I really liked the colour scheme of Beauty Blog template, shades of pink, blue and white blend well to give it a pretty look. The header has an image on the right, which can be customised if you know bit of Photoshop, below that is a horizontal menu to display your sections. You can add your blog sections from Layout-Page Elements and click on edit link list.
The summary of each posts automatically appears on the home page with thumbnails of the images used. This way you can display 8 posts on the home page in pink and blue boxes. The sidebar too has something like a featured posts section or popular posts where only the images display and you can add captions, title and the destination URL.
Below that comes a search box integrated in the template, and that can be followed by widgets of your choice or a sidebar ad.
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