Featured Amongst the Influencers?

This will be a super short post, but yes this happened!

LookVine asked me – yep, this small blogger right here! – to be featured on their blog. Obviously I accepted on the spot, because opportunities like this do not just happen to me.

Click here for the full article.

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Does this make me an influencer now?!

I hope this will lead to many more collaborations with this website. Watch this space!




Blogger Recognition Award! [2]

The THIRD blogging nomination this month alone! WHAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAT! I am literally speechless. Which is why I always resort to writing most of the time.

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Thanks a million bunch to Maya Willemse for nominating me ❤ You’re a doll!

Da Rulez

  • Write a post to show your award.
  • Thank the blogger who nominated you and leave a link to their blog.
  • Give a brief story of how and why you started blogging.
  • Give two pieces of advice you would give to brand new bloggers.
  • Select 15 other bloggers you want to give this award to.
  • Comment on each blog letting them know you have nominated them giving the link to the post you have created.

The reason why…

Why I’m blogging has shifted a bit since my first nomination.While I am still trying to break the stigma surrounding mental health illnesses and problems, right now I am doing this blogging thing as a hobby, and something to chronicle my life and interests.

As you may have seen recently, I have started doing more things about films. That’s not me saying tschüss to mental health and the stigma (i.e. my primary aim). This is me sort of showing other people that I am not just someone who watches films. I analyse films. I devour them, if you may. And I might be getting some opportunities behind the scenes (more on that in the future), and this is like my portfolio.

My Advice… From me to YOU!

Three words: Do you boo. Screw your family, superiors, friends, peers… EVERYONE. Do what you deem best for yourself. Obviously listen to what others have to say, but don’t do what they tell you to do just because they said so. Think about it and if you want to do it, then do it.

… & the Nominees are…!

  1. Katie Rose Loves
  2. With the Grey
  3. A Small Wardrobe
  4. Kyle Magri *
  5. Katie Scarlett
  6. I am Tracy Nicole
  7. Her Unusual Journey
  8. Sit Back and Just Live
  9. Tales of Belle
  10. Ink-Stained Forest *
  11. The Pretty Balanced Life
  12. Life of a Make-Up Artist
  13. Strong not Skinny *
  14. Darly
  15. Simple Ula

* Locals


#ClaireNotes – March 2017

Back on the Treadmill! [Achieved]

This didn’t feel too hard to do as I’d wanted to go back to the gym for months and months. My boyfriend was the one who encouraged me to do so, but on one condition: he was going to be my workout buddy!treadmill2

Being back to the place where I felt most at ease felt sooooo good! One thing was missing though: the usual gym instructor/receptionist, who sadly passed away a few months ago. He’d usually greet me with a smile and would give me a tip or two while correcting my posture (one of my insecurities).

But putting all that aside, I enjoyed every second of it. I had my boyfriend to encourage me and praise my hard work (which I think wasn’t my hardest). I hope I’ll lose some weight while I’m at it! *wink wink*u

My first event! [Achieved]

I’ve already written a post about this, which you can read by clicking this, but here I will speak more about this on a personal level. I went there so nervous I was stinkingblogging-employees1-300x200 more of sweat that my macaroon-scented body mist spray. I arrived at the Beauty Plus store clueless and shaking, but thankfully I was greeted nicely and with open arms. I reunited with an old friend, met a new one and recognised a few bloggers I fangirl about (Alex, this is meant for you, you beautiful person ❤ !)

Overall, I had a lot of fun. I bought a LOT of products and also received an advice or two from a pro makeup artist!

First anniversary with my boyfriend ❤9c5f45042c29dfcf4c93182a5ec748b3

I’ve been waiting for this day since our first date… or first year together coming to a close ❤

I met him last year in mid-March while I was in the beginning of my recovery. I didn’t feel like a stranger around him. We talked and talked and talked a bit more… with a few laughs along the way. Our first day was one of the best nights of my life, because I knew I met Him. The One.

For our anniversary, we went on with our day: work and then gym session, and then we went for a romantic dinner at Mamma Mia restaurant.

What’s in store for me next month?

Stay tuned for my April Notes! XX