Some time ago back in 2010, I clicked publish on my first ever blog post, back then, blogging as we know it today was a relatively new thing. I started out with the hope that ‘Good Golly Miss Hollie‘ would offer me a better chance of securing a place at university to study journalism. I guess it did the trick, as I went on to graduate with a degree in journalism and bag a great writing job a few years later. Over the years, Good Golly Miss Hollie has made way for some incredible opportunities, including the unimaginable such as a column in Grazia magazine!
The whole experience has been an adventure. And though the blogging/influencer industry has now become unrecognisable to how it looked over 10 years ago, it really does still amaze me that I am still here a decade later writing about fluffy stuff such as the beauty products I’m coveting, as well as more topical content about working smarter and mental health.
Hi, I’m Hollie
I am a Sagittarius with a love of cats, wildflowers and Yorkshire tea. Originally hailing from a small city in West Yorkshire called Wakefield, I have lived for the last 10 years or so, in Liverpool with my boyfriend Adam and our naughty (but very cute) Serengeti cat, Alf.
By day, I am a technical project manager working within the football industry as well as a freelance beauty writer for LOOKFANTASTIC.com.
I’ve typically always worked within digital and back in 2015, I delved into the ‘other side’ of the blogging industry, specialising in content marketing and influencer marketing. With that in mind, it may also be useful for you to know that I also offer freelance content marketing and copywriting services based from my home in Liverpool.
If you’d like to see how we could work together, head over here
In my spare time, I volunteer for Childline as a helpline counsellor and I am currently in the process of renovating and sprucing up our Edwardian end-terrace home. Amongst house plants, bright lipstick and 1980s pop culture, I’m often found filling our house with antiques and lots and lots of colour.
What else would you like to know about me?
Well, my favourite book is Shantaram, I love Midsomer Murders, my favourite film is T2 Trainspotting and I’m a die-hard Princess Diana fan. My music taste is anything from the 80s & the Britpop era, my favourites include The Smiths, Oasis, The Cult, Tears for Fears, George Michael and Sade to name but a few.
I chain brew Yorkshire tea, though my favourite alcoholic tipple is Campari and lemonade and I am happiest when I have an ocean breeze in my hair and the sun on my back.
Over the last 10 years, I have worked alongside many brands and agencies to create high-quality collaborative content. Known for my honest approach and unique tone, Good Golly Miss Hollie is a dedicated space where I can provide:
* Gifted product reviews
* Sponsored content
* Review visits of restaurants, travel and attractions
Brands I’ve previously worked with include…
If you represent a brand and you would like us to work together.
Drop me an email: 💌
AFFILIATE LINKS + SAMPLES
Some of the links on Good Golly Miss Hollie are Skimlinks. This means that if you click on one of these links and go on to purchase something, this will reimburse me with a small percentage of your purchase. Don’t worry, this is at absolutely no extra cost to you and I always include any affiliate links after the review has been written and my opinion on the product has been formed.
Good Golly Miss Hollie features products that I’ve purchased myself, been gifted from family or friends or sent as press samples – though I am not obliged to feature any press samples that I have been sent. For clarity, I always clearly mark when a product has been gifted to me with ‘Post contains gifted items from x’. I only ever recommend products that I genuinely love though I can’t guarantee that they will work for you too, so please take into account your own skin type and any allergies before purchasing.
ADVERTS + SPONSORSHIPS
In some instances, I may accept sponsored content on Good Golly Miss Hollie. This means that I am financially compensated to publish a campaign or article. Any feature that I have been paid for will feature ‘AD’ in the title and will be clearly marked with: ‘This is a paid-for advertisement by X’. Any adverts on Good Golly Miss Hollie are placed by Google Adsense and Good Golly Miss Hollie has no affiliation with the companies featured.