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6 Apps Every Blogger Should Have

Thursday, 20 November 2014


In my blogging past I have never really blogged about being a blogger. I love to read tips and tutorials myself, but for me personally, it would be like showing the man behind the curtain and perhaps take away some of the mystique if that makes sense.That was until I realised just how much I rely on my IPhone and it's apps as a blogger and thought I would share my favourites and why.

Buffer 
The one thing I'm really crap at is promoting my blog on social media. I go into all the effort to research, photograph and write up the blog post and no time shouting about it! Buffer helps so much in that as soon as a new post goes live, it automatically posts a status to my Twitter and Facebook. I also schedule one off posts during high traffic times when I'm running a giveaway or simply reminding people to come visit.

Blogger
This seems an obvious one, and while the app still has a few annoying kinks that need working out, being able to publish on the go is invaluable. Especially when inspiration strikes when you're away from the computer. 

Notepad
This particular app is not available on Apple and is probably the one thing I miss dearly about Android. But if you do have an Android smart phone, this easy app that allows you to create tick-off lists, full paragraphs of notes and even put sticky notes on your home screen is perfect for all your unwritten ideas.

Dropbox 
This app is rather like the Cloud where you can store your blog photos and grab them from any device. It comes in handy when you want to Instagram a photo taken with your camera or stored on your computer and saves having to plug in any wires when transferring photos from your phone. Genius!

Remind Me
Originally intended as a prescription reminder, I use this reliable application for alerting me when a blog chat is going on. I have all the chats Monday to Friday stored on it and so I don't forget, a little notification pops up to tell me that my favourite #bbloggers chat is about to start so I never have to miss it. 

Stylicious 
An amazing resource for Fashion bloggers or any girl who's into her clothes. This slick app allows you to understand upload your entire wardrobe, then create a collage of your best outfits out of your wardrobe, so you never have to be stuck for what to wear or post about.


Stila In The Light Palette

Monday, 17 November 2014

Stila In The Light Palette

Stila In The Light Palette

Stila In The Light Palette

Stila In The Light Palette

I bought my first Stila product at last, after a few months of wandering around the Stila counter and picking up the In The Light palette only to put it back, I decided to treat myself this pay day. It has a broad spectrum of beiges and brown neutrals with shimmer shades quite like the stunning Bobbi Brown Sand palette that was available in Summer.

Most people describe it as the perfect day to evening palette, with Bare as a primer colour, Kitten looking gorgeous in the inner corners and centre lid, Bliss (my personal favourite) as a matte all over shade, Sandstone as a coco, mid-brown that looks good paired with Sunset and Bubbly for an extra special every day eye and the blue-slate Night Sky that looks lovely patted over Ebony for a smoky eye. You also get a full sized smudge stick eye liner in Damsel, which is a muted deep brown that sets nicely once applied or smudged to your liking.

I've never tried Stila eye shadows before, but I can see why they are marketed as award-winning and the quality shows with how pigmented and easy to blend they are. What I love most is that it comes with a look booklet to get you started which can be so helpful if you struggle finding eye looks. In conclusion I think £25 for ten good sized quality eye shadows in flattering colours and different finishes is pretty damn barganious.

Do you own this palette?

Five Years

Friday, 14 November 2014


This week me and Dale are celebrating five years as a couple and while I never subject dale to too many mentions on this blog out of respect for his privacy, I had to write this milestone post on how I think our relationship has lasted. We met back in school and got together a little after when I was in college. It was a slow build up instead of instant love. He started as a friend and slowly I began to realise how much I missed him when I left and that I felt safe and happy when we were together and that feeling still lasts today. Here is what I've learned after five years. 

•sometimes you need to decide whether you want to be right, or happy. 
•recognise when you're wrong and apologise.
•share stupid, nonsensical inside jokes.
•never explode.
•remember what has been said, can't be taken back.
•have a life outside the relationship. I do stuff that doesn't involve dale and vice versa.
•be an open book. With the right person you can discuss anything.
•keep finding new things about them to fall in love with.
•remember to say please and thank you. 
•don't nag.
•when you're with the right person there is no drama. 
•trust should come naturally, no one should feel insecure in a relationship
•don't compare your relationship to others. You are only seeing a snap shot of theirs instead of their every day.

So that's my tips and thoughts. Let me know in the comments if you have any tips, I'd love to hear them! 

Remembrance Sunday

Thursday, 13 November 2014

Remembrance Sunday At Lydiard Park

Last Sunday I went with my grandparents to pay our respects in the walled garden of our field of remembrance Lydiard Park. After a week of rain and wind, Sunday was mild and sunny, almost as if the sun came out as a mark of respect for the day. As well as taking part in the act of remembrance, I was able to finally peek in the beautiful walled garden and get some photographs before the reading.

Remembrance Sunday At Lydiard Park

Remembrance Sunday At Lydiard Park

Remembrance Sunday At Lydiard Park

Remembrance Sunday At Lydiard Park

Remembrance Sunday At Lydiard Park

Thanks for reading.

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