read | is business ruining blogging?

read | is business ruining blogging?

Photography by Tegan Smith for Topshop South Africa

I’ll never forget the day I was scrolling through my Instagram feed, casually minding my own business, liking posts as I went by, looking for inspiration, and suddenly my entire feed was bombarded with pictures of Edgars denim, and a variety of influencers telling me about the new range and a competition – all at the exact same time (which reminds me, Instagram please #BringBackChronologicalOrder). That moment was, albeit, a few years ago, but it stuck with me because I realised that particularly in South Africa, something about the way we do influencer marketing just… wasn’t right.

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beauty | my everyday skincare routine

beauty | my everyday skincare routine

As I previously mentioned, one of the parts of taking care of myself this past year meant that I needed to take care of my skin – and this presented its own set of challenges for me. Since my skin had been somewhat regulated in my pubescent years (thanks to Yaz), I never experienced puberty-related skin problems at the same time as everyone else, meaning I didn’t know what to do when things went wrong. So I spent the whole year trying different products, until I spent some time with the Kiehl’s team and was given a range of products that really worked well for my skin.

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lifestyle | 2018 goal planning

lifestyle | 2018 goal planning

Happy new year! Every year, once the champagne bottles have run empty and the last remnants of the fireworks leave the sky, we’re forced to accept that a new year has begun. And with that realisation, there seems to be two trains of thought with regards to how to accept that: overwhelming hope filled with new years resolutions, or the understanding that new years is a social construct, nothing has really changed and that new years resolutions are pointless.

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