Tuesday, 31 May 2011

iPhone Pics - May 2011

I have been meaning to start this type of post within my Life in Pictures series for a while, after last month's iPhone post, Liquid. I don't carry my dslr around with me all of the time unless I know I am specifically going to shoot something, it is far too heavy and cumbersome. But as we all know, the best shots happen when you least expect them and they are most definitely not planned. So this is where my trusty iPhone comes in with the fantastic app that is Instagram, even though I am still getting into the habit of thinking of my phone as a camera. So for those who do not already follow me on Instagram (pink_bow) - I've put an Instagram button in my side panel on the right for easy access - or Twitter, every month I am going to do a round up of the previous month's Life in Pictures...

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1. Trying to read more - Sylvia Plath's The Bell Jar, I would most heartily recommend this book.
2. I wasn't sure if I would take to yellow nails, so instead of splashing out on Chanel's Mimosa, I bought Top Shop's Bees Knees instead.
3. We had a beach/Hawaii themed day at work, this was as Hawaiian as I got!!
4. I hardly ever buy magazines anymore but this cover with Alexa Chung persuaded me otherwise.
5. My dress wardrobe was a nightmare, I dreaded opening it's doors to the 150+ dresses crammed inside. In fact, the doors could hardly close. So I had a tidy out, got rid of some dresses and colour-coded the rest. I did feel a little sad for doing so, but it really has made getting dressed on a morning so much easier.
6. The painted walls in Covent Garden's Ladurée were so pretty.
7. Had a day trip to London and went into Beyond Retro, didn't buy anything other than a tote bag though :-(
8. Went for lunch at Ladurée in Covent Garden, this was the second part of the meal.
9. The cake of all cakes in Ladurée, the Saint-Honorés.
10. I bought some tea and macarons from Ladurée for home and these were the last of them, enjoyed on a Saturday morning whilst browsing the web.
11. I think regular readers will know by now that I have a bit of a thing for lip balm and always have several on the go at the same time. So I couldn't resist trying this when I spotted it in Anthropologie in London. A favourite already, just the right consistency and tingle.
12. Another Anthropologie buy, I'm a sucker for pretty packaging and this will making cleaning my teeth that much nicer!

33 comments:

Jasmin said...

I love your yellow nails and the idea of macaroons, china teacups and internet surfing is so perfect x

Little Lj said...

Smith's Rosebud Salve is my lipbalm of choice. Discovered it 4 years ago in NY where it is pretty much half the price as here. I stocked up when I went back and found that it now comes in a handy tube applicator with packaging that is just as pretty! Bonus!

Claire said...

I LOVE this app and use it nearly everyday! Really pretty pics hun :) xx

Becky said...

Love this idea, I might do something similar when I upgrade my iphone. Love all the Laduree photos and I really like the sound of the lipsalve.

Midnight Cowgirl said...

The pictures are so pretty - makes me want an iPhone even more ;)

stricksonne said...

i love your pics!!!!! greetings, angie

Laura said...

I love that minted rose lip balm. Mine is sitting on my desk next to me right now! Been following you on twitter in addition to reading. Just love the pix, as usual. You truly inspire!

THE ROBYN DIARIES said...

Absolutely gorgeous snaps! x

Mrsjarette said...

Dont you just love your Iphone.. im addicted to mines...

www.mrsjarette.com

wardrobeblock said...

Love the yellow nails, it's a lovely shade. Laduree is my fave, I went to one in Paris a few months ago and want to check out the new Covent Garden store soon. Lovely photos.

Hannah said...

Since getting my iPhone last week you probably realised how obsessed I am with instagram now, I LOOOOOOVE it!!! These pictures are lovely, the nails, the food, the lip balm, love love love =)


Bow Dream Nation xx

beingdena said...

love these photos. Your photos are amazing even when you use iphone. Now I have no excuse.
I love the toothpaste....need to get some.


Dena

katrina said...

i've been using my trusted iphone as my camera, too and the funny thing is, i rarely use the phone, if at all! :)

i love this new series and agree with you fully -- some of the best shots are not planned!

yellow polish looks lovely on you. :)

sbot said...

So pretty. Everything on your blog is just lovely.

www.baublesandbangles.blogspot.com

www.rosivintage.etsy.com

-Stephanie

arnique said...

I know what I'm getting next time in London: Anthropologie lipbalm and toothpaste. :))

Arianne from A + B in the Sea

arnique said...

I know what I'm getting next time in London: Anthropologie lipbalm and toothpaste. :))

Arianne from A + B in the Sea

Fernanda said...

I've seen that lip balm at America's Apparel and was about to get it but at the end I couldn't afford it, I must go and get it :D

I'm loving all your pictures. You are helping me to make a decision and get my very own iphone!

Hayley said...

Fantastic pictures and such an inspiring blog. following x

http://hayleyhour.blogspot.com/

Please may I? said...

Great pictures as usual. I can understand your sadness at getting rid of some of your dresses,I always feel the same.

The cakes look so yummy.

X x

Anonymous said...

I love the Instagram pics but right now they're everywhere.

Hey... where did your old dresses go?? Don't you sell on eBay? ;-)

Love your blog!
Lily

My Styleadvisor said...

Great minds think alike ;) Did a post on that, too! I'm obsessed with these apps!!!

papillonroses said...

I love the Bell Jar, I read it at A level, and studied it but still loved it! I'm similiarly going to empty my wardrobe, getting fed up of not being able to find things I want amongst those I don't! Zoe xx

Sher said...

you are truly living the life, i always enjoy seeing the details that goes on in your life:)

and these has inspired me even more to get an iphone!

xx

Etoile Filante said...

I love love love these pictures. Also The Bell Jar. La Plath rocks my ...
xXx

Maria said...

The macarons and lipbalm look amazing... such beautiful pictures as usual! :)

Maria xxx

bee. said...

All these photos are so so gorgeous! I adore Sylvia Plath.

dani_loves said...

eeeeeeeeeeeee glad to see you made it to Laduree :)

Love the pics xxx

Ena said...

The Ladurée cake looks fantastic! I've just started following you on Instagram :)

*Ena*

PinkBow said...

little lj - oh i love the sound of the tube! i prefer carmex in the tube.

fernanda - def worth trying!

anon/lily - yes, instagram is definitely the latest trend. the dresses are in storage for now. i somehow never seem to get around to ebay-ing...too lazy!

papillonroses - i promise, you will feel a lot better for it!

daniloves - thank you again for the tip!

ena - i think i've requested a follow back...i don't recognise the name and you're private? hope it's you!!


pleased to see everyone is addicted to their iphone as i am!

Cloud of Secrets said...

What pretty, dreamy little capturings from your life! My cell phone is quite rudimentary, but I'm so tempted to get a phone with a good photo app for such great results without hours of tweaking...and so I can capture things even if I've left the DSLR behind!

Chuck said...

So many lovely things. Rosebud Salve is the lipbalm I always go back time and time again to out of my many.

vint junky said...

What a great idea! I use the hipstamatic app i'd no idea there were others
x

StyleFrost said...

Love pics with desserts and pretty things! x