August 31, 2012

Feature Friday: EllieCreation

I missed a few features because I was on vacation. Sorry for that, but this week I am back with another  feature. Her name is Ellie and she blogs at EllieCreation. She is a sweet, lovely blond who I have had fun chatting with on twitter. I am glad I follow her blog and twitter, she is great. 
       
Her blog design is so cute and shows her personality. She has a lot of beauty product reviews, so if you are looking to buy something, make sure you check out her opinion. I liked her post Lemon Sherbet, I could just imagine how the tutti fruity lip gloss would smell, and the lemon sheer nail polish is absolutely adorable. I also think that the matte lipstick in her post Pretty in Pink is gorgeous.

Feature Friday on Cherryfashion: Ellie Creation

Name: Ellie

Blog Name: EllieCreation


Where we can find you (links): Twitter
                                                                 Youtube

Tell me about your blog: 
My blog started way back when i began youtubing; which was around 2011. I remember creating my first blog post and i was completely unsure on what i was doing the whole design and what i would feel my target audience would like to read and hear about. From this i focused more onto YouTube until 2012 when a lot changed for me personally. So much had happened, with my grandfather in end of life care and my own self suffering with depression, i felt at a loss and kept my distance from the YouTube scene. This is when i felt i could type more and express myself better than being sat infront of my camera and from this i spent more of my time focusing on my blog. Enjoying talking about all my passion of things cute, fashion and beauty and step into my own space for those few moments. Blogging is bliss to me.

What you love about blogging: 
I love that i can express my thoughts on products, That i have met so many wonderful bloggers along the way, that companies have had interest in what i wrote also which i never thought would happen! and i love to be creative when designing the layout and even more so the photography side of it all!

Ideas/plans regarding your blog: I'm hoping some point soon to include more for the fashion side of things which will of course show more of me in the pictures so the audience can see who is typing! hehe; I just hope to be that sort of blog that when you want to relax for a while, catch up on something that bit different and not what everyone blogs about that they can come to my blog and expect an enjoyable read where i can be myself and relate to the reader. And lastly to host giveaways to thank my audience and followers for their support and give something back to them :) & to hope meet bloggers in person!

Some Interesting things about you:
- Very creative
- Loves kawaii and would love to travel to Japan and go to Tokyo!
- Big fan of all things vintage and shabby chic
- Favourite era is the 1940s/1950s
- Actually quite shy in person surprisingly :]
- Hoping to go far within the make-up industry some day
- Wants to become a full time blogger in time
- Will be spreading awareness on mental health and dementia

Want to buy a new product but are not sure what the outcome will be? Check out Ellie's blog!

{Thank you Ellie for joining me in Feature Friday, It was a pleasure getting to know you better. If you would like to be featured, please click here for more details.}
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August 30, 2012

Lady gaga concert in Riga, Latvia

Lady gaga is currently on her "The born this way ball" tour across Europe. She was in Latvia on the 23rd of August and knowing how much I love her, hubby was nice enough to get us tickets. Here are a few shots and short clips from the concert. Nothing really big because the quality is really bad. But I hope you like it all the same. I had the best time of my life and I love hubby for getting us tickets. It was awesome!

Lady gaga concert Latvia
Lady gaga concert in Riga, Latvia.
Lady gaga on stage in Riga, Latvia





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August 29, 2012

Liebster Blog Award

Every post about a blog award starts off with thanking the person who nominated you. So firstly, I would like to thank the lovely Caitlin of Rock that Chic for nominating me for this award. It is so exciting to be nominated for awards by fellow bloggers. Thank you once again hunni, you are so kind.
       
The liebster blog award is an award for blogs with less that 200 followers (or close). It is a great way to show someone you like their blog and get to know them.


The rules of the liebster blog award are:
- Each person must post eleven things about themselves.
- Answer the eleven questions the tagger has set for you.
- Choose eleven people and tag them in this post.
- Follow the tagger and visit at least three nominees.

11 things about me
1. I love to shop
2. I hate goodbyes
3. I just tried out the bottle of soak-off gel nail polish I got a while ago.
4. If I am only allowed 3 beauty items with me, I would choose foundation, mascara and lipstick.
5. I was at the lady gaga concert in Riga and I had the best time ever.
6. I am addicted to my iphone and twitter.
7. My hair is naturally really curly.
8. I have big dreams and continue to work towards achieving them.
9. My favorite product for my hair is 'Dark and Lovely'.
10. I have way too many jeans in my closet.
11. I love summer.

The 11 questions set by Caitlin
1. Why did you start your blog? I wanted to share some beauty recipes and style ideas with people.
2. Who is your style icon? I don't have just one style icon. I have a few favorites, including Sarah Jessica Parker and Lady Gaga.
3. Where is your favourite place to shop? Online. At the moment, I seem to be buying quite a lot from Dorothy Perkins.
4. Do you have any other hobbies? I love making things. I have loads of DIY projects, just not enough time.
5. What is your favourite item of clothing in your wardrobe? Right now, I am in love with the black leather jacket my mum just got me.
6. What do you spend your spending money on? I spend quite a lot on fuel and food because it is a necessity, rest I save and spend on clothes/beauty products.
7. Do you have any goals or aims on your blog? I would just love to help and inspire people. And I hope they enjoy reading my blog.
8. Whats your favourite thing about your self? I am goal oriented. I will put in all the time and energy required to get what I want.
9. If you could choose to be a celeb who would it be? I have no idea, I always wanted to be both a model and a singer.
10. whats your dream job? CEO of a fashion store.
11. How would you describe your style? I see my style as mixed because one day I am dressed more classy, another day I have way more edge. So I will say my style is diversified.

The 11 people I would like to tag


My 11 questions
1. What inspired you to start and inspires you to continue blogging?
2. What is your most prized possession?
3. If you could travel anywhere, where would you go?
4. How do you wear you hair on most days?
5. What is your favorite blog post to read?
6. What beauty product(s) can't you go a day without?
7. What color are you nails at the moment?
8. Where would you like to work in 5 years?
9. What is you go to item in your closet?
10. If you could choose 1 lipstick color, what would it be?
11. What social media sites do you use?


Congratulations to all the winners. Leave a comment to let me know you saw this.
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August 26, 2012

How to style Aztec leggings

I have been away for quite a while because I am on vacation and my mum is here. I am currently showing her some places which she might have missed on her previous trips to Latvia, so I have not been able to write much. I see my mum only once a year for about 2 weeks, so I am sure you all understand how much I miss her and want to spend every second possible with her before she has to go back to Africa.
       
On Thursday I took my mum to a park she had been to but missed a few important photos. I wore my Pastel Aztec print leggings with a yellow vest and a bolero. On that day, the weather changed about 3 times. At first it was really windy and we were freezing, then it was sunny and more or less warm so we took some photos, and then it rained hard and we had to wait for it to end. I also went to the lady gaga concert on Thursday. I will write a post about that in the next few days.
       
Here is how my outfit came out. I loved every bit of it, i hope you like it too. I love the Aztec trend especially when it is in fun colors like this and could not wait to style the leggings. So happy with how the pictures came out. So if you were thinking of how to style Aztec print leggings or wondering if you should get a pair, I hope this helps.
How to style aztec leggings, Aztec leggings
Arm Candy, ACODD, Pastel DIY bracelet, Gold spikes, Beige watch, asos watch, bracelets
Outfit details:
Bolero - Vero moda
Vest - Gift
Leggings - Motel rocks (won in a giveaway)
Sandals - Unknown
Sunglasses - Dorothy Perkins
Watch - Asos
Bracelets - DIY pastel studs, Ebay, Gift, Dorothy perkins
Earrings - Accessorize
Styling a yellow vest
Pastel aztec, Aztec leggings, yellow vest, jeans bolero, blue sandals, aviators
Aztec print and sunshine on a rainy day, latvian park, flowers, central Riga

While we were at the park, we also saw this lovely fountain which had a rainbow effect. I like to call it the rainbow fountain. I think it is beautiful and it definitely helped brighten the day after the light rain.

Rainbow fountain, Riga central park, Park, Rainbow, Fountain
How do you style your Aztec pieces? What do you think about this outfit?
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August 17, 2012

Versatile Blogger Award

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Firstly, I would like to thank the lovely Emily Rogers of Stray Closet for nominating me for this award. It is an honor for her to believe I deserve it and I am grateful. It puts a smile on my face every time I find out someone loves my blog as much.

Moving on to the rules:
1) Thank the blogger (s) that have nominated you
2) Share 7 random facts about yourself
3) Nominate 15 fellow bloggers that you recently discovered or follow regularly
4) Let them know you nominated them
5) Add the versatile blogger to your blog

Here go 7 random facts about me:
1. I am obsessed with aviators.
2. I start internship soon.
3. I like to shop online
4. I love pastels.
5. I am addicted to social media - twitter, facebook etc.
6. My hair is all messy atm because I am cleaning up.
7. I recently ordered another pair of JC look-alikes (I am so in love with how they look).

Bloggers I am nominating:


Congratulations ladies!!! Have an amazing weekend.
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August 16, 2012

Dorothy Perkins haul

I was on Dorothy Perkins a while ago and saw some amazing items. They have a sale going on and I think the items I got are a total bargain. There are still a lot of items available in the sale, so if you are trying to save up but still want to get yourself something new, go check it out.

1. Tan and leopard bar sandals - I have wanted tan sandals or flats for a while now, but I couldn't find the ones I really liked. So when I saw these cuties in the sale for £5 I was super excited. They are tan, leopard and gold.

Tan and leopard bar sandals, leopard sandals, tan sandals, dorothy perkins

2. Pink Lace Back Tee - I thought this tee was very interesting because from the front, it looks like just a basic tee, but then when you turn around people can see that you back is covered in lace. The lace gives it a more feminine and  chic look. This tee cost £5.

Pink lace back tee, lace back, pink tee, dorothy perkins

3. Mint Zig Zag Vest - At first, for some reason I thought that this vest was more simple. But then when I got it, I saw that it was made of glittery fabric, which instantly made it a more going out kind of item in my closet. Of course you can dress it down by adding basic jeans and flip flops for a more casual look. It cost only £4.

Mint zig zag vest, dorothy perkins, mint vest

4. Gold Bling Aviators - This was the last item I got. Hubby recently liked my sun glasses so much that he took them, so I was in desperate need of new sun glasses. I am a big fan of avaitors, so when I saw these for £5, I knew I had to get them. They would look great with my everyday outfits since I mostly wear gold.

Gold bling avaitors, dorothy perkins, aviators, sun glasses

You will definitely see these items in outfit posts later once I find someone who can take some photos of me. I love all the items. 

What do you think of the items I picked out? 
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August 15, 2012

August 14, 2012

How to get long hard healthy nails

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I'm sure there are quite a number of beautiful ladies out there who have really short nails or nails which keep slitting. And they would love for their nails to be long, pretty and healthy. Well, like the saying goes- been there, done that. A bit over a year ago, my nails were splitting all the time. I kept trying to put nail polish or nail hardener on them to get them to stop splitting, but it didn't help. 

So I started wondering how to get long hard nails. I tried different nail treatments sold in stores, but it wasn't helping much. It was the winter, and so I thought It was probably because I eat less vitamins in the winter. I decided I would wait for the summer when we have loads of yummy fresh fruits and vegetables and then I would get my nails to a healthy state.
Here is what I have found helps when you are having problems with your nails.

1. Eat a healthy diet. The vitamins from the food that you eat, also goes to your fingertips. If you eat lots of fruits and vegetables, you help to provide you nails all the nourishment they require and as such help them to grow. Eat food like apples, nuts, seeds, eggs, milk etc.

2. Drink lots of water. Everyone knows that drinking lots of water daily is good for the health. Well, it is also good for your nails because it helps keep the nails hydrated and prevents dryness and splitting.

3. Wear gloves when doing dishes. I know there are some people who don't like to wear gloves to do house chores. Well, if you want to keep your nails, pretty then you have to. The chemicals in washing fluids can affect the nails, so always wear gloves.

4. Dy your hands for at least 2 minutes. After washing your hands or doing chores, make sure you dry your hands properly.

5. Use acetone free nail polish remover. When buying a nail polish remover, try to get one that does not include acetone in it's ingredients. There are some which even say acetone free. They may be a little bit more expensive, but believe me your nails will say thank you.

6. Do not bite your nails or pick at the cuticles. I know the urge to bite off part of you nail when it breaks off a bit, or to pick at your cuticle when you see a bit loose. Don't do it! By doing this you will just make things worse. Keep a plaster in your purse at all times and cover it up if you have to. Get home and get it done properly.

7. Keep you nails hydrated. Rub a small amount of cuticle oil or petroleum jelly into your cuticles once a week or even more times if you have the time and do not forget. This will keep the nails hydrated and as such prevent dryness and splitting.

8. Use nail polish. Here it is up to you if you would like to use a colored nail polish or just nail varnish, but always keep 2 coats of some nail polish on your nails. This help protect them and keep them strong.

9. Massage you nails. Whenever you are not busy, massage your nails. You can do this while watching TV. I like to do mine by putting my nails opposite each other and moving my hands in opposite directions.

10. File your nails correctly. Don't file back and forth. The right way to file is in one direction. This way, your nails will not break.

11. Don't use you nails as a tool. Don't use your nails to scrape of anything or pick at something. I know it may be tempting in some situations to use your nails, but avoid this. When you do this, you apply great pressure to your nails which causes them to get weak and break either immediately or shortly after that.

12. Apply garlic to your nails to make them harder. You can either grate some garlic into your clear nail polish and get a homemade nail hardener. Or you can pierce you nails into garlic cloves and hold them in for about 10-15 minutes. This will help make your nails harder.

What helps you keep your nails long and healthy? 
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August 13, 2012

Prize from the dearest lou/ Motel rocks giveaway

A while ago I won my first giveaway on Cecilia's blog Dearest Lou. She was having a £50 voucher giveaway in collaboration with Motel Rocks, and I decided to go for it. I was super excited to find out I won because I usually don't win in giveaways. Anyway, I won a £50 Pound voucher and here is what I decided to get with it. I love all the items I got because they can easily be mixed with different items to give different looks.


1. Motel Helter Sheer Blouse In Plain Biscuit - I think this blouse can be worn with different colors, you just have to try it out to see how it looks. This blouse was on sale and cost only £10.

Motel Helter Sheer Blouse In Plain Biscuit

2. Motel Printed Legging in Pastel Union Jack Print - I love pastels, and as such when I saw these leggings on sale, I decided I just had to get them. They cost £12.50. Can't wait to wear these.

Motel Printed Legging in Pastel Union Jack Print, leggings, union jack clothing

3. Motel Printed Legging in Aztec Pastel Print - These leggings are so adorable, I cannot even explain. They have a wide combination of colors which makes them wearable with tops/blouses of different colors. This was my reason for getting them. Plus, I was dying for something in aztec. They were not on sale and cost £21.

Motel Printed Legging in Aztec Pastel Print, aztec leggings, aztec print, printed leggings

I will obviously be wearing all of these in outfit posts at some point, so you will get to see how they actually fit.

What do you think of the items I picked out? 
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August 10, 2012

Feature Friday: Maude

This week I am featuring a lovely young lady who would love to become a fashion editor for a modest fashion magazine. Her name is Rachel-Maude and she blogs over at Maude. She would love to show the world that modesty is not what you wear, but how you wear it. I think that is fabulous, and I totally agree with her. You don't have to have 500 different outfits to look good, you just have to mix the right pieces. 
       
She posts outfit ideas, style tips, store reviews and others. I liked her post on 4 Ways to wear a denim waistcoat. I think she came up with some very interesting ways. I never thought to wear a waistcoat under a jacket, but seeing it on her blog, it actually looks really stylish. She told me some interest things which I think you would find interesting. Get to know her.
Name: Rachel-Maude

Blog Name: Maude

Blog URL: http://www.maudestyle.wordpress.com

Where we can find you: Tumblr
                                                         Twitter
                                                         Hello Cotton- Rachel-Maude
                                                         Bloglovin'


What we can find on your blog:
Whatever I feel is appropriate to post to a style blog really...A lot of outfit ideas, some store reviews, and every week I post a modest version of hollywood's "best dressed" list.

Why do you enjoy blogging:
Blogging is my escape from reality, I created my own little online world of style with my blog.

Future plans regarding your blog:
I plan to someday turn it into an online magazine for modest style and fashion.

Some interesting things about you: 
I eat every meal with chopsticks; breakfast, lunch, dinner and dessert (and I'm not even Asian, my best friend is though :p)

If you would like to see modest outfits, style tips and more, head over to her blog.

{Thank you Rachel-Maude for telling us about your blog and yourself. It was a pleasure. If you would like to be featured, please click here for more details.}
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August 8, 2012

August wishlist

August wishlist



Right now, I am lusting over quite a number of items. I chose some summer items which I will still be able to wear for a while since it is relatively warm right now. But because it is soon going to be cold again (sadly), I have to start getting ready for Autumn.


1. Yellow Blazer - I recently fell in love with blazers and want them in more colors so I can mix up a relatively simple outfit to look much more interesting.

2. Butterfly Print Bustier Crop - I think this looks great with jeans, shorts or a maxi skirt. I would love to try out the combination with a maxi skirt for a walk on the beach or a summer get together.

3. Black Leather Litas - I have been dying for these for a while now. I am hoping that I will finally be able to get them this month. They go with everything! Leggings, skirts, jeans, you name it.

4. Cat print Shirt with Peter Pan collar - I think this shirt looks gorgeous and would look lovely with a black skirt.

5. Black Print Hi-lo Collar blouse - These look good either tucked in or left hanging out over leggings. I like them in different colors and prints.

6. Makeup - I always need more makeup; either new nail polish, lipstick or something else to try out. It is so much fun.

7. Coral Lace up Shoe Boots - I love these. They are so bright and fun. I think they will look good with my autumn coat.

8. Dip Hem Dress - I don't own one of these. Not actually sure why... but I definitely think I ought to get one.
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August 6, 2012

Sponsor in August

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\We are now heading towards the end of summer and everyone is returning from their vacations (although I haven't gone on mine, haha). I thought I would do a call for August sponsors, so you are aware. This blog is constantly expanding and getting more daily views and followers. The money which I receive from your ads will be used to advertise this blog on other different internet sources, which helps drive traffic to this blog and your ads. 
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August 3, 2012

Feature Friday: Not so poisonous Ivy

Firstly, I would like to apologize for not posting the whole of this week. I currently have quite a number of personal issues I have to deal with and my friend's wedding coming up. I will back fully by next week. 
       
But even though I haven't had much time, I thought I definitely have to introduce you to this week's featured blogger. Her name is Ivy and she blogs over at Not So Poisonous Ivy. I love the name she gave her blog, it sounds very interesting. Ivy has been blogging for approximately 2 months now, and I think she is really been making an effort.
       
She blogs about fashion and has a lot of outfit posts where she shows her style. I liked the items in her outfit post Dip me high, Dip me low; and her polka dot bag in Striped polka is just the cutest. Here is what Ivy told me about herself. Ivy is a sweet lady and I appreciate that she stops by my blog from time to time and leaves me lovely comments to read.

Name: Ivy

Blog Name: Not So Poisonous Ivy


Where can we find you: Facebook
                                                         Bloglovin'
                                                         Pinterest
                                                         Google Plus
                                                         Chictopia

What we can find on your blog: Personal style, lust list, style inspirations.

Why you started blogging: 
I've always loved reading fashion blogs and as a student I was always in jeans, track suit and and really dressing like a typical student. I then started my internship where obviously I had to dress up for work and I really enjoyed getting dressed and wanted to keep that up till when I return to uni this year so I started my blog as a motivation to get dressed in the morning when I get back to uni and also to share my style with fellow fashionistas. 

Future plans regarding your blog: 
To develop the site up, and grow not only in numbers but in style as well.

Some interesting things about you: 
  1. I was born 2 days before Christmas
  2. I read 50 shades of Grey in less than 48 hrs (record for me)
  3. I'm doing a tourism degree but my heart is in fashion (don't ask)
  4. I love DRESSES and SKIRTS
  5. I'm a shopaholic (though not as bad as Rebecca Broomfield of Confessions of a Shopaholic)
  6. I'm addicted to Gossip Girl, Revenge, 90210 and all things Twilight 
If you would like to see her style, go over and say hi. She doesn't bite. *giggle*

{Thank you Ivy, it is nice to get to know you. If you would like to be featured, please click here for more details.}
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