Enjoy Bath & Body Birthday Celebration – Competition Time!

“Another adventure filled year awaits you”

I love birthdays. No, wait. I love celebrating birthdays. I have always been the person that goes overboard when it comes to celebrating and making the most of someone’s special day because I believe that it’s the one time of the year when people should be given everything their heart desires. However, this year I received a gift on someone else’s birthday.

 

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That’s right, Enjoy Bath and Body was kind enough to send me my absolute favourite range of products, the Good Times Bubbly Celebration range! I came home to such an amazing treat today and I cannot express how grateful I am to be part of their little family. So, what’s in it for you? I thought you’d never ask!

Enjoy is hosting a birthday competition where you can win a shopping spree to the value of R5000 at a mall of your choice. All you have to do is head over to their Instagram or Facebook page to see how you can enter their competition (hint: it’s super easy!)

Happy Birthday Enjoy Bath and Body!

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How I beat the Instagram algorithm, even though I started a new account.

DISCLAIMER: The Instagram algorithm will soon be non-existent, as Instagram has heard our cries and endless pleas. However, I still thought I’d post it since I have been asked for it.

February and March were tough months for me. Besides the fact that it’s final year and I’m set on graduating cum laude next year, I had my Instagram password changed and could not get into my old account, even after changing my password on numerous occasions. After much consideration, I made the decision to create a new Instagram account, even though I thought I’d go back to 10 likes per post and no comments or engagement. This was not the case.

When I started my new Instagram account, I did not jump right into posting pictures and trying to boost my follower count by following all my Facebook friends (even the people who bullied me throughout high school), no matter how much I wanted to. So instead, I did what a linguistics and research major is supposed to do, I did my homework. For weeks I watched videos on how I could take new Instagram photos, how I could encourage engagement on my feed and most of all, what exactly was I going to do to get my new profile recognized? So there I was, with my laptop and my phone researching how the Instagram algorithm worked and how I could beat it.

Here are some of the tips and tricks I’ve picked up along the way, I hope that until the new update that this will be able to help you in some way. If you would like to know how I edit my Instagram photos then please let me know in the comments.

  1. Hashtags, Hashtags, Hashtags

To be honest, I used to find hashtags extremely annoying and I hate how it looks in my captions. However, they are still extremely effective in terms of growing your audience and making the most of bulking up those likes. The thing about hashtags is that by using a hashtag, you’re allowing everyone who uses that particular hashtag to find you in searches. The key to using hashtags is that you want to use hashtags that aren’t too popular, to avoid your photos getting lost in a flood of other photos. My best advice is to use hashtags that are within the 100k limit or at least under a million. You can use popular hashtags, but the likeliness of a large group of people liking your photos or following you is going to be very slim. Also, I’ve noticed that posting hashtags in your captions is more effective than posting it in your comment section. Instagram can actually detect a bunch of comments as spam and is more likely to get you shadow banned.

Here is my first Instagram post from my new account sincerelydeeanne. Let me just say that I was so surprised that with about 150 followers at the time, I was able to pull off 100 likes. Hopefully that means that with more growth in followers, it will increase engagement and the likes will grow too.

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2. Beware of the Instagram Shadow Ban

Surprisingly, a lot of the people do not know about the Instagram shadow ban. Basically, by using certain hashtags repeatedly or using hashtags that are commonly associated with spam, you could potentially be a victim of the Instagram shadow ban. The shadow ban hides your posts on certain hashtags, which decreases your engagement with others. So if someone who doesn’t follow you searches a hashtag you’ve used and you’ve been shadow banned, they won’t see your post. When you’ve been shadow banned, you are more likely to see less interaction on your feed after posting a photo. To see if you’ve been shadow banned, you can ask a friend to unfollow you and search the hashtag you used to see if they see it or you can use websites. One website I’ve used to check is actually a Shadow Ban Analyzer which searches for your last photo in the hashtags you’ve used to see if you’ve been shadow banned. I’m not sure how accurate this website is but I have noticed that it is down for the time being.

3. Aesthetics & knowing your audience

I’ve always wanted a themed Instagram account. I am crazy about aesthetics and I love when my feed doesn’t look out of place. This does make it harder to post consistently, but it does pay off in the long run because eventually people who are looking at your profile are more likely to follow something that is cohesive and aesthetically pleasing to the eye than an account with hundreds of posts that look rushed and are not good quality. I also recommend knowing what your audience likes. When I started blogging, I had already had an Instagram account and I started posting blog photos to my personal feed. This caused me to lose followers and in turn made growing my account even harder. Then I decided to make a count dedicated to my blog alone, where I do reviews and strictly post products. This allows me to attract different audiences from different spheres. My combined following is about 540 followers which means that I must be doing something right on both pages.

Here is my Instagram feed. I”m currently trying to do a colourful theme but the theme I had before this was dark brown and then when I started Instagram my feed was pink and white. I’m really proud of how my Instagram feed looks and feature a lot of fashion posts and the odd beauty post. I want to get into posting Instagram tutorials soon, as soon as my feed is more put together.

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4. Use your Instagram stories to your advantage

I cannot stress this enough but on average, my new account with 294 followers receives almost 100 views. That means 100 people will see what I post on my stories. Letting your followers know that you have a new post up on your feed will allow others who have not seen your post to interact with your content. This puts it out there that there’s a photo they might not have seen yet. Make it known babe, get adding to that story!

5. Don’t buy your followers, but find ways to up your count

I have a love-hate relationship with this aspect of Instagram. In the latest South African issue of Cosmopolitan, it was said that buying your followers will help you get noticed by brands because most PR people do not do their homework and are more interested in massive numbers than genuine engagement. In recent times it’s actually been harder to spot the fakers due to the fact that engagement can also be bought. Likes and followers are so easy to get hold of these days so brands are easily fooled. The problem with a fake Instagram account is that at the end of the day, you’re only fooling yourself. Whether you’re buying likes, views or comments, it only allows some engagement and it’s hard to keep up. It’s not illegal to buy followers, however it does violate Instagram’s terms of service. I’m a student who doesn’t work and I still can’t seem to wrap my head around how people would pay for fake engagement. It is, however, illegal to enter into contractual agreements with a brand in exchange for money, as a company can sue you. I would recommend tagging brands in your photos and even pages similar to your niche so that you might get featured. Paying for features is one thing but there is no guarantee that you’ll get likes and followers. I personally love tagging Clicks South Africa in my blog photos because they always do a weekly round up of the posts they’re tagged in. This also allows me to find similar pages I’d like to follow. Being reposted by brands allows the brand and other users to find your profile. Who knows, if you’re lucky, you might be able to work with a brand or two!

How have you been beating the algorithm? I would love to hear your thoughts.

 

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South African Bloggers I’m Surprised You’re Not Following & Why I Love Them

Look, I have a love-hate relationship with blogging in general. When the term “blogger” or “influencer” comes to mind, I know what you’re thinking. Millions of followers, an Instagram feed with professional photos and only a few names in the South African blogging community. This is so upsetting to me because I honestly feel that there are so many beautiful women who hardly ever get the credit they deserve for their work. In today’s post I share with you my favourite South African bloggers and why I’m surprised you have not discovered them already.

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Kaylyn Van As is a lifestyle and cruelty-free blogger from Cape Town. I discovered Kaylyn on Twitter and as soon as I came across her aesthetically pleasing white feed, I was smitten. What I love the most about Kaylyn is that she’s not someone who only claims to be a cruelty-free blogger, but she really educates you on what to look for or where you can go if you’d like to find out if the brand you’re using is truly cruelty-free. Her passion for cruelty-free beauty has led her to write posts such as interrogating famous local brands which really goes to show how passionate she is. Oh, and we’ve also been featured on the Clicks page together, WINNING. I love Kaylyn, she’s so easy to talk to and I’d love to collaborate with her in future, you know… When I plan on going cruelty free!

 

Kaylyn’s Blog: Love, Kaylyn

Kaylyn’s Instagram: kaylynvanas

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Honestly, I have no idea where to start with Simran. Although Simran does not have a “beauty blog” per say, she posts daily reviews on her Instagram about beauty and skincare, making her an Instagram blogger, and not one to mess with. What stood out for me last year, was when there was an issue regarding cultural appropriation and instead of everyone jumping on the bandwagon and bashing the person in the wrong, Simran took this opportunity to educate people on what was going on and how we could avoid making the same mistakes in future. When someone can take a very serious situation and turn it into something we as people can learn from, THAT my friend is talent. Sticking to my love of white feeds, I love that Simran’s Instagram feed has dark tones to it, making it very different from plain white feeds. Definitely a blogger to watch in my opinion.

 

Simran’s Instagram: burgundybeautyza

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Although I only discovered this blog late last year, I have to thank Lily for the appreciation she has shown my blog and YouTube channel. How could I not feature her? I recently read her post about her top tips for saving money and what I loved was that it was far from the usual. Her take on writing is definitely not mainstream and I hope she blogs more in future so that I can definitely collab with her one day!

Lily’s Blog: Lily Storm Blog

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Rachael Williams is a lifestyle and beauty blogger from Cape Town. I only discovered her blog on my other Instagram account (If you did not know, I now have both a personal and business account). If I could hire Rachael for literally one day so that my personal Instagram photos can look as good as hers, I would. Her recent post about her new year’s resolutions were so honest and open. One thing I genuinely look for in a blog is the fact that they can be relatable. Rachael seems like such a sweet and honest person, personally a blogger I would like to get to know better in future!

 

Rachael’s Blog: Top Knotch Blog

Rachael’s Instagram: topknotchblog

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I think that I only have two words to describe Megan’s Instagram feed. Flower Power. Megan Smith is a Johannesburg based beauty blogger. Not just a pretty feed (see what I did there?), but brains to boot! Megan is also a student at Wits studying Chemical Engineering. More power to the students because your girl is final year and she knows the struggle of keeping a blog and making sure you still have time to keep those grades up. I love Megan’s blog because she really goes into detail when it comes to beauty and does not give you a brief overview of products. She also posts in-depth tutorials about make-up which I absolutely love, because I can never explain my make up tutorials in posts. Most definitely on my bloggers to watch list!

 

Megan’s Instagram: perilouslypale

Megan’s Blog: Perilously Pale

Who are some of your favourite bloggers? I always love finding new feeds!

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Sunset Cranberry Eyes & Glowing Skin Christmas/Holiday Tutorial

IT’S THE MOST WONDERFUL TIME OF THE YEAR!

I am currently lying in bed and wasting away, watching Riverdale because I have work tomorrow until Sunday. Even though it’s my last shift of the year, I still hate standing and forcing people to buy my product, ya know?

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I love warm toned eyeshadows. In fact I’ve always admired beauty guru’s who were able to pull off these intricate looks. I just have to say that I was so impressed with how my eyes turned out in this look and I think my skin looked so glowy in this video. As usual, I would love for you to support me in my YouTube journey (update, we just hit 600 subscribers!) by subscribing to my channel, viewing my content or even leaving a like or a comment.

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Benefit KaBrow in 04 (not featured in video)

The Body Shop Instablur Primer Colour Intensifier

Swiitch Beauty Slays For Days Eyeshadow Palette

Ardell Wispy Lashes

Rimmel London Match Perfection foundation in True Nude

LA Girl Pro Conceal in Natural

Essence Matt Compact Powder

Essence Matt Touch Blush in Peach Me Up

Catrice Sun Glow Bronzer

The Body Shops Drops of Glow (this product really failed me as a highlighter)

Catrice Mineral Glow Highlighter

Essence All That Greys Lipgloss in Roaring Red

Essence Keep It Perfect Fixing Spray

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Thank you for all your love and support on my blog, channel and Instagram. For those of you who don’t know, there’s a giveaway happening on my blog account on Instagram (sincerelydeeannetheblog) and it’s running until the 29th of December.

 

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VLOG: Life in the Fast Lane (Literally) – Audi TT Rides, Tamzen’s 21st and Wine Tasting.

If you told me last year that I would have an amazing group of friends and would be going out more often, I would’ve probably laughed at you and told you to tell someone else a joke. My life has changed so much since I came out of a 4 year relationship in April and I can honestly say I’ve never been this happy. I really enjoy going out with my friends and most importantly, I look forward to going to campus every day because I have them to look forward to. In this vlog you can come with me to go wine tasting, take a glimpse at what Tamzen’s 21st looked like and even take a spin in her new Audi TT.

 

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Here are a few photographs with the memories made for this vlog, what I like to call
“my life in pictures”:

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One of my favourite quotes from Harry Potter is:

“Happiness can be found, even in the darkest of times, if one only remembers to turn on the light”

Everyone creates their own happiness, if you choose to do so. For 2 weeks I refused to go to campus because I was in such a dark space and feared running into my ex at campus. Then I asked myself, why is he going around as happy as can be when I’m stuck at home feeling miserable? It was at that point when I reached rock bottom, that I knew the only place I could go was up. I really have to thank my friends for being my pillars of strength in such a dark time, but most importantly for showing me that I was happy before and I can be even happier now. I am genuinely enjoying this stage of my life and constantly meeting new people. I can’t wait to see what the future holds!

 

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Review: Garnier Pure Active Intensive 3-in-1 Charcoal Anti-Blackhead Wash, Scrub & Mask

It’s been a while.

If you follow me on social media, you would have seen that recently I decided to take a break from Instagram and posting almost daily. As a student, my work load can go from “what am I doing at campus” to “I should be paid for writing 2000 word essays and coming in for tests on Saturdays”.

I love unwinding while I write papers so that I don’t feel overwhelmed. Taking care of yourself is an important asset to your mental health and should always be your first priority. Recently I received the Garnier Pure Active Intensive 3-in-1 Anti-Blackhead Wash, Scrub and Mask from Garnier and at first I was a bit hesitant. Being someone with sensitive skin, I wasn’t sure how my skin would react to the product and if it would work.

First off, I have to say that I received 2 products but will be saving my second review for my demo video. If you didn’t know, I have a YouTube channel which you can find here if you would like to see beauty tutorials, reviews and vlogs. I would love if you would subscribe to my channel so you can be a part of my YouTube family.

I used the charcoal scrub as a mask and I have to say I’m really impressed. It didn’t smell too intense but still had a very nice scent. After leaving the mask on for 5 minutes, I washed it off with warm water. Most masks usually leave my skin feeling rubbery and tight after using them and then result in a massive break out. This mask left my skin feeling so soft and smooth. Apparently this product is supposed to tighten pores as well and I did feel it working. I have yet to get the dreaded blackhead break out but I’m so eager to put this bad boy to work! I love the product so much and I cannot say enough good things about it.

SOME MORE INFORMATION:

Retail Price: R102* (price may vary according to retailer).

3in1 wash + scrub + mask. The PureActive range has been specially developed to help fight the appearance of imperfections, blackheads and excess surface sebum.

Is Garnier PureActive 3in1 wash+scrub+mask right for me?

Yes, if your skin is combination to oily, prone to impurities, open pores and shine.

How is it different?

It can be used as a wash, scrub and mask.

1. Wash: enriched with zinc derivative, known for its purifying properties and smithsonite extract, it intensely cleanses and eliminates impurities.

 2. Scrub: it contains pumice, a natural exfoliant, to remove dead skin cells and unclog pores.

3. Mask: enriched with white clay, known for its softening and absorbing properties, it helps mattify the skin’s appearance.A tripe mineral power for a triple anti-imperfection action to help protect against imperfections even before they appear.

What’s on your beauty desk? Please leave me any sensitive skin mask recommendations!

Review: Garnier Ultimate Blends “The Sleek Restorer” Shampoo & Conditioner

I have to start off by saying that I hate shopping for shampoo and conditioner. I worry that if I purchase a product (on my student budget, by the way) I won’t be happy with it and it won’t work with my hair type.

This weekend I picked up the Garnier Ultimate Blends “The Sleek Restorer” Shampoo and Conditioner at Clicks for R40 each. So firstly, I only spent R80 on both products which I consider to be the best bargain EVER. This had to be too good to be true, right?

Wrong! Infused with coconut oil and cocoa butter, this shampoo and conditioner promised to deliver super-sleek smoothness for dry and frizzy hair. Boy oh boy, did this baby deliver.

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FACTS:

Coconut oil is a highly nourishing and protective oil from the tropical coconut to leave skin and hair smooth, soft and supple. It is an instrumental in taming dry and frizzy hair.

Cocoa butter is a rich butter, gathered from the far reaches of the Ivory Coast, smooths
and nourishes hair and skin with its delicious chocolate scent. It is renowned for taming frizz and fly aways.

REVIEW:

Anyone that knows me, knows that I’m not usually one to sing a products praise without putting it to the test. So this weekend I indulged in a nice hot shower and washed my hair with both products. My hair is extremely curly and I prefer to wear my hair straight because I find it easier to maintain. The problem with having naturally curly hair and constantly using heat tools to straighten? Frizz. I hate the fact that whenever I dry my hair, 5 minutes later I have this one patch of hair that just screams for help because it is so dry and frizzy. I dried my hair and went to bed and the next morning I was so surprised at how smooth and silky my hair felt. Another thing I cannot stand is when products claim to give you silky smooth hair, but end up making your hair feel oily. If my hair is oily it will show and cause a lot of dandruff. I did not have this problem when using the Garnier Ultimate Blends shampoo and conditioner and I had little to almost no frizz. What I loved most about these products, is that even though they are infused with oil, they didn’t leave my hair feeling heavy and oily. Rather it combated my dry strands and added moisture back into my hair.

For anyone wondering, the smell is quite sweet which I do not mind because I love sweet-smelling things. I can safely say that even though it is Tuesday, I washed my hair on Sunday evening and my hair still smells amazing!

So. In all fairness, I was a bit hesitant to try out this product just because I had seen it all over social media. I often worry that when you see a product become so popular it is either forced or in fear that a brand may not work with you. These products were affordable, worked well with my naturally curly hair, did not leave my hair feeling heavy and oily and smells too good to be true, YUM!

What shampoo and conditioner are you using at the moment?

 

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Huge Back To School Affordable Try-On Clothing Haul!

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Shopping is cheaper than therapy.

I recently went on a bit of a shopping spree for my second semester of varsity and I saved all the gifts from my birthday to make this affordable and collective haul for my viewers and readers! My previous back to school clothing try on haul which went up earlier this year has over 700 views which means I am so close to hitting that 1000 mark! I love when people interact with my content

I’m not sure if most of my readers know this but I live in the Southern hemisphere which means that we are approaching Spring and Summer soon so I made this both a summer and a winter clothing haul, so I could accommodate all the seasons approaching, wherever you are in the world !

Featured below are all the items in my video for those who don’t like watching YouTube videos. If you do watch my video please don’t forget to give me a thumbs up and subscribe to my channel so I can create more content for you!

Starbucks Shirt (Purchased in Thailand) ♡

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I recently featured this post in an OOTD which if you missed it, you can find here. I love printed tee’s and tank tops because I feel that it adds so much to a simple outfit. What I love most about this is that it’s a piece of Thailand that I brought home with me and I’m a coffee lover so it’s no surprise that I cannot wait for Starbucks to get to Cape Town! At the moment we only have one in Johannesburg which is in a different city and a bit of a bummer. I love that the colours are simple and not too overboard as I feel that sometimes crazy prints can kill an outfit as a whole.

Dusty Pink Choker Bodysuit (Mr. Price) and Denim Shorts (The Fix) ♡

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I’ve mentioned in my videos that I am not a fan of the choker trend simply because I don’t like the way chokers look on me particularly. Mr. Price has recently came out with a new choker neckline for their shirts which I feel adds such a nice touch to an outfit. I wasn’t 100% sold on the body suit at first but after a while I realized that I liked the way it looked on me. Paired with this shorts which I purchased from The Fix, I love how the cut on the legs is different and almost a zig-zag pattern. If you go to The Fix on Thursdays and you are a student, if you present a valid student card you will get 20% off your purchase! Who doesn’t love a good deal?

Pink Rose Detailed Bomber Jacket (Exact) ♡

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As I mentioned before, I’m currently still feeling the effects of Winter so this bomber was such a cute addition to my wardrobe! I love the rose detailing on it and I feel that it’s such a cute colour. I have a green bomber from The Fix but I feel that this one is much warmer and more durable for Winter time. I would usually pair this with black tights or skinny jeans and sneakers or my black booties featured in the video!

Dusty Pink Adidas Stan Smith (Sportscene) ♡

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For my 21st birthday I decided to add to my shoe collection by buying myself a new pair of sneakers. I have always been in love with the Stan Smith and I feel that it is so much more comfortable than the Superstar. I originally wanted the all white Stan Smith but when I saw this one I had to have it! Anyone that knows me knows that I love pink and gold and white so this was right up my alley.

Unfortunately I did not photograph all the items in my haul so if you would like to see the rest of my items then you can watch the video!

 

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ICYMI: Get To Know Me [YouTube Tag]

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I wrote a very detailed personal blog post about myself which you can find here.

If you like tag videos, I’m sure you’ll enjoy this video and if you do decide to watch this video, please subscribe to my channel if you like my content. I am trying to reach 600 subscribers by the end of the year!

This video is the latest tag I did on my YouTube channel. Here are a list of the questions if anyone decides to do the tag on their blog or channel. If you do decide to do this tag, please leave me a comment as I love finding new blogs and I genuinely enjoy getting to know other bloggers ♡.

THE GET TO KNOW ME TAG ♡. (Credits: YouTube Tags xx on Tumblr)

  1. Are you named after anyone?
  2. When was the last time you cried?
  3. Do you have kids?
  4. If you were another person, would you be a friend of yourself?
  5. Do you use sarcasm a lot?
  6. Will you ever bungee jump?
  7. What is your favourite cereal?
  8. What is the first thing you notice about people?
  9. What is your eye colour?
  10. Scary movie or happy endings?
  11. What is your favourite smell?
  12. Summer or Winter?
  13. Computer or Television?
  14. What is the furthest you’ve ever been from home?
  15. Do you have any special talents?
  16. Where were you born?
  17. What are your hobbies?
  18. Do you have any pets?
  19. What is your favourite movie?
  20. Do you have any siblings?
  21. What do you want to be when you grow up?

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21.

“Broken things can become blessed things, if you let God do the mending”

I could start this blog post in one of two ways.

I could break down in tears and say a million thank you’s as I have done in the past…

Or I could tell you what my plans are for the future and once again mention how truly grateful I am for every read, every comment, every person who’s visited my blog no matter if it was out of curiosity or simply because you were genuinely interested in my content.

If you didn’t know, I celebrated my 21st birthday on the 8th of August and I have never been so grateful and eager to start this new chapter in my life. My mom and dad keep thanking me for making my family proud, but it’s really me who should be thanking them for all they have provided for me, no matter how hard the situation was and being the best support system I could have ever asked for. I will always be your little girl, no matter how old I am.

For those who have been following my blog or YouTube channel, you would know that I mentioned that I was extremely unhappy for a long time. I lacked motivation, had no friends and I isolated myself so much that eventually I just fell into this dark space. Then in April of this year I came out of a 4 year relationship, losing not only my best friend but also my only friend at the time. I no longer keep in contact with him, but I truly wish him everything of the best for the future.

You see, at the time I had my heart broken I asked God “Why am I being punished?”. Little did I know that what I thought was a punishment, was truly the biggest blessing in disguise. Having to quickly make a plan of finding an alternative way to campus, I was blessed with a new friend, a new chapter and ultimately a new beginning. Nicole, if you’re reading this, I truly believe you are my guardian angel (you too, Tamzen x). One thing led to another and I eventually made even more friends, was forced to put myself out there and in turn the world started opening so many possibilities for me. In the time I started healing I found myself on a date with a very handsome British stud, who I still remain friends with to this day even though he has returned home.

Instead of going out even when I didn’t feel like it, I started channeling all my focus and energy into my YouTube channel which in the beginning, nobody would help me with. I have been uploading consistently every Friday for the past few months. In the process I have also started growing my subscriber count and working with companies who have been so nice to send me gifts, products to review and showing me love on my Instagram.

I’ve stamped my passport and left my country to visit the beautiful treasure which is Thailand and in the time, I just took every opportunity to grow and find myself while allowing God to fix my broken heart.

I always thought that “when one door closes, another one opens” was just someone trying to make you feel better about your horrible situation and trying to offer some sort of hope in your dark times. But wow, I have honestly experienced it in more ways than one.

So. What happens next?

To be honest, at this point I am just trying to focus on my studies while at the same time growing my blog and YouTube channel. At this point in time I don’t think I’m looking for a serious relationship. I’m just trying to enjoy my university experience and live life to the fullest. You see, a year ago the person I was would sit in the car alone and watch the university experience pass her by because she didn’t have any friends. Today, she looks forward to varsity because her friends are what helps her get through the long days. With only one year and a few months left of university before I graduate, I look forward to seeing what the future holds. I really want to find myself and continue to grow with God’s help, day by day. I still remember the days I prayed for the things I have now.

Once again, thank you to everyone who constantly show me support on my blog and YouTube channel. I will continue to create content my readers will enjoy and hope you are excited for what is still to come.

“I have no regrets in my life. I think that everything happens to you for a reason. The hard times that you go through build character, making you a much stronger person” – Rita Mero

Well, here’s to being 21. I hope the next few years are filled with nothing but laughter, late nights, good times, great memories and most importantly blessings and happiness. Cheers!

 

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