Sunday, July 22, 2012


sunday portrait week 134



001. Home tomorrow! Just finished packing my case and now Im off for final drinks and dinner. Which apparently on a Sunday here is a traditional Sunday Roast! I don't even remember the last time I had a roast dinner! Then it's Karaoke, I'm going to have to hold my mother back about performing in that one! My next Galaxy Essential Upgrade post should be up tomorrow which is a really cool one and I enjoyed picking the things to feature in it!

002. If you haven't seen this week's video yet go ahead and watch it here. I don't know if I should post them on here as a separate post incase people miss them. To be frank, There is one thing being a blogger and another being a vlogger! I think video blogging is a bit more personable and I think it's easier to show "who you really are" compared to typed words! But you're also opening yourself up to wider criticism too! My next video is my everyday hair routine which I hope people are interested in as I'm forever getting comments off you guys about my hair! I do please leave them in the comments as I'd really like to know what people like to see! Bare in mind I think I'll more than likely be doing beauty/lifestyle stuff than fashion! Also, I wish blogger comments are as easy to reply to as Youtube ones! If you have any suggestions for tags or videos leave them on the video!

003. I don't really like to brag too much about blogging achievements, although I always do a secret happy dance when I hit a follower goal! But I'm finally in the top 100 blogs worldwide on Bloglovin, actually Im number 95! Number 7 in the UK, currently battling with WWW and Susie Bubble!  I check this everyday and I don't know why it means so much to me! But it really does, something about it being worldwide that makes it seem like totally crazy! I follow all my favourite blogs on Bloglovin nowadays as it's so easy and you can categorise them!

004. Again something I don't normally mention but surprisingly by beauty/other/etc blog has been nominated for a Cosmopolitan blog award! Im surprised to see it up there as one of the "best new beauty blog's though, Personally I think this "new" and "established" thing really needs a bit of clarification or tweaking. ETCLLYMLRS is under a year old, although technically speaking it is NOW over a year old. But I'd class it as "established" rather than "new" because I've been blogging for over three years myself and the blog itself quickly gained followers off the back of this one! Oh I don't know how I feel about blog awards in truth! I have to admit I was shocked not to see this blog up there as Established Fashion blog though. I sort of expected I would, which was presumptive of me on one hand but it has made me realise I probably need to change some things about this blog! I don't like the idea of falling behind! I have blogging insecurities as much as the next blogger, but maybe this was the kick up the bum I needed...

38 comments:

  1. you look so pretty :)
    wish you a safe flight back home! and I gonna watch you vid now :D you amazing!
    congrats of being nominated, dear :))

    xoxo FlirtingwithFashion

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  2. Congratulations on being nominated!!! Hope you have had a good holiday :)

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  3. You look beautiful! I have to say I was also surprised to not see this blog in the Established Fashion Blog category, but then I just assumed it was because ETC was in the beauty category? I wouldn't say you are falling behind in any sort of way though. Your blog was the first fashion blog I started reading and it is still my go-to blog every day! xo

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  4. Congrats on the top 100 and the blog nomination Lily! :) xo

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  5. ur so pretty! :)

    xo, Hanna
    http://whoishanna.blogspot.fi/

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  6. Congrats on making the top 100 worldwide! Been following your blog for a long time, great to watch as it grows and changes :)
    Looking beaut, love that dress - don't know if I could eat a roast in hot weather! x

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  7. I really like that picture, you look beautiful. I also love your honesty and I'm happy for all of your achievements in blogging world. :)x

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  8. Wow Lily you look beautiful in that photo - you should smile with your mouth open more often ;) I'm subscribed to your videos, and I too can't believe this blog didn't get shortlisted in the Cosmo awards! I would have shortlisted you. Anyhow I hope you have a lovely last day in Turkey xxx

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  9. Your blog is actually the only fashion blog I follow, I voted for your beauty blog but was definitely surprised not to see this one up there. I don't think you need to change a thing xo

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  10. Congrats on nr. 7 in uk and in top 100 :D x

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  11. Congratulations! You have done so amazingly well but im not surprised at the same time!

    But more importantly you look such a BEAUT in this picture! Gosh, lady! Jealous! If I lost a heap of weight i'd hope to look that good, but not gonna happen haha.. good genes ;)

    x

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  12. What. ETC is a year old?! You are kidding me right? Can't believe so much time has flown by! Wow!

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  13. You really deserve the nominations! Sometimes its hard to see things yourself, but you clearly work extremely hard on your blog, and that is very admirable, lots of people half do things, but you don't!

    Love, Kate x

    http://www.stylecoke.blogspot.co.uk/

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  14. You deserve this nomination! And I like the fact that you are proud of being important and international, I don't know why but that made me happy too, I think you work hard so you deserve all this! xoxo

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  15. you have the prettiest eyes! and congrats about the blogging goals :) can't believe you weren't included as an established fashion blog

    serenarubywoo.blogspot.com xx

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  16. you are sooo pretty xx

    www.ajumpinmargaretslife.blogspot.com

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  17. you look gorgeous as always, hope you had a lovely trip!

    www.summerlightrunway.blogspot.com

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  18. congratulations on being nominated:) you look very pretty in the picture xxx

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  19. Hi Lily! To be honest I was shocked you weren't nominated because I was all ready to vote for you! I didn't realise 'followers' had to nominate you, so maybe that is why you weren't up there? don'tknow. I still LOVE your blog, you are one of my daily reads, so I don't know if you necessarily need to 'tweak' it for your readers. Also, I don't think people put too much stock into blog awards so I wouldn't worry too much about it! All that being said, it is always nice to see a bit of different content if that is the direction you want to move in.

    Sorry this is a bit rambly!

    Hope you had a lovely holiday x

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  20. lovely photo :) Congrats on the nominations and achievements! They're well deserved, love your blog :D xx

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  21. lovely photo! Hope you had a lovely holiday! x

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  22. congrats and it's a beautiful picture,
    Love Chloe x x x
    stylethroughthelookingglass.blogspot.com

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  23. Congratulations on the nomination and everything you have achieved! I have read your blog religiously ever since googling 'how to ombre hair' and love it!
    well done!

    www.littlekjf.blogspot.com

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  24. Congratulations on the nominations and for making the top 100, that's an amazing achievement!
    I can't believe ETC is a year old already, time really has flown by! xx

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  25. Congrats Lily! Keep up your good work!
    btw, you look really nice :) lookin forward for your next post ~le intrigue

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  26. This is a lovely pic and so nice and natural. You must have a killer tan now! Safe trip home.

    http://www.rafflesbizarre.blogspot.com

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  27. you look gorgeous and healthy and tanned! :D
    have a safe journey back to england - looks like your bringing the sun back with you too YAY xxx

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  28. Congrats on the achievements and love the photo! x Sushi

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  29. Its funny how I've been following you for ages and I couldn't have related to you more with this blog post! Today I gained two new followers! I set goals for myself every time as well and I totally have a lot of blog insecurities as well.! I absolutely ADORE your blog and I'm really excited to see your vlogs as well and I totally think you should post videos here too even though I've already subbed your channel.

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  30. Oh and you are actually number 87 now! :)

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  31. Love your blog! You look gorgeous! :)

    G x
    www.thethriftylookbook.blogspot.co.uk

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  32. I have loved your blog ever since I found it a few months ago! :)
    You inspire me to make my blog better and better each day!

    www.beautyintentions.blogspot.com

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  33. you look beautiful as usual <3
    http://coeursdefoxes.blogspot.com/

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  34. congratulations, girlfriend! i have been following your blog for a long time now. so glad to see things pay off. you are so darn fabulous, it only make sense.
    -london camille
    www.youngdumblove.com

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  35. pretty!

    http://studsanddreams.blogspot.co.uk/

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