Little bit of lady love on a Saturday afternoon because I just love this photo 🧡 Two very hard working, brilliant women who I work with but also get to call my friends too (imagining the gag from @meghanpeterson as she reads this haha) Tag some fabulous ladies in your life in the comments 👇🏼 and don’t forget if you want to nominate someone for a hair makeover, head over to @samanthacusicklondon Instagram and comment on the photo, you have until tomorrow at midday! 🧡🧡
So today I brought cameras into my cervical screening (definitely not something I ever thought I’d film), but after meeting with @joscervicalcancertrust at the beginning of the year, I knew it was something I wanted to do to help try and increase the number of people booking in for their tests as the number had declined dramatically. It’s something that is so important to keep regularly checking, and if there is any way to reassure, educate & encourage others to book their tests, I hope filming it and asking the lovely nurse Jenny all your questions does just that! Will be editing the video for both IGTV & my Zoe Sugg channel so keep your eyes peeled! We also did a little sit down with all the girls in the office where we had all the vagina chat! 🙌🏼. . . P.s. I have a lot of scheduled posts with my shorter hair, so don’t panic when you notice some pictures don’t have the extensions in them haha
So we did a thing... 😜 Decided to try long hair again for a bit & I AM OBSESSED. Thanks @samantha.cusick & @adamcookehair for my amazing long locks! Love you both 💗 . . . ✨ GIVEAWAY! ✨ . Do you know somebody that deserves a hair make over? @samanthacusicklondon are giving away a colour and tape extensions makeover for someone and YOU HAVE TO ENTER BECAUSE OMFG THEY ARE ACTUAL HAIR QUEENS. . All you need to do is tag someone that deserves the hair makeover over on @samanthacusicklondon account and tell them why in the comments! Make sure you like the pic and follow the @samanthacusicklondon account! (Don’t enter on this photo, but the one on their account) . Winner will be announced on Sunday 11th at 12pm BST on the Samantha Cusick London stories! . GOOD LUCK! 🙌🏼💗
Decided that next year I’m going to grow as many poppies as I can in my garden because I bloody love them. (A sentence I didn’t think I’d say until I was much older haha, but I sort of got the green finger bug this year & you have to think ahead with these things 😂) 👩🏼🌾 My mum has sent me loads of seeds in the post (cute) just need to work out when to plant them for next year! What’s your favourite flower to grow?
It’s definitely a layering hoodies with jackets & light all the autumn candles kind of day! 😜🍂
Good Morning! Hope you’re having a nice weekend so far, I randomly woke up at 5am to the most amazing sunrise (see stories) and I’m now trying to decide what to make for breakfast! I’m uploading my beachy hair vid to IGTV later, so keep an eye on that 👍🏼 What are your plans today?
AD | Heading down to the beach in the evenings just got a whole lot more fun! @skyatlanticuk are premiering the show #Euphoria @thelunacinema on Brighton beach for FREE on 9th August and everyone's invited! They kindly sent me an early viewing of the show as it’s currently only available to watch in the US (not for much longer, WOO) and I’m already HOOKED. The show follows the life of troubled teenager Rue who is played by the gorgeous and extremely talented @zendaya and her friends who equally have their own battles that they’re facing through their late teens. It’s very raw and real and tackles some really hard hitting but important scenarios and scenes. I absolutely love the complexity of the characters and feel that at least one will have you feeling like you can relate in some way. You can sign up to apply for tickets here: http://bit.ly/EuphoriaScreening (copy and paste into your browser or click the link in my story swipe up) Trust me, you will want to watch this, and if you can watch it from the beach with your friends, all the better. The ballot for tickets will close at 9pm on Monday so don't forget to sign up! 🙌🏼
This @sezane dress is one of my favourite ones I’ve purchased this summer (it’s in the IGTV I uploaded a few days ago if you want to see the back etc). . Had a tricky night with @apugcallednala last night as she’s been ill & so our sleep is a bit lacking today! 🥴 Did want to list a few things that have already made me happy this morning though! . ✨ It’s sunny. ✨ The @britishbakeoff is back soon. ✨ My sunflowers are blooming. ✨ We made a spontaneous plan for this evening which I’m buzzing about (stay tuned on stories). ✨ Started a new book for the @zoella book club and I’m LOVING it . . (As always, leave what you’re reading in the comments, I love a good book recommendation. And what things have made you happy so far today? Even if you’re hanging by a thread...haha)
I know I always get so excited about autumn (especially when it’s grey and drizzly outside & doesn’t feel like summer...) but the one thing I ALWAYS miss are the spring & summer picnics and just sitting outside with a variety of food and picking away at everything! It’s my favourite way to eat! 🤤🙌🏼 I’m definitely going to try and cram in as many picnics over the next month as possible! What do you always make sure you have for a picnic feast?
HAPPY MONDAY. . Sending all the positive vibes for a flipping great week 🤟🏼 What have you got going on?
My dream breakfast 🍓🥞. . Instead, right now I’m making myself a bowl of porridge (might have to throw some biscoff spread in there however, I’m blaming @lucieandthebump for this new addiction). . What’s your dream breakfast? 👇🏼
Happiness is : watching sunsets with you 🧡. . Fill in your own below.. ✨
Ello Wednesday! ☀️. . Firstly, thank you so much for all the love on my IGTV yesterday, I already have another 2 edited and ready to go (one being how I did my wavy, beachy hair as SO many of you asked) but I’m just so happy you enjoyed! 🥰 . Secondly, HOW GLORIOUS IS THIS WEATHER?! Really wishing I was down on camber sands beach running into the sea (preferably not with a beautiful @needleandthreadlondon gown on but STILL! 😂) . . This was actually an outtake/accidental phone shot from a shoot we did at sunset on the beach but there is just something about it I really love! ✨
Just a little throwback to spending the weekend with this gorgeous gal and the rest of the fam, riding bikes, rowing boats & losing at multiple games of bananagrams (I swear I’ve NEVER won that bloody game haha) I’m really loving summer this year, usually I’m counting down the days until autumn but I’m making the absolute most of every sunny day that I can! ☀️
Good Monday morning to you! ✨. . It’s going to be HOT here this week so I’m whipping out all my thinnest summer dresses to avoid being a sweaty, sticky mess! 😜 Feeling really motivated today though & ready to take the week on 🙌🏼 . Thought I’d start the week off by asking a little monday morning question: How do you feel about the likelihood of Instagram removing the visibility of likes? 🤟🏼 I’ve seen lots of great chatter around it so wanted to hear your thoughts! I think overall it will be a really positive step forward and bring the focus back to sharing for the love of something, however I do think not seeing any likes could discourage people from liking in the same way! I guess we’ll never know until it happens. If it’s already happening in your country, how are you finding it?
Pizza probably isn’t your traditional Sunday dinner choice but I can’t tell you how much I wish we were making pizzas for dinner right now! 😭 If you had to eat one thing every single night for the rest of your life, what would you choose? I think my choice is obvious 😂🤔
[post includes gifted items] I’ve been really enjoying a bit more of a glowy, healthy looking minimal makeup look recently, especially on warmer days or when I have less time to get ready! Lots of you have been asking me what I’ve been doing differently so thought I’d list the things I’ve been reaching for without fail on those days:. . - @itcosmetics CC cream (super glowy and the perfect buildable coverage! I was so late to the party with this as I went and bought the luminous one and didn’t get on with it at all, so just figured I probably wouldn’t get on with the regular one either, I was so very wrong) *gifted. . - @chanelofficial Soleil Tan D’Chanel cream bronzer (gives you a gorgeous healthy looking tan that’s really easy to blend & build up. Have been using it for years, but ordered a new one more recently which sparked my joy for it again). . - @hourglasscosmetics ambient lighting powder (this powder doesn’t just set your makeup but gives you a gorgeous glow at the same time! Another product I’ve been using for years, but picked it back up again after sorting through my makeup) *gifted. . - @iconic.london prep, set glow setting spray (again, adds a gorgeous dimension to the skin and a nice way to keep everything locked in! A new love!) *gifted. . Do you have any products that you reach for when you want THE GLOW? Also, if you want me to film a bit more of a step by step every day makeup routine then let me know 👇🏼 (it changes all the time haha). . P.s. the plasters were my skin allergy tests before having LVL! Haha
HAPPY FRIDAY!. . Firstly, I’ve absolutely loved reading all your messages in regards to my stories from yesterday (I popped my fave moments in a new highlight as lots of you asked me to) Glad it made a lot of you smile 😂 I actually pulled muscles in my stomach after laughing so much @markyyferris . . Secondly, this is a photo from our shoot days down in Camber Sands last month & a dress I absolutely FELL in love with from @asos. It’s the perfect mixture of casual with boots and dress up with heels for a “posh do” All linked on my @liketoknow.it profile!. . What are your plans for the weekend? I currently have zero and I want some inspo! ☺️
Spontaneous evening drive to the highest spot we could make it to before the sun completely set! Sunset & dusk are both my favourite parts of the day (in the summer anyway) We then drove back, put the roof down and did a bit of bat watching whilst listening to the Les Mis soundtrack (we know how to have a wild evening...) 💗🦇🌅
I keep forgetting to post more about the books I’m reading/have read here on my feed so I’m going to start by talking about last months @zoella book club pick “The Seven Deaths Of Evelyn Hardcastle” by Stuart Turton! . . I didn’t have any expectations before reading this book and hadn’t read any reviews or the blurb so went in completely blind (which I do think sometimes is the best way). VERY quickly, I was OBSESSED. I read it religiously every evening and any other chance I got, which is quite rare for me! I usually just try and find the time and do tiny bits here and there, but I just couldn’t put it down. The genre is totally up my street as it's a murder mystery set in an old mansion where the day is played out 8 different times through 8 different characters to get to the bottom of the crime. I loved the complexity of Stu’s characters (you really do need to pay attention though as they switch and change throughout the book), the INSANE plot that plays out so perfectly that you’re almost annoyed at yourself that you can’t read quick enough to get to the end. I think this book is pure genius & I’ve heard rumours that’s it’s being made into a series which would be AMAZING! I’m so glad that @amymccullochbooks suggested this as one of our book club picks! If you want to see what the rest of the @zoella team thought of the book, head to the book club highlights on the profile & see what we’re reading this month! #zoellabookclub . . . Have you read this book? What did you think? (Try not to give any spoilers for those who haven’t read it)
AD| Can we take a moment to appreciate the *mostly* glorious weather we’ve been having and the fabulous excuse to get your summer dresses and floaty skirts out (and a cheeky bit of leg...oi oi). I blooming love these bits from @motelrocks and if you fancy grabbing something for yourself, you can use the code: ZOE20 for 20% off everything on the website! Even though I love a summer dress, I’m also naturally a cold person (and lets be honest, British summertime is a little unpredictable) so I like pairing my floaty dresses with jumpers, cardigans and little shackets, especially if an evening could involve walking down to the beach! How do you style up your summer dresses? 👇🏼 #motelrocks
Happy Monday! Sending those who need it all the positive vibes for a new week. 🤟🏼✨ Today I’m planning on starting an edit of my first IGTV video which I’m actually really excited to get into. I find myself watching so much more IGTV than YouTube these days! Then I’m going to have a bit of a clear out of my bathroom cabinets & tidy my wardrobe. Also want to slot a bit of Stranger Things viewing into there somewhere too! 📺 Id also very much like to try and book a sunny holiday, what are your travel plans for the rest of the year if you have any? I want some inspo! 🏝
Legs 11 🤟🏼 Hope you’ve all enjoyed your weekend & the tiny slither of it you have left before a new week starts?. . Here’s a completely dramatised version of me waking up late when I have to leave in 5 minutes & want to wear my PJ’s for the rest of the day but...society means you must get dressed in actual clothes! 😂 . And then a GIF of me struggling to get out of this ridiculously low chair that you disappear into when you sit on it. I love when people post bits of behind the scenes & outtakes of photos here on the gram, keeps it more real! . For every seemingly perfect photo, there are 200 outtakes - never forget it! 😉
I feel like this first photo really sums up mine & @alfiedeyes relationship. He is more adventurous & easy going than me, and I am someone who is usually very happy in my comfort zone. What started out as a “let’s just take a cute snap in front of the house” turned out to be “you stand on that side of the bridge, and I’ll stand on this side” to which I obviously said “ABSOLUTELY NOT, I WILL FALL IN THE FOOKIN MOAT!”... but here we are, standing either side of the bridge. . I love how he always makes me see things a bit differently & makes me challenge myself (not just little things like this, but much bigger things across our *almost* 7 years together) I don’t know if I would be who I am today without him encouraging me to step out of my comfort zone every now and then & be a bit more care free. What does your partner bring out in you? 🥰. . . And just to bring the cheesiness of this post back down, whilst taking the third photo @poppydeyes said “no, that doesn’t look cute, it looks like you’re just fucking on the bridge” 😂😂😂
Evening! ✨ Hope you’ve all had a good day! Lot’s of you asking where my linen dungarees are from as I’ve been wearing them a lot (as they’re so damn comfy & you can eat your body weight in bread and cheese for an entire weekend & the bloat is nicely hidden 😂😂) I got them from @pullandbear (have also linked some alternatives on my @liketoknow.it profile! 🤟🏼) Right, going to get back to Love Island as I feel like it’s about to POP RIGHT OFF! (Are you watching it?)
Breakfast of dreams! ✨ Are you a sweet breakfast person, or do you go savoury every time? I mostly take the pancakes over the egg on toast, but then that probably doesn’t surprise you as I have a SERIOUS sweet tooth. 😋
Hair is getting gradually a little lighter! Loved being a full on brunette over the winter but did miss having a bit of the beachy blonde on the ends. (Remember when I used to bleach the ends of my hair myself? 😂😩 Anyone been around since those days? 🙋🏼♀️ raise your hand!) contemplating getting some extensions because I’m feeling CRAZY! Anyway, I thought hair chat could accompany these posey selfies because I actually DIG my hair in these (one of the rare occasions I styled it well...haha) Are you indecisive when it comes to your hair & do you change it up quite regularly? Also, I’m using @ebonyday1 lightroom preset “everyday” here and I just bloody love it! #ebonydaypresets (I’ve also been using “beachy” a lot on my stories!)
Favourite time of the year to be down on the beach! ☀️ Especially if it means I can get carrot cake ice cream from @bohogelatobtn 🍦 What’s your ultimate beach snack? (If the seagulls don’t get to it before you do, this was a risky photo to take... 😂)
Favourite place with favourite people 💗
🧡 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 ☀️
Sunny beach chats with two of my favourite ladies & an ice cream (which as you can see, I did not manage to finish, those massive cones always defeat me!) What’s your go-to ice cream flavour? OR which do you wish existed? 👇🏼🍦
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
It’s #mentalhealthawarenessweek & I wanted to kick it off this afternoon with my little mantras that I’ve taken from the relax app that I listen to when I’m feeling anxious. I actually write them down as I’m listening to them (I have them written so many times in my notes on my phone from various airport anxious moments). I find writing them as i’m listening to them REALLY ingrains them in my mind. I just hope some of you find this equally as helpful & copy & paste into your notes for a reminder when you need it! I’ll also link the exact app in my stories as it’s honestly saved me in so many situations & I’ve recommended this to everyone for years... . You are always in control. Life is good, Life is a wonderful adventure, Embrace and enjoy each and every day. You are loved, Alive, Here and now. There are seven billion people on this planet and only one you. There is no one like you. Be happy. Accept yourself just as you are ☀️. . There will be a lot of uplifting, helpful & *hopefully* reassuring content for you over on @zoella during this week! I hope more than anything it just helps a lot of people to feel less alone 💗
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) 😂
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]
Another spontaneous photo shoot on a stairway thats painted in a coral pink (cute). I mean, I don’t know what the feck I’m doing & I’m forever winging these “insta outfit of the day poses” but I’m enjoying sharing what I’m wearing more often! 👍🏼 NGL, my shins are hairy AF & I didn’t moisturise so I’m pretty scaley (yum) so I’ll sort that for next time.... . Jumpsuit - @andotherstories Shoes - @topshop Star Earrings - @screamprettystyle
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 💗
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?
My mum is here for the weekend so we popped to Lewes to wander around and dip in and out of cute shops, markets and boutiques (check my stories to see exactly where we went). I love days like these! 🙌🏼💗