Sunday, 23 February 2020

A Photo a Day 2020 #54

Globe

Another shot from the V&A today, but this time a modern piece. This globe was installed in 2015 as a nod to the themes of the Enlightenment. The light and shadow worked well as a black and white photo.


Skincare Sunday #7 Dewy Skin


Dewy skin is that quenched-looking, plump skin with some sheen in all the right places. To achieve this healthy, youthful appearance diet and lifestyle obviously plays a big part. But what can you do to cheat your way to dewy skin, even when a stressful lifestyle leaves you looking less radiant than you would like?

Friday, 21 February 2020

A Photo a Day 2020 #52

Ripples

Look at this Tufted Duck- what a chap. I liked his yellow eye against his monochrome feathers and then his slicked back hairstyle! This was taken the day after Storm Dennis hit the UK recently. You can see blue sky reflected in the pond of St. James' Park. I would have got a clearer image with a different lens, but this was all I had.



Wednesday, 19 February 2020

A Photo a Day 2020 #50

Artefacts

I recently went to the V&A (Victroian and Albert) in Knightsbridge, London. There is an impressive collection of artefacts, paintings and curiosities from across history. These plates got my attention and I like the fact that the man's legs are reflected in the top of the cabinet-- if you've seen my photos before, you might know that I have a penchant for reflections.



Tuesday, 18 February 2020

A Photo a Day 2020 #49

London Eye 







 
Note to self: take your whole lens kit with you when going to London (regardless of trying to travel light).

This was taken on my standard zoom lens (the one that comes with the Sony A5000 or similar model). The shots I've taken on this trip are ok, but my telephoto lens would hace worked better when trying to capture some of the beautiful wildlife in St. James' Park-- who've thought a trip to the city would mean meeting some pelicans, geese and black swans! 

I liked this cheeky little addition to the rather pedestrian London Eye shot. He makes me smile.

Monday, 17 February 2020

A Photo a Day 2020 #48

Macarons
Taken in Knightsbridge, London- what a lovely patisserie!

Skincare Sunday #6 Smooth Skin


As we age, fine lines and pigmentation are inevitable. Other than turning to injectables and salon strength procedures, how can we obtain the best skin possible? As I move further towards my 40s, I intend to make certain ingredients mainstays in my routine. This post is centred around maintaining as smooth skin as possible, whether you choose to go down the botox route or not.