I’ve Got Some Explaining To Do (+ Quitting Nearly A Princess)

I hate explaining myself to others usually, but I’ll give you guys an exception (haha)!

I started this blog because I wanted to express who I was to the world. The idea of the Internet is something I’ve cherished for so long and I really feel like the world doesn’t appreciate it enough. For so long everyone in society has felt like their words are just lost in the infinite space of the world and can’t get themselves across. But now all you have to do is write, draw or type something up and put it onto a platform online and anyone who feels like listening will hear you. And you can change the world.

So why am I leaving?

Because I’ve changed.

Over this past year and a half I’ve built a community of people who were listening to what I had to say. But now it’s different. I have different things I want to say. I’ve lost interest in telling you about the latest fashions or 10 reasons to start a blog- and I feel like there’s not much point keeping the community of 200+ people (!) listening to me talk about something that I’m not passionate about sharing anymore. Because I’ve found that without motivation and passion to express something, you’ve lost everything.

I will be starting a new blog, but it will not be linked to this one so if you do manage to find it, you won’t know it’s me (probably. Unless you’re some sort of tech genius). I’m not going to delete this blog, because I figured you might enjoy reading the posts I’ve written before, but this will no longer be posted on.

Oh, the album?

You’ll have to wait and see for that. It’s technically cancelled as it’s not going to be released as far as I’m aware BUT I may end up completing it one day because I’m bored and give it to you guys.

*slow clap for Hatsy. She cancels the album 7 days before it was due to come out. Good going.*

This post has been a long time coming, but I just didn’t know where to start. I had no idea how to explain everything. But I figured you guys needed to know why I’ve been gone for two months.

I honestly never thought this day would come, the day I decided to leave this blog. I didn’t think I’d grow out of this in nearly two years’ time, and you can actually see across my timeline of this blog how I’ve changed and grown from that eleven year old with a haircut that was probably illegal in most states to some weird and excitable thirteen year old who’s met hundreds of inspiring and amazing people from this device.

So what happens now? Well, I move on. I create something new somewhere else, build a new community. Some of you might stumble across my new blog and read that too. It really depends on your blog taste. But there’s not much point completely changing this space and force you guys to read some stuff you were never interested in, you know? You’re all pretty awesome people. Hopefully I’ll see some of you guys elsewhere, because this community is a pretty darn special one.

I just want to end this post by thanking everyone who’s ever read this blog, liked a post, followed me, commented, or made friends with me. It honestly means so much, and even though this blog is finished, I’ll never forget what an amazing community I’ve grown and learned from simply from reading and making posts about what I enjoyed and loved.

In typical Hatsy fashion, I’ll sign off with a bit of a collage of everything that has made up Nearly A Princess up until this point. It’s a crazy and cool world, isn’t it?

Love you all. Bye!


Photography On An iPhone

I talk a lot about photography on this blog, and I always recommend getting a good camera because it really does help so much. However, I know that not everyone has an incredible DLSR just lying around, or the money to buy one (they really are incredibly expensive!), so we have to resort to an iPhone. That’s why today I wanted to cover how you can still take stunning photos from your iPhone with a bit of good lighting, editing and luck. Continue reading “Photography On An iPhone”

When You’re Losing Faith In Your Blog

It’s always good to be looking for ways to improve your blog, but sometimes a high amount of comparison can make you feel like your blog is invalid, not good enough, lesser than those of others. I’ve been there. It’s hard to get out of this pool of worry and fear, but with a bit of a thinking flip and an eagerness to blog, anyone can come back from this slump even better than before.

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Building A Fashion Inspiration Capsule

I am always running out of ideas for things to wear. It can be kind of impossible! There are so many combinations and things you can mix together that it should seem easy, right? Well, it’s not always, as I’m sure most people who read this blog can understand. I was sick and tired of never having any inspiration, so one weekend I took out all of the junk from one of my cupboards and turned it into a fashion inspiration capsule! It was lots of fun and I feel like everyone should have one, so I’m sharing the ‘procedure’ here today.

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Taking Your Blog Photography To The Next Level

Photography is simple and a lot of fun, but there are a bunch of really handy tips that I have learnt that can help you make your photography stand out from the rest. The great thing is that we’re always learning- I have been doing photography for a little while but I am constantly learning tips from everyone and everything- but I still have some advice I think any blogger can definitely use.

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Ramadan- Q+A, Tips And Survival Guide

…Including 100 Things To Do When Fasting To Get Your Mind Off Food.

It’s Ramadan. Wow.

I could just leave it at that and leave you all here thinking ‘what is she on about?’, but the whole point of this post is to help any of my fellow Muslims fasting to survive and to teach all of my other readers about what Ramadan really is and what it really means.

That’s why I made this post- to help my fellow Muslim readers get through the month and to show my readers who are still confused about it all as to what it means.

I’ve got a Q+A, some of my best tips and even a list of 100 things you can do in Ramadan to help you get your mind off food. Are you ready for an insane blog post?

Let’s do this!

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Five Things Beauty Bloggers Don’t Tell You

The blogosphere is the most amazing place I think is to exist on this planet… and it’s deceiving, crazy, demanding and irrational. Okay, maybe that’s pushing it a little too far but you know what I mean… if you’re in the beauty blogging world. Beauty bloggers don’t tend to tell you very much, but I decided to expose ALL THE SECRETS. Mwhahaha!

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Writing Blog Posts Last-Minute

For me it’s currently assessment season, so I’m often writing lots of blog posts last-minute after literally hours and hours of homework (on a side note, my grades are going pretty well, so I’m glad about that!). There’s a bit of an art to creating good and creative blog posts when you only have about 15 minutes to spare, so I’m covering some of my best tips to last-minute writing for when you need it most.

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Bella Makeup Brushes 24 Set Review

I love online shopping. It gives me a chance to scope out amazing deals, do as much window shopping as I like without getting judged and be able to do it in the comfort of my very own home. A great online shopping website I found was Catchoftheday.com. I was scrolling through make-up brushes and found this really nice-looking, all around set with 24 brushes for only $20! I figured that it was an offer too good to miss, so I took my chances and ordered the brushes.

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Things To Inspire You

You don’t have to look in Antarctica to find enough inspiration for one song, one blog post, one project, one book, one idea. You can find inspo ALL AROUND YOU. Many people find it hard to believe this when they hear it because it’s easy for us to get carried away with what we wish we could achieve. But all it takes is one person to show you all the things you can be doing in just one place, and today I’m going to be that person.

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