What I… Shalane from Dragonflies and Dreamcatchers

Shalane is a Johannesburg-based beauty blogger who writes over at Dragonflies and Dreamcatchers.

This 29-year-old free spirited single mom is a qualified makeup artist & lover of all things beauty and her blog is where she shares her honest reviews and easy tutorials. She’s also quite partial to coffee, music, reading and spending lazy weekends chilling at home with her son…..

What I….

Know… Life is short, don’t waste it holding grudges. Tell the people who mean the most that you love them every day. Don’t waste your time on people who have no time for you. Enjoy life and laugh often. Find something every day that makes you laugh. Life might seem hard but you are strong and will get through this. Always be you. Be the best version of you and if others don’t like it, that is their problem and not yours.

Love… I love my little boy to the ends of the earth. Being a single mom, he is my guiding light and my motivation to keep going every day. I also love my dad to bits. He has been my rock since my son was born. I also love cappuccino’s from Mugg & Bean, good books, great music (think 80’s rock and some of today’s new music), golf and classic cars. The last two I have my dad to thank for my love for them. I also love my blog. It is my little space where I can just be me and express my love for beauty and makeup.

What I....

Read… Everything and anything. Book wise I love Young Adult books. Think Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell. I also love self-help books and biographies – #GirlBoss – Sophia Amoruso. Blog wise I love reading local blogs – Pink Peonies, Becoming You, Beauty Candy Loves and Ellie Love (My favourite). I also read a lot of international blogs – Hannah Gale, In the Frow and Hello October.

Want… Right now all I want in life is to be happy. For my little angel to be happy and for my dad to be happy. Oh and maybe for a great guy to come into my life. Oh and I definitely want my dream car, ’68 Dodge Charger (Classic cars again – thanks dad).

Wear… I am a t-shirt, jeans and sneakers girl. I don’t wear or own any heels. In winter I love knits and cardigans plus I swop the sneakers for boots.

Need… All I need now is a cappuccino and good tunes. Life has been pretty hectic the past few months and what I need right now is for it to stabilise. Other than that I am pretty content with life.

Ed – Thanks for the blog mention Shalane!!

Images & Text: Shalane Janse van Rensburg

Kathryn Rossiter

Kathryn is a South African lifestyle blogger and mom of 2 who has been blogging daily for over 9 years! She writes about travel, health, beauty, fashion, decor and family... but not food (unless it's food she's eaten made by someone else) as she is a hopeless cook. She only wakes up early for 2 things... a red-eye flight to somewhere exotic and early morning game drives. She has just finished an extensive home renovation and would prefer to never see another box again. She's never met a chocolate or glass of bubbles that she didn't like!

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