Wednesday, 30 August 2017

Choosing The Right Camera For You

Choosing the right camera for you can be difficult, there are plenty of brands and models to choose from but for someone (like myself) who doesn't have expert knowledge in the field of photography/videography it can be hard deciding which camera to purchase. More specifically, today I wanted to share with you 2 CSC (Compact System Camera) models which are currently on the market as they are great cameras, they provide the image quality and interchangeable lenses of a DSLR, but in a smaller package. To learn more about what a CSC camera is you can read more here.Image result for LUMIX G (Compact System Camera) DC-GH5

LUMIX G (Compact System Camera) DC-GH5


One of the best CSC cameras available is the Lumix G DC-GH5 which is the latest in the line of Panasonic's top-of-the-range GH series of mirrorless cameras. 

DC-GH5 key features:
- 20.3 Megapixels - Digital Live MOS Sensor
- 4K/60p - video recording 
- 6K PHOTO - 6K 30fps, 4K 60fps
- 3.2-inch vari-angle tilt touchscreen
- Weight 725g (without a lens) 
- 5-Axis Dual Image Stabiliser 2 
- It is freezeproof down to -10 degrees, splashproof and dustproof
- Built-in Wi-Fi and NFC
- Interchangeable lenses 

Panasonic is marketing the Lumix GH5 at both pro videographers and enthusiast photographers. Therefore if you're looking for a camera to up both your video and photography footage quality, this would be the perfect camera for you. With high quality comes a price tag of £1,699.99 (body only). Lenses are available to purchase separately.

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Great for beginners is the Canon EOS M3, small and easy to use the camera would be a perfect start to both basic photography and videography.

Canon EOS M3 key features:
- 24.2 Megapixels - APS-C size CMOS sensor
Full HD movie - 1080p movies at 24, 25 and 30 fps
Hybrid CMOS AF III - fast and smooth auto focus 
Tilt touchscreen
- WiFi and remote shooting with a smartphone 
- Weight 366g (without lens)
- Interchangeable lenses 

For beginners the Canon EOS M3 is a good starting point for photography and videography. The cost of this camera including a 15-45 mm f/3.5-6.3 Lens is £421.99. 

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Wednesday, 23 August 2017

Pamper Night Must-Haves



One of my favourite things to do in my spare time is to have a pamper night, whether that's after work or on the weekend I love having some 'me' time and switching off from my daily routine. In this post I thought I'd discuss what I like to do to relax and hope that it inspires you to have some chill time and take the time to look after yourself. 

1) Are you a film or book person?

Personally I'd say I'm 50/50 dependant on my mood! Sometimes I reach for a well loved movie such as Wild Child (definitely 1 of my top 5 chick flicks) but at times I love starting a new book. The book I'm currently reading is Small Great Things written Jodi Picoult, a story that challenges prejudice, race, and justice.






2)  Battle of the face masks 

There are so many different face masks available in stores recently. I have been enjoying the Garnier Moisture Bomb and the Loreal Pure Clay ranges. 

Garnier Moisture Bomb  - Revitalising Mask - Perfect for a facial 'pick me up' for a boost of hydration. These masks are purchased individually (1 per pack) therefore I only use these about once or twice a month due to the cost.

Loreal Pure Clay -  Glow Mask - This mask brightens and exfoliates skin, enriched with Red Algae extract which is known for its brightening properties - this mask leaves skin feeling clean and refreshed. With the product containing 50ml it's recommended that it can spread up to 10 uses. 



3) Bath full of bubbles  

Sometimes nothing quite beats a relaxing bubble bath and you can't not have a bath without a bath bomb, right? If you want to read more on my most recent LUSH haul click > HERE!


4) At home manicure 

I'm not someone who gets my nails done professionally, therefore the only time my nails ever look half decent is when I incorporate painting my nails with my pamper routine (otherwise I'm far too lazy to bother!). I picked up these two polishes recently, both by Maybelline New York, the first is a gorgeous shade in 19 Golden Brown and the second is a 3D clear Gel Effect plumping top coat.  



 5) Because you can't not pamper the rest of your body

The Zoella Candy Cream Softening Body Lotion is one of my favourite body lotions. If I'm honest I always forget to moisturise on a daily basis therefore I am always sure to add it into my pamper routine. 



What do you like to do to relax and pamper yourself?

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Sunday, 13 August 2017

The Body Shop: Drops of Youth


It's safe to say that The Body Shop is one of my favourite brands when it comes to skin care; Not only do they have an amazing brand ethos but they sell that many products you'll be sure to find something suitable for your skin type. 

I currently own 2 of the 8 products available in the 'Drops Of Youth' range and I'm loving them. 


£18.00 145ml 

The Youth Liquid Peel exfoliates and gently peels off impurities from your skin, lifting dead skin cells and residuals. After cleansing and drying my face I use two pumps of the Youth Liquid Peel and massage the liquid on my face for around 20 seconds. At this point you literally see clumps begin to form which is the dead skin cells and residuals. I then wipe with a cotton pad and rinse my face with warm water. 

This all results in a clean, smooth and refreshed face! 



£25.00 95ml

This product is one of The Body Shop's top sellers and I'm not surprised. *I've had this a while now hence the old packaging* 

I lather this onto my face at night and wake up with super soft, dewy feeling skin. The consistency of the mask is weird yet wonderful, the description on The Body Shop website reads 'memory-shape gel' but honestly the best way I can describe it is that it's a putty (aka the least flattering way to describe something). A little goes a long way and you skin instantly feels moisturised.



Please let me know if you have any Body Shop favourites! 

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