As summer approaches, i’m stumbling across more and more gorgeous gingham pieces that are slowly taking over my wishlist! YES TO ALL. Hollie xo
A bloggers cliche, sure, but here’s a few beauty faves I’ve loved throughout April!
&otherstories have such a gorgeous range of beauty and skincare products, my faves are this Morroccan Tea hand lotion and the Punk Bouquet body mist. The fragrance range is to die for, so there are many others that I adore. I’m sure they’ll be popping up more in the blog over time!
A fairly new favourite for me, but some products from The Ordinary line kept popping up over blogs and instagram I follow, so eventually I caved and I’m not disappointed thus far! I went for the Niacinamide + Zinc Serum, and the Vitamin C + HA Spheres Treatment. I haven’t used them for too long yet, but they’re lovely to apply and seem to definitely brighten my skin!
These adorable little lip products are my Spring Staple at the moment. Highly pigmented, easy to apply, and available in a wide variety of bright, beautiful colours – they’re perfect for quick and easy application, and a gorgeous addition to your makeup! Deffo recommend.
Matte lips have been a favourite for a long time, but over the past few months I’ve been collecting some of the colours in both of these ranges, and I must say I’m in love. Perfect for minimal makeup, or totally striking looks.
Bought some new colours for spring in the speedy range, which are perfect for if you’re like me and can’t stand waiting for your nails to dry. But I also couldn’t resist dipping into the gorgeous Molten Metal collection and I adore this gold shade!
I bought Herbalism recently and it’s such a lovely cleanser, I love almost everything Lush create but this one is so refreshing for my skin, definite fave!
I was also looking for a body lotion that’s light and fast drying, when I came across Palmers coconut oil body lotion. I love their products and this one in particular for their lovely formulas, and the fact they’re paraben free 💕
What are your current beauty faves? Feel free to send some recommendations my way!
Lots of love
I follow a bunch of fashion bloggers, one of my favourites being Polienne. Her style is something that really inspires me, and I end up lusting over many of the pieces she buys!
Recently all I’ve been seeing is straw baskets, and when I saw Polienne wearing this gorgeous Zara one, I was won over.
And so, just like that, I’m on the Straw Bandwagon, and an owner of a few gorgeous straw detail pieces. Including that same bag 💕
Zara have a gorgeous range of straw baskets and woven bags, but ASOS, Bellerose and Mango have a few gorgeous pieces too. Definitely a new obsession!
What’s your favourite Straw Basket outfit combo?
Lots of love,
Pinterest = Lifesaver. So I thought I’d give it some love with a little blogpost.
Whether it’s recipes, life hacks, visual triggers, craft ideas, fashion updates or beauty..Pinterest has it all. It’s completely full of inspiration.
Personally, I use Pinterest mostly for visual triggers and fashion. Outfit ideas, seasonal lookbooks and fashion week updates give inspiration for my wardrobe and daily outfits.
Feel free to check out my Pinterest here!
Some of my current favourite Pinterest outfit inspirations below 💕
I adore the minimalist trend with good reason. Good quality basics, classic designs and simple styles – yet they’re anything but boring. Throw in some oversized pieces, and clash some classic and modern designs for some perfect minimalist outfits!
This is one of my favourite minimal outfits. A black skater pinafore, white tee, oversized wool coat and black platform boots – from NewLook – they don’t sell them anymore but they have some similar on LaRedoute or ASOS (go have a gander at some midseason sales!) ✔️
Some more minimalist trend outfit inspiration below!
Lots of love,
Smart shirt + comfy jeans + heeled boots = ready for both Casual Friday, and Monday motivation.
I’ve been lusting over these Pull&Bear distressed mom jeans for a while, but finally caved. No buyers remorse here!
They’re comfy, cute and perfect for those smart-casual clashing outfits. With this outfit I thought I’d go for a simple dark blue striped shirt tucked in for the smart element. Due to the mostly casual nature, I dressed it up with my favourite black fluffy bomber jacket, brown embellished cross-body bag and heeled boots.
Lots of love
…And I should read again. Thought I’d do a little shoutout to some of my all time favourite books!
1# WE SHOULD ALL BE FEMINISTS – CHIMAMANDA NGOZI ADICHIE
When I first started learning about the word ‘Feminism’ and everything it represents, it was hard to know where to start. As you know, there are many varying opinions both for and against feminism. Feminism opposition can also make it hard to know what to think.
Luckily, there are amazing people out there, writing, teaching and representing feminism. This little book is a fantastic insight into the world of feminism and how it affects real people across the world. It only took me about 20 minutes to read, but totally made me proud to call myself a Feminist – and taught me how to use anger for a positive cause. Worth reading!!
2# EVERYDAY ENLIGHTENMENT
This book was one I stumbled across by accident in a bookstore, but has definitely become an all time fave. Beautifully written, it covers many perfect ways to bring mindfulness, meditation and the teachings of the dhammapada into everyday life. So so so useful.
3# MILK AND HONEY – RUPI KAUR
Sinple. Beautiful. And mostly, relatable. Girls, if you have ever been in a compromising or upsetting position because of a guy – or have had your heart broken by anyone, this one will make you feel so much less alone.
Relatable scenarios played out in heart-wrenching poems, followed by healthy, positive messages. All the while intertwined with some serious female-empowerment vibes, it’s perfect for falling in love, being in love, falling out of love, and moving on.
4# REASONS TO STAY ALIVE – MATT HAIG
Lastly, this bloody lovely little book. If you have, or know anyone, with mental illness – or even if you just want to know more about the subject – this is absolutely brilliant. Written by someone who went through a period of crippling anxiety and depression, it has so many amazingly relatable stories and powerful lessons. It truly opens your mind to new perspectives on mental illness.
Covering everything from the work of Fredrick Nietzsche, to The Buddha himself, it goes into depth about existentialism throughout time, and ways you can handle it in a society that has changed a LOT. But it’s not all too deep. Tweets from his audience are thrown in, along with lists of suggestions or tips that he finds useful. It makes this book perfectly rounded into a very personal, tear-jerking, funny, relatable, descriptive insight into the world of mental health.
I find reading really difficult these days, as I struggle to focus on books for long periods of time – but these books really kept me hooked and I find myself returning to them pretty often.
They’ve taught me many things, so I thought I’d share in case anyone else might benefit from them. I’m always open to other book suggestions particularly on these topics so feel free to contact me💜
Lots of love,
Perfect for the spring/summer months, and adorably eccentric. Going to be investing in some of these soon! I want all of them!
They work well with comfy outfits, and add a lot of colour and detail to a basic outfit. They’re pretty versatile too. Pair with skinnies or culottes, and a comfy shirt or sweater. Gorgeous!
Lots of love,