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Hi Nuffnangers,

What makes you feel confident day to day? Is it a yoga routine that helps you tackle challenges ahead with a level head, a writer whose words inspire you to be who you are, the extra supportive friend you always turn to for advice, or that really flattering pair of well-cut jeans? Everyone has their own secret formula for confidence and this week, we are sharing with you some editorials from our recent collaboration with Pearl Drops.

Committed to beautiful smiles, they know a thing or two about looking and feeling your best. Together, we asked publishers and influencers from the beauty, fashion and lifestyle community to share what makes them feel confident inside and out. Hop on over to the posts for some inspiration:

Tiny Twisst - Nuffnang for Pearl Drops

“I think in life it’s so important to surround yourself with good, happy, positive people, people that lift you higher, that understand you, care for you and most importantly keep you smiling, even through harder times.

– Laura from Tiny Twisst

Miss Budget Beauty - Nuffnang for Pearl Drops

“As I get older I’m less worried about what people think of me, what I do, what I say, anything really. I’m still not about to jump into a new setting without fear of rejection but I’m comfortable with who I am. There’s a huge amount of confidence to be found in realising your own worth.”

– Mikhila from Miss Budget Beauty

Dizzy Brunette - Nuffnang for Pearl Drops

“A big wake up call for me, was when I realised that I wouldn’t dream of talking to someone I loved like I talked to myself. If I wouldn’t dare say this to anyone else, why it is okay for me to tear myself apart? The answer is it’s not okay. Next time you’re giving yourself a hard time, stop and think ‘would I say this to my sister/Mum/bff?’ The answer is probably no.

– Corrie from Dizzy Brunette

Fashion Mumblr - Nuffnang for Pearl Drops

“When you do things that you think you can’t, your comfort zone will just keep on getting bigger and bigger. Even small things will lead to greater things until you feel unstoppable! Positive, confident thoughts have an unbelievable impact on how you feel.”

– Josie from Fashion Mumblr

The LoveCats Inc - Nuffnang for Pearl Drops

“The nights are getting dark before 4pm, the mornings are colder and you realise that you’re stuck with this weather until next Spring (or around May, if you’re in the UK). As much as I love buying coats and boots, I often need a little pick-me-up to make those chilly days a little bit better.

– Helen from The Lovecats Inc

Em Talks - Nuffnang for Pearl Drops

“I’ve been trying this out for as long as I can remember and honestly, spreading the love really does make you feel better about yourself. It kind of gives you the feeling you get when you have a long hug with someone you love. There’s nothing nicer than hearing ‘your hair looks nice today’ so make someone’s day and tell them. Spreading that love will make you feel better and more confident. Trust me, try it!

– Em from Em Talks

The Sunday Girl - Nuffnang for Pearl Drops

“Feeling confident in my own skin has been a long journey and even now I have my days in which I take a knock and need a confidence boost. I’m sure you are the exact same, some days I’m bloated, other days a huge blemish will appear and make me want to hide but it is important to know that everyone (even huge celebrities) have days in which they’d rather run past a mirror than stop and grab a selfie. We are all only human.”

– Adrienne from The Sunday Girl

Frock Me I'm Famous - Nuffnan for Pearl Drops

“My winning formula is wearing heels; I can be having a crappy day or just not feeling my outfit/makeup/hair for a night out then I’ll pop on some heels and BAM, I’m feeling sassy as hell and there ain’t no stopping me. We all have that way of making ourselves feeling more confident, and for me, heels make me feel taller and sexier.

– Hayley from Frock Me I’m Famous

Maddy Cane - Pearl Drops for Nuffnang

“I’m a pretty bad procrastinator and will tend to put things off until they absolutely ‘have’ to be done. It’s such a great feeling not to have to have things nagging at the back of your mind and 9 times out of 10 it’ll take less than 5 minutes to do anyway.”

– Maddy from Maddy Cane

Speaking Beauty - Nuffnang for Pearl Drops

“I just love the process of applying makeup and getting ready to go out. I don’t feel dependent on makeup to feel good but I do feel it enhances my features and makes me look more polished. Most days, especially when I’m in a rush or just don’t want to apply much makeup, concealer is my one item I cannot skip. I just love how it brightens my face and makes me look instantly healthier and more awake. It’s my desert island makeup item.

– Renata from Speaking Beauty

Temporary Secretary - Nuffnang for Pearl Drops

“Who goes on social media and compares themselves to people on the Internet? Me! I do this all the time! And you know what? It makes me feel really really terrible. It’s perfectly normal and even natural to look at a snapshot of someone’s life and envy what they have. But remember, comparison is the thief of joy. And anyway, not everything on the Internet is real. You can look but try not to obsess over it. The key is to channel that energy into something positive.”

– Sarah from Temporary Secretary

Nuffnang and Pearl Drops Campaign

Are you a brand, venue or agency interested in working with bloggers? We can help you handpick the right ambassadors for your campaign and manage the creation of original impactful content on your behalf – – > get in touch, we’d love to hear from you.

Connect with our community of over 2,000 UK bloggers and influencers on TwitterInstagramPinterest and FB. Interested in working together on our next campaigns and events? Drop us a line.

Sadie
Nuffnang Community Team

Hi Nuffnangers,

Today we are sharing with you a round-up of our recent foodie meet-up at Sushino En, an authentic Japanese restaurant in Whitechapel, London. As you know, we try to have a community catch-up every month and what better way is there to spend a cold Saturday afternoon than to hang out with fellow bloggers anyway?

We were absolutely spoiled on the day and the restaurant treated us to a veritable feast so we could sample lots of their signature dishes. Hop on over to the posts below to read what the bloggers thought and Sushino En is definitely one to visit if you are in East London. The menu is exhaustive and they have some fantastically affordable options like bento boxes and lunch sets – you can have a peek at the menu on this page, and follow them on social via Twitter and Facebook.

Emma from Bloomzy

“Whereas I do enjoy discovering new cuisines, there’s one I always go back to – Japanese. A cute restaurant tucked away in the heart of Whitechapel, Sushino En serves up a variety of Japanese dishes. We were sat at a sunken table (horigotatsu), which I always find super comfortable. After everyone had arrived we ordered a bottle of plum wine (umeshu) – my favourite Japanese tipple. Conversation flowed as the first round of food was brought to the table…”

– Emma from Bloomzy

Emma from Bloomzy - Sushino En Nuffnang

VA from Chopstick Panorama

“The interior is minimal, but warm and cosy thanks to the wooden furniture. I loved how they projected Ghibli movies onto the wall or have Polaroids of guests on another, gives it a really homey feeling. We got to try a great range of their food, from classic seaweed salad to unique sushi combinations. My favourite dishes were the Buta Kakuni/Japanese Braised Pork Belly for its sweet and savoury deliciousness as well as the Agedashi Tofu that was beautifully soft and subtle in flavour. Whatever sauce the tofu came in, I loved it.…”

– V.A from Chopstick Panorama

V.A from Chopstick Panorama - Sushino En Nuffnang

Ioan from Secret Temple

“It felt a bit like the Witch’s cottage in Hansel and Gretel: from buta no kakuni (pork belly), to agedashi tofu, sashimi, sushi rolls, tempura, the food just kept pilling up. It felt appropriate that at the time they were screening Spirited Away. Highlights of the meals include the agedashi tofu – great texture, slightly crispy on the outside and soft on the inside. The tempura was also excellent, still warm and the batter was crisp and fresh…”

Ioan from Secret Temple

Ioan from Secret Temple - Sushino En Nuffnang

Amanda from Rhyme and Ribbons

“I had an amazing lunch this weekend with Nuffnang at Sushinoen. The people were great and the afternoon was superb. Out of everything I tried I probably ate the most of the fried tofu. It soaked up so much flavour and was so wonderfully salty. Basically, everything that I love about halloumi. Then there was shumai, a Japanese style dim sum with prawn. Then came both a white tuna carpaccio and beef tataki. There was seared tuna & salmon on California roll and a prawn tempura on California roll. They were very lightly battered, and exceedingly delicious…”

– Amanda from Rhyme and Ribbons

Amanda from Rhyme and Ribbons - Sushino En Nuffnang

Em from Catch 52

“Then came a massive sushi platter containing sushi rolls bravo duo (seared tuna & salmon on California roll) and spider (prawn tempura on California roll). I enjoyed all of it. I like to see a lot going on in my sushi rolls, the more the fish better! Now since we physically didn’t have any space for more food, we got chicken yakisoba in takeaway boxes. Eating it the next day on my lazy Sunday, still in PJs, tasted just as good. For desserts we had mochi and matcha ice cream. I’d definitely recommend Sushinoen and would return there myself. You don’t have to pay silly prices for good food…”

– Em from Catch 52

Em from Catch 52 - Sushino En Nuffnang

Sara from Hello the Mushroom

“We were supposed to also have had the Sukyaki hot pot but we got to the point that we couldn’t take any more food, no matter how delicious it was. The meal was finished with some mochi and a scoop of matcha ice cream. My favourite! I love going out for meals with cool bloggers like this, the company is great and I don’t feel bad or obnoxious for taking photos of the food all the time!…”

– Sara from Hello the Mushroom

Sara from Hello the Mushroom - Sushino En Nuffnang

Group Picture - #NuffnangLunch at Sushino En

Are you a brand, venue or agency interested in being featured by bloggers? We can help you handpick the right ambassadors for your campaign and manage the creation of original impactful content on your behalf so get in touch, we’d love to hear from you.

Connect with our community of over 2,000 UK bloggers and influencers on TwitterInstagramPinterest and FB. Interested in working together on our next campaigns and events? Drop us a line.

Sadie
Nuffnang Community Team

Hi Nuffnangers,Today we are very excited to announce that the countdown to our Annual Winter Workshop for bloggers has officially started. In two short weeks, we will be holding this year’s #NNworkshop at our new stylish office space on 201 Borough High Street and we’re very excited for this last catch-up together before 2016.

The workshop is always very popular with the community and we have a limited number of tickets on sale so be quick to grab one and secure your place on the afternoon of Saturday December 12th – we look forward to seeing you there!

Workshop for Bloggers

What to expect at this event?

This is a friendly and knowledge-oriented workshop with a diverse crowd of bloggers and influencers in attendance. Everyone is welcome whether you write about Crafts and DIY to Food and Health, Travel, Family Life, Fashion and Beauty, Slow Living, or Lifestyle. You are usually an engaged group of content-makers who have been blogging for at least a year.

Every year, we invite three inspiring and experienced speakers from the community to share successes and challenges from their blogging journey in a structured talk (30 mins): they will let you in on a wealth of tips and strategies they have learned over the years and give you practical tips to take your blog further. There will also be plenty of opportunities to ask them your questions and share your own experiences after each presentation in a Q&A (15 min).

What is the theme and who is speaking?

This December, we are excited to tackle Content Strategy for the social media pages around your blog: how to leverage your existing content to increase your reach and readership smartly on Instagram, Steller, YouTube and Podcasts; how to create complementary content for these networks and how to build or leverage their engaged communities to find new readers and lead them back to your blog. Meet our 2015 speakers and the topics of their talks:

Kate from A Playful Day

{A Practical Guide to Podcasting and Storytelling}
with Kate from A Playful Day

Sara from Me & Orla

{Content & Community Building for Instagram + Steller}
with Sara from Me & Orla

Jess from Love and London

{A Practical Guide to Video Blogging}
with Jess from Love and London

Is it only about learning?

No, we will also be holding a networking session on the day so you get the chance to meet and connect with other talented bloggers so do come prepared with a stack of business cards. There will be plenty of drinks and nibbles to keep us sustained through the afternoon thanks to the organic teas and juices of Little Miracles and the healthier baked doughnuts of Dum Dum Donutterie; and finally, we will we do a Christmas Card Swap at the end of the event. We have picked some lovely card designs and you will be leaving on the day with a blogger pal to secretly send good wishes to during the holiday season.

Are you excited yet? You should be.

We only organise the workshop once a year and it really is a great opportunity to take things offline and learn, engage and mingle with fellow creatives so don’t miss out and secure your place today. We can guarantee that you will leave the workshop feeling incredibly inspired and more committed to your blog than ever. Give us a shout-out on Twitter with the hashtag #NNworkshop when you have your tickets so we can high-five you. We’re looking forward to seeing you there!

Are you a brand, venue or agency interested in working with bloggers? We can help you handpick the right ambassadors for your campaign and manage the creation of original impactful content on your behalf – – > get in touch, we’d love to hear from you.

Connect with our community of over 2,000 UK bloggers and influencers on TwitterInstagramPinterest and FB. Interested in working together on our next campaigns and events? Drop us a line.

Sadie
Nuffnang Community Team

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