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FEATURE Friday w/ Kiwi The Beauty

As the saying goes, "Beauty is in the eye of the beholder"  
Today's feature for this FEATURE Friday is KiSheyna of 

I met Kiwi just a little over a year ago and from day one she's been real.  I found her to be down to earth and full of blogger knowledge.  Our conversation went a little like this....

*What were your life plans before you started blogging?
     ~ I was going to college to be a publicist.  To past the time away, because there wasn't as many of the current social media platforms of today, I starting blogging.  

* How has blogging affected your life?

     ~ Blogging has effected a big part of my life, mainly my income.  Through blogging, I've experienced some great opportunities.  So much so that if I'd have gone the PR route I don't think I would have encountered them.  It has changed my life dramatically.  It's almost surreal at times just looking at where writing has taken me...  I love it!!!!!!!!!!!! 

* What are some of your greatest blogging accomplishments

     ~ Oh gosh!  Being on billboards for Miss Jessie's, magazine features and more recently, making the cover of It's My Hair! Magazine.

* What do you like least about blogging?

     ~ Editing!  Don't get me wrong, blogging is beautiful.  It's just that this piece can be the most time consuming piece.

* Where do you see yourself in the next 5 years?

     ~ I guess that depends on how social media goes... Definitely blogging to my highest potential.  Having an extremely high reach, over the 100k mark.  Making six figures all while continuing to create a brand from my blog.  I would really be doing myself a disservice if I wasn't operating with multiple streams of income.  This is my goals  

* Being a social media-lite, what would you do if social media didn’t exist?

     ~ Social media effects not just bloggers, but everybody.  Without it a lot of people would be lost.  Social media is how we connect with people.  It has changed the game for quite a bit of people.

* Describe Kiwi in one word?

     ~ Creative

* As a blogger, what would you say is your area of expertise?

     ~ Being a creative being, I don't have any one specific area.  My niche is media, beauty and lifestyle blogger

* What advise do you have for rising bloggers? 

     ~ Don't get caught up on what other bloggers are doing or social media numbers.  Don't be intimidated.  In the blogging community, there's enough room for us all.  And most importantly, be willing to learn.  Read books, take workshops, even attend conferences.  If you don't believe in your brand, no one else will.

Photo Cred: ZOA Photography

Keep in touch with Kiwi: 
FB, Twitter, IG and Periscope 


FEATURE Friday with 

Since I've been blogging, I haven't come across a more inspiring blogger than this lady here.  As a new blogger, it's really nice to be able to reach out to a seasoned blogger and actually receive a response back.  

See what Tami had to say to me....  

* What does fashion and style mean to you? 

Fashion is a popular trend, especially in styles of dress and ornament or manner of behavior according to the dictionary. I find a fashion a way to express yourself. Style is just how you put it all together. 

* Within the last few years thrifting has become really popular.  As a fashion lover, do you thrift?
  How do you feel about this thrifting crave?   

Yes I thrift but not like I use to. Where I live, they have some awesome thrift stores to shop at but I just don't have the time like I use but still, I try to stop by at least once a month. I love that people are finding unique ways to save money but still look stylish.

* Pink being your favorite color, what percentage of your wardrobe consists of pink? 

I actually do not have a lot of pink in my wardrobe believe it or not. I think I might own 5% of pink items. That's shocking huh? LOL.

* As a lifestyle blogger, what are you most passionate about? 

I’m most passionate about enjoying my job as a professional lifestyle, beauty and fashion blogger and showing the world that we too have a voice. I love working with brands and enjoy being invited out to cover events on a daily basis in and out of town. I feel very blessed to be able to make a career out of something I truly love. 

* How do you balance life as a wife, mother and blogger? 

With lots of prayer I must say and with a very supportive husband and my two teens, its become much easier over the years. 

* What has been the most unbelievable moment of your blogging career? 

One thing that comes to mind right off the top of my head is when I had a free car given to me from Ford Motor Co to drive around for a year as a Ford Fiesta Agent and with free gas too daily, that was pretty awesome, I must say! 

* What has been the best gift you've received as a result of your brand? 

I guess my extensive wardrobe from fashion brands plus my shoe and makeup collection that I receive on a daily basis. I haven’t worn the same outfit twice in years. I haven’t had to buy clothing, makeup or shoes in a long time, that’s pretty amazing I guess! Ha! 

* Where do you see yourself in 10 years? 

I hope to own my own branding agency for up and coming bloggers, work with a major fashion label, design a couture fashion line or perhaps judge something on a fun tv show, that would be cool. 

* What advice do you have for rising bloggers? 

Be consistent, do the right thing and enjoy life and treat people well, even if sometimes they don’t do the same. 

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