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ABOUT


I'm Amanda. I'm a 23-year-old living in Edinburgh with a passion for writing and any form of creativity and self-expression. In need of a new outlet after experiencing trauma in 2014, I began my own blog and started to discuss my obsession with matte lipsticks and the endless ways to wear Converse.

After a lot of rebranding, Amanda Jayne was born in 2015 and has now grown into my little corner of the internet where I'll still talk about my love of beauty and style, but I'll also tell you about the best of 80's music; the books you need in your life; the uphill struggle that is my mental health; my love of collecting tattoos; and about that indie lingerie brand you need to make you feel extra smokin' on date night.

Other things I enjoy in life: cats, sausage dogs, horror gameplay, pizza, Pokémon, crime dramas and Dr Pepper. I'd say I'm an optimistic pessimist.

BLOGGING FAQS


WHAT CAMERA DO YOU USE FOR PHOTOS/FILMING?
I use both the Canon 1200D and the Sony A5000. I use the Sony for filming vlogs and taking out-and-about photos and outfit shots, and my Canon for most blog posts and all flatlays. Most Instagram selfys are taken on my phone, the HTC Desire Eye.

WHAT DO YOU EDIT YOUR PHOTOS WITH?
I use PicMonkey and Picasa. You can read all about my favourite editors here and about my 2016 photo editing process here.

WHAT IS YOUR POSTING SCHEDULE?
I'm here Wednesday and Saturday at 6pm. I post on YouTube 6pm on Sundays.

WHAT TOPICS DO YOU COVER?
Generally speaking, I'd call myself an FBL blogger. I talk about beauty, fashion and lifestyle, covering anything from recipes to creative hobbies to hair dye reviews to body modifications and to mental health and more.

WHERE CAN I CONTACT YOU?
For collaborations and other enquiries, please email: amandajaaaynex@gmail.com. Please note I don't accept guest posts or any other sort of pre-written posts at this time. If you just wanna chat, you'll find me on Twitter on a daily basis.

OTHER FAQS


WHAT HAIR DYE DO YOU USE?
Currently I'm using Stargazer Tropical Green semi-permanent hair dye, and before that I used the Schwarzkopf Ultra Brights in Electric Blue. In the past I've mostly used Schwarzkopf Ultra Brights in Pillar Box Red and Purple Punk.

HOW MANY TATTOOS/PIERCINGS DO YOU HAVE?
As of April this year: 7 piercings and 19 tattoos. Read about my piercings here, and watch my tattoo vids here and here.

WHAT IS YOUR ACCENT/WHERE ARE YOU FROM?
I was born and raised in Edinburgh, and still reside here to this day. So believe it or not, my accent is Scottish - not everyone here sounds like the TV stereotype!

WHAT IS YOUR SKIN TYPE/TONE?
My skin is dry but my nose/chin is quite oily nowadays. I have a yellow undertone and a lot of discolouration but I'm not too blemish prone.

WHAT DO YOU WORK AS?
I work night shift in retail.

ARE YOU CRUELTY-FREE?
As of July 2017, I've made the switch to cruelty-free beauty - cosmetics, skin, bath & body and hair care. That said, I do have some products that aren't cruelty-free (that I bought prior to the switch) which I intend on using up as, sadly, I ain't made of money, yo.