With hundreds of thousands of lifestyle blogs, how do you get yours stand out amongst the crowd? We present you with our views on the top 8 lifestyle bloggers you need follow and why!
- BEST OF FASHION: Emily Schuman – Cupcakes and Cashmere
Emily is the brains behind Cupcakes and Cashmere and is an expert in everything from fashion, food, beauty, decor and DIY. Prepare to be inspired by Emily through following her series where she posts things such as outfits of the week and places she travels. Emily just so happens to also have the cutest baby, where you can learn some tips and tricks on her journey of motherhood. We love Emily’s website for the added convenience of a search bar and an easy to navigate and visually appealing website. For style inspiration, Emily has a partnership with ShopBop, whereby you can shop all her favourite looks from the website. Sign up for her newsletter and stay in the loop on her latest posts and updates! For more Emily, you can follow her as she creates exciting content on all major social media platforms such as Pinterest, Instagram, YouTube, Twitter and Facebook.
- BEST OF HOME DESIGN: Cassanda LaValle – Coco Kelley
Coco Kelley is a team of 9 women with strengths in different areas such as: home design, floral arrangements, home renovations, DIY and food. The pictures on the website are extremely high quality and exciting to look at due to the three different photographers on the team. With a Marketing and Social Strategy expert, the social media platforms such as Instagram, Twitter, Pinterest and Facebook are updated constantly with valuable and intriguing content. If you like any of the items posted on their website, you can shop a curation of their favourite home items from around the web. You can also enter your email address to subscribe and stay in touch about all their latest news, special events and exclusive content delivered straight to your inbox!
- BEST OF DIY: John & Sherry– Young House Love
John and Sherry are two very relatable bloggers for parents. Prepare to be inspired as their blog includes thousands of easy and practical DIY ideas for homes that they have used on their journey through renovating three different homes. On their website, you can shop their home and current items they have been loving to stay in the loop on all the best DIY trends. The couple also has a podcast where you can gain more insight into their life and additional design tips and tricks. For more John and Sherry you can pick up their books “Young House Love”, “Lovable, Livable, Home” and “Color at Home”.
- BEST OF PARENTHOOD: Amy Antoinette- Amy Antoinette
Amy is a stay-at-home mom that gives new parents tips on everything imaginable from embracing the mess, maternity clothes, natural teething remedies, interior design, travel and bedtime routines. Follow Amy on her balancing act between diaper changes, tantrums, meal prep, playing and cleaning. We love Amy’s blog as she is down to earth and provides readers with a collection of stories on motherhood and simple living. Amy has created a community of followers, mostly women, who empower one another to be the best parent they can be. Amy also has a passion for photography, which is extremely noticeable on her engaging website, Instagram, Twitter, Facebook and Pinterest through the collection of high quality, beautiful photographs. You can join Amy’s “tribe” through entering your email for hints and notes on your journey through not only parenting, but also self discovery.
- BEST OF FITNESS: Cassey Ho – Blogilates
The magic first began when Cassey posted a YouTube video in 2009, intended for her pilates class of 40 students to watch as she was moving across the country. Little did she know, this would eventually build a platform for her million dollar brand, Blogilates. She developed a program called Pop Pilates, which is now a live class and internationally recognized instructor certification program. Be sure to sign up for Cassey’s newsletter as this unlocks many tips and tricks and workout plans to be inspired to lead a healthy and happy lifestyle. From writing books, to creating YouTube video workouts, sharing meal plans, to manufacturing her own activewear line and running a body transformation program there is no short of Cassey to follow!
- BEST OF FOOD: Dana Shultz – Minimalist Baker
Minimalist Baker is a blog that everyone can gain from as it is devoted to recipes that require less than 10 ingredients and take 30 minutes or less to prepare. We love Dana’s blog as most recipes are special-diet friendly such as plant-based and gluten-free. Her search bar makes it easier to navigate the thousands of quick, delicious and easy-to-make recipes! For even more recipes you can buy one of her cookbooks, “31 Meals”, “Everyday Cooking” or online shop some of Dana’s favourite kitchen and cooking items. What makes Dana’s blog so unique is that she actually gives you some insight and useful advice into the technical sides of her blog and how she creates it such as WordPress themes, WordPress plugins, website and design tools etc.
- BEST OF TRAVEL: Nadine Sykora – Hey Nadine
Nadine is a videographer, travel vlogger and blogger who travels the world and shares her travel expertise online. In the past five years she has visited over 48 countries and gained almost 300,000 subscribers on her YouTube channel. She was voted one of the Top 130 “Most Influential Travel Bloggers and Digital Media Outlets” and invited to attend the “White House Travel Blogger Summit on Study Abroad and Global Citizenship”. Nadine has worked with huge brands such as Microsoft, CBC, FOX, Staples and Expedia and has been featured in Forbes, BuzzFeed and Yahoo! just to name a few. Nadine will give you the ins and outs of popular travel destinations, food to try, travel outfits, packing tips, travel fitness tips, travel makeup routines, planning advice and more. We love Nadine for all the different outlets her fans can follow her on including: YouTube, Twitter, Instagram and for even more Nadine, you can shop her favourite travel essentials on her blog!
- BEST OF BEAUTY: Robin Black – Beauty is Boring
Beauty Is Boring was founded by photographer and makeup artist, Robin Black who documents her makeup artistry through photography. Melissa Barrett, a style, fashion and beauty expert also contributes to the blog alongside with fashion artist, Regia Yazdi and creative director, Nick Tamburri. Robin uses models to create various makeup looks on and documents them through high quality photos of each look to inspire readers. Anytime Robin uses a product she includes links through a “Shop the Look” section making it extremely easy for readers to research all items used. What makes Beauty Is Boring so interesting is they also include an editorial on each of the models they work with so readers gain additional insight on skin tips, travel beauty essentials and must-have products all from the advice of a model!