About me

My name is Sandra, I am 26 (27 in July) and I am based in Glasgow/Scotland/UK. I am married and I am a mother to a beautiful baby boy Zachary :) Well... he is a toddler already and will be turning 3 really soon! Motherhood is the best thing I have ever experienced and I am trying to enjoy every precious moment with my son, before he starts school. 

I love skincare, make- up, fashion, photography, interior design and DIY projects.  I also love cooking and I spend all my money on healthy food, haha :) I decided  to start The Black Pearl Blog to share my passion for all those things and in the past 2 years blogging became a big part of my life.  I absolutely love what I do, from taking blog photos, testing new products and experimenting with new healthy recipes to writing interesting content and interacting with my readers. 

I love to ramble about lipsticks, eyeshadows or an amazing face cream I discovered and that's why most of my posts are beauty related.  You can also expect to see healthy meal ideas, fitness updates and occasional outfit, lifestyle or home decor post thrown in for good measure :) 

You can always talk to me on Twitter or follow me on Instagram to see what I am up to:

twitter: @theblackpearlb
instagram: @theblackpearlb
my instagram food diary: @theblackpearlbfood

Let me introduce you to my husband Scott and my cute baby boy Zachary :) 


What camera do you use is the question I get asked nearly every day :) Here is the answer:

I use an Olympus E510 with two kit lenses most of the time (Zuiko 14-42mm f/3.5-5.6 and 40-150mm f/4.0-5.6 - see photo examples). I also use some manual lenses with my SLR, when I can be bothered to work without autofocus (photo example).

Some photos on my blog were also taken with a Canon IXUS 200IS (photo example), an Ipad 2 (photo example), a Nikon D700 (photo example) and a Canon 7D with a 50mm f/1.4 lens (photo example). 

Update: Most photos published from the 15.07.2014 are taken with a Canon 700D and the kit lens.


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