Sunday, 15 October 2017

DIY: How To Make Polaroids

DIY: How To Make Polaroids |
It seems as though every blogger and their pooch has a polaroid camera by now, but despite my love for photography or perhaps because of *shrugs*, I still don't. Actually, I kind of just think they're super expensive and a bit of a novelty. The cameras are affordable, but the film is crazy. However I do love the look of vintage polaroids.

So I ended up creating some mock polaroids for the string and pegs that went up in my bedroom and hung empty for a couple of weeks. I made 10 polaroids with pennies worth of white card (2 A3 sheets), and a couple of sheets of photo paper that I already had. A helluva lot cheaper than buying a polaroid camera for sure! Plus I got to pick out some of my best memories.

Here's how to make easy DIY polaroids:

Wednesday, 11 October 2017

#OOTD & Life Update

Urban Outfitters Teddy Coat | hannahemilylane

Happy Wednesday guys!

If I were you, I’d grab a cuppa and settle down. This is a long ‘un. 1000 words in fact before I even wrote this intro.

Today I thought we could have a catch up – it’s been a while hasn’t it? So this is a bit of a life update post, on how I’m feeling with different things since I graduated in the summer.

The photos on this post are from a little outfit shoot me and the boyfriend did last Saturday afternoon, which was fun. We took his dog out for a walk, got caught in the rain, then warmed up with hot chocolate afterwards. This coat is my absolute fave thing I’ve purchased in a while – the teddy coat. It’s the snuggliest, warmest jacket and it goes with so many outfits. It’s from Urban Outfitters, and funny story, I ended up driving to Leicester to go get it. So worth it though.

So here’s an OOTD with a catch up on my life.

Saturday, 7 October 2017

Which Notebook Is The Best For Bullet Journalling?

Which Notebook Is The Best For Bullet Journalling? |
This is often a pretty debated topic in the Bujo community, and until now, one I’ve never really got involved in. Partly because I’m actually not much of a fan of the most popular notebooks! But also because I disagree that there is one-size-fits-all notebook. There are so many other great (and cheaper) notebooks out there that I really didn’t want to try a Leuchtturm, so I ended up buying a Paperchase one and have since moved on to a Muji one.

While I was writing this post, I thought it’d be really beneficial to get as many opinions as possible to create a fair, unbiased post. So I asked for some help over on Twitter as well as in my bloggers Whatsapp chat and got some great responses!

So here’s the definitive* guide to the ultimate notebook for bullet journalling.

(*disclaimer: not actually definitive)

Thursday, 5 October 2017

My Absolute Fave Cruelty-Free Beauty Products

My Absolute Fave Cruelty-Free Beauty Products |
‘What is this?’ I hear you ask. A beauty post. On my blog. I know, what’s going on?

But here’s a beauty post, from someone who is very much not a beauty blogger.

But I know there must be girls out there like me, who have an interest in beauty and who want to look nice, but can’t be dealing with the faff or expense, or actually bothering to learn how to apply eyeshadow correctly. Spoiler: I still haven't learned.

So this is a list of my favourite beauty products, some of which I use daily, some I can’t live without, some slightly more luxurious. They won’t break the bank though, they’re all cruelty-free, they suit my sensitive skin and I can honestly recommend all of them.

Sunday, 1 October 2017

Why I switched from iPhotos/Photos to Lightroom

Why I switched from iPhotos/Photos to Lightroom |
I bought a new Macbook around 2 years ago. My old one was great - I still use it because it’s still (mostly) going strong - but I needed something just a little bit lighter and a little bit faster, and my new Macbook is exactly that.

It’s always exciting getting a new laptop, or any new bit of tech really. But that excitement rapidly faded when I realised how bloody difficult it was going to be to move my photos over.

iPhoto - or Photos as it’s now called - is decent. It synced all my photos from my iPhone, it works great with other apps on Macs, it’s editing options are pretty neat for basic edits and it’s an easy way to view and organise photos.

Until you realise they’re not actually organised.

You try to find the original photo file in Finder, I dare you.

Wednesday, 27 September 2017

Homeware Wishlist

Homeware Wishlist |

Every time I move house, and that has been a lot in the last few years thanks to uni, my love for interiors and homeware is reignited. This time is absolutely no exception.

I love shopping for interior bits and bobs. Although you'd probably think I wouldn't because of the fact I am moving all the time. But I think it's because of this reason. Even living in two German cities for 6 months each time and having two suitcases to get me through the year, I still took some homeware. I can be quite a home-body and I love a cosy place. I want to put my stamp on an apartment and to me, somewhere's not home until I've put some fairy lights up and bought a plant.

I also think of homeware as a more excusable spend than clothing. Though I can't exactly put my finger on why. Perhaps because I'm unlikely to wear something every single day but I will see it in my home everyday. Homeware shopping = totally justified.

Here's some of the things I'm currently lusting over:

Saturday, 23 September 2017

5 Things I'm Loving Right Now

5 Things I'm Loving Right Now |
So for the last few weeks I've been pretty organised with my blog, writing my posts in advance and actually scheduling them. Not this one, I'm sitting in bed on a chilly Saturday morning writing this up with some Youtube videos on and a coffee on my bedside table. Let's do this.

I've got the whole weekend to myself, so I plan on nursing my cold, look into switching my blogging platform (Blogger I don't like u anymore), and prepping some of my #Blogmas posts. That's right, I'm keen. I will be posting every single day in December up until Christmas, lots of festive content (even some BuJo festive content) and I'm really excited. Now I've said it on here as well, I have to stick to it!

Anyway, here are 5 things I've been loving recently: