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JOIN ME: Confidence Building Instagram Series

You’ve clicked here for a reason! Lacking that self-belief, self-love, or just a little guts? Lack of confidence and self-belief is what holds many of us back from having the life we want. And that’s fucking lame! So, let’s change that… Together! What am I creating? A fortnightly Instagram series where we look into a proven tactic to boost self-confidence, and go forward to test it out as a community. How is it gonna work? I’ll go LIVE on Instagram every Sunday night to check in with you all. What’s the experiment, how’s it going (weekly check-in), and what did we actually all think about it. I’ll also arm you with templates and prompts throughout the fortnight so we can ensure we’re held accountable to trying it, and we’re giving it our all. Why am I doing this? Self-confidence is something I’ve really struggled with in the past, and I’m…

Where to from here? An update on 6 years of blogging

When I started this blog (originally ‘Teacups + Tantrums’) in 2012, I did it for creativity. I was going through my worst time with anxiety and the tell-tale signs of depression, was incredibly frail, and had lost the creative outlet I had throughout my studying years. My blog didn’t save me, but it helped to get me out of the hole I was in. 6 years have passed from there, and I wouldn’t throw away the opportunities, friendships, long long hours and many tears for anything else. I feel so incredibly fortunate for the life I have built for myself, but for now it hasn’t been enough. I’ve felt inadequate. You see, 6, 5, 4, and even 3 years ago it was totally okay to be a fashion and beauty blogger in New Zealand. You didn’t need to have an angle, or an edge because you already were niche, one of…

6 Easy lifestyle changes for a happier YOU this winter

Oh I hear ya! Making big lifestyle changes, especially over winter? Bleh!! That’s why I’m here to give you six EASY and quick lifestyle changes that all work together to ensure you stay happy this winter. I’m not here to muck you around and insist you take up a yoga class in order to find true happiness, oh no! But with the below, you may find peace and clarity to rock every day with your best boots on!! I’ve teamed up with the fantastic team at Nutters (available from Countdown nationwide) to deliver… 6 easy lifestyle changes for a happier YOU this winter [ Scroll below for an amazing Nutters giveaway for you to WIN] 1. Start your day off with a stretch: Ever find it really hard to wake up in the morning? Oh, you are preaching to the choir!!! Well, add a super chilly Monday morning to…