Saturday, 1 March 2014

Bye bye Blackberry... Helllooooooo iPhone!

So the day has come when I have finally taken a bite out of the Apple and upgraded to an iPhone. I have waited for this moment for almost a year, and in case you are wondering - YES I did count the days until I was due for an upgrade and checked at least twice if I could upgrade before I was entitled to. Now my baby iPhone is here - two months premature, but doing very well in its new loving home. Already after a few days I've been more productive using my iPhone than I ever were with my Blackberry. After the first joy of getting my first smartphone I never really got on with the  Blackberry but I'm not sure why that is. If it was because it didn't have the same creative options, or because it took forever to start up, or the completely random behavior it displayed after an accidental dip in the bathtub (it wasn't a very good swimmer...) or that it simply wasn't snazzy enough - to be fair it's probably a bit of everything. Maybe I would have liked it better if it was pink and called Raspberry instead...?
But on a more serious note, as a blogger the iPhone is a complete dream to work with in terms of using social media, mail, photos, calendar - you name it, and it's got it. That also means that I'm very happy and excited to announce that you can now also find me on Instagram - under the user name makeupbycandlelight. I have just recently started to upload photos, so please consider it a work in progress and there will be many more to follow. I thought I would share with you a few snippets of my everyday so it'll be a mix of beauty, fashion, lifestyle and just what's going on that day. A regular daily feature will be The 1 Spot, where you'll find a snap of what I was doing at 1 o'clock that particular day and as I get more into it I might come up with other ideas as well, and if there's anything in particular you would like me to show - please please let me know!
When my mum found out about the new arrival, she very kindly sent me some shoes for it since every baby needs to be kept warm; a couple of pink ones and a pair of cheeky black trainers - perfect for a shoe queen (and for once I'm not talking about Him Indoors). As we all know it's all about the accessories, so I also had to get a nice case for it that shows a bit of personality and the magpie in me is very pleased. I'm sure the first honeymoon period will pass after a while, but I am completely hooked on my iPhone and Him Indoors almost has to pry it from my hands when it's time to go to bed. I'm head over heels in love with it and I hope you'll come with me on my Instagram adventure and help me keeping it fresh and fun!

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    1. Thanks a million - I'm so excited about it :o). Xx

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  2. great choice!

    http://lipstickandbrunch.blogspot.com.au/

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    1. It was time to join the rest of the iPhone world :o). Xx

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    1. Well, it had to be something sparkly didn't it :o). Xx

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  4. Oh I absolutely love the shoes! Super cute! x
    Lipstickloveheart.blogspot.com

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    1. I think I'll go for the pink sneakers first :o). Xx

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  5. Congrats! I love buying things for my iPhone, it's like a little spoil baby x

    daisy-drops

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    1. Thank you so much - I' never got anything for the Blackberry, I'll make up for it now I think :o). Xx

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  6. Love the case! I don't think I have ever regretted changing to an iPhone from a blackberry, mine was getting so slow and I was getting so sick of BBM!
    http://whattaylorbuys.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. I know exactly what you mean... so far so good :o). Xx

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  7. Welcome to the iPhone club, I've give you a follow on Instagram - if you're anything like me you'll lose hours on there!

    Victoria
    FlorenceandMary.com

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    1. Hey Victoria, I saw that - thank you so so much! I'm still getting to grips with it, but having so much fun so far :o). Xx

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  8. Great post dear!
    Love reading your blog!

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    1. That's really lovely of you - thank you very much :o). Xx

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  9. Amazing post!! Xx

    New post: http://betweenmyclothes.blogspot.com

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  10. Ooo I love the case! And the shoes are really cute too! I've not seen them before xx

    Mapped Out | A Fashion, Beauty & Lifestyle Blog

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    1. Perhaps I can even get some high heels for it :o). Xx

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  11. That's soo exciting! I remember the same thing happened to me when I first got my iphone! :) have fun olaying with your baby!

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    1. I am - and I*m learning new things already, not to mention all the apps I've got!!! :o). Xx

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  12. Congrats on the new phone! I switched away from blackberry last summer & i'm loving my nexus 4 :)

    BeyondBlush

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    1. It's always great to try something new isn't it? :o). Xx

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  13. I switched from my Blackberry to iPhone at Christmas and whilst I loved my little Blackberry, it was definitely a good move as it's so much easier to keep up with all your social networking on an iPhone!
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    KJ xo

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    1. I agree, and it's much more intuitive to use as well :o). Xx

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  14. amazing post!! love it
    may be we can follow each other.let me know
    http://www.facebook.com/AmandaChicFashionRoomLounge?ref=hl
    http://fashionroomlounge.blogspot.com.es/
    Twitter / tumblr/ instagram: @fashionrlounge

    A chic kiss ;)

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    1. Thanks a million, follow you now :o). Xx

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  15. I love my iPhone and I couldn't see myself using any other phone now! Following you on Instagram. :) xxx
    The Jolly Fashionista

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    1. Thank you so much Emma - and follow you back :o). Xx

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  16. Yay! I upgraded from a Blackberry Storm to an iPhone about 4 years ago. It was the best thing I've ever done and I've not looked back since! My blackberry was so clumpy and would freeze and the app store was so poor compared to the iPhone. The apps looked like they were made in the 80s!

    Enjoy your new toy!

    Corinne x
    www.skinnedcartree.com

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    1. I think it'll be the same for me - no going back now :o). Xx

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  17. I didn't want to change from blackberry to iphone for ages but so glad I did as they are so much better for internet use. I like your accessories! The feet are so cute.

    Hollie x
    holliefurniss.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. I think I'm going to give the black trainers to Him Indoors and I'll keep the pink ones :o). Xx

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  18. I never knew you could buy little shoes for iphones but I love them they are the cutest idea! Do they actually allow the phone to stand up or is it just for accessory?

    -Shelby
    http://bittersweetshelby.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. It's actually like a mini stand - cute!!! :o). Xx

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  19. Those I phones shoes are so cute!!! Congrats on your new toy :)

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  20. I love my iPhone so much! I have to buy shoes for mine too!
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    1. :o) - and a new pair for yourself too, otherwise it would just be unfair :o). Xx

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  21. congrats! I followed you on instagram as well :)

    writingwhimsy.com

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    1. Thank you so much Zoe, it means a lot :o). Xx

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  22. Aaaw, I just left the iPhone club and have joined the Galaxy club instead. I too went from Blackberry to iPhone though!

    I adore those little shoes though! Wish I'd had them for my iphone!!

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  23. I absolutely love my iPhone and couldn't be without it now, I agree that it's perfect for bloggers and for keeping up with social media!

    Love the case too!

    Paula at Beauty Lover xx

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  24. I LOVE my iPhone! I got it towards the end of 2013 and I don't know why I didn't get an iPhone sooner. I'd been with Sony and then HTC and after my last phone broke I decided to go for it and start using Apple and boy am I glad.

    I don't think I'll be using any other brand now, Apple have won my heart. :P

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  25. I can not live without my iPhone now. Have fun.

    http://www.cindyslittleblackbook.com

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