Over the holidays, I finally invested in a new Nikon SLR camera. I absolutely love it, but am still figuring out the ins and outs of how to use it properly. When I have the time, I love playing with the settings, trying out different lenses and of course, learning about lighting. Lighting is tricky, my friends, and crucial. With that said, I decided to experiment and take a few detail shots inside my apartment. Practice makes perfect, and I think I am getting better, but I definitely want to take a class so that I get the most and best use out of my new camera. If you guys know of any work shops you love, please let me know!
Favorite candles all used up? Instead of throwing them out, set them in the freezer for a bit to chill, then pop out the remaining wax. Et voila! An easy and cute way to hold your beauty products, pens or maybe even display your silverware if the glass is big enough? Those with tiny kitchens should understand. :)
Some of my very favorite scents. I have admitted to owning upwards to twenty different perfumes, but here are some that I wear on a daily basis: ‘Eau Rose’ by Diptyque, Amber Musk by AERIN, Santal 33 by Le Labo and Folle de Joie by Joie. (I also love, love, love to wear Philosykos by Diptyque.) In the back, is my go-to Beauty Elixir by Caudalie to freshen up my face and right in front is a little bottle of Windsor by DR Harris that was a gift from a guy friend of mine. Sometimes it’s fun to wear a more masculine scent don’t you think?
My daily spread. Yes, I work from my couch using my coffee table or lap as my “desk”. Oops. I need to change that and get a real desk, I know. Usually I start the day with tea or coffee in one of my favorite gold mugs from Starbucks and I light one or two candles, making my apartment feel extra homey. A few favorites are Baies by Diptyque and Santal 26 by Le Labo, both of which I just ran out of last night! Need to replace them both immediately.
With Pinterest being so prominent and easy to use, I feel like I forget to catch up on my favorite magazines, so I am trying to be better about finding time to just sit and flip through actual pages instead of webpages. It’s fun to pull tear sheets of favorite looks and inspiration, you know? Which reminds me, I really need to create an inspiration board.
Apparently I need to add a couple more things to my to-do list… xo