How I Edit Blog Photos Without Photoshop

how i edit blog photos without photoshopOver the past few months photo editing has become a lot quicker for me, I used to use Photoshop in the past to edit my blog photos however it was very time consuming. I now use iPhoto to edit all my blog photos and find it much quicker and simpler, plus I think the finished result looks just as good. I tend to just use Photoshop now if I want to do something different such as create gifs or layer images.
Screen Shot 2015-10-08 at 20.38.23When I edit outfit photos I like to move the middles levels slider around half way down which brightens up the photo, it will normally look quite faded at this point which is when I increase the contrast between 15-20 until I like the colours in the photo. I’ll add a little more saturation to bring out the colours in the photograph and then increase the exposure the tiniest amount.
how i edit blog photos fashionThis is so easy to do and now that I’ve been doing it for quite a while it’s very quick. The last thing I then do is crop the photo to the desired size and then it’s finished. Here’s what a before and after looks like, it’s much brighter and the colours are more enhanced in the finished image.
Screen Shot 2015-10-08 at 21.07.38Moving onto makeup and beauty photos, I edit these slightly different. I still move the middle level slider bar around half way down with a little exposure, but when I add the contrast and saturation I change this until the colour matches the actual real colour of the product. These take me a little longer as I like to brighten up the photo whilst capture the true colour of the product, especially if I’m showing products such as lipsticks or eyeshadows.
how i edit blog photos makeupSo that is how I edit my blog photos! I hope you enjoyed this post as I personally love reading how others edit their photos so I thought it would be nice to share how I edit mine too. I did love using Photoshop in the past but found it was too time consuming so I only use it now if I want to do something a little more complicated, for general editing I think iPhoto works just as good.

Rebecca x

Ole Henriksen 3 Little Wonders

ole henriksen 3 little wonders Ole Henriksen is a brand I had never tried before but heard raving reviews of, so when the Ole Henriksen 3 little Wonders arrived at my doorstep from Escentual I was very excited! The set includes a truth serum collagen booster, invigorating night treatment and sheer transformation which are designed to fight the signs of ageing. I’m now 24 and I feel that my age is a good time to start using products which fight the signs of ageing as I believe prevention is better than cure.ole henriksen 3 little wonders reviewThe truth serum collagen booster contains vitamin C which restores radiance and boosts collagen production, the sheer transformation is an everyday oil-free moisturiser (great if you have oily skin like me) designed to improve skin tone and texture, and the invigorating night treatment is an overnight resurfacing gel. It focuses on reducing the appearance of dark spots, smoothing fine lines and wrinkles, and improving the texture of the skin.

My skin has been very stressed lately with moving and getting everything sorted, so I’ve been trying this little kit out and have seen a noticeable difference in my skin. It’s much more radiant and healthy looking, whereas before it was a little dull and you could see the signs on stress on my skin. I’ve also noticed that my pores now appear tighter and the texture of my skin is much smoother. It’s £18 for this set which might seem a little pricey to some, however I definitely believe that skincare products are worth investing in as you really do get what you pay for.  Overall I love this little kit and will definitely be trying out more from Ole Henriksen, their fresh start eye creme sounds amazing!

Rebecca x

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Vampire Halloween Makeup Tutorial

halloween-vampire-makeup 1This year I have decided to create a few different halloween makeup looks, the first being a vampire! Now I love the vampire look for halloween, I watched ‘Interview with a Vampire’ when I was little and I’ve loved them ever since (yes I know that sounds a little creepy haha).vampire-halloween-makeup-tutorial 1It’s quite a simple look with the main base being white face paint which I bought from Hobbycraft as it’s suitable for sensitive skin. I created the eyes to be dark and smokey using the Urban Decay Naked Smokey palette, black eyeliner and mascara. I nearly added false lashes but thought it looked better without, I’m going to save them for another halloween makeup look which I’m going to be filming this week. My cheeks are hollowed in using black eyeshadow, and my red lipstick has a little bit of black added to it to make it a little darker.

I’ve filmed a YouTube video on how I created this vampire halloween look so you can watch that above if you’re interested. Let me know if you’ve got any plans for halloween this year and if you’re dressing up!

Rebecca x

Geometric Print Skater Dress

IMG_8466IMG_8468IMG_8473IMG_8502IMG_8482IMG_8503IMG_8513Skater Dress with Geometric Print* | Izabel London
Leather Prince Court Shoes | Schuh
Charm Bracelet | Nothing

Skater dresses have always been one of my go-to fashion pieces! They’re my favourite dresses to wear as I love how they cinch you in at the waist and then slightly flare out, such a flattering look. The geometric print on this dress is beautiful and the belt has a little lock and key which is such a sweet touch. I thought I would give the look a smart yet still casual look but pairing up the dress with these brown heels, perfect for if you’re going out during the day for a lunch and want to dress up a little bit without being over the top. The bracelet is from a little shop called Nothing in the Covered Market in Oxford, they sell lots of unique pieces are jewellery which are beautiful!

Rebecca x