Frequently Asked Questions

About

What age are you?
I’m 27 years old.

Where do you live?
I live in Belfast, Northern Ireland with my partner Alistair and my dachshund Lola in our colourful home filled with comics, "collectable action figures", lots of glittery shoes and too many Star Wars collectables.

What is your dress size and how tall are you?
UK 16/18/20. It really depends on the shop! I’m 5”1 (and a half).

What does body positive mean and why do you identify your blog as a body positive blog? 
As far as I see it being body positive is pretty simply not being critical of yours or anyone else's body. It's avoiding terms like "real women" (absolute nonsense term) and realizing that every body is real and every person has the right to feel comfortable in their own skin and dictate what they will wear and how they feel about their body.

Where do you usually shop?
I buy most accessories and jewellery on ebay and etsy. For clothes I usually buy from Primark, ASOS, New Look and ebay. 


Uni and Work

What did you study and where?
I have a BA degree in Film Studies with a Minor in Sociology and I also hold a Masters degree in Film and Visual Studies. My writing was focused on gender and sexuality in film. My BA dissertation was on representations of women in films with female directors, focusing on Sofia Coppola and Jane Campion. My MA dissertation was on the representation of sexual violence in film, with an extensive focus on the films of Lars von Trier. Although I don't work in these fields I benefitted massively from my university experience and it taught me so much about myself and how well I can do if I put my mind to something! I would do it all again in an instant if I could! 

Where do you work?
I run my own baking company, The Lily Pink Bakery, in Belfast. I am a fully self taught baker. I work from home baking for birthdays, weddings, any occasion really! I have been doing this as my full time job for around four years now and I absolutely love it. You can check out my baking photos on instagram under the hashtag #lilypinkbakery.com and also by following the business Facebook Page.

Blogging.

What camera do you use?
I use a Canon 1000D or my Fuji X100. I don’t claim to have any photographic expertise, I just know my camera and I know what I like.

What do you use to edit your photos?
Photoshop Lightroom. X100 photos require very little editing, usually I just adjust the exposure and add a film. I'm also a big fan of the VSCO presets for Lightroom and on the iphone app.

Do you accept guest blog posts? 
No, paid or not. Unless I am going on holiday and actively recruiting guest bloggers I don't accept them. Please do not email me asking to write guest posts for me.

Do you do any work with brands?
I love to work with brands that I love and that I think my readers will love. I much prefer to do review posts than paid promotion posts. If you think your brand would fit well with my blog please get in touch!