Double Tap That: Five To Follow

Hey ya’ll,

I can’t lie, but right now I am loving Instagram, it’s my favourite app to scroll through, which is probably why I’ve been neglecting this blog๐Ÿ™ˆ. Only God know how many times I scroll through Instagram a day, but I just can’t resist exploring amazing images and finding new people to follow.

Now I know there’s been a lot of controversy about Instas ever-changing and very annoying algorithms, like-bots, spam comments and all that malarkey, but let’s face it, we all love to double-tap that…

With Instagram being a MainStage for Influencers and bloggers to become recognised or as we all like to say – Instafamous, I’ve got more than a few favourites that I’d like to share, so let me show some love to…

IslandBoiPhotography

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The beauty of women is perfectly captured when Joey is behind the camera. His photos are magnetic, and his subjects are not only glamorous but real. Follow him on a journey to unlocking true beauty, and explore the rich velvety texture of the many shades of melanin. I literally cannot get enough of this guys images so, spam his comments so I can get a photo shoot with this guy PLEASE!

In My Sunday Best

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It’s undeniable that Sade has a way with the camera. Perfectly portraying her love affair with vintage fashion her photos are infused with a nostalgic warm twist. I love that we get to see Sade’s confident and elegantly cool personality relayed through the lense too. With her good sense of fashion and great coffee spots what more could you want from life?

Asiyami Gold

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If you have holiday blues, look away NOW.  Asiyami captures awe-inspiring images from her travels all over the world. Using natural backdrops, vibrant colours, colourful food and beautiful subjects she’s is dubbed as a visual storyteller. This girl is living life, all while looking like a melinated supermodel and I love double-tapping whenever she uploads.

ChanelCocoBrown

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I’m back on my 3-4 times a week gym grind and as you may imagine, it’s way too easy to fall off, especially with all these food snaps. Nevertheless, I love searching hashtags like #fitness to keep me on the straight and narrow to achieving my body goals, but one person I always look to is Chanel. She is all types of body goals and I love that she takes us on her fitness journey that she has perfectly made her lifestyle, she’s the ultimate motivation for me, plus I love her clean and feminine feed.

TheSlumFlower

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My girl Chidi is killing it! She oozes beauty and fearlessness and on the few occasions I met her she has been a positive energy that I can’t get enough of. Follow this beaut for encouraging hella funny quotes, fire selfies and the odd travel post. Love her.

I follow way too many creative Instgram pages to pay homage to, but these are the feeds are just a few that I’ve just kept on coming back to. Leave comment and let me know who you’ve been loving on Insta, so I can give them a nosy, also feel free to give me a follow x

 

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Liebster Award – I’ve Been Nominated!

Iโ€™ve been trying to write this post for 3 days now, life has just been hectic, but I’m so happyย to finally be doing it!

The lovely Kat from Kat Todayย and Laura from Laura Living Life, kindly awarded me with the Liebster award – Iโ€™m still chuffed that peopleย other than my mum and sister read my blog, so it’s amazing to me that Kat, all the way from Oz ย and Laura found by little old blog in the sea of millions.

Im so grateful, that they had a peruse and thought of me when recommending me for this award – I haven’t been blogging for long so it’s nice for my content to be appreciated, so go check them out and show some love over on their blogs! They both have amazing style, great beauty reviews, and interesting opinion pieces… and Laura has some rather hilarious parenting posts, I love reading and i don’t even have a little one yet!

Over the past few weeks Iโ€™ve seen a lot about the Liebstar Award across many blogs I follow and across Twitter. Itโ€™s a brilliant idea to promote new blogs and get to know others within the blogging community, so I’m glad to get the chance to take the part in nominating my fave blogs – although a lot of them have already been nominated.

So the way this award is set up is that I answer questions sent over by Kat and Laura, and then nominate another 11 bloggers who I think are deserving of this award and send them 11 questions to answer! Lets get this show on the road…

Kats 11 questions for me:

Why did you start blogging?
I started blogging for many reasons. Iโ€™ve wanted to start a blog for years now, and I kept on putting it off โ€“ what did I have to offer that wasnโ€™t out there already? After working nearly a year non stop 9-5 I was getting demotivated. My life was just wake up eat, work, eat, sleep (high importance for the eat bit lol) So i thought it was time I did something for myself. I’ve taken up so many hobbies in the last few months, but I never stuck to them as they weren’t things I was really passionate about. My boyfriend kept on encouraging me to blog, so I took the plunge. I was initially so nervous as I hated promoting my writing, but getting to know the blogging community – I love it!

What is your most prized possession?
I would have to say my phone, which is really sad when you think about it, but, it literally has everything I need to get through the day. If I happen to leave it at home by accident, I have to turn back and get it, no matter where I am. The more I type the more I’m realising how sad my dependence on my phone isโ€“ bring back the days when I didnโ€™t care if I had credit to phone people much less tweet!

Which of your blog posts are you most proud of?
I have to say Iโ€™m proud of all of the blog posts I put out. Toย some reading my blog, they may have their faves, but, I do put a great amount of time and thought into every single post, so it’s nice when I get comments, like, retweets and all that jazz.

What do you admire most about yourself?
I have a great work ethic. I also get quite a few comments about my lips, which is weird but I like my lips so yeah…

What does a normal day in your life look like?
During the week my days are very monotonous. I wake up at 6:30, jump in the shower, get ready for work, leave my 7:15, drive to work, work, have lunch around 2:30 (this is normally have a soup/ pub lunch or a cheeky nandos), finish off some work tasks, drive home, get in around 7:30 chill with the fam for about an hour & have dinner, write a blog post/ join a twitter chat, FaceTime bae, then go sleep. Bored? Yeah, so am I!

Number one wardrobe essential?
For me itโ€™s comfy pair of jeans. I live in jeans 24/7 so I always invest in good quality jeans. I love G star, but they’re quite pricey. Topshop is another favourite, but I do want to treat myself to a nice pair of leviโ€™s

Best mistake youโ€™ve ever made?
I have no idea- guess I’m just perfect!

What is a piece of advice youโ€™d like to share?

  • Go for what you want in life.
  • If you don’t ask, you don’t get.
  • Don’t take peoples opinions about you seriously. People change, but as long as you know who you are everything else doesn’t matter.

Drink of choice?
For everyday I love a good Coffee, but, if Iโ€™m going out it has to be a refreshing Mojito or a fruity Asti โ€“ cant go wrong!

Beauty product you absolutely cannot go without?

My MAC Pro Longwear Nourishing Waterproof Foundation. THE best foundation I’ve bought to date – try it!

What inspires you?
So much – ย My family, my boyfriend, friends, blogs, celebrities, Instagram, art, food (lol), music.

Laura’s 11 questions for me:

How long have you been blogging and what made you start?
I’ve been blogging for less that 3 weeks!Iโ€™ve wanted to start a blog for years now, and I kept on putting it off โ€“ what did I have to offer that wasnโ€™t out there already? After working nearly a year non stop 9-5 I was getting demotivated. My life was just wake up eat, work, eat, sleep (high importance for the eat bit lol) So i thought it was time I did something for myself. I’ve taken up so many hobbies in the last few months, but I never stuck to them as they weren’t things I was really passionate about. My boyfriend kept on encouraging me to blog, so I took the plunge. I was initially so nervous as I hated promoting my writing, but getting to know the blogging community – I love it!

Describe yourself in 3 words?
Confident. Kind. Reserved.

Where do you see yourself in five years time?
I see myself in a better job, with a ย successful blog, travelling the world with my boyfriend who better be my husband – hint hint lol (I am joking, really)

What is your favourite holy grail product?
So I would say my MAC Pro Longwear Nourishing Waterproof Foundation, and my Body Shop Camomile Makeup Remover.

High street or highend fashion?
High Street. I can’t afford high end. Yet!

What is your favourite meal?
That’s so hard, I LOVE food! It has to be Spaghetti Bolognese

Who are your top 3 Vloggers?
Another Girl’s Life, Tasha Green & Samantha Maria – Cant get enough of ’em!

Who are your top 3 bloggers?
Another Girl’s Life, Gracie Victory & Coco’s Tea Party

Where is one place you would like to visit?
I would love to visit either Jamaica or Ghana next, they’ve been on my list for too long!

If a celebrity had to play your life, who would you want it to be?
I have no idea! Tessa Thompson or a young Lauryn Hill from Sister Act 2 days

So now it’s my turn to nominate 11 bloggers… I choose

http://www.londonmumma.com

https://onoitafashiondesign.wordpress.com

http://ohitssare.blogspot.co.uk

http://www.cinnamontan.co.uk

http://dbhpurplebuttoncouture.blogspot.co.uk

http://www.mrsjamesrecommends.com

http://blushandsuch.com

https://fl0raldaisies.wordpress.com

http://pixiebeautybible.com

https://beautybyjessblog.wordpress.com

https://livslifestyleblog.wordpress.com

My Questions for you are:
How long have you been blogging and what made you start?
Describe yourself in 3 words?
If you could invite 5 celebs to dinner, who would you invite and why?
Where do you love to go when you need some ‘ME’ time?
What inspires you?
If you were stranded on a dessert island, what piece of makeup would you take with you?
Number one wardrobe essential?
Name one thing you love and one thing you hate about blogging?
Lush or Body Shop?
How do you manage blogging and every day life?
Tell me one thing you love about yourself?