15 Unmissable Reads, the Best of the Blogosphere (May 2019)

15 Unmissable Reads, the Best of the Blogosphere (May 2019) | Not Dressed As Lamb

In my Best of the Blogosphere this month I have brilliant napping tips, alternative safari chic, the funniest exercise video EVER – and more!

(In case you’ve not seen these posts before my Unmissable Reads are a monthly round-up of things I’ve seen, watched and liked in the blogosphere that I’m sure you’ll love too.)

Regular readers may have noticed that this post has gone out on a Sunday morning instead of the usual third Wednesday of the month… I’ve decided to have a bit of a switch around. As I always post on a Tuesday and Thursday I seemed to be cramming in three posts on three consecutive days – then nothing between Friday and Monday! I thought that Sunday seemed like a good day to indulge in a bit of internet rabbit hole reading, so hopefully the last Sunday of the month will suit everyone (and my schedule) much better.

We’ll see how I go for the first few months!

Anyway this month there are loads of exciting and interesting reads. It includes the BEST Instagram post ever advertising an “awkward” product (I’ve watched it sooooo many times just for a giggle every time), lovely clean, edgy makeup that I’m totally on board with and all sorts of self-help and self-improvement tips.

Do have a read of these great links – you never know who or what you might discover that makes your day/week/month!


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Alice’s new practice of not putting herself down by asking whether it’s something she’d say to someone she loves is nothing short of brilliant.

Brigita contemplates what makes you a fashion blogger today (another take on my own post about whatever happened to individuality in blogging).

If you want to know how to promote, er, “awkward” products on Instagram (I’m talking anything related to sex or bodily functions), then you should just tackle the embarrassment head-on: the funniest and most effective ad EVER EVER EVER for a lady product.

Michelle has brilliantly listed 6 ethical and sustainable luxury brands that you’ll love: we need MORE of this please, blogosphere. Less H&M and Primark (ughh), more Beulah London please.

The best napping tips for parents I ever did hear.

If (like me) you’re fond of bold colour, Blair shows us several beautiful ways to wear a brightly coloured suit, no matter what the colour.

Such a beautiful, simple fashion image (with Minnie Mouse “ears”!) – swipe through to see #TheWhitneySmile that Whitney’s so well known for.

This is such a fantastic take on safari chic – a totally unexpected tan and dark green combo from Liyana.

I’m very guilty of this: 3 things we should all stop apologising for.

If you feel your blog needs to change, that’s perfectly okay. Liz explains on her blogiversary why she’s in the process of making a big change.

Lest we forget there are so many things to do that DON’T involve a smartphone or the internet, here are 30 fun, affordable things to do this weekend.

As an amazing antidote to heavy Instagram makeup, FlexMami’s stunning makeup looks are simple, clean and edgy.

A few simple, easy-to-implement tips for writers and bloggers on how to write really, really useful, interesting and engaging content.

I loved Hayley’s 10 little changes that will make a big difference to your beauty regime.

These Instagram Story tips are so brilliant and VERY creative – I didn’t know most of them.

And a few Not Dressed As Lamb posts you perhaps missed first time around:

If Legendary Old Hollywood Stars Were on Instagram Today,
When Life is Like a Sitcom: 11 Hilarious Family Stories and
Celebrating 9 Fabulous Women Who Wear What They Like (May 2019)

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  1. 18 June 2019 / 3:07 pm

    Ooooo. It’s great to see Liyana here!
    She is one of my favourite bloggers.
    SO cool it’s not fair :oP

    • Catherine
      18 June 2019 / 9:05 pm

      I found her through you, Samatha – so thank you! x

  2. 3 June 2019 / 4:46 pm

    Hi Catherine! I love your monthly round up of unmissable reads. I always discover new bloggers and interesting things. Nowadays there’s such amount of blogs, youtube videos, instagram posts… that you can get lost 🙂

    • Catherine
      3 June 2019 / 8:22 pm

      Maria I’m so glad!! Thank you xx

  3. 30 May 2019 / 1:27 pm

    Thank you my lovely for including me this month. As always, it’s a privilege to be among the other “best reads”. I’m really looking forward to reading the rest here.
    Lots of love, Lizzy xxx

    • Catherine
      30 May 2019 / 2:52 pm

      My absolute pleasure Liz – you’re always most welcome! x

  4. 29 May 2019 / 10:59 am

    I always love this round up of unmissable reads! So much information out there that is useful and interesting. Thanks for sharing! It reminds me of a series I used to do on my blog way back years ago, Little Bits of Inspiration, where I would share 5 inspiring posts from the internet every week. I am thinking maybe I should revive that series now!


    • Catherine
      29 May 2019 / 11:40 am

      Thanks Shelbee – I always really enjoy compiling these posts (which I do over the course of the month as I go along). You *should* revive your series, it’s always a fun thing to do! x

  5. 27 May 2019 / 8:19 am

    Thank you so much for featuring my post, Catherine! I sure am glad you enjoyed it enough to share with your readers <3
    Always happy to discover interesting bloggers and Instagrammers, what a fab roundup idea. Looking forward to more of this post from you.

    xo, Liyana | The Good Weekender

    • Catherine
      28 May 2019 / 3:43 pm

      Liyana it was my pleasure, your outfit was superb!!

  6. 27 May 2019 / 1:26 am

    One can never underestimate the pressure imposed upon a pregnant Womans pelvic floor. Oh.em.gee!
    As usual (& I don’t know how you manage to find them) a brilliant bunch of bloggers and some I didn’t know.
    Thank you for including me in this fabulous line up Miss C xx

    • Catherine
      28 May 2019 / 3:44 pm

      Hehe that video was just the best, wasn’t it 😀

  7. 26 May 2019 / 7:47 pm

    Thanks for finding these interesting reads for us again Catherine. I always, always love this monthly update of yours. Love, Lieske

    • Catherine
      28 May 2019 / 3:44 pm

      I’m so glad Lieske – thank you! x

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