Authors Posts by Zoë Holman

Zoë Holman

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The January Skincare

We’re deep in to the month of January now, which lets be honest, is a perpetual month long hangover after the buzz of the festive season. You’ve overindulged in a tad too much alcohol (or in my case, a shameful amount), eaten your weight in chocolate and cheese, exchanged gifts and been merry, and done little else. Then bam. It hits. All of a sudden you’re back at work/school. It’s dark when you get up and dark when you get home, but there’s no pretty Christmas lights or the promise of a break to get you through. It’s just cold, and you’re probably half a stone heavier. Before starting, thank you Sarah for giving me ideas to write articles in January. Let’s visit her latest review – best indoor & outdoor rabbit hutch

Live Music / Spotify Playlists

I’m big into music. I compile playlists pretty much daily, for every mood that strikes. I listen to anything from Death Grips to The Staves, and pretty much anything in between. I love carefully studying sound, dissecting each individual element of a song that I fall in love with, and then putting it back together with a greater understanding of what’s being conveyed. For me, music is much more stimulating than visual art.

5 Vegan Lunch Ideas

It’s been a bit quiet on the post front, due to my return to school. My final year and a stressful one at that, yay! It hasn’t been great trying to get back in the swing of school, but I’ve been trying to start the year as I mean to go on, with eating better food to fuel me enough to be able to withstand the long hours of study I have ahead of me. I consider myself a part-time vegan, by which I mean I eat vegan as often as possible, with the occasional small amount of dairy, and non-vegan food at friends houses/while I’m out and it’s not easily accessible. It can be really hard to come up with healthy veggie/vegan lunch options for school/work that are easy to make ahead of time, last well thrown in a bag and are okay for on the go. I’ve been experimenting with a few different meals for my first week back, so thought I’d share what I ate to give some ideas for healthier options! If you’d like a similar post with breakfasts, or another one of these with different foods, let me know. I also want to share some recipes if you’re interested!

>> By the way, my friend just created a new blog about baby. Let’s check her blog: babystrollercarseatcombo.com

Urban Decay

When I use the term “Urban”, I use it loosely. Rural village decay didn’t have the same ring to it. Before making this set, I must purchase a new vanity table with cheap accent chairs (under $100 or $200), to refresh my room, for more inspiration!

Hat – H&M
Dress – Boohoo
Bag – Boohoo
Cardigan – Missguided
Boots – H&M
Necklaces – Forever 21 & Ebay
Bracelet – Newbridge Silverware

Changes

This is the first time, in so long, that I’ve actually just wanted to sit and write. So without further ado, with me being very quiet in the online world, I feel it is time for an update – a catch-up, an explanation, and a few big (big) changes regarding this space.

I’m going through a very transitional time in my life at the moment. I’m about to turn 18, an actual real grown up. I’m entering my final year of school, which means this time next year(ish) I’ll be moving to Dublin city, 5 hours from home, and starting the next phase of my life. I’m in a very rough place regarding my mental health, and I recently separated from my boyfriend of 1 year. So yes, not necessarily how I hoped this summer would go!

>> By the way, please check my sister reviews on best outdoor cat house and shelter on her blog!

Space Mermaid Nails

 

 

This is a super impromptu post, but my nails looked so cool that I thought they ought to have a post dedicated to them! I wanted something extra-funky for festival-ing (lets be honest, I’d wear these anytime anyway), so I experimented a bit and came up with these badboys. They took about an hour to finish and it was overnight before they FULLY dried, but I adore the effect! It is kind of like some sort of futuristic mermaid tail, and I’m all about that life. There’s a mixture of chunky silver glitter and small flecks of holographic glitter, and the effect it gives when you look at them under them light is just too cool. How I did it…

5 Nail Colours for Summer


I must admit, as I type this I have khaki nails, and the week before I had deep, berry red talons. So clearly, I kind of ignore the rules of summer. However, I’m a big fan of bright nails too. I love colour, and summer time is a great excuse to crack out the brightness. I thought I’d share my top 5 nail colours that evoke thoughts of beachy, music festival & cocktail days..

My Festival Essentials

This isn’t your glossy magazine “festival essentials”. I’m not about to tell you that you need to be drinking kale smoothies and using body lotion daily, or telling you about some fringed handbag. Frankly, thats the biggest load of bullshit. This is the actualessentials for a festival, in all their drunken, dirty glory. I’m not about to pay for showers and the luxury of a flushing toilet, and I’m sleeping in a field with 70,000 others for 3 nights. Some level of creature comfort is required, so here’s what I feel like you require in order to not feel absolutely disgusting..

Bits of Life // June 2015

Usually, I write these posts and I’ve done 1 million things in a month, I have loads to share. However, with June, I’ve kind of had to find things to write about! May was really stressful. It was the last month of school, I was all over the country, so I was barely sleeping and very tearful. June has not been my most productive month, and honestly, it’s had me feeling a little guilty. I’ve neglected my blog a bit, I haven’t been my usual big-planning, forward thinking self. I also plan to buy a cheap bunk beds for kids just under $200 for my brother and me, for now, it’s also a big money with me. But I’m realising that’s okay. 

June 2015 Favourites

These photos look like I’ve saturated them within an inch of their life – not so. That’s the June sunshine for you!

This month has been a lot about being lazy and convenient. As the summer season has hit, I’ve been rushing around from place to place – to various parties, sessions, friends houses, a weekend away – so my usually very high maintenance routine has slackened a bit, I just can’t keep up that level of prissiness when I’m all over the place wearing the same t-shirt for 3 days in a row. Even so, I still have a few bits I’ve been loving throughout the month.

Before continuing, please visit friend’s blog. She’s mom now and just published a review on kids outdoor playhouse.

The 2nd Best Kind of Mojito You’ll Ever Try

These photos aren’t the best.. I’ve been having trouble getting photos to look how I want lately, go figure! I’ll get there.

The reason it’s titled the 2nd best mojito you’ll ever try, is because I’m not gonna get sickly sweet here. The real thing is unbeatable. However, The Body Shop Virgin Mojito Collection is one of my favourite from them in a long time. It’s something I haven’t seen before, and it’s perfect, refreshing and sweet for summer. They sent me out two products from the range, here’s how I got on..