You da Bomb

November 13, 2017

Last winter I was overwhelmed with jealousy. Someone I follow on Instagram posted a photo of herself in the snow with a massive pink smoke bomb. I scoured the internet with no luck. All I could find were some seriously fancy, unreasonably expensive, super legit color bombs that were based in the UK. So lame.

Nevertheless she persisted. I was determined to make this Insta-dream a reality. I recruited my co-worker and friend Mark, who is always down for a photography project, and sought out some affordable smoke bombs.

I’ll share a not-so-secret with you. I hate gender reveal parties. My boyfriend thinks this makes me judgemental, perhaps he’s correct. Either way, I found myself purchasing some gender reveal party merch in order to make my photo effect dreams come true. For just $20, you get 2 blue smoke bombs and 2 pink! For this particular project I only needed the pink, so stay tuned for the first snowy day when I decide to whip out my “it’s a boy” smoke bomb! I liked the exact explosives at the bottom. 

If you decide to do this, I advise choosing a day that isn’t 30 degrees and windy. Perhaps avoid a body of water. I made all of these mistakes and my photos didn’t come out as amazing as I would have liked. Also, be sure to match your outfit. I had this sweet Elizabeth and James bomber that I rented (duh) from Rent the Runway.


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Retired scene queen living in Astoria, New York with my boyfriend Ben. Accidentally started blogging in 2011, haven't stopped since. Lover of Nutella, hater of white jeans after labor day. Graduate of Suffolk University with a degree in Sociology. During the day I work for Petrossian Caviar, the world's largest caviar supplier and buyer. I have a wonderful life, and I'm excited to share it with you. Also, I have seen every episode of Law & Order: SVU.