If money were unlimited to me, I would have easily spent thousands and thousands of ringgit for my blog but I’m a poor on-gap-year degree student with no job and very limited cash under my name. I’ve read hundreds of foreign blogs around my age who are still studying and I wonder how do they afford living on their own in an apartment with an iMac and everything-from-IKEA furnitures with bills to pay and school to go?
More importantly, where do they get the money to buy makeup worth hundreds, if not thousands of ringgit a month? Is Malaysian Ringgit currency really that bad? I’m dumbfounded and jealous as hell.
Anyway, I’ve strayed far enough from the main topic of this post so let’s get on to it before I ramble some other trivial things that should probably be saved for my future Erin Talks posts.
A new template
What is new for Erin.. I love my current template so much but I saw this one design by this famous blog designer and since then I have been aching to purchase it but I refuse to spend a couple of hundreds on a new design when I just purchased a new one less than a month ago. I need to get my money’s worth this time.
Blogger.com will always hold a special place in my heart but I feel like the features on Blogger are limited and I want to do more with my blog. I want to be able to use e-commerce just in case I want to start my own online shop. Blogger post editor is not the most advanced and I’m always hustling with the coding everytime I’m working on a post. I never get the left or right-aligned photos right and I hate how it always gives extra line-spacing after paragraphs. It drives me nut having to fix it. Another pet peeve of mine is post url. Blogger automatically structures our post permalinks as blogurl.blogspot.com/year/day/post-title-here.html and for me it’s too long and not pretty. Why can’t Blogger change it to blogurl.blogspot.com/post-title-here/?
Ring light and soft box
I always have to brighten my blog photos even if I took them in the brightest room in my house. I need both of these so I can take an even brighter photos without having to do much editing.
I have been wanting one of these for years but I’ve never gotten around to purchasing it. I love my EOS 60D but it is bulky and I honestly don’t use it to its fullest potential. I always take my photos in the P mode which was pre-programmed by my brother. I haven’t touched the settings after that, not even once. I need something smaller that I can bring around with me wherever I go and Olympus Pen fits that.
Marble contact paper
The hype around marble background flatlays is real. I don’t even have white surface that I can use as my photo background so getting a marble contact paper is on top of my list. Unfortunately it is not easily accessible in Malaysia and if it is, the price is absurd.
Rose gold props
I’m inspired by Jasmine Talks Beauty blog. Her flatlays are to die for with marble background and rose gold props — they look like stock photos!