Well 2018 has absolutely flown by. It’s pretty insane that we’re already a whole half through the year but it’s been a pretty crazy and rewarding one so far. I thought I’d do a little round up of some of my favourite things throughout the first half of the year. It’ll be something to look back at when Christmas rolls around too to see if I’m still feeling the love for them. Yes, I did just say the C word in July. I’m actually already a tad excited for it as I’ve come to the conclusion I’m much more of a cold weather lover than a sun soaker. Either way, I’m trying to make the best of the brighter weather while it’s around. Onto my favourites, it’s going to be a bit of everything really. Things to do with blogging, makeup, fashion, food etc. Hope you enjoy!
Top 5 Favourite Bloggers
1. Alice Hobbis
Alice is quite literally me personality-wise just living in a different city. I mean we even have the same name. She is super beautiful, kind and is pretty fabulous at dealing with my meltdowns. And I get to meet her very, very soon so be prepared for some Al & Al spam. What a babe, be sure to check her out for some fabulous beauty posts!
2. Gaby Banner
So fabulously funny, gorgeous and down to earth! Gaby is always asking how I am and I feel like we’d be such fabulous friends if we knew each other in real life (hopefully one day!). Her blog mainly focuses on fashion but you also have the wedding planning, reviews and brutally honest and hilarious life posts. Go give her a follow!
3. Andi Matzen
Andi was one of the first bloggers I got properly talking to and I still love her to bits. It’s been so lovely to see her grow over the past year or so, on her blog and in a personal sense. She’s a lovely lady! Her dating posts have been some of my favourite ever and her beauty reviews are fabulously honest too! Check Andi out for some Tinder reality goodness.
4. Liz Brannan
Although we don’t have the same illness, I feel like Liz knows just what to say when I’ve had a bad day with mine. It’s also really refreshing to see someone (especially a woman) not afraid to be passionate about something different – volcanoes! She always leaves really lovely comments and replies – go have a nose at her blog if you’re into travel, geography and lifestyle posts!
5. Jade Marie
Jade and I do not remember how we managed to come across each other but we’re both very glad we did! She’s for sure one of the most supportive bloggers out there, is constantly cheering me on and I love how open she is about her mental health. Give her blog a read if you’re into self-care, relatable lifestyle and mental health posts.
5+1. (sorry cheated a little here) Siobhan Gale
Siobhan is so, so encouraging and supportive. She inspires me with her dedication to veganism and just seems like an all round lovely and adorable person! Her food always looks incredible and has really made me want to eventually transfer to a vegan lifestyle once I’m recovered. You NEED to check her blog out if you’re a food lover, vegan or not!
Top 5 Favourite Blogs
Again, please do not be offended if you’re not on this list as there are so many insane blogs around. These have just really stuck in my mind and are ones that I regularly get excited to visit for various reasons that I will list!
Honestly Ellies blog is adorable and I love coming to it for some easy reading on an array of topics (mostly beauty). She’s also been nominated for an award recently which is amazing! I love her creativity and how dedicated to her blog she is aswell as talking about some important subjects!
Emma is ALWAYS trying out products that I want to but am on the fence about. It makes it so much easier for me to come to her blog and find out whether to purchase or not! She’s super gorgeous, I adore her makeup looks and the layout of her blog is fabulous too!
5. Hello Bexa
Bexas blog is just so full of joy, pink and colour. It makes me so happy just to look at it let alone reading all the positive things she has to say too. I constantly look forward to her new uploads and seeing what fabulous indie brands or recipes she’s posting about this week!
Top 5 Favourites Of My Own Blog Posts
Gotta be your own cheerleader to some extent, haven’t you?
5. Swimwear Post – I was so scared to post this but I got such amazing feedback and so much love on it. It’s made me feel so much more comfortable about my body!
Top 5 Favourite Makeup Products
Top 5 Favourite Skincare Products
It’s been a little while since I did a fashion post because to be honest, I haven’t been feeling well enough to get out and shoot. Here are my favourites anyway and I hope to be putting together some awesome outfits to show you guys again, soon.
Top 5 Favourite Items Of Clothing
5. Monochrome Check Skirt from LoveTooTrue
Top 5 Favourite Shoes
5. Plain Black New Balance
Top 5 Favourite Foods
5. Cheesy Doritos. Don’t let them near me, the whole bag will disappear.
Top 5 Favourite Songs
5. Dua Lipa – Homesick
I enjoy writing these posts every now and again as I feel like it helps people get to know you a lot better. It’s also great to show some appreciation to people who have really supported you or for blogs you generally love. Although I do wish I could’ve squished about 30 people into those sections!
To end on a positive note, what’s your favourite blog post that you’ve uploaded this year?