Sunday, October 31, 2010


sunday portrait week 48



001. Obviously a last minuite halloween inspired photo! Of course this wasnt my first choice of outfit, I would have ideally donned a Hulk Hogan costume or a Keyboard Cat one. But yeah I went with Alex DeLarge from A Clockwork Orange. Took me ages to decide how to draw the lashes on, I was gonna stick some on, But all my lashes I have didnt look quite right! I tried my Illasmasqua liner, a pencil as well as Loreal Superline Carbon Gloss before deciding to just use a fluidline, and prooving my point about it not looking black enough, its just looking really grey on camera!!

002. Spent some time with my baby brother today, he had his spider costume on for halloween which was amazing! I also baked some cupcakes and have been for a massive gym session! I've slacked on the gym recently, I don't remember the last time I went, and I certainly haven't been this week! Theres no way I could go back to my everyday sessions, but I'm really going to start trying to do four times a week! The clocks going back as spun me out completely! It feels so late but to early at the same time! Im not looking forward to coming home in the dark all the time though! Seeing as I work on the basement floor at New Look, I'm probably not going to see sunlight for the next few months!

003. Schedule for the week is probably going to be monthly favorites tomorrow, a colour trend post (any colour suggestions?) and a couple of outfit posts. I will hopefully also get around to posting my final artwork for that Love/Hate project you all helped me out with! Ive spent the whole day laying it out and editing bits ready to print. I decided to go with doing 2 A3 prints, if I have time in the future I want to get it professionally printed by Blurb and make a proper book! Im tempted to pursue this project in the future as one of my final major projects for my degree!

004. Not to big myself up, but this week the blog has hit over 1.5 million page views & last months visitor rate was a whopping 200,000! I don't think I say thank you enough to everyone who take the time to read my blog, comment and make me feel so welcome.  I never dreamed (and still now I find it hard to put it in real terms!) that I actually would get this many followers! You guys are the best!

005. I am going to be completely re-designing the blog at some point this week, As much as I do like this blog layout it needs to be switched up as Im getting sick of it. The titles arent working, I need more link space, and I want to make it a bit more colourful! Who knows I might even change that banner, Even though its been there for FOREVER!

56 comments:

  1. I love the keyboard cat makes me chuckle ALL the time. want to try it out on my cat one day seeing as my cats ginger too. Love haloween outfit! i didn't dress up for haloween. wish i had!

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  2. Ooh I can't wait to see your project, I bet it looks amazing!

    Your blog is my favourite!

    x

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  3. I'm so looking forward to seeing your final love/hate project!
    Well done on all the visitors and hits, that's fantastic. I've also just this second purchased a bag from the buyer you bought the bag for your giveaway from so thanks for that link :)

    Lucy
    www.grazedknees.com

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  4. the project sounds amazing !

    I was thinking the colour trend recently is a mulberry colour, I mean even dermot o'leary is wearing a mulberry coloured tie ! x

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  5. Changing the clocks has completely messed me up as well. i have NO idea what time it is anymore x

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  6. such a great follow,
    and congrats on the stats,
    well deserved blogger :]

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  7. your stunning!can't wait to see your project, and your makeup is amazing!xx

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  8. you've got me excited to see the new layout now! but please keep the banner, i love it!

    looking gorgeous as always lily :)

    Hannah, check out my blogXXX

    www.stilettos-and-cigarettes.blogspot.com

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  9. I can't wait for the color trend, its one of my favorites. Maybe a the color of your scarf in the last post since it was just perfect and the color definitely screams fall.

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  10. A clock work orange is such a strange film! You did the lashes really well :)

    Ohh looking forward to to seeing your project!

    http://yourstalkerslittlesister.blogspot.com/

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  11. Love that clockwork orange look on you. You make pyscho look stylish! hehe.

    Also, yay for the Love/Hate project, bet it looks fab! x

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  12. hey my dear, i feel your pain i work in like a converted attic space which has no windows either..so depressing not seeing daylight all day.. ps hope u dont mind me asking but what is the title of your degree? is it graphic design?

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  13. Love your costume, wish I'd gone to more effort this year! Also congrats on all the page views, great to see a relatable blogger doing so well.

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  14. LOVE your costume - there's a picture of me as Alex on my blog too. I've dressed as him a few times, and it's always fun! My favourite film :DD xxxxxx

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  15. I've not been to the gym much recently either ->I think that the dark nights just make me lazy after work.

    http://teacupsandbuttondrops.blogspot.com

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  16. I hate coming home in the dark! And it makes it even harder to get motivated to go to the gym as well!
    Well done on the blog views
    xx

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  17. You look stunning here, love the drawn on lashes! xo

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  18. Love the Clockwork Orange look Lily!
    I'd go for a burgandy/mulberry kinda colour post, it's so autumny :)

    Missed your 5 to follow this week... i love those!
    tor x

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  19. aw please dont change the banner, im so used to it now!! clockwork orange is a pretty good idea- look forward to see the final pics of your love hate project, its a really good topic xx

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  20. view my blog, inspired by LLYMLYRS!

    http://cantcallmylifenormal.blogspot.com/

    it's only now been created:)

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  21. Congratulations on the hits, well deserved :)
    Can't wait to see your final love/hate project!

    www.mollyvogue.blogspot.com

    xx

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  22. Congratulations my darling, very well deserved!

    xoxo

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  23. You pulled off the clockwork orange look really well!...

    http://duskymusings.blogspot.com

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  24. LOVE!! the clockwork orange look....I would've never have thought of that look, you pull it off amazingly well

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  25. i love that banner, i think you should keep it x

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  26. Like what u did with the eyeliner/lashes, looks really cool! Congrats on so many hits! You deserve it though, love your blog! xoxo
    Roz
    www.dutchessroz.com

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  27. I know i've already seen the live version but lovely the look! Really suits you actually haha

    Nooo you can't change your banner! I love it! :D

    Well done for at least going to the gym, i know i'd shift so much weight if i started going.. just major can't be bothered at the mo!

    I love screen printing, my collection i did last year was covered with gold prints. I'll have to show you if i've not already :) xo

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  28. Oooh looking forward to seeing the new blog layout :) and your love/hate project too xx

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  29. I love your bottom lashes! they look really good... and congrats on your blog!

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  30. Awesome portrait this week. You should do an ask llymlrs on how you edit your photos, I think a lot of people would really enjoy knowing how you get the look your photos have!

    Looking forward to seeing the blog redesign xx

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  31. i am so psyched to see the results of your love/hate project.

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  32. Congrats, congrats, congrats on the success!

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  33. I remember reading a post of yours, or maybe it was a youtube video? where you talked about how you didn't know how to pronounce your blog name.

    Whenever i read it i always think it should be pronounced, at least this is how i pronounce it in my head..

    "ill Merz"

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  34. Congratulations on the stats! You definitely deserve it!

    I thought your bottom lashes were real! Clockwork Orange is my favourite last minute costume, bar just wearing white and being a ghost, as I have done to many a party before.

    Laura
    asifby-magic.blogspot.com

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  35. I know what you mean about redesigning your blog, I'm constantly changing mine cos i get bored! yours will look amazing whatever though :) 1.5million hits is amazing, congrats xx

    housemadeofpaper.wordpress.com

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  36. Well done on your page views and visitors, that's amazing!!
    x

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  37. Can't wait to see the layout change (hopefully it's not too drastic!) and good luck with your love/hate project; I can't wait to see how it turns out!
    Also, your I love how you styled the clockwork orange look for yourself - the eyelashes are gorgeous :)
    Oooo - I'm very excited to see the next monthly favourites; they're always a source of inspiration when I can't be arsed to put any effort in!

    x

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  38. I love what you have been DeLarge tabs, I tried it last year but it was impossible, hihihi. And congratulations to all visitors and fans! Keep it up! A kiss

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  39. So many hits on your blog, that´s amaing :)
    I showed the keyboard cat to my boyfriend, he started to call me now keyboard cat...but ja... :D

    a girl´s soulkitchen

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  40. I love your blog! Greetings! :D

    http://lepommebleu.blogspot.com/

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  41. I kind of really like how the "lashes" look like and congrats on that many visitors :)

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  42. I really LOVE your blog - you're so pretty !
    your outfits are great *-*

    xo sally

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  43. you are so pretty :)

    lg
    http://purelifeofjoli.blogspot.com/

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  44. aw don't change the layout, I love it! I know the feeling when you get bored of a layout though- especially your own. But yours is so great and ticks all the right boxes. Your banner is really distinctive as well.

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  45. This layout isn't bad but i guess change is always a good thing.


    Stay gorgeous!
    stylishedforever.blogspot.com

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  46. i love your layout, so simple and good to read from, but i bet your new one will still be brill :)

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  47. Congrats on the stats! They're immense! (Y)
    As for colour trends - I've been loving everything burgundy at the mo :) Idk why, it's just a really attractive colour :)

    Rhii x
    www.rhiiwn.blogspot.com

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  48. you look gorgeous! could you do a black colour trend please (:?xxx

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  49. Cant wait to see your project! LOVE your blog btw :) xDanielle
    www.deathbyshoe.com

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  50. I really enjoy reading your blog and seeing your pretty face (for the lack if a better term haha) :) Love your blog!

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  51. Looking forward to seeing the re-vamped version of llymlrs. I reeeeally struggle with blog design and all the technicalities of html.

    http://areyoudressingupordressingdown.blogspot.com/

    Helen, X

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