🧡 Happy Sunday 🧡 . . Something that @fearnecotton does on her stories quite regularly is to write things she’s grateful for (either that day, or just in general, no matter how big or small ) and whenever I read them, it gives me the nudge I needed to do the same! We so often think of the negatives, the things that aren’t quite right in our lives, the bits that need improving, that we don’t focus on the good bits enough! So I’m going to make my own list, and I encourage you to do the same (in the comments, on your phone or just on a piece of paper ). . . ⭐️ warm, light evenings. ⭐️ women supporting women. ⭐️ cadbury’s crunchy melts biscuits. ⭐️ my mum & her help with my garden. ⭐️ the scent of my hydrangea (LOL, NOT a euphemism ) ⭐️ family time. ⭐️ your positive comments. ⭐️ gavin & stacey. ⭐️ nalas little snores. .
Spent most of today trying to sort out the garden with my Mum. Gardening is very therapeutic until you’re both tugging with your entire body weight at a giant clump of grass to try and get it out the ground 😂🤦🏽♀️ Obviously had my sidekick following us around all day, trampling the mud & eating bits of straw... (Nala, not Alfie ) 😜 Hope you’ve all had a glorious weekend! Let me know what you got up to ☀️
Just love these ladies! How lucky am I that the people I get to work with have become life long friends? 🧡. . They do say your vibe attracts your tribe & I agree with that. If there are people in your life that aren’t bringing anything to a friendship/relationship/working relationship or anything of real value then it might be time to move on (But then I am an Aries so I’m pretty cut throat if I feel wronged by anyone, I ain’t got time for that shizz! Depending on who it is obviously! 😂 ) . . . So, questions: Do you have your ride or die tribe && Do you believe in star-signs? 🤣
Walking into Wednesday with a grin, (and a giant spot on my chin ) 🤘🏼
Felt a bit flat the last couple of days so a little galavant to London with @markyyferris was just what I needed! Honestly couldn’t tell you the last time I went on the tube as even thinking about it usually gets my heart palpitating, but I actually wanted to today, and I enjoyed it, which I was not entirely expecting! 😂 what have you done today?
It’s important that we check in with ourselves regularly and think about how we’re feeling, what we could change & whether we need to slow down a little bit. Not only is it important we do this for ourselves, it’s just as vital to ask how others are feeling too. It could be just the right moment for someone who is struggling to feel they can open up. We often forget to check in on people (especially with social media where someone’s life can look like a best bits highlight reel, it’s so much easier to hide how we’re really feeling, and in turn, harder for friends or family to notice too ). . . [“OHHH how lovely, I’ve just seen on Sally’s Instagram she had a fabulous meal out this evening, what a nice day she must be having”. - yet sally might be having the worst day ever! We’re all a little guilty of this]. . Please take a couple of minutes out to check on those you love, even the seemingly strong ones. If we all took a bit more time to check in on people, ask them how they’re feeling, how their day was regardless of what they’ve posted on social media, we’ll create more opportunity for others to talk & open up. . With that being said, I just wanted to take a moment to ask: HOW ARE YOU? Like REALLY? 🌻🌻🌻 #mentalhealthawarenessweek
HAPPY SUNDAY! ☀️ Hope you’re all having a beaut of a weekend so far!? I posted this on my stories yesterday but felt it needed its own moment so here she is, queen Nala @apugcallednala being pushed around the garden Center by @seanelliottoc (reality is that she sat here for 2 minutes then jumped out because it moved slightly ) 😂
IT’S HERE! 🙌🏼 Very exciting day for @acolorstory , @elsielarson & @emmaredvelvet & I as our app @filmmapp is now available to download in the App Store! (Check my linktree in my bio for direct download link, or I posted it on stories ) Thanks so much to those of you already downloading it and posting with your favourite filters. 🤘🏼 I know I’m slightly biased but it’s honestly the best app for taking your video or instagram stories to a whole new level (but also I just love messing around with colour and effects to find my favourite combo ). Don’t forget if you have any questions or need help at all, don’t hesitate to head on over to @filmmapp ! This whole video was coloured and edited with the app & filmed on an iPhone 😜 Let me know if you’ve downloaded it! ☀️
I don’t often post things I bake here on my feed, but I don’t want to start getting fussy with what I feel like you want to see & rather just share what I feel like sharing (yanno? ) I’ve always loved baking, I’m definitely not the best, but for me it’s a time where I’m relaxed, creative & happy and I’ve been making an effort to do it more! 💗 Yesterday, whilst the boys were building the half pipe (see yesterday’s post or stories ) I decided to whip out some ingredients and made this simple Victoria sponge and it was DELISH! What’s your favourite thing to do for “down time” where you just feel relaxed and happy? (P.s. see my stories to see me making it )
WEEKEND PLANS = ZERO! . (My favourite because then things pop up & you usually have the best weekend ever ) What are your plans this weekend? I’ve got my baggy jeans & chunky trainers ready for the halfpipe that Alfie is building in his office garden (definitely not going to launch off the drop on a skateboard ) (Also, definitely the craziest #shitmyboyfriendbuys so far... ) I’m also vlogging 🥳
Since I’ve been absolutely loving sharing more of my outfits & home bits here on Instagram, my most asked questions & the majority of my dm’s are “where is this from?”. So, I’ve decided to start a @liketoknow it account on the app! I’ll be posting outfits, beauty bits, home & interiors and exclusive content! Makes it easier to share and link where things are from & for it to be a more constant resource instead of 24 hours on stories. I’m excited to start using it, come follow me on there! I’ll pop a link in my bio. 🤘🏼 [Affiliate App]
Feeling very “myself” at the moment. I don’t know if I can quite explain what I mean without sounding slightly odd but maybe some of you can relate. I’m very open with people online about the struggles I’ve had with my anxiety over the past decade, of which I’ve made huge improvements on (fistpump ) but I do still have those days, weeks or months where my head is full of negativity & I feel like my brain is cotton wool, when I struggle to live in the moment & my head is just whirring with constant dread and self doubt, or that 80% of my thoughts are negative. Sometimes I don’t realise I feel like it because it becomes SO normal. I didn’t feel myself around this time last year & so I made it my mission to try and do things a little differently in lots of different areas. Some very big decisions with projects I’d already started & put on pause, ending long term projects like Zoella Beauty, I stopped uploading on my Zoella channel, turned things down that I felt I had no brain space for & also just changed up my overall life and business strategy (as well as many more personal things ) I knew if I didn’t go with what my head needed and what my heart wanted, I’d never have a chance to feel happier in myself. If filling my days with constant work & endless to do lists wasn’t helping, then I wanted to do the complete opposite. Strip everything right back. I never wanted it to get to the point I felt so lost I just stopped everything all together, because I love what I do so much. I just felt like I *couldn’t* love it in the way I used to. In the last couple of weeks I’ve started to notice a real change in myself (and others have too ), I feel like I’m living more in the moment, that life isn’t on fast forward & that I can stop and breathe. I’ve learnt not to care so much about what others think, or the immense pressure of the internet or a large following and how suffocating & isolating that can feel sometimes. Life is too damn short & precious to change and adapt for people that don’t appreciate you, to try and fit a mould that someone else has created for you or to live up to someone else’s expectations. Do you, be you & choose your own path, however hard it may seem 💗
SO EXCITED TO FINALLY SHARE THIS WITH YOU! Together with @elsielarson & @emmaredvelvet of @acolorstory we’ve created a brand new video effects + filters app for iOS. A place for you to get creative with your stories and videos with dreamy effects from vintage dust and grain to rainbow light leaks and glowy bokeh! It’s essentially an app I was desperate to have & the girls and the development team have been an absolute dream to work with! I’ve followed Emma & Elsie for years and always admired everything they do (not to mention using their other apps on a daily basis ) so being able to come together with them was a dream! It’s been a year in the making & it’s *almost* ready to share with you! Not long to go!! @filmmapp (all filmed on an iPhone & edited with Filmm )
I can’t wait for more sunny weekends! Currently staring outside at the cloudy, gloomy, wet and dark day that we have been graced with today! 😭 What did you get up to at the weekend? ☀️ (also how cute does Nala look in this photo? )
💗 These babes 💗 Just sat here feeling soppy & very lucky to have so many amazing friends who I’m so proud of and extremely grateful for, these two in particular. Tag your besties and tell them why you love them. It’s nice to spread the love ☺️
Who has got their hands on anything from the fruits range yet? These two are shower & bath staples & the banana foam is AMAZING for shaving your legs! 🍌 There might be two new products squeezing their way into this range very soon... 😉 Any guesses?
Happy Sunday! I’ve not been on Instagram much this weekend, just been trying to use my phone less in general which has been hard but also very needed sometimes! What have you been up to? Here’s a little look inside a section of our kitchen (the pantry bit... ) as lots of you wanted to see it! It’s one of my favourite spaces in the house, where baking or escaping happens & largely where I store our dinnerware, serving bowls, jugs, mugs etc etc There’s not a lot of food in here, besides baking ingredients & dried food like pasta, rice & quinoa but I kind of love it this way! 💗
Thanks for all your questions on yesterday’s photo, had so much fun answering them so will be sure to do it more often ✌🏼 I took this photo the morning after the party because it felt like the perfect little snapshot (how flipping cool were the cocktails ) What was your favourite 90’s kids tv show?
G O O D B Y E . T W E N T Y E I G H T✨. . Tomorrow I turn 29 & I’m reflecting on my year of being 28 before my final 365 days of being able to say “I’m in my twenties” 😂 It’s been a year of ups & downs (such is life ) but mostly a year of redirection, big decisions & self assurance. Here’s to another year of being unapologetically weird, laughing at things nobody else finds funny, dancing to s club 7 in the shower, spending too much money on takeaways, making memories with people I love, being a bit blunt, giving less of a shit about what people think about me, following my heart, exploring new places, being there for others, buying more throws than I need, going to bed at 8.30pm, having the occasional night out for @markyyferris , obsessing over tv shows, kissing my dog & @alfiedeyes into oblivion, not drinking enough water, making messy little piles around the house, eating too much chocolate, wearing unflattering pjs, smiling so much my face hurts, being extra when hosting every and any occasion, being a perfectionist, demanding massages, living in the moment & making the most of every day! . . I feel like I just wrote my cv or some extravagant online dating profile! 😂 either way, it’s nice not to feel like anything has to change at all & carry on being me. Age is just a number after all! What traits/things will you take through every birthday you have? 🎈. . 📸 : @mattholyoak 👗: @alexandrafullerton 💄: @pixiwoo 💇🏼♀️: @samantha cusick.
Spring skies 🌸
Ello Monday 👋🏼. . Going to spend most of the day in comfy hoodies and jogging bottoms doing all the party prep I can for my birthday on Thursday 🎉 Makeup used is the #zoellaxcolourpop Brunch Date palette & Little One liquid lip! Hoody is the softest thing I own & it’s from @hm 👍🏼
Have been up since 5am (couldn’t fall back to sleep ) & have had the most productive day already. I always get so much more done & have a lot more energy when I get up earlier (definitely crash earlier though, but I’m a granny so being in bed by 9pm is THE DREAM ). Did a spot of shelf re-arranging in the kitchen & put up our new @habitatuk clock which was constantly out of stock & I was eventually able to grab one (I was like a ninja when the email came through ). I ABSOLUTELY LOVE IT! Who would have thought I’d reach my late twenties and find flip clocks so damn exciting. 😂🤪
Happy Hump Day! I’ve struggled with motivation so far this week, like I’m having to fake it to push me through the day when really what I’d like to do is watch every series of The Bachelor from every region it’s ever been aired in bed with an Easter egg (New obsession, anyone else watching the UK version?! ) Tell me how your week is going so far? What are you looking forward to?
🌧 Rainy sundays call for a bit of home organising & the ultimate pamper sesh! I’ll be here for the next hour or so, slowly turning into a water-logged raisin & using all the sheet & under-eye masks I can find! I also think I want to bake a cake later 🍰 What are your rainy day essentials? 🌧
Having the most relaxing & perfect start to the weekend. Reading in bed, brunch with friends, afternoon nap & some absolute classic films on the tv in front of the fire 🧡 ALSO, There is a seriously cool giveaway happening over on the @colourpopcosmetics Instagram page where 2 people can win the entire #ZoellaXColourpop brunch range & the CUTEST pastel pink kitchen appliances! So pop on over and enter if you’re feeling lucky! ✨ I’m wearing the “Give us the Goss” lip bundle & the Brunch Date palette in these photos, I’m SO obsessed with this red✨ How is your weekend going so far?
A completely unrelated photo of The Breakfast Club looking gorgeous! (Love the pink with the turquoise ) I’m honestly THRILLED that so many of you have ordered something from the Zoella x Colourpop makeup collection! The response has been phenomenal & there have already been so many orders placed. I’m so excited for them to arrive with you & to see everyone rocking it all! This is the first thing I’ve been able to release that is available in so many countries all at the same time & I bloody love that! Also just want to thank you all for the support too, it makes my heart so happy to read all your lovely messages & I can’t tell you how much they mean to me. I was smiling from ear to ear reading them all last night (regardless of whether you bought something or not ) it’s just so nice to know that so many people have your back & support you in all you do, so thank you 🧡🧡 (And if you’re reading this and have no idea what I’m harping on about, check the link in my bio ) Hope you’re all having a fabulous Thursday! Tell me one great thing about your day so far 🥳
Oh Hi, just calling to let you know the Zoella X Colourpop collection is now live! Link in my bio or in my stories (as well as swatches ) Let me know if you get anything 🧡 IM SO EXCITED 🤪🤪 @colourpopcosmetics FREE WORLDWIDE SHIPPING FOR THE NEXT 48 HOURS! 🌎 . . Photo by @kylegalvin_ Hair by @samantha cusick . Makeup by @misscassielomas Styling by @alexandrafullerton BTS filming by @duncansmith_film
I bloomin’ well love being by the seaside on beautiful sunny evenings like we’ve had recently! I feel like Spring is just around the corner & that makes me so incredibly happy🌷 What are your favourite things about Spring? What do you look forward to the most? 🐣
Nala is such a mood in this photo 😂 Captions welcome! I’m announcing the collaboration I’ve been working on today, it’s been fun looking at your guesses over the past few weeks & I’m excited to see what you think 😛🧡 NOT LONG NOW PEEPS! (In fact, around 3 hours... ) 🙌🏼
The perfect day with perfect company! ☀️
We’re halfway through the week 🙌🏼 Spending today with @markyyferris (having a little pamper palentines day ) Going to eat all the food, watch all the funnies & have all the chats! Anyone else going to celebrate their friends in the next couple of days? Also appears Instagram had a lovely clear out of inactive/fake accounts last night (have seen lots of confused accounts this morning ) we’ve finally un-hit 10 million 🍾😂 I know lots of long term Instagram users find Instagram really hard right now with the constant depleting follower numbers, but it’s better not to have those accounts lingering silently & inactively & to cherish the active, amazing community & genuine fabulous people that do want to see your content! I don’t tend to focus on numbers, followers or likes, (whether + or - ) it’s a very unhealthy way to use social media (even when it’s your job ) It’s a very slippery slope & you will never feel satisfied & constantly be questioning your entire online existence. It’s about the interaction, the love, the support, the people behind the usernames & the feeling you get when you hit publish on a photo that makes you feel something! I also think sharing the love of accounts that you follow and enjoy is important & why I do this a lot! It’s the community element for me that makes me enjoy being on a certain platform! I don’t feel it’s necessarily the number that matters, but the people you are able to effect positively with what you post (no matter how many that is! ) To all my fellow Instagram accounts affected by the algorithm changes and the constant number changes, how do you feel about it? 👩🏽💻 P.s. photo completely unrelated! Haha but I’m thinking about breakfast so it sort of made sense 😂
If every Monday started like this I’d be VERY happy! What do you have on your pancakes? 🥞🤤
Happy Monday! ✨ Off out for a team brunch this morning to celebrate an exciting collaboration launching soon! It’s nothing I’ve ever dabbled in before, but something I use every day & the brand I’m working with has been one of my favourites for years! Leave guesses below, along with some of your secret weapon Monday mantras 🌻