What made you pen your new book, Heart & Hustle?
I started making content on YouTube where I talked about my background and how I worked in the city while also blogging in my spare time. Eventually, I left my day job as I’d managed to build a whole new career. So many people asked me how I did it, so I thought I should write a book. I soon realised that there were no books on becoming a successful blogger or building a digital platform.
Blogging looks so glamorous: what are the sides people don’t show?
There are a lot of early mornings and late nights. I also have to be judge, jury and executioner, so I wear a lot of different hats and that can be really challenging.
If you got the chance to do it all again, is there anything you’d do differently?
No not at all. Building a brand on YouTube has been a real journey and I’ve evolved so much. So even if I started again, I would still be doing all of that same evolving.
How do you juggle your busy schedule with being a mum?
I try to follow a routine and stay organised. I have a lot of diaries and schedules and I work with those a lot! I didn’t take a lot time off after giving birth: I recorded a video four days afterwards and I did radio a week later. I remember expressing milk in the back of a taxi on the way to meetings!
What is your first beauty memory?
I wasn’t really into beauty growing up but I do remember always being moisturised. My mum would make sure we moisturised after every bath or shower; and when I think of this, I remember Vaseline and Palmers Cocoa Butter.
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