The Round Up: 2017

Wishing everyone a belated Merry Christmas from my family to yours. I hope you had a day filled with love, laugher and mountains of homely food.

As we mark the end of 2017, I would like to take a look back and highlight some of the creators that stood out for me this past year.

With a round up from both the local and international spheres, I can truly say that these are creators that both inspire and motivate me. Just seeing someone be so passionate about something inspires me to get up, go out and do something.

The South African blog and YouTube community continues to grow at an exciting pace, I have made so many friends and met so many people solely because we all share a common passion and drive.

I truly look forward to see what it will all look like at the end of 2018.

I don’t want this introduction to be extra long because I already know that this blog post will be quite lengthy. So without further ado, I present to you my 2017 round Up.


I honestly take my hat off to those who can strictly commit to an Instagram theme. The result is aesthetically pleasing but the process, I think I’d lose it all two posts in.

These FIVE Instagram accounts all belong to local individuals that all bring their unique punch to the community. They have a unique drive to grow their profile and in turn their brand.

Covering simple topics such as fashion, beauty and life in subtle extraordinary ways.







YouTube is something that I have always turned to for anything and everything. And when I say everything, I mean just about everything under the sun, even the technicals of starting a YouTube Channel.

These are some of my YouTube picks for the year. A selection of content creators from all across the sphere doing what they love.

Beauty reviews, reactions, vloggers, DIYs and just plain simple sit-down videos, we have the whole nine yards covered. Learning, laughing, smiling and just plain singing.

zeexonlineZeeXOnline (South Africa)

cam maps

Cam & Maps (South Africa)


Dante D’Angelo (United States of America)

beauty corner

Naledi Mallela – Beauty Corner SA (South Africa)

just jodes

Just Jodes (United Kingdom)


Sanesh Makeup (South Africa)


Sibu MpanzaSA (South Africa)

next town down

Next Town Down (United States of America)

just katleho

Just Katleho (South Africa)

mr. kate

Mr. Kate (United States of America)

Looking for some local youtubers to subscribe to? Check out Youtubeza_digitalz on Instagram here!


Bloggers will always hold a special place in my heart because that is where I started my journey.

When reading a blog post, I believe that you as the reader must be able to take something from that post. Find out a piece of information that you never knew before.

I find that there are so many different bloggers these days so it can be challenging when coming up with new, unique content. My list of bloggers for the year have done just that. These are websites I find myself visiting regularly, I have subscribed to their mailing lists and I just love their content.

My reasoning for creating a post like that is because everyone has their own individual interests so you can find a hidden gem that you may find quite useful, informative and relatable.




bella inizio


new lune




Looking for some local bloggers to check out? Check out BloggingSA on Instagram here!

Comment down below some of your favourite YouTubers, I would love to add some more to my list.

Enjoy the last days of 2017!

All the love,



  1. Thank you soo much for the mention love , it means a lot. I also follow most of the accounts you’ve mentioned and now I know who else to look out for. Hope you have an amazing end to 2017 and that 2018 brings many beautiful surprises. Hugs!

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