L’Occitane’s Garage Sale & How To Pimp Your Photos

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Hi guys!!! Today’s post will be totally different from what you’re used to get from me :). I will talk about how you can pimp your photos with just a few decorative pieces.

But first of all I want to tell you where I got them. L’Occitane Slovenija is preparing a garage sale that will happen on the 21st of October at 5 pm. And they invited us bloggers to choose a few pieces for ourselves, so that we could use them for beautifying our home or blog photography.

I picked some pieces I have searched for quite some time. Especially the white wooden table like background for my photos. I searched in hardware stores, art stores, well all over the place and I couldn’t find anything like that. So I was thinking of making it myself, but now I don’t have to. I am soooo happy I got this piece.

The second one was an artificial bouquet of peonies. I was looking for peonies during last winter and naturally they weren’t available in any of the flower shops. So I am most happy about getting my hands on this one too. And it’s of a very good quality, because it’s not that apparent that it’s artificial. So that’s a big thumbs up.

And the last piece I took at the garage sale was a gold woven star basket. This piece will be great in December and it would look great in all of the Holiday photos.

Now that you know what I got to take with me, I’m going to show you what I did with them. I chose to show you how a few pieces can totally change photos and how they can beautify them. So here they are.


Before Beautification

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So this is a plain line up of six yellow nail polishes. I know, I do that a lot :D, but in my defence, I try to present the polishes I am swatching and not clutter photos with decorations, because I want you to be focused on polishes and not my photos. The first photo is a plain flat lay and in the second photo the polishes are standing up.

And now to how I beautified the photos with stuff I got from L’Occitane.


After Beautification

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This is a flat lay and you can see how much dinamic the decorations brought to the photo. The star and the peonies bring the depth and the wooden piece makes it more interesting than just a plain white base.

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In these two photos I focused on one particular polish. And again, the decorations bring colour and depth to the photo that make it pleasant to look at.

And in the photos bellow I wanted to show you that you can get a bit creative and put the flowers infront of the polish and you can even focus on the flowers and blur the polish. It’s more artistic that way, but it looks great.

I also wanted to show you the macro. It’s way more beautiful laying there in peony’s petals than it would look in the plain white background.

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Oh, and this upper right photo that looks as if it was made in some sort of a bird house happened by accident. It’s uncut and that’s exactly how I wanted to show it to you. The thing that gives a feeling of roof are my soft-boxes. I loved how they created the shadows. And I love the wooden piece in the background that looks like some sort of wooden fence. So you see, sometimes a good photo is planned and sometimes it happens by accident.

What do you think of the pieces I got and what do you think of the photos I created with them?

The L’Occitane’s garage sale will happen in Ljubljana, in their warehouse (you can check here for exact instructions) so make sure you’ll be there. Last time we got to take three pieces with us and I saw quite a few more that I want to take with me so I am definitely going and I am taking my sister with me. I am sorry my international readers this is happening in Slovenia, but if you want to come too, you are most welcome ;).

I hope you enjoyed this type of post, a bit different and a little educational. Thank you for reading and see you next time!! xoxo



    • Metka
      October 16, 2016 / 10:08 pm

      Hvala Tara ♥

  1. purple_rain
    October 18, 2016 / 1:39 am

    Tole je pa res luštno predstavljeno, in ful imaš dober smisel za aranžma/postavitev.

    • Metka
      October 18, 2016 / 8:25 am

      Hvala :*

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