Our Team

The Growing Up Guide is made up of young women who want to help advise, inspire and motivate other females in the UK who are starting their adulthood journey.

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EMMI BOWLES – Editor & Founder

Emmi came up with The Growing Up Guide in her final year of university. She saw a market for a website that catered for those transitioning into adulthood. In 2017 she took the plunge and here we are.

When she’s not running The Growing Up Guide, Emmi blogs over at JustEmmi.com and drinks an unhealthy amount of tea.

Find her: Twitter | Instagram | Blog | Facebook | LinkedIn


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AMY TURK – Lifestyle Editor

Amy is a Creative Writing Graduate, now working as a Social Media Executive in a creative agency. She has a passion for writing and loves reading lifestyle blogs, and scrolling down her Instagram feed until her thumb is numb.

When she isn’t working or writing, Amy likes to watch rubbish telly and tag her friends in videos of cute dogs. She loves writing posts for her blog and is determined to upload more regularly now she has completed her degree! She also adores musicals and you will often find her singing popular soundtracks into her hairbrush.

Find her: Twitter | Instagram | Blog | Facebook | LinkedIn



MOLLY EDWARDS – Relationships Editor

Molly is in her final year of university studying History. She qualified as a Make Up Artist in her first year of Uni to make some money, this led to her creating a beauty blog. Molly now also writes about lifestyle, fashion, travel and uni tips.

When she’s not in the University library surrounded by history books, you will find her blogging in her room, binge watching Sex and the City or balancing over some lipsticks on the floor for the perfect flatlay.

Find her: Twitter | Instagram | Blog




Steph is a travel representative which led to her starting her own travel blog, Wanderlust Pulse. She has a Performing Arts degree and loves going to the theatre. You can often find her curled up with a good book and an endless amount of green tea.

Find her: Twitter | Instagram | Facebook | Blog



HAYLEY SNELL – Social Media Manager

Hayley is a second year English student, who began blogging in 2016 on lifethroughtsg.com. This sparked a keen interest in social media, and here we are!
Wherever she goes, she is sure to be found with a phone charger and a book!
Find her: Twitter | InstagramBlog


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CHLOE SALINS – Appearance Head Writer

A Manchester based fashion and lifestyle blogger who loves anything with a pop of red.

Find her: Twitter | Instagram | Blog



fullsizeoutput_122CHIAMAKA ECHETA – Health Head Writer 

Chiamaka is a pharmacist by day who writes about life post-university, beauty and lifestyle. She enjoys fitness and travelling. When she’s not writing or reading, she most probably is shopping, eating, listening to music or binge-watching the latest TV series.

Find her: Twitter | Instagram | LinkedIn



LISA TIRANTI – Head Career’s Writer

Hi! I’m Lisa, 21, 100% Italian, currently living and working as Digital Marketing Executive in my beloved London.

During my spare time, I love globetrotting around Europe [and not only, actually] but travelling is just one of my passions, I enjoy crafting, spotting healthy food places.. oh and I blog of course, mainly about my travels and general life & blogging hacks.

Find her: Twitter | Instagram | Blog | Facebook | YouTube




NIKKI MCCRAIG – Contributor

Nikki is a freelance Content Marketer, Blogger, Photographer and all-time terrible baker.

Having discovered The Growing Up Guide through a lucky search on Twitter, she writes her beauty and lifestyle blog at nikkimccaig.com and can usually be found huddled up behind an excessively large mug of coffee in her favourite cosy jumper.

With so many stories to tell about her own embarrassing attempts at growing up she was looking for an audience to share them with, and has been writing here ever since.

Find her: Twitter | Instagram | Blog



TAMZIN LENA – Contributor

Tamzin is a blogger and vlogger from northern England who loves to talk about life. She discusses beauty, mental health, food, travel and more recently, approaching adulthood. She turns 18 in a few months – and what does this mean for her? When she’s not blogging, or vlogging, or working, or editing… she’s probably asleep.

Find her: Twitter| Instagram| Blog | YouTube 




EMMA HOLLANDS – Contributor

Emma Rose Hollands is a freelance writer, aspiring editor, and a tea obsessed bookworm. She is regularly spotted posting on her book blog, scribbling short stories for submission, writing as many articles as humanly possible, or helping her fellow writers. Approach with caution.

Find her: Twitter| Blog | Freelance Work




ROBYN UNSWORTH – Contributor

Robyn Unsworth was born and bread in London but moved to High Wycombe last year and set up her blog. If you’re interested in beauty, travel, lifestyle or festivities, look no further!
I love being a part of The Growing Up Guide community and can’t wait to write many more posts!

Find her: Twitter | Instagram | Facebook | Blog


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CHRISTIE MARSH – Contributor

Christie is a 23-year-old student who is from Manchester. She is studying International Fashion Promotion but is currently on her placement year at Very.co.uk in Liverpool.

When Christie isn’t working she loves blogging about food and what she has been up to, going to the gym and yoga classes and spending time with her boyfriend.

Find her: Twitter | Instagram | Blog



NATALIE TYLER – Contributor

Avid coffee drinker and blogger over at crazy little thing called love

Generally always rushing around and getting up to crazy antics,

As well as being a Mummy to two small people, I work and blog and generally achieve such things on a small amount of sleep!

Find her: Twitter | Instagram | Blog | Facebook


unnamed-4.jpgHANNAH POON – Contributor

I’m a English and journalism graduate, currently finding my feet in the real world. I run a beauty and lifestyle blog over on hannahpoon.com and I’m freelance writer.
I’m working towards the goal of eventually becoming a full time blogger.
Outside of working and blogging, I love to read and junk watch anything Disney and Harry Potter. I also have an unhealthy addiction to pizza.
Find her: Twitter | Instagram | Blog
LYDIA WILKINS – Contributor


Lydia Wilkins is a trainee journalist; she is also a Blogger at mademoisellewomen.com, where she documents her life with Aspergers Syndrome.

She has been lucky enough to work with musicians such as Anastacia (“I’m Outta Love”), Queen Extravaganza (the official Queen tribute band), and Lissie (a folk-rock Indie independent artist.)

Her heroes are Harold Evans (the former Editor of The Sunday Times, who uncovered Thalidomide scandal), and Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, for her contributions to the arts.

Find her: Twitter | Instagram | Blog