Hello lovelies! Been a while, but I thought I would pop in as I attended my first blogger meet-up on Saturday, hosted by the lovely Zayaan (of Surviving the Madness) and Robyn (Uphill Writer).
I was quite nervous attending this event – not knowing what to expect, never having met majority of the women before – just being altogether out of my comfort zone.
So glad that I attended – it was such an amazing experience and I have taken away so much from the short, albeit wonderful, time with these incredible women.
We had Maz Halliday from Caffeine and Fairydust giving us some insight into her blogging journey and how she went against the “norm” and what was expected of her versus creating a brand all her own (and definitely worth following!).
The second guest speaker was Ayesha Abrahams of A Squared PR and Communications, she had some wise words with regard to your presence on social media, how you appear to brands as well as approaching brands that would be a perfect fit for you and your brand.
Overall, both Maz and Ayesha had one thing in common to say – do it for the right reasons and you will reap the benefits. If you are in it to share you story, give advice and share your experiences with others, it will only show in your work.
I also found that whether you have 500 followers or 100 000 – at the end of the day, all the women in the room had experienced the same things.
Going through droughts when it came to writing or posting, not posting everyday, etc. It made me feel so connected to this group and everything I have been thinking and feeling lately is something that’s quite common and made me feel so much better in terms of not posting all the time – especially when you feel like you have writers block and the words are not coming.
Wonderful day, amazing group, scrumptious food and also topnotch goodie bag! I thank the organisers for the stunning event they put together and am so excited and inspired for my blogging journey going forward!
With Winter in full swing- it’s all about coats, boots and warm jerseys.
But what about that period in between?
As you may know from my previous posts, I have a capsule wardrobe – this is a “mini wardrobe” so to speak, of items you love to wear, bought consciously/purposefully and generally really great quality.
While many stick to numbers, like the 37 piece seasonal wardrobe of Caroline Rector of Unfancy or the Project 333, I have decided to forgo this, as it can be quite limiting, and have stuck to having a mindful closet, with good quality pieces and easy to assemble outfits (I tend to mix both summer and winter pieces because of the weather in this city and I have the space to store all my clothing to be accessible at all times).
After I got the Fenty Beauty Killawatt Highlighter in Trophy Wife as well as the Contour and Concealing Match Stix, Rihanna dropped the Galaxy Inspired Christmas Collection and has since released the Stunna Lip Paint and the Matemoiselle lipstick boasting 14 shades of matte lipsticks.
You could say I have serious FOMO – I can’t be buying all the things!!!
I decided to recreate my favourite shades using Swiitch beauty’s Holy Grail Flash Case – because I really really wanted Wasabi green lips! Like who doesn’t though when these models and Insta Influencers are looking so boss!