If there’s one thing that I bloody love about the internet (…other than Spotify, Wikipedia and my ASOS wishlist) it’s the fact that it allows you connect with so many like-minded, creative peeps you’d have otherwise probably never met. Before I started blogging there were times where I felt incredibly lonely when it came to my own creativity; taking pictures, cooking and throwing my thoughts down was something I did completely on my own and only shared with my family and friends. Before I started blogging I had absolutely no idea how many soul sisters there were just around the corner. There are loads of talented Welsh Bloggers out there – waaaay too many to cram into just one blog post – but here’s a handful of my favourite online ladies as well as a few recent discoveries to get you started. 🙂
I first came across Rachel over on Instagram. I was initially drawn in by her colourful daily outfit posts but quickly became hooked on her fun and friendly Stories updates and her down to earth personality. She’s also got a killer blog and YouTube Channel, hosts Blogger linkups and was recently chosen by Laura Ashley as their Style Crush for December.
Suggested Posts: “Not Keeping up with the Insta-Jones’ – Stopping the Constant Buying“, “Five Ways to Downsize Your Wardrobe“
I’m continually blown away by Christy’s daily fashion and beauty posts over on Instagram, as well as her clean and crisp looking blog. And I can confirm that she’s just as stunning and as lovely in person as she is in her beautiful photographs 🙂
Suggested Posts: “When am I going to ‘Make it’?“, “Flower Shopping“
If you’re into Bullet Journals and Stationary then you seriously need Gwennan on your blogroll. As well as being a talented illustrator, she also blogs all things lifestyle over at Twenty Something Meltdown and was even nominated as Lifestyle Blogger of the Year at last year’s Blogosphere Awards. You’ll LOVE her real and relatable Instagram posts. (Also, I’m pretty sure we live right around the corner from each other – I have literally no idea how we haven’t bumped into each other down the supermarket yet)
Suggested Posts: “Two Hearty Meals to Make in Winter“, “43 Things You Remember if you grew up in Wales“
I’ve always wanted to go to Japan and so lived vicariously through Naomi’s blog posts and Instagram back when she was teaching in Nagasaki. Now she’s back in the UK and studying for an MA in Creative Writing in Bath, her cosy blog is still just as addictive with posts about feminism, mental health and writing 🙂
Suggested Posts: “You Are Enough“, “Why I Just Can’t Go for a Walk“
Lottie’s only been blogging since October but I love her style and her Instagram is absolutely banging. Definitely go follow her if you’re not already 🙂
Suggested Posts: “Coffee Table Stylin’“, “This Girl Is“
I absolutely LOVE Annie’s photography over on Instagram and her style carries right on over to her blog where she writes about music (she’s freelanced writing gig and album reviews) and her travels (definitely check out her “Cities Stories” if you’re planning a Eurotrip any time soon!).
Suggested Posts: “Embracing a Settled Life“, “A Beginner’s Guide to Cardiff“
Charlee recently lopped off 12 inches of her lovely long hair to give to the Little Princess Trust, raising £500 to boot, which is amazing! Based in Swansea, she also blogs budget fashion, beauty and lifestyle over at Rose above the Thorns and also helps run the Welsh Bloggers Twitter Account (also, her pup Beau is so cute!).
Suggested Posts: “Sustainable Fashion: What is it, and how can we make it more accessible?“, “How to Feel Pretty in a World Full of ‘Perfect’ Social Media“
Fellow Cardiff foodie Charlie blogs all things food and lifestyle over at Charlie’s Chapter, and I love seeing snaps of what she’s recently cooked up over on her Instagram. Definitely one to watch if fresh and healthy cooking is one of your top priorities for 2018!
Suggested Posts: “Cardiff’s Top 5 Breakfast Spots“, “Meal Prep Top Tips: Charlie’s Cheats“
I first started following Leanne over on Instagram as I totally admire her no nonsense approach to fully embracing life, caring less about “perfect” and being yourself. As well as blogging beauty and lifestyle, she also sings and supports the Alzheimer’s Society.
Suggested Posts: “Why Instagram Perpetuates my Feeble Obsession with Acceptance“, “When I’m Skinny I’ll be Hayley Williams“
Lucy has only been blogging for a year, but you’d never know it! It’s clear she’s put in so much work to her lifestyle blog Lucy Mary, where she writes about everything from Wellbeing and living with Cystic Fibrosis, to Fashion and Personal Growth.
Suggested Posts: “We’re all Different, but Equal“, “80 Acts of Kindness“
Have a fab weekend everyone! X