Twenty-Eighteen, what a year! I was determined to make 2018 the most positive year yet, and despite having a few low moments (mental health wise) this year, it's been a surprisingly uplifting, and okay year. From releasing my first single, to looking into a new religion – a lot has happened, and I have achieved an awful lot too!

New Years Eve isn't that far away.. scary really, isn't it? A new year is almost upon us... and we have no clue as to what it may hold for us all. I'm sure that 2019 will bring us all an abundance of blessings! But.. it's not here yet, and we are still yet to see out 2018, and I have just the attire for any curvaceous girl – the most stunning 'dressy' dress – ever! 

Apparently I have a "ridiculously glowy outlook on life" and apparently that's seen as a negative trait. I've not always been a positive person, and I've not always really loved life, or myself for that matter. I know what it's like to be negative, but I'm so grateful because I've turned my mindset around – I no longer think negatively, instead I'm positive, happy, and I have a zest for life that won't ever fade... so here's why it's okay to have a "ridiculously glowy outlook on life" – and how you can get a "ridiculously glowy outlook on life" too.

As a curvy girl, it can be tricky to find the perfect little black dress. When you think of an LBD, you think of a tight fitting body con dress – well, that's what I used to think. LBD's are so much more than body contouring dresses – they can be flattering, floaty, sparkly, and chic. They don't need to be figure hugging, they don't need to expose every inch of you – they just need to make you feel and look fabulous..

I hop on here very often to express my thoughts on my body. From learning to love my curves to embracing my imperfections, and from being a midsize girl, to dressing to suit my shape. And today isn't much different. I wanted to hop on here today to chat to you all about loving yourself. Whether you're curvy, slim, fat, thin, or anywhere in-between – bodies deserve love. My curves deserve love. Your curves deserve love. We all deserve love...

People get afraid of wearing prints. But for me it's always been natural. Bold prints, patterns and colours are just a huge part of my style identity. I have always been a lover of pattern, and a wearer of bold prints and colours. Nothing pleases me more than finding a gorgeous new patterned dress, or a beautiful new bold blouse. Prints, colours and patterns aren't things you should be afraid of rocking – after all, fashion is an expression of yourself, so why not go all out?

Gifts don't have to be huge... after all, it's the thought that counts. Whether you're participating in a secret santa, or you're purchasing a gift for a friend, or you want to add a few little luxuries to a loved one's stocking this Christmas, this Luxury Christmas Stocking Fillers Gift Guide will help you to decide on what to purchase for your loved ones! Affordable yet luxurious, these stunning gifts will have them smiling from ear to ear...

Inspired my my friend's new movement, #SlowStyling, today I want to chat to you all about re-wearing garments. We don't all have a bottomless bank account brimming with dollar, and we don't all have the time to keep track of each and every trend that shows up on the catwalk (I mean, let's face it, there's a lot!), and in all honesty, I like to get a lot of life out of all of my clothes....

I first tried L'Occitane's Repairing Shampoo and Conditioner Duo back in December when I got their advent calendar for Christmas. And since then I have been obsessed with it! Shiny, silky and super strong hair? Yes please! And with the most amazing scent? Double yes please! With five essential oils, this incredible haircare duo will change your hair's life.. thank me later...

I'm a massive lover of each of the seasons. Each of them bring new life, and a magic that can be indescribable. I'm a romancer of the seasons – I find beauty, magic, and romance in each season, because to me, they are beautiful, unique, and well, I just adore seeing the alterations in nature. The Seasons: The Complete Folio Anthologies – is a stunning series of books. Four books that celebrate each season in their splendour. Complete with musings, diary entries, poems, and more, these beautiful books are brimming with delights from each of the seasons...

Every year Marks and Spencer release the most amazing beauty advent calendar.. and 2018 is no different! In the form of The Book Of Beauty, this fabulous adaptation of an advent calendar is truly enchanting...

I adore baking... especially around autumn time, oh and Christmas too. Baking brings me so much joy. I love it. I also love gifting off baked goods to loved ones. Many a time my mum and I have carefully packaged a cake and sent it in the post for family members. In today's post, I'll be sharing this incredible sugar cookie recipe with you all. For years my mum and I have tried to perfect our recipe, and last autumn we finally did, so it's only fair I share it with all of you!

Having goals and dreams is a big part of my identity. Without my aspirations, I simply wouldn't be me. Could you imagine, me, Mollie Quirk, not aspiring to be the editor of Vogue? Nah, it's not happening, and it never ever will. I recently had a big eye opening event in my life, and let's just say, I didn't think for a second that this kind of thing even existed in 2018...

As you all know, I'm autumn obsessed. Autumn is my favourite time of the year, and I am SO thrilled that my favourite season is well and truly in full swing! In this post I shall be sharing some of my favourite autumnal styling tips...

Christmas is in sight! Crazy, isn't it!? Just a few weeks ago, we were all sweltering in the excessive heat, moaning about the high temperatures, yet wishing summer would last forever. We are well and truly into the autumnal season now, which means two things: Pumpkin Spice Lattes... AND CHRISTMAS IS JUST AROUND THE CORNER!

Ever since my mum and I watched Kirstie's Homemade Christmas many moons ago (when I was in high school in fact), we have been obsessed with making salt dough. Salt dough is wonderful, and makes the most perfect autumn/winter craft – it's easy, it's accessible, it's cheap, and best of all, anybody can do it!

Fashion can be seen as a disposable outlet, but to me it's a constant. When I buy a piece of clothing, I'm not just buying it – I'm investing in it. I don't want to buy something to wear once and then forget about – I want to buy it, love it, wear it, love it, and wear it another twenty times over. Within this post, I want to encourage you to wear your clothing throughout the seasons. Granted, a maxi dress probably won't be worn on a snowy evening, but why not dress down a pretty summer tunic in the autumn? 

I recently discovered Elie Saab's fragrances, and oh my goodness – they're a dream come true, aren't they!? I first had a sniff of Elie Saab's Girl Of Now Shine a few months ago, and ever since I've been hooked. Aromatic, musky and darn right gorgeous! Within this post, I shall be comparing two of Elie Saab's fragrances – the original Girl Of Now, and her latest Girl Of Now Shine...

Autumn is here my loves! It's the day of the Autumn Equinox, and I for one am incredibly excited. Autumn for me signifies change, romance, and everything else in between. Autumn reminds me of starting a new school, getting new stationery, and most importantly a whole new autumn wardrobe! This outfit is probably the most autumnal outfit in existence.. am I right, or am I right?

Creating things runs in my family, and I'm a sucker for anything creative. Recently I started knitting, and I'm absolutely in love with my new hobby. Knitting has really helped me with my anxiety, as I think it's a release, and an amazing outlet in which I can concentrate on something else other than worrying. In today's post, I shall be talking about my fairly new project... two gorgeous knitted patchwork blankets.

As you all know, I'm a huge fan of both L'Occitane, and QVCUK.co.uk – so as you can imagine, when I heard that L'Occitane would be showcasing there new collection on QVC, I was so excited. And I was even more excited, when I was asked to try the collection and review it for all of you. This new collection is stunning, the value is insane, and I'm head over heels with L'Occitane's new Néroli & Orchidee Indulgence Collection...

I was kindly gifted this fabulous duo by SBC a couple of months ago. I have adored SBC for years, I trust their products 100%, and some of their products are firm favourites of mine. I have adored their propolis skincare gel for years, I first discovered it on QVC a couple of years ago, and ever since my first purchase I have re-purchased it countless times. Their propolis skincare gel has helped soothe my skin in the summer, when I have hormonal breakouts, and when I need a little extra hydration. As you can imagine, when I was asked to try out this fabulous new duo, I was absolutely ecstatic and so intrigued too...

For me, blogging is a hobby. But for others, blogging is a job. And for a small percentage of people, blogging is for 'free stuff'. I don't agree with this at all – blogging should not be for 'free stuff'. Keep reading to see why I think that blogging for freebies isn't good.

I adore transitional fashion – fashion that can be worn throughout the seasons, with a little tweaking here and there to allow for the unpredictable British weather. From trench coats to leather loafers, there's an array of beautiful pieces that can see you through the seasons, while keeping you looking classy and chic with very little effort.

I have suffered with spots, blemishes, and breakouts for as long as I can remember. I've never had full blown acne, but my skin has always had traits of acne. Luckily, as I've grown up, my skin has matured and dried out a little, which means I don't suffer as many breakouts as fifteen year old me did. But every now and again, especially around my time of the month or if I get stressed, my skin will break out in angry blemishes and spots....

When autumn arrives, nothing can stop me from baking. Baking is my favourite thing to do throughout the fall, and it's something I have a huge passion for. From cakes, to muffins, biscuits to bread, and crumbles to cobblers – I just adore baking, and autumn is the best season in which to bake!

I truly believe that having a mind of your own is key, and copying people isn't the answer. After all, why would you want to be like somebody else? Isn't authenticity more of an admirable trait? 

I will be the editor of British Vogue magazine – this is something I truly believe, and something that I tell myself each and every day of my life. It's a part of me that's so strong, it's almost part of my being. For YEARS it has been my main goal, my end game, and my motivation for everything...

Dominic Evans AKA Dom&Ink. What a guy. I have been friends with Dom ever since I spoke about his book #MapMyStyle in a YouTube video back in 2015. He reached out to me, thanked me, and then asked me for my address as he wanted to illustrate me as a 'thank you' – I was blown away, and felt to blessed. Since then, I have written blog posts about Dom, and interviewed him for my college's annual magazine. Dom is a true GEM, and I love him as much as I love his illustrations – A LOT!

I had been looking into the Law Of Attraction since last autumn – it really interested me, and I was so intrigued by the idea of it. I toyed with the idea of it for sometime. I was reluctant to buy into it, just incase it didn't work. But this summer, I have really dived into the LOA head first...

Am I the only one? I organise my outfits in advance, and it's honestly one of my favourite pastimes. Yes, I'm aware of how completely loopy it sounds, and I've had a hilarious response on twitter – people wishing they were as organised as me, and people praising me for my organisational skills. It's mad because I have always been like this, for as long as I can remember in fact...

Body confidence, and body positivity is a big topic that comes up on my blog regularly. It's something I'm passionate about, something I can talk about forever, and something I doubt will ever leave my mindset. Having grown up as a chub throughout my entire life, I have always been a midsize girl. Within this post I'll be expressing how I feel as a midsize girl, as well as recommending my favourite books, instagram accounts, and ways of thinking that can help you accept your shape as a midsize girl. 

I've been using the Urban Decay Naked Skin Foundation for around a year now, and I've loved every single application. I recently invested in the Urban Decay All Nighter Foundation, and I thought I'd write a comparison piece for you all. The foundations are quite different, and despite being the same shade, even the shade of each is slightly different too...

I was diagnosed with anxiety almost two years ago, but I had it for around three years prior to that. I don't like to speak too much about my mental health online, and I'm not too keen on going into lots of detail. In fact, I rarely speak to anybody about it other than my GP, family, and close friends. 

I'm an extremely sentimental person. I always have been, but in the past two years, I've become even more sentimental. Keeping memories and old passed down treasures, writing letters and finding new forgotten treasures.. I just adore everything that has meaning, and even more so if it's tangible...

Feminism is something that is becoming more and more popular. Females are becoming increasingly empowered, and this is something that is taking the world by storm. From the #MeToo movement, to countless #BodyPosi advocates, the upskirting bill and so much more – feminism is ensuring that the world is a more female friendly world, a more equal world, and a world in which everybody feels comfortable and able to express themselves freely, free from objectification, judgement, sexualisation and restrictions.

Summer is all about looking and feeling your best. From sun protection to faking it, beautiful talons, and looking hot in your bikini – this short but sweet guide will ensure you're looking and feeling amazing this summer...

Ever since the summer of 2016, Urban Decay's Backtalk VICE lipstick has been my ultimate go-to nude blush lip colour. I'm a sucker for pinky rose hued makeup, so as you can imagine, my heart fluttered a little when I saw that Urban Decay had released a palette to accompany the blush lipstick of dreams...

I'm curvy, and I'm not ashamed of it. In this day and age, which is far too oversaturated with faux perfection, it can be hard to embrace your natural self. Curvy girls SHOULD NOT have to compromise on fashion, and curvy girls SHOULD NEVER feel ashamed to wear what they want, and express themselves through whichever outlet they desire. For me, I adore dressing up. Dressing up in opulent outfits, vintage outfits, bright outfits, or heavily printed outfits – I just adore everything about style and fashion, and this post exists because I want other curvy girls to feel the same....


Finally, summer is here and I for one love summertime fashion. The beautiful prints, the flowing materials and the most amazing accessories imaginable – summer is all about looking and feeling your best. Today I'll be styling up my must-have summer accessories from Laura Ashley. From bold and beautiful bags to dainty jewellery, dreamy scarves and cool blouses, this is your go-to guide for getting your summer look just right with the perfect accessories.


I have a love-hate relationship with the internet. I love it because it allows me to express myself and get my writings read, but I also hate it because it's a well of complete and utter doom. I recently read a book called 'It Started With A Tweet' by author, Anna Bell, and it opened my eyes endlessly. Since having read this book, my perception of the internet has really changed...

I am not your average twenty year old, and I'm okay with that. In this day and age, it can be hard to accept the fact that you're different and that you don't fit the mould of what society thinks you should be. According to the norms, I should be out drinking heavily each night, I should have a boyfriend by now and well, I shouldn't be the way I am....

If you didn't already know, I'm a huge fan of Too Faced. In recent months, they've added so many amazing products to their collections, and I for one am utterly besotted. First it was their Sweet Peach collection, and then it was their Peaches and Cream – peaches being the focus (I mean, who can refuse those warm and sultry tones?)...

There's so much talk on social media that revolves around getting a 'summer body', a 'beach body' or a 'bikini body'. But I call bullshit. Although I understand fully, the desire of wanting toned abs, lean thighs and an 'instagram worthy' body – it's just a trap. A trap to ensure we buy into the diet industry, and a trap to ensure we loath our bodies so much that we feel the need to alter and change them. 


Philosophy is a brand that I have adored for years. Their multi-use shower gels are my absolute favourite, and the gorgeous fragrances that they produce are second-to-none. Not to mention the stunning minimalistic packing that pleases my aesthetic beyond words could describe. With a wonderful, well, philosophy... Philosophy are a brand that I won't ever tire of, and once you discover it, you'll feel the same way too.

An array of face masks for every problem, skin concern and result? M&S Beauty has you covered. I adore face masks as they leave my skin looking fresh, glowing and prepared for the week ahead. This amazing selection will change your skin for the better, and you certainly won't regret investing in one or more of these amazing masks...

I've been using the Tea Tree range from The Body Shop for years now, and it's a range that has a secure place on my bathroom shelf. I've been using their Tea Tree toner since I was around fifteen years old and the results are amazing. I've recently been trialling four different products from the Tea Tree range – four products that I hadn't ever tried before, and so far the results have been incredible. 

As you probably know, Pixi by Petra is one of my most favourite brands in the world, and around a year ago I was selected to be one of their ambassadors – which was one of the highlights of my blogging life to date! Last spring they launched a stunning collaboration collection with four beauty influencers, and this spring they've only gone and done it again, but this time with three: Chloe Morello, Dulce Candy and Weylie. Keep reading to discover the spring beauty must-haves that you need in your life!


Country music isn't the most popular genre of music, but it's my absolute favourite genre. Country music has meaning, depth and tells a meaningful story with every verse – I honestly cannot see why it's not more mainstream, it's a beautiful genre that deserves much more appreciation. 


As you all probably know, Charlotte Tilbury is the Beyoncé of the makeup world. Charlotte Tilbury makeup is first class and darn right amazing. From her lipsticks, to her foundations, and her skincare, to her eyeshadows – everything she formulates and creates is amazing, and definitely deserves a place on your dressing table. She recently released the next big thing, her Hollywood Flawless Filter – a multi-use product that will change the way you do your makeup, and the way your face looks too! Keep reading to discover the new holy grail cult product that deserves to be on your face...