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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15 Things I’ve Never Done

As bloggers and people in general we tend to talk about our achievements and things we have done. Correct me if I’m wrong, but it seems much more acceptable to discuss what we have tried rather than what we haven’t. In this post I will be sharing things I haven’t experienced as well as a couple of things I don’t see as negatives for having not done them.

1. Learn to ride a bike without training wheels – I know how to ride a bike with training wheels I just never graduated and got a big girl bike. I was a very small child and my mum worried I wouldn’t be strong enough to hold up and support the bike.

2. Tried avocado – I posted this fact on an Instagram story recently. Lately, it seems people around my age are obsessed with avocado and I’ve just never been interested to try it. Some people like the texture and others don’t so I’m on the fence.

3. Gone paintballing – I bruise like a peach and I don’t want my glasses to get damaged.

4. Worn eyeliner – I have tried believe me, but I cannot apply it to save my life.

5. Been late for work – Being late makes me anxious so I’d rather arrive with plenty of time to spare. It also shows you have a good work ethic.

6. Dyed my hair – I am extremely proud to be part of 2% of the world’s population that has red hair. My shade doesn’t come out of a bottle and so many kind people comment about how lovely the colour is.

7. Watched Game of Thrones – Shows like this aren’t my cup of tea.

8. Fallen over in heels – I don’t wear heels (though when I have I haven’t fallen).

9. Been financially compensated or sent free products for a blog post – This is something I don’t mind at all. I don’t discriminate against those who blog as a job and have received freebies but it’s not for me. I’m not saying I will never go down that route but in the 4 years I’ve been blogging it’s never occurred. I even wrote a whole post about why it’s okay not to get freebies *HERE*.

10. Received a bunch of flowers – Technically I have been given flowers but I’ve never had them purchased for me for a special occasion or as a present.

11. Had a hungover/been drunk – I don’t drink alcohol.

12. Had a holiday – I have visited other parts of NZ but I’ve never been out of the country or even had a short break away in NZ. For lots of families and children growing up they go on annual holidays or trips together but mine never did. I do want to explore and travel as it would be an entirely new experience.

13. Broken a bone – *Touches wood*

14. Liked seafood – I will eat battered fish from a fish and chip shop but that’s it! Prawns, oysters and all the shellfish make me flinch.

15. Donated blood – I have a slight phobia of needles. I am better than I used to be though. Maybe one day I will be brave enough.

What’s something you’ve never done?


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