30 Day Blogging Challenge Day 17 – What’s In My Bag Video + My YouTube Channel

Hi Everyone!

This post is just a bit of an update, I know I have done a What’s In My Bag? blog post, put the video is finally up on my YouTube channel so you can click the video above to watch and subscribe to my channel. I think the ultimate goal for me would be to reach 500 subscribers and I would love to actually talk to you guys through my videos because sometimes I feel a blog post is not really that personal but when you can see and hear someone it’s just touching (I’m hormonal, forgive me).

I thought it would be fun to tell you guys the story behind my YouTube channel and give you guys some idea of what goes into my videos and editing.

I started my YouTube channel in September last year and I was extremely nervous because I had another channel before which was not as successful. The idea of my channel were to incorporate aspects of my life which I wanted to pursue as a career and build a portfolio of my work to use as reference so that I could showcase my love for fashion, beauty and lifestyle in one place while still being able to put myself out there and meet new people and work with brands. I’ve never collaborated with anyone on my channel before but I just hit 100 subscribers this month! If you guys are interested, I will be doing a giveaway on my channel in the near future so definitely stay tuned for that.

The best part of making videos for my channel would be filming the videos. I’d say that make-up tutorials are the easiest to film, while lookbooks are a little bit more intense. The most difficult video I’ve filmed and edited would be my Shoe Collection video which I will link here:

This video has over 600 views and I’m still mind blown when I think about it.

I use Windows Movie Maker to edit my video along with Expression Encoder for texts and effects. I have been playing around with Cyberlink Power Director but it is a little bit complicated.

Editing my videos usually take me about 3-4 hours and I usually take up about 2 days so that I don’t overwhelm myself. Then I use PicMonkey to edit my thumbnails. I upload videos every Friday and try my best to incorporate those videos into my blog.

If you have any questions, feel free to leave them in the comments (:



30 Day Blogging Challenge: Day 12 – What’s In My Handbag?

Hi everyone!

For today’s post I thought I’d do a what’s in my handbag post. This was really fun to photograph as I am trying to work on my blog photography on a tight student budget.


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My bag was a gift from my boyfriend’s mom for my birthday last year. Love the funky look that the old school cassette gives the bag and the fact that I can wear this with anything. If I’m not mistaken it’s from Accessorize.


First up in my bag is my wallet, I cannot leave the house without it and when it isn’t in my handbag then it’s in my backpack for campus. Inside my wallet I keep money (obviously), cards, ID and emergency numbers. I do not know where the wallet is from as it was an anniversary gift from my boyfriend.


A must have to keep in my handbag is my cellphone. I have the IPhone 6 and my gold case is from Typo. My glitter is coming off my case and it looks pretty nasty but I found a picture of the case originally:




I keep forgetting to charge this baby so most of the time it’s useless but this travel charger from Energizer always comes in handy for me when I need it (and it’s charged). I love the fact that it’s small and it’s easy to fit in my bag, and my charger comes with many different cables for different phones. So if anyone is ever in a fix and needs a charger, I’ll be more than willing to help.


I mentioned my Labello Lip Butter in my January Favourites post and I keep him in my bag for when I’m feeling a little dry and a clear gloss from Edgars that I use to touch up during the day.


I feel like I have to keep a pen in my handbag because whenever I need one, I never have one. I recently started keeping a pen in my bag and it has come in handy so many times. I forgot to take a picture of my hand sanitizer but that’s in my bag too and I shiver when I think of all the germs on pens that they use in public places.


My keys are next up in my bag and probably take up the most space. On my keys I have my house keys, a Pacman ghost my friend made me last year and an Eiffel Tower charm that both my boyfriend and I keep on our keys because it’s our goal to travel Europe together one day. I also keep my student card on my keys so that I don’t forget it at home and I can’t get into the library or write exams without it. Almost forgot, the teddy bear charm was a matching charm that I gave to my boyfriend when we shared a locker together in high school.


I only hopped on the sunglasses wagon when Matthew kept nagging me to wear them, and I don’t know why it took me so long to fall in love with them. When I don’t wear my sunglasses now I feel like the sun is blinding me! My sunglasses are from Exact! fashion.


Being someone who is so prone to breaking nails, I keep a mini manicure kit in my bag for when a have a pesky hangnail I need to get rid of. Now this is a lifesaver.

Well I think that’s about everything I keep in my bag. What’s in yours?




30 Day Blogging Challenge: Day 7 – OOTD Rainy Day In Kalk Bay

Is it okay to confess that my internet connection is so slow that I was on the verge of tears because I was afraid this post wouldn’t go up? Crisis averted, the create post page has opened and now I can go ahead with day 7.

Today was quite an eventful day as my boyfriend and I decided to have a photo shoot in Kalk Bay Harbour. We took a walk and went for brunch at Kalky’s, a restaurant right on the harbour with the freshest seafood there is. I loved their calamari and the prawn samoosas. If my stomach wasn’t so sensitive to heartburn, I would have probably eaten 5 or 6 but I only had 1. Next we moved onto the shoot where I realized I had forgotten my SD card at home. It’s okay because Matthew took the followig on his phone and they turned out just as amazing!

Photo Credits: Matthew De Kock (Follow him on Instagram: @Just_MatthewDK and yes we have matching Instagram names so don’t forget to follow me too! @Just_Deeanne and you might find a post about the delicious seafood we had today)

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Shirt: Jet

Flannel: Ackermans (If I’m not mistaken I think this is a men’s one. I’m really big around the chest areas so I feel that shirts with buttons from the men’s section fit me better and I don’t have that horrible hole revealing everything under my shirt!)

Jeans: Edgars. Love the light wash look but my mom bought this for me and purchased a size too big so my pants tend to fall down a lot but don’t worry, I’m going to buy a new one before I go back to campus)



Shoes: Nike Blazer in Black. Love these for when I go walking around because they’re comfortable yet stylish. I grew up as a tomboy and I’d say it does have an effect on my style but I know when to tone it down and be more girly.


IMG_0285Necklace: Legit Fashion

Gold Flower Ring: Mr. Price

Silver Diamond Ring: American Swiss, this was a Christmas gift from my boyfriend 2 years ago.

Gold Watch: Lanco – Truworths/Foschini I’m not too sure this was a gift from my mom for my birthday.


My bag was a gift from my boyfriend’s mom for my birthday. I think it’s from Accessorize. I can’t begin to tell you how much I love this bag, it’s different and I love the vintage style it adds because of the cassette on it. A lot of people always compliment me on it and ask where it’s from.

To end off my post I thought I’d show you this cute picture Matthew took of me posing with a seal. He’s cute and I named him Theodore x


Matthew ran into a bit of car trouble on the way home and then we sorted it out and he gave me a driving lesson. I’m not going to lie, I did pretty well. Then we ate Mc Donalds because I was too lazy to make dinner, oops.





My Winter Lookbook (Formal)



Hello all my lovely readers, new readers, people who found my page randomly. I just wanted to share my Formal Winter look book with you as part of the new year. I am actually already in Summer here in South Africa so if you subscribe to my channel you’ll be the first to see my Summer 2016 look book which I am so excited to film.


Don’t forget to leave a like and subscribe x



My Shoe Collection

Hello my dearest readers

Today I have two posts coming on the blog, so just look out for the second one that will be out later today.

This post is very personal to me as I show you all my prized possession, my shoe collection. I was recently approached by a company to add another pair and review it and I am so excited because I finally feel that my career is taking off and I am finally getting to where I want to be.

To watch my video, just follow the link below and it will take you to my YouTube video.

I worked extremely hard on this video and would appreciate it if you gave me a thumbs up or subscribed to my channel so that I know I am making progress and it really motivates me to add more content for my viewers.


Thank you all so much, stay tuned for my next post.