For the past three years, I have been working incredibly hard on my blog, trying to create high-quality content to appeal to all of you. The Perks of Mollie Quirk started as a hobby and is now not only this, but is now used as a portfolio of my writing skills to contribute towards myself getting into my dream career - so I can become a successful journalist. Writing is something I adore, something I do constantly and something I couldn't imagine myself not undertaking as a career and it's thanks to this blog that I have improved my skills so much. Over the three years I have been putting my heart and soul into my little space on the internet, this blog has accumulated over 100,000 page views which I am incredibly thankful for. Keep on reading to hear a little more about the past three years and how blogging has changed my life for the better...

Following on from my Luxury Christmas Gift Guide, here is my highly anticipated Luxury Christmas Food Guide. This guide is on a much smaller, more refined scale and features some of my top Christmas sweet treats. From novelty chocolates to a Christmas dinner table centrepiece, you're sure to find something you'll want to devour this Christmas.

KIKO Milano's 2016 Holiday Collection is a real treat and I simply cannot get enough of it. Gorgeous packaging and incredible products, KIKO really have knocked it out of the park this year. Packaging designed by World-Famous Futurist Designer, Ross Lovegrove and makeup that is both sexy and seductive - this collection really is incredibly festive and everything you could wish for.

Christmas is the most wonderful time of the year - it's a time when families come together, friends unite to exchange gifts and love, passion and togetherness combine to create the most festive, warm and beautiful atmosphere. I don't believe that Christmas gifts are THE most important factor of the festive period, but I do believe that in this day and age, they play a very big and very prominent part in the entire spirit of Christmas - this is why I have handpicked the perfect gifts that you'll want to either purchase for somebody or add to your own Christmas wish list. I'm a girl myself, so I know exactly what girls want and this is why I have put this fabulously festive and incredibly luxurious gift guide together.

The Banana Loaf. A loaf type cake that I was majorly dubious about prior to making and trying this marvellous creation. I adore baking - I adore it to pieces. I also adore cakes and I also adore bananas, so this creation just had to be.. well, created. Keep on reading to discover how to bake the most delicious, golden banana loaf... ever.

My skin was going through a major rough patch last week; it needed a massive kick in the right direction. Covered in spots, uneven skin tone and super oily. I needed a miracle. And then I realised I was yet to try these two little gems by 'Good Things'...

House of Holland's first London Fashion Week appearance was 10 years ago - which is insane!! - so to celebrate this special milestone, they have designed the most dreamy collection imaginable alongside some of the most funky and iconic fashion groupie t-shirts that are just so 2006..

If you've been reading my blog for as long as I have been blogging on here (almost three years), you'll know that my main passion in life, other than writing of course, is fashion. Fashion is something I live and breathe. Fashion is the area of work I want and long to get into. Fashion is something that is an outlet to many people that allows them to be creative and unique. I have many idols within the fashion industry and I have decided to start sharing my idols with you...

In eight days I will be turning 19, ahhh! I can't quite believe it, it only feels as though I was starting high school last week - time certainly does fly. In this post I will be talking you through 18 things I have learnt whilst I have been 18. In this past year a lot has happened and I have learnt a hell of a lot and I thought I should share these things with you.

Whether you've already received your exam results or you're still yet to receive them, this period of Summer can be the most nerve-racking and suspenseful few weeks. Will I pass and get onto my desired course? Will I get the grades my family wants? Will I disappoint my family? Will I do well enough to do what I want in the future? These are just some of the questions that are going through your mind as you wait patiently for the email or brown envelope containing your fate.

If you're looking for an energising and refreshing boost, Vitness is the answer. The Vitness Beauty Vitamin range is the perfect range for you if you're looking to up your collagen intake, improve your skins suppleness and revitalise your body - keep reading to discover their 3 different and unique flavours...

Being the crazy cat lady I am, when I saw Primark had collaborated with one of the world's most famous cats, I actually screamed with excitement. Grumpy Cat, whose real name is actually Tardar Sauce, is one of the most famous cats in the world. Grumpy Cat has a form of dwarfism, which is the cause of her permanently unhappy facial expression, although her owners claim she is just a normal happy kitty, 99% of the time. Tarar has a brother, Pokey, a little black and white kitty, who looks a lot like a chubbier, fluffier version of my cat, Carnaby! Tardar only has photo sessions once per week and is rarely handled by strangers, unless on tour, as he is at the moment. Grumpy Cat became famous in 2012 after a photo posted on the social media site, Reddit, shot to fame.. and then Grumpy Cat, the kitty meme king was born!

If you're looking for silky, shiny, smooth hair that feels lightweight yet luscious, look no further. OGX's Coconut Water Shampoo and Conditioner is the answer to your hairs worries and woes. Organic ingredients, SLS-free, cruelty free and salon worthy results? It's a no brainer, you just have to keep reading.

Spectrum Collection Brushes are highly commended within the blogosphere. Their brushes are the most Instagrammable brushes known to man. And not only are they the most photogenic brushes I have ever laid my hands on, but the brushes are to a ridiculously high quality, which makes applying your makeup easier and more rewarding than ever. Keep on reading to discover Spectrum Collection's Siren Set of mermaid approved brushes...

Looking presentable and smart is always a massive thing for me. I like to ensure my hair, makeup and clothing are all presentable and look good enough to face the day ahead. Having my hair groomed and tangle free means I can look and feel smart and ready for the world to see me. I recently discovered an incredible brush brand that caters for both me AND even Carnaby, my cat! Keep reading to discover Tangle Angel..

Memories are an important thing to me, they represent happy times and times I never want to forget. I am a massive believer in taking photos of everything that happens in my life as I am a memory hoarder - I never want to completely forget anything. I have always had an interest in scrapbooking and compiling my memories into one secure place, so when my friend, Verity, was talking about starting a scrapbook, we decided to start one each. As I may be moving area in the near or far future, it's a great idea to store all of my the memories I make with my friends and family in this gorgeous massive memory book.

I have a new favourite beauty brand. I'm not just saying that either, I honestly have a new favourite beauty brand that I cannot get enough of! The Hero Project are a relatively new brand who are on a mission - I'd like to share with you their new releases. So if you have a dull complexion or are looking for a moisture boost, keep reading as you're about to discover something incredible...

Liquid Matte Lipsticks are ALL of the rage these days. Thanks to Miss Kylie Jenner, girls are going absolutely crazy for any kind of matte liquid lipstick. I desperately want one of her matte lip kits and would absolutely LOVE to own one, but they are ridiculously hard to get ahold of plus the price is a little extreme, as are the customs and shipping costs. So I have been on the hunt for a drugstore liquid matte lipstick that ticks all of my boxes. I have found three INCREDIBLE matte lippies, one of which is my ALL time fave and a total dupe for one of the Kylie Lip Kit shades, OH MAH GAWD!
Top - Primark // Trousers - Primark // Sandals - River Island // Bag - Louis Vuitton // Kimono - Primark // Jewellery - Primark
My Great Nanny would have been 100 years of age today, so myself and my mum decided to have a day dedicated to her and we decided to do all of her favourite things.. we wore pink (her favourite colour), played bingo and ate saveloy and chips! She'd have absolutely adored today! Read more to see my full outfit and to also see what we got up to...

I am so sick of seeing posts everywhere on social media that are subliminally telling girls how they should look, act and live their lives. We are human beings and we can do, be and live however the hell we want.

I recently purchased the highly commended Tartelette Palette by Tarte. I really wanted to love it, honestly I did - but I wasn't very impressed.

If you're looking for a buttery textured, highly pigmented, gorgeously glamorous and versatile eyeshadow palette, look no further; this palette is definitely for you..

Carnaby is officially 8 months old! I last done one of these posts when he turned 4 months old and since then so much has happened with him!

Bullying is an awful thing. Many people in this world have experienced it, if not first hand, they may have seen somebody else experience it or they may have even bullied somebody themselves. 50% of young people have bullied somebody else and 30% of those will do it weekly. This is simply shocking and so unexpected, but bullying isn't just being punched or kicked, bullying is so much more.

I am a massive lover of drugstore makeup products, I mean, who isn't? Drugstore makeup is affordable and it can sometimes be incredible quality too, sometimes it can be even better than high end makeup. I have been loving SO many drugstore beauty products recently and I just have to share them with you

It's that time of the year again! Coachella has been and gone and Summer is almost here, which means FESTIVALS GALORE in England. Glastonbury, Reading, Leeds, Bestival, V Festival and SO many more festivals will be taking place in just a few months, so I have decided to share a few of my favourite festival fashion ensembles and tips with you.

I remember when I first started this blog, back in 2013, I was OBSESSED with fashion bloggers and still am to this day. They're so admirable, brilliant role models and so enviable too. It was always my dream to be one of those bloggers. These four blogs featured in this post, are four blogs that I have LOVED and ADORED since my humble beginnings as a budding blogger.

ARK Skincare, a brand that's loved by many BIG publications, such as Tatler, Glamour and Elle Magazine. ARK are a British Skincare brand that treats skin by age and concern, which provides a personalised skin treatment that fits each person perfectly.

Moschino's past collections have had a running theme; Ready to Bear, Barbie, McDonalds, Spongebob, Looney Tunes and Road Signage, but Fall 2016 is proving to be a lot less brash for Moschino. Jeremy Scott, Moschino's head designer and creative director is always coming up with new and innovative designs that please every fashion follower out there and this collection is no different.

'Live Love Makeup Obsession' - a mysterious brand with no web page, retailers or social media. I adore this palette, but who are 'Live Love Makeup Obsession' and what is their 'Love your look palette' like?

PINCH, PUNCH, FIRST DAY OF THE MONTH... Spring 2016 is officially here, Winter is officially over. Here's just a little 'heart-to-heart' catch up post..
How have you been? I hope that this year has been great for you. I hope that you've been well, happy and healthy. I hope that you've kept to your New Year resolutions, haha AS IF.

I have adored Christopher Kane and his designs since I started my fashion journalism career back in Spring 2014, wow, two years sure does go by quickly. He came to my attention when I first saw his AW14 collection which was full of ruffled sweaters, PVC mini skirts and double breasted jackets. I fell in love with the style of his designs and how they were unique yet casual. This season was no different.

Some of the world's biggest models walked for Diane von Furstenberg's Fall 2016 NYFW show. The likes of Kendall Jenner, Gigi Hadid and Karlie Kloss were just some of the models to walk for the DVF showcase. Keep on reading to see what I thought of DVF's full AW16 collection..

Khaki and mustard hues, a hint of hounds tooth and oversized coats. It's almost Spring and I'm already lusting over Autumnal attire thanks to Topshop and their incredible new Topshop Unique Fall 2016 collection.
Looking for that perfect red lip this Valentine's Day? Well, look no further. In this blog post I shall be letting you all know my top 5 red lipsticks, especially for this very special Valentine's season in 2016. I'll let you know what's good and what's bad about all 5 of these bright red beautiful lippies..

Wanting to achieve 'that' perfect complexion? Sick of spots, acne scars and rosacea? Inquisitive about the whole 'colour correcting' concept? Well, if you answered 'yes' to any of the above, then this post is definitely for you and you NEED to keep on reading...

Laura Geller, a world renowned makeup brand, which launched over 20 years ago. Laura Geller started off as a makeup artist with a passion for creating her own makeup brand. I recently received the Laura Geller 'Roman Holiday' full face of makeup kit and I kind of fell in love with it and I know feel the need to share this incredible makeup brand with you all, so keep on reading to see my first impressions on the brand - 'Laura Geller' PLUS what I thought of EACH and every product from her Roman Holiday collection!

Chanel and their creative director/head designer, Karl Lagerfeld staged the most elaborate and gorgeous 'Doll's House' showcase at Paris Fashion Week as a part of the couture shows. Kendall Jenner and Gigi Hadid took centre stage of this elaborate show. Keep reading to hear my opinions and views on this increcible eco fashion showcase by Lagerfeld and to also discover my top picks from the collection itself...

After what seems like the longest break ever from YouTube, I've decided to make a comeback, but this time, for good.

As a self-confessed candle addict and lover of all things that smell gorgeous, when I discover a new brand of home fragrance products, I just have to try and test them. Introducing my new candle muse, Heart and Home - Pure Bliss candles...

I was contacted by an incredible, new, fresh and vibrant fashion brand with some incredible ethics behind them. As you all know, I'm not skinny. I have an arse, a rather big one in fact. I hate my bum as it's always difficult to buy clothing for. I always have to go up a size for my bottom clothing as my bum just stops me from being one size, which is so annoying. So when Rita and Phill pitched their skirts to me, asking me to try one of them out, I just couldn't refuse. Keep reading to unveil the massive 30% discount code!
Carnaby turned four months on January 5th, so I've decided to give you all a little update to how he's settling in with me and my mum, in the Quirk household.
I received a gorgeous package from the incredible Freedom Makeup last week and I just had to share this mini haul with all of you. I know that YOU will LOVE it all.

'Easy on the Eyes' by the incredibly talented Benefit MUA - Lisa Potter-Dixon is a triumph in the Beauty Tutorial Book industry. Easy to follow guides on how to achieve show-stopping eye looks. Keep reading to see my full review.

Yankee Candle, America's best loved candle - but arguably you could say the world's best loved candle. A favourite candle brand of mine, Yankee Candle are an American candle company set up in 1969. Yankee Candle consists of 5 main fragrance families; Fresh, Fruit, Floral, Festive and Food & Spice. Today I shall be sharing my new discovery with you all. A discovery of a trio of incredible treats.

Known for her voice like an angel, her curvaceous figure and her love for neutral colours, Mariah Carey is an all around idol for me, and has been since I can remember. Being brought up in a household with a passion for music, I have listened to Mariah for many years indeed and I have always admired her sense in style, keep reading to find out why I adore her style so much.

Whilst on the hunt for some new indulgent bathing accompaniments, I discovered Café de Bain's Indulgent Bath Crèmes. I was instantly intrigued and drawn in, firstly because of their pastel colour palette and secondly because of the fancy writing; then when I noticed the names of each of the three bath crèmes that I picked up and I was instantly in love.

I told you I'd be back, didn't I!? Well, I'm no liar, as I'm here! I hope you had a glorious NYE and I hope that 2016 has treated you very kind so far. Moving swiftly on to our favourite topic, FASHION, let's see how the 2016 trends are shaping up..