Fun with Macro

It was a lazy Sunday, girls were playing on their own and little baby was sleeping. Husband was out for emergency work so I had some time to myself. I decided to take some photos instead of catching up on some much needed sleep. I used a 50mm prime lens and a reverse ring to turn it into a macro lens. Here are some shots where we take a much closer look on some beautiful things. Can you spot what they are?


Dior My Lady


Sometimes, some fine glitters or shimmers are not detectable with a naked eye. Especially when you’re not paying attention.


Dior My Lady blush


And then there are other times when things just aren’t that beautiful up close.


Dior Rosy Glow


Just like in life, when we nit pick on little things, or when we’re just too uptight, things can look messy. But when we take a step back, a little mess here and there add character and colour to our being.


Dior Spring


Also, nothingΒ is perfect. Don’t envy others because everyone’s got their own problems. I didn’t realize my Meteorites case was flawed until I zoomed in and took a closer look.


flawed packaging


Then again, when something looks this gorgeous…


shiny ball


it can look even more beautiful up close


Guerlain ball


Such is life. Unpredictable and exciting. We can either make it a stressful one, or we can go along for a ride and make it ours.


dreamy orchid


Who knew an orchid can be so dreamy up close?


xoxo Lily



  • LOVE LOVE LOVE this post. Gorgeous pics, and amazing words. xx

    • Lily

      Thanks Tracy. Those words just came to me as I was editing the photos. So, I just wrote it down and the post was ready in 5 minutes. Haha!

  • Hey Lily, nice shots! I know what you mean. There are some things that are much cooler in real life than in macro shots, and vice versa! I’m really going to save up for a proper macro lens now that I am addicted to Olloclip πŸ™‚

    • Lily

      I love your Olloclip shots on Instagram! Wish I could get one for my phone, but they don’t have one for Samsung Note. I’d love to save up for a macro lens too, but I guess this reverse ring works for the time being.

  • Hi Lily,
    those shots are so beautiful. I love seeing things that bare eye can’t see through your lens. Cosmetics products are really pretty under macro, thanks so much for sharing (and taking the photos instead of catching up sleep ;-))

    • Lily

      Hey Sara, any time πŸ™‚ I didn’t realize there are micro shimmers in that meteorite, and the little blue veins as well. Little details that I missed out with my naked eye!

  • so, SO gorgeous! those guerlain meteorites are insanely beautiful πŸ™‚

    • Lily

      Yes, I was so tempted to photograph each and every different coloured ball. LOL!

  • Wow, all these shots are gooooooooooooorgeous <3

    • Lily

      Thank you Melissa. I was just playing around, as amateurs do πŸ™‚

  • Jaa

    I screeeeeammmm! πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ ‘Cuz… y’know my love for macro shots! ^_^ Beautiful photos, beautiful words, beautiful post, Lily! Now go get some sleep. Hehe <3

    • Lily

      Lol thanks Jaa. I love your macro shots! I need to save up for a proper lens but this will do in the meantime πŸ™‚

  • Liz

    That’s a lot of Dior! And so true about not envying others – pretty much the most useless brain activity. Hope you’re having a wonderful day. <3

    • Lily

      The green eye monster can come and go. It’s only normal but those that don’t go away are not good for the soul πŸ™‚ And yes, wonderful busy days until after the Chinese New Year!

  • Shu Ting

    Somehow close up of Orchid never fail to remind me of a lady’s erm… p-p. πŸ˜€ Sorry!! The photos are beautiful, esp the meteorites balls! xxx

    • Lily

      Wahahahaha! Thanks for making my day πŸ˜€

  • Dain

    Beautiful photos they are.. and lovely captions.. i smiled reading this post ;D

    • Lily

      Thank you Dain and I’m so happy to have brought a smile on your face. Made my day!