Snap App Happy

App Happy, Apps, Phone Apps, Photo Apps, iPhone, Photography, Blog A Book Etc

The app market is saturated to the hilts with free and not so free photo editing apps. There are also plenty of posts about peoples most used and favourite editing apps. So . . . here are mine!


Google+, Snapseed, App, iPhone app, Photography, iPhone, Photo Apps, Blog A Book Etc

For dramatic stormy skies and scratchy vintage like finishes this is the app for you. Not only is it free but if you like the sort of app where you can just upload straight to many social networks this is great.


Pixlr-o-matic, App, iPhone app, Photography, iPhone, Photo Apps, Blog A Book Etc

Add-ons plus minor twists and turns this app has pretty much everything you need to transform a plain Jane photograph into something spectacular. My favourite filter is . . .

A Beautiful Mess

A Beautiful Mess, App, iPhone app, Photography, iPhone, Photo Apps, Blog A Book Etc

Although I had to pay for this app (About £1 – I think!) there are a few nice features on this app. However the one disappointment is despite paying already for the privilege of taking up storage space on my phone if I were to use certain fonts I would have to pay more.

Click Serendipity

Click Serendipity, App, iPhone app, Photography, iPhone, Photo Apps, Blog A Book Etc

This is an app that I have neither used or owned however have looked and seen great things about it – I am still thinking about making the purchase but with so many other apps available for free it won’t be happening any time soon.


VSCO Cam,App, iPhone app, Photography, iPhone, Photo Apps, Blog A Book Etc

Lots of rave reviews for this lovely little app, however I am still waiting for it to show me it’s best. Maybe it is time to sit and play about with it a bit.


Retrica, App, iPhone app, Photography, iPhone, Photo Apps, Blog A Book Etc

This app was introduced to me by some colleagues and although it is more about the instant photos rather than uploading and saving photos (saving on the memory) it isn’t really much different from instagram. The resemblance doesn’t stop from instagram even down to the apps icon.

What are your favourite photo apps?

Scavenger Hunt Sunday

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Once again I am on night shifts and the weather is just fabulous. It is great for you lovelies that are out and enjoying it but for me it is bed time – well after this post anyway!

This week I am proud to say I was slightly more organised than I usually am. However I still find myself putting the photos together today – I need a system! Although some of the pictures are blurry I had a blast taking them and can only hope that the next batch will come out better. Progress is what it is all about right?! I used my trusty Canon this week with one sneaky one taken with my iPhone as I just could not pass the opportunity.

On that note I welcome you to my interpretation of this weeks words!


On a walk home after sitting in the park and reading (where most of this weeks pictures were taken!) I saw these beautiful flowers and just had to stop, have a sniff and click away!


This little set of wheels was a picture I took on the way home from work. I spied the little beast in the car park whilst on a break and luckily it was still there as I was leaving so I snapped it quickly before it zipped off home as I would shortly be doing!


Whilst sitting in the park and soaking up the sunshine these two ladies caught my eye. It is so lovely to see two people just sitting, talking and enjoying each others company. Usually everything is so rushed.


I took this picture about a month ago however it popped up on my screen and couldn’t resist putting it in. It is just the perfect picture to show a feeling of happiness and contentment with oneself. It makes me smile when I look at it and makes me remember that I need to stop over complicating my life and just enjoy.


Isn’t he just so cute! So determined.

(Any issues with this photo please email me – many thanks and no offence I know people get ancy when children are involved – sad times)

How was your week in photos? I am looking forward to checking out the collections tomorrow when I am off and seeing what other peoples interpretations of the titles were.

I am already gearing up for the end of the week! And although we do not celebrate 4th July as a holiday I will give the pictures a good go. They are after all our colours too! Kinda!

Have a great week and on this lovely Sunday morning I will leave you with this tune!

Scavenger Hunt Sunday

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This week I have to apologise for some blurriness as the photos were taken on my iPhone and once cropped looked a bit worse for wear!




There have been times that I have literally plugged in my phone and the actual plug has not been plugged in or turned on!
Luckily these days I carry a portable charger but the double whammy is when I have plugged both in and neither have charged! Dummy award goes to me!


After a long day of driving and trying to find somewhere to eat lunch myself and a friend came back closer to home to this hidden gem and enjoyed a tasty curry.
To aid our digestion we decided to take a little walk through the gardens and this was just such a modest view.


Every time the sun comes out this bad boy is unleashed on the unsuspecting parents of my area.
The corner is rounded and the music is played!


As I was in a bit of a rush I made a boo boo on the label but will fix it later when I get home.
This was one stalky bird that did not want to be disturbed!


Out shopping with my mum today I managed to catch this lady completely unaware! Great T-Shirt!

GIVEAWAY: Goody Bag with Popular by Maya Van Wagenen

The lovely people from Penguin put on a lovely vintage themed party for the interview of the lovely Maya Van Wagenen by the awesome Jo Elvin (Glamour Editor). Whilst there we were all given goody bags with a copy of the book and the opportunity to have a little chat with Maya and get her to sign her book. The lovely Maya signed a copy for me and personalised it and also signed two more copies for my readers.

The book is receiving rave reviews and Maya is truly inspirational especially for her age. She seems wise beyond her years and a pleasure to listen to when speaking. This young lady is poised and ready for action and I am pretty sure there will be a lot of that on the literary scene as she is well and truly on fire.

On the night we were given the hashtag WWBD – little did I know that when I actually checked on the social networking feeds that was also being used for What Would Beyoncé Do? – Quite frankly as fabulous as Beyoncé is I couldn’t give a rats backside what she would do in her current situation as it is none of my business. So with attention back on the lovely Maya we cracked on!

The Giveaway

What’s Included

- Signed Copy of the book Popular by Maya Van Wagenen

- Betty Cornell’s Teen-age Popularity Guide

-  June’s Issue of Glamour (With a hilarious editors letter from Jo!)

- Red Bird Makes Vintage Style Brooch

- Sweeties from There’s Only One Amy Law’s

- WWBD Armband

popular giveaway

Not a bad lot for a freebie so get those entries in ASAP for your chance to win this great goody bag – there are two up for grabs so go for it guys! And SPREAD THE WORD far and wide – the more entries the better!

So the giveaway is running from Thursday 22nd May at 07:00am until Thursday 29th May – sadly this competition is only open to UK residents as postage is too expensive to the USA. Click on the link below to go to the page for entries :D

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