Ways to spend your time during self isolation

Hey guys, in today’s post I am going to be talking to you guys about different ways in which you could spend your time right now when we need to be social distancing to help with the current pandemic. Some of these I will be doing myself because I think it is important to not only relax but use this time well so that you don’t get bored and it may help in terms of feeling productive as well.

  1. Blog- of course I couldn’t write a post on this website and not mention blogging. I think blogging is a great way in which you could spend some of your free time, there are so many different topics which you are on depending on your interests. And if you have quite a few different interests you could always have your blog be a place where you can talk about and express your interest in those sections.

2. YouTube

This is kind of similar to the blogging one but of course it is different because blogging is writing posts perhaps including some video footage and photographs however as many of you may know YouTube is a site where you can create and upload lots of different videos which could be a good way to spend your time and build up an audience of viewers on their.

3. Projects

From the title of this idea you might think I am talking about school/college or University projects however I am not. Although, of course it is important that during this time you still try your best to keep up with your work I am more talking about personal projects. I was talking to my friend about this the other day and we both talked about how we are planning to complete some personal projects, for example you could paint/embroider some of your clothes. You could scrapbook, bullet journal more often, redecorate your room the list would go on for ages of different ideas for you to do.


4. Video calling friends/family you don’t live with

Although, spending more times on hobbies and projects is a good way to spend your time I am sure that being at home almost all the time may make you feel lonely which is valid and a good way to counteract this feeling so that it doesn’t become to overwhelming could be to video call people. Depending on how you feel, you could video call people a few times a weekly or even everyday which is something I have been doing. Although, you can also message people I feel like video calling is more personal than messaging and will allow you to feel more connected despite being at home.


5. Reading

Order some books for yourself to read/ read online or read books from your house that you might not have before. I personally love reading however I’ve realized that because I am busy often reading doesn’t take priority and i find that I don’t have much time to, however i find that reading is a lovely relaxing task to do and I like getting lost in books.


6. Netflix

Who doesn’t love binge watching a good show?, i know I do. You will have more time to do this and watch more new shows which you haven’t seen before which is great, also I saw how there might be this new feature on their were you can watch it in a group and discuss what you guys are watching so that could also be good in making you feel less lonely.

7.Self care

Have a pamper evening, why not?, its good for you and you can plan and prepare it for yourself to take your mind of the stress this situation has caused for people and know that you isolating yourself right now is the right thing to do to help the situation.

8. Learn a new instrument

Of course, I am aware that lessons most likely won’t be available face to face right now but you could do online lessons for an instrument and there are plenty of tutorials on YouTube to help teach yourself how to play an instrument.

Is there an instrument which you have wanted to learn how to play for a while?, why not take this time to start teaching yourself that?. It’ll be a good feeling when this improved to know that you have learnt something new during your time alone.

9. Try out a new hair look if you want

I’m considering maybe doing this, it doesn’t have to be a really dramatic change if you don’t want it to be it’s up to you it’s your hair after all. This could be something interesting a fun for you to do during this time, especially if your hair has rules against say unnaturally colored dyed hair, why not do it now?, think about if you have ever had a time where you maybe wanted to try having your hair blue, pink, purple etcetera.

If you don’t want to dye your hair an unnatural you could dye your hair a different natural color or even if you would rather not dye your hair you could get a new hair cut or try out an undercut. There is a great variety of different ideas you could choose from to try out.

10. Workout

Even though I am pretty sure that the gyms in the UK have been closed in the mean time right now in the UK, you could always try doing some home workouts during this time or even make your own workout plan to start you way into your fitness journey.

11. Meditation

Meditation is great for your mental health especially in terms of feeling present and I think that it is going to be important for everyone to make sure that they are still looking after their mental health during this time.

There are also online counselling sites such as Kooth which are good to talk to about how you are feeling.

12. Spending time with your family (who you live with in your home)

During this time of course you aren’t meant to be visiting family and friends who you don’t live with for safety reasons, but that doesn’t mean you can’t spend time with your family who you live with.

Why not organize an evening together where you can watch a movie together in your lounge or have a board games evening. During usual busy day to day life sometimes it means that we have less time to spend with the people we live with especially if you are a lot so this could be a good time to do that.

13. Baking

If you have wanted to try baking something new why not do it, you could improve on a new skill. Or you could just have a relaxed time where you make and decorate some cupcakes for fun.

Remember to not panic by in order to do this though, with everything going on at the moment, try to make something with the ingredients you already have in your home in the recipe if possible.

14. Redecorate

Right now, you might not have everything you might want to fully redecorate your room but you can start to do it if not. Even if this involves just moving a few things around in your room to see how it looks a bit differently.

You could even try to do some DIY activities for when you are redecorating your room which would add quite a personal touch to your room.

15. Closet clear out

Closet clearing seems like one of those jobs on a to do list which most people would say “I will do that later” but now you have some extra time to be able to do it, so why  not go through your closet and see what clothes you want to keep and which you don’t think you will wear much again or don’t fit you again and sell it or give it to a charity shop once the situation has improved.

Hope you guys enjoyed this blog post

Kayleigh 🙂

Portraiture photography tips

Hi guys,

In today’s post I am going to be telling you guys some portraiture photography tips. Portraiture is one of my favourite types of photography, I love capturing special moments for memories and doing staged photoshoots achieving creative outcomes.
Experiment with different apertures, shutter speeds etcetera

Photography is so much about experimentation. Experimenting with your photography style especially with portraiture photography will help you when you are trying to think about what you like best and techniques you want to continue using in the future.

when you are trying to capture movement within photography using a lower shutter speed helps you to achieve a more blurred effect. Trying out different apertures means that you can see the difference in lighting and decide which effects you prefer and if you don’t like the lighting in one of the photos you took when trying it out you can try to change the lighting through editing afterwards.
Plan out your photoshoots


One thing which has helped me massively when carrying out a photoshoot with someone is the planning before hand. This is especially important if you want to try to take more artistic photos to portray a message through.

Key things to think about when planning out a photoshoot are

  • The location
  • Any props/ makeup you might want to use in the shoot
  • Whether or not you want you want the model to dress a certain way for the shoot
  • Different poses the model can do so that if they need guidance you can help

Planning out a shoot is a really good idea because it means that not only will the photoshoot go more smoothly because you have a more clear idea of what you want to achieve through the photoshoot but it will also mean that you are less likely to miss out specific shots which you want to capture and may have forgotten to if you hadn’t planned before hand.
Research other photographers for inspiration for your shoots

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Another tip to do with portraiture photography is to do with inspiration for your photoshoots.

You may be very creative but a lot of us at some point have experienced photographers block when we either can’t come up with an idea for a shoot but we want to photograph. Or we have an idea but we are not 100 percent sure how we want to do it exactly.

Researching photographers helps with this because you can get more inspiration from different concepts other photographers have carried out and changing it in your own unique way. Researching photographers also helps you to think about new techniques which you may want to try when doing some more of your photoshoots in the future.

Practice photographing people as often as you can

If you can try to practice taking photos of people as often as you can (with their permission of course). The more often you practice your photography the more you will improve and when you do photoshoots you often learn new things you didn’t before .

Evaluate your photoshoots


After you have done your photoshoot with someone it is a good to evaluate it. Think about what you did well and which out of the photos you took where your favourite and why they were. With the photos you took which you didn’t like as much also think about why you didn’t like them as much. Where they too blurry in your opinion, did you not like the angle which you took the photo at etcetera, and think about what you could change next time.

Doing this helps you to improve gradually and it also helps you to track your improvement more because you see the difference in the photo quality as you go along.

Think about what you can add to a photo afterwards


After you have taken a photo there are lots of things which you do to make it more creative. You can use Photoshop to create different effects on your photographs and if you want to do a job in photography in the future then practicing photo editing is important so that you can improve and learn more new techniques.

There are also lots of other photo manipulation techniques which you can use for example. burning, scratching etcetera. One manipulation technique which I think is really good is scratching the background in a photo to manipulate the background.

Kayleigh 🙂

College outfit ideas

Hey guys welcome to this blog post, in this post I am going to be showing you guys some outfit ideas to wear to college.

Outfit number 1

For my first outfit the t shirt which I am wearing is one which I bought from New Look a few years ago and the trousers are from a show which I was in. I bought my vans from office.



Outfit number 2 
For my second outfit I am wearing a dress which I got from Primark with a yellow t shirt which I got from New Look recently. And for shoes I am wearing the same Vans from the last outfit .


Outfit number 3
For outfit number three I am wearing a red t shirt which I got years ago so I am not 100 percent sure where I bought it from but you could probably buy a red t shirt from most shops. I am then wearing leggings which I bought from New Look and some Sketchers shoes.


I hope you guys really enjoyed this blog post and got some inspiration for outfits which you can wear to college or if you don’t go to college just outfits that you could wear out or in school etcetera.

Kayleigh 🙂

Advice posts

Hey guys welcome to this blog post, from reading the title some of you might have been a bit confused.

This is going to be a very short post I am just writing to tell your guys that I am going to be starting a new thing on my blog where you guys email questions which you want me to answer in blog posts, any questions you email me will be anonymous.

Although I am not the most amazing person at advice in the world I do think that I am good at it so I thought it would be cool unique thing to include on my blog.

Also it will be helping you guys out and you guys are honestly so supportive too me, reading my blog posts, commenting and liking them. It means a lot to me because I love blogging so much so I thought this would be a small way to give back to you guys.

Also I just that it was a really interesting idea, I am pretty sure I read it from a book.

my email: cooperkayleigh99@gmail.com

Thank you so much for the on going support on my blog

Kayleigh 🙂 🙂 🙂

Rimmel lasting perfection concealer review

Hey guys welcome to this blog post, in this post I am going to be reviewing the lasting perfection concealer from Rimmel. I have been using this concealer consistently over the past few weeks so that I am able to give you guys the best review possible, telling you guys my thoughts and feelings about this product.

I think that this concealer is the best concealer I have ever tried to help with brightening under your eyes.

I think this is good to help brighten up your face up as well as this because this concealer is so brightening I thought that it would make my spots/ blemishes stand out more however it really didn’t it was really good at covering my spots.

It also wasn’t patchy I feel like if concealer is patchy you might as well not wear it because in a way it just makes what you want to conceal stand out more so it cancels out the whole point of using the product in the first place.

Kayleigh 🙂 🙂 🙂

February playlist

Hey guys welcome to this blog post. In this post I am going to be talking to you guys about some songs which I have been loving listening to throughout the music. I hope you guys enjoy this post and get some inspiration for some new songs which you could listen to which you may not have heard before. So without further or do let’s get into it.

  1. Wasn’t expecting that Jaime Lawson
  2. She will be loved acoustic Maroon 5
  3. Dear Cavetown
  4. Tear in my heart twenty one pilots
  5. Youth Troye Sivan
  6. Paradise Coldplay
  7. Should’ve been us Tori Kelly
  8. Leave a light on Tom Walker
  9. come out and play Billie Eilish
  10. This side of paradise Haley Kiyoko
  11. Green light Lorde
  12. Say you won’t let go James Arthur
  13. Happier Ed Sheeran
  14. All we do oh wonder
  15. Yours Ella Henderson
  16. Sober Demi Lovato
  17. Would you be so kind Dodie
  18. Adrenaline Lauv
  19. Riptide Vance Joy
  20. Tainted love soft cell

Kayleigh 🙂

February Favourites

Hey guys welcome to this blog post, in this post I am going to be telling you guys about some stuff which I have been loving throughout the month of February, so without further or do let’s get into it.

My first favourite in the month of February is a Jack Wills body scrub which I have been using recently which I received for Christmas from one of my best friend Katie. When I first felt the consistency of this product I thought it was a moisturiser but then I started to feel the exfoliating parts of the scrub. It is a good mix of soft and exfoliating which I think is good because it means that it will not be to harsh on the skin , which is sometimes something which you need to be careful with body scrubs.

I have been loving using the Beauty Formula’s charcoal clay mask, it has really helped my skin. Also when you take it off your skin honestly feels so clean and soft it is such a good feeling when you take it off but it also feels good when it is. It is just a really good face mask which I would highly recommend to anyone looking to get more into skincare. Also because it is sold in a bottle, it means that there is more of the product so you can use it more than once. It is also really cheap which is always a plus because there is some skincare out there which is so expensive and not everyone is able to afford it.

My favourite bath bomb which I used this month was the Sakura bath bomb from Lush. Lush products are honestly so amazing, Lush is one hundred percent my favourite shop although it is more expensive it is really good quality and none of the products/ bath bombs which I have used from their shops have ever disappointed me.

Kayleigh 🙂 🙂 🙂

Ant Middleton- first man in- leading from the front book review

Hey guys welcome to this blog post, in this post I am going to be reviewing a book which I read recently by Ant Middleton.

One of my good friends Hollie recommended this book to me and we both have a passion for reading. I am always looking for new books to read and enjoy so when she told me about this one I was so excited to read it. Also I bought this book in the January sales which meant I got it for half price of which is always good lol.

My rating out of 10 

I love a lot of books but I finished this book in two sittings that was how much I loved it, One thing which I thought was particularly interesting about this book was how as well as being able to share his story through his book he also talked about different lessons which he learnt and things we should all apply to our everyday lives no matter what.

My thoughts

Although the book was mainly focused around his experience in the military and things which he learnt as well as how he got through it and was able to survive and stay strong, There was lots of underlying messages and it almost felt as if with a lot of the pages you were learning a new lesson with each one.

At the end of each chapter, there would be a different lesson which he learnt and told us about but even when I was reading the pages before the end of the chapter I was still learning more interesting lessons.

This is one of the best written books I have ever read, through the use of many different literately devices the emotion shone through in the book and it made you think far more deeply about how he would have actually felt within those moments of his life which I thought was amazing.

If you are looking for a book to get you motivated I would definetely recommend this one, whilst reading his experiences and learning new lessons through each page you feel motivated to work hard and never give up on your dreams which I think is a really important message.

Kayleigh 🙂


Updated skin care routine

Hey guys welcome to this blog post, in this post I am going to be telling you guys my new skin care routine, including what products I now use. I still use products from my previous skin care routine however I have also added new products as well as replacing some of my other products which I used to use.

Step one

The first step which I need to complete in my skin care routine is that if I have worn makeup that day I of course ned to remove it first using makeup remover. If you don’t remove your makeup and you sleep with it on it can affect your skin so badly by clogging your pores causing you to get more spots which I really don’t want.

Step 2

I then use my tea tree exfoliating facial wash which is a “gentle non abrasive foaming wash” as well as being deep “cleansing and hydrating without over drying”. This is definetely one of my favourite facial washes which I have ever used, ever since I started including this product in my skin care routine I have noticed a massive difference, it really helps to clear out your skin.

Step 3

I then use the lush tea tree toner and I wipe it away to get any remaining dirt which may be in my skin out of my skin. I then spray it over my face again and allow it to sink into my skin.

Step 4

Sometimes after having completed my third step in my skin care routine I will use my Beauty Formula’s activated Charcoal Clay Mask. In which case after I have left it on for about 15 minutes I will then wash it off and move onto the next step of my skin care routine which is moisturizing.

Step 5

I then moisturise using a body shop moisturizer or my face.

Step 6

To finish off it is in the evening when I am doing my skin care, instead of the morning I will apply the lush grease lightning on any spots/ blemishes I may have and I will leave that on my skin over night and then wash it off in the morning. This really helps to dry up any spots.

Kayleigh 🙂

Anastasia Beverly Hills Stick Foundation review

Hey guys welcome to this blog post. In this post I am going to be reviewing to you guys the Anastasia Beverly Hills Stick Foundation. Just a little disclaimer before I get into this post, I am being 100 percent honest in my opinion to this blog post, and I love this brand so if I ever do a review on one product from a brand it does not mean I dislike all their products or I love all their products, I am just talking about this one specific product in this post.

I have been using this foundation throughout most of the month of January so that I would be able to give you guys the most accurate review possible. I feel like you have to see how a product works over a period of time to be able to give a really accurate review.

One thing which I really love about this stick foundation is that it applies very evenly over your skin, it is not patchy which is good because I really hate when you get a foundation which is patchy and enhances your spots. This foundation gives a really nice natural finish. However one thing which I would say about this product is that it is not full coverage in my opinion, it looks really beautiful on your skin however if you want to cover up more you need to use more concealer.

One thing which I love about this makeup brand is that their packaging is always so beautiful. I know that packaging is what determines if the product is good or not but I don’t know, if something is more aesthetically pleasing I am just naturally drawn towards it and I am pretty sure that is how a lot of us feel.

I would highly recommend this foundation because although it is not full coverage not only does it have a really good finish, it doesn’t oxidise much it really trays true to it’s colour which is good because then you don’t have to worry about your foundation being darker at the end than it was at the beginning of the day.

Kayleigh 🙂 🙂 🙂