Tag: creativity

BLOGMAS #10

You know everybody is going to join in on Christmas jumper wearing throughout December so why not be a sheep this once and follow.

Here’s a handful I found on Pinterest that I’d definitely wear


Some are really hideous and cringe worthy but these I think are totally wearable.

Think my favourite ones are the first and last one.

15 days to go 🎄 that’s if you’re counting xx

Where to find other bloggers

When you first start blogging it can almost feel alien to you. As you feel quite lonely, because maybe your friends don’t get the whole blogging thing. Let me tell you there’s plenty that do.

Don’t know where to look for them?

Here’s where I found some of mine and how you can find yours and be friends for life.

❤️ Pinterest
❤️ Instagram
❤️ Twitter chats
❤️ Using hashtags on social media
❤️ Groups on Facebook
❤️ Follow other blogs
❤️ Comment on other blogs

You need to try spark up a conversation, be brave and be the one to break the ice.

If someone is asking for help with their blog and you know the answer. Reach out and offer an olive branch.

When you have built up a little bit of a bond feature them on your blog or social media to show you really value their friendship. Also do a shout out or follow Friday and tell everyone why they should follow such an awesome individual.

If they take the time to read your blog and comment then you should in return do the same. Get into the habit of reading blogs every night.
If you live near a certain blogger suggest meeting up at an event near you. If you live in bigger cities you’ll more than likely get event invites.

Ask to join a Pinterest group which helps promote your post and make sure you participate.

Share on your Instagram stories some of your bloggers feed photos or quotes that you like. I’ll help others find them too.
Make yourself available to your blogger friends if they should ever need you and you’ll be a friend they’ll never want to lose.

It’s not what you look like

I thought I’d write a poem today which will most likely make a feature in my book once I put it together…

Let me know what you think

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It’s not what you look like, it makes you stand out I know, but does it show just who you are deep down, I think no.

Don’t be superficial and just go on looks alone, the person who you are seeking should like you for you, if not tell them to go.

Standing in front of the mirror, does it show how you feel, your happiness inside you spinning on an imaginary wheel?

Don’t worry about the outside it is not to be approved, because once you have undressed it.. all has been removed,

So worry about the inside of you before you decorate the out.

Tell the vanity inside of you to hurry up, get out.

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A simple but Stylish DIY

You know when you have all your pretty notebooks you don’t want to use because you just want up admire them and keep them fresh…

So you get yourself a boring notebook and it just doesn’t scream use me so just gets pushed to one side.


I thought why not use that lonely book and make it look simple but pretty at the same time so here is what I decided to go with.


A piece of pink card, some double sided adhesive tape, some sticker paper, a quote and there you have it. A couple of hearts drawn on for good measure.

You don’t have to be good at crafts, just use your imagination a bit.

Go as crazy as you like…
If you decide to do it and share it on Instagram tag me @holzieloves or use #HLDIY

Happy Thursday 😘

Fierce Female Friday Week 4

Happy Friday my lovelies. This is last week of Fierce Female Friday. Today we have the lovely Chanelle.

Chanelle is a small town blogger from New Zealand who tends to blog mostly about beauty and lifestyle. She blogs to express her passion for makeup and enjoys interacting with other bloggers.

Here are the Q and A’s

1. What makes you feel powerful?

I feel powerful when I’m able to help someone and share knowledge. Also, wearing bright fuchsia lipstick makes me feel happy and confident – it’s MY colour!

2. What 3 strong women do you look up to?

1. My mum – I am who I am mostly because of her. She has taught me important lessons and has had to go through a lot in life. She brought up two children on her own which can’t have been easy.

2. Shania Twain – I have listened to Shania’s music since I was a young girl. Music makes me happiest and it was an honour to be at Shania’s first ever New Zealand show in 2018 (she even touched my hand). Her life hasn’t always been easy and her attitude to keep fighting and keep going is inspirational.

3. Cheating a little here but Kylie and Dannii Minogue – I cant pick a favourite and I look up to them both! They are proof that hard work and determination will get you far. They always bounce back when faced with adversity.

2.What advice would you give to someone needing to find their inner fierceness?

Really get to know yourself and who you are, what you like, what you don’t like etc. – this shows you have a standard and if people come along and try and walk over you and make you change they won’t be able to. Trust your gut instinct. Don’t be afraid to spend time alone. Know that it’s ok not to do what everyone else does. Most importantly, be kind to yourself!

Why not go and check out chanelles links below

Chanelles Blog

Chanelles Instagram

chanelles Twitter

Chanelles Pinterest

I have really enjoyed this months series of Feirce women, I hope you have too.

Girly Nail look

I paint my nails myself, I’ve never been and had any sort of extensions or gels. My nails are natural and I’m proud of them… Not so when they break right in the quick but let’s hope they don’t do that for a while or else they’ll all have the chop 🙈

So here’s this week’s look

Taken out in my garden as there was sunlight and needed to take advantage of it.

These are the nail varnishes used and I love the 60 second ones from Rimmel.

The technic one is very old but still adds a little something to a plain colour.

I reckon the price was about £9 for all 3 so that’s alot cheaper than going to the salon.

The ball is rolling

YES I’VE DONE IT

IT’S BEEN GOING AROUND IN MY MIND

ALL THE WORDS I WANT TO WRITE

WERE REALLY HARD TO FIND

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I finally got my act together and thought about this book i have been willing to write. I want to make it perfect, not just for me but perfect for all who read it.

So today I have come up with a plan and of course the title.

The cover at the moment is simple and I think I may leave it like that as nobody likes a garish looking book.

So if I plan to do two or three pages a night, I hope to have it completed by the end of the year if not before.

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YES MY BOOK WILL BE HELPFUL, WHAT ELSE DID YOU EXPECT. YOU’LL WANT TO REACH FOR IT MAYBE IN A TIME OF NEED.

Wish me luck 🍀