Blog Reviewed: SOFIEYAH
Her favourite post: http://sofieyah.com/2015/12/28/december-realife-2015-powerofmakeup/
Blog Review: Introduction
Blogging for a little over two years now, Sophia explains her blog as “[n]ot just the average beauty, fashion, and lifestyle blog with tips about life and love is intermixed with the regular blog posts.” Rather, she is trying to create “[a] blog that believes in that beauty and fashion does not discriminate based on imperfections, but that anyone can embrace who they are, free of judgement.”
Readers of my blog are probably not surprised that this kind of statement got my full attention. After all, I believe that we have been created as noble creatures and are meant to help one another develop as individuals as well as a community—and while putting one’s best foot forward is a coherent, integral part of this process, it should be done in the broader sense of the word.
I mean, just check out this from her “About” page: “I believe in beauty being emitted from actions. I believe in style being emitted from confidence. And I believe that everyone is unique in their own way and have the right to hold onto that unique part of themselves. […] Just remember, that you are who YOU are, and that make up and fashion shouldn’t be covering up who you are, but should be enhancing yourself instead.”
I’ll stop here, but for more on this topic, you can check out my series of posts on beauty.
Working My Way Across The Blog
There are three main categories in the blog’s main menu bar; with the extra seven sub-categories, it gives us eight categories to explore. Under “ReaLife”, Sophia discusses various topics many will no doubt connect with, such as the all too real issue of time management. Posts under “Blogaries” are journal entries of sorts on places Sophia has been and places she has gone. It’s fun to read about her travels, and I especially liked her post about her visit to San Francisco. Unsurprisingly, I love the section “Books & Music” (shocking, I know) where I might have added this and this book to my TBR pile. Sophia also shares her opinion on various movies under the category—you guessed it—“Movies”.
The blog’s “Beauty” and “Skincare” sections include posts on Sophia’s various beauty hauls, her favorites beauty items of the year, and quite a lot of reviews on individual beauty-related items. And Every couple of months, Sophia goes through all her favorites things of the month, be it life in general, food, what she watched, makeup, etc., which comes off as a great exercise in gratitude.
This blog has a lot of potential to balance out both an interest in beauty and fashion with a perspective on the betterment of our real selves and of the world around us. But I do sense that, just like with my blog, it’s tough to stay on track. And so I will be keeping an eye on SOFIEYAH with the hopes that both our blogs figure out how to remain focused on our primary purpose in a blogosphere that seems to be carried away easily by the same forces shaping so many of the other aspects of our world for the worse.
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Update on the Blog Review feature
This is the 29th blog review I have posted on this blog since the summer
of 2015. I was hoping this feature would generate interest in the
blogs I have had the pleasure of discovering. But although
a lot of love and energy go into this feature, it isn’t
yielding enough interest by either the bloggers
reviewed or my readers to warrant continuing.
And so, once I have fulfilled my promise to
review the remaining eight blogs on the
list, I will be discontinuing this feature.
It’s been a great ride and, should
interest be generated in the
future, I will reconsider!
First published on Sahar’s Blog on 14 May 2016