50 World Class Beauty Blogs That Will “Make Up” Your Life

If you’re looking for practical, fun-to-read beauty blogs you’ve come to the right place. Here are the top 50 local beauty blogs online.

As you know, there’s no shortage of high-quality beauty blogs on the web. But we decided to separate the wheat from the chaff and give you the absolute cream of the crop.
Whether you are makeup obsessed or just want to find out about that new fresh lip balm, these beauty blogs give you the tools, tips and techniques you need to get the most out of your curiosity.

Becoming you

Becoming you

Why she made the list:

‘Becoming You’ is a South African lifestyle blog that covers a diverse range of topics and offers daily information, inspiration and encouragement for women. It is written by Kathryn Rossiter, a mother of 2, who has a passion for writing and photography as well as encouraging women to become more of themselves!

Kathryn is a lifestyle and travel blogger who loves to share her endeavours. She is adventurous and sweet. There is no topic she hasn’t touched on and you will be able to relate to all of them. 

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Lipgloss is my life

Lipgloss is my life

Why she made the list:

Her name is Leigh van den Berg and this bombshell is not afraid to say the “B” word. That’s right: Botox. We at Glo are PRO botox and when you see this blogger’s face, you will know why. (Seriously though, she doesn’t look a day over 28) So follow this 30-something blogger in her journey from being a foodie to educating people on pet health. We love this girl, and we know you will too.

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Rattle and Mum

Rattle and Mum

Why she made the list:

Tanya is a mother of two and an exceptional blogger. Aside from being a South African mommy blogger, plus a tech, make-up, Hello Kitty and sneaker-loving mom, she is also a Comrades runner, lover of good grammar and spelling, devotee of books and Kindle, and worked on magazines and newspapers as an editor and writer for more than 15 years.

She just looks like the type of woman whom you can sit and sip coffee with and talk about just anything.

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Lucky Pony

Lucky Pony

Why she made the list:

Angie Batis Durrant’s blog is all about places and things that she loves. She has a great passion for her kids, photography, food, fashion, art, music, travel and interiors. Follow this Joburg girl and you will discover why we love her photography and the way she writes. Her photographs speak to your heart and it is easy to see that she pours her heart and soul into what she does.

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You, Baby and I

You, Baby and I

Why she made the list:

Founded by Shanèy. ‘You, Baby and I’ blog is about the journey through motherhood and the little bumps on the way. The aim of her blog is to share real stories, connect moms to amazing brands and get the conversation going.

‘You, Baby and I’ was named Africa’s most influential parenting blog in 2016 and just recently won Best Parenting Blog in South Africa. She collaborated with some of the biggest brands in the world like Mattel, Disney, LG, Volvo, Samsung and Unilever.

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Tails of a Mermaid

Tails of a Mermaid

Why she made the list:

Natalie is a Cape-town girl who shares her love of food and wine, travelling the world, exploring Cape Town,  writing, taking pictures AND CATS!

She loves to share honest opinions and stories about her life, so you’ll sometimes find posts about staying in five-star hotels and sometimes you’ll find posts about her ongoing struggles with depression. She is candid, real and next level talented. She is a must-read!

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Inspired Living

Inspired Living

Why she made the list:

Travel, lifestyle, food and wine is what blogger and photographer Fiona Rossiter creatively captures and shares with her huge fan-base. She is a wife and a mom of 2 beautiful girls. She does not share generic, monotonous beauty trends. But rather captivates the audience with her charm, creativity and magical photographs.

Her blogs have the ability to whisk you away and give the reader a first-hand journey through her life and love of Food and Wine, travel Adventures and keeping Fit and Healthy.

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by nomusa

by nomusa

Why she made the list:

Nomusa is the closest thing to an African queen imaginable. She is fierce, sexy and smart. ‘By Nomusa’ covers interesting topics like vegan recipes, vegan beauty, environmentally friendly fashion, best travel destination and motivational talks.

If you are considering or are already following the vegan lifestyle, we would highly recommend you start following this queen on her vegan journey. She is colourful and cute and we love everything she writes.

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Life retreat

Life retreat

Why they made the list:

This blog is a collaborative resource of all that is new, exciting and innovative! Furthermore, they deliver engaging content that ranges from luxury lifestyle to fashion, they also write about travel, fitness, food, design and all the latest trends. Samantha strives to deliver short, informative and easily digestible insightful articles.

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Glitz & Grammar

Glitz & Grammar

Why she made the list:

If you’re looking for a serious blog about serious topics and serious fashion, this is definitely not the blog for you. But if you’re looking for a laugh you might find one here.

The blogger named Anja is a petite little Afrikaans girl not afraid to make fun of herself. She is into fashion, pop culture, animals and food. So if you also like these topics and a good laugh, this one’s for you!

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9 lives

9 lives

Why they made the list:

‘9 lives’ is a lifestyle blog written by 9 people. Each of them has a unique and interesting way of writing and all of them have a great sense of humour. They blog about beauty, travel, lifestyle food and even have a playlist of the month on their site (trust us, it does not disappoint).

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Pink Peonies

Pink Peonies

Why she made the list:

Make-up, hair, skin and nails are the topics this girly girl Luzanne covers in her blog. And if you read it, you will know exactly why this girl is called an “expert” in each of these topics. She is honest and interesting and knows what she is talking about.

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Style Scoop

Style Scoop

Why she made the list:

Whether it’s the latest makeup and beauty trends or the hottest fashion trends on the streets, Dimi will take you on an adventure that is nothing short of exciting. She has been blogging since 2008 and you can tell from her multifaceted webpage, that she knows what she is doing.

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Syllable in the city

Syllable in the city

Why she made the list:

Martha Van Zyl offers honest, unbiased reviews of lifestyle products and services. And like all other girls, this one LOVES drinking Gin. So needless to say we can relate to this one. She writes reviews on coffee shops, books, drinks and many more. She even blogs about car-stuff (it doesn’t get any more badass than this).

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Caffeine and Fairydust

Caffeine and Fairydust

Why she made the list:

What started out as the ramblings of a pregnant woman back in 2014  has morphed into a brand that is well known and respected amongst various parenting and lifestyle communities.

Over the years, ‘Caffeine and Fairydust’ has evolved into an inspirational guide for modern families. Her readers describe Maz as being relatable, raw and honest – showing more than just the highlight reels of life.

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Not Another Poppie

Not Another Poppie

Why she made the list:

This witty beauty blogger Chantelle Bester says it like it is, and isn’t afraid to speak her mind when it comes to the labels associated with the beauty industry. She pokes fun at herself and is unapologetically herself. And we freakin love it! Follow her as she comically takes you on her journey as a “poppie” in the beauty industry.

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Just Ella Bella

Just Ella Bella

Why she made the list:

A curly haired, craft obsessed mom from Nelson Mandela Bay sharing stories, tips & tricks. We love the authenticity that comes along with this blogger writing. What sets her apart from other bloggers, is the fact that she does not only share beauty related tips and tricks but rather noteworthy arts and crafts. This is a hands-on Mom named Eleanor is a great lady to follow.

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In My Bag

In My Bag

Why she made the list:

This gorgeous Gal, Candice-Lee Kannemeyer is a fashion & beauty obsessed writer, stylist and public speaker. She loves nothing more than dispensing beauty and fashion advice. She started her ‘In My Bag’ beauty blog because she needed a platform on which to share all the fashion and beauty knowledge she has gained over the years.

Her motto is: “The higher the heel the better” I mean who wouldn’t want to be her friend?

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Vanilla Blonde

Vanilla Blonde

Why she made the list:

‘Vanilla Blonde’, also well known as Bailey Schneider, a blogger who just does it all. From a Radio and TV presenter to a social media manager, Bailey is a true girl boss, inspiring others with her charm, beauty and poise. She just seems like she succeeds in everything she takes on and doesn’t shy away from a challenge.

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Brett Robson

Brett Robson

Why she made the list:

Brett Robson is a stunning woman who just loves to express herself in fashion. She candidly speaks about the risks she likes to take, the beauty tricks she tries and the places she visits. ‘Fashion by Brett Robson’ has worked with many brands, been featured in multiple publications; and continues to grow & enrich both existing & new brand relations.

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Goddess

Goddess

Why she made the list:

Susann Deysel is an extraordinary blogger. Her insatiable appetite for new stamps on her passport and her amazing way of documenting her travel journey is not what initially drew us towards this blogger. It was rather her unfiltered and raw way of transparently sharing her journey with infertility. She is not ashamed or afraid to address those issues millions of women struggle with.

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Make It Rayne

Make It Rayne

Why she made the list:

Rayne is a lover of all things beautiful, but especially make-up, fashion, skin care and hair care which is exactly what you can expect to find on ‘Make It Rayne’! She loves the beauty community and sharing her thoughts on new products, launches and ranges. She shares honest reviews and opinions on various products and services and we will listen to her any day.

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My Spreadsheet Brain

My Spreadsheet Brain

Why she made the list:

This blog is a South African parenting blog complete with clever quips and a dash of humour. ‘My Spreadsheet Brain’ focuses on parenting, marriage and faith. Creator and editor, Luchae Williams, is a young mom of 4, wife to 1 and co-host of the #ECMeetUp – an annual bloggers conference held in the Eastern Cape of South Africa.

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SA Fashion Girl

SA Fashion Girl

Why she made the list:

This eccentric girl Sheri Greenway is truly mesmerizing. Everything she does is different and will surely keep you coming back for more. She loves capturing moments, feelings, thoughts and ideas with words. Her fashion and make-up styles are unique and cool and we love to see this girl express herself in her blog.

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My lime boots

My lime boots

Why he made the list:

This might be one of the most interesting blogs we have stumbled upon yet. This guy named Ryan, blogs just about anything. His claim to fame is his way of throwing caution to the wind, engaging in new experiences and constantly challenging his boundaries.

He is smart, interesting and stylish. You gotta give kudos to this guy for being the manly man, with a sense of style.

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One Stiletto At a Time

One Stiletto At a Time

Why she made the list:

While Abby Buchanan  was studying her Bcom retail management degree she needed a new platform to express her love for fashion and beauty and a place to play around with her creativity. To write and to share.

Eight years later and the blog has grown exponentially. She has started delving more and more into travel and lifestyle. Her love for wine and the Winelands has also reached a new audience of fellow wine-lovers.

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Being Brazen

Being Brazen

Why she made the list:

Janine is a Cape Town girl, keen on travelling, good food, pretty places and sharing things she likes. If you enjoy reviews and ramblings you will like this blog. When she stumbles upon something worth reading about, she shares her story.

She covers all topics and writes in a way that makes you feel like you are on the journey with her. Her blog is definitely worth a visit.

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Baked Online

Baked Online

Why she made the list:

‘Baked Online’ is a runway for African based fashion trends mixed with the Western & European culture. Originating from the ‘Baked’ The Blog it has evolved into a portal for new interests, inspiration, and substance.

Blogger Aisha Baker is a gorgeous woman with next level visual content. Her blog site is inspiring, fierce and exciting.

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All Dolled Up

All Dolled Up

Why they made the list:

Camilla and Jules are lifelong friends and equally obsessed with all things beauty. If you also love makeup, skincare, hair products and nail polish, then you’ll fit right in! This cute dynamic duo writes about all the girly things they love to indulge in. It kinda makes us want the be their friend.

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beliciousmuse

beliciousmuse

Why she made the list:

This gorgeous gal blogs about beauty, fashion, travels and relationships. Beatrice even writes movie and series reviews. She is bold, cool and says what is on her mind. She has a unique outlook and we can guarantee that this girl is very interesting to watch, and as if this girl doesn’t already have it all, she is a musician and artist too. #slay

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By Megan Kelly

By Megan Kelly

Why she made the list:

She loves to connect with people just like her and has been sharing her story since she was only 19 years old. Since then she has been sharing everything from products to real-life events. Topics we love on her beauty blog includes parenting, beauty and relationships.

You can see that Megan is an authentic, unique person and we love her for it.

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For the beauty of it

For the beauty of it

Why she made the list:

Her name is Chereen. She is a blogger, writer, mom, wife and lover of yoga. She documents and shares her life as a work-from-home mom. She found herself yearning to share the information she’d discovered with other moms who were faced with similar obstacles, hoping that she could be of help to her fellow mom-friends.

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i'll Take It All

i'll Take It All

Why she made the list:

Her name is  Irina- a travel addict, a shopaholic and a beauty obsessed cat lady. This vibrant young woman travels the world and writes the best blogs on beauty, fashion and great products.

She is living the life all girls dream of and takes us on an exciting journey with her. You gotta give her a read.

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Brandslut

Brandslut

Why she made the list:

This witty gorgeous blonde girl named Misha has won the African blogger awards, and we can see why. She has a passion for brands & marketing, travel, fashion, beauty, gadgets, fitness, decor & DIY. Her Instagram page what can only be described as #goals. So when you combine her eye for visual communication, her photography skills and her lavish lifestyle, what you get is a blog you will want to follow.

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Roxy Burger

Roxy Burger

Why she made the list:

If you haven’t heard about Roxy Burger, you might not be someone who gets out a lot. This gorgeous “How do I look SA” presenter is not only a TV presenter from a young age, she is also a blogger. And a great one at that.

With over 50k Instagram followers, you cannot help but follow this girl around as she invites you in her life as a presenter, mom and wife.

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Lipgloss Kisses

Lipgloss Kisses

Why she made the list:

Chicara is a very relatable 30-something-year-old on a budget who likes to share her favourite everyday beauty and lifestyle items. She is obsessed with all things cute and truly won’t hold back when asked for her opinion. She is quirky, cute and loves all the things we love. From Sushi to bath bombs, it feels like without even knowing her personally, we will be able to chit-chat for hours.

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Arum Lilea

Arum Lilea

Why she made the list:

Leanne is a blogger with an elegant edge. She portrays a relatable lifestyle and a dress sense that every lady can afford and attain with relative ease. After much success, this blogger took a leap of faith and started her own line of dresses and business is gooood.

Arum Lilea is an inspirational blog also providing wanderlust in forms of travel destinations and a great lifestyle. This blog is a daily escape to all things feminine, elegant and beautiful.

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Shahnaz loves beauty

Shahnaz loves beauty

Why she made the list:

This wife and mother of two is passionate about empowering women. Many women struggle with makeup and hair, what products to use and how to do their makeup.

Shahnaz aims to inspire and motivate others with her blogs. She is a true inspiration to others and has great knowledge of make-up. After training in makeup in Cape Town but predominantly in London at the Jemma Kidd Makeup School, she was taught how to create beautiful dewy flawless skin, the power of contouring and highlighting and how to break down every makeup look step by step.

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Peanut Gallery 247

Peanut Gallery 247

Why she made the list:

Nicola blogs about Lifestyle: Travel, Motivation, Parenting, Reviews & All Things Wonderful Inbetween. After hearing from several different people that her writing is resourceful and inspiring, she felt the need to inspire others by means of a lifestyle blog.

Now Nicola has her Peanut Gallery. Filled with excitement, you will get short insights and articles on many topics. This blog-page has everything and anything for everyone.

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Mascara and Mimosas

Mascara and Mimosas

Why she made the list:

Sarah is a proud mommy with great confidence. Her fans love her and we never get tired of reading about her adventures. We met with Sarah a little over a year ago at our branch at Dainfern square.

We were amazed that this mommy managed to bounce back in shape as quickly as she did. She is sweet and professional and definitely worth the read.

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Prettiful Blog

Prettiful Blog

Why she made the list:

Her name is Azraa, she is a beauty loving, yoga doing, shopaholic economist. She works for an NGO that supports the National Department of Health in South Africa. When she is not at work she takes photos and rambles on about beauty stuff.

On her beauty blog, you will find beauty product reviews, new beauty finds, new product launches as well as tips and tricks. Like most women, she is a sucker for a bargain and will always share her insights with you.

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Ice Kream

Ice Kream

Why they made the list:

This page is great when you are interested in a lot of different topics. It covers blogs about everyday things and we can guarantee that once you are on this site you will find it hard to leave.

It even has its own music section in the blog categories and it truly is a blog that will answer questions, educate people and inspire.

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Ordinary Misfit

Ordinary Misfit

Why she made the list:

Her name is Michelle and she is obsessed with the colour pink, nail polish, unicorns and leopard print. So she is basically channelling her inner 5-year-old, and we love it! With blogs about nails, nails and more nails.

Her blog page is flooded with colour and she is super tuned in to the current trends of the world. For tips, tricks and inspiration on nail-art, I would recommend you visit her page.

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Secrets and Stilettos

Secrets and Stilettos

Why she made the list:

Rowena is the girl with a strong social media presence and an entrepreneurial edge. She is ambitious, interesting and complex. She is the co-founder of LARO, and up-and-coming swim and gym-ware brand. And that’s exactly why we love to follow this amazing lifestyle blogger. We love to follow her every move and can’t wait to see what she does next.

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With Elizabeth H

With Elizabeth H

Why she made the list:

Lizna has a unique way of observing life on a bloggers budget. She enjoys blogging about life, travelling and visiting restaurants and occasionally shares awesome recipes as well. You can find her on Instagram where you will see she loves to share all kinds of products.

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What the blog

What the blog

Why she made the list:

Tarryn is an astronomy geek and enjoys time spent with her telescope. She loves cats, is a Taurus and she loves sunsets. She is a South African, Taiwanese Hungarian and summer is her favourite season, she loves making people laugh every day. She loves to blog about lifestyle and beauty and we love to read about all about her adventures.

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INFLUENCED

INFLUENCED

Why she made the list:

We are absolutely sure that you already know who Sarah Langa is, and if you don’t, you are in for a real treat. This brainy goddess is a 23-year-old Wits student majoring in psychology. She has quickly made her mark in SA and has been ambassadors for brands like Picot & Moss, Woolworths A/W 2015, Witchery S/S 2016, Vince Camuto, Brutal Fruit and Stylista.

She is young and ambitious and knows everything and anything there is to be known about fashion. If you visit her site, you will see that there is a lot more to her than just her fashion forecasts and travel blogs.

This girl has a passion for giving back and is involved in community projects such as MySchool.

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Black Lioness

Black Lioness

Why she made the list:

Tiisetso Gama, is a simple girl trying to navigate her way through the deep dark trenches of corporate South Africa. She is a  digital marketing enthusiast, blogger, wife, mother and ice-cream lover. She needed a little motivation from beautiful black women who are owning their own spaces and figured you might too.

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Just a city girl

Just a city girl

Why she made the list:

Just a city girl blog is a South African blog about all things.  Jessica-Lee LOVES, beauty, style, skin care, travelling, different cities and everything in between. Established in 2017! This blog was created and designed by Jessica-Lee van Staden, and the help of a friend who designed the cute cartoon version of herself.

She is a self-proclaimed beauty, skincare product and style junkie. She does not claim to be a beauty guru. Everything she writes & shares are purely her thoughts, 100% her honest opinion and knowledge.

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Love Art by Neeta

Love Art by Neeta

Why she made the list:

Love Art by Neeta is a Creative Lifestyle blog showcasing Travel, Beauty, Wellness, & Entertainment. Everything that surrounds us, is a work of art, we are surrounded by Creativity, that’s how the name Loveartbyneeta came to Life. Neeta’s writing has been featured in local newspapers, magazines and featured on numerous radio stations.

Neeta studied Art & Design along with a 2-year Diploma in Aesthetics, Office management, a creative abstract Artist, writer, photographer.

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Pretty Belle

Pretty Belle

Why she made the list:

Helene is just a Mama, Writing about The Good, The Bad & The Pretty of Motherhood: Travel & Tantrums, Mom-Guilt & Mascara, Shopping & (Not) Sleeping.

She is a Shoe-Aholic with an Unhealthy Obsession with Lipstick & Living with her head in the Clouds. She was the runner up at the 2018 South African Blog awards in Parenting and if you read her blog you will see exactly why.

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Just a Mamma

Just a Mamma

Why she made the list:

Just a Mamma is a space for Mamma’s by a Mamma. Mari-Louise intended to inspire, motivate and be helpful. No judgement or expert advice – just gorgeous photo shoots, fun celebrations, great finds for mamma and baby, places to go and vacations to have, as well as her own journey of motherhood and family life. This blogger is worth the read if you are a mommy too.

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Being Plum

Being Plum

Why she made the list:

Beauty, Brains and Creative blogs are the things we love about this Jozi blogger named Tanya. She is a Marketing Manager by day and a creative blogger by night. She loves to blog about beauty, travel, fashion and everything that inspires her. She is the girl that’s got it all and to top it all off, she is currently living in Paris.

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Queen of Jozi

Queen of Jozi

Why she made the list:

Bronwyn or as she calls herself “Queen of Jozi’ is a blogger in Jozi who will be sure to leave you wanting more.

She explores all things in life that inspire and excite her. From the streets of Jozi to wherever she may go, shoe closets and trends she will and won’t be rocking. To everything that makes life exhilarating.  You’ve got a FROW to the crazy world that is Queen of Jozi.

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Sugar & Spice

Sugar & Spice

Why she made the list:

Siobhan is not your average beauty blogger. What we love about her is that she does not only share tips, tricks, life-hacks and reviews. She also shares heartfelt stories and a bit of her own personal life.

She is someone we can all relate to. Oh, and did we mention she loves animals. They say you can see a person’s true character by the way they treat animals and we can see that this person is transparent, true and loving. She is an inspiration with a great heart and a real way of connecting to her audience.

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Glow up

Glow up

Why she made the list:

‘Glow Up’s’ Founding Editor, Siyanda Dzenga has captured the modern audience with her flair for fashion and her innate devotion to all things beauty. A little spunk with a lot of elegance nestled in a wholesome smile is what you will see manifest on her social media platforms.

Her aim is to take the intimidation out of fashion and beauty and to hand women the power back in confidence. Siyanda worked as a Content Producer for two widely celebrated magazines titles Good Housekeeping and COSMO SA.

 

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Spirited Mama

Spirited Mama

Why she made the list:

She is more than just a Mom and a blogger.

She shares her journey of self-discovery, finding herself and her purpose. She shares her parenting woes, quirks and fails. This is a blog you will want to read if you want honest reviews and opinions.

 

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Lerato Mannya

Lerato Mannya

Why she made the list:

Blogging is only one part of Lerato we admire. She is a successful designer and social media strategist. The blogs she writes triggers an emotional reaction from her readers. She is a great observer of people and knows exactly how to relate to her audience.

Lerato is just one of those girls you know will do some great things in her life, so we are going to stay tuned to this one.

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Nice work reading through the list. We’re sure you’ll agree that these are some awesome bloggers!

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