5 New Reads to Add To Your List

Every few months or so I like to drop in to let you in on the updates and new additions to my reading list. You know me if I’m not tapping away at my laptop, googling Ryan Gosling GIF’s or stalking the Whistles website obsessively, then there’s a high chance that I’m digesting a beauty or fashion related read of some sort and over recent times there have been five that I’ve repeatedly returned to for my daily fix. So this weekend it’s time to share. WARNING: make sure you’ve got your Amazon account logged in for my sole tangible recommendation and a few hours in your schedule clear before reading on…

Influence by Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen. Being such a ridiculously big fan girl of the Olsen twins since their ‘Two of a Kind’ days I find it hard to believe that their book only arrived on my doorstep a few weeks ago (I’ve been getting a bit Amazon crazy since finally signing up to their Prime service – oops). This coffee table read isn’t so much about the twins as it is about their inspirations, and their inspirations inspirations. Which all in all is very….inspiring. Surprise, surprise. I’ve mentioned Dana and John’s husband and wife complied baking blog before, but I just had to sprinkle some more love over it again because it literally makes me salivate on a daily basis. Since mentioning them last time I’ve tried the Chocolate Covered Peanut Butter Pretzel Truffles and they were incredible. I may have consumed double digits of them in just one day. May. Simple, easy to follow recipes with no fancy schmansy ingredients – the best foodie blog I follow. The pictures on this site are just jaw-droppingly stunning. Created by Makeup Artist and Photographer, Robin Black, B.I.B documents a photo essay on the study of the face and features editorial shots along with the exact products Robin used to create the look below. Genius. It’s just one of those places that it’s good to drop by whenever you need something that is going to make you emit an audible ‘wow’. Speaking of kick-ass photography, Tammie, the blogger behind Lipstick With Some Sunshine is just my queen. I discovered her blog through her Instagram – which too it well worth a look – and my interested is piqued whatever product she features. Good ol’ beauty content with the odd lifestyle and fashion post thrown in here and there. I can’t believe I haven’t mentioned this site around these parts before. Or have I? After four years of daily content writing my mind does tend to play tricks on me, but back to the point and boy is The Coveteur a good’un. Ever wondered what Lisa Eldridge’s bathroom cabinet shapes up like, what’s inside Lauren Conrad’s digs or what a day in the life looks like for the cutest dog in the world, Boo? Yep, really. Well The Coveteur has all the answers with a daily peek into the lives of some seriously cool people (and pets).


  • V.

    I’m always on the lookout for new blogs to add to my feedly. These seem really promising. Thanks a lot for sharing 😀

  • Anna Blush

    I love finding a new beauty read, you’ve got my Sunday evening entertainment sorted with these! x

  • Ellen Findley

    Thanks for the recommendations, Anna! I’m always on the lookout for new inspiring content.

  • Shrutilaya

    I found Lipstick and some Sunshine recently, she’s amazing, LOVE her blog and her pictures are just.. wow.

  • Great recommendations Anna! I love the look of the Minimalist Baker, so many gorgeous looking recipes!

    I also love Tamira, she’ll be extremely happy to see this post I’m sure! 😀 <3


  • Thanks for sharing these Anna! xx

    Sharlotte | UK Beauty Blog

  • Great post, I have just checked out all the links and followed the ones that I wasn’t already because I love them so much! x

    Maddy from UNSTITCHEDD

    P.S. I don’t want to be spammy, but I have a YSL Lipstick Giveaway on my blog at the moment!

  • Thanks for the tips. I have now a few more reads added to my list. I really liked lipstick with some sunshine.


  • amycino

    Thanks Anna! Can you do a post on non beauty book favs too? That would be quite interesting and I always love new recommendations, thanks! xx On a side note – I’ve just uploaded the 50 facts about me tag to introduce myself to the world of youtube 🙂

  • I love The Coveteur, so many incredible lust-worthy images!!

    Josie xoxo | Fashion Mumblr

  • Jessica Whitbread

    I love the Influence book by the Olsen twins!

  • love your posts like this, they are always so well informed and shows you clearly read them too!!

  • Daniella

    love!!!! great post!



  • Great post!
    Have an amazing day 🙂

  • Talisa Lauren Tossell
  • Jas Poole

    Great finds. Thanks very much!

    Jasmine | Rabbitwood


  • Looking forward to having a read of all of these! You always have the best finds! x

  • That is an ahmazing Post! Love it

  • Isamour

    Thanks for the post! Influence seems great.

    My fashion blog:

  • I’ve had the Mary Kate & Ashley book since it came out, but haven’t really delved into it entirely. It’s pretty sad, but I keep forgetting it’s in my closet.

    Connie | Sponsored by Coffee

  • Great post. Very witty. I’ve gotta get influence!

    Krystal |

  • Eleri Roberts

    I love lipstick with some sunshine! Gorgeous photo’s and lovely beauty posts 🙂 xx

    Eleri Roberts

  • Thanks so much for posting these fantastic recommendations Anna! I’ve since added and to my bloglovin’ reading list!

  • Catrin

    I think considering I’ve bought every piece of Mary-Kate and Ashley merchandise known to man (including their “Beauty Secrets” book), I need to get this one.


  • Amber Hunter

    My friend turned me on to The Coveteur a few weeks ago and I absolutely love it! It doesn’t hurt to dream for some of the things featured…right? Haha it’s just so easy to get lost in the glamour of that website.


    Lovely Notions

  • swer-93

    They sure do look great and you make them sound amazing, but they’re just not my kind of reads. Thank you or sharing though !! the picture is absolutely stunning.


  • Sophie Ollis

    Thanks for the new read recommendations. I’m loving beautyisboring.

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  • Soph –

    Being a huge MKA fan myself, I’ve wanted this book for a while… You may have just convinced me 🙂

  • Shevasherapy

    I’m bummed I didn’t buy the MK+A books in the bookstore a few years ago. I have to get on Amazon to get my hands on those!

    PS. I love LWSS too!

  • mandagrifff

    porter is my new go-to! love it.

  • Kelly Keating

    Just subscribed to lipstick with some sunshine… wonderful recommendation, thanks!

  • How did I not know about Lipstick With Some Sunshine?!? Thanks for the wonderful recommendation!


  • Oh, friend! Thank you so much for the share and for the kind words! When I discovered your youtube channel it was love at first site. Now I check my feed every day for new videos. The idea of you trying even ONE of our recipes makes my day! Thanks friend!!

  • Kate Cheetham

    I love the Influence book by the Olsens its such a nice book to flick through! Can’t wait to check out the other ones!

  • I already knew about Beauty is Boring, I found it accidentaly at the beginning of the march. Thanks for the list 🙂

    Ana @

  • Vera Sawicki

    I can’t wait to read influence- thank you for the recommendation.

  • Thanks for recommending Lipstick with Some Sunshine! 🙂