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The Magnifying Glass

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TMG

A few weeks ago my friend Kaveshan Chetty called me and we had a chat about creating a website for bloggers.Three weeks later this has become a reality.

So what is TMG ?

TMG is a magazine style blog which serves as a platform to showcase the work of bloggers thus giving them exposure to brands. I as a blogger know how difficult it is to get noticed by a brand.That is why TMG MAKES SENSE !

TMG launched 14 July 2013 with a Facebook page and a Twitter handle.

A week later we had over 33 blog posts and 5 guest bloggers busy sending in daily contributions. The site is updated daily with new blog posts and a daily picture of the day taken by a photo blogger.

TMG is going places watch this space:)

Check out :
TWITTER : @themagnifyingg
FACEBOOK : The Magnifying Glass
BLOG : http://themagnifyingglass.co.za

ps if you are an aspiring Blogger or Photo blogger do get in touch 🙂

New and exciting times ahead

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Over my holiday I was approached by a good friend and asked if I would be intersted in working on a magazine style blog with him.

I was really gobsmacked and immediately said yeah ! The last few weeks have been busy getting prepared and getting guest bloggers onboard.

Last Sunday the blog was launched 🙂 Please check it

Twitter : @themagnifyingg

blog : http://themagnifyingglass.co.za

Facebook : The Magnifying Glass

follow, leave us comments , email us,like !

WATCH THIS SPACE EXCITING THINGS ARE HAPPENING

Ciao

xxx

HEY GORGEOUS

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A month ago I was mentioned in a tweet to a new Twitter account belonging to @HeyGorgeousSA.The gorgeous diva within me was very curious to find out more.At this point this Twitter account was looking for 100 followers to host its first giveaway.They now have a following of 556 and still growing.

So this product range is based in the beautiful Mother City of Cape Town , this is where the team creates the most amazing looking beauty and bath products that look good enough to eat. All their products are made with love and care and lots of attention to detail.In their range all products are organic , vegan based and no animals are harmed in the making of these delicious body treatments.

From cupcakes, to fudge , to souffles wait this sounds like a dessert menu but these are all scrupmtious treats for your body.

The Facebook and Twitter accounts are very interactive with their followers and promote their products daily. They have lots of giveaways and very helpful in recommending products to those of us who have special beauty needs.

On the 29th June 2013 HEY GORGEOUS SA is hosting a brunch event in CapeTown.The event promises to be filled with lots of fun , treats , products to try and amazing goodie bags .So if you are in Cape Town and free this weekend make sure to book and go to this event. I am gutted not to be able to attend but I have heard via the grapevine that a Hey Gorgeous SA roadtrip might be on the cards 🙂

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For more information or a brochure of these yummy products

EMAIL : leana@hey-gorgeous.co.za

TWITTER : @HeyGorgeousSA

FACEBOOK : HEY GOREOUS SA

My not so secret addiction…….

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Hello everybody. ………. My name is Verushka. …… And I love entering and winning competions.For those who follow me on Twitter know that I have been having a lucky streak.

Earlier on today, my cousin asked if I had visited http://www.winstuff.co.za.  I hadnt and boy was I surprised at how many competitions were just on this one site. Come on now,  we all love winning the thrill of winning immediately is such a huge boost to one.

So i decided to explore this website which was very simple to navigate. All the competitions were put into categories so I could choose what type of products I wanted to win. The site is made up of all the free online competitions in South Africa but with all on one page. Electronics and Fashion and Beauty immediately sparked my interest.

Wow mindblown at the large variety of Electronic products I could enter to win from phones to laptops to ipads.  No guesses what I will be doing tonight:-)

My other favourite category had even more amazing prizes up for grabs yipee,  excited bunny over here.

I love entering competitions and winning them is even a bigger thrill to me.  I never knew that there was so much out there until I started entering competitions on social networks.

So do yourself a favour. …… Go to http://www.winstuff.co.za and check out their amazing competitions. …. Who knows you might even win and become addicted like me

Goodluck
xxx

Birthdays :-)

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My birthday was yet again another fabulous day celebrating my life with my nearest and dearest.

I was woken at midnight from a gazzillion facebook, twitter and BBM messages. I was so surprised how truly loved I am by so many. I even got a birthday tweet from @Micasa that really made my day. Mum bought me a yummilicious Tiramisu cake from Woolworths that each morsel was divine.

Since my special day fell on a Saturday it was a perfect excuse to party all weekend. Plans that evening included dinner at Adega to sample some of Chef Ismail Arbee’s fab food then onto Newscafe in Umhlanga for cocktails and red velvet cupcakes with friends.

At Adega I was treated so special with a dish made especially for me, and a group of singing waiters bringing me dessert. As I write this I can still taste those yummy flavours of the sauce Ismail made (chilli,coconut and lime)

When I got to Newscafe my friends were already there, I was so happy they braved the cold and rain to spend my special day with me. Aftervloads of cocktails from Long Island Ice teas, flaming lamborginis to a Mexican death wish I had it all. It was my night a night of fun, laughter and great memories.

The party people within us urged us to go to Vogue where two of my fav Dj’s @djdeong and @ryanthedj. We danced the night away in heels and after having a few suitcases and a fishbowl.
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The next morning after about 4 hours of sleep we surfaced to face the world and then headed to Tasha’s for brunch. After our tummies were full a spot of retail therapy was on the cards.

I recieved so many amazing and thoughtful gifts, I know I am truly blessed. I still continued recieving gifts till the last week of April.April is most defo a birthday month of celebrations to me. Thanks to all the awesome people who made my day so special. xxx

Blog Guru

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Friday morning while getting ready for work, I got the most interesting BBM message from my friend. My friend happens to be the Head of English at the college that I work in. Her request to me was if it would be possible for me to do a little presentation to the staff in her department on Blogging.

I was pretty gobsmacked and delighted of the chance to share some insight into the world of blogging to others. I grabbed my Tablet made some notes and went off to work pretty excited. These staff members didnt know anything about blogging at all so heres what i shared with them :

# Blogging is an online diary which can be accessed anywhere in the world.

# Some blog sites are free to blog on like WordPress and Blogspot.

# Anyone can blog and you can blog about anything.

# On your blog you can upload pics, links to music, videos.

# Blogs have a spellcheck feature.

# Its a form of Social Media which is very popular and linked to Twitter and Facebook.

I then shared my blog with them and some of my favourite blogs :

# http://www.geewhiskers.com

# http://www.suelevy.co.za

# http://glamorousglitter.blogspot.com

# http://stylesociety.co.za

I could see many of them looking confused but interested writing down notes and telling me they would defo read my blog.
I was so happy I could share my love of blogging with them.This got me thinking maybe I should study something in the field of media.
Ciao for now
xxx

Blog challenge

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As a newbie blogger, in February I kept seen blogs with daily blog challenges posted daily. So curious me followed these bloggers and their challenges on most days. It was interesting to see how different people see things.I then made my mind and I would keep an eye out for the next challenge and sign up for it.

I love challenges but then again who doesnt. So when I noticed the APRIL blog challenge, i signed up and started toying around with blog ideas. The thing I really liked about this challenge was that the aim was to promote your blog posts on Twitter and Facebook(something I already do:-)) and the fact that if I blogged twice today I could skip tomorow. Now this sounded pretty cool to me as I am currently on holiday till the 9th April which means I can blog more cause work sometimes keeps me very busy.

For more information on The Blog Challenge check out this link :
http://ultimateblogchallenge.com/

If you are a blogger, I dare you to accept the challenge:-)
For my awesome readers be prepared for lots of interesting posts

Ciao my lovelies

Xxx

London calling…….

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A couple of weeks ago, I was approached by the lovely Lemmi aka @glamglit to write another travel post for her. Those who read my blog, follow me on Twitter and Facebook know about my love affair with London. I was asked to write a post on travelling in London. This was no chore but […]