Technology

Polyvore

The one who doesn’t do ‘fashion’ is blogging about fashion twice in the space of one day That’s what’s happening.

As I hang my head over my toilet like a drunk, hungover or pregnant person, here’s my review on Polyvore.

One of my besties introduced me to this app, and tbh I’m very impressed. As you must know by now, I usually buy clothes around Christmas time – sometimes not at all… I actually still own outfits that I fitted into at the age of 16, no lie.

The way I look at it is – I own a washing machine. So, clothes go inside of that washing machine, as does fabric softener/detergent. Join us here tomorrow for a review of Calgon – ’cause “washing machines live longer with” them. “BANG and the limescale* is gone!” Oops, sorry, wrong ad…

Back to Polyvore, the app for those who lack fashionista/beautista qualities. Basically, what this app says to me is that I’m someone who doesn’t know how to put an outfit/look together, so – rather than wracking my four and a half braincells trying to choose various garments/makeup to match, just use Polyvore. It’s simpler and easier to mix & match, showing you exactly where you should be purchasing clothes/cosmetics from.

I love it. I don’t think colour co-ordination has ever been my weakness – neither has outfit choosing -but I think it’s good to know the latest fashion trends, even if I’m going to go against them… It’s got to be said that I love the smart-casual options I’m seeing on there, unlike seeing a bank balance of £0.20p. 😆

There you go, I love Polyvore, a lot vore than I thought I would… Poly, Poly, Poly! Vore, Vore, VORE! When life gives you Polies ask for VORE.

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Eva Bra

Wow. If this story doesn’t tug at your heartstrings so hard that they come off, are you human?

So, a Mexican student called Julian Rios Cantu was 13 when his mother was diagnosed with breast cancer and had to go through a DOUBLE mastectomy! The family’s life changed forever, and it’s affected the poor guy so much that he promised to revolutionise the diagnosis of breast cancer, preventing mastectomies for other women.

At the age of 18, Julian and his three friends created ‘Eva’, the sensory bra that monitors the shape, texture, colour, and temperature of each breast – to determine whether there are cancerous cells that could put women at risk.

If you’re looking for more information on this bra, there’s a video posted onto Higia Technologies (the company that Julian has founded) explaining how it works and was made.

Eva is made up of 200 small, tactile biosensors that map out the surface of each breast and its results recorded via the bra and sent to an app, alerting the wearers of changes.

In the video it states that customers only need to wear Eva for one hour a week to have the results registered. Cantu dreams of Eva being less painful than mammograms, giving better results than an ultrasound. He’s also dubbed it the: “autoexploration bra”.

Want to find out more? Click here to watch the Spanish video tutorial.

Yes, the Eva bra might just be a prototype right now, but I think it’s a brilliant idea that’ll gain large, widespread funding. Want to stay in the loop? Subscribe the Higia Technologies’ newsletter now – available in English and Spanish.

I think Julian deserves a Mexican knighthood. What an absolute teen prodigy, and inventorial legend. The student turned entrepreneur has gone on to win the top prize at the Global Student Entrepreneur Awards in Germany.

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This post is for people who might come across my blog via search engines or social-media, and who want to know whether blogging is all it’s cracked up to be. I promise I won’t be biased in my response…

Blogging, for me, is stress relief. The stresses of life really affect us in more ways than we realise… That’s why it’s vital to have something we can do to release the tensions or frustrations – I do so through blogging. I’m not a frustrated person, but I do find that my levels of communication (albeit good) are nowhere as strong as my writing – where expression is concerned…

I may over-grammar (or sometimes not grammar at all), and I may not know how to spell the most basic of words sometimes, which results in me reposting something a billion times in an attempt to get it right. That’s only because I think fast and post faster, okay? 😆

Anyway, I use blogging as a means of expressing myself. I love to write. When I was young, I used to want to be like Tracy Beaker or her foster mum, Cam. I would write short stories and do little illustrations, posting them through the gap under the door for my mum to read in the morning. She was, and probably still is, my biggest fan. 😂

So, should you?

If you’re a fan of writing and could write for DAYS, WEEKS, MONTHS, YEARS, DECADES, AND CENTURIES AS WELL AS THE AFTERLIFE… Do it. Get writing a blog. You honestly won’t regret it. You’ll meet like-minded people, grow a following and have your words read by many. You never know the effects you can have on someone through your writing. I get people from all over the World reading mine, if WordPress‘ stats are to be believed…

The main things you should consider when making a blog are: what are you passionate about? What can you write lots about? What type of people do you want to attract? Who’d you want to be reading it? What’s the style and tone-of-voice of your blog? How do you want to be perceived in your writing?

All of this matters, it shows off your personality to the virtual world. That, that right there is a sign that you’re doing it write. 😘💖

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* NOT-SO BREAKING NEWS *

My writing is going ‘Down Under‘, soon! No, for real… I’m going to be writing a guest blog post for an Australian website.

“BONZA! G’DAY MATE! HOW ARE YA, THIS ARVO?” I’m allergic to Kiwi.

Kangaroos, you’d better get ready, ’cause I’m about to JUMP on this Aussie bandwagon quicker than you can breed…

That’s it, I’ve also got ‘Nothing (more) To Declare’.