Ever wondered what other people read?
Well here’s a selection, in no particular order, of some of my favourite blogs.
P.S. Do click on them and take a look- they’re all fab I promise! x
Anyone who knows me, knows that I love manicures, nail polish, nail art and anything to do with nails. My Nail Polish Online was one of the first blogs I ever started following. There are a ton of nail art bloggers out there. Some are truly awful: amateurish photography, visible hang-nails (yuk), messy painting… My Nail Polish Online is incredibly professional, and features innovative nail art designs, the latest products, shades and trends that are all beautifully photographed. Now to just have a steady enough hand to copy the designs!
This is fast becoming my favourite site. ShinyShiny features gadgets, apps and wearible technology for women. No, not pink versions of everything. We’re talking about truly innovative technology for women who are early-adopters. Whether it’s intelligent lighting for your home, a review of ‘sleepphones’ (headphones designed to help you sleep) or simply what’s new in at ASOS, this is a really original, always informative read.
The Belle Jar first caught my eye as I ‘ve always been a fan of Sylvia Plath. And the content never disappoints. Writer Anne Theriault is an unapologetic feminist and staunch women’s rights supporter. I love that she is never afraid to tell it like it is- you’ll get absolutely no bullshit from her. I might not always agree with Anne’s opinions, but The Belle Jar is always a refreshing, informative, challenging, often hilariously funny read. Anne suffers from depression which she writes openly about. This aspect of the blog is an interesting departure from her feminist writing, and I really respect how she rallies people to talk more about mental health issues.
South Asian issues
Human rights activist, feminist policy advisor, journalist, commentator, editor, friend to the likes of Hilary Clinton and Sheryl Sandberg- what’s not to love about Anushay’s Point? Bangladeshi-born Anushay Hossain writes on women’s issues, South Asian issues and current affairs. It’s great to see a South Asian woman speaking out so prominently and being taken note of, on some very important topics.
Everyday around lunchtime, I get this little treat of an email in my inbox. Wearing It Today, or WIT blog as it’s affectionately known showcases some great fashion trends complete with a shopping guide. WIT started life simply capturing the daily outfits of fashion editor and stylist Laura Fantacci. Laura left her day job to work on WIT full time and also launched Wardrobe Icons, a shopping website dedicated to ‘wardrobe essentials’. I love Laura’s ‘grown up’ elegant style, it’s very accessible. Ok so the prices aren’t always- she features a lot of designer pieces but the looks can be translated onto the high street. I’ve picked up many a style tip from WIT blog this year, so you’ll often see me channelling Laura whether it’s with my fur coat, leather look leggings or some other WIT-inspired trend….
Strictly speaking not a blog, but the articles are mostly blog-style so I’m including it here. I’m a big fan of MasalaMommas, an online community for mums with a South Asian connection- a kind of Netmums for South Asians. It’s written by other South Asian mums and experts on a variety of topics, and edited by the brilliant Anjum Choudary Nayyar. I always find they are ahead of the game in terms of content. A must read for any South Asian mum.
I don’t really bake as much as I used to, but I love Sally’s Baking Addiction for the
simple, fun, creative recipes. I love the professional photography (it will seriously have you reaching for a brownie)- all of which she does herself, and the fun and pretty layout of the site. Sally’s Baking Addiction went from being a hobby to a professional blog, and Sally shares lots of useful blogging tips, loads of photography tutorials and advice.