Blogger Cliches

As bloggers there are certain items and styles that we seem to catch on to. In a way it shows a connection between us bloggers, we find the same things aesthetically pleasing and feel in touch with one another. In 5 years time it will be interesting to see how the trends we associate with bloggers have changed. I am in no way poking fun at fellow bloggers, I merely wanted to share this post and play a game to see how cliche/typical a blogger you are!

#1. Copper/rose gold everything!

Over the past couple of years rose gold has become the trend. Personally I like rose gold but I don’t buy everything in rose gold and prefer to have accents of it scattered throughout my bedroom. For example, I’ve got a rose gold lamp, and a couple of rose gold baskets, one on my desk and the other on top of my drawers. I also own the rose gold makeup brush and watch featured in the main image.

#2. Fairy lights

Fairy lights aren’t strictly just a blogger thing but they are often used in blogger’s photographs as a prop. They also double as lighting and bounce light around in photographs. I have a couple of sets which I display in vases, this helps to keep the lights in one place and they look neat and tidy.

#3. Candles

Like fairy lights, candles act as a source of light. Many YouTubers have a candle lit in the background of their videos. A lot bloggers I see use candles as a photo prop and most of the time they aren’t lit. 90% of the candles I see are from Jo Malone or Diptyque. I have a few candles but I don’t tend to use them as photo props. Two out of my three I haven’t even lit yet!

#4. Flowers

Do I hear you say fake peonies? I love nothing better than a natural flower and tend to photograph them when I have the chance.

#5. Marble

Similar to the rose gold trend, marble seems to be everywhere. I much prefer rose gold to marble and don’t own anything with a marble pattern. If you don’t have a marble bench top for your photos a lot of bloggers make their own marble backdrop with a wallpaper sample and a wooden board.

#6. Lightboxes

I find these kind of cool but not not the most practical. I don’t own a lightbox but I know you only get a certain amount of letters when you purchase one so you’ve got to buy extra letters to be able to create messages. I wonder how much power these use and where people store them when they’re not in use or they’re not turned on and the message is not lit up?

#7. Trinket trays

These are really useful props because first and foremost they are used to store jewellery or trinkets in and can easily be emptied to be used in blog photography. I have a set of three ceramic trays from kikki.K and the smallest one appears in the main image of this post.

#8. Polaroid pictures

In November 2016 I purchased a pink Instax camera because the idea of instant polaroid photos seemed like a fun concept. I quickly got tired of wondering whether my picture would develop with the right exposure and I ended up throwing a bunch of pictures away because they didn’t turn out well. I actually sold my camera and the film I didn’t use and I don’t regret it. I’ve still got some nice shots from the pictures that did turn out well.

#9. Eyelash curlers

I see a lot of rose gold eyelash curlers in photos. I have a set of unused, black eyelash curlers which I did consider including in the image of this post but they didn’t sit nicely. One day I’ll learn how to get long, fluttery lashes.

#10. Thick black glasses frames

I wear glasses and it used to be considered ‘ugly’ if you wore glasses. Now it seems every second person seems to have a pair of thick black frames that they wear because glasses are cool (geek chic, right?!). I’m sure some of those pairs of glasses don’t even have lenses in them.


How many of these are you guilty of? Me, I’m guilty of about 50% of these!

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1000 Followers Mac Giveaway!

I’ve nearly reached 1000 followers!What?!

Even when I first started this blog I never imagined anyone would even read it, let alone would I be at 850+ followers! Not only that but my Instagram is also starting to reach the better side of 500, so I said to myself after I got to 500 followers that if I ever even got near to 1000 followers, then I would do another giveaway just to show my appreciation and say thank you! I have thought long and hard about what I can give away, I have been saving up my little pennies and trying to think of something that hopefully won’t be out of stock when I come to purchasing them!Here’s hoping haha!

So, what is up for grabs?

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How To: Write Blog Posts | Guest Post

BONUS POST! I got the opportunity to guest blog for the lovely Bronagh. Make sure you check it out! 🙂

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Hello lovely readers of Bronagh’s blog! I’m Chanelle and I blog over at https://chanellehayleyyy.wordpress.com. I mainly blog about beauty/fashion and lifestyle but really, anything goes! When Bronagh got in contact asking if I’d like to guest blog I jumped at the opportunity.

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Giveaway! 10,000 Views!

Hey Guys,

It’s giveaway time again as I have just hit 10,000 views on this blog! I want to just take the time to thank you for reading and supporting, it really means the world! So I’ve been wracking my brains as to what to giveaway as the prize, and I’ve settled on a ZOEVA Palette of your choice!* I love my cocoa blend palette and thought one of you guys would like to too!

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A Holiday Giveaway: Too Faced Melted Kisses and Sweet Cheeks

Hey there, lovelies!

We are all beginning to recover from our Thanksgiving food comas and the season of Christmas is officially upon us!  To kick off the gift-giving, I am having a giveaway!  I am so thankful for this blog and the amazing people I’ve met through it, so I can’t wait to give back to a few of you!

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There will be three winners who will each win one set of Too Faced Melted Kisses and Sweet Cheeks, which contain a Deluxe Melted Lipstick and a Deluxe Love Flush Blush:

  • The purple set: Melted Lipstick in Fig and Love Flush Blush in Your Love is King.
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