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Friday Ebay bargains #161

Summer Ebay bargains
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The first summer month has almost passed by, but I cannot say that I’ve necessarily enjoyed it weather wise as there have only been a few days which were completely sunny and warm. But in spite of the fall weather we’re having right now, I decided to collect together some pretty cool summer items on Ebay. Out of everything I included in today's article I would love to have that cool summer straw hat with embroidery, the Victoria's Secret towel and that cute unicorn floatie 😊

LV
Pirmais vasaras mēnesis jau ir tik tikko kā paskrējis garām, bet teikt, ka esmu to sajutusi, noteikti nevarētu, jo, manuprāt, jūnija siltās un saulainās dienas ir uz vienas rokas pirkstiem saskaitāmas. Bet spītējot laika apstākļiem, šodien esmu sagatavojusi vasarīgu Ebay bargains ierakstu, kurā varēsi atrast dažnedažādas vasarīgas lietas. No visām lietām, kuras esmu iekļāvusi šīs dienas rakstā pati visvairāk vēlētos stilīgo platmali ar uzrakstu, Victoria's Secret dvieli un piepūšamo vienradzi 😊

~With love~
Maddie

The sweet off the shoulders dress

The it of the shoulders dress
If the botanical garden is not the perfect place for a spring/summer photo shoot, then I honestly don't know what is. At the start of June me and my mom (aka my photographer) went to the Botanical garden of University of Latvia to not only capture my ootd, but also the gorgeous blooming rhododendrons. Visiting botanical garden in spring/summer has become a tradition for me as the beauty that you can see there is just indescribable in words. If you'd like to see some pictures from previous photo shoots, you can see them here, here, here and here.
I am wearing my newest dress from H&M and the moment I saw it I fell in love with the off the shoulder detailing. Off the shoulder trend undeniably has been the one that has been heating up this spring and summer - I for sure don't mind as I think the trend looks very beautiful and feminine. I also loved the fact that the dress is made from a relatively thick material which means that no underwear or underwear lines will be visible. For a long time I couldn't decide whether to go for the pink or the white dress, but as I am still pale as a ghost, I thought that the white dress washed me out too much and went for the pink one.

LV
Ja botāniskais dārzs nav pati skaistākā vieta priekš pavasara/vasaras foto sesijas, tad man nav ne jausmas, kura ir. Jūnija sākumā kopā ar mammu devāmies uz LU Botānisko dārzu, kur iemūžinājām ne tikai manu ootd, bet gan arī burvīgos, izplaukušos rododendrus. Katru pavasari dodos uz šo skaisto vietu, jo tas skaistums, ko ir iespējams ieraudzīt, manuprāt, nav pat vārdos aprakstāms. Ja esi ieinteresēts/a vari apskatīt pagājušā gada un aizpagājušā ierakstus no botāniskā dārza šeit, šeit, šeit un šeit.
Mugurā man ir jauna kleita no H&M, kurā mani visvairāk piesaistīja pašlaik karstākais trends 'off the shoulder', jeb augšdaļa ar atkailinātiem pleciem. Kā arī man ļoti patika tas, ka kleita ir izgatavota no salīdzinoši bieza auduma, respektīvi, tam cauri nespīdēs nedz apakšveļa, nedz tās līnijas. Ilgi nevarēju izšķirties starp balto un rozā krāsu, bet tā kā vēl joprojām neesmu paguvusi noķert jau tā retos saules starus un baltā kleita uz manis izskatījās pārāk neizteiksmīgi, priekšroku devu rozā kleitai. 
The perfect off the shoulders dress
Rhododendron when blooming
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Styling off the shoulders dress
Dress - H&M
Necklace - c/o Lovelywholesale
Bag - Ebay
Sandals - H&M
(use code 'CALLMEMADDIE' to receive a 15% discount! Valid till 30th of June)

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~With love~
Maddie


Midsummer in pictures 2017

Midsummer feast in Latvia
I can't even express how much I love the Midsummer feast as it's one of my most favorite holidays of the year! The time on these two days went by so fast and I kind of wish that I could have spent at least another week at the countryside. On Friday the weather was absolutely perfect and while we were picking flowers in the meadow, I even managed to slightly sunburn my cheeks and my nose. The evening was quite chilly and sun was quick to hide under those big grey clouds, therefore, I wasn't able to capture the gorgeous Midsummer golden hour like last year. As per usual I spent these holidays with my closest family and boyfriend at my grandparents countryside in Tārgale, near Ventspils. And as per usual we created Midsummer flower crowns, I made mine from bedstraw, rye, jasmine, peony and daisies. The boys had the traditional oak tree leave wreaths. And, of course, Aurelia also had a little flower crown since it was her first Midsummer feast and I cannot even express how happy she was to be at the countryside, with so many people and so much food around 😊 Do you celebrate Midsummer feast / Summer Solstice in your country?

LV
Nu ko kārtējie Jāņi ir pavadīti un man pilnīgi žēl, ka tie bija tik īsi, jo Jāņi viennozīmīgi ir vieni no maniem mīļākajiem svētkiem un laukos es varētu pavadīt vēl vismaz veselu nedēļu. Piektdiena bija ļoti skaista diena un ideāli piemērota, lai sagaidītu vasaras saulgriežus. Kamēr pļavā plūcām Jāņu zāles man pat izdevās nedaudz apcepināt vaigus un degunu. Vakars gan bija pavēss un saule ātri vien paslēpās mākoņos, tāpēc neizdevās notvert maģiskā Līgo vakara zelta stundu, piemēram, kā pagājušo gad. Svētkus kā ierasti atzīmējām ģimenes lokā, Tārgalē, netālu no Ventspils, kur maniem vecvecākiem ir lauku mājas. Un kā jau ierasts pinām arī Jāņu vainagus; savā vainagā iepinu madaras, margrietas, jasmīnus, rudzus, jasmīnus un skaistās peonijas. Puišiem, savukārt, bija tradicionālie ozollapu vainagi. Un, protams, pie vainadziņa tika arī Aurēlija, jo viņai šie bija pirmie Jāņi un lieki būtu piebilst to, ka viņa bija absolūtā sajūsmā 😊 Kā Tu pavadīji šos svētkus?
Midsummer feast in Latvia
Midsummer feast in Latvia
Midsummer feast in Latvia
Midsummer feast in Latvia
Midsummer feast in Latvia
Midsummer feast in Latvia
Midsummer feast in Latvia
How adorable are my grandparents? 😍
Midsummer feast in Latvia
Midsummer feast in Latvia
Midsummer feast in Latvia
With mum and cousin Anita
Midsummer feast in Latvia
Midsummer feast in Latvia
Mum with my niece Elīza
Midsummer feast in Latvia
Midsummer feast in Latvia
Midsummer feast in Latvia
Midsummer feast in Latvia
Midsummer feast in Latvia

~With love~
Maddie

Friday Ebay bargains #160

Friday Ebay bargains
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The first weeks of summer have been completely busy, yet amazing at the same time as I've already done some pretty cool things and attended some really fun events! I am so sorry for missing out on last week's Ebay bargains post, but last week just flew by so quickly because a good friend of mine had a bachelorette party on Saturday and it did require some preparations, hence nor did I have enough time to sit by the pc, nor surf on Ebay.
This is a scheduled post as I managed to create it already on Thursday as I am spending the weekend at countryside where I'll celebrate Summer Solstice with my closest ones. What are your plans for the weekend?

LV
Vasaras pirmās nedēļas ir bijušas ļoti aizņemtas, bet tajā pat laikā arī lieliskas, jo tās bija piepildītas ar tik daudziem foršiem notikumiem un pasākumiem! Atvainojos par to, ka pagājušajā nedēļā izlaidu ierasto Ebay bargains rakstu, bet tā kā manai draudzenei setdien bija vecmeitu ballīte, pagājušā nedēļa paskrēja tik ātri, ka man pat nebija laika, lai piesēstos pie datora un, kur nu vēl sērfotu Ebay'ā.
Šo rakstu par laimi paspēju sagatavot jau ceturtdien, jo nedēļas nogali pavadīšu laukos un izbaudīšu trīs, cerams, fantastiskas dienas ar saviem tuvākajiem un atzīmēšu vasaras saulgriežus! Novēlu Tev arī burvīgus svētkus un jauku kopābūšanas laiku!


~With love~
Maddie

Huge ColourPop haul

Huge ColourPop haul
I already introduced you to the American makeup brand ColourPop a little while ago in this blog post, but as a little bit more than a month ago they had an amazing offer (free worldwide shipping, 3 for 2 (for lipsticks and eye shadows) as well as free ultra satin lip samples), I for sure had to advantage of it and in today’s article I wanted to tell you more about what I purchased and what are my first impressions. I am not going to talk about each product individually rather in groups as otherwise the blog post would be way too long 😊. Overall I can say that I am very pleased with almost everything that I purchased and that I once again gained reassurance that ColourPop can offer amazing quality for a very friendly price!

LV
Ar amerikāņu kosmētikas zīmolu ColourPop jau jūs iepazīstināju šajā bloga ierakstā, bet tā kā pirms aptuveni mēneša ColourPop bija pieejams fantatisks piedāvājums (bezmaksas piegāde, 3 par 2 (acu ēnām un lūpu krāsām) un arī dāvanā mazie Ultra Satin Lip lūpu krāsu paraudziņi), tad neapšaubāmi es to izmantoju un šīs dienas rakstā vēlējos vairāk pastāstīt, ko tad es nopirku un kādi ir mani pirmie iespaidi. Neizdalīju katru produktu atsevišķi, jo tad raksts būtu ļoti garš 😊, bet sadalīju pa grupām, lai ieskicētu manas kopējās domas. Kopumā varu teikt, ka esmu ļoti, ļoti apmierināta ar gandrīz visiem nopirktajiem produktiem un vēl vienu reizi pārliecinājos, ka ColourPop tiešām piedāvā lielisku kvalitāti par draudzīgu cenu!
ColourPop Alyssa, Likely, Aquarius, Brooklyn, Wolfie, Bumble, Viper ultra satin, gloss, matte lip
ColourPop Alyssa, Likely, Aquarius, Brooklyn, Wolfie, Bumble, Viper swatches
Ultra Satin Lip: Alyssa, Likely, Aquarius, Brooklyn
Ultra Glossy Lip: Wolfie
Ultra Matte Lip: Bumble, Viper

The only lip product that I had from ColourPop was a Lippie Stix, but as I read so many great reviews on Ultra Satin, Matte and Glossy Liquid lipsticks, my curiosity got the best of me and I ordered six of them! I am over the moon about the Ultra Satin Lip liquid lipstick as the formula is the most ideal one I’ve ever used. It’s super easy to apply, it’s very rich in pigment and you only need one layer to cover your whole lips. But I am most excited about the fact that they last on your lips the whole day so well – it feels so comfortable and not drying at all.
I wasn’t that impressed by the matte lipsticks as I was for the satin ones, but I can say that they are qualitative and you can for sure achieve a matte effect within seconds. They weren’t as comfortable as the satin ones as they do dry up your lips and create small cracks in the lipstick.
I’m loving my Ultra Glossy Lip liquid lipstick in shade ‘Wolfie’ as the shade is super pigmented and opaque. It looks exactly like in the pictures showed on the ColourPop website.

Līdz šim manā īpašumā no ColourPop lūpu krāsām bija tikai Lippie Stix, bet tā kā internetā biju jau lasījusi ļoti daudz pozitīvu atsauksmju par Ultra Satin, Matte un Glossy lūpu krāsām, tad ziņkārība ņēma virsroku un nopirku sešas lūpu krāsas! Esmu sajūsmā par Ultra Satin lūpu krāsām, jo, manuprāt, to formula ir vienkārši ideāla! Lūpu krāsu ir iespējams ļoti viegli uzklāt uz lūpām, tā ir ļoti labi pigmentēta un būs nepieciešama vien viena kārta, lai pilnībā nosegtu lūpas. Bet vislielākais prieks man ir tieši par to cik noturīga un ērta tā ir.
Matētās lūpu krāsas tik lielu sajūsmu neizraisīja, bet tik un tā varu teikt, ka tās ir kvalitatīvas un pilda savas funkcijas. Tās ir ļoti pigmentētas, ērti uzklājas un ļoti ātri nožūst līdz matētam finišam. Dienas laikā izjutu nelielu sausumu un tas bija arī vizuāli redzams, jo paspilgtinājās lūpu rieviņas. Nēsāšanas ziņā tās ir līdzīgas NYX Soft Matte lip Cream.
Šis konkrētais lūpu spīdums ‘Wolfie’ ir ļoti pigmentēts, kas noteikti priecē, jo ir iespējams sasniegt tik pat spilgtu un izteiksmīgu toni kāds ir redzams bildēs.
ColourPop Lippie Stix Chi Chi, Frenchie
ColourPop Lippie Stix Chi Chi, Frenchie swatches
Matte Lippie Stix: Chi Chi, Frenchie

I already introduced you to Lippie Stix in the first ColourPop article and I don’t want to repeat myself, but they are amazing! I consciously chose reddish orange shades as I think they are just perfect for summer! Lippie Stix for sure are those ColourPop products that I can recommend wholeheartedly.

Ar Lippie Stix jūs jau iepazīstināju pirmajā ColourPop rakstā un nevēlos atkārtoties, bet tie tiešām ir lieliski! Apzināti izvēlējos sarkanīgos toņus, jo, manuprāt, vasarai tie piestāv lieliski! Lippie Stix noteikti ir ColourPop produkti, kurus varu ieteikt uz visiem 100%.
ColourPop Let me Explain, Liar, Liar, Come and Get It, Made to Last, Pinky Promise pressed pigment
ColourPop Let me Explain, Liar, Liar, Come and Get It, Made to Last, Pinky Promise swatches
Matte Pressed Powder Shadow: Made to Last
Metallic Pressed Powder Shadow: Let me Explain, Liar, Liar, Come and Get It, Pinky Promise 

I was most excited to try the ColourPop pressed powder eye shadows as ColourPop was mostly known for their Super Shock eye shadows. One single eye shadow costs 5 dollars (right now they are on sale for 4 dollars), which places them in the same price category as Morphe Brushes and Makeup geek single eye shadows. Quality wise, I think that they are better than the Morphe ones and very near to MUG eye shadows which are my absolute faves by the way. The shimmery shades are absolutely beautiful and very pigmented, whereas the matte shade was a bit harder to blend out.

Visvairāk izmēģināt vēlējos ColourPop jaunumu – pūderveida acu ēnas, jo līdz šim ColourPop bija atpazīstams ar savām Super Shock acu ēnām. Vienas acu ēnas cena ir 5 dolāri (pašlaik pieejamas par 4 dolāriem), kas tās ierindo vienā cenu kategorijā ar Morphe Brushes un Makeup Geek individuālajām acu ēnām. Manuprāt, kvalitātes ziņā tās ir labākas par Morphe individuālajām acu ēnām un gandrīz tik pat labas cik MUG acu ēnas (manas absolūtās favorītes). Shimmer toņi viennozīmīgi ir ļoti skaisti un pigmentēti, savukārt ar matēto toni novēroju to, ka tam bija nedaudz vairāk jāpiepūlas, lai vienmērīgi izpludinātu.
ColourPop Strip, Prim, London Fog, Frick N' Frack, Dopey ultra satin lip
ColourPop Strip, Prim, London Fog, Frick N' Frack, Dopey Swatches
Ultra Satin Lip: Strip, London Fog, Prim,  Frick N' Frack, Dopey

I’ve also swatched the mini Ultra Satin Lip samples, so you could get a better idea about other Ultra Satin Lip shades. My favorite of these ones is for sure ‘London Fog’ as I think it’s ideal for summer!

Esmu ‘nosvačojusi’ arī mazos sample paraudziņus, lai jūs varētu gūt iespaidu par citiem Ultra Satin Lip lūpu krāsas toņiem. Mans favorīts ir košais ‘London Fog’ – lieliski piemērots vasarai.

ColourPop Fresh Cut, Chandelier, Curtsy ultra glossy, satin and matte lip
ColourPop Fresh Cut, Chandelier, Curtsy swatches

I love the fact that you can save up some cash (three dollars) by buying the lip bundle. I chose to try out the Phase 2 Lip Bundle as I was quite smitten by the rosy shades, which look the best on my lips. The bundle consists of Ultra Satin, Matte and Glossy Lip.

Lip Bundle, jeb lūpu krāsu komplektu ir izdevīgi pirkt, jo šādā veidā ir iespējams ietaupīt trīs dolārus (1$ uz katru šķidro lūpu krāsu). Izvēlējos Phase 2 Lip Bundle, jo man iepatikās komplekta rozīgie toņi, kas uz manām lūpām izskatās vislabāk. Komplektā ir satīna finiša, matēta finiša un spīdīga finiša lūpu krāsas.
ColourPop Alexis Ren bronzer highlighter
ColourPop Alexis Ren bronzer highlighter swatches

Prior to buying the ColourPop X Alexis Face Powder Duo I had read so, so many great reviews about, even Youtube beauty guru Jaclyn Hill was raving about it. I have not had the opportunity to properly try out the duo as I still have not had the chance to catch the summer sun and I am quite pale and the duo is a bit too dark for me. But if you naturally have a darker skin tone or you have had the chance to sunbathe, then I do suggest trying out this product.

Par šo ColourPop X Alexis Ren sejas bronzeri un izgaismotāju esmu dzirdējusi ļoti daudz labu atsauksmju, pat Youtube skaistumkopšanas guru Jaclyn Hill ir sajūsmā par šo produktu. 
Pati vēl neesmu paspējusi kārtīgi izmēģināt gan bronzeri, gan izgaismotāju, jo neesmu vēl paspējusi noķert vasaras saulīti un tie man uz doto brīdi ir par tumšu. Bet, ja Tev dabiski ir tumšāks ādas tonis, vai jau esi paspējusi iesauļoties, es šo produktu noteikti ieteiktu izmēģināt.
ColourPop Birthday Cake, Porter, Co-Pilot, Wattles, Flutes, Coconut super shock eyeshadows
ColourPop Birthday Cake, Porter, Co-Pilot, Wattles, Flutes, Coconut swatches
Satin Super Shock Shadow: Wattles, Flutes, Coconut
Ultra Glitter Super Shock Shadow: Porter, Birthday Cake, Co-Pilot

The formula of the Super Shock eye shadows is so unique! Their application is somewhat a journey for me 😊 The matte shades are very pigmented, whereas the ultra glitter ones will make your eyes twinkle! I will add that the most effective way to apply the eye shadow is with fingertips and that you should always (!) remember to close the lid as the eye shadows do dry up eventually and closing the lid will just prolong the usage of the shadow.

Super Shock acu ēnas kā jau iepriekšējā ColourPop rakstā minēju ir unikālas! To formula ir fantastiska un acu ēnu uzklāšanu padara par sava veida piedzīvojumu 😊 Matētie toņi ir ļoti pigmentēti, savukārt, ultra glitter toņi ir žilbinoši. Piebildīšu, ka visefektīvāk šīs acu ēnas ir uzklāt ar pirkstiem un, ka vienmēr (!) ir jāaiztaisa vāciņš, jo šīs acu ēnas to unikālās formulas un tekstūras dēļ ar laiku izžūst un iepakojuma neaiztaisīšana var paātrināt šo procesu.
Huge ColourPop haul
Have you ever tried anything from ColourPop? What are your favorites?
Vai esi kādreiz kaut ko mēģinājusi no ColourPop? Kuri ir Tavi favorīti?

~With love~
Maddie

Fresh and tropical feel outfit

Pink faux leather jacket outfit
You might have already spotted this outfit on my Instagram account, but as I am completely in love with it, I decided it would be a good idea to feature it on my blog as well. Firstly, I’d like to talk about the awesome Zaful skirt I am wearing – whenever I have it on I receive so many compliments! And it doesn’t surprise since the flamingo and the palm print is quite unique and gives the skirt a really cool tropical vibe. Another favorite of mine has to be the cute bucket bag you can spot in the pictures, yet another cool item from Zaful. The unusual shape and design definitely caught my eye and I think it definitely is a great accent to a summery outfit. By the way Zaful is having their 3d anniversary, so check out some great deals here
And the third favorite is my near and dear pale pink faux leather jacket. You’ve already seen it on my blog and 90% of the time when the temperature slips under +15C I will this jacket. Basically this jacket is my top favorite item of S/S’17.

LV
Šo tērpu iespējams jau būsiet pamanījuši manā Instagram profilā, bet tā kā man šis tērps pašai ir ļoti mīļš nolēmu izveidot arī ierakstu blogā. Pirmais favorīts neapšaubāmi ir vasarīgie svārki no Zaful. Katru reizi, kad man tie ir bijuši mugurā esmu saņēmusi neskaitāmus komplimentus un, manuprāt, ne velti, jo flaminga un palmas apdruka priekšpusē izskatās ļoti interesanti un stilīgi. Otrais favorīts ir šī bucket stila somiņa, arī no Zaful, kas man patīk neierastās formas un dizaina dēļ. Superīgs akcents vasarīgajiem tērpiem. Zaful svin savu 3 gadu jubileju, tāpēc noteikti iečeko speciālos piedāvājumus.
Un trešais favorīts, kuru jau noteikti esiet pamanījuši iepriekšējos tērpa ierakstos ir mana maigi rozā mākslīgās ādas jaka. 90% gadījumu, kad temperatūra noslīd zem +15C, šī jaka man būs mugurā. Principā, es varētu teikt, ka šī jaka ir mana ultimate šī pavasara/vasaras modes favorīte.
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Jacket - Boohoo via EshopWedrop (currently not available, similar herehere and here)
Top - Zara
Skirt - c/o Zaful
(Use a coupon code 'ANNELIZF' to receive a -10% discount on everything on Zaful)
Shoes - H&M
Bag - c/o Zaful
Sunglasses - c/o Zaful
Watch - Daniel Wellington
(use code 'CALLMEMADDIE' to receive a 15% discount! Valid till 30th of June)

~With love~
Maddie