Behind the Blog

Thursday, 25 January 2018

Lately I have seen a lot of '5 Random Facts About Me' appearing on people's Instagram Stories. It occurred to me I don't really share a lot about my life on here or Instagram, but they are actually one of my favourite posts to read as I love to learn about people behind the blog. So if it interests you I thought I'd share a bit about me today!

I am 28 years old, and I currently live in Essex with my boyfriend Chris. We met through friends at a BBQ they were having in 2015, and a few weeks later we went on our first date. We are always laughing, especially as we both think we're comedy geniuses, and we just have the best time together. Hopefully we will buy our first house together this year! 

My 'day' job is working in a jewellers, behind the scenes as a customer service coordinator. Retail is not something I thought I would end up doing, but I really love where I work and have met some amazing friends there, including my very best friend Lacey.

At university I studied Psychology, so nothing remotely related to blogging! I have always loved being creative and working with computers, but at school I was never interested in art at all, in fact my favourite subjects were maths and physics. I used to love reading blogs (Pugly Pixel anyone?) and playing around with Photoshop when I was younger, but I never thought of starting my own until a couple of years ago. It was when I trained as a makeup artist and worked at Bobbi Brown that I decided to start this blog dedicated to my passion, makeup.

I am quite a home-y person and I love being indoors all cosy. Watching films/series and being in my PJs is what I live for, (Pretty Woman is my all time favourite film), but I do love getting dressed up and going out too! I love being creative, and will pretty much try anything crafty; as to whether I can actually do it or not is another question. One thing I am really excited about moving is I will be able to get all my craft stuff out of storage and hopefully get back into it again.

I don't have any pets where I am now but I did have two cats when I lived with my mum and dad and I miss them SO much! They are just the cutest; one is called Bodie and the other one is Doyle. Bodie is really cheeky and Doyle is more timid, but they are both so friendly and love a cuddle. I was always a dog person and didn't really like cats but when we got these two I completely fell in love with them. Poor Doyle has had to have both of his ears removed due to cancer, but he still looks so cute (this picture was taken when he still had one ear!)

One of the questions I get asked the most is what camera/lighting and editing programs I use for my blogging & Instagram photos. I don't use anything too fancy, I use a Nikon D3100 with a 35 mm f/1.8 lens. I really want to look into some other lenses to buy this year so if you have any suggestions let me know! I mainly use natural daylight and try to shoot pictures in the daytime. I edit most of my photos in Photoshop, but if it's a phone picture then I use Snapseed, PS Express and Afterlight. I have also been using VSCO more and more lately; but I have a more in depth blog post here if you're interested.  

And there you have it! I don't want to bore you with too much information about me (ha!) but if you have any questions post them in the comments and I'll try and answer them best I can! 

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