Saint Laurent Sac De Jour Reveal

In today’s video I’m revealing my new designer handbag, the Saint Laurent Sac De Jour and also a Saint Laurent sale purchase too, can you guess what it can be!?

I’m so in love with this bag and super excited to share it with you. Remember I’ve now changed my YouTube channel name and won’t be posting every new video here, so do remember to hit subscribe. Read More »


MAC Cosmetics x Caitlyn Jenner

MAC Cosmetics Caitlyn Jenner

MAC Cosmetics have had some fantastic collaborations, including one of my favourite ever collections at the end of last year with Mariah Carey. This year collaborations look set to continue with MAC teaming up for the first time with beauty influencers that include Fleur de Force and beauty director for Glamour magazine, Alex Steinherr.

This January MAC Cosmetics have kicked off the year with a brand new celebrity collection and this time it’s with Caitlyn Jenner. MAC teased us a little last year when Caitlyn Jenner introduced us to her very own lipstick for the VIVA Glam campaign named Finally Free. Now there is a full collection available from Caitlyn and I was kindly sent some pieces from MAC to try out. Read More »

Beauty, Make-Up

God’s Own Junkyard

Gods Own Junkyard Walthamstow London - The LDN Diaries

If you are looking for something to brighten up these gloomy winter days, then I recommend paying a visit to Walthamstow. I took a trip east on Friday for one good reason, which wasn’t to visit the former home of boyband East 17 but to check out God’s Own Junkyard.

God’s Own Junkyard is a space filled with the late artist Chris Bracey’s neon work. If you walk past Soho in London, you may have noticed on your journey Lights of Soho, filled with colourful neon signs. This is just a small taster of Chris’s work, whereas God’s Own Junkyard showcases the large volumes of amazing neon work that Chris did. Including pieces that were featured in box office movies like Bladerunner, Captain America and Batman. Read More »


H&M Homeware Haul & Why I’ve Changed My Name

I feel that title was a little clickbait like, I’m sorry. Don’t worry I’m not changing my name in real life, just on YouTube. My YouTube channel was named after the blog The LDN Diaries, but I feel like the channel even though it covers some of the same topics, mainly fashion and beauty, it’s very separate from what is on the blog here and without sounding a little egotistical – it’s all about me. So I have decided to rename it with my own name Paula Holmes.

I’m going to be producing lots more content on YouTube than before and normally I would share my videos here, but I feel with more content being uploaded regularly the blog will get slightly overwhelmed a little with videos and I know they aren’t for everyone. So therefore going forwards I won’t be sharing every video on here, only a select few I think you’ll like, so make sure to subscribe to my channel Paula Holmes for all the latest videos from me. Read More »

Home & Interiors, Lifestyle

5 Winter Hair Saviours

Top 5 Winter Hair Products

I’m not going to lie, my hair in winter spends 85% of the time under a hat, but that doesn’t mean I don’t want to look after it. The cold weather doesn’t just affect your skin, it can also make your hair dry and brittle and also your scalp can get dehydrated, from going from cold extremes outside to indoor heating.

Here are five great hair products I’d recommend to save your hair this winter. From strengthening those locks to easy styling, bye-bye hat hair. Read More »

Beauty, Hair

Pantone Colour Of The Year 2017 Greenery

Pantone Colour Of The Year 2017

Last year saw a double Pantone colour of the year Rose Quartz and Serenity, which I absolutely loved. This year Pantone have chosen the colour of the year to be Greenery. This leads on from last years very popular interior trend of botanical, which saw various shades of green, botanical prints, plants and a slight touch of aquatic with turquoise colours. I think green adds a certain life to your interiors, it instantly seems to add energy and depth into any room.

In honour of the new Pantone Colour Of The Year, I’ve picked out some of my favourite Greenery interior items you can add to your home. Read More »

Home & Interiors, Lifestyle