Friday, August 9, 2013

EXCITING ANNOUNCEMENT!! Please READ :D

Dear All,

For a few weeks now we have been working on a new site to improve this blogger community. We got many requests and ideas and those got us excited to create something new for you bloggers to interact better. As we have expanded our mission and vision we decided to change our name to Blogobiz! 

We will be moving this site to the new www.blogobiz.com site

All we ask of you for now is to start using this name as a hashtag on twitter instead of the old bloggersbunch and bbunch.

USE NOW #BLOGOBIZ Instead. We also changed our Twittername to @BLOGOBIZ So you can now expect tweets through there!

We hope to launch our site in about 2 weeks:D

Please stay tuned!!

Sunday, August 4, 2013

How To Modify the Size of the Popular Post Widget Icons

Hello everyone! Today we want to show you a quick fix to modify the size of your popular post widget icons. Of course you do have to add the popular posts widget in your layout page first but we are assuming you have already done so :)

The popular post defaults to a size that fits to the margin of your blog however it is possible to change the size manually. Here is what the popular post widget looks like on default:


Step One:
Navigate your way to the 'template' tab of your blogger dashboard and click on 'customize' as per the image below.




Step Two:
In the template cuztomizer click on 'Advanced' and then 'Add CSS'. Copy and paste the CSS below into the box.
.PopularPosts img {
width: 100px !important;
height: 100px !important;
}

Now here is where you need to change the pixel size in the code above to your liking. Ensure that the numbers are both the same but play around with it and go for a size you like. You will be able to see a preview below before you click 'Apply to Blog' as you can see in the picture below. 




* Note: If you make the images too large it can decrease the qaulity to some degree as blogger is set to default to a small size. Mine start to look fuzzy anything bigger than 100px x 100px. 

So there you have it, a quick and easy way to change your blog and work on making it more unique to you :)

Saturday, August 3, 2013

Categorise your Blog Posts by Pages

Categorizing your blog posts helps your readers find the topics you mostly blog about. There are several ways to categorize your blog posts but today I will share my favorite way: categorizing your blog posts by pages. So lets get started!

First you need to go to your Blogger Dashboard and you see the option 'Pages' at the left: click on it. Now can you click on 'New Page' and there are 2 options: the Blank Page and the Web address. I will address them both and start with the Blank Page.
 
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The Blank Page can be used when you for instance want to write something about yourself. In this example I wrote something 'About Me'. Don't forget to hit the publish button.
 
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Next up you can create your own categories for your blog posts. Just click again on 'Pages' and this time click in 'New Page'. Then describe your title in 'Page title' on what category you want your blog posts to fall under. Then put your web address URL with the labels you give every post that has to fall under this specific category. 
 
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Here is an example for a category I named 'TEST'
Then I filled in the exact name in the label for each and every post that you want to be found there named 'TEST'. So to take my example of 'TEST' again: do not use spaces when labeling TEST and note that there is a difference if you name a category test or TEST (with or without capitals). Just use the exact label for every post that has to fit under this category. You can move the category TEST to your own suiting. Don't forget to hit save arrangement once you are done!
 
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I hope this is helpful so you can categorize your posts. If you have any questions please ask below.

Saturday, July 27, 2013

Adding Follow by Email to your Blog

Step One:
Navigate your way to the 'layout' tab of your blogger dashboard and click on 'Add a Gadget' see the image below.
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Step Two:
You will get a popup like the image below and as you can see the fifth option is the 'Follow By Email' option, now click on that.

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Step Three:
It automatically makes a feedburner for your blog so you do not have to fill in anything in the section 'FeedBurner URL'. You can however change the Title of the gadget in for instance 'Follow Me by Email' or 'Follow Me here by Email'. Let your imagination run its course ;)

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Step Four:
The last and final step is to rearrange the gadget. As you can see whe moved it just under our Readers (that is our GFC gadget) and above the Follow us on G+ but you can put it everywhere you like. Just do not forget to hit 'Save Arrangement' afterwards and you are done!


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Friday, July 26, 2013

GUEST POST: 1920s Fashion, Hair & Makeup

Since the release of the film 'The Great Gatsby' the 1920s has become a very fashionable era.

I love the signature makeup looks and fashions inspired by all things Hollywood and glamour.

Here is my guide to beauty and fashion in the 1920s...

Fashion

Women's fashion in the 1920s was a rejection of Victorian style and the Gibson Girl look.  

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The fashions in the 1920s was strongly influenced by the culture that created it. 1920s fashion was perhaps the most influential in creating modern tastes in women's clothes. 

It was the decade of the first swing dancer (aka. Flapper) called Lindy Hop. From this the 'Flapper Dress' was born. 

Flapper Dresses have been worn on the red carpet by many celebrities, for example, Kate Moss.


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If you are looking to buy a more modern style of flapper or swing dress, ASOS have a great selection. Long beaded necklaces and feather headbands were paired with the typical flapper dress. My Flapper Outfit Idea:

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Dress- Miss Selfridge- £129.00 Shoes- ASOS- £19.99 Necklace- Miss Selfridge - £5.00 

Hair 

Hair in the 1920s was either curls or an elfin crop. The actress Louise Brooks was a massive style icon and introduced the elfin style hair cut.

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Louise Brooks
Another popular hair style was a soft wavy look.

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Kim Kardashian rocking a 1920s hair doon the red carpet


Makeup


Makeup in the 1920s was all about the bold, smokey eye, thin, precise eyebrows and the perfectly sculpted red lip. A pale complexion was also preferred. Women were encouraged to wear as much makeup as possible as lots of makeup was seen as being very beautiful. 


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Drugstore products I recommend for recreating classic 1920s makeup: 
 Eyes- I think an eyeshadow palette is an easier way to recreate a smokey eye as all the colours you need are there. 

 Collection 2000 Smokey eye palette

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The Falsies Mascara


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Lips- A shiny but still pigmented classic red lipstick is perfect for a bold 1920s lip look. Women made their lips look smaller and a more precise lip shape. 

 Rimmel Apocalips in the shade 'Big Bang'

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Face- Pale complexions were fashionable in the 1920s so white powders were often used. To create a 1920s complexion use a foundation one shade lighter than your normal shade. 

 Bourjois 123 Perfecting Foundation

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Then matte your face with a pale powder. 

 Bourjois Healthy Balance Powder

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Then gently define your cheekbones using a matte bronzer. 

 Bourjois Chocolate Bronzer


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Apply a dot of blusher to the apples of your cheeks. A red blusher is best. 

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There you have it, my fashion and beauty guide to the 1920s! Hope you've enjoyed this post and it has been helpful! To see my guide to 1960s fashion, hair and makeup head over to my blog! 
 ♥

Monday, July 22, 2013

Removing Blogger Image AutoBorders

Today we wanted to share with you a little trick I have learned to make your blog more unique to you and more customizable. Do you absolutely detest the automatic image borders that are applied to your images when you upload them to blogger? Then please read on to find out a simple way to remove the border.

Step One:
Navigate your way to the 'template' tab of your blogger dashboard and click on 'customize' as per the image below.



Step Two:
In the template cuztomizer click on 'Advanced' and then 'Add CSS'. Copy and paste the CSS below into the box.

.post-body img, .post-body .tr-caption-container, .ss, .Profile img, .Image img,
.BlogList .item-thumbnail img {
  padding: none !important;
  border: none !important;
  background: none !important;
  -moz-box-shadow: 0px 0px 0px transparent !important;
  -webkit-box-shadow: 0px 0px 0px transparent !important;
  box-shadow: 0px 0px 0px transparent !important;
}




You will see your images change straight away in the preview below. If you are happy with it go ahead and click 'Apply to Blog'. This is a before and after shot of what you have just done:


Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Summer Blog Hop

This has been highly requested so we decided to do another blog hop. If you are not familiar with what a Blog Hop is then here is a short explanation:

A Blog Hop is a way to find blogs as well as to gain visitors, followers and comments to your own blog. A Blog Hop is basically a list where bloggers can add their blog's URL. The main purpose of a Blog Hop is for all bloggers on that list to visit each others blogs, follow, comment, share blog posts in social networks, etc. 

This Blog Hop is in no way mandatory so if you want to join, then join if not then that is ok too!

There are only 4 Rules Please Follow them!!

1. Leave your link below!!  

2. Then Follow us through GFC/Bloglovin and Twitter

3. Follow at least 2 other bloglinks from down below  
And leave a comment on their blog letting 
them know you found them from the #bbunch bloghop

4. Follow anyone who follows you on the bloghop back

If you want to join our Blog Hop then leave your link below.
xx Ina and Emma

PS. Blog Hop will be up for one week - until the 17th of this July.
PS.2. Please have the common courtesy to follow the rules or else your link will be removed 

OPTIONAL You can Follow our Personal Blogs and let us know with a comment so we can follow you back

Ina:

http://www.instantdelight.com

and

Emma:

http://www.laviestylebeaute.com 

Sunday, June 16, 2013

The Story of Mont Blue Design Glassware

Ladies, most of us like sparkly things don't we? So when the nice people of Mont Bleu sent me some of their products for review I could not wait for the package to arrive! The products are not only very pretty with Swarovski Crystals. The quality of each and every product is very good too. I got sent a Hair Brush: a Mirror: a Tweezer and 4 Glass Nail Files and I loved them all.
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The Hair Brush
I have broken so many hair brushes because they are just not strong enough to entangle my hair. But not this hair brush, this one is very strong since it is made from quality wood. What I love about this brush is that it is different than most hair brushes I have bought in stores. This hair brush has natural boar bristles with massage pins in between and that is an extra treat.

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The Mirror
Although I cannot tell you a whole lot about the mirror I can say this: I have dropped it several times and it hasn't broken yet. The crystals are still on there. It is pretty and the design is quite strong.

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 The Tweezer
Maybe you think all tweezers are the same. But if you are an experienced eyebrow plucker like me then you know that some tweezers are just better at holding that tiny hair than others. This eyebrow tweezer is made from stainless steel with a slant tip and is decorated with beautiful Swarovski crystals. The design makes it easy to hold while plucking.

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 The 4 Glass Nail Files
I love to keep my nails in good shape. Whether I am wearing fake nails or sporting my own nails I often use a nail file. I keep a nail file in almost every room of my house and take one with me on my daily whereabouts. I have owned glass nail files before but after frequent use they just do not do their job anymore. Not with these ones. The first time I used them I could already tell the quality is so much better than other glass nail files. Not to mention that they are lovely to look at while using!

Should something happen to these products I will definitely buy new ones from Mont Bleu Design Glassware. If you like this review you can check their site. They have different designs and colours and I am sure there is something there that will speak to your hearts desire ;) In addition: International shipping costs are not high at all. Click here to go to the Mont Bleu Design Glassware online shop.