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I finally am brave enough to make a decision I have been really dreading - I took a year of from University. I know for some of you it might sound a bit strange since I just started my Master's studies, but I already mentioned in one of my previous blog posts the fact that I have been really struggling for these past three weeks - a new full time job, studies three times a week ( including Saturdays from 8:30 to 18:30), writing my blog and, of course, my personal life in this point of life is a very tough combination.

Soviet nuclear missile base Zeltini

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In my last outfit post I already mentioned the fact that me, my family and my boyfriend went to a former Soviet nuclear missile base called Zeltini.

Friday Ebay bargains #98

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My favorite item of today’s Ebay bargains surely is the brown suede jacket with fringes! I know that for Ebay standarts it is relatively expensive – it costs 39.99 dollars, but I do think that it is very stylish and would look so great in fall outfits! Another item that caught my eye were the cute leopard print shoes and the best thing about them is the fact that they only cost 13.99 dollars!
In this article I also wanted to mention the Jaclyn Hill xBecca highlighter! If you don’t know already, then Jaclyn Hill is quite famous Youtube beauty /lifestyle vlogger who makes videos about makeup, different tips, lifestyle etc. two or three times a week! A little while ago she and Becca Cosmetics came out with a collaboration in which they created a really great highlighter! As I have been following Jaclyn for quite some time and I already had Morphe x Jaclyn Hill favorites eye shadow palette ( which btw is amazing!), I really wanted to try out this highlighter as well! Though, I did end up quite disappointed with the fact that Sephora doesn’t ship to Latvia! I had tried to wrap my head around different solutions and almost gave up till I decided to try my luck in an Ebay auction! I got lucky and bought this highlighter for more or less the same price they sell it in stores + 10 dollars of shipping! The link that I provided in this blog post links to a ”buy it now” Becca highlighter which is a bit more expensive then what you can get on auction, but I did it for the reason that a lot of people kind of dislike the Ebay auctions and they rather use only ”buy it now” option! Anyways, you can expect a review post from me once I receive the highlighter!J

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Šīs dienas Ebay ”pērlēm” mans mīļākais atradums ir šī te brūnā velveta jaka ar bārkstīm, zinu, ka tā ir salīdzinoši padārga priekš ”Ebay” standartiem – 39.99 dolāri, bet man liekas, ka tā ir ļoti stilīga un ideāli piemērota šim rudenim! Kā arī lieliski izskatītos daudzos rudenīgajos tērpos. Vēl viena lieta, kas man iekrita acīs bija šīs leopardraksta kurpes un it sevišķi pievilcīga man šķita to cena – tikai 13.99 dolāri!
Šajā rakstā noteikti vēlējos pieminēt šo Becca x Jaclyn Hillizgaismotāju. Jaclyn Hill ir ļoti populāra Youtube video veidotāja, kas aptuveni 2-3 reizes nedēļā  Youtube ievieto dažādus video par kosmētiku, skaistumkopšanu, dzīvesstila padomus utt. Sekojoši pirms kāda laika viņa nāca klajā ar jaunu sadarbību ar Becca cosmetics un izgatavoja ļoti pievilcīgu sejas izgaismotāju! Tā kā Jaclyn Hill sekoju jau ļoti ilgu laiku un esmu arī mēģinājusi viņas un Morphe brushes izveidoto paleti ( kas ir tiešām lieliska ) tad vēlējos arī izmēģināt šo sejas izgaismotāju. Man par nejauku pārsteigumu atklāju, ka Sephora veikals, diemžēl, nenodrošina piegādi uz Latviju. Biju mēģinājusi izdomāt visvisādus variantus un beigās jau atmetusi ar roku, kad iedomājos izmēģināt savu laimi Ebay izsolēs! Un man palaimējās- pasūtīju šo izgaismotāju par aptuvenu veikala cenu + samaksāju tikai 10 dolārus piegādē! Tas links, kas ir ielikts šajā rakstā ir ”pērc tagad”, respektīvi nedaudz dārgāks, nekā izsolēs, bet zinu daudzus, kuriem šīs izsoles nepatīk, tāpēc iekļāvu tieši šo linku nevis citus. Pēc kāda laika varēsiet gaidīt manu atsauksmju rakstu! J
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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!

Striped sleeveless blazer and ripped jeans

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These outfit pictures were taken on a beautiful sunny day when me, my family and my boyfriend visited a nice city in eastern part of Latvia – Alūksne! These pictures were taken by my amazing mom in a beautiful park near the nature museum of Alūksne.

H&M beauty review

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A little bit more than two weeks ago I had an opportunity to go H&M Beauty media breakfast, which basically was an event in which I was able to get to know H&M beauty concept products in a relaxed and easy going atmosphere! I meant to write this blog post earlier, but I as I have been extremely busy and I did wanted to take my time to test these products and give my honest opinion! We never had a beauty concept here in Latvia, but I guess for most countries in which H&M operates, it was just the beauty concept relaunch! 

Friday Ebay bargains #97

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I almost cannot believe the fact that September is coming to an end and that fall is slowly showing it’s arrival marks. It seems like just few days ago I was casually laying and sunbathing in the garden of my summer house in Saulkrasti! But the reality is that for already two weeks I have been working a full time job, studying Master’s and trying to write new and interesting content in my blog. I’ll not lie – it hasn’t been easy, not at all. I still have some question marks about my Master’s degree studies as I am not 100% sure whether it is the right place or the right time for these particular studies. I am having second thoughts and I do have to give it a lot of thought. But as of right now I am fighting and trying to live by my life motto: „The less time you have, the more you can do”. We’ll see.
As I already started talking about fall, then maybe you already noticed that today’s Ebay bargains are in theme of the current season and I included items that would make this fall more colorful and interesting! From the items I mentioned above I, myself, have the maple leaf necklace and the aztec print cardigan. I definitely recommend both items, hehe, otherwise I wouldn’t have included them! The necklace has been one of the items I have been wearing a lot in these past few weeks – it just makes the fall outfit to stand out more and it certainly doesn’t hurt when the price is that good – only two dollars and four cents! Speaking of other items I included, I would love to try out the beautiful fall themed nailstickers and those scented candles, which I think could be a really great alternative to the relatively expensive Yankee candles! I can only imagine how great the room would smell of warm apple pie!
What are your fall „must have” items?

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Pilnīgi neticas, ka septembris ir jau pāri pusei un rudens palēnām, palēnām sāk parādīt savas pirmās pazīmes. Liekas, ka vēl tikai pāris dienas atpakaļ laiski atpūtos un sauļojos savā vasaras mājā Saulkrastos, bet realitātē jau otro nedēļu strādāju, paralēli mācos maģistru, kā arī cenšos blogu atjaunot ar jauniem ierakstiem! Es nemelošu, kad teikšu, ka ir grūti – pat ļoti grūti un man vēl joprojām ir šādi tādi jautājumi attiecībā pret skolu ( vai turpināt vai nē, jo neesmu 100% pārliecināta, ka studēju pareizajā vietā un laikā-  tur man vēl ir daudz vielas pārdomām), bet nu pagaidām vēl cīnos un spītīgi cenšos pieturēties pie mana dzīves moto: „Jo mazāk laika, jo vairāk var izdarīt”!
Ja reiz iesāku sarunu par rudeni, tad arī šīs dienas Ebay bargains rakstā esmu sagatavojusi visai rudenīgas lietas, kas, manuprāt, šo rudeni padarīs košāku un krāsaināku! Man pašai no augstāk minētajām lietām ir gan kļavas lapu kaklarota, gan arī šī melnbaltā, etniskā raksta jaka! Noteikti iesaku abas lietas ( savādāk jau nebūtu arī nemaz iekļāvusi!), it sevišķi kaklarotu, jo to pēdējā laikā uzlikusi esmu ļoti bieži! Kā arī tā nevien lieliski izskatās rudenīgajos tērpos, bet tai ir ļoti vilinoša cena – tikai divus dolārus un četrus centus! No jaunajām lietām, es vēlētos pamēģināt šīs rudenīgās nagu uzlīmītes, gan arī šīs aromātiskās sveces, kas noteikti varētu  būt lieliska alternatīva relatīvi dārgajām Yankee svecēm! Varu vien iedomāties cik lieliski visa istaba smaržotu pēc silta ābolu pīrāga!
Kādas ir Tavas rudens „must have” lietas?

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!

Riga street style with 27 jewelry

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As in my previous blog pot I introduced you to a czech brand 27 jewelry and the necklace and earrings I got from them, then today I wanted to show you how the pieces look in "real life" or in other words in one of my outfit posts!

New in: 27 jewelry

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Today I wanted to introduce you to breathtakingly beautiful jewelry from a czech brand called 27 jewelry! A little while ago a representative from this organization contacted me and offered to participate in their '27 ways' campaign, which basically is 27 fashion bloggers from 27 different countries styling jewelry that is made by Lenka Šváchová in their outfit posts.

Friday Ebay bargains #96

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One of Pantone Fall 2015 colors is color called 'Reflecting pond' which is a beautiful dark blue color and, even though, I do not have a lot of blue's in my closet, I do adore this color as it is very rich and noble even! This weeks favorite item has to be the spaghetti strap top as I looove the drapery, the design, the color and even the price, which, of course, is a major factor when it comes to Ebay! I do love the dress too and the price is just ridiculous - so affordable! Though, my only concern is that it could be a bit see through as I can't figure out whether it has an under layer (garment) or not!
I also have some major news to share with you - I have got a new job! You may or may not remember the fact that in the start of the summer I left my Key Sales advisor position at H&M and the spent  2 months of the summer by just enjoying myself and relaxing at my summer house in Saulkrasti. I wasn't planning on returning to the working scene this soon as this fall I am also starting my Master's degree studies and I just wanted to see how they would go, but I did saw an interesting job advertisement and without much thought I sent my CV and motivational letter! Fast forward three weeks and here I am calling myself a Marketing Specialist in the biggest insurance company in Latvia! These past couple of days have been really interesting, though also a bit overwhelming as I still have so much to learn - information overdose, but I am really happy and I am definitely up for a challenge! So with that being said I do have a lot on my plate ( full time job + master's studies), therefore, I might write blog posts not as frequently as I am used to, but I do hope to write at least three posts a week - and I would always choose quality over quantity! :)

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Viena no Pantone 2015 rudens krāsām ir ar nosaukumu 'Reflecting pond', kas ir ļoti burvīga tumši zila krāsa un kaut arī manā garderobē nav iespējams atrast daudz zilas drēbes, tik un tā uzskatu, ka šī krāsa ir ļoti skaista un noteikti piemērota rudenim! Šīs nedēļas mīļākā pērle noteikti ir šis zilais topiņš uz lencītēm, mani uzrunāja gan krāsa, gan dizains, gan arī neapšaubāmi- cena, kas manuprāt, ir viens no svarīgākajiem faktoriem Ebay! Manu uzmanību piesaistīja arī šī zilā kleita, kuras cena, manuprāt, ir pat nedaudz smieklīga, kas to padara arī ļoti pievilcīgu! Vienīgais mīnus ir tas, ka nevaru īsti saprast vai kleita nav nedaudz caurspīdīga ( pēc bildes ir ļoti grūti pateikt) un vai tai ir apakšsvārki!
Šajā rakstā noteikti vēlējos arī pieminēt lieliskus jaunumus savā dzīvē - es esmu atradusi jaunu darbu! Iespējams, atcerēsies, ka vasaras sākumā rakstīju, ka aizgāju no darba H&M un ka lielāko daļu vasaras es pavadīju atpūšoties savā vasaras mājā Saulkrastos! Es nebiju plānojusi, ka atgriezīšos darba apritē tik ātri - biju domājusi ka vēl rudens sākumā apradīšu ar savām maģistra studijām, plānošu dzīves vietas maiņu utt. Bet nejauši pārskatot darba piedāvājuma sludinājumus, ieraudzīju visai vilinošu piedāvājumu- ilgi nedomāju, aizsūtīju CV un motivācijas vēstuli! Un nu jau trīs nedēļas vēlāk esmu lepna saukt sevi par uzņēmuma AAS BALTA mārketinga speciālisti! Šīs pēdējās pāris dienas ir bijušas patiešām ļoti interesantas, bet tajā pat laikā arī saspringtas, jo ir tik daudz informācijas un vēl tik daudz kas ir jāiemācās, bet es noteikti esmu atvērta šim izaicinājumam! Lieta, ko vēl vēlējos pieminēt ir tā, ka, iespējams, rakstus šajā blogā ievietošu nedaudz retāk, jo pilna slodzes darbs un maģistra studijas aizņem ļoti lielu manu dzīves laiku, līdz ar to blogam šajā gadījumā nāksies nedaudz "ciest"! Bet esmu optimiski noskaņota un mans dzīves moto ir "Jo mazāk laika, jo vairāk var padarīt", bet es centīšos nedēļā publicēt vismaz 3 bloga rakstus! Bet noteikti šādās situācijās izvēlēšos kvalitāti pār kvantitāti! :)

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!

Back to school with New Yorker: third look

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Today is the last outfit post in collaboration with New Yorker and I think that it fits in the fall theme perfectly as I did include some major fall colors in this outfit: burgundy red and dark green!

Pien- DAIRY SPA product review

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A little while ago I was contacted by a representative from a company named Pien- DAIRY SPA and asked me to choose three different products for me to try out and later review them on my blog! I did have some previous knowledge of the brand before hands, but I really never had a chance to try their products, therefore, I happily agreed and decided to try out these three products - Foaming bath, Handsoap and Cleansing foam for facial skin! As per usual you can read an individual review on all of them down in the post!

Back to school with New Yorker: second look

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The second outfit in collaboration with New Yorker is very fall like as in this outfit I included items in the trendy fall colors - orange, dark green and grey! I think that the statement piece of this outfit, surely, is the tribal batwing cardigan which I think is in a beautiful and bold orange color that immensely good looks on tanned skin!

Friday Ebay bargains #95

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It surely seems like summer has given up and fall is slowly setting in and as these past few days were kind of gloomy, the items I am presenting in today's Ebay bargains kind of match up with that! What struck me today was the fact that a lot of trees are already having yellow leaves and that the ground is full of them - when did that happen? It seems like just yesterday I was in my bikini sunbathing and swimming in the sea! In my mind, the summer didn't really start this year in Latvia, except, maybe, for August as it was relatively warmer than in other years and I did get the chance to get a nice glowing summer tan, swim in the Baltic sea, attend some summer parties and just relax in general, Therefore, I can't really say that I didn't enjoy myself despite the everchanging weather! I really hope that you'll find something useful in this week's Ebay bargains post and that something will catch your eye! This week I am really loving the accessories, for example, these shoes and this bag would surely complement any fall outfit!

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Ar katru dienu laiks paliek aizvien tumšāks un tumšāks un pat gribot, negribot no skapja laukā tiek vilktas drēbes aizvien tumšākos toņos! Vakardien tikai pamanīju, ka ļoti daudziem kokiem jau krīt lapas (!) un rodas jautājums - pa kuru laiku? Vasara šogad, pēc manām domām, tā īsti arī neatnāca, lai gan jāpiebilst, ka augusts, noteikti bija labākais vasaras mēnesis, kurā paspēju arī nedaudz iesauļoties, papeldēties, apmeklēt dažas vasaras ballītes un atpūsties kopumā  - tā kā nevarētu teikt, ka vasara nebūtu izdevusies! Jo kaut arī laika apstākļi ļoti ietekmē to, kā es jūtos un kāds ir mans gara stāvoklis, ir svarīgi izbaudīt katru mirkli, nečīkstot par nesasniedzamo! Saistībā ar nedaudz drūmo un pelēcīgo laiku, arī šīs nedēļas Ebay "pērles" ir attiecīgi tumšākos toņos! Ceru, ka šajā rakstā atradīsiet kaut ko noderīgu un piesaistošu! Man personīgi šonedēļ vislabāk patīk tieši aksesuāri! Šīs kurpes un šī somiņa ir noteikti tās, kas lieliski papildinātu rudens tērpus!

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 Yorker X Call me Maddie konkurss! [NOSLĒDZIES]

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Hi, my dear International readers, today I don't quite have a post for you guys as I am hosting a giveaway only for my local (Latvian) readers! I hope you don't mind that, because there will be more contests for all of you in the future! Thank you for reading and see you on Friday Ebay bargains post! :*

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Kā jau vakardienas outfit rakstā solīju, šodien esmu sagatavojusi konkursu sadarbībā ar New Yorker! Kas gan ir konkurss bez balvām, vai ne? Šoreiz balvās ir trīs New Yorker dāvanu kartes 50 eiro vērtībā! Kad meklēju un saskaņoju drēbes priekš trīs outfit ierakstiem, kas papildinātu šo konkursu ievēroju, ka New Yorker ir tiešām labi sagatavojies rudens modei - redzēju ļoti daudzas virsjakas, sākot no vienmēr aktuālajām ādas jakām, dažādu krāsu mētelīšiem ( pusgarajiem) līdz pat siltākām virsjakām! Kā arī nesen iepazīstoties ar šī rudens aktuālajām krāsām pārliecinājos, ka New Yorker arī ļoti aktīvi seko līdzi modes tendencēm un šīs krāsas noteikti dominēja veikala plauktos! To arī varēsiet ieraudzīt manos divos nākamajos tērpu ierakstos! Esmu ļoti priecīga un pateicīga New Yorker, kā arī Polhem PR par iespēju noorganizēt šo konkursu un dot Jums iespēju atsvaidzināt rudens garderobi tieši laikā uz skolas/darba atsākšanos! 
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* Konkursā var piedalīties tikai Latvijā dzīvojoši lasītāji, bez vecuma ierobežojuma! Trīs kokursa uzvarētājus es izlozēšu pēc 14. septembra! Uzvarētājus es izziņošu sociālajos tīklos ( Facebook un Twitter), kā arī nosūtīšu trim uzvarētājiem/ām savu lielo apsveikuma epastu, kurā tad arī sarunāsim, kā nokļūsi pie šīs dāvanu kartes! Gadījumā, ja trīs dienu laikā uzvarētājs neatsauksies uz epastu, izlozēšu jaunu laimētāju!
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Back to school with New Yorker: first look

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latvian-fashion-bloggerFirst of all I wanted to congratulate you all with the 1st of September and the start of fall! What's interesting is the fact that this year three generations in my family are starting school - my little niece is starting elementary, my cousin is starting Bachelor studies and I am starting my Master's studies! It is a truly big year for us!