ietekmē veselību un var izraisīt virkni dažādas problēmas, sākot ar astmu, sirds slimībām un pat grūtniecības problēmām, kā arī jāpiemin, tas, ka saraksts ir vēl visnotaļ garš! 
Man pašai ļoti patīk lietot šāda veida ūdens pudeles, jo, jāatzīstas, ka ikdienā, diemžēl neizdzeru ieteicamo ūdens daudzumu, līdz ar to, manuprāt, šīs pudeles var būt visnotaļ noderīgas! Piemēram, kad es gāju uz Universitātes lekcijām, vai, īstenībā, jebkur ārpus mājām, es vienmēr  ņēmu līdzi savu ūdens pudeli! Šī pudeles ņemšana līdzi ne tikai motivē vairāk dzert ūdeni ( vai arī jebkuru citu līdzi paņemto dzērienu), bet arī mazāk patērēt- jo, ja esam godīgi, tad gadījumos, kad es esmu izslāpusi, es daudz labprātāk iegādājos kādu atsvaidzinošu gāzēto dzērienu, kas noteikti nav veselīgs manam organismam un, protams, likumsakarīgi tiek iztērēta arī nauda, kuru varētu ietaupīt, jo ūdens ņemšana no mājām ir daudz reiz lētāka + visbiežāk īstenībā mēs vairāk samaksājam par pašu iepakojumu nekā par dzērienu. Kā arī jāatceras, ka pērkot dzērienus veikalos un citās vietās mēs atbalstam rūpniecību kas nodarbojas ar šo dzērienu ražošanu! Un kaut arī tā ir vieglā rūpniecība, tā vienalga atstāj savu iespaidu uz dabu un pasauli kurā dzīvojam!

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!

~With love~
Maddie

Cherry blossom midi skirt

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This is the first outfit I have actually taken pictures of after my vacation- my last outfit pictures in Latvia where taken a bit more than a month ago- time flies! A little while ago I received a parcel Elite99 and it contained this beautiful midi length cherry blossom skirt!

TIGI- Oatmeal & Honey shampoo and conditioner review

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Hellooo! I am now back to my regular posts ( back to the reality), I hope you enjoyed the Canary islands series and I do wish I will be able to go on a new vacation soon! But meanwhile, I have prepared for you a review post about my new shampoo and conditioner Tigi Oatmeal and Honey which I generously received courtesy of hair and beauty supplier Hairtrade!

Canary islands - my outfits #6

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This outfit was taken on the last day we were on the island when me and my boyfriend went for a little walk to the ocean to watch the sunset!

Friday Ebay bargains #77

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For some reason this week I am stuck on the beautiful pastel colors, that's why I decided to included a very soft color scheme in this weeks Ebay bargains post as well. The first item that popped on my screen that I absolutely loved and had to include this week, was this beautiful geometric print blouse! As it was the first item I found, I slowly built the whole post around it! I have multiple collections created on Ebay that are dedicated to very various themes: these collections I update almost daily as I am on Ebay quite a lot! On Ebay I usually follow up my favorite sellers and see what is new, search for the items that I have seen either on the Internet, shops, in the streets etc. or just simply to gain inspiration! When I am making my weekly Ebay posts and I have come to a point when I can say that I have found "the one" item, I usually try to find other items that might complement "the one"or the overall color scheme. And this is when the collections come in handy as I don't have to waste a lot of time by searching each item individually, but I can just browse through the favorites I have already collected over time!
If only I had the funds, I would genuinely buy each and every item I have listed in this collage as all of them fit my style perfectly and I would honestly love to have them in my life!

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Šonedēļ nezinu kāpēc esmu ļoti iecienījusi pasteļkrāsas un iespējams tāpēc arī tās iekļāvu šīs nedēļas Ebay rakstā! Pirmā lieta, kas man patiešām ļoti iepatikās, meklējot "pērles" šīs nedēļas rakstam, bija šī blūze ar ģeometrisko rakstu! Tā kā tā bija pirmā lieta, kuru atradu- visas pārējās lietas centos pieskaņot šai blūzei! Ebay'ā ir lieliska funkcija, ka dažādas atrastās lietas ir iespējams saglabāt lietotāja izveidotās kolekcijās- man pašai ir izveidotas vismaz 20 dažādas kolekcijas un tā kā Ebay'ā atrodos diezgan bieži, tās arī tiek papildinātas ļoti regulāri! Parasti Ebay ieeju vairākas reizes nedēļā, lai apskatītu to, kas ir jauns manis sekotajiem pārdevējiem, lai sameklētu kādu lietu, kuru jau kaut kur esmu nolūkojusi vai arī vienkārši lai gūtu iedvesmu! Veidojot iknedēļas rakstus, tad kad esmu atradusi savu mīļāko nedēļas "pērli", es parasti izskatu visas savas kolekcijas, lai atrastu lietas, kas papildinātu jau šo atrasto "pērli", vai arī iederētos šajā krāsu grupā! Tādējādi var teikt, ka kolekcijas tiešām ietaupa ļoti daudz laika, jo ar to palīdzību es varu daudz ātrāk un efektīvāk apskatīt visas lietas, kuras man ir iekritušas sirsniņā gan nesen, gan arī senāk!
Ja vien man būtu pietiekoši daudz līdzekļu, lai iegādātos visas šajā kolāžā esošās lietas, es to pavisam noteikti arī izdarītu, jo uzskatu, ka šīs lietas ideāli atbilst manam stilam un gaumei, kā arī es tikai priecātos tās ieraudzīt savā garderobē vai istabā!

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!

~With love~
Maddie

Canary islands diary part 3

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I am afraid to say that the Canary island diary posts have come to an end! These definitely were three amazing weeks in which I was able to show you some bits and pieces from the vacation of a lifetime!

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This is actually second to last of my Canary islands - my outfits series and it is actually really hard to believe that the time has gone by so, so quickly! The fact that I was in the sunny Canary islands more than two weeks ago seems crazy- time has a really great way of passing by!

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This ombre faded maxi skirt is definitely one of my favorite items that I have in my spring/summer wardrobe, I couldn't be luckier that I spotted this skirt at sale at Quiz Clothing and snatched it up for only 14.99 pounds ( about 20 euros)! I styled the skirt together with a beautiful crop top you have already seen in my outfit post right here- I do wish I had taken a picture with my back, because the top has a really beautiful see through lace detailing!
Anyways I hope you'll enjoy this summery outfit post & I am off to bed as I am extremely sleepy and I'll have a really busy week ahead!

Friday Ebay bargains #76

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Friday just couldn't be complete without a great bargain, right? Today I am sharing with you my this weeks favorites which just obviously scream spring or summer! As I said on my last weeks FEb post my wish list and my current favorites are very inspired by the ongoing weather outside! Tomorrow it is predicted to be the warmest day of the year thus far: very sunny + the temperature is going to be over +17 degrees by Celsius! I am pretty excited about that & hopefully I will have a little break from my Bachelor Thesis and I will have a chance to go outside and enjoy the beautiful spring weather! How is the weather in your country? :)
This week my favorite item has to be that floral print blouse, because of the reason I don't think I even have to stress- florals!!! I think that this blouse could easily be styled with the rest items in this post and would definitely make a great warm spring day outfit! And another item I would like to try is the tea infuser in the shape of a strawberry- I am not a big fan of coffee, but I certainly like trying out new teas!

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Manas piektdienas nevarētu būt piepildītas bez lieliskiem Ebay atradumiem! Šodien kā jau katru piektdienu, savā blogā esmu apkopojusi šīs nedēļas labākās "pērles", kas ir izteikti pavasarīgas / vasarīgas! Pagājušajā piektdienas rakstā es runāju par to, ka laika apstākļi ļoti ietekmē ne tikai to kāds ir mans gara stāvoklis, bet arī arī to kādās krāsās vai stila drēbēs ģērbjos! Tā kā rītdien sola līdz šim gada siltāko dienu un cik sapratu tad temperatūra pārsniegs 17 grādu atzīmi, arī šajā rakstā vēlējos iekļaut lietas, kas kaut cik atspoguļotu šo saulaino un relatīvi silto laiku! Cerams, ka rītdien izdosies paņemt nelielu pārtraukumu no Bakalaura darba rakstīšanas un kaut uz nelielu brīdi izrauties ārā saulītē!
Šīs nedēļas mīļākais atradums pavisam noteikti ir šī ziedu raksta blūze, jo, man liekas, ka man pat vairāk to nevajadzētu izskaidrot- ziedu raksts!! Manuprāt, šo blūzi var ļoti labi saskaņot ar pārējām lietām, kuras esmu iekļāvusi šajā rakstā un kopumā veidotu skaistu siltas pavasara dienas outfitu! Kā arī otra lieta, kuru es vēlētos izmēģināt ir šis tējas filtrs zemenes formā, jo tā kā es nedzeru kafiju, man ļoti patīk izmēģināt jaunas tējas un šī zemenīte ir patiešām mīlīga! :)

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!

~With love~
Maddie

Canary islands diary part 2

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I hope you enjoyed the pictures from my first Canary islands Diary post, because today I have the second part all prepped and ready for you! Most of the pictures in this post are from two places- Monkey park and a small village in the mountains Masca!

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Remember how 2 days ago I teased you a little bit with the final item I chose to take with me to to Canary islands from the H&M Loves Coachella collaboration line? Well, here it is- a white floral dress!

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Just as I did last year, this year I again collaborated with the fashion gigant H&M ( my last years looks here & here) and took some pieces of their newest collection H&M Loves Coachella with me to the sunny Canary islands!

Friday Ebay bargains #75

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Since I am back from my vacation and my life more or less has gone back to the old tracks, I, as per usual today made an Ebay bargains post for you! I think I was a bit influenced by the grey weather outside and included items in a similar color scheme! I think that this is the reason why I envy people who live in warmer and sunnier climate, because the one thing I noticed while being away in the sunny Canary islands is that people look a lot happier- they are more open and smile a whole lot more! And you can clearly see that in their outfits as well, as they are more colorful with more prints and bolder in general. Whereas, in Latvia, for example, people are more shy, closed in their shells and smile quite rarely. It also shows in our clothing, I definitely have more dark color clothes than bold and colorful ones! And the only explanation I could figure out was that the reason why we are more guarded and wear darker clothes is because of the weather!
Anyways, my this week's favorite item, has to be those black shoes ( also available in red and pink), I think that they look very classy with a twist in the form of the bow knot on the ankle!

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Tā kā esmu atgriezusies atpakaļ no sava ceļojuma un dzīve pamazām atgriežas vecajās sliedēs, es kā jau katru piektdienu izveidoju savu "Ebay bargains" rakstu! Manuprāt, šajā rakstā var diezgan labi redzēt to, ka es savā veidā iespaidojos no pelēkā laika ārā un līdz ar to lietas, kuras iekļāvu izvēlējos līdzīgā krāsu grupā! Manuprāt, šis ir viens no tiem iemesliem kāpēc es nedaudz apskaužu tos cilvēkus, kas dzīvo siltākos un saulainākos laika apstākļos, jo viena lieta, ko es pavisam labi novēroju esot saulainajās Kanāriju salās, ir tā, ka cilvēki tur ir daudz reiz atvērtāki, pozitīvāki, kā arī smaida daudz reiz biežāk! Kā arī tas acīmredzami izpaužas viņu drēbēs un ģērbšanās stilā, jo uz ielām var novērot daudz krāsainu, rakstainu, kā arī košāku apģērbu nekā Latvijā. Savukārt, mēs latvieši esam kautrīgāki, noslēgtāki un smaidam daudz retāk. Manuprāt, tas arī ļoti labi izpaužas mūsu ģērbšanās stilā, jo man, piemēram, skapī var atrast vairāk lietas tumšos toņos nekā košos vai krāsainos. Un vienīgais izskaidrojums, ko varu atrast ir mūsu bieži mainīgie un sliktie laika apstākļi!
Lai nu kā, šīs nedēļas mīļākais atradums bija šīs melnās kurpes ( ir arī sarkanā un rozā krāsā),  manuprāt, kurpes ir ļoti klasiskas, bet ar odziņu bantītes formā, kura atrodas uz potītes.

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!

~With love~
Maddie

Canary islands diary part 1

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Ok, I have a gazillion pictures from my trip- more than 1500, therefore, I am kind of warning you- there will be a lot of pictures in this post & some few more future posts! :D I mean, honestly, I just couldn't pick a few pictures to show you, because there is so, so much beauty in Tenerife, Canary islands and, even though, I have been there for three times already, it still surprises me and I find something new and beautiful each time I visit this island!

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Is there life after vacation? It has been almost 12 hours since I have arrived safely back home at my apartment in Riga, but I just cannot get over the nostalgic and a bit sad feeling that I have because of the fact that the trip is over!