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My iPhoneography Obsesion...

My iPhoneography Obsesion...

Hey everyone


Ever since the I got my iPod Touch I became obsessed with using it for photography - when I got my iPhone last summer, the obsession didn't stop.

Now, I know that actual photographers who use 'proper' massively technical cameras will probably read that and scoff at me even thinking about using and iPhone and photography in the same sentence. 

But, I don't really care. I love the process of taking pictures on my phone and then editing them and coming away with a shot that I'm really proud of. 

To be honest as much as I love photography I can't see myself investing in a 'proper' camera any time soon. 

The reason for that is three-fold.

Mainly it's the cost - I'm a student in my last year at university about to start the terrifying post-graduate job hunt so the thought of spending around £100 on a camera is just astronomical in my world at the moment. 

Secondly, 'proper' cameras frankly terrify me - all of the switches and settings and buttons just confuse me entirely and I can't see myself ever getting used to them all and using the camera to its full potential.

Finally, I enjoy the ease of use my iPhone to take photographs, I can whip it out snap a few shots and be on my way, it fits in my pocket or bag easily and I don't feel like I'm carrying around an incredibly precious box that I'd be scared to even take outside for fear of damaging it (not that I'm not protective over my iPhone - believe me I am - but at least with that I can protect with screen protectors/cases!) plus I love the quality of the pictures that my iPhone produces - why would I bother getting a camera when my iPhone does the job perfectly well?!

In the spirit of my long-standing obsession with iPhoneography and the fact that I am willing to now admit to this and call myself (with pride) an iPhoneographer, I thought I'd share some of my favourite shots that I took last week when I was at the lakes where I keep my horses - I hope you enjoy seeing them :)

I'm still learning how to use my iPhone better, what makes a good shot, how to get better lighting, etc., etc. but I love these pictures and I'm proud of them. But, I'd still really appreciate and love your feedback on them, so let me know in the comments what you think!

aHm xoxo

MWIP: 57/104...

MWIP: 57/104...

Hey everyone

This week was my last week of winter break so I packed it full of fun stuff! 

Here's what I got up to, I...

...treated myself to a Starbucks breakfast
...went for a lovely walk with Ma and Little Prin in a park near us

...spent some lovely time with the bf :)

...lit my Flannel Bath and Body Works candle for the first time - it smells so good!

...bought this super cute box for storage in the bathroom

...took lots of pictures with my fur babies :)
...completely reorganised how I store my nail polishes - I'm in love with it now!

...made the choices for my third dissertation at uni 
(yep I've somehow ended up having to do three, don't ask!)

...tried juices for the first time - I tried the naked juice but wasn't too impressed, I found using a juicer and creating my own juice concoction was a lot more fun! 

If you have any juice recipes to share I'd love to hear them!

...lost my favourite ear cuff so ordered this super cute crown one from ebay - I love it! 
*insert princess emoji here* :P

...made an epic to-do list for the first week of the semester!

...loved looking through some old photographs of my ancestors - these two are my great great grandfather and his brother who both fought in the first world war. 

...painted my nails with Ciate 'Chincilla'

...loved it when this little one went from a standstill across the other end of the field to galloping over to me and skidding to a halt - and I wonder why she gets stiff legs?!

...couldn't resist buying easter candy any longer - these eggs are delicious!

...had a lovely relaxing bath on Saturday morning, complete with my new bath pillow (I love that quote!), to finish off my book - good grief it was so sad! I reviewed it {here}! 

...took lots of photos of Little Prin - apparently she enjoyed a lot of cuddles in my bed this week but she also got a lovely new bed - isn't it cute?! 

...took a selfie with my goddaughter - yep she took this one herself - isn't she the cutest?!

I hope you all had a fabulous week - let me know what you got up to in the comments or if you fancy writing your own MWIP post then here's the button and pretty please link up using the widget below so that I can go check your post out!

 It'd absolutely make my day! 

What's In My Uni Bag? - Final Semester...

What's In My Uni Bag? - Final Semester...

Hey everyone

Today I officially start my final semester (well I have another semester after this but it's only an exam semester so it doesn't really count!) of my undergraduate degree - how scary is that?!

It really doesn't seem that long ago that I posted about {what was in my uni bag} for my first semester of second year after spending the first year figuring out what I needed to study with!

So in honour of this being the last first day of the semester I thought I'd collate everything thing I have learnt about what to take in your bag to university and share my fail-safe necessities with y'all.

Here we go...

This is everything that I take with me to uni on an everyday basis - it may seem like a lot but I like to be prepared for any occasion, plus when I commute to uni I like to stay and study in the library for a bit during the day, so I don't just go in for my lectures/labs/tutorials :)

I use my large navy Longchamp Le Pliage for all of my uni bits and pieces and have done throughout my degree - I received it as a present from my Grandad the summer before I started uni and it has held up marvellously - yes there are a few scuffs on the corners but that's because I stuff it full (which is another great thing about it - you can fit loads in there!) :P 

I would highly recommend using a Longchamp as your bag for college/university/school - they're awesome!

First off, like {what I carry in my handbag}I like to be prepared for all weathers. 
I have gloves and earmuffs for when it's cold, an umbrella for when it rains and I usually have some sunglasses in my car for when it's bright.

Next up is tissues (because from my experience if you don't have any you will need one :P) and my bag of beauty picks that I like to have with me - this the same bag that I use in my handbag so I just switch it out between the two bags depending on which one I'm using.

If you want to see what's in there than check out my {what's in my bag} post :)

Probably the most important things in my uni bag that I can't leave home without are my earphones (I just keep some cheap ones in my bag at all times and save my nice JW ones to use at home) and my new favourite techy purchase - my back up iPhone charging case - I bought this from ebay for under a tenner and it does the job perfectly for what I need :)

I'm strictly a binder per subject/module girl (and always have been) but I don't like carting two binders to uni with me everyday so I leave them at home and just take the lectures or notes or case for that day with me in this handy dandy thin binder - it does the job, and the monograms make it so much cuter :)

Something that I decided to start carrying to uni this year is this project book - I have to do two final year research projects (the dissertation equivalent for my course) this year so I wanted a project book to keep myself organised and on track with each one. 

Now that one of them is all done and dusted (yay! One down and only one to go!) I decided to re purpose my project book for this semester. I still have everything to do with my remaining project in one of the sections but I've used two of the others for my Case Studies module (I like to write rough notes on the discussions we have of the case and then add them to my proper notes later) and for my Biology of Disease module which is basically another project just without any practical work.
(so I'm essentially doing three dissertations - lucky me!)

Next up is pencil pouches - I keep three in my bag.
A slight overkill, yes but necessary to stay organised, definitely!

In the smallest pouch (side note: can we acknowledge how cute the pheasant pattern is please?!) I keep all of the utensils that I like to use to take notes in lectures - highlighters, pens (always blue - fun fact: you are more likely to remember something if it's written in blue ink!) and mechanical pencils.

In the next pouch I keep flashcards, to write out my lectures on to revise them, and a couple of fold back clips to hold each lectures worth of flashcards together :)

In the last pencil pouch I keep all of my colourful pens, markers and biros that I use to make my revision cards :)

Lastly I'm am going to be carrying around my organiser that I received for Christmas - I'm excited to see how it will (hopefully!) improve my organisation and time management (I'll keep you posted on how it goes!)

And that's how all of that manages to be fitted into my Longchamp - even after all that there's still loads of room! 

I tend to take my laptop with me to uni too, but I carry that in a separate laptop bag that offers more protection than my Longchamp :)

Which is a good thing because writing this post has made me realise that there are some things that I definitely should keep in my bag but apparently don't! 
Like, a water bottle, a snack, my wallet, my phone (in my defence I was using that to take these pictures!) and my keys!

What are your must haves in you school/college/university bag? 
Let me know in the comments :)

aHm xoxo