may inspiration – 5 things

Welcome back to another tiny list of the things I’m liking this month! I actually can’t believe how far my little blog has come in such a short time. When I posted the April Inspo/5 Things, I was fresh af and had about 2.5 followers, total. Since then, I’ve managed to somehow build up 400 regular subscribers as well 1500 Instagram followers, which I know probably doesn’t seem like a lot – but for me, this is huge progress for only month or two, so I’m thrilled and grateful. Thank you!! Still fresh af though.

This has so far been a very busy month for me, and I’m getting a little stressed and feeling a bit snowed under, so content is coming in a much slower trickle. I try to post to my Insta a little more often, so feel free to check me out there for updates. I’m also trying to be a little more vigilant with posting to my Facebook page, so over the next month I’m aiming for that to be another place to get updates regarding the blog and the “girls” project, as well as anything new that might be in the works currently.

Thanks for the continued support and love ♥

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been making my little space heaps cosy lately

1. Cat Creature’s YouTube
Mostly, her vlogs. I’ve been watching her videos for a while now, and I love how her videos have evolved (although honestly, they’ve always been creative and beautiful) and how her following and audience has grown. Creating and then editing content is a lot of hard work, as anyone who’s every tried it out knows, but she really takes it to the next level. Everything comes across as an actual labour of love. Check her out.

2. The Ordinary Skincare Range basecamp5
Not really inspiration, but it’s been a bloody treat for my skin, and I think the simple, minimalist, practical packaging has spurned me to use it more (I like pretty things). I did recently post a review of some of their products with a pal, and even in the days since then, I’ve actually noticed even more of a difference with my skin. It’s clearer and brighter, and I feel way more confident to ditch the makeup when I leave the house.
It does take a little bit of fiddling around to work out what you need to buy for your skin needs, but we’ve tried to take some of the mystery out of it for you here.

3. These Insta Accounts, Shooting with Film
@filmofaustralia – nostalgic, bright, natural
@np35mm – moody, clean, architectural
@groovydate – retro, colourful, funky

Thank me later.

4. itshoneyvintage’s Blog
You’ve probably seen the popular Instagram, and hopefully checked out the amazing online shop where you can grab all the vintage goodies you see posted. I recently, accidentally, clicked on their blog, which features more gorgeous, LA flavoured pics, and clever reads, covering all things vintage, music and film. The interview with Youtuber Meghan Hughes is really sweet – you can read it all here.

5. The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood IMG_3589
There’s a bit of a buzz around it at the moment, due to the screen adaption coming out right now on Hulu. I haven’t seen it yet (mainly because it’s ridiculously hard when you live in Australia), but the book is one of my favourites and I highly recommend reading it, regardless of whether or not you intend to watch the show. It’s my favourite more for the way it sticks in your mind and unsettles you in a way you don’t even realise until after you’ve finished reading it. It’s also worryingly relevant for 2017, and if you can’t draw some parallels whiles you read, I’d be pretty surprised.

 

 

I always fancy a chat, so let me know some of your inspiration lately in the comments, or send me a message via email or any of my socials. Thanks for reading, and I hope you have a lovely May!

11 thoughts on “may inspiration – 5 things

  1. Congratulations on these impressive numbers 🙂
    I always find it interesting to explore what inspires other people and especially the last point on your list made me quite curious, since it has been on my reading list for a while. I’ve never gotten around to it, I guess, even though I don’t know why. And maybe, if I find the time, I’ll finally pick it up. And I have little hope of ever seeing the screen adaptation, since I don’t have Hulu (and have no intention of getting it – Netflix is quite enough) and dislike streaming. But I prefer books anyways 😉

    Lots of love and an inspirational and successful May –
    Smarty

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    1. It’s worth the read if you do find the time! Although it’s really the sort of book you take your time with – it takes a little while to digest! 🙂 If you do pick it up, let me know what you think. Thanks for reading!

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  2. Awesome! Congratulations on your success, I’m sure that it does not come without hard work. I started a blog in April too, so I can’t imagine how good that feels! I look forward to reading more.

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  3. Wow, 400 suscribers in a couple of months is a remarkable number! Congratulations 🙂 Interesting that you mentioned ‘The Handmaiden’s Tale’: my sister has an old copy lying on our bookshelf, but I never really got into the story because it felt too sci-fi for me. Hmm, this has motivated me to think more about my own site too. Thanks for the lovely little list of recommendations!

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