VSCO: How I Edit My Photos – AtoZ Day 22


For those of you that have been living under a rock, VSCO is an incredible photo editing app used by a large number of bloggers. It’s perfect for editing your photos, for free! I use it to mainly edit photos for my Instagram and my blog and I can definitely say that it’s my favourite app for making my pictures look much better than they originally did.

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Thirteen Things Your Starbucks Barista Wants You To Know – AtoZ Day 20


As some of you may know, up until very recently I worked at Starbucks as a barista. My 2017 goals post explains more in detail but basically I worked there from September 2016 to February 2017 as my full-time job whilst I figured out what exactly I wanted to do with my life. When I started my new job in February, I went down to an eight hour contract where I just worked at Starbucks at the weekend, but after only two months I decided that it was a bit too much to have two jobs, working 48 hours, six days a week.

Anyway, at my time at Starbucks, I learned a few things and I wanted to share a few of them to help you help your local barista out. You know, because it can actually be a stressful job sometimes and some customers are just absolutely not the one…

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Review: My Not So Perfect Life By Sophie Kinsella – AtoZ Day 18

My Not So Perfect Life Sophie Kinsella

Sophie Kinsella has always been my favourite author. Pretty much ever since I could read, I’ve loved her books and I’ve even read some of them multiple times. The Shopaholic series will always hold a special place in my bookshelf as they’re the first series I ever remember reading and absolutely falling in love with (I think I’ve read all the books in the series four times!). She writes in such a way that I just completely immerse myself in the story and they’re always such an enjoyable read.

Her newest book, ‘My Not So Perfect Life’ is no exception. I finished the book within a couple of days and it’s just brilliant; it’s essentially a book of “what ifs?” and I absolutely loved it.

The main character ‘Katie’, or ‘Cat’ as she prefers to be called, reminded me somewhat of the protagonist, (and incidentally my favourite book character EVER) Becky Bloomwood from the Shopaholic series. Her incidents had me genuinely laughing out loud throughout the whole book and I think anyone in or around their twenties will be able to relate to her.

She’s desperate to ‘make it’ in London and puts across this persona to everyone that she really has got it together. By updating her Instagram and *slightly* lying to her friends, she portrays her life as if she’s a glamorous career girl, when in fact she’s still only at the bottom of the career ladder. Her ambition to succeed however, is genuinely inspiring and even though she really does take ‘fake it ’till you make it’ to the next level, Katie (Cat) really is a lovable character.

Have you read any of Sophie Kinsella’s books? Do you love her work as much as I do? Let me know in the comments or on Twitter @imjustagirl_16.

Quotes: Inspirational Words – AtoZ Day 17

My Favourite Quotes

perks of being a wallflower quotes

*All images and quotes have been taken from Pinterest*

Today’s post is slightly different as there is going to be very little writing. Instead, I’ve collated a few of my favourite quotes and sayings that I found on Pinterest and I thought I’d share them with you.

Quotes can be incredibly motivational, whether you need a little pick me up or  you’re just wanting to inspire your creativity.

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Our Life Story Review – AtoZ Day 15

Our Life Story review

If you saw my Grateful post then you’ll know that I’m an incredibly sentimental person. Therefore, Matt thought that it would be a good idea to buy me the ‘Our Life Story’ diary for Christmas. It’s like a HUGE journal that you can fill with soppy couple stuff about your life together. Yes, it is quite nauseating if you’re not into all that romantic crap but I am such a hopeless romantic, so I love it.

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My 19th Birthday- A Weekend In London – AtoZ Day 13

If you follow me on Twitter or Instagram (shameless plug- I’m sorry!) then you’ll know that I spent last weekend in London. Matt surprised me with a trip to the capital for my 19th birthday and when he told me we were going, I couldn’t have been happier! We spent the weekend eating steak, drinking wine and generally being very touristy.

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