About me

My name is Sandra, I am 28 and I am based in Glasgow/Scotland/UK. I am married and I am a mother to a beautiful boy Zachary (4) and baby girl Mia (1 month old) Motherhood is the best thing I have ever experienced and I am trying to enjoy every precious moment with my children, before they start school. 

I love skincare, make- up, fashion, photography, interior design and DIY projects.  I also love cooking and I am slightly obsessed with healthy food. I decided  to start The Black Pearl Blog to share my passion for all those things and in the past 3 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 new 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, baby & parenting blog posts, fitness updates and occasional plus size outfit, lifestyle or home decor post thrown in for good measure :) 

At the moment, I am mostly focusing on the baby/parenting and lifestyle side of the blog.

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

twitter: @theblackpearlb
instagram: @theblackpearlb


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.

What size and height are you?
I am a size 18/20 and I am 5ft7.


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