Desert Island Essentials #12

Imagine you are stranded on a desert island in the middle of the ocean without a person in sight, however not to worry, as this island is pretty luxurious compared to some others! I’m asking a different blogger every week what their desert island essentials are, and this week it’s Zoe from That’s Zoe.

On your lovely little desert island you find an iPod, however it can only hold 5 songs – which five songs would you choose?
Oh my, I’m constantly updating my playlist! ‘Pompeii’ and ‘Flaws’ by Bastille would be the obvious two, then I’d go for ‘I Need Your Love’ by Calvin Harris and Ellie Goulding as well as ‘A Team’ by Ed Sheeran. Topping it all of with ‘Blurred Lines’ by Robin Thicke as the silly and meaningless one!

Surprisingly, there is also a TV on the island! But, you can only pick one movie or TV show to watch for your time here, what would you choose?
Eastenders, it may sound a bit odd but it’s on 4 days a week and full of addictive drama. Exactly what you need when the odds are that you’re going to die, distract yourself? Okay, maybe not.

Before you were stranded you were carrying a book, what one book would you want to have on the island with you?
Hands down ‘The Fault in Our Stars’ by John Green, I read it it one day. Practically without putting it down too, I can’t recommend it enough. Never in my life have I been so obsessive about something so minimal!

Obviously, you’re not going to be left to starve. If you could only have 1 meal and 1 drink a day what would it be?
Nando’s quarter chicken meal with coleslaw and chips though my Dad’s roast could be another possibility? For drinks I’d pick fresh lemonade particularly the ones they sell at M&S or Shake Shack – the burgers place.

When stranded on your island what would your must have beauty essential be?
Sun cream obviously but that’s boring so instead a tinted moisturiser with SPF would be good, I couldn’t tell you a really good one as my search is still on! For make-up the ‘Revlon Colour-Stay Lip Butter in Sweet Tart’ as it always makes me feel complete and confident!

Everywhere has WiFi these days, right? Well your island does! However you are limited to one blog and one YouTube channel – who would you choose?

Oh I know right! Blogs would be hard, ‘What Olivia Did’, ‘Zoella’, ‘Colours and Carousels’ and ‘Cider with Rosie’ would all be highly commended but I think ‘Sofia’s Journal’ would snatch it. Then for YouTube, it would be a toss up between ‘Zoella’ (again) or ‘Troye Sivan’ however if push came to shove Zoe would win!
If you want to be part of my Desert Island Essentials series e-mail me at with the subject ‘Desert Island Essentials’ and I will add you to my list. <3