What I… Mariska Goussard from The Secret Board

This week I’m interviewing a fairly new blogger. Mariska Goussard who is the blogger behind The Secret Board. By day she is an optometrist but by night she is a passionate beauty blogger.

Read on to find out more about Mariska…


What I Know:
I know that we need to be kinder to one another. I know that education is the most important thing in the world. I know that I want to teach my children tolerance for others that have different beliefs or opinions.

What I Love:
I love my very supportive husband, my three beautiful cats, staying in Green Point Cape Town, Pinterest, everything minimalistic (I hate clutter), Vida E Caffe, watching series and make-up tutorials on YouTube.

What I Read:
I am an avid reader. I am currently reading Icarus form Deon Meyer and A Game Of Thrones by George R .R. Martin.

What I Want:
Telkom to sort out our erratic internet issues, haha. Just kidding (but also not).

What I Wear:
I mostly wear Country Road and Trenery. I have a capsule wardrobe, everything goes with everything and lasts me for years. I also stick to neutrals like black, grey, charcoal, white, navy and stone. I avoid prints and would rather zoosh up my outfit with a scarf than wearing a floral or printed item. It might sound boring, but I love the minimalism and it is so easy for me to get dressed in the morning

What I Need:
Materialistic: I need a new Macbook and a holiday (We haven’t been on holiday for the last two years and we are going to Italy in September!!).
Non-materialistic: I need to not be so hard on myself and strive for perfection. I also desperately need more patience and not to react so impulsively.

Images: Mariska Goussard

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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