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Birthday Gifts to Myself

Hi Loves,

Thought it would be nice to upload a post without you expecting it. 🙂

I truly believe that the best birthday gifts are the ones that YOU buy yourself! And as per usually I got myself not one but two gifts this year. I went for the Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 STM lens and Oppilas Wireless Shutter Remote Control. After having my Canon 700D and the kit lens I thought it would be a great idea to step up my game up and add a lens to the family.

I can not exactly remember how the Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 STM lens became the lens of my obsession but it could have been through YouTube, but then again isn’t that where we get almost all the things we want from?! Anyways, I have been asking around and talking to some photography enthusiast and they all recommend me getting my hands on this particular lens. The main reason they recommend it is because you can “get more light into the camera, while having the wide apertures create a great shallow depth of field”…. Sounds like (blah, blah, blah) but I can see the difference between a kit lens compared to the 50mm.

Adding to me getting myself the 50mm lens I looked into purchasing a remote for my camera because I have been using the timer or just being silly and snapping the picture myself. (hahha) Just imagine my behind the scene (BTS) picture….no comment! So I got me the best one the guy in the shop recommended for my camera the Canon 700D. With having these different equipment I am just a sucker for greats pictures that scream quality.

Top 4 reasons why I got the Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 STM

1. It is affordable

The Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 STM goes for about €130.00. This maybe the best price you will ever get a lens for. The other ones are not really mentionable!

2. Professional quality

Do not let the fact that the lens is affordable sway you away from thinking the quality of the images captured will change because of this. It has the same or even better quality pay of then that of the kit lens!

3. Compact and light weight 

When you first place this lens onto your camera you feel an immediate difference with the weight compared to the kit lens.

4. Bokeh effect (Bloggers/Vloggers <3 this)

Who does not love the outline of focus circles and blur background? This makes for the best product picture because you are allowed to get up close and into the item in item.

If you have any tips on how I should use my new lens please so share. Below is some pictures of my new addition 🙂


Love always,


HAPPY BIRTHDAY & Weekly Obsession

So my 23rd Birthday was on Thursday DECEMBER 10th and like every year I get very emotional days leading up to my birthday. Being away from family, previous memories of my birthday and even the feeling of being alone. I know that it is not good to feel like that on my birthday and I should be happy for the extra year and for even life itself but usually I do not feel like that (another time I will make a post about emotions)….

For my birthday this year I got to see my new home that I will be getting next year and then I spent time with friends and family. It was great to get to see my house because this will be my first ‘Home’ while living in the Netherlands. I usually live with someone (not really) but it is really complicated to explain to people because the person was never home. So I actually lived alone.

About a month before my birthday I searched on Pintrest for a cake inspiration because a birthday is not complete without a fab cake! 🙂 The one I picked I sent to a couple from Saba that is living in the Netherlands. They have their own catering service called Love & Food Catering. You should check them out if you live here their creations look amazing but also taste deliciously. What I got was a double layered vanilla cake with white chocolate butter cream frosting in the turquoise colour and a dozen red velvet cupcakes with cream cheese icing topped with a cherry (YUMMY) Their red velvet is AMAZING, so soft and velvety. Their prices are also very much affordable and can be found on their website.

So for this week’s weekly obsession is my ever so yummy birthday cake and cupcakes.

Below I have added some pictures of my treats for you my lovely readers to visually enjoy. Don’t forget to check out LOVE & FOOD CATERING on FB as well & place your order.


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