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Lifting my way to happiness one rep at a time

“I had to unlearn everything I knew and prep my mind for change. I knew I needed to love myself, and even more so I knew I needed to let go of my insecurities. One of the biggest shifts in my mental transition this year has been letting go of my need for instant validation. I […]

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Summer Guide – Fashion, Beauty & Fitness Tips

Hey, gorgeous, oh I mean flawless… How absolutely stunning does Tracey-Lee (@fitnessgirl_za) look on this month’s Wellness Warehouse cover??? Haven’t seen it yet? Get your hands on a copy today! Without even realising it, we had somehow recreated Tracey’s cover look when shooting a few months back. So, we thought when better to release these images […]

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Ai Pappie – denim & hoop earrings

I am rather excited to share these images, not only am I obsessed with this outfit but I also got to be apart of Tegan’s behind the scenes video for her #socailstar entry. Tegan’s entry can be found on her Instagram, the video was shot by the talented Ryan Scheltema, also known as @rsdutch on […]

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Embracing the journey – Look Post

I was quite reluctant to post about this topic, so I have been holding it off for a while until I could put the right words together. However, it was only while writing when I realised; I’m not always going to say the right thing, or write the perfect post, and that’s the beauty of […]

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How I became a freelance copywriter – One dream at a time

If your dreams don’t scare you, they not big enough… This is a statement I chose to live by every day. For those who don’t know, I am a freelance online copywriter among being an in-house IT programming administrator for a large Tour Operator, and then, of course, I am better known here as a […]

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Cheers to two years – My Blog Turns 2 today

Sjoe! 2 Years…I can’t believe it has been that long since starting my blog. What an amazing journey it has been. I am getting a bit emotional writing this blog post, so bear with me, I promise not to get too soppy. When I look back to when I first started Raw Explosions, I would […]

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Coffee Date with Meg – Body Positive

Meg de Jong otherwise known as @mindthecurvesza on Instagram is a 30-something quirkaholic who uses laughter as a way to survive life. And speaking from experience, I have been exposed to Megz infectious laugh and was drawn in from our first encounter. With a love for vintage vibes, and mashing unlikely things together — pearls […]

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Resilient Sweet Creature

Whenever I go through a challenging season in my life, I find that writing makes my circumstances a lot easier to deal with. The release I experience when writing is in-explainable. Allow me to take you through the process; after writing down my thoughts, I sift through the words, and then I prepare myself mentally […]

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Converse with me

Good Morning Instead of my usual motivational blog post, I thought I’d do something a little different today. I’ve received a few emails recently from brands and readers asking me what it is that I do. So, in light of these recent emails I thought I’d write up a fun blog post giving you all […]

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Stop Watering Dead Plants | Look Post

I always believe that people come into our lives for a reason and a season. Sometimes, in fact, most times these “people” are not meant to stay. They are merely there to teach you something. Whether that be about yourself or about a situation, there is always a lesson to gain from losing someone who […]

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