, Call me Maddie: February 2016

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Spring date

Chi Chi London Avia dress
Spring wedding outfit idea
Today I have planned a lovely blog post for you. Why lovely? Because in today’s outfit post I am wearing a super lovely dress from a brand called Chi Chi London! If you are a regular reader if my blog then you already know how dear Chi Chi is to me.

H&M Beauty makeup look

H&M beauty makeup
Ever since September when H&M launched their Beauty department in H&M stores all around the world, I've started building my own H&M Beauty collection with some of the basic everyday go-to makeup products. Maybe you'll even remember the first impressions review post I did on their products when the collection launched. Today I've decided to share my thoughts and opinion on H&M Beauty products via a makeup look, so you can see everything almost up close. I've created a makeup look in warm and earthy colours and used bronze as the base colour.

Friday Ebay bargains #113

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Macarons are surely one of my favorite sweet snacks! J I can clearly remember the first time I was introduced to macarons and if I remember right it was in one of Gossip Girls episodes (which reminds me the fact that I wanted to re watch all seasons of GG as I miss the Chuck and Blair drama very dearly). So since then I have completely fallen in love with them and without any doubts wouldn’t hesitate on having a small getaway to Paris, France. I can picture myself sitting in a nice cafe and eating one macaron after another J But as this is only one of my daydreams, I need to get back to earth and figure out other ways how to enlighten my routine, for example, visit a local cafe or maybe go to a macaron cooking class J
Or, maybe, by buying a really cute and “tasty” watch on Ebay and just smiling whenever I see those macarons on my wrist! J
Do you like these small pieces of heaven called macarons?

LV
Macaroni ir viennozīmīgi viens no maniem mīļākajiem našķiem! J Vēl ļoti labi atceros pirmo reizi, kad uzzināju par macarons našķiem kādā no Gossip Girl sērijām (šis man lieka atgādināt to, ka varētu kādu reizi noskatīties visas šī seriāla sezonas) un kopš tās reizes esmu tos ļoti iemīļojusi. Tagad noteikti neatteiktos no neliela getaway uz Parīzi, kur kādā smalkā kafejnīcā tos varētu baudīt, baudīt un baudīt… J Bet nu, kamēr šis sapnis vēl nerealizējas ir jāapsver kaut kas reālāks, piemēram, kādas vietējās kafejnīcas apmeklējums, piemēram ir doma apmeklēt Arbooz cafe, jo Instagram’ā vienmēr siekalojos pār garšīgajām bildēm. Ir kāda bijusi? J Vai arī pirms kāda laika lasīju par macarons meistarklasi Nom Nom kafejnīcā – manuprāt, izklausās patiešām forši!

Vai arī vēl viens veids ir nopirkt šādu “garšīgu” pulksteni Ebay’ā un priecāties par skaistajiem un smalkajiem macaroniem uz rokas ik dienu! J Vai Tev garšo šie mazie franču garšas brīnumiņi? 

~With love~
Maddie



How to style a midi dress

Latvian fashion blogger
How to style and wear a grey midi dress
It looks like winter stubbornly is here to stay and there is no room for spring yet. But even besides the fact that my mood clearly doesn’t match the weather conditions, I have brought spring in my home with the help ofbeautiful daffodils that were brought to me by my friends in a small housewarming party I hosted on Friday. The room already looks more fresh and more spring-like! J Have you brought spring in your home already?

My faves from Catrice & essence

My essence and catrice favorites
Catrice and essence are two makeup brands that I have used pretty frequently in my makeup looks that I publish on my blog from time to time. I truly have grown to like a lot both brands and there are so many products that have become a must have products in my daily makeup routine. Therefore, today I have prepared a blog post for you in which I am sharing only some of my faves from both brands.

Friday Ebay bargains #112

powder blue and pink ebay
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Wuhu Friday is here!!! J This has been one of the busiest weeks this year so far– almost every day I have left the house right before eight in the morning and come home around ten in the evening. It’s tough, but at the same time I like being busy because I like the fact that my days are filled with a lot of activities and that there is never a dull moment. Though, of course, I would loooove to have more time for my blog and blogging, for example, I haven’t responded to your awesome comments in my previous blog posts ( you guys are amazing J), but I promise to do that this weekend!
In today’s Ebay bargains article you can see that pastels are the dominant color of the collage. Light blue and soft pink are such beautiful colors and the fact that pastels have been claimed the color of 2016 only make me happier since we will be able to see more pastels-everything in stores (clothing, accessories etc.). Soft and feminine colors are my favorite and I also think that they suit me the best!
Which are your fave colors? Are you a pastel lover like me?

LV
Piektdiena ir klāt!!! J Šī ir bijusi viena no aizņemtākajām nedēļām - gandrīz katru dienu šonedēļ no mājām esmu izgājusi pirms astoņiem, savukārt atgriezusies ap desmitiem vakarā. Grūti, bet tajā pat laikā man patīk šāda noslogotība, jo ir ļoti piepildītas dienas un ne reizi nesanāk laika garlaikoties vai nīkt. Protams, es ļoti vēlētos, lai man būtu vairāk laika, lai man būtu iespēja pievērsties blogam un blogošanai! Es apsolu – šajā nedēļas nogalē atbildēšu uz visiem jūsu komentāriem – pēdējos rakstos jūs esiet bijuši tiešām lieliski! Paldies! J
Šodienas rakstā variet redzēt krietnu pasteļtoņu pārsvaru pār citām krāsām. Gaiši zilais un maigi rozā ir patiešām burvīgas krāsas un kā jau iespējams daudzi no jums jau to zina – pasteļtoņi ir atzīti par šī gada trenda krāsām! Mani tas tikai iepriecina jo maigie toņi ir mani mīļākie un uzskatu, ka tie arī man vislabāk piestāv!

Kādas ir Tavas favorītkrāsas? Vai Tev arī patīk pasteļtoņi?

~With love~
Maddie

5 things that help me to relax

5 things that help me relax
Since I have started working a full time job, I honestly adore weekends, but I must admit that only two days are surely not enough time to get back on track and get ready for another working week. Therefore, you have to be creative in your solutions how to regain strength and cool down from a stressful day/week and so today I have written down 5 things that help me to relax and that I usually do in workday evenings to help me to reduce the stress and/tiredness.

Styling a chevron print coat

European fashion blogger
Chic and stylish outfit of the day
Even though, the weather in Latvia surely isn't a cakewalk and the temperature still slips into minuses, I have slowly started pulling out some spring coats from my wardrobe which in  most cases isn't such a great idea since I come home shivering - oh well, but what to do if I am way too impatient to wait for spring to come?

Makeup look: Soft Valentines day look

Soft Valentines day makeup look
Even though Valentines day is only tomorrow, me and my boyfriend decided to go out and have a small dinner date. Actually I should paraphrase that since we actually had a breakfast date as theyplace we went to is actually known for serving breakfast 24/7. Ain't that great? Those Belgian waffles were delicious! Yummm...

Friday Ebay bargains #111

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*Holidays are my happy days* TGFI, right? :) As per usual on Friday I have collected together some of my favorite Ebay bargains from this week. For two weeks in a row I have focused on the three color whales - black, white and red and I am kind of desperetaly waiting for spring to come so I could pull out some gorgeous pastels from my wardrobe. But meanwhile I am sticking to the classics and picked out this weeks bargains in the sophisticated colors that black, white and red are!
This week without any doubts my favorite find has to be that gorgeous red coat! Of course, there is always a chance that it will not turn out to be so great in real life, but I mean in pictures it does look stunning - do you agree? Though, I have to add that I am one hundred percent sure that I don't need a new red coat since I already have two (!!) of them, but a girl can always dream! Am I right? :)

LV
*Brīvdienas ir manas laimīgās dienas*. TGFI, vai ne? :) Kā jau ierasti piektdienā, esmu apkopojusi dažus no maniem mīļākajiem šīs nedēļas Ebay atradumiem un jau otro nedēļu pēc kārtas galvenais akcents tiek likts uz balto, melno un sarkano. Ļoti, ļoti gaidu pavasara sākšanos, kad no garderobes varēšu vilkt ārā skaistos pasteļtoņus, bet tikmēr pieturos pie klasiskas un pārbaudītas krāsu kombinācijas! 
Šīs dienas mīļākais atradums noteikti būs sarkanais mētelis! Protams, vienmēr pastāv šaubas par to cik tas būs kvalitatīvs, jo bildēs mētelis izskatās uz visiem 100%, ceru, ka arī dzīvē tas izskatīsies tik pat lieliski! Kaut gan jāpiebilst, ka man noteikti nav nepieciešams vēl viens sarkans mētelis, jo man tādi jau ir divi (!!), bet, protams, gribēt jau nav kaitīgi, vai ne? :)


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!



H&M STUDIO SS'16 collection preview

H&M Studio SS 16 collection preview
In January I was given a fantastic opportunity to preview the newest H&M Studio collection and, of course, it was dedicated to the hopefully soon coming spring and summer!

Dark edgy outfit

Winter style
How to style biker style
This outfit is kind of a representation of items that I love in my wardrobe, for example, I am wearing one of my favorite biker style  jackets,  a tartan shirt, big and spacious sporty bag and the newest addition to my shoes collection - stylish boots with glitter on them.

Friday Ebay bargains #110

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TGIF, right? :) Ever since I started working a regular 9 to 5 job ( from Monday till Friday), I have definitely learnt to appreciate how amazing is the Friday evening and how awesome is the weekend! When I worked at H&M I was working shifts, therefore, I didn't feel the routine that much, but now surely I see why people find Mondays that depressing! Anyways, today I have not planned anything, but to relax - boyfriend has gone out with his friends, I have bought myself a tasty bottle of white wine and some snacks  + I have 5 or 6 series of the newest season of the Bachelor! Seriously, how cute Ben is, right? :)
In today's blog post I just couldn't not include the Iphone case with a marble print, I know, I know - the last week's FEB post was all about marble, but I just can't even... Seriously, I am becoming obsessed! :) This week's favorite bargain for sure are the lace up heels, which are super trendy right now & lucky for us they are available at Ebay for a really friendly price!

LV
Paldies Dievam piektdiena ir klāt! :) Kopš es sāku strādāt regulārajā darba laikā ( no pirmdienas līdz piektdienai) esmu patiešām apjautusi to cik feinas ir piektdienas un cik lieliska ir nedēļas nogale, jo iepriekš strādājot maiņu darbu to rutīnu tik ļoti nevarēja just! Šodienas plānā ir atpūsties pēc pilnas programmas - esmu viena mājās uz visu vakaru (draugs ir devies pie saviem draugiem), esmu nopirkusi garšīgu baltvīnu un dažus našķus, kā arī man ir 5 vai 6 nenoskatītas sērijas no nenopietnā un vieglā realitātes šova "Vecpuisis"! Es biju patiešām aizmirsusi to cik forši ir pavadīt laiku vienatnē, atpūsties un baudīt garas un nedaudz stresainas nedēļas noslēgumu! 
Šīs dienas rakstā nu nevarēju nekādīgi neiekļaut vēl vienu marmora raksta telefona vāciņu - mana apsēstība laikam vien augs tikai augumā! :) Šīs dienas mīļākais Ebay atradums noteikti ir šīs kurpes ar aukliņām - tās pašlaik ir mega populāras un par laimi Ebay'ā tās var atrast par patiešām draudzīgu cenu! :)

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!

Makeup look: When in doubt wear red

Red lipstick makeup look
Yesterday you already had the chance to get acquainted with a new makeup brand called Model Launcher and as promised today I am showing you a makeup look featuring this brand's products. Find full details of the products I used at the end of this blog post.

Let's get acquainted: Model Launcher makeup

Model Launcher makeup review
Today I'd like to introduce you to a relatively new american makeup brand called Model Launcher.