November 10, 2015

New Blog Design // Introducing Serena


Tomorrow, I will have been blogging for six months exactly! I have been tempted to throw in the towel many times along the way, but I'm so glad I didn't! I thought I'd celebrate this minor milestone by treating myself to a new, custom made template, and I couldn't have chosen anyone better to design it for me than the lovely Serena.

You can view Serena's personal blog by clicking here, or her design blog here. I first discovered Serena whilst intensely studying Beauty With Charm. Alina is one of my favourite bloggers, and I have always admired her design and layout. I had always half-assumed Alina had a Pipdig template, but, one day, the credit at the bottom of her blog led me straight to Pretty Wild Things. It only took a few brief glimpses at Serena's incredible portfolio for me to know... this is who I want to design my blog.

I had very little idea about what I actually wanted for my blog, but Serena took the reins and got to work straight away. I was so impressed with her work ethic. I am incredibly fussy and indecisive, but Serena took it all in her stride and never once complained or seemed annoyed at me, #PatienceOfASaint, ha! I asked for a load of random things that I didn't even know would be possible in reality, but Serena totally made them work for me. She responds quickly to email enquiries and always kept me in the loop. You get a lot for the extremely reasonable price she charges, too! The total covered the cost for my template, header, signature, blog button, sidebar image and installation of all widgets such as my recent posts widget, which is now a mini slider.

Though Serena currently only works on Blogger, she is aiming to branch out to WordPress in the future. Her designs are so beautiful and unique that I am sure she will become increasingly popular and successful across all platforms.

Not only is Serena a fabulous designer, she is also an all-round lovely person. I genuinely enjoyed interacting with her, and hope to stay connected with her in the near future.

Thank you so much, Serena, for transforming my blog from melancholy monochrome to perfectly pink. Love, one super-duper happy customer!

My old Pipdig template
My first ever, free ThemeXpose template

Please let me know what you think of my new design, would love to hear your thoughts!

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19 comments

  1. looks really lovely! Just as pretty as Alina's :)
    Pam xo/ Pam Scalfi♥

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    1. Thanks, Pam! I'm so happy with it :)

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  2. The new design looks great! I definitely want to get a template for my blog before Christmas but I'm so indecisive I don't know what I want! Will definitely be checking out these designs!

    Danielle's Beauty Blog

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    1. I know how you feel, I'm super indecisive when it comes to design! The thing to remember is that you can redesign it as much and as often as you want! :)

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  3. The new design looks incredible :) x

    Katina | www.katinalindaa.com

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  4. Your new blog looks lovely!!:) congrats on six months!
    http://yasminanicole.blogspot.co.uk

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  5. Love the new look of your blog- Happy Six Months!

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    Anjelique

    http://www.anjelique.com.au

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  6. Wow I really love your design, I have been looking for a new design one I love - the free ones can be a total nightmare! Really missing that personal touch. So away off for a look now.

    Love your blog btw, now following :)

    http://www.makeerinover.co.uk

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    1. Thank you very much! Heading over to take a look at your blog now :)

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  7. Your new design is lovely! It seems to fit your blog much better than monochrome :) xx

    Jasmine Talks Beauty

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    1. Thanks, Jasmine! I definitely feel like it's a lot more 'me' ha!xx

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  8. Congratulations on six months! And your blog looks amazing. Blogging is such hard work, especially if you have school/work also, so to make it to 6 months is a milestone. Looking forward to more posts!

    coffeeslag

    COFFEESLAG October Top 5's

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