19th September 2016

WHY I BLOG

 

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I created my little space on the Internet a good few years ago and I’ve blogged on and off ever since. Only during the last couple of months have I really got into a routine and stuck to it. I’ve purchased myself an Olympus Pen to assist in blogging and so far so great!!

So, here are the reasons why recently I’ve been loving blogging:

1. It’s a Hobby
I love the fact that when I get home from my 9-5 job I come home to my lovely little doggy & boyfriend, watch a few episodes of Prison Break while reading my favourite blogs or writing some posts. I genuinely look forward to writing up posts, taking some pictures & scrolling through my bloglovin feed.

2. Twitter Chats
In the last month I’ve created a blog Twitter account and slowly become more active in blog chats. A few of my fave so far have been #beechat, #thegirlgang and #bbeautychat.

3. Trying out new products
Although no girl needs an excuse to buy and use excessive amounts of make up, knowing that I’ll be writing about it on my blog afterwards it at least makes me feel a little bit better. Let’s be honest, we’ve all used the excuse “it’s for the blog”

4. Blogging community
In the short amount of time I’ve taken part in Twitter chats I’ve chatted to a bunch of lovely girls and also found amazing new blogs that I’ve instantly added to my bloglovin feed.

So, those are just a few of the reasons why I love blogging, why do you blog?

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Rhiannon x

12th September 2016

THE MONDAY POST – GROWING UP SURROUNDED BY SOCIAL MEDIA

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Being a 90’s baby the majority of my early childhood was spent very much how it should have been spent, not a mobile phone in sight, no computers, no Netflix, I’m not even sure we had internet back then.

The way that technology has developed in my lifetime alone is phenomenal and we can only assume it is just going to keep developing until… well, who knows?

It’s very rare that we can walk into a young families home that houses less than 3 televisions, the internet and some kind of games console (I’m not even sure myself what’s ‘cool’ now) and all I can remember from my childhood was10 years ago building a tree house in my friends garden which was our spy den for when we weren’t out being special agents. Don’t even ask… the imagination of an 11 year old?!

Anyway, I went a bit off topic there but I just wanted to say my childhood was technology-less.

So, why are we now unable to get out bed in the morning without scrolling through facebook, twitter and comparing ourselves to all the fitness accounts on our instagram feed? Don’t get me wrong the internet is an incredible tool when used correctly and let’s be honest I wouldn’t even be bothering to write this without the internet, but when did it become our self-esteem? Or even scarier the reason for no self esteem?

There are more editing apps, instagram filters and snapchat edits out there than you can begin to believe and believe you me I’m the first to use the Valencia filter and turn up the brightness so it looks like I’m in the Canary Islands instead of the sunny Lake District, it’s not all a lie but I’d definitely take it with a pinch of salt before you start comparing the redness around your nose to someone using the sunflower hairband filter on snapchat.

Those fitness instagram pages we all spend our evenings scrolling through trying to find the willpower to pack our gym bags for the following day are, for me anyway, the best form of motivation. However motivating some of us find these pages, these pages can have the most negative effect on those who are perhaps unhappy with their appearance or are particularly vulnerable.

Basically, all I’m trying to say in this post is to put your phone/laptop/tablet down and enjoy the life your living, stop comparing yourself to others because I can guarantee 100% of us aren’t perfect but that’s what makes us all perfect!

Rhiannon x

20th August 2016

MY NEW LOVE

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After lusting after the Olympus Pen and it’s fairly hefty price tag for over 2 years earlier this year I finally bit the bullet and decided to purchase the famous camera.

The Olympus Pen is also known as the best camera for all bloggers and social media addicts like myself for several different reasons but the one that makes it stand out to most other cameras is it’s built in wi-fi. All you have to do is download the app on your phone or tablet, activate the wi-fi on the camera and there are all the pictures you’ve taken. This is extremely handy to then edit (I use the VSCO app) and upload onto Instagram/Twitter/Facebook or even straight up to your blog.

The actual image quality is incredible and the camera is unbelievably user friendly, perfect for photography experts or someone who has never picked up a camera in their life.

image Olympus have alson taken the accessories they offer to a whole new level, for my birthday this year Sean managed to get me the Olympus leather camera bag. I’ve wanted a bag where I knew my camera would be safe but something that looked good as well and this nude shoulder bag is absolutely perfect, it has the inside of a camera bag so you know your camera and lenses are safe and won’t get damaged but from the outside it just looks like an everyday shoulder bag which I love!!

There are so many lenses on offer as well for the Pen, I currently have a collection of three of them:

45mm – I’ve heard this described as the perfect blogger lens and I would completely agree! This lens is perfect for creating the sought after blurry background that bloggers want for their images.

40-150mm – This lens is a bit of a beast so it’s not one that I take out with me on a daily basis, unless I know I will definitely use it. I took it with me to a festival I went to not long ago and this is the lens that I used to take my favourite photograph I’ve ever taken.

14-42mm Standard kit – This is the lens that the camera came with and it’s absolutely perfect as a kit lens, it gives you the range to take multiple types of images and is ideal to start out with. I would only recommend delving into other lenses if you want a little bit more from your photography.  

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Have you tried the Olympus Pen E-PL7? 

Rhiannon x

14th July 2016

2 WEEKS AT 21

I’ve had a little break from blogging for the last two weeks, my birthday happened and I was so busy around that time and then I just didn’t feel like sitting down and writing a post so I thought I’d have a little break.

I have such an amazing birthday, I was spoilt rotten by my amazing family, boyfriend and his lovely family.

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Lots of love 

Rhiannon x