5 things I love about being a “blogger”!

Photo by Anete Lūsiņa on Unsplash

kbsI have a blog, I write in it. Does it make me a blogger? Technically yes, do I fell like a “blogger”?Sometimes not, but I’m still a part of this amazing community and today we are celebrating the 100th BLOG POST!!! Another big milestone I’m excited about.  Isn’t it crazy, I can’t believe we are already here. Today I want to talk about the things I love being a blogger. Let’s start with that!

1.The Blogging Community

BLOGGERS ARE THE NICEST PEOPLE ON EARTH! I’m seriously blown away how welcoming and sweet all the blogging community is. And I’m glad I’m apart of it.

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2. It teaches me new skills 

Blogging requires skills, a lot of them actually. I never knew how much really goes into one blog post before I started blogging myself, so logically I have learned a lot of new skills down the road.

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3. My writing has improved dramatically!

I know my writing still isn’t the best (English is my 5th language), but I can see the improvement in my writing style and grammar every day because of blogging. And I’m so thankful for it! giphy (17)

4. Blogging brings happiness (AND FUN)

Blogging is fun! Just writing and sharing stuff with the world and getting a feedback makes me happy and coming up with new ideas for a blog post is exciting and fun!

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5. I became more confident 

Blogging is amazing for your self-esteem! I became more confident in my writing and the way I share my life with the world. It’s amazing how something so small makes such a big difference in the way you feel.

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Tell me in the comments, What is the main thing you love about being a Blogger?

That’s it from me

Till next time

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RdeL Young Strobing Palette review

 

giphy (14)Hello, my darlings! How are you all doing? Hope last week was a good one for you.  Today I want to talk about a highlighting palette, but first…..Guys, Thank you so much for the 450 followers!!! I can’t believe we are already at this number, it’s just insane ..THANK YOU !!! And now back to the review…I found this little palette in my local drugstore when I was looking for a new highlighter, and decided to get this one..let’s get started the review!

About the product :

The RdeL Young Strobing range sets accents – highlighter and blush for optimum emphasis on the face shape. Made for the Dirk Rossmann GmbH

Ingredient list:

Left (Golg Highlighter)Ingredients: Talc, Mica, Isopropyl Isostearate, Magnesium Stearate, Caprylyl Glycol, Phenoxyethanol, Hexylene Glycol, Isocetyl Stearoyl Stearate, Hydrolyzed Collagen, Hydrolyzed Silk, Maltodextrin, Tin Oxide, [+/-]: CI 77891, CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77163, CI 77499.Middle (Soft Rose) and Right (Rose Highlighter)Ingredients: Talc, Mica, Bis-Diglyceryl Polyacyladipate-1, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Ethylhexyl Stearate, Magnesium Stearate, Caprylyl Glycol, Diethylhexyl Syringylidenemalonate, Phenoxyethanol, Hexylene Glycol, Tocopheryl Acetate, Hydrolyzed Collagen, Hydrolyzed Silk, Maltodextrin, Tin Oxide, [+/-]: CI 77891, CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 45410, CI 15850, CI 77163, CI 77499.

MY THOUGHTS:

The Formula: 3/5

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It’s pretty buttery and easy to blend,I like that. The downside for me is the smell,it has a faint perfumed one and I don’t like it at all.

Shades: 4/5

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It has 3 shades, 1.a gold warm-toned shimmer one ,2.white one with a pink shimmer (my favorite )and the 3. Pale Blush color with gold shimmer. I really like all of them, but I use the most the middle shade (2) it gives me the perfect summer glow.

Overall: 4/5

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I love it!It’s so affordable (2.99 euro),the shades in the palette are pretty good . Love how my face glows using it , so I’m very happy with this product. (picture down below shows how it looks on my skin-aka on the tip of my nose and corner of my eyes)

 

Tell me in the comments,What is your favorite highlighter?

That’s it from me

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25 Questions You’ve Never Been Asked tag!

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Hello, my darlings! How are you all doing? I’m very much enjoying summer, reading lots of books and just having a nice time at home. And I’m finally being more active on Instagram (find me on Instagram @annaslittlething , let’s be friends!)Today I decided to do something fun and answer some random questions no one asks. Let’s jump right into it!!!

 

 

1. What’s your favorite candle scent?

Cherry! I love cherry candles.

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2. What female celebrity do you wish was your sister?

Anne Hathaway

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3. What male celebrity do you wish was your brother?

Leonardo Dicaprio

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4. How old do you think you’ll be when you get married?

26/30? I don’t know, right now I’m single as a Pringle

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5. Do you know a hoarder?

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6. Can you do a split?

Sadly no, but I wish

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7. How old were you when you learned how to ride a bike?

8/9 years old

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8. What flavor tea do you enjoy?

I love all the tea, seriously!But my all time favorite would be black tea with fruit.

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9. How many countries have you been to?

around 8, and soon will add to that number!

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10. Is anyone in your family in the army?

Yes, my cousin

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11. What would you name your daughter if you had one?

I really like the name Aubrey but spelled in Latvian- Odrija .

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12. What would you name your son if you had one?

Adrian,I love that name.

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13. What’s the worst grade you got on a test?

a 1(we have a 10-grade system here in Latvia) , it’s like F in America.

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14. What was your favorite TV show when you were a child?

Charmed, I wasn’t allowed to watch it when I was a child…but I still secretly watched.

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15. What did you dress up as on Halloween when you were eight?

Saly we don’t celebrate Halloween here in Latvia and even if we did my parent’s wouldn’t let me.

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16. Have you read any of the Harry Potter, Hunger Games or Twilight series?

I have read the Harry Potter series, maybe will read the Twilight series in the future but I’m not interested in the Hunger Games at all.

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17. Would you rather have an American accent or a British accent?

American

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18. Did your mother go to college?

Yes,and she graduated from one of the best universities in Moscow (Go MOM!!!)

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19. Are your grandparents still married?

Sadly they are not in this world anymore, but yes…no divorces happened

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20. Have you ever taken karate lessons?

No, but I would love to!

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21. Do you spell the color as grey or gray?

Gray…?

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Tell me in the comment, Do you spell the color as grey or gray?

That’s it from me 

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It’s the time of…June favorites!

Photo by Sean O. on Unsplash

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Hello, my darlings! How are you doing? Hope this week is going great for you. It’s still quite hot here, and the only thing I can eat is ice cream. Can you believe it’s the end of June and the start of July already? I had such a great June, so many great memories were made. So let’s start with the favorites!

Beauty Favorites!

ISANA Clean + Care 3in1 wet wipes for every skin type

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It’s cheap, takes off waterproof makeup and smells really nice! It’s a great product for the price, the only thing I don’t like is how my skin feels after using those because of all the oils in them. So if you have normal/dry skin you will love it .

RdeL Young strobing palette

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I LOVE THIS!!! The middle color is the perfect highlight for me, I got it recently and already love it so much. I think will make a review on this one soon.

Essence All Eyes On Me Waterproof Mascara

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It’s summer, so I need waterproof mascara because I don’t want to cry black sweat tears.I picked this one up. I enjoy essence makeup, I think they have really great quality for the price . And this mascara was a winner too, my eyelashes don’t clump up and look pretty natural, but still have that “fake” eyelash look.

FAVORITE SONG

FAVORITE TV SHOW

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Revolves around the narcissistic Vice President of a major corporation, Lee Young-joon, and his highly capable secretary. Misunderstandings arise when she announces that she will resign from her position, after working for Lee Young-joon for nine years.

Tell me in the comments, What is your favorite ice cream flavor?

That’s it from me

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Finally… I got a Vacation! (aka my non-work trip to Sweden)

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On the Bus to Sigtuna!

Hello my darlings, how are you today? Hope you had fun this weekend, it was Midsummer celebration here in Latvia called Līgo/Jāņi, but I sadly slept thru it, because I just got from Sweden. I finally got a Vacation!!! And my friend Alina is

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Alina’s lottery prize!

graduating, so we(me, Alina and my mom)did go on a cruise Riga-Stockholm -Riga on the ship Tallink ”Isabella”.On the first night there I had the worst headache ever and Alina won in the lottery(on the ship)! We did sleep a lot and had deep talks and catching up with each other.

 

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Midsummer Celebration!

It was a 3-day trip and this time we did have an excursion to a city called Sigtuna(because we all have seen Stockholm like thousand times and will see it in the future too). And I really liked it there, it was very quiet and we did see the Midsummer celebration. I can say you one thing, it was

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St. Olof Church ruins

exceptionally weird to go to Sweden and not have the usually stressed atmosphere around us because of work (we joked about that every a lot I think). I genuinely enjoyed the trip and spending time with my mom and my best friend.

 

 

 

Some Random Pictures from the trip!

 

 

Tell me in the comments, How is your summer going?

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Clinique Pep-Start hydroblur moisturizer review!

giphy (5)Hello, my darlings! How are you this week? Do you already have summer plans? I finally have, going to Sweden this week for vacation(so look out for a blog post of that). But today I want to talk about skincare, to be exact about Clinique Pep-start hydroblur moisturizer.Let’s start with the review!

About the product :

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Which skin type is it good for?
✔ Normal
✔ Oily
✔ Combination

What it is:
A lightweight, 24/7 hydrator that provides matte moisturization, instantly blurs imperfections, and preps for makeup.

Solutions for:
– Oiliness

If you want to know more…
This lightweight, oil-free moisturizer instantly blurs imperfections and provides all-day hydration, while immediately reducing surface shine and providing lasting oil control for up to eight hours. Great for use alone, under foundation, or for touch-ups throughout the day, skin looks naturally perfected with a matte finish. It’s the ideal way to give your skin the moisture it needs, and the forgiving retouch that blurs the look of pores and fine, dry lines.

What it is formulated WITHOUT:
– Parabens

What else you need to know:
This product is allergy tested, non-acnegenic, and free of fragrance and oil.

My Thoughts:

Consistency: 4/5 stars

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It feels very slippery, but smooth when you put it on your face. It does feel like a silicon-based primer on the face. I’m not mad about it.

The quality of my skin after use: 3,5/5

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It’s too oily for me…sadly. I’m used to every single “for all skin types expecialy oily skin” products never working for me ,but I still buy them…Why??? Becouse I still hope that maybe it will work(If you don’t know my skin is very oily and acne pron). I think it’s better for winter or fall when my skin is a little bit on the dry side.

Overall: 4/5 stars

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Overall it’s not that bad if I use it twice a week like a primer in this hot summer,but I think it’s better for my skin in winter. So if you have very oily skin keep that in mind.

 

 

Tell me in the comments,Have you tried this product?What’s your favorite Clinique product?

That’s it from me

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Helpful tools and resources to make your Blogging life easier!

Photo by Dai KE on Unsplash
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Made with the Snow app!

Hello, my darlings! Hope you all are doing amazing this week. Today I want to talk about blogging. Guys, blogging is hard, finding inspiration, thinking about what exactly to write, where to get pictures, what pictures to get etc. So why not to make it a little bit easier? I have compiled all my favorite tools and resources that I use daily for my blogging life. Hope you will enjoy it! Let’s start….

 

 

 

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Unsplash

About Unsplash – is a website dedicated to sharing copyright-free photography under the Unsplash license( license give viewers the right to “copy, modify, distribute and use the photos for free, including commercial purposes, without asking permission from or providing attribution to the photographer or Unsplash.”).

I use unsplash for my  “Featured Image”. It just helps me to better represent what I will talk about.

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Grammarly

About Grammarly -is an app that automatically detects potential grammar, spelling, punctuation, word choice, and style mistakes in writing. Grammarly’s algorithms flag potential issues in the text and suggest context-specific corrections for grammar, spelling, wordiness, style, punctuation, and plagiarism. It is available via a browser extension for ChromeSafariFirefox, and Edge. Grammarly is available as an app for both iOS and Android; a premium service is available for a monthly payment.

Guys…this is magical. I love it so much, it helps me very much (as English is not my native language logically I will make some grammar mistakes) and this app (can I even call it an app, maybe more like an add-on?) shows me all the mistakes I make and how to fix them, it’s so helpful!

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Font candy 

About the app– Endless Design Possibilities! Font Candy will help you step-up your photo game by allowing you to add captions to your photos and typography designs. Whether you are looking to create some amazing artwork or make the next trending meme, Font Candy has your back! Let your creativity flourish with Font Candy and take your photos to the next level!

I use it for almost everything. I love the fonts and how easy is to work and create stuff with this. It’s very basic (and I love that) so anyone can figure it out!

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Snow

About the app– SNOW allows users to take pictures or videos (of a maximum duration of 10 seconds) and choose from 1,300 stickers and 50 filters. They can also send them as messages that destroy themselves in 48 hours. Videos could also be saved as GIF files

This is such a great app, all my gif’s (of me that you see at the start in almost every post I have done)Like in this one, is made with the Snow app.

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tenor.com

Tenor is an online GIF search engine and database. I love to put some fun gif in my blog posts to spice things a little up and tenor is one of the websites I use(the other is Giphy.com). They are really easy to use and I love all the cool gif’s it has.

 

Tell me in the comments, What is your favorite resource that helps your blogging life?

That’s it from me

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