Sunday, April 9

- My Recommended Sunday Reads...

It's been too long since I last posted. What's the reason? Well, I won't bore you with the standard reel I've hit you with on here lately of I'm out of the house 12 hours a day in the week, on various adventures at the weekends and just generally in need of some off screen time. That's all true. But in the past month or so I just haven't felt like posting, even when I do have the time and energy to do so.

 
Why? Well, I feel like blogging has changed *a lot* lately, and Twitter tells me I'm not alone. That's not to say I don't like blogging anymore because heck I do, I love this community, I just personally don't see it as a space to be competitive and never want to have to be in a position where I'm forcing myself to post.

As these thoughts were entering my mind Nicole from Sleek Chic and Jessie from All Things Beautiful both wrote posts that I found myself furiously nodding along to. I don't want to go off on a tangent in this post because these beauties sum it up perfectly - check out their posts here and here.

In the meantime and on a more positive note, Spring has sprung whilst I've been offline meaning an abundance of blossom has hit us once again. I swear it looks more and more beautiful each year?! Despite being absent from my little space here lately, you can still always find me on Twitter and Instagram , and I do my best to catch up on my favourite blogs when I get the chance.

Therefore, I thought for this post I'd share some love in the blogging community by sharing with you my go-to reads. These are all bloggers I've been following from the start (I guess you could call them golden oldies ;)) and ones who I see as my blogging buddies. Obviously the below are just a fraction of my faves so please don't be offended if you're not listed. These are just who instantly pop into my head and who I visit regularly and you never know, I may do another of these posts again soon... ;)

Nicole // Sleek Chic: The blogger with hair to die for (I'm talking serious merBABE hair) and a dreamy, enviable pastel wardrobe, Nicole has been a favourite blogger of mine for years now. She's also just moved house - eeeep(!) - and I've been loving her home inspo posts and Instagrams lately! :)

Jessie // All Things Beautiful: Did someone say Girl Boss? ;) This lovely lady is such an inspiration and a true example of determination paying off - just goes to show that achieving your dreams really is possible. :)

Alina // Beauty With Charm: Alina is someone I look up to and really take her skincare and beauty tips on board. It also helps that we have a similar skin type and taste in makeup. Her selfies are constantly flawless (damn you!). :)

Shireen // Reflection of Sanity: I find Shireen hilarious! Her posts are always written in a chatty way and I find we have a really similar sense of humour. She's based in Canada so it's really interesting to see what beauty products can be accessed over the pond. :)

Jasmine // Jasmine Talks Beauty: When I find myself feeling spendy in Boots, a lot of it is down to Jasmine. Her blog has the perfect balance of drugstore and high-end products and I love that she's with me on the marble and rose gold/copper obsession. :)

Heather // Of Beauty and Nothingness: I love the uniqueness of Heather's blog. Her posts are always original and I love that each post is a true surprise. I also love that she's a fellow book-worm and I often head to her blog when I'm in need of book recommendations. :)

Amy // Call Me Amy: I've loved following Amy's blogging journey, it's amazing to see where she is now. I see her as my fellow coffee lover and her Instagram accounts is one of my faves! :)

Kayleigh // Very Berry Cosmo: I'm a proud STRAWB! I love the community Kayleigh has built and love that she punches mental health in the face (and butt). I often find myself watching her Instagram stories over breakfast and she has the cutest pets! :)

Jemma // Dork Face: How could I not include Jemma?! #GirlGang is thanks to her and she really is the queen of this community! Her cute designs are available to buy (here) and are perfect if you want to add a Pinterst-y touch to your home. I also want to share how supportive she is and how she puts time aside for anyone and everyone. :)

Do you read these blogs? I'd love you to share some of your faves in the comments below!

11 comments:

  1. A fantastic list of blogs :)
    I'm spending the day reading in the sun, so I'll be checking these out :D
    ♥ Fran - frannymac.com xx

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  2. Wow, thank you so so much babe! This is so so lovely of you! I promise I'm gonna check out everyone I don't already follow! You're the best! Xxx

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  3. Eeee thank you SO much Karen you absolute doll! You really have been there since the start of my blogging journey and your blog was one of the reasons I started in the first place so thank you! Xxx

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  4. I've been so meh with blogging lately, I still enjoy writing and taking photos. Best part of course is trying out various products. But the social media side of it, I am just not dealing well with at all ugh. Thank you ever so much for your lovely words, they have cheered me up so much xox

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  5. Thank you so much for your super lovely mention of me! It made my day x

    Heather | Of Beauty & Nothingness x

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  6. You really made my day with this, Karen, thank you again! And I am in the same mindset about blogging too...I swear it's dying a very slow death.

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  7. I love love the image of the tree <3! Hahahah and I miss chatting with you! I love Alina's blog, and Shireen's and yours obviously :p and Heathers!!! Hehehe

    Serene | iamserenel.com

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  8. I love some of these girls too, so I will definitely have to check out your other recommendations! I know what you mean about blogging. I do feel like it's changing and I'm not quite sure where it's headed at the moment. x

    Kate Louise Blogs

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  9. Great article, love your sharing so much, thank you!

    GlassesShop

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  10. Great suggestions, love discovering new bloggers! :D

    I have a new post up on the blog, would love to know your thoughts:

    * Electric Sunrise - Fashion and Lifestyle Blog *

    P.s. I'm currently hosting a giveaway to win a personalised phone case!

    x

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  11. A great list of suggestions. Blogging can be difficult when life gets busy and a twelve hour day is a long one. I'm having similar issues Lucy x

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