About

I'm Amanda. I'm a 24-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 (especially gameplay), pizza, memes, Pokémon, true crime 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, taking out-and-about photos, selfys and outfit shots, and my Canon for close-up beauty shots and all flatlays. I sometimes use my phone camera for Instagram photos.

WHAT DO YOU EDIT YOUR PHOTOS WITH?
I use Ribbet and Picasa. You can read all about my favourite editors here and about my 2016 photo editing process here. Although my editing process post features PicMonkey, Ribbet is almost identical to PM and has all the same features, so the process is the same.

WHAT IS YOUR POSTING SCHEDULE?
I'm here Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 6pm. 

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.

WHO MADE YOUR BANNER?
The lovely Kelly from My Fair Pixel worked with my idea and made it into a reality - and she did an amazing job! I can't recommend her enough.

ARE YOU PR FRIENDLY AND CAN I WORK WITH YOU? ETC
Check out this page for all the info you'll need.

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. 

HOW MANY TATTOOS/PIERCINGS DO YOU HAVE?
As of March 2018: 8 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?
My accent is Scottish - I was born in Edinburgh, UK, and reside here to this day.

WHAT IS YOUR SKIN TYPE/TONE?
I have combo skin now with an oily t-zone, and a lot of discolouration. I'm not hugely blemish-prone, and I lean quite yellow in skin tone.

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

ARE YOU CRUELTY-FREE?
Since July 2017 I've made the effort of being cruelty-free in cosmetics, bath & body, skincare and hair care. 

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