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

10 Things To Do In Barcelona

10 Things To Do In Barcelona

I just got back from my third visit to Barcelona and my second trip in one year, can you tell I like it? Danny and I went over New Years and celebrated New Year’s Eve at the W Hotel Eclipse Bar, which was really fun and then enjoyed the sunshine and slightly warmer weather on our other days in the Spanish city.

Barcelona has become one of my favourite places to visit alongside other cities such as New York and Paris. The city is very chilled, the food is a massive highlight and I just really like the vibe, which keeps me coming back. Now I’ve been a few times, I thought I’d list some of my highlights and things I would recommend you do on visiting Barcelona to help you plan your trip. Read More »

Barcelona, Travel

What’s On | January 2017

Hula Fit January 2017 What's On London

January Health & Happiness – Merchant Square

This January Merchant Square in Paddington are offering a month-long health & happiness campaign to help banish those January blues. Activities include Yoga, Hulafit, Running Club as well as manicures with Pamper Puff. If yoga is your thing, every Wednesday there will be a lunchtime yoga session in the Pavilion. This waterside class is for 45 minutes, leaving you enough time to head back to work a completely zen individual. All levels are welcome and mats are provided, so no need to bring your own. Yoga runs 12.30pm – 1:15pm. Or get your heart going with Hula Fit. Expect a workout, but a workout with a hula-twist! Classes are every Wednesday at 6.10pm-6.55pm at the Pavilion. The class is £6. More info at merchantsquare.co.uk. Read More »

Lifestyle, London, What's On