I’ve been blogging for four years already and I have to say, I never thought it would give me opportunities to learn more and meet wonderful people. I like that I get to immerse myself in a network that embraces individuality yet gives enough support towards each other. Blogging has given me the connection I don’t think I would ever have, given my introvert personality. For me, the best part of being a blogger is that I get to meet fellow bloggers and even get included in different campaigns. I remember one of the most memorable campaigns I did was NIVEA Fun, Fearless & Fair.
Being side by side with influential personalities in the digital world is something I am extremely grateful and proud of. Since then, I’ve been enjoying blogging even more. After my first major digital campaign, NIVEA again got me for their Live Life with A Smile campaign where my fellow bloggers & I got to create & share our mix tape to our readers.
This is where I virtually met Marj Sia, as she was also part of the campaign.
For those of you who don’t know, Marj Sia is a make up artist and a beauty blogger. Before we even got acquainted, I was already a follower of her blog and have been trying beauty products that she recommends. We’ve been seeing each other during events but we never really got properly introduced. It wasn’t until NIVEA held an Express Raid event that we have become a little bit more than just fellow-bloggers.
Vern, Verniece, Marj, Val, Martha & I during the NIVEA Express Raid challenge.
In the succeeding months, we’ve been seeing each other more and more.
Seph, Michelle, Rowena, Marj & I.
Marj & I like unleashing the foodies in us.
Marj & I have gotten closer as we learned that we share the same passion when it comes to shopping, food & beauty products. I even bought a bag from her, have asked her opinion about certain beauty products and have hung out with her in different events.
If needed, we are also game in revealing our competitive side.
Thinking about it now, Marj & I have come a long way than just mere acquaintances. We’ve definitely gotten closer and comfortable with each other, all thanks to our love for skin care & beauty products. Evidently, we both love NIVEA and our digital campaigns are proofs of it. This year proved to be a great year for our friendship and NIVEA is a witness on how our friendship evolved over the years.
After learning about the Come Closer campaign of NIVEA, Marj & I realized that it’s not about how long we’ve known each other nor how often we see each other, rather it’s the little things that we have in common that made us closer to each other.
NIVEA #ComeCloser inspired us to grow closer together as we share our love for food and fashion. We rarely see each other over the holidays but this didn’t stop us to bond online- chat over make up tips, shopping finds and even just to say hi and hello. Like Marj & I, we know that many of you would want to rekindle your friendship, to reconnect with your best gal pal over shopping, dinning or just chit chatting.
May it be a new friendship or rekindling an old one, the new year is the perfect time to level up your friendship and be closer with the people who matter.