I'm Laura, I'm 24 and I'm a law graduate from Northumbria University who has moved from my cosy flat in Newcastle back to good old Liverpool. Whilst I enjoyed studying for my degree, my blog is where I've found my true calling, and I'm proud to say I work on it full time now. I've switched from legal studies to learning more about digital and social media marketing which I feel is where my heart is, which not only helps me support my blog and working as a freelancer.

Aged 12 I started to learn basic HTML and how to code my own website on Piczo remember that! Nowadays I'm still learning and one day want to be able to design my whole blog myself. I've been enjoying taking online courses to learn more knowledge about the technical side of blogging, and have so far gained distinction grade diplomas in Digital Marketing and Social Media Marketing. 

I love to travel and the first big adventure was with Andy going to Los Angeles where we took a bunch of photos and even vlogged the trip. I take my photos with an Olympus Pen E-PL7 and every day I'm improving my photography skills.


I write a lot about beauty, fashion and lifestyle with the occasional travel or food post. I'm a natural ash blonde with curly hair that keeps me on the hunt for the perfect anti-frizz product. You'll often see photos of me with straight hair as sometimes it's the only thing to tame the lion's mane.



My Blog

I'm always looking to collab with brands and bloggers! If you want to find out more, you can view my blog statistics and disclaimer or have a nose at my post directory to find previous posts quickly. You can also email me at laurahadleyx@gmail.com if you want a chat.


FAQ

What camera do you use?

I use an Olympus Pen E-PL7 with a 40-150mm lens most of the time and a 14-42mm lens for close up shots. You can read a more in-depth review over on my fiancĂ©'s blog here.


How do you take your photos?

Mostly you'll see me take photos on my makeup desk next to my makeup storage, often with my cacti and mini orchid. For flat-lay photos, I have the top of a small Ikea table with marble lino over the top. For lighting, I mostly use natural light and adjust my camera settings to allow more natural light into the photos. Artificially I have two big softbox lights that only come out when I really need them.

When did you start your blog?

I wrote my first post in early February 2014 so I've been blogging for over four and a half years now. To be honest I wish I had done it years earlier but I didn't have the confidence to!

What do you blog about?

Mostly beauty and lifestyle, but I occasionally write about fashion, travel and food etc. You can see all the categories on the drop-down menu above my blog header. I've just started blogging about weddings as I'm now engaged!

How often do you write posts?

Whenever possible. Sometimes you'll see multiple posts a day, sometimes a few a week. I'm realistic, and some posts take a lot more effort and work put in than others. You'll see me doing blog work on social media too so catch me there for more updates.



Privacy Policy

Personal Data Collected
Your IP address and non-identifiable data such as what method you're visiting my blog from such as tablet, phone, laptop, browser information and country visited from is collected in order for me to look at my readership and generate analytics. It helps me see which blog posts do the best, what tends to get clicked on more and how I should continue to make this blog the best that I can. I don't ask for personal or payment information here. I also use the third party plugin Google Analytics to collect data, but you can opt out of this using the browser add-on. I do not share, trade or sell any data I collect to parties outside your PII (see below) unless required doing so by law. Any giveaways that make take place make sure that you agree with your data to be passed on to the brand only.

External Links and Content
Sometimes I include links to other websites which may collect data, third-party tracking or use cookies. Third-party sites have their own privacy policies so I hold no liability or responsibility for activities for those linked websites. Some of these links may be affiliate links which you can see more on here.

Cookies
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Data Removal
I have removed the comments section from my blog, therefore, no data is stored here based on a user profile or otherwise.


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Last updated: May 23rd 2018.



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