Hello lovelies!

Hope you’re all well!

After doing a poll on instagram a lot of you said you’d like a post about why I started blogging and how I got into it all! So I thought I’d do a little post about it, with any little tips I can include along the way!

I’ve always loved fashion and been interested in styling. I love having the escapism of writing and being able to share my thoughts on my own little platform, that to me kinda feels like my own little world or scrap book. When I started working at Topshop about 3 years ago, I was surrounded by girls who had a huge love for fashion including my incredible best friend and stylish Pia Gloria. Being surrounded by that support and inspiration naturally just pushed me towards creating my own space to write down and share my styles.

I started by creating my page, I searched different themes using Pip.dig who were really helpful when creating my blog layout and helping me set it up. I created my page with WordPress and create a domain with Siteground allowing me to have loveindiamoon.co.uk!

After that, I started slow. I posted little bits here and there and really just enjoyed writing ALOT. I say a lot because I honestly would rant on and on! I think after about 6 months I hit a wall… I started comparing. Everyone does it once in a while, but mine was becoming unhealthy. I started comparing and feeling really down about myself, which was no ones fault but my own. So I decided to stop to focus some time on me and feeling a bit more happy and healthy in my body. I unfollowed people who I was obsessing over, who were showing a dreamy lifestyle (which is wonderful and I have no problem with at all) but at the time it was just making me compare myself and my life too. Which was just were I was at in that moment.  After a few months of focusing on myself, positivity and my health. Realising that it’s okay to have days of comparison but also its important to love parts of myself and my flaws. It really helped me feel a little more confident in just doing me. Doing something that makes me happy and creating an Instagram platform and blog space that reflects me and my own personal journey.

That’s why I love blogging, I love styling outfits, i love photography, I love working with brands and I especially love all the incredible and supportive influencers I’ve met along the way so far. It honestly is such a hard working, beautiful community and being part of it is super exciting.

I’m ranting on of course, so I’ll try keep it quick… I then decided to start back up and again take it slow but post more of me within my captions, photos and styling! Rather than thinking about how many followers or likes or if I’m posting the right kind of brands… I’ve just been enjoying the process!! I enjoy just being able to express myself.

If you ever want to start blogging, YouTube or just Instagram blogging then do it!!!! Don’t think about what others may think, just make sure your happy, your expressing yourself and focusing on you.

Try not to get caught up in comparing, as we are all on our own journeys and should all support one another along the way!

If you want to know absolutely anything else, then just send me a little message on my Instagram! ‘indiamoon ‘ Click here! 

Thought I’d included some colourful shots taken by the beautiful Allison Stoddard- Instagram here. 

Love, India Moon.

Hey Lovelies,

I thought I’d do a quick little post today about some new Tanning products I’ve been using recently, because they have been so bloody great, I thought I’d share them with you all!!

Tan out of Ten- Is a self tanning range from Technic Cosmetics and they create some really great tanning products!

Over the last few weeks I’ve been using the Self Tan Lotion in dark- LINK HERE Now I’ve never used Lotion, as I usually use foam but it so easy to apply and makes my skin so so smooth!! I found it worked really well and gave me a soft glow or if I left it on overnight I found it barely stained my bedding and the tan was such a perfect colour!

I also have been using the Instant Tan Shimmer- LINK HERE and oh my goodness!!!!! So much sparkle! It is honestly the most perfect instant tan, that gives you an amazing shine! I couldn’t recommend it more!

Heres a few little photos of the tan outcomes!! Who doesn’t love an affordable and amazing tan!

Love, India Moon.

 

‘…Sometimes when we are beating ourselves up, we need to stop and say to that harassing voice inside ‘Man, I’m doing the very best I can right now’. ‘Brene Brown, Rising Strong.’

Hello lovelies,

Hope you’re all well!

I wanted to do a little post today about Time. About living in the now and taking the time to look after yourself. I also wanted to share some photos of the most beautiful watches from Henry Watches London , which make the most perfect presents or even Christmas presents. I mean Christmas is only round the corner!! How quick has this year gone by?! This week I was extremely lucky to do a shoot with Henry Watches in London, and I ended up falling in love with all of their designs.

I think a lot of us at this stage in our lives, can take on so much. Whether it be work, university, family life or even just overloading ourselves with lots of little things to do. Which is great, being productive and busy is a good thing. However, I feel like sometimes we can forget to take a little bit of time out of our day, to just tune into ourselves, switch off from technology, look up a little more and have some time to relax.

I personally feel as a blogger that sometimes I can put the stress on myself, to be uploading enough or feeling bad that I can’t write some of the posts I want to, or trying to find spare time to get outfit photos, on top of university and working part time. But I’ve come to realise this is what I’m doing right now, and you have to find an equal balance and just do what you can with your time. It’s okay to take it slow. Everyones journey is different, so sometimes it’s good to have a few days doing absolutely nothing, if that’s what your body needs.

Don’t put the pressure on yourself to make everything perfect. Take TIME for yourself. Life is short so we should be treasuring the small moments, enjoying the time we’ve got and doing things we love.

Now talking about time… I also wanted to share with you all my favourite watch company, Henry Watches (Instagram Click here, Website Click here). Henry Watches are an worldwide brand that create beautifully unique designed watches. They also come in the most lovely packaging, in a tiny little brown suitcase!!!

Here are some of my favourites!! I honestly wish I could have them all! Hope you love them as much as me, and also keep your eyes peeled on my Instagram over the next few weeks for a super exciting giveaway, were you could win one of these beautiful watches and get it engraved too!

Hope you all have a happy weekend!

Love, India Moon. 

 

 

Hey lovelies!

Hope you’re all well, Happy October to you all!!!

I’m so so excited for this month, because I love Halloween!

Today I thought I’d do a little post about my love for NA-KD fashion!!!! I’ve been in love with the brand for a few years now and recently received some beautiful pieces from them so I thought I’d share these with you!!!

The first outfit Im wearing is the ‘Darlin’ White Tee’ in a size XS (Linked Here) only £16.28! Which is super soft and so easy to throw on with a pair of jeans! I styled this with the MOST AMAZING ‘Denim Teddy Coat’ also from NAKD (Linked Here) which I’m wearing in a size 34! Although my jeans are not from NAKD they do some really nice fitted ones that match the coat perfectly! I styled this outfit with my new Topshop ‘May boots’ which are super comfy! (Linked here) 

My second outfit, I’m wearing the NAKD black Coat dress dress in a size XS (Linked here) , Which is perfect for winter styled with a leather jacket, trainers or boots or even for summer for over a bikini or a dress for those summery evenings on the beach! I styled this with my Hi Top Vans, Black Cami ‘Spaghetti Strap Dress’ from NAKD (Linked here), My gold circle ‘Zodiac Libra Necklace’ from NAKD (Linked here) and my Ring Belt from River island!

If you haven’t already I seriously recommend checking their Instagram and website out! Their styling and pieces are so unique and amazing! (na-kd.com)

If you are interested in having a little mooch or cheeky purchase from their site, then I have a discount code which is available from today the 3rd of October till the 4th for 24 hours!!!!, if you use ‘indiamoon20’ on one purchase at the checkout!

Happy shopping! And hope you love them as much as me!

Love, India Moon. 

 

 

Hello you lovely lot!!

Thanks for taking the time to come visit my blog!!

On Saturday the 9th, I was really lucky to be invited to a Jo Malone event in Chichester, organised by the amazing @KatiekirkLoves !! I was so so excited about this because I’ve been super looking forward to trying their brand new perfumes!

The event was beautiful, held in the Jo Malone Shop in House of Fraser. Honestly, I could live in there!! We were given a talk all about the scents and how they were created- we smelt each scent before it was mixed into the final products. The new scents English Oak and Pomgranted, and English Oak and Hazelnut smell incredible. I personally preferred English Oak and Hazelnut as it smells slightly more fresh!

The smells in Jo Malone are so layered and beautiful! We then got to choose some scents to use for our arm and hand massage! I choose to have foam and cream in the scent ‘Wood and Sea Salt’ with the perfume English Oak and Hazelnut over the top. It smells insane! It also doesn’t fade on your skin, unless you shower of course! They are 100% my new favourite smells!

It was super lovely meeting all the beautiful other bloggers there too, and finally we all got to personalise our little gift boxes, with woodland stamps! I honestly feel so lucky, that I was invited to have such a wonderful day out and now smell amazing! So a huge thanks to Katie Kirk (@KatieKirkLoves) for organising the event and huge thanks to Jo Malone for having us!

Here are some photos from the day!

Hope you all have an amazing week!!

Love, India Moon.