Sunday, January 30, 2011


sunday portrait week 61



001. Its been a odd week. Ive got alot done but feel like I've achieved very little! Im still working hard on university stuff at every spare moment I get. I feel like nothing I do is ever finished!

002. Alot of people have been commenting on my eyebrows this week. I've taken them a little thinner and flatter at the front. My eyebrow lady said that it would open my eyes up a bit more. I was really into natural thick brows for ages, but I think I'm ready to move onto a little more refined. I really like the way they look at the moment though! I fill them in with a NYX eyebrow pencil in medium brown or MAC Espresso eyeshadow. Im big on eyebrows, I really think they frame your face well. I'm glad I've looked after mine!

003. I want to make clear that I DO read all comments, emails, tweets or whatever. I may not reply to all of them, but I promise you I read them all. I always wonder why people think I wouldn't read them. It takes a minute if that to read a comment, and to be honest I just love reading them! I have a iPhone and a Blackberry which I use all the time, I try to read them as they come in, If not I do make sure I read them all! I've always said, If blogger sorted their comment system out so they had a direct response button to people that alerts them if someones responded to their comment Id honestly reply! For now the best way to ask me a question is via Twitter.

004. Sofia wrote an amazing post the other day about the Ugly Side of Blogging. I think its a must read for anyone whos a blogger, or interested in starting a blog. The points are harsh, but its the unfortunate reality behind blogging. As someone who does speak their mind on their blog, its refreshing to see more girls be upfront about the negatives of blogging. Its not all sweetness and niceness, sometimes its downright annoying and frustrating.

005. Follow: Amy, Lydia and Shirley

87 comments:

  1. you're so beautiful!

    wildhearts-cantbebroken.blogspot.com

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  2. i agree with you on the brows - looking lovely lily! elle x

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  3. Your eyebrows look lovely as usual, I wish I looked after mine more mine were naturally quite thin anyway but I had an over plucking phase and now they won't grow back properly and will never be as shapely and archy as yours :( xxx

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  4. a lot of jealousy for your eyebrows no matter how odd that sounds! i hate my eyebrows because i stupidly shaved mine off when i was 13, what an idiot! they've never looked the same since. xx

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  5. Love the fact you've linked Sofia's post, i linked it in my post earlier, it was such a good post and true on so many levels!

    My eyebrows are a state atm, i'm the first to admit it haha, really need to go get them done and you've inspired me to stop being lazy and book an appointment!

    Stacey xx

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  6. You look beautiful in this picture! And your eyebrows look amazing *jealous* (:

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  7. i love your brows this way too. loooovely as usual xo

    wakeupbuttercup.blogspot.com

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  8. lovely post <3
    thank you for recommending to read sofia's post <3

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  9. i like your new eyebrows! i sometimes make mine too huge.
    monobrow anyone? /:)
    sofias post is so true aswell.. quite scary how correct she is
    xxxx

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  10. I wish blogger would sort out their comment system. It'd make life so much easier!
    Your brows look great, looks like you've had them done professionally. x

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  11. You eyebrows look really great! There is a new commenting system which many have change to.. it's called Disqus :) Hope it helps x

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  12. i read sofia's post just now; she's completely right! Kind of unfortunate! Your eyebrows are looking great; xo

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  13. yep your eyebrows look really nice like this ! xo

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  14. I´m obsessed about my eyebrows :D but I think it´s very important how they look, as you wrote they shape the face. And I pay a lot attention how others take care of their :D sometimes it´s scary :D

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  15. I loved your brows before and they look lovely now too! You are one of my FAVE bloggers; I always look forward to posts from you! x.

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  16. Your eyebrows look so good! You have such lovely eyes:)xxx

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  17. My eyebrows look like tampons on my forehead. I'm not even kidding its such poor luck! and it's completely natural. what I wouldn't give for a pair of perfectly groomed beauites...

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  18. Interesting comments on blogging

    I deff find it addictive!

    Would like to know what people think about putting photos of yourself on blogs.. While I think its good as adds "personality" to your blog but also the downside.. Do I (if my blog ever becomes well read) want to be recognised out in the street!

    Would love to know thoughts on personal photos on blogs...

    xx

    http://thecapsulewardrobeproject2011.blogspot.com/

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  19. I like your new brows. The reason I use DISQUS commenting system on my blog (which is on blogger) is so I could reply. It's very simple to install. The downside is my comments aren't always synched up where you woudl normally look at your blogger comments. So just I read my comments on disqus' website. They still appear on your blog though. It's very convenient for me. Oh, and it free.
    My Heart Blogged

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  20. I love your two tone hair, it reminds me of fearne cotton or whitney port ;-)

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  21. you are beautiful, I love your hair and your eyes!

    http://stylecoffee.blogspot.com/

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  22. I'm always like that about my brows too, although for now they'll remain thick! I plucked happy once and I looked like a tit, so I don't know if I can get them thin without looking silly ha! Yours look lovely though!xxx

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  23. I loved the article sofia wrote on the ugly side of blogging, it's good to know people are taking notice of the issue, I couldn't of described it any better

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  24. Lovely photo, and I'm loving your eyebrows (as weird as that sounds) x

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  25. I am big on eyebrows as well. They make a world of difference when groomed right. :-)

    http://strawberryfreckleface.blogspot.com/

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  26. Sophia wrote such a good article - it really was a must read!

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  27. I wish I had eyebrows like yours - that sounds so weird!! I have odd eyebrows, one goes up and the other down. My boyfriend's friends nicknamed me the rock, you know like the old wrestler that used to raise one eye brow? Yea =|!! Lol!! I'm too scared to get it done!! Do you get yours plucked or waxed?
    Going to read that ugly side of blogging post, I love it when people post truth, it's what blogging should be about!!

    Love J.
    http://bon-vivant-clique.blogspot.com/

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  28. I'm a big eyebrow fan too! Mine are similar to how yours used to be, primarily because if I wanted them any thinner I think I'd have to pluck twice a day! I like thicker brows though, particularly on brunettes as I think it frames the face.

    Completely agree with you on Sofia's post too.

    Penny x

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  29. awh ive got eyebrow envy! i wish you or ur lady would come and sort out mine! Yep the commenting system is whack. Lovely portrait,drop dead babe xx

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  30. Thanks for the advice - ive JUST started my blog!!! x

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  31. The article of Sofia is so true.
    "Blogging is scarily addictive. If you don't make a conscious effort to reign it in, answering comments, tweets and emails and creating thoughtful, interesting posts can take over your life. It can quickly and easily become more than a part time gig."
    I really do understand why you can't answer to every comment.
    If I were you, i wouldn't do that either... In fact, it's already great that you take the time to read all the comments.
    Go on like that!

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  32. Your totally right about how eyebrows can shape your face, i've always been so concious of getting my right! But yours look lovely, and a little bit of change is always good :)

    Just read Sofia's post about the ugly side of blogging, and my oh my, she got it right on point!

    xxx

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  33. I love what you said about having a direct response button, that would be a great idea!
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  34. love this photograph of you! very fresh faced. i actually blame blogging for my obsession with eyebrows, i used to just pluck and not care much (sounds awful!) i only started caring about my eyebrows/filling in over the last six months or so, now my makeup feels decidedly incomplete without them filled in! xx

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  35. OMG what Sofia worte it's so true.. BTW I love ur new eyebrows, they really open up your eyes a little bit more!

    xo

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  36. Your eyebrows look lovely :) I will make sure to read Sofia's blog post, thanks for sharing!

    The Flower Girl

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  37. your eyebrows look so amazing and I agree they are a really, really important facial feature. (:

    Christine

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  38. Eyebrows are looking lovely, I take a lot of time on mine..it's become a bit of a compulsion of late :/

    I was very impressed with Sofia's blog post too!

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  39. I think you have totally lovely eyebrows, they suit your face so well! I'm going on over to read that Blogging thing, I'm just so curious!

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  40. your eyebrows are looking hot this week lily

    cant believe you featured me, so sweet of you. i've had 140+ referrals in under an hour!

    that blog post Sofia did was such a good read I agree

    XXXX

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  41. I agree about the eyebrows,
    if I feel really lazy I'll make sure my brows are groomed over anything else! :D
    x

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  42. Thanks for giving the link to Sofia's post. I'm new to the blogging world and the post was interesting to read(:
    http://danidelt.blogspot.com/

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  43. absolutely gorgeous lily, going to read that post now, it sounds interesting!xxx

    stilettos-and-cigarettes.blogspot.com

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  44. Not gonna lie I'm a bit jealous of your groomed eyebrows, mine are bushes that need to be tamed at the moment lol

    I just read Sofia's post, it was fantastic! I'm telling all my friends who blog about it. Thanks for the tip!
    xoxo

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  45. Love the eyebrows and totally agree about the ugly side of blogging post. It was a fantastic read and very true!! Definitely one for everyone to read who has a blog!!!


    Hannah xx

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  46. Its nice to know you read your comments, I have left a few quesions before but you never replied but I understand you have so many followers and University and work. Hope that didn't sound 2 rude it wasn't meant 2. I read the post you linked us 2. Really like your blog.

    http://beaufashionxoxo.blogspot.com/

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  47. I like your eyebrows refined (they are naturally pretty too). Thanks for sharing the Ugly Side of Blogging article, it's an eye opener but rings soundly true. Have a wonderful week dear.

    www.TheFancyTeacup.com
    much love.

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  48. I read Sofias post and quite enjoyed it, all her points were true and even if they were harsh, they're spot on and can't really be avoided when blogging! Nothing is ever going to be all sunshine and roses. Scrapbook de la Emma

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  49. Just read the article, really interesting, and she had those points which I admit cross my mind sometimes.
    Love these sunday posts, the individual pictures you do are always so pretty! Loving your blog always :)

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  50. Hey Lily,

    Thanks again for pointing your readers in the direction of my post. As many of them have suggested here - Yep, it was harsh. But true. Seems like a lot of people could relate. Still, blogging is ace! I wouldn't change it :)

    Your eyebrows look great - loved them before but do see how this new shape opens up your eyes/face a little more. Very cool!

    Am beginning to feel you on the whole replying to comments thing - it is absolutely impossible when you have this many subscribers - it's weird that not everyone understands that. How can you possibly reply to all when you have a life outside blogging!

    Sofia x

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  51. your eyebrows look good ether way, I always think mine are naturally fucked up :D
    btw, I did the ombre hair according to your instructions! I like the way it is now but I had to leave it in for at least 30mins to see any change. After the first attempt it still wasn't the way I wanted it to be so I bought another pack and did it again. You can see the result on my blog if you are interested.
    And since you are actually reading all of this I just wanted to wave hello! *wink* ^^

    x

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  52. you look so much like that model Bambi :) http://www.fashionising.com/pictures/p--Bambi-Northwood-Blyth-Oysho-SS-11-Look-Book-8993-131964.html

    i love ur blog!

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  53. Really agree on the eyebrows, the shape of yours are perfect! You look stunning too :-) x x

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  54. I'm an eyebrow person too! I think it really does frame the face! Love your new shape! I was so chuffed that you gave me a mention!! Thank you! ^.^ xoxo

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  55. Your eyebrows look great! I really need to get mine sorted out haha
    Hayley
    http://strangeness-charm.blogspot.com

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  56. I loved Sophia's post as well. Its great when bloggers are honest about what really goes on in this crazy blogging world!

    Grace x
    secretly styled.

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  57. I am the same way about eyebrows! They do frame your face and that is why it is so important that they are perfect!

    Love your blog :) Check mine out? http://jessieraee.blogspot.com/

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  58. Your eyebrows already looked amazing, but they're looking particularly fabulous here! :)
    xxx

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  59. i feel like that too, i have had a crazy busy week, but feel like nothing is finshed / really achieved!
    love the eyebrows!

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  60. I like your "new" Eyebrows. I think I need a new shape to but I´m afraid if they´re getting too thin :(

    xoxo Lary

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  61. looking lovely girly. I just got my eyebrows thinner the other day too, really loving the new shape.

    http://gh0stparties.blogspot.com

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  62. lovely style dear!

    ur blog is so great!
    kisssss

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  63. Your eyebrows are looking really nice. I'm always trying to think of ways of shaping mine without making them look odd. I had an op years ago which left me with a chunk of my brow taken out so it's difficult to not look bald on one eye haha. I agree with you about the comments system. You would've thought they'd have worked on it by now?! Have a nice week x

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  64. I totally get Sofia's post with the negative aspects of blogging, but the fact that you and her and a lot of other bloggers bring it up CONSTANTLY does nothing to help your cause. The fact is that you are publishing yourself via the internet and letting people comment , critique, and request things from you anonymously. Since it's anonymous (has been and always probably will be) people will say stupid shit and ask for stupid things. Get over it and STOP BLOGGING about something that really does NOT matter at all.

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  65. You have an eyebrow lady? Haha that made me laugh. They look really great, eyebrows frame your face for sure.

    Sarah x

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  66. i just read Sofia's post on blogging! She's so right! It's rare to have bloggers say it all out loud, but it does good from time to time to speak of the less pleasant side of blogging!
    take care
    xoxo

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  67. I read Sofia's post and I completely agree with you, Ive only just started blogging and it was a real wake up call! You look lovely as always xx

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  68. i was talking to my friend yesterday about your blog, and we both agree that the best thing about it is that the clothes are not necessarily super expensive. we're from brasil, and we can find similar pieces here with low prices :)

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  69. Oh Lily, you really do look like Bambi Northwood! You're so beautiful. I'd really appreciate it if you could check out my blog - I've only started it today! x

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  70. Your eyebrows are beautiful!
    And I'm follow your blog for a while now and I really like your style and the way you write.

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  71. i just LOVE your blog so much. you are such a beautiful girl and i love your style and the way you write:)

    http://www.lookprettyplaydirrrty.blogspot.com

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  72. oh your eyebrows look amazing!!! I went through a major over plucking phase when i was thirteen so i am always wary about changing their shape in case i muck them up again :). and i totally agree i wish blogger had a better reply system, it would be fab to be able to answer a question or something and have it tell the person that you did!!

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  73. That post on the Ugly side of blogging is spot on, thanks for sharing.

    I also ANOTHER lover of your eyebrows :) xxx

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  74. Will you be taking part in Frugal February or 28 for 28?

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  75. Eyebrows ftw! Yours are lovely. I'm too scared to get mine done, yikes.

    fridayisforever.blogspot.com

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  76. Lily! I'm not sure if this has been brought to your attention or not but I saw this tshirt at Target (Australia) recently.

    http://img153.imageshack.us/img153/851/img0895fc.jpg

    They've used your photo for this right?

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  77. Your amazing!!!! so inspirational !!! follow my blog , only just started but :) http://jasmin-chong.blogspot.com/ xxx

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  78. i awarded you a Versatile blogger Award :)
    check it out in my latest post :) xo

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  79. I just recently stumbled upon your lovely blog and wanted to say that I love how real and authentic you are! It gets to be a bore to read only about fashion labels or "perfect" days... I feel like you have a sense of realness that comes through in your posts. Inspiring really!

    <3

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  80. this is lovely, your eyebrows are a really good shape. Love the peter pan collar as well, very in at the moment.

    http://iiylrim.blogspot.com

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  81. great style
    love the brows

    http://antonettepeters.blogspot.com/

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  82. aw your so pretty :)

    http://lostinafanasy.blogspot.com/

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  83. aw your so pretty :)

    http://lostinafanasy.blogspot.com/

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  84. I know this post is a year old but thanks for recommending the post "The Ugly Side of Blogging". It was very interesting.
    - Marie

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