Making Summer Memories

Saturday, 15 June 2019

As Summer slowly approaches (because it's sill raining most days over here in the UK, isn't British weather just great), so does one of the best season for making memories. The weather's great, the BBQ's are out, and so is the chance to do and visit some really cool places. I don't know about you but I'm one of those people who love filming everything and taking pictures of everything, I'm all about capturing memories to look at in a few years time and reminisce about things I've done or where I've been in the past. It's always nice to look back and see what you've done. I know a lot of people don't understand why I do it and think it's taking away from reality but it's really not, it's just allowing me to save moments for the future and I think doing that is so important.

One of my favourite ways to capture memories in the Summertime is to get real creative with the way I do it. Whether I'm actually going on a nice holiday abroad, a little trip to a different part of the UK or just somewhere local it's always fun to get your creative juices flowing. Next month I'm going to Weymouth with my family and my boyfriend and I'm already planning on what kind of cool places I can go and what kind of cool content I could shoot there. One of the best ways I find shooting things when I'm travelling about to make memories is with a GoPro. 

Latest Deals have a ton of good GoPro and GoPro accessory deals because who doesn't love a good deal. I sure know I'm a major sucker for them. (Aldi and their deals make me buy way too much stuff I don't actually need haha). But anyway, they're such an easier way to capture what you're doing, so many travel vloggers I watch film this way and I have no clue why it took me so long to try one. Also can we just take a minute to appreciate how cool underwater shots look though, definitely some of my favourites. Something I really need to try soon! 

Are you a fan of filming your memories to look back on or do you prefer living in the moment? I think a good balance between the two is so important, I'd go insane without having happy things to look back on (also a lot less blog content lol) so I'm definitely going to be filming and photographing a lot this summer.


Some Self Hatred Honesty

Tuesday, 11 June 2019

One of the most popular questions I receive would be "why do you always hide your face in pictures?". If you follow me on Instagram you'll notice that most of my fashion pictures only include my body, a recurring theme but not one I originally wanted to go for. I always preach self confidence and that but the reason I can't take your normal fashion influencer pictures is because, well, I don't have any myself. Trust me I would love to be able to have my friends take photos of me in the clothes I post and I know me hiding my face in most of them definitely stumps my growth and stops a lot of brands from wanting to work with me, it disappoints me constantly that I just can't do it but I guess that's life.

I thought I'd include one of the rare pictures of me taken for my Instagram, and even now I hate it and just want to scribble a massive X over my face so no one has to see it. I've tried so many times to do it but in reality I just don't like how I look enough. I don't want anyone's sympathy because nothing anyone says to me will change anything, I just wanted to be honest because at the end of the day that's most of the reason my blog grew. My readers loved my honesty, and there hasn't been any of that over here in a while so here I am, being little old honest me. My face makes me feel like I want to vomit up my tears and drown an entire country in them and as I said I don't want people feeling sorry for me or telling me I'm beautiful because it would be entirely pointless. 

If I want people to take anything from this post, I want it to be that you can follow your dreams even if you feel you aren't made for them or aren't enough. I'd give anything to be able to take pictures like everyone else does, it's something that upsets me a lot, especially given that I am a blogger and a fashion one at that. I go on Instagram and would give anything to be able to post fashion pictures with my face in them but I'm not sure that's ever going to happen. But has it stopped me from becoming a fashion blogger? Hello no. I've worked with some amazing brands over my years of being a blogger and although there are some that will simply never happen, it doesn't change all the good things that have still come of it. I hope one day I can find some beauty in myself and bring myself to do it, life's too short for self hatred.. right?