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EN   You know how everybody plan their outfits ahead of festivals to, oh surprise, look as carefree and boho as possible? Oh, I had that outfit all planned out, but life happened. This was not planned, nor boho or carefree, but festival appropriate for sure - comfy and colorful. And basically assembled in two minutes with pieces that were closest to my reach, with jacket and choker being the last though on my way running out of the house while still applying eyeshadow. But we, me and Alksne, pushed through and made it to Years&Years just in time. I really like how these pictures turned out, the vibe and everything. That Friday was no less than magical. Also, posting a loooong post of pictures from the two days at Positivus I got to spend there tomorrow and there is a video in making, so stay tuned for that. Lots of fun moments, mostly of me and Alksne joking around (meaning that we are singing our asses off) while our friends shy away from us. Jep, thats us. 100%. And you will get to see it all. LV   Festivāls. Iespēja saplānot savu ideālo tērpu, lai izskatītos pēc nekārtīga mohikāņa ar it kā nejauši izvēlētiem tetovējumiem, gurnu somām un trakām frizūrām. Jā, arī man bija kas tāds padomā, bet, lai cik paradoksāli tas nebūtu, liktenis kā tam pienākas izspēlēja kārtējo joku un man bija tieši divas minūtes laika, lai paķertu pirmo, kas skapī iekrita acīs, to uzvilktu, un skrienot ārā no mājas ar vēl acu ēnu otiņu pieliktu pie plakstiņa, sasietu mitros matus ļipiņās. Un tā radās patiesi nekārtīgais festivāla gājēja ietērps. Bet tas cik skaisti to visu Alksne iemūžināja fotogrāfijās..ak. Tas liek domāt, ka piektdiena bija maģisks vakars. Mēs paspējām uz Years&Years, izdziedājām rīkles, padzērām kafiju un kārtīgi izmuļķojāmies. Un tici vai nē, bet tas viss ir nofilmēts.  Ou jā, top video, pilns visādu muļķību. Un vēl - rīt būs gaaaarš raksts ar fantastiskām bildēm no fantastiskiem mirkļiem nekur citur kā vien Positivus! 


PANTS: H&M | SHIRT: LINDEX | JACKET: VINTAGE | SHOES: VINTAGE | SUNGLASSES: MARC JACOBS via POLHEM PR | CHOKER: BRIGITA DAMBE

PHOTOS BY YOURS TRULY AND ALKSNE

EN   If you hop over to my blog once in a while, you know that I love Kardashian hair product line that is released under CHI. But if you have missed this precious info, you can read more about it here and here where I praise the dry oil and dry shampoo, still two of my favorites when it comes to hair products. So you can imagine my excitement when the news broke that there will be a few new products - a shampoo, conditioner, hair mask, spray on conditioner and an elixir. While there are few misses, the line is better than I expected.  LV   Ja iegriezies šeit ik pa laiciņam, tad noteikti esi pamanījis, ka esmu ne tikai izmēģinajusi pāris Kardashian Beauty produktus, bet arī atzinusi tos par labiem un iekļāvusi tos savā ikdienas rutīnā. Tāpēc ziņa par matu produktu līnijas papildinšānu tika uzņemta vairāk kā ar atplestām rokām un smaidu sejā. Līnija tika papildināta ar šampūnu, kondicionieri, matu masku, leave-in kondicionieri un eliksīru, produktiem, kas mani pārsteidza vairāk nekā biju cerējusi. 


EN   Lets start off with the basics - shampoo and conditioner. Both bottles are sleek and nice to touch and basically an accessory to your bathroom. It is promised that the shampoo will clean out the outer impurities, protect and strengthen, while the conditioner will also protect from the outer stressors, strengthen and leave your hair sleek and tangle free. Basically you will have gorgeous shiny and smooth hair. And boy it was not a lie. In the last couple of months my hair has become sleek, and I mean on another level sleek. And shiny, with no tangles in sight and what I'm most surprised about - my hair have grown a lot in a considerably short amount of time. This is something I was not expecting, but I haven't used any other hair product than the ones from the Kardashian line, so this is something I'm writing off to their expense. The black seed oil must be actually working. LV Sākam ar pamatu - šampūnu un kondicionieri. Šķiet tas nav jāsaka, bet abas pudeles ir tīkamas ne tikai acij, bet arī taustei un kalpo kā eksesuārs vannasistabai, kas vienmēr ir patīkams blakus faktors. Apraksts sola, ka lietojot abus līdzekļus mati tiks attīrīti no apkārtējās vides atstātās negatīvās ietekmes, aizsargāti un stiprināti. Mezgli kļūs par pagātnes bēdu un pār pleciem kritīs gludi un spīdīgi mati. Kādi ir mani mati šobrīd? Precīzi tādi, kā tikko aprakstīju - gludi, spīdīgi, biezi un spēcīgi. Taču tas mani nepārsteidza, tas jau bija sagaidāms. Mani pārsteidza temps kādā sāka augt mani mati. Pēdējo pāris mēnešu laikā tie ir ievērojami pastiepušies un kļuvuši nevaldāmi, kam teorētiski, mainot uzturu un ar to eksperimentējot nevajadzētu notikt, jo ādas un nagu stāvoklis ir pasliktinājies. Tāpēc sparīgo matu stiepšanos norakstu tieši uz šo līniju, kas bija vienīgā, ko lietoju pēdējos trīs mēnešus. Melnās ķimenes, acīmredzot, ir brīnumlīdzeklis.


EN   The Liquid Hydration Masque is supposed to deeply penetrate nutrients and moisture into dry, damaged overworked hair to restore shine, smoothness and overall hair condition. I use it once a week and I have come across that it makes my hair really heavy and thick, while I wouldn't say I strive for are any of these things. For me, who likes voluminous and light flowy hair, this is a drawback when it comes to blowouts, because they don't hold up for long. But on the bright side, the hair on my head looks strong and healthy. LV   The Liquid Hydration matu maskas mērķis ir barot matus ar tiem svarīgām uzturvielām, mitrināt un atjaunot bojātus matus, padarīt tos gludus un uzlabot to vispārējo stāvokli. Masku lietojot vien reizi nedēļa, pamanīju, ka pirmās dienas tie ir smagi un biezi, kas man kā vieglu un kuplu matu cienītājai ir mīnuss. BET! Nevar noliegt, ka tie izskatās un arī pēc sajūtām ir daudz stiprāki un veselīgāki - ir pazuduši sašķēlušies gali un atgūts spīdums. 


EN   This one is my favorite product of the line - the Leave-In Conditioner Mist. While I don't use conditioner every time I wash my hair, which is every other day, this I use every time. One, it protects from heat, two, adds shine and, three, detangles. This is a very light product that basically disappears in your hair, leaving your hair smooth and shiny. It is also incredibly easy to use, just spray it in the hair and comb through. LV   Leave-In kondicionieris ir kļuvis par manu kolekcijas favorītu, protams, rindiņā pēc sausās eļļas un sausā šampūna. Taču tas nemaina faktu, ka šis produkts tiek lietots regulāri vairāku iemeslu dēļ. Pirmkārt, tas aizsargā no augstām temperatūrām, otrkārt, padara matus spīdīgs un, treškārt, aizkavē mezglu veidošanos. Nemaz neminot faktu, ka ietaupa laiku dienās, kad kondicionierim laika neatliek - šis ir tik vien kā jāiesmidzina matos un tas lieliski aizstāj parasto kondicionieri.


EN   And one product I quite don't really understand from this line is the Elixir Intense Repair Treatment. Every other product is already oriented towards repairing and smoothing the hair, so this, I think, is absolutely unnecessary product in this line. Plus, if you have really damaged hair, no product will help you. Though this might be a good solution if you ain't looking into spending on the four other products in this line, but you still want that sleek and healthy Kardashian hair look. Another con, the writing on the bottle is not only small, but really hard to read thanks to the see through etiquette, so that was really frustrating at the beginning. LV   Un pēdējais produkts - eliksīrs -, ir produkts, kura jēgu es īsti nesaskatu gadījumā, ja tiek lietoti pārējie līnijas produkti. Iemesls - tam piemītošās īpašības. Respektīvi, tās dublējas. Taču tas nav iemesls to norakstīt. Šķiet šis varētu būs tas produkts, kas palīdzētu sasniegt Kardashian sieviešu matu efektu gadījumos, kad nav vēlmes tērēties un iegādāties visus līnijas produktus. Mīnuss - teksts uz pudelītes ir teju nesalasāms, pateicoties caurspīdīgajai etiķetei. 


EN   Overall I can say that I wasn't disappointed - all of the products have been lasting for quite a while and the results are kind of amazing. My hair is sleek, shiny and healthy looking, though I have to admit, it requires much more product to hold my blowouts up, because my hair have become really heavy and a tad longer adding up that weight. Although curls hold up and look amazing. I would definitely recommend any of these products, but to start out and get the feeling of the products I would recommend to try the mask first and then invest in the shampoo and conditioner. Also an important thing - many have been dissatisfied with the fragrance of other Black Seed Oil products, don't worry, the scent of these is mild and much more pleasent. LV   Secinot, varu teikt, ka neesmu vīlusies, esmu pat patīkami pārsteigta. Produkti ne tikai kalpo ilgi, bet tie ir kvalitāti, respektīvi, sniedz tieši to, ko tie sola. Mani mati ir stiprāki, veselīgāki, tie spīd un aug neaptverami ātri. Tie ir kļuvuši arī ievērojami smagāki, kas neļauj noturēt kuplumu, taču lokas izskatās labāk kā jebkad. Nekavējoties ieteiktu jebkuru no šiem produktiem, taču ieteiktu sākt ar matu masku un turpināt ar šampūnu un kondicionieri. Bet, ja negribas tērēties. Šķiet, ka eliksīrs varētu paveikt to, ko šie produkti paveic visi kopā. Vēl viena svarīga atziņa, svarīga tiem, kurus atbaidīja citi produkti to stiprās smaržas dēļ - šoreiz melno kaņepju smarža ir daudz piezemētāka, tā ir maiga un patīkama. 



EN   Back to all black outfits,  pink eye shadows and dilemma of my life - to cut my hair or not? Whenever my hair starts hitting somewhere below shoulders I start panicking and asking all my friends if I should cut it short again. I haven't got a hard answer yet, so maybe I should go for it and leave it as it is until autumn? I have been having fun with the long hair anyway, making braids and buns and whatnot. Btw, what is your favorite hair length for you? LV   Apiets pilns aplis, lai atgrieztos pie melnā apģērba, rozā acu ēnām un mūžīgā jautājuma - griezt vai negriezt matus īsākus? Ik reizi, kad mati sāk stiepties pāri pleciem, mani pārņem panika un visus savus draugus apberu ar jautājumu kalniem par matiem. Līdz šim noteiktu atbildi saņēmusi neesmu, tāpēc šķiet, ka jānodzīvo līdz rudenim un tad jācērpj nost. Bet tikmēr jāturpina pīt bizes, siet copes un peļastes. Un kāds ir Tavs iecienītākais matu garums?


COAT: MANGO | PANTS: H&M CONSCIOUS EXCLUSIVE 2016 | SHOES: ASOS

PHOTOS: LAURA ALKSNE
EDITING: BRIGITA DAMBE

Those who follow me on Instagram (if you're not, you can find me here - @brigitadambe) already know that I turned the long weekend into an even longer one and went to Austria with my fam. Austria never disappoints with its views and Vienna never gets old no matter how many times you visit. It is ever changing, filled with rich experiences, you just have to give in.  This time we changed it up and visited some top tourist spots, one of which was Schönbrunn Palace. Though apparently we didn't look like tourists, because every other person kept us asking directions. Point in case, typical tourists don't wear off shoulder tops with frills and gold accessories. Oh well, #justaBthing I guess. Talking about the top, I never thought I would say this, but the best thing is the fact that you can skip the bra part of your dressing routine and take on the day with no shame - because there are frills that cover everything up! Best thing ever when the temperature rises above 30ºC. So today I'm leaving you with few shots from the Palmenhaus Schönbrunn, but don't worry, there is more to come!


TOP: SHEIN | PANTS: H&M | SHOES: ASOS | EARRINGS: H&M CONSCIOUS COLLECTION 2016 |  BAG: DOLCE&GABBANA via LuisaViaRoma 

EN     Basically, I just want to say that the challenge of wearing dresses and skirts I took (yep, thats past tense) part in is going nowhere. Can't handle this cold weather and I'm in no mood to jeopardize my health at the moment. Though I have promised myself to wear a cute dress whenever a possibility strikes this summer. And I mean it, because I have bought few beautiful fabrics I want to put to use and am eyeing few dresses online already. But on the bright side, not stepping away from dressing feminine for a minute, be sure of that. Cute shoes, duster coats and frills coming your way already!LV    Aukstais laiks ir mani pievārējis un svārki un keitas uz brītiņu ir nolikti maliņā; dalība #30dienassvārkos izaicinājumā teorētiski ir izgāzusies. Taču esmu sev apsolījusi uzvilkt kleitu pie mazākās ideālās izdevības, un šo apsolījumu nu nekādi nelauzīšu. Audumi jaunām kleitām iepirkti, šujmašīna sagatavota, pārītis ielikts virtuālajā iepirkumu groziņā. Taču, ja raugās no gaišās puses, izaicinājuma mērķis panākts, turpinu ģērbties sievišķīgi ar jaunu sparu! Tāpēc jaunas kleitas, vasaras mēteļi un citi jaukumi jau tiek raidīti jūsu virzienā! 


DUSTER COAT: LINDEX | SHOES: ASOS | SUNGLASSES: FENDI JUNGLE via Polhem PR

PHOTOS: LAURA ALKSNE
EDITING: BRIGITA DAMBE
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