Peace Be Upon You
I wanted to share this post because despite how my Bangladesh travel blogs (one and two) were portrayed, I do love my background as we have an incredibly rich, cultural heritage and a blooming interesting history – one that I’m more than proud to represent.
With that said I’ve noticed on Instagram quite a few people are questioning the “look” of a Bengali as if we are all moulded out of the same cookie cutters. Darling let me stop you there and show you my top 5 bengali bloggers, we all look different and have something completely different to bring to the table.
I wanted to create this ‘tag’ to show people the diverse looks, frames, mind and soul of Bengali females (& males). Also to empower others and create a network of positivity and love within our own culture.
I find the people that attack one certain community is the community members themselves. So lets stop that, grab a nice masala chai, chill out, connect and empower each other. We are not privileged enough to be hating, judging or trolling one another. So lets accept each other as we are and lets discover one another and promote each other.
There is no one way to show your love for your Bengali bloggers or influencers, so please tag/ link your posts in the comments below so I too can discover more Bengali queens and kings! ❤ Alternatively share your own love for your nationality by sharing your beauty queens or kings whether your Pakistani, Indian, Somalian or what have you…
& now in no particular order, lets celebrate my top 5 #BengaliBloggers:
@goldentiffin // goldentiffin.co
the girl with the golden tiffin (aka: Thahmina) is a blog i’ve followed and admired for quite sometime. I fell in love with her bengali twists on food and her photography is just perfect – vibrant and attractive, just like the food she shares! It’s incredible to see her extend her blog and branch out into making lifestyle travel videos too – her style is extremely dreamy, I’m in awe. She has a definitive creative and artistic flair to everything she touches, which opens up my eyes to new creative levels.
If you love Thahmina’s work, you’ll also appreciate her husband’s @Jahied photography skills (the 3×3 pictures on the right). I love how he captures the raw moments, those little glimpses in life which tell a story.
@LucyArts1 // @LettersbyLucy
I remember being contacted by Lucy when I first made Youtube videos asking if she could send me a piece of work – however I politely declined because I remember saying how I wanted to be able to purchase her work because they’re so beautiful, her work deserved to be paid for. I also wanted a piece to fit my home decor – I currently rent and I’m not allowed to hang anything on the walls, so In Sha Allah one day soon I’ll be able to purchase one of her works.
FYI she’s ventured into calligraphy also @LettersbyLucy and her work here is stunning (the 3×3 pictures on the right)! The work is just so mesmerising! Defo worth contacting for wedding or party invitations! Oh and she hosts workshops too, check out her page for details.
@nillydahlia // NillyDahlia Youtube
Now I’ve been following this girl from her mango whirl days! and I’m loving the direction of her comeback and the real life struggles she shares and talks about. I think it’s fair to say that the general Bengali culture is quite timid and shy away from talking about certain topics and I found that Nilly is great at breaking those barriers down and talking about sensitive if not controversial topics, which is great to see.
Now a lot of you may not know that I too am a mom now and her posts, blogs and insights have been extremely helpful and have provided me with the boost and confidence I needed, it’s like watching a big sister give advice. Because of social media I feel like I’ve known for her forever and its been amazing to see her take up loads of new opprutinities in all directions of her life. I like to call myself a silent follower whereby I will always interact by liking posts, however I’m too shy to always comment/ show appreciation. So I guess this is what this post is for – to show my appreciation and love for an untold big sister connection.
@12rxy // dontreadmydiary.com
the definition of a go-getter and the ultimate #GirlBoss who doesn’t settle for less and writes like a beautiful story-teller. Now i’ve had the pleasure of meeting Roxy for brief period in my life and she’s definitely someone I admire and look up-to, both in personal and business environments.
She’s definitely one to watch and has AH-MAZING things planned in store with @thekhanums so get following and show her new venture some love, release is in a week!!
@tanji.s // tanji-s.uk
I’ve gotta give credit where credit is due coz this girl is beyond amazing. I love her makeup style, work ethics and her thirst for knowledge is infectious it keeps me going! It’s easy to fall flat in life and become a zombie, but tanjia’s work drive has me craving life more and more – these for me are the type of bloggers you want to follow. Even with her large follow count she speaks up regarding sensitive matters and isn’t one to stay quiet and for that I love her. She’s a total doll and how she balanced uni, work and her blog just floors me! Keep going girl you’ve got this on lockdown! x
@safiyahtasneem // safiyahtasneem.blogspot.co.uk
I remember her from her frootibeauty days! definitely and OG in the blogging industry and one whom I admire and respect in the field because she hasn’t given up – always quick on those discount codes and offers! I love her foundation files concept as they’re a good go-to reference for people with south-asian skin types, it’s a good starting point. FYI her Fenty beauty review and swatches is none like no other and I highly recommend the read [h e r e]. I also love her Insta reviews and unboxing, great way to see new releases and products.
** UPDATE UPDATE Safiyah isn’t Bengali!! She’s just got in touch to let me know, how embarrassing, I guess we can all just laugh it off?! Not sure how I believed she was #FAIL. Nonetheless, I’m gonna leave this segment in here as her blog is worth a mention and I mean Jahied’s work above makes up my five still, right? xx
I hope you enjoyed this post, I’m interested to have a read at your share also, so please comment/ tag me in them! Also on a side note is anyone going to the British Bangladesh Fashion Week next weekend (07.10.2017)? If you are attending let me know!
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