, Call me Maddie: May 2017

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New favorite line from L'Occitane

L'Occitane Terre de Lumiere review
'As the day draws to a close, the sky is set alight, embracing all the shades of gold. Beauty is suspended in time as this stunning spectacle reaches its height. This is the golden hour.'

A little while ago L'Occitane launched a new line called 'Terre de Lumiere' or in other words 'The essence of the golden hour'. The scent of this line is that amazing that it has surpassed my all time favorite L'Occitane Peony line. There are five products in this line - eau de parfum, shower gel, body lotion, balsam and soap. If I have to highlight any product then it has to be the perfume, because it will most certainly be my most used perfume in those golden summer evenings. I also quite like the balsam which can be used for the whole body, but I prefer it for my hands the most. I also like the shower gel as it has a strong scent that lingers on your body hours after the shower. It has a nice oily texture which my skin adores, but I kind of wish it would foam a bit more, because you need a lot of product to cover the whole body.

LV
'Diena tuvojas noslēgumam un debesis iekrāsojas visos zelta toņos. Skaistums tiek apturēts laikā un to apdulinošais skaistums sasniedz visus augstumus. Šī ir zelta stunda.'

Neilgu laiku atpakaļ L'Occitane nāca klajā ar jaunu līniju ar nosaukumu 'Terre de Lumiere', jeb latviskojot 'Zelta stundas essence'. Šīs līnijas aromāts ir tik burvīgs, ka uz doto brīdi pat ir apsteidzis manu ilgtermiņa favorītu no L'Occitane peoniju aromātu. Šajā līnijā atradīsi 5 dažādus produktus - eau de parfum, dušas želeju, ķermeņa losjonu, ķermeņa balzāmu un aromātiskas ziepes. Ja man jāizceļ kāds produkts tad tās noteikti ir smaržas, jo neapšaubāmi būs manas vasaras zeltaino vakaru aromāts, kā arī balzāms, kas ir paredzēts visam ķermenim, bet galvenokārt lietoju kā roku krēmu. Dušas želeja, manuprāt, arī ir ļoti laba un tai ir ļoti izteikts aromāts, kuru var just vēl ilgi pēc mazgāšanās reizes. Tai ir patīkama eļļaina tekstūra, kas manam ķermeni patīk nu ļoti, ļoti. Bet tajā pat laikā man pietrūka labāka putošana, jo, lai noklātu visu ķermeni ir nepieciešams diezgan daudz produkta.
L'Occitane Terre de Lumiere review
"Terre de Lumière plays on the tension between masculine freshness and delicious feminine softness. It’s a very innovative scent, the first gourmand aromatic fragrance from L’OCCITANE, absolutely addictive."
Calice Baker, Master Perfumer

"Terre de Lumiere spēlējas ar vīrišķīgo svaigumu un baudpilnu sievišķīgo maigumu. Tas ir ļoti inovatīvs aromāts, pirmais baudpilnais aromāts no L'Occitane, kurš rada pilnīgu atkarību."
Kalise Bekere, Galvenā parfimēre
L'Occitane Terre de Lumiere review
I also wanted to show you a few pictures from the event in which I had a lovely opportunity to find out more about this line 🌞

Rakstā vēlējos arī iekļaut pāris bildes no pasākuma, kurā man bija prieks iepazīties ar šo aromātu un līniju tuvāk 🌞
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Have you tried this line?
Vai esi jau mēģinājis/usi šo līniju?

Casual spring weekend outfit

Riga street style
Do you ever have the feeling that there is not enough hours in the day? Lately it's all I've been feeling. There is so much I want to do, achieve, but every evening it's the same story all over again - around twelve o'clock I find myself realizing that I've not done even half of the things I wanted to do. Of course, I clearly understand that you can never manage to do everything, but as deep down I am a perfectionist not always I remember that.
Before I thought I didn't have enough time, but then in December when I landed a really great freelance job (I work freelance every evening and weekends as there is a steady work flow) and I understood how much time I had beforehand. I think the hardest part is to endure the pressure I am putting on myself. Every weekday from 8:30 to 17:00 I have my main job and afterwards I do my freelance job and I am trying to do them both with my best conscience because I could never leave work half done. Then it the remaining time I try to maintain my blog which lately has longer and longer pauses, be a good girlfriend to my boyfriend, a good mom to my little kiddos - puppy Aurelia and kitten Mickey, a good daughter to my parents and visit them as much as possible and a good friend. Also one of the toughest parts is finding time for yourself. I can't even remember the last time I was able to pick up a book, watch a tv show or a movie or just do completely nothing. Around a month ago I got sick and what started just as a simple cough three weeks later lead to a sinusitis all because I just couldn't manage to take it easy for couple of days. Thankfully with the help of antibiotics and three days working from home helped and I got myself back on track.  But I can't say that I've learnt my lesson as I am still running around "with a hot potato in my hands". The tiredness adds up and it's impossible to sleep in the weekends because of the little munchkins who wake up around seven in the morning. The dark circles under my eyes have gotten so dark that now I am applying concealer in two layers.
I've written about my lack of time beforehand and I know very clearly that I have to give up something as living like this is not pleasant, nor healthy. And that thing hopefully in short term is my blog, but don't worry I am not quitting or anything, I'll just write articles a little less frequently. I'll try to stick to at least two posts per week. Ebay bargains article will remain on Fridays. To compensate for the pauses from my end I promise to put up more qualitative and hopefully more interesting articles.
How do you cope with stress and time management?

LV
Vai jums arī brīžiem ir tāda sajūta, ka diennaktī ir par maz stundu? Pēdējā laikā šī sajūta ir tā, kas mani pavada no dienas dienā. Ir tik daudz ko vēlos paspēt izdarīt, bet vienmēr ap pulksten 12 vakarā secinu, ka neesmu izdarījusi ne pusi no tā, ko biju ieplānojusi. Protams, apzinos, ka ne vienmēr visu ir iespējams paspēt, bet tā kā savā ziņā esmu perfekcioniste, ne vienmēr to ņemu vērā.
Ja man jau iepriekš likās, ka neuzspēju visu laicīgi, tad kopš decembra, kad sāku strādāt arī freelance darbu (man freelance darbs ir katru dienu – dažreiz vairāk, dažreiz mazāk; arī brīvdienās.), sapratu to cik daudz laika man bija iepriekš 😊 Visgrūtāk, laikam, ir izturēt un pārvarēt to spiedienu, ko radu pati sev, jo gan savu 8:30-17:00 pamatdarbu, gan freelance darbu daru pēc labākās sirdsapziņas un tajā pat laikā cenšos uzturēt un attīstīt savu blogu, kurā, diemžēl, aizvien biežāk parādās ilgākas klusuma pauzes, cenšos būt laba draudzene draugam, laba mamma saviem mazajiem – kucēnam Aurēlijai un kaķēnam Mikijam, laba meita vecākiem – apciemot tos pēc iespējas biežāk, un arī laba draudzene draudzenēm -neatteikt satikšanos ar aizbildināšanos par aizņemto grafiku. Un pats grūtākais visā šajā mikslī ir atrast arī laiku sev. Man tik ļoti pietrūkst tā, piemēram, viena stunda dienā, kuru veltīt sev – paskatīties kādu filmu vai seriālu, palasīt kādu grāmatu vai vienkārši tāpat neko nedarīt. Pirms mēneša saslimu, bet aizņemtības dēļ slimību kārtīgi neizslimoju un tā no parasta klepus pārgāja uz deguna blakus dobuma iekaisumu. Par laimi ar antibiotiku palīdzību un trīs dienu miera režīmu tiku galā ar to, ko “marinēju” trīs nedēļas, bet laikam mācību vēl joprojām neesmu guvusi – jo turpinu skriet, ķert un grābt. Nogurums sakrājas un brīvdienās neizdodas pilnvērtīgi izgulēties pateicoties mazajiem trakuļiem, kuri ir pieraduši celties ap septiņiem no rīta. Un zilie apakšloki kļūst tik tumši, ka nu jau konsīleri vietām lieku jau divās kārtās. 
Par laika trūkumu jau esmu rakstījusi iepriekš un, jā, apzinos, ka ir nepieciešams no kaut kā atteikties, jo šādi dzīvot nav ne veselīgi, ne arī patīkami. Un kā jau minēju, tad uz doto brīdi nedaudz atlieku malā blogošanu. Bet nesatraucieties, blogot noteikti nepārstāšu un, cerams, vēl joprojām izdosies pieturēties vismaz pie diviem ierakstiem nedēļā, bet no savas puses apsolos šos rakstus veidot vēl kvalitatīvākus un, cerams, arī interesantākus. Ebay bargains raksti gan paliks nemainīgi un katru piektdienu jūs turpināšu iepazīstināt ar dažādām lietām, kuras atrodu Ebay plašumos.
Kā Tu tiec galā ar stresu un vēlmi paspēt visu vienlaicīgi?
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Styling a pink leather jacket
What to wear in spring
Pink leather jacket inspiration
Jacket - Boohoo via EshopWedrop (currently not available, similar here, here and here)
Top - Quiz Clothing
Jeans - H&M
Shoes - H&M
Sunglasses - Ebay
(use code "CALLMEMADDIE" to receive a 15% discount! Valid till 30th of June)

~With love~
Maddie


Shaped bags | Friday Ebay bargains #157

Ebay shaped bags
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Quirky shaped bags are one of the latest trends, therefore, in today’s blog post I have collected a few bags in different shapes that you can find on none other than Ebay. I personally really like bags like this because I think that they add an interesting touch to the outfit. Of course, I know that it’s worth to invest in qualitative and more classic handbags as they will last longer than just a season, but as it’s Ebay and the prices are super friendly there, I believe it’s cool and fun way to experiment with interesting shape bags 😊
Which bag do you like the most?

LV
Viens no pēdējā laika trendiem ir somiņas dažādos formātos, tāpēc šodienas rakstā apkopoju dažnedažādas šāda stila somiņas un, protams, kur gan labāk tās meklēt, ja ne Ebay’ā 😊 Man pašai šādas somiņas ļoti iet pie sirds un, manuprāt, tās tērpam piešķir interesantu odziņu. Protams, saprotu, ka šis trends nebūs ļoti ilglaicīgs un, ka prātīgāk ir ieguldīt naudu somiņās ar klasisku izskatu, bet tā kā tas ir Ebay un cenas ir ļoti draudzīgas, tad, manuprāt, šādi paeksperimentēt ir forši un jautri 😊

Kura somiņa Tev patīk vislabāk?

~With love~
Maddie

Kinetics Spring/Summer 2017 collection 'Escape'

Kinetics Escape collection review
My favorite nail polish brand Kinetics has come out with a new collection that will undeniably will be perfect for a hot and colourful summer. The name of the collection is ESCAPE and you will find eight different nail polishes, starting from a milky apricot colour to a dark blackberry purple. I will tell a little more about each shade and at the end of the article you'll see a super easy manicure that was created based on the bold and colourful shades of the collection.

LV
Mans mīļākais nagu laku zīmols Kinetics ir nācis klajā ar jaunu kolekciju, kas būs patiesi perfekti piemērota sulīgai un siltai vasarai. Kolekcijas nosaukums ir ESCAPE un tajā atradīsi astoņus dažādus košus toņus, sākot no pienaina aprikožu toņa līdz pat tumšam kazeņu violetajam. Par katru toni nedaudz vairāk pastāstīšu un zemāk varēsi redzēt manis izveidotu manikīru, kas tapis iedvesmojoties no kolekcijas burvīgajiem toņiem. Kinetics nagu lakas vari iegādāties veikalos: Stockmann, Douglas, Debenhams, Kolonna salonos un veikalos profesionāļiem (Salonline, BeautyFor u.c.).
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"Have you ever wanted to Escape? I bet you do, for whatever reasons! Indeed, Why not my friend
5AM, I am ready to leave. My escape plan is in my pocket and I feel thrilled! A little surprise at the check-in counter - It's not my passport! But never mind, all is good, we're taking off and my vacation mood is on. 
Who's throwing a pool party here? Can I have a Pink drink, please?  Ok, let's go for a swim - Oh, wow, there's a Shark in the pool! Who cares about a shark, if Mr. Handsome is right next to you! I just need to look stunning! Wait a minute, Kiss me not! I have a better idea - Marry me, Lemon
What's your escape plan?"
Kinetics Escape collection review
A very beautiful, light apricot shade that will look just perfect on sun kissed hands. I've never imagined how different the shade of white can be.

Burvīgs, gaišs aprikožu tonis, kas perfekti izskatīsies skaisti nosauļotām rokām. Nekad nebiju iedomājusies, ka baltais tonis var būt tik dažāds.
Kinetics Escape collection review
I love yellow nail polish, but as the colour is pretty specific, I don't use it that much in my daily life. But as in summer I am more open to bold and colourful colours in my wardrobe, makeup and manicure, this shade will be perfect! The nail polish is very beautiful and you can achieve full coverage with only two layers.

Man ļoti, ļoti patīk dzeltena nagu laka, bet tā kā krāsa ir diezgan specifiska, tad uz nagiem to lieku ļoti reti. Bet tā kā vasarā savā apģērbā, grimā un arīdzan manikīrā dodu priekšroku košākām krāsām, tad šis dzeltenais būs tieši laikā! Ļoti skaists tonis - sedzamību var panākt ar divām kārtām.
Kinetics Escape collection review
As the name of the this shade and the collection is the same, I suppose that this is the main shade of the collection. I can't say that it's my favorite as I think that the blue or the yellow one might have been more suitable for the role of the main shade of the collection. But the shade is still beautiful and I will for sure use it a lot in the summer time.

Tā kā kolekcijas nosaukums sakrīt ar šī toņa nosaukumu, tad pieņemu, ka šis ir kolekcijas galvenais tonis. Manuprāt, dzeltenais vai zilais tonis šai lomā būtu atbilstošāki, bet arī šis tonis ir lielisks un noteikti vasarā tiks lietots uz nebēdu!
Kinetics Escape collection review
What would be summer with a bright red shade nail polish? I think that this is the perfect shade for those hot and wild summer parties!

Kas gan būtu vasara bez koši sarkanā? Manuprāt, perfektais tonis karstajām un trakulīgajām vasaras ballītēm!
Kinetics Escape collection review
This colour I am currently wearing on my toes and I am loving it so much that it's hard not to look at my feet and smile. Love the fuchsia pink tones in this one!

Šobrīd šī nagu laka ir uz maniem pēdu nagiem un tiešām ir grūti nepasmaidīt paskatoties uz tiem! Man ļoti patīk fuksijrozā toņi šajā nagu lakā!
Kinetics Escape collection review
The darkest shade of the collection - it looks really great on the nails and I love how it reminds me of fresh garden blackberries 😋

Tumšākais šīs kolekcijas tonis, uz nagiem izskatās lieliski un nedaudz atgādina svaigas dārza kazenes 😋
Kinetics Escape collection review
Another favorite of mine. This shade is too perfect and I love the name of it even more 😍 This will for sure be my go to nail polish when I'll go to the beach.

Vēl viens mans favorīt tonis. Krāsa, manuprāt, ir vienkārši lieliska un nosaukums ir ļoti trāpīgs 😍 Šī noteikti būs mana go-to nagu laka izbraucienos uz pludmali.
Kinetics Escape collection review
This shade reminds me a bit of the shade 'Morning After' which was part of the Kinetics 'Gala the Big Party' collection. Though this shade is a more down to earth version of it and has a bit more blue-ish undertones.

Šī nagu laka man nedaudz atgādina Kinetics kolekcijas 'Gala the Big Party' nagu laku 'Morning After'. Bet šai nagu lakai tonis ir nedaudz piezemētāks, kā arī tajā ir izteiktāki zilie apakštoņi.
Colourful manicure ideaa

What are your thoughs about the collection?
Kādas ir Tavas domas par šo kolekciju?

~With love~

Maddie

Friday Ebay bargains #156

Friday Ebay bargains summer edition
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TGIF! Today the weather in Latvia has been crazy good! It was almost +30C which I think is amazing as I totally strive in hot weather! It's a pity we didn't have a chance to enjoy spring as we jumped right into summer, but, nevertheless I am very happy about the current weather situation 😊 As I felt very inspired by the gorgeous weather, I collected various Ebay bargains in the theme of summer. My fave has to be those shorts, but as I've never ordered shorts from Ebay I am kind vary about the sizing.  I hope the weather has been treating you well and that you will find something useful in today's article! Happy weekend!

LV
Sveiciens vasarīgajā piektdienā! Šodienas laika apstākļi mūs neapšaubāmi lutina un nespēju vien beigt par tiem priecāties! Protams, ir nedaudz žēl, ka neesam gluži izbaudījuši pavasari un uzreiz ielēkuši vasarā, bet, ja laiks ir tik foršs kā pašlaik - es nesūdzos 😊
Šodienas siltā laika iespaidota, esmu apkopojusi dažnedažādas vasarīgus Ebay atradumus! Manuprāt, viens no foršākajiem šīs nedēļas atradumiem ir šie šorti, bet tā kā līdz šim neesmu nekad pasūtījusi šortus Ebay'ā, tad neesmu gluži droša par izmēriem. Ceru, ka Tev izdosies izbaudīt silto un saulaino laiku, kā arī, ceru, ka šodienas rakstā atradīsi arī kaut ko sev noderīgu.

~With love~
Maddie

Getting ready for a spring date | Daniel Wellington

Fresh makeup look
Today's article has been created in collaboration with a near and dear Scandinavian watch brand - Daniel Wellington. You might remember this article in which I introduced you to their new collection called Classic Petite. In today's article I wanted to share with you their news - they've adjusted some of their straps for the Classic Petite watch! The strap I chose for my Classic Petite watch is the 'Bristol' one.
As I've been collaborating with this brand for couple of years, their watches have become an inseparable part of my daily life - both work and private. So instead of just telling you about the new Classic Petite straps, I've created a little picture story in which I wanted to show you how I get ready for a spring date with my boyfriend. Starting from nails, to makeup & to outfit.

Šīs dienas raksts ir tapis sadarbībā ar manis nu jau ļoti, ļoti iemīļotu skandināvu pulksteņu zīmolu Daniel Wellington. Iespējams atcerēsies šo bloga ierakstu, kurā iepazīstināju ar Daniel Wellington jauno pulksteņu kolekciju - Classic Petite. Šodienas rakstā vēlos pavēstīt foršus jaunumus, jeb to, ka Daniel Wellington šai pulksteņu kolekcijai ir laidis klajā arī dažādas siksniņas. Manis izvēlētā siksniņa ir 'Bristol'.
Tā kā šo pāris gadu laikā kopš sadarbojos ar šo uzņēmumu, tā pulksteņi ir kļuvuši par neatņemamu mana ikdienas - gan darba, gan privātās dzīves, sastāvdaļu. Tā vietā, lai vienkārši jums pastāstītu par jaunajām Classic Petite pulksteņu siksniņām, es izlēmu izveidot nelielu stāstu un bilžu veidā parādīt nelielu ieskatu tam kā es gatavojos pavasara randiņam. Sākot ar manikīru, meikapu un tērpu.
Kinetics Escape collection
For my manicure I chose my favorite this spring's nail polish (Why not, my friend) from Kinetics newest collection 'Escape'. I will tell you more about the collection really soon.

Uz nagiem mana pavasara mīļākā nagu laka (Why not, my friend) no Kinetics jaunākās 'Escape' kolekcijas. Ar pašu kolekciju iepazīstināšu jūs pavisam drīz!
Spring makeup look
I chose to use neutral and earthy colours in my makeup since they are the ones I've been using the most this spring & I know that my boyfriend likes a subtle, yet feminine makeup on me.

Grimu ieturēju neitrālos un piezemētos toņos, kurus šajā pavasarī lietoju visbiežāk un zinu, ka draugam neuzkrītošs un sievišķīgs grims patīk vislabāk.
Getting ready for a spring date
Light spring makeup look
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Spring outfit inspiration
As on weekends I am all about casual style and our date happened to be on Saturday, I decided to wear my dearly beloved jeans and top with cutouts on the shoulders. All styled together with cream colour accessories.

Nedēļas nogalēs manā garderobē valda casual (ikdienišķais) stils, tāpēc, tā kā randiņš mums bija sestdienā, tad nolēmu uzvilkt iemīļotos džinsus, krekliņu ar izgriezumiem plecu daļā kā arī krēmkrāsas aksesuārus.
Top - Quiz Clothing
Jeans - H&M
Shoes - H&M
Bag - Ebay
Daniel Wellington Classic Petite Bristol strap watch
If you'll use the code "CALLMEMADDIE" you will receive a 15% disccount for your purchase at www.danielwellington.com. The code is valid till 30th of June!

Līdz 30.06. ar kodu "CALLMEMADDIE" saņemsi 15% atlaidi savam pirkumam Daniel Wellington mājas lapā!

~With love~
Maddie

Friday Ebay bargains #155

Ebay bargains
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TGIF! Though I must say that this week's Friday is not the most exciting day since we have to work tomorrow (we had an extra day off last week because of the long holidays, so we have to make up for that day on this Saturday 😒). But regardless of that, I've still managed to collect together my weekly Ebay faves. From the items I've mentioned in the article, I would love to have those big sunnies (lately my relationship with sunglasses can be described in one phrase - "the bigger, the better" 😊) as well as that chic white blouse as all my white blouses have been worn out & I am in need of a new one. I find it really cool that this one has a longer back detailing.
I hope you'll have a really nice weekend & that hopefully at least you don't have to work!

LV
Hei, sveiciens piektdienā! Šonedēļ piektdiena tādu sajūsmu neizraisa, jo rīt tomēr darba diena 😒, bet neskatoties uz to šodien kā ierasts esmu sagatavojusi Ebay bargains ierakstu, kurā esmu apkopojusi dažus no saviem šīs nedēļas favorītem. No lietām, kas ir pieminētas rakstā, pati labprāt pasūtītu lielās saulesbrilles (pēdējā laikā manas attiecības ar saulesbrillēm raksturo frāze: "the bigger, the better" 😊), kā arī balto blūzi, jo visas manas baltās blūzes ir izgājušas no ierindas un man ļoti iepatikās šīs blūzes pagarinātā mugurpuses daļa.
Lai Tev forša un arīdzan darbīga nedēļas nogale!

~With love~
Maddie