Hello my lovelies. Today I talk to Mollie Quirk, a twenty-year old who currently resides on the south coast in Eastbourne with her mum (who is her best friend in the entire world, her rock and her everything) and her cat Carnaby. Mollie grew up in Orpington, Kent and has lived all over the South of England. She has run her blog for almost five years and it’s her most amazing asset. Mollie has hopes of becoming the Editor of British Vogue one day, and she wants to make a wonderful life for her mother. Not only does she blog, but she also sings and write her own songs, and her debut single Two Years was released earlier this year. Mollie talks about how she loves to inspire people which is the most rewarding part of blogging and how she still writes letters to her loved ones.
What were you doing before blogging and how did you get in to it?
I started blogging when I was sixteen. I wasn’t in school due to having Gallstones, and I was writing book reviews for The Guardian’s teen book club as I had a lot of free time and I adored writing. I then started following lots of beautiful accounts on Instagram and I fell in love with many bloggers such as Arabella Golby, Charlotte Fisher, Amy Valentine, and Kayla Hadlington. This was all back in the day of Company Magazine, AKA the best blogging magazine ever, and the magazine that got so many bloggers into fashion blogging! Because of who I was following, and the abundance of bloggers featured within Company, I took a chance on December 31st and started a blog of my own. Four and a half years down the line, and I’m convinced it’s the best decision I have ever made.
What’s the best thing you’ve done so far within your blog?
My blog has allowed me to do so much – interviewing fashion designers and reviewing beauty products are obviously massive highlights. But for me I adore spreading positivity and love. I love writing body positive articles and articles with a true, depth of meaning. I get lots of messages saying how I inspire people, so I definitely think that this is the best thing, for sure. I aspire to inspire, so inspiring people makes my heart and soul beam with happiness!
Who is your biggest influence?
Obviously I’m inspired by a few members of my family, namely my mother for raising me single-handedly and ensuring I’ve grown up into the woman I have today. My cousin, Rachael (@____rachael______) who battles with Alopecia Universalis – her strength, determination and pure beauty inspires me daily!
So many amazing women in your life!
Best advice you’ve ever been given?
To love myself, everybody around me, and to never do anybody wrong, even though they might have.
What do you do in your spare time?
I’m such an old soul and dreamer. Other than blogging, which is my number one hobby, I love to read, knit, sing, press flowers, scrapbook, write songs, write stories, and up cycle things! I also adore foraging in old antique shops to find vintage items such as old hand mirrors, clip on earrings and silk scarves.
What is your favourite and least favourite part about blogging?
I love everything about blogging. Writing brings me so much joy, recommending products to my readers brings me so much joy, taking gorgeous photos brings me so much joy and writing inspiring articles brings me so much joy. I can’t stand however, how people perceive you to have a flawless life just because it looks like that online.
Favourite beauty brands?
Definitely Pixi, L’Occitane, NUXE and Elizabeth Arden! I’m currently obsessed with keeping my skin hydrated and I’m loving the Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Hydrating Mist.
What is a typical day in your life?
I’ll wake up around 6am, have a cup of tea and a bowl of muesli (I can’t function without it!), have a bath, do my makeup, style my hair and put on my outfit (that I picked out the night (or week) before). I’ll then catch the bus into town and change buses, before arriving at university (I’m studying journalism). I’ll have a lecture or two at university, and then I usually meet my mum or a friend for lunch and a coffee. I’ll then wander around the antique shops, charity shops and then I usually take a walk around the town – I usually buy some fresh flowers (if it’s a Friday), and then I’ll take the bus home. I adore getting bathed and ready for bed early, so you’ll usually find me in my pyjamas around 6pm, and then I’ll study, write letters to my friends and family, press last week’s flowers, read some of my current book and knit some squares for my knitted patchwork.
Wow, you are very organised when it comes to outfits!
What one product couldn’t you live without?
Red Lipstick! It’s my signature statement!
Three words to describe you
Lipstick. Vintage. Dreamer.
How would you describe your personal style?
I love being on trend, and I also love incorporating my own vintage style into what I’m wearing.
Drugstore or high-end gal?
A mix of both, for sure!
Best advice to bloggers.
Do you. Do what you love. And PLEASE DON’T care what other people think.
Instagram: mollie quirk
Thanks for reading my lovelies, tune in tomorrow for my interview with Chelsea (That Skint Gal).
Sophie Joan x