Instagram Timeline 2012 – 2018

At the start of the year I deleted over 1,000 pics on my Insta. The new algorithm kept taking me back to old posts when I refreshed my feed and I wanted a clean new start with the layout (I’m a bit anal about it) I had to screenshot the posts before I deleted them as they are a timeline of my life! Many images have been deleted over the years but this is what is left – starting from when Instagram came about.

My niece set me up an account in 2012 and I haven’t looked back since! I’m finding it hard to keep up with the evolution of it all especially the story and Insta TV but I’m getting there. Instagram is more than just pretty images for me, it’s a way I connect to like minded people and share parts of my life with family and friends. I’ve recently started being more personal and authentic by sharing my struggles with mental health too which has had a positive effect on my close friends. Insta has been my Linked In the past 2 years – connecting me to amazing collaborators and contributors for Allora magazine, without which wouldn’t be possible. We should use Instagram for realism and positivity to encourage each other and motivate – break down the walls that say it’s bad for us and start to embrace why it can be good. What else can I say; I’m addicted to the gramm and there are endless reasons why! Continue reading “Instagram Timeline 2012 – 2018”

Join My Journey To Health & Happiness

The month of August saw a shift in my lifestyle. For a while I’d been neglecting my heath –  emotionally eating, barely excersising and smoking everyday. I was giving up, on my dreams and my life. I punished myself by neglecting my physical health. For years I’d been misdiagnosed and mis treated for my condition and I got tired of fighting the system and fighting everyone around me who thought I was over reacting or simply depressed. It was mum that listened and saved me. Continue reading “Join My Journey To Health & Happiness”

Crunchy Veggie Pasta With Aldi

All you will need:

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3 Main Reasons Why I Blog

I first started blogging in 2012 during college, a Tumblr profile called Hopelessly Devoted To Fashion which mainly consisted of reposts and the odd post about my wardrobe or closet. I was inspired by Style Bubble, The Blonde Salad and Bip LingContinue reading “3 Main Reasons Why I Blog”

GRWM #5: Bold Orange

I love making a summer statement with bright colours, especially golds, bronze and orange for the eyes. For this getting ready with me, I decided to step outside my comfort zone;Continue reading “GRWM #5: Bold Orange”

South East City Search: USA

Savannah | Charlotte| Atlanta

Could you tell within 10 minutes of being in a city if you could live there? I can, maybe it’s a gift, maybe everyone can in some way. There aren’t many places that I’ve been that I could see myself living my best life in, but the ones I do, always have an impact! Like Portland in the US or Venice in Italy and 1 of the following 3 below:

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For The Love Of ELLE

It will be 10 years ago this December, since I picked up my first issue of Elle, UK (Jan 2009) Now I understand what a decade feels like I must say: It’s surreal it was that long ago! Yet feels like it was a lifetime ago

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New Media Pt.1

With new media taking the forefront in influence, I’m here to discuss what I feel is the impact and positive possibilities of new media i.e Netflix, instagram, zines, twitter and apps of all kinds. The start of February saw two new Netflix originals that are tackling real issues – Altered Carbon and a new adaptation of Queer Eye

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Best Birthday Bits // The Peak District Pt.2

Welcome to part 2 of Best birthday Bits (read pt.1 here) I love capturing a new place especially when that place is old. I also have thing for photographing doors, I find it fascinating and beautiful to see the variation in them – in this village they have a wonderful eclectic mix – how cute is bridge cottage?

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