Saturday, 19 March 2016

Face Makeup Photography.

Hi everyone !

   I know it has been more than just a few months ago but my life has been pretty hectic.. as usual. But I am back and ready to post more.
Today I am going to show you my most recent Photoshoot, featuring my friend and model Bethan. The theme is transformation, and n this case the transformation shown everyday by wearing make up. Of course I have slightly emphasised to create a more dramatic effect. I used my schools studio lighting, a black backdrop and a Canon EOS 70D.

This picture is edited on instagram with the effect Gingham. 

I hope you found this interesting. Bye !

Annie Olivia. X

Sunday, 15 November 2015

Everything about moving back to the UK..

  Hello everyone !

I'm back.. Sorry if it's been such a long time but the reason for that is basically in the title of this post. I have now been in the UK for 2 months and I'm finally on top of things.
This post might not be everyones cup of tea, but I still wanted to share it with you. Today I am going to go through everything that comes with moving back to your home country after 11 years. It might be a tad long but here it goes. 

let's start with leaving, it was the hardest thing I have ever had to do. I said goodbye to my boyfriend, my grandmother, my mum, my step dad, my dog, my uncle and my best friend. these are all people that mean the world to me and who I have never been without. So yes it was hard but like they all said, 'you are doing this for the best of reasons' and that's what helped me get through it. 

For those of you who don't know why I left sunny France, well, I left to help me accomplish my dreams ; school. Mad ! you might think, but school in France was not for me ; very academic, strict, and draining. Especially when studying literature when all I wanted to do was art and photography. So thats what I have gone and done in A levels, as well as French ( of course.. ). It is going really well so thats a positive point to focus on. 

But negatives soon crept up on me. Having a long distance relationship can indeed work ; and it was... as soon as I realised that  2 years of A Levels were not going to be the end of  my education in the UK ; but I could not bring myself to telling him that after he said he would wait for me for a couple of years. So I kept it from him, but me being me, I felt guilty and he felt me pull away. This carried on for about a month at the end of which I felt that although I might not come back, it was not sure, and that we truly loved each other ; so I was ready to get stuck in and make more effort and fight for what we had. But unfortunately he had also been thinking and not positively like I was ; before I could ring him I received a long message saying he had tried to call but he could not get through to me, and then explained that he could not go on with it any more that he loved me too much for me to be away. So he left me. So that was that, and to be honest I am broken and have still not heeled. All I know is that he is the most amazing person and that I wish him all the best.

Thankfully to help me on my 'quest' I have met some amazing people and made so incredible friends. But I have also kept the ones I left behind ; who I miss but I know they are still there. Of course they have not been replaced ; I am just grateful that I have been able to have new additions to the most amazing group of people, who I will cherish forever. 

The hardest part about leaving was probably leaving my dearest mum and dad (step dad) who have raised me, and looked after me for so long and who I'v never been too far from. My step dad was the best thing that ever happened to my mum and I, and I would like to thank him for all that he has done for us. And my mum, is, my mum, who I love and miss more than anything. A good thing came with this ; my step sister who I have been hundreds of miles away from for 5 years is now just a train ride away and I can't wait to be able to spend more time with her !  

To end this post I would like to say.. to anyone who might be considering a change like mine ;  always emphasise the good things to help you get past the bad aspects of the incredible changes you might have made in your life. It will get easier and you will be one step closer to making your dreams come true.. all you need to do is keep your chin up and fight for what you want !

Last but not least I'd like to add a little message to my best friend who I sadly left behind ; @daisydotdotdot (instagram name, give her a follow !) who I miss so much and hope to see very soon. Love ya hun. 

Some snaps to illustrate new things : 

             I hope this was not to much of a bore and I hope to be posting again soon. Bye !

                                                                   Annie Olivia. X 

Tuesday, 1 September 2015

My skincare routine (Day&Night)

    Hi guys, again it has been too long since I last posted on my blog, but life has got in the way yet again ! It will probably be best if I explain it all on an other blog so yeah I'll get back to you on that. 
Anyway today I have decided to talk to you about my full on skincare routine, so that I can hopefully, finally get into the beauty side of my blog. So I'm going to show the more basic day to day, go to routine that I have been using the past few weeks.

In the morning as soon as I wake up I instantly cleanse my face with the simple facial wipes, I normally only need one in the morning and just go all over my face and neck. 

Then I use a cotton pad with just a small amount of the "Sothys normalising beauty milk" and apply it manly around the T zone to get that really nice deep cleanse.

Finally I moisturise with the L'Oreal triple active day cream. This is of course the moisturiser that I chose to fit with my skin type which is dry and extremely sensitive, so you can just use your day to day moisturiser. But if you have skin like mine I highly recommend this cream.

At night I like to change the products I use a little. So I start of again with my facial wipes to remove all my make up. ( see first image)

I then go to my bathroom and fill my sink with warm water  and wash my face with this clean and clear exfoliating wash, rince then dry. I prefer to do this at night but you prefer to add this step in the morning, it is entirely up to you. 

At last I get to use my favourite skincare item, my Sothys Hydravance light hydrating night cream. This cream has been my go to night cream for nearly a year now and I still have not found one that tops it, so I highly highly recommend it for any skin type. ( This is a french product ! so I do not know yet, where and if you can find it the UK or any other countries, but I you can find it on the Sothys Paris website. Just to warn it is a bit on the pricy side but worth every penny). 

Simple wipes : 3.00£
Sothys beauty milk : ~ 15.00£
L'Oreal cream : ~ 9.00£
Clean&Clear : ~4.00£
Hydravance : 45.00£

That's the end for today, hope it was useful and please give leave any comments you wish to leave me. 

Annie Olivia. X 

Tuesday, 23 June 2015

Bff styles.

   Hi guys it's been a while ! Sorry... But life's been busy. Today my post is only simple, it includes 2 looks that myself and my best friend put together ( you can follow her on instagram as @daisydotdotdot ) these looks show our close personalities and we hope you enjoy ! 

Look 1 : 
Top ( H&M) 
High waisted jeans ( H&M) 
Jacket ( cache cache) 
Shoes ( TUK) 
Chocker ( claire's ) 
Scrabble pendent ( F&F) 
Beads, rings ( vintage ) 

Look 2 : 
Hw jeans ( H&M)
Shirt ( Bershka) 
Jacket ( Morgan) 
Shoes ( adidas stan smith) 
Watch + Necklace ( H&M) 
Bag ( Primark) 

  Hope you enjoyed ! 
                   Annie Olivia. X 

Thursday, 2 April 2015

A French Girl's talent...

 Hey everyone ! 
In this post i'm going to show you some of my favourite drawings done by my french friend Victorine. She is an aspiring graphic designer and this is some of the work she has done for her portfolio for university ! Have a good look, and I hope you all like it ! 


 Coucou tout le monde ! 
Dans cet article pour mon blog je vais vous montrer quelques dessins faits par une amie : Victorine. Elle travaille ses talents pour pouvoir devenir graphiste, et les dessins ci-dessous sont quelques-uns de ces travaux qui feront ensuite partie de son dossier pour intégrer un université adapté ! J'espère  que vous allez aimer ! 

(Sorry these aren't a very good quality)

Hope you enjoyed this post, if you have anything to say please leave a comment! 


J'espère que vous aviez aimé, si vous avez quoique ce soit à dire veuillez commenter ! 

                    Annie Olivia. X

Wednesday, 1 April 2015

Cupcake Galore.

 Hello everyone today I wanted to share some photos I took during my photography project (to take a sequence of photos of an action or a meeting, I chose to photograph cupcake baking) don't ask me why, I just came up with it .. If you have any questions or even tips please comment below ! Enjoy ! 

 Bonjour tout le monde aujourd'hui je voulais vous montrer quelques photos que j'ai prise pour mon projet de photographie (c'est à dire de prendre une séquence de photos qui décrivent une action ou une rencontre) j'ai décidé de photographier des cupcakes .. Si vous avez des questions ou même des conseils à me donner n'hésitez pas à mettre un commentaire ! 

                    Annie Olivia.X 



Today i've decided to show some of the latest shots i've taken in and arround the Golf Club. This camera I used is a Nikon professional camera of which i can not give more detail (I will add it soon). Enjoy !


 If you would like any extra information please just post a comment ! 
 Hope you liked it ! 
                   Annie Olivia. X