My 10 essential iPhone apps for blogging

I love a bit of tech and fun apps so I wanted to share some of my can’t live without apps for blogging and Instagramming with you babes. Some are old favourites and are really obvious and some are new faves that I’ve only just discovered.

1. VSCO 

VSCO is my go-to Instagram editing app. I find it the best for taking the warmth out of photos by using the temperature option and also I think their exposure setting is really nice too. I used to use C & G filters on my Instagram – I mix and match these because I cba with an actual theme because they seem to always look rubbish anyway even if I try. And, when I do try, I get stressed! So, I do use VSCO for Instagram cropping and editing and the occasional filter but I’ve got a new filters app to go on about in a little bit…

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Mixing textures: Faux fur, leather look & borg

This winter has seemed to go on for ever, right? I feel like hardly a day’s gone past when I’ve not worn my aviator jacket because it’s just possibly the warmest thing that I’ve bought this season.

I wanted to change things up and *try* to wear a different coat for once so this Primark borg teddy coat came into play! It’s so cute, surprisingly warm and I think it was only £20. I don’t think it’s available in stores anymore because like the psychos that the fashion industry are, the spring stuff is already out! There’s a similar piece here from New Look on ASOS which is also amazing so if you’re still in the market for a teddy coat there’s definitely some out there on the high street.

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Upgrading my jewellery game with Lola Rose

Jewellery is one of those areas that I think us girls fall into a few different camps with. Either, they LOVE jewellery and it’s all they want for Christmas, Valentine’s Day and birthdays or, like me, gals that have a few cool and random pieces that are basically ‘costume’ jewellery (I hate that saying though!) and don’t have too much meaning. I’ve just never really been attached to jewellery and I don’t really like receiving it as a gift because I’m quite particular in what I like.

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How to stop overspending

You guys know I love to shop, but I also love to save and make sure I’m looking after the pennies. I wrote a post all about 4 ways to be better with money which was all about knowing what you have and saving where you can. This post is all about spending that cash that is actually mine to spend. Recently, I’ve joined Starling Bank and I’ve been using this card and account for my ‘fun money’, the disposable income that I know I can spend on whatever I want.

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How I’m styling the tea dress trend

Two things that I’ve been loving recently: the whole 10 series of Friends now being on Netflix and wearing tea dresses layered over roll necks. But seriously, who else has totally binged watched Friends this month? Life changing.

This cute dress trend caught my eye a few months ago when it sprung up but I honestly couldn’t find any that weren’t too short or too low-cut for my preference in the summer and autumn months when they were most prominent. I just don’t have the confidence to be all out when I’m not on holiday or in beach wear! I always find that I think I can’t wear a specific trend or style until I find my way of styling it up or the right piece.

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4 ways to boost your self care routine this January

Self-care is getting so much air time these days and it’s so great that it is. We’re all starting to realise how great it is to treat yourself, be Hygge at home, chill out, relax, stop beating ourselves up about eating chocolate biscuits and just generally be nice to ourselves. It’s all about relaxing, your wellbeing, your health, sleep quality, the list goes on. But, at the end of the day it’s all things that we should care SO much about but in this crazy modern age (lol how old am I?), we can forget about because we’re just “too busy”. Here are four of the ways that I’m trying to use to look after myself a little bit more. After all, we only gots one body and one mind, guys, might as well treat them right!

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My three winter style essentials

I’ve found over this winter season that I’ve developed a few favourite pieces and wanted to share them with you guys! There’s three styles that I’m loving, mini skirts that are A-Line (not tight, not flippy – A-Line!), the teeny tiny mini bag and chunky boots. Check out some of my favourites below.

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5 skincare babes to make you look awake even if you don’t feel it

January. It’s here and it’s as hard as we all remember. Dark mornings, rainy days and absolutely minimal vitamin D. Ugh. The struggle is well and truly real with looking fresh and perky during the gross winter months. Sometimes you just need a little help and these 5 skincare treats have been helping me feel and look just a little bit more awake! Let me know if you tried any of these products and what you think about them in the comments.

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Why I’m back to feeling myself again

The end of 2017 really took it out of me, I’m not going to lie but now I’m feeling a lot better, a lot sassier and definitely back to feeling myself again and it’s a great feeling. It’s crappy when you don’t feel 100% isn’t it? Let’s get into a *little* personal post but obviously with a dash of style because I am all about this outfit. Red doesn’t have to just be festive!

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3 books I’ll be reading in January

Hello, January! We’re into a new year and it’s time to do all those things that we’ve wanted to do for ages and for me. one of them is reading. I was bought some lovely books for Christmas and I can’t wait to get stuck in to them and do a little bedtime reading instead of scrolling. Here are the three books that I’ll be indulging in over January, they’re all different subjects but they’re all going to be super useful.

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