LIFESTLYE & BLOGGING/ Little tools, big help

Oh heyyyyy there…long time no see! Honestly, I’ve had a bit of a rough start to 2017 for health reasons (I won’t bore you with these here) which has made it tricky to formulate life at times, let alone blog posts, so thank you for taking the time to read after such a long absence! Anyway…

Whether you’re a blogger or simply someone on the go who appreciates things to make your life easier/prettier, I thought I would share a few of the gadgets I’ve been using for the pats few months that have been useful to me. The best part? They’re all super cheap and easy to get hold of!

iPad keyboard
It makes things just that bit quicker to write. It clips and connects super easily and turns your tablet into a laptop without the bulk.

Clip-on HD lens
I get so many comments about this every single time I use it (I was even stopped halfway down an aisle at a wedding!). It basically turns your phone into a DSLR camera with a wide angle/slightly fish eye quality. It’s a great alternative if you’re popping out without your camera. I simply clip this to an inside pocket of my handbag so it’s with me all the time.

Short charging cable
Soooo necessary to avoid getting tangled up in your regular cake when you’re on the move!

iPhone tripod
This one is really lightweight and bendy, so it can stand up straight on a table or be wrapped around something to film from a more specific angle. Great for when you’re taking your own pics or vlogging.

Emergency charger
I think everyone needs one of these bad boys! This one is pretty good and can usually charge my iPhone 6 fully 3 times (or 1 charge of my iPad if it’s fully juiced). It’s not massively heavy and is a similar size to my phone so fits nicely in my handbag

Selfie ring light
I learnt about these lil’ marvels from Chelsea as she uses one at work. For such a small light it’s VERY powerful, it’s become another handbag staple that I reach for when it’s pretty dark. Weirdly I don’t use it for selfies all that much!

What you can’t see in this pic…

Selfie remote
I don’t know why this isn’t in the pic, as it’s really useful with the tripod if you’re taking pics of yourself.

Digi4u selfie light case
This is what I generally use to light shots taken on my front phone camera. The light is a real true ‘white’ I tried another well-known brand and I found the light to be way more dull and yellow toned which isn’t very flattering.

Fuji film finepix s9900w bridge camera
This couldn’t be in the shot, because it was capturing it! My lovely hubby treated me to my first proper camera for Christmas for me keep improving my photo taking. It’s still a work in progress but I love it! It connects to my phone via an app so I can ping the pictures straight over and delete them from the memory which is so convenient.

And that’s my little toolkit complete. If there’s anything you feel would be a good addition then do let me know and send me any links on social media.

Thanks for reading, see you again soon.

J 😘xx


LIFESTYLE / Cheerz

This year has  created a lot of really nice and important memories for me, and it’s always nice to capture those memories in a photo as a reminder. So I was really pleased to be introduced to Cheerz to allow me to print my pics and actually display the memories! 

I downloaded the app to my iPad which I connected with my iPhotos, #Facebook and #Instagram accounts to grab my favourite images (it can also link to Dropbox) to create my Cheerz box   

Some graduation images…   

 Vegas pics…   

An actual cheerz photo!   

Even 1 taken last weekend   I really like how they have that Polaroid appearance to them; my plan is to make a kind of photo string/washing line with wooden pegs so this’ll look cute when they’re on display.

The photos arrived within 4 days of placing my order which is a great turnaround if you’re ordering anything as a present – you can pick up magnet squares and framed collages amongst other things. As Mama Alice is a massive magnet fan, I think this may be a stocking filler for her sorted!

And how nice is this little message I had inside the box??    Really excited to get these beauties on display now!

Thanks for reading, Stay Stylish (and get snapping)

J 😘xx