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Websites // Printing Instagram Photos With Polargram

Until very recently I didn't have an iPhone. Instead, I relied on my very old Blackberry with it's sticky keys and grainy camera to try and keep me updated with the 21st century. Last year I managed to step into the iPhone world and with an iPhone comes Instagram.

I started uploading lots of photos to Instagram very quickly. Mostly due to my love of the Valencia filter. Before I knew it, I was uploading coffee images along with everyone else. Very soon the iPhone camera became more easy and convenient than my actual camera, so much so that I didn't even take my camera on holiday with me. Instead, I relied on my iPhone and Instagram to keep everyone updated on what I was eating for dinner thousands of miles away.

With all of my holiday photos now on Instagram, I set out for a way to print off my photos so I could frame them or put them in a photo album. With a little bit of a google, I came across Polargram.

Polargram is a website which you connect to your Instagram account. You can then choose which style you would like to get your photo printed on, either Classic or Square then how many photos you would like, either 12, 24 or 48. You can then choose which of your photos you want to be printed. It is really easy to use and as sad as it may be, I had lots of fun choosing which photos I wanted printed!

It took 4 days for my prints to be delivered and I was so excited when they landed on my doorstep. Not only did they arrive with a little sweet, but all 48 photos looked fantastic. I did worry the quality would be altered during the printing process but luckily it wasn't at all. Each photo was clear and up to a very high quality. I was so, so pleased. 

I was also very pleased with the price. At £12.00 for 48 photos with free P&P, I expected, and was prepared, to pay so much more. Prices vary from £6.00 to £12.00 for the prints which is extremely reasonable, especially when the quality is so high. 

Recent Purchases // Kilner Handled Jars

Paper Straws - £1.00
I have wanted to drink out of a jam-jar ever since I saw the idea on Pinterest a while ago. I saw them on a country inspired wedding board where all of the guests were to drink out of Kilner jars filled with Pimms which was filled to the brim with fruit. I loved that idea and whilst I won't necessarily be drinking Pimms everyday, I definitely wanted to purchase a few unusual drinking glasses.

I have seen them in a few different shops like Tesco, for example, but I eventually purchased my Kilner Jars in The Range. They were a couple of pounds and had them in a variety of different colours which was nice. I couldn't decide between the different colours so I bought Clear and Pink, although Green and Blue are also available. 

Whilst I was there I bought some cute little white and pink stripey paper straws. They were fun but when it came down to it, the straw snapped mid-drink which was a shame. 

I have been drinking a lot of detox water in my jars. At the moment I'm really enjoying strawberry and lemon. All you have to do is chop up a couple of strawberries and slice half a lemon, drop it into the jar, pour in some water then let the water infuse with the fruits for a while. I live in an area with really hard water so normal tap water isn't that appetizing around here so fruity water is a little bit nicer. Next on my shopping list? Milk bottles!

Inspiration // Grey Hair

I have wanted grey hair for so long and no-one seems to understand me. "Wait 40 years and you can get it for free" they say. "Have children and the grey hair will come naturally" someone else told me. 

Do I really want to wait years and years for it? Or even have children for the sole purpose of a hair colour? Of course not. And we aren't really talking 'granny grey' here. We are talking a deep, smokey silvery grey which isn't a sign of old age but of 'I am young and am allowed to make possibly bad hair colour decisions because that is what young people do'. 

I have scoured the internet, mainly tumblr and weheartit to find some grey hair inspiration that I can possibly take into the hairdressers with me. I know it isn't for everyone - it may not even be for me but how will I ever know if I never try? I currently have a mousey blonde hair colour which is au natural but I have been thinking of dying it for a while. It's been a good few years since I dyed it back to it's natural colour after dying it blonde for many years. It is now back in great condition so why not spoil it all over again?!

I think the most accurate representation of my ideal grey is the two grey hair colours above. They are an ashy silvery grey which is just what I am hoping for. It isn't too in your face or too light, it has depth to it. I would really like some ashy tones in there so it is not like a metallic silver. 

After a little browse on the internet, I came across this article on the Daily Mail website. In the article 5 women dye their hair grey to see if they can pull off 'granny locks' and they all looked wonderful. The article also gave a really good tip as to which shade of grey would suit you best. If you have blue or purple coloured veins on the underside of your wrists then a pure white grey tone would suit you. If you have green or yellow coloured veins then you would suit a steel grey tone. 

After writing this post I am even more determined to dye my hair grey. It isn't for everyone but it could be for me - there is only one way to find out.