Uncategorised Showing the single result Default sorting Sort by popularity Sort by average rating Sort by latest Sort by price: low to high Sort by price: high to low The Blogger Package Read more No Comments Is the blogging over? Miss your little catch ups Reply I’m not sure at the moment. The blog has had a lot of technical difficulties, plus I’ve not really felt like writing for a long time 🙁 I hope I’ll be back one day but I can’t promise x Reply Great review, thank you. Am totally thrilled with the brand. Already have some products at home and find my skin is absolutely in top shape 🙂 Reply I’m glad you liked the review 🙂 Reply Omg that Disney wallet is so adorable! And absolutely loved the cake too! Happy belated birthday to you Holly xx Reply I love the wallet so much and the cake was delicious!! Thank you 🙂 xx Reply Wow it’s been a busy month for the house! It’s looking good though – I do love those vertical radiators! So many goodies for your birthday too! I hope you had a great day! Reply It’s been super busy and we’ve still got more work to do! I love the vertical radiators too, they look so sleek. I had a great day, thank you, I got to eat so much food 😂😂 Reply Belated happy birthday, I’m so glad you had a good one – that hamper looks amazing! Sorry to hear about your first plasterer, I think tradesmen can pick and choose at the moment, which is great for them but obviously not to good for the rest of us 😦 And your red hair looks GORGEOUS, so vibrant! xx Reply Thank you 😘😘 yeah we were so annoyed but so glad we found someone amazing to do it for us! Thank you, it’s fading so quickly though so I might have to find a permanent colour 😊😊 xx Reply I literally love your hair so much! It looks amazing, and I love that you’re using renewable energy! Reply Thank you 😘😘 yeah we’re so happy we opted for renewable energy 😊😊 xx Reply Great suggestions! I hadn’t heard of a lot of these but they all look great for saving money, and I love the sound of vouchercodes! Thanks for sharing x Reply Thank you! 🙂 I hope you can save some money 🙂 x Reply I’ve not heard of these before but it’s interesting that this is becoming more prevalent. It’s great if consumers can find ways to save money and be encouraged to do so. Thanks for sharing — I’ll have to look into some of them! Reply Yeah, there loads more that I didn’t mention, purely because I’ve never used them so can’t vouch for their validity! I hope you make some savings using the ones I love and use 🙂 Reply Wow! I haven’t heard of any of these sites before but they sound amazing. I’m always looking to save money so I’ll check them out. Reply Glad it was useful, I hope you make some savings 🙂 Reply Thank you for this list. I use Topcashback & Quidco, but going to look at the ones of your list 📃👍😁 Reply I always forget about Quidco! I used it once recently but the time before that was about 3 years ago, oops! Reply This looks delicious, and super easy! Thai food is healthy, easy and full of flavour. I must give this recipe a try, thanks for a great dinner! Reply I hope you enjoy it 🙂 Reply Thanks for sharing what you have been doing last month, it seems you have been busy, the pins look lovely 🙂 Reply Thanks for reading, Nic 🙂 Yes, we’ve definitely been busy!! 🙂 Reply Your pink Adidas & your hair colour are GOALS Holly! So sweet – plus I love how long your hair is! They look lush x Reply Thanks Simona, I can’t wait to wear my trainers out somewhere 🙂 x Reply You definitely had a busy month! Your hair! Your shoes! Your pins! All so colourful, I love it! My June was very work-oriented and very busy by the end of it. I felt like I could sleep for a week! x Reply It felt never-ending to be honest! Thank you, glad you like them 🙂 I hope you manage to get some down time 🙂 x Reply I love your hair! It sounds like you’ve had a busy month of renovations but I love seeing the progress you’ve made x Reply Thanks Della. Yes, it’s been super busy, I can’t wait until it’s over! x Reply I love this update on your life Holly, it’s great to have an informal catch-up for your readers 🙂 I love your new hair! x Reply Thank Eleanor! I’m thinking about changing my hair but I can’t decide if it’s worth the hassle lol x Reply I have seen Temple Spa everywhere, but have yet to try them! I might check them out when I run out of my current products x Reply They have so many different products, there’ll definitely be something to suit your skin type 🙂 x Reply Your hair is absolutely gorgeous! I love the colour. And those trainers, ugh they are so nice!! Well done on your win! The pins are lovely. Looking forward to seeing more of the renovations, it always feel so satisfying once it’s all done. Reply I absolutely love my trainers but I don’t want to wear them because I’m so clumsy and always scuff new shoes whenever I wear them out for the first time lol!!! Reply Wow, you did have a busy month! I love your hair, it looks so vibrant. And congrats on winning a new desk and some pins – my favourite is the little dragon, my daughter would love him 🙂 Reply Thanks Lisa 🙂 I love the colour but it fades so fast!! The little dragon is actually a Thestral from Harry Potter 🙂 x Reply Such a busy month for you! I bet you will be happy when the kitchen is complete! I look forward to seeing the update! Lucky you winning the pins – you obviously didn’t have enough already! 😄 Reply It was very busy and I will be extremely happy when the kitchen is done 🙂 Ha, yes, I don’t have very many pins in my collection! Reply Love catch up posts! I really love your hair, I mean that colour is to die for! Can’t wait to see how the renovations will work out at the end and absolutely in awe by the views from your garden x Reply Thank you, it’s faded so much since the photo was taken though so I think I might try a different colour!! Thank you, I can’t wait to see either 🙂 x Reply Ohhhhhh I was after a great recipe for paella and I will need to try this one! I love paella and miss eating it, but never thought about making it myself as it always seemed like such a long thing to make, so this is great! Thank you Holly xx Reply I love this recipe because it’s so easy to make. Even if you don’t have an air fryer, you can adapt it to a saucepan 🙂 x Reply These sound so good, but not sure that they would be worth the price, I think you really need to love something to spend so much on it. It’s still fun to try out some new products though! Corinne x Reply I definitely feel like it’s made a difference to my skin, it’s not red after I use the products. I just have to work out if it’s worth the cost or if I can find a suitable alternative 🙂 x Reply Eeek, I definitely agree with you on the price point for the moisturiser. It sounds great, but I don’t know if I could work it into my budget without feeling guilty!x Reply I’m thinking a birthday treat. I usually treat myself to a tattoo on my birthday but maybe I’ll go with a moisturiser instead this year 🙂 x Reply I’ve heard so many good things about temple spa, I’ve tried the cleansing mask but not any of the sensitive skincare range! Thanks for sharing x Reply I didn’t know they did a mask, I’ll have to look into that 🙂 xx Reply What a gorgeous review! My skin goes through phases of being sensitive but Temple Spa bits always soothes and makes it better. Can’t rate another brand! Rosie Reply Thank you 🙂 I find that Dermalogica is another brand that doesn’t irritate my skin 🙂 x Reply The cleansing creme sounds lovely! Glad this brand seems to work well for you but yikes that’s pricey! Totally understand why you’d buy it as a treat now and then. Saph x http://www.simplysaph.co.uk Reply Yeah, I think they’re birthday treat products rather than everyday! xx Reply I’ve never actually tried anything from Temple Spa. They sound great and I always hear good things but it’s definitely important not to splash out if you can find alternatives which are just as good but a fraction of the price. They are a bit pricey! x Reply Definitely, or see whether they have sample sizes to try out 🙂 x Reply I love how honest your review is! I’ve recently received some Temple Spa products and I absolutely love some of them, especially the face mask xx Reply Thank you! I definitely need to try more of their products as they worked really well for my skin 🙂 xx Reply I haven’t tried this brand before, but I like your descriptions – especially the cleansing cream! I’ve been looking for something that’s good for make up removal, I’ve been using a bar recently that’s fantastic for make up removal and doesn’t irritate my skin, however it does leave me feeling greasy afterwards, and I then feel like I have to wash my face again to get rid of that which obviously I don’t want! Did you use all three of these together? How did that leave your skin feeling? I tend to find if I have to use more than one or two things then my skin feels heavy and not fresh for the day Reply Oh no, nothing worse than having to clean off the cleanser because it’s greasy! Yes, I probably should have said I used them all together and it left my skin feeling fresh and not heavy at all 🙂 Reply That’s good! I might have a look into them and see if they have some sample sizes to try first – it’s a bit pricey otherwise! Reply That’s a great idea! Reply hi, how quick was your shipping? Reply I think it arrived within a week. Reply I’ve just bought an omelette maker and am looking forward to using it. Previously I had to put my grill to very hot, wait 15 minutes. cook the omelette on the hob until the bottom set the put the pan under the (the handles come off. This seems likely to be much faster and need less intervention. Reply Oh no, that sounds like it was a lot of hassle! I hope your omelette maker is much easier to use 🙂 Reply Thanks for sharing what you have been up to the last month, not a lot for me at the moment apart from work, the skirt is lovely, bit probably to long for me!! Reply I know that feeling, been working a lot too! I’m quite tall so I like a long skirt 🙂 xx Reply Spring is my favourite season too! I love when all the flowers start blooming and the days start getting longer, my spring is your autumn time though haha being on the other side of the world 😛 Reply Oh yeah, you’ve got a way to go until spring then 😀 Reply Those tiramisu puddings looks yummy! Love your look with the leather jacket, it suits you x Reply Thank you so much! I just need to stop wearing jogging bottoms so I can actually wear the jacket out lol 🙂 xx Reply I don’t know, the jacket could look nice with the right pair of joggers 😊 Reply Probably but I only have bright pink or grey lol Reply That skirt is beautiful! Sometimes it can be a right pain to find the right size but in this case it sounds like it was worth it 🙂 the holly pyjamas are cute too x Reply It was definitely worth it for this skirt lol! Thank you, I love my new pjs 🙂 xx Reply That burger oh my! looks so yummy. Also I love your cute floral skirt. Looks like you had a fabulous April, thank you also for reminding me I also need to do my monthly catch up post which will now be up some point next week haha xx Reply I know right? I can’t stop thinking about the burger! Ha, you’re welcome, glad I reminded you xx Reply Thanks for sharing, your review of the Wellbox, I have had the Buddy box from Blurt before, this looks a lovely way to relax and treat yourself 🙂 Reply I’ll have to check out Blurt! 🙂 Reply Oooh I absolutely love that skirt! It is gorgeous! Love, Amie ❤The Curvaceous Vegan Reply I’m so in love with it! I just need somewhere to wear it now 🤣 Reply Wow…….love the floral skirt. It is so lovely! Thank you for sharing. Reply Thank you, I absolutely love it ☺️ x Reply The skirt is so pretty and I’m not going to lie the burger looks absolutely amazing! Sounds like the garden is coming along really well too x Reply I love the skirt so much and I can’t stop thinking about the burger lol It’s really slow progress but we’re getting there 🙂 x Reply That burger looks amazing and I love that skirt on you! Great post and lovely round up xx Reply Thank you, I’m so happy I got the skirt, it’s so pretty xx Reply Good luck and have fun with your garden! I’m also in the middle of a garden project- making more raised beds and a better fencing- so I get the feeling! It’s be worth it once everything is planted. Great post! Reply Thank you! Oh, I hope your project is going well x Reply That burger looks incredible, I wish I could get my hands on it! The skirt from H&M is so beautiful, you were very lucky to get your hands on! Good luck with the garden project, can’t wait to see how it turns out!x Reply It was such an amazing burger, I can’t stop thinking about it! I’m so glad I got the skirt, I just have to find somewhere to wear it now 😂 thank you, I can’t wait for it to be over x Reply Oh wow what a box, looks like you got yourself a right treat there!! I want it all but bigger. Shame there were no gifts for your cat haha. Maybe that could be your dragons den moment….gift boxes for the whole family and the pets. Maybe not the goldfish though. He is a tosser Reply Yeah it was such a lovely treat box 🙂 Lol, I think there are companies that do pet boxes with treats for the humans as well, but not for that goldfish though! Reply This looks great! I gave a friend a care package for her birthday back in February as I knew she had been struggling and she loved it. I got it from Blurt Foundation. Reply Aww, that’s really lovely of you! I’ll have to check the Blurt Foundation out 🙂 x Reply These gift boxes are such a lovely idea and include so many fab items for a pamper night x Reply I just loved the idea, especially as each box gives a donation to charity too 🙂 x Reply This box is jam packed with my kind of goodies!! I love the idea of a well box – so needed after the year we’ve all had! Rosie Reply It’s such a great idea and everything has been really well-thought out 🙂 x Reply These gift boxes seem like a nice idea, they’d make for a good gift for my partner but not for me, do they have boxes that are more geared to those who identify as male and don’t normally use the above self-care kinds of gifts? Reply They do indeed have health and mental wellbeing boxes for people who identify as male, plus all the food/drink boxes are ungendered 🙂 Reply Love the idea behind this box! Mostly after the last year it’s an amazing idea to give a small gifts to your friends and family! Love the sounds of the candle and bath crystals x Reply It’s such a great idea isn’t it? I love the thought of someone getting a lovely surprise in the post!! I think I love the candle the best, it smells incredible 🙂 x Reply Omg I missed this!! But glad to have caught up now! Hope you and J have been going on lots of nice adventures now things have opened up slightly. My friends Amanda and Charlie should be visiting me next week. Can’t wait to see them and have a jam Reply Thanks for reading Kathy 🙂 We haven’t been going out yet to be honest but we didn’t really go out much to start with lol. Awww, that sounds loads of fun, hope you have a great time 🙂 x Reply Thanks for sharing what you have been up to, I’m glad you have your first vaccination, also that you have been enjoying the weather, plus the pin badge is lovely 🙂 Reply Thanks Nic, I can’t wait to get my second vaccine now 🙂 I love the pin too 🙂 x Reply I’m so pleased that you had your Covid vaccine lovely, I hope you felt ok afterwards! I’m waiting to have my second one now which will hopefully be soon! Those tiramisus look delicious, I would love to eat one of them right now! x Lucy | http://www.lucymary.co.uk Reply Thank you! I felt okay for a couple of days but then felt really snuffly! I hope you get your second one soon!! Yeah, the tiramisus were so delicious 🙂 x Reply It sounds like you had a lovely March and those puddings look delicious!! March has been a busy month for me but I’m loving the warmer weather x Reply Thank Della, the puddings were so delicious!! 🙂 I’m glad you’re loving the warmer weather 🙂 x Reply Thanks for sharing your things you like about spring, I do like the when the flowers are out and the trees are in blossom too 🙂 Reply The flowers just make everything feel brighter because they’re such pretty colours 🙂 x Reply Ahh I’m so glad you’ve had your first vaccine & Mr Bear is enjoying being outside! His little face always makes me smile so much! Love, Amie ❤ The Curvaceous Vegan Reply Thank you, I’m glad I got it too!! I’m glad Mr Bear makes you smile 🙂 xx Reply I adore Spring for all these reasons! I love that I can spend more time outside. xoxo Lovely http://www.mynameislovely.com Reply Spending more time outside is the best! 🙂 Reply I can’t wait for the F1 to start next weekend! I love seeing lambs and flowers starting to bloom too 🙂 Reply I’m super excited for the start of the season! 🙂 Reply Spring is my favorite season and I like to read your list of things which you like about Spring. New Post – https://www.exclusivebeautydiary.com/2021/03/face-cleansers-exfoliators.html Reply Thank you 🙂 I can’t decide if I love spring or summer more! Reply Thanks for sharing your collection, you have some nice ones 🙂 Reply Thank you 🙂 Reply Great post! I love spring and how it always feels like a new beginning and that the weather is so lovely xx Reply Thank you! I feel the same 🙂 xx Reply So many of these are true for me I love Spring it really lifts my mood Reply Same, I always feel better when spring comes! Reply Absolutely love your collections! i have some from Punky Pins too and really love them, but the ramen and sushi one were amazing! Thank you forsharing x Reply Thank you! I love Punky Pins, they have so many great pins 🙂 x Reply I love the sound of this serum but it is quite high on the budget for me! I know that you get what you pay for but I would be wary of spending this much unless it was a miracle worker! Rosie Reply I know exactly what you mean, and it can be such a gamble whether a product will work for you or not! x Reply I do love the Spring and my favourite thing about it is knowing that the evenings are going to be lighter and the days are going to be longer! x Lucy | http://www.lucymary.co.uk Reply I can’t wait for longer evenings! 🙂 x Reply Yes to all of these! The only thing I don’t like about Spring is my hay fever but other than that, I love it. I can’t wait for the lighter nights and being able to sit in the garden! Reply Mine seems to be under control, although I think that’s because I have asthma instead now lol. Reply I totally agree with you, my mental health also gets much better during this season. Spring is my favorite time of the year. I just love everything about it. Antonia || Sweet Passions Reply I also love it when spring starts turning into summer and it’s warm, but not hot 🙂 x Reply I certainly find it easier to wake up in the morning once we start moving into spring, I can really struggle with my sleep cycle over autumn and winter. It’s also nice when the weather is nice enough that you can still wear a jumper or a t-shirt. I hate summer because it’s just too hot most the time. What are your thoughts on summer? Reply Yes, my sleep cycle is awful in winter! Hmmm, I have equal love and hate for summer; there are things I love like annual leave and my birthday, but I hate it when it’s too hot and when there are wasps everywhere! Reply Completely agree on all these! I love spending time out and seeing nature make its course with new flowers, trees blooming and bees around! The early mornings are easier when the sun is rising or already out! Thanks for sharing x Reply There’s just something so peaceful about it! 🙂 x Reply What a gorgeous house and garden you have for a start. I love spring and this year it feels even more like a new beginning with restrictions beginning to lift a little and with schools going back, it’s almost like a fresh start which is what spring always feels like. Plus I love Lambs! They are just the cutest x Reply Ah thank you 🙂 Yes, it does feel like that, doesn’t it? I love it when lambs bounce all over the place 🙂 x Reply All of these, yes yes yes! Waking up today when the sun was awake before me has started my day off in such a good way. I also cannot wait for Easter eggs. I’m usually on a diet and careful but this year I think sod it, I’m going for it. Give me alll the chocolate! Rosie Reply I love waking up and opening the curtains to it being light outside!! Ha, I’ve just started tracking what I eat because I can’t fit into any of my work clothes at the moment. I’ll probably get an Easter egg but eat it really slowly! Reply I am just so excited for the nice weather and the sun!! Jenna ♥ Stay in touch? Life of an Earth Muffin Reply Me too, I can’t wait 🙂 Reply I’m with you on all these! I love being outside though, so the lovely flowers coming through make it more enjoyable. The lighter mornings also make it easier to get up too and be more productive. And then all the Easter treats… just after I’ve got over all the Christmas treats! Reply Lovely flowers definitely make being outside more enjoyable! Ha, yes ALL the treats! 🙂 Reply I love the orca one! I used to love these pins as a teenager. I ended up giving all of mine away to a younger girl I knew through family friends. She still loves hers, I had loads! Rosie Reply I love that one too! Aww, I’m glad you gave them to someone who appreciates them 🙂 xx Reply These look great! I’m not a collector, but I do love enamel pins 🙂 Reply Thank you 🙂 xx Reply Those pins are so cute! I think the polaroid Disney one is my favorite – but they are all so cute! Jenna ♥ Stay in touch? Life of an Earth Muffin Reply I love that one too. I’m not sure I could ever choose a favourite lol xx Reply I love all of these pins especially the biscuit one and the polaroid – so so cute xx Reply The biscuit pin is so cute, I love all those biscuits! I love the polaroid one too 🙂 xx Reply I love the quality of pins from punky pins, they’re always so good. I really love the look of the Polaroid pin too! It’s really pretty x Reply I was really impressed with Punky Pins, I might have to get more!! I love the Polaroid pin, I really want the Minnie Mouse one too 🙂 x Reply Love the way the liquid lipstick 💄 goes on and stays on. My favorite is Dolce K. I get numerous compliments. Reply I’ve not tried that one, I’ll have to check out the colour 🙂 xx Reply I love this catch-up from January, and I think those food choices look gorgeous 🙂 I’ll check out these bloggers x Reply Thank you 🙂 xx Reply Thanks for sharing what you have been up to in January 🙂 Reply Thank you for reading 🙂 xx Reply This time of year always goes so fast for me because the weather is so nice. Summer always drags and feels like 50 years ha. The colour of your hair is stunning btw. Siobhan ♡ | Vegan Babe Life Reply I’m the opposite lol, I find that winter drags and summer goes way too fast! Thank you 🙂 xx Reply Your hair is absolutely gorgeous, what a vibrant shade! And I’m very intrigued to see what you think of the Dermalogica neck contour cream, that’s such a good idea to include a roller applicator. Good luck with the new jigsaw 🙂 Reply Thanks Lisa 🙂 It’s certainly different to anything I’ve tried before, I can’t wait to share what I think 🙂 xx Reply I love the shade of your hair and the Tangled pin! Hope you have a great February x Reply Thank you so much, I’m loving my hair colour at the moment 🙂 Have a great February too 🙂 xx Reply Ooh that pin is gorgeous and I love the purple in your hair! Hope February is a good month for you! Reply Thank you so much 🙂 Hope you have a lovely February 🙂 xx Reply Your kick starter pin looks incredible! I also pledged for a pin this month for the first time ever. Really love advertiser’s too x Reply I absolutely love it. Oooh, what did you pledge for? 🙂 xx Reply Thank you for including me 🙂 Helen Tea in the Tub Reply You’re more than welcome 🙂 xx Reply I’ve not read any of these books but I’ve just finished Where The Crawdads Sing which was AMAZING! And I’m halfway through re-reading the His Dark Materials Trilogy, which is even better than I remember 🙂 x Reply I’ve heard so many things about Where The Crawdads Sing, I might have to get a copy 🙂 I’ve not read His Dark Materials before! 🙂 xx Reply I’ve never tried any serums actually, but as a skincare fan I really need to try some out, so thank you for the recommendations. Great post x Reply Oooh, I love a serum, I’d recommend checking some out 🙂 xx Reply it sounds great and always heard good things about Dermalogica, but guess it’s not the right time to splurge on an eye serum. Thank you for sharing x Reply I love most of the Dermalogica products I’ve tried out! Their products are definitely on the pricier side, so not great if you’re trying to save up, but great if you fancy a splurge! 🙂 xx Reply I always wonder about eye serums and how effective they are. It sounds like this is a good one but maybe not so effective on fine lines (which I have a LOT of!). Thank you for your honest review, it’s good to hear the cons as well as the pros 🙂 Reply I love that it’s done wonders for my dark circles 😀 I’m glad you liked the review 🙂 xx Reply I am reading The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue. It is sooo good. You’ll have to check it out. Helen Tea in the Tub Reply Thanks for the recommendation Helen 🙂 xx Reply Im currently reading ‘What you did’ by Claire McGowan. I was gifted a Kindle Paperwhite for Christmas as well as Prime books, this is the first book I’ve downloaded and I cannot stop reading it! Its really gripping, highly recommend. Reply Oh, I’ve just read the synopsis and it sounds exactly like the kind of book I love!! Thanks for the recommendation 🙂 xx Reply I’m yet to read midnight sun, in fact I may start reading it after I finish typing this. I love/d Twilight so good to see Edwards side of the story. x Zoey | http://www.zoeyolivia.com Reply I hope you enjoy it 🙂 xx Reply I do love a good crime/mystery novel so I’m definitely going to check out the DI Helen Grace series. I’ve not heard of them before. Reply I’d not heard of them before I picked up the book either. I definitely want to read the others now! Reply I’ve recently read midnight sun and I loved it! Such a good read. I’ve not heard of the other two book on the blog x Reply It made me feel young again reading it lol 🙂 xx Reply Nice post! I’m looking forward to your update on ‘All fall down’ as that’s my kinda book too! Although I too have signed up for Good Reads so that I can get more recommendations for things I wouldn’t normally read or know about – jig things up a little bit. I just read ‘sometime I lie’ by Alice Feeney of a recommendation on there, which I enjoyed – it was along the crime mystery vein that we like, about a woman in a coma that was still mentally aware of her surroundings and was trying to piece things together about what led her there. It kept me hooked till the end, I really enjoyed it. I’m thinking of going down the science fiction route next, so I’m going to look at some of the Good Reads lists for some good ideas! Reply Thanks, I’ve nearly finished All Fall Down so it won’t be long until there’s a review on the blog 🙂 Oh I didn’t think to use Goodreads for recommendations, thanks for the tip!! Ohh, that sounds like my kind of book so I’ll have to check it out! Thanks 🙂 xx Reply The fresh coat of paint already looks amazing! I’m a pineapple on pizza fan too 🙂 Anika | chaptersofmay.com Reply Thanks, I can’t wait to paint it again! Yay for pineapple on pizza 🙂 xx Reply Those pins are so cute!! Reply I love them! Thanks for checking out my post 🙂 xx Reply Thanks for sharing your December round up, even though you could not visit your parents you still spoke to them on Christmas Day 🙂 Reply Yeah it was really love to chat with them over video, we’ve never done that before but I think we might do that every year now (as we don’t spend Christmas Day together) 🙂 xx Reply I’ve never had goose, but I’ve always fancied trying it. Loving your new enamel pins 🙂 Reply It’s so delicious!! Thanks, I love them 🙂 xx Reply So glad you have a lovely December and managed to do some home projects while relaxing. Congratulations on 7 years too! Violethollow.com Reply Thanks Sam 🙂 xx Reply Fantastic suggestions! Thank you so much for sharing. Reply You’re welcome, I hope you found it useful 🙂 xx Reply Oooh thank you so much for including me. Sorry my blog has been a bit quiet. Helen Tea in the Tub Reply That’s okay, no need to apologise for your blog being quiet!! 🙂 xx Reply Love these posts. Sounds like you had a nice December. I’m sorry you couldn’t go to visit your parents. The flowers are lovely 🙂 Good luck on the rest of the house! xxx Reply Thanks Jenny, hopefully we’ll be able to see loved ones more this year!! 🙂 xx Reply Catch up posts are my favourite! I love hearing about what you got up to and glad to see some house progress for you xxx Reply Thanks Della 🙂 I’m hoping for more house progress this year 🙂 xx Reply I love your chatty catch up posts! When you’ve finished painting your house, could you come round and do some of mine please!? I love the idea of painting but it’s always so much longer than I ever think! Rosie https://www.loverosiee.co.uk Reply Ahaha, you might be waiting a while, we’ve got the entire house to do!! 😀 xx Reply How long does the lubricant strip remain in place? Usually they only last a few shaves. Reply Hi Gaynor, it’s lasted a few shaves, maybe about 6 or 7, but I tend to carry on using them anyway 🙂 xx Reply These Christmas cookies look delicious! You can’t beat a lovely plate of cookies at Christmas x Lucy | http://www.lucymary.co.uk Reply Thanks Lucy 🙂 Absolutely, I think I need to make some this weekend 🙂 x Reply What a lovely month you had. You must share the recipe for the crumble it looks lush. Saw you used to have a personal trainer, have you kept up with the fitness throughout lockdown? Reply The recipe for the crumble is linked in the post 🙂 No, unfortunately I haven’t kept up with the fitness (although I’m still going for walks) as an injury forced me to stop weight lifting 🙁 Reply Amazing article I liked it You did a great job keep it up Reply Thanks Sara 🙂 x Reply Thanks for sharing what you were up to last month 🙂 Reply Thanks for reading 🙂 xx Reply I can’t believe we’re in December already. That apple crumble sounds AMAZING! I’d love to have a go of making that! xxx Reply I know!! It’s been the slowest quickest year!! You definitely should, I had so much fun making it 🙂 xx Reply I’ve also been working on some puzzle recently 🙂 And yum, that pie looks amazing! Jenna ♥ Stay in touch? Life of an Earth Muffin Reply Puzzles are a great way of switching off for a while 🙂 The pie was amazing 😀 xx Reply Great post! I recently got a puzzle mat and I’m finding it much easier to do puzzles as I can move it around 🙂 Reply The puzzle mat has to be one of the most useful things I own!! Now I need more puzzles lol 🙂 xx Reply Good post! You did a lot of cool things in November. Wish you a good December as well. Reply Thank you, wishing you a lovely December too 🙂 xx Reply lovely post 🙂 I love the cat bed – it looks so cosy! I might have to pick one up for my little ones 🙂 Reply Mr Bear absolutely loves it, it’s definitely worth getting 🙂 xx Reply Great review! I’d never heard of this brand before but it sounds great – I’ll need to check it out 🙂 Reply They sell loads of different products, my favourite is the sonic cleanser!! 🙂 xx Reply I’ve never tried anything from this brand but this sounds fab! I love that it’s natural ingredients! Reply I love finding brands who use natural ingredients!! 🙂 xx Reply I haven’t tried anything from this brand before but it sounds amazing. I love anything that leaves my skin with that silky feeling. Reply They have so many lovely products and this one has definitely been leaving my skin feeling silky and soft 🙂 xx Reply I love that this product uses natural ingredients in the product! This is a great review Holly! x Lucy | http://www.lucymary.co.uk Reply Me too, I’m trying to be more conscious about using natural products 🙂 xx Reply I love this brand! I haven’t tried this product but it sounds like a brill moisturiser x http://www.dellalovesnutella.co.uk/ Reply Their products are so good and the packaging is always super pretty 🙂 xx Reply I always use moisturiser as I have very oily, acne-prone skin- but also dry skin that craves some good moisturising! I love this review and I’m looking forward to checking this one out x Reply Your skin sounds a lot like mine!! I’m glad you liked the review 🙂 xx Reply The cookies look so yummy! And what a cute pin collection <3 https://www.anouk.co Reply Thanks Anouk 🙂 xx Reply Thanks for sharing what you have been doing the last month, the pin board looks lovely 🙂 Reply Thanks Nic, I can’t wait to add to the pin board 🙂 xx Reply Such cute pins! Love them 🙂 Jenna ♥ Stay in touch? Life of an Earth Muffin Reply Thank you, they’re adorable aren’t they? 🙂 xx Reply Loved this overview post! Jane Patisserie recipes are my fave xx http://www.dellalovesnutella.co.uk/ Reply I’ve used a couple of her recipes and they’re always so good!! I’m going to make her apple crumble pie this weekend!! 🙂 xx Reply Things I have learnt today: I now want a mini sink in my life. Reply I hope you get one!! Reply I love your chatty catch up posts, they make me feel like we’re sat on the sofa having a catch up! I love your ongoing home improvements, this is like my adult kryptonite! Rosie https://www.loverosiee.co.uk Reply Thanks Rosie 🙂 Ha, I just wish we didn’t have so many home improvements to make!! 🙂 xx Reply I love Halloween. Gutted it is going to be so different this year. Reply I’ll bet 🙁 I hope you still manage to have a great time! 🙂 x Reply Great to find another rosacea sufferer. Mine is also flared from heat or stress. I use a gel. Coming mask on really bad days. Sarah http://www.volubleblogger.com Reply Oooh, what kind of gel? xx Reply I love wearing boots too! x http://www.serenbird.com Reply Boots are the best 🙂 xx Reply Thanks for sharing, I’m not a massive fan of autumn as I don’t like the cold, but the leaf colours make up for it 🙂 Nic | Nic’s Adventures & Bakes Reply Yeah, I’m not too keen on the cold bit either lol 🙂 xx Reply The fall time is my favorite season – definitely a great time of year! I have been eating lots of apples and making pumpkin goodies, and it has been fantastic so far! Jenna ♥ Stay in touch? Life of an Earth Muffin Reply That sounds amazing! I’ve just bought ingredients to make an apple crumble at the weekend!! 🙂 x Reply totally loved this post! thanks for sharing sweetie <3 can't wait to see more from you! hope your well JadieeGosh Reply Thanks Jade, glad you liked it 🙂 xx Reply I love the leaves when they fall off the trees, the colours are beautiful! I also love Autumn as it’s jumper season! x Lucy | http://www.lucymary.co.uk Reply It makes me so happy seeing all the orange and red leaves everywhere 🙂 xx Reply We live for Halloween in this house – best time of the year! That being said, I have to say I totally connected with your last point 2. Our two dogs always sleep in our bed, however, during the warmer weather they sleep at the end of the bed in front of the fan that we have there. As the weather gets cooler, they prefer to spend the time curled up actually in bed under the covers with us. Reply I wish we celebrated Halloween more!! Awwww, got to love those pet cuddles!! 🙂 xx Reply I definitely love the leaves too! Thank you for sharing what you love about autumn! Your cat is really cute too 🙂 Shuana http://www.howivebeen.com Reply Leaves are just so pretty at this time of year!! Awww, thank you 🙂 xx Reply I love Autumn too! I love your pumpkin jumper, and Mr Bear is adorable! My cat sleeps on my bed this time of year too xx Reply I love my pumpkin jumper too, it’s so soft and cosy!! Thanks, Mr Bear *is* adorable! Awwww, I’m glad your cat sleeps on your bed too 🙂 xx Reply I totally agree with you, I absolutely love Autumn too! Hot chocolates, chunky knits, the changing of the leaves, Autumnal baking, cosy nights in and home decor are all things I look forward to during this season 🍁🎃 Sharon 💕 rosieloveslife.co.uk Reply I’m glad you love autumn too 🙂 xx Reply I totally agree wth this list! I love wearing boots, drinking hot chocolate, and eating comfort food too! Reply Yay, glad you like the list xx Reply Oh I LOVE Autumn! I’m with you, I am so here for the snuggles! Rosie loverosiee.co.uk Reply Snuggles are the best!! xx Reply I’m with you on all of these! Especially the snuggling under blankets, jumpers and boots, and all the hearty warming meals and puddings! Love this time of year! Reply I think my favourite thing is snuggling under blankets, it’s just so cosy!! Reply These are very similar to my Autumn loves. Although my cat doesn’t get in to my bed! Your cat is adorable 💕 Reply Thank you 🙂 Reply It was so well compiled. Enjoyed reading it thoroughly !! Reply Thank you so much Shireen 🙂 xx Reply That’s amazing value for a steel razor – I use an epilator on my legs because I’m too lazy to shave every other day but I might look into one of these for my underarms. Glad to read the legs in your photos are your own, haha! x Reply I thought it would be a lot more expensive to be honest!! I’ve never used an epilator before, what’s it like? Ahaha, thanks, I could have got J to model for me but I decided to use my leg!! 🙂 xx Reply Sounds like an absolute lovely month. Its always good to take time to yourself and refresh. How have you found working from home? Reply Thanks Kathy, how was you month? I’ve found working from home good!! I seem to have found a good work/home balance and I’m on top of cleaning now!! 😀 xx Reply Your September sounds lovely, so relaxed and chilled. I love your cat, he’s so cute! And how lucky you were to see the squirrels, I haven’t seen any around our way for ages. xx Reply Thanks Lisa, he’s pretty adorable 🙂 We often see squirrels in our garden as well, we had one running across the lawn with a sunflower head form next door’s garden lol 🙂 xx Reply What a lovely, chatty post! I felt like we were on the sofa having a cup of tea! Your September sounded lovely and chilled, which is what I need right now! Rosie loverosiee.co.uk Reply Awww, thank you Rosie!! I hope you have a chilled month this month 🙂 xx Reply I haven’t done a jigsaw puzzle for ages; would love to see if I had the patience to complete one. Reply You should definitely give it a go! You could try online ones 😊 xx Reply I love a round up post! Your September sounded lovely and chill, and sometimes, that’s exactly what you need xx Reply Thanks Della! Yep a chilled month was definitely needed 😊 xx Reply I love a good puzzle, especially now the weather is colder – and I’ve also had my jumpers out with the latest cold weather coming in! Tania xx | Tania Michele Reply I’m glad I’m not the only puzzle lover!! Xx Reply Thanks for sharing what you have been doing the last month 🙂 Nic | Nic’s Adventures & Bakes Reply Thanks Nic 😘😘 Reply Nice post, Some people it was busy and some was quiet. Good walks is always the best to refresh. Reply Lovely post! Sometimes a quiet month is just what you need and it sounds like you made the best of it! Reply Thanks Karen, a quiet month was definitely what I needed 🙂 xx Reply Thanks for sharing your review, it looks like a great razor to use 🙂 Nic | Nic’s Adventures & Bakes Reply Thanks Nic, I love it 🙂 xx Reply Great review – those colors are all awesome! Jenna ♥ Stay in touch? Life of an Earth Muffin Reply Thanks Jenna! I know!! When I got mine they didn’t have the yellow or grey one, they’re so pretty!! xx Reply Oooh this sounds amazing and right up my street, I struggle with razors most of the time, so this sounds really good! Love, Amie ❤ The Curvaceous Vegan Reply I reckon you’d love it, plus the pink one is so you!! xx Reply The blush razor is beautiful isn’t it? Reply Yes, it’s such a pretty shade of pink 🙂 xx Reply I am seeing this razor everywhere and I need to try it out! Love your snaps! Rosie loverosiee.co.uk Reply I’d definitely recommend trying it out and you don’t need to be tied into the subscription, you could just buy the razor to see how you get on. Thank you 🙂 xx Reply This sounds really good! I actually use these ridiculously cheap men’s razors from a Chinese shop in the Canaries (they’re like, £3 for a set but they work really well) however my stock has run out as I can’t get back there to buy more! These sound like a wonderful replacement – great price, and they’re so pretty, too! I’ll have to add them to my shopping list. Reply I think a lot of people use men’s razors because they’re so much cheaper! I don’t shave that often so I know the blades will last me for ages 🙂 xx Reply Oooh great review! I’ve seen this brand spoken about a lot! I need to think about something like this. I’m currently using mens razors haha! Reply Thanks Jenny, I’m so glad I made the switch!! Ahaha, how’s that working out for you? xx Reply Thanks for sharing what you have been up to last month, it was great you had some time to celebrate your birthday shame the cake did not taste of anything though you made up for it 🙂 Nic | Nic’s Adventures & Bakes Reply Thanks Nic, I definitely made up for the boring cake lol 🙂 xx Reply Oooh that dress is gorgeous! I’m sad you couldn’t get your normal tattoo, but the dress is gorgeous! Love, Amie ❤ The Curvaceous Vegan Reply Thank you lovely! I love the dress too so I’m not too sad about the tattoo situation <3 xx Reply That was a cute cake, too bad it didn’t taste very good! Reply It definitely looked cute!! x Reply Sounds like you had a fab month, I love the look of that lemon dress, so cute!! Shame about the Asda cake but the thorntons one looks amazing!x Reply Thanks, I’m so glad I got the dress now 🙂 Yeah, I was disappointed but the chocolate cake definitely made up for it!! 🙂 xx Reply Such a pretty dress! Great post. Reply Thanks Anne, I love it 🙂 xx Reply Looks like you had another great month and got some nice things for your bday. Charlie really knows how to spoil you. My friend Mandy got me a cute Up pendant for xmas always makes me smile Reply Thanks Kathy! Charlie’s an excellent gift buyer!! Oh that’s lovely, UP is a beautiful film 🙂 xx Reply Buffy pins! 😍 Haha, you know I love anything Buffy rated, so there’s ones are my faves here. But I also love the Harry Potter book pin, the river and mountains from Jemma and the wanderlust ones. Reply I thought you’d like them!! Have you seen the rest of her Buffy pins?? You picked some fab ones 🙂 xx Reply I did! I had a look straight after seeing your post. I love the little Pez witch one. xx Reply The Pez witch was cute!! xx Reply A beautiful month you had. Happy birthday. Oh the joy of finished projects! Reply Thanks Amanda!! Yes, I love a finished project too 🙂 x Reply Your garden is coming along! I love the little steps and the hill – I know that’s a weird thing to say but I love gardens haha. Can’t wait to see the progress! Shame the unicorn cake didn’t taste of much but the Thorntons one definitely makes up for it! You look beaut in that dress too 🙂 xxx Reply Thanks Jenny!! We hate the hill lol but there’s not much we can do about it! The Thornton’s cake definitely made up for it 🙂 Thank you, I love the dress so much!! 🙂 xx Reply Your food pics were to die for – esp the rainbow cake Reply Thank you so much 🙂 x Reply Looks like you had an excellent month! That birthday cake is absolutely amazing 🙂 Jenna ♥ Stay in touch? Life of an Earth Muffin Reply Thanks Jenna, it was pretty awesome 🙂 I loved the chocolate cake most!! 🙂 x Reply Great post! Thank you for sharing! Happy late birthday! I love the rainbow cake! Reply Thank you 🙂 The rainbow cake looked amazing, I just wish it had tasted of something lol x Reply What a wonderful collection 😍 I love the cat and pink heart pins. I have one silver unicorn pin. I collect mugs and thimbles, my Aunt got me into those 💕 Love Sharon xxx rosieloveslife.co.uk Reply Thanks Sharon!! Ooh, have you ever done a blog post about your collections? I used to have a few thimbles 🙂 xx Reply Hey holly, I’ve been looking online for the kokoro recipe, but can’t find it anywhere. My fav katsu curry sauce is the java from kokoro. Is this recipe similar to kokoro’s katsu curry sauce? Also, when you say add in 600 ml of chicken stock, how much of that is water and how many cubes of stock? Reply Hi Ray, it’s pretty similar I think, but I haven’t had a Kokoro katsu curry for ages!! The 600ml is all water and you add one stock cube into that and stir 🙂 Reply You literally have the most amazing pins! I bought the Beauty & The Beast one from Jemma and I love it! Love, Amie ❤ The Curvaceous Vegan Reply Awww, thanks Amie 🙂 Oooh I loved that one, but I’ve only seen Beauty and the Beast a couple of times!! 🙂 xx Reply I can’t see the word “avocado” without singing the “Avocados from Mexico” advert jingle 😂. I love so many of these 😍😍. Xx Reply I’ve not seen that!! Thank you 😊 xx Reply Thanks for sharing the new additions to your collections 🙂 Some of them look really lovely 🙂 Nic | Nic’s Adventures & Bakes Reply Thanks Nic, glad you liked them 🙂 x Reply I am pleased you have a best friend called Charlie. Everyone needs Charlie in their life. Reply Agreed!! Reply In the last month i’ve hardly been out, only really to town. It’s crazy how different this summer has been. I’ve never tried Shake Shack but it looks amazing Reply Yeah, it’s definitely a lot different to last year!! Shake Shack is amazing!! 🙂 x Reply I love the sound of the Glow Mud Mask. Really need to give Pixi a try, so many people love their products x Reply I love the Glow Mud Mask, it’s definitely one of my favourites!! You can pick Pixi up in Boots, which is so much more convenient than buying through the Pixi website! x Reply That food look very delicious and it is amazing because you have garden and can work around it. New Post – https://www.exclusivebeautydiary.com/2020/07/carner-barcelona-tardes.html Reply Thank you! Yes, we’re very lucky to have a garden 🙂 x Reply This July sounds incredible!! I love that you did so much that I loved. Haha! I visited Shake Shack when I was in London last year and their truffle fries were so yummy!! I love all of those pins too – I really want to collect some Disney ones! I mostly have Potter ones, a collectible VE Day one and some charity ones! I need more of my fandoms! My mental health didn’t get any worse during July if that counts! lmao! I did a lot of reading which was amazing. Daisy xoxo | According to Daisy Reply Thanks Daisy 🙂 Ooooh, I want truffle fries now! I have quite a few HP pins and was lucky enough to get some Buffy pins too 🙂 Oh that does count, I’m really glad to hear that and reading loads is a great way to spend time 🙂 xx Reply Oh my god I love your enamel pins! I’ve been wanting to start collecting Disney pins for so long but I know my bank account will hate me for it! Reply I’d would absolutely dread adding up how much I’ve spent on pins lol!! Reply I really love those pins! I have official Disney pins from when I went last year, but these look so much better and seem a lot more affordable! Thank you for introducing the 2 pin websites – I am going to be treating myself to some! Love, Em x Reply I’m so jealous, I have one official Disney pin that I won, but when I went to Disneyland Paris, I didn’t collect pins then so I didn’t buy any!! I have 3 pin posts so if you’re looking for new pins, there are loads of links to pin websites on them 🙂 x Reply It is so refreshing to see someone who isn’t rushing out to the pub or to beaches. Those pins are adorable, I love collecting pins. Reply Thanks, although I don’t like pubs anyway lol!! I really miss the sea though, haven’t been there in months. Pin collecting is so much fun 🙂 xx Reply Thanks for sharing your review, I have never tried Shake Shack before, as I don’t think there is one near me, the food looks really yummy 🙂 Nic | Nic’s Adventures & Bakes Reply Awww, I hope you get to try one, it’s so good!! 🙂 x Reply Oooh those pins are gorgeous! I love a good pin! Love, Amie ❤ The Curvaceous Vegan Reply Same, I have so many now but I love them all!! xx Reply Those pins look amazing – I need to get some! Also those burgers and fries look incredible – I’m jealous! Tash // A Girl with a View Reply I’m a sucker for pins but I’ve almost run out of room on my display board lol! Ahh, the food was so good, I’m still thinking about it now! x Reply Thanks for sharing what you have been doing the last month, the pins look lovely 🙂 Nic | Nic’s Adventures & Bakes Reply Thanks for reading Nic 🙂 I’m glad you like the pins 🙂 x Reply I’m still getting over the photo of the Shake Shack meal, it looks so good 🤤 And I can’t believe your gardener thought that was okay?! The fence is definitely looking better though, hopefully it all turns out well! Anika | chaptersofmay.com Reply It was so good, I’m still thinking about Shake Shack!! 🙂 Yeah, the job ended up being bigger than they budgeted for so they cut a lot of corners further down the project!! Thanks, we’re getting on well with it, so that part should be completed by the end of August … Then we just have the rest of the garden to fence (our other neighbours have their own fences separating the gardens but they’re a bit crap!) x Reply I’ve had a really great July too. Visiting lots of friends and being spoilt rotten by friends and family after having an operation. Zoey | http://www.zoeyolivia.com Reply I’m really glad you had a great July too 🙂 I hope you’re doing okay and recovering well after your op? xx Reply Thank you for sharing what has been a tough time for you, I suffer from anxiety or worrying a lot as my parents put it, it can be mild or be really bad, mine this month was bad when I got in a bother regarding my health, which now has calmed down a lot. I do hope that the treatment your taking works for you in the long term 🙂 Nic | Nic’s Adventures & Bakes Reply I’m sorry to hear that you’ve been struggling this month, although I’m glad it’s calmed down for you 🙂 xx Reply I’ve never been to Shake Shack before. Those crinkle cut fries look insanely good though!! x https://www.femaleoriginal.com Reply The crinkle fries were so good!! 🙂 x Reply This looks incredible we don’t have a shake shack here in Northampton but I wish we did because the shakes look incredible! And not too badly priced either x Reply Ah maybe you’ll get a Shake Shack one day x Reply I love reading your posts, especially when they involve delicious looking food! You always manage to make me crave something. If Shake Shack came to my home town I’d be in there like a shot! Sharon xx rosieloveslife.co.uk Reply Sorry I made you crave food lol!! I hope Shake Shack comes to your area so you can try it out 🙂 xx Reply I love Shake Shack! But feel they’re a bit overpriced especially for how small the burgers are :-/ I’m vegetarian so I love the mushroom burger! Rachel x Reply Oooh I didn’t know they did a mushroom burger, I don’t think that’s on the Brighton menu!! x Reply Thanks for sharing this Holly. I’ve had depression and anxiety for several years and have been going through CBT recently. It seems to work really well for me. I did try Citalopram but it messed me up more, so much so, that I refused to try any alternatives. Good luck and I hope Sertaline works well for you. x Reply I’m glad CBT is working for you, although I’m sorry that Citalopram putting you off trying any other medication xx Reply Hi Holly – thank you for being so honest about your experiences, I’m sure it will be helpful to many readers. I haven’t tried Sertraline but other things I have done to combat anxiety include: giving up caffeine; limiting alcohol; deep breathing exercises; lots of exercise; drinking more water; plenty of self care (including reading good books, watching decent movies etc). It takes a long time but it does make a difference in the long run. Are there any lifestyle changes you’ve made that have helped? Reply Thank you Joanne. I don’t drink alcohol (I still drink coffee but limit that to two cups in the morning) and I try and drink plenty of water throughout the day! I find that getting out into my garden makes me feel happy and calm, so I love going out there and pottering in the flowerbeds (weeding, pruning etc) x Reply I’ve never tried Shake Shack before, but the food looks delicious! Zoey | http://www.zoeyolivia.com Reply I would definitely recommend trying them! Honestly, hands down best burger I’ve ever had! 🙂 x Reply You are so brave for saying all this, its so nice to see somebody be so natural. Also where did you get your eyebrows done, they look amazing. Reply Thanks Kathy 🙂 Ha, my eyebrows are mostly just pencil, but I learnt how to fill them in properly from a woman in Worthing called Emily 🙂 I have a post about her! x Reply I love the pastel pink waves print… and I’m an absolute sucker for a hamper! Love this post! x Reply Me too, I nearly didn’t get it but I’m so glad I did 🙂 x Reply Looking back, I’ve probably had anxiety/depression since I was 13, but didn’t get diagnosed until I was 20 and started meds then (5 years ago). I’ve started on Sertraline too and am still on it (100mg) bar a few periods where I was forgetful/negligent. I still have my bad days but meds most definitely help me. – Rachel x Reply I’m really glad Sertraline works for you! I definitely still have bad days but, like you, the meds definitely help 🙂 x Reply Hi. I have had anxiety and depression for years, its horrible. I was recently put on sertraline after a suicide attempt. I didn’t get on with it at all. My dose was changed many times, but it made me feel worse. Thankfully I’m now on escitalopram which works for me. I’m also starting cbt today!! I’m glad you found sertraline to work for you, i guess we all react differently to different medications. Stay safe. Martin Reply I’m so sorry to hear that Martin, but I’m glad you found something that works for you. Good luck with your CBT, I hope it goes well. I felt exhausted after my first session, so I hope you can find something relaxing to do afterwards! Reply Thank you. I’m both looking forward to it and worried about it. I kmow in the long run it will give me a better life. Reply I know that feeling! Hopefully they’ll be led by you and what you want to get out of it. Reply Thanks for sharing your review, the shampoo and body wash sound lovely, might be something I would try, had a read of the website it seems a great idea of fair trade products, does this including cruelty free too 🙂 Nic | Nic’s Adventures & Bakes Reply I’m glad you liked the review 🙂 x Reply I’ve not heard of Poapoa before – they sound great. I love a good ethical brand and I totally stroke my own skin after a good exfoliation or moisturising too haha! x Reply I’m glad I’m not the only one lol!! xx Reply I’ve not heard of this brand before but lemon, rosemary and lavender are all essential oils and scents that I love and use a lot so they sound perfect for me! And that’s such a lovely touch that you know the individual who’s responsible for your product as well. BTW, I don’t think you’re a pervert, I love stroking my skin after I’ve exfoliated it as well, haha! X Lisa | http://www.lisasnotebook.com Reply Yeah, I really liked that touch! There are photos of them on the website as well 🙂 Ha, I’m glad I’m not the only one!! 🙂 x Reply Oooh I’ve not heard of this brand before, but I’m definitely going to check them out, they sound right up my street! Love, Amie ❤ The Curvaceous Vegan Reply Yes, you would definitely love them 🙂 xx Reply Ooh this brand sounds great! I love the fact that they work so closely with rural communities, and that they don’t use any harsh ingredients in their products. The shampoo sounds straight up my street, I love lemon and I’ve actually been looking for a good clarifying shampoo so this could be a winner! I also love the idea of the shower gel, lavender always makes me super sleepy so it would be good before bed! I laughed so much at you saying you look like a pervert stroking your arms haha! It’s a shame you didn’t get on so well with the smell of the soap, but I guess now you know the product itself is good you can try a more ‘you’ scent next time. I definitely need to bear this brand in mind, they sound fab! Reply Yeah, I was so impressed by their ethos! I’m trying to be more careful with my choices where I can and Poapoa definitely hits the mark! I’m glad I made you laugh 😀 Yeah, I’ll definitely be looking into more of their products for something more “me”!! I’d love to know if you try anything 🙂 xx Reply What a great read! I love how positive it was – well done on winning the competition! Your posters looked fab, I am very jealous! Your dress is also really pretty, I am going to have to find one similar for the summer! Em | http://www.loveemblog.com Reply Thank you 🙂 It took so long to pick those prints!! DP have loads of similar dresses at the moment and seem to keep having sales!! 🙂 xx Reply Congrats on winning the Insta competition – the prints you chose are stunning, I’ll have to head over to their store now! And your DP dress is gorgeous, perfect for summer, so light and cool and easy to wear. Also love the look of your refreshed decking – time to fire up the barbecue now! Lisa x Reply Thank you, I couldn’t believe it when I won 🙂 Yep, the DP dress is definitely perfect for summer!! Ha, yes I love a good barbecue 🙂 xx Reply Lovely post ♥ what makes you beautiful Reply Thanks! Reply Congratulations on winning the Instagram contest. Hope July will be another good month for you. Reply Thank you very much 🙂 I hope so too! I hope you have a wonderful July 🙂 xx Reply Love those prints and the necklace! Was really nice reading this chatty post 🙂 i’m definitely feeling more free with restrictions being lifted but will only be doing things that are sensible at the moment!x Reply Thank you for reading. I’m excited to put the prints up 🙂 That sounds like a great idea! I hope you have a lovely July x Reply I love reading your monthly catch up posts. First of all, that necklace is beautiful, it’s a lovely feminine style, and your hair is amazing, it suits you 😍 secondly, that polka dot dress is so pretty I’ve just ordered it after seeing your photo again 😍🙈 I’m only venturing out an hour a week at the moment, even with lockdown easing. Hope you have a great July. Sharon xx rosieloveslife.co.uk Reply Thank you Sharon!! I haven’t stopped wearing the necklace since I got it!! I’m loving having dyed hair again 🙂 Oooooh no way, can I call myself an influencer now? I can’t wait to see it on you!! I’m not really going out either to be honest, it just feels too soon! Have an amazing July lovely xx Reply Yes, Absolutely! You definitely influenced me in purchasing this dress! I will post a photo and mention that I saw it on you first 💕 xx Reply Awww, that’s makes me feel so happy!! Can’t wait to see it xx Reply Your hair looks amazing! I also love that dress you got too. Looks fab on you! I love Daisy London. I received one of their necklaces too – actually VERY similar to yours but mine has a sun on it! It’s one of my faves xxx Reply Thank you so much 🙂 It’s fading to a lovely pastel shade now! Oooh, I’ll have to check your necklace out, I’m absolutely in love with mine 🙂 xxx Reply Great post! I loved reading it! The necklace and dress are so pretty! Reply Thank you so much! I haven’t taken the necklace off since I got it!! 🙂 xx Reply Your June was so much more productive than mine! I’m considering a post like this though so I can see what I actually did accomplish. I do one seasonally for the homestead and it’s rather satisfying to realize what had been learned and done. Reply I always feel like I’ve not done much so I tend to scroll through my camera photos for the month to see what I did, it’s always surprising lol!! A seasonal one is pretty awesome, especially if you learnt a lot 🙂 xx Reply That Dorothy Perkins dress looks gorgeous! I love it when a dress has an elastic waist that hugs nicely. The hair looks fab too, I added some pink pieces into my hair a few years ago and seeing yours is making me want it back! Best of luck with your CBT therapy and have a wonderful July xx 🙂 Reply Thank you, I’ve never had a dress like this before but I think it’s my new favourite! Oooh, do it!! I’m trying to decide what colour to go for next lol. Thank you lovely, have a wonderful July too!! 🙂 xx Reply Thanks for sharing what you have been up to the last month the necklace looks lovely 🙂 Nic | Nic’s Adventures & Bakes Reply Thank you for reading 🙂 I love the necklace, I haven’t taken it off since I got it!! xx Reply Hey 😊 Seems overall you had a fab June with those two diy jobs! I haven’t really done anything like that bit i have sorted out my living room a bit & got rid of a lot of ‘stuff’ i just don’t need anymore 😂 The posters look beautiful and I’m sure they’ll look lovely hung up on the wall. The star necklace & dress both also look lovely & are the perfect pairing for Summer 😎☀ Here’s to July being even better! ✨🌟 Sarah https://www.sunshinesarahxo.com/2020/07/AD-Femme-Luxe-Mid-Size-Friendly.html?m=1 Reply Yeah it was pretty productive!! 🙂 That;s good, I want to have a clear out but don’t want to go to the tip lol. Yes, here’s to fantastic July 🙂 xx Reply I absolutely love the pink! I love anything with Moon and Stars (I have moon earrings) and I love the collection. Love, Amie ❤️ The Curvaceous Vegan Reply Thank you so much!! I’m going to try and fade it out so it’s more of a pastel peachy colour 🙂 I love moons and stars too!! 🙂 xx Reply Wow, I absolutely love that necklace – I adore anything star/moon-esque! Also those prints are gorgeous – I love the flower one! Tash – http://www.agirlwithview.co.uk Reply I’m the same, I love moons/stars too 🙂 I have to find a place for the print now lol 🙂 xx Reply I am not a massive fan of wasps either, they scare me 🙂 Nic | Nic’s Adventures & Bakes Reply I just don’t understand their purpose lol Reply Thanks for sharing, this looks lovely and really easy to make 🙂 Nic | Nic’s Adventures & Bakes Reply It’s super easy and it’s on my list to make this weekend 🙂 Reply Wow. Checking them out. http://www.rsrue.blogspot.com Reply Yay, I’m excited to hear that! 🙂 x Reply Thanks for sharing, these products, I think I like the handwash. Also are these cruelty free as well as being vegan? Nic | Nic’s Adventures & Bakes Reply Yes, they’re cruelty free as well 🙂 Reply This brand sounds so amazing and seems like it would be a great buy! Reply Although the products are more expensive than non-vegan brands, I feel like the pricing is definitely comparable to other vegan/organic brands 🙂 Plus the products have been lasting me for months!! Reply I’m a huge sucker for vegan and all natural products. Will definitely have to give these a try! Thanks for sharing x Reply I’m definitely trying to make better decisions when it comes to picking up skin and make up products!! I hope you love the products as much as I do x Reply Great post! I’ve never heard of this brand before but their products seem very good! Reply Thank you, I’d not heard of them before either but I definitely want to try out more of their products 🙂 xx Reply I absolutely loveeee the sound of this brand! Thank you for sharing 🙂 I particularly love the sound of the deodorant stick – I can get a bit sweaty at night-time too so this might be a good investment for me haha! xxx Reply You’re welcome lovely! Ahaha, yep I’ll definitely be buying more when mine runs out, it’s been a life-saver!! 🙂 xx Reply The So Versatile ultra gel sounds like a fab product, I love products that can be used for loads of different things!xx Reply I know, it’s great when you can buy one product instead of 3 or 4!! 🙂 xx Reply Love this dress 💞 so pretty! Christy x Stylerarebit.com Reply Thank you! I just wish I had somewhere to wear it lol x Reply I love dermalogica precleanse and you just reminded me that I need to get some again. I’ve also been trying to be more creative with photoshoots around my house. Stephanie | SPV Living Reply It’s such a great product, isn’t it? Ooh that’s exciting 🙂 xx Reply Thanks for sharing what you have been doing in the last month, it seems you have been keeping yourself busy with all the DIY jobs 🙂 Nic | Nic’s Adventures & Bakes Reply Thanks Nic 🙂 Yeah, I’ve really been enjoying doing little DIY projects 🙂 x Reply Great post! May was a pretty good month for me because I started blogging and I really enjoy it! Reply Thank you! Oh that’s so exciting, I’ll check out your blog now 🙂 xx Reply Gosh it was quite a month, wasn’t it? Rocket lollies are SO GOOD! Glad you’ve been keeping busy and doing home projects and things. I’ve been quite busy with work so that’s good! Reply It felt so long!! They are, they didn’t have any in stock this time though 🙁 Thank you, ah that’s good, are you working from home or going into work? xx Reply Sounds like you’ve been managing to keep busy despite the lockdown! Love that you’ve been getting more creative in your photoshoots, I’ve been trying to do the same but maybe not as successfully haha! Reply Yeah, I’ve been trying to do little projects on the house, which has been lovely 🙂 Thank you, I’ll bet your photos are amazing!! x Reply I love having a nosey in our people’s handbags and yours gorgeous. The colours definitely go well together. 💛 I always keep suncream and an umbrella in my bag because you never know what the weather will do. Reply Thank you, this is one of my favourites! Definitely great essentials to keep in your bag 🙂 x Reply I’ve been going through the discount Easter Egg pile too! Your pin board looks amazing, I really should get one of those. Wishing you all the best! x Reply We have one left in the fridge, I’m going to be sad when we’ve eaten it!! Thank you, it’s so easy to move and add pins to it 🙂 Hope you’re doing well lovely x Reply I really do commend you because this is what I’m currently aspiring to do. I actually enjoy the gym, but I can seem to continue for long periods of time. Home workouts suck for me too. Do you have any tips on maintaining motivation to go to the gym? Because I’m only motivated when its about to be summer. hahhahaha <3 ooomaye.com Reply Thank you 🙂 Unfortunately I’m not able to go to the gym anymore so I don’t really have any tips on staying motivated to go x Reply I can never wear jeans in the house all day. I get so hot! I’m with you though on not having lounge wear. I’ve always wanted some nice lounge wear because all I have are jeans, dresses/skirts, and pajamas. I’ve been meaning to order some lounge clothes. I’ll check them out. Fingers crossed they have plus size! Reply I know that feeling, nothing worse than being inside and feeling hot and sticky!! I think they only go up to a UK size 16 but I’m not entirely sure xx Reply Hey Holly, loved this post, loungewear has become a saviour recently for everyone and it’s going to be very hard to go back to wearing normal clothes whenever lockdown eases and we have to go back to work! xo Reply Thank you 🙂 Ahaha, definitely I don’t know how I’m going to cope wearing smart/casual trousers when I go back 🙂 xx Reply I wouldn’t normally wear pink but I actually really like those pink joggers! I’ve been living in my black ones throughout lockdown! http://www.agirlwithview.co.uk Reply Ahaha, I’m exactly the same, I’m not usually a fan at all but I absolutely love them 🙂 I’m glad you have comfy clothes for lockdown 🙂 xx Reply I aspire to be as chilled as you look in that first image! I really like those pink joggers, I think they’re my fave of everything here BUT I do tend to go for pink quite a lot! I’m a huge lounge person – in fact I’m wearing pj shorts today! Ultimate lounge! xxx Reply Ahaha, thank you; it was so warm in the garden but there was a lovely cool breeze!! I think the pink ones are my favourite too, which is weird because I don’t own a lot of pink!! Ohh nice, I need to dig out my pj shorts for the hotter weather!! 🙂 xx Reply Some fab items! I can’t wait to receive my gifted items from Femme Luxe, I’d never heard of them before lockdown. Comfy clothes are the best though, hope you are keeping well Holly. Emma – http://www.lifeofemmax.co.uk Reply Ooooh, can’t wait to see what you got!! I’d heard of them but didn’t realise they did loungewear 🙂 xx Reply I don’t have much in the way of loungewear either so I’ve been living in jeans, or changing into on bottoms when I get home. At work I’m wearing smart casual clothes and wish we could wear something more comfortable! I love grey coloured clothes too. Reply Ah that’s a shame! Yeah, you’d think at the moment you’d be able to wear more casual clothes at work!! I’m glad I’m not the only one who loves grey 🙂 xx Reply You’d think so! But nope. I think I’ll need to get some loungewear so at least I’m a little comfier at home. It might even motivate me to start blogging again! 🙈 x Reply That sounds like a good idea! Wearing clothes that weren’t pyjamas definitely made me more productive so it might work for you!! 🙂 x Reply I am making a return to blogging after a VERY long time. The #SpreadKindness project you speak of sounds lovely. I may need to check it out. Nothing like spoiling someone. You never know what anyone is going through, so it’s nice to give someone a little something that might brighten their day. Reply Oh that’s cool, welcome back!! Yes, definitely check it out 🙂 x Reply Meecure Hotels are my absolute favourite! If I go on holiday and there’s one of these in the city I’ll likely stay there haha they are the best! Reply I’d never stayed in one before but I’d definitely want to stay in another one!! 🙂 Reply I love your pin display board! I remember seeing it on Instagram and thinking it was such a cool way to display all the pins! You have such an awesome collection 😀 After seeing those salmon and cream cheese bagels, I’m certainly craving one!! Sorry to hear you have been struggling lately, my anxiety has been pretty up and down too. Sending you big hugs and hope May is a good month for you! <3 xx Bexa | http://www.hellobexa.com Reply Thank you so much! I’m craving one too but we don’t have any of the ingredients left lol!! I’m sorry to hear you’ve been struggling too, I hope we both have a much better few months <3 xx Reply Your start of this post made me laugh. Let’s not beat around the bush.. .April was shit haha! Great post. I binge watched One Tree Hill on Prime at the beginning of the year and I wish I hadn’t now because I’d have loved to save it for lockdown! It’s okay though because I’m on Desperate Housewives now. Smoked Salmon, cream cheese and cucumber bagels are one of my favourite lunches EVER! <3 Reply Thank you lol!! It was super shit, wasn’t it? Yay, glad you have something else to watch 🙂 Ha, the bagels are amazing, aren’t they? xx Reply Great to hear from you, glad that April has been kinder to you in terms of health wise 🙂 Like the board with all your pin collection, I have still some left to put on my teddy bears camp blanket for when we can go to camp again once the lockdown is over. Nic | Nic’s Adventures & Bakes Reply Thanks Nic 🙂 Awwww teddy bear’s camp blanket sounds like the cutest thing ever! 🙂 x Reply So great to see you’ve been making the most of your time! I hope you’re all keeping safe and positive! x Reply Thank you, you too!! Reply Awesome pin collection!!! I hope you manage to feel better and less anxious soon – seems like you’re occupying yourself though!!! Lovely post and great photos xxx Reply Thank you! I’ve been collecting them for a while now 🙂 Ii’ve spoken to my GP and I’m going to try Sertraline to see how I get on! 🙂 xx Reply Loving the efforts to keep busy and positive throughout this nightmare! It’s not good for anxiety at all this lockdown so I hear you on that one. Always a result to get cheap chocolate eggs though right? Haha My lockdown is actually not too bad I’ve gone from prison into a more relaxed prison haha I look forward to reading more 🙂 Reply Thanks 🙂 Yeah, it’s been pretty shit but trying to stay positive!! Haha, that must still feel pretty weird though, right? Reply Yeah it’s very weird but still a lot more freedom than I had so I try and focus on the positives! That daily exercise is where it’s at 👌🏻 Reply That’s a good positive to focus on!! I’m getting so much less exercise and fresh air and it feels awful! Reply Oh my goodness, the first line of your post actually made me laugh out loud! Those bagels look incredible 😍 Our food shop has also pretty much doubled too but we’re still going every week. Clearly I’m doing something wrong! Oh I’ll keep an eye out for the So Natural post. I suffer with sensitive skin so this looks good! xx Reply Thank you lol!! Yeah, the bagels were amazing, I wish I’d bought more now!! Ha, I think it’s because I’m trying to buy extra for lunches and stocking up as we’re not sure when we’re shopping next. Luckily our last shop was cheap as we got an online order! Hopefully the post will be up at the end of next month or the beginning of June 🙂 xx Reply I love how you’ve chosen to display your pins! It’s great when you’re able to have your collections on display. I wish I could with my Buffy collectables, but I don’t have that much room at the moment. Lock down has been weird, I’m at my boyfriend’s – where I was staying when it hit – bit still going into the office everyday. I can’t work from home as I’m key to the day to day running of the business and needed on site. But I think I’d rather be safe at home! Or at my boyfriend’s. Reply Thank you 🙂 I hope you get room, Buffy collectibles definitely need to be displayed!! Ah sorry to hear oyu’re still having to go in, I hope the office is keeping safe xx Reply They really do! 😊 Yeah are, we’re all separated out and those that aren’t crucial to the day to day running of the business are working from home. x Ah that’s really good to hear 🙂 x Sounds like you’ve been keeping busy! I stocked up on cheap easter eggs too and it might of been the best things I’ve done all month hahah x Reply Yeah, it’s been a mix of being productive and dicking around on the internet for hours lol!! Omg, aren’t cheap Easter eggs the best? I think we have two left now x Reply Wow this is awesome! You have done so well! Congratulations! Reply Thank you so much 🙂 Reply The Prisma Protect sounds pretty neat! I wonder if it’ll work well with combination skin. 👀 Reply Hmmm, the website says it’s for all skin types so you should be okay 🙂 x Reply It’s so great that they offered other moisturizers for you to try when you said the other one didn’t work for you! I love the sound of the one with SPF 30 in it! I have such pale skin and making a point of only buying day moisturizers with SPF in it now! Reply Yes, it was so lovely of them especially as I get on with the new one much better 🙂 Ha, I know what you mean, I’m super pale too and definitely need that SPF! Reply You look amazing Holly! You should be proud of what you’ve achieved with your fitness / weight loss journey. I used to use hand weights with squats and lunges but it’s been so long since I did any kind of weight training. My go-to exercises at the moment are walking, hiking and yoga; but I know I need some strength training in there to mix it up a bit. Reply Thank you so much! I really want to get back into yoga, especially as I’m spending so much time at home! Hiking sounds fun, where do you go? X Reply We usually go around the Brecon Beacons area or near the Forest of Dean. But that’s not possible at the moment with lockdown but there are plenty of nice walks locally. I want to try the Cotswold Way at some point too. x Reply Oh I bet it’s absolutely lovely there!! I’m glad you still have nice places to walk xx Reply I don’t have Prime but I’ve been thinking about it for ages! One Tree Hill was one of my favourite shows, so I may get it just for that. Reply Ahaha I reckon it’s definitely worth it just for that 😀😀 Reply I never watched OTH but Chad Michael Murray is so handsome! I might have to. Great picks! x, S | Je M’appelle Chanel Reply It’s definitely worth a watch! Glad you liked them x Reply I’ve been rewatching Parks and Recreation on Prime, Its one of my favourite shows. Great list! xx Violethollow.com Reply Ohhh, I didn’t know that was on there!!! I might have to go and look as I’ve heard great things about the show 🙂 xx Reply I love Amazon Prime too! I haven’t watched any of these shows yet, but I’ll definitely be putting these on my list! Thanks for sharing! I hope you’re doing well! 🙂 melissakacar.blogspot.com Reply You’re more than welcome, hope you enjoy 🙂 I’m doing good thank you, what about you? x Reply I don’t have Amazon Prime, I have Netflix, but seeing some of these old shows being brought back to Prime is making me want to sign up! Reply There are so many older shows that I can’t wait to reminisce about!! 🙂 Reply I have Amazon Prime and always forget that I need to use it more! IF you like House, I’d recommend New Amsterdam, it’s brilliant on Prime! xx http://www.iridescentplaces.com Reply I’ve heard good things about it, I’ll have to check it out, thanks for the recommendation xx Reply These look amazing, I have some Glow Tonic to try, I might try these when I have finished all my other face masks 🙂 Nic | Nic’s Adventures & Bakes Reply They’re definitely worth checking out!! 🙂 Reply I have both as I steal my mums Amazon Prime, heh! I’ve not long finished re-watching Ugly Betty and I forgot how much I loved it. There are a few decent series on Netflix at the moment – Sex Education, Fresh Meat and my favourite film “I Feel Pretty” that I seem to be watching all the time at the mo, oops! Alice Xx Reply Ahaha, that’s a great idea!! I think I’ve only seen one season of Ugly Betty, my “to watch” list is getting way too long lol. I’ve heard loads of good things about Sex Education!! xx Reply This looks delicious. I love paella but have never made it myself. Reply It’s definitely a lot easier to make than I thought it would be! 🙂 Reply These are some cool shows to get lost in. House used to be one of my favourites shows. One Tree Hill isn’t bad either. I’m loving the Spanish version of Ugly Betty right now on Netflix. https://missymayification.co.uk Reply Oh I didn’t know there was a Spanish version, that’s so cool! X Reply One tree hill was one of my favourites, I’ve recently rewatched it back through! Love, Amie ❤️ The Curvaceous Vegan Reply There’s a lot of love for One Tree Hill! No one I knew had ever seen it! Xx Reply I loved lost too when it first came out, but I agree with you, it got too weird lol and I always loved House as well. I did not know it was on Amazon prime! Reply Yeah I don’t know when they added House but it’s always fun to watch and episode every now and then 🙂 Reply I haven’t watched any of these! I have Amazon Prime but usually opt for Netflix, but I’ll have a look next time I sit down to watch something. Thanks for sharing Holly 😊 Leanne xx | Latte Leanne Reply I think a lot of people watch Netflix more, even if they have a Prime account 🙂 xx Reply I didn’t realise One Tree Hill was on prime, I’ve been dying to try this for sooo long!! Reply It’s so good, I’d definitely recommend giving it a go 🙂 I ended up watching it over about 3 months but I was terrified they were going to take it off the free list!! x Reply I loved One Tree Hill! And I hadn’t realised House is on there too! We have Netflix at the minute, and I do have Amazon Prime but I always seem to forget about it in favour of Netflix. Might just have to change that though! Did I read somewhere that Greys Anatomy is on Prime? If it is then it’s definitely worth the watch! Thanks for sharing 😊 Reply I think a lot of people forget about Prime, I didn’t realise they did Prime video, I thought it was just fast and free shipping for Amazon lol!! Yes, Grey’s Anatomy is on there, I might have to check it out 🙂 xx Reply Great posts and thanks for being inspiring for exercises! Reply You’re welcome 🙂 Thanks for reading! Reply This sounds AMAZING! I love the thought of them mixing up the characters every now and again. When all this is over, I’d love to visit Brighton and go here 🙂 xxx Reply Although it must cost a fortune to repaint and get all the bits and pieces for the new characters lol … I don’t know which character they had before we went into lockdown! xx Reply Thank you for posting this! I tend to gravitate toward standalones (“The Girl With bla bla” or “The Woman” or “The Sister” or etc.) but I am starting to find them so cliche. I don’t really know where to even start with crime series so I am going to have to give these a try! Reply You’re more than welcome! I love series because you can see the development of the characters!! I picked Tim Weaver and Chris Carter because I was drawn to the book covers! Reply I really feel for you about the mould! We had a serious mould problem in our old house. I had a dehumidifier pointed at the wall for several hours a day and still a lot of stuff got ruined beyond repair. I hope you can get it under control. I am loving the Dermalogica sunscreen too! xx Violethollow.com Reply OH no, sorry to hear that 🙁 I think the ventilation system has stopped the mould from spreading and now I’ve bleached it, it doesn’t seem to be coming back! Fingers crossed it’s solved the issue 🙂 xx Reply It’s been a very odd year hasn’t it? Haha. I hope you’re doing okay after the surgery and so glad you’re getting on top of the mold issue! We’ve had it before and it’s not pleasant. Hope you and J are holding up okay! xxx Reply It really has!! Thank you lovely, still not sure what’s going on but it’s not too serious. The mould isn’t coming back so we’re so happy 😀😀 we’re good thank you! How are you and the family? Xxx Reply We’re good! My hay fever is ruining my life at the moment 😂😂 but would rather that than the other thing!! Reply Weirdly mine was really bad yesterday but I’ve not been affected until now!! Yes, definitely rather hay fever than anything else!! x Reply You have done so well and should be soo proud!! I love the progress and you finding what you enjoy ☺️I do miss the gym but have been loving running outside more! Good luck with your progress! Xx Reply Thank you so much! I really miss the gym too, but well done you for going running 🙂 xx Reply Aww what a beautiful picture! Anniversary is coming up and I just might have to get one! 🙂 Em x https://loveemblog.blogspot.com/2020/04/new-graze-sharing-pack-review-chinese.html Reply That’s a really lovely idea!! 🙂 xx Reply Thanks for the inspiration on some exercises to do, I miss the gym 🙁 http://www.ellacharlottejones.co.uk Reply I really miss the gym too! I have a cross trainer and some weights but it’s not the same!! Reply I don’t tend to wear eyeshadow as it never stays put and has more or less gone by mid-morning or evening 😦 But my favourite is definitely the Natural Beauty palette, the shades are the perfect suit-all combinations and they sound gorgeous. Also, testament to Pixi that the shadows survived the fall! X Lisa | http://www.lisasnotebook.com Reply I don’t always have time to put it on in the mornings, I favour sleep over getting ready 😂😂 Yeah, I’m leaning towards preferring that palette too! X Reply Oh wow those brushes are in SUCH a lovely box! These palettes are so beaut – they’re literally my ideal colours! Love the look you created with them ❤ Reply Yeah I ended up giving the box to my boyfriend as he collects boxes and pots for bits and bobs lol! I absolutely love the colours in both palettes! X Reply Well done for sticking with it so long! amazing achievement xx Violethollow.com Reply Thank you so much 🙂 xx Reply You look amazing! Well done, this was an inspirational journey as I too would like to tone up and get fitter but just starting at the moment feels so difficult. I really need to get myself into gear! Reply Thank you! Yeah, the starting part is definitely the hardest bit, I nearly turned the opportunity down because I was scared but I’m so glad I did it! You can do this too 😘 Reply 2020 has definitely been a weird year so far! It sounds like you’ve had a few ups and downs these past few months. I love the floral dress and boots you’ve purchased! Reply Yeah and it’s only got weirder, right? I almost wish I’d kept the floral dress now lol x Reply This definitely motivated me to keep on going with my exercising journey ! You look great! You’ve got alot of motivation so keep on going! x Reply Thank you 😘 I can’t wait to get back to the gym one day! Good luck with your exercise journey xx Reply That is some serious exercising, but I love that you stuck through it and achieved the results you were after, as well as sharing your videos! Staying the same size afterwards is a rewarding experience; often dedication and patience are key to happy results. 🙂 Reply Thank you so much! I’m really proud that I managed to keep it up for a whole year 🙂 x Reply So proud of you for what you’ve achieved! You’re an amazing human! Love, Amie ❤ The Curvaceous Vegan Reply Thanks lovely! Can’t wait till I can go back to it 🙂 xx Reply The food at curry leaf looks amazing!! Love the Pixi products too, I’d blooming love to be on their PR list. Haha. Hope the new jobs going well hun. Claire.X Reply It was so good, I can’t wait to go back! The Pixi products are so good, I can’t wait to blog about them 🙂🙂 The new job is going well but I’m working from home at the moment! X Reply You look gorgeous in all of your photos and training sessions! Seeing you made me want to do weight lifting again 😀 x Thank you for sharing this post! Reply Thank you so much! Writing about it makes me miss it so much x Reply Two stone? TWO STONE? Wow, you should be chuffed to bits, that’s amazing, Holly, really well done! I hope whatever the underlying health issue is, it’s not too serious though. Thank you for such a motivating and inspiring post, Holly, stay safe xx Reply Thank you 😘😘 it’s just lovely to be able to fit into my clothes again! Thanks, I’m not really sure yet. Thank you for reading xx Reply You should be so proud of yourself lovely! You’ve clearly worked so hard and the results are definitely paying off! x Lucy | http://www.lucymary.co.uk Reply Thank you so much!! I really need to get back into it though!! x Reply this is an amazing fitness journey! you’re also incredibly strong, i can’t imagine lifting all those weights haha ellie x // elliekblog.blogspot.co.uk Reply Thanks Ellie 🙂 Ahaha, I did start off really slowly and worked my way up though xx Reply I think you’ve done amazingly. You should be so proud. I really have a bit of weight to lose – 2 stone would be a dream for me! I started using Holly Dolke on YouTube and joined her membership programme in January. She does some fab HIIT workouts and I’m really enjoying it. I just wish I could see results quicker! xxx Reply Thank you so much Jenny! Oooh, I might have to check her out, thanks for the tip! Ah yeah, it’s really shit when it’s really slow progress isn’t it but at least it’s a healthy way of doing it 🙂 xxx Reply Wow! It sounds like you have been on an incredible fitness journey, losing 2 stone is so impressive! You look amazing, Holly! I have also been working out with weights recently, it’s such a good way to tone up and feel stronger 🙂 Your story is really inspirational, thank you for the motivation! <3 xx Bexa | http://www.hellobexa.com Reply Thank you Bexa! Yes, weight training is great for toning up and it’s pretty fun too!! Keep at it 🙂 xx Reply You look great – what you are doing is clearly working! Reply Thanks Lisa 🙂 Reply I love this post, it’s such a lovely way for us to see what you’ve been up to 🙂 Glad you’re enjoying your new job! Soph – http://www.thecoffeelawdiary.blogspot.com Reply Thank you so much 😘 yes, I’m enjoying it a lot, well I was until I had to work from home and now I miss everyone xx Reply This sounds absolutely amazing, your lady bits comments made me laugh so much ; that is always my dear with tea tree stuff. I really love how cute the packaging is x Reply Ahaha glad you liked the lady bits comment, I nearly didn’t add it in 😂😂 yes, the packaging really brightened up the bathroom 🙂🙂 x Reply They sound really great! So pleased to hear you have had such a good experience xx Violethollow.com Reply Thanks Sam 🙂 xx Reply These sound fantastic, I’m definitely going to have to give them a try!! Roni 🖤 myelevatedexistence.com Reply They’re definitely worth trying 🙂🙂 x Reply I have never tried this but have been wanting to because a celeb I follow used to have it in her amazon wishlist. Funny but I remember. I cannot wait to try it. I love good skincare and the fact u mentioned the moisturizer is heavier is exactly what I need. Just did my skincare now and I use two different moisturizers and still feel dry skin. Grrr! Thanks for the review. Cannot wait to try! Reply That’s a good reason to give it a go 🙂🙂 I hope it helps if you do end up trying it. I hate having dry skin on my face! X Reply Great review, Holly! These sound like fab products – I love the packaging too. I’ve heard tea tree has loads of great properties and benefits! xxx Reply Thanks Jenny! I love how great the shampoo was for my scalp too, it really helped 🙂🙂 xxx Reply This sounds like a fantastic brand, I love the bright and vibrant packaging, it is so eye-catching! Every product sounds like it is full of natural and healthy ingredients, I love the sound of the shampoo and conditioner, especially as you had great results with getting soft and sleek hair. Thanks for sharing your review Holly, fab post and pretty photos! ❤ xx Bexa | http://www.hellobexa.com Reply I was really impressed with them, the products look amazing and my hair has been feeling silky soft ♥️ thanks for reading xx Reply Can we stop 2020? I want to get off! xD I’ll actually had a really rough start to my year mentally but I’m plodding on! We’re all having a struggle. Those boots look bad-ass, hun! You’ve got great taste! 😉 Daisy xoxo | TheDeeWhoLived Reply Or can we just forward to 2021?? I’m sorry to hear that love, I’ve been struggling with my anxiety so I feel you!! Awww thank you! I love them both and glad I bought the second pair in the end xx Reply I was so impressed with my Photo Wall print too, they’re a fab company. The photo you chose is SO LOVELY! I love where you’ve positioned it too xxx Reply Thanks Jenny, we love it too!! I definitely want more when we finish more of the house!! 🙂 xxx Reply Good post. Good luck in your new job. Btw, I liked the floral dress. Reply Thank you so much 😘😘 I liked the dress too but wish it wasn’t stretchy fabric! Reply Hope you are well! Sorry to hear you had a to have surgery 😦 Mr Bear is super cute 🙂 Emma | http://www.lifeofemmax.co.uk Reply Thanks Emma 😘😘 yes, he is super cute, isn’t he? Xx Reply I have never tried Pixi Products before but based on your post they look amazing! I love trying out face masks so I need to try them out! Reply The masks are some of my absolute favourites, I’d definitely recommend giving them a go 😘😘 Reply 2020 is just flying by! My husband is working from home as well. I already worked from home, so not much has changed for me there. Your cat is adorable! Reply It’s going so quickly, isn’t it? After you getting on okay with him being there all the time? Awww thank you, he’s our baby Bear ♥️♥️ Reply Great to hear from you 🙂 You have had some ups and downs the last few months, but hope the next few go okay too 🙂 Nic | Nic’s Adventures & Bakes Reply Thanks Nic 🙂 Yeah, it’s been a bit of a weird year so far but I hope the next few months get better for everyone 🙂 x Reply That is the most beautiful picture of the two of you, I can see exactly why you chose it! And above your bed in due course will be perfect. I love Photowall, they are such a wonderful company, I have a full size horse canvas from them on one of our walls and it’s transformed that room. Lovely review, Holly! x Lisa | http://www.lisasnotebook.com Reply Aww, thank you so much!! We love it and yes, I think it’ll be perfect over the bed 🙂 Oh, that’s so lovely, I bet it makes such a difference 🙂 x Reply Aww, that is such a lovely photo and so nice it has special memories of Disneyland too, so cute! I was lucky enough to review a Photowall canvas a few years ago, they are such a great company, and the print is still brightening up the wall in my lounge today! Thanks for sharing you review Holly, fab post and a great reminder of how awesome Photowall are! <3 xx Bexa | http://www.hellobexa.com Reply Thank you:) Ah, that’s really cool, they’re a lovely company, aren’t they? I’m glad you still have yours up!! xx Reply Awesome! This is really nice and informative post. Thanks for sharing this post. Reply This place is so cute! It has SO much character! Your food looks incredible too x Reply It’s incredibly cute 😀😀 the food was so good!! I can’t wait to go back sometime! X Reply I absolutely love how colorful the decor and the walls are! This looks like such a fun place to visit. Reply Yes, it’s so pretty in there, it’s definitely worth a visit 🙂 x Reply That cake and yule log look delicious Holly! 😍 Makes me want to take up baking again. I love the cute pumpkin pot. I hardly go in Next but I’ll have a look in there more often. Reply They were both so good and, yes, you should definitely take up baking!! I don’t go in there often but I love their homewares 🙂 Reply I love Indian food so this is right up my alley. I’ve still not been to Brighton(!) z next year? – but I’ll definitely be paying the Curry Leaf a visit. Reply Same, I love it so much!! Yes, I’d definitely recommend visiting when you come to Brighton 🙂 x Reply This looks delicious! I love that they do different food at each location – keeps things interesting with more options! Curry is my favourite so I vote we visit when I next come to Brighton 👍 Reply Oooh yes, we should definitely go here when you’re next down, so many veggie options too 🙂 Reply I think the last time I watched ‘I’m a celebrity’ was when Dougie from Mcfly won it! 🙈 So while I don’t recognise these boots, I do love the look of them. They’re really comfy looking! The laid back white tee and skirt is a great outfit to pair them with, and you can never go wrong with an animal print for jungle vibes either, I wish I had your sense of style. Reply Ah we didn’t watch it back then! They’re so comfy, I love them and thank you 🙂 I don’t feel like I have a sense of style lol Reply That cake you made for J’s birthday looks absolutely delicious! The Yule Log looks tasty too! x Reply Thank you, they were both pretty amazing tbh 😀😀 x Reply I have a fair amount of HP socks and PJs! I LOVE the Honeydukes set you have!!! So jelly. The covers of my set are the newer one’s I think? But I’ve owned several different editions! Loved this post, long live Harry Potter! Kenna, lifeoflilyblog.com xxx Reply My HP socks all have holes in now, I think I need some more!! Ah thank you, I love them and I wish I’d got the Honeydukes shoes when they came out 😀 Glad you liked the post, thank you 🙂 xx Reply The boots look really comfy, are they waterproof too? I love the look you went for – I’ve been looking for a skirt like that for a while too, did you buy it recently? Reply Yes, they’re perfectly waterproof 🙂 I got it a couple of weeks ago in Matalan so it should still be available 🙂 x Reply You look fab in these outfits and the boots look practical for getting outdoors this time of year x https://www.katescloset.uk/ Reply Thank you so much 🙂 I’m really hoping for some snow now so I can test them out in the snow as well 😀 x Reply I love Karen Rose and Karin Slaughter!! Closer Than You Think is my favourite Karen Rose book so far. Daniel Cole and Katerina Diamond are other crime thriller authors I enjoy. Definitely going to keep an eye out for for some of these books! Saph x simplysaph.co.uk Reply Ah I’ve not heard of Daniel Cole or Katerina Diamond, I’ll have to keep an eye out for these ones, thanks for the recommendations! Xx Reply Those pins look amazing, might have a look for the Orca one! Nic | Nic’s Adventures & Bakes Reply Thank you, I love them 😀😀 Reply I hope you settle into your new hours soon! The sundaes at the Pusheen cafe look absolutely incredible x Sophie Reply Thank you 😘😘 yeah it’s super cute! X Reply It sounds so good! I’ve never been to a spa, but I kinda want to go now haha! Reply Oh you definitely should, it’s so relaxing 🙂 x Reply This dress is so pretty with such a cute print & it looks gorgeous on you! I have a dress that always makes me feel good when I wear it, it’s from boohoo and I really wish I’d bought the other colour options of it that they had available back when I bought it now because I didn’t think I was going to love it so much! Lovely post x Sarah | Raiin Monkey Reply Thank you 😘😘 awwww it’s always a shame when they do the same dress in different colours but go out of stock when you decide you need all the colours! X Reply I seriously want to go here so much! 😦 I might see if I can convince my boyfriend for us to go at the start of January for my 30th! 😀 It just looks so damn cute, but why does it having to be in Brighton? 😛 It’s so awkward to get to from Birmingham! xD https://theremightbecoffee.wordpress.com Reply I don’t think it’ll still be pusheen in January 😫 they change the themes regularly! Ah yeah, Brighton from Birmingham is such a mission xx Reply Oh really?! Is it not a permanent thing? That’s a real shame to be fair. 🙁 Reply Yeah, they change the theme every couple of months x Reply Oh it’s so disappointing when places concentrate more on the look than the offerings! At least you know now Emmy x Reply I know, I hate that 🙁 I am tempted by the waffles though 😀 x Reply Oh that sounds like an absolute dream & the fact it’s all vegan / ethically sourced is amazing! I wish I had a spa super close to me 😂 the travel home always ruins my zen Emmy Reply Ahaha, I know what you mean! Having to deal with people on the bus kills the relaxed vibe!! Reply This place sounds lovely! I love that they offer vegan and cruelty free products especially http://www.theemeralddove.co.uk Reply It’s such a lovely place to feel pampered! Yes, the vegan and cruelty free products are a massive bonus and great for Brighton 😊😊 Reply This sounds heavenly Holly! 😍 I’ve never been to a spa but I’m taking my mum to a local one next weekend as a late birthday treat. We’re having a mud massage! Reply Oh that’s such a lovely idea, I hope you both enjoy it 😊😊 Reply This place looks so cute!! It is a shame that the food wasn’t as good though – kinda important in a café, right? http://www.theemeralddove.co.uk Reply Yeah, you’d definitely think so! Reply I adore pusheen! It looks so pretty such a shame it didn’t live up to the hype Reply I loved the experience, it’s a shame my sundae let me down! If I had to go again, I’d definitely opt for the waffles instead! Reply I haven’t seen this place before but I will go and have a nosy to check it out. I wonder what sort of other themes they do? Reply I think the other themes are on the bottom of their website… If I remember correctly, one of them might be Moomins which would be cute! Reply It’s sad that there are so many places like this that pop up – look amazing for photos, but everything else is just bland, so you are only paying for the experience. I’ve got to say though – your ‘ice cream’ even looks like sorbet 🤷♀️ Reply Yeah, we were so surprised when it turned up!! It seemed as though it was so watered down too! Reply Everything looks so cute but £9 for ice cream is crazy! 😮 If I do go I think I’d go by your recommendation of a waffle but jeeeez Reply I know right? There are better ice cream sundae places in Brighton that charge less!! Reply I completely missed the fact that yours had little ice cream cones in it! Definitely no need to go back but as you said, glad we went. x Reply Ah yeah, they were cute but that tasteless chocolate! I’m so glad we went to check it out x Reply Ooooh I love a Mercure! Will keep this in mind for my next trip to Brighton.