In this newsletter, you will find some tips about the lightroom app. Well, this week has flown by, hasn’t it? It’s been a lovely week for hot weather which puts me in a much more productive and happier mood – just a shame we’re forecast for thunderstorms again this weekend!
This week England was given the green light to open up hair salons, pubs, theme parks, restaurants, etc on July 4th, and I’m kind of in two minds about it. On the one hand I totally understand and respect that these places need to open up for the economy (and for themselves, if they’re a small business like my hairdresser is) and the longer they stay closed, the worse it will be for the country in the long run… But there are still more people dying daily than when we first went into lockdown on March 23.
I don’t know, I don’t think I’ll be going anywhere that isn’t an outdoor space anytime soon. I think I’m probably just a bit bitter because everything is opening up but we’re still not allowed to give a select few loved ones a hug. I’m just a little bit frustrated with the world right now, BUT ANYWAY.
What I’ve Been up to This Week
To be honest, I have absolutely no idea. I literally have no idea where the days have gone! I’ve been spending a lot of time on Tik Tok (you can follow me on there as @frombeewithlove) and I have no idea how it really works. I feel like a Boomer trying to use technology. But it’s a lot of fun to have a bit of a play around.
I’ve also been anxiously waiting for information on when I can finally move. As some of you may know, I’ve been trying to move since about January, but due to some issues with the first house we found and then COVID-19 happening, things have obviously been a little bit slower. But I feel like we’re getting close to the end and there’s light at the end of the tunnel. But I don’t want to get too excited just yet, even though I already know how I’m decorating my new office.
Here are some articles I wrote this week.
CORONA -HOW WILL INFLUENCE CHANGE?
FLOWER PORTRAIT PHOTOGRAPHY – A GUIDE
25 LGBTQ+ BOOKS YOU NEED TO READ
How was your week?
An Editing Tip from Bee – Lightroom App
This is something I’ve noticed a lot with my photos but never really thought about it before until now. With my photos, I change the colour of them quite a lot, and this can sometimes lead to the photos looking different on my phone than they do on my laptop. This is why I love the lightroom app.
This is why I suggest that you do your final tweaks on your phone.
For example, if you take my balloon bath photo that I did recently, once I transferred it onto my phone and put it in my grid planner, I decided that it wasn’t pink enough so I used the Lightroom app to give it more of a pink tint. It’s a lot easier to do final tweaks on your phone than your laptop as you can see more accurately what it’ll look like once it’s posted on Instagram.
I’m curious how many of you have the lightroom app.
Bee Good: A Brand that is Doing Good Things
I want to give a big shout out to the small sustainable brand Ararose Clothing
. Up until the 24th June, 100% of their profits were donated to the people of Yemen who are currently facing the worst humanitarian crisis. Which is an amazing thing for them to do.
I love this brand because they do so much for the environment. Their packages are 100% plastic-free and with every garment sold, they plant a tree. The brand is great for all of you who love neutrals and timeless silhouettes. They also have a second-hand shop of their old garments!
The Hot List: What I’ve Been Loving This Week
Kitri Studio Jenny Polka Dot Dress:
I don’t know what it is about this dress but I’m absolutely in love with it. I’m not usually a polka dot kind of girl, but I’m having dreams about this dress. Kitri studio also currently have 30% off, so now is your chance to get something!
Kilentae Bolaji Top:
I literally gasped when I saw this top come up on my feed. So unusual and I love the colour combination. The floaty sleeves are to DIE for! This top is also from a black owned sustainable brand, and all of their clothes are made to order. Nobody does tops like this brand do!
Peachy Den Green Velvet Jumpsuit
My jumpsuit obsession is still alive and kicking, and I may be a little bit obsessed with how comfy Peachy Den’s jumpsuits look. All of their clothes are made to last, and designed and made in London.
Grey Milk Orla Dress
Okay, is this not the most adorable dress you have ever seen!? Obsessed with the puff sleeves and the Baby Doll look. It also looks super comfy which is great for days when you’re at home, which at the moment is probably every day!
Studio Eris Athena Earrings
I’m having a bit of a moment for statement earrings, and I adore everything on the Studio Eris website, I could easily dedicate an entire Hot List to their earrings! All of them are made in a small studio in London and are designed to be loved for a lifetime.
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Black and British: A Forgotten History
I must admit that I don’t know much about Black British History (the only thing I remember from History at school was learning about Henry VIII and his wives) so this is an educational book that I plan on reading once I’ve made my way through the ones I already have.
A Little Life
I’ve heard a lot of really good things about this book, even some calling it profound and moving. It’s a bit long to what I’m used to (over 700 pages!) but the story sounds like something I would be gripped by.
No Ashes in the Fire
I included this book in my Pride books to-read list, and I’ve been thinking about it ever since. I’m waiting for it to come back in stock to order it because the memoir sounds like a really interesting read.
Hood Feminism: Notes From the Women White Feminists Forgot
I think we can all agree that our feminism needs to be inclusive in order for it to be feminism, but a lot of feminism can come from white voices. This is a great book to start off making our feminism more inclusive for everyone.
I recently saw that Carolyn from @theslowtraveler recently read this book and loved it. I always end up really enjoying her recommendations so I added this one to my list straight away.
I never really know how to sign off these newsletters without it feeling a bit random… so yeah, this is the end of the newsletter. I hope you’ve all had a brilliant week enjoying the sunshine!
With Love,Bee xo