Introduction!

Hello and welcome to lifesfinewhine! My name is Pooja. I’m Kenyan but currently living in Canada. I am studying history and sociology at university at the moment. I love writing, reading, music and more! Thank you for stopping by little corner of the Internet! This blog includes a majority of lifestyle, travel, mental health, beauty, blogging advice, six word stories, poetry and inspirational posts along with other occassional posts.

Travel is something I’m super passionate about! Whenever I’m on vacation from university I try to take some trips- they may sometimes just be me discovering new things in the same city but I still love it. I love exploring the outdoors (even when the weather gets crazy in Canada…) and seeing something new even when I don’t have a specific destination in mind! To view the travel posts click here.

I love writing lifestyle blogs because over time the blogging community and my readers/followers have kind of become like family. That’s why I want to share what’s going on with me and what I’m up to at the moment with them. I love reading the comments I get on these posts and sharing my thoughts with them. To view lifestyle posts click here.

Mental health is something that is very important to me. I suffer from anxiety and depression and I chose to write about my experiences with having an anxiety disorder, anxiety symptoms and the anxiety treatment/anxiety medication I’ve tried. I also like to share what helps me out with my mental health in the hopes that it may help others as well as reduce the stigma around mental health. If you or someone you love are suffering from mental health problems please seek counselling/therapy. To view mental health posts click here.

I have always loved makeup and fashion- seriously I used to put makeup and dress up my dolls and totally ruined their faces because of the makeup- and I love writing about makeup and fashion! I do reviews for makeup products, try out the best/top products as well as drugstore/affordable products and I also write about outfits I love, which outfits I’ve worn on my travel posts and more. To view fashion/makeup posts click here.

Since my blog started growing quite fast over the last three or four years I get asked quite often about how to get more followers and how to get more traffic. That’s why I decided to start an entire section with blogging advice for bloggers looking for grow their following, traffic or make money off their blog. For blogging advice click here.

When I first started blogging I saw some bloggers writing six word stories and was very intrigued by the concept of a six word story. I think it’s absolutely fascinating how you can write an entire story in just six words and I have therefore been doing six word stories ever since. To view six word story posts click here. 

Blogging actually reminded me of how much I loved writing poetry and earlier on during the first year or so of blogging a large number of my posts were poetry. I don’t write poetry as often now but I still try to as much as I can or whenever I feel inspired. To view poetry posts click here.

Inspirational or motivational quotes/images posts are one of my favourite types of posts to write. I think it’s important for us to try to spread positivity in a world that sometimes seems to be filled with a lot of negativity. I try to post some positive/inspirational/motivational quotes at least once a week just to lighten the mood a bit and help uplift everyone reading. To view inspirational posts click here. 

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Quote Of The Day #7

Quote Of The Day #7


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Six Word Story #87

Six Word Story #87

Stolen glances. Shy smiles. Hidden secrets.


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Blogger Interview With Cindy

Blogger Interview With Cindy

I had such an amazing time reading the answers for this interview and I hope you guys do too. If you want to see more from Cindy feel free to check out her blog which is linked below.

  1. Thank you so much for being a part of this interview. Please tell us a little bit about yourself and your blog.

My name is Cindy Wanjiku and I live in Nairobi, Kenya. I am an environmental scientist by profession.

I love travelling and trying out new things. Basically, I love to have a good time. 🙂

I am also passionate about the natural world that’s why I started my blog, Terra’s Liege so I could discuss environmental issues and create awareness about it as well.

  1. When did you create your blog and what pushed you to do so?

I started my blog about a year ago (February 2020) when a friend encouraged me to be more vocal about spreading environmental awareness on a more public platform. I loved the idea because I would be able to discuss environmental issues with a wider audience and share tips that the average person could use to save the environment.

My whole initiative behind the blog is to synthesize information and write it in a simpler format so that it is not too science-y but still very informative so that anyone can learn something new and enjoy the process.

  1. You’re an environmental scientist which is such an interesting profession. What made you choose this career path?

I am an animal lover so when I was about 12 I discovered the majority of wildlife in Kenya and other parts of the world is facing extinction. That’s when I knew I wanted to work in conservation.

  1. In what ways can one help decrease pollution?

Plastic pollution is a major threat to marine and land animals. There’s something we could all do at an individual level to reduce it. One way of doing this is by avoiding single use plastic. Instead go for reusable water bottles and biodegradable straws i.e bamboo or metal straws.

  1. Why is it important for us to try to fight against climate change and how could one do this?

Climate change affects us all no matter where you live, through extreme weather, flooding, droughts and rising sea-levels. The disruptions brought about by this will affect our health, food security and clean water supplies. For the sake of life on earth we have to fight climate change. You could fight it by getting educated and learning how it works. Other things you could do are reduce food waste, eat plant based meals and opt for clean energy technology. I have written about climate change on my blog so you can find out more here.

  1. Why do you think blogging is a great way to spread your message?

These days nearly everyone does their research online and blogging is a good way to get your content out there. It makes it accessible for any interested parties.

  1. You write about emerging environment issues in an African context and as a Kenyan I’m interested to know how emerging environmental issues are currently affecting Africa?

Poaching is a major problem in African countries. The demand for wildlife products is devastating the numbers of wild animals particularly rhinos, elephants and pangolins.

Climate change is another threat. Extreme weather patterns have increased the occurrence of floods and droughts in the continent which has led to low food production in certain parts. There’s a long list of environmental issues affecting Africa as well as the rest of the world. You can find out more here.

  1. What is your favourite food?

Chicken with potato wedges, and pilau.

  1. What is your favourite colour?

Blue and purple

  1. If you could travel for a year what places would you visit?

I loooove the beach….so I would definitely go to as many tropical countries as possible starting with Bora Bora, Maldives, Seychelles, Bahamas and Mauritius.

  1. Thanks again and please feel free to add anything you would like to share with the readers.

Thank you so much for the opportunity Pooja. It was nice being interviewed by you.

If you would like to check out my blog click here!

If you enjoyed this interview don’t forget to stop by Cindy’s blog by clicking here.


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Six Word Story #86

Six Word Story #86

,Lies made love turn to hate.


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The One With All The Art

The One With All The Art

I don’t know if you guys remember this but last year when the pandemic first started I got super into doing online art for a while and it was incredibly relaxing. I had so much fun with it and I’m kind of sad I don’t have as much time for art now (although I do still occassionally do it from time to time). Anyway, I realised my art app was offering little videos now instead of just pictures and I wanted to share videos with you guys of how I made the art! Hope you enjoy them if they work on WP- I rarely share videos so this post may end up being a total disaster. Also if you could let me know in the comments if the videos work or not that would be awesome! And if you can’t tell by the title someone has started watching Friends again lol.

I’ve uploaded in the order that I drew them and you can probably tell I get better at using the app later on. My favourite out of all of them is Marge because I’m really proud of how her hair turned out since it was kind of hard to get it just right and shade it too. Let me know in the comments which one you liked best!


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Six Word Story #85

Six Word Story #85

“I will change.” No change occurred.


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Blogger Interview With Stacy

Blogger Interview With Stacy

I want to thank Stacy for stopping by lifesfinewhine for this interview- I had a wonderful time interviewing her and I hope you guys take a minute to check out her blog which is linked below.

  1. Thanks so much for being a part of this interview. Please tell us a little about yourself and what your blog is about.

Thank you so much for having me! I’m Stacey, I’m 29 years old and I live in a place called Wiltshire in England, UK. My blog is called 29 and Feeling Fine and I use the tagline Life, Lessons and Literature as every post tends to fall into one of those three categories. Life posts are where I write about what’s going on with me currently, Lesson posts are reflective and I write about things that have happened in the past (normally things I would do differently now!) and Literature posts are about books I’ve read because I’m a huge book lover.

  1. When and why did you start blogging?

I started this blog on my 29th birthday on May 4th 2020 but it’s actually something I’ve wanted to do for years. We were in the first lockdown in the UK and I was feeling really reflective about life and things I wanted to do so I researched blog platforms that night, came up with the name and pressed publish. I started my Instagram (@staceyblogs) at the same time and it doubles as a bookstagram/blogging page. It was quite impulsive but I’m so glad I did it, it’s been so therapeutic for me to spend time outside of work doing something I enjoy and I hope I continue for a long time.

  1. What has been your favourite post to write so far?

My 30 before 30 was fun, although this year has blown a lot of those goals out of the water. I’m thinking of doing a 30 AT 30 to replace it haha! Aside from that, the posts that are most rewarding for me are ones I haven’t planned. I’ve just had an urge to get my feelings out – often at 2am when I can’t sleep. I’m quite an open book but these posts are typically the ones I get the best engagement from.

  1. When did you know you wanted to be a writer?

I have been interested in writing in different ways since I was a kid. I have always adored reading and if I could ever get my mind to concentrate for long enough I’d love to write a book. When I was a teenager my dream job was to be a Magazine Editor which later turned into a Journalist (although neither materialised sadly!) and in regards to blogging, I must have signed up to 5 different blogging platforms over the last decade but this was the only one I actually pressed publish on!

  1. I noticed you are a fellow rom-com fan and I had to ask- what are some of your favourite rom-coms?

Wow that’s tricky I have so many. I think Notting Hill is an all-time favourite of mine, I could watch it over and over. I actually went to visit some of the filming spots in Notting Hill in London a couple of years ago which was very cool. I have a picture of the bookshop on my bookshelf.

  1. Who are some of your favourite writers?

Jodi Picoult, Giovanna Fletcher, Catherine Isaacs, Lisa Jewell and Gail Honeyman are just a few who have all written wonderful books.

  1. What are some of your 2021 goals for your blog?

To be more consistent and just keep it up! Nothing makes me smile more than seeing comments under my posts or messages via my Instagram so reaching more people is definitely a big goal of mine this year.

  1. What is your least favourite thing about blogging?

That I turn 30 in 4 months and have a blog called 29 and Feeling Fine! New name suggestions are welcome – maybe I’ll be like Adele and change the name on an age-at-time-of-writing basis.

  1. What is your favourite food

Anything with cheese.

  1. What would be your dream vacation?

New York is number one on my dream list. It was always my plan to be in NYC on my 30th Birthday but sadly this won’t be possible this year. One day though!

  1. How has 2021 been treating you so far?

Lockdown 3.0 aside, it’s been okay. I got a new job which is great, especially in the times we’re in but I miss my family and friends hugely. Fingers crossed at some point this year we see some return to normality.

  1. Thanks again and please feel free to add anything you would like to share with the readers.

Thank you Pooja for having me on your blog and everyone for taking the time to read 🙂

If you enjoyed this interview don’t forget to stop by Stacy’s blog by clicking here.


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Black History Facts You Probably Didn’t Know

Black History Facts You Probably Didn’t Know

Really great information in this post- I would definitely recommend giving it a read.

Tiani Angela

Happy Friday everyone! I hope all is well with you all. I’m feeling pretty good myself. As we near the end of February also known as Black History Month, I wanted to share a few lesser-known and interesting facts about Black History. This is a month that reflects and pays tribute to the achievements of generations of African Americans.

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“Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.” – Martin Luther King Jr.

1.) The Black population in the United States went from being 4.8 million residents in 1870 to 43.8 million in 2018.

2.) Black History Month was originally started and celebrated as Negro History Week in 1926 by Carter G Woodson. He chose the second week of February specifically because it covered the birthdays of Abraham Lincoln (February 12th) and Frederick Douglass (February 14th).

3.) The late…

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Blogger Interview With Dana

Blogger Interview With Dana

I want to thank Dana for being a part of this interview and she has a really great blog so please do take a minute to check it out- the link is below.]

1. Thanks so much for being a part of this interview. Please tell us a little about yourself and what your blog is about.

My name is Dana Kearney. I am from Oakland, CA.  I love to write poetry, novels, children’s books, astrology, and pretty much anything new I learn. My blog started off as a book review blog and I still write book reviews, but I love to write about poetry, health, astrology, and things to keep people informed.

2. When and why did you start blogging?

I started my blog in 2016 just to have fun. I  started writing book reviews and sometimes I still do, but now I write poetry, astrology, health, and women’s articles.

3. How has blogging improved your life?

Blogging gives me an opportunity to express my opinion and spread knowledge about different topics. I feel accomplished knowing that I can write something at least once a week.

4. What is your favourite and least favorite thing about blogging?

I love that I get to write about things that I love and people enjoy what I write.

My least favorite thing is that I feel like I need to continue writing when I may not have the most polished material.

5. When did you know you wanted to be a writer?

I’ve always been a writer. I wrote poetry as a child. I loved creative writing because essays and articles were difficult for me. After college my writing improved dramatically , and I feel more confident to write anything, so I wrote a novel and children’s books.

6. What tips would you give to someone who wants to be a writer or blogger?

You have to start at some point. Plan a year of what you might write and get started. It is difficult and you may have a lot to learn along the way. Don’t give up, because if you really want to it will work out for you.

7. What has been your favourite post to write so far and why?

My series on the secret women’s club is my favorite because I got to research and learn so much. Women don’t talk about their issues very often so I feel like it can help others understand things better.

8. What are some of your future goals for your blog?

I just want to get 1000 subscribers and continue producing content that people enjoy.

9. What is one place you really want to visit?

I would love to go to Hawaii. I have never been and it looks beautiful. 

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